Celebrate Sunflowers for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop July 2020

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The inspiration for my card today came from this garden photo I took many years ago.

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When my son was little we planted sunflowers.  All summer long he watched them grow and got so excited the taller they grew.  He couldn’t wait to get dressed, run outside, and stand beside the sunflowers to see how tall they were in comparison to himself. He would report daily and tell me it was as tall as his “boo boo”, up to his knees… on up until they were over his head. He is all grown up now and started a new job this week.

I chose Celebrate Sunflowers to make a card to congratulate my son. This bundle is one of My Favorite Things from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  You can see all of My Favorite Things HERE.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My card features four of the new In Colors (Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, and Just Jade). The double Z fun fold design was perfect to showcase this “growing” sunflower. If you look at the side view you can see how it got it’s name.Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the different sentiments and fonts in this stamp set! They are versatile and work for thank you cards and many different celebrations…birthday, graduation, job promotion, etc. The sentiment I used inside was perfect for my growing sunflower!

Check back tomorrow to see another version of this card as well as all the details to make this fun fold! *See below for a complete list of the products I used.

Here’s a fun fact about sunflowers.

For card and project inspiration using Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers visit www.juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop, which will be August 12th when our theme is “My Happiest Season.” The Design Team will showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Happy 4th of July! We watched Hamilton last night (I highly recommend it!!!) and it really put me in the Patriotic spirit! I love celebrating this holiday for so many reasons! This year is a little different celebration but I’m determined to make it a fun family celebration none the less! Usually we would be celebrating with 20 or more of my family in Massachusetts with a traditional New England clamboil! Yum!! (I am really missing my fresh seafood this summer!!!!) Even though it will be just the three of us (quarantined at home) this year, there’s two traditions that we keep no matter where we celebrate…a flag cake and sparklers! While my daughter baked and decorated the cake this year, I made table favors.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Stitched Stars table favors for 4th of July - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Sparklers are so much fun for any age! These tags are quick & easy to make with the Stitched Stars Dies and some red, white, and blue!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Stitched Stars table favors for 4th of July - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here”s the details:

Measurements

  • Real Red: 2 x 4, 3/4 x 2 1/4 strip for sentiment
  • Whisper White: 1 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Pacific Point: 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 to cut stars, 7/8 x 2 1/4

Directions

  1. Adhere Whisper White to Real Red. Punch 1/4 hole at the top and bottom.
  2. Cut Stitched Star Die and layer on white strip. Slide sparkler through the holes and through the top and bottom of the stars to hold the die in place. (No adhesive needed!)
  3. Stamp sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers with Versamark on Real Red strip and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Adhere Pacific Point layer then adhere on stars with Stampin’ Dimensionals. (These keep the die in place.)
  4. Thread a 6″ piece of Real Red Stitched Grosgrain ribbon (from Playful Pets Combo Pack) through the hole at the bottom and tie a simple knot. Adhere leftover stars from die with mini glue dots on top of ribbon and sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Stitched Stars table favors for 4th of July - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Did you notice the candy cup in the photo above? The Mini Coffee Cup is a sneak peek from the Holiday Mini Catalog which will debut next month! It’s part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite and has dies to cut wraps to go around the cups, a stamp set with lots of sentiments and images to decorate the cups, embossing folders, DSP, ribbons, embellishments, and even a Mini Coffee Cup Carrier.  I’ll be sharing more about all that later! For now, lets take a look at this Patriotic cup which holds some red, white, and blue M&M’s.

Stampin' Up! Heartwarming Hugs Mini coffee cup Patriotic candy favor - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is another simple project that’s quick & easy! I cut 6 red strips measuring 3/4 x 3 1/2 and adhered them around the cup. I used the Warm Wraps Dies (available in August) to cut the wrap around the bottom. I punched the stars and added those around the bottom with mini glue dots then added a rhinestone to each. I filled a cellophane bag with M&M’s and tied it with the stitched red grosgrain ribbon. I cut a red circle using the largest Layering Circles Dies for the base. These would make great gifts for friends, neighbors, or veterans!

Here’s a look at some other 4th of July and Patriotic projects I’ve shared starting with my very first blog post from 4 years ago today !(*You can click on the image to see the original post.)

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat holder made with Envelope Punch Board. For directions and more visit juststampin.com

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat box. For directions and more visit juststampin.com
Stampin' Up! Stitched Stars and A Wish For Everything Patriotic Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Do you have a favorite project? I’d love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below! I loved reading all your comments the other day. I know some of you have been following me from the very beginning and I appreciate your support and encouragement! You inspire me to keep doing what I love! The random winner is……. Pat V.  Congratulations Pat! Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will put your card in the mail to you!
I hope you have a wonderful day! How will you be celebrating? I can’t wait to cut into this cake my daughter made!
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It’s called a “poke cake” and it’s a white cake with strawberry jello which makes red and white stripes on the inside.  The topping is whip cream! If you look closely and count there’s exactly 50 blueberries (stars) and 13 stripes on the cake. We take our flag cake seriously around here!  LOL
Don’t forget to order your Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet to go for July! Click HERE for details!
Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive Offer! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits, tutorials, treats, and more! * See Rewards below). Please use the current host code.  *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to Shop. 

