Saturday, December 29, 2018

Valentine Shaker | Julee Tilman

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee Tilman popping in to share a fun little Valentine shaker card with you. Now that another Christmas is behind us, my crafty fingers are itching for puffy pink hearts and lots of sparkle! Today I'm bringing you a card that's all heart and shakes to boot!

I started this card with the sweet java cup from Fill Me Up. I stamped the image, then masked off the image to stamp the Wood Backgrounds image as a background for the cup. Wood Backgrounds is the December stamp of the month and you can get it free with a $75 order through December 31! There's also a fantastic Year End Sale going on. Use code YEAREND18 at checkout for the discount!

I colored the cup with distress crayons, then fussy cut and blended some antique linen and pumice stone inks for the lid.  The cup cozy is stamped and colored with distress crayons as well and I added a bit of stickles to make the heart all sparkly.

The background for my shaker was made using the Distress Ink Monoprint technique from Jennifer McGuire. This technique makes two backgrounds and this is the bolder one. I used worn lipstick and picked raspberry distress inks. For the front of the shaker, I did a little surgery on the stir up my heart stamp so I could just use the heart portion, and stamped it in a cascading pattern in the same colors of ink.  I then added a bit of blending around the edges and cut a circle out of the panel to form the shaker window.

The sentiment is from the You & Me set and embossed in white on black cardstock.  I stamped a few more hearts, added stickles and fussy cut for embellishment, then added a few metal accents from my stash to finish off the card.

SNSS Products used on this card: 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I have another card using the Fill Me Up set and a portion of the softer background I created with the Wood Backgrounds set on my blog today. Come say hi! Here's a little peek...

Friday, December 28, 2018

Teacups and Roses

Hello sweet friends...Cathy here hoping that you all had a wonderful Christmas! I have two cards to share using the Teacup Roses stamp set and this month's Stamp of the Month, Wood Backgrounds.  Wood Backgrounds is available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store for free with your $75 purchase, but only for three more days until December 31st!

Two panels with a Wood Background stamped over Distress Oxide Inks were mounted to the embossed card front.  The Teacup Roses were colored with Copic Markers, cut out and popped onto a stitched panel.  A sentiment from the Teacup Roses set was split and stamped on two die cut banners.

The Copic colored Teacup Roses were again popped onto a Wood Background.  The sentiment on this card is from the Keep In Touch Too stamp set and was white embossed on a hand cut gray banner.

Check out these sets and others at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store for the End of the Year SALE!

Blessings to you and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Some-bunny Loves You

Hello Sweet Friends!  Sheri here today to share a quick Valentine card I created with the sweet Valentine Bunny digital stamp.  I printed him out on white card stock and then used copic markers to color the image.  For some added sparkle I added a touch of glitter to the heart.

 Don't forget that you can get the December Stamp of the Month set FREE with any $75 purchase in the month of December. 

PLUS we are celebrating the end of 2018 with a SALE!!

 Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas!

{jane bosi} Merry Christmas, Sweet Friends!!  I wanted to share a few projects I created using both older and new releases from one of my favorite things, Sweet N Sassy Stamps!!

I created my happy little snowman wood slice using my favorite snowman image from an older set called Welcome Jesus.  While that set has since retired, the image is still available (lucky you!) as
Smiley Snowman Digital or as part of the Throwback Set:  Crazy About Snowmen.  This was such a fun project--I love finding new ways of using my stamps and this wood slice ornament piece is just perfect for gift giving---all you need is a drill to create a hole at the top and a bit of twine!

Who could get away from this time of year without a few handcrafted packaging ideas?

My family and I are praying you experience the true meaning of the Christmas Holiday--the Love and Peace of our Savior.  It is my deepest wish that you are surrounded by love and good memories when those you love are no longer here.

Blessings, Jane 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Coffee & Donuts

Hello friends, Stephanie here with a cute little card using You & Me.  I just love this set, it is perfect for Valentine's Day..  I colored with copics and added some stickles to the frosting to make it look like colored sugar sprinkles.  The paper is from Simple Stories.  I hope you all have a blessed Christmas!  

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Peace on Earth

I thought I started early with my Christmas cards this year... but I found out I didn't make enough cards this weekend so I had to make a couple of extra cards. Just in time for Christmas.

I had to make a couple of cards so I decided to stamp the globe image from the 'Peace on Earth' stamp set a couple of times on marker paper and color it. After I colored it I cut the images out and adhered them with foam tape on a dark background. I stamped the message peace on earth with gold embossing powder but it didn't really stand out on the dark background. So I decided to color it with a green metallic marker (I colored it with white first but that contrast was a bit too harsh). 

