knit together

Hello. I have two last cards today for the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps‘ January release. I used the new set, Knit Together, to create some CAS cards. I also stamped a tiny heart from Count Your Rainbows on the first card. The knitting needles and yarn were stamped with two colors of ink that blended to get the color I wanted. This would be a perfect valentine for a knitter! XOXO

On my second card, I stamped the sentiment and heart of yarn together, using two ink cubes to mimic variegated yarn. The sentiment is from Cheerful Hexies.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Knit Together, Count Your Rainbows, and Cheerful Hexies; paper- white, SU! Pool Party; ink- SU! Smoky Slate and Sahara Sand, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr..

sparkle & shine

Good morning! I’m on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog today with two more cards for the January release. Today I used Sparkle & Shine, Sweater Weather, Warm Winter Friends, and my own set, Snowy Hello, which has returned and is now available with dies! Dies are also available separately if you previously purchased the set.

I created my own background for the first card and die cut some circles to make it a little whimsical. The sweater was paper pieced, and I stamped the words on the front.

I couldn’t just toss the partial circle that I cut from the background, so I added it to my second card, along with a few more circles. I love that the Snowy Hello set now has Dies!

To make the background, I first smooshed some Distress inks onto my work surface. Then the ink was spritzed with water and I laid the cardstock on top. Repeat several times and dry as needed. When finished and dry, I stamped the flakes over top.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sparkle & Shine, Sweater Weather, Warm Winter Friends, and Snowy Hello; paper- white, SU! Cool Caribbean, Buckaroo Blue, Granny Apple Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress- Salvaged Patina, Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 21, Stickles.

bundle up, buttercup!

Today I have two cards to share using the new Sweater Weather set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps January release. On the first card I also used the new Knit Stencil.

Isn’t the sentiment cute? If you aren’t familiar with it, “Buttercup” is an old-fashioned endearment meaning “sweetheart” or “dear”. Today I think it might mean “cutie”. I stamped the sweater on the same “stitched” background paper that was placed on the bottom. The top of the card base was stenciled with the knit stencil.

One of the design team, Andrea Wood, used a head from Girl Power with the sweater image so I thought it would be fun to try one with the scarf. I kept her head lower when I masked it so her face would be partly covered. I also selectively colored only the scarf.

You can see in the photos below how I stamped on the post-it note and cut out the top of the scarf to do the masking. I stamped the scarf first, then the head.

Have a great day…bundle up and stay warm!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweater Weather and Girl Power; paper- white, black, SU! Mauve Mist, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry, MFT- Keep Me in Stitches; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Smoky Slate; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Knit Stencil, Copics, foam tape, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and Scallop Stitched Rectangles, Taylored Expressions Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets, enamel dots, SU! adhesive backed snowflakes.

snow friend like you

I have another card to share today. I was asked to guest design for the Art Impressions blog today and the theme is “Get In Shape…shaped cards…no squares or rectangles”. Well, I do love a shaped card! 🙂

I used a sweeeet snowman, bunny, and bird image from Ai 4935- Sparkle & Cheer Set, along with an old mitten shaped die (Spellbinders Nested Mittens) to create my “cold weather friends” card.

If you don’t have a mitten die, you can easily draw your own pattern or use clip art to make one. Keep the top fold of the card base slightly below the top of the mitten to create the fold. Then add an additional mitten to the front. I embossed the front mitten with Sizzix Knit Set embossing folder and sponged some ink (SU! Pool Party) on it before adhering it to the card front. The images were colored with Copics.

Have a great Thursday!

let’s get cozy

Good morning and Happy New Year! Today I have two cards using new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps images from the January release. This is a fun release full of stamps related to snow and bundling up warm and cozy!

When I saw the furniture images in the Let’s Get Cozy set, I wanted to create a scene and decided to make this card a Collapsible Room Card. It was actually pretty easy and fun to do. I added extra black layers to the inside to make the panels “pop” but next time I will stick with the measurements provided since the layer with the chair wants to slightly catch on the bottom when closing the card. When folded and closed, an added ribbon can tie it shut. The sentiment on the front is from Garden Whimsy.

The right side of the card base is scored diagonally and the panel with the chair is only adhered on the left so that it pivots to fold flat. Such a fun card!

For the next card, I also used the new Knit Stencil. How cute is the stretching kitty?!

Have a great day and stay warm!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Let’s Get Cozy and Garden Whimsy; paper- white, vanilla, black, SU! Soft Sky and Crumb Cake, Bazzill Basics- Vintage Marketplace; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Knit Stencil, Copics, foam tape, ribbon, Scor-Tape, circle punch, Penny Black Zig Zag Stackers.

2021 catch-up

Hello! Today I have several cards that I made throughout the year but never shared here (Five of them go back to April!). The first two were made with some Art Impressions Matchbook sets for two of my friends’ birthdays. I customized them to their hobbies and business. One friend likes to quilt as well as make cards. The other friend owns a stamp store, so I added her logo as a sign and made sure Fuzzy the cat was included! These fold up so tiny and cute.

Ai- 5317- MB Template Dies, 5318- MB Envelope Dies, 5321- MB Craft Room Set, 5323- MB Wall Accessories, and 5324- MB Cat Accessories.

Next I made an Accordion Lock Fold card. These are so fun! I used SU! Watercolor Wings, Butterfly Gala, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterfly Thinlits, and the sentiment is from A Touch of Ink. The pretty paper is The Paper Studio- Violet Bouquet. Ink colors- SU! Mauve Mist, Marvelous Magenta, and Eggplant Envy.

