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Hello, Forever Fern

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Hello!  Today I have a different card for me.  Tell me what you think.  

Forever Greenery Project by Jo Anne Hewins

This card uses the Forever Fern bundle and the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.

Start with a base of Thick Basic White that is 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 and fold.  

Cut the Forever Greenery DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue to the front of the card.  This layer does cover the entire card.  Stamp the word hello on Basic White.  Stamp in Shaded Spruce.  Stamp a lot and cut each with the Stitched Nested Labels.  Cut with the second smallest die.

Arrange these over the front of the card.  Let some of them hang off the front.  Change the orientation of the word.  Add each word with dimensionals.  Cut off any extra even with the card front.

Cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes dies, 2nd largest, from Garden Green.  Glue to the bottom right of the card.  It will cover some the the hellos.   

Forever Greenery Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the saying from Forever Fern on Basic White in Shaded Spruce.  Cut out with the Stitched Shapes.  Add this to the bottom of the green oval.

Stamp two of the stems.  One is in Pear Pizzazz and the other is in Shaded Spruce.  Cut out with the Forever Flourishing dies.  Glue to the card.  Add a bow of Linen Thread with a glue dot.

Forever Greenery by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, stamp the stems in the same colors as the front and the saying in Shaded Spruce.  The saying is from the Forever Fern stamp set.

Forever Greenery Sentiment by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Do you need one of the new catalogs?  If you do not have another demonstrator I'm happy to send you one.

April offer by Jo Anne Hewins

For orders over $50, I will send out a packet of designer series paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  There are at least 25 sheets from the current annual catalog or the retired holiday catalog.  Must use Host Code JMN7RAWU.  I will mail after notification from Stampin' Up!  This is good for the month of April, 2021.

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One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for April Say What?

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for April!  This month we are all about the sentiment.  

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

I often get all caught up in the decor of a card.  The sentiment might be of less interest.  Let's face it, though, the sentiment is the meat of the card.  It's the why!

I just got some of the new products in my Stampin' Up! preorder and I just had to try out a few things.  If you are not a demonstrator, you can't get these yet unless you decide to join in the fun.  I know this is a teaser, but I can't help it.  All is available on May 4th.  With that said, here is my card.

OSAT Flowers of Friendship Card by Jo Anne Hewins

You might recognize some, or all, of our new In Colors.  They are gorgeous!

My card base is Soft Succulent cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp over the front of the card in the same color ink with the largest flower from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set.  When stamping concentrate on the edges of the card front.  If the stems appear a little wonky in the center, don't worry.  The panel will cover that.

For the panel, start by stamping the sentiment in Soft Succulent in the center of your Basic White card stock.  Now cut out with another of our new products called the Scalloped Contours dies.  I used the third one in from the outside.  It has scallops around the outside and beautiful stitching on the inside.  Add using the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  It's so easy and supports the entire panel.

To make our flowers, we'll be using the Flowers and Leaves Punch.  It coordinates with the Flowers of Friendship stamp set to make the Flowers of Friendship bundle.  For the flowers we will use 3 other new In Colors, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, and Polished Pink.  Cut a strip of each color about 1 3/4 inches side.  Stamp each flower in the same color ink.  For the larger flower, stamp with the petals in the shape of a +.  For the smaller flowers, stamp with the petals in an X.  This will help when punching.  Pleasantly I found that the punch will work no matter which petal you have at the top.  Punch multiples of each.  I used them for the front of my card, inside the card, and on my 3D item front and back.  Color in the centers of the flowers with the coordinating Dark Blend.

OSAT Flowers of Friendship Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Place the flowers around the sentiment.  Glue these down.  I did add a few flowers sticking out from behind the panel of the card.  Sometimes I had to trim them to get them to fit.

Stamp the large and small leaves on the new Evening Evergreen in the same color.  Pay attention to how these leaves will need to face in order to punch them out.  I used thin strips of the card stock to feed through the punch.  Fit the leaves wherever you feel they belong.  When done add some dimensionals under part of flowers or leaves that extend beyond the white panel.

