Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - August 2023

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! 

August Theme: “Never Grow Up”

There are SO many different ways to interpret the theme for this hop. I was inspired to create a card for my friend’s sweet daughter. She is about to embark on the journey into middle school in the upcoming school year and she’s just a little (ok, a LOT) nervous about this new endeavor. She is just the most kind and gentle kiddo and I know this is really taking her out of her comfort zone. 

I wanted to make a card for her for the first day of school later this month. We want her to know she has lots of support and encouragement on this new adventure. She also has friends in her corner who are cheering her on every step of the way! We ALL need a cheering section, right? Dave and I will be dropping this off with some back-to-school snacks in a couple weeks on her big day. She adores our dog Gidget Louise, so she’ll be there too! :-)  

*I’ve also shared all of the card measurements below along with a full supply list at the end of this post.
Color Combo
I recently ordered the Everyday Thanks stamp set and the little pencils were PERFECT for this card! Coloring them with Stampin’ Blends really brings those pencils to life, right? I paired them up with sentiments from the By My Side stamp set and went with a bright and happy color combo. I aded some Wink of Stella to the erasers because life is simply better with more sparkle! 

I mixed up the patterns from both the Zany Zoo Designer Series Paper and Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper. I love the notebook pattern and the scalloped pattern reminds me of a chalkboard. So fun with this Back-to-School vibe, right? 

I added some Black & White Gingham Trim and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to “accessorize" and there you have it! 

Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Poppy Parade Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8” 
  • Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper: 2-1/2” x 4-/4” 
  • Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper: 2-1/2” x 4-1/4” 
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: scrap to cut largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap for stamping pencils
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2-1/4” x 3/4’, stamp and heat emboss sentiment in white, trim ends at an angle
  • Basic Black (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White (card interior): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper (card interior): 3/4” x 3-7/8” 

Finally, just a little close-up of the inside of the card! I added the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the By My Side stamp set and left lots of room to write a handwritten note to cheer this little lady on! 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! From here, you will hop on over to Tricia Butt’s blog. Click the button below to check out her beautiful project. 

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!

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Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Such a wonderful and thoughtful card Anne Marie, your friend's daughter is going to be so thrilled at your show of support for a new adventure! xxx

  2. I really like the combination of the DSP with this stamp set (which has been on my Wish List for a while). Such a great card for back to school x

  3. Such a sweet card!!! Perfect for these back to school days! Thanks for the inspiration. x

  4. Those chubby pencils are too cute! This is a fun card, Anne Marie!

  5. I love it! Those papers match perfectly don't they?

  6. Love these bold bright colors! This card is so perfect for this time of year.

  7. The colours are a perfect choice: bold and fun - just what you want in a school and in a friend.


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