Z is for Zig Zag Edges

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  We have reached the end of this alphabet series and I hope you have been inspired and learned some new things about stamping along the way. I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know if you had a favorite letter, tip, or project from this series. Today  I am going to share a fun way to make zig zag edges using the envelope punch board (I absolutely love the versatility of this tool!!).

Each month I meet with a talented group of ladies to share cards, projects, techniques, and ideas. One of my team members named our group C3 (Creative Card Club). Last month Marisa shared a fun birthday card using the zig zag technique. (How perfect in seeing I had no idea what I was going to share for Z.  LOL)

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You need the Envelope Punch Board to create the zig zags on this card.  Start by lining up your card with the tip of the score guide and punch. Slide your card over to the 1 1/2″ mark and punch again.  Continue sliding over and punching each time at the 2 1/2, and 3 1/2 inch marks. Flip your card over and repeat for the bottom of the card.  Punch at each point (score guide, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2).  So easy!

Add 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch strips of DSP on the inside of the card along the top and bottom so it peeks through the zig zag on the front of the card.  You can stamp and embellish any way you want. Here’s the finished card and stamped envelope to match.

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Card Design By Marisa Kenney
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www.juststampin.com

I have great news for you if you don’t already own the Envelope Punch Board…It will be on sale for $15 (reg. $20) for 5 days starting tomorrow!  I love my envelope punch board and use it for more than just custom envelopes. Here’s another zig zag card I made using this tool.

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Zig Zag Edges made with the Envelope Punch Board

Stamp sets: Spooky Fun, Suite Seasons  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies

Have a Zippy Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

P.S. Tomorrow is World Card Making Day.   Click the link below to see all the items that will be on sale in honor of World Card Making Day! Share some handmade kindness with someone!

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You can view/print the flyer HERE

 

Y is for YOU…You can do this!

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Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  I appreciate You stopping by and love it when you leave comments.  I have had so much fun doing this series and just blogging in general.  If you asked me a few months ago if I would ever be doing this I would have said, “No way!”  I consider myself “technology challenged” (and so does my daughter and a few others!  LOL) but here I am!  Anything is possible!

I want to share with you a little of my stamping journey.  I started stamping just 3 1/2 years ago when I attended a class with a friend. I was hooked after my first card!  I have always enjoyed crafting, scrapbooking, and making homemade gifts and my first thought was, “Where has this been my whole life?”  LOL  I had seen all the stamp supplies at the craft stores but always found it a bit overwhelming (and underwhelming at the same time).  What I love about Stampin’ Up! is not only the quality, but how it all coordinates so I don’t have to worry about finding the right color or shade of paper, ink, ribbon…it’s already done for me. The stamps sets coordinate with the punches and framelits so I know they are going to be the right size. I can spend my time creating which I not only enjoy, but find very relaxing… it’s a wonderful way to unwind.  To me, it’s a Win! Win!  I get to spend time creating and have something to give to someone else which will bring a smile to their face.

I will be the first to admit, I joined Stampin’ Up! to get the discount.  I was buying a lot and my friend encouraged me to sign up to save money.  It just made sense.  I had no intention of doing anything else other than buy what I want.  Along the way, people I would send my cards to would ask about them and some wanted me to show them how I did it.  So…one thing lead to another and that’s how I began to share what I love with others through classes and kits.  I want you to know you can do this too!  Another thing that’s nice about Stampin’ Up! is they welcome hobby demonstrators or business minded individuals…there’s never any pressure to hold classes or workshops, you can do as little or as much as you want.  I have enjoyed my journey and would love to have YOU come along for the ride. Some of my best customers are now demonstrators and enjoy getting the discount.  If you would like to chat and learn more about Stampin’ Up!  I would love to hear from you. I welcome hobbiests and those that want to build a business. I belong to an awesome team, called the PALS(under the leadership of Mary Fish), and we have team meetings via the internet (and there’s always prizes involved 🙂 ) as well as private facebook groups for sharing, chatting, etc. I would love to welcome you to join my team. Email me (and we can set up a time to chat) if you want to explore the possibilities!  j.stark@myactv.net

Have a BeYOUtiful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

P.S. As a demonstrator you get your discount off sale prices and Paper Pumpkin too! Woo Hoo!

