Saturday, January 31, 2015

You're So Sweet

Hello friends.  Joy today showing you a Gift Tag I made using supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

The  brown designer paper is from Lady Rose by KaiserCraft.This was cut and then placed on a square of white card stock that had been embossed with the embossing folder by Crafts Too called Scrollworks. 

The sentiment 'You're So Sweet', from Hugs and Kisses Sentiments by JustRite, was stamped on one of the die cuts from Lady Rose. This was attached to a folded square piece of the Lady Rose paper. This 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad has 4 pages of the most beautiful die cuts you have ever seen!

A hole was punched in the corner and a little Eggshell Seam Binding bow, was added so that the tag could be attached to the handles of a gift bag.

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

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for our next challenge! We have an inspirational photo for you, for our CCNS #70 Shabby Chic Heart challenge! 

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Frenchie Love

Shirley, here today!  I am sharing a card with you about a new love in my life. My new love is Tucker, a little French Bulldog. I have thought about getting one for about five years. Boxers were my first love and I really had the boxer puppy fever, but decided I really needed a smaller dog so I chose to get a Frenchie.

The funny thing is, I ordered a die from Classy Cards 'n Such that was a French Bulldog. That really got me to thinking about purchasing a Bulldog. I found a Frenchie within 7 miles from me and went to look at him. I fell in love with him at first sight so he arrived at my house a day ahead of the die. Well, enough about my new love, I will get back to the card I made to show for you to see. 

I used a white card base, added a black layer of card stock to it. I cut a pink layer and embossed it for the next layer.  I used the Grand Madison Door by PoppyStamps with white card stock to make my door.

To make the base of my wreath, I used two circle dies. I used the Memory Box Precious Hearts die to cut the bow and the hearts. I cut them a part so I could place them on the wreath.

I had a small bone punch in my collection that I used for the bones. I cut black and white ones. I layered the black under the white ones to make them stand out from the door. I used Black Rhinestones to decorate the pieces on my wreath.

I used the PoppyStamps Frenchy die to cut two little black dogs. I put Pink Rhinestones on the extra bone I cut to use with the dogs.I used Small Joy Foam Pads to put behind the dogs, the bone and door to pop them up off the card.

I appreciate you stopping by today to see my card.  Come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team.

There are new dies, stamps and stencils in the shop this week along with lots of other new additions! You can see everything here.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

My Back Yard

Greetings friends! Mindy with you today sharing a card that reminds me of  things happening in my back yard. I was going through my collection of thin metal dies, and as I picked out a few that I thought would go together, I realized that they were things that are in my back yard right now!

I started my card with some card stock and scrap paper that were on my desk from a previous card making session. I then began building layers of die cuts representing the items in my back yard. Using the Fancy Floral Butterfly Corner from Cottage Cutz, I cut two, one for each offset corner. I have lots of plants and flowers that attract butterflies in my yard, along with birdhouses of all shapes and sizes.

Using the Birdhouse Die Cut set from Impression Obsession, I die cut the three houses to place on my card, along with two die cut birds that I adhered with Joy! Foam Pads - small to give the birds depth and dimension.

I also have lots of squirrels in my yard, so using the Squirrel Set die from Impression Obsession, I cut two squirrels and adhered one on the ground and the other hanging from the dangling birdhouse that hangs from the tree in my back yard.

Using my Wink of Stella- clear glitter pen, I highlighted some of the butterflies and flowers on the corners. To complete my card, I added a satin bow and tag to the tallest birdhouse, and my Backyard Card was complete. 

I hope you all have a great day creating something NEW from supplies found in the Classy Cards n' Such online store. And don't forget to add the coupon code MINDY-10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount on your complete order.

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Grandma's Bouquet

Hi, it's Jenny posting today, with a card I made for my mom.  I make lots of cards but I'm really terrible at putting things in the mail. I plan on having one of my children hand this to her. I used a number of Cheery Lynn Designs dies on this.  Did you know that the Classy Cards 'n Such shop has CLD dies at 50% off?!  Use code CLD during checkout.

I started by creating the pink Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Pre-Cut Set flowers.  I stamped the flowers with a dark pink ink pad, and cut them out using the matching Arianna Blooms die.  I sponged Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress inks on the petals using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and then shaped the flowers using a Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat.  To add a little glam, I added a flat-back Pearl to the center of each.

I cut the Cheery Lynn Designs Small Lollipop Cutie Fringe with white card stock, sponged Squeezed Lemonade distress ink to the edges with the Mini Ink Blending Tool, and rolled them with the Roller Tool from the Paper Blossom Tool Kit.  I added a little Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with the Art Institute Metal Tip to the beginning and end so the flowers would stay tightly rolled.

After the flowers were done I cut four of the Sue Wilson French Collection - Corner, Border and Tag corners out of the beautiful Gold Leaf Metallic Paper.  I mounted the four corners together on paper from the Kaisercraft On This Day paper pad, backed with another piece of Gold Leaf Curious Metallic before gluing them to the cream 5.5 x 5.5 card.

I arranged the flowers and adhered them with Joy Foam Pads (this way if I needed to, I could peel them up and reposition. I wouldn't have the same flexibility with glue).  Then I added Cheery Lynn Designs flourish die cuts around the flowers using Art Institute Clear Adhesive with the Art Institute Metal Tip. The leaves and flourishes were cut out of Cryogen White Curious card stock and have a soft shimmer.

The Cheery Lynn Designs Grandma - set of 2 die cut was covered in Frantage Silver embossing powder.  I love this stuff, it's large flakes coat everything so nicely, even the elegant Cheery Lynn Designs word dies.  After adding the Frantage embossing powder, the die cut looks like a metal embellishment.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Let Love Grow

I am sure I have mentioned it before, but I just love Valentines Day and working with hearts. When I saw this new stencil Beverly had in her shop, Memory Box Heart Confetti, I loved it at first sight!

I sure wish you could see this card (and feel it) in person.
The hearts look like and feel like pink velveteen! I stenciled it with Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste.
Before applying the paste with the Paste Spreader, I wanted to give it some color, so I just applied a small amount  of TH Distress Picked Raspberry ink to my mat
and mixed in the paste with the Palette Knife, bringing us to the beautiful color the hearts are!

Another favorite technique of mine lately is coloring on Vellum. It is so easy, just stamp your image with VersaMark, cover with a fine White Detail Embossing Powder, heat set, flip your image over and color. I find Copics work the best, as it gives a soft, muted look, 
which is the look  I am after!

The image I used is JustRite Hope and Love Vintage Labels Eight and Nine Stamp Set. Before coloring the image, I used Spellbinders Heart Circles to cut it out. I love how you can softly see the hearts underneath the vellum. I added a bow and a White Pearl to the center of that.

Thanks for visiting with me today!

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