Tutti Frutti Pineapple

I love the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack!  I admit at first look I thought NO, but the back sides of the paper are fantastic.  I love small little designs and I love the colors in the pack.  Today I am using the pineapple paper.  I do love the colors together on this side of the paper although it's not one of the small designs.  Here's my card.

Pineapple card with Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Jo Anne Hewins

Isn't it cute!  I just love it!

The card base is Lemon Lime Twist cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  There is a layer of Soft Suede measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The the pineapple paper layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Before you attach the Soft Suede and pineapples layer, run some Linen Thread around the card about 2/3 down the layer.  I ran it around 2 times and taped it so it would be behind my ovals.

Pineapple card corresponds with the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Jo Anne Hewins

Did you see my pineapple?  I just got so excited while making it.  I tried to copy the pineapples on the designer paper.  Here's how I did it.  The pineapple itself came from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  They are meant to be pine cones, but just turn it upside down!  I love finding a new use for somthing I already have!  The solid back of the pineapple is Soft Suede and the detailed top is Daffodil Delight.  The leaves at the top of the pineapple are from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  There is a flower framelit with 5 petals on it.  Cut one in Lemon Lime Twist and one in Garden Green.  Trim off two of the petals and round them off at the bottom.  Off set the two and add to the pineapple.  Add a linen thread bow at the base of the leaves.  Attach the pineapple with dimensionals to a Pool Party oval cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Make a Soft Suede scallop oval using the Layered Ovals Framellits.  Use dimensionals to attach it to the base.

The welcome is from the Cozy Cottage stamp set.  It's one of the Host Reward stamp sets available in the Occasions catalog.  Stamp in Soft Suede on Whisper White and punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  Use dimensionals on the left and a little glue on the right.

Pineapple card  inside with         Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The inside of the card has words from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Stamp in soft Suede.  Add a 1 inch strip of the stripe paper from the Tutti Frutti paper.  That stripe is another favorite of mine!  Cut out three pineapples from the designer paper and add to the strip.  So cute!

Pineapple card using Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm really proud of my card today.  New neighbors?  It would be a great card for them.  You just might want to try the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack!  by the way, my post yesterday used this paper, too.  Just scroll down to see it.

Tutti-Frutti 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack

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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.

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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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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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Color Fusers Blog Hop for April 2018

Welcome back to our Color Fusers Blog Hop!   For April we are using the colors Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Tempting Turquoise.  Can you say spring?  You may have just come from Barb's blog.  She always has great ideas!

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I used the Support Ribbon Framelits for my project today.  It's part of the Ribbon of Courage bundle found on page 96-97 of the annual catalog.

Support Ribbon Framelits for Color Fusers by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Melon Mambo 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4 and fold.

The So Saffron layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  The Tempting Turquoise layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  I like the look of thin lines for this card.

I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set for this card.  I absolutely love the font of the Happy Birthday!  The dots are also from this stamp set.  I used the Tuxedo Memento Black ink pad for this.

The Basic Black layer is 1 5/8 x 5 1/4.  This just happened to be a scrap that I had and it worked perfectly. Yes, I used a scrap!  I like to adhere the two end flowers first and then the middle one so that it is centered.  Place the centers in each flower mixing up the colors.

Support Ribbon Framelits by Jo Anne Hewins for the Color Fusers

For the inside of the card, the Perennial Birthday set is used again for the saying and the dots.

Support Ribbon inside of card Color Fusers

Add another flower.

Support Ribbon Framelits card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is quick and easy to make.  It would certainly brighten someone's birthday.  Using these bright colors together is a little out of my comfort zone.  That's why I love these challenges.

Next up is Beverlee.  I know you'll want to see her project using this color combination!

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Sale-a-Bration in Review

It's been a great three months of Sale-a-Bration items available to you for free with qualifying purchases.  In just a few days these products will be gone, most of them forever.  Today I want to review some of the cards that I have posted using Sale-a-Bration products.  The first one I want to share uses a lot of these products.

Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes Luv 2 Create February class.

This project used the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes.  Some of the stamps used are Lots of Lavender, Epic Celebrations, and Amazing You.  The Bottles and Fizz Designer Series Paper and the Celebrate You Thinlits.  That's a lot of stuff.  To see the post go here.

CCMC # 501 by Jo Anne Hewins

This card uses quite a bit of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper along with the Celebrate You Thinlits.  See the post here.

Picture Perfect Birthday

Here's another card using the Bubbles & Fizz paper.  See it here.

Stampin' Up! introduced some new products half way through Sale-a-Bration.  The Springtime Foils Specialty paper is fantastic.  Here are a few projects using that paper.

Springtime Foils using Blends Jo Anne Hewins

Springtime Foils 2 note cards by Luv 2 Create

These card are made on the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  The post is here.

CCMC#500 Beautiful Day  by Jo Anne Hewins

This card also uses the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  See it here.

The Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits work so well together.  Here are some cards that use one or both of these.

CCMC#495 Jo Anne Hewins

See the post for this valentine card here.

CCMC#491

Check out this card here.

Color Fusers Celebrate You

See the details on this fantastic card here.

Waterfront birthday

This card featuring the Waterfront stamp set also uses the Celebrate You Thinlits.  See it here.

CCMC#493 Jo Anne Hewins

The Amazing You stamp set is really neat.  Check out this card here.

Heartfelt Blooms CASE from brochure by Jo Anne Hewins

Don't you just love the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set!  It is just so pretty.  Find the details for this card here.

Heartfeft Blooms CASE

Here's another card using Heartfelt Blooms.  So cute!  Find it here.

Heartfelt Blooms & Petal Passion DSP

Can you tell that I love the Heartfelt Blooms set?  Find this card here.

Party Pandas Luv 2 Create

I think the Party Pandas stamp set was the most popular stamp set this Sale-a-Bration season.  Find this card here.

Bamboo Party Pandas

This card has been my most popular.  I had over a thousand people like it on Facebook!  I've seen quite a few copies of it too.  It's flattering to have someone copy your work.  See my details here.

Party Pandas Birthday card

I love how this Party Pandas card turned out.  Get all the details here.

Party Pandas

Here is the Party Panda on plaid.  It's the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  See this card here.

Lots of Lavender Luv 2 Create

The Lots of Lavender stamp set is beautiful.  I will say that I like coloring it in better than using the stamps for that.  See this card here.

Happy Wishes

The Happy Wishes stamp set is really nice.  See this card here.

This post is really picture heavy, but I wanted to let you go down memory lane.  These products, as I said, will be gone soon.  Don't miss out.  Find all of the Sale-a-Bration items here.  Remember that Stampin' Up! added new items half way through and more not long ago.  Don't miss out!

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