Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

way maker

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set this month called Way Maker. This is a great bible journaling set but can also be used for cards and other projects. My first card was obviously inspired by the song!

For my second card, I tried to create the look of a quilt. I’m not sure how successful I was, lol, but it was fun trying. ha ha.

Have a good day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Way Maker; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze, Pool Party, MME- Just Sayin’; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Baja Breeze, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist; accessories- MISTI, MFT Blueprints 20, pearls.

worship together

Hello! I’m popping in with some cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called My Father’s House. It is a bible journaling set but can be used in many other ways. Here I created two note cards. Are you missing your church friends and worship service or has your church opened back up? If it has, how is it different? What do you miss? Ours is opening this weekend and I have to admit that I have mixed emotions. I want to go back but I know that it will be so different. I think it will be a while until we get back to normal and even then it probably won’t be the same.

Maybe it’s not supposed to be.

Here’s my cards…

On both cards I placed a clear epoxy sticker over the circle window. On my second card, I also used Time Well Spent and Springtime (for the flowers). The paper pad is MME- Just Sayin’.

Have a good day!

can’t wait

Good morning! My cards today pretty much sum up how we all feel… anxious to get together again with friends and family! Here I used the SNSS In This Together digital printable. You can also easily use the In This Together stamp set. Either one works for a quick and easy set of cards to let someone know how much you miss them.

To use the digital images, I first sized and placed them how I wanted them in a Word document. Then I cut pieces of patterned paper to fit my card front. I used a temporary double-sided tape to attach the patterned paper panels to a sheet of copy paper and ran them through my printer. Then I ran another piece through to print several sentiments and layered them on with a ribbon.

I hope these cards inspire you to try out some digital images or use your stamps to make some CAS cards. Have a nice Sunday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy In This Together digital printable or In This Together stamp set; paper- black, textured ivory, unknown dsp; accessories- ribbon, foam dots, pearls.

virtual stamping 3

Hello! Today I have some more cards that I’ve made while “virtual stamping” with friends and playing along with challenges. My first card was for a sketch challenge and I used a digital image by Nola Pierce Chandler called Socially Distant Hug. She is cute and quite perfect right now, isn’t she?

This dragonfly card was for a challenge to use an old technique and I chose the Acetate & Tissue technique. I’m guessing this piece I found in my supplies was made about 2005. It was a few years before a good friend passed away. We loved trying out techniques! I used Dragonfly Dreams and matching dies.

To create the background, add white glue like Elmer’s or Crystal Effects (your choice) to the acetate. (Stamp on the opposite side first if you want to). Then add some drops of reinker and spread it around. Add glitter and Pearl-Ex powders. Then crumple tissue paper and smooth it back out and lay it over the glue. Set it aside to dry. Trying to get a pic of the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

My next card was for two challenges…using butterflies and make a collage. I used Your Story, Psalm 23 Background, Begin Again, and In This Together.

This card was also for two challenges…a sketch challenge and “make a wish”. I used Blessings in Disguise and Lots of Love.

Here’s another super old technique. It’s just like the Acetate & Tissue above but without the tissue paper. This is called Caught In Crystal. I used the Made New butterfly dies, In This Together, Encouraging Thoughts, & Your Story.

Trying again to see the shimmer, sparkle & shine…

While making the Socially Distant Hug card, I printed off another digital image by Nola and made a grad card that’s perfect for this time we are facing!

For a color and a sketch challenge…again I used In This Together. The sentiments are so good right now!

Here I used Sweet Little Lamb with the Psalm 23 Background and Encouraging Thoughts. The MISTI was awesome for stamping the background. I used several colors of ink cubes and stamped a few lines at a time, overlapping the inks.

These two fun kid’s cards were stamped with the Reverse Confetti Later Alligator set and matching dies.

Here’s a CAS Z-Fold card with those tulips again, this time for a plaid challenge.

Last one for today…using the elk from SU! The Wilderness Awaits and Tree Rings for a wood theme and sketch challenges.

Have a great day and stay safe!


begin again

Good morning! Today I have a CAS card to share with a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Begin Again. If you like butterflies, this set is for you! I also used the new May Stamp of the Month: Encouraging Thoughts sentiment set and mixed it up with the With Love Alpha set to create the word “day”.

I cut out and added one of the smaller butterflies (minus it’s antennae) over top of the large one, only attaching it in the body. Then I bent the wings forward and adhered a rhinestone.

This card is quick & easy…give it a try! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Begin Again, Encouraging Thoughts, and With Love Alpha; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo, and Coastal Cabana; accessories- MISTI, rhinestones.

virtual stamping 2

Hello! Since we can’t get together, I’ve been stamping some more “virtually” with my friends and playing along with challenges. It has been a great way to think about something other than the news and bonus…I’ve mailed quite a few cards!

First I used the Altenew Birds of a Feather and matching dies to create a few cards for a washi tape challenge.

I applied strips of washi tape to white cardstock and then die cut the birds. I found it helpful to first loosely trace the die so I knew exactly where I needed the washi. Now I’m thinking of other shapes to die cut!

The white panels were cut with Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles. Card bases are SU! Sweet Sugarplum and Melon Mambo.

This card was for a food & drink challenge. I spied this bowl of cherries in the long retired SU! Giggle Greetings. The Pawsitively Prints dsp is also long retired. I used Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Edges and C.C. Designs Cherry dies.

