Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy

I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday and happened upon a photo that an awesome photographer posted. Here’s the link to her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kariizmaphotography/

Sydneys Inspiration Photo

As soon as I saw it, I thought out loud, “What a gorgeous color combination! I’m going to make a floral card in those colors!” (Yes I have permission from her to post her photo…if you don’t know, she’s my talented daughter.) Here’s the color palette, if you’d like to Pin it for future reference:Sydneys Color Palette

I decided to use lots of new products I recently purchased. There is a large magnolia suite in the Annual Catalog, but many people may not be aware that there is a smaller, coordinating one in the Experience Creativity Beginner’s Brochure called Magnolia Blooms. It’s geared towards people that are new to stamping, but that doesn’t mean avid stampers can’t use the products, too. Click here to see the brochure.

This inspiration and color palette just sings “wedding” to me, so I wanted to work in some vellum. I ran a layer piece through the die cutting machine with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I die cut the gorgeous frame with the Petal Labels Dies out of Mint Macaron and the magnolia is colored with Stampin’ Blends markers. It was missing something from the Mint Macaron layer, so I asked Hunter what she thought it needed. Why do I even bother asking? Her answer for almost everything is to sponge it! So, that’s what I did. I love the extra texture from it. I finished it off with Pearl Basic Jewels colored with the Bronze and Petal Pink Blends and I decided to use the gorgeous Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon that retired from the Occasions Catalog in the spring…but I’ll bet there are lots of you that have it because it was a best-seller.

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy

Here’s the inside of the card:

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy Inside.jpg

And here it is with the matching envelope (no naked envelopes!):

Color Inspiration from Sydney Joy w Env
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Magnolia Blooms, Path of Petals (inside)
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Cardstock:  Vellum
Ink:  Petal Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Bronze, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Soft Suede
Love:  Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon (retired), Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Stampin’ Sponges, Petal Labels Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, 3D Embossing Plate, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot

Click on the catalog name to view the PDFs:
2019 Holiday Catalog
2019-2020 Annual Catalog

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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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Peacocks & Polka Dots

Here’s another sneak peek for you – the Woven Heirlooms stamp set, Pretty Peacock Cardstock and Ink, and 2019-2021 Designer Series Paper Stack will be available beginning June 4, 2019 when the new Annual Catalog goes live. You can see this pretty card for yourself if you attend my open house on June 17th, so be sure to mark your calendars!

Peacocks & Polka Dots
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Woven Heirlooms
Cardstock:  Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2019-2021 In Color Stack
Ink:  Pretty Peacock
Lovelies:  Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
Tools:  Delicate Lace Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just 6 days until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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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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Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

I had been eyeing the Classic Garage suite in the Occasions Catalog on pages 42-43 ever since I first perused the catalog last fall. I wanted it…then talked myself out of it…but I wanted it…then talked myself out of it… You get the drift, right?  Tokyo Drift…hahahaha I’m so punny! (That’s for all my Fast & the Furious fans.) Oh my! I digress! Anyway, I thought the Joy Fold layout would be great for this suite and I was right. The gas can is held down by Dimensionals on the right side of it so the yellow DSP layer with the gears and car on it tuck into the side of it to keep the card closed. Super fun, great masculine card. This one is being sent to a special little guy turning 10 this week. I think he’ll like it.

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card

Garage Joy Fold Birthday Card Opening
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage
Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Classic Garage 6” x 6” Stack
Ink: Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide
Tools:  Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Rectangles Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions 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!
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Quick and Easy Get Well Butterflies

Today’s card is super quick and easy with pretty die cutting details and wooden butterfly embellishments that I colored in Rich Razzleberry with a sponge dauber.

quickandeasygetwellbutterflies
The Butterfly Elements are another option in the Sale-a-Bration brochure…free with a $50 purchase. You receive 84 pieces that you can leave as is, or color with ink like I did! They coordinate beautifully with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (also a Sale-a-Bration choice) as well as the Gingham Gala suite on pages 34-35 in the Occasions Catalog. So fun!

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Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Floral Romance Specialty
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Butterfly Elements (SAB)
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Sponge Dauber

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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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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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!

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Shimmery Farmhouse Tree

I can never express fully the complete love I have for the Shimmer Paints. I spritzed the Vegas Gold onto the Mossy Meadow cardstock before die cutting out the Christmas trees. It is so beyond gorgeousness! I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum to maximize the shimmer. The adorably tiny Metallic Pearls are perfect!

Shimmery Farmhouse Tree
Stamp Sets:  Farmhouse Christmas, Winter Woods
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Farmhouse
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Lovelies:  Metallic Pearls, Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, In the Woods Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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!
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Velvet Snowflakes against Granite

Snowflake Showcase Banner
Stampin’ Up has a limited time offer of a unique new coordinating suite called Snowflake Showcase available beginning today, November 1 through 30 or while supplies last. Why is this suite of products unique? Because there are images and dies that can be used for almost any occasion and any time of the year! There are two stamp sets – Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, along with the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits Dies, Snowflake Trinkets, and White Velvet Paper. Each item is sold separately so you can mix and match!


For this card, I chose to go the opposite of my last super bright card. This one is more calming and makes me think of softly falling snow in the early evening. I used the wonderfully soft White Velvet Paper for the snowflakes and kept this card demure.
Velvet Snowflakes against Granite

And don’t forget to add some snowflakes to the inside, too!
Velvet Snowflakes against Granite Inside

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Snow is Glistening
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  White Velvet
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Gray Granite
Lovelies:  Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Lakeside Framelits, Snowfall Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform

Click on the image below to see the flyer for all the products available.
Snowflake Showcase Promo

Click through this slideshow to see more samples from my site and from Stampin’ Up!

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Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs page tab at the top of the page 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/