Z is for Zigzag DSP

Welcome to my ABC’s with DSP series. Today I am featuring the zigzag design from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack.

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I am heading to Atlanta this afternoon to see my daughter, attend World Card Making Day with fellow demonstrators, and go to Stampin’ Up!’s  On Stage Convention!  I am so excited!!!  I have been a busy beaver making cards to swap, a 3D project to share, as well as a shoebox swap!  I will be sharing my projects as well as all the ones I make and receive at these events.  Lots of inspiration ahead!

Today’s card is for my daughter’s birthday.  I am thrilled to be able to deliver it in person to her when I get to Atlanta. We are going out to dinner to one of her favorite places, The Cheesecake Factory!  YUM!!  I made her a double Z fold card (for the last letter in this alphabet series). I CASEd the Z fold design from Susy Wood.

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You can see the two Z’s when you look down on the card.

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This card is not as hard as it looks to make.  It is actually rather easy!  I started with a piece of 4 1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I scored it at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.  I cut another strip of Flirty Flamingo at 1 1/2 x 11″ and scored it the same as the card base.  (You just flip it so that it folds the opposite of the card base.) I attached a piece of 4 x 2 1/2″ DSP to the front.  I stamped the Happy Birthday in Black Momento Ink on a piece of Whisper White that measures 3 x 2 3/4″ and adhered it to a layer of Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ larger (3 1/4 x 3).  This is adhered to a layer of Basic Black that measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/4. Next I stamped the flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set using Black Momento ink and punched the flowers using the Blossom Punch.  I added Rhinestones for some bling, attached the flowers with Glue Dots, and tied a piece of Organza ribbon in a knot. Here’a another view with the card open.

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Stamp Sets: Stylized Birthday, Grateful Bunch  Ink: Black Momento  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Rhinstone Basic Jewels, Blossom Bunch Punch, Organza Ribbon

Click HERE to shop my online store. Select stamp sets are on sale for 25 % off Nov. 1 – 30th. These stamps coordinate with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits that are available starting now. Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out to receive a FREE gift from me.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Y is for Shades of Yellow

We are near the end of my ABC’s with DSP series.  My favorite color is yellow.  I’d say  I’m mostly a Daffodil Delight or So Saffron shade of yellow gal; however, I have a new found likeness for Delightful Dijon since discovering the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. Previously, I shared a window pane card I made with this DSP Stack.  If you missed it (and the cool trick to make a double window), you can Click HERE.  Today I am going to share another card I made using one of the photographic artwork designs.

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I had a request to make some cards for a patient undergoing cancer treatment.  I thought this paper would be perfect as I love the underlying “wish” in the design. I remember as a kid I would pick these “flowers”, make a wish, and blow the seeds everywhere.

This was a simple card to put together and I used every bit of my 6 x 6 DSP.  First I cut 2 1/4 x 6 from the top section of my paper (which I used to adhere to the flap on my envelope).  Then I cut 1 inch off my remaining 3 3/4 x 6 piece.  (I saved the 1 x 3 3/4″ piece for the inside of my card.) I heat embossed my sentiment using a cool technique for color embossing.  First you ink the stamp in Versa Mark. Then, with the Versa Mark on your stamp, ink it in the color of your choice before stamping it on your cardstock. (I chose Soft Suede ink.)  Next, sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on your sentiment, pour the excess back in your container and heat your stamped image with the heat tool.  You can heat emboss any color you want using the Clear Embossing Powder!  How cool is that?!

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I layered my DSP on Soft Suede cardstock ( just 1/8″ larger) and added some linen thread to keep it light.  (I tried ribbon but I didn’t want to cover any of the beautiful design on my paper.)  I popped the layer up on dimensionals and adhered it to a Delightful Dijon card base.  I repeated the layers for the inside of my card and added the 1 inch piece I had leftover from my 6 x 6 piece.

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Stamp Sets: Time of Year, Thoughts & Prayers  Inks: Soft Suede, VersaMark  Papers: Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Pack  Tools & Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool, Linen Thread. Stampin’ Dimensonals

I placed my order yesterday for the new Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Did you? I can’t wait for them to arrive!

