Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Flowers

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying these autumn days; I know I am.  We are having some much deserved sunshine after days and days of rain.  The leaves are now starting to turn and the air is crisp.  There is nothing like fall colors, is there?
Today's card focuses on fall colors, using the Flowers in Bloom Stamp Set.  I would typically use this for spring and summer, but decided fall definitely works just a well.

The Flowers and butterfly are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and then cut out with the Flowers in Bloom Die. This Pink Paislee dp worked perfectly with the colored image.  I added a scalloped edge for interest, using the Scallop Border Dies.  The sentiment is from the wonderful set, So Grateful.  I just love this font. 
The white bow and linen thread add to the delicate look of the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be on the look out for a special treat coming this Friday! 

Happy Stamping! 

Lee Ann  :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

flowers in bloom

Hello!  I opened a pack of 6x6 papers that I hadn't used yet to make this card. Boy, do I love the color combination here!  I thought the colors and patterns went so well with the Sweet 'n Sassy Flowers in Bloom stamp set.  I also used the NEW coordinating Flowers in Bloom die.

I wish you could see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella brush that was added to the butterfly and flower petals.  Also, the butterfly was stamped a second time, cut out, and popped up with foam dots to give it some dimension on the card front.  The long forgotten ribbon is a perfect example of how I can never seem to get rid of anything... it matched perfectly!  LOL. 

Have a great day!
♥ Diane

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stationery Gift Set

Hi everyone!  Janette here to share a stationery gift set that I made for a friend of mine for her birthday.  She loves the color combo of blue and brown so that is how I chose the colors.  The set includes a legal pad holder and 4 cards.

The legal pad holder measures 5.25" X 8.5".  Inside I have included 2 pockets- one for the note pad and another for putting various items in.  For mine I will include the envelopes for the cards which I should have shown in the picture.

To create this project:
1. For the cover use a 8.5"X11" sheet of card stock and score at 5.25" and 5.75", fold along the score lines.

2. Decorate the front cover.  Here I created my own patterned paper using my stamps (which I will indicate the sets I used below).  The measurements are white paper- 5.25"x 5" and 5.25"x 2.5" and colored strip 5.25" x 3" tearing on both sides.

3. Create pockets.  Take one or two sheets of card stock measuring 4.75"x 6.5" (depending on how many pockets you want) and score at 1/2", 3/4", 5.75", and 6".  Then turn paper 90 degrees and score at 1/2" and 3/4".  This will create a 1/4" deep pocket.  Cut the 2 bottom corners (squares) out along the score lines.  Then fold along the score lines and secure with strong adhesive.  I used glue dots.

4.  Attach pockets to the inside using strong adhesive and decorate the inside how ever you like.  I just used various scraps I had left and attached to the pad and pockets and stamped a scripture verse.

Here are the coordinating cards:

To create the patterned paper I used the following stamp sets:  Kindness, Thankful Blooms, Precious Poppies, and Majestic Monarchs (and coordinating dies).  I also used pearls, rhinestones, wink of stella, and glimmer mist to accent the stationery.

I used the following sentiments/scriptures: Script Birthdays and God's Will.

I hope you like the project I have created today.  These would make some great gifts for the holidays as well.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Inlaid Silhouettes

One of the newest techniques card makers are using is Inlaid die cuts and I love this technique. It makes a beautiful CAS one layer card and it's kinda like putting together a puzzle which I love to do.
Fo my card I used the Long Stem Silhouettes set and the Coordinating die.  The technique is really simple you can see all the deets and even watch a video on it HERE

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, deer.

Good afternoon!

Jessica here with a masculine card that I made using a couple of SNSS dies: Forest Silhouettes and tall grass.  The sentiment is from the Forest Silhouettes stamp set.  I die cut the grass out of vellum and then embossed it on the card front for added texture.

Hope this CAS card gives you an idea for a card for those guys in our lives who love hunting and nature!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mid Month Update

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  

Just wanted to let you know what a grand time we had at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival in York this past weekend!  It was wonderful having a chance to meet you at the Reflection Class on Friday afternoon and again at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps booth on Saturday and Sunday.  We hope you enjoyed the "Make and Take," the displays, and your shopping experience!  I am always amazed at how far some of you travel to participate in this event!

On another note, you have really kept us hopping at the Sweet 'n Sassy Studio this month…not that we are complaining, mind you!  LOL!  All of the Sweet Perks Club bundles have been shipped and we are gearing up for the next big event which will be a Special Design Team Christmas Blog Hop.  We hope you will join us next Friday, October 24th, as the DT shares some of our favorite SNSS Christmas sets,  including some of the new dies just added to the store.  I know you will be inspired by the Design Divas' creations!

Finally, I have a card to share with you that was inspired by Korin's "Make and Take" from the York show.  An additional panel was added and a different stamp set was featured, but the sponging technique used is so versatile and can be easily adapted to many of the silhouette stamp sets carried
in the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

Light of Christmas was lightly stamped on the background with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, and the tree from the Christmas Silhouettes stamp set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  Modeling paste snow was added to this panel but was mostly covered by the top two layers.  The backgrounds on the two top panels were masked and sponged with a combination of Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, and Seedless Preserves distress inks.  The tree was again stamped on both layers, while the houses from the Happy Home stamp set and a sentiment from Christmas Innies were stamped on the smaller panel.  (It was quite by accident that the tree image lined up on the two panels…love when things like that happen!)  The deer was stamped, cut with the matching Christmas Silhouettes Die, and popped onto the top of the card.  A white Sharpie paint pen and Wink of Stella were used to add shimmer and accents to the card. Thanks for the inspiration, Korin, as I really like how this card turned out!

Be sure to check back each day to find more inspiration for your Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

All My Heart

Hello, it's Bridget here today!
Along with making cards with a fall theme this month, I've been making quite a few cards 
with a pink theme in honor of the fight against breast cancer highlighted in October. 
 Splitcoaststampers has a special card drive called Hope You Can Cling To - the 
cards created are sent for patients at a cancer treatment center in Texas to use. 
Here's a card I created for a challenge to include a bear on your card - I love this adorable 
wee teddy from Valentine Critters.  He's colored with copics and the head is 
popped up over the body to give some dimension.  I have to tell you, I just love this set with 
all those adorable little critters and use it the whole year around - they're 
perfect for baby cards, birthday cards and general cards expressing love! 
The heart is cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities 
and sponged while still in the die with Stampin Up Blushing Bride ink.  
Buttons seem to play along well with polka dots to me, 
so I grabbed a few in melon pink from my button jars!
The fight against cancer is close to my heart as my husband and so many 
in his family have battled through it.  I know many of you can identify 
as you have loved ones and dear friends with similar stories.  
May God give you strength and peace for whatever challenges you're facing today.
Thank you for stopping by for a look!