geometric background

Good morning! Today I have a few projects to share with stamps and dies from the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. I used the Geometric Background on each, along with Wonder of Christmas (in a bundle and also sold separately), Antique Ornaments (also sold in a bundle and separately), and Christmas Wordfetti.

I quickly realized that the Geometric Background has endless possibilities! First I stamped it tone on tone onto the bottom of a hand cut tag. Then I added some greenery and a skate from Wonder of Christmas. The sentiment is from Christmas Wordfetti.

Next, I stamped the other skate image with light blue ink onto light blue cardstock. This time I colored a heart pattern on the Geometric Background and made the card in a red & blue color combo. The sentiment seemed to fit the heart pattern nicely.

I also wanted to make a colorful card with the background stamp. You can color this SO many different ways! I chose to color hexagons and paired it with one of the images from Antique Ornaments.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Geometric BackgroundWonder of ChristmasAntique Ornaments, and Christmas Wordfetti; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky, Real Red, Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, circle punch, twine, Stickles, rhinestones.

Wonder of Christmas

Hello! Today I am sharing two cards using this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. SNSS has some beautiful new Christmas sets, among others. I am loving the skates in this new set called Wonder of Christmas (in a bundle and also sold separately) and the Letter Tiles Alpha is lots of fun too. I have a few more cards to share later with it. I also used the previously released Fern Fronds Stencil on both cards.

First, I used the stencil and stamps to create a background on some light blue cardstock. Then the skates were die cut and popped up with foam tape. I used a silver Sharpie marker on all of my skate blades to make them shiny.

For my second card, I started with a darker blue card base and stenciled again. The letter tiles were used to create my sentiment and the skate was popped up again.

Are you creating holiday cards? I have lots more to do! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Wonder of Christmas and Letter Tiles Alpha; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Garden Green, Pretty Peacock; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock, MFT Kraft; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Fern Fronds Stencil, Copics, foam tape, enamel dots, Silver Sharpie marker, ribbon.

Halloween party matchbook

Good morning! I am helping to fill in on the Art Impressions blog again this week and I’m back with another fun Matchbook project. If you missed the birthday matchbook I shared two weeks ago, you can check that out HERE. I have a pic in that post of just how tiny they are! These cute little 3-D scenes fold up and slip into a tiny envelope! This time I used images from several sets and created a little Halloween birthday party scene. Do you know someone with an October birthday who likes to celebrate it Halloween style?

Today I used 5319- Birthday Set5323- MB Wall Accessories5317- MB Template Dies5318- MB Envelope Dies, 5320- MB Kitchen Set, 5324- MB Cat Accessories, and 5038- Ghoul Friend Set.

The pumpkin face inside the picture frame is from a scrap of patterned paper. The tablecloth was also paper pieced and in the photo below you can see the patterned paper “rug” under the table. (Recollections- Midnight Magic Halloween and Doodlebug- Halloween Parade.) The tiny moon and cloud are from very old small McGill punches.

The back…

I hope you try these…they’re so fun! Thanks for popping in and have a great week!

Endless Love

Hello! Today I am sharing two last projects using this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. Here I used the Endless Love stamp set. On the first card I also used the Make Music Stencil. I kept this card CAS by stamping the flowers tone on tone for a background. Then I sponged the music notes with the stencil to fill in the empty spaces. A simple sentiment was added on a diagonal.

The next card has simple layers of coordinating patterned papers and the cross was paper pieced, then popped up with dimensional tape.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Endless Love; paper- white, gold, SU! Red Riding Hood, Kaisercraft December 25th; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Make Music Stencil, MFT Cross Stitched Circles, foam tape, enamel dots, gold pen.

woodland holiday wishes

Hello! I have another project to share today for the Art Impressions Tuesday blog post. This time I wanted to make a few holiday cards to start building up my pile to send out this Christmas. For these cards, I used 5193- Woodland Holiday Set and 5134- Banner Double Stitched Dies.

Isn’t this owl just the cutest? ♥ I couldn’t decide which way to turn the double-sided paper that I chose so I made the card both ways! lol. I love that the woodgrain side of this paper has the snow printed on it!

Be sure to check out the other cute images in this set. Thanks for popping in and have a great week!

stamps- Art Impressions 5193- Woodland Holiday Set; paper- white, Carta Bella- Merry Snowflakes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalAi 5134- Banner Double Stitched Dies, Copics, SU! adhesive backed snowflakes, American Crafts glitter tape, circle punches.

Holiday Cards & giveaway!

Good morning! Today I am sharing two projects using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Holiday Wreath and Pinecone Background sets. Also used are Christmas Wordfetti and Mini Tags Dies. I have a little giveaway too, so be sure to read to the end!

EDIT- winner of the dies is…

My favorite poinsettias are pink so I made my first card in that color. This is a pretty simple design and was finished off with a few sequins.

A white frame was created with two rectangle dies for my second card, then it was run through an embossing folder. Just a portion of the pinecone image was used for the center and it was matted with gold paper for some shine.

