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Celebrate Sunflowers A Sneak Peek for CCMC

Happy Thursday to you!  Today on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, we have a sketch.

CCMC614

I love the challenge of a good sketch.  Here is my card.

CCCM#614 Celebrate Sunflowers by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and the Sunflowers dies.  These are available as a bundle beginning June 3rd.

The card base is Thick Whisper White cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  Run the front of the card through a die cutting machine and the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  I love that folder!

The wood look paper is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  It measures 3 x 4.  The leaf paper on the sides is from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  I cut 2 strips that are 3/4 x 2 3/4.  Glue each strip to a side of the wood paper.  Then glue the entire piece to the front of the card.

Stamp the large sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color in the flower with the Light and Dark Mango Melody Blends.  I did use the Color Lifter Blend in some places.  The center of the flower is colored with the Dark Soft Suede Blend.

Stamp the large and small leaves in Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color these in with the Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Blends.

Cut out the sunflower and the leaves using the Sunflowers Dies.

Add the sunflower with dimensionals and the leaves with a glue dot.

CCMC #614 Celebrate Sunflowers by Jo Anne Hewins

Color a 7" piece of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with a Dark Shaded Spruce Blend.  Add a little snail to adhere to the sunflower with the ribbon bent in half.

Stamp the HELLO  from the Forever Fern stamp set in Versamark on a scrap of Mango Melody card stock.  Add White Emboss Powder and heat with a Heat Tool.  Punch with the Classic Label Punch and trim off the ends.  Add to the ribbon with glue dots.

CCMC#614 Celebrate Sunflowers Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card came together quickly for me and I love how it turned out.  It doesn't always happen that way, you know.

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A Sneak Peek with Forever Fern

I have a simple card for you today.  It's using the Forever Fern stamp set.  This set will be available beginning June 3rd from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  It's one of the Distinktive stamp sets that shows lots of detail just by inking and stamping.

Forever Fern Block Print Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Shaded Spruce that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp the leaves around the edges of the card front in Shaded Spruce ink.  I used the same stamp for the whole card.  

The next layer is Mint Macaron that measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8. 

The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Ink Block D with Mint Macaron ink simply by stamping the block on the ink pad.  Try to make sure that there is even coverage on the block.  Stamp the block directly onto the cardstock.  It will probably stamp a little blotchy.  Hold the block to the paper for a few seconds.

Now stamp the saying HELLO from the Forever Fern stamp set.  Stamp the leaf stems 3 times so that most of it is on the block and some spills over.  Stamp in Shaded Spruce ink.

Attach the Whisper White layer to the Mint Macaron one.  Run a length of the Linen Thread around the bottom of this layer 3 time taping the ends to the back of the layer.  Attach a Linen Thread bow with a glue dot.

Forever Fern Block Print Close Up By Jo Anne Hewins

Add this layer to the base of the card with Foam Adhesive Strips.

Forever Fern Block Print Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card is stamped in much the same way.  The saying, from Forever Fern, is stamped in the lower corner of the block stamp.  Add three leaf stems.  

Forever Fern Block Print Card by Jo Anne Hewins

You'll have this card made in no time!  I haven't used this technique in a long time.  This stamp set seemed to cry out for it!  Thank you for your time today!

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Thanks so much for your time today.  I hope you'll try this simple card!  It really is pretty.

Foerever Fern Block Print Project by Jo Anne Hewins

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Birds and Branches A Sneak Peek

Now that I've gotten my preorder I have been making lots of cards.  I absolutely love using new stuff.  The Annual Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Catalog goes live soon on June 3rd.  Are you finding it hard to wait?  I'm sure you have been looking at Pinterest and finding cards using the new products.  I sure have.  Today I have a card for you using the Birds and Branches Bundle.  The includes the stamp set and the Birds & More dies for a 10% savings.  Here is my card.

Birds and Branches by Jo Anne Hewins

This card begins with a base of Old Olive card stock that is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is fantastic.  It's a large pack with 24 sheets, 2 each of 12 designs.  You will love these natural woods and tiles with a few little surprises!  Cut the wood look piece to 4 x 5 1/4.

The Birds & More dies cut the circle with greenery.  I used a circle from the Layering Circles to cut it out all the way.  This circle is just barely bigger than the circle with greenery.  Be careful cutting it out.  Glue to the center of the card.

The Whisper White stem of leaves is cut using the Birds & More dies.  Adhere with glue.

Stamp the bird in Early Espresso with the more detailed stamp.  Stamp again in Crumb Cake with the more solid bird.  These stamps are photopolymer so it's pretty easy to line them up.  Cut the bird out with the same dies.  Glue so that he is sitting on the branch.

Birds and Branches Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  Stamp in Early Espresso ink and then fussy cut around the words.  Add with dimensionals.

The bow is made with Linen Thread.  Wrap the thread around four fingers about 4 times and then around 2 fingers about 4 times.  Pull this carefully from your fingers and center everything.  Twist and then tie together with another piece of the thread.  Add with a glue dot.

