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Arrange a Wreath for Year Round Stamping

I've been stamping the last few days with the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  I've posted some of my samples the last few days.  I'll give you links to these a little later.  Today I have three cards that I want to share.  I'll talk just a little about each of them.  All feature the Arrange a Wreath stamp set and the Wreath Builders dies.

Arrange a Wreath Easter by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped around the edges with the dots stamp from the Comfort and Hope stamp set.  Stamp in Flirty Flamingo. 

The Soft Sea Foam layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4. 

The wreath is stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  I used the Stamparatus for this to make sure I got a good image.  I also cut a wreath in Soft Sea Foam using the more detailed die from the Wreath Builders dies.

The colors for the eggs are Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Flirty Flamingo.  There are two eggs on the stamp and the dies cut out both eggs at the same time.

Color Whisper Crinkled White Seam Binding with a Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend and tie into a bow.  Add with a glue dot.  

The saying is from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set.

I added more dots in Soft Sea Foam just because.

Arrange a Wreath Valentines by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is on a base of Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, score, and fold.  Cover the front in Real Red Designer Series Paper from the Regal pack.  That piece would be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

You'll need one wreath cut using the leaves wreath in Shaded Spruce and another using the more detailed wreath in Just Jade.  Adhere with light glue around the ring only.  The Shaded Spruce is added first.

Cut the large valentine using the dies.  Add a little white scrap behind the LOVE cut out.  Attach with a dimensional.  Add a bow made using the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding.

Stamp the smaller valentines using Real Red ink.  These also stamp and cut out 2 at a time.

Arrange a Wreath Fall Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is on a base of Cinnamon Cider.  

The Shaped Spruce layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  The designer paper is from the Flowers for Every Season 6 x 6 pack.  It measure 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The 2 wreaths are the same as the valentine card.

Colors used for the leaves are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight, and Cinnamon Cider.  They are also stamped and cut out in pairs.

Add a Cinnamon Cider Ribbon bow.

The sign is stamped off 2 times Cinnamon Cider.  You will need to fussy cut this.  Add some of the ribbon so that it looks like it is hanging from the wreath.

Here is a picture of all four of my cards.  You can find directions for the Christmas card here.

Arrange a Wreath Seasons Cards by Jo Anne Hewins

So you see, this bundle is definitely a year round stamping bundle.  But really, you can put anything on a wreath.  I bet your imagination is going now!  It's a great way to use other stamp sets along with this one.

If also have a post showing the flowers in this set.  I have a beginner, a casual, and a stepped up avid version.  You can find that here.

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NC Blog Hop for June Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for June.  You'll find us the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 pm.  Our theme this month is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.  In other words, we can pretty much choose anything we want!  You might have just come by Toni's blog.  What a talent!  I just love seeing all of the wonderful projects and ideas!

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I'm going with Something New.  I'll be using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  That's the Arrange a Wreath stamp set and the Wreath Builders dies.  These are gorgeous and something that you can use all year long.  Really, you can make a wreath for any occasion or for your decor!  I'm going to show you three cards actually, a beginner stamper, a casual stamper, and avid stamper card.

Arrange a Wreath Beginner Project by Jo Anne Hewins

This beginner card uses Blackberry Bliss for the card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded).  The next layer is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack.  It's cut at 4 x 5 1/4.

Adhere the wreath stamp on your Stamparatus so that the stamp will be in the middle of the wood layer.  Stamp the wreath in Granny Apple Green.  If this does not stamp completely, just ink and stamp again.  A beginner will love this!

Using Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp the middle sized flower on the wreath.  Now in between, stamp the dots.

Add the saying in the center of the wreath.

Arrange a Wreath Casual Card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is stepped up a bit.  I've added a Garden Green layer (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) behind the designer paper.  The wood paper is cut to 3 3/4 x 5 now.

Stamp the wreath in Granny Apple Green as above.

Now cut the more detailed wreath from the Wreath Builders dies in Garden Green.  Hint:  Watch my video below for a paper saving tip!

Stamp the saying from Arrange a Wreath in the center of the wreath in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut seven of the middle sized flowers using the dies.  There are two of this die in the set to speed cutting a little.

Punch 7 holes using a regular hole punch from So Saffron card stock.  Add each hole to a glue dot and add to the wreath.  There is a hole as part of the dies.  I think it could be used for this flower.  It's too big for the smallest flower.  A hole punch would be faster.

Now add a flower for each center.

Cut the bow from Blackberry Bliss card stock using the dies and add.