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There is also select stamp sets on sale that coordinate with these framelits.

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Click HERE to shop my online store. Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKSwhen you check out to receive a FREE gift from me.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

X is for A Little Foxy DSP

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Welcome to my ABC’s of DSP. Today I am showcasing A little FoXy Designer Series Paper Stack. (OK so I may be stretching it a bit for the letter x but when I teach the letter X to my Pre-K students we say “X as in Fox”.)  This paper stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided 6 x 6 designs. It coordinates with Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Smoky Slate cardstock. I used the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch along with A Little Foxy DSP to create this card and treat for my daughter (from her cat LOL).

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I love to make little gifts that coordinate. The treat holder is quick & easy to make.  Start with a piece of 2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and score it as 4″ and 4 1/2″ then punch each end with the Tag Topper Punch.  I added the heart pattern from A Little Foxy DSP stack then stamped, punched and adhered my kitty on to a 2″ whisper white circle which is adhered to a smoky slate circle cut from the Layering Circles Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals. This cat is so stinkin’ cute! It holds a mini Kit Kat (of course!) with a note, “Your Kit Kat misses you!”  How perfect!

The matching note card has the same cute kitty made with the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch as well as the heart DSP from A Little Foxy DSP stack. The “love” is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut it in both Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette cardstock and offset it on my card. Check out those X’s on the front of the envelope. (Way to tie in the letter for today don’t you think? 🙂 )

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The inside sentiment is from Designer Tin of Cards and I added an enamel heart.

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Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Bloomin’ Love, Places You’ll Go, Designer Tin of Cards  Ink: Smoky Slate  Papers: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Fox Builder Punch, Tag Topper Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

Here is a quick video from Stampin’ Up! showing some of the possibilities with this stamp set and punch!  Check out the cool tip for stamping with this set!

 

Here’s some more ideas using this product suite.

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As you can see, you can make more than cards using this bundle.  Tags and treat holders are another fun way to make the most of your supplies!

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My daughter loves cats!  We already had one before she found 5 in a storm drain and called me to help rescue them.  The first thing I said was, “OK but we are not keeping them!” What can I say, we nursed those babies (actually had to bottle feed them) and found homes for the other 4 but there was no way she could let go of “Storm”.  Storm chose Ariane! She was the last one rescued and Ariane actually had to climb down into the storm drain to get her as she was so tiny, frightened, and frostbitten. (Storm actually lost the tip of her tail.) Well to make a long story short, we kept her and she never left Ariane’s side (seriously!).  She would sit on her lap while she did homework, wait outside the bathroom door while she showered, and slept beside or on top of her every night.  As we looked at colleges I thought Storm was my ticket to her choosing a college close by. HA!  Needless to say, Storm and I have grown closer these past 2 months as we both miss Ariane. Here’s a picture of Storm all snuggly warm on top of my quilt I pulled out the other day to show you. (Didn’t get that put away fast enough!)

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Isn’t she adorable?! So, as Pete the Cat would say, “It’s all Good!”  Speaking of Pete the Cat, every year I dress up for Halloween to go along with a book. (Last year I was the alphabet tree from Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom). My PreK students this year love Pete the Cat stories so I am dressing up as Pete for our Halloween party today.

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My PreK students go trick-or-treating throughout the school and visit each classroom. The older kids don’t get to dress up so they enjoy seeing the little ones in their costumes and I always make them guess what character I am.  If you have young kids or grandchildren you need to read them Pete the Cat.  Let me forewarn you, once you get the songs in your head, you’ll be singing them for days!  LOL  Pete is upbeat and there’s a good lesson and moral in the stories. The buttons on my costume are attached with velcro so I’ll be “losing” them all day (and having my students find them).  I love Halloween almost as much as April Fool’s Day!  LOL

