Free Friday Tutorial Gnome for the Holidays

Are you ready for another Free Friday Tutorial?  I'm sure you are!  Today's card uses the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set.  I did not design this card.  I didn't buy this set.  I'm so excited to share this fun fold sample with you!

Tutorial medley Gnome for the holidays

Too cute!  Here are all the details for you.

Gnome for the Holidays

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Gnome for the Holidays (153322)

Cardstock: Mossy Meadow (133676), Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)

Ink: Memento Black (132708), Mossy Meadow (147111)

Tools & Accessories: Real Red Combo Blends (154899), Smoky Slate Combo Blends (154904), Old Olive Combo Blends (154892), Daffodil Delight Combo Blends (154883), Balmy Blue Combo Blends (154830), Ivory Blends (154922), Classic Label Punch, (141491), Detailed Trio Punch (146320), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Red Rhinestones (146924)

Designer Paper: Heartwarming Hugs (153492)

Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Seal (152813)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Mossy Meadow 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Cardstock #2: Whisper White: 2-1/2 x 5-1/4 (inside)

Cardstock #3: Whisper White: 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 (oval)

Designer Paper: Heartwarming Hugs (two patterns): 1-1/4 x 5-1/4

 

Instructions:

Mossy Meadow c/s: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

Score at 1-1/2 and 4-1/4, fold.

Add two panels of DSP to front flap and inside.

Stamp gnome with Memento Black Ink and color with Blends. Cut with larget Stitched Shapes Oval. Add to front flap with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp string of lights from tree image with Memento Black Ink on scrap Whisper White, color with Blends. Hand-cut and add to gnome hands. (I trimmed off one light on the right side to fit better.)

Stamp greeting with Memento Black Ink on Real Red cardstock, punch with Classic Label Punch. Add to oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp greeting on inside Whisper White panel with Mossy Meadow Ink.

Punch two “fleur” Corner Trio Punches from scrap Whisper White cardstock, adhere punched out pieces to front corners of card.

Add trio of Red Rhinestones next to oval.

You'll see more pictures of this project when you download the tutorial.  Download Oct 2020 Gnome for the Holidays.

I hope you will try this card.  You can always use the fold with other stamps, designer paper, and supplies!  Oh, by the way the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper is 15% off through the end of October!

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Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper Paired with Copper Brushed Metallics

Today we have a sketch for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 635.

CCMC635

I love this sketch!  Here is the card I designed using the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Copper Brushed Metallic card stock.

CCMC #635 Gilded Autumn by Jo Anne Hewins

With these materials and sketch, the card practically put itself together.  Start with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla that measures 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  

The first layer is cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, the same measurement of the front of the card.  I love the Mint Macaron background paper with the outlined leaves in copper.  Gorgeous!  The next layer is the Brushed Metallic card stock in copper that measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Run this through the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder.  Super gorgeous!  It just makes my heart leap!  The striped paper is cut 1/2 x 4.  It comes from the Gilded Autumn Specialty paper.  Add this strip so that it will stick out from the brushed copper.  The brushed copper butts up to the right side of the card in the center.

CCMC #635 Gilded Autumn Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the label, cut from Mint Macaron card stock using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  I wanted some shine for the words so the Stamparatus came to the rescue.

Adhere the saying, from Gather Together, to the Stamparatus.  Stamp on the label so that the saying is in the center in Early Espresso.  Now clean the stamp and ink it with Versamark.  Now cover with clear embossing powder and melt with the Heat Tool.  It's really prettier than this picture shows!  Add the label with dimensionals.

CCMC #635 Gilded Autumn Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, the saying is Gather Together.  Stamp it in Early Espresso ink.  Add the leaf print along the bottom, 1 x 4 1/4.  Add a thin strip of the stripe paper.  Mine is tucked just under the leaf print.  It's cut at 1/2 x 4 1/4.

