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SugarPea Designs – August Sweet Peek Week Day 1

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Welcome to day 1 of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week! I am so excited about the products I get to show you this week! Today is a fabulous start with the Beautiful Books Stamp Set and coordinating SugarCut Dies plus a stand alone Open Book SugarCut Die Set. There is also a GIVEAWAY featured at the bottom of the post.

I started with the idea of combining the products and they work together perfectly. I cut the book with the Open Book SugarCut and then stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Books stamp set on the page. The book dies layer up easily and I just glued them together at the spine leaving a bit of play in the pages for depth. Then for the decoration.

It doesn’t take much to see where my glasses inspiration came from! And then a few flowers because who doesn’t love flowers?! But this set is loaded with all kind of multitasking images you are sure to find lots of uses for. To add a little detail behind the book, a natural “go-with” set is from the last release called Handwritten Letter.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, August 31st.

Thank you for stopping in today. Back tomorrow for our next feature and the entire release will be available on Friday, August 28th.


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I am excited to share a card today that I created for the SugarPea Designs blog. You know that I love stencils. And you know what? I’m actually using one to stencil with. I know…crazy.

I started with Simon Says Stamps Fog Gray card stock. It is a pretty and subtle gray. I pulled out the Leaf Canopy Stencil and applied some embossing paste. It give a tone on tone effect that is really pretty. I thought vellum would be a nice complement to the embossing so I cut some with the SugarCut – Stacked Honeycombs.

I chose the sentiment from the SugarCut – Floral Envie set. Such a pretty die! I thought the blue would be a pretty pop off all the pale neutrals. For a little more sparkle, I added some sequins (which conveniently hide some of the adhesive on the vellum) and a bit of silver thread.

Hop over to the SugarPea Designs page for more inspiration! Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!

I’m Glad We’re Friends

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And wow, am I glad! Thank you all for your continued support of my little stamping world. It makes such a difference in helping me stay positive. A quick share of a card I created for the Mix It Up Challenge #70 from SugarPea Designs. You can go join in and play for a chance to win!

I was inspired by both the sketch and the colors. I love these Cottontail Cuties and thought they’d make a fun scene. It is such a joy to color the little images!

I used the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil to add a bit of a cloud background and then used my favorite little Sentiment Strips to cut a sentiment from the stamp set.

I hope this brightens your day a bit! Remember to come over and join the fun and earn a chance to win. Have a great day!

Freshly Made Sketches #447

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Happy middle of the week! Honestly I’m glad for the Wednesday challenge to help me keep track of the days right now. The oh so talented Kim Singdahlsen is our sketch designer at Freshly Made Sketches this week and this one is such a classic.

In fairness to Kim, I truly started on a path of following the sketch completely. But sometimes designing goes a different path. I think I stayed true enough to the intent at least. I thought a Halloween card was just what I needed to shake it up. And what could be more fun that this Trick or Treaters Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios. I just love these sweet images! I colored the adorable witch and her, um, friend with Copic Markers. Then using the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil from SweetPea Designs, I inked the grass. I added a bit of a purple sky and used the same stencil for the stars. I had a couple of great sentiment choices but this one made me smile when used with this little cutey.

I hope you’ll come over and play with us this week. The team has created such wonderful inspiration, as they do each week. Thank you for stopping in today. I’m always grateful for the chance to share with you. Have a great rest of your week.

Honeycomb Hello

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I am sharing this project I created for the SugarPea Designs blog today. I love graphic geometrics and these cards are an easy way to create them.

I inked some Bristol paper using the graduating color palettes of Distress Ink.  Once I had it inked all I had to do was put in my nesting SugarCut – Stacked Honeycombs and cut a few all at once.  With the even spacing and the variety of sizes, this was so fast and created a bunch of honeycombs to play with.

I just chose random sizes and color combinations and formed patterns until I got them how I liked them.  Originally I planned a stamped sentiment (which would be totally great too) but thought the SugarCut – Hello was an even better choice.  A little more ink brushing and some quick cuts and those were done too.

For the black card, I used GinaK Black Foam Tape to pop up the elements. The black really blends and makes the adhesive less obvious. For the white card, I used the GinaK White Foam Tape. With all the honeycombs, I have enough to make one more card too. I hope you enjoy these cards and will give this technique a try. Thanks for stopping in today! See you soon!

