Saturday, April 6

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps April Blog Hop Day 1: Birthday Bash + Dies

Welcome to Day #1 of your April Release Features! 

 by Korin Sutherland 6x8  $26 

Birthday Bash Dies   
Coordinates with Birthday Bash by Korin Sutherland  Set of 18 $23.75

This fantastic stamp set is a must have for all of your birthday needs and the matching die set just make it even more fabulous!

  • Stamp set includes 18 images and 9 sentiments 
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The party hat image measures approximately 1 3/8" x 2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $26  
  • Die set includes 18 dies
  • Can be used with or without the stamp set
  • Die set is priced at $23.75
  • Get them BOTH for just $45 when you purchase the Birthday Bash Bundle-available for a limited time!
Let me show you the projects I created :

Girly Happy Birthday: Having a girl at home I am always in need of Birthday cards for her friends, especially the girls who love pink ;) So I decided to create a cute girly card with glitter on it.

  • Make card base from Pink Cardstock.
  • Mat White CS and Patterned Paper, add zig-zag stitches.
  • Die-cut and emboss a piece of Yellow CS using Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies.
  • Die-cut, emboss and stencil a piece of White CS using Circle Nestabilities Dies.
  • Die-cut hat and hat top from Pink CS. Stamp images in Love Letter Ink.
  • Add pink ribbon to hat bottom. Add pieces to White Circle piece with foam tape. Mat circle pieces and adhere them to card.
  • Stamp sentiment on White CS in Love Letter Ink, cut sides to create a banner look, add piece to card.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Innocent Pink, Lemon Drop (GKD), Neenah Solar White (CutCardstock)
  • Patterned paper: Victoria Garden (Echo Park Paper)
  • Ink: Memento Love Letter (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Pink Ribbon (May Arts), Star Dust STickles (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Pop dots.

Masculine Birthday Card: Of course guys don't like pink or glitter, LOL. So this is my take on a masculine birthday card. I also tried for the first time the "Chalkboard Technique", super easy and fun!!

  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from Kraft CS (3.5" x 4.75"), ink all edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Stamp little dots on about half panel in Versamark Ink, add Clear Embossing powder and heat set. Add little strips of Patterned Paper [TIP: Great use of little scraps}
  • Die-cut Decorative Plaque panel from Black CS. Rub piece with Embossing buddy, stamp image with Versamark Ink and add White Embossing Powder. Heat set. Apply white ink on image and edges (as much or little as you want, I used my thumb )
  • Add jute and blue twine.
  • Add panels to card with large foam tape.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Ivory, Kraft, Black (GKD)
  • Patterned Paper: From the Record 2 (Echo Park Paper)
  • Ink:Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger), Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
  • Embellishments: Jute twine, Blue Twine
  • Accessories: Decorative Plaque Dies (SNSS), Clear Embossing powder, White Embossing powder, Large pop dots.

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this adorable stamp set to one lucky commenter!  

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, April 10th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Thursday, April 18th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!


  1. First card is so pink and girly,
    like the stickles, and love the manly look of the second card!

  2. Fun cards! Such fun having the ruffled ribbon on the party hat!! Wonderful masculine look on the second card!

  3. Oh my~I LOVE that girlie hat! The ruffle is a BEAUTIFUL touch Giovana~
    The masculine card is awesome!

  4. Was staring at the girly card shouting SWEET {in my mind} and actually gasped out loud when I saw the boy card. Cannot decide which I like more--excellent work!

  5. Wow...your first card is so stinken cute!! Love the design paper, and the way you added the ribbon to that hat is fantastic!! Love your masculine card hard to make mascuine cards..I think you nailed it!

  6. Great cards. Love the ruffle on the hat.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  7. I love how you added the ruffled ribbon to the hat!!!! Adorable!

  8. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your feminine take with the ruffles AND your masculine take with the chalkboard - I am definitely doing the chalkboard with these dies, I love using them!

  9. What fantastic cards! I love your ruffled party hat!

  10. WOW..I just love that girl card. It's so cute. The stitching really makes an impact. The masculine card has a fantastic design.


  11. I LOVE both your cards! I like the lacy bkgrd. on the first along with all the girly touches. Love that script on the HB stamp! The second one is a wonderful way to use up scraps1 And the chalkboard tq is so popular right now. Your work is awesome!

  12. Your cards are a perfect example of how one stamp set can be both feminine and masculine, Gio! I love both of your cards, but especially the colors and the ribbon ruffle (how creative) on the hat in the first one...but then I just love a pretty feminine card! LOL! Hugs!

  13. Great girly card, love the ruffle on the party hat! thanks for the manly card too, always a stretch for me!

  14. both your cards are fabulous! I love how you showed the versatility to this set

  15. great cards - this hop is so great - so much inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

  16. Love the cards Giovana!! the ruffles on the first card and the chalkboard on the second are fabulous!

  17. Great job on both of your cards. So perfect for a girl and boy card. I adore the ruffles around the party hat. The perfect touch.

  18. What darling cards! Love these ideas.

  19. These are two fabulous cards!! Love your colors and that ruffly hat on the first card, and the second one is just so perfectly masculine. Great job!

  20. Wow Gio, what fun cards and LOVE how you did the bit of ruffle, uber creative :)

  21. These are terrific. I love the layered embellishments and gender appropriate designs. Great job.

  22. Wonderful birthday cards. I like the ribbon on the party hat on the first one.

  23. Great masculine and feminine cards! Love the ruffle added to the b-day hat. TFS God bless!!

  24. Very pretty cards Giovana. Love the elegant look on the first one. The ribbon looks great on the party hat. The white embossed greeting is awesome on the tag! Great colors!

  25. These are amazing, Giovana! I love the cardboard look and the little ruffle on the hat is divine!

  26. Fantastic cards! I love all the girly details on the first card espcially the pink ribbon trim. :) Your second card is very cool. I love that stamp. Such a cool way to say happy birthday.

  27. What a fun idea to use the ruffle ribbon as hat trim! Great masculine birthday card.

  28. I like both cards, but especially the colors and sparkle on the first. The fussy ruffle really dresses up the party hat!

  29. Oh, the ruffle on the hat is such a nice touch! Fab creations!

  30. What great cards! I love the hat and the ribbon--and what a perfect masculine version!

    Chris L.

  31. This is just Stunning!
    Love everything about it!
    Thank You so much for sharing
    your wonderful talent
    with all of us!!