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Let's Take to the Sky!

When it comes to Stampin' Up! I want it all!  Don't you!  Well, guess what, I just can't have it all.  For today's card I have used the Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper.  I did not use the Adventurous Sky bundle.  I think that I made a beautiful card with the paper alone.

Take to the Sky DSP Book Fold  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I cannot take credit for using the Perennial Postage dies to make the stamps.  I saw a card using 6 of them and immediately thought about the Book Fold and how pretty 4 of the stamps would look.  I did a quick search of Pinterest and couldn't find that card again.  I'm so sorry about that.  I have found it.  Go to stampitupwithjamie.com.

The Book Fold is my favorite fold.  It's perfect if you want a square surface area.  My base is Copper Clay 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2 and 6 3/4.  Fold in half and then fold back at the next score line.

I used a Night of Navy backing for my designer paper for one reason only.  I wanted my sky paper to measure 4 x 4 in order to save paper in case we made this card in a class.  Oh, I guess I do have a second reason.  I love thin borders!  The Night of Navy piece for the large square is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  The navy for the side is 1 1/8 x 4 1/8.

For the large square, the designer paper is 4 x 4.  The paper for the side piece is 1 x 4.  Glue the pieces together and to the card base.

Let's talk about the side piece.  I used the 2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim.  Personally I feel this trim is too bulky so I divided it into strands.  I took two of the strands and tied them around the side area and into a knot.  Now glue the side piece shut.  If you wish you can tie the trim around the navy and DSP layer before you glue it down.  I think that's what I did for the sample.

Take to the Sky DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Take the smaller square die from the Perennial Postage dies and cut four different scenes from the designer paper.  I also used one inside.  The Night of Navy background is 2 7/8 x 2 7/8.  Glue the papers so that the open spaces meet to make them look like stamps.  Add dimensionals or Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back and add to the center of the square area.

The saying is from the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set.  I used a long piece of Basic White because it made me think of airplanes that sometimes have signs after them.  Stamp in Night of Navy.

Embellish with Industrial Trinkets and with the Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls.  These embellishments are big.  That's why I placed them on the flat area of the card.

Take to the Sky DSP  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  Night of Navy 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Basic White 4 x 4.  This saying is also from Thoughtful Wishes.

It's hard for me to make masculine cards, but I think this card could go either way.  It turned out just the way I wanted it!  I hope this card has inspired you!  It's one of those that might look a wow, but isn't that hard to make.  I take the time to write out directions and hints because I want to find that kind of post.  It does take time.  I'm not sure that it is read by many, but it's here for those who want it.  I do sell Stampin' Up! supplies and would love to help you in that way as well.  Now go stamp something!

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Take to the Sky DSP Book Fold  Perennial Postage dies  Industrial Trinkets  Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Pearls  2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim  Fun Fold  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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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

Once again here is the link for the video by Jacque Williams here.  I appreciate your time.  I hope you'll use some of your designer paper.  The sale for the retiring products begins April 9th.  Look on the online store and shop early!  Items will run out.  I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator and would appreciate your business if you don't already have a demonstrator.

 

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Let's Go Fishing Masculine Card with No Fish!

The Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper is beautiful and it's great for masculine cards.  I have for you today using the paper, but there are no fish on this card.  I don't know any fisher people, but I do know guys.  They all have birthdays! Yes, I know there are girls that would love this card, too.

Let's Go Fishing DSP  Alphbet a la Mode dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Beautiful Balloon dies  Biggest Wish stamp set  2023-2025 In Color Jute  2023-2025 In Color Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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

Pick two patterns of the Let's Go Fishing paper and cut to 1 x 4 1/8.  These patterns repeat.  Glue the two end pieces first.  Use your Grid Paper to help determine the center of the card.  Add that piece.  Now the remaining pieces will go in the center between the end and the middle.

Let's Go Fishing DSP  Alphbet a la Mode dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Beautiful Balloon dies  Biggest Wish stamp set  2023-2025 In Color Jute  2023-2025 In Color Dots  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the Alphabet a la Mode dies for the letters in BIRTHDAY.  Add some of the Adhesive Sheets to one side of the Night of Navy cardstock.  This will turn the letters into stickers.  Place these on a strip of the diagonal stripe designer paper that is 2 1/4 inches wide.  Use the largest tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies.  Leave room at the end of the tag with the hole before beginning the letters.  The letters extend beyond the tag die.  You will need to extend the space.

