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So Grateful – SugarPea Designs

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A quick share today for a project I created for a feature over at the SugarPea Designs. I wanted to make a card that felt like a bit of winter but with a nod to spring coming.

I started with the SugarCut – Birch Forest die. I love this die and thought a bit of coloring on it would be fun to try. So I cut it out of white card stock and then did a bit of Copic coloring. I kept it a bit watercolor-ish and tried not to over think it. I used some spring greens along with warm greys to get the feel of birch trees in spring. To keep the focus on the die, I used some kraft card stock for the base. The sentiment comes from the Floral Envie Stamp Set and I love the combination of fonts. I thought it needed something else and finally settled on some twine.

I hope you enjoy this card. I had such fun playing around with this fabulous die and I hope you’ll give it a try too! Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you again soon.

Warmest Wishes – SugarPea Designs

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Two posts today and this is the first one! I’m sharing my inspiration card for this month’s Mix It Up Challenge from SugarPea Designs. I love the sweet photo and color combination. The sketch is awesome too!

I chose to make this just a winter themed card using the colors and (mostly) the sketch. My favorite little snowflakes are the star of the show. Flurry of Warm Wishes has such delicate images and they were perfect to showcase. I stamped them on kraft card stock using Versamark ink. I inked up some card stock with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink and stamped on one of the flakes in Espresso ink. A quick cut with a circle die and I had a focal point. My go-to sentiment set, Everyday Sentiments, had just the right choice, of course. I stamped it in Espresso too in order for it to stand out a bit more. I loved the burlap in the image so I thought it would be a nice textural touch on the card. Finally I added a few red sequins.

I hope you enjoy this sweet card as inspiration! You can still join the challenge for a chance to win! See you in a bit for another card.

Peace and Joy

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Hi everyone! I’m up on the SugarPea Designs blog today with a Christmas card using products in a whole different way than intended!

I pulled out the SugarCut – Piece of Cake dies again to create this Christmas tree cut out. I simply cut the triangle first, then put the banner in place to create the trunk. Super easy way to multi-purpose your dies. I debated a few options to fill the tree but ultimately decided that a shaker was the best. I mean, who doesn’t love a shaker card?!

I put down acetate under the tree cutout to start. Then I lined foam tape around the tree and filled with sequins from my stash. I placed a panel of the same card stock as the base over the whole thing to create a self-contained shaker. For me this is easier than trying to build it onto the base itself. I attached the entire thing to the base with Tombow Glue to make sure it really held (since it is a bit heavy). I stamped the sentiment from Flurry of Warm Wishes in gray ink and added that panel to the card.

I hope you enjoy this inspiration today. I think I’ll be making some more of these. Maybe with some glitter paper to fill the tree instead. Thanks for stopping in today. See you again soon!

Hello Friend for SPD and FMS

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I’m up on the SugarPea Designs blog today playing with the Mix It Up Challenge #73 and I combined it with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The sketch from Karren really opened up lots of options and I knew just what I wanted to do.

I thought the colors were perfect for a little fall wreath so I created one using the lovely elements from the SugarCut – Open Book dies. A bit of twine created the wreath.

To make the sketch panel feature, I used the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil and sponged on Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. The sentiment comes from the Beautiful Books Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you’ll join me for both of these fun challenges. Have a wonderful day!

Sending You Joy for SugarPea Designs

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I’m up on the SugarPea Designs blog today with a Design Team Feature project. It is time for me to start getting serious about holiday cards and that was my inspiration for today’s project.

I decided to combine a variety of snow themed products for this card. Starting with using the Falling Snow Stencil as an embossing folder, I ran it through my Gemini Jr adding texture to white card stock.

Then I left the stencil in place and brushed on Distress Ink in a ombré set of blue colors. While I was at it, I inked up some more white paper to use with die cuts. The SugarCut – Snowflake Tag and the SugarCut – Joy Word were cut on this sheet. And then I stamped the “Sending you” from the Flurry of Warm Wishes Stamp Set on the same sheet to finish the sentiment.

Hop over to the blog to see daily inspiration or visit the shop to find all these products. Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!

Freshly Made Sketches #458

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Another week has flown by and I’m busy getting used to combining flying and stamping again. But I have a quick card for you using the latest from Freshly Made Sketches. Our wonderful Kim Singdahlsen has created a unique and fun sketch.

