Monday, September 20, 2021

Autumn Blessings


 

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 

It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today using the Autumn Gnomes stamp set. I can't seem to get enough of this set. 

To make this CAS card, I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel which I cut down with a scalloped/stitched die cut. I stamped the image on the panel and then colored it using Copic markers. I added a little grass under the pumpkins and the greeting to finish the card. 



Thank for stopping by! 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Snowflakes

Today I am sharing how to get two cards from one technique featuring the Large Snowflakes Die Set. These dies were very popular and sold out. Don't worry, more are on the way and you can preorder yours today.

I LOVE these dies so much! You can see some more of my cards here



I wanted to do something non-traditional so I chose an unusual color scheme. 


 

I started by inking up a piece of cardstock with shabby shutters distress oxide ink. Then, I die cut a bunch of snowflakes and adhered them with pixie spray. The snowflakes didn't want to stick(this was an experiment) so I laid some heavy books on top for a few minutes and this worked, but I had to be careful. I made sure I was holding onto the snowflakes as I went over the areas carefully with rustic wilderness distress oxide ink. Once complete, I peeled the snowflakes off and went over the entire piece with bundled sage distress oxide ink. I added a sentiment strip and layered snowflakes to finish it off.

 


After creating this card, I was left with snowflakes that were partially to fully inked up. I got to thinking I could finish inking them and use them to create a background for another card, so that's what I did. I inked them up more using bundled sage and rustic wilderness distress oxide inks. Then I glued them down on white cardstock.




I kept the layout the same as the first one, sprayed the background and snowflakes with a sheer shimmer sparkle spray and created a different sentiment strip to complete the card.





Do you have a favorite? My favorite is the second card.

Supplies:

Large Snowflakes Die Set

Endless Love 

Christmas Pine 

Inks: shabby shutters, bundles sage and rustic wilderness distress oxides, versafine clair nocturne and yeti white pigment ink

cardstock: white and garden green

white embossing powder

Imagine sheer shimmer craft spray  sparkle

Bearly Art precision craft glue

 



Thanks so much for stopping by,

Karen


Friday, September 17, 2021

Christmas Shaker Card

Happy Friday crafty friends! I hope your week has been going well and that your weekend gets even better.

Today I want to share with you a slimline card I made using the Berry Branch background stamp from this month’s new release and the Christmas Blocks stamp set.

To start my card, I made a slimline base measuring 7" x 8 1/2" with scoring at 3 1/2". I then trimmed a red card stock 3 1/4" x 8 1/4". Finally, I trimmed a white card stock 3" x 8". Once I was done trimming, I stamped the Berry Branch stamp on the white card stock with a green ink pad, and glued a slightly smaller piece of acetate onto the back of it. I then used one of my square nesting dies, which fit perfectly around the Christmas Blocks stamp images, to die cut the background.


I used another white card stock to stamp the cute images from the Christmas Blocks set, and colored them using my Copic markers. I glued that on top of the red card stock and placed some chunky blue glitter to make this into a shaker card. To finish the card, I added some Nuvo drops on the berries and added a sentiment from the Holiday Blocks stamp set.

I really hope you have enjoyed today’s post! For more inspiration follow me on Instagram: @harshgurl.

As always, I hope this has given you some inspiration to do something fun and creative today. Until next time!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Holiday Cards & giveaway!

 Good morning! Today I am sharing two projects using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Holiday Wreath and Pinecone Background sets. Also used are Christmas Wordfetti and Mini Tags Dies. I have a little giveaway too, so be sure to read to the end!

My favorite poinsettias are pink so I made my first card in that color. This is a pretty simple design and was finished off with a few sequins.


A white frame was created with two rectangle dies for my second card, then it was run through an embossing folder. Just a portion of the pinecone image was used for the center and it was matted with gold paper for some shine.


Giveaway- I have an extra set of the Doily Border Dies and Scalloped Border Dies! These are brand new but they are loose...not in the packaging that you normally receive them in. I will choose from one of the comments on this post on my personal blog that are left by 9:00 pm tomorrow night (Sept. 17) to send these to.


Have a great day!
Diane








Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Holiday Wreath and an Instagram Hop



Hi friends! It's time for the SNSS September Release Inspiration Hop on Instagram. You can head over to the SNSS Instagram feed to start the hop. There's lots of inspiration with this month's release as well as a chance to win by commenting on the hop posts, so be sure to head on over there for some fun!


 Today I'm featuring the beautiful Holiday Wreath set, paired with a few other goodies.



For my first card, I colored the wreath in some winter blues, adding a bit of glossy glaze and some sparkle lacquer to accent the flowers, berries, and pinecones in the image. I hand trimmed the image and added foam tape to the back for dimension.

The scallops are cut with the Scallop Border Dies from aqua and navy, then offset and layered for a fun accent on the card. I finished with the Merry Christmas sentiment from my Endless Love set and a thin navy mat.



For my second card, I went with pinks and reds for my color scheme, coloring the Holiday Wreath with Copic markers and adding some frosted lace stickles to the pine cones.  I hand trimmed again, and this time chose to stamp the Christmas Text Background on pink cardstock for a fun background. I finieshed off with a sentiment from Christmas Wordfetti embossed onto a sentiment strip, and then a few scattered sequins.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Happy Birthday | #SNSSVIP0921

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Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here with a card for the September 2021 VIP Challenge over in our Facebook Group. Each month we host a new challenge and a chance to WIN a $10 Gift Code to the SNSS shop. One random winner is selected each month.  You can find the details on how to play along HERE.
 
