Wink To My Person

As soon as I laid my eyes upon the beautiful, new Modern Heart set on page 51 of the Annual Catalog, I knew I had to have it. The sentiment “You’re My Person” is totally something I would tell the special someone I was thinking of when I bought this set. I stamped the heart in Memento Tuxedo Black so I could color it with a rainbow of Stampin’ Blends. After coloring it in, I covered it in sparkly Wink of Stella. The Stitched Shapes square die I cut it out with is a great little touch and the bright Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper and Mini Striped Ribbon are the perfect amount of boldness. I added the sequins knowing my person doesn’t really care for sequins all that much, but I liked them being white so they would take backstage to the heart. The inside sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and I added a ½” strip of the DSP along the bottom. The card base is 4 ¼” square and is the perfect size for this fun heart. I think my person will like it!

Wink To My Person
Wink To My Person inside
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Modern Heart
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Brights 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie
Love:  Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Basic Sequins, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits (retired)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend

I was so excited to discover that my pre-order would be delivered a day early! As soon as I got home from work yesterday, I dug in to check out all the fun goodies…and I was not disappointed! All products from the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure will be available beginning January 3, 2019. Here are the stamp sets I received today:

Preorder Stamp Sets
The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper is bold, bright, and perfectly happy.  I must admit that I have not reached for the Pineapple Punch cardstock in a few months. But with it being a main color in the DSP, I quickly reached for it and I’m so glad I did.  I decided to make 3 cards using the same colors. You’ll get to see the other two in the next two days.

Calypso Pineapple Mambo
Today’s card features a large sentiment from the Life Is Grand set. The set is a DistINKtive set, which means the ink stamps in different intensities to allow for the look of shadowing and natural shading. Simply perfect! Here’s the card:

Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend
I want you to look closely at the die cutting…the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits emboss the stitching on both the die cut as well as the negative. I took a side photo, hoping that you can see that I die cut out the larger rectangle from the DSP before adhering it to the card. I then die cut out the sentiment with the next size smaller rectangle and popped it up on Dimensionals.

Sequins Make Life Grand, Dear Friend Close Up
Rectangle Stitched Framelits
I added Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon. It’s like the chameleon of ribbon as the striping makes it look like Melon Mambo on this card. I then finished it off  with the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. It was a quick and job since I used the Take Your Pick Tool to easily pick up one at a time and pop them on with glue dots. Love!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Life is Grand
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Happiness Blooms
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Take Your Pick Tool

Stay tuned to see the other two cards in upcoming posts. In the meantime, I’ll be working on more cards that feature both upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-Bration products! I think my next batch will include the Sale-a-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack that is FREE with a product order of $50. Yes! You’ll receive all 5 colors!

Preorder SAB Ribbon
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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Graceful Glass Vellum Birds

I am enamored by the lovely stained glass look when using Stampin’ Blends behind images on the Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Vellum. It’s a soft, lovely effect that lends itself to be a beautiful sympathy card. To achieve the bolder colors, color one layer and let it dry. Then go over it again. This will darken it up. One tricky thing when working with vellum is trying to keep the adhesive from showing through. For this card, I put Mini Glue Dots where each bird is. The coloring on them hides the glue. The vellum is adhered to a larger piece of Whisper White and the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon is attached to it before popping the layer up on Dimensionals. I chose a delicate, small sentiment to balance it.

Graceful Glass Birds
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Vellum
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Real Red
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon
*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!

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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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Coastal Bay & Gorgeous Heather Dandelion Birthday Wishes

I decided to take a small break from the Holiday catalog to make some Birthday cards. This is such a great card – easy to put together and I love the monochromatic colors – it makes it so vibrant.  I am also addicted to using Stampin’ Blends on the Basic Jewels to color them the perfect shade. To achieve the Gorgeous Grape shade on the Rhinestones, first I colored them with Dark Blackberry Bliss then topped them with Light Bermuda Bay. Perfect!

Coastal Bay Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Grape Heather Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Stamp Sets:  Bokeh Dots, Dandelion Wishes, Picture Perfect Birthday
Cardstock:  [Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana] [Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather], Whisper White
Ink: [Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana] [Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather]
Blends: Bermuda Bay (Dark & Light), Blackberry Bliss (Dark)
Lovelies:  Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the Annual Catalog PDF. I will add the 2018 Holiday Catalog as soon as I’m allowed!

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Garden Impressions Day 4

Today is my final day of highlighting the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack. I thought the subtlety of Soft Sea Foam as the background color would help balance the boldness of the Melon Mambo roses. This sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set is the perfect counter-balance of whimsy. As you look back over the past few days, you will notice that all the cards use not only the same Designer Series Paper, but also the same ribbon and I took a mix-and-match approach with the Stitched All Around bundle of stamps and dies as well as the Enjoy Life and Rooted in Nature stamp sets and the Layering Ovals Framelits.  With just a few tools, the options are endless!

If you missed the previous posts, you can see the cards here for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

Garden Impressions Day 4
Stamp Set:  Stitched All Around
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:
B3G1 BannerB3G1 ListLet me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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Garden Impressions Day 2

Today’s card shows off the sweet side of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack. The pinks and oranges are positively lovely with the Soft Sea Foam background and pop of boldness with the Shaded Spruce leaves. The font of the sentiment from the Enjoy Life stamp set is flawless with the roses and fits perfectly in the die cut from the Stitched Labels Framelits. Shaded Spruce has easily become my favorite new Core Color shade of green.

If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see Day 1 here.

Garden Impressions Day 2
Stamp Set:  Enjoy Life
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Shaded Spruce
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a list of all the Designer Series Paper available with the July special:
B3G1 BannerB3G1 List

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

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