Wednesday, February 10, 2021

February 2021 - Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends! Today, I am SO excited to share my project 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. You will definitely want to visit everyone to see their amazing projects. 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! 
Our theme for the hop this month is “You’ve Got Mail”, specifically with the focus on the INSIDE of the card. Now, if you have visited me before you know I’m a HUGE fan of “keeping the party going" to the inside of the card when I design. Since the focus for this hop was the “inside” of the card, I decided to share a Double Z-Fold card, kind of amped up a bit with lots of extra layers and details. This is truly a card that carries all of the details from the front through the inside. This card was NOT a “quick" card to create, but those REALLY special people in your life deserve a card made with lots of love, right?

*I’ve also shared all of the card measurements below along with a full supply list at the end of this post.
This card has a LOT of added detail, including those “ink splatters”. 
I’ll try to do a video on this technique this week 
Here is the look at the fun fold, in detail. Lots of layers! If that Fine Art Floral DSP is not on your “must buy” list, add it! 
Love the soft colors and pattens in this paper. :) 
I added a lot of extra detail by “flicking” some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint onto the background using a paint brush and then heat embossing the detail with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. 

The floral image was colored and stamped using Stampin’ Write Markers and I also die cut a second image in vellum to place behind the focal image for an added layer. I sponged the vellum on that layer and also the piece of Vellum Doily with Old Olive ink for an added pop of color. I also realized that the little glitter embellishments I used on the card are retired (oops!) but you could easily use rhinestones, pearls or even gold Gilded Gems as a substitution. :)
  • Double Z-Fold Card Measurements and Details: 
    • Poppy Parade Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11” 
    • On the long side, score at 2-3/4” and 5-1/2”  
    • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (inside of card): 5-1/4” x 4" 
    • So Saffron Cardstock (inside of card): 5-3/8” x 4-1/8” 
    • Mossy Meadow Cardstock (middle of card): 2-1/2" x 4”, embossed with Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
    • So Saffron Cardstock (middle of card): 2-5/8” x 4-1/8” 
    • Fine Art Floral DSP  (front of card): 2-1/2” x 4” 
    • So Saffron Cardstock (front of card): 2-5/8” x 4-1/8"
    • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3-1/4” x 9” 
    • On the long side, score at 3” and 6”
    • So Saffron Cardstock: 2-7/8” x 3-1/8” (3 pieces)
    • Whisper White Cardstock: 2-3/4 x 3” (2 pieces)
    • Fine Art Floral DSP  (middle of card): 2-3/4” x 3”
Finally, a closer look inside the card. I sprinkled in some of that Shimmer Paint Embossed detail around the flower. This was a fun card to create and I hope you have some fun putting one together, too. Now let’s get hopping, y’all!! 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! From here, you will hop on over to Brenda Nelson’s blog. Click the button below to check out her beautiful project. 
February 2021 Around the World On Wednesday Blog Hop:

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!
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


  1. Well you have certainly kept this party going Anne Marie. Stunning card!! xx

  2. Such a beautiful card. Fab layout/fold and beautiful composition xx

  3. Such a lovely card, from corner to corner....

  4. This fold is one of my favourites and you've done an AMAZING job of it. It's fabulous from cover to cover. :-)

  5. Gorgeous card Anne! I need to step out of my comfort zone and make more fun fold card. You all have been so creative with the fun folds and pop-ups. So inspiring!

  6. Love all the detail Anne. The shimmer paint adds a lovely touch.

  7. Such a lovely fold for this amazing Suite! The color palette is divine. And the flicking of shimmer paint was an awesome touch. As always, thanks for the inspiration. x

  8. Just gorgeous! Love colour combo, too. I particularly like the white heat embossed sentiment on red cardstock.

  9. Wow, beautiful work! I’m new to you and really appreciate ur efforts!

  10. Love the extra special layers and added touches. It is a really "wow" card!


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Anne Marie