Saturday, May 21, 2022

Bright & Sunny

Happy Saturday! I am sharing a simple and cheerful card featuring the May stamp of the month Happiness Blooms and the new Mixed Up stencil.


I began by stenciling the background on kraft with white pigment ink. Next, I stamped the image on the panel with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, let dry and colored with polychromos colored pencils. It's my first time coloring on kraft with pencils. I left my stamp on my stamping platform and reinked the image with black again after I was done coloring it.

Next, I matted the panel on yellow, wrapped twine around it and attached to a white card base. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on kraft, trimmed to size and glued to the front. To finish the card off, I added some black gems to the flower centers and three small orange ones around the image.

Happiness Blooms

Mixed Up Stencil 

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

Friday, May 20, 2022

Mini Botanical Greetings

    Happy Friday crafty friends! I hope you had a good week! Today I'm sharing a simple card using stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

    I wanted to keep things very simple so I started with a premade mini slimline card. I trimmed another piece measuring 3 ¼ x 5 ¾. On this piece I stamped images from the Botanical Branches stamp set. Then used my Copic markers to color the images.

    Next I used gold watercolor to splatter on the background. After that dried, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Everyday Greetings stamp set. To finish my card, I trimmed another piece out of pattern cardstock to glue to my card base and then I used foam tape behind the front panel to glue it to the card. 

    I hope you enjoyed today's blog post and that it has given you some inspiration to do something creative this weekend! For more inspiration you can follow me on Instagram.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

strike up some fun

 Hello! Today I’m sharing two cards using products from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release. Do you know someone who likes to go bowling? Or maybe your kids get invited to bowling birthday parties? Maybe you are just looking to make a fun card? Most of us have bowled at least once in our life and this card would bring back fun memories.

Product links: Masculine Mash-UpShiplap Background, Boss Lady Alpha Dies, Bold Birthdays, Birthday Wordfetti.

I stamped the bowling image on the background of the front of the card, then added a square layer with a popped-up balloon. favorite part is the inside.

I used the Shiplap Background to make the bowling lane and the alpha dies for my sentiment.

I stamped and fussy cut the ball and pins, then added them to a simple pop-up feature. To make the pop-up, I used a 1" x 4 1/4" strip and scored it at every inch (1", 2", 3", and 4"). Then simply fold and glue the 1/4" tab to make a square. Glue one side to the inside bottom, then add adhesive and "close" the top of the card to adhere the pop up to the card front.

I had some diecut letters left over and another fun sentiment in mind, so I made another card. This one is a CAS Mini Slim card so that I could fit all the letters across the bottom. This one is 3 1/2" x 6 1/4". The ball and two pins were stamped again and popped-up. I stamped the "you're" word from the Be Unique set.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Oh Baby


Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!
It's Ceal, here. Today I am sharing a card using our baby set Oh Baby.  I found out my friend is having a girl so I made a quick baby card so when I go to the shower. 

To make this card I started with a top folding white card base and a pink ink blended panel. I Used Salt Water Taffy and Worn Lipstick on my panel. I stamped out the images, colored them using Copic marker and then cut them out with the coordinating dies.   

Saturday, May 14, 2022


Today I am sharing a masculine card and creating them is definitely outside my comfort zone. My card features several products from the new May Release

I created the background by cutting strips of white cardstock in various sizes and swiping two different gray inks across them. Then, I glued the strips onto another white piece of cardstock, inked up the shiplap background with a darker gray and inked up the panel with it. Afterwards, I die cut the panel, stenciled the word inspire, added the brown mesh(trimmed to the edge), matted with gray and attached to a white base.

I stamped the images with ink on 3 black, colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut out. I left my boss lady apha die in one piece instead of cutting it all apart. I cut a bunch of letters from white cardstock. I used the outlines to hold the letters while I inked them up with a dark gray ink. I assembled the card as seen using bearly arts glue as my adhesive to affix the images and letters. 

