Beautiful Thistle for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #201

Happy Thursday!  Today is a big milestone for me….it’s my 1,000th blog post!!! For someone who considers herself “technology challenged” this is reason to celebrate! I couldn’t have done it without my amazing daughter who set up my blog and is always patient with me when I call for help. Leave a comment below for a chance to win some blog candy!

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Today’s card is a fun fold featuring the Beautiful Thistle Bundle.
Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle fun fold Thinking of you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here is this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge board.
Tic Tac Toe Challenge Stark Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
I chose the bottom row: gems, watercolor, floral
Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle fun fold thinking of you card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Card Base (Gorgeous Grape): 4 1/4 x 11
  • DSP Panels (Highland Heather from Subtles 6×6  Designer Series Paper Assortment): 2 1/8 x 4 3/8, Cut 2 @ 3/4 x 4
  • Basic White: Cut 2 @ 7/8 x 4 3/8 (emboss with crosshatch 3D Embossing folder), 4 x 4 1/4 for the back, scrap to stamp and fussy cut sentiment on front

I stamped the flowers on Shimmery White cardstock with Stazon Ink. I used Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape to watercolor the flowers.  I love the Stampin’ Up! water painters! They make it so easy to watercolor. Add a few drops of ink refill inside the lid of the ink pads, mix with a water painter, and color. I cut the flowers out with the coordinating dies. The large flower is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of my card. I adhered the smaller flower on the back of my card.
Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle fun fold thinking of you card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can view the complete list of products used below.

I haven’t made this “stand up” fun fold card in awhile.  You can click HERE for the photo tutorial and view two other versions of this card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project for the Tic Tac Toe challenge and that you’ll check out all the fabulous creations from this week’s design team.  We would love to have you join us! The challenge boards are always full of fun elements that will surely spark your creativity. Pick 3 and play along!
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I have been celebrating my 10th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month with 10 Days of Giveaways. I have enjoyed sharing some of my favorite products, exclusive tutorials, card kits and more! I appreciate everyone who helped me celebrate by taking the time to leave comments, participate in my card swap, shop from my online store, purchase my card kit, adhesive tote, etc. You inspire me to keep doing what I do!

Let’s get to the final winner…Bernice P.! Congratulations Bernice! Email me your address and I will mail you the card kit to make the Irresistible Blooms fun fold card featured on my blog yesterday.

Here are all the winners in my 10 Days of Giveaways!
Day 1- Dawne– Hello, Irresistible card kit & tutorial featured HERE.
Day 2 – Mary Hopfner – bay window fun fold card kit featured HERE.
Day 3 –Nancy H. – Paper Pumpkin Box of goodies
Day 4 – EVERYONE who participates in my birthday card swap! Click HERE for details. *Please leave a comment if you plan to participate so I can make a card for you. Reminder…If you signed up to participate, your card needs to arrive in the mail to me by March 24th.
Day 5 – Pat V.- 3D embossing folder and ribbon
Day 6 – Carol Busby – Just Stampin’ Fun Fold Card Kit & 3D Project Buffet
Day 7- Chris from Pella- 10 note cards & envelopes
Day 8 -Juleen Henderson – Set of card bases and more of each of the retiring 2021-2023 In Colors.
Day 9 – Barb E.- Kit to create the nugget treat holder featured HERE.
Day 10- Bernice P.- Card Kit to create Irresistible Blooms fun fold card featured HERE.
*You must email me ( with your address to claim your prize!

Would you like another chance to win? Of course you do!  In honor of my 1,000th blog post today I’m giving away 10 of my handmade cards AND the Scenic Garden (exclusive HOST) stamp set! Leave a comment below to enter today’s drawing!

Have a great day!
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  • Stampin’ SEAL
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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle fun fold thinking of you card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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10 thoughts on “Beautiful Thistle for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #201

  1. Happy 1,000th dear friend. That’s amazing! Who would have guessed you could have such a great blog and such a bunch of crafters who follow you. CONGRATS!!!!!

  2. Congratulations on your milestone! And thank you for sharing your creations with details. I am a baby card maker and I aspire to be able to follow your directions some day!

  3. Wow Jeanie . . . #1000!!! I remember your first one . . . the July sparkler holder!?! This has been a great following you and learning so much.
    Have a blessed day.

  4. Wow. 1000 blogs! Amazing!!! Thank you for sharing all your creations with us. I love your blog and look forward to it. Thank you again

  5. OMG, congratulations on 1,000 blog posts! Doesn’t seem like it has been that long but time flies when we are having fun! I had to look at the past cards you made with this fold and boy, I remembered both of them and I remember making the green one. Looking forward to a thousand more posts. I love your creativity! This is the best thistle card I have seen. Love it! Happy birthday a day early too. Wow, so many things to celebrate.

  6. Who knew that a thistle (weed) would become a lovely stamp set. Congrats on the 1000 blog posts. That is a LOT OF WORK ON YOUR PART!

  7. 1,000 blog posts!! That is an amazing feat especially for someone who claims to be technology challenged!! I’m not sure we all believe that, ha ha! I think everyone would agree that we love your blogs and the beautiful cards, etc that you so willing share with everyone! Happy SU birthday to you!

  8. Wow! 1000th blog post! That’s a lot of creative sharing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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