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A Cut Above

I don't usually buy the stamp sets like A Cut Above.  It's found on page 69 of the Jan-June Mini catalog.  My son does landscaping so getting this stamp was a no brainer.  Seeing as how Jeff's birthday is today, I used A Cut Above for his birthday card.

A Cut Above by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Thick Basic White that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.  The Oh So Ombre paper from Sale-a-Bration seemed perfect for this card.  I used one of the Granny Apple Green pieces with the circles and cut it to fit the card front, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

A piece of the Bermuda Bay from Oh So Ombre was cut with the largest oval of the Stitched Shapes dies.  Add to the center of the card front with dimensionals.

Stamp the man mowing the grass in Stazon ink on Basic White card stock.  Color with watercolor pencils.  Colors used were Pacific Point, Real Red, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Basic Black, and Daffodil Delight from Watercolor Pencils.  Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue were used from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.  Use a Blender Pen to smooth out the coloring.

A Cut Above Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the sun a three clouds on scrap white in Stazon.  Color in the sun with the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil.  Fussy cut all.  Add using dimensionals to the card front.

Trim around the person mowing and the lawn mower.  Add to the card.  Glue where it covers the oval.  Add dimensionals where it stick over the oval.

Add some grass and weeds sticking out from the mowing piece.  Use the Oh So Ombre Granny Apple Green and the Dandy Wishes dies.

The saying is from the A Cut Above stamp set.  Cut the words apart and add to the oval.

A Cut Above Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The sayings are from the A Cut Above stamp set.  Add some grass cuttings at the bottom using the Granny Apple Green with circles and the Dandy Wishes dies.

A Cut Above Birthday Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Happy birthday to you Jeff.  I don't know how you got to be so old.  I love you dearly.  I honestly don't believe that he'll be looking here though.

Thanks so much.  I do appreciate your time today.  I'm sure that you know someone who mows grass and this just might be the perfect set for you.  Did you know there is also a man in a hammock?  Anyway, if you need supplies, I'm here to help you!

Free class with a $50 order using Host Code.  See below.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I think $2 should cover that.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.


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