Shiplap Background

 Mixed Up Stencil

 Boss Lady Alpha Die Set

 Peace Be Still



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

Friday, May 13, 2022

CLBH Winner


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Happiness Blooms

Today I have a fun card for you using the Sweet N Sassy Stamp of the Month Happiness Blooms.

Using Distress Inks, I stamped Texture Tiles 1 to create a background on watercolor paper. I spritzed it a bit to give it a watercolor(y) look. I stamped the flower from Happiness Blooms over it and colored with Copic markers. It has a loose look because of the Copics on watercolor paper. To give it a more crisp look, I went back in with Polychromos pencils. I love the colors on this one. I layered it all up and there is the card. I just needed a sentiment...The sentiment strip comes from Pray Without Ceasing. It is a great encouragement card don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022


 Hi friends! It's Julee Tilman popping in to share a little inspiration.  Today's card features the Diamond Tile Stencil, God is Faithful Stamp & Die Bundle, and Script Sentiments.

I started with the background, first lightly blending Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto a white card stock panel, fading to white on the one side.  I then placed the Diamond Tile Stencil over it and stenciled with the same color ink lightening up as I moved across the panel to continue the fade.

The beautiful floral image from God is Faithful is colored with Copic markers in pinks and purples, then cut with the coordinating dies.  I also cut the floral shape from plain cardstock a couple of times and layered them together to give some dimension.

The sentiment panel is stamped with the hello from Script Sentiments, then I added a couple sprigs from the God is Faithful set on eighter side for embellishment.  I finished with some black matting to make things pop and a few small rhinestones.

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

You're the Best Dad

Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here today with a card featuring the NEW Masculine Mash-up stamp set from the May 2022 Release!  This is a great set to add to your collection for your masculine themed cards.
Today's card could be used for Father's Day or a Birthday! Nothing better than telling Dad that he's the BEST!
Steps to Create Card:
  • Cut & Score White Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
  • Cut Mustard Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Cut Navy Panel: 3 3/4" x 5", then emboss with your favorite masculine embossing folder. I used an older one, Houndstooth (Cuttlebug) from my stash.
  • Cut a 2 3/4" Circle out of the center of the navy panel.
  • Create a Mustard Mat for window in navy panel by Cutting out a 3" Mustard Circle and then cut a 2 1/2" Circle out of it.
  • Cut 1 DAD Word die out of Mustard card stock and 2 in Navy card stock so you can stack for dimension.
  • Stamp Tool image from the Masculine Mash-Up stamp set and color with your favorite coloring medium. I stamped with alcohol friendly ink and used my copic markers to color. This image will then need to be fussy cut out.
  • Stamp "You're the Best" from the Sentimental Wordfetti stamp set with embossing ink and emboss it with a White Fine Detail Embossing Powder (this is very helpful to getting detailed and small sentiments to embossing crisply).
  • Assemble Card. I did use foam tape to pop up the card panel, tool image and small sentiment which is totally optional.
  • For embellishment I added a few metal star embellishments from my stash.
Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Mustard Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Navy Panel: 3 3/4" x 5"
Navy Window: 2 3/4"
DAD: 3 1/2" x 15/16"
Black Sentiment Strip: 1 1/8" x 1/4"
Copic Markers:
Yellow: YR23 & YR21
Gray:   T4, T2 & T1


 Happy Stamping!!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Shabby Mixed Media Coffee


Esther here today with this mixed media coffee card. The Spring Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is in full swing. It's a traditional hop this time with prizes and giveaways at each stop. Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is proud to be one of the sponsors for this hop and is giving away a $25 gift code to one lucky commenter. Click here to go to the original post.

To create my card today I started with a piece of kraft card stock and swiped some white pigment ink across it. Next I stamped the coffee words from texture tiles 9 across the top and bottom and layered up my lace, dictionary page pieces, and burlap ribbon. Using distress inks I did some ink smooshing on watercolor paper, die cut it with a circle die, and stamped a bit of text from texture tiles 1 over top. After fussy cutting one of the coffee cups from I Like Big Cups I added a bit of lace to the front. A sentiment and two little hearts complete this shabby mixed media card. 


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