Lay the die on the designer paper to cut the hole end of the tag.  Only lay the top clear plate part way so that the other end of the tag will not cut.  Now move the die so that it will include all of the letters.  You will feel the stitches fall in place with the die.  This time place the clear plate past the top of the tag so that only the end will cut.  Here's a video to show how to lengthen the tag.

 

Tie a piece of the 2023-2025 In Color Jute around the hole.  I used the Pebbled Path jute.

Add the tag to the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the word happy from the Biggest Wish stamp in Night of Navy ink on Basic White.  Fussy cut around the word and add it with mini dimensionals.

Cut three balloons from the designer paper using the Beautiful Balloons dies.  Glue or add these with dimensionals.  

Embellish the card front with the Pebbled Path dots from the 2023-2025 In Color Dots.

Let's Go Fishing DSP  Alphbet a la Mode dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Beautiful Balloon dies  Biggest Wish stamp set  2023-2025 In Color Jute  2023-2025 In Color Dots  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  Just add in some of the designer paper to decorate.

Let's Go Fishing DSP Card  Alphbet a la Mode dies  Tailor Made Tags dies  Beautiful Balloon dies  Biggest Wish stamp set  2023-2025 In Color Jute  2023-2025 In Color Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you like today's card.

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NC Blog Hop for June Challenge Card

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for June.  This month we have a challenge to include the following:  Use an In Color, layering, embellishments, fun fold, and masculine.  I'm so glad that you are here.  You may have come from Tonya Bower's blog.  I'm sure she had a great project!  If you are starting here, please visit everyone on the list.  You'll be so glad you did!

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When I first read this list, I thought this would be impossible.  I do love a challenge though, and I think I've made a card that has it all!  I'll be highlighting the Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper.  Before I go on let me remind you that select designer papers are 15% off through June.  June is almost over and I don't want you to miss out.  I decided to get the Let's Go Fishing paper as part of the sale.  I don't know anyone who fishes.  I challenged myself to make a pretty card using only the designer paper without the stamp set or dies.  Our paper is so versatile, beautiful, and coordinated to our other products.  Before I go on, I want to stress that having the Gone Fishing stamp set and dies would have made my task easier.  I'm so tempted to buy them, but again, I don't know anyone who fishes.

Let's Go Fishing Card  Twisted Rope 3D EF  Masculine Fun fold  Gift Card Holder  Wildlife Wonder  Decorative Circle Punch  Nested Essentials  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This fun fold card is a gift card holder.  In this picture the focal piece does not appear to  be centered.  It is.  I'm sorry about that.  I'm getting ready to go on vacation so I don't have time to redo my picture.  There's lots to do and I'm also getting ready for a class.

This card has a base of Pebbled Path measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  That's my In Color.  The diagonal stripe is part of the Let's Go Fishing pack.  It is cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Glue.

Now we'll work on the fun fold part of the card.  Cut another piece of Pebbled Path 4 1/4 x 9 3/4.  Score this at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2.  Fold this like an accordion.  First make a mountain fold and then a valley fold.  Use a Bone Folder to burnish the folds.  One part will be glued to the center of the base and then the rest accordions up.  Don't glue until we have decorated it.  The parts will all be the same size.

Let's Go Fishing  Twisted Rope 3D EF  Masculine Fun fold  Gift Card Holder  Wildlife Wonder  Decorative Circle Punch  Nested Essentials  Card Open to the Side  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's a picture of the card folded out. Let's Go Fishing  Twisted Rope 3D EF  Masculine Fun fold  Gift Card Holder  Wildlife Wonder  Decorative Circle Punch  Nested Essentials  Pictured Open  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's are different perspective.

First we'll decorate the front top part.  Use a piece of designer paper measuring 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Glue to the front.  Cut a piece of Pebbled Path cardstock 1 1/4 x 3 1/8.  Run this through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Twisted Rope 3D embossing folder.  Use a Blending Brush and the Pebbled Path ink pad to add a little color to this piece.  It will help the embossing stand out.  Glue this to the left.

