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Hanging Garden Swap Card

I am so happy that the Hanging Garden stamp set will be in the new annual catalog.  I used this set to make another one of my swap cards for OnStage Atlanta.  The card started as a CASE of a card done by Mary Fish.  I fancied it up a little.  Here is my card.

Hanging Garden by Jo Anne Hewins

Mary's card was Night of Navy.  I used Basic Black with mine so I could use some of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

Start with a  card base of Basic Black cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold in half at 4 1/4.

The Whisper White layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I just laugh every time I write that long name for the folder!  Add a strip of the Petal Passion paper that is 1 x 5.

Stamp the hanging basket with Memento Black ink on Whisper White and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Cut a coordinating scalloped black oval using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  Adhere the two.  Color the hanging basket with Stampin' Write Markers.  I used Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  They are part of the 2017-2019 In Colors.  the basket is Smoky Slate from the Neutrals Collection.  Put dimensionals on the back.  Adhere some of the Black Metallic Thread to the dimensionals and then attach to the card front.

Hanging Garden close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The Hang in There is from the Hanging Garden stamp set.  Stamp in black on a 1/2" strip of Whisper White.  Notch the ends and add with dimensionals.

The sequins are from the Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins in Lemon Lime Twist.  They add the perfect finishing touch!

Hanging Garden Jo Anne Hewins inside

Here's the inside of the card.  I added the saying, the hanging basket, and butterflies all in black from the Hanging Garden stamp set.

Hanging Garden by Luv 2 Create

Here's a different view.  Some of my swaps used the Berry Burst sequins.  These cards are prett easy to make.  I did the inside with my Stamperatus all at once.  That really made things go much quicker!

The Hanging Gardens is a great stamp set.  I think Stampin' Up! made a wise decision to keep it!

Would you like to see the front of the new catalog?  We can not show the inside yet!

Catalog 2018-2019
Would you like to check out the Retiring Lists?  The current annual catalog and the Occasions catalog will end on May 31, but many of the products could go quickly.  Go here to check out all of the Retiring Products.

Want to see information about the Color Revamp?  Go here.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #483

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge today.  We are using the colors Powder Pink, Pool Party, and Night of Navy.


I was thinking about it being November already.  Can you believe it?  Suddenly my mind was transported to my days of teaching first grade.  I began thinking about the activities we would be having in November.  Thoughts of the place mats we would weave came to mind.  And thus, the card for today.

CCMC #483

This card begins with a Thick Whisper White card stock base.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The patterned papers are from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (Powder Pink) and the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (Pool Party).  Cut strips that are 1/2 inch wide.  The pink ones are about 6 inches long and the blue ones are about 4 inches long.  Weave these pieces in an over and under pattern.  I cut the ends in a diagonal pattern and used lots of glue dots to secure the ends.  Adhere to the paper.

The Night of Navy branch is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The navy bird is from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies.

The heart, from Ribbon of Courage, is stamped in Powder Pink, dipped in Clear Embossing Powder, and heated.  Cut out the heart with the Support Ribbon Frameits.  

The word Courage, stamped in Night of Navy, is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  It's on a 1/2 inch piece of Whisper White and is notched on the end.  Adhere with dimensionals.

CCMC483 inside

The inside has a little more weaving.  I just couldn't stop once I started.  The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage.

CCMC #483  Ribbon Of Courage

So, here's a little bird delivering his own little words of courage.  So many of us face all kinds of difficulties.  Well, we all do, don't we.  Reach out and give someone a little comfort!

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Tree Rings Background Stamp CASE

I've been working on CASEing some of the cards in our annual catalog.  Today I'll be looking at the card pictured on page 164.  It uses the new Tree Rings background stamp.  Here is the picture in the catalog.

Tree rings catalog

This is the card that I made.  We made this card in class this week.

Tree Rings CASE card

The card base is Crumb Cake measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored 4 1/4.  Stamp the Tree Rings background stamp on the front in Early Espresso.

