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Happiest of Birthdays with Flowers for Every Season DSP

It's Thursday and the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch.

CCMC622 p90

We are again doing a CASE of the catalog from page 90.  I chose to use the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set for my card.

CCMC #622 Happiest of Birthdays by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Bumblebee card stock that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

Add strips of designer paper from the Flowers of Every Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Each strip is 1 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Adhere with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Each strip is a little askew.

On a piece of Whisper White, about 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, stamp the large stamp from Happiest of Birthdays.  I used the Stamparatus to help with this.  Leave a little room for a ribbon across the top.  Use a sponge dauber to add Bumblebee ink to the stamp.  Go part way down.  Stamp.  If needed, ink up again using the sponge dauber and stamp.  You want the image to be solid and dark.  Clean the stamp.  Now repeat this process and use the sponge dauber to add Magenta Madness to the rest of the stamp.  Be sure that the entire image is printed.  Stamp and then repeat if needed.  This gives a pretty two tone look to the saying.

Cut this out using the largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly die.  I did trim straight across the top for a flat edge.  This was in keeping with the CASE.  It does not have to be trimmed.

CCMC #622 Happiest of Birthdays Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Tie some of the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon around the top of this banner and tie into a knot.  I did put a glue dot under my knot to hold it in place.

Add this banner with dimensionals.

Finish off the card with some of the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots in Magenta Madness.

CCMC #622 Happiest of Birthdays Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the same technique for the words on the inside of this card.  They are also from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.  Add strips across the bottom of the inside.  These measure 1/2 x 5.

That's it.  This is a pretty easy card.  The paper designs and colors make it pop!  And, I love that Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, don't you!  To see another card using Happiest of Birthdays go here.

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CCMC#622 Happiest of Birthdays Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Celebrate Sunflowers in Cinnamon Cider!

I think one of the most popular bundles this year is the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.  It has proved to be quite versatile.  Today I'm featuring one of the new In Colors, Cinnamon Cider.  The sunflower really looks pretty against that background.

Celebrate Sunflowers by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Cinnamon Cider that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp over the front with the small sunflower stamp from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  Stamp off the Cinnamon Cider for this.

Add a strip of the Cinnamon Cider dotted paper from the 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  It measures 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Use the grid lines from our Grid Paper to get this strip on straight.

Stamp the large sunflower in Cinnamon Cider ink on Whisper White.  Color the sunflower in a Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.  I did not use any blending on this.  Color the center with the Bronze Blend.

Stamp three leaves on Whisper White in Old Olive.  Color with the Light Old Olive Blend.

Cut the flower and leaves out using the Sunflowers dies.  Cut two of the stems from Old Olive card stock.

Celerate Sunflowers Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Add all of these pieces with dimensionals.  Tuck in the Old Olive stems with glue dots.

Stamp the words HELLO in Old Olive ink.   This word come from the To a Wild Rose stamp set.  Fussy cut around the word and add with dimensionals.

Celebrate Sunflowers Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying inside is from To a Wild Rose.  Stamp in Cinnamon Cider.  Add another of the stems from the Sunshine dies.  Use Old Olive card stock.

Celebrate Sunflowers Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Look up the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle on Pinterest and you'll see so many beautiful samples.  It's not just for sunflowers!  I hope you'll give it a try!

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Paper Share and Bonus Days

I wanted to give you a reminder that I am doing a Paper Share for the upcoming August-December Mini Catalog for Stampin' Up!  Here are the details.

August-December Mini Catalog Paper Share by Jo Anne Hewins

You will receive:  (new papers only)
Heartwarming Hugs, 6 sheets of 6 x 12
Poinsettia Place, 6 sheets of 6 x 12
Plush Poinsettia Specialty, one 6 x 12 of 3 designs (3 total)
Red & Green Foil Sheets, 1 red, 1 green 6 x 12
Trimming the Town, 6 sheets of 6 x 12
Wonder of the Season, 6 sheets of 6 x 12
'Tis the Season 6 x 6, 12 sheets
Snowflake Splendor, 6 sheets of 6 x 12
Balmy Blue Glimmer, 1 sheet of 6 x 12
Guilded Autumn, 6 sheets of 6 x 12
Brushed Metallic, one of each bronze, copper, gold 6 x 12 (3 total)
Magic in This Night, 6 sheets of 6 x 12
Black Glitter Paper, 1 sheet of 6 x 12
Plaid Tidings 6 x 6, 12 sheets
Red Velvet Paper Pack, 1 sheet of 6 x 12

Price of Paper Share is $48 plus $7.25 Priority Shipping if not local.


I will need a group of 4 for each share.  US only.  Email me at johewins@gmail.com to reserve.  A reservation means you will participate.  A Paypal invoice will be sent out on July 29th.  Reservations and payments are due by August 2nd. 

