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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for August A Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for August.  Today we a sharing a sneak peek into the Holiday Catalog.  You are going to love it!  My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I am from the United States.

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I'm using the Dashing Deer stamp set and the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  Of course, you can get these as a bundle!  Here's my card. 

Dashing Deer by Jo Anne Hewins for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

There are several new products used in my card.  We'll get to that in the directions.

Start with a card base of Cherry Cobbler measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is also Cherry Cobbler.  It is 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this layer through the Big Shot with the new Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder.  I love it!

Cut the largest oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits out of Very Vanilla card stock.

Stamp the reindeer on another scrap of Very Vanilla.  Use Cherry Cobbler ink.  I did set this up on the Stamparatus.  After you have stamped the reindeer, clean your stamp and ink it with Versamark.  Stamp.  Now use the Clear Embossing Powder on it and heat.  It's so pretty.  Cut with the Detailed Deer Thinlits.

Dashing Reindeer for Stampin' Dreams close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Lay the deer on the oval and determine where it will be.  Stamp the sentiment where it will fit.  This saying is from a new stamp set called Peaceful Noel.  Now add the reindeer with dimensionals.

Did you see the greenery?  It's a PUNCH!  It's called the Sprig Punch.  I punched four of these using Call Me Clover.  Place them in the corners.

Dashing Deer for Stampin' Dreams inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside is all the Dashing Reindeer bundle.  The saying is in Cherry Cobbler.  The cut out in the corner is part of the Detailed Deer Thinlits.  Cute, isn't it!

Dashing Deer Christmas Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  Don't forget to continue on the hop.  Who doesn't like a sneak peek!  You'll see more products and samples.  Yea!  I'm Jo Anne Hewins so you can find your place.


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A Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

I was inspired to create today's Christmas card when I saw a card on Pinterest by Leanne who is at  Isn't Pinterest a wonderful resource!  Here is my card.

Hearts Come Home Christmas Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I know that it's early for Christmas, but really, maybe it's never too early!  There's a lot to do at Christmas and it doesn't hurt to get a head start.

Start with a card base of Old Olive cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Night of Navy measuring 4 x 5 1/4.

Stamp the sentiment from Hearts Come Home at the bottom of the card in Versamark.  Add Silver Embossing Powder and melt with the Heat Tool.

Next add a 2 x 4 piece of the Old Olive and Night of Navy plaid from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper.

Used the Stitched Shapes to cut the oval from Whisper White.  The scallop Old Olive frame was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the houses on the oval.  I wanted to be sure to get a dark solid image for them.  If you are going to make multiples of this card, I would set up the tall house on one of the plastic plates.  Line up the other house on the other plate of the Stamparatus.  Stamp these in Night of Navy.  Also stamp the moon and the dots.  The trees are cut using the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  Add with glue for one and dimensionals for the other two.  Add a little Wink of Stella to the trees.  You can always use a little glimmer!  Add the ovals to the card with dimensionals.

Use the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon to add a bow.

Hearts Come Home Christmas Card close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Need just a little more glimmer?  Use the Twinkle Builder Punch to punch a few stars from the Sparkly Glimmer paper.  This new glimmer paper is fantastic!  The glitter stays put.  No more mess!!!!!

Hearts Come Home Christmas Card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card use Night of Navy and Old Olive ink.  Everything is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  Stamp the house and trees directly on the Whisper White paper.

There's just something about blue and green together.  I love that combination!

Hearts Come Home Christmas Card variation by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's just a little variation on the card above.  The words are stamped on Whisper White in Night of Navy.  Cut apart and add to the card.  Which do you like best?

Bonus Days

It's Bonus Days!  For every $50 you spend, you get a coupon for $5 off.  This can be spent in September.  Stampin' Up! will email the coupon codes to you.  Be sure to keep it!  You might even want to print them and put them in a safe place.  SU will not be able to send you another email.  Now, I must say that sometimes I put things in a safe place and it's so safe I can't find them.  Don't do that!  These coupons will come in handy when the Holiday Catalog goes live on September 5th.  Believe me, it's a fantastic catalog!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursay Challenge #520 Pop of Petals

I just got the Pop of Petals bundle and decided to use it for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #520.  This week we have a sketch.


As I started work on this card, it became a Christmas card.  Funny, how some cards seem to take on a life of their own.  So here is the card.

CCMC#520 Pop of Petals Christmas by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

The banners are from the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  The Call Me Clover banner is 1 3/4 x 5 1/2.  The Lovely Lipstick banner is 1 3/4 x 3 3/4.

