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Punches and Dies in Red, White, Blue, and Green

Good morning.  My first thought was that I wanted to make a card to celebrate July the 4th, but I would just use red, white, and blue.  Of course my mind went to flowers.  You must have green with flowers, right.  So I love my card, but it doesn't cry out July the 4th.  It's the thought that counts, I hope. Here is my card.

Vintage Bottle Punch  Bough Punch  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Cottage Rose  Heart Pearls  White Seam Binding  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Start with a base of Starry Sky that is 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Run another piece of Starry Sky through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Buddy.  This paper measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Glue down to the base.

Most of my images are punched or cut from the 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.

The bottle is punched from Orchid Oasis  using the Vintage Bottle Punch.  Add with dimensionals.

The leaves are punched from Parakeet Party using the Bough Punch.  Parts of them are added with mini dimensionals and parts are glued down.

The flower blossoms are cut using the Cut & Emboss Machine using the Hippo dies.  These dies are part of the free Sale-a-Bration items that can be earned with purchase.  The flowers were added with glue.  You could use glue dots.

Embellish with the Heart Pearls.

Vintage Bottle Punch  Bough Punch  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Cottage Rose  Heart Pearls  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The sentiment is stamped using the Cottage Rose stamp set.  Stamp on a white scrap in Starry Sky ink.  Cut using the Stylish Shapes dies.  Run some of the White Seam Binding around the card and adhere to the bottle so that the tag will cover the ends.  Add the tag with a mini dimensional on those end corners.  Tie a bow with the seam binding and put in place with a rolled up glue dot.

Vintage Bottle Punch  Bough Punch  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Cottage Rose  Heart Pearls  Hive EF  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside, the words are again from Cottage Rose.  I used some left overs to add just a little stem and flower.  I think that looks cute.

Vintage Bottle Punch  Bough Punch  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Cottage Rose  Heart Pearls Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July week.  Maybe you'll have some time to stamp!  Our granddaughters are coming to spend 4 days with us this week!  Can't wait!

Vintage Bottle Punch  Bough Punch  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Cottage Rose  Heart Pearls  Hive EF  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Wonderful World for Sale-a-Bration

Sale-a-Bration will begin on July 1st when the July-December Mini also goes live.  There are some great products that you will be able to earn for free with a $50 or $100 purchase during the months of July and August.  One of these is the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper and the Wonderful World stamp set.  You are going to want these.

Wonderful World DSP and STamp Set. JO Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I made a card for you using this paper.  

Wonderful World DSP Card  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I used the Thick Basic White for my base 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2. 

Run a piece of Basic White cut at 4 by 5 1/4 through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder.  Not much of this piece will show through so this step could be left out.  I think it does add a little interest between the flowers.

Cut 10 flowers from the designer paper using the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Use the die that is by itself in the die set.  One of the flowers will go inside of the card.  You can use dimensionals to add the flowers to the card.  A much easier way is to use the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Cut 9 pieces that are 1 x 1 1/2 and adhere them to the back of the flowers.

Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Lay out the flowers on the card to see what the spacing will need to look like.  I begin with the upper left corner first and get that spacing there.  Then I go down to the bottom left corner.  Add the flower between these two always looking at the spacing.  Next go to the upper right and place that flower.  Add the flower between the two.  From there it's pretty easy to place the rest.

Tie the Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon around the card and tie into a bow.

The label is stamped using the Go To Greetings stamp set.  Stamp in Starry Sky. Cut out with the Stylish Shapes dies and glue to the card.

Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside, simply add the last flower.

Wonderful World DSP Card  Pictured with Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is a picture of the card with that beautiful paper!

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Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Botanical Layers and a Download for You Too!

I think that Botanical Layers is a beautiful stamp set.  I also have a beautiful card for you.  I had a wonderful time making this card, but there is a warning.  If you don't like to fussy cut images, this card is not for you.  I do love to cut things out, fortunately.

Botanical Layers  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

You may have noticed the Tutorial Medley logo on my card.  I belong to the Tutorial Medley group.  It's a group of about 25 demonstrators.  We are going through a little change so this month it might not be that many.  We will build back up to 25.  Each one of us creates a card and writes a tutorial to go with it.  I am able to past on to you all, hopefully 25, of the tutorials.  I do this for my Luv 2 Create team and for customers who purchase a minimum of $50 worth of product.  It's my way of saying thank you and passing along great cards created by great demonstrators.

Botanical Layers  Close Up  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here are the directions for making this card.

