Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stock Your Stash-Wedding {for the happy couple}


Spring and Summer would most definitely be deemed the "wedding" months, so it is only fitting that wedding is the theme for this month's Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge! You can read all about it on the Reverse Confetti Blog. I've made two cards for today's challenge!
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I went with a "something blue" theme for this particular wedding card. I always like a lot of white, silver or gold, and a hint of color {but not always} when I design my wedding cards. To begin this design, I heat embossed the flowers from the Pattern Blocks stamp set in silver powder onto a white square. I mounted it onto a piece of Stone Cardstock that had been die cut using the Dashed Line Confetti Cuts using foam squares.

I heat embossed the "for the happy couple" sentiment which is from the Lots to Say stamp set in silver onto a strip of vellum. I attached it to the back of the square using scotch tape.

I decided to frame the entire focal panel with some of the beautiful images from the Elegant Florals stamp set. I stamped them in Stone Ink and then die cut them using the coordinating Elegant Florals Confetti Cuts. All of this is added to a 4 by 5 1/4 inch panel of Mist Cardstock and then attached to a white A2 card base. I also added a few rhinestone gems for some added sparkle. I also spritzed it heavily with shimmer spray.

For this second card, I used a lot of the same stamps, as you can see, but they are arranged in a different way. I used the Elegant Florals again, but this time I stamped the floral image multiple times on Stone cardstock to create a background. I used the Geo Panel Confetti Cuts stacked twice to use as a backdrop for the rest of the design elements. I can't stop using it because I love it so much!

I layered the flowers onto a Dashed Line Tag and added it to the card using foam squares. I created a wedding cake using the Candles n' Confetti stamp set as well as the coordinating Confetti Cuts. I think that pink cake stand turned out so cute!

I used the same sentiment embossed in silver on this card as well. A few sparkling clear sequins finish this design off! I hope you all get a chance to join us this month with this fun challenge! Thanks for fluttering by!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mix it Up #46 {What's Canoe with YOU?}

Hi friends! It's been a while since I've shared any SugarPea Designs creations, but I'm here today sharing TWO cards made with this month's Mix It Up Challenge. It has a clean, graphic look to it, so I decided to make two CAS designs for this particular challenge.

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I really liked the triangles in the quilt, so I decided to use the Card Front Element Builders to create a triangle shape. I did some blue ink blending in the negative space of the two blended yellow pieces, which ended up being the perfect place for the sentiment. All of the images for this card are from the Indian Summer stamp set and are some of my favorite images!

I stamped and colored all of the images using alcohol markers and then used the coordinating Indian Summer SugarCuts to die cut them.

You can see that the two yellow pieces are raised up using foam squares and it leaves the sentiment portion recessed. I also mixed some black acrylic paint with a touch of water to add some black splatters for some extra detail. I always find that it is important to "test" your splatters on a piece of scrap paper to make sure they are the right size for your project. An easy tip for this is that the size of paint brush determines the size of the splatters. For this card, I used a very narrow pointed brush to get these particular splatters. It doesn't hurt to experiment to decide what type you like the best...if any at all! LOL!

As you can see, my second card is identical in layout and color. I actually made this one first, and then decided that I wanted to play around with some colorful images, so the second card was born!

This card is VERY CAS, but I think it works with these beautiful feathers and sentiment from the BoHo Feathers Stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto the grey portion using black ink.

The feathers are heat embossed in gold onto vellum and then die cut using the coordinating Feathers SugarCut. I was attempting to follow the sketch portion of the challenge at this point, but didn't really follow through completely! LOL! I added a few sequins for some added detail and shine.

The feathers are secured with a big, gold gem at the top. I also added some black splatters to this card as well. I hope you get a chance to join us and play along, especially with such a fabulous prize up for grabs! Thanks for fluttering by!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink August Release Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink August Release! I'm sure your wish lists are getting quite large with everything that has been featured the last few days!  I am beyond smitten with all of the new products that I am sharing with you today! They will be available for purchase beginning on August 15th! Don't forget to head to the Papertrey Ink Blog for all of the details of the release as well as see how the other designers have used today's products! I've jam packed a lot of new goodies into this first design because they are all just so lovely! The highlight of this card is the sentiment which is from the new Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving.

It's no surprise how much I love a gold embossed sentiment, and today I'm showcasing it by using the "Happy Thanksgiving" portion on Kraft and then the rest of the sentiment is embossed onto vellum. I really like how it turned out....and the pumpkins and gourds...can we talk about those? I absolutely, 100 % could not resist adding them to this card. They are from the Simply Gourd-eous set that is also being featured today and I am IN LOVE!  I probably had more fun than I should actually admit stamping these colorful beauties. I've used them on my last card at the bottom of the post because I just couldn't stop myself. I sat down one day and just stamped and stamped and stamped! I used a few different color combinations which I will most likely share on some different designs, but the traditional ones are highlighted today.


