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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #546 Life is Grand

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

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I've always loved green and blue together.  The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper with its bold designs of Night of Navy and Call Me Clover inspired me to make this card.

CCMC #546 Life is Grand by Jo Anne Hewins

This card features the stamp set Life is Grand found on page 17 of the Occasions catalog.  This stamp set could easily be overlooked in this catalog.  I think it could become a favorite!

The card base is Call Me Clover cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  To add a little interest to the background of the card, stamp the dots from Bloom by Bloom in Call Me Clover randomly.

Don't you just love those rows of white daisies in the patterned paper!  That piece is cut at 3 x 4.  Add to the left side of the card.  The large bold flowers on the green background paper measures 2 3/4 x 3.  Place it in the center of the card.

Use the new Pineapple Punch Grograin Ribbon in three rows across the center of the card.  I ran a few rows of my snail under where the saying will go to attach the ribbon.  I chose to run the ribbon in one continuous strand, but it could be cut into three rows of ribbon.

CCMC #546 Life is Grand close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Another item that could be overlooked in the Occasions catalog is the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  They are found on page 28 in the lower left corner.  I am using these framelits a lot!  The best part is that the stitching is on both sides of the cut of the framelit.  I didn't really use that on this card, but wow!  Stamp the saying from Life is Grand on Whisper White in Night of Navy ink.  Cut out with the rectangle that most closely fits.  Add some of the Call Me Clover dots from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to dress it up!  Add this panel with dimensionals.

CCMC #546 Life is Grand inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying is from Life is Grand.  Add some of the yellow enamel dots.

CCMC#546 Life is Grand card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is simple, but it just has a little something something.  It is cute!

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A Lasting Lily Card on Black and White Check

I think the Sale-a-Bration offerings for this year are fantastic!  The Botanical Butterfly paper just might be my all time favorite designer series paper.  I also love the Lasting Lily stamp set.  In fact, I used these items to make a beautiful frame.  You can see that post here.  Today I have a card that matches the frame.  Here is the card.

Lasting Lily card coordinates with NC frame by Jo Anne Hewins

I have a special love for black and white.  I love this card so much!

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White cut at 4 1/4 x 11.  Score this at 5 1/2 and then fold.  Cut the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper the same size at the card front, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Adhere.

When making the frame, I had stamped lots of flowers and stems.  I had to use them, and a matching card seemed like a great idea.  For the frame I stamped flowers in Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, and Daffodil Delight.  I stamped both the small and large flowers.  For this card I used the small flower in Grapefruit Grove and two large flowers one in Highland Heather and one in Daffodil Delight.  Fussy cut.  You'll need three stems.  Stamp and cut one of each stem in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp and cut another with the stem bent to the right.  See my photo.

Lasting Lily card coordinates with frame clear block by Jo Anne Hewins

After cutting, I usually adhere the top part of the stem to the bottom of the flower.  Figure out your placement and glue down.  Use dimensionals under the middle daffodil flower.

Add a bow of Daffodil Delight Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Combo Pack.

Lasting Lily coordinates with frame close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for this card is from the stamp set Beautiful Bouquet.  Stamp in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.  To get the stitched look, use a framelit from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  Center the saying within the framelit and run through the Big Shot.  It does the stitching but does not cut out the saying.  No worries.  The Pretty Label Punch is a perfect fit around the stitching!  Glue to the card.

For the inside, glue in another flower and stem.  I had the Highland Heather one left so that's what I used.  The saying is from Beautiful Bouquet.

Lasting Lily card coordinates with frame inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

So, how do the frame and the card look together?

Lasting Lily Frame and Card with ribbon by Jo Anne Hewins

I think they look lovely together!  I decided that we would make this card in my next class.  To make it a little more economical, I reworked it a bit so that the black and white check is 4 x 5 1/4.  You can get more out of a sheet of paper that way.  Here is the result.

Lasting Lily card coordinates alternative for class by Jo Anne Hewins

I used a Basic Black card stock base for this measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded.  Let me know which one of the cards you like better!

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January Stamping Around the World Tutorial teaser

Get the tutorial for all 10 of these cards free with a minimum of a $50 order from me.  Use the Host Code KHZAYXAR.  When I get notification of your order I'll email the tutorial to you, within 48 hours if not sooner.  If you just want the tutorial, send me an email at johewins@gmail.com.  I'll send you a Paypal invoice and send you the tutorial upon payment.  The tutorial is $20.  These are great cards contributed by 10 stampers from around the world!

