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Friday, January 9, 2015

Look What's New at SNSS

Hello friends!  Welcome to the first new release by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the new year!  There's something for everyone...something sweet, something sassy, and something elegant as well as a die set you will reach for over and over again!

First, let me tell you about our 
Something New Challenge.  
Just make a card or project using something new…a new stamp set, a new tool, a new paper pad…anything as long as it is new.  Be sure to tell us in your description what you used that was new.  Link up your project using the Linky Tool at the bottom of this post.  Of course there will be a PRIZE…one lucky participant will be randomly selected to receive a $10 Gift Code to be used toward any item at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  Make sure your project is uploaded by Thursday, January 15th.  The winner will be announced on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, January 16th.  

Now…Let's see what's new!
My first two projects were made using the new Parisian Postcard stamp set designed by Graciellie Designs.

Creative Nugget:  A background was created using several of the images from Parisian Postcard and the Typewriter Text Background.  Gathered Twigs and Victorian Velvet distress inks were sponged, dabbed, and stenciled on for a vintage finish. Copic Markers were used to add a little more color to the rose on the postcard and the stamp was popped up for dimension.  The postcard was all tied up with twine and the sentiment on a Mini Tag die cut was tied on as well to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  The rose and the butterfly images from the Parisian Postcard stamp set were perfect for making this get well card.  The rose was randomly stamped on a piece of Neenah Solar Crest card stock and sponging added for a aged look.  A piece of mixed media paper was smooshed onto watered down Worn Lipstick distress ink to create a very light background.  Next, the sentiment from Flower Blocks 3 was stamped, and the roses were stamped around the sentiment.  The Worn Lipstick distress ink was watercolored on and around the roses in layers to add more color.  The butterfly was also watercolored, fussy cut, and popped onto the card.  A wrinkled seam binding bow and pearls were added to finish the card.

The gorgeous stamp set that was used to create both of these cards is 
Parisian Postcard:

  • Stamp set includes 11 images and 2 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 6"
  • Eiffel Tower measures approximately 1 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Designed by Graciellie Designs
  • $15
My next project is a little bit SWEET and a little bit SASSY!
Creative Nugget:  I enjoyed using both the Sweet Sarah and Sassy Cindy stamp sets to create this card…Sarah and Cindy are Besties after all!  The images were colored with Copic Markers and paper pieced.  Of course they are wearing their best jewelry! Bright colors and a scattering of pearls and rhinestones make this a fun card.  The sentiment on the inside says, "That's because the BEST ones are already mine!

  • Stamp set includes 1 image and 13 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 6"
  • Sarah image measures approximately 1 1/2" x 2 1/8"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • $15

  • Stamp set includes 1 image and 11 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures 4" x 6"
  • Cindy image measures approximately 1 3/8" x 2 1/8"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • $15
To see the whole release, be sure to stop by the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.  The Design Divas have created 
some gorgeous cards for your inspiration, so be 
sure to hop on over to each blog in the link up to see all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the the hop and don't forget 
about our "Use Something New" challenge…We can't wait to see 
your creations in the gallery!



stampingbowd said...

I love your romantic cards using the PostCard set. Lovely collage cards! Awesome idea adding Cindy and Sarah on one card! I am going to remember that! Great colors too!

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful Cards and colouring Cathy. I need to learn to colour from you. The layers on your card is beautifully done.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cathy. Love the fantastic Parisian Post cards. The collage of images look wonderful and the colors are so pretty. Love the twine on the first one, and the torn edge and the ribbon on the second... the background colors are gorgeous! Sweet Sarah and Sassy Cindy look great together!

Jenny said...

Love those girlfriends side by side Cathy and your collages are amazing! Hugs, Jenny

Brandi R said...

Lovely cards and love the combing of Sweet Sarah and Sassy Cindy.

Jane Bosi said...

LOVE!!! I really like your tips too! Will definitely be attempting the smooshed distress ink card--so beautiful!

Indy's Designs said...

Oh this is gorgeous!

wannabcre8tive said...

Fabulous cards, I love the colors and layout on the second one.

Iris said...

Great cards - love the romantic look of the first and the bright colors of the second.
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Stephanie said...

I love the romantic look of the two Parisian cards. So many elegant details. The card with Sarah and Cindy is fantastic!! :)

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I specially love the necklaces on the ladies. Great touch!

Graciellie Design said...

Thanks so much for creating such stunning samples with the new Parisian Postcard set. Love both cards!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, so lovely!

Heather said...

this is a great collection, love the cards very beautiful!!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

What stunning Paris card! And fun friend card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how the cards are wrapped in ribbon and twine.
Beautiful cards.
thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards with the Postcard set and I like that you put Cindy and Sarah together.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the antique feel of your postcard and the way it is wrapped up, such pretty stamping on the second, love the torn edge.. fun paper piecing and great coloring of the hair in the last, like your design too!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great elegant feel to your cards and the last one is so fun!

snazzyjj said...

Love how you combined Cindy and Sarah. And your beautiful vintage works - love the twine and bow.

Pati said...

Cute paperpiecing the gals tops & your jewels on them! Lovely background paper made with the rose image, pretty coloring.

Cynthia said...

Lovely set of cards, Kathy. Cindy and Sarah work perfectly together on your friendship card. Great design and colors as well!

Donna said...

Great cards! I love how you used both sets in the second card. Just love the Sassy Cindy sentiments. Thanks for the fun hop!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the beautiful pink cards, and I am really enjoying the funny sassy cards, too.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love all 3 of these cards.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

These cards are great! I love the composition and the vintage look in the first one especially. And the stitching on that and the third add a nice bit of texture. Darn, I have GOT to get my sewing machine out! :) Thanks so much for sharing these!

Anonymous said...

So much talent.
The postcard is beautiful.
I love the way you cut the girls out.
Great cards.

JD/ Jill said...

All these cards are so pretty. I was visiting my favorite craft store this past weekend (which I think is one of yours and Lurene put that stamp set in front of me to show me...but I had already put too much on the counter (the budget only goes so So I said, "Next time." Now maybe I should have gotten this one instead makes such a pretty card!