Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

go with grace

Have you seen the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps July Release? Here are 2 cards using the new set called Go God’s Way (there’s also a matching printable!). I also used an older set, Go With. I think they pair great together!

I kept the first card CAS and I love how it came together in simplicity.

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A sweet friend of mine has a pink “bug” and a heart that follows the Lord so I made my second card in her honor. :)

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Go God’s Way and Go With; paper- white, black, SU! Barely Banana and Certainly Celery, Doodlebug kraft in color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry and Gumball Green; accessories- Copics, colored pencils, rhinestones, corner rounder.

free indeed

Hello! There’s only 2 more days left in June and we are creeping up on the 4th of July holiday so today I am sharing two cards I made earlier this month with a patriotic theme. I used the Free Indeed stamp set from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy June Release. I also used Brotherly Love and Scripty Thoughts on the second card.

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After I previously made a card with a camo hat on one of the guys, I decided to make another with a serviceman.

troop thanks diane zechman

Have a safe 4th!

 

no tomorrow!

Hey friends! I am just popping in quick with some kids’ birthday cards I made the other day. This time I was stamping just for fun and wow… how cute are these dinos?! I’m not sure what took me so long to use them!

These fun images are from Reverse Confetti’s No Tomorrow set. I also used the matching dies, No Tomorrow Confetti Cuts. I have to say that I was surprised how nicely the stamps inked up right out of the package. I will definitely purchase their stamps again!

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When I went to their site to link up the set, I noticed a challenge on their blog and the theme is…birthday! lol. I guess I will go play along. :) Here’s some single pics… I love how they turned out. I decided not to color the images this time but they will be super fun to color another time I use them!

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I LOVE the “party like there’s no tomorrow” sentiment!

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Have a great night!

stamps- Reverse Confetti’s No Tomorrow; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist and Lucky Limeade, Colorbok- Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- corner rounder, 2 1/2″ circle punch, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, SNSS Stars dies (retired).

cacti greetings

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. Here I used Refresh My Soul and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order).

On my first card, I punched a 2″ circle in the white layer. Then I used 3 small images stamped repeatedly to frame the opening. The cactus was added and the whole layer was popped up.

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I stamped the large cactus repeatedly on the background of my second card. Then I punched three circles to add the cute cacti. Both cards have a few dots of Stickles to add a touch of sparkle. These images are versatile for many occasions.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Refresh My Soul and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Pistachio Pudding; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery; accessories- Stickles, Copics, 2″ circle punch.

Itty Bitty Blossoms

Happy Mother’s Day, friends!

Today I am sharing a couple cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. I used Itty Bitty Blossoms and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order). But before I get to the cards, be sure to check out the Mother’s Day sale!

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For my first card, I stamped the blossoms onto a kraft colored cardstock with black ink and spotlighted a few by coloring them with colored pencils. I also spotlighted the word “love” with a punched circle. The word “live” is actually the word “love” in which I didn’t ink the “o”, then I stamped the “I” in it’s place.

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My second card is a bit “out of the box”. I used one of the leaves in the set to create heart-shaped flowers for my Bleeding Heart image. The background was sponged with a stencil.

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The last card I am sharing today has a die cut background. The flowers and leaves were all stamped onto colored cardstock scraps and fussy cut. A simple “thanks” is all that is needed to finish it off!

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I love the versatility of these two sets and they pair together so nicely.

Have a great Mother’s day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Itty Bitty Blossoms and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, The Paper Studio- Pretty Petals; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Garden Green and Soft Sky; accessories- Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, Stickles, Copics, colored pencils, 3/4″ circle punch, ribbon, glue dots, glue pen, Gina Marie Stitched Circle Plate Background.

a mother’s love

Hello! Sweet ‘n Sassy has just released some great new sets for May…be sure to check them out! Before I share any of the new stamps, though, I have two Mother’s Day cards using a stamp set from the April Release. Here I used A Mother’s Love. This set has wonderful silhouettes and on the first card, I heat embossed the image and sentiment.

