Bushel of Healing Hugs

There’s a sweet lady I know that, unfortunately, needed surgery. Before I even sat down at my craft table to create her a card, I knew I wanted to use the Healing Hugs stamp set. I also knew I wanted the rose to be stamped in Blueberry Bushel. I was inspired by a bold card I had spotted online. I decided to pair it with a very pale green for the leaves to help intensify the already brilliant blue. I had just received the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder from my beautiful man in brown (UPS driver) earlier that day and thought it would be just lovely as the background texture.

Bushel of Healing Hugs

I colored the Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends marker. Usually I struggle to remove the jewels with my paper snips or paper piercer, trying to make sure the adhesive on the back comes off with the jewels and doesn’t stick to the paper backing. Let’s talk about this for just a moment. This time, I used the new Take Your Pick tool and it was a dream! This new multipurpose tool includes a piercer, stylus and putty to pick up small items…and a spatula! The spatula slipped right under my pearls and I am tickled pink! You simply MUST get one! Here’s a quick 3 minute YouTube video that shows all the bells and whistles:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nihh0cc81pU&feature=youtu.be

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel, Soft Sea Foam
Stampin’ Write Blends:  Dark Night of Navy
Lovelies: 1/8” Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Take Your Pick, Stampin’ Spritzer, Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants

Today’s card features another new stamp set in the upcoming Holiday catalog, which will be available to order from beginning September 5, 2018. Pheasants are dear to my heart, as they remind me of my dad. Back in 2009, Stampin’ Up! released a stamp set called Autumn Days, which also featured a pheasant. I bought the set to make my dad’s Birthday card with it. Unfortunately, he passed away a few weeks before his Birthday. I made him a Missing You card and placed it in his casket. You can see that card here. So, as you can imagine, as soon as Hunter and I saw this new Pleasant Pheasants stamp set, she looked at me and said I had to get it…in my dad’s memory. So, dad, this card is for you, too.

Keep reading for a couple of techniques featured on this card.

Thankful for Pleasant Pheasants


Background Block Stamping With Markers
I know for myself that it can be difficult to color in images that are realistic, so I tried a technique that is new-to-me. This was super easy – as you can see by the steps below. I used Block E and scribbled Stampin’ Write markers on it. Then I spritzed it about 8 to 10 times with water. I then placed it directly on to the Whisper White cardstock. I wasn’t able to capture it on a photo, but when you place it on the cardstock, you can actually see the color absorbing right into the cardstock. It doesn’t take very long to dry, either. Just keep in mind that the cardstock will bow a little.


Customizing Pearls
I adore the new Braided Linen Trim, but I needed a little something extra. I grabbed my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends marker and colored directly onto the pearls with the brush end. Since Blends are alcohol markers, they dry almost instantly and the color won’t rub off.  Another excuse for me to buy more Blends colors so I can have pearls of any color I need!
Blends on Pearls

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Pleasant Pheasants
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Stampin’ Write Blends:  Dark Soft Suede
Lovelies: Braided Linen Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Banner Triple Punch, Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the Annual Catalog PDF. I will add the 2018 Holiday Catalog as soon as I’m allowed to.

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The Joy of Sets – New Catalogue Blog Hop August 2018

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I am so excited to participate in my first blog hop! There is a wonderful International group on Facebook called The Joy of Sets and everyone is welcome to join! You have hopped to my site from Alejandra Gomez’s and next up after me is Angie McKenzie’s. You can click on the arrows at the bottom of the blog post to continue on your hoppy way. This month’s topic is anything new from the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog. I have used two new stamp sets, one new color, one new ribbon and a new framelits set…such fun!

A coworker asked me to make a Birthday card for her friend…who just happens to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator like me.  I know this lovely Birthday lady, as our daughters were on the same travel soccer team together a few years ago. As soon as I sat down to make a card, the creative juices flowed freely. This is the first time I inked up the Abstract Impressions stamp set and I am in love! It’s just so pretty!

