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Christmas Season for Fall

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #686.  This week we are using Evening Evergreen, Pumpkin Pie, and Bumblebee.

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Of course these colors are great for fall.  What better set to use than a Christmas one!  I used Christmas Season and the Seasonal Labels dies.  You can get them both together as a bundle with a 10% savings.

CCMC #686 Christmas Season for Fall  Christmas Season Bundle  Christmas Season  Seasonal Labels  Tidings of Christmas DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of the card is Evening Evergreen 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Basic White, 3 3/4 x 5.  I cut a 1 1/4 inch piece of Evening Evergreen from the Christmas Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Glue this to the white layer at a diagonal.  Trim away any excess.  Now run this layer through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

The saying on the front of the card is from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set.  Stamp in Evergreen on Basic White.  Use the Tasteful Labels dies to cut this out.  It goes in the center of the card with dimensionals.  Run a length of the Linen Thread around the label.  Add a bow with a glue dot.

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Stamp and cut out several of the images from Christmas Season.  I cut about 4 of 3 different fronds.  For the one with the berries, I stamped off for the stem.  Use Bumblebee for that one.  I also made stems in Evening Evergreen and Pumpkin Pie.  Arrange around the sentiment label.  Add with a glue dot down near the bottom.  Add a dimensional near the top.

Embellish the card with Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

CCMC #686 Christmas Season for Fall  Inside of Card  Christmas Season Bundle  Christmas Season stamp set  Seasonal Labels dies  Tasteful Textile EF  Tidings of Christmas DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from Quiet Meadow.

CCMC #686 Christmas Season for Fall  Christmas Season Bundle  Christmas Season set  Seasonal Labels dies  Tasteful Textile EF  Tidings of Christmas DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Did you like have Christmas Season make a fall card?  It's not an original idea, but it's a good one.

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CCMC #686 Christmas Season for Fall  Christmas Season Bundle  Christmas Season stamp set  Seasonal Labels dies  Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots  Tasteful Textile EF  Tidings of Christmas DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Feels Like Home and Pattern Party DSP

The end of September will be here before we know it and with it goes Stampin' Up!'s second Sale-a-Bration of the year!  There are so many great offerings that you can earn for free during this time.   To see the Sale-a-Bration Brochure click here.  My card for today is the set Feels Like Home.  This is my first time inking up this set.  I love it!

Feels Like Home and Pattern Party Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Host choice from the back of the annual catalog.  I do have a thing for black and white.

My base is Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Cut the gingham patterned paper to fit the card base at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Stamp the large scene stamp on a piece of the black with white dots paper from Pattern Party in Versamark.  Be sure to use an Embossing Buddy or old dryer sheet on the paper first.  Use the white embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powders to emboss.  Cut this out using the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies.  Add this panel to the center of the card on dimensionals.

Feels Like Home Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the sentiment, stamp on a piece of Basic White in Versamark and emboss with black embossing powder, also in the Basics pack.  Cut this out with the smallest die in Scalloped Contours.  I actually cut the die again to make the tag fit my saying a little better.

Feels Like Home Tag Collage by Jo Anne Hewins

This is really easy to do!  Add a bow to the tag using the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.  For this card I pulled the ribbon through the holes at the end and then tied the bow.  Since this doesn't really show, I recommend that you make the bow and just add it with glue dots.  That's much easier and looks the same!

Finish off the card with some of the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.  It's the perfect touch!

Feels Like Home Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I did emboss the saying and the pot of flowers on the inside of the card.  All are from the Feels Like Home stamp set.

Feels Like Home and Pattern Party DSP Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for joining me.  I love sharing with you.  If you need any supplies, my list is below and I would so appreciate your business.

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Feels Like Home Project by Jo Anne Hewins

 

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Nature's Harvest and a CASE of the Mini Catalog page 54

Whenever I get one of those wonderful UPS boxes full of new stamp sets, dies, and embellishments, I go into full on shock.  I don't know how to describe the feeling, but I can't make anything.  I think it's too much stimulus.  One of the best ways for me to get out of that is to used my catalogs.  They are so full of beautiful samples.  With an idea already there, I find I can get the mojo going even if I do change a few things.  Today's card was inspired by page 54 of the August-December Mini Catalog.  Here is my card.

