Saturday, October 24, 2020

Library Card Pocket Tags

 Hi Everyone!

Michelle here today. I am so excited to share with you my library card pocket tags.

I think they turned out so cute! They are perfect to hang on a gift bag or give a gift card in. I used the  Your Story Stamp Set to make all the library cards. All the pockets are made from manila file folders from my local Dollar Tree.

Here are some some close up photos and the stamp sets I used.

Your Story Stamp Set, Playful Alpha, Forever and AlwaysHappy Day

Your Story Stamp Set, Girl Power Girl Power 2, Happy DayForever and Always

Your Story, Fill Me Up, Happy DayForever and AlwaysWay Maker

Your Story, True Beauty, Forever and AlwaysGirl Power Girl Power 2, Love WordfettiHappy Day

I hope you give these fun tags a try! Have a crafty weekend! 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Gnome Fun!

Have you had the opportunity to play with the new Winter Gnomes yet? They are so adorable and so much fun to color.

I used Copics to color my sweet image in fun purpley blues and bright greens and added a simple sentiment from the Christmas Wordfetti set. I went clean and simple but textured for the background. I love this one.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired!


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

October 2020 Blog Hop Winner

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends. It's Julee popping in with a little happy news for one of you blog hoppers!

We had so much fun sharing the current release with you on our October 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 Christine!

Please send an email to 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!

If you're in the mood for a challenge, our OctoberVIP challenge is still open for entries. This month we're challenging you to make a shaped card. Anything but A2 goes. 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!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Gnomies for Christmas


Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal here, and I am sharing a few cards I created using the Gnome sets. Winter Gnomes and Christmas Gnomes

To make these cards I stared with white card bases and some patterned paper from Echo Park. I stamped and colored each image with Copic markers, cut them out with rectangle dies and then added some patterned paper. I have been challenging myself to use more patterned paper, I have so much and I never use it. I think it worked well with both os these stamp sets. 

This one uses the Christmas Gnomes set.

Saturday, October 17, 2020


For today's card, I paired the beautiful October Stamp of the Month set, My Thoughts of You, with Forever & Always to create this non-traditional color love card. 



I used the following colors of cardstock and ink: pumpkin pie, more mustard, ruby red, handsome hunter, night of navy (SU!) and kraft for the base. I cut the strips at 1/2 and 1/4 inches and attached to the card base. I stamped the hearts and hand trimmed out. I stamped the sentiments with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. The hardest part of this card was deciding out how to arrange the hearts.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day,


Friday, October 16, 2020

Simply Amazing

 Hi friends! It's Julee popping in with a little slimline inspiration with the new Encouraging Peonies set.

I love this huge peony with leaves image and wanted to make it the star of a card.  I colored with Copic markers, then hand trimmed around the image and added foam adhesive to the back for a little dimension.  The sentiment is from My Thoughts of You and is stamped onto a panel of patterned paper, and then matted with cardstock.  I added this all to an 8.5" x 3.5" slimline card base and then accented with a few holeless sequins and rhinestones.

My next card is similar in style, but I paired the new Stamp for a Cause: Fear Not set with the leaves from Encouraging Peonies, making the Psalm 61:2 verse the star of the show. I stamped around the sentiment panel with the leaves, then matted onto a piece of patterned paper that I stamped with one of the patterns from the Texture Tiles 3 set.  Some black card stock matting and a couple of Copic colored and fussy cut leaves finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christmas Gnomes

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set from last month's release called Christmas Gnomes. This set pairs perfectly with the Winter Gnomes in this month's release!

For my first card, I had some fun with die-cutting circles and layering them with a banner flag. How cute is the gnome decorating the tree?

I used the same paper pad for my second card, along with a favorite sketch. The patterned paper strips are 1 x 3 and 1 x 4 1/4... a great way to use up scraps!

Have a great Thursday!


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to our October Release Blog Hop!

