Birthday Showcase

It’s my birthday!  I have some amazingly talented friends and family! Here’s some of the gorgeous cards I received this week.

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Card Created by Ramsey Alexander

Birthday card idea - For more inspiration visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Card Created by Ramsey Alexander

Stampin Up All That You Are birthday card idea with Stitched Rectangle dies - For more inspiration visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Michelle Gleeson
Stampin Up Humming Along Stamp set and Up and Away Thinlits Dies Birthday card idea - For more inspiration and card ideas visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Karen Hallam
Stampin Up Hello Cupcake Birthday card idea - For more inspiration visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Cheryl Wherry
Stampin Up Climbing Roses bundle Birthday card idea - For more inspiration visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Deb Echelmeyer
Stampin Up Butterfly Gala and Incredible Like you Birthday card idea - For more inspiration visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Julie Wagner
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Card from my mom
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Card Created by Margie Wight
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Card Created by Jane Rozes
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Card Created by Rosanne Mulhern
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Card Created by Jill Killeen
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Card Created by Lisa Pretto
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Card Made by Cindy Thompson
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Card Created by Cindy Thompson
Stampin Up Garden Impressions Birthday card idea - For more inspiration visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Ariane Stark

I love homemade cards and gifts! My daughter has been home for spring break this week and she surprised me with a gift from the heart that took me on a trip down Memory Lane! We went out for my birthday dinner last night and she couldn’t wait to give me these.

Birthday gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

She reached out to my friends and family and asked them to email her a favorite happy or funny memory they have with me. It was pure joy and laughter as I read these messages and stories from friends and family.  My heart is so full!  I feel so blessed!

I hope this inspires you to make someone smile today. Reach out to someone you may not have seen in awhile, tell someone what you love about them, send someone a card today!

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

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Hoppy Birthday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

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

Big Shot

$110.00

Oops! Card and Blog Candy Winner

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

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

Stampin' Up! wreath builder template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.  

March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

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

Grid Paper

$11.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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Coupon Code: 6N8SALE

Celebrating Spring Birthdays for the Pals Blog Hop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop

 

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

 

 

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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

Grid Paper

$11.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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Happy Birthday with Dandelion Wishes

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Happy Birthday to my sweet daughter, Ariane.  I can’t believe she is 21 years old today!  Last week I shared her surprise birthday celebration. If you missed that post you can view it HERE.

I mailed her this card so she would get it on her birthday.
Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used the new Highland Heather Designer Series Paper and cardstock because purple is her favorite color. I love the 6 x 6 DSP packs!  They are the perfect size to decorate a card and envelope.  I first cut a 2 x 6 piece to use on the flap of my envelope.  Then I cut the 4 x 6 piece to 4 x 5 1/4 to layer on the front of my card.  I used the leftover 3/4 x 4 piece on the inside of my card.  I love that there is no waste!
Stampin Up Memorable Moments and Large Number Framelits 21st Birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
*The Large Number Framelits and Memorable Moments Stamp Set I used on the inside of my card are retired. Everything else can be ordered from my online store. Click on the product images below to purchase. I love the Dandelion Wishes stamp set!
Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I stamped the image and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I punched the sentiment using the Pretty Label Punch and layered it with a 1 3/4 Circle in Highland Heather. I popped the sentiment and layered dandelion image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling!
Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I hope you enjoyed my card today. It’s quick & easy to create! I like that it’s clean & simple. You can recreate with any color and use different images and sentiments.  Have fun and do something creative today!

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

SUPPLIES USED ON TODAY’S CARD (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):


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November Host Code: 9KYTA3C4

Have a wonderful weekend!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

*Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive this special edition set of 10 Holiday cards! You don’t want to miss out on this kit!
Santa Claus is coming to town . . . along with Paper Pumpkin’s exclusive, oh-so-fun holiday kit! It arrives in a specially-designed box filled with everything you need for a sweet holiday crafting experience.
Stampin Up Christmas card kit, November 2018 - Everything you need to make 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs) - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
About the Kit:
The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit has everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs.)

  • The box is a great sneak peek of what’s inside!
  • Coordinating colors:
    • Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 (shipping included).

Click HERE to subscribe.

A Champion Birthday

Today is my husband’s birthday. He is a huge sports fan! His favorite hockey team is the Washington Capitals and he has waited his whole life for them to win the Stanley Cup Championship! Needless to say he was thrilled last June! For his birthday I bought him tickets to a Caps game and a commemorative bottle of bubbly. I always like to make my cards match the gift; however, I didn’t have any hockey related stamps. I played around and decided to make my own hockey sticks.
Stampin Up Perennial Birthday hockey card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I always loved origami as a kid and though this really doesn’t qualify (it’s held together with glue dots! LOL), it does the trick.  I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set for the simple sentiment and the team colors for my card.
Stampin Up Labels to Love birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The inside sentiment is from Labels to Love. (The die is retired.)
Stampin Up masculine birthday card for hockey fan using Perennial Birthday Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I’m looking forward to celebrating with My Champion!

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

SUPPLIES USED ON TODAY’S CARD (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Glue Dots

$5.25


Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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

November Host Code: 9KYTA3C4

Snowflake Showcase Limited Time Only

Click HERE to view/print the Snowflake Showcase flyer.

Hurray! Santa Claus is coming to town . . . along with Paper Pumpkin’s exclusive, oh-so-fun holiday kit! It arrives in a specially-designed box filled with everything you need for a sweet holiday crafting experience.
Stampin Up Christmas card kit, November 2018 - Everything you need to make 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs) - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
About the Kit

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit has everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • The box is a great sneak peek of what’s inside!
  • Coordinating colors:
    • Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 (shipping included).

Click HERE to subscribe.

 

A Magical Birthday

Stampin Up Magical Mermaid and Star of Light 3 x 3 heat embossed birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter is turning 21 next week! We like to give birthday “experiences” and this year we surprised her with an early celebration.  We sent her the confirmation for her plane ticket for Fall break however; instead of a ticket to fly home, we sent her a ticket to Orlando!  She did not know that was her destination until she went online to check in 24 hours in advance and thought her dad had messed up the flight.  LOL  Needless to say, she was thrilled when she found out she was going to Universal Studios (the Wizarding World of Harry Potter) and we would be meeting her there.  We are HUGE Harry Potter fans and I can still remember reading aloud all seven books to her. Our son lives in Massachusetts and he took off from work and flew in to surprise her. We had a wonderful time!
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We had a few other surprises for her too!
Stampin Up Broadway Bound 21st birthday gift card holder and mini pizza box game idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I found a “golden snitch” bracelet and made a special holder (which could also be used to hold a gift card).
Stampin Up Detailed With Love and Broadway Bound 21st birthday gift card holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love that you pull the ribbon to reveal the gift/card inside.

Details:
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Gold Foil scored at 1 1/2 and 4. Punch a hole in the center using 1/4″ circle punch. Adhere with tear & tape on back.
Cut ~12″ ribbon and loop around cardstock (Gold Glimmer Paper) and slide inside.
Insert ribbon through hole and tie a knot.
Decorate front as desired.  I used Broadway Bound DSP and Gold Metallic Ribbon.
Pull ribbon to view/open.

We love to play family games and I found this fun idea on Pinterest.
Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I printed the cards on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out.  They were the perfect size to fit in a Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Box!
Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is a quick & easy gift that would be great for any Harry Potter fan! I included the links below if you want to make this.  It’s not too early to make some fun stocking gifts!  You can purchase the mini pizza boxes from my online store.

Harry Potter Would You Rather 1
Harry Potter Would You Rather 2
Harry Potter Would You Rather 3
Harry Potter Would You Rather 4
Harry Potter Would You Rather 5
Harry Potter Would You Rather 6
Harry Potter Would You Rather 7
Harry Potter Would You Rather 8
Harry Potter Would You Rather 9

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects.  You can click on the links below to view and/or purchase the products in my online store.
Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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

Here’s a few photos from our trip.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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

November Host Code: 9KYTA3C4

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Be sure to check out the limited edition Snowflake Showcase products. These products are only available through November 30th (while supplies last). Trust me, you don’t want to miss out!  Click HERE or HERE to see ideas using these products and everything that is included in the showcase.

