Monday, December 22, 2014

Two for One Project of the Week

Good morning!  It's my turn to show a Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions.  I call this Two for One -- when I can make 2 cards at one time, I feel like I make the most of my card making time.

I die cut a circle into a piece of kraft cardstock.  The kraft colored cut out will be placed on a piece of white cardstock and the kraft negative will be used as a card -- two for one.  Here is what it  looks like:
Then I stamped a couple of images called Love Stencil and Comfy Chair.  The chair was quickly colored with copics.  One chair and two hearts were cut out leaving a small white edge.



The white circle was shaded with an ink.
Kraft card was stamped with the sentiment called Where we love.
The white card was stamped with the sentiments called Happy Hello and I Love You Bunches (the "bunches" word was masked)
Twine was tied at top and pen was used to make fake stitches around the circles.

One of the reason I like to use die cuts is that you can use both the negative and positive These two cards were quick, quick, quick to make.

Thanks for looking at my project.  I hope that the next time you use a die cut, you will take the opportunity to use both the positive and negative.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friend

Good Morning. Joy, here today.   Shaker cards are so much fun.  This one was made using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.
The background was embossed with the folder from Anna Grifin called Smitten.  In a future post I'll show how you can use this folder for a masculine card.  The red cutout is from the Spellbinders Die Set called Picot Edge Circles.  The fancy friend sentiment stamp is from Just the Right Words by JustRite.  A fabulous set with so many words and phrases.  This would be a basic set that everyone needs,  The yellow strip is a die cut from the set Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things.  I added a few sequins and it was ready to mail.

I hope this inspires you to try making a shaker card.  Thanks for stopping by, have a HAPPY stamping day.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Have a Happy Day

Hi, it's Joy today showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This will be sent to my sweet friend Carla.
Supplies:
The stencil Texture Tessatina by Memory Box was inked with a Mini Ink Tool and some distress inks.  The window was cut using Vintage Labels Two by JustRite.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Stampavie's Sweet Wishes using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of Heavyweight Vellum.  I like this weight because it doesn't warp when I heat the embossing powder. (I traced the outside of the die to make the small frame around the sentiment and fussy cut it out.)

It's so easy to make cards using Classy Cards 'n Such on line store!  Thanks for looking at my card, have a happy stamping day.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stocking Challenge

Good morning! Joy here showing you a card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such for the Stocking Challenge for this week.
I used the the Cute Stocking die by Poppy Stamps, the Merry Christmas Background Die also by Poppy Stamps and tiny strips of paper from the KaiserCraft pad called Holly Bright and Graphic 45 pad called 12 Days of Christmas.  The stockings are cut from Authentiques Believe.  This is a great way to use up those beautiful holiday paper scraps that are hard to throw away.  The stockings were popped up using my favorite Small Joy Foam Pads.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Hope your holidays and merry and bright!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Warm Thoughts

Hi Joy, here today posting a card with supplies I found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  I saw a video the other day about coloring on kraft card stock and thought I'd give it a try.  The flower stamp is Botanical Medallions & Banners by JustRite Stamps.  I love the flourish that is in this stamp set.  The main rectangle was cut with Matting Basics A by Spellbinders. I really like using these because I know the sides will be even and fit perfectly on my card.  I heat embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkles' White Detail Embossing Powder and colored with a few copics.  I added a few tiny dot details with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen called Ice White


Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What If Wednesday - Repeat Impression

Good morning!  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions gave us this sketch for What If Wednesday
And here is my card for the challenge
I just love this stamp called Shepherd Boy and the sentiment is For unto you...

Now what would you do with this sketch?  If you have Repeat Impression stamps - show them off.  To enter in the challenge you do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you do, your name will be entered twice for the opportunity to win a nice gift certificate.  Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see all the details.

This is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made projects to spur your creativity
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Wishes

Hi, Joy here.   Today I am getting my Christmas decorations down and wanted to take time to make a card for this week's challenge.  All the supplies to make this card are found at Classy Cards 'n Such.  The challenge was to use Designer Paper and bows.
The paper is from a paper pad called Believe is by Authentique.  The Santa round cut is on an edge of one of the sheets.  The wishes sentiment is from the die set called Greetings by Impression Obsession and the Christmas die is from Merry Christmas Background by Poppy Stamps.  I popped up the circles with the small Joy Foam Pads to give it a little dimension.  The dies were adhered using Art Institute Adhesive.  It has a tiny, tiny Metal Tip that is fabulous for small die cuts.  Once you use this glue and the tiny metal tip, you will never use anything else!  It has amazing precision.

