May 24, 2017

SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #31

Time for another new 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, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!

Making my card for today's Mix It Up challenge just made me so happy! It has been a long, tough winter and I am so happy that things are warming up, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. My card was inspired by both the Inspiration photo and the sketch for this month. I used the recently released Breakfast in Bed stamps and SugarCuts for my card. I started with a daffodil yellow panel and then cut a white Zig Zag Stitched SugarCuts to layer over it as in the sketch. Before I adhered it I stamped the Get Well Soon sentiment from the Breakfast in Bed stamp set to the bottom of the circle in black ink.  I cut the vase from the Breakfast in Bed SugarCuts vellum and sponged some blue Distress Ink on the back for my water. Then I cut three bouquets of daisies from the Breakfast in Bed stamp set to create my larger bouquet. The flowers were coloured with Copic markers and arranged together to form a larger bouquet that was adhered behind the vase. I finished the card off with a few clean sequins filled with silver Stickles.




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May 16, 2017

Some Jillibean Soup Projects

I am sharing a few projects today that were up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog last week for the Cards of Monday feature.

This first card uses products from the Bowl of Dreams collection--Pea Pod Partts, Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneers and a Jillibean Soup cut file from Silhouette.


This next card for day uses products from the Chit Chat Chowder Collection and Hardy HodgePodge--Pea Pod Parts, papers, stickers and corrugated letters.


My last card uses the Super Star stamps and dies along with Hardy HodgePodge papers and Pea Pod parts.


Be sure to check out the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog each week for fun inspiration projects.

May 12, 2017

SugarPea Designs Spring Release Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Happy Friday and Welcome to the SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop!
Now that so many of you have the fun products from our Spring Release in your hands the design team has a little more inspiration for you to help you get going with your new goodies.

I started by stamping, COPIC colouring and die cutting the book worm and books from the Class Act stamp set. They were adhered with foam tape to a Stitched Circles die cut  the sentiment was put together using the SugarCut Teacher die cuts and sentiment from the Class Act stamp set.  
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You are here ---- Tracey McNeely

May 11, 2017

Summer Scoops Birthday

I am excited today to have a post up  on the SugarPea Designs blog today to share a card design with you for all those summer birthdays that are coming up. I know I have lots of them and I made a few of this design to have on hand. 



I started out by stamping and white embossing the Striped Background on to a piece of blue cardstock. Next I stamped a few popsicles from Summer Scoops on to a white Zig Zag Stitched Circle in blue, pink and green using a slightly darker shade of each for the detail shading. The circle was adhered to the blue striped panel with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment from Breakfast in Bed was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on a flag from the Stitched Flags SugarCuts die. I was also adhered with foam tape. The final touch were a few clear, silver Stickles filled sequins.

Head over to the SugarPea Designs blog to have a closer look at the products I used for today's card.

May 9, 2017

Birch Press Design Inlaid Flutter Plate

Springtime is full of wildlife and beautiful butterflies. For today's Tuesday feature I am going to be showing you how to use a single cover plate die and some watercolour to create a beautiful inlaid die cut butterfly scene. I have created a short video to show you how I created my watercolour panel that I am pulling the inlaid die cut pieces from.

I will be using the Birch Press Design Flutter Plate C for my design. I use a small board to do my watercolouring on. Start off by taping a piece of watercolour paper down to the board using some painter's tape. Use a flat brush to wet the paper with clean water. Then use a round brush, I used a #2, to add red, bright pink and purple to the panel concentrating the colours to the three areas where the butterflies on the cover plate are located. I added a first layer and then dried the panel with a heat tool, then added more colour to the areas that needed a bit more and then dried the panel again.


Cut the Flutter Plate C from black cardstock and adhere the black die cut to a white card base securely.

  Use Flutter Plate C to cut the dried watercolor panel. Before removing the watercoloured panel from the die, flip it over and run adhesive tape over the back of the butterflies right on the die. This will make it easier when inlaying the pieces so they will stick to the card base.

Now one butterfly at a time and working either from top to bottom or bottom to top, which ever you find easier. Piece the watercoloured butterfly into the black butterfly on the card base. I use a poker to help free the pieces from the die cut.

The butterfly body and antennae were cut from silver sparkle cardstock. A sentiment from the Birch Press Design Close to the Heart stamp set was added to finish the card off. In the end you have a card with of great texture and interest!

To get more bang for you buck, make another quick and easy card using the inverse die cut!

Please pop over to the Birch Press Design blog to see my full post!
Have a wonderful day!

May 8, 2017

Muse #215


It's Monday and time for another new challenge at Muse!

I am the Muse this week for challenge #215! It has been kind of quiet here on my blog this past couple of weeks. Both kids are finished school for this year. Ben finished his 4th year and is starting his first full time job today working for an architecture firm in Toronto. Feel like just yesterday I was taking him to his first day of pre-school. Brooklyn just finished her second year and is starting her summer job on the 17th working not far from home. I have been enjoying having them both home and doing things as a family. Those windows of time are getting smaller so I want to enjoy them while I still can.

I used the new Best Dad stamps and dies from Altenew for this week Muse. I stamped and clear heat embossed my images and then watercoloured them with ZIG markers. I masked off the words on the mug, CASE'd from a card created by Therese Calvird. I adhere a strip of beige striped paper to the left of the card base and then arranged my die cuts and sentiment on to a 3 5/8" x 5 1/2" Bristol cardstock panel popped the razor up with foam tape. The panel was then adhered to the card base with foam tape. This card was for my hubby's birthday on Friday. He loved the feel of the embossed bristles of the shaving brush. Love that he appreciates me. Such a fun masculine set to use.


  Can't wait to see how this inspires you this week. See you over at Muse!