A Duo of Fragrant Flowers and Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

I thought I had a great idea for a card using the Fragrant Flowers stamp set and the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper.  I didn't like it.  I am not a metallics kind of person and the idea included gold embossing- a lot of gold embossing.  So today I have 2 cards for you.  It's a combination that tries to downplay the gold.

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Here are the two.  It started as the top card embossing with the bottom card center.  So what do you think.  To tell the truth I'm just not sure.

Fragrant Flowers Card  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Gold Embossing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card has a base of Blackberry Bliss, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp around the edges of the card front with the large flower from Fragrant Flowers in Versamark.   Cover with gold embossing powder and melt with the Heat Tool.

The center piece is cut using the Scalloped Contours dies.  Cut a flower from the Favored Flowers DSP.  Use the Fragrant Flowers dies or your Paper Snips to cut it out.  Glue or add the flower with dimensionals.  The saying is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Fresh Freesia card stock.  Fussy cut around the words and glue to the card.

Fragrant Flowers  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Piecing Together Parts of Flowers  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card stamp around the outside part of the front of the card with the same flower but in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut some of the Favored Flowers paper out with the Deckled dies.

Cut out some flowers with paper snips.  You won't find this exact group of flowers.  I cut from scraps.  A couple of the flowers were even from the edges of the paper.  I tried to place them together in the middle of the layer.  Just play with it.  Them them after you have them together with dimensionals.

Cut some of the leaves and buds from the Distressed Gold Specialty paper in the annual catalog.  Add them with glue  wherever you think they should go.

Stamp the saying as on the first card and cut around the words.  Glue.

For both card the same inside works quite well.

Fragrant Flowers  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Piecing Together Parts of Flowers  Distressed Gold  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The sayings are from the Beautiful Thistles stamp set.

That's it.  What do you think?  I'm so glad you stopped by today.

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A Beautiful Thistle Valentine

The Beautiful Thistle Bundle can be found on page 60 in the January-April Mini Catalog.  It caught my attention right away.  We made this card recently in class.  The card also uses the Alphabet A La Mode dies and the Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Alphabet A La Mode dies  Beautiful Thistle dies  Country Gingham DSP  Nested Friends  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Thick Basic White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Begin with the 6 x 6 Country Gingham paper.  I love gingham!  The Mint Macaron piece is 2 x 5 1/2.  Adhere a 3/4 inch piece of Sweet Sorbet card stock to the mint so that it shows about 1/8 of an inch.  That's up to you!  Next add a Sweet Sorbet piece of gingham that measures 1 x 5 1/2.  Cut across the top using the Scalloped Contours dies.

Alphabet A La Mode dies card  Beautiful Thistle dies shown with dies  Country Gingham DSP  Nested Friends  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Now it's time to cut the parts of the thistles using the Beautiful Thistles dies.  For the large thistle, there is a long stem.  There is another piece that has a flat U shape,  I placed it at the top of the long stem.  I do think it is a piece you could leave out if you wish.  You will also need the base of the flower.  All those parts will be cut in Mint Macaron card stock.  The top of the flower will be cut in Sweet Sorbet.  We made 3 of the small flowers.  The stem and flower base are from Mint Macaron and the flower from Sweet Sorbet.  Remember to make 3 of each.  Glue the flowers in place.

Alphabet A La Mode dies card shown with the dies  Beautiful Thistle dies  Country Gingham DSP  Nested Friends  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The letters were cut from Sweet Sorbet.  Before cutting, add some of the Adhesive Sheets on one side of the card stock.  Cut the letters from the flip side.  As you add the letters, peal off the backing and the letter is ready to stick right on.  Lay the letters out to figure out the spacing.  Notice how the last letter overlaps the stem.  I like how that worked out!

Finish with some of the Festive Pearls.

I had some extra supplies after the class, so I played around a little to change it.  For this one I stamped the HELLO  from the Fragrant Flowers stamp set.

Alphabet A La Mode dies card  Beautiful Thistle dies  Country Gingham DSP  Nested Friends  Fragrant Flowers stamp set Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I added the small flowers in a different place.  Hint:  Use the Stamparatus for the saying.  This way you can make sure to have a beautiful full and dark image!

For the next cards, I decided to add the names of my granddaughters.

Alphabet A La Mode dies card  Beautiful Thistle dies  Country Gingham DSP  A Bunch of Thanks  For Sagan and Hazel  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I decided to reduce the number of flowers.  I was then able to add a flower on the inside of the card.  I hope Sagan and Hazel will love them.  Now keep it a secret.  I haven't mailed them yet!  The saying is from the A Bunch of Carrots stamp set from Sale-a-Bration.  Look at Sagan's card.  I messed up on the saying.  I stamped it on another piece of white and added it with dimensionals.  It's what do!

