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Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop Quiet Meadow Bundle

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop. 

This group is part of Patty Bennett's Luv 2 Stamp group of stampers.  More about joining Stampin' Up! at the end!  Be sure to look for it.  You may be beginning here for the hop, but you'll want to see everyone.  Each of the hoppers will showcase some of the new products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  We love new stuff and we love passing along a few tips to help you be successful when stamping.  You may have come from Jason's blog post.  I love that necklace box!  Don't you!  I'm so glad you are here and can get to know the new catalog a little better!

I chose to use the Quiet Meadow bundle with the Meadow dies.  I also used the Scalloped Contours dies.

Quiet Meadow Set and Dies

For the first card, I created a monochromatic card using Gray Granite.  I love all the stamps in the set.  They are perfect for making easy backgrounds.

Quiet Meadow in Gray Granite by Jo Anne Hewins

This card starts with a Gray Granite base that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  For the base, stamp the long stamp with words a few times at the top and the bottom.  Add the flowers at end corner.  The center of the card will be covered so don't worry about how that looks.  We are using Basic Gray ink.

Stamp the Basic White layer with the words as well.  I stamped down the whole layer.  Add some of the dots around the edges and some of the single flowers.  This layer measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Use a Blending Brush to add a little shading around the outside of the layer.  Add to the base at an angle.

The Gray Granite layer is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  It is cut out using the Scalloped Contours dies.  I used the 2nd largest rectangle die.  Stamp this layer the same.  I did stamp off.  For a few of the dots I did not stamp off.

Cut out the flower from Basic White.  Back the card stock with some of the Adhesive Sheets.  Stamp the flower with the words and use a Blending Brush to add just a little shading.  Pull the adhesive backing from the flower and add to the card.  It becomes a sticker so it's easy to adhere.  Trim the stem.

Quiet Meadow in Gray Granite Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Add a length of the Basic Gray twine from the Well Suited Twine Combo Pack.  I like to tape from the back.  Add some of the Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back or dimensionals.  Add the layer to the card front straight.

Add the saying, die in the Meadows dies, and a bow from the gray twine.

Quiet Meadow Jar Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is my second card.  This card has a base of Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5 1/2.

I used the In Good Taste DSP for this card as well.  The first layer is cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to cover the entire front.  Glue.  The bottom piece is 1 x 4 1/4.  Add along the bottom.  The vase is punched with the Jar Punch.  This paper is also from the In Good Taste.  Use a Blender Brush to add a little Night of Navy ink to soften the white.  Add a length of the Night of Navy twine from the Well Suited pack around the top.  Add some of the Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back and add to the center of the card.

Cut two of the leaves stem from Evening Evergreen.  I did cover the back of the card stock with Adhesive Sheets.  Add one coming from the upper right.  Trim the stem just below the jar and stick it under.  Do the same for the second leaf stem.  You might have to cut off part of it.  Just relocate.

Quiet Meadow Jar Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut three of the flower stems from Basic White with an Adhesive Sheet backing.  Color these stems using Blending Brushes and Sponge Daubers.  I used Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, and Night of Navy.  After coloring the flowers, spray with a spritzer filled with water.  Allow to dry.  This will add a little interest.

Add butterflies that have been colored with dimensionals.

Add the tag and a bow of Night of Navy twine.

Here is the video showing how to make these cards.

 

Kurstan is up next!  She has great ideas!

Blog Hop Presenters.

Christy Frank - CA
Danielle Deana'e Diaz - NM
Jason Loucks - MA
Jo Anne Hewins - NC 
Kurstan del Rosario - CA
 
Lisa Rhine - CA
Melanie Hockin - OH
Patty Bennett - CA
Tammy Civello - CA
Teri West - AK

 

Quiet Meadow Duo by Jo Anne Hewins

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If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family and my Luv 2 Create group, now is the perfect time!  During the month of May, you'll get $155 of product for $99 in the US.  You also get free business supplies, free shipping, and a free Paper Pumpkin.  Start getting a 20% discount, too!  I have lots of happy shoppers getting a discount and a few who are thinking about a business opportunity.  Either is fine!  Let me know if you are interested.   Click here if you know you are! 

I also want you to know about my new class for May featuring the Quiet Moment Bundle.  Find this bundle on page 110 of the new catalog.

