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NC Demo Blog Hop for July Summer Fun!

Hi! And welcome to the North Carolina Demonstator Blog Hop for July.  This month we are having some summer fun!

You might have just come from Tamra's blog.  She always has such great projects!  I'm so glad you are here!

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Here in North Carolina we have the best of 2 worlds.  We have the ocean and the mountains.  I have cards for both!

NC Demo Blog Hop Summer Fun by Jo Anne Hewins

I love going to the beach, but the mountains are my happy place.  Let's start with the beach.

NC Demo Blog Hop Summer Fun Beach card by Jo Anne Hewins

You know that the designer series paper sale is going on in July.  It's almost over, so don't miss out.  This card is made with the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.  Everything uses this paper.

The card base is Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  Cut a piece of the Crumb Cake paper 4 1/4 x 5 and cover the entire front of the card.  Stamp the net in Crumb Cake in several places.

The octopus is stamped on one of the Mint Macaron pieces of designer series paper.  It's from the Sea of Textures stamp set.  I did use the Stamparatus so that I could make it nice and dark.  The octopus, the net, the coral, sand dollar, everything else is cut out using the Under the Sea Framelits.

The sunglasses were stamped on a piece of Balmy Blue DSP in Night of Navy.  The glasses are from the Pocket of Sunshine stamp set.  Use the Pocket Framelits to cut it out.  I wanted it to appear that someone had lost their glasses while swimming.  Ask me how I know that happens!

NC Demo Blog Hop Summer Fun close up of beach card by Jo Anne Hewins

Place the objects as you would wish them to be and adhere.  The net is wrinkled and then glued.  The octopus is on dimensionals.  Some of the other objects are glued, put on dimensionals, or both.

The saying is made using the Labeler Alphabet and trimmed with snips.

NC Demo Blog Post Summer Fun inside of beach card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  All stampin is Sea of Textures.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  Colors used are Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Mint Macaron, and Night of Navy.

NC Demo Blog Hop Summer Fun mountains by Jo Anne Hewins

This card also uses designer series paper.  I don't think I can explain how I made this.  It was a lot of trial and error and changes.  Instead I'm going to list the supplies I used.  They are many!

Stamp sets are Colorful Seasons, Lilypad Lake, Beautiful You, and Waterfront.

Framelits and thinlits used are Lakeside Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Nature's Roots Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Up & Away Thinlits.

Designer papers used are Share What You Love Specialty, Tranquil Textures, Wood Textures, Tropical Escape, Regals 6 x 6, and the 2018-2020 In Color 6 x 6.

I also used the 1" circle punch, Light Granny Apple Green and Light Soft Suede Blends, and Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede ink pads.

That's a lot! NC Blog Hop Summer Fun inside of mountain card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  Supplies are in the list above.

NC Blog Hop Summer Fun Beach and Mountains by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are inspired to get some of the designer series paper while it's on sale.  Time is running out!

Tracy is next.  Please continue on the hop.  You'll get some great ideas!

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Toni Campana

Jo Anne, I love how you combined the ocean and the mountains! So clever :) Both cards are very well done.


Jo Anne, you are right you have the best of both worlds in NC ~the beach and the mountains. You captured both nicely. Thanks for sharing.

Tracie Evans Langley

Another fantastic post filled with amazing tips and two wonderful projects! Love that you made two cards that are so different yet both are totally perfect for our NC summers! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Toni. The beach is great, but my heart goes to the mountains.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Frances!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Tracie. You are too kind!

Sue Root

Your cards capture summer in NC beautifully. Funny enough, I never even thought about the mountains for the summer theme, but I've actually been to the mountains this summer and not the beach.

Jo Anne Hewins

Sue, the mountains are my favorite. We have a condo at Beech Mountain. Thank you.

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