Happy New House!

My oldest daughter and her fiancé just bought a house. Sniff Sniff! My Doodlebug is adulting! I had already made them a congrats card using items from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit, but my mother asked me to make one for her to give as well. In the City* Hostess set to the rescue! I knew I wanted to do a line of houses and feature something that would put the focus on just one. At first, I thought about using a sunburst behind one house, but Hunter had a much better idea. She said, “Make all the houses gray, except for Syd’s! And make hers yellow, since that’s close to the color of the new house!”  So…as any good mother would do, I listened to the advice of my youngest daughter and here’s the final card. Super cute with those new Glitter Enamel Dots, too!

Happy New House

Stamp Set:  In the City (Hostess Set)
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Washi Tape (retired)

*This stamp set is a Hostess set, which means the only way you can get your hands on all its adorableness is by hosting a party or placing a qualifying order. Ask me about it! Here’s what is included in the set:

In the City Hostess Set
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Annual Catalog Cover

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Foxy Friends Duet

These two adorable cards you see below are all the fault of my niece, Kalyn. See…I had looked once or twice at the A Little Foxy Suite (pages 56-57 in the Annual Catalog). I thought to myself, “Yeah. That’s super cute. I just don’t think I would use it since my kids are all too old for little critters.” Each year, I make a stack of Christmas cards for Kalyn to send out.  Well. Wouldn’t you know. We were happily looking at the new Holiday Catalog and she decides she wants a card made with the fox in the Host set Cozy Critters. Now, you know me. I’m like the whole “Give a Pig a Pancake”, “Give a Mouse a Cookie”, “Take a Moose to the Movies” kind of chick. Here’s how it goes: Get the Cozy Critters stamp set…gotta have the matching Fox Builder punch…which means I need to get the Foxy Friends bundle of the punch and the Foxy Friends stamp set…which means I also need the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. Oh yeah. Stampin’ Up sure knows what they’re doing!  So, without further adieu, here are a couple of cute Birthday cards that, dare I say it, I would actually enjoy getting myself as an adult!  Oh, Kalyn. Thank you for being my excuse!

foxy-friends-duet

Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper:  A Little Foxy (6” x 6” stack)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Fox Builder Punch, Duet Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

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Hummingbird Thank You

I always like to include a card with orders I receive.  I wanted to do a soft, CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I settled on the Picture Perfect stamp set.  It’s been collecting dust because doing 4-step stamping can be very intimidating. They are by no means perfect, but I think the hummingbird is lovely. It is perfectly sized on the Whisper White Notecards, which are 5″ x 3/5″.  I love the hazy effect of sponging Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz for the background. The colors I used for each of the steps are:
1. Smoky Slate
2. Wild Wasabi
3. Marina Mist (stamped off once)
4. Marina Mist

Hummingbird Thank You

Stamp Set: Picture Perfect, Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes

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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/