Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

a few recent cards and a sneak peek!

Hello! I am sharing a couple of cards that I recently made PLUS I have a sneak peek of some new stamps and dies that will be available to order in the Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps shop tomorrow!

First, I created several cards with the Blooming Anemones stamp set and the Friend Word Die. Here’s two of my favorites. This would be pretty in so many color combinations! I created a reverse mask by die cutting the center of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock with a scalloped rectangle shape. The outside “frame” was placed over the front of my card and then I added three colors of ink to each one with dye based inks and blending brushes. When the center was filled in with color, I removed my mask and stamped the flower image with black ink. Then I layered two Friend die cuts and added it to the front and finished with a few sequins.

My next card was created with the Birds & Blooms stamp set. I needed a few sympathy cards and I almost always lean toward blues, greens, and purples. I skipped the purple here and kept the card CAS.

Are you ready for a sneak peek? Be sure to check out What’s NEW tomorrow! In the meantime, I’ll share a card and a tag I made. There’s FIVE products used here from the new release! ūüôā

EDIT: The SNSS products used here are Berry Branch Background, Delightfully Delicate Background, Christmas Wordfetti, Scallop Border Dies, Doily Border Dies, Mini Tags Dies, and Large Snowflakes Dies.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Blooming Anemones and¬†Birds & Blooms; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Baja Breeze, Distress Kitsch Flamingo, Abandoned Coral, and Squeezed Lemonade; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†Scor-Pal,¬†Gemini Jr.,¬†Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, sequins, rhinestones, SU! embossing folder.

first things first

Hello! I have a few¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps projects that I haven’t shared yet this month. I used the following new products to create these 4 cards: Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle¬†(also available separately), Faith Wordfetti, Too, Fall Leaves Stencil, and Fall Background. I used the stencil to create different backgrounds on the first two cards and added some Wordfetti sentiments.

On the next two cards I used the fall leaf background stamp. I love it embossed in gold with gold paper to accent it!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle, Faith Wordfetti, Too, and Fall Background; paper- white, gold, SU! Dusty Durango, Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Marigold Morning, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Tangelo Twist, Soft Suede, Versamark; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†Scor-Pal,¬†Gemini Jr.,¬†Copics, Fall Leaves Stencil, foam tape, gold embossing powder, MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames, SU! Decorative Label Punch, circle punches, linen thread, rhinestones.

Autumn thanks

Good morning! It’s hard to believe we are already a few days into August! Have you checked out the great new release at SNSS? Today I am sharing two cards using the new Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately). I didn’t have the dies when I made these cards so I fussy cut my samples but I am anxious to get them!

Both of the layouts on my cards were inspired by my good friend, Tina. She recently started giving some card inspiration challenges to local stamping buddies. For my first card, I die cut some triangles from pretty fall papers. The leaves and cup were colored with Copics and scattered in the margins.

My second card is CAS with a white layer on an embossed white base. This is a great way to make your images really pop! 

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Fall Breeze Stamp & Die Bundle; paper- white, SU! Dusty Durango and Apricot Appeal, Echo Park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Early Espresso; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, sequins, Fun Stampers Journey Pennant Fun dies, We R Memory Keepers Quilted embossing folder, Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangles, rhinestones.

Christmas in July sale!

Hello! There’s a Christmas in July SALE going on in the¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†shop! There’s 25% off all Christmas and Winter stamp sets and digital images until tomorrow, July 26. I have a few cards to share using some of my favorite Christmas sets… Christmas Pine and Old-Fashioned Christmas. First, I used a bit of masking and ink blending to create a CAS card.

Next, I used the pine images for a simple swag with a tag and a bit of gold washi tape strip.

For my last card, I stamped a few branches around the edges. Then I stamped the main image in red and embossed it to give it a little texture. I had an idea to punch some gold circles with a regular hole punch and add them to the card for a some-what bokah feel. Then I added a gold punched bow.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Christmas Pine and Old-Fashioned Christmas; paper- white, gold, SU! Mossy Meadow; ink-¬†SU! Mossy Meadow, Blue Bayou, Soft Suede, Cranberry Crisp; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†Scor-Pal,¬†Gemini Jr., foam tape, sequins, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags dies, gold washi tape, ribbon, SU! Subtle embossing folder and oval punch, Martha Stewart ribbon bow punch, hole punch.

bees, trees, & the sea

Hello! I have a few cards to share today using various¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†sets. First up, I made two CAS cards with the Sweet As Honey set. I simply masked the card bases, sponged yellow ink, and stamped the images. They were finished with a few scattered rhinestones.

Next I made a Father’s Day card and a birthday card with the Tender Thoughts stamp set. I also used For My Father and Birthday Wordfetti. I die cut the stamped backgrounds with the Dad Word Die and Birthday Word Die, then popped them up back in place with foam tape (the Eclipse Technique).

For the last cards, I blended some backgrounds with Oxide inks and offset my finished panels. I used The Sea and Bold Birthdays to create these two masculine cards.

