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Fable Friends Easter Card

I have just a quick post today.  I'm still trying to catch up from the OnStage weekend.  Oh, what fun!

I'm going to share my Easter card for the shut-ins at church made using Fable Friends.

Easter Note Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

My card uses the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  I love that these are already cut and ready to go!  It's a great deal too.

I added a strip of the Highland Heather check from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper down the center of the card that measures 1 1/4 x 5.

Cut the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies from Whisper White.  Add some ink from the Balmy Blue ink pad to a block.  Using the Aqua Painter, add some blue for the sky to the top of the oval.  Do the same with Lemon Lime Twist for the bottom.  Let this dry.  Add grass in Garden Green.  The grass is in the Fable Friends stamp set.  Adhere the oval to the card front with snail.

Stamp the bunny in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.  Color with Blends.  I used the Light Petal Pink, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, and the Light and Dark Highland Heather.  Fussy cut and add to the oval with dimensionals.

The saying is on a 3/4 inch wide strip of Whisper White.  Notch the ends.  The flower is cut from a die in the Seasonal Layers Dies.  Cut from the Gingham Gala paper.  The center is Daffodil Delight cardstock and the 1/8 inch handheld circle punch.  Add with a glue dot.

Easter Fable Friends Note Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

I ended up making about 40 of these for friends and family, too.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Let me know if I can help you in any way.

Easter Fable Friends Note Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This pic actually looks more navy instead of Highland Heather.  Sorry about that!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for April 2019

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for April of 2019.

You might have just come from Tami's blog.  I know you loved her project!  If you are just starting here, please visit everyone on the hop.  You'll be glad you did!

When I saw those bright colors, I thought of watercolor, but we'll get to that.

Color Fusers April 2019 Fable Friends by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Melon Mambo that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.   The next layer is Mango Melody cut to 4 x 5 1/4.

Cut the watercolor paper in half.  That would be 4 1/2 x 6.  Spray the paper heavily.  Put some of the Melon Mambo on a B Block.  Touch it to the paper in several places.  The ink should start to run.  Do the same with the Mango Melody and the Pineapple Punch.  Add more color if needed.  Spritz again if you feel it is needed.  Let the paper dry.  Cut the paper down to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Decide where you want to cut so that you still have the most interesting parts.

Wrap the Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon around the lower part of the card.  I did go ahead and stamp the sentiment in the lower left.  I used the Stamparatus to make sure it stamped well.

Stamp the bunny from Fable Friends onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the Stamparatus and Stazon Ink.  The Stamparatus allows me to stamp the image again if it isn't dark enough.

Color Fusers April 2019 Fable Friends Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the Aqua Painter and ink on a block to color in the bunny.  For this you will want to keep the Aqua Painter pretty dry.   Pooling water will only make a mess.  Dab with a paper towel quickly.  In fact, have a paper towel handy to dab off some of the water.  Paint in the ears and the jacket.  Diluted ink makes a lighter color, but, again, beware of too much water.  I did add some Gray Granite (I think neutrals are allowed.) to a block and added just a little color to the fur.  Cut this out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes.  Using the Layering Ovals pick a scallop one to make a little frame.  Add a bow of Pineapple Punch with a glue dot.

Color Fusers April 2019 Fable Friends Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card is very plain.  The saying is from Fable Friends.  Add a couple strips of the watercolor paper.  I hated to waste it!

Here's a video to show how to make this card.

 

 

Color Fusers April 2019 Fable Friends Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Next on the hop is Paola.  Be sure to visit her for a great project.  Let's see what she does with these colors.

Thanks so much for your visit today.  Come back!

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https://melissascraftingtreehouse.com/color-fusers-blog-hop-april-2019/ Melissa Kerman
http://swimminginstamps.com/color-fusers-blog-hop-for-april-2019/ Tami Hewlett
https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2019/04/color-fusers-blog-hop-for-april-2019.html Jo Anne Hewins
http://www.tiapoyacreations.com/april-2019-color-fusers-blog-hop/ Paola Phillips
https://www.melsinkyfingers.com/2019/04/color-fusers-blog-hop-april-2019.html Melanie Hockin
https://wp.me/p88olS-2pS Bonnie O'Neill
https://astampabove.typepad.com/my-blog/2019/04/color-fusers-blog-hop-for-april.html Kelly Acheson
https://www.barbstamps.com/my_weblog/2019/04/video-color-fusers-april-2019-blog-hop.html Barb Mullikin
https://sarahsinkspot.com/2019/04/welcome-to-the-color-fusers-blog-hop-for-april-2 Sarah Wills
   

 

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Shares Easter Projects

Hello and thank you so much for joining the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  We are sharing Easter Projects this month!  My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I am joining you from North Carolina in the USA.

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I used my Stamperatus to help me with my card today.  I'm using the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  This bunny is so cute, but he is hard to line up.  There are three steps to stamp.  That's why the Stamperatus is so great!  There's actually four surfaces available to use.  My tip is to use scrap paper for all the stamping until you actually get all the bunnies aligned.  If you don't, you will waste a lot of card stock!  Oh, here's the card.

