Sweet Little Something for a Sweet Little Baby

You might know that I'm expecting my first grandchild soon.  Little Sagan Hewins Raeford is due on April 27th.  The showers have begun!  We had one this past Sunday and I am getting so excited!  I've waited a long time for this!

Of course my daughter Jessie wants handmade Thank You notes, and of course I am more than willing to make them.  We chose to use that cute little bunny from Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Little Bunny stamp set.

Sweet Little Something thank you

Here is our card.  We are using the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  I've said it before.  These are one of the best bargains in the catalog.  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6 in the USA.  Grays seemed like the logical choice since Sagan's nursery is painted a light gray.

For me, the Stamperatus is a must for this bunny.  It's a three stamp process, but they must be matched exactly.  I would use scrap paper for stamping until you get everything placed correctly.  But after you get it placed, it's a snap to stamp them quickly.  It does not matter which order you stamp them, but I do think it's easier to start with the darkest when trying to place them on the Stamperatus.  I used Smoky Slate for the largest plain stamp, Basic Gray for the next one with some detail, and Memento Black for the most detailed and smallest stamp.  I did stamp the black two times, but maybe that was my pad.

The words for the front of the card are from the All Things Thanks stamp set. Stamp in Basic Gray.  I also set this up on the Stamperatus.  I used all four plates for this card!

The bow is from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  I used Powder Pink.  For most of the cards I trimed the ends of the bow a little and added it to her hair.  The little heart is punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

Sweet Little Something thank yous by Jo Anne Hewins

I made about 50 of these.  I think they are so cute.

After going to the time to set up the bunny, I just couldn't stop.  Here's the card I made for her gift.

Sweet Little Something gift card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 z 8 1/2 and scored and folded at 4 1/4.

I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Cut a piece of the Powder Pink 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Cover the front of the card.

Using the Stamperatus stamp the New Baby from the Milestone Moments stamp set in Basic Gray.  This is called Hinge Stamping.  

The bunny was stamped on Whisper White card stock and cut out with snips.  Adhere with dimensionals.  Add a Powder Pink bow from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits. 

Using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, punch the largest balloon.  Stamp Hello Baby with the Moon Baby stamp set in Basic Gray.  Attach with dimensionals.  The twine I used is retired Basic Gray.

Sweet Little Something Baby card by Luv 2 Create

Here's a pictue of two very proud and very excited grandmothers to be with my beautiful daughter.

Grandmothers in waiting!

And here is Jessie with one of her gifts.  I just couldn't resist!

Jessie mama

I have another card using the Sweet Little Something bunny.  You can go here if you missed it.  Thanks for checking out my blog today.  I appreciate it.  I'll keep you posted on our little miracle coming soon!



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Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte

 I've decided to take on the color challenge from the Global Design Project.  They are using Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and Calypso Coral.


Here is my card using the Coffee Cafe bundle found on page 31 of the Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Coffee Cafe bundle by Jo Anne Hewins

This was a fun card to make.  Let's get to the details.

The card base is Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The Calypso Coral layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Pear Pizzazz stripe paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I find that lately I'm using these measurements quite a lot.

The Delicate White Doily was cut in half and then sponged with Calypso Coral with a sponge dauber.  Add it to the bottom third of the card.  I just used some of the Multipurpose Glue lightly in some of the larger spaces.  Wrap Linen Thread around this panel.  I went around about 4 times.

The coffee cup itself is cut using the Coffee Cups Framelits out of the Soft Suede leaf paper from the Coffee Break paper.  Add this to the card with dimensionals since the Linen Thread is there.

The wrap for the coffee is cut from Soft Suede.  I love the way the framelit cuts and embosses at the same time.  The sign is stamped in Calypso Coral on a Whisper White scrap and cut out with the framelits.  Add it with dimensionals.  Stamp the lid in coral on white and cut out.  Use dimensionals to attach the lid.

Add a Linen Thread bow with a rolled up glue dot.

Coffee Cafe close up

For the decoration, cut out some of the sprigs on the Soft Suede leaf pattern from Coffee Break.  Use the Aqua Painter to color in the berries, leaves, and stem.   Press the lid of the stamp pad and use the ink from there.  I love how this all turned out.  Glue in place.

Coffee Cafe inside of card

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from Coffee Cafe in Soft Suede.  Add another leaf sprig that you have colored.

Coffee Cafe bundle by Luv 2 Create

I haven't used the Coffee Cafe stamp set in a while.  It was fun to get it out again.  It was good to use some of the Coffee Break designer paper, too.

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Shares Easter Projects

Hello and thank you so much for joining the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are sharing Easter Projects this month!  My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I am joining you from North Carolina in the USA.

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I used my Stamperatus to help me with my card today.  I'm using the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  This bunny is so cute, but he is hard to line up.  There are three steps to stamp.  That's why the Stamperatus is so great!  There's actually four surfaces available to use.  My tip is to use scrap paper for all the stamping until you actually get all the bunnies aligned.  If you don't, you will waste a lot of card stock!  Oh, here's the card.

Sweet Little Something by Luv 2 Create

My next hint is that, once everything is aligned, you should make lots and lots of these bunnies to use in future projects!

