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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.

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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.

Supplies:

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

Measurements:

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

Instructions:

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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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.

My product list will follow the list of names of participants.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you are in the USA and don't already have one!  Thanks!


 

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