Friday, October 31, 2014

November Sweet Perks Club & Birthday BUNDLE Blitz!

Happy Friday to you, stamping friends!

It's time again for another batch of goodies for our Sweet Perks Club!  Our November stamp & die bundles are NOW AVAILABLE to preorder!  We are SURE you are really going to LOVE what we're offering this month! :)

BUT BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, we want to share some exciting news! 

In November Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating it's 7th birthday!!!  WOW!!  We are so thrilled the Lord has chosen to bless us for so long and look forward to what He will do in the future.  Please pray for us!  We want to always seek His will and to bless others for His glory!

In celebration of our birthday we are having a

We have paired up many of our coordinating stamps and dies into bundles and are offering them at a 10% discount while supplies last through November 9th (our official birthday).  You don't have to be a Sweet Perks Club member to take advantage of the bundle blitz.  This is for EVERYONE!  HOWEVER, if you ARE a November club member (meaning you order one of our November SPC bundles), you may use your club member discount to take an additional 10% off our Bundle Blitz bundles!!

Before you head to our site to order your bundles, please read ALL of the info below.  There are some important updates you won't want to miss!!

Our club bundles will ship 3-4 weeks from the initial release date to ship so please keep this in mind when you are ordering.  The earlier you order the sooner your order will ship.  That means our November club bundles will begin shipping approximately 3-4 weeks from today (October 31st).  This time frame is necessary to ensure we have enough product on hand to fill orders and enough time to fill those orders.

If you add other items to your club bundle order, those items will also be delayed so it is best to keep your CLUB orders separate from your regular product orders.  We cannot partial ship orders.

Please note:  
A couple of this month's stamp & die bundles include stamp sets that were previously released to our line (meaning they are NOT new).  Please make sure you check your stash before ordering so you do not end up with duplicate stamps.  Thank you! 

For those of you NEW to SPC, this is how it works...

On the last Friday of the month we will share the next month's SPC bundle(s) (yes, there may be more than one to choose from!). The bundle(s) will consist of one stamp set and one coordinating die set and they will be available FOR PREORDER at a 20% discount with FREE SHIPPING (US customers only, $3 off shipping for international customers) for only 2 weeks!  The new products in the bundle(s) will be made available later in the month for purchase on our website for the FULL retail price.  

SHIPPING: In order to receive FREE or discounted SHIPPING for your bundle purchase(s) you MUST enter the shipping code found in the bundle description.  We will not be able to credit you back if you forget this step.  Orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail.

While saving 20% is a pretty sweet deal, that isn't all!  After all, it's called the Sweet PERKS club!!  When you purchase one (or more) of our SPC bundles you will ALSO receive 10% off ANY additional purchases you make that month!! SWEET! 

To "JOIN" our club, all you have to do is order one of the bundles and you are in! There is NO COMMITMENT. YOU get to pick and choose when to participate.  When you do, you get that month's perks, when you don't, you don't.   Pretty simple, huh?

Of course, the savings are GREAT, but we're also throwing in some freebies to reward your continued club participation. 

Check out these SWEET PERKS!
  • When you purchase 2 or more SPC bundles in one month you will receive a small surprise gift in that month's SPC shipment.  Who doesn't love fun little surprises? :) SWEET!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 6 (within a 6 month time frame) you will receive a FREE 4x6 stamp set of your choice.  WHAT?  Yes!  YOU get to pick your FREE gift for fulfilling a typical 6 month club term.  EVEN SWEETER!
  • Once your total of SPC bundle purchases reaches 12 (within a 12 month time frame) you will receive a FREE SPC BUNDLE of your choice valued between $25 and $30!  THE SWEETEST!
our November Sweet Perks Club Bundles


This adorable card was made by the talented Cathy McCauley.  Isn't it just adorable?  The apron die is soooo much fun and all the cute little images are a perfect match!  Can you imagine the sweet Christmas gifts and tags you could make with these stamps and dies?


Here's another beauty by Cathy McCauley.  Isn't that little chickadee adorable?  And Cathy's coloring, as always, is just beautiful.  You can't see it in the photo but there is a spring under the image so the bird actually wobbles. :)  FUN!!


Comforting Pines was a set we released a few years ago for a short time, but it's BACK now with matching dies which makes it EVEN MORE FABULOUS! Think of all the pretty winter scenes you could make with this set not to mention Christmas cards like the one I made above. :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joy Times Four

Hello friends…Cathy here with a sweet card for you!  I just love this adorable snowman from the Welcome Jesus stamp set which was one of the Sweet Perks Club bundles offered earlier this month.

