Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lots of Balloons and Lots of Love

Hello All!
  I am back with some Valentine Inspiration using the adorable Lots of Love Stamp Set.

This adorable dancing pig got me thinking outside of the box.  I colored him with Copics and fussy cut him out. I then took the sloth image from the set and stamped the balloons four times, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.


I used a cloud stencil to create my sky, then sent my pig soaring with a large bunch of balloons.

I decided to do another version of this, only this time my pig got a different placement!

I did a quick cloud background and then did lots of balloon stamping!  Some I stamped and masked and then cut out en masse.  Others (in front) I colored and cut out in smaller bunches.  My pig and all of the balloons are colored with Copics.  I buoyed him up with the balloons, then added string and my sentiment.  The 'sending you' is from the Scripty Thoughts Stamp Set.  I used my MISTI to get even placement of the repeating 'Lots of Love' sentiment.  The Versafine Black Ink gives great coverage and is a nice dark black, even on colored cardstock.

That's it for me!  I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box!  And don't forget the Overstock Sale, going on NOW!

Lee Ann

Monday, January 20, 2020

Lots of Love for Valentines

Happy Monday!
It's Ceal, here with you today. Did you enjoy our Stampathon that was held on Saturday over on our VIP Facebook page
If you haven't played along yet you have all week to get your entries in. There will be a $50 Gift code to the online store given to a random participant. 

Now for my cards, they are super simple. I stamped the images from the Lots of Love set using black Copic friendly ink and then colored both of them with Copic markers.  Both of the greeting are from the Love Worfetti set.
These images are so adorable and fun to color as well. The Lots of Love and Love Wordfetti are both must haves for your valentine cardmaking. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Paper Scraps Challenge

Hello Sweet n' Sassy friends! Today we are hosting a stamp-a-thon in our Facebook Sweet n' Sassy VIP Group. Woohoo!! Get ready for a fun day and week of stamping!!!!

The creative team will be sharing live projects, plus a bunch of fun challenges throughout the day.
Play along with us in the VIP Group group for a chance to win a fabulous prize—a $50 gift code to our website! You have a whole week to create and submit for a chance to win.

My challenge is a.........

I am going to explain how to create a fun and easy background using paper scraps.You can use scraps of cardstock or pattern paper. No scraps, just cut down some of your stash. Your stripes can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal depending on your card design. So have fun, experiment and don't forget to share your creations in the VIP group on Facebook!

I used four different colors of cardstock to create the striped background.
I cut my scraps to the following sizes for my card.

2 blue 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
1 pink 4 1/2" x 7/8"
1 orange 4 1/2" x 1/2"
1 green 4 1/2" x 1"

I put adhesive on the back of my cardstock stripes. Then starting at the top of my A2 card base, I lined up my first panel along the top edge allowing the ends to hang off the two sides. I continued to place the other pieces on the card front making sure to leave no space between the colors. After all the panels were attached I turned my card over and trimmed the ends hanging off the edge.

*I like having the ends longer so I don't have to stress about my measurements being perfect.*

*If you have white space at the bottom of your card just trim it off.*

I then stamped the white panel using the Folk Art Snowflakes and a Kaleidacolor stamp pad for a beautiful multicolored look. This beautiful snowflake set and its intricate pattern works well with a Kaleidacolor stamp pad. If you do not own one of these you can use your stamp pads to add various colors of inks to an image. Just make sure to always start with the lightest color first and work your way to the darkest.

Once my white panel was complete, I matted it on black and adhered it the front of the card. I  used Typewriter Blocks Alpha and All About You to create the sentiment stamping it in VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.

I hope you will give the Paper Scraps Challenge a try along with the other fun challenges in the VIP group. Don't froget you have a week to create and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift code to
Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Friday, January 17, 2020

Sweet Sweet Valentines!

I am just beginning my Valentine making month - I am not sure when I started this but I think I am a better Valentine sender than Christmas card sender. I send them to all my kiddos (and my mamaw haha) so they can get happy mail.

