Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Many Thanks.........

Hello friends!  Jacquie here to share with you!  I thought I would share one of my FAVE September Release creations!

I used the Forest Silhouettes Clear Stamp Set and the matching Forest Silhouettes Die Set for this project.  These are a GREAT pair, as they really make card making simple.  I stamped my trees with Versafine black ink, made a little snow with a sponge of Danube Blue Memento ink, and finished off my base with a little clear Stickles.  Have to have some sparkle for the snow, on the ground and the trees!

Once all that was ready, I stamped my bird in Black Versafine, cut it out with the matching die, popped it up with foam tape, and added my sentiment.  Lastly I added a silver ribbon and voila!  A simple thank you card for a guy or a girl!

Hope you enjoyed my creation!  I look forward to seeing what you all create with our NEW September Release stamps and dies!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Leaves and Forest Silhouettes~

Good morning everyone! Mary here to share some leafy inspiration! Korin recently released some amazing new dies for current sets available in the store.
My first card is using the leaf silhouettes and newly released matching leaf silhouette dies! I layered these squares onto the leaf skeleton background that is perfect for quick colourful and textured coverage.

The second card is using the falling leaves stamp set with the Forest silhouette dies! I love the look of these images against the sponged background. For the "floor" I sprinkled some stampendous embossing fragments, tinsel and powders and melted them all together. I adhered the deer to the floor with the leaves falling gently. So serene.

Have a wonderful Day!

Materials used: 
stamps: Falling leaves, Skeleton leaf BG, Leaf silhouettes
Paper: SU 
Inks: Versafine inks, SU inks, Ranger distress inks
Accessories: Stampendous powders, SU punch

Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn Mum Greetings...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a card using the brand new Autumn Mum Greetings clear stamp set

 While the stamp set has a coordinating die set, I opted not to use it and cut the images by hand... I used Tim Holtz distress markers to ink up the image. First I inked up the flower with yellow and pink, then I stamped the image on water color paper. Next I inked up the leaves and stamped those (twice). Then I went over the stamped images with a wet brush, pulling the ink around and essentially color the images.

The background DP was splashed with gold glitter mist. The label was cut with Bookmarks & More die set. The sketch for this card came from Retro Sketches #92.

I hope I have inspired you to try this fun technique or just make something fun today...

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Autumn Greetings

Hello! It is Gloria with you today. Wasn't that a GREAT September Release on Friday? What a sweet collection of autumn-themed stamps and dies!

I made a simple tag and pocket project to share with you today, using some of the new goodies!

I found this kraft envelope, (3 1/2 x 6 inches) in my stash, and I made a gift card and tag holder out of it. I rubbed the edges with ink, and then I stamped the leaves from the Falling Leaves stamp set in various colors of orange, red, and gold ink across the center of the envelope.

I die cut the tree from the Forest Silhouettes die set out of brown cardstock and "planted" it to look like the leaves had fallen off the branches. I cut the fence from the Fence and Grass die set out of cream cardstock. I rubbed the fence with a bit of tan ink and added it to the envelope with foam squares.

I stamped the sentiments from the Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set onto gold paper with brown ink. I trimmed the sentiments to look like signs and added them to the envelope with foam squares.

To make the matching tag, I trimmed a Graphic 45 kraft tag a tiny bit on each side to make it fit into my envelope. I rubbed the edges with ink and stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set with brown ink in the center of the tag.

I used the leaf dies from Leaf Silhouettes die set to trim out a few paper scraps. I rubbed the leaves with ink and added them to the corner of the tag. I tied some ribbon and twine to the top of the tag. The back of the tag is blank to enable me to add a gift card or write a message. 

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Autumn Wreath

Hello Everyone!

I just love the September release as it is all about the fall season, which happens to be my favorite.
The new Leaf Silhouette Dies are fantastic!  There are smaller leaf dies that not only die cut but emboss as well!  I used the small maple leaf die to make an autumn wreath.

See what I mean?  These leaves are a perfect size for making wreaths.  I made mine out of  Craft Metal to give my wreath a wonderful shine.  I started by die cutting a cardstock wreath using two circle dies.  Next, I die cut my leaves and arranged them on the wreath for placement.  Then I started gluing my leaves down- some are glued with Crystal Effects and others are popped up using dimensionals. 
The sentiment, which is from the Leaf Silhouettes Stamp Set, is embossed in gold on vellum.  I added a scalloped border for interest, using the Scallop Border Dies.  
You can get complete details on my blog.   

I went CAS with my second card.  Don't like to color?  No problem!  Look how you can add color to your line images by using the Grunge Elements Stamp Set!  

 I used several of the "splotchy" images to color the flowers and butterfly from the Flowers in Bloom Stamp Set.  I did not worry about 'coloring outside the lines' as it gives the finished image a trendy, watercolored look.  The background is colored with a BG Copic marker.  I used pointillism with darker BG Copics on the background around the flower heads and butterfly.  The sentiment is from the brand new So Grateful Stamp Set.  I love it for its versatility and the great fonts!  I hope you give this technique a try!  It is fun and easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a fabulous fall weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 2014 Release Day!

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  It's our September 2014 Release Day!  Autumn is such a wonderful time of the year.  Just think of cool crisp mornings, warm colors, ripe, juicy apples, changing leaves, and Thanksgiving and you have the makings of our fabulous release!
  • Stamp set includes 24 mix and match words 
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 4"
  • Designed by Gloria Stengel
  • $11

    Beary Bountiful Autumn

    • Stamp set includes 2 images and 5 sentiments
    • Stamp set measures 4" x 6 "
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • $15

    Falling Leaves
    • Stamp set includes 2 images and 2 sentiments
    • Stamp set measures 4" x 4"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • $11

    • Stamp set includes 1 image
    • Stamp set measures 4" x 4"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • $11
    Here are the Sweet Perks Club stamps and dies that can now be purchased individually!

    • Stamp set includes 2 images and 7 sentiments
    • Stamp set measures 6" x 4"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • $15
    • Die set includes 2 dies
    • $12.50

    Forest Silhouettes Dies
    (Coordinates with the Forest Silhouettes stamp set)
    • Die set includes 9 dies
    • $22.75
    (Coordinates with the Flowers in Bloom stamp set)
    • Die set includes 1 die
    • $10.25

    Leaf Silhouettes Dies
    (Coordinates with the Leaf Silhouettes stamp set)
    • Die set includes 10 dies (5 are embossing dies)
    • $17.75

    Please also join us today for our release day blog hop featuring our talented DT creations.  You are going to FALL for all of their gorgeous projects! :)  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, September 18th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, September 19th!

     One more thing before we let you go...

    We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!
    "Create a Fall Themed 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, September 18th 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 SNSSEPT2014RC 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 release creations!

    Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, September 19th to see if you've won!

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    autumn greetings

    Hi friends!  Today I have a card with some new Sweet 'n Sassy stamps that will be released tomorrow.  The weather is getting cooler and our thoughts are turning to picking, fall leaves, and autumn flowers.  I can't wait for pumpkins and hot apple cider!

    This card was inspired by a blouse I saw in a clothing store recently.  The fabric had flowers in black and white on a yellow background.  We always color our stamped images and this time I thought it would be fun to color the background instead.
    There will be more sneak peeks on the Sweet 'n Sassy Facebook page tonight starting at 8 pm...come join us!

    Today is the last day to take advantage of September's Sweet Perks Club, so hurry on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store to check out the details.  These items will no longer be available
    as bundles after tonight!
    ♥ Diane