Thursday, July 28, 2016

Country Butterflies

Hi its Kari here :) I'm still excited from my 1st host experience that I'm feeling totally charged up for this one.

This card took me a couple of tries to get it where I wanted it so don't get frustrated if it takes you a few tries as well....or maybe ya'll have a better grip on your skills than I do. lol

Lets get started :)

With this card I used the Butterfly Flourish stamp set made by Sweet and Sassy Stamps which you can find at the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Shop. This set is so beautiful...you need it in your collection.

I started by cutting white cardstock for the background which was made by sponging chocolate chip, close to cocoa, and creamy caramel inks and chalks on the paper. I used a sponge to dab some water on it to blend the colors. I was going for the suede look. It took about 5 minutes for the paper to completely dry before I used versa mark to stamp the first set of butterflies on the paper. After I stamped the image I applied clear embossing powder. I did the shadow effect by re-stamping the image and then applying white embossing powder. I used the quote made by Sweet and Sassy Stamps which you can also find at the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Shop :))




I applied the shear ribbon with white embellishment piece.
The boarder is made with Martha Stewarts stitch punches. I used Soft suede card stock for the stitched piece and the card the base.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you pick up these stamp sets when you stop by the Sweet n' Sassy stamp shop :)) Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thank ewe!

Hello! It's Monika here today, with a CUTE card.

 I am a flower and butterfly girl, so it's not easy to make a CUTE card with CUTE images... but I decided to ink up the super CUTE sheep image from CUTE Critters clear stamp set.
 
 
I used Bare Tree, Mini Tags and Fence & Grass (currently unavailable) Die sets to build the background.

To jazz up my somewhat simple card, I used a technique: Inlaid Die-cutting. I cut the tree out of the background, then cut another tree out of brown card stock, and laid the die-cut image into the die-cut opening. Now it sounds pretty easy, and it would be... but with the intricate branches, I had to make sure not to lose all the 'scrap' pieces falling out of the tree. While it took a little bit of careful cutting, the end result looks pretty good.


 
Thank for stopping by,
Monika


 



Monday, July 25, 2016

Caught a Bug

Hi friends! Kim here today to share a fun card I created a few weeks ago, using the Get Well Critters stamp set. Seriously, is this not the cutest little set ever! Caught a bug...bug in the jar...I can't even stand it. This, my friends, is my sort of humor. LOL!

The stamp set includes nine images and 18 sentiments, and it's perfect for creating little scenes...or shaker cards!

I created the shaker portion by stamping the jar image and using scissors to cut out the "glass" part. I stuck the bug on with foam tape, after coloring with Copics, added the mica flakes, and back the jar with designer paper that contains just the slightest hint of text. The other images were stamped and colored with Copics as well. The band-aid was stamped on a separate sheet of cardstock, cut out and attached with foam tape. The flower centers got tiny pearls and I covered the heart on the band-aid with glossy accents. The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder. Here's a closer look at the completed card:

I hope you enjoyed today's project! I'm a little obsessed with shaker cards lately...how about you?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Uh Oh! Heard You Caught a Bug


Happy Sunday Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!

It's Susie here to share another card using the Get Well Critters clear stamp set. I love all the adorable images and sentiments in this set!  I can see many
 more get well cards in my stamping future!

Here is a look at this fun stamp set:


Have a fantastic day and stay tuned for more great creative team projects.

Susie

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas In July- One Layer Old-Fashioned Christmas

Hello Sweet Friends! Julie here and I am still having fun with “Christmas in July” !  If you have not had a chance to join us yet, we are celebrating with our "Christmas in July" Creative Team blog hop- please see this post for more details

Also, we are having a sale on all Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas stamps sets!  Save 15% through Sunday July 23, 2016- please use code CMASJULY during checkout.

For the “Christmas in July” blog hop I featured a very vintage style card using Old-Fashioned Christmas along with three other stamp sets and for this card, I decided to use just the Old-Fashioned Christmas clear stamp set to create a one layer mixed media card.

I love the versatility of the wonderful image and sentiments in Old-Fashioned Christmas and by omitting the horse and carriage for this card, achieved a completely different look-don’t you agree?

To create this card, I scored and folded a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” white cardstock in half, created a mask for the snow bank and sponged distress inks (Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire) for the sky area.

I lifted the masks and re-positioned to sponge a bit of Chipped Sapphire to the snow banks.

I decided to just highlight the trees from the Old-Fashioned Christmas clear stamp set, so I inked the trees first with Peeled Paint distress ink, stamped onto the panel, then re-inked using Forest Moss distress ink and re-stamped over the first image.

I used a water brush to blend some of the ink, added shadows with Stormy Sky distress ink along with a black water-based marker.

A few snowflakes were first added with a white marker, then I used white acrylic paint with a small paint brush to add snow to the pine tree branches as well as a few more snowflakes.

I heat embossed the sentiment with pewter embossing powder to finish off the card (this made it a bit difficult to photograph).

I hope I have inspired you to start your Christmas cards and again, if you have not had a chance to join us yet, come check out our “Christmas In July” blog hop- wonderful inspiration from all of my Creative Team sisters :-)


Hugs and I hope you have a very blessed week!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop & Sale!


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Good morning, Sweet 'n Sassy friends! The Creative Team has been busy creating some amazing Christmas creations to share with you today. We know it's summer here in the US but Christmas card making season is a year round endeavor for many so we wanted to help put you in the spirit and give you plenty of inspiration to help you get this year's cards either started or further along in the process. ;)

We are also excited to pass along a fun weekend sale on our Christmas stamps! Enter code CMASJULY during checkout TODAY through Sunday, July 24th and receive 15% off our entire line of Christmas stamp sets!

Now onto this fun and fabulous hop. You will be able to find all of the team participant blogs at the end of this post. Simply click on their name and you will be taken to their blog. The list will be on each person's blog, so no need to hit the back button. Just look for the next blog in the line-up and off you go!  Please be sure to leave the girls some love along the way. We will be drawing a winner from all of the blog comments and that person will receive a FREE Christmas stamp set (in stock) of their choosing from our line!

Before I send you on your way, here is my contribution to the Christmas in July Hop. It features our adorable and popular Born This Day stamp set AND coordinating dies, which I am happy to report are in stock NOW!

 The Born This Day image was colored with Copic markers and die cut with the matching die. I used some DP to put behind the "window" to create the look of the night sky. I added the star die cut and a rhinestone, plus some Stickles for the additional sparkle. The sentiment is from our Jesus is the Reason digital set but it is also available in our Jesus is Born clear stamp set. Yay!!


 The inside features a few other stamps from the Born This Day set including Luke 2:10-11. I love adding scripture to my cards and this set has plenty of great options.

If you'd like to see some more fabulous cards our team has created with this set, CLICK HERE.


I hope you enjoyed my card. Now off you go....ENJOY THE HOP!! I know I will! :D

~Korin