SweetStamps Creations

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christmas Greenery

Good morning!
Are you getting excited about our August release party happening tomorrow??
The new stamps are really something special and I know you will love them!! 
I already put in an order for the entire collection!!  That is how awesome they are. 

Well I am here today, to share the  project I made for this weeks "Christmas Greenery" challenge.  
The Poinsettia Flower was stamped and embossed on watercolor paper.  I used distress inks to the color the petals and leaf.  I them trimmed each one out and layered it on top of one another.  Creating a beautiful 3D flower.  I added yellow beads to the center for even more dimension. 

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Next week's challenge #181 is:
The monthly technique challenge is:
Parchment Craft
Details and Link-up can be found HERE

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Challenge #180 Christmas Greenery

My, my, it's the end of July! We have a few more days of our Christmas in July celebration and then we have a FABULOUS NEW RELEASE coming August 1st!

If you're coming to the Novi, MI stamp show this weekend (August 2 & 3) you'll be able to see all the NEW stuff! And we will have a Make & Take with a full display area showcasing the awesome work of our DT Sweeties and our Globecraft Piccolo gals - they have made some AMAZING mixed media projects! (You can see their work on our sister blog GlobecraftPiccolo.blogspot.com)

 Alright, on to this week's theme...
Christmas Greenery
Holly, poinsettias, wreaths and pine! Take a look at these fantastic creations from our DT Sweeties:

We'd love to see your Christmas Greenery creation (cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.), so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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Our Monthly Technique Challenge {Parchment Crafting or Use Vellum} runs through August 14th. Come join us!

***Check back later this week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties and Guest Designers!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas Tag Challenge

Hi everyone Monica here sharing my Christmas Tag challenge post for Sweetstamps.  I created this different tag using a new release CC12 Creative Corners stamp.  These are the nifitest stamps you will find you can create so many different things with them.  I created a medallion like centerpiece for my tag with Shades Dye - Burgundy and topped it of with a glitter brad.

 Here is a closer look at the centerpiece stamped image that was made with the Corners stamps
I also added a Sweetcuts deer in a foil paper a pefect added touch for the Christmas tag.  So let's see what everyone comes up with for this challenge and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Shades™ Dye Re-Inker BURGUNDYCC12 Creative Corners Set #12Classy Deer SweetCuts Die sc029

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas Tag Challenge

Happy Sunday!
We are still celebrating Christmas in July.
Our challenge this week is 
Lots of layers and soft colors and can you spot that tiny key?
I hope you'll join us, you still have a time to play!
For more inspiration scroll down or click HERE
The Sweet Stamp online store is always open and there are some really 
fun new releases still on sale!
Have a lovely day today!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas Tag Time

Hello!  I hope you are enjoying our Christmas in July fun this month!  Lisa here today to share a card that could be used for any purpose during the cool winter months...  I had so much fun playing with my stamps, distress inks, enamel gel and glitter!

Supplies Used:

I started this tag by first stamping my trees, and even generational stamping for a fuller effect.  I then used masking and my distress inks to create my winter sky.  The "snow" was created with my enamel gel and covered in white distress glitter.  To top it off I chose to staple my twine on.

Hope this gets your creativity flowing and in time for you to join our current challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas tag challenge with Shelly

Hi!  I had some Distress Ink fun with my tag!

- I dabbed the ink onto a Non-stick Craft mat, spritzed with water and dragged the tag through it. I started with the lightest color and worked up to the darker blue- dabbing less ink on for the darker colors.  I dried each color before using the next shade. (I used Salty Ocean, Broken China and Faded Jeans).
- Next, I added light modeling paste through the Memory Box 'Brilliant' stencil. Once dry, I sponged Faded Jeans ink lightly over the top of it.
-Next I added the SweetCuts dies- the deer was cut from Coordinations cardstock, the leaves from a SU Green.
- For the snowflake accents- I used Turquoise Lagoon enamel embossing powder and silver rhinestones.
- The seam binding is dyed to match the blues by dabbing ink onto the craft mat and spritzing with water.  I did a little 'direct to seam binding' to get some variation of color, spritzing with water after dabbing on the ink.

***Tip- for added texture and depth- I dabbed the enamel embossing adhesive around the edge of the tag and sentiment, and embossed the edges with Turquoise Lagoon enamel EP.

Thanks for stopping by today- we'd love to see your Christmas tag for the challenge!