Country Home with a Coastal Twist for the Joy of Sets October Blog Hop

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I am super excited to be participating in my second The Joy of Sets Blog Hop.  This month’s blog hop features the Holiday Catalog. You undoubtedly are joining me from Kim Oliver’s page and after mine, you’ll head over to Alejandra Gomez’s page. Links are below to help you hop along.

I adore so many products in the new catalog, but I have been absolutely in love with the Country Home suite since the moment I laid eyes on it. I knew I would feature that suite for this blog hop. I’ve made several cards already using autumn colors. You can see those posts here:
Grandma’s Galvanized Country Home
Tin Tile Country Home
Country Home with the Watering Can
Country Home with the Milk Jug

This time, though, I wanted to brighten it up and show that it is a beautiful set that can be used all year long. This is perfect for the spring or summer time as well.

Coastal Country Home
Here’s a close up of the flowers so you can get a better view of the Wink of Stella I added to them. The shimmer from that, along with the silver detail in both the Galvanized Clips and the Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine  really makes it stand out.

Coastal Country Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Galvanized Clips, Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stamparatus

Next ArrowPrevious ArrowIt’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your order in!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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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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Frosty Tiles & Winter Trees

I am so excited about all the fun new products in this year’s 2018 Holiday Catalog! When I spied the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, I knew it would be mine. The Winter Woods bundle, though, was not on my radar…until Miss Hunter said I needed it because the trees are different than the trees in the sets I already have. She’s such an enabler! I am so glad I did, though, because she is absolutely right…and who doesn’t love it when there are coordinating dies so there’s no need to fussy-cut?

Shimmery Winter Trees

Another new product that caught my eye is the Shimmer Paint. If you flip through the catalog too quickly, you just might miss it on page 38. There are 4 colors to choose from. I picked Frost White, but I am most definitely adding the other colors to my list! I shook the bottle, then used a sponge dauber and tapped it into the lid so I wouldn’t get too much paint on it. I sponged it onto the background layer after embossing it with the Tin Tile.

Shimmer Paint with Close Up

I am all-around thrilled with this card and the blending of two bundles – Farmhouse Christmas on pages 12-13 and Winter Woods on page 27.

Winter Woods Bundle

Farmhouse Christmas Bundle

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  Winter Woods, Farmhouse Christmas
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Lovelies:  Old Olive Sheer Ribbon, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, In the Woods Framelits, Farmhouse Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Spritzer


It’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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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/

2018 HOLIDAY CATALOG!!!

It’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

Here are some of my previous posts with samples from this wonderful catalog. Click on the post title to visit that specific post!

Country Home with the Milk Jug
Country Home with the Milk Jug

Country Home with the Watering Can
Country Home with the Watering Can

Truckin’ Through the Trees
Truckin' Through the Trees

Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants
Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants

Golden Wise Men from Illuminated Christmas
Golden Wise Men in Illuminated Christmas

Tin Tile Country Home
Tin Tile Country Home

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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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Golden Wise Men from Illuminated Christmas

I just love the design of the Illuminated Christmas stamp set and knew I wanted to do some embossing with it. The crispness of all the layers of Whisper White add to the clean look. The Vellum is dry embossed with the Sprinkle Embossing Folder and is reminiscent of the cards my mother used to get for me when I was a little girl. The sound of the vellum crinkling is so calming. I just love how the stitching on the new Farmhouse Framelits banner matches the Stitched Shapes Framelits and pulls it together wonderfully. Slight touches of color are achieved perfectly with the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon and Gold Metallic Pearls. Everything is popped up on dimensionals. I am very pleased with this card.

Golden Wise Men in Illuminated Christmas

Stamp Set:  Illuminated Christmas
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (card base), Whisper White, Vellum
Specialty Paper:  Gold Foil Sheets
Ink:  Versamark
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Farmhouse Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the Annual Catalog PDF. I will add the 2018 Holiday Catalog as soon as I’m allowed!

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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/

Truckin’ Through the Trees

Here’s another sneak peek for you from the upcoming 2018 Holiday Catalog. As soon as I saw the Festive Farmhouse suite, I knew I had to have it! This card features the image of the truck, having just been loaded with the perfect Christmas tree to take home for the family to decorate it. I love the coordinating die cuts, which include the truck and the tree. So much easier and faster than fussy-cutting. And let’s talk for a moment about the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. I could not get over how soft it is! And I love that it comes with 3 colors that coordinate with the suite – Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Very Vanilla. This stamp set also includes a house and several sentiments with coordinating dies. I chose to use the die with the adorable stitching around the edge for the sentiment. It makes such a nice border. There are so many possibilities with this set and I will definitely be sharing more ideas with you soon.

Truckin' Through the Trees
Stamp Set:  Farmhouse Christmas
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Ivory, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Spritzer, Farmhouse Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the Annual Catalog PDF. I will add the 2018 Holiday Catalog as soon as I’m allowed to!

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/

Triple Time Wreath

I have been intrigued by the Triple Time stamping technique for several years now. For some reason or another, I never got around to trying it. I am so in love with the Painted Harvest stamp set and started seeing wreaths made with it everywhere online. I thought it would be a perfect technique to allow for the focus to be on the wreaths. I doubled the linen thread to make the cutest little bow. Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler are beautiful classic Christmas colors. I am so happy with how it turned out!

Triple Time Wreath
Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest, Star of Light
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Lovelies: Linen Thread

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

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Dapper Bethlehem

I am trusting I’m not the only person that had completely forgotten to get any Christmas Designer Series Paper yet, so here’s a fun alternative – I searched through all my DSP and knew as soon as I saw the black and white sheet in Whole Lot of Lovely, I would sponge it with Dapper Denim to make it match! Remember that any DSP that has white or light areas can be sponged to match your project!

Dapper Bethlehem Front

Here’s a side angle to see that I glued the background die flat to the card and popped the front die cut up with Dimensionals to give it a little pop:
Dapper Bethlehem Side
Now get busy making your Christmas cards – it’ll be here before you know it!

Stamp Set: Night in Bethlehem
Cardstock: Basic Black, Dapper Denim
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink: Dapper Denim, VersaMark
Lovelies: 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools: Stampin’ Sponges, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Banner Triple Punch, Bethlehem Edgelit Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/