Southern Blends

These cards feature a stamp set in the new Occasions catalog that I think is easily overlooked. It’s on page 49; opposite of the Waterfront set, which is getting a lot of (rightly deserved) attention.  I bought the set knowing that I wanted to use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers. I also popped on a few of the Glitter Epoxy Shapes. I thought the iridescence of them would help to highlight the Clear Wink of Stella shimmer that I added to the flowers. It’s so hard to get that shimmer to show up in the photo. You’ll just have to take my word for it. The yellow one is my favorite. Which is yours?

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Stamp Set:  Southern Serenade
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon, Glitter Epoxy Shapes, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

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Tailored Fresh Pears

Today I’m sharing with you the thank you cards for my Birthday gifts. It’s been awhile since I pulled out the Envelope Punch Board and I sure have missed it! It’s so fun making envelopes to match your cards. Here’s a set of 6 cards with envelopes that only use 2 sheets of cardstock and 2 sheets of Designer Series Paper (DSP), along with some scraps of neutral. The card bases are cut 3” x 8” and scored at 4”. This adorable size requires a 6” square piece of DSP to make an envelope. So, we’re using one full piece and half of the second for the envelopes. That leaves half a sheet to cut front layers. These cards feature some retired products, but I just love pears (especially Anjou!) and wanted to use the lovely Fruit Stand DSP.

Tailored Fresh Pears

Stamp Set:  Fresh Fruit*
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Fruit Stand*
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon*, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Tailored Tag Punch, Washi Label Punch*, Envelope Punch Board

*retired product

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Epic Rainbow of Sneakers

Today I got my hands on the Stampin’ Blends…and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Definitely a learning curve, but one I’m willing to take the time to master! Below is an assortment of adorable 3” x 3” cards.  I used standard Whisper White for the stamped piece, but decided to use the Thick Whisper White for the card base. It really makes a difference.  I wanted to give several Blends colors a try and thought the sneakers would be fun for my club member thank you cards (I like to give a thank you to each of them with every order). I feel like Epic Celebrations isn’t getting the recognition it deserves…it’s a darling set and I can’t wait to make a card with the headphones and guitar! It’s part of the Sale-a-Bration going on right now, so the only way you can get your hands on this  set is with a minimum purchase of $50 and the stamp set is FREE!

Epic Rainbow of Sneakers

Stamp Set:  Epic Celebrations
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Lovelies: Brights, Regals & Metallic Enamel Shapes

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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!

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Delightful Watercolor Palette & 2018 Occasions and SAB are LIVE!

Woo Hoo! The time has arrived! The Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure are live! Here’s a super cute card I made using the stamp set Petal Palette and Watercolor Pencils. The camera didn’t pick it up, but there is also a gorgeous shimmer of Wink of Stella on the roses that looks beautiful with the Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon!

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Stamp Set: Petal Palette
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper
Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Wink of Stella
Tools: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Layering Ovals Framelits Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the covers below to view all the awesome new products!
2018 Occasions Catalog Cover                         2018 SAB Brochure Cover

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Amazing Copper Party

Stampin’ Up never ceases to thrill me with their Sale-a-Bration offerings…and 2018 is no different! This set is called Amazing You and is free with any product purchase of $50. There’s even a set of matching dies called Celebrate You that are available, too! I thought this color combo of Island Indigo and Pool Party was perfect with the bold splash of copper embossing powder, foil sheets and ¼” trim. I am so happy with this card!

Amazing Copper Party

Stamp Sets: Amazing You
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pool Party
Specialty Paper: Copper Foil Sheets
Ink: VersaMark
Lovelies: ¼” Copper Trim, Copper Embossing Powder
Tools: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Flourish Thinlits, Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot Die Brush, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot

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

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Subtle Petal Palette

It’s that time of year again when we all get super excited about all the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration products coming to us in January. When I looked through the Occasions catalog, the Petal Palette suite was calling my name. Stamp set, dies, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, embossing folders…it has it all! I simply HAD to have it!  Here’s a sampling for you that showcases one of the embossing folders.

Subtle Petal Palette

Stamp Set: Petal Palette
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:  Perfect Plum, So Saffron
Lovelies:  5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot

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

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