Sunday, January 16, 2022

Party Penguin for PP574

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely Claire is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge
I love that Claire picked “Winter Animals” as our theme to go along with the Clean-and-Simple Challenge. I had a few ideas in mind but finally decided to create a fun birthday card using the adorable Penguin Place stamp set and Penguin Builder Punch, which were in the August-December Mini Catalog. 

This set isn’t “technically” retired, but it is NOT available to order right now. Both the stamps and the punch will be returning in the July Mini Catalog later on this year. So, if you don’t have it yet, there will still be another change to order it! Even if you didn’t have this stamp set, I think the focal image could easily be swapped out with any other stamp set with cute critters and balloons. 

*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:
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Daffodil Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment and balloon strings in Momento ink 
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (Sale-A-Bration): 4” x 3/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp the penguin (Momento with Pumpkin Pie beak), penguin feet (Daffodil Delight), present (Pool Party) and trio of balloons (Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight & Granny Apple Green)
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (SAB, inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/4
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp the sentiment and balloon string in Momento ink, stamp the balloon in Magenta Madness ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp two presents, one in Granny Apple Green ink and one in Pool Party ink, fussy-cut and glue to the inside of the card.
Finally, here is look inside the card. I added another strip of that adorable rainbow DSP along with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Penguin Place stamps. To “keep the party going from the front of the card” I stamped another balloon and added some fussy-cut presents. 

You wouldn’t know it, but those presents are covering an oopsie. Just as I was adding this layer inside the card, I apparently had black some black ink on my finger and smeared it on the bottom right corner. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I always say, there are NO mistakes in stamping…just opportunities for embellishment. Those presents sure came to the rescue!  :)   

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple “Winter Animals" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday January 21st, 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. 

The current Host Code is: RJRJ4DQV

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.
Also, Sale-A-Bration is going on right now through February 28, 2022. That means for every $50 you spend, you will also earn FREE product from Stampin’ Up!® You can learn more about Sale-A-Braton HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

Please note: The Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (158126) can only be earned for FREE with a minimum $50 order during Sale-A-Bration from 1/4/22-2/28/22.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Pierced Blooms for PP573

Happy Sunday, friends! Happy New Year! 
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be hosting our Color Challenge
If you have ever visited me before, you might know that I LOVE bright and cheery colors. In the middle of January when the weather is so cold (and snowy for many), a happy color combo can be really fun to get the creative mojo working. I hope you will join us and play along this week. We’d love to see what you create with the challenge colors! 

*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.
When I sat down to create my card, I knew I wanted to use the sentiment from the new Artfully Layered stamp set. I just love the mix of fonts in the sentiments in this set and know I’ll be using them a lot. I had originally planned to use the leaves in this stamp set as my focal images but as I pulled the cardstock colors out ALL I could think about was a bright and cheery floral bouquet. My “go-to” for fun flowers are the Pierced Blooms Dies. This set has such a great assortment of flowers in different shapes and sizes and I especially like the pierced detail, which really makes the images stand out even more. 

For my neutral color, I stuck with good ol’ Basic White. Pretty adventurous, huh? Haha! I just really liked how the flowers popped on the clean background. I added some texture to the background with the new Hive 3D Embossing Folder and added the sentiment on a Stitched Rectangle Die. I brushed some Wink of Stella on the centers of the larger flowers for added sparkle and popped on some rhinestones as a finishing touch. I really like how this card came together and I hope you do too. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Calypso Coral Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Just Jade Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4"  
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4-1/4”, die cut a stitched rectangle and stamp the sentiment in Just Jade ink
  • Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya and Just Jade Cardstock: scraps to die cut assorted flowers, centers of flowers and leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies.
  • Accent the centers of the larger flowers using Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush 
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp the sentiment in Just Jade ink and the accent images in Pale Papaya ink
Finally, here is look inside the card. I simply stamped a birthday sentiment from the Artfully layered stamp set along with two little accent images. I am always in need of birthday cards, so that’s what I went with but this card would work for many different occasions. 

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 January 14th, 2022Also, please be sure to stop by and say hello to our new 2022 Guest Designers! 

