Touches of Texture

Hello Friends,

Today I want to share a card made with the Touches of Texture Stamp Set.  I got this idea from a card on Pinterest.

I love the Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron together. I stamped the card base with one of the stamps from this set in Peekaboo Peach for a nice background.  The other flower Classy Cut-ups Creationsimage is a two-step stamp.  The middle of the flower was stamped in Peekaboo Peach Ink and the outside of it was stamped with Black StazOn.  The stem was stamped in Mint Macaron Ink.  The Whisper White Card Stock was torn down the side and then glued to a piece of Mint Macaron Card Stock, which was also torn.  I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron Ribbon around the torn panel and then adhered the panel to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the little bee in Black StazOn and colored it in with Crushed Curry Ink. I love that little bee!

Don’t forget to use this month’s Hostess Code when placing your orders. This month’s Hostess Code is MYNZPX2G. 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.  Don’t forget that with Sale-a-Bration going on, you also get to select a free item out of the brochure for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping). Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. You can call me with your order at (727)698-7509, email me – terry@classycutupscreations.com, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column. Last month’s winner received 10 card bases in various colors with matching designer series paper and ribbon.  This month’s winner will receive a stamp set.

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Valentine’s Day Card

Hello Friends,

RRCB 55

The Retro Rubber Challenge RRCB55 is to use hearts on your card and a stamp that is more than a year old. I had a bunch of old Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sets that have been retired for 2-5 years!  This particular set is at least 3 years old, maybe 4. I’m entering this card in the challenge.Here is the outside of my card.  The designer paper is also 3-5 years old.

Classy Cut-ups Creations

This is a gate-fold card with an aperture (cut-out window). When it’s closed, you can see the stamped image through the heart aperture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the inside of my card.  I hope you like it and give this type card a try.

Classy Cut-ups Creations

I’m also entering this card in The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge, which was to make a simply made card, SUO Challenge, and The House of Cards Challenge.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Hey, Chick

Hello Stampers,

I hope you are all happy, healthy. and WARM wherever you are! Last week it was in the high 70’s to low 80’s here in Florida, but it’s right now, it’s 55 degrees and is supposed to be down in the 40’s tonight.  You never know from one week to the next what you’ll be wearing!

Swirly Bird Stamp SetI love this card we made at one of my classes this month! It’s made with the Hey, Chick Stamp Set, which you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.  What is Sale-a-Bration, you ask?  It’s a 3-month sale at the beginning of the year where Stampin’ Up! offers several products for free with a qualifying order of $50 or more, before tax and shipping.  You can’t get better than FREE!  The free products include stamp sets, designer paper, embellishments, and more.

The Hey, Chick Set has 7 stamps in it and the chicks are just adorable. I love this chick with the messy “hair”.  No, it’s not really hair, but it reminds me of mine when I wake up every morning! And look at that little egg with feet – It’s just too cute.  I used the NEW Colored Pencils to color the images.

I also used one of the stamps from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set on the background. That’s one of those stamp sets you see in the catalog and ask yourself why anyone would want it.  Than you see how it can be used to make such cute cards and have to have it!

I can’t wait to make more cards with the other chicks.

Don’t forget to use this month’s Hostess Code when placing your orders. This month’s Hostess Code is MYNZPX2G. 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.  Don’t forget that with Sale-a-Bration going on, you also get to select a free item out of the brochure for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping). Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. You can call me with your order at (727)698-7509, email me – terry@classycutupscreations.com, click on the product photos below, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column. Last month’s winner received 10 card bases in various colors with matching designer series paper and ribbon.  This month’s winner will receive a stamp set.

Purchase these items to make this card:

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Do You Like Free?

Hello Friends,

Everyone I know likes free and this is what the Avant Garden Stamp Set is – FREE!  Yes, this stamp set is one of the sets you can earn for free by placing a Stampin’ Up! order of $50, before tax and shipping during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration.

