Sunday, November 11, 2018

Merry Christmas with Christmas Silhouettes


Hi Sweet Friends!  Julie, here and today I am sharing a card using one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets, Christmas Silhouettes along with images from the Texture Tiles 1 and Texture Tiles 4 stamp sets.


This layered card was fairly easy to create- a few layers, images and a large bow to finish it off! 



I started with creating the white background panel by heat embossing the snowflake image from Christmas Silhouettes and watercoloring with a light wash of light gray distress ink for a heat resist background.. 

The banner was created with the buffalo plaid image from Texture Tiles 4- I love how easy it is to line up the plaid to create your own background paper!  I die cut the banner with a stitched die, split it in half to layer onto the white background with a horizontal panel of black cardstock and burgundy grosgrain ribbon.


The reindeer image from Christmas Silhouettes was heat embossed in black, fussy cut and mounted with dimensional foam onto a circle created with the music image from Texture Tiles 1.

The card was finished off with sentiments from Christmas Silhouettes along with a large bow, snowflakes and rhinestones.


Don’t forget, we are celebrating our 11th Birthday Celebration all month long!  Right now, until 11/14 we are offering Free Shipping and Handling on any order!  
Plus for any order $60 and over (net US $), you can choose one of four stamp sets as your Stamp of the Month in November!

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope all of you have a blessed week!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Rejoice!

Hello sweet friends!  We are having fun celebrating SNSS 11th Birthday and hope you are enjoying all of the birthday specials!  Today I am sharing two cards made with one of my favorite new Christmas stamp sets...Thrill of Hope.


Distress Oxide Inks were applied directly to a large acrylic block, spritzed with water and smeared onto a piece of mixed media paper to create the background for the trees.  The same inks were used to sponge the sky and snow drifts on the card base.  The tree border from the Thrill of Hope stamp set was stamped in purple along the bottom of the card and the deer, cut with a Scan 'N Cut, was popped onto the card.  The sentiment was white embossed to finish the card.


The Buffalo plaid from the Texture Tiles 4 stamp set was stamped in red on Kraft card stock to make the border along the left side of the card.  The tree border was stamped in Frayed Burlap ink at the bottom of another panel of Kraft card stock.  The large trees and sentiment were white embossed and snowflakes stamped in white and Frayed Burlap inks were added to the sky along with white paint splatters.  Tiny gems were white embossed and added to the snowflakes for added dimension to finish the card. 


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathy

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christmas Botanicals

Hi friends, it's new design team member, Julee Tilman, here! Today I'm super excited to be sharing a couple of cards featuring the beautiful Christmas Botanicals  set for my first official design team post on the blog. All month long we're celebrating SNSS's 11th birthday with weekly specials and design team features on stamp sets from through the years.


A couple of my picks to feature this month are the beautiful Christmas Botanicals set and the We Three Kings set. These both have beautiful traditional Christmas imagery and the sentiments in We Three Kings really speak the true spirit of the season. I've also paired these with one of my favorite background sets ever, Texture Tiles 1.

I started this first card by stamping the two flower images from Christmas Botanicals in tuxedo black Memento ink and then coloring with Copic markers. I fussy cut the images and then accented with a crystal clear lacquer pen and a sprinkling of glitter.


The music background paper from the Old World Winter pack I've been working through seemed like the perfect backdrop, so I sponged with a big of antique linen and gathered twigs distress ink. Then I cut a couple flourish corner die cuts from brown cardstock for accent.

For the sentiment panel, I started with one of my favorite SNSS stamps, the script background from the Texture Tiles 1 set, stamped in antique linen across the paper. Next I stamped the We Three Kings sentiment using Versafine Clair ink and clear embossing powder.  The final touch was to layer everything together and add to a regular A2 sized card base.

My second card using Christmas Botanicals has a very traditional Christmas vibe to it. I colored the poinsettia and an extra leaf and berry sprig with Copic markers and fussy cut, then accented the berries with some clear glass glitter.  The greenery is cut with the Mini Holiday Greens die from Sizzix. I stamped the sentiment panel with the music background from the Textured Tiles 1 stamp set and then embossed the sentiment in the middle. All of the papers are from the Old World Winter collection from The Paper Studio.



Here's a look at the stamp sets I featured today...



