Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flowering Almond

Hi there, Diane with you today.

Don't you love Springtime with all the buds and blooms? I certainly do, and in the Spring in Michigan ,we have a Blossom Queen and parade each May. Some of the beautiful blossoms here are Flowering Almond as shown below.

I had a what you might call a light bulb moment to make a few Flowering Almond blossoms of my own. What is rather unique about these, is what I used to create them with.

When you receive an order from Classy Cards 'n Such, it always arrives beautifully wrapped in pretty pink tissue.
I decided to not waste it and make a few flowers with it, recycle is always good!


To start I cut 3 layers of the tissue, stacked them and used Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings die to cut them. I pulled all the layers apart, then used a bit of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of each flower to adhere. Once almost dry, I fluffed and crunched up the petals to get my blossoms.

I embossed a background with Cherry Blossoms EB folder by Anna Griffin. That was topped with Joy! Crafts Billies Circle die.

I cut a few branches using Impression Obsession Large Bird on a Branch die. I snipped the bird off on each branch, poor bird, I do that to him a lot!


I then added my blossoms, and 3 butterflies cut from Joy! Crafts Fantasy Butterflies.

The sentiment is from the JustRite stamp set Floral Basket
which was embossed, using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Silver Detail embossing powder. I hope this helps you to rethink your own packaging and recycle into something beautiful!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Thoughts

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


The paper is from Graphic 45's paper pad called Raining Cats and Dogs

The blue background paper is dry embossed with a folder from Anna Griffin called Matelasse. The sentiment is from Anytime Sentiments, by Impression Obsession. (A fabulous stamp set for so many occasions - a basic) and was embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder.  I used some Joy Foam Pads to pop up the sentiment element, added the pinwheel and tied a little gold thread at the top.

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


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Oh, No- Caught A Bug

It is Shirley posting today.  I have made a card for a sick friend today.  I am hoping this might make her smile and take her mind off of being sick for a minute or two.


I started my card with a pink card base and added a layer of white card stock.  I chose a colorful piece of designer paper for the top layer.

I grabbed a scrap piece of white card stock and embossed the jar, from the Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set, Get Well Critters,  using blue embossing powder.  I fussy cut the jar and then stamped the little bug in the center of it using markers to color it in. I stamped the "Oh no" in black ink and used a small tag punch. I lightly sponged pink ink around the tag. I used  Doodle Twine - Sweet Cakes Valentine Assortment to tie around the jar with the tag and added a small bow. I used Joy Small foam pads to pop the jar up on my card.

The main sentiment " I heard you caught a bug" , from the Get Well Critters was stamped on white card stock.  I used the Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence to cut the sentiment out. 

This completes my card for today. I hope you liked it.



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cherry Blossoms

I have seen many beautiful pictures of the cherry blossom trees blooming, and hope to see them in person someday.

It's Mindy with you today, sharing a card with these beautiful blossoms.  I hope you like it, and are inspired by it's beauty.

There are so many dies and stamps in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store, I'm sure you will find many to add to your collection.

I started with the Cherry Blossoms die cut set from Spellbinders and cut the largest flower die from pink paper ribbon. This is a twisted paper that forms a cording, but can be unfurled then die cut. I like it because it is textured and thin, but many card stock brands will work as well. I have even used paper coffee filters before.


I embossed a sheet of yellow card stock with the Dazzling Sunburst embossing folder by Ecstasy Crafts, and mounted it behind a die cut circle cut in my card front.

I assembled the branch and flowers with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive then attached it to the circle edge and spread it across the opening.

After attaching a cute butterfly near the flowers, I die cut a tag from the A2 Filigree Delight Set also from Spellbinders. I shaded the tag and added the phrase from Just the Right Words , by Becca Feeken for JustRite Stamps.  The tag was adhered using foam tape below the opening to complete the card.





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Be Still

Hello, Diana here today! 

My  Sue Wilson Spanish Collection - Seville Die Set are still out on my (very messy) desk, so I went ahead and made another card with them. This time I made a shaped card using the next largest die as my card base.


First I made a soft green background with touches of blue for my background using the Twinkling H2O's Thankful set.  I used the next largest die from the Seville Set to trim it so that it could be my base. I then popped up the gorgeous intricate white layer up with strips cut from the Joy! Foam Pads.

My stamped verse is embossed with White Detail embossing powder.

My final addition is a 3 layered butterfly: PoppyStamps Cheviot Butterfly in white card stock. Another on vellum colored with Copic markers, and the top is the PoppyStamps Delaney Butterfly using a metal craft sheet. All were adhered using Art Institute Clear Dries Adhesive.

I hope you like it!





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