Game On!

Today is my husband’s birthday! We are a huge game family! I grew up with 4 sisters and a brother and we were always playing cards and games. When I moved away after college I missed having someone to play games with so when I got married and had kids we played games! We have been playing more than ever during this pandemic! I have been using the Game On Stamp set to make all kinds of cards and gifts. Here’s what I made for my husband.
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday card and gift ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think I used almost every stamp image and sentiment in this gift set! Here’s a look at the Game On stamp set.Stampin' Up! Game On Stamp Set - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love this stamp set! The sentiments and images are great for all kinds of gifts and masculine cards. I used it to make my fun fold card, notebook cover, and Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box.  Here’s a look at each starting with the card.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This plaid from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack is so my husband! (I think he may actually have a shirt with this plaid.) You will see below the new game I bought for his birthday and this sentiment couldn’t be more perfect! This card is a Dutch Door Fun Fold. You know how I love fun fold cards and I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve made one of these!  It is so stinkin’ easy too!!! I love how it looks standing up.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s the details:

Measurements:

  • Cherry Cobbler (Card Base): 9 x 4 scored at 5 1/2, 2 x 8 1/2 scored at 2 1/8 on each end, 5/8 x 2 7/8, scrap to fussy cut layer around cards
  • Basic Black: 4 x 3 1/4, 2 pieces cut 1 7/8 x 1 7/8, 3/4 x 3 (to layer sentiment strip), scraps to fussy cut layer around dice
  • DSP (Plaid Tidings): 3 7/8x 3 1/8, Cut 2 pieces 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, 1 3/4 x 4 (inside)
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 3 to stamp sentiment then punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside piece), 1 full sheet to stamp images in Real Red and Memento Black Ink. *I stamped everything for all 3 projects at once and fussy cut out.

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish both pieces for the card base. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue between the score lines on the 2 x 8 1/2 piece and lay the other card piece on top to adhere. The liquid glue gives you a little wiggle room to make sure the bottom is lined up straight and the sides fold in easily.Dutch Door Fun Fold card - visit just stampin.com for complete tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  2. Adhere DSP pieces to black layers and adhere to card front.
  3. Stamp images and fussy cut. Layer with cardstock and fussy cut leaving a little border.  This creates a shadow and gives it a 3D look. Adhere to card.
  4. Stamp sentiment and punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add cardstock layers and adhere to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White layer and adhere inside card. *I added the DSP strip on the inside because I liked the look better when the card was on display. I only adhered it on the bottom and sides and left the top open so I could add a gift card. I Love this sentiment.  I told my husband it must be why I win all the time.  HAhaha
    Stampin' Up! Dutch Door Fun Fold masculine birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next I decorated a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box to coordinate.
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin Gift Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I stamped all around the box. I’m going to be totally honest here and tell you it took me 3 tries to get this right!  LOL  I didn’t realize when you folded the box the dice and “club” images would be upside down. I plan to just cover those “mistakes” with DSP to use on a future project. To make sure you don’t make the same mistake, here’s a picture showing how to stamp the images to they will look right when you assemble the box. (You’re welcome!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This box is the perfect size to fit two decks of cards!
Stampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
We completely wore out our cards playing Sequence and will use these to replace them! Sequence is one of our favorite games!

My last project is a notepad cover (to keep score of course!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Notepad cover gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
My husband and I are very competitive when it comes to playing games! When our kids were little we would play games to decide who had to clean up after dinner, pick up the kids from sports, etc. It always made the game a little more interesting! When we play dominoes we each put in 50 cents (kids too!) and the winner would get to keep the money. I thought of it as teaching my kids finance! LOL

This notepad cover is easy to make! Brandy Cox did a video back in 2014 and I’ve been making these ever since! You need an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock scored at 5 1/4, 5 3/4. I stamped the images on a piece of 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White to create my own “DSP”.
Stampin' Up! Game On notepad cover- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I adhered this to the front of the notebook and then added a 3 x 5 1/4 piece of black cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of the same Plaid Tidings DSP I used on the other projects.  The heart is punched from a heart in the Heart Punch Pack. I added a bow using the twine in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.

Inside I created a pocket to hold a pen, game directions, scores (who owes who LOL), etc.
Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings notepad cover - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The pocket measures 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. Score on the long side at 1/2, 3/4, 5 3/4, 6. Score on the short side at 1/2, 3/4. Snip the little scored rectangles on each side, fold and burnish along the score lines, and glue the 3 sides on left side. I got my notepads at Sam’s Club. The notepad binding cover is 2 x 5 scored at 1 and 1 1/4. Glue over the top of the pad and adhere the pad on the right side using Multipurpose Liquid Glue for a strong hold. I had a leftover strip of DSP so I added that across the top.

Here’s the link to Brandy’s video if you would like to watch how she made hers: https://brandyscards.com/stampin-up-secret-garden-stamp-set-notepad-cover/

I often use the card to dress up a plain gift bag. It’s quick & easy to do and makes a nice presentation. Just adhere a clear envelope to the bag and insert your card. This bag holds the Mini Paper Pumpkin box, notepad, and a new game! I can’t wait to play!
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday gift bag - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
What’s your favorite game? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. *Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win some blog candy.

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Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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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.

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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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Forever Fern Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Today’s thank you card is a pop up gift card holder for a friend who came to my rescue this summer when a major home project took a disastrous turn! The So Sentimental stamp set had the perfect sentiment!Stampin' Up! So Sentimental and Forever Greenery pop up gift card holder
I have made this pop up gift card holder before; however, I used cardstock instead of designer series paper. I chose to use the Forever Fern Designer Series Paper because it matched the restaurant gift card. I just love it when everything coordinates!

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery pop up gift card holder

I stamped the inside with the greenery stamp from the Forever Fern stamp set using Garden Green ink. Then I added color to the leaves using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I still have plenty of room to add my personal message.

Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Greenery pop up gift card holder

Here’s the details to make this card:

Stamp Sets: So Sentimental (Bundle), Forever Fern  Papers:  Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Garden Green, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White cardstock  Inks: Garden Green, Old Olive Blends  Accessories:  Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Classic Label Punch, Greenery Embossing Folders, Gilded Gems, Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Measurements

  • Card Base (Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper): 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4, 5 1/2, 6 3/4
  • Belly Band (Soft Sea Foam cardstock): 1 3/4 x 10
  • Garden Green: 2 1/2 x 4 cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Whisper White: 2 1/2 x 3 stamped and cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies, 3 3/4 x 5 (inside)
  • Pear Pizzazz: 4 x 5 1/4 (inside layer)

*For assembly directions you can view the photo tutorial from my previous post HERE.

Wrap the belly band around the card and gently crease and secure with Stampin’ Seal. *It should be able to slide on and off. Emboss the belly band with the Greenery Embossing Folder for some added texture.  Adhere the sentiment layer, Garden Green Stitched So Sweetly die cut, and the Gold Laser-Cut piece together. Adhere to belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add Gilded Gems. The belly band slides off to open the card.

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental Bundle and Forever Greenery Suite fun fold pop up gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Product List (Click on image to view more details and shop from 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: T6C2VFBK
  • 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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  • Click HERE to Join NOW!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want more information!  I’d love to chat!