Sunday, November 22, 2020

Daisy Lane for PP518

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely LeAnne is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
As soon as I saw this sketch, I immediately thought it would be a great way to showcase some of that Designer Series Paper that I hoard…um, rather collect. Haha! I started looking though my assortment of papers and stopped on a pack that I haven’t used in a while, the Flowers for Every Season DSP

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post. 

Color Combo: 
This time of year, I am making a LOT Christmas cards, so I wanted to change the pace a little and make a fun and cheery card for a friend who received some good news this week. I mixed up the patterns in the paper and paired them up with the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy Punch. I also added some floral texture in the background using the Ornate Garden 3D Embossing Folder

I decided to add a little sparkly red heart on the center of the daisy and I just love the pop of bright color. I thought the little gold bow played off the sentiment, too. What do you think? At first, this sketch did intimidate me a little bit. But I definitely will be using it again! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Mist Moonlight Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Bumblebee Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder 
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 3-3/8” x 3-3/4” 
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper: Bumblebee Pattern - 1” x 1-1/4” (2 pieces), Just Jade Pattern - 1” x 3/4”, 1” x 2-1/4”, Misty Moonlight Pattern - 1” x 2-1/4”, Floral Pattern - 1” x 2-3/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: scrap to stamp two daisies in Bumblebee ink and punch out using the Medium Daisy Pinch
  • Whisper White Cardstock (sentiment): 3” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and banner punch the right side using the Tailored Tag Punch
  • Real Red Cardstock: scrap to die cut heart from Stitched Be Mine Dies, accent heart with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Gold trim from Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday November 27th, 2020

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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

The current Host Code is: PXH393AY

Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above 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 11 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me. 

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

-Anne Marie

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

November 2020 - Third Thursdays Blog Hop


Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who love to share fun creative ideas. This month, our theme for the hop is Gratitude & Gatherings. 

I’ve listed all of the hoppers toward the end of the post, so make sure you stop by and see what everyone has to share today! 

All of the measurements for my project are listed below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this blog post. 
I was so excited for this challenge as I have some really special thank you cards to make and it was the perfect opportunity to use some of my favorite Fall products: the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. I LOVE this paper! Gorgeous fall colors and pop of metallic foil…swoon! I especially love the elegant look of Mint Macaron paired with copper foil accents. 

I also made this card on my Facebook Live this week, CLICK HERE to watch the video! 

Color Combo: 
For this card, I used a few other products from this Suite, including the Brushed Metallic Cardstock and Basket Weave/Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack. I also added some embossed details to the layers to really play off all of the textures throughout the card. I also snuck in some leafy branches from the Sunflower Dies for some added “foliage”. I use those little branches a LOT because they add just that little bit of extra detail without being too bulky. 

The sentiment and the Mint Macaron leaves are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using copper embossing powder. Guess what? I didn’t remember until I was putting together the supply list for this card that copper embossing powder is RETIRED. However, it is not a difficult product to find out there in the crafty world, so I’m sure you could easily track some down if you don’t have any. You could always use Soft Suede ink as an alternative, too. Easy solution! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Mint Macaron Card Base: 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2” 
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Brushed Metallic Foil (copper): 2 1/2” x 3 7/8”, emboss using Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and cut at an angle to layer over the DSP
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock: 2 1/4” x 1 1/2”, emboss using floral pattern from Greenery Embossing Folder, cut at an angle to layer over the DSP and sponge edges using Soft Suede ink
  • Vellum Cardstock: scrap to die cut three single leafy sprigs and one double leafy sprigs from the Sunflowers Dies
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock: scrap to stamp three of the leafy images in Versamark Ink, heat emboss in copper, then cut the leaves out of the cardstock leaving a slightly border around the outside of the images
  • Whisper White Cardstock: scrap to stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink, heat emboss in copper and then die cut using the 2 3/4” (second largest) oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack and Champagne Rhinestones
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1” x 5 1/4"
Finally a peek inside the card. I added a strip of that gorgeous DSP along with an embossed sentiment and leaf accent. Simple, yet so pretty!  

Thank you for visiting today! Your next stop on the Blog Hop is to visit the lovely Susan Webster, who has a beautiful project to share with you. Click on the button below to head on over to her blog.

November 2020 Third Thursdays Blog Hop: 
Thanks for stopping by! 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

The current Host Code is: PXH393AY

Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above 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 11 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me. 

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

-Anne Marie

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