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Shaded Summer and the Sale-a-Bration Offering Summer Shadows Dies

Shaded Summer is a fantastic stand alone stamp set in the Annual catalog on page 75.  The sayings are wonderful.  Well, bam! beginning August 3rd you can earn the Summer Shadow Dies that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration.  All you need is a $100 order.  On my Facebook Live this week I featured these products with some really cute samples.  Let me say that I was inspired by some of the samples in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Shaded Summer Facebook Live 7.21

Here is the video!  I hope you'll watch it and share if you want, too.

 

Shaded Summer Facebook Live 7.21.2021 White emboss Resist by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card the base is Smoky Slate.  Stamp around the outside with the largest flower stamp in Versamark.  The patterned paper is from the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper available in the August-December Mini catalog.   It's cut to 3 x 4.  That's a great size to make 12 cards from one sheet of 12 x 12.

Use Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, and Highland Heather for the flowers stems.  Stamp in Versamark and emboss with white embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powders collection.  Use a Blending Brush to add more color toward the center of each stem.  Wipe away any extra color on the embossed part.  Cut out with the dies and glue to the card front.

Add twine from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack.  The saying is embossed in white and added with dimensionals.  

Finish with Metallic Pearls.

Shaded Summer Facebook Live 7.21.2021 Gold Foil by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Merry Merlot.  Stamp around the outside of the base with the smaller group of stems in Merry Merlot.  The patterned paper is from the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper cut to 3 x 4.

Stamp the large stamp in Merry Merlot and cut out with the dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Cut some of the flowers and leaves in Gold Foil.  Place around the merlot stem.

Stamp the saying in Merry Merlot.  Add with dimensionals.

Finish with Metallic Pearls.

Shaded Summer Facebook Live 7.21.2021 SAB dies by Jo Anne Hewins

The base is Mint Macaron cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Use the Pretty Flowers EF on the front of the card.  The patterned paper is from the Hand-Penned DSP.  It's cut to 3 x 4.

Cut flowers using Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral.  Cut the leaves from Mint Macaron and add as you please.

The saying is stamped in Calypso Coral and cut out with the Potted Succulents dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Finish with the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Let me know what you think!  I love these cards and I think you'll want the Shaded Summer stamp set especially when you can get the Summer Shadows dies for free!  Need more information about Sale-a-Bration?  Let me know.  It all starts on August 3rd and goes through the end of September.  I also have catalogs if you need them and don't already have a demonstrator.

As a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials!  Please use the Host Code FK6QGM3W if your order is under $150.

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Nature's Harvest and a CASE of the Catalog page 114

Hi!  It's Thursday and you know what that means.  It's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #674.  This week we are casing the catalog from page 114.

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I'm glad we are doing these challenges based on samples from the catalog.  Sometimes we forget just how inspirational our catalog can be.  I love this card and I also love the one that I made, too.

CCMC #674 Nature's Harvest Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I've already sent this one to a friend of mine that suffered a loss last week.

The base of the card is Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.

We have 3 layers that are butted up against each other on the front of the card.  The first one is Calypso Coral Card Stock.  It measures 1 1/2 x 5 3/8.  The next is designer paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper.  Cut this one to 1 1/2 x 5 3/8 as well.  The last section is Basic White Card Stock cut to 1 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this piece through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Stitched Greenery die.  I love that die!

Next comes a piece of Vellum Card Stock cut to 3 x 4 1/4.  Rub the surface with an Embossing Buddy and then stamp the largest stamp from Nature's Harvest in Versamark in the center of the vellum.  Cover with white embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powders group.  Melt with the Heat Tool.  Put glue dots on the back behind the embossing so that it will not show.

CCMC #674 Nature's Harvest Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Tie a bow with the gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack.  Add to the card with a glue dot.

The saying is from the Plentiful Plants stamp set.  Stamp in Versamark and emboss in gold using the Metallics Embossing Powders.  Add with dimensionals on each end.

CCMC #674 Nature's Harvest Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, the saying is from Nature's Harvest.  Gold emboss the saying as well as the flower stems.

CCMC #674 Nature's Harvest Project by Jo Anne Hewins

I have to say it again.  This is a pretty card.  I need to remember this lay out!

Thanks so much for joining me today.

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CCMC #674 Nature's Harvest by Jo Anne Hewins

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A Luv 2 Create Team Meeting and the Alcohol/Blends Technique

Hello!  I had an in person Luv 2 Create Team meeting on Saturday!  That hasn't happened in a long time!  Eight of us were there and it was so good to see each other again.

Team meeting photo 1

Here is Jean, Lauren, Martha, and Kaye.