Have a great week!



snail village

Good morning! It‚Äôs the beginning of June already, which means there‚Äôs a great new release at SNSS! Today I am sharing a few cards using¬†the new¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†Snail Village Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately), Botanical Branches, Grunge Stripe Background (the Stamp of the Month!), and the Bitty Hearts Stencil.

I made a soft background for the snail with the new Botanical Branches on my first card. Then I added some colorful, whimsical stripes to go with the “cheerful shello” sentiment. The sentiment was popped with foam tape.

My next two cards are pretty CAS. I used a single stripe from the Grunge Stripe Background here to create a road or path. The snail and balloon are popped up.

I stenciled and sponged the background on the right side of my last card. The mushroom house was cut & layered over top. This is such a cute set!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Snail Village Stamp & Die Bundle (also available separately), Botanical Branches, Grunge Stripe Background (the Stamp of the Month!); paper- white, black, Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Soft Seafoam, Distress Oxide- Spun Sugar & Kitsch Flamingo; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†Scor-Pal,¬†Gemini Jr.,¬†Bitty Hearts Stencil, Copics, foam tape, Stickles, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges 2.



wedding or not…

Hello! I have a few more cards with two of the¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†wedding sets in this month’s release. I used the¬†Mr. & Mrs.¬†set, the coordinating¬†Mr. & Mrs. Dies, and¬†Engagement & Wedding Innies. I also used one of the new stencils this month‚ĶScript Stencil. Other sets used are Birthday Wordfetti,¬†Bookmarks & More Dies,¬†and My Thoughts of You.

First, I have a CAS black & white wedding card. I did color a bit on the flowers.

On the inside, I included partial images of the tux & gown.

I also wanted to try using the¬†Mr. & Mrs.¬†set for some cards that are OTHER than wedding cards. The first one could be for a birthday or any other reason for celebrating…

I masked off the bottom of the dress for the second card and stamped/masked the flowers for a fun, flowery dress.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Mr. & Mrs.¬†set, Birthday Wordfetti,¬†My Thoughts of You, and¬†Engagement & Wedding Innies; paper- white, black, SU! Smoky Slate, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Going Gray; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†Scor-Pal, Gemini Jr.,¬†Script Stencil, Mr. & Mrs. Dies,¬†Bookmarks & More Dies, sequins, Copics, foam tape, Die-Namics Stitched Traditional Tags.

clouds and rainbows

Hello! I have a couple of cards today using this month‚Äôs¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†release. First, I used the Puffy Clouds Stencil to create a birthday card. I also used the Happy Day stamp set. Distress Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass inks were sponged on the clouds for a CAS background.

The next two cards use Count Your Rainbows stamp set and the coordinating¬†Count Your Rainbows Dies. I also used the SNSS Rise & Shine Stencil. There’s so many possibilities with this set!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Count Your Rainbows and¬†Happy Day; paper- white, black, SU! Almost Amethyst, Coastal Cabana, and Barely Banana; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Spiced Marmalade, and SU! Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†Gemini Jr.,¬†dimensionals, sequins, Stickles, SNSS¬†Puffy Clouds Stencil,¬†Rise & Shine Stencil, and¬†Count Your Rainbows Dies.


texture tiles 11

Hello! Just popping in with 2 quick cards using the new¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†set¬†Texture Tiles 11. I’ve also used Garden Whimsy and Happy Day.

For the first card, I inked the stamp with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers. I then misted it lightly with water and stamped onto Distress Kraft Heavystock paper. I started with a 4 x 4 3/4 piece of Kraft Heavystock. As long as you make 4 cuts in whatever widths you choose, it should space out on the card evenly. My cut panels are 3/4″, 1 1/4″, 1/2″, 1 1/4″ and 1″.

On my second card, I stamped the flowers to make a simple black & white background. The flower and butterfly were stamped and cut from colored cardstock. The word was heat embossed with white powder but could also be simply stamped in black instead.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Texture Tiles 11,¬†Garden Whimsy and Happy Day; paper- white, black, Distress Kraft Heavystock, SU! Taken with Teal, Cool Caribbean, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Versamark; accessories-¬†MISTI,¬†dimensionals, sequins, white embossing powder.

be a rainbow

Hello! I have a couple of CAS projects today using this month’s¬†Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Stamps¬†release. I used the Good Morning and Texture Tiles 10 sets on the first two. I also used Alleluia Lilies on the rooster card. Texture Tiles 10 and Made New with matching Dies were used on the Memory-dex card.

I kept the CAS cards to 2 colors each. The words on the first one were stamped on the right and accented with rhinestones. The rooster on the second card was popped with dimensionals. I added some lines and dots with a black pen.

My third project is a Memory-dex card. The sentiment was printed with my computer…I just love this quote! I made a rainbow of ink with the rainbow stamp and the butterfly is attached in the body so it’s wings can pop up.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy Good Morning,¬†Texture Tiles 10,¬†Alleluia Lilies,¬†Made New and¬†matching Dies; paper- white, black, SU! Lemon Lime Twist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Real Red, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Distress Picked Raspberry; accessories-¬†MISTI, Gemini Jr.,¬†Memory-dex card¬†Dies,¬†rhinestones,¬†dimensionals, Copics.