The saying is from the stamp set Wildlife Wonder.  Stamp in Pebbled Path on Very Vanilla.  Cut using the Nested Essentials dies.  I did cut first with the saying to the right of my saying.  Cut again to shorten on the left.  Replace the die and feel when it locks in to the stitching.  Cut again.

Now get out the paper snips and start cutting.  I cut out a lot of fish!  Add some with glue and some with dimensionals.  Some even run off the edge of the panel.  That's a great way to use partial fish from the edges of the paper.  I think I have one fish upside down, but we won't mention that, will we.  Add dots from the 2023-2025 In Color Dots.

Let's Go Fishing  Twisted Rope 3D EF  Masculine Fun fold  Gift Card Holder  Wildlife Wonder  Decorative Circle Punch  Nested Essentials  Writing Part  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The center part of the fold is for your message.  Add a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Add a piece of designer paper cut to 1 1/2 x 3 1/8 to the left.  Add another cut out fish.

Let's Go Fishing  Twisted Rope 3D EF  Masculine Fun fold  Gift Card Holder  Wildlife Wonder  Decorative Circle Punch  Nested Essentials  Gift Holder Part  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the gift card part, cut another piece of designer paper to 2 x 4 1/8.  Use the Decorative Circle Punch to punch a little opening in the center of the top.  That gives a place to help add and remove the gift card.  Add some Seal or tear & tape around each side and the bottom of this piece.  Add to the card.  Add more fish cut outs!  I stamped another saying from Wildlife Wonder on Very Vanilla and trimmed to add to the card.  I didn't have a gift card, so I cut a piece of Very Vanilla from the Nested Essentials to add here.

Now glue the bottom piece (gift holder piece) to the center of the base made earlier.

Let's Go Fishing  Twisted Rope 3D EF  Masculine Fun fold  Gift Card Holder  Wildlife Wonder  Decorative Circle Punch  Nested Essentials  Top and a Little to the Side  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you have it.  I have a masculine, In Color, layered, embellished, fun fold!  I hope you'll try it.  I have to give credit to my friend Kaye for showing me a card she made with the fold.  I had to go look it up!  Thanks Kaye.  Please go on to Tina Lesson's blog post.  We all need those masculine ideas and we all love fun folds!  Those are hard for me.

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Let's Go Fishing  Twisted Rope 3D EF  Masculine Fun fold  Gift Card Holder  Wildlife Wonder  Decorative Circle Punch  Nested Essentials  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Enjoy the Rhythm Masculine Birthday Card

The Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set is on page 72 of the January-April Mini Catalog.  It caught my eye because my son-in-law has a set of drums that looks like the drums in this set.  I've made Robby a birthday card.  I like it a lot.  His birthday isn't until April, but no worries.   He won't look at my blog.

Enjoy the Rhythm Card  Wildlife Wonder  He's the Man DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Linen Thread  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Tutorial Medley  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The Tutorial Medley group theme for March is masculine.  That's why I went ahead and made the card.  It's a book binding fold-one of my favorites!  I'm also using the He's the Man Designer Series Paper.

Since I have a tutorial written for this card for the Tutorial Medley, I won't go over all of that again.  If you would like to download Download Enjoy the Rhythm Masculine.

 

Enjoy the Rhythm Card  Wildlife Wonder  He's the Man DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Tutorial Medley  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here are some additional pictures of the card.

Enjoy the Rhythm  Wildlife Wonder  He's the Man DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Linen Thread  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Enjoy the Rhythm Card  Wildlife Wonder  He's the Man DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Enjoy the Rhythm Card  Wildlife Wonder  He's the Man DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside of the card start with a Real Red layer of 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Cut another piece of the designer paper 4 x 4.  Stamp the drum set near the lower right.  Stamp the saying from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set.  I messed up my saying.  I stamped it again on Sahara Sand cardstock in Real Red.  Cut it out with the Stylish Shapes dies.

Would you like a set of around 15 tutorials with a masculine theme for free?  These are created by other Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the US and Canada.  I'm sending these out to my customers.  There's a link to my online store below.  My Luv 2 Create team members will also get a set of the tutorials.  It's my little thank you!

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Enjoy the Rhythm  Wildlife Wonder  He's the Man DSP  Stylish Shapes dies  Linen Thread  Baker's Twine Essentials Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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