Flowering Blooms Happy Birthday Card

The Flowering Blooms stamp set is in the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog on page 70.  It's a lovely set.  I found myself in need of birthday cards.  I wanted to make something that would use the new Blending Brushes.  Here's what I designed.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Project by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Basic White Thick Card Stock 4 1/4 x 11.  Score it at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.  Fold the card as usual and then fold back at the second score line.  Adhere the space between the score lines to the inside of the card.

Decorate this space on the front of the card with patterned paper.  I used the Fine Art Gallery Designer Series Paper.  It measures 1 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Tie some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the paper and tie into a knot.

Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Flick some ink over the card front using a Terracotta Tile Stampin' Write Marker and rub it hard against the lid.  After drying for a few minutes, run over the surface with an Embossing Buddy or an old dryer sheet.  Set the flower stamp up on the Stamparatus.  You might want to stamp it more than one time and want to get it exactly in the same place.  It will be stamped in the lower right corner.  Stamp the flower with Versamark.  Make sure it was stamped well.  The next step is to use Clear Emboss Powder over the image and then heat with your Heat Tool.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

And now it is time for the Blending Brushes.  These are sold in the Jan-June Mini and come in packs of three.  Oh, my, they are wonderful.  It's so much easier to get smooth color!  Start a little off the paper and work your way on adding a little color at a time.  Build it up.  When you have it the way you like, rub over the embossing with a paper towel to remove the color from it.  Now the image really pops!

Run this layer through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

Attach to a piece of Terracotta Tile card stock that is 3 7/8 x 3 7/8.  Add to the front of the card.

The saying is from the Art Gallery stamp set.  Stamp in Terracotta Tile ink.  Cut out with the Floral Gallery dies.  This stamp set and the dies make up the Art Gallery bundle.  Add the saying with dimensionals.

Color some of the clear gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems with the Dark Calypso Coral.  Color several times to get them very dark.  Add to the white layer.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying is stamped in Terracotta Tile and is from the In Blooms stamp set.  Stamp a different flower from the Flowering Blooms stamp set down in the right corner.

Flowering Blooms Birthday Emboss by Jo Anne Hewins

So I have 5 of these going into the mail this week.  It's a busy birthday week.  I hope they like them.

I love making cards.  It just makes me happy.  Let me know if I can enable your happiness.  If you need supplies, I can definitely help you.  Read about my free class offer below with purchase of $50 or more.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  Shipping will be $2.  Class is ready to put in the mail asap.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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Free Tuesday Tutorial with Kangaroo & Company

Hello!  I have a free tutorial for you using the Kangaroo & Company Bundle.  I love this bundle.  In fact check out a recent post where I shared a Facebook Live making 3 cards with this set.  Find it here.  I digress.  I did not design this card but it is so cute.  You can't mess up with this set.

Tutorial Medley Kangaroo & Company

Who can resist that Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper as well!  It's a free choice with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.  It might be on back order at the moment.  Here are all the details and measurements for this card.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Kangaroo & Company (154502), Punch Party (155300) SAB Free

Cardstock: Rococo Rose (150882), Blushing Bride (131198), Basic White (159276)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708), Rococo Rose (150080), Blushing Bride (147100)

Markers: Rococo Rose (2019-2021 In Colors 150079), Blushing Bride (Subtles 147156)

Blends: Crumb Cake Combo (154882), Color Lifter (144608)

Tools & Accessories: Kangaroo Dies (154334), Heart Punch Pack (151292), Painted Texture 3-D Embossing Folder (154317), Opal Rounds (154289), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Designer Paper: Oh So Ombre 6” x 6” (155225) SAB Free

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Rococo Rose 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”

Cardstock #2: Rococo Rose 8-1/2” x 3-1/4” score at 4-1/4”

Cardstock #3: Blushing Bride 2 pcs. 3’ x 4”

Cardstock #4: Basic White 2-3/4” x 3-3/4”, 8-1/2 x 5-1/2” for stamping and die cutting

Designer Paper: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”

 

Instructions:

Stamp Scalloped heart with Blushing Bride on Basic White. Stamp saying in Black inside heart and punch out.

On White stamp large Kangaroo, smaller kangaroos, two envelopes and the bunch of hearts with Black.

Using masking technique stamp the word “love” on one envelope and You on the other.

Color images with Blends and Markers, then die cut.

Emboss the designer paper with Painted Texture 3D folder, then glue to base.

Glue Rococo Rose #2 centered on base. Glue Blushing Bride to front and to inside.

Using the bunch of hearts stamp hearts randomly on white using Blushing Bride, then again using Rococo Rose to create background. Glue to Blushing Bride.

Use Dimensionals to adhere large kangaroo and hearts to front of card.

Glue small kangaroos and envelopes to side panels (see picture).

Add opal rounds.

Use dimensionals to adhere scalloped heart to inside.

So If you want the download, Download Kangaroo and Company January 2020 Tutorial Medley

Free class with a $50 order using Host Code.  See below.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I think $2 should cover that.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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Note Card Holder and Note Cards & Envelopes Using Sweet Strawberry

Today I want to share a note card holder with two of the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes.  

Sweet Strawberry NC Note Card Holder and Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

We'll be using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle that consists of the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and the Strawberry Builder Punch from Stampin' Up!  We'll also use the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper that you can get for free as a Sale-a-Bration choice when spending $100.  Not only would you get the pack of paper, but an additional stamp set called Berry Blessings.

I made this set to share with the North Carolina SU Demo Facebook group and decided I must share it with you as well.  I first saw this note card holder several years ago when shared by Patty Bennett.  The original, I believe, was shared by Di Barnes.  You can find a download on Di's website.  Search for No-cut Patterned Paper Gift Folder.  The date is October 21, 2015.  Her site is listed as www.dianebarnes.blogspot.com.  Scoring for the folder is at 2, 6, 10 across the top, turn and score at 2 1/2 and 8 1/4.  It takes a 12 x 12 piece of paper.  If your piece is directional, start the scoring right side up.  It will be correct on the outside and upside down on the inside.  That won't matter so much.

I do have a video that I'll add for this project.  It does mention NC, but hopefully that's OK.  I'm going to let you watch the video for the folds of the note card holder or go download the directions.

 



Here are pictures of the two note cards.  

Sweet Strawberry NC Note Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

To decorate the holder, use Basic White card stock and the 2nd largest rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Both note cards also use the same rectangle, so cut three while you are at it.  Stamp the saying in the bottom right corner.  Stamp three of the leaves using Memento ink scattered around between where the strawberries will be.  Color with the Granny Apple Green Combo blends and the Light Daffodil Delight blend.

Punch strawberries from the Berry Delightful paper.  In all total with decorating the note cards, you'll need 3 strawberries from the Poppy Parade check and two strawberries from the Poppy Parade with seeds.  I cut a strip about 1 1/2 inches wide and ran it through to punch.  It still wastes a little of the paper.  Sponge around the strawberries with Poppy Parade.  Punch the strawberry toppers from the patterned paper that looks like leaves.  For this I paid no attention to the orientation of the paper.  The toppers are small and just need to look a little leafy.  In my original I did not sponge the toppers.   I did with the second one.  I think the sponging helps.  I used Garden Green ink.

Attach the white rectangle to a piece of DSP that is 3 x 4 a little askew.  Attach to the center of the note card holder on dimensionals with the white rectangle straight.

Sweet Strawberry NC Note Card Holder Card 1 by Jo Anne Hewins

Sweet Strawberry NC Note Card Holder Card 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

The note cards are made basically the same so I'll talk about them together.  Use the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes.  Cut 1 inch from the front of each card.  I featured different patterned paper for each card.  The first one uses the paper with the seeds for the front measuring 2 1/2 x 5 and the flip side with the strawberries for the inside measuring 1 1/8 x 5.  The same measurements are used for the second card, but using the leafy paper for the larger and the checked paper for the smaller.

Pull out the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle from above and stamp near the bottom in Memento ink.  Stamp the saying in the upper left in Poppy Parade.  Color the leaves as above and then color the center of the flower in Dark Daffodil Delight blend and shade a little using the Light Smoky Slate blend.  Add the strawberry with dimensionals.

When adding the rectangle to the card, remember that part of it extends over the card front.  No glue goes there!

Finish by adding designer paper to the flap of each envelope.

Sweet Strawberry NC Note Card Holder Open by Jo Anne Hewins

Need a little something to send to a friend?  Here you go.  Let me also say that you can get 4 note cards in the holder.  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  If you need supplies, I wish you would consider me as your demonstrator.  That is, if you don't already have one.  Between now and February 28th, I'll send you a class for free similar to this one.  It will have the note card holder and 4 note cards.  Read below.  You must order over $50 and use the Host Code below.

 

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  Shipping will be $2.  Class is ready to put in the mail asap.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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Facebook Live 1.20.21 Kangaroo & Company Cards

I love the Kangaroo & Company bundle from the Jan-June Mini Catalog.  I focused on this bundle for my Facebook Live this past Wednesday.  Here are the cards we made.

Kangaroo & Company Card Group by Jo Anne Hewins

I love that there are choices of hearts, flowers, a baby joey, or presents that can go in the kangaroo pouch.  You can even put them on a tab to pull out and replace with another.  It reminds me of paper dolls.

Kangaroo & Company Valentine Note Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The first easy card was made using one of the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes.  I simply stamped the envelope stamp randomly over the card front in Memento Black.  Color in the hearts with Stampin' Write Markers.  I used the Real Red from the Regals and the Blushing Bride from the Subtles.   I used the markers because they do not bleed through to the other side like Blends do.  I did not want to see it from the inside.

Wind some of the Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo around the card and tape where it will be covered by the heart.  Make a bow to add later with a rolled glue dot.

