NC Demo Blog Hop Cute as a Bug! with Honeybee Home

Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop where our theme this month is Cute as a Bug!

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I'm so glad that you are here!  Our hop comes out on the last Sunday in each month at 8:00 pm ET.  You may have just come from Tonya Bowers' blog.  I know you liked her projects!  I want to encourage you to visit them all.  You will be inspired.

I chose to use the Honeybee Home stamp set and the Honeybee Blooms dies.  You can still get the two of these as a bundle.  That's a 10% savings!  This card is also a birthday card for my sister Martha.  Hope you had a great day!

Honeybee Home  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

This card has a book binding opening and I think it's pretty cute.  The base is from Thick Basic White measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score it at 4 1/4 and 5 1/2.  Fold as always in the middle and then fold it back at the next score.  Go ahead and glue down the small space.

I'm using the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper for my card.  The stripe piece is cut to 1 x 4.  The larger piece measures 4 x 4.

I used the Layering Circles dies for the Daffodil Delight circle.  Cut the largest circle.  Run this through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue to the card near the bottom center.

Honeybee Home Close Up  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The flowers on this card are actually part of the Perfectly Penciled DSP.  I colored it with blends.  Use Dark Daffodil Delight for the center of the flowers.  I used the light one and kind of lightly added a little color up from the center and left the tips white.  The stems and leaves were colored with the light and dark Granny Apple Green blends.

I fussy cut the flowers.  There was a small area that would not fit on the front so I snipped it off and added it inside the card.  I added this cut out to the card with dimensionals.  Just move the flowers around until they fit on the card and look right to you.

For the sentiment I used the Charming Sentiments bundle with the Sentiment Silhouettes dies.  These dies actually fit around the sayings in the stamp set.  If you don't like to fussy cut, these might be for you!  Glue this to the card since the flowers are already on dimensionals.  I think I did add one at the very end where the sentiment extends past the flowers.

Honeybee Home Birthday Card  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Well you must remember the theme of the blog hop, so here come some bees.  The Honeybee Home stamp set has three different bees and I used them all.  Stamp them in Memento Black and color in with the dark Daffodil Delight.  I did add some more black using my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker.  Use the Honeybee Blooms to cut out the bees and add to the card on dimensionals.  Add some Wink of Stella to the wings of the bees.

Finally wrap some of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the card and tie it into a knot.  That ribbon made me think of the wings of the bees.

Honeybee Home  Inside of Card  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

The inside shows where I placed the rest of the flowers from my cut out.  This sentiment is from the Charming Seniments stamp set.  It's not a birthday saying, but a needed one for my recipient.  I'm glad we have that saying.

Honeybee Home  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Thanks for joining me today.  Tina Lesson is up next and you'll definitely want to check out her project.

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This is our list of participants

Jo Anne Hewins
Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Frances Wagner
Tracie Evans Langley
Tonya Bowers

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If you would like a group of 25 tutorials for free, I can help you out with that.  Luv 2 Create team members get this for free and customers can earn it for free as well.  Simply from my online store at least $50 using the links above.  I'll email the tutorials to you. Tutorials were sent out already by email, but I'm happy to send them out to you as well.  Our group is going through a little transition right now.  We only had 21 tutorials this past  month.  We'll work on getting it built back up to the 25.

Honeybee Home Birthday Card  Perfectly Penciled DSP  Layering Circles dies  Hive EF  Charming Sentiments Bundle  Metallic Mesh Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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3D Thursday and a Free Project Sheet Birds Singing You Are Amazing!

Welcome to 3D Thursday!  Today Jennifer Merle-Hamscher from www.whispersinink.com has made a lovely easel for us.  You are going to love her project!

3D Thursday Free Project Thursday

I bet you would love to receive an easel project like this one proclaiming that you are amazing.  Don't we all want to feel just that!  Jennifer's easel is just that-something everyone would love to get.  Here are a few pictures of the easel.

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3D Thursday Songbird 1

This is an amazing project!  If you would like the download, Download Birds Singing You are Amazing.  Enjoy!

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If you would like a group of 25 tutorials for free, I can help you out with that.  Luv 2 Create team members get this for free and customers can earn it for free as well.  Simply from my online store at least $50 using the links above.  I'll email the tutorials to you. Tutorials were sent out already by email, but I'm happy to send them out to you as well.  Our group is going through a little transition right now.  We only had 21 tutorials this past  month.  We'll work on getting it built back up to the 25.

 

 

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Wonderful World for Sale-a-Bration

Sale-a-Bration will begin on July 1st when the July-December Mini also goes live.  There are some great products that you will be able to earn for free with a $50 or $100 purchase during the months of July and August.  One of these is the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper and the Wonderful World stamp set.  You are going to want these.

Wonderful World DSP and STamp Set. JO Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I made a card for you using this paper.  

Wonderful World DSP Card  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

I used the Thick Basic White for my base 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2. 

Run a piece of Basic White cut at 4 by 5 1/4 through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder.  Not much of this piece will show through so this step could be left out.  I think it does add a little interest between the flowers.

Cut 10 flowers from the designer paper using the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Use the die that is by itself in the die set.  One of the flowers will go inside of the card.  You can use dimensionals to add the flowers to the card.  A much easier way is to use the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Cut 9 pieces that are 1 x 1 1/2 and adhere them to the back of the flowers.

Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Close Up  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Lay out the flowers on the card to see what the spacing will need to look like.  I begin with the upper left corner first and get that spacing there.  Then I go down to the bottom left corner.  Add the flower between these two always looking at the spacing.  Next go to the upper right and place that flower.  Add the flower between the two.  From there it's pretty easy to place the rest.

Tie the Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon around the card and tie into a bow.

The label is stamped using the Go To Greetings stamp set.  Stamp in Starry Sky. Cut out with the Stylish Shapes dies and glue to the card.

Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Inside of Card  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

For the inside, simply add the last flower.

Wonderful World DSP Card  Pictured with Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here is a picture of the card with that beautiful paper!

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Wonderful World DSP  SAB  Stitched Rectangles dies  Foam Adhesive Sheets  Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

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Botanical Layers and a Download for You Too!

I think that Botanical Layers is a beautiful stamp set.  I also have a beautiful card for you.  I had a wonderful time making this card, but there is a warning.  If you don't like to fussy cut images, this card is not for you.  I do love to cut things out, fortunately.

Botanical Layers  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

You may have noticed the Tutorial Medley logo on my card.  I belong to the Tutorial Medley group.  It's a group of about 25 demonstrators.  We are going through a little change so this month it might not be that many.  We will build back up to 25.  Each one of us creates a card and writes a tutorial to go with it.  I am able to past on to you all, hopefully 25, of the tutorials.  I do this for my Luv 2 Create team and for customers who purchase a minimum of $50 worth of product.  It's my way of saying thank you and passing along great cards created by great demonstrators.

Botanical Layers  Close Up  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create

Here are the directions for making this card.

Botanical Layers

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Botanical Layers (158912)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (159229), Basic White (159276)

Ink: Polished Pink (155712), Granny Apple Green (147095), Old Olive (147090)

Tools & Accessories: Brick & Mortar EF (149643), Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Stylish Shapes (159183), Loose Flower Flourishes (155808), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579), Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (14408), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Glue Dots (103683), Bone Folder 102300), Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Designer Paper: 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Measurements:

Card Base: Thick Basic White 4 ¼ x 11, score at 5 ½.

Cardstock #2: Basic White 3 ¼ x 4 ½ for rectangle frame, scraps

Designer Paper #1: Tahitian Tide dotted designer paper approx 3 x 4

Instructions:

Emboss the front of the card base using the Brick & Mortar EF.

Cut a frame from Basic White using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Use the 3rd and the 5th rectangles from the outside.

Cut a rectangle from the designer paper using the 4th stitched rectangle in. Glue this to the center of the card front.

Add the rectangle to the front of the card covering the edges of the designer paper. Use Foam Adhesive Strips for this.

I hope you like fussy cutting! Using white scraps stamp zebra looking plant two times in Old Olive ink. Stamp the full leaves plant in Granny Apple Green. Cut these out with paper snips.

Add the zebra plant to the right coming out from the side just under the frame. I did cut off the far right bit of the plant. Glue this down. A tiny part of the plant rests just over the frame at the top.

Next add the leaves plant. I moved it up just a little so that the last plant will cover the bottom, but it’s a little higher. Add dimensionals to the leaves near the top and glue the rest.

The plant on the left is on top of the frame and over the side. Add bits of the Foam Adhesive Strips for the part inside the frame. This makes it the same height of the frame.

Add some of the Polished Pink Loose Flower Flourishes around the plants.

The saying comes from the Botanical Layers stamp set. Stamp in Polished Pink on white scrap. Cut this out using the Stylish Shapes dies. Curl with your Bone Folder. Attach with Glue Dots over the far left plant. Attach the end just over the frame with another bit of Foam Adhesive Strips.

Take three lengths of Linen Thread about 3 inches long. Hold them together and tie a knot in the center. Trim the ends. Separate the stands with the Take Your Pick Tool.

If you would like to download the tutorial, Download Botanical Layers.

Botanical Layers  Inside of Card  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins Watermark  Luv 2 Create

Here is the inside of my card.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you'll try my card.  I hope you like cutting out images!

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Botanical Layers  Pictured with stamp set  Stitched Rectangle dies  Stylish Shapes dies  2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP  Fussy Cut   Loose Flower Flouorishes  Jo Anne Hewins Watermark  Luv 2 Create

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3D Thursday with a Potted Geraniums Notebook Free Project Sheet

Welcome to the 3D Thursday Free PDF. 

3D Thursday Free Project Thursday  

Today Sherri Everett Bishop has a fabulous Potted Geranium Notebook.  It's so nice to have a project that allows you to give a gift that is so special for a super great low price!  I always love a great notebook.  I am a maker of lists.  I know there are computers and phones for that kind of thing.  I'm a fine tip black pen and notebook kind of person and I'm staying that way.  Give me a notebook!  You can find Sherri at www.stampinwithsharecroppers.com.  The Potted Geranium stamp set is so pretty, too.  Here are a few pictures of Sherri's project.

3D Thursday Geranium Notebook 1

3D Thursday Geranium Notebook 2

3D Thursday Geranium Notebook 4

I love everything about this project.  The colors are beautiful!  If you want to download the PDF, Download Potted Geraniums Note Pad.docx (1).

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you're going notebook shopping!  Feel free to send your beautiful creations to me!

I'm doing a Paper Share for the 2022 July-December Mini catalog.  Go here for all the details and let me know if you would like to take part.

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