Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Heart Skips a Beat

Hi Friends,

If you weren't aware, or if you need a really good 
reason to shop...what am I saying?  Who needs a reason right?
 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is clearing
out the old and bringing on more new!
Save a whopping 40% on selected stamps AND dies!
Just click here to begin shopping...
after you peek at my card of course.  :)

I have been getting more into creating my own backgrounds
 lately and the discontinued Grundgy Border stamp set 
totally fits the bill for this.  Notice the polka dots, 
diamonds and wood designs... all part of this fun set. 
 The sentiment and the polka dot heart are included 
in the beautiful Bottom of my Heart Set.
Did I mention both stamp sets are now on sale :)

I added other sweet elements to my card including 
the butterfly and postage paid symbols.  
These are from one of our newest sets, Parisian Postcard.

I love how bright and cheerful this card turned out.
Perfect for valentine giving.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Parisian Postcard Anniversary Shaker Card...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a tutorial on how I made my anniversary shaker card. I love adding shaker elements to my cards. It might look difficult and time consuming, but it actually can go pretty fast when you learn the basic steps.

I started out stamping my main image, the Eiffel Tower from Parisian Postcard clear stamp set on the white base card and the red panel. (Yes, it seems to be the favorite for the last week or so between the SNSS team members.) I made sure the images were stamped the same place on both card stock, so they would line up when layered on top of each other. I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to do the perfect job. (If you are leaving a white border, don't forget to calculate that 1/8" extra on the white card.)

Next I die-cut the heart window opening on the red panel, using the biggest die from Heart Die set. 

Next I placed the red heart back in the negative space, and secured it to the white base card with masking tape (you can also use repositionable or washi tape). Then I placed dimensional tape around the heart.

Next I added extra dimensional tape to the white base card. 

Then I added the shaker elements: glitter hearts, gold sequins, and micro beads. The tiny glitter hearts were die-cut with Hearts and Stars Scallop Border Die set. Before I adhered the red cover panel, I taped a piece of window sheet behind the heart window opening.

Finally I embellished my card with stamped postal stamp images, thread (adhered with a glue dot), punched vellum flowers, and more of the glitter hearts.

The greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The image is from You & Me clear stamp set

I hope I inspired you to make a shaker card today. 

Thank you for stopping by, 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Feeling Fowl?

I am hoping that you and your loved ones are staying healthy this first month of 2015. I am just getting over bronchitis, and almost everyone at my work has missed a day due to illness of their own or of their children. We have had Influenza A and B, RSV, and Whooping Cough going around in my co-workers families, and ten percent of the workforce was missing one day this past week!

If you do know someone that is ill, a sure way to cheer them up is to send them a handmade card using this adorable, just-released Sweet Perks Bundle stamp set with dies by DT member Diane, called Get Well Critters:

I chose that cute fat little chicken with the sore wing for my card today, and added the matching "Feeling Fowl?" sentiment. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored in using Copic markers.
Stay healthy -- take your Vitamin C, and if you get sick, make some chicken soup! Oh--- don't tell my little chick about that part....... have a great week!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

butterfly thoughts and buggy get well wishes

Hello and happy Saturday!  It was a cold week but that didn't stop me from stamping some warm greetings.  Butterflies are cheery and I am smitten with the one in the Parisian Postcard stamp set!  The images all go together so nicely and are wonderful to collage.  Here are 2 quick and simple, black & white cards with just a pop of color.

The butterflies and sentiment on the first one are popped with dimensionals.  I also used an image from Grunge Elements to "distress" the panel.

I stamped the flowers repeatedly on a panel for the second card, then offset it when it was adhered.  The sentiment is from God Is Bigger.

The tips of the butterflies' wings were rolled on the green inkpad to add more color...but you could easily use markers to do the same.

I have one more card to share today...this one was made with my Get Well Critters stamp set which is part of this month's Sweet Perks Club...just released!

Have a great weekend!
♥ Diane

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/god-is-bigger-clear-stamp-set/  http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/sweet-perks-club-get-well-critters-bundle/

Friday, January 23, 2015

February Sweet Perks Club

Happy Friday to you, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  You may be a tad confused to see us releasing our February bundles today.  We typically release them on the last Friday of the month, however since January has 5 Fridays and February is such a short month, we have decided to surprise you with an early release!  Woot! :)


Before you head to our site to order your bundles, please read ALL of the info below. 

