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Friday Tutorial Medley Birds & Branches by Me

Happy Friday!  I have a tutorial for you today using the Birds & Branches bundle.  This card and tutorial were designed by me.

Birds and Branches Misty Moonlight Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the instructions.

Birds and Branches

 

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Birds and Branches (152570) Birds and Branches Bundle (154107) Forever Fern #152559

Cardstock: Misty Moonlight (153081) Calypso Coral (122925) Whisper White (100730) Just Jade (153079)

Ink: Soft Suede (147115) Calypso Coral (147101) Seaside Spray (150085) Misty Moonlight (153118)

Tools & Accessories: Greenery Embossing Folder (152716) Birds & More dies (152721)

Designer Paper: 2020-2022 In Color DSP (153070)

Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) Mini Glue Dots (103683) Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Measurements:

Card Base: Misty Moonlight 5 ½ x 8 ½, fold at 4 ¼

Cardstock #2: Calypso Coral 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Cardstock #3: Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5

Designer Paper: 2 x 5

Instructions:

Using the Greenery Embossing Folder emboss both the left and the right side of the Whisper White layer. This is one of the thinner folders. It will overlap in the center, but that will be covered. It will look best if you try to make the design go straight across all the way.

Add the patterned paper to the center of the Whisper White layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere the white layer and the Calypso Coral layer to the base of the card.

Using the Birds & More dies cut two of the leaf stems from Just Jade card stock. Glue these so that one stem goes down towards the lower right corner. You will probably need to trim. Be careful or the stem will go into several parts. The other stem will go toward the upper left.

Stamp the nest on Whisper White card stock in Soft Suede ink and cut out with the Birds & More dies. Add with dimensionals.

Stamp the 2 birds, also on Whisper White. First stamp the more detailed part with Misty Moonlight ink. Then stamp over with the more solid stamp in Seaside Spray. Cut out with the dies.

Stamp the eggs in Seaside Spray. The stamp stamps 3 eggs. The dies will cut out the three individual eggs at once. I used only 2 of the eggs.

Glue the birds so that they face each other. Add the eggs with glue dots.

Stamp three flowers in Calypso Coral, cut out with dies, and add with glue dots.

The saying HELLO is from the Forever Fern stamp set. Stamp in Misty Moonlight, trim, and add with dimensionals.

Birds and Branches Misty Moonlight Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

If you want to download this tutorial Download Tutorial Medley Project for July Birds and Branches by Jo Anne Hewins

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A CASE of the Catalog Page 18

Hello and happy Thursday.  The Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is CASing the catalog page 18.

CCMC619 p18

I decided to use the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle for my CASE.

CCMC#619 Celebrate Sunflowers by Jo Anne Hewins

Begin with the Thick Whisper White card stock that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score, and fold at 4 1/4.

Stamp the large sunflower in Cinnamon Cider.  Make a mask of the sunflower using a sticky note.  Stamp the flower on the note making sure that part of on the sticky part.  I did end up having to use more than one note because the flower is so big.  With the mask in place, stamp the smaller sunflower at the top and the bottom of the large one.  Stamp the leaves with the mask still in place again in Cinnamon Cider.

Color the sunflowers with the Light Cinnamon Cider in the middle, the Light Old Olive for the leaves, and the Mango Melody Combo Blends for the petals.

Color all around the flowers with a Light Pool Party Blend.

Add two 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch strips of the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper down the left side of the card.  I choose pieces that showed the Cinnamon Cider colors.

CCMC #619 Celebrate Sunflowers Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  Stamp on Whisper White in Cinnamon Cider ink.  Stamp again in Versamark on white.  Add Gold Emboss Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Cut out the heart word with snips and attach to the Cinnamon Cider saying with glue dots.  Cut out the label with the Painted Labels dies.

Add three of the detailed leaves cut from Old Olive card stock using the Sunflower dies to the back of the label.

Now add some of the gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack under the label.  The label goes on the card with dimensionals.  Add some of the Metallic Pearls in gold to the label.

CCMC #619 Celebrate Sunflowers Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Inside add the saying in Cinnamon Cider from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  Stamp the smaller sunflower in Cinnamon Cider and color with the same blends as on the front.  Cut out with the dies and add to the card inside.  This was cut separately because the blends color would bleed to the back of the card.

CCMC #619 Celebrate Sunflowers Card by Jo Anne Hewins

That will do it.  I really love the Light Pool Party around the flowers.  I forget to do that technique and it's very effective!

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Arrange a Wreath for Year Round Stamping

I've been stamping the last few days with the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  I've posted some of my samples the last few days.  I'll give you links to these a little later.  Today I have three cards that I want to share.  I'll talk just a little about each of them.  All feature the Arrange a Wreath stamp set and the Wreath Builders dies.

Arrange a Wreath Easter by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped around the edges with the dots stamp from the Comfort and Hope stamp set.  Stamp in Flirty Flamingo. 

