STAMPtember Exclusive Set ~ Cuddly Cacti ~ SugarPea Designs and Simon Says Stamp

Hey stamping friends! Today SugarPea Designs is sharing in the excitement of STAMPtember with our friends at Simon Says Stamp! We’re thrilled to share with you a stamp set created exclusively for this event and only available while supplies last, called Cuddly Cacti! There is also a coordinating die set and you can purchase them as a bundle or separately! This set is only available while supplies last, so grab yours today before they’re gone!!

Here’s my card:

These darling cactus images are just too stinkin’ cute, and how about those sentiments too? I know we all have those days that we’re a little “prickly”! For my card I sponged a little Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink into watercolor paper, then splattered a little water on it for a backdrop to my cactus. I colored the cactus in Copics (YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09), and for the pot I used (YR21, YR24, YR27). I cut out the center of the Postage Stamp Cover Plate SugarCut with a Zig Zag Stitched Circle SugarCut and popped up the cactus with foam tape for some added dimension.

Be sure to check out the SugarPea Designs blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with!

SugarPea Designs ~ Mix It Up Challenge #46

Hello there! Have you joined the Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs yet? Summer’s starting to wind down, the weather is getting a bit cooler, so why not spend some time in your craft room playing along with us? The Mix It Up Challenge is a great way to get your creative juices flowing…you can play along with the sketch, the inspiration photo, or both! Plus, there’s a chance to win a gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs store!! Here’s this month’s challenge:

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As soon as I saw the inspiration photo I knew I’d be using the Arrow Cover Plate for my card (It’s on sale too!!)! The pattern is easily adapted to the inspiration photo with the addition of yellow and gray arrows! I also used the Hello SugarCut in black to go with the black accents of the quilt.

Ok, it’s your turn to play along now. How will you be inspired???

SugarPea Designs ~ Fall Product Release ~ Today’s the Day!

Hooray, today’s the day that the new release goes live at SugarPea Designs! That’s right, tonight at 6 p.m. EST everything you’ve loved this week will be available to purchase! For today’s sneak peek, we’re highlighting the Eucalyptus Wreath set, along with the Grateful Greetings stamp set and Grateful SugarCut:

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I colored the wreath with Copics (YG91, YG93, YG95 and YG99), then I colored a few clear rhinestones with Copics and added them. I used the Grateful SugarCut in matching cardstock on vellum with the sentiment. I can picture adding a few red dots, either rhinestones or nuvo drops onto the wreath for a holiday card, I think that’s next!!

Let’s check out what the rest of the team has come up with. You can hop along for your chance to win a prize while you’re waiting for 6 p.m. to get here!

Amy Kolling

Amy Rohl

Becky Pearce

Laura Volpes

Lea Lawson

Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Raluca Vezeteu

Simonne Clay

Tatiana Trafimovich

Vera Yates

Special Guests:

Martha Tucker

Ruth Andrews

 

SugarPea Designs ~ Fall Product Release ~ Day 4

Hey stamping friends! By now you probably know that it’s sneak peek week at SugarPea Designs, right?? Well today’s new set is quite possibly my favorite of the whole release! Check out those balloons!!! I use birthday cards the most, so I’m always on the lookout for fun new birthday sets. This is THE set for me now!! It’s called Birthday Balloons, and there’s a matching SugarCut die to cut the balloons out perfectly for you! For my card I began with white cardstock, stamped the balloon patterns in VersaMark, then embossed them. Finally I applied Distress Inks to create a variety of rainbow balloons. Oh, and the background clouds? You don’t need to buy some fancy template, just create your own! I used a piece of plastic, then die cut different size circles, overlapping each one to create a line of “clouds”. Easy peasy!!

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The new products will be available TOMORROW at 6 p.m. EST, yahoo!! Be sure to hop along for your chance to win a prize too!!

Let’s see what the rest of the design team is up to today!

Amy Kolling

Amy Rohl

Becky Pearce

Laura Volpes

Lea Lawson

Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Raluca Vezeteu

Simonne Clay

Tatiana Trafimovich

Vera Yates

Special Guests:

Martha Tucker

Ruth Andrews

I’ll see you back here tomorrow for one last sneak peek, ok? How fun!! Thanks for stopping by!

