Monday, October 11, 2021

October 2021 Kylie and Bruno’s Demonstrator Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie and Bruno's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for October! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all over the world sharing our love of stamping. We are all part of Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s training group where we are having a great time learning and growing our Stampin’ Up!® businesses. If this is the first time you are visiting my blog, welcome! My name is Anne Marie Hile and I live in Texas in the United States. I’m so glad you stopped by today! 

You may be starting here or have arrived from another blog - either way, you can find the link list of all of the participants at the bottom of this post. Happy Hopping! 
Our theme for this blog hop is “Thank You”, specifically the thank you cards we are making to share with our customers this month.

For my cards, I decided to use the Harvest Meadow Suite featured in the Stampin’ Up!® August-December Mini Catalog. The Nature’s Harvest stamp set and coordinating Harvest Dies are wonderful to celebrate the fall season or for anyone who loves the beauty of nature. The stamps and punch are sold separately OR can be purchased together in a bundle for 10% off. 

*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:
I pretty much used all of the products included in this suite! Everything just coordinates so beautifully together. The images in the dies can also be layered to accent the focal image. I added some extra “foliage” behind the main image using one of the images from the Harvest  Dies and then wanted just a “wee” bit more. As usual, haha! So I added one more leafy image from the Meadow Dies (in the Annual Catalog) from Gold Shimmer Vellum. I cut the image in half to create two sets of leaves to place on either side of the stamped image. The shimmery detail just adds so much! 

If you have visited my blog recently, you might have heard how much I love the Cork Specialty Paper. I kind of mention it a LOT…so what’s one more time. :) This paper is so beautiful in person and adds so much gorgeous texture to cards. But it is also very lightweight, so it doesn’t add a lot of bulk. Speaking of bulk, I really wanted to add the Diamond Weave Ribbon to my card, but a bow just felt too heavy. I simply popped a little folded piece behind the sentiment just to finish off the texture and detail along with a trio of the Brushed Metallic Dots.

Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Old Olive Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” and folded in half to create card base
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4-1/2”, embossed using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and add some “dots” of Wink of Stella
  • Cork Specialty Paper: 2-1/2” x 4”, add to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: scrap to die cut the image from the Harvest Dies, sponge Crumb Cake ink around edges to add shading
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum: scrap to die cut the leafy image from the Meadow Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp the floral image in Momento ink, color with Stampin’ Blends, accent flowers with Wink of Stella and add to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Soft Suede Ink, die cut with Harvest Dies, add ribbon behind sentiment and adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon and Brushed Metallic Dots
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp image from Gorgeous Leaves stamp set in Soft Suede ink
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/8" 
Finally, a look inside the card! I simply added another strip of that beautiful Designer Series Paper and I stamped the distressed image on the bottom corner. That image comes from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and I felt like it just worked with the earthy-vibe of the card. I decided not to add a sentiment to allow room for a handwritten thank you note to share with my awesome customers letting them know how much I appreciate their support of my business. 

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog hop! Leave me a message to say hello and to let me know you visited today. Please click on the links below to “hop” along to see what all of these awesome demonstrators have shared this month. You are going to LOVE their projects, for sure! From here you will head to visit Mary Ann Curtis, also from the United States.  

We all hope that you find lots of ideas and inspiration for your creativity!

October 2021 Blog Hop:


Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that 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

The current Host Code is: 
BY6C7CCW

Also, If you 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 13 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 so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie


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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sparkle of the Season for PP562

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be your host with a fun Color Challenge.
When I selected these colors, I thought it would be fun to leave the 4th color choice open to see what color combos it inspired for the challenge. Pumpkin Pie is a color I tend to shy away from because it’s almost TOO orange sometimes but I just love it paired with the softer Pale Papaya. Once I decided on the stamp set I was going to use for the card, I selected Soft Succulent as my 4th color. 

*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.
I decided to use the Sparkle of the Season stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Swirls Dies for my card. I love this set because it covers many occasions from fall to Halloween to Christmas. It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas, so a wreath to celebrate the season felt appropriate as I have been putting up seasonal decor this past week.  

The Cork Specialty Paper is currently one of my favorites! It adds gorgeous texture and is very lightweight so it doesn’t add bulk. This is one of the papers that you have to see “in person” to truly see how beautiful it is. I felt like it really went with the cozy fall theme of my card. I also added some texture to the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer behind the wreath. But it still felt like it needed something. 

I decided to add a few “speckled dots” to the background in Early Espresso. I squished my ink pad to get some ink on the lid, then picked up some of the ink on my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Then I tapped the brush against my finger to get those light ink “splatters” on the cardstock. It also added some sparkly detail that is tough to see in the photos. Just make sure to protect your work surface with scrap paper, because it can get a little messy once you start tap-tap-tapping. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Pumpkin Pie Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pale Papaya In Color Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Cork Specialty Paper: 2” x 4-1/2” 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3” x 3-3/4”, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, then add some “speckled dots” using Early Espresso ink and Wink of Stella Glitter Brush 
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 1-1/4” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink
  • Early Espresso, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: scraps to die cut wreath, leaves (3 sets in two colors) and pumpkins (layer two on front of card and one for inside)
  • Linen Thread and Champagne Rhinestones
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp branch image in Soft Succulent ink
  • Pale Papaya In Color Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 7/8”  
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I added a leftover strip of DSP from the front of the card along with a little Early Espresso Cardstock to represent all of the colors. I had a leftover pumpkin which ended up being a perfect little accent along with a stamped branch. I left the sentiment blank for a handwritten note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 15th, 2021

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

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that 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

The current Host Code is: 
BY6C7CCW

Also, If you 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 13 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 so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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