Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and Eclectic Layers Thinlits

Welcome!  Today is a special day for me.  This is my 500th blog post!!!!!  I've been blogging over 2 1/2 years!

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Have you seen the new Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper?  Wow!  It is gorgeous.  Here's a picture of it.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty DSP

Here is my card for today using this paper.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut DSP and Eclectic Layers Thinlits by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is Rich Razzleberry cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and folded at 5 1/2.

The laser cut paper is cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I have the old cutter with the arm that Stampin' Up! used to sell.  That's what I used to cut this paper.  If you are using the current cutter,  be careful.  I would make sure that the blade was sharp.  I haven't tried it with the current cutter.

Of course adhering this paper could be a challenge.  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen in places that are a little heavier.  You could also squirt some glue on your Silicone Craft sheet and use part of a sponge to sponge on the glue.  Be careful not to move the paper around so you don't get glue on the front of the paper.

Add the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.  This ribbon is retired.  I'm sure you might have ribbon you need to use up, too.  The Lemon Lime looks great with Rich Razzleberry.  

Delightfully Detailed Specialty DSP close up of Eclectic Layers flower by Jo Anne Hewins

Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut an oval from Whisper White.  Use the Eclectic Layer Thinlits to cut the flower from Rich Razzleberry.  Sponge the top detailed layer with Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut a leaf from Lemon Lime Twist from the same thinlit set.  Attach the flower with dimensionals.

Add the Lemon Lime Twist Bow with a glue dot.

The love you sentiment is from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  Stamp in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and fussy cut around the words.  Attach with dimensionals.

Delightfully Detailed inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, make another flower just as on the outside.  The words here are from the Varied Vases stamp set.  That set has the best words!

Delightfully Detailed Specialty DSP with the Eclectic Layers for Luv 2 Create by Jo Anne Hewins

This paper looks so fancy!  It's just beautiful!  I just have to say that I think you need this!  Hey, I can help you with that!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #515 Love You to Pieces

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we continue to CASE from the catalog.  We are on page 52 of the catalog this week.

CCMC515

I chose to use 4 of the five 2018-2020 In Colors for my project today.  Have you seen the new 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper?  This makes for one colorful card!

CCMC #515 by Jo Anne Hewins

I started with a card base of Lovely Lipstick measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.  I choose to cover the entire front of the card.  The Lovely Lipstick dots are cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

As I said before, all of the papers for this card are from the same pack.  Here are the measurements for the rest of the papers.  The Pineapple Punch layer is 3 x 4.  The Call Me Clover layer is 2 1/4 x 3, and the Blueberry Bushel layer is 2 x 4.

CCMC #515 Love You to Pieces card close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The focal point of the card is made using the Love You To Pieces stamp set and coordinating Puzzle Pieces Thinlits.  Since the stamps are solid, I decided to use the Stamparatus.  That way I can stamp again in the same spot if the image isn't complete or dark enough.  These puzzle pieces are stamped perfectly!  Cut with the thinlits and add to the card with dimensionals.

That's it!  See how simple this card is to make!  It's all about the designer series paper!

CCMC #515 Love You To Pieces inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, stamp a few of the puzzle piece outlines in Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover.  The sentiment is from Love You To Pieces also.

CCMC #515 Love You To Pieces with 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 DSP

Need a fast, easy, and colorful card?  Just consider designer series paper and a focal point!  You'll be done in no time!

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 Earn Free Stampin' Up! Product with Jo Anne Hewins : Customer Loyalty Program!

As a Stampin' Up! customer, there are many benefits you can take advantage of! 

  • If your order is $150 or more, you earn free hostess benefits from Stampin' Up!
  • If your order is over $50, you earn a spot on the Earn Free Stampin' Up! Product Form.  Press Download Luv 2 Create incentive  
  • Receive free catalogs from Jo Anne as a regular customer.
  • Orders need to be within one year of the first purchase.

