Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Good morning, Steph here.  Sometimes I just want a card that lets the pattern papers and the sentiment take center stage.

For this wedding card, I created a 6" x 6" square card from pink cardstock and scored it with my Scor-Buddy.  You get the perfect scored lines every time you use it.

Using papers from Glitz' Pretty in Pink paper pad, I created a layered effect by using the striped paper as the base layer and adding a strip of black pattern paper  to the top and bottom edges of the rose layer.   Using some Champagne Simply Sheer Asiana ribbon, I tied it around the rose paper before adhering the rose paper to the striped base layer.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers Wedding Nested Sentiments and was a perfect fit inside the Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts.  I stamped the sentiment first, then arranged the heart die cut around the sentiment.   I sponged some Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the edges of the white heart, then layered it on a larger heart cut from the Glitz paper pad.

Two smaller hearts were die cut from the Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts using papers from the same Glitz paper pad.  These hearts were layered together and placed at the bottom of the white heart, both to fill in the empty space and to add some visual interest.
Thanks, Steph!  It's about time to start adding wedding cards to our stashes and this is a wonderful one to make.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

A Butterfly

Hi Everyone. It's Jenn sharing with you today and I have a butterfly card that could be used for any occasion. 

I started with a card base of 4.25 x 5.5. To that base, I added a distressed layer of designer paper from The Lake House Collection. Next, I added a rectangle layer of designer paper matted on cardstock and then embossed with the Lovely Lattice M-Bossabilities

On my next layer, I rounded the top edges of the cardstock and then wrapped some Pink Polka Dot Trendy Tape around it in an "X" shape.  I love using trendy tape in place of ribbon. You get all the fabulous colors and patterns and the adhesive is already built in. Makes card making so easy. Once I had the tape wrapped around, I went ahead and stamped my sentiment. Then I adhered a scallop die cut border to the base of it. This border is a die-cut that comes from The Lake House paper pad.

Now, for finishing touches...using the same patterned paper and the Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterfly die (small #2) I die cut a butterfly and added Pink rhinestones to the body. This, along with three Hot Pink rhinestones under the sentiment, topped it off perfectly.  

Beautiful, Jenn!!  Thanks!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

French Country Birthday Butterfly

Hi Classy Friends!  I just bought the new French Country 6x6 paper pad from Classy Cards 'n Such and I was itching to play with these beautiful new papers.  I created this birthday card using those papers.  

I started with a dark brown card base and adhered strips of papers from the French Country paper pad.  I stamped the sentiment (Happy Birthday stamp set from Stampavie) with dark brown ink onto the lightest colored paper.  Next, I die cut some of the rustic red paper from the French Country pad with the timeless Lady Kate Edger die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and adhered it across the middle of the card.

Using the same rustic red paper, I die cut a Labels 18 frame and adhered that on the left side over the Lady Kate edger piece.  With the same Labels 18 die set, I selected a smaller size and die cut the red gingham paper (also from the French Country pad).  I turned the red gingham piece over (it is solid rustic red on the back) and placed the Exotic Butterfly Small die (Cheery Lynn Designs) in the center and cut out the butterfly.  

To give the butterfly wings some depth, I die cut another Labels 18 (same size as the gingham piece) from dark brown cardstock and adhered it behind the gingham piece.  Then I affixed the butterfly to the center of the gingham piece, making sure that I turned it over so the red side would show.  Some dark brown pearls were affixed to the body of the butterfly.

The top right corner seemed to be a little empty, so I pulled out my corner dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and I die cut some dark brown cardstock with one of the Lace Corner Deco F dies (Cheery Lynn Designs).  I added some glue to the back of this corner piece and pressed it down into the corner.  

I love these richly colored papers in the French Country pad.  It's going to be fun to create some more cards using these papers along with stamps and dies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  :-)
Another cute card!  Thanks, Holly!!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Thoughts

Hey y'all, it's Holly posting today.  Are you ready for a pop of color??  I've created a fun "just because" card with touches of bright red to bring a smile to someone's face.

