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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Beauty by the Sea

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to the August 2014 Release!  Dies seem to be the trend in card making right now and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some fabulous new dies to release this month that coordinate with several of our summer stamp sets already available in the store!  The bonus is that even though these stamps and dies were designed to be summer sets, they can be used all year long!

 Now, for the Release!
First up…Beauty By the Sea Dies 
which coordinate with the Beauty By the Sea stamp set:
  • Die set includes 6 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set price is $15.25
  • Coordinates with Beauty by the Sea stamp set below which sells for $15
    Next is Happy Ocean Friends Dies
    which coordinate with the Happy Ocean Friends stamp set:
    • Die set includes 7 dies
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Die set price is $16.75
    • Coordinates with Happy Ocean Friends stamp set below which sells for $15

      And FinallyFlourish Seashells
      which coordinate with the Flourish Seashells stamp set:
      • Die set includes 5 dies
      • Designed by Korin Sutherland
      • Die set price is $11.75
      • Coordinates with Flourish Seashells stamp set below which sells for $9

      Here is the sample that I would like to share with you using the Beauty by the Sea set and matching dies:

      I used papers from the Authentique Fresh collection and versa fine smoky gray ink.  

        Can't decide what to get…here's the whole bundle:

        Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $10 store gift code!

        Our challenge is "Create a Summery Card and include a Die Cut"  Add at least 1 die cut to your card or project.  Use the Linky Tool below to add your card to the challenge gallery.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in No More than 3 Challenges.  

        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!)
         - You'll have until Thursday, August 21st 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 SNSAUG2014RC 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, August 22nd to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature Challenge!


        KimCreate said...

        oooohhh, so pretty to stamp the shells in gray to match that pretty muted paper.

        Colleen Howell said...

        Love sewing on cards, so pretty wish I could do it on my cards.

        Lucinde said...

        Love the grey and blue colors

        merrymstamper said...

        I love the subtle look of your card!!! so soft and pretty!

        Monika/Buzsy said...

        Such a pretty card Janette. Love the glue and gray together.

        Joyce Casaldi said...

        Gorgeous card., I could see using this style for a summer wedding. You could do grey and almost any other color. Beautiful!

        Scrappin' Diva said...

        Pretty card! Loving the neutral colors!

        Karenladd said...

        This elegant card is so beautiful! Love the soft blues and gray!

        Gracie CH said...

        Wow, your card is lovely! Nice colors, so soft and elegant.

        Cathymac said...

        So elegant, Janette! Love the pretty papers and the gorgeous stitched layers…a perfect background for your beautiful shells!

        the primitive country bug said...

        Very pretty card! Love the soft tones you used.

        Sue D said...

        I like the stitching and the soft and peaceful colors.

        sharon g said...

        Gosh, I love the first one for the glittery look (nice touch) and the soft colored one because it's so elegant!

        Kris B said...

        Absolutely gorgeous! Love the soft colors! Beautiful card!

        SHartl said...

        The colors you used on your card are so calming and serene. A beautiful design!

        Teresa Godines #6857 said...

        Love your paper. Beautiful card. TFS

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        Gloria Stengel said...

        I love the gray and blue together! Stunning card!

        Andrea La Vigne said...

        Such gorgeous, soft colors on your card! And I love the stitching, too. It gives it a nice texture but is still simple, going with the overall elegance. Tfs!