Sea of Textures in Blueberry Bushel

There are so many new products from Stampin' Up! and this card has plenty!  Let me share it with you.

Sea of Textures stamp set with Blueberry Bushel by Jo Anne Hewins
I am loving the new Sea of Textures stamp set and coordinating Under the Sea Thinlits.  They are fantastic!  They will be available as a bundle on June 1.  This card also shows a new In Color called Blueberry Bushel.  We are going to enjoy this color over the next two years!

The Blueberry Bushel base is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.   The Blueberry Bushel stripe paper is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  Wow!  I cheated a little at this.  I wanted to save paper and knew I would have the insert in the middle.  So I cut two of the stripe paper 1 x 1/2.  I glued these pieces on each side.   The important hint for this is to use your Grid Paper.  They way you can make sure that the pieces are at the same place on each side.

The green is called Call Me Clover.  It's another In Color!  It measures 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  The next layer of blue dots is also from the In Color paper stack.  This is cut at 3 x 4.  Mount these two and glue them to the center of the card front.

The net, from the framelits, is cut from Whisper White.  I crinkled it up.  I attached the net by rolling up glue dots and placing them here and there.  Did you notice that I left a ripple in the net.  I think it would still be flat enough to mail without a problem.

The other sea embellishments are cut from Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Call Me Clover card stock.  Just place these where you think they will look good.

Sea of Textures  Blueberry Bushel card by Jo Anne Hewins close up

The octopus is stamped in Call Me Clover.  I did use the Stamperatus to make sure the solid parts of the stamp look great!  We are so fortunate to have this tool!  If you didn't already get this tool, it will also be available on June 1.  There's a framelit to cut out the octopus.  Adhere with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set.  Stamp on white and then fussy cut around the word.

Sea of Textures inside of Blueberry card by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside has words from the Detailed with Love stamp set.  It's new, too!  Stamp the octopus in Call Me Clover.  Use the stamperatus again.  The sea plant is stamped in Blueberry Bushel.

Sea of Textures card by Jo Anne Hewins with the Blueberry Bushel In Color

I really love this card.  I think we'll make it in my June classes!

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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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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #509 Love What You Do

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge.


We are using Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, and Pear Pizzazz.  As you know Stampin' Up! is going through a Color Revamp.  I'm happy to say that all of these colors made it into the new catalog!  Yes, Flirty Flamingo quickly went from a retiring In Color to one of the 10 in the Brights collection.  Go Flirty Flamingo!

Here is my card for this week.

CCMC #509 by Jo Anne Hewins

My card today shows all new product except for one thing.  I am using paper from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  At the time that I'm writing this post, (I'm a few days ahead) this paper was still in stock.  I would be surprised if that is still true today.

This cards begins with a card base of Sahara Sand measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.  Stamp in Sahara Sand over this front of the base.  All stamps for my project today come from the Love What You Do stamp set.  It's on the Early Release.

The Coffee Break paper is cut at 2 x 5 1/2.

On Whisper White stamp the watercolor look background stamp.  I used the Flirty Flamingo and stamped off first.  Using Basic Black Archival ink, stamp the large flowers.  I used the archival ink because I would be using the Aqua Painter.  I did use my Stamperatus to make sure to get a good dark print.  Squeese the lid of the stamp pad to get ink there.  Use an Aqua Painter to color in the three flowers.  I did stamp an additional flower for the bottom flower.  Color it in, cut out and adhere later over the original with dimensionals.

Stamp the other stems, two in Memento Black and the other in Pear Pizzazz.  Color in the flowers in Flirty Flamingo and the dots at the ends of the other stem with a Sahara Sand marker.  You will need to cut these stems out with your snips.  It does take time, but it is so worth it!

The Layering Circle Framelits were used to cut out the white layer and a scalloped Basic Black layer.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Stamp out thank you in Flirty Flamingo and fussy cut it as well.  Some will need glue and a few places will need dimensionals.

CCMC #509 Love What You Do by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card is all Love What You Do.  Stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo.  Add plants in the lower right corner similar to the outside.

CCMC #509 Love What You Do inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

All of the products used today are part of the Share What You Love Early Release.  To see the flyer, go here.

Thanks for joining me today.  Have you subscribed to my weekly newsletter?  I send it out every Tuesday!  Go to the top of my post to sign up.  Also check out the others who take part in our challenge.  It's always fun to see how different and sometimes alike we can be!