I think this card is so elegant.  What do you think?  I'm so glad you choose to spend a little time with me today.  I know your time is precious and I appreciate it.  If you need a demonstrator, I would love to help you.  Need catalogs?  Just let me know!

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Dove of Hope Catalog CASE

Hello to you!  I have been loving the August-December catalog!  I love all of the samples in there.  What an inspiration they are!  The sample on page 72 showing the Dove of Hope bundle really caught my eye.  If you haven't already noticed this section in the back, all of the bundles are highlighted again.  All of them have different samples from what is shown earlier with the bundles.  I love that too!  Here is my version of this card.

Dove of Hope by Jo Anne Hewins

Mine is a little bit of a fun fold.

Start with a card base of Crumb Cake that is 4 1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5 1/2.  Cut off 1 1/2 inches from the front of the card.

The Cherry Cobbler check paper is from the 'Tis the Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  It is cut to 4 x 4 1/4.  This will fit the front panel of the card.  Make sure you have the orientation of the card correct.  The paper does not have a specific way it needs to go but the measurements do.

The wood look paper is from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper.  It is cut to 1 3/4 x 4 1/4.  It fits on the inside of the card to the right.  It does show since we cut away part of the card front.  If you are cutting for multiples of cards you might want to adjust the measurement to 1 3/4 x 4.  You'll get more from a sheet of designer paper.

From the Detailed Dove dies, cut 2 of the long stems, one in Old Olive and the other in Mossy Meadow.  Hint:  You might want to put Adhesive sheets on the back of the card stock before cutting.  This turns the stems into stickers.  It's so much easier to adhere.  Cut the dove and one wing from Whisper White.

Punch 2 sprigs of Soft Suede using the Sprig Punch.

Dove of Hope Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

To assemble, add the long stems on the lower third of the front.  Offset them.  Add the Soft Suede sprigs to the center behind where you want the dove to be.  I just used glue dots for this at the end leaving the rest of the sprigs free.

With a sponge dauber, add a little Soft Suede ink to the tail feathers and wing.  I might have gotten a little heavy handed with the color.  Remember that you can always add more color but you can't take it away.  Do as I say, not as I do!  Add a scrap of Basic Black behind the eye.  Add the wing to the dove and then add it to the card front.

Stamp the saying for the card in Soft Suede on Whisper White.  This is from the Dove of Hope stamp set.  Cut out with the Tasteful Labels dies.  When you adhere this remember that part of the saying extends over the edge of the card front.  Don't put glue on that part!

Dove of Hope Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, use a piece of Whisper White cut to 3 1/2 x 4.  Stamp the saying in Soft Suede from Dove of Hope.  Add an Old Olive sprig at the bottom.  Again, I would think about using the Adhesive Sheets for this!

Dove of Hope Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I really do love this card.  I know, I'm doing a lot of loving today.  That's OK.  The world needs it!

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New! Free Tuesday Tutorial Ornamental Envelopes

I'm going to try to add in Free Tuesday Tutorials.  Let me know what you think about that.  I belong to a group of demonstrators that share tutorials with each other.  You should benefit!  I didn't make this card using the Ornamental Envelopes bundle.  I do know that you are going to love it!

Tutorial medley ornamental envelopes

I love this card!  Here are all the details.

Ornamental Envelopes

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Ornamental Envelopes (153434)

Wrapped in Christmas (153481)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla Thick (144237), Very Vanilla (101650), Gold Foil Sheets (132622)

Ink: Versamark Pad (102283), Night of Navy (147110), Mossy Meadow (147111)

Tools & Accessories: Stamparatus (146276), Envelopes Dies (153531), Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (102129), Heat Tool (129053), Gilded Gems (152478), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Designer Series Paper: Brightly Gleaming DSP (150429)

 

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Thick card base: 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Designer Series Paper: 4 1/4” x 2”

Gold Foil: 2 3/8” x 5/8”

 

Instructions:

Place Vanilla Cardstock in the Stamparatus and position the stamp with the ornaments to the far right of the cardstock. Stamp with Versamark and heat emboss with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Fold Very Vanilla card base back on itself so that it is ‘inside out’, and place in Stamparatus with the fold on the left. Repeat the stamping and embossing that was done on the first piece of Vanilla Cardstock. Remove from Stamparatus and fold back so that the embossing is on the inside.