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You can view/print the flyer HERE

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X is for Box

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. You really didn’t think I was going to come up with something that starts with X did you?  When I teach the letter X to my Pre-K students we say “X as in Fox“.  I almost went with sharing the Foxy Friends Suite today but I love to make boxes.  As you know, I like to give little gifts to the hairdressers where I sell my cards to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is what I made for the ladies this month.

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Mini Box idea from Sam Donald of Pootles Papercraft

I got this idea from the eXtremely talented Sam Donald (Pootles.com).  Check out her YouTube video below to see how to make it.

Here’s a few photos and measurements for the mini box.  The cardstock measures 4 1/2 x 7 1/2.  Use your Simply Scored Scoring Tool and with the long side across the top score at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, and 6 inches.  With the short side across the top score at 1 1/2 and 3.

See the diagram below (or refer to the video) to see where to cut and apply adhesive.  I used Tear & Tape adhesive.

 

The mini boxes are the perfect size for a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate.  Yum! I decorated the sides of my boxes with Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.  Each square measures 1 1/4″. The flowers are punched from the Itty Bitty Accents (retired) and adhered with glue dots. You can easily substitute the smallest flower from the Blossom Bunch Punch or one of the many flower choices from thinlits dies.  I love the linen thread accent under the flower. I used a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center of each flower.

You can also make boxes using the Stampin’ up Gift Box Punch Board, the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, or the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies.  I already shared the Gift Box Punch Board with you (G is for Gift Giving) and the Curvy Keepsake Box (Curvy Keepsake Apples).  If you missed those posts you can see them HERE or HERE. You can check out how to use the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies in this short video.

The Curvy Keepsake Box is so versatile and I have used it many times to put treats in for my students, hostesses, holiday table favors, gifts, etc.  Here is an exhibition of some cool projects you can make.

I received this adorable tiny treat bofrom Ramsey the other day when she came to visit.  I love the tag and how she layered the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper with Real Red cardstock to make it pop!  She cut out the strawberry from the DSP and glued it on. How clever!  Thank you Ramsey! I love it and can’t wait to try the strawberry jam inside!

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Created by Ramsey Alexander

I have heard from so many of you about how much you like my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Thank you so much for all your kind words, support, and encouragement!  We are almost done with this series and like you I am a little sad to see it end.  But don’t worry because  I have an eXciting new series coming up for the month of October!  Today I have 2 posts for you… X is also for EXTRA, EXTRA, Read All About It! Be sure to check your inbox for this eXciting news!

Speaking of eXciting news…Did you see the Merry Medley Stamp Kit I am offering?  Tomorrow is the last day to preorder your kit! Click HERE for all the details then email me ( j.stark@myactv.net ) to order your kit!

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Merry Medley Stamp Kit    October 2016

Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you a kit to put together today’s box  I made for the hairdressers. And because this is the letter X…you will get an eXtra box kit for each additional $25 you spend!!! Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.) Click HERE to go to my online store. (Clothespins like I used with today’s box are on clearance as well as lots of gorgeous ribbons, stamp sets, etc.  Make sure you check out the Clearance Rack for eXtra savings!!!)

Have an eXtraordinary day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

W is for Washi Tape

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today we’re going to have some fun with Washi Tape. There are so many different ways you can use washi tape.  I will cover just a few different ideas today. Yesterday I posted this light up card made with vellum and a battery operated votive candle.  You can see that post here. I covered the candle for the card in matching washi tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape. It has copper in it just like the Designer Series Paper I used.

If you follow my blog, you know how I like everything to match. I think it makes a nice presentation especially when giving as a gift.  Here is a matching gift tag and birthday card made with the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.  There are so many possiblities!  I even made 2 different gift tags to choose from. The sentiment is from Birthday Banners and the banner on the tag is cut from the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.

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I love this washi tape card.  I CASed the card design from Pinterest (PiasCreativeWorld.blogspot.com) and made it in the classic navy and white.  I use a cutting mat with grids to help keep the washi tape straight when sticking it on the cardstock.  It is easy to lift off and just fold the ends back for a nice clean edge.

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The washi tape makes quick and easy birthday candles.  I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch to make the flames and the Bow Builder Punch to make the bow.

