NC Blog Hop for February Shake Rattle and Roll

Welcome to the NC Blog Hop for February!  This month we are going to shake it all up!  This is so exciting!  I can't wait to see what everyone has in store.  You might just be beginning or maybe you came from Tracie's blog.  Either way, you are in for a treat!

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I'll be using the Hey Chick bundle and the Hey Birthday Chick bundle.  The dies with these bundles are fantastic.  The offer for these bundles goes until June 30th.  You'll love them.  Click on the highlighted links to see them.  Here's my card.

NC Blog Hop Hey Chick by Jo Anne Hewins

Those chickens are so much fun!  You can't tell from the picture, but the chicken will wobble back and forth on the card.  To give you the full effect I had to make a video for you.  You'll see it at the end.

Start with a base of Early Espresso that measures 4 1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5 1/2.

The patterned paper is from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Cut the Daffodil Delight layer to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  If you are using 12 x 12 this would be a big waste of paper since you would not be able to cut but 4 backgrounds from a sheet instead of the regular 6.  I don't mind the little bit of extra paper when using the 6 x 6 paper.  Use the All Wired Up background stamp on this layer.  I set it up on my Stamparatus.  It's so much easier to stamp a background stamp with the Stamparatus!  Add to the card front.

Cut 2 fences in early espresso using the Birthday Chick dies.

Cut 1 cornstalk and 3 leaves for corn in Garden Green using the Chick dies.

Cut 3 ears of corn from Mango Melody using the Brights 6 x 6.

Assemble the cornstalk and corn with its leaves.  I know that there is a more technical way to say this but it escapes me.  Please forgive!

Add the fence from each side.  They won't quite meet in the middle but that will be covered up.

NC Blog Hop Hey Birthday Chick Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

For the added layer, cut early espresso to 2 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Cut Mango Melody paper to 2 3/8 x 4 1/8.  Cut a strip of Garden Green to 1/4 inch to place along the bottom of this layer.  The grass is cut using the Dandy Wishes dies.  Cut two and glue to the ends of the layer.  Turn the one on the right backwards so the grass points to the right.

Stamp saying from the Hey Chick stamp set in Early Espresso.  In the video I forget to stamp this.  Ideally I would put the saying on a Stamparatus so you could stamp more than once and get a good dark image.

Stamp the chick with the balloom (Hey Birthday Chick) on Thick Basic White.  Color with Light Daffodil Delight, Light Real Red and Dark Mango Melody blends.  Cut with the Birthday Chick dies.  Stamp the balloon part of the stamp on a dotted piece of 6 x 6 Daffodil Delight.  Fussy cut and add this over the balloon.  This is called paper piecing.

Wobbles

I added a wobble to the back of the chick.  Find them here.  There is a spring with peel off taped ends.  It's so easy!  Place the chick so that it does not cover the saying.

Add this layer with dimensionals.

NC Blog Hop Hey Birthday Chick Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside.  The HAPPY BIRTHDAY is from the Birthday Chick dies.  I used Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight ink pads with a Blender Brush to color.

Here's the video.  Enjoy.

 

 

Next up is Sue.  I know she has a great project.  I appreciate your time today.  Thanks for joining me.

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NC Blog Hop Hey Birthday Chick Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here is a teaser for my March class to go.  There are 3 cards.  You can get this set of cards free with a $50 order using the Host Code F3AEYHQU.  You can also purchase the kits to make the three cards for $15 plus shipping.  Included is the card kits and a PDF emailed to you with links to videos for each card.  My Luv 2 Create team members will pay $10.  You will need the Springtime Joy stamp set or some set that you can substitute.  I cannot send stamped images.

Springtime Joy Class Trio Teaser by Jo Anne Hewins

If I can be of help to you, please let me know.  If you need a demonstrator I would be happy to earn your business!  Need a catalog?  I'll be happy to send you one if you don't have a demonstrator already.  US only.

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Facebook Live 2.24.2021 Pop-up Card with Butterfly Brilliance

Today I want to share with you the card we made on Facebook Live this past Wednesday.  I used the soon to be available Butterfly Brilliance stamp set along with the Brilliant Wings dies.  They do come together as the Butterfly Brilliance bundle.  Look below for a link to a flyer about these items!  Here is the card front, but the surprise is on the inside!

Butterfly Brillance Pop Up Card by Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Basic Black measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.

Finish the inside of the card first.  I decorated the 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Basic White at the bottom.  I used the True Love black and white designer series paper.  I needed just a 3/4 x 4 piece of the dots and a 1/2 x 4 piece of the diagonal stripe.  Adhere so that a little of the diagonal shows along the top.  Add the whole piece to the bottom of the inside.

The saying is from the Happy Thoughts stamp set on page 28 of the Jan-June Mini.  Make sure you leave room for the inside mechanism when stamping.

Butterfly Brillance Pop Up Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The mechanism is also in Basic Black.  I think it looks better to match the card base color.  It measures 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Score at 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 1/4, 3 on the short side.  Fold and burnish your folds all in the same direction.  We are making a box.  Add glue or Tear & Tape to the smallest area.  Adhere to make the box.  Watch the video for a good tip.

