Thursday, October 31, 2013

Feminine Feathers

Hi! It's Joy today, showing you a card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.

Today I challenged myself to pick an element and make both a feminine card and a masculine card using the same element.  Today I'll show you the feminine card. The masculine card is posted here.

The element I used is a beautiful embossing folder called Feathers from Crafts Too! There are also stamped feathers that are stamped and cut from the stamp set called Bird Song by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.

The "Thinking of You" sentiment is from the Mountain View stamp set by Flourishes.

The frame is actually a left over piece from an oval die. I just mounted the left over piece on top of the embossed feather paper.

The White Pearls that Classy Cards 'n Such has on a special sale, come in a package that has several sizes and were the final touch to the card.

Thanks for looking at my card. Have a happy stamping day!

What a beautiful card! Thanks Joy!

Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products Joy used.

There are lots of new products in the Classy Cards 'n Such shop over the past week or so!   Be sure to check them all out here.

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

Pin It

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shimmer Sheetz Cards and Tutorial

Hi, Diane here with you today!

While spending some time last weekend with some wonderful friends, I learned about a "new to me" product called Shimmer Sheetz.

Products used:

Blooming Poinsettia die PoppyStamps 
PoppyStamps Gentle Leaf Die
Embossing Folder
Crystal Ice glitter
White detail Embossing Powder (used on the flower)
StazOn Ink

What you can do with one sheet is amazing! I am here today to share a bit of what I have learned. You will be able to make three cards using one piece of Shimmer Sheetz! 

By cutting one piece of Shimmer Sheetz approximately 
4" x 5 1/4" to fit your A2 card front. Cut a panel from the double sided adhesive sheet the same size. You will get four different uses from your one piece of Shimmer Sheetz.  You will need to cut two panels out of the double sided adhesive sheet. Remove one side of your double sided adhesive sheet panel and apply to your card front. *Save the paper that you removed from the double sided adhesive sheet to use with your brayer in the next step.*

First card application

The first step is to run your Shimmer Sheetz piece through your embossing machine, using an Embossing Folder that has an all over pattern. Then you stick it to your double sided adhesive sheet that is already applied to your cardstock. Use the piece of paper saved from the double sided adhesive sheet, lay it over the top of your Shimmer Sheetz, and roll a brayer across it several times, pressing down as you go. Carefully lift your Shimmer Sheetz off and set it aside with the unused side up (for now).

Now you might not think it looks like much at this point, but the next step changes all that. Using a microfine  glitter and cover the entire piece. Shake the excess off onto paper to return to your container, and burnish the glitter with your finger (yes, you will be wearing glitter, but not to worry, it looks good on you).  You will see the result below. Stunning, isn't it??

Second card application

But wait, we have more to do!  Apply your second piece of double sided adhesive sheet to your other piece of cardstock. FLIP your Shimmer Sheetz over to the side you didn't use and once again brayer it to the double sided adhesive sheet.  Repeat the step above for the glitter, and you will have the negative of the embossing folder. I have shown both below to show the contrast and left the second card bare so you can see the difference.

Note:  Both the first and second techniques above ONLY work with the IRIS Shimmer Sheetz.

Third card application

We still aren't done yet, there is even more! Take the
Shimmer Sheetz and lightly sand it...look at the result! Now you can stop at this step and use it as is, OR take it to the next step like I did, by rubbing your StazOn ink pad across the entire piece for the look I have shown below!

Now, I think you need to give this technique a try, you will love the results.  I will be back on another post with yet another use for the Shimmer Sheetz. Check back, or better yet, subscribe to the blog, so you won't miss a thing!!

Your cards and tutorial are wonderful! Thanks Diane!

Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products Diane used.

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

Pin It

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Simple Acorns

Hi - It's Holly posting today!  Fall is finally starting to work its way into our days here in Texas, and I felt the need to make a colorful fall themed card.  I wanted some rich golden yellows and oranges and deep maroon and brown colors mixed in with a touch of deep green, and this is what I came up with.

The papers in the newest Bo Bunny 6x6 paper pad, Autumn Song, are full of those gorgeous fall colors. I pulled out one that was deep yellow with large orange polka dots all over it.  I used the largest die from the new Blueprints 6 to cut this paper to the perfect size to go on an A2 card.  I love how this die softly rounds the edges of all four corners.

