Sunday, October 2, 2022

Brightest Beauty for PP611

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely Joanne is hosting our Theme Challenge.
Can you believe it’s already October? I feel like the second half of this year is just flying by, I’m not sure why. Our theme this week is perfect for this time of year: Changing Seasons - AutumnAutumn is my favorite season, although we don’t really get the best of it here in south Texas. Our temps are STILL in the 90’s during the day (ugh, already…) but it is cooling off to the high 50’s at night. We are getting there, slowly but surely! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
For my card, I decided to use a new to me set from the Stampin’ Up July - December Mini Catalog. The Brightest Beauty stamp set and coordinating Golden Beauty Dies are just gorgeous and paired with this color combo are perfect for the fall season. I love how easy it is to layer up the die cut images and that label for the sentiment is just so pretty with the delicate detail. The Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper added a little pop of gold which I thought added a subtle elegant touch. I also added some texture to the background with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder and I just noticed the word “harvest” in the embossing, which is kind of cool for the theme as well. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Cajun Craze Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and add some Sahara Sand ink around edges and raised areas with a Sponge Dauber
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink, die cut with label and add some Sahara Sand ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber
  • Soft Succulent, Cajun Craze & Crushed Curry Cardstock: scraps to die cut the leaves and flowers 
  • Add Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to flowers for added sparkle 
  •  Linen Thread and Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink, stamp decorative images in Soft Succulent ink stamped-off once to lighten the ink
  • Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4” x 1/2” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added another strip of that beautiful DSP to bring a pop of gold inside. I also added some texture with that beautiful stamped image along with a coordinating sentiment. I really like how this card came together and I hope you do as well. :) 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  Changing Seasons: Autumn - Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 7th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

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Place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. 
You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.
Registration is open for the Maker’s Mojo Autumn Creative Escape. Join me for this awesome online event sure to bring lots of creative inspiration your way. 


Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Positive Inkers Blog Hop - October 2022

Hello there stamping friends! I’m thrilled to be blog hopping today with the Positive Inkers  Design TeamWe are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the globe who are super-excited to share our love of creativity. I’m so happy you stopped by today! 

If this is the fist time you are visiting, please let me introduce myself. My name is Anne Marie Hile and I live in San Antonio, Texas. Welcome!
Our theme for this month is: Non-Traditional Colors for Christmas Cards. I will admit, I was super-excited for this theme. I didn’t know what colors I was going to use initially but I DID know they would be bright and cheery because those are my favorite colors, no matter the season.

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my cards below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo: 
I started with Polished Pink, which if you have visited me before is shocking, I know. *insert sarcasm here* Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay rounded out the trio. There is just something about these three colors together that is so eye-catching and just puts me in a good mood. Haha! I used the Cottage Wreaths stamp set and coordinating Country Wreaths Dies to create a fun and whimsical winter wreath. 

I colored a bunch of rhinestones with Stampin’ Blends for little “holly berry” accents. That’s one of the things I really love about Stampin’ Blends. Not only can you color stamped images beautifully, but you can also create perfectly coordinated embellishments and ribbons in a snap. Talk about versatility! The rest of the card details are listed below. 
Card Measurements & Details:
  • Bermuda Bay Card Base: 4-1/4” x11, scored at 5-1/2" and folded in half
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4
  • Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (Host Exclusive): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 2-1/2”, randomly stamp branch images from Cottage Wreaths stamp set in Polished Pink ink
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: scrap to die cut the second largest scalloped rectangle from Scalloped Contours Dies, then trim off the scalloped edges with a Paper Trimmer leaving the “dotted” detail around the border
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-5/8” x 3-7/8”, emboss with Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: scrap to die cut one wreath “outline” and one wreath “filler” from Country Wreaths Dies
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: scrap to die cut one bow from Country Wreaths Dies
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Versamark ink, heat emboss with white embossing powder and banner punch both ends with Banners Pick A Punch
  • Rhinestones Basic Jewels: 12 small, colored with Dark Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends
I really like the extra dimension from the layered wreaths, don’t you? I glued the wreaths to the Basic White layer and added the sentiment strip and bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Inside, I added a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Basic White Cardstock along with a 3/4” x 5-1/4” strip of the same DSP from the front of the card. I’ll either add a Christmas sentiment or write a handwritten note when I get ready to mail it out. :) 
Just for fun, I also made another version of the card with the "tried and true" holiday color combo of Real Red, Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce. :)   

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Please stop by to visit everyone on the hop and leave us a comment to say hello. We’d all love to hear from you and so appreciate you stopping by. If you are following the hop, my sweet friend Jo Blackman in the UK is your next destination. 

We are also doing an Instagram hop today and I’d love to have you check it out. If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, you can find me HERE

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - October 2022:
Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

The current Host Code is: 
JU64PJSQ

Place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. 
You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

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