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Free Friday Tutorial Gift of Hope Fun Fold

I did not purchase the Gift of Hope stamp set.  I'm so happy to be able to share this card with you today made for the Tutorial Medley group.

Tutorial medley Gift of Hope Albanese

This is a fun fold and you'll enjoy making it.  Here are the details and measurements for you.

Gift of Hope


Gift Of Hope Cling Stamp Set [154400]

Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [131202]

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]

Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad [101406]

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Ink Refill [131156]

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad [150083]

Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad [153116]

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad [147101]

Paper Snips [103579]

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush [141897]



Basic White Thick Card Base: 5-1/4”x4”, 2x 4”x2-1/2”

Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper 1”x3-3/4”, 3-3/4”x2-1/4” (x2)



Score the Smoky Slate cardstock at 5-1/2” and 2-3/4”.

Stamping the Gift of Hope image in Stazon black ink on Basic White cardstock.

Water color’ in with Wink of Stella for added sparkle with these colors.

Stamp the greeting in BumbleBee ink then roll in Calypso Coral ink pad, stamp inside of this wreath. Fussy cut out with our Paper Snips.

Using the Fine Art Floral, create two panels on the card front adhering over the Basic White cardstock mini panels, adding a 1” strip to the Basic White cardstock inside panel.

Stamp the greeting inside in Bermuda Bay, rolling in Pretty Peacock ink and stamp the inside panel.

If you would like to download this tutorial, Download Tutorial Medley Gift of Hope.

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Arrange a Wreath for Year Round Stamping

I've been stamping the last few days with the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  I've posted some of my samples the last few days.  I'll give you links to these a little later.  Today I have three cards that I want to share.  I'll talk just a little about each of them.  All feature the Arrange a Wreath stamp set and the Wreath Builders dies.

Arrange a Wreath Easter by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped around the edges with the dots stamp from the Comfort and Hope stamp set.  Stamp in Flirty Flamingo. 

The Soft Sea Foam layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4. 

The wreath is stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  I used the Stamparatus for this to make sure I got a good image.  I also cut a wreath in Soft Sea Foam using the more detailed die from the Wreath Builders dies.

The colors for the eggs are Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Flirty Flamingo.  There are two eggs on the stamp and the dies cut out both eggs at the same time.

Color Whisper Crinkled White Seam Binding with a Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend and tie into a bow.  Add with a glue dot.  

The saying is from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set.

I added more dots in Soft Sea Foam just because.

Arrange a Wreath Valentines by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is on a base of Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, score, and fold.  Cover the front in Real Red Designer Series Paper from the Regal pack.  That piece would be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

You'll need one wreath cut using the leaves wreath in Shaded Spruce and another using the more detailed wreath in Just Jade.  Adhere with light glue around the ring only.  The Shaded Spruce is added first.

Cut the large valentine using the dies.  Add a little white scrap behind the LOVE cut out.  Attach with a dimensional.  Add a bow made using the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.

Stamp the smaller valentines using Real Red ink.  These also stamp and cut out 2 at a time.

Arrange a Wreath Fall Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is on a base of Cinnamon Cider.  

The Shaped Spruce layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  The designer paper is from the Flowers for Every Season 6 x 6 pack.  It measure 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The 2 wreaths are the same as the valentine card.

Colors used for the leaves are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight, and Cinnamon Cider.  They are also stamped and cut out in pairs.

Add a Cinnamon Cider Ribbon bow.

The sign is stamped off 2 times Cinnamon Cider.  You will need to fussy cut this.  Add some of the ribbon so that it looks like it is hanging from the wreath.

Here is a picture of all four of my cards.  You can find directions for the Christmas card here.

Arrange a Wreath Seasons Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

So you see, this bundle is definitely a year round stamping bundle.  But really, you can put anything on a wreath.  I bet your imagination is going now!  It's a great way to use other stamp sets along with this one.

If also have a post showing the flowers in this set.  I have a beginner, a casual, and a stepped up avid version.  You can find that here.

Thanks for spending a little time with me.  If you need any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.

