Friday, August 22, 2014

Celebrating You

Hi, it's  Shirley here today!  My card today showcases an image from the JustRite Botanical Medallions and Banners  stamp set.  I love poppies, so you might see me make a lot of cards with poppies.


I colored my poppies with Copic markers. I cut the image and layer out, with the Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Seven dies. I attached the image to white embossed card stock.  I used red sequins with White Pearls in the center for my embellishments next to my poppies and sentiment.

News flash - now there is a new die called Sequins by My Favorite Things. You can make your own sequins using one of the many Foil or Metallic paper packages available at Classy Cards 'n such. Clear here to see them!

 
After I stamped the sentiment, I cut it out and made a layer to go behind it.

I hope you enjoyed the card today and the recipe for making it. Tune in again tomorrow for another great card from the Classy Cards 'n Such Design Team. 


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's Your Day

Hello, it's Jenny! This came together much differently than I'd envisioned.



I always seem to be drawn to the same colors.  I cut the Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles out of white card stock and sponged distress ink to add color.

The main circle was cut from a Spellbinders Classic Circles Large die after gluing the Memory Box Fresh Foliage and Tall Chloe Stem die cuts to it.  Rolling everything through my Big Shot made the die cuts look almost like pressed flowers on the paper.

I cut a third Tall Chloe Stem and added it on top to add more dimension.  I didn't glue the tops of the last flower to the card stock so they'd pop off the page.  The Tall Chloe Stems were also colored with  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers and then coated with clear Stickles.  I also added Pink Pearls to the flowers for a little extra interest.

The sentiment is from a Flourishes stamp set and I cut it out with a punch.  I used Joy! Small Foam Pads to adhere it to the Memory Box label die cut which was also colored with distress ink.

The butterfly was cut using pink scrap paper.  I colored the ends with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers and then attached it to the circle with Joy! Foam Pads after adding clear Stickles to the wings.

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Riding Pretty

Today, it's Joy here!  Classy Cards 'n Such has so many stamp sets that I like.  Often I get stuck on one, in fact it might borderline OCD - but that's ok, I'm having fun! Here is a card I made with one of those stamp sets that I'm stuck on.


The stamp set is called Riding Pretty by Impression Obsession.  It has a companion die set called Bicycle Die Set.  For this card I only used the flower die to put into the basket. The paper is from Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories.

The tiny flag is from a die by Poppy Stamps. I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B for the mats.  I have a little trouble getting my mats square, even though I use a good cutter, so the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and B die sets are life savers for me!  They stay out on my desk.

I used the Small Joy Foam Pads to pop up the little flower bouquet.  Check out the Riding Pretty stamp set. It is a great set and I know you will love using it as much as I do.

Have a HAPPY stamping day. 


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No Place Like Home

Hello, it's Diana! This week's challenge at Classy Card 'n Such, is Home is Where the Heart Is. I just got back from a short vacation recently and truly, there is no place like home. It's our little space in the world where we can relax and just rest, and I really am a homebody.


So for this challenge, I used a little birdhouse die, cut from Spellbinders Precious Metals Craft Foil, against a woodland scene created using Memory Box Garden Birch Trees stencil. At first, I tried sponging some blue clouds and green hills with the stencil, but after I lifted the stencil, it just wasn't what I pictured.

The Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste does a much better job showing the intricate branches and bark of the trees.  Here's a little crafting confession: I am LAZY - once I sit down to do something, I hate to get up to get a supply that is not in my immediate vicinity. I ran out of baby wipes, and instead of running upstairs to get some more to clean off the ink from my stencil, I went ahead and used my embossing paste with the inked up stencil. There wasn't much ink and I was careful not to pull the blue too far down and the green up but I LOVE the result.

There's just enough color to add depth and interest to the scene which I trimmed down using the  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.  (But please don't tell my kids that laziness pays off)!

I added a tiny heart punch out of red cardstock, and also added a strip of red to the side of my card.  I also added glossy accent to the heart which made it really hard to photograph properly but looks very nice in real life.

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Birthday Love


Hi, it's Shirley posting today with the new challenge Home is Where The Heart Is. I am super excited today because I used the one of the new Sue Wilson dies, (click here to see them), on my card today.


I started out with a vanilla card base and I cut the next layer from the (pink) Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper.

The Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence die was used to cut the fancy background layer.

I took another piece of the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper, and placed two dies from the Sue Wilson California Collection - Beverly Hills die set, to cut the next beautiful layer.

Next I used a Spellbinders label die from the A2 Filigree Delight set, and used vanilla paper with it.

For the final layer, I used the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts dies to cut the heart.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on the heart, from a stamp in my collection.

I used White Pearls to embellish the die cuts.

Thank you taking a look at my card. I hope you will join us for our Home is Where the Heart Is challenge.  We would love to see your card!


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All Hearts Lead Home

This is Mindy, and I hope you will enjoy this card. All hearts lead home for the holidays.  Thanks for joining us for our challenge this week, Home Is Where The Heart Is!  My home is my favorite place to be, it is where I feel loved, safe, and creative.


All of the metallic card stocks I used for this week's card are available in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

The papers I used are:
Champaign Neenah Pearlized Metallic 
Echo Bronze Stardream Metallic
Hera Stardream Metallic 
Nude Curious Metallic
Super Gold Metallic

For Lg. House #1:
A three inch square for the base 
Half of a three inch square for the roof 
One and one quarter inch rectangle for the door 
Three quarters of an inch rectangle for the chimney.

For House #2: 
A two inch square for the base 
Half of a two inch square for the roof 
One and one quarter inch rectangle for the door 
Three quarters of an inch rectangle for the chimney.

The various pieces were then run through an embossing folder to give them texture. The folders I used were Flower Flourish by Crafts Too!, Stripe Background by Darice, and the Matelasse Border by Anna Griffin.

I then started piecing the houses together and adhering them to the card front using double stick craft tape and foam tape. I also added two heart shaped punches to the houses.

To finish off the card, I cut a diagonal banner for the sentiment, and a grouping of the Small Leaf Set die from Impression Obsession, inked with fall colors.

I'm glad you could take a look at my card today. We would love to have you join our challenges each week!

 
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