Thursday, March 1

Sweet 'n Sassy March Release

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March New Release Celebration!  The Design Divas are so excited to be kicking off this month's amazing stamp release with a blog hop today.  You are probably joining me from Kim Schofield's blog; if not, be sure to head back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog so you don't miss a thing!

Here are my projects:

Congrats card: Using the new "Pennant Party" Set.

  • Die-cut and emboss a couple of pieces of White Cardstock using Beaded Squares Dies. Create a card.
  • Die-cut a square piece of Patterned Paper and Light Blue Cardstock. Mat together and add zig-zag stitches. Adhere it to card base.
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Die-cut pennants, stamp image onto pennants and add Star Dust Stickles. Set aside to dry.
  • After pennants are dried, adhere them to card.
  • Thread a yellow button with Twine and add twine bows.
  • Add clear rhinestones.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Light Blue.
  • Patterned Paper: Honey Cake Collection (My Mind's Eye)
  • Stamps: Pennant Party (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo & Mustrad Seed Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Yellow button, Twine, Clear Rhinestones, Star Dust Stickles.
  • Accessories: Pennants Dies (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Beaded Squares & Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-tape, Sewing machine


Vintage PostCard: Using the new "PostCard" Set

  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock.
  • Create a background with the long stamp image.
  • Stamp Post Card saying in Vintage Photo Ink.
  • Stamp postal image in Tea Dye Ink.
  • Distress all edges and mount this piece on Chocolate Cardstock. Add stitches.
  • Stamp "stamp image" , die-cut it and then add it to card with foam tape.
  • Tie on ribbon and copper tinsel.
  • Sponge cover of your card.
  • Adhere panel to card base.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Chocolate.
  • Stamps: PostCard (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress, Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Copper tinsel.
  • Accessories: Post Stamp Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Distresser (CTMH), Sewing machine, Pop dots, Sponges, Scor-tape. 
Hope you like my creations!

We hope you enjoy checking out the projects as much as we've enjoyed making them!  Ready to get started?  Your next stop is Holly McMillen's blog.
And just in case,  here is the whole list of team members hopping along with us today:

Giovana Smith---You are HERE

After the hop, make plans to join us for our New Release Party over in our Member Company Forums on Splitcoaststampers.  We'll have full reveals of all the stamp and dies sets being released this month, challenges to inspire you, and of course fun chatter with great friends!  See you there!

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  1. I love the simple yellow and blue on your congrats card. And your vintage card is so simple and the little touch of color and tinsel is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful Giovana! Love how you used the decorative image to create the postcard background, so pretty! And the banner card is great with the circle edge and those bright colors!

  3. I loved your cards. So unique!

  4. love your cards Giovana! the second one is my favourite. Very vintage looking.

  5. These are pretty Giovana! I like all the dots in the Pennant card and the vintage feel of your second card.

  6. these creations are so stunning and brilliant!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. these creations are so stunning and brilliant!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Beautiful cards Gio! Love the postcard one especially...

  9. Stunning cards, Giovana! I love the banner card (I've never seen that beaded square die before-so cool!). Your second card is pure perfection. ;)

  10. I love how you created that background on the postcard card!

  11. Love the beaded square shape of your first card, Giovana! A perfect base for your cheerful pennant! What a great idea using one of the elements from the postcard set to create your background...very creative! Both cards are fabulous!

  12. Fabulous card Giovana. Love the pretty banners with the Baker's Twine on the first one... great shape too. Your second one is so creative. Love how you used the line to make your background. Very creative.

  13. I love your creations ! Especially the gorgeous scalloped square - it really "pops" - fabulous x
    Thanks for the inspiration - I'll hop on now !
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  14. Both cards are fabulous!! I love the bright yellow pennant!

  15. The cards are so pretty, and you really have a unique way of photgraphing them!

  16. Giovanna, these are amazing. I love the card base for the first one. So cool!

  17. that pennant card. Fabulous colors - so cheerful!

  18. What beautiful cards!! Love your great dp and sweet banner!!

  19. These are BOTH amazing! WOW!

  20. Giovana, I LOVE how you've used the new stamps....I just can't wait to get the vintage postcard set, you've inspired me so much with your card using it!