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Bird's Eye View Gift Holder Card

I finally purchased the Bird's Eye View stamp set from the annual catalog.  All of the preparation for the holidays have gotten in the way.  I finally made my first card with this set.  It definitely won't be my last.  Those birds are just so cute.

Bird's Eye View Card  Sweet Songbirds  Bright and Beautiful DSP  Linen Thread  Merry Melody EF  Tinsel Gems Four-Pack  Deckled Circles dies  Gift Card Holder  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I need to use some of my Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper so my inspiration was birds and paper.  Why not have her a song  bird?  So I added the Merry Melody Embossing Folder.

The base is 4 1/4 x 9 3/4 and score at 5 1/2.   I'm using Bubble Bath cardstock.

Cut another piece of Bubble Bath that is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine and glue the panel to the front of the card.

Cut a piece of the Bright & Beautiful designer paper to 1 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Glue this to the far right.  That technically is the inside of the card.

Cut another piece of the same designer paper 1 1/4 x 3 3/4.  Glue to the center of the front at an angle.

Stamp the tree branch on a piece of Pecan Pie cardstock in Early Espresso.  Cut out the branch.

Stamp leaves in Lemon Lime Twist onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  I make a set of three.  Cut these out as well.

Stamp the bird in Early Espresso on a Basic White scrap.  Color it in using the Bubble Bath Combo Blends and the Light Crumb Cake blend.  Try not to go over the Early Espresso lines too much.  It really isn't the type of ink that you use with blends.  Go around the bird using a Light Pool Party blend.  Go over the outside edge with the Color Lifter to soften the lines.  I wanted to make the bird pop.  I'm wondering now if I should have used the Light Azure Afternoon blend.  It's the same color that is found in the Bright & Beautiful paper.  I feel it would be too dark.  Cut out the bird using the Deckled Circles dies.  I used the 5th circle from the inside.

Bird's Eye View Card Close Up  Sweet Songbirds  Bright and Beautiful DSP  Merry Melody EF  Tinsel Gems Four-Pack  Deckled Circles dies  Gift Card Holder  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Glue all of the parts on the front of the card as you would like them.

The saying is from the Sweet Songbirds stamp set.  Stamp in Azure Afternoon on a 1/2 inch scrap.

Tie a bow of Linen Thread near the branch and leaves.

Finish the front with lots of Azure Afternoon embellishments from the Tinsel Gem Four Pack.

Bird's Eye View Card Open  Sweet Songbirds  Bright and Beautiful DSP  Merry Melody EF  Tinsel Gems Four-Pack  Deckled Circles dies  Gift Card Holder  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The inside of the card has a Basic White insert that is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  Stamp the saying.  Stamp another leaf set and cut it out.  Stamp the bird and color with the same color blends directly on the cardstock.  Glue on the leaves.

On the far left you will use another piece of the Bright & Beautiful designer paper.  This time it is cut 2 x 4 1/8.   Use the smallest circle from the Deckled Circles dies to cut a half circle about half way across.  Add Tear & Tape around the remaining three side.  Add to the card.  You have made a place to put a gift card.

Bird's Eye View  Sweet Songbirds  Bright and Beautiful DSP  Merry Melody EF  Tinsel Gems Four-Pack  Deckled Circles dies  Gift Card Holder  Card Standing Partially Open  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I'm beginning to think that pink just might be growing on me.  I love this card!

Bird's Eye View  Sweet Songbirds  Bright and Beautiful DSP  Merry Melody EF  Tinsel Gems Four-Pack  Deckled Circles dies  Gift Card Holder  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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NC Demo Blog Hop for October A Little Something

Welcome!  I'm so glad that you are here!  You are in for a treat as you take the NC Demo October Blog Hop.  The theme is A Little Something.  We are heading into the holiday season! Parties, dinners and just getting together with friends and family. This is a perfect time for us to share some ideas for hostess gifts and/or party favors!

May be an image of jewelry and text that says 'a little gomething'

 

I admit this theme had me stumped.  I just didn't have an idea.  Some days are like that.  Then I remembered that Stampin' Up! has already taken care of this.  If you look on page 126 of the annual catalog, you'll find the Scalloped Gift Card Boxes #161751.  You get 10 of these for $7.  I decided to take advantage of this.  These boxes fit together with no adhesive needed.  There is a second piece for the gift card that fits inside.  This you can adhere if you wish.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I had so much fun using the Merry & Bright Bundle for this card.  

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box and Card and Envelope  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper   Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Our hostess will be so happy!

First of all, let me say that I took some inspiration from our September-December Mini catalog page 9.  I love all the samples in our catalogs.  They are a great starting point when you are stumped!

To decorate the box top, I started making my lightbulbs.  Get some Vellum Cardstock and color one side of it with a Dark Melon Mambo Blend and another section with a Dark Granny Apple Green Blend.  I cut out the bulbs from the other side but I'm not sure that that matters using the Merry & Bright dies.  Cut out three of each color.  For the top of the bulbs, use the Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green 12 x 12 Foil Sheets.  Again, you'll need 3 of each  color.  The filaments of the lightbulbs are cut out using a brand new product.  It's part of the new Online Exclusives beginning for everyone on November 7th.  It is Silver & Gold 12 x 12 Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper.  It was so easy to adhere these with the sticky already on the back!

