Good morning! Ardyth here with this week’s Light Bulb Moment!

I made a set of cards using a simple trick for getting a different look from a simple background stamp.

I started with the heart background stamp from Build A Background – Basics (it’s on sale right now!):

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Those little hearts have a lot of space between them. In fact, they have enough space to stamp more hearts! It’s simple – you stamp the image once, then line up the stamp so that the hearts will stamp in the spaces and ink it up again. You can use the same colour or different colours (as I did). I chose 3 different colour combinations and used a similar layout to create a set.

Here’s a close up:
Here’s a quick video:

So easy but with so much impact! I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Hello stamping friends! Kerin here and today I’m sharing with you a super simple Valentine’s Day treat holder using a piece of paper from the Spots & Stripes Pastels Patterned Paper Collection along with the Special Delivery stamp set and Stitched Flags SugarCut set.

I’ve created my very first video to show you how quick and easy this little treat holder is:

If you can’t see the video below, click HERE

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Hello and welcome to our monthly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us, and each week several of our designers will share some fresh inspiration with their take on the challenge.  Remember the more times you play along during the month using SugarPea Designs product, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!



Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

To 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!

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 FEBRUARY 1st TO ENTER ANY OF OUR JANUARY CHALLENGE – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th.

Kelly Lunceford

Stamp Sets: Flurry of Warm WishesSweet Sentiments-You
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Hey, all!

Stephanie with you today to share a video tutorial on our Youtube channel here at SugarPea Designs 🙂

Now, remember those resolutions we talked about in my last video? We asked you on our Facebook page what you wanted to see in 2018, and many of you requested year-long Christmas inspiration because you were..

a) never able to put some aside b) pretty last minute, (just like me!)

SO for all these reasons and more, I decided to make it a personal challenge to create something Christmas-y at least once a month. And what better way to inspire you all than to put on video, right? But to make sure we could all do it in time, I added this small criteria that is SIMPLE, QUICK & FAST! And I’m pretty excited to show you the upcoming videos (4!) all made with one stamp set and a paper pack, so you may want to order ahead the Mugs & Kisses and the Happy Holidays Patterned Paper Collection.

For this first edition, I used the Eskimo Kisses and the Mandala stamp sets onto a 4¼”x5½” white cardbase, altered with a little bit of Oxide Ink. Nothing complicated there, yet a stunning winter effect! Watch it either here on the blog or on our Youtube channel.

 

I hope this will inspire you to work ahead on your winter/Christmas cards and I’ll be back soon with another video!

Hello everyone! Lexa here with my first post as Sugar Pea Guest Designer this month, I’m thrilled beyond words to be one. 2018 is started with a really good start line I must say. Today I want to share a card with color blocking background and I’m using the adorable Go-Pher It stamp.

I started my card with die cut a basic circle dies on a watercolor paper and stamp the cute mole from Go-Pher It with Versafine black ink then watercolor the image with Distress Markers. This image is just getting cuter after the coloring. I also curve and stamp the sentiment on the bottom part of the circle. To make the background I use vibrant colors cardstock in aqua and red, the color blocking make the image more pops out. I also use some dark blue twines in between the colors to add more textures to the card. Keep the rest of the card simple and nice.

Here’s a closer look of my card. Thank you so much for visitting by today, I hope you like today’s card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day everybody!

Good Morning! Ardyth here with the next Light Bulb Moment!

I decided to make a card inspired by the current Mix it Up Challenge (have you played yet? You could win a $50 Gift Certificate if you use SugarPea Designs products on your entry!!)

I focused on the photo side of the challenge – specifically, the colours and wintry feel.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial with tips:

Using the TreeScape die, cut a grey panel and a white panel (you can save the off cuts to make a similar card with the colours reversed). Think about how much ‘sky’ vs ‘snow’ you want when deciding how far up the panel to cut (see below).

Using the snowflakes from Snowflake Tag die set, Cut one large and two small in white. Then cut them out of the grey panel (make sure you are happy with placement!)

Turn your panels over and adhere white and grey together and cover the snowflake ‘holes’ with double-sided adhesive sheets (or any kind of sticky tape – you want to creat a sticky surface for your white snowflakes to ‘land’ on).

