Hope & Prayer with Texture Chic Designer Series Paper

I just recently got the stamp set Hope & Prayer.  It's on page 71 of the annual catalog.  This is a great set for a religious card.  I think it would be good for a sympathy card as well.  

Hope and Prayer  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card I also used the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper.  I don't use gold very much, but I really do like how this card turned out.  I used a base of Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and use a Bone Folder to burnish the fold.

Cut the DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue to the front of the card.  I like to use glue because it has a little give to it, but not for long.  This paper will cover the entire front of the card.  If you end up with a little white from the base showing, just trim it off.  Cut off any extra you might have with paper snips.  If you turn to the back and cut it seems easier for me.

Hope and Prayer  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the saying stamp on Basic White with Versamark.  Before stamping use an Embossing Buddy over the surface to remove static.  SU does sell this item in the July-December Mini on page 49.  It's part of a kit called the Embossing Additions Tool Kit.  Use the Gold EP that's part of the Metallics Embossing Powders.  Our Heat Tool is used to melt the powder into beautiful gold.  At the same time stamp and emboss the dove.

Cut the saying out with the Stylish Shapes dies.  Cut the larger fatter banner at the same time using a different print from Texture Chic.  Fussy cut the dove with paper snips.

Hope and Prayer  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Cut the banner from the DSP in half.  To make the banner appear longer glue the banner parts on each side of the circle.  I used the lines on my Grid Paper to make sure the sides are straight.  You might even trace the sides of the banner on the back of the circle before you cut it.  Add to the card near the bottom of the card.  Use dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Sheets to add the circle and banner.  Did you know that you can cut the foam sheets with dies.  I cut the next smallest circle from the foam for this purpose using the Stylish Shapes.

The gold trim is from the Simply Elegant Trim from the annual catalog.  I put a glue dot right above the circle and looped the trim back and forth using the glue dot to hold it.  Use a dimensional and glue dots to add the dove.

Complete the card with some of the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Hope and Prayer Card Standing  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

Gold embossing is a technique that I don't use that often.  Every time, though, it's like magic.  Why don't I do that more???  I think I'll make a few more of these cards.  It's really pretty and it's not that hard to do.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate it!

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Perched in a Tree and the Merry Melody Folder

Of course when you think about birds, you think about their beautiful songs.  It's only natural to link the Perched on a Tree with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder.

Perched in a Tree  Aspen dies  Merry Melody EF  Blends  Classic Matte Dots  Label Me Fancy Punch  Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

My base for this card is Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of Basic White to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Run this paper through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue this layer to the front of the card.  It should fit perfectly.

Stamp the bird, the branch and the saying onto a piece of Basic White in Memento Black.  Color with blends.  For the branch color with the Light Crumb Cake.  Add Dark Crumb Cake where the lines are already on the branch.  Go over all again with the Light Crumb Cake.  For the bird, use Light Pool Party for the head.  Use the Dark Pool Party over lines already there and a little under the beak.  For the rest of the bird, use Light Gray Granite, Dark on the extra lines and at the top of the breast.  Add some Dark Pool Party on the tips of the wings.  Feet are in Dark Gray Granite.  Cut both of these using the Aspen dies.

Perched in a Tree  Aspen dies  Merry Melody EF  Blends  Classic Matte Dots  Label Me Fancy Punch  Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
  

Punch the saying with the Label Me Fancy Punch.  Now punch another of the shapes from Pool Party card stock.  Cut this lable in half.  Glue each end to the end of the label sticking out just a little bit.

Add the branch and the bird with dimensionals.  You can use the mini dimensioanals on the branch.

Cut a piece of the Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon  and fold in half.   Add this under the label and then add the label.

Cut a length of white twine from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack.  Double it and tie around the gray granite ribbon.  Trim the ends and then separate the pieces of the ends with the Take Your Pick Tool.

Finish with Classic Matte Dots in Gray Granite.