Botanical Layers

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Botanical Layers (158912)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (159229), Basic White (159276)

Ink: Polished Pink (155712), Granny Apple Green (147095), Old Olive (147090)

Tools & Accessories: Brick & Mortar EF (149643), Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Stylish Shapes (159183), Loose Flower Flourishes (155808), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579), Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (14408), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Glue Dots (103683), Bone Folder 102300), Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Designer Paper: 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Measurements:

Card Base: Thick Basic White 4 ¼ x 11, score at 5 ½.

Cardstock #2: Basic White 3 ¼ x 4 ½ for rectangle frame, scraps

Designer Paper #1: Tahitian Tide dotted designer paper approx 3 x 4

Instructions:

Emboss the front of the card base using the Brick & Mortar EF.

Cut a frame from Basic White using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Use the 3rd and the 5th rectangles from the outside.

Cut a rectangle from the designer paper using the 4th stitched rectangle in. Glue this to the center of the card front.

Add the rectangle to the front of the card covering the edges of the designer paper. Use Foam Adhesive Strips for this.

I hope you like fussy cutting! Using white scraps stamp zebra looking plant two times in Old Olive ink. Stamp the full leaves plant in Granny Apple Green. Cut these out with paper snips.

Add the zebra plant to the right coming out from the side just under the frame. I did cut off the far right bit of the plant. Glue this down. A tiny part of the plant rests just over the frame at the top.

Next add the leaves plant. I moved it up just a little so that the last plant will cover the bottom, but it’s a little higher. Add dimensionals to the leaves near the top and glue the rest.

The plant on the left is on top of the frame and over the side. Add bits of the Foam Adhesive Strips for the part inside the frame. This makes it the same height of the frame.

Add some of the Polished Pink Loose Flower Flourishes around the plants.

The saying comes from the Botanical Layers stamp set. Stamp in Polished Pink on white scrap. Cut this out using the Stylish Shapes dies. Curl with your Bone Folder. Attach with Glue Dots over the far left plant. Attach the end just over the frame with another bit of Foam Adhesive Strips.

Take three lengths of Linen Thread about 3 inches long. Hold them together and tie a knot in the center. Trim the ends. Separate the stands with the Take Your Pick Tool.

If you would like to download the tutorial, Download Botanical Layers.

Botanical Layers  Inside of Card  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins Watermark  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside of my card.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you'll try my card.  I hope you like cutting out images!

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Botanical Layers  Pictured with stamp set  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins Watermark  Luv 2 Create

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Wisteria Wishes for You

Good morning!  I have a beautiful card for you using the Wisteria Wishes stamp set and the Wisteria dies.  You can get these two as a bundle saving 10%.  These cards almost make themselves with the dies.  It's just so much fun!

Wisteria Wishes Card and Note Card  Wisteria dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Fern EF  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I had a lot of inspiration from Patty Bennett and her video that you can find here.  That video is very helpful!

I have a base of Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  Use the Fern Embossing Folder to make the beautiful designs on the front.

Make a square frame for the front of the card using the largest and 2nd largest square dies from the Stylish Shapes dies.  Add to the center of the card with Foam Adhesive Strips.  

Wisteria Wishes Card  Wisteria dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Fern EF  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create 2

Use the dies to cut a branch from Soft Suede card stock and glue to the top of the frame.  Part hangs over the edges.  

The leaves are cut using the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper.  This is retiring.  As I write this post (Several days ago now.) this paper is on sale for $8.05.  Please make sure my name is down as your demonstrator.  Glue the leaves along the top of the branch.  Some reach above and below.  I left them kind of free standing.  I did add a small piece of the foam adhesive in places.

I also cut the flowers from this same paper.  The differing colors of the paper are perfect for this.  After cutting the flowers I also stamped them with Rich Razzleberry and some Blackberry Bliss.  Crunch the flower parts in your hand and then spread them out again leaving some of the crumples.  Adhere the flowers together.  I just added glue in some spots.  Add the flowers to the stems with some pieces of foam adhesive.  Our dimensionals are not quite as tall as the adhesive strips.  That's why I like to use the foam.

That's all.  I just didn't think I needed anything else there.

Wisteria Wishes Card  Wisteria dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Fern EF  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  The stamp with 3 flowers was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and then highlighted with the small flower in Blackberry Bliss.  The saying is from the Flowering Tulips stamp set stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

Wisteria Wishes Card  Wisteria dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Fern EF  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I would also like to share a note card f using the Note Cards & Envelopes.  I made this card in about 5 minutes.  

