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,

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

SugarPea Designs June 2016 Release: Day 3 - Smitten Kitten

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

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

Supplies
SugarPea Designs: Smitten Kitten
SugarCuts: Smitten Kitten

SugarPea Designs: Bring on the Cake
SugarCuts: Birthday Journal Card
Memento ink: Rose Bud, Cantaloupe, Dandelion
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Blackberry Swirl
Pretty Pink Posh: Sparkling Clear sequins (4mm & 6mm)

For this card, I also used a couple of the products we are sneak peeking tomorrow!  The white scalloped frame and the balloons were die cut using the *new* SugarCuts: Birthday Journal Card die set, and the streamer stamps are from the *new* Bring on the Cake stamp set.





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 Smitten Kitten 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 next day of sneak peeks!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

SugarPea Designs June 2016 Release: Day 2 - Summer Scoops

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

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


Supplies
SugarPea Designs: Summer Scoops
SugarCuts: Summer Scoops
SugarPea Designs: It's A Celebration paper pad
SugarCuts: Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles
Memento Ink: Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch
Bazzill cardstock: Watermelong Sensation, Marmalade Blast, Coconut Swirl

First, I used the largest die from the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles die set to cut out a stitched rectangle from Coconut Swirl cardstock. I fixed this to the front of my card base and then added a small strip of the pink and white chevron paper from the *new* It's A Celebration paper pad along the left edge.  I then stamped the ice cream and lollies from the Summer Scoops stamp set and cut them out using the coordinating SugarCuts: Summer Scoops die set.  I heat embossed part of a sentiment from the same stamp set in white onto some Marmalade Blast cardstock, and added the "Sweet" word, which was cut using one of the word dies from the SugarCuts: Chatterbox Journal Card die set from Watermelon Sensation cardstock (I love how Wendy has used the same fonts in the stamp set and this previously released die set so you can mix and match!).  A few clear sequins, and it was done!





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 Summer Scoops 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 next day of sneak peeks!

Hugs,

Monday, 20 June 2016

SugarPea Designs June 2016 Release: Day 1 - Celebrate All the Things

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

Today, we're excited to be sharing 4 new products that are part of my Sweet Chic Collection, illustrated by ... me!  We are sneak peeking (1) Celebrate All the Things 4x4" stamp set, (2) Celebrate die, (3) Party Banner Duo die set, and (4) It's A Celebration paper pad.


To make this quick and easy card, I simply glued one of the sheets from the It's A Celebration paper pad onto the front of a 4.25x5.5" card base (no trimming required, as the paper is the exact size!). I then added the "time to" sentiment from the Celebrate All the Things 4x4" stamp set by stamping it in Versamark ink and heat embossing it with white EP.  I cut out the pink "celebrate" word using the Celebrate word die and then fixed in on top of the white printed "celebrate" of the paper, off setting it a little so that the white became a shadow.  Finally, I cut the banners using the Party Banner Duo die set from navy, pink and white cardstock, glued the white outline banner on top of the pink solid banner, and added them to the card front. 




SugarPea Designs Patterned Paper Pads are exclusive heavyweight 65lb cardstock paper pads measure 4.25" x 5.5". They have been designed to make A2 card making quick and easy, but can also be used on any of your paper crafting projects. It's A Celebration is a 28 sheet paper pad, including 2 each of 14 different designs.


We hope you’ll join us over the next 5 days as myself and the rest of the SugarPea Designers share Sweet Peeks for the BRAND NEW products that will be available for purchase from this Friday, June 24th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

If you'd like to WIN the Celebrate All the Things stamp set, all you need to do is leave a comment on the SugarPea Designs blog telling us about a special birthday memory!  It's THAT easy! You have all week to comment, and winners during our June Product Release will be announced on Sunday, June 26th.

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 so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Friday, 27 May 2016

Altenew Vintage Flowers

Hi everyone!

Today I have a card to share using the gorgeous Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set:


Supplies
Altenew: Vintage Flowers stamp set
Mama Elephant Stamps: Labeled Messages

Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl
Memento ink: Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Elderberry

New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove
Verafine ink: Onyx Black

Range Enamel Accents: Black

This is the first time that I've inked up this stamp set, even though I'd had it since it was first released!  I *really* want to try out the Altenew inks, but I can't seem to find them in stock anywhere in the UK, so I used Memento inks.  I was going to stamp both of the large roses in the set, but I only have 3 purple inks, so I used the 3-step rose twice instead.  I stamped the top left rose first, and then masked it before stamping the second rose and the leaves.

I followed the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! 174 for my layout:


Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,