Today's cards feature the brand new LOTS OF LOVE stamp from Sweet N Sassy. These stamp images are so sweet and so adorable! I have them all colored up on my desk just needing to be fussy cut and put on  a card. Every time I look at one, I think it is my favorite and then I look at another and think it is my favorite. I just can't decide! Can they all be my favorite?

My First card is a clean and simple card. Since I love CAS but sometimes fear all the white spaces, I decided to cheat and use a Valentine embossing folder on the background. Then I fussy cut the kitty (colored with polychromos colored pencils) popped it on the panel with some fun foam and rounded the corners for a finishing touch. Easy Peasy!
SNSS Lots of Love 1 copy

My second today uses the Pig (I think this is really my favorite. :)  For this card, I used some fun designer paper for the background. That's twice this week I have used designer paper - if only the stash would dwindle (sigh))! I fussy cut and adhered the pig (colored with Copics) onto the corner - going for the bottom third look... I added a sentiment from the oh-so-awesome LOVE WORDFETTI set. For the finishing touch on this card, I used 2 warm grays shades and created shadows for the piggy on the DP. This is a simple step that really adds to the look I think.
SNSS Lots of Love 2

Well, I hope you are inspired today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lots of Love

Good morning! Today I have some projects with a valentine puppy and kitty from the adorable new Lots of Love stamp set from this month’s release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! First, here's a card with the puppy. I paper-pieced him a cute sweater and popped a square punched frame around him.

Next I made a Faithdex card with the kitty. Some of our design team gals have been having fun the past few months with these cards which are a spin-off of the Rolodex system.

They can be displayed on a spinner or in a box. Here's another post from the first one I made with more info.

Have a great day!

Lots of Love Clear Stamp Set

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our January Release Blog Hop!

We're feeling the love for the January release and are so excited to share the projects we've been working on with you! Read on for a bit of inspiration and a little walk through of our new release, then hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration.

Plus, there's a GIVEAWAY! Leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced here on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, January 22.

Here's the official hop list. If a link misbehaves along the way,
hop on back here to pick  up where you left off.

For my first card I pulled out the Love Wordfetti set, with the idea of doing a sunny card with the you are my sunshine sentiment.  I grabbed some patterned paper, then grunged it up a bit with the Typewriter Text Background and Delightfully Delicate Background stamps.  I then stamped the several times across the bottom of the panel. Next I started sponging yellow inks in, then unfortunately grabbed an inkpad that had the wrong lid on it! It was a rich brown instead of a yellow, so my card took on a darker feel than I wanted, but I went with it anyhow.

The butterfly is from Made New and I embossed it in copper on vellum, then colored the wings with Copic markers.  I added the hello beautiful sentiment popped up and accented with some sequins and thread to finish off the card.

My next card pairs the Love Wordfetti set with the January Stamp of the Month: Texture Tiles 5. I just love these background stamps!  I started by inking up my stamp with three inks at a time for the rainbow background. First I stamped with candied apple, carved pumpkin, and mustard seed, then mowed lawn, salty ocean, and wilted violet.

Next I found an old rainbow die in my stash and cut it from white cardstock.  I then sponged the red, orange, yellow, and green inks onto it, then taped together, coated with Versamark ink and embossed with sparkle embossing powder.  The you are my happy place sentiment from Love Wordfetti is embossed in white on a thin black strip of cardstock and adhered in the corner.

Okay, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry

Here's a little look-see at the sets included in the JANUARY release...

First up is the January stamp of the month, Texture Tiles 5Our January stamp of the month is a definite must-have in your stamping collection. It includes some super versatile heart, polk dot, and cross background tiles. This set is available for purchase for $15.95, OR you can get it as a FREE gift with a $75 purchase (after any discounts and before shipping and tax) during the month of January!

In our Lots of Love set, illustrator Jenn Nilsson brings us an adorable set of valentine critters, sure to steal your heart!

Korin brought us the beautiful Grace So Amazing set this month. These grace filled sentiments are simply gorgeous paired with images, but steal the show on their own!

Our Creative Worship set this month is the elegant With Love Alpha set. These beautiful scripted letters make for the most beautiful words!

