Lasting Sympathy in Heather

The more I use the Floral Romance suite on pages 10-11 in the Occasions catalog, the more I adore it. It was made for Stampin’ Blends. I decided to use Vellum cardstock for the backdrop and wanted it to have a little texture, so I ran it through the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder both directions – once vertically, then horizontally. I really like the aged look it gives. I’ll have another to show you tomorrow in a different color scheme.
lasting sympathy in grape
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Romance, Lasting Lily
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum, Whisper White
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stitched Labels Framelits, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, 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!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

JOS Color Challenge

I have spoken previously about a fun Facebook group I belong to – The Joy of Sets. Fiona, the administrator, conducted polls for everyone to vote on their favorite colors in each Stampin’ Up color family. After the results, she challenged everyone to make a card using all 5 colors. Here were the top 5:

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It’s super cold here in Southwest Michigan right now and I have basically been hibernating under my blankie on the couch, watching too much TV. Hunter said she wanted to take on the challenge, so she got me off the couch and into the stamping room. Once I started, I really enjoyed spending some stamping time with her. I decided to ink up two new sets from the 2019 Occasions catalog – Bloom by Bloom and Itty Bitty Birthdays. You can never have too many flower or Birthday stamps. I die cut an oval out of some scrap paper and used that as my mask. I had planned on using my new Shimmery Embossing Paste I received today, but it was frozen. Seriously. Sponging was the next best idea, which I did using Pool Party. Then I spritzed on some Lemon Lime Twist. The card came together pretty fast after that and I can’t believe how easy it was to put these 5 colors together. Fun!

jos color challenge
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Bloom by Bloom, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Spritzer, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, 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!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Extreme Holographic Shiny Paper

Let me preface this by telling you, if you didn’t already know, that I am all about anything holographic. Well, let’s talk about these Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets.  Holy Holosexual! They are beyond extreme when they are run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder! I thought yesterday’s card with Lovely Lipstick was beautiful (you can see that card here)…well, this makes me squeal!

extreme holographic shiny paper trio
Here’s a close-up of all the holographic awesomeness!
extreme holographic shiny paper
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Calls For a Celebration
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Black Mini Sequin Trim
Tools:  Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Don’t forget the gorgeous Foil Sheets come in a package that includes 4 sheets each of both Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove. What’s even better is that you can get it free with any $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, 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/

In Celebration of Shiny Paper

A few winters back, as I would drive Hunter to school in the mornings, there was a silly commercial we would hear every day. I’m pretty sure it was for a heating and air conditioning business, but what we DO remember vividly is the part of the commercial where they talked about things at Christmastime…including, and I quote, “shiny paper”.  Oh my, did we ever make fun of that! We’d say “shiny paper” in the whiniest of voices. It was hilarious! As soon as I spied the Foil Sheets in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, that instantly popped into my head! What a great memory. So, in celebration of “shiny paper”, I thought it would be fun to run it through my new Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder. Wow! The paper is pretty as it is, but when you add the dimension of dry embossing, it is on a whole new gorgeous level! It comes in a package that includes 4 sheets each of both Lovely Lipstick (shown here) and Grapefruit Grove. What’s even better is that you can get it free with any $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

in celebration of shiny paper
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Calls For a Celebration
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Silver Mini Sequin Trim
Tools:  Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, 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/

Romantic Vellum & Blends

The Floral Romance suite on pages 10-11 of the Occasions Catalog includes the most beautiful Specialty Designer Series Paper. I have wonderful memories of cards my mother used to give me for my Birthdays and other special holidays. She knew I loved the crinkly sound of vellum and the softness of the paper. I still have some packed away in memory boxes. I just had to get this DSP. I also love the rustic, romantic look of the Floral Romance Seals and the crispness of the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder. These were the three items I pre-ordered back in December. It took a little time for me to warm up to the stamps and dies. But the internet always rescues – so many samples to Pin! I just got the stamps and dies this week and kicked myself for not getting the coordinating Petal Pink/Whisper White ribbon and Frosted Flower embellishments. Have no fear, though, because those are set to arrive this Wednesday! I learned long ago that I need to get all the pieces of coordinating suites. Now I need to learn to get everything at the same time. Be sure to take another look at this nostalgic suite and don’t let it slip by you!

romantic vellum & blends
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Wonderful Romance
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Designer Series Paper:  Floral Romance Specialty
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Mats

Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is going strong – purchase the Wonderful Romance Bundle of stamps and dies and get 10% off the price PLUS your choice of a free SAB item with $50+purchase. If you purchase the entire suite, you can earn TWO $50+ items or one item at the $100+ level!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, 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/

Best Blue Birds Blends for an Anniversary

A friend asked me to make a card for her parents’ anniversary. She told me they liked birds and the color blue. As soon as she said that, I knew I’d be using the Best Birds stamp set and matching Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies. I just love using Stampin’ Blends with the bird images because they really make me feel like an artist. So easy to use and a beautiful blended effect. I decided to add some Wink of Stella to the birds, but I’m not sure you can see it. I used the Mango Melody Dark Blends marker on some small pearls for the flower centers. Everything is die cut out and glued down, with the birds adhered with Dimensionals for a little pop. I am very pleased with this card.

best blue birds blends for an anniversary

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Ink: Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, 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/

Sweet Cupcake Easel Card for the JOS Hop

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It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and I’m betting you’ve hopped over here from Andrea Parr. If not, then let me tell you that this month’s theme is to make an Easel Card with something you’ve received free. I’ve chosen a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Hello Cupcake. It is just darling. I wanted to keep with the #simplestamping theme that Stampin’ Up is promoting, so I chose to keep the embellishments to one item…sequins! I am in love with the adhesive-backed sequins. So easy – just peel off the backing and pop those little iridescent lovelies all over! Be sure to head on over to Maria Vanderform’s blog post next!

sweet cupcake easel card

Stamp Set:  Hello Cupcake
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, So Saffron
Lovelies:  Gingham Gala Sequins, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Everyday Label Punch

Be sure to hop on over to Maria Vanderform’s blog next!

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Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, 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/