NC Demo Blog Hop It's Time to Leaf Summer Behind

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for September.  The hot temps are gone, thank goodness!  It's time to enjoy my favorite time of year, fall!  Of course as people from NC know, those summer temps can come creeping back taunting us with Indian Summer.

I panicked a little when I saw the theme of the month.  I didn't buy the leaf bundles, Season of Chic from the annual or Fond of Autumn from the Mini.  I thought about using the Perched in a Tree bundle.  All of those are just some of the great fall sets.  I decided to go in a completely different direction.  This card is so pretty in person!

Leaf Fall EF Card  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

My base is Early Espresso cut to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

The Brushed Metallic Cardstock has 3 different tones of gold tones.  I hadn't opened this pack so I cut a piece of the lightest gold color to 3 3/4 x 5.  Cut this out again using the 2nd largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Now run this piece through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.  It's just beautiful!

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I pulled two of the leaf stems from my Forever Fern stamp set.  That set is a classic in its beauty in my opinion.  I used StazOn ink and stamped them on the other metallic tones from the paper pack.  I made a few of each, one of the darker gold tone and one on the copper tone.  I love how these stamps look on the metallic with lots of detail.  I suggest that you let these dry for a few moments and then cut with the Forever Flourishing dies.  

Leaf Fall EF Card  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I cut one of the stems from the Ranunculus dies in Early Espresso and then 2 of one of the flower stems from the Flowers of Home dies from Vellum cardstock.

My best advice is to take these parts and just play with the placement of them until you like what you get.  I used Mini dimensionals, glue dots, and a little of the Multipurpose Liquid glue to attach them to the card.

I used the Faux Suede Ribbon on this card.  I don't know why, but I added it a weird way.  I started way to the rignt and added the ribbon with a glue dot.  Then I pulled it to the other side and tacked it down again with a glue dot.  Pull the ribbon all around the front of the card.  As I pulled it back around I covered the raw end that was showing where I began.  Secure with a glue dot.  Pull the ribbon over past the decoration, secure, and bring the ribbon toward the lower right of the card.  Add glue dot.

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The Hydrangea Haven stamp set has several small sentiments that fit on a tiny tag.  The tag is part of the Hydrangea dies.  If nothing else this card made me search through my stash of stuff.  I had forgotten about that tiny tag.  Stamp in StazOn on the coppery paper.  Cut with the die.

Truthfully, I added the ribbon in a weird way because I wanted to tie on the tag.  I didn't want to tie around a lot of that ribbon.  I just put the Crumb Cake twine around one layer of the suede ribbon.  I used my Take Your Pick tool to pull apart all of the threads.  I used the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack for the twine.  I tucked the tag down a little behind the ribbon.  I'm actually hiding a little scratch on the tag, but don't tell anyone.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Basic White the same size as the paper on front with the Stitched Rectangles.

Leaf Fall EF  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The saying is from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.  I added one of my extra metallic stems near the bottom.

Leaf Fall EF Card  Forever Fern  Stitched Rectangles  Forever Flourishing dies  Hydrangea dies  Hydrangea Haven  Flowers of Home dies  Ranunculus dies  Brushed Metallic Cardstock  Vellum CS  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

North Carolina has so much talent when it comes to card making.  I hope that you will visit all of the posts on this hop.  We are about to Leaf the Summer Behind!  Next up is Laurie!

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Blog Hop Participants

Tina Lesson
Jo Anne Hewins
Laurie Meier
Toni Campana
Tracie Evans Langley

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop September 2022

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop for September.

No photo description available.We are excited to share projects with you. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects. Each month we will have a different theme based on the next month’s celebrations using Stampin’ Up! products.

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post in line. Happy crafting! This month’s theme is Halloween.

Here is my card.  I used designer paper from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper.  It's one of the Host benefits listed in the back of the July-December Mini catalog.

Celebrate Everything DSP  Garden Birdhouses  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Slimline Envelopes  Standing Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I made a slimline card for you.  The base is Thick Basic White.  It measures 7 x 8 1/2.  Turn to the 7 inch side and score at 3 1/2.  Be sure to use a Bone Folder to burnish the fold so that it's nice and crisp.

