Monday, August 29, 2011

Black & White Elegance

It's been a busy week since I posted last!   I had no intention of taking so long between posts.   Shame on me!!!   But Linda is to the rescue again.   Here is one of her beautiful cards...this time in black and white.   Stunning, don't you think???  

Black and White Lattice Rectangles

                               Bling - White pearls
                                     Lattice Rectangles Pearl and Black Nestabling
                                        Nestabling is ON SALE through 8/31!  Click
                                        here for details!
                               Cheery Lynn Designs - Mini Exotic Butterflies
                                     Fanciful Flourish
                               Other - 1/4" Scor-tape, Grand Calibur
                                     Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles
                                     PK Glitz White Glitter Glitz
                                     Michael's Recollections flowers
                               Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White, stash
                               Spellbinders - Lattice Rectangles
Click on the links above to go directly to the item in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.

There are LOTS of new items in the shop and more on the way!  Enjoy exploring the shop or I'll be back later in the week to detail them for you.  Life interferes sometimes, you know.  :-)

I hope and pray that all of our friends on the East Coast did well through Irene.  As someone who has lived most of my life on the Gulf Coast, I can certainly empathize.   Hurricanes can be so devastating and scary!

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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Christmas Card from Jennipher...

Check out this gorgeous Christmas card that Jennipher, a member of our Guest Design Team, made!   Here is what she has to say about her card...

Hi everyone! It's Jennipher here, for Classy Cards 'n Such. Today I am sharing a Christmas card with you that is made with just gorgeous patterned paper and cardstock. I know you don't want to think about Christmas, but before you know it, it will be upon us and if you're like me, I like for each card I send out to be unique.

Today's card is all about letting the gorgeous patterned paper and cardstock do the work for you! I love to stamp but there are times when I don't feel like coloring in the images and I just want to make a card that focuses on the sentiment. With a lot of the gorgeous patterned papers out there on the market from Webster's Pages and Prima, etc. you really don't need a stamped image to tell your story because the paper does it for you.

On this card, I have used the Waiting for Santa/Sweet Season collection from Webster's Pages. This is a wonderful collection with lots of potential for Christmas or everyday cards. Those blue pine trees clearly "scream" snow and on the backside is a wonderful snowflake pattern. So, really all I needed was a sentiment and a few embellishments to make this card complete. The snowflakes were punched from the Stardream Fuse Vista cardstock using a Martha Stewart Crafts snowflake punch. I added a bit of bling to them because snowflakes really do sparkle and wha-laa...the card was complete. Give it a try... let the patterned paper do the work for you!


                             Bling - Misc silver rhinestones comparable to Want 2 Scrap
                             Cardstock - Reich Shine Champagne
                                         Stardream Fuse Vista  
                             Designer Paper - Waiting for Santa
                             Spellbinders - Labels 18
                             Other - Verve stamps, Holiday Phrases

                                        Martha Stewart Crafts snowflake punch
                                        EK Succes snowflake border punch

Thanks, Jennipher, for another beautiful card!!

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Thanks to all of you for stopping by!!!   Until next time...

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Butterflies and Cuttlebug Highlights

Have you seen the new stamps in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop?  There are designs by Tena Wenke, Mo Manning, Penny Johnson, Sarah Kay and the Laurence Collection as well as sayings by My Sentiments Exactly!  You can see them all here.  And even better...this week you can get 10% off all stamps by using the promo code STAMP10 at checkout!!

There are also two new embossing folders - Butterfly Frames (used on the card below) and Christmas Tree.   New Cheery Lynn products have also arrived this week.   As always Cheery Lynn Designs ship free as do Scor-Pal products.  A minimum $50 order is required which must contain only Cheery Lynn or Scor-Pal products to qualify for free shipping.

Here's a card I made using the Technique Junkies Cuttlebug Highlights technique with the new Butterfly Frame embossing folder.  I used chalk to highlight the butterflies and added White Baby Pearls to the flower centers and the center of the large butterfly.   A small Exotic Butterfly is the focal point in the frame.  I used Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah paper and Stardream Fuse Vista for the large butterfly and the frame.  It's an easy technique to do!