Turn your combined panel over and inlay the white snowflakes. Carefully add back in the grey negative pieces. I used a tool with a sticky end to make this easier.

Turn your panel back over and go over it with a bone folder (or even just your hand). This step helps ensure that all the little bits are well stuck.

Stamp your sentiment (mine is from Flurry of Warm Wishes). Here’s where I looked at the panel and thought that I didn’t quite have the balance of sky to snow correct. I cut it down to a square and mounted it onto a dark gray card base using foam tape.

Embellish as you like. I added some clear crystals for sparkle.

All done!

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Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here. I hope 2018 starts off wonderfully for all of you. For this year, my commitment is to try out or learn more new stuff. Not just creative wise, but also in other areas. How about you? Do you have any commitment or goal for this year? I am not sure why, but I prefer to use the term commitment than goal. 🙂

Anyway, for today I want to share this fun & girly shaker card.

For this card, I used Harlequin Cover Plate for the background. The first layer I used watercolor cardstock that I colored with aqua and green watercolor. Once it dry, I die cut the background and then adhere it to a piece of acetate. Then I die cut the background four more times.

I did this to create depth so I have enough room for the beads to move around. Once I finished with the shaker part, I work on the flamingo using Let’s Flamingle stamp set along with its matching dies. Finish by stamping the sentiment.

Voila… sweet & fun, right? Well peeps, that’s all for me today. I hope you enjoy today’s post. May your day be a happy one. Cheers…

Hello and welcome to our monthly Mix It Up challenge at SugarPea Designs! You have all month to play along with us, and each week several of our designers will share some fresh inspiration with their take on the challenge.  Remember the more times you play along during the month using SugarPea Designs product, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!



Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!

To 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!

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 FEBRUARY 1st TO ENTER ANY OF OUR JANUARY CHALLENGE – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th.

Amy Rohl

Stamps: Everyday is Christmas, Feeling Sentimental
SugarCut Dies: Everyday is Christmas

Raluca Vezeteu

Stamps: Caffeine Addict
SugarCut Dies: Coffee To Go Cup 


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Hello SugarPea Fans!

It’s Amy T here with a birthday card that I designed for a coworker.

I volunteered to make all my co-workers birthday cards, thankfully there are only 17 people in the company.  Does the design look familiar?  While I was searching for some inspiration, I came across this amazing card by teamie, Simonne.  Isn’t it awesome?!

I started off with the Easily A’Moose’d stamp set.  I really wanted to use the May the Forest be with you sentiment teamed up with the Campy Birthday to you.

The Treescape was cut from a Starbucks sleeve.  Don’t you love the snow topped mountains that I selectively trimmed from the Mountainscape Log Cabin?  Everything is nestled onto the Zig Zag Stitched Circles.  I combined the Countryside Charm and Spots & Stripes Pastels Patterned Paper Collections.

Thanks so much for stoppin’ by!

Hi everyone!

It’s Raluca Vezeteu here on the SugarPea Designs blog for the first time! I am super honored and so grateful to be guest designing because I just love SugarPea products!

For my first post I paired the super adorable Hot Diggity Dog stamp set with the gorgeous SugarCut – Home Sweet Home die and I created a shaker card.

First I prepared all the elements for my card, starting with stamping, coloring and fussy cutting two little cute puppies from the stamp set.

Then I prepared a white card base and moved to the shaker part die cutting the “Home” die on a smaller white panel. For the inside panel of the shaker I ink blended two Distress Inks: Scattered Straw and Spun Sugar. Then I created my shaker filling it with sequins and clear glass beads. I glued the shaker element on a mint cardstock and adhered it to the center of the card base. I white heat embossed a second part for the sentiment on a yellow strip of cardstock and mounted it below the Home die cut.

Next I prepared a pink frame and adhered it to the card base using foam tape. I added the adorable puppies to the card and my project was finished.

As a bonus I have a second card without the puppies. Just a simple shaker card for people who love card designs that are on a much serious note, without cute critters.

I had a lot of fun creating these two cards and I hope I inspired you to play with some SugarPea Designs goodies!

Supplies:

Hot Diggity Dog

SugarCut – Home Sweet Home

That’s all for today. Hope to see you soon!

Raluca