Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Joy of Sets January 2020 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to The Joy of Sets January Blog Hop! We are a fun group of stampers to love to share our creativity. I’m super-excited to be participating in the blog hop for the first time this month. Yay! If you are joining me from Susan’s blog, or starting the hop here with me, welcome! I’m Anne Marie Hile from the USA and I’m so happy that you stopped by today. 
Our theme for the Blog Hop this month is “Something New”! 

I have a LOT of new stamping goodies in my studio right now with the recent release of both the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Sale-A Bration is one of my favorite times during the Stampin’ Up!® year because you can earn exclusive items for FREE with your qualifying purchases. Everyone loves free product, right? You can learn more HERE

For my project, I decided to show a few of those items that can you can earn during SAB. I love that so many of the products are designed to coordinate together! 

Color Combination:

My card features the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set, coordinating Lily Pad Dies, Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper and the Stone 3D Embossing Folder which is part of the Power Of Hope Bundle in the Sale-A-Bration offering. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, available in the Mini Catalog. I’ve also included a full list of supplies used to make my card at the end of this blog post. 

This card comes together really easily! To start, I embossed the Bermuda Bay layer with the Stone 3D embossing folder for added texture. Next, I die cut the scalloped trim in Blackberry Bliss using the Lily Pad dies and adhered it to the back of the DSP layer. All of the layers were then adhered to the card using liquid glue. I stamped the lily and three leaves and die cut them with the Lily Pad Dies.  The sentiment is stamped on the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. The lily and circle were popped-up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.   
Card Measurements:
  • Grapefruit Grove Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock (embossed with Stone 3D Embossing Folder from SAB Power of Hope Bundle) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper - 3-7/8” x 1-3/4” 
  • Scraps of Grapefruit Grove, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green and Whisper White Cardstock for stamped images and die cutting
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
Here is a close-up of the detail using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. That little bit of sparkle is a tiny accent that really dresses up the flower and leaves beautifully, don’t you think? I also colored a trio of rhinestones with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends marker so they complimented the colors on the card. 

For the inside of the card, I stamped a smaller floral image from the Lovely Lily Pad set and left it blank. The card would work for a few different occasions, so I can add an appropriate sentiment inside when the occasion presents itself. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

From here, you will be hopping along to visit Gez Carpenter. Click on the button below to stop by her blog to see her beautiful project. I’ve also listed the full Blog Roll of participants below, in case you get lost along the hop. I’m sure you will find some awesome creative inspiration this month! 

January 2020 Blog Roll:

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: G7F4CWTM. 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 PDF project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below) It’s also Sale-A-Bration, y’all! So for every $50 you spend, you will also receive free product from Stampin’ Up!®

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

Note - The following items listed below can be earned for FREE with your qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration, January 3, 2019 through March 31, 2019 or while supplies last: 
  • Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set (Free with $50 Purchase)
  • Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper  (Free with $50 Purchase)
  • Lily Pad DIes (Free with $100 Purchase)
  • Power of Hope Bundle (Free with $100 Purchase)

Product List


  1. What a great BOLD card! Love that color combo and the DSP is gorgeous!

  2. I like, the DSP and the embossing folder really set off this card!! I'm seeing more and more with the stone embossing folder I may have to put that on my next order. I just received my order and hardly wait to play with everything this set included!

  3. Beautiful! Love that you used the new embossing folder with the lilies.

  4. Pretty card. The water lillies is the one SAB I havn't got yet, but having seen so many of the hop using the lilly, I might just change my mind lol x

  5. Really lovely card, I love these lily products <3

  6. I love your card and that colour combination - that embossing folder also caught my eye - thanks for being part of the hop.

  7. Seems that we have very similar taste! :) I love everything about your card especially adding the touch of Stella to the lily and coloring the rhinestones. Thanks for the inspiration as always. It's such a pleasure to hop with you - so glad you could join us! xx

  8. lovely card and I really appreciate that you added the color combo you used!! this set from saleabration is definitely one of my favorites!! thanks for sharing your creativity


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Anne Marie