May Class Quiet Meadow by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's a peek at my class for May using the Quiet Meadow bundle with the Meadow dies.  I've also used the Scalloped Contours dies.  These products are fantastic.  The class consists of 4 cards with pieces cut.  No stamped images can be sent.  You'll also get a video and PDF sent to you in an email.  With an order over $50 using the Host Code VTBU279H, you'll get the class for free.
You can also order this class for $25 plus shipping of $2.50.
Just think, you could order the Quiet Meadow bundle #155847 for $53 and get the class for free!  Order here on May 4th.
Luv 2 Create Team members can get the class for $15.
Note:  If you order over $150 and can earn Host Rewards, do no use the Host Code.  You'll still get the class!
I'll have this ready to mail and email by May 11th.

Quiet Meadow Card Duo by Jo Anne Hewins

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Very Versailles and a Color Challenge

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #662.  It's a color challenge using the colors Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Soft Succulent.

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I haven't used the Very Versailles stamp set in a long time and decided to pull it out.  This set is really a classic.  Here is my card.

CCMC #662 Very Versailles by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Soft Succulent.  I love this color.  Of course I do.  Green is my signature color, I guess, since my house is painted mostly green.  This color is certainly succulent!  Cut it to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold at 4 1/4.

The layer of Cajun Craze is cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The next layer is Basic White measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  Here is where all the action takes place.

I started out stamping the words in the background using stamped off Cajun Craze ink.  I decided it needed softening so I pulled out my Blending Brush and began to add Cajun Craze ink.  Get a little of the extra ink off of the brush on scrap paper.  Start off the edge.  I hit mainly the corners.  Remember that you can always add more ink.  It's practically impossible to take it away.

Add the branches in Soft Succulent ink.

CCMC#662 Very Versailles Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Run some of the Soft Succulent Ribbon around the white layer and attach with tape on the back.  Make a bow and set aside.

Use the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the sentiment layer.  I actually stamped the image first in Crushed Curry and added the saying in Soft Succulent before I cut it out.  That way you can really center the image on the layer.  I felt the white was too stark and added a faint bit of Cajun Craze with leftover ink on my Blending Brush.

Add the later with dimensionals and the bow with glue dots.

Add a few of the green Genial Gems.  You'll have to have these gems!

CCMC #662 Very Versailles Project by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside stamp pretty much the same as the outside.  Placement is a little different.  The sentiment is part of the Very Versailles stamp set.

CCMC #662 Very Versailles Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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From May 4th until June 14th you can earn extra Host Rewards.  All you need to do is have an order of $250 or more.  Enjoy getting free stuff!

HOST ORDER TOTAL* STAMPIN’ REWARDS ADDITIONAL STAMPIN’ REWARDS  50% OFF ITEM**
$150.00 USD/$200.00 CAD 10%    
$250 USD/$300 CAD 10% $25 USD/$30 CAD  
$300 USD/$375 CAD 12%  
$450 USD/$550 CAD 14% 1
$600+ USD/$725+ CAD 16%

To download the flyer click it.

Collect

There's an additional great promotion that begins today.  

Join +

If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family and my Luv 2 Create group, now is the perfect time!  During the month of May, you'll get $155 of product for $99 in the US.  You also get free business supplies, free shipping, and a free Paper Pumpkin.  Start getting a 20% discount, too!  I have lots of happy shoppers getting a discount and a few who are thinking about a business opportunity.  Either is fine!  Let me know if you are interested.   Click here if you know you are! 

I also want you to know about my new class for May featuring the Quiet Moment Bundle.  Find this bundle on page 110 of the new catalog.

May Class Quiet Meadow by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's a peek at my class for May using the Quiet Meadow bundle with the Meadow dies.  I've also used the Scalloped Contours dies.  These products are fantastic.  The class consists of 4 cards with pieces cut.  No stamped images can be sent.  You'll also get a video and PDF sent to you in an email.  With an order over $50 using the Host Code VTBU279H, you'll get the class for free.
You can also order this class for $25 plus shipping of $2.50.
Just think, you could order the Quiet Meadow bundle #155847 for $53 and get the class for free!  Order here on May 4th.
Luv 2 Create Team members can get the class for $15.
Note:  If you order over $150 and can earn Host Rewards, do no use the Host Code.  You'll still get the class!
I'll have this ready to mail and email by May 11th.

