Monday, August 8, 2016

Smile

Hello! Kim here to share with you a card using The Cabbage Rose and Keep Calm stamp set. I am also using the Tangrams Art Stencil to create my background.
I embossed the Cabbage Rose using white embossing powder. I then created the background using Sweet Stamps' Tangram art stencil in shades of Dandelion and Montego Bay. I created a mask for the cabbage rose using a piece of post it note. I colored in the image using a shade of yellow, green and red. I used a water brush to distribute the colors. The sentiment is from the Keep Calm set. I freehand the banner and adhered it onto the card using 3d tape. I felt it needed something so I randomly added some rhinestones.
I made a mistake of swiping the red ink with the first card below and it smeared a bit onto the stenciled background so I ended up with two cards :) The top one I placed the stencil in a different direction.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hello! This is Kim. You can never have enough birthday cards. Today, I am using Sweet Stamps Party Mouse to make my card. I created the background using Sweet Stamps Roof Tile stencil. The light purple was done using a combination of pink and purple inks.The mice are colored in using Copic markers. I added blue around the image and randomly placed rhinestones on the image panel.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mini Birthday Gift Bags witih Leah

Hello everyone!  I hahve some fun mini Birthday Gift Bags for you today for Sweet Stamps :)






I created these gift bags using several products from the Sweet Stamps store, can you guess which ones?  To find out for sure, you can visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

Come back soon for more inspiration from our talented design team :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello! Kim here to share with you a Christmas in July card using Mr. and Mrs. Snow Duo. I created the scene using a snowflake embossing folder and die cut the snow. The snow couple was colored in using Copic markers and I added snow and polka dots to them using a white gel pen. I also added glitter to the snow.
Be sure to check out our current challenge and enter to win a prize from the store.



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Gerbera Daisy Bunch with Leah

HI!  I have a simple card for you today, with a great image that's unusually colored lol.


I colored Gerbera Daisy Bunch image with a mechanical pencil...lol.  The background is colored with Prismacolor Premiere pencil number 936 (Slate Grey).  Took a risk and it worked out!

You can find this stamp in the Sweet Stamps online shop :)

See you soon!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Hello Sunshine

Hello! Kim here. I am so happy to be able to stamp and share a card with you today. I am using the Field Flowers Silhouette set. I started by sponging the circle using Sweet Stamps' Ink Spots in Montego Bay and In the Pink. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July's Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!

Welcome back to another monthly challenge!!
Are you ready?!?!?! 

First, our winner from June's Anything Goes Challenge....
Drum roll please......

Ema!

Please contact us (within one week at sweetstamps (at) gmail (dot) com) to claim your sweet prize!!

Our theme is....
Anything Goes

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


And here are our  DT Sweeties projects...

Leah

Kim



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!



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thinking of You Dragonflies with Leah

I have a purplishious Thinking of You card today using some Dragonflies Accents from Sweet Stamps.  I used a different technique for the background, and if you'd like more details, you can find them on my blog at Ode to Paper.


To create this card I used the following products from Sweet Stamps online shop :)

Dragonflies Accents
Framed Handwritten Words stamp set
Picocolo enamel and embossing powder adhesive fluid
Enchanted Aubergine enamel powder

Don't forget to visit the Sweet Stamps blog this week for a special announcement regarding the two monthly challenges :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hello Sweet Stamps fans!

We have a brief announcement regarding the Anything Goes and Anything but a Card Challenges here on the Sweet Stamps blog.

  For the rest of the summer (July, August, September) we will only be having one challenge per month.  The Anything Goes challenge will continue on the first Sunday of every month, except for this month (July) when it will begin on the second Sunday. I hope everyone will continue to play along!  

The Anything but a Card challenge will begin again in September or October (not sure on the dates yet), but we will announce the winners of the June challenge on the third Sunday of July as usual.

See you all soon!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Special Thank You Card with Leah

HI everyone, I am on my way out of town today, but I have a classy Thank you card for you today first!


I created this project using three products from the Sweet Stamps online shop...can you guess which ones?  If you would like to know the answer please visit my blog at Ode to Paper :P

Come back again soon for more great inspiration from the talented design team!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello! This is Kim and I am sharing this birthday card today using the adorable Party Mouse set. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in using Copic markers. I created the background with the markers also. I wanted to make this a fun birthday card so I used a variety of patterned papers and added the heart embellishment.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Mouse Tags

Morning-
Another project?  Well yes!!  :) 
This one is a bit simpler than what I have been trying out lately!
Today's project is geared towards kids/children. 
I have a few birthday's coming up and I wanted to make my own tags for the special birthday recipient!   The tag is colorful and fun!!  Who wouldn't shake those stars around?!?! 

