Friday, November 21, 2014

In the Garden of Life

I love this stamp set so much!  Not only are the sentiments so beautiful, the rose is one of my favorite flowers.

Hello, Mindy here, to share a card that I truly believe is the epitome of beauty and class.

I started with a green card stock A 2 size card base, and matted a piece of rusty red card on top, leaving a small border. The color combination was so nice, I decided that I wanted some of it to show through.

So after stamping my image from the JustRite Hope and Love Vintage Labels set, and coloring with my Distressed Markers, I decided to die-cut it with the A2 Card Creator- Filigree Delight from Spellbinders. I also cut one of the Filigree Frames from camel brown stock and trimmed out the center so the stamped image would show.

I lined up the two layers and glued the camel frame on top of the white layer. Then using Joy! Large Foam Pads, I adhered the lattice layer on top of the matted card stock layer for dimension. To complete the card, I added a small sheer bow and Allure Swirls -Silver Rhinestones, cut apart, and placed on the stamped flourishes for added sparkle.

Have a wonderful day, and In the Garden of Life, Let Love Grow!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Snapdragon Wishes

Hi friends, it's Jenny posting today.  I needed a quick birthday card for a friend and this is what I created.

I used the Anna Griffin Cherry Blossom embossing folder on the background panel to add dimension.  I haven't been using as many of my embossing folders lately, but this one keeps getting pulled out of hiding.  I love the subtle texture it adds to my cards.

I stamped the Stacy Stamps Snapdragons, onto white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I then cut the white panel using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A die set.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers, and then used clear Stickles to highlight the flowers and add a bit of glitz.  It really sparkles.

"Wishes" was cut from Kraft card stock, using the Impression Obsession Greeting Set, which is another go-to set for me lately, it's perfect for so many occasions.  I cut the purple mat using the next larger die in the  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A Set.  I then popped it up using Joy! Foam Pads.

To finish I wrapped some twine around the main panel.  The color coordinated well with the Kraft card xtock so it was the perfect touch.  Thanks for looking!

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Christmas Blooms

Hi Classy Friends!! Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.

Our challenge this week is all about Christmas Blooms. You can get very creative with this one by using Poinsettias, Wreaths, Pine Cones, Greens, etc! Doesn't it sound like fun? Well, I have to say it was! I had so much fun putting this card together using some wonderful products from the Classy Cards 'n Such store!

I decided to make a shaped card and first started with just plain white card stock. I scored it and folded it in half, then offset the die at the top so it would not cut all the way through, allowing my card to open and close.

I used the largest of the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die to achieve this. Using the same die, I cut out another full size ornament from Pearlized Esse White Metallic paper, and added it to the front of my card. 

To decorate my ornament I cut a Memory Box Plush Poinsettia Corner twice. One from the red, and one from the green Foil Paper Textured  assortment. I glued each Poinsettia petal down using Art Institute Clear Adhesive.

To finish, I added White Pearls and a shimmery bow. I also completed the inside of my card with a sentiment from JustRite Christmas Inner Thoughts stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I invite you to join in our weekly challenge. You can always find our current challenge by clicking on the challenge tab on the right side of the blog!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Mitten Wreath

Hello,  Shirley, posting today.  I have to tell you the card I am going to show you is the quickest card I have ever made.

I realized I did not have a card made for this challenge when I thought I had already made one.  I always have my cards in way ahead of time.   Well, this time is an exception.  When I came to this realization, it was past the time for me to turn it in.  Thankfully, I work pretty well under pressure.   Okay, we will get to the details of my card.

Today, I started out with the Memory Box Precious Mittens die cut because it was already done and laying on my craft table.  The mittens were cut from red, white and silver glitter paper.

Next I used the Impression Obsession Twig Wreath  and the Ponderosa Pine Sprig with green glitter paper .  I took the Pine Sprigs and layered them around my wreath to make it fuller.  I adhered the sprigs and the mittens to the wreath with Art Institute Clear Adhesive.

I cut a white card base, layered it with red and green glitter paper along with a piece of Christmas designer paper from my stash and put my card together.  I used the Art Institute Clear Adhesive to attach the wreath to the card.

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Merry Christmas

Hello friends, Joy here today posting a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week called Christmas Blooms

Here are the dies used:
Marietta Buckle by Memory Box - three were cut
Small Blooming Poinsettia by PoppyStamps - three were cut with a few extra leaves
Banner die

The little poinsettias were formed on the mat and shaped using one of the tools from Susan's Garden Tool Kit then glued to the Marietta Buckle, then the green leaves were added.

The sentiment from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession was heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. These elements were popped up using some Small Joy Foam Pads.  Then the items were placed on  paper from the 6x6 paper pad called Holly Bright by KaiserKraft.

Check out all the details for this week's challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  Check out some of the inspiration there and link your card - can't wait to see what you create.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Bouquet

Hello there! It's Gracie today. I'd like to share a card I made for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such Christmas Blooms. 

This is a smaller card that would look great added to a gift bag. I used Spellbinders dies to create it. First I made some flowers with Rose Creations and Carnation Creations die sets. I colored the roses with 
Barn Door Distress Ink and left the carnations white. I adhered the flowers to a Gold Circles One die cut in light brown that added a nice contrast. 
I added a couple of patterned flourish leaves to decorate the bouquet. To make them I printed a digital patterned paper on 
White Pearl Linen and die cut them with the French Frills set. 
To frame the brown layer, I die cut two Fancy Label Tags Two from red cardstock and adhered them one on top of the other with foam tape. Then I mounted the framed circle to a Decorative Labels Thirty-Four white die cut, but first I stenciled it with 
Old Paper Distress Ink and added a piece of red ribbon vertically. 

To complete the design, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment in Silver Detail, with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Autumn Mum Greetings set, on Heavyweight Vellum. Finally I added large pearl and gem stickers, and also a few Baby Pearls - LeCreme. The embellished front layer was adhered to a square card base with 1/2" Scor-Tape. 


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