The daisy is stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto Rich Razzleberry.  Make two of them. Punch out with the new Daisy punch.  Stamp the center of the daisy all in razzleberry and punch out with the 1/2 inch circle punch.  Also stamp a razzleberry circle with the 1 inch circle punch.  Cut this circle all around in little slits.  Adhere the parts of the daisy with dimensionals.  Curve the petals using your bone folder.  Use the Daisy Delight bundle.

Stamp 3 leaves on Old Olive and fussy cut them out.

This card has the beautiful copper trim running around the card and a little bow. Now, if you were in my class, you are saying WHAT!  I did not have the ribbon on the class cards.  To be honest, I found that I didn't have enough of the ribbon and it was too late to order more.  It really looked fine without the ribbon.

The words, stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake, are from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.  It coordinates with the Lovely Words Thinlits.  That's where we got the word hugs.  It's cut out of the copper foil.  Here's a copper foil hint:  When you cut some thinlits out of foil, you can see the little dots from the back of the thinlit.  If you use the Precision Plate, you will not see those dots.

Tree Rings CASE inside

Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Sorry for Everything.

When you stamp the flowers, stamp off the solid stamp.  The detailed stamp is full force.  The stems are Old Olive.

Tree Rings

I am loving the Tree Rings background stamp.  I think this was a nice CASE.

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Up and Away with the Color Fusers

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for August!  Today we are using the colors Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.

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Here is my card.

Up and Away with Color Fusers

For this card I used the Up and Away Thinlits introduced in the Occasions catalog and carried over to the new Annual catalog.  I'm so glad that it carried over!  I love that big balloon.  Here are the details for my card.

The card base is Berry Burst cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Basic Black layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  If you are interested in saving paper, cut the big balloon using the Up and Away Thinlits from the center of this layer.  The Whisper White layer measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

For the white layer, use the cloud stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. Mix a drop of Smoky Slate ink refill in with some of the Embossing Paste right on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Using a palette knife, spread the paste over the stencil.  Be sure to wash the craft sheet, stencil, and knife as soon as possible.  Don't ruin them be letting the paste dry on there!

Cut the pieces that go behind the balloon using Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  Glue them.  The heart, from Berry Burst, is also from the Up and Away Thinlits.  Use the same thinlits for the clouds using some Whisper White scraps.

The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the Powder Pink ribbon on it is from the Support Ribbon Framelits.

Pop up the white clouds and the balloon using dimensionals.

Up and Away Color Fusers inside

The sentiment inside is also from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  Add another heart and ribbon just as the outside.

Up and Away Color Fusers August  2017

I think this is a great card of encouragement, but you could make it for any occasion by changing the words.  The Up and Away Thinlits make it so easy to make that large balloon, and it's so striking with the black outline.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463

Good morning!  I'm here again with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463.  Today we are using the picture on page 131 of the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 annual catalog.

I chose to follow the layout of the card.  Here's my card.

CCMC#463 Ribbon of Courage

There's so much to love about the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Since I just got this pack, I decided to use it!

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White card stock.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.
  • Cut the herringbone paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This covers the entire card front.
  • The wood look paper measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Be careful how you cut these.  You want the wood grain in the right direction.
  • The dotted paper is cut at 1 1/4 x 4.
  • My Whisper White paper is 1 1/2 x 3.   Stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage in Garden Green.
  • Cut 3 flowers in Soft Sky and 3 leaves in Garden Green using the Support Ribbon Framelits.  You might have missed the flower and leaf in this set.  Take a look! They are fantastic!  Add two of the flowers and leaves on each side of the sentiment.  The other flower and leaf goes inside.
  • Finish off with a little bling.  Put the Silver Faceted Gems in the center of the flowers and add some rhinestones on near the sentiment.

Support Ribbon Framelits flower and leaf

Here's a close up of the flower and leaf.  Don't you love it.  Very flower child!

CCMC#463 inside

Here's a look at the inside of the card.  The words are from Artistically Asian.  It's stamped in Early Espresso.  I also added an espresso dot in the center of the flower so the card would close flat.  I love how this card turned out.  It does have flowers, but with the colors, it could be a little masculine.

Support ribbon flower card

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