Cards-Father's Day

Use That 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Continued with Three More Examples

Welcome!  Today I'm going to show three more examples of the easy fun fold using an entire sheet of 6 x 6 designer paper.  For the post with all of the directions and materials go here.  I made these cards on that post.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  Glorious Gingham DSP  Subtles DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Simply Zinnia dies  Adhesive Backed Hearts and Flowers  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I loved this fold so much, I just couldn't stop making more!  I'm going to show each and tell you the materials that I used for them.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Inked Botanicals DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For this card, I used the Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper and the Ink & Tiled stamp set.  Color directly on the stamp with Calypso Coral and Pretty Peacock Stampin' Write Markers.  Stamp on Very Vanilla card stock.  Stamp the saying in Calypso Coral.  Cut out using the Thoughtful Expressions dies.  I'm sorry to say that these dies are no longer available.  Layer some of the Lost Lagon Bordered Ribbon under the cut out.  I just add a little Seal to the card front and then zigzag the ribbon.  Add dimensionals directly on the card without overlapping the ribbon.  Add some of the Brushed Brass Butterflies to embellish.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Inked Botanicals DSP  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon  Brushed Brass Butterflies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The next two cards are made using 12 x 12 patterned paper just cut down to 6 x 6.  If you wish you could get 4 cards from one sheet of paper.  For the first I used the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.

6 x 6 DSP  Zany Zoo DSP  Stylish Shapes  Bee Mine Valentine  Zinnia Shiny Sequins  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use Lemon Lime Twist card stock as the filler between the two pieces of Zoo Crew paper.  The Stylish Shapes dies were used to cut the bunny out of the designer paper.  Cut a larger circle from Basic Black.  Adhere to the card using dimensionals under the part of the circle that overlaps on the main part of the card and glue on the rest of the circle.  The saying here is from Bee Mine Valentine.  Stamp with Memento Black.  Cut out with a smaller circle and glue.  Embellished with Adhesive Backed Shiny Sequins.  These sequins are currently out of stock but will be back!


6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  Zany Zoo DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Bee Mine Valentine  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

And finally, the last card is made with the Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper cut down to 6 x 6.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Let's Go Fishing DSP  In Color Glossy Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the strip of filler paper, use Very Vanilla card stock.  The saying is from the He's All That stamp set.  Stamp in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla.   Cut a notch out of the end.  Cut a small cut at the center of the end.  Then cut from each corner over to the end of your first cut.  This way each side looks the same.  Add the banner with dimensionals.  To add interest cut out fish from the designer paper.  Make them overlap the banner.  Glue where they overlap and mini dimensionals for the rest of the fish.  Embellish with In Color Glossy Dots.


6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Let's Go Fishing DSP  In Color Glossy Dots  Inside of Card   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Fold  Inked Botanicals DSP  Gone Fishing DSP  Zany Zoo DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

And here are all three of the cards for this post.  I'll put pictures of all five.

6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  Zany Zoo DSP  Subtles DSP  Gone Fishing DSP  Glorious Gingham DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Thoughtful Expressions dies  Basic Borders dies  Simply Zinnia dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

6 x 6 DSP Fun Folds  5 versions of fold  Zany Zoo DSP  Let's Go Fishing DSP  Glorious Gingham DSP  Subtles DSP  Inked Botanicals DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Love That Classic Garage Suite!

I hate to say it, but it's sometimes hard to find good masculine stamps and accessories.  The Classic Garage Suite has it all.  Here's my card showing a few items in the suite.

Geared Up Garage Suite by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is for a dad, but you could of course change the sentiment if you wish.  The Geared Up Garage stamp set along with the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies make a great bundle.  But there is more.  Stay tuned!

Start with a Thick Whisper White base that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score this at 4 1/4 and fold.  The Basic Black layer is 3 3/4 x 5.

The next layer is Tranquil Tide cut to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp over this layer with the car stamp and the smudge stamp.  Stamp off.  Do this in Basic Gray.  Add a strip of the Classic Garage 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper that is 1 x 4 7/8.  You just have to see all the great designs in this paper!  Add a length of the Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon across the patterned paper.  You will need a couple more pieces of ribbon that are about 2 1/2 inches long to make an X behind the sentiment.

Stamp the Best Dad on Whisper White in Tranquil Tide.  Cut this out with the thinlit that has the wings on the side.  Cut all of that out again with the same die on Basic Gray.  Put the Tranquil Tide sign inside the gray outside and tape together on the back.  Add with dimensionals.

Classic Garage Suite close up by Jo Anne Hewins

One of the best parts of the Garage Gears Thinlits is the gears.  Cut them out in Basic Black and add to the outside of the card.  More will go on the inside.  Use Solid Black Baker's Twine to tie on the key.  I do have a glue dot behind the key to hole it in place.  The Classic Garage Metal Elements have keys and wrenches.

Classic Garage Suite masculine card by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the gears and a saying are all you need.  It's all from this suite!

Classic Garage Suite inside by Jo Anne Hewins

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I loved having all the supplies to make it special!

Classic Garage Suite card by Jo Anne Hewins

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Apron of Love for Father's Day

Hey!  I'm so glad you are visiting my blog today.  I want to share a card I've made for my husband for Father's Day.  I used the Apron of Love stamp set along with the Apron Builder Framelits.  I think he'll like it.  I'm very fortunate to have such a great husband.  He is a wonderful father and now grandfather.  I know I've mentioned that we have a new granddaughter.  Well, my husband John has not been able to decide what he wants to be called.  He just wanted to wait and let her decide.  But you know we have to call him something.  He has changed his mind several times.  We have now decided on Grammie and Gramps.  We'll see.  Anyway, here is the card.

