Shimmery Farmhouse Tree

I can never express fully the complete love I have for the Shimmer Paints. I spritzed the Vegas Gold onto the Mossy Meadow cardstock before die cutting out the Christmas trees. It is so beyond gorgeousness! I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum to maximize the shimmer. The adorably tiny Metallic Pearls are perfect!

Shimmery Farmhouse Tree
Stamp Sets:  Farmhouse Christmas, Winter Woods
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Farmhouse
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Lovelies:  Metallic Pearls, Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, In the Woods Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Wishing You Merlot Glimmer Greetings

The stamp set used on today’s card is called Wishing You Well. It’s hidden on page 35 of the Holiday catalog. I say “hidden” because it’s one of those sets that I skimmed right past without really looking at it. Most likely because of the quiet tones used in the sample. But, as it usually goes with me, I started seeing such pretty cards online. The more ideas I saw, the more I wanted it. And so it goes…

Wishing You Well is part of Stampin’ Up!’s line of Distinktive Stamps. These stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity. This really shines through with the organza style bow. Simply beautiful and so easy to achieve! Another nice feature of this stamp set is that it can be used all year round – the sprig can be stamped in Crushed Curry to resemble wheat or it can be stamped in any shade of green and bright flowers can be added. So many possibilities with this one beautiful set!
Wishing You WellI decided to go bold with this card and I must say I am absolutely smitten with the gorgeous, deep tones of the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper. It brings such a richness to any project. The Joyous Noel Suite can be found on pages 28-29. I initially ordered just the glimmer paper from this suite, but since then have also ordered the coordinating Specialty Designer Series Paper, Merry Merlot & Copper Ribbon, and the Sprig Punch. Can’t wait to get those in my hands! But, since I don’t have those products yet, I decided to use the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, which is part of the suite on pages 12-13.
Wishing You Merlot Glimmer Greetings
I also chose to use the Metallic Pearls as the perfect details for the wreath. They are tiny, but easy to add to the project with our Take Your Pick tool using the spatula option.
Take Your Pick ToolThis is such a quick and easy card – no Big Shot necessary, as the bow is fussy-cut by hand the circle is a punch. Now you have no excuses not to send out hand-made-with-love cards this season. I hope you’ve had a chance to look through the Holiday catalog and get some of the products into your hands – Christmas will be here in 53 days!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Wishing You Well
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Farmhouse
Specialty Paper: Joyous Noel Glimmer
Ink: Merry Merlot, Old Olive
Lovelies: Metallic Pearls
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog 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!

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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!

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/