Category Archives: cards, etc.

church family

Hello! I’m sharing two more cards for the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps April release here. For these, I was focusing on the new Church Family stamp set. I received this set at the perfect time, as I was recently asked to make cards for our church’s card ministry. This set will surely get a lot of use!

Product links: Song Birds (also sold in a Bundle with Dies), Church Family (Stamp of The Month), His Wings Bundle (also sold separately), and Grunge Grid Stencil.

For the first card, I kept it CAS. I rounded one corner and stamped the bird image. Then I masked the bird and brushed ink over the stencil. The words were added (I love this sentiment), and I stamped & popped up another wing for a little dimension.

I picked some masculine colors for the second card and brushed the same stencil onto vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped two feathers onto the background and diecut/popped up a third feather. The “missing you” is another sentiment that’s perfect for these cards that I’m making.

I hope you have a blessed Easter!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Song Birds (also sold in a Bundle with Dies), Church Family, His Wings Bundle (also sold separately); paper- white, vanilla, navy, SU! Garden Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Garden Green; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Grunge Grid Stencil, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles, corner rounder, Stickles, twine, foam dimensionals.

song birds

Good morning. The weather is finally feeling like spring here and even God’s creatures seem to be celebrating. Do you hear the birds singing? We have a nest with eggs and I’m not sure what type of bird is living there as I haven’t seen them yet. Birds are in the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps April release too. It’s another great one!

Product links: Song Birds (also sold in a Bundle with Dies), Church Family (Stamp of The Month).

I made two fun fold cards with this set. For the first one I cut off half of the card front and turned it, using it for the layered panel. Start with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock and score/fold at 5 1/2″. Then cut the card front at 2 3/4″. Turn the trimmed piece and layer it back on.

I stamped part of the image again, trimmed, and placed it on the inside. Part of the image was also stamped lightly in the corner with the words.

For my second card, I made a Double Triangle Fun Fold card with a belly band to close it following directions in this video. Don’t be intimidated by the triangles…they’re actually squares folded in half. It’s easy to put together!

No coloring on this one made it a snap to make several quickly and the navy color gives it an elegant feel.

I added the bird to the inside as well and stamped a sentiment from the Church Family set. My patterned paper was one-sided so the inside remained white.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Song Birds (also sold in a Bundle with Dies), Church Family; paper- white, SU! Polished Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Bazzill Basics- Vintage Marketplace, The Paper Studio- Flower Cluster with Berries, SEI- Think Of Me; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Picked Raspberry, SU! Misty Moonlight; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, MFT Die-Namics Cross Stitched Circles, Penny Black- Zig-Zag Stackers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol. SU! Scripty embossing folder, Gina Marie Stitched Circles, adhesive pearls.

praying for you

Hello! I have one more card to share this month using the Forever Loved stamp set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps March release.

Product links: Forever Loved. This set also has Dies and is available in a Bundle.

I chose a black & white patterned paper here and simply cut a curved diecut edge. The flower was cut and popped up with foam tape. This stylized flower has many possibilities for coloring, and I know that I will get a ton of use from the beautiful sentiments alone!

Check out this pretty set…

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Forever Loved; paper- white, black, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, Cross Stitch Circles, foam tape, pearls.

puddle jumpers

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today I have two cards using another new set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps March release. This one is called Puddle Jumpers… it’s perfect for the Spring weather that finally arrived!

Product link: Puddle Jumpers

I cut the little girl out and placed her on a tag for my first card. She is also cute with the puddle underneath her, but my tag wasn’t tall enough for both. I did find some little raindrop gems to add to the card!

I did a little experimenting on my second card. There’s a really cute puddle image in the set but I wanted to see if the cloud would work as a puddle too (minus the splashes). I should have stamped it a bit lower, but I think it worked ok. How cuuute is the tiny paper boat? ♥

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Puddle Jumpers; paper- vanilla, Echo Park- Sunny Days Ahead; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags, Park Lane Raindrop Gems, enamel dots.

more recent cards

Good morning! This is a very image heavy post today but I have quite a few cards to share. Thanks for sticking with me! I’ll try to keep the text short. 🙂

The first card uses the Art Impressions 5319- Birthday Set5317- MB Template Dies5318- MB Envelope Dies5323- MB Wall Accessories, and 5324- MB Cat Accessories. I made this one a few months ago and overlooked it in my files. These are so fun to create and fold up so tiny!

