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Best Dressed Designer Paper So Easy

For the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge this week, we have a sketch.

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I'm using the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper for this challenge.  Let me just say, this card is so easy!

CCMC #610 Best Dressed DSP Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White that measures 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

The first piece of patterned is the same size as the card front, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue it down.  The Multipurpose Liquid Glue lets the paper have just a little give so you can get it just right.

The green paper with white dots is cut to 1 1/2 x 4 1/4.

The flowered paper is 3 x 4 1/4.  Add this paper with dimensionals.

The yellow stripe paper is 1/2 x 2 3/4.

The saying for this card is from the Music From the Heart stamp set.  Stamp this in Versamark on a scrap of Mossy Meadow card stock.  Cover the ink with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and melt with the Heat Tool.  Trim the card stock around the words.  Add to the card.

CCMC #610 Best Dressed DSP Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

I told you it was easy!

CCMC #610 Best Dressed DSP Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card has a saying from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.  Stamp it in Mossy Meadow.  Cut flowers and leaves from a piece of the designer paper.  Glue on the lower right side.

CCMC #610 Best Dressed DSP Project by Jo Anne Hewins

This is a great way to use that designer paper!  Thanks so much for joining me today.  Don't forget to come back again!

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Sagan's Birthday Card

As far as the changes COVID-19 has caused in my life, I can't complain a lot.  I actually spend most of my time crafting anyway.  I do miss having my friends come over to make cards with me.  As I am writing this post, it's Saturday the 25th.  My granddaughter Sagan is 2 today.  It's just killing me that I can't see her.  We do have Face Time and Zoom, thank goodness!!! 

I used the Stitched Stars dies for Sagan's card.  Let me give you just a quick explanation.  Sagan was the answer to many prayers, a science baby you could say.  For this reason she was named Sagan, after scientist Carl Sagan.  He wrote the book Cosmos.  That's why we think of space and the stars when we think of her.  So that is why I used stars.

Stitched Stars Birthday Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Sagan has learned her colors and I just wanted to make something simple.  She seems to love yellow so I used Daffodil Delight as the base of her card.  It is 5 1/2 x  8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

I used another layer of Daffodil Delight that measures 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Use the 4 smallest stars from the Stitched Stars dies.  Start with the largest of those and cut out three of them.  They did hang over the edge.  Hint:  Keep some of that yellow edge that you cut off to add back later.  Then cut out with each shape several times going from largest to the smallest.  When I made my card I glued this sheet directly to the card base.  My advice is to glue it to another piece of card stock the same size either Whisper White or Daffodil Delight.  I had to try to clip my pieces to fit on the sides.  If you glue it to another piece, you can trim all at once.  Do that!

Stitched Stars Birthday Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the stars, I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape, Garden Green, and Whisper White.  Scraps work for this.  Cut out a bunch of stars in various colors and sizes using the Stitched Stars.  Now glue these shapes inside the star holes.  Just let the stars extend out over the edge.  Trim when all is glued.  The white stars are glued on top in places that needed a little something.  The two white stars on the edge is actually one star cut in half.

Glue the layer to the card front.

Use the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the banner cut from Whisper White.  The saying is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.  It's stamped in Garden Green.  Add a few stars to the front.  Use dimensionals to add to the card front in the center.

The ribbon is the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding colored with a Dark Real Red Blend.  Add the bow with a glue dot.

Stitched Stars Birthday Card Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying on the inside is from Bonanza Buddies.  Add more stars along the bottom.  I did use a few of the Daffodil Delight stars cut out from the front.

Stitched Stars Birthday Bonanza Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This could be a great graduation card.  Make it in the colors of the school and change the saying.  Add a little graduation cap on the banner!

Here is a picture of Sagan with her card!  I will also tell you that I put pictures of Sagan at the end of my weekly newsletter.  Sign up from this page!

