Hoppy Birthday

Stampin Up So Hoppy Together birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’m still making birthday cards!  March is my busiest month for birthdays!  I’m not a fan of real frogs (brings back memories of summers camping on Cape Cod when the boys would throw frogs in our inflatable boat); however, this little guy is stinkin’ adorable! I colored “Hoppy” with Stampin’ Blends and cut him out with the coordinating dies. (*The dies sold out fast but you can fussy cut him if you don’t have the dies). I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the “reed” (from the Home to Roost Stamp Set) on Whisper White cardstock then decided I wanted to add some color.  I squeezed some Pool Party ink in the lid of the pad and added several drops of water from my Aqua Painter. Then I did a quick wash on the card. I like the subtle color. Normally I would have used Shimmery White cardstock if I was going to watercolor but this worked fine.  It did curl a little but I just used extra adhesive on the back so it would lay flat.

The stamped sentiment comes from the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and the new More Than Words Stamp Set. Both of these stamp sets are only available until March 31st (while supplies last). You can see all the products I used in the list below.  Simply click on any of the images and you’ll be directed to my online store.  Here’s the details and measurements.

  • Card Base is Thick Whisper White that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • Layer 1 is 3 3/4 x 5 Powder Pink.
  • Layer 2 (with stamped and die cut images) measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Stamp grass with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Watercolor wash the background with Pool Party ink using Aqua Painter.
  • Stamp sentiment and frog in Memento Black ink. Cut Hoppy from scrap piece and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Color Frog with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo.
  • Cut frog, flowers, and lily pad using Hop Around Framelits Dies (or fussy cut).
  • Adhere die cut pieces. Pop Frog up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Decorate the envelope flap with a piece of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up So Hoppy Together birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can get the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  Don’t wait….There’s less than 2 weeks left! He’d love to hop in your shopping cart!

Have you ordered my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go” yet?  I only have a few kits left for this month.  Deadline to order is March 24th.  Click HERE for details.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

So Hoppy Product List  (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Big Shot

$110.00

Oops! Card and Blog Candy Winner

Yesterday I shared a spring wreath birthday card I made using the Stamparatus.  If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.  I love the Stamparatus for many reasons, one of which is I get a “do over” if I don’t get a good image the first time I stamp.  It’s so easy to just reink and stamp again…it stamps in the exact spot making it look great every time! Here’s a video showcasing the Stamparatus if you want to see it in action.

So, what do you do if you get too much ink? I’m sure we’ve all experienced inky fingers getting on our project after it was finished! I prefer not to start over again so I try to turn my “boo boos” in to new creations.  Let’s face it, the recipient had no idea what my first attempt was supposed to look like (right?). Most times I just add an embellishment to cover it up (which is why I’m in love with the new Butterfly Duet Punch and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack).  Unfortunately, that wouldn’t work with this particular oops! Look what happened when I stamped the sentiment (after I had stamped my pretty spring wreath).

Stampin' Up! wreath builder template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hate it when ink gets on the rim of the stamp and transfers to the paper! I did not want to toss my pretty wreath! So a quick fix was to stamp the sentiment again on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and cut a navy layer with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Just adhere on top and mission accomplished!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms wreath - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like to challenge myself to find a way to “make it work” before tossing it in the trash and starting over. My friend Susan gave me a Tombow sand eraser and it helps to fix little smudges.

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You can purchase these from Amazon. If you have a stamping fix story or idea, I’d love for you to share.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) or leave a comment below.

I can’t decide which card I like better. Do you have a preference?

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you ready to find out the lucky blog candy winner? I really do appreciate everyone who took the time to comment.  The winner (chosen from random.com) is……..

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Beth Ann Halvorson!  Here’s what Beth had to say:

Happy Birthday Month! I like to spend my birthdays with family and friends, eating tacos and/or pizza, and angel food cake with strawberries! Yum!

Congratulations Beth!  Email me your address and I’ll put your birthday stamp set in the mail. I loved reading each and every comment the other day about how you like to spend birthdays. An underlying theme was certainly enjoying it with family and friends! My daughter is coming home this weekend for spring break so she can spend my birthday with me.  She is the sweetest! I feel like the luckiest person in the world!

Have you signed up for my Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet for March? Click HERE to see what others say about my kits and get all the details!!! You don’t want to miss out!!!

