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Facebook Live 11.03.2021 Blending Brushes Ideas

I hope you saw my Facebook Live on Wednesday, but if you missed it, I've got you covered.  We made cards using different ideas with Blending Brushes.  These are pretty quick to make and I think very pretty.

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Love of Leaves  Beauty of Tomorrow  Snowflake Wishes  wonderful gems  Subtle Shimmer Sequins  Matte Decorative Dots  luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

I'm going to put the video here. 

 

Then I'll add a few details about each card.

 

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Snowflake Wishes  Seasonal Labels dies  Soft Shimmer Sequins  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

For the first card the base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Misty Moonlight layer is 4 x 5 1/5. the Basic White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  These measurements are the same for all three cards.

Cut a piece of copy paper into 4 parts.  Use one of them to cut the shape you see in the card.  It's from the Seasonal Labels dies.  Place the mask you've made over the Basic White piece and center just as you wish.  Adhere in a way that will not mess up the cardstock.  Since my piece of copy paper is larger than the cardstock, I taped it underneath.  Any tearing will be on the back of the layer.

Use the colors Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, and Pool Party.  Begin at the bottom with the darkest color and build on that.  When done remove the mask.

Stamp snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Night of Navy.  Add the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems in the center of each snowflake.  Add the Soft Shimmer Sequins where you wish.

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Beauty of Tomorrow  Memento Black  2021-2023 In Color Jewels  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

For this card I used a base of Blackberry Bliss and the next layer is Rich Razzleberry.

Draw lines lightly on the white layer using grid lines to help.  Line this off with sticky pad notes.

The colors used for this card are Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, and Positively Pink.

The stamped images are from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set.  Stamp in Memento Black.

Embellish with the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Love of Leaves  Matte Decorative Dots  Layering Circles dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

The base is Mossy Meadow and the second layer is Old Olive.

Use the Layering Circles to make a mask as for the first card and attach.

Blend beginning with Evening Evergreen, then Mossy Meadow, and then Old Olive.

Stamp the leaves and saying with the Love of Leaves stamp set. 

Add some of the Matte Decorative Dots.

I think that's all the information you'll need to try these projects.

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Merriest Moments for a Sketch

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today we have a sketch for you.

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I think I just might like the sketch challenges better than the color challenges.  I absolutely love the card I have for today.  It makes me happy!

CCMC #689 Merriest Moments bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Peaceful Place DSP  Scalloped Contours dies  Metallic Pearls  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

I love the pink with the gray!

Start with a base of Thick Basic White that is 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  Cut a piece of the gray and white check to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This is from the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper.

Cut a panel for the front of the card using Basic White.  I used the 3rd rectangle in from the outside of the Scalloped Contours dies.  Glue to the front of the card.

The flowers are stamped on Basic White using the Merriest Moments bundle.  You'll need a large flower and a small flower.  If you plan on putting one on the inside of the card, go ahead and make 2.  Ink up the stamp first in Petal Pink.  Now add some Flirty Flamingo with a sponge dauber directly to the stamp.  Stamp on white.  Clean the stamp before starting again.  You don't want to get the flamingo color on the pink.  Cut out the flowers with the Merriest Frames dies.

The leaves are stamped with the same technique.  You'll need two large and two small.  Add one of each for the inside.  Stamp first in Soft Seafoam and then sponge on a little Old Olive directly to the stamp.  Clean before stamping again.  Cut out with the dies.  

CCMC #689 Merriest Moments bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Peaceful Place DSP  Scalloped Contours dies  Metallic Pearls  Close Up  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Use a Bone Folder to curl the petals on both of the flowers.  Add the small to the large with the petals in between.  Use a glue dot or glue.  Add to the upper left corner.   Fit in the leaves.  I did add those with glue dots.

Embellish the flower with the silver Metallic Pearls.

Stamp the saying from the stamp set in the upper right in Basic Gray.

Use designer paper 3/4 x 5 across the label just under the saying.  Add another to the top that is 1/4 inch wide.  I held these two papers together and trimmed the ends at a slant so that they would be at the same angle.  Trim the ends even with the card front.

CCMC #689 Merriest Moments bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Peaceful Place DSP  Scalloped Contours dies  Metallic Pearls  Inside of Card  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  It's all part of the Merriest Moments bundle.  Stamp the center of the flower with the dots in Basic Gray.

CCMC #689 Merriest Moments bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Peaceful Place DSP  Scalloped Contours dies  Pictured with Metallic Pearls  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

I think I'll have to make more of these cards to send out.  It's not very hard to do!  Thanks for making me a part of your day!