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NC Demo Blog Hop for April 2020 Spring

If I have to stay at home for this virus thing, I'm so glad it is spring here in North Carolina.  The grass is so green and freshly mowed.  We have some azaleas still blooming.  The dogwoods are past their prime, but the rhododendron are starting to bloom.  Yes, we have a yellow green coating of pollen on everything.  The air is full of bits and pieces of nature settling to the ground.  Yes, the bugs are out.  It doesn't matter.  Spring is here!  Bring out the grill and cool drinks while sitting on the deck.  I'm ready!

The April blog hop is all about spring!  You might have just come from Tracie's blog.  Great card!  You might be starting here.  Either way, I'm glad you are here.  We all need a little spring in our lives.

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My card today uses the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  If you love flowers, this paper is for you.  It does have the perfume bottles and purses and shoes, but the flowers on the flip side are gorgeous if you aren't into the other stuff.

NC Blog Hop Spring by Jo Anne Hewins

The background for this card is all the rage right now.  It's a perfect way to use up some scraps and add that perfect interest to the card.  I must say that is it also fun to do!  I've been wanting to try it.

My base is Purple Posy that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.  That's standard.

The Blackberry Bliss layer is 4 x 5 1/4.

The next layer is Whisper White.  I started with a piece of 3 3/4 x 5.  Cut strips of patterned paper that are a little wider at one end.  Glue to the card.  I did this one at a time but I suppose you could cut a bunch of the strips and add them after.  Alternate the wide end from top to bottom of the layer.  Leave just a little space.  More than likely the strips will extend over the edges of the paper.  That's great.  Trim after all the strips are attached.  I do have a video a little later that might explain the process a little better.  Trim this layer so that it is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Adhere to the Blackberry Bliss layer.

Color a length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding so that it will go across the card.  Color with a Dark Purple Posy Blend.  This ribbon goes across the center of the card.  I fold the ribbon around to the back and tape.  Use your Grid Paper to make sure that the ribbon is straight.

NC Blog Hop Spring Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the saying from Beautiful Moments in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White.  Use the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out a banner with the saying near the bottom.  Attach to the card with dimensionals.

For the daisies, use Purple Posy card stock.  I sponged some Blackberry Bliss ink on the paper using just an up and down motion with my sponge.  I wanted more of the tiny dots look instead of a smeared look.  Punch out three daisy shapes with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Work with each flower holding the center and pushing up from the ends of the petals.  It reminds me a little of spider legs.  Glue the three together with the petals a little askew.  Use 4 of the flower centers from the Poppy Moments dies in Daffodil Delight.  Glue the 4 together trying to make the points askew.  I learned that these points are not equally distant apart.  Fold up the points so that they are standing up and glue the center to the center of your flowers.  Play with your flower bunching up here and there on the petals until it's just the way you like it.  Again, I do have a video coming up!

Cut two of the solid leaf stems from the Poppy Moment dies in Mossy Meadow.  Cut apart the ends and glue to the banner so that they will extend beyond the flower.  Glue down the flower.    Add a few leaves to the bottom right of the banner.

Color more of the seam binding ribbon in Dark Purple Posy and tie a bow for the bottom right.  Add with a glue dot.

Use the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots for decoration.

NC Blog Hop Spring Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Add two strips of the Best Dressed paper to the bottom of the inside insert.  Trim the edges even.  Add the saying from Beautiful Moments in Blackberry Bliss.

NC Blog Hop for Spring by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the video.  I hope that you find it helpful.  I would love for you to click on the YouTube button at the bottom, go to YouTube and subscribe to my channel.  Ring the bell to get notifications!

 

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Tina is up next.  You will love her project.  Don't forget to visit all of the post on our hop.  You will be inspired!

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NC Blog Hop Spring Project by Jo Anne Hewins

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Botanical Prints: A Tutorial Medley Card by Me

It's Friday and I have a card and downloadable tutorial for you.  The Botanical Prints Medley Product Suite is on page 61 of the January-June Mini Catalog.  It has everything:  a stamp set with matching dies, designer paper, ribbon, copper bees, and laser cut accents.

