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Please stop back by tomorrow when our next challenge will be posted. We would love to have you play along!!
Hi again! It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing this Kraft Sympathy card
with you. I wanted to create a soft, gentle, soothing card that will be
welcomed by someone who needs comforting. It's never easy to make sympathy
cards, so I wanted to use soft colors instead of somber black and white
I started by stamping the sentiment with kraft ink onto vanilla cardstock.
I cut this out with a Classic Oval Large die and then sponged some soft blue ink
around the edges. The scalloped kraft layer was cut out with a Classic Scallop
Oval Large die which is in stock at Classy Cards 'n Such. I adhered the
sentiment to the scalloped kraft layer and set this aside.
I cut a long piece of Chalk White seam binding and pressed it into my kraft
inkpad until it was mostly covered with ink. I needed to soften the color a
bit, so I crumpled up the seam binding in my hand and misted it with water. I
set this aside to dry and continued working on my card.
The kraft card base is 5.5" x 4.25" and I cut some designer paper to 5.25"
x 4" and adhered that to the card base. I used a Labels 21 die to cut the soft
blue polka dot piece and adhered that to the card. I tied the dried colored
seam binding around the card and fashioned a shabby bow on the right side.
Lastly, I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape to the center of the
Just a little note - you've probably seen me using a lot of Chalk White
seam binding on my projects here. I love this stuff! You can order this to
whatever length you need - Beverly will not cut this up into one yard
pieces like some other places do. She will leave it in one whole uncut piece
whether it is 5 yards or 15 yards. I order mine in the longest length I can get
because I am going through this stuff like crazy. It's wonderful in its
original color and it's so easy to custom-color to coordinate with my
Thanks, Holly! Sympathy cards are something we seem to need often lately, so I'll be posting some of mine later on.
There is still time to enter our LACE challenge which closes tomorrow morning! Details here.
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Good morning!! Here's the card I created for our lace challenge. I started with a plain vanilla card base. The top mat is cut from this gorgeous red paper from the Happy Travels pad and layered atop another, slightly larger mat from Esse Smooth Pearlized Cocoa. I love the pearlized paper! Such a subtle sheen and so elegant!!
I cut a triangle from the cocoa paper and added the birthday sentiment from the Birthday Rubz. It is sooo easy to apply the Rubz...especially since I used a stylus from the McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit. If you would like to see more detailed instructions on applying the Rubz, click here. These are great sentiments and it's VERY hard to see that it's not a stamp! Very high quality!!
Before adhering the birthday pennant, I adhered the border of Ivory Cluny Lace. I'm like Holly...this lace is just jaw-dropping!
The corners are cut from the cocoa cardstock using one of the corners from the Lace Corner Deco A set. I adhered it using a Quickie Glue Pen. Just put the glue in several spots on the back and hold with your finger for a few seconds to adhere. No muss, no fuss!
Join us in our latest challenge - LACE!!! It's a fun and easy one to do!! All of the details are here.
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Hi, it's Holly posting today. Have you seen the new Father's Day Bundles?
I created this card using the Bass Fishing Bundle, and it's perfect for giving to the men in my family.
I started by cutting out the awesome Bass Fishing Cheery Lynn die from plain white cardstock. I covered the entire
die cut with copper pigment ink and then poured the Copper embossing powder over the whole thing. A heat gun melted the Copper
embossing powder onto the die cut, and I set it aside to cool.
Hello... It's Jennipher with another card for Classy Cards 'n Such. There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than creating a card to tell
someone just how much they mean to me. This card clearly does that and it was
tons of fun to make!
Next, using my
Spellbinders Lacey Ovals Die, I cut out a Champagne Reich Shine oval. To this
oval, I added the Lacey Ovals Nestabling in Moss Pearl. I have to stop here and
tell you a little secret... I've had that Nestabling for awhile but was
terrified of using it! I just knew that it would end up being one big sticky
mess. Well, I must tell you how wrong I was! It went on like a dream, shaky
hands and all. It never lost it's shape or get stuck together like bling I've
worked with in the past. If you have not tried Nestabling, you must!
Once I had the Nestabling positioned like I wanted it, I cut out another
Lacey Oval and stamped my sentiment on it. Using a sponge tool, I lightly
sponged Pumice Stone Distress Ink to the edges of the oval.
Everything on my card
(with the exception of the red cardstock and sentiment) can be found in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store. You simply must give some of them a try. What am I saying?
You have to try them all!
Thanks, Jennipher! I love your card!!! Leave Jenn a comment below if you like it too!! The gold links above will take you to the products in the store.
Have you seen the tutorials from Tim Holtz in the right side bar of this blog? Just click on the Distress Ink Markers and see how he works his magic with these wonderful pens!