Giveaway– I have an extra set of the Doily Border Dies and Scalloped Border Dies! These are brand new but they are loose…not in the packaging that you normally receive them in. I will choose from one of the comments on this post on my personal blog that are left by 9:00 pm tomorrow night (Sept. 17) to send these to.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Holiday Wreath, Pinecone Background, Christmas Wordfetti; paper- white, green, gold, SU! Pretty in Pink; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Mini Tags Dies, Copics, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles, sequins, SU! Timeworn Type embossing folder, foam tape, ribbon, linen thread, gold brad.

Ai Birthday Matchbook

Hello! I have a super fun project to share today. I was thrilled to be asked to make a project for the Art Impressions blog today. I love Ai images and recently ordered some of the Matchbook series. I couldn’t wait to try them out and I wasn’t disappointed. They are adorable! You can customize the sweetest little 3-D scenes that fold up and slip into a tiny envelope! I used the birthday set with some old My Mind’s Eye papers (Dolled Up) to make a little party scene.

For this project, I used 5319- Birthday Set, 5323- MB Wall Accessories, 5317- MB Template Dies, and 5318- MB Envelope Dies.

Just to show the size of it folded up, here’s the envelope in my hand! This is the smallest card I’ve ever made! lol.

A few more photos of the inside…the cake table and cupboard pop away from the back wall. The tiny windows are optional to die cut but it’s so cute with them. Each accessory image has tabs on them to make it easy to adhere.

This is what it looks like opened up…

There’s even a die included to make a little stand on the back to help keep it standing up.

Folded up and ready to slip in the envelope…

If you like miniatures, you need to check these out! Thanks for popping in and have a great week!

Faux Heat Embossing and a fun fold

Hello! I have some cards to share today that I made using a few Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps dies, an awesome technique, and a fun fold. First, I used the Wildflowers 2 Die and Thanks Die with the Faux Heat Embossing technique to make my die cut image and sentiment shine. It’s very simple, fun, and takes your project up a notch! Simply cover your cardstock or patterned paper with clear packing tape, smooth it out with an old credit card, and die cut. So easy!

Here’s another photo of the shine…

Since I wanted my die cut image to have different colors, I first loosely traced the die (cutting side down) onto white cardstock with a pencil.

Next I blended the inks in the general areas that the colors were desired. I didn’t worry about getting them perfect!

After the cardstock was covered with ink, I applied the clear packing tape. Remember to smooth it out with the edge of an old credit card.

Then place the die inside your pencil lines and cut. Admire the shine! 🙂

My second card uses an older poppy set but the matching dies are new! I added the colored & die cut image to a fun card fold. Here I used the Poppies & Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle (also sold separately).

The yellow card base is an A2 size- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. A panel is die cut from the card front and then attached to the white z-fold piece inside. The white cardstock is 5 1/4 x 8 inches, scored @ 2 and 4.

Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poppies & Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, MME-Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry, Distress Kitsch Flamingo, Abandoned Coral, and Mowed Lawn; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Wildflowers 2 Die and Thanks Die, Copics, circle punches, Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Circles, sequins, rhinestones, SU! Timeworn Type embossing folder, blending brushes, packing tape, Penny Black Zig-Zag Stackers, foam tape, linen thread.

a few recent cards and a sneak peek!

Hello! I am sharing a couple of cards that I recently made PLUS I have a sneak peek of some new stamps and dies that will be available to order in the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop tomorrow!

First, I created several cards with the Blooming Anemones stamp set and the Friend Word Die. Here’s two of my favorites. This would be pretty in so many color combinations! I created a reverse mask by die cutting the center of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock with a scalloped rectangle shape. The outside “frame” was placed over the front of my card and then I added three colors of ink to each one with dye based inks and blending brushes. When the center was filled in with color, I removed my mask and stamped the flower image with black ink. Then I layered two Friend die cuts and added it to the front and finished with a few sequins.

My next card was created with the Birds & Blooms stamp set. I needed a few sympathy cards and I almost always lean toward blues, greens, and purples. I skipped the purple here and kept the card CAS.

Are you ready for a sneak peek? Be sure to check out What’s NEW tomorrow! In the meantime, I’ll share a card and a tag I made. There’s FIVE products used here from the new release! 🙂

EDIT: The SNSS products used here are Berry Branch Background, Delightfully Delicate Background, Christmas Wordfetti, Scallop Border Dies, Doily Border Dies, Mini Tags Dies, and Large Snowflakes Dies.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Blooming Anemones and Birds & Blooms; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Baja Breeze, Distress Kitsch Flamingo, Abandoned Coral, and Squeezed Lemonade; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, sequins, rhinestones, SU! embossing folder.

first things first

Hello! I have a few Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps projects that I haven’t shared yet this month. I used the following new products to create these 4 cards: Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately), Faith Wordfetti, Too, Fall Leaves Stencil, and Fall Background. I used the stencil to create different backgrounds on the first two cards and added some Wordfetti sentiments.

On the next two cards I used the fall leaf background stamp. I love it embossed in gold with gold paper to accent it!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle, Faith Wordfetti, Too, and Fall Background; paper- white, gold, SU! Dusty Durango, Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Marigold Morning, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Tangelo Twist, Soft Suede, Versamark; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, Fall Leaves Stencil, foam tape, gold embossing powder, MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames, SU! Decorative Label Punch, circle punches, linen thread, rhinestones.