Tranquil Tailored Gentleman

The True Gentleman suite on pages 44 and 45 in the Occasions catalog is an absolutely perfect collection to make dashing masculine cards. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. The richness of the Tranquil Tide with Night of Navy is elegant and smart. The punch makes multiples a snap and the buttons bring it all together. I have made several already and I am just getting started! These cards feature lines I scored using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add a little extra to the Tranquil Tide Strip. I used Fast Fuse to glue it down due to the added dimension of the button. And the final perfect little detail is adding glue with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to the lenses of the glasses to make them shine like glass. I’ve included a close up photo for you. I am entering this in the Watercooler Wednesday WWC153 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” challenge. Since it’s a suite that’s new to me, I’m also adding it to the Just Add Ink challenge, too!

A big thank you to my mother, Jean, for gifting this suite to me for my Birthday – I love it!

Tranquil Tailored Gentleman

Glasses

True Gentleman Suite

Stamp Set:  Truly Tailored
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: True Gentleman
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Lovelies: True Gentleman Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools:  Tailored Tag Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Fine Tip Glue Pen

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Hot Dog! Retirement Card

There’s a man I know that is retiring from a local community college at the end of this year. He’s the kind of guy  that will definitely get a chuckle out of a hot dog truck! This truck is too stinkin’ cute! It’s from an upcoming Sale-a-Bration set called Tasty Trucks. I keep laughing every time I look at it! The set will be available to earn beginning January 4, 2017.  I even broke out my Stampin’ Write markers for this task. I haven’t colored with them in a long time and had forgotten how fun that can be.

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Notice the windows, lights and reflectors. How funny! I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and added a layer of the glue. When it dries, it’s all shiny!

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Stamp Set:  Tasty Trucks
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Real Red, Sahara Sand
Lovelies:  Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Duet Banner Punch, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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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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Quick & Simple Star of Light

I absolutely love the Star of Light stamp set with the matching Starlight Thinlits dies. They work beautifully together to make quick and simple cards that highlight the intricacy of the dies. The dies cut perfectly with the Precision Base Plate. And is that “galaxy” stamp in the background not awesome? This is truly my favorite Christmas stamp set this season! I adore and miss retired 2014-2016 In Colors Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon. So which one of these do you like the most? I’m leaning more towards Blackberry Bliss, Gold Glimmer and Very Vanilla.  Tell me what you think!

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Stamp Set: Star of Light
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss* & Very Vanilla / Lost Lagoon* & Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer Paper / Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Blackberry Bliss* / Lost Lagoon*
Tools: Fine Tip Glue Pen, Starlight Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

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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/

Sending Love

I just love the softness of Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Delightful Dijon. It allows the Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder to absolutely POP against them! And I can’t say enough about the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits… they are perfect with the Sunshine Sayings stamp set. There are so many options with this bundle and you can save 10% when you purchase them together!  Don’t forget to use the Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate to get perfectly cut dies…and the magical Die Brush to get all the little pieces out without grief!

Sending Love

Stamp Set: Sunshine Sayings
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Ink:  Cucumber Crush
Lovelies:  Gold Sequin Trim
Tools:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Banners Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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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/

Holiday Catty Pre-Order Fun!

I had such a hard time narrowing down my pre-order choices from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  I’m sure I’ll get more…Thanksgiving can’t be ignored…but for now, here’s a quick look at my Christmas goodies:

Holiday Catty Stash

I decided to go with the Home for the Holidays suite.  Nostalgia at its best…takes me back to the late 70’s, early 80’s, and I can’t help but to smile when I see the images of the adorable reindeer and santas.

Pictured are:  Cozy Christmas Stamp Set, Cup of Cheer Stamp Set, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Gold Cording Trim and the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen, which will be perfect for adding small embellishments like sequins and glitter.

My goal is to send out a second post this evening with a fun Christmas card to get your juices flowing!

Happy Stamping!