the greatest gift

I’m sharing another Christmas in July card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog today.  This card uses three new Christmas sets called Christmas Morn, Jesus is Born, and Christmas Innies.  They are wonderful sets for jump-starting your holiday card making.

A circle punch was used to create an opening in the card front in which the popped up sentiment shows through.  An additional sentiment was also stamped on the inside.

I hope this inspires you to get some Christmas cards ready.  Have a great Monday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Morn, Jesus is Born, and Christmas Innies; paper- SU! Gumball Green, black, vanilla, Bo Bunny ST. Nick Mistle Toe; ink- Gumball Green, Versafine Black; accessories- Sizzix Merry Christmas #2 embossing folder, circle punches, Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Edge punch, SU! Tag Topper punch.

Christmas in July

Hello, Sweet ‘n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to our July 2014 Release blog hop!  This month we are creating some Christmas in July cards.  Why not get a jump start on making your holiday cards for this year?  Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is releasing one image set and two sentiment sets that not only look great on the outside of the card, but are perfect for finishing up the inside too.

Here are two samples I made using the new Christmas sets.  On the first card I also used Vintage Postcard.

As always Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and another  Release Day Challenge for you!

~One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a 
$10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th!

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: “Christmas in July”  You have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 50 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $20 Gift Code, so invite your friends to play along!  The winner (or winners) will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th. 
(Guidelines for the challenge are listed below!)

Now, for the Release!

First up…Christmas Morn

  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 9 Sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4″ x 6″
  • The Christmas tree image measures approximately 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

Whether your style is Clean and Simple, Vintage, elegant or cutesy, you’ll love mixing and matching the images and sentiments in this stamp set to create perfect Christmas cards for your family and friends!

Next is Jesus is Born

  • Stamp set includes 15 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6″ x 4″
  • The “Joy to the World” sentiment measures approximately 1 1/4″ x 1 3/8″ 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

These 15 sentiments are perfect for proclaiming Jesus, the real reason for the season!

And FinallyChristmas Innies

  • Stamp set includes 6 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6″ x 4″
  • The longest sentiment measures approximately 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15

Do you have trouble finding just the right message for the inside of your cards?  This stamp set, like our other Innies stamp sets, will help you with the perfect sentiment for the inside of your Christmas cards this year!   AND, they are wonderful for the outside as well!

Don’t forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code.  Our challenge is “Christmas in July”  Just add your card to the gallery using the linky tool on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.  
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!)
 - You’ll have until Thursday, July 17th at midnight EST to enter

- We’ll draw 1 winner from this week’s challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store!  

If there are 50 participants, (not including the DT), we’ll draw 2 winners!

- Please use code SNSJULYRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, July 18th to see if you’ve won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

card 1: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Morn and Vintage Postcard; paper- Wild Wasabi, Vanilla; ink- Wild Wasabi, Raspberry Ripple, Baked Brown Sugar, Versafine Black; accessories- SU! Decorative Label punch, foam dots, rhinestone.

card 2: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Morn; paper- Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Vanilla; ink- Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Versafine Black; accessories- circle punches, tracing wheel, rhinestone.

go around me

Hi!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I have a card I made at the end of school for the teacher I worked with who retired.  I love the Art Impression Golden Oldies! 

This image is called Jean and the sentiment is I’m Retired.  Here’s a close up..

She was a bunch of fun to color!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions Golden Oldies- Jean and I’m Retired; paper- white, brown, SU! Baja Breeze, MME- Stella & Rose- Mabel; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, tracing wheel, lace crochet ribbon, adhesive pearls, Stickles.

bone appetit!

Hello friends!  It’s time 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 Anna’s turn and her challenge is “Halloween”…Make a card/project with a Halloween theme! 

I LOVE shaped cards and I love to make my own patterns but I haven’t had much time for that lately… so it was super fun to sketch a bit and create this Cauldron Card!

The card fold is at the top, underneath the brew.  I added a few bubbles, some bones, and an eyeball….uh…yum? 

Here’s a template if you want to make one too.  :)   Click on the image and then right-click to save it to your computer.

Please join us and create a Halloween card… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXJUL14.  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- SU! Piece of Poison, Wicked Cool, and Monster Munchies; paper- white, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Cool Caribbean; ink- SU! Lucky Limeade, Distress Black Soot, Versafine Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes folder, foam dots, circle punches.

    kindred spirit

    I’m a bit late but here’s a card I made for Monday’s CAS Challenge…Sunsets! 

    I used Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Together Silhouettes and Landscape Silhouettes to create my card.  The SNSS silhouette stamps are beautiful and so easy to work with!

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Together Silhouettes and Landscape Silhouettes; paper- white; ink- SU! Midnight Muse, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Versafine Black; accessories- gemstones, foam tape.

    my country

    Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month you are invited to play along and make something in the Colors Of Your Country/Patriotic.  I had a background piece that I made with the Shaving Cream technique at a friend’s house and I decided to turn it into an Easel Card.

    As I made this card on Thursday, I was thinking of our neighbor who was a veteran and passed away the previous day. He watched our girls grow up and was very proud of them.  He will be sadly missed.  Many thanks to all our veterans and service men and women!

    stamps- SU! For Your Country; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Night of Navy; ink- SU! Real Red, Night of Navy; accessories- Scor-Pal, star dies, foam dots, shaving cream, tracing wheel.

    magical masking tape

    Today I have another card that was made many months ago and got a little lost in my files.  I used the Magical Masking Tape tutorial to make a few masculine birthday cards.

    I love the images in the SU! Wetlands stamp set and when combined with this technique, creating quick cards is a snap.  The color combo used here would also work well for other occasions, including a sympathy greeting. 

    Tomorrow is the first of July already!  yikes.  Stop back and check out the new Scor-Pal challenge.

    stamps- SU! Wetlands; paper- Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, vanilla; ink- Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso; accessories- twine, studs, painter’s tape, tracing wheel.

    sweet anniversary

    I have a few pics in my files that I never got around to sharing the past few months so this week I will attempt to dig them out!  Today’s card was made back in December for a friend on her special anniversary.  Since half a year has gone by, I guess it’s time that I posted it.  lol.

    I combined some SU! sets with a sentiment from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Celebrating Milestones.  Some metallic paper was used for the large banner. 

    Crystal Effects was applied to the brown ink on the strawberries for a nice chocolatey glaze.  Yum!

    stamps- SU! Oh So Sweet and Fresh Vintage, Sweet ‘n Sassy Celebrating Milestones; paper- white, Metallic Bronze; ink- Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- Crystal Effects, foam tape, 1″ circle punch, rhinestones.

    and many mower

    Why, oh why do I put off making masculine cards until the very moment I need them??  Anyone with me on that?  Note to self: work ahead & stockpile!  lol. 

    I needed a masculine birthday card yesterday and I wanted it to be humorous.  So I turned to this week’s sketch again and came up with this…

    inside: and many mower.   

    Did ya notice the grass was cut?  I used my old Martha Stewart fringe scissors to make the grass. 

    stamps- SU! And Many Mower; paper- SU! Artichoke, Manchester d.p.; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Circle Nestabilities, Copics, Fringe Scissors, twine.

    colorful Cocoa

    Here’s another bright and colorful card!  I played along with this week’s SCS Sketch and Ways To Use It challenges.  The WT challenge is to use crayons or a crayon image. 

    The Sweet ‘n Sassy Colorful Cocoa set was perfect for this!  And once again I used the American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray patterned papers.

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Colorful Cocoa; paper- white, SU! Peach Parfait, American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Circle Nestabilities, adhesive pearls.

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