Happiest of Birthdays…Fall Birthday Card #1

I have a lot of friends and family members with fall birthdays! Over the next week or so I thought I would share some of the birthday cards I’ve made. Today’s card is for my friend Susan…today is her birthday! Many of you know her from her blog, simplestampin.com. I’d love for you to leave her a comment below to wish her a happy birthday. Here’s the card I made for her.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays and Gathered Leaves fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love fun fold cards. This one is called a bridge fold and it is really quick & easy to create! I used the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Gathered Leaves Dies along with the the gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s a peek at the different patterned papers.

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper - to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, copper foil, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, gold foil, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla

Here’s the details to create this fun fold card:

Measurements:

Card Base (Mint Macaron): 4 1/4 x 8 scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4 on the long side.
DSP (Gilded Autumn): Cut 4 1×4″ strips
Very Vanilla: cut 2 pieces 2 3/4 x 4 to stamp sentiment on front/back.
Bridge: 5 1/2 x width of choice. Mine is 3/4 and has a layer of copper foil and Mint Macaron Basket Weave ribbon (for a bit of texture).

Directions:

Adhere the 4 DSP strips to the card panels. Stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink and adhere to the center panel. The bridge piece is adhered to the side panels. Cut the leaves from Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron cardstock using the Gathered Leaves Dies.(*I love how these dies cut and emboss at the same time!)  Add the acorn trinket to the linen bow and adhere it with a glue dot. The pumpkin is fussy cut from another pattern in the Gilded Autumn DSP and adhered with a glue dot.

I stamped a sentiment from So Sentimental on the back.

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The card folds flat to fit in an envelope.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays and Gathered Leaves Dies fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What do you think of this fun fold card? I love how it can sit on a table, desk, etc. and you can view both sides.

Click HERE to see another bridge fold card I created.

I did a whole alphabet series on different fun folds. You can check them out HERE or scroll under categories for ABC’s with Fun Folds.

Don’t forget to…

  • Join my card swap this month! Click HERE for details.
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Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in October:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! October tutorials feature the Celebration Tidings Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XXUFPNCJ
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  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
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Let’s Celebrate World Cardmaking Day!


What are you planning to do today for World Card Making Day? I’m zooming with my fellow demonstrators and team members this afternoon. We’re planning a little show and tell to share some projects we have been working on.  I can’t stop playing with the Celebrations Tidings Stamp Set and Celebration Labels Dies!

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings card ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to create fun and different cards! This card idea is one of the exclusive card tutorials available this month with an online order of $40 or more. (*See my Just Stampin’ Rewards below.) If you purchase the Celebrate Tidings Bundle, you’ll also receive a kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorials. I have more awesome card ideas and a fun fold tutorial to share in addition to today’s cards! As you can see this bundle is so versatile!  I used the different die cut shapes and stamps to create a Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas card. (And this is just 1 of the tutorials you’ll receive!) Here’s a look at each card.

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Halloween card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The front of the Halloween card is embossed with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Halloween card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used sentiments from A Wish For Everything on the inside of the cards.

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Thanksgiving card idea -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment below and I’ll pick a random winner to send one of these cards to! I’d love to hear what you are doing today to celebrate!

Today is a great day to make some cards, mail cards, or donate some cards in celebration of World Card Making Day! Let’s celebrate the joy of card making and sharing handmade cards with others!

