Cards- Thank You

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #522 Tropical Chic

Hello to all of you!  So glad you have joined me for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch.

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This is the card that I made.  I used the Tropical Chic bundle and the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

CCMC #522 Tropical Chic by Jo Anne Hewins

I am one of those people who have a hard time cutting up my designer paper.  I did for this card and I love it.  Let me just say that the Stampin' Up! paper makes a card so pretty and so easy!

I started with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

I picked three different patterns from the Tropical Escape DSP.  The first covers the entire front of the card and is cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  That's the basic A2 size card.  I chose a mostly leaves print.  The next layer measures 3 x 4 1/2.  That's the Blushing Bride flowers layer.  The next layer of patterned paper is 3 x 3 1/4.  It has a green background with white leaves.

The banner is from Whisper White and measures 3/4 x 4 1/4.  The words are from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  Stamp in Shaded Spruce.  Add with dimensionals.

To decorate, I cut the leaves directly from the designer series paper.  Isn't is wonderful that the Tropical Thinlits fit the leaves on the paper!  Glue these down.  Stamp flowers in Blushing Bride and cut with the thinlits.  Add those with dimensionals.

CCMC #522 Tropical Chic inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying is from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  The lines are stamped in Shaded Spruce.  Add some of the left over paper to jazz up the inside!

CCMC #522 Tropical Chic and Tropical Escape by Jo Anne Hewins

So, get out your Stampin' Trimmer and cut up some of that designer series paper that you have.  You'll love the results!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #521 Pop of Petals

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we are using the colors Lovely Lipstick, Sahara Sand, and Blackberry Bliss.

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I think I used the Pop of Petals bundle last Thursday, but here it is again.  It does look completely different.  Here is my card.

CCMC #521 Pop of Petals by Jo Anne Hewins

Using these colors proved to  be difficult for me, but I think I did all right.

The card base is Blackberry Bliss.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Sahara Sand cut at 3 3/4 x 5.

The Lovely Lipstick layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Stamp the flower over the lipstick cardstock.  Stamp off the Lovely Lipstick first.

Stamp 2 of the flowers in Blackberry Bliss ink on Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  Punch them out.  Use a Bone Folder to curl the petals of the flowers.  Adhere the two off center with a dimensional.  Punch two leaves in Blackberry Bliss with the Leaf Punch.  The Sahara Sand sprigs are cut with the Flourish Thinlits.  Arrange as you wish!

CCMC#521 Pop of Petals close up of card by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment is from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  Stamp on Sahara Sand.  It's cut out with the Stitched Labels Framelits.  Tie it on with the Blackberry Bliss twine from the Nature's Twine pack.  Add the lipstick layer with dimensionals.

CCMC#521 Pop of Petals inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment for the inside if also from Tropical Chic.  Add another flower just like on the front.  No dimensionals.

CCMC #521 Pop of Petals color challenge by Jo Anne Hewins

There you have it.  I love punches!  I love framelits, too, but punches are just faster!

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Notes of Kindness Card Kit

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for July.  This month we are looking at the fabulous kits that Stampin' Up! has to offer.  I'm so glad you have joined us.  I hope you enjoy my projects.  My name is Jo Anne Hewins.

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My favorite kit is the Notes of Kindness Card Kit.  It's easy to assemble and so nice.  Saying thank you can be so important.  Here is a picture of the cards in the kit as I made them according to directions.

Notes of Kindness Card Kit assembled by Jo Anne Hewins

This kit has supplies to  make 20 cards, 5 each of each card above.  Wow!  It's an all inclusive kit meaning that the stamp set and everything you need is included.  Just add some of your adhesive.  AND, a refill kit is available to purchase without the stamp set, clear block, and ink.

Just to make life a little more interesting, I've made 3 samples using these materials in a different way!

Notes of Kindness Card Kit Alternative Samples by Jo Anne Hewins

Let's talk a little about each one.

Notes of Kindness Alternative Card #1 by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card, start with the card base that is green striped.  Use your Blackberry Bliss ink and the THANKS stamp.  Using the Stamparatus, hinge stamp the thanks down the right side.

Take one of the Blushing Bride stickers and cut it down the middle lengthwise.  Add this along the bottom.  Try to place this so that part of the flower petal covers the seam.

Add the flower using dimensionals.  Add some of the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins.  Divide a strand of the Blackberry Bliss cord from the Nature's Twine pack and make a bow.  Add this with a rolled up glue dot.

Notes of Kindness Card Kit Alternative #2 by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card, you'll need a Whisper White Note Card & Envelope.  Take one of the envelopes from the card kit and open it carefully at the seams so that you have a flat piece with the stripes showing.  Cut a piece of this 3 1/2 x 5 and adhere to the card front.

Stamp the plus sign stamp in Mossy Green on the front of the card.

Stamp the sentiment from the card kit in Mossy Meadow on one of the square punch outs.  I used the Stamparatus so I could stamp again if needed.  Add this with dimensionals.  Add the pink flower with dimensionals.