You want the seam of the box to be hidden in the seam of the card fold so that it won't show.  Add adhesive to the bottom of the box and add to the card.  Get it as close to the fold as possible but you do want it to be able to fold.  Now add adhesive to the box side that goes to the back of the card front.  Simply fold the card closed to adhere this.  You might want to watch the video is make it more clear.

For the front of the card, I used the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper.  Remember that Sale-a-Bration ends on Sunday, February 28th.  If you want this paper don't wait!  Cut the paper to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Stamp the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Bermuda Bay on this paper.  Use the Stamparatus.  I have some tips on the video.

Butterfly Brillance Pop Up Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The dotted paper is from the True Love Designer Series Paper.  Cut a strip that is 1 1/4 x 5 3/8.  Cut the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies using the diagonal stripe paper.  Use the Brilliant Wings dies to cut the detailed butterfly from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Add with dimensionals on the body of the butterfly.

The saying is from the Punch Party stamp set (from Sale-a-Bration if you spend $300).  I got the shape from the Messages dies from page 35 of the Jan-June Mini.  Stamp in Memento Black ink.  Put a 1/2 inch strip of the Oh So Ombre paper behind the saying.

To decorate the pop-up of the card, stamp the butterflies from Butterfly Brilliance on the circle paper from Oh So Ombre and on a Basic White piece.  Cut using the dies from Brilliant Wings.  They cut all the butterflies at one time.  That's pretty neat.

Butterfly Brillance Pop Up Side View by Jo Anne Hewins

When adding the pieces remember that you don't want anything to stick out from the sides.  You want to be careful of any glue that could make the card unable to open.  You can make the pieces more sturdy by putting glue dots where needed.

So here is the video.  I hope it makes my directions more clear.

 

The Butterfly Brilliance bundle will be in the new upcoming 2021-2022 annual catalog.  There are some beautiful designer papers that are available as well.  Find the flyer here.  These items are available for demonstrators now and for everyone March 2 through May 3rd.  The bundle will be available later, but the designer paper is while supplies last.

Butterfly Brilliance Pic

On the video I showed cards for my March class to go.  There are 3 cards.  You can get this set of cards free with a $50 order using the Host Code F3AEYHQU.  You can also purchase the kits to make the three cards for $15 plus shipping.  Included is the card kits and a PDF emailed to you with links to videos for each card.  My Luv 2 Create team members will pay $10.  You will need the Springtime Joy stamp set or some set that you can substitute.  I cannot send stamped images.

Springtime Joy Class Trio Teaser by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for reading my blog today.  I appreciate your time.  If I can be of help to you, please let me know.  If you need a demonstrator I would be happy to earn your business!  Need a catalog?  I'll be happy to send you one if you don't have a demonstrator already.  US only.

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Free Tutorial Friday Tranquil Thoughts

I have a lovely card to share with you today using the Tranquil Thoughts bundle.  I did not design this card.  I love it!  Here is a picture.

Tutorial Medley Tranquil Thoughts  Tarrio

Here are the details and measurements.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Tranquil Thoughts (154483)

Cardstock: Mint Macaron (138337), Just Jade (153079), Basic White (159276)

Ink: Pool Party (126982), Just Jade (153115), Blushing Bride (147100), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)

Markers: Magenta Madness (In Colors 2020-2022 153125)

Tools & Accessories: Tranquil Dies (147106), ¼” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326), Opal Rounds (154289), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

 

Measurements:

Card Base: Mint Macaron 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score and fold at 4-1/4”.

Cardstock #2: Just Jade 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”

Cardstock #3: Basic White 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, 2-1/4” x 1-3/4”, 4” x 5-1/4” (inside):

Instructions:

 

Die Cut Just Jade with Corner Leaves Die.

Glue to card front on side and bottom straight edges only.

Ink flower stamp with Blushing Bride, then using Magenta Madness Marker color lines on ceter area and huff 3 times and stamp on white. Repeat 5 times cleaning stamp each time. Die cut flowers.

Stamp leaves on white scraps with Pool Party 3 times and with Just Jade 4 times. Die cut all leaves.

Stamp words with black on white cardstock. Adhere to right edge of card front about 1-1/2” from top of card.

Layout card following picture tucking flowers and leaves underneath border on card front.

Adhere 3 flowers and all leaves to card front.

Tie ribbon around left side of card in a bow.

Adhere one flower to lower left had corner over hanging the corner. Trim off overhang.

Stamp leaves with Just Jade in lower left corner of inside. Adhere one flower to the lower left corner.

Lovely!  If you would like to download this tutorial, Download Tranquil Thoughts March 2021.

Thanks.  I hope you have a lovely day, too.  Maybe this card will bring you a little springtime.  See you next time.