Who's ready for some fabulous inspiration with our October release? Our cardmaking team is super excited to be hopping today, and there's a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop! Read on for a bit of inspiration and a little walk through of this month's fabulous new holiday goodies, then hop along to the blogs linked below to get inspired! 

Before I get to the hop, though, we have a very special set available for pre-order starting today!  This set was designed in honor of Nick Saenz, a 17 year old battling bone cancer for the third time. As you can imagine, costs associated with treatment are high, and we wanted to help! Korin designed this set with Nick in mind, and $10 from the sale of EVERY Fear Not set sold (retail), will be donated directly to the Saenz family.

This encouraging set of scriptures on its own will be such a blessing as you encourage others with handmade kindness. Then to be able to help a family in need with the purchase is twice the blessing!
Look for samples with this beautiful set along the hop today!

GIVEAWAY: Leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Comment deadline for the prize drawing is 10 pm ET on Tuesday, October 20. Winner will be announced here on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, October 21. Happy hopping!

Here's the official hop list. If a link misbehaves along the way,
hop on back here to pick  up where you left off.

I used the adorable Winter Gnomes set on this fun wintery slimline card. The background is stamped with snowflakes from the Folk Art Snowflakes in white pigment ink for a soft, subtle look. The sentiment is from the October Stamp of the Month, My Thoughts of You .

Deeds created these fabulous encouragement tags with the new Encouraging Peonies set. Absolutely beautiful!

Nina continues to wow us with her amazing watercolor skills on this fall beauty featuring My Thoughts of You and Autumn Splendor.

Korin pairs Old Fashioned Alpha with Welcome Home on this stunning night scene card.

Guest Designer Lieschen Harshbarger created this happy little neighborhood scene with our new Welcome Home set. What a fabulous way to brighten someone's day!

Okay, the next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry, with another creation from me! 

Here's a little look-see at the sets included in the October release...

First up is the October stamp of the month, My Thoughts of You. This set is available for purchase for $15.95, OR you can get it as a FREE gift with a $75 purchase (after any discounts and before shipping and tax) during the month of July! Please note you MUST add this set to your cart to receive the discount. Once your order qualifies, the discount will apply to the set in your shopping cart.

Last month brought us Christmas Gnomes, and this month Jennifer Nilsson brings us an adorable Winter Gnomes set! These darling fun loving gnomes are sure to steal the show!

If you love creating scenes, this fabulous Welcome Home set from Korin is going to be so much fun! Such a sweet way to create a winter wonderland, but also completely usable in all seasons! That's a win in our book!

We're so excited about this first set designed by one of our Creative Team Members, Stephanie Gammon! The Old Fashioned Alpha set is so pretty and versatile. And there's more to come from Stephanie in future releases!

Flowers are timeless, especially beautiful ones like the flowers in Encouraging Peonies.

That's our October Release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! What's your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

May you be blessed today and always!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

You Are Simply Amazing

 Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today with a card featuring the NEW My Thoughts of You stamp set! This set is the October Stamp of the Month and is FREE with any $75 order! Plus if your are in the US you will also qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

For today's card I'm sharing how you can create a quick card with very limited supplies! You just need card stock, a piece of pattern paper, and a sentiment. I choose to emboss mine in white on a piece of black card stock that is totally optional. For embellishment I added some twine.
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 Sentiment Panel: 2 3/4" x 1 3/4"

Happy Stamping!!



Monday, October 12, 2020

Help from the Lord

 Hello stamping friends! Esther here with a floral card I created using the BRAND NEW Encouraging Peonies stamp set. I did my pretty peony up in autumn colors and fussy cut it before layering it on an embossed background inked over in white ink. The sentiment is from one of my all time favorite sets --- Be Encouraged.

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Supplies and tools:
  • These Sweet n Sassy Stamp Sets
  • Flower Shower Spring Stack (DCWV)
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens
  • Elite M-Bossabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Black Jewels (Kat Scrappiness)
  • Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko)