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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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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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/

Circular Friends

Here is the card for Day 2 showing off the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and a great new stamp set called Incredible Like You. Don’t forget these items will be available beginning January 3, 2019.

Circular Friends
As promised, this card features the same trio of colors as yesterday – Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo and Pineapple Punch. It’s a super fun card that was created using all punches…so if you don’t have a Big Shot, that’s ok!

Calypso Pineapple Mambo

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Incredible Like You
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  1/8” Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2” Circle Punches, 1 1/8” & 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch

Did you miss yesterday’s card? If so, click here to view Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend

I’ll have another card for you tomorrow using the same colors and DSP!

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!

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/

Nautical This n That

Today’s clean, crisp card is brought to you by a wide variety of Stampin’ Up products – Paper Pumpkin (the monthly subscription service), current and retired items. If you know me, then you know who will be receiving this card. The images are so razor sharp, which is one of the reasons I adore the quality of Stampin’ Up’s stamps.  This card also features all punches and no die cutting. You might be able to glimpse a bit of shadow in the middle of the banner. I used a Bone Folder and curled it a little and then used Mini Dimentionals at each end. And one more thing…aren’t those mini anchors just the cutest? An All-American card for my All-American Sailor!

Nautical This n That

Stamp Sets:  You Are My Anchor (Paper Pumpkin April 2018)*, Words of Courage*
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Brights 12×12 Stack*
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red
Lovelies:  Brights Enamel Shapes*
Tools:  3/4″ Circle Punch, 1” Circle Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Banner Triple Punch

*Retired Product

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!
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Unicorn Horns & Glitter Bombs

Oh my! Who doesn’t love unicorns? Who doesn’t love glitter? I had made a thank you card for someone a few days ago and she loved it so much, she commissioned a set of 10 note cards using the same unicorn and fun Glimmer Paper. I figured I better package them up in a couple Acetate Card Boxes – gotta keep the glitter contained (just a little)! I was able to fit 5 cards in each box. Super fun! Now we just need to convince Stampin’ Up! to un-retire these products!

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Stamp Set:  Magical Day*
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper*, Glimmer Assortment Pack*
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

*Retired product

Unicorn Horns & Glitter Bombs 2
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Birthday Balloons for Mo

My oldest child turned 22 last week. What a sobering thought! Just because he’s grown, though, doesn’t mean he can’t get a fun Birthday card, right? It’s so hard to strike a balance of masculine yet fun, but the Celebrations Duo embossing folder that says “HAPPY” looks like a perfect fit! It’s hard to tell, but those circles you see are not all layers. I punched out a 2 ½” circle from the Tangerine Tango layer, embossed it, then glued it on. This allows the Early Espresso to show through from the card base. The Daffodil Delight is punched out with the 2” Circle Punch and glued inside that. This keeps the card from becoming too bulky. It also conserves cardstock, as I now have a 2 ½” circle of Tangerine Tango that I can use on another card! Bonus tip: I cut the “Happy Birthday” sentiment apart so I could easily stamp just “Birthday” on the front.

Birthday Balloons for Mo

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebrations, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch (non SU), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

The Holiday Catalog is ready for you! Get to shopping! Holiday Catalog

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Mini Mint Thank You & B3G1 Free Offer

I decided to make my Club order thank you cards in a super fun mini size – 2” x 3 ½”. Notice that I used the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper for both the layer on the card as well as the envelope. And the Envelope Punch Board is perfect to make matching envelopes that are just the right size! Adorable!

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Stamp Set: Happy Happenings
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
Ink: Mint Macaron
Lovelies: Fancy Frost Sequins
Tools: 1 ½” Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board

There is an exciting promotion going on right now for the month of October! Buy 3 Get 1 Free of the Designer Series Paper! Below is the list of DSP included in this promo. This is valid now through October 31, 2016.

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Send me an email if you want to place an order or have any questions!            jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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