One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for August - New Beginnings

Hello to you!  This is the time of year for new beginnings however strange they may be here in 2020.  I'm so happy you have joined the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop.  You might have come from Candy's blog.  She is so very talented! 

Thanks so joining me for a while.  There are all kinds of new beginnings.  I've chosen to think about a new baby.  I haven't made a baby card in a long time.

OSAT August New Beginnings by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is Thick Whisper White that is cut to 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of the speckled Crumb Cake paper from the Guilded Autumn Specialty Paper.  It's not just for fall.  It measures the size of the card front, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Use the Well Said stamp set to stamp the saying in Early Espresso.  Some are the espresso ink, some stamped off first, and some stamped the third time or even 4th.  I wanted all of those tones.  To do this set up the saying on the Stamparatus in the middle of the clear plate.  Make sure it's straight.  Begin stamping.  I moved the paper all over the surface of the Stamparatus making sure that the paper was straight each time.  I did need to use the hinges to move the paper lower, too.  I love how this turned out.

Use the Wreath Builder dies to make the wreath.  A leaf wreath was cut out in Shaded Spruce and the more detailed wreath was cut out using Vellum card stock and in Just Jade.  Add glue sparingly around the circle part of the die.  I glued the vellum first, followed by the Shaded Spruce leaf, and then the Just Jade detailed.  By  just gluing around the circle part, you can fluff up parts of the wreaths.  Add to the center of the card.

OSAT August New Beginnings Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

To make the bow, pull apart the strands of Linen Thread.  I tied my bow using a bow maker.  Leaves the ties a little long.  Add the bow with a glue dot.  

The new Foam Adhesive Sheets are the star of the next part of the card.  Adhere some of the Petal Pink, a little speckled, paper from the Peony Garden Designer SeriesPaper to the Foam Adhesive Sheet.  Cut out the WELCOME using the Well Written dies and the BABY using the Playful Alphabet dies.  Add the WELCOME over the ties of the bow.  Add BABY at the bottom of the wreath.

The stars are made using the Stitched Stars dies.  This was a little time intensive.  We once had a punch with the little stars.  I guess it has retired.  Add the stars all over the wreath and the front of the card.

OSAT August New Beginnings Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card is simple.  The saying reflects the words on the front.  Add a few more stars.

For the 3D portion of the One Stamp of a Time hop, I made a gift card holder.

OSAT August New Beginnings Gift Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

The gift card holder is made using the Ornate Layers dies.  Cut the rectangle die from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and fold in half.  Add the gift card to the holder with a glue dot.

Decorate the holder in much the same way as the card.  Use 1/2 of each wreath cut using the same colors as the card.  Cut out the BABY again using the paper from the Guilded Autumn Specialty paper and the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Cut more stars using this paper also.

The saying is stamped in Early Espresso on white scraps and cut apart.  Add to the holder with glue dots.

Tie the holder shut with Linen Thread.  I did pull apart the strands again and used the holes already there from the die cut.  It was a little tricky to get the thread pulled through there.  Tie in a bow.

OSAT August New Beginnings Gift Card Holder Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the pair together.

OSAT August new Beginnings Card and Gift Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

A baby certainly means a new beginning in so many ways.  It's a miracle, you know.

Your going to want to continue on this hop all the way through.  I know you'll find lots of inspiration!

OSAT August New Beginnings Gift Card Holder and Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Merry Moose Brings Happy Holidays

The Merry Moose bundle is back sharing his happiness again this season.  I'm so happy Stampin' Up! has brought him back!  You gotta love the moose!  It's Thursday and I'll be sharing my card for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #625.  This week we have a sketch.

CCMC625

Here is my card for the week.

CCMC #625 Merry Moose Card by Jo Anne Hewins

So Stampin' Up! has a few items in the August-December Mini Catalog that are returning!  You know it's really hard to say good bye sometimes.  Now we don't have to, for a few items anyway!  Besides the Merry Moose stamp set, the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is back!

The base of this card is Thick Very Vanilla.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11 and is scored and folded at 5 1/2.   Add a piece of the Garden Green side of the check Toile Tidings paper.  It is cut to 2 1/2 x 5.  Start at the fold.

Stamp the larger evergreen tree from the Merry Moose stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch this with the 2 1/4" Circle Punch.  Cut a scallop circle that's just a little bigger using the Layering Circles dies.  Adhere the layers and add to the front of the card below center and a little to the right.

Stamp the moose in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla.  Color in the antlers with a Light Crumb Cake Blend.  Color in the rest of the moose with a Dark Crumb Cake Blend.  Punch out with the Moose Punch.  Add to the card with dimensionals.  Stamp the scarf and hat in Real Red ink on vanilla.  You do need to fussy cut these.  Glue the scarf.  Add a piece of a dimensional to the back of the hat.

CCMC #625 Merry Moose Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Add a strip of the Real Red paper across the hooves of the moose.  It's 1/4 x 3.  Stamp the saying in Garden Green on a scrap of vanilla.  Cut around the words and add along the strip of designer paper.

Add some of the snow flakes from the set in Garden Green.

CCMC #625 Merry Moose Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is stamped in Real Red.  Stamp the larger tree.  Stamp 3 times and then 2 more times, stamped off.  Add in a little of the tree trunks with a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.

Stamp, color, and punch the moose as on the front of the card.  Stamp a scarf and cut it out.  Add all to the card.

