Lasting Lily from Sale-a-Bration

I just love the Lasting Lily stamp set from Sale-a-Bration this year.  I have had several posts using this set and I'll have links to them at the end of this post!  We made this card at a class recently.  I love its simplicity.

Lasting Lily simple card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card also uses the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper available as another Sale-a-Bration choice.  Wow!

Start with a card base of Granny Apple Green cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.  White designer paper with black dots measures 4 x 5 1/4.  The black check designer paper is 2 x 5.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch the end and add to the card.

The Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon is perfect for this card.  Cut two lenghths that are 4 1/2" long.  Run a little snail and attach the ribbon side by side.

Lasting Lily simple card close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the lily in Rich Razzleberry ink and add the stem and leaf in Granny Apple Green ink.  Cut around this with the Stitched Shapes Framelits oval.  Add the sentiment in Memento Black.  Add this to the card with dimensionals.  Be careful not to have a dimensional over the ribbon!  Add  an Heart Epoxy Droplet that has been colored with a Dark Rich Razzleberry Blend.

Lasting Lily simple card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside has a sentiment from the Lasting Lily stamp set.  Add the two smaller flowers in Rich Razzleberry with the leaves and stems in Granny Apple Green.

Lasting Lily simple handmade card standing by Jo Anne Hewins

That's all there is to it!  Just think, I got the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and the Lasting Lily stamp set for free just by purchasing items I already needed ( or wanted!).  There are new items available now, too.  Go Download SAB 2nd Release Brochure to see the new Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release Brochure.

Other posts with the Lasting Lily stamp set can be found here, here, and here.  Keep in mind that the projects would be made so much easier using the Sale-a-Bration Coordination for March 1 - 31 Lily Framelits Dies.

Thank you for joining me today.  I share my cards with you because I love it.  I will also say that I could really use your business as well.  If you don't already have a demonstrator please consider me.  I would be honored!  If you need catalogs just let me know.

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Love That Classic Garage Suite!

I hate to say it, but it's sometimes hard to find good masculine stamps and accessories.  The Classic Garage Suite has it all.  Here's my card showing a few items in the suite.

Geared Up Garage Suite by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is for a dad, but you could of course change the sentiment if you wish.  The Geared Up Garage stamp set along with the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies make a great bundle.  But there is more.  Stay tuned!

Start with a Thick Whisper White base that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4 and fold.  The Basic Black layer is 3 3/4 x 5.

The next layer is Tranquil Tide cut to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp over this layer with the car stamp and the smudge stamp.  Stamp off.  Do this in Basic Gray.  Add a strip of the Classic Garage 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper that is 1 x 4 7/8.  You just have to see all the great designs in this paper!  Add a length of the Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon across the patterned paper.  You will need a couple more pieces of ribbon that are about 2 1/2 inches long to make an X behind the sentiment.

Stamp the Best Dad on Whisper White in Tranquil Tide.  Cut this out with the thinlit that has the wings on the side.  Cut all of that out again with the same die on Basic Gray.  Put the Tranquil Tide sign inside the gray outside and tape together on the back.  Add with dimensionals.

Classic Garage Suite close up by Jo Anne Hewins

One of the best parts of the Garage Gears Thinlits is the gears.  Cut them out in Basic Black and add to the outside of the card.  More will go on the inside.  Use Solid Black Baker's Twine to tie on the key.  I do have a glue dot behind the key to hole it in place.  The Classic Garage Metal Elements have keys and wrenches.

Classic Garage Suite masculine card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the gears and a saying are all you need.  It's all from this suite!

Classic Garage Suite inside by Jo Anne Hewins

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I loved having all the supplies to make it special!

Classic Garage Suite card by Jo Anne Hewins

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This teaser shows the stamp sets used in our tutorial.  It is wonderful!  You can get this tutorial for FREE from me by making a $50 purchase.  Please use the Host Code KE3QNAD7.  Once I receive notice of your order, I'll email the tutorial to you.  You'll be ready to make these fantastic cards.  Even if you don't have a stamp set, you can substitute sets you have.  Or you could just order them!  There's one more way you can get this tutorial.  You can purchase it for only $15 US.  Email me at johewins@gmail.com to let me know you are interested.  I'll send you a Paypal invoice.  Once paid, I'll email the tutorial to you.  This will be done within 48 hours, but probably much quicker!