The base of the tag is a wood veneer tags.  I simply traced the tag onto patterned paper and trimmed accordingly.   I used mod podge to adhere the paper to the tag.  I didn't want the paper to be my focal point, so I covered it with a thin layer of Golden Gesso.  Once it was dried, I applied a small of Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the edges.  While that dried I colored, fussy cut and create my shaker photo frame.  

See told you it was much simpler than my other creations!  
Hope you are having a great weekend. 

See you soon!  

Hugs! 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Heartfelt Thinking of You

I have a Thinking of You card to show you today.  I used several products from Sweet Stamps to create this project, and you can find those products on my blog at Ode to Paper.


There are many versatile products in the Sweet Stamps online store, products that can be used for virtually any form of paper crafting.  See you soon with more fun and inspiration!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Simple Roses

Aloha friends!  kel from Scraps and photoGRAFFS here today sharing with you a pretty and CAS card using the Live, Laugh, Love Roses clear stamp set!!


This set is so simple and so pretty!!  I just love how these came out!!  I colored them up (which took no time at all btw!) and then trimmed them out before popping them up on some 3D foam squares and slapping them together on a white on white card!  So simple to do but so pretty!!

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

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Cameo in Sepia: Technique

Hello, Josette here for Tuesdays project.  I love the look of Cameos and the stamp by Sweet stamp is the perfect image for this technique.  Lets Take a look and I will share the technique highlights.


Full details on the technique will be showcased on my Blog later this week, so stay tuned.  My blog is: Little Bits, stop by in a few days and I will have a photo tutorial posted.  

But I will share the process here.  Using 140# cardstock, I brushed a mixture of Distress ink and water loosely onto the paper and dried.  Then I used a dark brown Archival ink to stamp the image.  After completely dry, I brushed in more of the distress ink to fill the shadows.  In this photo I used Gathered Twigs as it bleaches with purple and teal tones.  The next step was using a liner brush, painted household bleach onto the stamped image and let dry naturally.  All that was needed was a tag and a bow.  Perfect!!

Here is the close up of the Cameo, I love the various browns with a hint of color!

Thank you again for visiting, and be sure and stop by my blog for detailed information on this technique. 
Happy Crafting,
Josette

Monday, June 20, 2016

Thinking of You

Hello! This is Kim. I just received some fun products and had to put them to use. I started by making the background with the Tangrams stencil using Sweet Stamp' Ink Spots. I then used the Field Flower Silhouette's stamp set to stamp the floral image and die cut using a scallop die and popped it onto the card front using 3d tape. The sentiment was heat embossed using white embossing powder and adhered to the card.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

June's Anythng But A Card Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Ready for another challenge?!

First up, our winner from May's Challenge....
21. Troppostella's Style
Beautiful ATC creation!!
Here is another one of her beautiful entries!!!
Please contact us (within one week at sweetstamps (at) gmail (dot) com) to claim your sweet prize!!

Time for another monthly challenge!
Our theme is....
Anything But A Card Challenge 

DT Sweeties projects...

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store 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!!***

Just a reminder you have a chance to enter our June's Anything Goes Challenge!!  Check it out here!!

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Framed Garden Poppies

Hi everyone-
Have you missed me?  Well, I hope so, cause I have missed you all!
Things are still hectic around here, but they are going a lot smoother.
  
I've been staring at my stamps for weeks, so today I decided to actually make the time to do some crafting!  The idea for this card has been buzzing I n my head, since having a conversation with my friend Amanda!   So I had to get it out. 
All the items used can be found at SweetStamps and are linked back to the shop.
I stamped Italian Writing in Tuxedo black ink and sponged Antique Linen. 
Then I laid a thin layer of translucent embossing paste, using Kitchen Floor stencil. 
To accentuate Poppies Garden flowers; which were colored with Copics and fussy cut, I applied a black frame around it!

In the picture, the card looks a little warped but, once I put it between a few heavy books, it will straighten out!  

I hope you are all haveing a great weekend, see you soon. 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for June's Anything But A Card Challenge. 

Hugs. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kitty Sweets with Leah

Hello everyone! I have a sweet little card for you today using the Kitty Sweets clear stamp set :)


You can see more details about this card on my blog at Ode to Paper :)

You can find this stamp set in the online shop at Sweet Stamps, and don't forget, the monthly Anything but a Card challenge starts on Sunday!  See you soon:)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DIY Coloring Page

Aloha friends!  kel from Scraps and photoGRAFFS here today sharing with you a sorta DIY coloring page!!

This card is made using the Chalkboard Flowers #2 Clear set and the sentiment is from the Simple Greetings Clear set


Let me just say HOW FUN this card was to make.  I stamped a bunch of different of the flowers from the set all over the background, trying my best to not leave white space and trying not to stamp on top of another stamp.  I made it like a coloring page!!  You know, I never had much interest in those coloring books for adults but I TOTALLY have interest in them when they're ones I make myself!! haha!!