Stamp the saying from the Punch Party stamp set in Real Red on Blushing Bride card stock.  Punch with the heart from the Heart Punch Pack.  Punch the scallop heart from Real Red card stock.  Adhere the two and add to the card center with dimensionals.  

Add the bow.

Kangaroo & Company Valentine by Jo Anne Hewins

This card uses the patterned paper from the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper.  

The base is Real Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold at 4 1/4.  The Blushing Bride layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  I trimmed just a tiny bit from the side.  The 3 patterned of  Snail Mail paper are 1 5/8 x 3 3/4.  I started gluing with the hearts paper and then added each one butting them up against each other.  Add this layer to the card front.

The heart is from Blushing Bride card stock and is cut from the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Use the scalloped large die and the heart both to cut this out.  The heart alone only makes the stitching.  The scallop piece can be added if you wish.  Use the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder to add some texture to the heart.  Glue to the center of the card.

Stamp the large kangaroo and the joey in Memento.  Color with the Crumb Cake combo, the Ivory blend, and the Dark Petal Pink blend.  Cut out with the Kangaroo dies.  Add with dimensionals.   Stamp the hearts with Memento and color with the Real Red Combo blends.  cut out with the dies and add with dimensionals.

The saying is from the meant to Be stamp set.  Cut out with the rectangle in the Kangaroo dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Cut small hearts using the Stitched Be Mine dies and add them to the card front.

Kangaroo & Company Family by Jo Anne Hewins

This card starts with a basic size base of Rococo Rose.  The Blushing Bride layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  The designer paper from the Paper Blooms Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper is 3 3/4 x 5.

Before adhering the layers, cut the largest oval from the Layering Ovals dies from the Blushing Bride layer.  Use the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder with the oval.  Add the oval to the center of the card.  

Run a length of the Blushing Bride twine around the card and tie in a bow.

Stamp the big kangaroo, the child kangaroo, and the baby.  Color with the Smoky Slate combo blends and the Dark Petal Pink blend.  Cut with the dies.  For this card the baby is added to the top of the tab.  Watch how you add the big kangaroo to the card so that you can add the baby and also take it out.  Add the child.

The saying is from the Kangaroo & Company bundle.  Add with dimensionals.  Use the Rococo Rose pad.

For this card we also stamped the hearts, the presents, and the flowers so that they can be interactive on the card.

I think my granddaughter Sagan will be playing with this card.

Kangaroo & Company Family Pouch Selections by Jo Anne Hewins

So, here is the Facebook Live.  Please enjoy and share if you feel others might enjoy.  I would also love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

 

Thanks.   I highly recommend the Kangaroo & Company bundle. 

Kangaroo & Company Card Group by Jo Anne Hewins

Free class with a $50 order using Host Code.  See below.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I think $2 should cover that.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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Free Friday Tutorial Always in My Heart

Always in My Heart can be found on page 12 of the Jan-June Mini.  It's part of the whole Love You Always Suite.  I did not design the card for today, but it's a beauty!

Tutorial Always in My Heart

WOW!  I know you want all the particulars.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Always in My Heart (154337)

Cardstock: Basic White Thick (159229), Blushing Bride (131198), Rocco Rose (150882), Basic White (159276)

DSP: Love You Always Specialty (154280)

Ink: Rocco Rose (150080)

Tools & Accessories: Floral Heart Dies (154306), Pastel Pearls (154571), Blushing Bride Ribbon (154283), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Measurements:

Card Base: Basic White Thick 4.25” x 11”, scored at 2.5”, 4”, 7”, 8.5”

Cardstock #2: Blushing Bride 4 1/8” x 1 3/8” (two pieces) AND 3.5” x 3.25”

Cardstock #3: Rocco Rose 3.25” x 3”

Cardstock #4: Basic White 4.25” x 4.5” to stamp heart and cut die

Designer Paper: (Rocco Rose) 4 1/8” x 2 3/8” (two pieces) AND 4 1/8” x 2 7/8”

Instructions:

Cut card base from Thick Whisper White CS and score per above measurements.

Fold on score lines per the example below.

Cut DSP per above measurements.

Attach the DSP and the narrow Blushing Bride pieces to the card base.

Stamp greeting in the center of white piece.

Position die around the sentiment. Hold in place with a sticky note and die cut.

Adhere two remaining CS pieces together.

Adhere to the center panel of front using dimensionals.

Use mini dimensionals behind the lacey heart and adhere to the center panel.

Center the heart in the open space and adhere flat to the card stock.

The outside lacey heart is raised up above the inside heart sentiment piece.

Add a small bow to the top left of the center panel.

Add 3 or 5 pastel pearls as desired.

If you want to download this tutorial, Download ALWAYS IN MY HEART (1)  There's an additional picture of this fold on the tutorial.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful.  This is a great fold and very easy too.  Valentines will be here before you know it.  Be prepared!

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I'll let you know.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

 

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