Thursday, 25 August 2016

SugarPea Designs August 2016 Release: Day 4

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 4 of the SugarPea Designs August Release!

Today we are sneak peeking the darling Fangtastic stamp set.


I started by adding some die-cut stitching along the left and right edges of a 4x5.5" piece of Bazzill Blackberry Swirl cardstock.  I then added some white pigment ink to create the halo of the moon.  To create the moon, I inked a white die cut circle with Spice Marmalade distress ink and added some drops of water. 

I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment.  I positioned the black card into the corner of my MISTI, laid the inked moon in place, and then positioned the sentiment where I wanted it, which I then picked up with the MISTI lid.  I then removed the moon, stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink onto the black card, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I placed the heat embossed piece of black card back into the corner of the MISTI and secured the inked moon in place with the magnets.  I slipped a piece of scrap paper under the moon so that it covered the sentiment that I'd already heat embossed onto the black card, and then stamped the sentiment a second time with Versamark ink so that the sentiment only stamped onto the moon.  Once this sentiment had been heat embossed, I glued the moon to the black card, lining up the 2 embossed sentiments.  (Using this technique enabled me to have a seamless sentiment, which wouldn't have been possible if I'd simply stamped the sentiment onto the card front once the moon was attached to the black background, since the 2 levels of cardstock would have created an uninked part where they met.)

I opted to stamp the adorable bat from the Fangtastic stamp set onto black card and heat emboss it rather than colour it.  My other bats were die cut using the previously released SugarCuts - Autumn Icons die set.






All new products will be available for purchase from this Friday, August 26th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

If you'd like to WIN the Fangtastic stamp set, all you need to do is hop on over to the SugarPea Designs blog and answer the daily question.  You have all week to comment, and winners during our August Product Release will be announced on Sunday, August 28th.

Our team has some amazing creative inspiration for you using the products featured today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects. And while you're there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize.


Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for our last day of sneak peeks!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

SugarPea Designs August 2016 Release: Day 3

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 3 of the SugarPea Designs August Release!

Today we are sneak peeking Fall Fox stamp set along with it's coordinating SugarCuts - Fall Fox die set, plus the new SugarCuts - Harlequin Cover Plate die.


Supplies
Memento ink: Tangelo, Rose Bud, New Sprout
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Blackberry Swirl

My first card uses the new Harlequin Cover Plate die, together with the Lovely Leaves stamps and dies we previewed yesterday.  I simply cut out the harlequin background from some black cardstock and fixed it to the front of my 4.25x5.5" card base.  I then stamped one of the sentiments from the Lovely Leaves stamp set in Versamark ink onto a strip of black card, heat embossed it in white and fixed it across the bottom of the card front.  I stamped some of the leaves and berries from the Lovely Leaves stamp set in different Memento inks, cut them out using the coordinating SugarCuts - Lovely Leaves die set, and glued them to the card front.  A few sparkling clear sequins, and it was done!





For my second card, I began by cutting out my card front using the largest die from the SugarCuts - Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles die set.  I inked the background using some distress ink and then flicked it with water.  I stamped my "pumpkin spice latte" using Caffeine Addict and cut out all the elements using the coordinating SugarCuts - Coffee To Go Cup die set (FYI the coffee sleeve was stamped onto one of the papers from this month's new Countryside Charm paper pad!).

The darling fox and pumpkin images are from today's new stamp set - Fall Fox - and I coloured then with Copics and then cut them out using the coordinating SugarCuts - Fall Fox die set. I addewd a sentiment from the Fall Fox stamp set and some black Ranger Enamel Accents, and it was done!










All new products will be available for purchase from this Friday, August 26th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

If you'd like to WIN the Fall Fox stamp set, all you need to do is hop on over to the SugarPea Designs blog and answer the daily question.  You have all week to comment, and winners during our August Product Release will be announced on Sunday, August 28th.

Our team has some amazing creative inspiration for you using the products featured today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects. And while you're there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize.


Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for our next day of sneak peeks!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

SugarPea Designs August 2016 Release: Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 2 of the SugarPea Designs August Release!

Today we are sneak peeking Lovely Leaves stamp set along with it's coordinating SugarCuts - Lovely Leaves die set.


Supplies
Memento ink: Rich Cocoa, Potter's Clay, Pistachio, Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Nougat

For my card, I cut out a stitched journal card using my SugarCuts - Birthday Journal Card die set (previously released in June), then set to work stamping the leaves, berries and acorns from the Lovely Leaves stamp set in various Memento inks.  I stamped one of the sentiments in Versamark ink onto some brown card and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder.  The scalloped rectangle was also cut using my SugarCuts - Birthday Journal Card die set.  (At the moment, I have left the stitched journal card die and the scalloped rectangle die from this die set wired together, as this enables me to cut out a scalloped rectangular frame and inset the smaller stitched journal card into it). 



SugarCuts - Birthday Journal Card (previously released)



All new products will be available for purchase from this Friday, August 26th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

If you'd like to WIN the Lovely Leaves stamp set, all you need to do is hop on over to the SugarPea Designs blog and answer the daily question.  You have all week to comment, and winners during our August Product Release will be announced on Sunday, August 28th.

Our team has some amazing creative inspiration for you using the products featured today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects. And while you're there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize.


Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for our next day of sneak peeks!

Hugs,

Monday, 22 August 2016

SugarPea Designs August 2016 Release: Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first day of the SugarPea Designs August 2016 release sweet peeks!

We have some fantastic country/farm themed stamps and dies to share with you today, including the brand new Countryside Charm paper pad and Farmscape scene die, both designed by ... ME!


