COVID-19 Netflix & Quarantine

Here’s another group of cards using the Share Sunshine PDF.  All of these have awesome texture created with the White Embossing  Paste and Pattern Party Decorative Masks. I used a lot of retired colors because I miss them like I miss all of you!

Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up CEO posted this regarding the Share Sunshine PDF:

I’m so excited to share our COVID-19 product giveback with you! The Share Sunshine Downloadable PDF is full of sentiments and imagery that are perfect for creating unique and relevant cards (and other paper crafting projects) to #sharesunshine with your loved ones.

100% of proceeds from this PDF download will be going to the United Way Worldwide and World Health Organization COVID-19 response funds. We need your help to make a BIG difference, so please feel free to share with everyone! 💛 #ShareSunshine #SUDifferenceMaker

You can purchase the PDF here: https://covid19.stampinup.com/

COVID-19 Netflix & Quarantine
All the cards use Whisper White Cardstock, White Embossing Paste, and Pattern Party Decorative Masks, which are all current. Below are the other products used for each card.

Top Left
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum*, Night of Navy
Lovelies:  2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes*

Top Right
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant*, Island Indigo*
Lovelies:  3/8” Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon*, Regals Candy Dots*
Tools:  Lakeside Dies

Bottom Right
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach*, Sahara Sand
Lovelies:  2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes*
Tools:  Medium Daisy Punch, Lakeside Dies

Bottom Left
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Lovelies:  3/8” Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon*, Black Rhinestones
Tools:  Painted Labels Dies

View the Annual Catalog and Spring Mini Catalog retiring lists here.

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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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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COVID-19 Sharing Sunshine in my Jammies

During these uncertain times, it’s always nice to remind someone that they are loved and missed…and to #sharesunshine with them. Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up CEO posted this:

I’m so excited to share our COVID-19 product giveback with you! The Share Sunshine Downloadable PDF is full of sentiments and imagery that are perfect for creating unique and relevant cards (and other paper crafting projects) to #sharesunshine with your loved ones.

100% of proceeds from this PDF download will be going to the United Way Worldwide and World Health Organization COVID-19 response funds. We need your help to make a BIG difference, so please feel free to share with everyone! 💛 #ShareSunshine #SUDifferenceMaker

You can purchase the PDF here: https://covid19.stampinup.com/

COVID-19 Jammies

These cards feature one of the sentiments from the Share Sunshine PDF. I tried making it look like a jammie top with the small gingham. For the buttons, I decided to go with some very old Corduroy Buttons that haven’t been available for over a decade. They are brads, so I just used my jewelry wire cutters to cut off the prongs and adhered them with glue dots. Easy peasy and so stinkin’ cute! The card above has already been received by a special someone and the one below will find its way to its recipient tomorrow!

COVID-19 Jammies 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Share Sunshine PDF
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP:  Brights 6” x 6” Stack
Lovelies:  Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons*
Tools:  Frosted Bouquet Dies
*retired product

View the Annual Catalog and Spring Mini Catalog retiring lists here.

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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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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How Sweet Animation Is for The Joy of Sets April Blog Hop!

April 2020

Hello to those hopping over from Tricia Butts‘s blog! I just love the monthly The Joy of Sets Blog Hop! Scroll to the end to see the complete list of bloggers. Our theme this month is Birthdays. A special lady in my life will be turning 77 at the end of this month, so she is my inspiration for this card, too, just like she was for last month’s!

How Sweet Animation Is

With all the down time we have right now, I’ve been watching a LOT of crafters on YouTube. To my amazement, I discovered a product that has been around about 3 years, but I hadn’t seen it until now. Animation stamps! They are so cool! The stamp set and grid I used are from Uchi’s Designs. There are several videos you can view to learn more about them.

With this being my first dive into animation stamps, I will tell you the third time’s the charm. The first “pocket” I made, I didn’t glue my flaps on correctly. On the second try, the pouch was a little too puckered. But with the third time, I finally got it right! Check it out!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday (Uchi’s Design), Push Here (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: How Sweet It Is (retired)
Specialty: Animation Grid (Uchi’s Design)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Love: Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Circle Tab Punch, Detailed Trio Punch

Please be sure to click on the “Next Blog” link below to visit Susan Webster‘s blog! If you missed anyone else, be sure to click on their name to see theirs!

Next

April 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Fiona Whitehead
Gez Carpenter
Jill Chapman
Libby Fens
JoAnn Pollock
Tricia Butts
Jennifer Arent <—(You Are Here)
Susan Webster
Rebecca Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Sue Allen
Annette Ball
Alejandra Gomez

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Today’s card is a very soft Sympathy card. I used the set called Positive Thoughts in the Spring Mini Catalog on page 23 and was able to die cut the leaves and butterfly using the now retired Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Everything is layered on the Soft Sea Foam vellum sheet that is embossed with dots. I wanted ribbon to match, so I used some reinker drops to dye the Whisper White ribbon with So Saffron. It’s an easy way to create coordinating, colored ribbon. Put 20-25 drops of reinker into a glass jar filled with enough water to immerse the ribbon in.  Push the ribbon in, making sure it is completely immersed, then put the lid on and let the magic happen. The longer you let it soak and the more ink you use, the more vibrant it will be. I let this one sit overnight. Then take it out and let it air dry on a paper plate. Easy peasy!

So Very Vellum Soft Sympathy

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Positive Thoughts
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (base)
Ink:  Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam
Specialty DSP:  So Very Vellum*
Lovelies:  Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Nature’s Thoughts Dies*, Layering Squares Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies
*Retired Products

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card

This card is destined for a gentleman that, even though I don’t know him personally, I think needs reminding that people in the world care. I wanted to do a new fun fold that I hadn’t tried yet, so I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) Lisa Curcio’s Interlocking Gate Fold Card. I chose to stamp the anchor from the Sailing Home set because of a beautiful Christian song I love called The Anchor Holds.  The inside is stamped with a sentiment from the set Faith Opens the Door, which is by the company Technique Tuesday. My daughter suggested a clip from the retired Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware kit to help the recipient know how to open the card. That kit is one of the embellishment kits that I seem to always forget that I have.  I also have the Silver, Styled Vanilla, and Aged Copper.  Anyone else remember those?

Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card

Sailing with Faith Interlocking Gate Fold Card 2

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Sailing Home, Faith Opens the Door (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP:  Come Sail Away
Ink:  Night of Navy
Lovelies:  Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Letter Board of Encouragement

I have been taking the opportunity of being home more to work on cards. Cards that I make specifically for special someones. And the special someone getting this card happens to be a High School Senior. I want to remind her that we see the sadness encapsulating all the young adults at this time. I want her to remember that she can hang in there, rise and shine, and that everything will be ok. I want her to know it’s alright to be sad. But it’s not the end…

Letter Board of Encouragement

Her special card is a play on a buckle card. The flap has the cup adhered to it and it tucks nicely into the right wing of the butterfly.  When you lift the cup to open the card, you see the secret message stamped underneath. And, of course, my card isn’t complete until I add a little Wink of Stella…and the butterfly was the perfect item to make sparkle.

Letter Board of Encouragement 2

Letter Board of Encouragement 3

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Letter Board Messages*, Rise & Shine*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch*, Cup of Cheer Dies
*Retired Products

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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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/