Life is Beautiful One Layer Card

Hello to you today!  I'm glad you are here.  We are making a one layer card using the Life if Beautiful stamp set.  You can find this set in the August-December Mini catalog on page 51.

Life is Beautiful by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the details.

The base of this card is Old Olive that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.

The one layer is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  Cut to 4 x 5 1/4.

The tree stamp is very big.  My suggestion is to use the Stamparatus to stamp it.  That seems to be the easiest.  You can also stamp again if needed.  Arrange the stamp so that you can stamp the entire tree on the designer paper.  Stamp in Early Espresso.

The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  Stamp two times to cover the area.  Stamp again in Mossy Meadow ink.  Move the stamp so that the leaves are stamped in a different place.

Stamp the ground in Old Olive.

Life is Beautiful Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the birdhouse, you will color directly on the stamp.  Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker for the line.  Use a Read Red marker from the Regals Stampin' Write Markers for the bird house and birds.  Do not use the tip of the markers for this but the side of the brush tip.

Stamp the saying in Early Espresso.

Life is Beautiful Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, you will need to position the white insert in a different spot in the Stamparatus to get the tree on the right side.  Stamp the leaves and ground.  The saying is from Life is Beautiful and is stamped in Early Espresso.

Life is Beautiful Card by Jo Anne Hewins

That's it!  It's pretty simple.  The colors of the leaves and ground could easily be changed for fall.

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Friday Tutorial Life is Beautiful

I have a downloadable Friday tutorial for you today using the Life is Beautiful stamp set.

Tutorial Medley Tree of Life October

I love the 4 seasons depicted on this card, don't you!  Here are all the details.

Life is Beautiful

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Life is Beautiful (154871)

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708), Soft Suede (147115), Crumb Cake (147116), Flirty Flamingo (147052), Granny Apple Green (147095), Garden Green (147089), Mango Melody (147093), Poppy Parade (147050), Balmy Blue (147105)

Tools & Accessories: Ornate Frames Die (150664), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775), Linen Thread (104199), Metallic Pearls (146282), Sponge Daubers (133773), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Crumb Cake 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored and folded at 4-1/4”

Cardstock #2: Whisper White 4” x 5-1/4” plus Whisper White scrap for greeting

Linen Thread 28” (cut two)

 

Instructions:

Use a sponge dauber to apply Soft Suede ink to the tree stamp and stamp on Whisper White cardstock.

Use sponge daubers to apply Granny Apple Green and Garden Green ink to the leaf stamp and stamp to left side of tree, with Granny Apple Green on the lower side, blending to Garden Green on the upper side. Clean stamp.

Use sponge daubers to apply Garden Green and Mango Melody to the leaf stamp and stamp again over the previous Garden Green area, with Mango Melody blending to the right (see photo). Clean stamp.

Use sponge daubers to apply Mango Melody to the leaf stamp, adding bits of Poppy Parade randomly and stamp on the right side of the tree, leaving lower right branches bare.

Ink the snowflake stamp with Balmy Blue and stamp several times over the lower right branches.

Ink the circles (representing spring flowers) with Flirty Flamingo and stamp on lower left branches.

Use sponge dauber to apply Crumb Cake ink to the ground stamp and stamp on the left and right sides of the tree trunk.

Emboss with Subtle 3D folder.

Wrap both Linen Threads around the embossed panel twice and tie a bow.

Adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the greeting in Memento ink on the scrap cardstock and die cut with the Ornate Frames Die. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add Metallic Pearls.

If you would like to download Download 2020-09 Life Is Beautiful

I hope you'll try this card!  Have a great weekend!

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Arrange a Wreath in All 5 In Colors!

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #630.  Today we are using all 5 In Colors for 2020-2022.  They are Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, and Magenta Madness.

CCMC630

Here is my card for today.  I'm using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.

CCMC#630 5 In Colors Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Misty Moonlight that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Whisper White cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this through the brand new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.  This folder really is dainty.  I love the tiny designs.

The wreath is made using the Wreath Builder dies.  The base of the wreath has leaves of Just Jade.  If you wish, use the new Adhesive Sheets behind the card stock.  It will be so easy to adhere the wreath to the white layer.

