March 2021 Blog Hop

Sunday, March 28, 2021


Welcome to the March 2021 NC SU! Demos Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed your hop so far, but if you are just dropping in, this month's theme is "Scene 2".  We were to create a scene with one of the stamp sets and it could be any type of project we wanted.  

I chose to re-create the scene from Finding Nemo where Nemo and Dory are swimming through the jellyfish field and get help from Crush and Squirt.  


I started my card with a standard card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2") of Blackberry Bliss card stock scored at 4-1/4".  


I used a Stampin' Chalk Marker to make hash marks 1/2" in from the fold, sides, and bottom so that I could cut out a rectangle.  I then used my Paper Trimmer to cut out a 3-1/4 x 4-1/2" "window".  If you have a big enough die, you could use that as well.  I placed Tear & Tape Adhesive around the interior of my frame then placed my 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" piece of Window Sheet on the adhesive.  I cut it slightly less than a 1/4 sheet of card stock so that when I placed my backing, the Window Sheet won't show.  This now gives my card the effect of an aquarium.

I placed my "frame" over the sheet of DSP that I was using for my scene and marked where I wanted to trim the paper then cut the paper accordingly.  I did a lot of fussy cutting on this project.  (I really don't mind fussy cutting.  I do it while I'm watching TV and I rather enjoy it.)  Before I started, I attached scrap pieces of Adhesive Sheets where my images were so that when I went to apply them, I didn't have to worry about Liquid Glue.  Next I decorated my scene.  I may have gone a bit overboard though.  

Once my scene was finished, I placed Tear & Tape around the edges on the face of the scene.  Again, I cut this slightly smaller than a 1/4 sheet of card stock.  I then mounted the scene with the scene facing the Window Sheet.  I placed Tear & Tape around the outer edges of the 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and adhered this to the back side of the scene.  This gives the inside of the front a finished look.

Next, I placed Tear & Tape on the 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" Basic White card stock and attached it to the inside of the card.  Then, I did the same thing with the 4 x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock and attached this to the Basic White layer.  I don't normally use two layers on the inside, but I didn't think the Pool Party would look very good against the Blackberry Bliss.

I placed a piece of the Adhesive Sheets to the back of the Whale of a Time 6 x 6" DSP then fussy cut the scene.  I know it was probably a bit crazy but I guess you could say I got on a roll. 😀  I added a little bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to "Crush" and attached him to the scene.  Because I had fussy cut all the seaweed, I could weave him behind some of it.

All in all, I really enjoyed making this card.  This is the first set I bought after signing up.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  I have 3 grandchildren and my oldest granddaughter absolutely loves animals!  I have already made a lot cards from the Whale of a Time set and gotten so many compliments on them.

I also made a more simplified version of the card (before my imagination went wild!).

 Thanks for joining me and allowing me to share my scene.  I hope you've enjoyed your Blog Hop this month!

Happy Stamping!


March 2021 Blog Hoppers
Amy Kinler
Jo Anne Hewins
Tina Lesson
Toni Campana
Laurie Meier
Tracie Evans Langley
Gina Shelton

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Just released!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 Just released - Last Chance Products Sale! Shop while supplies last!

Stampin’ Up! is kicking off another round of saving with the another Last-Chance Products Sale, beginning 24 March 2021–3 May 2021. Get select, retiring 2020–2021 Annual Catalog items at a deep discount, including stamp sets. Shop early for the best selection! This offer is valid while supplies last only.  Don't forget to use March host code JMT6KQWE or click on this link to be taken straight to my online store:

Welcome Butterflies & Spring!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

 Butterfly Bouquet became available on March 2nd just in time for Spring weather in my little corner of the world.When the dogwoods bloom here, I know Spring has arrived! I love seeing all the white and pink dogwoods in full bloom and know all the colorful azaleas will soon follow.

The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and coordinating Brilliant Wings dies will carry over to the new upcoming Annual Catalog scheduled to be released in May 4, 2021.

Along with bright, cheery colors, prints, and butterflies, today's card introduces a mini slimline card for a fresh take on card layouts and uses a standard small envelope found in the office supply section of your favorite store.  This card goes together rather quickly.  Before you know it, you'll be sending one to everyone you know!

For the mini slimline, you'll need:
 ✂ Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
 ✂ 6 x 6" Butterfly Bijou DSP
 ✂ a card base of 6-1/2 x 6-1/4" solid colored card stock (I used Melon Mambo)
 ✂ 3 x 6" cover accent printed paper
 ✂ die cut medium and small butterfly cut from 6 x 6" Butterfly Bijou DSP
 ✂ detailed medium butterfly die cut from solid colored card stock
 ✂ 7/8 x 3-3/8" solid card stock for the greeting base layer
 ✂ 3/4 x 3-1/4" white card stock for greeting top layer
6 Treasured Tags Pick A Punch
 ✂ 3 x 6" white card stock for inside card
 ✂ 1 x 6" Butterfly Bijou DSP for envelope flap
 ✂ rhinestone basic jewels to decorate greeting tag
 ✂ multipurpose liquid glue

Begin by scoring the solid card stock base at 3-1/4" on the 6-1/2" side.  Attach the 3 x 6" piece of accent printed paper to the front of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or your preferred adhesive). Attach a detailed medium butterfly cut from the 6 x 6" Butterfly Bijou DSP.  Cut a medium detailed butterfly cut from solid colored card stock.  Run a thin bead of glue along body of butterfly and place over printed butterfly.  Once solid butterfly has dried, bend wings up to give the butterfly some dimension and attach completed unit to the front of the card.  Using the Treasured Tags Pick A Punch trim the ends of the solid colored greeting base layer and white greeting top layer. Stamp the greeting on the white card stock greeting top layer in the coordinating ink color of the greeting base layer card stock.  Apply multipurpose glue to the back of the stamped greeting and apply to the colored layer.  Apply multipurpose glue to the back of the colored card stock greeting unit and attach completed unit to card front.  Apply embellishments if desired.  Apply multipurpose glue to one side of the 3 x 6" piece of white card stock and attach to inside of the card.  Apply multipurpose glue to the small butterfly cut from 6 x 6" Butterfly Bijou DSP and attach to inside of card.  Finally, apply 1 x 6" strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP to the flap of the small business envelope.  Trim strip to envelope flap shape.

That's it! Your card is ready to go!  I hope you enjoyed making this card as much as I did.  I really liked having a different card layout that was quick and easy especially if I needed something on short notice.





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Thanks so much for your patience! The first of two exciting announcements I have for today - April's Paper Pumpkin subscription period is now until April 10, 2021.
So, what makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

The second exciting announcement is - drum roll, please - orders placed on March 17, 2021 ONLY with purchases of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) will receive FREE SHIPPING.  Be sure to enter March Host code JMT6KQWE.


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Apologies ~ Please hang in there. I haven't forgotten about posting a new card. I've been experiencing issues with computer and haven't been able to complete a post. My new computer will arrive later today and once that is set up, I should be up and running again. I sure hope so anyway but you just never know with technology. 😊