What is Sale-a-Bration, you ask? Sale-a-Bration happens once a year and is a promotion where you can earn free products for your purchases from Stampin’ Up!  It only lasts until March 31st this year. Click the photo of the Sale-a-Bration Catalog in the right column to see the free products.

Here is just one of the cards I’ve made with the Avant Garden Stamp Set so far.  I have lots1-13-17B of ideas!  I made this card with Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, and Elegant Eggplant Card Stock.  The flower image was stamped in Elegant Eggplant Ink and the stems and leaves were stamped in Old Olive Ink. It was such an easy card to make…I bet it took me less than 10 minutes! This card would look good in any color. I hope you give it a try!

This month’s Hostess Code is MYNZPX2G. 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.  Don’t forget that with Sale-a-Bration going on, you also get to select a free item out of the brochure for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping). Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. You can call me with your order at (727)698-7509, email me – terry@classycutupscreations.com, click on the product photos below, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column. Last month’s winner received 10 card bases in various colors with matching designer series paper and ribbon.  This month’s winner will receive a stamp set.

Purchase these items to make this card:

 

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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How to Match the Colors You Use on Your Cards

Hello Everyone,

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to blog more, but as you can see, I’m 3 weeks late on beginning. I hope this is not a harbinger of things to come!   I’m going to try to post on here at least 5 days a week.  This is one resolution I hope I keep.

I’m always asked how can I tell which colors go together. Of course, I say that Stampin’ Up! matches their designer paper, card stock, inks, and embellishments, which makes it so simple to decide which colors to use.  This card is a perfect example.

All you need to do is select the designer series paper you want to use and look at the colors on it.  Select some, or all of the colors that match it.Petite Petals Stamp Set

I just love this Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper available from Stampin’ Up! It’s simply gorgeous with the Night of Navy background and the colorful flowers.  In addition to the print paper, I used the Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch to make the half-circle of flowers by the greeting.

We made this card at one of my recent classes and it was a favorite of almost everyone. I have seen a card similar to this one and have searched high and low to find it so I could give credit to whoever I got the idea from, but couldn’t find it anywhere.

This month’s Hostess Code is MYNZPX2G. 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.  Don’t forget that with Sale-a-Bration going on, you also get to select a free item out of the brochure for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping). Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. You can call me with your order at (727)698-7509, email me – terry@classycutupscreations.com, click on the product photos below, or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column. Last month’s winner received 10 card bases in various colors with matching designer series paper and ribbon.  This month’s winner will receive a stamp set.

These are the products you’ll need to make this card.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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New Card Kits For Sale

Hello Friends,

Beginning today, I will be offering card kits for sale.  Each kit will contain everything to make the cards – card stock, ribbon, die-cuts, punched pieces, embellishments, etc.  You will also receive photos of the finished card, steps to make the card, and an envelope. You will not receive any stamped images per Stampin’ Up’s policy, but any stamp or greeting can be use for the cards.  Quantities are limited for each card, so first come, first served. The cost of each card kit is $3.00, which includes shipping. (Only $2.25 if you’re local and I don’t have to mail it to you.) If you order the stamp set(s) I used for the card, you will get the card kit for FREE!

Please email me at terry@classycutupscreations.com if you would like to purchase one or more of the card kits and I will send you a Paypal Invoice, or you can pay buy check or credit card.

You can view the card kits for sale here.  Here are just two of the kits available.

Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies

Santa’s Sleigh

Basket of Wishes

Basket of Wishes

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Christmas Cards Galore!

Hello Friends,

I did absolutely nothing today! Zip! Zilch! Nada! Why am I excited doing nothing? Because I haven’t had one minute of doing nothing for weeks.  I had two large orders for Christmas cards, in addition to my weekly classes, Christmas shopping, decorating, going out of town twice and everyday life.  I’m really not complaining…the busier I am, the happier I am, but one whole day of reading and relaxing was very nice.

