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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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Flowering Cactus for PP534

Happy Sunday! 
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super excited to be hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.
If you have ever visited me before, you probably know these two things: I LOVE Sketch Challenges and lots of layers on my cards! I hope you enjoy my sketch this week and take it for a spin yourself. 

*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.
For my card, I decided to use the Flowering Cactus Product Medley because I finally inked it up this past week and can’t seem to stop using it!  It was perfect to create a birthday card for a sweet friend. 

Color Combo: 
A Product Medley is an easy way to order a coordinating product suite all together with one product number. I love that everything in the suite comes boxed together and with the addition of some cardstock, ink and a couple of other tools / embellishments, you can create lots of pretty projects! This kit will be available *while supplies last* through May 3rd, 2021. 

The Flowering Cactus Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • 15-piece Flowering Cactus Photopolymer Stamp Set 
  • 48 sheets of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • Die-cut felt sheets: 4 each of 2 colors
  • Linen thread combo pack: 10 yards each in natural and Calypso Coral colors
  • 10-piece Flowering Cactus Dies (use with Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; compatible with the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine)
There is also a refill kit available with more of the consumable items (DSP, linen thread and felt flowers) and you can find more information on that by clicking HERE
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Mossy Meadow Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper (from Product Medley): 1-1/4” x 4-1/4”, 2 pieces
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1-1/4”, embossed with Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut the largest circle from Stitched Shapes Dies, stamp “ground” in Mossy Meadow ink
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: die cut detailed cactus cactus
  • Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper: die cut the round cactus from patterned paper
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-3/4” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink and snip either end at an angle
  • Felt Flowers and Linen Thread from the Flowering Cactus Product Medley
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp cactus in Pear Pizzazz ink and stamp flowers in Calypso Coral ink 
  • Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4’ x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I added in another strip of that pretty patterned paper, a birthday sentiment and a stamped cactus to "keep the party going”  from the front of the card. I really love how this card came together and I hope you do as well. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 2nd, 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: W2ZUFQHP

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 12 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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