Friday, February 16, 2018

Team Swap with a POP of Melon Mambo

Hello there and Happy Friday to you! Well, I have been a bit absent from blogging for a little while. I have been working on a lot of things “behind the scenes” recently and am finally back in my creative groove. Today I wanted to share a card I created for our monthly team swap. The theme was “Black and White with a POP of Color.” It goes without saying that my POP of color was going to be some shade of pink! Hello, Melon Mambo…I’ve missed you! 

I think I may have mentioned how much I am loving the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper. It has so many awesome patterns and there are some really fun black and white patterns in there as well. I can’t stop using it! I decided to focus on showcasing the Amazing You stamp set with the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits. Both of these items can be earned for FREE with a qualifying order during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration, going on right now. Want to learn more about Sale-A-Bration? Click the photo below or just message me: annemariehile@gmail.com. New items were added to the promotion today!
While creating this card, I realized that I haven’t used my Butterfly Thinlits dies in quite some time. I also really wanted something fun to pop off of the black and white background. So, I grabbed the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered the circles. It felt like it needed a wee bit more, so I punched some leaves out of vellum and then added a pop of dimension to the butterfly. Of course, I had to add a bit of bling to finish it off. 
All of the products used to create my card are listed below. Thank you so much for stopping by today and sticking with me while I have been getting things organized. I hope you have a wonderful day and please leave me a comment to say hello. Happy Stamping! :)

-Anne Marie


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Beautiful Peacock


Hello and Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are enjoying your day. Today I wanted to share a card that I made last week. Oddly enough, I wasn’t intending on making this or any card while I was on FaceTime visiting with a friend. Along with a few paper scraps, I had a piece of Shimmery White cardstock sitting on my desk along with the (unopened) Beautiful Peacock stamp set. While we were chatting away, I just started stamping with some colors that I liked and this was the end result . The stamp set is photopolymer so it is really easy to see exactly where you are stamping on your cardstock. I love that! 

After I stamped the image, I added a little popped-up piece of Glimmer Paper over the wing along with some rhinestones and shimmer ribbon. The Shimmery White cardstock really ties it all together. Plus, the clean design makes it easy to drop this card in the mail to brighten a friend’s day.  
Both the Beautiful Peacock stamp set and the Shimmer Ribbon Pack are exclusive to Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration and are FREE with a qualifying order. You can get one for free with a $50 order or both for free with a $100 order. There are also many other awesome options in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. (<— click the link to view) You can order anytime in my Stampin’ Up online store by clicking HERE or by clicking any of the product photos below. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy day! :)
Anne Marie

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Clean and Simple Tutti-Frutti Hello

 Hello there! I’m not sure where this week went. Time sure flies, doesn’t it? One of my goals for the new year was to come up with some regular weekly posts on my blog. So welcome to the first edition of Clean and Simple Thursday! As many of you know CAS cards are not my usual “thing." Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t love the style, I just struggle with knowing when to stop adding layers and embellishments to a card. I’m also challenging myself to make cards that are easy to pop in the mail, so hopefully trying to focus on CAS cards regularly will help. 

I actually created 16 of these cards for our monthly team swap at our meeting earlier this week. One craft supply I tend to collect but rarely use is washi tape. I think I might have mentioned how obsessed I am with the new Tutti-Frutti Suite of products in the new Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog. I decided to focus on focusing on showing the new Tutti-Frutti Washi Tape a little love on this one.. I like how it adds a fun pop of colors and pattern without adding a lot of bulk. After I got all of the washi tape down, I decided to add a tiny “slice” of the Myths and Magic Glimmer paper, because…well, it’s just SO pretty! 
The Fruit Basket stamp set is photopolymer, so it is really easy to line up the images. That’s always a great thing! The sentiment is heat embossed for a little extra something-something. Finally I added a little baker’s twine bow and a couple of rhinestones. I really like the end result and I hope you do as well. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Please leave a comment and say hello if you have a chance. I’ll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, I hope you have a happy day! :)
 
Anne Marie

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