Are you celebrating your birthday this month?  I offer FREE shipping (and a birthday card) on any Stampin’ Up! product purchase of $50 or more placed through my online store during your birthday month (in addition to my monthly thank you gift!) *Please use the current host code.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *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.  

March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

Product List (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Grid Paper

$11.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

TODAY ONLY…..SAVE ON NEW STAMP N STORAGE 6X6 PAPER HOLDER!!!!!!

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Coupon Code: 6N8SALE

Celebrating Spring Birthdays for the Pals Blog Hop

Pals Blog Hop badge for march 2019Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because “Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I’m excited to share a fun technique to make a simple spring wreath birthday card.

Stampin Up Accented Blooms wreath birthday card idea using the Stamparatus, Perennial Birthday stamp set and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Several friends and family members have birthdays this month so I need quite a few birthday cards. The Stamparatus makes it quick & easy to mass produce!  I attended a wreath builder workshop a few weeks ago (with Gina K of Gina K Designs) and absolutely fell in love with the wreath builder technique. I decided to make my own wreath builder template. I used the Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper and Layering Squares Framelits to cut the template.  I started with a piece of 5 x 5 grid paper and used the lines to help me line up the die.  I used the largest square and cut it twice. First I cut a straight square then I centered the die on top in a diamond and cut it again. I can use this template over and over again!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus using the Layering Squares Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the same Layering Square die to cut my Whisper White cardstock to stamp my wreath design.  I placed the square piece in my template. Next, I placed the small flower from the Accented Blooms stamp set on the cardstock piece where I wanted it and closed the Stamparatus so it stuck to the plate.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I prefer to use the ink spots when I use the Stamparatus.  I have most colors from the Paper Pumpkin kits; however, if you don’t have them you can use the classic stamp pads or purchase Uninked Stampin’ Spots from my online store and use ink refills to make whatever colors you want.  I bought a few Uninked Spots for some missing colors I needed and it’s simple to do plus they save space and $.  Win! Win!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

To make the wreath just turn the paper to the right and secure in the template, stamp, and repeat all the way around (going from square to diamond).

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added the sentiment by placing the stamp in the center of the wreath then closed the second plate on top of the Stamparatus to secure it.  I inked it up and closed the plate. I love having the option to use both plates! I don’t have to remove my stamps so I’ll be ready to make more wreaths quick & easy without having to place the stamp again.  I know it’s all lined up and good to go!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Another great feature of the Stamparatus is you can flip the plate over and use both sides! And that’s exactly what I did to add the sentiment for the inside.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves.

Stampin Up Perennail Birthday card idea using the wreath builder technique and the Accented Blooms stamp set with the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Finishing the card was simple. My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 Night of Navy scored at 5 1/2 for a side fold card. The Daffodil Delight layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and is embossed with the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder. I wrapped Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon around the embossed layer and secured it on the back before adhering it to the card base.  I tied a simple knot on top with another piece of ribbon.  The wreath is layered with a Navy scallop square and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I embossed the envelope to coordinate. This is one of my favorite color combinations.

Stampin Up birthday card idea using the Accented Blooms and Perennial Birthday stamp sets, Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, and the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check back tomorrow to see how I changed it up a bit when I made a little boo boo! Often I like  my “oops!” just as much!  Many different stamps will work to make wreath designs.  You can bet I will be making more! See what you have and give it a try. I’ve listed the product links below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  15. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  24. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  25. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  26. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Product List for Spring Wreath Birthday Card (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Grid Paper

$11.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet TO GO – March 2019

I have another fun kit for you this month! Because it is my birthday month you can be sure to find some birthday card ideas enclosed in this month’s kit.  As always my kits are intended to be versatile so you can use different stamps sets that you already have.  (Of course I am not opposed to you purchasing some from me!! LOL)  Here’s the details if you are interested in my monthly kit:

“Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” TO GO cost:  $12 (plus 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. Include your full name, mailing address, and email address.  I will send you a PayPal invoice. *You do not need a PayPal account in order to make your payment. Upon receiving my invoice, you may choose the credit card/debit card option instead of using a PayPal account. Instructions are given and the process for payment is simple. Orders need to be placed by March 24th. (*Please note I can only accept a limited number of orders each month. I may reach my limit before the deadline.)

Just Stampin’ Buffet TO GO Kits include:

  • Pre-cut supplies for four projects (stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy)
  • Envelopes for non 3D projects
  • Pre-punched items and/or Big Shot items, such as die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments

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!  You just need to stamp and adhere.  I can’t wait for you to see this month’s kit!!! The cards are perfect for birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, thank you, etc.! So versatile!

