A Touch of Tulips with The Joy of Sets Blog Hop

March 2020

It’s time once again for a super fun blog hop with my fellow The Joy of Sets hoppers! Scroll to the end to see the complete list of hoppers. Our theme this month is anything Easter or Spring. What a perfect time for tulips! My mother has always loved yellow tulips, so she is the inspiration for this card.  I adore this fun fold and thought it was perfect for the flowers. I used the Tulip Builder Punch with a sticky note to create a mask so that I could have some of the flowers in the background without stamping over the foreground.

March 2020 A Touch of Tulips

March 2020 A Touch of Tulips inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Timeless Tulips, Thanks for the Laughs (inside)
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Specialty DSP: Golden Honey
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Love:  Flax Ribbon
Tools:  Tulip Builder Punch

Please be sure to click on the “Next Blog” link below to visit Allie’s page! If you missed anyone else, be sure to click on their name to see theirs!

NextAngélique Nederpel
Sue Allen
Gez Carpenter
Tricia Butts
Libby Fens
Fiona Whitehead
Rebecca Jo Unwin
Brenda Nelson
Jill Chapman
JoAnn Pollock
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Annette Ball
Susan Webster
Angie McKenzie
Jennifer Arent <— YOU ARE HERE
Alejandra Gomez

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2nd Release SAB brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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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 and Easy Get Well Butterflies

Today’s card is super quick and easy with pretty die cutting details and wooden butterfly embellishments that I colored in Rich Razzleberry with a sponge dauber.

quickandeasygetwellbutterflies
The Butterfly Elements are another option in the Sale-a-Bration brochure…free with a $50 purchase. You receive 84 pieces that you can leave as is, or color with ink like I did! They coordinate beautifully with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (also a Sale-a-Bration choice) as well as the Gingham Gala suite on pages 34-35 in the Occasions Catalog. So fun!

ginghamgalasuite
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Floral Romance Specialty
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Butterfly Elements (SAB)
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Sponge Dauber

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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Amazingly Sweet Birthday

Oh My Goodness! This card is so sweet, I need to brush my teeth! The Designer Series Paper on this card is from the How Sweet It Is Suite on pages 14-15 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog. This particular striped piece was the complete inspiration for this card. I don’t have the matching stamp set and dies yet, but the stamp set Incredible Like You has a whimsical style that pairs great with the colorful paper.  It is so easy to line up the flower layers for detailed two-step stamping. I can’t wait for you to be able to get your hands on this stamp set and paper…they will both be available on January 3, 2019!

Amazingly Sweet BirthdayIncredible Like You stamp set
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Incredible Like You
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  How Sweet It Is
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

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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Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

Sorry it’s been a couple weeks since my last post, but I was lucky enough to have my son home for 10 days for Christmas and I enjoyed all my time with him. I’ll be sharing the card I tucked into his backpack with you tomorrow. It’s pretty darn funny.

I finally inked up the beautiful stamps in the Flowering Desert set last night. I have never lived in a desert region, nor have I ever visited a desert region, but I am always drawn to desert style stamps. There’s something about the loneliness and isolation a desert represents that makes me wistful for quiet and peace. As soon as my eyes gazed upon page 29 in the upcoming Occasions Catalog, I knew this stamp set would be the first one I ordered. Flowering Desert SetThe Soft Suede layer is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. It does just what the name implies – creates a subtle texture that is so pleasing to the eye. This set will be available beginning January 3, 2019 so get your wish list ready!

Subtle Flowering Desert Sneak Peek

I am also loving the trio of colors I chose for this card. The Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede are quiet and soft…and then Melon Mambo comes along for an awesome pop of color to brighten everything up!

Mambo Pear Suede

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Flowering Desert
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White (card base)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Lovelies: Glitter Enamel Dots, Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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/

Bushel of Healing Hugs

There’s a sweet lady I know that, unfortunately, needed surgery. Before I even sat down at my craft table to create her a card, I knew I wanted to use the Healing Hugs stamp set. I also knew I wanted the rose to be stamped in Blueberry Bushel. I was inspired by a bold card I had spotted online. I decided to pair it with a very pale green for the leaves to help intensify the already brilliant blue. I had just received the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder from my beautiful man in brown (UPS driver) earlier that day and thought it would be just lovely as the background texture.

