Tuesday, December 13, 2022

25 Layouts of Christmas - Layout 8: Priceless.

This layouts calls to the inner Disney heart in you!  Right??  Of course, if my head, it was designed for Disney themed photos, however it could certainly be used to document other life events and or moments as well.  I adore how well the various pattern papers work so well together!  The colors are classic together.

This layout will hold a wealth of photos - (4) 4" x 6" (2) 4" and (3) 3".  Additional photos could be added with Flip Flaps as desired.


Following the sketch-like "feel" of the layout, the individual circles are cut from the patterned paper.

multi-pattern detail

The Large Black Dot embellishments are a bold addition to the layout that blend in yet stand out!

pennant cluster detail

The title is Cricut Cut with the polka dot paper adhered to the back of the title.

Supplies used:  (CC7201) Happiest Place Paper Pack, (Z4634) Black & White Dots, (X6038) Candy Apple cs, (X6047) Black cs, (X7265S) Sweet Safari Paper Pack, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner.  The current supplies can be found on my Close To My Heart website at: www.tonyasheridan.ctmh.com.

This layout (available in limited quantities and while supplies last), and the accompanying product special for today can be found in my shop by clicking here.

The All-Purpose Mat is yours today for just $20! These are incredibly awesome! I position mine under my Versa Mats and use them for everything from adhesive to splattering.  They are easy to clean off and are just simply a "must-have".

Sassyfully yours,

Monday, December 12, 2022

25 Layouts of Christmas 2022 - Layout 7: Deck the Halls

Today, my featured layout shows a different side to the Christmas Story paper suite than I have created before.  I wanted a layout that used the beautiful, detailed, pinstripe patterned paper, as well as a layout that was timeless and not as busy.  I designed this one so that the details of the photos would really shine and not be over-powered by the details of the layout.  I am delighted with the end results!

Title & splatter detail

Single ornament detail: the ornament is created then popped up with Thin Foam Tape to create depth.  The wood brackets are painted with Gilt Spray and the background is splattered.

Multiple ornament detail:  the ornaments are created and then popped up with Thin Foam Tape.  The background is splattered with the Gold Gilt Spray.

Supplies used:  (X7286S) Christmas Story Paper Pack, (Z5009) Gilt Gloss Spray, (X6070) Pine cs, (X6046) French Vanilla cs, (X6049) Scarlet cs, (X5950) Toffee cs, (Z4572) Blending Brushes, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (retired) Wood Brackets.  The current supplies can be found on my Close To My Heart website at: www.tonyasheridan.ctmh.com.

This layout is now available in my shop at: www.inallsassinessdesigns.com while supplies last.  Here are the details on this layout, and on today's product special of the Versa Mats!

Sassfully yours,


Friday, December 2, 2022

25 Layouts of Christmas 2022 - Layout 2: Celebration of Life

How elegant is this layout design? This was a sketch shared by Close to My Heart and it has been one of my favorites.  I love how it showcases the square photos.  Of course, also, because they are a standard size, flip flaps can be added for additional photos or journaling. 

I created this layout for my daughter.  While it was a sad memory to document, I feel like it was something significant to her and defining moments for her, and wanted to preserve the moments for her in photographs.  She has gone back to these photos time and time again and so I am grateful that I opted to take photos of her quiet time at her grandpa's gravesite from a respectful distance.

Flip Flaps closed

Flip Flaps open (top of right flip flap is a journaling space)

Supplies used:  (Z4334) Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts, (X6046) French Vanilla cs, (Z4610) Pine Glitter Paper, (retired) Wings Creative Basics Paper, Juniper Satin Ribbon, White Buttons, Cocoa cs, New England Ivy cs, & Sweet Leaf cs, (Z2060) Thin 3-d Foam tape, (Z3341) Thin 3-d Foam Dots, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z5014) Red Line Tape, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3340) Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen, (Z5024) Red Line Tape.  Optional:  (Z3234) 3” Flip Flaps.  All of the current items may be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at: www.tonyasheridan.ctmh.com.

And here are today's 25 Layouts of Christmas specials!  These can be found at: www.inallsassinessdesigns.com.

