Category Archives: wedding

wedding or not…

Hello! I have a few more cards with two of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps wedding sets in this month’s release. I used the Mr. & Mrs. set, the coordinating Mr. & Mrs. Dies, and Engagement & Wedding Innies. I also used one of the new stencils this month…Script Stencil. Other sets used are Birthday WordfettiBookmarks & More Dies, and My Thoughts of You.

First, I have a CAS black & white wedding card. I did color a bit on the flowers.

On the inside, I included partial images of the tux & gown.

I also wanted to try using the Mr. & Mrs. set for some cards that are OTHER than wedding cards. The first one could be for a birthday or any other reason for celebrating…

I masked off the bottom of the dress for the second card and stamped/masked the flowers for a fun, flowery dress.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mr. & Mrs. set, Birthday WordfettiMy Thoughts of You, and Engagement & Wedding Innies; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Going Gray; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal, Gemini Jr.Script Stencil, Mr. & Mrs. DiesBookmarks & More Dies, sequins, Copics, foam tape, Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags.

just married

Hello! This month Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has some great wedding sets in the new release. I used the Just Married set on two cards for today, along with the  Script Stencil and a previous set, Engagement & Wedding Innies.

For the background on the first card, I blended some Distress inks and then sponged a darker color of ink over top with the stencil. I added a piece of paper doily, some linen thread, and a few sequins. The cake and word are popped with foam tape. I used the bouquet image on the inside.

The bouquet was used again on my second card, this time as the focal image. I simply colored it in soft pinks and layered it over an embossed strip.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Just Married and Engagement & Wedding Innies; paper- white, black, SU! Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Milled Lavendar, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire; accessories- MISTIScor-Pal,  Script Stencil, paper doily, linen thread, sequins, Copics, Gina Marie Stitched Circles, SU! Petal Pair embossing folder, foam tape.


Mr. & Mrs.

Good morning! It’s the beginning of April already, which means there’s a great new release at SNSS! Today I am sharing a card using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Mr. & Mrs. set and the coordinating Mr. & Mrs. Dies. I also used one of the new stencils this month…Script Stencil.

I blended a soft background with some Distress inks and then applied Versamark ink over the stencil to heat emboss it with silver embossing powder. The dress and sentiment were also embossed with silver e.p.

I added some paper doily pieces to the corners and a few sparkly white enamel dots.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mr. & Mrs.; paper- white, silver; ink- Versamark, Distress Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, and Scattered Straw; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Dies, Script Stencil, silver embossing powder, paper doily, Gina Marie enamel dots.


Spring & Summer catch up

Good morning! The first day of Autumn was earlier this week but I still have some cards I made through Spring & Summer that I haven’t shared. So today is another catch up day!

My first two cards are made with the Spellbinders You’re My Type Card Kit. Love that typewriter die! The background paper here is Melissa Frances- Pink Lady.

The papers on my second one are from My Mind’s Eye- Hello Gorgeous and The Paper Studio- Be Jeweled and Bloom Boutique.

The Mother’s Day card was created with supplies from the SU! April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit. (I added a few extras)

Below I used some Melissa Frances Mixed Media Doodles paper and the Simon Says Stamp Circle of Leaves die. I also used the SU! Pansy Punch, Well Written Framelits, and Butterfly Duet punch, along with Martha Stewart frond & hydrangea punches.

Here’s a notecard with the SU! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch. I used Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and Botanical Butterfly dsp. (The other color in the butterflies is Grapefruit Grove).

The teapot card used SU! Tea Together stamps and matching dies. The pretty die cut background is a Gina Marie Flourish Open Center BKGD die.

And my last card today also uses Gina Marie dies- Wedding Couple BKGD die and MR & MRS Word die.

