Thursday, February 20, 2020

Favorites - February 2020 Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! We share on the third Thursday of every month with fun projects from all around the world! If you are following the hop, you arrived here from Kim’s blog. Welcome! This month our theme is Favorites"

My projects this month include quite a few of my favorite things: the Under My Umbrella stamp set / punch, the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper, happy colors and of course, sparkle.
If you have ever visited me in the past, you would know that bright and cheery colors make me SO happy! I’ve been obsessed with the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper for this reason. This paper coordinates with 4 different punches and also features some awesome patterns on the opposite side, like those raindrops. That rainbow stripe pattern just makes me smile. I honestly wish I could buy that pattern in a "Costco-sized" pack. This paper is available this month, while supplies last
I decided to create a little “scene” with the stamps and paper. The coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch cuts out the umbrellas and the handle. I “fussy-cut” the boots and the floral image. The cutting may not be “perfect” but once you put the elements together and pop them up on dimensionals, you can hardly notice it. I’ve included a full supply list below, along with the project measurements. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Daffodil Delight Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” 
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, stamp sentiment in bottom right corner using Momento Ink
  • Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (striped pattern)- 1-1/4” x 5-1/8” 
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock - die cut 3” scalloped circle from Layering Circles Dies and punch one heart from Dog Builder Punch
  • Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (raindrop pattern) - die cut 2-7/8” circle from Layering Circles Dies
  • Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (umbrella pattern) - punch one umbrella from paper using Umbrella Builder Punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp one pair of boots and one floral image, color with Stampin’ Blends (colors listed at the end of this post) and cut out using scissors 
  • Add Silver Thread, Baker’s Twine and Wink of Stella (heart, flowers and trim on boots) to accent card 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1” x 5-1/4” 
My coordinating project is a little box that fits a hand cream from Bath and Body Works. This is a really easy box to create. I originally got the idea from Ronda Wade a few years ago. (I’m actually headed to a retreat later today and will have a chance to visit with Ronda, which is super exciting!)  It wasn’t a box specifically designed for these hand creams, but they fit well. I didn’t go crazy with a lot of bells and whistles on the box. I simply popped on a decorated tag and called it good. I fussy cut those little flowers again (*gasp*) and I think they add a fun detail along with that punched umbrella from the DSP. 

Hand Cream Box Measurements and Details: 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock - 6” x 6” 
  • Score one side at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2”, 3-3/4” and 5” 
  • Flip and score at 1-1/4” (this will be the bottom of the box)
  • Trim as shown in the photo below
  • Fold box together and adhere side flap and bottom tabs with Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape
  • At the top of the box, fold it flat, as shown in the photo below, then using a small hole punch, punch two holes and then tie two pieces of baker’s twine in a bow to close the box
  • Whisper White Cardstock - die cut 3-1/8” stitched rectangle from Stitched So Sweetly Dies, stamp sentiment in Momento Ink
  • Whisper White Cardstock - stamp one umbrella handle in Momento Ink and punch using Umbrella Builder Punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock - stamp one floral image, color using Stamping Blends and cut out using scissors
  • Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (striped pattern) - stamp one umbrella image in Momento ink and punch using Umbrella Builder Punch
  • Add Wink of Stella to accent images along with rhinestones for aded sparkle
Here is a peek inside the card. I added a little pop of the DSP along with a floral image colored with Stampin’ Blends allowing plenty of room for a handwritten message to the recipient. 

Thanks for hopping along with the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop! From here, you will head on over to visit Cheryl Taylor. Have fun visiting everyone on the hop! We all hope you enjoy the creative inspiration. Please leave a comment to say hello today so I know you stopped by. Happy Hopping! 

February 2020 Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop:
  1. Rachael Rife
  2. Jo Blackman
  3. Teri Pocock
  4. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
  5. Stephanie Jandrow
  6. Katja Ettig
  7. Tiziana Milano
  8. Kim Quade
  9. Kim Lamos
  10. Anne Marie Hile (you are here!) 
  11. Cheryl Taylor
  12. Heidi Collins
  13. Barbara Welch
  14. Maureen Rauchfuss
Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that 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

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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. LOVE your projects! My umbrella stamp set and punch arrives today!

  2. Very cute projects - just love that umbrella and boots set! Cute use of the box too! TFA

  3. Love your projects Anne Marie! The colours are beautiful ... just right for Spring! xx

  4. Adorable spring projects Anne Marie!!

  5. Super cute box to hold hand cream! Love the bright colors too!

  6. These are so bright and cheery! I love the card and the box!

  7. Super Cute!!! love boxes!!! All these colors just make me smile! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. I love bright and cheery colors too. Love the little box. Thanks for sharing.

  9. These are so cute and the colours just pop, thank you for sharing x

  10. Sweet projects! I haven't purchased the umbrella set yet--it's now on my wish list. Your directions for the lotion holder were easy to follow. Thanks

  11. Super cute projects with this set. I love the colors you used for box and the card

  12. WOW love your projects. I was given the umbrella stamp set at On Stage Live back in November and love that it comes with a matching punch. Thank you for sharing


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Anne Marie