Facebook Live 9.15.2021 Paper Piecing Technique

Paper piecing is not a new technique.  It's been around but sometimes it's good to revisit.  I've been on a little paper piecing binge this week.  My brain is still not letting me concentrate, but I'm working my way back to it!  It seems like dressing "paper dolls" is helping me a little!  Here are the two cards we made.

Facebook Live 9.15.2021 Paper Piecing Duo of Projects by Jo Anne Hewins

I've three of our Sale-a-Bration stamp sets, Feels Like Home, Textures and Frames, and Counting Sheep.  Of course I had to use the Sheep dies as well.  Sale-a-Bration ends on September 30th.  Don't miss out on free gifts that you can earn with an order!

Facebook Live 9.15.2021 Paper Piecing with Feels Like Home by Jo Anne Hewins

For the first card the base is Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Run the front of the card through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the new Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  Tips are on the video.  Use a Blending Brush and Early Espresso ink to highlight the front of the card and make more texture appear.

Add a strip of Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper across the center.  It is cut to 1 x 5 1/2.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp my doorway on Basic White.  Cut out using the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Add some Crumb Cake color with a Blending Brush.  Stamp the door again on a piece of Beauty of the Earth paper that looks like wood.  Add some of the Adhesive Sheets to the back and then cut out the door.  Add to the already stamped image.

Early Espresso card stock is cut using the next largest stitched rectangle.  

Add each layer with Foam Adhesive Sheets.

Also used is the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and the Holiday Rhinestone Basic jewels.

The saying is from Feels Like Home.

Facebook Live 9.15.2021 Paper Piecing  Feels Like Home  Beauty of the Earth DSP by Jo Anne Hewins

The next card uses Textures and Frames and the Counting Sheep/Sheep dies.  

Facebook Live 9.15.2021 Paper Piecing by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Thick Basic White that is 4 1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5 1/2.

I used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper for this card.  Cut it to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Use the Stitched Rectangles to cut a layer of Basic Black. 

The next layer is cut from Basic White using the Scalloped Contours dies.  Use the solid circle from the Textures and Frames set, a piece of typing paper, and Pool Party and Pale Papaya pads to make the background for the card.

The video goes over how to paper piece the sheep.  There are lots of tips.  Make sure you use the Adhesive Sheets for your project!

Embellishments are the Pale Papaya In Color Ribbon and the Matte Black Dots.

Facebook Live 9.15.2021 Paper Piecing with Counting Sheep by Jo Anne Hewins

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3D Free Project Thursday Happy Fall Sign

Welcome to the 3D Free Project Thursday Happy Fall Sign!

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Time to start thinking about your fall decorations.  Oh the thoughts of cooler weather are so good to me!  I'm ready for that!  You are sure to love this fall sign.  Best of all there's a free PDF ready to download!  This project was created by Jennifer Merle-Hamscher.  You can find her blog at Whispers in Ink.

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To download this tutorial Download 9-16 PDF Happy Fall Sign.

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Counting Sheep Birthday Card with Paper Piecing

Hello and welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #682.  We have a color challenge using Soft Succulent, Cinnamon Cider, and So Saffron.

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With Sale-a-Bration, coming to an end in the next 2 weeks, I decided to use the Counting Sheep stamp set and the Sheep dies.  I'm also using the Textures and Frames stamp set.  It's also part of Sale-a-Bration!  Don't miss out on these great products!

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is So Saffron measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  The Cinnamon Cider layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Basic White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

I used the open circle from the Textures and Frames stamp set for my background.  I stamped the stamped off So Saffron first and then added the stamped off Just Jade.  Just add where you like.  Notice how I did go off the page with my stamping.

The sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set from the annual catalog.  I did use my Stamparatus so that I could stamp more than once and get a good dark image.  I used Cinnamon Cider ink.

