Sunday, September 25, 2022

Cottage Wreaths for PP610

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Jaydee is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
If you have visited me before, you probably know Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE! They are just a great way to jump start your creativity. I love looking at the card layout then going through my stamps to see what jumps out at me. So many possibilities! Jaydee’s sketch this week is a fabulous one for sure. I know I will be using it again and again!  

*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:
For my card, I decided to use the (new to me) Cottage Wreath Bundle. The Country Wreath Dies have lots of fun little details to create festive wreaths for all seasons along with the coordinating Cottage Wreath stamp set. I didn’t actually use the stamp set on this card, although I had intended to initially. As I was building the wreath, I found that the dies alone got the job done. I needed a little bit of a larger sentiment for this layout and decided on the Go-To Greetings stamp set. This is just a great basic sentiment sent with those most-used greetings in three different fonts. I reach for this set a lot! 

The color combo came about from a piece of home decor I saw on Pinterest, so i decided to create a little “hanging” wreath. I have been playing a LOT with traditional fall colors lately and wanted to create this card with more of a softer "farmhouse chic” vibe. I looked through the colors in the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper and loved the softness of So Saffron. I always love yellow and gray together, so added Gray Granite to the mix. Then I popped in some greens (Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam), Soft Suede for accents and a metallic gold bow for a fancy finishing touch. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Gray Granite Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Garden Green Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-18” 
  • Gray Granite Cardstock: 3” x 4-1/4"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-7/8” x 4-1/8” 
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 3” x 1/2”, emboss with Timber Embossing Folder and punch both ends with Banners Pick A Punch
  • Gray Granite Cardstock: scrap to die cut wreath outline and leaves
  • Garden Green Cardstock: scrap to die cut wreath image
  • So Saffron Cardstock: scrap to die cut leaves
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: scrap to die cut leaves
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock (gold): scrap to die cut bow image
  • Festive Pearls and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1/2” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I had a few left over leaves from the front of the card, so I added them in with a little strip of DSP. I didn’t add a sentiment to leave plenty of room for a handwritten note to say hello to a friend. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 30th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

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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 PDFsent via email, see the sneak peek belowEach 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 for stopping by. Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie


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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Soft Seedlings for PP609

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
Ahh, Clean-and-Simple week, we meet again. Haha! This week always earns me a ride on the "struggle bus"…although I have to admit, I’m getting better. (I think, anyway.) Can you believe in this vast creative wasteland of a stamp studio, I discovered that I don't have ONE scarecrow stamp? I KNOW, I was shocked as well. So leaves it was for this challenge! I don’t mind at all because I just love the changing colors in the Fall season. 

You would never know it is Fall here in south Texas though, we are still holding on strong to those mid-90 degree temps. Anyone with cooler temps looking for a houseguest? I’m a pretty good cook and a lot of fun to craft with…just saying! ;)

*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 the Soft Seedlings stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® July-December Mini Catalog for my card. One of the things I love about the images in this set is that they are considered “Dist-INK-tive” meaning they are meant to stamp in different opacities to create a lot of depth and almost a realistic dimension to the images. 

I used Sponge Daubers and Classic Stampin’ Pads to add ink to the image. This gave me the ability to add lots of depth of color to the images. I started by adding Old Olive to the stems. Then I worked from light to dark when adding shading to the leaves, using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry. I love how it turned out! I also added some stitched detail around the edges with the Stitched with Whimsy Dies for some added interest in lieu of another layer. At the very end, I added a little Crumb Cake ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber. In retrospect, I probably would have left that step off if I made the card again…but it was too late to start over. Hopefully it still works with the Autumn vibe! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Cajun Craze Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”, use Sponge Daubers to ink up images using Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pads. Color stems in with Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. 
  • After stamping on Basic White layer, add the stitched border with the Stitched with Whimsy Dies then add some Cumb Cake ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber. 
  • Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (Crumb Cake)
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”, stamp two images 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I simply stamped a couple of the stamped images inked up with Sponge Daubers. Just add a handwritten note and it’s ready to pop in the mail! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Scarecrows and/or Leaves ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 23rd, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

The current Host Code is: 
7PVWAKX9

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 PDFsent via email, see the sneak peek belowEach 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 for stopping by. Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

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