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Many thanks to everyone who left comments on my 100th blog post!  The winner of a set of handmade cards from me is Marie.  Please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send out your set of cards.  I will post the set of cards later this week. (I don’t want to spoil the surprise for Marie.) I really appreciate all the wonderful comments and I am so glad you enjoy my blog and feel inspired.  I love to create and share with others!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale.  I have been showcasing the beautiful Stampin’ Up! designs all month long. (There’s only 2 alphabet letters left in this series.) Many of you left comments the other day sharing your favorite Designer Series Paper and so I thought I’d share my Top 4 choices from the DSP SALE (just in case you want to know which ones I recommend on this last day of the sale)…Floral Boutique (LOVE navy and white…so classic!), By the Shore (I love the beach, combing for shells, and sand between my toes.  Plus, the prints on the back of these designs are versatile for year round projects!),  Candy Cane Lane (So stinkin’ cute and perfect for Christmas projects!), and my last choice is a toss up…  I just recently purchased the Moroccan DSP so I haven’t used it as much yet but I really like the prints (so much better in person than you see in the catalog!). My other choice is Fruit Stand. (It has been the biggest surprise for me.)  I admit it was not on my wish list; however, I won a pack at the shoebox swap I attended last summer and fell in love with the prints!  I used that whole pack and have just about used up all of my second pack. I made a bunch of apple note cards for teacher thank you notes, used the lemon DSP to go with little gift packets of lemonade as well as get well cards, made adorable 3 x 3 strawberry cards to go with a basket of fresh berries or jam…I could go on and on about this pack! Try some out for yourself!

Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale before it’s too late!  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me. This month I have lots of 4 x 6 DSP samples going out to my customers along with a thank you card.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a Happy Halloween!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Coming Nov. 1st!!!  Email me today if you want to preorder (j.stark@myactv.net).

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Save 25% on these stamp sets Nov. 1 – 30th!

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W is for Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack

Welcome to my ABC’s with DSP series. Today I am featuring the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. This paper stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided 6 x 6 designs…perfect for lots of projects!

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I was planning my upcoming workshops this weekend and decided to make some tags for my Boxes, Bags, and Tags class next month. I love to make tags for the gifts I give and I also like to give tags as a gift.  It makes a great little hostess gift for your holiday parties.

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Handmade tags using Stampin’ Up! Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack and Perfect Pines Framelits

The patterns in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack have a warmhearted, homespun feeling.  I like to layer my tags so I can write a little note on the layer underneath or just stamp to and from.  My tags measure 2 x 4 1/4 (you get 10 from a sheet of cardstock).  I punched the cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I  cut the trees and stars using the Perfect Pines Framelits.  The stars are cut from scraps of Delightful Dijon. I adhered the trees to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used a glue dot for the star. The sentiment from Flurry of Wishes is stamped using Basic Black ink.  I tied the Burlap Ribbon with some Lined Thread and made a bow to complete the tags.  These are simple and quick to make!

Here’s another idea for quick and easy gift giving using Stampin’ Up! Gift Boxes.

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Check out this 1 minute inspirational video showcasing a gorgeous Christmas card made using the Warmth & Cheer DSP and Stitched Shapes Framelits (available November 1st).

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Wouldn’t you love to give or receive a card like this? I love to receive handwritten notes and cards and I have a special “treasure” box where I save them.  I like to go through them when I need a “pick me up” or just want to remember the moment.  I have a couple of cards and letters from my dad and grandmother who have passed away and I love seeing their handwriting and rereading their letters.

Sharing handmade kindness makes a difference!

 

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STARTING NOV. 1 you can purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies used on the card above.    You can bet I will be up at the crack of dawn placing my order. Let me know if you want to order a set and I can add it to my order. (You will save on shipping.) I love the sweet edging the dies create and classic shapes that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares, Circles and Ovals Dies.  Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off select stamps that coordinate with the new stitched framelits. What a great savings!!

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Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Special from Stampin’ Up!  Now is the time to plan your projects for the holidays (and beyond) and Save! Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale before it’s too late!  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment on my 100th blog post (by midnight tonight) for a chance to win some blog candy! If you missed that post you can see it HERE.

