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Watercolor World for a Birthday

As soon as I saw the Watercolor World stamp set on page 61 of the January-April Mini, I knew I had to have it.  Today I'm using it for my son Jeff.  His birthday is today.  I won't see him until tomorrow but I'm pretty sure he doesn't look at my blog.  So here is his card.

Watercolor World  Botanical Layers  Hydrangea Haven  Biggest Wish  Blends  Embossing  Linen Thread   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This was such a fun card to make.  It might be hard to explain.

The base of this card is Soft Suede.  I did use Early Espresso and a Blending Brush to add a little extra ink around the outside of the base.  It's 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

Watercolor World  Botanical Layers  Hydrangea Haven  Biggest Wish  Blends  Embossing  Linen Thread  Close up of card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Start with a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp the world because I knew I wanted to stamp it again.  Stamp with Soft Suede.  Clean the stamp and then ink it with Versamark.  Use Clear Embossing Powder and your Heat Tool to emboss the world.  That powder is part of the Basics Stampin' Emboss Powders.

Use the "You Mean the World to Me" stamp from the Botanical Layers stamp set.  I actually set that up on the Stamparatus.  First stamp the world again on a piece of typing paper or scrap.  Cut around the world and cover the world on the card with it.  Set the saying so that it will hit the left bottom corner.  Make sure it is straight.  Now stamp off by having a piece of scrap paper close by.  Bring it in for the first stamp.  Then stamp on the project.  Move the paper around making sure that you use your small grid paper to keep it straight.  Repeat here and there over the background.  It's ok if part of the saying is missing. 

Once you are happy, begin to color the backgroud with Tihitian Tide and a Blending Brush.  Add Night of Navy ink around the outside.

Watercolor World  Botanical Layers  Hydrangea Haven  Biggest Wish  Blends  Embossing  Linen Thread  Pictured with a Created Mask   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Rough up the edges of the paper.  Tear it a little at the corners.  I used the blade of my scissors to rough it up.  I rolled it with my Bone Folder and the handle of a paint brush.  Ink up the back of the paper around the outsides so white will not show.  Use Early Espresso and a Blending Brush to add color around the edges.  Just keep playing until you like it.  Add to the base of the card.  I used Seal tape and even put a couple dimensionals on it.

For the saying stamp on Soft Suede with Versamark.  Emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Tear around the saying and add some Espresso ink around the edges.  

Make a bow with Linen Thread and add to the front of the card under where the saying will be.  Add the saying with dimensionals making sure that they will not overlap the thread.

Watercolor World  Botanical Layers  Hydrangea Haven  Biggest Wish  Blends  Embossing  Linen Thread   Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside ink the world stamp, stamp off on scrap, stamp on the insert.  Use the Stamparatus to add  the sayings as well.  It's from the Biggest Wish stamp set.  Stamp in Early Espresso.

Watercolor World  Pictured with Watercolor World  Botanical Layers  Hydrangea Haven  Biggest Wish  Blends  Embossing  Linen Thread   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for taking a look today.  

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This picture was taken about four months ago.  Hazel for sure has changed big time.  Jeff loves his nieces and they love their Umple Jeff.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF!

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Watercolor World  Botanical Layers  Hydrangea Haven  Biggest Wish  Blends  Embossing  Linen Thread   Card Standing  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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A Brewed For You Bundle Birthday!

Today I'm using the Brewed for You bundle with the Brewed dies.  This is perfect for a man, but wait, it's perfect for anyone who enjoys a little brewed libation.  I'm working on birthday cards for a nephew and a brother-in-law. I'll share 2 versions that are very similar.

Brewed for You Card  Brewed dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card was fun to make.  Start with a base of Basic Black cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  Next, you'll need a piece of Basic White cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  Stamp the beer mug and the glass randomly over this paper using Memento Black.  Hint:  Let your paper dry for a couple minutes.  I went right on with the card and had a little smearing.  It's an opportunity to be creative, right!  I will share.

Use a piece of the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper cut to 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 down the left side of the card.  So here was my first smear.  It was right beside of the DSP I added and just to the left.  I covered it up with another piece of Perfectly Penciled cut to 1/8 x 5 1/4.  Butting it up next to the first paper covered almost all of the smear.  Of course a matching strip of paper must be added to the other side.

For the focal point cut a Mango Melody large circle and a Basic Black next largest circle using the Stylish Shapes dies.  These are glued to the card and to each other.

Brewed for You Birthday for Jim  Perfectly Penciled  Stylish Shapes dies  Brewed dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Stamp the mug on white and stamp the liquid in Mango Melody.  It's pretty easy since these are photopolymer clear stamps.  Stamp the bubbles as well.  These are stamped in Memento Black.

Cut these out using the Brewed dies.  I used Wink of Stella on the bubbles and the chilled mug.  Add these pieces with dimensionals.  Tuck the bubbles just a little behind the mug.

The saying is cut out using the Stylish Shapes as well.  I had a little strip of the 1/8 inch paper and decided to use it on the saying as well.  Add with glue and with dimensionals where needed.

Finish with some of the Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.

Brewed for You Birthday for Jim  Perfectly Penciled  Stylish Shapes dies Wink of Stella  Brewed dies  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So here is my second card.  When I stamped the mug and glass I had some smearing right  behind where the top mug is located.  I also had smearing where I placed the saying.  I had to adjust.  I made three mugs and stamped the saying on Mango Melody.  It worked!

Brewed for You  Brewed dies  Stylish Shapes dies  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here's the inside of the card.  Stamp the bubbles, mug, and beer.  Cut out and glue to the card.  I cut these out because I wanted to put the bubbles behind just a little.  That cute saying is part of the Brewed for You stamp set.

