Monday, 13 February 2017

SugarPea Designs Carnival Release: Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first day of the SugarPea Designs February 2017 release sweet peeks!

We hope you’ll join us over the next 5 days as we share Sweet Peeks for our NEWEST products that will be available for purchase from this Friday, February 17th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.

Today we are showcasing the StoryBook Circus stamps and coordinating dies, together with a couple of products that I had the pleasure of illustrating for this release - our brand new Life is a Carnival paper pad and the latest addition to our scenic 'scape' dies, CarnivalScape.

For my first card, I cut out three circles from a 4.25x5.5" piece of Bazzill Coconut Swirl cardstock using my Zig Zag Stitched Circles die set.  I used the *NEW* CarnivalScape die to cut out a CarnivalScape from green, white, black, yellow, red and turquoise card, then snipped and pieced them together to create little scenes.  I glued the scenes to pieces of white cardstock inked with Tumbled Glass distress ink, then temporarily fixed them behind the circular apertures using washi tape.  I applied wet glue to the backs of the scenes and then pressed the piece of card onto the front of a card base.  Once it was stuck down, I removed the washi tape and the circular aperture panel, stamped the sentiment from Storybook Circus in the bottom right corner, and then fixed the panel back onto the card front using foam.  A few balloons die cut using the CarnivalScape die and some small Doodlebug Sprinkles on the Ferris Wheel, and it was done! 

For my second card, I cut out three CarnivalScapes from red, white and black card, and simply mounted them onto a turquoise card base.  The sentiment is from the Storybook Circus stamp set  and was heat embossed in white.

FYI - As with all the SPD 'scape' dies I have illustrated to date, I designed the CarnivalScape die so that each end of the die matches up.  This allows you to cut a continuous but different orientation of the scene, which I did for the white layer of the above card.

Here are the products we are peeking today:

Please note
All new product release links will become active Friday, February 17th at 6pm EST when the release goes live!

If you'd like to WIN the Storybook Circus stamp set, all you need to do is leave a comment on the SugarPea Designs blog! You have all week to comment, and winners during our February Product Release will be announced on Monday, February 20th.

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!



  1. Oh my goodness your cards are sweet Simone! I have two little grandsons who would love such cards.

  2. Both of your cards are wonderful!

  3. Awww!!!! I'm in love for your cutie cards!!! Really adorable!!!

  4. Love both of these cards very much! The second card is just way too creative! Loveee!

  5. Your first card, with all it's colours & sprinkle accents, is adorable!

  6. I love the card you made with the circles. It's not overwhelming and has a classic taste. So adorable!!

  7. Oh my goodness!! That first card is amazing with all those tiny details. The second card is really cool with how you layered the silhouettes. Great design.

  8. Your cards are jaw dropping! I especially like the circle cut outs on the first card.

  9. Cute and colorful card designs! I really like the circles on the first one.

  10. I LOVE this Carnivalscape scene! It's my very favorite EVER! I love the little dots you added on the ferris wheel too - - so creative!

  11. You have such a unique approach to your card designs. Your creativity inspires me.

  12. Love both of your festive cards...can't wait for the county fair.

  13. Wonderful cards! Love your multi-colored die-cuts on the first card!

  14. I first thought circle card was my favorite until I came here and saw the second card! Beautifully done!

  15. Very cute cards! Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. Love the little circles.
    Putting some of them off the end
    of the end was a great idea.
    The silhouettes are fantastic.
    Great layering.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Great cards Simonne, love the one with the circles and how each circle has it's own scene.

  18. Love all the cards. They are super cute


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