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!

 

be still ATC coin

A little over a year ago I made my first ATC Coin. They are similar to the ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) which are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ but these are 2 1/2″ circles instead. Here I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Vintage Love, Art Deco Alpha, and Happy Camper. I stamped the typewriter directly onto a patterned paper scrap and added some white paint pen highlights.

I participated in a few trades of these coins and I’ve been on the lookout for a cylindrical container to keep them in. They sort of remind me of a larger version of the Pogs that our kids had years ago! Remember those? Well, I hadn’t seen any containers until one evening on a shopping trip to Walmart when I spied a Pringles can. LOL.

I washed the inside of that empty can and cut some patterned papers to cover it. Then I stamped the alpha on the top section and adhered the papers and some ribbon with Scor-Tape.

Here’s my finished container…

Try the ATC Coins… they are a lot of fun! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Love, Art Deco Alpha, and Happy Camper; paper- white, SU! dsp scraps; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Pringles can, ribbon, MISTI, Wink of Stella.

 

my everything

Good morning and Happy New Year! It has been 5 weeks since I’ve stamped and I’m slowly getting back in the swing of things. Today I have a valentine card with a set from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Here I used the new Love Wordfetti set and some patterned paper for a quick and easy card.

The SNSS Wordfetti stamp sets are awesome to get a bunch of mix and match sentiments quickly. Use one alone or maybe three as I’ve done here. I stamped the whole set at once and cut the sentiments in strips to easily grab what I need.

I just added a few punched hearts and pearls to finish my card.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Love Wordfetti; paper- white, red, black, Kaisercraft Love Notes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Martha Stewart Scallop Heart punch, pearls.

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.

 

a few thank you cards

I recently made a few quick thank you cards for some companies that donated to our local Stamp & Swap event. Many thanks to them for supporting us! I always like to use each companies’ products when making their thank you card. For Art Impressions, I used the cute 5112- Hedgehogs stamp set. I also used MFT’s Stitched Arch Stax.

Here I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop stamp set and matching dies, along with MFT’s Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The cute little boat is from Clearly Besotted. The wave dies are Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders.

And for MFT I used the lovely Stitched Blooms dies along with Blueprints 31.

I’ll be back to share my swap projects. Have a great day!

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.

a Skele-bration

Happy Halloween! Today’s card is one that I made for a friend who has an October birthday and loves all things Halloween! I put the treat boxes from the SU! September 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit together for my friends and decided to use the same stamp set to make this card. All sentiments were typed and printed from my computer.

The hardest part was masking that one little bone to stamp by the word humerus. lol.

Have a fun & safe Halloween!

such a deer!

Good morning! Today I have a card using thecute and versatile Fur-ever Friends stamp set. I wanted to go monochromatic with this sweet deer and I chose blue!

I decided to have him peeking out and kept my card CAS to keep the focus on the window. This set is a lot of fun!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fur-ever Friends; paper- white, SU! Bliss Blue and Brilliant Blue; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, embossing folder, circle punches.