Start with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4.  Use your Bone Folder to crease the fold.  Hint number three is that you definitely want to score thick cardstock.  It will fold much better!

The Pink Pirouette layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer is patterned paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The bunny uses Crumb Cake for the largest stamp with no detail.  Soft Suede was used for the stamp with some detail.  Early Espresso was used for the smallest stamp with the most detail.  Once everything is aligned on the Stamperatus, it really does not matter which order you stamp them.  Cut the bunny out with snips and add to the card.

The grass uses Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Cut this out using the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.  I lined this up with the bottom of the pink layer.

The bow is from Pink Pirouette card stock and uses the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  The flower uses this framelits set as well.  The stem is Pear Pizzazz, the flower is Pink Pirouette, and the center of the flower is So Saffron.

The clouds are cut from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies in Very Vanilla.  The smaller clouds are attached with dimensionals.  The Happy Easter is from the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  It is stamped in Soft Sky.

Sweet Little Something by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a sweet little card made with Sweet Little Something.  I'm proud that I finally used some of that Bundle of Love paper.  Sometimes it's so hard to cut beautiful paper.

Sweet Little Something Easter card by Luv 2 Create

You will want to continue on the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  There will be lots of great Easter ideas for you to enjoy.

My product list will follow the list of names of participants.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you are in the USA and don't already have one!  Thanks!


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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #501 Color Challenge

Hooray!  It's the Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a color challenge.  We are using Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Lemon Lime Twist.


These colors can make for a very bright card and that's what I have for you today.

CCMC # 501 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now, if you follow me at all, you'll know that I don't go bright very often.  I have to say that I do love this card!  I decided to use patterned papers with these colors along with the Tailored Tag Punch.  It makes a patched work quilt.

The card base is Lemon Lime Twist measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

These colors were found in several packs of designer paper.  The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is a free Sale-a-Bration pick.  It's perfect for this challenge.  I also used papers from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 stack, Delightful Daisy, and the  Fresh Florals stack.  Simply punch out these colors with the Tailored Tag Punch.

Lay the pieces out over your cardstock and move the colors around until you are happy with the look.  Adhere to the base leaving a little of the background showing between the blocks.  I would start in the center of the card.  Once the front is covered, turn the card over and trim the pieces to fit on the front.

Pair the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits to make the sentiment.  You'll need Basic Black card stock and the Tuxedo Black ink.

When I finished with the card, I felt it needed something else.  I added a flower using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut two of them in pieces.  I cut the stem area in Lemon Lime Twist and the flower part in Bermuda Bay.  Trim and place them together.

Add some of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue in a blob on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Using a sponge add glue to the back of the tiny pieces and then adhere to the front of the card.

CCMC501 inside of card

Here is the inside of the card.  Add more punched designer paper.  Start in the center and work out.  The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday.

CCMC #501 Tailored Tag Punch and DSP

This card could be for any occasion.  I made it a birthday card with the words on the inside.  That could be easily changed.  It was lots of fun to figure out the papers to use for this project.  I hope that the Tailored Tag Punch will be in the new catalog coming up.  We'll just have to wait to find out.

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Swaps to Share with You

If you are a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, you just might have the opportunity to make swaps.  These are fun because you get new cards to show at classes.  Sometimes the swaps will use a stamp set that you do not own.  Everyone has different tastes.  Just because I don't purchase something doesn't mean that someone else won't love it!  Swaps should use current Stampin' Up! product.

I shared my swap for the group last Friday.  You can see it here.  Let me share with you the swaps I received.

Martha Morin

This card was made by Martha.  She used the Birthday Wit stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  I don't have this set, so I'm happy to have this card to display!

Cindy Rose

Cindy used the stamp set You're Inspiring.  She used her Blends to color the daffodils.  The Layering Circles work so well together.  See the scalloped and the regular circles.

Tina Lesson

Tina made a double pointed fold card.  Do you see the Wink of Stella on the flowers from the Petal Palette set?  Here is how the card looks when it is opened.

Tina's inside

Very interesting!

Kaye Owenby

Kaye made this card using the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  I think Kaye said that she saw this on Pinterest.  The sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration set Epic Celebrations.  You can get this set for free with a $50 catalog purchase.

Debbie Brooks

A lot of work went into this Easter basket made by Debbie.  She featured the We Must Celebrate stamp set and the Tree Builder Punch along with other Stampin' Up! products.  Here's another view.

Debbie's basket

I will admit that there was more candy in there.  Sorry!

Twila Hartford

Here is Twila's card.  She used the Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  This is a great set.  To get this one for free, you'll need to purchase $100 in product.  Notice the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Don't you love it!

You can see that this is one talented group!  Would you like to join my Luv 2 Create team?  Contact me if you are interested.  You not only get $125 of product for $99 with free shipping, but you can choose two free stamp sets if you join during Sale-a-Bration.  I would love to have you as part of my group.  Go here to join.

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Masculine card class 2018

I have a Masculine Class coming up next week.  We'll make 6 cards with envelopes for $25.  With a purchase of $50 0r more before shipping and tax, the class is $15.

Classes are Thursday, March 22 at 1:00, Friday, March 23 arriving between 4:30 and 6:00, and Monday, March 26 at 10:00.  Let me know if you would like to attend!

Thanks for joining me today.