Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Shares Easter Projects

Hello and thank you so much for joining the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are sharing Easter Projects this month!  My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I am joining you from North Carolina in the USA.

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I used my Stamperatus to help me with my card today.  I'm using the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  This bunny is so cute, but he is hard to line up.  There are three steps to stamp.  That's why the Stamperatus is so great!  There's actually four surfaces available to use.  My tip is to use scrap paper for all the stamping until you actually get all the bunnies aligned.  If you don't, you will waste a lot of card stock!  Oh, here's the card.

Sweet Little Something by Luv 2 Create

My next hint is that, once everything is aligned, you should make lots and lots of these bunnies to use in future projects!

Start with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4.  Use your Bone Folder to crease the fold.  Hint number three is that you definitely want to score thick cardstock.  It will fold much better!

The Pink Pirouette layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer is patterned paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The bunny uses Crumb Cake for the largest stamp with no detail.  Soft Suede was used for the stamp with some detail.  Early Espresso was used for the smallest stamp with the most detail.  Once everything is aligned on the Stamperatus, it really does not matter which order you stamp them.  Cut the bunny out with snips and add to the card.

The grass uses Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Cut this out using the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.  I lined this up with the bottom of the pink layer.

The bow is from Pink Pirouette card stock and uses the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  The flower uses this framelits set as well.  The stem is Pear Pizzazz, the flower is Pink Pirouette, and the center of the flower is So Saffron.

The clouds are cut from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies in Very Vanilla.  The smaller clouds are attached with dimensionals.  The Happy Easter is from the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  It is stamped in Soft Sky.

Sweet Little Something by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a sweet little card made with Sweet Little Something.  I'm proud that I finally used some of that Bundle of Love paper.  Sometimes it's so hard to cut beautiful paper.

Sweet Little Something Easter card by Luv 2 Create

You will want to continue on the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  There will be lots of great Easter ideas for you to enjoy.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #501 Color Challenge

Hooray!  It's the Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  This week we have a color challenge.  We are using Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Lemon Lime Twist.


These colors can make for a very bright card and that's what I have for you today.

CCMC # 501 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now, if you follow me at all, you'll know that I don't go bright very often.  I have to say that I do love this card!  I decided to use patterned papers with these colors along with the Tailored Tag Punch.  It makes a patched work quilt.

The card base is Lemon Lime Twist measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

These colors were found in several packs of designer paper.  The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper is a free Sale-a-Bration pick.  It's perfect for this challenge.  I also used papers from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 stack, Delightful Daisy, and the  Fresh Florals stack.  Simply punch out these colors with the Tailored Tag Punch.

Lay the pieces out over your cardstock and move the colors around until you are happy with the look.  Adhere to the base leaving a little of the background showing between the blocks.  I would start in the center of the card.  Once the front is covered, turn the card over and trim the pieces to fit on the front.

Pair the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits to make the sentiment.  You'll need Basic Black card stock and the Tuxedo Black ink.

When I finished with the card, I felt it needed something else.  I added a flower using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut two of them in pieces.  I cut the stem area in Lemon Lime Twist and the flower part in Bermuda Bay.  Trim and place them together.

Add some of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue in a blob on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Using a sponge add glue to the back of the tiny pieces and then adhere to the front of the card.

CCMC501 inside of card

Here is the inside of the card.  Add more punched designer paper.  Start in the center and work out.  The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday.

CCMC #501 Tailored Tag Punch and DSP

This card could be for any occasion.  I made it a birthday card with the words on the inside.  That could be easily changed.  It was lots of fun to figure out the papers to use for this project.  I hope that the Tailored Tag Punch will be in the new catalog coming up.  We'll just have to wait to find out.

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Swaps to Share with You

If you are a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, you just might have the opportunity to make swaps.  These are fun because you get new cards to show at classes.  Sometimes the swaps will use a stamp set that you do not own.  Everyone has different tastes.  Just because I don't purchase something doesn't mean that someone else won't love it!  Swaps should use current Stampin' Up! product.

I shared my swap for the group last Friday.  You can see it here.  Let me share with you the swaps I received.

Martha Morin

This card was made by Martha.  She used the Birthday Wit stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  I don't have this set, so I'm happy to have this card to display!

Cindy Rose

Cindy used the stamp set You're Inspiring.  She used her Blends to color the daffodils.  The Layering Circles work so well together.  See the scalloped and the regular circles.

Tina Lesson

Tina made a double pointed fold card.  Do you see the Wink of Stella on the flowers from the Petal Palette set?  Here is how the card looks when it is opened.

Tina's inside

Very interesting!

Kaye Owenby

Kaye made this card using the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  I think Kaye said that she saw this on Pinterest.  The sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration set Epic Celebrations.  You can get this set for free with a $50 catalog purchase.

Debbie Brooks

A lot of work went into this Easter basket made by Debbie.  She featured the We Must Celebrate stamp set and the Tree Builder Punch along with other Stampin' Up! products.  Here's another view.

Debbie's basket

I will admit that there was more candy in there.  Sorry!

Twila Hartford

Here is Twila's card.  She used the Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  This is a great set.  To get this one for free, you'll need to purchase $100 in product.  Notice the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Don't you love it!

