And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Celebrate Today

Happy Saturday sweet friends!  We're going to double the fun on this post as not only is it time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop, but it's Day 1 of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps July Release Feature Hops.  I have several cards to share with you using today's featured stamp set, one of which uses the new sketch for this week! So...let's get started!
Today's feature is:
Celebrate Today & Doily Border Dies


  • Stamp set includes 2 images and 8 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The large image measures approximately 3 1/4" x 2 3/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $15
  • Set of 2 dies
  • Dies measure approximately 3/4" x 6"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $11.50

Here is what I created using Celebrate Today and the Doily Borders...first The Sweet Stop sketch:



Creative Nugget: The MY Mind's Eye DP was stitched to a Vintage Cream panel and mounted to a Vintage Cream card base after being sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The two Doily Border pieces were die cut from matching DP as well.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Vintage Cream card stock with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Then large flower image from the Celebrate Today set was stamped in VersaMark ink and clear embossed over the sentiment.  This panel was cut with a Circle Nestie and sponged with Pine Needles Distress Ink.  This was mounted on a Spellbinders Accent piece and popped on the card.  Several scattered pearls and a seam binding bow finish the card.

The second card uses the Shape Dies to create a vase for the flowers.


Creative Nugget: The top of a Solar Crest panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug Folder and the bottom was stamped with a sentiment from the Be Encouraged stamp set.  The Chevrons were die cut out of scraps of Cosmo Cricket DP and mounted on True Black card stock to make the border.  A ribbon was tied around the border panel before it was attached to the card.  This was matted with True Black and mounted to a Solar Crest card base. The flower image was colored with water-based markers and stamped on a piece of Solar Crest.  This panel was cut with a Rectangle Nestie and slightly sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The vase was cut with the Shape Dies from Cosmo Cricket scraps and a few leaves punched to add to the vase.  Two black pearls were added in the corner to finish the card.

My third and final card used the Freshly Made Sketch for this week. 


Creative Nugget: The flowers were stamped directly on the Fine Linen Gingham PD with Versafine Onyx Black ink and Stickles added for a bit of sparkle.  This panel was mounted to a Fine Linen panel embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate. A diagonal sentiment strip stamped with one of the sentiments from the Celebrate Today set was matted with black and attached to the card.  A True Black Doily Border, scattered pearls, and a black bow finish the card.

I hope you've been inspired by the cards made with this very versatile stamp set.  Please check out more fabulous creations by
The Sweet Stop Sugar Babies:

Robin Parker (on vacation)
  
Then...to see more fabulous samples created by the talented Design Team, click on the thumbnails below!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way because we're giving away one of these sets to two lucky commenters!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, July 19th at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Monday, July 22nd.

Thanks so much for stopping by...enjoy the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

41 comments:

Janette said...

beautiful Cathy, love how you showed different ways to use the set

Tamara D said...

Lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice cards...the border die is so elegant. I also really like the sentiments in this set.

Sabrina said...

All of your cards are so beautiful!! I really love the last one. The border looks like lace!

bf878a76-69a8-11e0-ab71-000bcdcb2996 said...

love all your cards. Love both these sets.
Blessings,
Phyllis

Kris B said...

All your cards are beautiful! Love the sentiments! TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. Love that doily border die. It makes everything look classy.

Message Keeper said...

I like all of your cards! Every cards are perfectly made using the same stamp set!

Linda said...

This is beautiful. Love the colors.

Pati said...

Very pretty cards! I esp. like your card using the FM layout, the colors, layout, & bow!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment is so perfect! What a great stamp set!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Heather said...

These are all so pretty!! I really like the last one with all the black accents. This new die set is so elegant.

Debbie said...

These are all gorgeous, but I really love the technique on the first one!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the third one. TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

You little buzy bee! Fabulous cards! All three are unique with just the perfect touch. Love the sponging and the doily border on the first one... the vase idea is so clever... and the black accents are just perfect on the last one... so elegant!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards! The black accent on your second card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing one at FMS!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards. I like how you used the border dies on the first card.

merrymstamper said...

these cards are beautifully created Cathy!! I love the first one the best! The soft colours and the placement of the doily dies are perfect for the sketch!

Riette said...

WOW I love all these!! Wouldn't have guessed that you embossed over the sentiment in the first card!

Michele I said...

love them all especially the last one, very cute

Conniecrafter said...

Great sentiments and love the way you used the flowers in each card, they are all beautiful!

zehra said...

Gorgeous cards, lov
E the vase and the chevron border

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love that first card with the soft, pretty colors!

Marsha said...

Love this new set and the dies. If I had to pick a favorite out of your three cards, I think it would be the third. Love the browns and black.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I really like the black and kraft card. The silhouette flowers are stunning!

Tricia

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Cathy! I love that elegant black! That bow and those pearls are such great additions to your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cynthia said...

Lovely job with this week's Sweet Stop sketch, Cathy. Beautiful color combo.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wow, they are all beautiful! I just love the look of the clear embossed image with the inked background!

Julie S. said...

All of your cards are wonderful! This looks like a very versatile set.

Mary Slates said...

These three cards are beautiful. Love the colors. I love the background papers you choose they are beautiful. I love the third card and the design sketch you showed.

Angie said...

Lovely cards! Gorgeous designs! I think I am in love with the border die!! They are all stunning! I love how the flowers are peeping up from the tilted strip on the last card!

Renuka said...

love the border die... Your choice of DPs is awesome. Love our cards. TFS!

ginxy33 said...

Very versatile stamp set I see. Thanks for sharing the many ways to use them with us.

Professor P. said...

Very imaginative. All beautiful cards, but all very different.

Kay S said...

Lovely cards! I really like how you stamped the flowers onto the gingham paper and angled the sentiment on the third card. Your color combo on the first one is very pretty also.

Judy Sander said...

Love this design and the colors. Thanks for showing your creativity. Great Stamp Set

Kathy Eddy said...

Love your style!

Janeen said...

All are so pretty. Thx for the ideas.

sodell said...

What a gorgeous card, and love the doily border!!

the primitive country bug said...

Your cards are all wonderful! Love these new sets.