For my first card, I simply glued one of the sheets from my Countryside Charm paper pad onto the front of a 4.25x5.5" card base (no trimming required, as the paper is the exact size!). I then stamped some of the images from the Barn to be Wild and Best of Cluck stamp sets, coloured them with my Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating die sets, and then popped them onto the card front.  Finally, a sentiment from the Barn to be Wild stamp set, and it was done!


For my second card, I created a scene using my new FarmScape scene die. First, I cut 2 strips of red gingham paper from the Countryside Charm paper collection and fixed them along the right and left edges of my card base. I die cut the FarmScape scene 3 times from green cardstock, and then cut some of the elements in red, white and black cardstock, laying them on top of the corresponding areas. The sentiment is from the new Barn to be Wild stamp set, and my clouds were cut using the previously release Whatever the Weather die set.   Finally, I popped up my white panel using SugarPuff foam.








All new products will be available for purchase from this Friday, August 26th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

If you'd like to WIN the Barn to be Wild stamp set, all you need to do is leave a comment on the SugarPea Designs blog telling us what your favorite fresh from the farm food or animal is! It's THAT easy! You have all week to comment, and winners during our August Product Release will be announced on Sunday, August 28th.

Our team has some amazing creative inspiration for you using the products featured here today. You can visit each of our designers blogs below for details on their projects. And while you're there be sure to leave a sweet comment for them, giving you an extra entry to win today's giveaway prize.


Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for our next day of sneak peeks!

Hugs,

Friday, 8 July 2016

SPD Sweet2Repeat Hop: Bring on the Cake

Welcome to the SugarPea Designs June 2016 Release Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop!

Now that so many of you have our June Product Release in your hot little hands, the SugarPea Designers have put together new projects that will inspire you with even more creative possibilities featuring the newest SugarPea Designs stamp sets, paper pack and SugarCut dies!

Supplies
SugarPea Designs: Bring on the Cake
SugarCuts: Birthday Journal Card

SugarPea Designs: It's a Celebration paper pad
Memento ink: Nautical Blue, Rose Bud
Stampin' Up ink: Tempting Turquoise
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Banana Bliss, Watermelon Sensation, Tropical Breeze, Breaker Bay

For my card, I simply took one of the sheets of paper from our new It's A Celebration paper pad, stamped a sentiment from the Bring on the Cake stamp set in the bottom left corner, and added a stamped and die cut cake using stamps from the Bring on the Cake stamp set and dies from the Birthday Journal Card die set.  I really enjoyed putting the cake together - it was so fun to play with all the little elements!

Here are the products I used:






Would you like to win a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs goodies of your own? Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win!


Happy hopping!

Hugs,

Thursday, 23 June 2016

SugarPea Designs June 2016 Release: Day 4 - Bring on the Cake

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 4 of the SugarPea Designs June Release!

Today we are sneak peeking Bring on the Cake and HB2U stamp sets, along with the SugarCuts - Birthday Journal Card die set, designed by ... me!  You may have seen these sets before, as I originally designed them as part of SugarPea Designs contribution to Catherine Pooler's January 2016 Stamp of Approval release (Catherine nicknamed the "Bring on the Cake" stamp set, the "Crooky Cake" stamp set, he he!).  Wendy and I are thrilled that we can finally release them through the SugarPea store!


Supplies
SugarPea Designs: Bring on the Cake
SugarCuts: Birthday Journal Card

SugarPea Designs: It's a Celebration paper pad
Memento ink: Nautical Blue, New Sprout
Stampin' Up ink: Tempting Turquoise
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Banana Bliss, Apple Crush, Tropical Breeze, Breaker Bay

Pretty Pink Posh: Sparkling Clear sequine (4mm & 6mm)

I took a sheet of turquoise and white diamond patterned paper from the It's A Celebration paper pad and fixed it straight to the front of a 4.25x5.5" card front.  (No trimming required, as the paper is already 4.25x5.5"!).  I then use the 2 largest dies from the Birthday Journal Card die set to cut out a white stitched panel and a navy scalloped frame.  I then set to work creating the cake.

First, I stamped the striped and spotty cake tier stamps from the Bring on the Cake stamp set onto some white cardstock, and the smallest harlequinn tier onto some turquoise cardstock.  I then cut them out using the coordinating die cuts from the Birthday Journal Card die set.  (FYI When I was designing this stamp and die set, we decided to make the dies a little smaller than the stamps to eliminate the white border, and allow you to stamp a pattern onto the shape rather than cutting out a stamped image.)  I then cut out the flowers and the twirly streamers.  I cut out 2 candles - one from yellow cardstock, and a second from turquoise cardstock. - snipped the "flame" from the yellow one and glued it on top of the turquoise candle.

The line of frosting balls is long enough so that it fits across the top of the largest cake tier.  To make it fit around the bottom, I needed to cut off 3 of the circles.  To do this, I placed the already cut shape back into the die, moved it 3 circles down and ran it through my die cutting machine again.  This  shortened it to the correct length, but gave me a preofessional die cut circular end without having to hand cut!  Even though this die is straight, I was able to curve the die cut slightly with my fingers to fit the curve of the bottom cake tier!  Then it was just a case of stamping the spiral stamps and the sentiment stamp onto the white stitched die cut panel, adding the cake layers using foam tape, and gluing down the other elements.  Finally, a few sparkling clear sequins to finish!




We are also sneak peeking the HB2U stamp set today:



Remember, our entire June Product Release will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Store on Friday, June 24th at 6:00PM EST!

Would you like to win the Bring on the Cake stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SugarPea Designs blog/ You have all week to comment. Winners during our June Product Release will be announced on Sunday, June 26th.


Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for our final day of sneak peeks!

Hugs,