Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Ball to Be Around

Hello folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards sharing a Father's Day card with you featuring the Great Sport Set.   Here's a peek at the full set:

I thought a circle flip card would be a perfect backdrop for the basketball...or the baseball or bowling ball, for that matter.  I'll chat a bit more about the basketball in my next paragraph, but I want to tell you about the rest of the card first.  The base is made using a Christmas Wreath Flip Card cut file  from the Silhouette Store (minus the wreath, of course) using Night of Navy card stock.

The file comes with one set of mats, but I wanted to double mat it.  To do this, I simply created a 1/8" offset to create a slightly larger mats from scrap card stock for under the patterned paper.    Speaking of the patterned paper, it's Basketball Digital Paper by ScrapbookGems.

Here's a close-up of the basket ball.  To give it the appearance of spinning, I copied one of the vertical lines, flipped it and ran it horizontally across the top.  I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder to give it a basketball-like surface.

Flip cards are such a great design.  I wonder who figured out this clever fold as I wouldn't even know where to begin.

You just flip to read the sentiment.  The idea for the sentiment came from the Sunsational set, I just changed the font to match the patterned paper and I color matched it to the card base.

That wraps up my post for today.  If you want to take a better look at Sunsational's whimsical images, just click here.  And for some inspiration and interaction, you can check out the blog and the Facebook page.  And if you get the chance, come and visit me at Katydid Cards.

Before I leave you, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter.  The challenge post can be found here.  

Monday, May 29, 2017

Octopi’d Heart

Hello there, crafty friends!  It’s Sharon, One Crafty Mrs, from A Piece Of (my) Heart's blog and I’m here today to share another card using this cute Sunsational Stamps digi, from the Ocean Critters stamp set.


I really love this card.  I think it is going to be an all-time favorite of mine. This card was made using digital paper found on the Pixel Scrapper site. If you have never visited Pixel Scrapper you should!  Signing up is free and you will get 5 FREE downloads per day.  It’s a great way to build your digital paper collection!

I printed this cute little Octopus from the set and colored him with Copics.  The hearts border was made with my Silhouette Cameo.  I chose 2 heart shapes and colored one with a background pattern and one with a solid color. I lined them up across a 5-inch rectangle that I had drawn and then used my spacing tool to make sure they were spaced evenly across the rectangle.  I printed this onto some white cardstock and adhered it to a black piece of cardstock.  The sentiment was typed into my Silhouette Cameo software and printed onto a piece of white cardstock which I also matted with some black cardstock.  With the leftover black cardstock I cut out a circle and a flag.  I layered another circle cut from some digital background paper on top of the black circle.  Once everything was cut, I adhered all the pieces onto a piece of 110 lb. white cardstock cut to 5.5-inches wide X 4.25-inches high.

I hope you love my card as much as I do! 

Before I leave, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge (the theme this month is Swim, Beach, Ocean).  You still have time to enter so head on over to the challenge post and link up a card.

That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members.

See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps by Lisa!  In the meantime, take a minute to come and visit me on my blog - A Piece Of (My) Heart.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Hello everyone
I created an inspirational card to use for either someone going on a trip, a friend needing some cheering for the summer. The inside of card is blank so the options are open for whatever you wish use this image.
For the background I used a paper from the American crafts collection. I then cut some waves from my cricut cartridge Crocs Rule. The stamp I used is http://sunsationalstamps.com/product/ashley-in-tube/. I did not use the stamp as it shows in store. I cut out the tube because I did not want it shown to create this image. The waves were created using three different shades of blue tones to create a colorful water scene.
Hope you enjoyed this card and if you have time check out the entire collection of stamps at
http://sunsationalstamps.com/ where I am sure you will find some stamps to add to your own collection.
You may also check my blog http://scrappylorrhen.blogspot.ca/to see more of my creations.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Summer fun treats

Hi everyone this is Mona with another fun card featuring two lovely stamp sets from Sunsational crafts.. This time I decided to do a box card following  instructions ot a tutorial that a friend passed along to me.  Just google box card tutorial and there are many out there. Felishia in swimsuit  and You're so cool are the two stamp sets I used. 

