paper pumpkin catch-up

I know I’m not the only one who has stacks of untouched SU! Paper Pumpkin kits! I recently started to chip away at them and use some alternate sentiments and designs so that I can donate some to a card ministry. I finished 3 kits here. The first one is a recent kit from April 2022. I added sentiments from SU! High Tide and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Inspirational Word Art 2, God Is BiggerBe Encouraged, God’s Purpose (Retired), Vintage Seed Packet (Retired), and Made New.

The first cards had the moon on the front and the sun on the inside. I cut them apart and layered the panels onto new card bases.

The next two cards in the kit are a Z-fold style. There’s an area on the back of each to write your personal message.

The next kit is from March 2018. Each card had a coordinating envelope with a string closure. Since they would be difficult to mail, I made a few mostly following the directions (first photo) that I could hand deliver. Then I cut up some of the remaining envelopes to make some alternate cards and a scrap page too! The scrap page was inspired by Rachel Tessman’s pocket page, with a few added details.

The last kit that I completed was from March 2022. I also used the SU! Lift Me Up and On The Horizon sets, and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Everyday Greetings and Be Encouraged.

Have a great day!

altered tape dispensers

Hello! I have a bunch of project photos that I haven’t shared yet…too many for one post. So, I’m breaking them up and sharing a few at a time. First, I have some altered Scotch tape dispensers. I went to an all-day stamping event this spring and my shoebox project required some tape on the back of patterned papers to hold them together. I remembered how I used to create these dispensers quite a few years ago and thought it would be fun to make one again. It’s also a fun way to use up some patterned paper scraps! This one I made for myself and put it with my shoebox so the tape would be handy. The Create die is by Simon Says Stamp and the flowers are Sizzix Bold Flora.

When I finished, I thought it would be fun to make a few for little gifts, just to bring a smile. This time I used an old Cuttlebug alphabet die set to personalize them with initials.

Just remove the paper insert for a pattern and trace it. Try them…they’re fun!

Have a great day!

heartfelt hellos

Hello! Today I am sharing two cards with a fun technique, using some Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I tried the Split Sentiment Technique, where you ink through a reverse masked shape which also has a masked area for a sentiment.

Product links: Song Birds, Garden Whimsy, Script Sentiments, Mason Jar Bouquet.

The technique was done with an oval shape, but I thought it would be fun to try a heart with an old set of Spellbinders heart dies. First, I made some anniversary cards, and then some simple hellos. The colors of ink used are SU! Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder.

These are great CAS, no-layer cards. Try them! Have a great day!

thirsty soul

Good morning! Today I am sharing a few Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps projects that I recently made, two mini slimline cards and a decorated mini composition notebook.

Product links: Thirsty Soul Stamp & Die Bundle, Be EncouragedSpecial Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle (bundles are also sold separately).

To make the mini slimline cards, I followed the measurements in the April 2022 SheetLoad of Cards. It’s a fun card design and a great way to get more use from your papers. The sentiment strip hangs slightly off the card front, which is shorter than the back. The first card has a sentiment from Be Encouraged and the sentiment on the second card was created with the cactus set. It has great images!

I used the Thirsty Soul Stamp & Die Bundle again to decorate a mini composition notebook. I have been using up some of my scraps on this smaller type of project. They are great for little gifts, and I’ve laid a bunch that I decorated for mini prayer journals on a free resource table at our church. They seem to be appreciated as they have disappeared pretty quickly!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thirsty Soul Stamp & Die Bundle, Be EncouragedSpecial Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle; paper- white, SU! Misty Moonlight, scrap dp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Copics, double-sided tape, rhinestones, ribbon, foam dimensionals.

grunge gears

Hello! Today I am sharing two cards featuring a fun, new stencil from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June release that is great for creating masculine cards and projects.

Product links: Grunge Gears Stencil, Truth Quotes 1, Time Well Spent, Gear Up.

To begin, I made a set of four cards by creating the backgrounds on a full-size sheet of cardstock, 8 1/2″ x 11″. Then I cut it into quarters and layered on a sentiment. Super easy and fun!

First, I randomly inked over the stencil tone-on-tone with kraft colored ink and cardstock.

Then I stamped various images over top in more neutral tones.

Here are the sets I used. After cutting the background into quarters, I die cut each piece before adhering to my card base, but you can skip that step.

I wanted to add a little more color to my second card design, so I pulled out a piece of nice green cardstock and stenciled with a green ink. A few images were stamped in green, and I stamped the pocket watch onto kraft cardstock and layered it on. The sentiment was stamped with black ink.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Grunge Gears Stencil, Truth Quotes 1, Time Well Spent, Gear Up; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Certainly Celery, black, kraft; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., enamel dots, Gina Marie Slash Stitched Rectangles.

special blooms

Good morning! Today I am sharing some cards using a new stamp & die set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June release. Floral images are always a favorite of mine, so I was eager to use this new set. If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll be happy to see that one image has a mug as well!