This months we are challenging you with a
 "Nautical Theme Challenge"
 

You just need to create a project with a nautical theme using at least one SNSS product. Don't have an image that will work...we have a FREE digital image over in the VIP that you can download and use!
 
For my sample I created a masculine birthday card using the Master of the Sea and a sentiment from the Sentimental Mash Up stamp set.

Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Kraft Layer: 3 15/16" x 5 3/16"
Navy Mat Strip: 2" x 5 3/16"
Red & White Stripe Pattern Paper Strip: 1 7/8" x 5 3/16"
Navy Circle Mat: 3"
White Stitched Circle: 2 7/8"



We hope you will be inspired to play along! 
You can find the challenge details HERE.

 
 Happy Stamping!!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Endless Love

 

Happy Monday! Esther here today sharing two cards using the BRAND NEW Endless Love stamp set designed by Julee Tilman! For my first card I created a fun Christmas shaker in bright and cheery colors. 

I used watercolors to paint the striped background before adding some text and splatters. To create the mottled effect on the hearts, I laid them on my distress oxide pads and lightly pressed in places.

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Supplies and Tools:

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My  second card uses the same stamp set for a fresh and clean encouragement card. I colored my images with Arteza real brush pens and fussy cut them before adding them to my white on white background. I love how the polka dots on the sentiment add a little extra "pop of interest" to the card.

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Supplies and Tools:

  • From Sweet n Sassy Stamps
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens
  • White Gel Pen
  • Inspire Embossing Folder (Fun Stampers Journey)
  • Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Two Cards from One Background Stamp

 Happy Saturday Stampers! This is Michelle from East Bay Stamp Chick. For today's card share, I made 2 mini slimline cards.



To make these cards, I started with the background. I used the new Pinecone Background stamp set. I stamped the image in Black Memento ink since I needed to use a alcohol marker friendly ink. Then I colored in the whole image. It's about 5.75x5.75 inches. Then I used my paper trimmer to cut the background in half. I used red cardstock a quarter of any inch bigger to create a frame for each piece, then mounted them all onto my card bases. The 1st card has the additional images of the popcorn string, ornament and sentiment from the Deck the Halls stamp set. The 2nd card has the poinsettia from the Poinsettia Greetings stamp set and the sentiment from the new Endless Love stamp set. I added a little bling and the cards are done. Super easy and I got 2 cards from 1 background stamp!

Let's take a look at each of the stamp sets I used.

  

 


I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and that you have time this weekend to get crafty! Thanks for visiting! 



Friday, September 10, 2021

Wood Scraps to Treasure!

 Hi Friends! Happy Friday!!

I have been having a great time stretching my stamps and have loved the fun wood block decor I have created this summer. My first batch were made for my sister's birthday (for her tiered tray) and I had the hardest time giving them over (haha). Sooo what's a girl to do but make herself some (and get a tray to go with them - sigh.) Today I have lot of samples to show you!

My first projects used a wonky piece of scrap wood, a wood slice, and a "stem"/stick from my yard to create pumpkin with a little sign using Fall Breeze. Then I grabbed a scrap of 2x4 for a block using Autumn Gnomes with I modpodged onto the block and and a sentiment from Rhubarb's Harvest (stamped with Stazon)



These are all super fun and very easy! I hope you are inspired to try something similar - If you don't have the blocks, you can sometimes get them from Home Depot from the scrap pile - where there is a will there is a way right :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Lyn

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Endless Love


Hi friends! It's Julee and I'm popping in to share some of my makes featuring my second stamp set with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps... Endless Love. This set is a faith inspired Christmas set celebrating the reason for the season. I hope you love stamping with it as much as I have!


First up is a mini slimline card using two of the images and the title sentiment from the set. I colored the images with Copic markers and gel pens, then hand trimmed and added to a panel of patterned paper. The sentiment is cut with a circle die and matted with the same pattern paper. Foam sheets and a white panel add some dimension to the finished card.


For my next card, I paired the star and sentiment from Endless Love with a previously released SNSS set, Scene Silhouettes: Jesus is Born. I stamped the shepherds on the hill in midnight ink, then masked off the lower section of white on a cardstock panel.  I ink blended with tumbled glass, stormy sky, and faded denim until I achieved the night sky I was looking for.  Next I placed the stamp and sentiment together, fussy cutting the teeny star to pop up on a foam dot.  I then matted my panels with silver cardstock and adhered to a white card base. Super simple, yet very striking.


My next card uses the flower spray and sentiment from Endless Love, paired with a background created with the Berry Branch Background. This 4 x 4 background stamp is the September Stamp of the Month. It's available to purchase individually, or you can get it as a free gift with a $60 order this month. Y'all know I'm a fan of blues and aquas, so that's the color combo I went for on this mini slimline card. The branches and flower images are colored with Copic markers and I blended some stormy sky around the edges of the background panel to tie it all together.


I couldn't leave out the Merry Christmas sentiment from my original makes, so I created one more card pairing Endless Love with the Berry Branch Background. This time I went with more traditional colors and added a bit of bow and a couple of jingle bells for accent.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired by my makes.