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Loving the In the Pines Bundle

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch for you.  I am using the In the Pines bundle.  It's on page of the August-September Mini catalog.  I shared another card with this bundle here.  I guess I have a thing for trees.  These trees are lovely.  Here is my card.

CCMC #629 In the Pines Card by Jo Anne Hewins

You might think Christmas right away, but this card doesn't necessarily have to be Christmas.  Maybe it's just winter.  This is a busy sketch.

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Yes, there's a lot going on here.  It was fun!

Start with a base of Thick Whisper White that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  The patterned paper is from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.  Cut the background DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

So, I'm going to describe each patterned paper and tell you its measurements.

The Mossy Meadow paper with Pear Pizzazz dots is 3 x 4 1/2.

The Mossy Meadow check is 1 x 5 1/8.  You will need 2 of these.

The diagonal stripe is cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Use the second die from the outside.  You will need three of these.  Add the one in the middle first and then add the ends centering them between the middle piece and the end of the mossy dot paper.

The saying is from the In the Pines stamp set.  Stamp in Real Red on Whisper White and fussy cut it out.  Glue to the upper left corner of the stitched rectangles.

CCMC #629 In the Pines Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Use the Pine Woods dies to make the trees.  Make one large and two of the smaller (three if you are going to put one inside the card).   Each tree has two parts.  The solid part is cut using Mossy Meadow cardstock.  The detailed part is cut from Pear Pizzazz.  I suggest that you add Adhesive Sheets to the back of this cardstock before cutting the trees.  The pieces will go together super easy!  Glue the trees to the rectangles.

CCMC#629 In the Pines by Jo Anne Hewins

Add another tree to the inside of the card.  The saying, stamped in Real Red, is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

CCMC#629 In the Pines Project by Jo Anne Hewins

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Dove of Hope and Whale of a Time, What?

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today we have a color challenge.  We are using Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, and Just Jade.CCMC628

Here's the card I made with these colors.  And yes, I did use the Dove of Hope set with the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper.

CCMC #628 Dove of Hope by Jo Anne Hewins

I love it!  The card base is Night of Navy measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper.   Cut it to 4 x 5 1/4.  Use the Stamparatus to position the sentiment.  Stamp with Night of Navy ink.  With the Stamparatus, you can stamp more than one time to get a good dark impression.

Cut a label from Pretty Peacock card stock using the Celebration Labels dies.  Use the 4th one in.  Add to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Cut the dove body and two wings from Whisper White cardstock using the Detailed Dove dies.  Cut the shorter leaf sprig from Just Jade. 

Glue the dove to the peacock label.  Add the leaf just behind the beak of the dove.

CCMC #628 Dove of Hope Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Color a Basic Pearl with a Dark Basic Black Blend.  Add for the eye of the dove.

CCMC #628 Dove of Hope Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying is from the Dove of Hope stamp set.  The dove at the bottom is too.  Color the leaf with a Dark Just Jade blend, the berries with a Light Real Red and the beak with a Dark Basic Black.  Use the bullet end.

CCMC#628 Dove of Hope Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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NC Demo Blog Hop for August - Scenery

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for August.  Our theme this month is scenery.  Stampin' Up! does have lots of stamp sets and die sets that lend themselves to scenery.  You might have come from Tina's blog or you might be just beginning.  Either way, you will love this hop!  Don't miss any of them!

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My project for today uses several different stamp sets and die sets.  Our selection at Stampin' Up! is awesome.  They coordinate so well together.  I just love that.  I love pulling in a little something from different places.  Here is my card.

NC Demo Blog Hop for August Scenery Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Sometimes the creative process just comes together.  This card is just how I saw it in my head.  I think it worked out well.

The card base is Old Olive that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Early Espresso cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  The designer paper layer comes from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.  I wanted just a thin border so this measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  I love this patterned paper.  I cut a Celebration Labels die from the center of this paper to use on another card.  No one will ever see the hole behind the paper.  I cut the label that was one size smaller than the front label.  Adhere all these layers together and set aside.

The front layer is cut from Whisper White card stock.  Use the third largest label from the Celebration Labels dies.  Color the top half of this label, maybe a little less, with a Light Pool Party Blend.

Using Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the evergreen tree cluster from Snow Front on the upper right hand side of the label.  This is stamped right over the Pool Party blend.

Stamp 2 of the tree clusters outline stamps from In the Pines on Whisper White.  Stamp in Mossy Meadow.  Stamp the more solid stamp over these trees.  Stamp off Old Olive ink for this.  Stamp the large tree in the same way.  For this tree, add in a tree trunk of Early Espresso.

