And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Friday, July 11, 2014

SNSS Christmas in July Release

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to our July 2014 Release!  Are you ready for a little Christmas in July?  I love the opportunity to get a jump start on making my Christmas cards for the year, and with this release you'll have the chance to do just that!  Today we're releasing one wonderful image set and two fabulous sentiment sets that not only look great on the outside of the card, but are perfect for finishing up the inside of the card as well!

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, July 17th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, July 18th. 

~ Our Release Challenge this week is: "Christmas in July"  You have until Thursday, July 17th 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 18th. 
(Guidelines for the challenge are listed below!)

 Now, for the Release!
First up…Christmas Morn

  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 9 Sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The Christmas tree image measures approximately 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15
Whether your style is Clean and Simple, Vintage, elegant or cutesy, you'll love mixing and matching the images and sentiments in this stamp set to create the perfect Christmas cards for your family and friends!

Next is Jesus is Born
  • Stamp set includes 15 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The "Joy to the World" sentiment measures approximately 1 1/4" x 1 3/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15
These 15 sentiments are perfect for proclaiming Jesus, the real reason for the season!

And FinallyChristmas Innies
  • Stamp set includes 6 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The longest sentiment measures approximately 3 1/4" x 1 1/4" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set price is $15
Here are the cards I made with these wonderful Christmas stamp sets…
First ~ Christmas Morn:
Creative Nugget:  This modified tri-fold has a window through all the layers so you can see the Christmas Tree from the Christmas Morn clear stamp set which was stamped in Fern Green Archival ink on the last panel.  A Christmas tree must have decorations so sequins and gem stones were added to finish the card.

Here is the middle panel.
And here it is opened the whole way.

Next: Jesus is Born:
Creative Nugget:  The Light of Christmas Background was stamped on a piece of Vintage Cream card stock and cut with the Birch Forest die.  This was mounted on a piece of Soft Sky card stock.  A torn piece of Solar Crest was embossed with Swiss Dots and attached to the bottom for the snow drift.  The deer and birds from the Tender Thoughts stamp set were cut with the matching dies from the Birch Forest Die Set and added to the scene.  Finally splatters of watered down acrylic paint and Baker's twine were added to finish the card.  The sentiment from the Jesus is Born stamp set was perfect for this winter scene!

My last card is from the new Christmas Innies stamp set:
Creative Nugget: The background for this card was made by embossing the Leafy Flourish Background with Sparkle Embossing Powder.  The Season of Love silhouette was framed with Pool Party card stock and mounted to the card.  The sentiment from Christmas Innies…yes, they are wonderful for the outside of your cards as well…was framed and mounted to a fishtail banner.  A few rhinestones and pearls finish the card.

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 "Christmas in July"  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 17th at midnight EST to enter

- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 50 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSJULYRC14 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, July 18th to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!


Sue D said...

Wonderful Christmas cards. I like the modified tri fold, the woodland scene with the red birds and the embossed Leafy Flourish background.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Your cards are so wonderful! Love the Christmas morning stamps!

Heather said...

All three of these are so beautiful!! I LOVE the first one; the colors and papers are so gorgeous! And the peek-a-boo panels are such a fun twist for this trifold card.

Anonymous said...

What a surprise - the first card keeps opening and makes a stand-up card for the Christmas tree.
I don't have a Nativity stamp. the silhouette is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Love all three cards. The first one is interesting. Will have to try one of those.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cathy. Love the folds on the first one and the way you framed the tree with the circle... the swirly background looks so elegant on the last.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

I love all your cards, but especially that first tri-fold one! It seems like opening a present, the way one panel gives way to the next, and finally the whole tree and sentiment on the inside. Great job!