Category Archives: Christmas

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!

sparkle & shine

Good morning! I’m on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog today with two more cards for the January release. Today I used Sparkle & Shine, Sweater Weather, Warm Winter Friends, and my own set, Snowy Hello, which has returned and is now available with dies! Dies are also available separately if you previously purchased the set.

I created my own background for the first card and die cut some circles to make it a little whimsical. The sweater was paper pieced, and I stamped the words on the front.

I couldn’t just toss the partial circle that I cut from the background, so I added it to my second card, along with a few more circles. I love that the Snowy Hello set now has Dies!

To make the background, I first smooshed some Distress inks onto my work surface. Then the ink was spritzed with water and I laid the cardstock on top. Repeat several times and dry as needed. When finished and dry, I stamped the flakes over top.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sparkle & Shine, Sweater Weather, Warm Winter Friends, and Snowy Hello; paper- white, SU! Cool Caribbean, Buckaroo Blue, Granny Apple Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress- Salvaged Patina, Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 21, Stickles.

snow friend like you

I have another card to share today. I was asked to guest design for the Art Impressions blog today and the theme is “Get In Shape…shaped cards…no squares or rectangles”. Well, I do love a shaped card! 🙂

I used a sweeeet snowman, bunny, and bird image from Ai 4935- Sparkle & Cheer Set, along with an old mitten shaped die (Spellbinders Nested Mittens) to create my “cold weather friends” card.

If you don’t have a mitten die, you can easily draw your own pattern or use clip art to make one. Keep the top fold of the card base slightly below the top of the mitten to create the fold. Then add an additional mitten to the front. I embossed the front mitten with Sizzix Knit Set embossing folder and sponged some ink (SU! Pool Party) on it before adhering it to the card front. The images were colored with Copics.

Have a great Thursday!

Isaiah 7:14

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas! Lately I’ve been wanting to jump back in to do some more bible journaling with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and the name Emmanuel kept coming to mind. Whether you spell it with an “I” (Hebrew) or an “E” (Greek), it means the same… “God with us”.

Here I used SNSS Joyful Alpha, Born This Day, Starry Night Stencil, and Bitty Hearts Stencil. I also used a Memory Box Star of Wonder die for the gold star. The manger was stamped and colored on white cardstock and cut out to adhere.

I started by swiping various colors of ink cubes onto a scrap strip of white cardstock. Then I stamped the letters and cut them out.

I masked a triangle to brush the blue & yellow inks and then stenciled the stars & hearts. I messed up on the yellow hearts so they’re hard to see but it’s not about the artwork, right?!

Have a great day!

sending a blizzard

Hello! There’s just two more weeks left of the Anything Goes challenge and a big giveaway at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!

How do you share to enter? 
Simply upload your NEW creations to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps VIP Facebook Group in our
DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Album.
If you aren’t already a member you’ll definitely want to join for this awesome giveaway!

Today I have two cards to share using the Cheerful Snowmen and Winter Hugs stamp sets. For my first card, I punched a bunch of 1 1/2″ circles, then layered them onto a 3 3/4 x 5 panel and trimmed off the extra. I simply stamped the snowflake on each…love this color combo!

I LOVE the snowmen in this set but for my second card, I decided to use the little bird and layer him over an extra embossed piece of white cardstock laying in my pile. I also used some scraps of patterned paper and an extra sentiment strip so this came together rather quickly.

Be sure to play along with us and upload your projects for a chance to win!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Cheerful Snowmen and Winter Hugs; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Pool Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., circle punch, Fun Stampers Journey Falala Bold embossing folder, foam tape.

Gnomie, it’s cold outside!

Good morning! Can you believe that December is here already? The cold weather is here too, so today I pulled out one of my favorite Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps images to make a few cards. This month, the theme at SNSS is Anything Goes! Do you love the gnome trend? Me too!

How do you share to enter? 
Simply upload your NEW creations to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps VIP Facebook Group in our
DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Album.
If you aren’t already a member you’ll definitely want to join for this awesome giveaway!

I used the Winter Gnomes image of the gnome with a mug and some wintery patterned papers. The layout is the same yet they are different. I don’t know which is my favorite.

Be sure to play along and upload your projects…we’d love to see what you’re creating!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Gnomes; paper- white, SU! Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal, Copics, foam tape, circle punches, sequins.

