Tag Archives: Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps Lots of Layers Challenge

18 Oct

It is Tuesday and you know what that means?  A new challenge is up at Sweet Stamps blog.

Our challenge this time around is all about layers.

Lots Of Layers.

My inspiration for my layers was this lovely ribbon I had.

I made my layers by layering paper in all the colors in the ribbon.

I used a sentiment stamp from Sweet Stamps called: Hope your Birthday

If you love that cupcake die, it is available at Sweet Stamps and is called:  160 Cupcake.

All in all I just love how this turned out and am so happy I had the Ribbon to inspire me.

We love for our friends to join in on our challenges, so head on over to Sweet Stamps blog and see what out Design Team members have come up with.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Happy paper crafting, now go have some fun!!

Clean & Simple with Sweet Stamps

11 Oct

It is Tuesday and you know what that means?  A new challenge is up at Sweet Stamps blog.

For linking up and participating you have a chance at a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps.com.

This challenge ANYONE can do!  The theme is Clean & Simple.

I used the following stamps and products from Sweet Stamps.com.

Cherries 311

Postage Stamp Frame

To a Special


Cupcake Die

6 x 6 Authentique Paper – Splendid

Candi – Princess

Candi Fix Foam Dots


 Here is one last look, from the side.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Be sure to head on over to Sweet Stamps blog to see what the other members of our Design Team have come up with for this challenge.

Have a great Tuesday.

Sweet Stamps new Challenge “Anything Goes”

4 Oct

Anything Goes…This is my kind of challenge!

No restrictions.

I just got a batch of new Sweet Stamps and I was so excited I was able to do anything I wanted to do.

I chose to do a clean and simple card.

The Sweet Stamps I used are:

Rose & Leaf Bold

Beautiful Day

I colored the roses with Pearlescent Watercolor Paints.  I have been using these paints a lot lately and LOVE THEM.

After I painted them, I added matching glitter and then put an acrylic dimensional topcoat on them to make them shine and stand out.

I finished with some Rhinestones from Rhinestone Hues and that’s all for this card.

Now, who can resist a challenge where you can do anything you want?

Head on over to http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/ to participate in this challenge, just starting today.

You have a chance to win a $20.00 cert. to Sweet Stamps.com and believe me, that is a FUN win!

Criss-Cross Card…Have you made one?

27 Sep


I saw this card pattern awhile ago and really wanted to try it.

I was very excited when I saw that our challenge this week was for this type of card!

For this Criss Cross card, I used this tutorial.


I was amazed at how easy it was to make.

For this card I used the following Sweet Stamps:

Triple Tulips


My paper is from Authentique Paper. I am convinced they might be the best paper company ever!  Be sure to see my tutorial HERE as to why I think this and HOW I made my paper border.



Have you ever just pierced your paper for a nice effect?

Pierce the holes and put some dimensional foam between the pierced paper and the layer underneath to show off the piercing.

Here is the card all put back together with the insert slightly lifted out, so you can see how this card works.

I encourage you to join our challenge here:


The Criss Cross card is amazingly simple and very satisfying to make.

You can win a $20.00 gift cert. to the Sweet Stamps store, so what are you waiting for???

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s Sweet Stamps challenge card!






Sweet Stamps New Challenge = STITCHING

13 Sep


Today on Sweet Stamps blog our new challenge is starting.

The theme is = STITCHING (real or faux)

I never thought I would be one to use my machine on craft projects but I came to terms with this a while ago and now I love stitching on my paper crafts!

For this card what I did was to stamp the FORGET ME NOT stamp on an off-white piece of paper.

 Then I took that and followed the outline with a satin stitch on my machine.


Because the satin stitch is such a close-knit stitch, it served at piercing the entire heart out of the paper after I was done stitching.

The result was that I was left with the stitched outline of the heart, only.


I then re-stamped the image and attached the stitched frame and built around the frame with flowers.

Then I made the little tag with the HI stamp.

I can’t tell you how gorgeous this card turned out…the pictures don’t do it justice.


The FORGET ME NOT stamp was the perfect stamp for this method.

If you have ever thought about trying your hand at stitching, this is the perfect time to challenge yourself,

Here is the link to go check out this challenge.



