Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

winter birds

Good morning! September is usually full of Christmas in the crafting community so everyone can get a jump start on their holiday projects. Today I have two cards to share using some new Christmas images from the Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps September Release.

Here I used Winter Birds to create 2 CAS cards. I started with a pear green base for both. On the first one, I overlapped three of the images in different shades of green. Then I added a silver cardstock circle and popped up the dove.

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On my second card, two of the leaves were stamped around the edges to frame the cardinal which was also popped up.

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Have you started on your holiday cards? I hope these give some inspiration!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Winter Birds; paper- white, black, silver, SU! Pear Pizzazz; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Certainly Celery, and Tranquil Tide; accessories- Copics, Gina K. Wreath Builder, foam dimensionals, rhinestones, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Martha Stewart traditional scallop punch.

incredibly blessed

Good morning! September is just around the corner but I still have two more cards to share using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the August Release.

Here I used Incredibly Blessed to get started on some fun fall cards. The first one has some cute paper-pieced pumpkins. I stamped the middle one and masked it before stamping the other two.

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The second card is CAS with a few falling leaves and acorns.

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We had SO much rain this year…record amounts…that it seems like we didn’t have summer. But I do love autumn and am anxious for the cool fall weather!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Incredibly Blessed; paper- white, black, SU! Peach Parfait, Dusty Durango, Crumb Cake, echo park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, gemstones.

Happy Scarecrow

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the August Release. Here I used Happy Scarecrow and Texture Tiles 2.

For my first card, I stamped the scarecrow in the middle and masked him. Then I stamped the stone texture image and sponged it with gray ink. The top was sponged with a rays stencil. How cute is this happy scarecrow?

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The leaves and pumpkin were popped up.

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My second card is CAS. I simply stamped in black and layered on the colored elements.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Scarecrow and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, SU! Peach Parfait; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Peach Parfait, Crushed Curry, and Smoky Slate; accessories- Copics, Tim Holtz ray stencil, foam tape.

cherished friend, choose faith

Good morning! Today I have two CAS cards using a few Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps. Here I used Long Stem Silhouettes, Celebrate Today, and Texture Tiles 2.

For the first card, I started with the brick pattern on the background. I wanted these flowers to really pop so I found a bright shade of red.

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On the second card, I stamped one of the Texture Tiles just in the center of the card. Then I added the flowers, letting them hang over the edges of the wood-grain pattern.

choose faith

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Long Stem Silhouettes, Celebrate Today, and Texture Tiles 2; paper- white, SU! Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Poppy Parade, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry; accessories- SU! Smoky Slate twine, Large Oval punch, corner rounder.

don’t siesta

Good morning! Today I have another card using the Llama Love set from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy August Release.

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The llama image lying down goes perfect with this sentiment…don’t siesta let’s fiesta! I sponged some green ink over a stencil for my background and popped up a cactus to accent the main panel. Have I said how much I love this set? I love this set!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Llama Love; paper- white, black, SU! Pistachio Pudding; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Copics, Heidi Swapp stencil, foam tape.

llama just say…

Llama just say how much I love this stamp set! I was telling Korin that I wanted a llama set and conveyed some of the elements & sentiments I wanted. It’s hard to fit everything you like in, but she put our ideas together and came up with a great set! I’ll share another card I made this week and I’m anxious to make more. Plus, I can’t wait to use it in bible journaling!

Here I used Llama Love from the  Sweet ‘n Sassy August Release.

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The inside simply says “happy birthday”.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Llama Love; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pixie Pink and Pistachio Pudding; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, rhinestones.

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.

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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.