Thursday, August 18, 2022

hey, chick!

 Today I'm sharing two more cards with the great alpha dies and cute farm set from this month's Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. I also used some SNSS stencils on the backgrounds.

Product links: Bold Caps Alpha DiesDown on the Farm Bundle (Stamps and Dies also sold separately), Bubbles Stencil, Chicken Wire Stencil.

For my first card, I die cut the letters "HEY" from a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch panel, saving the letters for the next card. I layered some patterned paper onto a card base where the letters would show through. Then the stamped and stenciled panel was popped up on the base with foam tape. The sweet little chick was placed on the fence.


Next, I masked off the top portion of the letters and heat embossed them with a clear sparkle embossing powder. The card base was also masked and the bubbles were stenciled with black ink. I added the same die cut chick and a simple sentiment with some red twine accent.


Have a great day!
Diane











Monday, August 15, 2022

Kind of a Pig Deal


Howdy Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal, here. Today I am sharing this fun slimline card using the Down on the Farm set. 
I started with a slimline card base and some patterned paper which I used to create
the grass and then I used a cloud stencil to create the sky. 
I stamped, colored ad cut out the images with the coordinating die. 
For the HB I used the new Bold Caps Alpha die set, the balloons are from the Vintage Van set. 



 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Edge to Edge Birthday Shaker Card

 Happy Saturday Stampers!

It's Michelle from East Bay Stamp Chick with another card share. I

First, though, did you know Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having an amazing sale?


It's just thru Sunday, the 14th! Everything including the new release!

My card share today is an edge to edge shaker card. Here it is.

 


This is an A2 size card, 4.25x5.5 inches. I cut a card panel of white cardstock at 4x5.25 inches. Then I ink blended 4 colors of ink. I then took the new Bubbles Stencil and went over the panel with the same inks I blended. it's hard to see the pattern of the stencil in this photo. The next step was to cut a piece of cellophane slightly larger than the panel. I used double sided tape to adhere the cellophane on 3 sides. Then I added the sequins and closed the last side with the tape. I colored and fussy cut the hat and candle from the Make a Wish stamp set. I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using the inks I ink blended the background with. I adhered all the elements and it's done. Very easy!

Here is a look at the panel and a few others, so you can see the stenciling.


Let's take a look at what I used to make the card.



Edge to edge shaker cards are perfect for fun occasions like birthdays. I hope you give it a try! And don't forget to check out the sale this weekend! Thank you for visiting with me! And don't forget to get crafty this weekend!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Thinking of You - HUGS

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Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here today to let you know that a NEW VIP Challenge has started over in the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps VIP Group over on Facebook. Each month a new challenge is posted on the first of each month and runs for the entire month. One random winner is selected at the end of the challenge to WIN a SNSS stamp set of their choice!
 
This month we are challenging you with a "Back 2 School" Theme! 


For my sample I pulled out the NEW Bold Caps Alpha die set and practiced my ABC's by spelling out the word HUGS out on my card. 
 
Steps to Create Card:
  • Cut White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Cut Blue Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Cut White Panel: 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Take White Panel and lightly ink blend using the Mosaic Stencil and blue ink to create background (Used Gina K In the Navy ink).
  • Stamp flower and leaves from True Beauty stamp set. I used the sold & line images. You will need to fussy cut the images out (Used Gina K. Powder Blue and In the Navy ink) .
  • Stamp "Thinking of You" sentiment from the Sentimental Wordfetti stamp set and trim into a sentiment strip (Used Gina K. In the Navy ink).
  • Cut out the word "HUGS" using the Bold Caps Alpha die set in blue card stock. 
  • Assemble Card. The flower, top leaf & sentiment strip are all popped up with foam tape (optional)
  • For embellishment I added a few clear solid sequins. (optional) 
 
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")
Blue Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
White Panel: 3 3/4" x 5"
White Sentiment Strip: 1 15/16" x 1/4"
 
  
 
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Happy Stamping!!
 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Back to School

 

Hello friend, Esther here today with a back-to-school card. This was my first time to use gelatos, and I had a lot of fun experimenting with them. To create this background I scribbled a line of gelato in rainbow colors at the top of a piece of mixed media paper. Next I stood the paper up on it's side and spritzed it with water to make the colors run. After heat setting I added the stamped images and die cut sentiment.  The Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps die set I used on this card is BRAND NEW for the month of August!  


