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So Many Shells

The stamp set So Many Shells is one of those sets I had to have.  The problem is that I did not use it.  The sayings in this set are good, really good.  The font used is just right.   So Many Shells spent so many days just sitting on my shelf.  It was not feeling the love.  Last week the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge celebrated number 500 in challenges.  We had a sketch to follow.  My card today was made first for that challenge.  I decided that it was not quite festive enough.

So Many Shells by Luv 2 Create

I think this might be more of a masculine card although it could be either.

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

The patterned paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  The wood look is cut at 4 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The blue herringbone measures 4 x 4 1/4.   Layer these with the left wood just a little wider than the right.

The blue herringbone is stamped two times with the swirl from the Star of Light stamp set.  Yes, it's for Christmas, but maybe not just for Christmas.  Use Island Indigo for this.

The coral strip of paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  Cut it 3/4 x 3 3/4.

The sentiment is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Stamp it in Calypso Coral on a white scrap.  Stamp this out with the Classic Label Punch.  Snip the ends straight.

The shell is a two stamp process.  I think I didn't use this set because it would be hard to match these up.  I tackled it because I could use the new Stamperatus.  To be honest I didn't need the Stamperatus.  Start with the Early Espresso stamp first.  It's the one that is a little smaller.  With the dark background, it's easier to match.  The second stamp is in Crumb Cake.  You do have to fussy cut this with your snips.  It is easy to cut.  Attach with dimensionals.

So Many Shells by Luv 2 Create inside

Here is the inside of the card.  The wood print is 3/4 by 4 and the blue herringbone is 1/2 x 4.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral.  It is from the So Many Shells set.  Stamp another shell.

So Many Shells

The sketch used for this card is below.


Here are the two cards I made using the sketch.

CCMC#500 Beautiful Day  by Jo Anne Hewins

So Many Shells card

Can you believe how different two cards can look just using different supplies!  If you want to see the butterfly card, go here.

So I say to you, get out that set you just had to have.  Use it!  If you have So Many Shells, use that!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thurday Challenge #500! Beautiful Day

500th challenge

WOOHOO!!!  It's a party!  Create with Connie and Mary are celebrating their 500th Thursday Challenge! can we CELEBRATE?  How about some BLOG CANDY!!!  Have you tried the Create with Connie and Mary Collections yet?  We have a few PDF tutorials that we will be giving away...your choice!  You'll need to leave a comment here on the Create with Connie and Mary blog in order to get a chance to win!  Want a SECOND CHANCE to win?  Create a "party theme" card to help us celebrate and add it to our Linkedin catalog on the Create with Connie and Mary blog.  We will choose another winner to get a FREE tutorial from those creations!  Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 8th!
The challenge today is a sketch.
My card is a celebration of birthday.  It's one of the best kinds of celebration!  Don't you agree?  I think 500 weeks is a birthday!
CCMC#500 Beautiful Day  by Jo Anne Hewins
I've seen several cards that are just so pretty using the butterfly from Beautiful Day embossed on vellum.  I had to try it.  I embossed with Copper Emboss Powder.  Color on the back with Blends.  I used the dark colors of Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, and Pool Party.  You will need to add many layers of color to get the desired effect.  Fussy cut the butterfly with snips.
CCMC #500 with Beautiful Day butterfly
 The card base for this card is Old Olive 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.
Have you used the new Springtime Foils Specialty designer series paper from the Sale-a-Bration new choices?  I thought I could live without it, but I was wrong!   It is just so beautiful that now I actually have several packs!   The metallics are exquisite.  The dots paper measures 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.  To add even a little more interest, I embossed in copper the big swirly stamp from Falling Flowers.  I also colored the flowers of a sheet of the same paper pack using the Old Olive and Pink Pirouette light colors.  I then cut strips.  The one on the left is 3/4 x 4 1/4 and the one on the right is 1/2 x 4 1/4.   Adhere all of this to the front of the card.  Don't overlap, just butt them next to each other.
Add a piece of the Old Olive paper from the Color Theory 6 x 6 designer series paper stack measuring 1/2 x 3.
Attach the body of the butterfly with glue dots.  Place them behind the copper so they do not show.  I added a bow made with the Copper Trim.  It can also be attached with a glue dot.
Emboss Happy Birthday from Picture Perfect Birthday on a strip of white.  Hint:  I punched this out with the Classic Label Punch and then trimmed the ends straight.
CCMC #500 Beautiful Day inside
For the inside of the card, emboss the large swirl from Falling Flowers in copper.  Add a strip of the colored foils paper 1/2 inch wide.  The saying is embossed in copper also.  It's from Picture Perfect Birthday.
CCMC500 Beautiful Day
I love how this card turned out!  This Springtime Foils Specialty paper makes making a gorgeous card easy!
CCMC500 Beautiful Day by Luv 2 Create
Now you have the opportunity to make your own celebration card using this sketch!  Don't forget to go to the Create with Connie and Mary blog.
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Color Fusers Blog Hop for March 2018

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for March.  We are featuring the colors Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, and Crushed Curry.  You'll be seeing some great ideas using these colors on the hop.  You might have come from Melissa.  She is so artistic, isn't she!  I'm so glad you are here.

