Saturday, December 31, 2011

Elegant and Simple Happy Birthday...

Jenn is sharing another beautiful card for us!  Take a look...

Hello everyone. Today I have an elegant yet simple birthday card to make. I like to make layered cards but they can become time consuming. The trick to simplifying the layers is to let the products do the work for you.

I started out with a base of Stardream Chiara Coral. I added a layer of paper from Webster's Pages Spring Market Collection which was absolutely perfect because it already had a blank frame on it that was perfect for stamping my sentiment in. Using Stardream Chiara Coral as the mat I added another layer of Spring Market paper. On top of that I added a Finesse Swirl by Want2Scrap. In the center I added a Calcutta Porcelane flower by Prima. It was that simple!

I have a tendency to hoard my stash and this is a great way to use some of that fabulous product we've all been hanging onto. Give it a try!
 Hope you have a blessed and Happy New Year!

There are lots of new items in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop this week!   Be sure to check out:
   * JustRite stamps - Some are newer releases and some are being clearanced by JustRite at unbelievable prices!  Some coordinate with some of the new Spellbinders below.
   * Glitz Design paper pads - There are five collections - most have a vintage look. Absolutely gorgeous!!!  

   * Spellbinders - Lots of new ones!  Some coordinate with the JustRite stamps!

Click the links above in gold to go directly to the items in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!!!!  Until next time....

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thinking of You, Friend

Linda has another gorgeous card to share!
The holidays are almost over and a New Year is beginning.  I'm really looking forward to all that's ahead for us here at Classy Cards 'n  Such!   The card I have for you  today is one that I made awhile back, but never got posted.  Even though the sentiment is "Thinking of You",  this could be changed so that the card could be used for many different occasions.
The bottom mat of the card is Stardream Fuse Vista paper topped with a designer paper from my collection.  These were both attached with Scor-Tape.   I then added a Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle also done in the Stardream Fuse Vista that was popped up with foam dots.  The Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two was cut from Esse Smooth Pearlized White and also attached with foam dots to add dimension.  I attached one of the beautiful Prima Ceylon-Attic flowers as my main focal point.  These come with pearls and rhinestones already attached so they create a really eye-catching presentation. 
My sentiment was a combination of Rubz from My Sentiments Exactly layered on a Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.  That's one of the great things about these Rubz.  They can be cut and pasted to make even more sayings when you combine different sets.  
I added some Want2Scrap baby blue rhinestones for some additional sparkle.  The white bow is made with the Bow-Easy using ribbon from my stash.  If you've never used the Bow-Easy, you should order one!  They are so easy to use and you can make a beautiful bow everytime!

Thanks, Linda!!   You can find the highlighted products in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store by clicking on the link.
Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Year End Clearance!!!

I've moved lots of Christmas and other products into the Clearance Section!  There are lots of great buys here, including Cheery Lynn Designs which are rarely discounted!  Some have very limited quantities and will probably not last long.  In the event that an item sells out and another purchase is made before I can take it down, I will contact you.  Some of these items may or may not reappear when the 2012 holidays are approaching, but I have no current plans to reorder them, so take advantage now!! 

Life has been a little complicated over the past couple of weeks, but I'm hoping to be back in the next couple of days or so with a card or two.   I'm so sorry to have been MIA from the blog!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!!! 

Happy shopping!!!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all!!   I wish each of you a safe, blessed and happy day!!!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

One Last Christmas Card

I'm so sorry to have not posted recently.   I've had Sarah's card for several days and couldn't get it posted due to a family emergency.   Here it is now though, just in time!!  Although it's not really an enclosure card, what could be better than to tuck it into your gift for someone special??  Sarah sent me several views of her card and they are all so beautiful that I just can't resist posting them all!