Let's cut with dies!  Using the Pine Woods dies (from the In the Pines bundle), cut out the 2 tree clusters and the large tree.  Cut a Gold Foil star using the Stitched Stars dies.  Cut the church from Gray Granite card stock using the Snow Globe diesUsing Gold Foil scraps, fill in the windows of the church from the back.  Add the two church pieces together with dimensionals.

NC Demo Blog Hop for August Scenery Panel by Jo Anne Hewins

Let's put it all together!  Stamp the deer, Snow Front stamp set,  near the bottom of the card.  You can go ahead and stamp the saying.  It's from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  In the video, coming up, I put the saying on last.  That's probably not a good idea.  Do the stamping before you add all the other stuff.  Yes, do as I say not as I do!

Glue down one of the tree clusters to the upper right.  Let some of the stamped images show.  Now add the large tree at the other side.  Add with dimensionals.  For the last cluster of trees, trim off the tree all the way to the left.  Add the cluster with dimensionals tucking behind the big tree.  Take the tree you trimmed off and glue it behind and between the big tree and the cluster.

Glue the church and the star on the card.

NC Demo Blog Hop for August Scenery Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying is from the Merry Moose stamp set.  The trees are from the In the Pines bundle.  Stamp and cut two of them and glue inside the card.

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Merry Moose Brings Happy Holidays

The Merry Moose bundle is back sharing his happiness again this season.  I'm so happy Stampin' Up! has brought him back!  You gotta love the moose!  It's Thursday and I'll be sharing my card for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #625.  This week we have a sketch.

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Here is my card for the week.

CCMC #625 Merry Moose Card by Jo Anne Hewins

So Stampin' Up! has a few items in the August-December Mini Catalog that are returning!  You know it's really hard to say good bye sometimes.  Now we don't have to, for a few items anyway!  Besides the Merry Moose stamp set, the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is back!

The base of this card is Thick Very Vanilla.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11 and is scored and folded at 5 1/2.   Add a piece of the Garden Green side of the check Toile Tidings paper.  It is cut to 2 1/2 x 5.  Start at the fold.

Stamp the larger evergreen tree from the Merry Moose stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch this with the 2 1/4" Circle Punch.  Cut a scallop circle that's just a little bigger using the Layering Circles dies.  Adhere the layers and add to the front of the card below center and a little to the right.

Stamp the moose in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla.  Color in the antlers with a Light Crumb Cake Blend.  Color in the rest of the moose with a Dark Crumb Cake Blend.  Punch out with the Moose Punch.  Add to the card with dimensionals.  Stamp the scarf and hat in Real Red ink on vanilla.  You do need to fussy cut these.  Glue the scarf.  Add a piece of a dimensional to the back of the hat.

CCMC #625 Merry Moose Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Add a strip of the Real Red paper across the hooves of the moose.  It's 1/4 x 3.  Stamp the saying in Garden Green on a scrap of vanilla.  Cut around the words and add along the strip of designer paper.

Add some of the snow flakes from the set in Garden Green.

CCMC #625 Merry Moose Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is stamped in Real Red.  Stamp the larger tree.  Stamp 3 times and then 2 more times, stamped off.  Add in a little of the tree trunks with a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.

Stamp, color, and punch the moose as on the front of the card.  Stamp a scarf and cut it out.  Add all to the card.

CCMC#625 Merry Moose by Jo Anne Hewins

I really love how this card turned out using the sketch.  I'll be making more of these!

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Poinsettia Petals Postage Stamp Card

I know it's just August but I have new Christmas supplies.  I just had to use them!  Here is my card using the Poinsettia Petals bundle and the Postage Stamp Punch.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Shaded Spruce.  This is fast becoming my favorite green!  The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp over the front of the card base with the dots from Christmas Gleaming.  Use Shaded Spruce ink.

The 'Tis the Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is used for this card.  Pick four patterns and stamp with the Postage Stamp Punch.  Add these with glue to the card.  They could be added with dimensionals, but I was trying to think about mailing this out.  There's more to come!  Be careful with the spacing around the outside of the card and the spacing between each punch out.

The flower is cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Cut one of the smallest flower and 2 of the next smallest.  Add the flower cut out askew so that all the petals are showing.  Add with glue or a glue dot.  Fluff up the petals to give a little dimension.  Cut out three of the holly leaves from Shaded Spruce using the Poinsettia dies.  Add the leaves behind the flower, two on one side and one on the other.  Add three of the Basic Pearls to the center of the flower.  This is close to the Beaded Pearls sold in this suite, but a little less bulky.  Add to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Close Up of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  Stamp in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add with dimensionals.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card has a saying from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  Stamp in Cherry Cobbler.  Add more of the dots stamp from Christmas Gleaming in Shaded Spruce.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Project by Jo Anne Hewins

There you have it.  The Poinsettia Petal Bundle is so pretty.  You might also want to check out the 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper.  It's definitely great for those Christmas cards!

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