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Flight and Airy Designer Series Paper for Sale-a-Bration

I think the Flight and Airy Designer Series Paper is by far the most popular Sale-a-Bration offering.  I have a wonderful easy fun fold for you today.  If you don't have this paper, time is running out!  This is the last day!!!

Flight and Airy DSP SAB  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Quiet Reflection  Distressed Tile EF  Nested Friends  One Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score the card at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.  Use Misty Moonlight card stock.  Fold the card in half and use a Bone Folder.  At the next score line fold the card back.  Make sure that each fold is straight and that you use a Bone Folder.

Here's a picture of the card open.

Flight and Airy DSP SAB  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Quiet Reflection  Distressed Tile EF  Nested Friends  Card Open  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

There are a lot of layers here, but they aren't necessary.  I have a layer of Boho Blue under all of the other layers.  That could be eliminated.  IF so, use the measurements for the Boho Blue.

The first two sections of the card have the same measurements.  The Boho Blue is 2 x 5 3/8.  You need 2.  The top layer is from the Flight and Airy DSP.  The measurement is 1 7/8 x 5 1/4.  Again, you'll need 2 of these.

For the first section that will be on the front of the card, I used the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder.  This folder may make a few places look white, but it really just adds to the effect.  Glue down all of these layers.

For the far right of the card cut a piece of Boho Blue that is 2 1/4 x 5 3/8.  Cut a piece of the Flight and Airy paper that is 2 1/8 x 5 1/4.  Glue the two layers.

For the remaining area, cut a piece of Boho Blue that is 1 3/4 x 5 3/8 and a piece of Basic White that is 1 5/8 x 5 1/4.  Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight from the Quiet Reflection stamp set.

Flight and Airy DSP SAB  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Quiet Reflection  Distressed Tile EF  Nested Friends  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Let's work on the focal point of the card.  Cut the fancy circle die from the Thoughtful Expressions dies in Misty Moonlight.  Use the second largest die.  Run this cut out through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder.  Using the second die and the next 3rd die, cut again from Misty Moonlight.  This will make a frame.  Glue this on the first cut out.  

Cut the second largest die again using the Flight and Airy designer paper.  Glue this piece inside the frame.

This cut out will be glued to the front folded back flap.  Watch how you glue as part of the cut out will stick beyond the fold and should not be attached.

Stamp the saying from Quiet Reflection on a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White in Misty Moonlight.  Trim ends and add to the cut out.

If you wish cut out some of the flowers from the designer paper and glue to the card.

Flight and Airy DSP SAB  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Quiet Reflection  Distressed Tile EF  Nested Friends  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here are two of the cards.  The first one here uses the Nested Friends.  This stamp set and die set can be found in the Online Exclusives now.

I hope you'll try this card.  It is gorgeous in person!  Thanks for your time today.  Sale-a-Bration ends on February 29th.  There are some great choices for free with a $50 or $100 purchase.  Ask me please if you need any help with this.

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A Quiet Reflection Card

I have a feeling that the Quiet Reflection stamp set on page 63 of the January-April Mini is not one of the more popular ones.  It's not upbeat.  But it is so needed.  We all have times when we need that touch of God to arrive right in our mailbox.  This is that set.

Quiet Reflection  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I know that very few actually read what I write here.  Connection with others is so important.  I just want to make a difference for someone.  Please excuse me.  I'll move on.

The base of this card is Lost Lagoon 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.

The next layer is Pretty Peacock 3 3/4 x 5.

The designer paper is the Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper measuring 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Glue all of that together.

Quiet Reflection  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Cut the largest fancy circular die from the Thoughtful Expressions dies from Pretty Peacock card stock.

On a piece of Basic White, stamp the larger image from the Quiet Reflection stamp set.  I stamped from ink pad to stamp directly.  Stamp with the Lost Lagoon pad first.  Turn the stamp upward and then stamp the top half with the pad.  Try to stamp straight.  Now stamp the Pretty Peacock pad on the bottom half of the stamp.  Be sure that the Peacock pad overlaps the Lost Lagoon a little bit.  Stamp.  Cut the image out with the second largest fancy circle.

To secure the Lost Lagoon ribbon, put a row of Seal on the back of the cut out straight across the middle.  Add ribbon.  Turn over the cutout and bring the ribbon over to the side of the cutout.  Tie the ribbon into a bow.

Put dimensionals directly on the Pretty Peacock cutout avoiding the ribbon so that the white cutout will lie flat.  Add the white cutout to the center of the peacock.  I found it necessary to retie the bow.  You may not.  Glue the labels to the card base.

Stamp the saying on a half inch strip of Basic White and trim the ends.  Stamp in Pretty Peacock ink.  Add with dimensionals to the bottom of the card front.