You can also make quick & easy tags with dies.  Here I placed washi tape from Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape on to my cardstock then cut it out with an ornament from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits. I added some Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine and it’s ready for you to write on the back or just stamp to: and from: using the Candy Cane Christmas Stamp Set.

This next project is a great one to do with kids to make thank you notes for Christmas.  I used the Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape for this project.  The sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. You can even use washi tape on the envelopes!

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This next card was sent to me from my upline, Susan Itell.  She used Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape on this card.

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As you can see there are lots of ways to use washi tape and lots of choices too!  Click Here to see all the different Designer Washi Tape. I store my washi tape in a clear container intended for eye glasses that I purchased from Amazon.  I like that I can see exactly what I have so I’ll remember to use it.

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Sometimes I cut my envelopes down if I make a square card.  Washi tape works great to seal the sides. Here’s a card I shared previously where I showed how I did that.  You can click on the photo to see the post with all the details.

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Yesterday I shared that I was having visitors for lunch and some stamping fun. Here’s a picture of me with Ramsey and Susan…The Three Stampateers!  LOL

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The “Three Stampateers”

Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With the purchase of $25 or more from my online store I will send you a roll of washi tape so you can have some fun and start creating. Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.)

Have a Wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

V is for Vellum

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am going to share with you 2 projects I made using vellum.  Every time I work with vellum I wonder why I don’t use it more!  My first project is a square card for you that shines bright. It would look lovely sitting on an end table or mantle.  It is one of those projects for someone very special.

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I used vellum behind the ornament to let the light shine through from the battery operated votive candle sitting in this easel card.  The ornament is from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies and cut out from Copper Foil. I have lots of photos and measurements to share with you today. I started with 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 thick whisper white cardstock.  I scored it at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4. The copper foil Designer Series Paper is from Affectionately Yours and measures 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  I adhered the DSP to the bottom of the card base (below the score line) and cut out the ornament shape. Then I centered the ornament die on a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 thick whisper white and cut it out again.

Next I adhered a piece of vellum behind the whisper white and adhered that to the DSP making sure to line up the openings.  The vellum is sandwiched between the whisper white and the DSP.  Then I cut out the detailed ornament from a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 copper foil using the Big Shot with the Precision Base Plate.

I used the fine-tip glue pen to adhere the copper ornament on top of the vellum. The greenery is from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and cut from Always Artichoke, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White cardstock. I attached these to the ornament with glue dots.  I added some pearls for berries.  The easel card rests on a strip of DSP measuring 4 1/8 x 1 3/4.  The sentiment from Christmas Greetings Thinlits was cut from copper foil and adhered to a piece of 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 whisper white using the fine-tip glue pen. The DSP panel was popped up with Foam Adhesive Strips to allow the card to rest against it when open.  I added a white organza bow with a glue dot.  Here’s some photos showing different views.

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I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! came out with the copper foil in the Holiday catalog.  I like to decorate with copper accents and one of our Christmas trees has many copper ornaments.  I absolutely LOVE the Christmas season and set up trees in nearly every room throughout our home. Here is a peek at my copper accent tree.

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As much as I love the Christmas season I don’t start decorating the trees until after Thanksgiving. So let’s get to my card for Thanksgiving…

The ornament on the easel card used just a plain piece of vellum; however, there are many ways to color on vellum. You can use your ink and a brayer, color with markers (on the back on your stamped image), or sponge (also on the back) like I did on this card.

Stampin Up Paisleys & Posies and Vintage Leaves Thankful card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how this card turned out!  I started with a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 piece of vellum.  I stamped images from the Vintage Leaves stamp set using Memento Black ink.  I sponged on the back with Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive ink.  I adhered it to the Very Vanilla card with a strip of Fast Fuse in the middle (hidden behind the sentiment and burlap ribbon). I also added a glue dot in each corner behind a leaf image. The sentiment from Paisleys & Posies is stamped on Very Vanilla with Back Memento ink and layered with a piece of Old Olive.  I attached the burlap ribbon with glue dots (to hold the shape I wanted) and a strip of Tear and Tape.  The sentiment is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Stamp Sets: Vintage Leaves, Paisleys & Petals (sentiment)  Inks: Memento Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry  Papers: Very Vanilla, Vellum, Old Olive  Tools & Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon, Stampin’ Sponges or Sponge Daubers, Glue Dots, Tear& Tape

I am taking preorders for my Merry Medley kit from now through September 29th. The kit includes the Merry Medley stamp, Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, and all the supplies…card bases, envelopes, ribbon, cardstock, Designer Series Paper, die cuts, and embossed pieces (precut and ready to stamp and assemble) to make 5 cards and a 3D project (a mini notebook)!  You can see the full post HERE.