If you have ordered my card kit buffet before, I would love for you to leave a comment. 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 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

I haven’t had much time to craft lately but I did these in a jiffy and they are sooo cute. Thank you for offering this for us!

*Please note… I can only accept a limited number of orders each month. I may reach my limit before the deadline. I will send out PayPal invoices on or before March 24th. You will receive an email when your kit is shipped (~end of March). It will include an attachment with the project samples, supplies, and directions. You can substitute different stamps and sentiments using what you have or just copy my samples. The choice is up to you!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Are you celebrating your birthday this month?  I offer FREE shipping (and a birthday card) on any Stampin’ Up! product purchase of $50 or more placed through my online store during your birthday month (in addition to my monthly thank you gift!) Please use the current host code.

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *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.  

March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

Shop & Earn Free Products during Sale-A-Bration! Visit juststampin.com for all the details! Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Just a few weeks left to earn FREE product during Sale-A-Bration!

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*Don’t forget to leave a comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win some blog candy!

 

March News and Last Chance for a Special Birthday Kit

I can’t believe it’s already March or as I call it, The Birthday Month!  So many of my friends and family members (as well as myself) have birthdays in March!  It’s a month of celebrations! For me, it’s a milestone one! I’m just getting back from a wonderful weekend away at Nemacolin with my husband. He surprised me with an early celebration and I am ready to embrace a new decade and give thanks for all the blessings in my life!  Let’s celebrate with some blog candy!

Leave me a comment about how you like to celebrate your birthday and I will pick a random winner to receive a special birthday stamp set. (I will announce the winner on Thursday, March 15th so be sure to check back.)

Paper Pumpkin is also celebrating a birthday this month! Paper Pumpkin is turning six! (Just add a zero and you’ll know what birthday I’m celebrating this month!)

Paper Pumpkin March 2019

To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, Stampin’ Up! is offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Today is the last day to sign up to get this birthday themed kit! Here’s what I know..

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Click HERE to sign up NOW and get this special kit delivered right to your door! There’s no obligation to receive future kits.  You can cancel or suspend at any time!

March is also the last month to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest celebration of the year, Sale-A-Bration! Get free product with a qualifying order!! There’s no limit to the freebies you can earn!

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The Sale-A-Bration party keeps getting better and better with new releases! Stampin’ Up! just added fabulous Level 1 items to the general Sale-A-Bration offering (Click here for the US ), including our Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (which was part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle last month and is now available separately). Check out this video showcasing the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, Stamp Set, and coordinating Dies!

As you saw in the video, this final month of Sale-A-Bration also has something very special and new for you: exclusive, limited-time products that coordinate with select Sale-A-Bration items. There’s a stamp set, dies, and a new punch (I love my punches!).

SAB coordination

Click HERE to visit my online store and check out the Sale-A-Bration Coordination and all the newly released Sale-A-Bration freebies!!! Here’s some sample cards you can make with these products!

SAB Coordination Sample card 1

SAB coordiantion card sample 2

SAB coordination card sample 3

SAB coordination card sample 6

SAB coordination card sample 4

SAB coordiantion card sample 5

Have a wonderful day! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some blog candy!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

 

HOME for all Seasons…A Kit To Go!

I had the most wonderful long weekend! It was like a mini vacation! I hosted a three day stamping retreat at my home for some of my stamping friends! We had so much fun creating, sharing ideas, chatting and laughing up a storm!  I didn’t want the weekend to end! We didn’t even have to cook as my husband pampered us all weekend long with breakfast, lunch, and dinner!! I wish  I had taken lots of photos to share with you but we were having so much fun creating we didn’t even stop to take but a few pictures. However, I do have a fun 3D home decor project we made that I am offering as a Kit To Go!

I gifted everyone with a 5 x 7 photo frame and the supplies to make this interchangeable project.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you would like to make this project I am offering a HOME decor KIT TO GO.

Cost: $12 (plus shipping & handling)

Kit includes:

  • All the die cuts and embellishments you need to make 6 interchangeable “O’s”
  • Large Letter Foam H ME dies
  • Scored cardstock base for the background
  • Magnets for each piece
  • Detailed pdf color tutorial to put your kit together (will be emailed to you when your kit is shipped)

All you will need to complete the project is adhesive and a 5 x 7 frame. All the work is done for you so it’s quick & easy to put together!

