Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 2021 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to our April 2021 Release Blog Hop!

Who's loving all the fabulous new releases this month? Today we're excited to be sharing a hop full of inspiration with the April release, plus a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop

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. You'll have 2 weeks to comment, with the winner announced here on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, April 28. Happy hopping!

It's also our first hop with our newest cardmaking Creative Team Member... Charmaine Canham! She's been a repeat guest designer for us, and we're so happy to have her and her lovely creations joining the team. Be sure to give her a welcome shout out (and a happy birthday wish, since today's her birthday) when you hop along!

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

This month is also Korin and Colleen's birthday month, so in honor of them all, I thought I'd share a birthday card featuring Colleen's new Grunge Elements 3 set and Korin's new Everyday Greetings 2 set and the Script Stencil.

I started with a gel print background from my stash, then stenciled the script using black embellishment mousse and set it aside to dry.  The sentiment from Everyday Greetings 2 is embossed in silver on black paper and I added the dotted line from Grunge Elements 3, then tore around the sentiment to layer over the card.  When the mousse was dry I stamped the stars hearts and grid circles randomly around the panel in grey and black inks, then added some black ink smudged around the edges to finish things off.

Okay, let's get on with things.

Here's a little walk-through of our April release...

First up is the April stamp of the month, Butterfly Background. This set is available for purchase for $11.95, OR you can get it as a FREE gift with a $60 purchase (after any discounts and before shipping and tax) during the month of April! Please note you MUST add this set to your cart to receive the discount. Once your order qualifies, the discount will automatically apply in your shopping cart.

The lovely sample card in the graphic is from Karen and features Butterfly Background, Everyday Greetings 2, and Happy Day.

Creative team member Colleen Gaddie designed the next set, perfect for backgrounds and mixed media. Grunge Elements 3 is sure to be a much reached for set in your collection.

'Tis the season of new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate the happy couples in your life than with these fabulous images illustrated by Krista Hamrick? The Mr. & Mrs. Stamp & Die Bundle includes both the Mr. & Mrs. stamp set and coordinating die set bundled together at a discount. The stamp set and die set are also available separately at regular price.

Our next bundle brings us our first collaboration with Hillary Krippaene of Creative Faith Co. The Thirsty Soul Bundle includes both the Thirsty Soul stamp set and coordinating die set bundled together at a discount. The stamp set and die set are also available separately at regular price.

This month brings us Everyday Greetings 2, another collection of  hand-lettered all-occasion sentiments from Korin Sutherland.

If you loved Nina Brackett's Vintage Van set, then the Just Married set with it's sweet little love bug might be right up your alley.

Along with new stamps and coordinating dies, we have two new stencils debuting this month.

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

Your next stop on the hop is Sheri Gilson.

May you be blessed today and always!

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sharon g said...

Wow, the free gift might even be my favorite thing :) I am looking forward to seeing what everybody has come up with. I love the sentiments, which is not the usual for me.....

MadeByMeghanK said...

Happy Birthday to Korin and gorgeous card! I LOVE the stencils and sentiments!!!

Cynthia said...

Love the color and design of your birthday card.

Helen said...

Happy birthday, Charmaine, Korin and Colleen!! I love the grunge look on your great card, Julee!!! Loving this new release with the sweet Butterfly background, Just Married and wonderful sentiment stamps! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Charmaine Canham CharCards said...

Amazing card Julee!! I love a good gel print!!!

Kelley said...

I'm hoping to get inspired to use some new stuff by doing this blog hop :) and if winning some money to buy more stuff is a byproduct--all the better! :)

Sue A said...

I love this card! I really love how you put the grunge and the sentiments together. I never would have thought to put them together, but it really works. I think both sets could be used in so many ways.

Denise Bryant said...

I love the Butterfly Background and the Everyday Greetings 2 set! Awesome stencil designs too!
Welcome to Charmaine.... and Happy Birthday to Charmaine, Korin and Colleen!

Andre M. said...

Happy birthday to all and welcome to Charmaine! Lovely new release products and grunge card!