 I fussy cut all my images and coloured them with spectrum noire markers and added a few highlights using my white gel pen. I then added all my images onto strips of acetate and adhered them into my box and also adhered Felishia in the back. This finishes off my card for today hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial. Hope to see you all again soon.
Here is the link for the store for your browsing convenience.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Birthday Fishes

"I want to be under the sea, in an Octopus' garden in the shade." This card is inspired by a Beatles song that my husband sings around the house ALL THE TIME.  :)
Octopus' Garden Birthday Fishes
I used the Sunsational Stamps super adorable digi set Ocean Critters 1 and 2 to make this shaker card.  I colored these cute little ocean critters with my alcohol markers.  For the background and frame I blended Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto watercolor paper and then spritzed it with water.  I let the water sit on it for about a minute before I pressed a paper towel onto the paper to dry.  I like the bubbly spots this technique leaves.
Close-up of Birthday Fishes
Inside of Birthday Fishes Card
I used a rectangle die to cut the center out, I adhered a piece of acetate to the backside of the frame and added foam tape around backside of frame.  I adhered the solid rectangle to the card base and added the shaker elements.  I colored very small versions of the starfish, shells and turtles to add as additional shaker elements along with the beads and sequins.  I placed the acetate layer on top, added the ocean critter on top of the acetate and the 'Fishing You' are from my Doodlebug Teeny Type stickers.
I stamped the inside with a Raisin Boat sentiment and added one more turtle, because he is my VERY favorite!
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Thanks for swimming by!  Eileen

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beach Fun

Hi Peeps,

Hope you all are enjoying the hot summer

I am Shylaa here today sharing my inspiration on Cool Cari  & Ocean critters Stamps.

Here i have created a accordion fold card with a beach theme 

The digis are coloured with distress inks,watercolour palette and pencils. The images are so cute to colour.

Hope you like it.

Click here to submit your entries to our monthly challenge
Thanks again for joining us.

Visit Sunsational Stamps online shop and keeping checking this space to see the amazing work by our fellow Designers.

Tomorrow Eileen will showcase her beautiful projects

 Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunsational Swim Time Fun

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here today with my latest inspiration project. This one is using the Swim/Beach/Ocean theme.
For this project I used 2 of our great stamps:
Cool Cari:
Cool Caleb:

The first thing I did was use tumbled glass distress ink to formulate the summer sky look. After printing the images, I cut away the raft from Caleb and the ball from Cari. using some rectangular stitched dies and lawn fawn grass and hillside stamps I cut the landscaping and pool. I placed Caleb and Cari in the pool and the raft and ball outside in an arrangement that made me happy. 

All images colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers:
Tree: DG3, LG2, GB7, TN3, EB5
Pool Float: FL2, FL3
Beach Ball: DR6, TB5
Body: FS2, FS3
Caleb's Hair, Eyes: TN3, TN4
Caleb's Float: LG5, DG1, TB4
Caleb's Goggles: DG1
Cari's Hair: LY2, CT2
Cari's Eyes: TB4
Cari's Float: FL1, PL1, IG1
Cari's Goggles: PL1
Background Sky: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

I hope you enjoy my Swim Time Fun project, and that you will be sure to come back tomorrow to see what Shylee has in store for you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Sunsational Stamps. As we are heading towards Father's Day, I've created a card for Dad.

Aren't the cute?  What golfer wouldn't love this card?  And it's so easy to customize just for dad.  What color are his clubs?  What is the club flag?  Make it special just for dad.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Cool Cari

I used Cool Cari for my card today.
I attempted a magic color slider card.  I'm not really sure I did it right, but I do like how it turned out so I'm going with it.

I love this seashell paper and will be so sad if they discontinue it.
I used a mask to cover her up and sponged the background using Tim Holtz inks.

Be sure to check out the new additions in the shop.
And don't forget our challenge!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sea-Sational Ocean Critters by Sarah Rosse

Hello friends, Sarah here with a card from the ocean! This card uses the gorgeous whale from the Critters digital stamp set. This can be purchased instore at the Sunsational Stamps store by clicking here. As you see below, this has many options for all of your beach, swimming or ocean themed projects.

