NC Demo Blog Hop - Just Bee Cause

Boy, do we have a sneak peek for you!  Some of our NC demonstrators who post in our blog hops decided to have a little card swap using the Bee Mine Valentine bundle.  This bundle is included in the upcoming January-April Mini catalog.  As demonstators we had access to this bundle early.  It's so cute!  We couldn't wait to come up with some great cards.  I know you will love this hop!  I've seen all the cards and they are wonderful!

Bee Mine Valentine  Paper Florist dies  Bee Mine DSP  Pictured with stamp set  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  fun fold  NC Swap

So here is my card.  You might notice that I don't have the large bee from the stamp set that uses the Bee Builder Punch.  I used this set during a team meeting.  When I started to make my card I realized there was an empty place in my stamp case.  The stamp with the bee stripes was GONE!  You know that those photopolymer stamps are sticky.  They have a way of sticking to anything like the bottom of a paper trimmer, your shoe, under a stamp case, really anywhere.  It may have happened to you.  Admit it!  I did find my stamp.  It was still on the block I used but it had stuck to a bag containing mini blending brushes.  Someone had asked about the brushes and I had gotten the bag to show them.  I put the bag away and never noticed the stamp.  It was in a drawer I don't open often, but for some reason I opened the drawer and found the stamp.  

My card base is Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

The Bee Mine Designer Series Paper is so cute.  Cut 2 pieces of the Sweet Sorbet paper with the flight lines that are 3/4 x 5 1/2.  Glue these on each side of the card front.  Align with the edges of the card.

Cut a piece of Basic White that is 3 x 11 and score at 5 1/2.  Cover the front of this small card with the bee hive designer paper.  Cut the paper to 3 x 5 1/2.  If the paper is a little large, just turn over the card and trim the excess with Paper Snips.  If it should be a little small, the white at the edge will show.  Just trim that little bit off.  We all hope that we cut everything perfectly, but that doesn't always happen.

Bee Mine Valentine Fun Fold Card  Paper Florist dies  Bee Mine DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  Close Up  NC Swap

Glue the smaller card in the center of the card base.  Align at the top of the card.  I use the lines on my Grid Paper to make sure that the little card is in the center and straight.

It's time to decorate.  Cut a piece of Lemon Lime cardstock to 1/4 inch for the stem of the flower.  I cut to a length of 4 inches.  Use the Paper Florist dies for the flower.  Cut the flower from Sweet Sorbet cardstock.  Curl the petals with a Bone Folder glue them so that the petals all look the same size.  The center is cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Glue it to the center of the flower.

Bee Mine Valentine Card  Paper Florist dies  Bee Mine DSP  Pictured with stamp set  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  fun fold  NC Swap

For the saying I used the Bee Mine Valentine stamp set, of course.  Stamp this on Basic White in Memento Black ink.  Cut this out with the Something Fancy dies.  Add with dimensionals toward the bottom of the flower stem.

Since I couldn't stamp my bee (A bee does need stripes.),  I cut bees from the Bee Mine 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper.  I do love to cut and our Paper Snips make cutting so easy!  Add three bees to the card with dimensionals.  Don't you love that they are all carrying hearts!

Embellish with a heart from the Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers.  They are part of the Bee Mine Suite Collection.  This is found on pages 8, 9, and 10 of the mini catalog.  You may not have the catalog yet, but you can contact your demonstrator.  He or she might not have them yet, but they'll be happy to get you a catalog as soon as they can.  You can always contact me.

Bee Mine Valentine Fun Fold Card  Paper Florist dies  Bee Mine DSP  Jo Anne Hewins  Luv 2 Create  fun fold  NC Swap

Please take the entire hop!  Warning!  You might decide that you absolutely NEED to have this whole suite!  Just remember y0u were warned!

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Now, I know you can't order any of these supplies now unless you are a demonstrator.  So I'm going to add the order numbers just in case you are making a list of things you must have.

Bee Mine Suite Collection #162560

Bee Mine Valentine bundle #162554

Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers #162557

Bee Mine 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper #162546

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Punch Party Valentine

For the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #650 we are using the colors Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, and Bermuda Bay.


These colors made me think of Valentine's Day.  It's this Sunday, you know!

CCMC #650 Punch Party by Jo Anne Hewins

The base of this card is Bermuda Bay measuring 4 1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5 1/2.  Use the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder on the front of the card.

The designer paper is from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  The Bermuda Bay dots is 1 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Cut one of the labels, 2nd largest, from the words paper using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  Add that label in the center of the card with dimensionals.

Stamp the saying on Basic White in Real Red.  The saying is from the Punch Party stamp set.  This set is available free as a Host Reward for an order of $300 during Sale-a-Bration.  Punch this out with the heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack.  Punch a scallop heart from Real Red card stock.  Layer the two and glue to the center of the label.

