Velvet Snowflakes against Granite

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Stampin’ Up has a limited time offer of a unique new coordinating suite called Snowflake Showcase available beginning today, November 1 through 30 or while supplies last. Why is this suite of products unique? Because there are images and dies that can be used for almost any occasion and any time of the year! There are two stamp sets – Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, along with the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Snowflake Trinkets, and White Velvet Paper. Each item is sold separately so you can mix and match!


For this card, I chose to go the opposite of my last super bright card. This one is more calming and makes me think of softly falling snow in the early evening. I used the wonderfully soft White Velvet Paper for the snowflakes and kept this card demure.
Velvet Snowflakes against Granite

And don’t forget to add some snowflakes to the inside, too!
Velvet Snowflakes against Granite Inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Snow is Glistening
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  White Velvet
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Gray Granite
Lovelies:  Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Lakeside Framelits, Snowfall Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform

Click on the image below to see the flyer for all the products available.
Snowflake Showcase Promo

Click through this slideshow to see more samples from my site and from Stampin’ Up!

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Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs page tab at the top of the page 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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Frosted Healing Hugs

I had debated back and forth about the Frosted Floral suite in the Holiday Catalog on pages 36 – 37. It is so pretty. But I have so many flower stamp sets already. But it is so pretty. Oh boy…this is how my mind works, people. After seeing so many beautiful samples online, I decided I simply had to have it. And by that, I mean the entire suite. Because no one wants regrets once it’s too late, right?  So here we have a pretty, bright cheerful Get Well card. The sentiments from the Healing Hugs set are perfect. I love the font with the flowers. And does the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper look a little…uh…fuzzy and frosty in the photo? That’s because there is a shimmer beyond gorgeous on it that the camera cannot do justice to!

Frosted Healing Hugs

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: First Frost, Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Frosted Floral Specialty
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Fresh Fig
Lovelies: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Pearlized Doilies, Tranquil Tide ¼” Velvet Ribbon
Tools:  Lakeside Framelits, Snowfall Thinlits, 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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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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Frosty Flakes with Snowflake Showcase

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I am continuing on with another card from the Snowflake Showcase suite. Scroll down for a link to the PDF flyer with all the product information.  For this card, I chose screaming bright colors and I couldn’t be more pleased. First, I took a half piece of Whisper White cardstock and sponged on Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick and blended them together here and there. I die cut out all the snowflakes, then using a sponge dauber, I sponged Frost Shimmer Paint directly on them. It only takes a few minutes for it to dry.

Frosty Flakes
I used a Stampin’ Spritzer with a few drops of the Frost Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol and spritzed the entire layer of Lovely Lipstick. I’m including a close up so you can better see the shimmer. I topped everything off with a Snowflake Trinket from the Snowflake Showcase! I do believe the Shimmer Paints are my all-time favorite product in the Holiday catalog!

Frosty Flakes Close Up

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Snow is Glistening
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick
Paint:  Frost Shimmer
Lovelies:  Snowflake Trinkets
Tools:  Snowfall Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Stampin’ Spritzer, Sponge Dauber

Click on the image below to see the flyer for all the products available.
Snowflake Showcase Promo
Click through this slideshow to see more samples from Stampin’ Up!

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Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs page tab at the top of the page for the 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/

Night of Snowflakes with Snowflake Showcase

Snowflake Showcase Banner
Stampin’ Up has a limited time offer of a unique new coordinating suite called Snowflake Showcase available beginning November 1 through 30 or while supplies last. Why is this suite of products unique? Because there are images and dies that can be used for almost any occasion and any time of the year! There are two stamp sets – Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, along with the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Snowflake Trinkets, and Velveteen Paper. Each item is sold separately so you can mix and match!

 

 

Today’s card uses very non-traditional colors for Christmas, which is something I seem to lean towards a lot. I made my own Gold Shimmer Spritz by using a small amount of the Gold Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. Can you believe that coverage? Gorgeous! I feel like the Night of Navy and Gold Shimmer are reminiscent of a sparkling night sky.

Night of Snowflakes
I also spritzed the cardstock that the snowflake die cuts are from, but it’s much more difficult to see it. Maybe because they are so small? Here’s a close up. You can kind of see the shimmer on the Old Olive snowflake. I just can’t get enough of these snowflakes! I’ll have another idea tomorrow using brighter non-traditional colors.  Keep scrolling to see more samples.

Night of Snowflakes Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Snow is Glistening
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive
Paint:  Gold Shimmer
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Pearls, Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Snowfall Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Stampin’ Spritzer

Click on the image below to see the PDF flyer for all the products available.
Snowflake Showcase Promo
Click through this slideshow to see more samples from Stampin’ Up!

 

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Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs page tab at the top of the blog for the 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/

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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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!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants

Today’s card features another new stamp set in the upcoming Holiday catalog, which will be available to order from beginning September 5, 2018. Pheasants are dear to my heart, as they remind me of my dad. Back in 2009, Stampin’ Up! released a stamp set called Autumn Days, which also featured a pheasant. I bought the set to make my dad’s Birthday card with it. Unfortunately, he passed away a few weeks before his Birthday. I made him a Missing You card and placed it in his casket. You can see that card here. So, as you can imagine, as soon as Hunter and I saw this new Pleasant Pheasants stamp set, she looked at me and said I had to get it…in my dad’s memory. So, dad, this card is for you, too.

Keep reading for a couple of techniques featured on this card.

Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants


Background Block Stamping With Markers
I know for myself that it can be difficult to color in images that are realistic, so I tried a technique that is new-to-me. This was super easy – as you can see by the steps below. I used Block E and scribbled Stampin’ Write markers on it. Then I spritzed it about 8 to 10 times with water. I then placed it directly on to the Whisper White cardstock. I wasn’t able to capture it on a photo, but when you place it on the cardstock, you can actually see the color absorbing right into the cardstock. It doesn’t take very long to dry, either. Just keep in mind that the cardstock will bow a little.


Customizing Pearls
I adore the new Braided Linen Trim, but I needed a little something extra. I grabbed my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends marker and colored directly onto the pearls with the brush end. Since Blends are alcohol markers, they dry almost instantly and the color won’t rub off.  Another excuse for me to buy more Blends colors so I can have pearls of any color I need!
Blends on Pearls

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Pleasant Pheasants
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Stampin’ Write Blends:  Dark Soft Suede
Lovelies: Braided Linen Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Banner Triple Punch, Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the Annual Catalog PDF. I will add the 2018 Holiday Catalog as soon as I’m allowed to.

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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/