OSAT Flowers of Friendship Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  It's all the new In Colors and the Flowers of Friendship bundle.

OSAT Flowers of Friendship Bag by Jo Anne Hewins

For my 3D item, I used the All Dressed Up dies.  Cut 2 of the pocketbook dies in Soft Succulent.  On the large space for each side, stamp the large flower stem in Soft Succulent.

For the flowers on this project, use a Bone Folder to curl the petals.  Add each flower with glue dots.  I started with glue, but that got a little messy.  Add leaves around the flowers.  I decorated the front and the back of the purse the same.  For the front make a tag.  Stamp the sentiment from the Flowers of Friendship on Basic White.  Cut out with the smallest rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies.  Attach to the purse with glue dots.  Finish up with a bow using the Fresh Freesia In Color Ribbon.  Add with a glue dot.

I have a stash of shred in my cabinets.  They are mostly from the Dollar Tree, but some is from sales I find.  I had this color that matches the Fresh Freesia color pretty well.  My purse is empty, but just think of the things you could place inside.  Possibilities!

OSAT Flowers of Friendship Bag Side View by Jo Anne Hewins

At first I didn't think the In Colors would go well together.  Well, they do!  My projects make me think of spring!

OSAT Flowers of Friendship Bag and Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I hope you enjoyed this project and peek into our wonderful world of color coming soon!  I think you'll love the Flowers of Friendship bundle, too.  The Scalloped Contours dies are also part of a bundle.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me earn your business!

April offer by Jo Anne Hewins

For orders over $50, I will send out a packet of designer series paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  There are at least 25 sheets from the current annual catalog or the retired holiday catalog.  Must use Host Code JMN7RAWU.  I will mail after notification from Stampin' Up!  This is good for the month of April, 2021.

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OSAT Flowers of Friendship Duo by Jo Anne Hewins

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Ice Cream Corner DSP and In Bloom Bundle

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 658.  Today we are using Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, and Bermuda Bay.

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Whenever I have a challenge it seems like the In Bloom bundle is the answer.  Of course, I can't use it for every card, or could I?  Well I guess that could become boring for you and eventually for me as well.  I have my demo order for the new catalog and lots of new stuff to use!  So, here is my card for today.

CCMC #658 Pierced Blooms by Jo Anne Hewins

My card starts with a base of Thick Basic White that is 4 1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5 1/2.  Cut the Blackberry Bliss diagonal paper from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  This would be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to cover the entire front of the card.  Use our Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  It will give you just a few seconds to make sure you have it placed just right.

Stamp the saying from the Prized Peony stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on Basic White.  Cut this out with the saying in the center using the 2nd largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Run some of the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon around the card.  I find that a glue dot under the first tie will hold the ribbon in place while you finish the bow.

CCMC #658 Pierced Blooms Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Now cut out some of the smaller flowers in Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight.  To give a little dimension to the tiny flowers place them on a spongy surface and push down in the center.  I use the wrong end of the old paper piercer.  Of course, if you mail your card, they could get pushed down.  Just place each flower until you are pleased with how they look.  I chose to add some on top of the tail of the ribbon, too.  I glued most of the flowers, but added dimensionals to the largest flowers.  Add the whole panel with dimensionals or the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  I used the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Love that!

CCMC #658 Pierced Blooms Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is again from Prized Peony.  Add a few flowers in the corner.  That's it!

CCMC#658 Pierced Blooms Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I wasn't sure about these colors, but yes, they work!

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me earn your business!

April offer by Jo Anne Hewins

For orders over $50, I will send out a packet of designer series paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  There are at least 25 sheets from the current annual catalog or the retired holiday catalog.  Must use Host Code JMN7RAWU.  I will mail after notification from Stampin' Up!  This is good for the month of April, 2021.

Don't forget to check out the Last Chance Products on my online store.  Go here.

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CCMC#658 Pierced Blooms by Jo Anne Hewins

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A Sketch Using True Love DSP and the Dandy Wishes Dies

I love Thursdays!  It's time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Challenge 657 is a sketch.