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CCMC #689 Merriest Moments bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Peaceful Place DSP  Scalloped Contours dies  Metallic Pearls  Pictured with Metallic Pearls and stamp set  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for November, 2021

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for November of 2021!  I'm so happy to have you.  Today we are using the colors Merry Merlot, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, and Early Espresso.

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These colors certainly make you this of fall!  I have chosen to use the Christmas Season bundle for my card.

Color Fusers for November Card  Christmas Season bundle  Poinsettia Dies  Cherry Cobbler Gold Metallic Ribbon  Harvest Meadow DSP  Merry Melody EF  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Misty Moonlight that measures 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

The Basic White layer is cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I wanted just a small border around the white layer.  Run this layer through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the Merry Melody embossing folder.  Glue to the front of the card.  I find that using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue provides a little give when adhering. 

Use the Scalloped Contours dies to cut the central label from the Misty Moonlight designer paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper.  I used the 3rd die in from the outside.  Add this layer with dimensionals.

Stamp on Basic White 2 large pine cones and 2 small pine cones in Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso.  Use the Early Espresso for the more detailed of the stamps in the 2 step process.  Stamp the stem of the berries in espresso and the berries in Merry Merlot.  Stamp 4 of these.  Cut these out using the Seasonal Labels dies.  Cut 3 stems in Misty Moonlight using the Poinsettia dies.

Color Fusers for November  Christmas Season bundle  Poinsettia Dies  Cherry Cobbler Gold Metallic Ribbon  Harvest Meadow DSP  Merry Melody EF  Close Up Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Arrange these as you like.  My advice is to arrange and then take a picture with your phone.  Use the picture to help you put everything back as you add adhesive to the parts.  Decide if you want to glue the pieces, or add dimensionals or glue dots.

Add a ribbon made from the Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon.  This wasn't one of the colors, but I felt that on this card, it looked like the Merry Merlot.  Use glue dots.

The saying is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.  Stamp in Merry Merlot on white and then fussy cut.  Add a dimensional to the left of the saying where it extends over the label.  Add glue on the rest.

Color Fusers for November  Christmas Season bundle  Poinsettia Dies  Cherry Cobbler Gold Metallic Ribbon  Harvest Meadow DSP  Merry Melody EF  Inside of Card  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of my card.  Stamp a small pine cone and some berries.  The saying is from Christmas to Remember.

Color Fusers for November Card Shown with Ribbon  Christmas Season bundle  Seasonal Labels Dies  Poinsettia Dies  Cherry Cobbler Gold Metallic Ribbon  Harvest Meadow DSP  Merry Melody EF  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for taking a look at my sample using these colors.  I know you'll want to take the complete Color Fusers Blog Hop to see more outstanding samples.  This is such a talented group.

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Color Fusers for November Card with Ribbon  Christmas Season bundle  Poinsettia Dies  Cherry Cobbler Gold Metallic Ribbon  Harvest Meadow DSP  Merry Melody EF  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

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NC Blog Hop for October CASE a Card using All New Supplies

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for October.  I'm so glad you are here.  You may be starting here or maybe I was next on your hop.  Either way, please take the whole hop.  You'll be so glad you did.


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First of all, just in case you don't know CASE, it means Copy and Share Everything.  We all do it!  Just remember to share your source.  Today I'm using one of my own cards.  In these times with shipping problems, we are going to run into supplies that just aren't available.  Our hop this month is about exploring options that we can use instead.  Of course the cards won't look the same.  You might even like it better.

This is my first card.  I had a lot of compliments on this one, so I thought it would be a good candidate to change using none of the same supplies.  For details on this card go here.

Christmas Season  Seasonal Labels dies  Painted Christmas DSP  Christmas Season bundle  Tasteful Textiles EF  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So here is the CASE.

NC Demo Blog Hop for October  Poinsettia dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Timber EF  Harvest Meadow DSP  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Both cards do have the same layout and they are both Christmas cards.  They both have Christmas greenery.

First the base for the second card is Soft Suede 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  You'll need a piece of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4.  Add a piece of the designer paper from Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper.  It measures 2 3/4 x 4.  Add a strip of Soft Suede that is 5/8 inches by 4.  Run this layer through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timber embossing folder.

For the label in the center of the card, I went with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I cut the third die from the outside.  I must admit that I used the Christmas to Remember stamps set for this card as well, but I do have a different saying.  I guess I cheated on that one!

