------- Paper Sweeties July Inspiration Challenge #33 ------- Red, White & Blue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy 4th of July! In keeping with America's upcoming birthday celebration, Paper Sweeties' July Inspiration Challenge is Red, White, & Blue. I hope you'll play along with us.
I went shabby with my card, distressing all the edges with my Distrezz-It-All and with ink. I colored the doily with several colors of ink sprays. The star stitch on my sewing machine was perfect for the top edge of the striped paper. I used Paper Sweeties' Beautiful stamp set for the sentiment and stamped frame, and cut it out with the coordinating Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set. The bow is made from Sugar Sprinkles Seam Binding and I've used Apple Pie and Sugar Sprinkles sequins in several places, including the top of a blue button, which I distressed with sand paper and "antiqued" with brown acrylic paint. To finish off the card, I melted Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder in a few places.

For the inside, I used scraps from the front of the card to make a patriotic frame around the sentiment panel. 



Be sure to visit the rest of the design team, as well as our July Guest Designer, Lin Brandyberry, for more Red, White & Blue inspiration, then pop over to the Paper Sweeties blog and link up your own creation for a chance to with a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Happy Independence Day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve June 2015 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #130: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #227: Leave a Little Sparkle

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Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To finish off Paper Sweeties' Release Week, we have a Release Rewind where we combine new products with old. 
I decided to dress Jake and Emma up in some beach attire from the new Surf's Up and At the Beach stamp sets. I love that you can move Emma's pigtails just by snipping them and gluing them back on wherever you want them. I thought they should be low for this card. I colored both of the kiddos with Copics then paper pieced their swimsuits. The embossed sentiment is from the At the Beach set, too. I accidentally used a somewhat chunky embossing powder, so the font isn't as fine as it could be, but I didn't have another piece of that paper, so I went with the chunky look anyway.

This entire beachy release is one of my favs! Not only are the stamps super cute, but every single stamp and Sweet Cuts die in every one of the new sets works well together. And, it turns out, the new releases "play well with others," too. Check out my Teamies' blogs for more fabulous ideas for combining new and old sets:


And, you've still got time to enter the June Paper Sweeties Party Time Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!

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Have an amazing week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #272
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Friends or Superhero
613 Avenue Create Challenge #128: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #226: Pile It On
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Flip Flops

                                                             

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Paper Sweeties June Release Party!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Have you enjoyed seeing all of Paper Sweeties' new summery stamps and dies? They are now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop! I used every one of the new release stamp and Sweet Cuts die sets in this fun beach card. 
Stamp Sets

Dies

I love the look of the sun setting into the ocean and I had just enough kraft "beach" cardstock left to add a sliver of beach to the inside of the card.

Visit the rest of the DT to see more cardmaking inspiration using this fun release, then check out the new releases in the Paper Sweeties Shop:


And, you've still got time to enter the June Paper Sweeties Party Time Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!

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Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as we wrap up Release Week with a rewind of old and new products together.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve June 2015 Week 1 Sketch Challenge
613 Avenue Create Challenge #128: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #226: Pile It On

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Paper Sweeties June Release Countdown!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Only one more day until you can get the cute new-release beach-themed stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties! I used the hot air balloon and sandcastle images from Let's Go to the Beach on my card today. I love that the coordinating Sweet Cuts dies make it so easy to cut them out.
After coloring the balloon with Copics, I popped it up with foam tape. No coloring necessary on the sweet little sandcastle. It is stamped onto kraft cardstock. When I inked the stamp, I inked just the flag in Lady Bug and the rest in Rich Cocoa. The sandcastle is sitting on top of a Creamsicle Straw that I pressed flat, and there are a few Frosting sequins to add some sparkle.
I had originally embossed the sandcastle image with glitter embossing powder, then I lightly colored it with a white pencil. I like how it looks, but it was too light for the front of the card. It worked great on the inside, though! The sunglasses are plastic stickers. They don't have lens in them so I glued them to a piece of acetate, trimmed around the frames, then used my airbrush and a dark brown Copic marker to color the acetate from the back side. I tried just coloring the acetate with a marker, but it left streaks. The airbrush worked much better.

More to come tomorrow...

Be sure to visit my Design Teamies for more beachy inspiration:


And, you've still got time to enter the June Paper Sweeties Party Time Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate! I hope you'll play along with us!

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I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #401
613 Avenue Create Challenge #128: Anything Goes

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Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summer is finally here and Paper Sweeties' June new releases are perfect for a fun, summer-time project. Fair warning, though...you are going to want to get every single new set. They are so cute, and they all work great together!
For this card, I used the new Surf's Up stamp set and Let's Go to the Beach die set. I fussy cut the surf board stamp and layered 3 wave die cuts behind it. I sponged some white ink along the tops of the waves to give each layer a little more definition. How do you like that funky zig zag stitching? I love trying new stitches on my sewing machine.
I made the frame on the inside panel by using an embossing diffuser, inking the edges of the folder before embossing. Just for kicks, I added tiny fishtail banners to the inside to match those on the front of the card.

I'll be back tomorrow with another new release card, but in the meantime, here's a little teaser of what's to come:



Visit the rest of the DT to see some awe-inspiring cardmaking using this month's fun releases:


And, you've still got time to enter the June Paper Sweeties Party Time Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!

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Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #304
613 Avenue Create Challenge #127: Anything Goes
Sugar Pea Designs SPD16: Hey Dude!
Corrosive Challenge #226: Pile It On
Freshly Brewed Challenge June 1-16: Dude!!!
Paper Issues: Mist-er Fix-it 

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