Sunday, September 19, 2021

Gorgeous Leaves for PP559

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire is hosting a Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge.
If you have visited me before, you know that Clean-and-Simple week is always a challenge for me. For this “Fall Fun” challenge I was determined to get it right. I decided to use the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set along with the Intricate Leaves Dies to create my card. I also decided to use the Welcoming Woods stamp set for the sentiment because I just love the beautiful mix of fonts. Both stamp sets and the dies are available in the Stampin’ Up!® August - December Mini Catalog.   

*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:
I decided to use an all white background for my card to really help make the leaves the star of the show. I started with a Thick Basic White card base, then added one more layer of Basic white with some texture using the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder. I felt like the texture really worked with the leaves but still kept the overall design clean. I added a popped-up die cut rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies as the background for the leaves. I just love how the dotted border adds subtle detail. These dies have quickly become one of my favorite sets! 

To add depth of color on the leaves, I started by inking up the entire leaf image in Bumblebee ink. Then, using Sponge Daubers, I added in some Pumpkin Pie ink just around the center of the leaves, then some Cajun Craze ink around the outer edges of the image. It added a nice gradient in color which made the leaves look a little more realistic.  

Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Thick Basic White Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, embossed using the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment from the Welcoming Woods Stamp set in Soft Suede ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp and die cut three leaves using the Gorgeous eaves Bundle
  • Champagne Rhinestones and Simply Elegant Trim
I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and Simple (CAS) “Fall Fun" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 24th, 2021

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: 
7
F3QM7CS

Sale-A-Bration is going on right now through September 30th, 2021 and you can earn free products for every $50 and $100 you order (before tax and shipping). 

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! 
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.

I also want to remind you about the Maker’s Mojo Creative Escape coming up on October 2nd. This is an all day virtual event loaded with creative inspiration and I’d love to have you join us. You can get all of the details about the event HERE. Early-registration is going on now through 9/22 and the final day to register is 9/30. 

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

-Anne Marie

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

October Maker’s Mojo Creative Escape


The Maker’s Mojo Creative Team is pleased to present our latest event and collaboration! We’re so excited to help you find your creative mojo through multiple stamping presentations on World Card Making Day (WCMD)! Whether you create on your own or teach others, you are sure to find inspiration.

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The Maker’s Mojo Team for the October 2021 event includes five successful Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, Melissa Kerman, Wendy Lee, Audra Monk, Anne Marie Hile, and Gloria Plunkett. As a group, we have about 70 years of combined Stampin’ Up! experience! The team includes demonstrators with OnStage Event presentation experience and Incentive Trip Achievers!

We established the Maker’s Mojo Team in an effort to support and provide creative inspiration to our team members and customers. Join us for this exclusive creative escape event. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you, help inspire your creative mojo, and provide a bit of “paper magic” too!

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Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Time: 11 am to 10 pm ET
  • Place: Private Facebook Group
  • Fee: $45
  • Fee for Qualifying* Team Members: $10

 

What is Included:

  • 10 Stamping presentations
  • Written tutorials for projects
  • Links to event videos with unlimited viewing
  • Private Facebook Group with unlimited access
  • Opportunities to share your own creativity
  • Prize Drawings!
  • Multiple BINGO Games with Prizes!
  • Basic Project Details* will be provided in advance for those that would like to try to Stamp-A-Long!

In Honor of World Card Making Day (WCMD)!

New Event Feature:

In recognition of World Card Making Day, and to get you stamping on or soon after this event, we’ll be trying something new!

A few days prior to this event, we’ll be providing one consolidated PDF with basic details for the primary project in each of our presentations. Alternative project photos will NOT be included so there will still be some surprises for you during the event.

This consolidated PDF with Basic Project Details* will include:

  • One photo for each presentation
  • Dimensions for that project
  • A Basic Supply List

We want to give you enough details so you can prepare to stamp during the event if you want to. It is World Card Making Day after all!

Disclaimer: This event is NOT technically a Stamp-A-Long style event! Presentations will be designed to teach the beyond-the-obvious details for making each project. If you have ALL your pieces cut and prepped ahead of time, like to make projects exactly as designed, and are a fast stamper, you may be able to keep up. If not, you’ll likely be finishing your projects after the live presentations.

What you need to know:

  • This is an online event that will take place in a private Facebook Group.
  • You’ll be provided with a link to join the event Facebook Group about two weeks before the live event. This link will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered.
  • A schedule for the live presentations will be provided in the Facebook group.
  • Project tutorials will include photos, dimensions (in inches), graphics as needed, and links to the corresponding video for easy access.
  • If you can’t participate live in any presentations, you will be able to view the content in the Facebook group.
  • You’ll also receive links to the complete tutorials and videos about a week after the event by email. If you do not use Facebook this is a great way to participate in this event.
Do you still have questions? See additional Q&A HERE


Registration Details:

Register by September 30, 2021

Please Note: Each presenter has their own unique registration link and I’d appreciate it if you’d register with me.

