Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cake Soiree for PP419

Hello and Happy Sunday! I feel like I have been missing in action for a little while after being in Florida for vacation and for Stampin’ Up! Onstage. I’m finally back home and getting back into my routine again. Whew! This week over at The Paper Players, the lovely and talented LeAnne has a fun theme challenge for us: Sweet Treats. It’s also CAS (Clean-and-Simple) week, or as I like to call it: Can I attempt to make a card using less than 6 layers week? 
When I saw the theme for the week, I knew I wanted to use the Cake Soiree stamp set, as my supply of birthday cards was getting a little light. You can never have too many birthday cards on hand, right? This stamp set and coordinating Framelits, make it easy to create a lot of detail with not a lot of work. I did heat emboss the stamped image on the cake to keep the continuity of the shine from the foil paper and bling. My color combo is Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo. More on that below.
So, I have to share a funny story. In my stamp studio, I keep a box full of cut and scored card bases sorted by all of the Stampin’ Up! colors. It makes it really easy UNLESS you put the colors in the wrong spot like I did. I thought I was grabbing a Lovely Lipstick card base and it was only after I added the cake to my card that I realized that it was Melon Mambo. But like Bob Ross used to say, there are no mistakes, just “happy accidents.” So, I’m going with that! 

The Melon Mambo kind of works with the lighter stripes in the Lovely Lipstick Designer Series Paper, don’t you think? Maybe? I wasn’t going to rip the card apart to start over, so I just made it work. Just let that beautiful, heat-embossed cake distract from that little detail. Haha! 

Card Measurements: 

  • Melon Mambo Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Lovely Lipstick Designer Series Paper - 1” x 3-3/4"

Finally here is a quick look at the inside of the card sharing a sweet birthday sentiment. 

Won’t you join us and share your project this week? 
You can link up your project through Friday November 23rd, 2018 at Noon PST.
 All of the details can be found over at The Paper Players 

Please stop by and and show some love to the Design Team and please leave a comment here so I know that you visited today. I’ve listed all of the supplies I used to create this card below. You can click on any of the photos to shop in my online Stampin' Up!® store. 

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!)
Ann Schach
Have a HAPPY day today! :)
-Anne Marie
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday Mash-Up for Facebook Live

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share the projects I featured on my weekly Facebook Live video. I usually go Live on Thursday’s at 2:30pm CST, but this week I was under the weather and went Live on Friday. Thanks for being patient with me y’all! 

have a free PDF linked at the end of this post that shares all of the measurements and a supply list for all of the projects. 

This week, I wanted to focus on the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I often find that I tend to focus on the Holiday Catalog at this time of the year, so I dialed it back to the Annual Catalog and want wanted to show how easy it was to blend stamp sets and product suites together. 

My first card was inspired by me sweet friend Laurie. Also, I can’t stop using this happy color combo of Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. 
Ok, I’ll give it a rest…I promise. :) 
For my second card, I wanted to “fancy to up” with the Petal Promenade DSP and some snazzy gold accents. Same stamp set, totally different look. 

My third card used the same stamp set paired with the Balloon Celebration stamp set and coordinating punch. The scalloped trim from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and Striped Scallops Embossing Folder were meant to accent the balloons. 

All of the products I used to create the projects will be listed on the sheets, along with the measurements. 

Also, if you put in an order in my online store ($30 minimum, before tax and shipping) by Monday October 29th, 2018 at midnight, I will send you these three make and takes for free! You will receive all of the supplies to create the projects but it will NOT include any stamped images (per Stampin’ Up! policy). 

Please use Hostess Code NFUHU2VT 

That’s how I will know that you ordered and will make sure that you get your make and takes. ($30 minimum)

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), please DO NOT use the Hostess Code, so that you can earn the Hostess Rewards. I will still send you the make and takes, along with an extra gift. 

Remember, orders must be placed by Monday October 22nd, 2018 at midnight for these make and take kits. 


Thanks for visiting today. Please leave a comment and say hello. 
Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie 



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