Color some of the Sale-a-Bration Opaque Faceted Gems with a Dark Pretty Peacock Blend and allow to dry.  Add to the card.

Quiet Reflection  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is how I completed the inside of the card.  I stamped a saying from Quiet Reflection and stamped the top half of the large stamp.

Quiet Reflection Card  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Opaque Faceted Gems  Bright and Beautiful 6 x 6 DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Card Standing   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card won't take a lot of time.  It will mean so much to someone though.  

I appreciate your time today.  I love to share what I make for others.  I hope you found it useful.  Have a wonderful day.

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Detailed Dogwood Sale-a-Bration in Black and White

I think a black and white card is just classy.  The Detailed Dogwood stamp set is a free choice for Sale-a-Bration here in the US with a $100 purchase.  I can see a lot of potential with this set.

Detailed Dogwood  Zany Zoo DSP  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Linen Thread  Quiet Reflection  Meandering Garden dies  Watercolor Pencils  Blender Pen  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I'm using the Zany Zoo Designer Series Paper with the Detailed Dogwood stamp set.  As I said, I love a black and white card.  This one has just a little bit of color added with the Watercolor Pencils.

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

Cut a piece of the Zany Zoo paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue to the front.

Stamp the large stamp in Memento Black on Basic White.  Cut it out with the large die in the Meandering Meadows dies.  I love how the stamp looks in the window shape.  I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  When cutting the shape, I went just a tiny bit too high and slightly flattened the top of the oval.  That's when I decided that an extra flower at the top would look so nice.  We crafters learn how to hide a lot of our mistakes.  Cut out a flower and a leaf or two and add toward the top with a glue dot.  I curled the petals just a little with my Bone Folder.  Glue the window to the center of the card front.

Detailed Dogwood  Zany Zoo DSP  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Linen Thread  Quiet Reflection  Meandering Garden dies  Watercolor Pencils  Blender Pen  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

Color in the picture using the Watercolor Pencils.  I used the Daffodil Delight, Pecan Pie, and Old Olive.  Use one of the Blender Pens to smooth out all of the color.  That looks so pretty.  It's really easy!

Tie a bow with Linen Thread.  Add to the card front with a glue dot down near the bottom.

Stamp one of the sayings from the Quiet Reflection stamp set.  Take a look at this set.  It has wonderful sayings that I don't think we've had before.  Stamp on a half inch strip of Basic White.  Angle each end.  Place Mini Dimensionals directly on the card front so that none of them will overlap the thread.  Add the saying.

Complete with some of the Brushed Brass Butterfly embellishments.

Detailed Dogwood Pic  Zany Zoo DSP  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Linen Thread  Quiet Reflection  Meandering Garden dies  Watercolor Pencils  Blender Pen  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside.  I inked up the same stamp and then taped off some of it.  I only wanted to get one flower.  I messed the stamping up at the very bottom.  My answer?  Just add a little strip of designer paper.  It covered it right up.  Color the flower with the Watercolor Pencils.

Detailed Dogwood  Zany Zoo DSP  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Linen Thread  Quiet Reflection  Meandering Garden dies  Watercolor Pencils  Blender Pen  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Sale-a-Bration is already half over.  But you can still earn the Detailed Dogwood with qualifying purchase until the end of February.

By the way, new items have been added to the Sale-a-Bration choices.  Go here to see what they are.  There are some for the $50 and the $100 amounts.  Don't you just love free stuff!

Detailed Dogwood Pic  Zany Zoo DSP  Sale-a-Bration  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Linen Thread  Quiet Reflection  Meandering Garden dies  Watercolor Pencils  Blender Pen   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Wild Fern Bundle One Card and a Little Stepped Up

You'll find the Wild Fern bundle on page 21 of the January-April Mini catalog.  It might be a bundle that you have overlooked.  I here to help you take a second look.

I love the way Stampin' Up! has wonderful products that work so well together.  The Fern 3D embossing folder is a perfect pair.  The Wild Fern dies will work great with the Timeless Arrangements dies as well.  Both of these die sets have wonderful rectangles that work great with loads of the sayings that you probably have.  The Wild Ferns stamp set has some wonderful sayings!

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card has a base of Shaded Spruce 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The Basic White layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Fern 3D embossing folder.  Glue to the card front.

Cut one of the Wild Fern dies attached to a corner from Shaded Spruce.  Figure how where you want it and glue to the card front.

Stamp your saying of choice on Basic White and cut out using the Wild Ferns dies.  Add this piece on dimensionals making sure that the borders of spruce are even on the side and top.

Use a Dark Shaded Spruce blend to color one of the white sequins from the Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

That's all there is to it!

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card is stepped up just a little.  The base of the card is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.  Be sure to use your Bone Folder to burnish the fold well.