Team meeting photo 2

And here are Twila (back), Cindy, and Sandy.  They did not know I took their pictures.  You can see how hard they are concentrating on their creations.  Believe me we had many smiles.  I should have tried to do a selfie with me in there, but it never occurred to me.

Alcohol Blends Technique 

The pink one used Dark Positively Pink, Dark Granny Apple Green, and Dark Bermuda Bay.  I decorated it with the large leaf from the Artistic dies in Gold Foil.  Saying from Sweet as a Peach.

The brown one used Dark Night of Navy, Cinnamon Cider, and a little Dark Just Jade.  I stamped on it using the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set in Night of Navy ink.  Use the Stamparatus to get a good dark image.  Allow to dry for a while.

The green one used Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Blackberry Bliss, and Light Shaded Spruce.  The cut outs used on this are from the Summer Shadows dies.  These dies are in the upcoming Sale-a-Bration Brochure that starts on August 3rd.  You can earn them for free with a $100 purchase.  They also coordinate with the Shaded Summer stamp set found in the Annual catalog.

Supplies used for this technique are Vellum Card Stock, Basic White Card Stock, 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, small brush, paper towel, spritzer with alcohol, Wink of Stella, container for alcohol, Adhesive Sheets, and a Bone Folder.  I used the dark blends Night of Navy, Just Jade, Granny Apple Green, and Cajun Craze.  There are many videos out there for this process.  Still, I made my own.  I would also recommend the video made by Patty Bennett on this technique.  Here's mine.

 

So here are some samples made by my team.  They were to finish a card and share with our team on our Facebook group.

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These were made by Jean.  Didn't she do a fantastic job!

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This card was made by Kaye!  

None of these samples shown have added the Wink of Stella or splatters.  They liked them without that.  

I hope you have enjoyed seeing our projects from our team meeting.  I think we all had a great time with projects, door prizes, a little Stampin' Up! history, and being with each other!  Of course we went out to lunch after.  Again, if you are interested in joining our little group, just reach out to me.

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Encircled in Friendship CASE of page 100 of the Catalog

For the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge we are casing the Stampin' Up! catalog page 100.  I chose to use the sketch of the card.  I used the Encircled in Beauty bundle and the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper.

CCMC #673 Encircled in Beauty by Jo Anne Hewins

The card starts with a base of Thick Basic White that is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.  

The Crushed Curry designer paper is cut to fill the entire front of the card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The checked paper is on the back of this paper.  Cut three of them 1 1/4 x 3 5/8.  Add these with dimensionals.  I started with the one in the middle and then added the ones on the sides.  I use my Grid Paper to help me keep things straight.

The Basic White circle is the inside of the largest doily in the Encircled in Beauty.  Stamp the larger flower stamp in Memento Black and color with the Granny Apple Green, the Daffodil Delight, and the Calypso Coral Blend Combo sets.

Cut the smaller doily in white from the dies.  You will need to cut around this doily in the center to cut off some parts that will stick out and then add the circle with dimensionals.  Glue to the center checked strip.

CCMC #673 Encircled in Beauty Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the stamp set.  Cut it apart and glue to the card front.

CCMC#673 Encircled in Beauty Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, add the saying and the small flower.  Color with blends.

CCMC#673 Encircled in Beauty Project by Jo Anne Hewins

I appreciate your time today.  I hope that you found some inspiration.

As a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials!  Please use the Host Code FK6QGM3W if your order is under $150.

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Hand-Penned Petals Card for You

I wanted to share this card with you today showing the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.  It's so easy to make pretty cards using them.  And, the Hand-Penned DSP is one of the papers that is 15% off during the Designer Series Paper Sale going on during until August 2nd.  More on that at the end of the post.

Hand Penned Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Mint Macaron that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  You'll need another layer of Mint Macaron that is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere.

The designer paper is from the Hand-Penned pack.  That pack of paper is just so beautiful.  It reminds me of my grandmother.  She loved small print flowers.  For this card cut it at 2 x 5 1/2.  Add to the center of the card.  I use my Grid Paper to help me  get the paper centered and straight.

Cut the mint striped paper using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Add to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Hand Penned Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the largest flower stamp on Basic White.  We'll only used part of this.  I just fussy cut it, but you can use the Penned Flowers dies if you wish.  You'll need to cut the rest with your Paper Snips.  I used the Pale Papaya and the Mint Macaron Combo Blends to color.  Stamp just the top large leaves three more times, color, and cut.  All around the striped paper.

For the tag cut the use the smallest tag in Basic White and stamp the saying in Mint Macaron.  Color some of the White Crinkled Seam Binding with the Dark Mint Macaron Blend.  Tie a bow and add with a glue dot.

Hand Penned Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside just stamp the largest flower stamp in Memento Black.

Hand Penned Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for your time today.  If I can be of service to you, please let me know.  I hope you have time to stamp today!

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