Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Scene

Hi, it's Jenny posting today with a card for our latest Classy Cards 'n Such Bunnies Rule challenge.  I purchased a few new dies recently and wanted to create a scene.  I hope you like the result.


First I cut the baskets and then colored them using distress ink and my Mini Ink Blending Tool. Classy Cards sells a larger Memory Box Bountiful Basket that's on my wishlist and could create a similar look.

I cut multiple layers of grasses, also colored those with distress ink and Mini Ink Blending Tool and then nestled the baskets into the grass.  I used a lot of Joy Foam Pads on this project, anywhere I needed a little dimension. The grass right under the fence was popped up with Joy Foam Pads as was at least one other layer of grass.


I thought I would add two lists for you. One is for the actual dies I used. The other list is for substitution's from the CCNS store. All the links will be at the very bottom of this post.

Impression Obsession Small Grass Border
Impression Obsession Grass
Impression Obsession Leafy Branch
Joy Foam Pads
Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit

Similar CCNS Items
Memory Box Bountiful Basket
Poppystamps Country Fence
Memory Box Springtime Bunnies
Memory Box Puffy Clouds

I cut the bunnies, similar to Memory Box's Springtime Bunnies Set, sponged a small amount of distress ink on them, and used Foam Pads to situate them in between the grasses. The chicks were cut, sponged with ink and tucked into the basket.  I added black dots for eyes on all the animals.

The Impression Obsession Leafy Branch die was cut twice.  I sponged color on them and then layered one on top of the other.  The bottom layer was completely glued down tight while I only glued the branches of the top layer so I could move the leaves and turn them upward for dimension.

The background was created with distress ink and my Mini Ink Blending Tool. I glued clouds, making sure to overhang the edge of the card  in places to make the scene appear more natural. The flowers were molded with a small stylus from the Paper Bloooms Tool Kit and McGill Molding Mat.  I added tiny rhinestones to the centers for some sparkle.

One of the last things I added was the little fence.  It's an older die but Classy Card 'n Such carries the Poppystamps Country Fence die that would create the same sweet look.

Thanks for visiting today! I hope we have inspired you to join our weekly challenges!

There are lots of really great new items that have been added to the Classy Cards shop! Please keep your eyes on the NEW!!! section of the shop! 

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

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Bunny Hugs

Our challenge for this week at Classy Cards n' Such is Bunny's Rule, and with Easter just a few days away, the bunnies, eggs, and candy are #1 on every one's mind.

Mindy with you today sharing my bunny with beautifully decorated eggs in soft pastel colors.

I knew I wanted my Filigree Egg die, by Memory Box, to be the focal point of my card, but knew I needed a bunny to deliver them. I had a cute bunny stamp from Inky Antics on my desk, so I used him in my background. The background paper is a soft pastel printed  paper from the Romance 6X6 paper pad from Joy! Crafts, adhered with some borders of coordinating paper solids. I backed the Filigree Eggs with other scraps from the Romance pad, then decorated them with tiny Pink Rhinestones from Want2Scrap.

I added the Easter Greetings die from Impression Obsession to my card, and then popped up the decorated eggs with Joy! Foam Pads- large, to give the card more depth and dimension.  I hope you will join us for our Bunny's Rule challenge this week!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Blessings

Hi friends, Joy on deck today showing you an Easter Card I made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  This is for the challenge this week.  Have you ever challenged a friend to do a card with you and enter into the challenges -- you need to try it.  I often challenge my sister - we text and email each other about it.   It's fun and one of you could be the winner of a nice prize! --- OK, let's get to the card.

This was made using a few of my favorite scraps - the ones I just hate to throw away.  I used paper scraps from Kaisercraft called Key to My Heart and Lake House.  The base for the greeting is Decorative Labels Eight from Spellbinders, the next layer is Vintage Labels Five from JustRite.  I colored those sweet little eggs from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Bird Song.  The Easter Blessings sentiment is from JustRite's Spring Words -- which is an awesome set of 20 different holiday sentiments - PERFECT for this time of the year.  I shaded all the edges of the pieces with a Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool and popped up all the elements with Joy Foam Pads.

Now make your card or project according to the guidelines for this challenge.  You will find them at  You can link your card there or here on my blog!  Thanks and maybe you will be that winner of a great prize!

Welcome to all of our new blog followers!   I'm so happy you are with us!

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Hoppy Easter

Hello Classy Friends.  Diane with you today with my card for this week's challenge, Bunnies Rule!

I think Spring and Easter go hand in hand and decided on
this cute Easter/Spring card!

I love all the shaker cards I have been seeing lately and thought the Small Madison Window by PoppyStamps
would be perfect for one! The glass behind the window is a piece of the packaging that some of the dies/products arrive in.  Nothing better than to recycle when you can!

I added the Small Madison Shutter, one on each side, cut from a scrap of pink card stock.  I thought making the shutters pink would be fun for Easter!

Now the fun part!!  I added the Small Madison Flower Box.
I have always wanted a window box, and this is the closest I will ever get..LOL!  The window was filled with a branch from the Large Bird on a Branch die by Impression Obsession.   I just snipped the poor birdie off and stole his branch for my card!!  I used Impression Obsession Eggs from the die set Girl With Easter Basket.  They were simply colored with markers.

Bunnies were added along with bits of grass, both from the die set Mini Bunnies, also by Impression Obsession. The sentiment, Hoppy Easter, is one I have had forever from my stash!!

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

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Some Bunny says Hello

Hi!  I'm sharing a Easter/spring themed card with us inspired by this week's challenge at CCNS.  I had just gotten some new goodies from the on-line store so I couldn't wait to play.  

First, I played with the Smoky Peridot from the Twinkling H2Os Thankful collection to make my grass with the Impression Obsession Grass Border die.  I then die-cut a set of bunnies with Springtime Bunnies on white card stock. 

For my base layer which was the the stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, I embossed some chevron stripes using a Darice embossing folder and then sponged Broken China in just a small area. I arranged my die cuts on the sponged area and adhered the grass and two of the bunnies. The last bunny I popped up with small Joy! foam pads. I added a mini tag with a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Ornate Frame Sentiments
that was also popped up and threaded through with green twine.  And of course I had to use my new Water Dew Drops - loving these!

I hope you can play along!
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