Sassfully yours, 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

25 Layouts of Christmas 2022 - Layout 1: Oh, Christmas Tree!

 So how does this work? For the next 25 days, I will share a layout each day. The layout will be available in kit form and quantities will be while supplies last. Additionally, there will be a product special that will compliment the Layout which will just be available for 24 hours. Grab, and order, the kits, and product deals that you love, select pick up at check out and then the items will be collectively at conclusion of the 25 days! Which saves you on individual shipping cost AND gives you a very happy box to open!!

So with all of that being said, here is day one!!!


Oh, Christmas Tree!

There is something about a Christmas tree!! I adore them - decorated or not!  This layout perfectly captured the shades and feel that I wanted to achieve.  I used textured cardstock, with ribbons and small strips of additional cardstock and glitter paper that all pulled together beautifully.  I really like the addition of the partial circles as they lend space for a title and for journaling without over-powering the photos.

Detail photos:

The circle is stamped with Pine & Sage Exclusive Ink Pads.  The stamp is an oldie-but goodie that I have cherished using over the years.

Green Dots accent the curvature of the glitter circles!  Love these! They are monochromatic so there are several shade possibilities!  They also include heart and stars along with the circles so that adds even more possibilities!

The glitter pieces in the various shades, paired with the ribbon (Juniper satin - retired) and the textured cardstock and the patterned paper pull together beautifully!

Supplies used:  (Z4631) Green Dots, (CC5223) Hope & Kindness cardstock, (Z4610) Pine Glitter Paper, (Z4611) Seabrook Glitter Paper, (retired) Juniper Satin Ribbon, Creative Basics cs.  
Current supplies can be found at: www.tonyasheridan.ctmh.com.

This layout can be purchased in my shop at: www.inallsassinessdesigns.com.  There is a partnering product special available until 9:59am on December 2nd.

Sassfully yours!

Friday, November 18, 2022

Snowflake Mandalas & Gilt!

 My new fascination are the Gloss Sprays!  Oh my creating happiness!!!  They are so awesome!  This week I played with the Gilt Gloss Spray and I have to say - I do believe that I love that even more than I do the White Gloss Spray!  The finish is gold and glittery and really pops!!

Now, a friendly disclaimer...the spray sprays and it sprays and falls where it falls!  Each application is going to reap very different results!  So for me, I stamped my images several times, sprayed them, and then selected my favorites to then create my cards with.  

Now, the stamped images are from the November Stamp of the Month (which of course is only available for a few more weeks!!)  A am completely in love with this too!  There are so many possibilities to stamp, and layer, and it is just a wow! factor.

For this card, I used the Mix-in paper for the small square.  I love how it has just a little bit of color in it and differentiates from the White Daisy papers.

For each card, I wanted a different look so here I took the snowflake and cut it with a scalloped tag.  To me, it gives a completely different look and feel.

It is important to note that when combining the stamping & Gilt Gloss Spray, you will want to spray first, allow adequate time to dry, then stamp.  If you were to do these steps in reverse, the Gilt Gloss Spray could end up covering up the stamped sentiment. 

Finally, for the last card, I used the smaller stamp in the set.  

Here is the image of the Stamp of the Month.  This is available only during November at full retail value of $19.95, $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase or free for VIP's with a $50 qualifying purchase.

Supplies used:  (Z5009) Gilt Gloss Spray, (Z3787) Platinum Stickles, (Z4610) Pine Exclusive Ink Pad, (1385) White Daisy cs, (Z4610) Pine Glitter Paper, (Z3238) Gold Glitter Paper, (X9044) Oct-Dec Mix Ins, (X7286B) Christmas Story Paper Pack, (X254) Value Cards & Envelopes, (S2211) Snowflake Mandala Stamp Set (November Stamp of the Month), (Z5024) Red Line Tape, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, and (Z3372) Adhesive Runner.  All of these supplies can be ordered on my Close To My Heart website at: www.tonyasheridan.closetomyheart.com.

As for this card set, it is available in my shop both pre-splattered and non-pre-splattered.  Click here for more details.  

With very gilt-glittery fingers,

Saturday, November 12, 2022

That stinkin' cute truck!