 

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NC Demo Blog Hop for January Pairing the New with the Old

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for January.  I'm Jo Anne Hewins from the piedmont area of NC.  Today we celebrate the new while remembering that the annual catalog still has wonderful products for us to use.  The great part about Stampin' Up! is that our products go so well together.  You might have just come from the blog of Jacalyn Claes.  She had a great project, right!  We are so glad Jacalyn joined us this time!  Please continue on until you have visited all of us.  We love sharing with you!

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I think my favorite item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure is the Lasting Lily stamp set.  It is awesome!  You can get this set for free with a $100 purchase.  It's so worth it.  The Lasting Lily set is one of the Distinktive designs meaning that it has lots of beautiful detail to the stamp.  I paired it with the Jar of Love stamp set and the Everyday Jars Framelits from page 51 of the annual catalog.  I have a few other Sale-a-Bration items in my project, too!  I made a frame for us today.  The pictures inside the frame may have glare on them.  The frame is 6 x 6.

NC Demo Blog Hop for January Lasting Lily by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is another picture without the frame.

NC Demo January Blog Hop Lasting Lily by Jo Anne Hewins

There is a lot of fussy cutting on this project, but it is easy cutting.

I cut a piece of board that is 6 x 6.  I like to use the backing from the package of designer papers we get.  The specialty papers seem to have a thicker backing.  Those are great!  The background papers are also from Sale-a-Bration.  It's from a pack called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  One side of the paper is black and white and the other has beautiful colors.  Butterflies are involved.  The little dots paper is cut 4 x 6 and the checked is 2 x 6.  They are adhered straight to the card board.

The jar is stamped on Vellum card stock in Stazon.  I did notice a little smudging.  You might want to consider embossing the jar with black embossing powder.  Use the Jar of Love stamp set and cut it out with the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I put a small piece of Balmy Blue card stock across the bottom so that there appears to be water in the jar.  The Daffodil Delight check from the Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was added across the front of the card.  Cut to fit.  Run a length of the Daffodil Organdy Ribbon across and tape to the back of the jar.  Add a bow with a glue dot.

The tag is stamped using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set from page 111 of the annual catalog and cut out with the coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  Tie it on with a bit of the Linen Thread.  Attach the jar with dimensionals behind the daffodil piece on down.  Leave the top open so that you can add some stems in there.

NC Demo Blog Hop for January Lasting Lily close up of jar by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm really not sure how to tell you to make the flowers coming out of the jar.  It was trial and error.  I will tell you that I stamped on Whisper White about 2 of the large and 3 of the small flowers from Lasting Lily in Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, and Daffodil Delight.  The stems and leaves were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.  Only the flowers in the front really even needed stems added.

For a couple stems I bent the stamp on my block to get a curved stem.  This was for the flowers a the bottom going to the sides.  I bent one way and stamped and then bent it in the other direction.

Lasting Lily card coordinates with frame clear block by Jo Anne Hewins

I figured out what I wanted in the front but did not adhere.  Then I was able to fill in in the back.  For those leaves sticking up in the back, I only cut out what you would see.  The same goes for some of the pieces of flowers you see in the back.  I just filled in with pieces.  For interest I added dimensionals under some of the flowers and leaves to the front.  I did not end up using all of the flowers I cut out, but coming up in another post, I'll have something I made with the extra.  When the flowers were done, I did use a glue dot to secure the top of the jar.

NC Demo Blog Hop for January Lasting Lily layer shot by Jo Anne Hewins

Just play with it.  Have fun!  I love how this turned out!

NC Demo Blog Hop for January lasting Lily close up of flowers by Jo Anne Hewins

I would love to see what you make.  Please share them with me!

NC Demo Blog Hop for January Lasting Lily Frame by Jo Anne Hewins

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Be Mine Valentine Pouch and 3 x 3 Cards

The Be Mine Valentine January Paper Pumpkin is so cute.  It makes 24 little treat pouches that would make anyone smile with happiness!

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin for January by Jo Anne Hewins

In an earlier post I shared two cards that I made using this kit and the Animal Expedition Suite from the Annual Catalog.  You can see that post here.  I thought those cards were really cute!

Today I have a cute little card holder and three 3 x 3 cards and envelopes.

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin 3 x 3 Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

The Whisper White 3 x 3 Envelopes are on page 193 of the Annual catalog.  But I was also able to make a cute little holder for the cards.

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin for January alternate card  and holder by Jo Anne Hewins

When I got ready to tell about the holder, I felt it was hard to explain in words that made sense.  So I have made a video to share with you.  It will explain how to make the holder, decorate the flaps of the envelopes, and cut and make each card.

