I’m here for you

Hello! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has passed and we are almost into December. What a year. Here’s a card that, unfortunately, I’m sure we all can think of someone to send it to right now. I used the Encouraging Peonies stamp set which is included in the Large Floral Stamp Bundle in the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sale. There’s a lot of savings on the site, so be sure to check it out!

I also used the Delightfully Delicate background stamp and kept it monochromatic in a cantaloupe color. The flower has Wink of Stella.

Have a great weekend!

Birthday Wordfetti

Hello! Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a Black Friday 20% off site wide sale! PLUS you can save 25% or more on over 30 bundles…AND…receive a free Birthday Wordfetti set with a $40 bundle purchase!

I used the Birthday Wordfetti set on a few cards that I’m sharing today. It’s a great must-have set to go along with all your birthday stamps! First, I paired it with Bold Birthdays in a CAS card.

Next, I used it with Make A Wish and Humorous Birthday Innies.

Here I also used Make A Wish and Bold Birthdays.

I added the “to you” from Birthday Wordfetti to the Make A Wish set here.

Now go check out that sale!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti, Make A WishBold Birthdays, and Humorous Birthday Innies; paper- white, black, blue, SU! Blushing Bride, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray, Basic Grey- Hopscotch, SU! Certainly Celery dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU!; accessories- MISTI, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Copics, Stickles, Die-Namics Blueprints (balloon die), ribbon, dimensionals, enamel dots.

light it up…it’s calorie free!

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets Make A Wish and Humorous Birthday Innies.

I used the sweet cupcake image and birthday papers for both cards. First I used a curvy design and the “Light it up” sentiment.

For my second card, I stamped the bottom of the cupcake “second generation” so it would be lighter. Then I stamped the words overtop.

Have a great Thursday…enjoy your day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Make A Wish and Humorous Birthday Innies; paper- white, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery, Flirty Flamingo, and Soft Sky, MFT- Kraft; accessories- MISTI, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, Copics, MFT Stitched Basic Edges 2, enamel dots, rhinestones, Stickles, foam tape.

chocolate cake or chocolate frosting?

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps November Release Hop! We’re celebrating 13 years of Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps this month! Hop along with us as we celebrate and share our projects with the fabulous November release with you! Hop along and leave a comment for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, November 25.

I have a card to share in the hop today using the new Make A Wish, Bold Birthdays, and Humorous Birthday Innies stamp sets. Aaand…. I used my favorite technique…paper piecing! With this cute cake image, I stamped onto two patterned papers and cut them out to swap so I could get two cards for the price of one. lol. Sooo…what would YOU prefer? Chocolate swirl cake with confetti frosting or confetti cake with a chocolate swirl frosting?

YUM either way!

I diecut a circle in the cardfront and lighter pink layers to create a window, then added my cakes to the inside. The other images were stamped monochromatic so the focus is on the cake. The focus should always be on the cake. 😉

I die cut a scalloped layer for the inside to match the scalloped window on the front and added my sentiment to the bottom left for a fun twist.

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Make A Wish, Bold Birthdays, and Humorous Birthday Innies; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush, Basic Grey- Hopscotch; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Blushing Bride and Strawberry Slush; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, Gina Marie Peekaboo Circles and Scalloped Stitched Rectangles & Circles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Stickles, foam tape.

thrill of hope ornament

I’ve had this clear plastic fillable photo ornament that I picked up at Michael’s for a few years and finally put it to use! They can be filled with a photo or the center piece can be removed to fill it with 3-D items. I decided to keep the center piece and attach 2 stamped circles to it, then add a little Martha Stewart Snow Glitter from my stash.

I loved the trees from Thrill of Hope stamped in red on these cards and I decorate my tree in red, sooo….

The inks I used are Memento Tuxedo Black and SU! Real Red and Smoky Slate. I used a Spellbinders Small circle die.

Side view…

Have a wonderful Sunday and stay warm!

 

Happy birthday, SNSS!

Hello! Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is celebrating 13 years this month and we are featuring several fun, new stamps sets with a birthday theme. I have several birthday cards to share this month but most will have to wait a bit. Here’s one I created with Make A Wish and Bold Birthdays.

I stamped and masked the sentiment, then added the paper pieced balloons. Two were popped up with foam tape.

Be sure to check out the new sets and current sale!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Make A Wish and Bold Birthdays; paper- white, blue, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, foam tape.

 

A Little Snarky

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using a brand new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called A Little Snarky. There are several sentiments to choose from in this set…check them out! For the first card, I used the “This too shall pass” one and paired the stamps with some pretty floral paper.