FMS444 and SPDMix69

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Hope your week is going well! I cannot believe it is already the middle of July. This whole “groundhog day” effect is messing with my sense of time. But today, I get to share a card that I made for two of my favorite things. First, I am the sketch designer for Freshly Made Sketches and I used the inspiration from SugarPea Designs monthly challenge!

I have been seeing some beautiful cards with dark Copic backgrounds (Yana Smakula is one of the stampers I have seen). I decided that it was time to give it a go. I started by stamping the flower and butterfly from Meadow Motifs with Momento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar White paper using my Misti. I colored images with inspiration from the SugarPea Designs challenge.

Once done with the images, I started on the background using a dark Copic marker. It took a bit but ultimately not too hard to do. Then, I slid the whole panel back in the Misti. First I used a static bag to make sure stray powder would not stick. Then I overstamped the image with Versamark Ink and added Wow Gold Rich Superfine Powder, then heat embossed. The effect is stunning! I pulled a sentiment from what is now my “go to” sentiment set, Everyday Sentiments. On my Fog Gray base, I stamped the Handwritten Letter in Versamark for more texture and added a small gold panel for the sketch.

I hope you’ll come over and join me in both challenges! Thank you so much for stopping in today! See you again soon.

Sending Smiles

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I am over at the SugarPea Designs blog today with a card using one of my favorite sets from the last release, Floral Envie.

I stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Wow White embossing powder. Then I pulled out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I had not used them in a long time and forgot how much I enjoy them. With the white embossing, I worked to keep the colors light and airy.

I love the Everyday Sentiments stamp set too. I’m a fan of work horse sentiment sets, as you know, and this has pretty much everything! And the SugarCut Sentiment Strips dies to cut them all out makes this a powerhouse duo. I hope that you will hop over to the SugarPea blog and say hi there (and poke around for lots more inspiration from my fellow designers). Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!

FMS #440 and SPD Mix #68

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I have a combination of challenges for today’s card. I’m using the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches designed by the wonderful Amy O’Neill. Such a pretty one to use! I added this to this month’s inspiration from the Mix It Up Challenge #68 by SugarPea Designs.

I started with the Stacked Honeycombs cut out of vellum. After brushing on Hero Arts Hero Hues ink in Pool Party and Lemon Drop onto Bristol Smooth paper, I cut them out with the SugarPea Designs dies. Love the font on this big Hello die! The butterflies are an extra from this month’s orders. The card is pretty clean and easy but these dies really make it look special.

I hope you will join in on both challenges this week! And a reminder that by joining in the Mix It Up Challenge, you have a chance to win a $50 gift card from SugarPea Designs. Thanks for stopping in today! See you soon!

Happy Ever After – Sweet 2 Repeat IG Hop with Giveaway

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Today I’m part of a fun Instagram hop with SugarPea Designs! Sweet 2 Repeat with the whole design team! The details and hop are at my Instagram page: jentimko on IG

I combined the new Happy Thoughts Stamp Set and the Handwritten Letter Stamp set with the beautiful Meadow Motifs set and dies. I love how these combine beautifully to create a wedding/shower card.

Short and “sweet” today! Head on over to IG for more. And if you are inspired to shop, I would very much appreciate you using my affiliate links! Have a beautiful day!

SugarPea Designs – May Release Day

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Today is the day! Release day from SugarPea Designs! Everything goes live at 2p Eastern and my links below will go live then too. For now, I have one more project to inspire you and the team has more too!

I created a background with the Scale Cover Plate. I cut out a scrap of paper with the die and then used it as a stencil. An easy way to expand the use of your die! After that, I brushed some of the same ink onto a piece of watercolor paper with a heavier hand and then cut it out with the Happy Word die. I cut the shadow out of vellum and layered the two. In a similar way, I brushed coral ink onto the paper and cut it out with this lovely little butterfly. The butterfly die? Oh yes….it is a new product too. And you get it FREE with a $60 order. How awesome! I finished the card by adding the rest of the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set.

Would you like to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the SPD store? Leave a comment below for your chance to win. TWO lucky commenters will be randomly selected from the Sweet Peek Week comments to win a $50 Gift Voucher! Winners will be announced on our blog: Monday, May 25th.

Thank you for all the lovely comments this week! It is always so rewarding for the team to hear from our crafty friends and we are grateful. I am linking to all of the new products below with affiliate links and I hope you will have fun shopping with SugarPea Designs. Just a reminder that they won’t work until about 2p Eastern. I appreciate you stopping in today!

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