Epic Retirement

Today we will take a break from the bright, bold flowers of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and instead take a look at the awesome background stamp Crackle Paint in the upcoming Occasions catalog. Isn’t it a great backdrop for this card?  A coworker/friend commissioned a male retirement card and told me the retiree liked guitars. I decided to pull out retired stamp sets for the retirement card. See what I did there? Ha Ha Ha! I am too funny! I also decided to use some retired cardstock, ink, and candy dots, too. Don’t let your retired products get dusty, folks! There’s still life left in them! I just love how this card is truly a mix of old, current and upcoming products.

Epic Retirement
These upcoming Rectangle Stitched Framelits are so versatile and I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of them!

Rectangle Stitched Framelits
These new products will be available beginning January 3, 2019.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Crackle Paint, Epic Celebrations*, Teeny Tiny Wishes*
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar*, Lost Lagoon*, Whisper White
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar*, Lost Lagoon*, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Light & Dark Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Soft Suede, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Neutrals Candy Dots*
Tools:  Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder, Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Products

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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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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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!

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/

Flirty Peekaboo Peacock

I am so in love with Brusho Crystal Colours – they are so vibrant! I used Red and Yellow to make this gorgeous background. To work with the Brusho powder, I taped the watercolor paper down using Washi Tape onto a piece of cardboard. It helps to keep it from curling too much from all the water and when it’s all dry and you remove the Washi tape, it makes a beautiful border. Using the Aqua Painter, I covered the entire piece in plain water. Then I sprinkled on the Brusho powders and spritzed water on to move it around a bit. I love the embossed silver on it, too. For the peacock’s tail, I used sponge daubers to put Peekaboo Peach on the bottom and Flirty Flamingo on the top, being careful to blend slightly for continuous color. After I added the body in Melon Mambo, I fussy cut the peacock out to pop it up with Dimensionals. This color combo is awesome together!

Flirty Peekaboo Peacock

Flamingo Melon Peach

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Peacock
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Starburst Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer, Sponge Daubers

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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/

Amazing Balloon Celebration

I am so in love with the font of the sentiment “celebrate” in the Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You. I’m foreseeing a LOT of Birthday cards featuring it! Sometimes I forget about the extra dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, so when I decided on the banner in it, my eyes drifted onto the die that makes a row of circles. Perfect for that extra little pop of shine! This card makes me especially happy since it features the colors of my Alma Mater, Lakeshore Public Schools – Go Big Red!

Amazing Balloon Celebration

Stamp Sets: Amazing You, Balloon Celebration
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Petal Passion DSP
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Lovelies: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Embossing Powder, Metallic Foil Doilies
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/