SugarPea Designs ~ Fall Product Release ~ Day 3

Hi there stamping friends! It’s day 3 of sneak peek week at SugarPea Designs and we have more amazing new goodies to share with you today! How about this little cutie above? Oh my, this new set called Bewitched is too sweet, and how about those sentiments?!?! There’s a SugarCut set to match too!

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I also used the Hocus Pocus SugarCut set on my card. The cauldron and bubbles are the perfect accent for this background.

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All the new products will be available this Friday night at 6 p.m. EST. Be sure to hop along each day for your chance to win a prize!! Let’s see what the rest of the design team has come up with:

Amy Kolling

Amy Rohl

Becky Pearce

Laura Volpes

Lea Lawson

Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Raluca Vezeteu

Simonne Clay

Tatiana Trafimovich

Vera Yates

Special Guests:

Martha Tucker

Ruth Andrews

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a sneak peek of more amazing new products!!

 

SugarPea Designs ~ Fall Product Release ~ Day 2

 

Hello again! It’s day 2 of sneak peek week at SugarPea Designs, and today’s new products are perfect for so many occasions! I just love the different patterned stars in the Seeing Stars set. I can imagine making the card I made above in so many different colors. This would be the perfect set to make an assortment of cards for gift giving (not that I’m ready to think about Christmas!). The new products will be available for sale this coming Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern time! Be sure to hop along each day for your chance to win a prize too!!

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And of course there is a SugarCut set to go with it!

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Let’s see what the rest of the team has come up with!

Amy Kolling

Amy Rohl

Becky Pearce

Laura Volpes

Lea Lawson

Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Raluca Vezeteu

Simonne Clay

Tatiana Trafimovich

Vera Yates

Special Guests:

Martha Tucker

Ruth Andrews

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a sneak peek of more amazing new products!!

SugarPea Designs ~ Fall Product Release ~ Day 1

 

Hi stamping friends! I’m SO excited, because it’s time for a new release at SugarPea Designs! And oh my gosh you are going to fall in love with every single thing, just like I did!! Be sure to stop back every day this week for sneak peeks of more new products, that will all be ready to purchase this Friday night at 6 p.m. Eastern time!

For the card above I used the new To Infinity & Beyond set. Have you tried your hand at a galaxy background yet? Oh my, they are so much fun to create! The whole time I was working on it I thought “eh, it’s ok”, but once I was finished and it all came together I loved it!! I thought it was the perfect backdrop for this fun new set! How adorable are these little astronauts and planets?!?

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For the card below I used the new To the Moon & Back set. There’s also a Star Dust SugarCut die, which I used to die cut stars for the inside of my shaker card!

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Let’s see what the rest of the team has come up with!

Amy Kolling

Amy Rohl

Becky Pearce

Laura Volpes

Lea Lawson

Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Raluca Vezeteu

Simonne Clay

Tatiana Trafimovich

Vera Yates

Special Guests:

Martha Tucker

Ruth Andrews

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a sneak peek of more amazing new products!!

SugarPea Designs ~ Mix It Up Challenge #45

Hey stamping friends! Have you checked out this month’s Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs yet? This challenge is so much fun, because not only can you use the inspiration photo, or the sketch, or both, but there’s a $50 gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs store up for grabs too! Here’s the challenge:

How yummy does that inspiration photo look? Mmmmm. As soon as I saw the picture I thought of the bokeh technique to resemble the dots on the strawberries! I began by applying Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor paper in Candied Apple, Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade. Have you tried the Distress Oxide Inks yet? They’re so creamy and blend together flawlessly, plus the colors are so vibrant! I love them! Next, I have a piece of acetate that I punched various sizes of circles out. I placed it at random spots on my background and applied white opaque ink with a sponge dauber. This was a super simple way to create a fun birthday card!

Here are the SugarPea Designs supplies I used to complete my card:

Stamps:Sweet Sentiments – You

SugarCuts: YouStitched Flags

Thanks so much for stopping by!