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A Little Twinkle Love Card

Select designer series paper packs are on sale during July.  They are buy 3, get 1 free.  You can mix and match them.  It's a good deal!  Today I want to share a card using the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.  It's lovely.  This paper pairs with the Little Twinkle stamp set.  Yes, it's basically for babies, but not exclusively.  Here is my card for today.  It's more of a love card.

Little Twinkle bundle by Jo Anne Hewins

I think it turned out quite lovely.  Start out with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  I do recommend scoring with the thick card stock.

The patterned paper is from the Twinkle Twinkle pack and is cut at 4 x 5 1/4.

The label on the front is cut from Whisper White card stock using the Stitched Labels Framelits.  This cut out is just so cute with the stitching and open spaces.  Stamp the saying in Versamark, cover with gold embossing powder, and melt with the Heat Tool.

Thread the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon through the label and pull it around to tie in the front.  I did pop up the label with dimensionals.  I also added a few glue dots to position the ribbon so you could see most of the words.

The little hearts are cut using the same framelits.  Cut from Melon Mambo.

Little Twinkle close up of card by Jo Anne Hewins

There's only one more thing to do.  Use the Twinkle Builder Punch to punch pieces from Gold Foil.  Glue down the pieces where you like them.

Little Twinkle card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside has the heart of stars stamped in Melon Mambo and the saying in Night of Navy.  It's simple but sweet.

Little Twinkle Love Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Of course this card is perfect for a baby, but it could just as well be an anniversary card, or just a reminder to someone that they are loved.  Who doesn't like that?

This card is quick and easy.  That just might make it perfect!

Thank you for joining me at Luv 2 Create today.  I appreciate you spending some time with me.  All the products used on today's card are available at my online store.  Just click on the Product List below.  I would be honored!

Don't forget that selected Designer Series Papers are Buy 3, Get 1 Free during July.  I don't want you to miss it.  The Stampin' Up! paper is such high quality and is 2 sided.  Remember that SU products match.  It's so easy to make up projects.

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Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes

Have you tried the Healing Hugs stamp set?  It's so easy to make beautiful cards with this set!

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes Thank You by Jo Anne Hewins

Healing Note Cards & Envelopes Thinking of You by Jo Anne Hewins

You can see that these cards are the same except for the words.  I think they look great!  They are easy too.  I made 60 of these to send to shut ins, use as RAK cards, and thank yous.  It didn't take that long!

Start with the note cards.  They are Whisper White and are cut and ready to go!  Simple.  Really, these are some of the best buys in the catalog!  Find them on page 193.

Start with stamping the flowers.  I started with the top right.  Stamp this flower in Flirty Flamingo.  After inking the stamp, I added a little Melon Mambo color here and there with a sponge dauber right onto the stamp.  It adds just a little certain something to the flower.  Thanks for your tutorial, Patty Bennett.  The next flower was stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink. 

Make a mask for each of the flowers.  To do this stamp the flower on a sticky note making sure to overlap the sticky part and cut out the flower.  Stick on top of the flower on the card.  As I said, do this for both flowers.  Now you can add the background stamps.  I used stamped off Granny Apple Green and the stamp from Gallery Grunge.

While the masks are still in place, stamp the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Pull off the masks.  They can be used over and over again.

The words are stamped in Memento Black.  I used the Stamparatus so that I could get the words good and dark.  The Thank You is from Abstract Impressions and the Thinking of You is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins 

The inside of the card is stamped the same as the front.  I just used the Lovely Lipstick flower.  Use the mask again.  The sentiment here is from Abstract Impressions.

Want to make these cards just a little more special?  Add some of the matching paper  in the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 DSP or the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes with matching envelopes by Jo Anne Hewins

I just know that the people who receive these will love them.  It has made me happy!

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes Thinking of You and Thank You cards by Jo Anne Hewins

It also makes me happy that you have joined me today!  I love sharing!  If you need a demonstrator, please consider me.  I would love to serve you!  During July, I'm sending three cards to those who order $50 or more before shipping and tax.  Cards will vary.  If you order is below $150, please use the Host Code W4AXCVZD.

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OSAT Blog Hop - Creature Comforts

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop.  Today we have the theme of Creature Comforts.  The OSAT Blog Hop takes place on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

I knew we needed to have projects with animals, but the word comforts played in there, too.  So I used the Botanical Bliss stamp set and coordinating Botanical Tags Thinlits.  It has birds, and it gives me a sense of peace when I look at them.  Here's my card.

