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Countryside Inn Suite Collection Sampler Frame

I have a frame to share with you today.  The frame is made using the Countryside Corners dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Around the Bend dies, Cheerful Daisy dies, and the Dainty Delight dies.  There was lots of cutting, but it was all worth it.  This is a 9 x 9 frame that came from IKea several years ago.

Cheerful Daisies dies Frame Wall Background No Glare  Around the Bend dies  Dainty Delight Dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Countryside Inn DSP  Boho Blue CS  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

My Luv 2 Create Team met this past Saturday.  We made this frame as our project.

I'll go through section by section and tell you a little about each of them.

Cheerful Daisies Frame Upper Left  Dainty Delight dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Ribbon Duo Combo Pack. Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is the upper left side of the frame.  Use the Stylish Shapes dies to cut a Basic White circle (second circle in) and a Boho Blue circle (3rd one in).  Decorate with the long stem from the Dainty Delight dies in Lemon-Lime Twist.  Cut 2 of the Fresh Freesia flowers and 2 stems in Granny Apple Green.  Use a Blending Brush to add color to the Fresh Freesia flowers.  Tie knots of the Lemon-Lime Ribbon from the Duo Ribbon Combo Pack.  Glue everything.  Add the knots with rolled up glue dots.

Cheerful Daisies dies Frame Upper Right  Around the Bend dies  Dainty Delight dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This section is the upper right.  Use the Countryside Corners dies to cut a shape from the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper.  Cut two of these because you'll need another for another area of the frame.  Use the 4th die in. 

Use Granny Apple Green cardstock a little larger than the shape you cut from designer paper.  Angle and cut the leaves using the Around the Bend dies.  Cut this using the same die as for the designer paper.  Be careful how you angle the die so it will match close to the sample. 

Cut 7 flowers using the dies from Around the Bend.  If you cut two sets, you'll have an extra one.  Cut backings for the flowers using Lemon Lolly cardstock.  I admit, this was quite tedious but worth it.  Add the flowers on dimensionals.

The half daisies are cut from Lemon Lolly using the Dainty Delight dies.  Cut centers for the flowers using Pecan Pie cardstock.

Cheerful Daisies dies Frame Lower Left  Countryside Inn DSP  Dainty Delight dies  Countryside Corners dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the other shape you cut for this lower left part of the sampler.  Cut the long stem from Dainty Delight in Granny Apple Green.  Trim part of it away.  Cut three of the Fresh Freesia and add color with a Blending Brush.  Cut three of the daisies from Lemon Lolly.  Add additional color with a Blending Brush.  Cut centers with Pecan Pie.  Glue all of these.

Cheerful Daisies dies Fram Lower Right  Ribbon Duo Combo Pack  Dainty Delight dies  2023-2024 In Color 6 x 6 Paper Stack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Measurements for the bottom right are Basic White 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  The 2023-2025 In Color 6 x 6 Paper Stack Boho Blue piece is 3 3/8 x 3 3/8.  Cut a long stem from Dainty Delight in Granny Apple Green.  Trim this stem as needed.  Cut 3 sets of leaves using the largest die from the Cheerful Daisies dies.  Cut the largest die again using Fresh Freesia cardstock.  Cut each of these flowers apart and remove any tags.  Add color around the edges wuith a Blending Brush.  Cut each flower out using the individual detailed dies for each flower.  Blend the edges.  Glue the flowers together.  Cut centers from Lemon Lolly using Cheerful Daisies dies.  Add the flowers with dimensionals.  Cut three Fresh Freesia flowers from Dainty Delight.  Add color with Blending Brushes.

Just to be honest, I kept changing this section and ended up covering up some of the leaves.  Of course you fix them to please you!

Tie a bow with the Duo Ribbon Combo Pack and add with g glue dot.

Cheerful Daisies dies Frame pictured without frame  Around the Bend dies  Dainty Delight Dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Countryside Inn DSP  Boho Blue CS  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The frame background is cut from the backing of a designer series pack.  It measures 9 1/8 x 9 1/8.  The Boho Blue layer measures 7 1/4 x 7 1/4.  The Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper measures 7 1/16 x 7 1/16.  Glue those two layers together and add them to the background with dimensionals or with Foam Adhesive Sheets.  

Add each section with dimensionals.

Cut an additional largest die from Cheerful Daisies in Basic White.  Cut these pieces apart as before.  Add some of these pieces around some of the sections.  I wanted this to help lighten up the dark background.

I used a 9 x 9 Ikea 3D frame for my sampler.  I have had this frame for a long time so I don't know if they still have them.  I'm sure you could find something online.

This was a project for my Luv 2 Create team.  Here they are hard at work.  I did all of the cutting for them so they had to assemble.