CCMC #662 Very Versailles Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

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Facebook Live 5.5.2021 Inspired Thoughts

Hello, hello!  I'm so glad you are here today.  For my Facebook Live today, we took a walk through the catalog.  I tried to point out some information to help you navigate our catalog.  It's so awesome and beautiful, but there are a few things you just might miss.

Next I showed the fantastic Basic Borders dies.  They are definitely something you need, but you could miss them.  I made a card using those dies and the Inspired Thoughts bundle.   You'll also like the Inspiring Canopy dies.  Here's the card.

Inspired Thoughts Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Thick Basic White that is cut to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Use the rick-rack die from the Basic Borders dies to cut off about an inch from the bottom of the front.

Add a piece of Old Olive designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper that is 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 to the bottom of the inside.

In the Basic Border dies, there is one that looks like clouds.  Cut this from a scrap.  Use it to make the clouds using Misty Moonlight pad and a Blending Brush.  It's so easy.

The trees are cut all in one piece using the Inspiring Canopy dies.  Glue to the card with the trunks of the trees going below the border.  Trim to match.  These are cut from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

Cut four of the larger canopies and one of the smaller ones from Old Olive.  Add the mini dimensionals to the back and adhere.

Inspired Thoughts Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut the sun from Daffodil Delight.  The die is part of the Inspiring Canopy dies.

Stamp the Hello in Early Espresso.

Wrap Linen Thread around the card two times and tie into a know.  Add a bow with dimensionals.

InSpired Thoughts Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, the saying is from the Inspired Thoughts set.  Cut the trees from designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth pack.

Here is the Facebook Live video.

 

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From May 4th until June 14th you can earn extra Host Rewards.  All you need to do is have an order of $250 or more.  Enjoy getting free stuff!

HOST ORDER TOTAL* STAMPIN’ REWARDS ADDITIONAL STAMPIN’ REWARDS  50% OFF ITEM**
$150.00 USD/$200.00 CAD 10%    
$250 USD/$300 CAD 10% $25 USD/$30 CAD  
$300 USD/$375 CAD 12%  
$450 USD/$550 CAD 14% 1
$600+ USD/$725+ CAD 16%

To download the flyer click it.

Collect

There's an additional great promotion that begins today.  

Join +

If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family and my Luv 2 Create group, now is the perfect time!  During the month of May, you'll get $155 of product for $99 in the US.  You also get free business supplies, free shipping, and a free Paper Pumpkin.  Start getting a 20% discount, too!  I have lots of happy shoppers getting a discount and a few who are thinking about a business opportunity.  Either is fine!  Let me know if you are interested.   Click here if you know you are! 

I also want you to know about my new class for May featuring the Quiet Moment Bundle.  Find this bundle on page 110 of the new catalog.

May Class Quiet Meadow by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's a peek at my class for May using the Quiet Meadow bundle with the Meadow dies.  I've also used the Scalloped Contours dies.  These products are fantastic.  The class consists of 4 cards with pieces cut.  No stamped images can be sent.  You'll also get a video and PDF sent to you in an email.  With an order over $50 using the Host Code VTBU279H, you'll get the class for free.
You can also order this class for $25 plus shipping of $2.50.
Just think, you could order the Quiet Meadow bundle #155847 for $53 and get the class for free!  Order here on May 4th.
Luv 2 Create Team members can get the class for $15.
Note:  If you order over $150 and can earn Host Rewards, do no use the Host Code.  You'll still get the class!
I'll have this ready to mail and email by May 11th.

Inspired Thoughts Card by Jo Anne Hewins

See you next time.  I hope you stamp something today!

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Pansy Patch Sneak Peek!

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #661.  We have a sketch for today.

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This is a perfect sketch to showcase the Pansy Patch bundle with the Pansy dies and the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.  This may look difficult, but it's not!  I cut the flowers from the designer paper.

CCMC #661 Pansy Petals by Jo Anne Hewins

Isn't it cute!  The base of the card is Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Use your Bone Folder to burnish the fold.

