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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #496 Waterfront and True Gentleman

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch.


 I decided to use a masculine theme this week.  The Waterfront stamp set and the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper fill the bill.  Here's my card for the week.

CCMC#496 Waterfront and True Gentleman DSP  Jo Anne Hewins

There's no sentiment on the front of this card, so it's perfect for any occasion.

Begin with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored and folded at 4 1/4.  It's so wonderful that we now have the thick vanilla cardstock!

The Chocolate Chip herringbone printed paper is cut at 2 1/2 x 5.  The Tranquil Tide paper is cut at 2 1/2 x 4.

A panel featuring the Waterfront stamp set was added across the front.  There is a Chocolate Chip piece of cardstock measuring 1 3/4 x 4 1/4.  A 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was stamped.  I chose to make a little mountain island paradise.  Colors used are Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide, and Crumb Cake.  The grassy area and some of the mountains were stamped off.

Linen Thread finishes off the panel.  Run it around the panel 3 times.  Add a bow with a glue dot.  Add the panel with dimensionals.

Waterfront and True Gentleman inside for Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  I recreated the island scene.  The Happy Birthday is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  Of course, as I said before, this card can be for any occasion.  Now just in case you noticed, the inside uses Soft Suede instead of Chocolate Chip.  I actually made this first with Early Espresso, then with Soft Suede, and finally realized that it was Chocolate Chip.  Has this ever happened to you?  Some days are just like that.  I hadn't used Chocolate Chip in a long long time.  Comment and let me know about your frustrating mess up!

Waterfront & True Gentleman DSP Luv 2 Create

This is a very simple card to make if you use the correct brown the first time!  It's a great sketch!

Thanks for stopping by today.  The Waterfront stamp set is just so versitile. The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper is a perfect compliment to the Waterfront stamp set.


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A Simple Note Card with Sure Do Love You

Yes, I do realize that I have benged on the bundle Sure Do You Love.  I think you could say that I have gotten my monies worth!  Today I have a very simple card.  In fact I made 25 of these note cards in one evening.  I have two versions of the card.

Note Card Valentine Sure Do Love You Luv 2 Create

This is the first.

Note Card Valentine 2 Sure Do Love You Luv 2 Create

And this is the second.

The Note Cards & Envelopes in Whisper White are found on page 195 of the Annual catalog #131527.  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.  They are 3 1/2 x 5.  They can be mailed.  This is a bargain!  They are even scored for you!

The Melon Mambo layer measures 2 5/8 x 4 1/8.  The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is cut at 2 1/2 x 4.  Choose a little of another paper in the Painted with Love pack for a banner 1/2 x 3 3/4.  Notch the left end.  I chose 2 papers from the pack and used them on both cards for this part.

For the heart, cut from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, use another piece of the Painted with Love paper.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Stamp JUST FOR YOU on scrap Whisper White.  Cut the words apart and mount them on dimensionals, too.

That's all there is to it.

Note Valentine inside

This is what is on the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  The heart, stamped in Melon Mambo is from Sure Do Love You.

Note Card Valentine Cards Sure Do Love You

I will be using these cards to send to the shut-ins from church and a few other friends.  I will also include them as a thank you for those who purchase from me.

Note Cards Valentines Sure Do Love You group

Would you like to see a few of the other cards I've shared using Sure Do Love You?  If so, go here, here, here and here.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  These would be great cards to make for your child's classroom, too!  Let me know if you make them!

If you need any supplies, my link to my store is below with the Product List.  Thanks so much for your business!

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NC Demo Blog Hop: All About Sale-a-Bration

For those of you who are part of the Stampin' Up! world, you know that this is the absolute best time of year!  Sale-a-Bration!  We all love the word FREE!  The Sale-a-Bration choices this year are fantastic!  I think you'll agree once you have been through this blog hop.  I'm so glad you are here.  You might have just come from Tamra's blog, or you just might be beginning here.  You'll see some great ideas!

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I am featuring the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes along with a lot of other Sale-a-Bration items.  In fact, I'm sharing with you most of my class coming up at the beginning of February.  This package of cards and envelopes has 4 each of 4 different card bases along with beautiful matching envelopes.

I wanted to use one of each design for class.  Here are the four cards using the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes.

Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes Luv 2 Create February class.

These were so fun to design.  I will tell you that I did go through Pinterest and look for ideas.  You might see some influence from there.  I would like to show you each card and list the Sale-a-Bration items used.  You'll soon understand what I meant when I said the choices are just wonderful!

Epic Celebrations SAB

This card is all Sale-a-Bration!  The banner is from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  All of the stamps are from the Epic Celebrations stamp set.  Even the little dots are from the same stamp set.  I did use the Light and Dark Smoky Slate and the Light and Dark Calypso Coral Blends.

