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Very Versailles and a Color Challenge

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #662.  It's a color challenge using the colors Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Soft Succulent.

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I haven't used the Very Versailles stamp set in a long time and decided to pull it out.  This set is really a classic.  Here is my card.

CCMC #662 Very Versailles by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Soft Succulent.  I love this color.  Of course I do.  Green is my signature color, I guess, since my house is painted mostly green.  This color is certainly succulent!  Cut it to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold at 4 1/4.

The layer of Cajun Craze is cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The next layer is Basic White measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  Here is where all the action takes place.

I started out stamping the words in the background using stamped off Cajun Craze ink.  I decided it needed softening so I pulled out my Blending Brush and began to add Cajun Craze ink.  Get a little of the extra ink off of the brush on scrap paper.  Start off the edge.  I hit mainly the corners.  Remember that you can always add more ink.  It's practically impossible to take it away.

Add the branches in Soft Succulent ink.

CCMC#662 Very Versailles Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Run some of the Soft Succulent Ribbon around the white layer and attach with tape on the back.  Make a bow and set aside.

Use the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the sentiment layer.  I actually stamped the image first in Crushed Curry and added the saying in Soft Succulent before I cut it out.  That way you can really center the image on the layer.  I felt the white was too stark and added a faint bit of Cajun Craze with leftover ink on my Blending Brush.

Add the later with dimensionals and the bow with glue dots.

Add a few of the green Genial Gems.  You'll have to have these gems!

CCMC #662 Very Versailles Project by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside stamp pretty much the same as the outside.  Placement is a little different.  The sentiment is part of the Very Versailles stamp set.

CCMC #662 Very Versailles Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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May Class Quiet Meadow by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's a peek at my class for May using the Quiet Meadow bundle with the Meadow dies.  I've also used the Scalloped Contours dies.  These products are fantastic.  The class consists of 4 cards with pieces cut.  No stamped images can be sent.  You'll also get a video and PDF sent to you in an email.  With an order over $50 using the Host Code VTBU279H, you'll get the class for free.
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CCMC #662 Very Versailles Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

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Facebook Live for 4.21.2021 Bag and Card Featuring True Love Designer Series Paper

Hello!  For my Facebook Live this past Wednesday, I used the True Love Designer Series Paper.  I love designer paper, but I don't always use it.  I love black and white so I bought 2 packs of the True Love paper.  Since I haven't had in person classes until recently, I just haven't used my paper.  I bet some of you also have a lot of designer paper.  We'll make a tri-fold card and a bag today.

Facebook Live 4.21.2021 Bag and Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I have to give credit to Laurie Meier for showing this card fold to the NC Demo Facebook group.  It's a great card.

Facebook Live 4.21.2021 Tri Fold Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Facebook Live 4.21.2021 Tri Fold Card Open by Jo Anne Hewins

Facebook Live 4.21.2021 Tri Fold Card Fully Open by Jo nne Hewins

Cut the designer paper to 5 1/2 x 12.  Score at 4 and then turn and score at 4 on the other side.  Burnish with your Bone Folder.  

Other products used for this card were the Stitched Shapes dies, Flowers of Friendship stamp set, Pool Party and Granny Apple Green ink.

Facebook Live 4.21.2021 Bag by Jo Anne Hewins

For the bag I give credit to Pootles.  The designer paper for this measures 8 x 12.

On the long side score at 2, 5 3/4, 7 3/4, 11 1/2.  Now turn to the 8 inch side at the top and score at 2 inches.  

Additional products used were the Color & Contours bundle, Simply Elegant Trim, and the Metallic Mesh Ribbon.

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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!

Facebook Live 4.21.2021 Bag and Card 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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2021 Pansy Petals

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Free Tuesday Tutorial Flowering Blooms Bundle

The Free Tuesday Tutorial for today is actually one of my creations.  I'm a little sad that the Flowering Blooms stamp set and the Flowering dies are retiring.  It's a lovely bundle!  If you want it, now is the time!  Check out the Last Chance items!  Here is my card.

Tutorial Medley May Flowering Blooms & Flowering Dies

This card says SPRING!  I really like it.  Here are all the details and measurements.

Flowering Blooms Bundle

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Flowering Blooms (152575), Bundle (154120)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (159229), Basic White (159276)

Ink: Gray Granite (147118), Mint Macaron Combo (154889), Seaside Spray Combo (154901), Daffodil Delight Combo (154883), Flirty Flamingo Combo (154884)

Tools & Accessories: Flowering dies (152727), Brick & Mortar 3D EF (149643), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153620), Double Oval Punch (154242), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Thick Basic White 5 ½ x 8 ½, score at 4 ¼.

Cardstock #2: Basic White 4 x 5 ¼

Basic White: 4 x 5 ¼ for flowers and sentiment

 

Instructions:

Fold base and burnish with Bone Folder.

Run the Brick & Mortar 3D EF through the Cut & Emboss Machine with Basic White layer. Glue to the front of the card.

Stamp the 3 different flower stems, 2 leaf stems, and saying on the other piece of Basic White. Use the Gray Granite pad.

Color the leaf stems in Dark Mint Macaron. The flower stems are colored using both the light and dark blends to add dimension. The stems and leaves are in Light Mint Macaron.

Cut each piece with the Flowering dies. Decide how you would like the group of flowers to look. Hold carefully and turn over. Tape with scotch tape on the back to hold the pieces in place. Add dimensionals and place on the card front.

Use the Double Oval Punch for the sentiment. Glue on the card front.

Use the white ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to make a bow and attach to the flower stem with glue dots.

Add Pearl Basic Jewels.

If you would like the tutorial, Download Tutorial Medley Flowering Blooms Bundle for May.  Here are a few more pics of the card!

Tutorial Medley May Flowering Blooms Close Up

Tutorial Medley May Flowering Blooms pic

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!

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2021 Pansy Petals

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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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Free Tuesday Tutorial Handsomely Suited

It's free tutorial day!  We are using the Handsomely Suited bundle and the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

Tutorial Medley April Hamsomely Suited

I didn't purchase this set because I don't know anyone who works in a suit!  I'm happy to share this card with you made for the Tutorial Medley group.  I did not create this card.  Here are all of the details and measurements.

Handsomely Suited Polo Shirt

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Handsomely Suited (154444) *offer in Bundle (156240)

Cardstock: Basic White (159276), Smoky Slate (131202), Basic Black (121045), In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (152494)

Ink: Black Memento (132708)

Tools & Accessories: Suit & Tie Dies (154322), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Measurements:

Card Base: Basic White 11 x 4¼ score at 5½

Cardstock #2: In Good Taste Designer Paper 5½ x 4¼ front layer, 4¼ x 1¾ inside layer.

Cardstock #3: Smokey Slate 4½ x 2 (for all the die cuts)

Cardstock #4: Basic Black 1 x 1 for buttons

 

Instructions:

Adhere the 5½ x 4¼ In Good Taste to the front of the card base.

Die cut the collar, long stitched strip (only need 2”) and pocket out of the Smoky Slate.

Emboss the collar and the 2” strip using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Adhere the collar and the 2” strip at the top.

Die-cut the buttons and adhere 3 in 2” strip.

Stamp the Thank You using Black Memento ink on the pocket and adhere to the card front.

Inside adhere the 4¼ x 1¾ at the bottom.

If you would like to download this tutorial, Download Handsomely Suited.  There are some additional pictures there.

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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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.

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

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OSAT Flowers of Friendship Duo by Jo Anne Hewins

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