How Sweet Animation Is for The Joy of Sets April Blog Hop!

April 2020

Hello to those hopping over from Tricia Butts‘s blog! I just love the monthly The Joy of Sets Blog Hop! Scroll to the end to see the complete list of bloggers. Our theme this month is Birthdays. A special lady in my life will be turning 77 at the end of this month, so she is my inspiration for this card, too, just like she was for last month’s!

How Sweet Animation Is

With all the down time we have right now, I’ve been watching a LOT of crafters on YouTube. To my amazement, I discovered a product that has been around about 3 years, but I hadn’t seen it until now. Animation stamps! They are so cool! The stamp set and grid I used are from Uchi’s Designs. There are several videos you can view to learn more about them.

With this being my first dive into animation stamps, I will tell you the third time’s the charm. The first “pocket” I made, I didn’t glue my flaps on correctly. On the second try, the pouch was a little too puckered. But with the third time, I finally got it right! Check it out!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday (Uchi’s Design), Push Here (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: How Sweet It Is (retired)
Specialty: Animation Grid (Uchi’s Design)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Love: Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Circle Tab Punch, Detailed Trio Punch

Please be sure to click on the “Next Blog” link below to visit Susan Webster‘s blog! If you missed anyone else, be sure to click on their name to see theirs!

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April 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie
Fiona Whitehead
Gez Carpenter
Jill Chapman
Libby Fens
JoAnn Pollock
Tricia Butts
Jennifer Arent <—(You Are Here)
Susan Webster
Rebecca Jo Unwin
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Brenda Nelson
Sue Allen
Annette Ball
Alejandra Gomez

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Come Sail Away Memories & More Quick Card

Have you ever needed to put together a quick card? Perhaps you’ve noticed the Memories & More Card Packs in the Annual Catalog. If not, they are found on page 171. They are designed for quick and easy scrapbooks. But they also make great pieces for quick cards, too. I used the Come Sail Away pack that coordinates with the Come Sail Away Suite on pages 144-145. Just one pre-printed card pack piece, two pieces of cardstock (Balmy Blue & Night of Navy) and one embellishment from the Sail Away Trinkets. No ink or stamps needed!

Come Sail Away Memories &amp; More Quick Card

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone

Today’s card has an adorable little mouse holding a “heal-ium” filled balloon (that is the sentiment stamped inside). I just adore the Special Someone stamp set in the 2020 Spring Mini catalog. It also has a raccoon and a squirrel. It’s a two-step stamp set, so you can use a darker ink for the outline detailing and a lighter shade to color the inside quickly and easily. You could also choose to stamp the outline and color in the images with watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Blends. Lots of coloring options. I also adore these shades of purple and I hope the recipient likes them, too!

Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone
Special Someone Stamp SetCard Recipe
Stamp Set:  Special Someone
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
DSP:  Brights 6×6 Collection
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2nd Release SAB brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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A Touch of Tulips with The Joy of Sets Blog Hop

March 2020

It’s time once again for a super fun blog hop with my fellow The Joy of Sets hoppers! Scroll to the end to see the complete list of hoppers. Our theme this month is anything Easter or Spring. What a perfect time for tulips! My mother has always loved yellow tulips, so she is the inspiration for this card.  I adore this fun fold and thought it was perfect for the flowers. I used the Tulip Builder Punch with a sticky note to create a mask so that I could have some of the flowers in the background without stamping over the foreground.

March 2020 A Touch of Tulips

March 2020 A Touch of Tulips inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Timeless Tulips, Thanks for the Laughs (inside)
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Love:  Flax Ribbon
Tools:  Tulip Builder Punch

Please be sure to click on the “Next Blog” link below to visit Allie’s page! If you missed anyone else, be sure to click on their name to see theirs!

NextAngélique Nederpel
Sue Allen
Gez Carpenter
Tricia Butts
Libby Fens
Fiona Whitehead
Rebecca Jo Unwin
Brenda Nelson
Jill Chapman
JoAnn Pollock
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Annette Ball
Susan Webster
Angie McKenzie
Jennifer Arent <— YOU ARE HERE
Alejandra Gomez

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2nd Release SAB brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Mountain Air in Mango Melody

This gorgeous sunset card was so easy to make using the Pigment Sprinkles in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody. I brushed a layer of water onto a piece of watercolor cardstock, sprinkled on the Pigments and took more water to it with an Aqua Painter. I let it dry overnight, then stamped the solid side of the mountain range stamp from the Mountain Air set. The set is part of a bundle that you can see in the 2020 Spring Mini catalog on pages 52-53. They are Reversibles and so cool! I die cut the sentiment using the Well Written dies and placed it off to the top left. I chose not to add any other embellishments because the sunset is really the show-stopper here.