These pearls are also from the Festive Pearls pack.

Beautiful Thistle dies Card  Country Gingham DSP  Scalloped Contours dies  Festive Pearls  4 versions  Alphabet A La Mode

So here is all 4 of the cards.  I'm loving these letters as well.  

Notice the different in the small flowers.  Some show the base of the flower over part of the flower and the others show the flower over the base.  Which do you like best?

If you would like to see a card showing more of the stamp set Beautiful Thistle, I shared one earlier.  You can find it here.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  I almost always have the directions for the cards I share.  It does take a lot longer to write it all out, but it's information that I would want to know.  I hope it helps you!

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Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper in 3D

It's Sale-a-Bration and FREE is the key word.  The Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper can be earned for free with a $50 US order.  You can go to my online store right here!  The paper is gorgeous and so is my card.  Even if I do say so myself!

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I used the Simply Scored to add interest to my card.  It doesn't show well in this picture so here's another one.

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Use Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.  Make sure you determine which will be the front of the card.  You will score from the back so that the lines will show better (embossed rather than debossed).  I went over 1 inch and then made 5 score lines in a row.  Do the same in the other direction.

Favored Flowers DSP 3D Card  Spring Blessings  Simply Scored  Close up of Layered Flowers  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the Fragrant Flowers dies to cut out 3 of the double Calypso Coral and Petal Pink flowers.  The die does leave a line of black around the cut out.  Use one of the cut outs as the base of the flowers.  For the other 2 cut the flowers out as singles.  You'll be layering the flowers.  Crush the flowers in your palm, open out, crush again.  Repeat as needed.  Add the flowers with a dimensional in the middle.  Curl and play with the second layer before adding the third.  I added a mini dimensional in places where I thought they were needed.  In some places I pushed the layer a little in places here and there.  Just play with it.

The bottom layer is added to the card with dimensionals.

The saying is added just below the score lines.  Stamp it in Mossy Meadow.  It's from the Spring Blessings stamp set found in the January-April Mini.

This is definitely not a card to mail.  Save it for an in person meeting! 

Favored Flowers DSP 3D Card  Spring Blessings  Simply Scored  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside add another flower.  You can use the Fragrant Flowers dies to cut his one out as well.  The saying is from Beautifully Happy, a Sale-a-Bration choice.

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This picture was taken looking down from the top of the card.

I had some nice comments on Facebook, so I decided to add a video for this card.  I hope it helps you!

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll try using the Simply Scored to help make interest for your cards.

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Fragrant Flowers Sympathy Card and a Download Tutorial

For our Tutorial Medley group this month, our theme has been using brand new product from the January-April Mini and the Sale-a-Bration Brochure!  Don't you love using new stuff!  I'm using both of those catalogs for my card today.

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This card is beautiful if I do say so myself.  We'll be making this card in my easier class this month.  I had a request for sympathy cards.  We don't want to make them, but it's so nice to have a few made up to use.

Since I have the tutorial written, I won't go into all the details here.  To download, Download Fragrant Flowers Tutorial 

 I will post a few more pictures for the card.

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Fragrant Flowers  Favored Flowers DSP  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Stylish Shapes dies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Fragrant Flowers  Favored Flowers DSP  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Of course with a different saying, this card could be used for many occasions.  It's also pretty quick!

Thanks for joining me today.  I'll be sending out all of the tutorials for the month soon.  They are free for my Luv 2 Create team and to my customers!  It's my way of saying thank you for having my back!  Have a great day!

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Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop January 2023

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Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!
Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting!
This month’s theme is Sweet Treat - a 3D item.
I'm so glad that you are here!
I have a treat bag and matching card for you today.  This bag has been around for a while.  I have  updated it with current supplies.  Warning!  This post is rather lengthy.  There's a video as well.
 
Country Floral Lane bag and card  Tailor Made Tags  Hydrangea Haven  Hydrangea dies  Summer Shadows dies  Basic White 3 x 3 envelopes  Crinkled Seam Binding  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
I'm using the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper for both of these projects.  Begin with 2 matching sheets of this paper both cut to 6 x 6.  Determine if the designer paper you are using has a  directionality.  If so you'll want to place the top of your paper so that it is along the left side of the Simply Scored.  Score at 3/4.  Turn your paper and score the other 3 sides at 1 1/2.  Do this for both of your papers.
When typing up this post I decided I needed more pictures to explain.  I had to change designer papers because I had used all of the other one.  This one is still from Country Floral Lane.  Please excuse that.  I think it's easier done than said.  This paper may show the directionality thing a little better.
 
