Cards - Birthday

Flowing Flowers from the SU Jan-June Mini Catalog

Hi everyone!  I haven't posted in a while except for the 3D Thursday Free Project Sheets.  I hope you caught the one yesterday.  It was my creation.  I made an album using the Slimline Envelopes featuring the Hello Ladybug bundle.  You can find it here. If you were wondering my health has improved since the stroke.  That's been a little over 2 months ago now.  I've been doing a little soul searching.  I do want to continue with my blog.  I really love doing it.  I do hope you find it useful and entertaining.  I just can't allow myself to add in lots of stress.  So I think its time to try this two times a week, the 3D post and another.  Enough of this.  Let's get going!

Flowing Flowers  Flowering Fields DSP  Linen Thread  Blending Brushes  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

This is the card I have for today.  Start with a card base of 4 1/4 x 11 in Blushing Bride.  Cut one inch from the bottom of the front of the card.  I will be using Poppy Parade as my ink.  For this card you'll also need to cut a rectangle from Basic White using the 2nd die in from the Scalloped Contours dies.  You'll need a scrap of white to cut a tag, 2nd in, from the Tailored Tags dies.  The same tag will be cut from the Poppy Parade dotted paper from the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper.  Cut another strip that is 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 for the inside bottom of the card.  There is another piece of Basic White measuring 4 x 4 for the inside of the card.  More white scraps and Granny Apple Green ink will be needed to complete the card.

I decided to make a video for this card.  It's added below.

 

Flowing Flowers  Flowering Fields DSP Close Up of Card   Linen Thread  Blending Brushes  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

And here is a picture of the inside of my card.

Flowing Flowers  Inside of the Card  Flowering Fields DSP Close Up of Card   Linen Thread  Blending Brushes  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Here is a picture of the card and the fold.

Flowing Flowers  Flowering Fields DSP  Close up of Card Fold  Linen Thread  Blending Brushes  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for joining me today.  If you need supplies to make this card, please think of me.  I would appreciate that!

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Merriest Moments Birthday Card

Sometimes a simple card can look very elegant.  I think that describes this card made using the Merriest Moments bundle.

Merriest Moments  Merry Melody EF  Welcoming Woods  Gold Emboss  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Blackberry Bliss measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

A Basic White layer this is 4 x 5 1/4 is run through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder.  Glue to the card base.

Using the Merriest Moments stamp set, stamp the large and small flowers in Blackberry Bliss ink on Basic White card stock.  Stamp the leaves in Shaded Spruce.  Cut these out with the Merriest Frame dies.  Curl the petals up with a Bone Folder and glue together in the center.  Add the leaves with a glue dot at the base and a dimensional out at the end.

The saying is from the Welcoming Woods stamp set.  Stamp on white with Versamark ink and emboss in gold.  Use the Metallics Stampin' Emboss Powders.  Trim around with snips and glue.

Merriest Moments  Merry Melody EF  Welcoming Woods  Gold Emboss  Metallic Pearls  Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the Metallic Pearls in gold for the center of the flower.

Merriest Moments  Inside of Card  Merry Melody EF  Welcoming Woods  Gold Emboss  Metallic Pearls  Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is the inside of the card.  The sayings are from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set.  Stamp the large flower.  The center is stamped in Mango Melody.

Merriest Moments Card  Merry Melody EF  Welcoming Woods  Gold Emboss  Metallic Pearls  Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I hope you like this one.  I really do!

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Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper and the Ephemera Pack

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 687.  This week we have a sketch.

CCMC687

I have not used the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper very much.  I think I did have something earlier in the week.  I am using this beautiful paper and the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack.  With its punch outs, this pack helps to make making a card easy, quick, and gorgeous.  Here's my card.

CCMC #687 Blackberry Beauty DSP  Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack  Wink of Stella  Gold Foil  Banners Pick a Punch  Welcoming Woods  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Rich Razzleberry 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in half at 4 1/4.

The Blackberry Beauty DSP is cut to 3 x 5 1/2.  Use Gold Foil to add some interest at the top and bottom of this patterned paper.  I cut two pieces 3/4 x 4 1/2.  Add one to the top and one to the bottom.  I used glue and my grid paper to make sure it was all centered.  Glue all of that to the base of the card.  I had some Gold Foil left so I used a 1/4 inch to put under my focal piece.  I used the Banners Pick a Punch to punch the end of this foil.

CCMC #687 Blackberry Beauty DSP  Close Up  Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack  Wink of Stella  Gold Foil  Banners Pick a Punch  Welcoming Woods  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The leaves and acorns are part of the Ephemera Pack.  Just punch it out.  I added this with dimensionals.  I also colored the entire image with Wink of Stella.  It's so pretty.  It really doesn't show in the picture.

The saying is from the Welcoming Woods stamp set.  Stamp on a scrap of Basic White and trim around with snips.  Add the sentiment with glue.

