Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sweetest Thing for PP430

Happy Sunday stamping friends! This week at The Paper Players my sweet friend Ann has a fabulous sketch challenge for us. My layer-loving heart skipped a beat when I saw this one. I hope you will join us and play along. We can’t wait to see how you interpret the sketch.  
For my card, I was super-excited to use the Sweetest Thing Bundle. As soon as I saw this suite of products in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog I knew it would be a favorite. It is bright, cheery and fun. 
The colors in this suite are some of my favorites. Pretty much anything in the “brights” color family makes me happy. I let the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper guide my color choices on this card and focused on Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch and Melon Mambo as my focal colors. I added some additional texture to the Pineapple Punch layer using the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the “debossed” side of the cardstock to ensure there wasn’t too much bulk for the rest of the layers. 

One of the many things I love about this product suite is that the Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies perfectly cut out some of the images in the How Sweet It Is DSP, making it so simple to create finished focal images in a snap. Hooray for cardmaking made easy! 
The ribbon in this suite is one of my favorites. It is Coastal Cabana on one side and Granny Apple Green on the other. So pretty! However, due to it’s popularity, this ribbon is currently on backorder (here in the US) until mid-March. 

It might be a little tough to see in the photos but I added a little pop of sparkle using the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to a few pieces of the candy. It just added a little extra detail. I also popped on a few Glitter Enamel Dots for a finishing touch. 

Card Measurements: 

  • Coastal Cabana Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Pineapple Punch Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Striped How Sweet It Is DSP - 2” x 4-3/4” 
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock - 2-1/8” x 4-7/8” 
  • Polka Dot How Sweet It Is DSP - 1-3/4” x 4-1/4” 
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock - 1-7/8” x 4-3/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for sentiment) - 1-1/2” x 3-7/8” 

Finally, here is a look at the inside of the card. I dressed it up with a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White Cardstock, a piece of DSP the measures 1” x 5-1/4” and some stamped images. I also brought the Wink of Stella inside the card to dress up that little candy accent. Because you can never have TOO much sparkle! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using Ann’s Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday March 1st, 2019.  

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

All of the products I used are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Best Bunny for Third Thursdays Blog Hop

Hello there! It’s time for another blog hop with the 3rd Thursdays team. This month, our theme is sharing projects featuring the new Stampin’ Up!® Sale-A-Bration items released on February 15th, along with other fantastic Sale-A-Bration products. You can see the new products by clicking HERE. Sale-A-Bration truly is the BEST time of the year, as you can get these items for FREE with your qualifying purchase.
For my project, I decided to pair together the sentiment from the Part of My Story (Sale-A-Bration) stamp set, the new Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper from a bundle in the new Sale-A-Bration release and the Best Bunny Bundle which is found in the Annual Catalog.  

The Painted Seasons Bundle has quickly become one of my favorites. The bundle consists of a beautiful stamp set and this fabulous coordinating Designer Series Paper. It can be earned for free with your $100 order. I wanted to do something a little different with my project and not use the bundle together but rather combine a few different stamps to think "outside of the box" a bit. 
Isn’t that little bunny adorable? I just love that there is a coordinating punch as well. It makes it so easy to cut him out, pop him up on dimensionals and give him some personality. I love it! This little guy is pretty easy to color with the Stampin’ Blends and although I used colors that aren’t technically in the DSP, all of the shades work together. The “pieces" of the bunny are popped up on dimensionals and I also used the grass stamp behind the bunny to give him something to “sit” on. 

There are a lot of different textures on this card, but I think it all works with the “woodsy” theme. This one is definitely not a card that can be mailed with one stamp though. It’s a little on the chunky side. It will just have to go to someone extra-special. That stitched scalloped border is from the Be Mine Stitched Heart Framelits and I have been finding that I have been using it a LOT lately. I just love the little detail it adds. 
It’s a little hard to see in the photo but I heat embossed the sentiment by stamping the sentiment first in Versamark ink, then in my Early Espresso ink pad and used Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It just adds a little bit of extra shiny detail. I also used my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add a pop of sparkle to the inside of the bunny’s ears. I left the inside of the card blank to add a handwritten message. I’ve listed all of the products I used to create the card below. You can click on the photos to shop in my online Stampin’ Up!® store. 

Thanks so much for visiting today! Please make sure to follow the hop to see more ideas with Sale-A-Bration products. You will be heading over to my dear friend, Krystal Robert’s blog next. Have a great day! 

3rd Thursdays February Blog Hop:

Anne Marie Hile - (you are here)

Sale-A-Bration Product Update: 

The following SAB items are currently SOLD OUT...(in North America)
  • Grapefruit Grove/Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets 
  • Butterfly Elements
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit

Also, the Organdy Ribbon Pack is Not Orderable until approximately March 4th.

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