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Friday, September 12, 2014

SNSS September 2014 Release

Hello Blogger friends! Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps September 2014 Release!  Autumn is such a wonderful time of the year.  Just think of cool crisp mornings, warm colors, ripe, juicy apples, pumpkins, changing leaves, and Thanksgiving, and you have the makings of a fabulous release!

This release is a little different from those in the past as some of the items have already been released to Sweet Perks Club participants…but now, there are a few more Fall surprises we have to share with you!

 First, our new stamp sets!

So Grateful

  • Stamp set includes 24 words 
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 4"
  • Designed by Gloria Stengel
  • $11
 Beary Bountiful Autumn

  • Stamp set includes 2 images and 5 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 6 "
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • $15
Falling Leaves
  • Stamp set includes 2 images and 2 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • $11

  • Stamp set includes 1 image
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • $11
The following stamps and dies can now 
be purchased as single items!

  • Stamp set includes 2 images and 7 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 6" x 4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • $15
  • Die set includes 2 dies
  • $12.50

Forest Silhouettes Dies
(Coordinates with the Forest Silhouettes stamp set)

  • Die set includes 9 dies
  • $22.75
(Coordinates with the Flowers in Bloom stamp set)

  • Die set includes 1 die
  • $10.25

Leaf Silhouettes Dies
(Coordinates with the Leaf Silhouettes stamp set)

  • Die set includes 10 dies (5 are embossing dies)
  • $17.75
Here are a few cards I made with these fabulous new products!

Creative Nugget:  The large mum from the Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set was stamped on a piece of Solar Crest card stock and colored with Copic Markers.  A narrow panel was cut from this piece with a craft knife leaving the mum attached to the white card stock on the sides.  I saw this technique on Pinterest, but can't remember now where it was from.  A strip of Solar Crest card stock, slightly smaller than the strip cut from the mum panel, was sponged with Memento inks and embossed with a Wood Grain Impression Plate.  This was adhered behind the mum.  The whole panel was then attached to a piece of True Black card stock to form a mat which was then mounted to a Solar Crest card base to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  The split sentiment from the So Grateful stamp set was stamped in two different colors on a piece of Solar Crest card stock and embossed with a wood grain pattern to create the card front.  A watercolor wash was painted on a piece of Watercolor paper, and the Skeleton Leaf Background was stamped over the colors with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  This layer was cut with a Square Nestie and mounted to a piece of orange card stock.  The banner was hand cut.  A few Leaves from the Leaf Silhouettes stamp set were cut with the Leaf Silhouettes Dies, tied to a button, and attached to finish this CAS card.

Creative Nugget:  I found this background panel stuck in one of my paper pads and decided it would be perfect for this adorable image from the new Beary Bountiful Autumn stamp set.  Rhubarb was colored with Copic Markers.  A little Colorless Blending Solution on a towel was dabbed on Rhubarb to achieve the texture.  The apple image was colored three times, fussy cut, and popped onto the card.  One of the arrows from the What's Up Arrow Die Set points to the Harvest sentiment which was stamped on a Mini Tag die cut to finish the card.

Please join us for our release day blog hop featuring our talented DT creations.  You are going to FALL for all of their gorgeous projects! :)

The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool at the end 
of this blog post.

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, September 18th at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, September 19th!

 One more thing before we let you go...

We can't forget our fun Release Day Challenge!
"Create a Fall Themed 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, September 18th 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 SNSSept2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below, but don't forget to visit the DT blogs to see their beautiful release creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you were inspired by your visit!



Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful Fall cards Cathy. Love the textured orange strip on the first one, the gorgeous leaves on the second... and oh, sweet Rhubarb is just too cute! Fun paper with the apples... love the arrow too!

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful cards filled with inspiration!!! LOVE the colours in each card.

Priscilla said...

Love your mum card, gorgeous colors. The fall leaves are beautiful and harvest teddy is adorable. TFS.

Anonymous said...

The cards are great. I love the little bear. He is so cute and colored so nicely.
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The woodgrain is so cool on your Mum card.
And I love that bear!
Great job!

Heather said...

Oooo . . . all three cards are so beautiful. The mum is stunning and the CAS card really shows it off to perfection.

Kris B said...

Three beautiful cards! Love the CAS design of the mum card! The popped up apple looks great on the bear card! The leaf background is stunning! Fabulous fall cards!

Cynthia said...

Lovely Autumn cards, Cathy. Great SNSS release!

Conniecrafter said...

These are all so pretty, I will have to say that the bear picking the apples is just the sweetest, Love it!

Sue D said...

Lovely fall cards--my favorite is the first one.

Brandi said...

Cute! The mum card is lovely!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous work, Cathy! Your use of vibrant color is evidenced in all 3 cards and is awesome! I love your Skeleton Leaf card- simple yet stunning!