bees, trees, & the sea

Hello! I have a few cards to share today using various Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets. First up, I made two CAS cards with the Sweet As Honey set. I simply masked the card bases, sponged yellow ink, and stamped the images. They were finished with a few scattered rhinestones.

Next I made a Father’s Day card and a birthday card with the Tender Thoughts stamp set. I also used For My Father and Birthday Wordfetti. I die cut the stamped backgrounds with the Dad Word Die and Birthday Word Die, then popped them up back in place with foam tape (the Eclipse Technique).

For the last cards, I blended some backgrounds with Oxide inks and offset my finished panels. I used The Sea and Bold Birthdays to create these two masculine cards.

Have a great week!

 

 

oh baby

Good morning! I’m back with a few cards for this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. I have several cards today using the Oh Baby Stamp & Die Bundle (also sold separately) and the stamp of the month, Grunge Stripe Background. I also used the Starry Night Stencil and Stars Dies.

For my first card, I started with the Grunge Stripe Background and then turned it 90° and stamped it again to create a plaid. I used the Starry Night Stencil and Stars Dies to coordinate with the stars in the stamp set.

This next card is super fun! I made a bunch for some friends’ birthdays with a butterfly on the front and they loved them. I thought this sweet baby carriage would be super cute too! I found the directions for this fun fold card here.

To open this gate-fold style card, the sides are bent back and the carriage is attached to the center fold. So fun!

For my last card, I was playing around with stamping the onesie image onto several different scraps of patterned paper from the same pad. I had enough stamped and cut to make three baby girl mini slim cards with this simple layout!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Oh Baby Stamp & Die BundleGrunge Stripe Background (the Stamp of the Month!); paper- white, black, navy, SU! Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, gray, Recollections- Little Princess; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Soft Seafoam; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Starry Night Stencil and Stars Dies, Copics, foam tape, Stickles, Taylored Expressions Mini Slim dies.

   

botanical branches

Good morning! Have you seen this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release? I have two cards today using the new Botanical Branches stamp set. On the first card I also used the stamp of the month, Grunge Stripe Background. I started by stamping some vertical yellow stripes and then stamped the images in black over top. I wanted to color the berries in with my white pen but it wasn’t working as planned. I stamped the branch again onto white cardstock, cut them out, and adhered them over top.

For my second card, I fussy cut the branches and tied them with a bit of linen thread. I also used the Bitty Hearts Stencil on the background and a thin cardstock circle leftover from a previous project.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Botanical BranchesGrunge Stripe Background (the Stamp of the Month!); paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Mauve Mist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Mauve Mist; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr.Bitty Hearts Stencil, Copics, foam tape, linen thread, sequins, rhinestones, circle dies, Gina Marie Loopy Rectangles.

 

snail village

Good morning! It’s the beginning of June already, which means there’s a great new release at SNSS! Today I am sharing a few cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Snail Village Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately), Botanical Branches, Grunge Stripe Background (the Stamp of the Month!), and the Bitty Hearts Stencil.

I made a soft background for the snail with the new Botanical Branches on my first card. Then I added some colorful, whimsical stripes to go with the “cheerful shello” sentiment. The sentiment was popped with foam tape.

My next two cards are pretty CAS. I used a single stripe from the Grunge Stripe Background here to create a road or path. The snail and balloon are popped up.

I stenciled and sponged the background on the right side of my last card. The mushroom house was cut & layered over top. This is such a cute set!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snail Village Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately), Botanical Branches, Grunge Stripe Background (the Stamp of the Month!); paper- white, black, Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Soft Seafoam, Distress Oxide- Spun Sugar & Kitsch Flamingo; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr.Bitty Hearts Stencil, Copics, foam tape, Stickles, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges 2.

   

 

featuring Korin’s stamps

Hello! Customer Appreciation month continues over at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and this week SNSS is spotlighting Korin’s stamp sets with a 25% off sale. This sale ends tomorrow! Also, don’t forget that this month you get to choose your own $11.95 value Stamp Of The Month with each $60 order!

The first card I am sharing today uses Korin’s Made New stamp set and matching Die set. I also used a sentiment from Nina’s Mason Jar Bouquet.

My next two cards are for pet sympathy. Here I used Puppy Love, Kitty Love, the Rise & Shine Stencil, and the Puffy Clouds Stencil. I masked each band of the rainbow on the first card to sponge the colors. For the second card, I didn’t mask them and sponged colors on from left to right.

Have a great day and go check out the SALE!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mason Jar BouquetMade New stamp set and matching Die set, Puppy Love, and Kitty Love; paper- white, SU! Always Artichoke, Pebbles- Tealightful; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress inks; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr.Rise & Shine StencilPuffy Clouds Stencil, sequins, Copics, foam tape, MFT Cross Stitch Circles and Stitched Rounded Squares, Sizzix Garden Greens.

featuring Rebecca Rios

Good morning! It’s Customer Appreciation month at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and this week SNSS is spotlighting illustrator Rebecca Rios with a 25% off sale. But hurry…the sale on Rebecca’s stamp sets ends today! Also, don’t forget that this month you get to choose your own $11.95 value Stamp Of The Month with each $60 order!