Next I simply put “Listen” on the outside and another stamp on the inside to finish the sentiment. This time I stamped her on pink cardstock and selectively colored a few areas. The corner of the patterned paper was folded back and a bow was stapled in place with a mini staple.

The inside…

Have a great Thursday…enjoy your day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy A Little Snarky; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride, The Paper Studio- Floral Clusters with Leaves; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, linen thread, Tim Holtz Tiny attacher, adhesive backed sequins, Spellbinders Floral Oval dies, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and enamel dots.

mish mash 2

Just popping in with a variety of recent projects… a banner, treats, and cards.

Our granddaughter turned one and I was long overdue in making her a name banner! I picked up the string of pompoms somewhere (Target dollar spot??) a long time ago and saved it for this purpose. All I had to do was make the letter banners and slide the pompoms to place.

I used the Altenew Bitty Bloom 3D and Bold Alphabet dies along with Momenta Banner and Intricate Nested Shapes dies. Papers used: white, gray, SU! Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizzazz, and MME- Heirloom papers.

I scored and folded the tops of the banners to allow for the thickness of the string. Some Scor-Tape secured them after they were placed over the string.

I also made a pile of Halloween treats, pretty much following the directions in the SU! Paper Pumpkin kit. Lots of pieces were leftover for future projects.

The layout of this card was copied from our demonstrator friend, who CASED this card by Cindy Elam. The rose gold leaves here were cut with Lawn Fawn dies and are quite pretty in person.

The last two cards were made with Stamptember sets from Simon Says Stamp. The first set is by Altenew, called Framed Friendship, and I used the same sketch that I used on a previous card.

The second Stamptember set I used is Tim Holtz’ Snarky Christmas Cats. The red plaid paper is a scrap that matches the white plaid. I simply matched it up and layered it on.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

 

virtual stamping 9

Hello! Here’s a few more cards that I’ve made while stamping “virtually” with my friends. These were all stamped with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

First, I have two more gnome cards using the new Winter Gnomes stamp set. These gnomes are so cute and fun to create with! I paired them with papers from American Crafts- Noel.

If you like sketches, I drew this one up…

My second gnome card was for another sketch challenge. I used the same paper pack, along with the Cuttlebug Ice Crystal die & embossing folder combo and the Martha Stewart Polar punch.

The next two cards use the new Encouraging Peonies stamp set. These beautiful flowers can be colored many ways or stamped simply like I’ve done here. This card was also for a sketch. The sentiment was cut with Sizzix Stacked Baroque dies and accented with gold thread (hard to see!). Also difficult to see in the photo are a few adhesive pearls.

Sympathy cards can be difficult to create…I kept this one CAS. The large flower was stamped onto a speckled cream base and the smaller one onto white cardstock, which was fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

Refresh…something we all could use a little of right now, right? A gift card to a local coffee shop would go perfectly with this “Jesus & Java” card. I used the SNSS Fill Me Up set and matching dies. The coffee cup was paper pieced, popped up, and accented with a small epoxy heart sticker. This was for a challenge to use any beverage.

My last card today uses the Thrill of Hope stamp set. It was for a challenge to create this special cut & fold. My largest trimmer is 12″ so I had to cut the diagonal on the 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock by hand with a craft knife and ruler! But I was happy with the end result. I love the trees in the Gina K Red Velvet ink! I used Gina Marie Stitched Circles and Rectangles and the SU! Northern Flurry embossing folder.

EDIT: To answer some questions… I didn’t follow a tutorial,  I’m sure there’s one out there but I’m not sure what it is called. I just scored an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock at 4 1/4 on the short side and 5 1/2 on the long side. Then I used a ruler and craft knife to cut it diagonally to get the two card bases. For the music paper, just cut a layer… 4 x 5 1/4  or 4 1/8 x 5 3/8  diagonally.

The inside…

Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

Christmas Gnomes

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set from last month’s release called Christmas Gnomes. This set pairs perfectly with the Winter Gnomes in this month’s release!

For my first card, I had some fun with die-cutting circles and layering them with a banner flag. How cute is the gnome decorating the tree?

I used the same paper pad for my second card, along with a favorite sketch. The patterned paper strips are 1 x 3 and 1 x 4 1/4… a great way to use up scraps!

Have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Gnomes; paper- white,  SU! Gumball Green, Doodlebug= Home For the Holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, circle dies, Spellbinders Labels 21, Gina Marie glitter enamel dots, Stickles.