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Home Kit” in the subject line if you would like to reserve a kit.

I wish I could stamp with all of my crafty friends! Here’s a picture of the ladies that joined me for our stamping retreat weekend.

crafting friends

Here’s a picture of Ramsey and Rosanne showcasing their finished project.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s photos showing each of the interchangeable “O’s”.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These make great gifts! Order one for you and one for a friend! You can gift the kit or the finished project! *Please note… I can only accept a limited number of orders. Kits are available to ship next week. Order yours today!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *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.  

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SALE-A-BRATION time is here!! Click HERE for all the details!

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Paper Pumpkin Prepaid subscriptions

Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Products with Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.  Click HERE! Subscribe by March 10th to get Paper Pumpkins 6th Anniversary Special…including a Free Stamp Set!

Paper Pumpkin March 2019 Birthday kit

A Showcase of Valentines

I am often so busy creating that I don’t always get to photograph and blog about each card or gift I make. To me what’s most important is to share that handmade kindness and make someone smile. Today I have three different Valentine’s Day cards I made this year which I did manage to take a photograph or two before sending.

My first card today was for my son. It was made using products from the All My Love Suite.

Stampin Up Valentines Day card idea using the Meant to Be Stamp Set and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My son loves to snowboard and he is heading to Colorado at the end of this month for a ski vacation. I know he will appreciate the little gift I tucked inside to enjoy the slopes in Vail! This card is clean & simple and full of love!

Yesterday I shared one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Part of My Story.  I promised to show you another card I made using the same sentiment.  (If you missed yesterday’s post, click HERE to view.)  I love that this sentiment can be used any time of the year.  I enjoyed making these simple Valentine cards for my friends!

Stampin Up Thinking of You card for a friend Valentine's Day card idea using Part of My Story Stamp Set and Be mine Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Thinking of You card for a friend Valentine's Day card idea using Part of My Story Stamp Set and Be mine Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Whisper White note cards & envelopes which made creating quick, easy, and economical!  Great for when having to make multiples! I also used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies to cut the hearts (just like I did for all of today’s cards). These dies are gorgeous with stitching and scalloped details and can be used year round for wedding, anniversary, or other lovely occasions!

Stampin Up Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies can be used for all occasions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out the long scalloped die at the bottom.  You can use this die to add detail and stitching on an envelope flap and much more! How cool is that?! (Special thanks to Mary Fish for sharing that tip!)

Stampin Up Stitched Framelits Dies can be used to add a stitched and scalloped edge to an envelope flap - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next, here’s a pop up gift card holder I made for my daughter. Her college apartment is across the street from Panera so I know she will enjoy this treat.Stampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder idea using Well Written Framelits Dies and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder idea using Well Written Framelits Dies and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Pop Up Gift Card Holder idea using Well Written Framelits Dies and Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how the heart gift card coordinates with the colors in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Check back tomorrow and I will share all the details how to make this pop up gift card holder.

Previously I shared a project I made for my husband.  I’m giving him “the key to my heart”.  If you missed that project you can view it HERE.

I hope you are surrounded by love today. I am reminded of a simple poem I read to my students recently… “There are silver ships, There are gold ships, But the best of all is friendship!”

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Time to Sale-A-Brate Friendship with the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Badge February 2019

Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin Up friend card and gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today I’m “Sale-A-Brating” friendship! One of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is all the new friendships I have made over the past several years while sharing my joy of stamping!

My card and gift uses three of my favorite items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog…the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, the gorgeous Organdy Ribbon (from the combo pack), and an awesome sentiment stamp set, Part of My Story.  Here’s a peek at each of these items.   (Did I mention you can get all of these for FREE?!!)

Stampin Up Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack
Stampin Up Part of My Story Stamp Set - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Part of My Story Stamp Set

I love to create cards and gifts to match.  This gift was quick & easy to put together for a special friend. Gather some rocks, tree branches, and some store bought moss and put it all in a jar. (The rocks hold the branches in place.)  I fussy cut the large butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and attached them to the branches with glue dots.  This gift will last much longer than a bouquet of flowers! Choose the butterflies that match your home decor or stamp your own using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set from the Occasions catalog!

