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All Squared Away Easy Fun Fold

Hello!  I have a cute little card for you today.  It features the All Squared Away Bundle.  It has the All Squared Away stamp set along with the Floral Squares dies.  I was immediately drawn to this bundle when the new catalog came out back in May.  I finally decided I had to have it.  Then I saw this fold on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect.  I'm sorry that I can't remember who's card had the fold.  Just know, it's not original.  Well, here is my take.

All Squared Away Fun Fold by Jo Anne Hewins

I've always been a lover of blue and green together.  So my base is Misty Moonlight cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The green paper is from the Party Pattern Host Designer Series Paper offering at the back of the annual catalog.  You earn Host Rewards with a purchase over $150.  That's the only way you can get this paper.  But it's a fantastic offer with 48 sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper.  There are 12 patterns!  Cut this Granny Apple Green Paper at 4 x 5 1/4.

Use the Basic Borders dies to cut the edge of the card front and the edge of the designer paper.  When placing the die pay attention to how it looks at each end.  You want them to look the same.  Attach the designer paper to the front of the card.

All Squared Away Fun Fold Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

My advice is to go ahead and stamp the inside of the card.  The saying is from the All Squared Away stamp set.  Before adding it to the inside, place the flap.  The flap is from the Misty Moonlight card stock and measures 1 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Score at 2 1/2.  This measurement is a little longer that the one I have in the sample.  This will allow you to have your square in the middle of the card.  Glue down the short end inside the card back.    Make the fold even with the side of the card.  Now glue in the inside of the card over the flap.   My advice is to use your Grid Paper to help you place the flap in the center of the side of the card.

Cut the detailed square from a piece of Basic White card stock.  You'll need another piece of white that measures 1 7/8 x 1 7/8.  Adhere the two.  Cut the detailed die again in Granny Apple Green and in Misty Moonlight and in Daffodil Delight.  Trim and piece the colored paper in the correct spaces.  

All Squared Away Fun Fold Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the All Squared Away stamp set on a strip of Basic White.

Cut two more flowers in Misty Moonlight and Daffodil Delight to add to the card.  You might want to add an extra to the inside.  Note:  We made this card in a class.  They ended up using a hole punch for the Daffodil and adding behind the flowers.  That was a little quicker.

All Squared Away Fun Fold by Jo Anne Hewins

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156795 Arctic Bears Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 1
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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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Party Puffins W Fold Card

I have the best card for you today!  I am so excited to share it with you!  It's a W Fold card using the Party Puffins.

Party Puffins  W Fold by Jo Anne Hewins

Party Puffins W Fold Open by Jo Anne Hewins

I made this card on my Facebook Live this past Wednesday and I'm so happy to share this post with you to make everything crystal clear.

My base is Basic Black measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  You also need a strip that is 1 3/4 x 11, score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/4.  You also need 4 rectangles that are 2 1/4 x 2 3/4.

My designer paper is called Beautifully Penned.  It's a 12 x 12 free offering from Sale-a-Bration that will be free beginning August 3rd with a $50 purchase.  The pack is black and white and there are 4 each of 3 double-sided designs.  For this paper you will need 3 pieces of 4 x 5 1/4.  Make sure that you cut the wave going in the correct direction.  I did reserve the two pieces cut from the same piece for the inside so that the lines match across the card.  You'll also need 4 pieces of the DSP that measure 2 1/8 x 2 5/8.  Waves will be horizontal.

For the designer paper, use a Blending Brush and Pool Party ink to color every piece.

For coloring the images, I used the Dark Pale Papaya, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light Smoky Slate, and Dark Daffodil Delight.

I did a little research on puffins and found that they live in northern North America.  They spend most of their time in the ocean.  When on land they like the rocky cliffs or areas on shore.  I used the Majestic Mountain dies to help me with this.  I used the mountain die to cut 4 in Basic Gray and one in Smoky Slate.  Also cut 2 of the detailed trees from Mossy Meadow and one from Pear Pizzazz.  I did put some of the Adhesive Sheets on back of the card stock for the trees.

