Saturday 13 July 2013

SNSS July Mini Blog Hop Day 1

Hello and welcome to the first day of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
July Mini Blog Hops celebrating the July Releases!
Today we're highlighting a fabulous stamp set as well as an exciting die set.

Celebrate Today

Take a look at all those wonderful encouraging sentiments!  Here are the details:

Stamp set includes 2 images and 8 sentiments.
Set measures approximately 6" x 4".
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
It's priced at $15.

For my card I sponged the edges of a pre-cut tag with Stampin Up's Lavender
and stamped the flowers and sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink.
The striped ribbon is from Stampin Up.
I find it very helpful, especially for wide ribbon like this,
 to carefully use a lit match to "seal" the ends of the cut ribbon
so that it doesn't fray and has a neat edge.    That is unless you're going for
 shabby chic and aiming for a bit of fray!
I added a strip of lace over black so that it would really stand out and
finished off the whole card with pearl accents.

Doily Border Dies

Here's my card using these incredibly intricate and beautiful border dies.
I cut about 10 of these doily borders and because the dies are good quality
 and give a good crisp cut, it was very easy, the "little bits" pop out quickly and cleanly!
 I adhered them to the white card base for sort of a
 faux dry embossed look which hopefully resembles lace.
I used Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Decorative Plaque Dies for the sentiment panel,
 stamping above and below the sentiment with an accent from Decorative Frame Toppers.
The butterflies are created using the newly released Majestic Monarchs.
Check out the blog hop on Tuesday, June 16 for some inspiration using this beautiful butterfly set!
Inks used for this card include Stampin Up's Lucky Limeade,
Cool Caribbean, and Yoyo Yellow.

And here are the details:

Set of 2 dies.
Dies measure approximately 3/4 x 6.
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
Priced at $11.50.

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our DT in the thumbnails below.
Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because
Korin's giving away this set to one lucky winner!
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, July 19th.
The list of winners will be announced on  the SNSS website homepage by Monday, July 22nd.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Unknown said...

Amazing cards! Love how you used the doily border dies!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Simply beautiful cards. Lavender and black works so well together, I'm wondering why I've never tried this combo, because your tag card is gorgeous!
The butterfly card is stunning. Your design is so pristine and those dies are absolutely wonderful.

Tenia Nelson said...

GORGEOUS cards, dearie!!! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ah-amazing, Bridget! Such eye candy!

Sabrina said...

Both cards are stunning!! They have my two most favorite things in the whole world! The color purple and butterflies!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such beautiful the layered dies on the last.

Anonymous said...

lovely cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome projects. Love the doily borders on the second card. It makes it look like lace.

Message Keeper said...

Love that second card! Really looks like lace or a background dies! Thanks for the idea!

Linda said...

Beautiful. Love the butterflies.

Pati said...

ooooo, ahhhhh, wow! Beautiful cards Bridget! Pretty purple, pretty lace on the black strip, & cool ribbon on the first card! I didn't know flame would work on ribbon tho I remember my sisters using candles to seal edges of nylon material when making their down coats using a kit, back in the 70s. :) I usually use fray check on the edges, I'll have to remember to try flame, on the thicker ribbon anyway.
Lovely lacey background with the doily borders, wow!! Love all the white with the pops of color using butterflies! Very pretty!

craftymom205 said...

absolutely love the cards.

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Bridget. The sponging looks great on the first one... and oh, that doily background! Such an awesome idea.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Striking cards. Very lovely.

Sue D said...

Both cards are beautiful--love the striking color combo on the first and the butterflies and dies on the second.

merrymstamper said...

LOVE the butterfly card!!! Gorgeous colours!

Riette said...

Gorgeous background with the lace!

Michele I said...

very cute card

zehra said...

Oh my ur cards are gorgeous, love the intricate border and lace look, beautiful butterflies. Love the cards, the tag is gorgeous with the black and lace

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are incredibly beautiful.

Marsha said...

Oh, my ! These are sooo beautiful. Love the tag. The purple just pops and what gorgeous lace and ribbon.
All those beautiful die cuts on the second card - what a great idea. Just stunning. Thanks so much.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, both of them!

Unknown said...

Wow...amazing. Gorgeous cards. Beautiful colors. I love how you did the border card that is awesome. Beautiful cards.

R said...

love what you did with the border dies. this is breathtakingly beautiful... love love love it. TFS!

Unknown said...

I love this card. Thank you for sharing.

Janeen said...

It does look like lace

Stamping with grace said...

Wao! very beautiful cards you have here.

Birgit said...

beautiful cards! Love the lacy border.