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Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper and CASE of Page 40 of Catalog, Part 2

So good to see you today.  This post is kind of a continuation of my last post.  In that post here, I CASEd a card from page 40 of our Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  I used the Unbound Beauty Designer Series Paper.  My post turned into a don't do as I did, do as I say post.  So today I have a different card using the Take to the Sky DSP instead.  It's the same layout and it cases the same card on page 40.  I have taken my own advice and changed the orientation of the cut outs.  Here is the new card.

CASE of catalog page 40  Take to the Sky DSP  Wildflower Designs dies  Magnolia Mood  Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins  Card Front  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is a look at the Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper!  This paper coordinates with the Adventurous Sky Bundle.

TAKE TO THE SKY 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Thc card base is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

To cover the front, I used the Copper Clay plaid patterned paper.  Cut it to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue.  This should cover the entire front.

Use the hexagon smallest die from the Wildflower Designs dies to cut the designer paper with the airplanes.  Please note that this paper is directional when cutting.  Since the die is symetrical you should be able to just turn it around.  Be careful when gluing the pieces though.  Ask me how I know!

CASE of catalog page 40  Take to the Sky DSP  Wildflower Designs dies  Magnolia Mood  Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Looking at the sample on page 40, this is how I chose to start with the cut out placement.  The piece is touching the bottom of the card and is placed in the middle.  From there add more pieces leaving a little space between.  The pieces will hang over the edge.

CASE of catalog page 40  Take to the Sky DSP  Wildflower Designs dies  Magnolia Mood  Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins  Adding cut out  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here I'm ready for the last row at the bottom.  You should be able to use some of the pieces left after trimming the top.

CASE of catalog page 40 Card  Take to the Sky DSP  Wildflower Designs dies  Magnolia Mood  Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins  Adding Cut outs from back  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's how to determine where to cut.

For the saying on the front I stamped in Copper Clay on a piece of the designer paper with the clouds.  Cut out with the same die as all of the others.

The thread on this card is a little of a sneak peek.  The Natural Tones Linen Thread will be in the upcoming Sept-Dec mini.  There are three colors, Copper Clay, Garden Green, and Blueberry Bushel.  I think that's right.  I ran some of the Copper Clay around the card.  Add the saying on dimensionals.  The saying is from the Magnolia Mood stamp set.  Tie a bow and add it with a glue dot.

I did fussy cut a little airplane from a scrap to glue to the label and dress it up a little.

Add some of the Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

CASE of catalog page 40 Card  Take to the Sky DSP  Wildflower Designs dies  Magnolia Mood  Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside I just added some strips of the Take to the Sky paper.  I cut out another little airplane to add.

CASE of catalog page 40 Card  Take to the Sky DSP  Wildflower Designs dies  Magnolia Mood  Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins  Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I do think the write up of this post went a little better than the last.  Here is a picture of the Unbounded Beauty card so you can compare.

Unbounded Love bundle Card  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Wildflower Designs Dies  Petuna Pop  Summer Splash  Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Close Up  CASE catalog page 40

CASE of catalog page 40  Take to the Sky DSP  Wildflower Designs dies  Magnolia Mood  Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks so much!  I'm so glad that you came back.  I would love for you to try this lay out for a card and send me a picture of your ideas!

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Unbounded Love Bundle CASE Card from our Catalog

I'm back today with a another great card for you!  Do you struggle sometimes with the creation of original cards?  I do!  To help with this, I decided to flip through the annual catalog hoping to find inspiration.  This card on page 40 caught my eye.

CASE card page 40

The background became my inspiration.  The shape is cut from the Wildflower Designs dies.  Next, I looked through my stash of patterned papers to see what might work.

UNBOUNDED BEAUTY 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

 

This is the Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper #163372.  I decided that the two Summer Splash papers would be perfect.  Here is the finished card and I'll tell just how I got there!

Unbounded Love bundle Card  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Wildflower Designs Dies  Petuna Pop  Summer Splash  Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  CASE catalog page 40

The card base is Summer Splash card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. 

Cut the more solid Summer Splash paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Use Multipurpose Glue to adhere to the front of the card base.

Find the matching die from Wildflower Designs and cut the detailed piece of Summer Splash.  This particular paper does seem to have an orientation, but then I'm not sure.  Does that make sense?  It actually does go all over the place.  I started the front placement with my pieces horizontal.  I found the center of the front and used that to place the first hexagon.  Add from there leaving just a little space around all the sides.  Your pieces will extend beyond the edges of the card front.  You'll need to turn the card to the back and trim it even with the card stock.  You are seeing my first attempt, but I thought perhaps you could learn from that. 

