Wednesday, March 18, 2020

SNSS March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps March 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 just might 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, March 25th.

I decided to use the new Messy Stamped Alpha to create a background. I used an oldie but goodie technique called popping pastels. If you are unfamiliar with popping pastels, all you need to do is stamp images with versamark ink onto white cardstock, then rub chalk pastels over the top using cotton balls (rub the cotton ball onto the chalk then on the cardstock). The images you stamped will magically pop darker than the rest of the cardstock. So much fun!

I peeled the backing off the Messay Stamped Alpha, inked up all the letters with versamark ink, pressed onto my paper (repeating until the piece of paper was covered) and then rubbed with three different colors of chalk. Once that was done, I stamped and die cut out the coffee cup and cup sleeve from the Fill Me Up set and coordinating  Fill Me Up Die.

I used the coffee cup die to cut the top part of the coffee cup from a scrap piece of black cardstock. I lined the portion of the die that would be the bottom of the lid along the edge of the cardstock, by doing this I did not need to trim and had the perfect lid. I stamped the sentiment from  Sentimental Mash-up onto kraft cardstock and cut down to size. I utilized sketch #426 from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout.

 Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is the amazing Lee Ann Barrett!


  1. Your coffee themed card is very cute. I like your colors--so natural.

  2. What a great background. Simple, but looks great.

  3. I love coffee! Great BG and lovely colors.

  4. Love the way you used the alphabet as a background!

  5. Cute card. Interesting use of the alphabet for the background.

  6. This looks fabulous
    with the colored
    Carla from Utah

  7. Pretty alphabet background and I like the coffee theme.