Wednesday, July 14, 2021

July 2021 - Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends! Today, I am SO excited to share my projects 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’m so happy you stopped by today. Welcome! 

Our theme for the month is “CAS(E) the Designer” and it’s going to be fun! We are focusing on sharing projects inspired by another team member on the blog hop. 

My team member to CAS(E) or "copy and share" is the fabulous Brenda Nelson. You know, THE Stampin’ Up!® Artisan Design Team Member Brenda Nelson? Sure, no pressure there. *gasp* I have to admit, this was a little intimidating but I’m a HUGE fan of Brenda’s work, so I decided to have some fun with it! 

***All of the supplies I used to create these cards are listed at the end of this post. 
Let me tell you, when it came time to select one of Brenda’s projects to CASE, I had a hard time narrowing it down. Brenda has such a distinctive clean design, I love pretty much everything she creates. I finally narrowed down my project to THREE different cards and this is the one that won me over. I LOVE the monochromatic color combo, the clean design and that fabulous ribbon treatment. You can see all of the details on her original card HERE.
Although the monochromatic color combo caught my eye on Brenda’s card, I decided to work with a rainbow of colors on my CASE card. If you have ever visited me before you know that bright and happy colors just make me…well, HAPPY! I also love using up my scraps. Let’s be honest, y’all. You know you have lots of scraps of cardstock and patterned paper in your craft room. This is such a fun layout to showcase some fun colors behind the die cut image. I used 1/4” strips and I just love the awesome pop of color they added to my card! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Daffodil Delight Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” and folded in half
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, die cut star from Stitched Stars Dies
  • Scraps of Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock cut into 1/4” strips (add Wink of Stella for added sparkle)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink and snip both ends at an angle
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4, stamp sentiment in Momento ink and stamp heart in Melon Mambo ink
  •  Scraps of Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock cut into 1/4” strips, add to corners of Basic White Cardstock inside card
Finally a peek inside the card. I used another sentiment from the In Symmetry stamp set along with a little heart image. The 1/4” strips of cardstock in each corner are easy-peasy and really add a fun pop of color to "keep the party going" to the inside of the card.
In keeping with the original elements, I decided to create a second card using the same "scrappy-strip” layout but this time I used a trio of circles from the Layering Circles Dies on the card front. The flowers from the Pierced Blooms Dies were not originally part of the card, but I had an “oopsie” around one of the circles and needed a fix. So, it turned into THIS. It’s a LOT, I know. I really wanted to use the ribbon treatment on Brenda’s original card and this is how it turned out. I almost didn’t share it, but then I decided to anyway. Embrace that creative inspiration because I truly believe that we create from the heart, even if it isn’t perfect every time!  
This card is kind of “extra” but so is the person I’m giving it too. That is totally said with love and an inside joke we have. If you have ever visited a Chipotle restaurant (maybe it’s just here in the US) you know that “guac (-amole) is extra” as far as the price. My friend who I’m sending this card to and I have a little joke “guac is extra, but so are we!” I know this card will bring a big smile and that’s what I was going for. 

I hope you enjoyed these projects today! From here, you will hop on over to Brenda Nelson’s blog. Click the button below to check out her beautiful project! 

July 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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Don’t forget that the Designer Series Paper Sale is also going on right now! Select paper packs from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog are 15% off through August 2nd. You can check out all of the DSP on sale HERE! 

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

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  1. Love your creation and the bright cheery colors!

  2. Beautiful cards Anne Marie and great "oopsie" fix in the last one! xxx

  3. I've had this technique on my to-do list for a few weeks and love the spin you have put on it. Lovely colors!!!

  4. Rainbow star! Fantastic! Love how bright and cheery this card is.

  5. I love these creations! Using strips of paper to create is something I really like, it's a great way to not throw anything away either. Well done !

  6. Very bright and cheerful card and a fitting CASE of Brenda's work... quite a change in pace to your usual layered lovelies!

  7. Love your cards! They're so fun and colorful.


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