And...we now have not one, but TWO very affordable ways to collect these markers! All of the markers are now available individually in the Classy Cards shop! And best of all, they are only $2.99 each!! Click here to go to the individual marker section.
Or...you can join our Distress Ink Marker Club and get the markers in packages of six markers each until you have collected the entire set! Details are here!
Hi, it's Holly posting today! Have you played along in the Lace challenge
on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog? I'd love to see what you create for this
challenge. I've created a sympathy card with some gorgeous lace from the Classy
Cards 'n Such store.
I purchased someIvory Cotton Cluny lace, and when I opened the package, my
jaw literally fell open. This lace is GORGEOUS! So soft, so beautiful, so
elegant! I bought 2 yards, so I still have plenty left over for more cards and
projects. There is also aBlack Cotton Cluny lace, and that is definitely going
on my next order! Beverly (the owner) will cut the ribbon and lace to the
length you order. Some stores sell pre-cut ribbons in 1 yard pieces, and I
don't like that. Classy Cards 'n Such cuts it in one continuous length, which
is exactly how I want my ribbons/laces.
I stamped the swirly frame from the With Sympathy stamp setwith brown ink onto brown cardstock and then cut it out
with the matchingNested Oval Medallion Labels die. I stamped the sentiment with brown ink onto
ivory cardstock, then cut it out with an oval Spellbinders die. I used the
Wisped Frames technique from Technique Junkies on the sentiment and then adhered
it to the brown frame. I added a couple of pearls to each side of the
I cut some papers from theVintage Blue paper padand adhered them to a brown card base. The yellow paper
needed a little something, so I stamped the corners with one of the ornamental
stamps in the With Sympathy set. Next, I cut the gorgeousIvory Cotton Cluny laceand adhered it to the blue paper on my card. The framed
sentiment was adhered with some foam pads to the center of the card.
I could have left the card alone at that point, but I just wanted to add a
few small flowers to it. So I used some of the same yellow paper from the
Vintage Blue paper pad and cut out three of the smaller flowers from theCherry Blossoms dieset. I sponged the edges with some brown ink, added some
pearls to the centers, and adhered them to the card.
I've used the following products from Classy Cards 'n Such on this
Hello everyone! It's Linda with a card for our Classy Cards 'n Such
Challenge 8 - Lace!
For my card base, I chose to use the beautiful Butterfly embossed paper.
If you don't have this paper, you really should get some. It's a great way to
have embossing on your card without having to use an embossing folder.
For my focal point on this card, I chose to use a Rose from the Outline
Stickers collection. I mounted this rose on a Spellbinders Teardrop Circles
also diecut from the Rose Quartz Paper. I then used the Quickie Glue Pen to
fill in the inside of the Rose and covered the petals with Carnation Glitter
from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. I also filled in the leaves with glue using the
Quickie Glue Pen and used Meadow Spark Glitterfrom Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. This
gives you a beautiful sparkle to your card!
Since this challenge is to use lace on your card, I chose to use the White Cotton Flowers Lace which Beverly has in the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop.
To carry out my pink themed card, I wove some very thin pink ribbon through the
holes in the lace and glued the strip to the bottom of my card.
The sentiment on the Spellbinders Labels 10 is from a clear stamp from My
Sentiments Exactly. I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.
Won't you join us in this challenge and show us some of that beautiful lace
you have in your craft room!! All of the details of the current challenge are here.
Classy Cards has some great Father's Day bundles available!
The MAY CHEERY LYNN RELEASE is in stock now!! See all of the Cheery Lynn dies here! Are you looking for a more affordable way to get theTim Holtz Distress Ink Marker set? Look no more! CCNS is offering a Distress Ink Marker Club where you can purchase bundles of 6 markers until your set is complete. Click here for details!
Click on any of the gold links to be taken directly to the items in the shop.
The Classy Cards 'n Such item(s) must clearly be listed in the blog or gallery post with the entry.
Post your card or other paper crafting project to your blog or gallery such as SplitCoastStampers.
Blog/gallery posts with challenge entries must have a direct link back to the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge post. All gallery posts should include keyword CCNS08 and include a direct link to the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge post if allowed by the gallery.
Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post and link directly to your blog post or gallery post - not just to your blog or gallery in general.
Entries must be linked to this post by Thursday, May 31st at 7AM Central time.
Enter as often as you like as long as the above rules are followed.
The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Classy Cards 'n Such online shop!In addition, we may choose one or two entries to receive the Classiest Card Award!
And now for some inspiration from the design team:
Over the next several days, I'll post details of how the cards above were made, so be sure to keep checking back!
Show us your classy lacecreations when you use the Inlinkz tool below to enter our challenge!!! Good luck to everyone!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...