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.

 

butterfly background

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy April Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous April release! Don’t forget to 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, April 28.

I am hopping today with two cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps April Stamp set of The Month: Butterfly Background. I also used Sentimental Wordfetti, Made New, Made New Dies, Bookmarks & More Dies, and Faith Phrases. (Made New is also available in a Bundle.)

I cut 4 squares of colorful cardstock for the background of my first card. 2 corners on each were rounded after stamping them “tone on tone” with the same colors of ink. Each square is 1 15/16″ and the card base is 4 1/4″.

For the background of my second card, I used small ink cubes to ink up a section at a time, cleaning the stamp between each color. The MISTI is great for this technique. The green layer on the left was scored diagonally on the Scor-Pal.

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

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Butterfly BackgroundSentimental Wordfetti, Made New, and Faith Phrases; paper- white, SU! Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Scor-Pal, Made New Dies, Bookmarks & More Dies, sequins, corner rounder.

tell your peeps!

Hello. I’m a week late in sharing an Easter page I journaled but I guess it’s never too late! Here I journaled John 20: 17-18.

I used Distress inks on the background and the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Rise & Shine Stencil. The words were stamped with He Is Risen and Bitty Minnie Alpha, then colored with an Inktense pencil and waterbrush. The CUTE basket, Peeps, grass, and bow are all Gina Marie Designs dies. The flowers are from the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.

Have a great weekend!

grunge elements

Hello! I have a couple of cards today using the new Grunge Elements 3 set in this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. I also used Faith Phrases and Bold Birthdays. I used a MISTI to stamp the card base and blue cardstock so they would line up when layered.

The MISTI was used again on this card to mask the numbers and stamp them in different colors. This set is full of fun elements! A purple gemstone accents the crown and gives a little pop of a different color.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Grunge Elements 3, Bold Birthdays, and Faith Phrases; paper- white, SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, and Island Indigo; ink- SU! Soft Sky, Rococo Rose, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, and Island Indigo; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal, gemstone, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, circle punches.

Mr. & Mrs.

Good morning! It’s the beginning of April already, which means there’s a great new release at SNSS! Today I am sharing a card using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Mr. & Mrs. set and the coordinating Mr. & Mrs. Dies. I also used one of the new stencils this month…Script Stencil.

I blended a soft background with some Distress inks and then applied Versamark ink over the stencil to heat emboss it with silver embossing powder. The dress and sentiment were also embossed with silver e.p.

I added some paper doily pieces to the corners and a few sparkly white enamel dots.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mr. & Mrs.; paper- white, silver; ink- Versamark, Distress Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, and Scattered Straw; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Dies, Script Stencil, silver embossing powder, paper doily, Gina Marie enamel dots.

  

recent cards

Good morning! Today I have a bunch of various cards to share. The first one is a 6×6 recipe card that I made for a swap with friends this week. I made this delicious cake for the first time this year and when I got the SU! Touch of Ink stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for the recipe card.

I searched for a hummingbird font to type the title. The patterned paper strip is from an old pack by Kaisercraft called Utopia. The hummingbird was inked with markers and then stamped. Colors used: SU! Summer Sun, Green Galore, Taken With Teal, Creamy Caramel, Berry Burst, Soft Seafoam, and Memento Tuxedo Black. I also used Gina Marie Stitched Circles and foam dimensionals. Directions are on the back…

So yummy!

The next two are Christmas cards and this one I actually cased and sent to a few friends in December. I am thinking about making a few more for next Christmas! SU! Nature’s Beauty, Subtle embossing folder, tag and leaf punches, plus Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles.

Lots of cuteness in the next one… Penny Black Snowy & dies, Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Wordfetti, Dee’s Distinctively- Large Snow Covered Stacker Tree, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges 2, Kars Snowflake embossing folder. Copics- YR07, E93, C-0, G00, G02, G05.

I love how stamping allows us to customize cards for the recipient’s likes and interests. This was for a Dino loving girl who likes blue & purple. SU! Dino Days & Dies, Dinoroar dsp, Cuttlebug Red Tag Sale dies for the number. Colors- Old Olive, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Suede, Island Indigo.

