Saturday, April 18, 2015

Garden Poppies

Hello Classy friends, Diane here with you today!
Spring is finally arriving and I am anxious to get in my gardens, but until then, I can satisfy myself with some gorgeous handmade flowers!


I love this new die by PoppyStamps called Large Iceland Poppy. It cuts in several pieces, allowing you to make a
lifelike poppy. I cut the poppies from white card stock, 
then sponged them with PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit. I think the PanPastels make them look so real!!

I slightly formed the petals using Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat.


The Poppies were "popped up" (pun intended..lol), on Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance. These were  popped using Joy! Large Foam pads on a Spellbinders Oval Accent embossing folder.

The sentiment is one of my favorite go to stamp sets
by JustRite Poppies Label Twenty Nine.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Love and Stardust

Good morning.  It's Joy today showing you what I made with some card supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.



This card started with a banner die cut from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things. I used the stencil from Memory Box called Stars, Star Dust and covered it with Pearlescent Embossing Paste, by Dreamweaver, because it has sparkle to it.

The banner with some Joy Foam Pads onto a piece of the designer paper called Key To My Heart by Kaisercraft, on which I had stamped the "with Love" sentiment by JustRite called Spring Words.  Lastly, I added a few star sequins.  

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


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Masculine Birthday

It is Shirley here! I have a masculine birthday card to share with you today. I find that  masculine cards are little more difficult to come up with sometimes and my stash is running very low on masculine cards, I thought that a masculine card would be the perfect choice for today.


I start my card by cutting a black card base The second layer is Graphic 45 French Country 6" X 6" paper Pad.  I then added another black layer and then another piece of Graphic 45 paper for the top layer.

I used my Memory Box Party Music die and the Impression Obsession Greeting Set, the 'Happy Birthday' die, with black card stock. I also used silver glitter paper with the Party Music die.

As my final step to my card, I cut out  the silver notes that I wanted to layer over the black ones and added a few more around the frame. I used Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to attach the music and sentiment to my card. 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Joyful Bouquet

A Joyful Bouquet just for you! This is Mindy, with a water colored card that's made just for you.



I love making these wonderful cards suitable for many techniques, including watercolor. I die cut the outline image from the Joyful Bouquet die, from Memory Box, out of watercolor paper, pale yellow card stock, and popped out all of the insides of the die-cut. Then using several of the Tim Holtz Distress Markers from Ranger, including Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, and Seedless Preserves, colored each of the flower petals cut from watercolor paper, and blended them out with my Tim Holtz Water Brush.  I then attached a strip of Scor-Tape sheet to the back of the flower frame, and placed the colored sections back inside the frame, like a puzzle.

I then fussy cut around the flowers, removed the paper backing and adhered them to a layer of patterned paper from the Romance paper bloc by Joy! Crafts. I framed this background paper with a layer of black card, before attaching it to a gold embossed Kraft card base. I also die-cut one Tremaine Square by Memory Box from watercolor paper, and colored it with my Distress Markers before adding some bling for sparkle.

My vase is one of the Wooden Flourish Vases by Kaisercraft. I used a bit of lavender wax paste and sparkle paint to color the vase before finishing it in a clear gloss coating. I adhered it to my flower stems and then attached the flower's leaves using Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

A banner with my thoughtful phrase was then added to complete the card.  Enjoy!


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Let's Get Together

Hi, Diana here today  I hope it's warming up wherever you are. Soon it will be nice enough to grill outside and that means get togethers with friends

I made this fun card while chatting with a friend.  We just die-cut the PoppyStamps Teapot Stack with scrap papers I had, and then pieced them together. It was a lot of brainless fun - not too much thought went into how we put them together. But we were doing something while talking, so that counts as being productive, right? 


We glued them onto the fishtail banner from MFT Blueprints 13.

Later I took my Twinkling H2O's Thankful set to make my watercolor background.  I tried to use colors similar to the teapots  Just placing the layer on the black card base was too boring, so cut in two and adhered them as you see here. I thought it added more interest.  What do you think?

I then used Silver Detail embossing powder on my sentiment from a stamp set in my stamping supplies.  I used a circle punch and tucked it under the fish tail banner.

Oh!  Here's a tip - I found when working with watercolor paper that is all warped.  It's usually thicker than my card base, so the base usually ends up warping after I adhere the pieces together, or there will be pockets where they just don't stick well together.  I found that running the base layer with the  watercolor background glued on through my Big Shot with all the tabs down and the 2 acrylic plates  sandwich (no dies or embossing folders), really flattens out everything beautifully - and those layers are definitely stuck together now!  Let me know if it works for you! 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Showers


Hi, it's Jenny posting today with a card for the new Rainy Days challenge. The inspiration photo has such a bright, pretty mix of colors that I was inspired to re-create it.

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I found this old umbrella die in my stash and began creating from there. I cut paper from both the Vintage Bliss and Botanical Tea paper pads, with the Impression Obsession Rectangles 6-in-1 Frame. I played with the colors, mixing up the layers and then glued them all to the Vintage Bliss yellow design paper.

The small flowers are all from the Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers set. Impression Obsession has a new larger version of this die too. The flowers were colored using distress ink and my Mini Ink Blending Tool.  They were rolled with my rolling tool from the Paper Blossoms Tool Kit.

After adhering the umbrella with Joy Foam Pads and adhering the flowers with Scor-Tape, I added a small white bow and some bling. Three little Dew Drops were glued to the empty space on the bottom and I added Pearls and Rhinestones to the centers of some of the flowers.

The sentiment was added to a little tag.  The tag was modified from a die in my stash and is shorter than the original die.  I used distress ink to color the center of the tag and adhered it to the card front with Joy Foam Pads.

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