Cards- Encouragement

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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Watercolor Melon for Sale-a-Bration

Have you seen the new January-April Mini catalog for Stampin' Up!?  Click here to download if you haven't!  While you are at it, click here to download the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Today I'm sharing a couple cards made using the Watercolor Melon stamp set.  It's on page 4 of the SAB brochure.  You can earn this photopolymer stamp set for free with a $50 (USA) order from Stampin' Up!  

Watercolor Melon Card Duo  Jo Anne Hewis  Luv 2 Create

I'm going to be honest and say that watermelon might not be my first choice for a free item.  I wanted to inspire you by showing a couple cute watermelon cards.

Watercolor Melon  SAB  Zoo Crew  Basic Borders dies  Perennial Postage  Black and White Gingham Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  A piece of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 is embossed using the Painted Texture embossing folder.  Build on this piece before adding it to the base.

Cut a piece of Garden Green card stock 1 x 5 1/2.  Use the zigzag die from the Basic Borders dies to cut a border.  Place this on the Basic White piece.  It's too long but try to place it so that the zig and zag are even on each end.  Glue and then trim to fit.  

Cut a 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of black and white Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.  Place this paper under the green.  Add a length of the Black and White Gingham Ribbon over the seam and tape to the back.

Watercolor Melon  SAB  Zoo Crew  Basic Borders dies  Perennial Postage  Black and White Gingham Ribbon  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the watermelon piece on Basic White in Sweet Sorbet.  Add the rind in Garden Green.  Use Memento Black to add the seeds.  You will need 4 of these.  Fussy cut with Paper Snips and add them with dimensionals.

The saying is from Perennial Postage.  Stamp on Sweet Sorbet in Versamark.  Emboss in black embossing powder from our Basics Embossing Powders.  Cut around the saying.  Add a bit of the ribbon to the back and then add all with dimensionals.

Finish with some black dots from the Classic Matte Dots.

Watercolor Melon Card  SAB  Zoo Crew  Brights DSP  Charming Sentiments  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card begins with a Thick White base 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.

Use a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper from the Brights 6 x 6 DSP.  Cut this to size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Again stamp the watermelon wedges.  There are 2 types and I used them both.  I added the seeds again although I really prefer the seedless kind.  I felt I needed them for the card.

The saying was stamped in Garden Green on Basic White.  Punch this out with the Modern Oval Punch.  The saying is from the Charming Sentiments stamp set.  Add with dimensionals.  The ribbon is the Sweet Sorbet Bordered Ribbon.

Add some of the watermelon wedges with glue and some with dimensionals.

Embellish with Classic Matte Dots.

Watercolor Melon  SAB  Zoo Crew  Brights DSP  Charming Sentiments  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me.  

Watercolor Melon Card Duo  Jo Anne Hewis  Luv 2 Create

I hope I've inspired you to give the Watercolor Melon set a try.  Supplies are listed below as well as links to Pinterest, Facebook, and the Online Store.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you don't have one already

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Pretty Pleats Fun Fold Using the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper

Hello to you today!  The Pretty Pleats Fun Fold was designed by Sue Campfield.  She has a video and I will add the link to it here.  Sue is a gifted card designer.  I'm not going to make another video when you can see the original.

I have designed my cards for today using Sue's cards as a guide.

Softly Stippled DSP  Softly Sophisticated Bundle  Sale-a-Bration 2024  Pleated Card  Paper Snips  Perennial Postage dies  Heartfelt Hexagon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Duo

The pleats are on the inside of the card.  My base is Thick Basic White cut 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  The paper is from the Softly Stippled  Designer Series Paper.  This paper is free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration.   It's goin on now!  Cut a piece that is 4  x 5 1/4 for the front of the cards.

The cut outs on both of these cards are from the Stippled Roses dies.  Cut them from Pool Party.  I don't know which I like best.  What ab0ut you?

The white layer is cut using the Perennial Postage dies.  Add to the center of the card front with dimensionals.  Cut the flowers from the Softly Stippled papers and glue to the panel.  The saying for these cards is from the Heartfelt Hexagons stamp set inked in Pebbled Path.  Just stamp on a white scrap and fussy cut around them.

Softly Stippled DSP  Softly Sophisticated Bundle  Sale-a-Bration 2024  Pleated Card Inside  Paper Snips  Perennial Postage dies  Heartfelt Hexagon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Duo

Here is the inside of the card.  The designer paper is cut 4 x 12.  You will score at 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.  Fold back from one of the end pieces and then simply zig zag.  Make sure that your papers are staying straight.  Score with your Bone Folder really well.

Softly Stippled DSP  Softly Sophisticated Bundle  Sale-a-Bration 2024  Pleated Card  Paper Snips  Perennial Postage dies  Heartfelt Hexagon  Pictured inside and front cover  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Duo

Here is an open card and one that is almost closed.

Softly Stippled DSP  Softly Sophisticated Bundle  Sale-a-Bration 2024  Pleated Card Inside from Heartfelt Hexagon  Paper Snips  Perennial Postage dies  Heartfelt Hexagon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Duo

For the inside back panel, cut a piece of Basic White using the Perennial Postage dies.  Stamp using the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set in Pebbled Path.   Glue to the back and then add more flowers from the designer paper at the bottom.

To complete the inside, cut 3 of the small squares from white using the Perennial Postage dies.  Cut flowers from the designer paper again.  You might have to alter the flowers a bit by cutting off a leaf here and there or whatever you need.  Each of the flowers are a little different.  Glue to the pleats  at varying heights.  Put glue only on the left side of the panels.

I think that's all I need to say.  Look at Sue's video and you'll get all of the little details.

Thanks for paying me a visit!  I appreciate it.  I do have the new catalogs.  If you don't already have a demonstrator, I'm happy to send them to you.  Thanks also to Sue Campfield who is so generous to share her fun folds with us.

Softly Stippled DSP  Softly Sophisticated Bundle  Sale-a-Bration 2024  Pleated Card  Paper Snips  Perennial Postage dies  Heartfelt Hexagon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Duo

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Softly Stipped DSP #162975, page 8, free with a $50 order during SAB 

Perennial Postage dies #162607, page 25, $33

Stippled Roses dies #162666, page 64, $33



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