Be sure to check out the great Christmas card and project supplies at  Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

Thank you for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello

Joy, here today showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  My favorite part of this card is the Hello Die from Greeting Set by Impressions Obsession.  I love all the sentiment dies in this great set.  Here is my card:




The paper is from Simple Stories and is called Harvest Lane.  The Hello is from Greeting Set by Impression Obsession.  I cut 6 of these from blue and 6 from green card stock and stacked & glued them together using Art Institute Adhesive.  The little ribbon banner was embossed using the Dots Embossing Folder by Crafts Too.  The sentiment is called Anytime Sentiments by Impression Obsession.  The sentiment was heat embossed using Brown Fizz by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Repeat Impression What if Wednesday

I just love the challenges that the Repeat Impression Designers have for us.  This week Deonna challenged us to anything but a card.  Be sure to check them all out -- I'll be doing a few of them myself.  I made two gift card holders.

I used the stamps and Merry Christmas and Snowflakes.  These were heat embossed with white detail embossing powder.

Here is the list of Designers and their "Anything but a Card" projects.  Be sure to check them out.  Then make your project and link it on Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built.  You could be the lucky winner of a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.
Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, December 1, 2014

From Me to You

Hi, Joy here today with a few tags I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This was a fun challenge - I love tags! I can use some scraps of my favorite papers.  Here are four I made.
The paper used on these tags are from BoBunny called Candy Cane Lane Collection and Authentique's Believe.  The round stamp frames are from a JustRite set called Old Friends which is on SALE.  Sentiments are from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession and a JustRite set called Noel Christmas Ornaments.  The circles were popped up with Small Joy Foam Pads.  Doodle Twine, which is on SALE was tied to the top.

I hope you show us some tags you have made.  Go to Beverly's Blog, Classy Cards 'n Such and see all the details of the challenge.  I look forward to seeing your tags.

Thank you for looking.  Have a Happy Stamping Day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Home for the Holidays

Joy here today.  I wanted to show you a card I made using supplies found at the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store.  This card is for this weeks challenge to make a Bright and Fun Card.
I used the die by Anna Griffin called Flourish Medallion for the base and inked the flourish while the die was still attached to the cardstock using a Mini-ink Blending Tool . The pretty flourish circle stamp is from the JustRite Stamp set called Old Friends(which is on sale).  The sentiment is from Noel Christmas Ornament stamp set by JustRite.  The Small Blooming Poinsettia die is made by Poppy Stamps.  I shaped 2 of the poinsettias using a Susan's Garden Tool Set.  This set has all the tools you will need to give your flowers great dimension.  I popped up the elements using Small Joy Foam Pads.

We would love to see what you do with this challenge.  Just go to Beverly's blog called Classy Cards 'n Such and look for all the details.

Thank you for looking at at my card.  Have a happy stamping day.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Lord Knows

Good morning, Joy here with a card using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I tried a new technique on this one and will try to explain what I did.
First I cut 3 branches out of green card stock from  Beach Sprig by Memory Box.  Then I strategically cut 3 more branches out of yellow card stock.  Then I fit the green branches into where the yellow branches were cut -- like a jigsaw puzzle.  This made the green branches lay flat into the yellow card stock.

Then I cut a Spellbinders frame called Nested Oval Medallion using paper from Kaiser Craft's The Lake House, then traced around the inside with a black pen.  I stamped the sentiment from Cast All Your Cares by Just Rite and popped up with Joy Foam Pads.   I punched out a few little flowers and shaped them on the tan mat from Susan's Garden Tool Kit using the little stylus (this kit is ON SALE!).  The flowers were scattered around and attached using Art Institute Clear Adhesive .  I used this adhesive because it has a tiny pinpoint metal tip that put the adhesive right where I needed it. Lastly little Clear Rock Candy buttons from Queen Company were put in the centers of the flowers.

Thanks for looking at y card, have a happy stamping day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Repeat Impression Sale

A "SPECIAL" THANK YOU!


Bill and Wendy Wyman owners of Repeat Impressions wanted to give thanks for you, their customers.

In appreciation, they are offering 20% OFF all their rubber stamps and other goodies on their website for the next 7 days only.  Place an order on their website Friday, Nov. 21st through Thursday, Nov. 27th.  Then simply enter code THANKS20 at checkout to take advantage of your special pricing. 

This will be the last sale promotion of the year so don't miss this great opportunity to shop for the holidays or pick up a little something for yourself at reduced prices.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and all the best for the upcoming holiday season!

Wendy & Bill
Repeat Impressions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peace on Earth

Hello friends, Joy here today posting a card for the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge this week called Christmas Blooms.

Here are the dies used:
Marietta Buckle by Memory Box - 3 were cut
Small Blooming Poinsettia by Poppy Stamps 3 were cut, with a few extra leaves
Banner die

The little poinsettia were formed on the mat  and shaped using one of the tools from Susan's Garden Tool Kit  then glued to the Marietta Buckles, then the green leaves were added.  The sentiment from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession was heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.  These elements were popped up using some Small Joy Foam Pads.  Then these were placed on some paper from the 6x6 paper pad called Holly Bright by KaiserKraft.