Wisteria Wishes Note Card  Fern Embossing Folder  Wisteria dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The colors for this one are Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape.    Here is a picture of the two cards together.

Wisteria Wishes Card and Note Card  Fern Embossing Folder  Wisteria dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I am enjoying this bundle so much.  Thanks for stopping by to share some time with me today.

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Sweetest Cherries and a Thank You

Hello to you today!  I have a sweet little card for you!  After all even the name is Sweetest Cherries.  There is even a punch called the Cherry Builder Punch.  That goes together to make the Sweetest Cherries Bundle.  You can find it in our annual catalog on page 19, #158717.

I'm loving the little bit of red, white, and blue on this card.  It reminds me of an American summer.

Sweetest Cherries  Cherry Builder Punch  Scalloped Contours dies  In Color Baker's Twine  Tea Boutique DSP. In Color DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Begin with a card base of Crumb Cake 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.  I stamped off my Soft Suede ink to stamp the pattern in the background.  It's really ok to stamp down each side.  The middle will be covered.  If you look closely, but you don't have too, you'll see that my stamping isn't perfectly matched.  It's fine.

From the 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 stack, I've chosen a dotted piece of the Orchid Oasis cut to 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Take 2 pieces of Basic White cut to 3/4 x 6.  Cut close to one side on both with the large scalloped die from the Scalloped Contours dies.  Glue the pieces to each side of the orchid paper.  Notice that each side is about the same size and match the scallops so they are the same from each side.  Glue the panel down the center of the card front.  Trim the ends flush with the base.

Sweetest Cherries  Cherry Builder Punch  Scalloped Contours dies  In Color Baker's Twine  Tea Boutique DSP. In Color DSP  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the saying from Sweetest Cherries in Orchid Oasis on Basic White.  Trim around each word.  I added these down the center of the panel with glue dots.

Punch the cherries from paper in the Tea Boutique 6 x 6 stack.  The color is Sweet Sorbet.  I cut the paper at 1 1/4 inch strips so that I wouldn't waste a lot of paper.  It's precious!  Punch 3.  One is on the inside.  Punch the stem and leaves from the Parakeet Party paper in the In Color stack.  Once again I cut the paper in strips to punch.  I still felt that I wasted some paper.  I worked around and could punch additional stems or leaves in that space.  I didn't save a lot but it made me feel better!  Remember that there is an extra cherry on the inside of the card.  Add the cherries with dimensionals.  Glue the tip of the stem on the cherry.  I added the leaves on dimensionals.  I placed them so that the stem rested just slightly on the leaf to give the stem it's lift.

Use the Sorbet twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack.  Run this around the card twice and then tie it into a bow just to the left.  

Stamp the SWEET on Basic White in Sweet Sorbet.  Trim around the word.  If you don't like to fussy cut you can just make it into a rectangle and add.  Either way add the dimensionals to the top and bottom to avoid the twine.

Finish off with some Sorbet dots from the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots.

Sweetest Cherries  Cherry Builder Punch  Scalloped Contours dies  In Color Baker's Twine  Tea Boutique DSP. In Color DSP Card Inside  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside, stamp a row of the crisscross pattern across the bottom.  Remember to stamp off the Soft Suede.  Add your cherry.  I usually add a white layer inside my cards.  I just didn't think this one needed that.

So there you go.  We are ready for summer!

Sweetest Cherries with some In Colors  Cherry Builder Punch  Scalloped Contours dies  In Color Baker's Twine  Tea Boutique DSP. In Color DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for the visit today.  I'm trying to post 3 days a week now.  I do appreciate your loyalty in checking in with me.  Just an update.  It has been 6 months now since my stroke.  I'm doing great.  Sometimes my words come out jumbled a little.  Hopefully that will continue to improve.  I'm still trying to work on the stress and that's why I'm not posting as much as before.

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If you would like a group of 25 tutorials for free, I can help you out with that.  Luv 2 Create team members get this for free and customers can earn it for free as well.  Simply from my online store at least $50 using the links above.  I'll email the tutorials to you. Tutorials will be sent out by June 24th by email.  Our group is going through a little transition right now.  We only had 21 tutorials this past  month.  We'll work on getting it built back up to the 25.

Sweetest Cherries  Cherry Builder Punch  Scalloped Contours dies  In Color Baker's Twine  Tea Boutique DSP. In Color DSP  Pictured with stamp set and punch   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

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