Party Puffins W Fold Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

On the video I explain how I built up the scene with the rocky cliffs and the sea below.

Stamp the puffins and cake using the Stamparatus using Memento Black ink.  That way you can stamp again until the black areas are covered well.  I did share the way that I lined up the stamps needed for this card on the Stamparatus.  You'll need two of some of the images.   The birds and the cake will need to be cut out using your snips.  Add with dimensionals.

The video will show you how to add the strip to the inside of the card.  Here is a picture of the panels.  Everything is glued.  We want to keep the card as flat as possible.

Party Puffins W Fold Open View by Jo Anne Hewins

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Party Puffins W Fold Open by Jo Anne Hewins

Party Puffins W Fold Top View by Jo Anne Hewins

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Party Puffins W Fold Card by Jo Anne Hewins

 

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Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks Book Fold

Hello!  I have a little fun fold for you today using the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper and the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks.

Book Fun Fold with Mask by Jo Anne Hewins

I love the book fold because it gives you a square area for your work.   The card base is Highland Heather cut to 4 1/2 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.  The small area to the front of the card is glued down leaving the square area for the rest of the card.  Add a piece of Hand-Penned DSP on the side that measures 1 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Tie some of the White Crinkled Seam Binding around and tie into a knot.

For the card front add a piece Basic White that is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.

For the focal point you'll need a frame of Highland Heather that is 3 1/8 x 3 1/8.  You'll also need another piece of Basic White that is 3 x 3.

To add the design to the white card stock, you'll need a Highland Heather pad with Blending Brush, a Daffodil Delight pad with Blending Brush, and a Pool Party pad with Blending Brush.  Choose the design from the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks.  There are 4 patterns on the sheet.  The square white paper will fit perfectly under the pattern.  You might use sticky notes to hold everything in place on your grid paper.

Begin with the lightest color and add to several spaces.  Then add the next color covering a few more spaces.  Finish with the last color and color in the rest of the design.  There will be some blending of colors for a beautiful design.

Mount these layers on dimensionals.

Book Fun Fold with Mask Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.  Stamp in Highland Heather.  Cut out using the Tasteful Labels dies.  Cut close to the saying at one end.  Reposition the die so that you can cut the other end making a shorter label.  Cut the label again in Highland Heather.  Cut label in half and position as that there is a little heather sticking out on each end.

Embellish with some of the Elegant Faceted Gems.

Book Fun Fold with Mask Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is again from Pansy Patch.  Add the design in the corner.  Be sure to use sticky notes around the design on the inside of the card.  You'll get ink outside the design otherwise.

Book Fun Fold with Mask by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I appreciate your time!

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Facebook Live 6.16.2021 Ombre Gift Bags

Hello to you!  I featured the Ombre Gift Bags on my Facebook Live this past Wednesday.  I have my Lives on Wednesdays at 4:00 ET on my business page here.  I would love for you to follow me there!  Should you miss me Live, it will be there on my page or it will make it to my YouTube channel.  You can find that  here.  I would love for you to subscribe to my channel and ring the bell to get notifications.  I have over 130 videos there.  Of course I'll have the video right here on this post.

Here are the projects we made this week.

Ombre Gift Bag Duo by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm using the Pale Papaya bags for these cards, but let me tell you about the Ombre Gift Bags.  You get 20 bags for $6.  The come in all of the new In Colors Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Evening Evergreen, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent.  They are great for packaging or adding a little extra to special cards.

Ombre Bags and Plenty of Patterns Masks by Jo Anne Hewins

For this bag I used the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush to add more Pale Papaya ink to the bag.  The ribbon used is from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Pack.  To finish the bag use the Hand-Penned Memories and More Card Pack.  The sticker is also from the pack.

