Saturday, February 28, 2015

Classy Cards Arianna Thanks

Hi, I'm back with a Clean and Simple style DT card for Classy Cards 'n Such.  It was created using the negative space of the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die. The center part of the die reminded me of snowflakes and by changing the colors this could make a simple and elegant Christmas card.  

I positioned the three dies over a piece of white card stock and ran it through my big shot using a magnetic spacer platform so the dies would stay in place.  I layered the white panel over green paper from the Love Letters paper pad.  I discovered the pink paper in the same stack and cut the Thanks word from the Impression Obsession Greeting Set.

Joy Foam Pads adhered the white card stock to the green paper.  The added dimension better shows off the negative space.  I formed the flower by layering and gluing the three die cuts.  I added a Pink Rhinestone and used Joy Foam Pads to attach the flower to the center of the largest cut out.  To finish off, I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the Thanks word. Then I glued the word and added pink rhinestones to the centers of the other two cut-outs.  

Thanks for visiting!  Remember to use my coupon code JENNY-10 to save an extra 10% off your entire purchase at the Classy Cards 'n Such Store.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Classy Cards Tea Celebration

Hi, I'm back with a new card for the Classy Cards 'n Such Tea Party Challenge.  I love tea and collect tea cups and tea dies.  I tried to replicate the look of the new Poppystamps Teapot Stack die by stacking a tea cup die from my stash.

I first cut a piece of Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper and used Joy Foam pads to adhere it to a pink layer that I'd aged with distress ink and my mini blending tool.  I also roughed up the edges of the pink layer for some extra shabbiness.

I cut the Cheery Lynn Ankara Lace Border and the Celebrate word out of the same pink paper I used for the background.  I cut three tea cups, sponged the edges with Old Paper distress ink and stacked them using Joy Foam Pads for dimension.

I cut the large flowers out of white card stock and colored the centers with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I tucked leaves cut from the Tattered Lace Ferns die and another leaf die from my stash.  The leaves were cut with two different greens and also with a brown pattered paper from the Botanical Tea Paper Pad.  

The smaller roses were left over from another project.  Two were cut with a designer paper and the third was colored with pink Glimmer Mist to add a little more pink.  You could achieve a similar look with the small rolled roses from Impression Obsession's Spiral Flowers dies.

Last I added the pearl centers and pearl hearts from my stash.  Thanks for visiting!  Remember to use my coupon code JENNY-10 to save an extra 10% off your entire purchase at the Classy Cards 'n Such Store.

Cheery Lynn Celebrate die
Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum Strip die
Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip
La La Land Rolled Roses die
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Spray
Flat-back Pearls & Hearts
Distress Ink

Challenges Entered
Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes
Scrapyland #12 Spray Mist (on the rose)
Inky Chicks Flowers
Crafting for all Seasons Dies/Punches

Kraftin Kimmie Super Boy

Hi, I'm sharing a card today that I made for my son's friend's birthday and joining in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Friends Blog Hop.

This little guy is my five year old's favorite stamp.  He's from the Kraftin' Kimmie You're Fang-tastic stamp set.  I like using this stamp for boy birthday cards and the little wizard in the set would be fun for Harry Potter themed cards.  This stamp set has come in useful for more than just Halloween.

I colored him with Copics and used a Spellbinders die to create the frame which was popped up with foam adhesive.  This was a simple CAS card (not my usual cluttered style)but I needed to make something quick and my son asked that I not put flowers on the card.  :)

Thanks for looking!

Challenge Entered
KKS Blog Hop

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Classy Cards Thinking of You

Hi, I was inspired to use my new Secret Garden flower die.  

First I cut the Dee's Distinctively Secret Garden flowers and colored them using Distress Ink and my Mini Blending Tool.  I cut the stems from a die from my stash and had to modify it by cutting off the flowers that went with that die.  I colored the stems with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.

I cut the background with a light blue cardstock and the Tied Together die.  This is an A6 size card.  I cut a quarter inch off the side of the card to leave a symmetrical white frame around the die.  The card is now tall and narrow.  

I added some sparkle to the yellow flower layer with a Wink of Stella pen. I assembled and glued the flowers together and added the tops with Joy Foam Pads.  I also used foam pads to adhere the flowers to the card front for dimension.

To finish off the card I cut the Thinking of You phrase from the Impression Obsession Greeting set.  I sponged distress ink on the words to match the flowers and then glued them to the card front.  

Thanks for visiting!  Remember to use my coupon code JENNY-10 to save an extra 10% off your entire purchase at the Classy Cards 'n Such Store.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Classy Cards Floral Arrangement

Hi, I'm back with my card for the new Classy Cards 'n Such "Neutrals with a Frame" Challenge.  I used my new Cheery Lynn dies from the Classy Cards 'n Such shop (I can't resist a great sale!)  to create a white on white card.  I plan to use this as an engagement card but with different word dies it could work for any occasion.  

I rolled the fringe flowers with the roller tool from the McGill paper blossoms tool kit and molded the roses with tools from the other McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit.  I then added clear Stickles on the edges of the Cheery Lynn Roses and Wink of Stella on the Cutie Fringe IV flowers.  

I cheated a little with the white on white.  I cut all the elements and arranged the flowers but the card seemed to need a bit of contrast.  Using my Mini Distress Tool, I added antique linen ink to the Japanese  Lace Frame and Flower Stems.  The flower stems actually came with the frame and they were perfect to put into the top of the vase.

I added clear distress crackle paint to the vase, and after  having a little trouble with my heat tool and some bubbling, I added a second coat and let it dry naturally overnight.  This is the result.  

