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Friday, August 15, 2014

SNSS August 2014 Release

Hello, friends!  Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps August 2014 Release!  Dies seem to be the trend in card making right now and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some fabulous new dies to release this month that coordinate with several of our summer stamp sets already available in the store! The bonus is that even though these stamps and dies were designed to be summer sets, they can be used all year long!

As always Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and another Release Day Challenge for you!


~One random commenter from one of the 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, August 21st at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, August 22nd!

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: "Create a Summery Card and include a Die Cut."  You have until Thursday, August 21st 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, August 22nd. 
(Guidelines for the challenge are listed below!)

 Now, for the Release!
First up…Beauty By the Sea Dies 
which coordinate with the Beauty By the Sea stamp set:
  • Die set includes 6 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set price is $15.25
  • Coordinates with Beauty by the Sea stamp set below which sells for $15
    Next is Happy Ocean Friends Dies
    which coordinate with the Happy Ocean Friends stamp set:
    • Die set includes 7 dies
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Die set price is $16.75
    • Coordinates with Happy Ocean Friends stamp set below which sells for $15

    And FinallyFlourish Seashells Dies
    which coordinate with the Flourish Seashells stamp set:
    • Die set includes 5 dies
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Die set price is $11.75
    • Coordinates with Flourish Seashells stamp set below which sells for $9

    Can't decide what to get…here's the whole bundle:


    Here are some samples made with these fun new die sets:

    Creative Nugget: Distressed inks were applied directly to the inside of the chevron embossing folder and spritzed with water to stamp the pattern onto the panel of mixed media paper.  Modeling paste was then applied over the chevron stripes to create the background for the card.  This was stitched to a piece of Cool Caribbean card stock and attached to an embossed Kraft card base.  The sentiment was placed on concentric circles of Kraft and Cool Caribbean.   The shells from the Beauty By the Sea stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with the new Beauty By the Sea Dies, and popped onto the card.  Cheesecloth and seam binding finish off the card.

    Next is a few Happy Ocean Friends!
    Creative Nugget:  Layers of die cut circles from the Beach Die Set along with stamped circles from the Lots-a-Spots stamp set were used to create lots of bubbles in this happy ocean scene.  The Long Stem Silhouette Dies work perfectly for coral and the Tall Grass Die makes lovely sea grass!  The ocean friends were colored with Copic Markers, cut, and popped onto the ocean scene.  A few bubbles and a split sentiment on hand cut banners finish the card.

    Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $10 Store Gift Code!

    Our challenge is "Create a Summery Card and include a Die Cut"  Add at least 1 die cut to your card or project. Use the Linky Tool below to add your card to the challenge gallery.  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 other challenges!

    Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
                
    - You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
     - You'll have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to enter

    - We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
    If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
    - Please use code SNSAUG2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

    To enter, simply share a link to your creation below.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you've been inspired by your visit!

    Hugs,
    Cathymac 

    18 comments:

    KimCreate said...

    Adorable cards using the cute dies!

    Colleen Howell said...

    Your second card is great, they both are but the second just makes me smile

    Lucinde said...

    Love the colors you used!

    Joyce Casaldi said...

    I love the chevron background, I'm adding that technique to my arsenal! Great projects!

    merrymstamper said...

    I especially love the chevron design on the first card! The bubbles on the second are so cute!

    Monika/Buzsy said...

    Oh, Cathy. These are fantastic! Love the textures, the colors... the coloring! So creative!

    Joyce Casaldi said...

    Loved the ocean critters, so cute!

    Karenladd said...

    Both cards are wonderful but I especially love the gorgeous background in the first one. I love using ink with my embossing folders too, to give an awesome layered texture!

    Gracie CH said...

    You've made such pretty cards! I particularly love the first one. Great release!

    the primitive country bug said...

    Both of your cards are fabulous and the background techniques you used are awesome!

    Sue D said...

    Beautiful cards. I like the background on the first and the scene you created on the second.

    sharon g said...

    I like how you added such depth. The images are also really beautiful. Nice job!

    Kris B said...

    Great cards! Love the die cut bubbles! Very clever idea! Wonderful background on the first card!

    SHartl said...

    This stamp and die set is fabulous and your first card is so gorgeous. I love love love that background with the sea stamps!

    Conniecrafter said...

    love your first card, the background is just perfect, the second is too cute!

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Beautiful projects. TFS

    Gloria Stengel said...

    Two great cards! I love the background on the first one!

    Andrea La Vigne said...

    Love the soft background on the first card. Those colors just work so well together. And the bright hues on your fish card are spectacular! Thanks so much for sharing these, and bringing a smile to my face!