#JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics

The Facebook group I belong to, The Joy of Sets, has a fun monthly Tic Tac Toe challenge blog (check it out here) and this time around, I actually achieved TWO rows! I was having a difficult time trying to decide what to do at first. But once I decided to stop overthinking it, it just started to flow. I love all the layers on this card and how there is such depth – some things are popped up on one Dimensional, some on two and the shaker component is made with the Foam Adhesive Strips. I can’t stop shaking it – I love the sound of the diamonds in it! Interactive shaker cards are the best!

Here’s the #JOSTTT005 May Challenge:JOSTTT005 Challenge

I did Green-Flowers-Stripes and Stripes-Blue-Emboss and I’m feeling so accomplished!

JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Front
JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Side
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Birthdays, Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Lovelies:  Diamonds (Dollar Tree)
Tools:  Banner Punch (retired), Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Tropical Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform , Sponge Daubers

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Silly for Spinners

As the day of the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog release approaches, it’s always bittersweet. I am super excited for all the new colors and products, but also a little forlorn thinking about products past. I needed to make some Birthday cards for kids and I really like to have some kind of interactive element to them. Hunter suggested I make spinner cards. I hadn’t used my spinner pieces in years! I decided to brush off several retired items to make these cards and I’m so glad I did. I’m having a hard time not keeping one for myself just to fiddle with!

Be sure to click below for the lists of retiring products from the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog so you don’t miss out on something fantastic!

Silly for Spinners

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Take a Spin*
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango*, Tempting Turquoise*, Emerald Envy*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday*
Ink: Tempting Turquoise*
Lovelies: Game Spinners*
Tools:  Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just over 5 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

I had been eyeing the Classic Garage suite in the Occasions Catalog on pages 42-43 ever since I first perused the catalog last fall. I wanted it…then talked myself out of it…but I wanted it…then talked myself out of it… You get the drift, right?  Tokyo Drift…hahahaha I’m so punny! (That’s for all my Fast & the Furious fans.) Oh my! I digress! Anyway, I thought the Joy Fold layout would be great for this suite and I was right. The gas can is held down by Dimensionals on the right side of it so the yellow DSP layer with the gears and car on it tuck into the side of it to keep the card closed. Super fun, great masculine card. This one is being sent to a special little guy turning 10 this week. I think he’ll like it.

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card Opening
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Classic Garage 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide
Tools:  Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Rectangles Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Vintage Happy Birthday with Ranger UTEP

Vintage Happy Birthday

Hmmm…what is UTEP you might be asking yourself as you scratch your head. Well, let me tell you! It stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and it gives the same effect that Crystal Effects used to! I discovered this awesome product while watching a card making video. The powder has large crystals, so it can be a little messy…just remember to heat from the underside so the crystals don’t fly away! It’s a Ranger product and I was able to find it at Michael’s craft store.
Ranger UTEP
It’s a beautiful effect on the Happy Birthday Thinlits die. I made this card for a certain daughter who loves photography and aquamarine shades. I felt like going with a little vintage feel. I think she liked it.

Vintage Happy Birthday Ranger EP

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Traveler*, Solar & Lunar (Prima Stamps)
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  DCWV Stack (JoAnn’s)
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Pool Party Thick Baker’s Twine*
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (Ranger), Heat Tool

*Retired Product

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!

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 Lily, 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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Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy

There is the cutest little guy I know who will be turning 2 soon. He doesn’t really talk to me…but sometimes I can get a smile out of his little face. I’m hoping to get on his good side with a fun, interactive Waterfall card.  I am not above bribery. Links to some of my other Waterfall cards and the directions are at the end of this post.

Frog Waterfall for a Shy Boy


And a friendly reminder that Sale-a-Bration is ending soon – March 31st! You can only get this adorable frog stamp set, So Hoppy Together, free with a $50 minimum purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  So Hoppy Together (SAB), Paper Pumpkin 6th Birthday Bonus (March 2019), Paper Pumpkin Poppin’ Birthday (March 2019)
Cardstock:  Cucumber Crush*, Soft Sky*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Soft Sky Thick Baker’s Twine*, Mini Staples*
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Mini Stapler*

*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 Lily, 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

Here are some of my previous posts with Waterfall cards:
Double the Dinos
Waterfall by the Seaside
Waterfall Panda Celebration

If you want to make one yourself, the directions are here on Splitcoast Stampers:  https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/

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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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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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Balmy Blue Thinking of You

What’s not to love about the beautiful new horse set in the Occasions catalog? The Let It Ride set is perfect for not only people that own and care for horses, but for those of us that dreamed of having a pony when we were little girls.

Balmy Blue Thinking of You

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Let It Ride, Lots of Love*
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Balmy Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Balmy Blue Organdy Ribbon (SAB)*
Tools:  1 ¾” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch

*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

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/