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Welcome to another NC Demo Blog Hop!  Our March hop is all about Cute Critters!  Stampin' Up! has some great stamps with animals.  I'm so happy we are sharing ideas with them!  You might have just come from Tracie's blog.  What a great project!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs and get some great ideas.

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I am using the stamp set A Little Wild.  This set is on page 85 of the Annual Catalog.  It's in with the Kids and Babies section.  Don't miss it.  A Little Wild is actually a tag set.  You can make great tags that have the front and back of the animal.  I used it in a different way.

A Little Wild Fishing Line Card by Jo Anne Hewins

There is a hole in the front of this card.  The lion is suspended on fishing wire so that he can twirl.  You can see the front and the back of the lion, so you can see why this stamp set is so perfect!

I will have a video at the end of this post to help explaing the process for this card.

Start with a card base of Shaded Spruce that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold at 4 1/4.

I used the Tropical Escape 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper for my card front.  Cut it 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Adhere this paper to the front of the card.  Keep in mind that you will be cutting out the center when adding adhesive.  You might even just lay down the circle on the card to help with adhesive placement.

Use the Layering Circles Framelits to cut a circle out of the center of the card.  Keep the patterned paper to place inside the card later.

Use the same circle to help create a frame around the hole in your card front.  Find a larger scallop circle.  I run these through the Big Shot at the same time and try to center them.  You won't need the inside of the circle.  Use Shaded Spruce cardstock.

Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp the lion on Whisper White cardstock.  It will stamp the front and the back.  Color both with Blends.  I used Light Crumb Cake, Ivory, and Light and Dark Soft Suede.  The Little Loves Framelits coordinate with this set.  Cut out the lion.  Now cut the front from the back in the center.  Now place the two back to back and trim so that they match each other.  Glue these parts together but first tape down some fishing line down the center between the two pieces. 

The leaves are stamped in Shaded Spruce and the flowers are in Blushing Bride.  Stamp them on Whisper White.  Use the stamp set Tropical Chic stamp set.  Cut these out with the Tropical Thinlits.  Glue the leaves close to the circle.

A Little Wild Fishing Line NC Blog Hop for March by Jo Anne Hewins

You want the lion fishing wire to be mounted well!  I used a small piece of Tear & Tape on the paper just on the edge of the circle.   Place the line.  I even put another little piece of Tear & Tape on top of the line.  Trim excess line away.  Glue down the frame around the circle to hide the tape.  Now add the flowers.

The saying Wild About You is from the stamp set Animal Outing.  Just trim around the words with snips.

A Little Wild Fishing Line Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Add a piece of Whisper White inside the card that is 4 x 5 1/4.  Close the card so that you can put down the remaining patterned paper circle exactly where it needs to go.  The saying inside is from the Birthday Cheer stamp set.  Add another flower stamped directly on the paper.

A Little Wild Fishing Line by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is my video.


Thanks so much for joining us today.  I hope you will try this card or something similar.  It's a lot of fun.  Our next project is by Laurie.  You will love what she has to share.

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Anita Trippi

Beautiful, as always!

Toni M Campana

Oh my goodness, that card is amazing! I've saved the video to watch so I can make sure I understand how to make it. Thanks for all the work you put into giving us all the info we need to replicate it.

Tracie Evans Langley

Jo Anne, you did it again! What a cute and clever card! I amgoing to have to give this a try. Thanks for the very informative video!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Anita!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Toni. Let me know if the video is clear as mud!

Jo Anne Hewins

You are always so kind with your comments. Thanks so much, Tracie.

Frances Wagner

Jo Anne, I love your card and the marriage of Tropic Chic and Shaded Spruce is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much, Frances!

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - Your card is brilliant, and your video is awesome! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions. I'm definitely going to CASE!

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