In Honor of the Queen: a Card

I know many of you watched the wedding of Meghan and Harry.  Did you find yourself looking at all the people through the Stampin' Up! colors?  I have to admit that's often how I view the world.  Did you notice the Lemon-Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape worn by Queen Elizabeth.  I got this pic from Google.

Queen at the wedding

She really looked pretty although a smile might would help.  I decided to make a card with the same colors in honor of the queen.

In honor of the queen wedding card by Jo Anne Hewins

Of course we needed flowers on the card!  Do you see what I used for the flower?  Well, we'll get to that.

The base is Lemon Lime Twist 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Gorgeous Grape layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The next Lemon Lime layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Run this layer through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  This folder makes everything looks fancy!

The petals of the flower are made with the sea weed framelit from the Under the Sea Framelits.  Don't you just love finding a new way to use something!  This is not an original idea.  I saw it somewhere on Pinterest, but I can't find it now to give credit.  Make 4 of the sea weed shapes in Gorgeous Grape and adhere them with a little glue.  The center of the flower is a Lemon Lime Twist 1/2 inch circle.  Just punch it.  I played with the paper until I could pull it apart.  That makes it have a suede like appearance.  

The leaves are from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  They are Mossy Meadow.  Adhere the flower and leaves with dimensionals.

In honor of the queen wedding card with Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape by Jo Anne Hewins

Finally, the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  Use the Classic Label Punch to punch it out.

In honor of the Queen wedding card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside I added another flower.  The saying is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

I really love how this card turned out.  These colors do look great together.

In honor of the Queen wedding card with Gorgeous Grape and Lemon Lime Twist by Jo Anne Hewins

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for June 2018

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for June.  This month we are using the colors Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Tranquil Tide, and a choice of neutral or basic. 

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I'm so glad you have joined our hop.  I know you'll see lots of great ideas for this color mix.  It's a talented group!  You probably just came from Melissa Kerman.  She always has such pretty artistic cards.

I chose to add Whisper White to this color combination.  Here is my card.

Color Fusers for June 2018 with Swirly Frames by Jo Anne Hewins

The colors do work well together.  The Grapefruit Grove was hard for me, but I'm just not an orange person.  In the end, I do love it. 

The card base is Tranquil Tide measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  The Blackberry Bliss layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  The Whipser White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.

I used the Swirly Frames stamp set that I got for Prize Patrol at OnStage to make my background.  Using all four colors, Tranquil Tide, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, and Grapefruit Grove, stamp off and then stamp randomly on the white layer.  I think I have 5 of each color.  I used the smaller square and rectangle for this.  My pads are new and very juicy.  That's why I felt I needed to stamp off.  Before you attach the layers to the card base, run some of the Blackberry Bliss twine from the Nature's Twine pack across the front of the layer.  Tape on back.  This twine is a little thick, so I pulled some of the layers apart.  I used all of the layers, but they seem to lie flatter pulled apart.

The oval is Tranquil Tide and is cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The flowers are from the Oh, So Eclectic stamp set and the Eclectic Layers Framelits.  I stamped the flowers in Blackberry Bliss.  Stamp off and then stamp the more solid stamp of the flowers inside.  I added the center of the flower in Grapefruit Grove.  Cut these out with the dies.  For the flower stem, stamp in stamped off Tranquil Tide on Mint Macaron cardstock.  Fussy cut this part out and attach to the bud.  The leaves are also stamped off Traquil Tide on Mint Macaron.  There's a die for that!  Attach all parts with dimensionals to the oval.

Color Fusers Swirly Frames and Oh So Eclectic for June by Jo Anne Hewins close up

The only things left are to add a bow of the same twine, also pulled apart and the sentiment.  The Hello is from Varied Vases.  Stamp in Blackberry Bliss and then fussy cut it.

Color Fusers for June inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, the saying is from Love What You Do.  Add frames, stamped off, for each color along the bottom.  I added and extra leaf.  Very cute!

Color Fusers for June 2018 with Swirly Frames and Oh  So Eclectic by Jo Anne Hewins for Luv 2 Create.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  You must continue on the hop.  Barb Mullikin is next.  Her projects are always fantastic!

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Easy Peasy Garden Impressions

The Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack is just fantastic!  It's colorful and bold.  It really doesn't need a lot to go with it.  Sometimes you need to make a card that's fast.  Face it, we are all rushed most of the time.  This paper allows you to make an easy and quick card.  Here is the card I made in about 10 minutes.

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper quick card by Jo Anne Hewins

The paper supplies all the pizzazz!  Start with a card base of So Saffron 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded.  The Melon Mambo layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The designer paper is 3 9/16 x 4 13/16.  Yes, you are probably laughing at my measurements.  I just wanted it to be more of a frame than the 1/8 measurement.  I went over one more tick on the ruler.