Check out all the details for this week's challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  Check out some of the inspiration there and link your card - can't wait to see what you create.

Sketch Day at Repeat Impressions

Soooo, is it cold and snowy where you are?  It's cold and clear here -- and it makes me want to stay inside and play!  So today I'm taking that opportunity to try my hand at Repeat Impressions inspirational challenge.  Thank you Geri for for your photo.  Here is her inspirational photo:
So.....whatever inspires you from this pic.  Here is my take:
Stamps: Merry Christmas and Small Pine Tree and Ornament Frame.  I really like the ornament frame because it can be filled with so many different elements.  The Merry Christmas was heat embossed.  The scallop circle and circles are dies.  We would love to see what you do with Geri's inspirational photo.

Go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and see all the details and link your card there.  Yours could be the randomly drawn name that will receive a nice gift certificate from Repeat Impressions.  Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who have made cards to inspire you.

Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thanks for Being You

Hi, Joy here today posting a thank you card that was made using supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.   I always need Thank You cards and this was a quick one that will go into my stash so that it can be pulled out and addressed in no time.

The bottom half of the card was embossed using Anna Griffins embossing folder called Juliet Damask.  The sweet little scallop border is from Impression Obsession.  The round frame is from JustRite and called Old Friends.  Just a word about this stamp set --- IT'S ON SALE -- and one of the greatest sets ever.  It has 6 separate round frames (perfect for Spellbinders dies) and 6 separate fabulous sentiments.  They have an interlocking ribbed grid that I just press onto my clear stamping block and they stamp so clear and clean. The outer sentiment circle was popped up using the small Joy Foam Pads.  Hey -- pop by Classy Cards 'n Such and look what else is on sale!

Thanks for looking at my card. Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Classy Card 'n Such Ornament Challenge

Hi, Joy here today- thinking thoughts of Christmas and Christmas cards.  The Classy Cards 'n Such on line store is a great place to begin. It's also a great place to make a wish list - print it out and just leave the list in a conspicuous place - and act surprised on Christmas Day.

This card has an ornament that can be detached and put on a tree.  I  stamped 3 of the ornaments from the set called Noel Christmas Ornaments by JustRite on thick card stock and heat embossed one with Sparkle 'n Sprinkles  Black Detail Embossing Powder. They were then cut out and glued together them together making sure the colored one was on top. dated it on the back.  The little sentiment is also from this set.  There are many small sentiments in this set that fit into the rectangular space.


The larger Merry Christmas sentiment is from the set by Impression Obsession called Christmas Sentiments.  The pretty paper is from 6x6 pads French Country by Graphic 45 and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Graphic 45.  The light yellow paper was embossed with the embossing folder called Dots by Crafts Too.

This challenge would be a great opportunity to add to your Christmas card stash and perhaps you could be the winner of a great prize from Classy Cards 'n Such.   Just go to the Classy Cards 'n Such blog, see all the details. - get some inspiration and link your card.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Anything Goes Blog Hop with Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions

We hope you are ready for some great inspiration - our theme is 'Anything Goes', and what awesome creations there are to see!
  
And...what's a blog hop without prizes?
  
There will be one lucky winner of a $20 gift card from Repeat Impressions
and one lucky winner for a $20 gift card from Die-Versions!  

Let's get hopping!

You should have arrived here from Linda Fish's blog.  
If you didn't, and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can find the entire hop list on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' blogs

Be sure to start at the beginning, so you have the maximum chances of winning!  

The more you comment along the way, the more chances you have of winning!
You will have until midnight CST on Saturday, November 15th, to comment.  
Winners will be announced on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impression blogs on Sunday, November 16th.

Supplies:  Repeat Impressions Baby
Die-Versions Everyday Complements

Supplies:  Repeat Impressions Chickadee at Rest
Die-Versions Everyday Complements
I added glossy accents to the words.

We hope that we have inspired you to be creative, and that you'll do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' websites!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Your next stop on the hop is 

Mary Moisan

Thank you for leaving a comment - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

An afternoon with Anna Griffin for Classy Cards 'n Such

Good morning!  Joy here posting a card with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  I am wild about Anna Griffin die cuts and embossing folders.  So I spent most of the afternoon making cards with supplies I found on the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.  Here is one of them
The Anna Griffin embossing folder is called Cherry Blossoms.  The large yellow medallion is called Flourish Medallion.  Anna Griffin folders and die are so very well made and incredibly easy to work with.  The next layer is a stamp from JustRite called Kindness.  After fussy cutting it out, it was colored with a few copics and the Praying for you sentiment is from the set called Ornate Frame Sentiments by Our Daily Bread.  I used Large and Small Joy Foam Pads to pop up the elements and give them some dimension. The small ones are perfect for using on fine line die cuts.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a Happy stamping day.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thinking of You with Classy Cards 'n Such