 I just can't help but love this truck over and over again!  There are so many possibilities!!!

For this card, I stamped the truck with Black Exclusive Ink onto the Hope & Kindness textured Pine cs.  

Once the ink was dry, I cut out the window and then traced the stamped image with the Silver Markers.  

For the inside of the wheels, I use a hand held hole punch and punched two dots from Pine Glitter Paper and adhered with Mini-Glue Dots.

The tree was stamped with Pine Exclusive Ink onto the Hope & Kindness textured Sage cs.

The tree is popped up on one layer of Thin Foam Tape when adhered to the Sage cs.  When the truck is adhered, it is adhered on two layers of Thin Foam Tape.

I used one of my favorite retired stamp sets to stamp the sentiment in Pine Exclusive Ink.

Additionally, Silver Glitter Paper, Silver Thread and Silver Glitter Gems were added to the Sage cs panel.

The the truck panel is then adhered to the card base that is made up of Sage cs, Linen cs and Silver Glitter Paper.

This card has been added to my card buffet.

The supplies used are:  (X6045) Sage cs, (X5946) Linen cs, (CC5223) Hope & Kindness cs, (Z4191) Silver Glitter Paper, (Z4213) Silver Embellishing Thread, (Z4191) Silver Glitter Gems, (Z6540) Pine Exclusive Ink, (Z4189) Intense Black Exclusive Ink, (Z4655) Seasonal Haul Stamp & Thin Cuts, (Z4580) Quicksilver Silver Metallic Paint Markers, (X254) Value Cards and Envelopes, (Z341) Mini Glue Dots, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape.

Sassfully yours,


Friday, November 11, 2022

Shades of Orange Snowmen Shaker Card

This is the second card in my Glitters, Shimmers, Sparkles & Splatters Snowmen Card Set.  It is a shaker card with all the bells and whistles!  There are so many different mediums and techniques used - I just can't help the love of the glitter! 

Both the Melon, and White Daisy cardstock pieces are splattered with White Gloss Spray.  The Melon's spray is concentrated in the upper left and the lower right corners while the White Daisy is completely covered with the spray.

The shaker for this card is created with multiple steps.  The inner circle is splattered with both the Clear & Peach Shimmer Brushes.  Once this is complete, adhere White Glitter circles to the circle with Mini Glue Dots.  Then fill the inside of the shaker with Melon Loose Sequins.

Additional techniques used are:
The addition of the White Opal Liquid Pearls which are dotted in the centers of the Loose Sequins and the stamped snowflakes.
The stitched part of the White Daisy rim is brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush.
The snowmen's scarf and hat are brushed with the Peach Shimmer Brush.
Papaya Shimmer Trim was added for an additional shading of Peach.

Sometimes, the inside of the card is the perfect place to complete a sentiment from the front of the card.  And, why not, add some extra sparkle and detail with the sentiment?

Other supplies used:  (Z3791) White Opal Liquid Pearls, (Z4310) Circle Shaker Window & Acetate, (Z4309) Circle Shaker Thin Cuts, (Z5014) Papaya Shimmer Trim, (Z6535) Melon Exclusive Ink Pad, (Z4644) Melon Loose Sequins, (Z4189) Intense Black Ink Pad,  (Z3661) Peach Shimmer Brush, ((Z3293) Clear Shimmer Brush, (Z3237) White Glitter Paper, (Z5010) White Gloss Spray, (1385) White Daisy cs, (CC112222) Seas & Greetings Paper Pack, (CC11227) Seas and Greetings Winter Stamp & Thin Cuts, (Z2060) Thin Foam Tape, (Z3372) Adhesive Runner, (Z341) Mini-Glue Dots.  The current items can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at: www.tonyasheridan.ctmh.com.

Here are the new Seas & Greetings stamps and paper pack that were used in the creation of this card.

If you love the cards, and would like to create a set, they are in my shop at: www.inallsassiness.com.  The card sets are pre-splattered, pre-cut and stamped.  They are made up up of 8 cards: 2 each of 4 styles.  Click here for this individual link.  Here is the full card set.

Have a sassy day!