For my projects, I created a card and a mini candy box featuring sun images made by piecing together basic die-cut shapes: triangles and circles. For both of these, I used the Stitched Shapes, Stitched Triangles, and Stitched Rectangle dies. I love the stitching on the edge of these dies as it helps give it a finished edge. To make the die-cut shapes pop even more, I sponged the edges. So, on y go! Let's get stamping.
A couple of Ghiradelli chocolates in a sunny box is sure to brighten anyone's day. This box was inspired by one made by Connie Stewart. When you open the box, a sun pops up to reveal two Ghiradelli squares. What a fun and sunny surprise!
Thank you for stopping by today to check out my fun sunshiny projects. I hope they have added a little joy to your life and inspired you to create projects to bring joy to others. Please take a moment to check out all of the other awesome designers on the Stampin' Friends blog hop. Below the list of designers, you will find a link to my online store and the supplies needed for these projects. If you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! product and are in the US, I hope you'll come back here after you've clicked through the hop.
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With sketch challenges, I always like to play around a bit with the basic sketch and take some liberties. This is especially true in my first card featuring the new Tree Angle stamp set and Stitched Triangles dies. I flipped the card on its side and created two Christmas trees with a suggestion of a patch of starlit sky between them. I added copper stars to the trees, a line of Copper Foil, and a copper greeting cut with the Joy die set.
I stamped the floral triangle on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock using Petal Pink ink and then cut the word "Hi" using the Playful Alphabet dies. I used the same triangle to stamp along the edges of the piece of Petal Pink cardstock that is the first layer of the card. For a little bling, I finished the card with some of the Artistry Blooms Sequins.
For my first card, I started by adhering the strip of Plaid Tidings towards the bottom of my card front leaving about a half inch or so of space towards the bottom. Then, I adhered the two pieces of Pretty Peacock cardstock that I had embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder to the card front using Black Stampin' Dimensionals and leaving a gap so that the Plaid Tidings DSP shows through. I carefully adhered the die-cut letters over the gap by adding a little multipurpose liquid glue to the top and bottom edges of the letters so that they are attached to the edges of the two pieces of Pretty Peacock cardstock but not the Plaid Tidings DSP.
I still cut the "Birthday" greeting with the Playful Alphabet dies, but for this card, I created a longer flag for the "Happy" from the Well Written stamp set. I simply layered this greeting on a piece of the Plaid Tidings DSP and then mounted on Pretty Peacock. This layer is then mounted to the Pumpkin Pie card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. This is a pretty quick and easy card with minimal stamping.
For my third card, I cut the "Birthday" greeting from the Plaid Tidings DSP. It is mounted on a foam adhesive sheet. Normally, when I mount the letters on the foam adhesive sheet, I adhere the foam to the paper before I cut the letters. This time, I didn't decide that I wanted them popped up until after I'd already cut the letters. But, I found a really good trick for getting the paper letters perfectly placed on the foam letters. The foam letters generally stay put when you take the metal die off. Leave them in the rest of the piece of foam and carefully peal off the sticker side on one of the letters. Apply the paper letter to the foam before punching out the foam. because the foam around the letter will still have the sticker backing, it sticks up a little higher and you can nestle the paper letter into place assuring proper placement on the foam letter. (I hope all that made sense!)
For this card, I also stamped "Happy" with Pumpkin Pie ink on the Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I stamped it 2-3 times before reinking the stamp and varied the placement. As I was putting the card together, it felt like it needed a little something, so I added the thin strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock between the Pretty Peacock layer and card base.
For my last card, I used the piece of Plaid Tidings DSP from which I had cut the letters for the previous card. (Actually, I made this card first and then used the letters on the other card.) I started by adhere the piece of Plaid Tidings DSP to the Pretty Peacock mat. Then, I cut the greeting. I popped this up on Stampin' Dimensionals when I adhered it to the Pumpkin Pie background on which I had stamped "Happy" with Pumpkin Pie ink. I embossed the large piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock in the back with one of the Wrapped in Texture embossing folders. (These come as a 2-pack in the August-December Mini Catalog).
These cards were fun and quick to make. The color combination and basic designs make them a perfect gender neutral card perfect for anyone!