And…I’m not finished catching up! Be back soon!

the best love story

I’ve been quite busy lately and it’s been over a week since I posted a card so how about one I made back in April for my niece’s wedding?

love story 1 diane zechman

The bride and groom are by Stampendous.  This image is called Happy Couple.  I used Shimmery White cardstock for elegance and layered some sparkly paper by DCWV behind the cutouts.

love story 2 diane zechman

The window was diecut with one of the SU! Window Frames dies and then a diecut from the Bigz Lattice die was layered behind it.

Hope you are enjoying your day.  Our weather can’t decide if it wants to be sunny or rainy/cool.  :/

stamps- Stampendous- Happy Couple, SU! One In A Million; paper- Shimmery White, DCWV- Nana’s Nursery Baby Girl; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- SU! Bigz Lattice die and Window Frames die, Copics, rhinestones, foam dots.

more shower pics

I have more pics today from the bridal shower…there were too many for one post!  First is the invitation.  There are several variations online for inspiration to make this style of card.  Since I needed quite a few, I went CAS (clean & simple) and made my own pattern for the dress.

The shower information was typed and printed for the inside so these went together fairly easily.  The words are from SU!

To decorate, we hung colorful paper lanterns on lines of string which is so popular right now.  They looked very cute! 

My neice made the cupcakes… she does a wonderful job.  The ones on the top right plate are my new FAVE….Coconut Cream!  They are filled and so yummy!  The chocolate frosted were Boston Cream and the dress was made with 2 flavors…plain vanilla and raspberry filled.

Yesterday I shared pics of the table decorations and here’s one of the tables set up. 

After we ate, it was time for a game.  Kayla likes the show Minute To Win It, so I suggested this to one of the bridesmaids and she did a great job in putting it together.  First up, the mothers had to race to take the tissues out of the box…one by one.  It is hard to grab just one!  I had them flying in the air and on the floor.  lol.

Next challenge was to toss rings into a bucket.  Judy rocked this one and got the required amount in first.  (That’s my cupcake girl tossing rings on the right!)

Here the little girls had to “un-tie the knot”…strings of pearls wrapped and wrapped around the ladies.

Ashley got a little silly putting together and stacking the glasses and Kim finished seconds before her.

I will spare my sister-in-laws the FUNNY photos of the challenge to get the garter from one leg to another without using their hands.  lol.  They were laughing before they even started.

Our game host called this challenge “So you think you can dance”.  I also heard it before as “junk in the trunk”.  Here our bride-to-be went against Jeannette to shake the Ping-Pong balls out of the tissue box (without using hands).  Again…saving the embarrassing photos!  ha!

Mary Ann rocked the challenge to get 6 rings on her straw first.  No hands.

And everyone got a prize for being a good sport!

To end the day, here’s Kayla opening one of her many wonderful gifts.  We are so blessed to have great friends and family!

Have a sweet day!

paper dresses, purses, and shoes

On Saturday we had a bridal shower for my daughter, Kayla.  I still can’t believe my girls are all grown up!  For her shower we went with a girly theme.  I made some paper purses and shoes for the table centerpieces and die cut lots of dress boxes for favors.  They were a lot of fun and turned out quite cute, I think!  My Scor-Pal was a life-saver and I used lots and lots of Scor-Tape!

A friend helped me to trace and cut the purses and shoes that were done by hand with patterns or templates.  I went to Michael’s and bought 2- 12×12 paper packs (Recollections- Dreaming In Color) so the projects all coordinated.  The first three purses are a template by Becky Roberts.  The next three were done by making up my own measurements and were inspired by one my friend Tracy made a few years ago.  The last two purses were cut with my Sizzix Bigz Pro Pillow Purse die.  I used two patterns for the shoes… the Slip On Mule is by Stacy Cohen and the other shoe template is by Ellen Hutson.

Here they are… what fun to create and embellish!  Do you have a favorite?

