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Vintage Christmas

Hello! Welcome to a new post for Classy Cards 'n Such challenge: Christmas Die Cuts. I absolutely love to work with dies, and Christmas dies in particular are often so pretty and dainty. That means this challenge was so much fun to me!

I went ahead and made my Christmas card in vintage style. To make it, first I die cut all the decorative elements with PoppyStamps dies, starting with a Mini Madison Window I cut from light brown cardstock. Then I die cut four Small Blooming Poinsettias from red cardstock. I made two poinsettias, each of them layered twice, to make them look fuller. I also die cut a Pine Garlandfrom pearlized and embossed olive green paper.

I made a small tag with the help of A2 Matting Basics A (third die). I dry embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder. I used a technique called Colored Dry Embossing. I basically used a blender marker from Spectrum Noir to lift and apply Chromium Oxide Green from PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit-Landscape starter set. I love PanPastels, …

Autumn Butterfly - House of Cards

Welcome to my post for this month's challenge at House of Cards: Autumn Photo/Color Inspiration. Though there are no defined seasons where I live, I do enjoy seeing, through pictures, all the beautiful earthy tones that Fall brings. Of course, these tones are consequence of every tree giving in to colder temperatures, leaves drying and falling, and in general, nature dying so it can be renewed once again during Spring. I have seen families and friends going through their own Autumn recently (some of them are still struggling), and all I can do is pray that God's grace surrounds them and that He fulfills all their present needs. Hopefully, just as in nature, these trying times will be temporary for them.

My card for today is possibly Vintage, but the polka dots make it look a bit Shabby Chic too... I suppose I mixed a bit of both styles together! One thing is sure, I love how the design resulted.

To make my card I started out by stamping Butterfly from Our Daily Bread Designs …

Rose Culture

Hello! Today I want to share with you a project I made with Ewe-n-Me Printables! This time, I made a vintage card, using their Collage Sheet - Roses. These images are beautiful, and they print so bright and pretty... Love them!

I used an unusual color combination to make this card and I love how it resulted. It really looks vintage and lovely. I couldn't resist adding a gold vintage button to the blue bow to finish my design.

I printed the digital image on white linen cardstock. The die cuts I used framed the image very nicely. I used light brown leather textured cardstock and light blue metallic cardstock for the frames. The yellow cardstock used for the card base is lightly textured and it's called Hawaii where I live.

I altered the largest frame to make it shorter. I basically cut it in half and adhered it again trying to get the right height for the front of the card. I ran across the middle of the frame a piece of blue satin ribbon and embellished it with a bow. This tric…

PanPastel Florals - Sin City Stamps

It's time to show you my last project for this month's collaboration between Sin City Stamps and PanPastel. What an amazing collaboration should I say! In this opportunity I made a card featuring a technique I really enjoy, colored dry embossing. I have a detailed step by step photo tutorial for you.

Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps - Love of Butterflies (sc4) plate of rubber
PanPastel - Violet, Violet Tint and Permanent Green
Blender marker
Embossing Folder
Papers - Beige leather textured cardstock, lilac metallic cardstock
Adhesives - Mounting tape, two sided tape and Uhu all purpose adhesive
Lilac gross grain ribbon

I have a step by step tutorial for you. To see how I created made my card, please click here and start the guide added below my post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and tutorial! I also hope you feel encouraged try this technique out with PanPastels. Remember all the supplies are listed above, and I have also tagged the card's photo …

Three Roses

Welcome to a new post for Classy Cards 'n Such weekly challenge: Cozy Plaids. It is with great joy, and a thankful heart that I write in this occasion, since today's card represents a bunch of different good things in my life: Family, true friends, unconditional support and love.

To make my card I started by die cutting my card base with A2 Matting Basics A from off white cardstock. Then I printed a plaid digital paper, and a digital floral tag I designed, on White Pearl Linen. I die cut a matting frame and four corners with A2 Filigree Delight and a label with Fancy Label Tags One, both from the plaid patterned sheet. I die cut the floral tag with Elegant Ovals. I also used Elegant Ovals to cut a larger oval from beige cardstock.

I layered the four corners right on top of the frame's corners to create a subtle tridimensional effect, subtle because both were cut from the same paper. I added a piece of pink ribbon vertically right on the center. Then I mounted the large ov…

WINNER + New Giveaway!

