Sitting Here Stamps Set with Watercoloring

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all have had a great week and spent a lot of your time stamping.  When I don’t make cards, scrapbook pages, gifts, or altered art more than a day or two, my hands are dying to get busy crafting! I can’t just sit and watch TV at night, I have to be doing something else at the same time.  I’m usually watercoloring (like the card I’m going to share today), cutting card stock for my card making classes, or making gifts.

The Sitting Here Stamp Set is one of my favorites from the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  There are so many possibilities with this set.

Directions to make this card:Classy Cut-ups Creations

Cut the Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and emboss it with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. Adhere this piece to a Whisper White Card Stock Base.

  • Stamp the swing image on the Watercolor Paper with Black StazOn Ink. Stamp the dog image on the Watercolor Paper and a piece of paper or a Post It Note to use as a mask. Cut out the dog image on the Post It Note and place it on top of the stamped dog on the Watercolor Paper, Stamp the basket image at the bottom of the dog.

    Water color the stamped panel with the Stampin’ Write Markers and an Aqua Painter. Let it dry.

    Stamp the bird on top of the swing and color.

    Stamp the two pillows and the greeting scraps of Whisper White Card Stock and cut them out.

    Adhere them to the stamped panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Glue this panel to the card front.

    I hope you like my card and give watercoloring a try.  Purchase the products I used to make this card by calling me, emailing me, clicking on the products below, or clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

    This month’s Hostess Code is BS4ZRPJ6Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win.  Last month’s winner received the Decorative Label Punch!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Vintage Birthday Card

Surprise, surprise, I’m posting again! I hope you all are doing well.  My story is the same…busy, busy, busy.  I don’t ever get bored, that’s for sure.

Vintage CardsToday, I want to share a vintage birthday card I made using one of the images from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.  I’ve used several retired items on the card, but you can substitute any stamps or ribbon you have on hand.

 

 

Here are the directions:

  1. Stamp background stamp on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock in Crumb Cake Ink. Sponge the edges with the same color.
  2. Wrap the stamped background panel with ribbon and adhere it to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Very Vanilla card base. Sponge the edges of the card base with Crumb Cake Ink.
  3. Stamp the flower image from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set on a 3″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock in Black StazOn Ink.
  4. Stamp the dots image around the flower with Blushing Bride Ink.
  5. Watercolor flower and leaves using Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow, and Pear Pizzazz re-inkers.
  6. Sponge around the edges with Crumb Cake Ink.
  7. Glue onto a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Blushing Bride Card Stock and place it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Punch tiny flowers and adhere to stamped panel. Add a hat pin to ribbon.

It was an easy card to make even though it takes a little time.

It’s almost the end of June already! Tomorrow is the last day to get 2 FREE stamp sets when you sign up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Until tomorrow–Have a great day!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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What Will You Purchase First From the SU 2016-2017 Catalog?

Hi Friends,

Today is the day! The first day you are able to purchase new products from the Stampin’

2016 - 2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog

2016 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Up! 2016-2017 Catalog.  I want to share with you some of the first things I will be ordering…I can’t wait until they arrive.

The first item is the new Big Shot Platform (142802), which replaces the hinged, bulky platform that was originally included with a Big Shot. This platform is sooo much easier to use! It’s only one piece (like the Magnetic Platform), but has as adapter plate to add for thin dies.  The directions for using the Big Shot for each type of die or embossing is printed on the platform to make it so easy to use.

Watch this video to see how the new platform works.  As you’re watching, pay attention to the Flourish Thinlits (141478)…Another item I can’t wait to receive with the coordinating stamp set – Flourishing Phrases (clear-141534; wood-141531).  If you purchase the stamp set and the dies as a bundle, you will receive 10% off (clear-142323; wood-142322)! 

This month’s Hostess Code is 3GEMVKTKMake sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win.  Last month’s winner received the Decorative Label Punch!

