U is for Uplifting

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! There are so many great sentiment choices for Uplifting cards.  However, once I saw the sentiments in the Royal Peacock Stamp Set my decision was made! I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve inked up this stamp set! (I can guarantee you it won’t be the last!) I couldn’t stop creating and playing with this stamp set and coordinating dies!

Stampin'Up! Royal Peacock stamp set and Detailed Peacock Dies Uplifting card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this stamp set and wonderful sentiments!

Stampin' Up! Royal Peacock Stamp Set - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love everything in the Nobel Peacock Suite!!! The colors just pop together! I started with Blueberry Bushel for my card base.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/4.  With the 8 1/4 piece at the top it is scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 6. and 7. I used the Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper to cut the strip along the sides.  These measure 1 1/8 x 5 3/8. I used 3 inks to stamp the Peacock…Blueberry Bushel at the top, Old Olive in the middle, and Pretty Peacock  along the bottom.  Then I inked the overlay stamp in Blueberry Bushel making sure to line up the centers on the feathers.  I colored the peacock with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and used my Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel markers to add some accents. (I outlined the feathers on the bottom.)  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the peacock and some feathers in Pretty Peacock and Old Olive then I sponged the other ink colors on top.  I stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink, cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Dies, and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The gorgeous Reversible Ribbon and Nobel Peacock Rhinestones add the finishing touch! Obviously this is not one of my usual quick cards but it was easy! I love how it turned out. I can’t wait to pop it in the mail. It will make a nice display on a desk or shelf! You can add a 3 1/2 x 5 piece of Whisper White on the back to add a special note (or stamp some of those other great sentiments!)

Stampin'Up! Royal Peacock stamp set and Detailed Peacock Dies Uplifting card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made this card for my daughter. I can’t believe she is back at school for her last year!  Here’s an update as many of you reached out and asked how she did at the College Bridge Tournament in Las Vegas.  Well, she won first place in the Partners Tournament! (I don’t know where this child came from!  LOL) Here’s a photo she sent me of her with her partner!

Bridge Tournament Ist place winners

As much as my daughter enjoyed the tournament, a highlight of the trip was brunch with the guest speaker, James Holzhauer.  We are huge Jeopardy fans and watched in awe as he competed on the show this summer and won over $2 million. Here’s a photo of her and some of the Georgia Tech Bridge Team with “Jeopardy James” at the Rainforest Cafe.

Ariane in Las Vegas for College Bridge Tournament

This is my second post today! (I am enjoying my retirement!!! LOL) I posted my Holiday Product Shares earlier.  If you missed that information, click HERE to view and sign up to get your hands on some ‘Suite” new products!

I am also offering my Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet to go! Click HERE for the details how to sign up to receive my monthly kit!  *They have sold out in the past so don’t miss out!

Have a wonderful week!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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T is for Thanks

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! I think I send more thank you cards than anything else. Today’s card is for my friend Laura who lives in Virginia. I recently visited her and her two talented chickens! Have you heard there’s a new chick in town?! The adorable chicken on today’s card is from the stamp set Birds of a Feather (available Sept. 4th in the new Holiday Catalog). I knew it would be perfect for her!

Stampin' Up! Birds of a Feather Stamp set from the 2019 Holiday catalog - to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You know my go to for thank you cards is the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes. They are the perfect size for a handwritten note.

Stampin' Up! Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card came together quick by using my favorite quick tools, Stampin’ Up! punches!  I used the 1″, 2″, and 2 1/4″ Circle Punches along with the Layering Circles Dies for the little scalloped layer on the sentiment.  The chicken was stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with the So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment comes from another new stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, To Every Season (available Sept. 4th).

Stampin Up TO Every Season Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog - for ideas and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase this stamp set in a bundle with 4 coordinating punches (heart, leaf, snowflake, and bat). You SAVE 10% when you purchase the bundle! It’s so versatile and great for seasons and holidays year round!

How perfect is the DSP background?! It’s from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper!  I used it on the envelope too!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I found this t shirt at Cracker Barrel. Perfect thank you gift to go with the card! Laura loves her chickens and I think she will love this shirt!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Now you may be wondering about her “talented” chickens.  Here’s a video…

I hope this gave you a chuckle!

Coming Soon…Just Stampin’ Holiday Product Share Buffet

I will be offering my Just Stampin’ Holiday Product Share Buffet for all the new Suites, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, etc. just like I have in the past. Check back for the full menu so you can be first in line!

Did you place your order for my August Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet? Quantities are LIMITED! (I sold out last month!) Click HERE for all the details!

Have a great 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.  Don’t forget to Redeem those Bonus Days Coupons you earned in July!

August Host Code: 66CTYEGD

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I’d love for you to join me on my Stampin’ Up! journey!  Get $56 in FREE products PLUS so much more!Become A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - For more information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT!  Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 more than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs plus the holiday catalog. You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit included in your kit (Another $20 savings)!

