country garden

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps April Release Hop! There’s another awesome 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, Wednesday, April 23.

For today’s hop I used Country Garden and Friendship Is A Blessing to create a matching set of cards. I used Julee’s Mojo Monday sketches 533-535. It was easy to make the set with the layouts done for you and pretty images to work with!

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lucinde van Ballegooijen
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Country Garden and Friendship Is A Blessing; paper- vanilla, Crumb Cake, Navy, Crushed Curry, Simple Stories- Homespun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Enamel Dots, Copics, circle punches, SU! Petite Petals punch.

virtual stamping

The past few weeks I have been doing some “virtual stamping” with friends, playing along with random challenges. It has been a great way to make a bunch of RAK’s to send and also connect with friends I haven’t seen in a while!

Here’s the cards that I made so far. The first photo is for a challenge to use bunnies or flowers and also uses the Scrappy Strip technique for the background. (I honestly didn’t watch the entire video and just winged it. If you want to skip the chit chat, go to the 20 minute mark.) I used the Spellbinders 24 Carrot dies and the following papers: black, white, SU! Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Daffodil Delight, Echo Park- Sunny Days Ahead.

This card was for a monochromatic challenge. The images are a free printable from A Jillian Vance Design.

My next card was for a challenge to make a humorous card. I used a free printable by Taylored Expressions for the sentiment and thought it would pair well with Ai’s Maude! The sentiment was cut with Gina Marie’s Scallop Stitched Rectangles. Papers are white, Lemon Lime Twist, Taken With Teal, navy, K&Co. Que Sera Sera.

This CAS card was for a sketch challenge and also using the colors Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Pool Party. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Borders and Lots of Love sets with patterned paper scraps (SU! Sycamore Street) to make the cake.

The ladybug card was also for sketch and color challenges, using SU! Little Ladybugs and matching dies. The background panel was embossed with the Subtle e.f. for a little texture. The matching envelope was a third challenge here.

Here’s a card with an older SU! set, Not So Seriously, for another sketch challenge. The paper is Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss.

This next card was actually my first one for the challenges and my least favorite. Next time I would use a lighter background. The challenges here were to use these colors and sketch and make it in 15 minutes. I obviously need more time than that. lol.

This was for 2 challenges (I combined them a lot. lol)… the colors and to make a masculine card. I used SU! Sailing Home and matching dies & paper.

Next card was for a fancy fold card challenge. I chose to make a Square Z-fold card. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Tea For Two and Colorbok’s Beach House paper.

Inside is an oval with Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scallop Ovals.

My last cards today were for a sketch challenge. I used the SNSS printable Encouraging Thoughts, Avery Elle Let It Snow Die, Sizzix Wildflower Stems #1, Jane Davenport watercolors, and SU! Square Lattice embossing folder. The flowers were diecut from watercolor paper.

After the watercolored flowers were dry, I added some Wink of Stella.

I am thankful for friends keeping me crafty during this time! Stay safe and have a good week!

beautiful birds

Good morning! Today I have a few cards to share with a beautiful new stamp set from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I used the Beautiful Birds set to make my cards. These bird images are great for many occasions. I made the first two cards with a simple “hello”.

For my last card I fussy cut the hummingbird and flower, then framed it on a white on white card to make the hummingbird pop. On this card I also used Texture Tiles 1 and the new Friendship Is A Blessing stamp set (the April Stamp of the Month!).

Have a great day and stay safe!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Beautiful Birds, Texture Tiles 1 and Friendship Is A Blessing; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, and Smoky Slate, Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Smoky Slate; accessories- MISTI, Copics, ribbon, glue dots, Spellbinders Circles, Sunny Studio Frilly Frames- Lattice, Poppystamps Small Marianna Vine Outline, Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2, Gina Marie Frilly Lace Rectangles & Wonky Stitched Squares, C.C. Designs Vine.

be joyful

Good morning! Today I have two projects to share. I used Sweet Little Lamb, Loop da Loop Alpha and the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps March Stamp of the Month: Blessings in DisguiseFirst I made a Faithdex card using one of the lambs.

Since my alpha was large and I didn’t know where my letters would land, I first masked the top of the lamb. Only a small portion of the letter f ended up needing to be masked!

The sun was a pre-printed die-cut prompt from the Gifts & More section of the SNSS Store.

While I had that awesome Loop da Loop Alpha out, I decided to also make a card. I used my MISTI to stamp the letters onto some patterned paper, then added some stamped and fussy cut leaves. This is a 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 card which fits into a regular #6 3/4 envelope. Sometimes it’s nice to make a different size and we mostly all have this size envelope handy!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Little Lamb, Loop da Loop Alpha and Blessings in Disguise; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, My Mind’s Eye- fine and dandy girl; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Coastal Cabana, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Heidi Swapp Everyday Kit, Illustrated Faith Diecut Sun.

 

blessings in disguise

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps March Release Hop! There’s another awesome 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, Wednesday, March 25.

For today’s hop I used the March Stamp of the Month: Blessings in Disguise. For both projects, I started with some simple watercolored backgrounds and stamped my images on top with black ink.

For my second card, I loosely watercolored a striped background. I kept my cardstock to black and white on both cards so the watercolor panels would pop.

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Blessings in Disguise; paper- white, black, watercolor; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Jane Davenport Bright Watercolor set, Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, Gina Marie Frilly Lace Rectangles, Sizzix Crochet Thinlits, Enamel Dots, Stickles, tracing wheel, button, crochet thread.

loads of fun

Hello! I have four more cards today that I haven’t shared and then I think I’m caught up! These were made in December 2018 for the January 2019 trade show. I love, love, love Art Impressions stamps! They’re so fun. I especially love to paper piece their clothes, can you tell? lol.