If you look at my sample, you'll see that the corners ended up have very small pieces of designer paper.  It's for this reason that I suggest you add the pieces from a vertical stand point.  Look at the sample again from the catalog.  I think you'll be happier.  When I make the card again, that's what I'll do.

Unbounded Love bundle Card  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Wildflower Designs Dies  Petuna Pop  Summer Splash  Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Close Up  CASE catalog page 40

Shall we get to the decorations?  First run a piece of Summer Splash Bordered Ribbon around the card.  I started and ended the ribbon under where the saying label will be.  I usually just use regular scotch tape for that.

Stamp the saying from Unbounded Love in Petunia Pop on Basic White.  Cut out with the die Unbounded Love.

Cut the tiny flower sprigs.  You get a tall and a short sprig.  The neat thing is that you have two sets of these dies, BUT they cut so that the flowers bend to the opposite direction!  Cut two sets from Petunia Pop and two from Summer Splash.  Add these to the back of the saying.  There will be extras.  To add, put adhesive to the back of the saying.  Place the sprigs where you like.  Add mini dimensionals. 

Add the saying.  I know we don't usually add directly to ribbon.  Let me explain, to save ribbon I cut it short.  Who will know that there is no ribbon right under there?  Tie a bow with the same ribbon and add to the card with a glue dot.

Unbounded Love bundle Card  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Wildflower Designs Dies  Petuna Pop  Summer Splash  Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Insides  CASE catalog page 40

Here's the inside of the card.  I decorated along the bottom with left over pieces and add a few sprigs in Petunia Pop.  The saying is from Unbounded Love.

Unbounded Love bundle Card  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Wildflower Designs Dies  Petuna Pop  Summer Splash  Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Card Standing  CASE catalog page 40

OK, so I'll admit that this post is a little weird.  The card is beautiful if I do say so myself.  I'm just trying to make it easier for you to make.  So just hold on.  My next post will be this card with the vertical orientation of the cut outs.

Unbounded Love bundle Card  Unbounded Beauty DSP  Wildflower Designs Dies  Petuna Pop  Summer Splash  Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Pictured with Unbounded Love dies  CASE catalog page 40

Thanks to you.  There's more on this to come!

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Back Fold Fun Fold with Simply Zinnia

The Back Fold Fun Fold is one of my favorites.  It must be because this is the third one I've shared lately.  It packs a little of the wow without being hard to make.  

Simply Zinnia bundle  Zinnia EF  Spotlight on Nature dies  heat embossing  Black and Vanilla Check Ribbon  Back Fold Fun Fold Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Thick Very Vanilla 5 1/2 x 7 1/2.  Score at 1 and 4 1/4.  Fold the card at 4 1/4.  The 1 inch space is folded to the back of the card.  The short side is the front.  Now I will tell you that Stampin' Up! is no longer selling Thick Very Vanilla except in 12 x 12.  I just had some left over.  Very Vanilla will work!

Stamp in Memento Black using the single stamp from the Simply Zinnia stamp set on the front.  Open the card to stamp.  As you get close to the score line, fold the card to finish stamping.  Try to vary where you stamp so that the flowers don't line up.

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla that is 7/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this throught the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue this to the small strip that will fold back.

 

Simply Zinnia bundle  Zinnia EF  Spotlight on Nature dies  heat embossing  Black and Vanilla Check Ribbon  Back Fold Fun Fold Card. Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the Spotlight on Nature dies to cut a Basic Black circle.  Cut a smaller circle from Very Vanilla.  Stamp the trio of zinnias on the vanilla in Memento ink.

Color the image with Watercolor Pencils.  Color the stems with Granny Apple Green and add a few areas of Garden Green.  Use a Blender Pens to smooth out the colors.  For the flowers color with the Gorgeous Grape and highlight with Night of Navy.  Again use the blender pen.  The center is Crushed Curry.  All of these colors are from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.

Glue the two circles together.  Then glue the large circle to the folded back panel only.  It won't be folded back when you glue it.  Work with your glue sparingly.

Simply Zinnia bundle  Zinnia EF  Spotlight on Nature dies  heat embossing  Black and Vanilla Check Ribbon  Back Fold Fun Fold Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The saying on the inside is from the Simply Zinna set.