Stamp & Swap projects

Today I’m sharing some projects that I made for our recent Stamp & Swap gathering, an all-day stamping event with friends. It’s always a fun time to get together with friends!

The first one is a card I made for my “shoebox”. Everyone prepared supplies for all of the attendees to make their project. I used the Spellbinders Sharyn Sowell Tree Picking die with some Paper Studio Christmas Plaid paper from Hobby Lobby to create a Double Z-Fold card. I also used the Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder and the sentiment is from the retired Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Wondrous Miracle.

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 11 and the front strip is 7/8 x 11. Both were scored @ 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. The plaid layers are 2 1/2 x 4 and 4 x 5 1/4. The black is 2 1/2 x 4, and the white embossed piece is 2 3/8 x 3 7/8.

The red die cut was just a bit too long for the card front, so I cut the cat off the end and adhered it under the tree as I saw in another card sample (unknown).

I participated in 2 swaps…the first is the 6×6 recipe swap. For this one I used some old wood mounted Cambell’s kid and soup can stamps (1997 Stamp Affair- J1860, L1867) . The oval in the center was computer generated.

The other swap I participated in is the ATC Coin swap. Here I used Rubber Stampede Charlie Brown XMAS Tree, SNSS Christmas Wordfetti and Cheerful Snowmen (snowflakes).

My last project is a stamped note cube. These are not sticky notes, just a stack of paper glued on one side. I have some of these left from many years ago so I don’t have a source but you can search for blank note cube. The SU! Poinsettia Petals set was used with Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, and Hello Honey inks. Some Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers. When finished, I wrapped it up in a cello bag.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp & Swap thank you cards

This past weekend we held our 6th annual Stamp & Swap event. Our friend, Lou Ann, does an awesome job heading it up and keeping us organized! It’s always a great day to spend crafting with friends. Each year we are blessed to have a few companies donate some of their products to our door prizes and “goodie bags”. We are SO grateful and want them to know how much they are appreciated. Here’s five cards that I made to send out to them. (Our friend Lisa also made one for Stampendous).

Art Impressions- I used 5002- Sloth-some Set and 5135- Hexagon Double Stitched Dies. This also fits the current Ai Challenge!

My Favorite Things- Gifts from Santa & Dies, Evergreen Die-Namics and Stitched Basic Edges 2.

Unity Stamp Company- Crafty Girl.

Lawn Fawn- Fairy Friends and Long Distance Hugs.

Clearly Besotted- Look For Rainbows. (The turtle here is on an Art Impressions Action Wobble!)

Many, many thanks to these companies for helping to make our get-together a success!

letter tiles

Good morning! I have two more projects to share with stamps and dies from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. Here I used the Letter Tiles AlphaWonder of ChristmasChristmas WordfettiGeometric Background, and the re-released Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set.

The new Letter Tile Alpha is fun to create with and the team has used it to make some great bible journaling pages too! First I stamped some letters on the die cut ornament tags, masked them, and stamped/sponged the background.

Next, I stamped a few letters in a square to say “home”. The Geometric Background was masked and stamped for the roof. I made a tiny heart with a red Copic marker and drew some grass.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Wonder of Christmas, Christmas WordfettiGeometric Background, and Letter Tiles Alpha; paper- white, silver; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Garden Green; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set, Copics, rhinestones.

antique ornaments

Hello! Today I am sharing a few cards using the Antique Ornaments set (sold in a bundle and separately). I also used Wonder of Christmas (also sold in a bundle and separately), Pinecone Background, and Spectacular Snowflakes.

There’s just something about antique ornaments that brings back memories and evokes feelings of nostalgia. I instantly remember the bubble lights that accompanied them! My cards today were created with those images and memories in mind. In fact, my first card was colored to resemble an antique Christmas card.

I threw out traditional colors in my second card and went with colorful, old-fashioned ornaments.

My last card started out monochromatic but then I decided to add some green branches to hang it from.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Antique OrnamentsWonder of ChristmasPinecone Background, and Spectacular Snowflakes; paper- white, SU! Gable Green, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo, Bashful Blue, Dapper Denim; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, 1/8″ hole punch, silver cord, rhinestones, Stickles.