The new Shape Shifter die is the perfect backdrop to highlight the sentiment. I die cut it three times and then glued the outer portion together. I left the inner pieces free because I wanted to bend and shape them organically to create some visual movement. I used dye inks and an aqua painter to watercolor the leaves, acorns, and berries.  I also used the newest Scallop Stackers: Small for some extra detail!


 I also couldn't resist adding some country charm with the Chicken Scratch Gingham paper
For my next card, I'm using a new stamp and die set called Frame It Out: Many Blessings.I decided to switch things up and opt for a non-autumn design for this one. It comes with a lovely wedding sentiment so I decided to create a wedding card. Once again, I used vellum and embossing on the sentiment because I just love the softness that it adds and I also didn't want to cut into the beautiful die cut frame.

 I used the new Scallop Stackers: Small again for this design, but this time I just used the outer portion without the cut outs. I love how you can mix and match each piece for a unique look depending your needs.

 The flowers from the Stitching Garden stamp set and I love them in this color combination.
 I used a lot of foam squares to raise up the green layer so that you could really see the intricate detailing of the die.

For my next card, I used the frame image from the Frame it Out: Many Blessings set. There are so many fun possibilities with these new stamps and dies. I used my MISTI to get the different green hues. This is a very simple design, but by adding in the different ink colors on the frame and gourds, it still gives the card a lot of visual interest.
I stamped the frame onto a piece of white cardstock that has been die cut using the Noted Simply Stitched A2 Vertical Die cuts. I used this on my previous card as well. I just love the detail it gives to the edges.

These are more of the gourds and pumpkins that I stamped using the new Simply Gourd-eous stamp set. I layered them at the bottom of the frame. I also tied a bow of twine and let it trail out.It reminded me of sprawling pumpkin vines!


This beautiful sentiment is also from the Frame It Out: Many Blessing set. I absolutely love the font!

This particular card would be fabulous to mass produce for the autumn holidays to send to your loved ones! I hope you have enjoyed today's post! Remember, everything will be available on August 15th at 10 PM EST! Thanks for fluttering by!

Reverse Confetti-Happy Birthday, Jen!

It's a fun day around here! It's the amazing Jen del Muro's birthday and the Confetti Crew has put together a fun SURPRISE Blog Hop for her! Happy Birthday, my friend!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! You are an inspiration to so many and have touched our lives for good!

Before I dive into the details about my card, don't forget to hop along to the rest of the crew's blogs for some added surprise birthday designs!

Amy Kolling

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Olga Moss




I wanted to think of a fun/clever way to incorporate this particular sentiment from the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set. I really like how the word "big" is accentuated! So....why not make a BIG candle???? I was hoping that my big idea would translate onto paper and I think it did! The sunrays from the My Sunshine Confetti Cuts created the perfect "flame" for the candle!

I added a big, gold gem to the middle of the candle for some extra detail and sparkle! A large strip of pattern paper from the Cue the Confetti 6 by 6 paper pad was the perfect candle! I just love all of the bright, fun prints in this pad!


The Stitched Rays Coverpanel is the perfect backdrop for this big candle! It looks like the flame is radiating from the candle! The sentiment is heat embossed in gold onto a strip of black cardstock. I cut the white piece slightly smaller so that I could mount it onto a Iced Aqua A2 card base using foam squares. I also spritzed the entire thing with shimmer spray before I added the sentiment strip. Happy Birthday, Jen! Make a BIG wish! Hugs, Kelly! Thanks for fluttering by!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Traveler's Journal: Notes and Details

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Welcome friends, to this month's Traveler's Journal post! I had a ball putting this together and I hope you'll join me as I explain all of the fun detail in today's project! There's a lot to see and explain, so will just dive right in! To begin, I am using the new Traveler's Journal: Passport Cover Die! This is the new one that was released last month. You can see my project with it from July HERE. It is the perfect size for today's project as well. What I have created is a journal filled with samples of cardstock, ink, felt, and more!I am so happy with how it turned out and I know that it will come in so handy as I plan and execute my projects!

The outer cover is decorated with die cuts that are included in the Passport Cover Die. They are all so much fun and they will get used a ton in the upcoming months, so watch out! LOL!I also created this super fun pom pom jumbo paper clip using some teal yarn. I love having coordinating clips for all of my journals. They are essential for clipping and securing bits and bobs!

