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November 2017

Yet Another Painted Harvest Card!

The Painted Harvest stamp set is my very favorite in the Holiday catalog.  I'm not alone.  It's one of their best selling sets!  The versatility of the set is certainly one of the reasons.  I needed a relatively simple card to make for a swap.  This is the card.

Painted Harvest with acorns

Start with a card base of Emerald Envy measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Early Espresso layer is 3 11/16 s x 4 15/16.  Yes, that's a little weird.  The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 4 3/4.  Use the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder to add dimension to this layer.

A Whisper White circle is cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Stamp the leaves on scrap Whisper White.  Stamp both the detailed and solid versions in Emerald Envy.  Punch with the Leaf Punch.  You will need 4.  

Stamp the acorns on white scrap.  The bottom of the acorn is Soft Suede and the top is Early Espresso.  Fussy cut them out.  You will need 3.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and is from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.

Painted Harvest acorns up close

Add a bow of the Crinkled Seam Binding in Emerald Envy.

Painted Harvest acorns inside

The inside of the card is all Painted Harvest.  The words are stamped in Early Espresso, the acorns in Soft Suede and Early Espresso, and the leaves in Emerald Envy.

Painted harvest acorns

The card is very pretty and the best part of that it's a pretty quick card!  It's perfect for this week of Thanksgiving!

Thanks for time during this busy week.  I am happy to send you any catalogs if you don't already have a demonstrator!  Just let me know.



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Quilt Builder Framelits Meets Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

For my card today, I used the Quilt Builder Framelits.  I paired them with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Quilt Builder Framelits

This makes a great fall and/or Thanksgiving card.

Start with a base of Lemon Lime Twist cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Early Espresso layer measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 and the Very Vanilla layer is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.

Cut the quilt square from a 3 inch piece of Lemon Lime Twist.  You'll also need to use the square framelit around the outside.  This can all be cut at one time.  Just make sure the inside piece is placed with all sides equal in the larger square.  I hope that makes sense.  

Cut the square from 2 different 3 inch pieces of the Painted Autumn patterned paper.  You will not need that outside square for this.

I hear that the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are perfect to use with this project.  I did not do that.  Glue the Lemon Lime Twist outline to the top portion of the vanilla paper.  Add some glue in each section of the quilt and place the pieces inside.  It's like completing a puzzle!  I did use the back of one of the papers also to get the three patterns.

Quilt Builder fall card inside

A small Early Espresso heart from the Mini Treat Bag Framelits is added to the center.

Along the bottom of the card, use several banners.  The patterned banners are 1/2 inch wide and notched on the ends.  The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and stamped in Early Espresso.  The espresso heart is from the Wood Crate Framelits.

Quilt Builder fall inside

The sentiment inside is also from Painted Harvest.  Tiny 1/4 inch banners are added to the bottom.  The small heart is from the Mini Treat Bag Framelits.

Quilt builder painted autumn

Paper quilting is the only kind I can do, but this sure is fun!  You just might want to try it!

Thank you for looking at my blog today.  I appreciate your time.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me know if you would like a catalog!

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The Tree Rings Background Stamp Makes a Great Fall Card

Have you used the Tree Rings background stamp?  I don't what it is, but I love this stamp.  I'm using it on my card for today.

Tree Rings Fall Card

We made this card at my November class.  I think it's a great fall card and maybe a little masculine if needed.

Start with a Soft Suede card base.  It's cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  Stamp the front with the Tree Rings background stamp.  I stamped it in Early Espresso.  While you are at it, stamp a rectangle of Soft Suede measuring 2 x 3 3/4 with the Tree Rings, too.  You'll need it later.

Run a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 2 x 4 1/4 through the Big Shot with the Woodlands embossing folder.  Layer on a piece of Early Espresso that's 2 1/8 x 4 1/4.  Adhere to the lower part of the card front.

From the stamped rectangle, cut the row of hearts and the "for you" using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  You will need to trim the row of hearts.  Save the extra hearts for the inside of the card.  Add to the vanilla panel.