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Full of Happiness- April Class 2020

Thanks for attending class with me.  This post is for Wednesday, April 8th.  I am making a post each day of this week, April 6-10.  This is the class I would normally have in my home.  The quarantine has made that impossible.  I know that many of you are home and crafting during this time.  This is my way of sharing with you.  Each day I will have a card, a blog post, a video, and a downloadable tutorial.  There are a limited supply of cards kits available.  If you are interested, email me at  This is available only to those in the US.  Cost for local pick up from the box in my carport is $15.  Cost for a kit that is mailed would be $20.  Please note that we cannot send stamped images to you.  Other stamps can be substituted.  If you would like to make an order, please look at the end of the post for links.   I thank you and enjoy!

Class Full of Happiness by Jo Anne Hewins


Stamp Sets: Full of Happiness #151539, Timeless Tropical #151497

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White #140272, Whisper White #100730

Ink: Daffodil Delight #147094, Pumpkin Pie #147086, Pretty Peacock #150083, Memento Black #132708

Tools & Accessories: Dino dies #149636, snips #103579, 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots #149607, Bone Folder #102300

Designer Paper: Bird Ballad #149592, Dinoroar #149589



Card Base: Thick Whisper White 5 ½ x 8 ½, score at 4 ¼

Cardstock #2: Whisper White 4 x 5 ¼ for eggs and chick

Cardstock #3:

Designer Paper: Bird Ballad 3 5/8 x 2 ½ , Dinoroar 2 ¼ x 5 ¼


Fold Thick Whisper White and burnish with Bone Folder.

Add the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper to the side and the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper across the bottom.

Stamp the egg shapes and the inside décor of the eggs in Pretty Peacock on one side of the whisper white. Stamp the chick on the other side. This chick will not need legs. Use Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Memento Black to stamp the chick. Be very careful with the placement of the beak and eyes. While you are stamping, go ahead and stamp the chick inside the card. Add the feet to this one in Pumpkin Pie.

Use the Dino dies to cut out the eggs.

Fussy cut the chick.

Add these to the card front with dimensionals. One egg will overlap the other. Use glue there instead of a dimensional.

Stamp two little flowers on scrap white and cut. Stamp one more flower inside the card.

Add the flowers to the eggs on the front with a glue dot. Add a Pretty Peacock faceted dot to the center of the flowers on the front.

The hello on the front is stamped in Pretty Peacock. It is from Timeless Tropical.

Add the saying on the inside from Full of Happiness. Stamp in Pretty Peacock.

Full of Happiness Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Full of Happiness Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Class Full of Happinness by Jo Anne Hewins

If you would like to download this tutorial Download Full of Happiness- April Class 2020

Here is the video that goes with this card.  To see another card made using Full of Happiness, go here.


Thanks for joining me today.  Can you think of another way to use this chick that is not related to Easter?  Let me know in the comments!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #605 Full of Happiness

It's Thursday and that means that it is the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #605.  This week we have a color challenge.


We are using the colors Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, and Coastal Cabana.  At once I thought about the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper.  Here's my card!

CCMC #605 Full of Happiness by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 4 1/4 and fold.  Use a Bone Folder to burnish.  Cut the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue to the card front.  I usually cut this layer just a tiny bit larger.  Then I trim off the extra with scissors.  If for some reason, the base is a little larger than the cut paper, just trim to fit.

The Coastal Cabana layer is cut to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Top this with a layer of the diagonal stripe patterned paper measuring 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.

Add these layers with dimensionals.

The chick from the Full of Happiness is so cute!  He is a little weird at first, but once you add the beak and eyes, he comes alive!  They are easy to place since the set is photopolymer.  The chick is stamped first on Whisper White in Daffodil Delight.  Add the beak in Grapefruit Grove and the eyes with Memento Black.  For this card there is no need to stamp the feet.  They will be hidden.  Fussy cut the chick.

CCMC #605 Full of Happiness Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the outline of the egg 2 times on Whisper White  using Coastal Cabana ink.  Add the stripes stamp in the same color.  Cut these out with the Dino Dies.  These dies can be found in the Annual Catalog.

Add the chick and the shells to the card with dimensionals.  Use glue where the shells over lay.

