Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

Hi valentine

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using an Art Impressions valentine set which is one of Ai’s new releases for Creativation (CHA), 4885- Nuts About You.  This set has cute squirrels, acorns, and a few punny sentiments to match.  Perfect to get your valentine stamping done!

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I tried an offset panel layout to showcase this fun image and embossed the white panel with clouds.  Then I added a few die cut clouds and included the sentiment on one.  The sentiment cloud, squirrels, and balloon are popped up with dimensionals.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4885- Nuts About You; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Darice Clouds embossing folder, foam dimensionals, baker’s twine, PTI Clouds dies.

twins

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai 1923- Twins stamp.  My sentiment is from the 4220- Fur-ever Set.  I never knew Art Impressions had this old lady in a fur coat holding her cat until a few months ago and when I saw it, I knew it was a must-have!   What a fun image!  They say owners and their pets look alike and this pair is no exception!

twins diane zechman

I kept this one a simple black & white card with a pop of color and I kept wanting to add some more embellishments but I really liked it just the way it is.  Sometimes less is more!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 1923- Twins and 4220- Fur-ever Set; paper- white, black, The Paper Studio- Harper’s Boutique; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Scallop Edges and Cross Stitch Circles, Bow-Easy, ribbon.

retired

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Michael’s exclusive set called His & Hers Campers, which is now also available on the Ai site!  This card was made for one of my husband’s previous co-workers who recently retired. With all of the freeeeezing temps we’ve had lately, I’m sure he is looking forward to spending time at his camper by the lake this summer!

retired camper diane zechman

Since I needed a masculine card, I pulled out some plaid papers and kept it clean & simple…no frills!  I stamped the little camper and a sentiment on the inside.

retired camper 2 diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions His & Hers Campers; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Marina Mist, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, enamel dots.

snowmen collage

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Merriest Christmas Set (4790) . The small flake is from the Michael’s exclusive set called Warm Wishes.  Even though this set was designed for Christmas, these snow people are perfect for your cards all winter long!

snowmen collage diane zechman

I did make a bunch of these for Christmas, though, so I kept them CAS with no coloring and sort of made a collage.

I added some crystal lacquer to the “glass” on the light pole and some Stickles to the tree and snow.  The tree was popped with dimensionals.

snowmen collage 2 diane zechman

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Merriest Christmas Set (4790), small flake from Michael’s exclusive- Warm Wishes; paper- white, SU! Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake; ink- Distress Vintage Photo, SU! Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede; accessories- Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil, Marianne Creatables tree die, twine, Stickles, Crystal Effects, foam tape.

let’s purrrrty

Good morning and…Happy New Year!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the LOL Cats stamp set and the Number Dies.  Of course, the numbers need to be shiny for a brand new year…so I pulled out a pack of foiled papers to die cut them with.

SNSS 2017 diane zechman

I also gave kitty a sparkly hat and horn with some Stickles.

SNSS 2017 b diane zechman

May you all have a happy, safe, and very blessed 2017!

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy LOL Cats; paper- white, DCWV Touch of Foil Stack; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SNSS Number Dies, 1/16″ circle punch, Copics, Stickles, silver cording.

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monogram notecards

Good morning!

Today I am sharing some monogram note cards on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Shake it Off Lowercase Alpha, Grunge Elements, and Scribble Flowers stamp sets.  These come together pretty quickly once you decide on your design and you can easily make multiples for a set (perfect for last minute Christmas gifts)!  I ended up with 3 layouts that I liked.

SNSS monogram 1a diane zechman

The first card was inspired by this one. Then I made two more versions with the same supplies, yet different layouts.  I got a bit carried away with the flowers here…lol…so the rest of the cards I made with this layout had less.  😉

SNSS monogram 1b diane zechman

SNSS monogram 1c diane zechman

SNSS monogram 1d diane zechman

Each one was embellished with some bling and bits of paper doilies.  The monogram letter circles are popped with foam dimensionals.

Don’t forget some matching envelopes!

SNSS monogram 1e diane zechman

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Shake it Off Lowercase Alpha, Grunge Elements, and Scribble Flowers; paper- white; ink-  SU! Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana; accessories- 1 1/2″ circle punch, foam dimensionals, washi tape, paper doilies, rhinestones.

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a merry snowflake

When I was preparing for a swap last month, I made this Christmas card with some SU! (merry and borders) and Sweet ‘n Sassy (snowflake) dies.  Then I realized how many I had to make and how many passes through the die cut machine it would take and quickly scrapped the idea. lol.  But not before getting a few created.

My card was inspired by THIS one in the SCS gallery.

merry snowflake diane zechman

I glued the bottom of each layer of the snowflake down but added foam tape to the upper edges.

merry snowflake 2 diane zechman

Have a great Saturday!

Christmas sled

At a gathering with friends last month, this was my card for the Christmas card swap.  I like the white on white with a pop of red!  What you can’t see is the sparkle of Stickles on the rooftops.

CAS sled diane zechman

The sentiment is from my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set and the background is an old Cuttlebug embossing folder.   The Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees and sledding die came from The Craft Shack. :)

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Poinsettias & Candles ; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 20 dies (banner), Impression Obsession sled (108-F) and Evergreen Trees (217-E), foam tape, twine, Stickles.

a very dairy Christmas

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a couple cards using the Dairy Christmas Set (4789) .  I think this first one is my fave… how fun is that joyous cow?  I gave it a simple water-colored background and used some Copics to dot the festive scarf.

2016 s cha 1a diane zechman ai

The next two are cards that would be perfect for all our chicken lovin’ friends… cluck cluck!

2016 s cha 4a diane zechman ai

I went with bright, non-traditional colors here…  :)

2016 s cha 5a diane zechman ai

I hope you are enjoying your Christmas card crafting.  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Dairy Christmas Set (4789); paper- white, black, SU! Gumball Green and Marina Mist, Doodlebug- home for the holidays, MME- Colorful Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 20 and Stitched Traditional Tags, Prima Watercolor Confections- Classics, foam dimensionals, adhesive pearls, Labels 14 and Circle Nestabilities, Eyelet Outlet ornament brad.

bright future

Good morning!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring all 4 of the new stamp sets from this month’s release.  SNSS is also celebrating a birthday this month, so keep checking for daily deals, weekly specials, and a grand prize!

Here I made a CAS card using two new sets… Furry Friends and Faith Quote Blocks.

bright future diane zechman

Wow…9 years!  Happy birthday, SNSS!

birthday 2016

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Furry Friends and Faith Quote Blocks; paper- white, SU! Calypso Coral; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Crushed Curry; accessories- Tim Holtz Rays stencil, Copics.

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