Birthday Happiness

A friend of mine has her Birthday the day after Christmas. Her favorite colors are pastel pink and blue and I wanted to make sure her Birthday card was soft and pretty. I decided to use the November 2018 limited edition Happiness Surrounds stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies. It’s so awesome how they coordinate! My friend let me know she received her card…and thanked me for adding in a cardstock insert to protect the embellishments. The post office destroyed the envelope and paper insert, but thankfully the card itself made it through undamaged! So that is your friendly PSA today. Protect your cards when mailing!
Birthday Happiness
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture on the Pool Party layer. This texture is created using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Today’s card is the third one in a row I’m sharing with you that uses this folder. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth! This close up also shows the effect from the Wink of Stella that I added to the Blushing Bride flowers. So soft and pretty.
Birthday Happiness Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Happiness Surrounds*
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pool Party
Lovelies: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Pool Party Sale-a-Bration Ribbon*, Wink of Stella
Tools:  1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlits Dies*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog (only available until January 2, 2019) and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Frosty Flakes with Snowflake Showcase

Snowflake Showcase Banner

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
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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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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!
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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!

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/

Tropical Escape Bundle

I just can’t get enough of the bright, delicious colors in the Tropical Escape Suite:

Blushing Bride Granny Apple Green Shaded Spruce
I decided to go with the same layout as the two Catalog Kick-Off Party cards I showed earlier. You can see those here. Instead of the circle and starburst, I opted to give the Tailored Tag Punch a try and I added a snippet of Granny Apple Green ribbon. Super cute!

Tropical Escape Bundle
Stamp Set:  Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Tropical Escape Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  ½” Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon
Tools:  Tailored Tag Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

 

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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Swirly Banner Birthday

I decided to make a card with some soon-to-be retired colors. Wisteria Wonder is one that I will truly miss. I thought it would be lovely with the Sweet Sugarplum and I threw in a pop of Wild Wasabi for the leaves. All three of these colors will be joining the crafting world’s great beyond on May 31st. Be sure to stock up on cardstock and ink right away, as it’s while supplies last.

Swirly Banner Birthday

Swirly Banner Birthday Inside
Stamp Sets:  Banners for You, Number of Years, Swirly Bird, Fabulous Four* (inside sentiment), #imbringingbirthdaysback (envelope flap)
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Subtles*
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Bunch of Banners Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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Eclectic Threading for SUOC197

I had just been looking through some previous posts and came across this one that I did threading on. I just love the effect. I wanted to feature threading on another card and decided the Stampin’ Up Only Challenge #197 Favorite Florals (SUOC197) would be the perfect opportunity. Their challenge is to use a floral set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. You can visit their page and play along, too!  The card just started flowing along and before I knew it, there wasn’t any actual stamping on it! A sentiment banner saves the day!

Eclectic Threading

Stamp Set:  Oh So Eclectic
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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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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