Saturday, October 25, 2014

Christmas Silhouettes...


Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a nontraditional holiday card. 

Have you had a chance to hop along with us during our Special DT Christmas Hop yesterday? If you have not, make sure you check out all the wonderful samples today! 

I made couple of cards using one of my favorite sets, Christmas Silhouettes clear stamp set (with the coordinating Christmas Silhouettes die set) yesterday, and today I have another one for you:


The nontraditional Black & White colors with a touch of Silver give a great 'edge' to my card. I love it!

 I stamped the Music Background with VersaMark, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. It is the perfect backdrop to my Holly. 


I also added white water color splatters to the background, along with silver star sequins... and of course, I didn't want to leave out the thread!

I hope I have inspired you to make a holiday card today... create something and link up your creation to our Blog Hop.



Thanks for stopping by,

Monika





Friday, October 24, 2014

Special DT Christmas Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends!  Welcome to
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Special DT Christmas Blog Hop!
Today the very talented Design Divas are featuring their favorite SNSS Christmas stamp sets just in time to give you plenty of inspiration for your holiday stamping.  We hope you will join the fun and leave some love behind as you visit each blog.  I'm sure you have your own favorite Christmas stamp set, so we're inviting you to create your own Christmas greeting and add it to the gallery by clicking the Linky Tool below!  Of course there will be a PRIZE for those who decide to join us.  You have until Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at midnight EST to upload your creation.  We will randomly select one lucky participant to receive a $10 gift code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog on Friday, October 31st.

Here are some of the wonderful stamp sets we will be featuring in today's hop:
 

Now it's your turn...
Create a Christmas Card using your favorite Christmas stamp set!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:             
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, October 30th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSCHRISTMAS2014 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below, but don't forget to visit the DT blogs to see their beautiful Christmas creations!

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, October 31st to see if you've won!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Autumn Greetings

Hello! It is Gloria with you today. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors, smells, and textures of autumn. I have a created a quick and easy card for you today, to celebrate the season!


Sometimes, all that you need to create a card is paper and a few sentiment stamps! Once I created the card, I used black ink to stamp a sentiment from the Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set onto the bottom right corner of the patterned paper.


I cut a small tag from a scrap of cardstock with the Mini Tags Die Set.  I stamped a tiny sentiment from the Autumn Bounty stamp set onto the tag.


I lined the inside of the card with more patterned paper and stamped another sentiment from the Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set onto the center of the patterned paper. I cut a second tag from a scrap of cardstock with the Mini Tags Die Set.  I stamped another tiny sentiment from the Autumn Bounty stamp set onto the tag.

Thanks for looking!

Gloria

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!