I kept it pretty straight to the sketch and tried to just focus on the shimmer and shine of glitter paper. The fabulous sentiment die is the Happy Word SugarCut and I used its coordinating stamp set, Happy Thoughts.

The background texture is an old Stampin’ Up embossing folder.

I hope you will enjoy playing along with us this week. Lots of fabulous inspiration from the team, as always. Thanks for stopping in. See you soon!

SPDMix72 – You’re So Kind

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A quick follow up from yesterday’s Mix It Up Challenge #72 post over at the SugarPea Designs blog. A reminder that if you play along, you get a chance to win shopping! Woohoo!

I love the colors and the sketch from the challenge and chose to use both. I stamped a bunch of the little flowers from Hey Fall and colored them quickly. Using the squared from the SugarCut – Card Front Elements III, it was easy to follow the trio from the sketch. I used my CutAlign tool to get things evenly spaced and straight.

Hop on over to the SugarPea Designs blog to see more inspiration posted by the team each week for this monthly challenge. Thanks for stopping in! See you soon.

Happy Looks Good On You

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I’m over at the SugarPea Designs blog today with a fun card for inspiration. As I wrote there, I love when I find products that go together even though they were not designed together.

Not gonna lie, it was really all about the glasses for me. I had not played with this particular die in the Open Book SugarCut set and needed to fix that. When I cut them from the green glitter paper, my oldest called them Rita Skeeter glasses because they are acid green. Made me love them even more! It is the details on them. The fact that the die has the little arms and not just the frames! I could go on and on.

I chose a piece of striped paper from my stash since I thought the black and white showed highlighted the color more. As I was looking for ideas, I came upon the Happy Word SugarCut and its sister stamp set, Happy Thoughts. This play on words with the glasses made me chuckle and I knew I had a winner. So I kept it simple (yeah, I know, I usually do) and just kept the word die black with vellum and added the rest of the sentiment on a panel. It was almost done. But what was missing? A little more sparkle! I remembered the little stars from the Piece of Cake SugarCuts and thought they were just the right thing.

I hope you enjoy this one today. Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you soon!

SPDMix71, FMS452 – Thanks

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Back for my second card of the day. If you missed the first one, it features the SugarPea Designs Stamptember set so scroll down to take a look. For this card, I’m combining the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge and the newest Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

It has been at least a couple of weeks since I have used Meadow Motifs so I figured I was cleared to pull it out again. *smile* I mean, there is a flower in the inspiration!! Besides, these little sprays were perfect for Amy‘s sketch. And it is a great sketch!

After a bit of temptation to leave the panel plain, I decided to add some of the script text background from Handwritten Letter to make it a little less plain. I stamped off the ink a bit to give it a varied look. The sentiment is the new Thanks SugarCut and the die has the shadow with it. Love that in vellum.

I hope you will join me for both challenges! Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you have a good one.

Stamptember – Shiver Me Timbers – SugarPea Designs

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Happy Stamptember!!! If you are not aware of this monthlong celebration of crafty fun, head right on over to Simon Says Stamp to see!

We think STAMPtember is the most exciting part of the year and we’ve been counting down the days!! We know so many of you have come to love and collect our exclusive STAMPtember sets, and this year will not disappoint! Today we’re sharing with you the stamp set we created exclusively for this event called Shiver Me Timbers. There is also a coordinating die set and you can purchase them as a bundle or separately! This set is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp, so it’s the only place you will find it, and only while supplies last! Don’t wait too long to get yours, most of these sell out really fast! You can find it HERE.

I had such fun coloring the images from this set. And yes, I have that extra little monkey who just didn’t fit on the card but I had to show him anyway! So many ways to combine the images and sentiments. To create my window, I used the new Birch Forest SugarCut’s outline circle. The perfect size for the scene. And take a closer look to see that our little exploring monkey is bringing the rum for the party. Not sure why, but that rum just cracks me up! Of course there are coordinating SugarCuts for the set and you can buy it as a bundle. Did I mention that the sets sell out FAST?!! Once gone, they are gone.

I’ll be back in a few hours (posting this right at midnight when the set goes live!) with another project for SugarPea Designs and Freshly Made Sketches.

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