Cut the Pansy Petals paper to cover the entire surface of the front of the card.  That means that you'll cut it to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue down this layer with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Now add another strip of designer paper that is 1 3/4 x about 6.  This goes from corner to corner.  After you have glued this layer down, turn the card over and simply trim to fit.

CCMC #661 Pansy Petals Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

It might be hard to see, but there is a layer for the flowers.  This is cut from Basic White using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I'm so glad these dies have carried over to the new catalog!  Add this layer with dimensionals.

Did you know that the Pansy dies fit perfectly around the flowers from the designer paper.  Use the sheet that has the larger and smaller flowers.  You can cut out all of these flowers!!!  The dies also fit and all the leaves on the leaf sheet.  Hint:  Do you see the purple flower on the top left.  I cut this flower from the bottom of the designer paper.  It was not a full flower, but I covered that part with more flowers.  If you work around, I think you could use a lot of those flowers along the sides, the top and the bottom.  Plan ahead!

The saying is stamped on a 1/2 inch strip of Evening Evergreen card stock in Versamark.  Emboss with White Emboss Powder.  Angle the ends.  I added the saying with glue in the middle and dimensionals on the ends.

CCMC #661 Pansy Petals Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card has a saying from the Pansy Patch stamp set.  Add another flower and leaf at the bottom.

CCMC#661 Pansy Petals Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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CCMC #661 Pansy Petals Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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NC Demo Blog Hop for April, 2021 Pleased as Punch!

I love a punch!  Don't you?  Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for April where we are Pleased as Punch to have you here.

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You might have just come from Amy's blog or maybe you are just beginning here.  We are so glad to have you.  Be sure to visit everyone on the hop.  I can't wait to visit myself and see all the ideas.

I'm actually using two of the new punches in our upcoming catalog, the Elegant Tag punch and the Flowers & Leaves punch.  Why not put them together in one card!

NC Blog Hop Pleased as Punch by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm using some of our new In Colors as well.

The base of the card is Evening Evergreen that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.  Stamp the large flower stem from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set around the outside of the card front in Evening Evergreen.

The next layer is Polished Pink.  It is cut to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  The Basic White layer is 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  Use the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder with this layer.  Adhere these layers to the center of the card.  HINT:  You can punch out the flowers from the center of this layer.  I got two punches out of it.  No one will ever know!  That's using the Flowers & Leaves punch.

Using the Elegant Tag punch, punch out 4 from the Soft Succulent card stock.  Emboss all of these with the Tasteful Textile EF.  Space all of these out on the card front and glue them on.  They will extend a little past the layers already placed.  That's fine.

NC Blog Hop Pleased as Punch Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Now, you need to make 4 flowers.  In total, you will need 8 of the largest flower and 4 of the smaller flower.  These are all from Polished Pink.  Sponge around the petals with a sponge dauber and the pink ink.  Curl up the petals with you Bone Folder.  You will also need 12 of the largest leaves.

Assemble the flowers.  Each layer of petals is placed a little askew from the layer below.

The centers of the flowers come from the Pansy dies.  The die I used will cut 3 center pieces at a time.  Each flower uses all three.

Glue a flower in the center of each tag.

The saying is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.  Stamp in Polished Pink on a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White.  Notch the ends.  Add this in the center of the card on dimensionals.  Pull out any leaves so they are on top of the saying, but not covering any words.

NC Blog Hop Pleased as Punch Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying is again from Pansy Patch.  Stamp 2 Polished Pink smaller flowers and punch.  Punch some leaves from Evening Evergreen.  Add all to the inside.

NC Blog Hop Pleased as Punch Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is a video showing how to make the card.

 

Next up is Sharon.  You are sure to love her project!  Be sure to complete the hop and visit all 5 of us!

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NC Blog Hop Participants

Amy Austin-Kinler
Jo Anne Hewins
Sharon Maranich
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley

 

NC Blog Hop Pleased as Punches by Jo Anne Hewins

For orders over $50, I will send out a packet of designer series paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  There are at least 25 sheets from the current annual catalog or the retired holiday catalog.  Must use Host Code JMN7RAWU.  I will mail after notification from Stampin' Up!  This is good for the month of April, 2021.

April offer by Jo Anne Hewins

PAPER SHARE

2021 Pansy Petals

Get details here!

Don't forget to check out the Last Chance Products on my online store.  Go here.

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