Category Archives: Christmas

born this day

Welcome to day 4 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy September feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring Korin’s precious new Born This Day stamp set and coordinating dies.  Don’t you love this little manger scene?

Here’s the full set…

..and matching dies!

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

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!  We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- SNSS Born This Day; paper- SU! Crushed Curry and Midnight Muse, white, Tina Wenke- Winter Collection; ink- SU! Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Midnight Muse, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Circle & Star Circle Nestabilities, tracing wheel.

mod ornaments

Welcome to day 3 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy September feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring Korin’s fun new Mod Ornaments set which coordinates with our current Ornament Dies.  Here’s my card:

And here’s the full set…

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

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!  We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- SNSS Mod Ornaments; paper- SU! Early Espresso, Echo Park- Wintertime; ink- SU! Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso; accessories- SNSS Vintage Ornaments dies, Stickles, rhinestones.

magic of Christmas

Welcome to day 2 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy September feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring Korin’s sweet new Magic of Christmas stamp set.  The tree in this set is not only cute…it makes a very quick & easy image for your cards!

I used an old technique called Poppin’ Pastels to stamp and color the tree.  I stamped it onto patterned paper, applied the chalks, and then the sentiment was stamped overtop.  Here’s a closer view.

And here’s the full set…

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

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!  We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- SNSS Magic of Christmas; paper- brown, SU! Artichoke, KaiserCraft December 25th; ink- Versamark, Versafine Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- pastels, tracing wheel, rhinestones, button, thread.

 

seasonal wreaths

Welcome to day 1 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy September feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring Korin’s new Seasonal Wreaths stamp set and coordinating dies!  There’s a wreath for every season in this set.  I have 2 cards to share today using two of the wreaths to make a Christmas card and an Easter card.  Yes, I said Easter…lol.  What can I say…I really wanted to do one in pinks and purples!  ;0)

For the Christmas wreath, I made my cardfront to look like a door.

The background and each layer were stamped with the woodgrain image from Grunge Borders.  I saved the measurements that I used for the panels, so here’s a pic in case you would like to make one too.  The card base is A2 size.

The Easter wreath was simply colored and popped up.

And here’s the full set…

And matching dies!

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

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner! We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, September 13th. The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us! Enjoy the hop!

Christmas card: stamps- SNSS Seasonal Wreaths and Grunge Borders; paper- SU! Crumb Cake; ink- SU! Crumb Cake; accessories- Copics, Stickles, brad.

Easter card: stamps- SNSS Seasonal Wreaths; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pixie Pink; accessories- Copics, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles, foam tape, adhesive pearls.

 

an ornament card

It’s time for another Sweet ‘n Sassy Release and this month Korin has an awesome lineup of 6 stamp sets plus some dies to get you started on your holiday card-making and gift-giving projects!

I am hosting our first challenge today…Use Blue, White & one other main color (player’s choice)….go check it out.  For my sample, I’ve  used some images from the new Christmas Silhouettes set.  I also used my Ornament Card Template which is available here.

The fold on this card is at the top.  Here’s a pic when opened.

This could also be hung for decoration and it fits nicely in an A2 envelope.

Check out all the new releases and join in the challenges to win.  :0)  And be sure to check back…the blog hops start tomorrow with more chances to win!

stamps- Christmas Silhouettes; paper- Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, silver; ink- Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse; accessories- Stickles, silver cord, SNSS ornament template.

little drummer boy

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only 4 months away.  I know I said it before, but I’m sooo glad I got a head start on my Christmas cards again this year!  If you want to work ahead too, it’s never too late to start.  I usually play along with the Dirty Dozen & Alumni challenges but my card doesn’t quite fit the theme this month.  It does, however, fit the theme for the August SCS Christmas card challenge.  Either way, I’m happy to have a few more done!

When I saw this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy set, God Is, it reminded me of The Little Drummer Boy…perfect for a Christmas card!  I simply printed the words from my computer and stamped the boy above.

I used a tracing wheel around the main image and also on the Crumb Cake cardstock.  It’s hard to see, so here’s a close up.

It’s very subtle, but adds a little extra touch.

Hope your weekend is great!  Today is my husband and I’s anniversary.  :)

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- God Is; paper- white, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake; ink- Raspberry Ripple; accessories- Labels 8 Nestabilities, seam binding, tracing wheel, Stickles.

