Paper Share for the September-December Mini Catalog
Fall Frame Using the Paper Florist Dies and Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper

NC Demo Blog Hop for August 2023 To Die For

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for August.  Our theme is To Die For.  You might have come from Tina's post.  Didn't you love her project!


We all love our dies.  Did you know that there are some dies in the back of the catalog that are stand alone dies.  That means that these dies aren't associated with a stamp set.  It's easy to see how someone might overlook these dies.  Oh, I would just hate for that to happen.  Take our hop and see some of these dies in action!  We are focusing on large dies.  I'm so glad that you are here!

I'll be using the Gorgeous Garden dies.  This set is two large dies.  I'm using the one with lots of leaves.  These dies make a great background for your cards.  I'm also using the Radiating Stitches dies.  These dies are onlinepart of the Online Exclusives only found in the online store.  This is another stand alone die set.  I'm also using another stand alone die, Paper Florist dies.  This isn't a large die, but lots of small ones to make the most gorgeous flowers.  I just love how all these supplies can work together to make a great card.

Gorgeous Garden dies card  Radiating Stitches dies  Paper Florist dies  Masterfully Made DSP  Darling Details stamp set   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Start with a base of Lemon Lime Twist measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4. 

The leaves in the background behind the frame are cut using the Gorgeous Garden die.  I cut the leaves from a piece of Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper.  There is a piece that is various colors of green but mostly Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut the leaves from a piece that measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Glue this paper to the center of the card front.  For a few of the leaves here and there I added some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals instead of the glue.  Add spots of glue sparingly to the rest.

Cut a frame using the Radiating Stitches large die.  Cut from an Old Olive piece of cardstock that is 4 x 5 1/4.  You'll need to use the large die and add the next largest rectangle inside.  That will allow you to cut out the inside of the frame.  Remember that you can use washi tape or a post-it to hold the pieces in place while cutting.  Sometimes it helps to lay your dies on the diagonal as you roll the dies through the Cut & Emboss Machine.  Glue the frame in place on the card front.  This will cover up the edges of the leaves piece.

Gorgeous Garden dies card  Radiating Stitches dies  Paper Florist dies  Masterfully Made DSP  Darling Details stamp set   Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The flower is cut using a piece of the Berry Burst paper from the Masterfully Made designer paper.  I used 2 layers of the larger four petal dies and 1 of the smaller.  These are all on one die.  Cut the circle from Basic White.  Curl the layers using your Bone Folder.  Glue the layers together setting the petals askew from other layers.  Add the center with a dimensional.

Cut the three flower buds from the same designer paper.  You'll also need to cut a leaf and the stem for the buds from Old Olive.  Glue the flowers to the stem.  Pay attention.  One of the flowers is larger than the rest.  It goes in the center.  The other 2 buds have one side a little taller.  I like how it looks with the taller side on the outside of the group.  Add the leaves and flower bud stem with mini dimensionals.

The word Happy Birthday is from the Darling Details stamp set.  Stamp on a Basic White scrap with Berry Burst.  Fussy cut this with Paper Snips.  Add with mini dimensionals.

Gorgeous Garden dies card  Radiating Stitches dies  Paper Florist dies  Masterfully Made DSP  Darling Details stamp set   Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside, make another stem and add the word friend from the Darling Details stamp set.

Gorgeous Garden dies card  Radiating Stitches dies  Paper Florist dies  Masterfully Made DSP  Darling Details stamp set  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I just can't wait to see the other projects on this To Die For NC Demo hop.  I don't know about you, but I love seeing their inspiration!  Visit everyone!  Thanks for spending a little time with me today, too!  I appreciate you!  Toni is up next!

Next Blog

August Blog Hoppers:
Tina Lesson  
Jo Anne Hewins
Toni Campana 
Laurie Meier
Kelly Taranto
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper  


Gorgeous Garden dies  Radiating Stitches dies  Paper Florist dies  Masterfully Made DSP  Darling Details stamp set   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

If you need supplies I would love to help you.  If you don't already have another demonstrator, I would love to send you the new September-December Mini catalog.  Just let me know.

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Tina Lesson

Gorgeous card just love it

Toni Campana

Jo Anne, I love the addition of the Paper Florist dies with the Gorgeous Garden dies. They go together so well. And I'm also loving the color combo, I think Lemon Lime Twist is one of my favorites :)

Kelly Taranto

I haven't really seen the Gorgeous Garden Dies. So glad you chose that -- love your card!

Kristine Vicente

Beautiful! And I love how you finished off the inside, too. Thank. you for sharing!!

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - Your card is beautiful. You have definitely convinced me that I need the Radiating Stitched Dies :) Thanks so much for sharing.

Tracie Langley

Wow, Jo Anne! Fantastic card! I love the colors and now really need to use my Paper Florist Dies. Thank you for sharing!

Jo Anne Hewins

Kristine, thanks so much for the nice comments. I'm so glad you liked my card!

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