NC Demo Blog Hop for October  Close up  Metallic Pearls  Poinsettia dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Timber EF  Harvest Meadow DSP  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

For the Christmas greenery to went to the Poinsettia dies.  They are in the annual catalog.  Cut 4 layers of the small, not tiny, flowers in Basic White.  Use a Blending Brush to add a little Soft Suede to the edges.  Curl the petals with a Bone Folder.  Add two flowers a little askew so all the petals show.  You'll end up with 2 flowers.

Cut 4 leaves from Old Olive.  Use a Blending Brush to add some color on the front and on the edges.  

Cut 3 of the stems in Merry Merlot.

Add the flowers in each corner and then the leaves coming out from each side.  Add the stems.  I did cut one of them in half.

Finish with some of the Metallic Pearls in the center of the poinsettias.

NC Demo Blog Hop Card for October  Photo of 2 cards  Poinsettia dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Timber EF  Harvest Meadow DSP  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

So, do you have a favorite?  Let me know.  I think I like them both, but I might be leaning toward the poinsettia.

Next up is Toni.  She is so talented!  

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October Blog Hoppers
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Jo Anne Hewins
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Amanda Howard
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NC Demo Blog Hop Card for October  Poinsettia dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Timber EF  Harvest Meadow DSP  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

 

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Christmas Treat Boxes Using the Tombstone Treat Boxes

On my Facebook Live this past Wednesday, 10.27.2021, I used the Tombstone Treat Boxes to make some beautiful Christmas Treat Boxes.  Let me show you!  I did not include the Tombstone Treat Boxes in my list of supplies at the end of my post.  I see that they are on backorder scheduled to tentatively arrive on November 15th.

Tombstone Not a Tombstone Treat Boxes for Christmas by Jo Anne Hewins

I need to have a disclaimer here at the beginning.  I used the smaller size box for the top, PLEASE USE THE LARGER SIZE FOR THE TOP!  

My first box uses the Christmas Season bundle with the Seasonal Labels dies.  I cut the leaves from Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green.  The berries are cut from Merry Merlot.  The label is in Basic White cut from the coordinating dies.  The leaves needed to be trimmed to fit on the box.  I used the Metallic Ribbon for the bow.

Tombstone No Tombstone Christmas Season  Seasonal Labels dies  Metallic Ribbon  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

The second box uses the Be Jolly stamp set.  For the texture added to the box, run the whole box lid through the Bark embossing folder.  I use the Brick & Mortar embossing folder for the chimney.  Use the Basic Gray pad and rub it lightly on the side of the folder that has the raided grout lines.  Run a 1 3/4 x 3 piece of Real Red through the folder.  Add a thin piece of Basic Gray to the top of the chimney.  Add the chimney with dimensionals.  The Santa is stamped on Basic White in Basic Gray ink.  Color with the Real Red combo, Smoky Slate combo, Ivory, Light Petal Pink, Light Daffodil Delight.  The bird also uses the Balmy Blue combo.  You'll have to fussy cut the Santa and bird.  Add with dimensionals.

Tombstone No Tombstone Be Jolly  Tombstone Treat Boxes  Brick & Mortar EF  Bark EF  Blends  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

My third box top uses the Merriest Moments Hybrid bundle.  Cut a Basic White rectangle using the Merriest Frames dies rectangle.  Stamp a large and small flower using Real Red.  Stamp two leaves in Evening Evergreen.  Cut using the dies.  The saying is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.  Stamp the center of the flowers in Basic Gray or you can add some of the Metallic Pearls.  Add the Wonderful Gems to the rectangle with the saying.  The rectangle is attached with dimensionals.

Tombstone No Tombstone Merriest Moments  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Metallic Pearls  Wonderful Gems  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Finally, the last box is decorated using the Angels of Peace.  Start with a piece of Basic White that has been embossed with the Merriest Frames embossing folder.  Trim this down to 3 x 4 to fit the top of the box.  You want the rectangle to stay in the middle.  Cut a white rectangle using the dies.  Stamp the angel in Basic Gray and color with Blends.  I used Ivory, Light Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight combo, Old Olive combo, Balmy Blue combo, and Light Real Red combo.  Use Wink of Stella on the wings.  Cut a piece of Gold Foil a little larger than the rectangle (about 1/8th inch).  Tie the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the embossed piece and tie into a ribbon on the side.  Add the gold foil with dimensionals.  Add the embossed piece to the box top.

Tombstone No Tombstone Angels of Peace  Tombstone Treat Boxes  Blends  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Gold Foil  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  luv 2 create  Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the video.

 


  

Thanks for joining me today.  If you need supplies, please consider me as your choice.  I would appreciate it so much.  They are listed below.

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Tombstone Not a Tombstone Treat Boxes for Christmas by Jo Anne Hewins

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3D Thursday Tombstone Box Treat Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

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