Category Archives: cards, etc.

hello spring!

Good morning! Today I have some cards to share using the Springtime and Sentimental Mash-Up stamp sets from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. This cute spring set is a must have and the sentiment set will be a great go-to set for your cards! First I stamped the boots image and accented it with the little ladybug. The blue cardstock layers were leftover from die-cutting the frame for this card. I embossed them with a subtle texture embossing folder.

I’ve been wanting to try the Bridge Card fold so that’s where my inspiration for my second card started. I wanted the bottom piece across the front to be grass and the pieces all fell into place from there. These are SO fun and easy. I can see many more in the future!

This card does lay flat and fit in an A2 envelope for mailing!

There are a few variations on these, including horizontal and vertical cards. The measurements I followed are to start with a 4 1/4″ x 8″ base, scoring each end @ 1 1/4″ and 2 1/2″. The Bridge piece is 5 1/2″ wide x however tall you want it. Mine is about 1 3/8″ at the tallest peak after die-cutting the grass edge. My patterned paper layers are 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 and 2 7/8 x 4 1/8.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Springtime and Sentimental Mash-Up; paper- white, red, black, SU! Pool Party and Daffodil Delight, Echo Park- Sunny Days Ahead; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, ribbon, MFT- Grassy Hills, Stitched Scallop Squares Frames, Cross Stitch Squares, and Blueprints 26, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen and Standard Circles, SU! Subtle embossing folder, glue dots.

Springtime

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps February Release Hop! There’s another awesome release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re sharing our projects with you today! Hop along to the blogs linked below and leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, February 19.

For today’s hop I used the sweet new Springtime stamp set. I chose the little chick for my first card and put him in a cute frame.

For my second card, I used the boots and accented them with two of the cute butterflies in the set. Wouldn’t pink dotted boots be fun? You can make them any color you want!

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

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lucinde van Ballegooijen
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Springtime; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette, Echo Park- Happy Summer and Sunny Days Ahead; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals, Die-Namics Stitched Square Scallop Frames, Sizzix Dotted Squares, circle punches, Echo Park Enamel Dots.

birthday borders

Good morning! Today I have some cards to share with some border images and sentiments from the new Birthday Borders and Sentimental Mash-Up stamp sets from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. First I used a portion of the row of candles. I stamped them with gray ink so I could stamp the birthday word over top in black. They were colored to coordinate with the patterned papers. Then a single cupcake from the row of cupcakes was popped up.

For the second card, I repeatedly stamped the row of balloons in pink for a background. Then I stamped balloons again onto various scraps of the same patterned papers to adhere over several of the balloons.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Borders and Sentimental Mash-Up; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, My Mind’s Eye- Unforgettable; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, Distress Picked Raspberry; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals, adhesive pearls.

butterfly pop up

Good morning! I have a card today that I made for a stamping day with a few friends. I loved how it turned out! I started by casing a card by Cynthia Maynard and then I added a few more images including the black stripe and sentiment to it. (I can’t seem to find the original card now.) I really like the subtle background with the pop of the butterflies! I used the SU! Butterfly Basics stamp set (still one of my faves) and the Butterflies Thinlits. Only the center of the butterflies is glued down.

When I was finished with the card, I remembered the Lawn Fawn Butterfly Pop Up set of dies that I recently got at my friend’s shop. It was perfect for the inside!

Love that butterfly on the inside!

Have a great day!

winter hugs and lots of love

Good morning! Today I have 2 projects that use up some of those paper scraps laying around! I also used the adorable new Lots of Love, Love Wordfetti, and Winter Hugs stamp sets.

I cut my paper scraps into 1/2″ strips and created a simple striped background for my card. I hated to cover it up so I just added a small black strip for my image to sit on.