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Fold and burnish the folds with your Bone Folder.  The top smaller fold will be folded down.  All of the other folds are mountain folds.  One one of the papers cut out the bottom left and right corners on the score lines with your Paper Snips.  Remember that the top fold is the smallest one.  On the other piece cut from the side on the bottom score line into the next score line on both sides.
 
Country Floral Lane bag close up of folding and cutting  Tailor Made Tags  Hydrangea Haven  Hydrangea dies  Summer Shadows dies  Crinkled Seam Binding  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
Add a piece of cardboard from a pack of designer paper cut 1 3/8 x 2 7/8 to the bottom of the piece that has the missing corners.
 
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Glue the bottom center of the other piece onto the bottom of the first piece.  Watching the score lines.
 
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Here it is turned to the other side.
 
Country Floral Lane bag other side after gluing together at the bottom  Tailor Made Tags  Hydrangea Haven  Hydrangea dies  Summer Shadows dies  Crinkled Seam Binding  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
You will glue the center little flaps next.  Put glue on the side that has the print of the outside of the bag.  You will glue these to the inside of the bag.  Glue to the same piece of paper (the one that just has the slits cut out.  This will allow that front of the finished bag to look nicer.
Glue the sides of the bag to the outside.
I added glue dots under the top folded down flap where it stuck out a little on each side.
 
Country Floral Lane bag  Tailor Made Tags  Hydrangea Haven  Hydrangea dies  Summer Shadows dies  Crinkled Seam Binding  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
To decorate the bag, cut a tag from coordinating designer paper from the Country Floral Lane paper.  Use the second largest more ornate tag from the Tailored Made Tags dies.
The plain and detailed leaves are cut from Mint Macaron using the Summer Shadows dies.  Glue together and add with dimensionals to the tag.
The white flowers are also cut from the Summer Shadows dies.  You'll cut 3 of the smaller flower in Basic White.  Curl the petals with your Bone Folder and attach the flowers with glue dots setting eac flower just a little askew from the others.  For the center of the flower use the Hydrangea dies.  I cut 3 from designer paper.  Use that long die with lots of flowers attached.  Glue together a little askew.  Take some kind of rounded end (I used an old paper piercer) and put it in the center of the flowers.  Push into a soft surface like the Paper Pierce Mat to get some dimension.  Glue to the center of the flower.  Add the flower with a dimensional.

Country Floral Lane bag close up of tag  Tailor Made Tags  Hydrangea Haven  Hydrangea dies  Summer Shadows dies  Crinkled Seam Binding  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
The tiny tag is made using the Hydrangea Haven stamp set and the Hydrangea dies.  Use Petal Pink to stamp.  I added this with a glue dot at the hole and a dimensional out near the end.
Take the white twine from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack and color with a Dark Petal Pink Blend.
Add a bow just under the flower and a little twine at the end of the tag.
Use the Elegant Faceted Gems to embellish.
Add the tag with dimensionals to the bag.
For the handles color White Crinkled Seam Binding with the Dark Petal Pink Blend.  I used 2 pieces about 10 inches long.  Punch holes on each side.  Pull the twine through.  Usually, you can just tie a knot and you'll be good to go.  The seam binding would pull through even with the knot.  I used some invisible tape to hold it on the inside.
 
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I added a 3 x 3 card to accompany my bag.  There are 3 x 3 white envelopes on page 137 in the annual catalog.  They come in a pack of 40.
 
Country Floral Lane gift card  Tailor Made Tags  Hydrangea Haven  Hydrangea dies  Summer Shadows dies  Basic White 3 x 3 envelopes  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
I cut a 3 x 6 piece of Thick Basic White cardstock.  Score at 3.  Add a piece of designer paper cut to 2 7/8 x 2 7/8.
Use the Tailor Made Tags dies to cut another tag the same size as above from Basic White.  This tag is actually too long.  I show in the video how you can shorten the tag.
Cut the detailed leaves using the Summer Shadows dies and Mint Macaron cardstock.
Cut the flower from coordinating paper using the same dies.
Stamp and cut out another small tag from Basic White using the Hydrangea Haven stamp set and Hydrangea dies.
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Assemble all of your pieces and add a bow.  Again color the white twine with a Dark Petal Pink Blend.
Add more designer paper to the flap of the envelope.  That's also in the video.
 
Country Floral Lane bag and card duo  Tailor Made Tags  Hydrangea Haven  Hydrangea dies  Summer Shadows dies  Basic White 3 x 3 envelopes  Crinkled Seam Binding  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
There you have it.  Here's my video.
 


 
I hope you'll contine on the hop.  There are some great 3D ideas and Valentines as well.  You don't want to miss any of them.
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