Country Home with a Coastal Twist for the Joy of Sets October Blog Hop

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I am super excited to be participating in my second The Joy of Sets Blog Hop.  This month’s blog hop features the Holiday Catalog. You undoubtedly are joining me from Kim Oliver’s page and after mine, you’ll head over to Alejandra Gomez’s page. Links are below to help you hop along.

I adore so many products in the new catalog, but I have been absolutely in love with the Country Home suite since the moment I laid eyes on it. I knew I would feature that suite for this blog hop. I’ve made several cards already using autumn colors. You can see those posts here:
Grandma’s Galvanized Country Home
Tin Tile Country Home
Country Home with the Watering Can
Country Home with the Milk Jug

This time, though, I wanted to brighten it up and show that it is a beautiful set that can be used all year long. This is perfect for the spring or summer time as well.

Coastal Country Home
Here’s a close up of the flowers so you can get a better view of the Wink of Stella I added to them. The shimmer from that, along with the silver detail in both the Galvanized Clips and the Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine  really makes it stand out.

Coastal Country Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Galvanized Clips, Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stamparatus

Next ArrowPrevious ArrowIt’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your order in!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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Birthday Dream Catcher Memories

I was so excited when I discovered this Dream Catcher bundle in the Annual Catalog this year. I always had a Dream Catcher above each of my children’s beds, and mine, from the time they were born. It comforted them many times when they had a hard time falling asleep at night. They are all grown up now, but their Dream Catchers are still in each of their bedrooms. And mine, too.

Dream Catcher
Stamp Set:  Follow Your Dreams
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Mango Melody
Lovelies:  Gold Faceted Gems
Tools:  Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday 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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Graceful Glass Vellum Birds

I am enamored by the lovely stained glass look when using Stampin’ Blends behind images on the Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Vellum. It’s a soft, lovely effect that lends itself to be a beautiful sympathy card. To achieve the bolder colors, color one layer and let it dry. Then go over it again. This will darken it up. One tricky thing when working with vellum is trying to keep the adhesive from showing through. For this card, I put Mini Glue Dots where each bird is. The coloring on them hides the glue. The vellum is adhered to a larger piece of Whisper White and the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon is attached to it before popping the layer up on Dimensionals. I chose a delicate, small sentiment to balance it.

Graceful Glass Birds
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Vellum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Real Red
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon
*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday 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!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Tranquil Buffalo

Another first inking of a stamp from the Holiday Catalog. This Buffalo Check background stamp is so much fun! It reminds me of all the plaid flannel shirts my dad had. And I’m going to take a brief moment to show one of my favorite photos of my 3 children and my niece. We were visiting my niece and all 4 of them just happened to put on plaid shirts the same day! Kinda scary, huh?

Tranquil Buffalo Cousins
This card is a quick and easy one that will have no problems being sent to a friend in Canada. I try to make cards as flat as possible when sending them outside the U.S. To keep it special, I added some of the silver stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins pack. I love doubling up on the Happy Birthday die cut and having the bottom dark color off-set to look like a shadow.

Tranquil Buffalo
Stamp Set:  Buffalo Check
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Tranquil Tide
Ink:  Balmy Blue
Lovelies:  Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday 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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Sparkling Smile

I finally had a chance to ink up this set and it is just so much fun! Using White Embossing Powder for the letters helps them to pop out and the raised effect makes it all the more realistic. I wanted a little pop of color and Melon Mambo provided it beautifully. I embellished it with sparkling Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker because the inside sentiment reads, “ Your sparkle has not gone unnoticed.” The letter board is perfectly sized to fit the Layering Squares Framelits, which makes this card not only super cute, but super easy, too, as I die cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals. I should’ve taken a sideways photo so you can see it. Super fun!

Sparkling Smile
Stamp Set:  Letter Board Messages
Cardstock:  Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, Versamark Watermark
Stampin’ Blends:  Light Real Red
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog 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/

Delightful Mañana Fiesta

My dear friend needed a Birthday card for her niece who happens to like cacti. I still have the Birthday Fiesta bundle from a couple years ago and I knew the Designer Series Paper with the itty bitty cacti would be hilariously adorable for the background. I enjoyed making this card and it came together quickly.

Delightful Manana Fiesta 2
I want to tell you about my decision to change the location of the cactus flower. As you can see from the card on the left, I originally had the cactus flower on the higher right branch. I decided I would prefer it on the lower left branch. I used my heat gun to blast the spatula end of the Take Your Pick tool about 5 seconds to warm it up. I was then able to slide it gently under the flower and was able to lift the glue dot without any damage! Yay Yay Happy Day!

Delightful Manana Fiesta Combined

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Birthday Fiesta*
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday*
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tranquil Tide
Lovelies: It’s My Party Enamel Dots*
Tools:  Fiesta Time Framelits*, Spellbinders Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog 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/

Grandma’s Galvanized Country Home

My stamp club met last night. I knew I wanted to share my love of the Country Home suite with them, so this is the card I had them make. I had not used the Galvanized Metallic Paper prior to making this card…and WOW! I wish I had opened the package sooner! It is absolutely gorgeous! Using the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder is awesome, too. It reminds me of an old-fashioned kitchen backsplash you’d see in Grandma’s farm house!

Galvanized Country Home

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Specialty Cardstock: Galvanized Metallic Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Corrector
Lovelies: Galvanized Clips, Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog 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/