I pulled out the Summer Fresh 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories) and cut two of the papers down to fit on a blue card base.  I die cut some red cardstock with the gorgeous new Lady Kate Edger die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and adhered it between the two patterned papers.  Next, I wrapped some red twill ribbon around the card and tied it in a knot. 

At the bottom of the Summer Fresh paper pad are some fun frames and journaling blocks, so I cut one of them out and stamped this happy sentiment from the Anytime Sentiments stamp set (Impression Obsession) with red ink.  I used some Joy Foam Pads (small) to adhere this sentiment over the ribbon.

Lastly, I pulled out the new Daisy Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and cut some yellow cardstock.  I layered three of the daisy flowers together and added a red button to the center.  I glued this down to the lower left corner of my sentiment.

This is a fun and happy card to send to someone who might need a little smile to brighten up their day.  I love these colors and these gorgeous papers in this Summer Fresh paper pad.  :-)
Anyone would smile when they receive a card like this!  Thanks, Holly!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Country Love

 Good morning, Steph here.  I have been creating quite a few cards from the Love Letters paper pad recently. This collection comes with both single sided and double sided papers as well as glitter papers that coordinate so well together.

I created an easel card, using the striped paper for the base of my card and a subtle flower print for the top of the easel.  I added a die cut circle t
o the center, then realized I needed something more.  I had some white doilies in my stash so I pulled them out and inked one with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, then placed the circle on top.

Using this lovely Stampavie Stamp - A Little Bit Country, I colored the couple with Copic Markers, then cut them out.  The image was added with Joy Foam Adhesives to make it pop.

I used a JustRite sentiment on a scrap of cardstock which I used as the "stopper".  Placing Joy Foam Adhesives under the sentiment allows the easel card to stand upright.

I added some Pearls around the stamped image and on the corners of the sentiment.

Thanks, Steph!! Such a cute couple!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Victory is Mine

Hello everyone. It's Jenn posting today and I am back with an encouragement card. 

I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 card base. To that I added a distressed layer of designer paper from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection. This is a gorgeous collection of paper that includes text, gingham, and filigree patterns. Each pattern has a solid on the back which makes card making so easy. The color I used looks like a pink on the package but it really is more of a beautiful coral shade.

I continued to add more layers of designer paper from the same collection. One square and two rectangles. I de-bossed the square layer using the Spellbinders Lovely Lattice M-Bossabilities. Before I adhered the left rectangle layer to the base,  I added a bow made out of seam binding.

Using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight, I die cut a label to stamp my sentiment on. Before adhering my sentiment with foam pads I added a Finesse Swirl in LeCreme from center to top right.

For finishing touches,  I die-cut the largest butterfly from the Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterfly small #2 Collection in Vanilla cardstock and added Baby Rhinestones in Brown to the body.

Beautiful card, Jenn!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lacy Simple Pleasures

Hi folks, it's Holly posting today.  I'm sharing a simple vintage-y card that shows off some gorgeous Cluny lace and one of the new lace border dies in the Classy Cards 'n Such Store.

This card starts with an ivory card base and I've sponged some Antique Linen distress ink around the edges.  This gorgeous floral paper is from the Magnolia Grove paper pad, and I used the new Lady Kate Edger die (Cheery Lynn Designs) on the bottom of this paper.  This border die does not cut through your paper on the opposite end, so it is perfect when you want to add a lacy look to the edge of your paper.

I then cut a piece of the wonderful Ivory Cotton Cluny Lace and wrapped it around the top of the floral paper before adhering the paper to the card base.  The "Simple Pleasures" sentiment circle is one of the pop-out die cut pieces in the Magnolia Grove paper pad, and I adhered that with some Joy Foam Pads.  The sweet little flowers were created by cutting some mauve cardstock with the Cuties 3 die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and then rolling it up with a quilling tool.  I added some Light Coral Pearls to the centers of each flower for an extra touch of vintage charm.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter Greetings

Hi there, Steph here with a delightful Stampavie stamp called Chirpy.  He is so adorable and looks wonderful colored with Copic Markers.
The card was created from Augusta Green Linen Cardstock.  I used my Scor Buddy to create the perfect fold line.  The background sentiment is from JustRite Stampers Spring Words which I repeatedly stamped on a sheet of paper from the Love Letters paper pad.

