Sugar Rush Birthday Cards

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I know, I know!  Sugar Rush is retired paper now and I should be making things with the new paper, but I just can’t seem to let it go!  It’s just the cutest paper for whimsical birthday cards and paired with the cute donut Thin Cuts, what’s a girl to do but PLAY??

Here are two versions of a card using the same basic elements.  One is horizontal and one is vertical.  I know a couple of people who might be getting one of these cute cards for their upcoming birthdays!

Tomorrow I’ll be on to projects with the new Close To My Heart paper packs, I promise!  Have a wonderful day!   Laurie


It’s Tea Time at Heart 2 Heart!

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It’s Tea Time this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  It’s the perfect challenge to spotlight the March Stamp of the Month called “Tea-riffic”.  I decided to pair it up with the cute Sugar Rush paper collection and then wanted to make something different than a regular card.  So I looked on You Tube for some tutorials on making a tea bag holder–there sure are lots of them!!  What do you think?

Along with the Tea-riffic Stamp of the Month, I used the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cut Bundle (includes stamps and coordinating Thin Cuts both–25% off this month) for the cute donut that keeps the teabag holder closed.

The tea bag holder is made so that it can stand up by itself.  I have a friend who loves to drink tea and I think this will make the perfect little birthday treat for her!

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges and check out the other Tea Time projects that the design team created this week.  Then link up your own projects so we can all be inspired!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the paper crafting world today!   Laurie


Wonderful Thin Cuts!

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I LOVE Thin Cuts!  And I’m so happy they are on sale this month at Close To My Heart!  That’s right, all Thin Cuts are 25% off only this month, so don’t miss out on your chance to snag a few of these awesome goodies!

I thought it would be fun to try some variations on using those fabulous Thin Cuts besides just cutting and using the images.  Every time you cut, there is also a negative space cut and that’s what I concentrated on for these cards.

 

For this card, I used the Thin Cuts in the traditional way by cutting the “thanks” from Pomegranate cardstock and adhered it to layers of cardstock and Sugar Rush paper.

For the second card, I used the negative cut that was left over from the first card.  I prepared a multicolored panel to place behind the word by coloring diagonal stripes with my Shin Han markers (see below).  I then double matted the sentiment and adhered it to the card front along with some banner shapes.

There are lots of other ways you could decorate the panel behind the negative Thin Cut space.  Watercolors, water color pencils, pattern paper or plain cardstock would make a nice background feature.

It’s certainly fun to play around with Thin Cuts!  Tomorrow I’ll show you another way I used Thin Cuts as a colorful, dramatic feature so stop by again to check it out.  If you would like to order any of the Thin Cuts and coordinating stamp sets, please SHOP HERE.  Thank you very much!    Laurie


Tool Time at Heart 2 Heart!

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This is my week to host the challenge at Heart 2 Heart–TOOL TIME!  You are invited to use a Close To My Heart crafting tools to create a project.  Think embossing folders, Thin Cuts, border punches and more!

I used my Cuttlebug and two different tools to create my project–embossing folders and Thin Cuts.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the blue background was embossed with the Wood Slats folder.  I also used Thin Cuts to make the wreath and the word “hello”.  The paper is from the Sugar Rush paper collection from Close To My Heart.

I use so many crafting tools when I head to my craft room and I bet you do too!  Now it’s time to get out your own crafting tool box and create!  Be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.  We love to see what you make!

Happy Monday!   Laurie


Fall in Love with Sugar Rush!

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This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, we were asked to create a project with a Falling in Love theme.  Well, since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I decided to make a traditional Love card for someone special.  However, I also have a secret love–the Sugar Rush paper collection!!  There is just something about Pomegranate with Sea Glass and a sprinkle of Whisper and Blossom that is hard for me to resist!!  And a second secret love I have is embossing folders, so I had to use a variety of those too!

You can find all the supplies I used to make this card HERE.

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges and you can Fall in Love with the other fabulous design team projects.  Be sure to share your projects with us too–we love to see your artwork!

Thanks for stopping today–spread lots of sunshine!   Laurie


Sugar Rush Card Kit Now Available!

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I had a blast creating the card kit this month using the new Sugar Rush paper from Close To My Heart!  The papers are so cute and lend themselves perfectly to Birthday and Valentine themed projects.  This kit contains 16 cards including 8 Birthday and 8 Valentine cards.  I will precut, stamp and emboss all pieces so all you have to do is open a bag and assemble–so easy!!  I hope you have as much fun working with this paper as I did when making the cards!

Cost for the kit is $25.00 plus shipping.  You may pay through PayPal (I’ll send you a link when you order) or cash or check if you want to pick them up at my home in Crete.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your day is truly AWESOME!!   Laurie