My second card was made in support of Ukraine and was given to someone who has family in shelter there. Praying for everyone in this horrible situation. I used SNSS Beautiful Bouquets Bundle, SNSS Script Background, Sunny Studio Frilly Frames- Lattice, and SU! Stitched So Sweetly dies.

A masculine birthday card using Sizzix Circuit embossing folder and MFT Block Happy Birthday die. The small sentiment is Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti.

I made a set of CAS thank you cards for a friend who’s father passed away. SU! Punch Party, Trio of Tags Dies, and Evergreen Forest embossing folder.

The next two cards use SU! Forever Fern, The Paper Studio- Eucalyptus paper, MFT Stitched Basic Edges and Scalloped Stitched Basic Edges, and Sizzix Layered Ovals. Colors- Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Soft Seafoam.

A special card for a birthday girl! MFT Friendly Unicorns & Dies, Color Blast Die, and Grassy Hills Die, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti and Puffy Clouds Stencil.

I made a cute gnome shadow box card with Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Dies, and MFT Hanging With My Gnomies.

Next is two cards with SU! Hand-Penned Petals and Hand-Penned Memories & More cards & envelopes. I also used the SU! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. On the first card I also used a sentiment from SU! Friendly Hello and SSS Stitched Circles Dies. On the second card I also used SU! Here’s A Card, SU! Brick & Mortar embossing folder, and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles. It was semi-cased from Elizabeth Price (Seeing Inkspots).

Simple black & white versions of a card using word dies… Hero Arts- Hello There stamp & die set.

I went with blue and browns for my bee card… SU! Honeybee Home, SU! Hive embossing folder, and circle punches.

A few alternates from the SU! January 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit. The embossed hearts are from an old Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder. These were scored to change them from a trifold card to a gatefold. I love shaped cards!

Altenew is known for their florals and the Simple Beauty set was used here to make some sympathy cards. The diecut edge is from MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2.

I am late getting a start on this year’s Christmas cards but I squeaked out a few with the TH Snarky Christmas Cat set.

Another masculine birthday card. These are harder for me! SU! Snowfront used here with some woodgrain paper.

And lastly, some diecut birthday cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Treats Stamp & Die Bundle, Sizzix Happy Birthday Drop-Ins Card Dies, Lawn Fawn Double sided adhesive sheets, and a bunch of 1/2″ cardstock strips!

Thanks for scrolling this far and have a great day!

a sheet of sympathy

Hello! I recently made a few sympathy cards with a little spin off from the OSW (One Sheet Wonders). A lady (Connie Trubey) has been making a lot of variations of these and she inspired me to re-visit the OSWs and try it her way. I can’t wait to make more!

Product links: Forever LovedSpread Your Wings Stamp & Die Bundle, and Leaf Branch Stencil. Spread Your Wings is also available separately… Stamp set and Die Set. Forever Loved also has Dies and is available in a Bundle.

I stamped a full sheet, 8 1/2 x 11, of cardstock and then cut it into four A2 size panels, trimming slightly to allow for layers. This creates four cards in a quick and easy way.

Here’s how I stamped the sheet. I didn’t have good lighting for this photo before it was cut but you can see how it was done. I didn’t worry about getting anything perfect and just “winged” it.

Tip: I VERY LIGHTLY scored the sheet halfway in both directions as a little guide to get started. You will be cutting on these lines later so they won’t show in the final card.

Supplies for making the background…

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Forever LovedSpread Your Wings Stamp & Die Bundle; paper- white, SU! Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Buckaroo Blue, Certainly Celery, and Gumball Green; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr.Leaf Branch Stencil, Stickles.

spread your wings

Hello, friends!  Today I have two cards for the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps March release. I could feel spring trying to come today and I don’t know about you, but I am ready for butterflies and flowers! This new butterfly set is called Spread Your Wings. I also used a new Leaf Branch Stencil and the previously released Script Background.

