Saturday, June 12, 2021

Easy Peazy Baby Card

 Happy Saturday Stampers! Michelle here from East Bay Stamp Chick. I have a super easy baby card for you today. How does I color of ink and no coloring sound? 

Here's my card featuring the new Oh Baby stamp set with matching dies, Grunge Stripe Background stamp and the Welcome Home stamp set.

Yes, I used 3 different stamp sets, but only 1 color of ink and a few dies. So easy! The card is an A2 size with the pink panel measuring 3.75x5 inches. I stamped it with the Grunge Stripe Background in a pink ink. I adhered it to my card base. Then I stamped the sentiment welcome home from the Welcome Home stamp set. I used an oval die from my stash to cut it out. That cute little Baby banner is from the Oh Baby set and has a matching die and the same for that adorable baby buggy. Event those tiny flowers have a die! So easy to stamp it all in pink then does cut it out and use foam squares to pop it up.

Here's a closer look at the sets I used.


And did I mention that the Grunge  Stripe Background stamp is the stamp of the month? So it's free with your $60 order!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have time to get crafty this weekend! 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Snail Village ATC Card

Today I have a fun card that uses an ATC card as it's focal point. I first created the ATC and then decided it would be a fun card so I went for it...

I started with an ATC panel of watercolor paper. I smooshed some Distress Oxides (Hickory Smoke and Aged Mahogany.) I added a little color texture with the bitty heart stencil that I spritzed with water so it blended into the background. I added more texture around the edges with the Grunge Elements 3 and Texture Tiles 7. With my backgrounds created, I colored up my Snail House from Snail Village and fussy cut it. I added a little washi for it to sit on and added a sentiment. ATC done.

For the card, I simply layered some Neenah Solar White and Bazzill Brick cardstock and that is that. I love it!

I hope you like it and are inspired!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Botanical Branches + June Insta Hop

Hi friends! It's Julee popping in to share a little June inspiration with you. Today is our monthly hop over on Instagram, so be sure to hop on over there for even more inspiration from the team and a chance to win a $25 gift code to the shop! Winner will be drawn from comments across the hop and announced on the SNSS Instagram page on June 16.

On the hop today, I'm sharing a couple of cards with the gorgeous new Botanical Branches set. For the first one, I pulled out a watercolor palette to color up the main image as an olive branch. I trimmed by hand with a slight white border, then added a bit of twine to the stem.

I created a mini slim background using the Fern Fronds Stencil in a few different distress inks, then then over stamping randomly with the Psalm 23 Background stamp. I went with black accents for the mats, and a white embossed sentiment for contrast. The finished size is 3.5 x 6"

For the second card I stamped the same image a few times on kraft cardstock then colored with prismacolor pencils. I rarely use colored pencils, but I love the way they pop on kraft cardstock! This was a super fun and pretty simple image to color with just a few pinks, greens, and a white pencil. I added some texture to the background with distress ink and the Script Stencil The sentiment from Truth Quotes 1 is embossed onto vellum to finish things off, since I couldn't bear to cover up the coloring!

Today (June 9) is the final day of early bird savings! Save 10% on individual new releases in the shop, no code needed.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Did Someone Say COFFEE? | #SNSSVIP0621

Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here with my sample card for the June 2021 VIP Challenge over in our Facebook Group. Each month we host a new challenge and a chance to WIN a $10 Gift Code to the SNSS shop. One random winner is selected each month.  You can find the deets on how to play along HERE.
This months theme is COFFEE, TEA or COCOA!  
My card features the Coffee Talk and Texture Tiles 9 stamp sets.

Card Measurements:
Kraft A2 Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Brown Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
White Panel: 5" x 3 3/4"

Monday, June 7, 2021

Welcome Little One

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal, here. Today I am sharing a couple cards that I created using one of our June release sets, Oh Baby.  This set also has a Coordinating die set as well. 

I made a CAS girl and Boy baby card by simply stamping the image on a stitched panel, coloring it with Copic markers and then adding some plaid patterned paper by Lawn Fawn as a mat. I also stamped the blanket and fussy cut it out to match the mat paper.


Saturday, June 5, 2021

Botanical Branches

Today I am sharing cards featuring two of the new June Release sets. I often like to make two cards with the same layout and just change up the colors. I really like to do this when I have an easy layout. 

Both my cards today feature Botanical Branches and the June Stamp of the Month Grunge Stripe Background. These two versatile sets will make a great addition to your collection! 

