Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Butterflies are Free

Hello, Josette here with my Tuesday Card.  I love backgrounds and making them.  I have stacks of failed backgrounds and with jumbled up colors.  I save all of them.  I have created a card using die cuts and these backgrounds.

This is a very simple A2 Card.  The background was cut down, the butterflies were die cut and mounted with 3D squares.  Added a sentiment and a ribbon.  Done.

Thank you For stopping by
Happy Crafting,

Monday, May 30, 2016

Have a Beautiful Day

Hello! Kim here today to share this card using dies and stencils. I stenciled the Roof Tiles pattern onto watercolor paper to give it some texture. I used three different colors and a blending tool to create the stenciled background. I used Sweet Stamps' Flutterby Sweet Cuts to die cut three butterflies and adhered it glued the cut out and solid image to each other I folded the wings up for some dimension. I then added the rhinestones to each of the butterfly's body. Next was to adhere the stencil cardstock onto the card front then placed the butterflies on top. I saved the sentiment for last so I know where to place it.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wishing You The Beary Best

Hello Friends!!

For my card today, I started off my using the Wrought Iron Stencil and ink to add the fun design to part of my card!  I really think it adds a beautiful touch!
I used the adorable Love You Beary Much stamp set for the sweet bear image and sentiment!!

Isn't the bear just so adorable?!  I think so!
I finished off my card by creating some of my own enamel dots!  I used the pretty Rose Pearl!

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A watercolor card with Leah :)

I created a fun watercolor card for you today using these products from Sweet Stamps:

Antique Leaf Scroll Border stamp
Three Rose Garland stamp
Framed Handwritten Words stamp
Medieval Metals embossing powder

I enjoy making watercolor cards so much, there's just something about this medium that makes you want to play lol.  And just a word about this embossing powder, it is seriously my go-to metal embossing powder.  It is so gorgeous, and pictures just don't do it justice!  If you would like to see more details about how I created this card, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

See you again next Thursday for more inspiration and fun :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Birthday Shaker Kitty Card

Hello again.  Well I have a fun card for today.
This card is very simple, but has a little twist that makes it fun.  The Cupcake is a shaker.
Here is a close up.  

I started out with a stamped image and colored with with copics.  then I used and exact knife to cut out the "cake" part.  Using a black marker, outlined the cutout.  Then placed foam tape around the opening, added a few glittering elements and closed it up with a piece of white paper.  Very simple.  
The whole thing was mounted onto to an A2 card Base, added a sentiment that was heat embossed with clear powder, added a bow and it is ready for a Cat Loving Birthday recipient.  

The stamp set that was used is:  Kitty Sweets
Thank you for stopping by,
Happy Crafting

Monday, May 23, 2016

Oh Happy Day

Hello! Kim here to share this card I made using the Sweet Cuts Flower Trio die. I started by die-cutting the flowers with the green cardstock. After that I cut each flower again in yellow, red and blue cardstocks. This is a great way to use up my small scrap pieces of cardstock. I cut each flower at the base to separate it from the stems and leaves and set it aside. I stenciled the clouds background and added some glass bubbles using dimensional glaze to adhere them onto the card front. I started piecing the flowers together by placing the outlines onto the card. I then placed the solid pieces of the flowers and leaves into the outline creating an inlaid look. Last of all I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Matching Bookmarks

Hello everyone, I have a pair of matching bookmarks for you today.  What better way to celebrate you and your daughter's love of reading than with matching bookmarks!

I created these bookmarks using several Sweet Stamps products:

Wild Roses Clear Stamp Set
French Writing Background Stamp
Locket Lady stamp
Checker Flowers 6x6 stencil
Forget Me Not Shades Dye ink
Medieval Medals embossing powder

If you would like to see more details about how I created these bookmarks, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

You can find all of the linked products in the Sweet Stamps online store.  Check back soon for more great inspiration from the talented design team members!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Technique Focus: Resist Stamping and Pigment Powders

Hello, Josette here with another Tuesday card.  Todays card is a bit different.  It involves a technique that has been around for a while with a new twist.  So let's look at the card:

This photo does not do the card justice.  Here is another shot, double click to see detail.
So this technique is very simple.  Stamp the images in embossing powder and heat emboss.  Then using a pigment powder, sprinkle on the image, spritz with water to activate and let dry.  Once dry, place between  a folded piece of computer paper, and either heat with iron, or in my case I ran it through my MINC to remove the embossing powder.  In some instances I go back and color the image or enhance it, but with this card I left it be.  Mounted in onto a black A2 card base and let it be.

