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Finally, I Used the February Paper Pumpkin

Hello!  Do you ever let Paper Pumpkin kits pile up?  You have great intentions, but time just gets in the way.  They are really so much fun!  And, they really don't take that long to make.  I finally got to the February Paper Pumpkin!  Here are the cards the kits makes.

February Paper Pumpkin kit       Jo Anne Hewins

You get 3 of each design for a total of 9 cards with envelopes.  I decided to try to make something with the pieces in the kit.  Paper Pumpkin included lots of extra supplies with this kit to decorate the envelopes.  Here's what I made!

February Paper Pumpkin kit 2018 Jo Anne Hewins with a pizza box

I made a pizza box with 3 note cards.  The pizza box is covered with the diagonal stripe from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  The paper is cut 3 3/8 x 3 3/8.  Add the friend words from the Paper Pumpkin.  The letters are left when you use the paper behind them to make the kit card.  I added a strip of washi tape down the length of the words.  Carefully pull it up with the words still attached.  Move it all to the box and tape it all down in place.  Now carefully lift up just the washi tape leaving the letters.  You might have to help that along.  I put Wink of Stella on the letters to put on a little shine.  Add the flower and leaf stickers where you want them.  Put a little more Wink of Stella on the centers of the flowers.  Add a Linen Thread bow.

I used the 3 x 3 envelopes for the note cards.  I cut my note cards at 3 x 6, scored at 3, and folded in half.  I used the stamp set included with the kit and more flower stickers for each card.

February Paper Pumpkin note card 1 Jo Anne Hewins

February Paper Pumpkin note card 2 Jo Anne Hewins

February Paper Pumpkin note card 3 Jo Anne Hewins

Here's a picture of the pizza box and cards.

February Paper Pumpkin note cards with pizza box Jo Anne Hewins

Here is a picture of the box with the tied up cards.  Use the Linen Thread.

February Paper Pumpkin note cards gift by       Jo Anne Hewins

I used Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Tempting Turquoise inks.

This was a quick and easy project and would be a great little gift.  Thank you so much for looking at my blog today.  Here is the video that goes with the February Paper Pumpkin.


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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #505 Oh, So Electic

Hello to all of you.  Today is the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.

CCMC505We are using Calypso Coral, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Old Olive.  These are lovely colors together.  I hope you like my card.

CCMC #505 Jo Anne Hewins at Luv 2 Create

I've used the Oh, So Eclectic stamp set this week.  I have to share that growing up my dad had an electric company in our basement.  I remember the week that we had electric for one of our spelling words.  For some reason the word was really hard for me to learn.  Now, when I write eclectic I really have to think.  I just don't know why these words are hard for me.  It's just one of those things.

I do love this stamp set, and I'm so happy that it will stick around for at least another year.  Usually oranges are not my thing, but I do think these two oranges good great together.

Start with a card base of Calypso Coral measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold in the center at 4 1/4.

The Peek-a-boo Peach layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Run the white layer through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder.

The strip of patterned paper is from the Petal Garden 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  It measures 1 x 3 3/4.

Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut a Whisper White oval.  The scalloped oval in Calypso Coral uses the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Adhere the two together.  Put dimensionals on the back of the Calypso oval.  Wind several layers of the Gold Metallic Thread around your fingers.  I did spread my fingers out some.  Slip this off your hand and then attach to the dimensionals so that the thread will show from the front.  This can look messy looking and it will be fine.

CCMC505 Oh So Eclectic by Jo Anne Hewins flowers close up

Aren't these flowers just gorgeous!  For each flower, there is a plain thinlit and a more detailed one in the Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies.  Cut the Peek-a-boo Peach out with the less detailed piece, the outline.  For the Calypso Coral part use the detailed thinlit and place the outline around it.  You'll cut both pieces at once.  For the smaller flower, cut the outline piece again to get the Old Olive stem.  Trim it along the base of the flower and glue this on.  Cut another set of leaves from Old Olive.  Place these leaves and flowers in a pleasing way and adhere.

The sentiment is from the Oh, So Eclectic stamp set.  Stamp in Calypso Coral and trim around it.  Add with dimensionals.

Eclectic 4

The inside of the card is all stamped with the Oh, So Eclectic stamp set and our colors of the day.

CCMC#505 Oh So Eclectic card by Jo Anne Hewins with Luv 2 Create

This makes a cute card for any occasion.  It's bright and cheerful!

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Lemon Zest Swap Card for On Stage Atlanta

It has been announced by Stampin' Up! that the Lemon Zest stamp set will be carried over to the new annual catalog!  Demonstrators like to have cards they can use as samples for customers.  We like to use products for swaps that we feel can be used for a while.  As I'm writing this, I haven't seen the new catalog.  As you are reading this, the Stampin' Up! On Stage events will be over.  Demonstrators that attend will have the new catalog!  I will have it!  EXCITEMENT!  Anyway, here is the swap I made for Atlanta.

Lemon Zest swap card made by Jo Anne Hewins

I will tell you that this has not been my favorite stamp set.  I've had it a while and never used it.  I must say that I do love how the card turned out.  I'm pretty proud of it.

It starts with a card base of Tranquil Tide that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Crushed Curry cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  

The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp this randomly all over with the lemon slice in Crushed Curry.

Using the Stamperatus, stamp the saying down the right side using the hinge stamping method.  Stamp in Tranquil Tide.  It looks really neat!

Take a strip that is 1" x 4 7/8 and stamp it randomly in Tranquil Tide with the lemon slice.  Add it to the left of the lemon layer.