Stampin Up home decor gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up home decor gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For the coordinating card I used another pattern from the Botancial Butterfly DSP for my background.  I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the branch and then fussy cut another large butterfly from the DSP.  I punched the small butterfly from another pattern of the DSP using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  (I love how you can use the butterfly punch with the coordinating Butterfly Gala Stamp Set or the Designer Series Paper.  More bang for your buck!!)

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I popped up the butterfly layer, the larger butterfly, and the sentiment layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment from Part of My Story can be used for many occasions! (Check back tomorrow to see how I used it for my Valentine’s Day cards! Make sure you subscribe to my blog to get an email each time I post.)

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The finishing touch was adding the beautiful bow made with the organdy ribbon!  The best part about this project is I got the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, and Part of My Story Stamp Set for FREE! You can too with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31st).

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’   ***You are HERE
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog
  9. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  27. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot
  28. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  29. Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves

Have a wonderful Day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin Up friend card and gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Simple Sweet Valentine Treats

I love to make little treat holders and 3D projects (in addition to cards of course)! Today’s project was inspired by my friend Margie.  We got together for our monthly card club and she gave me a Hershey Kiss Treat holder she is making at the Senior Center for the Veterans Home. She knows how much I love to make little treat holders.  These treats are quick & easy to create!

Stampin Up Hershey kiss treat holder idea for Valentine's Day using Paper Pumpkin stamp set and All My Love Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I modified mine a little from Margie’s so I could maximize my Designer Series Paper. (Hers held 5 candy kisses and mine holds 4.) Here’s Margie’s that was my inspiration.

Stampin Up Hershey kiss treat holder idea for Valentine's Day using Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s all the details for mine.

  1. Cut Designer Series Paper 4 x 5 and score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, and 3 3/4.
  2. Adhere Hershey Kisses with glue dots or Tear & Tape.
  3. Cut a belly band at 2 x 5 and loosely wrap around and adhere on the bottom.  *You want to make sure it will slide off easily.
  4. Wrap Braided Linen Trim around the belly band and tie a bow.
  5. Stamp sentiment on 1/2″ Whisper White and trim to make a banner. (I love this sentiment and font from my January Paper Pumpkin kit!)
  6. Adhere sentiment to 1/2″ Crumb Cake banner and attach to belly band with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Hershey kiss treat holder idea for Valentine's Day using Paper Pumpkin stamp set and All My Love Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can use DSP or cardstock for your holder. Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper is great quality and I love seeing the double sided design when you open and see inside.

Stampin Up Hershey kiss treat holder idea for Valentine's Day using Paper Pumpkin stamp set and All My Love Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a peek at the side view.

Stampin Up Hershey kiss treat holder idea for Valentine's Day using Paper Pumpkin stamp set and All My Love Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this simple sweet treat holder.  Grab some DSP and go make some! These would be quick & easy to create for your child’s classmates or coworkers, etc. I’m going to make some for the ladies at the post office who are always so friendly and helpful when I come in with my big bag of mail each month! (*Last month’s card kits have all been shipped and should be in your mailbox this week!)

Have a wonderful week!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet TO GO – January 2019

Do you like making cards and 3D projects but don’t have everything you need?  Do you find you have limited time to craft and wish there was a way to make it quick & simple? Well, if you answered yes to either of these questions, my “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” to go is just what you need!

“Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” TO GO cost:  $12 (plus 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. Include your full name, mailing address, and email address.  I will send you a PayPal invoice. *You do not need a PayPal account in order to make your payment. Upon receiving my invoice, you may choose the credit card/debit card option instead of using a PayPal account. Instructions are given and the process for payment is simple. Orders need to be placed by January 28th. (*Please note I can only accept a limited number of orders each month. I may reach my limit before the deadline.)

Just Stampin’ Buffet TO GO Kits include:

  • Pre-cut supplies for four projects (stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy)
  • Envelopes for non 3D projects
  • Pre-punched items and/or Big Shot items, such as die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments

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!  You just need to stamp and adhere.

If you have ordered my card kit buffet before, I would love for you to leave a comment. 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 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

I haven’t had much time to craft lately but I did these in a jiffy and they are sooo cute. Thank you for offering this for us!

*Please note… I can only accept a limited number of orders each month. I may reach my limit before the deadline. I will send out PayPal invoices on or before January 28th. You will receive an email when your kit is shipped (~first week in February). It will include an attachment with the project samples, supplies, and directions. You can substitute different stamps and sentiments using what you have or just copy my samples. The choice is up to you!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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