Monday, January 2, 2023

Positive Inkers Blog Hop - January 2023

Hello Stamping Friends! I’m thrilled to join the Positive Inkers Design Team for our January 2023 Blog Hop. Happy New Year! 

We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the globe who are super-excited to share our love of creativity. I’m so happy you stopped by today! 

If this is the fist time you are visiting, please let me introduce myself. My name is Anne Marie Hile and I live in San Antonio, Texas. Welcome!
Our theme for this month is: Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of the Stampin’ Up!® year! It’s a great time to get “more bang for your buck” while you earn FREE crafty products with a qualifying order. Our blog hop is happening just a few days before Sale-A-Bration officially kicks off, so I hope you enjoy some sneak peeks of the awesome products that can be earned for free starting January 5th! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my projects below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
My card features two of my favorite products in the Sale-A-Bration offering this year. The Adorable Owls stamp set is soooo stinking cute! It is a great set to use with Stampin’ Blends or another coloring medium. Those little wide-eyed owls will surely bring a smile to everyone’s face, don’t you think? This set will be FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. 

I also used the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper which is an awesome MEGA pack of paper in fun colors and prints that can be earned for FREE with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration. 48 sheets of 12” x 12” paper…4 each in 12 double-sided designs. This is probably one of my favorite products in the SAB catalog! You can make SO many projects with this paper pack! 
I decided to create a fun card with some masculine colors, because I ALWAYS need masculine cards for some reason. The stamped owl was easy to color and fussy-cut and I just love the patterns in the DSP. The green in the DSP wasn’t quite Shaded Spruce, nor was it Granny Apple Green. I thought Shaded Spruce mixed better with the tones in the green even if it isn’t an exact match. 
Card Measurements & Details:
  • Balmy Blue Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Exclusive): (2) pieces, 2” x 4-1/2” each
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die-cut the second largest circle in the Stylish Shapes Dies, add some Balmy Blue ink to background with a Blending Brush
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp owl image, color with Stampin’ Blends and fussy-cut
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Memento ink, banner punch right side with Banners Pick A Punch
  • White Baker’s Twine and Classic Matte Dots
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment and owl image in Memento ink, color owl with Stampin’ Blends
  • Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper (card interior): 4” x 1/2” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added another piece of the plaid paper along with another stamped owl / sentiment from the set. These little owls make me smile. You can never go wrong with an owl with a fun birthday hat or bow tie, am I right? 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and that you are as excited as I am for Sale-A-Bration starting on January 5th!  Please stop by to visit everyone on the hop and leave us a comment to say hello. We’d all love to hear from you and so appreciate you stopping by. If you are following the hop, my sweet friend Jo Blackman in the UK is your next destination. 

We are also doing an Instagram hop today and I’d love to have you check it out. If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, you can find me HERE

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - January 2023:

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: EDXS4E2G

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 13 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

Please note: The following products will be available as Sale-A-Bration Rewards starting January 5th, 2023: 
  • Adorable Owls stamp set (#160269) - FREE with $50 order 
  • Dandy Designs DSP (#160836) - FREE with $100 order

Product List

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Anne Marie