Finish off the front of the card with silver Metallic Pearls.

Birds and Branches Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is from the Forever Fern stamp set.  It's stamped in Early Espresso.  Stamp the bird again directly on the insert layer the same as stamped on the front.  Now add a bit of a branch cut out in Old Olive.

Birds and Branches Project by Jo Anne Hewins

I know that you will love the Birds and Branches Bundle.  I have more samples from this bundle that I'll be sharing along the way!

Do you need a catalog?  If you don't already have a demonstrator, please let me know and I'll be happy to send a catalog to you!

Good luck waiting patiently for the June 3rd order date!

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Friday Tutorial Dandelion Wishes by Cheryl Hamilton

It's Friday and I have a tutorial for you on Fridays!  This card is from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  It was created by Cheryl Hamilton.  I'm so glad that this stamp set is carrying over to the new catalog.  Here is the card!

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I think this is beautiful!  Here are all the measurements and directions.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes (146747)

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White (140272), Bermuda Bay (131197), Blackberry Bliss (133675), Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612)

Ink: Blackberry Bliss (147092), Versamark (102283)

Tools & Accessories: Pigment Sprinkles (149663), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (149511), Embossing Buddy (103083), Dimensionals, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775)

Measurements:

Thick Whisper White Card Base: 8 ½” x 5 ½”

Bermuda Bay: 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”

Blackberry Bliss: 5 3/8” x 2”

Watercolor Paper: 4 ¾” x 3”

Instructions:

Emboss dandelion image onto Watercolor Paper with White Embossing Powder

Sprinkle very small amount Pigment Sprinkles onto Watercolor Paper (I used Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green & Gorgeous Grape)

Spritz with water until you have the desired effect- then let it dry

Emboss Bermuda Bay using Subtle 3D then glue it onto Whisper White card base

Glue Blackberry Bliss paper onto Bermuda Bay, then glue the decorated Watercolor Paper on top’

Stamp sentiment using Blackberry Bliss on to Whisper White scratch paper then cut it out using Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Pop it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals

If you would like to download the PDF Download Tutorial Medley May Dandelion Wishes by Cherly Hamilton

Thanks to Cheryl for the inspiration today.  The Pigment Sprinkles are retiring.  I'll be sad to see them go!

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A Fancy Best Dressed Designer Series Paper Card

I just can't seem to get motivated lately.  I have so much to do and I don't want to do any of it.  Do you ever feel that way?  I've been blaming it on staying at home for ever it seems.  So I was really happy when I made the card for today.  I wanted to make a special card and I love how it turned out.  I warn you now that it's not a simple card at all.  It took some time, but it was time of joy.  I do love creating when things just seem to fall in place.

Best Dressed Birthday by Jo Anne Hewins

This picture doesn't really do justice to this card.  Let's try this.

Best Dressed Birthday Side Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

There's some dimension to this card.  I can't take credit for the 3D flowers.  I saw the idea somewhere for this and I can't find it again.  I wish I could give credit where it is due.  The flowers on this card were cut from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  It's on the Last Chance Products List.

The base of this card is Thick Whisper White that is 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  Cover the front of the card with Purple Posy checked paper.  I'm so sorry to say that it is no longer available.  You know you can substitute another paper easily.

The saying is from the Stitched All Around stamp set.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp this to get a good crisp dark image.  I stamped in Highland Heather.  Cut this out with the Stitched Label Dies.  This stamp set and the dies are also on the Last Chance Products List.  Hint:  The dies are on sale big time!  Place the saying in the center of the card on dimensionals.

Best Dressed Birthday Card Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Most of the flowers have three layers.  I used two sheets of the paper.  Cut the whole flower, then find another that looks close and cut out a smaller part.  Cut along lines inside.  Now find another flower on the paper and cut out a third even smaller flower.  Crinkle each layer up into a tiny ball and then pull out again.  Attach the layers with dimensionals.  I made three pink flowers and 4 purple ones.

Now figure out where you want them on the card.  Add with dimensionals.  Leave room for a bow at the top.  The bow is made from the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.  I colored it with the Dark Highland Heather Blend.  I used a bow tier to make the bow.  Add with a glue dot.

Once the flowers are placed and the bow, cut lots of leaves from the designer paper.  Add with a glue dot at the base.  I did cut some leaves from other papers in the pack to get a few darker ones.  Just keep cutting and adding until all is right with the world.

Best Dressed Birthday Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  Add more cut outs from the designer paper.

Best Dressed Birthday Project by Jo Anne Hewins

One last touch is to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers here and there.

The card really isn't hard, but it does take some time.  We won't have this paper much longer.  The flowers are beautiful.  Wouldn't this make a beautiful wedding card!  I used it for a birthday.

Let me also say that this really isn't a card to put in the mail.  It's a deliver in person card.

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Best Dressed Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

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