You can see that this is one talented group!  Would you like to join my Luv 2 Create team?  Contact me if you are interested.  You not only get $125 of product for $99 with free shipping, but you can choose two free stamp sets if you join during Sale-a-Bration.  I would love to have you as part of my group.  Go here to join.

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Masculine card class 2018

I have a Masculine Class coming up next week.  We'll make 6 cards with envelopes for $25.  With a purchase of $50 0r more before shipping and tax, the class is $15.

Classes are Thursday, March 22 at 1:00, Friday, March 23 arriving between 4:30 and 6:00, and Monday, March 26 at 10:00.  Let me know if you would like to attend!

Thanks for joining me today.  

So Many Shells

The stamp set So Many Shells is one of those sets I had to have.  The problem is that I did not use it.  The sayings in this set are good, really good.  The font used is just right.   So Many Shells spent so many days just sitting on my shelf.  It was not feeling the love.  Last week the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge celebrated number 500 in challenges.  We had a sketch to follow.  My card today was made first for that challenge.  I decided that it was not quite festive enough.

So Many Shells by Luv 2 Create

I think this might be more of a masculine card although it could be either.

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

The patterned paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  The wood look is cut at 4 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The blue herringbone measures 4 x 4 1/4.   Layer these with the left wood just a little wider than the right.

The blue herringbone is stamped two times with the swirl from the Star of Light stamp set.  Yes, it's for Christmas, but maybe not just for Christmas.  Use Island Indigo for this.

The coral strip of paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  Cut it 3/4 x 3 3/4.

The sentiment is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Stamp it in Calypso Coral on a white scrap.  Stamp this out with the Classic Label Punch.  Snip the ends straight.

The shell is a two stamp process.  I think I didn't use this set because it would be hard to match these up.  I tackled it because I could use the new Stamperatus.  To be honest I didn't need the Stamperatus.  Start with the Early Espresso stamp first.  It's the one that is a little smaller.  With the dark background, it's easier to match.  The second stamp is in Crumb Cake.  You do have to fussy cut this with your snips.  It is easy to cut.  Attach with dimensionals.

So Many Shells by Luv 2 Create inside

Here is the inside of the card.  The wood print is 3/4 by 4 and the blue herringbone is 1/2 x 4.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral.  It is from the So Many Shells set.  Stamp another shell.

So Many Shells

The sketch used for this card is below.


Here are the two cards I made using the sketch.

CCMC#500 Beautiful Day  by Jo Anne Hewins

So Many Shells card

Can you believe how different two cards can look just using different supplies!  If you want to see the butterfly card, go here.

So I say to you, get out that set you just had to have.  Use it!  If you have So Many Shells, use that!

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Oh, So Eclectic is Oh, So Pretty!

It's time for the Southern Belles to meet again.  I just love getting together.  I stop and think that without Stampin' Up! I wouldn't know any of these ladies.  Except for my sister, I would know her of course!  When we get together we usually swap cards.  They are such talented women.  Here is my card for the swap.  

Oh So Eclectic by Luv 2 Create

This is the time of year when I start thinking of using all that beautiful designer series paper that I have bought.  I tend to buy it and then I don't want to cut it.  It will be retiring at the end of May.  My brain says, "Use it!  Use it!"

My card base is Soft Sky.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.  My next layer is Tranquil Tide cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  Seems like I'm using that size a lot nowadays.   The Naturally Electic Designer Series Paper measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

My first design was to run the Finely Woven Tranquil Tide Ribbon around and to the back of the Tide layer.  But, alas, I glued down the layer before adding the ribbon.  Does that ever happen to you?  I know it does because it happens in class all the time!  Instead I decided to angle the ribbon ends and just lay it on the project.  I tied some Linen Thread around it to pull it in and then added a Linen Thread bow with glue dots.

The Whisper White oval is cut with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The Tranquil Tide scalloped oval is cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

I used the Eclectic Layers Thinlits to cut out the focal point of this card.  They are so fun!  The flower has the detailed part and the outline part.  For the details, use both parts together.  Then cut an additional outline of the flower.  I put a small dot of the Lemon Lime Twist behind the center of the detailed flower and then glued the two together.  Attach with dimensionals.  The leaves are cut from Tranquil Tide for the bigger leaves and Lemon Lime Twist for the small sprig.  Slip them in behind the flower.

Oh So Eclectic close up of flower

The sentiment is from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  Stamp in green on white card stock and punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I thought it needed a little color it help it stand out.  I punched another piece from Tranquil Tide and cut it in half.  Glue to the back of the white piece sticking out a little on each end.  Add the left with snail and the right with a dimensional.

Oh So Eclectic inside of card

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Southern Serenade stamp set.  Add a flower in Soft Sky.  Cut another flower out of thin paper to use as a mask and then stamp the leaves so that they look like they come from behind the flower.

Oh So Eclectic by Jo Anne Hewins

These colors are so great together.  I think I hoarded it because I love it so much!  Nothing makes me happier than cutting out pieces and making beautiful flowers.  I guess if you are not that great at growing them, this might be good enough!  The Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits make it easy!

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I'll be posting the pictures of the card swaps I get on Monday.  See you then.

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