Last week Stampin’ Up! released two absolutely adorable stamp sets called Sweetie Pie & Sweetie Pie Frames – and ever since I’ve had trouble keeping my girls from sneaking them off…

They arrived to me last night and so today I got to work using them – they are photo-polymer stamps meaning that they are clear, produce amazingly crisp images and are super fun & easy to use – they are only available in the online store and you can find them both by clicking HERE

Here is my card…isn’t it sweet?

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What do you think?  I wanted to create the look of a framed photo on a wall and hopefully that is what I achieved…

The card base…is Crumb Cake onto which I layered a piece of Whisper White…

The patterned papers…to create a wallpaper-looking background I decided to go with two different patterned papers separated by a border in the center.

The stripey paper is from Sweet Sorbet DSP which is featured on pg 11 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure – yup, that’s right – that means you can get it for FREE with a $50 order through March 31st – so HURRY and get yours before it’s too late!!!

And no girly card is complete without some polka dots, so I found the perfect paper in the 2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack (pg 152) in the color Crisp Cantaloupe to tie in with my lower piece.

The ribbon…is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffled Trim (pg 173) and guess what?  THIS WEEK THAT RIBBON IS ON SALE FOR JUST $6.71!!!  Click HERE to find it!

The girl image…is a stamp from Sweetie Pie that I stamped using Jet Black Stazon Ink and then colored in using my Blender Pen and Ink Pads – I used Soft Suede for her hair, Crisp Cantaloupe for her bow and Pink Pirouette for her face.

You actually get TWELVE head shot stamps in this set for just $13.95 – LOVE it – that makes each stamp just over a $1!!!

Now to get an even coverage and a soft look to her face I used a Sponge Dauber (pg 164) to apply the pink ink – you simply dab your dauber onto your ink pad and gently dab the part of the image you want to color and keep adding more color until you get the desired look…

The frame…I stamped the frame using a stamp from Sweetie Pie Frames – the  ‘hanging string’ is stamped directly onto the polka dotted paper and then I stamped the frame again onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and then cut it out using my Paper Snips (pg 177) – LOVE these scissors btw – they make precise cutting easy – if you don’t have any, I highly recommend getting a pair – you will wonder how you managed so long without them!

To assemble, I cut the white part with the image to size and attached it to my card base.  I then used Dimesionals to pop the frame over the top and this gives a cute, realistic 3-d framed look…

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The sentiment…because it is a card for a tween aged girl, I decided to add a speech bubble to hold my sentiment and cut a piece of white cardstock using a speech bubble from Word Bubble Framelits (pg 36 Occasions Catalog) – I went with the square-ish bubble to keep in keeping with my square frame and onto it I stamped the words ‘love you’ using another stamp from Sweetie Pie Frames, and added it to my card using Dimensionals.

I then stamped the words ‘Sweetie Pie’ using another stamp from Sweetie Pie Frames and Crisp Cataloupe ink onto a scrap of paper that I then shaped using a die from Bitty Banners Framelits (pg 187) and trimmed it to size…

love-you-sweetie-pie-bubble

The finishing touches…I added a black candy dot from Neutrals Candy Dots (pg 171) to the top of my hanging string to give the look of it hanging from a nail…and I wanted to add a small heart to continue my ‘love you’ theme and so found just the size that I needed with the Small Heart Punch (pg 183)…

I think it turned out SUPER CUTE and one of my girls has already nabbed the card to give to a friend on Saturday for her birthday…I hope she likes it!

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Here are the images that you get in the stamp set Sweetie Pieclick on the blue words below to view it in the online store:

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And here are the images that you get in the stamp set Sweetie Pie Frames:

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They are BARGAIN PRICED and stamped absolutely beautifully and I will be using them for years to come – but if you want them I urge you to purchase them quickly to avoid disappointment!

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Sweetie Pie (136849), Sweetie Pie Frames (137121)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Soft Suede (126978), Pink Pirouette (126956)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953)
Patterned Papers: Sweet Sorbet DSP (133521), 2013-2015 In Color DSP Paper Stack (130136)
Ribbon: Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (130021)
Die Cutting: Word Bubbles Framelits Dies (132968), Bitty Banners (129267), Big Shot (113439)
Punch: Small Heart Punch (117193)
Misc: Paper Snips (103579), Blender Pen (102845), Sponge Dauber (102892), Dimensionals (104430), Neutrals Candy Dots (130934)

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