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Saturday, August 6, 2022

I'm Here for You

Happy Saturday! I love stencils and the new Bubbles stencil is so much fun! Plus, it's easy to mix with other stencils as you will see in today's card.



My card started with a second generation inking of the Grunge Gears stencil(take stencil off project after inking, spritz with water and lay on top of another price of cardstock). Then, I used the brand new Bubbles stencil with orchid opulence and lavender lace ink(SU!) making sure to move the stencil when I changed colors. 

The stamped the bold sentiments from Here for You with versafine claire nocturne ink directly on the panel, matted with black and attached to a white card base. The girl image is from A Little Snarky and I adore her. I colored her with Prima watercolors(#'s 20, 22, 24, 41, 10). Her multicolored shirt was a little tricky and I took it slow so it didn't bleed onto the skin. I fussy cut the image out and glued to the front.








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

Thursday, August 4, 2022

down on the farm

Good morning! Today I am sharing some cards using new stamp & die sets from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps August release. This adorable farm set pairs so well with the new alpha dies!

Product links: Bold Caps Alpha Dies, Down on the Farm Bundle (Stamps and Dies also sold separately), Hillside Edges Dies, Sentimental Wordfetti.

For my first card, I die cut a hello greeting in various colors and offset the letters for a bit of whimsy. My greeting and cute pig were layered onto a floral embossed panel, then I added a little Wordfetti sentiment.


I die cut letters to spell YIPEE for my second card. This time I used the little cow and created a scene for him with patterned papers and the Hillside Edges Dies. I have a clear 6 inch ruler that I got in the sewing department somewhere many years ago. I use it very often on my cards...it stays in my tool caddy. The clear ruler is very helpful to me in lining up alpha dies! (You could also use a piece of washi tape to create a straight edge for alignment, then remove it).


Have a great day!
Diane















Sunday, July 31, 2022

Oh Happy Day



Hey there Sweet 'n Sassy friends! 
It's Ceal, here. Today I am sharing a bright and happy floral card using one of my favorite techniques. 
I just happen to love paper piecing, its so relaxing and I think I also like it because it reminds me of a puzzle and I love puzzles.

To make this card I started with a top folding white card base and a white panel. I stamped the flowers from the Happiness Blooms set and then stamped them again on different colors of patterned paper and cut them out and glued them over the original stamped image. The leaves I colored with Copic markers. 
I finished the card by adding a sentiment is from the Sentimental Wordfetti set embossed in white on a black strip.   



 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Fishing You Well

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Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here today with a FUN Fishing You Well card featuring the adorable Fin-Tastic Friends and Mer-Mazing stamp sets but before we get to today's card...

I wanted to share a birthday card I created for last months Instagram Hop featuring the Mer-Mazing stamp set. Isn't she adorable?! 


Well I thought that it would be fun to create a landscape version with both the Fin-Tastic Friends and Mer-Mazing stamp sets. Here's what I came up with. 
 
I first stamped out a bunch of images from the two sets with alcohol friendly ink and colored with my copics before cutting them out with their coordinating die sets. I then grabbed a couple dies from my stash and created a frame to build my little aquatic scene. For a final touch I stamped a sentiment and added a few dew drop embellishments. What do you think?
 
Card Measurements:
Blue A2 Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Light Blue Frame: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Light Blue Embossed Panel: 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Blue Sentiment Strip: 1 7/8" x 1/2"
 
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 Happy Stamping!!

Monday, July 25, 2022

Paw-some Pals

 

Happy Monday! Esther here today with a fun puppy themed card. To create the base of my card I used a side step card tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers. Next I cut a bunch of grass using green card stock and the tall grass die coupled with the smaller grass die. I inked the top edge with dark green distress ink. All the dogs, the bare tree, and the sun were stamped on mixed media paper and colored with water brush pens. 

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