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 c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

The current Host Code is: RJRJ4DQV

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.
Also, Sale-A-Bration is going on right now through February 28, 2022. That means for every $50 you spend, you will also earn FREE product from Stampin’ Up!® You can learn more about Sale-A-Braton HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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January 2022 - Stamping Sunday Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends! Today, I’m super-excited to share the January 2022 Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This hop is hosted by Sara Levin and we share on the second Sunday of every month. Our theme for the month is “Sale-A-Bration”

Sale-A-Bration is my favorite part of the Stampin’ Up!® year! When you shop during this event, you'll receive a free product for every $50 you spend. There are also two items that you can earn with a $100 purchase. Who loves FREE stamping supplies? I know I do! Learn more about Sale-A-Bration HERE
For this blog hop, we were to create two cards. I decided to use the Awesome Otters stamp set (SAB) and create two cards with TOTALLY different looks. The Designer Series Paper I used on both cards (Sunshine & Rainbows and Simply Marbelous) can also be earned for free with a qualifying (min. $50) order during Sale-A-Bration. I actually used the same basic measurements on both cards, just changed up the focal images a bit. Two cards, two completely different looks! Which one is your favorite?  Bright Stripes or Soft & Subtle? 

All of the measurements for my project are listed below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this blog post.
Color Combo: 
This little otter has his hat on and is ready to party! I decided to add a couple more embellishments because if you thought an otter with a party hat was cute, he only gets more fabulous with a bow tie and a balloon. 

The balloon image is from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and the coordinating Birthday Chick Dies coordinate perfectly to not only cut out the balloon but also the cut out that adorable little bow tie. It's the perfect size for this little guy, don't you think? 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Polished Pink Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Night of Navy Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 3” x 4-1/4” 
  • Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration): 3-1/8 x” 4-3/8” 
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: die cut one 2-1/2” scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut one 2-3/8" circle from the Layering Circles Dies. Stamp the otter image in Momento ink and die cut. Color image using Stampin’ Blends. 
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: die cut the bow-tie from the Birthday Chick Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scraps to stamp the party hat and balloon (from Hey, Birthday Chick stamp set). Color with Stampin’ Blends and accent with Wink of Stella. Die cut Balloon with the Birthday Chick Dies.
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-1/8” x 1/4”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink and banner punch either end using the Tailored Tag Punch
  • White Organdy Ribbon (adhere behind scalloped circle) and accent with Basic Rhinestones
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Sunshine & Rainbows DSP (inside card, SAB): 1/2” x 5-1/8” 
Here is a look inside the card. I kept it simple and added a little pop of rainbow pattern. I stamped one additional party hat inside…just because. I figure I can add a sentiment later or just leave the space for a handwritten note.  
Color Combo: 
My second card shares a totally different look with the Awesome Otters stamp set. I decided to use the Simply Marbelous 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper to create the “water” background. I love the detail this paper adds to cards. The shading is so pretty and didn’t require any extra work on my part. Gotta love that, right? 

I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends markers. I stamped the otter once on the circle and once on scrap paper. I fussy-cut the second otter and popped him up over the otter stamped on the circle for some extra dimension. It's a little tough to see in the photos but adds awesome dimension to the card "in person". The little fish is colored with a combo of Just Jade and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Balmy Blue Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • So Saffron Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss using Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • So Saffron Cardstock: die cut one 2-1/2” scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut one 2-3/8 circle from the Layering Circles Dies. Stamp the otter in Momento ink and color using Stampin’ Blends.
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp an additional otter image in Momento Ink. Fussy-cut around edges and adhere over the stamped image on the circle die with Stamp Dimensionals. Color with Stampin’ Blends.
  • So Saffron Cardstock: Stamp sentiment in Momento ink and die cut the stitched banner from the Tasteful Labels Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card) 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp otter in Momento ink and color with Stampin’ Blends
  • Simply Marbelous DSP (Sale-A-Bration): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a simple strip of DSP and stamped a little “jazz hands” otter in the bottom corner. This card would work for a lot of different occasions, so I left off the inside sentiment for now. I figure I’ll just stamp it as I need it…or just leave it blank for a handwritten message. 

I hope you enjoyed these projects today! Please continue along on the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop to check out more awesome creative inspiration. 

Stamping Sunday - January 2022 Blog Hop:


Thanks for stopping by 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: RJRJ4DQV

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

Please Note, the following products can only be earned for FREE with each $50 order placed in my online store during Sale-A-Bration (1/4/22-2/28-22):
  • 158087 - Awesome Otters Cling Stamp Set
  • 158126 - Sunshine & Rainbows DSP
  • 158128 - Simply Marbelous DSP

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