Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SugarPea Designs birthday blog hop

I'm honored to be a special guest in a Birthday Blog Hop for SugarPea Designs today! SugarPea Designs was born one year ago, and has had a wonderful year of adorable releases. Happy birthday, SugarPea Designs, and congratulations,Wendy!

To celebrate I just had to make a card using today's Pop-Up Diorama Card tutorial over at Splitcoast! These are so fun to make, and so cute. Here's a close-up of the inside first - when the card opens up it creates space for a dimensional scene. My little penguin (from the Happy Mail stamp set, colored with Touch Twin Markers and Prismacolor Pencils) is popped up on a watercolored background with some die cut grass around his feet. I put grass along the back side of the window opening as well, to give even more depth.


 The card front can be decorated like any other card - I went with a simple design since there's so much inside. The Airmail border die is from SugarPea Designs, too. To do the airmail stripes, I cut the overlay first, then used it as a template to mark the openings on another strip with a pencil. I colored those each with a broad marker stroke, then layered the two strips together.


Here's the full open card - just so fun! Love that cutie penguin.


And here's a side view, so you can have a better idea of the dimension the card has when open. Surprisingly, it folds flat for mailing!


Well, you made it this far - now the exciting stuff!


Can you believe the sweetness...? SugarPea Designs is offering a $100 Gift Certificate to someone who comments on ALL of the blogs in the hop! Keep an eye out for extra giveaways along the hop as well.

If you'd like to link your project up, there will also be a Link Up blog hop -- anyone can participate for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate by creating a birthday card and linking up on the SPD Blog post here. And.... use coupon code: BDAY01 to receive 10% off your entire purchase (valid until January 24th)! Blog hop and LinkUp end at midnight January 28th, and winners will be announced on Feb 1st.

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Thanks for stopping by!
SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O'Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests

Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal ------------------ that's me!
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas

88 comments:

  1. Sooooooooooooooooo AHmazing Dina. Wow.

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  2. Oh wow this is amazing, and to think it folds flat <3 gorgeous to the max

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  3. So creative ! How great is that inset!!

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  4. ACK! This is incredible, Dina! Thanks so much for being one of of our guest designers for our our Birthday Bash! You rocked it!

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  5. How stinkin' sweet is this? LOVE!!!

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  6. Love your creativity! Love the inset!

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  7. WOW! WOW! WOW! What a fabulous card. Can't express how much I like this card! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. wow this is amazing!!!!

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  9. great great card love the whole look!!!

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  10. What a creative project!!

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  11. FABULOUS! Love this design!!!♥ Such a cute lil guy too.

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  12. What a fun project! I love how soft the penguin looks.

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  13. okay....WOW!
    How absolutely amazing and clever!

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  14. Wowza, this is such a cool
    Concept, I Love it!!

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  15. Wow..this is just fabulous, love this little guy and the way you showcased him!

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  16. Just love it!!! So fun! Who wouldn't love getting this happy mail???

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  17. WOW!! I am in complete AWE and at a loss of words to properly express just how much I LOVE this!! Your coloring just knocks me out…he looks like he just stepped out from a children's book. Thank you, Dina for being a part of this special celebration!! I adore your style and it thrills my heart to see you work your magic with SugarPea Designs!! xoxo

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  18. Fabulous project in your signature style!

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  19. Awww, this is adorable! Beautiful watercoloring on that image, and I love the card design.

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  20. So very creative!! Totally adorable!!

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  21. How adorable is that!? What a cute little scene you created for your little mail carrier Dina! Awesome!

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  22. Ahhhhhh! This is SOOO stinkin' cute! What a clever hideaway panel. I really like the texture of the paper you used, too.

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  23. Your card is fantastic. Love the design. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Wowza! Gorgeous card, and now I really have to read that tutorial email...LOL

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  25. Oh my, whoever ends up with this box is lucky!

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  26. I love it. Wonderful and just amazing idea!

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  27. You are super talented! Would love to CAS this card design. That penguin is just too cute!

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  28. WOW!!! Amazing card. Thanks to you and SCS for always providing great tutorials. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Wow ...this card is amazing.I just love the pop up feature but also the no line colouring too.

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  30. WOW!! this is awesome, love it.

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  31. Love this design. Great card!