The snowman was stamped four times and cut with the matching Welcome Jesus Die.  After coloring them with Copic Markers, they were trimmed to fit the four squares of DP and mounted on black card stock.  The Solar Crest card front was embossed with swiss dots and the snowmen were added along with the sentiment which was stamped on a hand cut banner.   Some Baker's Twine and a little heart covered with Wink of Stella glitter and Glossy Accents finish the card.  The Welcome Jesus stamp set and Welcome Jesus Die are now available individually at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

I know just who will be receiving this cute Christmas card this year!   Speaking of Christmas...there is still time to participate in the Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Challenge.  All you need to do to be eligible to win a PRIZE is to make a Christmas card and upload it to the gallery using the Linky Code which can be found in THIS POST along with the challenge details.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to find out the winner of the Christmas challenge AND….
see the new Sweet Perks Club bundles being revealed for the month of November!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Fall day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Harvest Blessings!

Hello friends!  Giovana here today with a very Fall/Autumn card. Few weeks ago I went to my neighbor's orchard and got a lot of apples, they used to distribute apples around the state and other states too, now you get an idea how big their orchard is, I love to go there, the smell of apples is something I love plus my child loves to do the job too because is fun :) Now, the are retired but the trees still produce huge and delicious apples, he always invite the neighbors and churches to go and pick apples. They are a great elderly couple, with a big heart and a cat who loves to stare at you, hehehe.

Anyway, I think this image is perfect to recreate the occasion. I used Beary Bountiful Autumn Set , colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, the sentiment was stamped on one of the bigger clouds from Clouds and Raindrops Die Set.
The apples were covered with Crystal Lacquer and then added clear glitter.

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Be Strong. Be Brave

Hello, it's Bridget here today - I'm still playing along with the Hope You
Can Cling To Challenges for the month of September at
Splitcoaststampers, so I thought I'd share another
one made with two beautiful SNSS sets.  ( HYCCT is a drive to supply
handmade cards for the use of cancer patients at a treatment center in Texas.) 
I love the swirly elegance of the Leafy Flourish Background stamp
which I used to emboss with pearlized silver for the main panel.
Then using Stampin Up Blusing Bride and Rose Romance ink with the
 resist technique, I sponged over the embossing. 
I used the same inks to sponge an oval cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities 
Petite Ovals before stamping the sentiment using the set God is Bigger. 
This set has so many possibilities with a number of mix and match
sentiments that are so encouraging.  Stampin Up seam binding and a
pearl brad are the finishing touches.  It's hard to see in the photo but
the card base is made with shimmery gunmetal gray cardstock.
Whatever challenges you're facing today....Be brave.  Be strong. 
You will beat this.  With the help of the
all powerful God who loves  you beyond measure.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Your Day...........

Good Morning Friends!!  How are you?  Jacquie here, to share with you!

I have found that I am all about the simple creations these days.  I just LOVE the way they look!  So, I have a lot of pre-made card bases and even a lot of FIRST layers ready to go.  That being said, this card is right up my alley.  Hope you like it, as much as I do!

I used my green polka dotted base and layered a piece of GP white cardstock on top of it.  Then I used the SNSS GRUNGE ELEMENTS clear stamp set, to make my paint swatches.  I stamped my sentiment, from the SNSS BIRTHDAY WORD ART clear stamp set, and used my SNSS STAR DIE SET to cut out some matching stars.  I finished my project off with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker on the top star, Orchid twine,  and some pearls/rhinestones.  Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shimmering Snowflake Flourish ~

Good Morning Sweet'nSassy Fans! Mary here with a segue to our Christmas Bloghop that is still in session. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win $10 gift code to the Sweet'nSassy store..I wanted to share this shimmering card combined with the beautiful Snowflake Flourish designed by DKdesigns.

Instructions on how to create a background is on this post. Check out the video for the technique and create your own card.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Materials used:
Stamps: Snowflake Flourish
Inks: Versamark Watermark ink, Versamagic Aspen Mist
Paper: SU - Glossy, Whisper White, Purple Passion
Accessories: White embossing powder, Ribbon, Spellbinder dies, Rhinestones

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Christmas Silhouettes...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a nontraditional holiday card. 

Have you had a chance to hop along with us during our Special DT Christmas Hop yesterday? If you have not, make sure you check out all the wonderful samples today! 

