Tuesday, April 16, 2019

April Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Release Hop! We're so excited about the new stamps available in the shop this month and can't wait to share the projects we've been working on with you! Read on for a few samples and a little walk through of our new release, then hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration! Leave a little comment love on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced here on the SNSS blog, Tuesday, April 23.

Here's the official hop list. If something goes wrong along the way,
hop on back here to pick  up where you left off.

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The card I'm sharing uses the new Delightful Daisies set, and just like the name implies, this set is DELIGHTFUL! Here I did a little two step stamping with the solid and outline images of the daisies. The outline images are stamped in black, then I filled in with aquas and purples in two colors of ink for the solid images to give a bit of depth. I loved the sentiment on this patterned paper, so decided to add the flowers in a pretty arrangement to show it off. To tie in with the shabbiness of the paper, I added a bit of lace, then cut some leaf shapes from book paper and lightly added some gesso and inks to "age" them a bit.

Next up is this beautiful card from our fearless leader, Korin, pairing Delightful Daisies with the Marquee Caps Alpha set. Don't you love those two toned rainbow letters? Squee! What a fabulous way to use this fun alpha. And her watercolored daisies make me do just what the sentiment suggests... SMILE! Those splatters finish things off with pizazz, don't ya think?

The next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry, where I'm sharing a couple more cards with the new release. Before you go, here's a little look-see at the sets included in the APRIL release...

First up... the March stamp of the month, Doodle Florals, is now available to purchase! This is a beautiful collection of flowers and leaves perfect for all your spring projects.

Next up is the APRIL stamp of the month, Happy Day. Whimsical and cheerful, this set is so versatile. It includes lots of builder sentiments, lovely little posies, a few little accents and a darling butterfly. This must-have set is only available during the month of April as a FREE gift with a $75 or more purchase.

We also have a very special Stamp for a Cause set releasing this month. Surrounded in Prayer  is a heartfelt stamp set created in honor of our Creative Team member Jane Bosi and her recent battle with breast cancer for the purpose of raising funds for a cause that is dear to her heart. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Aspirus to raise funds for their Family House project which will support families while their loved ones undergo treatment. $10 from each Surrounded in Prayer stamp sold will be donated to the Aspirus Family House project. To find out more about this project visit their website: https://www.aspirus.org/family-house-at-aspirus

Delightful Daisies is the next set in our April lineup, and as I said before, this set is completely DELIGHTFUL. Whether you love to color or you prefer to let your stamps do the coloring, this set has it all. These beautiful daisy images illustrated by Nina Brackett make the perfect focal point for any card.

If you loved the patterns in the previously released Forever & Always set, you're going to flip for these darling hexies! With the Cheerful Hexies set you can mix, match, layer, and stamp to your heart's content with these trendy, modern shapes and patterns. Then add a little flair with some cheerful builder sentiments to send a little handmade kindness someone's way.

The next set in the spotlight is Walk Humbly. This is the first stamp set illustrated by Creative Team Member Colleen Gaddie. Themed around the Micah 6:8 scripture passage, this set includes two lovely women images, words from the scripture and some darling accents. This set lends itself beautifully to both cardmaking and bible journaling.

Last, but certainly not least, is the fabulous Marquee Caps Alpha Korin showed so beautifully in her card above. This set of bold alpha marquee letters is just superb. Such a bright way to spruce up a card or journal page. Each letter is approximately 7/8" tall, so perfect for focal points and titles.

Alrighty, that's the release in a nutshell! Thanks so much for hanging out with me as I reviewed this fantastic release. Now I'm wondering, what kind of colorer are you? Do you find sitting and coloring outline images relaxing, or would you rather have coordinating solid images for easy 2-step stamping techniques? Let me know in the comments!


~amy~ said...

Such a fun release! I'm going to share it in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB page!

Esther Asbury said...

Yay -- such a fun line-up of inspiration!

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Beautiful cards! Love the mint and purple color combination :)

KGBaird said...

What a fantastic array of stamps! The Daisies and Surrounded in Prayer are my favorite. I enjoy coloring stamped images so the flower images are perfect! Of course, layering stamps are great for quick(er) makes. Thank you for a great blog hop!

Christine Kiehl said...

wow. What a fun collection of new stamps and cards crafted for the hop!! Such amazing new florals and bible journaling stamps! Love them! and yup, LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Marquee alphabet! What fun to be had with those!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Those flowers are beautiful! :)

Denise Ward said...

This release is filled with good things to encourage others. Daisies that are sure to bring a smile, and the reminder that they are being uplifted in prayer are included this month. Plus with the marquee letters, you can say all kinds of positive, God-honoring things to bless someone. Korin and the team have done another excellent job!!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Really beautiful sets! Love all of these great designs

Karen Decknick said...

Love the new sets! Love how fun your card is Korin! Julee, your card is beautiful! I am going to search through my stash of paper and see what I can find so I can case it.

Cathey said...

Love love the bright colors! Purple and green are my fav colors! 💜

cghundley said...

Wonderful stamps and
lovely cards. I like
to color with my stamps
using colors.
Carla from Utah

sharon g said...

Coloring isn't very relaxing to me. I'm not good at shading, so I stress about it.