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  32. OH.MY.This is AMAZING! WOW! Love!

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  33. Wow I love your little shadow bow card!

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  34. Cool, I never seen a diorama card like this before. Great work!

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  35. Wow! Amazing card and love the design and coloring.

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  36. Wow, this card is just so amazing! Beautifully colored and so fun!

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  37. Such an amazing card... Beautiful coloring...

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  38. This is amazing!! I've never seen a card like this before. That outside is fabulous by itself; such a great CAS layout, and then you open it and the inside is CRAZY! Your coloring is amazing and the recipient is going to love this one!

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  39. So, so fun and ultra creative and clever!! Wow - you are amazing and this is so well done!!

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  40. your shawdow box penguin is amazing!

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  41. So Cute.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  42. Omg! This penguin is too cute, and your coloring on him is just beautiful. I didn't catch the pop up diorama on Splitcoast today, but I will be heading on over there to check it out, it is amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  43. Very cool idea, Dina! I love the 3D effect :o)

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  44. Oh how FUN!!!! I must try this too. Brilliant idea. TFS

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  45. Totally wowzers!!! Love this shadow box, a brilliant creation with a lovely color theme!

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  46. How clever this is!! Creative and amazing! Hugs x

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  47. OH MY GOODNESS, I LOVE THIS! This is so amazing! GREAT WORK!

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  48. Oh, I love this very easy to make diorama box and that little penguin peeking inside is so adorable. The front's decorations are awesome too but, when you open it is a total WOW!!
    Thank you so much for sharing, Dina.

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  49. What a great idea! Really fun concept. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. So cute!!! Adore the diorama box and your no line coloring is so pretty!! Love the design! Hugs, Mariska

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  51. wow, this is awesome. Love the design and that image is adorable.

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  52. Such a brilliant design to fold flat for mailing. And what a cute little scene inside. Love the pengie really fills it up!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  53. I love what you did with that darling penguin and envelope! SO cute the card!

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  54. Something new and cute as can be.

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  55. this card is awesome, and you coloring your pinguin amazing!!!

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  56. A surprise inside card! Cute, cute. I love the airmail strip on the outside edge. Thanks!

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  57. Dina, this is INDEED sweet. I will have to go ck out that tutorial

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  58. That stamp is perfect for this technique.

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  59. Awesome. Love the dimension and to think it folds flat as well. Great design.

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  60. A wonderfully completed project! Love the coloring, the dimension and the "whole" scene!

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  61. OMG. That definitely is happy mail. Love this project. Your coloring is fabulous.

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  62. This is brilliant!!! Great birthday hop card! I bet Wendy loved it!

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  63. OH, this is just too awesome, LOVE the inspiration. gonna pin this to try to make something similar!

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  64. That is so great! I love it!!

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  65. Dina, you always take your cards up a notch and this one is no exception! Fantastic!

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  66. Wow. This is absolutely stunning!! Love the way the card opens and the coloring on that penguin is PERFECT!!! Time to pick my jaw up from the ground. haha

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  67. This card is even MORE adorable in person!!! <3 Thank you!

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  68. This is so cute, Dina! I love the extra detail the pencils give over the alcohol marker. So crisp and neat looking.

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  69. Love the card.
    I hadn't looked at the SplitCoast post yet but I'll be there next.
    It a fun idea.
    Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing

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  70. beautiful, love the coloring!!!

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  71. stunning card! I love that the card is like a gift in itself-- love the dimension! And your coloring---I am in awe!!!!

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  72. Wow this project is simply amazing and I love how you've colored it all, without showing any bold autlines - incredible!
    www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

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  73. FAbulous. Love your coloring and that this folds flat.

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  74. What a great way to show off this adorable penguin!

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  75. Can I just say - -- - WOW! Beautiful looking card!!!

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  76. Whoa... your coloring is amazing! Glad to have you joining our SugarPea birthday bash.

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  77. Wow! This is an awesome design for a card. My granddaughter would absolutely love and cherish a card like this. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  78. Oh Dina WOW!! This is FAB stuff this card is simply amazing!! I love the diorama and I love the coloring and just everything I love it all. That penguin dude is a star in his own right...very cute card...love it thank you for sharing your masterpiece with us.

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