Cards- Thank You

Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #568

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #568.  This month we will CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from the new 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  We might decide to copy the layout, the colors, or elements of the card.  This week we CASE the card found on page 22 of the catalog.


I copied the layout of this card.  I also noticed that the flowers on the catalog card were cut out from designer paper, so I incorporated that element as well.  Here is my card.

CCMC #568 Free as a Bird by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Old Olive 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The CASE card has some stamping along the bottom of the base, so I stamped off the bird from the Free as a Bird stamp set and stamped that along the bottom.  That covered a little over half of the bottom of the base.

The Daffodil Delight patterned paper is from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Both pieces are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  The first is added with snail from the top and toward the right.  For the second daffodil layer, there is a 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of  Old Olive paper with keys.  I added a cut out of birds from yet another sheet of the Bird Ballad paper.  Include the branch and some of the lovely flowers.  Add the Daffodil Delight layer with dimensionals.

CCMC #568 Free as a Bird Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment is from Free as a Bird.  Stamp in Old Olive on a 1/2" scrap of white.  Add snail to the bottom of the thank you and dimensionals to the top part.  Add along the olive key paper.

CCMC #568 Free as a Bird Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying is from Free as a Bird.  The birds are more cut outs from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  This pack of paper is so beautiful!  It makes card making super easy!

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NC SU Demo Blog Hop, A Fond Farewell to Some Favorites

Welcome to the NC Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for May.  It's a bitter sweet hop because we are saying goodbye to so many wonderful products.  It's hard to do, but it's a necessary evil.  Just wait until you see what's coming in that new catalog!  You may have just come from Anita's blog.  What a project!  So glad you are here.

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Today I pay tribute to several of my favorites.  My card features the outgoing In Colors, the Wood Crate Dies, and the lovely Falling Flowers and coordinating May Flowers Dies.

Falling Flowers Goodbye for NC Blog Hop by Jo Anne Hewins

So, yes, this card has a lot to it.  Yes, it took a while to make it.  No, it is not hard!  Before I start let me say that retiring items are while supplies last.  I know that some of these products will no longer be available when you read this.  That's sad, but just the way it is.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  Add a layer of Lemon Lime Twist designer series paper.  This paper comes from the In 2017-2019 In Color DSP, retiring.  It's cut to cover the entire front of the card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue this.  That allows you just a little give when placing it.

Use the Wood Crate Dies to cut the front of the crate.  The paper is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  Oh, sadness, yes, it is retiring (gone).  I cut another piece of the wood textures to go behind and hide the slats.  Add with dimensionals.

Now, it's time to make lots of flowers.  I used the Watercolor Paper, retiring, but being replaced, and an Aqua Painter.  The flowers are a tribute to the outgoing In Colors.  I used Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink.  All are retiring!  Press the lids of the pads to get color to use.  Stamp the flowers in Stazon.  Color.  I just stamped a bunch of flowers using the Falling Flowers stamp set, retiring.  I did add in Daffodil Delight and something new, Seaside Spray!  Cut it all out with the May Flowers Dies, retiring.

Falling Flowers Goodbye for NC Blog Hop Left Side of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Falling Flowers Goodbye for NC Blog Hop Right Side of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Now, just arrange the flowers.  Stick them where you think they look good.  I didn't necessarily stick to using odd numbers of flowers, but I like it.  I used dimensionals, glue dots, and glue to get it all put in there.  Have fun!  

Falling Flowers Goodbye for NC Blog Hop Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment is from the Wood Words stamp set, retiring.  Stamp in Fresh Fig.  Punch with the 1 inch Circle Punch.  The frame is punched using the 1 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  Add a beautiful bow of Linen Thread with a glue dot.

Falling Flowers Goodbye for NC Blog Hop May Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Falling For Leaves

I just got the Falling for Leaves bundle and I must say I just might be in love!  The Falling for Leaves stamp set and the Detailed Leaves Thinlits are so cute.  I love the leaf cutouts!  Here is my card using this bundle.

Falling for Leaves bundle card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Blackberry Bliss that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Grapefruit Grove layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The patterned paper is from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper pack.  It is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

Use the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut a white oval and a scalloped frame of Blackberry Bliss.  Glue these to each other.  Cut a solid leaf from Grapefruit Grove.  The detailed leaf is cut from Blackberry Bliss.  Adhere the two and glue to the ovals.  Add this layer to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Use the Nature's Twine for the bow.  I used the Blackberry Bliss.  Pull the stands apart.  Then tie all of the stands into a bow.  I think that the twine lays flatter on the card this way.  Add with a glue dot.

Falling for Leaves close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment is part of the Falling for Leaves stamp set.  Stamp in Blackberry Bliss on a 1/2 inch white scrap.  Notch the ends using the Banner Triple punch.  Glue to the card.


Falling for Leaves inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card is stamped in Blackberry Bliss with a saying from the Falling for Leaves stamp set.  The leaves in the corner are stamped in Grapefruit Grove and Blackberry.