 

For the cards, cut the short side of a piece of card stock at 6.  Now turn the paper and cut at 3.  You can get 3 cards from a sheet of paper.  Fold in half.  I've explained in the video, but here are pictures of each of the cards.

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin 3 x 3 Chameleon by Jo Anne Hewins

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin 3 x 3 Two Birds by Jo Anne Hewins

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin animals one on top of another by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to decorate the flaps of the envelopes and the cards.  The stamp set included with the Paper Pumpkin is just so cute.  That's where the birds and the chameleon are from.  Color with Light and Dark Pool Party and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Blends.  Cut around the animals and add to the cards.  The sentiments and enamel hearts are all part of the kit.

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin 3 x 3 All Three Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are all of the alternates I made with the Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin kit for January.

Be My Valentine January Paper Pumpkin projects by Jo Anne Hewins

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January Stamping Around the World Tutorial teaser

Get the tutorial for all 10 of these cards free with a minimum of a $50 order from me.  Use the Host Code KHZAYXAR.  When I get notification of your order I'll email the tutorial to you, within 48 hours if not sooner.  If you just want the tutorial, send me an email at johewins@gmail.com.  I'll send you a Paypal invoice and send you the tutorial upon payment.  The tutorial is $20.  These are great cards contributed by 10 stampers from around the world!

 

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #545, Tea Together

Welcome to another Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This is #545.  We are using the colors Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, and Lovely Lipstick.

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I'm using the stamp set Tea Together.  It's on page 49 of the Occasions catalog.  It pairs with the Tea Time Framelits Dies on page 17 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Yes, the framelits are free with a $100 purchase!  Here is the card.

CCMC #545 Tea Time by Jo Anne Hewins

Sometimes when I am looking for inspiration for the colors we are using, I look at our designer paper.  The All My Love Designer Series Paper had the colors I needed.  The paper is on page 5 of the Occasions catalog.

Begin with a card base of Crumb Cake measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.    The Lovely Lipstick layer is 3 3/4 x 5.

The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  On the top 3/4 of the page stamp randomly the small leaf from the Tea Together stamp set.  Use Tuxedo Memento Black ink.  Turn the stamp in different directions.  You don't have to do the middle of the paper except at the top.  The tea pot will cover the rest.  Use the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends to color in the leaves.  Cover the whole leaf with the light color.  Add in a little of the dark at one of the ends and blend again with the lighter Crumb Cake.  This adds a little interest to the background of the card.

The designer paper at the bottom of this layer is 1 1/4 x 3 5/8.  For the Lovely Lipstick doily, use the Pearlized Doilies.  Cut one that is about 1/4 inch less than half of the doily.  Turn it on the back and color using a Sponge Dauber and Lovely Lipstick ink.  Glue with the straight edge even with the patterned paper added at the bottom.  Wrap a piece of the Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon across the card and tape the ends to the back of this layer. 

Add all the layers to the card.

Stamp the tea pot on the Flirty Flamingo/Lovely Lipstick paper from All My Love.  Use Lovely Lipstick ink.  Cut this out with the Tea Time Framelits.  Add to the card with dimensionals.  Use glue dots to add the grosgrain bow.

CCMC #545 Tea Time close up of flower by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the flower on Whisper White using Memento Black.  Color using the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends and the Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick Blends.  Use the framelits to cut this out.  To make the flower stand out, use a Stampin' Pierce Mat.  Turn the flower over to the back.  Push around the flower using the wrong end of the Paper Piercing Tool.  I used little circles.  When you have a rounded look put a little bit of a cotton ball there.  I added a tiny bit of glue and then the cotton.  Roll up glue dots and add them around the outside of the flower.  Turn and add to the tea pot.  I have a video at the end of the post.

The sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration set Part of My Story.  It's on page 14 of the brochure.  Cut this sentiment apart and add to the card.

CCMC #545 Tea Time inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card using the Tea Together and the Part of My Story stamp sets.

 

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January Stamping Around the World Tutorial teaser

Get the tutorial for all 10 of these cards free with a minimum of a $50 order from me.  Use the Host Code KHZAYXAR.  When I get notification of your order I'll email the tutorial to you, within 48 hours if not sooner.  If you just want the tutorial, send me an email at johewins@gmail.com.  I'll send you a Paypal invoice and send you the tutorial upon payment.  The tutorial is $20.  These are great cards contributed by 10 stampers from around the world!

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