Our club bundles will ship 3-4 weeks from the initial release date (that's today) so please keep this in mind when you are ordering.  The earlier you order the sooner your order will ship.  This time frame is necessary to ensure we have enough product on hand to fill orders and enough time to fill those orders.  If you add other items to your club bundle order, those items will also be delayed so it is best to keep your CLUB orders separate from your regular product orders.  We cannot partial ship orders.

Please note:  
One of this month's bundles include a stamp set that was previously released to our line (Praise the Lord stamp set).  Please make sure you check your personal stamp inventory before ordering so you do not end up with duplicate stamps.  Thank you! 

For those of you NEW to SPC, this is how it works...

On the last Friday of the month we will share the next month's SPC bundle(s) (yes, there may be more than one to choose from!). The bundle(s) will consist of one stamp set and one coordinating die set and they will be available FOR PREORDER at a 20% discount with FREE SHIPPING (US customers only, $3 off shipping for international customers) for only 2 weeks!  The new products in the bundle(s) will be made available later in the month for purchase on our website for the FULL retail price.  

SHIPPING: In order to receive FREE or discounted SHIPPING for your bundle purchase(s) you MUST enter the shipping code found in the bundle descriptionClick on the link to the product and scroll down to find it in the product description. We will not be able to credit you back if you forget this step.  Orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail.

While saving 20% is a pretty sweet deal, that isn't all!  After all, it's called the Sweet PERKS club!!  When you purchase one (or more) of our SPC bundles you will ALSO receive 10% off ANY additional purchases you make that month!! SWEET! 

To "JOIN" our club, all you have to do is order one of the bundles and you are in! There is NO COMMITMENT. YOU get to pick and choose when to participate.  When you do, you get that month's perks, when you don't, you don't.   Pretty simple, huh?

Of course, the savings are GREAT, but we're also throwing in some freebies to reward your continued club participation. 

Check out these SWEET PERKS!
  • When you purchase 2 or more SPC bundles in one month you will receive a small surprise gift in that month's SPC shipment.  Who doesn't love fun little surprises? :) SWEET!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 6 (within a 6 month time frame) you will receive a FREE 4x6 stamp set of your choice.  WHAT?  Yes!  YOU get to pick your FREE gift for fulfilling a typical 6 month club term.  EVEN SWEETER!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 12 (within a 12 month time frame) you will receive a FREE SPC BUNDLE of your choice valued between $25 and $30!  THE SWEETEST!
Without further ado HERE THEY ARE...
our February Sweet Perks Club Bundles

Get Well Critters designed by Diane Zechman




Keep in Touch, Too designed by Gloria Stengel


Praise the Lord designed by Korin Sutherland


Okay, now off you go!!!  Time to grab some SWEET bundles!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Natures Inspiration

Hi everyone!  I have a couple cards to share with you that I made as samples for a stamp store in my area.  I used Inspirational Word Art and Nature Silhouettes 2.  I love the fonts and encouraging sentiments and I think the beautiful nature stamps compliment them well.  I used papers from My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart collection dp.  I hope that you like them.

Here are the Sweet N Sassy products that I used on my cards:


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Be Mine

Hi everyone!  Kim here to share a non-traditional, mixed media type Valentine card with you today!  This card...oh my...ever have one of those cards that just doesn't come together?  I reworked this baby so many times before I was happy.  And I was most happy with this sweet kitty cat being stuck up in a tree!  I loved the addition of the branch, which was a perfect pairing with the small image.  I also have a love of pink and grey and texture...can you tell? **wink**

This card actually started as an ATC that I covered with paper, embossing paste, and paint.  Much of that is now covered up, as I wasn't thrilled with end result.  However, I loved the texture of the paste and that is what you see at the edges of the ATC (where the cat is sitting).  Once my card pieces were cut, circles, cardstock, cat, hearts, etc., I moved everything around until I was happy with the layout. Guess what I'm most happy with?  The Speech Bubbles die!  Seriously, you're going to be seeing speech bubbles on all of my cards...I LOVE them!  And they're a brand new item, just added to the store a few weeks ago!

Want to grab all of the products that I used on today's card?  Check out the list below:

Speech Bubbles Die
Valentine's Critters (and coordinating die)
Hearts Die
Love Birds Die Set (and coordinating stamp set)