I stamped the image on  Cryogen White Cardstock, and then cut it out, adhering it on oval die cuts with Joy foam adhesives.   

Then I wrapped Doodle Twine around the background before adhering it to the card base.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Flowers

Hi Classy friends!  It's Holly posting today and I've created a cute one layer card for you.  That's right, I made a clean and simple card with some pretty spring flowers on it.

I used the following products on this card:

Cherry Blossom dies (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Flourish Leaf Strip (Cheery Lynn Designs)

I started this by simply folding my white cardstock base and stamping the sentiment with black ink.  Then I pulled out my dies and cut the flowers and leaves from yellow, pink. orange, turquoise, and olive cardstocks.  I took my time arranging the leaves and flowers (I wanted them to be a little folksy and asymmetrical) and then I picked up each one and glued them down.  The yellow flower has a larger pearl from the White Pearls assortment pack and the other flowers have tiny pearls from the Baby Bling package.  

I love this fun sprig of flowers.  This could be easily adapted to a summer card, a fall card, and even a winter card.  For a summer card, some bright neon flowers would be perfect.  Can't you just see some deeper, richer hues for an autumn card, maybe on a kraft card base instead of white?  And maybe all white flowers and leaves on a pale blue card for winter?  Oooohhhh the possibilities!!

What a versatile card!   Thanks, Holly!

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Everything Beautiful

Hi Everyone! It's Jenn and I have a card to share with you today that was inspired by a challenge to use black and white. 

I started with a 6x6 base of Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Black Tie. To that, I added a distressed layer of designer paper from the Prima Printery Collection. The edges were distressed and inked with Black Soot Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

On the right side, I added a rectangle layer of the designer paper matted with the Black Tie CS.

Using Very Vanilla CS and my Cheery Lynn Dies I cut out two Sweet William flowers and a Fanciful Flourish. I added Black Pearls to the centers of the Sweet Williams.

I wanted my Scripture to be the focal point of the card so using my Spellbinders Lacy Ovals, I cut one oval out in Very Vanilla and the other one in Black Tie. I stamped my Scripture from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 1 onto the Very Vanilla oval. Once I had the ovals adhered to the card base, I accented each one with White Pearls.

For finishing touches, I couldn't resist using my Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco E dies with the Black Tie CS. 

Congratulations are due to Jenn!   She was a recent winner with this card in Our Daily Bread Designs Black and White Challenge!!  Beautiful card, Jenn!!!

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chirpy with a Window Card Tutorial

Good morning, Steph here.  I can't believe how early Easter is this year, and so it's crunch time to get those last minute Easter cards created.  

Today, I have a tutorial on creating a window card. 

I started by creating a 5 1/2" square card from Wausau Index Green Cardstock.  Then I cut a sheet of paper from Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents, Trendsetters Paper Pad slightly smaller than the card and adhered it to the card base. 

Tape the 4th largest Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die to the center of the card front. 

Unfold the card and run it through your die cut machine.  Because of the additional layer involved, you may need to add a shim to get the perfect cut.

Tape the Spellbinders Fancy Tag to the Wausau cardstock and stamp a sentiment from the JustRite Hugs & Kisses Stamp set inside before die cutting. 

Stamp and color Stampavie's Chirpy image and color with assorted Copic Markers.  I added some glitter to the dots on the Easter egg with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen. 
Once colored, I used the largest Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die and cut out Chirpy.  I then centered the image through the window and adhered it to the card.

I added the sentiment to the card front with Joy Foam Adhesives along the edges so it would stand apart from the image.

Happy Easter!

So cute, Steph!  Thanks!!

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