Amazing You and the Celebrate You Thinlits Luv 2 Create February class

This lovely card uses the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  These dies are available with a $100 purchase.  This is the first time Stampin' Up! has offered more advanced products as choices.  These dies will also be in the Annual catalog in June.  I did add the Night of Navy Gingham bow and a Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequin.

Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration Luv 2 Create class

I just love this card!  It uses the Lots of Lavender stamp set.  The bouquet of flowers is colored using the Blends.  I used the Light Rich Razzleberry, Dark Pool Party, Light and Dark Old Olive, and the Dark Pink Pirouette.  The Stitched Shaped Framelits were used to make the oval.  Do you see more Tutti Frutti sequins?  The ribbon is the Whisper White Classic Weave.  The sentiment here is from the Hanging Garden stamp set.

Bird Banter Luv 2 Create February class

This card uses the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  The stamp set is Bird Banter from the Occasions catalog.  The embossed piece uses one of the Petal Pair folders.  The bird is colored with Blends.  Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, and the Light and Dark Calypso Coral were used.

I think you will agree that you just might need the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelops.  Of course you just might need Epic Celebrations, Amazing You with the Celebrate You Thinlits, Lots of Lavender, and that great Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.

Tracie is next on the hop.  You are in for some great ideas!

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The list of hoppers is below.  Thanks so much for joining us!  Just in case you want to know, this is the entire class for February 1st, 2nd, and 5th.  Let me know if you are interested in more information and you live close by!

February 2108 class

January Blog Hoppers
Kayla Adams -

Toni Campana -

Tamra Davis -

Jo Anne Hewins - You are here.

Tracie Evans Langley -

Laurie Meier -

Kat Spencer

Sue Stapp -

Kathy Svedberg -

Frances Wagner

Christina Walker

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #494 Sure Do Love You

Happy Thursday!  We have a sketch today for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.


I chose to use the Sure Do Love You bundle for my card.

CCMC #494 Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Thick Whisper White.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The designer paper used is one of the free choices from Sale-a-Bration.  It's the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  The Bermuda Bay layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  The Calypso Coral piece is 3 x 4.  The bottom layer is put down at an angle.

The banner across the card is from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  It measures 1/2 x 4.  If you haven't looked at the Tutti Frutti paper, take another look.  I was not that excited about the fruits, but the back of this paper is fantastic!  I just love it!

The hearts and the Sure Do Love You banner are stamped with the Sure Do Love You stamp set and cut out wit the Lots of Love Box Framelits Dies.  I used Bermuda Bay ink.  The banner is attached with dimensionals.

CCMC #494 Sure Do Love You inside

This is the inside of my card.  This is all from the same stamp set.  I used Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.

CCMC #494 Sure Do Love You card

The Bubbles & Fizz is a paper pack that did not appeal to me at first glance.  I'm just not into the bottles.  But Stampin' Up!  has used a lot of little patterns on the reverse of this paper.  I will admit that I have ordered several packs of this paper.  I do love the colors.  It's making me be a little brighter!  It's like the back of the Tutti Frutti paper I talked about earlier.  I love that our paper is two sided!

Thanks so much for your time.  I do appreciate it.  Please come back!


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The Tailored Tag Punch Meets Waterfront

Have you seen the Tailored Tag Punch in the Occasions catalog?  It's on page 45, #145667.  I think it could be easily overlooked.

I'm hoping that this punch makes it into the Annual Catalog.  It's really neat.  Today I used it in a different way.

Tailored Tag Punch and Waterfront

I used the punch to add a little interest to this scene from the Waterfront stamp set.  It's a little like a puzzle.

The card base is Pool Party 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  It's hard to see, but I did stamp some clouds in the sky using the Craft White ink at the top.

Using Waterfront, stamp a scene on a piece of Whisper White measuring 4 1/2 x 6.  The exact size is not that important.  I wanted it to be bigger than the card front.  The colors I used are Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Daffodil Delight.

Start punching at the bottom of the card and work your way up.  Punch close to the previous row.  As you punch you might want to place your pieces to the side but in order.  I added the punch at the very top.  It was not part of the original, but it did help to get it centered correctly.

Adhere all the pieces with dimensionals.  I did allow the pieces to go beyond the card front.  At the end, just turn the card over and trim the pieces to fit.

Wrap Linen Thread around the card three times.  I taped it down under where the sentiment piece would go.  Add a bow of Linen Thread with a glue dot.

Tailored Tag Punch with the Waterfront set

This is the inside of the card.  I tend to make cards with lots of stamp sets, but this card only uses the Waterfront stamp set and the Tailored Tag Punch.  I love how it turned out.  I think it would appeal to men and women.

Tailored Tag Punch with Waterfront card

Thank you for reading my blog today.  There is one piece that I did end up having to stamp over.  I tried to match it up, but I was a little off.  Can you spot it?  I'm sure you can.

If you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours.  If you need catalogs, just let me know and I'll get them in the mail for you.  Need some supplies?  Maybe you need that Tailored Tag Punch now!  My list is below.

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