On my blog there is a detailed instruction of this technique: Here

All of the supplies are available at Sweet Stamp.  Any pigment powders will work,  I used a product by ColourArt, but there are many on the market.

Thank you for stopping by,
Until next week,
Happy Crafting ,

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Day Wishes

Hello! Kim here to share a card I made using the Poppy ATC stamp and coloring it in with Copic markers. I die cut the flowers after I finished coloring. On the middle circle die, I did a 3rd generation stamping to eliminate the black and created a background behind the sentiment. The fun part is creating the embossed multi-color background for the card front. I did it by using my air can and Copic markers with yellow, blue and green colors then embossed it. I finished off the card by adding sequins using Glastique to adhere it to the embossed background and added a ribbon and a pearl accent.

We have a new challenge this month with an "Anything But a Card" theme. Click the link at the top right sidebar to go to the challenge and enter to win a fun prize.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May’s Anything But A Card Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!

First, our winner from April's Anything But A Card Challenge....
Drum roll please......

31. Super Stick Chick

Please contact us (within one week at sweetstamps (at) gmail (dot) com) to claim your sweet prize!!
Have you been by the SweetStamp shop yet?  If not, you may want to swing by there and check out April's New Release. 
Super CUTE!!!  Just sayin'!!!  :)

We have also made a small adjustment to the Challenge Rule.  We  are now asking that you only submit 3 entries per challenge.  Any more than 3 entries will be deleted. 

So with that business out of the way, let us get to this month's challenge. 

Our theme is....
Anything But a Card

Remember you still have time to join in our Monthly Anything Goes challenge!

DT Sweeties projects...

Kim Sherrod

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, tags, etc.} You could win some SWEET things of your own by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Happy Birthday w/ Hanging Fuchsia

Happy gloomy Saturday!!  Love the overcast weather, great day to spend outside doing some yard work!!!  My middle boy LOVES veggies and I mean LOVES!!!  He eats tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers right off the tree/vine!  A few months back his class visited a local farm, where they got to pick veggies like carrots, beets, and sugar snap peas!   He loved the sugar snap peas that we planted the seeds they give him and this plant is well over 4 feet tall!!!  This morning we found the first peas!!  Very exciting!!

I've been loving playing with my embossing paste on my cards and I hope you don;t get tired of seeing them!!  One this card I used white embossing paste and re-inkers to create the colored background!!  Very little goes a long way, remember that if you decide to try this technique out! 
Colored the image with Zig Clean Brush Markers again!  :)  Loving them very much!! 
Here is a list of all the SweetStamps products I used and links to the shop:
Simple Greeting Sentiment  (Happy Birthday)
I would like to share in the following challenges:

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! 


Friday, May 13, 2016

Pool Party Bear

Hello friends!! kel here today sharing a super fun card with this furry friend, Pool Party Bear Clear Stamp Set.  He is just adorable!

I wanted to keep him simple and looking like he was floating around the card... and I think maybe next time I'll make him into a shaker of some sort!!  How fun!!  I added some Epoxy dots with the Blue Sky 3D Enamel Gel... just absolutely love this because I don't have to spend so much money for a little sheet of dots anymore!!  And the colors are so wonderful... I want them all!!! haha!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wild Roses with Leah

I am totally in LOVE with this new stamp set!  It is so gorgeous, and it has so many possibilities!  This is the new "Wild Roses" stamp set, and I have paired it with the "Beautiful Day" stamp, to create this elegant card.

You can find more details about this card on my blog at Ode to Paper.

You can find the linked products in the online store at Sweet Stamps, as well as many other floral stamps and fun crafty stuff.  See you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tick Tock Kitties

Josette here with my Tuesday installment.  Sometimes, you just don't know what to make.  I was playing with my piccolo's and embossing them with different powders, when I thought about time and cats looking at the moon.  Not sure why I thought of that, but my blog is about little bits of inspiration, so this is a good example.
So here it is.  Cute, maybe but interesting yes.   This is a very simple card, A2 in size.  Primarily made with piccalos that have been embossed with different powders, mounted on dimensional and those cute cats colored with Copics.  A couple of ribbons, voila!! a Card.

So, let me tell you about the design and what techniques I used as there are some hidden treasures here.  The first one is the background paper.    I started with an embossing folder and waxed paper.  Then I ran two pieces of card stock with the wax paper in the middle through my MINC and inked it with Distress Inks and a dauber.  If you visit my Blog: Wax Paper Technique, I discuss the whole process with up close photos.