Product links: Spread Your Wings Stamp & Die Bundle, Leaf Branch Stencil, and Script Background. Spread Your Wings is also available separately… Stamp set and Die Set.

I love the blue & purple color combo in my first card. I brushed the stencil with the same shade of blue and stamped the script in a light gray. The measurements of the panels are: white- 2 x 3 3/4 and two 1 x 3 3/4, purple mats- 2 1/8 x 3 7/8, and two 1 1/8 x 3 7/8.

My second card is CAS. I decided to make a rainbow of butterflies and popped them all up with foam dimensionals. It still looked like it needed a bit of something so I threw on a few scattered rhinestones.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Spread Your Wings Stamp & Die Bundle, Script Background; paper- white, SU! Pool Party and Highland Heather; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Lovely Lipstick, Pixie Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Just Jade, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, and Highland Heather; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, Leaf Branch Stencil, rhinestones, foam tape, SU! Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

more beautiful bouquets

Hello!  Today I have two more cards with the Beautiful Bouquets set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps‘ February release. I also used the new Flower Bunch Background and some previous sets, Script Sentiments and Alleluia Lilies Dies.

Product links: Beautiful Bouquets Stamp SetBeautiful Bouquets DiesBeautiful Bouquets Bundle, Flower Bunch Background, Script Sentiments, Alleluia Lilies Dies.

The white and vellum diecut leaves tucked behind a layer on the first card are from the Alleluia Lilies Dies. The card was kept in blues except for the colored leaves.

I smooshed and spritzed some inks and picked up the color directly with the cardstock for the second card. When I stamped the flower background, I got a smudge of ink on the panel. Instead of throwing it all in the trash, I switched gears and changed my card design. A window was cut in the panel to eliminate the smudge, then I layered my flower image behind it.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Beautiful Bouquets Stamp Set, Flower Bunch Background, and Script Sentiments; paper- watercolor, white, black, vellum, SU! Bashful Blue, Buckaroo Blue, Prints Pack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Buckaroo Blue, Distress- Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, Beautiful Bouquets Dies, Alleluia Lilies Dies, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles, Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Peekaboo Circles, foam tape, rhinestones.

latte love

Hello! Do you have your valentines ready? It’s just around the corner and these two cards are fitting for both Valentine’s Day or any occasion for coffee lovers.

Product links: Latte Love, Latte Love Dies, Latte Love Bundle, Hugs & Kisses Stencil.

I don’t have the Latte Love Dies (yet!) so I fussy cut the cups. They are super quick and easy to color. The first card follows MojoSketch544.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Latte Love Bundle; paper- white, SU! Rococco Rose and Cherry Cobbler, Recollections- Valentine’s Day; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, Hugs & Kisses Stencil, Gina Marie Stitched Circles, Die-Namics Cross Stitched Circles, 2 1/2″ circle punch, heart enamel dots, foam tape.

beautiful bouquets

Hello, friends!  Today I have two cards for the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps‘ February release. This new set is called Beautiful Bouquets and it sure lives up to it’s name! This is a large set which includes five Bouquet images and several pretty sentiments to cover many occasions.

Product links: Beautiful Bouquets Stamp Set, Beautiful Bouquets Dies, Beautiful Bouquets Bundle, Hugs & Kisses Stencil.

When I finished coloring the first image, I wanted this large Bouquet to really stand out. I kept the card CAS with white-on-white layers. The slash-stitched layer is popped with foam tape.

Have you read the children’s book, Elmer? I have to say that is what I thought of when I stamped the second vase. LOL! It’s a cute story. I stuck with only three colors, though, for my “patchwork” kettle vase. 🙂 Most of the first layered panel got covered but I used the new Hugs & Kisses Stencil for those X’s and O’s in the background!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Beautiful Bouquets Stamp Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pink Pirouette, Doodlebug- Kraft in Color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pink Pirouette; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, Beautiful Bouquets Dies, Hugs & Kisses Stencil, Gina Marie Loopy Rectangles, Slash Stitched Rectangles, Scalloped Stitched Circles, SU! Oval Punch, rhinestone, enamel dots, foam tape.