CCMC #650 Punch Party Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Tie a bow with the red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and attach with a rolled up glue dot on the heart.

Use the Small Bloom Punch to punch 4 Real Red flowers, Regals 6 x 6, and 5 Flirty Flamingo flowers, Brights 6 x 6.  some of these will be used on the inside of the card.  Use a regular hole punch for the flower centers.  All are from the Bermuda Bay papers from Brights.  Add the centers to the flowers.  Put the flower on a foam mat and press down in the center.  I used the wrong end of one of our retired paper piercers.  This gives the flower a little dimension.  Add to the card.

Embellish with some Basic Red Rhinestones.

CCMC #650 Punch Party Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside of the card, the saying is from the stamp set Meant To Be.  You can see from the picture just what you need to do.  Follow the lead from the front of the card.

CCMC#650 Punch Party Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I hope that you and your Valentine have a great day.  Remember to be kind to yourself!  Make you your number 1 Valentine.

Thanks for your support.

Free class with a $50 order using Host Code.  See below.

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 [email protected].  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.  JUST ONE ORDER AWAY FROM QUALIFY FOR THE PUNCH PARTY STAMP SET.

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Be Mine Valentine, Paper Pumpkin for January

Do you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin?  If you do, you know the joy of getting that little orange red box in the mail.  I don't look at any of the posts or spoilers online.  I want to be surprised!  So, spoiler alert.  Today I have some alternative projects for the Be Mine Valentine January Paper Pumpkin.  The neat part about this kit is that it coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite found on pages 26 and 27 of the Annual catalog.  There is the Animal Outing stamp set, the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  Here's a video of the kit.


I made two of the treats.  They are so cute.  This kit has supplies to make 24 of these treats!  Wow!

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin for January by Jo Anne Hewins

The pillow boxes have designs on both sides so you can use either side.  Of course there are directions, but you can go rogue and do it your way.

I'd like to show you two alternatives for the kit.  I will be using some outside supplies.

Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin for January alternate card 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

I absolutely love how this card turned out!  The card base is standard A2 size and is Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  The next layer is from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper in Basic Gray cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  Add a banner of the Lemon Lime Twist  patterned paper.  It measures 1 1/8 x 4.  Run this through the Big Shot with the stem from the Animal Friends Framelits Dies.  I had never noticed this framelit.  It's really neat.  Some of the leaves do not cut out completely.  Bend them up.  Use the Banner Triple Punch to notch the ends.  Roll the ends up a little with your Bone Folder.  Cut a frame from the pillow box using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  There will be  folds through the center of the frame, but they do not really show up.  Add the kangaroo from the kit on the outside of the frame.  Cut one of the paper hearts from the kit at an angle so that it appears to be stuck into the pouch of the kangaroo. Cut apart the chameleons and put one on each lower corner.  The rhino has been cut from the Animal Expedition paper using the Animal Friends Framelits. Add inside the frame.  I did fussy cut the branch from the designer paper.  The sentiment is from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  Stamp in Melon Mambo.  Add an enamel heart.  


Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin for January alternate card 1 by Jo Anne Hewins

This card has a standard base in Lemon Lime Twist.  Using the Paper Pumpkin stamp set, stamp the chameleon in the same color randomly around the outside of the front.  The Whisper White card stock measures 3 x 4 1/4.  Stamp the same chameleon in Pool Party around the outside of this paper.  The next layer is 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  It is the Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  Add this layer with dimensionals.  Now adhere the inside of the rectangle cut from the card above using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I used the Pool Party side.  The sentiment is from the Animal Outing stamp set.  Stamp on Whisper White in Blushing Bride ink.  The Whisper White rectangle is 1 1/2 x 2 3/8.  Add some the Blushing Bride enamel hearts around the sentiment.  You'll want to use dimensionasl to add this layer.  Add the chameleons from the kit.  Glue where the die cut is on the surface of the layer and mini dimensionals where it hangs over the edge.

Did you know that Paper Pumpkin is a great way to earn Sale-a-Bration items?  Take a look at this chart.

SAB earn with Paper Pumpkin

Wow!  Now that's a win win.  Click on the chart or here to go to my online store and learn more about it!  Just to give you a little taste of Paper Pumpkin, here is a video that gives you 2018 in review!  Sometimes you get supplies for cards and sometimes it will be  3D projects.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that you found my projects and information helpful.  I do have another alternate project for January, but I'll save that for another day.  This is getting long!  See you soon!

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Get the tutorial for all 10 of these cards free with a minimum of a $50 order from me.  Use the Host Code KHZAYXAR.  When I get notification of your order I'll email the tutorial to you, within 48 hours if not sooner.  If you just want the tutorial, send me an email at [email protected].  I'll send you a Paypal invoice and send you the tutorial upon payment.  The tutorial is $20.  These are great cards contributed by 10 stampers from around the world!