Product links: Special Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle (also sold separately).

I sort-of followed Julee’s sketch for my first card but I added the potted plant, so I shifted the layers a bit. Both of the flowers are popped with foam tape, and I went a bit old-school with some faux stitching (I miss that!).

I wanted my second card to be more CAS and I wanted to add some of the flowers in black & white. After getting my images on the card, I wasn’t quite sure where to put the sentiment, but I think it worked out. 🙂

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Special Blooms Stamp & Die Bundle; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, MME- Quilting Bee; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Copics, sequins, foam tape.

masculine birthday cards

Good morning! I have a few more cards to share using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps products. Today I have some masculine birthday cards. I used a LOT of products here…

Product links: Masculine Mash-UpShiplap BackgroundBirthday Wordfetti, Make A Wish, Mixed Up Stencil, Starry Night Stencil, Sunburst Layering Stencils, Numbers Dies, Speech Bubbles Dies, Script Sentiments, Spring Blossoms, Inspirational Word Art 2, Gnome-One Like You, and Friendship Is a Blessing.

My first two cards were for nephew’s birthdays. This year I decided to focus on the numbers rather than an image.

I used products from this month’s release for the camping card. “Enjoy” is from the Mixed Up Stencil.

My last card was for a combination Graduation/Birthday/Moving Away party. I thought the speech bubbles would be a fun way to get all of the sentiments onto one card!

Have a great day!

strike up some fun

Hello! Today I’m sharing two cards using products from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release. Do you know someone who likes to go bowling? Or maybe your kids get invited to bowling birthday parties? Maybe you are just looking to make a fun card? Most of us have bowled at least once in our life and this card would bring back fun memories.

Product links: Masculine Mash-UpShiplap Background, Boss Lady Alpha Dies, Bold Birthdays, Birthday Wordfetti.

I stamped the bowling image on the background of the front of the card, then added a square layer with a popped-up balloon. But…my favorite part is the inside.

I used the Shiplap Background to make the bowling lane and the alpha dies for my sentiment.

I stamped and fussy cut the ball and pins, then added them to a simple pop-up feature. To make the pop-up, I used a 1″ x 4 1/4″ strip and scored it at every inch (1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″). Then simply fold and glue the 1/4″ tab to make a square. Glue one side to the inside bottom, then add adhesive and “close” the top of the card to adhere the pop up to the card front.

I had some diecut letters left over and another fun sentiment in mind, so I made another card. This one is a CAS Mini Slim card so that I could fit all the letters across the bottom. This one is 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″. The ball and two pins were stamped again and popped-up. I stamped the “you’re” word from the Be Unique set.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Masculine Mash-UpShiplap Background, Boss Lady Alpha Dies, Bold Birthdays, Birthday Wordfetti; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Copics, MFT Die-Namics Cross Stitched Squares, rhinestones.

trust in the Lord

Good morning! Today I am sharing some cards using products from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release, along with some older favorites. I kept the backgrounds plain or light in color on the cards today so that the images and words would stand out.

Product links: Mixed Up Stencil, Faith Wordfetti, Too, Botanical Branches Bundle, Shiplap BackgroundTo-Do ListScribble Flowers Bundle (Bundles also sold separately).

For my first card, I lightly sponged a faint blue in the center. Part of the stencil was masked off and then sponged with blue and green inks. A small sentiment was added above in black. The branch was colored, die cut, and popped up with dimensionals.

I made a few of these cards and when I was done, I noticed a smudge of ink on the edge of one, so I die cut the card front and layered it onto a new base. Now I’m not sure which version I like better!

The Shiplap Background was stamped with a light gray ink on the second card. Then I added some words from the new To-Do List set and some favorite flowers (and that sweet bee!).

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mixed Up Stencil, Faith Wordfetti, Too, Botanical Branches Bundle, Shiplap BackgroundTo-Do ListScribble Flowers Bundle; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cool Caribbean, Lucky Limeade, Going Gray; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Copics, Gina Marie Slash Stitched Rectangles, rhinestones, dimensionals..

To-Do List

Hello! I’m sharing a different type of project today for the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release. I started making cards recently for our church card ministry and I thought it would also be nice to decorate some mini composition notepads that people can use for sermon notes, prayer journals, etc. I picked the notepads up at Walmart. They are pretty colors in packs of three.

Product links: To-Do List, Your Story, Scribble Flowers Bundle (also sold separately).

The new set, To-Do List, was perfect for this project, as well as the older set, Your Story. I combined them with some flowers… I couldn’t decide if I wanted to place the same color of flower on each notepad or mix them up, so I made some both ways!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy To-Do List, Your Story, Scribble Flowers Bundle; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Certainly Celery, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Copics, Scor-Tape, notepads.