Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello Autumn

Hi, it's Jenny posting today!  I was inspired by the beautiful inspiration photo to use the Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set.


I started by cutting leaves out of yellow, green and red card stock and then I sponged distress ink on the leaves to give them a more natural appearance.

I was planning on using my wreath die for the wreath but changed my mind because I couldn't wait to play with this new Joy! Cutting and Embossing Die -Circle. Isn't it beautiful? There are some new Joy! dies in stock now in the store and they are all lovely.  I cut the Joy! Circle Cutting and Embossing Die out of white card stock, and then cut out  the center using the corresponding smaller circle die from the set.  I cut the center because I wanted the background paper to show through. The circle was also sponged with distress ink.

The pattered background papers are from the Botanical Tea paper pad.

The Large Bow and Hello die are both from Impression Obsession, and both were cut out of colored card stock and then sponged with distress ink.  The bow was popped up with a Joy! Foam Pad and I added a flat back Pearl for a touch of class.

Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us in this great new challenge!


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Count Your Life

It's Shirley posting today! It is that time of year where summer is winding down and fall is heading our way, here in the States.

We already have leaves falling from the trees and I am seeing lots of deer in the woods behind my house. As I view my card, I definitely see a look of fall.  I am not ready for fall because I know a cold winter follows next.



I started off using black card stock to cut my step card base.  I proceeded to cut the main pieces of my card using Graphic 45 French Country designer paper.

I used the Impression Obsession Small Grass Border for my greenery. I adhered it to the card. I used the Impression Obsession Bare Tree die to cut the tree out of black card stock, and attached it to the card.  I cut the Impression Obsession Small Deer from  brown card stock, and adhered them to the card.

I used a small circle punch to cut the sun and sponged it with deep orange ink. I decided the tree needed something extra and used a butterfly punch to add the butterflies. I cut small squares from the Graphic 45 French Country paper pad.

I used small punches to for my Life letters  and adhered them to the steps with glue. I have used glue dots for this before, but I have found that the glue holds them in place much better. 

I used the Spellbinders Classic Large Scalloped Ovals die to cut the oval that is placed under the plain oval.  I used a sentiment from the JustRite Botanical Medallions stamp set. To finish up my card,  I fussy cut part of a sunflower from the Graphic 45 French Country paper pad. 

Thanks, for viewing my card today.  Come back tomorrow to see another fabulous card designed by one of my Classy Cards 'n Such team mates.


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Fall Wreath

Hello, it's Diana today! I love fall! Sweaters, school starting, and of course the beautiful foliage. One of my favorite things to do on cards is to make a wreath. I first used all the colors from this week's Classy Cards 'n Such inspiration photo on my watercolor paper. 

When I saw the Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set, I knew I would make a wreath with it.


I swiped some Tim Holtz Antique Bronze distressed stain over my dried paper to give the leaves a little extra shimmer.  This is a great way to make your own designer paper when you want a particular set of colors.

I used my Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to cut out my bottom layer and the small leaf dies for my wreath.  I used about 6 sets to make my wreath.  I made a circle template with some circle punches and then glued my leaves on a sheet I had embossed with a brick embossing folder. You could use the M-Bossabilities Bricks and Bark embossing folder.

I added a sentiment from ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Copper embossing powder on Vellum.  To make the sentiment pop a little more, I added a layer behind the Vellum from some scraps and adhered it all by sewing along the edge of the banner.

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


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

CCNS Challenge #48 Trees and Foliage

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #48.

This week our challenge is Trees and Foliage!


Make a paper crafting project in good taste....using the Inspiration photo ... use trees, leaves and or fall plants. Be creative ... and of course, using a product sold at Classy Cards 'n Such!

That's it! Very simple, but please read the requirements below.  We are looking forward to your entries!

We have a few requirements to play: 
1.  Make a classy card, tag, or other paper crafting project using the theme Home Is Trees and Foliage.
2.  Theme must be followed.
3.  Must include an item currently stocked in the ClassyCards 'n Such online store.  However, it does not have to have been purchased there.
4.   Must be a follower of the CCNS blog either by email or reader and/or be a  CCNS newsletter subscriber. If a follower via reader, must email beverly@classycardsnsuch.com with name used in the reader.  If you aren't a follower or newsletter subscriber, sign up now!
5.   Direct link your entry post (not blog), to the InLinkz tool below.
6.   If using a gallery, such as SplitcoastStampers, use code CCNS48.
7.   Only new entries please.  No back posting allowed.  Please don't back link a project made prior to this week's  challenge.  If your project is created during that week, it qualifies. 
8.  You may enter up to 3 projects and combine with as many challenges as you want.
9.   New challenges begin on Sundays and end on Saturdays at midnight central time.  Winners are announced on Sundays.
10. CCNS has the right to remove any entries not following the guidelines and/or entries deemed inappropriate.
11. Most of all, have FUN!!!

The Prize:
1.   While we cannot ship prizes internationally due to increasing shipping costs, international entries are encouraged. We can only ship prizes to US addresses at this time.
2.   A prize will be offered to the winner based on meritOccasionally, a guest designer spot may be offered!
3.  A Classiest Card badge may be awarded when entries are exceptionally good.
4.  Winner must claim their prize by Wednesday of each week or the prize will be forfeited. 
5. Prizes are limited to one win per month.
6. Prizes will be awarded only when there are seven or more entrants.

 Enter to win this week's prize!!

 Small Leaf Set from Impression Obsession
Small Leaf Set from Impression Obsession
Here are a few samples from 
the Classy Cards Design Team to get you started.

Diana

Shirley

Jenny

Mindy

Diane

Gracie

Joy 

We'll have the full posts on these 
beautiful cards later this week!


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