Thursday, March 19, 2020

Spring Has Sprung! - March Third Thursdays Blog Hop

Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month, our theme for the hop is Spring Has Sprung. Everyone on the hop will be featuring awesome projects to inspire your creativity. I’ve listed all of the hoppers toward the end of the post, so make sure you stop by and see what they have to share today! 
My projects feature one of my favorite stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog: Welcome Easter. Those adorable little critters just make me smile! They aren’t just for Easter either, this is a fun stamp set to have to welcome a new baby, for kids birthdays or just to send a smile to a friend. I mean, we all like cute critters, right? 

I made a card and coordinating treat holder to hold some Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. The treat holder comes together so easily because the Kraft Pillow Boxes are already preassembled. Just add some paper, stamped and ribbon and you can dress them up for just about any occasion.
This is also a fun stamp set to color using Stampin’ Blends markers. I colored the little bunny’s fur with the Gray Granite Blends and then accented his little ears, nose and feet with a Light Flirty Flamingo Blend. I then went over those areas with the Color Lifter to lighten the color just a wee bit more so it wasn’t such a “bright” pink. The bunny’s cheeks were colored using the Light Petal Pink Blend. It’s also tough to see in the photos but I also added some Clear Wink of Stella to both of the critter because you can never have too much sparkly detail.  
Don't you love that floral embossed background? It’s brand new and a little sneak peek of something that will be coming in the brand new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog launching in May. The Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder is available to order now for demonstrators and will be available to customers a little early starting on April 1st. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Petal Pink Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Tie a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the embossed Whisper White Cardstock layer
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper - die cut a 2-7/8” x 4-1/8” stitched scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut a 2-1/2” circle using the Layering Circles Dies, stamp image in Momento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends Markers
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-1/4” x 5/8” to stamp sentiment, punch either end with the Banner Triple Punch so the measurement after punching is 3” x 5/8” 
  • Add Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the inside of the bunny’s ear, the bottoms of his feet and the tuft of fur on his chest
  • Add adhesive backed sequins to decorate card

 Pillow Box Details:
  1. Fill Kraft Pillow Box with mini Reese’s eggs, or any treat f your choice
  2. Tie Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around box
  3. Cut a piece of the polka dot pattern from the Bird Ballad DSP 3-3/4” x 1” and trip off ends with the Banner Triple Punch so the measurement after punching is 3-1/2” x 1”
  4. Add adhesive backed sequins to either side of the punched banner
  5. Die cut a 2-1/2”  scalloped circle in Petal Pink Cardstock using Layering Circles Dies
  6. Die cut a 2-3/8” circle in Whisper White Cardstock using Layering Circles Dies
  7. Stamp image in Momento Ink and color using Stampin’ Blends
  8. Add Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the image for added sparkle
  9. Adhere stamped circle to scalloped circle using SNAIL / liquid glue
  10. Adhere scalloped circle to the punched banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  11. Adhere banner to pillow box using Stampin’ Dimensionals
Finally a peek inside the card. I kept things pretty simple with a strip of DSP and a little stamped image in the corner. There is plenty of space to write a handwritten note. 

Thank you for visiting today! Your next stop on the Blog Hop is to visit Kimberley Morris, if you haven’t hoped along to see everyone yet. Click on the button below to head on over to her blog.

March 2020 Third Thursdays Blog Hop: 

Anne Marie Hile (you are here)

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

This month’s Host Code is: ZPJ94S46

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 PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month’s tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 

PS: It’s also Sale-A-Bration, y’all! So for every $50 you spend, you will also get 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 

FYI: The Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder is not listed below and will be available to order starting April 1st. 

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  1. Your cards really do make me ready for Spring!

  2. Wonderful projects Anne Marie! I like the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder background on the bunny card. Thank you for Sharing.

  3. I didn't get this stamp set because I wasn't totally sold on the chubby animals, but your projects are so adorable! And, now I want chocolate peanut butter eggs, too. *sigh* Thanks for sharing :-D

  4. Oh my goodness! This is a double dose of SWEET!

  5. Love all the polka dots... reminds me of Dotted Swiss dresses, eyelet lace and patent shoes from past Easters! Such cute projects! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  6. Such sweet projects! Perfect for Spring. Thanks for the inspiration.


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Anne Marie