For my first card, I stamped the background with Ballet Slipper ink on white cardstock. I die cut and matted on white. I stamped the focal image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Once dry, I colored the image with Arteza Brush Pens(green tea, olive green, rouge pink and red). I fussy cut the image and used a craft knife to get the spots inbetween the leaves. I glued the image to the striped panel and let dry. I wrapped string around the front of the panel and attached it to a white card base popping it up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on a scrap piece of Regal Rose cardstock and affixed to the front.



My second card is the same layout just a different color palette. I used Sahara Sand ink for the stripes and same color cardstock to layer the panel. I colored the image with crocodile green, olive green, bumblebee yellow and cadmium orange Arteza Brush Pens. I stamped the sentiment on Garden Green cardstock and used a natural twine to wrap around the front. For this card, I decided to add a little more color with orange and yellow paint spatters. 

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 4, 2021

Bundle of Joy!

     Happy Friday! Lieschen here from @harshgurl sharing a new card using stamps from this month's new release at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

    For today's card I used the cute Oh Baby stamp set and the Fence & Grass dies.

    I wanted these cute little outfits to be the main focus on the card so I decided to pretend as if they were left to dry outside! I used two pieces of kraft card stock to be posts and some string that I had in my stash. I then used the Grass dies to add some grass.

    To finish the card I added some glossy accents on those cute baby outfits, some pearls, and a sentiment from the Oh Baby stamp set.

    Remember to check out this month's SNSS release, it is so adorable! Thanks again for stopping by and reading my post. I hope it has given you some inspiration to do something fun and creative this weekend. Until next time!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

snail village

 Good morning! It’s the beginning of June already, which means there’s a great new release at SNSS! Today I am sharing a few cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Snail Village Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately), Botanical Branches, Grunge Stripe Background (the Stamp of the Month!), and the Bitty Hearts Stencil.

I made a soft background for the snail with the new Botanical Branches on my first card. Then I added some colorful, whimsical stripes to go with the "cheerful shello" sentiment. The sentiment was popped with foam tape.

My next two cards are pretty CAS. I used a single stripe from the Grunge Stripe Background here to create a road or path. The snail and balloon are popped up.


I stenciled and sponged the background on the right side of my last card. The mushroom house was cut & layered over top. This is such a cute set!


Have a great day!


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Perfect Preparation by Charmaine Canham

Hello friends!
I am so very excited to show you today's card.
 I am mixing old with new for a whimsy and fun project. 

I started with a gel print from a recent play with my five-year-old daughter. I just love how she used these colors with her little fingers, not knowing how it will look at the end. Sort of just like today's sentiment... we don't know how it will end, but we know God is preparing us. I white heat-embossed the flowers from the Happy Day stamp set and cut them out by hand.

Next, I silver heat embossed the branches from the new Botanical Branches on white vellum.

The beautiful sentiment comes from an older set, The Future.
This was stamped with a black detail ink and clear heat embossed. 

Now to arrange the blooms and branches. I used double-sided foam tape and regular double-sided tape. The vellum branches are placed right under the blooms with foam tape for movement.
Don't overthink it, just play.

I did add a sliver of black cardstock on the left to balance the sentiment on the other side. 

Isn't she just fun? I hope you liked today's card and mix your old and with new stamp sets!
Have a fabulous day!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Versatile Botanical Branches

 Hello, Hello! 

Happy Summer to all of you! 

Have you checked out the new release from Sweet n Sassy Stamps?!  This is a seriously awesome release!  My favorite set is the new Botanical Branches by Nina B.  First off, they are just gorgeous; but second, they are so versatile!  They are perfect fillers for floral sprays but they can also stand alone on a card, as in my first card~

 This gorgeous berry branch was colored with Copics and then fussy cut out.  I added an embossed panel to my card base.  Then, for interest and another pop of yellow, I cut in half a square die cut frame I had in my stash.  It happened to be stamped with an image from the Flower Garden Stamp Set and watercolored with distress ink.  The square halves were adhered to the base and the berry stem was popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment, which is from the Encouraging Thoughts Stamp Set was stamped on a sentiment strip and adhered, along with a few sequins to finish the card. 

Next up, I have used the Botanical Branches set as filler for a floral bouquet.  The flower is from the True Beauty Stamp Set.  

I started with the back panel- color blocked 5 wide stripes with watercolor.  While that was drying, I stamped the flower with distress ink and then colored it with distress inks.  I did the same for the leafy branches that are from the Botanical Branches Stamp Set.  The leaves were heat embossed in white embossing powder on vellum and everything was fussy cut out.  The elements were assembled in the lower left corner and adhered to the card.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Wordfetti Stamp Set and was stamped on blue cs.  A few sequins were added.  

You can check out the entire new June Release HERE!  And check out the new release specials while you are there.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann