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Changing Leaves Bundle, a New Online Exclusive!

It's July and there's a lot going on in the Stampin' Up! world!  I hope you'll visit the Online Store here to see all the new Online Exclusives, the new kits added to the Kits Collection, and explore your opportunity to purchase the new Glass Mat!  Best of all maybe is Bonus Days!

Bonus Days Earn 2024

For every $50 you spend in July, you'll earn a $5 credit to use in August.  These credits will be emailed to you at the time of purchase using the email you have listed in your SU account.  Be sure to save these in a safe place so you'll have them in August!  Now sometimes I save things in a safe place only to never find them again.  Don't do that!

Today I have a card using the Changing Leaves bundle new in Online Exclusives.  This bundle has the Changing Leaves stamp set and dies.  It also has the Changing Leaves Hybrid Embossing Folder.

CHANGING LEAVES BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

 

So here is my card for today.

Changing Leaves bundle Card  Changing Leaves dies  Changing Leaves Hybrid EF  Linen Thread  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Front

I seem to have a thing for leaves.  I find it so hard to turn them down.  They just go in the cart!

The base for this card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  I used the Thick Basic White card stock for the base.

Since we are in summer, I decided to focus on green.  It's my favorite color!  I stamped the background on the front of the card using the largest stamp and the Soft Sea Foam ink pad.  I did stamp off to soften the color.  

Cut an Old Olive piece of card stock to 2 1/4 x 4.  Run this through the Changing Leaves Hybrid Embossing Folder.  This is a big folder so place the card stock where you think you'll love the images.  Glue this panel toward the bottom of the front of the card.  It really is not centered, but close.

Stamp the largest stamp on Basic White using a Mossy Meadow pad.  Cut this out with the Changing Leaves dies.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

Changing Leaves bundle  Changing Leaves dies  Changing Leaves Hybrid EF  Linen Thread  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Close Up

Cut the two detailed dies from Soft Sea Foam.  Hold on to them for a moment.

Stamp the saying from Changing Leaves in Mossy Meadow on a Basic White scrap.  Cut out with the matching dies.  That die is perfect for so many sayings you probably have in your collection!  Add the saying on dimensionals.  Place as you wish.  I covered the stem of the large leaf cut out and had one of the leaves overlap a little.

Now glue down the detailed leaves wherever you think they will look good.  

Finish by adding a linen thread bow.  Add with a rolled up glue dot.

Changing Leaves bundle  Changing Leaves dies  Changing Leaves Hybrid EF  Linen Thread  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Inside of Card

Here is how I finished off the inside of the card.

Changing Leaves bundle  Changing Leaves dies  Changing Leaves Hybrid EF  Linen Thread  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Front of Card Standing

There you go.  It's a pretty easy card and incorporates all parts of the bundle!

Here's wishing you a wonderful July and thank you for visiting me!  I was absent during parts of June but I do plan on posting on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday during July.

Changing Leaves bundle Card  Changing Leaves dies  Changing Leaves Hybrid EF  Linen Thread  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Soft Sea Foam  Old Olive  Mossy Meadow

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Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper Peekaboo Card

The Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper lives up to its name.  It's beautiful.  I have a very simple card for you today.  I have a really hard time with simplicity, but I love this card.

Let's Go Shopping  Heartfelt Hexagon Punch  Country Flowers dies  Basic Rhinestone Gems  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The star of this card is the Heartfelt Hexagon punch.  It's another reason this is a simple card.  

The base of this card is one of the new In Colors Summer Splash 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  It looks so pretty with this paper.

Take the Heartfelt Hexagon punch and punch from the bottom.  Move it over about 3/4 inch and push it all the way up.  My punch had a few tiny areas that didn't look quite smooth.  I was able to smooth it out with my fingers, but this gives me a little tip for you.  I got a piece of aluminum foil and folded it in half.  Then punch several times.  Be sure to clean out the punch each time.  Punching multiple times will sharpen the punch.  The result is nice clean lines when punching!

Choose three patterns from the Unbounded Beauty designer paper and punch 2 of two of them and 1 of the last.  Then glue the shapes on the front of the card using the hole as a guide.  Some of the shapes will extend past the front.  Just turn the card over and trim those pieces with scissors.

Add a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White to the inside of the card.  Use the Let's Go Shopping stamp set to stamp the words in Petunia Pop right through the hole.  Center them side to side and a little toward the top of the hole.

Let's Go Shopping  Heartfelt Hexagon Punch  Country Flowers dies  Basic Rhinestone Gems  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the Country Flowers dies for the flowers.  The leaves are cut in Summer Splash and the flowers are in Petunia Pop.  The larger flower fits in the area where we have the hole.  The other two are put wherever you please.  Add some Basic Rhinestone Jewels in the center of the flowers and you are done!

Let's Go Shopping  Heartfelt Hexagon Punch  Country Flowers dies  Basic Rhinestone Gems  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 CreateSp


This is how the inside of the card looks.  It's kind of neat to make the outside saying and the inside saying all at once!

This card features two of our new In Colors, Summer Splash and Petunia Pop.  Which do like best?

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  If you don't have a demonstrator already, I would love to help you.  Let me know if you need a catalog.  Have a wonderful day!

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A Quiet Reflection Card

I have a feeling that the Quiet Reflection stamp set on page 63 of the January-April Mini is not one of the more popular ones.  It's not upbeat.  But it is so needed.  We all have times when we need that touch of God to arrive right in our mailbox.  This is that set.

Quiet Reflection  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I know that very few actually read what I write here.  Connection with others is so important.  I just want to make a difference for someone.  Please excuse me.  I'll move on.

The base of this card is Lost Lagoon 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.

The next layer is Pretty Peacock 3 3/4 x 5.

The designer paper is the Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Glue all of that together.

Quiet Reflection  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Cut the largest fancy circular die from the Thoughtful Expressions dies from Pretty Peacock card stock.

On a piece of Basic White, stamp the larger image from the Quiet Reflection stamp set.  I stamped from ink pad to stamp directly.  Stamp with the Lost Lagoon pad first.  Turn the stamp upward and then stamp the top half with the pad.  Try to stamp straight.  Now stamp the Pretty Peacock pad on the bottom half of the stamp.  Be sure that the Peacock pad overlaps the Lost Lagoon a little bit.  Stamp.  Cut the image out with the second largest fancy circle.

To secure the Lost Lagoon ribbon, put a row of Seal on the back of the cut out straight across the middle.  Add ribbon.  Turn over the cutout and bring the ribbon over to the side of the cutout.  Tie the ribbon into a bow.

Put dimensionals directly on the Pretty Peacock cutout avoiding the ribbon so that the white cutout will lie flat.  Add the white cutout to the center of the peacock.  I found it necessary to retie the bow.  You may not.  Glue the labels to the card base.

Stamp the saying on a half inch strip of Basic White and trim the ends.  Stamp in Pretty Peacock ink.  Add with dimensionals to the bottom of the card front.

Color some of the Sale-a-Bration Opaque Faceted Gems with a Dark Pretty Peacock Blend and allow to dry.  Add to the card.

Quiet Reflection  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is how I completed the inside of the card.  I stamped a saying from Quiet Reflection and stamped the top half of the large stamp.

Quiet Reflection Card  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Card Standing   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card won't take a lot of time.  It will mean so much to someone though.  

I appreciate your time today.  I love to share what I make for others.  I hope you found it useful.  Have a wonderful day.

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Book Fold Flight & Airy Tutorial

Hello!  So each month I'm part of a group called the Tutorial Medley group.  It's a group of Stampin' Up! demostrators who work together to make a great group of tutorials for you!  We do it every month.  This month our theme is Thank You.  I send my copy of the tutorials to my Luv 2 Create team and to my customers.  I want to show my appreciation for their positive help with my business.  I also share my own card with you on my blog post.

Softly Sophisticated Bundle  January 2024  Flight and Airy DSP  Book Fold Fun Fold  Tutorial Medley  Earthen Elegance DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

It's so cute!  I used the Flight & Airy Sale-a-Bration paper and the Perennial Postage dies!  I'm also using the Softly Sophisticated stamp set from Sale-a-Bration.  I love getting something for free.  This designer paper is free with a $50 order US.  My big hint is to pay attention to the birds when cutting.  I wanted my birds to face each other.  I also looked at the colors because I wanted them to go with my background.

My background is also designer paper but you might be surprised where I found it.  It's from the Earthen Elegance paper in the annual catalog.

All of the directions are on my tutorial.  You can download it.  I'll just add the link and I'll also add some additional pictures.  Download Softly Sophisticated Bundle - January 2024

Softly Sophisticated Bundle  January 2024  Flight and Airy DSP  Book Fold Fun Fold  Earthen Elegance DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon  Card Standing  Tutorial Medly  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create


Softly Sophisticated Bundle  January 2024  Flight and Airy DSP  Book Fold Fun Fold  Earthen Elegance DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Softly Sophisticated Bundle  January 2024  Flight and Airy DSP  Book Fold Fun Fold  Earthen Elegance DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon  Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I hope you'll try this card!

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Wild Fern Bundle One Card and a Little Stepped Up

You'll find the Wild Fern bundle on page 21 of the January-April Mini catalog.  It might be a bundle that you have overlooked.  I here to help you take a second look.

I love the way Stampin' Up! has wonderful products that work so well together.  The Fern 3D embossing folder is a perfect pair.  The Wild Fern dies will work great with the Timeless Arrangements dies as well.  Both of these die sets have wonderful rectangles that work great with loads of the sayings that you probably have.  The Wild Ferns stamp set has some wonderful sayings!

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card has a base of Shaded Spruce 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The Basic White layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Fern 3D embossing folder.  Glue to the card front.

Cut one of the Wild Fern dies attached to a corner from Shaded Spruce.  Figure how where you want it and glue to the card front.

Stamp your saying of choice on Basic White and cut out using the Wild Ferns dies.  Add this piece on dimensionals making sure that the borders of spruce are even on the side and top.

Use a Dark Shaded Spruce blend to color one of the white sequins from the Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

That's all there is to it!

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card is stepped up just a little.  The base of the card is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.  Be sure to use your Bone Folder to burnish the fold well.

You'll need to punch 6 Basic White ovals using the Modern Oval Punch.  Find it on page 35 of the mini.  Emboss these ovals with the Fern EF.  

Glue the first row at top by leaving a little space.  Let the ovals meet in the middle.  For the next row leave a little space again.  Add an oval to the center.  Use another oval and cut in half.  Add one of the pieces to each end.  The last row is a repeat of the first.  Turn over the paper and trim any extras even with the card base.  Try to make the spacing even between all shapes.

Cut another of the fern cutouts.  Place this so that the saying can be verical.

Stamp the sayin, cut it out, and add with dimensionals just as in the first card.

Color more sequins and add.

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The inside is the same for both cards.

Wild Fern Bundle Duo Cards  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

And here are both cards.

Wild Fern Bundle Duo Cards  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Pretty, yet pretty simple.  I'm so glad you popped over today and spent a little time with me.  I know time is precious.  If I can help you in any way, please let me know.  I am an independant Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

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Wild Fern Bundle Duo  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

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