Monday, March 1, 2021

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - March 2021


Hello there and Happy March! I’m thrilled to be blog hopping today with the Positive Inkers Global Design TeamWe 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 the great state of Texas in the United States. Welcome! 
Our theme this month is to feature the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog and NEW products. If you watched my Facebook Live video on Friday, you know that I was trying to create with ALL of the leftover “bits” on my desk. I think this is something we all face from time to time, as crafters. All of those elements that were intended to make their way onto projects, but didn’t quite make the cut for one reason or another. I had a bunch of flowers from the In Bloom Bundle cut out as a result of this, so I just decided to put on my creative hat for this hop and put those bits to work. I just love how these flowers came together with a little help from the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper for a “pretty in purple, with a pop of blue” card. 

*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.
I paired up the In Bloom Bundle with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper along with the gorgeous Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate. So perfect to add a pop of shine! I also added some Wink of Stella to the small flowers for aded sparkle and the centers of the larger flowers were covered with a coat of Shimmery Crystal Effects for added sparkle and shine.  
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock - cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” , scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock  - cut to 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Purple Posy Cardstock  - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper- 5-1/8” x 3” 
  • Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate: die cut a 3-1/2” scalloped rectangle from the Stitched SO Sweetly Dies
  • Purple Posy Cardstock: scraps to die cut leaves and flower “centers”, accent flower “centers” with Shimmery Crystal Effects and allow time to dry before adhering to card. 
  • Highland Heather Cardstock - scraps to die cut two flowers
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock - scraps to die cut flowers, accent with Wink of Stella and add pearls
  • Basic White Cardstock  (inside card)  - 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Ice Cream Shop Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is a little peek inside the card. A few more stamped flowers, some DSP and a fun birthday sentiment. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! From here you will continue the blog hop to visit Jo Blackman in the UK. Click HERE to head over to her blog. Please stop by to visit everyone on the hop and leave a a comment to say hello. We’d all love to hear from you and so appreciate you stopping by. Hope you enjoy all of the beautiful projects everyone shared today! 

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - March 2021:

Sandy McCullough – Canada 

 Maheswari Raja-Guru – Australia

Elly Rijnvis – Netherlands

Kate Bolt – UK

Karen Bird-Day – USA

Anne Marie Hile – USA

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

The current Host Code is: W2ZUFQHP

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

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream for PP530

Happy Sunday! 
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always fabulous Ann is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.
It’s so great to be back after a taking last week off from The Paper Players. We had a crazy winter storm here in Texas starting February 14th that brought snow, freezing temps along with lengthy power and water outages. We lost power for about 4 days and everything was a still a bit unsettled last weekend. I’m mostly caught up and things are finally back to “normal” here again, although I’m worried many of the trees in our yard will not bounce back. :( 
I’ve mentioned before that Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE! To get started, I look at the layout then I look through my stamp sets and one or two usually jump out at me. I needed a birthday card and the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating Ice Cream Builder Punch were perfect for this sketch! Why not "Treat Yourself” to a triple scoop to celebrate your special day, right? 

*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.
I really wanted to add some extra pattern to the card to play off the sprinkles on the ice cream. (Side Note: I REALLY wish we had a polka dot embossing folder.) Then I remembered the Pattern Party Decorative Masks! They are essentially stencils that add a fun pop of pattern using ink, embossing paste and even shimmer paint. I need to remember to use them more often! There are four different patterns in this set and my favorite has to be these playful polka dots. I used one of the new Blending Brushes to add some ink and then embossed the cardstock for a little pop of texture. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Pool Party Cardstock - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Petal Pink Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, add polka dots using Blending Brushes / Petal Pink ink and emboss using Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Ice Cream Shop Designer Series Paper - 3” x 4-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock - scraps for stamping and punching ice cream cone and scoops
  • Ice Cream Scoop Colors: Purple Posy scoop / Blackberry Bliss sprinkles, Pool Party scoop / Bermuda Bay sprinkles and Petal Pink scoop / Terracotta Tile sprinkles (Note: if you don’t have Purple Posy ink (as it is currently unavailable) - use either a Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker or Highland Heather ink stamped-off once as an alternative)
  • Ice Cream Cones - stamp solid image in Cinnamon Cider Ink stamped-off once, then stamp the waffle cone detail in Cinnamon Cider Ink full-strength
  • Basic White Cardstock - scrap to stamp sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and die cut using frame from Hippo & Friends Dies
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and Champagne Rhinestones
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiments in Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Ice Cream Shop Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 4” x 1/2” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I simply added another strip of DSP and stamped some fun polka dots and a coordinating sentiment. I love, love, LOVE the font in this stamp set. Such a fun and happy card to celebrate a birthday! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday March 5th, 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 
 
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

The current Host Code is: W2ZUFQHP

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


Product List