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Fitting Florets DSP Interlocking Panel Fold with Tutorial

Welcome back!  I'm continuing my week of fun fold cards using the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper.  I'm back with a favorite fold of mine.  Don't worry.  I also have a tutorial for you to download.  Today I'm also featuring the Shaded Summer stamp set with the Summer Shadows dies.

Interlocking Gate Fold  Fitted Florets DSP  Framed Florets  Framed Florets Dies  Summer Shadows Dies  Shaded Summer  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

If you would like the tutorial Download Interlocking Panel Card with Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper.

Here are more photos!

Interlocking Gate Fold  Fitted Florets DSP  Framed Florets  Framed Florets Dies  Summer Shadows Dies  Shaded Summer  Stylish Shapes Dies  Windowpane Ribbon   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Interlocking Gate Fold  Fitted Florets DSP  Framed Florets  Framed Florets Dies  Summer Shadows Dies  Shaded Summer  Stylish Shapes Dies  Card Partially Open  Windowpane Ribbon   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Interlocking Gate Fold  Fitted Florets DSP  Framed Florets  Framed Florets Dies  Summer Shadows Dies  Shaded Summer  Stylish Shapes Dies  Card Open  Windowpane Ribbon   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Interlocking Gate Fold  Fitted Florets DSP  Framed Florets  Framed Florets Dies  Summer Shadows Dies  Shaded Summer  Stylish Shapes Dies  Card Half Open  Windowpane Ribbon   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks so much for taking time to visit me.  Tomorrow I'll have another fun fold using the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper.  I'll also have a free tutorial to download!

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Blessings of Home and the Watercolor Pencils

Hello!  I hope this post finds you well.  I'm using the Blessings of Home stamp set and the Flowers of Home dies.  You can purchase this as the Blessings of Home bundle with a savings of 10%.  This is a gorgeous bundle, but I'm afraid I haven't used it very much.  I was looking through a drawer in my stamp room recently.  I hate to admit that it had become more of a junk drawer and that's why I couldn't find a certain item.  I had pulled out a lot of the "stuff" and I found this image stamped and cut out in the drawer.  I needed to make a card, so I decided to use it.

Blessings of Home  Timeworn Type 3D EF  Watercolor Pencils 1 and 2  Stylish Shapes dies  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I normally would pull out my blends to color the image, but I decided on a whim to try out my Watercolor pencils.  We have an original pack of Watercolor Pencils and a newer Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.  I used some from both of the packs.  To color this image I used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Rich Razzelberry from Assortment 1.  From Assortment 2 I used Flirty Flamingo and Night of Navy.  After coloring in a section, I used a Blender Pen to soften and blend the colors.  I think it turned out quite well for me.

Blessings of Home  Timeworn Type 3D EF  Watercolor Pencils 1 and 2  Stylish Shapes dies  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of the card is Pear Pizzazz cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in half.  The Polished Pink layer measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  The Basic White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Send the white layer through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.

Glue the white layer to the Polished Pink layer.  Near the bottom of the these layers add a length of the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  I tape mine to the back of the layers with scotch tape.  Then glue the layers to the base of the card.

Add the flowers that were cut out with the Flowers of Home dies with dimensionals in the center.

The saying is from the Potted Geraniums stamp set.  Stamp in Pear Pizzazz and a white scrap.  Cut this out with the Stylish Shapes dies.  Add toward the bottom of the flowers.  Attach a bow made from the ribbon with a glue dot.

Embellish with the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds.

Blessings of Home  Timeworn Type 3D EF  Watercolor Pencils 1 and 2  Stylish Shapes dies  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's how I finished off the inside of the card.  The saying is again from Potted Geraniums.  The image is the smaller flower stamp.  Stamp in the corner in Memento ink.

