Wednesday, March 10, 2021

March 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 month is “3-D Projects” so it’s going to be a fun hop for sure! I love getting new ideas for treat boxes and gift ideas. Pretty packaging makes ALL the difference. I had some fun with an idea using the Shark Frenzy stamp set and coordinating Shark Dies from the January - June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. I just received them this weekend and couldn’t wait to break them in. That was the inspiration for my projects, I hope you enjoy them! 

Here is a link to my Facebook Live video for more info on putting these projects together:

*I’ve also shared all of the project measurements below along with a full supply list at the end of this post.
Color Combo: 
This cute box holds a 6” x 8” Cellophane Bag filled with Goldfish Crackers. Pretty cute, right? I had fun building this little scene using the Well Suited Designer Series Paper to guide my color combo. I just loved the plaid with the little bow tie on the shark. There is a lot of Wink of Stella Detail on the shark, the tie, the waves and the fish, that’s tough to see in the photos. It really stands out, in person, though. 

I used the sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set, which is always a “go-to” set for so many occasions. The image has some extra detail but I simple cut out the sentiment and snipped a little banner end to make it fit on the treat bag. it was so perfect with the sassy look on the shark’s face, don’t you think?  
Box Measurements and Details: 
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock: 9” x 5-1/2” 
  • On long side, score at 1/2”, 1-1/2”, 4-3/4” and 5-3/4” 
  • On short side, score at 1” 
  • Well Suited Designer Series Paper: 3-1/8” x 4-3/8”, adhere to box as shown in photo, then die cut a a circle using a 2-1/4” circle from Layering Circles Dies
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock: die cut 2-1/2” circle from Stitched Circle Dies, then die cut 2-1/4” circle from Layering Circles Dies to create stitched “frame”.
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock: die cut a trio of fish and stamp/die cut a bow tie, accent with Wink of Stella
  • Pacific Point Cardstock: die cut waves and accent with Wink of Stella for sparkle
  • Vellum Cardstock: die cut three leafy sprigs
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp / die cut shark and a 1-1/2“ x 1” piece to stamp sentiment and banner cut left side
  • Window Sheet: 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”, adhere to inside of box (You could also skip this step, since the cellophane bag protects the treats, but I already stuck it down, so I just went with it!) 
  • Fill 6” x 8” Cellophane with Goldfish Crackers. I used the pizza flavored Goldfish because they matched the colors of the projects and tied the bag closed with white ribbon from Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
I decided to make a coordinating note card because you can’t give a little gift withOUT a card, right? After I die cut the circle from the treat box, I didn’t want to waste the plaid circle, so I just worked it into a coordinating card. I used the same elements as the box with the waves, leafy sprigs and the trio of fish. But I decided the smaller shark fit better on the layered circle. Look at that itty-bitty hat he’s wearing. Eek!! I love that there is a die for that! Sassy sharks are even more fun when they accessorize their look. :)  

I decided to use the Basic White Note Cards and Envelopes for the card. I always seem to forget about these. They are a little smaller than a standard card, but they pair perfectly with little treat boxes to write a handwritten note. I used another sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set because it fit perfectly on the card. Did I mention how much I use that set? 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Basic White Notecards and Envelopes: card measures 7” x 5”, scored at 3-1/2” 
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock: 3-1/4” x 4-3/4”, stamp “bubbles” for fish and emboss using Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Pacific Point Cardstock: die cut waves and add Wink of Stella for sparkle
  • Vellum Cardstock: die cut two leafy sprigs
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock: die cut one 2-1/2” circle from Stitched Shapes Dies and a trio of fish from Shark Dies, accent fish with Wink of Stella
  • Well Suited Designer Series Paper: use the 2-1/4” circle you die cut from the treat box
  • Basic White Cardstock: stamp and die cut shark (accent with Wink of Stella) and stamp sentiment on piece measuring 1” x 1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: die cut hat for shark
  • Navy Baker’s Twine from Well Suited Twine Combo Pack
I hope you enjoyed my projects today! From here, you will hop on over to Brenda Nelson’s blog. Click the button below to check out her beautiful project. 

March 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!
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

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  1. What a cute set! and thank you for sharing the instruction for the box.

  2. I am a fan! I like this duo card + matching box (I like the assortments I assume perfectly). It's happy and fun! Thank you for sharing ! xx


  4. Anne Marie, this is a fabulous project. I like the colour combination - Cajun Craze works so well with the blues. The window box is fab and that you upscaled the cut out circle into a card is great.

  5. Anne Marie, that's super cute!!! Love the colors and the little goldfish swimming around the outside too. The sentiment is perfect!

  6. Too cute! Love it and the goldfish are just the perfect treat

  7. These are just too cute, Anne Marie!!! LOL - the sentiment has me in stitches as it's perfect for that shark and the goldfish! Love the colors that you chose, too. These would make such adorable party favors for classrooms and birthday parties!!! Thanks for the inspiration. x


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