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One More Day of Flowering Desert

I've been working on a week long series of cards made using the Flowering Desert stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  I've never done anything like this before.  I really love this set!  Here is my card for today.

Flowering Desert Flowers in Balmy Blue by Jo Anne Hewins

This one is very different from the other cards I've shared this week.  I assure you that these flowers are stamped using stamps from the Flowering Desert stamp set.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score this at 5 1/2 and fold.

Cut a piece of wood look paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This paper will be glued to the front cover of the card.  It will cover the whole front of the base.

I used a very tiny slither of the Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for the stems.  I just cut this out with scissors.  The center of the flowers are Daffodil Delight.  The petals are Balmy Blue.  I used Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.  All are stamped on Whisper White.  Cut out the flowers and the leaves.  This is pretty easy cutting.  I tried to put the ends of the leaves so that they would be covered by the 1/2 inch of the Gingham Gala paper.  I added a glue dot at the bottom of the leaves and a dimensional out toward the ends.  The whole flowers are glued to the card front.  The half flower is on dimensionals.

Flowering Desert Flowers close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from Flowering Desert.  Stamp in Balmy Blue and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Trim off the left side.  Add to the card with a glue dot on the left and dimensionals toward the end.  Add a bow made with the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in Balmy Blue.  This ribbon will return so be looking for it!

Flowering Desert Flowers inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of my card.  The saying is from Flowering Desert.  Just add another flower.

Flowering Desert Flowers card by Jo Anne Hewins

So there you go, a card that will brighten someone's day with a springtime look!

Thank you so much for joining me today.  If you like this card with Flowering Desert you might want to check out the rest of my week here, here, here, and here.  It's been a fun week!  Have you followed me on Pinterest?  Please do that here.  You can get all the supplies needed to make this card from my online store.  Go here.

February Stamping Around the World advertisementThis teaser shows the stamp sets used in our tutorial.  It is wonderful!  You can get this tutorial for FREE from me by making a $50 purchase.  Please use the Host Code KE3QNAD7.  Once I receive notice of your order, I'll email the tutorial to you.  You'll be ready to make these fantastic cards.  Even if you don't have a stamp set, you can substitute sets you have.  Or you could just order them!  There's one more way you can get this tutorial.  You can purchase it for only $15 US.  Email me at johewins@gmail.com to let me know you are interested.  I'll send you a Paypal invoice.  Once paid, I'll email the tutorial to you.  This will be done within 48 hours, but probably much quicker!

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Flowering Desert and #simplestamping

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time February Blog Hop.  This month we are celebrating #simplestamping.  You might have just come from Barb's blog.  Didn't she have great projects!

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I'm just going to say that simple stamping is very hard for me.  Stampin' Up! is trying to remind us oldie goldie's that stampers need to start at the beginning.  One set that I feel lends itself to the beginner, casual, or avid stamper is the Flowering Desert stamp set.  In fact, I'm featuring it all this week on my blog!  Here is my card for today.

February OSAT Flowering Desert notecard with envelope by Jo Anne Hewins

This is one of the Note Cards & Envelopes found on page 193 of the Annual Catalog.  I always say that this is one of the best bargains in the catalog!  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.50.  These are an invitation size at 3 1/2 x 5. 

My upline, Patty Bennett, shared the designer paper idea at the side last week.  I loved it and decided to give it a try.  It's a simple way to spiff up a card.  Just cut off 3/4" off the right side of the front of the card base.  I used the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper cut at 1 x 5.  Glue this on the inside of the card all the way out to the right edge.  This adds a cute little border to the card.  It really decorates outside and inside!  To give it just a little more, I rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Now just get out the Flowering Desert stamp set and the Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lovely Lipstick inks and stamp away!

