heart candy

Good morning! I have a few Valentine cards to share today using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Candy stamp set. This set is so fun to use and brings back memories of those little boxes of candy! I also used In Stitches Alpha, So Sweet Cocoa, and Punny Love.

My first card is a pop-up box card which folds flat for placing in an envelope.

I added several of the stamped candies plus a few die cut hearts inside.

The word LOVE was stamped with the In Stitches Alpha and added to the back.

My second card is very CAS. I simply stamped the candies and hearts, then drew arms and legs with a black pen.

For my third card, I stamped the hearts and drew lines to “hang” them for decorations. Cocoa Mouse with his valentine cupcake is enjoying the party!

Have a great day!


stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Candy, In Stitches Alpha, So Sweet Cocoa, and Punny Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, and Flirty Flamingo; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, MFT Blueprints 20, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, Simon Says Stamp XOXO Border, Small Heart Doily, and Sketch Heart dies, Scor-Tape, gemstones.

a few thank you’s

Good morning! I mentioned before that we (our local stampers) had a shoebox event in the beginning of November. We all get together to swap and make each other’s projects….such a fun day! We had several companies that were generous and sent products for door prizes so I wanted to make special thank you cards for each of them. I already shared the card I made for Art Impressions. Here’s the rest of them…

The first one was for Unity Stamp Company, using Lil’ Smartie Pants. Love that bird! I put Crystal Effects on his glasses. I also used the Stitched Arch Stax dies by MFT. The paper is Pebbles- Garden Party.

The next one was for Gina K. , using her fabulous Wreath Builder set. So fun to create with! Her stencil works great the MISTI!

Here’s one for MFT with a retired image that I still love…Because You’re Special from the Pure Innocence line. I also used their Stitched Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 20 dies.

This card was for Paper Smooches. I love the snowy guy from Warm Hearts! It’s fun and easy to create CAS cards with Paper Smooches!

This cutie is called Bunny Balloon (which also may be retired) and was for Whimsy Stamps. I also used MFT’s Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and Taylored Expressions’ grateful die.

Many thanks again to these great sponsors! It truly helped make our event a success!

Paper Pumpkin calendar kit

Hello! This month’s SU! Paper Pumpkin kit is a hanging calendar. I rarely get these kits done right away but I wanted to get this one put together to start the year off. Here’s what it looks like…

I wanted to alter my calendar though. Some people are turning it into cards but I decided to keep it a calendar and just switch out the stamps used. I had fun looking for images that would fit/work for each month. Some are brand new sets and many are old…some are SU! and others are from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. One is a Classic Pooh! Here’s what I came up with…

Have a great day!

stamps used-

SU!- Million-Dollar Moments (raindrops), Incentive stamp (duck), Sweet Summer, Kindness Matters, Watercolor Minis, Sweeter Treaters

Sweet ‘n Sassy- Crazy About Snowmen, Heart Candy, Happy Home, You’re A Star, Leaf Silhouettes, Falling Leaves, Peace on Earth

Classic Pooh- All Night Media- Promise Me

born in a stable

Good morning! I thought I was done sharing Christmas projects for the season but today I have one more. The holidays were so busy that I didn’t have time to get a Christmas bible journaling page done yet…so I got one done a few days late.

I first applied some Recollections watercolor crayons to the page and blended them with a baby wipe. Then I stamped with Versafine Black ink and heat set it. Here I used some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps: Season of Love (retired), Just Be, Note This, Common Words 1 (retired), Love Ya Like a Sister Alpha, Outline Alpha, My Creator (retired).

The watercolor crayons shimmer although you can’t see that in the photos. I also added a bit of gold washi to the bottom.

Have a great day!

 

frog yoga

Hello! Here’s a card I made for a dear friend who loves yoga. And I didn’t realize that she likes frogs too…win! Good thing there’s more frogs and cute sentiments in this set! I used the Stampendous Frog Yoga and the Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card dies to make this interactive card. The happy birthday words are Altenew’s Label Love.

When the top is pulled, the sentiment is revealed…

What a fun set! Have a great day!

stamps- Stampendous Frog Yoga and Altenew Label Love; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi, Echo Park Summer Fun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card dies.

punny love

One more post for today…

Hello! It’s a new year and a new release for Sweet ‘n Sassy! I have 3 cards to share today using the awesome new Punny Love stamp set from the January Release.

Gosh, these punny stamps are so fun! I can’t choose a favorite!

This set makes quick & easy valentines that your special someone is sure to love. Grab your set and get started on your valentines! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Punny Love; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, American Crafts- Love You; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Paper Smooches Duo Die 1, Simon Says Stamp Small Heart Doily and XOXO Border, MFT Die-Damics Stitched Arch Stax and Blueprints 15, adhesive pearls.

He Shed / She Shed

Good morning! Today I have the last 2 cards that I made for the summer trade show to share. These are from the fabulous Art Impressions’  Mini Tryfold line. Here I used 5027- Tool Shed MTF and 5028- Potting Shed MTF.

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base and scored in 3 5/8″ from each end to make the trifolds. Each fold/layer was stamped and die cut to peek through to the center of the card. I’ve shared quite a few of these by now, so I’ll just let you scroll down and see the pics. 🙂

What guy wouldn’t love his own “man cave” for his tools?

Now here’s a great version for us gals!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5027- Tool Shed MTF and 5028- Potting Shed MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pink Pirouette, silver, SU! dsp, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares, SU! Washi Label punch, Die-Namics Tool Charms and Stitched Square Scalloped Frames, paper doily, oval punches, gemstones.

celebrate 50

Happy New Year, friends! Wow…2019 already!!

I don’t usually make New Year themed cards but I do have a different kind of celebration card to share. This one was for a 50th birthday. You can easily switch out the 50, though, with an image or words for any occasion.

I started with a pre-printed card base from a pack of cards at Michael’s. It already has the hexagon pattern in gold! I just added a few die cuts… the black hexagon, gold numbers, and the black celebrate (layered onto a white strip). So easy!

Happy New Year!

merry and bright

Just popping in with one last Christmas card (I think lol). I don’t know if this style has a name but I made another card which has an open middle in the card front with the image panel bridging the top and bottom sections. I prepared this card for an event we had in the beginning of November. Each lady that attended was able to make this card as they got to my place at the tables.

I used the SU! Watts of Occasions stamp set and the Darice Light Bulb embossing folder (which matches perfectly!).

I colored the yellow bulb with a marker but stamped the green one onto a separate piece of green cardstock, cut out the tree, and layered it on top.

Happy New Year’s Eve…Have a safe night!

stamps- SU! Watts of Occasions; paper- white, green, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- yellow marker, Darice Light Bulb embossing folder.

Christmas Circlet MTF

Good morning! Today I have another card that I made for the summer trade show. This one uses one of Art Impressions’ Circlets, 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF. When closed, you can peek through each fold to the images inside. What a sweet winter scene!

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base and scored in 3 5/8″ from each end.

Here’s the front of the card opened. It was die cut around the candy cane signpost.

The right side is die cut around the house and tree…

When fully opened, Santa appears!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Circles, Stickles.