Hello and Merry Christmas! Wow, it's hard to believe it's only days away until December 25th! 
Soon I will put away all of my Christmas stamps as well as some of my favorite embellishments and other crafting supplies. I used some of them while making the card I have to share with you. One last Christmas card for 2011!
I just couldn't help myself and decided to make another card using the Webster's pages Christmas papers. I really do love using them. The colors and patterns are so easy to work with. Here I layered a piece onto red card stock. I wrapped some pretty white picot lace trim around the paper at the top. It's so delicate and perfect when you want to add a very simple bit of elegance and texture. Then I adhered those to a black card stock base. 
I used the Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Lace Flourish die to make the gorgeous flourish branch and adhered these awesome tiny red Want2Scrap pearls for the holly berries. I sprinkled some glitter on the leaves for a glistening snow-like effect. I absolutely love this die! I wish I could use it all year, as it cuts so beautifully and is such a gorgeous embellishment!
I made a little stocking using the Webster's pages papers again and adhered a tiny jingle bell to the top of it. 
My label was made with a Spellbinders labels 14 die, and framed with one of the rhinestone Want2Scrap Nestabling. I stamped my sentiment in black ink and sponged the edges of the vanilla card stock with some very light brown ink. 

This card was really fun and easy to make. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Christmas cards as much as I have enjoyed making them for you.
I'll be back before you know it with some new ideas for 2012!  Until then, I am wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year filled with much happiness and good health!

Thanks, Sarah!

Are you still worrying about last minute Christmas gifts???  A Classy Cards 'n Such Gift Certificate may be your answer!    Your gift can any amount, large or small, and we will notify the recipient via email.   What could be easier?? 

I may not be able to post again until next week, and I imagine that all of you are very busy with Christmas preparations.  Have a safe and Merry Christmas!!

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

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sarah's Christmas Tree

Sarah is back with another of her lovely Christmas cards!

Hello everyone! It's Sarah again here with another Christmas card for you.  There are a few products I used in this card that I am especially excited to share with you. Seriously, they are some of my most favorite paper crafting things right now :-)

The first one is the Webster's Pages Waiting For Santa papers. These are soooo pretty and old fashioned looking. I absolutely love them! I based my whole card around one of these awesome papers. I started with a base layer of textured green card stock, followed by a thin bordering layer of red card stock. Then I adhered my beautiful patterned paper over the two of them. On top of that I had so much fun just adding lots of pretty bling and embellishments.

The first was a frame made using a different pattern from the same Waiting For Santa paper pack. The die I used is another fabulous new favorite of mine: the Polynesian Sails Oval die from Cheery Lynn Designs. Oh my - this is such an intricately detailed and gorgeous die! It cut perfectly the first time and all the tiny little pieces easily fell out - no need for a lot of picking or poking as I had expected. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I bought this. It's just so very pretty and fun to use. (Note: It also cuts out another beautiful doily looking shape from within the oval - like a bonus die cut every time!)

I stamped a sentiment from Stampin' Up! inside the oval - directly onto the paper in dark brown ink. Then I added a little silver floral finding I found in my stash. Up in the top left corner I put some Prima flowers and added a few tiny gold pearls in the centers of them. Although they were already glittery, I added a sprinkle more glitter to them for extra sparkle. The leaves are a hard material to adhere, so I pulled out my wonderful Scor-Tape and was able to stick them down without any problem whatsoever. This adhesive is awesome! 

I placed more tiny pearls on the Christmas tree and added a Prima glittered star over the top. Again, Scor-Tape came to my rescue, and held that star down securely. I made a bow out of seam binding which I dyed myself, and used the Bow Easy tool to triple- bow it. That was adhered (with Scor-Tape, of course!) in the lower left corner. I love how it turned out! And to finish it off, I put some lovely red Want to Scrap self adhesive pearls in the corners. And that's it! A pretty quick and easy Christmas card!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today. I'll be back soon with another one!

Blessings To You,

Thanks, Sarah!

Classy Cards 'n Such has some great deals this week!   You can see them all here.  There is still time to get some Christmas shopping in!

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

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Unto Us a Child is Born

Linda is back with two more beautiful Christmas cards!!  Take a look...

What can I say?  I really like using red and white for my Christmas cards, but I promise this is the last red and white  one you'll see from me this year. This is also another very simple and easy one to make.   

I used Esse Smooth Pearlized White cardstock and Stardream Jupiter cardstock to make the matted layers on the card. The top layer was embossed using the Crafts Too! Swirl Baubles embossing folder.  I added lots of Want2Scrap red rhinestones to add shine and sparkle.  I then embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment with red embossing powder. 