For a watercolor challenge I did a wash on the watercolor paper panel, then painted the watercolor over a Gina Marie Slanted Bricks stencil. Flowers from Concord & 9th (Beautiful Branches) were stamped over top and then I went over them with a waterbrush. Cardstock is Island Indigo, Lemon Lime Twist, and a brown.

Next I made this card for a challenge to use doilies. I also used a piece of floral fabric I received from a friend. It was applied to sticky-back paper first for ease in cutting it out. The sentiment is from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Encouraging Thoughts free printable.

I used the SU! Grace’s Garden bundle here along with colors from a challenge to make this garden gate card. The embossing folder is Darice Brick Wall.

The inside…

And matching envelope…

Next I made this for a challenge to use umbrellas/rainbows. The SU! Under My Umbrella and matching punch is so cute! I didn’t get the matching paper so I used Echo Park’s Sunny Days Ahead.

The inside…

Yesterday I got sidetracked when I was looking for something and found my Pigpen stamp! I thought he’d go great with a sentiment I had printed out for another “Coronavirus Card”.

I used my old (2001!) Pigpen stamp by Stampabilities, a sentiment from a Taylored Expressions free printable, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares, and Die-Namics Blueprints 20.

I also made a CAS princess card yesterday for a crown/royalty challenge. I used Echo Park Princess Set #1 dies and the acrylic block background technique. The scalloped panel was cut with Die-Namics Blueprints 20.

I’m sure there will be more virtual stamping in the near future while we are all staying put! Have a good day!


more country garden

Good morning! Yesterday I shared a few cards in the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps hop using the Country Garden set. Today I have 3 more cards to share. What can I say…it’s a great set! I also used Friendship Is A Blessing and Print Blocks Alpha.

How sweet is this bicycle in my first card? Love it! I paired it with a simple “hi” and some cute papers.

Next I used the vase with a fun layout and colored the flower red to make it pop.

For my last card I kept it CAS and added a meaningful sentiment.

Stay safe & have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Country Garden, Print Blocks Alpha, and Friendship Is A Blessing; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, My Mind’s Eye- unforgettable; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scallop Ovals, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, baker’s twine, enamel dots, SU! Banner punch, ribbon, circle punches, EK Success flower punch.

virtual stamping

The past few weeks I have been doing some “virtual stamping” with friends, playing along with random challenges. It has been a great way to make a bunch of RAK’s to send and also connect with friends I haven’t seen in a while!

Here’s the cards that I made so far. The first photo is for a challenge to use bunnies or flowers and also uses the Scrappy Strip technique for the background. (I honestly didn’t watch the entire video and just winged it. If you want to skip the chit chat, go to the 20 minute mark.) I used the Spellbinders 24 Carrot dies and the following papers: black, white, SU! Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Daffodil Delight, Echo Park- Sunny Days Ahead.

This card was for a monochromatic challenge. The images are a free printable from A Jillian Vance Design.

My next card was for a challenge to make a humorous card. I used a free printable by Taylored Expressions for the sentiment and thought it would pair well with Ai’s Maude! The sentiment was cut with Gina Marie’s Scallop Stitched Rectangles. Papers are white, Lemon Lime Twist, Taken With Teal, navy, K&Co. Que Sera Sera.

This CAS card was for a sketch challenge and also using the colors Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Pool Party. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Birthday Borders and Lots of Love sets with patterned paper scraps (SU! Sycamore Street) to make the cake.

The ladybug card was also for sketch and color challenges, using SU! Little Ladybugs and matching dies. The background panel was embossed with the Subtle e.f. for a little texture. The matching envelope was a third challenge here.

Here’s a card with an older SU! set, Not So Seriously, for another sketch challenge. The paper is Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss.

This next card was actually my first one for the challenges and my least favorite. Next time I would use a lighter background. The challenges here were to use these colors and sketch and make it in 15 minutes. I obviously need more time than that. lol.

This was for 2 challenges (I combined them a lot. lol)… the colors and to make a masculine card. I used SU! Sailing Home and matching dies & paper.

Next card was for a fancy fold card challenge. I chose to make a Square Z-fold card. I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Tea For Two and Colorbok’s Beach House paper.

Inside is an oval with Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scallop Ovals.

My last cards today were for a sketch challenge. I used the SNSS printable Encouraging Thoughts, Avery Elle Let It Snow Die, Sizzix Wildflower Stems #1, Jane Davenport watercolors, and SU! Square Lattice embossing folder. The flowers were diecut from watercolor paper.

After the watercolored flowers were dry, I added some Wink of Stella.

I am thankful for friends keeping me crafty during this time! Stay safe and have a good week!

bunny birthday

Hello! Just popping in with a CAS card for a favorite little girl who turned four. She loves blue and purple! I used the cute Lots of Love stamp set and the Die-Namics Horizontal Skinny Stripes & Blueprints 15 dies.

I colored the die cut stripes with Copic markers and popped them back in place. Easy Peasy. Stay well!

only a call away

Hello! Today I have some cards using some Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps from the December release, plus a few others. I’ve used Sympathy Morning Glories,  Vintage LoveArt Deco Alpha, So Thankful, and Typewriter Text Background. Here’s a CAS card with no layers except the popped up flower. The MISTI is awesome for getting those letters straight and placing the elements exactly where you want them! This is a great alpha! Next time I’ll color in those neat letters.

Another CAS card here…sometimes an understated image is better for certain occasions. I stamped the flowers monochromatic with the cardstock and layered onto a patterned paper background.

The typewriter from the Vintage Love set pairs perfectly with the Typewriter Text Background!

Have a great day!