Sign up soon for the Maker’s Mojo Creative Escape so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

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The Maker’s Mojo Team is so excited to stamp and share with you at at our delivering paper magic event! If you have any questions, please email me at: annemariehile@gmail.com 

See you at the event!

Would you like to attend this event for just $10?

My awesome Demonstrator Team “The Sunshine Squad" has the opportunity to earn this event and pay $10 instead of $45! See qualifying details HERE.

If your wish list is over $99, you may want to purchase the customizable starter kit and JOIN MY TEAM. Need more information? Click HERE for additional details on joining my team or email me at annemariehile@gmail.com.



Sunday, September 12, 2021

September 2021 - Stamping Sunday Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends! Today, I’m super-excited to share the September 2021 Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This hop is hosted by Sara Levin and we share on the second Sunday of every month. Our theme for the month is “Celebrate”.
For my projects, I decided to celebrate the holiday season, a little early. I am absolutely smitten with the Whimsy & Wonder Suite of products in the Stampin’ Up!® August - December Mini Catalog. This suite features the Whimsical Trees stamp set, Christmas Trees Dies, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wonderful Snowflakes accents and Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon. As soon as I saw the catalog, the non-traditional holiday colors immediately drew me to this suite and it was first on my list to purchase. Today, I have a fun card and coordinating treat holder to share with you. 

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.
My card is actually not a full card base. I don’t know if it’s technically a fun fold, but more of a "peek-a-boo fold" which I’m really enjoying creating right now. It’s a great way to showcase different paper patterns on your card. I don’t know about you, but I have quite the supply of patterned paper in my craft studio. This is a great layout to showcase coordinating patterns because pretty paper needs to be shared, not stashed away. I have to keep reminding myself of that! :)  
This trio of trees just makes me smile, especially with all of that pretty pink and sparkly detail. It’s tough to see in the photos, but I added some Wink of Stella to accent the larger tree, which gives a fun “snowy” look. I also used one of my favorite products that you can earn for FREE right now (with a qualifying order through September 30th) during Sale-A-Bration. The Be Dazzling Specialty Paper is so much fun! I affectionately call it the “disco ball paper” and it adds such a fun detail. That tiny tree really packs a pop of sparkly goodness and it looks great with the iridescent detail in the patterned paper. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Blushing Bride Card Base: 5-1/2” x 7”, scored at 4-1/4 
  • Basic White Cardstock (front of card): 2-1/2” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP (snowflake pattern, front of card): 2-3/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment and tree in Blushing Bride ink 
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP (stripe pattern, inside card): 1-3/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut one 2-1/2” x 3-3/4” rectangle from Scallop Contour Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3/4” x 3/4”, stamp sentiment in Blushing Bride ink
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock and Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (Sale-A-Bration): die cut trees 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp and die cut tree
  • Wonderful Snowflakes: cut one in half and adhere behind scalloped rectangle
  • Blushing Bride Frayed Ribbon and Basic Pearls 
Here’s the coordinating Ghirardelli chocolate treat holder! This little matchbook-style box holds two chocolate squares and is really easy to put together. I created this box last year for a class and have made them a lot for little gifts throughout the year. The box is tied closed with a piece of silver trim. I taped the trim down on the front flap of the treat holder and added the decorative layer over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Wonderful Snowflakes are so beautiful and really add a fun detail to the card. Fun Fact: the center of the snowflake is the EXACT size of a Stampin’ Dimensional, which makes them really easy to adhere.

I love these little chocolate squares and they come in a variety of flavors. For this box, I used dark chocolate raspberry and white chocolate sugar cookie. The colors aren’t a perfect match but I think they still coordinate and look pretty. I really don’t think anyone mind when those yummy treats are involved! 
Ghirardelli Chocolate Treat Holder Measurements and Details: 
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock: 10” x 3” 
  • On the long side, score at 3-1/4” 6-1/2” and 7-1/4” 
  • Die cut a 2-1/2” x 1-1/8” Stitched Rectangle from the Blushing Bride cardstock, leaving a 1/4” strip of cardstock between the die cut rectangle and the edge. (see photo below)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 3”  
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP: 2-5/8” x 2-7/8” 
  • Wonderful Snowflakes, Pearl Basic Gems and Silver Trim 
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside box): 2-7/8” x 1-1/8”, stamp sentiment and tree in Blushing Bride ink
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares
I hope you enjoyed these projects today! Please continue along on the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop to check out more awesome creative inspiration. 

Stamping Sunday - September 2021 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

The current Host Code is: 
7
F3QM7CS

Sale-A-Bration is going on right now through September 30th, 2021 and you can earn free products for every $50 and $100 you order (before tax and shipping). 

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! 
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

Please note: the following product is not available for purchase but can be earned for FREE with a minimum $50 order (pre-tax & shipping) through September 30, 2021: 
  • #156629 Be Dazzling Specialty Paper
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