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Hippest Hippos Z Fun Fold Card

I have a Z Fun Fold card for you today.  What's even more fun is that this card uses the Sale-a-Bration free items Happiest Hippos stamp set and the Hippos dies.  You can earn these with a $50 purchase.  To get them both, you would need a $100 order (each needs a $50 order).  Here's my cute card!

Hippest Hippos Z Fold Card  Awash in Beauty DSP  Hippo dies  Paper Piecing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I love this paper with the hippos as well.  This comes from the Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper.  My little hippo is going to dance right through the flowers.  She might tiptoe through the tulips!  

The base of this card is Blushing Bride.  I don't know if you have ever noticed, but I don't use a lot of pink.  It's not my favorite.  This DSP gives me the opportunity to go pink.  Elephants like pink you know.  The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.  Fold the card in the center and then fold the next section back away from the center.

Cut a piece of Blushing Bride that is 1 x 5 1/2.  Score this piece exactly the same.  You will turn it over and use it backwards from the card.

Hippest Hippos Z Fold Card  Awash in Beauty DSP  Hippo dies  Paper Piecing  Adhesive Sheets   Classic Matte Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The designer paper is cut one piece at 2 x 5 3/8.  This goes on the folded back piece.  The other is cut to 2 1/4 x 5 3/8.  It goes on the inside of the card to the right.

Cut a piece of Basic White that is 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 for the rest of the inside.

For the Hippo cut the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies in white and a coordinating scalloped circle from Blushing Bride.  The scalloped circle is from the Layering Circles dies.  Adhere done stamping and coloring the hippo.  Stamp the hippo in Memento Black.  I colored here using the Gray Granite Blends combo and the Flirty Flamingo Blends combo.  I didn't go into any extra shading because more likely this card will go to a child.  

I used the paper piecing technique for the skirt.  Stamp that area on the designer paper, also from Awash in Beauty DSP.  Cut it out with snips and then glue in place. 

Hippest Hippos Z Fold Card  Awash in Beauty DSP  Hippo dies  Paper Piecing  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create
 
The umbrella from the Hippo dies was cut in Basic Black and then the top of the umbrella was cut from the same designer paper.  Glue to the umbrella and glue to the white circle.  Some of this does stick out beyond the circle so be careful where you put the glue.

Cut the plants from Old Olive card stock and the flowers from Flirty Flamingo.  Hint:  I put some Adhesive Sheet to the back of the card stock.  Peel it off after cutting and you have stickers!  Easy!

Hippest Hippos Z Fold Card  Awash in Beauty DSP  Hippo dies  Paper Piecing  Adhesive Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I am loving using the Hippest Hippo stamp set and the Hippo dies.  Just remember that Sale-a-Bration items are while supplies last.  If you want these I wouldn't wait to order them!

Hippest Hippos Z Fold Card  Awash in Beauty DSP  Hippo dies  Paper Piecing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Happier Than Happy Bundle and Fun Fold

Love a fun fold?  Love an easy fun fold even more?  I've got one that looks hard, but it's not.  We often find that, don't we?  The Happier Than Happy Bundle caught my attention right away when I first saw our new annual catalog.  Remember, I have granddaughters.  Their parents have assigned them an animal when they were born.  Hazel is a fox.

Happier Than Happy Standing Card  Happy Forest dies  Happy Forest Friends DSP  Fun Fold  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I'm also using the Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper that goes along with the suite.  It's just so cute.

For this card begin with a base of Sahara Sand that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 1, 2, 5.  You'll need another piece of Sahara Sand cut to 3 1/4 x 8 1/2.  Score this one at 4 1/4.

On the big card, fold the first fold at 1 inch down and the 2 inch fold goes up to make a small mountain.  The next fold goes down.  That larger area opens to the inside of the card.

Happier Than Happy Card  Happy Forest dies  Happy Forest Friends DSP  Fun Fold  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

You can see here the basic fold from the side.  We'll add our designer paper now.  The very front small area has paper measuring 1 1/8 x 2 3/4.  You will need two of these as one goes on the inside of the card.

For the larger area between the 2 and 5 inch score lines gets 2 pieces of DSP that measure 1 1 x 2 x 2 7/8.  These go on each end.  

A piece of the trees DSP goes on the front of the small extra card.  That measures 3 x 4.  Directionality counts here so watch out how you cut.

On this small card the hello comes from the Artistically Inked stamp set.  Stamp in Soft Suede ink.  Cut some trees from Old Olive card stock.  I used three.  Use the Happy Forest dies.  

Happier Than Happy  Happy Forest dies  Happy Forest Friends DSP  Fun Fold  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the bear in Soft Suede and the fox in Cajun Craze on Basic White scraps.  Cut these out with the coordinating dies.  Add the bear to the small card front with dimensionals.  Add the fox.  It will have dimensionals on the left.  Use glue where the fox overlaps the bear.