Papers – Authentique Paper

Stamps – Sweet Stamps

Dies – Cheery Lynn Designs

Sweet Stamps Lace & More

6 Sep

Ladies and gentlemen(if there are any men making cards out there:), have you had the chance to use any Sweet Stamps yet?

Do you know the perfect way to try some?  It would be TO WIN SOME!

The new Sweet Stamps blog Challenge is up and our theme this week is:


Today’s card features:

Oval Lace Frame Small

Butterfly Kisses

Mini Exotic Butterflies

Small Exotic Butterflies

Here is what I came up with for the Lace Challenge.

I used some additional fun products on this card also.

My papers and embellishments have come from 2 main sources.

The main background paper is by Authentique Paper – Blissful.

The other papers and tulle, pearls and paper for the Lace Frame stamped image are all from:

Tally Scrapper’s September Kit.

Isn’t that a YUMMY kit?

Perfect for my Sweet Stamps Challenge card!!

Now, you need to head on over to Sweet Stamps blog and see the other DT creations.

Check out the Challenge Rules, make a card featuring some lace and enter our Challenge!

You could win $20.00 worth of goodies from Sweet Stamps.com just for playing along and being our random winner!

So, what are you waiting for?

Get on over to….


Sweet Stamps goes Back to School

30 Aug

It is Tuesday which means….It is time to issue another Sweet  Stamps Challenge.

This week we are challenging you with a sketch.

Here it is.

On my card today I have used the very fun stamp called:

Umbrella 244.

You know I love to paper piece and today’ s card is proof.

I have used paper from the Authentique Paper line called Blissful.  You can see all the products for this line here.

For my apples, I just used a heart punch and cut the bottoms off to make them look like apples.

Well, what do you think?  I am rather excited how it turned out, sometimes sketches make me nervous, but not this time!

Now it is your turn!  Head on over to the Sweet Stamps blog and play along with us!

As always you will be playing to win a $20.00 Sweet Stamps.com Gift Certificate!

Have a great Tuesday!




Sweet Stamp – Challenge #29 “White on White”

23 Aug

A new week means a new challenge!!! This week on the Sweet Stamps blog our new challenge is called “White on White.”

Here is what I came up with.

For this card I used the following items from the Sweet Stamp.com store.

Daisy Duo

Firewheel Duo

You are Loved

Slotted Flower Dies

Tropical Flourish

Tropical Leaves

XL Scalloped Circles

I started out with a Scalloped Circle card base.

On the card base, I started making different layers with the flowers, flourish etc.

The above picture is a close up of the tiny glass beads I attached to the middle of these flowers.

For the “White on White” challenge, you can only use WHITE paper and the only color can be in your ink.

If you are up for the challenge, come on over and join us.


Maybe you could be the winner of the $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps.com that one random person will win.





Bookmark fun with Sweet Stamps!

16 Aug

How about a different type challenge?

Bookmarks are the new theme at the Sweet Stamps blog.

As usual, there is a $20.0o gift certificate up for grabs with your participation.

The name is chosen randomly so everyone has the same chances!

Be sure to read the rules before you submit your entry.

Here are the Sweet Stamps I have used:





Here is my creation.

I have used some wonderful AUTHENTIQUE PAPER for this project.

This line is called BLISSFUL.

 I would say it is my favorite right now, but that is the case with all the lines right now.

I put a magnet at the bottom to have the bookmark stay in the book.

I need to find some FLAT magnets though!

I dressed it up with some coordinating ribbons and fibers and called it done!

It is now 1:ooam and I think I will try to get some sleep!

I hope you enjoyed my creation today!

Everyone needs an extra bookmark so this is the perfect challenge to join us on!

That is it for me today!

Have a great Tuesday and Happy Crafting!


9 Aug

It’s late (early 12:30 am) I am tired…

I will share my Sweet Stamps.com card and then add some details tomorrow (today) later, I mean!

Am I making any sense at all?

I used the set called HEY CHICK.

Here is what I came up with for the BLING theme!!

I paper pieced the little chick.

Then, I added some bling…

…and more bling….

and that is my BLING for you today!

Now it is your turn to bring on the BLING!

Head on over to:


Join our challenge!

You could be the lucky winner for a $20 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps.com!

Have a great Tuesday!