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Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for November.  We have a fun hop celebrating Christmas colors whether they are traditional or just a little quirky.  You might have just come from Tracie's blog.  Great project, right!  If you are just starting here, then I do hope that you will visit everyone!  You'll be glad you did!

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So we are thinking about the colors that say Christmas to us.  You probably aren't surprised, but I am a traditional person.  This picture really speaks to me.

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If you have been to my house, you will see so much green.  It's my favorite color.  I love a classic simplicity.  Now I've never decorated my house like this, but I would love to!  My card is also inspired by Laurie Meier.  She demonstrated a slimline  card with a slider closure recently for the group.  I adapted her card to my design.

Slim Line Slider Card by Jo Anne Hewins

If I had a magic wand, I would wish this card could give me a big hug and just envelop me.  To me it says Peace on Earth!  The returning Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is so pretty.

A slimline card fits into a regular business size envelope.  This kind of card has become popular over the last months.  I've been meaning to try one.  The card base is Thick Very Vanilla.  It is cut to 8 x 8 1/2.  Put the 8 inch side at the top and score at 2" and at 6" (2 inches from each side.)

Since this is a slider card, there needs to be a tiny space where the sides do not quite meet so there is room.  I did trim just a tiny bit to achieve this.

The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is cut to 1 7/8 x 8 3/8.

Slim Line Slider Card Project by Jo Anne Hewins

For the slider mechanism, you'll need two pieces of Very Vanilla 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  You will also need 2 pieces of typing or thin paper paper the same size.  I used the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder for one of the vanilla papers.  Place the card stock so that the design of the folder is centered.  Score the other vanilla paper in the center at 1 3/4.  Fold the 2 pieces of typing paper in half as well.  It might be easiest to watch the video to assemble.  I think my words would probably be confusing.  Pictures speak clearly, I hope!  I'll just go ahead and add the video here.


To decorate the slider, cut 2 wreaths using the Wreath Builder dies.  One wreath is in Garden Green card stock and the other is from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  Glue these down in the center with the patterned paper on the bottom.  Off set the wreaths.  I did add some mini dimensionals under some of the leaves to make them have dimension.  

Add a bow using the Very Vanilla ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Ribbon Pack.  I used a glue dot.  

The flower is cut using the Wreath Builders dies.  I cut two from Very Vanilla.  Punch a 1/2 inch circle of So Saffron card stock and add between the layers.  Off set the flowers.  Add the flower with a glue dot.

Add some of the Red Rhinestones!

The saying is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  Stamp the saying in Real Red on Very Vanilla paper.  Fussy cut around the saying and clip a notch of each end.  Curl with a Bone Folder and then add to the slider with glue dots.

Wreath Builder Christmas Tag by Jo Anne Hewins

I also added a Christmas tag to match the card.  Cut Very Vanilla to 2 x 5 1/2.  Use the Tin Tile Embossing Folder again.  Make sure to center the designs.  The rest of the tag is made very similar to the card slider.

Cut the saying apart and add to the tag.  I added the pieces with glue dots.

Wreath Builder Christmas Tag Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Pair these together to make a striking ensemble.

Wreath Builder Christmas Tag and Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Be sure to check out everyone on our hop.  NC has very talented stampers!  Next up is Tina.

I thank you for your time today.  Need products or catalogs?  I'm happy to help!

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November Blog Hoppers
Joanne Hewins
Tina Lessons
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley


Did you know that you can make a Wish List from my online store.  You can then make it into a link to share with friends and relatives!  Do it quick!  Orders for Christmas delivery need to be in by December 9th.  Delivery isn't even guaranteed then with this COVID stuff.  They'll do their best.  Here's how.

  1.   Access my online store here.
  2.   Sign In or Create Account.
  3.   Click on the heart in the upper right-hand corner.  This will take you to your lists.  Click on CREATE NEW LIST LINK, name the list, and click on CREATE NEW LIST button.
  4. Click on the box of the list you want to add items to.
  5. Click on the START BROWSING button.
  6. When you find items you want to add to your list, click on the heart next to it and then click on the list you want to add it to.
  7. Click on the Magnifying Glass in the upper right-hand corner to use the search option by name or item number.  Click on the heart ADD TO LIST and the list you want.
  8. Click on the heart below your name to take you back to your lists.  Click on the list you want to share.
  9. Click SHARE LIST link and then click on the COPY LINK button.  You can now paste this link in an email, text message, or other communication.

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Tina Lesson

Love your version of the card

Toni M Campana

Very pretty card, Jo Anne :)

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The detail that you put into the layers is amazing. And, yes, it definitely looks like peace on earth. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful card!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much Toni.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks Laurie and thanks for sharing your card on Facebook. It was my inspiration!

Tracie Langley

Jo Anne, thank you so much for sharing. Your card and tag are so elegant. Great job as always!

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