The slips of paper are cut to 1 1/4 to 3 1/4.  I needed three of 2 designs.  I alternated the designs.  They are not straight up and down but a little askew.  Add with dimensionals or with the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

Celebrate Everything DSP  Garden Birdhouses  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Using the Metallic Mesh Ribbon tie a large bow and attach to the card with a glue dot at the knot.  I think this ribbon is my favorite!

For the banner, use the Stylish Shapes dies.  Cut the longer and thicker banner from Crushed Curry cardstock.  Add the banner with dimensionals.  Make sure that the dimensionals on the back do not go over the knot of the bow.  You could actually add the dimensionals to the card front on each side of the bow to make sure. 

Add a bit of the striped designer paper, from the same DSP pack, to the center.  It measures 1/2 x 2 1/2.  The spider is part of the Bewitching stamp set.  Stamp on white scrap with Memento Black ink and then cut around it with paper snips.  The word hello is from the Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  Stamp it on a scrap and cut around it.  Glue to the banner.

Finish off with some of the Classic Matte Dots.

Celebrate Everything DSP  Garden Birdhouses  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Slimline Envelopes  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the envelope, cut a piece of designer paper just a little bigger than the flap.  Glue it close to the fold.  Now trim around the flap with paper snips.  Look in the annual catalog for Slimline Envelopes!

Here is the inside of the card.

Celebrate Everything DSP Card  Garden Birdhouses  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Slimline Envelopes  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I just added two strips of designer paper and cut out another spider.

Celebrate Everything DSP Card  Garden Birdhouses  Stylish Shapes dies  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Slimline Envelopes  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for checking out the Luv 2 Stamp blog hop!  Don't forget to visit all of the posts.  You'll get fantastic Halloween ideas!

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Christy Frank-CA 
Tammy Civello-CA 
Teri West-AK 
Sandra Hernandez-GA 
Dawn Sandner- CA 
Danielle D. Diaz-NM 
Wendy Varron- MD 
Kurstan del Rosario-CA 
Gloria Plunkett-GA 
Jo Anne Hewins-NC 
Taleena Koch-WA 

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Leaves of Holly and the Aspen Dies

The Aspen dies grabbed my attention immediately when I first flipped through the July-December Mini Catalog.  We made these Christmas Cards in one of my classes recently.  I think it's pretty.

Perched in a Tree  Aspen dies  Holly Berry dies  Leaves of Holly bundle  Brightest Glow  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I've said it before, I love the starkness of Basic White and Night of Navy together!

My base for this card is Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and burnish with a Bone Folder.  Use the Aspen dies to cut out the trees on the front.  Don't forget to open the card before you cut.  You just want to cut the front!

On the inside front cover glue in a piece of Night of Navy 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Hint:  Place the glue on the white branches inside.  Place glue lightly.

Perched in a Tree  Aspen dies  Holly Berry dies  Leaves of Holly bundle  Brightest Glow  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create 

Use the Holly Berry dies for the leaves and for the berries.  I used Pear Pizzazz for the solid leaves and Old Olive for the detailed ones.  I used Adhesive Sheets on the back of the Old Olive cardstock before cutting.  The solid berries are in Real Red and the detailed in Cherry Cobbler.  Again, I used Adhesive Sheets behind the detailed berries.

The saying is from the Leaves of Holly stamp set and cut out with the Holly Berries dies.  Stamp in Old Olive.

I did add the leaves, berries, and sentiment with dimensionals.

I usually add the inside of the card, but I only put in the sentiment.  Any Christmas one will do.

Perched in a Tree Card  Aspen dies  Holly Berry dies  Leaves of Holly bundle  Brightest Glow  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Peaceful Deer Fun Slimline

I have a super cute Slimline card for you today using the Peaceful Deer stamp set and the Deer Builder Punch.  It's also an easy card!