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You have about one week left to get my free card class with an order of $50.  You can also buy the class for $15.  Here are the details.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I think $2 should cover that.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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Can We Pretend Spring is Coming with Springtime Joy

The Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #652 is a color challenge.  We are to use the colors Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, and Just Jade.  Those colors scream spring!

Create with connie

I'm using the stamp set Springtime Joy from page 22 of the Jan-June Mini catalog.

CCMC#652 Springtime Joy by Jo Anne Hewins

The base for this card is Just Jade 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.  The Basic White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  Glue to the base.

Cut a piece of the Just Jade dotted paper from the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper to 3 x 4.  Add it to the base in the center but slanted.  The Highland Heather dots paper is from the Subtles 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  It measures 2 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Place it straight on the card.  Cut a banner from Seaside Spray using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Add in the center of the heather dots.

Stamp the lamb on a piece of Basic White.  Use the Light Smoky Slate Blend to add some shadows on the lamb.  Trace over the lines already on the lamb.  Go over all of this with the Color Lifter.  Color the feet with Light Smoky Slate.  Color the crown of flowers in blends:  Highland Heather combo, Seaside Spray combo, and Old Olive combo.  Fussy cut the lamb.

CCMC#652 Springtime Joy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut some grass from the Just Jade card stock using the Dandy Wishes dies.  Use the large grass and cut 4 of them.  Glue these kind of behind the lamb.

Add the lamb with dimensionals.  Stamp the saying on a piece of Basic White in Just jade and then trim it down.  Add with dimensionals and slip it under the feet of the lamb.

CCMC#562 Springtime Joy Project by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, stamp the saying in Memento Black.  Stamp the lamb and the bunny and color them as you did on the front of the card.

CCMC #652 Springtime Joy by Jo Anne Hewins

I love this stamp set so much, that I'm making a class that you can earn for free during March.  Here is just a little teaser.  I'll be sharing all of it with you soon.

Springtime Joy Class Trio Teaser by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for your time today.  Now go stamp something!

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Yet Another In Bloom Bundle Card

I just can't stop!  I am in love with the In Bloom bundle.  I absolutely love the stitching on the flowers.  I shared a fun fold designer series paper card yesterday using the bundle and today I'm back with another card using the bundle.  I was asked to make a card with my favorite stamp set so here we go again.  Here is today's card.

In Bloom Bundle Card by Jo Anne Hewins (2)

To be honest here, I had extra flowers that I had cut for other projects.  I saved them.  This card ended up being a quickie because of that.    I added some leaves and just a couple flowers to my stash.

The card base is Basic Black measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score and fold at 4 1/4.

The Basic White layer is cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Use the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder and then glue to the card base.

Punch a jar from Crumb Cake using the Jar Punch.  Run the jar through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.  Sponge over the jar with Crumb Cake ink.  Run some Linen Thread around the lip of the jar taping it on the back.  Add the jar to the bottom of the card with dimensionals.  Add a Linen bow with a glue dot.

Stamp the saying with the words Happy Birthday in Memento ink and cut around those words.  Glue to the jar.

In Bloom Bundle Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Cut flowers of different sizes and colors using the Pierced Blooms dies.  Cut the leaves in Garden Green.  Colors used for the flowers are Cherry Cobbler, Bumblebee, So Saffron, Pool Party, Rococo Rose, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Basic Black, and Basic White.  Use some dimensionals to adhere and glue some of them.  Have fun with it!  Add a small flower and leaf at the bottom of the jar.

Did you know that you can curl Linen Thread with your Bone Folder.  You do it just like curling ribbon.

In Bloom Bundle Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying on the inside is from the In Bloom stamp set.  Stamp in Memento Black.  Add a cut out flower to the inside of the card.

In Bloom Bundle Project by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm so happy that you did.  I love sharing with you.  If you should need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I would love to earn your business.

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You have about a few days left to get my free card class with an order of $50.  You can also buy the class for $15.  Here are the details.

In Bloom Note Card Class Teaser 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

Now I would like to introduce a new class that you can get free with a $50 purchase using the Host Code U9YDQAQK.  Of course, you would not use the code should your order be over $150.  You would earn your own rewards.  This class is a card holder made from a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and 4 note cards with envelopes.  The class uses the Field & Flowers Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration choice with a $50 purchase, and the In Bloom bundle.  In fact, ordering the In Bloom Bundle, at a 10% savings, for $48.50, already has you almost to $50.  Just add one more item!  Offer begins January 19th through February 28th.

You will get

A card holder already folded for you, but with a link to directions.  Papers for the folder may vary from within the Field & Flower DSP pack.

Four Note Cards & Envelopes

Paper cut and In Bloom parts cut for each card, ready to assemble.

PDF and link to a video.

IF you would like to purchase the kit, the cost will be $15 plus shipping if that applies.  Please email me at johewins@gmail.com.  I'm new to the shipping thing.  I think $2 should cover that.

Should the host code end up with at least $300 in sales by Feb.28th, I'll have a drawing of those submitting orders of $50 or more on there for the Free Host Reward of the Punch Party stamp set pictured on page 17.

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