Hi, it’s Lisa Lara with my Light Bulb Moments post for today.

Oh do I have something fun for you……….an interactive slider card and shape card in one!

 I made a slider using SugarPea Designs products I already had.

Yep, I did a happy dance when I realized I could and surprised I never thought of it before. One of those DUH or “LIGHT BULB” moments (all pun intended) ha ha ha.

 Sliding………………from the left

….sliding to the right.

So here is my front panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and my card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 A2 card with fold at top.

(They are separate from each other).

My front panel I first lined up and used the largest die in the SugarCuts Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles.  I then rounded the top corners only with a 1/2″ corner rounder punch then used the

SugarCuts Gift Tag die to cut a small rectangle from the bottom.

On my card base, I rounded the top corners just like the front panel then lined up the front panel right on top of my card base to use as a guide for the gift tag die placement.  If it does not cut all the way through, take off the front panel piece and run through again once or twice.

Next, on my front panel ONLY.

First, I centered the rounded slot die from SugarCuts – Layered Treat Labels die and cut out.  Then I Heat Embossed my sentiment from the Happy Mail stamp set using white embossing powder (making sure it would clear the envelope die once adhered to the penny).

Here I turned my front panel over to its back.

I used 2 LAYERS of doubled sided foam tape.  (if you have a roll like I used it is easiest to roll some out and fold over to make a long piece then cut what you need from it).  I put my penny centered on my cut out slot (where the penny will be) then adhered my tape making sure it would not interfere with the movement of the penny once the card is assembled.  Then I rubbed the sides (exposed sticky edges) with my anti-static embossing pouch to removed stickyness only where the penny might touch.   (you can also use baby powder with a brush or a powder brush tool).

 I have NOT YET adhered the front panel.

I cut out 3 of these cute envelopes using SugarCuts – Special Delivery Accents die.

Two from white cardstock and one from designer patterned paper. I adhered the patterned paper envelope to the white cardstock envelope then adhered only the bottom of  a white cardstock envelope to it. So it looks like an envelope with a liner. (this is the front view of the envelope adhered to the penny that is in the back by a small piece of 2 layers of double sided foam tape).

Here is the back view of the penny adhered to the envelope by 2 layers of  double sided foam tape. Remember to rub the powder as before all around the edges of that small piece so it slides freely in the slot.

And TA DAH!

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Hi friends! Yesterday we shared our final sketch challenge for this month! Oh my gosh where is the time going?? You’ll want to make sure to play along for your chance to win up to a $75 gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs store! 

We are featuring some of your creations this month! Today we’ve selected this gorgeous creation from the SugarSketch challenge entries, made by Stephanie!

Ooh la la! Check out the many layers and accents Stephanie used to beautify her pineapple card! The gradient colors on her pineapple are fabulous too! Stephanie used the Pineapple Paradise set along with the matching SugarCuts – Pineapple Paradise:

Remember you can play along with all four challenges this month for a chance to win a $75 shopping spree in the SugarPea Designs store!

Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan Page! We’d love for you to join us in sharing what you’ve created and chatting with you!

Hello and welcome to our 4th weekly sketch challenge for May at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 gift certificate to our store!!!

 

To play along with SPDSS52 click HERE.

To play along with SPDSS53 click HERE.

To play along with SPDSS54 click HERE.

Here is this week’s Sketch!

The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS55 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using this SugarSketch and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $75!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Thank you to Michele for being our Guest this month! We loved having you with us!

YOU HAVE UNTIL MAY 30TH, 2016  TO ENTER ANY OF OUR MAY SKETCH CHALLENGES – THE MAY WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MAY 31, 2016.

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Hi friends! Have you made some time to play along with one of our sketch challenges this month (or maybe all of them!)?? We sure hope so! We love to see what you create!

We are featuring some of your creations this month! Today we’ve selected this beauty from the SugarSketch 52 Challenge entries, made by Lin!

Lin’s card is so festive and fun with her cheerful plaid designer paper and assortment of colorful flowers! Lin used the Funky Wreath – Spring Addition set:

We’ll be back tomorrow with a new sketch so be sure to stop by!

Remember you can play along with all four challenges this month for a chance to win a $75 shopping spree in the SugarPea Designs store!

Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan Page! We’d love for you to join us in sharing what you’ve created and chatting with you!

 Hello, Friends!

Yoonsun is back with us today with a real showstopper of a card featuring the adorable NEW Quackers stamp set and coordinating SugarCuts die.

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Hi, it’s Yoonsun, and I’m back with a fun friendship card using lots of SugarPea Designs goodies.