Click HERE to view/print the Snowflake Showcase flyer.

HOLIDAY CATALOG ITEMS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA

Stampin’ Up! posted the following update:

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and/or your customers. In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at ($11.00). This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible.

Seasonal Paper Pumpkin Past Kits Sale and Alternative Ideas

Stampin’ Up! is offering a sale on seasonal Paper Pumpkin past kits. The Frights & Delights Past Kit and Refill and November’s Back in Plaid Past Kit are on sale for 15% off. *You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber in order to purchase past kits. This sale is while supplies last, so don’t miss out.

Stampin Up Back in Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit - to order visit juststampin.com

You can use these kits to make more than just holiday cards and gifts! I love to use the contents and make alternative projects like the card below!

Stampin Up This Little Piggy and Paper Pumpkin Frights & Delights alternative birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com

This card reminds me of one of my favorite childhood books/movies, Charlotte’s Web. I saw this idea by Lisa Fast on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page. I knew this would be the perfect birthday card for my pig loving friend, Susan Itell. Lisa didn’t give any directions so I played around, changed it up a bit, and added the cute spider trinket from the Toil & Trouble Suite in the Holiday Catalog. Here’s the card details:

  • Line the opening of the treat bag at 4 1/2 and cut off the seam on the bottom.
  • Cut a 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 piece of whisper white cardstock and stamp sentiment. Slide the cardstock into the bag sleeve.  It fits snuggly.
  • Adhere the sleeve to a piece of 4 x 4 3/4 Black cardstock.
  • Adhere the black layer to a Blushing Bride card base cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • Stamp the pig on Shimmery White cardstock and color with ink and an Aqua Painter.  Trim around the pig with Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add Baker’s Twine from the Paper Pumpkin kit around the top of the card and tie a bow. Attach the spider trinket with silver thread and a glue dot.

As Charlotte would say, “Teriffic!”

Here’s a few ideas from Pinterest and Facebook I shared at my Paper Pumpkin get together using the Back in Plaid kit. You can emboss the stocking (iron first and spray with hair spray), make baby booties (roll the cuff) or a winter cap (cut the heel off and add a candy treat inside).

img_0304 Here’s a close up of each:Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back in Plaid candy treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.comStampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back in Plaid baby bootie idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.justtsampin.com

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back and Plaid embossed Christmas Stocking - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com

Last year I filled the stockings with gift cards for friends and family.  It makes a quick & easy gift presentation.  I bought extra kits to use the stockings for table favors for our Christmas Eve dinner this year. I’m going to fill them with candy and questions.  It’s fun to have everyone go around the table and read their question and answer.  It really sparks some entertaining conversation!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! how-to videos to see everything in the kit and how easy it is to put these projects together!

If you are a paper pumpkin subscriber, click on the product images below to purchase these kits from my online store.  If you are not a current subscriber, click HERE to join.  Remember you can cancel at any time, skip a month, or give the kit as a gift to a friend or family member. Here’s a sneak peek at the next kit.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin monthly crafting kit. Subscribe by November 10th - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com

About the Kit:

  • November’s kit gives you everything you need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday!  The kit will create 10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs!
  • The box is a clue of what’s inside!
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • Subscribers get everything needed to create all 10 cards PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot for $19.95! Click HERE to subscribe.

Thanks for stopping by!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

October Specials

Host Code Exclusive – No Tricks, Just Treats! Receive a special treat bag with Stampin’ Up! goodies with an online order of $50 or more when you use the Host Code: 4JUX4YHD.

There is not limit to the number of treat bags you can earn!  *If your order is $150 or more, do not use the host code as you become the hostess and earn rewards in addition to 3 (or more) treat bags!!! Click HERE to shop.