Lemon Zest swap focal point by    Jo Anne Hewins

The focal point of the card is built on a square.  The Whisper White square is cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The scalloped square is cut using the Layering Squares Framelits.  It's cut from Tranquil Tide.

I used the Lemon Builder punch to punch out all of the parts.  They are all stamped on Whisper White.  I used three leaves for each card, stamped in Tranquil Tide.  Stamp a lemon with Crushed Curry.  Add the saying in Tranquil Tide.  You want to stamp this so that the lemon can lean over but the saying will be straight.  Then you will need to stamp 2 of the lemon slices.  Cut one of them in half.  Adhere all of the pieces to the square.  Some of the pieces will extend past the square.  Add the Square with dimensionals.

Lemon Zest swap by Jo Anne Hewins inside

I always like to finish the inside of my cards.  I simply stamped a few lemon slices and added the Happy Birthday.  It's all part of the Lemon Zest stamp set.  Please excuse the shadow on the picture.

Lemon Zest Swap by Jo Anne Hewins at Luv 2 Create

If you got one of my swap cards, I hope you like it.  I had fun making them.  Here's a picture of a few of my swaps.  I made 40 of them.

Lemon Zest swap cards Jo Anne Hewins

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Tutti Frutti Pineapple

I love the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack!  I admit at first look I thought NO, but the back sides of the paper are fantastic.  I love small little designs and I love the colors in the pack.  Today I am using the pineapple paper.  I do love the colors together on this side of the paper although it's not one of the small designs.  Here's my card.

Pineapple card with Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Jo Anne Hewins

Isn't it cute!  I just love it!

The card base is Lemon Lime Twist cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  There is a layer of Soft Suede measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The the pineapple paper layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Before you attach the Soft Suede and pineapples layer, run some Linen Thread around the card about 2/3 down the layer.  I ran it around 2 times and taped it so it would be behind my ovals.

Pineapple card corresponds with the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Jo Anne Hewins

Did you see my pineapple?  I just got so excited while making it.  I tried to copy the pineapples on the designer paper.  Here's how I did it.  The pineapple itself came from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  They are meant to be pine cones, but just turn it upside down!  I love finding a new use for somthing I already have!  The solid back of the pineapple is Soft Suede and the detailed top is Daffodil Delight.  The leaves at the top of the pineapple are from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  There is a flower framelit with 5 petals on it.  Cut one in Lemon Lime Twist and one in Garden Green.  Trim off two of the petals and round them off at the bottom.  Off set the two and add to the pineapple.  Add a linen thread bow at the base of the leaves.  Attach the pineapple with dimensionals to a Pool Party oval cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Make a Soft Suede scallop oval using the Layered Ovals Framellits.  Use dimensionals to attach it to the base.

The welcome is from the Cozy Cottage stamp set.  It's one of the Host Reward stamp sets available in the Occasions catalog.  Stamp in Soft Suede on Whisper White and punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  Use dimensionals on the left and a little glue on the right.

Pineapple card  inside with         Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The inside of the card has words from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Stamp in soft Suede.  Add a 1 inch strip of the stripe paper from the Tutti Frutti paper.  That stripe is another favorite of mine!  Cut out three pineapples from the designer paper and add to the strip.  So cute!

Pineapple card using Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm really proud of my card today.  New neighbors?  It would be a great card for them.  You just might want to try the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack!  by the way, my post yesterday used this paper, too.  Just scroll down to see it.

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Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #504 Bird Banter

Welcome again to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #504.  This week we have a sketch for you.


I decided to use some of my favorite designer series paper, the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6.  I also used Bird Banter.  I love that stamp set!  I would love to see it in the new annual catalog.  Well, we'll soon know.  Here's my card for this week.

CCMC #504 Bird Banter by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2.  Burnish the fold with your Bone Folder.

All of the designer paper is from the Tutti Frutti stack.  The Night of Navy piece is 2 x 5 1/4.  The Lemon Lime Twist paper measures 2 x 2 5/8.  The Calypso Coral paper is cut at 2 x 2 1/2.  When gluing this, leave the white base showing around the card and between the pieces.

Stamp the toucan on a piece of Whisper White using Memento Black.  The toucan is from the Bird Banter stamp set.  Use your Blends to color in the bird.  The Blends are temporarily not orderable.  I hope you got them.  If not, be patient.  They are coming and you WILL want them.  Sorry about the inconvenience.  I used the light and dark blends from Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Night of Navy.  The Lemon Lime around the eye is a Stampin' Write Marker from the 2016-2018 In Colors.  You could use the Stampin' Write markers for the rest of the bird, too.  Cut out the bird with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Stamp the branch on scrap paper and cut it out with your snips.  Glue it on the circle under the bird.  Part of the branch will extend over the circle.  Attach the circle with dimensionals.

CCMC #504 Bird Banter close up  Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for this card is from Bird Banter.  Stamp it on a 3/4 inch strip of whisper white.  Leave plenty of room on each side of the saying.  You will need your Stampin' Trimmer.  Use the scoring blade and score next to the saying on each side.  Then move over from the score line you made 1/4 inch and score again from both sides.  Cut the strip the length you want from the last score lines and notch the ends.  Fold as you see in the picture.  NOTE:  Add dimensionals to the end pieces.  When you adhere to the card make sure that the saying can fold flat so you can put it in an envelope.

CCMC #504 Bird Banter inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Use Bird Banter for the inside of the card.  I did color the bird with my Blends again.  I admit I forgot that the Blends do bleed through.  My suggestion is to stamp the bird on Whisper White and cut it out.  The branch can be stamped on the card since the marker does not bleed through.

CCMC#504 Bird Banter for Luv 2 Create Jo Anne Hewins

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