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Pierced Blooms Interlocking Gate Fold Card

One of my most popular cards is one that I made using the retired Boho Indigo Product Medley.  It has been penned over and over.  You can find that post here.  It uses the fold I am showing today, the Interlocking Gate Fold.  This is one of those folds that turns out to be easy, but looks difficult.  Here is my card for today.

Pierced Blooms Interlocking Fold Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I haven't used the Pierced Blooms dies in a while.  I needed to bring them out again.

The base of this card is the new In Color Evening Evergreen.  The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 2 1/8, turn 180 degrees and score at 2 1/8 from the other side.  Burnish with your Bone Folder making sure everything is straight.

Cut 2 panels of Evening Evergreen that are 2 x 5 3/4.  Run these panels through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Stitched Greenery dies.  Glue to the folds on the base.

You will need two panels of Evening Evergreen that are 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 and two panels of Basic White that are 2 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Use the Stitched Greenery dies on the white panels and add to the evergreen.

Lay the two panels across the card and space them so that there is equal distance between the two and at the top and bottom.  Glue the left side of the top panel and the right side of the bottom panel.

Pierced Blooms Interlocking Fold Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut flowers and leaves using the Pierced Blooms dies.  I used Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party,  and Highland Heather.  Arrange these as you please. 

The saying for this comes from the Shaded Summer stamp set.  Cut this out with the Messages dies.  Add a rhinestone from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

Pierced Blooms Interlocking Fold Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Inside the saying is again from Shaded Summer.  Add more flowers and leaves.

Pierced Blooms Interlocking Fold by Jo Anne Hewins

Pierced Blooms Interlocking Fold Half Open by Jo Anne Hewins

There you go.  I must say that this is a beautiful card.  If you need supplies, they are linked below.  I would love to have your business!  I even have an incentive.  As a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials from well known demonstrators!  Please use the Host Code VZZ6MJA9 if your order is under $150.

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Facebook Live 8.20.2021 Delicate Dahlias for Sale-a-Bration

My Facebook Live was two days late, but here it is at last.  Thanks for being patient with me.  Today we are using the Delicate Dahlias stamp set.  This set is available for free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration in August and September.

DELICATE DAHLIAS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

Isn't it a beautiful set?  Just wait until you see it in action.

I'm going to go ahead and post the video first and I'll details and more pictures following.

 

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Delicate Dahlias for Facebook Live 8.18.2021 by Jo Anne Hewins

For my first card, the base is Evening Evergreen 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The patterned paper is from the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It's cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  

I used Calypso Coral, Real Red, and Cherry Cobbler for my flower.  I show you how I did it on the video.  For the leaves use Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen.  The leaves and flower are cut out with our snips and added to the card with dimensionals.  The saying is on a 1/2 inch piece of Basic White scrap.  I used the Gold Shimmer Ribbon from the Mini catalog to tie a knot.  Add with glue dots.  Finish with some of the Gilded Gems.

I did show how to use the masking technique for the inside of the card.

Delicate Dahlias in Blackberry for Facebook Live 8.18. 2021 by Jo Anne Hewins

I just love the colors for this card.  I used Blackberry Bliss and Granny Apple Green.

Begin with a base of Thick Basic White of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.  Again I used the masking technique for this card.  

When creating your own background it's best to begin with your largest image and work down to the smallest.

Use the Scalloped Contours dies for the panel.

Finish the card with some of the Basic Rhinestones.

Delicate Dahlias by Jo Anne Hewins for Facebook Live 8.18.2021 Card

This is the last card.  The colors used are Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green.

The base is Thick Basic White with the same measurements as the other cards.

The panel is cut from Fresh Freesia card stock.

And here are all three of the cards we made today.

Delicate Dahlias Trio for Facebook Live 8.18.2021 by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for your time today.  If you need any supplies for these projects, the links to my online store are below!

As a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials from well known demonstrators!  Please use the Host Code VZZ6MJA9 if your order is under $150.

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Sale-a-Bration, a Review!

I kept my grand daughter Sagan this week.  She's 3 and I really didn't have any time for myself or crafting from Sunday afternoon until Thursday night at about 10:30.  That's when we got home from returning Sagan to her parents and then going out to celebrate my husband John's birthday.  I am worn out!  But Sagan is such a joy.  Her smile can light up a room and my heart.  I just had to enjoy my time cuddling with her and being Grammie.  I missed my Facebook Live and that's what I usually post for my Friday post.  No post.  So here I am at 11:00 Thursday night putting a little something together for you.  I would like to post about Sale-a-Bration.  After all, this is the first time Stampin' Up! has had a Sale-a-Bration for the second time in a year!  Let's hope this is something they keep doing year after year.  SAB lasts for the rest of August and for all of September.  I don't want you to miss out on all the good stuff!  So here is a review.

This video gives you an overview of Sale-a-Bration products.  Enjoy and figure out what it is that you need!

