Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Tuesday Tutorial - Rainbow Stripes

 Tuesday Tutorial:

Esther shares a fun tutorial for creating a rainbow stripe background using paper strips.

Directions:

1. Cut a bunch of paper strips in rainbow colors

2. Adhere them at an angle on across your card front

3. Trim strips and use the trimmed strips to finish your card front

4. Trim all edges 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Tuesday Technique - Adding Dimension

 Tuesday Technique - Adding Dimension

In today's blog post, Esther shows us how to add a bit of dimension to our images.


For the butterfly, she stamped the image twice, fussy cut the wings of the butterfly, and glued them over the original image.


For the flower, she stamped the image twice, fussy cut a second flower, snipped between each petal, and popped it up with dimensional tape over the first one.

Supplies and Tools: Botanical Collages, Floral Doily Stencil, and Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink 


Friday, November 3, 2023

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

 


Hello friends. Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is excited to be one in a long list of sponsors for the Fall-Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. The hop kicks off today and runs through the 10th. All you have to do to be in the running for one of the great prizes is create a coffee, tea, or hot cocoa themed project and link it up on the official post over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. 

We're excited about two BRAND NEW coffee products that just hit the store this week - our Travel Cup Die Set and 6 x 6 Coffee Background stamp!! 

We'd love for you to check out the Coffee, Tea, & Hot Cocoa section of the Sweet 'n Sassy Store for some super fun beverage themed stamp sets. We also have a coffee themed printable and quite a few digital stamps.  When you're all finished exploring the store, scroll down and enjoy the caffeinated inspiration from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps team.   

Card by Sheri features: Holiday Cheer Stamps & Dies and Botanical Branches Stamps & Dies


Card by Esther features: Coffee BackgroundTravel Cup Die Set, Be Still & Know, Watercolor Florals Printable, Your Story, Forever & Always, Circle Dies, and Sew Many Stitches

Card by Von Marie features: Winter Gnomes and Holiday Cheer

Card by Stephanie features: Coffee TalkTravel Cup Die Set, and Funky Florals


Card by Donna features: Travel Cup Die SetCoffee Background, and 
Simple Sentiments

Card by Donna features: Travel Cup Die Set and Simple Sentiments

Bible journaling page by Sue features: Gratitude Matters (October Inspiration Box), Quirky Alpha, Typewriter Alpha, and Birch Forest Stencil 


Card by April features: Travel Cup Die Set, Coffee Background, and Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and Dies




Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Tuesday Tutorial - Let's Make a Wreath

 Tuesday Tutorial - Let's Make a Wreath

Esther used our NEW Village Die Set to create a farmhouse wreath card and shares her process photos in case you'd like to try your hand at it. 


Step 1 - Cut a bunch of sprigs using your favorite  Foliage Die

Step 2 - Using two Circle Dies, cut a ring from matching green card stock.

Step 3 - Adhere your sprigs around your ring, tucking each one about 1/2 way under the previous one.

Step 4 - Decorate as desired.


Products used: Village Die Set, Texture Tiles 4, Foliage DiesCircle Die SetBlessings Dieand Stars Dies Set

Friday, October 20, 2023

BYSHC Falling for the Holidays

 


We're so excited to be one of the sponsors for the Falling for Christmas 2023 BYSHC Link Party that starts today and runs through October 27th. One lucky winner will get a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store. All you have to do is create a Christmas, Hanukkah, Yuletide, wintry etc. type of card and link it up to the official post on the BYSHC blog

We'd love for you to check out the Christmas section of the Sweet 'n Sassy Store for some super fun beverage-themed stamp sets, and if you're into digital stamps, we have those too. While you're looking, check out these holiday die sets:  Village Die Set, Christmas Ornaments & BulbsLarge SnowflakesSparkle Snowflakes, and Peace & Joy Word Dies.  When you're finished browsing the store, scroll down and enjoy the holiday inspiration from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps team and Friends of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 



Card by Nina features: Vintage Holly stamps and die, Christmas Hymn WordArt, Holly Layering Stencil Set


Shadowbox by April features: Village Die set and Poinsettia Wishes stamp & die set



Card by Traci features: Christmas Botanicals stamps & dies and Vintage Holly 


Card by Michelle features: Knit BackgroundSnow Family, Crazy about SnowmenChristmas Ornament & Bulb Tag Die Set, and Large Snowflake Background

Card by Sheri features:  Holly Layering Stencil Set,  Poinsettia Wishes stamp & die set, & Holly Jolly 




Card by Autumn features: Knit Background, Scene Silhouettes: Woodland & O Holy Night




Card and wood block by Lyn features: Christmas Hymn Word  Art and Gnomie Christmas Digital


Card by Von Marie features: Holiday Cheer and Shiplap Background




Card by Stephanie features: Bear Hugs

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Tuesday Technique - Non-traditional Colors

Tuesday Technique - Non-traditional Colors

It's always fun to think outside the box and use unexpected colors for your holiday cards.

Check out these lovely cards from our team using the October Release.

Nina's lovely card in pink and yellow (above) features: Large Snowflake Background, Knit Background, Vintage Holly stamps and die, and Village Die Set


Karen's pretty purple card features: Large Snowflake Background, Poinsettia Wishes stamps/dies, Large Snowflakes die set, Sparkle Snowflake die set, and Snowstorm stencil

Sheri's card is all decked out in blue and red and uses: Holly Jolly Stamp & DieChristmas SentimentsHolly Layering Stencil Set, Scalloped Border Dies

Traci's gray and purple card features: Christmas Gnomes Stamp Set and Dies and Holly Layering Stencil Set


Michelle went with black for her scene and featured: Village Die SetLarge Snowflake Background, and Christmas Sentiments

What non-traditional color scheme is your favorite for holiday cards? 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Tuesday Technique - Partial Stamping

Tuesday Technique - Partial Stamping

Diane created this sweet anniversary card by stamping only the top portion of our new Snow Family stamp and omitting the bottom section that includes a baby snowman. 

She also shares a second tip for framing her image:
To create the black shadow behind her image, she die cut the frame again two more times with black cardstock. One was cut in half vertically and the other horizontally. 


Then the pieces were moved sightly apart to layer underneath and create a black shadow behind her original frame. 





Thursday, October 5, 2023

National Coffee Day WINNER

 


It's time to announce the WINNER from the National Coffee Day Blog Hop. 

CONGRATULATIONS to 

Suzanne H 

you've won a $25 gift code to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Please email Esther at SNSSassistant@gmail.com to claim your prize

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Tuesday Technique - Using Felt

 Tuesday Technique - Die Cutting Felt
Have you ever tried die cutting something other than paper? Felt is fairly inexpensive and adds a wonderful texture to your creation. Check out the fun way Diane used it to create a sweet little village on her card front.