Monday, April 12, 2021

So Very Happy for PP536

Happy Monday!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our monthly Color Challenge.

Sorry my post is a day late for the challenge, y’all. On Saturday evening we had an emergency when our next door neighbor’s home caught on fire. It was a horribly scary situation as you can imagine. Everything happened so quickly and the fire spread fast. As one point, we were scared it was going to spread to our home. Thankfully nobody was injured and we are incredibly thankful to the first responders and brave firefighters who arrived on the scene. Life can truly change in the blink of an eye, so count every single blessing. 
As soon as I saw these colors, I immediately thought they would look great on a masculine birthday card. I decided to pair these colors up with the So Much Happy stamp set and coordinating Happy Dies. I just love a big, BOLD sentiment and this bundle is so perfect for that! This bundle will be retiring soon, so if you love it as much as I do make sure you get it before May 4th.   

*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.

The plaid Designer Series Paper is a sneak peek of a new pattern coming up in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog starting May 4th and I thought the plaid was so perfect for the masculine vibe of this card. Initially I used a trio of stars from the Happy Dies on the front of the card but they just seemed a little….well, chunky. They distracted from the sentiment quite a bit, so I pulled out the Stitched Stars Dies and the assorted smaller sizes were the perfect touch! 

I popped in a little trio of the white Elegant Faceted Gems to balance out the white behind the sentiment and it made me wonder why I don’t use these pretty little gems more. They have a little pop of texture without being too flashy, which as perfect for this “dude card”. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Crumb Cake Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Misty Moonlight Patterned Paper (will be available in the upcoming Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog starting on May 4th, 2021): 3-3/4” x 1-1/4” and 3-3/4” x 2-1/4” 
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Merry Merlot ink
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock: scrap to die cut stars from he “swirly star” image in the Stitched Stars Dies
  • Elegant Faceted Gems and Linen Thread
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Misty Moonlight and Merry Merlot ink
  • Misty Moonlight DSP (inside card): 4” x 3/4” 
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock: scrap to die cut two banners and a star from the Happy dies, emboss star using Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Finally a peek inside the card! I added in another strip of that pretty patterned paper, a stamped birthday sentiment and the little banners and star from the Happy Dies.The little banners are so cute and keep the party going from the front of the card!  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 16th, 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: 643WPYCV

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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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - April 2021

Hello there and Happy April to you! I’m thrilled to be blog hopping today with the Positive Inkers Global 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 this month is to feature the Retiring 2019-2021 In Colors. Every year in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog there are 5 new In Colors released. The colors are available for 2 years, which is awesome because that means there is plenty of time to create with them…but it’s always sad when their time comes to an end. This set of In Colors will retire when the 2021 Annual Catalog is released on May 4th and let me tell you, I’ll be having a hard time saying good-bye to this group. 

*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.
My goal for this card was to use ALL of the retiring In Colors on one card…which proved to be a bit of a challenge. All of these colors are beautiful but when it came to pairing them up, I had to balance them out to get them to work on this card. The In Bloom stamp set and coordinating Pierced Blooms Dies were perfect for the plan I had to use all of the colors together. I decided to use Pretty Peacock as the focal color along with stronger additions of Rococo Rose and Terracotta Tile. I used Purple Posy and Seaside Spray sparingly and I love how the little bit of extra color really pops on the card. 

I kept the background simple with the embossed brick pattern and vellum doily. I tried a few patterned papers but they just seemed to distract from the flowers. So, I went with some awesome texture along with the detail from a Square Vellum Doily. A subtle pop of pattern that doesn’t distract from those detailed flowers. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Pretty Peacock Card Base: 4-1/2” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, sponge Crumb Cake ink around edges
  • Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Purple Posy and Seaside Spray Cardstock: scraps to die cut flowers and eaves from Pierced Blooms Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink and die cut using the label from the Pierced Blooms Dies
  • Square Vellum Doily, Pearl Basic Jewels and Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment and assorted flowers in Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile and Seaside Spray ink. For the Purple Posy flowers, either color with a Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker OR use Highland Heather ink, stamped-off once
Finally, here is a little peek inside the card. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the In Bloom stamp set and some flowers in the retiring In Colors to "keep that party going" from the front of the card. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! From here you will continue the blog hop to visit Jo Blackman in the UK. Click HERE to head over to her blog. Please stop by to visit everyone on the hop and leave a a comment to say hello. We’d all love to hear from you and so appreciate you stopping by. Hope you enjoy all of the beautiful projects everyone shared today! 

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - April 2021:
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: 643WPYCV

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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