Noel

Hello! Halloween is only a day away but today I am sharing my last two Christmas cards using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4.

The first card is CAS with some ink sponging on the background. Some snowflakes were stamped in black and others with blue ink.

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I stamped the tree line monochromatic on the second card and the deer were stamped over a scrap of plaid from Texture Tiles 4 which was left over from another project. Love those deer!

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Real Red and Crumb Cake; accessories- Stickles, Martha Stewart Holly Leaf punch, twine.

coffee…then all the things

Hello! Today I have two more cards to share using the coffee themed Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. This great set is called Jesus & Coffee.

Here are two CAS encouragement cards to let someone know you are 100% behind them…and coffee will help too! My first card simply has a strip of washi tape across the top and the cup is popped up on dimensionals. I colored the cup black and added some dots with a white pen.

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My second card also uses the Sunshine Girl Alpha to help create the sentiment. This cup was paper pieced.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Jesus & Coffee and Sunshine Girl Alpha; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party and Soft Sky, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sharpie white paint pen, corner rounder, foam dimensionals.

love coffee?

Good morning! Do you love coffee? I actually don’t drink it but I do like to make coffee themed cards. They are great to have on hand when you want to add a gift certificate to your local coffee and donut shop!

Today I have two cards to share using some coffee themed Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release and I will share two more on Monday. Here I used Jesus & Coffee.

On this first card I also used a plaid stamp from Texture Tiles 4, the October Stamp of the Month, to create a patterned To-Go cup in a fun Santa style. Part of the sentiment is from All Wrapped Up and a matching embossing folder was used for the background.

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For my second card, I also used the Sunshine Girl Alpha to create the sentiment. Here I paper pieced the middle band on the cup and used an edge die for an interesting background panel.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Jesus & CoffeeAll Wrapped Up, Sunshine Girl Alpha, and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, red, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red and Pool Party; accessories- Copics, circle punch & die, Sizzix On The Go embossing folder, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Scalloped Basic Edges, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, adhesive pearls.

thrill of hope

Happy Saturday! The SNSS teams are working ahead for Christmas and today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4.

For my first card, I stamped the images in black and then used black ink again with a plaid from Texture Tiles 4 to create the background.

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The images on my second card were stamped with navy ink. I first stamped some green and blue plaids and cut them to sizes that would piece together nicely.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, black, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Certainly Celery; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim; accessories- foam dimensionals, gemstones, Stickles, linen thread, circle punches.

all wrapped up

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the October Release. Here I used All Wrapped Up.

On my first card, I did some simple masking to stamp the presents…then colored with Copics. The tiny snowflakes on the last present are from Thrill of Hope.

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The plaids are so popular now…even in wrapping paper! Here I stamped a plaid from the October Stamp of The Month set, Texture Tiles 4, and used it for my background. I also used a small piece to stamp the present on. The present was stamped a second time on white cardstock and just the ribbon was colored, cut out, and layered on top.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy All Wrapped Up, Thrill of Hope and Texture Tiles 4; paper- white, black, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery; accessories- Copics, ribbon, gemstones, Stickles, 1 3/4″ punch.

Christmas Word Art

Good morning! Today I am sharing my last 2 card samples using stamps from the Sweet ‘n Sassy September Release. Here I used Christmas Word Art.

I randomly sponged a background over a stencil for the first card, then added a few stars. The main panel also has a sponged background with a few swipes of a damp cloth over the blue stamped words. Then I stamped a few of the words in green and cut them out to adhere on top of the blue. You can’t see the few dots of sparkle added to this!

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I stamped the deer head and snowflakes using my MISTI on this one. The words were stamped in black and then water-colored over with blue & green.

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Korin has a knack for putting the word art together! I will definitely be using this set for some Christmas cards this year!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Word Art; paper- white, navy, SU! Pear Pizzazz, DCWV dots, stripes & plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery, Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Island Indigo; accessories- TCW Mini Quatrefoil Reversed stencil, stickles, Spellbinders Labels Eleven, foam tape, gemstones.

all roads lead home

Hello! I have a fun card to share today with another one of the new sets from the Sweet ‘n Sassy September Release. Here I used Home For The Holidays. I love the image of the door with the stones around it!

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I decided that I wanted to be able to peek through the door and see the tree inside so I carefully cut the panes out with an exacto knife and placed some clear acetate on the inside of the door to resemble glass. I also cut the center from the wreath image and “hung” it on the door.

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I stamped and colored my door image and then stamped it again onto my card front. The entire door was cut from the card base and then I just cut part of the way around it on my image panel so the door remained attached and could be opened. I used the white door that was cut out to use as a pattern for the acetate that was attached inside the door that opens.

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The tree was adhered inside so it lined up behind the door.

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Here’s the inside with a greeting and a few presents.

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And here’s one more card with this set… with the truck and sweet pup!

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Home For The Holidays; paper- white, black, scrap dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics. craft knife, cutting mat, acetate, MFT Cross Stitch Circles.

pumpkin spice latte

Hey… It’s FALL, y’all!  I have an extra fun card to share today for Simon Says Stamp’s 2018 STAMPtember® releases! You may have noticed that I stepped down from the Art Impressions team to focus on some home improvements and a few other things. But I am happy to occasionally continue guest designing for Ai! I love their stamps and you will love this special set designed for SSS’s Stamptember!

Are you a lover of all things fall and pumpkin spice? This set is for you!

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These two gals from Ai- SSE18 Pumpkin Spice are so cute sitting on the pumpkins…I just had to paper piece some of their clothing in autumn prints!

Be sure to check out all of the SSS’s Stamptember releases!

stamps- Art Impressions SSE18 Pumpkin Spice; paper- white, Echo Park the story of fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges, Spellbinders Labels 10, gemstones.

put on the full armor

Hello! I am just popping in quick with a few projects to share using some new stamps from the Sweet ‘n Sassy September Release. Here I used Armor of God and Winter Birds.

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I stamped the helmet and shield for a background on my first card, then chose some of the words to put my sentiment together.

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I tried a different sentiment on my second card and added a bird from Winter Birds, a piece of paper doily, and some gemstones.

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My last project was a simple bookmark with some fibers that were deep in my closet for the top.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Armor of God and Winter Birds; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Island Indigo; ink- SU! Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Island Indigo; accessories- fibers, paper doily, rhinestones, Copics.

winter birds

Good morning! September is usually full of Christmas in the crafting community so everyone can get a jump start on their holiday projects. Today I have two cards to share using some new Christmas images from the Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps September Release.

Here I used Winter Birds to create 2 CAS cards. I started with a pear green base for both. On the first one, I overlapped three of the images in different shades of green. Then I added a silver cardstock circle and popped up the dove.

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On my second card, two of the leaves were stamped around the edges to frame the cardinal which was also popped up.

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Have you started on your holiday cards? I hope these give some inspiration!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Birds; paper- white, black, silver, SU! Pear Pizzazz; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Certainly Celery, and Tranquil Tide; accessories- Copics, Gina K. Wreath Builder, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Martha Stewart traditional scallop punch.