Hello, Joy here today with Classy Cards 'n Such.  I needed a quick card for a friend and put this one together for her.
The paper is from a 6x6 pad called Lady Rose from Kaisercraft.  The tag was die cut using the Spellbinders Die Set called Fancy Tags Two.  The Thinking of you sentiment is by JustRite and called Hugs & Kisses Sentiments and the ribbon is Eggshell Seam Binding by Hug Snug.  I'll tell you a secret - I stink at making bows - except for this seam binding!  It just seems to fall right and fold so neatly!  I just love it!  You can make this ribbon match any color by spritzing on a little color.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Blessings at Repeat Impressions

Hello, today Brenda one of the Repeat Impressions' Rock Star Designers challenged us to make a "Time to Give Thanks" card.  Here is how I met that challenge
Stamps:
Prize Pumpkin
Thanksgiving Blessings

I added glossy accents to a leaf die and put it behind the pumpkin that I colored and popped up with some pop dots.

How would you answer Brenda's challenge?  We would love to see what you would do.  Just go to Wendy's blog, The House That Stamps Built and check out all the details, make a card and link it on the blog.  You could be the winner of a fabulous gift certificate! 

Here is the list of Rock Star Designers who made a little something to inspire you.


Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 
Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Celebrate

Hi, friends, Joy here beginning to celebrate the season with Classy Cards 'n Such supplies!  The on line store makes card making fun.

The bicycle, present and Christmas tree was die cut using Bicycle Die Cut Set by Impression Obsession and then stamped with the clear rubber stamp set from Impression Obsession called Riding Pretty.  The sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments by Impression Obsession also.  I colored them, and popped them up with the Small Joy Foam Pads.  The pretty snowflake paper is from Bo Bunny's new Candy Cane Lane collection.

We sure would like for you to join in the challenge at the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.  Check out the simple guidelines and link your card on the blog.  Can't wait to see how you trim your tree --- I need some more card ideas!

I hope you are getting your Christmas cards made - be sure to check out the supplies at Classy Cards 'n Such that will help you check this off your list quickly.

Have a HAPPY stamping day.

Joy

Friday, October 31, 2014

Blueprints

Hi Joy here today.  I wanted to share with you a super neat die set called Blueprints 4 that I found in the online store at Classy Cards 'n Such. It consists of 9 pieces.   I am so excited about this set and the endless possibilities.  Here is what it looks like

I cut multiples of this die set using the beautiful  Christmas paper called Believe from Authentique and some red card stock and a few pieces of white.  Here is what the results were:



 Then I played and played and played with the pieces -- this is an incredible set.  Here are a few of the combinations I came up with in about 2 minutes.  They are not glued down yet because I wanted to play some more before I adhered them to a card base.




The Blueprints 4 die set is going to make my Christmas card making so easy and my cards won't look mass produced.  Classy Cards 'n Such has several different Blueprints die sets  Here is one of my finished cards.
I used the stamp set by JustRite called Noel Christmas Ornaments.  The images were heat embossed using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's Gold Detail Embossing Powder.  The white pieces of card stock were popped up using Joy Foam Pads and the card was finished by tying some tiny Christmas bells to some gold sparkle twine.  I'll be posting other cards made using Blueprints Die Set 4 soon.

Thanks for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What IF Wednesday

Hi friends, today is What If Wednesday at Repeat Impressions.  Wendy, owner of the blog, The House That Stamps Built gave us this sketch as a challenge.
and here is my card:
Stamps:
Clock Face
Happy New Year
Embellishments
snowflake buttons, clock hands

Now it's your turn.  Make a project using Wendy's sketch and link it on her blog, The House That Stamps Built where you can read all the details.  You could be the randomly chosen name that will receive a nice gift certificate.

The Rock Star Design Team made some projects to inspire you.

Karen...
Cheri... 
Geri... 
Deonna... 


Joy... you are here

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a happy stamping day!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Joy, Peace and Hope

Hello Joy today showing you a card made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.   This is for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  I've started making Christmas cards and this is one of the first ones.
This card used the die set from My Favorite Things called Blueprints 4 -- which I just love!  I used the stamp set call Noel Christmas Ornaments from Just Rite and underneath the peace word I used a little flourish from the Just Rite set called Spring Words.  The little framed sentiments were popped up using Joy Foam Pads.

Now it's your turn to show off what you would do with this challenge.  Go to Beverly's blog, Classy Cards 'n Such blogspot.com and see all the details and to link your card.  You could be the winner of a nice prize.  Why not challenge a friend to make one with you - I often challenge my sister.  We have so much fun chatting about what products and designs we will use.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a HAPPY stamping day.

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