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Announcing May’s Winner of the Customer Drawing!

I had lots of entries in this month’s drawing (So many of my customers wanted to purchase the retiring items before they were gone!)  My daughter drew the winning name from all of my customers that made a purchase in May.  The winner is…Paige Donaldson!Smiley from Millan.Net Congratulations Paige!! You have won the Decorative Label Punch and it is on the way to you now.

How can you win FREE Stampin’ Up products?  Simply place an order of $40 or more from me by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column, by calling me with your order at (727)698-7509, or by emailing me at terry@classycutupscreations.com.

This month’s Hostess Code is 3GEMVKTKMake sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Botanical Blooms

Hi Friends,

I hope you all are having a great start to your Memorial Day weekend! I hope you take the time to honor the heroes – men and women, who died serving our country and protecting our freedoms.

Botanical Blooms Stamp Set

I’m going to share another card we made at some of my classes using the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies and Botanical Blooms Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  I especially like this one because we not only stamped the design on the flowers, but also decorated the inside of the card with the left-over piece that was cut off from the die cut.

We took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and stamped it using the large stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Set and Blackberry Bliss Ink.  Then we cut 2 flowers out of it using the die from the Botanical Builder Framelits Set. The leaves were cut out of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock and the centers of the flowers in Hello Honey.

The die-cut card stock layer on top of the card base is Tempting Turquoise. It was cut with the long die from the Botanicals set.

I love how we used the left-over piece from the die-cut on the inside of the card. We also stamped the envelope, which you can see next to the inside of the card.  I don’t believe in naked envelopes! Everyone is stamped – even my bills!

Botanical Builders Framelits Dies

You only have a couple of more days to purchase the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies as a bundle with 15% off the price than what it would be if you bought them separately.

 

Don’t forget to check out the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List, as it will be gone after May 31st, as well. Some of the products have sold out already so don’t delay in placing your orders.  See what’s retiring here.

This month’s Hostess Code is YRT74YQHMake sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. 

 

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Rose Garden Diagonal Pop-up Card

Hello Friends.

I hope you all having been making lots of cards this week.  I want to share a card I’m entering in the Paper Players Clean and Simple Challenge (PP291) this week. The challenge is to use butterflies on a project.Rose Garden Thinlits Dies (Very easy for me to do!)

I made this diagonal pop-up card using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, and the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

The card base and the rose were made with Watermelon Wonder Card Stock, the butterfly was made with So Saffron and Whisper White Card Stocks, and the leaves with Old Olive Card Stock. They were all die-cut and adhered to a panel of Whisper White Card Stock and placed on the card front. I added a few pearl embellishments and a greeting stamped in Basic Black Ink.

Here is the inside of the card.  I stamped the flower image from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set in Black Staz-on Ink and watercolored the leaves with Old Olive Ink. This butterfly was made with Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White Card Stocks.

Classy Cut-ups CreationsI hope you like it!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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The Retiring List Has Been Announced!

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The Stampin’ Up! retiring products have been announced! Some of the products have sold out already so don’t delay in placing your orders. I expect some of the discounted products (some up to 50% off) will be gone in a day or two. See what’s retiring here.

This month’s Hostess Code is 6GAQKT4B. Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. 
 
New Catalog:
The Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Idea Book and Catalog will  be out the beginning of June! If you are a member of my Stamp of the Month Clubs, have placed an order through me since last June, hosted a workshop, or attend my classes, you will be receiving a free catalog as soon as I get them.  If you do not fall in any of these categories, but want a catalog, one will be mailed to you for $5 postage and handling.  Just let me know before April 28th if you would like one!

My next card making class is on Monday, April 25th, at Hobby Lobby. Please let me know as soon as possible if you plan to attend. We will be making a card set and a holder to keep them in.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Botanical Blooms Card Set

Hello Friends,

I hope you all are making lots of projects. I’ve been creating cards for my classes.  Did I ever tell you how much I love teaching card making classes?  I love them and look forward to each and everyone.  We have a lot of fun and I love seeing everyone’s face when they are excited about the cards they’ve made!

