Friday, August 15

Sweet 'n Sassy August Release!

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy  friends!  Welcome to the August 2014 Release!  Dies seem to be the trend in card making right now and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some fabulous new dies to release this month that coordinate with several of our summer stamp sets already available in the store!  The bonus is that even though these stamps and dies were designed to be summer sets, they can be used all year long!

As always Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and another  Release Day Challenge for you!

~One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, August 22nd!

 Now, for the Release!
First up…Beauty By the Sea Dies 
which coordinate with the Beauty By the Sea stamp set:

  • Die set includes 6 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set price is $15.25
For this card I created a "Congrats" card, my idea was to create to wedding card and ended up being a congrats card (but it can be used as a wedding card too, I think) The background was stamped in Versmark ink, then added Bridal embossing powder and heat set. The shells were stamped on textured cardstock in versamark ink and white embossing powder, then I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and die-cut them. I added jute twine to create a wreath, then added the shells (I used hot glue), cheese cloth and pearls. The sentiment was stamped in a banner and added to card with foam adhesive. 

which coordinate with the Happy Ocean Friends stamp set:
  • Die set includes 7 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set price is $16.75

For this card, my idea was to create a simple CAS card, but I ended up making a simple "Shaker card". Sorry for the bad lighting, I will try to post a new picture later. First I stamped, colored the images and die-cut them. Then I die-cut a circle piece of Vellum and stamped the bubbles and sentiment in Versamark ink, added white embossing powder a heat set. Then I created a frame, adhered the vellum piece and foam tape around the whole frame, added clear and blue sequins to the middle of my card base, adhered the frame to card base. Then, added the fishes to top of the vellum piece with foam tape, added few tiny little hearts and covered them with Crystal Lacquer.

And FinallyFlourish Seashells
which coordinate with the Flourish Seashells stamp set:

  • Die set includes 5 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set price is $11.75
Finally, for this card, first I spray the background with chocolate spray mist. I stamped the pieces on white cardstock and vellum paper, then die-cut them. Sponged the vellum pieces and glue them to the cardstock, hard to see here, but it gives a lot of dimension. Then, I created a panel with patterned paper, added stitches, then added the pieces, tied twine and the sentiment.


Can't decide what to get…here's the whole bundle:

Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code!

Our challenge is "Add a Die Cut"  Add at least 1 die cut to your card or project.  Use the Linky Tool below to add your card to the challenge gallery.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in No More than 3 Challenges.  

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:

  • You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
  • You'll have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to enter
  • We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
  • If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
  • Please use code SNSAUG2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, August 22nd to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!


  1. All 3 of your cards are super but I really love the rope-y wreath you created with the shells on it!
    Nice new dies!

  2. I adore the fish card, I am into shaker cards right now and have made a few for my friends. All 3 are great but I just love the shaker card

  3. Great cards! Love the twine on the first one :)

  4. LOVE love your cards Gio! the first one is gorgeous!

  5. Wonderful cards Giovana. Love the hamp twine wreath with those shells... great texures. The shaker is so cute!

  6. All of the cards are wonderful but that 1st one took my breath away! The coiled twine gives amazing texture and your shells are so beautiful

  7. Beautiful cards created with the new stamps <3

  8. What fabulous release projects, Giovana! The first is so elegant with the pretty embossed starfish on the background! Love the adorable shaker card, and the dark DP really helps to show off the vellum covered shells on your third. Three beautiful designs!

  9. All of your cards are wonderful. The details on each one are so well thought out.

  10. Very special cards. I like the dimension and texture.

  11. Oh baby, I especially love the first one. I like that you just embossed the background. I have trouble with backgrounds---but yours is so soft and elegant.

  12. All of your cards are amazing! Love the twine wreath on the first, the share card is adorable and great splatter effect on the third!

  13. The addition of the twine and the pearls add so much to your gorgeous card!

  14. WOW!! I absolutely have to did an awesome job!!!

  15. Wowza! I love all the cards, but the first one is my fav. I love the twine and the cheese cloth!

  16. I really like the first card with the blue shells on it. All the wonderful textures on your card are amazing!

  17. Really love the different textures in your cards. That shaker card is wonderful! I never thought of using vellum for the "window" part, instead of acetate. But it works so well. I may have to try that myself sometime. Tfs!