Nature's Harvest Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Bumblebee cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

Use the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper to cut strips for the card front.  You'll need 5 patterns cut to 1 x 5.  Glue these to the card front.  Mine are leaning here and there for a little interest.

You'll need a piece of Basic White that measures 2 3/4 x 3 1/4.  Stamp the flowers from Nature's Harvest in Crumb Cake ink.  The saying, from the same set, is stamped in Misty Moonlight.  Add this panel a little askew with dimensionals.  Add about 4 inches of the Diamond Weave Ribbon along the lower edge of this panel.

Nature's Harvest by Jo Anne Hewins

I don't usually use retired items on my blog post, but the embellishments here are retired.  They were laying on my table and the blue looked so pretty.  Please forgive me.  I would say that the embellishments on page 55, the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots would look great on this card!

Nature's Harvest Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside I stamped the largest flower image in Crumb Cake.

Nature's Harvest Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for joining me today.  This card is pretty simple.  I hope you try it.

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One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop Turning a New Leaf

Hello!  Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop.  This month our theme is Turning a New Leaf.  Of course our projects have something to do with leaves.  I pulled out my Love of Leaves stamp set and the Stitched Leaves dies.

May be an image of flower and text that says 'OSAT ONE STAMP AT A TIME BLOG HOP'

Stampin' Up! has some great products for those of us who love leaves.  I do.  Here is my card.

OSAT for August Love of Leaves Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I love all of the texture on this card!  Here's are the details.

The card base is Evening Evergreen measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

Using the Stitched Leaves dies cut leaves from Evening Evergreen.  Before cutting add some of the Adhesive Sheets to the back of the card stock.  This turns the leaves into stickers and makes everything so easy.  I also cut a lot of the leaves at once.  Add the leaves to the card front.  Add to the left and to the right.  The panel down the center will cover some of the surface.  It looks more realistic to have some of the leaves go over the edge.  Just turn the card over and trim the excess.

The panel for the front is cut to 2 x 5 1/2 from Soft Succulent card stock.  Run this panel through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Stitched Greenery die.  I love the pattern of the leaves with this die.  I had some of the Foam Adhesive Sheets on my craft table.  I cut strips and added them across the panel in about 5 places.

Cut some Foil Sheets into 2 strips that are 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Add them to each side of the Succulent panel.

OSAT for August Love of Leaves Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for this card is from the Love of Leaves stamp set.  Stamp on Basic White with Versamark.  Use the Embossing Buddy before stamping.  Use the gold emboss powder from the Basics Embossing Powders pack.  Use the Heat Tool to melt.  Cut this out with the Seasonal Labels dies leaving the writing toward the bottom of the die cut.

Cut a Gold Foil leaf with Adhesive Sheet backing and add to the card.  Tie gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim Combo and add with a glue dot.

OSAT for August Love of Leaves Project by Jo Anne Hewins

For my 3D project I used the Simply Classic Treat Boxes. 

OSAT for August Siply Classic Treat Box by Jo Anne Hewins

The elegant gold lid of the box was such a perfect match!  Cut 6 of the smallest leaves, with Adhesive Sheets backing, and add to the box.  The adhesive helps to let the leaves go over to another facet of the lid.  I did bend and burnish with a Bone Folder.

The tag has a saying from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.  It's embossed in gold.  Cut the tag with the Hydrangea dies.  tie this onto the little ribbon on the top of the lid.  Add a glue dot under the tag to hold in place.

OSAT for August Treat Box Open with Candy by Jo Anne Hewins

The box will hold 8 of the Hershey's Miniatures.

OSAT for August Love of Leaves Card and 3D Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the card and box together.  I think they make a special little gift for a special friend.

Being a lover of leaves I can't wait to take the hop myself and see all of the inspiration this group has to offer.  Here is the list.

Thanks for joining me today.