I made a few quick birthday cards with the SU! Pretty Perennials set & dies but I mailed several before taking a photo. This one also has a sentiment from Sweet ‘n Sassy Bold Birthdays.

Next, I used the SU! Pretty Perennials set again with some older dsp to make a Sliding Lock Fold Card. I used Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Sycamore Street dsp. Punches- 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 circle, Classic Label, and Elegant Butterfly.

The butterfly circle slides to the left to open the card.

The next two cards use the SU! Sweet Strawberry set and Strawberry Builder punch. I love this set. The chocolate wrapped “strawberries” are chocolate hearts…a fun idea that I cased. I also used the SU! Basket Weave and Tasteful Textile embossing folders. Inks- Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, and Garden Green.

My last cards today were from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit for some milestone birthday cards.

Have a great weekend!

love theme ATC

Last month I participated in an ATC swap with the theme of Love. I started with some Distress Watercolor cardstock and created a background with Distress Kitsch Flamingo and Spiced Marmalade. I smooshed the inks onto a piece of acetate, spritzed with water, and applied to the paper. Then I cut it up and added the images and words from Happy Day and Vintage Love. The butterfly was popped up and a gemstone heart sticker was added to finish them.

Enjoy your day!

clouds and rainbows

Hello! I have a couple of cards today using this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. First, I used the Puffy Clouds Stencil to create a birthday card. I also used the Happy Day stamp set. Distress Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass inks were sponged on the clouds for a CAS background.

The next two cards use Count Your Rainbows stamp set and the coordinating Count Your Rainbows Dies. I also used the SNSS Rise & Shine Stencil. There’s so many possibilities with this set!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Count Your Rainbows and Happy Day; paper- white, black, SU! Almost Amethyst, Coastal Cabana, and Barely Banana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Spiced Marmalade, and SU! Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., dimensionals, sequins, Stickles, SNSS Puffy Clouds StencilRise & Shine Stencil, and Count Your Rainbows Dies.

 

fern background

Good morning! Today I have 2 cards in which I used the March Stamp of the Month: Fern Background, along with Garden Whimsy and Happy Day. For the white border on my first card and the die cut center on the second one, I also used Bookmarks & More Dies.

The fern stamp makes such a pretty background and I love it in purple! I definitely need to make more purple cards! I embossed a little texture on the black layer and colored the flowers with Copic markers.

The second card turned out bright and fun. I blended a few colors of Distress ink and stamped the ferns on top. The panel was cut down and layered onto a horizontal gate-fold card. I used a die from Bookmarks & More Dies to cut a window in the center. (I lined it up, cut one side, then lined it back up and cut the other side.) A left-over strip from the background was adhered to the left side of the card. The dragonfly was stamped onto another piece of ink-blended cardstock. This time I added a bit of blue.

The card opened…I added the scrap pieces that were die cut from the front panel to the inside.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fern BackgroundGarden Whimsy, and Happy Day; paper- white, black, SU! Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, and Broken China, SU! Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape; accessories- MISTI, dimensionals, sequins, SNSS Bookmarks & More Dies, SU! Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Copics, blender brushes.

   

garden whimsy

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy March Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous March release! Don’t forget to 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, March 24.

I am hopping today with two cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set Garden Whimsy and on the first card I also used the Puffy Clouds Stencil. I love that SNSS is now carrying their own stencils!

For the background on my first card, I started with a piece of Distress Watercolor cardstock. I used regular distress inks and a piece of acetate to make the “splatters”, then sponged some pink Oxide ink over the cloud stencil. The butterfly was heat embossed with gold onto pink paper and pink ink was blended on the sides of the wings. I added some accents with a white pen.

I repeatedly stamped the ladybugs onto a red panel for my second card and then stamped again onto a white circle to layer over top of one. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold powder.

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

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Lyn Tomlin
Michelle Hale
Sheri Gilson

 

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Garden Whimsy; paper- white, black, Distress Watercolor, SU! Real Red, Pixie Pink; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Distress Kitsch Flamingo, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Distress Oxide- Kitsch Flamingo; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., sequins, rhinestones, Puffy Clouds Stencil, WOW gold embossing powder, white pen, circle punch, Darice Ladybugs embossing folder, gold metallic marker.