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Stampin' Up! Cup of Tea book binding fun fold card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to find unique gifts and enjoy making cards to coordinate. Today’s birthday card and bookmark is one I made for a friend who loves books and tea. The Cup of Tea Bundle and the “book binding” fun fold was the perfect choice for the occasion. I used some retired DSP (to coordinate with the gift). You can easily substitute a pattern from the Tea Boutique 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper or any from your “stash”.
Stampin' Up! Cup of Tea book binding fun fold card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here are the dimensions to make this quick & easy book binding fun fold:

  • Card Base (Cherry Cobbler): 11 X 4-1/4, score at 4 1/4 & 5 1/2
  • Card Stock Layer (Basic Black): 4 x 4, 1 x 4
  • Designer Series Paper (retired Sale-A-Bration): 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, 7/8 x 3 7/8
  • Inside Layer (Basic White): 4 x 4

Adhere Tear & Tape (or other strong adhesive like Multipurpose Liquid Glue) along the 1 1/4 score line from the fold allowing the card to open like a book. I stamped the tea cup in Memento Black, the stems in Pear Pizzazz, the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, then die cut each with the coordinating dies. The lemon is die cut from a scrap of Crushed Curry and the flowers I fussy cut from the DSP.  I found the Novel Tea bags on Amazon…they are so cool as each one has a quote from a novel.

I like to let the card decorate the gift package.  Simply adhere a clear envelope to the front of a bag and slide the card in. Add some tissue paper and it’s done!!!
Stampin' Up! Cup of Tea book binding fun fold card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I plan to use this quick & easy fun fold design to make cards for all my book club friends! Let’s have some fun….What’s the last book you read? I have been on a Taylor Jenkins Reid binge lately….Love her books! Just finished Daisy Jones and the Six (excited to watch the limited series coming out in March)! Also loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Malibu Rising and more!!!! Leave a comment below sharing a good book you’ve read lately for a chance to win some blog candy! I’m always looking for my next good read! I will pick a random winner to receive a gift in the mail from me.

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Heron Habitat Thank You Card

Stampin' Up! Heron Habitat with Fern Embossing Folder thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Maryland’s eastern shore is a great place to live! I enjoy watching the native wildlife, especially the blue herons. One of the first things I do each morning is look to see if  “Harry” is visiting. He is often hiding in the water; however, he’s rather skittish when I try to get close to take his photo.

I love having breakfast (and/or lunch) while observing “Harry” so there was no doubt the Heron Habitat Bundle would be part of my stamp collection. This custom die set includes a versatile sand edge, cattails, and groupings of embossed coastal plants perfect for creating a robust scenery. This set also includes a vertical and horizontal label for expressing heartfelt sentiments. The stamp set includes five all-occasion messages to express joy, celebrate together, and show appreciation.
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This stamp set and coordinating dies are great for creating masculine cards.
Stampin' Up! Heron Habitat with Fern Embossing Folder thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s the details if you would like to make this card:

  • Garden Green Cardstock – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 for card base, 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 layer embossed with Fern 3D Embossing Folder, 2 1/4 x 6 strip for envelope, scrap to die cut grass
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock – 2 3/8 x 5 1/2 layer
  • Basic White Cardstock-scrap to stamp heron in Memento Black then color with colored pencils and blender pen and die cut, 4 x 5 1/4 for inside layer
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – die cut oval to stamp with water image in Pear Pizzazz then sponge with Balmy Blue using Blending Brush

Stampin' Up! Heron Habitat with Fern Embossing Folder thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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*The Heron Habitat Bundle has low inventory at the moment,  so if you want it, I suggest you order soon (before it goes on backorder)!

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Ginkgo Branch for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge – TTTC193

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Happy Thursday!  I am so excited to be back on the Tic Tac Toe Design Team! It is so much fun and easy to create using inspiration from the challenge board! Just pick 3 in a row and create! This is the board that we are playing along with this week:
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I chose the top row White Cardstock/Flowers/Pearls and created an all occasion watercolored card using the Ginkgo Branch Bundle.
Stampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch thinking of you card idea with watercoloring technique- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s the details:

  • Polished Pink Cardstock – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 for card base, 4 x 5 1/4 layer, 1/4 x 6 strip for envelope
  • Basic White Cardstock- 3 3/4 x 5 embossed with Subtle embossing folder, scrap to stamp sentiment and cut with Ginkgo Branch Die
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – die cut Ginkgo Branch flower die and color using water painters and the following ink refills: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper Assortment (Polished Pink Polka Dot pattern)- 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 , 2 x 6 for envelope
  • Simply Elegant Trim – wrap around pink layer and tie a bowStampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch watercolored all occasion card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to make today’s project from my online store. The Ginkgo Branch Bundle from the New Mini Catalog can be used for many different occasion cards. Here’s a look at the bundle.
Stampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch Bundle - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Yesterday I shared another card made with the Ginkgo Branch Bundle. If you missed that post, you can view it HERE.

See how simple it is to create using elements from the challenge board?! I would really love for you to play along this week. Just pick 3 and create! You can go across, down, or diagonal. Make sure you visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see what the other designers created this week! You’ll find the Link Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation with us. Have fun!

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a new project. You can create any project and use any elements/supplies as long as it fits within the three elements (in a row, column or diagonal) of your choosing from the tic tac toe challenge board that is set for the current challenge.
  2. You may enter up to a maximum of 3 times as long as the creations are new.
  3. If you have a blog, you should include the challenge graphic in your post and link back to our challenge.
  4. If you are posting in a gallery (like SplitCoast, Pinterest, or any other social media platform), make sure you mention our challenge with a link back to the challenge and use the hashtag #tictactoechallenge and the hashtag found on the challenge (eg: #tttc001)
  5. Your submission link should be a direct link to your project post, not a general link to your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or other gallery account.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Designers’ Picks, and may be deleted.
  6. We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able to! Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. No CAPTCHAs please! Please remember to turn off word verification.
  7. All submissions are due Thursday at noon CST – that’s when the InLinkz will close. Winners will be announced on Saturday. New challenges go live every Thursday.
  8. Post your project using the InLinkz Tool, which can be found below the current challenge.

Here’s another reason to enter this week’s challenge…

Be a Guest Designer

Were you selected as Designer’s Choice? If so, we’d love to have you as a GUEST DESIGNER!

Here’s a little bit about the opportunity:

  • Guest Designers will be scheduled in the order requests are recieved.
  • Once you fill out the form, you will be contacted by one of our Guest Designer Coordinators
  • You will be assigned a challenge board to play with the team that originally selected you (Team X or O)
  • You don’t need to have a blog. If you only post to social media sites, just provide the URL to your account (or direct Pinterest board). The day the challenge goes live, we’ll link to the exact URL of your entry.
  • You will receive further instructions on how to provide your project picture to us, and other requirements (see the form on the website for some of that info)
  • You can be a Guest Designer for every time you’ve been selected Designer’s Choice!

Can’t wait to have you as our guest! If you have any questions or need help please feel free to contact me!

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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