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Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June 2014 Release

Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June 2014 Release. We have a small release to share with you today…just two stamp sets and a die set, but what fabulous and versatile stamp sets they are.  The DT has been having a lot of fun with these sets as you will see as you hop along to each of their blogs.

It wouldn't be a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release without fun prizes and a challenge so here are the details:

~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, July 3rd at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 4th!

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: "Anything Goes!"  You have until Thursday, July 3rd at midnight EST to enter.  One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  If we have 50 participants (not including the DT), 2 winners will be selected to each receive a $20 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, July 4th. 

(Guidelines for the challenge are listed below!)

 Now, on to the Release!
First up…What's Up! and Arrow Dies

  • Stamp set includes 8 images and 14 Sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The segmented arrow measures approximately 1 7/8" x 3/4" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15
  • Die set includes 15 arrow dies
  • Coordinating die set price is $16.75
You'll love playing with these fun images and combining the 14 different sentiments to make your card say just the right thing!  The best part is the die set includes a die to coordinate with each of the arrow images AND smaller nested arrows making it a snap to add an arrow to any card creation!

And next…Birthday Word Art
  • Stamp set includes 13 large sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The row of numbers measures approximately 4 1/8" x 5/8" 
  • Designed by Gloria Stengel
  • Stamp set price is $26
These 13 large sentiments are fabulous for making birthday cards for anyone, and the row of numbers is perfect for making a background!

Here are two cards made with the stamp sets from our June release:
Creative Nugget:  Three different colors of distress inks were rubbed onto the label side of a chevron embossing folder and spritzed with water.  A piece of mixed media paper was placed between the embossing folder and the ink was rubbed onto the panel to create the background.  The Majestic Monarchs were colored with the same colors of distress inks and cut with the Monarch Dies.  Arrows and sentiments from the What's Up! stamp set were added along with a few sequins and rhinestones to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  This card was inspired by an On Line Class taught by Jennifer McGuire.  The Majestic Monarchs were white embossed on a piece of Solar Crest card stock.  Sections of the background were masked and sponged with Memento inks.  The number strip from the Birthday Word Art set and the Music Background were lightly stamped in more neutral colors over the embossed panel.  A paper towel was used to remove the ink from the embossed images.  A frame was made using Spellbinder dies.  The sentiment was white embossed and attached with glue dots under the rhinestones, hiding the adhesive.  More gem stones were added to finish the card.  I will be using this card for a birthday card, but it could very easily be used for any occasion!

Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code!

Our challenge is "Anything Goes!"  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.  

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, July 3rd at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  
If there are 50 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSJRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Enjoy the hop and have a wonderful day!



Sue D said...

I like the backgrounds you created for both of these beautiful butterfly cards.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Cahty. Love the gorgeous butterflies... the chevron background looks awesome on the first card. Great designs.

Graciellie Design said...

The cards are super fun and pretty. Love the new release! Thanks for sharing.

Indy's Designs said...

Wonderful backgrounds! Love how you've combined the butterflies with both sets!

Gail said...

Love that Chevron Background and the butterflies and bows on your first card - great use of the Sweet and Sassy products - thanks for the hop!

Gail said...

Great butterflies - which I love on cards very much - you did a great job on both creations and I love the insert and frame of your card with the lovely colors for the last creation! thanks for the hop!

Janeen said...

Love the layered elements on that last background

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous cards Cathy!!! love the background techniques on each one.

Lucy E. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the butterflies!

Anonymous said...

Love how the colors in the background gradually change from one color to another. Love the butterflies. thanks for sharing.

Ava Gavloski said...

great cards, nice showcasing of the stamp sets

Nana Griffin said...

Love the butterflies and great backgrounds!

Nana Griffin said...

All such wonderful ideas!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Both cards are great! I especially love the colors in the first, and how the butterflies and arrows support the greeting. Great embossing & inking on the second, too. Thanks so much for sharing these!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty cars. Love how you used the arrows with the butterflies. TFS