Nature’s Sweetness with the AHSC # 572 & the PPC #565

Welcome back to Just Peachy Stamping! My husband is out-of-town, my dogs are acting like magnets, my sleep schedule is all out of whack, and I stayed up way too late last night. However, that means I had plenty of time to search for different card challenges, and I found the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 572. Earlier, I’d seen the Paper Craft Crew #565 Challenge, which is to Case the Catty, with a Twist. When I combined them together, this is the card I created.

Here’s my card:

Here are the AHSC and PPC banners that inspired my card:

Measurements:

  • The AHSC and the January – April 2024 mini-catalog page 40 were my inspirations.
  • The Pretty Peacock cardstock base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Nature’s Sweetness DSP background layer measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Then, I trimmed another pattern from the DSP set to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I cropped both octagon focal shapes using the Countryside Corners die.
  • Before I adhered the background layer, I punched a 1-inch circle through the center of the DSP for the envelope seal. Next, I ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker machine.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.

Assembly:

  • I used the Nature’s Sweetness DSP (designer series paper) which did all the work for me. I paired it with Pretty Peacock cardstock and used the largest and second largest Countryside Corners dies to crop the focal image and mat.
  • The outside sentiment comes from the soon to be retired Framed Florets stamp set. I cropped it using the second smallest Countryside Corners die and outlined it with my Pretty Peacock marker.
  • I needed to add some length to the sentiment banner to meet that part of the AHSC sketch. Therefore, I used a banner die from the Stylish Shapes die set, cut it in half, and then adhered it to the back of the sentiment piece.
  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the cardstock and DSP pieces together. There are dimensionals under the sentiment.
  • I used the “I made you a card because you’re worth it” sentiment from the Here’s a Card stamp set for the inside. It is stamped in Pretty Peacock.
  • After stamping the inside sentiment, I adhered the white cardstock to the inside.
  • With that, I’d finished my coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Hey Chuck Meets C4Galz #209 & AHSC #545

Welcome back to another biweekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge! Our host for #209, Johanna, chose green and cream for the theme. While I used Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla for my green and cream, the possibilities for this challenge are endless! When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the creations from the rest of the design team. After you are inspired to play along, please be sure to add your project to our gallery.

Here’s my green and cream card:

This Hey Chuck bundle just makes me happy! I’ve been so busy making Thanksgiving cards, it was fun to go back to create a birthday card that is really appropriate for galz or guyz. I really think this guy is “Chuck”, mainly because he looks like he thinks all the other roosters in the set are just a tad off. I’ve already posted a number of Hey Chuck cards using Chuck and other roosters in this bundle. You can see three of them here, here, and here. As always, all my supplies can be found in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.

The layout of this card meets the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #545, so I will be uploading it to that challenge as well.

Here’s the AHSC challenge banner:

Measurements and Scraps:

Luckily, I could use a number of scraps/leftover cardstock pieces!

I’ve found that it’s easier for me to gather all my supplies first before I start measuring, trimming, stamping, coloring, cropping, and finally assembling the card. My main desk is 2 feet wide by 5 feet long. However, I wind up working in a much smaller space for some strange and (not so) unknown reason. Please tell me I am not the only one.

  • The Mossy Meadow base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
  • After I dry embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using one of the Basics Embossing folders, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of 6 x 6 inch Crumb Cake DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I punched a 1-inch circle from a piece of Mossy Meadow 6 x 6 inch DSP for the envelope seal. This needs to be run through your XYRON create-a-sticker to create the seal.
  • There’s a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock under the grassy pieces on the front of the card. It measures 1/2 by 4-1/8 inches.
  • The only other piece of cardstock I needed was a 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch Crumb Cake cardstock for the circle of rays behind my scene.
  • As I said, I was able to get everything else stamped and/or cropped using leftover cardstock pieces.

Stamping & Coloring:

Coloring is completely relaxing to me, so I colored, stamped, and used blending brushes for these different elements.

  • I stamped the rooster and sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso ink.
  • HINT: If you are not using Momento inks to stamp your outlines, but are using blends to color, you really need to let the ink dry before you start coloring or it will bleed.
  • I stamped the fence pieces onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Early Espresso ink.
  • Then, I used a blending brush and layers of Crumb Cake ink on the fence pieces so they look kind of weathered. Remember you can always add more ink as needed. However, if you start with a heavy hand while blending, you might wind up starting over.
  • HINT: After adding ink to the blending brush, tap it off on grid paper so you don’t wind up with blobs of color that you can never seem to fix.
  • Using the Rays of Light stamp set, I stamped Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Card cardstock.
  • By this time, I could color the rooster. I used Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze blends combos for Chuck.
  • Finally, I stamped the inside sentiments and fence pieces using Early Espresso ink.

