Hello and welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop! Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is so excited to be celebrating four wonderful years! A fantastic group of Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps design team members past and present, along with some special friends, have put together this fabulous Birthday Blog Hop to kick off a whole month of fun. We have 36 stops so the hop will take place over three days – feel free to take your time visiting each blog! You have until 11:59pm EST November 9th to leave comments on as many blogs as you can. On Saturday, November 12th Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps will announce FOUR winners (chosen at random from comments on random stops along the hop); each lucky winner will receive a prize pack including stamps, dies, paper & twine valued at $40!
If you have been following along already you should have come from Cathy McCauley. If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from there. You won’t want to miss any stops along the way! Also, don’t forget to comment on as many stops as you can….the more comments the better your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs!
I started by picking paper from the MME Lost & Found 2 Breeze paper pack so it would fit the Way to use it challenge (use newsprint paper). A lighter blue paper was cut embossed with a Grand Classic Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded. It was cut down so it would be stitched t0 a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the Largest Lattice Rectangle die.
The newsprint patterned paper measures 4″ x 5 1/4″. The top two corners were rounded and the edges were sanded before the lattice layers were adhered. A 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ strip of another pattern from the same paper pack was adhered over the lattice layers and May Arts White Organdy Ribbon was tied around those. The bow was topped with a Basic Grey button that was tied on with Embroidery floss.
A piece of Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Fancy Tag 2 dies. The tag was sponged with Scattered Straw Distress ink and a sentiment from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Wildflower stamp set was stamped in it’s center with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Part of the Wildflower image was stamped over the panel while the die was still on it to create more interest.
Parts of a brown Finesse Rhinestone swirl were adhered above the bow and underneath a flower cluster to finish off the card.
Your next stop on the hop is Janice Melton, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this party train: