Jul 24, 2019

Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas in July Bloghop and Sale


Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas in July bloghop and giveaway. One lucky commenter will win a $50 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. You have until 11:59 pm EST to leave a comment on all the participating blogs.

Today also starts our Christmas sale where all Christmas and winter stamp sets are on sale for 25% off No Code Needed through July 31st! What a savings for you to add to your collection, head on over while the section is good.



Now for the deets on my cards, the first card I used three different sets. I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel. Using the Original MISTI I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Word Art set using Gina K Designs embossing ink and embossed in Rose Gold powder. I stamped the branch from the Christmas Pine set in Christmas Pine ink by Gina K Designs around the outer edge of the card and then I also went around the outer edge using Key Lime ink and the Life Changing Blending Brushes by Picket Fence Studios. I felt as if needed a little something more so I used the holly from the Christmas Silhouettes set and embossed it also in rose gold around the outer edge as well. It was really hard to photograph this card to show its true beauty with the embossing. 


The second card uses one of my favorite Christmas sets, Crazy for Snowmen because I am crazy for snowmen and anything snow.  have a 9' tree dedicated to nothing but snow/snowmen and it has over 400 ornaments on it so you can say I have a thing for snowmen. 
To create this card I started with a top folding white card base and a couple of white panels. On one of the panels I used a snowflake stencil (not sure the company because its not marked) along with Gina K Designs ink and of course the Life Changing Blending Brushes by Picket Fence Studios. 
Using the Mini MISTI, I stamped the snowman on another white pane and colored it using Copic markers. Next using that same stencil I placed it over the snowman and then used some of the Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel, this stuff is amazing! It goes on like butter and is so easy to clean up. I should have done this next step earlier so don't do like me, I decided that I wanted to cut out the snowman with a die stead of just trimming it, so even with the glitter gel on it I ran it through the Gemini Jr using the stitched oval die by Gina K Designs and popped it in the center of the snowflake panel with foam tape. 


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36 comments :

  1. Both of your cards are beautiful, but I'm also a sucker for snowmen, so it's my favorite. ;) Thank you for sharing!

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  2. What wonderful backgrounds! I love the pine boughs and the inking that makes them seem to glow. So pretty!

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  3. I love the snowman! So joyful and playful. We decorate our home in Snowman and Snowflakes for holidays, getting me in the mood for Christmas.

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  4. All of those snowflakes in the middle of our heatwave makes me want to cry....I long for cool weather!!!! It is such a cute card--what a cute face.

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  5. Fabulous work on
    your cards! So
    pretty and festive.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. Love the pine border on your first card and the frosty look of your second one! Two lovely cards!

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  7. These are both so beautiful Ceal! Love that pretty pine border and I'm crazy for snowmen too! I need to try some of that glitter gel one of these days!

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  8. One can't go wrong using a snowman on a Christmas card. The first card is very creative too.

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  9. Love both cards, Ceal, especially the snowman! I have to try those blending tools.

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  10. I can tell that you enjoyed making both of these pretty cards!

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  11. Two great cards. Love the way you did the border on the first one and that snowman is so cute. TFS

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  12. Love all the gold embossing on the first card; it's a lovely card. And the snowman always brings a smile to my face; I love them! Beautiful card.

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  13. Two really different cards but equally fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  14. Wow they are amazing love love love

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  15. Cute cards. I really love the pine border and that snowman is so sweet. Your snow tree sounds fun.

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  16. Love these cards, Ceal! Beautiful mix of green foliage + gold embossing. And of course, that snowman is begging me to get out some wintery fun stamps!

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  17. Beautiful holiday greenery border and the snowman is adorable!

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  18. I love the wonderful cards you made. I really love that lovely frame you made to show off the fantastic sentiment on the first one. And of course, I love the snowman too.

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  19. Very pretty cards, thanks for sharing!

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  20. your cards are delightful - love the sentiment on the first card

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  21. Love the stamped border and inking that showcases the bold sentiment!

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  22. Great cards! Love that gold!

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  23. Awesome cards! Love the order and sentiment on the first card, and the adorable snowman and pretty snowflakes on your second card!

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  24. Lovely cards Ceal... the frame looks amazing. Love the touch of gold heat embossing! Very classy. Sweet snowman card.

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  25. I love cards with large sentiments surrounded by a beautiful border, and you definitely nailed it!

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  26. I’m loving these holiday cards. You did a wonderful job with the products!

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  27. Wonderful cards, great border on the first one and the snowman sure is cute!

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  28. Love the colors on the snowman card!

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  29. Both cards are just lovely! Really gets me inspired to start making Christmas cards!

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  30. Great cards and that little snowman is so sweet.

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  31. Both cards are beautiful, but I too just love snowmen!

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  32. Cute snowman card and I like the framing of the sentiment on the first one.

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