Bushel of Healing Hugs

I colored the Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker. Usually I struggle to remove the jewels with my paper snips or paper piercer, trying to make sure the adhesive on the back comes off with the jewels and doesn’t stick to the paper backing. Let’s talk about this for just a moment. This time, I used the new Take Your Pick tool and it was a dream! This new multipurpose tool includes a piercer, stylus and putty to pick up small items…and a spatula! The spatula slipped right under my pearls and I am tickled pink! You simply MUST get one! Here’s a quick 3 minute YouTube video that shows all the bells and whistles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nihh0cc81pU&feature=youtu.be

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam
Stampin’ Write Blends:  Dark Night of Navy
Lovelies: 1/8” Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Take Your Pick, Stampin’ Spritzer, Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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

https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

Pearlized Lucky Friend Card

Today’s card showcases both the pearlized accents in the Designer Series Paper along with the coordinating Pearlized Doilies in the early release of the Share What You Love Suite. It also uses a new 2018-2020 In Color called Grapefruit Grove. Delicious! For more details on the bundles available now, see my previous post here.

This first photo shows the complete card.  I’ve also used a label from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, so all the die cutting was done for me – no extra tools needed!

Pearlized Lucky Friend Card
This photo is at an angle so you can see just how much of the pearlized accent is in this luscious paper and the doily. You can also catch a glimpse of the sparkle in the ribbon. It is one of my favorite ribbons of all time!

Pearlized Lucky Friend Close Up
Stamp Set:  Love What You Do
Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, So Saffron
Lovelies: Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, Pearlized Doilies, 3/8” Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

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/

Share What You Love – Showcasing Beautiful Day

I am excited to share another card showcasing the beautiful Designer Series Paper in the early release of the Share What You Love Suite along with a fun sentiment from the coordinating stamp set, Love What You Do. For more details on the bundles available now, see my previous post here.

I have taken this photo at a bit of an angle towards the window to try and capture the pearlized touches on the flowers. Squint and you can see it! I also used the silver flower embellishment that is available exclusively in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. It is so pretty!

Showcasing Beautiful Day
Stamp Set:  Love What You Do
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies: Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, Rich Razzleberry 1/4” Velvet Ribbon, 5/8” Burlap Ribbon
Tools:  Petals & More Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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/

Blooms Banners and Blends

I am sharing this with Hunter’s permission.  She put together this pretty card that uses the Birthday Blooms flower. She used Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to color it in and it is gorgeous! She used sentiments and the leaf sprig from the Banners for You set, which I am not sure I would’ve even thought to pair with the flower, but they look like they could’ve come from the same set. She added quiet dimension by gluing the flower panel down flat, then the strip above is popped up on one layer of Dimensionals and the right side panel is popped up on two layers. I tried to capture a little of the shadow…can you tell? It’s a beautiful card with rich, vibrant colors and perfect for spring. Thank you, Hunter!

Blooms Banners and Blends

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blooms, Banners for You
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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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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Berry Beautiful Watercolor Birthday

I really tried resisting the purchase of the Beautiful Day stamp set. I mean, how many flower stamps do I really need? And then the samples started popping up…everywhere! Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest…and you know how that goes. Yes. I bought it. Yes. I love it! This card features the image embossed in silver on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored using ink and an Aqua Painter. So easy and so beautiful – this stamp set was definitely named appropriately!

Berry Beautiful Watercolor Birthday

 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Old Olive, Shimmery White
Ink: Berry Burst, Old Olive, Versamark
Lovelies: Silver Embossing Powder, Clear Faceted Gems
Tools: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter

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/

Fresh Watercolor Birthday

I’m part of a swapping group called #imbringingbirthdaysback and I needed to make a card to send to one of the participants in Canada. Since it’s out of the country, it’s best to try and stay away from bulky cards. I decided to make a watercolor background and stamp the flower from Artistically Asian right onto it. It’s so far out of my comfort zone since I am all about dimension and layers. I wish I could merge these two cards into one – I love the bolder watercolor background, but like the look of the other one with the Copper Trim wrapped around 3 times. I stepped it up with a few random In Color Enamel Shapes and some Wink of Stella on the flower. I also decided to heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder on the lower right corner, but it’s difficult to see in the picture.  Can you spot the new products?  I’m super excited about all the new goodies!  I also love this color combo of Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, and Copper. I think I’ll be using this combo again!

Fresh Watercolor Birthday

Stamp Sets:  Artistically Asian, Happy Birthday Gorgeous (NEW!)
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!)
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!), VersaMark
Lovelies:  Copper Trim (NEW!), Copper Embossing Powder, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

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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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