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a few recent cards and a sneak peek!

Hello! I am sharing a couple of cards that I recently made PLUS I have a sneak peek of some new stamps and dies that will be available to order in the Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps shop tomorrow!

First, I created several cards with the Blooming Anemones stamp set and the Friend Word Die. Here’s two of my favorites. This would be pretty in so many color combinations! I created a reverse mask by die cutting the center of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock with a scalloped rectangle shape. The outside “frame” was placed over the front of my card and then I added three colors of ink to each one with dye based inks and blending brushes. When the center was filled in with color, I removed my mask and stamped the flower image with black ink. Then I layered two Friend die cuts and added it to the front and finished with a few sequins.

My next card was created with the Birds & Blooms stamp set. I needed a few sympathy cards and I almost always lean toward blues, greens, and purples. I skipped the purple here and kept the card CAS.

Are you ready for a sneak peek? Be sure to check out What’s NEW tomorrow! In the meantime, I’ll share a card and a tag I made. There’s FIVE products used here from the new release! ūüôā

EDIT: The SNSS products used here are Berry Branch Background, Delightfully Delicate Background, Christmas Wordfetti, Scallop Border Dies, Doily Border Dies, Mini Tags Dies, and Large Snowflakes Dies.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Blooming Anemones and¬†Birds & Blooms; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Baja Breeze, Distress Kitsch Flamingo, Abandoned Coral, and Squeezed Lemonade; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†Scor-Pal,¬†Gemini Jr.,¬†Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, sequins, rhinestones, SU! embossing folder.

2020 wrap up

Hello! Popping in with a second post to wrap up 2020. Some of these are recent projects and some I just never got around to sharing.

This masculine birthday card uses SU! Best Catch and Catch of the Day Thinlits, Old Olive paper and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next is a wintery card with one of the Anita Jeram kittens (Kittens and Mittens) from Colorado Craft Company.¬†Anita Jeram is the illustrator of the children’s book, Guess How Much I Love you.¬†Her designs are wonderful! The papers are MME- Merry Little Christmas.

The Fa la la framed art was made for a friend in our stamping group’s gift exchange. I started with a 7 Gypsies Shadow Box Tray. Dies: Spellbinders FaLaLa and Santa’s Parade (birds), Sizzix Endless Love Alpha, and Marianne Design tree- LR0136. Background paper: The Paper Studio- Silver Foiled Snowflake. The fence is a Martha Stewart Halloween punch with the bats removed and the wreath is a brad. The beaded snowflake is an old Jolee’s sticker and I added some Aleene’s True Snow around the tiny tree.

I was asked to make a name banner for a newborn baby with pink, gold, and butterflies. Here’s what I came up with. I used Momenta Banner and Alpha dies, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, Sizzix Bold Flora dies, and an SU! Butterfly punch.

SU! Love of Leaves fall thank you card in non-traditional colors!

A bible journaling page from August in Pop Art style. The printables were created by Diane Noble.

I made a bunch of Rae Dunn style mugs but only got two finished into tags. I guess I have a good start for next year. lol. These were inspired by some I saw on the internet. I typed and printed a skinny font. The tag and mug dies are MFT. The accent images are from Sizzix Festive Treats dies.

They’re so cute on a package!

Next, I have two more fall projects. The first one is with a vintage Rubber Stampede Halloween Snoopy stamp and some old Cuttlebug dies.

And last is a CAS masculine thank you card. I used Gina Marie Chevron BKGD cutting plate, Altenew Bold Thanks, and Prima Forest Leaves.

Have a great week!

virtual stamping 5

Good morning! It has been a month and a half since I shared the cards I’ve made while stamping “virtually” with my friends. We’ve been busy with our family and I haven’t had time to post them… so I am splitting them up. Here’s a few I made with¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†and I’ll share the others later this week.

My first card was for a Double Panel Gatefold challenge and I used Bee Sweet. Such a cute set! The paper is Pebbles- Garden Party.

Here’s how it opens…

and I stamped the inside to match.

This little tag wasn’t a challenge project but it coordinates with the card, so here you go. lol. I wanted a tag to attach to this fun bee ice cube mold and this set was perfect to use! I also used Die-Namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5 dies.

