Amazing Dragonflies and Brusho

If you know me, then you know just how much I adore dragonflies. When Stampin’ Up introduced their Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in the 2017 Occasions catalog, I was in heaven! I am so pleased they carried over and are still current. Today’s card features a beautiful Brusho Crystal Colours background and slight hints of sparkle with the new Faceted Dots in black. The “amazing” die from the Celebrate You Thinlits is the perfect font. The dragonflies are popped up using Mini Dimensionals, which are a perfect fit. I mounted the watercolor paper onto a Thick Whisper White card base for extra stability. It’s so much more vibrant in real life…guess you’ll just have to come to my Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 23rd to see it in person!

Amazing Dragonfly Brusho

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Color Medium: Brushos Crystal Colors
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Celebrate You Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

I am diligently working on samples for my upcoming Catalog Kick-Off Party (June 23) and I just had to share this one now. I usually use blues and violets when I color in birds, but Hunter suggested orange and yellow. This is one of the things I love about crafting – if one person doesn’t think of something, another person will! I am very happy with how this turned out. The Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers work beautifully to color and shade for a more realistic look. The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits make layering everything a breeze. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really makes a bold statement on the layering piece of Old Olive. And the pièce de résistance is the shimmery Wink of Stella on the bird, flowers and leaves!

Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

Here’s a close up of the shimmer Wink of Stella. It’s so hard to capture on film:
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Close Up
And here’s a close up of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It creates the most lovely, deep impressions. Just a quick spritz of water on your cardstock before you run it through the Big Shot will keep the cardstock from cracking.
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Leaves Close Up

Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella Clear
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Exciting Pre-Order Opportunity and Sharing Shimmering Flowers with Friends

I am so excited about the early release of the Share What You Love Suite! Stampin’ Up! is offering 3 bundles that you can purchase in May…one month before the catalog goes live, and there are some freebies involved, too! There’s one more super-special offer during May…keep scrolling to find out!

My favorite part of this suite is the beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. There’s touches of pearlized beauty on these thick sheets and I cannot say enough about them! I kept today’s card simple, with just a touch of ribbon peeking through on the sides of the “friends” die from the Lovely Words Thinlits. I really wanted to emphasize the pearl accents on the paper. Love Love Love! I darkened the color on this photo so that it’s a little easier to see the pearlized flowers.

Sharing Shimmering Flowers with Friends

Stamp Set:  Love What You Do (inside sentiment)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mint Macaron
Specialty Paper:  Share What You Love
Ink:  Mint Macaron (inside sentiment)
Lovelies: 3/8” Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon
Tools:  Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform


Here’s the “Just Getting Started” bundle, which is perfect for the new stamper. And you will receive the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes free!

Just Getting Started Bundle


Then, there’s the “A Little More, Please” bundle, which is perfect for avid stampers. With this purchase, you will receive both a pack of 40 Very Vanilla envelopes and the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit free!

A Little More Please Bundle


Oh, Boy…and then there’s the perfect bundle for people like me. It’s the “Gotta Have It All” bundle. With the purchase of this, you will receive a pack of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, AND the exclusive Statement of My Heart stamp!

Gotta Have It All Bundle


And the last, but certainly not least, special May pre-order is…the 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pad Bundle!!!In Color Bundle

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

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Swirly Banner Birthday

I decided to make a card with some soon-to-be retired colors. Wisteria Wonder is one that I will truly miss. I thought it would be lovely with the Sweet Sugarplum and I threw in a pop of Wild Wasabi for the leaves. All three of these colors will be joining the crafting world’s great beyond on May 31st. Be sure to stock up on cardstock and ink right away, as it’s while supplies last.

Swirly Banner Birthday

Swirly Banner Birthday Inside
Stamp Sets:  Banners for You, Number of Years, Swirly Bird, Fabulous Four* (inside sentiment), #imbringingbirthdaysback (envelope flap)
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Subtles*
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Bunch of Banners Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

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Retiring Painted With Love Suite

I am sad that the Painted With Love suite on pages 18-19 of the Occasions Catalog will be retiring on May 31st. It’s so cheerful and colorful…and can easily be used any time and not just during Valentine’s Day. I made this for a special someone and it came together just how I planned it in my head. The pop of gold hearts on the Specialty Designer Series Paper are accented perfectly with the random heart die cuts. I am very pleased with this one!

Retiring Painted With Love Bundle

Stamp Set:  Sure Do Love You
Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Painted With Love DSP, Gold Foil
Ink:  Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Love Mini Tinsel Trim, Regals and Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Message for Marcus

I had a wonderful time while Marcus was home last week. As always, his time home flies by way too quickly. He should have his new orders around the end of the summer, so that will most likely be the next time I’ll get to see him. I made this card while he was out with friends and slipped it into his Nintendo Switch case for him to find after he arrived back in upstate New York. Goodbyes are never easy.

Message for Marcus

Stamp Set:  Message in a Bottle
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Island Indigo
Lovelies:  Island Indigo Baker’s Twine*, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired product

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Feather Together with Brusho

Bear with me as I share another card with a Brusho Crystal Colours background. This one uses the green, which has specks of brown in it. It makes the perfect mossy shade for earthy cards. Now, I will be first to say that this card isn’t speaking to me like others do. Hunter said I should’ve put the feathers the other direction. I think I’m just not happy with the size of the banner. But, alas…I really wanted you to see the green Brusho.

Feather Together with Brusho

Stamp Sets:  Feather Together, Banners for You
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon*, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Gardens*
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, True Gentleman Buttons, Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Bunch of Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer

*Retired Product

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

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/