Sunday, January 19, 2020

Beautiful You for PP474

Happy Sunday! It’s a new week and time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, Laurie is our hostess for our monthly Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Theme Challenge Check it out and play along with us! 
So, it’s Clean-and Simple Week and if you have visited me before, you know that is my “struggle week”. CAS cards are generally defined as those that keep layers and embellishments to a minimum. Guess what? I think I might have FINALLY hit it this week! I know my friends on the Design Team will probably get a chuckle out of that. It’s only taken how many years…LOL! 
The inspiration for my card came from a card I received quite some time ago from my sweet friend, Teri. She has created some beautiful cards with this stamp set and really made me fall in love with it. I love the line art images and the sentiments are so pretty. This sentiment just makes me smile: “Celebrate…Life looks beautiful on you.” 

Color Combo:

Card Measurements and Details:
  • Basic Black Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Using the scoring blade on your Paper Trimmer, score a single line at 1/4” on all 4 sides of Whisper White Cardstock to create a “frame”
  • Whisper White Cardstock (sentiment) - 2-1/8” x (just a little over) 1/2” 
  • Stamp sentiment on cardstock and trim ends at an angle
  • Fold a 1-3/4" piece of Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon in half and stick to back of sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensional
  • Add a rhinestone to sentiment 
  • Stamp image in Momento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends Markers
  • Use Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add detail to the hat, dress and water on stamped image
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4"
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I added a sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set along with a little layered die-cut flower or a pop of color. The flowers are from the In the Tropics Dies, I forgot to add them to the supply list below.

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday January 24th, 2019

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 


The Paper Players Design Team

All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

This month’s Host Code is: G7F4CWTM. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a free exclusive PDF project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below) It’s also Sale-A-Bration, y’all! So for every $50 you spend, you also get free product from Stampin’ Up!®

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sweet Treats - January Third Thursday’s Blog Hop

Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month, our theme for the hop is Sweet Treats. Everyone on the hop will be featuring awesome projects to inspire your creativity. I’ve listed all of the hoppers toward the end of the post, so make sure you stop by and see what they have to share today! 
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so this hop was great motivation to make some cards and treats. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really give “gifts” for Valentine’s Day. I do. however, always need little treats to share with friends, neighbors and co-workers. Today, I’m sharing a card and Tic-Tac holder featuring the Heartfelt Bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog
One of my favorite things about this bundle is that includes two punches! Don’t get me wrong, I love my die cuts, but punches are just super-easy to use. The Heart Punch Pack features two different hearts and the smaller heart layers perfectly over the scalloped heart. Want to know the BEST part? The punches perfectly punch-out the some of the heart patterns in the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is also part of this suite. This paper has beautiful pearlized detail on many of the patterns which adds great detail without a ton of work. 

Color Combo: 

Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Real Red Cardstock - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (embossed with Scripty 3D Embossing Folder) - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”  
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP - 1-3/4” x 3-7/8” 
  • Real Red Cardstock - 3-1/2” x 2-7/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-1/4” x 2-5/8”, stamp sentiment it Real Red Ink on left side
  • Scrap of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock - punch scalloped heart from Heart Punch Pack
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP  - punch foiled heart from patterned paper using heart punch
  • Add ribbon and From My Heart Faceted Gems
Since not everyone appreciates chocolate, these little Tic Tac’s are a fun Valentine’s Day treat. I found these at Target and I love that they come in the red, pink and white mix. This little holder is super-easy to make, which is great if you are making a lot of them. It opens like a little book and you simply tie it closed with a ribbon. I used two Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Tic Tac’s to hold them in place on the cardstock. 
Tic Tac Holder Directions and Details: 
  • Real Red Cardstock - 4-3/4” x 3” 
  • On long side, score at 2” and 2-3/4” 
  • Using Detailed Trio Punch, round both corners on front and back
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP - 1-3/4” x 2-3/4” (2 pieces, round 2 corners)
  • Run ribbon around front and back and adhere the DSP over the ribbon 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside) - 1-3/4” x 2-3/4” (round 2 corners)
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamped heart
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP - punch the scalloped heart out from the pattern on the DSP
  • Add From My Heart Faceted Gems
Finally a peek inside the card. I kept it pretty simple with a 1” x 4” strip of the DSP layered over a 5-1/4” x 4” piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I added a simple stamped image and left space for a handwritten note. 