OSAT Blog Hop Creature Comforts with Botanical Bliss by Jo Anne Hewins

I love that little bird from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies.  I wanted to pair it with the Botanical Tags Thinlits.  I think it worked well.

The card base is Blueberry Bushel cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Granny Apple Green layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp this layer with the Sheet Music background stamp.  I used the Stamparatus to make sure coverage was even and complete.  Stamp in Blueberry Bushel.

You'll need to cut out the bird tag in Blueberry Bushel using the Botanical Tags Thinlits, the little bird in Blueberry Bushel using the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, the leaves stem (4) in Granny Apple Green using the Botanical Tags Thinlits, and the Whisper White label using the Stitched Labels Framelits.

For the long leaf stem, I attached one stem to the other.  I did trim the end so that it would fit in perfectly.

The sentiment is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set in blue.

OSAT Blog Hop Creature Comforts Botanical Bliss inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Stitched All Around stamp set.  It coordinates with the Stitched Labels Framelits.  Add another little bird and the leaf stem.

For my 3D project, I am using the Kraft Pillow Box.  I saw the idea of cutting the box from Connie Babbert.

OSAT Blog Hop Creature Comforts Botanical Bliss Kraft Pillow Box by Jo Anne Hewins

Using the curve of the box as a guide, cut off enough at one end to cut away the little half circle.  I used another box as a pattern and lightly traced.  Use the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the holes.  Go back and forth several times to make sure both layers cut well.

Use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to cut out all of the parts except the circle label.

Cut the bird tag from Blueberry Bushel adding a little more length to it.  I cut this to the curvature of the bottom of the box.  I used another box as a pattern and traced it.  Also cut the little bird in blue and a stem in Granny Apple Green.

Adhere the bird tag.  Stamp the circle tag with the sentiment from Botanical Bliss.  Run Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon through the holes in the circle and around the box.  Tie in a bow.  Adhere the bird and the stem.

Tie another bow around the top of the box to close it.  

I have a video to show making the box.


Let me know if you have any questions.

OSAT Blog Hop Creature Comforts card and pillow box by Jo Anne Hewins

So here are the two.  I think they are quite lovely.

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Please continue on the hop to see all kinds of wonderful ideas about animals.  Next is Barb.  She is so talented!

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Leaves, I Love Leaves! Rooted in Nature

I do love leaves.  I don't know why.  That was one of the things that drew me to the Rooted in Nature bundle.  It has pretty leaves along with the trees that grow them.  It's a wonderful bundle.    It is a little pricey, but well worth it, I think.  Here is my card for today.

Rooted in Nature Watercolored Leaves by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a pretty easy card to make.  Start with a card base of Mossy Meadow measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Old Olive cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  I might mention that a love of leaves lends itself easily to my love of green!

The next layer is the Watercolor Paper cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  I stamped the larger leaf in Mossy Meadow randomly over the watercolor paper making sure to leave room for the smaller leaves to fit in the left over spaces.  The smaller leaves were stamped in Old Olive.  Make sure that some of the leaves go off the paper.  That makes it look more natural.

Now, you will need the Aqua Painter.  You will color in the leaves with it.  Be sure to stay within the leaf, but cover the entire inside of the leaf.  I went ahead and colored in all of the Mossy Meadow leaves, cleaned my brush by rubbing it over a paper towel, and then colored in the Old Olive leaves.  You do not need a lot of water for this.

Stamp the leaf cluster in Mossy Meadow on some scrap Watercolor Paper and color this in also.

Allow all of the watercoloring to dry. 

While waiting, go ahead and stamp the sentiment from Rooted in Nature on a piece of Whisper White and cut this out with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  

Once dry, cut out the leaf cluster with the Nature's Roots Framelits. 

Rooted in Nature Watercolor Leaves close up by Jo Anne Hewins
Wrap the Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon around the card two times.  I taped my ribbon under where the sentiment oval will go.  Attach the oval with dimensionals.  Add the leaf cluster with dimensionals on the leaves.  I allowed the stem to overlap the oval.

I used a bow maker to make my double bow and attached it with a glue dot.

This would work as a great masculine card, but wouldn't have to be.  I think anyone would like it.