Ideas for Sharing Your Hand-made Cards

  • Give cards as gifts to friends and family: Package them up with a ribbon or in a cute box with envelopes for a ready-to-send present. I do this all the time  My mom and sisters love to receive my card gift sets. Click HERE to see 2 ways to present your cards for gift giving (that I shared back in 2016).
  • Local Assisted Living Communities: There are two ways to reach residents. One is to write notes in cards – ’thinking of you’ is always a great sentiment. The other option is to deliver cards and envelopes that residents can use to mail for their own card-sending occasions. My suggestion is to phone your local assisted living community and ask which they’d prefer and how many residents/cards they would like. I’ve shared several cards and gifts I’ve made for our local nursing home HERE and HERE.
  • Churches: Many churches send cards to shut-ins or to those with health concerns. Some churches also send birthday and anniversary cards. Reach out to local churches and ask if they’d like cards and envelopes donated.
  • Civic, church and school organizations: Need a fundraiser? Package cards 3-4 in a pack with envelopes and groups can sell card packs as a fundraiser (birthday pack, thank you pack, thinking of you pack). Pricing can vary depending on the purpose and area and complexity of cards, but a good starting point is $10-12 for 3 cards. Click HERE or HERE for some quick & easy ideas to create a set of cards!
  • Thank You cards for first responders, military, veterans, teachers and civic workers: Write a note and drop a card in the mail to people who serve in your community. Everyone loves to be appreciated.
  • Card for the Troops: There isn’t often a greeting card store available for military members serving overseas. Look up an organization in your area that specializes in sending boxes of greeting cards to bases overseas for soldiers to use in sending messages back home.

Have a great day! I hope you find time to share your creativity!
Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in October:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • FREE card kit in the mail with any purchase from Oct.1-10 (in honor of World Card Making Day)!
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! October tutorials feature the Celebration Tidings Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XXUFPNCJ
  • Free card kit –  Purchase the Celebration Tidings Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase.

Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (or as a member of my team)

  • Arrange A Wreath– Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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$avings & Inspiration


There’s just 10 hours left to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest stamp sale of the year! I thought I would share some projects from past blog posts showcasing a “few” of my favorite stamp sets included in the sale.

*Click on any image to view the original post.

Perfectly Plaid  #149418  

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Fun Fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Fun Fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Pizza Box Christmas gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Yankee candle box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Itty Bitty Christmas  #150513  

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas and All-Around Wreath Dies inspirational Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Tags, Tags, Tags  #150508  

Halloween treat ideas using the Tags Tags Tags Bundle by Stampin' Up! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Christmas bag idea using the Tags Tags Tags Bundle from Stampin' Up! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Snowman Season  #150458  

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Slider Card idea for Cocoa Mix - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

High Tide  #143006  

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home and Well Said Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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

Stampin Up Fun Fold Tunnel Card using High Tide stamp set. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Fun Fold Tunnel Card using High Tide stamp set. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Fun Fold Shadowbox card using High Tide and So Many Shells Stamp Sets and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For inspiration, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Butterfly Gala  #148580  

Stampin Up Butterfly Gala simple note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Dandelion Wishes  #151345 

Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Dandelion Wishes and Woven Threads get well card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this little parade with some of my favorite stamps! I ordered a couple more stamp sets today that were on my wish list. Stampin’ Up! stamps are absolutely the best — top quality materials and fabulous images that make your projects look spectacular. You can Click HERE to view all the stamp sets on sale.

Enjoy the rest of your day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stamp Sets Showcased Above (Click on image to purchase in my online store.)   

Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in September:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! September tutorials feature the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XXUFPNCJ
  • Free card kit –  Purchase the Arrange A Wreath Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase

Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (*In addition to rewards above! Please remember to add the host code!)

  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorial with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

Join my team and get extra rewards this month! Plus have access to my exclusive monthly tutorials and MORE!

NEW Starter Kit Special

Stampin' Up! Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion - Join my team Sept. 1-30 and earn 2 free stamp sets plus cardstock pieces to create 16 cards - visit juststampin.com for more informaton - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Includes 16 Card Kits, 2 FREE Stamp Sets, and MORE!!!

  • For $99 you GET $125 in products that YOU get to choose PLUS…
    • Two FREE stamp sets (Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love)
    • 16 Card Kits and Envelopes
    • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
    • FREE SHIPPING
  • Use Card Kits for your personal crafting, to craft with a friend, OR for your first class or event.
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