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Petal Palette Fun Fold Card

Today, I have a special card that uses both old and new!  It's exciting to have a new Holiday catalog coming soon, but we can't forget the annual catalog.  My card uses the new Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Petal Palette stamp set.  This stamp was first seen in the Occasions catalog, but it carried over to page 119 of the annual.  You can order it here in my online store.  Here's the card.

Petal Palette Fun Fold card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is the front of the card, but here's another view.

Petal Palette Fun Fold side view by Jo Anne Hewins

I first saw this fold from Patty Bennett and Cindee Wilkinson.  I will say that it uses a lot of paper, but it is special.

Start with a card base of Shaded Spruce that is 4 1/4 x 11.  Fold at 5 1/2 just as you would do for a regular card.  You'll need another piece of Shaded Spruce that is 4 x 10 1/4.  For this piece, score at 2 1/2 and 5.

Now you will new some pieces in Crumb Cake.  The first is 3 3/4 x 5 and then you will need 2 pieces that measure 2 1/4 x 3 3/4.  Run all three of these pieces through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.  This will be available on September 5th.  Be careful with placement in the folder.  I wanted to try to make it as symetrical as possible.  I also tried to make all of the pieces match as far as the design goes.

For the second piece of Shaded Spruce, use the Bone Folder to crease the lines in a mountain fold.  Add the pieces of embossed Crumb Cake to this piece.  Take the largest section of this piece and mount it to the front of the card.  Center it all around.

Using the Petals & More Thinlits, cut a branch from Shaded Spruce.  Stamp three of the single flowers in Lovely Lipstick on a scrap of Whisper White.  Cut out with the thinlits.  You'll also need to stamp the bird using Memento Black on Whisper White.  Color with Blends.  I used Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick and Light and Dark Crumb Cake.  Cut this with the thinlits.  Glue the branch.  Add the flowers and bird with dimensionals.

Petal Palette Fun Fold card with Stitched Labels Framelits by Jo Anne Hewins

For the small flap in the front, cut the label from the Stitched Labels Framelits in Shaded Spruce.  The saying is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  Stamp in Versamark, cover in Gold Emboss Powder and heat set.  Add this to the panel.  Notice that part of this will go above the fold.  Make sure that you do not have adhesive on that part.  

Stamp the three flower stamp in Memento Black on white.  Color with Blends using Light and Dark Shaded Spruce and Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick.  Cut out with the Petals & More Framelits.   Find Blends here.

Add a gold bow with a glue dot.  OK, that ribbon is retired, but it looked so good and I need to use it up.  Please forgive me!

Petal Palette Fun Fold inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set stamped in Shaded Spruce.  Add the flower cluster in Memento Black and color with Blends as on the front.

I think this is a very special card for someone special.  We'll be making this in my class this week.  Let me just say that you will love the new Tin Tile embossing folder.  I think everyone will love it.  I wouldn't wait long to order it!

I so appreciate that you read my blog today.  It makes me happy.  

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge Painted Harvest

Thank you so much for joining me today!  We have a color challenge for the Create with Connie and Mary Thurdsay Challenge.  We are using Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Granny Apple Green.


This is one of my most favorite color combinations!  These purples are so pretty and vibrant and I love green!  Here is my card for this challenge.

CCMC #525 by Jo Anne Hewins Painted Harvest

For this card, I've used some of the old and some of the new!  The old is Painted Harvest.  This set was in the Holiday catalog a year ago and made it to page 139 of the annual catalog.  I'm so glad.  It's a favorite of many, including me.  I linked the set to my online store here.  The new is the Buffalo Check stamp set.  It's coming to the new Holiday catalog.  If you already have a copy, it's on page 38.  I mention this because you could easily miss this set.  It's not highlighted very well.  I do think it will become a favorite of many.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  I absolutely love this thicker paper for card bases.  It comes in Thick Very Vanilla, too!  Cut the paper to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4 and fold.

Stamp a piece of Whisper White that measures 1 3/4 by 5 1/2 with the Buffalo Check stamp set in Granny Apple Green.  I did use the Stamparatus for this.  I'm seeing that this stamp needs inking several times.  I did find that a little extra push on the plate was helpful.

Wrap a length of the 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon in Gorgeous Grape around the card.

For the flowers, stamp the larger flower stamp in Highland Heather.  The smaller flower is more detailed.  Stamp it in Gorgeous Grape.  I used Highland Heather for the center of the flower.   Fussy cut the flowers.  Yes, that's a lot of cutting, but it's so pretty!  Have you tried the Stampin' Up! snips?  They are wonderful!  The flower on the right is on dimensionals.