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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V is for Very Vanilla DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am sharing 2 cards I made using Very Vanilla from This Christmas Designer Series Paper.

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I think the snowflake DSP makes great thank you cards to send after Christmas.  These would make great teacher or hostess gifts as well as stocking stuffers! I always make thank you cards to give to my children for Christmas so they are all set to thank family members for their gifts.

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The Very Vanilla card base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  My snowflake DSP measures 5 1/4 x 4.  I cut the thanks from the Hello You Thinlits and adhered it to Very Vanilla cardstock that measures 1 5/8 x 5 1/2″.  The basic black layer is 1 3/4 x 5 1/2. My husband often asks me for thank you cards and this one will work for him.

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The musical notes DSP is perfect for note cards for yourself or to give as a gift. I don’t know the music director at our school very well but he was kind enough to give me a guitar pic I needed for a special card for someone. (I’ll post that card another time.)  I made him a set of note cards to show my appreciation. I used the Crumb Cake note cards and Envelopes. I say this all the time but this is a great bang for your buck!  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00.  I use the white note cards all the time for thank you cards.  I think this crumb cake note card makes a great masculine card.  I had some extra clips from the Tin of Cards kit so I added them here.

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The musical notes DSP measures 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and is layered on a 3 x 3 piece of basic black cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases on Very Vanilla with Basic Black ink and punched it out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.  I punched the basic black circle with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Check out this gorgeous gift card holder showcasing the Very Vanilla musical notes paper along with some new dies that are going to be available Nov. 1st! These new Stitched Shapes Framelits are going to be such a beautiful addition to cards and projects. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) to preorder yours today!

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Here are some other Designer Series Paper Packs that coordinate with Very Vanilla.  I included some photos I shared previously that showcase the paper. Click on the image to see the original post.

Moroccan Designer Series Paper

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Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper

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By The Shore Designer Series Paper

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Stampin’ Up! By The Shore Designer Series Paper   www.juststampin.com

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Do you prefer Whisper White or Very Vanilla in your craft projects?  Leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

There’s only a few more days to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Special from Stampin’ Up!  Now is the time to plan your projects for the holidays (and beyond) and Save! Both the Moroccan and By The Shore DSP are included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free SALE until October 31st.

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Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale before it’s too late!  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment on yesterdays 100th blog post for a chance to win some blog candy!  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

U is for Unique DSP (and you could win some blog candy!!!)

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Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  Today I am making some Unique DSP.  You can find inspiration anywhere.  Today mine came as I was wrapping a gift and needed to make a card to go with it.  The paisley pattern on the wrapping paper reminded me of Stampin’ Up!’s  Paisley & Posies Stamp Set.  So I gathered my markers, stamp set, and cardstock and decided to make my own designer series paper to coordinate with the wrapping paper.

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I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock.  I randomly stamped 3 images from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set using Sweet Sugarplum ink. Next was the fun part…coloring! I used Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, and Wild Wasabi markers to color on the cardstock. (The Wild Wasabi turned out to be darker when colored on the cardstock so I switched to using the Pear Pizzazz.)

Next I cut a piece of 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece from my unique DSP and layered it on a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock that measures 5 1/2 x 3 1/2. I adhered this to my Whisper White card base. I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blossoms with Sweet Sugarplum ink and cut it out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I cut a scallop oval from Sweet Sugarplum to layer my sentiment.  Most of the cards I make seem to evolve as I create and this one was no exception.  I wish I could say I planned it that the flower would match up perfectly but, I was playing around with where to lay the sentiment and noticed how cool that worked out!  I attached the layered sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals then I used the Paisley Framelits to cut out a flower from my “unique” DSP.  I cut off the stem before attaching it with a glue dot.

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I used more of my DSP to decorate my envelope to match.