I LOVE the Anita Jeram stamps at Colorado Craft Company! I used the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles and Sizzix Falling Hearts dies with them to make an anniversary card.

Here I used Lawn Fawn’s Foursquare Backdrop: Portrait and Critter Concert with matching dies.

I played with a friend’s Gina K stencil set to make these pretty cards. Not sure what the name is!

Blue Iris card- here I used SU! Inspiring Iris and Heirloom Frames, SNSS Sentimental Mash-Up, and the tiny dots are Stamps by Judith. Paper- SU! Lost Lagoon and The Paper Studio- Eucalyptus. Ink- Soft Sky and Certainly Celery.

A few masculine cards with SU! Nature’s Beauty and Morning Meadow (sentiment), Stitched Nested Labels Dies, and Plaid Tidings dsp. I also used Paper Pizazz- Barnwood paper. Cardstock- Confetti Cream, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso.

Next up is a pretty floral card using the SU! Pierced Blooms dies and Here’s A Card (sentiment). Colors- Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Rococco Rose, and Soft Seafoam.

Here’s a bunch of alternate cards I made with the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Seahorse card- SU! Seaside Notions and Hero Arts Jellyfish Party Bold Prints. The background was done on Watercolor Distress Cardstock with Distress Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers (Distress Smooch). Images were colored with Copics. I used Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Highland Heather, and Pool Party on the images stamped in color.

Lastly, I made this card for a friend who had a new grandbaby. SU! Treasures of Life and Scripty embossing folder, Sizzix Floral Frame 3-D Impresslits, and MFT Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags.

Thanks for popping in. Have a great week and wishes for a happy & healthy New Year!

Isaiah 7:14

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas! Lately I’ve been wanting to jump back in to do some more bible journaling with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and the name Emmanuel kept coming to mind. Whether you spell it with an “I” (Hebrew) or an “E” (Greek), it means the same… “God with us”.

Here I used SNSS Joyful Alpha, Born This Day, Starry Night Stencil, and Bitty Hearts Stencil. I also used a Memory Box Star of Wonder die for the gold star. The manger was stamped and colored on white cardstock and cut out to adhere.

I started by swiping various colors of ink cubes onto a scrap strip of white cardstock. Then I stamped the letters and cut them out.

I masked a triangle to brush the blue & yellow inks and then stenciled the stars & hearts. I messed up on the yellow hearts so they’re hard to see but it’s not about the artwork, right?!

Have a great day!

sending a blizzard

Hello! There’s just two more weeks left of the Anything Goes challenge and a big giveaway at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!

How do you share to enter? 
Simply upload your NEW creations to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps VIP Facebook Group in our
DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Album.
If you aren’t already a member you’ll definitely want to join for this awesome giveaway!

Today I have two cards to share using the Cheerful Snowmen and Winter Hugs stamp sets. For my first card, I punched a bunch of 1 1/2″ circles, then layered them onto a 3 3/4 x 5 panel and trimmed off the extra. I simply stamped the snowflake on each…love this color combo!

I LOVE the snowmen in this set but for my second card, I decided to use the little bird and layer him over an extra embossed piece of white cardstock laying in my pile. I also used some scraps of patterned paper and an extra sentiment strip so this came together rather quickly.

Be sure to play along with us and upload your projects for a chance to win!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Cheerful Snowmen and Winter Hugs; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Pool Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., circle punch, Fun Stampers Journey Falala Bold embossing folder, foam tape.

week two anything goes

Hello! It’s week two of Anything Goes with a big giveaway at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and I took a break from the winter and Christmas images for a bit. How do you share to enter? 
Simply upload your NEW creations to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps VIP Facebook Group in our
DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Album.
If you aren’t already a member you’ll definitely want to join for this awesome giveaway!

Here I used the Wildflowers 2 Die and Encouraging Thoughts. to make a mini slimline card. I die cut 3 of the flowers with watercolor paper and used a water brush with my inkpads to color them. The sentiment was heat embossed.

I also used the Wildflowers 2 Die on my second card, along with the Stamp of the Month, Script Sentiments, and Delightfully Delicate Background. I die cut a large circle from an A2 size piece of cardstock to create a mask and stamped the background over it.

Be sure to play along with us and upload your projects for a chance to win!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Encouraging Thoughts, Script Sentiments, and Delightfully Delicate Background; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky, watercolor paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Lemon Lime Twist, Gumball Green, Versamark; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Wildflowers 2 Die, circle die to create mask, rhinestones, SU! Timeworn Type embossing folder, white embossing powder, SU! Butterfly punch, foam tape.

Gnomie, it’s cold outside!

Good morning! Can you believe that December is here already? The cold weather is here too, so today I pulled out one of my favorite Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps images to make a few cards. This month, the theme at SNSS is Anything Goes! Do you love the gnome trend? Me too!

How do you share to enter? 
Simply upload your NEW creations to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps VIP Facebook Group in our
DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Album.
If you aren’t already a member you’ll definitely want to join for this awesome giveaway!

I used the Winter Gnomes image of the gnome with a mug and some wintery patterned papers. The layout is the same yet they are different. I don’t know which is my favorite.

Be sure to play along and upload your projects…we’d love to see what you’re creating!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Gnomes; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal, Copics, foam tape, circle punches, sequins.