CCMC #525 Painted Harvest  and Buffalo Check by Jo Anne Hewins close up

Stamp the leaves in Granny Apple Green and punch them out with the Leaf Punch.  Add them where you like.  Use glue dots and dimensionals.

Stamp Hello in Gorgeous Grape.  The saying is from Varied Vases.

Add the bow with a glue dot.

CCMC #525 Painted Harvest and Buffalo Check inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Add another flower to the inside of the card and some leaves.  The saying is from Varied Vases, too.

CCMC #525 Painted Harvest with the Buffalo Check by Jo Anne Hewins

There you go.  What lovely colors!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please subscribe to my Tuesday newsletter at the top of the page.  If you need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please consider me!

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August Paper Pumpkin Blissful Blooms

Do you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin?  I love getting my Paper Pumpkin in the mail each month.  I love the surprise.  I do everything possible not to look at all the talk and postings until I have mine in hand!  This month's Paper Pumpkin is just so pretty.  I have to admit that I love the boxes with cards the best.  The August Paper Pumpkin has all the makings for 10 cards, a fantastic stamp set, silver foil trimmed envelopes, a Blackberry Bliss stampin' spot, and fun!  The kit also has beautiful vellum and a pretty green vellum leaves to use!  Wow!

August Paper Pumpkin

I just couldn't wait to get started.  The kit is so easy!

August Paper Pumpkin in kit by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the cards made pretty much according to the kit directions.  You would get 5 of each design!  They are lovely!

August Paper Pumpkin cards by Jo Anne Hewins

These cards are also close to the directions.  I did use a different sentiment on the cards on top.  The Thank You Kindly comes from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  I also used some of the Silver Metallic Thread from page 200 of the annual catalog on some of these.  It will look fantastic with the silver edged envelopes.  I also added some the Faceted Dots from page 197.

August Paper Pumpkin with envelope by Jo Anne Hewins

Of course, sometimes you want to try a little something outside of the box.

August Paper Pumpkin outside of the box by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are two projects.  For the card I took an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut out a section of the front of the card.  I did have to line the inside of the card with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White.  I cut another oval from some Fun Foam.  Glue the paper to the foam and then glue it all back inside the card.  Just add some Silver Metallic Thread, a saying, and some Faceted Dots!  Don't forget the vellum leaves!

August Paper Pumpkin box by Jo Anne Hewins

August Paper Pumpkin box side view by Jo Anne Hewins

I made a video on how to make this box for an earlier post.  You can see it here.  To make this box cut the card in the white area 1 1/4 below the fold.  The fold becomes the score line for the bottom of the box.  Score in the other direction at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, and 5.  You will have to cut up on the score lines to the bottom of the box (fold of card).  Take a look at the video, please!  Use the larger tag and fold in half for the box topper.  I stamped the flower with the stamp set in the kit.  I used Flirty Flamingo for the flower.  Put some Pineapple Punch in the center with a dauber, and added the heart leaves with Granny Apple Green.  The center of the flower is Blackberry Bliss.  Punch this out with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch and add a frame using the 1 3/8" scallop punch and Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Back this with some of the Flamingo and Silver Twine and some of the vellum leaves.  It makes a great box!

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NC Demo Blog Hop with a Little Glimmer

Welcome to the North Carolina Blog Hop!  This month we a using a little glimmer and shine in our projects!  I'm so glad you have joined us.  You might have come from Toni's blog.  I know you enjoyed her project!

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I'll just go ahead and say that bling is not my big thing.   Oh, there's nothing wrong with it.  I just don't naturally think about it.  My bad.  I probably miss out making my cards all they can be!  With that said, here's my card for this hop.

Butterfly from Springtime Impressions that Pulls Through to the inside by Jo Anne Hewins

I must first start off saying that I must give Pat Wilkinson a shout out for this card.  She gave me a card recently that had the butterfly that pulls through the front of the card to the inside.  I don't know what this card is actually called.  I searched but never did find a name.  I know that Shelly Gardner, founder of Stampin' Up!, showed this technique at one of the OnStage events.  I had forgotten.  So this is my take on the butterfly that pulls through the front to the inside.  That's what I'm calling it!

This is a long post and I apologize.  It's really not that hard!

I started with a card base of Blackberry Bliss measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Using the Stampin' Trimmer, cut off 1 inch from the front of the card.

