Sunday, July 31, 2011

When the going gets tough...

The Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas dies arrived this week!  There are two different Christmas trees - Elegant Evergreen and O Tannenbaum, Colonial Lamp PostsOrnamental Wreath and Bow, Cathedral Lace Frame, Lace Peace Frame and Screen Door with Cat.   If you cover the door panes with acetate to make it a winter door, the Ornamental Wreath and Bow will look great!

Don't forget that all Cheery Lynn and Scor-Pal products SHIP FREE with a $50 order.  Look for the little green truck to identify free shipping items.  Enter the code FREESHIP at check out.  The order must contain only products designated for free shipping and no other discount will apply.

Just one day left to use the discount code July20off which will give you 20% off all embellishmentsExpires July 31st!!!

The discount code Aug20off is for 20% off all Nestabling!!  Nestabling can be used with or without the matching Nestabilities and they are just beautiful either way.   Check out how Linda used the Nestabling in her card below.  Isn't that pretty?  You can see all of the Nestabling here.  Discount code is valid August 1-31.

When a friend hits a bump or a pothole in the road, what better pick-me-up than a cheerful and encouraging card?   The outside reads When the going gets tough and the inside says in the Lord, He'll see you through!  I Peter 5:10.


                               Bling - Hot Pink Pearls
                               Embossing folder - Dots
                               Outline stickers - Assorted lines
                               Paper - Stardream Fuse Azalea
                                          Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah
                               Other - Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart punch
                               Rubz - Encouragement - Inspirational

Here's another of Linda's beautiful cards!


                               Bling - Pearls & Crystals Assortment #4
                               Cheery Lynn - Exotic Butterflies, Mini
                               Other - Cuttlebug, foam dots
                               Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized Cocoa, Stardream Fuse Azalea
                                          Memory Box DP
                               Rubz -  Birthday
                               Spellbinders - Fancy Tags Two, Lattice Ovals 
                               Trim - Ivory Cotton Teardrop

Click on any of the links above to see the item in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.

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

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Classy Cards 'n Such Guest Design Team!!!

I'm very excited to announce the very first Guest Design Team for the Classy Cards 'n Such blog!!  Pati Olson and Jennipher Lowery!!!  These are two very talented ladies who have much to share with us.   They will each share a card (or more if they wish!) twice per month for the next three months.    I've asked them to each share a little about themselves. Please make them welcome!!!

Jennipher Lowery

I'm super excited to have the opportunity to share my love of papercrafting with you as a Guest Designer for Classy Cards 'n Such over the next three months! I began papercrafting in 2006 and was an avid scrapbooker until this year when I began to focus on handmade cards and stamping. It took me some time to adjust to the smaller canvas of an A2 card but once I did I immediately fell in love with the convenience of the size and the smile a handmade card brings to the recipient's face and the joy it puts in my heart.

I enjoy working with all the pretty things a girl loves...lace, bling, shimmer, flowers and more. I rarely make a card without using some form of die-cutting, embossing, or embellishing. I hope I am able to inspire you with my creations! 

Pati Olson
Wife, mom, grandma, great grandma.  I love to paint, quilt, garden and paper craft. I have been blessed with 6 children, 7 step daughters, 39 grandchildren and at last count 8 great grandchildren. Life is wonderful!

Favorite Quote:
  I will say of the Lord.  He is my refuge and my
 fortress: In Him will I trust. 
            Psalm 91:2

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

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In Good Times...

Lisa Somerville has very generously shared one of her beautiful creations with us.  Lisa is a member of the Technique Junkies Design Team, Heartfelt Creations Design team and others.   You can find her blog here.

Lisa's instructions:
To create this project, stamp Friends from Our Daily Bread Designs Blessing Collection in Black Archival ink on Bo Bunny paper using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Adhere stamped panel to square Unibind piece. Add Ranger Tissue Tape to cover edges. Sponge edges with Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink. To create the Easel Frame, score additional Unibind piece with Scor-Pal and bend slightly. Adhere to backside of Square piece with Glue Gun.

To create the flowers, I embossed the Sweet William blossoms from
Our Daily Bread Designs on the backside of the paper used to cover the Unibind piece, then scrunched and pinched them to form the blossom, die cutting with  Spellbinders Blossom 3; adding a Websters Pages Sparkler to the center.  To embellish my piece, I added some leaves using Spellbinders Foliage Die, Zva Creative Flourish Pearls and Butterflies from the Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Mini Die. Misting my finished piece with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Sweet William, Friends
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Versamark, Distress Ink Old Paper
Card Stock - Artichoke
Other - Big Shot, Glimmer Mist, Heat Gun, Zva Creative Pearls, Ink Blending Tool, Glue Gun, Scor-Tape, Tissue Tape, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, SAMJ, Websters Pages Sparkler, Spellbinders Blossom 3/Spellbinders Foliage Die, Black Embossing Powder, Unibind Pieces, Exotic Butterfly Mini Die

Thanks, Lisa!!!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas will be here soon!!