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For the inside of the card the words are from Welcoming Woods.  The stem is punched from the Ephemera Pack.  Do you notice the single leaves?  I have a couple smudges on my paper somehow.  I inked up one of the leaves from the stamp that had a group of leaves.  I stamped them where I needed them.  No mistakes, just a chance to embellish, right?

CCMC #687 Blackberry Beauty DSP  Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack  Wink of Stella  Gold Foil  Card Using a Sketch  Banners Pick a Punch  Welcoming Woods  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you go.  This card was easy and fast.  It's also beautiful if I do say so myself.  Thanks for checking out the blog today.  I hope you'll try this sketch.  It would work with lots of different designer papers.

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Counting Sheep Birthday Card with Paper Piecing

Hello and welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #682.  We have a color challenge using Soft Succulent, Cinnamon Cider, and So Saffron.

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With Sale-a-Bration, coming to an end in the next 2 weeks, I decided to use the Counting Sheep stamp set and the Sheep dies.  I'm also using the Textures and Frames stamp set.  It's also part of Sale-a-Bration!  Don't miss out on these great products!

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is So Saffron measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  The Cinnamon Cider layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Basic White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

I used the open circle from the Textures and Frames stamp set for my background.  I stamped the stamped off So Saffron first and then added the stamped off Just Jade.  Just add where you like.  Notice how I did go off the page with my stamping.

The sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set from the annual catalog.  I did use my Stamparatus so that I could stamp more than once and get a good dark image.  I used Cinnamon Cider ink.

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the sheep on Basic White using Memento Black.  Notice that on one sheep the ear is in the part with the designer paper and that on the other a leg is also inside the sheep's clothing.  You will need to stamp again on Basic white these areas of the sheep so you can cut that out and add.  Stamp the sheep again on the patterned paper.  I used the Soft Succulent paper from the 2021-2023 In Color Paper Stack.  Carefully cut out the clothing cutting away the extra legs and faces and stuff not needed.  Cut on the lines or just outside the black lines.  It's going to look perfect because you also have the black lines on the white sheep!  Add the clothing and then any ears and legs needed back in.  Color the hooves with a Dark Cinnamon Cider Blend.  Add a little Light Cinnamon Cider color under the cheeks and soften with a Color Lifter Blend.  Cut out the sheep with the Sheep dies and add with dimensionals to the card.

Cut some grass using Soft Succulent card stock and the Sheep dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Stamp party hats in Memento Black.  Color using the Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider Blends and cut out using the dies.  Add with a Mini Dimensional.

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of my card.  This sheep is stamped directly on the Basic White paper.  The saying is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set In Your Words.  This set is free with a $300 order during Sale-a-Bration!

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep with Stamp Sets by Jo Anne Hewins

I thank you for your time today.  For other projects using the Counting Sheep go here and here.

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Delicate Dahlias from Sale-a-Bration

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #678.  We are using Polished Pink, Smoky Slate, and Basic Black.

 

I just got the stamp set Delicate Dahlias with my order this week and wanted to use it.  Here is my card.

CCMC#678 Delicate Dahlias Pic by Jo Anne Hewins

Delicate Dahlias can be earned for free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration during the months of August and September.  It is a beautiful set.  At first I thought I didn't need another flower set.  I don't know why I try to fool myself that way.  I did NEED it!

The base is Polished Pink measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Basic Black layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The patterned paper measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  This paper is part of the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper found on page 37 of the August-December Mini catalog.

I stamped the large flower in Memento Black ink directly on the designer paper with the outline stamp.  Stamp Polished Pink with the more solid stamp.  This is a Distinktive set meaning that it has lots of detail packed into a easy to use stamp!

CCMC #678 Delicate Dahlias Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the outline of the small flowers (3) on a piece of Basic White and then color it with the more solid stamp in Polished Pink.  You do need to fussy cut these with your snips.

The leaves are in Basic Black.  I add some of the Adhesive Sheets to the back of my black card stock before cutting them out.  I used the Summer Shadows dies, another Sale-a-Bration offering, for the leaves.  With the backing removed they just turn into stickers.

Add the small flowers with dimensionals.

The saying is from the In Your Words stamp set.  Stamp in Memento and then cut out the saying.  Add with dimensionals.  The In Your Words stamp set can be earned for free by making a $300 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!!!

CCMC #678 Delicate Dahlias Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, add a saying from In Your Words and stamp the dahlia again just as on the outside.

CCMC#678 Delicate Dahlias Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I just going to say that I'm not a big fan of pink and black, but I do think this is a pretty card.  I like these Thursday challenges because it makes me try new things!

Thanks for joining me today.  I appreciate it.  If you need any supplies, now is the time with Sale-a-Bration going on.  You might need to build up some of your stamping basics or add some of that new product from the August-December Mini catalog.  I'm happy to help!

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