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These colors make me think of spring.  It makes me happy to know that by the end of March spring will be here in full force!  We have been having a warm spell here.  In fact my husband actually mowed the grass last week.  Somehow I just don't feel like winter has left us completely yet.

One Big Day for Color Fusers

For my card I'm using One Big Meaning and Swirly Bird.  These are both in the Annual Catalog.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score the card stock at 4 1/4 and fold.

The Rich Razzleberry layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.

The Garden Green layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I stamped it all over with the swirly outline in Garden Green just to add a little more interest.  Don't be afraid to overlap and to go off the page.

On Whisper White, stamp the words from One Big Meaning in Rich Razzleberry.  I used the Stamperatus for this to make sure I had good dark coverage.  Stamp the flowers in Rich Razzleberry for the larger and Crushed Curry for the smaller.  The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  The smaller leaves are stamped off first.  Add the veins with Garden Green.  Trim around your stamping with snips and add to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the little bird in razzleberry, cut him out and add to the card with dimensionals.

One Big Day for Color Fusers inside

The words in the inside of the card are from Perennial Birthday.  Add more flowers and leaves.

One Big Day and Swirly Bird

I have a lot of birthdays on my list for March so someone will be getting this card.  I do think they will like it!  Don't you love these colors together!

I'm so excited to see all of the other samples using these colors.  Don't forget to continue on the hop!  Kelly is next.


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Party Pandas Birthday Celebration

Party Pandas is one of the most popular Sale-a-Bration items this year.  They are just so cute!  My card for today will fit in nicely with the  Global Design Project, so I'm going to link to it also.

Here is my card.  I told you they are cute!

Party Pandas Luv 2 Create

I love black and white and a little pop of color.   I used several different patterned papers to help me acheive this.

The card base is Thick Whisper White.  It is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  With the thick card stock, you really need to score before you fold.  It will look so much better!

The black and white papers are both from the Tutti-Fruttti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  The stripe paper is 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The dotted paper is 1 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The Berry Burst paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper stack.  It is cut 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Butt these papers up beside each other.

If you were lucky enough to get the Stamperatus, I suggest you use it to stamp the panda.  You know that you want to have a solid and dark panda.  I used the Memento Black ink for this.  Cut him out with the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  Cut a Berry Burst scalloped circle to use as a frame.  Add 5 Berry Burst Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  Color in the hat with the Berry Burst Stampin' Write Marker.  

The Happy Birthday was stamped in black on a white scrap.  Punch it out with the Classic Label Punch and glue to the panda.

The Silver Mini Sequins are perfect for a little added sparkle.  You'll need about 12 inches.  I used glue dots to adhere the sequins on the card base so that they would stick out from behind the circle.  The circle is attached with dimensionals.

Party Pandas from Luv 2 Create inside

Inside the card you'll need another 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of Berry Burst.  Stamp another panda (use the Stamperatus!).  The Love You is from the Party Pandas stamp set.

Party Pandas by Luv 2 Create

This is such a fun card!  It would be great for anyone young or old and even in between!  

You'll need to make a $50 purchase before the end of March to earn the Party Pandas stamp set.  Don't let it pass you by!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #499 Wow!

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #499.  This week we have a color challenge.  We are using Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, and Flirty Flamingo.


I went a little fancy today.  It didn't start out that way, but some cards just morf out of control.  Has that happened to you?  I do like the way the card turned out.  It's definitely meant for someone fancy.

CCMC #499  Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Pool Party measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded at 4 1/4.

The Flirty Flamingo layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The next layer is paper from the Petal Garden 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.

So let's start with the words.  They are cut from more of the Petal Garden paper.  The CELEBRATE is from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  This is a Sale-a-Bration choice with a $100 purchase.  The good news is that these dies will be carried over to the new catalog in June.  The BIRTHDAY is from the Happy Birthday Thinlits.  Simply cut off the HAPPY from the top.  The easy way to glue down these words is to use a sponge.  Squeeze some of the glue on a Silicone Craft Sheet.  Dip the sponge in the glue and dab it on the back of the words.  Be careful not to move the words around so they don't get glue on the front of them.  Then glue where you want them.

The word YOUR is found in the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.  It's part of a phrase, but I used only the word needed.  Stamp it in Flirty Flamingo and cut around the word.

Aren't the flowers beautiful on this card?  I bet you are wondering where they can be found.  They are also part of the Petal Garden designer papers.  I just cut out the flowers and glued them to the card.

Finally, leaves were punched with the Leaf Punch from Vellum card stock and scattered around the card where I felt they were needed.

CCMC #499 Petal Garden DSP inside

For the inside, I used the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set again.  The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum for the outline.  The inside of the flower has been stamped off.  The sentiment is stamped in Pool Party.

CCMC #499 Petal Garden DSP

So this card is a combination of quite a lot of products.  I like to put different things together and see how they work together.  I guess you can see that I had a little difficulty using the Flirty Flamingo with Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party.  I think a little accent of this color works just fine.

Thanks for looking at my take on this Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  These are a lot of fun to do!

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