Monday, December 16, 2019

December 2019 - Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for December! 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 for the Blog Hop is a sneak peek of two new bundles of stamps and dies coming up in the January-June Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!®. The Painted Poppies Bundle features  gorgeous line-art images with watercolor effects. The Peaceful Moments Bundle coordinates with bold floral die-cut images and sentiments perfect for so many occasions. In this suite of products, there is also coordinating Designer Series Paper, sequins, seam binding and decorative elements. This is one of my favorite new product suites and it will be available to order starting January 3, 2020

Color Combo:

The big, bold poppy dies are AWESOME! They really have a wow-factor, don’t they? I cut the solid poppies in Poppy Parade Cardstock and the more detailed poppies in Calypso Coral Cardstock. To adhere them together, I applied liquid glue to the back the detailed poppy by applying the glue to a piece of a Stampin’ Sponge and dabbing it lightly on the back of the die cut. using the sponge is great way to avoid adding TOO much glue straight from the bottle, which can often get a bit messy on a detailed image like this one. I did the same to layer the leaf dies together.

For the background, I stamped the two “splotchy” (I probably could have used a better word) images on the Pool Party Cardstock in Pool Party Ink for some added detail to highlight the flowers. I felt like the background needed a little more texture, so I used the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder on the Pool Party Cardstock. I use that Subtle 3D Embossing Folder a LOT! I think it is a must-have for every craft room.  
Because everything is more fun when you add a little sparkle, I used Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the Poppy Parade poppies along with the centers of the flowers. It’s tough to capture all of the shimmer goodness in photos but they really look fabulous in-person.

Card Measurements:
  • Poppy Parade Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Pool Party Cardstock (stamped with image from Painted Poppies stamp set and embossed with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder) - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Scraps of Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock for die cut images
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 5-1/4” x 4” 
Finally, a look at the inside of the card using a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and poppy image from the  from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I colored in the image using Old Olive and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Markers. 

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 Kylie Swain in Australia ! 

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

December 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: HFDXRR9D. 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) 

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

**Please note that the Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments Bundles listed below will not be available to order until January 3, 2020. 

Product List


  1. What a gorgeous card! I love this suite - it is so fabulous!

  2. Beautiful card Anne Marie! Love the splatter stamp on the pool party~

  3. Simply STUNNING especially with the glittered organza ribbon! Thanks for the inspiration as always. xx

  4. This is a really pretty card Anne Marie, well done :-)

  5. Gorgeous card Anne Marie! Thanks for being part of my International Highlights this month! All the best with the voting!

  6. Beautiful card Anne Marie! I particularly like your 'splotchy' bits and using ribbon that sparkles is also fun! :)

  7. A stunning card, Anne. Thanks for the inspiration

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