Hello everyone! It's about time I announce the winner of my last giveaway. Lots of things have happened recently and I really couldn't find a moment to post the winner. Some of those things were really good and some not so much. To share a few, I had the opportunity to meet in person with a friend I got to know through my blog, a fan of my handmade cards, that came all the way from Belgium to visit her family. We had to meet, and I'm so glad we did. What a nice time we had! On the other hand a friend's father passed away later that evening... His loss is even more significant to me because his dad passed away just the way my father did. I hope and pray the Lord blesses this family and gives them strenght and overwhelming peace to carry on. But as you can tell, my heart feels heavy too.

I can still say I feel blessed, in the midst of it all... I am really happy to have the chance to share with you my projects and digital creations. As you may know by now, I've re…

Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous - Blog Hop Day #5

Today is the final day of Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous blog hop. I hope you have had a chance to follow each day of the hop this week. There are lots of prizes to be given away and all you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs for a chance to win.

My project for today is complementary to the place setting I shared yesterday HERE. It's a Christmas card made with lots of layered heat embossed metallic snowflakes.

Supplies used:
Stampendous Snowflake Die Set – DCS5069, Cling Delicate Snow – CRS5069,Storybook Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps Set - SSC007
Add a Little Dazzle's Wondrous White metal sheet, and Golden Glimmer metal sheet.

There is a PDF tutorial for this card included on the Stampendous Blog Hop Packthat you might want to check out!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this and all my other projects shared this week during the blog hop. Thanks so much Stampendous for letting me use your amazing snowflake set.

I also want to take a moment to thank Add a Little…

Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous - Blog Hop Day #4

Welcome to Day 4 of the amazing partnership blog hop between Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous. Chance to win prizes and lots of projects to be inspired by, what else can one ask for? I am having fun sharing with you the projects I created using Stampendous Snowflake Die Set – DCS5069, Cling Delicate Snow – CRS5069.And for today's project I'm combining these sets with Add a Little Dazzle's Wondrous White metal sheet, and Golden Glimmer metal sheet.

My project for today is a place setting in white and gold, perfect to decorate your Christmas table.

The place setting consists of a cutlery holder and a place card. The cutlery holder is made of white cardstock and has an open pocket to place a napkin and a cutlery set for one. I dry embossed the pocket and decorated it with two heat embossed snowflakes. The large gold snowflake was heat embossed in white and the medium white snowflake was heat embossed in gold. Both were die cut afterwards using the matching die set.

The pla…

Add a Little Dazzle and Stampendous - Blog Hop Day #3

This is week there is lots of excitement at Add a Little Dazzle since we've partnered with Stampendous and all week long you will have the opportunity to see amazing projects created by both design teams, using Stampendous stamps and dies and Add a Little Dazzle craft metal.

As every Wednesday today we also have our Dazzling Diva Challenge: Home for the Holidays! My card for today features Baby Blue Metal Sheet, Snowflake Die Set – DCS5069, Cling Delicate Snow – CRS5069.

To make my card first I stamped and heat embossed this elegant and gorgeous snowflake various times to create a background on the craft metal piece. I used pearlescent powder to give it a subtle sparkle. Next I used the silver backing of the metal sheet to heat emboss three snowflakes in white. I die cut them with their coordinating die.

I added a piece of gross grain ribbon in white to create contrast and created a snowflake cluster. I used vynil stickers to decorate my snowflakes and some turquoise pearls for th…

NEW! Floral Note Card Set, Floral Tags, and Digital Paper by the Sheet!

Hello! This morning I want to celebrate sharing a bunch of lovely things I've created, and that you can create too in the comfort of your home. Today I want to share a note card set and box I made with the recently released Stationery Printable Set. This is a note card set with matching envelopes and box that would make a perfect gift for someone you know. I like to have a few of these ready to give away, and I like to keep one nearby for those cards I need in a rush.

I printed 10 note cards and matching envelopes and they fit perfectly in this beautiful box.

This floral note card set has a matching tag included on the new Floral Tags Printable Set, and it also has a matching patterned paper: Floral Frames 1. For a limited time the matching patterned paper will be available for only $0.50! That's right! So please do stop by the shop (HERE) and check out all the new items added. They are SO affordable and SO pretty!

But not only the matching sheet will be $0.50 also a selection