The Soft Sea Foam layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4. 

The wreath is stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  I used the Stamparatus for this to make sure I got a good image.  I also cut a wreath in Soft Sea Foam using the more detailed die from the Wreath Builders dies.

The colors for the eggs are Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Flirty Flamingo.  There are two eggs on the stamp and the dies cut out both eggs at the same time.

Color Whisper Crinkled White Seam Binding with a Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend and tie into a bow.  Add with a glue dot.  

The saying is from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set.

I added more dots in Soft Sea Foam just because.

Arrange a Wreath Valentines by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is on a base of Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, score, and fold.  Cover the front in Real Red Designer Series Paper from the Regal pack.  That piece would be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

You'll need one wreath cut using the leaves wreath in Shaded Spruce and another using the more detailed wreath in Just Jade.  Adhere with light glue around the ring only.  The Shaded Spruce is added first.

Cut the large valentine using the dies.  Add a little white scrap behind the LOVE cut out.  Attach with a dimensional.  Add a bow made using the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.

Stamp the smaller valentines using Real Red ink.  These also stamp and cut out 2 at a time.

Arrange a Wreath Fall Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is on a base of Cinnamon Cider.  

The Shaped Spruce layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  The designer paper is from the Flowers for Every Season 6 x 6 pack.  It measure 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The 2 wreaths are the same as the valentine card.

Colors used for the leaves are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight, and Cinnamon Cider.  They are also stamped and cut out in pairs.

Add a Cinnamon Cider Ribbon bow.

The sign is stamped off 2 times Cinnamon Cider.  You will need to fussy cut this.  Add some of the ribbon so that it looks like it is hanging from the wreath.

Here is a picture of all four of my cards.  You can find directions for the Christmas card here.

Arrange a Wreath Seasons Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

So you see, this bundle is definitely a year round stamping bundle.  But really, you can put anything on a wreath.  I bet your imagination is going now!  It's a great way to use other stamp sets along with this one.

If also have a post showing the flowers in this set.  I have a beginner, a casual, and a stepped up avid version.  You can find that here.

Thanks for spending a little time with me.  If you need any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.

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NC Blog Hop for June Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for June.  You'll find us the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 pm.  Our theme this month is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.  In other words, we can pretty much choose anything we want!  You might have just come by Toni's blog.  What a talent!  I just love seeing all of the wonderful projects and ideas!

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I'm going with Something New.  I'll be using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  That's the Arrange a Wreath stamp set and the Wreath Builders dies.  These are gorgeous and something that you can use all year long.  Really, you can make a wreath for any occasion or for your decor!  I'm going to show you three cards actually, a beginner stamper, a casual stamper, and avid stamper card.

Arrange a Wreath Beginner Project by Jo Anne Hewins

This beginner card uses Blackberry Bliss for the card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded).  The next layer is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack.  It's cut at 4 x 5 1/4.

Adhere the wreath stamp on your Stamparatus so that the stamp will be in the middle of the wood layer.  Stamp the wreath in Granny Apple Green.  If this does not stamp completely, just ink and stamp again.  A beginner will love this!

Using Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp the middle sized flower on the wreath.  Now in between, stamp the dots.

Add the saying in the center of the wreath.

Arrange a Wreath Casual Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is stepped up a bit.  I've added a Garden Green layer (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) behind the designer paper.  The wood paper is cut to 3 3/4 x 5 now.

Stamp the wreath in Granny Apple Green as above.

Now cut the more detailed wreath from the Wreath Builders dies in Garden Green.  Hint:  Watch my video below for a paper saving tip!

Stamp the saying from Arrange a Wreath in the center of the wreath in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut seven of the middle sized flowers using the dies.  There are two of this die in the set to speed cutting a little.

Punch 7 holes using a regular hole punch from So Saffron card stock.  Add each hole to a glue dot and add to the wreath.  There is a hole as part of the dies.  I think it could be used for this flower.  It's too big for the smallest flower.  A hole punch would be faster.

Now add a flower for each center.

Cut the bow from Blackberry Bliss card stock using the dies and add.

Arrange a Wreath Avid by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the avid stamper's card.  The measurements are the same for the layers for this card.  I was careful to glue these layers around the outside but not in the middle.  I used the approximately 2 inch circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut a circle in the middle of the card front.

Before adding the layers, cut the leaf wreath from the center of the Garden Green layer.  No one will ever know!

Add a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card.  Close the card.  Add glue to the wood circle that was cut out of the front through the hole to the inside white piece.  I was careful to try to match the wood grain.  Stamp the saying on the wood circle in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut detailed wreaths from Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green.

Adhere the wreaths with glue just around the center.  Add first the Granny Apple Green wreath, then the Garden Green wreath, and finally the Mint Macaron wreath.  Be careful to off center the detailed wreaths.  These will be larger that the cut circle.  Just center them around it.

