Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

bundle up, buttercup!

Today I have two cards to share using the new Sweater Weather set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps January release. On the first card I also used the new Knit Stencil.

Isn’t the sentiment cute? If you aren’t familiar with it, “Buttercup” is an old-fashioned endearment meaning “sweetheart” or “dear”. Today I think it might mean “cutie”. I stamped the sweater on the same “stitched” background paper that was placed on the bottom. The top of the card base was stenciled with the knit stencil.

One of the design team, Andrea Wood, used a head from Girl Power with the sweater image so I thought it would be fun to try one with the scarf. I kept her head lower when I masked it so her face would be partly covered. I also selectively colored only the scarf.

You can see in the photos below how I stamped on the post-it note and cut out the top of the scarf to do the masking. I stamped the scarf first, then the head.

Have a great day…bundle up and stay warm!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweater Weather and Girl Power; paper- white, black, SU! Mauve Mist, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry, MFT- Keep Me in Stitches; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Smoky Slate; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Knit Stencil, Copics, foam tape, Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and Scallop Stitched Rectangles, Taylored Expressions Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets, enamel dots, SU! adhesive backed snowflakes.

sending a blizzard

Hello! There’s just two more weeks left of the Anything Goes challenge and a big giveaway at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!

How do you share to enter? 
Simply upload your NEW creations to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps VIP Facebook Group in our
DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Album.
If you aren’t already a member you’ll definitely want to join for this awesome giveaway!

Today I have two cards to share using the Cheerful Snowmen and Winter Hugs stamp sets. For my first card, I punched a bunch of 1 1/2″ circles, then layered them onto a 3 3/4 x 5 panel and trimmed off the extra. I simply stamped the snowflake on each…love this color combo!

I LOVE the snowmen in this set but for my second card, I decided to use the little bird and layer him over an extra embossed piece of white cardstock laying in my pile. I also used some scraps of patterned paper and an extra sentiment strip so this came together rather quickly.

Be sure to play along with us and upload your projects for a chance to win!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Cheerful Snowmen and Winter Hugs; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Pool Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., circle punch, Fun Stampers Journey Falala Bold embossing folder, foam tape.

week two anything goes

Hello! It’s week two of Anything Goes with a big giveaway at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and I took a break from the winter and Christmas images for a bit. How do you share to enter? 
Simply upload your NEW creations to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps VIP Facebook Group in our
DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Album.
If you aren’t already a member you’ll definitely want to join for this awesome giveaway!

Here I used the Wildflowers 2 Die and Encouraging Thoughts. to make a mini slimline card. I die cut 3 of the flowers with watercolor paper and used a water brush with my inkpads to color them. The sentiment was heat embossed.

I also used the Wildflowers 2 Die on my second card, along with the Stamp of the Month, Script Sentiments, and Delightfully Delicate Background. I die cut a large circle from an A2 size piece of cardstock to create a mask and stamped the background over it.

Be sure to play along with us and upload your projects for a chance to win!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Encouraging Thoughts, Script Sentiments, and Delightfully Delicate Background; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky, watercolor paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Lemon Lime Twist, Gumball Green, Versamark; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Wildflowers 2 Die, circle die to create mask, rhinestones, SU! Timeworn Type embossing folder, white embossing powder, SU! Butterfly punch, foam tape.

heartfelt thoughts

Good morning! If you haven’t heard, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is having a birthday and celebrating with weekly sales and releases all month long!

This week, save 20% on all Birthday and Sentiment sets! There are 2 new stamp sets released this week… here I used the Heartfelt Thoughts sentiment set (the November 2021 Stamp of the Month). I also used Pinecone Background and Forest Silhouettes Dies. I kept this card CAS…black & white with a pop of red.

Have a great day and be sure to check back each week for sales and new releases!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Heartfelt Thoughts and Pinecone Background; paper- white, red, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Forest Silhouettes Dies.

letter tiles

Good morning! I have two more projects to share with stamps and dies from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. Here I used the Letter Tiles AlphaWonder of ChristmasChristmas WordfettiGeometric Background, and the re-released Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set.

The new Letter Tile Alpha is fun to create with and the team has used it to make some great bible journaling pages too! First I stamped some letters on the die cut ornament tags, masked them, and stamped/sponged the background.

Next, I stamped a few letters in a square to say “home”. The Geometric Background was masked and stamped for the roof. I made a tiny heart with a red Copic marker and drew some grass.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Wonder of Christmas, Christmas WordfettiGeometric Background, and Letter Tiles Alpha; paper- white, silver; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Garden Green; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Christmas Ornament Tag Die Set, Copics, rhinestones.

Endless Love

Hello! Today I am sharing two last projects using this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps release. Here I used the Endless Love stamp set. On the first card I also used the Make Music Stencil. I kept this card CAS by stamping the flowers tone on tone for a background. Then I sponged the music notes with the stencil to fill in the empty spaces. A simple sentiment was added on a diagonal.

The next card has simple layers of coordinating patterned papers and the cross was paper pieced, then popped up with dimensional tape.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Endless Love; paper- white, gold, SU! Red Riding Hood, Kaisercraft December 25th; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., SNSS Make Music Stencil, MFT Cross Stitched Circles, foam tape, enamel dots, gold pen.

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 ‘n 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! 🙂

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 ‘n 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- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Gina Marie Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, sequins, rhinestones, SU! embossing folder.

first things first

Hello! I have a few Sweet ‘n 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 ‘n 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- MISTIScor-PalGemini 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 ‘n 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 ‘n 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 ‘n 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 ‘n Sassy Christmas Pine and Old-Fashioned Christmas; paper- white, gold, SU! Mossy Meadow; ink- SU! Mossy Meadow, Blue Bayou, Soft Suede, Cranberry Crisp; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini 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.