 

And this video shows you about one of the stamp sets called Feels Like Home.  I haven't used this one yet, but you can be sure that I'll be showing you samples soon.

 

So I would like to share with you some of the samples that I've had on my blog so far just in case you missed them.

Shaded Summer Facebook Live 7.21

These cards were part of one of my Facebook Lives.  It shows the Shaded Summer stamp set from the annual catalog and the Summer Shadows dies available for Sale-a-Bration.  My video showing how to make these cards is on the post.  Find it here.

CCMC #675 Shaded Summer by Jo Anne Hewins

This card also showcases the Summer Shadows dies along with the Shaded Summer stamp set.  Can you tell that I love these?  Find the details here.

Party Puffins W Fold Open by Jo Anne Hewins

This fun W fold card uses the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper for the background.  I colored it with my Blending Brushes and ink.  Find this card here.

Textures and Frames with Ink Pads by Jo Anne Hewins

Along with the Summer Shadows dies, this card uses the Textures and Frames stamp set from SAB.  Find more information here.

Penguin Place Fun Fold for Facebook Live 8.11.2021 Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This fun fold uses the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  It's so much fun.  I also used the Penguin Place bundle.  Did you know that the Penguin Builder Punch also punches out some of the penguins on the paper?  This was also one of my Facebook Lives.  The video is on the post.  I hope that you'll watch it!  Find it here.

Counting Sheep by Jo Anne Hewins

This card uses the Counting Sheep stamp set and the Sheep dies.  It's a fun fold too!  You will love these products.  Find out the details about this card here.

CCMC#678 Delicate Dahlias Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card uses the Delicate Dahlias stamp set, the Summer Shadows dies, and the In Your Words stamp set.  The In Your Words stamp set can be earned for free with a $300 order.  Just get some of your friends together for an order and you can  get it for free!

Have I convinced you that there are some great products that you can earn for free?  If that isn't enough, as a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials from well known demonstrators!  Please use the Host Code VZZ6MJA9 if your order is under $150.

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Join and Pick a Free Bundle

During Sale-a-Bration join my Luv 2 Create team!  I would love to have you!  We have a deal for you!  Join the team, get $125 of product for $99.  Free shipping.  You also get to choose a free bundle.  Choose from this list.  Let me know if you need more details!

156795 Arctic Bears Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156819 Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle $50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD 1
156801 Christmas Season Bundle $54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD 1
156806 Christmas To Remember Bundle $60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD 1
156807 Frosted Gingerbread Bundle $48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD 1
158609 Gorgeous Leaves Bundle $44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD 1
156813 Nature’s Harvest Bundle $53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle $54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156391 Peaceful Deer Bundle $36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD 1
156789 Penguin Place Bundle $31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD 1
156798 Sweet Little Stockings Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156810 Whimsical Trees Bundle $51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD 1

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Delicate Dahlias from Sale-a-Bration

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #678.  We are using Polished Pink, Smoky Slate, and Basic Black.

 

I just got the stamp set Delicate Dahlias with my order this week and wanted to use it.  Here is my card.

CCMC#678 Delicate Dahlias Pic by Jo Anne Hewins

Delicate Dahlias can be earned for free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration during the months of August and September.  It is a beautiful set.  At first I thought I didn't need another flower set.  I don't know why I try to fool myself that way.  I did NEED it!

The base is Polished Pink measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Basic Black layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The patterned paper measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  This paper is part of the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper found on page 37 of the August-December Mini catalog.

I stamped the large flower in Memento Black ink directly on the designer paper with the outline stamp.  Stamp Polished Pink with the more solid stamp.  This is a Distinktive set meaning that it has lots of detail packed into a easy to use stamp!

CCMC #678 Delicate Dahlias Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the outline of the small flowers (3) on a piece of Basic White and then color it with the more solid stamp in Polished Pink.  You do need to fussy cut these with your snips.

The leaves are in Basic Black.  I add some of the Adhesive Sheets to the back of my black card stock before cutting them out.  I used the Summer Shadows dies, another Sale-a-Bration offering, for the leaves.  With the backing removed they just turn into stickers.

Add the small flowers with dimensionals.

The saying is from the In Your Words stamp set.  Stamp in Memento and then cut out the saying.  Add with dimensionals.  The In Your Words stamp set can be earned for free by making a $300 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!!!

CCMC #678 Delicate Dahlias Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, add a saying from In Your Words and stamp the dahlia again just as on the outside.

CCMC#678 Delicate Dahlias Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I just going to say that I'm not a big fan of pink and black, but I do think this is a pretty card.  I like these Thursday challenges because it makes me try new things!

Thanks for joining me today.  I appreciate it.  If you need any supplies, now is the time with Sale-a-Bration going on.  You might need to build up some of your stamping basics or add some of that new product from the August-December Mini catalog.  I'm happy to help!

As a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials!  Please use the Host Code VZZ6MJA9 if your order is under $150.

