Friday, November 14, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November Release

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy friends! Welcome to the November 2014 Release! November is SNSS' birthday month, which means some NEW birthday goodies! We have new stamps and dies for all your holiday needs! Check out the full release below! Keep scrolling to see my projects!
I have three cards to share, using the new release items that I got to play with. I had fun trying some new techniques, so I hope you enjoy looking! {well, new techniques to me, anyway}

For this card, I used a lot of vintage-look paper. The paper is sort of vintage in actual age, too! I really had to look deep into my paper stash to find papers that had both pink and red in the scheme! I used images from the Baked For You set. To create the sentiment, I stamped "for you" and then I masked the cherry image and stamped just the stem to form a comma! Then I stamped "cupcake." Tricky, right?!

I stamped the cupcake from the Baked For You set once on cardstock and once on printed paper. I stamped the cherry once onto cardstock. I colored everything, then I cut the cupcake from the printed paper and then removed the top. I also cut out the cherry. (See here to purchase the Baked For You dies.) I reassembled the cupcake, and then added Frosted Lace Stickles to the frosting and Glossy Accents to the cherry. I cut the main image with a circle die. 

 For the inside, I stamped an image from the Birthday Word Art set.

You cannot have too many birthday cards, so I made a second one. I tried a technique that I have never done before! I created a shaker card!

I used the Stars dies to cut stars randomly from printed paper. (I trimmed the paper to fit a card front BEFORE die cutting the stars.) I used double-stick tape to attach a piece of clear film to the back of the printed paper. Then, I placed a thin strip of foam tape on top of the film, around the back of the printed paper, close to the edge. I dumped some sequins onto the card front and carefully attached the printed paper/clear film layer to the card. And you have a shaker! 

I used the Birthday Word Die to trim the word from pink, sparkly cardstock. I edged the die cut shape with darker pink ink. I also added orange Stickles to the candle to represent flame. I attach the die cut word to the card front with foam tape.

I stamped a sentiment from the Companion Words stamp set onto cream sparkly cardstock with silver ink. I trimmed the sentiment into a banner shape and attached it to the card front with foam tape.

I had fun making my very fist shaker card!

And my last card for today...

I created a scene using the Bare Tree Die, plus the birds cut with the Forest Silhouettes die set. This is a technique that I don't do very often - create scenes. I think it turned out cute!

I stamped a sentiment from the Precious Poppies stamp set and trimmed it out with a tag shape from the Mini Tags die set. I also created custom paper by stamping the Scripture from the Scripture and Sentiment Companion stamp set over and over on the printed paper.

The Scripture is very subtle, but here is a close up of what it looks like. I was thinking about how, we as Christians are told to "hide the Word of God in our heart." And also about subliminal messages. So here is your subliminal message from God. {smile} Psalm 67:1 - God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us

For the inside, I used the companion stamp. I love this set. It is so uplifting!

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 Team blogs will be selected to win a 
$10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, November 20th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, November 21st! So zip on down and leave a comment!

Our Release Challenge this week is Create a Wintery Birthday Card!  You have until Thursday, November 20th 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, November 21st(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 SNSNOV2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries.

Thanks for joining us today!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Dies: 
Baked For You stamps and dies
Scripture and Sentiment Companion stamp set
Bare Tree die
Birthday Word Art stamp set
Stars dies
Precious Poppies stamp set 
Mini Tags dies

Other products:Cardstock: WorldWin Treasures Black, Smooth Natural, Cocoa, Petallics Pink, Ice; various cardstock scraps
Designer paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop, Fly a Kite, Modern Homemaker, Sidewalks; Graphic 45 Mother Goose, It's Raining Cats and Dogs
Other dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Small, Ribbon Banners
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa, Delicata Silvery Shimmer; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo; Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Cupid, Rosebud
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Ruby Red double-faced satin, Root Beer grosgrain
Glitter glue: Stickles Frosted Lace; Hampton Art Studio G orange
Sequins: Craft Medley
Clear film: Grafix
Tools: Zutter Bow-It-All
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, foam tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Beacon Fabri-tac; Ranger Glossy Accents; Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue


  1. Really like your shaker card!

  2. What beautiful cards!! The autumn card, and the way you stamped the words on top of the patterned paper is perfect! Beautiful work!

  3. Love the layout and papers on the cupcake card! The shaker card is fun--I am going to have to try that! And the present looking card with that tree--fun, fun! Thanks for sharing!

  4. All of your cards are lovely. You have such a distinct design flair, I could spot your cards from miles away. That shaker card is really lovely!

  5. Lovely cards, Gloria! The birthday shaker card ROCKS!

  6. Gloria, I so love the way you combine patterned papers, the combo on the cupcake card uses some of my favourite papers ever! Your birthday shaker card is amazing and the use of the tiny birds with the tree - just perfect, that inspires me to make a card with them - thank you!

  7. I really like all your cards but the plaid one is my favorite. The Scripture stamped on the paper is such a great touch and your scene is great!

  8. love your shaker card.. awesome... beautiful cards!!
    Moxie Craftie

  9. Gloria, I just love that little cupcake card! The shaker card is really cool, too. And I love the way you stamped over the fishtail banner on the third card. Great paper choices!

  10. Wonderful cards Gloria. Love the sweet cupcake with the touch of sparkle... the shaker card is amazing. The DP is so pretty with the bare tree.

  11. Fabulous techniques, beautiful paper combinations, and wonderful creativity used on all three gorgeous card creations, Gloria! Love the frosty cupcake…yummy, the WOW shaker card, and the little scene with the tree die! Thanks so much for sharing the versatility of the stamps and dies being released this month! Hugs!

  12. Great choice of papers on all and I like the star shakers.

  13. All of these cards are so sweet, I really like them all. I especially like the subliminal message on the last one.

  14. Anonymous7:58 AM

    the first and last card both have a vintage feel to them. all of them are great.
    thanks for sharing.

  15. Love them all! Sweet cupcake, cute shaker & love the stamping on the third!

  16. Gorgeous Work Gloria! I love the warm tones of your first card. The black is pink is totally fun and the bare tree with fallen leaves is beautiful!

  17. These are all adorable!! Fabulous job on your new techniques! The shaker is awesome!!

  18. Very creative cards..LOVE that shaker one!! I just have to find some time to play along!!

  19. i always have a hard time with shaker cards. you did it so well.

  20. Wonderful star birthday card!

  21. Wonderful cards! Your star-shaker card is so festive!