That's all there is to it and you have another great card to send! 
Swirl Baubles
I've had this little picture sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks cause I just couldn't decide how it should be finished.  After much thought and soul searching I decided I would just let the picture speak for itself and do it really clean and simple. 

I colored the Nativity stamp from Art Impressions (15% off this week when you use promo code AI15 at checkout) with my Prismacolor pencils.  I then used the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles to die cut the image.   

I layered this on Stardream Punch and used Esse Smooth Pearlized White cardstock as the mat layer on my cardstock. 

I added the sentiment from a stamp set I had using embossing powder and highlighted with some eggplant pearls from the Lattice Rectangles Nestabling from Want2Scrap. 

Unto Us a Child is Born
In this case, a picture really is worth a thousand words.  Merry Christmas to everyone and I pray each one of you has a very happy and healthy New Year!

Thanks, Linda!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Red & White Christmas's Linda's new Christmas card!
I know I'm a little behind this year, but I'm still making some last minute Christmas cards.  This one is actually quite easy to make.  For the first layer, I layered the Esse Pearlized white paper with some shiny red paper from my collection.
On the second layer, I used the Crafts Too! Dots Embossing folder to add a little interest.  The hanging ornament is from the 2010 Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments set.  I love the way this looks when you use the shiny Textured Patterns 1 Foil Paper.
I added the bow using ribbon I had in my stash.  The sentiment is layered on a Fancy Tags Two which was also cut  from the Textured Patterns 1 Foil Paper.  I added some red rhinestones from Want2Scrap.  I probably should also mention that in order to give the ornament and tag some stability, I first cut one out of regular cardstock and used Scor-Tape to adhere those to the foil. 
Red & White Christmas
Hope this gives you another idea for your last minute cards!

Lots going on this week in the Classy Cards 'n Such shop!
Click on the links above (sorry about the formatting!  Blogger is not cooperating at the moment) for more info on each one or click here for info on all.

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

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Roses for a lovely lady...

Well...Priscilla did not contact me to claim her blog candy.   One more try and if this person doesn't contact me, the blog candy will go away for this time.  So here goes!

Sandra, who posted comment #16, is our new winner!!!  Sandra said

Sandra ltb

November 28, 2011 6:01 PM

Sandra - you have until 10PM Saturday, December 10th to contact me at to claim the $20 Gift Certificate blog candy!! Good luck!!! 

I made this card a few days ago for my mom to send to a dear friend.   I started with a pink cardbase.  I embossed the white mat with the Dots embossing folder.   This folder just has a classic beauty and can be used on cards for so many different occasions. 

I made the die cut using Spellbinders Lacey Ovals - another classic - from Stardream Rose Quartz cardstock.  You can find the Rose Quartz in either single sheets or in the Layering Swatches #1 Metallic Variety pack.  Be sure to look at all of the alternative views of this pack.  There are some really gorgeous papers here that are a great size for either matting or cutting medium or small die cuts.

I had not originally intended to post this card, so the rose sticker that I used is not one that I have in the shop.   However, there are similiar roses here that could easily be used for this card.  I mounted the roses on white cardstock and colored them with two shades of pink Twinkling H2Os.  The leaves are colored with green Twinkling H2Os.  So fun!!  I cut them out around the gold lines and mounted with foam pads.  I used the smallest of the Thin Gold Lines to frame the card.  Outline stickers add an elegant touch to just about any card!   If you haven't tried them, you really should.   They are VERY easy to use.  

The finishing touch was two small pieces of the Finesse Swirls and I was done!

Roses for a Lovely Lady
Be sure to click on the links above to see the products used on this card.

That's all for now.  I'm planning to be back tomorrow night or Saturday with a gorgeous Christmas card from Linda,  some really cool Christmas deals and lots of new products!!!

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

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Monday, December 5, 2011

NEW blog candy winner!!!

Unfortunately, judyjstamper who posted comment #14 on the Classy Cards 'n Such day on the Technique Junkies Blog Hop and was originally drawn as the blog candy winner on THIS blog has not responded.  So...I went back to and commenter #11 was chosen who is Priscilla!! 

Priscilla said...
Great gift cards. Love the layers and all the details (love, love, love, the butterflies). I have the cd and I really need to make a couple for Christmas.
Thank you for the inspriation.