24-Hour Flash Sale….Tuesday, October 23rd

Stampin Up 24-hour flash sale October 23, 2018- visit juststampin.com for details.Check back tomorrow for more details!

Product List (Click on the images below to shop my online store.)

Blushing Bride 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"

Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ x 11″” Card Stock”
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$6.95

Glue Dots

$5.25

Happy Birthday with FREE Shipping!

Happy Birthday! Is this your birthday month?  I am offering Free shipping (and a birthday card) on any Stampin’ Up! product purchase of $50 or more placed through my online store during your birthday month.*Orders must be placed by the end of your birthday month. I will send you a check to reimburse the cost of shipping on your order.  And of course it will come to you in a special birthday card. Just let me know it’s your birthday month when you place your online order. Let’s celebrate!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make birthday cards! Several friends have birthdays this month so I decided to make a birthday card for card club this month. I used one of my favorite color combinations, yellow and black.  What’s funny is without even realizing it I wore a pair of yellow capris with a black top to card club.  One of the ladies pointed out I “matched my card”.  LOL

The floral image is from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Stampin Up Touches of Texture Stamp set - visit juststampin.com to order Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This set of 15 images feature an eclectic array of useful and fun styles which are great for focal points or backgrounds. The textures and elements in this stamp set will add dimension and character to any of your cards.

I always like to give several options for sentiments to my card club members and this month I also shared several different embossing folder options.Stampin Up Touches of Texture embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love embossing folders! They are such a quick & easy (and inexpensive!) way to add texture and dimension. You really get a big bang for your buck. I like to emboss the envelopes too! I used the Layered Leaves, Tufted, and Subtle Embossing Folders.  Here is a closer look at each.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday Layered Leaves embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday Tufted embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Subtle embossed card idea for a friend- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I even embossed the little flag on the last one with the Subtle folder.  It reminds me of linen fabric.

You could use a variety of sentiments with this card design. The sentiments I used are from Beautiful Bouquet and Perennial Birthday. I stamped each in Memento Black ink.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture layered and embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Which one is your favorite?

Here’s the measurements if you would like to create one of your own.

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)
Layer 1: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)
Layer 2:  2 3/4 x 3 3/4 (Black)
Layer 3:  2 5/8 x 3 5/8 (Crushed Curry)
Layer 4:  2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (Whisper White Stamped layer)
Layer 5:  2 x 3/4 (Crushed Curry punched with Triple Banner Punch)
DSP Layer: (2) 1 x 1 1/2 (Broadway Bound)

I added some finishing touches using the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon for a bow and some black enamel shapes or gold metallic pearls. I am happy with the way these turned out.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up!’s online store gives you the opportunity to shop by occasions?Shop by OccasionClick HERE to see all the different options.

CLICK HERE to see all of the products that are perfect for Birthdays.

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

October Specials

Host Code Exclusive – No Tricks, Just Treats! Receive a special treat bag with Stampin’ Up! goodies with an online order of $50 or more when you use the Host Code: 4JUX4YHD.  There is not limit to the number of treat bags you can earn!  *If your order is $150 or more, do not use the host code as you become the hostess and earn rewards in addition to 3 (or more) treat bags!!! Click HERE to shop.

NEW Stamparatus Accessories  Grid Paper, Foam Mat, Additional Plates, and Magnets!

Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25
Big Shot

$110.00

New Stampin’ Blends Available!

Stampin Up Stampin Blends - new colors available! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

Oh happy day!  I love the Stampin’ Blends and I have been checking the Stampin’ Up! website daily to see if the new colors are in stock to order and today is the day!  Woo Hoo! These markers make everyone look like an artist! It is so easy to add some quick color and create a special one of a kind card…just stamp your image with Memento Black Ink and color.

Here are some cards I colored with the Stampin’ Blends. You can click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits card idea using Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Birthday Wishes For you card idea using Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Moon Baby gift card holder baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to shop the Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin Up Stampin Blends...new colors are available to order! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin Up Crafting Forever with Stampin' Blends card idea - For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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