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Hey, Love It's a Gorilla!

Have you seen the new Valentine stamp set called Hey Love?  It's on page 8 of the new Occasions catalog.  It is so cute!

Hey Love stamp set

Today I have three cards for you.  At our OnStage in Orlando in November, Stampin' Up! talked about three kinds of stampers.  One of these just might describe you.  They are the beginner, the occasional stamper, and the avid stamper.  I have a gorilla card for each kind of stamper.

Hey  Love! Gorilla Beginner stamper by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is for the beginning stamper.  It is stamped on one of the Note Cards & Envelopes.  This is a great value.  The 20 note cards are ready for use and envelopes come with them.  They are a little smaller than the regular card.  These are 3 1/2 x 5.  For this card, stamp the gorilla in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Color with Blends.  I used the Light and Dark Smoky Slate, the Light Real Red, and the Light Petal Pink.  I did glue down a piece of Whisper White to the inside of the flap.  It measures 3 3/8 x 4 7/8.  The Blends bleed through the card stock.  This layer hides that!

Stamp the APE saying in Smoky Slate over the card and around the gorilla.  Stampe the valentine saying in Real Red.

Hey  Love! Gorilla Occasional Stamper by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is for the occasional stamper.  This stamper has stamped a while and has some supplies.  They love stamping and have a little bit of a collection.

This card is also on the Note Cards & Envelopes.  Use a piece of Tropical Escape 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to cover the card.  It is cut at 3 3/8 x 4 7/8.

Stamp the gorilla on a piece of Whisper White and color with Blends as above.  Cut this out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Add some of the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack behind the circle.  That's one of the choices from Sale-a-Bration when you spend $50.  (Begins January 3rd)  Add the circle with dimensionals.

Stamp the saying on a piece of Whisper White scrap and punch out with the Classic Label punch.  Add to the card.

Hey  Love! Gorilla for Avid Stamper by Jo Anne Hewins

This card is for the avid stamper.  That's me for sure!  This stamper loves to stamp!  They might even stamp every day!  They get all excited when new catalogs come out and they WANT IT ALL!  I have been accused of being a little of a fanatic, maybe even more than a little!

This note card has a different patterned paper from the Tropical Escape paper.  It's also 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 and is black and white. 

Add a length of the Lemon Lime Twist organdy ribbon starting behind where the gorilla will go and going all around the card and back to the starting point.  Tape in place.  Make a bow to add later.  I use a bow maker and made a double bow.

Stamp the gorilla on Whisper White and color with the Blends.  Fussy cut and add to the card with dimensionals.

Other pieces of the Tropical Escaper paper can be cut out with the Tropical Thinlits.  I dut out 3 of the thin frond ferns and glued them to the card.  There are 5 of the fatter leaves.  Add these around the gorilla with dimensionals.

Add the bow.

The saying is stamped in Real Red on white scrap.  Cut around and add to the card.

Hey  Love! Gorilla for Beginner  Occasional  and Avid Stamper by Jo Anne Hewins

So here are the three cards together.  Which kind of stamper are you?

I would love to help you if you are a beginner, an occasional stamper, or an avid stamper.  I've been at all three levels.  Please let me know if you need the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Check out my incentive program Download Luv 2 Create incentive.  I would love to earn your business!


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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #494 Sure Do Love You

Happy Thursday!  We have a sketch today for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.


I chose to use the Sure Do Love You bundle for my card.

CCMC #494 Jo Anne Hewins

The card base is Thick Whisper White.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The designer paper used is one of the free choices from Sale-a-Bration.  It's the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  The Bermuda Bay layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  The Calypso Coral piece is 3 x 4.  The bottom layer is put down at an angle.

The banner across the card is from the Tutti Frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.  It measures 1/2 x 4.  If you haven't looked at the Tutti Frutti paper, take another look.  I was not that excited about the fruits, but the back of this paper is fantastic!  I just love it!

The hearts and the Sure Do Love You banner are stamped with the Sure Do Love You stamp set and cut out wit the Lots of Love Box Framelits Dies.  I used Bermuda Bay ink.  The banner is attached with dimensionals.

CCMC #494 Sure Do Love You inside

This is the inside of my card.  This is all from the same stamp set.  I used Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.

CCMC #494 Sure Do Love You card

The Bubbles & Fizz is a paper pack that did not appeal to me at first glance.  I'm just not into the bottles.  But Stampin' Up!  has used a lot of little patterns on the reverse of this paper.  I will admit that I have ordered several packs of this paper.  I do love the colors.  It's making me be a little brighter!  It's like the back of the Tutti Frutti paper I talked about earlier.  I love that our paper is two sided!

Thanks so much for your time.  I do appreciate it.  Please come back!


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