Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sunrise & Sunset

Hello friends, Mindy with you, sharing a friendship card using pieces of watercolor paper decorated with Ken Oliver Crafts Color Bursts as my main focal image.

I love playing with the Color Bursts, and the next set of Color Bursts - Earth Tones Assortment are now in at Classy Cards 'n Such online store. They are available as singles or as a 6 pack of the colors. 

I trimmed down a piece of my watercolor art to fit my card front, matted with white, on top of a red card stock base. From there, I added a scrap of gold embossed Kraft stock, and added a bit of Ivory cotton teardrop trim around the Kraft stock.

To complete my card, I added a butterfly stamped from the Sunflower Stem PreCut Set from Heartfelt Creations, decorated with tiny Baby Pearls- White.

My sentiment is from Hope and Love Vintage Label set from JustRite Stamps, and is trimmed and attached with Joy! Large Foam Pads to give dimension.

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Panda Love

Hello, Diana here with a different kind of card today:  a Screen Divider card. I found the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, and I thought it would be perfect for an Asian inspired card. Plus I have 4 boys - 4 panels - 4 pandas... so nice when things come together!  Bonus for fitting inside a regular A2 envelope too! The directions on the tutorial are very clear and easy to follow.

For the top of my screen, I used the Impression Obsession Fancy Border Cutout, and the bottom legs were done with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.

To make my screens, I stamped an old bamboo image in Old Olive, and then added a green die cut of Memory Box Bamboo Shoots. I didn't want the four screens identical, but just by angling the stamp and re-positioning the die cuts, you can create different scenes.

Finally, I added some pandas holding alphabet dies. These items I have in my supplies. I made them into balloons by drawing a line, and adding shine with a white gel pen.  The bubble speech in the last screen was handwritten and free hand cut.

It looks like a lot of work but it went really fast.  I'm thinking this would make a great photo Christmas card!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Teacher Thanks

Hi Classy Friends!  It's Jenny posting today with a card inspired by the Back to School Challenge. Sometimes when I'm stuck on something, I turn to paper to inspire me. In this case it's this cute school themed paper that has been in my stash for some time.

This might be more of a mid year themed card than a beginning of the year teacher card, but now I'm ahead of the game when teacher appreciation day rolls around.

I cut an A2 size card, and then cut my designer paper a quarter inch smaller on two sides, which leaves an eighth of an inch border all around. I then glued a rectangle from the Impression Obsession Rectangles - 6 in 1 Frame that was cut with Kraft paper.

The sentiment was from a stamp in my stash. I cut the sentiment with a rectangle from the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. I used a little Distress Ink to age the inside a bit and bring in more of the Kraft color. The center was popped up using Joy! Large Foam Pads.

The red apples are from the Impression Obsession Bushel of Apples die.

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School Butterflies

When I read about this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such, #99 Back to School - use the colors in the inspiration photo, and add something related to school, I had to laugh.

Mindy here, and every year on the first day of school I always had butterflies in my stomach. So my card this week is a pun on my First Day Jitters.

I started my card with a rectangle base that I ran through my die cutting machine with an embossing folder that embossed music on the card. I then backed it with a frame of red card stock before adhering it to my Kraft colored card base.

I then die cut the new, English Rose Bouquet die from Memory Box, along with the Elegant Musical Staff also from Memory Box. I adhered the roses and music staff with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to the embossed panel, then adhered some of the mini butterflies from the Butterfly Delights die cut, using some of the Texture Pattern #2 Foil Paper sold in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

My sentiment banner of a pencil was hand drawn and lettered with the phrase, "let the music move you!" and was adhered with Joy! Large Foam Pads.

I hope you have been inspired to create a card for our Back To School challenge this week. We love seeing what you create!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hi friends, Joy here today showing you a card I made for this week's challenge, using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such. The challenge #99, is to use this photo and make something that was related to "Back To School".

Here is my card

I used the image from God Is stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy. The letters were popped up using Joy Small Foam Pads. The teal/blue base is from Graphic 45's French Country.

See the rounded corners? I used my Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. It stays out on my desk and is so much easier to reach for than digging around for my corner rounder.

The sentiment "smile" is from a JustRite stamp set I have in my supplies, and I was further challenged by a friend to put sentiments inside my cards and so I finished it out with this.

We would love to see what you would do with this challenge.

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Teachers Pet

Hi, Diane with you today, with a card I made for our
latest challenge Back To School. I think this will be a cute card to send to one of the grand-kiddo's!

I started by using Dreamweavers White Embossing Paste
on Kraft card stock, and Memory Box Texture Dots stencil. The paste was applied with a Palette Knife. It's a fun way to add a bit of texture to a project!

I used an embossing folder I had for the ruler strip that you see, which I ran black ink over once it was embossed.

I cut a bushel basket and several apples using Impression Obsession die Bushel of Apples.

The blackboard is a paper called Chalkstock, which I used a white pen for the words. These items are not in the store.

I added the "pets" using Impression Obsession Squirrel Set.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

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