Cropping & Assembly:

  • I used the Hey Chuck die set to crop the Cajun Craze weather vane, Chuck, and the fence pieces.
  • The sentiment banner and the Rays of Light circle were cropped using the Stylish Shapes die set.
  • Then, I cropped the grassy pieces behind the fence from the Playing in the Rain die set.
  • To assemble, I used mostly multipurpose liquid glue, with the exception of dimensionals under Chuck and the front sentiment.
  • I adhered the Rays of Light circle first, then layers the strip of Mossy Meadow green cardstock and the grassy pieces on top.
  • Next, I added the fence pieces. I adhered the two outside fence pieces using liquid glue. Then, I used mini glue dots for the center fence piece.
  • After adhering the weather vane, I added the dimensional backed Chuck and sentiment.
  • This card turned out a bit bulky, so I will need to add extra postage to the envelope in order to mail it.
  • After adhering the inside panel, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Flowers or Foliage for SCC #153 & AHSC # 544

Welcome back to the October Sparkles Christmas Challenge #153! Our host for this month, Melanie, chose flowers or foliage for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you’ll visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created. I’m always so impressed by everyone’s creations. We hope you will play along with us and then upload your creation to our gallery. I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #544 for the layout of my card.

Here’s my card:

Sparkles Christmas Challenge, October 2023

Here’s the AHSC banner:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #544

Measurements:

  • The Cherry Cobbler base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I ran a piece of white cardstock through the Cut & Emboss machine using the ferns 3D embossing folder.
  • Trim the embossed white cardstock to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • HINT: If you trim the cardstock before dry embossing it, your cardstock won’t be the size you want.
  • The Cherry Cobbler DSP (designer series paper), from the Joy of Christmas DSP in the current mini-catalog, measures 3-1/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Trim an additional piece of this DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The foliage DSP, from the Joyful Specialty DSP, measures 1-1/2 by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle from the foliage DSP for the envelope seal. Run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • I used scrap Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the sentiment banner.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Assembly:

  • Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the cardstock and DSP to the card base.
  • First, adhere the dry embossed cardstock.
  • Next, adhere the Cherry Cobbler/Real Red DSP to the white cardstock.
  • Then, adhere the Cherry Cobbler/gold foliage DSP to the Cherry Cobbler DSP so that just a small border of the cherry DSP shows under the foliage DSP.
  • Using Read Red ribbon, tie a bow and adhere it to the DSP using a glue dot.
  • Use your embossing buddy on the scrap of Cherry Cobbler DSP.
  • Stamp the sentiment, from the Brightest Glow stamp set, using VersaMark ink.
  • Cover with gold embossing powder and heat set.
  • Crop the sentiment using the third smallest Countryside Corners die and add dimensionals to the back of it.
  • Crop two Cherry Cobbler and one gold foil branches using the Autumn Leaves die set.
  • Adhere the branches using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Adhere the sentiment.to the front of the card.
  • Stamp the inside sentiment, from the Hope & Peace stamp set, using Cherry Cobbler ink on the white cardstock.
  • Adhere to the inside of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Sunshine for the August IRBH & AHSC # 537

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This month’s hop projects center around a SUNSHINE theme, so I hope you are ready for some sunshine fun! We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I combined the Rays of Light stamp and the Hey Chuck bundle and used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 537 for my card.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge banner:

I know the sketch uses different DSP (designer series paper) patterns, but I looked at it and saw my card.

Basic Measurements and Such:

  • The Crushed Curry base measures 5-12 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The black mat dimensions started measuring 4=1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. After I finished adhering the blocks, I trimmed the mat to get it as even as possible.
  • The white cardstock for the front started at 5-1/2 by 4-1/4.
  • Trim another piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.
  • I used white scraps for the sentiment and chicken on the front.

Stamping, Coloring, and Other Fun Stuff

  • Stamp the Rays of Light background stamp in Crushed Curry.
  • HINT: The easiest way to stamp a background stamp (for me at least) is to lay the stamp face up on your work space and stamp the ink on the stamp.
    • Carefully place your white cardstock on the stamped image.
    • Very carefully, rub the whole piece of cardstock to transfer the ink onto the cardstock.
    • I am making 6 more of these cards, and I used this process for all of the fronts I needed. Worked like a charm.
    • Stamp the Rays of Light on the envelope flap. Punch a 1-inch circle of coordinating DSP for the envelope seal.
  • I added a 1/2 inch by 4 inch piece of the Rays of Light stamped image to the bottom on the inside. This came from a piece I’d trimmed and didn’t need.
  • Stamp the chick on the inside panel as well so it looks like she is standing on the strip of sun rays.
  • I colored the chickens using the Daffodil Delight blends combo and the Pecan Pie Stamping Write Marker.
  • Using a new Wink of Stella pen, I dropped one drop of the ink onto my grid paper.
  • Then, I used an empty Wink of Stella pen to pick up the ink and color it on the Daffodil Delight parts of the chicken. Using an empty pen to “paint” the clear Wink of Stella has kept me from getting blobs on my coloring.
  • Crop the chicken using the Hey Chuck dies and the sentiment using the Stylish Shapes dies.
  • Outline the sentiment banner using a black Stamping Write Marker.
  • Add dimensionals to the sentiment and the chicken to adhere.
  • I adhered all the rest of the card pieces using multipurpose liquid glue.

Creating the Blocks:

I knew what I wanted to achieve, and just winged it with the dimensions. You don’t have to do that in order to recreate this card, no matter what paper patterns you use.

