Friday, September 29, 2023

National Coffee Day Hop

 Hi friends! We're so excited to be one of a of the sponsors for the National Coffee Day Blog Hop! This is a traditional blog hop hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with prizes for commenting on the company blogs in the hop. 

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. 

Cards by Karen features: Great Friends and Bubbles Stencil

Card by Diane features: I Like Big Cups and Holly Jolly stamps and dies

Card by Stephanie features: Coffee Talk

Card by Sheri features: 
Holiday Cheer  and Scallop Border Dies

Card by Traci features: Latte Love


Now it's time for the giveaway! Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite SnSS coffee stamp set is for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store. Commenting will be open through October 5th. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Thursday, October 6th.

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

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Tuesday Tip - Silhouette Cutting

Tuesday Tip - Silhouette Cutting

Jami's tip is to use the Silhouette to cut out the flowers from our NEW Watercolor Florals Printable set.

Supplies used on this page: Watercolor Florals Printable, Word Mapping, Word Mapping 2, Lines & Crosses Mini Stencil, Greek Alpha, Books of the Bible, Bitty Minnie Alpha, and Chunky Alpha

Look how nice they look! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Tuesday Tip - Save the Sentiment

 Tuesday Tip - Save the Sentiment

Today's tip comes from Diane who says, "Leave the sentiment off of some cards that you make so you have a stash ready to go for any occasion. Then simply add a sentiment to the front or inside when needed."

Her beautiful autumn card features our Colors of Fall stamp set. 

Here are a few more cards from the archives that employ this technique.

Card by Diane features: Song Birds

Cards by Lyn feature Begin Again

Card by Esther use Springtime Babies, Texture Tiles 4, Floral Background, Foliage Dies, Bubbles Stencil

Cards by Nina feature Landscape Silhouettes

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Tuesday Technique - Stippling

 Tuesday Technique - Stippling

Instead of coloring in your stamped image fully, try this stippling (dotting) technique that Karen used on her coneflowers. Choose 3-4 colors in the same family and dot the colors onto your image in a loose gradient. Make sure to bring the lightest color back up into the darkest a bit. You’ll love the mottled, soft look for your cards or other projects.

Supplies: Colors of Fall, Sew Many Stitches, Skinny Caps Alpha,  and Floral Doily Stencil

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Tuesday Technique - Die Cut Window

 Tuesday Technique - Die Cut Window

Diane's tip is to bring your focal image from the outside of the card to the inside with a punched or die cut window. She used the Thankful Sunflowers and Script Background Stamp on her pretty card. 

Here are a couple more cards from the archives that use this fun technique! 

Lyn's card features Sweet Little Lamb

Monka's card features Springtime Babies, Made New, and Fence & Grass Dies

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Tuesday Tip - Sentiment Backgrounds

Tuesday Tip - Sentiment Background

Do you want to get more out of your stamp sets? Check out April's great tip for creating unique and fun backgrounds using the sentiments in your sets. 

Try stamping them lightly, tone on tone, wonky, overlapping ....the possibilities are endless!

She also used the sentiment background technique with her dies. Isn't this card just the sweetest?

Supplies used on these beautiful cards: 

Great Friends, Thankful SunflowersLove You Die Set, and Gnome Love

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tuesday Tutorial - Crinkle Ribbon

 Tuesday Tutorial - Crinkle Ribbon

Do you ever wish you had ribbon in the exact colors of your project? Esther recently revisited the crinkle ribbon technique that helps you match everything perfectly!

Crinkle Ribbon Directions:

1. Cut a strip of white seam binding twice as long as you want it since it will shrink when crinkled
2. Ink up your ribbon with your choice of distress ink
3. Spritz generously with water to spread the ink throughout the ribbon (You can add more ink to your mat and soak it up with the wet ribbon to create a darker shade)
4. Ball up your ribbon and dry with a heat gun.

Esther added her tags to loaves of Pumpkin Bread she had packaged in white paper lunch sacks. 


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Tuesday Tip - Repeat Stenciling

Tuesday Tip - Repeat Stenciling

Do you have stencils with tiny designs in them like our recently released Cross Stitch Stencil? Karen shares a tip for creating a fuller patten by shifting the stencil so that the design falls between the ones already stenciled and re-stenciling. 


 Cross Stitch Stencil, Sew Happy Stamp Set, Sew Happy Die Set, Going Postal

Karen also tried this technique using two different colors! 


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Tuesday Tutorial - Quilt Backgrounds

  Tuesday Tutorial - Quilt Backgrounds

Esther recently shared a set of three cards that feature a quick and easy quilt background technique. Here's how she created them:

  1. Cut 3 pieces of designer paper to measure 5.25" x 4" inches
  2. Stack them all together and make two random cuts
  3. Mix up the patterns to form three different quilt card fronts
  4. Turn each set over and tape them together to make gluing them to your card front easier