Blessings of Home Card  Timeworn Type 3D EF  Watercolor Pencils 1 and 2  Stylish Shapes dies  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I know that I put off using the image because of the coloring.  I have enjoyed learning to use the blends.  I know that would be fun.  For some reason I've put off using the watercolor pencils.  A friend of mine, Cindy, gave me a great pencil sharpener.  I had watched Patty Bennett using colored pencils.  These two people inspired me to try them.  It was a lot of fun.  The Blender Pen smooths out and softens the colors.  I think I did all right!  I also used the pencils in one of my recent posts on the Christmas Barn.  To see that post, go here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings of Home Card  Timeworn Type 3D EF  Watercolor Pencils 1 and 2  Stylish Shapes dies  White Glittered Organdy Ribbon  2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds Shown with Stamp Set  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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All Bundled Up Meets Christmas Pinecone Dies

Sometimes I get so excited about a card.  I know, but that's why I stamp and share my cards.  It brings me joy.

All Bundled Up Card  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Friendship card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The base of this card is Thick Basic White cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

Cut a piece of the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Use the Scalloped Contours dies to cut a panel from the center of this paper.  Glue the outside part to the front of the card.

All Bundled Up  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Decorate the panel before you add it to the card.  First cut a branch using the Aspen dies.  Cut it in Early Espresso.  Glue to the panel.  Use the Christmas Pinecones dies to cut.  Use the die that looks fuller.  I cut this in Shaded Spruce CS.  Cut pieces and glue them to the branch.  You will have to snip little pieces apart, but there is no right or wrong way.

Make three pinecones.  I used the smaller ones for the small pinecones.  There are 2 pieces of both the outline and the more detailed ones.  Cut the outline pieces from Crumb Cake.  Add some Adhesive Sheets to the back of a piece of Early Espresso.  Cut the more detailed dies from that.  Those pieces will have adhesive on them when you remove the backing.  Add the pinecones with dimensionals.

All Bundled Up  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the bird from All Bundled Up in Memento Black on Basic White.  Color with blends.  I used the Crumb Cake combo, Real Red combo, Daffodil Delight combo, Light Flirty Flamingo, and the Color Lifter.  Cut out the bird with Paper Snips Scissors.  Add the bird with a dimensional.

Stamp the musical notes using the Sweet Songbirds stamp set.  I stamped in Memento Black.  I also stamped the saying on Basic White and cut around it.  If I make this card again, I think I'll try stamping the notes and saying in Early Espresso.  What do you think?  It might make the card a little more cohesive.

Add this panel into the hole left on the front of the card.  Add with dimensionals or use the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

All Bundled Up  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The All Bundled Up stamp set has a snowflake stamp.  I used this for the inside of the card.  Try that.

All Bundled Up Card  Storybook Gnomes DSP  Christmas Pinecones dies  Scalloped Contours dies  Sweet Songbirds  Aspen dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Shaded Summer, Simple and Elegant

Hello!  Today I have a Shaded Summer simple and elegant card for you!  It's all in Basic White and Starry Sky.  I love a white card with a dark color.

Shaded Summer  Pretty Flowers EF  Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon  Stylish Shapes  Brass Butterflies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Begin with a base of Thick Basic White that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 4 1/4.

Now take a piece of Basic White that measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder.  I think this folder goes perfectly with the Shaded Summer stamp set.  Before attaching this layer to the base add a length of the Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon across the center.  I used my Grid Paper to help me find the center of the card.  It also helps me keep the ribbon straight.  I just add regular tape on the back of the layer to secure the ribbon.  Glue on the embossed piece with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The glue will give you a little extra give so you can get the layer straight.

Stamp the smaller group of flowers from the stamp set.  I lined it up on my Stamparatus so I could be sure to get a good dark image.  I was able to stamp more than one time.  Stamp on Basic White.  Cut this out using the Stylish Shapes dies.  I used the second largest die.   Cut another white square from Basic White while you are at it.  Cut the largest square.