Using Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the greenery above the ornaments on both pieces of cardstock.

Stamp the inside sentiment with Night of Navy Ink.

Attach the card front to the card base temporarily, and die cut the ornaments using the Envelopes dies. Be sure to have the card open in the die cutting machine so you only cut through the card front. You may need to run it back and forth a few times to cut through the two layers.

Set aside the ornaments from the card front and save for another project.

Remove the card front from the base, and trim two pieces from the left side of the card front; one 1” wide and the second 3/4” wide. Put aside the 3/4” strip to use for the sentiment.

Attach the strip of Designer Series Paper to the card front, about 1/2” from the left.

Attach the two pieces of vanilla card stock to the card front with Dimensionals; the 1” strip lined up on the left against the fold of the card base, and the die cut piece lined up with the die cut ornaments on the card front.

Stamp the front sentiment on to the 3/4” Very Vanilla strip and trim to 2 1/4” x 1/2”. Attach to Gold Foil strip and then to the card front with Dimensionals.

Decorate the card front with Gilded Gems.

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Jar of Flowers Daisies

Good morning to you today!  I'm so glad you have joined me.  I'm sharing a card made using the Jar of Flowers bundle.  This consists of the Jar of Flowers stamp set and the Jar punch.

Jar of Flowers by Jo Anne Hewins

I love daisies so that is the inspiration for my card today.

Start with a card base of Garden Green 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold at 4 1/4.

The wood look paper is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.   Each strip is cut at 1 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Glue a strip near the bottom of the card front at an angle.  Glue the next 2 strips with a little space between and at the same angle.

The patterned paper in the center is from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper.  Cut it to 3 x 4.  That's a great measurement to use for making multiples of cards.  You'll get 12 from each 12 x 12 sheet.

For the jar, stamp it on a piece of Whisper White in Memento Black ink.  The Jar of Flowers stamp set is one of the reversible stamp sets.  Take the stamp that looks like it would be water in the jar and turn it to the smooth side.  Stamp off Pool Party ink to stamp the water.  Clean off the stamp and turn it over.  With a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker color in the two oval lines that show the water line.  Stamp at the top of the water mark.  Do this because you do not need another set of the lines that indicate a glass jar.  Stamp the stems in Memento Black making sure that you go all the way up to the top of the jar.  Color in the stems with a Light Old Olive Blend.  Punch out the jar with the Jar Punch.  Add with dimensionals.

Jar of Flowers Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the flower bunch in Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color in with the Light Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo combo, Mango Melody combo, Dark Granny Apple Green, Light Old Olive, and Light Mossy Meadow blends.  Sorry to say, but you must fussy cut the flowers.  Add with dimensionals making sure to cover the top lip of the jar.

Stamp the word HELLO in Garden Green on a scrap of Whisper White.  This stamp is from the Love of Leaves stamp set.  Cut out using the oval label from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box dies.  Add to the jar of flowers using a glue dot over the jar and a dimensional where it extends beyond the jar.  Add a bow of Linen Thread with a rolled up glue dot.

Jar of Flowers Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The sentiment on the inside is from the So Sentimental stamp set.  Stamp it in Garden Green.  Stamp the flowers in the lower right corner and color in as on the front.

Jar of Flowers Project by Jo Anne Hewins

The Jar of Flowers is a bundle that I haven't used very much.  I did have a card using it last week.  Find it here.

Let me also mention that the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper are 15% off through the end of October!

Thanks for your time today.  Have a wonderful day and I hope you stamp.

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