Peaceful Deer Slimline  Sweetest Christmas DSP  Deer Builder Punch  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Christmas Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The measurements for the slimline are 7 x 8 1/2.  Score at 3 1/2 on the 7 inch side.  Be sure to use the Thick Basic White cardstock.  It's perfect for the bases of cards.

I used the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper for the front of the card.  It is cut to 2 x 7 and goes in the center of the card.

I stamped the deer on Thick Basic White as well.  With those skinny little legs, I wanted a thicker paper that would hold its shape better.  It worked very well.

Peaceful Deer Slimline Christmas Card  Sweetest Christmas DSP  Deer Builder Punch  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I used the Stamparatus when stamping my deer in order to make sure I could have a good dark image.  Stamp 2 in Early Espresso, 2 in Soft Suede, and one in Real Red.  Punch with the Deer Builder Punch.  Be careful when you line up the punch.  If you stamp the deer on a strip make sure you leave a little space between them.  The punch has a few things on the side. I attached the deer with dimensionals on the head and body.  I didn't worry about the legs.  Start adding the deer from the right.  Add Early Espresso and Soft Suede.  Now go to the left and start there with Early Espresso and Soft Suede. Attach the Real Red deer in the middle so that all of it is on top, no overlapping.

My deer all needed a Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel.  They all need to shine!

The saying is stamped below the designer paper.  It's from the Peaceful Deer stamp set.  Stamp in Real Red.

Peaceful Deer Slimline Inside of Card  Sweetest Christmas DSP  Deer Builder Punch  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside, use another sentiment from the stamp set.  Stamp a deer down in the lower right corner.  I used Real Red.

I'll be making more of these.  They are easy and really cool.  I send a LOT of Christmas cards!

Peaceful Deer Slimline Christmas Card  Sweetest Christmas DSP  Deer Builder Punch  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Pictured with Deer Builder Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Peaceful Deer Slimline Christmas Card  Sweetest Christmas DSP  Deer Builder Punch  Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Merriest Moments and Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper

The Merriest Moments stamp set and the coordinating Merriest Frames dies and the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder were part of last year's mini catalog and they have returned this year in the July-December Mini.  It pairs wonderfully with the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.

Merriest Moments Bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Merriest Frames dies  Boughs of Holly DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I started with a base of Real Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  Cut off 1 1/4 inches from the front.

It's a bit of a fun fold, but simple.  

I'm going to admit that I had a hard time getting the die and folder to work together embossing and cutting at the same time.  I couldn't get all of it to cut that way.  It was easy to do it with the cut out only cut from Basic White.  It was also easy to insert the cut out into the embossing folder matching it all up.  That's what I did.  Then cut this cut out in half.  You can make 2 cards using both halves.  Glue the cut out to the front of the card making sure that the frame does not extend past the edges of the front.  Get the frame as close as possible without it showing.  Sorry about using the word cut so much!

Use the Boughs of Holly DSP for the front of the card.  Cut it to 3 x 5 1/2.  Use this paper to hide all of the white cut out except the part extending beyond the edge.

Merriest Moments Bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Merriest Frames dies  Boughs of Holly DSP  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the front of the card cut the rectangle with the Merriest Frames dies.  The saying is stamped in Real Red using the Merriest Moments stamp set.

On Basic White stamp the poinsettia in Real Red, the center of the flower in Crushed Curry, and 2 holly leaves in Mossy Meadow.  You'll want to stamp and cut another flower for the inside the card.  Cut all of these out using the coordinating dies.  Add the two leaves with glue or glue dots.  Attach the flower with a dimensional.

Merriest Moments Bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Merriest Frames dies  Boughs of Holly DSP  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card, Glue in a piece of the Boughs of Holly paper measuring 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  You'll need a piece of Basic White cut to 2 5/8 x 5 1/2.  Stamp the saying in Real Red from the stamp set and stamp the leaf.  Glue in the flower.

Merriest Moments Bundle  Merriest Frames Hybrid EF  Merriest Frames dies  Boughs of Holly DSP  Card  Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I love the stark white against the darkness of the designer paper.

Thanks for giving me a little bit of your day.  I hope you liked the card.  It's not too early to get started on those Christmas cards!

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