Cards- Get Well

Country Home and Hello Holiday Catalog!

Oh Happy Day!  The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is live today!  Have you seen it?  It is filled with so many wonderful things to make our holiday season great.  If only I could have it all!  Just in case, here's a picture of the catalog.  If you don't have one, I would be glad to send you one if you don't already have a SU demonstrator.

Today I would like to share a card with you that uses the Country Home stamp set.  It's so neat, especially if you like to color!  Here's the card.

Country Home card by Jo Anne Hewins

There's several new items here.  The Country Lane Suite and be found on pages 42 and 43.  My favorites are the Galvanized Metallic Paper, the Braided Linen Trim, and The Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Well, everything is the suite is wonderful.

For this card, start with a card base of Smoky Slate 4 1/4 x 11 and scored and folded at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper 2 1/2 x 5.  Run this through the Big Shot with the new Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Next, take a Stazon Black pad and simply run it over the paper until you have the effect you want.  You might want to dry this a little with the Heal Tool or allow to dry on its own.  The effect will differ according to the side you ink.  Here's examples.

Country Home Tin Tile combo

You will add a backing to this paper in Basic Black measuring 2 5/8 x 5 1/8.  Add to the left side of the card.

On Whisper White, stamp the pitcher and the floral piece on top of it in Memento Black.  Color in using Blends.  I must say that I had a hard time telling what some of the florals were supposed to be.  I just colored it the way I wanted.  I used Light and Dark Mango Melody, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, and Dark Old Olive.  Cut this out with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

Country Home close up of pitcher by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from Healing Hugs.  Stamp in Smoky Slate.  Use the Stitched Labels Thinlits to cut out the label.  Add with dimensionals pulling through some of the Cherry Cobbler Twine from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.  Add the bow with glue dots.

Country Home inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, the saying here is also from Healing Hugs.  Add  the pitcher and color with the Light and Dark Mango Melody Blends.  Did I mention that there are new Blends colors in the Holiday catalog?  There are six new colors!  Find all the Blends here in my online store.

Country Home  Galvanized Metallic Foil  Tin Tile Embossing Folder by Jo Anne Hewins

This is my first card with this suite, but it won't be my last.  I just might be addicted!!!

After looking at this card, I began to wonder why I used the Smoky Slate as the card base.  I made the card again using Mango as the card base.

Country Home in Mango Melody by Jo Anne Hewins

Which do you like best?

Country Home Tin Tile with Mango Melody by Jo Anne Hewins

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 518

Hello!  Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch for you.


I chose to used the Pressed Flowers stamp set.  It's a Host set located on page 227 of the annual catalog.  I am loving this set.  Here is my card.

CCMC #518 Pressed Flowers by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Granny Apple Green that is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp over it with the small leaf and flower that are part of the Pressed Flowers stamp set.

The first layer of Designer Series Paper is Poppy Parade.  It comes from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  This layer measures 3 x 4 1/2.  The next layer is Granny Apple Green and is from the same Brights pack.  It is cut at 2 x 4.

Run a length of the Black Cord around the card before adding the next layer.

The Whisper White layer is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  For this layer stamp the flowers from Pressed Flowers.  I inked them with the Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Write Markers.  They are again from the Brights family.  Just color directly on the stamps.  Reink and stamp again.  Once I had all the flowers I went back and stamped the leaf stem.  Stamp off each time and stamp to fill in the spaces.

CCMC #518 Pressed Flowers close up of card by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the Memento Black sentiment.  It comes from the Healing Hugs stamp set.  I wanted to be able to stamp several times to make sure the words would be visible.

Add this layer with dimensionals.

Tie a bow with the Black Cord and attach with a Glue Dot.

CCMC #518 Pressed Flowers inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

The words on the inside of the card are also from Healing Hugs.  Just add more flowers.

CCMC#518 Pressed Flowers card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card should brighten someone's day if they aren't feeling well, don't you think!  I think the Pressed Flowers and the Healing Hugs stamp sets go great together!

July has so many great things going on when you think of Stampin' Up!  First of all there's a Designer Series Paper sale going on with selected papers.  Just click on the graphic to go right to my store!

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When you buy $50 or more before shipping and tax from me during July, I'll send you three cards!  I'd love for you to use the HOST CODE W4AXCVZD.  Cards will vary!

Free cards

And it's a great time to join!  You can get 10 FREE ink pads during July.  Ask me for details.  Or go here to join my team!

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Healing Hugs and the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack

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I have to say that the Memories & More Card Packs are usually low on my list.  Sometimes, you just need a little nudging.  My upline, Patty Bennett, lets us participate in Prize Patrols.  This month is a tic tac toe.  One of the squares is to make a card using the Memories & More Card Pack.  I actually tried to borrow a card from some of my team, but no luck.  So I ordered them.  Wow!  I really love them!  The possibilities for making easy cards are endless!  Here's my card for today.

