Garden Impresions Designer Series Paper with Daisy Delight

Have you seen the new 6 x 6 pack of designer paper called Garden Impressions?  Stampin' Up! has done it again!  It is so pretty and will be available on June 1st when the new annual catalog goes live.

Garden Impressions 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper

See how pretty it is?  Here's the card I made using one of the sheets.

Garden Impressions DSP with Daisy Delight by Jo Anne Hewins for Luv 2 Create

I love tiny designs so this is probably my favorite piece.  Here are the details for the card.

The card base of Night of Navy measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.  The Crushed Curry layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Crushed Curry is not listed as one of the colors in the pack, but it matches this sheet.  I thought is looked a little better than So Saffron.  The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

I wrapped the Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine around the card 3 times.  It's retiring so I was generous with it.  As I write this post, it is still available on the Last Chance List.  Find it here.  I used my bow maker to make a bow of the twine.  Add it later with a glue dot.

The focal point on the card is the daisy from the Daisy Delight Bundle.  Stamp the daisy 2 times using Crushed Curry ink on So Saffron cardstock.  I used my Aqua Painter and some of the ink from the lid of the Crushed Curry pad to add a little more color toward the inside of the petals.  Punch these out with the Daisy punch.  Use the Bone Folder to curl the petals of the daisies.  I curled one toward the front and one toward the back.  Use a dimensional to join the two with the curled back daisy on top.  For the center of the daisy, stamp it with Sahara Sand on So Saffron paper.  Punch it out with the 1/2" circle punch and add with a dimensional.

Garden Impressions and Daisy Delight close up of flower by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the leaf on Granny Apple Green cardstock with the same color 5 times.  You'll have to fussy cut this.  I attached the leaves after I placed the flower and the bow on the card.  Just put them where you like them.

Garden Impressions with Daisy Delight card by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  Stamp in Night of Navy on So Saffron cardstock and trim around it.

Garden Impression with Daisy Delight inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, I used a strip of the Garden Impressions paper that was left over.  It is 1/4 x 5 1/4.  The sentiment is from the Detailed with Love stamp set stamped in Night of Navy.  I gave this card to my friend Kaye for her birthday.  I did stamp a birthday greeting under the patterned paper strip for her.  I thought it looked nice.


Garden Impresions DSP and the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch by Jo Anne Hewins

So there you have it.  Everything will be available to you after June 1 except for the Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine.  I know that you will enjoy the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  You'll need to add it to your Shopping List!

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Ode to Bird Banter!

Products come and go.  It's the nature of the game.  There's nothing better than having new stuff to play with.  But there are those few sets that tug at your heart.  Bird Banter is my tug.  I love those birds!  So I wanted to use it for a blog post one more time.  I did sneak in a little of the new.

Bird Banter ode by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is Mossy Meadow cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Mossy Meadow is coming back!  Exciting!

The Pear Pizzazz layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  Stamp randomly in Mossy Meadow the little leaves from the Bird Banter set.

Take one of the Pearlized Doilies and cut off 1/3 of it.  Color the back of it with Mossy Meadow.  I ended up just laying the doily down on the pad and pressing to get great color.  It was messy.  If you do it this way, washing hands is a must when done!  Hint:  the pearlized size does not take color.  Wipe it off or you'll mess up your project!

The patterned paper is new from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It's 1 1/4 x 3 3/4.

Add a branch in Early Espresso using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

The Mossy Meadow leaves are cut using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  I used three of them.  The extra at the lower right are covering a smudge.  I'm pointing this out because that's what stampers do.  We fix our mistakes if we can!

The birds are stamped in Memento Black and colored with Blends.  I used Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie, and Light Old Olive.  Fussy cut and attach to the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and trim around it.  It's also attached with dimensionals.

Bird Banter card by Jo Anne Hewins close up

For the inside, add a sentiment from the Bird Banter set and another bird down in the corner.

Bird Banter inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is the perfect friend card.  I just love the saying about sharing your branch with someone.  Wouldn't you like to get this card?

Bird Banter Ode by Jo Anne Hewins for Luv 2 Create

This set and many other retiring products are while supplies last.  To check out the Stampin' Up! products still available in my online store go here.

Thank you so much for reading my blog today.  I enjoy sharing my cards.

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Southern Serenade in Copper!

I love the Southern Serenade stamp set.  I'm sharing a card today that we'll be making in my April card class.  I'm excited about how it turned out.

