Good Morning! Ardyth here with another Light Bulb Moment! Today, I’m playing along with our latest Mix it Up Challenge with this adorable card. I used both the sketch and the photo as my inspiration: You may have noticed that SugarPea’s family of adorable critters is growing! I teamed up Chunky Monkey with our Indian Summer raccoon and one of the Stamptember Koalaty Time koalas for a sweet birthday card. I restamped the monkey’s balloon since the raccoon didn’t have… Read more »

Mandala-Mania  Good morning! Ardyth here with this week’s Light Bulb Moment! I love all kinds of stamps: images, sentiments, backgrounds, alphabets – you name it. But the ones I turn to time and time again tend to be basics that can be used in a multitude of ways to create cards for any occasion. I feel like that about the Striped Background stamp and this month’s Mandala is another classic. During our recent Sweet Peeks week I showed two ways to use… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here with the next Light Bulb Moment! Today I thought we’d take a look at tips for participating in an inspiration challenge, such as SugarPea Designs’ Mix it Up Challenge. This is a monthly challenge and there’s a prize awarded each month! We would love to see you participate – check out the challenge blog for details! Today, I’ll focus on tips for using the photo side of the inspiration. Here’s this month’s challenge inspiration: First, make a list… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here with a pretty card that shows how to get more out of your dies. If you have the Treescape SugarCut, you’ll remember that it was attached to a second die that had the same curve but no trees (see product photo below). I separated the two, and this die will be great for creating hills and landscapes, but today I’m using it to create some wonky stripes. Here’s my process: Trim a white piece of cardstock… Read more »

Good morning! Ardyth here and I’m so thrilled to be here, for my first Light Bulb Moments! Here’s a little introduction from me: -I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband and 2 teen-age kids -I’ve been stamping for almost 12 years and have been working with Wendy and the rest of the awesome Design Team here at SugarPea Designs for almost a full year -I love clean and simple design with lots of white space (but I reserve the… Read more »

Hello stamping friends! Before we get to today’s post, we’d like to take this time to thank a very special designer, Lisa Lara, for the time she spent with us here at SugarPea Designs. Today is Lisa’s final Light Bulb Moment, and while we’d all love for her to stay with us forever, we understand that the difficult decision had to be made to step down from the team.  Week after week Lisa’s designs have inspired and awed us with… Read more »

Hello, Lisa here with my weekly Light Bulb Moment. Today I have another Father’s Day card, but I am giving this one to my husband. It can be made for Dad or Husband. Step By Step Instructions 1. First I die cut the SugarCut- Starburst Cover Plate from white cardstock, taped it to my A2 panel and used as a stencil sponging with Distress Oxide Ink Fossilized Amber. 2.  Next, I die- cut my sponged panel using SugarCut – Zig… Read more »

Hi, Lisa here today with my Light Bulb Moment for this week. I was inspired by THIS card made by Laura Bassen.  I took an oldie but a goodie and paired it with a newbie and her’s one for dear old Dad. (Just in time for Father’s Day).    Step By Step Instructions 1. I took an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) piece of white cardstock and die cut the triceratops.  2. I I placed the die-cut panel on… Read more »

Hi, Lisa here with my Light Bulb Moment. Today, I am sharing an easy to whip up “Thank You” for all school purposes like teachers, bus drivers, paras etc.  The purpose of this card is to be able to whip it up quick, easy and mass produce.   Step By Step Instructions 1. I used the road die from SugarCut – School Scape to cut the curve from yellow cardstock that I adhered to my card base. 2. I then used… Read more »

Hi, Lisa here with today’s Light Bulb Moment.  In honor of Cinco De Mayo I have a one layer card using Let’s Fiesta! Step By Step Instructions 1. I first made my background on my card front by die cutting a piece of cardstock using SugarCut – Harlequin Cover Plate.  I arranged the die cut piece off the left and bottom edge a tiny bit then taped all sides with painters tape to hold in place while I sponged on… Read more »