You'll need to punch 6 Basic White ovals using the Modern Oval Punch.  Find it on page 35 of the mini.  Emboss these ovals with the Fern EF.  

Glue the first row at top by leaving a little space.  Let the ovals meet in the middle.  For the next row leave a little space again.  Add an oval to the center.  Use another oval and cut in half.  Add one of the pieces to each end.  The last row is a repeat of the first.  Turn over the paper and trim any extras even with the card base.  Try to make the spacing even between all shapes.

Cut another of the fern cutouts.  Place this so that the saying can be verical.

Stamp the sayin, cut it out, and add with dimensionals just as in the first card.

Color more sequins and add.

Wild Fern Bundle  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The inside is the same for both cards.

Wild Fern Bundle Duo Cards  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

And here are both cards.

Wild Fern Bundle Duo Cards  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Pretty, yet pretty simple.  I'm so glad you popped over today and spent a little time with me.  I know time is precious.  If I can help you in any way, please let me know.  I am an independant Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

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Wild Fern Bundle Duo  Fern EF  Shaded Spruce  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins  Modern Oval Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

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Three Cards Using the Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper

I've been making videos for several years.  In fact I have 187 videos on my YouTube channel.  Mind you, I'm not one of the popular demonstrators for Stampin' Up!  I don't have a lot of sales.  I do have 1.62 subscribers and I'm proud of that.  I did have one video in July that has had 9,461 views as I write this post.  I don't understand it, but I am thrilled.  I don't know why this particular video is popular.  It's a video showing the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper from the Online Exclusives.  I showed three ways to use that scenery paper without a lot of waste.  You can find it here.

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There's a new group of Online Exclusives that will be released for everyone on November 7th!  Be sure to check out the Online Exclusives here.  The Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is yet another scenery paper that you will love.  It is beautiful.  I wanted to make something to show off this paper.  I've decided to make the cards from that successful video using the new designer paper!

Here are my new cards.  All of the measurements are the same.  I've used the Courage & Faith stamp sets and the Heartfelt Hexagons bundle.  The Heartfelt Hexagons bundle was available for World Card Making Day and is still online.

Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 DSP  3 CDards Horizontal  Heartfelt Hexagon  Courage and Faith  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This paper makes you think spring can't be far away even as we go into winter!

Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 DSP  Pull to the Left Card  Heartfelt Hexagon  Courage and Faith  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is the first card.  The card base is Petal Pink.  Here are the measurements.

Card 1

Base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 1 1/2 and 4 1/4

Cut 3/4 inch from the bottom of the DSP to make it 6 x 5 1/4

Cut paper at 2 3/4, 1 1/8, piece left is 2 1/8

Basic White inside 1 3/4 x 5 1/4

The stamping is done in Orchid Oasis.  I did add a strip of DSP inside instead of the white.  This was from a back of another piece of the same paper.

Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 DSP  Pull to the Left Card Inside  Heartfelt Hexagon  Courage and Faith  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The Adhesive-Backed Sequin Trio was used for embellishments.

Here is the second card.

Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 DSP  2 score fold   Heartfelt Hexagon  Courage and Faith  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Melon Mambo.  Here are the measurements.

Card 2

Base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 2 1/8, 4 1/4

Cut 6 x 6 at the bottom so that you have 6 x 5 3/8

Cut paper at 2 and 2 again leaving a 2 inch piece. Keep pieces in order on all of these cards.

Basic White inside 2 x 5 3/8

Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 DSP  2 score fold inside   Heartfelt Hexagon  Courage and Faith  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamping is done in Melon Mambo.  The Glossy Dots Assortment was used for embellishments.

Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 DSP  Bay Window Card  Heartfelt Hexagon  Courage and Faith  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The third card is my favorite.  The base is Lemon Lime Twist.  I think it's my favorite because I don't like pink and I love green.  

Card 3

Base is 4 1/4 x 11, score at 3/8, 1 7/8, 3 5/8, 5 1/8, 5 1/2

Cut 6 x 6 paper across bottom as that it is 6 x 4 1/8

Cut designer paper at 1/4, 1 3/8, 1 5/8, 1 3/8, 1/4, piece left is 1 1/8.  Keep the pieces in order.

Basic White 3 3/4 x 4 1/8

Use the green ribbon in the Ribbon Duo Combo Pack.  Embellishments are the Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots.

Meandering Meadow 6 x 6 DSP  3 CDards  Heartfelt Hexagon  Courage and Faith  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I hope you have enjoyed these cards.  Go back and look at the video linked above.  Thank you for watching.

I don't make videos as often as I used to do them.  If there is something you would want me to do, please let me know.  Meanwhile thank you for your support.  I do love to share my cards with you!  

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