Cuttlebug Highlights and Butterflies
                               Bling - White Baby Pearls
                               Cheery Lynn Designs - Exotic Butterflies, Small (This is the
                                                larger set of Exotic Butterflies in the CCNS shop. The manufacturer
                                                has changed the names of the small and mini exotic butterflies)

                              Embossing folder - Butterfly Frame
                              Other - Chalk, Cuttlebug
                              Outline stickers - Lines
                              Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah paper
                                      Stardream Fuse Vista

Don't forget to join the Classy Cards 'n Such Yahoo group here to get a great introductory discount on the order of your choice as well as exclusive weekly deals!

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

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Here's another of Pati Olson's wonderful cards!  Here are her comments...

This card made for Classy Cards 'N Such was so much fun to make. Don't you just love that peacock peeking out from behind the lattice fence? He is from the most wonderful 6x6 paper pack from Webster's Pages called Hollywood Vogue and Wonderful Fall. I have lots of plans for this super little paper pack!  The  French Pastry Doily and Exotic butterflies are made from a wonderful glossy paper. I wish it photographed as beautiful as it is but alas some things you just have to see in person! It is called Stardream Emerald and you can get it here. It comes in several colors. You will be so pleased if you try it. It is card stock weight and just sparkles.  Be sure to check out the Classy Cards 'N Such store. They have some super things and you can use my discount code Pati-10 until October 31st on your whole purchase.

Pati Olson

                                Paper - Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue 
                                          Stardream Emerald cardstock
                                           Black Bazzill card stock
                                Dies - Cheery Lynn Dies French Pastry Doily Die
                                           Exotic Butterflies
                                           Tim Holtz Birdcage Bigz Die  
                                           Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
                                           Fancy Tags Three
                                Punch - Martha Stewart Lattice 
                                Flowers - Prima
                                Bling - Black rhinestones (comparable to Want2Scrap)

Thanks, Pati, for a beautiful card!!

And thanks to each of you for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Bird Cage in a Tree

Do you ever search for just the right saying for your cards?   Search no more!  Earlier this week, I got a shipment of clear stamps from My Sentiments Exactly!   I have four sets so far - Birthday, Wedding, Sympathy and Love Mini.   None of these except Birthday are currently available as Rubz so I got them to help bridge the gap.  I think you will love the sayings as well as the elegant fonts!!   And...if you use the code STAMP10 at checkout between now and August 19th, you will receive a 10% discount on these new stamps!  More stamps, both sentiments and images, are on order from two other companies, so keep an eye on this blog and the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.

I just got the new No More Shims from Scor-Pal!   You can see it here.

Linda has been busy again making gorgeous cards!!  Details below.

Bird Cage in a Tree

                               Bling - Red Pearls
                               Paper - Ladies & Gents, Trendsetters
                                          Pearlized gold
                               Other - Grand Calibur, foam dots, ribbon
                               Rubz - Encouragement - Inspirational
                               Spellbinders - Grand Labels Four
                                         Lacey Ovals

Daisy & Flourish
                               Bling - White Pearls, Finesse Swirls - White Pearls
                               Embossing folder - Daisy Flourish
                               Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah, Stash  
                               Other - Grand Calibur, Michael's Recollections Flowers
                               Rubz - Thank You
                               Spellbinders - Grand Labels Four
                                     Fancy Tags Two

Click on the highlighted items to be taken directly to that item in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.

Have you joined the Classy Cards 'n Such Yahoo group yet?   This group gets exclusive, great weekly deals that are not available elsewhere.   Plus you get a fantastic, one time 20% off an entire order of your choice!   What a deal!!  Join here!

For all of the current discounts, check this page at the upper right.

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

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Welcome Jennipher Lowery!!!

Today is Jennipher Lowery's first post as a member of the Classy Cards 'n Such Guest Design Team!  It's a really pretty card which features some of the outline stickers in the Classy Cards 'n Such shop.   But I'll let Jennipher tell you about it...

Today's card is an example of how you can create elegant cards quickly using outline stickers and just a few other supplies. I started by creating my card base from Reich Shine Champagne cardstock. My card base is 5.5 x 4.25. Using the Labels 18 from Spellbinders and Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up, I die-cut the large and small labels. To the large label I adhered the Tulip Window gold outline sticker which I then colored in with my Copics to give it that "stained glass" look. On the smaller label, I stamped my sentiment. Both labels were inked around the edges with Gold ColorBox pigment ink. I adhered the large label to my card base and then popped up the smaller label slightly overlapping the large label. On opposite corners I added the Gothic Corners gold outline stickers for the perfect finishing touch. This was super quick and easy to make and is a great idea for when you have to mass produce "thank you" cards. To make it even faster you can leave off the Copic coloring. These outline stickers are gorgeous with or without color. 

