Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hello, Baby

I'm taking a break from playing with the new release from SugarPea Designs to use some goodies from the previous release.  I put together this sweet, girlie baby card based on the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Hello, Baby card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea DesignsI colored the onesie image from the Welcome Baby set using Copic markers, then carefully cut it out.  It was adhered to a Zig Zag Stitched Circle die cut stamped with the "hello, baby" sentiment from the Bundle of Joy stamp set.

The finished image panel was adhered to a pale pink card base over a dotted pink fishtail flag strip.  I matted the panel with rose cardstock to match the onesie, then adhered it to a pale pink card base.  I accented the image panel with a pink button tied with a loopy twine bow.

Materials Used:
Welcome Baby and Bundle of Joy stamp sets, SugarCuts-Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Bundle of Joy-Dots and Stripes Girl 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); Bubblegum button (My Favorite Things); white twine (Hemptique); foam tape

You Make Every Day Cooler

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I pulled out my Penguins in Paradise set again for this summery design.

You Make Every Day Cooler card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite Things
I used the sketch's large circle to make a sky and grass background, combining pieces of blue and green zig zag stitched circle die cuts to make one large circle.  The top of the green piece was punched with a grass border die to add interest.  The penguin image was colored with Copic markers and adhered to the panel using foam tape. 

I attached the panel to a piece of yellow dotted paper that was adhered to a golden yellow card base, then added the sentiment strip across the card.  It's edged along the bottom with a narrow strip of orange cardstock for a little pop of color.  I brought in a bit more orange with the tiny scalloped circle sun adhered to the top of the image panel with foam tape.

Materials Used:
Penguins in Paradise stamp set, Die-namics Penguins in Paradise dies, Dots and Stripes Sorbet 6x6 paper pad (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, and Hawaiian Shores cardstock, Orange Zest patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); SugarCuts-Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies (SugarPea Designs); scalloped circle punch (Martha Stewart); foam tape

Friday, July 31, 2015

SugarPea Designs July Sweet Peek-Day 5

A Note of Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs


Today is the big day!  It's the final day of Sweet Peek Week at SugarPea Designs and all of the stamps and dies we've been showing off this week will be available in the SPD store tonight!  Today's final peek is of the Take Note stamp set.  This set is the Sweet Incentive stamp set for this release and is available for free with a $60 purchase.

For my card featuring this sweet set, I colored the little girl image with Copic markers, then cut out the colored image using the new SugarCuts-Notebook Journal Card dies.  I love the perforated strip and spiral notebook style edge on the set's big die!  The image panel was adhered to a light blue card base over a piece of feminine floral patterned paper.  I stamped the set's "a note of thanks" sentiment on a narrow light blue cardstock strip, then adhered it near the bottom of the patterned paper panel.  The image panel was accented with a tiny paper clip, die cut with another die from the Notebook Journal Card dies.  I used a sturdy, shiny silver paper to make it look more real.  It's dressed up with a piece of knotted red grosgrain ribbon.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today!! Please leave a comment on this post and on each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN! We will chose one lucky person to WIN the Take Note stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT Blogs! All winners during our July Product Release will be announced on Monday, August 3rd. Our entire July Release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Store at 6:00 PM EST TODAY!! Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you may choose another stamp set of the same value!







Materials Used:
Take Note stamp set, SugarCuts-Notebook Journal Card dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red, Bashful Blue, Blue Bayou, and So Saffron cardstock, red grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Sterling Silver cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps); Playdate 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); circle punch (EK Success)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SugarPea Designs July Sweet Peek-Day 4

Sweet Peek Week continues today at SugarPea Designs with the reveal of the new Unfrog-gettable stamp set.  This set is designed by a new to SugarPea Designs artist, Melyssa Connolly, and we're thrilled to have her Sugar Doodle Collection here at SPD!

Hoppy Birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs

I used the set to make a fun birthday card.  I colored the boy and frog image with Copic markers, then carefully cut out the colored image.  He was adhered to a patterned paper panel using foam tape.  After edging the panel with a narrow strip of kraft cardstock, I attached it to a light blue cardstock panel.  An olive green Zig Zag Stitched Circle die cut was tucked underneath the left side of the patterned paper panel.  The stitched pattern on these dies is fantastic--I'll be using them a lot!  I accented the circle with a pair of silver brads.  The set's "hoppy birthday" sentiment was stamped on a narrow olive green strip.  I adhered the strip to the right side of the card, overlapping the patterned paper panel just a bit.  The finished panel was adhered to a blue-green card base.

