Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

crazy about snowmen

Good morning! In November Sweet ‘n Sassy released a stamp set with a combination of several previous snowman images called Crazy About Snowmen. Today I have two CAS cards using this fun set and I also used the cute Heart Candy stamp set.

There are a few pretty snowflakes in this set too!

Maybe you can’t buy the heart candy to eat this year but you sure can stamp them!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Candy, Crazy About Snowmen; paper- white, SU! Pool Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 20 and Wonky Scallop Border, Stickles.

filigree hearts

Hello! I have two more Valentine cards to share today using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. Here I used the new Filigree Hearts. I also used the In Stitches Alpha and Llama Love.

I cut out the stamped alpha and combined it with the hearts on the first card.

And I paired a llama with a heart on the second one. Love those llamas!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Filigree Hearts, In Stitches Alpha and Llama Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Cross Stitched Squares and Stitched Rectangle Frames, rhinestones, foam dimensionals.

heart candy

Good morning! I have a few Valentine cards to share today using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Candy stamp set. This set is so fun to use and brings back memories of those little boxes of candy! I also used In Stitches Alpha, So Sweet Cocoa, and Punny Love.

My first card is a pop-up box card which folds flat for placing in an envelope.

I added several of the stamped candies plus a few die cut hearts inside.

The word LOVE was stamped with the In Stitches Alpha and added to the back.

My second card is very CAS. I simply stamped the candies and hearts, then drew arms and legs with a black pen.

For my third card, I stamped the hearts and drew lines to “hang” them for decorations. Cocoa Mouse with his valentine cupcake is enjoying the party!

Have a great day!


stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Candy, In Stitches Alpha, So Sweet Cocoa, and Punny Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, and Flirty Flamingo; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, MFT Blueprints 20, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, Simon Says Stamp XOXO Border, Small Heart Doily, and Sketch Heart dies, Scor-Tape, gemstones.

a few thank you’s

Good morning! I mentioned before that we (our local stampers) had a shoebox event in the beginning of November. We all get together to swap and make each other’s projects….such a fun day! We had several companies that were generous and sent products for door prizes so I wanted to make special thank you cards for each of them. I already shared the card I made for Art Impressions. Here’s the rest of them…

The first one was for Unity Stamp Company, using Lil’ Smartie Pants. Love that bird! I put Crystal Effects on his glasses. I also used the Stitched Arch Stax dies by MFT. The paper is Pebbles- Garden Party.

The next one was for Gina K. , using her fabulous Wreath Builder set. So fun to create with! Her stencil works great the MISTI!

Here’s one for MFT with a retired image that I still love…Because You’re Special from the Pure Innocence line. I also used their Stitched Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 20 dies.

This card was for Paper Smooches. I love the snowy guy from Warm Hearts! It’s fun and easy to create CAS cards with Paper Smooches!

This cutie is called Bunny Balloon (which also may be retired) and was for Whimsy Stamps. I also used MFT’s Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and Taylored Expressions’ grateful die.

Many thanks again to these great sponsors! It truly helped make our event a success!

punny love

One more post for today…

Hello! It’s a new year and a new release for Sweet ‘n Sassy! I have 3 cards to share today using the awesome new Punny Love stamp set from the January Release.

Gosh, these punny stamps are so fun! I can’t choose a favorite!

This set makes quick & easy valentines that your special someone is sure to love. Grab your set and get started on your valentines! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Punny Love; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, American Crafts- Love You; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Paper Smooches Duo Die 1, Simon Says Stamp Small Heart Doily and XOXO Border, MFT Die-Damics Stitched Arch Stax and Blueprints 15, adhesive pearls.

celebrate 50

Happy New Year, friends! Wow…2019 already!!

I don’t usually make New Year themed cards but I do have a different kind of celebration card to share. This one was for a 50th birthday. You can easily switch out the 50, though, with an image or words for any occasion.

I started with a pre-printed card base from a pack of cards at Michael’s. It already has the hexagon pattern in gold! I just added a few die cuts… the black hexagon, gold numbers, and the black celebrate (layered onto a white strip). So easy!

Happy New Year!

from our home to yours

Hello! Just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope your day is blessed and wishes for a great year ahead! Here’s a few more cards to finish out the holiday season. Next year I hope to get back into my old routine of making a few Christmas cards each month. It is such a big help!

Here I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pine, and Texture Tiles 3 to make a few CAS cards. For the first one, I turned the cookies into ornaments and hung them from the branches.

Love these cookie images!

The texture images in each texture tiles set are fun and easy to create backgrounds.

Have a Merry Christmas!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Christmas Pine, and Texture Tiles 3; paper- white, red, light green,  SU! Pear Pizzazz, scrap of designer paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, SU! Old Olive, Real Red, and Soft Suede; accessories- Copics, rhinestones.

doves of peace

Good morning! I have 2 cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Doves of Peace stamp set. I also used Texture Tiles 3 and Thrill of Hope.

I thought the texture stamp on the first card would be a perfect background to mimic the water used in baptism.

The second card is a CAS Christmas card because we all need a little “quick & easy” during the holidays! Here I simply heat embossed the images in white and added a silver strip to the left.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Doves of Peace, Texture Tiles 3 and Thrill of Hope; paper- white, black, navy, silver, SU! Baja Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! Baja Breeze and Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- white embossing powder, rhinestones, pearls, Clear Wink of Stella.

Oh snap!

Good morning! How are we already a week into December? Yikes! I have 2 cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies and Sunshine Girl Alpha sets and the December Stamp of the Month: Wood Backgrounds set.

This wood slice background is a lot of fun! I already made 2 cards and have a few other ideas to try. Here I simply paired it with 2 images from Christmas Cookies. I used a white pen to “decorate” them.

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For my second card with the cookies, I stamped and colored the gingerbread man, then cut him out. I cut pieces off his arm and leg and glued some bits beside him. The sentiment uses Sunshine Girl Alpha.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Cookies, Sunshine Girl Alpha and Wood Backgrounds; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, SU! Cumb Cake and Soft Suede; accessories- Copics, washi tape, MISTI, foam dots, twine, enamel dots.

giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are able to spend time with family today and reflect on all you are thankful for. I have two CAS thank you cards to share using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. Don’t forget about the SNSS specials this month to go along with the November birthday release!

Here’s the current special:

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Here I used Give Thanks and Chunky Lowercase Alpha. I made one for fall…

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…and the second one for Christmas!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Give Thanks and Chunky Lowercase Alpha; paper- white, red, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, ribbon, MFT Blueprints 15, foam dimensionals.