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Hand-Penned Petals Card for You

I wanted to share this card with you today showing the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.  It's so easy to make pretty cards using them.  And, the Hand-Penned DSP is one of the papers that is 15% off during the Designer Series Paper Sale going on during until August 2nd.  More on that at the end of the post.

Hand Penned Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Mint Macaron that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  You'll need another layer of Mint Macaron that is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere.

The designer paper is from the Hand-Penned pack.  That pack of paper is just so beautiful.  It reminds me of my grandmother.  She loved small print flowers.  For this card cut it at 2 x 5 1/2.  Add to the center of the card.  I use my Grid Paper to help me  get the paper centered and straight.

Cut the mint striped paper using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Add to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Hand Penned Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the largest flower stamp on Basic White.  We'll only used part of this.  I just fussy cut it, but you can use the Penned Flowers dies if you wish.  You'll need to cut the rest with your Paper Snips.  I used the Pale Papaya and the Mint Macaron Combo Blends to color.  Stamp just the top large leaves three more times, color, and cut.  All around the striped paper.

For the tag cut the use the smallest tag in Basic White and stamp the saying in Mint Macaron.  Color some of the White Crinkled Seam Binding with the Dark Mint Macaron Blend.  Tie a bow and add with a glue dot.

Hand Penned Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside just stamp the largest flower stamp in Memento Black.

Hand Penned Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for your time today.  If I can be of service to you, please let me know.  I hope you have time to stamp today!

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One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for September You've Got This

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for September.  Our theme this month is "You've Got This!"  I'm go glad you have joined us today.  We hop on the second Thursday of each month.  This group is filled with very talented stampers and I know that you'll love every project.  Be sure that you visit all of the blogs.

I must admit that this was a hard challenge for me.  I decided to go with school.  I am a retired first grade teacher.  My daughter  is a high school art teacher.  She is teaching art virtually here in the beginning due to a certain virus that we will not name.  She is having a tough time learning new programs.  I know that it won't take long until it is all easy for her.  She'll wonder why she was so worried.  She does have this!  Jessie is a wonderful caring teacher.  Here is my card.

OSAT September You've Got That! by Jo Anne Hewins

I wanted my card to have a blackboard look to it.  Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored and folded at 4 1/4. 

Cut a piece of Soft Suede paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This paper is from the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  It does have a wood look to it.  Glue it down.  Trim any that is sticking out.  Turn the card over and trim from the back.  If there should be a thin line of Whisper White that isn't covered, trim the card down to fit.

Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the 3rd rectangle in of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Stamp the saying "Time for a new adventure." over the surface of the black piece.  Use the Uninked Stampin' Pad and Whisper White Refill.  This saying is from the Well Said stamp set.

Cut a frame from Poppy Parade paper from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.   I used the 2nd and 4th rectangles in from the outside of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Add this frame around the black panel.  I used the Foam Adhesive Strips for this.  You might also choose the brand new Foam Adhesive Sheets.

OSAT September You've Got That! Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The letters are made using the Playful Alphabet dies.  Use the Bumblebee paper from the 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Back the paper with the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  You can cut all of the letters at once.  This set has duplicates of some of the letters.  To add the letters, line the card up with the lines on the Grid Paper.  I laid a ruler across the frame and added the letters.  For the second row, you can see that I didn't have quite enough room for both words.  It's probably best to cut the G and S without the foam and add pieces of Foam Adhesive Strip.  For the word THIS start with the S and work backwards.

The stars are cut from Pacific Point (Brights) and the Stitched Stars dies.  Use the swirly piece and a few of the smaller stars.  You might need to cut these pieces twice.  Add to the card using glue or Foam Adhesive strips

OSAT September You've Got That! Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For my 3D item, I used the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box die in Basic Black cardstock. 

OSAT September You've Got That! Curvy Box 3D by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the saying "It's your time to shine" from the Daisy Lane stamp set on each side.  Make sure that you turn the box so that the writing will face the correct way.  Put the handle at the top when stamping.  Use the Whisper White ink again.

Cut the stars from the Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, and Bumblebee papers.  Use the Adhesive Sheets to line the back of the paper.  Cut two of the swirls from each paper.  Add a star of each color to each side of the box.

Stamp the word SHINE on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the same stamp and tape off all but the last word.  Cut this out with the star tag die from Stitched Stars.  Tie on the tag with the Bumblebee Gingham Trim.

OSAT September You've Got That! Mini Curvy Box by Jo Anne Hewins

So here is the pair together.

OSAT September You've Got That! Project Combo by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today.  Now you are ready to go to the next blog on the top.  Don't miss any!  We all need encouragement right now!

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Comfort & Hope Meets Birds & More Dies

The background texture stamps of the Comfort & Hope stamp set are perfect to pair with the wood of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and the Birds & More dies.  Let me show you what I mean.  Let me also say that this card was influenced by Donna Gray.

Comfort and Hope Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The Comfort & Hope stamp set is timely for sure.  I think we all need comfort and we certainly need hope.  Yes, some day this will all be over!

The base of this card of Pretty Peacock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Whisper White measuring 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  The In Good Taste layer is one of the lighter toned woods in the pack.  Cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  Before you adhere this layer, there is a lot to be done.

