Proud Peacock for the June JOS Blog Hop!

June 2019 Banner
It’s time for another The Joy of Sets Blog Hop and the theme for June is Something New! You can click on the links at the end of the post to see everyone’s exciting contributions.

When I found out the theme of this hop, I didn’t have to think twice. When the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog was released, I just about screamed with happiness when I spied the Noble Peacock Suite on pages 24-25. You may ask why? And with resounding giddiness in my voice, I will tell you it’s because of the colors! Blues and greens make my heart so happy! And for there to not only be Specialty Designer Series Paper with foil accents, but full 12” x 12” foil sheets as well? HELLO HAPPINESS! This card uses every single item in the entire suite (stamp set is used on the inside) and I couldn’t be happier!

Proud Peacock

I’m also going to regale you with the hilarious coincidence that the very day my order was received with all these goodies, I just happened to be at someone’s home where I saw this!

Live Peacock

Stamp Set:  Royal Peacock (inside sentiment)
Cardstock:  Pretty Peacock
Specialty Paper:  Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, Noble Peacock DSP
Ink:  Pretty Peacock (inside sentiment)
Lovelies:  3/8” Reversible Ribbon (Old Olive/Pretty Peacock), Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Tools:  Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder, Detailed Peacock Dies, Layering Ovals Dies

Here are the links of my fellow blog hoppers – be sure to visit each one!

Jane Allmark
Annette Ball
Linda Handford
Anne-Marie Maclean
Angie McKenzie
Vicki Milyard
Andrea Parr
Karen Pearmain
Susan Simpson
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Fiona Whitehead

Thanks so much for hopping along!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and get your pen and paper ready to write out your wish list!

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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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#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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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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Lasting Sympathy in Heather

The more I use the Floral Romance suite on pages 10-11 in the Occasions catalog, the more I adore it. It was made for Stampin’ Blends. I decided to use Vellum cardstock for the backdrop and wanted it to have a little texture, so I ran it through the Big Shot in the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder both directions – once vertically, then horizontally. I really like the aged look it gives. I’ll have another to show you tomorrow in a different color scheme.
lasting sympathy in grape
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Romance, Lasting Lily
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum, Whisper White
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stitched Labels Framelits, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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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!

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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/

Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend

I was so excited to discover that my pre-order would be delivered a day early! As soon as I got home from work yesterday, I dug in to check out all the fun goodies…and I was not disappointed! All products from the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure will be available beginning January 3, 2019. Here are the stamp sets I received today:

Preorder Stamp Sets
The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper is bold, bright, and perfectly happy.  I must admit that I have not reached for the Pineapple Punch cardstock in a few months. But with it being a main color in the DSP, I quickly reached for it and I’m so glad I did.  I decided to make 3 cards using the same colors. You’ll get to see the other two in the next two days.

Calypso Pineapple Mambo
Today’s card features a large sentiment from the Life Is Grand set. The set is a DistINKtive set, which means the ink stamps in different intensities to allow for the look of shadowing and natural shading. Simply perfect! Here’s the card:

Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend
I want you to look closely at the die cutting…the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits emboss the stitching on both the die cut as well as the negative. I took a side photo, hoping that you can see that I die cut out the larger rectangle from the DSP before adhering it to the card. I then die cut out the sentiment with the next size smaller rectangle and popped it up on Dimensionals.

Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend Close Up
Rectangle Stitched Framelits
I added Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon. It’s like the chameleon of ribbon as the striping makes it look like Melon Mambo on this card. I then finished it off  with the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. It was a quick and job since I used the Take Your Pick Tool to easily pick up one at a time and pop them on with glue dots. Love!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Life is Grand
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Take Your Pick Tool

Stay tuned to see the other two cards in upcoming posts. In the meantime, I’ll be working on more cards that feature both upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-Bration products! I think my next batch will include the Sale-a-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack that is FREE with a product order of $50. Yes! You’ll receive all 5 colors!

Preorder SAB Ribbon
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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Frosty Flakes with Snowflake Showcase

Snowflake Showcase Banner

I am continuing on with another card from the Snowflake Showcase suite. Scroll down for a link to the PDF flyer with all the product information.  For this card, I chose screaming bright colors and I couldn’t be more pleased. First, I took a half piece of Whisper White cardstock and sponged on Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick and blended them together here and there. I die cut out all the snowflakes, then using a sponge dauber, I sponged Frost Shimmer Paint directly on them. It only takes a few minutes for it to dry.

Frosty Flakes
I used a Stampin’ Spritzer with a few drops of the Frost Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol and spritzed the entire layer of Lovely Lipstick. I’m including a close up so you can better see the shimmer. I topped everything off with a Snowflake Trinket from the Snowflake Showcase! I do believe the Shimmer Paints are my all-time favorite product in the Holiday catalog!

Frosty Flakes Close Up

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Snow is Glistening
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick
Paint:  Frost Shimmer
Lovelies:  Snowflake Trinkets
Tools:  Snowfall Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Stampin’ Spritzer, Sponge Dauber

Click on the image below to see the flyer for all the products available.
Snowflake Showcase Promo
Click through this slideshow to see more samples from Stampin’ Up!

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Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs page tab at the top of the page for the 2018 Holiday Catalog 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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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!

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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/