Sweet Little Something by Luv 2 Create

My next hint is that, once everything is aligned, you should make lots and lots of these bunnies to use in future projects!

Start with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4.  Use your Bone Folder to crease the fold.  Hint number three is that you definitely want to score thick cardstock.  It will fold much better!

The Pink Pirouette layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer is patterned paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The bunny uses Crumb Cake for the largest stamp with no detail.  Soft Suede was used for the stamp with some detail.  Early Espresso was used for the smallest stamp with the most detail.  Once everything is aligned on the Stamperatus, it really does not matter which order you stamp them.  Cut the bunny out with snips and add to the card.

The grass uses Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Cut this out using the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits.  I lined this up with the bottom of the pink layer.

The bow is from Pink Pirouette card stock and uses the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  The flower uses this framelits set as well.  The stem is Pear Pizzazz, the flower is Pink Pirouette, and the center of the flower is So Saffron.

The clouds are cut from the Up & Away Thinlits Dies in Very Vanilla.  The smaller clouds are attached with dimensionals.  The Happy Easter is from the Sweet Little Something stamp set.  It is stamped in Soft Sky.

Sweet Little Something by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a sweet little card made with Sweet Little Something.  I'm proud that I finally used some of that Bundle of Love paper.  Sometimes it's so hard to cut beautiful paper.

Sweet Little Something Easter card by Luv 2 Create

You will want to continue on the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  There will be lots of great Easter ideas for you to enjoy.

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Hold on to Hope Easter Card

Today I am using the Hold on to Hope bundle.  This set was created with Brandy Cox, a Stampin' Up! million dollar seller.  Brandy is from North Carolina, so we have to root for the home state!  This is a great bundle.  Here is my card.

Hold on to Hope Easter card by Luv 2 Create

We made this card in class last week.  I think it's beautiful!

The card base is Tranquil Tide measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded.  Stamp over the base of the card with the sprig in the same color.  Remember that the middle of the card will be covered so it won't matter if that part doesn't look as good.

Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits and cut the largest oval from Tranquil Tide.  Cut a Whisper White oval that is just a little larger using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies.  Layer these and add to the card.

The cross is cut with the Cross of Hope Framelits from Silver Foil.

Color the sprig with the Tranquil Tide and the Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers.  My group felt like it worked better to color the green first and then the red.  Huff on the stamp to make sure there is moisture after all of the coloring and stamp on white.  There is a framelit to cut this out, too.

Weave the flower sprig around the cross.  Carefully turn it all over and add mini dimensionals to the back so that they will not be seen from the front.  Adhere.  The cross will not be attachedd to the card in places, but that's all right.

Hold on to Hope Easter card close up

The words are part of the bundle and again, there is a framelit for that.  Attach with dimensionals.  A few in my group chose to use Tranquil Tide for the saying.

Hold on to Hope Easter inside

For the inside of the card I used Flurry of Wishes for the sentiment.  That might surprise you.  After all, that's a Christmas set!  I just felt like the words fit anyway.  I feel like this set will probably retire.  I thought I could use it one more time.  The Happy Easter is from You're Inspiring and the flower is from the Hold on to Hope bundle.  The flower is colored with the markers.

Hold on to Hope by Luv 2 Create

I used this set on another post here making the box from the Lots to Love Box Framelit Dies.  You can find that post here.  Recently, I had the opportunity to see Brandy Cox in Charlotte.  I gave her my box (and candy bar) since I had made it with her set.

Brandy and Me

Can you tell I'm a little star struck?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like the Hold on to Hope Easter card.  This bundle has so many possibilities.

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Easter Note Cards

It's time to make Easter cards for the shut ins at church.  Of course I'm going to my favorite Easter stamps from the Occasions catalog, Basket Bunch and the coordinating Basket Builder Framelit dies.  I'm using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.  They are such a bargain at 20 cards and envelopes for $6.  Here is the card.

Shut in Easter Cards

  • Start with the strips of designer paper.  I used Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  I did run out of the turquoise paper part way through and substituted the Temping Turquoise paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  The first two strips are 1/2 inch by 5.  The last strip is 3/4 inch by 5.  Use your grid paper to help you get the first strip on straight and then just butt each piece against each other.
  • The detailed basket and handle are cut with the Basket Builders dies in Tip Top Taupe.  There is another solid basket but from Early Espresso.  It goes under the detailed basket.
  • Cut the detailed eggs from Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry.  Glue all to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Stamp in Melon Mambo on a 1/2 inch wide scrap of Whisper White.  Notch the ends and glue it on.

Easter 3

I made about 30 of these.  There was a lot of cutting, but I think they will be enjoyed. I like to think about each person getting fun mail to open.  I get as much joy as they do!  I love to hear that some save all my cards and look at them from time to time.

Easter will be here before you know it!  Get started on those cards!  A product list follows.  Just click to go to my online store!

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