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I thought I would use some of my True Love Designer Series Paper for this card.  Retirement is coming up for this paper at the end of June and I still have lots to use.  I may be making several of these cards to send.  I absolutely love how it turned out.  Who wouldn't want to receive this card!

CCMC #657 True Love Dany Wishes by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  

The daisy paper from the True Love Designer Series Paper is cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to cover the entire front of the card.  The diagonal paper measures 3 x 4.

The Crushed Curry dotted paper is 3/4 x 3 5/8.  It comes from the Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.

Cut a circle from the dotted True Love DSP with the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies.

For the dandelion, use the Dandy Wishes dies.  Cut the long stem and the two dandelion leaves from Pear Pizzazz.  Cut the flower part of the long stem and the 3 other sizes of flowers from So Saffron card stock.  Use a Blending Brush and a Crushed Curry pad to add additional color to the flower pieces.  I did not color the entire piece but only parts.  

CCMC #657 True Love Dandy Wishes Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Trim away the green flower part of the stem leaving a small part to attach the large So Saffron flower.  Glue down the green stem part and the leaves.  The leaves will extend beyond the circle.  Just turn the circle over and trim off the pieces.  Add the largest saffron flower putting glue only in the center.  Add each layer the same turn the petals so that they vary and adding glue just to the center.  After drying go back and fluff up the petals of the flower.

Add the circle with dimensionals.

Add some of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots as an embellishment.  These are retiring soon by the way.

CCMC #657 True Love Dandy Wishes Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside stamp the wildflowers in Memento ink.  This stamp is in the Dragonfly Garden stamp set.  The saying is also from this set.  Add some of the diagonal True Love DSP that measures 1/2 x 4 1/4.

CCMC #657 True Love Dandy Wishes Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Free Friday Tutorial Darling Donkeys

It's Friday!  It's free tutorial Friday!  Today I have a card using the just darling Sale-a-Bration stamp set Darling Donkeys.  They are just too cute.  I did not design this card, but it is just darling!

Tutorial medley Darling donkeys

I love these paper together.  Find all the details and measurements below.

Darling Donkeys

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Darling Donkeys- Sale-a-Bration Choice (155264)

Cardstock: Basic White Thick CS (159229); Basic White CS (159276); Bumblebee CS (153077)

Ink: Memento Black (132708)

Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies (152323); Resin Hearts Embellishments (154578); Bumblebee 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon (153622); Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs, Crumb Cake (154885), Soft Suede (154906), Flirty Flamingo (154884), and Mango Melody (154888); Stampin’ SEAL Adhesive (152813); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Designer Series Paper: Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (152490)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Basic White Thick- 5 ½” x 8 ½” score at 4 ¼”

Cardstock #2: Bumblebee- 4 ¼” x 3”

Cardstock #3: Basic White- approx. 3” x 3” for circle die cut

Designer Paper: 2 different prints from Playing with Patterns- 5 ¼” x 4”, 4” x 2 ¾”

 

Instructions:

Fold card base on the score line and adhere the piece of designer paper that measures 5 ¼” x 4” with Stampin’ SEAL.

Attach the other piece of designer paper measuring 4” x 2 ¾” to the Bumblebee Cardstock. Pop that onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the Darling Donkey in Memento Black ink on the 3” x 3” Basic White piece. Then, color it with your Stampin’ Blends.

Die-cut the donkey using the Stitched Shapes Dies making sure the donkey is to the right leaving room for the sentiment. Then, stamp the sentiment.

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

Color one of the white Resin Heart Embellishments with your dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends. When dry attach to the circle under the sentiment.

Tie a bow using Bumblebee Ribbon and attach to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.

This is so cute!  If you want the PDF, Download Darling Donkeys- Feb

Thanks for joining me today.  Now go stamp something and get off your phone or computer!

If you need a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business.  Here's information on a free class you can get with a $50 order!

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I think $2 should cover that.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.  JUST ONE ORDER AWAY FROM QUALIFY FOR THE PUNCH PARTY STAMP SET.

 

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