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

Today we couldn’t help but notice this amazing card by

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This cheerful rainbow sentiment of this card is not to be outdone by the starry background, helping it pop right off the card!

Michelle used the Celebrate SugarCut to create this beauty, along with the Celebrate All The Things stamp set:

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

Hi There, SugarPeeps!!

Taheerah is back with one last post as our Guest Designer for this month.  This month just seems to have flown by!!  Thank you Taheerah, for sharing your amazing talent with us…we are so going to miss you!!

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Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me for my Guest Design post for SugarPea Designs! I’ve had such an amazing time showing off their amazing products!
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I want to talk about two very important things to me today.
Stretching your stamps.
And cake.
Let’s tackle the yummier of the two first.
A party just isn’t a party without cake. I’m sorry, but it’s true. Doubly true if it’s a birthday party. My one rule about birthdays is that there must be cake. Sure, you can have fancy finger food, balloons, presents, all that. But a party without cake is just a meeting. (Incidentally, we often have cakes in our meetings too. That doesn’t make them parties. That just makes them much better meetings).
Now, where was I?
Ah yes. Cake:
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So, you can see how strongly I feel about this issue – I had to put it on a card. And, I didn’t have any of the cake stamps from SugarPea Designs yet (note to self: must remedy). So, what’s a girl to do when she has to make a very important cake statement? Stretch her stamps.
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Believe it or not, the yummy cupcake was made entirely from stamps from the Caffeine Addict stamp set! Take a closer look:
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I used a lot of selective inking on various stamps in the set to create my cupcake. The frosting was obviously the whipped cream image, but the rest was all made by selective inking of several different images. I used the frappuccino lid stamp twice – once partially inking the dome to make the cake, and then turning it upside down and inking just the lip to make the wrapper top. Part of the coffee cup label (and its sides) were used to create the wrapper itself. The heart-shaped steam became an edible chocolate decoration! And the candle? Part of the straw, and then the large and small coffee beans on top of each other (and a little water) to create the flame.
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I still reach for my trusty label maker when it comes to creating a custom sentiment. And it makes for a pop of graphic black to contrast with that watercoloured cupcake, the gold and black splatter, delicate glitter, and those delicious sequins. A layer of patterned paper adds some final interest to tie the party feel together – but even with all those different design elements, my cake is the star of the show. As it should be.
Stretching my stamps by selectively inking them is one of my favourite ways to maximise the number of looks I can get out of them – and by stretching those precious dollars further it gives us more money in our wallets to spend on important things. Like cake.
I hope you love this card as much as I loved making it! And I hope it’s helped you to look at your own supplies more closely to think about how you can stretch them and get more out of them!
I’ve so enjoyed my time guesting for SugarPea Designs – it’s been a very sweet experience indeed!! I want to thank Wendy once again for inviting me to spend some time with you here. If you’d like to keep in touch please head on over to my blog to see more of my work! Bye for now!

Good Morning SugarPeeps!

We are so thrilled to be taking part in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as both a participant and a sponsor! Everyone is invited to play along by creating a Fall themed coffee/cocoa card or project.  All of the details for the hop, prizes and how you can join in the fun can be found HERE.

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When I sat down to create my card for the hop I knew I wanted to go with my favorite Fall holiday – Halloween.  And one of my all time favorite SPD stamp sets is Undying Love – Come on…aren’t these the most adorable zombies you’ve ever seen?!?!   I don’t know about you, but I pretty much look exactly like this every morning before my coffee kicks in.

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I started by coloring my zombie dude with Copics and placing him behind a SugarCuts – Polaroid Journal Card.  I then stamped the sentiment from Espresso Yourself stamp set onto the Polaroid Journal Card.

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I cut several Coffee To Go Cup from black cardstock and lime green glittered paper to create my halloween themed coffee cup and then added the Coffee Word using the same lime green glittered paper.

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Life Happens After Coffee – CARD

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INVENTORY UPDATE: Our coffee themed stamps and dies have been a fan favorite and we are working hard to keep them in stock.  Currently we are expecting a restock order in approx. 2 weeks time.

Hi, Lisa here with my Light Bulb Moment.

Today, I have a fun set of fall notes that are easy to whip up.

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Step By Step Instructions

1. I used SugarCuts FarmScape to cut the top of my card front at an angle and the tractor tires.

2. I adhered to tractor tires to the tractor.

3. I adhered the front panel to the card base not putting any tape on the shapes at the top so they will stand out from the base a bit.

4. I heat embossed my sentiment to the banner from SugarCuts Gift Tag

Sentiment from Nuts About You

Sentiment from Take Note 

Sentiment from Barn To Be Wild 

Sentiment from Barn To Be Wild 

Sentiment from Bountiful Blessings

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SugarCuts Gift Tag
Nuts About You
Nuts About You 
Take Note
Take Note
Barn To Be Wild
Barn To Be Wild
Bountiful Blessings
Bountiful Blessings

We love seeing your creations on the SugarPea Designs Fan Page.