Cut a Whisper White oval.  I used the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Add with dimensionals.

Cut a flower of each color with the leaves from some of the left over 6 x 6 sheet of patterned paper.  Add these with dimensionals.

The Hello is from the Varied Vases stamp set.  This has become my most favorite little saying.  It's perfect!

Garden Impressions DSP with flower cut outs by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, another sentiment from Varied Vases is added in Blueberry Bushel.  Cut out more flowers and leaves to decorate.

Garden Impressions cut out card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

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Catalog 2018-2019

Our  new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live today!!!!!  Shop my online store.  Don't forget that the Stamperatus is available today.  You've waited a long time, but now you can order today.  The store will be open before noon MT and maybe before.  There's a lot to change over online today!  I would love to be your demonstrator if you need one.  It would be my pleasure.

Garden Inpressions easy peasy card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #512 Rooted in Nature

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today we have a sketch.


I decided to use the new Rooted in Nature bundle to make my card.  Here it is.

CCMC #512 by Jo Anne Hewins

I wanted this bundle as soon as I saw it.  Once I got it, I wasn't sure what to do with it.  I think this is a pretty card.

The card base is Tranquil Tide measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Emboss the leaves on the top and bottom of the white layer.  You can kind of see where the patterned paper will be to help in placement.  The Nature's Roots Framelits have 3 different leaves that just emboss.  I used all three near the top and then again near the bottom.

The patterned paper is called Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.  The top paper measures 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 and the bottom is 1/2 x 5 1/4.

The tree is stamped in Versamark on Whisper White paper.  Add Copper Embossing Powder.  Melt the powder with the Heat Tool.  Cut this out with the Nature's Roots Framelits.  Attach with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  It is also embossed in gold.  Punch out with the 3/4" circle punch.  Add a dimensional to the back.  Run the Copper Thread around two fingers several times and then slide off.  Attach to the dimensional and then to the card base.

CCMC #512 Rooted in Nature close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is a pic that might show the leaf embossing a little better.  It's very soft.

CCMC #512 Rooted in Nature close up of leaf embossing by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, the sentiment is from Rooted in Nature and is stamped in Tranquil Tide.  A 1/4 inch piece of designer paper is added near the bottom.  I did add a few more embossed leaves.

CCMC #512 Rooted in Nature card by Jo Anne Hewins for Luv 2 Create

This card could be masculine but would not have to be.  It could work for any occasion.

Be sure to look at the other cards made using this sketch at Create with Connie and Mary.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  The new annual catalog begins tomorrow!  That's so exciting!  You just might want to order the Stameratus tomorrow early.  I would be happy to help you with that.

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A Rhino Thank You with Animal Outing

If you went to the OnStage events for Stampin' Up! you got the stamp set Animal Outing for FREE.  There are thinlits that go with this set, but they have not been available.  I'll be ordering the Animal Friends Thinlits as soon as I can.  That's June 1 by the way.  This is a great set.  Here is the card I made without the thinlits.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You by Jo Anne Hewins

I kind of like how this turned out.  Simplicity.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Make sure you score for a smooth fold and then use the Bone Folder to burnish.

The Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was used to cover the front.  I used the lightest color.  Cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Using the Stamperatus, stamp the thank you sentiment.  This is called hinge stamping.  Align the stamp in the top left corner between the 2 hinges.  Ink and stamp.  Then move the plate down one hinge.  Ink and stamp.  Repeat until you get to the bottom of the page.  I used Soft Suede ink.

Stamp the rhino in memento black ink on Whisper White.  I used the Stamperatus for this too.  I wanted to make sure that the black outline was dark enough.  Color the rhino with Blends.  I used the Ivory for the tusk with a little Light Crumb Cake.  The rhino was colored with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  The little bird was colored with the Light and Dark Pool Party Blends with Light Calypso Coral for the beak.  Use the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the rhino and a Soft Suede coordinating scallop circle.  Attach these with dimensionals.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You close up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card,  stamp the branch in memento in the upper right corner.  Color these with the Light and Dark Old Olive and the Dark Crumb Cake Blends.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede and is from the Animal Outing stamp set.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

It really doesn't take long to make this card.  It's a perfect Thank You for anyone young or old.

Animal Outing Rhino Thank You card by Jo Anne Hewins for Luv 2 Create

I think Animal Outing just might be one of those must have bundles.  The animals are just so cute.

I made a Facebook Live today and I'm going to add it.  I also made an alternative card with leaves.


Which do you like best?  Let me know.

Animal Outing rhino card with leaves by Jo Anne Hewins

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