Thank You, Friend

I’m still cranking out thank you cards! I received lots of yummy food from friends while recuperating so when I return the dishes and baskets I like to include a little note.  I love the Host Stamp Set in the annual catalog, Love You Lots.  The animals featured in this set make adorable note cards.

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How simple and cute is this 3 x 3 note card?! I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 3 x 6 and scored it at 3″. The real red layer is a 2 3/4 square and the stamped whisper white layer is a 2 1/2 square.  I stamped the ladybugs and sentiment with Basic Black ink and then colored the ladybugs with my real red marker. Next, I made an envelope using a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Sending Love 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the Envelope Punch Board. It is so simple to make your own envelopes following the simple directions right on the envelope punch board.  This is definitely one of my favorite tools as I use it for more than just envelopes.  You can make all kinds of candy treat holders, etc.  You get a lot of bang for your buck with this one… it is only $20 (item # 133774) and even has a built in corner rounder.

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Here’s a short video showcasing the Envelope Punch Board.

I dressed up my envelope with some organza ribbon and real red bakers twine (left over from the holiday catalog). I stamped and colored some more ladybugs then cut them out with the Layering Circles Framelits .  I added a scalloped circle cut in basic black and adhered this to the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This way the ribbon piece just slides off to open the envelope.

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Love You Lots Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 141801
Price: $9.00
 *This host stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards.
Take a cute animal, add a heartfelt sentiment, and you have a one-of-a-kind, handmade-from-the-heart card. The animal images are also adorable on cards and scrapbook pages for children. This set is certain to become a go-to for your card making.

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to host a workshop and earn exclusive stamp sets like this one! It’s fun and easy! Contact me for more information (j.stark@myactv.net).

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21!

Click HERE to Shop.  February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW

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Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150.  Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

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Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email at j.stark@myactv.net if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW  

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more. Click HERE for more information.

How To Make A Triple Bow

Yesterday I shared a card I made with a triple bow. Several people asked about how I made the bow so I thought I would attempt to share the details.  First of all, I have a little wooden bow maker that a husband of one the ladies in card club made for everyone.  Here’s a picture of mine.

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This little gadget makes bow making a breeze!  You just spread out the pegs for larger bows or bring them closer for thin ribbon and/or tiny bows.  It’s quick and easy!  I did a little research and found one similar from Amazon but it was expensive and from reading the reviews it seems the pegs didn’t stay in the holes. Fortunately, two of my blog followers, Sonny and Nancy, shared information from a fellow demonstrator, Debbie Henderson, who sells them. (Thank you ladies for sharing! I love how we help each other!!) Here is the link:

https://debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com/p/daves-stamping-tools-for-sale.html

To make the triple bow on yesterday’s card, I just wrapped the ribbon around the pegs three times.  Cross the ribbon over in front (like an X) and take the top ribbon and bring it under and over through the center of the pegs.  Then wrap it under the ribbon in front and tie it in a knot. My photos aren’t great but hopefully you get the idea.

Then you just slide it up and off the pegs and cut the ends.The back is facing you so when you turn it around you have a perfect bow. (*I have a pair of scissors that I use just for cutting ribbon.  Believe me, it is worth the investment to get a good pair of ribbon scissors!)

I use glue dots to attach the bows to my projects.  Here’s a close up of yesterdays card with the bow. You can click HERE to see the full post.

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Here’s some bows I made using the organza ribbon. What do you think I’m doing with all these bows?

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These bows are some of the ones I made to go with one of the project kits I’m sending out to everyone who placed orders with me in February. Click  HERE to find out more about my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet” TO GO!

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Get one FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you order. 

3 new items were added to Sale-A-Bration on February 21st.***These are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so get the glimmer paper quickly!****

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Click HERE to shop.  

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW  

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration 2017 is going on now through March 31!!

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21!

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

Host!

Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to set up a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Everyone Needs A Friend Like You

Today’s card is the result of several factors…I didn’t clean up my craft area after creating yesterday’s cards, mint macaron was everyone’s favorite choice from yesterday’s comments, I love this sentiment and font from Suite Sentiments, and I have some pretty amazing friends! I love this card inspired by Olga Cavanaugh.

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The glimmer paper, mint macaron cardstock,  Succulent Garden DSP and framelits were just sitting on my desk.  I cut the glimmer paper with the So Detailed Thinlits Dies using my Big Shot and the Precision Base Plate.  I attached it to the mint macaron cardstock using Tear & Tape along the top of the die.  Then I cut a piece of DSP 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhered the ribbon with Tear & Tape before adhering the DSP to the card base.

I stamped the sentiment in Mint Macaron ink and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut a mat in Mint Macaron.  I attached this layer to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I made a triple bow with mint macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

*UPDATE: Click HERE for information on how I made the triple bow.

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Stamp Set: Suite Sentiments  Ink: Mint Macaron  Paper: Mint Macaron, Succulent Garden, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper  Tools & Accessories: So Detailed Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon, Presision Base Plate, Die Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape

 

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The Glimmer Paper used on today’s card is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order.

Get one FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you order.  Click HERE to shop.  

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW  

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more. Click HERE for more information.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration 2017 is going on now through March 31!!