The saying is from the Full of Happiness set.  Stamp on white scrap in Coastal Cabana.  Cut apart and add to the card.

The card needed just a little something.  I added some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots.

CCMC #605 Full of Happiness Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for the inside of the card is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set.  Stamp in Grapefruit Grove.  Stamp the chick as on the front.  This time make sure to add the feet in Grapefruit Grove!

CCMC#605 Full of Happiness by Jo Anne Hewins

I think this card is really cute!  I hope you like it, too!  Thanks for you time today.  Stamping is my business.  Please let me know if I can be of help to you.

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Easter Promise Don't You Love a Crocus!

Good Morning!  Today, I'm sharing a card using the stamp set Easter Promise.  It's on page 45 of the January-June Mini Catalog.  I'm part of a group of demonstrators that are working together to make projects available for all of us to use.  This is my contribution for February.

Easter Promise by Jo Anne Hewins

I must admit that this set seemed a challenge for me.  I also must say that I'm really proud of my card.  I think it's beautiful.  I wrote a tutorial for the group so here it goes.


Stamp Sets: Easter Promise #151544

Cardstock: Highland Heather #146986, Whisper White #100730

Ink: Highland Heather #147103 pad, Tuxedo Black Memento pad #132708, Light Highland Heather #146881, Dark Highland Heather #146883, Combo #147276, Light Granny Apple Green #146876, Dark Daffodil Delight #144585, Light Mango Melody #147943, Color Lifter #144608

Tools & Accessories: Subtle EF #151775, Paper Snips #103579, Stitched So Sweetly dies #151690, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding #151326, Glue Dots #103683, Grid Paper #130148

Designer Paper: Subtles DSP #149615

Misc: Bow Maker


Card Base: 5 ½ x 8 ½, score and fold at 4 ¼ in Highland Heather

Cardstock #2: 4 x 5 ¼ Whisper White

Cardstock #3:

Designer Paper: 1 ½ x 5 ¼ Highland Heather check


Stamp the row of crocuses across the bottom of the Whisper White layer in Tuxedo Black Memento ink starting at the left. You will need to stamp right beside the first stamping to finish across the row to the other side of the paper. The area where these two stampings meet will be covered with designer paper.

Color in the flowers as you please using Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light Granny Apple Green, Dark Daffodil Delight, and Dark Mango Melody Blends.

Run this layer through a die cutting machine with the Subtle EF. Run this through once with the paper up and down in the folder. Run again with the paper turned sideways in the folder. This gives a linen look to the layer.

Add the Highland Heather check paper to the card. I use Grid Paper to help make sure to get the layer straight. Make sure to cover where the two stampings meet.

Cut the banner piece from a scrap of Whisper White.

Stamp the larger group of crocuses on scrap Whisper White in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color in with the same colors as above. Use the Color Lifter on the crocus that is only Light Highland Heather in spots to lighten. Fussy cut the flowers out.

Add the flowers to the banner. Put glue on the stems and dimensionals behind the flowers.

Color Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with the Dark Highland Heather Blend. Color a 2” piece and a 12” piece. The short piece goes around the bottom of the banner. Tape from the back. Make a bow with the long piece and add with a glue dot. I used a bow maker to make my bow.

Add the banner with dimensionals.

Stamp the saying from Easter Promise on scrap Whisper White. Cut apart the words needed and glue to the card.

Add the large white layer to the front of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For the inside of the card, stamp the large Happy Easter in Highland Heather.

Stamp the large flowers again and color in the one on the right. Fussy cut and add in the right bottom corner.

Want to download this tutorial?  Download Easter Promise  Here are a few more pictures of this card along with the inside.

Easter Promise February Medley Tutorial Close Up

Easter Promise February Medley Inside of Card

Easter Promise February Medley Tutorial Project

That's it for today.  I hope you'll try a card similar to this one.  Who wouldn't want to get this Easter card?  Let me just say that I absolutely love coloring the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding!  I can have ribbon in any color that has a Blend.  This ribbon is also perfect for tying and thin enough not to cost extra in postage!  It is perfect!

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