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Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle - It's Addicting!

I can't seem to stop using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle.  You might wonder how many sunflower cards you can make, but it's not just sunflowers.  I'll link to some of my other sunflower posts a little later.  First here is my card for today.

Celebrate Sunflowers NC Swap Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card has a base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score, and fold at 4 1/4.  Run the front of the card through your die cutting machine with the new Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

Using the Stitched Nested labels, cut a label from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and glue toward the left of the card.

Stamp the large sunflower on Whisper White in Gray Granite ink.  Color the center of the flower with a Dark Mango Melody Blend.  Highlight parts of the flower with a Light Gray Granite Blend.  Cut out using the Sunflowers dies.  This die might be a little hard to place easily.  I've found that if I look for the petals that lean to the right, I can match that.  It's right at the area that has the petals leaning near the center of the flower.  I actually added a little dot with my Sharpie there on the die.  Add to the card on dimensionals.

Celebrate Sunflowers NC Swap Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp 3 leaves in Gray Granite and color with a Light Old Olive Blend.  Cut with the dies.  Cut 2 of the detailed leaves from Old Olive card stock.  Add the leaves just under the sunflower with glue dots.

The saying is from the Lovely You stamp set.  Stamp in Old Olive on white and fussy cut.  The ribbon is from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.  Fussy cut with snips.  To attach, run a line of Stampin' Seal about 1 1/2 inches long.  Zigzag the ribbon over the seal.  Add the saying with dimensionals.

Complete the front on the card by adding some of the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.  Let me say here that there has been an issue with these dots coming apart.  I made this card as a swap and although the dots were intact when sent, they had come apart in shipping.  I did fine that you can add a tiny dot of glue and glue the dome back on.  Stampin' Up! is aware and are working on this.  If you have defective dots, call Stampin' Up! or contact your demonstrator.

Celebrate Sunflowers NC Swap Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside add a sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Old Olive ink.  Stamp the small sunflower on white scrap and color with the Dark Mango Melody blend and the Light Old Olive Blend.  Cut out with the Sunflower dies and add to the inside of the card.  I did this as a cut out because the blends would bleed to the back of the card.

Here is a video showing how to make this project.  I hope it helps!

 

Celebrate Sunflowers NC Swap Project by Jo Anne Hewins

As I said, I want to include some links for other creations using this bundle.  Go here, and here, and here.  Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!

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Celebrate Sunflowers NC Swap by Jo Anne Hewins

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Forever Flourishing Dies Make a Great Background

As part of the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge I'll be featuring the Forever Flourishing dies.  We have a color challenge using Purple Posy, Night of Navy, and Coastal Cabana.

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The Forever Flourishing dies are so pretty and intricate.  There are beautiful leaf fronds.  Just look at this background made using the cut outs from these dies.

CCMC #615 Forever Fern Dies by Jo Anne Hewins

The base for this card is Night of Navy that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Coastal Cabana cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Cut 2 of each color frond.  I used a different frond for each color of Purple Posy, Night of Navy, and Coastal Cabana.  Place the cut outs on the white layer until you have them just where you want them.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere each one.  Just squirt some of the glue on a Silicone Craft Sheet.  Use a sponge to add glue to the back of each cut out.  Be careful not to move the cut out while gluing so you don't get glue on the front.

Adhere the white layer to the Coastal Cabana one.

Color a 5 1/2 inch length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with a Dark Night of Navy Blend.  Add across the card just a little below center and tape to the back.

CCMC #615 Forever Flourishing Dies Close Up By Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Forever Fern stamp set.  Stamp in Night of Navy on Whisper White.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes dies.  Add to the card with dimensionals.  Color Basic Rhinestones with the Dark Night of Navy Blend, let dry, and add to the label.

Color more of the seam binding and tie a bow.  Add to the card with a glue dot.

For the inside of the card, the saying is from the Forever Fern set stamped in Night of Navy.  Add a few more fronds.

CCMC #615 Forever Flourishing Dies Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The Forever Fern stamp set and the Forever Flourishing dies can be purchased as a bundle for a savings of 10%.  I believe that this bundle will be one of the most popular from the catalog.  The stamps, not featured here, are a distinktive set meaning that it has a lot of detail without much effort.  It really is a must have bundle.  The order number is 154094 and can be found on page 174.  I highly recommend it.

