Category Archives: Christmas

Deck the Halls

Hello! Just a quick post to share two Christmas cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy’s new Deck the Halls stamp set. This set is pretty versatile and I love that popcorn string! I stamped the holly inside the bulb on my first card…

For my second card I stamped the bulb onto three patterned papers with foil designs.

The shimmer….

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Deck the Halls; paper- white, silver, DCWV Touch of Foil Stack, American Crafts- Noel; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red, Archival Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Gemini Jr., Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments embossing folder, Sharpie white paint pen, foam dimensionals, silver cord, rhinestones.

 

Warmth of Christmas

Hey… we’re already a few days into September! That means fall is just around the corner AND there’s a fun new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! In the crafting industry, September is also quite often the month companies are gearing up for Christmas so you have plenty of time to get your holiday cards and projects done. So today I’m sharing 2 cards with the Warmth of Christmas stamp set from this month’s release. On my second card, I also used Puppy Love.

The black color of these silhouette images caught my eye on the stamp label and so I decided to make my cards with a striking red & black color combo. The wreath was stamped in green, though, to help it stand out.

The fireplace is such a great image and I thought the dog would make this card even more warm & homey. I grabbed a scrap of patterned paper for the buffalo plaid background but here’s a great set to make your own!

Have a great day and go check out all the new stamps in this month’s release!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Warmth of Christmas and Puppy Love; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Love Nicole- Season’s Greetings; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Garden Green and Real Red; accessories- MISTI, Copics, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Blueprints 20, circle punches, foam dimensionals, clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones.

by the sea

Good morning! Today I have 3 cards to share using the Sweet ‘n Sassy By The Sea stamp set from the new release. I also used the July Stamp of the Month, Sentimental Wordfetti. My first card is pretty simple. I lightly “swiped” an ink cube across the panel for some texture, then stamped the image over top. The umbrella was paper pieced.

I stamped/masked the shells and starfish to coordinate with my sentiment on the second card!

And I masked the shells again on my last card to create a Christmas card. I tore a piece of paper and repeatedly sponged the edge for the background.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy By The Sea and Sentimental Wordfetti; paper- white, black, kraft, SU! Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana, Confetti Cream, Echo Park- Petticoats & Pinstripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Pool Party, MFT Kraft, Gina K. Cherry Red; accessories- MISTI, Copics, rhinestones, pearls, Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders, sponge, Clear Wink of Stella.

born in a stable

Good morning! I thought I was done sharing Christmas projects for the season but today I have one more. The holidays were so busy that I didn’t have time to get a Christmas bible journaling page done yet…so I got one done a few days late.

I first applied some Recollections watercolor crayons to the page and blended them with a baby wipe. Then I stamped with Versafine Black ink and heat set it. Here I used some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps: Season of Love (retired), Just Be, Note This, Common Words 1 (retired), Love Ya Like a Sister Alpha, Outline Alpha, My Creator (retired).

The watercolor crayons shimmer although you can’t see that in the photos. I also added a bit of gold washi to the bottom.

Have a great day!

 

merry and bright

Just popping in with one last Christmas card (I think lol). I don’t know if this style has a name but I made another card which has an open middle in the card front with the image panel bridging the top and bottom sections. I prepared this card for an event we had in the beginning of November. Each lady that attended was able to make this card as they got to my place at the tables.

I used the SU! Watts of Occasions stamp set and the Darice Light Bulb embossing folder (which matches perfectly!).

I colored the yellow bulb with a marker but stamped the green one onto a separate piece of green cardstock, cut out the tree, and layered it on top.

Happy New Year’s Eve…Have a safe night!

stamps- SU! Watts of Occasions; paper- white, green, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- yellow marker, Darice Light Bulb embossing folder.

Christmas Circlet MTF

Good morning! Today I have another card that I made for the summer trade show. This one uses one of Art Impressions’ Circlets, 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF. When closed, you can peek through each fold to the images inside. What a sweet winter scene!

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base and scored in 3 5/8″ from each end.

Here’s the front of the card opened. It was die cut around the candy cane signpost.

The right side is die cut around the house and tree…

When fully opened, Santa appears!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Circles, Stickles.

from our home to yours

Hello! Just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope your day is blessed and wishes for a great year ahead! Here’s a few more cards to finish out the holiday season. Next year I hope to get back into my old routine of making a few Christmas cards each month. It is such a big help!

Here I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pine, and Texture Tiles 3 to make a few CAS cards. For the first one, I turned the cookies into ornaments and hung them from the branches.

Love these cookie images!

The texture images in each texture tiles set are fun and easy to create backgrounds.

Have a Merry Christmas!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pine, and Texture Tiles 3; paper- white, red, light green,  SU! Pear Pizzazz, scrap of designer paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, SU! Old Olive, Real Red, and Soft Suede; accessories- Copics, rhinestones.

joy wood slice

Hello! I have a card to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Wood Backgrounds, Lynzee Script Alpha and Winter Birds stamp sets.

Do you like the wood slice ornaments that are painted? Here I mimicked those by stamping the wood slice image and painting the center black with acrylic paint. I then heat embossed the joy with an alpha set and added a few berries and leaves. This gives the look of the wood ornaments without the bulky slice (and makes it mailable!).

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Wood Backgrounds, Lynzee Script Alpha and Winter Birds ; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, doodlebug- Home for the Holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, Versamark, SU! Crumb Cake; accessories- WOW white pearl embossing powder, rhinestones, black acrylic paint, foam brush, Copics, baker’s twine.

doves of peace

Good morning! I have 2 cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Doves of Peace stamp set. I also used Texture Tiles 3 and Thrill of Hope.

I thought the texture stamp on the first card would be a perfect background to mimic the water used in baptism.

The second card is a CAS Christmas card because we all need a little “quick & easy” during the holidays! Here I simply heat embossed the images in white and added a silver strip to the left.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Doves of Peace, Texture Tiles 3 and Thrill of Hope; paper- white, black, navy, silver, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! Baja Breeze and Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- white embossing powder, rhinestones, pearls, Clear Wink of Stella.

Truckin’ Through the Seasons notepad tin

Quite a few years ago these tins were popular to decorate and place a Staples note pad inside. They are approx. 5×7 and I still have a stack of them in my basement…anyone else? lol. I recently needed to make a small gift and I couldn’t find what I needed for the project I had planned…so I looked around for another idea and found these tins.

I decided to create it as a Christmas notepad tin and I immediately knew I wanted to use the cute truck die! It’s the Spellbinders October 2018 Large Die of the Month- Truckin’ Through the Seasons die set. And it’s awesome! I also wanted to pair it with the buffalo plaid that is so popular right now. This one is Concord & 9th Plaid Background. The sentiment is from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Home for the Holidays set. I added some Crystal Effects to the window and embossed the trees with a Buffalo Plaid embossing folder!

Spellbinders truck tin diane zechman

Inside the tin I added a pocket on the left (which I inserted a little die to add with the gift) and above it I attached the December calendar with removable tape (so it can be switched out).

Spellbinders truck tin inside diane zechman

The little truck is so cute, it will be fun to use in other seasons too!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Home For The Holidays, Concord & 9th Plaid Background; paper- white, black, red, silver, SU! Real Red, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, and Coastal Cabana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- tin, Spellbinders October 2018 Large Die of the Month- Truckin’ Through the Seasons die set and Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three, Crystal Effects, Staples notepad and pen, Scor-Tape, corner rounder, Marianne Creatables tree (LR0136), Park Lane Buffalo Plaid embossing folder.