Sunday, May 22, 2022

Happiness Abounds for PP592

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
Sketch Challenge week is always my favorite! Sketches are like a “blueprint” for a card layout and it’s always so fun to see all of the different cards that everyone comes up with. As usual, LeAnne created a fun layout and I know I’ll be using this one again in the future! 

*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:

Right now, I’m smitten withe the new Happiness Abounds stamp set and coordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies in the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog! Such beautiful floral images and an array of sentiments perfect for so many different occasions. The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper in this suite is absolutely gorgeous, too. The dies actually cut out many of the images in the DSP too, which is what I used for my card. I just love how the flowers and leaves are shaded so beautifully. I also added a soft watercolor pattern of the DSP to part of the background for a little more detail and I just love how it looks. 

I also added a trio of the new Glossy Dots Assortment and some Basic White Crinkled Seam Binding for a little more detail. The Glossy Dots come in an awesome variety of colors: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party & Gorgeous Grape. Don’t ask me why, but I have somehow accumulated three packs (!!!) of those dots in my stamp studio, so I have a feeling you’ll be seeing them frequently. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Melon Mambo Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 2-3/4” 
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1-1/4”, stamp seytiemnt in Early Espresso ink and add some Flirty Flamingo ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber
  • Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper: die cut the flowers and leaves from the paper using the Blossoming Happiness Dies 
  • Basic White Crinkled Seam Binding & Glossy Dots Assortment
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3-7/8” x 3/4"
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I stamped a coordinating sentiment along with two leafy images in Early Espresso ink. Then I colored the leaves in with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and added a little strip of DSP to bring some more color inside the card. Looking at it a little closer, I don’t think I stamped the sentiment exactly in the center…but that’s ok. It just leaves a little more room on the top left to add the recipients name. Yeah, that’s it *wink, wink*! Haha! Those little imperfections just make a handmade card more special, right?  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun         Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 27th, 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: 
BSNGTEU9

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 for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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Friday, May 20, 2022

He’s All That for Facebook Live

Hello everyone! For my Facebook Live video today, I shared a fun masculine card using the He’s All That stamp set and coordinating All That Dies from the new 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. Today was “On the Fly Friday”, I didn’t really have a project planned for Facebook Live and it was fun to simply create as I went.

Please join me over on on my *Stampin’ Anne Facebook Page*, where I do Live videos sharing fun Stampin’ Up!® projects. My set time for Facebook Live is Friday at 4:00pm CST, and occasionally I like to share additional Live videos when I’m able. Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” my Facebook Page so you get the notifications. If you can’t make it Live, you can always watch the replay. 

You can catch the replay over on my YouTube Channel, as well. Be sure to subscribe while you are there! Click on the video below to watch the replay for today’s card: 

Color Combo:
I just love this suite of products to create awesome masculine cards! I did struggle a little with the placement of the twine in the video but was able to make it work after I fidgeted with it for a while after the Live. I also decided to go back and heat emboss the sentiment and sponge some ink around the edges of the circle to add a little more depth. It’s a little detail but it adds a lot to the card! 
Card Measurements & Details:
  • Basic Black Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2-1/8” x 4-3/8” 
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (tie & glasses pattern): 2” x 4-1/4” 
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (black/brown check pattern): 4” x 1-1/4”, punch or cut a banner on the right side
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to die cut a scalloped circle (All That Dies)
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die cut circle (Layering Circles Dies), heat emboss sentiment and sponge Sahara Sand ink around the edges
  • Crumb Cake Twine and Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Here’s a peek inside the card! I added in the Father’s Day sentiment from the stamp set along with a little pop of the DSP to coordinate with the front of the card. 

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: 
BSNGTEU9

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 for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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