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Monday, September 1, 2014

Classy Cards N Such - Fall Foilage

It's Shirley posting today.   It is that time of year where summer is winding down and fall is heading our way, here in the States.  We already have leaves falling from the trees and I am seeing lots of deer in the woods behind my house.  As I view my card,  I definitely see a look of fall.  I am not ready for fall because I know a cold winter follows next.

I started off using black card stock to cut my step card base.  I proceeded to cut the main pieces of my card using Graphic 45 French Country Designer paper.  I used the Impression Obsession Small Grass Border for my greenery.  I adhered it to the card.  I used the Impression Obsession Bare Tree Die to cut the tree out of black card stock and attached it to the card.  I cut the Impression Obsession Small Deer from  brown card stock - adhered them to the card.
I used a small circle punch to cut the sun and sponged it with deep orange ink.    I decided the tree needed something extra and used a butterfly punch to add the butterflies.  I cut small squares from the Graphic 45 paper.  I used small punches to for my Life letters  and adhered them to the steps with glue.  I have used glue dots for this before, but I have found that the glue holds them in place much better.   I used the Spellbinders Large Scalloped Ovals die to cut the oval that is placed under the plain oval.  I used a sentiment from the JustRite Botanical Medallions stamp set. To finish up my card,  I fussy cut part of a sunflower from the Graphic 45 French Country paper.

The dies and stamps listed above can be found at Classy Cards N Such.
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Thanks, for viewing my card today.  Come back tomorrow to see another fabulous card designed by one of my Classy Cards N Such team mates.

Squigglefly Challenge - You are a Star

The Squigglefly Challenge theme this week is you are a star.   I wanted to use the new Squigglefly image by Tam Hess called "Artsy Owl".  I wasn't sure how I was going to tie it in with the stars until I happened to remember the Christmas paper pack I had with owls and stars.  I colored the owl with copics and used a punch for the stars on the owl.   The sentiment is computer generated.  I think this artsy owl works very well for a Christmas card, what do you think?

Be sure and join us for the challenge.  We would love to see your card.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Speedy Fox and Friends - Use a Silhouette

Speedy Fox and Friends are having a use a silhouette stamp challenge this week.    I chose to use the Mark's Finest Paper "Big City" stamp set for mine.   I stamped it on white paper and sponged in the water, sun and clouds.  I thought his Spellbinders frame was perfect for the image.

Thank you, for stopping in today.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge - Flower Pot People

Today is the beginning of a new Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.  I have chosen some really cute pictures of Flower Pot Pot people to receive inspiration from.  I used the MFP Stamps Classic Dad and Gears to you stamps.    Here is the picture that I chose:

Isn't he just the cutest?  You can go to Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge to see the other pictures and to see the other design team sisters' cards.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Classy Cards N Such - Sunflower Inspiration

I love Sunflowers so I really love the challenge for the Classy Cards N Such blog this week.

We were given a beautiful inspiration picture for this week.  My friends can tell you I also love a yellow and black color combination, I use it quite often and especially for cards with sunflowers.

Do you not just love the bow on my card?   That is another die that I am loving these days.  It is a Sue Wilson die.

For the details on my card and for the rules of our challenge, please visit Classy Cards N Such blog.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Speedy Fox and Friends - CAS

Everyone likes a CAS challenge so Speedy Fox and Friends are bringing you one today.   I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamps called "Block Flowers" and I really like them in the bright colors along with the turquoise paper.

Classy Cards N Such - Celebrating You

My card today showcases a image from the JustRite Botanical Medallions & Banners   stamp set.    I love Poppies  so you might see me make a lot of cards with Poppies.

I colored my Poppies with Copic markers.   I cut the image  and the layer with the Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Seven dies. I attached the image to white embossed card stock.  I used red sequins with White Pearls in the center for my embellishments next to my poppies and sentiment.  

News flash - now there is a new die called Sequins by My Favorite Things. You can make your own sequins using one of the many Foil or Metallic paper packages available at Classy Cards 'n such. Click here to see them and the products that are listed above, don't forget-use the code Shirley-10 for a 10% discount!  

I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and made a layer to go behind it.

I hope you enjoyed the card today and the recipe for making it.