Friday, May 29, 2020

Brotherly Love

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee popping in to share a couple of cards with you.  With Father's Day, (which also happens to land on my Father-in-law's birthday) coming up in a few weeks, I've had masculine cards on the brain.

Father's Day Card by Julee Tilman

I know a lot of people struggle with masculine cards, but I really like making them. Probably because I really like grunge... and a break from my usual embellishments.  This card started by building the man from Brotherly Love, then masking him off and overstamping with the Psalm 23 Background on designer paper.  I then colored the image with Copics and cut with a circle die.

Father's day card by Julee Tilman

The sentiment is created with the Messy Stamped Alpha and stamped directly on a piece of the same designer paper. I then chose another piece of designer paper for the background and grunged it up with stamps from the Texture Tiles 1 set.  I added a bit of sponging to all my panels, then finished off with dark brown mats and adhered to an A2 card base.

Masculine card by Julee Tilman

Next up, I stepped out of my grunge comfort zone and went for a more clean and simple look. I built the image, this time adding in glasses, a nose, and a mouth, then colored with Copic markers. I die cut this panel in a square and sponged tumbled glass distress oxide around the edges.  The thinking of you sentiment is from the Sentimental Mash-up set.  I then stamped a few sentiments from Sentimental Wordfetti, and embossed them in white on black cardstock to add my "thoughts" to the thinking of you card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this gave you a little inspiration for creating masculine cards.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

For My Tea-rrific Friend

Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today!  Did you know that Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps is one of the Super Sponsors for the Spring/Summer 2020 Coffee Lovers Hop?  Well I thought it would be FUN to play along!  There are lots of prizes up for grabs even a $25 Gift Code to the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Shop. You can find all the details to play along HERE

I created a tea themed card featuring the NEW In This Together stamp set from the May 2020 Release along with a sentiment from the Tea For Two stamp set.  There is also a digital version of the In This Together set in the shop.

Card Measurements:
A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Kraft Mat: 4" x 5 1/4"
Pattern Paper Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Pattern Paper Strip: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Kraft Mat: 3 1/4" 4 1/2"
Pattern Paper Layer: 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
Doily: 4"
Circle: 2 3/4"


Happy Stamping!!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Coffee Love

Hello Friends, Esther here sharing two fun coffee themed cards with you. I'm sure you're aware of that the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is in progress, and Sweet n Sassy Stamps is one of their sponsors. You can find an awesome line-up of Sweet n Sassy beverage themed stamps by CLICKING HERE. They also have a digital stamp that I'm using on my cards today -- the fun thing about digitals is you can purchase and play immediately AND make them whatever size you want!!

My first card is feminine with a quilt themed background, strip of paper lace, and a bold flower accenting my coffee cup.

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Supplies and Tools:

My second card could be considered more masculine in nature.

I pulled out my long-neglected "Refresh My Soul" cactus stamp set
and combined it with the digital coffee cup.

Supplies and Tools:
  • These Sweet n Sassy Sets
  • Canson Mix Media Paper
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens
  • Baker's Twine
  • Fishtail Banners (Stamp Simply)
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)

Sunday, May 24, 2020

can't wait

Good morning! My cards today pretty much sum up how we all feel... anxious to get together again with friends and family! Here I used the SNSS In This Together digital printable. You can also easily use the In This Together stamp set. Either one works for a quick and easy set of cards to let someone know how much you miss them.

To use the digital images, I first sized and placed them how I wanted them in a Word document. Then I cut pieces of patterned paper to fit my card front. I used a temporary double-sided tape to attach the patterned paper panels to a sheet of copy paper and ran them through my printer. Then I ran another piece through to print several sentiments and layered them on with a ribbon.

I hope these cards inspire you to try out some digital images or use your stamps to make some CAS cards. Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Doves of Peace

Hello everyone! Today I want to share two cards I made with the Doves of Peace stamp set.

I stamped the images on marker paper and colored them with alcohol markers. After that I cut out the images and searched for matching background papers.

For my first card I wanted some golden accents. So I used a craft colored card and vellum with golden accents for the background. I adhered the vellum on the left side with a piece of washi tape (with golden dots) and with a bit of glue behind the paper with the message on it. I stamped the message on white cardstock and gave it a blue background with Distress inks.

For the second card I used a background paper with uplifting words and I stamped the message on a darker piece of cardstock and I used white embossing powder to make it stand out on the background. I added a blue ribbon and a couple of sequins and enamel dots to finish the card.

That's it! I hope you're inspired to create.

- Lucinde

Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Hi coffee, tea, and cocoa fans! We're so excited to once again be amidst a long list of fabulous Super Sponsors for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Nothing better than a little caffeinated creation to put a little SPRING in your step! 😉

The hop kicks off today and runs through Friday, May 22. To be eligible for any of the fabulous Super Sponsor prizes, simply create a NEW spring or summer themed coffee, tea, or cocoa project and link it up over on the official Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post. Enter as many cards as you like, the more the merrier! The deadline to link up is Friday, May 29.

Also, today we're launching a new DIGITAL set designed by yours truly. If you've followed me and my stamping adventures for any length of time, you know I have a passion for coffee... and stamps. So I dusted of my design software and drew up a new set in honor of today's hop.  My Sunshine in a Cup DIGITAL set is available in the shop now. It includes PNG images, as well as a printable PDF of all the images and sentiments for those who aren't comfortable with manipulating digis.

If you love digis, be sure to check out our other Coffee, Tea, & Cocoa DIGIS.

For my card today, I colored up the sunny to-go cup from Sunshine in a Cup, then chose some matching papers.  The yellow was a little too blank for my taste, so I jazzed it up with some tone on tone stamping with the trio of coffee beans from the Special Blend set. I layered everything together, then added the sentiment from the digi set and a black stitched bow.

Our new May release includes the beautiful new In This Together clear stamp set. This set was first available as a DIGITAL set, and is now available with a few more sentiments in physical stamp form.  Hooray! It has lovely floral cup and teapot imagery and a host of encouraging sentiments.

Card by Lee Ann features In This Together and Tea for Two.

I'll leave you with a little sampling of caffeinated sets and inspiraiton from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Shop

Jesus & Coffee
Card by Sheri features Jesus & Coffee.

Card by Jane features Fill Me UpFill Me Up DiesJesus & Coffee, Just Say JesusYour Story, and Encouraging Thoughts.

Card by Korin features Fill Me Up, Fill Me Up Dies, Jesus & Coffee, Grunge Elements 2, and Your Story.

Card by Diane features Special Blend.

Punny Love

Tags by Sheri features Punny Love and Jesus & Coffee

Cocoa's Cups
Card by Lyn features Cocoa's Cups, Grunge Elements 2, and Special Blend.

Tea for Two
Card by Ceal features Tea for Two

And don't miss the beautiful May Stamp of the Month. This elegant set is available as a gift with your $75 order during the month of May.

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