I will order shares on August 4th.  I will cut, order, and bag paper as soon as I receive it.  All intentions are to mail out by August 24th unless shipping is extraordinarily slow or there are backorders.

 

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Happiest of Birthdays Goes Scrappy

The Scrappy Strips technique has been very popular lately.  My card for today has a little of that.  I made this card on a Facebook Live for the NC Demos Facebook group.  I'll share the video at the end of my post.

Happiest of Birthdays Scrapy Strips by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Gorgeous Grape that is 5 1/2 x  8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  

Now you'll need a piece of Whisper White card stock that is 4 1/4 x 3 1/4.  I used strips of Purple Posy and Highland Heather that were around 3/4" to 1" wide and around 4" in length.  Using a trimmer, angle one side of each strip.  Glue them to the white paper.  I like to start at the bottom and work my way up.  Continue until the whole front is covered.  I did try this using the Adhesive Sheets.  I found that I like the mobility of the glue.  You can adjust if you do it quickly.  Cut this out using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I used the largest rectangle.

Line the largest stamp from the Happiest of Birthdays on the Stamparatus so that it would be centered on this panel.  Stamp with Gorgeous Grape.  You may need to stamp more than once for a good dark impression.  Put Foam Adhesive Strips around the panel.  Adhere later.

Happiest of Birthdays Scrapy Strips Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

There will be a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White for the card base.  You will use the Basket of Blooms stamp set.  Use the scrappy strips panel to lay down and help you determine where you need flowers and leaves.   I put some near each corner.  Stamp the flowers in Memento Black and the leaves in Old Olive.  Color these in using Light and Dark Highland Heather, Dark Mango Melody, and Light Old Olive.  Run this paper through with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

Stamp, color, and cut (with snips) 2 flowers and 2 leaves on scrap white.  Add these to the front panel.

Add the panel to the center of the card front.

Happiest of Birthdays Scrapy Strips Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is my Facebook Live making this card.

 

I love all the purples, with the white and green.  That might be my favorite color combination for now!

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Friday Tutorial Celebrate Sunflowers by Cathy Davis Autrey

It's Friday and I have been featuring tutorials each Friday selected from a Facebook group called Tutorial Medley Group.  We are a private group that submits one tutorial a month and then has access to all the tutorials in the group.  Great idea, right!  This is my featured card this week.  It uses the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  It's designed by Cathy Davis Autrey.

Tutorial Medley for July Celebrate Sunflowers by Cathy Davis Autrey

I absolutely love this card.  Here are the details.

Supplies:
 Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers (152517), Beautiful Friendship (149252)
 Cardstock: Misty Moonlight (153081), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
 Ink: Memento Black (132708), Versamark (102283)
 Stampin Blends: Old Olive Combo (154892), Daffodil Delight Combo (154883), So Saffron
Combo (154905), Mango Melody Dark (154888), Soft Suede Combo (154906).
 Tool & Accessories:
- Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718)
- White Embossing Powder (109132)
- Heat Tool (129053)
- Paper snips (103579)
- Snail Adhesive (104332)
- Sunflowers Dies (152704)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
- Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820)


Measurements:
 Misty Moonlight: 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”
 Basic Black: 4 ¼” x 1 ½”
 Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” (2), scraps


Instructions:
 Fold Misty Moonlight on score line then on front section, cut out center window using
rectangle die.
 Using larger rectangle die, cut center window from one of the 4” x 5 ¼” pieces of Whisper
White, run through Tasteful Textiles embossing folder, then using Stampin' Dimensionals,
adhere over window on Misty Moonlight base.
 Stamp three small sunflowers on Whisper White scrap using Memento Black ink.
 Color sunflowers using Stampin' Blends, then cut out with die.
 Stamp 'Let's Celebrate You' verse with Versamark onto Black cardstock, sprinkle with white
embossing powder and heat with heat tool.
 Cut using snips.
 Adhere one sunflower at top right corner of rectangle window using Stampin' Dimensionals.
 Place two sunflowers at bottom left and only adhere bottom sunflower.
 Adhere verse across sunflower, then adhere last sunflower above verse with Stampin'
Dimensionals.
 One second piece of Whisper White, stamp sunflower to bottom right corner so it peaks out
of the window when card is closed. Color with Stampin' Blends then adhere piece to inside
of card.
 With card closed, stamp 'Birthdays are the best days' onto inside Whisper White using
Memento Black ink.
 Enjoy!

If you would like to download the tutorial Download Tutorial Medley for July Celebrate Sunflowers by Cathy Davis Autrey.

Hope you enjoy this.  I think I'm going to make this card!

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