Next, I stamped the Autumn Swirls background stamp by JustRite, with brown ink over this polka dotted paper.  It's so neat to see how the paper changes when you stamp a background stamp over it.  You don't really notice the polka dots very much anymore. The focus is now on the oak leaves and acorns that are stamped over it.  I glued this down onto the card base. 

To contrast with the golden orange and brown background, I pulled out a deep maroon/purple paper from the Autumn Song paper pad and cut it with the arch shaped die from the Blueprints 3 from My Favorite Things.  This was glued down to the right side of my stamped background.

The deep green paper from Autumn Song was the perfect shade to balance against the background and layered colors. I cut that out with the scallop edge die from the Blueprints 3 and glued it down near the bottom of the card.

I stamped the sentiment from Autumn Blessings by Flourishes, onto white paper and glued that just above the green strip on the left side of my card.

Finally, the grapevine wreath from the Seasonal Wreaths from Flourishes, was stamped directly onto the solid yellow/orange paper from the Autumn Song. I cut it out with the pierced circle from the Blueprints 3. I colored the tiny berries and leaves with Copic markers and then glued this down onto the maroon/purple arch die cut.

I love these gorgeous colors, and this card will be perfect to mail to someone because it's flat with no bulky embellishments.

I hope you are having a gorgeous and colorful fall season!

Your card is full of deep fall colors! Thanks Holly!!

There are lots of new products in the Classy Cards 'n Such shop over the past week or so!   Be sure to check them all out here.

Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products  used.

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

Pin It

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pink Dahlias

Hi, it's Misti! 

I had a lady ask if I could make a card for her to give a breast cancer survivor. She likes to send her a card during the month of October. Her requirements were pink, pearls and frilly.   

Supplies Used:
Dahlias by Flourishes
Decorative Labels Eight by Spellbinders
Cuttlehug, large by Cheery Lynn

The Dahlias flower image fits perfectly in the 2nd to largest Decorative Labels Eight. Using the metal shim made this a breeze to get all of the small pieces out.

With the Tim Holtz Water Brush, I water colored my flowers with the Tattered Rose Distress Ink Marker and the Peeled Paint Distress Ink Marker.  This was set aside to dry.

The pink background paper from the Porcelain Rose 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad matched the Tattered Rose Distress Ink Marker almost perfectly.  I wrapped the seam binding around the pink background paper, then attached the stamped image. I added pearls for the perfect finishing touch.  I think I met all of the requirements!

Your card is so pretty! Thanks Misti! 

Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products Misti used.

There are lots of new products in the Classy Cards 'n Such shop over the past week or so!   Be sure to check them all out here.

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

Pin It

Sunday, October 27, 2013

How Thoughtful Card and Envelope Punch Board Tutorial

Hi - Joy here today with an acknowledgement note card and a product review!

Classy Cards 'n Such has some BEAUTIFUL paper pads. This card features Harvest Lane 6" x 6" paper pad by Simple Stories.

The frame is from the stamp set Botanical Medallions and Banners by JustRite. The sentiment is from Thanks Sentiments by Impression Obsession.

I used my favorite die from Cheery Lynn Designs called Allison's Ribbons for the tiny scallop edge on the polka dot and the Spellbinders die called Nested Oval Medallion Label Dies and a bit of thick twine.

Thanks for looking at my card.

Here is the product review:

Oh my, this is one of the best tools to come along in a long time! It is fabulous and EASY to use!  After I made this card, I realized it measured 5.5" x 4", and I did not have an envelope the correct size.  My envelopes were either too big - which looked awful - or too small.  I made an envelope that fits perfectly with the Envelope Punch Board:

1. Select the card size according to the convenient chart indicated in the first column on board.

2. Trim paper to the correct paper size indicated in the second column on board.

3. Align left edge to the score line measurement indicated in the third column on board.

4. Line up with the blue score guide and score.

5. Rotate and score the 4 sides, put each corner in the reverse punch.

6. Fold on score lines and glue.

7. Slide the card into the envelope.

You will LOVE this tool.  It is amazing and it's not too early to be asking Santa for one!  Beverly has them in the store right here

Hints:  I found that light weight paper makes better envelopes than cardstock.  I used the reverse punch on the board to round the corners on my card.

