Thursday, October 30, 2014

Candy Cane Swirl

Hi, Diana here to share you my card for Classy Cards 'n Such for the Candy Cane Christmas inspired challenge.

Sometimes I take such challenges literally - it's just easier that way.  Ha ha!

I think the new Impression Obsession Christmas Icons are just the cutest little dies, and are just so versatile. Here I arranged the candy canes cut from red card stock into a circular shape on top of some card stock I ran through with a Tim Holtz Holly embossing folder. Then I added the little Christmas tree at the center. Everything looks better framed right? This is no exception.

Here I made a nice wide frame using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and popped it up with Joy! Small Foam Pads. My sentiment from Verve is embossed with Silver Detail embossing powder.

Isn't that little tree just adorable? I die cut it eight times, stacked them up, and centered it within my candy cane swirl.  I then die-cut it out of the gold and silver SB Precious Metals Craft Foil and used the negative die cuts to fill in the garland and ornaments. It's such a tiny bit but it packs a big punch, don't you think? 

Thank you so much for looking and hope you get a chance to play along!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Winter Centerpiece

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

This week our challenge is Candy Cane Christmas using red, white, and a touch of green. I have to say I have had this idea for this card for quite some time, so it was fun when I finally got to pull it all together!

I started with the Winter Large Snowflakes Memory Box stencil. If you haven't tried stenciling yet, give it a go as it is a beautiful way to make backgrounds!

Using Dreamweaver Embossing paste, I applied it to my stencil with a Palette Knife. I quickly removed the stencil,  and immediately covered my stenciled image with Crystal Ice glitter. * A tip when stenciling is to have a small pan of water nearby to drop your knife and stencil in. The embossing paste dries very quickly, and this way it protects your tools and stencils until you can clean them up!*

For the centerpiece I cut Memory Box Vintage Apothecary Jar, and filling it with Impression Obsession Fir Sprig Set which I coated with a chunky, snow-like glitter.

The candy canes are from Impression Obsession Christmas Icons. The white twigs I cut a tree die, then cut it apart to give me twigs. The holly was a die I had on hand. I finished with Christmas Red Pearls and White Pearls.

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A White Wreath

Hello, Shirley posting today.  We have a Candy Cane Christmas challenge this week. We are to use red and white with a little green.

We would love to have you join us for the challenge. Get out your white, red and a little green card stock and get started. We can't wait to see your card!

My card was started with a white square card base.  I layered a piece of red and a piece of white card stock over the base. I stamped on the middle of the card with a Flourishes Holiday Topiaries sentiment stamp, "Tis the Season", using a red ink pad.

I used the Impression Obsession Twig Wreath with white card stock to cut my wreath. There is a sprig die in with the wreath, and I cut extras of the sprigs to add to the wreath.  I also used the Dee's Distinctively Ponderosa Pine Sprig die to cut pine sprigs, to add to the wreath to give it fullness. I cut the holly  and berries with a die that is also included with the Twig Wreath die. I adhered the branches and berries to the wreath.

Next, I used the PoppyStamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die to cut the poinsettia with red card stock. I layered the poinsettia and attached them with glue. Added liquid pearls to the center of the poinsettia. Attached Joy Small Foam Pads to the back of the wreath. I placed the wreath over the sentiment and attached it to the card.

The finishing touch to my card was to add silver beads to two of the corners.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Joy, Hope and Peace

Hello! Joy today, showing you a card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.

This is for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such - Candy Cane Christmas!  I've started making Christmas cards and this is one of the first ones.

This card used the die set from My Favorite Things called Blueprints 4, which I just love!  I used the stamp set call Noel Christmas Ornaments, from JustRite. Underneath the Peace word, I used a little flourish from the JustRite set called Spring Words. The little framed sentiments were popped up using Joy Foam Pads.

Now it's your turn to show off what you would do with this challenge. Join us this week, and see all the details and to link your card.  You could be the winner of a nice prize!  Why not challenge a friend to make one with you, I often challenge my sister.  We have so much fun chatting about what products and designs we will use. 

Thanks for looking at my card. Have a HAPPY stamping day!

Check back on Friday at noon. Joy has a special post for you showing how she used her supplies to make variations of her card above! You don't want to miss it!

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Candy Cane Inspired

It's time to share a new card for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such. It's a Candy Cane Christmas. We were challenged to make a Christmas project in red and white, and a touch of green! What a perfect, and contrasting color combination for the holidays.

The candy cane inspiration translates to my card through the die cut frame's border. I cut the frame with Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor, to which I also die cut an inner window with A2 Matting Basics A.

I like to layer dies from different sets a lot, to achieve new results every time, and I did just that. I die cut a label from the silver back of a Delicate Pastels Craft Foil by Spellbinders, with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty-Four. I die cut two coordinating labels from red and white card stock using Fancy Label Tags Two. I heat embossed a sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Vintage Seed Packet stamp set, in Silver detail embossing powder on the white label.

I also die cut some Christmas elements to decorate the labels using Poppystamps Pine Garland, Small Blooming Poinsettia, and also from Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set. I heat embossed the white leaves and the small poinsettia with Pearlescent embossing powder, using Distress embossing ink. I adhered all the elements to the red label, attaching the Pine Garland pieces to the back of the label, and the leaves and small poinsettia to it's top.

I prepared a white card base using A2 Matting Basics A. I dried embossed it's front with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Ornamental Iron folder. Next I glued the frame. I added a piece of red satin Ribbon across the center of the card, horizontally, and then I mounted the three labels with foam tape. I finished the design adding some Baby Rhinestones - Silver and a bow.

I hope you can join us this week with your candy cane inspired creation. As every week, if we have seven entries,  a prize from the store will be given away to a lucky winner! We also may award a Classiest Card badge to someone!

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