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NC Blog Hop for March Retiring and Returning

Hello and welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop.  We hop the last Sunday of each month.  I'm so glad you are here.  For this month our hop features at least one item that is retiring and one item that is returning.  You may have come from Laurie Meier's post or you might be starting here with me.  Either way, please take the entire hop.  I know you'll get some great ideas!

 

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This is a time of year with lots of change if you follow Stampin' Up!  Both the January-April Mini and the 2023-2024 Annual catalogs are ending soon.  The Last Chance Lists have been published.  We are anxious to see what is retiring and what will be carrying on.  Sadly, some items will be leaving us.  Some items that are carrying over will appear in the new 2024-2025 Annual catalog and some just might show up in the Online Exclusives section of the Online Store.  The Online Store is proving to be the best place to find out what's available.  Let me move on.

NC Demo Blog Hop  Natural Print dies  Perennial Lavender DSP  Flowering Zinnias DSP  Tailor Made Tags dies  Distressed Tile EF  Linen Thread  Perennial Postage stamp set  Lovely and Sweet dies  Front View  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

One of the things that I will miss is the Natural Prints dies (retiring).  I just love that wreath!  So my card is focusing on the wreath.  The perfect fold for a circular focus is the book fold.  It leaves one section of the card in a square that is perfect for that circle.

My base of Crumb Cake card stock 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 4 1/4 and at 5 1/2.  Fold the base in half and then fold back at the next score line.  Make sure all is straight.  Use your Bone Folder to burnish the folds.

Glue down the small section left at the left of the card making the book fold.

For the spine of the book, cut a piece of the Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper.  This product is already in the Online Exclusives.  Cut the paper 1 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder (returning).  This leaves some white showing on the paper, but I like that!  Glue.

NC Demo Blog Hop  Book Fold  Natural Print dies  Perennial Lavender DSP  Flowering Zinnias DSP  Tailor Made Tags dies  Distressed Tile EF  Linen Thread  Perennial Postage stamp set  Lovely and Sweet dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the main part of the card, cut a piece of Basic White to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Now cut the gingham paper from the Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper (returning) to 4 x 4.  Glue all together and add to the card front.

Cut the wreath using the Natural Prints dies (sadly retiring) from designer paper from the Perennial Lavender paper.  Add to the front of the card with Mini Dimensionals.  You might even need to cut some of the mini ones in half.

The little flowers are cut from the Flowering Zinnias DSP using the Lovely & Sweet dies (returning).  There are 4 little double sets of flowers in the dies.  Use all 4 and cut them out 3 times.  Save a flower for the inside of the card.  Of course, If you want less flowers, use less.

For the flowers, place them on a Stampin' Pierce Mat.  Press down in the center to make some dimension.  I use the blunt end of one of our old pokey tools.  Add tiny dots of glue to the wreath and add the flowers.

Tie a bow of Linen Thread (returning thankfully!) with a glue dot.

For the inside of the wreath, cut the smallest tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies (retiring sadly!)  Cut this from the same designer paper used for the spine and emboss it as well.

Use the Perennial Postage stamp set (retiring) for the saying.  I used part of one of the sayings.  Stamp with VersaMark with the part of the saying covered with tape that you do not want.  Remove the tape.  Don't forget that part!  Stamp on Melon Mambo card stock.  Cover with white embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Cut this out with the tag die placing it so that the saying is at the top and bottom of the tag.

Let me take a moment here to discuss embossing powders.  The Basic Embossing Powders have been unavailable to purchase for a while now.  SU is having to change providers.  They are not available with the new catalog, but they will eventually be back.  I think it will be in the same format.

Add the tags to each other and then add to the card with dimensionals.

NC Demo Blog Hop  Book Fold  Natural Print dies  Perennial Lavender DSP  Flowering Zinnias DSP  Tailor Made Tags dies  Distressed Tile EF  Linen Thread  Perennial Postage stamp set  Lovely and Sweet dies  Card inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card, I used some of the gingham paper that I have left over.  I decided to add a little strip of Melon Mambo to the top.

The saying is from the Perennial Postage stamp set stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.  Add one flower.

NC Demo Blog Hop  Natural Print dies  Perennial Lavender DSP  Flowering Zinnias DSP  Tailor Made Tags dies  Distressed Tile EF  Linen Thread  Perennial Postage stamp set  Lovely and Sweet dies  Front View  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks so much for being a part of our blog hop.  I look forward to these each month.  We love sharing with you.  Next up is Tina Lesson.  You'll love her project!

 

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Tracie Evans Langley

Great card and fabulous directions, Jo Anne!, I am a big fan of book fold cards, but haven't done on in a while. Will definitely put them back on my list. Thanks for sharing!

Tina Lesson

Beautiful card

Toni Campana

Such a pretty card, Jo Anne! You know, I've had this bundle for quite a while and I've NEVER used the wreath die!! I think I may need to hold on to this set for a little bit longer so I can make some cards for my personal stash :)

Laurie Meier

Jo Anne - I love the book fold card. What a great way to highlight an embossed piece on the spine and the wreath focal point on the square part of the card! Looking forward to getting familiar with some of the new products in the annual catalog!

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