CCMC#615 Fprever Flourishing Dies by Jo Anne Hewins

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CCMC #615 Forever Fern Dies by Jo Anne Hewins

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Under My Umbrella A Tutorial Medley Card by Melissa Davies

I'll be sharing another tutorial with you today.  This card features the Under My Umbrella bundle and was designed by Melissa Davies.

Under My Umbrella by Melissa Davies

Isn't it the cutest!  Here are the directions.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Under My Umbrella (151518), Welcome Easter (151559)

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), Basic Black (121045)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (132708), Pool Party (147107), Whisper White (147277)

Tools & Accessories: Umbrella Builder Punch (151293), Basic Rhinestones (144220), Stitched So Sweetly dies (151690), Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (144603), Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends (144509), Pool Party Stampin’ Blends (144605), Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (144597), Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends (144045)

Designer Paper: Pleased as Punch (153558)

Measurements:

Card Base: 5 ½” x 8 ½”

Cardstock #2: 4” x 5 ¼”

Instructions:

Cut the Whisper White card base to 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Fold in half.

Cut the scallop rectangle frame from Calypso Coral cardstock using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Place the frame onto the center of the card base.

Stamp the sentiment in the center of the rectangle using Tuxedo Black ink.

Stamp the raindrops using Pool Party ink.

Adhere the frame to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the large umbrella image onto the Pleased as Punch floral designer paper. Punch.

Stamp the umbrella handle onto the Old Olive Pleased as Punch designer paper using Tuxedo Black ink. Punch

Punch an umbrella handle from Basic Black cardstock. Snip off the bottom approximately ½” and adhere to the bottom of the stamped handle.

Stamp the small umbrella image onto the Pleased as Punched Old Olive designer paper. Punch.

Stamp the umbrella handle onto Basic Black cardstock using Whisper White ink. Punch.

On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the rain boots, chick and flowers using Tuxedo Black ink.

Color the rainboots using Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. Cut.

Color the Chick using Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. Cut.

Color the flowers using Petal Pink, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Cut.

Adhere the flowers to the upper right corner of the frame.

Adhere the Basic Black umbrella handle to the small Old Olive umbrella.

Adhere the umbrella to the lower left corner of the frame.

Adhere the rain boots to the top of the small umbrella using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the Old Olive handle to the backside of the Chick.

Adhere the Chick to the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the large umbrella to the top of the Chick using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere a rhinestone to the center of each flower.

Adhere a rhinestone to the small umbrella.

So for a printable version click Download Under My Umbrella Tutorial Medley by Melissa Davies.

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One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for March Chick Ewe Out

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for March.  Our theme of Chick Ewe Out means we are all about animals.

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You may not think about bugs as being animals, but they certainly are not plants.  I bought the Wiggle Worm bundle to use for another hop.  I thought I would use it for this one as well.  It's just so cute!

OSAT March Chick Ewe Out Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I have to say that the praying mantis is my favorite bug in the set.

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

I'm using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper for this card.  It's only available until the end of March and it is so springy.  We need that now!  Cut the green sheet to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  This will cover the entire front of the card.  Stamp the V shapes randomly over the front of the sheet.  Stamp in Granny Apple Green.  

Add two strips of the stripes paper from the same pack.  They are 1/2 by 4 1/4.  Place them about 1/3 and 2/3 down the paper.

Glue the paper to the card front.  The Multipurpose Liquid Glue allows a little movement briefly so that you can place this paper just right.

Cut a scallop rectangle from the raindrop paper using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Use the second largest one.  This layer will be added with dimensionals when ready.  Cut grass from the green designer paper using the Wiggly Bugs dies and add this to the bottom of the layer.  Glue along the bottom so you can slip that bug in there.

Stamp the praying mantis in Mossy Green ink.  Stamp the outline.  Then there is a stamp to add its details.  You do need to line this up carefully.  Being photopolymer helps!  Color in the bug with a Dark Granny Apple Green blend.  Cut out with the Wiggly Bugs dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Stamp the tiny bug and its details, cut out, and glue to the upper right corner of the panel.

Use the Umbrella Builder Punch to punch out the umbrella and handle from the Pleased As Punch DSP.  Glue down the handle and add the umbrella top with dimensionals.  Tie a bow with the Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine and add with a rolled up glue dot.

OSAT March Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  Stamp in Balmy Blue and cut apart.  Add to the card.  I used glue dots for this.  