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Merry Medley Card Kit   October 2016

The cost of the Merry Medley Stamp Kit is $40 (Merry Medley clear mount stamp and set of 2 Stampin’ Write Markers are included with the kit).  Note: If you prefer the wood mount Merry Medley stamp the cost is $45. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) by September 29th  with “Merry Medley Kit” in the subject and I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Be sure to include your shipping address!

Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you a vellum card kit with a Stampin’ Sponge so you can give this technique a try. Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.) Click HERE to go to my online store.

I’m excited as I have some special visitors coming for lunch and perhaps a little stamping or apple picking.  Such a variety of activities to choose from!

Hope you have a Very good day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

U is for Uninked Stampin’ Spots

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am going to share a new item from Stampin’ Up! that I think has been overlooked in the catalog…Uninked Stampin’ Spots. It’s on the page with lots of coloring tools (page 180).

 

You may be wondering why would anyone buy uninked Stampin’ Spots??  Well, the beauty is they can become whatever color you need! These felt Stampin’ Spots are used with ink refills.  If you are just starting out stamping, these would be a way to get a variety of colors.  I subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and each month I get 1 or more ink spots in my kit and I love these little guys.  They store easily in my paper pumpkin box and it’s what I grab for “stamping on the go” (vacations, stamping with friends, etc.). If you don’t have a lot of space to craft these would be great as they are very compact! Here’s a picture of my “box of color”.

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Unfortunately that is all I have for today.  I hope you understand that there’s not a whole lot happening with U.  LOL

Yesterday I shared a Stamp Kit I am offering using the Merry Medley Stamp. If you missed it, you can see that post HERE.  I am taking preorders for this  kit from now through September 29th. The kit includes the Merry Medley stamp, Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, and all the supplies…card bases, envelopes, ribbon, cardstock, Designer Series Paper, die cuts, and embossed pieces (precut and ready to stamp and assemble) to make 5 cards and a 3D project (a mini notebook)!

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Merry Medley Card Kit   October 2016

Isn’t it Unbelievable that you can get all these different sentiments from one stamp?!  I’d say it’s probably a little Unusual. 🙂 The cost of the Merry Medley Stamp Kit is $40 (Merry Medley clear mount stamp and set of 2 Stampin’ Write Markers are included with the kit).  Note: If you prefer the wood mount Merry Medley stamp the cost is $45. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) by September 29th  with “Merry Medley Kit” in the subject and I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Be sure to include your shipping address! If you have any unanswered questions, just email me.  I am looking forward to undertaking the task of putting your kit together and shipping it to you in October.

Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With a purchase of $25 or more from my online store I will send you a Stampin’ Spot as my thanks to you for shopping with me. Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.) Click HERE to start shopping!

Hope your day is Unbelievable!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

T is for Stampin’ Trimmer

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series!  Yesterday I left you with a teaser for today. I’m so glad you stay tuned as I have a real treat for you!  Before we take a look at the Stampin’ Trimmer and tips for using it, I want to share with you my Favorite Background Stamp that I did not tell you yesterday…it’s Merry Medley!  This stamp has so many cool sentiments that I thought it could be more than just a background stamp. In fact, when I started playing with it yesterday, I decided that I would offer this stamp with my Stamp of the Month Kit.  You can preorder this  kit from me now through September 29th. The kit includes the Merry Medley stamp, Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, and all the supplies…card bases, envelopes, ribbon, cardstock, Designer Series Paper, die cuts, embossed pieces (precut and ready to stamp and assemble) to make 5 cards and a 3D project (mini notebook)!

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Merry Medley Stamp of the Month   October 2016

All the sentiments used on these projects came from just 1 stamp! Take a look.

