Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Sweet Birthday Card

 Happy Saturday Stampers! Michelle here from East Bay Stamp Chick with another card share. 

November is Sweet 'n Sassy's birthday month, so I have a sweet birthday card for you.

This card came together pretty quick. I cut a card panel of 3.75x5 inches. I used a pink and blended it over the Peppermint Stripe Stencil. I used a strip of gingham ribbon going across the panel then adhered it to another aqua colored panel of cardstock that measures 4x5.25. I then mounted it onto my A2 card base. I stamped Happy Birthday from the Joyful Day Stamp set towards the bottom in black ink. That adorable bear is from the Bear Hugs Stamp set. I colored her using alcohol ink markers. I added a few pink sequins for bling.

Let's take a look at what I used.

Don't forget Sweet 'n Sassy has a Black Friday Sale all weekend!

i hope you find some time to get crafty this weekend! Thank you for visiting!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Pocket Card

Happy Day After Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family and fun! I am still trying to recover from all that food haha!  Today I have a simple pocket card for you. I dug through my stash of backgrounds and then took them up a notch by simply adding the new Script Background stamp in a coordinating color. I also created a note card to go into the pocket and gave it the same "subtle" treatment and also added an image from the Wonder of Wonders set. I colored the faces, hands, and heart and let the rest blend into the background. 

I think this will be a unique card for someone who needs some love and encouragement but what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Good Times

Hi friends! I have a new digi set releasing in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop this week! This is a birthday themed set with lots of sentiments perfect for the inside and outside of your cards. And of course, there's a little bit of coffee, because that's just how I roll!

For my first card, I sized the coffee cup, balloon trio and sentiment for a mini slimline panel, then layered together before printing.  Once printed, I colored with copics in blues and greens for a masculine card. I layered this panel on white, then added a panel stenciled with my Peppermint Stripe Stencil as a background.

My second card uses the balloon image and a different sentiment from the set. I colored with Copiics, matted with midnight cardstock, then stenciled a background with my Diamond Tile Stencil and some dress blues ink from Catherine Pooler.  Super quick and easy!

All digis and dies are on sale this week, during Sweet 'n Sassy's birthday bash, so it's the perfect time to pick up some of my digis if you've had your eye on them.

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

You Are In My Thoughts & Prayers

Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here with a card featuring a sentiment from the NEW Heartfelt Thoughts stamp set. This set is the November 2021 Stamp of the Month and is FREE with any $60 order. This set is perfect for Encouragement/Sympathy cards.
The background panel was created from the Grunge Stripe Background and Texture Tiles 1 stamp sets. The floral sprig is from the Botanical Branches stamp set. I used a monochromatic color pallet and used copic markers to color. For embellishment I added a few sequins.
Card Measurements:
Mini Slimline: 6" x 3 1/2" (6" x 7", scored at 3 1/2" on the 7" side)
Green Scallop Mat: 5 5/8" x 3 1/8"
Striped Layer: 5 3/8" x 2 7/8"
White Layer: 4 1/16" x 1 9/16"

 This weeks Birthday SALE is 20% OFF all DIES and DIGIS!!
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Happy Stamping!!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Snowflake Dies THREE Ways


Esther here today with a pretty Christmas card that features snowflake dies used THREE different ways. 

Way #1 To create a stencil --- I cut two snowflakes from printer paper and used them as a stencil on the background.

Way #2 To create an impression on stamping foam ---I heated my stamping foam, pressed it into the largest of the snowflakes to create an impression, inked the stamping foam with distress ink, and stamped it on a piece of white card stock.

Way #3 To create a regular die cut --  Last of all I die cut the medium sized snowflake and glued it over top the reverse print. 


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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Simply Amazing

Today's card is the kind of card I love to create! The one that will lift someone up with a beautiful sentiment and kind words inside.



I began by creating the background. I used the Vintage Doily stencil with basic gray ink on a lighter gray cardstock. Then, I stamped the Script Background with the same ink over the top of it and cut with a stitched edge rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from My Thoughts of You on the panel with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I matted the panel with black and attached to a basic gray card base. 

I stamped the butterfly from Begin Again on white cardstock, blended honeysuckle and cranberry ink on the wings and fussy cut out. I popped the butterfly up with foam tape and added some black jewels to finish it off.