After the purses and shoes were decorated, I started making dress boxes for favors.  These were die cut with the Sizzix Bigz Pro Dress Box die.  I made over 40 and they all turned out a bit different.  Here’s just a few…

Thanks for popping in.  I will share more shower pics soon.  The games were fun too!  😉

popping the question

There are lots of unique trends these days in wedding planning.  One of which comes shortly after the soon-to-be bride answers “Yes!” to her groom.  Some brides are choosing to ask their best gals to stand by their side in fun, creative ways…such as a little box with a Ring Pop inside and a question of their own.

I made several of these boxes a few months ago but forgot to share them.  I remembered when I saw Scor-Pal’s theme for their first Challenge (starting today)…Flowers!  Here’s some measurements for my project if you want to make them too.  

For the base: start with a 7 1/2″ square.  Score all sides with a Scor-Pal @ 2 1/2″.

For the lid: start with a 4 9/16″ square.  Score all sides @ 1″.

Cut tabs on each side of base and lid; assemble according to basic box making directions, using Scor-Tape to adhere tabs. 

Now come join our challenge and show us your flowers! 

paper- SU! Tempting Turquoise, Almost Amethyst; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Prima flower, button, Ring Pops, paper shred. 

anniversary wishes

Welcome to day #4 of our April release features!

We’re excited to be featuring two very useful sets today…

  • Stamp set includes 10 sentiments & 10 numbers
  • Set measures approximately 4″ x 6″
  • The first sentiment measures approximately 3″ x 7/8″
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $15 

  • Stamp set includes 6 sentiments 
  • Set measures approximately 6″ x 4″
  • The first sentiment measures approximately 2 3/8″ x 3/8″
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $15 

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT on the SNSS blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we’re giving away this adorable stamp set to one lucky commenter!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, April 10th. The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Thursday, April 18th.

I made a card for a 50th anniversary…what a special milestone! 

The big flower was done with the Faux Cloisonne technique, using a glittery gold embossing powder on a magazine page with a picture of lace.  It wasn’t quite the color I wanted so I colored it with a Copic, then added Stickles to the center.  Here’s a close up…

The inside was stamped to match…

 Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- SNSS- Celebrating Milestones, Anniversary Innies, and Poppy background; paper- white, black, Cosmo Cricket- Tea For Two; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! Crushed Curry and Soft Suede; accessories- glittery gold embossing powder, heat tool, magazine page, Inkworx Spritzer, ribbon, Stickles, adhesive pearls.

4×6 Photo Storage/Display Box

Do you have photos to give to family or friends and need a way to present them?  Have photos that you’ve printed or received and don’t want to shove them in a drawer, never to be seen again?  My project today may be the solution.  I’ve used my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape to create decorative boxes that hold 4×6 photos.  Display them on a shelf or give as a gift…they would suit any occasion.  (a box of new baby photos would be adorable!)  Since we have wedding pics here, I made this set in black & white.  It’s very easy and I designed this box to be made from one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper.

Supplies: 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock or heavy patterned paper (white, DCWV used here), Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, photo or printer, and any additional embellishments as desired (Stickles and pearls used here).

First choose a photograph for the front of your box.  I didn’t want my photo to be glossy, but rather seem to be a part of the box itself.  So I printed my photo onto white cardstock and cut it out.  Before printing, I added some text to the photo.

Next choose some coordinating paper or cardstock.  Starting with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece, score the 11″ side @ 1, 1 3/4, 6, and 6 3/4.

Turn the paper 90 degrees.  Align the left edge to the 1/8″ groove.  Now score the 8 1/2″ side @ 1/2, 1 1/4, 7 1/2 and 8 1/4.

Using the following diagram, cut and fold the box.  Remove shaded areas.  (click on diagram for larger pic.  Right click on it to save to your computer).

It should now look like this:

Before assembling the box, attach your photo. Then apply Scor-Tape as shown.

Assemble the box.  Trim the corners of the tabs if necessary when folding and inserting the ends.  Decorate as desired.

When using for display, making 3 coordinating boxes looks nice.  For special occasions or new baby, add names, dates, etc. to the sides.