Wednesday, April 15, 2020

C’mon Get Hoppy! SNSS April Inspiration Hop!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps April Release Hop! There's another fabulous release in the SNSS shop that we've been stamping with and we're so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, April 23.
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lucinde van Ballegooijen
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

My reading plan had me in Deuteronomy on Easter Sunday and I was immediately struck by words I've read so many times before:  "yet the Lord set His heart in love..." Deut 10:15.  Y'all.  He SET His heart in love!!  He loves us so fully that His heart is set (to determine or fix definitely) on us.  What a beautiful word picture we are given!  

Before the world went upside down, I found a great deal on a vintage typewriter.  I wanted it for projects exactly like this one!  After stamping the paper image from Your Story a couple times, I was able to add the verse with my typewriter before completing the faithdex card.

On the front, pictured above, I used other elements from Your Story, hearts from Forever and Always and the beautiful floral image from Country Gardens.  I love that little clip--don't you?

The back of the card is simply finished with the rest of the verse and a simple heart.

Your next stop is Karen's blog--I'm sure she's going to WOW you!  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win some SNSS goodness!

TTFN, Jane 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Quarter Panel 3D Card Tutorial--Sweet N Sassy Stamps Stamp-a-thon

The team at Sweet N Sassy Stamps is hosting a stamp-a-thon for our VIP's this weekend to celebrate Korin's birthday!! And, to provide some encouragement and fun in our stamping community.  Why not come and play along?  You'll find our group by searching Facebook for Sweet N Sassy Stamps VIP group or just click on the link and join!!
Play along and you could win 1 of 5 $10 gift codes to the Sweet N Sassy Stamps store. To enter, upload your creations in our stamp-a-thon album which can be found under the announcements. (Here is the link, also:

You will receive one entry per project. You do not have to use Sweet N Sassy Stamps products to join the fun, but we sure would love it if you did. 😁🥰 You may combine challenges but you will only receive one entry per project.

The deadline to enter for the giveaway is Saturday, April 11th. Winners will be chosen and announced, in the VIP group, by Monday, April 13th. This is open to international players, as well.
My challenge is the Quarter Panel 3D card that became popular this year. This is not my original idea. I am, however, sharing the tutorial I filmed and wrote for all of you!!

You will need three pieces of cardstock for basic foundation of the card: the base measures 4.25" x 5.5", the pop out piece measures 2" x 4.5" and the sentiment strip measures 1" x 6.5".

Additional items you'll need: adhesive, stamps, additional card stock, patterned paper or other embellishments.

Score the base card stock in half (along the 5.5" side) at 2 3/4"

Score the pop out piece along the 4.5" side at .5", 2 1/4" and 4"

Score the sentiment piece along the 6.5" side at .5" and 6".

Decorate all three pieces as desired. I'm using images from the April SNSS release, Your Story and Country Garden, as well as an older set, Be Encouraged.  Place adhesive on the end flaps of both the pop out piece and sentiment piece.

The next step is to adhere the pop out piece to the base.  I've zoomed in so you can see how the scored lines in the middle of each piece line up exactly.  Expose the adhesive on each flap, line up the scores and adhere so that the pop out piece is flat to the base.

When you fold the base in half, the dimensional piece naturally pops right out!

In a similar way, add your sentiment piece.

Make any necessary adjustments--see how my Thinking of You, originally ended up being too low?  I solved that by adding a different sentiment piece and one of the cool embellishment clips from Your Story.

I'm wishing the happiest of birthdays to Korin and hope you all are having a blast hanging out and crafting with us!

Thinking of you--Jane