Monday, July 13, 2020

July 2020 - Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for July! 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! 
I was super-excited to ink up the new Whale Done stamp set for this hop! So excited, in fact, that I made a bunch of these cards for a card swap, too. The Whale Done stamp set has a coordinating Whale Builder Punch, which works with the stamp set, or you can build your own whale from different colors of cardstock. This suite also includes the gorgeous Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, the Whale of a Time Sequins and the Seabed 3D Embossing folder. This embossing folder is gorgeous and adds so much texture and detail to a card. 

I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for this card below along with a full supply list at the very end of this post. 

Color Combo: 

This stamp set makes it easy to create little underwater scenes and all of the coordinating products just work together beautifully. I wanted to add some ribbon to my card, because I feel like a card just isn’t complete without it. A bow just seemed TOO big and distracting, so I decided to just add a tiny piece of the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon behind the sentiment. I liked the little pop of shimmery detail it added, without being overwhelming. Let’s talk about how fun those sequins are, shall we? Especially that little iridescent seashell. Too cute, right?! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Pretty Peacock Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Just Jade Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Seabed 3D Embossing Folder
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper - 1-1/2” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - die cut a 3” stitched circle (the largest circle) from Stitched Shapes Dies, stamp seagrass (Granny Apple Green ink), fish (Calypso Coral ink) and bubbles (Balmy Blue ink)
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp whale in Pretty Peacock ink, punch out using Whale Builder Punch and accent with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Whisper white Cardstock - die cut a 1-7/8” label from the Hippo and Friends Dies, stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink
  • Add a piece of Pretty Peacock/Old Olive reversible ribbon behind sentiment
  • Add Whale of a Time Sequins to card front using liquid glue
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp a little ocean scene at the bottom of the cardstock
 Finally, a look at the inside of the card. I used the stamps to create an ocean scene at the bottom of the cardstock and left lots of room for a handwritten sentiment.  

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog hop! 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. You are going to love their projects, for sure! From here you will head to visit Rhonda Kleiman, also in the United States. 

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

July 2020 Blog Hop:

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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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. I like the little fish swimming with the whale! This is terrific Anne Marie!

  2. Lovely card Anne Marie! Thanks for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop this month!

  3. I love your card! This is such a fun set.,

  4. Beautiful card with great colour combo Anne Marie!

  5. A whale of a card and sea weed inside too, Anne Marie. Great! Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a sweet card Anne Marie! I love it! :)


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Anne Marie