**The stencil and butterfly set are part of the current sale that ends tonight.**


Begin Again

Script Background 

 My Thoughts of You

Vintage Doily Stencil 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, November 19, 2021

Starry Night on a Hillside

Happy Friday my friends! I hope you're having a great day and that your weekend goes even better.

Today I want to share with you a fun card I made using the Starry Night stencil, the Hillside Edges die set, and the Warm Winter Friends stamps.

I trimmed my cardstock to make an A2 base card. On it, I stamped one of the images from the Warm Winter Friends stamp set to create a background. Then I die cut a semi stitched circle and used my distress inks to color the background. Next, I used the Starry Night stencil with white pigment ink to add those cute stars.
On a separate piece of cardstock, I die cut the Hillside Edge and used my Copics to color the trees, houses, and hills. Once I finished coloring, I splattered some white metallic watercolor to make it look like snow. To finish the card I heat embossed a sentiment from the Warm Winter Friends stamp set.

Remember! Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is still celebrating their birthday! This week to celebrate, all of the animal stamp sets and stencils are 20% off! No code needed. You can take advantage of this sale to get the Warm Winter Friends stamp set & the Starry Night stencil I used on today's card.

I really hope you have enjoyed today's crafty project! For more inspiration you can follow me on Instagram @harshgurl . Have fun getting some crafty supplies! See you next time!

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Advent Calendar Tutorial

Hello Sweet Friends!  A few weeks ago I shared an advent calendar I made featuring Sweet N Sassy Stamps on my Instagram (@stampymom5).  I promised to write a tutorial-how-to at that time.  I've had so many technical problems--it's taken nearly a month to get here!  I apologize for that and for some of the formatting, but I hope this is useful to help you create your own project!

 You will need chipboard, designer paper, cardstock, adhesive, stamps, ink, circle punch (optional) and a scoring tool. Copy and paste into blogger has been a real bugger!  I hope this remains clear for you!


Chipboard                        7 x 9 (2)

                                         2 ½ x 9

Designer Paper                8 x 10 (2)

                                         3 ½ x 10

 Spine Foundation            4 ½ x 9

Cardstock for boxes        4 x 7 (24)

Other                               Scissors

                                         Scoring Tool

                                         Adhesive (tape and glue)



                                         Circle punch (optional)

Creating the Calendar “Book” Base

Step One:           Cover all chipboard pieces with designer papers.  Be sure to miter corners as shown below.


Complete the larger pieces with an additional piece of designer paper or cardstock, measuring just slightly smaller than the 7x9 dimension of the cover pieces, to finish the front and back of each.  You will not need to do this for the smaller spine piece.  See step two.  

Step Two:  Adhere the smaller covered chipboard piece in the center of the spine foundation piece.  This piece, along with the two covers, forms the book-like base for your project.

Step Three:  Working on the backside of the spine section, place adhesive on each edge and adhere the covers.

Be sure to leave a small space between the chipboard pieces when assembling so they open and close without interference.

Decorate the front cover and set aside, moving on to creating the individual boxes.

Creating Daily Calendar Boxes:

Step One:           Score, on the long side of each 4 x 7 cardstock piece (24) at 1”, 3”, 4” and 6”

Rotate the cardstock and score again at 1” and 3”

Step Two:           Trim scored lines and corresponding flaps as shown below.  If desired, you can create a half circle notch on one end flap with a circle punch.   I used a 1 ¼” circle punch.

Step Three:        Place adhesive on the front and back flaps as shown.  

Step Four:          Fold and adhere each box (24) as shown.

Putting It All Together:

Step One:           Adhere each box to the base. I use a wet adhesive rather than tape for this step.  It is faster and I can get better overall coverage.  Pour a liberal amount of adhesive on your non-stick surface and dip each box bottom in for complete coverage from edge to edge.  As seen in the photo, the box bottom is the piece with the notch.  The three flapped piece is the cover—which I have begun to decorate with the red cardstock square.

I apologize for this partial picture, but you still get the idea.  You will adhere 12 boxes on each cover; four rows of three boxes.  Be sure to leave enough space between the rows so you are able to open each box.  I place a glass mat on top of the boxes while the glue dries to insure each box is well secured.

While the glue dries, decorate the box covers, numbering them from 1-24.

Adhere the numbered decorative pieces to the box tops in a random order.  Fill each  box with a small treat, toy and/or scripture verse. 

This is really a fun project!  I sure hope you give it a go!  Tag me @stampymom5 when you do--I'd love to see your work!

TTFN, Jane