CCMC#625 Merry Moose by Jo Anne Hewins

I really love how this card turned out using the sketch.  I'll be making more of these!

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Poinsettia Petals Postage Stamp Card

I know it's just August but I have new Christmas supplies.  I just had to use them!  Here is my card using the Poinsettia Petals bundle and the Postage Stamp Punch.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Shaded Spruce.  This is fast becoming my favorite green!  The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Stamp over the front of the card base with the dots from Christmas Gleaming.  Use Shaded Spruce ink.

The 'Tis the Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is used for this card.  Pick four patterns and stamp with the Postage Stamp Punch.  Add these with glue to the card.  They could be added with dimensionals, but I was trying to think about mailing this out.  There's more to come!  Be careful with the spacing around the outside of the card and the spacing between each punch out.

The flower is cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Cut one of the smallest flower and 2 of the next smallest.  Add the flower cut out askew so that all the petals are showing.  Add with glue or a glue dot.  Fluff up the petals to give a little dimension.  Cut out three of the holly leaves from Shaded Spruce using the Poinsettia dies.  Add the leaves behind the flower, two on one side and one on the other.  Add three of the Basic Pearls to the center of the flower.  This is close to the Beaded Pearls sold in this suite, but a little less bulky.  Add to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Close Up of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  Stamp in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Add with dimensionals.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card has a saying from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.  Stamp in Cherry Cobbler.  Add more of the dots stamp from Christmas Gleaming in Shaded Spruce.

Poinsettia Petals and 'Tis the Season Project by Jo Anne Hewins

There you have it.  The Poinsettia Petal Bundle is so pretty.  You might also want to check out the 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper.  It's definitely great for those Christmas cards!

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Cute Fruit Makes a Great Watermelon Card

The Cute Fruit stamp set is in the Beginner Brochure.  You won't find it in the Annual Catalog.  I think the best part about this stamp set is the faces.  They are so cute.  So my watermelon had to have a smiley face of course.

Cute Fruit by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of my card is Melon Mambo measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. 

The front layer is Whisper White that is 4 x 5 1/2.  I suggest that you stamp the Melon Mambo part of the watermelon first.  Just stamp over the white layer randomly.  I do have some parts that go off the edge of the paper.

Now stamp the rind of the watermelon in Garden Green.  Don't worry about perfection.  Just do your best.

Stamp another watermelon on scrap white and cut out with your snips.  Add a smiley face with the Memento Black.

I just felt like something was needed to fill in the spaces, so I used the dots from the Comfort & Hope stamp set.  Stamp in Melon Mambo.

Cute Fruit Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Use a 1 inch strip of Whisper White for the label.  Stamp the saying from Cute Fruit in Memento Black.  Use the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch for the end.  Cut the other end straight.  Add the saying with dimensionals.  Then add the watermelon slice with dimensionals.

Cute Fruit Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  Stamp the watermelon slice in the lower corner and add some of the dots.  Stamp the saying from Cute Fruit in Memento.

Cute Fruit Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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A Beautiful World Friday Free Tutorial!

I've been sharing downloadable tutorials on Fridays.  Today I have one that I made using the stamp set Beautiful World.  Did you know that I'll send you 5 free tutorials for an order of $50 or more?  I'll share different ones from what I share on my blog.  They will be emailed to you.  This is my card for today.

Tutorial Medley for August Beautiful World Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's how to make it!

Beautiful World

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful World (152994)

Cardstock: Balmy Blue (146982), Granny Apple Green (146990), Shimmery White (101910), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Versamark (102283), Balmy Blue (147105), Granny Apple Green (147095), Balmy Blue Blends Combo Pack (154830)

Tools & Accessories: Clear Block E (118484), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185), Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding (151326), Tasteful Labels dies (152886)

Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Seal (149699)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Balmy Blue 5 ½ x 8 ½, fold at 4 ¼

Cardstock #2: Granny Apple Green 3 ¾ x 5

Cardstock #3: Shimmery White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8

Whisper White scrap for label

 

Instructions:

Stamp around the outside of the Balmy Blue card base with one of the world stamps. Use Versamark ink.

Use both of the world stamps to stamp on the Shimmery White card stock. Start in the center of the card and work out. Alternate the eastern and western hemispheres until the layer is full.

Cover with the white embossing powder and heat until melted.

Add Balmy Blue ink from the pad directly to the top of a clear block E. Now add Granny Apple Green ink in the same way to the bottom of the clear block. Get these colors as close together as possible without messing up your pads. Spritz with water several times. Spritz away from your direct work area. Lay the block on the shimmery paper and move to cover most of the paper with ink. Let this dry.

Adhere this layer to the Granny Apple Green layer. Use Stampin’ Seal generously or the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to make sure it sticks well.

Color a length of about 4 ¼ inches of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with a Dark Balmy Blue Blend. Add across the card and adhere the ends to the back of the layer. Add this on the lower half of the card front.

Add the layers to the card front.

On a Whisper White scrap, stamp the saying from Beautiful World in Granny Apple Green ink. Now stamp a world image over this in Balmy Blue stamping off first. Cut out this label with the Tasteful Labels dies. Add with dimensionals over the ribbon.

Color more of the seam binding with the Dark Balmy Blue Blend to make a bow. The amount needed will vary according to the type of bow. Add with a glue dot.

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Here are a few more pictures.

Beautiful World Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Beautiful World Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is what I did for the inside, not included on the tutorial.  The saying is from Itty Bitty Birthdays.

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