I made couple of cards using one of my favorite sets, Christmas Silhouettes clear stamp set (with the coordinating Christmas Silhouettes die set) yesterday, and today I have another one for you:

The nontraditional Black & White colors with a touch of Silver give a great 'edge' to my card. I love it!

 I stamped the Music Background with VersaMark, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. It is the perfect backdrop to my Holly. 

I also added white water color splatters to the background, along with silver star sequins... and of course, I didn't want to leave out the thread!

I hope I have inspired you to make a holiday card today... create something and link up your creation to our Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, October 24, 2014

Special DT Christmas Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends!  Welcome to
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Special DT Christmas Blog Hop!
Today the very talented Design Divas are featuring their favorite SNSS Christmas stamp sets just in time to give you plenty of inspiration for your holiday stamping.  We hope you will join the fun and leave some love behind as you visit each blog.  I'm sure you have your own favorite Christmas stamp set, so we're inviting you to create your own Christmas greeting and add it to the gallery by clicking the Linky Tool below!  Of course there will be a PRIZE for those who decide to join us.  You have until Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at midnight EST to upload your creation.  We will randomly select one lucky participant to receive a $10 gift code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog on Friday, October 31st.

Here are some of the wonderful stamp sets we will be featuring in today's hop:

Now it's your turn...
Create a Christmas Card using your favorite Christmas stamp set!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:             
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, October 30th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSCHRISTMAS2014 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below, but don't forget to visit the DT blogs to see their beautiful Christmas creations!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, October 31st to see if you've won!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Autumn Greetings

Hello! It is Gloria with you today. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors, smells, and textures of autumn. I have a created a quick and easy card for you today, to celebrate the season!

Sometimes, all that you need to create a card is paper and a few sentiment stamps! Once I created the card, I used black ink to stamp a sentiment from the Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set onto the bottom right corner of the patterned paper.

I cut a small tag from a scrap of cardstock with the Mini Tags Die Set.  I stamped a tiny sentiment from the Autumn Bounty stamp set onto the tag.

I lined the inside of the card with more patterned paper and stamped another sentiment from the Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set onto the center of the patterned paper. I cut a second tag from a scrap of cardstock with the Mini Tags Die Set.  I stamped another tiny sentiment from the Autumn Bounty stamp set onto the tag.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Flowers

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying these autumn days; I know I am.  We are having some much deserved sunshine after days and days of rain.  The leaves are now starting to turn and the air is crisp.  There is nothing like fall colors, is there?
Today's card focuses on fall colors, using the Flowers in Bloom Stamp Set.  I would typically use this for spring and summer, but decided fall definitely works just a well.

The Flowers and butterfly are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and then cut out with the Flowers in Bloom Die. This Pink Paislee dp worked perfectly with the colored image.  I added a scalloped edge for interest, using the Scallop Border Dies.  The sentiment is from the wonderful set, So Grateful.  I just love this font. 
The white bow and linen thread add to the delicate look of the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be on the look out for a special treat coming this Friday! 

Happy Stamping! 

Lee Ann  :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

flowers in bloom

Hello!  I opened a pack of 6x6 papers that I hadn't used yet to make this card. Boy, do I love the color combination here!  I thought the colors and patterns went so well with the Sweet 'n Sassy Flowers in Bloom stamp set.  I also used the NEW coordinating Flowers in Bloom die.

I wish you could see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella brush that was added to the butterfly and flower petals.  Also, the butterfly was stamped a second time, cut out, and popped up with foam dots to give it some dimension on the card front.  The long forgotten ribbon is a perfect example of how I can never seem to get rid of anything... it matched perfectly!  LOL. 

Have a great day!
♥ Diane

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stationery Gift Set

Hi everyone!  Janette here to share a stationery gift set that I made for a friend of mine for her birthday.  She loves the color combo of blue and brown so that is how I chose the colors.  The set includes a legal pad holder and 4 cards.

The legal pad holder measures 5.25" X 8.5".  Inside I have included 2 pockets- one for the note pad and another for putting various items in.  For mine I will include the envelopes for the cards which I should have shown in the picture.

To create this project:
1. For the cover use a 8.5"X11" sheet of card stock and score at 5.25" and 5.75", fold along the score lines.

2. Decorate the front cover.  Here I created my own patterned paper using my stamps (which I will indicate the sets I used below).  The measurements are white paper- 5.25"x 5" and 5.25"x 2.5" and colored strip 5.25" x 3" tearing on both sides.