Thanks so much, Priscilla for your sweet comment!   You have until 11:00PM Central time on Wednesday, December 7th to contact me at to claim your blog candy!

I have some great deals coming up in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop later this week, so stay tuned!!!

Thanks to all who commented and thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Glitzy Vintage Ornament from Sarah

Sarah is back with another beautiful Christmas card!
December is here, and I am decorating my house for Christmas this week. On my Christmas tree my favorite ornaments are the ones I have had for many years, as they represent so many wonderful memories. Among them are several from my childhood and even quite a few that had belonged to my grandmother- some over 100 years old. I love antique and vintage ornaments, so when thinking of a card to make for this week I decided to create something with a vintage look to it. And, since I love sparkle, glitter and glam, I added that element as well.
Here is what I came up with:

Sarah Bennett
I started with a base of dark brown card stock, and a layer of Christmassy red over it. Then, I die cut patterned paper using the awesome Dainty Dutch Deco frame from Cheery Lynn Designs. The detail in this die is incredible!
In the center of the frame I put my sparkly vintage ornament. It was die cut using silver glitter card stock and one of the Nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament dies.
Then I added a few leaves and layers of flowers from Prima's glittered floral embellishments. But the problem is, this thick glittery paper is difficult to adhere things to. So let me introduce you now to my new best friend: Scor-Tape! I had never used it before, despite having been told by several of my crafty friends how great it is. Well I just have to say, this stuff is awesome! I had been using red backed tape for years. But it can be pretty pricey and I had run out. So, I figured I'd try this. I am so glad I got a roll of each of the three available sizes because I love it! It holds great and I think it's easier to use, as the backing comes off more easily and doesn't stick to you the way that static-y red backing can, lol. And I found I got a lot more of it for a lower price- only $5.00 for 27 yards! If you've never tried it, I urge you to give it a shot. I sure wish I hadn't waited so long to get some! 
In the center of the flower I put a few tiny red rhinestones. At the top of the ornament I made a bow out of one of my favorite embellishments: the Ecru Delight lace. I find it goes so well with so many things and is so easy to tie and work with. And priced at only .50 cents per yard, you just can't beat it! :-) I tied my little tag into the lace using ivory colored sewing thread. I added a stamped label down in the bottom corner, and then for a little more elegance I put some beautiful Want 2 Scrap red pearls in the upper left corner. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card for this week, as it was a lot of fun to make. I've got to get back to my Christmas decorating, but will be back next week with another card for you. 
I wish you many blessings,

Thanks Sarah!  Be sure to click on the brown links above to see the items in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop!
I still have not heard from our blog candy winner - judyjstamper - so if anyone knows her, please ask her to contact me at before 6PM tomorrow, Monday December 5th.
Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...
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Saturday, December 3, 2011

TJ Blog Hop Winner and Being Confident

Here is Jennipher's latest!   Keep reading to see if you are a winner in the Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! It's Jennipher with my latest creation using products from Classy Cards 'n Such.

Today's card showcases the beautiful Printery Designer Paper from Prima. My card base is made with Reich Shine cardstock. Can you see that gorgeous shimmer? So elegant!

Being Confident

To the base I added three black matted panels of the Printery paper. A square one in the upper and lower corner and a rectangle across the center. I cut out the doily using the French Pastry Doily Die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I've never used Cheery Lynn before and I am in love!

There was just enough room left in the center of the doily for one of the Scripture stamps from Verve. I chose Philippians 1:6 for myself as I am going to put this card on my desk at work as a reminder that no matter what the work day may bring my way nothing can interfere with the "good work that Jesus Christ has begun in me"! 

For some finishing touches I added some Black Soot distress ink to the edges of the doily and one of the beautiful Sugar Blooms from Prima.

Thanks, Jennipher!!  

And now for the winner of the Technique Junkies Blog Hop.   This is the winner of a $20 gift certificate from Classy Cards 'n Such chosen from those who commented on THIS blog.   The daily winners will be announced on Pat Huntoon's blog sometime today.  The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Monday, December 5th, so be sure to keep checking!  It might be you!!

