Category Archives: Christmas

merry little Christmas

We (the Sweet ‘n Sassy DT) are in a holiday mood this month…it’s never too early to get your Christmas cards done!  Today I’m sharing these two cards on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  I started with some My Mind’s Eye papers from the Merry Little Christmas line and two stamp sets from this month’s release.  For my first card I also used Korin’s Mug Card Template.

I added one of the images from my Snowman Soup set and some Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

Next I used the Mod Ornaments and Ornaments dies to create this card.

I added several gemstones and some Stickles to the ornaments so this card shimmers as well.

Thanks for popping in and have a great Monday!

Mug card:  stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowman Soup; paper- Baja Breeze, white, Pear Pizzazz, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories- SNSS Mug Card Template, circle punch, Copics, Stickles, SU! Decorative Label punch, ribbon, foam tape, Cuttlebug Snow Dots embossing folder.

Ornaments card:  stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mod Ornaments; paper- Baja Breeze, black, white, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- ink- Versafine Spanish Moss, Crimson Red, and Black; accessories- SNSS Ornaments dies, rhinestones, pop dots, Stickles.

baking penguins

I’m back with another Sunday post as September guest designer for Inky Antics.  Today my project is a small gift jar with cookie mix inside using the Whisk Penguin image from the Baking Penguins clear set.

I created a tag and added a layer with the penguin.  He was colored with Copics  and I sponged a bit inside the diecut shape.  Here’s a close up.

His hat and shirt were popped up with dimensionals.

A strip of patterned paper was attached around the side of the lid.  Inside the jar I layered the ingredients from the recipe for the cookie mix that I found here.  I used M&M’s that I had on hand for this project.  The colors of the candy didn’t quite match my patterned papers so I added an additional strip of paper around the top of the jar to conceal the colored candy inside.  If you have candy to match your project, though, it is pretty to see that layer of candy at the top of the jar!

“Whisking” you a very happy Sunday.  Go say hello to Jackie on the Inky Antics blog and have a great week, friends!

stamps- Inky Antics Baking Penguins; paper- white, black, SU! Wintergreen; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party; accessories- Spellbinders Large & Small Deckled Rectangles, Copics, dimensionals, SU! Tag Corner punch, baker’s twine, rhinestones, 12 oz. jar and lid, cookie mix ingredients.

snowman soup

Welcome to day 6 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy September feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring my new Snowman Soup stamp set!  I’ve seen a few of the cards that the DT made and wow!  I can’t wait to hop and see the rest!  I was in a pink mood so my snowman card is a little girly.  ;0)

I hope you like him…errr…her!  Here’s a close up.

…and the full set!  I can’t wait to make some hot cocoa gifts this winter!

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 Snowman Soup; paper- SU! Raspberry Ripple and Regal Rose, white, My Mind’s Eye- Be Merry; ink- Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Stickles, Copics, Labels Nestabilities, tracing wheel, buttons.

Christmas silhouettes

Welcome to day 5 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy September feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring Korin’s beautiful new Christmas Silhouettes stamp set and coordinating dies.  This set is gorgeous!  I used the holly for the main image and also the background.

Here I stamped the holly branch directly onto a paper doily, then sponged ink around the edges.  A sentiment was then stamped repeatedly (second generation) over the main image.

And if you missed my ornament card from last week, here it is again.  You can find the details here.

The full set…

..and more 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 Christmas Silhouettes; paper- Artichoke, white; ink- Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- paper doily, adhesive pearls.

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.