Monday, November 9, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!


 Hello Friends!

Woohoo!!  Today we are celebrating Sweet ‘n SassyStamps 8th Birthday with a fun Design Team blog hop!   Check out the Design Diva's links below to visit all of their blogs and leave a comment (we have a Birthday Prize drawing as well- see more details below) :-)

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I decided to share a card that I designed using the fun Snowman Soup Stamp Set along with WinterBlessings for a warm, winter celebration card!   FYI- I am also linking this card to the Splitcoaststampers' F4A298 "Coffee Please" Challenge (I rarely drink coffee but love hot cocoa in the winter) :-)

To create this card:

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Snowman Soup, Winter Blessings
Ink the Snowman Soup image using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock.

Color the hat, coat and mug with a water brush and retired Stampin’ Up!  More Mustard and Midnight Muse Classic Ink, use Stampin’ Write Markers for the scarf and mittens (Pear Pizzazz), the carrot nose (Pumpkin Pie) and Sahara Sand for the shadows.

You can cut the image out with the coordinating Snowman Soup Dies (I have these on my wish list so I  fussy-cut the image) and set aside.

Ink a portion of the Winter Blessings stamp with retired More Mustard Classic Ink and stamp onto retired More Mustard cardstock.

Trim the More Mustard stamped panels and stitch a rectangle with a zigzag stitch onto Midnight Muse cardstock, trim carefully and mount onto a piece of More Mustard cardstock.

Add the Snowman Soup image to the panel using dimensional foam and adhere the 5/8” Gold Satin Triple Ribbon Bow.

Adhere a piece of My Mind’s Eye™ Asparagus™ Designer Paper to a piece of More Mustard cardstock with a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine, trim carefully and mount onto the Midnight Muse card base.

Add the horizontal strips of stamped More Mustard panels mounted onto Midnight Muse with the zigzag stitch and mount the entire panel onto the card base (I generally use white but you can use any color you choose since you will not see this base from the front of the card).

Stamp the sentiment with Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, huff onto the previously inked portion of the Winter Blessings stamp, lay the sentiment down to stamp a bit of the background onto the panel, trim and create the flag by hand or with a punch.

Adhere the snowflake charm with gold thread to the card front (making sure that the end will be behind the sentiment- I use Hot Glue for this step) and mount the sentiment to the card front using dimensional foam.

Add the focal image panel to the card and finish off with a few Pearls to the corners of the card and a Rhinestone to the center of the snowflake charm.

I hope you enjoy this fun card!  I would love to see your comments and hope you have time to visit and comment on all of my DT Sister's blogs for our Special 8th Birthday Blog Hop!  Don't  forget to comment for a chance to win this fabulous Birthday Party Prize!!



Linky Code:
Snowman Soup

Stamp Sets: Snowman Soup, Winter Blessings  (SNSS)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink- retired More Mustard and Midnight Muse; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie

Winter Blessings
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla, retired More Mustard and Midnight Muse cardstock; My Mind’s Eye™ Asparagus™ Designer Paper

Accessories: Sewing Machine, Hexagon Punch, Snowflake Charm, Pearls, Rhinestone, 5/8” Gold Satin Ribbon

Hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!

29 comments:

vinita jain said...

Your creation is very wonderful! Love this snowman image holding a coffee mug with beautiful coloring, awesome papers, clean stitching and LO! You gave me an idea for next winter coffee lovers blog hop:)
Happy fun hopping!

Sandra Schroeder said...

I love the colors on todays card and the snowman image is so cute. Thank yoe for the chance to win this great birhday package. These stamp sets would be a great addition to anyones stamp collection.

Cynthia said...

Amazingly cute stamps! I love your snowman holding the mug of cocoa card! Very warm and toasty card! I'd love to win some of these gorgeous stamp sets!

Charity Chamberlain said...

What a darling card! I love the adorable image, beautiful bow, and the stitching you did around the edges! So pretty!

Birgit said...

Simply adorable! I love the bold colors you've used. So cheerful!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Your card is beautiful, Julie. I've admired your bow-tying expertise for some time, too.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Julie!! Love your coloring. The bow is perfect!!

Cindy Wagner said...

What a FUN card!! Love the colors. I discovered Sweet & Sassy through your blog and I'm preparing to place my first order! Your cards are always "inspiring"!!!

Barbara Thompson said...

That snowman is just adorable!! Love the colors you used!!!

merrymstamper said...

I love this adorable snowman and the stitching adds the homespun feel!!!

Judy Rozema said...

I love the colors on this, Julie! Bold makes me happy! And your stitching is wonderful.

Angie said...

Julie, this is soooooo gorgeous! I just love the colors!

Cathymac said...

Vibrant and beautiful, Julie! Love your stitching and the beautifully colored adorable snowman…and the yummy mug of hot chocolate…think I'll go grab a mug myself! Brrrr! Hugs!

Deborah Vasel said...

Love all that is going on with this card!
The colors are WOW and I am loving those layers.
The stitches are a perfect touch.

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Awesome card Julie!! You really create fabulous works of art. Love how you used that adorable Snowman Soup stamp set... he really pops off the card handing out his mug of hot cocoa!! YUMMMYYYYY!
Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!!

Carole H. said...

Love this snowman! And love the colors Julie used on this card. This is a very warm winter greeting.

Parker said...

The stitching added even more character and texture to the already fun character- and textured card.

Diana Nguyen said...

Love the warm yet bright colors and always a fan of the stitching! I'm too scared to do it most of the time because then I'll mess up. :)

SuprFoxDesigns said...

What a fabulous card! Love the snowman- super cute!

Chrisd said...

Love your snowman card and the stitching on the card really made the card pop . Thanks for your SNS special card!

Janine said...

Fun and crazy snowman

M Samuelson said...

simply gorgeous, thank you for showcasing

Aimee Ann said...

I love the color scheme and all of the stitching. This card is a true labor of love!

Maria said...

love your card

Mary Holshouser said...

The snow/postman is so cute. Love his cup of marshmallows.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Julie. Love the image you used... the colors are so reach... they look great. Love the snowflake charm. :)

kellymotz said...

The stitching makes this card. Love it!

Super Stick Chick said...

Your details are amazing and your colors fabulous!

Heather said...

How cute!! I LOVE all your stitching, your nontraditional color combo and that yummy bow!!

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