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the sheep on Basic White using Memento Black.  Notice that on one sheep the ear is in the part with the designer paper and that on the other a leg is also inside the sheep's clothing.  You will need to stamp again on Basic white these areas of the sheep so you can cut that out and add.  Stamp the sheep again on the patterned paper.  I used the Soft Succulent paper from the 2021-2023 In Color Paper Stack.  Carefully cut out the clothing cutting away the extra legs and faces and stuff not needed.  Cut on the lines or just outside the black lines.  It's going to look perfect because you also have the black lines on the white sheep!  Add the clothing and then any ears and legs needed back in.  Color the hooves with a Dark Cinnamon Cider Blend.  Add a little Light Cinnamon Cider color under the cheeks and soften with a Color Lifter Blend.  Cut out the sheep with the Sheep dies and add with dimensionals to the card.

Cut some grass using Soft Succulent card stock and the Sheep dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Stamp party hats in Memento Black.  Color using the Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider Blends and cut out using the dies.  Add with a Mini Dimensional.

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of my card.  This sheep is stamped directly on the Basic White paper.  The saying is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set In Your Words.  This set is free with a $300 order during Sale-a-Bration!

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep with Stamp Sets by Jo Anne Hewins

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Feels Like Home and Pattern Party DSP

The end of September will be here before we know it and with it goes Stampin' Up!'s second Sale-a-Bration of the year!  There are so many great offerings that you can earn for free during this time.   To see the Sale-a-Bration Brochure click here.  My card for today is the set Feels Like Home.  This is my first time inking up this set.  I love it!

Feels Like Home and Pattern Party Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Host choice from the back of the annual catalog.  I do have a thing for black and white.

My base is Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Cut the gingham patterned paper to fit the card base at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Stamp the large scene stamp on a piece of the black with white dots paper from Pattern Party in Versamark.  Be sure to use an Embossing Buddy or old dryer sheet on the paper first.  Use the white embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powders to emboss.  Cut this out using the second largest frame from the Scalloped Contours dies.  Add this panel to the center of the card on dimensionals.

Feels Like Home Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the sentiment, stamp on a piece of Basic White in Versamark and emboss with black embossing powder, also in the Basics pack.  Cut this out with the smallest die in Scalloped Contours.  I actually cut the die again to make the tag fit my saying a little better.

Feels Like Home Tag Collage by Jo Anne Hewins

This is really easy to do!  Add a bow to the tag using the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.  For this card I pulled the ribbon through the holes at the end and then tied the bow.  Since this doesn't really show, I recommend that you make the bow and just add it with glue dots.  That's much easier and looks the same!

Finish off the card with some of the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.  It's the perfect touch!

Feels Like Home Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I did emboss the saying and the pot of flowers on the inside of the card.  All are from the Feels Like Home stamp set.

Feels Like Home and Pattern Party DSP Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Counting Sheep Bathroom Sign for Sagan

Family.  You may know that I've been sick but definitely on the mend.  My birthday was Saturday and my family came!  I was so excited.   It just seemed that I needed to touch each and every one starting with Sagan and Hazel the granddaughters and on to Jessie and her husband Robby and my son Jeff.  It was just so important that I see each of them.  We had a wonderful visit and the Greensboro crew spent the night!  It was a perfect birthday!

A while back Jessie asked if I could make a sign for Sagan for the bathroom door.  Our girl is growing up and using the potty now.  Sometimes she needs a little privacy just like the rest of us.  This sign should help her.  I had so much fun using the Counting Sheep stamp set and the Sheep dies!  These are only available until the end of September with our Sale-a-Bration offering.  I had so much fun dressing those sheep!  This sign is double sided and hangs from the door knob.  Here's a few pictures.

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Privacy Side with Bows by Jo Anne Hewins

And here's the flip side.

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Family with Bows by Jo Anne Hewins

This side has the whole family.

I started with 2 pieces of the Pool Party dots paper from the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper offering in the back of the Annual Catalog.  Each piece measures 6 x 8.

Our specialty designer series papers come with a thicker piece of cardboard in the packs.  I usually save these for 3D projects.  I cut 2 pieces of cardboard from one of these measuring just slightly smaller than my designer paper.  They were 5 7/8 x 7 7/8.  I probably could have added both sheets of designer paper to one piece of cardboard on each side.  Mine was really thick, but I do want it to last as long as possible.  It is made of paper you know!

