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.


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’


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

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38 thoughts on “Celebrate Sunflowers for the Pals Blog Hop

    1. Thanks! I used a different technique on tomorrow’s sunflower! Hope you’ll check back!

  1. Oh how beautiful this card is ,Jeanie ! And the story is also ….love it !!
    Congrats to your son on his new job ! Thank you for showing the SUNFLOWER poster …so inspirational !!

    1. Thanks Sonny! I do love inspirational quotes! My son was laid off from his former job due to the pandemic! So Thankful he found a new job and is happy!

  2. Jeanie, what a very special card to give to your son. I loved reading about his love for sunflowers and seeing the picture. The z-fold is perfect for this occasion. Well done, Pal!

    1. Thanks Katy! My son was able to visit before he started his new job! It was so great to have him home again even if for just a short time!

  3. Jeanie, what a beautiful project, and I loved your personal touch on the blog — so fun to read. Great fun fold that I have to try!

    1. Thanks Mary! I love making fun folds and haven’t done the double-z fold often!

  4. Let’s start singing the praises of your card….1) love the use of patterned paper as solid on sunflower 2) love the layout with brick and patterned paper THEN BANG 3) the card grows….AWESOME!

  5. Really enjoyed reading your blog today! Love your card and the story about watching the sunflowers grow. I am sure your lovely card will bring back memories for your son too.

    1. Thanks Pat! Oh how I wish I could go back in time when my children were little again!!! I am enjoying looking through my photo albums these days!

  6. What a great card and great post! The ribbon looks great as the stem. So fun to see the card “grow” with the story of your son. So glad he got a new job, I know you were a bit worried about it. I had seen real sunflowers face each other but never knew why. Always the teacher!

    1. Thanks Chris! I love little fun facts like that! I am so thankful my son found a new job, especially during this pandemic!

  7. Not only is this a special card, it is a special post with the pic of your son and the fun fact on sunflowers. Can’t wait to see find out how you made it all tomorrow. TFS.

    1. Thanks Susan! The tutorial is a bit long with lots of photos which is why I thought I would post it tomorrow as I know everyone wants to see all the inspiration from the Pals Hop today!

  8. Oh my goodness, this story is so sweet, I bet you miss that little face. I love the picture and your card, it really represented your sunflower photos, great job and congrats to your son on his new job!

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! I do miss my son! Just so thankful he found a new job and is happy!

  9. This is beautiful, Jeanie! I love cards that reveal new things as you unfold them–it starts off looking like a pretty sunflower card but as you open it, the flower grows taller and taller–WOW!

  10. This card is great Jeanie! I love how you extended the stem to replicate your inspiration picture. Congrats to your son.

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