I inked it up and stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I  used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut it up to make all the different sentiments for my cards! Here’s a tip for inking up large stamps like this one: Turn the stamp over and tap the ink on top of the stamp. It is easier to get good coverage that way. I love how some of the sentiments are open for you to color. I find it very relaxing to color!

I couldn’t have cut these pieces so precise without my Stampin’ Trimmer. Here’s a short video from Stampin’ Up! highlighting it’s features.

Here’s a visual for you showing how I cut the sentiments apart step by step.

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How cool is that! You get 12 different sentiments to use on cards, tags, etc. Here’s the 5 cards you’ll make from the kit.

Here are some alternate ideas you could do using different sentiments.

You will make just one of the mini notebooks. The tag is included as a Bonus; however, the  sentiment shown on the tag is used on one of the cards above.

The cost of the Merry Medley Stamp Kit is $40 (Merry Medley clear mount stamp and set of 2 Stampin’ Write Markers are included with the kit).  Note: If you prefer the wood mount Merry Medley stamp the cost is $45. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) by September 29th  with “Merry Medley Kit” in the subject and I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Be sure to include your shipping address! I will order the stamp set and markers and precut everything for your kit. You will just need ink (Cherry Cobbler or Garden Green), adhesive and trimmer.  I will send you a file with all the directions when I ship your kit.  Just think, you can get a head start on some fun Christmas cards to use or give as a gift to someone else.  I make Christmas cards for my mom to send out and I like the way this has different sentiments you can send to each person.  And I love the little notebook!  I keep one in my purse all the time and I have made a bunch to give as gifts. So, do you have a favorite card from today?  Leave me a comment.  I always enjoy hearing from you!

Have a Terrific Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

S is for Stamps

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. I bet it was no surprise today that S is for Stamps! Stampin’ Up! offers 3 types of stamps…clear, wood mount, and photopolymer. You can learn about each type in this short video.

Here are some basic tips I’ve learned along the way to keep in mind when using stamps.

  1.  When inking your stamps use a light, repeating tapping motion. Make sure to move the stamp over the ink pad to ensure that the entire surface of the stamp gets covered.  Don’t use too much pressure or rub the stamp on the pad. Over-inking can lead to blotchy designs. Using too much pressure can result in ink on the block which could transfer to the cardstock.
  2. Take a look at the block before stamping on card stock.  Wipe off any ink on the block using a tissue.
  3. When stamping with photopolymer stamps, use extra cushion under the cardstock to make sure the stamp makes even contact on the surface.  You can use a piece of foam or the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. This will also help the ink to transfer to the card stock evenly.
  4. You need to hold photopolymer stamps in position for an extra moment or two to allow the ink time to transfer properly to the card stock. You don’t need to apply extra pressure to the stamp, just give the ink extra time to absorb onto the card stock.

Check out this short video on using the photopolymer stamps.

*Note-Stampin’ Up’s! Photopolymer stamps have been available for several years now and come in clear mount cases just like the clear mount and wood mount stamp sets. (There are many retired photopolymer stamps sets on sale now in the Clearance Rack.)

I love our stamp sets! I especially like ones that have great sentiments & fonts and offer lots of versatility.  Here are some of my favorite current stamp sets…presented to you as “Stark’s Stampin’ Superlatives”

Favorite Bundle (from the Annual Catalog) – Flourishing Phrases (Great sentiments for a variety of cards and I just love the dies that come with the bundle!! SAVE 10%)

Favorite Christmas Bundle (from the Holiday Catalog) – Cookie Cutter Christmas (So stinkin’ cute!!)

 

Favorite Thank You stamp set – Thankful Thoughts (Everyone needs thank you cards and this one has great fonts and inside sentiments too!)

Favorite Female Birthday – Butterfly Basics (I love to watercolor the flower in this set!)

 

Favorite Celebration – Celebrate Today (Who doesn’t love balloons?!  And these have matching framelits!)

Favorite Limited Edition – Thoughtful Branches (available only while supplies last..Get it today!)

 

Favorite Single Stamp – Stylized Birthday (They had me with the font!)

Favorite Floral Pair – Flower Shop & Pansy Punch (I love how easy it is to add a quick flower to any card!)

