Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

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.

2020 wrap up

Hello! Popping in with a second post to wrap up 2020. Some of these are recent projects and some I just never got around to sharing.

This masculine birthday card uses SU! Best Catch and Catch of the Day Thinlits, Old Olive paper and Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next is a wintery card with one of the Anita Jeram kittens (Kittens and Mittens) from Colorado Craft Company. Anita Jeram is the illustrator of the children’s book, Guess How Much I Love you. Her designs are wonderful! The papers are MME- Merry Little Christmas.

The Fa la la framed art was made for a friend in our stamping group’s gift exchange. I started with a 7 Gypsies Shadow Box Tray. Dies: Spellbinders FaLaLa and Santa’s Parade (birds), Sizzix Endless Love Alpha, and Marianne Design tree- LR0136. Background paper: The Paper Studio- Silver Foiled Snowflake. The fence is a Martha Stewart Halloween punch with the bats removed and the wreath is a brad. The beaded snowflake is an old Jolee’s sticker and I added some Aleene’s True Snow around the tiny tree.

I was asked to make a name banner for a newborn baby with pink, gold, and butterflies. Here’s what I came up with. I used Momenta Banner and Alpha dies, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles, Sizzix Bold Flora dies, and an SU! Butterfly punch.

SU! Love of Leaves fall thank you card in non-traditional colors!

A bible journaling page from August in Pop Art style. The printables were created by Diane Noble.

I made a bunch of Rae Dunn style mugs but only got two finished into tags. I guess I have a good start for next year. lol. These were inspired by some I saw on the internet. I typed and printed a skinny font. The tag and mug dies are MFT. The accent images are from Sizzix Festive Treats dies.

They’re so cute on a package!

Next, I have two more fall projects. The first one is with a vintage Rubber Stampede Halloween Snoopy stamp and some old Cuttlebug dies.

And last is a CAS masculine thank you card. I used Gina Marie Chevron BKGD cutting plate, Altenew Bold Thanks, and Prima Forest Leaves.

Have a great week!

you are my everything

Hello! Just popping in with two CAS cards to share using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set this month called Texture Tiles 7. I also used the December Stamp of the Month: Much Love on my second card.

While we are still working on Christmas cards, it’s the time of year for stamp companies to look ahead to Valentine’s Day. I kept these simple and wanted the focus on my first card to be on those tiny words. An embossed background seemed to fit well.

I used the full stamp of the words on the second card and over-stamped with words from Much Love. A few hearts from another stamp in Texture Tiles 7 were scattered in the background.

Have a great weekend!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Texture Tiles 7 and Much Love ; paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade, scrap d.p.; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Highland Heather; accessories- MISTI, foam tape, SU! heart punch,  Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin- Poppy embossing folder.

Birthday Wordfetti

Hello! Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a Black Friday 20% off site wide sale! PLUS you can save 25% or more on over 30 bundles…AND…receive a free Birthday Wordfetti set with a $40 bundle purchase!

I used the Birthday Wordfetti set on a few cards that I’m sharing today. It’s a great must-have set to go along with all your birthday stamps! First, I paired it with Bold Birthdays in a CAS card.

Next, I used it with Make A Wish and Humorous Birthday Innies.

Here I also used Make A Wish and Bold Birthdays.

I added the “to you” from Birthday Wordfetti to the Make A Wish set here.

Now go check out that sale!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Wordfetti, Make A WishBold Birthdays, and Humorous Birthday Innies; paper- white, black, blue, SU! Blushing Bride, American Crafts- Hip Hip Hooray, Basic Grey- Hopscotch, SU! Certainly Celery dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU!; accessories- MISTI, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Copics, Stickles, Die-Namics Blueprints (balloon die), ribbon, dimensionals, enamel dots.

virtual stamping 9

Hello! Here’s a few more cards that I’ve made while stamping “virtually” with my friends. These were all stamped with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

First, I have two more gnome cards using the new Winter Gnomes stamp set. These gnomes are so cute and fun to create with! I paired them with papers from American Crafts- Noel.

If you like sketches, I drew this one up…

My second gnome card was for another sketch challenge. I used the same paper pack, along with the Cuttlebug Ice Crystal die & embossing folder combo and the Martha Stewart Polar punch.

The next two cards use the new Encouraging Peonies stamp set. These beautiful flowers can be colored many ways or stamped simply like I’ve done here. This card was also for a sketch. The sentiment was cut with Sizzix Stacked Baroque dies and accented with gold thread (hard to see!). Also difficult to see in the photo are a few adhesive pearls.

Sympathy cards can be difficult to create…I kept this one CAS. The large flower was stamped onto a speckled cream base and the smaller one onto white cardstock, which was fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

Refresh…something we all could use a little of right now, right? A gift card to a local coffee shop would go perfectly with this “Jesus & Java” card. I used the SNSS Fill Me Up set and matching dies. The coffee cup was paper pieced, popped up, and accented with a small epoxy heart sticker. This was for a challenge to use any beverage.

