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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #504 Bird Banter

Welcome again to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #504.  This week we have a sketch for you.


I decided to use some of my favorite designer series paper, the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6.  I also used Bird Banter.  I love that stamp set!  I would love to see it in the new annual catalog.  Well, we'll soon know.  Here's my card for this week.

CCMC #504 Bird Banter by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2.  Burnish the fold with your Bone Folder.

All of the designer paper is from the Tutti Frutti stack.  The Night of Navy piece is 2 x 5 1/4.  The Lemon Lime Twist paper measures 2 x 2 5/8.  The Calypso Coral paper is cut at 2 x 2 1/2.  When gluing this, leave the white base showing around the card and between the pieces.

Stamp the toucan on a piece of Whisper White using Memento Black.  The toucan is from the Bird Banter stamp set.  Use your Blends to color in the bird.  The Blends are temporarily not orderable.  I hope you got them.  If not, be patient.  They are coming and you WILL want them.  Sorry about the inconvenience.  I used the light and dark blends from Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Night of Navy.  The Lemon Lime around the eye is a Stampin' Write Marker from the 2016-2018 In Colors.  You could use the Stampin' Write markers for the rest of the bird, too.  Cut out the bird with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Stamp the branch on scrap paper and cut it out with your snips.  Glue it on the circle under the bird.  Part of the branch will extend over the circle.  Attach the circle with dimensionals.

CCMC #504 Bird Banter close up  Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for this card is from Bird Banter.  Stamp it on a 3/4 inch strip of whisper white.  Leave plenty of room on each side of the saying.  You will need your Stampin' Trimmer.  Use the scoring blade and score next to the saying on each side.  Then move over from the score line you made 1/4 inch and score again from both sides.  Cut the strip the length you want from the last score lines and notch the ends.  Fold as you see in the picture.  NOTE:  Add dimensionals to the end pieces.  When you adhere to the card make sure that the saying can fold flat so you can put it in an envelope.

CCMC #504 Bird Banter inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Use Bird Banter for the inside of the card.  I did color the bird with my Blends again.  I admit I forgot that the Blends do bleed through.  My suggestion is to stamp the bird on Whisper White and cut it out.  The branch can be stamped on the card since the marker does not bleed through.

CCMC#504 Bird Banter for Luv 2 Create Jo Anne Hewins

So there you have it.  This is a great little appreciation card.  I hope you'll try it.  Have you subcribed to my newsletter.  Just scroll up to the top and subscribe.  I send my Tuesday's Timely Tidbits every Tuesday, hince the name!  Thanks for looking at my card for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

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Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte

 I've decided to take on the color challenge from the Global Design Project.  They are using Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and Calypso Coral.


Here is my card using the Coffee Cafe bundle found on page 31 of the Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Coffee Cafe bundle by Jo Anne Hewins

This was a fun card to make.  Let's get to the details.

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

The Calypso Coral layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Pear Pizzazz stripe paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I find that lately I'm using these measurements quite a lot.

The Delicate White Doily was cut in half and then sponged with Calypso Coral with a sponge dauber.  Add it to the bottom third of the card.  I just used some of the Multipurpose Glue lightly in some of the larger spaces.  Wrap Linen Thread around this panel.  I went around about 4 times.

The coffee cup itself is cut using the Coffee Cups Framelits out of the Soft Suede leaf paper from the Coffee Break paper.  Add this to the card with dimensionals since the Linen Thread is there.

The wrap for the coffee is cut from Soft Suede.  I love the way the framelit cuts and embosses at the same time.  The sign is stamped in Calypso Coral on a Whisper White scrap and cut out with the framelits.  Add it with dimensionals.  Stamp the lid in coral on white and cut out.  Use dimensionals to attach the lid.

Add a Linen Thread bow with a rolled up glue dot.

Coffee Cafe close up

For the decoration, cut out some of the sprigs on the Soft Suede leaf pattern from Coffee Break.  Use the Aqua Painter to color in the berries, leaves, and stem.   Press the lid of the stamp pad and use the ink from there.  I love how this all turned out.  Glue in place.

Coffee Cafe inside of card

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from Coffee Cafe in Soft Suede.  Add another leaf sprig that you have colored.

Coffee Cafe bundle by Luv 2 Create

I haven't used the Coffee Cafe stamp set in a while.  It was fun to get it out again.  It was good to use some of the Coffee Break designer paper, too.