Add some of the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Notes of Kindness Card Kit Alternative #3 by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a full card.  Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

Using the Tropical Escape 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, cut the black leaves piece to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhere to the front of the card base.  The black and white stripe paper is cut to 2 x 5 1/2.  The Blushing Bride piece is 1/4 x 5 1/2.  There are 2 of these and they are butted up to the black and white stripe.

Using the Layering Circles, cut a circle from the Blushing Bride flower paper.  Adhere the Thank You sticker to the center of the circle.  Take the leaves punch out and cut it in half.  Place these pieces so that they come out from behind the circle.  Adhere all of this to the card with dimensionals.  Add a bow with a rolled up glue dot.  Use the left over twine from the card above.

Notes of Kindness Card Kit with 3 alternative cards by Jo Anne Hewins

So there you have three quick alternatives.  This is kit just so beautiful.  I love the colors!  I hope you'll consider adding this kit to your Wish List!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  Don't forget to take the rest of the blog hop!  I can't wait to see all of the ideas!  Thank you so much.  Please see the list of products below if you need some supplies.  I'd be so happy to help you.  My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I am from the USA.

 

 

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Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes

Have you tried the Healing Hugs stamp set?  It's so easy to make beautiful cards with this set!

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes Thank You by Jo Anne Hewins

Healing Note Cards & Envelopes Thinking of You by Jo Anne Hewins

You can see that these cards are the same except for the words.  I think they look great!  They are easy too.  I made 60 of these to send to shut ins, use as RAK cards, and thank yous.  It didn't take that long!

Start with the note cards.  They are Whisper White and are cut and ready to go!  Simple.  Really, these are some of the best buys in the catalog!  Find them on page 193.

Start with stamping the flowers.  I started with the top right.  Stamp this flower in Flirty Flamingo.  After inking the stamp, I added a little Melon Mambo color here and there with a sponge dauber right onto the stamp.  It adds just a little certain something to the flower.  Thanks for your tutorial, Patty Bennett.  The next flower was stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink. 

Make a mask for each of the flowers.  To do this stamp the flower on a sticky note making sure to overlap the sticky part and cut out the flower.  Stick on top of the flower on the card.  As I said, do this for both flowers.  Now you can add the background stamps.  I used stamped off Granny Apple Green and the stamp from Gallery Grunge.

While the masks are still in place, stamp the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  Pull off the masks.  They can be used over and over again.

The words are stamped in Memento Black.  I used the Stamparatus so that I could get the words good and dark.  The Thank You is from Abstract Impressions and the Thinking of You is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins 

The inside of the card is stamped the same as the front.  I just used the Lovely Lipstick flower.  Use the mask again.  The sentiment here is from Abstract Impressions.

Want to make these cards just a little more special?  Add some of the matching paper  in the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 DSP or the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes with matching envelopes by Jo Anne Hewins

I just know that the people who receive these will love them.  It has made me happy!

Healing Hugs Note Cards & Envelopes Thinking of You and Thank You cards by Jo Anne Hewins

It also makes me happy that you have joined me today!  I love sharing!  If you need a demonstrator, please consider me.  I would love to serve you!  During July, I'm sending three cards to those who order $50 or more before shipping and tax.  Cards will vary.  If you order is below $150, please use the Host Code W4AXCVZD.

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A Pressed Flowers Thank You

Hello again!  I'm so glad you have stopped by to see my card for today.  I'm using the Host set Pressed Flowers.  Here's my card.

Pressed Flowers Thank You card by Jo Anne Hewins

The Poppy Parade color is so vibrant, don't you think.

Start with the Poppy Parade card base cut at 4 1/4 x 11.  Fold at 5 1/2.  It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I stamped over the base with the leaf stem.  Stamp off Poppy Parade for this.

The Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack was used to get the 1 1/2 inch x 5 strip of Poppy banner.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch the end.

The Layering Ovals Framelits were used to cut the largest oval from Whisper White.  I used Lemon Lime Twist ink for the leaf stem.  Some full force and some stamped off.  The flower stems were colored directly on the stamps using Stampin' Write Markers.  The stems in Tranquil Tide and the flowers in Poppy Parade and Blackberry Bliss.

Pressed Flowers Thank You close up of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Take some of the Blackberry Bliss cord from Nature's Twine and divide the strands into 3 parts.  Use two to go around the card.  Tape down the ends under where the oval will go.  Tie a bow with the other strand.  Add the oval with dimensionals and then glue dot the bow.

The Thank You is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.  Stamp on white in Poppy Parade and then trim around it.

Pressed Flowers Thank You inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set stamped in Poppy Parade.  Add more of the leaf stems and flowers just as on the front.  I might have gotten a little carried away.  I love making cards.  I really don't like writting in them.  Sometimes I just leave enough space for a phrase and my name!

Pressed Flowers Thank You with Abstract Impressions by Jo Anne Hewins

I love this!  Pressed Flowers is a Host set.  You can get it by placing an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax so that you earn Host Rewards.  Ask me about it!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I'm so glad you did.  During the month of July, I will send those of you who order $50 or more before shipping and tax 3 free cards.  They will vary as I am picking from my stash of cards.  They do add up sometimes.  This is in addition to the Incentive Program already in place.  WOW!

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