Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sweet Stampede Blog Hop - Retiring In-Colors

Hello Stamping Friends! Today I am sharing a card I created for our team blog hop! Chances are you arrived here from my amazing friend and upline Erica Cerwin’s blog. Welcome! Every month our team, the Sweet Stampede, will be sharing some fun projects and I’m excited to play along this month. We are focusing on the Retiring In-Colors. Which one is your favorite? 

When it comes to my favorite retiring In-Color, it would have to be Peekaboo Peach! It WAS Flirty Flamingo, but now that we know this little gem is going to be hanging around in the new catalog, I went with my second favorite. I also created 10 of these cards for one of our team swaps this month. I made 2 different cards for the swap and will post the other one later this week. 

On my card, I paired Peekaboo Peach with Soft Sky (another retiring color) and the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. There are so many awesome prints in this paper, I’m thinking I might want to grab another pack of it before it officially retires. 

I don’t know if there is an “official” name for this particular card fold. I want to call it a “tri-fold shutter card” because that’s what it looks like to me. I’m sure there is a fancier name for it out there somewhere, so if you know what it is, let me know. :)

Here are the measurements:

  • Sofy Sky card base - 5-1/2” x 11”, score at 2-1/8” on one side then flip it over and score at 2-1/8” on the opposite side to create the “shutters”
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock - 1-3/4” x 5-1/4” (cut 2 of these)
  • Naturally Eclectic DSP - 1-1/2” x 5” (cut 2 of these) 
  • Whisper White (inside) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Naturally Eclectic DSP (inside) 1/2” (give or take a little more) x 5-1/4” 
  • Old Olive Belly Band 1” x 11-1/2”  (you can trim what you don’t need, it’s not an exact thing here) 
  • Soft Sky cardstock - piece for 3rd largest Layering Circle (scalloped) Framelit
  • Whisper White cardstock - piece for 3rd largest Stitched Shapes Framelit

 This card has a little “belly band” to keep it closed. Just slide it off and the card pops open. I just love a fun fold card, don’t you?

Y’all, can we just have a moment of silence for my favorite retiring product…Peekaboo Peach 5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Trim. Not only does this trim have a TON of texture and dimension, it ties “like buttah” and that makes it extra special. I know not everyone is going to get that reference, so let’s just say it makes your bows look amazing and super fluffy. 
The sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was embossed in Versamark Ink and Copper Embossing Powder. I’s almost like a rustic version of Peek-A-Boo Peach and adds a pop of shine, which I love. 
 I dressed up the inside of the card with a Happy Birthday sentiment, also from the Beautiful Bouquet set and added a little strip of DSP for a “pop” of pattern. 

I hope you will join us on our hop today, From here, you will join Britney. Hop on over to her blog to see what she has shared...
Here are the links to everyone joining our team hop. Stop by and say hello. :) 
Thanks for visiting today. 
  1. Britney Vanderlaan
  2. Heather Guerrero
  3. Tiffany Almeida
  4. Krystal Roberts
  5. Lisa Cunningham
  6. Erica Cerwin
  7. Anne Marie Hile  (You are here)

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Truly Tailored Car Fragrance Holder

Hello and Happy Saturday! As promised on my blog post from Facebook Live Thursday, here is the 4th and final project that I created with the Truly Tailored Bundle. I shared this suite of projects at an event that my friend and upline, Erica was hosting in Fort Worth last weekend before Stampin’ Up! Onstage. I had a lot of fun creating these projects and I hope you like them as well. 
 I’m always looking for fun gift ideas for guys and this is something I think car fragrance is a very useful and handy treat for just about anyone really. I created this little box/bag using the Yankee Candle Car Jars, which you can find at a lot of different places like Target, Kohls, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Cracker Barrel and of course, Yankee Candle stores and online. 
To start, I took a piece of True Gentleman Designer Series Paper with the following measurements: 
  • Start with a  5-1/4” x 12” piece of DSP
  • On the 5-1/4” side, score the paper at 1" and then at 4-1/4” 
  • On the 12” side, score at 5-1/2” and then at 6-1/2” 
  • Cut 4 slits as indicated in the photo above, to make the tabs

 As indicated in the photo above, you can see where to add some Tear & Tape adhesive to hold the box together. You can refer to the finished photos to see it all put together. You will also need the other items shown above. At the end of this post, I have listed all of the products used for reference. If you need to purchase any of these items, clicking on the supply list will take you directly to my online store. :)
 To hold the Car Jar inside the box/bag securely, I punched a small hole through the top and threaded the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon through the bag and the little opening at the top of the Car Jar packaging. Then I threaded some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine through a button to create a little loop behind the button. (Refer to the photo above to see that little loop.) Then slide the button and twine down the corduroy ribbon and pull the baker’s twine snug, then tie a bow. This is just a little detail that adds some pop but keeps the product safe inside the box. 
Any of the prints on the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper would be great for these little holders.  You could always switch up the color of the baker’s twine for some of the other patterns. 

As you can see below, I added the sentiment to a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I stamped the sentiment on the circle in one color and then on again on another sheet of Very Vanilla Cardstock in a different, coordinating color. I then just cut out the “Dapper” from the second stamped image, flagged the ends and popped it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals for another little detail. I added the sentiment layer to the scalloped circle from the same Layering Circles Framelits Dies using dimensionals. Then I wrapped another piece of the corduroy trim around the middle of the box using Tear & Tape, then popped the layered sentiment on the box using dimensionals. For the final touch, I added a little gold star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishments. 
 I hope you enjoyed this project today! The Car Jar holders would make great gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays and even for craft fairs. Enjoy your day today and pease come back and visit soon! 

Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

Here is a quick snapshot of all of the projects I created for last week’s event all together. You can get the info for the other three projects HERE

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