Thursday, July 19

Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas in July Blog Hop

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating Christmas in July!!! with a really nice blog hop, feauturing old and brand new Christmas stamps!!! I created 2 cards using Christmas Light and Christmas Joy Set!
Lots of great things are happening at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps during these pre-holiday festivities!  ALL Christmas clear stamps are 20% off through Wednesday, July 25.  Three new holiday sets are in stock early, for a fun pre-release, and they you can get them before they are released in September and October... if you buy them now, you can take advantage of the sale price!

Every order of $25 in Christmas clear stamps will receive Gingerbread Man, a darling new 2" x 2" mini clear set.  And as always, all clear stamp orders of $50 or more get this month's free w/ stamp set, Christmas Candle (while supplies last).

Here are the cards I created:

Christmas Light: This is very simple and elegant card. I used "Christmas Light Set" and Christmas Light Candle Die". This is a 5" square card.

  • Make card base from White Cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from White cardstock (4 3/8" square), Score lines at each side of panel (3/8" and 1/2")
  • Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Tie on gold tinsel.
  • Add a couple of Gold head nails. Mat this piece with a 4.5" square panel of Good as Gold Cardstock.
  • Die-cut Candle, stamp image onto die cut piece in Watermark Versamark Ink, add Gold embossing powder and adhere it to card with large Pop dots.
  • Adhere panel to card base with large pop dots.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardtsock: White, Good as Gold (GKD)
  • Stamps: Christmas Light (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
  • Ink: Watermark Versamark (Tsukineko). Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Gold Head nails, Gold tinsel (etsy)
  • Accessories: Candle Light Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Scor-buddy, Pop dots, Scor-tape.


Merry Christmas: I called this card my AOLC: Almost One Layer Card. I made it that way, but then I decided to change it a little bit and stamped an extra image, die-cut it using one of the new die-cuts from SNSS, I like it much better this way :)

  • Make card base from White cardstock. A2 size.
  • Stamp image on card in Barn Door Distress Ink.
  • Stamp sentiment in Forest Moss Distress Ink.
  • Tie on ribbon, Create a triple bow with Bow-easy. Add a gold brad and adhere it to card.
  • Add Green Rhinestones.
  • Stamp image on an extra piece of White cardstock. Die-cut it and stamp Decorative Toppers.
  • Adhere die-cut piece to card.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White (GKD)
  • Stamps: Christmas Joy, Decorative Frame Toppers (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
  • Ink: Barn Door Distress, Forest Moss Distress (Ranger)
  • Embellishments: Green Seam Binding Ribbon (etsy), Gold brad (American Crafts), Green Rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • Accessories: Decorative Plaque Dies (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Pop dots, Heat gun.

Hope you like my projects!

Ready to see what the Design Divas and a few special friends have been up to with their Christmas stamps?  Take a look (and be sure to read on, for information about how you can join in on this hop  and win some prizes):

 And what's the best part about Christmas in July?  We want YOU to play along with us!  Just link up your Christmas project using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps below and join in our Customer blog hop.  You have until Sunday, July 22 at 11:59 PM EST to play along.  One randomly selected participant will receive their choice of one Christmas clear stamp set!

Have a great day and happy hopping!!


  1. These are GORGEOUS cards! Wow! Love what you did with the candle!

  2. WOW! Gorgeous, Giovana! Love the clean, crisp use of white space on both cards! The gold on the first card is simply elegant! The cardinal stamped in red is stunning against the white background! Fabulous cards, my friend!

  3. Giovana - I am in AWE! These are absolutely lovely. You have such amazing detail on a clean and simple card!

  4. Lovely cards Goivana. Love the embossing and clean designs.

  5. Fabulous cards Giovana, love how you use one color for each image. I would have never thought of doing that, but I love it....

  6. WOW! Very cool, very pretty, simply elegant! Love the gold embossing & tinsel on the first and your image on the die, popped up, colorful CAS 2nd card.

  7. Two very nice and elegant cards! The popped die cut images do add a lot of flair to the cards without making them look too "busy" or "fussy".

  8. Gorgeous! I love the gold on the white and all the white framing... Both of these are fantastic!

  9. Gorgeous designs Gio! Love the gold embossing on the first one and how you popped up the image. And your cardinal design is so classy looking. Great job ;)

  10. Very pretty cards!! Love the simple embossing on the first and how you raised the image on the second!!