The background of this card was created using Zig clean colour brush markers. As pictured below, I scribbled various shades of blue on to my craft mat, then spritzed with water. I then took my piece of cardstock through this and ended up with this beautiful mix of colours.

I then used an embossing folder "Bubble" in my collection to give the impression for the card background. I love the look of this with the blue colours. The whale was coloured using the Zig clean colour brush markers with a water brush pen. I have layered the whale to give a raised affect amongst the waves. The sentiment is from Jess Craft Digitals. Let's take a closer look at him.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and background ideas, please don't forget about our monthly challenge (the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter. The challenge post can be found at https://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/may-sunsational-challenge-swim-beach.html Until next time....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ocean Critters

Good morning - it's Helen here to share a card I've made using the very cute 'Ocean Critters' digi stamp set:

You can find the set here in the Sunsational Stamps shop.

I printed the whole set out ad then used the bottom two critters plus the wave as my card base.  I then cut out the little octupus and attached him with foam tape to give the card some dimension.

All the elements were coloured with Promarkers and then layered up with some plain and patterned papers.

Talking of the ocean .... have you seen our May challenge yet?  The theme is 'swim - beach - ocean' and you can enter using any products although you will get extra entries in the draw if you use products from Sunsational Stamps.

Have a look here for all the details.

Enjoy your weekend!

Helen x

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Life's a Beach Card

The finished card looks like this:

 Supplies used:
-Beach Barb:  http://sunsationalstamps.com/product/beach-barb/
-Fun in the Sun by Peachy Keen Stamps.
-Beach Set by Hero Art Stamps.
-Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, and Tumbled Glass from Distress Inks by Ranger.
-Sparkle Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts.
-White Smooth A2 Cards and Envelopes by Core-dinations.
-Copic Markers (Ones used are shown in the video.
-Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush.
Today I created a beach scene card using Beach Barb from Sunsational Stamps. I used distress inks to create the beach scene. I used Copic Markers to color Beach Barb and the other characters. The other characters came from a Peachy Keen Beach Set and a Hero Arts Beach Set. You can find the video of how I made this card on YouTube at Beach Scene Card Part 1 and Beach Scene Card Part 2

Beach Bums Art Journal Page

I have created an art journal page for this week's post. I used two digi stamps in my spread.
Cool Cari and Cool Caleb . I cut them out using my Scan N Cut 2.
I colored my images using Spectrum Noir markers.

The waves, sun and title were cut out using my Scan N Cut 2. I used various other stamps as well to complete my spread.

Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge. You can find it here .

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At the seaside tag

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today, we go to the seaside with a cute girl, follow us!!!

I decided to make a tag with a Distress background. I chose a cute girl from Sunsentional Stamps Shop.

Here's my tag!

I made some starfish with a stencil and texture paste.

I coloured the cute girl with Distress pencils.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please don't forget about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter.
The challenge post can be found at https://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/…/may-sunsational-ch…

Thanks by stopping by today!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Turtley Awesome

Hi folks.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

The theme this week at Sunsational Stamps is Swim/Beach/Ocean.   I used the Ocean Critters 2 to make my card and, as the title of this post implies, I think this l'il guy is turtley awesome!

For something a bit different, I decided I would paper piece my image rather than color it and I think he's pretty happy with how he looks.  To accomplish this in my Silhouette design screen, I traced around the outside of the image and filled it with digital patterned paper from a Green/Purple Plaid collection.  This was the bottom layer which I printed on the circle over  a wave border I made and colored in semi-transparent purple.  I also created the greeting using the text to path option.

I printed the turtle three additional times; once plain white and two more times with different plaids and fussy cut the pieces.  The focal image was placed on a larger mat cut from scrap.  Another plaid from the collection was used for the panels, which I placed on a base of Green Galore card stock.  Here's another look from the side.

On the reverse I placed the patterned paper panels just on the two outer flaps with my matted sentiment in the middle.  I thought I'd make a cute thank you card for the treat of a trip to the beach!