Christmas in July- new dies!

Hello friends and welcome to our Christmas in July die release and blog hop! Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has two fabulous new dies to share with you that coordinate with two of their already popular Christmas stamp sets from last year—Poinsettia & Vintage Ornaments.
Join us today as we share samples featuring these two sets with their matching dies and enter for a chance to win them!

Here’s two cards I made with the fabulous new dies.  The first uses one of the beautiful ornament dies.  The second card has the poinsettia die, along with another ornament die.

These will be great to get a jumpstart on your holiday cards!


Now that you’ve seen the new dies, check out what our DT did with them…thumbnail pics for the hop are on the SNSS blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we’re giving away each new die set! (2 winners-1 die each)

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, July 31st. The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Tuesday, August 6th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

ornament card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Ornaments; paper- white, Soft Sky, SU! Wintergreen dsp; ink- SU! Artichoke; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Ornaments dies, ribbon, baker’s twine (colored with Copic marker), dimensionals, gemstone.

poinsettia card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettias; paper- white, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Regal Rose; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettia and Ornaments dies, ribbon, lace, dimensionals, Copics, Stickles, adhesive pearls, glue dot.

Christmas JOY

It’s time again for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!

This month it’s Anna’s turn and her challenge is… Christmas in July”. Perfect!  I got my monthly Christmas cards done along with the Challenge Chicks Challenge!  😉  This month, Stacy’s challenge is all about JOY.

I had the Sizzix Movers and Shapers JOY die but I wanted to use it alone, without one of the large dies that it’s supposed to go inside.  So I experimented a bit with shims and plates on my Cuttlebug and found a sandwich that worked just fine.  All machines may be slightly different, but here’s what worked for me:  B plate/cardstock/movers & shapers die/B plate/B plate/cereal box shim/cereal box shim.

After die cutting the word JOY, I found a Spellbinders die to cut a frame around it.  I used the Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  Then I hand cut a piece of red cardstock in an oval shape using the embossed, dotted line on the frame as a template.  The white diecut was popped up onto the red layer underneath with foam tape.

Now come play along and show us your Christmas projects on our Facebook page! And use the keyword CHXJULY13 if you upload to the SCS gallery.  Be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

And if you incorporate JOY, be sure to also use the keyword for the Dirty Dozen Christmas Card challenge!

paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Sizzix Joy Movers and Shapers die, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, SU! ribbon, foam tape, Sizzix Holly Swirls embossing folder, Prima flowers, glue dots, Stickles.

my June Christmas cards

Yay!  I finished my monthly Christmas cards and it’s not even the end of the month yet!  lol.  This month Stacy’s challenge is to be inspired by a song…you can read the details here.

I have a few reindeer stamps but I remembered a reindeer punch that was in my stash.  So here’s what I came up with.  I pulled out some gold cardstock to make them shimmer.

Some Stickles was added to the noses and the reindeer were popped on dimensionals.  I used Anna’s trick again with the tracing wheel on the gold scalloped square.  I’ve been doing that a lot lately.

Be sure to pop in next week… Scor-Pal will be hopping with Heartfelt Creations!!  AND…..you won’t want to miss a special blog hop/release by Sweet ‘n Sassy on Friday!  It’s to DIE for!  😉

stamps- SU! Warm Words; paper- gold, SU! Cherry Cobbler; ink- Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- dimensionals, tracing wheel, EK Success reindeer punch, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Squares, SU! ribbon and oval punches, Scor-Tape, Stickles.

 

old fashioned Christmas

Once again, I’m getting my monthly Christmas cards done just in time but at least they are done, right?

This month Stacy challenged us to make some masculine cards so I used some masculine colors and kept them clean & simple.

This Sweet ‘n Sassy silhouette image from Old Fashioned Christmas is one of my faves and I was anxious to use it.  I also lightly stamped the Music Background over it.

Then I stamped the inside to match.

If you haven’t started on your 2013 Christmas cards yet, it’s never too late to join us.  If you are a SCS Fan Club member, come play along!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Old Fashioned Christmas and Music Background; paper- white, Midnight Muse, Soft Sky; ink- SU! Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Raspberry Ripple; accessories- Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripe, EK Success snowflake punch, Stickles.