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Privacy Side Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For this side, cut a fence using the Sheep dies from Smoky Slate.  Now you'll need 2 more for the back so go ahead and cut 3 of them.  I did add some more color to the fence using my Smoky Slate pad and a Blending Brush.

I used a paper piecing technique for the sheep.  For this sheep, stamp on Basic White card stock.  You'll need to stamp again making sure that you stamp the leg that's in the middle of the sheep.  Stamp again on the pink leopard print paper from Pattern Party.  I used my Memento Black pad for all of the stamping.  Carefully cut out the pink cutting on the line or just on the outside.  Cut away the face and the legs.  Add glue sparingly and add to the sheep.  Now cut out the extra leg you stamped and glue it in place.  Color in the hooves with a Light Smoky Slate blend.  I added a little Light Petal Pink Blend just under the eye and soften with the Color Lifter.  Now cut out the entire sheep with the Sheep dies.  I use washy tape but be careful because it can pull up a little of the designer paper.  Ask me how I know to tell you this!

Use a glue dot to position the sheep to the fence and then turn it on the back and add dimensionals.  I also cut up some of the Foam Adhesive Sheets into strips for the fence.  I wanted everything to be covered with foam to make everything last longer.  Put in place.

For the sign I added some of the Adhesive Sheets to the back of my pink leopard print and then cut out all the letters with the Playful Alphabet dies.  Just add to a piece of 2 x 4 1/4 piece of the designer paper from the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper.  Add a sheet of Basic Black card stock to frame.  It measures 2 1/8 x 4 3/8.  Now if I was doing this project again, I would cut an extra set of letters from Basic Black card stock (with Adhesive Sheet behind) and off set it behind my original letters to make them stand out a little bit more.  The entire sign is covered with a piece of the Foam Adhesive Sheet.  

Use the balloon from the sheep dies and cut out in Basic Black.  Cut off most of the balloon part and add this to hold the sign.  Tuck the balloon part under the sign.

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Family Side Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the back I stamped 4 sheep on Basic White.  Look carefully and see if there is anything on the sheep you'll need to stamp again, cut out, and add to the sheep after dressed.  If so, go ahead and stamp another sheep (or part of sheep) to the white.  Stamp the sheep on the designer paper you wish to use.  I used paper from Pattern Party and also from the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper.  Take your time cutting right on the line or just on the outside.  It will look great because you also have the lines from the original sheep.  It all comes together great!  Color the hooves and add a little color to the cheeks as on the other side.  The sun was cut using the Pattern Party DSP.  Add everything with lots of adhesives.  Again I used dimensionals and the Foam Adhesive Sheets to try to cover it all.  Place on the paper.

I used lots of glue, but added sparingly, to glue down each piece of designer paper.  The glue gives time to adjust your paper if needed.  Just do it quickly.

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Sides Ready to Glue Together by Jo Anne Hewins

Go ahead and add the holes for the ribbon.  I used a retired Crop-A-Dile for my holes.  I made a pattern for the corner and used that on each corner so they are in the same position.  Add glue and glue the sides together.  I made a sandwich for drying time.  

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Drying Sandwich by Jo Anne Hewins

I put down the project, my gray embossing plate, and then my closed Cut & Emboss Machine on top and left it alone for a while.

Add ribbons.  I used the Just Jade gingham ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack from the Annual Catalog.  I threaded the ribbon through and just tied it up above to allow room to put the sign on a door knob,  I also added ribbons at each hole because my Sagan loves a little fancy!

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Hanging Privacy Side by Jo Anne Hewins

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign Hanging Family Side by Jo Anne Hewins

This was a fun project.  I've had some trouble concentrating lately and dressing those sheep really helped me I think.  So here's the best pic!

Counting Sheep Sagan's Door Sign with Sagan by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for joining me.  This turned out to be rather long, but it is what it is.  I hope you can use this or that it helps you get some ideas!

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