Saturday, March 23, 2024

Coffee Hop WINNER


 It's time to announce the winners from the Spring-Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.



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

Please contact Esther at to claim you prize. 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Spring Summer 2024 Coffee Hop

 Hello coffee fans, Esther here today with something fun! Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is excited to be among the fabulous sponsors for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is a traditional hop with each stop offering prizes for commenting on their company blog post. 

We'd love for you to check out the Coffee, Tea, and Hot Cocoa 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. We also have a Travel Cup Die Set and Coffee-themed Printable. When you're finished browsing the store, scroll down and enjoy the caffeinated inspiration from our Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps teams.


Leave a comment on this post and we'll draw a winner for a $25 gift code to the Sweet & Sassy Stamps store. Commenting open through March 22nd and the winner will be announced here on the blog March 23rd. 

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Tuesday Tip - Layered Designs

 Tuesday Tip - Layered Designs

Diane has another stencil tip for us:
Make multiple layers with your stencils or background stamps and cut or tear to layer them."

Diane shares: "First, I brushed ink on three pieces of white cardstock using three colors of ink, varying the combination of colors. Note: I traced the edge of the cardstock with pencil onto my scrap paper and taped the top of the stencil down so that all three pieces were stenciled exactly the same. If you have a sticky mat for this purpose, that might help."

"Next, I tore the edges of two pieces as shown below and layered them together. You will have two pieces leftover for another project."

Here’s the finished background.

Supplies used:
Diamond Floral Stencils and Simple Sentiments Bundle

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tuesday Tutorial - Treat Bag/Pocket Card

 Tuesday Tutorial - Treat Bag/Pocket Card
Esther has a picture tutorial to share with you today for creating a mini pocket card or treat bag. 

1.  Decide how tall you want you treat bag and add about 1/4 of an inch to accommodate the fancy trimmed top you'll add later.  Decide how wide you want your treat bag to be, double that measurement and add 1/4 inch

2. Fold your the two sides of your paper to the center, overlapping 1/4 of an inch

3. Fold the bottom up approximately 1/4 of an inch 

4. Open your paper back up and trim off the bottom two corners

5. Decide what kind of decorative top you'd like and use pinking sheers or a circle punch to create it

6. Fold your bag back up and adhere together

NOTE: You can use typing paper, card stock, patterned paper, or wax paper (to create faux glassine bags)

 Supplies used:

Springtime, Springtime Babies, Diagonal Plaid Background, Texture Tiles 4, Stitched Circles Dies Set, and Stitched Circles 2 Die Set

Esther also created treat bags using this method

Supplies used:

Love in is the Air stamps & dies, Delicate Doily Die, Skinny Lowercase Alpha, Sentimental Wordfetti, Texture Tiles 4, and Bold Caps Alpha

Faux Glassine Bags

Supplies used:

Love in is the Air stamps & diesDelicate Doily Die, Flourish Background, Your Story, and Scallop Border Dies

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tuesday Tip - Stencil Fun

 Tuesday Tip - Stencil Fun
Diane shares a fun tip for changing up the tree from our Seasonal Trees Layering Stencils:
"Use a tiny heart stencil or stamp with the tree stencil to create a valentine tree. Try other shapes or images also such as stars, flowers, etc."

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Tuesday Tip - Gelli Prints

Tuesday Tips - Gelli Prints

Are you looking for a fun way to create stained glass windows? 

Karen shares "Use your stash of gelli prints to create colorful windows for the Cathedral Window Die."

She turned one of her windows into a fun shape card with a sentiment from the Church Family Stamp Set

Her second project is a Bible journaling page that uses:

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Tuesday Tip - Dryer Sheet

Tuesday Tip - Dryer Sheet

Esther shares a tip for using dies with lots of tiny pieces: "Place a dryer sheet under your paper when die cutting intricate designs."

Not only does the dryer sheet help the design to fully cut out, but it also catches quite a few of the tiny pieces so you don't have to punch them out manually.

Esther's faithdex card uses:

Flourish Background Stamp, Delicate Doily Die, Be Still & Know, Gratitude Matters, and Stitched Circles 2 Die set

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Tuesday Tip - Make Multiples

Tuesday Tip - Make Multiples 

Diane has a stamping tip for us today:
"When you use your big background stamps, stamp extras in various colors to have ready for future projects."

Check out some of the fun ways she used her Diagonal Plaid backgrounds.

This card also features: Seasonal Birds

This card also features: Read More and Stitched Circles 2
This card also features: Seasonal Birds

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Tuesday Tutorial - Rainbow Stripes

 Tuesday Tutorial:

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


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