Shaded Summer  Pretty Flowers EF  Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon  Stylish Shapes  Brass Butterflies  Close Up of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Add the largest square in the center of the card with dimensionals.  Now add the stamped square to the center of that with more dimensionals.

Stamp the saying, also from the Shaded Summer stamp set, on white and cut out again with the Stylish Shapes dies.  Add with dimensionals below the squares.

Tie a bow with the Starry Sky ribbon and add with a glue dot.

The Brushed Brass Butterflies are the embellishment.

Shaded Summer Card  Pretty Flowers EF  Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon  Stylish Shapes  Brass Butterflies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card use the same stamp set from the outside.  Use the Stamparatus for a dark image.  The saying is again from Shaded Summer.

Shaded Summer Card  Pretty Flowers EF  Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon  Stylish Shapes  Brass Butterflies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I'm so glad you shared part of your day with me.  There are so many stamp sets and embossing folders that could be substituted for this card layout.  Please send me a picture if you try that!  I hope you have found this post helpful.

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NC Demo Blog Hop Always in Style

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop.  We go live the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 pm ET.   You might be starting the hop with me, or you might have come from Tracie's blog.  I encourage you to take the entire hop.  You'll be glad that you did!

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Our theme this month is Always in Style. 

NC Demo August

We are featuring cards in black and white.  Stampin' Up! has some great black and white options right now so I'm very excited to see the cards that will be shared with us.  Black and white can be so elegant, or it doesn't have to be.  Here's my card.

Waves of Inspiration  Waves dies  Hive 3D EF  Quatrefoil Tile EF  Pretty Flowers EF  Fern 3D  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This is a fun fold card.  Start with a base of Basic Black cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Using the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper cut 2 strips that are 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Add these to each side of the base.

Now cut a piece of Thick White cardstock that is 3 1/4 x 11.  Score this at 5 1/2.  Burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.  This will later be glued to the center of the card base, but I think it might be easier to decorate the front of this mini card before you add it to the base.

For the front I embossed pieces of Basic Black and Basic White.  My pieces were 3 x 4.  I used these folders:  Hive, Quatrefoil Tile, Pretty Flowers, and Fern.

Cut these in strips at an angle.  You might end up with enough for more than one card.  The width of the strips is up to you.  I just cut at an angle and glued one at a time.  I repeated the embossed design at the bottom from the top.  When done, turn this layer over to the back and trim even with the cardstock.

Waves of Inspiration  Waves dies  Hive 3D EF  Quatrefoil Tile EF  Pretty Flowers EF  Fern 3D  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Close Up   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Waves of Inspiration  Waves dies  Hive 3D EF  Quatrefoil Tile EF  Pretty Flowers EF  Fern 3D  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Close Up of Embossing   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Now glue this mini card to the base.  I use my Grid Paper to help me get this even on each side and straight.

Stamp the saying from Waves of Inspiration on Basic White using the Memento Black pad.  Cut this out with the Waves dies.  This leaves a great way to weave the ribbon through the ends of the saying.  Thread the Metallic Mesh Ribbon through the ends and around the back.  Add dimensionals to the back of the saying and adhere.  Tie the ribbon into a bow over the opening to the left.  I added a little glue dot under the bow to keep it in place.

Add some Basic Rhinestone Jewels to complete the card.

Waves of Inspiration  Waves dies  Hive 3D EF  Quatrefoil Tile EF  Pretty Flowers EF  Fern 3D  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside of the card.  The saying is from Waves of Inspiration.  I did add some embossed cardstock at the bottom of the inside.  Let me say here that it is easier to add that piece before you glue the card to the base!

Waves of Inspiration Card  Waves dies  Hive 3D EF  Quatrefoil Tile EF  Pretty Flowers EF  Fern 3D  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Waves of Inspiration  Waves dies  Hive 3D EF  Quatrefoil Tile EF  Pretty Flowers EF  Fern 3D  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Partially Open  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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