Hello friends! It’s Kelly here today sharing a fun Valentine’s Day project with you! I created a few Hot Cocoa packets with a Valentine’s Day spin! I just love it when my stamps give me more bang for my buck! I used one of my favorite stamp sets: Mugs and Kisses and the coordinating Mugs and Kisses SugarCuts. These products got a work out during the Holidays, but with a sentiment like “Mugs and Kisses” it’s PERFECT for this time of year, too!
The tags were so fun to make! I used the Christmas Tag Greetings Stamp set and the coordinating Snowflake Tag SugarCut for the base and then got to work with the darling mug images. I couldn’t resist coloring the whipped cream pink and adding some liquid applique for some realistic foam detail!
To create the packet, I simply cut a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of cardstock in half lengthwise, measured the cocoa packet and scored it there. The flap uses an assortment of prints from the Sugar and Spice Paper Pad . I was able to get three pieces from one sheet, so the flap is the size of 1/3 of a sheet of paper. I also couldn’t resist adding a little bit more detail with the Stitched Border I Sugar Cut. I also included a gift card from a local sweet shoppe in the white envelope stamped with another PERFECT Valentine’s Day sentiment! It’s all tied up with ribbon and the tags!
Thanks for joining me today and I hope that I have given you a fun project you can create for your Valentine!
I rotate the sketch and create a landscape instead of potrait card. The vertical element are recreated with a pink stripe cardstock, while the horizontal one with the lemons.
All the images are stamped with Versafine black ink and watercolored with Distress Markers. I mix the yellow with some pink for the background, I blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on white smooth cardstock. I totally love this patterned paper collection from SugarPea Designs because of the paper size is a perfect 4.25″ x 5.5″, standard A2 cards. I also adhere lace trims for the stripe element, it also adds textures and an extra sweetness for the card. I’m pretty sure that this card could cheer anybody up!
Here’s a closer look of my card, don’t you love the glossy pink dots around the dropping lemons? Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you guys like this card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day to you and your beloved ones! 🙂
Good morning! Ardyth here with this week’s Light Bulb Moment!
Here’s a simple way to add shine and dimension to your stamped images. I started with this coffee-bean heart and stamped it with dark brown ink, using a MISTI. I then cleaned my stamp and restamped it with Versamark ink, before sprinkling clear embossig powder over top and heating it until it was melted and shiny.
Then I put the panel back into my MISTI and stamped again with Versamark (it lined up perfectly because I hadn’t moved the stamp on the door of the MISTI). I added another layer of embossing powder and heated again. I did this 4 times in total. (On a previous attempt, I tried 5 layers, but started losing definition of the coffee beans).
Here’s a close up –
To finish the card, I cut my kraft panel with one of the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies, to resemble a coffee sleeve on my white card base. Because the rectangle die was longer than the width of the card, it gives borders of Zig Zags at the top and bottom of the panel.
I colored celebrate with a rainbow of Zig markers, blending them together slightly in rainbow order with an aquabrush. Once dry, I layered it on a SugarCuts – Stitched Flags layer that I stamped with a sentiment from the coordinating Celebrate All The Things stamp set.
To keep the rainbow colors popping, I opted for a trio of white balloons rather than adding in more color in the backgound. I used light gray thread to tether the balloon bouquet and layered it on an A2 card base.
Thanks for stopping by the SugarPea blog today. I hope I’ve inspired you to pull out your favorite SugarPea Designs SugarCuts and dabble in a bit of mixology magic!
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.
Hello! Amy Kolling here and I have a fanTASCHEtic card to share. I have been really enjoying stamping my own backgrounds lately for some CAS cards. And let’s face it a CAS card is perfect for those guys! They don’t need all the bling! 😉
I repeatedly stamped the mustache stamp from Terrific Ties with Versafine Tuxedo Oxyx Black ink. I die the word YOU out of red cardstock three times and layered them together for just a bit of dimension. To a black sentiment strip, I white heat embossed the sentiment. My sentiments were adhered to my notecard with a strip of thick vellum to really make them stand out over the stamped background.
It’s Raluca Vezeteu here and I hope you are having a wonderful and creative day!
For my second post as a Guest Designer I played with the super cute Prehistoric Pals stamp set and coordinating dies SugarCuts – Prehistoric Pals and I created a Valentine’s Day card. I always try to use all my stamp sets for different occasions and I planned this design to work as a cute Valentine’s Day card.
First I prepared all the elements for my card, starting with stamping, coloring and die cutting two sweet dinosaurs from the stamp set. Next I prepared a big heart stencil by cutting a heart in the center of a masking paper and using Distress Inks I ink blended the heart in the middle of a white panel. Then I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in the center of the heart and mounted the two sweet dinosaurs face to face.
I added a few clear sequins and mounted the panel on a light grey card base using craft foam and my card was done.
I had a lot of fun creating this card and I hope I inspired you to play with some SugarPea Designs goodies and to think outside the box!
I thought that it could be fun to use some of our older sets with a quick stamping twist to create a lovely project for your loved ones, using the Talk Is Chic stamp set. Now, you still have plenty of time before Valentine’s day, so no reason to choke here!
Don’t have this particular set? No worries, it’s still in store and it’s on SALE! Hurry!!!
As always, you can either watch the video here on the page or on our Youtube channel.
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!):
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!