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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Blessings

Hi everyone! I would like to share a Christmas card with you today using a stamp set that is not specific to Christmas.  I love being able to stretch my supplies so to speak.  I hope you like it.


I embossed the birch trees in white onto kraft paper and then die cut them with the coordinating die before adhering to soft sky paper.  The cardinals were stamped, cut out and adhered with foam tape for some dimension.  I stamped the sentiment onto a banner and finished off white a gingham bow.  

Here are the Sweet N Sassy Stamps products that I used on my card:

        

Thank you for stopping by today- have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Sweet N Sassy Stamps Black Friday Sale!

Hi there!  I hope that you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now that the turkey is done and the house is cleaned, it is time for some shopping!  I am all about getting a great deal and Sweet N Sassy Stamps has a Black Friday Sale going on from today through Monday Dec. 1.  So it is a great time to pick up some of those stamps you have been eyeing.

Select stamp sets are on sale 25% off.  Here are a couple of cards that I made with some of the sets on sale:

First up Birthday Bash.  I really love this set for creating birthday cards and it has a coordinating die set too which makes it even more fun!


Here are the products I used on my card:

*please note the dies and Lots a Spots are not in the Black Friday sale*

My second card used Delightful Doilies and is one that I created while I was on the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen and I was not able to share before on my blog.  It is great for creating backgrounds or CAS cards like I have here:


Here are the products I used on my card:


   
*note Faith scripture set is not on sale*

The last card I would like to share with you uses a digital stamp that I made 2 years ago and forgot to share on the blog.  Digital stamps are 40%!!!


Here is the digi I used.

Thanks for stopping by today- happy shopping!










Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mod Ornaments

Hi friends!  Janette here today to share a couple Christmas cards that I made.  I used the Mod Ornament stamp set and matching dies to create some festive Christmas cards.  The first card is my sample for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast this past week.

I used coastal cabana and real red inks from Stampin Up as is the patterned paper.

On the second card I embossed the ornament with silver ep and used patterned papers from Kaisercraft



Here are the Sweet N Sassy Stamps products that I used:

   

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!



Friday, November 14, 2014

Sweet N Sassy Stamps November release

Hello, sweet friends!   Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  November 2014 Release Day!  It's beginning to feel more and more like winter here on the east coast and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, Christmas cannot be far behind!  Since November is the birthday month for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and December is the month we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, our release this month is perfect for creating birthday projects, Christmas and winter cards, and all season cards that can be created and given all year long!

I have 2 cards that I am sharing with you today.  The first I chose to combine some of the dies and stamps that have previously been released with our brand new tree die- LOVE!


I used a large post it note and cut a hill to mask off the bottom to create the sky as well as a punched circle for the moon.  I sponged memento inks in summer sky, danube blue, paris dusk, and grape jelly for the night sky.  I then used london fog and the same mask to sponge some hills and then added wink of Stella which is not showing in the photo.

Here are the Sweet N Sassy Stamps products I used on my card:

I do see that the Forest Silhouette dies have now sold out but you could achieve a very similar look to this card using the Forest Silhouettes stamp set


Here is my second card that I would like to share using the new fabulous Birthday die:

Here are the products I used on my card above:




Please join us today for our release day blog hop featuring our talented DT creations.  You are going to love all of the gorgeous projects that were made for your inspiration! :)  The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool at the end of this blog post.

One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, November 20th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, November 21st!

 One more thing before we let you go...

We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!
"Create a Wintery Birthday Card"   

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
            
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, November 20th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSNOV2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, November 21st to see if you've won!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Fall!

Hi there stamping friends!  Today I would like to share a fall card that I made with you using one of my favorite Autumn products from Sweet N Sassy Stamps- Leaf Silhouettes and Leaf Silhouette Dies!


I stamped the leaves in SU inks- really rust, garden green, saffron, and ruby red and then they were cut out and adhered down the side of my kraft card base.  I stamped the sentiment in crumb cake using the Seasonal Wreaths set onto a banner and curved it up in the center.  I finished it off by adding a button and a twine bow.  

There is a fabulous sale going on now at Sweet N Sassy Stamps!  Be sure to check out the awesome savings available with the bundle blitz going on in honor of Sweet N Sassy Stamps 7th birthday.

Thanks for stopping by today- have a great day!



Friday, October 24, 2014

Christmas Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends!  Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Special DT Christmas Blog Hop!  Today the  Design Divas are featuring our favorite SNSS Christmas stamp sets just in time to give you plenty of inspiration for your holiday stamping.  We hope you will join the fun and leave some love behind as you visit each blog.  I'm sure you have your own favorite Christmas stamp set, so we're inviting you to create your own Christmas greeting and add it to the gallery by clicking the Linky Tool below!  Of course there will be a PRIZE for those who decide to join us.  You have until Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at midnight EST to upload your creation.  We will randomly select one lucky participant to receive a $10 gift code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog on Friday, October 31st.

Today, I decided to create a CAS card using the very versatile Holiday Baubles set.  



I chose 3 of the ornaments from the set.  I scored 3 lines to "hang" my ornaments from at different lengths.  I embossed the ornaments with silver detail embossing powder and added some rhinestones at the top of each.  I used silver mirror paper to matte the images.  I finished the card by embossing the sentiment and framing it with tiny rhinestones.  This would be a simple (yet elegant) card to reproduce. 

Now it's your turn...
Create a Christmas Card using your favorite Christmas stamp set!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:             
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, October 30th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSCHRISTMAS2014 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below, but don't forget to visit the DT blogs to see their beautiful Christmas creations!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, October 31st to see if you've won!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stationery Gift Set

Hi everyone!  Today I would like to share a stationery gift set that I made for a friend of mine for her birthday.  She loves the color combo of blue and brown so that is how I chose the colors.  The set includes a legal pad holder and 4 cards.



The legal pad holder measures 5.25" X 8.5".  Inside I have included 2 pockets- one for the note pad and another for putting various items in.  For mine I will include the envelopes for the cards which I should have shown in the picture.

To create this project:
1. For the cover use a 8.5"X11" sheet of card stock and score at 5.25" and 5.75", fold along the score lines.

2. Decorate the front cover.  Here I created my own patterned paper using my stamps (which I will indicate the sets I used below).  The measurements are white paper- 5.25"x 5" and 5.25"x 2.5" and colored strip 5.25" x 3" tearing on both sides.

3. Create pockets.  Take one or two sheets of card stock measuring 4.75"x 6.5" (depending on how many pockets you want) and score at 1/2", 3/4", 5.75", and 6".  Then turn paper 90 degrees and score at 1/2" and 3/4".  This will create a 1/4" deep pocket.  Cut the 2 bottom corners (squares) out along the score lines.  Then fold along the score lines and secure with strong adhesive.  I used glue dots.

4.  Attach pockets to the inside using strong adhesive and decorate the inside how ever you like.  I just used various scraps I had left and attached to the pad and pockets and stamped a scripture verse.

Here are the coordinating cards:




To create the patterned paper I used the following stamp sets from Sweet N Sassy stamps:  Kindness, Thankful Blooms, Precious Poppies, and Majestic Monarchs (and coordinating dies).  I also used pearls, rhinestones, wink of stella, and glimmer mist to accent the stationery.  I used Stampin Up Early Espresso, Marina Mist, and Whisper White inks and paper.

I used the following sentiments/scriptures: Script Birthdays and God's Will.

I hope you like the project I have created today.  These would make some great gifts for the holidays as well.  Have a great day and happy crafting!