Silly for Spinners

As the day of the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog release approaches, it’s always bittersweet. I am super excited for all the new colors and products, but also a little forlorn thinking about products past. I needed to make some Birthday cards for kids and I really like to have some kind of interactive element to them. Hunter suggested I make spinner cards. I hadn’t used my spinner pieces in years! I decided to brush off several retired items to make these cards and I’m so glad I did. I’m having a hard time not keeping one for myself just to fiddle with!

Be sure to click below for the lists of retiring products from the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog so you don’t miss out on something fantastic!

Silly for Spinners

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Take a Spin*
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango*, Tempting Turquoise*, Emerald Envy*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday*
Ink: Tempting Turquoise*
Lovelies: Game Spinners*
Tools:  Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just over 5 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Gingham Easter Lilies

I had to wait to share this until after Easter so that the people receiving them wouldn’t see them ahead of time. Even though Easter is over, you can still make these cards…just change the sentiment to whatever you need. Even though some of these products are from Sale-a-Bration and are no longer available, I know several people that have these items. If you weren’t able to get your hands on them, you can always substitute with products you already have.

Gingham Easter Lilies
I have always loved the look of vellum on cards. So reminiscent of the cards I used to receive as a child from my mother. She knew how much I loved the crinkly sound of it. These cards use the soft, pretty colors from the Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack (available in the Occasions catalog) as my inspiration. I glued the lilies and sentiment onto the vellum, then placed adhesive onto the back of the vellum on the spots where the lilies and sentiments are. This way, when gluing the vellum layer onto the DSP, no adhesive shows through. I hope everyone liked the colors I chose for them!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lasting Lily (SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Gala 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB)
Tools:   Small Oval Punch*, Lily Framelits Dies (SAB), Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

SAB – Sale-a-Bration Retired Product
*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just about 6 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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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/

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

I had been eyeing the Classic Garage suite in the Occasions Catalog on pages 42-43 ever since I first perused the catalog last fall. I wanted it…then talked myself out of it…but I wanted it…then talked myself out of it… You get the drift, right?  Tokyo Drift…hahahaha I’m so punny! (That’s for all my Fast & the Furious fans.) Oh my! I digress! Anyway, I thought the Joy Fold layout would be great for this suite and I was right. The gas can is held down by Dimensionals on the right side of it so the yellow DSP layer with the gears and car on it tuck into the side of it to keep the card closed. Super fun, great masculine card. This one is being sent to a special little guy turning 10 this week. I think he’ll like it.

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card Opening
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Classic Garage 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide
Tools:  Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Rectangles Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog 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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Vintage Happy Birthday with Ranger UTEP

Vintage Happy Birthday

Hmmm…what is UTEP you might be asking yourself as you scratch your head. Well, let me tell you! It stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and it gives the same effect that Crystal Effects used to! I discovered this awesome product while watching a card making video. The powder has large crystals, so it can be a little messy…just remember to heat from the underside so the crystals don’t fly away! It’s a Ranger product and I was able to find it at Michael’s craft store.
Ranger UTEP
It’s a beautiful effect on the Happy Birthday Thinlits die. I made this card for a certain daughter who loves photography and aquamarine shades. I felt like going with a little vintage feel. I think she liked it.

Vintage Happy Birthday Ranger EP

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Traveler*, Solar & Lunar (Prima Stamps)
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  DCWV Stack (JoAnn’s)
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Pool Party Thick Baker’s Twine*
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (Ranger), Heat Tool

*Retired Product

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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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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Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy

There is the cutest little guy I know who will be turning 2 soon. He doesn’t really talk to me…but sometimes I can get a smile out of his little face. I’m hoping to get on his good side with a fun, interactive Waterfall card.  I am not above bribery. Links to some of my other Waterfall cards and the directions are at the end of this post.

Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy


And a friendly reminder that Sale-a-Bration is ending soon – March 31st! You can only get this adorable frog stamp set, So Hoppy Together, free with a $50 minimum purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Paper Pumpkin 6th Birthday Bonus (March 2019), Paper Pumpkin Poppin’ Birthday (March 2019)
Cardstock:  Cucumber Crush*, Soft Sky*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Soft Sky Thick Baker’s Twine*, Mini Staples*
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Mini Stapler*

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

Here are some of my previous posts with Waterfall cards:
Double the Dinos
Waterfall by the Seaside
Waterfall Panda Celebration

If you want to make one yourself, the directions are here on Splitcoast Stampers:  https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/

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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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Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple

I decided to dust off a couple retired products – we all have them and we all need to use them more! A couple years ago, there was a beautiful card kit called Watercolor Wishes. I just love the stamp set and knew the “You’re Amazing” sentiment was the perfect size for the 1″ slot I created. This layout is super easy – just cut your top layer piece 1″ shorter than a standard layer. Then, put it in the trimmer at whatever angle suits you and give it a cut. Glue it down with the end borders even and…TADA! A quick, easy way to add interest to your card!  Isn’t this Designer Series Paper just adorable? It’s only available for a couple more days – free with a $50 minimum purchase – during Sale-a-Bration!

The other dusty items on these cards are the Brights Collection Buttons. OMGoodness…I have no idea how old they must be! Anyone care to guess? I topped the buttons with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine tied in a triple bow. I first made a standard bow, but the twine was a bit too small for the scale of the buttons.

Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Watercolor Wishes*
Cardstock:  Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Painted Seasons (SAB)
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Lovelies:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Brights Collection Buttons*

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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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/