quick & easy ornament tags

Hello!  It’s a relaxing Saturday with beautiful weather today!  I am catching up and getting things checked off my mental to-do list.  Cleaning, rearranging a cupboard, canning some yummies… feels great!  I just took a break and pulled out some Sweet ‘n Sassy goodies and made a few quick & easy tags for Christmas (it will be here before you know it!!).

Yesterday, Sweet ‘n Sassy featured a few of the new Christmas items that were released this month.  Here I used the Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set, along with the Celebrate the Savior and Christmas Tag Sentiments Clear Stamp Sets.

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These are super easy and go together in NO time.  I just added another diecut tag to the back (folded and glued at the top) with “to” and “from” stamped inside.

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Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Celebrate the Savior and Christmas Tag Sentiments; paper- white, red, black; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set.

Ai Place Card Pals

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Cards to DIE For (Use 2+ Dies)”…and we are featuring several NEW Ai products…2 Place Card Pals sets of dies, 1 Mini TryFold set (includes dies), and a sweet little set of Snowflake Dies!

For today, I made two very different Place Card Pals.  I used both the Cat & Owl Placecard Set (4805) AND the Christmas Placecard Set (4806) on each of them.

First, I started with the Cat & Owl set and rounded the ears a bit by hand. A red nose (owl eye) and some antlers (owl foot) turned him into a cutesy Rudolf.

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Then I switched thoughts from Christmas and used the Christmas set of dies to create a duck.  How cute would these be at a baby shower?  Instead of a nametag here, I added a sentiment from the Bunny & Ducky Mini Set (4404) .  I used the holly leaf for his tuft of hair, the paw die for his beak, and the mustache was cut in half for his wings.

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Keep checking the Ai blog because there are unlimited possibilities with these dies and I’m sure the DT will be sharing some great ideas!!

Now it’s your turn to make a card with 2 or more dies and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

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stamps- Art Impressions Cat & Owl Placecard Set (4805), Christmas Placecard Set (4806), and Bunny & Ducky Mini Set (4404); paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango; ink- Distress Vintage Photo, Versafine Black; accessories- brown, black, and white pen.

let us adore Him

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using a NEW Mini TryFold set (which includes dies!).  Here I used the Nativity Mini TryFold (4809) .

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The Ai Mini TryFold sets are soooo adorable the way you diecut each panel to peek through to the inside!  This manger scene is no exception…so sweet!  I stamped and cut out an extra sheep from the middle image to place on the front.

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When the front panel is open, you see the sheep looking on…

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When both sides are opened, the inside reveals baby Jesus…

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Nativity Mini TryFold (4809); paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Rectangles & Squares, Stickles, foam tape, rhinestones.

holiday hugs

Just popping in quick with a card from my Holiday Hugs stamp set.  I used the prim snow angel to get a few holiday cards done.

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I added some Stickles and it didn’t show in the first pic…

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Thanks for lookin’!  :)

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Holiday Hugs; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Love Nicole- season’s greetings; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa; accessories- Copics, paper doily, SNSS Scallop Border dies, Stickles, button, crochet thread.

peace & joy

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring two new stamp sets of mine that were released this month.  Here I used my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set on this mostly monochromatic card.  Check back tomorrow for a card I made with my other new set… Holiday Hugs.

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I mainly stayed in the blues with just a touch of yellow and gray.  The candles were cut out by hand and layered over a paper doily with some bits of ribbon and twine to accent.

The design team has been creating some fantastic samples with both of my new sets…check them out on the blog!

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettias & Candles; paper- white, unknown blue; ink- Versafine, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, baker’s twine, paper doily.

time to dress up the dog

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using one of Ai’s NEW Halloween clear sets.  Here I used Howl-oween Set (4785) .

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Dogs are so cute dressed up for Halloween, aren’t they?  Poor guy…lol.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Howl-oween Set (4785); paper- white, black, KI Memories and K&Company papers; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, foam dots.

scripture tree

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring two new stamp sets that were released this month.  Here I used Scripture Tree.

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This set is great for making quick & easy cards which is especially nice at Christmas time when you are working on quite a few!  I used an old technique and stamped my image with Versamark ink.  Then I used sponge daubers to apply pastels (chalks) and make the image pop with color.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scripture Tree; paper- white, brown, Kaisercraft December 25th; ink- Versafine, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Gumball Green; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, SU! pastels (chalks).

old barn

Hello friends!

The current Ai Challenge is “Watercolor Stamping” (use all water-based inks)…and we are featuring 2 NEW Watercolor Mini sets!  Here I used the Old Barn Set (4807) plus a few images from the Flowers Set (4052) and Foliage Set (4051) .

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I am still working on my watercoloring, as you can see! lol.  But these are fun to work with and a nice change of pace from the alcohol based markers that I usually use.

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Now it’s your turn to make a card or project with water-based inks and join us in the new Ai Challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Old Barn Set (4807), Flowers Set (4052) and Foliage Set (4051); paper- white, brown, watercolor, Mohawk Via Marigold 80# Felt Cover; ink- SU! Soft Suede, Really Rust, Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry, Close To Cocoa, Gumball Green, Always Artichoke; accessories- SU! Hello You Thinlits dies.

hello gardener

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of my all-time favorite Ai sets…His & Hers Gardeners (SC0650) .  In fact, this was the first set I used when I joined the Ai design team…you can see my first card here.  What a fun memory!

This set, along with several others, was exclusive to the Michael’s stores but if you don’t have a local Michael’s, you are in luck!  These sets can now be ordered through the Ai website!  yay! Click here!

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My images were colored with Copics and cut out by hand, then added to a diecut card base.  I knew I wanted to use that cute bee so I went with black & yellow!

I love this gal!  Here’s a close up…

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And the cute bee and flowers… (I dotted over the “trail” with a white pen).

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps-His & Hers Gardeners (SC0650) ; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Studio G paper scrap; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Scallop Card w/ Banners & Greetings Drop-Ins, Sharpie white extra fine water based paint pen, rhinestones.

receive Him

Good morning!

On Friday, Sweet ‘n Sassy featured a few of the new Christmas stamp sets that were released this month.  Here I used Receive the Savior.

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I sponged some blue on the card base and layered my image and banner.  The cut out portion of the image and the banner are raised with foam tape.

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Such a sweet image!

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Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Receive the Savior; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Chipped Sapphire; accessories- Copics, foam tape, baker’s twine, Stickles.

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