Exciting things are happening at the Sweet Stamp Shop
! For one thing, today is the February Release (with a giveaway!) and you're going to love the four new stamp sets that are now within reach of your creative fingers! You'll also notice that the Sweet Blog
has moved over to a new site on Wordpress with a brand new, polished look, so be sure to go see it!
So what did I do with these wonderful, new stamps?! Take a look...
Weddings are one category that I never seem to have on hand in my card stash when I need them. Of course, most of my family, including cousins, happen to be happily married off, so it's more often I find myself making an anniversary or new baby card. This card was so fun to make since I don't often get to play with wedding stamps! I simply stamped the birds and banner, popping them up with foam dots for dimension after adding the sentiment. The little pink heart was added at the end for a little color pop.
This next stamp set is just way too fun! Who doesn't like bling?! And an entire stamp set designated to the subject? How fun is that?! I kept this card very clean and simple to showcase what I hope reminds you just a little of a ruby. I actually added glitter to the jewel image and then fussy cut it, popping it up for dimension! The trio of sequins I pushed around on the card base for what seemed like forever until I found an arrangement I could live with. Don't you love sequins these days? These are from Pretty Pink Posh
and you should see all the sequins (& other fun embellishments) they have! I think I could just stay on their website all day gazing at all the pretty there! Wow!
Okay, who remembers that catchy song, "Can't Touch This!" by MC Hammer way back in the day?! I promise you this next set will have you singing it again today! This cute little cactus has some attitude, I tell ya! I colored it with Copics & then stamped and fussy cut the little flower from decorative paper. A little gemstone was added to the flower center for a little sparkly interest and then the entire flower was popped up for dimension. I was going to stamp the sentiment as it comes in the set, clustered together, but then had a silly thought. I'd actually stick the "stuck" on the cactus! I cut it apart from the other two words, turned it into a little banner and did just that!
Finally, I revisited the Announcing set
(see first stamp set in this post) and made a baby card. Plenty of babies arriving this year by the sound of things, so this will be going into my stash! I used the Numbers - Symbols set
to personalize it a bit with the year. I was thinking I'd put DD's birthdate on it to create a birth announcement, but the practical side of me took over and I just couldn't bring myself to stamp a card that I wasn't going to use! You'll have to use your creative imagination to envision the idea! The ribbon was stamped in gray and then the individual banner flags were stamped on decorative paper and fussy cut. I simply stamped the "BABY" sentiment and cut the letters apart so I could use them individually on the flags. I framed the entire main panel with the same decorative paper.
So there you have it! I had so much fun creating with the stamp sets and this is just the tip of the inspirational iceberg that the Sweet Team has created! There is still one more adorable set being released! (Hint: If you like hippos, you're going to love
it!) You can visit each of the team members' blogs by clicking on their names in the right hand column of the new blog! They each have additional creations on their blogs besides what you see on the Sweet Blog so keep right on going and leave them some blog love! You just might make someone's day!ADDED NOTE: Due to the popularity of the new release, many of the new stamp sets are already almost sold out! Nicole wants you to know that a new shipment will be arriving soon (in a week or two) and she'll honor the new release sale when they are back in stock. The new release sale is 20% off the new releases! Use coupon code NRF20.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!