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Friday, November 14, 2014

Welcome to SNSS November 2014 Release

Hello, sweet friends!   Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November 2014 Release Day!  It's beginning to feel more and more like winter here on the east coast and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, Christmas cannot be far behind!  Since November is the birthday month for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and December the month we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, our release this month is perfect for creating birthday projects, Christmas and winter cards, and all season cards that can be created and given all year long!

Be sure to stop in at the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog to see all of the wonderful new products being released today.  Then grab a nice hot beverage and relax as you click on each of the Linky Tool thumbnails to hop to each of the Design Divas' blogs to see some fabulous inspiration for each of the new stamp and die sets.

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, 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!

Here is a card I made using the new Companion Words stamp set and the Birthday Word Die along with the candle image from the Birthday Bash stamp set:

Creative Nugget:  The candles were stamped in a rainbow of colors...then the word "Birthday" was cut out with the Birthday Word Die.  The word was cut four more times in white and once in black and layered back into the space in the candle image.  Wink of Stella glitter was added to the candle flames and to the word. Glossy Accents was also added to the word.  One of the Companion Words was stamped three times on the banner and a scattering of sequins was added to finish the card.  An old Mojo Monday sketch was used for the layout.

This next sample shows the versatility of the Bare Tree Die.  The little leaves and the flower are so cute and can be used to make a tree for any season.

Creative Nugget: The hillside scene was created with different colors of designer papers to represent each of the four seasons. Four trees were cut with the Bare Tree Die.  The little leaves and the flower from the die set were used to create the seasonal trees. White Flower Soft was added to the winter tree and the little bird is from the Forest Silhouettes Die Set.  The sentiment from God's Purpose was perfect for my little scene.  A button and some twine finish the card.


My last sample is from the adorable new Baked for You stamp set and the Baked for You Die Set.

Creative Nugget:  The card base was created with Neenah Solar Crest card stock, Soft Suede card stock, and some scraps of DP.  The little scalloped border is from the Bookmarks & More Die Set.  The Cupcakes, Cherries, and Rolling Pin, all from the Baked for You stamp set were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the Baked for You Dies.  Glitter was added to the frosting and Glossy Accents added to the cherries for some texture.  Baker's Twine, a button, and sequins finish the card.


 One more thing before you go...

Here is our fun Release Day Challenge!
"Create a Wintery Birthday Card  

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!)
- Please create a NEW card (no back linking)
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 - You'll have until Thursday, November 20th 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 SNSNOV2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below!


Thanks so much for stopping by…try to keep warm and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

18 comments:

jean w. said...

Again loving those tree dies and this time the seasonal look pared with the verse, so wonderful!

Brandi Case said...

Where do I begin??!! Those creative nuggets are ever so helpful! The birthday card with the birthday die I have to try that! And I love the tree card--so cute and clever! And the cute cupcake card looks like pink glitter paper behind the cupcakes! Love!

Kim said...

Love, love, love your cards, Cathy! The four seasons trees card is brilliant!

Bridget said...

Cathy, I love your cupcake card and your bright birthday candle card (combo of great techniques there!) but it's your tree card that totally captures me - so creative and such a message! This took a lot of thought and execution. You're a truly gifted crafter!

Stephanie said...

I really like the stacked Birthday in your first card. That inlaid diecut technique is so cool!!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards... love the tree... nice use of the die cut...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Julie S. said...

These are all beautiful cards! I love the rainbow colors on the first one, and that tree die is just gorgeous. Also love the trio of cupcakes!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Cathy. Love the creative twist on each. The candles with the birthday word die, the 4 seasons with the trees... and those cute cupcakes... awesome coloring and designs.

Angie said...

Three great cards! Your four seasons is really something! So clever to stamp and pop up the "birthday" die cut!!! your cupcake card is sooo yummy looking!

Sue D said...

Love your rainbow candles, seasonal trees and cute cupcake card.

Conniecrafter said...

These are all fantastic, I so love how you cut out the birthday in the first card, very clever, the seasons card turned out fantastic, and your cupcake card is just too sweet, like how you used the rolling pin with the sentiment.
I make inspiration cards on the 1st and 15th of the month and I used one of your cards today on my blog if you would like to check it out :)

marylouh said...

very intricate designs and so pretty. The layered cupcakes is darling. The birthday/dandles is a work of art. Love the trees
thanks for sharing such great projects.

merrymstamper said...

Wow!!! Beautiful cards! I love the four season card. What an excellent way of showcasing the tree die.

Heather said...

These cards are all awesome!! But I LOVE that 4 seasons card with the bare tree die. Such a great idea!

Janeen said...

i love how you extended the candles into the letters on your first card.

Angelartistok said...

Really like your seasons card.

Gloria Stengel said...

Very creative. I love the one with three cupcakes! That one is super cute!

Indy said...

Cathy, this is another fabulous release! Your cards are fantastic!
Hugs,
Debbie