Elliott’s Awesome Big Sister Zoey!

As you can guess from the title, we have a new member in our family – my great nephew, Elliott Patrick. He is practically perfect in every way! And he has an awesome big sister, Zoey! I made a congratulations card for my niece and her husband, but I wanted Zoey to feel extra special and get a card just for her. I thought the Z behind the unicorn would be a cute detail. It’s difficult to see in the photo, but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the entire unicorn as well. The inside sentiment is “And an Awesome Big Sister!” that I typed up on my computer and printed in Mint Macaron. She’s 2 ½ years old, so it must be all about Miss Zoey!
Awesome Big Sister Zoey
Stamp Set:  Magical Day*
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper*, Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Pack*
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella
Tools:  Magical Mates Framelits*, Large Letters Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Banner Triple Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Heart)*

*Retired Product

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Rooted in Blissful Nature

There are still a few days left for the Buy 3 Get 1 Free promotion on select Designer Series Paper (see list at the end of the post). I just opened my pack of the Nature’s Poem paper and it is so gorgeous! I am thrilled that Blackberry Bliss was brought out of retirement to become a core color – the richness of it pairs perfectly with lighter colors. These double-sided papers are the perfect complement to the Rooted in Nature bundle. What’s super fun about the dies in this are the inclusion of embossing dies. Take a closer look at the die cut leaves on the card. I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot twice – once to cut the outline and a second time with an embossing die for texture. You definitely need the Big Shot Embossing Mats for this card. Wonderful effect! This card is the one I made as my thank you to my club members. I included a card in each of their orders. I always want them to know I’m thankful for them!

Rooted in Blissful Nature

Stamp Set:  Rooted in Nature
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Powder Pink, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Nature’s Poem
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Lovelies:  Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Nature’s Roots Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Mats

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:
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Garden Impressions Day 4

Today is my final day of highlighting the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack. I thought the subtlety of Soft Sea Foam as the background color would help balance the boldness of the Melon Mambo roses. This sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set is the perfect counter-balance of whimsy. As you look back over the past few days, you will notice that all the cards use not only the same Designer Series Paper, but also the same ribbon and I took a mix-and-match approach with the Stitched All Around bundle of stamps and dies as well as the Enjoy Life and Rooted in Nature stamp sets and the Layering Ovals Framelits.  With just a few tools, the options are endless!

If you missed the previous posts, you can see the cards here for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

Garden Impressions Day 4
Stamp Set:  Stitched All Around
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:
B3G1 BannerB3G1 ListLet 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/

Garden Impressions Day 3

Are you in love with the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack yet? The card I’m sharing for Day 3 uses all the same products as yesterday’s card, but with Pacific Point cardstock in place of Soft Sea Foam. I am in love with the font on all the sentiments in the Enjoy Life stamp set and this particular one is simply beautiful.

If you missed the previous posts, you can see the cards here for Day 1 and Day 2.

Garden Impressions Day 3

Stamp Set:  Enjoy Life
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:
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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/

Garden Impressions Day 2

Today’s card shows off the sweet side of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack. The pinks and oranges are positively lovely with the Soft Sea Foam background and pop of boldness with the Shaded Spruce leaves. The font of the sentiment from the Enjoy Life stamp set is flawless with the roses and fits perfectly in the die cut from the Stitched Labels Framelits. Shaded Spruce has easily become my favorite new Core Color shade of green.

If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see Day 1 here.

Garden Impressions Day 2
Stamp Set:  Enjoy Life
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:
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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/

Garden Impressions Day 1

While the month of July is Stampin’ Up!’s buy 3 get 1 free promotion for select Designer Series Paper, I thought it would be the perfect time to show some cards that focus on the bold, bright punch of color in the Garden Impressions stack. I’ll share more in the coming days.

Garden Impressions Day 1
This card makes me smile just looking at it, as it takes me back to my Junior High School days. Back then, I loved to sew and make my own clothes. With the joys of Pinterest, I was actually able to find the exact Butterick pattern that I had. And, with it being the 80’s, you know it was all about mixing and matching bold, bright gorgeous colors just like the ones featured in this card. Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with me!

Butterick PatternStamp Set:  Rooted in Nature
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Pacific Point
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:

B3G1 BannerB3G1 ListLet 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/

Mirror Image Technique with Feathered Friends

One of my Stamp Club members asked for me to teach them the Mirror Image Technique. If you know me, then you know I went on a YouTube viewing frenzy trying to find the best way to create a mirror image of a stamp…and it paid off! After hours of pouring through different technique videos and trying each one out myself, I finally found the one that produces the best image transfer. A huge thank you to France Martin for this video: https://youtu.be/j4uwbKN7TIU

I decided to have my clubbies do the mirror image with the birds from Bella & Friends. The smaller parrot was part of the stamp that includes the dog with the balloon, so I confidently cut the stamp apart so I could have the little bird separate (see the cutting line in my photo below). So much easier! I used to be scared to cut my stamps apart…but now I rarely hesitate.

Bella Stamp Set

I knew I wanted to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack and I wanted summery, fun colors. Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party were super fun together and make a very cheerful all-occasion card. I’m so glad we have Stampin’ Blends in those same colors, too!

Mirror Image Featherd Friends

Tip of the Day: When using a Dynamic Embossing Folder, be sure to use a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly spritz both sides of cardstock with water before running it through the Big Shot. This step will prevent cracking of the cardstock from the deep impression.

Stamp Set:  Bella & Friends
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Faceted Dots
Tools:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stampin’ Spritzer

Give the Mirror Image Technique a try and let me know if you think it’s as easy as I do!

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Missing My Cutie Pie

I was delighted to have my son home for just over 3 weeks between duty stations. I always make him a card to slip into his luggage when it’s time for him to leave. I decided to make a punny card this time and, even though I’m a huge Stampin’ Up fan, Lawn Fawn always has something silly and perfect for each child of mine. I chose to make a 3” x 4” card so I could use a piece of the 6” x 6” Wood Textures DSP to make a coordinating envelope. Try not to chuckle when looking at that little pie’s face!

Cutie Pie
Stamp Set:  Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Crumb Cake
Tools:  Cutie Pie Lawn Cuts, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Envelope Punch Board

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Grapefruit Smiles

The sharpness of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (what a mouthful!) is simply stunning. I love that all the sheets are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. And, as long as you use a light hand, you can sponge or spritz any color you like on it. I decided to keep this one classy and clean with tone-on-tone layering of the delicious 2018-2020 In Color, Grapefruit Grove. The faux bow using coordinating 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect subtle embellishment beside the oval sentiment which is layered onto a scalloped oval in Grapefruit Grove. I popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and also popped up the full base layer with Dimensionals onto the card base. I am in love with this paper, stamp set and color!

Grapefruit Smiles
Stamp Set:  Detailed With Love
Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove
Lovelies:  1/8” Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals 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/

Unicorn Horns & Glitter Bombs

Oh my! Who doesn’t love unicorns? Who doesn’t love glitter? I had made a thank you card for someone a few days ago and she loved it so much, she commissioned a set of 10 note cards using the same unicorn and fun Glimmer Paper. I figured I better package them up in a couple Acetate Card Boxes – gotta keep the glitter contained (just a little)! I was able to fit 5 cards in each box. Super fun! Now we just need to convince Stampin’ Up! to un-retire these products!

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Stamp Set:  Magical Day*
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper*, Glimmer Assortment Pack*
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

*Retired product

Unicorn Horns & Glitter Bombs 2
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/