Happier Than Happy  Happy Forest dies  Happy Forest Friends DSP  Fun Fold  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Fold the large card.  Glue the front of the small card to the center of the front small fold.  Watch where you put your glue.  Now with the large card folded, turn everything over carefully.  Glue the back of the small card to the back of the large base.  Notice that part of the card will extend up over the other.  Again, watch where you put the glue.  You don't want to glue the card shut.

Happier Than Happy  Happy Forest dies  Happy Forest Friends DSP  Fun Fold  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside you'll need a piece of Basic White cut to 2 7/8 x 5 3/8.  Add the small strip of designer paper to the bottom.  You might want to add a few extra Old Olive trees inside.

Happier Than Happy  Happy Forest dies  Happy Forest Friends DSP  Fun Fold  Pictured with stamp set  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I hope that all makes sense.  It did in my head.  Please ask me if you have any questions.

Thanks for checking out my project today.  My list of supplies is below.

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Happiness Abounds and the New In colors: Free PDF

Hello to you today.  I'm sharing a card that I made for the Tutorial Medley group.  We  are a group of Stampin Up! demonstrator who work together to supply our teams and customers with tutorials each month.  This month we all used the In Colors.  There's lots of variety because that's the only requirement that we had.  Here's my card.

2022-2024 In Color Cards & Envelopes  Happiness Abounds Bundle   STylish Shapes dies  Window Sheets  Tea Boutique 6 x 6 DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I used the floating technique.  The strips of designer paper are actually glued to a piece of window sheet.  All the details are in my PDF.  You can download it if you wish.

2022-2024 In Colors

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Happiness Abounds (159238) Bundle (158824)

Cardstock: Basic White (159276)

Ink: Orchid Oasis (159214)

Tools & Accessories: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (150673), Stylish Shapes dies (159183), Scalloped Contours dies (155560), Blossoming Happiness dies (158823), Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes (159270), Window Sheets (142314), Paper Snips Scissors (103579), 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots (159186), Orchid Oasis Metallic Woven Ribbon (159199), Grid Paper (130148), Paper Trimmer (152392), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Foam Adhesive Sheets (152815), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825)

Designer Paper: Tea Boutique 6 x 6 DSP (158659), 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP (159253)

Measurements:

Card Base: Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes

Cardstock #2: Window Sheets about 4 x 5

Designer Paper #1: Tea Boutique Orchid Oasis, 2 patterns, cut strips 4 inches long with a width of ¼, ½, or ¾

Instructions:

You will need a piece of Window Sheet 4 x 5. Cut the designer series paper as above. Use your Grid Paper to make sure that the strips are glued straight on the Window Sheet. The space between the strips may differ. I used Multipurpose glue for this. Let dry.

Cut out the second largest rectangle using the Scalloped Contours dies and your Cut & Emboss Machine. I did run this through 2 times but you may not need to do that.

Adhere the Window Sheet to the center of the card. I used dimensionals only where you can see the designer paper. You might also use Foam Adhesive Sheets or Foam Adhesive Strips for this.

Cut the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies from Basic White scraps.

Stamp the largest flower from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Orchid Oasis on the Sweet Sorbet DSP from Tea Boutique. Cut this out carefully with paper snips scissors. Try to stay just outside the stamped line.

Cut 3 leaves out using the Blossoming Happiness dies. Add the leaves to the flower with glue dots. Glue the flower to the white circle.

Stamp the saying in Orchid Oasis on white scrap. Cut it out with the Stylish Shapes dies. Add this to the card using dimensionals.

Add a bow of the Orchid Oasis Metallic Woven Ribbon to the corner of the banner with a rolled up mini glue dot.

Finish with some of the 2022-2024 Matte Decorative Dots in any color you wish.

If you would like to download the PDF, Download Tutorial Medley 2022-2024 In Colors.  Here are a few more pictures.

2022-2024 In Color Cards & Envelopes  Happiness Abounds Bundle   Blossoming Happiness dies  Window Sheets  Tea Boutique 6 x 6 DSP  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create


2022-2024 In Color Cards & Envelopes  Happiness Abounds Bundle   STylish Shapes dies  Window Sheets  Tea Boutique 6 x 6 DSP  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

2022-2024 In Color Cards & Envelopes  Happiness Abounds Bundle   STylish Shapes dies  Window Sheets  Tea Boutique 6 x 6 DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Thanks so much for your time today.  I think you could just change the sentiment and use this card for any occasion.  

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Hippest Hippos Book Fold Card

Hippest Hippos are also the cutest hippos around!  I have a great book fold card for you today featuring the Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog.  Here's my card.  

Hippest Hippos  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Positively Pink Woven Ribbon  Awash in Beauty DSP  Full View  Jo Anne Hewins  luv 2 create

For this cutie, start with a base of Polished Pink cut 4 1/4 x 11.  Score it at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.  Fold in the center and then the next score line will be folded back.  There is the basic fun fold.  I love this fold because the rest of the front of the card is a square.  That works so well with the stitched squares in the Stylish Shapes dies.