Rooted in Nature Watercolor Leaves inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, I used the words from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  Add another cluster of leaves.  I did watercolor the leaves.  Do it quickly and without much water since you are using Whisper White card stock instead of Watercolor Paper.  

I have a video for you on making this card.

If you enjoyed this video I would love for you to share it with your friends.

Rooted in Nature Watercolor Leaves card by Jo Anne Hewins

I just love how this card turned out.  Didn't I say it was easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  There's lots going on during the month of July.

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Selected Designer Series Papers are on sale during the month of July.  It's buy 3, get one FREE!  Click on the picture to go to my store.

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During the month of July, I'll be sending 3 cards to anyone who purchases $50 or more before shipping and tax.  I would love for you to use the HOST CODE W4AXCVZD.  Cards will vary.  Add this to the Incentive Program, click at the top, and it's a great offer!  Remember that if you choose No Contact, I won't be able to send you the cards.

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It's a fantastic time to join Stampin' Up! and the Luv 2 Create family!  In the Starter Kit, you get $125 of product for $99.  You get to choose what you need.  There is no shipping on this order, but tax does apply.  During July, you'll also get 10 free stamp pads.  That's an additional $75 value!  WOW!  Then you'll enjoy a discount of 20%!  Isn't that one of those offers you can't refuse.  Contact me here if you have questions.  OR, click on the picture above to sign up!

As I said, great things for July!  Come back soon!

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Beach Bag Gift Card Holder Card

Hello!  So good to see you here today.  I'm going to share a card with you that I cased from Chris Slogar.  You can find her post here.  This is Chris' picture.

 And this is how I made them my own.

Beach Bag CASE by Jo Anne Hewins

We made these as a Make & Take at a recent Bingo event.  Aren't they fun?  I concentrated on the In Colors just as Chris did with her bags.

Beach Bag CASE of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a piece of card stock measuring 4 x 11.  Score at 4, 5 1/2, and 7.  I used Tear & Tape to secure the pocket on the inside of the card where you would put the gift card.

For each card I tried to use all 5 of the In Colors for 2018-2020.  I used the Sea of Textues stamp set and the Under the Sea Framelits.  The background 6 x 6 In Color Designer Series Paper was cut at 3 x 3 for this card.  That way you can get two from each sheet with some left over.  Add a strip of the same color but different pattern across the card measuring 1/2 x 4.  Add the three kinds of seaweed.  Add the octopus with mini dimensionals. 

Beach Bag CASE close up by Jo Anne Hewins
I did use the Stamparatus to stamp the octopi.  First you need to make a stencil.  Do this by placing a rectangle of card stock in the corner of the Stamparatus.  Lay the octopus stamp in the center.  Pick up the stamp with the clear plate.  Ink and stamp the octopus.  Cut this out with the Under the Sea Framelits.  Don't move the stamp!  Now you can put in blank octopi cut outs in the stencil and stamp them.  It's so easy to restamp if your want them darker or if they didn't stamp well.  It is much quicker this way.

Beach Bag CASE inside of bag by Jo Anne Hewins

Add a strip of designer paper measuring 1 3/8 x 4 to the inside pocket and add some sea weed.  The inside Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 square.  The sentiment inside is from the Detailed with Love stamp set.  The rest is from Sea of Textures.  I tried to show the pocket.

You'll need two handles for the bag.  I used the Stitched Shapes Framlits for the outside and the Layers Circles for the inside.  I cut them all at once.  In fact I also cut both handles at once so they would match up correctly.  Add Tear & Tape or something a little stronger to attach.  Add one and then use that one to help you place the other so that they match.

Beach Bag CASE by Jo Anne Hewins

These are so cute!  Thank you to Chris.  I love your design!

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During the month of July, I will send those of you who order $50 or more before shipping and tax 3 free cards.  They will vary as I am picking from my stash of cards.  They do add up sometimes.  This is in addition to the Incentive Program already in place.  WOW!

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In addition, some of the Designer Series Paper is on sale during July.  Buy three, get one FREE!  Those on the sale are Nature's Poem, Twinkle Twinkle, Under the Mistletoe, Animal Expedition, Best Route, Petal Promenade, Tranquil Textures, Garden Impressions, Tropical Escape, and Wood Textures.  You could even think about going in with a friend and both take part in the savings!  To order go here.

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