JOS Abstract Details Outside
Below is a close up shot of the gorgeous Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon…and as you look at the photo, perhaps you’ll notice the added stitching on the Flirty Flamingo cardstock strip, complements of one of the decorative embossing dies in the Stitched Labels Framelits. That collection of framelits also includes the beautiful framed piece with striking detail as well.

JOS Abstract Details Close Up
This photo of the inside of the card shows how perfectly the sentiment in Detailed with Love coordinates with the Abstract Impressions set. And we pull it all together with a matching stamped envelope.

JOS Abstract Details Inside

Stamp Set:  Abstract Impressions, Detailed with Love
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo
Lovelies:  Poppy Parade Mini Striped Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Thanks so much for viewing my post and I hope I have inspired you to ink up your new stamps, too! Click on the “Next” arrow to hop on over to Angie’s post!

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Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDF!

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Mirror Image Technique with Feathered Friends

One of my Stamp Club members asked for me to teach them the Mirror Image Technique. If you know me, then you know I went on a YouTube viewing frenzy trying to find the best way to create a mirror image of a stamp…and it paid off! After hours of pouring through different technique videos and trying each one out myself, I finally found the one that produces the best image transfer. A huge thank you to France Martin for this video: https://youtu.be/j4uwbKN7TIU

I decided to have my clubbies do the mirror image with the birds from Bella & Friends. The smaller parrot was part of the stamp that includes the dog with the balloon, so I confidently cut the stamp apart so I could have the little bird separate (see the cutting line in my photo below). So much easier! I used to be scared to cut my stamps apart…but now I rarely hesitate.

Bella Stamp Set

I knew I wanted to highlight the gorgeous paper in the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack and I wanted summery, fun colors. Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party were super fun together and make a very cheerful all-occasion card. I’m so glad we have Stampin’ Blends in those same colors, too!

Mirror Image Featherd Friends

Tip of the Day: When using a Dynamic Embossing Folder, be sure to use a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly spritz both sides of cardstock with water before running it through the Big Shot. This step will prevent cracking of the cardstock from the deep impression.

Stamp Set:  Bella & Friends
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Lovelies:  Faceted Dots
Tools:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stampin’ Spritzer

Give the Mirror Image Technique a try and let me know if you think it’s as easy as I do!

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDF!

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Missing My Cutie Pie

I was delighted to have my son home for just over 3 weeks between duty stations. I always make him a card to slip into his luggage when it’s time for him to leave. I decided to make a punny card this time and, even though I’m a huge Stampin’ Up fan, Lawn Fawn always has something silly and perfect for each child of mine. I chose to make a 3” x 4” card so I could use a piece of the 6” x 6” Wood Textures DSP to make a coordinating envelope. Try not to chuckle when looking at that little pie’s face!

Cutie Pie
Stamp Set:  Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Crumb Cake
Tools:  Cutie Pie Lawn Cuts, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Envelope Punch Board

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Grapefruit Smiles

The sharpness of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper (what a mouthful!) is simply stunning. I love that all the sheets are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. And, as long as you use a light hand, you can sponge or spritz any color you like on it. I decided to keep this one classy and clean with tone-on-tone layering of the delicious 2018-2020 In Color, Grapefruit Grove. The faux bow using coordinating 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect subtle embellishment beside the oval sentiment which is layered onto a scalloped oval in Grapefruit Grove. I popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals and also popped up the full base layer with Dimensionals onto the card base. I am in love with this paper, stamp set and color!

Grapefruit Smiles
Stamp Set:  Detailed With Love
Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut
Ink:  Grapefruit Grove
Lovelies:  1/8” Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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/

Unicorn Horns & Glitter Bombs

Oh my! Who doesn’t love unicorns? Who doesn’t love glitter? I had made a thank you card for someone a few days ago and she loved it so much, she commissioned a set of 10 note cards using the same unicorn and fun Glimmer Paper. I figured I better package them up in a couple Acetate Card Boxes – gotta keep the glitter contained (just a little)! I was able to fit 5 cards in each box. Super fun! Now we just need to convince Stampin’ Up! to un-retire these products!

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Stamp Set:  Magical Day*
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper*, Glimmer Assortment Pack*
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Write Markers: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

*Retired product

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

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