Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas catch up

Hello! I have several Christmas cards and some scrapbook pages that I didn’t get to share so today I’ll post them all together here. The first two cards were actually made back in July for the Art Impressions new release for the summer trade show. The first card uses the 5193- Woodland Holiday Set. I also used the Hexagon Double Stitched Dies.

On my second card I used those same dies, along with 5192- Penguin Cheer Set. Both sets are so cute! Papers are from Doodlebug- home for the holidays. Sentiment is on Sizzix Ornate Labels.

I love, love, love the Simon Says Stamp Gnome dies! I will definitely be making more cards with those!

Here’s another ATC Coin I made for a swap. The Grinch stamp set is from Gina Marie Designs.

I wanted to add the extra sentiment but it wouldn’t quite fit so I added an extra scored circle to the back. Then I split the sentiment and added it to the inside.

I am not usually a scrapbooker but I made these pages for a friend so I made an extra set for myself! Love the lantern!

I used a Martha Stewart Looped Snowflake punch, retired Sweet ‘n Sassy Large Snowflake dies, Lawn Fawn Scripty Joy, Simon Says Stamp Kadyn Snowflake, Gina Marie Designs- Lantern, Pine Cone, Pine Needle Sprig set, and Ribbon Bow die set, Marianne Designs Sleigh die and tree die, Prima Forest Leaves dies, and SU! Detailed Deer Thinlits.

This starry night sky card was my shoebox project at an event in November. The stars are a Tim Holtz die. This card was CASED but I have no info where it’s from. Love the simplicity!

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get a head start and make a few Christmas cards each month. We’ll see how that goes (I say it every year).

Have a great day!

 

peace & joy

Hello! It has been a month since I’ve shared some cards and just as long since I’ve done much crafting. Family comes first. Our new granddaughter spent 16 days in the hospital but is home now and slowly improving. I’m also slowly getting back to finding time for stamping but first I’m trying to get caught up on Christmas. It’s less than a week away!

I don’t have any cards to share with the Sweet ‘n Sassy December release but it’s a fabulous one! Be sure to check out the new sets and all the samples the design team has been making with them. I do, however, have a few things that I didn’t share from previous releases. The Poinsettia Greetings stamp set is great and don’t feel intimidated by coloring it. Both of my cards were stamped with no coloring involved so you can make a bunch of these for your holiday cards. Get a start on next year and make a few each month…you’ll be glad you did!

I stamped the large flower twice on patterned papers and heat embossed them with gold e.p. After cutting them out, I popped the middle pink layer with some foam dots and added some tiny gold rhinestones to the center.

I stamped the flower with red ink onto gray cardstock for the second card. The silver metallic layer with diecut “joy” was leftover from a project last year. It made a perfect layer for this card.

My next two projects use the Trust in the Lord stamp set. I kept this card CAS to let the words stand out.

I also made a Faithdex card and added a paper-pieced hedgie from Fur-ever Friends.

I’ll be back with some more catching up. Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettia Greetings, Trust in the Lord, and Fur-ever Friends; paper- white, metallic red and silver, SU! Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey Bittersweet, love Nicole- season’s greetings; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Black, SU! Real Red; accessories- MISTI, gemstones, ribbon, felt snowflake, gold brad, twine, pop dots, paper doily, SU! Northern Flurry embossing folder, Stickles, paperclip, felt, leaf die.

snow much fun

Good morning! Today I have two cards with some more cute snowmen stamps from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! This set is called Snow Much Fun.  And if you haven’t checked out SNSS’s birthday sale yet, it’s not too late! This sale runs all month long. No code needed!

I die cut an oval shape from plain copy paper for my first card and used it as a stencil to sponge on a bit of blue. The I stamped the flakes and sentiment and popped the snowman up. There’s a little Stickles that doesn’t show in the photo.

I also popped up the second snowman…this time in front of a die cut window with patterned paper behind it. If you look closely, there’s some subtle red snowflakes stamped on the red cardstock base.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snow Much Fun; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Gumball Green, and Lemon Lime Twist, doodlebug- home for the holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red and Bashful Blue; accessories- MISTI, Stickles, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 22, foam dimensionals, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Copics, circle punches.

 

Folk Art Snowflakes

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps November Release Hop! There’s another fabulous 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, November 20.

And check out SNSS’s birthday sale!

For today’s hop I used the Folk Art Snowflakes stamp set to create two cards. For my first one I used non-traditional colors, a mustard-y yellow and dark gray. The colors are well suited for the folk art style. This set is so pretty!

Here I used the flakes with a traditional red Christmas color and kept it monochromatic.

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

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Folk Art Snowflakes; paper- white, black, SU! Real Red and Crushed Curry, MME- Breeze; ink- SU! Real Red, Crushed Curry and Basic Grey; accessories- MISTI, Stickles, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges 2, rhinestones, ribbon, foam dimensionals.

cheerful snowmen

Good morning! Today I have two cards with a sweet snowmen stamp set from the new November release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!  We all love snowmen and this set is a must-have…so adorable! It’s called Cheerful Snowmen and they are aptly named… sure to bring a smile to all who receive them! (While you are on the site, be sure to check out the birthday sale. SNSS is turning 12!)

How cute is this snowy fella with his banner? Instead of coloring in his scarf, I dotted it with my marker tip.

My second card was inspired by one that was done maybe 8 or 10 years ago but I still love the look of the snowflakes punched with small circle punches. It really gives a whimsical feel to it!

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

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Cheerful Snowmen; paper- white, SU! Marina Mist, Kiwi Kiss, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Stickles, Die-Namics Blueprints 31 and Stitched Basic Edges 2, circle punches, corner rounder, Spellbinders Circle dies, stapler.

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.