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Join and Pick a Free Bundle

During Sale-a-Bration join my Luv 2 Create team!  I would love to have you!  We have a deal for you!  Join the team, get $125 of product for $99.  Free shipping.  You also get to choose a free bundle.  Choose from this list.  Let me know if you need more details!

156795 Arctic Bears Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156819 Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle $50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD 1
156801 Christmas Season Bundle $54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD 1
156806 Christmas To Remember Bundle $60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD 1
156807 Frosted Gingerbread Bundle $48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD 1
158609 Gorgeous Leaves Bundle $44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD 1
156813 Nature’s Harvest Bundle $53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle $54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 1
156391 Peaceful Deer Bundle $36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD 1
156789 Penguin Place Bundle $31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD 1
156798 Sweet Little Stockings Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
156810 Whimsical Trees Bundle $51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD 1

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All Squared Away A Tutorial Medley Tutorial

The Tutorial Medley group is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators working to together to make something special for you.  Each month we each design a card and write up a tutorial to submit to our group.  Demonstrators can use these in any way they wish.  I choose to use mine as an incentive to you to purchase Stampin' Up! products from me!  You can have the tutorials emailed to you with a $50 purchase.  Tutorials are emailed near the end of the month.  Today I'm sharing my tutorial for August using the All Squared Away bundle.  I have to say I love this card.  I'm so proud of it.

Tutorial Medley All Squared Away

Our CEO Sara Douglass shared a technique using the Spiral Background stamp and embossing.  This is part of my card.  It's all explained in the tutorial.  This is black and white embossing on Vellum.  Here are all of the details and measurements.

All Squared Away

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Supplies:

Stamp Sets: All Squared Away (#155087), Bundle (#158382), Spiral Dye (#156927)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (#159229), Basic Black (#121045), Basic White (#159276), Vellum (#101856)

Ink: Versamark (#102283)

Tools & Accessories: Stamparatus (#146276), Basics Stampin’ Emboss Powders (#155554), Heat Tool (#129053), White Glittered Organdy Ribbon (#156408), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Stampin’ Seal (#152813), Foam Adhesive Sheets (#152815), Glue Dots (#103683), Floral Squares Dies (#155961)

Designer Paper: Pattern Party Host DSP (#155426)

Measurements:

Card Base: Basic Black 4 ¼ x 11, score at 5 ½ and at 6 ¾

Cardstock #2: Basic Black 4 1/8 x 4 1/8, 2 1/8 x 2 1/8, 2 x 2

Cardstock #3: Basic White 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, 2 x 2

Cardstock #4: Vellum 4 ¼ x 5 ½ (later trimmed to 3 7/8 x 3 7/8)

Designer Paper #1: 1 1/8 x 5 3/8

Instructions:

Instructions:

Fold card as usual. Fold back on the second score line. Glue the area down between the two score lines. This forms a spine and a square area.

Glue the Pattern Party DSP strip down the spine. Tie the ribbon around and tie into a bow. I find that it’s easier to tie the bow if you put a glue dot under the first tie.

Place the Spiral Dye stamp in the Stamparatus. Put a little dot in a corner of the Vellum to mark the top of the paper. Use an Embossing Buddy or used dryer sheet to help with static on the Vellum. Stamp with Versamark. Use the White Emboss Powder and melt with the Heat Tool. Use Embossing Buddy or dryer sheet again. Turn the Vellum around so that the dot is at the bottom. Stamp again with Versamark. This time used the Black Embossing Powder and melt with the Heat Tool. Trim the Vellum to 3 7/8 x 3 7/8. Try to keep the spiral to the center of the piece. Mount the Vellum onto the Basic White sheet of the same size. I used Stampin’ Seal around all the edges and in the middle.

Add the largest Basic Black piece to the card and then the piece that has the Vellum.

Take the smallest piece of black and cut it with the flower die from the Floral Squares Dies. Stamp the entire surface with Versamark and cover with Clear Emboss Powder. Heat with the Heat Tool.

Add solid black piece to the center of the front with some of the Foam Adhesive Sheets. Now add the smaller white piece and complete with the cut flower piece. Use glue or Seal.

Stamp the saying from All Square Away in Versamark on Basic Black. Add White Emboss Powder and heat. Trim and add with a strip of the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

To download this tutorial Download Tutorial Medley All Squared Away

I do have extra pictures of this book fold card.

Tutorial Medley All Squared Away Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Tutorial Medley All Squared Away Embossed Square

Tutorial Medley All Squared Away Inside

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you'll try this card.  I loved embossing on the vellum.  I loved that it used different embossing powders.  We used all of them in the Basics Stampin' Emboss Powders!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I appreciate you!

As a reward for a $50 purchase I will email you a compilation of around 20 tutorials by different demonstrators around the US.  You'll see lots of stamp sets and bundles featured with lots of styles from these demos.  These will be emailed after the 20th of the month.  These are quality tutorials!  Please use the Host Code VZZ6MJA9 if your order is under $150.

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