Brewed for You Duo  Stylish Shapes dies  Brewed dies  Perfectly Penned  Wink of Stella  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for spending a little time here today.  I hope you'll make these cards for someone you know that likes a little brew!

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Brewed for You  Brewed dies  Pictured with Dies and Stamp Set  Stylish Shapes dies  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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He's All That! Twisted Gate Fold Card

Today I have a twisted gate fold featuring the He's All That stamp set and the He's the Man Designer Series Paper.  I love a paper with small images and this DSP answers the bill!  It's a great overall man paper but probably it's not just for men.  It's appeal could be wider of course.

He's All That  Twisted Gate Fold  He's the Man DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card is smaller than the usual card.  You might wonder about mailing it.  It will fit in the normal A2 card that we use in the USA.  

Start with a base of Early Espresso that measures 4 1/4 x 7 1/2.  Score at 2 1/2 and again at 5.  There is some diagonal scoring as well.  I do have a video below showing how to do the scoring.  For each of the end segments the diagonal goes in the same direction.  At the left start in the upper left corner and end in the lower right.  At the right start at the upper left as well and end in the right corner.  Use the cutting well on the Stampin' Trimmer.  Refer to the video.

The end sections will be folded with mountain folds.  At the left fold back and on the right fold down.

Now we have the basic fold.  Easier than it looks.  You will need 2 pieces of the He's the Man Designer Series Paper.  They measure 2 1/4 x 3 7/8.  Cut the paper diagonally.  For the paper with directionality start at the upper right and cut down to the corner.  It will go on the card behind the flaps if that helps with a visual.  The other paper has no direction.  You can cut it either way.

Glue all the pieces into place.

He's All That  Twisted Gate Fold  Card Pictured Open  He's the Man DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Use the  Stylish Shapes dies to cut the largest circle in Early Espresso and the next largest circle in Sahara Sand.  I used the Stamparatus to mount the stamp from He's All That.  I traced around the circle on my grid paper.  (I made this in a class.)  I wanted to make sure that the image was good and dark.  Glue the circles together.  Add a knot of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and use the Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.

Be careful when using dimensionals to add the circle label.  You don't want to adhere the whole card so it won't open.  Lay the label on your card to determine where dimensionals should go on the flap.

The inside of the card is Sahara Sand measuring 2 1/4 x 4.  The saying is in the He's All That stamp set.

He's All That  Twisted Gate Fold  Pictured Partially Open  He's the Man DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I realize that this is a different kind of fold.  I did enjoy making it.  Here's the video.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

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3D Thursday and a Free Project Sheet He's All That Nugget Six-Pack

3D Thursday Free Project Thursday

It's 3D Thursday and we have a great project for you!  It won't be long until Father's Day and this treat is perfect.  It also uses the He's the Man Designer Series Paper that is in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!  Today's project is designed by Debbie Henderson.  You can find her at debbiehendersondesigns.com.  

3D Thursday He's the Man 1

Debbie also has a neat card to go along with the project.  Isn't it too cute!  I just got some of that paper so you can be sure that I'll be casing Debbie's project.  Here are a few more pictures for you.

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I love this project!  If you want to download the PDF, Download He's All That Nugget Six-Pack.

Debbie used the following supplies.  I can't add the new stuff to the list at the bottom yet.

Stamps: He’s All That (159071), Bundle (159079)
● Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Sahara Sand (121043)
● Designer Paper: He’s The Man (159068)
● Accessories: Rustic Metal Adhesive-Backed Dots (159082)
● Tools: All That Dies (159078), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334). Stampin’
Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Tear & Tape Adhesive
(154031), Paper Trimmer (152392), Basic White 3” x 3” Envelopes (159233)
● Miscellaneous: Hershey Nuggets (6)

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Home & Garden Bundle with the Garden Dies

My son Jeff had a birthday last week so I had to pull out the Home & Garden Bundle.  He does landscaping work.  He loved the card.

Home & Garden bundle birthday card  Garden dies  Bloom Where You're Planted DSP  Blends  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

I have to admit that I borrowed from the catalog sample found on page 72 of the Jan-June catalog.

I used a Cajun Craze base that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Basic Black layer measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  The next layer is from the Bloom Where You Are Planted Designer Series Paper.  It is cut to 3 3/4 x 5.

For the bar across at the top, I Used the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  It measures 1/2 x 4 1/2.  

There is a lot of die cutting for this card, but it is really simple.  Stamp all the tools on Basic White CS using Memento Black Ink.  Color in using the Smoky Slate Blend Combos and the Cajun Craze Blend Combos.  Then cut it out with the Garden Dies.  

There is a die that cuts out the pieces that the tools hang on.  I know there is a word for that.  It escapes me right now.  Cut those out in black.  The die cuts multiples at once.  

Home & Garden bundle  Garden dies  Close Up  Bloom Where You're Planted DSP  Blends  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

I did try to fix the tools on those hooks.  I might have changed the black somehow on the ladder and the clippers looking back at it. For the long pieces of the ladder etc. I cut strips from the edges of the mini dimensionals.  You could also used the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

The saying is from Home & Garden.

Home & Garden bundle  Garden dies  Inside of Card  Bloom Where You're Planted DSP  Blends  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for the inside of the card is from Special Moments.  That is one of the Sale-a-Bration sets free with a $100 order.

Home & Garden bundle  Garden dies  Bloom Where You're Planted DSP  Blends  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

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Home & Garden bundle birthday card  Garden dies  Bloom Where You're Planted DSP  Blends Close Up of Card  Luv 2 Create  Jo Anne Hewins

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