July Host Code: MB9R99YU
Product List (Click on the image to purchase in my online store.)

Bommus Days 2020

EARN BONUS DAYS COUPONS IN JULY – For every $50 you spend July 1 – August 3, 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4 – 31 2020.

Details:
  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes.

Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect in addition to BONUS DAYS COUPONS when you place an online order with me in July:

  • Handmade thank you card (featured HERE) in the mail with any order.
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! July tutorials feature the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: MB9R99Y
  • Free card kit –  Purchase the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase.

FREE Tutorials with Purchase (Please remember to add the host code!)

  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

Product List (Click on the image to purchase in my online store.)

Order your July Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet Today!

I am back on track! Product Shares and Swatch Books are completed.Thank you cards, gifts, and tutorials were sent out to customers for their online orders. I have received my new catalog goodies and I am ready to create a new kit to go for you!

My “Kit Buffet TO GO!” is intended to make it easy for you to be able to see and try out different products while being able to substitute different stamps you already have. You don’t have to worry about having coordinating designer series paper to go with the cardstock, the right color ribbon to match, or other embellishments…everything is in the kit and shipped to you!  You just need to stamp and adhere.

Here’s a look at one of the cards that was included in my May kit to go. Everything comes to you cut, punched, and ready for you to create!

Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color card assortment - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet TO GO cost:  $15 (plus $3 to cover shipping and handling)

Here’s how you can reserve your seat at the buffet table:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” in the subject line. *Make sure you include your mailing address! Then send payment through PayPal. To do this, go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address (j.stark@myactv.net). Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($18 which includes shipping), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check. I sold out in the past so don’t wait to order!

Here’s what others have said about my past kits:

I love your kits. Your attention to detail is amazing. Instructions are fantastic and precise so that each item is quick and easy to put together. The pictures are a big plus in following the instructions.. Thank you so much for making these kits available to us.   Bernice P

Oh my goodness, thank you! I so enjoyed the last kit! Kept me occupied for a week! And this set is equally as beautiful! You do such thoughtful and intriguing projects! Please know that your talents and creativity are appreciated! (And your directions are a retired teacher’s dream!)  Nancy B.

I love Jeanie’s kits – they are are like getting a beautiful gift when you open the envelope! Her directions are clear and I have loved what I have gotten. Because I am away from home for the winter I have limited supplies with me, so these kits make it much easier for me to continue crafting while I am away!  Nancy H.

Your photos and instructions are great. Christmas was just too much fun. I was able to whip up some extra gift card holders using your measurements which was so fast and easy.  I will send you an email to reserve another fun kit! It is fun to use papers and stuff I don’t have yet too.  Chris R. from Iowa

Please count me in! Besides being great cards, it’s the BEST value out there and I’d do this even if you charged more–your time is worth more than you are charging!
Thanks, Jeanie. Excited to see the new things you’ve come up with.
Susan

I worked on your Card Buffet this afternoon. What a delightful way to

spend an afternoon! Your directions and photos really are EXCELLENT. I
think that part of the reason that you write such good instructions is
because you are programmed to teach little kids; it makes you really
good at spelling out every step. Well done!  ~M~

My kit arrived today and I’m so excited!  What great cards and I love the flexibility.  They’re beautiful.   Thanks, Susan

Your kit arrived yesterday and I’ve had great fun putting it together. You did a terrific job!  I love the way everything coordinates (which is my biggest challenge) and the kit was so well organized with the pieces for the box all together neatly in a glassine envelope.  Such attention to detail!  

Your instructions were impeccable.  Your pictures were beautiful and a big help in putting everything together. Obviously I am very pleased. And I will be ordering again if you have future kits.    Thank you so much,
Deborah M

Just Stampin’ Buffet TO GO Kits include:

  • Pre-cut supplies for four projects (3 different cards and a 3D project). *Stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy.
  • Envelopes for non 3D projects
  • Pre-punched items and/or die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments
  • Photo Tutorial and directions to complete each project (sent via email)

Orders need to be placed by July 15th.  I will email you when your kit is shipped (on or before July 27th) and will include the directions to put your kit together.

Did you leave a comment on my post the other day for a chance to win some blog candy? Tomorrow is my blog anniversary and I will be announcing the winner.  Click HERE to comment if you missed that post.

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive Offer! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits, tutorials, treats, and more! * See Rewards below). Please use the current host code.  *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to Shop. 

July Host Code: MB9R99YU

Bommus Days 2020

EARN BONUS DAYS COUPONS IN JULY – For every $50 you spend July 1 – August 3, 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4 – 31 2020.

Details:
  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes.

Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect in addition to BONUS DAYS COUPONS when you place an online order with me in July:

  • Handmade thank you card (featured above) in the mail with any order.
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! July tutorials feature the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: MB9R99Y
  • Free card kit –  Purchase the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase.

FREE Tutorials with Purchase (Please remember to add the host code!)

  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

Product List (Click on the image to purchase in my online store.)