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.

sweet treats

Good morning! Today I am sharing two projects using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Sweet Treats Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately). The dies weren’t available when I made these cards so I fussy cut my samples. I am anxious to get the dies! First I made a birthday card and decorated the cake with one of the small images. I stamped the cake a second time onto a post-it note and cut out the center to create a mask.

My second project is a 6×6 recipe card. I started making the recipe cards in 2006…15 years ago! They are a great way to share recipes with friends (in a swap) and hand them down to our daughters. I paper pieced the apron from the background paper.

I hope you’ve been inspired. Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Treats Stamp & Die Bundle; paper- white, black, navy, SU! Ruby Red, The Paper Studio- The Pink Navy, KaiserCraft Bon Appetit; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, MFT Cross Stitch Squares, rhinestones.

Autumn Gnomes

Good morning! Today I am sharing a few cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Autumn Gnomes. For my first card, I stamped the cute stack of pumpkins and paired it with the same fall papers I used in my last post. I also found a scrap of ribbon that matched…it’s been forever since I added some ribbon!

For my next card, I used the cute gnome pushing a giant pumpkin. Then I added a few hand cut banners and rhinestones.

I couldn’t stop there! This is such a cute set and I wanted to color those flowers. I added the remaining scrap of the ribbon I found behind them.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Autumn Gnomes; paper- white, SU! Tangerine Tango, Echo Park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, sequins, Gina Marie Slash Stitched Rectangles and rhinestones, MFT Cross Stitch Circles, ribbon, Scor-Tape.

Autumn thanks

Good morning! It’s hard to believe we are already a few days into August! Have you checked out the great new release at SNSS? Today I am sharing two cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately). I didn’t have the dies when I made these cards so I fussy cut my samples but I am anxious to get them!

Both of the layouts on my cards were inspired by my good friend, Tina. She recently started giving some card inspiration challenges to local stamping buddies. For my first card, I die cut some triangles from pretty fall papers. The leaves and cup were colored with Copics and scattered in the margins.

My second card is CAS with a white layer on an embossed white base. This is a great way to make your images really pop! 

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle; paper- white, SU! Dusty Durango and Apricot Appeal, Echo Park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Early Espresso; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, sequins, Fun Stampers Journey Pennant Fun dies, We R Memory Keepers Quilted embossing folder, Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangles, rhinestones.

Texture Tiles 6

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Texture Tiles 6 and the fun, new Summer Vibes Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately).

For my first card, I also used the Paint Splatters Stencil on the background with one of the Texture Tiles. The card front was scored at 1 1/4″ from the fold on the left and that section was glued together. I found some old fibers and trim in my stash to tie on. The flip flops were die cut and popped with foam tape.

I stamped a colorful background on my second card with another Texture Tile and then simply stamped the images on top in black ink.

Have a great day…stay cool!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Summer Vibes Stamp & Die Bundle and Texture Tiles 6; paper- white, SU! Sahara Sand; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Distress Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Paint Splatters Stencil, foam tape, sequins, Copics, 1/8″ hole punch, fibers.