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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Seasonal Wreaths

Happy Saturday, sweet friends!  We have been enjoying some extremely pleasant weather this week...ahhhhh...I could take this all year long...love, love, love the fall!!  

Saturday means a new sketch at The Sweet Stop, but it's also the first day of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Feature Blog Hops for the month of September.  We have six days of hops and wonderful inspiration planned just for you.  The new stamp sets are already in the SNSS Store so if you see something you like, it's available now!

Today's feature is:
Seasonal Wreaths and coordinating Wreath Dies

This wonderful set and the matching dies are perfect for sending seasonal greetings all year long!

  • Stamp set includes 5 images and 19 mix and match sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The wreath images measure approximately 2 1/4" wide
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $26
  • Die set - $33.25
  • Bundle (a $59.25 value) - $53

The Sweet Stop sketch was used for my first sample.
Creative Nugget: The layers of the sketch were made by stitching lilybeedesign patterned papers to Cherry Cobbler card stock and mounting them to a Vintage Cream card base.  The fall wreath was stamped, cut with a Classic Circle Nestie, and colored with Copic Markers.  The bow was paper pieced, piercing was added, and the wreath image mounted to a Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Circle. Small Leaf Dies were colored and attached with a button to the sentiment banner.  Pearls were added to finish the card.  

Check out the other Sugar Babies for more fabulous sketch inspiration and play along with us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

                                     Stephanie Serrano

I had fun creating a circle easel card for my second sample.

Creative Nugget:  THIS tutorial on Splitcoaststampers was followed to make the easel base using Scalloped Circle Nesties. The circle panels were pieced with Solar Crest and Bo Bunny papers.  The wreath used could be perfect for any time of year depending on how it is colored.  Piercing, a paper pieced bow, seam binding, and pearls were used to give this Christmas card a festive look.

Check out more fabulous samples made by the SNSS talented DT in the thumbnails below.  

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because 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  Friday, September 13th at midnight EST.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.

Thanks so much for joining us...enjoy the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

40 comments:

Kristen said...

What beautiful cards! Love the combos of wreaths and banners. (:

Sue D said...

Lovely wreath cards. I like the paper piecing and piercing and your choice of papers.

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful Cards as always Cathy!!! I love the Christmas easel card, you make it look so easy :)

guilinger2 said...

your fall and Christmas wreaths are gorgeous, and I like that you made round cards!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are wonderful. I do like this wreath set, might have to break down and get it. ;-)

Janis said...

Lovely cards... really enjoyed the fall birthday card!
<3 J

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards! love how you used the Easter one for Christmas to show this sets versatility

Heather said...

These are both so beautiful! I LOVE the fall card with your take on the sketch and those beautiful papers. This set looks so amazing!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful cards, Cathy! Your coloring of the fall leaves is pehnomenal!

Cynthia said...

Lovely take on the sketch this week, Cathy. I love the rich colors with the new wreath image.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful cards...this is my favorite new release set!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful cards! And yes! Aren't we having beautiful weather...I don't want it end!

craftymom205 said...

Love both wreaths.

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Scrappin' Diva said...

Fabulous cards highlighting the different seasons that they can be used for. I've made easel cards before but never with circles. Will have to try this. TFS!

Bridget said...

Cathy, you can tell you really enjoy combining colours, patterns, and layers, your cards are always such a delight - love them both!

Pam~ said...

Two different and each equally stunning cards! I adore that fall wreath...gorgeous colors! Your Christmas card is so unique...love it!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the coloring of your wreaths. Beautiful cards. TFS

Pati said...

Cute wreath cards! I like the fall colors, your paper combos 7 stitching!

Stephanie said...

Love this stamps set. Your card is beautiful, reminds me I need to get my wreath out and hang it on the front door.

Mary-Anne V said...

I really like this stamp set since you can use it all year round...gorgeous fall card and love the Christmas easel design card too.

Susie said...

Cathy, I love this set. The leaf dies were such a nice touch with your first card ~ lovely! And of course, I loved the scalloped circle card too. Perfect for a wreath of Christmas lights ; )

Susie ~

Lynne said...

Great cards. I love the birthday card using the Sunday sketch, I think I know what some of my Christmas cards will look like;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cathy. Love the paper-pieced bows on both! Lovely papers and layers.

Jennifer Garvin said...

beautiful work, love the fall!

Dawn Barrett said...

I like the leaves you tucked into #1...and the #2 wreath...reminds me of jelly beans!!

K. Joy said...

Gorgeous!! I love the colors and layers. And your coloring is amazing as always!! The bow on your first card almost looks like it is shimmery silver the way you colored it! Thanks for sharing!

Indy said...

Lovely cards, Cathy! Great layering!

Julie S. said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Stamping with grace said...

I totally love your easel card. very nice

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Both cards are just fabulous! I love the stitching and fall wreath on your sketch challenge card!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Such pretty cards! I love the rich colors on the first one!!

Tricia

Robin Parker said...

Cathy your seasonal wreaths are so pretty. Love everything about this creation.

Kristen V said...

Beautiful colors and papers.

Janeen said...

very pretty I love the autumn looking one

Sabrina said...

Both are just beautiful!!

Patricia H. said...

I love the bold colors on the fall birthday card. The circular easel card is really neat, too. Excellent job on both! :)

Laurie said...

Just beautiful!

mypurplehouse said...

I love both of your cards! This is an awesome set and I can't wait to see how more people have used it! Great coloring and I love the circle easel!
Thanks for sharing!
Lyn

cairn1 said...


Beautiful cards!

JoyfulMom1216 said...

These are just adorable. Fantastic job, great stamp & die set.