Thanks so much for stopping by! There are some fabulous celebrations going on all month in the Sweet 'n Sassy shop. This week's promotion is FREE US shipping through 11/14! Hooray! I love a good free shipping offer, how about you?

And all month long, if you place a $60 net order, you can choose one of 4 popular sets for free. Just add your selection to the order comments when you place your order and they'll tuck it in when your order ships. Hooray!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sheri's Top 11 Favorite Cards


Hello Sweet Friends!  It's Sheri here today to share a little inspiration with you.  In honor of Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps 11th Birthday I thought it would be fun to pick 11 of my favorite cards that I have created since being asked to join the design team last year.

Hope you enjoy the eye candy and if you are interested in any of these cards I have linked the pictures to the original blog posts.


Sheri's Top 11 Favorite Cards
 
https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2017/03/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-guest-designer.html
Features: 
Poppies Digital Stamp and Floral Greetings (retired)
(The Poppies are also available in a clear stamp set here)


 https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2017/04/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-hooray-its-your.html
Features:
Birthday Word Art (retired)


https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2017/04/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-sending-prayers.html
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Pretty Potted Flowers and Floral Greetings (retired)


https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2017/07/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-you-are-kind.html
Features:
All About You and Floral Greetings (retried)


https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2018/03/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-miss-you.html
Features:


https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2018/04/inspired-by-all-little-things-83-happy.html
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https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2018/03/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-praying-for-you.html
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 https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2018/05/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-get-well-wishes.html
Features:


https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2018/08/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-dont-siesta-lets.html
Features:

https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2018/07/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-teacup-roses.html
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https://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/2018/09/sweet-n-sassy-stamps-winter-birds.html
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Don't forget if your order is $60 you can choose one of these sets
 as your FREE Stamp of the Month gift.


And...


Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Cookie Time

{jane bosi}  C'mon you guys!!!  Who is ready for some Christmas baking???  I'm loving this new Christmas Cookies set!  So many fun cards and projects to make!  I just need more time than ideas right now!
I started with a few cards--stamped the images on water color paper and embossed before water coloring using distress inks.  I added some sparkly glitter glue to each image and sentiments from Home For the Holidays and Christmas Wishes.  For the top card, I just couldn't cover any the cookie goodness so I stamped and embossed my sentiment on velum so the whole design could show through.  

I'm not sure why I'm so drawn to these images--other than it's the beginning of my favorite time of the year!

Enjoy!  Jane



Saturday, November 3, 2018

It's Our Birthday!!!!

We are all so excited to be celebrating along with Korin!!!  Sweet 'N Sassy is 11 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Korin has planned all kinds of fun things during the month so make sure you check back often to see what is going on.  Check out our FB page too as there will be live videos going on and lots of fun stuff!
This week she is offering 11% off November's new release sets which there are two of.  Both of the new sets are throwback sets and they are AWESOME!
Remember Cocoa the mouse? Well, he's back!!  I am using this sweet, sweet image from one of the new sets called Cocoa's Cups which features 3 images of Cocoa and one of Cookie (his girlfriend)!  I colored with copics and did some paper piecing.  The design paper is from Reverse Confetti.  This month if you order $60 you can pick one of 4 stamp sets which I will post below.  If you spend $120 you can pick 2 sets and so on and so on!!  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
~Stephanie

Friday, November 2, 2018

All roads lead home

All roads lead home... A perfect sentence to go with this beautiful car. Working with this stamp set made me want to decorate my home for Christmas ;) But I'll have to wait a little bit longer to do that...
I stamped the image on marker paper and colored it with my markers. I cut the image out and adhered it to a circle I die-cut from blue watercolor paper. I already stamped the sentence on the circle. I wanted to use the background paper with different cities on it. It was a great match with the sentence 'all roads lead home'. I adhered the circle with foam tape and added a couple of wooden buttons, pearl drops and sequins to finish the card.
I used the stamp set 'Winter Wonderland'.

- Lucinde

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Noel

Hello! Today I am sharing my last two Christmas cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4.
 
The first card is CAS with some ink sponging on the background. Some snowflakes were stamped in black and others with blue ink.
 

I stamped the tree line monochromatic on the second card and the deer were stamped over a scrap of plaid from Texture Tiles 4 which was left over from another project. Love those deer!
 

Have a great day!
Diane