I found out my card size is called a 5-bar card size - never head of it.  They say you learn something every day. I learned a new card size and how to make a quickie envelope for any size cards!

Pretty card and great tutorial! Thanks Joy!

Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products  used.

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

Pin It

Friday, October 25, 2013

Distressed Glitter Ornaments; Blog Special!!!

Hi Classy friends!  It's Holly posting today and I've got a fun Christmas card to share with y'all.  Yes, I'm making Christmas cards.  Gotta beat the heat by thinking cool thoughts!! 

For my card today, I pulled out the new Distress Glitters that were recently stocked in the Classy Cards 'n Such store.  I really LOVE these new glitters!!!  They are so cool! They have a "distressed" aspect to them, in that they are a chunky glitter, and are more like colored glass with a little bit of sparkle to them. They are not super shiny as in blinding, but more of a glassy prism of color.  Very cool!

I started by taking one 6" x 6" Double sided adhesive sheet.  I pulled the backing off one side of the sheet and stuck it down on some white cardstock.  I left the wax paper on the top side of the adhesive while I die cut the round ornament from the 2013 Heirloom ornaments, by Spellbinders, three times.  With my three ornaments cut out, I carefully used scissors to cut the wax paper off at the top where the ornament cap meets the bulb.  While the adhesive ONLY at the top was exposed, I covered it with a silver glitter and pressed it into the adhesive with my fingers before tapping off the excess.

Then I peeled off the wax paper from the bottom round ornament area and covered each ornament with Distress Glitter.  I used Festive Berries, Shabby Shutters, and Tumbled Glass distress glitters.  Aren't those colors gorgeous?  

Now with my ornaments all glittered up, I worked on my background.  I totally stole this idea from my fellow DT gal, Joy Hadden, after I saw this gorgeous card of hers that she posted on 9-7-13. I loved how she created her background, and it stuck in my head when I was making this card.  I changed it up just a tad by stamping the Vines - Cover-A-Card by Impression Obsession, stamp three times with three different green inks.  I did not add the berries like Joy did, because they would have clashed with my ornaments.  

I pulled out the new Christmas Inner Thoughts stamp set by JustRite, and stamped the "Tis the Season" with green ink onto a small piece of white cardstock.  I adhered this sentiment to an olive layer and then glued it to the green vines background.

I glued the green vines background piece to a white cardstock layer, and then arranged my glittered ornaments on it.  Each ornament was affixed using some Joy! Foam Pads Large so they would look like they were dangling down on the card.  As a final touch, I threaded some silver cording through the tops of each ornament and taped the cording to the back of the white cardstock layer.  I then glued my piece down onto an olive card base.

I loved playing with these new glitters!!  These colors are perfect for the upcoming festive holiday season and I know I'll be using them again and again and again. 

Your holiday card is so pretty! Thanks Holly!!!
Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products Holly used. 

20% off through Sunday, October 27!
No coupon code needed!

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

Pin It

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Hi, it's Misti again!

I found out I needed another sympathy card & didn't have one in my stash.  I pulled out the Blueprints 6... I'm lovin' these!!!   

Since I color on almost all of my cards, I choose my designer paper first. Next, I decide on the image that I want to use. I pulled out this piece of yellow designer paper from the Glitz design paper Vintage Blue 6" x 6" paper pad.

I stamped the poppy from the Botanical Medallions and Banners onto a piece of white cardstock. Using the Tim Holtz Water Brush , I applied the distress ink markers (using the colors in the supply list), as water colors. I set it aside to dry.

Using the scallop edge from the Blueprints 6, I cut out a piece of black cardstock.

My flower was dry enough to use the rectangle die from the Blueprints 6 and cut out that piece.

Using the With Sympathy sentiment, I stamped directly onto the flower panel. I briefly thought I better get it straight since it was all ready to go onto my card!   I have been known to stamp the sentiment crooked or get a smudge of black ink on a corner and have to start all over! 

The last step was to add a few Black Pearls in the corner and the card is complete!

Your card is so soft and pretty! Thanks Misti!! 

Click any of the gold links above for more info or to purchase any of the products  used.

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


Pin It