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

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Floral Distressing

Hello again.  Time for my Tuesday installment.  Today is a bit different.  I love techniques and spend a great deal of time "playing'.  My favorite application is to make backgrounds, so that is what I did.
Take a look at the card, and I will share the process.
This card was made with just backgrounds and then the image was stamped and colored.  Both the focal image and the background was the mostly the same inks but on different papers.


Close up of Tag:  double click on image to see better
Here is the background that is hard to see on the finished card.  Using distress stain, I placed them in puddles on my craft mat.  This group is Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather, Frayed Burlap.  Then in the center of all of these stains added picket fence and ran Water Color paper through the puddles.  In this instance the paper was wet.

For the tag, I did the same, but on a manilla tag.  Inks were: Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber with Picket Fence Stain.  The tag was dry and I quickly dried to keep the Picket Fence "White".  Then I stamped in a black Pigment ink with this stamp:Black Eyed Susans and colored them carefully, just to enhance the color but stay with the basic background palette.  
The Picture does not do this card justice.  It finishes as an A2 size, top folding.  Perfect for any occasion.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Keep Calm

Hello! This is Kim, sharing this card using this new stamp set called Keep Calm. I love the serene look of the image and the flowing hair makes it so much fun to color. I used Copics and added yellow for a glowing highlight. I sprayed some splash ink to create the background. I then stamped the sentiment and added a button and bow.



Friday, June 10, 2016

Happy 'Bird'day!!!

Hello friends!! kel here today with these little flying friends are from the Happy Bird Day clear set.  Love these two cuties and that sentiment!  How fun is this birthday wish?!?


I colored them up with my Copics and then laid them across the card... it was actually laid out like this to cover up the seam!!  I had only one square-ish piece of this PP left and it wasn't big enough to use as a card front, so I cut it in half and separated it so it would fit on the card!!  Yay for being sneaky!!!  haha.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Clean and Simple Card with Leah

Hello everyone, I have created a fun CAS card for you today using the negative cuts from the card I created last week!


Clean and simple cards can be just as effective as fancy cards, and sometimes the simplicity of them says even more :)  I love the look of CAS cards, but sometimes it's hard to rain myself in!

I created this card using Pretty Petals and Betty's Bloom Sweet Cuts dies and the Framed Handwritten Words stamp set.

You can visit my blog at Ode to Paper to see more details :)

Come back soon to see more beautiful inspiration from our talented design team :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pucker Up!

Hello friends!! kel here today with this lovely hubba bubba from the Frog Prince Kiss clear set.


I just love the sentiment... so cute.  And look at that frog!!  He is just adorable!!  haha!!  I colored him up with my Copics and then added him to a CAS card because I wanted him to stand out... and I love the PP I paired him with too!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

An Old Fashioned Floral Card


Josette here with my Tuesday Card.  This card is simple as well.  I created the background with pink and silver glimmer mist, added a touch of teal, and cut down.  Using a punch Created a doily.
The focal image was colored with Distress Markers, die cut and mounted onto a black card stock that was fussy cut using the die cut as the pattern. 

No sentiment required.
This is an example of a simple card that is easy to mail.

Thank you for stopping by, 
Happy Crafting,
Josette

Monday, June 6, 2016

Heartfelt Wishes

Hello! Kim here today to share with you this card showcasing the beautiful flowers and sentiment from two stamp sets. I have been dying to get this Wild Roses stamp colored. I used various shades of red and green Copic markers to color then fussy cut when done. I adhered the flowers onto the card front sung 3d tape. The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Wishes set. I die cut it using a doily die. I then added some sequins to the corners. The used Wink of Stella to add shimmer to the flowers.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June’s Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!

Welcome back to another monthly challenge!!

Are you ready?!?!?! 

First, our winner from May's Anything Goes Challenge....
Drum roll please......

94. Kathryn at KTC

Please contact us (within one week at sweetstamps (at) gmail (dot) com) to claim your sweet prize!!
Our theme is....
Anything Goes

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


DT Sweeties 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!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A shaker card with Leah

Hello everyone, I have created a fun shaker card for you this week in some bright summery colors :)  If you would like to see more details about this project, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper :)


I have used the following products which are all linked directly to the store for you ;)

Betty's Bloom Sweet Cuts die
Pretty Petals Sweet Cuts Die
Fancy Leaf Sweet Cuts die
Beautiful Day rubber stamp
Moroccan Tile 5 x 7 stencil


Come back soon for more inspiration!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Little Birdie...

Hello friends!! kel here today sharing a super fun card with these little flying friends from the Happy Bird Day clear set.


I just love these two telling secrets!!  haha!  And I went with another CAS card for this one too... and I even broke out the super old decorative scissors!! I needed a chevron/zig zag but my punches are in a drawer that is blocked off by some boxes in my craft room rehaul... so I had to get a little creative!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

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,
Josette

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 SweetStamps.com 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
Josette