Perched in a Tree Card  Aspen dies  Merry Melody EF  Blends  Classic Matte Dots  Label Me Fancy Punch  Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon  Perched in a Tree Bundle  Pictured with stamp set  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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All Bundled Up Meets Christmas Pinecone Dies

Sometimes I get so excited about a card.  I know, but that's why I stamp and share my cards.  It brings me joy.

All Bundled Up Card  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Friendship card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Thick Basic White cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Use the Scalloped Contours dies to cut a panel from the center of this paper.  Glue the outside part to the front of the card.

All Bundled Up  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Decorate the panel before you add it to the card.  First cut a branch using the Aspen dies.  Cut it in Early Espresso.  Glue to the panel.  Use the Christmas Pinecones dies to cut.  Use the die that looks fuller.  I cut this in Shaded Spruce CS.  Cut pieces and glue them to the branch.  You will have to snip little pieces apart, but there is no right or wrong way.

Make three pinecones.  I used the smaller ones for the small pinecones.  There are 2 pieces of both the outline and the more detailed ones.  Cut the outline pieces from Crumb Cake.  Add some Adhesive Sheets to the back of a piece of Early Espresso.  Cut the more detailed dies from that.  Those pieces will have adhesive on them when you remove the backing.  Add the pinecones with dimensionals.

All Bundled Up  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the bird from All Bundled Up in Memento Black on Basic White.  Color with blends.  I used the Crumb Cake combo, Real Red combo, Daffodil Delight combo, Light Flirty Flamingo, and the Color Lifter.  Cut out the bird with Paper Snips Scissors.  Add the bird with a dimensional.

Stamp the musical notes using the Sweet Songbirds stamp set.  I stamped in Memento Black.  I also stamped the saying on Basic White and cut around it.  If I make this card again, I think I'll try stamping the notes and saying in Early Espresso.  What do you think?  It might make the card a little more cohesive.

Add this panel into the hole left on the front of the card.  Add with dimensionals or use the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

All Bundled Up  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The All Bundled Up stamp set has a snowflake stamp.  I used this for the inside of the card.  Try that.

All Bundled Up Card  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Case of the Annual Catalog Page 40

Lately I have posted several cards that have been a CASE of another card in the annual catalog.  I'll link those at the end of this post.  The samples in our catalogs are so inspirational.  Whenever I lose my mojo, I always go to our catalogs.  I usually go for the layout of a sample and try to make something very different.  Today's card is a CASE of this card pictured on page 40.

Potted Geraniums card CASE page 40

I used the Potted Geraniums bundle for my card.

Potted Geraniums  Geraniums dies  Spots and Spots dies  Stitched Rectangles dies  Adhesive Sheets  2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I kept the color of the card.  My base is Granny Apple Green cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. 

Cut another piece of Granny Apple Green with the 3rd largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Glue to the card.  I like the interest this creates.  Next cut a piece of Parakeet Party paper with the 5th largest rectangle die.  Run this piece throught the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Spots/Dots die.  That idea came right from the sample.  Glue to the base.

Potted Geraniums  Geraniums dies  Spots and Spots dies  Stitched Rectangles dies  Adhesive Sheets  2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I thought I didn't need the Potted Geraniums bundle.  I saw such pretty cards that I finally had to order it.  Does that happen to you? I do love flowers!

My flowers have the background part in Flirty Flamingo.  For the more detailed part, I used Sweet Sorbet.  My hint is to use Adhesive Sheets on the back of this cardstock before you cut.  This turns your cutting into a sticker and makes it so easy.  I made 4 clusters of the flowers.

For the leaves, the base is Parakeet Party.  The more detailed part is cut from Granny Apple Green.  Again, use Adhesive Sheets for the backing.  I made 3 of these.

Go ahead and stamp the saying from Potted Geraniums in Granny Apple Green on Basic White.  Cut using the coordinating dies.  Isn't that the cutest label!  Love that shape!  Place it around to help you plan the leaves and flowers before you attach it.

