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Eclectic Garden with Rectangle Stitched Dies

I don't know what drew me to the stamp set Eclectic Garden, but I love it.  It's in the mini catalog on page  44 and in the new annual catalog on page 107 as well.    I made a card using the set and it's one those that make me want to sing!  I can't really carry a tune anymore so you don't want to witness that.  So here is the picture.

Eclectic  Garden  Pattern Party DSP  Black & White Gingham Ribbon  Tailor Made Tags dies  Easter Friends  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I'm going to honest and tell you that I had help with the coloring.  I cased Tammy Wilson's work.  Her post can be found here.  Tammy is one of our Stampin' Up! Artisans.  She is good!

I started with a card base of Thick Basic White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.  Use a Bone Folder to burnish the fold.

Cut 2 pieces of the black dotted paper from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  I'm not sure of this paper is still available.  It was a Host Reward choice.  Of course the paper can be substituted with something else.  There is a new paper called Perfectly Penciled that would be perfect.  The pieces measure 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue one at the very top and one at the bottom.

Now who knew that the Rectangle Stitched dies would fit so perfectly across the card base.  Cut 3 rectangles using the third smallest die from the larger group.  I used Basic White.

Stamp the plants in the rectangles with Memento Black.  Color  with blends.

Blueberries:  Granny Apple Green combo, Light So Saffron, Light Balmy Blue, Light Night of Navy

Radishes:  Light Granny Apple Green, Old Olive combo, Fresh Freesia combo, Light Highland Heather

Flower:  Polished Pink combo, Light Melon Mambo, Light Granny Apple Green, Old Olive combo

Glue all of these in the center of the card.  They will overlap the designer paper some.  I would start on one side and butt each piece against the other.  It should fit.  If there is any extra, I would just go trim on the paper trimmer.

Flick some black dots over the card.  Use the Black Stampin' Write Marker.  Just place the fat end of the marker in the cap and flick down. Eclectic  Garden  Pattern Party DSP  Black & White Gingham Ribbon  Tailor Made Tags dies  Easter Friends  Close Up os Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 

The saying is from Easter Friends from the mini catalog.  Stamp in black and cut out with the smallest of the Tailor Make Tag dies.  Use Basic White.

Use the Black and White Gingham Ribbon to pull around to the front and tie in a bow.  I ran the ribbon through the hole in the tag.

Add one of the 2021-2023 In Color Gems on the tag.  I'm sure these are no longer available by now.

Eclectic  Garden Card with Stamp Set  Pattern Party DSP  Black & White Gingham Ribbon  Tailor Made Tags dies  Easter Friends  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I hope you love this as much as I do.  I'm so glad the stamp set carried over.  

It was good to see you here today!

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NC Demo Blog Hop for March with Challenge Dice

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop.  We post the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 pm ET.  I'm so glad you are here!  You might have come from Toni's blog or you might be starting with me.  Either way I hope you'll take the entire hop!

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This month we are using Challenge Dice to help us design our cards.  

NC Demo Blog Hop Blocks

After a toss of the dice we are making cards that are clean & simple (super hard for me), use some In Colors, are about friendship, use sponging, and finally they must have ribbon or twine.  This challenge proved to be quite a bit of fun.  I don't have these dice, but maybe I need some.  You can find these on  Tamra Davis' Etsy store here.

NC  DEMO Blog Hop Hydrangea Haven Card  Black & White Gingham Ribbon  Scalloped Contours dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Rich Razzleberry that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, fold at 4 1/4.  I'm using the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.  Stamp the large flower on the front of the base stamping in Rich Razzleberry for a tone on tone.  Think mainly about the stems.  Remember that the white layer will hide a lot of this.

The Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper is cut 2 x 5 1/2.  I placed this over from the left side about 3/4 of an inch.  Use Grid Paper to make sure that your placement is straight.

Use the Scalloped Contours dies to cut the second largest rectangle from Basic White.

Stamp the large flower using Memento Black ink.  Place in the middle of the layer.

Let's add color!  Stamp the solid filler stamp for the flower in Fresh Freesia.  With a sponge dauber, add some Rich Razzleberry ink directly on the stamp surface right on top of the freesia.  Stamp around the edges on one side, not the entire surface.  Stamp on the paper.  Now your stamp will be larger than the black imprint.  It's supposed to be that way!

