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A Playful Penguins Gift Card Holder

Hello to you today!  I am giving credit for my card to Kelly Acheson.  She had a card and video recently that showed this style of gift card holder.  I have changed a couple things, but a lot is the same.  Go here to see Kelly's video.  Here is my card.

Playful Penguins Gift Card Holder by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper Whites that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of regular Whisper White to 4 x 5 1/4.   Stamp snowflakes from the Snowman Season stamp set in Pool Party over this piece.  Run this layer through your die cutting machine with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the card.

Stamp the saying from Playful Penguins in Real Red on a Whisper White scrap and cut out with the Stitched Shapes dies.  Cut a Real Red scalloped circle using the Layering Circles dies.  Glue these together and add to the card with dimensionals.  Add a little hat to the circle.  Stamp in Real Red and fussy cut.

Stamp the penguin in Memento Black ink on Whisper White.  Fussy cut.  Add a scarf.  Stamp in Real Red, fussy cut, and glue it on the penguin.

Playful Penguins Gift Card Holder Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Figure out where you want to penguin to go on the card.  Add some of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to the card and use your Heat Tool to make it puff.  Here is a warning:  the puff paint will scorch.  That's why my penguin is in a funny place!

Here is the inside of the card.

Playful Penguins Gift Card Holder Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I stamped penguins in the card with Memento ink.  Stamp the hat, scarf, and bow tie in red and cut out.  Add to the penguins.

The insert takes two pieces of paper cut to 5 x 5.  I used the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Score the two pieces at 1 1/2, 2 1/4, 3 3/4, and 4 1/2.  Form each of these into a box shape.  Place the boxes side by side and glue together only near the ends.  You want to leave the center open to that you can fit in the gift card.  Now place the two boxes into the fold of the card.  You'll put glue on the two sides touching the card.  Make sure you push these into the corner.  Close the card and press to glue.  You might want to watch Kelly's video.

The card will open with the card and also lie flat when closed.  This card could take a little extra postage due to the thickness of it.  Here's a picture of the side view.

Playful Penguins Gift Card Holder with Side View by Jo Anne Hewins

I really like this gift card holder and it allowed me to use some of my designer paper.  Let me know if you have questions.

If you need supplies, I would love to help you out.

Playful Penguins Gift Card Holder Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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A Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper Fancy Fold Card

 

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My card today is an easy way to use some of that extra designer paper that you might have.  I have used the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper.  I shared a card post and video earlier this year showing how to make this card.  You can find the post here and the video here.  So, here is my card for today.

Toile Tidings DSP card by Jo Anne Hewins

Start with a base of Real Red that measures 4 1/2 x 5 1/2.  That's a standard card size in the US.

The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is cut to 5 1/4 x 11 1/2.  Since this paper has a specific orientation, I'm going to turn it upside down to score.  Score at 4, 6 3/4, and 9 1/2.  Fold like an accordion with the large piece fitting on the base and the next layer folded in.  In my former post, I stated that you can just let the whole card fold out, or you can adhere the second and third folds to each other.  In this card I glued them together so there are flaps.

Toile Tidings DSP Close Up of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the front, cut the largest shape from the Stitched Nested Labels dies in Real Red.  Cut the next largest shape from Very Vanilla.  In the center of the shape, stamp the saying from First Frost in Garden Greeen.  Stamp two of the holly leaves from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set in Memento Black ink on Very Vanilla.  Color the berries with Light and Dark Real Red Blends.  Color the leaves with ink in the lid of the Garden Green pad and an Aqua Painter.  Fussy cut and add to the panel with dimensionals.  Add a bow with Real Red Cotton Ribbon found on page 174 of the Annual Catalog.  When adding this layer to the card, put adhesive only on the left side (right when turned over).  The rest of the label extends over the designer paper.

Toile Tidings DSP Open First Layer by Jo Anne Hewins

For the second flap, cut the largest scallop oval from the Layering Ovals dies in Garden Green and the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies in Very Vanilla.  Stamp using the Snow Front stamp set.  The saying is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  Colors used are Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, and Real Red.  Adhere to the center of the layer.

Toile Tidings DSP Open to Second Layer by Jo Anne Hewins

The final layer has a Garden Green layer that measures 2 5/8 x 5 1/8.  The Very Vanilla layer is 2 1/2 x 5.  Stamp with Snow Front using the same colors as before.  The saying is from Itty Bitty Christmas.

I feel like the Snow Front stamp set goes so well with the images on the designer paper.

Toile Tidings DSP Christmas Layer Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I hope you will try this fold.  It's a great way to use up some of that paper you have on hand.  You know you need to use it!  This is not an original fold, but I don't know who to credit with it.  Let me know if it's you!

If you need supplies, please let me know.  I would love to earn your business.

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The Night Before Christmas Suite

I have shared some of the projects made while I was on the Scrap & Paper Caribbean Cruise with Jennifer Gulch.  Today I want to share some of the projects made using the Night Before Christmas Suite.  This was not a suite that I purchased so I was happy to make these projects using some of the product.  These cards feature the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack.  These are found on page 25 of the Holiday catalog.

