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Marigold Moments Dies

I have a sweet card for you today focusing on the Marigold Moments Dies.  These flowers are so easy to make with only three dies for these flowers.  The rest of the dies cut out images from the Marigold Moments stamp set.

Marigold Moments dies  Nature's Prints  Cane Weave 3D EF  Scalloped Contours dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

This card is easier than it looks.  Here are all the details.


The base of this card is Thick Basic White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.  Use your Bone Folder.  

Cut a piece of Basic White 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Run this through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue to the front of the base.  

Cut a rectangle using the 3rd die in in the Scalloped Contours dies.  Again use Basic White.

Marigold Moments dies  Nature's Prints  Cane Weave 3D EF  Scalloped Contours dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

We'll finish this layer before adding it to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Use the Marigold Moments dies.  I suggest that you might want to use the Adhesive Sheets when cutting the pieces of the flowers.  Cut four of each part if you want one to go inside of the card.  Use Highland Heather for the solid part of the flowers.  Gorgeous Grape is the color I used for the detailed part of the flowers.  The stem and leaves are Shaded Spruce.

Arrange the flowers before you pull off the backing to see how you want everything to go.  I ended up cutting off one of the leaves for the two upper stems.  Adhere the upper part first.  I did not use dimensionals on the flowers because they are used under the panel.  The bottom stem may need to be snipped a little.  Add the panel.

The saying is from the Nature's Prints stamp set.  Stamp in Gorgeous Grape on white scraps.  Cut this out with the second smallest circle in the Stylish Shapes dies.  Glue the part that overlaps the panels and add dimensionals to the part that does not.  Use the mini dimensionals.

Marigold Moments dies  Nature's Prints  Cane Weave 3D EF  Scalloped Contours dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Add the fourth flower to the inside of the card.  The saying here is from Nature's Prints.

Marigold Moments dies Card  Nature's Prints  Cane Weave 3D EF  Scalloped Contours dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

There you have it.  It is an easy flower to make since it only three parts to it!  To see a card using only the stamps, go here.  It's also in purples, but of course you could make a card in marigold colors!

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Marigold Moments dies Card  Nature's Prints  Cane Weave 3D EF  Scalloped Contours dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

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A Duo of Fragrant Flowers and Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

I thought I had a great idea for a card using the Fragrant Flowers stamp set and the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper.  I didn't like it.  I am not a metallics kind of person and the idea included gold embossing- a lot of gold embossing.  So today I have 2 cards for you.  It's a combination that tries to downplay the gold.

Fragrant Flowers Cards  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Gold Embossing  Card Duo  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here are the two.  It started as the top card embossing with the bottom card center.  So what do you think.  To tell the truth I'm just not sure.

Fragrant Flowers Card  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Gold Embossing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card has a base of Blackberry Bliss, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp around the edges of the card front with the large flower from Fragrant Flowers in Versamark.   Cover with gold embossing powder and melt with the Heat Tool.

The center piece is cut using the Scalloped Contours dies.  Cut a flower from the Favored Flowers DSP.  Use the Fragrant Flowers dies or your Paper Snips to cut it out.  Glue or add the flower with dimensionals.  The saying is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Fresh Freesia card stock.  Fussy cut around the words and glue to the card.

Fragrant Flowers  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Piecing Together Parts of Flowers  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card stamp around the outside part of the front of the card with the same flower but in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut some of the Favored Flowers paper out with the Deckled dies.

Cut out some flowers with paper snips.  You won't find this exact group of flowers.  I cut from scraps.  A couple of the flowers were even from the edges of the paper.  I tried to place them together in the middle of the layer.  Just play with it.  Them them after you have them together with dimensionals.

Cut some of the leaves and buds from the Distressed Gold Specialty paper in the annual catalog.  Add them with glue  wherever you think they should go.

Stamp the saying as on the first card and cut around the words.  Glue.

For both card the same inside works quite well.

Fragrant Flowers  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Piecing Together Parts of Flowers  Distressed Gold  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The sayings are from the Beautiful Thistles stamp set.

That's it.  What do you think?  I'm so glad you stopped by today.

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Fragrant Flowers  Favored Flowers DSP for SAB  Blackberry Bliss  Paper Snips  Gold Embossing  Card Duo  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

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Beautiful Thistle Bundle and Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper

Happy New Year!  I hope that you have a 2023 filled with happiness and lots of card making!  I'm usually very happy while making cards!

Our new January-April Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration will both begin on Thursday, January 5th.  There are so many wonderful new products for you to discover.  Earning more products for free make this time of year even better.  I can't share the new catalogs with you yet, but I will have them available for you to download sometime on Thursday from my Catalogs tab at the top.  If you want me to mail the catalogs to you, just let me know.  If local, come by and pick them up!

I'm using the Beautiful Thistle Bundle from the mini catalog page 60.  This bundle caught my eye when I first flipped through the catalog.  So, of course, I purchased it as soon as I could.

Beautiful Thistle Bundle  Day at the Farm DSP  Hive 3D EF  Classic Matte Dots  Watercolor Pencils  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Isn't this card beautiful!  I love how it turned out.

My base is Thick Basic White cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.  Take another sheet of Basic White cut to the size of the card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and run this through your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue this sheet to the front of the card.

The designer paper for this card is part of the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  It's called Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper.  I used the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut out the paper.  The Cherry Cobbler plaid is cut with the 3rd largest rectangle.  The Daffodil Delight stripe is cut with the 4th largest rectangle.  The plaid is glued on at an angle.  I would build the stripe design before adding it to the card.

Beautiful Thistle Bundle  Day at the Farm DSP  Hive 3D EF  Classic Matte Dots  Watercolor Pencils  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the large image flower on a piece of Basic White with Memento ink.  Stamp 2 of the smaller ones as well.  I colored the flowers using Watercolor Pencils.  Stampin' Up! has 2 assortments of the pencils.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Granny Apple Green from Assortment 2.  Then I added some Old Olive to the green area.  It's from the first assortment.  Use a Blender Pen to smooth out the colors and blend them.  Cut the flowers out with the Beautiful Thistle dies.

Add the large flower first by adding glue to the stem and dimensionals to the flower part.  Do the same with the smaller flower.  Part of this flower will be on top of the larger so add here with glue and use dimensionals on the part that does not overlap.  My stems extended below the designer paper so I just trimmed them even.

Stamp the saying from Beautiful Thistle on a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White.  Trim even with the designer paper and notch the other end.

Tie a bow of Linen Thread and add with a glue dot.  Add the saying with dimensionals being careful not to put dimensionals over the bow knot.

For embellishments, color some of the Classic Matte Dots with a Dark Cherry Cobbler blend.  Add to the card.  Make sure they are dry.

Beautiful Thistle Bundle Card  Day at the Farm DSP  Hive 3D EF  Classic Matte Dots  Watercolor Pencils  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside, add another saying from the stamp set.  Glue in the left over flower.

Beautiful Thistle Bundle  Day at the Farm DSP  Hive 3D EF  Classic Matte Dots  Watercolor Pencils  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you go.  I love how the Watercolor Pencils look with the card.  Since those colors do not bleed through, I could have just stamped the flower on the inside of the card and colored it there.

Beautiful Thistle Bundle Card  Day at the Farm DSP  Hive 3D EF  Classic Matte Dots  Watercolor Pencils  Pictured with Stamp Set  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Get out those Watercolor Pencils and use them!  I will be doing that more often!  Thanks for giving me some of your time today.  I am honored.

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Hope & Prayer with Texture Chic Designer Series Paper

I just recently got the stamp set Hope & Prayer.  It's on page 71 of the annual catalog.  This is a great set for a religious card.  I think it would be good for a sympathy card as well.  

Hope and Prayer  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card I also used the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper.  I don't use gold very much, but I really do like how this card turned out.  I used a base of Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and use a Bone Folder to burnish the fold.

Cut the DSP to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue to the front of the card.  I like to use glue because it has a little give to it, but not for long.  This paper will cover the entire front of the card.  If you end up with a little white from the base showing, just trim it off.  Cut off any extra you might have with paper snips.  If you turn to the back and cut it seems easier for me.

Hope and Prayer  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the saying stamp on Basic White with Versamark.  Before stamping use an Embossing Buddy over the surface to remove static.  SU does sell this item in the July-December Mini on page 49.  It's part of a kit called the Embossing Additions Tool Kit.  Use the Gold EP that's part of the Metallics Embossing Powders.  Our Heat Tool is used to melt the powder into beautiful gold.  At the same time stamp and emboss the dove.

Cut the saying out with the Stylish Shapes dies.  Cut the larger fatter banner at the same time using a different print from Texture Chic.  Fussy cut the dove with paper snips.

Hope and Prayer  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Cut the banner from the DSP in half.  To make the banner appear longer glue the banner parts on each side of the circle.  I used the lines on my Grid Paper to make sure the sides are straight.  You might even trace the sides of the banner on the back of the circle before you cut it.  Add to the card near the bottom of the card.  Use dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Sheets to add the circle and banner.  Did you know that you can cut the foam sheets with dies.  I cut the next smallest circle from the foam for this purpose using the Stylish Shapes.

The gold trim is from the Simply Elegant Trim from the annual catalog.  I put a glue dot right above the circle and looped the trim back and forth using the glue dot to hold it.  Use a dimensional and glue dots to add the dove.

Complete the card with some of the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Hope and Prayer Card Standing  Texture Chic DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallics Embossing Powders  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

Gold embossing is a technique that I don't use that often.  Every time, though, it's like magic.  Why don't I do that more???  I think I'll make a few more of these cards.  It's really pretty and it's not that hard to do.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate it!

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Encircled in Friendship CASE of page 100 of the Catalog

For the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge we are casing the Stampin' Up! catalog page 100.  I chose to use the sketch of the card.  I used the Encircled in Beauty bundle and the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper.

CCMC #673 Encircled in Beauty by Jo Anne Hewins

The card starts with a base of Thick Basic White that is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.  

The Crushed Curry designer paper is cut to fill the entire front of the card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The checked paper is on the back of this paper.  Cut three of them 1 1/4 x 3 5/8.  Add these with dimensionals.  I started with the one in the middle and then added the ones on the sides.  I use my Grid Paper to help me keep things straight.

The Basic White circle is the inside of the largest doily in the Encircled in Beauty.  Stamp the larger flower stamp in Memento Black and color with the Granny Apple Green, the Daffodil Delight, and the Calypso Coral Blend Combo sets.

Cut the smaller doily in white from the dies.  You will need to cut around this doily in the center to cut off some parts that will stick out and then add the circle with dimensionals.  Glue to the center checked strip.

CCMC #673 Encircled in Beauty Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the stamp set.  Cut it apart and glue to the card front.

CCMC#673 Encircled in Beauty Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, add the saying and the small flower.  Color with blends.

CCMC#673 Encircled in Beauty Project by Jo Anne Hewins

I appreciate your time today.  I hope that you found some inspiration.

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