  • If you are using different DSP patterns, you need the following pieces:
    • 2 of 2-1/2 by 2-5/8 inches
    • 1 of 3-3/4 by 3/4 inches
    • 1 of 3 x 1 inch
    • 1 of 2-1/4 by 1-3/8 inches
    • 1 of 1 by 1-3/8 inches
    • 1 of 1/2 by 4 inches (bottom of inside)
  • If you are using all one pattern, I have some pictures for you. The pieces will be the same sizes, just cut differently for the one pattern.

My Sweet Sorbet cardstock cut into the above sizes.

The stamped Rays of Light in Crushed Curry.

AdTech removable tape is my favorite and can be purchased at Amazon. I can’t create cards without it, especially for dry-fitting card pieces together.

Use the removable tape to temporarily attach the Sweet Sorbet pieces over the stamped Rays of Light.

Next, I very, very carefully trimmed the cardstock along the pretrimmed lines in the Sweet Sorbet.

Next, I used a piece of black cardstock measuring 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches to adhere the Rays of Light stamp pieces back together. Here’s picture of this step in progress.

Once I had all my pieces adhered, I was able to trim the black cardstock down for the front of the card.

One step at a time, and you can do this as well.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<— YOU ARE HERE
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

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Warm Winter Clothes for the Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge #146

Welcome to the March edition of the monthly Sparkles Christmas Buddies challenge.  Our host for #146, Debs, chose warm winter clothes for the theme.  This challenge stays live until March 31, 2023, so you have plenty of time to add your projects to our gallery.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the other design team members created because the projects are as fabulous as they are varied!

My card for this month (which might be published late because I didn’t get it on the DT site early enough) uses something old, something new, and something blue.  Here’s my card:

 

Something old – the Santa’s Suit stamp set and coordinating dies.  When this bundle retired, I sold both the stamp set and the dies.  Then I saw some really adorable cards on Pinterest and needed to get another set, so I did!  I’ve already posted other cards with this set, which you can see here and here.

I used the sketch from the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #514 for the inspiration for my layout.  The sketch fit perfectly with my rough idea.

Here’s the challenge banner and link to the site:

 

Perfect, right?!

Measurements:

  • The Balmy Blue cardstock base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed two pieces of the Balmy Blue 12 by 12 inch textured shimmer paper to two pieces of 5-3/8 by 4-1/8
  • Using the layered diorama dies, crop the center of one piece of the textured shimmer paper for the top layer of the card.
  • Trim a piece of the Balmy Blue 6 by 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. At this point, I punched a 1 inch circle of the textured shimmer paper for the envelope seal.
  • Trim two 1 inch by 6 inch strips of the white textured shimmer paper. I cropped each using the cloud shaped die from the basic borders set.
  • I also cropped two strips of the cloud die for the inside of the card.. Then, I used a dry blending brush which I had used with blue ink to very lightly shade the stitched part of the clouds.
  • I already had 4 clouds cropped from the waves dies from the Waves of Inspiration Bundle.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Stamping:

  • I stamped the pieces of Santa and his suit on scraps of white cardstock using the Tuxedo Black ink pad.
  • Next, I stamped the insides using Real Red ink.
  • I covered the white parts of Santa’s hat, boots, and jacket using the white pearlized enamel effects. Make sure you let this dry completely before you touch it.
  • After using the embossing buddy on a Balmy Blue cardstock scrap, I stamped the greeting using VersaMark. Then, I covered it in white embossing powder and heat set it.
  • Using a circle die from the Stylish Shapes die set, crop the sentiment.
  • Then, using a white gel pen, highlight the stitching on the circle.
  • To add shimmer to the edge of the sentiment circle, I used the clear Wink of Stella pen.
  • HINT: Through trial and error, I’ve found it’s easier to squeeze out a couple of drops of the Wink of Stella on a piece of scrap paper. Then, spread out the clear glitter ink so you can roll the circle through the ink. This will result in a cleaner edge than trying to use the pen directly on the edge.
  • Lightly splatter some Wink of Stella on the sentiment circle.
  • Punch a small hole at the top of the sentiment circle. Thread Real Red ribbon through the hole and tie a square knot.
  • Stamp the inside sentiment using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

Assembly:

 

 

  • Adhere one piece of the Balmy Blue textured shimmer paper to the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Add dimensionals and some foam adhesive strips to the cropped top layer as shown below:
  • This photo also shows the placement of dimensionals on the sentiment circle.
  • Adhere one piece of the cloud textured shimmer paper to the blue textured paper using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Remove the cover on the bottom strip and dimensionals. Stagger the second cloud strip and adhere to the adhesive strips.
  • Add multipurpose glue to the cloud strip attached to the dimensionals. Remove the rest of the dimensional and foam adhesive strip covers. Line up the top layer with the bottom layer of the textured shimmer paper.
  • Use a combination of dimensionals and/or multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the Santa’s Suit pieces, the clouds, and the sentiment circle.
  • Stagger the two white cloud strips on the bottom of the inside cardstock panel. Adhere using multipurpose liquid glue and trim the excess.
  • Adhere the white cardstock to the inside base of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

 

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