I did stamp the leafy stamp on a scrap of Whisper White with Lovely Lipstick and cut this out.   Glue down.  It would be OK to just stamp that, too, but it does look better to cut and add it with glue.

February OSAT Flowering Desert card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of my card.  All you do is stamp!

February OSAT Flowering Desert card with envelope

Another easy thing to do to make your card a little more special is to add the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper to the envelope.  Just add glue to the flap of the envelope and cover it with the patterned paper.  Turn the envelope over and use the flap as a guide to cut away the extra paper.  So cute!

February OSAT Flowering Desert Treat Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

For my 3D challenge, I made a treat holder to match my card.  This holder uses the 2 x 8 Cellophane Bags.  These are also on page 193 of the Annual Catalog.  You get 50 of these for only $3.50!  I wanted to add something that would be green and go with the Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala paper.  Look what I found!  These are varied green M & M's that are mint!

February OSAT Flowering Desert holder in 2 x 8 cello bag by Jo Anne Hewins

I will tell you that I found these at Walgreens and they were on sale!  They are delicious!!!

The gingham strip is 2 x 6 and folded in half.  I turned down a little of the bag to hold everything in, placed the folded paper over it and stapled it all in place.

On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp your cacti and saying using the same colors as above.  Punch this out with the Starburst Punch.  Add to the front with dimensionals so that you cover up the staple.  Done!  It can't get much easier than that!

February OSAT Flowering Desert card and treet emsemble by Jo Anne Hewins

These were such simple cards that I made a bunch of them for shut-ins at church.  I did use sentiments from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in the Occasions catalog for these.

February OSAT Flowering Desert thank you and shut in cards by Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you so much for joining me today for the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop (OSAT).  I have a video that shows my projects today.

 

Next up is Martin.  He has great projects so please continue on the hop.  You are going to love all the ideas using simple stamping.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Flowering Desert

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

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This whole week I'm featuring the Flowering Desert stamp set.  I love this set!  Here is my card for this challenge.

CCMC#548 Flowering Desert by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card, I've stamped my own designer paper for the card.  It's really easy to do.  Just stamp randomly over your surface and change directions.  Don't be afraid to have your stamp run off the edge of the paper.  It just looks better!

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.  Be sure to score the thick paper first for a nicer looking fold.  On this layer, I stamped the plant with the big balls on it over the surface in Soft Sea Foam.  You really only need to stamp around the outside of the layer.  The rest would be covered.

The next layer of Soft Sea Foam cardstock is 3 x 5.  Stamp the same plant in Soft Sea Foam on this layer.  Add in some of the leafy plant in Rich Razzleberry.  Stamp that over the whole paper and glue to the card base.

Now you will need another piece of Soft Sea Foam cut at 2 x 4 1/2.  Stamp this layer with Garden Green ink and build the cactus with several parts.  Add flowers in Rich Razzleberry.  Glue to the card.

Add a piece of Rich Razzleberry Regals Designer Series Paper cut at 1/2 x 4.

CCMC #548 Flowering Desert close up of card by Jo Anne Hewins

On a piece of Whisper White stamp your focal point with Garden Green and Rich Razzleberry.  Add the saying from the Flowering Desert stamp set.  Cut this out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the largest oval.  Add with dimensionals.

CCMC #548 Flowering Desert inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of my card.  I used the colors Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green, and Rich Razzleberry.  You can make such cute scenes with this set.

CCMC #548 Flowering Desert challenge card by Jo Anne Hewins

Be sure and check out this whole week for ideas using the Flowering Desert stamp set!  I'm loving it!  Thanks for joining me today.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me know if you need catalogs and join my Business Facebook page here.

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You can shop at my online store here.  I have joined with several demonstrators around the globe to provide you with a 10 card tutorial.  The Stamping Around the World Tutorial for February is here!  You can get it free with a $50 order US.  Please use the Host Code KE3QNAD7.  When I get notification of your order, I'll email the tutorial to you.  It will be emailed with 48 hours, but probably quicker than that!  You can also purchase the tutorial for $15.  If you are interested, email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'll sent you a Paypal invoice.  I'll email the tutorial to you upon payment.  Thanks so much!

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