Birthday Balloons for Mo

My oldest child turned 22 last week. What a sobering thought! Just because he’s grown, though, doesn’t mean he can’t get a fun Birthday card, right? It’s so hard to strike a balance of masculine yet fun, but the Celebrations Duo embossing folder that says “HAPPY” looks like a perfect fit! It’s hard to tell, but those circles you see are not all layers. I punched out a 2 ½” circle from the Tangerine Tango layer, embossed it, then glued it on. This allows the Early Espresso to show through from the card base. The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the 2” Circle Punch and glued inside that. This keeps the card from becoming too bulky. It also conserves cardstock, as I now have a 2 ½” circle of Tangerine Tango that I can use on another card! Bonus tip: I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment apart so I could easily stamp just “Birthday” on the front.

Birthday Balloons for Mo

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebrations, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch (non SU), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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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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Squeals for the New In Colors!

Oh My Goodness! The new catalog will be released on June 1st and I am so excited to share the new 2017-2019 In Colors with you! This is a super fun collection and Stampin’ Up has really hit the trendy mark with these – I’m seeing these colors everywhere! From nail polish…to clothing…to pillows…to even an SUV that is Lemon Lime Twist! I got my hands on all these fun new goodies yesterday and had to dive right in. The Happy Birthday Thinlit cuts the cardstock beautifully when you use the Precision Base Plate and Die Brush. You will be able to purchase the thinlit and matching stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, as a bundle when the catalog goes live. And don’t even get me started on these FELT Bitty Bows! YES! FELT! They are beyond DARLING!  And what do you think about my background design? It’s as simple as putting 25 drops of Ink Refill into a Stampin’ Spritzer and filling it the rest of the way with rubbing alcohol. Then you just spritz a little bit! Since I used rubbing alcohol, it dries super fast.

And now to introduce our newest colors, from the top left going clockwise: Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink. I’m having a tough time deciding on my absolute fave…it’s between Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Oh…but I really like Tranquil Tide, too! And Powder Pink! And Fresh Fig! I’m so glad I have 2 whole years to use these beauties!

2017-2019 In Colors

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink:  Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink
Lovelies:  2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzers, Classic Label Punch, Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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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/

Hunter’s Hues & Celebrating Swaps

Today we are snowed it, so it’s been a fun stamping day for Hunter and me. I wanted something bright and happy to send out to my group of 7 ladies around the U.S. that I swap cards with each month and it’s the perfect time to sit down and make a stack of cards.  I knew I wanted Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow, but I just couldn’t figure out what third color to use.

Hunter came up with a super fun color combo that really allows the colors to pop. I told her we need to post color inspiration for people, so we came up with the name “Hunter’s Hues”.  Let us know what you think!

Pool Party Mossy Meadow Tangelo Twist

Pool Party     Mossy Meadow     Tangelo Twist

I knew I wanted to make balloons, so here’s what we came up with:

6th Swap

Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Circle Card Thinlits, Balloon Framelits, Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Bermuda Bay Blendabilities

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