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To create the card, I stamped the ducks from the Quackers set on watercolour paper using VersaFine Onyx Black, coloured them with Distress markers, then die cut them with the matching SugarCut – Quacker dies. Next, I die cut the sun and clouds from a separate watercolour paper using SugarCuts – Whatever The Weather die set, then coloured them with Fossilized Amber and Tumbled Glass Distress markers.

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I made the background using the sunrays patterned paper in the Whatever The Weather Patterned Paper Collection, then mounted all elements as shown to A2 white card base using dimensional foam tape and embellished with a few clear sequins.

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Click on the photos below to find all the supplies Yoonsun used on her project.

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Hi, its Lisa Lara here with my Light Bulb Moments post today.

This card works great for those graduations coming up.

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So I started with a black cardstock base folded at the top. Then I cut a black rectangle using the largest die from SugarCuts-Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles.  The light bulb image from Adorkable and the “Shine Bright” sentiment from Sparkle & Shine just work perfect together.  Especially for a graduation card, I thought.  I put it on black paper to emphasize shining bright with the contrast of the dark.

I heat embossed the sentiment first then did the light bulb right over the dot for the “i” in “Bright”.  Then I stamped another light bulb but using black Copic compatible ink on white cardstock.  I colored it with Copics, cut it out, popped it up with dimensional tape then added Glossy Accents and let it dry.  A pretty simple, easy card with a definite focal point and message.  And is a less traditional graduation card!

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Stamps: Adorkable, Sparkle & Shine  Paper: Black heavy cardstock  Ink: VersaMark, Copics: YR23, Y17, Y21, C2, C3, C5, C00, C0  Accessories: Cuttlebug, SugarCuts Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles, Heat Tool, anti-static embossing pouch, White embossing powder

See you next Friday!

Hi crafty friends! Today we’re excited to be sharing our monthly Instagram Fan Feature! Each month we will scour Instagram, looking at every fabulous creation using #sugarpeadesigns or #spd for something so outstanding we can’t resist sharing it with all of you on our blog! 

Today we’ve selected this amazing card by

@francinevuilleme:

It’s wonderful to see the way Francine colored this little cutie, took him out of his dirt pile and featured him with a rainbow raindrop sky! She really thought outside the box with this Spring-y card! 

Francine used the Go-pher It stamp set: 

Would you like to be our featured Instagram stamper next month? Be sure the share your SugarPea Designs creations on Instagram using #sugarpeadesigns or #spd and you could be next!

Hello and welcome to our 3rd weekly sketch challenge for May at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 gift certificate to our store!!!


To play along with SPDSS52 click HERE.

To play along with SPDSS53 click HERE.

Here is this week’s Sketch!

The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS54 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using this SugarSketch and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $75!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL MAY 30TH, 2016  TO ENTER ANY OF OUR MAY SKETCH CHALLENGES – THE MAY WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MAY 31, 2016.

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(May Guest Designer)

 


Hi friends!  We are back to feature one of your creations from our May sketch challenges. We love to highlight cards from the SugarSketch challenge entries, and today we’ve selected this wonderful card from Janice Melton using our SugarSketch 52.

Janet’s card features the Bundle of Joy set. Her darling baby and stork, along with the textured background and designer paper are such a delightful way to welcome baby!

Remember you can play along with all four challenges this month for a chance to win a $75 shopping spree in the SugarPea Designs store!

Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan Page! We’d love for you to join us in sharing what you’ve created and chatting with you!

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Yoonsun is back with us today as our Guest Designer for May with two gorgeous and tropical Pineapple Paradise creations that will have you counting down the days until summer.

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Hello, it’s Yoonsun, and I’m back again using the Pineapple Paradise stamp set and SugarCut die.

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To create this card, I stamped the pineapple from Pineapple Paradise set on watercolour paper using Mustard Seed & Mowed Lawn Distress inks, added a bit of water on it, then die cut it with the SugarCut – Pineapple Paradise die. Next, I die cut the bubble speech panel from vellum paper using the SugarCut – Chatterbox Journal Card die, and a rectangle panel from the Whatever The Weather Patterned Paper Collection.

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For the sentiment, I stamped the “Aloha” on white card stock in VersaFine Onyx Black, then fussy cut it. Finally, I mounted all elements as shown to A2 white card base using dimensional foam tape, them embellished with a few clear sequins.

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For my next card, I also used the Pineapple Paradise stamp set to make a fun background. I used the Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, and Twisted Citron Distress inks for pineapple stamping and then added some sparkly sequins for fun!!

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Thanks, Yoonsun!  Be sure to check back here every Monday this month for more Inspired by Sweetness from Yoonsun!

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