Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Vintage Romance and a Christmas card

 Hello, Hello!  

I hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving, despite the fact that some of our gatherings may not have looked like they did in past years.  I have learned to be grateful for and enjoy the quiet, no frills holidays as I have no family in town.  That means more turkey for me!   

Jenn Nilsson knocked it out of the park with her newest stamp set in the December release, Vintage Romance.  Have you checked out the whole release yet?  If not you really should go see all of the pretties this month.  

There are no references to Valentines Day in this set, so it is really quite versatile- I'm thinking anniversaries and birthdays in addition to Valentine's Day.  

My first card is done in red with a touch of blue, perfect for a Valentine card for your sweetie~ 

 The locket was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I paired it with a bit of a background panel I had in my stash; it was made by inking up bubble wrap and stamping with it!  A bit of red patterned paper and a kraft colored mat are all that was needed to finish the card.  The sentiment is separate from the blue panel as I wanted to pop it up on dimensional tape.  

The next card using the Vintage Romance set is a lovely bit of mixed media and no red to be found anywhere on the card!  

This beauty was colored with Copics and fussy cut out- I searched 'perfume' bottle on the web and found a perfume bottle of green glass.  That was my inspiration.  

The background was done with a stencil and embossing paste.  To get the gold specks, I dropped in course ep while the embossing paste was still wet.  When the paste was partially dry, I hit the ep with the embossing gun.  Once the paste was dry, I used some distress inks as watercolors and painted the background in.  

This set- it is a must have!  I love, love, love the images~

And how could I not share a Christmas card with it being December 1st??

The background is basic ink blending with Distress inks.  I used Picked Raspberry,  Seedless Preserves, and Chipped Sapphire inks.  Using my MISTI, I stamped the trees on the left with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then stamped the tree on the right, and then stamped the deer.  I filled in the ground with a black Sharpie.  The moon was stamped on white cs and fussy cut out.  All of these images as well as the sentiment are from the Thrill of Hope Stamp Set.  I used watered down acrylic ink for the snow.  

That's all for me!  I hope I have inspired you to get creative- not an easy thing to do during the busy Christmas season!  Thanks for stopping by, 

Lee Ann  

Monday, November 30, 2020

You Melt My Heart

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal here to share a couple cards with you today.  I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday even though I am sure it was a lot different than normal. 
It's officially the Christmas season and I am working on putting trees up and making Christmas cards. the two I am sharing with you today have a snow theme because we are forecasted to get snow today. 

I used the following sets on these cards. 

You can save on these sets through today so hurry over to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  

For complete details on how I created them head over to my blog, Simply Beautiful.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

November 2020 Hop Winner

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee popping in with a little belated happy news for one of you blog hoppers! I've totally had this nagging feeling the past couple days that I was forgetting something, and it finally dawned on me today that I hadn't announced the winner of our blog hop yet. Oops.

As always, we had so much fun sharing the current release with you on our November Blog Hop. We so hope you enjoyed it, too, and gleaned a little inspiration for using this month's stamps! While we think you're ALL winners, we did randomly select ONE lucky reader from among all the comments on the hop to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy shop.

And the winner is...

Congratulations Phyllis!

Please send an email to snssassistant@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Thanks to all of you who commented. We love sharing this wonderful craft with you and look forward to hopping with you again next month!

There's still time to take advantage of our awesome Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale!  We have over 30 bundle deals at savings of 25 - 50% or if you prefer to make your own sale, we've got 25% off sitewide through November 30!  The perfect time to pass on that stamping wishlist to a loved one. 😉

If you're in the mood for a challenge, our November VIP challenge is still open for entries through Monday, November 30. This month we're challenging you to create with a birthday theme. Find all the details in our VIP Group on Facebook. Then play along for a chance to win our monthly prize drawing!

We hope you'll play along!

Dazzling Dahlia Two Ways

 Hey Stampers!

Michelle here from East Bay Stamp Chick. I'm here with my latest card featuring the Dazzling Dahlia stamp set from the Large Floral Bundle. Have you seen the Bundle Blitz sale? Lots of great deals! And if the set on your whish list isn't in a bundle, there is a site wide 20% off sale! 

Here is the bundle.

Three great stamp sets. If you like big flowers, this is the set for you!

So here are my cards!

I used the same Dazzling Dahlia stamp set with 2 different color combinations. Both were colored with alcohol ink markers and the sentiments are both from Encouraging Peonies stamp set that's in the bundle as well. .

The 1st card I used very unconventional colors for a Dahlia. The panel is popped up on foam and I only used 3 colors of markers to color in the dahlia.

This card panel is glued flat to the card base and I used 5 colors of markers to do just the flower.

So which card do you like better? They are the same but very different. Do you like bright colors better than the muted colors? Let me know! I want to hear from you!

I hope you have time to get crafty this weekend and visit the sale over at Sweet n Sassy Stamps!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Snarky Girls Unite!

For today's post, I had so much fun with one of the November sets called A Little Snarky. She reminds me of my friend Jennifer - I Love it!

I wanted to try multiple coloring options for her so I created two projects.

The first project is a card. I inked her up on some watercolor paper then used some shimmery Michael's brand watercolors. I splashed some ink over the card and created a shadow around her. I also used some designer paper from my stash (only a billion more pieces to use now :) )

For my second project, I created a page in my mini journal page. I used Distress Oxides for the background then used Texture Tiles 1 and Texture Tiles 3 for the dimension.

I colored up my Snarky Girl with Copics and fussy cut her and glued her onto the page. I added a little washi tape and the sentiment and just need to add her to my journal!