Next I embossed  the Piccolos: Vintage Clock with various powders.  The Frame: REAL_RUST
The Clock and Swirls: VINTAGE_GOLD.  These are all popped up on using dimensionals.  The stamp set is: What's new Pussycat?  It's a party time is from an unknown source that was embossed in gold.  Matt is a brown card base and a bronze and Rust colored ribbon completes the pictures.

Well that is all for today,
Stop back next week for more MINC techniques using Sweet Stamp products.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, May 9, 2016


Hello! This is Kim and today I am sharing this card using the Cabbage Rose stamp. I embossed the image using clear embossing powder. I then watercolored it in then fussy cut and popped it onto the circle die cut using 3d foam tape. I also sponged the background using blue and green ink. The sentiment was die cut several times to create dimension. 

Our monthly challenge is still current. Click on the link on the top right sidebar and join us to win some fun prizes. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

You Make Me Smile

Hello Friends!!

First off, Happy Mother's Day, to all the lovely moms out there!  
Hope you have a wonderful day!!

I have a fun and bright card to share with you today...
I stamped the smiley faces from the Big Smiles stamp set randomly on my yellow cardstock base! 

I also used the fun "You Make Me Smile" sentiment from the set!

Sure to put a smile on someone's face!!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 6, 2016

GDT Tammi

Hello fans!

We'd like to once again give a warm welcome to Tammi from Making Memories!!


She's sharing her 2nd beautiful card using a Glam Girl Digital Stamp!!
She used the fun digital Shelly Glam Girl!!

What a lovely design!!


Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Elegant Entwined Roses with Leah

Hello everyone, I have some elegant roses on a card for you today.  I have used the Entwined Roses and Beautiful Day stamps to create this card, and I kept it fairly simple...I wanted the image to speak for itself!

If you would like to see more details about how I created this card, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

You can find the linked products in the Sweet Stamps online shop, hope to see you there soon!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Beary Best

Aloha friends! kel here sharing a simple card perfect for a little guy!!

This is the Beary Best clear stamp set in the Sweet Stamps store.  He is just too cute.  I wanted to keep this card on the masculine side so decided to keep it really simple and without a lot of patterns or embellishments.. just a simple baker's twine  bow around some solid colored banners to keep it all together!!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you again soon!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Penguin: A Birthday Card

Josette here with another Tuesday Installment:  Todays' card is just plain cute!!

This is a fairly simple card with a big bang happy!  So let's discuss how I made it and the product used.  This is a 5.5" square card.  The base layer is white cardstock.  The Mat, is a piece of watercolor paper.  I randomly dropped Distress reinkers onto my craft sheet, misted with water until very thin, and dragged my paper through the puddles.  Once dry, I enhanced by further misting with water and letting dry.  I usually created several back grounds at a time, trying out different color combos.  Then when I need a base, just pull out the stack and go from there.

The image is from February Release: Cool Penguin.  I used  Classy Circle Frame and coated it with Enamel_Powder_ENCHANTED_AUBERGINE.  Using a circle die, cut out the Penguin just slightly larger than the opening and glued in place.  Added a circle of fun foam to the back.  Stamped the Birthday greeting from:  Kitty_Sweets_Clear_Stamp in black ink and heat embossed with fine clear embossing powder.  A black and white polka dotted bow was all that was needed to finish this card.

The Penguin was colored with Copics.  I used W0 to add shadow and R24 for the Bow with R27 for shadow.  Ready for mailing!!!

Hope you enjoy my Happy Penguin Card,  Come back next week for more card ideas!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, May 2, 2016

Especially For You

Happy Moday! This is Kim here to share with you my card using the Black Eyed Susans stamp and coloring it in with Copic markers. I added some shimmer to the flowers. The background was done using the Roof Tiles stencil. I sponged it using yellow and a deeper shade of orange inks. The panels were then cut into thirds. I stamped the sentiment using the Simple Greetings set and popped the image onto the panels using 3D foam tape and added some pearls.
Be sure to enter our monthly challenge to win some fun prizes from the Sweet Stamps store.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May's Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!

We have a new monthly challenge...

Our theme is....
Anything Goes 

Remember you still have time to join in our 
April's Anything But A Card Challenge & since last month's Anything Goes challenge posted late it's overlapping with this month's challenge which means you have the opportunity to enter twice, but only for a few more days!  :) 
April's Anything Goes Challenge

Here are this month's DT Sweeties inspirational projects...

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, tags, etc.} You could win some SWEET things of your own by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!