More Varied Vases Color Combinations

I am absolutely in love with the Varied Vases stamp set. I am equally in love with the layout of these cards, which I first did in my previous blog that you can see here. I have been thinking about varying color combinations and I am loving each one of these for differing reasons. I am also declaring right now that Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color! It provides a quiet background that allows all the other colors to shine through. I can’t wait for you to see these gorgeous colors in person – mark your calendars for June 23 so you can come to my New Catalog Kick-Off party! I’ll have more details for you soon!

This one really makes the Blueberry Bushel pop. Such a saturated, vibrant color!

Varied Vases in Blueberry Bushel and Powder Pink

Blueberry Granite Powder

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink
Lovelies: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot
And this one makes the Mango Melody pop. When I first ordered the new colors, I wasn’t too thrilled with Mango Melody. I knew I’d love it once I actually got my hands on it, though. I was right!

Varied Vases in Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody

Grape Granite Mango

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot

ONLY 9 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE NEW CATALOG IS LIVE! I’M SQUEALING WITH EXCITEMENT!

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Spotlight on Shimmery Black

I am fully in love this the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. It is so vibrant and makes me happy! I am also fully in love with the current trend that features accents of black and decided to focus on this gorgeous 3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon. I wanted one more little pop of black, so I used a cotton swab dipped into Staz-on Jet Black permanent ink and dabbed the color onto our Rhinestone Basic Jewels. It dried quickly and makes the perfect accent. I am quite pleased with the aesthetics of this card!

Spotlight on Shimmery Black

Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Staz-on Jet Black
Lovelies:  3/8” Black Shimmer Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Fun Fishy Thanks

It’s been a little bit since my last post, but I have a great excuse. I enjoyed a wonderful two weeks with my son on shore leave. Super sad that he had to go back to his base, but I know I’ll see him again soon.  So, now it’s back to stamping.

I have been wanting the Jar of Love bundle since it first came out…but I felt it would be overwhelming with all 37 stamps and 17 dies. My awesome mother bought them for me for Christmas and I couldn’t be happier! It’s not overwhelming at all – in fact, it’s super fun! Kind of reminds me of the old-fashioned ColorForms. Remember those? Love!

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Stamp Set:  Jar of Love
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Stack
Ink:  Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes, Pool Party Bakers Twine*
Tools:  Everyday Jars Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

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Banner Blessings Sticky Note Calendars

Every time my stamping club, The emBOSSing Queens, meet, I like to give them a thank you gift. Each November, it inevitably ends up being something I can put a calendar on. This year is no exception! The hardest part, for me, is deciding on the sentiment to use. As I was looking through all my sets for an appropriate one that fits throughout the whole year, I happened upon Banner Blessings. I haven’t used it in a while, but it was a great fit for my club ladies. And bonus – you can score it for half price in the clearance section, while supplies last!  These are so quick and easy to make. It takes just 2 pieces to make the base – 4 ¼” x 11” and 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. I found the easiest visual online at:  http://www.cardcreationsbybeth.com/2009_11_01_archive.html

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All the sticky-note calendars use Banner Blessing photopolymer stamp set, layering ovals framelits dies, assorted 3” x 3” sticky notes, and the large size calendars from www.vippies.com.

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Designer Series Paper: By the Shore
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mint Macaron

Designer Series Paper: Fruit Stand
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Cucumber Crush
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Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Designer Series Paper: Fruit Stand
Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz

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21st Birthday Shaker

I can’t believe I forgot to post this card last week. My son turned 21 and I wanted to make him (you guessed it) a shaker card. Hello. My name is Jennifer and I’m addicted to shaker cards. There. Admitting it is half the battle. I used several retired products on this fun card, but they were pretty popular products, so you may just have them sitting around your stamp room, too. Wipe off the dust and rediscover your love of them!

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Stamp Set: Crazy About You
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Birthday Bash*, Window Sheets
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies: Brights Candy Dots*, Miscellaneous Chunky Confetti**
Tools: Word Window Punch*, Stars Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Little Numbers Thinlits*, Brenda Walton Antiqua Number Sizzlits**, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Foam Adhesive Strips

* Retired Product
** Non-Stampin’ Up Product

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Llama Hat Dance

I just got back from a wonderful week-long visit with my niece and her family. I showed her my post of a different card I had made with the Festive Birthday Suite (you can see that blog post here).  As soon as I told her there was a llama in the set, she got so excited. So, naturally, I had to make her a llama card when I got back home.  I thought it would be fun to cut one of the little sombreros out of the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and put it on the llama all sassy-like.  I also paper-pieced the blanket on the llama. I am loving this collection of products!

Llama Hat Dance

Stamp Sets: Birthday Fiesta, Back to Basics Alphabet*
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Banner Punch*, 1/2” Circle Punch, 1/8” Handheld Circle Punch, Spellbinders Ovals and Scallop Ovals Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired products

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Fiesta Tag Party!

I broke in more fun goodies last night – the Festive Birthday Suite (pages 10-11 in the Annual Catalog). I can’t get over how hilarious the llama is in this set – reminds me of the movie The Emporers New Groove. I’d totally watch it right now, if I had a working VCR! I promise the next card to showcase this suite will feature the llama.

This suite just begs for bright, bold colors and I was not about to disappoint. The adorable Designer Series Paper pulls all these fun colors together. And I’ll admit it. I…I mean Hunter… absolutely HAD to have this set just for the sentiment!  You’ll definitely be seeing these products being used again and again!

Fiesta Tag Party

Stamp Set: Birthday Fiesta
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Lovelies:  Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Dots, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Festive Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch

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