a little birdie told me..

Hello and happy Monday!  Here’s a different shaped card for today.  I used the new Sweet ‘n Sassy sets Thankful Blooms and Love Birds to create this File Folder Card with my Envelope Punch Board.

And here’s the inside..

There are quite a few tutorials and videos on creating this style of card but I followed this one.  If you don’t have a punch board, you can also make a file folder card following the directions found here.  That’s how I made some several years ago.

I stamped the birds onto patterned paper and only cut one out for the front.  An additional wing was stamped and popped up for dimension.  The flower was also popped up over the ribbon.  Two of the sentiments were placed on a clear block in a wavy manner to give the card a whimsical feel. 

I am really enjoying this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release…I hope you love it too!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Thankful Blooms and Love Birds; paper- SU! Regal Rose, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thankful Blooms dies, SU! Envelope Punch Board, trimmer, paper doily, foam dots, ribbon, Scor-Tape, Stickles, adhesive Pearls, paperclip.

a million thanks

Welcome to our first Friday Feature hop of the Sweet ‘n Sassy April release!  Each Friday we will share samples of the new stamps and dies… come hop along with us and you could win a prize!

Today we are featuring Korin’s awesome new flower set called Thankful Blooms, it’s matching set of dies, and the new Thankful Innies stamp set, along with the Mother word die.  I just love these bold flowers and first created a thank you card.

Then using the same layout, I made a birthday card for a very active lady who recently turned 95.  She does so much for the community…what a blessing to reach that milestone age.

I also shared the following two cards on my blog already but here they are again if you missed them.  You can find details on these cards HERE and HERE

The full set and dies…

Check out more samples made by our DT in the links on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

Also check out our challenge to you… this week it is to create a Mother’s Day card!

The first few cards in the hop on the SNSS blog were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own Mother’s Day card and use the linky tool on the SNSS blog to add it to the gallery!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:

 - You don’t have to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You’ll have until Thursday, April 24th at midnight EST to enter
- We’ll draw 1 winner from this week’s challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!
- Please use code SNSFFC8 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, April 25th to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Thankful Blooms, I’ve Got Your Number; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, MME In Bloom; ink- SU! Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thankful Blooms and Numbers dies, SU! Labels Framelits and Square Lattice embossing folder, foam tape, adhesive pearls.

today’s forecast:

…sunny and windy with a chance of happy!  I am sooo glad for brighter days!

Today I played along with the CAS challenge (caseing fionna51) and the TLC challenge (pointillism) and here’s what I created…

I cased this card of Diane’s, using some fun, new stamps and matching dies.  Have you seen the new Sweet ‘n Sassy full release?  Check it out! 

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Happy Happy; paper- SU! Pool Party, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Primrose Petals; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Happy dies, corner rounder, foam dots.

you make me smile

Just popping in to play along with today’s SCS Sketch Challenge.  I used some brand new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps which are being released on Friday!

The light pink layer underneath the main panel was embossed with an SU! embossing folder.  You can’t see much of the pattern anymore but it still adds a bit of interest to the card.  The flowers and leaves were heat embossed.  I was inspired by my friend, Pam, to dig out the pretty mixed embossing powders in my stash.  I used some Seashell e.p. from Sparkle N Sprinkle on my flowers.  I don’t see it in her store now so I’m not sure if it was retired.  The green e.p. is from SU!

Be sure to check out the full SNSS release later this week!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Thankful Blooms and Happy Happy (sentiment); paper- black, SU! Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirhouette, DCWV Mango Frost; ink- Versamark, Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thankful Blooms dies, Sparkle N Sprinkle Seashell embossing powder, SU! Wild Wasabi embossing powder and Fancy Fan embossing folder, adhesive pearls, tracing wheel.

missing you

Hello friends!  It’s time once again for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!  We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the first Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun (and we’d love to have you join us)!  This month it is Kelli’s turn and her challenge theme is “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone… Make a missing you card!”.

