Classic Class of 2019

I was commissioned to make a card for a college graduate. Back when my middle child graduated High School, Stampin’ Up! offered a “Class of 2015” stamp. Obviously after using it for that occasion, it started collecting dust. I spied it and thought, “Hey! I should cut the stamp apart!” And that is what I did. I finally thought outside the box. I also decided to use gold foil for the year and I think it is a great fit with this card. I used a little-known die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection that cuts a series of small circles. Using this on the gold foil paper made the circles look like metal brads and I just love the effect! The Take Your Pick Tool was a lifesaver in picking up those little circles and placing them on the glue dots.

Classic Class of 2019
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Class of 2015
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Gold Foil
Ink:  Night of Navy
Tools:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Large Numbers Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Take Your Pick Tool

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just a few 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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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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#JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics

The Facebook group I belong to, The Joy of Sets, has a fun monthly Tic Tac Toe challenge blog (check it out here) and this time around, I actually achieved TWO rows! I was having a difficult time trying to decide what to do at first. But once I decided to stop overthinking it, it just started to flow. I love all the layers on this card and how there is such depth – some things are popped up on one Dimensional, some on two and the shaker component is made with the Foam Adhesive Strips. I can’t stop shaking it – I love the sound of the diamonds in it! Interactive shaker cards are the best!

Here’s the #JOSTTT005 May Challenge:JOSTTT005 Challenge

I did Green-Flowers-Stripes and Stripes-Blue-Emboss and I’m feeling so accomplished!

JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Front
JOSTTT005 Balmy Tropics Side
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Birthdays, Tropical Chic
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Lovelies:  Diamonds (Dollar Tree)
Tools:  Banner Punch (retired), Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Tropical Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform , Sponge Daubers

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 weeks 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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Stitched Lace Die & a Butterfly

Sorry about my absence on here…I had a visit from an awesome person that I don’t get to see very often. His arrival even trumped me opening an Annual Catalog pre-order box!  Today’s card is so simple, but looks stunning with the new Stitched Lace Dies that I know you will want – and you can get your hands on them when the catalog goes live on June 4th. Or, for even more fun, mark your calendar for my Annual Catalog Kick-Off Open House on Monday, June 17th and you can see it in real life. I’ll have more details for you coming up.

So back to this die set. It has one piece that is 5 7/8” x 4 5/16”, which will cover a complete card front. Then, there is an awesome second piece in which you can cut the scalloped shape shorter, either vertically or horizontally. When I made this card, the row I die cut out became a pretty doily style strip that I’ll use on another card. Oh my! And it even has a coordinating stamp set!

This card also uses a new 2019-2021 In Color called Rococo Rose. (Hunter said it sounded like a rapper’s name…hahahaha!) I love how soft and muted it is. So pretty in real life. (Please note the ink color and cardstock color are the same. Unfortunately, I am terrible at taking pictures. I definitely need Sydney’s camera skills.)  I also used the Butterfly Duet Punch and coordinating Butterfly Gala stamp set that were introduced in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. Perfect Simplicity!

Stitched Lace Die and Butterflies

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Butterfly Gala
Cardstock:  Rococo Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rococo Rose, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Butterfly Duet Punch, Stitched Lace Dies, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 weeks 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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Silly for Spinners

As the day of the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog release approaches, it’s always bittersweet. I am super excited for all the new colors and products, but also a little forlorn thinking about products past. I needed to make some Birthday cards for kids and I really like to have some kind of interactive element to them. Hunter suggested I make spinner cards. I hadn’t used my spinner pieces in years! I decided to brush off several retired items to make these cards and I’m so glad I did. I’m having a hard time not keeping one for myself just to fiddle with!

Be sure to click below for the lists of retiring products from the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog so you don’t miss out on something fantastic!

Silly for Spinners

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Take a Spin*
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango*, Tempting Turquoise*, Emerald Envy*, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday*
Ink: Tempting Turquoise*
Lovelies: Game Spinners*
Tools:  Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. There are just over 5 weeks 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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Vintage Happy Birthday with Ranger UTEP

Vintage Happy Birthday

Hmmm…what is UTEP you might be asking yourself as you scratch your head. Well, let me tell you! It stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and it gives the same effect that Crystal Effects used to! I discovered this awesome product while watching a card making video. The powder has large crystals, so it can be a little messy…just remember to heat from the underside so the crystals don’t fly away! It’s a Ranger product and I was able to find it at Michael’s craft store.
Ranger UTEP
It’s a beautiful effect on the Happy Birthday Thinlits die. I made this card for a certain daughter who loves photography and aquamarine shades. I felt like going with a little vintage feel. I think she liked it.

Vintage Happy Birthday Ranger EP

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Traveler*, Solar & Lunar (Prima Stamps)
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  DCWV Stack (JoAnn’s)
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Pool Party Thick Baker’s Twine*
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (Ranger), Heat Tool

*Retired Product

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple

I decided to dust off a couple retired products – we all have them and we all need to use them more! A couple years ago, there was a beautiful card kit called Watercolor Wishes. I just love the stamp set and knew the “You’re Amazing” sentiment was the perfect size for the 1″ slot I created. This layout is super easy – just cut your top layer piece 1″ shorter than a standard layer. Then, put it in the trimmer at whatever angle suits you and give it a cut. Glue it down with the end borders even and…TADA! A quick, easy way to add interest to your card!  Isn’t this Designer Series Paper just adorable? It’s only available for a couple more days – free with a $50 minimum purchase – during Sale-a-Bration!

The other dusty items on these cards are the Brights Collection Buttons. OMGoodness…I have no idea how old they must be! Anyone care to guess? I topped the buttons with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine tied in a triple bow. I first made a standard bow, but the twine was a bit too small for the scale of the buttons.

Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Watercolor Wishes*
Cardstock:  Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Painted Seasons (SAB)
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Lovelies:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Brights Collection Buttons*

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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Proud Mosaic Turnabout

I just discovered the stamp company Concord & 9th and their awesome Turnabout stamps. I could never explain them correctly, so I’m just going to give you the link to them:  https://concordand9th.com/collections/turnabouts

This card features the Mosaic Turnabout that I stamped in Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand. My friend had shared this photo of birds online and I was inspired by the beautiful colors and just had to make a card with them. And before you comment, yes. I know they are photo-shopped, but it doesn’t matter. Color inspiration can come from anywhere!

Blueberry Cajun Espresso Sand InspirationBlueberry Cajun Espresso Sand
I adore this bold sentiment, which is from the Stampin’ Up Annual catalog set called Friendly Expressions. It is perfect with the Layered Circles Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits and I didn’t feel any other embellishments were necessary. I popped the circle layers up on Dimensionals for added effect. I hope a certain someone living on a certain ship likes it!

Proud Mosaic Turnabout

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Friendly Expressions, Mosaic Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Tools:  Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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Daffodil Delight Sympathy

It’s never enjoyable when you need a sympathy card. And, unfortunately, it’s been very difficult these past couple weeks as I’ve lost one family member and two church family members, along with a friend who also lost a close family member. I’ve had several cards to make, including this one that I made for my mother. She loves yellow and I thought this would bring a little love in her mailbox.

Daffodil Delight Sympathy

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Remarkable You*, Lasting Lily (SAB)
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive
Lovelies:  Daffodil Delight Ribbon*, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder*, Big Shot

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:

SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Hop Around framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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/