Wednesday, July 8, 2020

July 2020 Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends! Today, I am SO excited to share my card with you for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are an awesome group of stampers from all over the world who come together on the second Wednesday of every month to share some creative inspiration and smiles from around the globe. We are also so very excited to have both Kylie Bertucci and Bruno Bertucci as guest designers for this month’s hop. We hope you enjoy hopping along with us this month! 

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 today. Welcome!  
This month we are doing something really fun for the hop! Each of us are randomly paired up with a another member of the blog hop and we were to CASE one of their designs. CASE = Copy and Selectively Edit. 

I was SO excited that Mary Deatherage was drawn as my CASE partner. I’ve long-admired Mary’s work, so it really just came down to picking one of her beautiful designs to CASE.
I may have shared before that I love the Beautiful World Suite of products but I struggle a little to put them to use. I love to work with bright and happy colors and although I LOVE this suite, every time I try to work with it, I seem to hit a wall. Mary, on the other hand, has been rocking this suite over on her blog. Every time I see one of her beautiful creations, I am inspired with this set. So, I decided to CASE a card she shared back in May. 

Added bonus: you can’t tell from these photos but this card has a hidden “fancy-fold” element, which makes it extra-special. 


Color Combo: 

Anyone else love a card that is heavy on the layers? I know I’m not alone here. It’s no secret that I love big, chunky cards. Even though they cost a little more to mail, I think they are totally worth it. Mary’s layout had some “tilted” layers  that I really loved. I am one of those people that always puts my layers on straight. It’s a “thing”. Don’t ask, we all have our quirks, right? 

Another thing I made sure to include on this card was dimension. One thing Mary and I have in common is our love for Stampin’ Dimensionals. I popped up the Cinnamon Cider layer, the globe and the sentiment on this card. Because I KNOW Mary will appreciate this, I wasn’t stingy on those dimensionals either. I used 34 dimensionals on this card. (I counted!) I’m not ashamed. I don’t like “saggy bits” on my cards. Haha! 
 Card Measurements and Details:
  • Cinnamon Cider Card Base - 8-1/2″ x 11″, on long side score at 5-1/2”, on short side score at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (map print) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (Misty Moonlight print)  - 3-1/8” x 4-3/8” 
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock - 3-1/8” x 4-3/8”. embossed with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock - die cut 8 of the world dies from the World Map Dies, accent with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, adhere to Cinnamon Cider layer, trim off excess
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp sentiment from Beautiful World Stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink, die cut using Tasteful Labels Dies, then sponge Crumb Cake ink around edges using a Stamping Sponge
  • Adhere ribbons and Antique Corners and slides
  • Inside folds:
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock - 1-7/8” x 5-1/4”, 2 pieces
  • World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper - 1-3/4” x 5-1/8”, 2 pieces
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, stamp sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink, stamp feather off once in Crumb Cake ink, stamp compass in Cinnamon Cider ink
  • World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 3/8 x 5-1/8” 
Here is a peek at the surprise “fancy fold” inside the card. I love this added detail so much. Mary did an amazing job talking about this in her original post, so I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel here. You can get the details about this fold by checking out her video HERE
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added more of that fabulous foiled paper and some stamped images from the Beautiful World stamp set.  

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.
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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! 
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Under My Umbrella Fun Fold for PP498

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Anne is hosting our monthly Theme Challenge.  
Check it out and play along with us!
Oh, how I love a good Fun/Fancy Fold Card! It’s always nice to add a little extra interest to a card with a unique opening or a fun surprise inside. There are so many awesome idea out there for fun/fancy folds. I sure hope you will try one out and play along with us this week! 
For my card, I decided to use the Under My Umbrella stamp set paired with (my new favorite) Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. I can’t stop using this DSP, the mix of colors and patterns are so beautiful. This DSP even makes me like Crushed Curry! If you know me, that’s a BIG deal! Haha! 

 Color Combo:

This post is a little heavy on the photos, but I hope it helps to see how to put the card together. I’ve listed all of the measurements and details below and there is also a full supply list at the very end of this post.
I saw this fancy fold on Pinterest not too long ago and have really been wanting to make it. I have no idea what this fold is called though, so if you know, please leave me a comment. It starts out as a Gatefold Card, and then the added layers make for a fun closure. I originally got inspiration from BJ Peters’ blog although I did change up her measurements on the front layers because I didn’t want as much space between the layers.
As you can see from the photo above, where you adhere the front layers is key to the card opening and closing properly. For the top and bottom layers you only add adhesive to the back of the right side. On the middle layer, you only add adhesive to the back of the left side of the layer. 

For this card, I would definitely use a strong adhesive on these layers like liquid glue or Tear & Tape because you do have to wiggle this card a bit to get it open and closed. You have to tuck the top and bottom layer slightly behind the scalloped circle when closing the card. It’s a pretty tight squeeze, but as long as you are gentle, it will slide in place. You could also make the layers and/or focal image a little smaller if you’d like…it’s up to you. 
 Card Measurements and Details:
  • Calypso Coral Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score on long side at 2-1/8” and 6-3/8” 
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock - 1-3/4” x 4-1/8”, 3 pieces
  • Playing With Pattens Designer Series Paper (brushstroke pattern) - 1-5/8” x 4”, 2 pieces
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (polka dot pattern) - 1-5/8” x 4”, 1 piece
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - scrap to die cut a 3-1/8” scalloped circle from Layering Circles Dies, emboss with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut 2-7/8” stitched circle (largest circle) from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp umbrella and umbrella handle, punch out with Umbrella Builder Punch, color umbrella with Calypso Coral Stampin Blends
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp rain boots and floral images, color with Stampin’ Blends and fussycut
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (polka dot pattern) - scrap to stamp umbrella image and fussy-cut the middle section of umbrella to paper piece over other punched umbrella
  • Color pearls with Stampin Blends, add to flower centers and top of umbrella
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins and Linen Thread
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (polka dot pattern, inside card) - 3/4” x 5-1/4"
Here is a close-up of the stamped detail. I stamped one umbrella on Whisper White Cardstock and colored it with Calypso Coral Stampin Blends. Then I stamped another umbrella on the DSP. I cut out the center of the second umbrella and paper pieced the polka dot pattern for a little added detail. I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the umbrella, the flowers and the boots for some added sparkly detail. I also added a linen thread bow because I felt like it needed a little more texture.
Finally, a peek inside the card. (This is also another good example of how those front layers are adhered to the card.) I added a little strip of DSP, a pair of cute stamped rain boots  and left lots of space to write a handwritten note. 

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

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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 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie 

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