Next work on the Magenta Madness larger flowers.  You'll need two of these.  There is also a small circle die.  Cut that out in Bumblebee.  Glue the circle behind one of the flowers.  Use a Bone Folder to curl the petals of the flowers.  Add them together a little askew with a glue dot.  Add to the wreath with several glue dots.

CCMC#630 5 Colors Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the little Misty Moonlight flowers, first punch out centers.  I used a regular hole punch and the Bumblebee card stock.  Add the centers to glue dots.  Add the centers around the wreath as you wish.  The die set does have multiples (3) of these flowers.  I used 7 on the outside.  I did not use the Adhesive Sheets for this because the flowers don't lie completely flat over the centers.  Just add a little glue and place so that the centers shine through the flowers.  Note:  While you are cutting, I have three flowers inside the card!

Cut 5 of the stems in Cinnamon Cider.  Note:  There are 2 inside.  You just might want to use the Adhesive Sheets for this die also.  Add to each flower cluster.

The words are from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set.  Stamp on a white scrap and fussy cut.  Glue to the card front.

CCMC #630 Arrange a Wreath Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying, in Misty Moonlight is from the All Things Fabulous stamp set.  Add the flowers at the bottom left.

CCMC#630 Arrange a Wreath Project by Jo Anne Hewins

If you don't already have all 5 of the In Colors, you just might want to get them.  They are only here for 2 years!

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Love of Leaves in Blue and Pink

Last week, the Color Fusers Team had its September hop.  If you want to see it go here.  Our colors were Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, and Melon Mambo.  For some reason I had trouble with this one.  They are great colors together.  I don't know what my problem was.  I ended up with two cards with this color combination.  Here is the second one.

Color Fusers for September Love of Leaves by Jo Anne Hewins

I couldn't decide which card to use.  You'll have to let me know which card you like best.  This card uses the Love of Leaves bundle.

This card has a card base of Night of Navy measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Whisper White.  I just wanted a little border, so this is cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Stamp over this layer using the leaves from Love of Leaves.  Stamp the Night of Navy leaf first since it is the largest.  Next add in the Melon Mambo.  Fill in with other leaves using Balmy Blue and more Night of Navy.  Use the Stitched Leaves dies to add the veins to all of the leaves.  Do as many as possible at one time and then finish up the rest.

With a Water Painter and ink in the lid of the Balmy Blue pad, add sprinkles by tapping the Water Painter against an extended finger.

Color Fusers for September Love of Leaves Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut the label from Whisper White using the Celebration Labels dies.  Use the 4th one from the outside.  Stamp the saying from Love of Leaves in Night of Navy near the bottom.  Add with dimensionals.

Cut out the largest leaf in Night of Navy card stock, the next largest in Melon Mambo, and 2 leaves in Balmy Blue.  With the Stitched Leaves dies, you can cut out the leaf and put in the vein markings at the same time.  It's so cute.  Add the leaves with glue.  

Add a bow with the gold trim.  It's from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  Add with a glue dot.  This is not the easiest ribbon to use.  It does unravel. 

Cut some stems in Gold Foil using the Poinsettia dies.  Glue carefully.  Some will extend over the label.  You will need to tuck some under the leaves.  Some of the stems will need to be trimmed.

Color Fusers for September Love of Leaves Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

On the inside of the card, the saying is from Love of Leaves.  Stamp three leaves, add in the veins with the dies.  Flick more Balmy Blue dots as on the front.

Color Fusers for September Love of Leaves Card by Jo Anne Hewins

So, what do you think?  Here's the one from last week.

Snowflake Wishes Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Which do you like best?

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Peace & Joy Bundle

The Peace & Joy Bundle can be found on page 18 of the August-September Mini Catalog.  The Peace & Joy stamp set goes with the Joy dies.

Peace & Joy Bundle pics

A few samples can bring this bundle to life.

Peace & Joy on Earth

Peace & Joy Gift Box Peace & Joy to the World



Here's a great little video showing how to make the above.

 

This is a great little bundle perfect for those Christmas cards!

Peace & Joy Bundle group

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