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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #502 Picnic with You

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today we have a sketch for you.


I love sketches.  This week I decided to use the Picnic with You bundle located on page 6 of the Occasions Catalog.  Here's what I did with it.

CCMC # 502 Jo Anne Hewins Picnic with You

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score down the middle of this at 4 1/4.  Fold and crease with your bone folder.

The blue herringbone patterned paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Cut it at 4 x 5 1/4.

The green stripe is also from the Coffee Break paper.  Cut it at 1 x 3 3/4.  Run a piece of 1/8" sheer ribbon in Old Olive across the front and tape behind the herringbone.

The basket is cut with the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits in Soft Suede.  There is a framelit piece that fits right inside the lower part of the basket and embosses.  I sponged across the front of the basket with Soft Suede ink to make the embossing show up a little better.

The stems are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White.  I stamped and cut 4 of them with the dies.  I taped these stems on the back side of the basket so that they would be where I wanted them.  I actually placed two of them and taped and then placed the other two and taped.  Attach the flower basket with dimensionals.

I used 5 of the larger flowers and 6 of the smaller flowers.  All were stamped in Berry Burst.  I must say that these flowers were a little tedious to cut out even with the dies.  My suggestion with these small pieces is to use washi tape to hold the framelits in place.  Some of the flowers are on dimensionals and some are glued onto the card.

Picnic with You basket of flowers Luv 2 Create

Using Old Olive cut out the grass with the framelits.  Add this just under the basket.  Add a bow with a glue dot to the side of the basket.

The Happy Birthday is from the Bird Banter stamp set.  Stamp in Berry Burst, trim, and add just under the grass with dimensionals.

Picnic with You for CCMC #502 inside

Inside the card the sentiment is from the Hanging Garden stamp set.  Do you know why I put it inside a little frame?  Stampers know!  Yes, I am covering up a mistake!  Stamp the stem and flower inside.  Cut out a tuff of Old Olive grass using the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.

CCMC # 502 Jo Anne Hewins Picnic with You

Who wouldn't want to get a basket of flowers in the mail?  I sure would!  Stampin' Up!'s Picnic with You Bundle makes a very pretty basket of flowers.

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Springtime Foils Meets the Note Cards & Envelopes

I'll be honest.  When I saw a picture of the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, I thought that it was just another metallic paper.  Boy, was I wrong!  As a person who isn't that wild about metallics, I truly love this paper.  Today I've used this paper on Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes.  I'll be using these for shut ins at church and also for some RAK cards.  That stands for Random Acts of Kindness.  I have two cards.  Here's the first one.

Beautiful Day stained glass technique Jo Anne Hewins

These note cards measure 3 1/2 x 5.  I cut the stripes metallic paper 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 to almost cover the card.

The ribbon on this card is from the Sale-a-Bration pick Shimmer Ribbon Pack.  It has three rolls of ribbon with Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Gray.  I used Bermuda Bay on this card.  I used a glue dot to start the ribbon where I planned to add the butterfly, wrapped the ribbon around the card, and another glue dot at the end.  The butterfly covers those ends.

The butterfly is from the stamp set Beautiful Day.  I stamped it in Versamark on Vellum Card Stock after rubbing the paper with the Embossing Buddy.  Heat emboss with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  Color on the back of the butterfly with Blends.  I used the dark Rich Rakzzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight.  I did put several coats on it to make the colors more vibrant.  Trim around the butterfly with snips and add to the card with glue dots on the body of the butterfly.

The sentiment is from the So Many Shells stamp set.  Stamp it in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and punch with the 1" circle punch.  The Bermuda Bay frame is made using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

Add Bermuda Bay Enamel Shapes and a simple ribbon knot.

Beautiful Day stained glass butterfly

I do love this card.

Beautiful Day

The second card uses the copper dotted paper from Springtime Foils.  I used the same dimensions as above for the paper.  

Springtime Foils DSP by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card I colored in the flowers on another sheet in this assortment with Blends.  I used the light and dark Rich Razzleberry and the light and dark Old Olive to color this flower.  Cut out with snips and attach to the card with dimensionals.  The sentiment on this card is from the Birthday Blooms.  Punch it out with the 1 1/2" circle punch.  The Rich Razzleberry piece is punched with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Attach this with dimensionals, too.

Springtime Foils using Blends Jo Anne Hewins

I made several different colors of cards using the light and dark blends in Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, and Cherry C0bbler.   I think they turned out nicely.

Springtime Foils 2 note cards by Luv 2 Create

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Sweet Little Something for a Sweet Little Baby

You might know that I'm expecting my first grandchild soon.  Little Sagan Hewins Raeford is due on April 27th.  The showers have begun!  We had one this past Sunday and I am getting so excited!  I've waited a long time for this!

Of course my daughter Jessie wants handmade Thank You notes, and of course I am more than willing to make them.  We chose to use that cute little bunny from Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Little Bunny stamp set.

Sweet Little Something thank you

Here is our card.  We are using the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  I've said it before.  These are one of the best bargains in the catalog.  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6 in the USA.  Grays seemed like the logical choice since Sagan's nursery is painted a light gray.

For me, the Stamperatus is a must for this bunny.  It's a three stamp process, but they must be matched exactly.  I would use scrap paper for stamping until you get everything placed correctly.  But after you get it placed, it's a snap to stamp them quickly.  It does not matter which order you stamp them, but I do think it's easier to start with the darkest when trying to place them on the Stamperatus.  I used Smoky Slate for the largest plain stamp, Basic Gray for the next one with some detail, and Memento Black for the most detailed and smallest stamp.  I did stamp the black two times, but maybe that was my pad.