I used Joy Foam Pads to adhere the flowers and vase to the card and glued down the Japanese Lace Border and Cheery Lynn Best Wishes sentiment with Art Institute adhesive.  

Thanks for looking and remember to check out the Cheery Lynn section for more great dies before they are gone at the sale prices.  Unfortunately they won't be re-stocked.  Use code CLD for 50% off all Cheery Lynn dies.

Cheery Lynn Best Wishes

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Classy Cards Blue Bird

Hi Everyone, I'm posting with a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such's new Thoughtful Challenge.  I have a nice collection of bird stamps and dies but I haven't used this pretty stamp yet (although I've used others in the set) so I focused the card around it.

I stamped the Inky Antics Bird Bath and Feeder stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copics.  I cut the image using Spellbinders Oval Bliss die.  The die was used as a stencil to add green distress ink to the edges.  I backed the oval with a bright blue piece of card stock cut with Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight die to make the card more vibrant like the inspiration photo.

I cut a piece of lovely pink design paper from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper pad behind the blue to also pick up the pink flowers in the photo.

The oval was popped up higher with Joy Foam Pads.  I cut the Thinking of you words from the  Impression Obsession Greeting Set with white card stock.

Last I had to cover up a bit of extra ink that ended up on the image after one of my children left a sponge dauber on top of my card, so I added a flower made from the new Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings die.  I cut it out of the scraps from the Vintage Bliss background paper.   I inked the edges with Worn Lipstick distress ink, shaped the petals with my Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat and added a sparkly Rock Candy Center and a bit of Wink of Stella for sparkle.

Thanks for looking and I hope you can play along this week!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Classy Cards Best Wishes

Hello!  My sister was recently engaged and this is the card I created for her.  The Cheery Lynn Doily die is new and the rest is vintage-looking and blue.  There's nothing borrowed though.  :)

The Authentique Favorite paper coordinated well with a gray 5.5" square card and I added a piece of white card stock in between.  I distressed the edges of both the designer paper and white card stock and then used Joy Foam pads to pop the Authentique paper higher for dimension.

I cut the Cheery Lynn Notre Dame Doily and glued it to the right side of the card.  Then I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Stamp with Versamark Ink and heat embossed the image with a sparkly silver embossing powder from my stash.  I cut the flowers with the matching Arianna Blooms die, colored the petals with distress ink and Mini Ink Blending Tool, and then molded the blooms with my Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Molding Mat.

The white blossoms were cut with the centers of the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die.  I glued them together and added blue rhinestones.  I glued a big silver rhinestone to the center of the large bloom too.

I cut the Cheery Lynn Best Wishes die, colored it with pumice stone, peacock feathers and tumbled glass distress ink and then added sparkle with my Wink of Stella pen.

I arranged the flowers, adhered them with Joy Foam Pads and tucked in a few Cheery Lynn Mini Flourishes. I added the satin bow and gray pearls to finish it off.

Thanks for looking!  Remember to use my coupon code JENNY-10 to save an extra 10% off your entire purchase at the Classy Cards 'n Such Store.

Supply List
Cheery Lynn Tiny Fanciful Flourishes
Cheery Lynn Best Wishes
Wink of Stella Pen
Distress Ink

Challenges Entered
Cheery Lynn DT Call
Cheery Lynn Add a Flourish
Scrapyland Anything Goes
TTCRD Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Classy Cards Rose Love

Hi!  I'm back  with a card for the latest Classy Cards 'n Such challenge Shabby Chic Heart.  Do your craft supplies ever disappear when you want to make something specific?  Lately I've been having that problem.  I really would have liked to use my Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die but it seems to have vanished just when I needed it.  

I substituted another heart die and this is the result.  If you need a quick card this was pretty simple to create but looks more complex.  I cut and colored my heart dies with Distress Ink.  I embossed the smaller heart with a dotted embossing folder for a little texture.  The Cheery Lynn word die was also colored with distress ink and glued to the top heart.  For dimension, I used Joy Foam Pads to connect the two hearts.

The pretty background paper is from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea stack and was glued to green card stock and then onto a white A2 card.

The delicate Rambling Rose die is from Tattered Lace.  I cut it twice.  The first one was colored green with Peeled Paint Distress ink and a Mini Ink Blending tool.  The second layer was also colored with a Blending Tool and distress inks.  I cut the leaves off the pink layer and then adhered them to the leaves with Joy Foam Pads.  These little dimensional squares are the perfect size for small die cuts and makes things so easy.

Last I added little white pearls around the heart for additional visual interest.   Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join the new challenge at the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dies R Us Gingham Love

Good Morning!  I have a new card to share that I created for the new Hearts. challenge going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.


When I don't know where to start, I often flip through paper pads.  The papers inspire me and also makes coordinating a breeze.  I don't have many heart dies in my collection, but this La Rue Heart is just so lovely I had to have it.  

I cut the heart out of the gingham card stock and then cut it again out of the blue.  I popped up the gingham paper so the coordinating rose card stock would show through.   I covered the La Rue Heart in glitter and glued it to the rose card stock so it sits below the gingham layer.

I wanted to add a small border to the top and bottom so I cut a Cheery Lynn Horizon Coved Rectangles die and then cut off the scalloped sides.  It added just the right sized delicate scallop.

The Cheery Lynn Love die was cut and then covered with silver Frantage embossing powder.

Last I spritzed some seam binding tape with glimmer mist and made a bow topped with a button and added some sequins for sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!