Card Made Using the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack by Jo Anne Hewins

The pattern on this card had me immediately.  I think it made me think of my younger days.  Doesn't it look like a throwback to you?  You know, I am not an orange person, but I have used so much of this Grapefruit Grove color.    I just don't know what's gotten into me.  Well, I do love this card.

The card base is Grapefruit Grove measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Basic Black layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Memories & More card is trimmed to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Save the long strip.  I added it to the inside.  Before attaching the layers run a length of Black Satin Ribbon across the center.

Stamp the flower from Healing Hugs on Whisper White using Grapefruit Grove ink.  The leaves are stamped in Call Me Clover.  Use your snips to cut these out.

Close up of the card using the Healing Hugs stamp set by Jo Anne Hewins

The Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to cut a black circle just a little bigger than the flower.  Attach this circle with dimensionals.  Glue down the flower and leaves.  I did put a dimensional toward the end of the leaves where they extend outside the circle.

Add two little banners of the Satin Ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Healing Hugs stamp set.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch the end.

Delightfully Detailed Memories & More and Healing Hugs inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card simply stamp the flowers and leaves again in the upper center of the card.  Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black over the flower.  See how I added that little left over strip?  Why waste it?

Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack and Healing Hugs by Jo Anne Hewins

So there you go.  Easy to make!  I will be using more of these cards to make more cards!  Does that make sense?  There are several packs of these cards.  I'll list them in the products below.

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Have a Birthday Beer!

Today, I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my nephew.  I recently bought the stamp set Mixed Drinks for the occasions.  Here's the card.

Mixed Drinks

This is a cute little set.

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • Start by stamping the beer mug randomly over the card in Smoky Slate ink.
  • The washi tape used is from my retired stash.
  • Stamp the mug in Basic Black Memento ink on Whisper White.  I used Crushed Curry to stamp in the beer.  Add the bubbles around the mug in Smoky Slate.  Cut this out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Cut a scalloped frame from Basic Black card stock.  Glue together and mount all of its with dimensionals.
  • The thumbs up image is from a free set with got at the On Stage Savannah called Tabs for Everything.  Stamp in black and punch with the 3/4 inch circle punch.  Use a dimensional to adhere to the card.
  • The sentiment is stamped in black and is from Guy Greetings.  To be truthful I messed it up the first time I stamped it.  That's why it's now on another piece of notched paper.  It's what stampers do, right?

I usually have the insides of the card, but this one got mailed before I photographed it.  I stamped the beer mug inside, but I'm not sure of the sentiment used.  

Mixed Drinks birthday card

My post is short and sweet today.  This card can go together in minutes.  It's even faster if you don't mess up the sentiment the first time!  Thanks for stopping by today. I love that you did!

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Are You All Fixed Up? with Nailed It

The Nailed It stamp set and the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper are perfect for each other!  Add in the Build It Framelit Dies and you can't lose. That's what I did with today's card.  We made this card in class last time, but I did change up the sentiment.  Sometimes it's hard to think of a get well card for a guy. This one works well.  Works.  There might be a little pun there.

Nailed It Get Well

  • Start with a card base of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4, and fold.
  • Cut two pieces of Urban Underground pattered paper at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Use different patterns and adhere at each end meeting in the middle.
  • The ruler across the middle of the card is on a 1/2 inch wide Silver Foil Sheet.  The die is in the Build It Framelits Dies.  Trim to fit on the card.
  • The Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to make the Very Vanilla oval.  I think I must use these framelits on every card I make!
  • Stamp in Delightful Dijon using the Playful Backgrounds stamp.  Stamp some nails and screws around the outer areas.  I used Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • For the saw, piece together silver foil and Delightful Dijon.  Just stamp in archival black on each and cut out with the coordinating die.  Trim the dijon and glue it to the foil.
  • Cut one of the Lace Doilies in half.  Sponge it black and adhere it to the back of the oval.  Glue it all to the lower right hand side of the card.


  • Add some additional screws and a bolt cut in silver foil.
  • For the sentiment use the stamp set Labeler Alphabet.  This is the first time I think I have used this set.  It was fun.  I will be using it again.  It's a great way to say anything you wish.  I stamped on vanilla and just cut out each word.

Nailed 3

Here's the inside of the card.  It's stamped using Playful Backgrounds and Nailed It.

Nailed 2

I think this is a great card.  I'm especially happy to have discovered the usefulness of the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  It was a jewel in hiding!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  Let me remind you that we are in the last few weeks of Sale-a-Bration.  Items are now on a while supplies lasts basis.  The tin is no longer available.  I don't want you to be disappointed, so get those orders in right away.  Also remember that the 2015-2017 In Colors will retire at the end of May. Those are Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, and Delightful Dijon.  People will buy these up quickly once they realize.  Some are already on the back order list.  Buy your card stock, ink pads, ink refills, 12 x 12 assortment packs, Designer Series Paper Stacks, envelope paper, markers, and doilies now!  Click here to go to my store.  The product list follows.  You can also click on any item to go to my online store.


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