Stamp the stem and leaves on Soft Succulent.  With a sponge dauber add some Evening Evergreen ink to the stem and to the leaves right at the stem.  Stamp matching to the printed flower.

So my In Colors are Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen.

NC  DEMO Blog Hop Hydrangea Haven Close Up  Black & White Gingham Ribbon  Scalloped Contours dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Add the layer to the card front with dimensionals.  But first pull the Black & White Gingham Ribbon around the card.  Wait to tie it.

Take a strip of Basic White 1/2 inch wide.  It's one of the pieces cut off when cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 paper into 4 pieces of 4 x 5 1/4.  Stamp the saying from Hydrangea Haven in Rich Razzleberry.  Adhere the piece to the bottom of the rectangle layer.  Trim to fit the sides of the card.  Add dimensionals at the ends.

Now tie the ribbon around the card and tie just to the left of the saying.  This ribbon is so great.  It makes a card.  I just found out that it will carry over to the new annual catalog coming soon!  Yea!

NC  DEMO Blog Hop Hydrangea Haven Card  Inside of Card  Black & White Gingham Ribbon  Scalloped Contours dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card stamp the saying from Hydrangea Haven.  Stamp the flower again and color it in just as on the front.

I think these sayings are ones you would use for a friend, don't you!

What do you think about keeping it clean and simple?  I'm not sure about that, but it is pretty simple if you just go step by step.

NC  DEMO Blog Hop Hydrangea Haven Card with stamp set  Black & White Gingham Ribbon  Scalloped Contours dies  Flowering Fields DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I sure hope that you will continue on our blog hop.  I can't wait to take it myself and see how everyone met the challenge.  I'm sure they will all be very different.  Next up is Frances.

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Jo Anne Hewins
Frances Wagner
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Hello Ladybug Card Using the Tailor Made Tags Dies! They're back!

The Hello Ladybug bundle with the Ladybug Builder Punch is one is one of my favorites from the Jan-June Mini catalog.  I love the ease of a punch.  These ladybugs are a breeze to make.  And we are using the Tailor Made Tags Dies!  They are back in the online store!  Hurray!  Here's my card for today.

Hello Ladybug  Ladybug Builder Punch  Black and White Gingham Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Tilor Made Tags Dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

I love this card so much!  It begins with Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2. Cut 3/4 inch off of the front of the card.  I think we'll go ahead and make the inside of the card first.  The black and white stripe paper comes from the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper.  You'll need a piece that is one inch by 4 1/4 inches.  Glue to flush to the bottom of the inside of the  card.  Add a 1/4 inch strip of Blushing Bride card stock butting up to the paper.  Trim to the correct length.

Hello Ladybug  Ladybug Builder Punch  Inside of Card  Black and White Gingham Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Tilor Made Tags Dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

Add some of the dots here and there.  They are so cute!

For the front of the card, there is a 1/4 inch strip of Garden Green card stock that goes through the middle of the card vertically.  I use my Grid Paper to help find the middle and make sure the strip is straight.

Hello Ladybug  Ladybug Builder Punch  Close Up of Card  Black and White Gingham Ribbon  Classic Matte Dots  Tilor Made Tags Dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

The body of the ladybug is punched from the dotted paper from the Pattern Party Host DSP.  Turn the punch upside down and notice the body of the ladybug.  Bring the paper in from that side to save on paper.  We'll be making two ladybugs.  The wings are punched from Blushing Bride card stock.  Each ladybug needs one set of wings.  Feed the paper into the stamp from the side that has the wings.  When punching multiples, you will need to clean the extra paper out of the punch each time.  Use the Classic Matte Dots to add the spots on the wings.  Add the wings with glue dots toward the top and dimenstionals near the bottom of the wings.  Note:  there is a stamp to make these dots on the wings if you do not want to pay extra postage.  The matte dots are cuter.  Wink of Stella helps the stamped ones.

The wings become leaves when punched from Garden Green paper.  You'll need to punch 5 of them.  Cut one set apart and share between the other ladybugs.  Add the leaves to the back of the ladybug.  Glue all to the card so that the leaves look like part of the plant.

Use the smallest tag from the Tailored Made Tags Dies.  Cut from from Basic Black and one from Basic White.  The stamps are from the Hello Ladybug stamp set.  Add the tags using dimensionals.  

Stamp black dots in various places over the card.

Add a Black & White Gingham Ribbon bow with a glue dot to the tags.

