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One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for April It's a Milestone

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for April.  We are celebrating those milestones in our lives.  

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A big milestone in a life is the birth of a baby.  I made a card for a baby using the Wildly Happy stamp set.

OSAT Baby Milestone Wildly Happy Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  Cut a piece of the script Purple Posy paper from the 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue this to the card front.  It should cover the whole front.

Use the thin stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers dies to cut three panels from the checked Purple Posy from the same pack of 6 x 6 paper.  Using the same dies, cut another section on to the end of the paper.  This will be about 1/3 the length of the die.  Do this 3 times.  Add the full rectangles to the card front with dimensionals from the top.  Add the one in the middle first using your Grid Paper to get it centered just right.  Now add the two on the sides making sure they are even.  Now add the partial rectangles from the bottom.  Use dimensionals.  Use a glue dot where the rectangles overlap each other.  You will end up with 3 complete columns from top to bottom on the card front.

Take a length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and color it with a Dark Purple Posy Blend.  Run this around the card hiding the seams of the checked paper.  Glue dot the ends behind where the pandas will go.

OSAT Baby Milestone with Wildly Happy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the pandas from the Wildly Happy stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White.  Color in using the Light and Dark Smoky Slate Blends.  Cut out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies.  Glue to the card.

Color more of the seam binding and tie a bow.  Add the bow with a glue dot.

Stamp the saying from Wildly Happy in Smoky Slate.  I stamped it two times.  Cut out the words and glue to the card.

Stamp the flowers from the Under My Umbrella stamp set in Smoky Slate three times.  Color using the Light and Dark Purple Posy Blends and the Light and Dark Mint Macaron Blends.  Cut these out and glue to the card front.

OSAT Baby Milestone Wildly Happy Gift Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

For my 3D item, I chose to make a gift card holder.  A gift card is perfect for baby.  Mom always has a list of baby needs.  Use the Purple Posy paper from the 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper.  The holder is from the check paper and measures 4 1/4 x 6.  Score on the 4 1/2 side at 1/2.  On the 6 inch side score at 1 5/8 from each end.

OSAT Baby Milestone Score and Tape by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut away the end pieces on the bottom and add Tear & Tape as shown above.  Close the sides and then the bottom.

Add a piece of the script paper that is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 to the front.

Color about 18" of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding and color with the Dark Purple Posy Blend.  Tie around the card in a knot.  The tag is stamped from the So Sentimental stamp set.  Color the heart with Dark Purple Posy.  Use the Mini Curvy Keepsake dies to cut the tag.  Add the tag to the ribbon and tie in a bow.  Make two more of the flower clusters from Under My Umbrella and add to the bottom of the gift card holder.

OSAT Baby Milestone Wildly Happy Card and Gift Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

OSAT Baby Milestone Wildly Happy Gift Card Holder and Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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A Little Elephant Baby Card

I think I might be going through a phase.  Here's another baby card using the Little Elephant stamp set and Elephant Builder punch.  I had another baby card earlier this week using the Sweet Baby bundle.  To see that go here.  Today's card is below.

Little Elephant bundle by Jo Anne Hewins

This card could also be made in blues for a boy.  I chose to use the pinks.  

Start with a card base of Petal Pink 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Add a layer of Soft Sea Foam measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  

The next layer is in Gray Granite.  It comes from the Twinkle, Twinkle Designer Series Paper.  Cut this at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp hearts randomly on this layer.  The stamp is from the Little Elephant stamp set.  Run a length of the Petal Pink Silver Baker's Twine across the card.  I just tape it down on the back of the card.  Make a bow to add later.

Stamp the ground piece in Soft Sea Foam.  Fussy cut this and add with dimensionals.

Stamp the elephant in Petal Pink and punch out with the Elephant Builder punch.  Stamp again in Gray Granite.  Punch out the ear and glue down on the pink elephant.  There's a tiny circle that also stamps out.  Glue that down for the eye.  Add the elephant with glue dots.

Little Elephant bundle close up of card by Jo Anne Hewins

I colored the balloon stamp with my Gray Granite, Petal Pink, and Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Write Markers.  I did use the Stamparatus so I could stamp several times.  These a light colors.  Fussy cut the balloons and add with dimensionals.

Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, cut a square from the Twinkle, Twinkle Petal Pink paper.  Stamp the saying on a scrap of Whisper White and punch out with the 1" circle punch.  Add the square with dimensionals.

Add the bow with glue dots.

Little Elephant bundle inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying inside the card is from the Sweet Baby stamp set.  Stamp the elephant directly on the card stock.  Stamp it again on scrap paper in Gray Granite, punch out the ear, and add it to the pink elephant.  Stamp the hearts.

Little Elephant stamp set and Elephant Builder punch bundle by Jo Anne Hewins

There's just a little fussy cutting with this card, but it's easy cutting.  I  did post another card using the elephant.  You can find it here.

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Oh, Sweet Baby!

Being a brand new grandmother, Grammie, I've been drawn to the Kids & Babies section of the annual catalog.  Today I'm using the Sweet Baby bundle.  The stamp set is Sweet Baby and it is paired with the Bouncing Baby Framelits Dies.  It's really cute.  My card is for a new baby girl because in my mind, this is my little Sagan.  Of course you can also make a boy card that could be for my great nephew Clark.  Here's the girl card.

Sweet Baby bundle card in Flirty Flamingo by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is a CASE, Copy and Share Everything, from the catalog, page 89.  The catalog is a great source of ideas.

The card base is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and fold.  I chose Flirty Flamingo paper from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and Smoky Slate from the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Here are the sizes:

Flirty Flamingo larger dots:  2 1/2 x 5 1/2, right side of card

Flirty Flamingo small dots:  1 1/2 x 5 1/2, left side of card

Flirty Flamingo stripes:  1 x 5 1/2, down the center of the other two

Smoky Slate larger dots:  1 1/4 x 4

Go ahead and adhere these layers of patterned paper to the card base.

Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits cut the largest circle from Whisper White.  Stamp the chain stamp at the top center of the circle.  Stamp the Cute and Cuddly saying over the circle.  Cut a scallop Smoky Slate circle using the Layering Circles Framelits.

Sweet Baby bundle with Flirty Flamingo close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the baby with Memento Black.  I colored her using the Light and Dark Smoky Slate, the Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light Petal Pink, Ivory, and Light Crumb Cake Blends.  Cut out with the Bouncing Baby Framelits.  Add with dimensionals.  

Stamp the saying in Smoky Slate on white and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

Sweet Baby bundle Flirty Flamingo card inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The same saying as the front is on the inside of the card.  Add baby bottles and diaper pins, all in Smoky Slate.

Sweet Baby bundle Flirty Flamingo baby card by Jo Anne Hewins

I love everything about this card.  I did post another card using this set here.  You'll have to scroll down a little to see the baby wrapped in a blanket.

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Two Very Special Women in My Life and a Card: NC Demo Blog Hop

I was super excited to see that the theme of our blog hop this month could be special women in our lives!  The timing couldn't be better!  You see my daughter Jessie just gave birth to a super brand new female in my life, my granddaughter Sagan,  just this past Wednesday!  It's my first grandchild!  Mother and baby are doing great!

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Welcome to the April Blog Hop.  You might have just come from  Toni's  blog.  I'm sure you saw a great project!  I'm going to talk about my card.  I promise to have more pictures at the end of this post of baby and mom.  You must look at them, too, please!  Here is my card.

Animal Outing Baby and Mom card by Jo Anne Hewins

We got this Animal Outing stamp set at the Atlanta OnStage!  I loved it at once.  I used gray, pink, and white for my card because those are the colors in the nursery.  I looked at images of kangaroos and I think that some might be gray.  I always thought of them as brown.  Anyway, this one is gray.

The card base is Smoky Slate 4 1/4 x 11 and folded at 5 1/2.  The patterned paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.  It's cut at 4 x 5 1/4.

The kangaroo is stamped in Memento Black ink on Whisper White.  I used the Light and Dark Smoky Slate, the Dark Pink Pirouette, and the Color Lifter Blends to color the kangaroo and baby.  Use the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out the kangaroo and a coordinating Powder Pink scalloped oval.  Before attaching the ovals with dimensionals, run a length of the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon around the card.  Add a bow with glue dots just to the side.

