U is for Under The Tree (for Under $25!)

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Do you have gifts to buy for crafty friends or family? Check out these crafting products for gift ideas that are Under $25…

Give your crafty friends and family what they really want…Stampin’ Up!!!

25 Products Under $25

Click HERE to print the gift flyer.

Perhaps you would like one (or more) of these gifts for yourself.  I would be happy to serve as “Santa’s Elf” and make sure you get what you want.  Simply email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your wish list and contact information for who you would like me to share this information with or you can print a Stampin’ Up Wish List to share with others. Can’t decide? Tell your loved ones to purchase a gift certificate through me. I will wrap the gift certificate in a pretty card ready to deliver!

I purchased the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin for my mom’s birthday last month.  She loves to give my handmade cards so I stamped some different sentiments and decorated the cards with flowers I fussy cut from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Then I put them back in the tin and wrapped it with ribbon and tied a bow.  The pink & gold tin is so gorgeous by itself there’s no need for wrapping paper! Here’s a photo of her birthday card and some of the cards I made for her. (*You get 12 cards and 12 scalloped envelopes included with the tin.) Some of the stamp sets I used (as well as the Large Number Dies) are retired; however, many different sentiments will work.  Use what you have!

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Laser-Cut birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Bird Ballad Laser-Cut all occasion card ideas using Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Laser Cut cards & tin gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What are you hoping to find under your tree this year? Leave me a comment and I’ll pick one lucky winner to receive a gift from me.

Be sure to check back to find out the lucky winner!! It could be you!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive PDF card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. (These ideas will not be shared on my blog.) In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support!

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New Monthly Tutorials…FREE with Purchase!

Happy October! This month I am featuring not one, but two stamp sets in my monthly tutorials… Tidings All Around and Seasonal Wreaths. Why two stamp sets? Because both of these stamp sets coordinate with the All-Around Wreath Dies! How cool is that?! You get a bigger bang for your buck and you can use these year round! I change the wreath on my door for each season & holiday…now we can do the same with our cards! I offer 3 exclusive tutorials each month with a minimum $40 or more online order. The Tidings All Around Bundle includes the All-Around Wreath Dies and is available for $45.75 (10% off). That’s more than the minimum to get those FREE tutorials! I have been playing with these the past week and trust me…You are going to want them! Every time I create one card, I think of another way to use it! The wreath has a permanent spot on my Stamparatus!  I can’t wait to share these projects with you!

Here’s a look at the stamp sets and dies.

Stampinn' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - For inspiration, FREE tutorials, and more visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Tidings All Around Stamp Set and All-Around Wreath Dies Bundle Item # 152371 $45.75
Stampin' Up! Seasonal Wreaths Stamp Set - for inspiration, FREE Tutorials, and more visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Seasonal Wreaths Stamp Set Item # 150522 $18

These are so versatile! I used both stamp sets and some of the dies to create today’s fun fold card.

Stampin' Up Gathered Leaves Dies and Tidings All Around Wreath for a fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have many fall birthdays coming up including my husband, daughter, brother, sister, and several friends. This card could be used for a masculine or feminine birthday. The leaves are from Gathered Leaves Dies. These dies (and coordinating stamp set) were featured in last month’s tutorials.  I have used them so much already and keep coming up with fun new ways. If you missed out on these tutorials last month you can still get them for FREE by ordering the Gather Together Bundle from my online store.  You’ll get 3 exclusive designs with step by step directions to start creating with your new stamps and dies right away! Plus there’s other ideas on my blog and more to come! There will be no reason to have those stamps sitting on a shelf! I try to buy stamp sets that are versatile so I can get the most use out of my purchases. The ones I feature in my monthly tutorials are among my favorites!

Here’s the details for today’s card:

Materials & Measurements

  • Mint Macaron card base:  5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ , scraps to cut 2 leaves and 3 sticks
  • Pretty Peacock: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4  Scraps to cut leaf and 3 sprigs
  • Very Vanilla: 2 cut at 4″ x 4″ scrap to stamp sentiment banner
  • Come To Gather DSP: 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap, 3/4 x 4 for inside card
  • Grapefruit Grove: scraps to cut 2 leaves
  • Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon: 2 pieces cut ~3 1/2″
  • Crumb Cake twine: enough to make a bow


