Amazingly Sweet Birthday

Oh My Goodness! This card is so sweet, I need to brush my teeth! The Designer Series Paper on this card is from the How Sweet It Is Suite on pages 14-15 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog. This particular striped piece was the complete inspiration for this card. I don’t have the matching stamp set and dies yet, but the stamp set Incredible Like You has a whimsical style that pairs great with the colorful paper.  It is so easy to line up the flower layers for detailed two-step stamping. I can’t wait for you to be able to get your hands on this stamp set and paper…they will both be available on January 3, 2019!

Amazingly Sweet BirthdayIncredible Like You stamp set
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Incredible Like You
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  How Sweet It Is
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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Birthday Happiness

A friend of mine has her Birthday the day after Christmas. Her favorite colors are pastel pink and blue and I wanted to make sure her Birthday card was soft and pretty. I decided to use the November 2018 limited edition Happiness Surrounds stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies. It’s so awesome how they coordinate! My friend let me know she received her card…and thanked me for adding in a cardstock insert to protect the embellishments. The post office destroyed the envelope and paper insert, but thankfully the card itself made it through undamaged! So that is your friendly PSA today. Protect your cards when mailing!
Birthday Happiness
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture on the Pool Party layer. This texture is created using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Today’s card is the third one in a row I’m sharing with you that uses this folder. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth! This close up also shows the effect from the Wink of Stella that I added to the Blushing Bride flowers. So soft and pretty.
Birthday Happiness Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Happiness Surrounds*
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pool Party
Lovelies: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Pool Party Sale-a-Bration Ribbon*, Wink of Stella
Tools:  1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlits Dies*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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Fresh Out, Bro!

As promised, here is the card I slipped in to Marcus’ backpack before he headed back to Virginia. For context, here’s the backstory for you. One of his shipmates says, “Fresh out, bro!” almost every time someone asks him for something. Even if he has that item in his hand, he’ll still say this and not share. Now, all the other shipmates say the same thing to be smarta$$es. This is why I never make him a card ahead of a visit – he always regales me with some kind of story that I can incorporate into a card! Now this endeavor was a little trickier, as I used Word to type up the phrases and had to get the positioning right. It actually only took me two tries. I wasn’t going to attempt to get the “MOM” centered properly on the computer, so I skimmed through all my sets and Thoughtful Banners fit perfectly! This card was meant to be!

Fresh Out, Bro

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Text Ya Later*, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

Sorry it’s been a couple weeks since my last post, but I was lucky enough to have my son home for 10 days for Christmas and I enjoyed all my time with him. I’ll be sharing the card I tucked into his backpack with you tomorrow. It’s pretty darn funny.

I finally inked up the beautiful stamps in the Flowering Desert set last night. I have never lived in a desert region, nor have I ever visited a desert region, but I am always drawn to desert style stamps. There’s something about the loneliness and isolation a desert represents that makes me wistful for quiet and peace. As soon as my eyes gazed upon page 29 in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, I knew this stamp set would be the first one I ordered. Flowering Desert SetThe Soft Suede layer is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. It does just what the name implies – creates a subtle texture that is so pleasing to the eye. This set will be available beginning January 3, 2019 so get your wish list ready!

Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

I am also loving the trio of colors I chose for this card. The Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede are quiet and soft…and then Melon Mambo comes along for an awesome pop of color to brighten everything up!

Mambo Pear Suede

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Flowering Desert
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Lovelies: Glitter Enamel Dots, Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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Epic Retirement

Today we will take a break from the bright, bold flowers of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and instead take a look at the awesome background stamp Crackle Paint in the upcoming Occasions catalog. Isn’t it a great backdrop for this card?  A coworker/friend commissioned a male retirement card and told me the retiree liked guitars. I decided to pull out retired stamp sets for the retirement card. See what I did there? Ha Ha Ha! I am too funny! I also decided to use some retired cardstock, ink, and candy dots, too. Don’t let your retired products get dusty, folks! There’s still life left in them! I just love how this card is truly a mix of old, current and upcoming products.

Epic Retirement
These upcoming Rectangle Stitched Framelits are so versatile and I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of them!

Rectangle Stitched Framelits
These new products will be available beginning January 3, 2019.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Crackle Paint, Epic Celebrations*, Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar*, Lost Lagoon*, Whisper White
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar*, Lost Lagoon*, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Light & Dark Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Neutrals Candy Dots*
Tools:  Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder, Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Products

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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

Happiness Story

Today’s card features a sentiment from a wonderful Sale-a-Bration set called Part of My Story. The sentiments are so heartfelt and perfect for so many people in my life. I can’t wait for you to be able to earn the set for free beginning January 3, 2019

Happiness Story
As promised, this card uses the same trio of colors as Tuesday and yesterday – Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch. I am just loving the juiciness of these yummy colors!

Calypso Pineapple Mambo
And here’s another look at the awesome Rectangle Stitched Framelits!

Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Part of My Story
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  1/8” Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Did you miss the previous cards? Click below to view
Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend
Circular Friends

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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Circular Friends

Here is the card for Day 2 showing off the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and a great new stamp set called Incredible Like You. Don’t forget these items will be available beginning January 3, 2019.

Circular Friends
As promised, this card features the same trio of colors as yesterday – Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch. It’s a super fun card that was created using all punches…so if you don’t have a Big Shot, that’s ok!

Calypso Pineapple Mambo

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Incredible Like You
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  1/8” Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2” Circle Punches, 1 1/8” & 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch

Did you miss yesterday’s card? If so, click here to view Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend

I’ll have another card for you tomorrow using the same colors and DSP!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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