Category Archives: Sweet ‘n Sassy

flamingo pocket letter

Hello! It’s the first day of Summer so I thought I’d share a summery project today. Last week I revisited the Pocket Letters. It’s been 3 1/2 years since I last created one so I agreed to do a swap.

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Be a Flamingo and Life & Lemons stamp sets. If you aren’t familiar with pocket letters, it is basically a baseball card sleeve which is filled with 9 ATC size (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) creations. When done, it easily folds into thirds and slips into a business size envelope. Kind of like a pen pal letter made up of baseball sized cards.

Here’s a few closer pics…

On the back I thought it would be fun to include a few summer recipes along with my notes to her. I also made a simple mini book that was tucked in the bottom left pocket. The arrows are from the Note This stamp set.

To make the little mini book, I just sort of winged it and quickly came up with my own measurements. I started with a 2 1/4 x 4 piece of cardstock for the cover and scored it @ 2. Then I cut 5 pieces of copy paper 2 1/8 x 3 7/8 and folded them in half. I layered them and trimmed the edge a bit, then inserted it in the cover and stapled it all together with a Tiny Attacher (mini stapler).

It’s fun to create something other than a card. These look so much cuter in person. I hope you try one!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be a Flamingo, Life & Lemons and Note This; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Pink Pirouette, Echo Park- Summer Fun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, The Paper Studio yellow doily, EK Success Pineapple punch, Dymo label maker, SU! Decorative Label and oval punch, Die-Namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window & Banner Strip dies, Couture Creations Pretty in Pink embossing folder (flamingoes), Stickles, gemstones.

count it all joy

Good morning! There’s a fun release this month at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Today I’m sharing two projects with the new Life & Lemons stamp set. I also used a few images from Mer-mazing. AND…. for a limited time, when you order Life & Lemons, you will also receive the Squeeze the Day printable for FREE! It will be emailed to you separately once your order is completed.

For my first card, I cut away half of the card front. The lemon slice was stamped in various colors for lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit.

The jar and part of the sentiment are actually on the inside.

Next I stamped some images from both of the lemon and mermaid sets on the background. I tried to keep them on the lighter side so the words would show better.

The jar and flower were popped with foam dimensionals.

I “squeezed” in another card quick with the FREE printable! 🙂 I put the images together in Photoshop but you could resize them in a Word document, print them out, cut and layer.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Life & Lemons, Mer-mazing, and Squeeze the Day printable; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Only Orange, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Wild Wasabi, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink; accessories- MISTI, Copics. Darice Lemon embossing folder, baker’s twine, foam dimensionals, rhinestones.

lemon squeezy

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy June Release Hop! Visit the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration and a chance to win! Just 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.

When I saw this cute Life & Lemons stamp set, I had lots of fun ideas for it. Here’s two CAS cards I made which also use the Sweet & Simple Alpha, God is Bigger, and His Love stamp sets. Need a note of encouragement to send? Here you go…

I also stamped two of the lemons and turned one into a lime for my second card. Draw a simple face on them to give them character!

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!

Now go check out Jane’s blog!

 

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Life & Lemons, Sweet & Simple Alpha, God is Bigger, and His Love paper- white, black, SU! Wild Wasabi, Recollections Chevron; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight; accessories- MISTI, Copics.

Mer-mazing card and gift bag

Good morning! If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a FUN new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Today I’m sharing two projects with the adorable Mer-mazing stamp set by SNSS’s newest illustrator, Jenn Nilsson.

First, I made an acetate tent card with the sweet mermaid and sea gull. I started with a 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 piece of cardstock and scored it @ 1 3/4, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, and 9 1/4. Mountain fold all scored lines except the 8 1/4 score which is Valley folded. I die cut some waves on the top & bottom sections of the front and then a piece of clear acetate was attached to them.

I added some blingy stickers to the acetate for bubbles, the center of the flower in her hair, and even placed one for a belly button. lol.

I love to decorate gift bags but don’t do it often enough! So I thought the little mermaid would be a cute way to dress up this plain chevron bag.

I gave her some fun hair color this time and popped her up on some banner die cuts. (I even made a small dent in the eyelets still in my stash!)

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mer-mazing; paper- white, SU! Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana, Echo Park- Party Time; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear acetate, Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders, glitter stickers (Stampendous Dot Sparklers Gold and Starform Turquoise/Silver, gift bag, Art Impressions 5134- Banner Double Stitched Dies, Darice Mermaid Scales embossing Folder, eyelets, baker’s twine.

sweet of you

Hello! Here’s a card I made with an older Sweet ‘n Sassy set, Sweet as Honey. Like many SNSS sets, this one is great for both card making and bible journaling. It’s a pretty simple one…I stamped the words and honeycomb onto the background paper. Then I layered some more papers on and stamped/popped up the bee.

