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NC Demo Blog Hop for June - Sailing Home

Welcome to the June North Carolina Demo Blog Hop.  You might have just come from Tracie's blog.  Great project!  You are in for a treat today on the hop.

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This month we can use or do anything we want!  I am showing you a gate card we made in class a couple weeks ago.  They really liked this card!

Sailing Home Belly Band Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The card is closed using a belly band.

Sailing Home Belly Band Card Belly Band Removed by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Night of Navy that is 4 1/4 x 11.  Score this at 2 3/4 and 8 1/4.  Fold in toward the center.   You need 2 pieces of Balmy Blue cut to 2 5/8 x 4 1/8.  The next layer is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  It's the sheet with the Balmy Blue lines.  Cut two at 2 1/2 x 4.  This makes the outside of the card.

Sailing Home Belly Band Card Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, I used the saying from the stamp set Hold on to Hope.  I thought it worked so well with the saying on the outside.  Cut a Garden Green plant and add to the inside.  Stamp the anchor in Night of Navy and cut out with the Smooth Sailing Dies.  Hint:  You'll end up needing two of the anchor.

The belly band begins with a 1 1/4 x 11 piece of Night of Navy.  Score at 2 3/4 and then fold around the card.  This band is just a little short, but it will work.

For the front of the belly band you will need a piece of Night of Navy cut to 2 7/8 x 3 5/8.  Next you need a piece of the navy stripe designer paper that measures 2 3/4 x 3 1/2.  This is from the Some Sail Away paper.

Sailing Home Belly Band Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

We are using the Sailing Home stamp set.  With the Smooth Sailing Dies, this makes a wonderful bundle.  Stamp the saying in Night of Navy ink and cut out with the dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Cut the plants from Smooth Sailing in Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam.  You also need plants from the Under the Sea Dies.  They are also in Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam.  The darker green plant from Under the Sea is cut in half and is sticking out above and below the saying.

Add that other anchor with dimensionals.

Knot two short strands of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Twine and pull out the strands with the Take Your Pick Tool.  Add with a glue dot.

Use Tear & Tape to add the front to the band.  Add the tape to each end of the band.  Add the panel with the band on the card to make sure it will slide on and off.

I thought a video might help a little so here it is.


Thanks so much for stopping by on your hop.  The NC Demo group is definitely filled with so many talented stampers!  You don't want to miss a single stop on the hop.  Up next is Toni.

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Tina Lesson

Love the card

Toni M Campana

Jo Anne, the detail on the belly band for your card is amazing! It really makes the card pop!

Frances Wagner

Jo Anne, you never disappoint us with your creative talent. Thanks for sharing the video too.

Tracie Langley

Jo Anne, you have done it again! Fantastic card! I love the belly band! Thanks for sharing!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you, Tina.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Toni. It was fun to make.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Frances. I'm so glad you watched the video. I hope you enjoyed it.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks, Tracie. I didn't see where to leave you a comment, but I loved your card in a box. It is fantastic. I love your new blog, too. Thanks for all that you do for our group!

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