I used this same technique for a couple of cards and just changed the patterned paper in the background. The coloring takes some time but everything else on this card can be done pretty quickly.

I used the stamp set Peace on Earth.

- Lucinde

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

doves of peace

Good morning! I have 2 cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Doves of Peace stamp set. I also used Texture Tiles 3 and Thrill of Hope.
I thought the texture stamp on the first card would be a perfect background to mimic the water used in baptism.

The second card is a CAS Christmas card because we all need a little "quick & easy" during the holidays! Here I simply heat embossed the images in white and added a silver strip to the left.

Have a great day!

Monday, December 17, 2018


Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal,  Here to share another card using our Wood Backgrounds stamp set. 
Masculine cards can be very hard to make and this set makes it much easier.
To create my card I started with a white top folding white card base and a white panel cut down a quarter of an inch smaller. I stamped the tree ring from the Wood Backgrounds set (which by the way is the stamp of the month you can earn free with a $75 order now through Dec 31st) in Versamark ink and embossed it with clear powder.  I used some Gathered Twigs distress oxide ik ad blended it over the tree ring. I stamped the trees from the Thrill of Hope set in Green and the went over them with Pine Needles oxide ink and fussy cut them out. The deer is from the Tender Thoughts set which is an older set that makes a great guy card. To finish the card I added the greeting from The Scripty Thoughts set.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sweet as Candy

Hi There! I hope you are having a great weekend so far! It is cold and rainy here in Georgia but that just means staying in and coloring :) I have been making Christmas tags all week so I can finish up my wrapping but today I am taking a break to create a couple more Valentine's Day Cards. I love sending Valentines to all the kiddos in my life so getting started early is a good thing! Otherwise it will sneak up on me!

The cards I have created use the Sweet as Candy Clear Stamp Set and are simple but with some details to add interest.

For the first one, I used my stamping tool. I placed the candies on the bottom half of the card. I stamped them then flipped the card and stamped again to cover the entire card. I colored the candies and the background with Copics and then I created a sentiment by using the Bitty Minnie Alpha Set and other sentiments from the Sweet as Candy Set. I die cut it with a stitched circle die, and popped it up in the middle of the colored background. It is so fun to use the smaller elements of a stamp set to create a bigger part of the card - don't you think?

For my second card, I used red and white scraps from my desk to create a "candy cane - like" background paper. Then on a separate piece of paper, I stamped the bubble gum machine, masked it, and stamped the sentiment in a repeated pattern over it (I used my stamping tool for this too.) I pulled up the mask and colored the image with Copics. Then I die cut it with a rectangle and popped it up in the center of the background paper I made. 

There you have it. Two simple cards with handmade backgrounds - though very different in look and technique. The fun and bright results really make me happy!

I hope you are inspired to create some backgrounds of your own! Thanks for stopping by!


Fun with Wood Backgrounds

Hi Sweet Friends!  Julie, here and today I am sharing two different cards using the December Stamp of the Month, Wood Backgrounds along with several other new and previously released sets.

My first card uses the large image from Wood Backgrounds along with the buffalo check from TextureTiles 4, the reindeer image from Christmas Silhouettes and the sentiment from Home for the Holidays.   The images were heat embossed and layered onto dry embossed panel for a fairly quick Christmas card.

My second card uses the smaller image from Wood Backgrounds stamped several times with a light gray ink to create a panel for the front of the card.  The dove and sentiment are from the new stamp set, Doves of Peace  and I finished off the card with silver cord and sequins. 

You have until the end of the month to receive the December Stamp of the Month, Wood Backgrounds free with any $75 net order (US$) plus you receive free shipping and handling with net orders over $75 (US).

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope all of you have a fabulous week and a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

In Stitches Alpha

 Hello! It's Monika here today with couple of shimmery cards.

I took a momentarily break from holiday cards, and made a Valentine's Day card... although you could use this all year around.

It's really hard to see, but the stitched words (In Stitches Alpha clear stamp set) and the llama (Llama Love clear stamp set) are painted with pink and brown Reese Brea shimmer paint. I've been enjoying this paint a lot lately... I used water color card stock. Stamped the images with Onyx Black VersaFine ink, then I just colored the images using an aqua painter brush.

My second card was made with the same Brea Reese shimmer paint, but using only blue. It was super easy to apply it onto the water color card stock, and made an amazing looking background.

 I stamped the nativity and the star images from O Holy Night clear stamp set and the greeting from Thoughtful Words clear stamp set on the panel with Onyx Black VersaFine ink. 

Those 'white' looking specs are the shimmer particles in the paint! Gorgeous in real life!

Thank you for stopping by,