Sunday, March 1, 2015

CCNS Challenge #74 Be Inspired

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #74.

This week our challenge is Be Inspired!
Make a paper crafting project in good taste...using the Inspiration photo...make a card or project letting the photo inspire you, maybe it's the background texture, the palm trees, cute banners, what inspires you? creative...and of course using a product sold at Classy Cards 'n Such!
That's it...very simple, but please read the requirements below...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 Be Inspired.
2.  Theme must be followed.
3.  Must include an item currently stocked in the Classy Cards '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 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 CCNS74.
7.   Only new entries please.  No back posting allowed.
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!!
Silhouette Pickmeup
Here are a few samples from
the Classy Cards Design Team to get you started.







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

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for playing along with our Tea Party challenge! Unfortunately, the minimum of seven entries was not reached so no prize will be awarded this week. 

We do get entries from time to time that cannot be considered for a prize, often because our guidelines were not followed. Please be sure to read and follow our guidelines on the announcement post to allow us to consider your beautiful art.

Our next challenge is fun and super easy! It's called
Be Inspired. The photo of a beautiful quilt, likely handmade, in the CCNS Challenge #74 announcement that will post later this morning. Details will be in the new announcement. We love to see your cards or projects so please join us!

Please encourage your friends to play along with us too, and be sure to follow ALL the requirements.

Thank you for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Arianna Thanks

Hi, it's Jenny posting again, with a Clean and Simple style card. 

If you've seen my cards lately you know I have been using my Arianna Blooms flower die on almost everything, but I haven't used the delicate central part of the flower that is part of the die.

I thought it would be fun to create a negative space card with the centers of the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die. This part of the die reminded me of snowflakes and by changing the colors this could make a simple and elegant Christmas card.

I first positioned the three dies over a piece of white card stock and ran it through my big shot using the magnetic spacer platform so the dies would stay in place. I then took the white panel and layed it over different colors of designer paper to see which looked best underneath. I wanted a simple paper that wan't too pale because I wanted contrast with the white. I chose a paper from my Love Letters paper pad, and found the pink paper in the same stack to cut the 'Thanks' word from the Impression Obsession Greeting Set.

I used Joy Foam Pads to adhere the white card stock to the green paper to really show off that negative space. Then I layered and glued the three die cuts to form a flower.  I added Pink Rhinestones and used Joy Foam Pads to attach the flower to the center of the largest cut out.

To finish off, I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the 'Thanks' word. Then I glued the word and added rhinestones to the centers of the other two cut-outs.  Thanks for looking and I hope you can join our challenge this week!

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

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Trust in the Lord

Hi, Diana here again with another shabby chic card.  Whenever I try something new, I tend to keep trying and playing with it, so bear with me!  

Since these toys were already out from my last card, I made another card.  My base layer was made by using my largest stitched die from My Favorite Things' Blueprint 13.  To add a bit of gold (and to try my new Inka Gold rub), I used a stencil from my stash and the Memory Box Amira Flourish which is cut out of metallic gold card stock. 

Popped up with small Joy! foam pads is a white layer trimmed using Spellinders A2 Curved Borders.  I love that bit of the pink card stock showing through.  And I finally figured out how to make sure my flowers and bow stay glued on - use a hot glue gun!  I rarely use it on paper crafts but wow - what a light bulb moment for me!  Again I added a little tag embossed in gold with a sentiment from ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments and cut from tag dies.

 Thanks for looking!  I hope you like it.

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

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