3. Create pockets.  Take one or two sheets of card stock measuring 4.75"x 6.5" (depending on how many pockets you want) and score at 1/2", 3/4", 5.75", and 6".  Then turn paper 90 degrees and score at 1/2" and 3/4".  This will create a 1/4" deep pocket.  Cut the 2 bottom corners (squares) out along the score lines.  Then fold along the score lines and secure with strong adhesive.  I used glue dots.

4.  Attach pockets to the inside using strong adhesive and decorate the inside how ever you like.  I just used various scraps I had left and attached to the pad and pockets and stamped a scripture verse.

Here are the coordinating cards:

To create the patterned paper I used the following stamp sets:  Kindness, Thankful Blooms, Precious Poppies, and Majestic Monarchs (and coordinating dies).  I also used pearls, rhinestones, wink of stella, and glimmer mist to accent the stationery.

I used the following sentiments/scriptures: Script Birthdays and God's Will.

I hope you like the project I have created today.  These would make some great gifts for the holidays as well.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Inlaid Silhouettes

One of the newest techniques card makers are using is Inlaid die cuts and I love this technique. It makes a beautiful CAS one layer card and it's kinda like putting together a puzzle which I love to do.
Fo my card I used the Long Stem Silhouettes set and the Coordinating die.  The technique is really simple you can see all the deets and even watch a video on it HERE

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, deer.

Good afternoon!

Jessica here with a masculine card that I made using a couple of SNSS dies: Forest Silhouettes and tall grass.  The sentiment is from the Forest Silhouettes stamp set.  I die cut the grass out of vellum and then embossed it on the card front for added texture.

Hope this CAS card gives you an idea for a card for those guys in our lives who love hunting and nature!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mid Month Update

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  

Just wanted to let you know what a grand time we had at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival in York this past weekend!  It was wonderful having a chance to meet you at the Reflection Class on Friday afternoon and again at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps booth on Saturday and Sunday.  We hope you enjoyed the "Make and Take," the displays, and your shopping experience!  I am always amazed at how far some of you travel to participate in this event!

On another note, you have really kept us hopping at the Sweet 'n Sassy Studio this month…not that we are complaining, mind you!  LOL!  All of the Sweet Perks Club bundles have been shipped and we are gearing up for the next big event which will be a Special Design Team Christmas Blog Hop.  We hope you will join us next Friday, October 24th, as the DT shares some of our favorite SNSS Christmas sets,  including some of the new dies just added to the store.  I know you will be inspired by the Design Divas' creations!

Finally, I have a card to share with you that was inspired by Korin's "Make and Take" from the York show.  An additional panel was added and a different stamp set was featured, but the sponging technique used is so versatile and can be easily adapted to many of the silhouette stamp sets carried
in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

Light of Christmas was lightly stamped on the background with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, and the tree from the Christmas Silhouettes stamp set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  Modeling paste snow was added to this panel but was mostly covered by the top two layers.  The backgrounds on the two top panels were masked and sponged with a combination of Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, and Seedless Preserves distress inks.  The tree was again stamped on both layers, while the houses from the Happy Home stamp set and a sentiment from Christmas Innies were stamped on the smaller panel.  (It was quite by accident that the tree image lined up on the two panels…love when things like that happen!)  The deer was stamped, cut with the matching Christmas Silhouettes Die, and popped onto the top of the card.  A white Sharpie paint pen and Wink of Stella were used to add shimmer and accents to the card. Thanks for the inspiration, Korin, as I really like how this card turned out!

Be sure to check back each day to find more inspiration for your Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

All My Heart

Hello, it's Bridget here today!
Along with making cards with a fall theme this month, I've been making quite a few cards 
with a pink theme in honor of the fight against breast cancer highlighted in October. 
 Splitcoaststampers has a special card drive called Hope You Can Cling To - the 
cards created are sent for patients at a cancer treatment center in Texas to use. 
Here's a card I created for a challenge to include a bear on your card - I love this adorable 
wee teddy from Valentine Critters.  He's colored with copics and the head is 
popped up over the body to give some dimension.  I have to tell you, I just love this set with 
all those adorable little critters and use it the whole year around - they're 
perfect for baby cards, birthday cards and general cards expressing love! 
The heart is cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities 
and sponged while still in the die with Stampin Up Blushing Bride ink.  
Buttons seem to play along well with polka dots to me, 
so I grabbed a few in melon pink from my button jars!
The fight against cancer is close to my heart as my husband and so many 
in his family have battled through it.  I know many of you can identify 
as you have loved ones and dear friends with similar stories.  
May God give you strength and peace for whatever challenges you're facing today.
Thank you for stopping by for a look!