Celebrating with Tea

I had a super fun catalog party just over a week ago and my sweet mother was looking through the catalogs. She enjoys finding sample cards she likes and wants me to make them for her. I’m not complaining…who doesn’t love any excuse to add to their stash, right? She even buys the products, so bonus for me! One of the cards she liked is found on page 195 of the Annual Catalog. And it just happened to be made with the Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack. It’s a great deal at just $10 as it consists of several 4″ x 6″ and 3″ x 4″ double sided cards and adhesive backed labels and stickers. And not just thin stickers…I’m talking super thick, durable ones. It’s a breeze making quick and easy cards that are super sweet, just like this one. The color wash and flowers are pre-printed on the small card. I layered it onto coordinating Calypso Coral card stock and put that onto a large card cut down to fit. The Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon isn’t part of the suite, but it matches beautifully. I capped it off with some mini pearls that are now, unfortunately, retired. So pretty!

Celebrating with Tea
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Perennial Birthday
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry
Specialty Paper:  Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Basic Pearls*

*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 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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Jar of Pink Buffalo

Pretty catchy title for my post, isn’t it? I needed to show this photo to someone, so I was searching my previous posts. I was just so sure that I had already blogged it…but I guess not! So, here it is…in all it’s pink glory. I just love the Buffalo Check background stamp and I am tickled pink (haha…see what I did there?) that it is carrying over from the Holiday catalog! Yay!

Jar of Pink Buffalo
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Buffalo Check, Jar of Love
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies: Pearlized Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Silver & White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Everyday Jars 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!

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Rooted in Retirement

Today’s card is a pretty Retirement card. I don’t brush the dust off my Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder nearly often enough. It makes a lovely background against the tree. And did you look closely at the tree? I used the brush end of the Stampin’ Write markers and colored the leaves first in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Then I added highlights of Mossy Meadow by using the Thumping Technique. It’s such an easy technique. I literally just randomly dabbed the marker onto it. Makes such a pretty watercolor look!

Rooted in Retirement
Stamp Sets:  Rooted in Nature, Wild About Flowers*
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso
Stampin’ Write Markers: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

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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Bright Sea of Googlie Eyes

What’s the best embellishment for a child’s Birthday card? Googlie Eyes, of course! They make this otherwise “typical” looking octopus into quite a goofy one. I crack up every time I look at it. I think a special little 2 year old is going to giggle, too!

Bright Sea of Googlie Eyes
Stamp Sets:  Sea of Textures, Fruit Basket*
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Real Red
Lovelies:  Googlie Eyes (from local craft store)
Tools:  Under the Sea Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

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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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!
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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!

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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/