Falling for Leaves alternative colors card by Jo Anne Hewins

I tried this card using a different piece of patterned paper from the Nature's Poem pack and different card stock.  Which one do you like best?

Falling for Leaves duo of cards by Jo Anne Hewins

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OSAT September Blog Hop I Need a Hero

Welcome to the One Stamp at a Time September Blog Hop.  This month we are celebrating heros!  You might have just come from Raquelle's post.  I know you loved her projects!  If you are starting here, make sure that you visit all of the blogs in this hop.  September is a great month to honor our heros!

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With school beginning, I want to think about teachers.  My husband John and I are retired teachers.  I know that it is a calling.  Now, my daughter Jessie and her husband Robby are teachers.  They are so dedicated in their work with their students.  They are able to pull out the best in a person.  They are my heros. Here are my projects.

OSAT September Blog Hop I Need a Hero by Jo Anne Hewins

Let's start with the card.

OSAT September Blog Hop I Need a Hero Thank a Teacher card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Pool Party that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  The next layer is from the Subtles 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  It is the Pool Party piece cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  

The letters used are from the Lined Alphabet stamp set.  It's on page 174 of the Annual catalog.  This also has a coordinating edgelits called the Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies.  Of course you can buy them as a bundle, The Lined Alphabet bundle to save 10%.  To tell you the truth, the bundle is a little pricey, but I do love this card!

I am also loving the new 6 x 6 Designer Series Papers in the color families.  For this card I have used the Brights, the Subtles, and the Regals.  Stamp the letters in the Memento Black ink on any color that you choose.  I cut around each letter (rectangle around) and then glued them to white fun foam.  Cut each letter out with the edgelits.  Some of the letter will not cut out doing it this way.  Just use your snips to complete the cutting.  Lay out the letters and place them where you like.  Glue.  The card needed a something.  I used the Twinkle Builder punch to punch out some starts in various colors and glued them in place.  

Color a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine with the Dark Granny Apple Green Blend or any color you choose, really.  Tie a bow and add it to the t in thank with a glue dot.

OSAT September Blog Hop Teacher Thank You card by Jo Anne Hewins

The 3D candy treat is made using one of the 2 x 8 Cellophane Bags found on page 193 of the Annual Catalog.

OSAT September Blog Hop 3D Hero Item by Jo Anne Hewins

Take a piece of the Subtles 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper in Pool Party.  Cut it to 1 7/8 x 6.  This time stamp the letters, but do not glue to them to foam.  After cutting them out with the Layering Alphabet Edgelit Dies, place on the Pool Party paper.  Glue them down when you are happy.  Slip this paper inside the bag. 

OSAT September Blog Hop 3D item filled with candy by Jo Anne Hewins

Fill the bag with candy.  Make sure it all goes to the back of the insert.

For the header, cut the Melon Mambo paper at 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 and fold in half.  Stamp the Thanks from the Soft Sayings Card Kit stamp set in Melon Mambo.  Cut it out using the Stitched Shapes oval.  Glue to the header.  I used Tear & Tape on each end of the header to secure.

I showed this to my husband.  He pointed out that the insert could be taken out and used as a book mark.  I guess that's a good idea.

OSAT September Blog Hop I Need a Hero Teacher Combo by Jo Anne Hewins

Aren't these cute together!  I can't wait to give them to Jessie.  I guess you noticed that she is Mrs. Raeford.  I'm sure she will share with Robby.  You must remember that she is a girl.  This stuff is probably just too cute for Robby to really want it!!!!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #522 Tropical Chic

Hello to all of you!  So glad you have joined me for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we have a sketch.


This is the card that I made.  I used the Tropical Chic bundle and the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

CCMC #522 Tropical Chic by Jo Anne Hewins

I am one of those people who have a hard time cutting up my designer paper.  I did for this card and I love it.  Let me just say that the Stampin' Up! paper makes a card so pretty and so easy!

I started with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

I picked three different patterns from the Tropical Escape DSP.  The first covers the entire front of the card and is cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  That's the basic A2 size card.  I chose a mostly leaves print.  The next layer measures 3 x 4 1/2.  That's the Blushing Bride flowers layer.  The next layer of patterned paper is 3 x 3 1/4.  It has a green background with white leaves.

The banner is from Whisper White and measures 3/4 x 4 1/4.  The words are from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  Stamp in Shaded Spruce.  Add with dimensionals.

To decorate, I cut the leaves directly from the designer series paper.  Isn't is wonderful that the Tropical Thinlits fit the leaves on the paper!  Glue these down.  Stamp flowers in Blushing Bride and cut with the thinlits.  Add those with dimensionals.

CCMC #522 Tropical Chic inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying is from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  The lines are stamped in Shaded Spruce.  Add some of the left over paper to jazz up the inside!

CCMC #522 Tropical Chic and Tropical Escape by Jo Anne Hewins

So, get out your Stampin' Trimmer and cut up some of that designer series paper that you have.  You'll love the results!

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