CCMC #509 by Jo Anne Hewins  Love What You Do

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Swap Shares Today!

Hello to you today.  My local group the Southern Belles met last week.  We swapped cards with each other.  I want to share them with you.  We have some very talented stampers!  I shared my card last week.  To see it, go here.

So here we go!

Southern Belles swap by Cindy

This card uses the Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating punch.  This set and punch are being offered as a bundle with 10% off while supplies last.  They will both be available in the new catalog, but without a savings!  I love the bright colors on this card.  This card was made by Cindy.

Southern Belles swap card by Twila

This card was made by Twila.  Can you believe that this butterfly framelit will retire?  It's while supplies last.  I love how Twila paired the butterfly with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  She also used some of my favorite all time designer series paper, Tutti Frutti.  It's a beautiful card!

Southern Belles swap by Jan

Jan made this beautiful card.  She is new to our team and was swapping for the first time.  The butterfly here is also part of the Butterflies Thinlits that were used by Twila.  Good bye butterfly!

Southern Belles by Kaye

Kaye made this card showcasing some of the new product available in the Share What You Love Bundle Early Release.  The Share What You Love Designer Series Paper could possibly replace the Tutti Frutti as my new favorite.  If you need to see the flyer on this Early Release, go here.  The Love What You Do stamp set is fantastic!

Southern Belles swap by Patti

This card, by Patti, shows the brand new Lovely Floral 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Use sponge daubers to add color to the impression.  Notice the tip about adding ribbon and getting it to stay in place.  I think Patti used a circle punch to do this.  Beautiful!

Southern Belles swap by Tina

Tina made this special fold card.  Here's the front and here it is opened.

Southern Belles swap by Tina opened

It's a lovely card.  Tina used the Southern Serenade stamp set.  It's carrying over to the new catalog.  The Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder will also be in the new catalog.  The Tempting Turquoise color is going away.  Get it now!

Those are the swaps.  It's a great mixture of old, carrying over, and brand new!  Thank you so much for joining me today as I showed you some great stamping talent.  Please be aware that some of these cards were CASEd from Pinterest or other sources.  Please take this as flattery!

I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me know if I can help you!



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Color Fusers Blog Hop for May 2018

Welcome to the May Color Fusers Blog Hop.  We are using Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

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I'll just say that this was a stretch for me, but that's why we do it.  I think I ended up with a great card.

Color Fusers card for May 2018 by Jo Anne Hewins

This card uses the brand new Love What You Do stamp set.  It's part of an Early Release that you can get now!  Here's how I made the card.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4 and use a Bone Folder to burnish the fold.

The next layer is Emerald Envy.  Sadly, this color will be going away at the end of May if not before.  Retiring supplies are while supplies last.  The measurements are 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  A layer of Very Vanilla follows measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The Perfect Plum layer is cut at 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.  Perfect Plum is another retiring color.  Finally there is a Whisper White layer that is 3 x 4 1/4.

We will using the Masked Grid Technique for this layer.  You'll need a sponge dauber for each color, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, and Perfect Plum.  You'll also need some sticky notes and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  We'll be using the Love What You Do stamp set.

Use a sticky note or two to mask off an area at the top right corner.  Use the sponge dauber and Flirty Flamingo ink to color in the area.  While the sticky note is still masking off the area, stamp a design in the area in black.  Remove the sticky note.  Cover the area you just colored and mask off another area.  I did the Emerald Envy space on the left next.  Repeat the technique, remove the sticky notes, and move to the next area.  Make sure to cover the areas you have finished.  Start on the Perfect Plum area.  Continue until all of the white paper is covered.  Stamp a different design in each area.

Color Fusers color technique card for May 2018 by Jo Anne Hewins

The Hello sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set.  Stamp in Perfect Plum on white and punch out with the 1 inch circle punch.  Adhere with dimensionals over some of the new Black 1/8" cord.

Color Fusers May 2018 inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, color a piece of Whisper White measuring 1 x 4 1/4 in the same manner as the front.  The saying is from Love What You Do.

Color Fusers May 2018 card by Jo Anne Hewins

There you have it.  This is an old technique and it's a lot of fun!  Don't forget to visit everyone on the Color Fusers Blog Hop this month.  There are some great ideas using this color combination.  Use the links below.  Also don't forget to check out the list of products below.  The Love What You Do stamp set is part of an Early Release going on during the month of May.

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