My first card uses the 5110- Housework Set. This set even has a cat sitting on a Roomba! I paper pieced her dress to match with papers by My Mind’s Eye- Happy Day. The blue cardstock on all of the cards is SU! Baja Breeze. Other supplies for this card: Copics, Sizzix Dotted Squares & Ornate Labels, MFT Stitched Scalloped Edges, foam dimensionals, square brads and rhinestones.

Next I used the 5115- Birthday Laugh Lines set. I gave this guy matching pants and then pieced his shirt too. The papers here are Doodlebug- Sugar Shoppe. I also used MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, circle punches, and enamel dots.

My third card has a super cool lady from the 5111- Loads of Fun Set. She has some balance and coordination for her age! lol. Here I used papers from Pebbles- Garden Party. Other supplies: MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames & Blueprints 20, Sizzix Ornate Labels, rhinestones.

And my last card uses the 5114- Never Too Old Laugh Lines set. I love that sentiment. Papers on this one are from My Mind’s Eye- Hello Gorgeous. I layered a bunch of diecut circles (Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles) on the bottom. Her balloon was paper pieced too.

If you love these as much as I do, click on my links to get them for yourself! Have a great day!

mish mash

Hello! Today I am catching up again with a “mish mash” of various cards I haven’t shared. The first two are from 2018 using the Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps and dies. The black edge on the first card was made with an old Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch. The background was masked and sponged.

I used Spellbinders Heart Circles dies on the second card. My sentiment was done on the computer.

The next card is one of my favorite masculine cards and it gets a prize for hanging around without being photographed for so long. lol. I made this in at least 2015! Stamps are SU! By the Tide and Hardwood. The sentiment is an old Sweet ‘n Sassy set, Rhubarb’s Birthday Wish. The tag is watercolor paper. The inks used are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Soft Suede. I really need to use that burlap ribbon again!

Here’s another masculine card I recently made with another SU! set…Moon Lake. The sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Keep in Touch, Too. Papers are black, Smoky Slate, and Lost Lagoon. Ink is SU! Basic Gray. I also used the SU! Seaside embossing folder, MISTI, 2″ circle punch, and Die-Namics Cross-Stitch Circles.

I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 so it overlaps. The inside…

My next card was for a challenge a few of my friends and I did to use the SU! stamp set Papillon Potpourri. I also used SU! Timeless Textures and SNSS Birthday Greetings. Colors are SU! Mellow Moss, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. Others…SU! Lace 3D embossing folder, paper doily, SU! Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, circle punches.

I also decorated the envelope! The “deliver to” is a wood mount stamp by Printworks (I think it’s from Hobby Lobby).

The poppy thanks card is inspired by one that Bette Manning created. I just changed a few things. The poppies are from the current SU! mini catalog. I loved how she used them with the wreath embossing folder! I also decorated the envelope again.

And my last one today is a 6×6 recipe card. If you never made Buckeye Brownies, you seriously need to!

Have a great day and stay well!

 

 

bunny birthday

Hello! Just popping in with a CAS card for a favorite little girl who turned four. She loves blue and purple! I used the cute Lots of Love stamp set and the Die-Namics Horizontal Skinny Stripes & Blueprints 15 dies.

I colored the die cut stripes with Copic markers and popped them back in place. Easy Peasy. Stay well!

sweet little lamb

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with a super cute new stamp set from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I used Sweet Little Lamb and Loop da Loop Alpha to make my cards. My first card is a Corner Flip Card. I don’t know who originally designed this but here’s a video showing how to make one. I used one of the lambs on the outside and popped up his head with foam dimensionals. The flowers and butterflies on the front were paper-pieced.

On the inside I used the other lamb and colored the images.

I had a leftover triangle of the blue patterned paper from the first card so I added it to my second one and stamped a simple sentiment! I didn’t use any sweet lambs here…I just let the flowers take center stage.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Little Lamb and Loop da Loop Alpha; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, My Mind’s Eye- fine and dandy girl; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, Die-Namics Grassy Hills, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles and Petite Looped Lace Rectangles.

they’re back… with fun folds!

Hello! I’ve been having fun with two of my retired stamp sets that were brought back in stock… Special Blend and Get Well Critters at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I’ve always loved different card folds and recently have been trying a few more. I don’t know who updated this fun fold but it’s a variation of Beate’s Buckle Card from many years ago on SCS. The teacup is popped up on the front flap that tucks into the punched slot. I stamped a matching envelope for this one too.

Here’s the card open.

And here’s the measurements I typed up to save. I replaced one of the white layers with the yellow patterned paper on the front.

Here’s a new fold that lays flat and fits in an A2 envelope for mailing. The original creator of this fold is Emma Goddard. She didn’t have a name for it when I asked but decided on Fold Flat Pop Out Card! I love how the middle layer is scored and the front strip is curved!

I was curious at first about how this card goes flat without wrecking the curved piece. Let me see if I can explain…it folds flat like an open book, not closed. Does that make sense? So the front curved piece is flattened out, not folded. The card stays “open”.

Here’s the measurements for this card. I tucked the tabs for the curved front panel behind my apricot patterned paper.

And here’s my two stamp sets…go check them out!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Special Blend and Get Well Critters; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, MME- Unforgettable and SU! Prints Pack; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry; accessories- MISTI, Copics, foam dimensionals, Die-Namics Cross Stitched Squares, Enamel Dots, SU! Classic Label punch.