Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Adirondack Bliss

Hi, it's Jenny here today, sharing a card I created for the Classy Cards Red, White and Blue Challenge. The inspiration photo is a bit more patriotic, but I was really inspired by the flower pots and Adirondack chair.

I started with a 5.5 card base and then cut the top layers a 1/4 inch smaller, so the framed layers would be 1/8 inch smaller on all sides. I cut the circles with Spellbinders circle dies.

Before gluing the layers together, I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the center of the main card panel with a Mini Ink Blending Tool, and then cut clouds out of it using a die from my supplies. Classy Cards has a similar Memory Box Puffy Clouds die in stock. I added a bird from the Impression Obsession Sea Birds die set.

I sandwiched the Impression Obsession Grass Border die between the two top layers, and nestled the Garden Pots and Buckets cut from Kraft card stock in the grass. The small flowers are from another die in my supplies, and were molded with a tool and mat. The top layer is popped up higher with Joy Crafts Foam Pads for dimension.

Last I glued the red 'Happy Birthday' cut from the Impression Obsession Greeting die set.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my take on this week's Red, White and Blue Challenge!

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You Made My Day

Hello, friends! Mindy visiting with you this Wednesday morning. Here is my card for this weeks challenge, Red, White, and Blue, on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.

The Inspiration Photo for this challenge is a bright and cheery one that brings back thoughts of picnics and fun family times in the back yard.  I hope you will be inspired to enter our challenge this week.

My card began with a background of watercolor paper that I spritzed with water, and then sprinkled on just a small bit of the new Pthalo Green Color Burst by Ken Oliver Crafts. A little bit of the extra fine powder goes a long way, so for your A2 size card, one tiny tap will give you plenty of color. I then spritzed again with more water to help give a very light color background. While this dried, I began cutting my die images for the card.

I cut most of my parts from white card stock, then used my Tim Holtz Distressed Markers to color them. The dies I used for my scene were Birdhouse Set and two of the Grass Border by Impression Obsession. The Garden Pots and Tiny Tulips are from Memory Box, and Madison Park Bench by Poppystamps. Several other loose bits sitting on my desk were used to fill in the flower pots, including some small lilies and flowers from Heartfelt Creations stamps. I also cut two pillow shapes to place on my bench for decoration. I used Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to attach my dies to the card front. 

To complete my card, I added some teeny tiny Rhinestones for flower centers, along with some pico embellisher for accents and flower centers. The sentiment was from the Keep in Touch, Too stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 

I hope you enjoyed my card, and will join us for this week's challenge.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Celebrate You

Good afternoon!  Joy here showing you a card I made with some supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I love this challenge. The photo reminds me of summer, picnics, flowers and beautiful warm days!

And here is my card:

I made a file folder greeting card with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

The flowers are from the Botanical Medallions from JustRite, then cut out with Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels.

The paper is from Home Sweet Home by Graphic 45.  The sentiment by JustRite is called Just the Right Words and stamped on vellum.

The tiny butterfly is from Majestic Monarchs by Sweet 'n Sassy and cut out using the matching die from Majestic Monarchs dies. 

We would love to see what you do with the inspirational photo. This would be a good time to challenge one of your stamping friends -- one of you could win the nice prize that will go to the winner.

Thanks for looking at my card . I look forward to seeing your project!

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Best Wishes

Hi, Diane with you today!

I have a rather large, but fun, Americana card to show you.

I used a Sue Wilson embossing folder for the background.I cut two PoppyStamps Small Madison Windows and two PoppyStamps Small Madison Shutters.

I hand cut the star curtains from Bo Bunny Anthem collection papers.

I decorated the windows, just in time for Memorial Day
with a wreath cut with Memory Box Starry Wreath. I cut it three times, using Pearlized Esse White Metallic for the base, So Silk Fair Blue and Stardream Jupiter for the randomly places stars. I just cut them apart, very easy. If you haven't tried any of these card stocks yet, give them a try, they are a wonderful heavier weight and beautiful!

The sentiment is a Spellbinders die. A tip for adhering your words. Cut a piece of Scor-tape double sided adhesive to fit your word, and place on the back of the paper you are using. Place your die on the paper side, (not the adhesive side), and cut. To make this even easier, I use daily either the Cuttlehug, Large shim or Mini Adapter Plate. To help get the paper with adhesive out of your die, another daily tool I can't live without are the Crafters Tools by Cheery Lynn Designs.These really come in handy with the more intricate and smaller dies like the word dies.

I finished my card with a pretty bow.

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