Southern Serenade with Copper Emboss by Jo Anne Hewins

It looks a little fancy, doesn't it!  The card base is Pool Party 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

Stamp the base with the lacy looking stamp set in Pool Party ink.  Let this dry just a little.  We don't usually wait for this type of ink to dry, but I want to make sure that none of the Copper Emboss Powder sticks to it.  Make sure that you rub over the whole front of the card with the Embossing Buddy.  The stamp I used is from the Timeless Textures stamp set.  Stamp this in Versamark randomly over the front of the card.  Apply the copper powder and heat with the Heat Tool.

Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  Stamp the flower stem in Versamark and emboss with the copper powder.  Make a wash of Pool Party color by mashing the lid of the Pool Party pad.  You'll get ink in the lid.  Using the Aqua Painter, add a drop of water, mix, and apply to the paper.  Let this dry completely.  You can use the Heat Tool to speed this along if you wish.  Spritz some Night of Navy sprinkles by pulling the large end of the marker against the lid of the marker.  Add a few sequins from the Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequin pack.

Serene Serenade Watercolor Paper panel by Jo Anne Hewins

Add a bow made with Copper Trim.  The word friend is from the Waterfront stamp set.  Stamp in Versamark on a scrap of Watercolor Paper.  Emboss with the copper emboss powder.  Trim around the word.  Add to the Watercolor panel.  Attach this panel with dimensionals.

Serene Serenade inside of card   Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, stamp more of the lacy stamp round the edges.  The saying is from Serene Serenade.

Serene Serenade Copper card by Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card is so elegant!  I could see it being a wedding card with a few little changes.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 489 Waterfront

Today on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, we have a color challenge.


We are using Fresh Fig, Soft Sky, and Sahara Sand.  I love these colors together!  For some reason, it made me think of the woods in the winter.  So this is the card that I made.


It just feels so calm and serene.  The trees are from a new set called Waterfront.  This stamp set will be in the new Occasions catalog beginning on January 3rd.  You are going to love it!


Start with a card base of Fresh Fig 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The Sahara Sand layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  It is attached with dimensionals.

The Soft Sky layer is 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.  It is also attached with dimensionals.

The next layer is Shimmery White card stock.  It measures 3 x 4 1/4.  Make a wash of Soft Sky on this layer.  I used a few drops of Soft Sky reinker in the lid of the pad.  Add a couple drops from your Aqua Painter and mix.  I left a little white around some of the edges.  Let this dry.

Stamp the trees from Waterfront.  Some are stamped in Sahara Sand.  The Fresh Fig trees are stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on the project.

The word friend is also from the Waterfront stamp set.  Stamp it in Fresh Fig.

Stamp some stars on your project in Soft Sky.  This is from the Night in Bethlehem stamp set.  This set is being carried over so it will be available for a while.

Add droplets of Wink of Stella over the layer.  Hold out a finger and tap the Wink of Stella against it to randomly add the spots.

CCMC#489 Waterfront inside

Here is the inside of the card.  More trees are added and stars just as on the front.  The sentiment is from the Waterfront set.

CCMC #489

This card is quick and easy.  I think it's very pretty.

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Graceful Garden Case the Catalog

Do you ever feel that there a just no new ideas?  You've lost your mojo.  Many times we will go to Pinterest in hopes of sparking ideas.  It's a great place to go.  For my last class, I just felt devoid of all creative juices.  I decided to take a look at the 2017-2108 Annual Catalog.  It's full of ideas!  I also wanted to use some of the stamp sets I hadn't used yet.  You probably don't have those, right?  I'm not sure I believe that!  So I went to page 56 of the catalog and spied this card using the Graceful Garden stamp set.

Graceful Garden catalog

Here's the card that we made in class.

Graceful Garden catalog CASE

Don't you just love the new Garden Trellis Embossing Folder?  It's just classy.  My card base is Berry Burst cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Run the front through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.  I ran it through with the card open.  Line the score line with the folder.

The Lemon-Lime Twist card stock measures 3 x 5.

The Whisper White card stock measures 2 3/4 x 4 3/4.  Rub the Embossing Buddy over the paper and stamp the rose in Versamark.  Use Gold Embossing Powder to cover the image and heat with the Heat Tool.

Use the Berry Burst 1/2 inch Finely Woven Ribbon to tie a knot around the white piece.

Adhere all the layers.  Easy, peasy!

Graceful Garden inside

Here's the inside of the card.  Yes, we just had to emboss the small rose on the inside, too!  The sentiment for this card comes from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

I'll be sharing more CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or (Copy and Selectively Edit) cards in the next few posts.  Take a look at the catalog and see what sparks your creativity.  Need a catalog?  If you don't already have a demonstrator, let me know and I'll send you one.  I can also send you the new Holiday Catalog going live on September 1.

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