Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

stop drop and pray

Hello! I am sharing a card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW January release. Here I used Stop Drop Pray and Whimsy Bouquet. They are both from the Creative Worship line but I wanted to show how they can be used in card-making as well.

stop drop pray diane zechman

This is CAS… I just stamped, colored with Copics, and popped my panel up on a sheet of white craft foam. A few drops of Stickles were added to the little dots.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Stop Drop Pray and Whimsy Bouquet; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, accessories- Copics, Stickles, foam craft sheet, Scor-Tape.

birthday fox

Hello! Can you believe 2017 has almost come to a close? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings come your way in 2018!

I am sharing a quick card today using a few of the December Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words.

fox birthday diane zechman

I used a stamp positioning tool (the MISTI) to make this a super easy card to create. The trees were stamped onto both white cardstock and blue patterned paper. Then the top of the white piece was cut away to create a snowy hill. The fox and bird were then stamped to finish the scene.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake and retired Prints Pack; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- MISTI tool, MFT Blueprints 21.

Christmas bear

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a day of peace and joy with family and friends to share it with as we celebrate Christ’s birth.

Here’s a quick card today using two Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Christmas Silhouettes.

Christmas bear diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Christmas Silhouettes; paper- white, blue, glitter white; ink- SU! Midnight Muse; accessories- foam dots, Stickles.


Hello! I am sharing another card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW December release. Here I used Scene Silhouettes: Woodland (the December 2017 Stamp of the Month), Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Hello My Name Is.

forgiven diane zechman

Forgiveness. Something I really struggle with. Maybe you do too? But we need to remember to forgive, because God always forgives us. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland, Scene Silhouettes: Trees, and Hello My Name Is; paper- white, brown; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse, and Gumball Green.

on your special day

Hello! I almost have my holiday cards ready for the mail! We still need to get our tree up, though. Just taking a moment to pop in quick with a masculine card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  These are from the NEW December release which is pretty awesome…just sayin’! Here I used a special set called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland which happens to be the December 2017 Stamp of the Month. You can get this set Free with your $60 order through 12/31/17 .  I also used a new set called Thoughtful Words.

bear special day diane zechman

This card is pretty self-explanatory…I just tore the white die cut rounded square for the snow.

Have a great Tuesday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, brown, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- SU! Soft Suede; accessories- corner rounder, MFT Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Blueprints 20, adhesive pearls.

happy thoughts

Good morning! I needed a few thank you cards recently using specific company products and I realized I forgot to photograph one or two before sending them off. Ugh. Here’s a few I came up with though. The first uses the MISTI with Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set. Love that flower and the MISTI makes it easy! I added a few Nuvo drops under the sentiment.

Altenew and MISTI diane zechman

The second one uses a sweet pup from Paper Smooches’ Woofers and Tweeters. Her muzzle was stamped a second time and popped with foam tape. The sentiment is from Slang Gang. Gotta love it!  Both cards have an embossed background with the Darice Plaid embossing folder.

paper smooches woofers diane zechman

Have a great day!


no peeking!

Recently some friends and I got together for a day of stamping fun. Most of us are from NY and PA. We all plan a card for everyone to make and I love our November get together because I end up with a great addition to my Christmas card pile!

For my project, I used the SU! Santa’s Suit stamp set and an old sentiment from my stash.

santa pants no peeking diane zechman

I saw a card somewhere where someone cut Santa’s pants and it was too cute not to CASE. I borrowed a layout from another card and I was happy with it. Here’s the front “opened”.

santa pants no peeking 2 diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! Santa’s Suit, AmyR Winter Sentiments; paper- red, white, kraft, SU! Blush Blossom; ink- Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Lucky Stars embossing folder, Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripes embossing folder, MISTI tool, Promarker- Soft Peach, twine, craft knife and cutting mat, gold sequins, SU! small oval punch and Banners Framelits.

Christmas pine

Good morning!

Just popping in with a CAS Christmas card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  Here I used Christmas Pine.

Christmas pine diane zechman

This really was pretty quick & easy to create…in fact, I made 4 in a short time for my holiday cards. I stamped the pinecone first and masked it before stamping the branches. The background was lightly sponged over a stencil and the brown “splatters” were from an old stamp. Instead of coloring the pinecone, I simply sponged on a bit of brown and added a little Stickles for some sparkle.

Christmas pine 2 diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Pine; paper- white, brown, SU! Old Olive; ink- SU! Old Olive, Soft Suede and Early Espresso; accessories- The Crafter’s Workshop- Mini Quatrefoil Reversed stencil, ribbon, glue dots, Stickles.

ugly sweaters

Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all are able to spend this day with family and friends, giving thanks for all God has blessed us with!

It may be Thanksgiving, but today the Art Impressions team is featuring the new Ai Michael’s exclusive Christmas Clear & PopCards Sets! Here I used the SC0799- Ugly Sweater set.

ugly sweater 1 diane zechman

I’ve been wanting to make some CAS cards with a little selective, “spotlight”, coloring and I thought this gal would be perfect for it! I tried 2 different styles with masking and sponging on each. Both used a combination of masking with a post-it note and some masking fluid for the tiny areas. On the first one, I simply sponged green ink on the right side.

ugly sweater 2 diane zechman

For the second one, I covered the masked image with a dotted stencil and sponged on some red ink. For both, I kept my image close to the bottom so I could add a strip of patterned paper to the top. After selectively coloring a few areas, I finished them with some Stickles and tied on some linen thread.

ugly sweater 3 diane zechman

Happy Thanksgiving!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions SC0799- Ugly Sweater Set; paper- white, patterned paper scraps; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Riding Hood Red and Gumball Green; accessories- Copics, SU! Seasonal Decorative Masks, linen thread, Post-it note, Fineline Masking Fluid pen, Misti, Stickles.

under His wings

Good morning!

Just popping in with a card or two using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  Here I used His Wings to create a CAS card.

find refuge diane zechman

I started by sponging some green & blue ink over a stencil for the background. The feathers were colored with Copics and popped with dimensionals.

I actually made this second card first but realized the set was out of stock/retired. I wasn’t going to share it but since I already took a photo, I thought many of you might have it and would like to see a way to use it other than bible journaling. So here is a similar card with the retired set, Songs of Praise.

sing thy grace diane zechman

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy His Wings; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime Twist; accessories- Copics, Tim Holtz Nordic stencil, foam dimensionals, linen thread.