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NC Demo Blog Hop: South for the Winter

This is the time in winter when we start thinking about warmer temperatures.  Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop!  Here we are wishing we were south for the winter.  Oh, we need those gentle warm breezes and the feeling of nothing to do.  Take me away!

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This is also the time in North Carolina when you just don't know what to expect.  It can be freezing one day and in the sixties the next or even warmer.

If you are just now joining us, I'm so glad you are here.  You will see some great ideas!  If you have been hopping along, you probably just visited Tamra.  She has great ideas.  Please continue on the hop.  NC has some very talented people! Last month I read the theme for February so I've had this card ready for a month.  I'm so happy to share it with you.  Here is my card.

Fabulous Flamingo with Waterfront card

The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

Make your own background for this card.  I used the new Waterfront stamp set.  The colors used are Soft Suede and Garden Green.  Just stamp randomly on the card.  Remember that you won't need to cover the center of the card.  I love this background.  Talk about the south and warm weather!

Use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut the Whisper White oval.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to cut the Soft Suede oval.  See how well these ovals coordinate.  What can I say?  It's Stampin' Up!  The brown oval is glued to the base.  The white oval is attached with dimensionals.

Fabulous Flamingo is the name of the stamp set used for the rest of the card.  The sentiment is stamped in Flirty Flamingo.  The palm frond is stamped in Garden Green.  Fussy cut this with snips.  I put a glue dot down near the stem.  A dimensional was placed at the other end.

The flamingo was the most difficult part of this card.  I would practice on scrap paper.  It turned out that I did best by stamping the large flamingo stamp in Flirty Flamingo.  It was easier then to stamp the black outline.  I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Last, I added the solid bird part in Blushing Bride.  Mine is not perfect.  I wanted my flamingo to hang off the paper a little, so I cut him out and then glued him to the oval.

Fabulous Flamingo close up

Here's a close up of the front of the card.

Fabulous Flamingo inside

Here's the inside of the card.  It has more palm trees from the Waterfront stamp set.  The sentiment is from the new stamp set Petal Palette.

Fabulous Flamingoand Waterfront

I've had the stamp set Fabulous Flamingos since the summer and never used it.  I'm feeling good that I finally gave it some attention.  I don't know why, but I just love this card.  I think it transfers me to a place far away.  I'm ready to that!

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Next up is Tracie.  You will want to go there.  Please visit all of us on the blog hop.  As I said, you'll be glad you did.  Thanks so much for stopping by. 

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Christina Walker

This card makes me think of summers spent in Florida. Such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing.

Toni Campana

Love this card, Joanne. And I also found that its easier to stamp the body first, then the outline. I loved this set as soon as I saw it in the catalog and now you have me wanting to go back to it :)

Tracie Evans Langley

Jo Anne, I love that you used the palm trees from the Waterfront stamp set in combination with Fabulous Flamingo! You are so clever! Thank you for sharing!


Jo Anne, I love your card and of course I love your Flamingo.

Kathy Svedberg

Flamingos are always a fun subject. Good job Jo Anne.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Christina. I'm glad you like it.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Toni. I need to use this set again. Once isn't enough, is it.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Tracie. I do love how this turned out!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Frances. I guess flamingos are old hat for you now that you are in Florida!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Kathy.


Jo Anne, Flamingos never get old for me.

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - What a great card! I love how you combined stamps from the Waterfront set and Fabulous Flamingo - brilliant!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Laurie!

Regina Lokken

Nothing speaks warm weather quite like the Flamingo :) Wonderful card! Love the combination of the two stamp sets!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Regina! I'm glad you like the card.


Truly Tropical! Looks great. I like to create my own dsp using stamps too.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Sue.

Carren Heartley

LOVE this Jo Anne!! You always do such amazing and pretty cards!!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Carren. I'm glad you like it. My daughter called me yesterday and told me to save her that card. She has the perfect person to give it to!

Sue Root

Lovely tropical card. Warms me up just looking at it.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Sue.

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