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For my second card, I masked and sponged the oval background. Then I stamped the silhouette and sentiment for a CAS card.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy A Mother’s Love; paper- white, black, SU! Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, MME- In Bloom; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Riding Hood Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- black embossing powder, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Ovals, Nuvo Drops.

rose banner x3

Hello! Yesterday I shared on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog a couple cards using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set from the April Release. This is the April Stamp of the Month set, called Rose Banner, and it’s free with your $75 purchase through 4/30/18!

For my first card, I stamped the top of the roses twice onto a strip of white cardstock, cut around the top of the roses, and layered them over an embossed panel. The roses were colored with Copics.

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For my second card, I first scored a piece of tan cardstock diagonally every inch in both directions. Then I masked and sponged the squares to make a tiled or quilted look. Then I placed the rose stamp in my MISTI tool and inked it with Distress Chipped Sapphire. I had a few missed spots and an idea hit. lol.  Instead of re-inking and stamping with the same color, I inked it with Distress Peacock Feathers. This gave a nice two-toned image!

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My third card is a CAS one…again using my MISTI. Here I stamped it twice with 2 colors. The second time was stamped on a diecut panel and layered over the first one.

rose banner pink gray diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Rose Banner and Texture Tiles 1; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers & Chipped Sapphire, SU! Smoky Slate & Strawberry Slush; accessories- Copics, MISTI, Scor-Pal, The Paper Studio Lattice Circles embossing folder, foam tape, rhinestones, pearl, twine, glue dots, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Rectangle Nestabilities, enamel dots.

the best birthday ever

Just popping in quick with a second post today. I had a little time yesterday to stamp just for fun again and I was anxious to try some new happy mail! This is my first time using Gina K stamps (I know, I know!) and my first card with her fabulous Wreath Builder Kit.

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The kit includes 2 templates to use in your MISTI which help get perfectly aligned wreaths (or any other images you want to stamp in a circle). Instead of a full wreath, I stamped my images in just 2 corners.

I’ve also been a bit unhappy with my red inkpads over the years and so I am trying two of Gina’s red ink cubes. Love them so far!

stamps- Gina K Wreath Builder Kit; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina K Cherry Red, SU! Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight; accessories- MISTI, pearls.

 

be unique

Hello! I am sharing two cards today using a new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set from the April Release. Here I used Be Unique. This set will definitely be a favorite!

unicorn Rarity diane zechman

I really wanted to color my unicorn pink but when i stamped the sparkles on her, she reminded me of the My Little Pony Unicorns. lol. So I looked her up and colored her as she is supposed to be… her name is Rarity. :)

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For my second card, I went CAS. I had some die cut tags leftover from a previous project and it just sort-of fell together! Don’t ask me why I have purple clouds…I have no idea! lol. There’s a few dots of Stickles on the faint gems in the background.

shine on diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be Unique; paper- white, SU! Pool Party, Making Memories- Meg; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, EK Success 1/2″ and 3/4″ circle punches, Recollections 5/8″ circle punch, button, Impression Obsession 140-D flower die, foam dots, MFT Blueprints 14 and Stitched Traditional Tags.

watts & waterfront

Hello! Today I’m just popping in with two cards that I recently made. I am usually stamping for design teams, which is very enjoyable, but it is nice to have a chance to stamp just for fun! I was able to pull out some SU! sets this time.

I needed these rather quickly, though, so it was nice to look for inspiration for a starting point. I saw a couple cards that inspired me with these. Laura Allen posted some cards with the Watts of Occasions stamp set and this fun Darice Lightbulbs embossing folder that matches perfectly! Here’s my version with a different layout…I just had to get the embossing folder!

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My second card was inspired by one done by Joyce Whitman using the Waterfront set. I loved her placement and colors of the images on a tall panel. I changed it up a bit with a banner die cut, different patterned paper (Etcetera pack), etc. I used some old Confetti Cream cardstock for a change from the usual white and finished with some Nuvo drops.

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Have a great Tuesday! ♥

stamps- SU! Watts of Occasions; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, MME-Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Letraset Y367 Flexmarker, MISTI tool, Darice Lightbulbs embossing folder, MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Blueprint 15 & 20.

stamps- SU! Waterfront; paper- SU! Confetti Cream, Night of Navy, Etcetera dsp; ink- SU! Pool Party, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight; accessories- SU! Banners Framelits, Scor-Tape, ribbon, foam tape, Midnight Blue Nuvo Drops.