Tropical Escape Bundle

I just can’t get enough of the bright, delicious colors in the Tropical Escape Suite:

Blushing Bride Granny Apple Green Shaded Spruce
I decided to go with the same layout as the two Catalog Kick-Off Party cards I showed earlier. You can see those here. Instead of the circle and starburst, I opted to give the Tailored Tag Punch a try and I added a snippet of Granny Apple Green ribbon. Super cute!

Tropical Escape Bundle
Stamp Set:  Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Tropical Escape Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  ½” Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon
Tools:  Tailored Tag Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

 

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Stitched Birthday Pillow Box

Continuing on with using the awesome Stitched Labels Framelits, here’s an adorable, quick and easy pillow box – perfect for holding sweet little treats! The pillow boxes are pre-stamped with the cute polka dot design, which makes them all the more fun to use. They come in a package of 10 and they measure 5” x 3”, so there are endless options.

Stitched Birthday Pillow Box
Stamp Set:  Detailed With Love
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Whisper White,
Specialty Paper:  Kraft Pillow Boxes
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  5/8” Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Tools:  Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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Delightfully Sponged Notecard

Sometimes a quick and easy card is what you need. This one packs just the right amount of “WOW” with the sponging behind the laser-cut specialty paper. I chose 3 new core colors from the Subtles Ink Collection:

Balmy Blue Petal Pink Soft Sea Foam
A stamped sentiment die cut with elements of faux stitching gives it a fancier feel. It was great getting my fingers inky with the sponging and I really enjoyed making this card!

Delightfully Sponged Birthday
Stamp Set:  Special Celebrations
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
Specialty Paper:  Delightfully Detailed
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam
Tools:  Stampin’ Sponges, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Abstract Sunshine

Oh, Goodness! The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is beyond gorgeous! It was created to coordinate with the Abstract Impressions stamp set and Springtime Impressions Thinlits dies. However, it is perfect with so many other stamp sets, too. The Stitched All Around bundle includes a “Sunshine” sentiment and cute circle die cut that I thought would look adorable with the DSP. And I must say, the blues and greens on this particular one make me too happy. I simply HAD to add a panel of the DSP onto the envelope flap as well. And to top it all off, Stampin’ Up! is having a DSP sale for the month of July – buy 3, get 1 free! I’ll have more details for you on July 1st.

Abstract Sunshine

Stamp Set:  Stitched All Around
Cardstock:  Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Garden Impressions DSP
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Lovelies: Blueberry Bushel 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

 

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Tropical Catalog Kick-Off Party Success!

I had an absolute BLAST at my Catalog Kick-Off Party yesterday and I think everyone there enjoyed it, too! I had 13 lovely ladies come and do a make-n-take, check out samples, and enjoy some beyond-delicious Tropical Fruit Salad (see BONUS ROUND below). As soon as I spied the Tropical Escape Suite on pages 120-121 in the Annual Catalog, I just KNEW that was going to be my theme this year. Below are two samples of the cards everyone made. They were able to choose the DSP card layer and DSP square behind the die cut. So much fun!

Tropical Kick Off Party

Stamp Set:  Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools:  Starburst Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

BONUS ROUND!
Here’s the recipe for my delicious Tropical Fruit Salad I served at the party…everyone raved over it!

TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD

11 mandarin oranges, sectioned
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 pineapple, cut into bite-size chunks
5 kiwi, sliced
3 mangoes, cut into bite-size chunks

Citrus Poppy Seed Dressing
1 mandarin orange
1 medium lemon
1 lime
1/4 cup agave
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Zest the orange, lemon and lime with a zester. Add to small bowl. Cut each in half and squeeze the juice into the measuring cup. (You should get about 1/2 cup juice).  Add agave, ginger and poppy seeds to juice mixture and whisk until combined.  Set aside or place in the refrigerator if serving later.

Prepare remaining fruit and place in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top of fruit about 30 minutes before serving. Gently toss to coat.

Serve and enjoy!
Makes about 12 cups

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDF!

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Celebrate Springtime Butterfly with Brusho

Oh how I wish I could photograph properly – the red on this card is positively VIBRANT! With this one, I used watercolor paper and brushed on a layer of water using my Aqua Painter. Then I sprinkled on the Brusho Crystal Colours in Red and brushed the entire piece with even more water. Pure color saturation! The butterfly is from a new set called Springtime Impressions Thinlits. Using the Precision Base Plate with the Big Shot produces perfect cutting every time. I popped it up using the Mini Dimensionals and the “Celebrate” sentiment, which is glued down with Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, is in the Celebrate You Thinlits set. Black Faceted Dots give it that little hint of bling.  Mounted on a Thick Whisper White card base so it can handle the weight of the watercolor paper. Simply striking! You simply must see it in person! Come to my Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 23rd!

Celebrate Springtime Butterfly

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Color Medium: Brushos Crystal Colors
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Celebrate You Thinlits, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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Amazing Dragonflies and Brusho

If you know me, then you know just how much I adore dragonflies. When Stampin’ Up introduced their Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in the 2017 Occasions catalog, I was in heaven! I am so pleased they carried over and are still current. Today’s card features a beautiful Brusho Crystal Colours background and slight hints of sparkle with the new Faceted Dots in black. The “amazing” die from the Celebrate You Thinlits is the perfect font. The dragonflies are popped up using Mini Dimensionals, which are a perfect fit. I mounted the watercolor paper onto a Thick Whisper White card base for extra stability. It’s so much more vibrant in real life…guess you’ll just have to come to my Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 23rd to see it in person!

Amazing Dragonfly Brusho

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Color Medium: Brushos Crystal Colors
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Celebrate You Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/