Mountain Air in Mango Melody

I don’t break out my Pigment Sprinkles nearly enough, but one look at this card and I think you agree that they are sumthin’ else!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Mountain Air
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mango Melody, Watercolor
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Pigment Sprinkles:  Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody
Tools:  Well Written Dies, Aqua Painters

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2nd Release SAB brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Lily Impressions with Thoughtful Blooms

I wanted to showcase just how versatile the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper is. In yesterday’s blog post, Lily Impressions with Retiring Colors, I used the flower side. In today’s cards, I chose to use one of the opposite sides that uses variegated Grapefruit Grove. Simply gorgeous. Here’s a look at the paper:

Lily Impressons DSP
I matched it with Call Me Clover, which is also a retiring In Color, and Night of Navy from the Neutrals collection. The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is a Sale-a-Bration exclusive and is so easy to use since it is photopolymer (clear). The sentiments are from Family Party and has so many mix-n-match choices that it’s easy to make a card for a special someone. Everything is glued together and the flowers punched out with the Small Bloom Punch (Sale-a-Bration exclusive) are popped up using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. A Grapefruit Grove colored Enamel Dot is added to the flower center. This card is super bright, super sweet, and easy to put together.

Lily Impressions with Thoughtful Blooms

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Thoughtful Blooms (SAB), Family Party
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
DSP: Lily Impressions (SAB)
Ink:  Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy
Love:  Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
Tools:  Small Bloom Punch (SAB)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

These are the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors:
2018-2020 In Colors

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Hey Lady! How About a Sneak Peek?

I am so excited to share a super cute card with you that uses a very special stamp set. This adorable Little Ladybug will be available January 3, 2020 through March 31, 2020, during Sale-a-Bration. You cannot buy this set – it is a Host set you earn for free with a $300 party. It is just darling!

Hey Lady How About a Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB Host)
Cardstock:  Highland Heather, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Wink of Stella
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Udderly Fantastic JoAnn

Today’s card will deviate from the fall/winter cards most people post during this time of the year. My sweet friend, JoAnn, is a huge cow fanatic…anything and everything that looks like, or even appears to look like, cows make her giggle with happiness. The woman even has a MOO-ing ringtone on her phone! She’s quite a lively, fun person and you can’t help but to laugh when you’re with her. I had no choice but to make her a cow Birthday card…and this stamp just screams happy, bright colors. I added a little bit of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on the daisy for some dimension and some Wink of Stella to the leaves and rain boots. Hilarious!

Udderly Fantanstic JoAnn

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Over the Moon
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Brights Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody
Love:  Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Wink of Stella, Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon
Tools:  Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Let’s admit it. We’ve all done it. We’ve all had a moment where we realized that someone’s Birthday just happened and we forgot about it. Just because you forgot to give a card by their Birthday doesn’t mean you can’t send them belated well-wishes. This card is fun to color and I added Wink of Stella for a glittery effect that will still make them smile…even if it is a day or three late.

 

Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Moments, Swirly Frames
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Ivory, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Crafty Turnabout Birthday

I have a coworker that routinely requests special cards for people. I love making them because she always gives me ideas of the recipient’s likes and hobbies. (And it doesn’t hurt that she always so graciously says she loves my cards.) This card is for a fellow Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, so we decided to go the crafty route. I really wanted to use the Concord & 9th Crafty Turnabout stamp set and coordinating dies. I used a Turnabout stamp once before. You can see that blog post here. It is so neat how you ink it up and stamp it 4 times, turning it between each color. You can learn more about them here. We decided we would trick her by using non-SU stamps and dies on the front. I hope she likes it!

Crafty Turnabout Birthday
Card Recipe

Stamp Set:  Crafty Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo
Tools:  Crafty Dies (Concord & 9th), Turnabout Jig (Concord & 9th), Stamparatus

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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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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