FREE STAMPS FROM STAMPIN' UP!: 

All orders over $150 earn FREE HOSTESS $$ to spend any way you want in the catalog!  If you are placing an online order, be sure to redeem your FREE STAMPIN' REWARDS before check-out!

FREE STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT WITH JO ANNE:

I love to reward my loyal Stampin' Up! customers, and I have introduced a Customer Loyalty program so that you can earn free Stampin' Up! product with your purchases through my online Stampin' Up! store here.

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Abstract Impressions Swap Card

This past weekend I attended the NC Demo Quarterly hosted by Christina Walker.  What a fun time!  We even had Tanner Smedley from the home office spend all day Saturday with us!  He gave us some insights into the company and let us ask all kinds of questions!  It's so much fun to spend time with people who love what you love.  This weekend focused mostly on business.  Of course though, we had to have swaps.  This is my shoebox swap.  What is that, you ask.  We simply design a card and put everything needed to make it in a box.  You make enough kits for everyone in the group to make it.  Then we all settle down for an evening of card making.  Sheer bliss!  Well, here is my card.

Abstract Impressions swap card for NC Quarterly by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Melon Mambo 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  With the most detailed of the large flower stamps, stamp over the card front.  You don't really have to worry much about the part that will be covered the the designer paper.

The paper is the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Cut a piece that is 2 x 5 1/2 and adhere to the card front.  I use my Grid Paper to make sure that my placement is straight.

Do you end up with lots of scraps that are 1/2 inch wide?  If you are trimming for the inside of a card or a layer for the front, you probably do.  That's what I used for the birthday banner.  I stamped the Birthday Wishes across a strip.  The stamp is from Varied Vases and is stamped in Melon Mambo.  Adhere just under the patterned paper.  Trim the edges to fit.

Abstract Impressions Shoebox Swap for NC Quarterly close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The focal piece is the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Cut in Whisper White.  From the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamp both of the stems one on top of the other in Soft Sea Foam.  For these smaller flowers, the larger of the stamps is stamped off.  The smaller, more detailed, stamp is stamped full force.  Run some of the Linen Thread around the bottom three times.  The Linen Thread bow is added with a rolled up glue dot.  Add a third of one of the Pearlized Doilies.  Attach the square with dimensionals.

Abstract Impressions Shoebox Swap inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

We don't have to complete the inside of the card, but I just don't think a card is finished without it.  I just added more of the flowers from the front and a sentiment.  The words are from Varied Vases.

Abstract Impressions Shoebox Swap by Jo Anne Hewins for the NC Quarterly

Shoebox swaps are supposed to be kind of quick.  This card is, but it still packs a punch, I think.  I wasn't sure about the Abstract Impressions stamp set, but I have used it a lot.  For more cards with this set go here and here.

Did you see that I have a new Incentive Program?  Here's all about it.

 Earn Free Stampin' Up! Product with Jo Anne Hewins : Customer Loyalty Program!

As a Stampin' Up! customer, there are many benefits you can take advantage of! 

  • If your order is $150 or more, you earn free hostess benefits from Stampin' Up!
  • If your order is over $50, you earn a spot on the Earn Free Stampin' Up! Product Form.  Press Download Luv 2 Create incentive  
  • Receive free catalogs from Jo Anne as a regular customer.
  • Orders need to be within one year of the first purchase.

FREE STAMPS FROM STAMPIN' UP!:

All orders over $150 earn FREE HOSTESS $$ to spend any way you want in the catalog!  If you are placing an online order, be sure to redeem your FREE STAMPIN' REWARDS before check-out!

FREE STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT WITH JO ANNE:

I love to reward my loyal Stampin' Up! customers, and I have introduced a Customer Loyalty program so that you can earn free Stampin' Up! product with your purchases through my online Stampin' Up! store here.

So you can see that I want your business!  Please let me know how I can help you.  See you next time!