Arrange a Wreath Avid for NC Demo by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut three of the largest flowers from Blackberry Bliss and three of the circle dies from the Wreath Builders dies from So Saffron.  Glue the saffron behind the flowers.  Use the blunt end of a Paper Piercer tool (retired) to press the center of the flower into a spongy surface.  The Stampin' Pierce Mat will work for that.  Add these flowers to the wreath spacing them apart.

I used about 10 or so of the smallest flower.  Punch about 10 holes using a hole punch from So Saffron.  Add these to the roll of glue dots, one for each dot.  Add the holes to the wreath.  I put two between each large flower and some at the bottom.  One will go inside at the bottom of the wood circle.  Cut 10 of the flower from Blackberry Bliss.  There are 3 of the dies for this flower to help you.  Hint:  I used the new Adhesive Sheets behind my card stock so I could add the flowers easily!  Pull the adhesive backing from each flower and add so that you can see the saffron center.

Tie a bow with Linen Thread (and lots of it).  Add the bow with a glue dot.

Arrange a Wreath Avid Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Add the flower on the inside and a few of the small sprigs from the same die set.  I did add the Adhesive Sheets to the back of these too!

Here is a video showing how to make this card.  It might help clear up a few things.

 

The Arrange a Wreath bundle is great for all kinds of stampers!

Arrange a Wreath Trio by Jo Anne Hewins

Just to add a little more.  Here is pretty much the same card in Christmas colors!

Arrange a Wreath by Jo Anne Hewins

I thank you so much for your time today.  I hope you'll try this bundle.  Ariel is up next.  You will love her project!

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Friday Tutorial Ornate Garden by Me

Today we have a beautiful card that I added to our Tutorial Medley group.  It uses the Ornate Garden Suite.

Ornate Garden Suite by Jo Anne Hewins

I was proud of this one.  Here are the instuctions below.

Ornate Garden

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Ornate Style #152572, Ornate Thanks #149471, Ornate Style Bundle #154119

Cardstock: Highland Heather #146986, Whisper White #100730

Ink: Versamark #102283, Mango Melody Blends Combo #154888, Balmy Blue Blends Combo #154830, Highland Heather Blends Combo #154887, Purple Posy Blends Combo #154896, Mossy Meadow Blends Combo #154890, Early Espresso Pad #147114

Tools & Accessories: Ornate Layer dies #152726, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109129, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding #151326

Designer Paper: Ornate Garden Specialty DSP #152488

Misc: Paper Snips #103579, Take Your Pick Tool #144107, Grid Paper #130148, Stampin’ Sponges #141337, Heat Tool #129053, Paper Trimmer #152392, Glue Dots #103683, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Foam Adhesive Strips #141825

Measurements:

Card Base: Highland Heather 5 ½ x 8 ½, score at 4 1/4

Cardstock #2: Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 (Use 1 or 2, see directions)

Cardstock #3:

Designer Paper: 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 gold outlined flowers

Instructions:

Stamp around the card base with the large flower stamp from Ornate Style in Versamark to leave a pattern around the edges.

Sponge the Ornate Garden Specialty paper with Highland Heather ink. Rub over the surface with a tissue to wipe away extra ink and allow the gold to shine.

Stamp the large flower stamp again in the center of the Whisper White layer in Early Espresso ink.

Color in the image. Use the following blends: Crushed Curry combo, Balmy Blue combo, Mossy Meadow combo, Dark Purple Posy, and Dark Highland Heather.

Use the Ornate Layers dies to cut. You need the long thin stitched rectangle. Cut from the middle of the flowers. Now cut another rectangle directly next to the left and another to the right. If you wish you can use the outer part of this layer to make the Whisper White layer between the base and the patterned paper. This would save paper. If not, use the second Whisper White layer for this.

Use Grid Paper to help with placement of the strips. Find the middle of the patterned paper at the top and the bottom and use that to place the middle strip. Keep strips in the correct order. Add with Foam Adhesive Strips. Now add to the left and right looking at the spacing between the middle strip and edges of the layer.

Add all layers together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Color a 5 inch piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with a Dark Balmy Blue Blend. Add across the lower part of the strips. Use a glue dot on the under side of the strips to add the ribbon. Add another glue dot under the ribbon across the top to stabilize.

Stamp the work THANKS from the Ornate Thanks stamp set in Versamark on a scrap of Highland Heather card stock. Add Gold Emboss Powder and melt with the Heat Tool. Trim using Paper Snips or the Paper Trimmer. Add across the ribbon with glue dots.

I used a 13 inch piece of colored seam binding to tie a double bow. Add with a glue dot.

Here are an additional picture for you.

Ornate Garden Suite Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

If you want to download the tutorial Download Tutorial Medley Ornate Garden for June by Jo Anne Hewins

I thank you for your time.  If you have any difficulties with the download, please let me know.

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