I pulled out this Sweet ‘n Sassy image called Benjamin Bunny.  He’s been retired but is still available as a digital image. 

I finally tried the Wink of Stella pens…love!  The flowerpot and flower are very sparkly!

Please join us and create a “missing you” card… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…please use the keyword CHXAPR14.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

  • anna wight
  • diane zechman (me)
  • jeanne streiff
  • kelli hull
  • kelly schirmer
  • lydia fiedler  
  • stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Benjamin Bunny and Across the Miles (sentiment); paper- Crumb Cake, Vanilla, October Afternoon- Fly A Kite; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Window Frames Framelits, pearls, Clear Wink of Stella pen.


    Wow…what a gorgeous day we had!  It was so nice to open the back door and wash some windows (I must not be feeling well, right? lol).  I decided to take a quick break from my cleaning and play along with today’s SCS sketch challenge.  Here’s my card using Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Wildflowers

    It’s funny how the cards that I “throw together” quickly can sometimes be some of my favorites.  I sort of liked this color combo when I was done (Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, and Pool Party).

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Wildflowers; paper- SU! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, and Pool Party, white; ink- SU! Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Gumball Green, Versafine Black; accessories- EK Success edge punch, SU! Honeycomb embossing folder, tracing wheel, MME The Sweetest Thing enamel dots.

    Scor-Pal Challenge #3

    It’s the first of the month, which brings a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog.  This month we are making monochromatic cards and projects.  Here’s my sample and a sneak peek of some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps and dies coming next week!

    I started with a 4″ square piece of white cardstock and scored it both vertically and horizontally @ 1″, 2″, and 3″ with my Scor-Pal.

    Then, using post-it notes, I masked each square and lightly sponged them with dye-based ink.  I made sure to mask so that my scored lines were left un-inked, thus creating the effect of tile and grout.

    Stamp if desired and layer this panel onto a 4 1/4″ card base.  I added a piece of paper lace doily to make it more feminine.  I am really *loving* this new flower set!!  It has quickly become a favorite!

    Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for the April Challenge!

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Thankful Blooms and Lots-A-Spots (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thankful Blooms dies and Mother die, Paper Shapers photo corner punch, paper lace doily, foam dots, tracing wheel, adhesive pearls.

    SU!…just for fun

    I’ve been finding a few pics in my files that I haven’t shared…these are some cards that I made just for fun to help a friend get some samples done for her customers to look at.  They are all Stampin’ Up! supplies except the paper doily from my stash (which I think is a close match to SU!’s anyway).

    My favorite tulips are the ones with a mix of yellow & red so I have a hard time coloring them any other way! 

    Have a great weekend, friends!

    hey there, friend

    I recently decided to give the SU! Paper Pumpkin kits a try.  Last month I received the starter kit and then my first monthly kit arrived this month.  Yesterday I finally got a chance to make the cards from my starter kit.  My plan was to make one card following the SU! instructions and then come up with a few other designs.  I was inspired by some cards I saw around the internet…but I tweaked them to my own liking. 

    The first card is following the instruction photo, except I added a butterfly and some thread in the button.

    I will add a category in my sidebar for Paper Pumpkin projects so you can follow along with what I create if you like. 

    Have a great evening!

    so sweet cocoa

    Just popping in quick with a card for this week’s sketch challenge

    I used the cute doughnut image in the So Sweet Cocoa set from Sweet ‘n Sassy.  The sentiment is from Sweet Kiwi Koala.  I’ve been wanting to emboss on vellum since I haven’t done that for a long time so I used a Sizzix embossing folder that has dotted circles.  I thought it would go well with the main image.

    Mother Nature teased us this morning with a dusting of snow.  Come on spring! 

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy So Sweet Cocoa and Sweet Kiwi Koala; paper- SU! So Saffron and Cool Caribbean, white, brown, vellum cardstock; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! So Saffron; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Dotted Flower Rings embossing folder, Spellbinders Ovals, tracing wheel, Paper Shapers Scallop Photo Corner punch, rhinestones.

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