Hello and welcome to our NEW weekly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!


Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

16To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!

The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the challenge 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: SPDSMIU16 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 $50!
  • 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 Mix it Up Challenge and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $50!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH TO ENTER ANY OF OUR SEPTEMBER SKETCH CHALLENGES – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 4TH


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Guest Designer


Hello SugarPea Friends!

  Amy K. here and sharing a clean and simple birthday card that is *almost* one layer!  I’ve used the Celebrate All The Things and Summer Scoops stamps and coordinating Summer Scoops SugarCuts


I love creating a simple layout that is so easy to recreate in a pinch.  Now that I have made this, I can make others in different color schemes!  To create my card, I stamped the falling confetti stamp as a border on the top of note card.  I added some stamped and hand trimmed banners with foam adhesive over a piece of white crochet thread.  Tiny bows were added with Glossy Accents to the corners.  Lastly, I added an ice cream cone that was overstamped with the sentiment ‘celebrate’.  

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Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Hi everyone! Thanks for joining me again as I continue my Guest Design spot for SugarPea Designs!
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I’ve always been fascinated with dinosaurs, even from a young age. Among my favourite books as a child were several thick volumes about all the different species of dinosaur, histories of palaeontology, and a whole lot more! The Natural History Museum was one of my favourite places. In fact if I hadn’t studied Astrophysics I probably would have picked Palaeontology as my degree. But I digress.
So with my fascination continuing well into adulthood, it’s no wonder that I have a natural attraction to and affiliation for dinosaur stamp sets. Dinosaur cards aren’t just great for kids – they enthral adults and children alike! And once you factor in some clever puns, they work for a number of occasions too. Case in point:
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Poor dinosaurs! I’m guessing they don’t have a clue that their party is about to be cut short rather prematurely! I totally *adore* all the cute little dinosaur images from the Prehistoric Pals stamp set – they’re so sweet and fun! I wanted to put together a little scene for their party, so I freehand cut a number of mountain ranges and layered them with dimensional adhesive for loads of interest! The mountain are set against a Distress Ink blended sky – which is a little overcast due to that ominous meteorite heading everybody’s way…
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I enjoyed adding lots of fun little details to this card! Things like the stamped texture on the rocks and meteorites – courtesy of some selective inking of the egg stamp in the set! I coloured my cute little dinosaurs with Copic Markers – not quite realistic colourings and markings for dinosaurs (according to what we know anyway) – but I think we can forgive them for looking festive given they should be able to live out their last moments in style, lol!
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I mentioned how a sentiment can make a card, and the sentiments in the Prehistoric Pals set allow for so many fun occasions! I couldn’t resist this hilarious party sentiment, which is perfect for any type of celebration! The placement draws the eye across the card and really helps to ‘ground’ the scene too.
Just a pity this celebration is coming to an end a little too soon! *wink*
I do hope you love this card as much as I loved making it! I’ll be back again soon with something new to share!

Hello, Lisa here with today’s Light Bulb Moment.

I’m sharing a faux embossing technique using the new Harlequin Cover Plate.

Step By Step

1. I cut out the Harlequin Cover Plate Die from white cardstock and removed all the inside diamonds.

2. I then placed it (minus the inside pieces) onto my card base and taped in place with washi tape at the corners and used as a guide.

3. I adhered just the inside pieces I wanted then removed the guide panel.

4. I then stamped and die cut out my images using Fall Fox and Fall Fox Coordinating Dies and colored them with Copics.

5. I stamped my sentiment then popped up the images to finish.

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Harlequin Cover Plate
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Looking forward to seeing what you create on the SugarPea Designs Fan Page.

isha
Hi SugarPea Fans!

Isha here today 🙂 Today I’ve got this cute little foxy card to share with you all. I used the Fall Fox stamp set and the coordinating Fall Fox SugarCuts. I also used the Zig Zag Stitched Circles SugarCuts.

I love autumn and I really enjoy coloring in cute little critters. So naturally, I fell in love with this cute fox immediately! To create my card I sponged some inks for the background. I created a frame using the Stitched Circle dies. After coloring in the images with Copic markers, I die cut them. The sentiments in this set are also amazing!

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Zig Zag Stitched Circles

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Thanks for stopping by and have a sweet day!

Isha

Hello and welcome to our NEW weekly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!


Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

15To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!


The rules are very simple…

  • Create a new card or project using the challenge 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: SPDMIX15 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 $50!
  • 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 Mix it Up Challenge and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $50!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH  TO ENTER ANY OF OUR SEPTEMBER CHALLENGES – THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 4TH.

We are thrilled to have Anika Lerche as our Guest Designer this month! 


Anika Lerche

Guest Designer