Monday, November 11, 2019

November 2019 - Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for November! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all over the world sharing our love of stamping. We are all part of Kylie 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 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! 
My card today features the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set and the coordinating Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. I just love this paper! One side features patterns with silver foil details and the other side features beautiful photographic images of snowy scenery. 

I especially love the colors in this DSP which features a mixture of different purples, pinks, blues and gray. For my card, I went with the blues with a little pop of silver to add to the "wintery feel" of the card. I’ve listed all of the supplies and measurements below. 

Color Combo:
When you have paper this beautiful, it’s easy to make it the focal point of your card. Cards don’t need  to have a lot of stamping and  “bells and whistles” to be gorgeous. As a matter of fact, the only stamping on this card is the sentiment and the inside. Easy peasy, right? 

To add some texture to the background, I used the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. I think it adds a nice little detail without being too distracting. Looking at it now, I do believe my frame is ever so slightly “off center” and now you probably see it too. Haha! Oh well, it’s handmade and it just adds to the charm, right? 
For some added dimension, I popped up the silver foil frame by cutting some Stampin’ Dimensionals into thirds and evenly adding them behind the frame. I feel like every card needs ribbon and some kind of embellishment to be “finished”. For this card, I simply decided to add a little bow to accent the corner of the frame using the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon. The finishing touch was a trio of little rhinestones, because if you know me, you know I love my sparkle! 

Card Measurements:
  • Night of Navy Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock (embossed with Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Silver Foil - 3” x 4-3/8”, die cut in center using 2-5/8” x 4” Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP - 2-7/8” x 4-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for sentiment, one end punched with Banner Triple Punch) 2-3/4” x 1” 
Finally, a look at the inside of the card using a simple sentiment and two stamped images from the Frosted Foliage stamp set. I love that this card isn’t for any particular holiday, just a nice way to let someone know you are thinking of them. I think we all would enjoy receiving more cards like that in our mailbox, don’t you? 

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog hop today! 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. From here you will head to visit the awesomely fabulous Ange McKay in Canada! 

We all hope that you find lots of ideas and inspiration for your creativity! 

November 2019 Blog Hop:



Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products 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

This month’s Host Code is: VQMXBFHF. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a free Exclusive Project Tutorial Bundle PDF. (see the sneak peek below) The November bundle has instructions and supply lists for 13 awesome projects! 

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie


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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Broadway Birthday for PP467

Hello and Happy Sunday to you!
 It’s time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire has a fabulous Color Challenge for us: 
Soooo, it’s not a big shock that I am a HUGE fan of all color combos that feature bright and cheery colors. Claire really hit it out of the park with this mix, that’s for sure! As soon as I saw this trio, I was immediately inspired by a card I saw in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I decided to put my own spin on it for this challenge. 
Yes, this card has a LOT of different elements and I think it’s really fun. I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set and the coordinating Broadway Lights Dies for this card. I just love that big bold sentiment, don’t you? November is a BIG birthday month (including my birthday…yay!) so I actually needed to make quite a few birthday cards to get ready to mail out. 

I embossed the background with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for a little pop of texture and then created a little “scene” around the tri-colored sentiment. All of the elements are popped-up on Stampin’ Dimensionals (except the “marquee sign”) to make them stand out a little bit. 
For the sentiment, I simply cut 3 pieces of Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green  and Bermuda Bay cardstock into three strips, each measuring 5” x 5/8” and taped them together on the back of the cardstock. Then, I die-cut the sentiment. I used basic Scotch Tape to adhere them together, nothing fancy. 
Of course, there is a lot of sparkly detail on this card. I die-cut the little “marquee” image in Sparkle Glimmer Paper and then dressed up the balloons by covering them with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then sprinkling on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Sure, glitter gets everywhere when you are creating, but that’s half of the fun, isn’t it? It’s the crafting gift that keeps on giving long after the project is completed. 

Card Measurements:
  • Bermuda Bay Card Base - 5-1/2”  x  8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (embossed with Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder) - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Scraps of Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay for die cut images
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 5-1/4” x 4" 
If you aren’t a fan of loose glitter, I also created another version of the same card. I dressed up the balloons and party hats with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for a “less of a mess” option. Or you could just leave the sparkle off altogether, if it’s not your thing. That looks great, too! It’s really that fabulous color combo that is the star of the show on this card. 
Finally, here is a look at the inside of the card, with more stamps images and a coordinating sentiment from the stamp set. 

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 November 15th, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team



*On a personal note: I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus this week because we have been dealing with some major health issues with our sweet dog, Ozzy. I have been an emotional mess most of past week and I truly appreciate you all hanging in there with me. It was actually nice to get into my craft studio to make my card for this challenge, even if I struggled to get in there initially. My sweet boy was snuggled at my feet and that helped SO much. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products 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

This month’s Host Code is: VQMXBFHF. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a free exclusive project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below)

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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