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One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop for August - New Beginnings

Hello to you!  This is the time of year for new beginnings however strange they may be here in 2020.  I'm so happy you have joined the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop.  You might have come from Candy's blog.  She is so very talented! 

Thanks so joining me for a while.  There are all kinds of new beginnings.  I've chosen to think about a new baby.  I haven't made a baby card in a long time.

OSAT August New Beginnings by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is Thick Whisper White that is cut to 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.

Cut a piece of the speckled Crumb Cake paper from the Guilded Autumn Specialty Paper.  It's not just for fall.  It measures the size of the card front, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Use the Well Said stamp set to stamp the saying in Early Espresso.  Some are the espresso ink, some stamped off first, and some stamped the third time or even 4th.  I wanted all of those tones.  To do this set up the saying on the Stamparatus in the middle of the clear plate.  Make sure it's straight.  Begin stamping.  I moved the paper all over the surface of the Stamparatus making sure that the paper was straight each time.  I did need to use the hinges to move the paper lower, too.  I love how this turned out.

Use the Wreath Builder dies to make the wreath.  A leaf wreath was cut out in Shaded Spruce and the more detailed wreath was cut out using Vellum card stock and in Just Jade.  Add glue sparingly around the circle part of the die.  I glued the vellum first, followed by the Shaded Spruce leaf, and then the Just Jade detailed.  By  just gluing around the circle part, you can fluff up parts of the wreaths.  Add to the center of the card.

OSAT August New Beginnings Card Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

To make the bow, pull apart the strands of Linen Thread.  I tied my bow using a bow maker.  Leaves the ties a little long.  Add the bow with a glue dot.  

The new Foam Adhesive Sheets are the star of the next part of the card.  Adhere some of the Petal Pink, a little speckled, paper from the Peony Garden Designer SeriesPaper to the Foam Adhesive Sheet.  Cut out the WELCOME using the Well Written dies and the BABY using the Playful Alphabet dies.  Add the WELCOME over the ties of the bow.  Add BABY at the bottom of the wreath.

The stars are made using the Stitched Stars dies.  This was a little time intensive.  We once had a punch with the little stars.  I guess it has retired.  Add the stars all over the wreath and the front of the card.

OSAT August New Beginnings Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The inside of the card is simple.  The saying reflects the words on the front.  Add a few more stars.

For the 3D portion of the One Stamp of a Time hop, I made a gift card holder.

OSAT August New Beginnings Gift Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

The gift card holder is made using the Ornate Layers dies.  Cut the rectangle die from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and fold in half.  Add the gift card to the holder with a glue dot.

Decorate the holder in much the same way as the card.  Use 1/2 of each wreath cut using the same colors as the card.  Cut out the BABY again using the paper from the Guilded Autumn Specialty paper and the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Cut more stars using this paper also.

The saying is stamped in Early Espresso on white scraps and cut apart.  Add to the holder with glue dots.

Tie the holder shut with Linen Thread.  I did pull apart the strands again and used the holes already there from the die cut.  It was a little tricky to get the thread pulled through there.  Tie in a bow.

OSAT August New Beginnings Gift Card Holder Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the pair together.

OSAT August new Beginnings Card and Gift Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

A baby certainly means a new beginning in so many ways.  It's a miracle, you know.

Your going to want to continue on this hop all the way through.  I know you'll find lots of inspiration!

OSAT August New Beginnings Gift Card Holder and Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Candy Ford

This is just too cute! Great job!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you Candy.

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