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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.

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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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Happy First Birthday to Hazel

Last Monday was Hazel's first birthday.  A big party was planned for the occasion, but sadly little Hazel was sick.  So the party was moved to this past Saturday.  With absolutely no bias at all, I must say she is the sweetest little girl.  She is my granddaughter.  So of course a card must be made.  The theme is forest animals featuring the fox.  That's her spirit animal or some sort of thing.  It's her mascot.  I'll have a few pictures of Hazel near the end.

This post has lots of retired product.  That's not what I do.  Sweet little granddaughters just might make a person do anything.  So I warn you that a lot of the supplies I used aren't available for purchase now.

Storybook Friends stamp set

I used the Storybook Friends stamp set.  I don't know how old this set is but I did find a card on Pinterest posted back in 2012.  Some of you might not even remember this set. Something told me to keep this one.

Storybook Friends Card  Hazel's #1 birthday  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Black & White Gignham Ribbon  Paradise Palms  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So, the foxes were stamped in Memento Black across the bottom of a Thick Basic White base of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.  I used the Cajun Craze Combo Blends and the Light Smoky Slate to color the foxes.  Grass is added along the bottom of the card using a stamp from Paradise Palms.  The black dots are from a stamp in the Hello Ladybug stamp set.  Hint:  Add the words to the card and then make the dots.

I added a balloon punched out with the balloon punch.  This was punched from an old Regals 6 x 6 stack.  Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to draw a line to the balloon.  This looks a little weird.  The balloon was an afterthought.  Add with dimensionals.

Use the Playful Alphabet dies for the wording.  Add a piece of the Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back of the designer paper and then cut out the letters.  That makes the letters easy to add to the card.  Make a number one in Basic Black for the balloon.

Storybook Friends  Inside of Card Hazel's #1 birthday  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Black & White Gignham Ribbon  Paradise Palms  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Did you get the problem with my design?  I colored with blends on the front of my card.  What happens?  The ink bleeds to the back and makes the inside of the card ugly.  We can't have that.  We also don't want to mess up the very nice Thick Basic White.  Mistakes gives us a chance to be creative.  Designer Paper to the rescue.  I am loving the inside of this card.

I added checked Cajun Craze to the top to cover my ink.  There's no set measurement except the width at 5 1/2.  The black and white striped is from the Host Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  If you don't have that pack, you need it.  Look in the back of the catalog on page 171.  You would need to have an order of $150 to earn rewards.  But face it, that's not that hard to do!  The stripe is 5/8 x 5 1/2.

On the bottom the checked paper is 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The stripe is 1/2 x 5 1/2.

I stamped and colored another fox.  Cut off the flag.  Add him holding another balloon.  The saying is from Blossoms in Bloom.

Storybook Friends  Hazel's #1 birthday  Tailor Made Tags Dies  Black & White Gignham Ribbon  Paradise Palms  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

There must be treat bags!  These bags are retired from Stampin' Up!  I threw the paper away without writing down the details, but you can't get it anyway.  Stamp the fox in Cajun Craze and the dots from Hello Ladybug.  Cut a tag in the check and in Thick Basic White.  Stamp the fox, color, add grass.  The hooray is from the Storybook Friends stamp set.  Add the tags with dimensionals.  Add the bow of black and white gingham ribbon.

Storybook Friends Bag and Card Tailor Made Tags dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This just made me so happy!  There will be a list below of the current items you can actually purchase.  Don't be mad at me for teasing you a little with retired stuff.  It happens!

Want around 25  tutorials with current product.  Order $50 from me using Host Code R3T9NHEM.  I just sent these out for March, but it's not too late to make your purchases!

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An Elephant for Your Birthday!

When I first opened the Occasions catalog, I saw the Pyramid Pals stamp set and said no.  There were just too many pieces, and it was a little intimidating.  I do like to make 3D items, but it all just looked hard.  But now, I've seen a lot of samples using the set, and I earned a half price item with my order.  So I made the leap.  I made a chick for Easter in an earlier post.  Now I wanted to make a card.

Elephant 2

 

I started with a base of So Saffron cardstock cut at 8 1/2  x 5 1/2 and folded in half. I added a layer of Basic Gray cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  The elephant was stamped in Basic Gray ink onto Basic Gray cardstock.  The stamp set is called Playful Pals.  There is a little trick to the ears. The ears are mirror images so for one of them, you must cut it out and then stamp it. That's pretty easy because the stamp set is photopolymer.  Use the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies.  Now is a good time to mention that the stamp set and thinlits go together in a bundle.  That means 15% off when you buy them both.  The icing on the cake is that you would also qualify for a Sale-a-Bration item.  The eyes were stamped in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the thinlits, and mounted using dimensionals.

Elephant head

The elephant is holding a balloon.  The string is Whisper White Baker's Twine. Under the snout, it's attached with a dimensional and then it goes up to the balloon punched from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  The balloon is attached with dimensionals also.  The hearts were colored in with the So Saffron Stampin' Write marker.

Elephant head 2

The elephant needed to pop so I attached him to a circle of saffron stripes.  The patterned paper comes from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut the circle.  Finish the card with a white bow and a few sequins.

Elephant inside

For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from the Perfect Pairings stamp set. It's one of the Sale-a-Bration items you can pick for free with a qualifying order. You can see just a little peek of the elephant's tail.  I think he's racing to the birthday cake!  I'm liking the Pyramid Pals bundle and you will, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Leave me a comment if you wish.  I would love that!  See you on Monday!

 

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