Arrange a Wreath Avid by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is the avid stamper's card.  The measurements are the same for the layers for this card.  I was careful to glue these layers around the outside but not in the middle.  I used the approximately 2 inch circle from the Layering Circles dies to cut a circle in the middle of the card front.

Before adding the layers, cut the leaf wreath from the center of the Garden Green layer.  No one will ever know!

Add a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card.  Close the card.  Add glue to the wood circle that was cut out of the front through the hole to the inside white piece.  I was careful to try to match the wood grain.  Stamp the saying on the wood circle in Blackberry Bliss.

Cut detailed wreaths from Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green.

Adhere the wreaths with glue just around the center.  Add first the Granny Apple Green wreath, then the Garden Green wreath, and finally the Mint Macaron wreath.  Be careful to off center the detailed wreaths.  These will be larger that the cut circle.  Just center them around it.

Arrange a Wreath Avid for NC Demo by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut three of the largest flowers from Blackberry Bliss and three of the circle dies from the Wreath Builders dies from So Saffron.  Glue the saffron behind the flowers.  Use the blunt end of a Paper Piercer tool (retired) to press the center of the flower into a spongy surface.  The Stampin' Pierce Mat will work for that.  Add these flowers to the wreath spacing them apart.

I used about 10 or so of the smallest flower.  Punch about 10 holes using a hole punch from So Saffron.  Add these to the roll of glue dots, one for each dot.  Add the holes to the wreath.  I put two between each large flower and some at the bottom.  One will go inside at the bottom of the wood circle.  Cut 10 of the flower from Blackberry Bliss.  There are 3 of the dies for this flower to help you.  Hint:  I used the new Adhesive Sheets behind my card stock so I could add the flowers easily!  Pull the adhesive backing from each flower and add so that you can see the saffron center.

Tie a bow with Linen Thread (and lots of it).  Add the bow with a glue dot.

Arrange a Wreath Avid Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Add the flower on the inside and a few of the small sprigs from the same die set.  I did add the Adhesive Sheets to the back of these too!

Here is a video showing how to make this card.  It might help clear up a few things.

 

The Arrange a Wreath bundle is great for all kinds of stampers!

Arrange a Wreath Trio by Jo Anne Hewins

Just to add a little more.  Here is pretty much the same card in Christmas colors!

Arrange a Wreath by Jo Anne Hewins

I thank you so much for your time today.  I hope you'll try this bundle.  Ariel is up next.  You will love her project!

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Arrange a Wreath for Christmas

I've been playing with the Arrange a Wreath bundle, Arrange a Wreath stamp set and Wreath Builders dies.  It's a lot of fun and a stamp set for all seasons, too.  A wreath is always in style!  I know it's a little early for Christmas, but why not!

Arrange a Wreath Partridge in a Pear Tree Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I think this card will be part of a Christmas card class coming up.  It's so cute!

The base is Real Red card stock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in half at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Whisper White.  It measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Run it through the die cut machine with the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.  That folder is so, well, dainty.  Good name, Stampin' Up!

For the wreath, you will need a piece of Shaded Spruce and a piece of Just Jade both cut to 4 x 4.  Cut  the Shaded Spruce with the leaves wreath die.  Cut the Just Jade with the more detailed wreath die.  To adhere, I put the Multipurpose Liquid Glue around the center of these cut outs very lightly.  Glue the Shaded Spruce one first and then the Just Jade over the top.

The pears in the stamp set stamp two at a time.  The dies also cut two at a time.  What a time saver!  For the pears, ink first in Crushed Curry.  With a Sponge Dauber, stamp a little bit of Granny Apple Green around the bottom directly on the stamp before stamping.  That add just a little bit of extra color to the pear.  Make five of these.  You might as well make 6 since they are double and put one inside.

Ink first in Soft Suede for the partridge.  Now with a sponge dauber, add some Early Espresso ink to the top of the bird.  Now stamp and cut out.

Arrange a Wreath partridge in a Pear Tree Close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Add the partridge with dimensionals just a little to the right bottom of the wreath.

Tie a bow using the Double Stitched Real Red Ribbon and add with a glue dot.

Space out the five pears and add with dimensionals.

Add lots and lots of the Red Rhinestones!  They make it so pretty!

The saying is from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set.  Stamp in Real Red on a white scrap and add with dimensionals.

Here's a video I made showing how to make this card.

 

I hope you'll try this card!

Arrange a Wreath Partridge in a Pear Tree Project by Jo Anne Hewins

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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!

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