The next two were for a patriotic and flags/pennants challenge. I used God Bless America and the paper is Pebbles- Americana.

Here I used¬†Dount Worry for a Donut themed challenge. I made this a 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ card. The paper is Recollections- Girl Squad and I used Momenta Decorative Rectangle dies.

The inside…

The July Stamp of the Month is Summer Fruits… a fun, fruity new set just in time for summer! Here I used it for a sketch challenge. The paper is Pebbles- Tealightful.

My last pic today is also for a sketch challenge. I used Time Well Spent and Gear Up, pairing them with circle punches and the old Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder.

And HERE’s two more challenge cards that I already posted in case you missed them. Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

here we come a-caroling tag

Hello friends!¬† The¬†current¬†Ai Challenge is¬†‚ÄúTag It!‚Ä̬†and we are featuring the¬†new Art Impressions Thanksgiving & Christmas Clear Sets! Here I used 4936- Christmas Wonder Set to create my tag.

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I started with a 4×7 piece of kraft cardstock for the base and die cut the bottom edge with an old¬†PaperTrey Ink die, Edgers #2. The top corners were cut with a trimmer after tracing half of a 1″ square cut diagonally.

Then I sponged red ink over a stencil onto a 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 white cardstock for the diagonal stripes. A heart was diecut in the striped layer and I adhered patterned paper behind.

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These caroling critters are so sweet! I popped them up with foam dots. The lamppost and sentiment were added, along with some ribbons and trim. I finished it off with a red snowflake cut from Ai’s 4804- Snowflake Dies.

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Now it‚Äôs your turn to break out your favorite stamps,¬†make a card, and join us in the¬†‚ÄúTag It!‚Ä̬†Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4936- Christmas Wonder Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Jillibean Soup- Christmas Eve Chowder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Art Impressions 4804- Snowflake Dies, Copics, rhinestone, Scor-Tape, foam tape, Heart Nestabilities, PaperTrey Ink Edgers #2, SU! Seasonal Decorative Masks and Real Red pom pom trim, ribbon, crochet thread.

Old Bat wine tag

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with¬†a¬†project using one of my favorite Ai sets- 4784- Old Bat Set.¬† If you like cute Halloween images, this set is a must-have!¬† Here I used it to make a decorative gift tag¬†on a bottle of wine for a friend.¬† (Did you also see Renee’s tag and wine cork pumpkin that she posted earlier?)

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I am planning to surprise my friend who loves Halloween with this…she is always doing things for others so I think a little RAK is in order. ūüôā

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I started with a 2 1/4 x 7 3/4 piece of cardstock and scored it @ 2 1/4. The top corners were punched with a corner rounder after punching a 1 3/8″ hole in the center.¬† I colored her with Copics and popped her & the sentiment on foam dimensionals. I saved the circle that was punched from the top and used it to “spotlight” the glass in her hand.

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I haven’t tried the wine yet, but I’ve heard it was good.¬†At least it has a cute label!¬† lol.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4784- Old Bat Set; paper- white, SU! Lavendar Lace & Pumpkin Pie, K&Company scrap paper; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black,¬†Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, 1 3/8″ circle punch, SU! Large Oval & Scallop Oval punches, foam dimensionals, corner rounder, clear Wink of Stella.

Susan’s birthday tag

Morning!

I don’t have a card today…this time I made a tag.¬† My stampy friends and I have dinner together once a month to celebrate birthdays. This month we had two birthdays and our friend¬†Susan’s was one of them. She likes to make tags and has blessed everyone this year with one so I thought it fitting to create one for her.

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I started with a large manila tag and sponged it with Distress Tea Dye, then stamped an old SU! background (By Definition) with the Tea Dye ink.

Then I cut a piece of 3 1/4 x 7 1/4 white cardstock (just winging it here, lol) and sponged it with SU! Certainly Celery and Coastal Cabana inks. It was stamped with those same inks, plus Lucky Limeade, and the SU! Touches of Texture stamp set.¬† Then I cut each side @ 1″, leaving the center strip 1 1/4″ wide.¬† The three strips were then cut lengthwise @ 1 1/4″ intervals.