Remember our entire July Product Release will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Store on Friday, July 31st at 6:00 PM EST! We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today!! Please leave a comment on this post and on each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN! We will chose one lucky person to WIN the Unfrog-gettable stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT Blogs! All winners during our July Product Release will be announced on Monday, August 3rd.



Materials Used: 
Unfrog-gettable stamp set, SugarCuts-Zig Zag Stitched Circle dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Old Olive cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Ocean Tides cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Playful 6x6 paper pad (Authentique); silver brads (Michaels) 

Just Because

I'm squeezing in this card for the last July Viva la Verve sketch just under the wire!  This card is also my entry for Verve's July Sensational Stripes Diva Inspiration Challenge.

Just Because card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps
I designed my card around the diagonal striped paper strip from an Authentique paper pad.  The striped panel was edged with a narrow strip of coordinating red cardstock, then adhered to a pale gray cardstock panel.  It was topped with a piece of dotted patterned paper.  Dots and stripes are my favorite pattern combination!

For the sentiment, I used Verve's Tagged Rectangle Die to cut a yellow tag.  The "just because" sentiment from the Take Note set was stamped on the tag in gray pigment ink.  To bring in a bit more red, I tied a scrap of red grosgrain ribbon on to the tag, then adhered it to the panel.  I die cut a pierced circle from shiny silver cardstock, then tucked it underneath the ribbon edge of the tag for a bit of sparkle and shine.  The finished panel was adhered to a yellow card base.

Materials Used:
Take Note stamp set, Tagged Rectangle Die (Verve Stamps); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Grout Gray cardstock, Die-namics Pierced Circle Stax dies (My Favorite Things); Poppy Parade and So Saffron cardstock, red grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); Be(you)tiful 6x6 paper pad (Authentique)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SugarPea Designs July Sweet Peek-Day 3

*** Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Color Throwdown! *** 

Your Love Is My Anchor card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs

Sweet Peek Week continues today at SugarPea Designs with a look at the brand new Anchored stamp set. I used the set to come up with two clean and simple designs featuring the same mix of images.

First, I paired the set with this week’s sketch at RetroSketches to come up with this nautical themed design.  I started out with a wide striped patterned paper panel with a nautical feel. The crisp white sentiment panel was adhered to the middle of the striped paper. I stamped the “your love is my anchor” sentiment in navy pigment ink at the center of the panel. The set’s anchor image was stamped to the left of the sentiment in gray pigment ink. I accented the words and image with a tiny heart from the Special Delivery set. After several failed attempts at tying a nautical-style knot, I gave up and wrapped the left side of the patterned paper with some black twine, securing it with a much simpler bow. I adhered the patterned paper to a red cardstock panel cut with one of the new SugarCuts Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies. The die cut piece was the exact same size as an A2 card front, so to finish the card, I simply adhered the panel to a precut white card base.

Your Love Is My Anchor card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs

And, here's my second card, based on the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I stamped the anchor image in gray ink across a white panel, staggering the placement of the anchors.  I wanted the anchors to be a super pale gray, so after inking the stamp, I stamped the image off once on scrap paper before stamping on my white panel.  The sentiment was stamped across the line of anchors in contrasting red ink.  The red really pops against the anchor images!  I added a tiny red heart next to the sentiment as an accent.  The finished panel was matted on red cardstock, then adhered to a navy card base.


Remember our entire July Product Release will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Store on Friday, July 31st at 6:00 PM EST! We would love to hear your thoughts on the products introduced today!! Please leave a comment on this post and on each of the talented SugarPea Designers shown below and you could WIN! We will chose one lucky person to WIN the Anchored stamp set from the comments left here and on the DT Blogs! All winners during our July Product Release will be announced on Monday, August 3rd.





Materials Used:
Anchored and Special Delivery stamp sets, SugarCuts Stitched Rectangle dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Luxe Nautical Blue, Love Letter, and Gray Flannel inks (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Favorite Things 6x6 paper pad (Heidi Swapp); black twine (Hemptique)

Anchored and Special Delivery stamp sets (SugarPea Designs); Memento London Fog and Lady Bug inks (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin' Up!)
 
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