Country Home with a Coastal Twist for the Joy of Sets October Blog Hop

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I am super excited to be participating in my second The Joy of Sets Blog Hop.  This month’s blog hop features the Holiday Catalog. You undoubtedly are joining me from Kim Oliver’s page and after mine, you’ll head over to Alejandra Gomez’s page. Links are below to help you hop along.

I adore so many products in the new catalog, but I have been absolutely in love with the Country Home suite since the moment I laid eyes on it. I knew I would feature that suite for this blog hop. I’ve made several cards already using autumn colors. You can see those posts here:
Grandma’s Galvanized Country Home
Tin Tile Country Home
Country Home with the Watering Can
Country Home with the Milk Jug

This time, though, I wanted to brighten it up and show that it is a beautiful set that can be used all year long. This is perfect for the spring or summer time as well.

Coastal Country Home
Here’s a close up of the flowers so you can get a better view of the Wink of Stella I added to them. The shimmer from that, along with the silver detail in both the Galvanized Clips and the Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine  really makes it stand out.

Coastal Country Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Galvanized Clips, Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stamparatus

Next ArrowPrevious ArrowIt’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your order in!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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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/

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Birthday Dream Catcher Memories

I was so excited when I discovered this Dream Catcher bundle in the Annual Catalog this year. I always had a Dream Catcher above each of my children’s beds, and mine, from the time they were born. It comforted them many times when they had a hard time falling asleep at night. They are all grown up now, but their Dream Catchers are still in each of their bedrooms. And mine, too.

Dream Catcher
Stamp Set:  Follow Your Dreams
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Mango Melody
Lovelies:  Gold Faceted Gems
Tools:  Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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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/

Sparkling Smile

I finally had a chance to ink up this set and it is just so much fun! Using White Embossing Powder for the letters helps them to pop out and the raised effect makes it all the more realistic. I wanted a little pop of color and Melon Mambo provided it beautifully. I embellished it with sparkling Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker because the inside sentiment reads, “ Your sparkle has not gone unnoticed.” The letter board is perfectly sized to fit the Layering Squares Framelits, which makes this card not only super cute, but super easy, too, as I die cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals. I should’ve taken a sideways photo so you can see it. Super fun!

Sparkling Smile
Stamp Set:  Letter Board Messages
Cardstock:  Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, Versamark Watermark
Stampin’ Blends:  Light Real Red
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Layering Squares 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/

Delightful Mañana Fiesta

My dear friend needed a Birthday card for her niece who happens to like cacti. I still have the Birthday Fiesta bundle from a couple years ago and I knew the Designer Series Paper with the itty bitty cacti would be hilariously adorable for the background. I enjoyed making this card and it came together quickly.

Delightful Manana Fiesta 2
I want to tell you about my decision to change the location of the cactus flower. As you can see from the card on the left, I originally had the cactus flower on the higher right branch. I decided I would prefer it on the lower left branch. I used my heat gun to blast the spatula end of the Take Your Pick tool about 5 seconds to warm it up. I was then able to slide it gently under the flower and was able to lift the glue dot without any damage! Yay Yay Happy Day!

Delightful Manana Fiesta Combined

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Birthday Fiesta*
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday*
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tranquil Tide
Lovelies: It’s My Party Enamel Dots*
Tools:  Fiesta Time Framelits*, Spellbinders Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

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!

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!

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/

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Today’s card is all about Miss Grace and her favorite color purple. She’s a sweet little girl celebrating her Birthday and I just love using glitter for little girls. Yes…parents just LOVE me. But, since Stampin’ Up doesn’t have any purple glimmer paper, I had to make my own.  I used a sponge dauber and sponged Highland Heather onto the Sparkle Glimmer Paper and turned it into a yummy cupcake!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace close up

The Coffee Cups framelits include a die that doubles as either a cup sleeve or corrugated cupcake liner as well as a die that doubles as both froth and a frosted cupcake top! I finished it off with the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, which happens to be one of my faves, and a few Glitter Enamel Dots. Happy Birthday, Grace!

Gorgeous Glittery Grape for Grace

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Coffee Cups Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!
2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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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/

Frosty Tiles & Winter Trees

I am so excited about all the fun new products in this year’s 2018 Holiday Catalog! When I spied the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, I knew it would be mine. The Winter Woods bundle, though, was not on my radar…until Miss Hunter said I needed it because the trees are different than the trees in the sets I already have. She’s such an enabler! I am so glad I did, though, because she is absolutely right…and who doesn’t love it when there are coordinating dies so there’s no need to fussy-cut?

Shimmery Winter Trees

Another new product that caught my eye is the Shimmer Paint. If you flip through the catalog too quickly, you just might miss it on page 38. There are 4 colors to choose from. I picked Frost White, but I am most definitely adding the other colors to my list! I shook the bottle, then used a sponge dauber and tapped it into the lid so I wouldn’t get too much paint on it. I sponged it onto the background layer after embossing it with the Tin Tile.

Shimmer Paint with Close Up

I am all-around thrilled with this card and the blending of two bundles – Farmhouse Christmas on pages 12-13 and Winter Woods on page 27.

Winter Woods Bundle

Farmhouse Christmas Bundle

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  Winter Woods, Farmhouse Christmas
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Lovelies:  Old Olive Sheer Ribbon, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, In the Woods Framelits, Farmhouse Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Spritzer


It’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your wish list going!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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/