Friday, September 12, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - September Release

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy friends! Welcome to the September 2014 Release! This release is a little different from those in the past as some of the items have already been released to Sweet Perks Club participants, but now, there are a few more Fall surprises we have to share with you! {This is a BIG post, so make sure you scroll down to see the project and the blog hop contest!}

And these bundles, previously released to the Sweet Perks Club, may now be purchased separately
 Autumn Mum Greetings Stamps and Dies

 Flowers in Bloom Stamps and Dies

 Forest Silhouettes Stamps and Dies

 Leaf Silhouettes Stamps and Dies

I am super excited about this release, because my stamp set, So Grateful is part of this September Release! I designed this "build your own sentiment" set to be used for Thanksgiving, but also for any event where you need a "thank you" message.

Here is a graphic of some of the ways you can use this set. You can combine the sentiments, and even change the ink color for each word in your sentiment! Here is a card I made using the So Grateful sentiment set.

I created a fall-themed card, using lots of printed papers and some lovely plaid ribbon.

I stamped the individual words with black ink to create a sentiment. You can used a stamping block with a grid to position your words, or you can stamp each word separately. It is pretty easy to get them to line up. But, be careful, as some of the words are small! I lost "you" and found it later, sticking to my pants! 

I also stamped the Falling Leaves background to create a piece of designer paper. I inked the stamp with various ink colors, and stamped it a few times to create the background. You can see a bit of it peeking out here at the top of the card.

This card has a lot of dimension, and it is so pretty with all the fall colors.

I hope you enjoy my newest stamp set, So Grateful. This is my second set to be produced by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! I am quite proud of it. The set includes 24 words, measures 4 x 4 inches and sells for $11. That's a pretty good deal. {grin}

I have a second card for you today. I used the Leaf Silhouettes Stamps and Dies. This bundle was part of the September Sweet Perks Club, but now each item can be purchased individually. The stamp was previously released, but the dies are BRAND NEW!

This card is in a more modern style. I layered some papers with a sheet of old book text, and added the bright, die cut leaves from the set.

Using matching stamps and dies is sort of new to me. I have been that one, lone  hold-out who insists on using the stamps "as is," or I have been hand cutting each image! But, I got with the program, and used the matching stamps and dies from Leaf Silhouettes Stamps and Dies! And how CUTE are they?!

I stamped all the leaf images, using different inks, onto cream cardstock. Then, I used the dies to cut them out...easy peasy! I stamped one of the sentiments directly onto the designer paper. Another thing I don't do very often because, if you mess up, you MESS UP! This turned out great on the first try!

I stamped another of the sentiments from this set on the inside of the card. Then, I stamped one of the leaves onto the book paper, and cut the leaf out with the matching die. It's so awesome!

It wouldn't be a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release without fun prizes and a blog hop, so here are the details!

One random commenter from one of the Design Teams blogs will be selected to win a 
$10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, September 18th, at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, September 19th! So zip on down and leave a comment!

Our Release Challenge this week is: Create a Fall-themed Card!  You have until Thursday, September 18th at midnight EST to enter. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 25 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $10 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, September 19th(Guidelines for the challenge are listed on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog!)

Just add your card to the gallery using the linky tool below. 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. Remember, you don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter, although we sure love when you do!

Please use code SNSSept2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries.

Thanks for joining us today!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Dies: 
So Grateful Stamps
Falling Leaves Stamps
Leaf Silhouettes Stamps and Dies

Cardstock: WorldWin Treasures Black, Kraft; Stampin' Up Very Vanilla
Designer paper: Graphic 45 French Country; Authentique Enchanted; Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor; book paper
Other dies: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold; Stampin' Up Really Rust, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Certainly Celery; Close to My Heart Orange, Goldrush, Citrus Leaf, Olive, Autumn Terracotta
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Doily: Wilton
Sequins: Craft Medley
Buttons: unknown
Cheesecloth: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Glue Dots


  1. What an awesome greeting set Gloria! Love the words and how you can make different greetings. Well done! Beautiful cards. Love the Fall colors and the great textures.

  2. Gorgeous inpsiration!!! Wonderful layers of papers, texture and Gloria, I love the greeting stamp set you designed! Perfect!
    the Fall leaves card is so beautiful!

  3. Love this greeting set and your fabulous use of layers and textures.

  4. Anonymous1:48 PM

    The cards are wonderful.
    I love the layering and the shabby look of the first card.
    the second is so pretty with the leaves and the embellished inside.
    thanks for sharing two great projects.

  5. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Love your cards.
    Beautiful job on the layering.

  6. These are both beautiful! That first one is especially stunning. All those fabulous fall papers . . . And the new sentiment set is awesome. I love mix and match. And I totally know what you mean about losing the small pieces.

  7. Wonderful! LOVE the warm, rustic look of the first card! The gingham bow and button are the perfect accent! Pretty leaf bundle on the second card! Love the sentiment!

  8. Lovely cards and great release!

  9. Hi Gloria, I love your style and new releases! Now you've inspired me to a new height with the Fall colors and themes. Sweet & Sassy are smart people to have you on board now!

  10. OH my goodness Gloria, I knew your first card was great when I saw it on FB, but close-up, it's even more stunning and just absolutely incredible!!! I adore the YUMMY textures and prints--you are SO amazing at combining these different elements to coordinate so beautifully together!! The tea-stained doily is something I MUST try and I also have to go out and get some cheesecloth today, thanks to you hehe! You are so inspiring my friend! I also adore your second card equally, although it's a very different design, which I one of the things I love about you. Your style is limitless! :)

  11. So cute! I love the So Grateful stamp set!

  12. Lovely fall cards. I like the story of finding the lost stamp on your pants.

  13. Gloria, this is a really beautiful card. I love the layers of texture you created with your crumpled "designer paper," cheesecloth, and a doily. So scrumptious! The fonts on your new set are divine. I just love them!

  14. Love your new stamp set, Gloria; the fonts are outstanding! Beautiful cards as well! You are clearly a master at using pattern. So glad you tried the more contemporary style card and used the dies; it is so cute!