I had some strips leftover from my card so I used some more to create a few ATC Coins. I cut a few words from the Love Wordfetti set and added a bit of white paint pen to the stamped hearts.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Lots of Love, Love Wordfetti, and Winter Hugs; paper- white, black, paper scraps; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, circle punch, Stickles, white pen.

only a call away

Hello! Today I have some cards using some Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps from the December release, plus a few others. I’ve used Sympathy Morning Glories,  Vintage LoveArt Deco Alpha, So Thankful, and Typewriter Text Background. Here’s a CAS card with no layers except the popped up flower. The MISTI is awesome for getting those letters straight and placing the elements exactly where you want them! This is a great alpha! Next time I’ll color in those neat letters.

Another CAS card here…sometimes an understated image is better for certain occasions. I stamped the flowers monochromatic with the cardstock and layered onto a patterned paper background.

The typewriter from the Vintage Love set pairs perfectly with the Typewriter Text Background!

Have a great day!

 

a monochromatic challenge

Good morning! Today Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a VIP Stamp-a-thon in their VIP Facebook Group. It’s a perfect day for stamping here where I live because the forecast is snow! There’s several challenges plus Live Videos and I am starting them off with a monochromatic challenge. Here I have 3 cards that I made. The first one uses Sympathy Morning Glories. The whole front panel is popped with a sheet of craft foam.

My second card uses Happy Camper. I stamped and colored directly onto some patterned paper.

And my third card uses Winter Hugs. I normally would have colored all of these images but they are also great in a monochromatic tone!

Have a great day!

 

birthdays and carrots

Hello! Today is another catch up day. These cards were all made at different times last year. The first one was obviously for a 50th birthday party. I used the Altenew Build-A-Flower Chrysanthemum & matching dies. Her favorite colors are royal blue and light blue so I went with that and added the “50” in silver. The background is Crafter’s Companion Eternal Elegance Cut & Emboss folder. The number dies are retired from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

Ink colors used: SU! Soft Sky, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green.

Next is an acetate tent card that I made with the Spellbinders Party Kids die. Love those Spellbinders silhouette dies! You’ll be seeing more cards with those. I also used the SNSS Birthday Greetings and Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Cloud Borders dies. The clouds are by Whimsy Stamps.

Since you can’t open the card to sign the inside, I put the sentiment on the back and left space to write a message there. The punch is SU! Decorative Label.

When we visit Rhode Island, we like to stay at a bed & breakfast. The owner there has the largest carrot collection in the world! Last year when we stayed there, she was so kind to give me a rubber stamp from her collection…the sweet carrot I’ve used here to make her a set of monogrammed notecards. (She also does stained glass and I have a perfect stamp set for that…next time!)

The carrot is an old wood mount stamp by Hooks, Lines & Inkers. The alpha letter is SNSS’s Sunshine Girl Alpha.

The last card today is a beautiful swan die from a Spellbinders card kit- Golden Swan. I love it! The paper on the bottom is also from the kit and the sentiment is from SNSS Birthday Greetings.

 Happy Friday!

Lots of Love

Good morning! Today I have some projects with a valentine puppy and kitty from the adorable new Lots of Love stamp set from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! First, here’s a card with the puppy. I paper-pieced him a cute sweater and popped a square punched frame around him.

Next I made a Faithdex card with the kitty. Some of our design team gals have been having fun the past few months with these cards which are a spin-off of the Rolodex system.

They can be displayed on a spinner or in a box. Here’s another post from the first one I made with more info. I got this great white box HERE.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Lots of Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, square punch, Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees, foam dimensionals, SU! Scallop border punch, EK Success heart punch, enamel dots, mini stapler, Heidi Swapp Memorydex Oval dies.

Lots of Love Clear Stamp Set

you are my sunshine

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps January Release Hop! There’s another awesome release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re sharing our projects with you today! Hop along to the blogs linked below and leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog on Wednesday, January 22.

AND…Before I get to my card, be sure to check out the SNSS SALE going on!

For today’s hop I used last month’s Vintage Love with the Love Wordfetti set released this month. They pair together well! I kept the whole word set together and taped it to the lid of my MISTI, then inked and stamped the whole set for the background. I stamped the words again onto white cardstock and cut my sentiment to pop up with foam dimensionals.

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

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Love and Love Wordfetti; paper- white, black, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals.