Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bought With Love

Hi Everybody, Regina here..... 

I was planning a visit to see my Mother In Law in the hospital and wanted to take something to her so I bought this cute snowman in which you can track the days until Christmas.  I told her she could use it in the meantime to track the number of days until she could come home.  :)



The only bag I could find was plain white with handles. Well that wasn't going to work, so I decorated it simply to look like a snowman to match what I was giving her.  You can add hair, earmuffs, etc.  

I used this stamp set from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps called Christmas Tag Sentiments.  These sentiments are all so great!  They are a nice size and fun to use.  She always brags about how I make her everything so I love this stamp that says made and scratched out, bought with love. 

Here's what the stamp set looks like



I made two tags.... first  I made this red and green one.  I love how these inks look on this tag.  I used Colorbox Cherry and Jalapeno.  The tag is cute but kind of blended in too much with the white bag so I made another one that looks like chalkboard.  



For the black tag, I used Gina K Designs Black Onyx Cardstock and her white pigment ink.  This ink provides excellent coverage and dries pretty fast. I went around the edge with the white ink and added a few enamel dots from the Eyelet Outlet. The black and white gingham ribbon is also from Gina K Designs. The red and white twine is from We R Memory Keepers. I glued a snowflake from my stash on top of the ribbon and twine to add some sparkle and interest and added some white dots with a Sigmo Uniball White Gel Pen. 





I used Gina K Designs Heavy Base Weight White Cardstock for the other tag, the Colorbox Inks mentioned above, went around edge with the red ink and added a few enamel dots from Eyelet Outlet.  I needed some sparkle so I cut out a few stars from red and green glitter paper using the Star Dies. The beautiful red and white ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They have a monthly ribbon club and put together a beautiful assortment of ribbons that coordinate together.  I used the Christmas Assortment.  I am really impressed with the quality of the ribbon from this company.  

Go ahead and buy the solid color bags with the handles from a dollar store and decorate it yourself.  Another idea I had was to stamp the sentiments all over the bag. Tags make your gift more interesting and they're quick and fun to make.

I hope I inspired you to make some tags for your gifts this year.

For more inspiration, please visit my blog at http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

Monday, November 20, 2017

Choose Faith


WOW! What a Birthday month this has been at Sweet N Sassy Stamps - amiright? There is so much going on from flash sales to free printables and a free stamp with purchase...If you haven't already, check out the details HERE

Today I went through my stash of backgrounds - you know the ones. You see a fun techniques so you try it but then never do anything with it? PLEASE tell me I am not the only one who does this?? Anyway...I decided to make a set of cards with them. I came up with a layout so they would be similar since the backgrounds would make them so different. I used Sweet N Sassy's Choose Faith Clear Stamp Set for my focal point/sentiments.

I love some of them and I like some of them but overall I am happy with all of them!


Here they are up close...

Faith (I used distress inks drizzled down watercolor paper for this background).

Hope (I used a stencil and Distress Oxide - Iced Spruce on Bristol paper for this background).

Grace (I used distress inks and Wink of Stella on Glossy Card stock TECHNIQUE from SCS then pounced the Grace stamp on it with Versamark for this background).

Joy (I used Neocolor II water color crayons and a water brush on Bristol paper in this background).

OK, now I challenge you to pull out you background pieces and just have fun!! I hope you are inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lyn

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Grow in Grace...

Hello Everyone!  Have you seen the NEW Single Stamps that have been added to the store?  They were originally designed for last years birthday celebration but so many of you requested that they be made available for purchase that Korin has done just that.   I originally planned on just sharing my  Grow In Grace card but loved that they are the perfect size (2" x 3") and create beautiful focal images for quick and easy cards.  I ended up making a couple more...hope you enjoy today's eye candy.









And don't forget about our Birthday Celebration!

   FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE

Through the entire month of November EVERY $50 order* will also include the “So Happy” stamp set, a $15.95 value, at no additional charge!! No coupon required.

*Order must total $50 after discounts and before tax and shipping.
Thank you so much for Celebrating with us!

Friday, November 17, 2017

wood slice ornaments

Good morning!
 
Today I am sharing some wood slice ornaments. Here I used my Holiday Hugs and Poinsettias & Candles stamp sets along with We Three Kings.
 
The ornaments were stamped with Archival ink and watercolored with Inktense pencils. The first two are from Poinsettias & Candles and We Three Kings.  I added some Wink of Stella to the star, base, and flames on the first one and a tiny rhinestone to the star on the wise men one.
 

The back side of the first two...


The third and fourth use Poinsettias & Candles and Holiday Hugs. More Wink of Stella on the flower centers and snow angel wings.
 
 
The back side of the third and fourth...


Have a great day!
Diane


 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Celebrating.....

{janebosi}

I had the joy of attending the wedding of my two friends a couple of weekends ago.  It was a smallish affair and full of joy and promise, just like weddings are supposed to be!  I wanted to do a totally handcrafted gift, mostly because those kinds of gifts were most important to me when I got married about a 1,000 years ago!

This is the card I created to go along with a hand lettered sign that recorded the date their family was established.  I ordered the sign from CreateinHim on Etsy and I love it so much; I'm sure they do too!  I used both So Happy (the free with purchase set!! yay, you!) and Scribble Flowers to create this whimsical water colored card.  I love "painting" and find it to be so relaxing and therapeutic.

I sure hope you are enjoying the Birthday Celebration and finding lots of inspiration!

Be Awesome!  Jane

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Harvest Blessings

Hello friends, Stephanie sharing with you today.  My first card is using Harvest Blessings, I love this little stamp set and you can get it right now for half price, yep, that is $4.95 folks, hop on over to the store and get yours.  I used watercolors on mine and the paper is from DCWV.
My next card is using stamps from our Free Birthday Celebration stamp set called So Happy and yes, you can get this set free with a $50 purchase.  It is such a versatile little set.    Have you been keeping up with all the excitement so far this month?  10 years is a BIG DEAL!  Make sure you check out the Birthday celebration link HERE and also keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all the fun surprises we have for you.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Colorful Birthday


Hello Sweet n' Sassy stampers! 
It's Ceal, here to share a card made with a set you can earn for free! Yep you heard right you can earn this set for free with a $50 purchase. Be sure to check out all the deets on how to earn this set along with other giveaways and freebies HERE.
November is our birthday month and we are celebrating 10 years! 



To make my card I started with a black top folding note card (I used black to make the bright colors stand out more), a white panel for the front and a white panel for the inside because of my base being black, and the So Happy set. 
Using the Misti stamping tool and the ruler from the Creative Corners I aligned the one of the "Happy" sentiments from the So Happy set and stamped it in rainbow order. After I got them all stamped I turned the panel and stamped the birthday down the side of the panel. To finish the card I used Copic markers to color over the stamped image to make it brighter. 







Saturday, November 11, 2017

Peaceful Sympathy

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!  Have you been having fun with all of our 10th Birthday Celebration activities?  

Yesterday we gave away two wonderful sentiment stamp sets to one lucky winner.  The cards I am sharing today use both the So Grateful and Keep in Touch, Too sets that were given away.

Both cards use a stencil mono printing technique found on Karen Dunbrook's Blog for the background.  Apply inks (Oxide inks were used here) to the back of a stencil.  Spritz with water and press onto a heavy piece of card stock.  Several prints, each getting a little lighter, can be obtained by continuing to spritz and press onto different pieces of card stock.  More colors can be added to each panel, turning the stencil slightly as each layer is added.

Since I found myself needing a sympathy card this week, I reached for the beautiful Peaceful Peonies stamp set.  The same Oxide Ink colors used for the mono printing were applied to my craft mat and spritzed with water.  The craft mat was used as a stamp pad to randomly stamp the peony on another piece of card stock.  One of the sentiments from the same set was stamped randomly over the flowers to finish the background.  The inks on the craft mat also became a paint palette for watercoloring the focal image.  The sympathy greeting from the Keep in Touch, Too stamp set was white embossed on a cut vellum banner and stitched to the card.  The design of the card came from Freshly Made Sketches.

The same mono printing technique was used to create the background for this card.  The Typewriter Text Background was lightly stamped over the panel.  Silhouette images from the Nature Silhouettes set were stamped on the left side.  A quote from Faith Quote Blocks was added along with a white embossed sentiment from the So Grateful stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more fun discounts and giveaways during the month of November...We're celebrating all month!!! 

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Cathy