Stamp the grid stamp in three places, upper and lower left and one in the upper center.  Stamp the herringbone stamp over the lower grid.  These were stamped in Early Espresso.  There is another herringbone stamp in the lower right corner.  Stamp this off in Early Espresso and then at an angle in the corner.

Stamp the circular stamp just a little above center and a little to the left in Pretty Peacock ink.

Comfort and Hope Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The long branch from the Birds & More dies is cut from Old Olive cardstock.  Glue this at an angle on the card front.  You might want to try the Adhesive Sheets with this die.  Adhering it would be so easy!

Use Linen Thread to wrap around this layer two times.  I started at the left and taped down one end on the back.  Wind around up to the right and back toward center and then to the lower right.  Tape and cut the twine.  Tie a bow to add later with a glue dot.

Cut two birds that are facing each other from Pretty Peacock cardstock.  Add to the card with dimensionals.  I did have to cut up dimensionals for these birds.  Add gold Metallic Pearls for the eyes of the birds.

Stamp the saying on a scrap of Whisper White.  Stamp in Pretty Peacock.  Cut around the words with snips.  Add with dimensionals.  Add the AND with glue.

Finish the card with a few of the sequin stamps in Pretty Peacock.  I colored mine in with a Light Pretty Peacock Blend.  I must say that I had second thoughts about coloring the sequins.  They looked better before I colored them, but after one group I was committed.  Just take a look at that if you make this card.

Comfort and Hope Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  I stamped more of the herringbone and the grid stamps in Early Espresso.  Glue another bird cut from the Birds & More dies.  Again, you could use the Adhesive Sheets.

Stamp the saying from Comfort & Hope in Pretty Peacock.  I repeated the stamp again lower over the herringbone stamp with one stamped off.

Comfort and Hope Project by Jo Anne Hewins

My husband has taken to bird watching during our social distancing.  He has ordered bird feeders several times.  He did set up a couple right outside my stamping room.  I admit, they are fun to watch.

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A Few Thoughts About Positive Thoughts

Hello to you today.  I'm going to share a card using the stamp set Positive Thoughts.  It's in the January-June Mini Catalog.  Until the end of March, it also has a set of coordinating dies called Nature's Thoughts.  These dies are part of the limited time Coordination Product Release.

Positive Thoughts Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm going to admit right up front that this card got a little busy.  Do you ever find that you just can't stop?  That happens to me.

I started with a card base of Thick Whisper White that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

The patterned paper is from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  Cut to fit the front of the card.  That's 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Stamp around the edges of this layer with the flower stamp from Positive Thoughts.  I stamped in Petal Pink.  Glue to the card base.

The Nature's Thoughts dies have a cool rectangle die with cute little dots all around the outer edges.  That's what I used for the layer in the center of the card.  Cut from Whisper White.  Stamp the leaf stem in Garden Green on this layer from lower left toward upper right.

I stamped the saying on a piece of white 3/4 x 2 7/8 in Garden Green.  Glue to the top of the rectangle.  If you are really good, just go ahead and stamp the saying directly on the rectangle.  Sometimes I tend to make thinks harder than they need to be.

On Whisper White, stamp the leaf stems 2 times and the flower 4 times.  For the flower, ink in Petal Pink.  With a sponge dauber add some Blushing Bride ink directly to the stamp already stamped in Petal Pink.  Just add the color here and there and then stamp on the paper.  Cut all of these out with the Nature's Thoughts dies.

Cut some of the smaller leaf stems in Garden Green card stock.

Positive Thoughts Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Now the task is to assemble all the parts on the front of the card.  Use glue and dimensionals.

Positive Thoughts Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is from Positive Thoughts.  Stamp another large leaf stem.  Glue a flower to the inside.

Positive Thoughts Card is by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a great stamp set.  Just look on Pinterest.  There are so many ideas.  If I can help you get this set and the coordinating Nature's Thoughts dies, please let me know.  The dies are while supplies last or to the end of March.

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A Simple Sailing Home

Hello!  Thanks for coming to my blog today.  I love sharing my creations.  Today I have a simple card using the Sailing Home stamp set, the Smooth Sailing Dies, and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

Come Sail Away for the Whisk & Barrel by Jo Anne Hewins

Begin with a card base of Night of Navy that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2  and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Sahara Sand cut to 3 3/4 x 5.  A piece of navy stripe from the Come Said Away designer paper that is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 is the next layer.

I suggest using the Stamparatus for your stamping.  You want to get a good crisp dark image for all.

For the lighthouse, use a piece of Sahara Sand measuring 1 5/8 x 3 1/2.  After stamping the lighthouse in Night of Navy, rough up the edges of this paper with the sides of your scissors blade.  Add with dimensionals.

Stamp the saying in Night of Navy and then punch out with the 2" Circle Punch.  Add that with dimensionals.  Put snail where this circle overlaps the lighthouse paper.

Come Sail Away for the Whisk & Barrel Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the anchor on Sahara Sand scrap using Night of Navy.  Cut this out using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  Add a little of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Twine to the end.  Add with dimensionals.

I usually show the inside of my cards.  For this one I just stamped another anchor in the bottom right corner.

Come Sail Away for the Whisk & Barrel Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Who says simple can't be pretty?  I think anyone would love to receive this card!

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