Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hollyhocks and Butterflies

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here with you today.

I have a very cheerful Spring card to share with you that I made for our challenge Garden Party.

I love the colors of this card..I call them "happy colors"! 

I started with the gorgeous Stardream Serpentine Pearlized Metallic 105# cardstock. What can I say about this paper will love it! A beautiful light green, metallic paper that has become a favorite!

I next used Impression Obsession Large Fence die cut. if you could see this card up close, you would notice a nice wood grain embossing on the boards. After cutting your fence, run it through your machine again, (in proper stacking order for your machine), and you get all the wonderful wood grain effect!

Next I cut two sets of Impression Obsession Hollyhocks die cut. An interesting part of this die is, it comes with four little separate flower dies you can cut to layer for a "3D" look! I colored my flowers with Copic markers in a coral color.

The Butterflies, (yes I know I use these a lot), are from Joy! Crafts. They come in a set of 3, the one I used being the smallest. I do love this die set, the butterflies are a perfect size and shape!

I hope you will join in our weekly challenge and "WOW" us with your creations this week!

Wow, your garden is bursting with colors! Thanks Diane!

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Garden Coneflowers

Hi, it's Misti here, with my card for the Garden Party - #30 challenge.

I can just imagine having a chair on the patio, a cold drink, the wind blowing through my hair and looking out into a beautiful, peaceful backyard full of flowers.

I have tried and tried to grow white gerber daisies and all I can get to grow are the pink ones, so my dream scene would have lots of white daisies!

I used Impression Obsessions Coneflowers and colored them to look like daisies. I used Peeled Paint Distress Marker and the Detail Water Brush. I found a marker that would match the cardstock I wanted to use.

I backed the image panel with a piece of black cardstock and then Banana Split cardstock.

Then I inked up the Impression Obsession Gingham Cover-A- Card with my favorite black ink.  I cut it into strips and backed it with black cardstock from the Layering Swatches #2 pack. I took my white base and added a layer of the Banana Split cardstock, then white.  I taped down the gingham pieces with a little space in between the two of them.

Then to my image panel, I put Joy Foam Pads pieces on each corner and popped it up. To the yellow centers, I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen and Black Pearls in each corner to finish it off.

Hope you get your white daisies! Thanks Misti!

If you like Misti's card, please share it on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram...anywhere your crafty friends can be found!   The icons below my signature make it easy to share.

There are lots of new products, including new stamps and dies, 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...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

CCNS Challenge 30 Garden Party

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #30. 

This week our challenge is Garden Party! Make a paper crafting project using anything pertaining to a garden, in good taste, and of course a product sold at Classy Cards 'n Such! 

That's it...very simple, but please read the requirements below....looking forward to your entries!

Our challenges run Monday through Saturday, if your project is created during that week, it qualifies. Please don't back link a project made prior to that week's challenge...thank you.

We have a few requirements to play:
1.  Make a classy card, tag, or other paper crafting project using the theme Garden Party.
2.  Theme must be followed.
3.  Must include an item currently stocked in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  However, it does not have to have been purchased there.
4.   Must be a follower of the CCNS blog either by email or reader and/or be a  CCNS newsletter subscriber. If a follower via reader, must email with name used in the reader.  If you aren't a follower or newsletter subscriber, sign up now!
5.   Direct link your entry post (not blog), to the InLinkz tool below.
6.   If using a gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, use code CCNS30.
7.   Only new entries please.  No back posting allowed.
8.  You may enter up to 3 projects....and combine with as many challenges as you want.
9.   New challenges begin on Mondays and end on Saturdays at midnight central time.  Winners are announced on Sundays.
10. CCNS has the right to remove any entries not following the guidelines and/or entries deemed inappropriate.
11. Most of all, have FUN!!!

The Prize:
1.   While we cannot ship prizes internationally due to increasing shipping costs, international entries are encouraged. We can only ship prizes to US addresses at this time.
2.   A prize will be offered to the winner based on meritOccasionally, a guest designer spot may be offered!
3.  A Classiest Card badge may be awarded when entries are exceptionally good.
4.  Winner must claim their prize by Wednesday of each week or the prize will be forfeited. 
5. Prizes are limited to one win per month.
6. Prizes will be awarded only when there are seven or more entrants.

Enter to win this week's prize!!

Annabelle with Flowers
Wild Rose Studios
Here are a few samples from 
the Classy Cards Design Team to get you started.


 We'll have the full posts on these 
beautiful cards later this week!
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

CCNS Challenge #29

Hi everyone, 

Thanks for playing along with our Musical Motifs challenge! Your entries are beautiful!! Unfortunately, the minimum of seven entries was not reached so no prize will be awarded this week.
Watch for tomorrow's challenge which is fun and super easy! Garden Party!! The details of this challenge will be released at midnight Central time tonight.

Please encourage your friends to play with us too and be sure to read and follow ALL of the requirements!
Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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