And if you've loved our previous wordfetti sets, you'll be happy to see this fabulous new Love Wordfetti set. So many fun phrases for Valentine's Day, as well as throughout the year.

That's our January Release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! What's your favorite? 

May you be blessed today and always!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today with a sweet Valentine featuring the NEW Lots of Love and Love Wordfetti stamp sets.


For the main image I just had to use the super cute Sloth that's in the Lot's of Love stamp set.  I used copic friendly ink and then used copic markers to color.  I then fussy cut him out and added some glossy accents to the balloons for a fun touch. Hope you are inspired to create some Valentines.

 Card Measurements:
  • White A2 Top Fold Card Base (4 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2") 
  • Red Layer 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Decorative Paper Layer 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Red Image Layer 2 3/8" x 3 5/8"
  • White Image Layer 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" 
  • Tag Embellishment 5/8" x 1/2" 

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Valentine Love

Hello Friends, Esther Asbury here, and I'm so excited to be a new design team member with Sweet n Sassy Stamps! For my first post on the design team blog, I'm sharing two fun Valentine cards. 
My first card is pretty quick and easy to create. I used one of the heart tiles from the Texture Tiles 5 set to create an embossed background and then added some fun die cut - distressed hearts to the front.

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Supplies and Tools:

My second card features the adorable sloth from Lots of Love --Isn't he just the cutest?! 

To create my background I embossed a piece of kraft card stock with a fun heart
embossing folder and then swiped some moonlight white ink over top.
The sloth was embossed in black embossing powder and painted with Sonnet water colours. 
After fussy cutting him, I replaced the stamped strings with some fun baker's twine ones! 

Supplies and Tools:
  • Lots of Love (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Valentine Set #2 Embossing Folders (Sizzix)
  • Lace Hearts Dies (Spellbinders) 
  • Nested Hearts Cut Ups (The Cat's Pajamas)
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko) 
  • Sonnet Water Colours
  • Black Soot Distress Ink 
  • Baker's Twine

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Combining patterned papers with stamps

Hello everyone! I love patterned papers. I have tons of paper pads and sometimes I feel like I don't use them enough. But every time I see the beautiful papers I have to buy them ;). So today I went into my paper stash and combined them with my stamps.


I stamped the images from 'The Shepherds Voice' onto marker paper and colored them with alcohol markers. I cut them out and went on the search for the patterned papers. These images are really easy to cut out by the way so that doesn't take a lot of your time.

I went for a couple of colorful papers, but they're not too bright. Just perfect for the shepherds. I had some pre-printed messages on the papers, but you could easily stamp these too with a beautiful alpha set. Especially when you're using a stamp set with a smaller font, this still gives you a lot of space for other elements.

I used a ribbon and some sequins to finish the cards.

I hope you're inspired to create!
- Lucinde from Lucilight

Friday, January 10, 2020

Simple Grace

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee popping in today with a couple of simple cards I created with the Grace So Amazing set.  While I'm usually all about the layers, sometimes I just want a sentiment to speak for itself. Especially sentiments as beautiful as the ones in this set!  So I pulled out some distress oxides and watercolor paper and got to work.

When I reached for colors, I was inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year, Electric Blue.  For the first card I masked off a rectangle and wet the open area with a paint brush.  Next I swiped my oxide inks onto my craft mat. For these cards I used salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, and blueprint sketch.  While the area was wet, I started plopping (that's the technical term! LOL) my colors into the water until I achieved the look I was going for. Then I lightly sprayed with water and blotted with a paper towel to give it a textured look.  I embossed the quote in white directly on my watercolored panel, then matted onto an A2 card front.

After I was done, I still had leftover ink on my craft mat, so I decided to do a smooshed background.  I took another panel of watercolor paper and swiped and dipped it into the ink on my craft mat, let that dry, then smooshed a bit more ink onto an acetate bag and smooshed some more.  After a few repeat smooshing and dryings and then a few splatters of watered down ink, it was just how I wanted it.  I finished off by embossing the verse in white in the center.

I think I could make these cards all day! I just love playing with watercolor and that crisp white embossing on top is just so satisfying!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I  hope you have a fabulously creative day!