The large label is from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  It's out of Whisper White.  I really love that label!  The sentiment on the label if from Night in Bethlehem stamped in Call Me Clover.

CCMC#520 Pop of Petals Christmas card close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the flowers on Lovely Lipstick cardstock using Tuxedo Memento Black ink.  You will need two for each flower.  Stamp again on Pineapple Punch cardstock for the center of the flower.  You will need to fussy cut this with your snips.  Stamp the leaves on Call Me Clover in the same ink.  Punch out the flowers and leaves with the Four-Petal Flower Punch.  Cut the leaves in half.  As you assemble the flowers, put a dimensional between the lipstick layers.

CCMC#520 Pop of Petals inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Inside, add another flower.  The sentiment is from Christmas Pines stamped in Call Me Clover.

CCMC#520 Pop of Petals bundle Christmas Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I know it's early for Christmas even though I'm watching Christmas in July on the Hallmark channel as I type this post.  Surely, I'm not the only one!

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A Rhino Thank You with Animal Outing

If you went to the OnStage events for Stampin' Up! you got the stamp set Animal Outing for FREE.  There are thinlits that go with this set, but they have not been available.  I'll be ordering the Animal Friends Thinlits as soon as I can.  That's June 1 by the way.  This is a great set.  Here is the card I made without the thinlits.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You by Jo Anne Hewins

I kind of like how this turned out.  Simplicity.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Make sure you score for a smooth fold and then use the Bone Folder to burnish.

The Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was used to cover the front.  I used the lightest color.  Cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Using the Stamperatus, stamp the thank you sentiment.  This is called hinge stamping.  Align the stamp in the top left corner between the 2 hinges.  Ink and stamp.  Then move the plate down one hinge.  Ink and stamp.  Repeat until you get to the bottom of the page.  I used Soft Suede ink.

Stamp the rhino in memento black ink on Whisper White.  I used the Stamperatus for this too.  I wanted to make sure that the black outline was dark enough.  Color the rhino with Blends.  I used the Ivory for the tusk with a little Light Crumb Cake.  The rhino was colored with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  The little bird was colored with the Light and Dark Pool Party Blends with Light Calypso Coral for the beak.  Use the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the rhino and a Soft Suede coordinating scallop circle.  Attach these with dimensionals.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You close up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card,  stamp the branch in memento in the upper right corner.  Color these with the Light and Dark Old Olive and the Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede and is from the Animal Outing stamp set.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

It really doesn't take long to make this card.  It's a perfect Thank You for anyone young or old.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You card by Jo Anne Hewins for Luv 2 Create

I think Animal Outing just might be one of those must have bundles.  The animals are just so cute.

I made a Facebook Live today and I'm going to add it.  I also made an alternative card with leaves.


Which do you like best?  Let me know.

Animal Outing rhino card with leaves by Jo Anne Hewins

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #488, Baby Bear

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #488.  This week we have a sketch.


Surely it has nothing to do with the fact that I am going to be a grandmother for the first time, but I chose to use the Baby Bear stamp set.  By the way, we found out that it is a girl!!!!!  Here is the card.

CCMC #488 Baby Bear

Isn't it cute!  

Start with Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2.  This paper folds much better with a score line.

Cut a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper to fit the front.  That's 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Adhere.  Use the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack for the accent pieces.  The stripe is 1/2 x 5 1/4.  The checked is 1 x 4 1/2.

The bear sits on a Whisper White circle cut using the largest circle of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

The bear is stamped on Whisper White.  I used Crumb Cake for the bottom layer, Soft Suede for the second less detailed stamp, and Early Espresso for the top detailed stamp.  Let me tell you that I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position the bear.  I could not do it without it!  I'm hoping the coming Stamperatus will help with stamps like this!  The bow is part of the Baby Bear stamp set.  I stamped off the Cherry Cobbler in the more solid stamp and stamped full force with the more detailed stamp.  Fussy cut the bear and the bow.  The bow is adhered with dimensionals.

Cut up the arms of the bear and place some of the Boxwood Wreaths in his paws.  You can straighten this out.  Adhere with glue dots.

Baby Bear Christmas close up

The stocking and teddy bear were stamped in Early Espresso on white scrap.  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers.  Fussy cut.  These stamps are from Santa's Sleigh.  I did fussy cut these, but there are coordinating Santa's Sleigh Thinlits.

The sentiment is from Santa's Sleigh stamped in Garden Green and punched with the Classic Label Punch.

Baby Bear Christmas inside

The inside has the bear and stocking again from Santa's Sleigh.  The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes.

Baby Bear for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  By this time next year I'll have my own little granddaughter.  I might just save this card for her!

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