Life is Grand with Crackle and Sparkle

I asked Hunter to help me design the card my club would be making because she designs such pretty cards. I told her the main stamp set I wanted to use (Life is Grand) and she put together this beauty – background stamp (Crackle Paint), the springy colors (Grapefruit Grove & Mango Melody), the Sale-a-Bration ribbon, the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I added the sequins, of course. Because I have been on a sequin frenzy lately. I can’t get enough of them! Thank you, Hunter, for not only designing the card, but being a guest at last night’s club meeting!

life is grand with crackle and sparkle

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Crackle Paint, Life is Grand
Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody
Lovelies:  Grapefruit Grove Sale-a-Bration Ribbon, Iridescent Sequin Assortment
Tools:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Take Your Pick Tool, Stamparatus (inside sentiment)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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So Hoppy for Sale-a-Bration!

I am always excited about Sale-a-Bration time and that has not waned in 2019! Look at this adorable frog! So stinkin’ cute! He’s part of a stamp set called So Hoppy Together and the set can be earned for FREE with a minimum order of $50 (before tax and shipping). But wait…there’s more! I used another item you can choose from out of the brochure. The green and black striped Designer Series Paper is from the Botanical Butterflies collection that is also a Sale-a-Bration item.  The package contains 12 sheets of double sided 12” x 12” paper that has colored images on one side and black and white on the other. Love it when I can use my Stampin’ Blends and color it exactly to match my card! I decided to use the new Gingham Gala Sequins in Grapefruit Grove to give it a pop of color.  I really had a ton of fun with this Birthday card! Click on the Catalogs tab above to see the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure.

so hoppy for sab

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Picture Perfect Birthday
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Butterfly (SAB)
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Gingham Gala Sequins (Occasions), Pick a Pattern Washi Tape
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Banner Punch (Retired)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Graceful Shimmery Dragonfly for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOSTTT001

I am a member of a most delightful Facebook group called The Joy of Sets. This year, there is a new blog with monthly challenges. Check out their website HERE.  The January challenge #JOSTTT001 is Tic Tac Toe:
jos jan 19 challengeI decided to go right down the middle – Twine, Circle, Blue. I chose two of my favorite shades of blue – Night of Navy and Pool Party. I colored both the Graceful Glass Vellum DSP and plain Vellum with Stampin’ Blends of the same colors. I stamped the Pool Party layer with the Crackle Paint background stamp available in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog. I then punched the large circle out of it with a 2 1/2″ Circle punch and wrapped the twine around the base layer. I took the piece I punched out, turned it around to the unstamped side and punched that with the 2 1/4″ Circle punch so there would be a border of Night of Navy when I glued it back down. I used the same 2 1/4″ size to punch out the Graceful Glass vellum and layered it on top using glue dots.  I like the look of it with that part recessed down and the dragonfly and smaller circle punches popped up…just wish it would photograph better. I made a sweet bow with the twine and adhered it with a glue dot to complete the challenge. I gussied it up with Rhinestones colored with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker and I added Wink of Stella to the dragonfly, smallest vellum circle and the middle of the Graceful Glass design. I am very happy with this card…I might just send it to myself!

graceful shimmery dragonfly
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Crackle Paint
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pool Party
Stampin’ Blends:  Dark Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party
Lovelies:  Pool Party Baker’s Twine*, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  3/4″, 1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2”** Circle Punches, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
*Retired Product
**Non Stampin’ Up Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Lasting Lily Wishing You Well

Tomorrow is the big day! All the items I’ve been sharing with you from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure will be available to you! Today’s sneak peek is the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Lasting Lily. This 16 piece photopolymer set is part of Stampin’ Up!’s DistINKtive stamps line, which have the unique ability to apply color in differing degrees so one stamp shows many shades. They are so pretty! Most items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure are free with a $50 product purchase. But because this is a larger stamp set, you can earn it with a $100 purchase. It is so worth it – there are two different lilies with stems and leaves as well as 10 sentiments! I will be using this set for my Easter cards this year.

Lasting Lily Wishing You Well
Lasting Lily Stamp Set
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lasting Lily
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Today is your last day to order from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog and Annual Catalog PDFs. So much creativity and fun!

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Amazingly Sweet Birthday

Oh My Goodness! This card is so sweet, I need to brush my teeth! The Designer Series Paper on this card is from the How Sweet It Is Suite on pages 14-15 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog. This particular striped piece was the complete inspiration for this card. I don’t have the matching stamp set and dies yet, but the stamp set Incredible Like You has a whimsical style that pairs great with the colorful paper.  It is so easy to line up the flower layers for detailed two-step stamping. I can’t wait for you to be able to get your hands on this stamp set and paper…they will both be available on January 3, 2019!

Amazingly Sweet BirthdayIncredible Like You stamp set
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Incredible Like You
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  How Sweet It Is
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog, which is still in effect until January 2, 2019, 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 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!

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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Fresh Out, Bro!

As promised, here is the card I slipped in to Marcus’ backpack before he headed back to Virginia. For context, here’s the backstory for you. One of his shipmates says, “Fresh out, bro!” almost every time someone asks him for something. Even if he has that item in his hand, he’ll still say this and not share. Now, all the other shipmates say the same thing to be smarta$$es. This is why I never make him a card ahead of a visit – he always regales me with some kind of story that I can incorporate into a card! Now this endeavor was a little trickier, as I used Word to type up the phrases and had to get the positioning right. It actually only took me two tries. I wasn’t going to attempt to get the “MOM” centered properly on the computer, so I skimmed through all my sets and Thoughtful Banners fit perfectly! This card was meant to be!

Fresh Out, Bro

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Text Ya Later*, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot

*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!

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/