My last card today uses the Thrill of Hope stamp set. It was for a challenge to create this special cut & fold. My largest trimmer is 12″ so I had to cut the diagonal on the 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock by hand with a craft knife and ruler! But I was happy with the end result. I love the trees in the Gina K Red Velvet ink! I used Gina Marie Stitched Circles and Rectangles and the SU! Northern Flurry embossing folder.

EDIT: To answer some questions… I didn’t follow a tutorial,  I’m sure there’s one out there but I’m not sure what it is called. I just scored an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock at 4 1/4 on the short side and 5 1/2 on the long side. Then I used a ruler and craft knife to cut it diagonally to get the two card bases. For the music paper, just cut a layer… 4 x 5 1/4  or 4 1/8 x 5 3/8  diagonally.

The inside…

Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

best. gift. ever.

Good morning! I’m back today with two more Christmas cards, this time in more traditional colors. Here I used the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Best Gift Ever which has some pretty great sentiments!

For my first card, I kept it mostly white and stamped the words in red to try to let them steal the show! The tiny star is from another new set…Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born.

For my second card, I really wanted to use this sentiment. I was going to use an image from Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born since they pair so well but decided to go a different route and piled on a bunch of presents. I think the sentiment here helps bring the focus on what the true gift really is.

Have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Best Gift Ever and Scene Silhouettes: Jesus Is Born; paper- white, black, red, SU! Crumb Cake and Garden Green; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina K Cherry Red; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Momenta Intricate Nested Shapes, 2 1/2″ circle punch, Sizzix Tall Pines embossing folder, ribbon, foam dimensionals, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and Presents With Bows, rhinestones.

vintage van

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using the brand new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Vintage Van. This set is a lot of fun to create with and has many possibilities…I already have several other ideas that I am anxious to try! My first two cards are for Christmas and when it comes to Christmas cards, I am all about making them easy and reproducible! I mail out quite a few! Here I used some non-traditional colors. The first is in mint and a darker green.

I decided to watercolor a rainbow of colors around my second van. Peace + vans just seem to need a rainbow and don’t we all just need a little bit of peace in our lives right now? I think I need to put a unicorn in the driver seat. Ha. This doesn’t quite look like what we expect in a Christmas card but hey…2020. Enough said. lol.

Have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Vintage Van; paper- white, black, watercolor, SU! Mint Melody and Green Galore; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Mossy Meadow; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Momenta Intricate Nested Shapes, white pen, Jane Davenport watercolors, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares, SU! Epoxy stickers.

virtual stamping 7

Another month has gone by and I have a few more challenge cards to share. Not as many cards this time but here’s what I made. This first card was cased and I added the little kitty and bird. We all don’t like having to make a sympathy card but this one is easy and pretty quick to make when needed. I used SU! Grace’s Garden and Darice With Sympathy embossing folder.

For a sketch and masculine challenge, I used SU! Waterfront.

Next I made masculine and feminine versions of this card using the Paper Smooches Happy Hellos set. This was for keeping lots of white space and using your oldest papers. The papers on the card on the right were actually sticky-back! I wish papers were made like that now. lol.

Here’s a coffee card for a sketch challenge using SNSS Coffee TalkMarker Alpha, and Texture Tiles 5.

The last two cards were made for a sketch and fancy fold. I used the SNSS O Holy Night for both cards. I also used paper from MME-Joyful, a pre-printed card base (diagonal stripe), Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Circles and Mosaic Triangle Edge Circles, SU! Modern Mosaic e.f., and the Martha Stewart Ribbon Bow punch.

Have a great weekend!



Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps August Release Hop! There’s another great release in the SNSS shop that we’ve been stamping with and we’re excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a comment for the designers linked below and you might just be a lucky winner! One 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, August 19.

I have 3 cards to share today and they are all about courage. I used the new set called The Lord’s Battle for all three cards. The first one also uses God Bless America. I hand drew the pole for the flag.

My next two cards are for cancer awareness using the ribbon image. I also used Marker Alpha and Texture Tiles 5 on the pink breast cancer card.

The lavendar card is for all types of cancer. Here I also used a small flower from Tea For Two.

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

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomlin

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy The Lord’s Battle, God Bless America, Marker Alpha, Texture Tiles 5 and Tea For Two; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, scrap patterned paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Distress Picked Raspberry; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, Gina Marie Stained Glass Border, Wonky Stitched Squares, and Scalloped Stitched Circles dies, Copics, rhinestones.

coffee talk

Good morning! Today I have two quick & easy cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Here I used the August Stamp of the Month set… Coffee Talk. The funny thing is that I don’t drink coffee. But I do enjoy making coffee cards for others! They are always perfect, too, for tucking a gift card inside to a local coffee shop.

For my first card I stenciled some morning rays and layered an old die cut window I found in my stash. It was just what I needed to “sit” the coffee cup on.

Next I repeatedly stamped a cup and sentiment for a background. I planned to add a layer with my focal image but I liked the background so much that I didn’t want to cover it up. I decided to make one of the cups my focal image instead. A scrap of patterned paper was used to paper piece the cup.

Grab a cuppa and have a great Thursday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Coffee Talk; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight, scrap of patterned paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, MFT Kraft; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Tim Holtz Rays stencil, window die cut, twine, rhinestones.