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NC Demo Blog Hop Cute as a Bug! with Honeybee Home

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop where our theme this month is Cute as a Bug!

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I'm so glad that you are here!  Our hop comes out on the last Sunday in each month at 8:00 pm ET.  You may have just come from Tonya Bowers' blog.  I know you liked her projects!  I want to encourage you to visit them all.  You will be inspired.

I chose to use the Honeybee Home stamp set and the Honeybee Blooms dies.  You can still get the two of these as a bundle.  That's a 10% savings!  This card is also a birthday card for my sister Martha.  Hope you had a great day!

Honeybee Home  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card has a book binding opening and I think it's pretty cute.  The base is from Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score it at 4 1/4 and 5 1/2.  Fold as always in the middle and then fold it back at the next score.  Go ahead and glue down the small space.

I'm using the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper for my card.  The stripe piece is cut to 1 x 4.  The larger piece measures 4 x 4.

I used the Layering Circles dies for the Daffodil Delight circle.  Cut the largest circle.  Run this through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue to the card near the bottom center.

Honeybee Home Close Up  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The flowers on this card are actually part of the Perfectly Penciled DSP.  I colored it with blends.  Use Dark Daffodil Delight for the center of the flowers.  I used the light one and kind of lightly added a little color up from the center and left the tips white.  The stems and leaves were colored with the light and dark Granny Apple Green blends.

I fussy cut the flowers.  There was a small area that would not fit on the front so I snipped it off and added it inside the card.  I added this cut out to the card with dimensionals.  Just move the flowers around until they fit on the card and look right to you.

For the sentiment I used the Charming Sentiments bundle with the Sentiment Silhouettes dies.  These dies actually fit around the sayings in the stamp set.  If you don't like to fussy cut, these might be for you!  Glue this to the card since the flowers are already on dimensionals.  I think I did add one at the very end where the sentiment extends past the flowers.

Honeybee Home Birthday Card  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Well you must remember the theme of the blog hop, so here come some bees.  The Honeybee Home stamp set has three different bees and I used them all.  Stamp them in Memento Black and color in with the dark Daffodil Delight.  I did add some more black using my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker.  Use the Honeybee Blooms to cut out the bees and add to the card on dimensionals.  Add some Wink of Stella to the wings of the bees.

Finally wrap some of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the card and tie it into a knot.  That ribbon made me think of the wings of the bees.

Honeybee Home  Inside of Card  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The inside shows where I placed the rest of the flowers from my cut out.  This sentiment is from the Charming Seniments stamp set.  It's not a birthday saying, but a needed one for my recipient.  I'm glad we have that saying.

Honeybee Home  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for joining me today.  Tina Lesson is up next and you'll definitely want to check out her project.

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This is our list of participants

Jo Anne Hewins
Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Frances Wagner
Tracie Evans Langley
Tonya Bowers

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Honeybee Home Birthday Card  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  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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A Brewed For You Bundle Birthday!

Today I'm using the Brewed for You bundle with the Brewed dies.  This is perfect for a man, but wait, it's perfect for anyone who enjoys a little brewed libation.  I'm working on birthday cards for a nephew and a brother-in-law. I'll share 2 versions that are very similar.

Brewed for You Card  Brewed dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card was fun to make.  Start with a base of Basic Black cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Next, you'll need a piece of Basic White cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  Stamp the beer mug and the glass randomly over this paper using Memento Black.  Hint:  Let your paper dry for a couple minutes.  I went right on with the card and had a little smearing.  It's an opportunity to be creative, right!  I will share.

Use a piece of the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper cut to 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 down the left side of the card.  So here was my first smear.  It was right beside of the DSP I added and just to the left.  I covered it up with another piece of Perfectly Penciled cut to 1/8 x 5 1/4.  Butting it up next to the first paper covered almost all of the smear.  Of course a matching strip of paper must be added to the other side.

For the focal point cut a Mango Melody large circle and a Basic Black next largest circle using the Stylish Shapes dies.  These are glued to the card and to each other.

Brewed for You Birthday for Jim  Perfectly Penciled  Stylish Shapes dies  Brewed dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the mug on white and stamp the liquid in Mango Melody.  It's pretty easy since these are photopolymer clear stamps.  Stamp the bubbles as well.  These are stamped in Memento Black.

Cut these out using the Brewed dies.  I used Wink of Stella on the bubbles and the chilled mug.  Add these pieces with dimensionals.  Tuck the bubbles just a little behind the mug.

The saying is cut out using the Stylish Shapes as well.  I had a little strip of the 1/8 inch paper and decided to use it on the saying as well.  Add with glue and with dimensionals where needed.

Finish with some of the Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.

Brewed for You Birthday for Jim  Perfectly Penciled  Stylish Shapes dies Wink of Stella  Brewed dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So here is my second card.  When I stamped the mug and glass I had some smearing right  behind where the top mug is located.  I also had smearing where I placed the saying.  I had to adjust.  I made three mugs and stamped the saying on Mango Melody.  It worked!

Brewed for You  Brewed dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  Stamp the bubbles, mug, and beer.  Cut out and glue to the card.  I cut these out because I wanted to put the bubbles behind just a little.  That cute saying is part of the Brewed for You stamp set.

Brewed for You Duo  Stylish Shapes dies  Brewed dies  Perfectly Penned  Wink of Stella  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for spending a little time here today.  I hope you'll make these cards for someone you know that likes a little brew!