 This first section holds all of the Papertrey Ink ink colors. As you can see, I don't actually have the full collection, but they are all in my cart ready to be purchased! LOL! The tiny flower that I stamped the ink swatches in is from the VERY FIRST PTI stamp set called "Paper Tray". I haven't pulled it out in YEARS, but thought it would be fun to include and give a nod to the past! I wanted to show you how I folded the charts so they fit in the journal, but are easily pulled out to see the entire piece. The ink section is folded, and the felt section is unfolded so you can compare. I also don't have the entire collection of felt. The places that are blank are the colors I don't own and the black Xs are stamped on the colors that they don't carry, if that makes sense. I wouldn't want to confuse myself and think I needed some Lovely Lady felt only to realize that they don't carry it. These little charts are something that I made in a word document and if anyone is interested in a copy, I would be happy to email it to you. The little hearts that I used to die cut the felt are the centers of one of the die cuts that come with the Passport Cover. I used the outer portion of the felt pieces as embellishments throughout the project.
I used a small circle punch to punch out all of the cardstock colors and secured them with glue. I DO have a complete cardstock collection! LOL! I used the Fresh Alphabet to stamp out all of the words in rainbow colors. This particular set is being discontinued, so if you want it, you can get it at a discount! Wahoo! It is one of my favorites! I also used many of the tiny words from the Traveler's Journal: Currently stamps set which is also being discontinued! I just love how they added just the right feeling for today's project!

 I have a board on Pinterest called "Color Me Happy" that I have to put all kinds of color combinations that I LOVE or want to try. I decided to bring them to life in this particular section of my journal. I didn't actually photograph that part because it is the backside of the "color me happy" page! LOL! Anyway, I just used a larger circle punch and punched out the cardstock that I felt represented the color combinations the best and then glued them together in a line. I will continue to do this as I pin them on Pinterest, and add them to my journal.
You can see the felt pieces that I was talking about earlier. They look so cute as embellishments for my Traveler's Journal: Passport Page Blanks cover. I also used more of the included dies! I just love how this bright and colorful journal turned out! It was a lot of work, but watching it come alive makes it all worth it! It will be such a fun resource for me to use as I create! Thanks for fluttering by!

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

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Hi Friends! Today is the monthly Reverse Confetti Blog Hop! Today the team is showcasing lots of fun and inspiring cards using the amazing pattern paper that Reverse Confetti has to offer! I was immediately drawn to these two patterns from the Pattern Play 6 by 6 pad. I love the hexagons on the lighter piece and it pairs so nicely with the geometric yellow print! The hexagons immediately made me think of bees, so I decided that The Buzz would be the perfect images for today's card! Don't forget to stop by the rest of the team's blogs to see what they have been up to!

Reverse Confetti blog

Amy Kolling

Ali Farmer

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Laurie Schmidlin

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Deanne Kuntz

Jeanne Jachna

Olga Moss

Eloise Blue

I colored the bees using alcohol markers and then die cut them using the coordinating The Buzz Confetti Cuts. I had the squares, which are from the Stitched Squares confetti cuts, left over from some previous cards and the bees look so cute adhered to them. I love the stitching lines because they match the bees wings!

I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the top of the black stripes for some shine. I also stamped the "bee trail" image onto the third square. The layout for this card was basically created from random scraps I have been saving from previous cards. I thought I'd tuck the circle that is embossed using the Polka Panel Confetti Cuts. I was pleased at how nice it looked. I was planning on using four squares, but the circle made a perfect place for me to add a heat embossed sentiment strip.
I added some machine zig zag stitching below the focal panel for some added detail and interest.

As you can see, I used quite a few foam squares to really make all of the layers pop! I mail my cards in clear envelopes and use the butterfly stamp from the post office so all of the layers don't really matter! Thanks for fluttering by!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday Ideas {I love School!}

Hi friends! I'm over on the Precious Remembrance Shop Blog today sharing this set of Back-to-School cards! It feels like I was JUST creating my teacher thank you cards! Time flies, I tell you! That being said, I have had such a fun time putting together baskets filled with all kinds of classroom supplies like Kleenex, sanitizing wipes, soap, glue sticks, pencils, etc. for my boys' new teachers. It is something that I enjoy doing and I generally bring them to Back-to-School night. I also included chocolate, gum, caramels, and lifesavers for the teachers for their survival! LOL! These two cards will be the perfect finishing touch! I used the adorable Little Things stamp set as well as the School Days stamp set-. You can see a few other projects that I've made with this set HEREHERE, and HERE.

I stamped the school bus image using Palette Noir ink and then colored them using alcohol markers. I also added some Wink of Stella to the windows and headlights for shimmer. I topcoat of Crystal Glaze gives them some realistic shine! I stamped the "I love school" sentiment onto a black rectangle using white pigment ink for a chalkboard feel.

The "A+" sentiment is heat embossed in gold and then punched out using a circle punch and attached to the card using foam squares. I stamped the polka dot strip using red ink and then added some machine stitching! I just love the extra detail that it gives! I hope you have been inspired to get your own school cards created for those special people we call teachers! Thanks for fluttering by!