At my last class, we made a card set and matching box to keep them in.

Classy Cut-ups Creations

 

I Love the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the matching Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. They are so much fun to work with and so versatile.  I’ve also used some of the patterned paper from the Wildflowers Designer Series Paper Pack  This paper pack was free during Sale-a-Bration.  I hope you got a package before it ended! All of the prints are just gorgeous.

 

 

Here is one of the cards in the set.  It was made with Whisper White, Hello Honey, and Old Olive Card Stock, and a the brown print paper. Botanical Builder Framelits DiesGuess how I got the long oval for the greeting.  I cut it out with one of the dies from the Word Bubbles Framelits Dies Set (no longer available) and just snipped off the pointing piece of card stock!  It fit my greeting perfectly.

 

 

I used the cut off piece of designer paper for the inside of the card.Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Purchase most of the items I used to make this card by clicking on the photos below, calling or emailing me, or clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

This month’s Hostess Code is 6GAQKT4BMake sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win.  Last month’s winner received the Angled Tag Topper Punch.

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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News and Notes

Classy Cut-ups Creations' News and NotesHello Friends,
I’m beginning the Stamp of the Month Club again this month.  Would you like to be a member?  This month’s stamp set is Birthday Blossoms. Please let me know as soon as possible. The cost is still the same–$30 if you’re local to me or $35 if your kit has to be mailed to you. Click here for more information.
 
I’ve been asked to do another Fancy Folds Card Class this Friday, April 15th. Please let me know if you’d like to attend. Space is limited!
 
The Clearance Rack has been updated and new products have been added.  
 
Today is the last day to purchase this week’s deals, including the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, the Sunburst Thinlits Die, the Gift Bag Punch Board, etc. at discounted prices!
 
Last month’s winner of the monthly drawing is Nancy Haney.  Congratulations, Nancy!!  You have won the Angled Tag Topper Punch.  I will be sending it out to you this week. 
 
This month’s Hostess Code is 6GAQKT4B. Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. 
 
New Catalog:
The Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Idea Book and Catalog will  be out the beginning of June! If you are a member of my Stamp of the Month Clubs, have placed an order through me since last June, hosted a workshop, or attend my classes, you will be receiving a free catalog as soon as I get them.  If you do not fall in any of these categories, but want a catalog, one will be mailed to you for $5 postage and handling.  Just let me know before April 28th if you would like one!
Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Birthday Blooms Memory Book

I’m always looking for cute projects ideas—especially projects that hold memories or highlight fabulous things in our lives. So I was very happy to receive a wonderful bookbinding tool for Christmas. I’ve wanted to add one to my tool collection for quite some time because I’ve seen so many adorable projects made with them. And it helped me come up with a great memory book keepsake of my own!

I used our fabulous line of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (item 140557) for this memory book, along with Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon (item 140561) and Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (item 140580). I really enjoy the color concept for this project, and included some bright additions to the spring colors.

I used our Vanilla Coaster Board (item 129392) to create a hard cover; then, for texture, I adhered Designer Series Paper to both sides using Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026). To create my flower, I stamped the large flower image from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set in VersaMark ink on Shimmery White 8–1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (item 101910); then I heat embossed the image using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109132). Finally, I painted the flower using Aqua Painters (item 103954) to create a soft look.

On every other page, I included an envelope. (Tip: Cut off the envelope flap so you can slide in a card displaying a photo or special keepsake.)

I picked a cute saying from the This Is the Life Stamp Set (item 138736) and embossed some of the cards using our Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 139672). I am such a huge fan of this embossing folder! It can be used on almost anything and is so versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my project today—and that I was able to inspire you to make a memorable project of your own to keep your special items or photos in!

Joyce Fowler
Artisan Design Team 2015–2016

I hope you give it a try, too!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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