Hippest Hippos Book Fun Fold Card  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Positively Pink Woven Ribbon  Awash in Beauty DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  luv 2 create

For the designer paper, you'll need one piece that is actually 1 1/8 or just a tiny bit smaller by 4 1/8 or just a tiny bit smaller.  I like a smaller border on my cards but the 1/8 should really be 1/16.  Glue this piece in the smaller section.  Tie some of the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon around the card and tie into a know in the front.  Glue the small section closed.

Use the same designer paper for the rest of the front.  Cut it to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Remember that it could be just a tiny bit less on 2 sides. Glue.

Hippest Hippos Card  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Positively Pink Woven Ribbon  Awash in Beauty DSP  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  luv 2 create

Cut the largest square from Stylish Shapes in Polished Pink.  Cut the next smallest square in Basic White.  When you are ready to add the pink layer, use dimensionals.

Stamp the hippo with a flower in Basic Gray in the center of the white square.  Color in the hippo using the Polished Pink Blend Combo, the Light Petal Pink Blend, and the Smoky Slate Blend Combo.  Color the leaf in Old Olive.  Cut the tiniest flower from the Hippo dies in Polished Pink and cover the stamped flower.  Cut the green grass in Old Olive card stock, 2 for the front and 3 more inside the card.  Cut flowers with the die that has 2 flowers together in Polished Pink.  Cut as many as you wish for inside and out.  Glue these in place.

Hippest Hippos Card  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Positively Pink Woven Ribbon  Awash in Beauty DSP  Open  Jo Anne Hewins  luv 2 create

Here's a picture of the inside to help.  The Basic White piece inside is the same size of the designer paper covering the front of the card.  Stamp the saying inside in Polished Pink.

Hippest Hippos Card  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Positively Pink Woven Ribbon  Awash in Beauty DSP  Partially Open  Jo Anne Hewins  luv 2 create

The Hippest Hippo stamp set and the Hippo dies are both part of the offerings for the SU Sale-a-Bration during July and August.  Each are free with a $50 order, so you could get both with a $100 purchase.  If this is something you want, I would not wait to order.  All SAB items are while supplies last.  The Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes are already gone.

If you don't have a demonstrator I would love for you to order from me.  I would appreciate that so much!

I do send a group of tutorials out each month to customers who purchase $50 from me.  Usually there are around 25 made up from different demonstrators.

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Hippest Hippos  Hippo dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Positively Pink Woven Ribbon  Awash in Beauty DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  luv 2 create

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Design a Daydream Designer Series Paper Host Fun Fold Card

The Design a Daydream Designer Series Paper is way in the back of the annual catalog.  It's one of the items available if you have Host dollars to spend.  You earn Host benefits by spending at least $150.  This paper is a great value.  There are 48 sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper.  That's 4 each of 12 designs.  WOW!  With all that paper you need a card that uses it well.  Here is my card for today.

Design a Daydream DSP  Fun Fold Card  Scalloped Contours dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Start with a base of Blackberry Bliss cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Cut your designer paper to 5 1/4 x 5 3/4, score at 1 3/4.  Fold the short fold toward the inside of the card front.  That's all there is to the fold!  So easy.

Design a Daydream DSP  Fun Fold  Scalloped Contours dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

You will need another piece of Blackberry Bliss measuring 4 by 5 1/2.  Score this at 2 3/4 and fold.  This piece will be added to the center of the card base with the fold to the right.  That's the opposite of our usual fold.  Make sure the designer paper fold is open for this.

Design a Daydream DSP  Fun Fold  Scalloped Contours dies  Pictured Open  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the outside of the Blackberry insert cut a rectangle using the Scalloped Rectangles dies.  Use the third smallest.  Use Old Olive.  Add another piece of patterned paper that measures 1 7/8 x 3 1/4.  

Design a Daydream DSP  Fun Fold  Scalloped Contours dies  Pictured Partially Open  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The saying is from the Cottage Rose stamp set.  Stamp it in Versamark on a Blackberry Bliss scrap and then emboss using the white embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powder collection.  Cut this out using the Stylish Shapes dies.  Add a little Stampin' Seal under where your label will be.  Add some of the Linen Thread there using the Seal to stick it down.  Add dimensionals to the ends so that they will not be on top of the thread and add the label.  Mine sticks out over the front, but you can place it anywhere you like.

Embellish with the Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

For the inside add another rectangle cut in Basic White.

Design a Daydream DSP  Fun Fold Card  Scalloped Contours dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I appreciate your time today.  I hope you'll try this easy fold.

I do send a group of tutorials out each month to customers who purchase $50 from me.  Usually there are around 25 made up from different demonstrators.

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