Paper Piecing with Cameo 4

After not doing paper piecing much for the past few years, I have been doing a lot more lately and rediscovering my love of it. I find it very relaxing and it has the extra bonus of it turning into something great when it's done!

Let's Get Baked! Gingerbread Christmas Card


Hello everyone! I'm just not able to stop Christmas crafting so I guess I give up! I'm going to keep throwing in a Christmas card or two each month until the big day arrives! 

I started this card by cutting the doily and phrases for this card with a file in Cricut Design Space. I cut the doily in a beige cardstock but decided to ink it up with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a more "baked" look. I sprayed the inked doily with Glitter Dust and white iridescent spray. As it dried, I covered a 6 x 6 card panel with black and gold foil washi tape. On the doily, I placed the words and inserted the brads from the Gingerbread Set and the Baking Set. Then I glued the doily to the washi panel. To finish the card, I placed several different sizes of Black Pearl Bling on the card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember, it's never too early for a good baking!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Fall-Oween Blog Hop - Rolling Pin Cookie Box

Hello and welcome to the Fall-oween Blog hop sponsored by CutCardStock! The Design Team will be sharing a plethora of fall and Halloween projects. At my stop, I'm sharing this really unique cookie box constructed from Basis cardstock and a cut file from Dreaming Tree. Please make sure you read to the end where you will find the guidelines for a gift card drawing and the hop lineup.

Enter by following me on Instagram. An additional entry can be earned by subscribing to my YouTube Channel. Comment #sugarshinedesigns on my latest posts on both sites so I can find your entries. Giveaway for the cookie box closes at Midnight, September 25th.

Going Batty for Halloween!


Hello crafty friends! Today I've got a pair of hauntingly cute Halloween cards. These are made with images and sentiments from the Art Impressions Happy Haunting set #4940. These cards are my interpretation for the Going Batty Challenge that just started this past Thursday.

Both cards are set at night. The first one I worked on was the A2 card using the happy little critters that are enjoying their costumes and treats. I colored the characters with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out very close to the stamp border. I inked up a bright yellow piece of cardstock with Distress Oxide different purple and black inks. Before doing so, I used a cut circle from the Ai Circle Double Stitched Die Set for a moon mask. Once inked, I splattered the panel with water and then with a white iridescent spray. After drying, I stamped the tops of two trees in the set around the top of the moon. I added bat images using the included stamp. Some orange inking was done on the yellow moon. Additional white dots were added with a gel pen. The sentiment was heat embossed on velum and sequins were used to hide the glue holding it in place. Finally, I added the critters across the front of the moon. These characters look like they are having the best time on Halloween night!

To begin the second night scene, I used my Silhouette machine to cut a file from Paige Evans to get a whole background of bats. I put black glitter cardstock behind the background so they would show up well. The background was done in light gray cardstock. I sprayed it with both white and green iridescent sprays. While that dried, I colored the owls and fussy cut them out. A large circle die cut was cut from yellow cardstock and the edge was trimmed to be flush with the bat panel. The tops of the trees were again stamped to create the branch background for the owls. The edges of the bat panel were darkened using distress oxide ink. The owls were nestled in the branches and I stamped the bat in the background. The sentiment is heat embossed in an eggplant color. A few sequins finished up this card nicely. I love how one of the owls are staring down at the spider below them. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on these night scene cards that are spooky but not scary. Please link up your project for our Art Impressions Going Batty Challenge. It can be any Halloween crafty project and it's not limited to cards. You can win up to three stamp sets of your choice!

Happy Creating!

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Women of Wine!


A new challenge has started on the Art Impressions blog. Shaken not Stirred is about anything with a drink. Here's my first card for this challenge. It's the ladies from the Wine Divas stamp set. Be sure to enter your masterpiece in the challenge. We love to see what you create!

To make this, I used Copic markers to color the image and then I fussy cut it out. There are a few areas that don't really work for scissors so I used a finger blade to cut out those sections. I trimmed it very close to the lines so that the image looks almost stamped onto the specialty card stock I used.

I cut the cardstock and embossed it with a grape embossing folder. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with black detail embossing powder and then cut it out with a Circle Double Stitched die. I used a wine colored A2 sized card base and used a matte silver piece of cardstock as a mat.

These ladies are a lot of fun and remind me of the group of ladies I hang out with. We enjoy our beverage of choice and have a great old time with each other. So cheers ladies! We are better with age!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful long weekend. See you next week!

Happy Creating!

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