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Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Die-Version

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Summer Die-Version Blog Hop!  We are so thrilled to bring you 3 fabulous new die sets today, plus oodles of eye candy for your creative taste buds. :) 
Before we get to sharing the pretties, check out these wonderful new dies!


Largest die measures approximately 3/4" x 1 1/2" 

Shape Dies   $19.75
Triangle side measures approximately 1 1/2"

Wave Dies   $8.50
Dies measure approximately 5 1/2" wide


How fun are they?!  Wait till you see what the DT did with them!! 

I have 2 cards to share with you today using dies from all 3 sets.  Here is my first card using the wave dies:



Beach Bum Cocoa was colored with copics and I added the sky behind him using the cloud dies as a stencil and sponging it in with Soft Sky ink.  I then added the clouds which I accented with stickles with foam tape.  Finally I cut out my waves and used the actual die cut with the negative portion that was left so I have 2 layers.  The bottom layered was adhered with foam tape for dimension and stickles was added to the tips of the waves.

My second card is a CAS card and uses both the shape dies and the small leaves dies.  Oh my goodness the number of possibilities with the shape dies- so fun!!!


I used the rounded corner die and cut 4 different blocks from Melon Mambo, Pumpkin pie, Turquoise, and Summer Sun.  I then popped up the leaves which were stamped with the Nature Silhouettes 2 stamp set which coordinates with the Small Leaves dies.  Add matting in both white and black and accent with rhinestones.

Check out some more awesome samples created by my fellow DT members below.

Be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win!  We will be awarding 3 winners one of the new die sets!

Happy Hopping!!

 

38 comments:

Tamara D said...

What a sweet Cocoa card. GREAT WORK!!

Cathymac said...

Both samples are gorgeous, Janette! Your details are amazing...Cocoa is as cute as can be and I love how you combined the shapes with the leaves. Beautiful and very creative, my friend! Hugs!

Bridget said...

I'm totally inspired by the way you used the leaf and shapes die to make your second card and can't wait to CASE - and as always your first card combines wonderful use of pattern and colour!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards Janette. Espeically love sweet Cocoa and those waves. The papers are awesome! The leaf card is also very pretty. The colors are perfect.

Kathy said...

The beach card is cute but I just fell for the combination shapes and leaves card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria said...

love the cards very pretty

diane (cookiestamper) said...

wow..fabulous cards, Janette! ♥

Sue D said...

I like the great colors on both cards.

Jean Bullock said...

First card. Love the stamping, coloring and die cut layering. Great layout and choice of papers.

second card. The wonderfully arranged die cuts on the panel is so beautiful and any sentiment would work with it.

Natasha G.P. said...

The tiny bit of glitter on the waves is GREAT!

sharon g said...

I think that I need these dies. I like what you did with your scene with the waves and beach ball, and cute mouse.

Moosisk said...

Great cards! I am loving these new dies and stamps. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...i love the use of the waves on the bottom of the 1st and the block look of the last.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous cards. TFS

Anita said...

Stunning cards! Your coloring is amazing!

Cards By Betty said...

I really like how you have used the new die's can't wait to use them too and they work so well with the christian sentiments

Michele I said...

cute card love the mouse with the beach ball

Heidi said...

Both cards are so pretty! I especially love your choice of patterned paper for the first and the stickle-d waves.

MiamiKel said...

Too cute - so much fun! Love your style of cards, beautiful work! TFS :)

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wonderful cards! TFS!

merrymstamper said...

I love both of your cards Janette. The colours on the shape and leaves card is striking!

Katie said...

Love the leaves with the shapes behind, graphically pleasing and a really great idea! Great cards, wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

guilinger2 said...

The colors in your cards are so cheerful!

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful coloring!

Riette said...

Love that little mouse :D. He's having fun!

ajax said...

Cocoa is having so much fun with the beach ball. Great card. All your samples are always so great and uplifting. Thanks

McStamper said...

Great cards.

Sylvia said...

Very cute cards.

Tami B. said...

Wonderful cards, I especially like the graphic look of the 2nd one.

~ Connie said...

I love your little mouse beach scene! And your clean and sophistication leaves are totally my style - beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Janis said...

That sweet mouse is darling, but I love the other card, too!

Gail said...

Love Cocoa and the beach ball! What can go wrong using him on a card - nothing! the leaf card it really unique and I love the pop affect on that card! Thanks for showing us your lovely cards using the new die release - Enjoy your crafting day! Gail

Lynne said...

Beach Bum is addorable and your leaf card lovely. Great hop. These chape dies are to "die" for.

the primitive country bug said...

Great cards! Love them both.

Del Marie Riley said...

Lovely cards.

momandmec said...

Love your choice of colors and layout...both beauties!!!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love Cocoa! Great coloring the colors are wonderful. love all your cards.

StampingJudy said...

Great cards -- Cocoa is so cute!