Ombre Bags and Hand-Penned Cards and Envelopes by Jo Anne Hewins

Inside the bag I used the Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.  These are a real bargain.  You get 20 of these for $10.  Wow!  I turned the card inside out and used the white for the front.  I used the decorative masks again over the front.  The Pale Papaya layer is 4 1/4 x 6 1/4.  Now add another of the Memories and More cards and a sticker.  I love how the Cards and Envelopes fit right inside the bags.  It just makes everything a little more special.

Ombre Bags with Card Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  Add a piece of Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper cut to 4 x 6.  Add more sticker from the card pack.

Ombre Gift Bag with Tailor Made Tags by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the second bag we decorated.  Again I used the Plenty of Patterns masks.  The tags are cut from the Hand-Penned designer paper using the Tailor Made Tags dies.  These are a stand alone set of dies.  They are really going to be a staple for my card making.  I used the Pale Papaya In Color Ribbon as well.  For the saying, it's stamped in Misty Moonlight.  The stamp is from the Shaded Summer stamp set and is cut out using the Tasteful Labels dies.  Tags and the saying are added with dimensionals.

Ombre Bags Inside Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This is the card inside the card.  The base is Soft Succulent measuring 4 1/2 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Use the decorative masks with Soft Succulent ink and a Blending Brush.  The label is cut from Basic White using the Scalloped Contours dies.  The saying is from the Welcoming Window stamp set.  The flower, from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set, is stamped and colored using the Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, and Daffodil Delight Blends Combo packs.  Cut with the Penned Flowers dies.

I think this gives you any information you might need.  Here's the video!

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit with me today.  I have an additional project on my blog post on Monday.  I hope you'll take a look.  There will be a video with that post as well.

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Garden Birdhouses So Cute!

Hello to you!  I have a card for you today using the Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  This is such a cute set.  You can find it on page 107.  This card is part of the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #669 using Cinnamon Cider, Pale Papaya, and Mint Macaron.

CCMC669

These are pretty colors, but I wouldn't have put them together.  Turns out that it definitely works.  Here is my card.

CCMC#669 Garden Wishes by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is Mint Macaron measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The Cinnamon Cider layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The designer paper is from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.  It's cut to 3 3/4 x 5.

Stamp the branches directly on the designer paper in Cinnamon Cider ink.  One branch comes in from the left of the card, one in from the upper left corner, and the other in from the top.  Color in the leaves in Dark Mint Macaron.  Since these inks aren't really made for each other, I tried not to color over the Cinnamon Cider with the green.

To stamp the cord for the birdhouse, stamp once from the branch, but mask off the round part on the bottom.  Now stamp again with the whole stamp.  This allows the birdhouse to hang a little lower.

At first I stamped the saying directly onto the designer paper.  Then I thought the card probably needed a little bit more.  I cut out the sentiment with the circle from the Tasteful Labels dies.  Cut a circle from Cinnamon Cider with the Layering Circles dies.  Add the circle over the hole and add the sentiment with dimensionals.  Stamp a bird in Memento Black and color with the Pale Papaya Combo Blends.  Fussy cut and add the bird just over the words.

Stamp the birdhouse on a scrap of Basic White in Memento Black.  Color in the house with Pale Papaya blends and Cinnamon Cider Combo Blends.  Fussy cut and add to the card with dimensionals.  Add another bird stamped, colored, and cut out so that it faces the first bird.

CCMC#669 Garden Wishes Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, stamp the post in Cinnamon Cider and color in with blends.  I stamped the house and bird on scrap paper, colored, and cut out.  Add to the post.  The flowers are stamped in Memento Black and colored with Mini Macaron Combo Blends and the Pale Papaya blends.  The saying is from Garden Birdhouses.  It's stamped in Cinnamon Cider.

CCMC#669 Garden Wishes Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for joining me today and taking time from your day to include me.

If I can help you with supplies, please let me know.  I would love to earn your business.  For orders over $50, I would love to reward you.  I am part of a group of demonstrators who each add a card with tutorial each month to our group.  I will compile 15 of these tutorials for you for free.  Please allow me time to get this together.  I'll email these to those who qualify by the 20th of the month.  Please use the Host Code 43CEPHZZ.

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