Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Studio Calico Sugar Rush Dies & Giveaway!!!

Did you know there are dies available for this month's Studio Calico card kit and add-on? The matching dies for main card kit Sugar Rush and Taffy add-on are now available on the SC website here and here.        
    
Here are a couple cards I made using some of the new dies...


For this first card, I used the partial die cutting technique to die cut the sweet girl stamp with a base.  For the background, I used the new Confetti Die.  I backed the die cut with an ombre paper and a strip of the gold ribbon.   The sentiment is stamped on vellum.  The vellum sentiment looks like it's floating because I cut out a "stem" that I've adhered to back of the girl's die cut.  Just a little trick to attaching vellum to your card without showing your adhesive:)


In this next card, I used the dies to create a sweet kite scene.  All the elements were stamped and then die cut.  I used watercolors to color my stamped images and the background.  Just a hint, don't use a water-based ink if you are going to color with watercolors.  I used Versafine Onyx Black for the images and the sentiment.  


The dies are so easy to use because they are open in the middle.  This means you can stamp first, then die cut (which is much easier than the reverse).   Aren't those tiny kit bows the sweetest?  


To celebrate the new kits and dies, I'm offering a giveaway today!!!!  I have one  Studio Calico Sugar Rush main kit dies (same ones I used above)  to give away!  There are 3 ways you can enter the giveaway:
  • Be/become a follower of this blog (leave a comment if you become or are a follower)
  • Be/become a Twitter follower - jj_bolton (leave a comment if you become or are a follower)
  • Follow my Pinterest boards - ribbon girls (leave a comment if you become or are a follower)
I'll choose a winner on Friday night at midnight EST and announce on the blog on Saturday, February 8th.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mahalo and aloha,
jj

74 comments:

  1. These are both absolutely fanatstic! (I am a follower!)

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  2. Beautiful cards!!!!!!!
    I follow this blog :)

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  3. And also follow you on Pinterest!!!!!!
    Thanks for the chance...
    Ardilla :)

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  4. I just love this card... its great for a young lady (my niece). Tku for sharing!

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  5. Love to see you rockin' the SC products too. I just love that watercolor scene. Perfect for that little chica.

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  6. Eeeekkkk yay! Thanks for the chance! So happy to already be a follower!

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  7. I am now a Pinterest follower too! Lisa bankes - lahiff

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  8. Love the spotlight of gold on the sweet girl and the watercoloring is soooo beautiful!

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  9. Super cute, JJ! I'm already a follower.

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  10. In true stalker form, I already follow you on Pinterest.

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  11. I love your cards--especially the glittery goodness!

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  12. I already subscribe to your blog and now I am following you on Pinterest. I absolutely love everything you make and Studio Calico is one of my faves. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

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  13. Gorgeous cards, especially like the one made with the Confetti die, its incredible!! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Am already a follower of your blog by email.

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  14. And now I'm a follower of your Pinterest boards.

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  15. Following on pinterest as scrapbooker1317. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I'm a follower of your blog and super glad I am! Susanscrap, or scrapadiddle

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  17. Cute cards. I follow your blog (well, by email) if that's the same thing!!

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  18. I already follow you on Twitter. @PamN29

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  19. I follow on Pinterest. Pam Taylor Nutting

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  20. Gorgeous cards, JJ! I love how you made the girl stand on a sparkling background :D

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  21. Great cards - i am already one of your followers!

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  22. Wonderful cards...love the floating vellum trick and the watercolour sky. BTW I am a follower.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love your water coloring and the glitter on the first card. I'm already your follower :)

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  24. Love these, especially the second one, your watercoloring cards are quickly becoming my favorites!

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  25. Delightful cards! I love the die!
    I am already a follower here!

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  26. I love your cards, they're always so fun! I follow you on pinterest :)

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  27. These cards are super cute JJ! Love that confetti die on the first, your water coloring on the second, and that little girl on both! I'm already a blog follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  28. I follow you on Twitter! Amandac78613

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  29. I follow your blog through Google friend connect

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  30. I follow you on Pinterest, too! I love your cards!

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  31. I've also been following your blog for some time now!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Love these and that little girl stamp is adorable. What a fun kit!

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  33. Oh my gorgeous! I love the trick with the 'floating' vellum (genius!) and your watercolouring is so stunning!

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  34. Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the tip for floating vellum. I follow your blog!

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  35. I follow you on Twitter! @Paleopal62355

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  36. I follow you on Pinterest! ~ paleopal

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  37. I became a blog follower. I love your work!

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  38. I follow by email so I get the updates first... Love your work

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  39. I already follow you on Twitter @wild_cm

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  40. I follow by email so I get the updates first... Love your work

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  41. I follow you on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/wildrose_carmen/ Have to say I kind of feel like a bit of a stalker but really I am not physically following you LOL

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  42. oh my goodness! you're incredible! love your cards!! the floating vellum is pure genius!! and i just LOVE the gold row of circles! and the 2nd card with the watercolor background is just magical! <3

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  43. Hi JJ! Love what you've done with the new SC kit! I've never been one to order them, but I will admit that this kit and the add-on have my mouth watering! lol! I've been a follower for a while now. It's always a joy to stop by your blog. Bev : )

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  44. I also follow you on Twitter. Bev

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  45. Very cute cards with this sweet little girl. I like the sparkle on the first one and the watercoloring on the second.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  46. You have captured the whimsical image so perfectly, JJ! Love both cards! And I love the way you sneaked in that vellum on your first card! Brilliant design!Thank you for stopping by my blog today! xo

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  47. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! JJ your projects are just AWESOME!! I LOVE the FUN touches of Vellum and Sparkle and the Water Coloring on your second card is just plain BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE them!! THANKS sO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  48. Pinterest Follower too!! THANKS AGAIN for the AMAZING Inspiration and for the chance to win!! =)

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  49. JJ your cards are always so awesome! You are so talented!

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  50. Oh and I'm a Blog follower too!!! How could I not be!!!

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  51. Your cards are just so sweet! Love the watercolor effect! I'm a blog follower via Bloglovin'.

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  52. JJ, what awesome cards! They have such a fresh feeling to them, like something we haven't seen before. The "dull your sparkle" card came together perfectly!

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  53. And of course I follow you on Pinterest! : )

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  54. So creative!! Love your style and how you work with the dies, I'm inspired! I'm a new follower and definitely will be following you on Pinterest, too!

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  55. Both cards are amazing, JJ! I love your partial die cutting on the first card and how the gold sparkle and vellum really make it pop! Love all of your creative water coloring on your 2nd card, too! The sky is so dreamy and the little girl is so sweet!
    Thanks so much for all the tips you provided for us in this post...it's so helpful!

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