Sunday, October 17, 2021

In Symmetry for PP563

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, our very own “Queen of Clean” Jaydee is hosting our Clean-and-Simple Challenge.
I don’t know about you, but I always need more Birthday Cards in my crafty stash, so I couldn’t wait to create for this challenge. The real challenge though was to make the card Clean-and-Simple. Haha! One of my favorite bundles in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog is the In Symmetry stamp set and Symmetrical Leaves Border Punch. I just love the bold floral images and the sentiments in the set are perfect for so many occasions. I love that “Best Day Ever” sentiment and I think it’s a great fit for a birthday card, don’t you? 

*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: 

Clean-and-Simple (CAS) cards are such a struggle for me but I have to admit, I think I’m getting better at creating them. I have to fight the urge to add just one (or three) more layers. But there really is beauty in simplicity. The little details really stand out on CAS cards and as an added bonus, they are generally much easier to mail.  
I loved the simplicity of this card so much, I decided to make a few more using some of the other beautiful  patterns in the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. One of my goals this year is to use more DSP. I tend to hoard, I mean collect the beautiful designs. With patterns this pretty, they deserve to be shared. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Calypso Coral Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-5/16” x 4-1/16”, use the largest die in the Stitched with Whimsy Dies to add the border
  • Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4” x 2-1/2” 
  • Just Jade Cardstock: scraps to punch out three leaves from the Symmetrical Stems Border Punch
  • Emboss the punched leaves using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder.
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp and fussy-cut the floral image in Bumblebee ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 7/8”, stamp sentiment in Calypso Coral ink and banner punch the right side using the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Add one rhinestone to the flower
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 5-1/4” x 4", stamp sentiment in Calypso Coral ink and flowers in Bumblebee ink
  • Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1” x 4”  
Finally, a peek inside the card! I added strip of DSP from the front of the card along with a stamped Happy Birthday sentiment. The sentiment is from the Artistically Inked stamp set, I forgot to list it in the product list below. I also stamped a fun trio of little flowers with an image from the In Symmetry stamp set. These cards were quick and easy to create and I have a bunch ready to mail out for upcoming birthdays. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) “Birthday" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 22nd, 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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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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