  • EXTRA, EXTRA – GET A $10 COUPON!  Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • ADD NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS TO THE KIT STARTING AUG. 1.  Purchase the starter kit beginning August 1 and add new holiday products as part of your “up to $155 in products.”  Holiday products will be an available category to add to the kit.
  • SAVE 20% or more on personal demonstrator orders while you are active. You will have early access to the NEW Holiday Catalog and get to order new products!
  • JOIN THROUGH ME!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you along the way. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. You will have access to the PALS private Facebook Groups where we chat, share ideas, ask questions, showcase our creations, have monthly webinars, participate in stamping discussions, prizes, polls, resources, and friendship! You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all inYou will also have the opportunity to attend OnStage in November and get to meet the Stampin’ Up! family, get expert advice on running a successful business, and be the first to hear the latest Stampin’ Up! news. I would love to meet you at the event!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! You enjoy all the benefits and discounts your demonstrator status offers through at least January 31, 2020! Most demonstrators join for the discount, exclusive resources and to purchase primarily for themselves.  You’ll fit right in!
  • CLICK HERE to join.

Click Here for a few FAQs about being a demonstrator.

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions about the starter kit or joining  Stampin’ Up!

S is for Sympathy

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! It’s good to have a few Sympathy cards on hand. Today’s card design is another one of those that you can easily change the sentiment and use for any occasion.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases and Healing Hugs Sympathy Card Idea using Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Anyone else in love with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper?! I love the rich colors and hand-painted impressionistic imagery! I chose Blackberry Bliss and Purple Posy for my layered background. I stamped the flower from Healing Hugs in Purple Posy.  I love to stamp a sentiment over an image and this worked great by stamping off the flower first.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases and Healing Hugs Sympathy Card Idea using Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Sympathy cards are not something we enjoy having to make but we can make them beautiful to remember a wonderful life. I had to make this card in shades of purple in honor of the person who passed. (It was her favorite color.)  I love that we can add that personal touch by making our own cards!

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases and Healing Hugs Sympathy Card Idea using Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the measurements if you would like to make this simple card design:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Blackberry Bliss)
  • Layer 1: 4 x 5 1/4 (Purple Posy)
  • DSP Layer: 3 7/8 x 4 (Perennial Essence)

Adhere the DSP then wrap the ribbon before adhering the layer to the card base. The sentiment layer was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered on a piece of Blackberry Bliss cut with the Layering Circles Framelits. Attach the metallic thread to the back of the sentiment layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere to the card. Finish it off with a few Metallic Pearls.

*Note – Stampin’ Up! announce that the Purple Posy ink passed its last sample test and things are moving forward. They have placed orders with their manufacturer to begin producing the ink pads and refills. They do not know the timeframe when this ink will be available, but they will update again in September. In the meantime, if you must have this ink, you can purchase the In Color Markers to color your stamps.  When I first started stamping I bought all the markers before I started to collect the ink pad because it was cheaper to get all the colors that way.  I still use my markers especially with tiny sentiments as I find it easier to ink them up without getting ink on the edges and transferring to my card.  I also like to coordinate colors when addressing envelopes I’ve stamped on the front.  How do you use the Stampin’ Write Markers?

Many thanks for all the retirement wishes! I was thrilled to read many of you enjoy stamping in your retirement.  It seems it was pretty close as to the favorite retirement card (vertical or horizontal) but horizontal won by a few votes!  I also have another winner to announce, the winner of the “retirement” blog candy…..Judy!  I realize we have 2 Judy’s who posted and rather than tell you which one was chosen by random.org I am going to send some retired goodies to both!  So Judy, (and Judy) , please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will put your blog candy in the mail! Congratulations!

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to comment! I do love reading each and every one!

I’d love for you to join me on my Stampin’ Up! journey!  Get $56 in FREE products PLUS so much more!Become A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - For more information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT!  Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 more than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs plus the holiday catalog. You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit included in your kit (Another $20 savings)!

  • EXTRA, EXTRA – GET A $10 COUPON!  Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • ADD NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS TO THE KIT STARTING AUG. 1.  Purchase the starter kit beginning August 1 and add new holiday products as part of your “up to $155 in products.”  Holiday products will be an available category to add to the kit.
  • SAVE 20% or more on personal demonstrator orders while you are active. You will have early access to the NEW Holiday Catalog and get to order new products!
  • JOIN THROUGH ME!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you along the way. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. You will have access to the PALS private Facebook Groups where we chat, share ideas, ask questions, showcase our creations, have monthly webinars, participate in stamping discussions, prizes, polls, resources, and friendship! You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all inYou will also have the opportunity to attend OnStage in November and get to meet the Stampin’ Up! family, get expert advice on running a successful business, and be the first to hear the latest Stampin’ Up! news. I would love to meet you at the event!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! You enjoy all the benefits and discounts your demonstrator status offers through at least January 31, 2020! Most demonstrators join for the discount, exclusive resources and to purchase primarily for themselves.  You’ll fit right in!
  • CLICK HERE to join.

Click Here for a few FAQs about being a demonstrator.

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions about the starter kit or joining  Stampin’ Up!

Have a Super 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.  Don’t forget to Redeem those Bonus Days Coupons you earned in July!

August Host Code: 66CTYEGD

Product List (Click on any image to shop my online store.)

Paper Pumpkin August 2019

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service by Stampin’ Up! It is the perfect way to jump into the world of papercrafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. The kit includes all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create a fun project, without any stress. Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! Subscribers always have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion. Your first kit includes a free gift —a clear stamping block. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!

Here’s some details about the August kit.

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe by August 10. Click HERE to view a preview of the kit and see some samples of past kits.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last! If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber click on the image below to add this to your shopping cart! If you are new to Paper Pumpkin Click HERE to subscribe.