Thank you for visiting today! Your next stop on the Blog Hop is to visit Tatiana Tobin in Australia. Click on the button below to head on over to her blog.


January 2020 Third Thursdays Blog Hop:
Anne Marie Hile (you are here)

All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

This month’s Host Code is: G7F4CWTM. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a free exclusive PDF project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below) It’s also Sale-A-Bration, y’all! So for every $50 you spend, you also get free product from Stampin’ Up!®

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie


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Very Vanilla 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Very Vanilla 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
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Birthday Bash - January Stampin' Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! We share on the third Thursday of every month with fun projects from all around the world! If you are following the hop, you arrived here from Jean’s blog. Welcome! This month our theme is Birthday Bash. I just love this theme as January is usually the month that I try to focus on creating a little “stash” of birthday cards to have handy throughout the year. 
As soon as I saw the theme for the Hop, I couldn’t get it out of my head that I wanted to use the Birthday Bonanza Bundle. I mean, even the name sounds FUN, doesn’t it? This stamp set features a trio of critters including a toucan, lion and my favorite…this sweet little koala bear. 

I created a fun card with the bundle along with a coordinating treat box. (Measurements and supply list below) The box is super simple and I measured it to fit a single Ghirardelli chocolate square. I know…the entire bag of chocolate squares would be SO much better, right?  But it’s a new year and the single chocolate square is a more “calorie-appropriate” choice for all of those healthy resolutions out there. Haha! 
The Bonanza Dies have a fun little mix of elements to coordinate with the stamp set. They cut out the little critters, the balloons, party hats, banners and also include a stitched tag. I always need little tags to dress up gifts, so I have a feeling I’ll be using this die a lot! 

Color Combo:

Card Measurements and Details:
  • Bermuda Bay Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (embossed with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets (die-cut scallop border on one side from Stitched Be mine Dies)- 3/4” x 5-1/8” 
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper - 1-3/4” x 5-1/8” 
  • Scraps of Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Whisper White for stamping and die cutting
  • Whisper White Cardstock (layered on die-cut tag)
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Metallic Baker’s Twine and sequins can be earned for FREE right now during Sale-A-Bration! Click HERE for more info. 
This little treat box is pretty easy to make and is just a fun way to dress up a sweet treat. The chocolate square just drops into the box, nothing too complicated. I measured the box to perfectly fit a Ghirardelli chocolate but you could easily change the measurements up to fit plenty of other things.  
Ghirardelli Box Measurements and Details: 
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 3-1/2” 
  • On 3-1/2” side, score at 1/2” (this is the bottom of the box)
  • On 5-1/4” side, score at 1/4”, 3/4”, 2-3/4” and 3-1/4” 
  • Trim as shown in photo below and add adhesive to the 1/4” tab and also to close the bottom of the box
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper - 1-3/4” x 2-3/4” 
  • Scrap of Noble Peacock Foil Sheets and Whisper White Cardstock for stamping and die cutting
  • Die cut foil using 1-3/4” scalloped circle from Layering Circles Dies
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock scrap in Tuxedo Black Ink and die cut using 1-5/8” circle from Layering Circles Dies
This is how the box looks scored and trimmed. You would add adhesive to the little 1/4” tab on the side and on the bottom to hold it together. Either Tear & Tape or liquid glue are a good choice for adhesives for 3D projects. 
Here is a peek inside the card. I just love that sentiment, don’t you? I also added some of that fun DSP to keep that birthday celebration going for the recipient. 

Thanks for hopping along with the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop! From here, you will head on over to my sweet friend Barbara Welch’s blog. Have fun visiting everyone on the hop! We all hope you enjoy the creative inspiration. Please leave a comment to say hello today so I know you stopped by. Happy Hopping! 

January 2020 Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop:
All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

This month’s Host Code is: G7F4CWTM. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a free exclusive PDF project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below) It’s also Sale-A-Bration, y’all! So for every $50 you spend, you also get free product from Stampin’ Up!®

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie


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