Simply Zinnia bundle  Zinnia EF  Spotlight on Nature dies  heat embossing  Black and Vanilla Check Ribbon  Back Fold Fun Fold Card  Full Card with hand  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The saying on the front is from the Layers of Beauty stamp set.  Ink the stamp with a Versa Mark pad.  Stamp on Basic Black.  Use an embossing buddy on the black before stamping.  Add white embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.  Trim on each side of the stamping to make a banner.  The left is straight and the right is cut.  This is a simple cut to make.  First cut the center straight in.  Then trim to the end of the cut from each corner.  Glue the banner.  It extends beyond the front of the card so be careful when adding the glue.  Don't glue the card shut!

Add a bow of Black & Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon to the left of the banner.

Embellish with the Purple Fine Shimmer Gems.

Simply Zinnia bundle Card  Zinnia EF  Spotlight on Nature dies  heat embossing  Black and Vanilla Check Ribbon  Back Fold Fun Fold Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thank you so much for your time.  I know time is precious.  If you would like to see the other two cards I've shared with this fold, go here and here.

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Changing Leaves with Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper Technique

I hope that you are having a great day!  I'm so glad you have stopped in with me.  May you be inspired with the watercolor technique I'm sharing with you!  I'm using the Changing Leaves stamp set from our Online Exclusives.

Changing Leaves Watercolor Card Front  Black and Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon  Linen Thread  Heat Embossing  Watercolor Painters  Layers of Beauty bundle  Embossing Additions Tool Kit  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The key to making this card is to stamp one leaf at a time and color that one.  I tried not to overlap very much.  Start with the largest stamp.

The Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper comes 10 to a pack and they measure 7 x 10.  For this card I cut the paper in half so that it is 3 1/2 x 5.  After we stamp we will cut that down for the card.

I started with the multi leaf stamp toward the center of the card.  Stamp this in Mossy Meadow ink.  Immediately use one of the Water Painters to spread water over the insides of the leaves.  The Water Painters come in three sizes.  Choose the one you like best for this application.  Painting with water will spread the color over the leaves.  Add another stamp with the same leaves somewhere where it will not overlap with the first and repeat the process.  Note:  having the leaves go off of the paper is a good thing.  It helps it look more realistic.

Changing Leaves Watercolor Card Front  Black and Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon  Linen Thread  Heat Embossing  Watercolor Painters  Layers of Beauty bundle  Embossing Additions Tool Kit  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Next I used the single leaf in two opposite corners. Stamp this one in Old Olive.  Do one leaf at a time.  You do want to make sure you color quickly after stamping so the ink will move with the water.  I was able to stamp so these leaves did not overlap.

The last leaf cluster was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.  The one at the top does overlap, but the other leaves were dry.  I did paint over these with water.  It's hard to see the spread of the ink, but it did a little.

Cut the paper after it has dried to 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Look at the design you have to determine how you might want to cut it.  

Mount this on a piece of Basic Black card stock.  It will measure 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

Before gluing this panel, wrap some of the Black & Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon around and tie a bow in the front.

We will emboss the saying from Layers of Beauty on a scrap of Basic Black.  Rub the card stock with an embossing buddy and then stamp with Versa Mark ink.  Use the Basics Wow! Embossing Powders.  This grouping has white, black, and clear powders.  We'll use white.  Melt the powder with a Heat Tool.  Cut out using the Layers of Beauy dies.

Add Linen Thread through the hole in the tag and then around the bow.  Place a dimensional under the tag.

The card base is Old Olive cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold at 4 1/4.

 

Changing Leaves Watercolor Card  Black and Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon  Linen Thread  Heat Embossing  Watercolor Painters  Layers of Beauty bundle  Embossing Additions Tool Kit  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card, the saying is from the Layers of Beauty stamp set.  The leaf was stamped on watercolor paper and colored just like on the front.  Cut it out with the die.  This technique will not work on regular card stock.  For the inside, I used Basic Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4.

Changing Leaves Watercolor Card  Black and Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon  Linen Thread  Heat Embossing  Watercolor Painters  Layers of Beauty bundle  Embossing Additions Tool Kit  Card with Ink Pads  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Colors used for this card are Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and Lemon Lime Twist.

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Changing Leaves Watercolor Card Front  Black and Very Vanilla Large Check Ribbon  Linen Thread  Heat Embossing  Watercolor Painters  Layers of Beauty bundle  Embossing Additions Tool Kit  Card with Stamp Set  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks so much!  Please let me know if you have questions about this technique.  Send pics if you try it!!!!

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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!

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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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