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Brewed for You  Brewed dies  Pictured with Dies and Stamp Set  Stylish Shapes dies  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Sweet Songbirds Bundle Pairs Well With Merry Melody EF

Hello, Hello!  I have a cute little card for you today using the Sweet Songbirds bundle.  It pairs perfectly with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder.

Sweet Songbirds  Merry Melody EF  Songbird Builder Punch  Linen Thread  Stylish Shapes dies  Bough Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Isn't it cute!  My base is Thick Basic White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  Run the front of the card through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder. 

Have you noticed the Stylish Shapes dies in the new annual catalog?  They aren't paired with a particular stamp set, so you might miss them.  It's on page 175.  It has wonderful circles, squares, and dies for sayings.  I'm using these dies are the squares on the front of the card.  

The Crumb Cake square is the largest square and the Pool Party square is the second largest.  Go ahead and adhere the two to each other.

Stamp the branch and the nest on Crumb Cake card stock using Early Espresso.  Cut them out with paper snips.  Run the nest through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Textured Paint Embossing Folder.  

Sweet Songbirds  Merry Melody EF  Songbird Builder Punch  Linen Thread  Stylish Shapes dies  Close up of bird  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Add the branch near the bottom of the Pool Party square.  Punch out the largest bough 4 times with the Bough Punch from Parakeet Party.  Place two of them near the branch in opposite directions.  You can see where the others are placed.

Punch the bird from Pale Papaya card stock.  Note:  You might want to make 2 birds.  There is one inside.  I do have them facing in opposite directions.  Punch the two wings from Calypso Coral.  Stamp eyes on the birds.  Add the wings and the beak.  I punched the beak from Daffodil Delight, but I think Calypso Coral would look better after some thought.  Add the bird so that it looks like it is sitting in the nest.  Secure the two together and then glue them to the squares.

Run some Linen Thread around the squares twice and tie a bow.

Sweet Songbirds Card  Merry Melody EF  Songbird Builder Punch  Linen Thread  Stylish Shapes dies  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Add the squares to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamp the saying from Sweet Songbirds on a 1/2 inch piece of Basic White.  Stamp in Early Espresso.  Notch the ends.  I curled the saying a little using my Bone Folder.  Add with glue dots on each end of the saying.  So cute!

Sweet Songbirds  Merry Melody EF  Songbird Builder Punch  Linen Thread  Stylish Shapes dies   Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is my inside of the card.  The saying is from Sweet Songbirds.  Add some of the music notes and the bird feet with Early Espresso ink.  The green piece is punched with the Bough Punch.

Sweet Songbirds Card  Merry Melody EF  Songbird Builder Punch  Linen Thread  Stylish Shapes dies  Bough Punch  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks so much for joining me.  This card was a lot of fun to make.  It just came together.  I love that kind of card!

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Sweet Songbirds  Merry Melody EF  Songbird Builder Punch  Linen Thread  Stylish Shapes dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Designer Paper Fold Over Fun Fold with the Sunflowers Dies

Last week I shared a Fun Fold with you.  I received a lot of comments about the card.  I thought I would make a video to show just how easy it it to make.  Find the card from last week here.  It used the Cottage Rose bundle.  For the video I decided to change it up a bit.  I do love how it turned out.  Here's a pic or two or three.

Sunflowers Dies Fun Fold Card  Tea Boutique DSP  Sweetest Cherries  DSP Fold Over Fun Fold  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Sunflowers Dies  Tea Boutique DSP  Sweetest Cherries  DSP Fold Over Fun Fold  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Sunflowers Dies  Tea Boutique DSP  Sweetest Cherries  DSP Fold Over Fun Fold  Flap of DSP Open  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card I used the Sunflowers Dies to make the flower.  Here are the basic details.

Base of Crushed Curry card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Poppy Parade Card Stock 5 1/4 x 8, score at 4.

Basic White for inside insert 3 3/4 x 5.

Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper 4 x 4 and folded diagonally.

Use the directions from the earlier blog post mentioned above and the video to help with assembly.

Sunflowers Dies  Tea Boutique DSP  Sweetest Cherries  DSP Fold Over Fun Fold  Pictured with Sunflowers Dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the flower, cut a base for it using just the outline die and Crushed Curry.  Cut two of the detailed flowers from the curry print designer paper.  Now crushed all three of these papers in your hand and straighten them out again.  Glue the three layers together with the plain base on the bottom.

Cut the center from Crumb Cake Card Stock and glue to the middle of the flower.  Add the flower to the front of the card with dimensionals.  Make sure that the designer paper can slip under the flower for closure of the card.

Cut three of the solid leaves and three of the detailed leaves and crush those in your hand.  Adhere to each other and just under the flower base with glue dots. 

Stamp the saying from Sweetest Cherries on a scrap of Basic White.  Cut this out using the banner from the Stylish Shapes dies.  Curl the banner with a Bone Folder and add to the card with glue dots on each end. 

Use the twine from the Fan Baker's Twine in the Jan-June Mini catalog to make a knot.  Use the Take You Pick tool to pull the strands at the end apart.

Embellish with the new Hearts Pearls.

Sunflowers Dies  Tea Boutique DSP  Sweetest Cherries  DSP Fold Over Fun Fold  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card, I used the Sweetest Cherries stamp set in Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade.

Here is the video.  

 

I hope you found the  video helpful.  I would love to see more variations of this fold.  Let me know if you make it!

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