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July 2019

I'm Thinking of You with Some Tasteful Backgrounds

Hello to you today.  I have a lovely Mossy Meadow card for you.  I am a green person!

Tasteful Textures by Jo Anne Hewins

I got the idea for this card from the list of bundles at the beginning of the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  Did you know there is a list of 29 bundles available for this catalog?  They are listed on pages 4-11 and include the pages where they can be found in the catalog.  Bundles have a 10% discount.  The card I saw is on page 11 where the Tasteful Textures Bundle is featured.

I started with a card base of Mossy Meadow measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  Cut off 1 5/8" from the front of the card.  Stamp the front panel with a stamp from the Tasteful Textures stamp set in Mossy Meadow.  This makes a beautiful background.  I can see this stamp will be used a lot in the future!

The Mossy Meadow panel in front measures 2 7/8 x 2 7/8.  The Pear Pizzazz layer is cut to 2 3/4 x 2 3/4.  Run this layer through your cutting machine using the  Tasteful Backgrounds Dies.  Ahere this to the Mossy Meadow layer.  I used the Mini Dimensionals for this.  When you adhere this panel, note that part of it will overlap the inside of the card.  Don't put glue there!

The saying is from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set.  Stamp in Mossy Meadow on a 1 x 2 7/8 piece of Whisper White.  Add with snail across the top and Mini Dimensionals on the bottom.  Again, watch out for the part that overlaps the inside.

Woven Heirlooms by Jo Anne Hewins

Use one of the Mini Library Clips on the sentiment.  Add a little bit of the Braided Linen Trim that has been unraveled at the end.

For the inside add a piece of Whisper White that is the same size as the card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Trim a little off the side to make up for the fold.  

Tasteful Textures Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the same stamp used for the background in the lower middle.  I set the inside saying up on my Stamparatus.  Add a piece of music paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper cut to 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 to the right.

Tasteful Textures Partially Open by Jo Anne Hewins

It doesn't look it, but this card isn't that hard to make.  I have a video for you today!

 

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Inspiring Iris - Day 4

I'm back with day 4 of my Inspiring Iris Week.  I love this stamp set.  Here is my card for today.

Inspiring Iris Whisk & Barrel for July by Jo Anne Hewins

Did you notice that this set also has a beautiful carnation?  That's what I'm using today.  I'm also using one of the new In Colors Rococo Rose.  It's perfect for the carnation.

So the Rococo Rose base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp the background.  I used the same color.  Stamp across the top.  Don't be afraid to go off the top.  Vary the height of the flowers.  The patterned paper across the center of the card will hide those stems so don't worry about them.  Stamp across the bottom.  For these, most of the stems will be off the page.  Again, vary the height.

The Rococo Rose scripted paper is part of the 2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  It measures 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Use your grid paper to get this layer straight across the card.

Inspiring Iris Whisk & Barrel for July Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The Whisper White layer measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Stamp in Memento Black ink.  I started in the middle and then worked to each side.  Stamp the flowers in Rococo Rose and the stems in Pear Pizzazz.  The colored parts do not fit exactly to the black image.  That is just part of the stamps.  

Wrap some Linen Thread around the layer 2 times and tape to the back.  Add a bow with a rolled up glue dot.  The word hello is stamped in Memento Black.  The hello is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.

Add this panel with dimensionals.

Inspiring Iris Whisk & Barrel Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  All Inspiring Iris.

Inspiring Iris Whisk & Barrel Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The Inspiring Iris stamp set is very versatile.  I think you need to add it to your craft room!  If you missed my other samples this week, go here and here and here.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #570 Inspiring Iris - Day 3

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #570.  We are again CASEing one of the samples from the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  This time we are on page 110.

CCMC570

I'm also showcasing the Inspiring Iris stamp set this week.  Here is my card for today.

CCMC#570 Inspiring Iris by Jo Anne Hewins

You might not have noticed these flowers in the Inspiring Iris stamp set.  They are really pretty.

My card base is Granny Apple Green measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The card we are CASEing had words down the right side of the card.  I decided to stamp the flowers down the side.  I turned the stamp around each time to add a little interest.  Stamp this in Granny Apple Green.

Cut a piece of Poppy Parade 2 1/2 x 3 and emboss this with the Eyelet Lace embossing folder.  Add to the card.  From the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack, cut a piece of the poppy gingham 1/2 x 3 and add to the bottom of the poppy layer.

You next need a piece of Whisper White cut to 2 1/4 x 3 1/4.  Stamp the flower stamp in Memento black across the top and a little to the left.  Turn the stamp and stamp across the bottom and a little to the right.  Use the matching stamps to color in the flower in Poppy Parade, the leaves in Granny Apple Green, and the center in Daffodil Delight.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

CCMC #570 Inspiring Iris Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the sentiment in Memento black on a strip of white that is 3/4 x 2 1/4.  Add across the middle of the larger white rectangle.