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Stamp Sets: Paisleys & Posies, Birthday Blossoms  Inks: Sweet Sugarplum (ink & marker), Wild Wasabi/Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach (markers)  Papers: Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Paisley Framelits

Do you know what today is?  It is my 100th blog post! Let’s celebrate with some blog candy! Leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner to receive a set of cards from me.  I have been sharing ideas using Stampin’ Up! DSP all month long…What’s your favorite DSP?  You have until midnight (EST) on October 30th to leave a comment. (It would be awesome to get 100 comments!!! Spread the word and share with your friends!)  I will announce the winner on Halloween, October 31st.  (No tricks, just treats! 🙂 ) If I reach 100 comments I will pick 5 winners!!!

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Don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale through October 31st…Buy 3, Get 1 Free.  Yesterday I shared another Special from Stampin’ Up! that will be offered in November.  You can check that out HERE.

Click HERE to shop my online store. Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day is unique!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Coming Nov. 1st!!!  Email me if you want to preorder (j.stark@myactv.net).

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Save 25% on these stamp sets Nov. 1 – 30th!

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T is for This Christmas DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am showcasing This Christmas Designer Series Paper.

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One of the things I love about this paper pack is you get 4 of each of the designs.  That’s great when you want to make multiple cards using one design.  You can get 6 4″x 6″ pieces from each 12 x 12 sheet…that’s 24 from each design.  Great for making Christmas cards!

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It’s less than 2 months til Christmas! Time to start working on those Christmas card ideas and gift tags! Here are some ideas I posted previously showcasing this paper pack with cards, boxes, and tags. Click on the image to see the original post.

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This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set

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This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set

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Custom Box with This Christmas Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!   www.juststampin.com
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Christmas Tags with This Christmas DSP and Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set   www.juststampin.com

 

Mini Notebooks covered with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper make great stocking stuffers and fit nicely in a purse!

 

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Stampin’ Up! announced an upcoming sneak peek….   I am SUPER excited and can’t wait to get my hands on these! Check out the video below!

Stitched from the Heart – Available 1 Nov 2016

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog that comes out in June and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.

The framelits coordinate with the stamp sets below that will be 25% off their regular price.

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I will be putting in an order early morning November 1st so let me know if you want to order (email me: j.stark@myactv.net) or you can order online and use the Hostess Code  7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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S is for Serene Scenery DSP Stack

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack to make a card for my sister.  This convenient 6″x 6″ size is perfect for card fronts, small gifts, and tags.  You get 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. One side has nature and textile photography; the other side is coordinating graphic imagery.

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This photo does not do the paper justice at all!  In fact, I admit I passed it over in the catalog again and again thinking it is not for me. (I’ve since changed my mind!) Check out this 1 minute video to get a better view of the paper in this stack and see some sample ideas (even some home decor).

When I finally got my hands on this DSP I was blown away by the realistic prints.  I love photography and wish I was better at capturing images in the right light. My inspiration for today’s card is the view from my sister’s new “dream home”.

I would have to pinch myself if I woke up to this every morning.  Aaaahhh!  Here’s my card…

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Double Window Pane with Hearth & Home Thinlits and Serene Scenery DSP

I wanted to make a larger window to look more like my inspiration and show more of the view from my sister’s windows.  To do this you have to make sure the cutting plate does not cover all the way to the end of the die. I added some photos below so you can see how I cut the window die with the Big Shot.  I placed the cutting pad just short from covering the die on the right hand side the first time I ran the die through the Big Shot. You can see how it cut the die only where I placed the cutting pad on top.  Then I lined the die up and placed the cutting pad on top making sure not to cover all the way on the left this time.

It’s easier to do than it sounds and you end up with a nice large window to fill your card front.  I saw a card on Pinterest doing this for a tall window and I just adapted the idea to make mine wide instead.  I added a sentiment from Sheltering Tree and to make it even more realistic I decided to add a window sheet which I attached with glue dots.

I stamped grass from the Wetlands Stamp set in Old Olive ink.  I used a sticky note to mask part of the stamp as I didn’t want tall grass everywhere. I adhered the DSP to the window sheet then popped the window up with foam adhesive strips. I love how it turned out and hope my sister likes it too!  What a view!