Use the silver trim from the Simply Elegant Trim Pack.  Make a knot and adhere with half of a rolled up glue dot.  Thread the bulbs through the trim and position them.  Add a glue dot behind the top of the bulb.  You can also add a glue dot behind the filament.  Secure the other end of the silver trim.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Color Embellishment  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green Foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Color some of the Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins with the dark Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green blends.  For some reason I just couldn't stop adding these.  They just might be a little overdone.  I decided to add them on the scallops of the lid as well.  What do you think?

Did you know that Stampin' Up! has 3 inch envelopes?  They are on page 135 of the annual catalog #159233 called Basic White 3 x 3 Envelopes.  You get 40 of them for $11.  For the card cut a piece of Thick Basic white 2 7/8 x 6.  Score and fold at 3.  Add the bulbs you have already made.  The words are from the Merry & Bright stamp set.  Stamp in Melon Mambo or Granny Apple Green and cut around them.  Add with dimensionals.

Cover the flap of the envelope with the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper.  Use a piece cut to 3 1/4 x 1 3/4.  Glue to the top of the flap and then trim away the extra from the back.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

What hostess gift doesn't have chocolate???  Eight of the Hershey Nuggets will fit into the box.  Cover with more of the designer paper.  Cut the strips 1 x 3.  To make adhering the paper a little easier, use your Bone Folder to curl the paper.  then use Seal, or even better Seal + down the 3 inch part.  Wrap around beginning on the bottom.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box with 8 Nuggets Added  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here the box is filled with delicious chocolate.  The gift card will still fit.

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes  Box with Gift Card Added  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

So there you go.  You have a sweet little something with a sweet little card as well!

Scalloped Gift Card Boxes Grouping  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I so appreciate your time today.  It's time to remember those who are important to you.  Think of all the ways you could decorate the Scalloped Gift Card Boxes for every occasion!

I hope you take the time to visit everyone on the hop.  You'll be glad you did.  Next up is Tracie.  She's the one that thinks up all of our great themes!

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Scalloped Gift Card Boxes Grouping  Merry Bright Bundle  Merry Bold and Bright DSP  Simply Elegant Trim  Vellum Cardstock   Silver and Gold Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper  Melon Mambo Granny Apple Green foil Sheets  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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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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Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper Gift Card Holder

I want to thank my friend Jera Coleman for the design of the gift card holder I'm using today.  Jera gave me a card using the Easter Bunny punch back in January at one of the NC Demo Quarterly meetings in Raleigh.   I knew that I would make one.  I took her holder apart and took all the measurements to copy her design.  I made a gift card holder using the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper.  By the way, this paper and select others are 15% off during the month of June.  To see a brochure, go here.

Zoo Crew Gift Card Holder  Pool Party  Stylish Shapes  Duo Ribbon Combo Pack  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Isn't this cute!  I have a video for this post.  Look for it if you need a little more clarification than I can write.

The base of the gift card holder is Pool Party card stock.  It measures 4 1/4 x 9.  Score at 1/2 down each long side.  Turn and score at 4 1/4.  Burnish the folds with your Bone Folder.

Looking at the card stock, one end is longer than the other.  Cut off the 1/2 from each side on the long end.  Angle the 1/2 inch piece on the shorter side at the top and bottom and on each side.

Fold in the sides and add adhesive to the top.  Tear & Tape would work fine.  I used the Multipurpose Glue.  Use the glue sparingly.  You don't want to glue the card shut!  Fold the card to the long side and make sure all is straight.  The glue does give you a little wiggle room.

Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to 3 1/8 x 4 1/8.  I used scraps of the Zoo Crew designer paper to cover this card stock.  There's really no set measurement for this.  Cut a rectangle strip big enough to cover across the black paper.  Angle one side.  Glue the strips butted up to each other and covering over the edges.  Reverse the sides for the wider ends.  When done, turn over the black and trim the designer paper along the edges. 

Run a piece of the Duo Ribbon Combo Pack (the Petal Pink) around the layer and tie into a bow.  Glue to the front of the gift card holder.

Cut a circle from Basic Black card stock using the Stylish Shapes dies.  Punch out the juggling bear with a 2 1/4 inch punch.  I think this Punch might be retired.

The saying is from the Zany Zoo stamp set.  Stamp in Versamark on Basic Black and then emboss in white from the Basics Emboss Powders.  Cut apart and add to the front with pieces of a Foam Adhesive Sheet.

Zoo Crew Gift Card Holder  Pool Party  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to 3 x 5 1/2.  Score this at 1 along the short side.  Burnish upward.  Cut a strip of the black and white Zoo Crew paper 1/2 inch.  This needs to fit around the front of the fold and along to the back.  Piece in the back to match.  Take a piece of the left over strip and cut to 2 1/2.  Fold in half.  Glue to the top putting part of the strip on top and part on the back. This strip should extend over to make a pull tab.

The gift card fits into the fold.

Zoo Crew Gift Card Holder  Pool Party  Stylish Shapes  Duo Ribbon Combo Pack  Inside Slips In  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

 The video is below.

 

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you'll try this project.  

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