I haven’t had time to share some of the Christmas cards we made in my recent classes, so I’m going to show you a few today.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!

Classy Cut-ups Creations

Classy Cut-ups Creations

Classy Cut-ups Creations

Classy Cut-ups Creations

Classy Cut-ups Creations

Classy Cut-ups CreationsThese are just a few.  Some have been inspired by other stampers and some are my own creations. I hope you like them.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Stampin’ Up! End of the Year Sale

Yes, it’s that time of year again! The Stampin’ Up! End of the Year Sale is going on right now.  The sale lasts until January 3, 2017 and includes products up to 60% off the regular price.  (Some of the stamp sets and dies from the bundles shown below will be carried over for future purchase, but will NOT be sold as bundles with the 10% discount.) This will be a long post because there are many, many items included in the sale!  Just click on the photos of products below to see more about them or to order.  Use this month’s Hostess code – 9T696JMF – when placing your order for a chance to win a free stamp set.

Bundles

Stamp Sets

Paper

Everything else

This month’s Hostess Code is  9T696JMF. 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. You can call me with your order at (727)698-7509, email me – terry@classycutupscreations.com, or order online here. Last month’s winner received 10 card bases in various colors with matching designer series paper and ribbon.

 

 

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Santa’s Sleigh

Hi Friends,

I want to share a card with you we made at some of my card making classes this month. It’s made with one of my favorite bundles in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog – Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle.  The stamp set contains 15 stamp images and the dies set includes 12 dies that coordinate with the stamps.  There are so many possibilities when using this set as you can create countless scenes by combining different images and die-cuts.  (I will show you the large canvass I’m planning on doing as soon as I get it finished.)

Unfortunately, it was very overcast when I took this photo so it doesn’t show the true colors on the card.Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies

The card base and the tree are made from Garden Green Card Stock.  The first layer on the card base is Whisper White Card Stock, which was embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder. The tree was stamped in VersaMark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder before cutting it out with the tree die.  The sleigh base was stamped on Crumb Cake Card Stock with the same color ink and then die-cut.  The overlay on the sleigh is a separate die and was cut out of Whisper White Card Stock.  I used tiny dots of Multipurpose Glue to adhere it to the sleigh body.  The bow was first stamped on Real Red Card Stock with Real Red Ink and was cut out with the bow die.  I placed a tiny Rhinestone Jewel in the center of it after placing it on the card with a Glue Dot.  The Real Red Twine is out of the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine pack and was wrapped around the Whisper White layer and tied with a bow. This is another easy card that really packs a punch!

Purchase everything I used to make this card by calling me (727-698-7509), emailing me (terry@classycutupscreations.com), or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.  Click on one of the photos below to see more about it.

Want a chance to win FREE Stampin’ Up! products?

This month’s Hostess Code is JQJ6UMN4. 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. You can call me with your order at (727)698-7509, email me – terry@classycutupscreations.com, or order online here. Last month’s winner received the Festive Flurry Stamp Set.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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Stampin’ Up! Holiday Extravaganza!

Hello Friends,

Great News! The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Extravaganza begins on Monday, November 21st!

Holiday Extravaganza

 

Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

Details

• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza.
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers.
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs
through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

The first 24-hour sale includes these offers:

Enamel Shapes Bundle   146002

Regular price if bought separately – $43.00;  Sale price – $27.95

Ombre Pads Bundle   146003

Regular price if bought separately – $45.00;  Sale price – $31.50

Embellished Ornaments and Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies Bundle                         Wood-146004;  Clear Bundle-   146005

Regular price if purchased separately – $57.00;  Sale price – $45.60

Want to see what else is on sale during the week?  Click here!

Want a chance to win FREE Stampin’ Up! products?

This month’s Hostess Code is JQJ6UMN4. 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. You can call me with your order at (727)698-7509, email me – terry@classycutupscreations.com, or order online here. Last month’s winner received the Festive Flurry Stamp Set.

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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