Be sure to mail this card to a friend.  You will make their day!

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Facebook Live 11.03.2021 Blending Brushes Ideas

I hope you saw my Facebook Live on Wednesday, but if you missed it, I've got you covered.  We made cards using different ideas with Blending Brushes.  These are pretty quick to make and I think very pretty.

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Love of Leaves  Beauty of Tomorrow  Snowflake Wishes  wonderful gems  Subtle Shimmer Sequins  Matte Decorative Dots  luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

I'm going to put the video here. 

 

Then I'll add a few details about each card.

 

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Snowflake Wishes  Seasonal Labels dies  Soft Shimmer Sequins  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

For the first card the base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Misty Moonlight layer is 4 x 5 1/5. the Basic White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  These measurements are the same for all three cards.

Cut a piece of copy paper into 4 parts.  Use one of them to cut the shape you see in the card.  It's from the Seasonal Labels dies.  Place the mask you've made over the Basic White piece and center just as you wish.  Adhere in a way that will not mess up the cardstock.  Since my piece of copy paper is larger than the cardstock, I taped it underneath.  Any tearing will be on the back of the layer.

Use the colors Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, and Pool Party.  Begin at the bottom with the darkest color and build on that.  When done remove the mask.

Stamp snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Night of Navy.  Add the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems in the center of each snowflake.  Add the Soft Shimmer Sequins where you wish.

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Beauty of Tomorrow  Memento Black  2021-2023 In Color Jewels  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

For this card I used a base of Blackberry Bliss and the next layer is Rich Razzleberry.

Draw lines lightly on the white layer using grid lines to help.  Line this off with sticky pad notes.

The colors used for this card are Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, and Positively Pink.

The stamped images are from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set.  Stamp in Memento Black.

Embellish with the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

Facebook Live 11.3.2021 Blending Brushes  Love of Leaves  Matte Decorative Dots  Layering Circles dies  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

The base is Mossy Meadow and the second layer is Old Olive.

Use the Layering Circles to make a mask as for the first card and attach.

Blend beginning with Evening Evergreen, then Mossy Meadow, and then Old Olive.

Stamp the leaves and saying with the Love of Leaves stamp set. 

Add some of the Matte Decorative Dots.

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Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper and the Ephemera Pack

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge # 687.  This week we have a sketch.

CCMC687

I have not used the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper very much.  I think I did have something earlier in the week.  I am using this beautiful paper and the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack.  With its punch outs, this pack helps to make making a card easy, quick, and gorgeous.  Here's my card.

CCMC #687 Blackberry Beauty DSP  Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack  Wink of Stella  Gold Foil  Banners Pick a Punch  Welcoming Woods  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Rich Razzleberry 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in half at 4 1/4.

The Blackberry Beauty DSP is cut to 3 x 5 1/2.  Use Gold Foil to add some interest at the top and bottom of this patterned paper.  I cut two pieces 3/4 x 4 1/2.  Add one to the top and one to the bottom.  I used glue and my grid paper to make sure it was all centered.  Glue all of that to the base of the card.  I had some Gold Foil left so I used a 1/4 inch to put under my focal piece.  I used the Banners Pick a Punch to punch the end of this foil.

CCMC #687 Blackberry Beauty DSP  Close Up  Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack  Wink of Stella  Gold Foil  Banners Pick a Punch  Welcoming Woods  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The leaves and acorns are part of the Ephemera Pack.  Just punch it out.  I added this with dimensionals.  I also colored the entire image with Wink of Stella.  It's so pretty.  It really doesn't show in the picture.

The saying is from the Welcoming Woods stamp set.  Stamp on a scrap of Basic White and trim around with snips.  Add the sentiment with glue.

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For the inside of the card the words are from Welcoming Woods.  The stem is punched from the Ephemera Pack.  Do you notice the single leaves?  I have a couple smudges on my paper somehow.  I inked up one of the leaves from the stamp that had a group of leaves.  I stamped them where I needed them.  No mistakes, just a chance to embellish, right?

CCMC #687 Blackberry Beauty DSP  Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack  Wink of Stella  Gold Foil  Card Using a Sketch  Banners Pick a Punch  Welcoming Woods  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you go.  This card was easy and fast.  It's also beautiful if I do say so myself.  Thanks for checking out the blog today.  I hope you'll try this sketch.  It would work with lots of different designer papers.

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