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156795 Arctic Bears Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156819 Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle $50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD 1
156801 Christmas Season Bundle $54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD 1
156806 Christmas To Remember Bundle $60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD 1
156807 Frosted Gingerbread Bundle $48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD 1
158609 Gorgeous Leaves Bundle $44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD 1
156813 Nature’s Harvest Bundle $53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle $54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156391 Peaceful Deer Bundle $36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD 1
156789 Penguin Place Bundle $31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD 1
156798 Sweet Little Stockings Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156810 Whimsical Trees Bundle $51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD 1

OSAT for August Love of Leaves Card and Treat Box by Jo Anne Hewins

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Shaded Summer, the Summer Shadows Dies, and Textures and Frames

Happy beginning to the August-December Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration!!!  Today is the day you've been waiting for!  Before I share my project for today, I wanted to tell you that during this Sale-a-Bration, there will be a little change for check out from our online store.

To enhance the shopping experience, we’ve made improvements to the online store—specifically the process of selecting Sale-A-Bration items while shopping. This time—from 3 August to 30 September—the earned Sale-A-Bration items will instead be selected during the checkout process.

Once a customer has finished shopping and reviewed their cart, they will be alerted about their Sale-A-Bration earnings. When they proceed to checkout, they will then select their Sale-A-Bration items. They will not be able to continue the checkout process until they have either selected their free products, or acknowledged the option to proceed to checkout without free products.

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Today I have used two Sale-a-Bration products, the Summer Shadows dies ($100 purchase) and the Textures and Frames stamp set.($50 purchase).  I've also used the Shaded Summer stamp set from page 75.  Here is my card.

Textures and Frames by Jo Anne Hewins

I have to admit that the Textures and Frames stamp set has been a bit of a challenge.  Then I noticed the sample on page 12 of the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  I liked the lineup of colors and decided to use that inspiration.  

The base of the card is Bermuda Bay measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  There are a lot of layers for this card.  Pale Papaya is 4 x 5 1/4, Coastal Cabana is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, and Basic White is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  

Stamp the white layer with the Textures and Frames stamp set using Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Pale Papaya pads.  Be sure to clean the stamp each time.

Next stamp the largest flower stem from the Shaded Summer stamp set in Memento Black.  I recommend using the Stamparatus.  This way you can get a good dark image by stamping more than once if needed.  Stamp more to the left of the card.  At the same time you can stamp the saying if you put it on the Stamparatus as well.

Run a length of the Pale Papaya Ribbon across the white layer and tape to the back.  Make a bow to add later.

Adhere all of the layers.

Textures and Frames Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Using the Summer Shadows dies, cut one of the more solid flowers and 2 or the detailed flowers.  Crunch all of the layers into a little ball and then pull back out.  Punch a Pale Papaya circle using a regular hole punch and add it to the center of the more solid flower.  Without worrying about matching up the layers, adhere them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Add to the card with several glue dots.  

Add the bow with glue dots.

Textures and Frames Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of my card.  Stamp the 4 x 5 1/4 insert with the same colors as on the front.  Add the saying from Shaded Summer.

Textures and Frames with Ink Pads by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for joining me today.  I love sharing with you.

As a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials!  Please use the Host Code VZZ6MJA9 if your order is under $150.

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During Sale-a-Bration join my Luv 2 Create team!  I would love to have you!  We have a deal for you!  Join the team, get $125 of product for $99.  Free shipping.  You also get to choose a free bundle.  Choose from this list.  Let me know if you need more details!

156795 Arctic Bears Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156819 Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle $50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD 1
156801 Christmas Season Bundle $54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD 1
156806 Christmas To Remember Bundle $60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD 1
156807 Frosted Gingerbread Bundle $48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD 1
158609 Gorgeous Leaves Bundle $44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD 1
156813 Nature’s Harvest Bundle $53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle $54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156391 Peaceful Deer Bundle $36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD 1
156789 Penguin Place Bundle $31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD 1
156798 Sweet Little Stockings Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156810 Whimsical Trees Bundle $51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD 1