  • Fold and burnish Pretty Peacock cardstock. Center and adhere to the Mint Macaron card base.
  • Center and stamp wreath from Tidings All Around on Very Vanilla. Stamp first in Pretty Peacock then again in Mint Macaron off centered a little so images are not right on top of each other. Adhere to Pretty Peacock.
  • Cut and trim (at an angle) two 3 1/2″ pieces of Scalloped Linen Ribbon and adhere to the wreath with Glue Dots.
  • Stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock on 1/2″ strip on Very Vanilla. Banner the ends and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To get the two tone effect on the leaves, lay the dies on the stamp pad and tap lightly. Remove and cut with die cutting machine.  (These dies cut and emboss at the same time! Just another reason to love them!!!) *The Grapefruit Grove leaves were set in Cajun Craze Ink, Mint Macaron in Mint Macaron, and Pretty Peacock in Pretty Peacock.
  • Cut a few sprigs and twigs in Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock.  Layer leaves and sprigs with Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a leaf trinket and a Crumb Cake bow (from Natures Twine) with Glue Dots. Stampin' Up Gathered Leaves Dies and Tidings All Around Wreath for a fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Stamp inside sentiment.  I used the Stamparatus to first stamp the large bold sentiment in Pretty Peacock.  Then I lined up and stamped the words in Mint Macaron. (*The Stamparatus makes it so easy to make multiple cards and being able to switch and turn the plates makes it quick & easy without having to remove stamps from the blocks each time! I love mine!!) Stampin' Up Amazing Life fun fold masculine birthday card idea for fall - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Add the thin strip of DSP to the bottom of the sentiment and adhere the long strip to the envelope flap for a coordinating look. Stampin' Up Gathered Leaves Dies and Tidings All Around Wreath fun fold fall birthday card idea for fall - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have made this wreath in many different colors and styles already! You can order your set by clicking on the product links below.

Check back tomorrow for the next project in my ABC Holiday 2019 Series. I’ll be featuring a different project with the Tidings All Around Bundle.  Can you guess what it is? I is for……???

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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You can purchase any of the products I used to create today’s card from my online store.  Click HERE or on the images below to shop! For orders under $150 please use the host code.  October Host Code:  FG7M24JM

Orders of $40 or more receive EXCLUSIVE monthly tutorials (via email) featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle and the Seasonal Wreaths Stamp Set (Oct.)
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Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set

Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set


Did you miss out on the Exclusive monthly tutorials in September featuring the Gather Together Bundle? Order the bundle from my online store and I’ll send you the tutorials for FREE! Click on the bundle above to order! Click HERE to see another card I made with this bundle.

The Purple Posy Ink is available to order to complete your 2019 In Colors! Click on the image below to order.

ABC Cards N-Z

I have really enjoyed this ABC Cards alphabet series and I hope you have too! Yesterday I shared a recap of cards A -M. (If you missed that post you can view it HERE.) Here’s the rest of the alphabet from N-Z! Click on the image to view the original post.

N is for Note

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thinking of You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

O is for Special Occasion

Stampin' Up! Well Written baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

P is for Paper Pumpkin

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions alernative Paper Pumpkin Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Q is for Quick

Stampin' Up! Quick & Easy corner fold card idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

R is for Retirement

Stampin' Up! High Tide and Well Said retirement card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

S is for Sympathy

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

T is for Thanks

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

U is for Uplifting

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

V is for Vellum

Stampin' Up! Celebrate With Cake Vellum Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

W is for Wedding

Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake and Lovely Flowers Wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

X is for BoX

Stampin Up! Perennial Essence and Beauty Abounds fun fold box card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Y is for Thinking of You

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia and Pressed Petals Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Z is for Zoo

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing Kid card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Photos of these cards as well as a few of my other most recent cards can be found on my NEW Gallery Page. Click on the menu at the top.  I hope you enjoy this new feature! You can click on any photo in the gallery to see the original post with directions and materials to make it! (Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!! LOL  Thanks to my awesome daughter for setting this up and helping me!!!)

What’s your favorite card from this series? Let me a comment below and you may be the lucky winner to receive one of these cards!

Now that I’ve shared a variety of card ideas from A to Z how about a card swap? We haven’t had one in awhile so let’s showcase some of your favorite creations. I prefer you use current products (so we don’t disappoint anyone when they want to recreate your card but can’t get what you used) but it is not mandatory. I want you to have fun creating and participate in the swap! Mail your card to me along with a self-addressed stamped envelope by September 27th. (Don’t wait to create!!!) I will swap out the cards and send you a card someone else has shared. I will showcase all the cards on my blog. I am excited to see and share your creations!  Who’s in?

Mail cards to me:

Jeanie Stark
12907 Lance Circle
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Be sure to check back tomorrow! I’ll have new tutorials available for my “Stamp of the Month” and drum roll please….. it’s the debut of the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG!  Woo Hoo!!! Plus, select DSP will be on sale…BUY 3, Get 1 FREE!!! (See below for more details.)  I can’t wait!!!


Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Paper Pumpkin September 2019

Halloween is nearly here! Paper Pumpkin has been busy and thought you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, so they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with you in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

Click HERE to subscribe by September 10 to get in on the fun.

Starting tomorrow, September 4th!  BUY 3, Get 1 FREE!

DSP Sale 2019

Here’s the list of the select papers that will be included in the sale! (The paper I used on my card today, Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, is included.  Yippee!!!)

2019 Designer Series Paper Sale

Click HERE to view and print the_DSP_FLYER