Saturday, September 23, 2017

Christmas Topiaries

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  Christmas Topiaries, a recently released stamp set designed by Krista Hamrick, includes four beautiful topiary images and five little sentiments perfect for creating delightful Christmas cards.  Two of the images were used on the following cards.

 Christmas papers by Echo Park and a winsome Christmas Tree image from the Christmas Topiaries stamp set were used to create this charming Christmas card.  The images were colored with Copic Markers, sparkle added with Wink of Stella, and dimension added with Glossy Accents.  

Love the little poinsettia border included in the Christmas Topiaries set that coordinates with the poinsettias on this topiary.  Both were colored with Copic Markers.

This charming stamp set is now available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful Christmas sets available for your Christmas card creations at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, September 22, 2017

peace on earth

Good morning!
Today I am sharing this card using the Peace on Earth and Christmas Botanicals stamp sets.  I think they coordinate together nicely.

My plan was to stamp the dove to show through the oval cutout (as in the photo) but to emboss the words in white on the blackberry panel.  I just couldn't envision how to complete it and I really wanted to also emboss the panel with this pretty embossing folder, so I decided to skip the embossed words and add a sentiment strip instead.  The flower and leaves were popped with foam tape and I added some pearls to finish.
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Quick & Easy Notecard -using Scraps- with Scribble Flowers

It's Gracie Chavez with a new card idea for you! Ever wonder what to do with all those white cardstock scraps? Well, today I have a floral notecard made with just scraps that I used to stamp floral images from the set Scribble Flowers

I stamped a bunch of images on scraps of white cardstock and colored them with Zig Markers and a waterbrush to give them a quick watercolored effect. To add some details I scribbled following the design of the images using an oil based marker in gold. I adhered all the images to a simple white card base to which I added a gold border using the same marker used before. And there you go, a quick and pretty card is ready! 

This kind of card is super practical but pretty and it truly saves you time if you stamp as many white scraps of paper you have color them and save them on a basket, ready to be used on a project. This tip comes in handy especially when there's not much time and you need to send a card as soon as possible!

That's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Refuge In Him

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here and today I am sharing a Mixed Media card created with the clear stamp sets, His Wings (Creative Worship set designed by Korin Sutherland) and Faith Quote Blocks (designed by NinaB Designs).

I love the designs in both of these sets and thought that they complement each other, don't you?

To create this card, stamp the feathers and bird image from His Wings using archival black ink, heat emboss with clear embossing powder, color the open feather images with distress oxide inks and fussy-cut the images.

I used distress oxide inks for the background panel wash before stamping the Faith Quote Blocks image with archival black ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder.

Layer a woodgrain panel of designer paper (embossed with a woodgrain folder) onto black cardstock, add the twine at the top and mount onto the card front.  Add the fussy-cut feathers and twine bow with the accent.

Add the bird image with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Thanks for taking the time to visit us today and I hope I have inspired you to create something this week- hugs and God Bless, sweet friends!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Christmas, Christmas Time Is Here.....

{jane bosi}

Happy Saturday!  I honestly cannot wrap my head around the idea that I am already making Christmas Cards!! The Sweet N Sassy release, however, makes it hard to resist!  You can see the full release HERE.

Coloring has always been therapeutic for me.  The various trees in the Christmas Topiaries set are just perfect for some focused art therapy.  On both cards, I've water colored using distress inks and Fabiano hot press water color paper.

I saw this fun idea--to create a shaker card using acetate and sewing--in an online video. After making an acetate pocket and filling with pretties, I sewed it closed, added a topiary and sentiment from Christmas easy, y'all. Think how impressed my non-card making friends will be when they get a card like this and wonder of the intricacies involved....LOL!

My second card features another beautiful topiary, pretty paper and some messy bobbin ran out and threatened a messy card, but I did what we crafter's do and pretended it was all part of the plan....

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out the wonderful sales and deals going on right now! 

Be well---Jane

Friday, September 15, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone!!  It's Sheri here with a Christmas card using the the NEW Christmas Botanicals stamp set. This is one of the stamp sets that is part of the September Holiday Release.  

For my card I created my own pattern paper and embellishment using one of the smaller holly stamps from the set.  I love being able to customize and have everything match perfectly.  This is also perfect for mass producing.  I plan to stamp out full pages and bring out to the front room and color while I watch TV with hubby.  I can then use the colored images to create layers for my Christmas cards.

 Image 1

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Peaceful Dove

Hello everyone!
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today featuring some of our newest stamps.  There is only 103 days until Christmas so I need to get started on my Christmas cards and our new release has the perfect stamps to get me started.

To make my card I started with a top folding white notecard and a watercolor paper panel cut down with a stitched die. Using Daniel Smith watercolors I made a wash on the panel for my background and then stamped the dove image from the set Peace on Earth and watercolored it with Daniel Smith watercolors as well. The greeting I used is from the Christmas Wishes set. 
We have more new Christmas sets in the shop, you can check them out HERE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Christmas Wreath

Hi Everybody,

Regina here and today I'm using a stamp set called Christmas Wreath.  This is the first Christmas card I've made this year!  I promised myself I would start in July and make a few each month and that did not happen.

The card stock I am using is from Gina K Designs called Cherry Red, Black Onyx, and Layering White.  I am really liking the brighter green and red together this year so I stamped the wreath with Colorbox Ink in Jalopeno.  I stamped the berries with Gina K Designs Cherry Red and it covered beautifully.

I got married this past April so I thought it would be nice to make cards using stamps such as 'from us' or 'from the family'.  I used a stamp set called Christmas Wishes.  I really like the fonts in this set. I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with Zing Clear Detail Fine Embossing Powder to give some dimension and shine.  I love how crisp and black Versafine ink looks.

I cut the letter 'B' out with the Silhouette machine.  I have been wanting to get a wooden letter B to go on the front door ever since I got married in April. Monograms are very popular where I live in Mississippi so I liked the idea of using the Letter 'B' on the card making it more personal since the card is 'from our family' and we're newly married this year.   The bow was also cut out with the Silhouette, folded and glued together.  I brushed Wink of Stella in Clear over the bow and put some Glossy Accents in the center.

To finish it off I used some red and silver metallic twine from my stash. Glossy Accents were used on the berries and the letter 'B' to give lots of shine and dimension.  

HERE IS A LINK to the Sweet 'N Sassy online store for more Christmas stamps, dies, etc.

I hope I inspired you to make some Christmas cards, especially ones that are personal and unique for your family.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

just for you.

Hello! It's Monika here today with a flowery card. I've been under the weather for the last couple of days, so I needed a quick and easy card for my post... so I looked into my scrap pile and I found some flowers already colored and cut from a previous project. That's what I am talking about!
The images are from Scribble Flowers clear stamp set. They were stamped on water color paper, then colored and spritzed with distress inks.
I sponged the background with green distress ink. It's the perfect backdrop for the bold flowers. Added a touch of gold, black and white... and my card was done! A gold button with black thread completed the pretty look...
I am going to leave you with some Scribble Flowers stamp set eye candy:


Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, September 11, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello friends, Stephanie here with a card made with Christmas Topiaries and Christmas Wishes both of which are part of our September release ready for pre-order now.  I have been having fun with this set and decided to use non-traditional colors.  I colored with copics and the paper is from my scrap bin. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.  Head on over to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and pre-order yours and while you are there check out the other sales going on right now.