Wednesday, April 8, 2020

All Things Crafty - Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends! Today, I am SO excited to share with you the very first Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are an awesome group of stampers from all over the world who will be coming to you on the second Wednesday of every month to share some creative inspiration and smiles from around the globe. If this is the first time you are visiting my blog, I’m Anne Marie Hile from San Antonio, TX and I am so happy that you are visiting my blog today. Welcome! 
Our theme for the month is “All Things Crafty” and the specific focus was MUST-HAVES for your creativity. If you have never visited me before, you might not know that I am a fan of ALL things PINK! Any shade. I decided to use a brand new stamp set that will be coming out in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog in June called Ornate Style. This stamp set is available to order NOW as a “preview” and if you are interested, you can find a link to all of the products used on my card at the end of this post. 
Color Combo: 

Back to those Must-Haves. For me, it would have to be any shade of pink, some rhinestones and of course, Wink of Stella for added sparkle. I wanted the floral image to be the focal point for my card, so I added an itty-bitty sentiment from the Bird Ballad stamp set. I know that cards don’t always need a sentiment, but this one just felt “naked” without one. The inside of the card is blank to leave room for a handwritten note. I’ve been sending a lot of cards lately to share some smiles. As much as I love decorating the inside of the card, sometimes, you just need room to write. :) 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Lovely Lipstick Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 3-3/8” x 5-5/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-1/2” x 4-1/2”, stamped with image from Ornate Floral stamp set and colored with Stampin Blends
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp sentiment from Free as a Bird stamp set and die cut using 1-1/4” Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon - Color a 4-1/2” piece and a 10” piece (for the bow) with Basic Black Dark Stampin’ Blends Markers
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”, left blank for a handwritten note
I hope you enjoyed my card! From here, you will hop on over to Brenda Nelson’s blog. Click the button below to check out her awesome project. 
So glad you stopped by today. Please continue to hop along and visit everyone for some awesome creative inspiration. We are all so excited that you are joining us! If you have a chance, please leave a comment below to let me know that you visited. Happy Hopping! 
Anne Marie Hile - US (you are here!)


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: QS6DETGG

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! 
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

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Bonanza Buddies for PP485

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our monthly Theme Challenge. 
 Check it out and play along with us! 
There were so many stamp sets that came to mind for this challenge but I decided to use the Bonanza Buddies stamp set because the little critters are just too cute! I know you probably haven’t seen a lot of koalas running around the zoo wearing party hats, but this little guy is accessorized and ready to share some birthday smiles with his little toucan friend. 
Color Combo: 
One of my challenges I have set for myself is to use more of my Designer Series Paper! I tend to be conservative in using it and end up with SO much of it. Pretty paper is meant to be used not left sitting on a shelf, right? What I love about the Bonanza Buddies Designer Series Paper is how perfectly the patterns work with each other. The other thing that I love about this paper is that you can actually cut the critters out of the DSP using the Bonanza Dies. How is that for EASY? The only stamping on the card is the party hat, the presents and the sentiments. I’ve listed all of the measurements and details below along with a supply list at the end of thee post. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Calypso Coral Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Bonanza Birthday Designer Series Paper (balloon pattern) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Bonanza Birthday Designer Series Paper (yellow confetti pattern) - 1-1/2” x 5-1/8”, trim off the end with the Banner Triple Punch
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - 3-3/8” x 4” 
  • Bonanza Birthday Designer Series Paper (blue polka dot pattern) - 3-1/2” x 3-7/8” 
  • Bonanza Buddies Designer Series Paper - die cut one koala and one toucan from the DSP using the Bonanza Dies
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets - scrap to die cut one 1-3/4” scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scraps to stamp three presents (in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink) and one birthday hat (in Bermuda Bay ink), then fussy cut. Also an additional scrap to stamp the sentiment (in Momento ink) and die cut using a 1-5/8"” circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Bonanza Buddies Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a look inside the card. I just love that sentiment inside the card, don’t you? There you have it, a cheerful birthday card, ready to mail. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 10th, 2020

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 
Ann Schach (off this week)

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: QS6DETGG

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! 
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

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