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Matching envelope with Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack

Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Sheltering Tree  Inks: Crumb Cake, Old Olive  Papers: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Hearth & Home Thinlits, Big Shot, Foam Adhesive Strips

Here’s some more ideas using other designs from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper.

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If you would like to purchase any of the products shown here today you can Click HERE to shop my online store.  There’s only a few days left to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  If you buy 3 packs of DSP you get 1 pack FREE! Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! What does your view look like today? I’ll be looking at smiling faces from my sweet 4 year old students in the morning and beautiful fall leaves in the afternoon as I help my friends do some yard work for a family that needs our support.  Leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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R is for Real Red DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am showcasing Real Red from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. Red is one of my absolute favorite colors! I have touches of red in every room in my house (except my daughters “Paris” themed bedroom) and I won’t tell you how many different red tops I own!  I love how Stampin’ Up! paired Real Red with crumb cake , early espresso, and whisper white in these designs.

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Today’s card was sent to me from my new friend and fellow demonstrator, Ramsey. We got together last month for lunch and an afternoon of paper crafting and it was like we had known each other forever!  We had so much fun!  She sent me this adorable card and I have been waiting to showcase it.  (I am trying to convince Ramsey she should start a blog because if I can do it ANYONE can!  LOL)  She makes beautiful cards and projects and I felt honored to be on the receiving end of this cutie!

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Card Created By Ramsey Alexander    

These gingerbread men are so stinkin’ cute! And I love the way she punched the DSP for their bowties.  Ramsey is such an enabler…I had to add this Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to my last order ( I ordered it as a Bundle and saved 10%!).  I know my Pre-K students will love getting little treat bags with these guys as tags! I make gingerbread cookies every year for the kids to decorate and I think I will fill little bags with assorted candies for them to use on their cookies. How cute will that be with these guys on the bag?!

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Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

If you are like me and just have to have this bundle (the sentiments in the stamp set are some keepers) you can Click HERE to shop my online store and add this bundle to your cart.  While you’re there you may want to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  The Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper is part of the Special Offer from Stampin’ Up!  If you buy 3 packs of DSP you get 1 pack FREE! Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Q is for Quilted DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using two different Designer Series Paper packs and making some quilt cards.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms and Floral Phrases Quilt card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had so much fun making these cards and I really want to make more. (I’m thinking gift ideas…a set of quilted cards for a friend who loves to sew or quilt.) These are pretty easy to make.  The thank you note is made with 1 1/4″ squares from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used liquid glue to adhere these to a 4″ square of whisper white.  (The liquid glue gives me a little wiggle room to move it around just right.) After I glued the 9 designs I embossed it with the Happy Heart embossing folder to give it a “quilted” look.  The sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set and stamped in Basic Black ink on Melon Mambo cardstock.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

The birthday card uses the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. (This paper is included in the Stampin’ Up! Special through October 31st.)  I cut the DSP and Whisper White cardstock into 1″ strips for this card. You could also use the Layering Squares Framelits or the 1′ square punch (on sale on clearance while supplies last). You need 4 white squares, 2 each of 2 different patterned paper, and 8 solid or coordinating DSP.  I cut the white squares and 4 of the blue squares in half on the diagonal.  I glued these to a 4″ square of whisper white cardstock. The turquoise tone on tone DSP has a diamond design so I used the Boho Chic embossing folder on this card.  I rummaged through my button collection and found one in melon mambo. I tied white bakers twine on the button and attached it to my card with a glue dot.

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The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms and stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Tempting Turquoise ink.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

My friend Paula introduced me to quilting (and cross stitching) many years ago. She makes absolutely gorgeous quilts (and sweaters, and needlepoint, and  many other crafty things. She is multi talented!) Here’s a quilt wall hanging she made me many years ago that I always look forward to hanging up every year.

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I made a Christmas tree quilt which must be packed up with all the Christmas stuff because I couldn’t find it to show you.  However, I did come across this bed quilt I made many years ago. (I completely forgot about this one!) I pulled it out of the cedar chest to photograph to show you.

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The past few days have been blustery here in Maryland…the kind of days where you want to wrap yourself up in a quilt and get cozy!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper