Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August 2020 VIP Challenge Reminder

Hello Sweet Friends! It's Sheri here today!

Did you know that every month we host a fun challenge over in our VIP Face Book Group?  We even provide a FREE digital image to make sure that everyone is able to play along!  This months challenge is a COLOR CHALLENGE! You just need to use the colors Pink, Orange, Yellow, and Kraft.  

Here's my sample using the Ice Cream Cone FREEBIE!

Card Measurements:
A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Kraft Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Pink Strip:3 3/4" x 1 5/8"
Orange Strip: 3 3/4" x 1 5/8"
Yellow Strip: 3 3/4" x 1 5/8"
Kraft Rectangle Mat:3" x 4"
White Stitched Rectangle Layer: 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
White Circle: 1 1/2"

Here's a little inspiration from the August 2020 Challenge Album!

We hope you are inspiration to stop by and play along!  
You can find us on Face Book  HERE!

  Happy Stamping!!

Monday, August 10, 2020

Autumn Blessings

Hello friends, Esther here with a fall card in non-traditional colors! I created a subtle background by stamping a sunflower in versamark watermark ink on my dark blue paper, and added interest to my label with some faux stitching done with a white gel pen. The main image was colored with Arteza Watercolor Pencils -- I'm still trying to get the hang of them!

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Supplies and Tools:
  • These Sweet n Sassy Stamps sets:
  • Canson Mix Media Paper
  • Arteza Watercolor Pencils
  • Album Tags and Accents Die (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • White Gel Pen
  • Foam Mounting Tape

Friday, August 7, 2020

Thoughts and Prayers

Hello everyone, today I want to show you a card I made with the encouraging thoughts stamp set and the scribble flowers set. This card is pretty easy to make and a great way to let someone know you're thinking about them.

I made a background with soft hearts on white paper with a stencil and some green ink. After that I stamped the sentence and image on it. I colored the image with watercolor markers and blended the green color to a lighter shade in the top of the leaves. 

I added a bit of Wink of Stella on top of the leaves to give them a bit more sparkles. To finish the card I added a couple of sequins and adhered everything on a blue-green background.

I hope you're inspired to create!
- Lucinde

Coffee Thoughts

Hi all! It's Julee here popping in with a little inspiration using this month's Stamp of the Month, Coffee Talk.

It's no secret that I love coffee... and coffee stamps. So I was more than a little bit giddy when I saw the previews for this month's set. Love these cute cups, and Korin did a fabulous job hand-lettering these fun sentiments!


This was a super fun and simple card.  I stamped out the coffee images, then colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. I used a quote border die from my stash to cut the designer paper and a coordinating cardstock mat, then stamped the sentiment onto my card base.  Easy peasy and such a fun card to send to a friend! Personalize with their favorite colors and you've got a winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! The Stamp of the Month is available to purchase in the shop for $15.95 OR you can receive it as a free gift with a $75 order in the month of August. Please note, you have to add the Coffee Talk set to your order to receive the discount. Discount of $15.95 will apply to your cart when your order has qualified.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

coffee talk

Good morning! Today I have two quick & easy cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Here I used the August Stamp of the Month set... Coffee Talk. The funny thing is that I don't drink coffee. But I do enjoy making coffee cards for others! They are always perfect, too, for tucking a gift card inside to a local coffee shop.

For my first card I stenciled some morning rays and layered an old die cut window I found in my stash. It was just what I needed to "sit" the coffee cup on.

Next I repeatedly stamped a cup and sentiment for a background. I planned to add a layer with my focal image but I liked the background so much that I didn't want to cover it up. I decided to make one of the cups my focal image instead. A scrap of patterned paper was used to paper piece the cup.

Grab a cuppa and have a great Thursday!


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Two Cards, Same Color Palette


I hope you are enjoying all of the new release inspiration; I have been having so much fun creating with the August stamps. 
I decided it would be fun to make two completely different cards , but in the same color palette.  Let's start with the more subtle of the two~

This beauty is from the stamp set, Bushel of Blessings; the image is stamped on Neenah Solar White cs and colored with Copics.  I am really trying to loosen up in my coloring; I hope it shows here!   I used a sentiment from the set as well- don't you just love the font!!?! - and stamped it in a dark brown ink.  Then I embellished the image panel with layers of patterned paper and cardstock.  A few sequins and a hemp twine bow finish it off. 
Next up, the EXACT same marker colors, using the Like a Sunflower Stamp Set.   