So without further ado, the blog candy winner on the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog chosen using is judyjstamper - comment #14:
       Blogger judyjstamper said... Lovely projects! The gift card holder is great.  November 28, 2011 12:33 PM
Congratulations Judy!!!  You have until 6PM Central time on Monday, December 5th to contact me at  If I have not heard from you by then, I will choose another random winner.  

A special thank you to all who participated in the blog hop and left such wonderful comments!   I truly appreciate each of them!!!  I hope you will check back regularly or better yet, become a follower or email subscriber to the blog.   Links are on the upper left.

There are new Stampavie stamps (soooo cute!!!) in the shop.   You can see them by clicking the link above.   You can also see the products Jennipher used in her card by clicking the links.

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

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome to Classy Cards ‘n Such and Technique Junkie Newsletter Joint Blog Hop!

The Technique Junkie Newsletter is excited to showcase their new 3D and Fun Folds CD and Classy Cards 'n Such is thrilled to be part of this hop!

The Technique Junkie Newsletter has been publishing rubber stamping technique tutorials since 2002. The 3D and Fun Folds CD contains 70 step-by-step technique tutorials in PDF format – perfect dimensions, perfect directions and great pictures for every step. Visit for more details about the CD and the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

A fantastic group of design team members from both Classy Cards ‘n Such and the Technique Junkie Newsletter have helped put together this fabulous Blog Hop to kick off the 3D and Fun Folds CD.
Technique Junkies has a Blog Hop happening each day this week with an opportunity for you to win many prizes from some of their wonderful advertising companies! Please stop through EVERY DAY starting at the Technique Junkies blog here and take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd  to leave comments on as many blogs as you can. 

On Saturday, December 3 Pat from Technique Junkie Newsletter will announce the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating businesses.

In addition, if you leave a comment on this blog by 11:59pm EST December 2nd, I will pick a random winner for another $20 gift certificate for the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop!
If you have been following along already you should have come from Technique Junkie Blog and go from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way.  In order to win you will need to comment on everyone’s blog AND Pat Huntoon’s Blog.  There will be an additional chance to win by playing along in Pat's blog!

I created this delightful Pocket Gift Card Holder which is one of the projects on the 3D and Fun Folds CD.
I started with the beautiful Stardream Fuse Vista paper.  I love the metallic sheen it has!   The patterned paper is from the Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season paper pack.  I colored the jingle bells with Twinkling H20s and then finished the card by decorating the Christmas tree with Baby Red Rhinestones.   Easy-peasy!!   All of the instructions, measurements and more are on the 3D and Fun Folds CD.

Pocket Gift Card Holder

Linda chose the Flap Fold card for her projects.  She made two beautiful cards - both completely different!   Take a look...

For the base of this Flap Card, I used Stardream Emerald cardstock from Classy Cards 'n Such.  The other papers used on the card came from my paper collection. 
I used Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles on top of the flap and added one of the smaller Spellbinders Standard Large Circles, also in the Stardream Emerald paper.  For the flower, I used the three smallest dies from the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia and finished off the center with Want2Scrap Orange Rhinestones.  On the inside, I layered the DP paper and the Stardream Emerald cardstock and added a gold embossed "Merry Christmas" stamp from Artistic Impressions and embellished with a small poinsettia.

Flap Card

Linda's second Flap Card features beautiful butterflies!

For this Flap Card, I used Stardream Rose Quartz Cardstock as the card base.  I added a mat of the beautiful Butterfly Cardstock to the front.  On the flap, I used the Spellbinders Butterflies Circles die cut from the Butterfly Cardstock and added a circle of the Rose Quartz using the Spellbinders Standard Large Circles.  I topped this off with a small butterfly die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The butterfly was embellished with pink pearls from Want2Scrap.  Since this card can be used for many occasions, I did not add a sentiment at this time but will choose an appropriate one before it is sent to the recipient.

Butterfly Flap Card

Your next stop on the hop is Holly Brown, but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this party train:
Classy Cards 'n Such Blog    You are here!

Thanks for playing along and best of luck!!!

I've extended the Black Friday sale to include Cyber Monday!  Use the promo code 2011BlackFriday (no spaces) at checkout today only to get 20% off your entire order!

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