I don't know about you, but Christmas will probably be here well before I'm ready for it!  But to help give us all a headstart on our cards and other Christmas projects, I ordered some really cute new Christmas die cuts from Cheery Lynn Designs this past weekend.   I don't have an estimated arrival date yet.   It's usually about 5-7 business days, but since these are new releases and it's the week after CHA, I'm not sure exactly when to expect them.

Place your orders now to be among the first to get these gorgeous Christmas designs!   All Cheery Lynn Designs and Scor-Pal are eligible for free shipping if the order totals $50 or more!   Only free shipping items can be in that order.  Enter code FREESHIP at checkout.  I will hold your order until all items have arrived.

There are a couple of different Christmas trees, Cathedral Lace Frame, Lace Peace Frame, Colonial Lamp Post, Ornamental Wreath and Bow and more!! 

Elegant Evergreen

Colonial Lamp Post

Cathedral Lace Frame

You can see all of them here.

I'm in the process of adding stamps to the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.   The first order should be here by mid-August.

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

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daisy Flourish

Here is another of the sympathy cards I recently made.  It was very quick and easy yet still has an elegant look!   It could easily be used for other occasions just by using a different sentiment - birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations and more!  It always takes me longer to choose my papers than it does to put the whole thing together.   Are you like that too?  I hope I'm not the only one! 

                               Bling - Steel Blue Pearls, Baby Pearls - White
                               Cheery Lynn - Exotic Butterflies, mini
                               Embossing Folder - Daisy Flourish
                               Outline stickers - Assorted lines
                               Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah,
                                          Stardream Fuse Vista 
                               Other - Cuttlebug
                               Rubz - Sympathy

Here's another of Linda's beautiful cards!

                               Bling - Pearls & Crystals Assortment #3
                               Cheery Lynn - Italian Flourish
                               Flowers - Flowershop - De Soie Collection
                               Outline stickers - Butterfly BordersHappy Birthday
                               Paper - Graphic 45
                               Other - Grand Calibur
                               Spellbinders - Grommet Tags

Click on the links to find the highlighted items in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

I have some exciting news!  Later this week, I'll announce our new Classy Cards 'n Such Guest Design Team.   These are two very talented ladies!!

Gift certificates have been added to the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop!  I think it makes gift giving so easy.   The gift certificates can be purchased in any amount (US dollars only) and can be sent via email or snail mail.  You can find them here.

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

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pretty Peach Damask

The Scor-Buddy and matching mini-mat (sold separately) along with three sizes of Scor-Tape - 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" - are now in stock!  There are several new Cheery Lynn Designs dies in stock as well including the Dainty Dutch Doily, Dutch Scallop Square Doily, Japanese Lace and Flourish Frame, Border Carnivale and more.  Check them all out here!   Both of these product lines qualify for free shipping with $50 order!   Restrictions apply.  Click on any qualifying item where you will find a link to all of the detail.

Linda made this gorgeous card with just a few supplies and look how beautifully it turned out!  It works for just about any occasion.  Who wouldn't be pleased to receive this one???

Click on the links to find the highlighted items in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.


                               Bling - White pearls
                               Embossing folder - Damask
                               Flowers -  Bistro - De Soie Collection
                               Outline stickers - Multi sayings   
                               Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah,
                               Other - Bow-Easy, Cuttlebug, foam dots, sanding block
                               Ribbon - Old Gold Sheer Asiana
                               Spellbinders - Classic Large Scalloped Rectangles
                                    Classic Small Scalloped Rectangles

Mom and I have recently needed several sympathy cards.   Here is one and I will probably post others over the next several days.


                               Bling - Fancy Tags Two White Pearls Nestabling
                               Cheery Lynn - Tropical Flourish
                               Lace - Flowers with Scalloped Edge Ecru Lace
                               Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White by Neenah
                               Other - Scor-Buddy, Cuttlebug, foam dots, flowers
                                  Martha Stewart Double Arches punch set
                               Spellbinders - Fancy Tags Two

I have a few magnetic storage folders left while the 15% off sale is still on.  Expires July 22nd, so hurry! Use code Magnetic15 at checkout!

Thanks for stopping by!   Until next time...

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cheery Lynn order arrived!!!

My order from Cheery Lynn Designs has arrived and is ready to ship to you!   Looks like the Scor-Pal order went to my PO box for some reason so I should have that first thing Monday morning.


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Azalea Butterfly

I have exciting news!  NEW Scor-Pal products and Cheery Lynn Designs products are in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop currently on preorder!  The items should be here any day but since I don't have them in hand, I've labeled them as pre-order.  Worst case...your orders should ship no later than the end of next week.   Free shipping with minimum $50 order of these products. Look for the FREE SHIPPING logo  next to qualifying items. All items in cart must be items qualifying for free shipping.  Enter code FREESHIP at checkout.


  • Magnetic storage folders are 15% off through July 22nd. These folders are great for storing the Grand Nestabilities or other metal die cuts.  Use code Magnetic15 at checkout.

  • The July20off code will give you 20% off any embellishments here.  There are lots of beautiful Webster’s Pages embellishments from which to choose.  Expires July 31st.

