Paper Sweeties August Release Sneak Peeks!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hey there! Any astronomy buffs out there? My daughter and I spent several hours under the stars last night watching for meteors from the Perseid meteor shower. One of them was amazingly big and bright, with a long wake. Peek viewing time is actually at 4 AM (in about 4 hours). I may have to run out there and have another look then. :) In the meantime...

It's time to share some sneak peeks of Paper Sweeties' August New Release stamps and dies, and you are going to love every single one of them! Paper Sweeties is celebrating its 3rd birthday this month (Be sure to check out the Paper Sweeties Blog to find out about our HUGE birthday celebration, where you can win prizes from any one of a dozen sponsors!), and as part of the fun, all the new releases this month have to do with birthdays or celebrations!
For my sneak peek card today, I'm using the new Happy Cake Day stamp and die set. Isn't that cake adorable? I couldn't resist decorating every layer differently. I colored the cake with Copics then added black Pearl Pen dots to the top and bottom layers and gave it some sparkle in the center layer. I rubbed Silver Inka Gold on the cake plate and in real life, it actually looks metallic. One of the things I really like about this set is that Debbie put in two differently designed candles which are separate from the cake, so you can have as many, or as few, as you'd  like. I used three striped candles, of course, in honor of Paper Sweeties' birthday. The other candle has dots on it, similar to the cake layers. The balloons are also part of this set. I colored them with Copics then covered them with Stickles. The look a little spotty in the picture, but in real life they sparkle like crazy. For both the cake and the balloons I wanted a thin black border around them, so I fussy cut the stamped images and die cut the matching Sweet Cuts dies in black, which left the border I wanted. For the balloons, when I fussy cut them, I cut the strings off, then I stamped the strings onto the black die cut in white ink, before gluing the stamped balloons to it.
For the inside, I just used scraps from the front to add color to the sentiment panel and stamped the cute sentiment in black.


You are definitely going to want to see the sneak peeks from the rest of the DT, too, and don't forget about those prizes I mentioned earlier. There is more than one way to win, and one of the prizes is a $100 gift certificate from Paper Sweeties! Now, that pretty sweet, right?


Hope you'll come back tomorrow for a sneak peek of another fun set!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve August 2015 Week 1 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Food and/or Drink
613 Avenue Create #136: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge #234: Anything Goes
Art Impressions Challenge #166: Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamp Challenge: Die Cuts
DoubleClick Skittles: Thank You Cherry Much Food Challenge


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Maria said...

Oh, wow! Look at that yummy cake and glittery balloons! So pretty and festive, Cheryl!:-)

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful card Cheryl! And so clever the way you did the balloons! I fussy cut a lot too when I want a close edge but have never tried using the die cut for a black border or shadow. Great tip my dear!!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING!! I LOVE this Sweet Card and the BEAUTIFUL Design and Colors!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lisa said...

Ooooh.. I am in love with this card! Love the colors and patterns and shimmer... so fun to look at!

artful-notions said...

Wow! Inside and out, yummy! Love your layout with zig zag stitching!

Mynn xx said...

I am in L.O.V.E. with this card, Cheryl! I LOVE the black accents--and the textures totally rock! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous!!! Love all the stitching and the glittery details!
I hope you got to see lots of meteors!!!! And had a good nap today!!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

OOh, love all the sparkle, colors and dimension -- just fabulous, Cheryl!

Taunya Butler said...

This card is wonderful and that is one yummy looking cake!! - and I think you could enter it into the Food challenge over at DoubleClick - Here is a link for you!! Would love to see it in our gallery!!
Taunya Butler

Teresa Kline said...

this is precious, I luv the fun cake and your glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a yummy birthday cake! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Waving My Wand said...

What a fun and delicious card! Totally love that stitching! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles challenge.

Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a delightful card. Love those glitzy balloons! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Taunya Butler said...

So very glad you joined us for the Food Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so glad you linked up with us!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
Taunya Butler
DoubleClick Design Team

Renee Matarese said...

I love this mix of colors and patterns. The sparkle is just perfect too! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. ~Renee

Mimi said...

I love the colors and the animal-print background!