Tree Rings Fall up close

Using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, cut two detailed leaves from Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Cut one solid leaf from Soft Suede.  Crumple the suede leaf in your hand to add texture.  Sponge around the outside with Early Espresso ink.  Place the leaf on the Versamark pad.  Press it in places, but not all over.  Sprinkle with the copper embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Layer these leaves on the card.  Add a bow of Copper Ribbon.

Tree Rings  inside

For the inside of the card, use a sentiment from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.  Add some of the hearts cut of from the heart banner.  Stamp the detailed leaf in Early Espresso and the inside in Lemon Lime Twist.

Tree RIngs Fall November card

The sentiment makes this a birthday card, but it could be for any occasion with a different sentiment.  Don't forget about the Soft Sayings Card Kit stamp set just because it's part of a kit.  Use it any time!

Thanks for sharing your time with me today.  I appreciate it so much.

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

This is my first time taking part in the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  I'm really excited!  This month's theme is favorite technique.  I'm Jo Anne Hewins from North Carolina in the USA.  Thanks so much for joining me.  I'm sure you'll see lots of great ideas on this hop!

When I think of my favorite technique, I'm just a little overwhelmed.  There are just so many.  I've decided to make my own background using cut outs from thinlits.  I'm using the Flourish Thinlits for my project.

May Flowers Thinlits for background

Start with a card base of Pear Pizzazz measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  I used the large flourish from the Flourish Thinlits.  Cut 4 of these from Pear Pizzazz.  Place these on the front of the card so that they cover the card in a pleasing way.  Most of the stems are toward the center of the card since they will be covered.  These were glued using the Silicone  Craft Sheet.  Add some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the corner.  Use a quarter of a Stamping Sponge to daub glue on the back of the cut out carefully.  I think this makes a beautiful background.

Flourish Thinlits background up close

To decorate the card, add an oval of Whisper White using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the largest oval.

The Falling Flowers stamp set and the May Flowers Framelits were used for the flowers on the card.  Stamp them in Memento Black on Whisper White card stock.  I used the new Blends to color these flowers.  That's another technique that I am loving.  Use the light and dark Calypso Coral Blends, the light and dark Old Olive Blends, and the light and dark Pool Party Blends.  I chose to color the whole picture with the light color, add the dark where I wanted it, and then go over again with the light.  The pieces were added with Mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Colorful Seasons.  It's stamped in Calypso Coral on a 1/2 inch scrap of Whisper White.

Flourish Thinlits background inside

The inside of the card has a sentiment from the So Many Shells stamp set.  I also added another flower and leaf colored with the new Blends.

Flourish Thinlits background card

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day.  Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!  You are currently visiting Jo Anne Hewins at Luv 2 Create.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #484, Pretty Pines

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Today's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a sketch.


For this card, I wanted to use the Stitched Felt Embellishments.  I think it turned out well.


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

The front of the card is covered with patterned paper from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  It measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

A panel of Whisper White, 2 3/4 x 4 is added to the center of the front.  The corners were rounded with the retired corner rounder.

Add a banner 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 with more of the patterned paper from the Quilted Christmas pack.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch the end.  The thin strip is cut at 1/4 x 5 1/4.  It's from the same paper pack.

The pine cones, Soft Suede and Early Espresso, are cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The Garden Green sprigs and the Real Red ones are also cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Top off with the felt holly from the Stitched Felt Embellishments.  I added the felt with Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  It's stamped in Real Red on a 1/2 inch scrap of Whisper White.

CCMC#484 close up

The inside of the card has a sentiment from Christmas Pines and more cut outs.  For the pine cone, cut the smaller pine cone shape from Soft Suede and then stamp with Early Espresso on top.

CCMC#484 inside

As I finished this card, I noticed that it is very similar to another card I posted recently.  You can see that card here.  It was from another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

CCMC#484 Christmas Pines

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