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, October 24, 2014

SNSS Special DT Christmas Blog Hop

Hello sweet friends!  Welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Special DT Christmas Blog Hop!  Today the very talented Design Divas are featuring their favorite SNSS Christmas stamp sets just in time to give you plenty of inspiration for your holiday stamping.  We hope you will join the fun and leave some love behind as you visit each blog.  

I'm sure you have your own favorite Christmas stamp set, so we're inviting you to create your own Christmas greeting and add it to the gallery by clicking the Linky Tool below!  Of course there will be a PRIZE for those who decide to join us.  You have until Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at midnight EST to upload your creation.  We will randomly select one lucky participant to receive a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog on Friday, October 31st.

I have such a hard time choosing a favorite stamp set…I love them all!  LOL!   Here are several Christmas cards made for the hop and for your inspiration:

Creative Nugget:  I grabbed some festive papers from a Bo Bunny paper pad and stitched them to True Black card stock and mounted the panel to a Neenah Solar Crest card base.  The circle Nestie was lightly sponged with Tumbled Glass distress ink and matted.  The Christmas wreath from the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set was colored with Copic Markers, cut with the matching Wreath Die, and popped onto the card.  A dotted swiss organdy bow was added with a Mini Tag die cut sentiment from the Born This Day stamp set.  Finally, a few black pearls were added to finish the card.  

Next is a card made with the adorable Christmas Penguins stamp set and Christmas Penguins Dies:

Creative Nugget:  Some fun DP from my stash and pink burlap were stitched to a green mat and mounted to a Neenah Solar Crest card base with a Scalloped Border separating the layers.  Swiss dots were embossed on three smaller panels that were also mounted on a green mat.  The three gift giving penguins were colored with Copic Markers, cut with the matching Christmas Penguins Die, and popped up onto the embossed panels.  The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut banner which was folded for dimension.  Little bows were made with fibers from the burlap and attached to the packages to complete the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the fabulous cards made by the other super talented design team members by clicking on the Linky Tool below.  Can't wait to see what you create with your favorite Christmas set…if you can choose just one favorite!  LOL! 



Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Cathy. Love the pretty wreath on the first one... those penguins are so sweet on the second. Wonderful designs as usual.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Those penguins are sooo cute! And the wreath card- i just love how you colored the wreath, Cathy. It is just such a festive card-perfect!

loretta said...

Both cards are so cute! I especially like the one with the wreath. The sewing really sets that card out. Thanks so much!

Nancy said...

Very fun and festive cards! Lovely inspiration! :o)

Debi said...

I love the coloring and bow on the first card. Those penguins are just adorable. Wonderful stitching on both. TFS

Mary K said...

Cathy, both cards are bright & cheery and say, "Season's Happiness" to me!

Natalie said...

Fun details!! Very cute cards!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your cards are so cute. I love the use of printed paper with the die cut images!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Two gorgeous cards Cathy. That first is a stunner x

Colleen said...

Both of your cards are so cute but my favorite is the wreath card. This stamp set can be used for all seasons it looks like so the purchase would be well worth it.