Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

bees, trees, & the sea

Hello! I have a few cards to share today using various Sweet ‘n 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’s the beginning of June already, which means there’s a great new release at SNSS! Today I am sharing a few cards using the new Sweet ‘n 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 ‘n 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- MISTIScor-PalGemini 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 ‘n 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…Script Stencil. Other sets used are Birthday WordfettiBookmarks & 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 ‘n Sassy Mr. & Mrs. set, Birthday WordfettiMy 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- MISTIScor-Pal, Gemini Jr.Script Stencil, Mr. & Mrs. DiesBookmarks & 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’s Sweet ‘n 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 ‘n 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- MISTIGemini Jr., dimensionals, sequins, Stickles, SNSS Puffy Clouds StencilRise & Shine Stencil, and Count Your Rainbows Dies.


texture tiles 11

Hello! Just popping in with 2 quick cards using the new Sweet ‘n 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 ‘n 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 ‘n 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 ‘n Sassy Good MorningTexture Tiles 10Alleluia LiliesMade 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.

hoppin’ with the lilies

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy February Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous February release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, February 24.

I am hopping today with a couple of cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets Alleluia LiliesAlleluia Lilies Dies, and Easter Innies.

My first card also uses the Delightfully Delicate Stencil. Did you know SNSS now has stencils? They’re wonderful!

When I stamped my second card, the color wasn’t what I anticipated for the card that I had in mind. BUT I loved the color that it turned out so I kept this one CAS and simply added a black sentiment. Bonus…I found sequins in the color I used to perfectly match! This one is super simple but I love it.

My last card today has a bit of stenciled background again. This time I stenciled and sponged inside a die cut oval. I thought the oval reminded me of an Easter egg or maybe the tomb?

Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
Now go check out Esther’s blog!

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Alleluia LiliesAlleluia Lilies Dies, and Easter Innies; paper- white, black, SU! Barely Banana; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! Daffodil Delight and Sahara Sand; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Delightfully Delicate Stencil, gold embossing powder, rhinestones & sequins.


nature silhouettes sympathy

Good morning! Today I am sharing a CAS card using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets Nature Silhouettes and Encouraging Peonies. Sympathy cards are not my favorite to make and unfortunately I don’t keep many on hand so I went CAS with this card. I always think of blue, purple, and green colors for a sympathy one. This was inspired by some cards my friend, Tina made. I actually messed up the sentiment and didn’t want to throw away the panel after sponging and stamping so I layered the sentiment on top of the oops. I kinda like this better…happy accident!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Nature Silhouettes and Encouraging Peonies; paper- white, black, SU! Tempting Turquoise; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and Ovals, sequins.

snail mail

Good morning! Today I am sharing a few CAS projects using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Happy Mail. On my first card, I also used the ever popular Nature Silhouettes. Since I kept the images to a minimum, I chose to offset my panels to give it a little interest. I drew the tiny heart with a marker and a simple bow in the corner completed the card.

For my second CAS card, I also combined the Happy Mail set with Bold Birthdays and Birthday Wordfetti. The cute little snail is a little late to the party!

I gave him a sparkly little snail trail.

The last card is super clean & simple. I simply masked the snail and added a few envelopes for him to carry.

And I gave him another snail trail.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Mail, Bold Birthdays and Birthday Wordfetti; paper- white, black,SU! Pear Pizzazz, Jillibean Soup- Blossom Soup; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Kraft, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangles, linen thread, Stickles, corner rounder, twine.

more big cups

Hello! I have two more cards to share today using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets called I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. I also used the awesome new Texture Tiles 9. They all coordinate together wonderfully!

As you know, I love to paper piece and I had fun piecing these big cups for a CAS card. How fun would it be to make a slimline card with a whole rainbow of cups?

I used the same sets for my second card but got a whole different look. This cup looks like something you would find in grandma’s china cupboard.

Go check the sets out…it’s a great release! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy I Like Big Cups, Texture Tiles 9, and Coffee Talk 2; paper- white, vanilla, SU! Baked Brown Sugar, Certainly Celery, Bazzill Basics- Vintage Marketplace, Doodlebug- Kraft in Color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery, MFT- Kraft; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, foam tape, Sizzix Layered Ovals, SU! Butterfly punch, pearls, lace.