Don’t forget there’s only a few days left to get the May Stamp of the Month: Peony Cluster for free!

Have a great evening!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet as Honey; paper- white, black, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, pearls, foam dimensionals.

peony with love

Hello! Today I am sharing another card using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from this month’s release. Here I used the May Stamp of the Month: Peony Cluster…such a pretty set!

I stamped the flowers tone on tone with some pink ink and paper for the background. Then I stamped the flowers again with black on white cardstock for a striking border layer. Then one flower in the image was colored and cut from a third stamping to add as a focal image. I also cut the card base a bit narrower to a 4″ width to allow the leaves to hang off the edge on the left. This way, it will still fit an A2 envelope!

Head to the Sweet ‘n Sassy store to find all sorts of great images and if you spend $75, you’ll get this beautiful set for FREE! 🙂

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy May Stamp of the Month: Peony Cluster; paper- white, black, SU! Petal Pink; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Petal Pink; accessories- Copics, pearls.

paw-some pals

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from this month’s release. Here I used Paw-some Pals. There’s seven cats and dogs in this set to choose from! I picked three for my first card and stacked them up!

For my second card I thought it would be fun to paper piece them. I don’t think I can pick a favorite. lol. I added the bow to one for a bow tie and added the bone to the sentiment.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Paw-some Pals; paper- white, SU! Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, DCWV- Pet Stack, Making Memories- Chloe’s Closet; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, foam dimensionals, SU! large oval punch.

SNSS May Release Hop

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy May Release Hop! We’re excited about the new stamps available in the shop this month and want to share the projects we’ve been working on with you! Hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration! Plus, there’s a GIVEAWAY! Leave a little comment love on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop.

I made two cards to share using the new sets Freedom in Christ and Paw-some Pals. I also used two previous sets with awesome sentiments, Scripty Thoughts and Be Encouraged 2. My first card combines the two new sets. Is it coincidence that there’s a cat and a birdcage in the same release? I think not. lol.

I used a paint chip to stamp the birdcage on for my second card and paired it with an encouraging sentiment.

Now go check out Jane’s blog!

Thanks for hopping with me! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Freedom in Christ, Paw-some Pals, Scripty Thoughts and Be Encouraged 2.; paper- white, SU! Pool Party, paint chip, Basic Grey Urban Prairie; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Black; accessories- enamel dots, pearls, Copics.

watercolor peonies

Hello! I recently tried the No-Line Watercoloring technique and took a few pics along the way. I used the pretty Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp of the Month set, Peony Cluster.

Let me first say… I quickly realized that I need a LOT of practice. And patience. LOL. BUT…it was fun! I still think it turned out to be a pretty card. Thankfully I wasn’t going for realistic colors or perfection. 😉

I started with a piece of this >> watercolor paper. I have to say that I really liked the thinner watercolor paper to layer onto a card. I was going lighter with the water but I also liked that I had no issues with pilling. I definitely want to try it some more! I first used two colors of ink smooshed on an acrylic block and a waterbrush to apply a light wash of color to the background. (Tape it down first to avoid warping).

Next I stamped the image with Distress Antique Linen. It was a bit darker than I think it should have been so next time I’ll try stamping it off once first.

The piece was taped back down and I decided to start with the leaves. Oh my…I quickly lost patience and kind-of just did my own thing on them. LOL.

When I started with the flowers, I went back and forth between two so that they would have drying time. As I moved on to the other two, though, I was able to color each flower separate. Remember to work on sections that are not touching and then come back to the adjacent sections when it’s dry.

After I finished the flowers, I added some green around them and blended it to fade out. Then I used all 4 flower colors to flick some speckles with the brush.

I die cut the panel and added a sentiment.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Peony Cluster; paper- Northwoods watercolor paper, SU! Peach Parfait; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Antique Linen; accessories- Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, waterbrush, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, rhinestones.

pawprints on your heart

Last month I needed some pet sympathy cards. I still think sympathy cards are the toughest…they need to be just right, you know? Here’s two CAS cards that I came up with.

I love that the Sweet ‘n Sassy Puppy Love and Kitty Love sets have several images to choose from. So many breeds and personalities to fit the need!

I started with a Park Lane Tree embossing folder. Then I sponged some blue sky, fading it out, and some green for grass. After stamping the dogs, I added some grass from the Through The Trees stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Puppy Love and Through The Trees; paper- white, black, SU! Pistachio Pudding; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz; accessories- Park Lane Tree embossing folder.