Friday, June 27, 2014


have been waiting for this moment for a while! This is my first stamp release with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! My new stamp set is part of their June 2014 Release! I am so indebted to Korin at SnSS for her willingness to work with me to get my clear stamp designs into your hands!

Now, here it is.....

Birthday Word Art! This is a 6 x 8-inch set with 13 large sentiments! This stamp set is my baby! I really love word art and typography, and I hope you all love it, too! 

Plus, it is so EASY to find the stamps! Simply visit the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps online store, click on the Clear Stamps tab, click on "By Designer" from the drop-down list, and then click on "Gloria Stengel." Any stamps or dies that I have designed will pop up! (This feature is not yet operational.)

Looky! I get giddy every time I see this! Yay me! I know, it is the little things for me. {grin} 

SnSS sent me my "designer's sample" set of stamps and I got busy playing with them. Let me tell you, these guys stamp up BEAUTIFULLY!

I love combining feminine and masculine elements, so I paired this curly font with some typewriter text to create this sentiment. It is perfect for a "romantic" birthday card. I stamped with black dye ink onto off-white cardstock. Yum!

I created a layered 5 x 5-inch card with some flowers and lacy die cut shapes. I did not have any blue flowers to match the paper, so I sprayed a few cream flowers with mists. They are not the correct shade, but let's roll with it!

This card is quite lumpy and will need to be mailed in a box or padded envelope. I love it when the card is part of the gift!

Here is the inside. Super lumpy! I created a few extra sentiments in the curly font so that you could mix and match. I added a gift card holder to the inside of the card, and more flowers. The inside could be a card front! 

I wanted to create a stamp set that was very versatile. Here is a more masculine card that I made. This card is also a nod to my very dear friend Sandy...who is rarely on time for anything. {wink}

What a great way to send a belated birthday card! There is no hiding the fact that your card is late...but how amazing to get this card in the mail!

I found some twill ribbon and a wood button in my stash to make the perfect manly accents. Now bows or flowers here!

This card is not too lumpy. It still has a lot of dimension to it, but honestly, people are worth a bit of expense and fuss on their birthdays, right?!

And for the inside! I love this silly phrase. I had to include it in my stamp set! 

I think this stamp set is also good for making cards for teens and younger children. (Wait until you see what some of the SnSS design team created!)

I added the number strip stamp thinking that you could get a lot of use out of it for birthdays, and for other mixed media projects. I will share some fun uses of that particular stamp another time. Bottom line...I love the number strip!

I stamped directly onto printed paper with brown dye ink. Look at how great the image stamped! Woot!

 And a peeky at the inside. I created a few of these general sayings in a larger size than you normally see them. I wanted you to be able to use them for the front or the inside of your cards. A few if the stamps also fit into a circle punch or die, so you can use them for gift tags!

I hope you have time to see what the SnSS design team has done with the stamps. Also, make sure to see what other stamps and dies are in the NEW release! 

Hang on, before you go...

~One random commenter from one of the SnSS 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 3rd at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 4th!

~ The Release Challenge this week is: "Anything Goes!"  You have until Thursday, July 3rd 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 4th. 

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps/Gloria Stengel Designs Birthday Word Art
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Faded Jeans
Ink Spray: Tattered Angels Moonlight; Ranger Color Wash Denim
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural, Saphire Blue, Blueberry, Cocoa
Designer paper: Authentique Suave, Genuine, Original; Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport, Come Away With Me
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Four, Gold Labels Four, Labels Ten, Antique Frames and Accents; My Favorite Things Gift Card Pocket Horizontal, Fishtail Flag Stax; Stampin' Up Framelits Chalk Talk; Papertrey Ink Notched Star Banner Die
Ribbon and twine: Karen Foster Scrapper's Spools Tawny; Really Reasonable Ribbon Divine Twine Brown, Natural, Chevron Striped Twill Champagne 
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves: Prima
Button: Maya Road
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Glue Dots; Scor-tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares


  1. Congrats Gloria! So exciting. What a wonderful stamp set.

  2. Congratulations to you, Gloria! Love, love, love this collection of sentiments! Way to go, GF!!

  3. Wow!! Huge congratulations to you, Gloria! Your stamps are fantastic and your cards are great! :o)

  4. Congratulations on your stamp set release! It looks like a fun and versatile set! I have to laugh at the belated verse...I do tend to run late with my cards :-)

  5. Congrats Gloria on your new stamp set! I love it and can't wait to get it. The cards you created with the set are beautiful!

  6. LOVE your new stamps! The belated stamp ROCKS! MUST get this set!

  7. Congratulations Gloria! Your stamps set is wonderful! I just love all the different fonts and the cute saying about late birthdays. So sweet!! Your cards are all beautiful as well.

  8. WooHooo!! My Friend! Congrats! I love all your cards with the set!

  9. Bravo, Gloria!!! Gorgeous stamps and your stunning sample cards want to make us all rush right out and buy them!

  10. Gloria sincerely this is the best birthday stamp set I've seen lately! The fonts look so nice and the sentiments cover every kind of birthday card one could wish for. Your cards look amazing too. GREAT job!

  11. Great choice of papers on all your wonderful cards.

  12. Such beautiful cards showing how to use your new stamp set! I love the set and your cards are gorgeous!

  13. Beautiful cards Gloria. Love the set with it's different style words. Just perfect.

  14. These are all fabulous! Great layouts and pattern paper choices!

  15. Fabulous set, Gloria!! So happy for you, what a thrill!! Congratulations, my friend!!!!!!!!

  16. Fabulous set, Gloria!! So happy for you, what a thrill!! Congratulations, my friend!!!!!!!!

  17. Oh Gloria, I love your new "baby"! The samples you made using these new stamps are fantastic~ Congratulations!

  18. Gorgeous cards, Gloria! Love this versatile set…congratulations on your first release and for partnering with SNSS!

  19. Congrats on your stamp set release Gloria - nice job! Your cards are totally great and I love the flowers and the sentiment on the first creations very much - thanks for the hop!

  20. Gorgeous cards!!! Love this stamp set and congratulations on your release! So happy I have the privilege of making cards with your designs.

  21. Love them all, Congrats, such wonderful cards to show them off too!

  22. Woohoo--many congrats to you on this honor, Gloria! Love the bold greetings in your set, and your cards feature the different stamps well.

  23. These stamps are so gorgeous, Gloria! I hope they printed a bunch, because I predict they will be very popular! The fonts are wonderful and the sentiments are not "the usual". Well done!

  24. Anonymous8:31 AM

    I love the muted tones on the cards. they are so very elegant and rich looking. The inside sentiment is great too.
    thanks for sharing such beautiful cards.

  25. congrats on the stampset and nice showcasing!! love all the layers

  26. Very lovely cards! A wonderful job designing these.

  27. Finally, I got to see the stamps for real! I love them, Gloria! Can't wait to get them.

  28. huge congrats my friend :) so glad you came out with clear stamps!! beautiful cards!!