I did some cutting of the leaf clusters to get them peeping out.  I left the flowers in their original shape.  Some are added with dimensionals and some are glued down.  Once you get it the way you like it, add the saying label.

Potted Geraniums Card  Geraniums dies  Spots and Spots dies  Stitched Rectangles dies  Adhesive Sheets  2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Add a bow of Sweet Sorbet twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack.

Potted Geraniums  Geraniums dies  Spots and Spots dies  Stitched Rectangles dies  Adhesive Sheets  2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card, I used the stamps.  You can see they are just as pretty as the dies.  The saying is from the stamp set.

Potted Geraniums Card  Geraniums dies  Spots and Spots dies  Stitched Rectangles dies  Adhesive Sheets  2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

If you want to see the other cards that were cased from the catalog go here and here.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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NC Demo Blog Hop It's Time to Leaf Summer Behind

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for September.  The hot temps are gone, thank goodness!  It's time to enjoy my favorite time of year, fall!  Of course as people from NC know, those summer temps can come creeping back taunting us with Indian Summer.

I panicked a little when I saw the theme of the month.  I didn't buy the leaf bundles, Season of Chic from the annual or Fond of Autumn from the Mini.  I thought about using the Perched in a Tree bundle.  All of those are just some of the great fall sets.  I decided to go in a completely different direction.  This card is so pretty in person!

Leaf Fall EF Card  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

My base is Early Espresso cut to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

The Brushed Metallic Cardstock has 3 different tones of gold tones.  I hadn't opened this pack so I cut a piece of the lightest gold color to 3 3/4 x 5.  Cut this out again using the 2nd largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Now run this piece through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.  It's just beautiful!

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I pulled two of the leaf stems from my Forever Fern stamp set.  That set is a classic in its beauty in my opinion.  I used StazOn ink and stamped them on the other metallic tones from the paper pack.  I made a few of each, one of the darker gold tone and one on the copper tone.  I love how these stamps look on the metallic with lots of detail.  I suggest that you let these dry for a few moments and then cut with the Forever Flourishing dies.  

Leaf Fall EF Card  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I cut one of the stems from the Ranunculus dies in Early Espresso and then 2 of one of the flower stems from the Flowers of Home dies from Vellum cardstock.

My best advice is to take these parts and just play with the placement of them until you like what you get.  I used Mini dimensionals, glue dots, and a little of the Multipurpose Liquid glue to attach them to the card.

I used the Faux Suede Ribbon on this card.  I don't know why, but I added it a weird way.  I started way to the rignt and added the ribbon with a glue dot.  Then I pulled it to the other side and tacked it down again with a glue dot.  Pull the ribbon all around the front of the card.  As I pulled it back around I covered the raw end that was showing where I began.  Secure with a glue dot.  Pull the ribbon over past the decoration, secure, and bring the ribbon toward the lower right of the card.  Add glue dot.

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The Hydrangea Haven stamp set has several small sentiments that fit on a tiny tag.  The tag is part of the Hydrangea dies.  If nothing else this card made me search through my stash of stuff.  I had forgotten about that tiny tag.  Stamp in StazOn on the coppery paper.  Cut with the die.

Truthfully, I added the ribbon in a weird way because I wanted to tie on the tag.  I didn't want to tie around a lot of that ribbon.  I just put the Crumb Cake twine around one layer of the suede ribbon.  I used my Take Your Pick tool to pull apart all of the threads.  I used the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack for the twine.  I tucked the tag down a little behind the ribbon.  I'm actually hiding a little scratch on the tag, but don't tell anyone.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Basic White the same size as the paper on front with the Stitched Rectangles.

Leaf Fall EF  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The saying is from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.  I added one of my extra metallic stems near the bottom.

Leaf Fall EF Card  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock  Vellum CS  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

North Carolina has so much talent when it comes to card making.  I hope that you will visit all of the posts on this hop.  We are about to Leaf the Summer Behind!  Next up is Laurie!

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Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Laurie Meier
Toni Campana
Tracie Evans Langley

 

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