After adhering the pieces to the base tag, I added some burlap tape (1″ wide, cut in half) and glitter ribbon.¬† It was finished off with Prima flowers, ribbon, a button,¬†and adhesive pearls.

Have a great day!

quick & easy ornament tags

Hello!¬† It’s a relaxing Saturday with beautiful weather today!¬† I am catching up and getting things checked off my mental to-do list.¬† Cleaning,¬†rearranging a cupboard, canning some yummies…¬†feels great!¬† I just took a break and pulled out some Sweet ‘n Sassy goodies and made a few quick & easy tags for Christmas (it will be here before you know it!!).

Yesterday,¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy featured¬†a few of the new¬†Christmas¬†items¬†that were released¬†this month.¬† Here I used the Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set, along with the Celebrate the Savior¬†and Christmas Tag Sentiments Clear Stamp Sets.

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These are super easy and go together in NO time.¬† I just added another diecut tag to the back (folded and glued¬†at the top) with “to” and “from” stamped inside.

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Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Celebrate the Savior¬†and Christmas Tag Sentiments; paper-¬†white, red, black; ink- Versafine¬†Black; accessories- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set.

bunny tag

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with an Easter tag using the Ai Bunny & Egg wood mount stamp found in Hobby Lobby stores.  This cute image is also available on the Ai website in a large (3098) and small (3099) version.

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I didn’t want to fill a basket this time, so a tag on a spring-colored bag was the way to go.¬† I filled the bag with some Easter plates, napkins, and a few treats.

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I actually layered two light blue tags and die cut an oval in the top one.  The image was sandwiched between and centered in the oval opening.  Then I layered some die cut grass so the oval would look more egg-shaped.

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I hope you have fun creating your own Easter projects!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Ai Bunny & Egg wood mount stamp (Hobby Lobby); paper- white, SU! Pool Party, DCWV Spring Matstack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Oval Nestabilities, Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags, Martha Stewart Grass punch, twine, ribbon, button, crochet thread, glue dots, flower eyelet.

a helping hand

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!

We‚Äôre a small group of friends who¬†post a new challenge¬†on the¬†second Sunday of each month‚Ķno stress, no deadlines‚Ķjust for fun.¬†¬†And we‚Äôd love to have you join us!¬† This month it is¬†Kelly‚Äôs turn and¬†her challenge is “Wrap it Up…Make a tag that coordinates with¬†your gift wrap“.

Here’s my tag… the words were typed on the computer.

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My tag is a super simple one and my “gift wrap” is actually the oven mitt itself!¬† I work in an elementary school and this was a gift for someone who helped in our classroom.¬† All the kids wrote their names on the oven mitt with a Sharpie and then the mitt became the “wrapping” as it was filled with some treats.¬† ūüôā

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Please join us and create a tag that coordinates with your wrapping… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXNOV15.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!  Here’s who’s playing this month:

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stamps- Art Impressions Blooming Birdhouse (4603), tag- MFT Stitched Traditional Tags dies.

love you tons

Hello friends!

It‚Äôs week two of the¬†current¬†Ai Challenge, ‚ÄúAnything Goes‚ÄĚ.¬† This week I am sharing another watercolor card I made with two of Ai‚Äôs watercolor sets‚Ķ EZ Project A (4271) and Blooming Birdhouse (4603). I also used the cute little elephant from Elephant & Pig Set (4505).

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I had an extra diecut tag left over from this watercolor project for the last challenge, so I turned it upright and used it in a different layout.

I thought it would be cute to have the little elephant peeking over the watercolor gate.¬† ūüôā

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Now it‚Äôs your turn to¬†create a¬†card and join us in the¬†“Anything Goes”¬†Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions- EZ Project A (4271), Blooming Birdhouse (4603), and Elephant & Pig Set (4505); paper- watercolor, SU! Smoky Slate and Wild Wasabi, KaiserCraft- Utopia; ink- SU! Gumball Green, Going Gray, Pool Party; accessories- waterbrush, MFT Die-namics Stitched Tags, 1/2″ and 1/4″ hole punches, corner rounder, rhinestones.