Created by Jennipher Lowery

                               Copics - R81/R85/BG10/BG13/YG63
                               Outline Stickers -   Tulip Window (gold) 
                                    Gothic Corners (gold)
                               Paper - Reich Shine Champagne cardstock
                                         (on sale this week!)
                                    Very Vanilla (SU)
                               Other - Colorbox pigment ink - Gold
                                        (to ink the edges of the labels)
                               Spellbinders - Labels 18
                               Stamp - Verve

Thanks, Jennipher!!!  What a beautiful, yet simple card!  

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

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Daisies and a rose...

Linda and I each have a card to share this afternoon.  I used the Spirelli Technique from the August/September 2011 Technique Junkies newsletter.  I colored the flowers from Flourishes with Copic markers and cut them out with Spellbinders Circles and mounted on a Lacey Circle cut from Emerald cardstock.  They are mounted on pale yellow from my stash embossed with the Daisies embossing folder.   I used gold metallic thread to create the Spirella and gold outline stickers for the frame and corners.


                               Copics - Y21/Y23/G21/G94/E34/E35/C1
                               Embossing folder - Daisies
                               Outline Stickers -   Georgian corners, Lines
                               Paper - Stardream Emerald  (on sale this week!)
                               Other - Gold metallic thread, Cuttlebug,
                                          foam dots, Antique Linen Distress Ink,
                                          Memento London Fog ink
                               Spellbinders - Circles, Lacey Circles
                               Stamp - Flourishes

Linda showcased one of Prima's flowers made with designer pearls.   It's mounted on Stardream Emerald cardstock with an Italian Flourish doily made with Pearlized White by Neenah and a Lacey Square directly under the pearl flower.

Rose with Italian Flourish
                                          Bling - White Pearls, Pearls - Flower
                                          Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Flourish
                                          Paper - Stardream Emerald, Pearlized white
                                                  by Neenah  (on sale this week!)
                                          Other - 1/4" Scor-Tape, Cuttlebug, foam dots
                                          Spellbinders - Lacey Squares

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

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Special Blessings

Have you seen the variety of gorgeous specialty papers in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop?   There are seven different quality cardstock choices and one vellum.   They are sold five sheets per pack or there is a variety pack which includes one sheet each of all eight.   We are not professional photographers, so some colors are more true than others.  You can see them here.   These are really beautiful and you won't be disappointed! through August 12th, you can get 15% off these papers by using the code SPP15 at checkout!

Check out Today's Super Deal  on the upper right side of the online shop.   Several items are marked down and rotate through this window, so watch for good prices there!

The discount code Aug20off is for 20% off all Nestabling!!  Use with or without Nestabilities!!  They are beautiful either way!!!  Discount code is valid August 1-31.

As always, all Cheery Lynn products and Scor-Pal products SHIP FREE with a $50 order!!!   Look for the little green truck to identify free shipping items.  Enter the code FREESHIP at check out.  The order must contain only products designated for free shipping and no other discount will apply

Special Blessings

                               Cherry Lynn Designs - French Pastry Doily Die
                               Embossing folder - Dots
                               Outline Stickers - Assorted lines
                               Paper - Stardream Fuse Vista
                                          Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah
                                          Foil Paper - Textured Patterns 3
                               Other - Cuttlehug, Cuttlebug, foam dots
                                         Special Blessings by Heartwarming Vintage  

                                                            Hearts and Flowers

                               Bling - Scalloped Hearts Nestabling - White Pearls
                                        White Pearls
                               Cheery Lynn Designs - Exotic Butterflies, mini
                               Embossing folder - Blossom
                               Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah
                                          Stardream Emerald
                               Other - Bow-Easy, Lace, Cuttlebug, EK Success Border Punch
                               Spellbinders - Scalloped Hearts

Click on any of the links above to see the item in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.

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


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Welcome Pati Olson!!!

I'm thrilled to share Pati's first creation as a Guest Designer for Classy Cards 'n Such!  As with many of the cards shared here, this card could be adapted to so many occasions.   If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and we'll do our best to answer.  Of course, your comments are always welcome and appreciated!!

Created by Pati Olson

                               Bling - Finesse Swirls - White Pearls
                               Paper - Stash
                               Ribbon - Textured two tone ribbon by May Arts -
                               Spellbinders - Grand Big Scalloped Circles

Thanks, Pati!   I'll be sharing one of Jennipher's creations next week.

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

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