Animal Outing baby mommy card by Jo Anne Hewins for Luv 2 Create

The words on this card were stamped using the new Make a Difference stamp set.  Isn't it a lovely cursive!  It's so easy to link the letters.  It's recommended to stamp the letters one at a time and that works well.

For the inside of the card, I added the kangaroo again with sentiments from the Animal Outing stamp set.

Animal Outing inside of card     Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for sharing with me one of the most special times of my life.

Animal Outing and Make a Difference by Jo Anne Hewins

And now, as promised are a few pictures of this special little girl and her family.  She is one of the most beautiful babies ever.   You know that I'm not a bit prejudiced!

Sagan Hewins Raeford

Sagan Hewins Raeford was born on Wednesday, April 25th at 6:27 pm.  She weighed 7 pounds and is 19 1/2 inches long.

Baby 5

Here are my girls, Jessie and Sagan.  Even writing this my heart just swells and there are tears of joy.  Sagan is truly a miracle.  You might be interested in a little background story posted here.

Baby 2

Here is the new little family.  I can't wait to watch how their lives together develop.  There will be joys, and maybe days that might not be that great.  But as a family they will form those lives and work together.  I'm expecting greatness.

Baby 1
Does Grammie look a little proud?

Baby 10

And here we are together.  Three generations of girl power.  Yes, these are 2 very important people in my life!

Baby 8

Thanks so much for joining me in this little adventure.  Next up is Tracie.  She always has a wonderful project.

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Sweet Little Something for a Sweet Little Baby

You might know that I'm expecting my first grandchild soon.  Little Sagan Hewins Raeford is due on April 27th.  The showers have begun!  We had one this past Sunday and I am getting so excited!  I've waited a long time for this!

Of course my daughter Jessie wants handmade Thank You notes, and of course I am more than willing to make them.  We chose to use that cute little bunny from Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Little Bunny stamp set.

Sweet Little Something thank you

Here is our card.  We are using the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  I've said it before.  These are one of the best bargains in the catalog.  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6 in the USA.  Grays seemed like the logical choice since Sagan's nursery is painted a light gray.

For me, the Stamperatus is a must for this bunny.  It's a three stamp process, but they must be matched exactly.  I would use scrap paper for stamping until you get everything placed correctly.  But after you get it placed, it's a snap to stamp them quickly.  It does not matter which order you stamp them, but I do think it's easier to start with the darkest when trying to place them on the Stamperatus.  I used Smoky Slate for the largest plain stamp, Basic Gray for the next one with some detail, and Memento Black for the most detailed and smallest stamp.  I did stamp the black two times, but maybe that was my pad.

The words for the front of the card are from the All Things Thanks stamp set. Stamp in Basic Gray.  I also set this up on the Stamperatus.  I used all four plates for this card!

The bow is from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  I used Powder Pink.  For most of the cards I trimed the ends of the bow a little and added it to her hair.  The little heart is punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

Sweet Little Something thank yous by Jo Anne Hewins

I made about 50 of these.  I think they are so cute.

After going to the time to set up the bunny, I just couldn't stop.  Here's the card I made for her gift.

Sweet Little Something gift card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 z 8 1/2 and scored and folded at 4 1/4.

I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Cut a piece of the Powder Pink 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Cover the front of the card.

Using the Stamperatus stamp the New Baby from the Milestone Moments stamp set in Basic Gray.  This is called Hinge Stamping.  

The bunny was stamped on Whisper White card stock and cut out with snips.  Adhere with dimensionals.  Add a Powder Pink bow from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits. 

Using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, punch the largest balloon.  Stamp Hello Baby with the Moon Baby stamp set in Basic Gray.  Attach with dimensionals.  The twine I used is retired Basic Gray.

Sweet Little Something Baby card by Luv 2 Create

Here's a pictue of two very proud and very excited grandmothers to be with my beautiful daughter.

Grandmothers in waiting!

And here is Jessie with one of her gifts.  I just couldn't resist!

Jessie mama

I have another card using the Sweet Little Something bunny.  You can go here if you missed it.  Thanks for checking out my blog today.  I appreciate it.  I'll keep you posted on our little miracle coming soon!

 

 

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