Hello Sunshine

Hey there! It’s Group Challenge day over at Papertrey Ink for the June release. Today, Nichole has challenged us to create a couple of projects that were inspired by an image. I found one on Pinterest – a very cute handbag that I just couldn’t resist staring at while i designed these two cards.

Ray of Light handbag via Katie Barnett on Pinterest

I used the colors and the ‘rays of light’ as my inspiration source. I already know what you’re thinking…there’s no red in the handbag photo! Well, I couldn’t resist adding a pop of color to this design!

I die cut an oval from wood paper, then hand stitched around it. Be careful not to get splinters!

I also heat embossed the “Sunshine” sentiment and added a cardstock popped sentiment of “hello.”

The “rays of light” are compilations of the angled cardstock die cuts from patterned paper. I used the new Enchanted Evening collection along with Summer Sunrise and even coupled it with solid Rustic Cream and Spring Rain cardstocks. I stamped the coordinating images on the solid cardstocks and also stitched around each die cut after I adhered them.

On the bottom, I dry embossed a “ray of sun” pattern and added ribbon treatment before placing it onto the red card base.


For this card, I embossed the ‘rays of sunlight’ as a focal point. I continued the sunshine theme with the sun embellishment. All this sunshine makes me think of a warm day carrying that cute bag while on a safari, so I added that cute giraffe.

In my Cuttlebug, I created my sandwich (from the bottom up: A plate, B plate, tan embossing mat, cardstock, impression plate (faced down on the side I want to emboss), B plate (again).

I die cut a pinking circle, stamped the sentiment and ray of sunshine. Then, I added extra angled die cuts to the back to create a ‘sun.’ I snipped off the ends on them, but the back is overlapping die cuts. This was a really fun embellishment to create.

Last, I stamped the giraffe and cut it out and hand drew the white parts on him!

That’s all from me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with more stuff to share. Thanks for checking me out today. Make sure to stop by the rest of the team to see what they’re up to as well.

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  • Tracey C. - Awesome! I love the wood paper focal point — and the stitching, just gorgeous :). Everyone can use a little bit of sunshine – this set is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Lani Giovanetti - Very cool, love the embossing and the stitching details.ReplyCancel

  • janet Wilson - Absolutely fabulous 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - Both cards are fantastic…love the inspiration photo…love the bright rays of the first card…and of course the giraffe is very cool on the second card.ReplyCancel

  • Larissa Heskett =) - I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)ReplyCancel

  • conil - Simply gorgeous. Love the sunbursts, love the stitching, just love everything about these cards. Kudos.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - STUNNING!!!ReplyCancel

  • scrapcat - wahouuuuuuuuuuuu j’adore !! absolument magnifique !! bisous de France !!! smack smack !!ReplyCancel

  • Janice Williams - Inspiring cards. Clever use of new items.ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Great cards! Your hello sunshine card looks like quilted fabric! Love the colors and design. This impression plate, dies and stamp set are defintely on my “buy” list! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sammie - The inspiration and Hello Sunshine card are fabulous! I love the color combination and layout. Very inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Marlena M - I love the look of this Ashley! The embossing folder is perfect behind the giraffe.ReplyCancel

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