Finish off the front of the card with some of the sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

CCMC #570 Inspiring Iris Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card is all from Inspiring Iris.  I kind of missed the mark on stamping the poppy, but I decided to keep it.  It's handmade, right!

CCMC#570 Inspiring Iris Card by Jo Anne Hewins

If you want to check out my other Inspiring Iris stamp set cards from this week, go here and here.  I thank you for your time today!

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Inspiring Iris Week - Day 2

I'm featuring the Inspiring Iris stamp set this week.  It can be found on page 111 of the Stampin ' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  Go here to see my card from earlier in the week using Inspiring Iris.  This is my card for Day 2.

Inspiring Iris July Class Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card was inspired by Mary Deatherage.  I changed a few things.  

The card base is Merry Merlot cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer, cut at 4 x 5 1/4, is from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper is fantastic.  It is thinner than our regular DSP, but it is still double sided.  You get 4 of each sheet in the pack instead of 2!  I love that!  You really need to see this paper to understand how great it is.

I used the long design stamp to add a little something to the designer paper.  This stamp does not reach all the say across the layer.  It doesn't matter since the center layers cover up any places they might not meet or look funny.  Use the grid paper to help get the lines straight across the paper.  Mine isn't quite straight, but I think it looks fine.

Stamp the black outline of the iris on a piece of Whisper White.  I used my Stamparatus to make sure that I had a good dark outline.  Now stamp the leaves in Granny Apple Green and the iris in Merry Merlot.  Let me tell you that these do not line up exactly with the black outline.  Just do your best and know that it does not match everywhere.  This is done on purpose to add to the style.  Cut this layer out with the Rectangle Stitched Dies (5th one in).  While you are at it, cut another rectangle in Merry Merlot.

Wrap a couple rows of Linen Thread around the paper and add the layer to the card base.

Inspiring Iris July Class Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The Merry Merlot layer is put on a little askew on the card.  The Whisper White layer is straight.

Stamp the sentiment using the Inspiring Iris stamp set.  Cut out with the 3rd rectangle in from the group of 4.  This will be too long.  The first cut should have the end close to the Sending.  Now move the die so that the other end is close to the other end.  You can kind of feel when the dies pops into the stitching  alread there.  Run through your cutting machine again to get your tag tailored right to the saying.  Add to the bottom of the iris layer.  Add a couple pieces of the Pressed Flowers Specialty Washi tape to decorate.

A Linen Thread bow, added with a rolled up glue dot, finishes the front of the card.

Inspiring Iris July Class Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  Stamp the irises just as on the front.  Add the saying in merlot.

Inspiring Iris July Crafty Class Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I think this card would really give comfort to someone in need.  Bet you know someone!

Thanks for your time today.  More Inspiring Iris and Thusday and Friday.

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A Gorgeous Grape Inspiring Iris Week - Day 1

I have beautiful memories of a patch of irises.  It had many colors and had the best smell.  My mom and I would walk through the patch to see which colors had bloomed that morning.  It's a really good memory.  For that reason, I love irises.  They are dear to my heart.  That's why I knew I would get the Inspiring Iris stamp set and why I am dedicating this week to the stamp set.  So this week I will share cards using this set on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Here is my Monday card.

Inspiring Iris in Gorgeous Grape by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a super simple card except for the cut out.  I'll have a video below to show you how to do that part.  Don't you love it in Gorgeous Grape!

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

The next layer is Whisper White cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  You will need the same size Whisper White for the inside of the card, too.

Stamp the irises across the bottom of this layer.  I started in the center with the stems in Garden Green, and then I stamped each side.  Add the flowers in Gorgeouse Grape.    I made sure that the tallest stem fit into the center of the flower.

We will be using the Stitched Nested Labels for the cut out.  You can make the cut out longer by placing the top cutting plate just short of the end of the tag.  This process is a little hard for me to explain well, so I have made a video.  We'll just place that here.

 

I hope that was helpful.  The label die I used for the white is 1 3/4" wide and the grape is one size up.  It's about 2" wide.

Add the saying in Garden Green.

Use the Tricolor Ribbon.  Just tie it around the tag.  In the video I added the tag with snail.  In my original, the tag is added with dimensionals.  I think either is fine.

Inspiring Iris in Gorgeous Grape Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside has an iris in the lower right corner and the saying from Inspiring Iris.

Inspiring Iris in Gorgeous Grape Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I love the simplicity of this card.  You can make it in 10 to 15 minutes!

Inspiring Iris in Gorgeous Grape with Tricolor Ribbon by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget to check out more of Inspiring Iris Week on Wednesday!

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