Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunshine and Sprinkles

Stampin' Up!'s Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper, soon to be retired, is my favorite DSP of all time (to date)!  I love it so much that I now have four packs in my possession!  This means that I can actually USE the stuff instead of just hoarding!

I have a million ideas in my head for cards that use this paper, and I started with the stamp set You Send Me Soaring.  Well, that first card was so horrendous that I'm opting to not show it.  In fact, I sent it off to some friends to be hospitalized and hopefully healed -- at which point I'm sure I will be happy to share it.

Despite the rough start, I did move on.  My first successful card using Sunshine and Sprinkles features the stamp set Up, Up and Away!

My next cards are a direct CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of a card by Nicole Tugrul, which you can see here.  I had a heck of a time assembling the pinwheels (die cut with a SU! sizzlit) because they're so small and my fingers are so big.  After I completed the assembly, I found a video explaining an easier way to do it using glue dots!  SMH!!  So I'm looking forward to creating some pinwheel cards the easy way!  Anyway, here are the cards:

I did run into a bit of technical difficulty creating the vertical cloud panel in the second card, the difficulty being that the Clouds embossing folder is oriented  horizontally, requiring two passes through the Big Shot to create a complete vertical panel.  The first pass was easy enough because most of the white card stock goes inside the embossing folder.  When I tried to do the second half, though, it wouldn't fit through the Big Shot!  It took several emails back and forth with Nicole before I discovered she had trimmed the bottom off of her Cloud embossing folder so that it would fit through the Big Shot sideways!  Brilliant!  I know some people's hearts race at the very thought of taking scissors to a precious embossing folder -- but I was determined to finish the card!  I think I made a respectable copy of Nicole's card, plus I modified the design so it would work horizontally as well.


As a follow-up to my April 21st post, here is the completed version of the JAM ATC that Chris, Pat, and I created:

Pat's addition of the two stickpins was a pleasant surprise to me, as I was expecting her to do something in the white space around the sentiment. That's what makes working on JAMs fun -- the unpredictability in the process!

I just finished up a grueling week that culminated in having a tooth pulled on Friday morning; and I have a week ahead of me full of paperwork that will make the tooth extraction seem like a walk in the park.  I do hope to make time to stamp, though, so I intend to be posting again very soon!

Joyce Spear (a.k.a. StamperJoyce)


rush said...

love the pinwheel cards. i have yet to play with mine!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Your cards turned out great Joyce!! I do like the pinwheel card that is horizontal too!!

christina d said...

The cards and ATC are great. Wish I had gotten the hot-air balloon set now.