The words for the front of the card are from the All Things Thanks stamp set. Stamp in Basic Gray.  I also set this up on the Stamperatus.  I used all four plates for this card!

The bow is from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  I used Powder Pink.  For most of the cards I trimed the ends of the bow a little and added it to her hair.  The little heart is punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

Sweet Little Something thank yous by Jo Anne Hewins

I made about 50 of these.  I think they are so cute.

After going to the time to set up the bunny, I just couldn't stop.  Here's the card I made for her gift.

Sweet Little Something gift card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 z 8 1/2 and scored and folded at 4 1/4.

I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Cut a piece of the Powder Pink 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Cover the front of the card.

Using the Stamperatus stamp the New Baby from the Milestone Moments stamp set in Basic Gray.  This is called Hinge Stamping.  

The bunny was stamped on Whisper White card stock and cut out with snips.  Adhere with dimensionals.  Add a Powder Pink bow from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits. 

Using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, punch the largest balloon.  Stamp Hello Baby with the Moon Baby stamp set in Basic Gray.  Attach with dimensionals.  The twine I used is retired Basic Gray.

Sweet Little Something Baby card by Luv 2 Create

Here's a pictue of two very proud and very excited grandmothers to be with my beautiful daughter.

Grandmothers in waiting!

And here is Jessie with one of her gifts.  I just couldn't resist!

Jessie mama

I have another card using the Sweet Little Something bunny.  You can go here if you missed it.  Thanks for checking out my blog today.  I appreciate it.  I'll keep you posted on our little miracle coming soon!



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Coffee Cafe Thanks a Latte

 I've decided to take on the color challenge from the Global Design Project.  They are using Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and Calypso Coral.


Here is my card using the Coffee Cafe bundle found on page 31 of the Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Coffee Cafe bundle by Jo Anne Hewins

This was a fun card to make.  Let's get to the details.

The card base is Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The Calypso Coral layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Pear Pizzazz stripe paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I find that lately I'm using these measurements quite a lot.

The Delicate White Doily was cut in half and then sponged with Calypso Coral with a sponge dauber.  Add it to the bottom third of the card.  I just used some of the Multipurpose Glue lightly in some of the larger spaces.  Wrap Linen Thread around this panel.  I went around about 4 times.

The coffee cup itself is cut using the Coffee Cups Framelits out of the Soft Suede leaf paper from the Coffee Break paper.  Add this to the card with dimensionals since the Linen Thread is there.

The wrap for the coffee is cut from Soft Suede.  I love the way the framelit cuts and embosses at the same time.  The sign is stamped in Calypso Coral on a Whisper White scrap and cut out with the framelits.  Add it with dimensionals.  Stamp the lid in coral on white and cut out.  Use dimensionals to attach the lid.

Add a Linen Thread bow with a rolled up glue dot.

Coffee Cafe close up

For the decoration, cut out some of the sprigs on the Soft Suede leaf pattern from Coffee Break.  Use the Aqua Painter to color in the berries, leaves, and stem.   Press the lid of the stamp pad and use the ink from there.  I love how this all turned out.  Glue in place.

Coffee Cafe inside of card

For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment from Coffee Cafe in Soft Suede.  Add another leaf sprig that you have colored.

Coffee Cafe bundle by Luv 2 Create

I haven't used the Coffee Cafe stamp set in a while.  It was fun to get it out again.  It was good to use some of the Coffee Break designer paper, too.

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Shares Easter Projects

Hello and thank you so much for joining the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are sharing Easter Projects this month!  My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I am joining you from North Carolina in the USA.

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I used my Stamperatus to help me with my card today.  I'm using the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  This bunny is so cute, but he is hard to line up.  There are three steps to stamp.  That's why the Stamperatus is so great!  There's actually four surfaces available to use.  My tip is to use scrap paper for all the stamping until you actually get all the bunnies aligned.  If you don't, you will waste a lot of card stock!  Oh, here's the card.

Sweet Little Something by Luv 2 Create

My next hint is that, once everything is aligned, you should make lots and lots of these bunnies to use in future projects!

Start with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4.  Use your Bone Folder to crease the fold.  Hint number three is that you definitely want to score thick cardstock.  It will fold much better!

The Pink Pirouette layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer is patterned paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The bunny uses Crumb Cake for the largest stamp with no detail.  Soft Suede was used for the stamp with some detail.  Early Espresso was used for the smallest stamp with the most detail.  Once everything is aligned on the Stamperatus, it really does not matter which order you stamp them.  Cut the bunny out with snips and add to the card.

The grass uses Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Cut this out using the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.  I lined this up with the bottom of the pink layer.

The bow is from Pink Pirouette card stock and uses the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  The flower uses this framelits set as well.  The stem is Pear Pizzazz, the flower is Pink Pirouette, and the center of the flower is So Saffron.

The clouds are cut from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies in Very Vanilla.  The smaller clouds are attached with dimensionals.  The Happy Easter is from the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  It is stamped in Soft Sky.

Sweet Little Something by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a sweet little card made with Sweet Little Something.  I'm proud that I finally used some of that Bundle of Love paper.  Sometimes it's so hard to cut beautiful paper.

Sweet Little Something Easter card by Luv 2 Create

You will want to continue on the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  There will be lots of great Easter ideas for you to enjoy.

My product list will follow the list of names of participants.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you are in the USA and don't already have one!  Thanks!


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