Friday, January 30, 2015

February 2015 Sweet Perks Reminder

Hello friends!  Time is running out to take advantage of our February Sweet Perks Club.  The bundles we are offering this month will only be available until Thursday, February 5, 2015.  Each stamp and die set will then be added to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store 
at the full price.  

If you have not had a chance to take a look at the SWEET bundles for this month... 
Just take a look! 

Get Well Critters Bundle…how cute is this!

Keep in Touch, Too Bundle…so versatile!

This favorite stamp set now has a brand new die!

I've been having lots of fun with the Get Well Critters Bundle.  
Take a look at this sample:

The Sweet Sunday Sketch for this week was used for the design of my card and since this adorable chick is smaller than 2 1/2" it qualifies for the Teeny Art Challenge today on Splitcoaststampers.  If you were feeling fowl, wouldn't receiving this card just make you smile?

We are also discounting many of our old favorites to make room for new products.  Now is the time to pick up those stamp sets you have had on your wish list for a while!  Once they are sold out, they will not be reordered.

So what are you waiting for…hurry off to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store for a good deal.  

Be sure to join us next Friday for our 
February Release!

Thanks for stopping by…have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some Bunny Loves You

Hi there! 
It's Ceal here to share a cute Valentines card I made using the Valentine Critters set
I started with an A2 sized white card base and added a strip of design paper at the bottom. I colored the cute little bunny with Copic markers and cut him out so I could pop him up. 
This set also makes cute children's cards for school

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Get Well Critter!

Hello! Today I am going to share a card using one of this month's Sweet Perks Bundles: Get Well Critters. This set is overflowing with fun sentiments and cute critters sure to cheer anyone feeling under the weather!

It would have been very hard to decide which image to work with for today's card but I had just received this fun stencil in the mail.  I masked an oval, and sponged the chicken wire, then I colored up this fancy fella and gave him a bright blue bandage.  

Here's a look at all the goodies included with this set!

For all the details on the Sweet Perks Club click HERE!

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Heart Skips a Beat

Hi Friends,

If you weren't aware, or if you need a really good 
reason to shop...what am I saying?  Who needs a reason right?
 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is clearing
out the old and bringing on more new!
Save a whopping 40% on selected stamps AND dies!
Just click here to begin shopping...
after you peek at my card of course.  :)

I have been getting more into creating my own backgrounds
 lately and the discontinued Grundgy Border stamp set 
totally fits the bill for this.  Notice the polka dots, 
diamonds and wood designs... all part of this fun set. 
 The sentiment and the polka dot heart are included 
in the beautiful Bottom of my Heart Set.
Did I mention both stamp sets are now on sale :)

I added other sweet elements to my card including 
the butterfly and postage paid symbols.  
These are from one of our newest sets, Parisian Postcard.

I love how bright and cheerful this card turned out.
Perfect for valentine giving.



Monday, January 26, 2015

Parisian Postcard Anniversary Shaker Card...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a tutorial on how I made my anniversary shaker card. I love adding shaker elements to my cards. It might look difficult and time consuming, but it actually can go pretty fast when you learn the basic steps.

I started out stamping my main image, the Eiffel Tower from Parisian Postcard clear stamp set on the white base card and the red panel. (Yes, it seems to be the favorite for the last week or so between the SNSS team members.) I made sure the images were stamped the same place on both card stock, so they would line up when layered on top of each other. I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to do the perfect job. (If you are leaving a white border, don't forget to calculate that 1/8" extra on the white card.)

Next I die-cut the heart window opening on the red panel, using the biggest die from Heart Die set. 

Next I placed the red heart back in the negative space, and secured it to the white base card with masking tape (you can also use repositionable or washi tape). Then I placed dimensional tape around the heart.

Next I added extra dimensional tape to the white base card. 

Then I added the shaker elements: glitter hearts, gold sequins, and micro beads. The tiny glitter hearts were die-cut with Hearts and Stars Scallop Border Die set. Before I adhered the red cover panel, I taped a piece of window sheet behind the heart window opening.

Finally I embellished my card with stamped postal stamp images, thread (adhered with a glue dot), punched vellum flowers, and more of the glitter hearts.

The greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The image is from You & Me clear stamp set

I hope I inspired you to make a shaker card today. 

Thank you for stopping by, 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Feeling Fowl?

I am hoping that you and your loved ones are staying healthy this first month of 2015. I am just getting over bronchitis, and almost everyone at my work has missed a day due to illness of their own or of their children. We have had Influenza A and B, RSV, and Whooping Cough going around in my co-workers families, and ten percent of the workforce was missing one day this past week!

If you do know someone that is ill, a sure way to cheer them up is to send them a handmade card using this adorable, just-released Sweet Perks Bundle stamp set with dies by DT member Diane, called Get Well Critters:

I chose that cute fat little chicken with the sore wing for my card today, and added the matching "Feeling Fowl?" sentiment. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored in using Copic markers.
Stay healthy -- take your Vitamin C, and if you get sick, make some chicken soup! Oh--- don't tell my little chick about that part....... have a great week!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

butterfly thoughts and buggy get well wishes

Hello and happy Saturday!  It was a cold week but that didn't stop me from stamping some warm greetings.  Butterflies are cheery and I am smitten with the one in the Parisian Postcard stamp set!  The images all go together so nicely and are wonderful to collage.  Here are 2 quick and simple, black & white cards with just a pop of color.

The butterflies and sentiment on the first one are popped with dimensionals.  I also used an image from Grunge Elements to "distress" the panel.

I stamped the flowers repeatedly on a panel for the second card, then offset it when it was adhered.  The sentiment is from God Is Bigger.

The tips of the butterflies' wings were rolled on the green inkpad to add more color...but you could easily use markers to do the same.

I have one more card to share today...this one was made with my Get Well Critters stamp set which is part of this month's Sweet Perks Club...just released!

Have a great weekend!
♥ Diane