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Petal Palette a CASE

We can get inspiration from so many sources.  There's Facebook, Pinterest, and many others.  Today I am using the Stampin' Success Magazine sent out to demonstrators.  I'm using the card on page 17.  I did change a few things for my card.

Petal Palette

For my card base, I used Fresh Fig.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  I stamped Thank You randomly over the front of the base stamping one, two, and three times without reinking.  Stamp in the same color as the base.

The Whisper White panel is 2 3/4 x 4.  Stamp the leaves from Petal Palette in Emerald Envy.  Stamp the first and then stamp again without more ink.  Add the dots in Night of Navy ink.  The Thank You is repeated here all stamped off.  Put dimensionals on the panel before adding to the card.

Run Linen Thread around the card three times.  I just tape it on the back of the panel.  Add a Linen Thread bow with a rolled up glue dot.

Petal Palette close up

Add a Thank You banner.  It is stamped in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White measuring 3/4 x 2.  Notch the end.  Put a dimensional on the left of this banner and glue down the right to the white panel.

Petal Palette inside

Here is the inside of the card.  Everything is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  There are lots of sentiments in this set, so you could make this card for any occasion!

Petal Palette card

I love the Fresh Fig, Emerald Envy, and Night of Navy together.  The Petal Palette stamp set is just wonderful.  It also coordinates with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  Did you know that if you purchase this Bundle, you'll also qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item?  It all goes live today!!!!!  I've been featuring new "stuff"  since December 18th.  Go back and take a look.  All of those items are now available!

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Heartfelt Blooms: A Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek

The excitement is building as we anticipate the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  You thought I was going to say Christmas, didn't you!  Well, yes, I admit that Christmas is much more important!  But you do have to admit that new catalog time is exciting too!  I think I might sound a little obsessed!  OK, I admit it!

I've been playing with some of the new stuff!  Here is my card for today.

Heartfelt Blooms & Petal Passion DSP

Just look at that image.  There is so much detail and depth to it!  This is Heartfelt Blooms from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It can be yours for FREE with a $50 purchase after January 3rd.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The beautiful black and white patterned paper is from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog.  Just wait until you see this paper!  It is beyond words!  Of course I do have a thing for black and white.  Cut the stripe paper at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to cover the entire front of the card.

The next layer is the dotted paper from the same pack.  It is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 1/2.

The Whisper White layer measures 3 x 4 1/4.  Stamp the image from Heartfelt Blooms to the right of the paper in Peekaboo Peach ink.  This leaves room for a ribbon of the Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding.  Tie in a knot.

The Thank You, stamped in Memento Black, is from Heartfelt Blooms also.

I finished with some Peekaboo Peach Enamel Dots.  These are retired, but they just looked great on the card.

Heartfelt Blooms inside

This is the inside of the card.  I stamped the image again.  The sentiment here is from the stamp set Petal Palette in the Occasions catalog.

Heartfelt Blooms

So there you have it.  It couldn't be easier!  I'm thinking this image will look fantastic in black.  I'll be playing with that!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #478 Paper Pumpkin

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #478.  This week we have a sketch.


As I started to work on this challenge I had my September Paper Pumpkin sitting on my table.  It was calling my name and telling me to do something with it.  This kit is fantastic!  Maybe it's just that I love the fall season.  Anyway, here is my card.

CCMC #478

Here's a picture of what the kit looks like for September.



For my card, I started with a card base of Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Cajun Craze layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  The Whisper White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

Stamp the large leaf in Soft Suede, stamped off, randomly on the white layer.

Cut a piece from the note card 3/4 x 4.  Sponge over the design in Soft Suede to highlight it a little.  Cut a piece from the envelope 1/2 x 4.  Add these banners with just a little of the envelope piece peeking out at the bottom.

Stamp the largest leaf punch out with Cajun Craze   Stamp one of the yellow leaves with the smaller leaf stamp in Soft Suede.  Add layers of the leaves, the tag and some of the twine from the kit.

CCMC #478 close up

Add the thank you sentiment from the set.  This might look a little better in Cajun Craze.  What do you think?

CCMC478 inside

Here is the inside of the card, all from the kit.  This is one great stamp set!


Here's the video about this kit.

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