Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

SNSS March blog hop

Hello friends! I’m glad you are joining us for the Sweet ‘n Sassy March 2019 Release After Party Blog Hop! This month SNSS has released a wonderful collection of spring and Easter themed sets. We love them ALL and wanted to share a little papercrafting inspiration with you. Please be sure to visit all of the blogs below for some fabulous eye candy and then leave a comment at every stop along the way for a chance to win. One reader will be randomly selected to receive a gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop! What’s not to love about free stamps??? We’ll announce the winner next week, so let’s get hopping.

I created a CAS (clean & simple) card for the hop with a kraft colored card base…

First I used some post-it notes to mask off the right side of the card front. I used a fine black marker to draw a line along the edge. Next I chose some coordinating colors of ink that I thought might work ok to stamp onto the kraft colored base. I used the awesome heart and flowers from the SNSS Genuine Love set from this month’s release and stamped them on the lower right corner. Then I added my saying with stamps from SNSS’s His Love set. I finished with a few enamel dots.

This is a very easy, soft-colored card and it would have a different, striking look if you simply switched it up with white cardstock and bold colors!

Here’s the link list for the hop…

Thanks for hopping with me! Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Genuine Love and His Love; paper- SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Tip Top Taupe, Highland Heather, Wild Wasabi, Dapper Denim, Pool Party; accessories- enamel dots.

genuine love

Good morning! Today I have 2 cards to share with a super cute set from this month’s Sweet ‘n Sassy release. Here I used Genuine Love… a must have!

On my first card I also used His Love and a butterfly from Made New (last month’s free set) which can now be purchased! To start, I cut a circle out of a post-it note and threw the circle away. I used the negative part to place around my stamped words as a guide. Then I stamped the wreath inside of my masked circle. I cut the blue flower from the heart image in His Love.

I made another “wreath” around the words on my other card too. This time I started with the arrow image, bending it on the clear block to make it curved.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Genuine Love, His Love, and Made New; paper- white, black, SU! Pretty in Pink, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, various SU! inks; accessories- Copics, rhinestones.

butterfly hellos

Hello! I have two CAS cards to share today using the Sweet ‘n Sassy February Stamp of the Month: Made New. I also used Happy Alpha and Scribble Flowers. This is a great butterfly set!

Before I get to the cards, I have a special code to share with you…

Now, here I diecut a triple window die in the front of my first card to showcase the butterflies and stamp a simple “hi”.

On my second card I stamped “hello” with the alpha set. I kept the elements CAS by stamping the butterfly and flowers with black ink onto colored cardstock.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Made New, Happy Alpha and Scribble Flowers; paper- white, SU! Peach Parfait, Hello Honey, and Marina Mist, Making Memories- Chloe’s Closet; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitches, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows, rhinestones, foam dimensionals.

love you

Good morning! I think I have made more valentine cards this year than any other. But what’s not to love about valentine cards, right? Today I have two more to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.

On my first card I used the new Forever & Always set. I also used How Tweet. I drew the little thought bubbles with a black pen and kept it a CAS card in black & white so the colored heart would pop.

For the second card, I used the same Forever & Always set and also used Texture Tiles 1. The background hearts are more of a peachy-pink color. The flourish heart is so pretty! I popped it up with foam dots.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Forever & Always, How Tweet and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, black, SU! Melon Mambo; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate; accessories- foam dimensionals.

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!