Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

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!

 

courage

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.

flower garden

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets. Here I used Flower GardenTrue Beauty, and Bee Sweet. Such fun sets to work with…it’s another month with awesome new sets! Aren’t these flowers pretty?

Both of my cards today are pretty quick and easy. Some simple coloring is all that’s needed! I added an embossed border to my second card and attached the butterfly in the center so it’s wings can pop up.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Flower GardenTrue Beauty, and Bee Sweet; paper- white, black, SU! Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Simple Stories- Homespun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Darice Leaf Border embossing folder, Gina Marie Stitched Scallop Rectangles, adhesive pearls, enamel dots.

  

True Beauty

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June Release Hop! There’s another fabulous 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 lucky 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, July 22.

The stamp set that I’m using today, True Beauty, sure is a true beauty! So many possibilities with this set! First I just used the outline stamp to create a CAS pink and black card.

Next I used a few of the flower images together to make a square Joy Fold style card. The flaps of the two sections overlap when closed.

The base is 4 1/4 x 6 3/8, scored at 2 1/8. The smaller card layer is 3 x 6, scored at 3. I wanted the center to be left open for a hand-written message so I stamped my sentiment on the left flap.

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
Sheri Gilson

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy True Beauty; paper- white, black, SU! Regal Rose, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Regal Rose, Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, Garden Green; accessories- MISTI, Scor-Pal, enamel dots.

 

bloom

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with some new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets. Here I used County Fair Alpha, True Beauty, and Flower Garden. For both cards I wanted the words to stand out so I first stamped the alphabet in black ink. I stamped the flowers on the first card in lighter shades of blue and layered it onto a matching card base. So simple but pretty!

For my second card I decided on the word “bloom” and then had the idea to have a flower actually blooming from it. Another simple card but whimsical and cute.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy County Fair Alpha, True Beauty, and Flower Garden; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky and Soft Seafoam; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Sky, Pool Party; accessories- MISTI, MFT Blueprints 31 and In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares.

  

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!