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21!

Host!

Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email at j.stark@myactv.net if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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A Glimmery Thank you

Yesterday I shared the 3 new Sale-A-Bration items. My favorite new item is the  6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack!  I need a lot of thank you cards so I decided to play with the new glimmer paper to make some cards.

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I have used this simple card design before. You can change the DSP and choose a variety of sentiments then cut them out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits. I used  DSP from Floral Boutique, Succulent Garden, and Blooms & Bliss.  The DSP is cut at 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 and matted with a layer of cardstock that measures 3 3/8 x 3 5/8.   I chose colors to coordinate with the new glimmer paper from Sale-A-Bration…Bermuda Bay with Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum with Old Olive, and Mint Macaron with Island Indigo.

The sentiments are from Suite Sayings, Suite Sentiments, and Dragonfly Dreams though many others would fit as well.  I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut the butterflies from each of the different colors of glimmer paper. The 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack comes with 12 sheets; 4 each of 3 colors (Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum).

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Here’s a look at each of the cards with envelopes to coordinate.  Which one is your favorite?

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For more inspiration check out this video showcasing the new glimmer paper.

Here’s the samples from the video showcasing the glimmer paper as well as some projects using the 3 new Sale-A-Bration items. These items are available while supplies last.  Get yours today!

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Get one FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you order.  Click HERE to shop.  

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW  

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more. Click HERE for more information.

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VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

Feeling the Love!

Thank you for all the well wishes, thoughts, and prayers! I feel blessed to have such wonderful friends, family, and co workers who have lifted my spirits with food, flowers, gifts, and cards. I thought I would share with you some of the beautiful homemade cards I received.

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Such talent and inspiration! (And so very thoughtful!)  I have missed creating and blogging! I am on the road to recovery and looking forward to getting back to stamping. I received this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit, Many Happy Birthdays, and I can’t wait to put together these fun cards. The pull tab candle cards can be used for invitations, birthday wishes, or as gift card holders. The kit will blow you away with nine cards in three different designs, a versatile photopolymer birthday stamp set, two Classic Stampin’ Spots, and gold glitter candle flames for added flare. Check out the video below.

 

You can earn a free gift and SAVE with a 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription!  Subscribe here or contact me if you have any questions.

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Stampin’ Up! just released 3 new Sale-A-Bration items that are available starting today through March 31st. Woo Hoo!! You earn one FREE item for every $50 purchase. Click HERE to shop my online store and start earning your FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

Click on the image below to see the new items.

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You will still be able to order any of the 12 other Sale-A-Bration items with a qualifying order.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW  

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more. Click HERE for more information.

Z is for…zzzzzz

This is not the ending to my alphabet series I planned.  Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and all we can do is try to knock it out of the park! I had to have surgery yesterday and will be taking some time to rest and recuperate. I am hoping for a speedy recovery so I can get back to stamping and my sweet little 4 year old students. Til then, browse past projects and enjoy life!

Check out my “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet”  HERE.

Find out how to participate in my Card Swap HERE.

Shop my online store HERE.

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150 do not use this code…you will earn hostess rewards and you’ll still get the free gift.

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Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration 2017 is going on now through March 31!!

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! will have three new Sale-a-bration products available starting on February 21!

Host!

Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email me at j.stark@myactv.net if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW

Sale-A-Brate with Paper Pumpkin and More!

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Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of papercrafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. You get all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about Happy Mail! Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! Paper Pumpkin subscribers always have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion. Your first kit includes a free gift—a clear stamping block. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!

During Sale-A-Bration you can earn a free gift and SAVE with a 3 month prepaid subscription! Talk about a Win! Win!paper-pumpkin-sab

Check out this video showcasing all the 2016 Paper Pumpkin kits.

Paper Pumpkin truly is for everyone! My Paper Pumpkin Players range in age from 9 – 90! Meet Claire, my newest and youngest Paper Pumpkin Player (and one of my favorite former students). She came over last week to put together the valentine treat boxes in her January kit.  We had so much fun! She is adorable and was so excited to make her kit!  She is a natural crafter!

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The January kit included 24 treat boxes! Claire had enough for all her classmates and 3 left for her family. Just perfect!

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Do you want a hint what’s going to be in the February Paper Pumpkin Kit?  I heard it through the grapevine that the February kit will be a “unique” card kit!  I’m intrigued!  I like unique cards, how about you?  You need to Subscribe by the 10th of the month (That’s tomorrow!) in order to receive the February kit! SHARE THE LOVE!  Consider giving a Paper Pumpkin subscription as a gift for Valentine’s Day!  Contact me if you have any questions.

Here’s more news to Sale-A-Brate…3 new Sale-A-Bration items will be available starting February 21st!  Click on the image below to see the new items.

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You will still be able to order any of the 12 other Sale-A-Bration items with a qualifying order.

Have you heard about my “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” TO GO? Click HERE for all the details.

Share your creativity and join my Card Swap. Click HERE  for more information.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Earn a FREE gift for every $50 you spend through March 31. Use the February hostess code K3VM6YBW when you check out to receive my monthly gift.  Click HERE to shop.