 

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Swap Cards to Share

Hello to you all.  Today I have some cards to share with you.  I have a small local group that meets once a month and we exchange cards.  Sometimes the cards are originals and most times they are CASED from Pinterest.  Isn't Pinterest a wonderful resource for all of us?  If you see a card that was yours originally, please know that it was loved and copied to share with our Southern Belles.  I have already shared my card with you.  If you would like to check it out go here.

Twila Hartford

This card was made by Twila Hartford.  The card is a CASE from Lyssa Zwolanek.  This uses the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I love her use of the new colors Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover.

Martha Morin

This card was made by Martha Morin.  She paired the new Lilypad Lake bundle with High Tide.  They work perfectly together.

Kaye Owenby (2)

Kaye Owenby made this card.  It was a CASE of Stesha Bloodhart.  This card really caught my eye when I saw it on Pinterest, too.  It's just lovely.

Patti Tacy

This card was made by Patti Tacy.  She used the new Painted Glass bundle.  I love that Graceful Glass Designer Vellum paper.  Isn't that butterfly cute!

Cindy Rose

This card was made by Cindy Rose.  She has also used the new In Colors of Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, and Grapefruit Grove.  This is the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  This is a CASE of Christy Fulk.  I really love the Abstract Impressions stamp set!

Tina Lesson

Tina Lesson made this fun fold card.  She used the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper and the Graceful Garden stamp set.

You can see that we have a very talented group.  It's so much fun to get together with friends who love stamping as much as I do.  I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards.

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 Earn Free Stampin' Up! Product with Jo Anne Hewins : Customer Loyalty Program!

As a Stampin' Up! customer, there are many benefits you can take advantage of! 

  • If your order is $150 or more, you earn free hostess benefits from Stampin' Up!
  • If your order is over $50, you earn a spot on the Earn Free Stampin' Up! Product Form.  Press Download Luv 2 Create incentive
  • Receive free catalogs from Jo Anne as a regular customer.

FREE STAMPS FROM STAMPIN' UP!:

All orders over $150 earn FREE HOSTESS $$ to spend any way you want in the catalog!  If you are placing an online order, be sure to redeem your FREE STAMPIN' REWARDS before check-out!

FREE STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT WITH JO ANNE:

I love to reward my loyal Stampin' Up! customers, and I have introduced a Customer Loyalty program so that you can earn free Stampin' Up! product with your purchases through my online Stampin' Up! store here.

 


Enjoy Life on Your Birthday!

The stamp set Enjoy Life is one of the Million Dollar sets by the Million Sales Achiever Connie Fitzgerald.  Isn't it fun that these achievers can help design a stamp set!  Connie says that this stamp set was made with both of her children in mind.  She included some sayings her family lives by.  I like that!

I used this set to make a card for my nephew.  He is a bike rider so it fits him perfectly.

Enjoy Life Birthday Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card starts with a base of Blueberry Bushel measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Sahara Sand and is 4 x 5 1/4.  The last layer is Whisper White and is 3 3/4 x 5.  

Stamp the white layer with the Swirly Frames stamp set.  I used the colors Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Blueberry Bushel.  I used the 2 circles and the square.

There is a layer across the card in Sahara Sand that is 1 x 5 1/4.  Stamp it randomly with the Blueberry square.

The bike rider is stamped in Blueberry Bushel.  I used the Stamperatus to stamp this.  The stamperatus allows me to stamp in the same place more than one time.  Sometimes a solid stamp like this needs to be stamped more than once.  Cut out the biker with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Enjoy Life Birthday card close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The Happy Birthday is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  Stamp in Blueberry and then cut the words apart. 

Add some of the Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon to the beginning of Happy and the end of Birthday.  Also add to the biker circle.  The biker and the words are added with dimensionals.

Enjoy Life Birthday card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, stamp the biker again.  I used the Stamperatus again for this.  The saying is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set. Enjoy Life Sahara Sand Birthday Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a pretty quick card to make once you have the design.  I also made it without the blue.  Which do you like best?

Enjoy Life Birthday Card for DJ by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You know, this card could be easily adapted for a Father's Day card.  Enjoy Life this weekend!  Check out the supplies below!

 

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