Apron of Love for Father's Day by Jo Anne Hewins

As many of you, I spend a little time using Pinterest to look up inspiration for cards to make.  I think it was Mary Fish that had a card made up of the little squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I like the look of it and decided to use this technique with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.   Here are all the details.

The card base is Blueberry Bushel.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Whisper White and is cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  I picked different sheets from the Wood Textures for the squares.  I wanted it to have a patchwork look.  To place these, I started in the middle of the top.  I also used my grid paper to help me.  I placed the middle of the card on the center line of the grid paper.  I eyeballed the middle of the square and placed it at the grid line.  I hope that makes sense.

At the top of the white and wood layer, I ran a length of the Linen Thread.  The saying is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set stamped in Blueberry Bushel.  Use the Classic Label Punch to punch that out.  I did tie a little knot around the twine.

The apron is cut from the 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  I am in love with these packs of paper.  I know I'll be buying a lot of it!  Cut out the apron, ties, neck string, and pocket.  Use the Apron Builder Framelits.  Glue all to the front of the card.

The cooking utensils are also part of the Apron Builder Framelits.  Cut them from the Silver Foil Sheets.  Glue so that they are sticking out of the Apron pocket.

Apron of Love for Father's Day close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying inside the card is from the Apron of Love stamp set.  I added a 1/2 inch strip of Wood Textures, left from some other project, and a tiny strip of the Blueberry stripe.  Add a few more of the utensils.

Apron of Love for Father's Day inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is pretty easy to make and I think it's really cute.  You have time to make it before Sunday!

Apron Of Love Card for Father's Day by Jo Anne Hewins

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Dude Card for #tgifc56

Guy cards are hard for me.  I don't like orange.  My husband loves orange.  He grew up near Knoxville, TN and has fond memories of going to football games at UT.  I decided that the TGIF Challenge was a good opportunity to challenge me.

TGIF MAY 2016 New Challenges-005

For this card I'm featuring Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie.  In fact, I'm using the orange corrugated paper from the May Paper Pumpkin.  I had left over orange since I used some of the Paper Pumpkin to make a wedding card.  You can see that here.  So here's my card for today.

Guy Greetings full spread


There are lots of layers in this card.  Let me give you the details.

  • The base is Night of Navy card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The first layer is Pumpkin Pie cut at 4 X 5 1/4.
  • Next comes the navy stripe paper.  This is from the Regals Designer Series Paper stack.  This paper is 3 3/4 x 5.
  • The smaller navy rectangle is 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.
  • Finally, the corrugated piece is cut down to 3 x 4 1/4.
  • Using the Hello You Thinlits, I cut the word happy from Night of Navy card stock.  Glue that on to the Pumpkin Pie piece.
  • The Father's Day sentiment is from the May Paper Pumpkin.  It's stamped in navy on Whisper White card stock measuring 3/4 x 2 1/4.
  • Using the stamp set Guy Greetings, stamp the hats in navy on white.  Fussy cut these out and adhere to the card.  I like the hats sitting on the word.

Guy greetings inside 

Here's the inside of the card.  I added a row of hats across the top and the bottom. The sentiment is also from Guy Greetings.  One more hat, stamped in Pumpkin Pie, is added to the insert.  I did stamp that on a scrap piece, cut it out, glued it on.

Guy greetings


So the card for my husband for Father's Day is done.  I'm actually a little ahead of time!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Follow me on Pinterest here.  See you next time.

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The Open Sea

Do you ever need to create a card, but alas, you just sit there and stare?  You hope for some divine inspiration.  Sometimes that happens, but not always.  That's when you turn to your annual catalog.  It has ideas and samples galore.  Take a look.  I needed to design cards for a class.  So with Retiring List in hand and the catalog, I ended up on page 84 of the outgoing 2015-2016 catalog.  You know we'll have a new catalog going live June 1, right?  Page 84 has the stamp set The Open Sea.  It's been a staple for several years when you need a masculine card.  It will definitely be missed.  It deserves a place in my May class.  The word CASE in the stamping world means Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Slightly Edit.  That's what I've done here.

By the Tide together

I have two cards here.  One is a little more simple than the other.  I have a regular 5 card class and I also hold a Clean & Simple class.  Thus, the two cards.

By the Tide simple


This card is for the Clean & Simple class.

  • The card base is standard and uses Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • On the base, stamp the worded list in Early Espresso ink and the compass in Bermuda Bay.  Use the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to add spots in Bermuda Bay.
  • Add washi tape to the bottom of the card.  Trim it to fit.  On this card, I used tape from the Cherry on Top and the Sweet L'il Things collections.
  • The banner is from Whisper White cardstock and measures 2 x 4.  Notch the ends using the Triple Banner Punch,  Stamp the ship from The Open Sea in Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from Guy Greetings.  Tape it to the card.
  • Add sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.

By the Tide stepped up


To step up this card a bit I cut the word happy out using the Hello You Thinlits in Bermuda Bay.  I used the 2 Way Glue Pen to adhere.  The tag here is a little smaller at 1 1/2 x 4.  Again I used the Triple Banner Punch.  The sentiment is from Crazy About You.  I did use a different yellow washi tape, but I was running a little low on that. That's the only reason for the change.

By the Tide inside

The inside is the same for both cards.  The words are from Guy Greetings.  Subtle changes step up the second card, but they are both pretty!  Is there one you like best?

By the Tide together


The North Carolina Demo group will host it's monthly blog with my next post.  You don't want to miss it!  It's sure to please.  See you then!

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