Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cute Friends

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

Is the weather getting cooler in your neck of the woods?
It is here in Michigan (known as the winter wonderland), but before winter sets in, we have Fall. My favorite time of the year, and what better way to celebrate then to have a Fall Kitty Picnic!

When I purchase my products from Beverly, I try to look at each item in many ways, getting lots of use out of them for each season.

The Wild Rose Studio Kitty Picnic stamp was no exception. By using fall colors, I was able to turn a summer stamp into fall!! Using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6 x 6 paper, I paper pieced both the picnic basket and dress.

This cute stamp has both lady bugs and a butterfly on it.
Being fall, I covered them up by first using Twinkling H2O's Autumn Brilliance painted on card stock, then cut out with Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set.

I love the shimmer the H2O's give the leaves...just like real ones! I placed the small leaves over the butterfly and lady bugs and viola, I have a fall card!

For my background, I cut strips of paper from Kaisercraft Lady Rose paper pad. For a bit of interest I used Stickles on the flowers and hat! Adding a satin bow, a button, (and a few more of those shimmery leaves), and my card is complete!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kitties Fall Picnic

Hello! It's Gracie posting today, and I'm excited to share a Fall card I made for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such Fall Picnic. Of course, I used many crafty goodies from Classy Cards 'n Such store to create my card, some lovely supplies I must add!

To make this card, first I die cut my card base with Our Daily Bread Designs Vintage Flourish Pattern, and then I die cut a window on it's front, with the coordinating frame from the same set. I cut an inner layer that matched the size of the card base from White Pearl Linen.

I printed a piece of plaid patterned digital paper on White Pearl Linen also, and adhered it covering one third of the inner layer, to work as a picnic blanket. I aligned the inner layer with the card base, marked the window outline on it and die cut it with the coordinating frame die. The frame that resulted was attached to the inside of the card, after I aged it with Distress Ink in Old Paper, with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. The other remaining part of the inner layer was attached to the card front, from the inside.

Once the card base was entirely ready, I started working on all the elements I needed to complete my card. I stamped Wild Rose Studio's Kitty Picnic on White Pearl Linen and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. I fuzzy cut it and adhered the images to the card front with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. 

I then die cut lots of leaves from Precious Metals Craft Foil by Spellbinders, with Impression Obsession's Small Leaf Set. I applied some Graphite Inka Gold to the craft foil leaves, to make them look a bit organic. I added the leaves on the bottom of the card front around the images, arranging them to look like a bed of leaves. I adhered them with UHU all purpose adhesive (silicone gel glue).

I also used other die cuts as tree branches that I cut from olive green paper with PoppyStamps Pine Garland. I cut around four or five of them and adhered them with Tombow Mono Multi Glue to the card front from the inside, so they'd appear to be coming out of the window.

Finally I heat embossed a sentiment, from Sweet 'n Sassy's Autumn Mum Greetings stamp set, with Gold detail embossing powder on a little banner that was die cut with the smallest die from A2 Matting Basics A. I distressed the die cut's edges, and applied Distress ink in Old Paper to it, and next I cut it's right end with a scissor to create the classic banner shape. I mounted it with foam tape on the left side of the card, and cut the remainder piece to fit the card's width perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card! I invite you to join our challenge this week for a chance to win a prize from the store and the Classiest Card Award too.

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Hello Fall

Hello, it's Jenny posting.  I designed this for the latest challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

Hope you can join in the colors of fall challenge.  I began this card by looking through my card stock.  I was so inspired by the plaids in the inspiration photo.

I found this pretty plaid paper in the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper pack.  I cut out a rectangle of the paper using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A set.  The center oval was cut out with the largest Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large.

I then matted the plaid paper onto a rectangle of green card stock which was also cut out of the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A set.  The center of the green paper was cut with the largest oval in the Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small set.

I stamped the Stacy Stamps, The Woods stamp, using Memento Brown ink and then colored it in with a Copic E31 marker.

The leaves from the Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set, were sponged with distress ink to give them a natural appearance.

I cut the Hello out of the new Impression Obsession Greetings set and also dabbed distress ink over the die cut.  I love these greetings dies, they are so versatile.

Before I put everything together, I popped the Vintage Bliss card stock up using foam dots to add dimension.  I glued the green paper to the white card base, added a bow out of ribbon from my stash and then glued Impression Obsession Small Leaf set around it.

I decided the card needed something extra, so I sponged distress ink over the white base layer and the edges of the Vintage Bliss paper to add some visual texture.

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what you make for this challenge!

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Thankful For You

Joy, here posting a card for the CCNS #55 Fall Picnic photo inspiration challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such. You can go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog challenge and catch all the details.

Here is my card for this week's challenge.

For this card I used Blueprints 4 by My Favorite Things for the scallop border and for the base.

The brown strip with the little bird and sentiment came from Harvest Lane paper pad by Simple Stories. The fall plaid is from Vintage Bliss paper pad, also by Simple Stories.

The '"For You" sentiment is from the stamp set called Anytime Sentiments  by Impression Obsession, and the little tiny flourish is from Spring Words by JustRite. This was layered on top of a card which the corners were rounded.

We would love to see what you would do with this challenge.  All you have to do is go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog and link your card there.  You could be the winner of a nice prize.

Thank you for looking at my card. Have a happy stamping day!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Apple A Day

Our challenge this week was very easy for me once I saw the inspiration photo of the Fall Picnic.

Mindy here, and that basket of apples on the bench up front caught my eye immediately. I love the fall because apples are in season and there are so many different types available.

I started my card by cutting my apple tree and background from The Lake House paper pad from Kaisercraft. The Woodland Tree Silhouette die from Memory Box, was cut from the dark brown print and adhered to the lighter gray print.

I then got out my favorite Impression Obsession dies and went to work cutting out all of the smaller embellishments. I used the Large Fence die, the Bushel of Apples, Small Leaf Set, and Bunny Set, cut several times each, to build my story card, shading the pieces and using markers to add stems and veining to the apples and leaves. The small bunny took one of the Pink Lady apples just for himself!

To finish the card, I cut a sentiment banner from the A2 Card Creator Set -Tranquil Moments by Spellbinder's and hand lettered An Apple A Day!  This set is not currently carried in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store, but the A2 Card Creator Set - Divine Eloquence could be substituted for it. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card this week, and that it has inspired you to make a card or two of your own to submit in our challenge! 

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