Now take a piece of Whisper White cut at 3 3/4 x 5 1/2.  We'll use this to make our background.  I used the stamp set Playful Backgrounds on page 141 of the annual catalog for this.  I must say this stamp set has not seen a lot of action from me.  I love it for this!  Using Versamark stamp the outline circles all over the white paper.  Cover in Gold Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Now we'll add more interest!  Stamp the solid circles over the paper in Blackberry Bliss.  I did not try to match anything, but wanted it to be random.  Now, we'll use the largest watercolor stamp from the Love What You Do stamp set.  Stamp off two times and then stamp over the paper.  It's OK to leave a few white spaces, but cover most of the paper.  Now go back to the trimmer.  On the short side, cut at 2 1/4.  You'll use one piece on the outside of the card and the other piece on the inside.  As a suggestion, you might want to dry this paper a little more with the Heat Tool.  That Blackberry Bliss sometimes seems to get on everything!

Butterfly from Springtime Impressions Thinlits that pulls through to the inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece goes on the outside.  Line it up with the outside edge of the front.  That's where you made the cut!

Use the Classic Label Punch to punch a hole in the front of the card.  You'll want it in the middle of the piece you decorated.  Since that piece is 2 1/4, I used a ruler and made an ink mark at 1 1/8.  Make that mark go in the middle of the opening in the punch.  To line it up straight, look at the punch itself.  Is it straight with the fold line of the card?  It should be.  It should be about an inch or an inch and a half from the top of the card.  Place it where you think best.

To finish the front, we need a saying.  This one is from the Beautiful You stamp set.  Stamp on Whisper White in Versamark and emboss in gold.  Use the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut an oval.  Adhere to the card under the punched opening.

Butterfly from the Springtime Impressions that pulls through to the inside inside of the card by Jo Anne Hewins

We are going to go to the inside of the card.  You'll need a piece of Whisper White measuring 3 x 5 1/2.  Glue this to the inside.  I left a little space there at the fold, but you do not want this piece to extend past the front of the card when folded. Add the decorated piece that is left over.  Match it to the edge of the white paper.  At the top stamp another saying from Beautiful You in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits from Gold Foil. I would run this through the Big Shot several times to make sure it cuts well.  Use the Big Shot Die Brush to help get out all those little pieces.  Works like a charm.  Bend the butterfly on each side of the body.  Adhere.  I put a little glue on the back of the body.  With the card closed, glue down the butterfly so that it is centered in the hole made by the punch.  Hold for a few seconds.  Embellish this with some of the Gold Faceted Gems.

Finally that's it!  Check out the video.  I bet it will make things a little more clear.  If you like the video, please share it.  Thanks so much! 

Next up is Tracie.  I know you 'll love what she has to share!

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Christmas Pines Catalog CASE

I just completed a Christmas card class and I wanted to share a card that we made.  This card uses the Christmas Pines stamp set.  I copied the card on page 97 of the Annual Catalog.  We call that a CASE (Coopy and Share Everything). Stampin' Up! catalogs are such a source of inspiration.  There are so many samples in there.  Here's the card.

Christmas Pines CASE of the catalog by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Crumb Cake.  It is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Mossy Meadow measuring 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Finally there is a layer of Whisper White that is 3 3/4 x 5.  Use the Sheet Music background stamp and Crumb Cake ink on the white layer.  I did set mine up on the Stamparatus just in case it didn't stamp well the first time.

The are two stamps in Christmas Pines that are the pine boughs.  Stamp the thinner of the two with Mossy Meadow.  Stamp the thicker of the two with Old Olive trying to match them up as best as possible.  I'll tell you that I don't think it makes a lot of difference if the two are lined up.  On my sample I didn't really worry about it that much and I think it looks fine.

Cut two of the sprigs (I don't know what to call those) from the Pretty Pines Thinlits in copper foil paper.   Right now, I'm going to be honest with you.  I have a hard time getting the paper out of these framelits.  I finally decided that it might work better using the regular Big Shot Platform with Adapter rather than the Magnetic Plate.  I also used some wax paper between the card stock and the die.  By the time I was preparing for class, I had the new Sprig Punch.  We actually used that and punched 4 of the sprigs for each card.  I'm sorry to say that I don't have a picture of one of those cards.  Glue down the sprigs on the card.

Cut two pine cones using the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I used Soft Suede.  See the note above about the thinlits.  Add the pine cones with dimensionals.

Add a Copper Trim bow with a glue dot.

Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Mossy Meadow.  Cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Add with dimensionals.

Christmas Pines inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  Stamp more of the pine boughs in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.  The sentiment is in the Christmas Pines stamp set.

Christmas Pines CASE of the Annual Catalog by Jo Anne Hewins

Just look at the shine with the copper accents!  It's a great card.

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