I used one of my favorite sets by Rebecca, True Beauty, for my cards today. I started by stamping a background of flowers with black ink on a piece of cardstock. I cut a large panel from it for my first card and colored the “negative” space with a purple Copic marker. I liked the result and decided not to stamp or color in the flowers. I think layering the piece with a black & white stripe paper made it striking as it is!

I used the leftover strip from the background of my first card and stamped the flowers with purple to color them. Then I stamped an additional flower and cut it out. Instead of adding a separate sentiment, I stamped the “hello” right onto the flower and popped it up.

Have a great day and don’t forget to check out the SALE!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy True Beauty; paper- white, black, SU! Wisteria Wonder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Wisteria Wonder; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., rhinestones, Copics, foam tape, SU! Brick & Mortar embossing folder.

featuring Nina Brackett

Hello friends! Customer Appreciation month continues at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and this week SNSS is spotlighting illustrator Nina Brackett with a 25% off sale. Don’t delay…the sale on Nina’s stamps ends tomorrow! Also, don’t forget that this month you get to choose your own $11.95 value Stamp Of The Month with each $60 order!

Today I used two of Nina’s sets to make a few cards. On the first card I used her Mason Jar Bouquet set along with Korin’s I Like Big Cups. I love stamping the Mason Jar Bouquet images just as they are but this was fun to mask the large to-go cup and fill it with flowers!

My next two cards use Nina’s Delightful Daisies and I used a sentiment on the second card from Korin’s Be Encouraged 2 set. So many possibilities with these flowers! For the first card, I inked each of the flowers with 2 different ink cubes and lightly misted with water before stamping.

On my second card, I stamped the background with the smaller daisy image and then embossed the piece to give it some texture.

Have a great day and don’t forget to check out the SALE!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mason Jar BouquetI Like Big Cups, Delightful Daisies and Be Encouraged 2; paper- white, black, SU! Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., sequins, Gina Marie rhinestones, Copics, foam tape, SU! Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Butterfly Duet and Leaf punches, linen thread.

featuring Jenn Nilsson

Hello friends! If you haven’t heard, it’s Customer Appreciation month at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and this week SNSS is spotlighting illustrator Jenn Nilsson with a buy 2 get 1 free sale. If you love her images as much as we do, head on over to the store…the sale on Jenn’s stamps ends today! Also this month you get to choose your own $11.95 value Stamp Of The Month with each $60 order!
I used two sets she illustrated on my cards today. The first is called Flower Garden and I created some Mother’s Day cards with it. I also used a sentiment from the new Rose In Bloom Digital set. This is a 3×6 Mini Slimline card.
My second card was made with her Mer-mazing stamp set. This set has a sweet little mermaid and several other cute sea themed images to accompany her. I used the “keep swimming” sentiment…I think we all can relate to that one! lol. The background was created with Distress inks which were applied to acetate, spritzed with water, and “smooshed” onto the paper.
Have a great day and don’t forget to check out the SALE!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Flower Garden, Mer-mazing and Rose In Bloom Digital; paper- white, black, SU! Highland Heather, Colorbok Textured White, Distress Heavystock; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Kitsch Flamingo; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., sequins, Copics, foam tape, Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges, Cuttlebug Meadow Lark embossing folder, SU! Needlepoint Border embossing folder and Modern Label punch.

  

wedding or not…

Hello! I have a few more cards with two of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps wedding sets in this month’s release. I used the Mr. & Mrs. set, the coordinating Mr. & Mrs. Dies, and Engagement & Wedding Innies. I also used one of the new stencils this month…Script Stencil. Other sets used are Birthday WordfettiBookmarks & More Dies, and My Thoughts of You.

First, I have a CAS black & white wedding card. I did color a bit on the flowers.

On the inside, I included partial images of the tux & gown.

I also wanted to try using the Mr. & Mrs. set for some cards that are OTHER than wedding cards. The first one could be for a birthday or any other reason for celebrating…

I masked off the bottom of the dress for the second card and stamped/masked the flowers for a fun, flowery dress.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mr. & Mrs. set, Birthday WordfettiMy Thoughts of You, and Engagement & Wedding Innies; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Going Gray; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal, Gemini Jr.Script Stencil, Mr. & Mrs. DiesBookmarks & More Dies, sequins, Copics, foam tape, Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags.

just married

Hello! This month Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has some great wedding sets in the new release. I used the Just Married set on two cards for today, along with the  Script Stencil and a previous set, Engagement & Wedding Innies.

For the background on the first card, I blended some Distress inks and then sponged a darker color of ink over top with the stencil. I added a piece of paper doily, some linen thread, and a few sequins. The cake and word are popped with foam tape. I used the bouquet image on the inside.

The bouquet was used again on my second card, this time as the focal image. I simply colored it in soft pinks and layered it over an embossed strip.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Just Married and Engagement & Wedding Innies; paper- white, black, SU! Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Milled Lavendar, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal,  Script Stencil, paper doily, linen thread, sequins, Copics, Gina Marie Stitched Circles, SU! Petal Pair embossing folder, foam tape.