Monday, July 28, 2014

CCNS Challenge #43 Gingham

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #43.

This week our challenge is Gingham!


Make a paper crafting project using Gingham and the inspiration photo provided...in good taste, and of course a product sold at Classy Cards 'n Such!

That's it...very simple, but please read the requirements below....looking forward to your entries!

Our challenges run Monday through Saturday, if your project is created during that week, it qualifies. Please don't back link a project made prior to that week's  challenge...thank you.

We have a few requirements to play: 
1.  Make a classy card, tag, or other paper crafting project using the theme Gingham.
2.  Theme must be followed.
3.  Must include an item currently stocked in the ClassyCards 'n Such online store.  However, it does not have to have been purchased there.
4.   Must be a follower of the CCNS blog either by email or reader and/or be a  CCNS newsletter subscriber. If a follower via reader, must email beverly@classycardsnsuch.com with name used in the reader.  If you aren't a follower or newsletter subscriber, sign up now!
5.   Direct link your entry post (not blog), to the InLinkz tool below.
6.   If using a gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, use code CCNS43.
7.   Only new entries please.  No back posting allowed.
8.  You may enter up to 3 projects....and combine with as many challenges as you want.
9.   New challenges begin on Mondays and end on Saturdays at midnight central time.  Winners are announced on Sundays.
10. CCNS has the right to remove any entries not following the guidelines and/or entries deemed inappropriate.
11. Most of all, have FUN!!!

The Prize:
1.   While we cannot ship prizes internationally due to increasing shipping costs, international entries are encouraged. We can only ship prizes to US addresses at this time.
2.   A prize will be offered to the winner based on meritOccasionally, a guest designer spot may be offered!
3.  A Classiest Card badge may be awarded when entries are exceptionally good.
4.  Winner must claim their prize by Wednesday of each week or the prize will be forfeited. 
5. Prizes are limited to one win per month.
6. Prizes will be awarded only when there are seven or more entrants.

Enter to win this week's prize!!

 Gingham Cover-A-Card by Impression Obsession
Gingham Cover-a-Card by Impression Obsession

Here are a few samples from the Classy Cards Design Team to get you started.

Mindy

Gracie

Jenn

Jenny

We'll have the full posts on these 
beautiful cards later this week!


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

CCNS Challenge Winner #42

Hi everyone,

Thanks for playing along with our Buttons and Bows challenge! Your entries are beautiful!! Unfortunately, the minimum of seven entries was not reached so no prize will be awarded this week.

Watch for tomorrow's challenge which is fun and super easy! Gingham!! The details of this challenge will be released at midnight Central time tonight.

Please encourage your friends to play with us too and be sure to read and follow ALL of the requirements!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...


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Lilac Elegance

Hello, it's Gracie today, and welcome to a new inspiration post for Classy Cards 'n Such! Our challenge this week is to use Buttons and Bows in our cards.

Today I'd like to share a card that represents very much my approach to the classy and elegant card making style. I enjoy to combine colors with white to create contrast, and today is no exception. Lilac and white combined always result, from my point of view, in a very elegant design.



For this creation I used Spellbinders dies. I started off as always with my indispensable A2 Matting Basics A. I used the largest die of this set to cut my card base and patterned layer. I like to print my digital designer papers in White Pearl Linen (it's one of my favorite cardstocks). The patterned layer was dry embossed with a M-Bossabilities folder, to add some interest and texture.

For the next layer I created a central column using the largest die from the A2 Filigree Delight set. To do this:

1. I die cut the frame and central oval window.
2. Cut it in half vertically and, 
3. Adhered the resulting parts parallel to each other with the half oval contour facing outward.




Next, I added a very layered central frame using Imperial Gold Labels Four.

1. I die cut the medium size label once in metallic lilac cardstock and adhered it horizontally on the center of the card. 
2. Then I die cut the next smaller label twice, once in lilac and once in White Pearl Linen. I adhered the smaller lilac label vertically and then added the white label horizontally on top of it. The white label was stenciled and sponged with Memento ink in Lulu Lavender. Lastly, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs, in Gold detail embossing powder.


Finally, in order to fulfill the challenge I attached a handmade, lilac triple bow embellished with a gold vintage button.

My mission is to inspire you, so I hope you enjoyed my card and feel motivated to create a card with Buttons and Bows for this week's challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks so very much for your visit!


Your card is so beautiful! Thanks Gracie!

Click any of the product photos below for more info or to purchase any of the products used.

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...





  
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