Luv 2 Create Team 5.4

Luv 2 Create Team 5

It was a great day followed by lunch at a favorite restaurant.  Want to join my Luv 2 Create Team?  I'm happy to help you!

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I'm away right now for a few well deserved days off.  My husband and I are on a tour across the US.  I won't have a post again until Thursday when I return with 2 that day.  If you miss me, please make a comment.  Sometimes I wonder if there is anyone out there!  Come back Thursday, please.  Until then, here are a few videos put out by Stampin' Up!  As I write this, I don't have access to many since the catalog is not actually live.  It will be live when you read this.  If you want to see more, go here, or go to YouTube and search for Stampin' Up! Channel.  More videos should be available for you showing more Holiday products.  See you Thursday!!!!!!










NC Demo Blog Hop for June Something New!

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for June.  I'm so glad to share some of the new products with you.  You may have just come from Toni's blog.  She is one talented stamper!  Don't you agree.  You might be starting here.  Either way, I'm so glad you are here.

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Today I'm going to share a scrapbook page with someone new as well as new products.  Many of you know that I'm a new grandmother.  This page is for little Sagan.  I'll warn you in advance that this post is a little longer than usual.

Little Twinkle scrapbook page by Jo Anne Hewins

I found it hard to get a good picture of this page.  It's really cute in person.  I started with the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.  All of the papers used are from the same paper pack.  Sagan's room has stars since she has the same name as Carl Sagan.  This paper pack is perfect for her.  It's also in her colors!

I stamped the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star several times in the upper corner with Gray Granite ink.  I then covered the sayings with clear embossing powder and heated.  This made the words a little shiny and made them stand out a bit more.  I also added the star and the love you saying the same way down the center of the background.

Litle Twinkle Sagan's name by Jo Anne Hewins

Little Twinkly scrapbook page close up of center by Jo Anne Hewins

The Large Letters Framelits were used to cut out Sagan's name.  I also cut a set from some white fun foam.  Adhere the two and then glue to the background.  The letters are under the first saying and over the middle two sayings.  Make sure that one saying will be under the letters.  Add some of the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the letters.  The bow is made from the Silver and Petal Pink Twine.

The Petal Pink stars and hearts are cut from one of the sheets of designer paper.

Use the Twinkle Builder Punch to make a stencil by punching it out of a piece of scrap cardstock.  Use the Shimmery White Embossing Paste to make the moon and stars in the upper right corner.  I also added just the stars here and there on the scrapbook page.  Here's a hint.  Some of my stars are not very distinct.  Make new stencils once the paste builds up on them.  I put a little of the paste on my Silicone Craft Sheet and used the Palette Knives to spread the paste over the stencil.  Make sure to clean your supplies quickly.  The paste dries fast and is hard to remove once dry.

Little Twinkle Shimmery Embossing Paste by Jo Anne Hewins

Lots of the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins were also added all over the page.

Little Twinkly scrapbook page of Sagan by Jo Anne Hewins

I covered a little notebook to match the scrapbook page using the same papers.

Sweet Baby covered notebook by Jo Anne Hewins

I needed to cut my cardstock at 4 1/2 by 7 for the front and back of the notebook.  Adhere using the Tear & Tape for durability.  Wrap a double piece of the Silver and Petal Pink Twine around the front cover and tie in a bow.

Stamp the Love You saying again in Gray Granite and emboss with clear embossing powder.

Sweet Baby notebook by Jo Anne Hewins

The baby is made with the Sweet Baby stamp set and the Bouncing Baby Framelits.  I found that I needed to cut two of the framelit that makes the blanket.  I wanted the back where the baby lays to be the same color.  I simply cut the back from one of the cut outs and glued it down to the other.  The baby was stamped in Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color with Blends.  I used Ivory, Light Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Old Olive.  You really only need to color the top part since the rest will be covered.  I put the first flap down with glue dots and the second down with dimensionals.  I've added a video to help explain.


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Sweet Baby and Bouncing Baby Framelits by Jo Anne Hewins

Add more stars with the Shimmery Embossing Paste and the stencil made with the Twinkle Builder Punch and the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins. 

Now my daugter Jessie can keep some notes about Sagan's day to day life.

Little Twinkle scrapbook page and Sweet Baby covered notebook by Jo Anne Hewins

Don't they pair nicely together!  I was so excited to see these great baby stamp set bundles.  The Little Twinkle bundle with the stamp set and Twinkle Builder Punch and the Sweet Baby stamp set with the Bouncing Baby framelits can be purchased with a 10% discount as a bundle.  If you have a little one or know someone who does, you will need these.  I know I did!

Now let's move on to Tracie's blog.  I know you'll love the something new she is using! She has such great ideas!  Thanks so much for letting me share my new little piece of heaven!

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