Here is the card I made for the tutorial.

Botanical Prints Product Medley Tutorial by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the tutorial.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Botanical Print Product Medley #151301

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White #140272, Whisper White #100730

Ink: Memento Pad #132708, Light Old Olive Blend #144574, Dark Old Olive Blend #144573, combo #144597, Light Pumpkin Pie #144578, Light Mango Melody #147943

Tools & Accessories: Stitched So Sweetly dies #151690, Botanical Prints Product Medley #151301

Designer Paper: Botanical Print Product Medley #151301

Misc: Botanical Prints Product Medley Old Olive Twill Ribbon #151301, Dimensionals #104430, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Measurements:

Card Base: Thick Whisper White, 4 ¼ x 11, score at 5 1/2

Cardstock #2: Whisper White2 ¾ x 4 for banner

Cardstock #3:

Designer Paper: 4 ¼ x 5 ½, stripe 2 x 4 1/2

Instructions:

Score and burnish fold of card base.

Cut designer paper (Botanical Print Product Medley) to fit card front. The background is already colored. Color the paper with the Light and Dark Old Olive Blends, Light Pumpkin Pie Blend, and the Light Mango Melody Blend. Glue to the card front.

Glue striped designer paper (Botanical Print Product Medley stripe) to the middle of the card.

Adhere a 5 1/2” ribbon across the center of the card. Trim ends.

Cut banner from Whisper White using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Add one of the die cut accent pieces to the banner.

Stamp the word friend in Memento ink (Botanical Prints Product Medley).

Add banner to the center of the card with dimensionals.

Botanical Prints Product Medley Tutorial Medley Close Up

Botanical Prints Product Medley Tutorial Medley Inside

 

Botanical Prints Product Medley Tutorial Medley Project
If you want to download go to Download Botanical Prints Product Medley Tutorial Medley by Jo Anne Hewins

I will say that the designer paper in this kit is beautiful.  There's a lot of black and white and I love that.

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #609 Medium Daisy Punch

Hi!  Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #609.  This week we are using the colors Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay.

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These are lovely spring colors so I had to make a spring card.

CCMC #609 Medium Daisy Punch by Jo Anne Hewins

I wanted to see if I could make a card with no stamping on the front.  I think it turned out nicely.

The base is Bermuda Bay that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Daffodil Delight.  Cut it to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  From the middle of this layer, cut out the word FRIEND using the Well Written dies.  Be careful to keep up with the dot of the letter I.

The Coastal Cabana layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Run it through a die cutting machine with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  Attach all of the layers.

The flourishes behind the flowers are cut with the Stitched Stars dies.  The small swirl is cut apart and extends beyond the daisy at each end.  At the bottom of the card, cut two of the large swirls.  Use the end from each that doesn't have the stars too close to the end.  These swirls extend from each flower at the bottom.  

To glue the intricate part, put a squirt of glue on a craft mat.  Cut a sponge into 4 parts.  Keep the swirl in one place.  If you move it around, the glue will end up on the front of the swirl.  Sponge the cut on the back of the swirl and attach to the card.  Use the flowers to be sure of your spacing before gluing.

CCMC #609 Medium Daisy Punch Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For each flower you will need to punch 3 of the Medium Daisy Punches in Whisper White.  With your hands bend up the petals for each layer.  Glue together a little askew for each layer.  The center is from the Poppy Moments dies.  Cut 4 of each center.  Glue askew and then bend the little stem like pieces up toward the center.  Glue to the center of the flower.  Glue or use glue dots to adhere the daisies.

Glue the word friend just as you glued the swirls above.

CCMC #609 Medium Daisy Punch Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside add the small swirl near the bottom of the page.  The saying is from the Ornate Thanks stamp set.

CCMC #609 Medium Daisy Punch Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I think this card is beautiful without any stamping at all!  What do you think?

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