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Heartfelt Blooms CASE from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure

Sometimes our mojo needs a little help, or maybe a lot of help.  Our catalogs, brochures, and magazines (for demos) are a great source of ideas.  Today's card was CASED (Copy and Share Everything) from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  The card that was my inspiration is found on page 5 of the first SAB brochure, and it uses Heartfelt Blooms.

Heartfelt Blooms CASE from brochure by Jo Anne Hewins

Warning!  There is some fussy cutting involved!  Just take your time.  You can do it!

Start with a card base of Pool Party 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in the middle.  The next layer is Whisper White measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  

The next layer is Pool Party again measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Using your Big Shot run this through with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is one of those thick embossing folders.  You'll only need 1 of the plastic plates.  It's so pretty!

The bit of patterned paper is from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is cut to 3/4 x 2 1/2.  The Whisper White piece is 1 1/2 x 2 1/2.  Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink.  Notch the end using the Tailored Tag Punch!  Adhere these two pieces to the card front.

You'll need to stamp 2 of the flower stamp in Berry Burst and 2 in Old Olive of the leaves.  Cut out the parts that you need.  I glued most of the pieces to the card.  The daisy in the center is on dimensionals.  Just arrange to please you.

Heartfelt Blooms CASE from SAB brochure

The inside of the card is kind of plain.  I could have cut out more flowers.  I chose not to do so.

Heartfelt Blooms CASE inside

I was crunched for time to come up with a card so CASEing a card was just the right answer for me this time.  Usually we change up a little something to make it your own.  I changed a bit, but the inspiration was just what I needed.

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Heartfelt Blooms CASE by Jo Anne Hewins

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #502 Picnic with You

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today we have a sketch for you.


I love sketches.  This week I decided to use the Picnic with You bundle located on page 6 of the Occasions Catalog.  Here's what I did with it.

CCMC # 502 Jo Anne Hewins Picnic with You

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score down the middle of this at 4 1/4.  Fold and crease with your bone folder.

The blue herringbone patterned paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Cut it at 4 x 5 1/4.

The green stripe is also from the Coffee Break paper.  Cut it at 1 x 3 3/4.  Run a piece of 1/8" sheer ribbon in Old Olive across the front and tape behind the herringbone.

The basket is cut with the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits in Soft Suede.  There is a framelit piece that fits right inside the lower part of the basket and embosses.  I sponged across the front of the basket with Soft Suede ink to make the embossing show up a little better.

The stems are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White.  I stamped and cut 4 of them with the dies.  I taped these stems on the back side of the basket so that they would be where I wanted them.  I actually placed two of them and taped and then placed the other two and taped.  Attach the flower basket with dimensionals.

I used 5 of the larger flowers and 6 of the smaller flowers.  All were stamped in Berry Burst.  I must say that these flowers were a little tedious to cut out even with the dies.  My suggestion with these small pieces is to use washi tape to hold the framelits in place.  Some of the flowers are on dimensionals and some are glued onto the card.

Picnic with You basket of flowers Luv 2 Create

Using Old Olive cut out the grass with the framelits.  Add this just under the basket.  Add a bow with a glue dot to the side of the basket.

The Happy Birthday is from the Bird Banter stamp set.  Stamp in Berry Burst, trim, and add just under the grass with dimensionals.

Picnic with You for CCMC #502 inside

Inside the card the sentiment is from the Hanging Garden stamp set.  Do you know why I put it inside a little frame?  Stampers know!  Yes, I am covering up a mistake!  Stamp the stem and flower inside.  Cut out a tuff of Old Olive grass using the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.

CCMC # 502 Jo Anne Hewins Picnic with You

Who wouldn't want to get a basket of flowers in the mail?  I sure would!  Stampin' Up!'s Picnic with You Bundle makes a very pretty basket of flowers.

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Springtime Foils Meets the Note Cards & Envelopes

I'll be honest.  When I saw a picture of the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, I thought that it was just another metallic paper.  Boy, was I wrong!  As a person who isn't that wild about metallics, I truly love this paper.  Today I've used this paper on Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes.  I'll be using these for shut ins at church and also for some RAK cards.  That stands for Random Acts of Kindness.  I have two cards.  Here's the first one.

Beautiful Day stained glass technique Jo Anne Hewins

These note cards measure 3 1/2 x 5.  I cut the stripes metallic paper 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 to almost cover the card.

The ribbon on this card is from the Sale-a-Bration pick Shimmer Ribbon Pack.  It has three rolls of ribbon with Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Gray.  I used Bermuda Bay on this card.  I used a glue dot to start the ribbon where I planned to add the butterfly, wrapped the ribbon around the card, and another glue dot at the end.  The butterfly covers those ends.

The butterfly is from the stamp set Beautiful Day.  I stamped it in Versamark on Vellum Card Stock after rubbing the paper with the Embossing Buddy.  Heat emboss with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  Color on the back of the butterfly with Blends.  I used the dark Rich Rakzzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight.  I did put several coats on it to make the colors more vibrant.  Trim around the butterfly with snips and add to the card with glue dots on the body of the butterfly.

The sentiment is from the So Many Shells stamp set.  Stamp it in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and punch with the 1" circle punch.  The Bermuda Bay frame is made using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

Add Bermuda Bay Enamel Shapes and a simple ribbon knot.

Beautiful Day stained glass butterfly

I do love this card.

Beautiful Day

The second card uses the copper dotted paper from Springtime Foils.  I used the same dimensions as above for the paper.  

Springtime Foils DSP by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card I colored in the flowers on another sheet in this assortment with Blends.  I used the light and dark Rich Razzleberry and the light and dark Old Olive to color this flower.  Cut out with snips and attach to the card with dimensionals.  The sentiment on this card is from the Birthday Blooms.  Punch it out with the 1 1/2" circle punch.  The Rich Razzleberry piece is punched with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Attach this with dimensionals, too.

Springtime Foils using Blends Jo Anne Hewins

I made several different colors of cards using the light and dark blends in Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, and Cherry C0bbler.   I think they turned out nicely.

Springtime Foils 2 note cards by Luv 2 Create

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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.