Graceful Shimmery Dragonfly for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOSTTT001

I am a member of a most delightful Facebook group called The Joy of Sets. This year, there is a new blog with monthly challenges. Check out their website HERE.  The January challenge #JOSTTT001 is Tic Tac Toe:
jos jan 19 challengeI decided to go right down the middle – Twine, Circle, Blue. I chose two of my favorite shades of blue – Night of Navy and Pool Party. I colored both the Graceful Glass Vellum DSP and plain Vellum with Stampin’ Blends of the same colors. I stamped the Pool Party layer with the Crackle Paint background stamp available in the new 2019 Occasions Catalog. I then punched the large circle out of it with a 2 1/2″ Circle punch and wrapped the twine around the base layer. I took the piece I punched out, turned it around to the unstamped side and punched that with the 2 1/4″ Circle punch so there would be a border of Night of Navy when I glued it back down. I used the same 2 1/4″ size to punch out the Graceful Glass vellum and layered it on top using glue dots.  I like the look of it with that part recessed down and the dragonfly and smaller circle punches popped up…just wish it would photograph better. I made a sweet bow with the twine and adhered it with a glue dot to complete the challenge. I gussied it up with Rhinestones colored with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker and I added Wink of Stella to the dragonfly, smallest vellum circle and the middle of the Graceful Glass design. I am very happy with this card…I might just send it to myself!

graceful shimmery dragonfly
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams, Crackle Paint
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Designer Series Paper:  Graceful Glass Vellum
Ink:  Night of Navy, Pool Party
Stampin’ Blends:  Dark Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party
Lovelies:  Pool Party Baker’s Twine*, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Tools:  3/4″, 1”, 2  1/4” & 2 1/2”** Circle Punches, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform
*Retired Product
**Non Stampin’ Up Product

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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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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Birthday Happiness

A friend of mine has her Birthday the day after Christmas. Her favorite colors are pastel pink and blue and I wanted to make sure her Birthday card was soft and pretty. I decided to use the November 2018 limited edition Happiness Surrounds stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies. It’s so awesome how they coordinate! My friend let me know she received her card…and thanked me for adding in a cardstock insert to protect the embellishments. The post office destroyed the envelope and paper insert, but thankfully the card itself made it through undamaged! So that is your friendly PSA today. Protect your cards when mailing!
Birthday Happiness
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture on the Pool Party layer. This texture is created using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Today’s card is the third one in a row I’m sharing with you that uses this folder. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth! This close up also shows the effect from the Wink of Stella that I added to the Blushing Bride flowers. So soft and pretty.
Birthday Happiness Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Happiness Surrounds*
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pool Party
Lovelies: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon*, Pool Party Sale-a-Bration Ribbon*, Wink of Stella
Tools:  1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Snowfall Thinlits Dies*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

*Retired Product

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/

Stamp and Ink Free Petal Garden, Part 6

Welcome to Part 6 of my Petal Garden cards.

Today we wrap up this stamp and ink free series with a big, bold rose from the Memories & More Card Pack. It’s a die cut sticker adhered to Pool Party Cardstock, which was die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and a Calypso Coral scalloped circle from the same die set. I wanted a little bow, but didn’t want to wrap the Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine around the whole card front. So, I made a quick quadruple looped bow and adhered it with a glue dot.

Petal Garden 6

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Designer Series Paper:  Petal Garden Stack
Memories & More Card Pack:  Petal Garden
Lovelies:  Clear Wink of Stella, Old Olive 1/8” Sheer Ribbon, Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, 1/8” Handheld Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a look at all the cards:
Petal Garden All
Check out the new catalog and get that Shopping List started! Annual Catalog Cover

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Stamp and Ink Free Petal Garden, Part 5

Welcome to Part 5 of my Petal Garden cards.

Today’s cards also feature cards with lovely sentiments front and center. Again, we have the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch on the first card, but only peeking out of the left side. It makes a nice accent. The second card has the sentiment popped up with the Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine “anchoring” it to the top and bottom.

Petal Garden 5

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Designer Series Paper:  Petal Garden Stack
Memories & More Card Pack:  Petal Garden
Lovelies:  Clear Wink of Stella, Old Olive 1/8” Sheer Ribbon, Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, 1/8” Handheld Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a look at all the cards:
Petal Garden All
Check out the new catalog and get that Shopping List started! Annual 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!
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Stamp and Ink Free Petal Garden, Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of my Petal Garden cards.

Today’s cards feature cards from the Memories & More pack with sentiments front and center. I applied Clear Wink of Stella to both of these roses, too. I just love the shimmery effect!

Petal Garden 4

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Designer Series Paper:  Petal Garden Stack
Memories & More Card Pack:  Petal Garden
Lovelies:  Clear Wink of Stella, Old Olive 1/8” Sheer Ribbon, Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, 1/8” Handheld Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a look at all the cards:
Petal Garden All
Check out the new catalog and get that Shopping List started! Annual 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!
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Stamp and Ink Free Petal Garden, Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of my Petal Garden cards.

Today’s bold card shows off some fun ribbon wrapping. Old Olive’s demureness is the perfect accompaniment to the bold Calypso Coral. This is definitely a quick and easy card.

Petal Garden 3

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Designer Series Paper:  Petal Garden Stack
Memories & More Card Pack:  Petal Garden
Lovelies:  Clear Wink of Stella, Old Olive 1/8” Sheer Ribbon, Pool Party Solid Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, 1/8” Handheld Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Here’s a look at all the cards:
Petal Garden All
Check out the new catalog and get that Shopping List started!
Annual 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/