I hope you were inspired today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Peace Be Still


{janebosi} Happy Thanksgiving!!  This hasn't been the easiest year for many people, for many reasons.  Today, I am grateful and ask you to join with me in recalling all that our Great God has done which deserves our praise and gratefulness always.  The waters may be deep, and yet His grace abounds!

In those moments when we feel most turbulent, may we recall that He is the great calm.

Peace, be still.  May you feel it today.  I created these cards using The Sea set and sentiments from Peace Be Still.  The vibrant colors are distress inks--my favorite!!  

Have a blessed day, Jane

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


  Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today with a fun birthday card featuring the NEW Birthday Gnome digi along with Texture Tiles 8 and Make A Wish stamp sets.


I had a little fun with this one. I like to challenge myself to try new layouts and thought a window would be fun for the Birthday Gnome Digital image to peek out of.

1. Stamp multi-sized polka dots from the Texture Tiles 8 set down the left side of your card panel in orange ink to create a border.

2. Stamp sentiment from the Make A Wish stamp set at the bottom of the panel in blue ink.

3. Create Window in Blue Card Stock. I used a 2 5/8" Square die & 2 1/8" Square die to create this.

4. Print out Birthday Gnome Digital Stamp at 3 1/2", color with your favorite coloring medium (I used copic markers), and then fussy cut him.

5. I popped up my window frame with foam tape (except for the bottom so I could slip the Gnome under). I then added foam tape to the Gnome and slipped him under the frame. His balloons, Hat and sign with be sitting on top of the frame.

6. I attached the white panel to a blue top fold card base. I also added a white piece of card stock to the inside to make it easier to see your message to the recipient.

Card Measurements:
Blue A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
White Panel: 3 15/16" x 5 3/16"
Blue Window: 2 5/8" Square (Outside), 2 1/8" Square (Inside)
White Panel (Inside): 4" x 5 1/4"

This Months Stamp of the Month, is called Bold Birthdays and is FREE with any $75 order.  Plus if you are in the US you will also qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

Plus don't miss Birthday SALE - Week #3
Sale Category HERE

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, November 23, 2020

Christmas Tags -- SALE


Hello everyone. Esther here with some warm and cozy Christmas tags using two silhouette stamp sets. I stamped the trees, snowflakes, and sentiment on kraft tags and then sponged around them using brown ink to give them a vintage feel. The little houses were stamped on watercolor paper and fussy cut. I also sponged some brown around their edges so they wouldn't be too bright for my tags. Adding snow was quick and easy with a bit of diluted white acrylic paint.

Have you been following along with Sweet n Sassy's 13th birthday celebration sales this month?  The special for this week is Silhouettes and Sentiment sets --- Buy 3 get one FREE!!!

Check out all the stamps on sale by clicking here! 

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 Supplies and tools:

  • These Sweet n Sassy Stamp Sets
  • Manila Tags Nesting Dies (Stamplorations)
  • Crochet Lace
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger):
    • Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Pine Needles, Fossilized Amber, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Christmas Blessings

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm sharing this Christmas card that I actually started last month but never got around to completing it. To be honest, it only got finished because I needed a card for today's blog post and it was already halfway done. When life gets really busy I'm always grateful I have half finished projects in my stash. 

Today's card showcases four sets, Welcome HomeChristmas Wordfetti, Deck the Halls and Christmas Pine. Have you guys ever bought a stamp set because you had one idea to use it? Well that was me with the Deck the Halls set. Ever since the release of Welcome Home I kept wondering if the houses would fit inside the ornament from Deck the Halls. Guess what? There was only one way to find out so I bought the set. Of course, I will make other cards with it too, but that was my justification for purchasing it. Someone had to figure out if my idea would work or not so it might as well be me. 



I started by stamping the ornament with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. I stamped the house, roof and trees with distress oxides inks (broken china, mowed lawn, fossilized amber). I colored the windows yellow, top of the ornament silver (gel pen) and fussy cut out. Then, I stamped the pine boughs with evergreen and parsley inks onto white cardstock and cut with a stitched rectangle die. That's as far as I got last month until I picked it up again this week.

This week I stamped the fence, trees and houses along the bottom with evergreen, wheat, midnight and cranberry inks. I stamped the sentiment with the same black ink as the ornament. I positioned the ornament, looped the sliver thread through the top and attached to the back. I matted the white layer onto black and attached to a green card base. 




These two sets below are part of the Sentiments & Silhouettes Sale going on though November 26th.


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




Friday, November 20, 2020

Silhouettes and Sentiments

Hi all! Happy Friday! It's time for another fabulous birthday sale, and this week we've got a super deal for you! Buy 3 sets from our Silhouettes & Sentiments Sale category and receive an additional set of equal or lesser value from the same category for FREE! When you add the 4th set, the discount will automatically apply in your cart. Sale ends November 26.

My first card today is a quick and easy card. To make it,  I masked off a rectangle of cardstock, then blended a rainbow of color on with a stencil.  Then I embossed the sentiment from the Hymn Word Art set in Black in the center. My stamped panel is then popped up on a foam sheet and adhered to a card base. Easy peasy!

For my next card, I stamped the trees from the Thrill of Hope set in forest moss, then embossed in clear. I then ink blended a sky with blue distress oxides. I laid the stamps down over my embossed images as a mask and flicked on white glimmer ink for a little falling snow, then finished off with a thinking of you sentiment from By the Sea.

In other news, there's an absolutely adorable new digi set illustrated by Jennifer Nilsson in the shop today! Be sure to check it out! Don't these little bears just melt your heart?

Have a fabulous weekend!