 As an alternative, I created a different sentiment as a friendship card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I look forward to sharing another with you next time.  In the meantime, come and visit me at Katydid Cards if you get the chance.

Before I leave you, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter.  The challenge post can be found here

Monday, May 15, 2017

No Disguising Dad

Hi there crafty friends, Sharon aka One Crafty Mrs. here to share my Monday make with you.  I had a little help and used Lori Whitlock’s Circle Flip Swing card file for the Silhouette Cameo to make today’s card.  I used the faces from the King Of The Grill set by Lisa @ Sunsational Stamps. 


No Disguising Dad-May 15-ocm_SS


Triple Flip Fold

It may look simple but this card gave me a run for my money trying to figure out how to fold it, lol.  Once I figured that out, I printed the faces and cut them each into a small circle to fit. I cut 3 more larger circles out to layer behind the faces.  I used my PrismaColor Markers and a couple of Copics to color the faces.  I cut 3 more small circles out of white cardstock and 3 more larger circles to layer behind them.  Then I laid all of those pieces aside for the time being.



Tripe Flip Fold 2


I used the template from the card file to cut two pieces of cardstock for the front and inside panel of my card. I used a PrismaColor Marker to run along the edge of the cardstock to give it some definition.  Then I adhered it to the card front with some Tombo Multi Mono Liquid Glue.  I cut another piece of cardstock and adhered it to the inside.




The final step was to attached the faces to the front and the sentiments to the inside.  I added a piece of washi tape and called it done!


No Disguising Dad-open-May 15-ocm_SS


That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members..

Before I leave, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge (the theme this month is Swim, Beach, Ocean).  You still have time to enter so head on over to the challenge post and link up a card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps!  In the meantime, take a minute to come and visit me on my blog - A Piece Of (My) Heart.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fathers Day Card

Hello everyone
This is a box  card I created for Fathers Day. To make the box card I followed a video on you tube in order to get proper measurements. I used a dark blue cardstock to make the box. I picked out a light blue striped cardstock for the top layer. I chose the king of the grill stamps that was sent to me from sunsational stamps. All was colored using the spectrum noir markers. The pieces are attached with clear acetate to set them to the desired height. This card was fun and easy to do, be sure to check out the blog to see all other beautiful crafts that were completed from different members of the designer team.
You may purchase or view the stamps at sunsationalstamps.com
To view more of my designs go to Lorraine's Crafty World /  http://scrappylorrhen.blogspot.ca/

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Papa Bear

Hi everyone this is Mona back with a fun Fathers Day card using a stamp set called 
http://sunsationalstamps.com/product/love-bear-male-version/ . I started by my background using a background die from Gina Marie called sunburnt. I die cut it three times in different colours every time.  Glued  my puzzle background onto my card base which is 41/4 x 51/2 . Now for the fun part colouring the image using my spectrum noire and my white get pen for details. Went on to fussy cut the bear and the sentiment. I used foam tape to adhere the bear and give my card dimension. Layered my sentiment with black card stock to give it more definition. Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to read it see you again soon. For your browsing convenience here is the link to the store .

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dad's Cooking Up Some Fun

Hi there, I know Mother's Day is right around the corner, but I am already working on Father's Day cards, so I would like to share this one with you featuring a couple of the Sunsational Stamps digi sets; King of the Grill and Love Bear (male)
King-of-the-Grill Digi Set
Love Bear Man Digi Set
Dad's Cooking Card
I started out by stamping a denim patterned background onto the apron in Memento Ink so that I could color over it with alcohol markers.  I used a dark blue, medium red and a cool grey.  Then I colored the bear with E37 and used a paper towel dipped in rubbing alcohol to dab the bear to create "fur".  I cut the bear apart, so I could put the apron on him.  I popped up his head and added the arms.  The grilling tools were added and the bottom of each tool was popped up to give it a little dimension.
Close-up of Grilling Bear
Inside of Card
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Also, there still is time to join Sunsational Stamps' Ocean/Beach themed challenge.  Follow this Link for all the fun! There is some great inspiration there as well as PRIZES!
Happy Scrappin'