 

 

Favorite Oldie –  Lovely As a Tree (this was one of the first stamp sets I bought and I have used it for so many different cards… masculine, birthday, thank you, sympathy, thinking of you, Fall, Winter, Christmas)

 

Favorite Hostess Set – Time of Year (You can use this Thinking of You for any occasion! Coordinates with Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies)

Favorite Background Stamp – ?? Not Telling Today! Stay Tuned Til Tomorrow!

 

What’s your favorite stamp set? Do you want to know what’s better than Stampin’ Up! stamp sets?  SAVING on stamp sets!! Check out these Bundles and Save 10%!

Here’s today’s Back to School Special…for every stamp set you purchase through me, I will send you my “All Set to Stamp” card kit so you can get started stamping with your new set immediately!  And that’s not all!  Because today is “S is for Stamps”, I will send a Secret Stamp Set Surprise to one random shopper! Remember to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (See the visual below.)  Click HERE to start shopping!

Have a Spectacular Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

R is for Ribbon

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am showcasing some of the gorgeous ribbon from Stampin’ Up! I absolutely LOVE how the ribbon coordinates with the paper and ink! The 2016-2018 In Color Ruched Ribbon is some of my favorite ribbon ever!! (I am already on my second rolls!!) If you have never tried Stampin’ Up ribbon before here is your chance!  I am offering a Ribbon Share to give you a sampling at a reasonable rate. You can order either set or both.  You will get 2 yards of each of the 5 colors in the set (10 yards) for $10.  Specify if you want 2015-2017 In Color  5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon or 2016-2018 In Color  3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.  If you want both sets the cost is $20.

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Your ribbon will come on these cute little “spools” wrapped in a clear envelope.  If you purchase both sets I will send you 2 yards of Whisper White Organza Ribbon FREE as my Back to School Special. Do you remember when I shared how to dye the organza ribbon?  You can see that post HERE.

Here are some recent cards and projects I’ve made using these ribbons. Relax and enjoy the replay. (You can click on any photo to see that post.)

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Now that you have had time to reflect on the ribbon projects, you will want to respond by emailing me your ribbon order (j.stark@myactv.net). Put Ribbon Share in the subject.  I will reply to let you know I received your order.  Orders will be sent out in October.

Hope you have a Relaxing day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

P.S. I am so laughing at myself right now as I just noticed something ridiculous in my post.  I could remedy it, but I’d rather have a little fun…see if you can find my error and report in the comments. I will pick a random winner to receive 2 yards of Organza Ribbon. ( I really did not plan this!!)

 

Q is for a Quick Tip

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today I have a Quick tip for you. Do you sometimes have trouble getting your clear mount stamps to stick to the acrylic block?  I found that sometimes the label on my stamp would lose it’s “sticking power” over time. (I hate it when a stamp falls off the block!) I was in a quandary!  I quit putting the labels on my stamps; however, I like having the labels on my stamps. So, here is a simple and quick fix using  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (I love this stuff!!) Simply apply a thin layer of liquid glue to the top of the label. (I used the Broad Tip on the bottom of the glue to spread my thin layer.) Let it dry and it will leave a sticky layer that will stick to your acrylic block! Quick & Easy! No more stamps falling off the block!

FYI…Today is the last day for the September Special Offers from Stampin’ Up! That means this is your LAST CHANCE to grab the Layering Ovals Framelits at 25% off. There should be no qualms about it…you’re going to want these!

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I’ve had a few questions about how these are different from the older set of Oval dies from Stampin’ Up! Take a close look at the photo above and you’ll see – this set has scallop ovals in all sizes!!! The older set only had one large scallop oval and the rest were plain so your layering options were limited. There are a lot more sizes too..a quantity of 15 Dies!

This set of framelits is a game changer. It makes it so easy to make quick & fabulous cards! Here is a card I shared recently using the layering oval framelits.  You can click on the card for all the details.

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Here is my Back to School Special for today…Any purchase of $25 or more from my online store qualifies you to receive a card kit that is quick & easy to put together. It’s my thank you for shopping with me. Remember to enter the Hostess code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. Click HERE to shop my online store. Email me is you have any questions ( j.stark@myactv.net ).

Have a  Quintessential day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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