I decided that my 3D object this time would be a book mark.  I still read real books.  I'm sure many of you do too.  I hope I'm not the only dinosaur around.

OSAT March Bookmark by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a piece of Thick Whisper White that is 2 x 6.  Glue the same size of green Pleased As Punch paper to it.  Stamp randomly with the V stamp in Granny Apple Green.  Add a 1/2 x 6 strip of striped paper down the side.  Punch the top with the Delightful Tag Topper punch.

The thread topper was made using the Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine.  I wound the thread around a stamp pad about 15 times.  Slide off carefully.  Pull all of the thread through the hole in the tag top and fold in half.  Now wrap the twine around near the fold about 10 times and tie off.  Trim the other end evenly.

Stamp a praying mantis just as for the card and glue to the card.  Cut some grass as for the card and glue to the bottom of the book mark and trim to fit.

The saying is from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set.  It's a Sale-a-Bration item!  Stamp in Granny Apple Green and cut the saying apart.  Glue to the book mark.

OSAT March Bookmark close up by Jo Anne Hewins

And here is this set together.

OSAT March Animal Card and Bookmark by Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I do hope that you will take the entire hop.  This is one talented group!

OSAT March Card and Book Mark by Jo Anne Hewins

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Forever Blooms A Tutorial Medley Card by Me

Hello Friday!  Today I have a card I prepared for the Tutorial Medley Facebook group.  Several demonstrators have come together.  We donate a card and tutorial each month.  Usage of these are available to each person in the group. as they wish.  My card for this month uses the Forever Blooms stamp set and a few other supplies.

Forever Blossoms Tutorial Medley Card

I love how the Forever Blooms bundle works so well with the Parisian Beauty bundle.  Here is the tutorial.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Forever Blossoms #151457 bundle #153781, Parisian Beauty #151466 bundle #153778

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White #140272, Petal Pink #146985, Whisper White #100730, Basic Gray #121044

Ink: Basic Gray #149165, Light Petal Pink Blend #146866, Dark Petal Pink Blend #146871, Petal Pink Combo #147272, Pool Party #147107

Tools & Accessories: Classic Label Punch #141491, Cherry Blossoms Dies #151456, Parisian Dies #151463, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding #151326, Champagne Rhinestones Basic Jewels #151193, Stitched So Sweetly dies #151690

Designer Paper: Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper #151192

Misc: Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Stampin’ Mini Glue Dots #103683, Bone Folder #102300

Measurements:

Card Base: Thick Whisper White 4 ½ x 11, score at 5 ½.

Cardstock #2: Petal Pink 3 ¼ x 4 ½

Cardstock #3: Basic Gray 3 x 5 ¼

Designer Paper: Parisian Blossoms Specialty 4 ¼ x 5 ½

Instructions:

Score 4 ¼ X 11 Thick Whisper White card stock at 5 ½ and fold. Burnish with Bone Folder.

Add Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper to card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This paper will cover entire front of the card. The glue allows just a little movement of the paper to get it straight.

Stamp card front (designer series paper) with the large flower stem from Forever Blossoms in Basic Gray. Stamp in the upper right and in the lower left corners.

Stamp over the Petal Pink card stock with the words from the Parisian Beauty stamp set. Start at the top and repeat all the way down. Stamp the flower stem along the right side and a small bit coming in from the upper left. Again, stamp in Basic Gray. Cut this out with the Stitched So Sweetly largest die. Add this panel to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Cut out the Eiffel Tower from Basic Gray card stock using the Parisian Dies. Add to the Petal Pink panel with glue dots. Roll to a smaller size if needed. The tower will extend over the edges.

Stamp the word friend from Forever Blossoms in Pool Party ink on a scrap of Whisper White. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Punch with the word toward the left. Trim a little from the right.

Add a 4” length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding, folded over, with a glue dot.

Stamp the single flower from Forever Blossoms in Basic Gray on a scrap of Whisper White. Color with the Light and Dark Petal Pink Blends and cut out with the Cherry Blossom Dies. Add to the card with a dimensional. Add a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center.

Here are a few additional pictures.

Forever Blossoms Tutorial Medley Close Up

Forever Blossoms Tutorial Medley Inside

Forever Blossoms Tutorial Medley Project

If you would like a copy of this tutorial click  Download Forever Blossoms Tutorial Medley

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