Night Before Christmas Memories & More by Jo Anne Hewins

These cards are also pretty quick to make.

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is just several layers of the cards.  Add dimensionals, Linen Thread, and a Jingle Bell and it's done!

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Jingle All the Way by Jo Anne Hewins

The same is true here.  The stickers are part of the card pack.  We added a Pearlized Doily, some of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon, Linen Thread and a Jingle Bell.  Top it off with a few rhinestones!

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Santa and Bag by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card, we did fussy cut around the Santa.  Just layer everything else.

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Santa card by Jo Anne Hewins

I think this one is my favorite.  The stars that you see are part of the card front from the Cards & Envelopes pack.

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Tree Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card and the one above used some of the Metallic Pearls on page 176 of the Annual Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some samples using the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack.  These are retiring soon and are only available while supplies last!

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A Few Samples from the Brightly Gleaming Suite

Today I am sharing some projects I made on the Scrap & Paper Caribbean Cruise recently with Jennifer Gulch.  She has such great projects for us to make.  Look at this group of projects made using the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

Christmas Gleaming Cards & Copper Tin by Jo Anne Hewins

Aren't these great!

Christmas Gleaming Copper Tin by Jo Anne Hewins

I had not paid much attention to the Copper Tea Tins that at in the Annual Catalog on page 173.  I thought they would be larger.  They are 3 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/4.  They are smaller than other tins we have had that hold cards.  These tins are perfect to use here at Christmas to hold a gift card or sweet treats!  After filling this one, I'll tie some of the 1/2" Classsic Weave ribbon that says Merry Christmas around the box with a bow on top!

Christmas Gleaming Jolly by Jo Anne Hewins

I had not ordered the Pretty Peacock and Old Olive Reversible Ribbon on page 174 of the Annual Catalog.  It's really quite beautiful and works so well with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love that paper!

Christmas Gleaming Holly & Star by Jo Anne Hewins

This card has the ribbon I was talking about with the tin.  It's so pretty.  Notice the use of the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing folder and the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements.

Christmas Gleaming Deck the Halls by Jo Anne Hewins

This card uses some of the same elements.  The stamp set is called Christmas Gleaming.  

Christmas Gleaming Copper Bag by Jo Anne Hewins

This project uses the Copper Dotted Treat Bags on page 173 of the Annual Catalog.  They are perfect for Christmas!  There is a 2 pack of punches that go along with this suite.  It's the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack.  The stamp set and punches can be purchased as a bundle now while supplies last.  The great thing though is that I think we'll see the stamp set and punches along with the Star Designer Elements and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper next year with the new Holiday catalog in 2020.  It will NOT come back as a bundle where you can save 10%!

Christmas Gleaming Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's a picture of the cards and bag again.  I love everything we made!

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Color Fusers Blog Hop for December, 2019

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for December!  We will be using Silver, Seaside Spray, and Blueberry Bushel.  You might have just come from Barb's blog.  Wow!  If you are just starting here, be sure to visit all of our blogs to see all of the exciting samples using these colors.

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This card was so much fun!  I must say I love how it turned out!

Color Fusers Stitched Stars by Jo Anne Hewins

It all starts with a card base of Blueberry Bushel cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. 

The next layer is also Blueberry Bushel.  It measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Run this layer through the die cutting machine with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  Now take the Versamark pad and drag it lightly across this layer covering most of it.  Emboss with Silver Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.

The next layer is Silver Foil that is 2 3/4 x 4.  From the center cut the larger silver star and the corresponding detailed star both from the Stitched Stars dies.

The Seaside Spray layer measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  Run it through the die cutting machine with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Again rub the layer with the Versamark pad and emboss with Silver Emboss Powder.  Add the layers. Run the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon around the rectangles and tie in a bow.  Attach to the center of the card front with dimensionals.

Color Fusers Stitched Stars Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  Stamp in Blueberry Bushel on Whisper White and trim around it.  Add to the bottom of the Seaside Spray layer.  Attach the two silver stars with a glue dot.  Add to the card with dimensionals.

Cut the large swirl from the Stitched Stars dies from Silver Foil.  Add the stars that some out of that to the card randomly with glue dots.  Cut the ends of the swirl and add to the upper right and lower left corners.

Color Fusers Stitched Stars Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the inside of the card.  This saying is from Itty Bitty Christmas.  Cut another swirl from Silver Foil.  Add it to the inside along with the stars that cut out.  To glue the swirl I added a blob of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to a corner of my Silicone Craft Sheet.  Cut a Stampin' Sponge into 6 parts.  With one of them, dab glue on the back of the swirl.  Try not to move it around on the mat so you don't get glue on the front.

Color Fusers Stitched Stars Close Up of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Color Fusers Stitched Stars Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Next up is Kelly.  You don't want to miss her project.

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Color Fusers Blog Hop List

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Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Sarah Wills

Barb Mullikin

Jo Anne Hewins

Kelly Acheson

Nicolle Belesimo

Melanie Hockin

 

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