Birdhouse Birthday

These little birdhouses are the most darling little things. And the sweet birdie peeking out the window is adorable. I enjoyed coloring this with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. When I finished the focal point, i realized I needed texture in the background. I reached for the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder. The Dynamic folders are designed to leave a deep impression. I chose to run it through the Big Shot on platform 1 with just one acrylic plate on top to give it a softer look. I love it – and it doesn’t detract from the main image. Such a fun card!

Birdhouse Birthday

Stamp Sets:  Flying Home, Birthday Wit
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Peekaboo Peach, Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies:  Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins
Tools:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch

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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

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Petal Passion Blends

I must admit that I felt intimidated by the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  But now I can’t get enough of them – they are so easy to work with. I relaxed in front of the TV and colored in the beautiful flowers on one of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper sheets and the vibrant colors are gorgeous with this black and white paper! The DSP makes 6 full card fronts, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try out different color schemes. I wanted the focus to be on the flowers, so I chose a small sentiment. To make it pop a little, I added a black banner underneath that I brushed Wink of Stella on for a little sparkle.  I love how these turned out and I can’t pick a favorite – I love all of them. Relaxing and fun!

Petal Passion Blends 1

Here are all 6 cards:

Petal Passion Blends 3    Petal Passion Blends 2

Petal Passion Blends 4

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Cardstock: Various, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Petal Passion
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Various Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies: Brights, Regals and Subtle Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Tools: Banner Triple Punch

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/

Eclectic Wisteria Twist

The more I use Lemon Lime Twist, the more I love it…and it is so pretty paired with the soft Wisteria Wonder. This card features Designer Series Paper from the first Sale-a-Bration brochure, which is currently available.  The stamp set is from the Sale-a-Bration second release, which will be available for you to earn from February 16 – March 31. It is such a versatile set with all the background pieces. Definitely a must-have!

Eclectic Wisteria Twist

Stamp Set:  Eclectic Expressions
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Bubbles and Fizz
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies: Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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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Embossed Picture Perfect Candles

The Picture Perfect Party suite on pages 4 and 5 of the Occasions catalog is so colorful and happy! This suite sure was named appropriately – the Designer Series Paper stack features double sided 6” x 6” paper with photographic images on one side! I loved the candles and wanted to preserve how long they were. I also wanted to use the “Happy” embossing folder from the Celebrations Duo. The bright colors coordinate perfectly and the Tutti Frutti sequins from the Tutti Frutti Suite on pages 28 and 29 have 3 colors that are also in the Picture Perfect Party suite! One card uses a Berry Burst sequin and one uses Pool Party. I think I’m liking the Pool Party one a little more. Which one do you like better?

Embossed Picture Perfect Candles

Stamp Set:  Picture Perfect Birthday
Cardstock:  Berry Burst Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Picture Perfect Party
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist
Lovelies: Tutti Frutti Sequins, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon
Tools:  Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Amazing Balloon Celebration

I am so in love with the font of the sentiment “celebrate” in the Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You. I’m foreseeing a LOT of Birthday cards featuring it! Sometimes I forget about the extra dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, so when I decided on the banner in it, my eyes drifted onto the die that makes a row of circles. Perfect for that extra little pop of shine! This card makes me especially happy since it features the colors of my Alma Mater, Lakeshore Public Schools – Go Big Red!

Amazing Balloon Celebration

Stamp Sets: Amazing You, Balloon Celebration
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Petal Passion DSP
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Lovelies: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Embossing Powder, Metallic Foil Doilies
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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Happy Early Caffeine Burst

A friend’s Birthday is right around the corner and I felt the Coffee Cups framelits would be perfect for her. I’ve been using up a lot of my Designer Series Paper lately in my efforts to #cutitdonthoardit, but I was really keeping a tight grip on this particular sheet of coffee rings. I just love it as the background and I’m so glad I used it, along with some Color Theory DSP for the cup. There’s a lot of dimension going on here, as I popped up the Crumb Cake oval, the cup, the sleeve and the lid. I think it allows the thickness of the Bitty Bow to fit in quite well. The Magnetic Platform is a dream come true, cutting out the shapes without the dies moving on me. I hope my friend likes her card as much as I enjoyed making it!

P.S. Big thanks to Hunter for telling me to put the ribbon behind the oval. I struggled a little with that placement!

Happy Early Caffeine Burst

Stamp Sets:  Coffee Café, In the City (Hostess)
Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Coffee Break, Color Theory Stack
Ink:  Berry Burst, Early Espresso
Lovelies: Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon, 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows
Tools:  Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

I am just loving this color combo! Berry Burst pops brilliantly against the shades of brown. Pin this color combo for inspiration!

Early Espresso Berry Burst Crumb Cake

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