Yep, this one is BOLD!  I stamped the image multiple times on Neenah Solar white cs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the images and the background with the Copic markers.  I also added Glossy Accents to the flower centers. The sentiment, from the Rose Banner Stamp Set, was heat embossed in white on black cs.  I die cut a small circle from a sponged scrap panel I had sitting on my desk and used it to ground the sentiment strip. 
Here are the marker colors that I used~

That's it for me!  Don't forget, you can get a great discount on this month's release when you buy all 4 stamp sets! 

And with a $75 purchase you get the August Stamp of the Month for Free! 

And if that isn't enough, a $75 purchase gets you FREE shipping!  (US only)

Have a crafty day! 

Lee Ann 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Coffee Talk

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!
It's Ceal, here to share with you today. I am using one of our newest sets, Coffee Talk which is our Stamp of the month and you can earn it free with a $75 order which also gets you free first class shipping!
I paired it up with a couple of others Fill Me Up and Flower Garden. 
To make these cards I started with white top folding card bases. I stamped the Starbucks cup and the other coffee cup from the Fill Me Up set on white card stock and then used the Flower Garden set to give them a design. I colored them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Stand Tall

Sunflowers are my favorite flower! Love them so much! I am super excited for the release of the new Like a Sunflower set this month. Beautiful images with lots of ways to mix and match the sentiments!

When I first saw the half sunflower image, I immediately knew I wanted to try to make it into a full sunflower. It worked just like I imagined! I originally thought it wouldn't fit on an A2 card and was pleasantly surprised that it did.

I stamped the images on Canson mixed media paper with VersaFine Clair nocturne ink. I stamped the first half of the sunflower head, then cleaned off the stamp repositioning on the other side (lining up as close as I could) and stamped again. I did have some very minor gaps, so I used a permanent black marker and filled them in and you can't even tell.

I colored the flower and leaves with a combination of Arteza and Altenew watercolor brush markers and fussy cut out. I dry embossed a piece of Kraft cardstock with a honeycomb folder and then die cut with a stitched edge die. I stamped the sentiment with the same ink as the images and hand trimmed the banner ends. I assembled the card as seen popping up the sunflower with foam tape.

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


Friday, July 31, 2020

Sweeter than Honey

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee here with an almost one layer creation for you today. I love this beautiful beehive image from the Bee Sweet set, and really wanted to make it the focal point of a card.

I stamped the hive first, then masked off the hive and each teeny leaf and stenciled the background with the Great Outdoors stencil and speckled egg distress oxide.  I went in with a heavier touch than I wanted, so I stenciled over again with some unicorn pigment to soften the color. I really love how it turned out.

I had also masked off the bottom section of the card and stamped the Wood Backgrounds as a thick bench for the hive to sit on.  I used a variety of brown inks and some Copics to blend it how I wanted.

The scripture verse is from the Sweet as Honey set and stamped directly over the hive.  I then stamped two little bees on the panel, then stamped them again on scrap cardstock, colored and layered just the fussy cut birdies and wings over the stamped bees for a little dimension.

Probably the masking took the most time, but I really enjoyed the whole process. Hope you did too!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Thinking of You

Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today with a card featuring the NEW Flower Garden stamp set along with a sentiment from the In This Together stamp set.  The In this Together set is also available as a digital stamp.


I used a monochromatic design with a fun pop of color.  I was able to achieve this by mixing a bunch of black & white pattern papers I found in my scrap bin and the pop of color comes from the sweet flower and decorative scallop border I added.  I think the flower really pops with the mix of patterns from the arrange of papers I used.  What do you think?  Do you like using pattern paper on your cards?

Card Measurements:
A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Black Mat: 4" x 5 1/4"
Pattern Paper Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Black Belly Band Mat:3 7/8" x 3"
Pattern Paper Belly Band Layer: 3 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Red Scallop Border: 3 7/8" x 3/8"
Black Rectangle Mat: 2" x 3 1/2"
Pattern Paper Rectangle Layer: 1 7/8" x 3 3/8"
Black Rectangle Mat (Image): 2" x 3"
White Stitched Layer (Image): 1 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Circle (Sentiment): 1 1/4"

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Happy Stamping!!