  • Only one discount code per order.

    We've just gotten this gorgeous Stardream Fuse Azalea cardstock!   It has a beautiful sheen and is perfect for the base of a card, backgrounds, mats or even a focal point!   The butterfly on this card is made with the same azalea cardstock as the background.   Don't you love the lace?  It's about 4" wide and is ecru with two rows of small flowers and a scalloped edge.  So pretty!

    Click on the links to find the highlighted items in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

                                   Bling - White baby pearls by Want2Scrap
                                   Cheery Lynn - Exotic Butterflies, small
                                         Lace - Flowers with Scalloped Edge Ecru Lace
                                   Outline stickers - Gothic corners
                                   Paper - Stardream Fuse Azalea cardstock, stash 
                                   Other - Cuttlebug, foam dots, ribbon
                                   Spellbinders - Lacey circles

    Be sure to join our Yahoo group here for exclusive weekly discounts!!

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

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    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    Daisy & Swirl

    Judy's Daisy & Flourish card reminded me that I had a couple of easy cards in a similar style that I haven't posted here.  These cards are wonderful to have as a "go-to" style when you need something that looks great when you are short on time!  I love the layered cards, but I find I often need something quick and easy!

    Don't forget to use the current discounts.  There are only a couple of days left on this one: 

    Embossing Folders
    15% off through July 15th
    Enter code EF15 at checkout

    And join the Classy Cards 'n Such Yahoo group for more discounts, including 20% off of your first order!  Details on this and other current discounts are here.

    New products are en route to the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop from Cheery Lynn Designs, Scor-Pal and Stampavie!  I'll let you know when these great items are in the shop, but you might want to keep checking back here and in the shop.  Some of the quantities are limited and may go fast!

    Click on the links to find the highlighted items in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.


                                   Bling - Smokey brown rhinestones by Want2Scrap
                                   Embossing Folder - Daisy & Swirl
                                   Paper - Stash                                        
                                   Other - Cuttlebug, foam dots, ribbon
                                   Rubz - Birthday
    Spellbinders - Big Scalloped Ovals, Ovals


                                   Bling - White pearls by Want2Scrap
                                   Embossing Folder - Daisy & Swirl
                                   Paper - Stash                                        
                                   Other - Cuttlebug, foam dots, ribbon
                                   Outline sticker - Assorted lines, Happy Birthday, cursive
                                   Spellbinders - Fancy Tags
    Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...
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    Judy's Thank You

    Just had to share Judy's beautiful thank you card she made for me with the goodies from her blog candy!  She used several items from her blog candy...the Daisy Flourish embossing folder, the blue/green baby bling and the black rhinestones!   She has more details on her blog here.

    Thanks, Judy, for such a sweet card!!!

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    Saturday, July 9, 2011

    Daisy on White

    Judy has received her blog candy so now I can show you what was in her mystery gift!  Don't forget to keep commenting on the blog posts as we may have an unannounced blog candy at any time!


    Embossing folders are 15% off this week!  There are ten beautiful designs from which to choose.  See them all here!

    The CNNS Guest Design Team call closes on July 17th!   We've had some wonderful applications but would love to see more!   Details are here at

    Here are a couple of cards I made recently.  I love white cards and multiple layers on cards and don't do them nearly often enough!  While this card has a number of layers, it was not at all hard to make!  Do you like layered cards too?   Add your layered cards to Mr. Linky below by next Friday and we'll choose two or three to highlight on a blog post in the near future!


                                   Bling - White pearls by Want2Scrap
                                   Paper - Esse Smooth Pearlized White (Neenah),

                                   Other - Bow-Easy, Cuttlebug, foam dots, ribbon
                                   Outline sticker - Daisies, gold
    Spellbinders - Elegant Posts, Lattice Rectangles,
                                             Fancy Tags Three, Mega Ovals

    This card was so easy to make!  The details in the butterfly design are perforated and had to be punched out.   Then I placed the sticker onto the Foil Paper Textured Patterns 1 paper and cut out around it.  I bent the butterfly wings up to give it some dimension and then adhered the butterfly body to the cardstock with a dab of glue and placed tiny pieces of foam dots behind the wings.  A small piece of Finesse swirls - White Pearls was used for the butterfly's flight path and three White Pearls Baby Bling down the body of the butterfly.

    The inside sentiment (not shown) reads A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature - Ralph Waldo Emerson

                                   Bling -   Finesse Swirls - White Pearls, Baby Pearls - White
                                              by Want2Scrap

                                   Paper - Foil paper Textured Patterns 1,
                                             Esse Smooth Pearlized White

                                   Other - Martha Stewart punch, foam dots
                                   Outline stickers -  Butterflies & Ladybugs, Assorted lines,
                                             Georgian Corners         

                                   Rubz - Friends by My Sentiments Exactly!

    Keep an eye on the Current Discounts page on the top right sidebar of the blog for all of the current discounts available to you.
    I'm sooooo far behind on my cardmaking that I'm headed off to the craft room to try to catch up a bit!!
    Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...


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