ABC Cards and a Card Swap!

I have really enjoyed this ABC Cards alphabet series and I hope you have too! Here’s a recap of the cards from A to M! Click on the image to view the original post.

A is for Anniversary

Stampin Up Foliage Frames and Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

B is for Birthday

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday and Touches of Texture birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

C is for Congratulations

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions Congratulations card ideas for graduation, new job, etc. - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

D is for Dad

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

E is for Encouragement

Stampin' Up! Believe You Can Good Luck card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

F is for Friend

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

G is for  Get Well

Stampin Up! Healing Hugs Get Well card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

H is for Hello

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane All Occasion Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I is for Inspiration

Stampin Up Believe You Can fun fold pop up card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

J is for Joy

Stampin' Up Woven Heirlooms Wedding, Anniversary,or Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

K is for Kindness

Stampin Up Painted Harvest and Pressed Petals thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

L is for Love

Stampin Up Love or Anniversary card idea with Well Written and Stitched Be Mine Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

M is for Masculine

Stampin Up! Masculine Birthday card idea using Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper and Sailing Home Stamp Set - 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! Check back tomorrow to see the rest of the cards from the series!

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

Have a wonderful Labor Day! Prayers for those in the path of the hurricane!  Stay safe!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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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

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C is for Congratulations

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! I’m looking forward to sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Today I want to share some congratulations cards! There are many different reasons to congratulate someone (a new job or job promotion, retirement, anniversary, engagement, new baby, graduation, etc.) Today’s cards feature a simple fun folding pop up gift card card or money holder.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions Congratulations card ideas for graduation, new job, etc. - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I can honestly say these cards are quick & easy to create! I made this graduation card in less than 30 minutes before I had to head out the door to the graduation party! I enjoy making graduation cards in the school colors which is why this one is gorgeous grape, silver, and black.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpHere’s the card details…The card base is 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4. Fold accordian style and add a strip of Tear & Tape along the score line as shown below.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grape pop up gift card/money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Fold the card and adhere. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch halfway in the middle of the fold then on each side.  (*Line the punch along the edge of the paper to do each side.)

 

 

Add a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside to stamp a sentiment or add a handwritten message. Insert cash, check, or gift card in the center slot for a fun pop up when the recipient opens the card.

Wrap the card in ribbon and add your layered sentiment to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the Friendly Expressions Stamp Set for both of my cards. I love the font and different sentiments in this stamp set.  It is on the retirement list which means tomorrow is the last day to order it before it’s gone for good.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The graduation cap is made with a 1 3/4 square of cardstock.  Take a 5 inch piece of Bakers Twine, fold in half and make a knot.  Fray the ends and adhere to the square with a glue dot.  Punch a 1/2″ circle and adhere on top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation gift card or money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the color combination on my next card, daffodil delight and gray granite.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions congratulation gift card/ money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is stamped on a piece of 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Whisper White and layered on a piece of 3 x 4 Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper.  I stamped and punched 2 daisies on Daffodil delight and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The gold faceted dots add the finishing touch. For this card I added a restaurant gift card on the inside for the newly retired recipient.

Stampin' Up pop up gift card holder using the Classic Label Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Thanks to Ronda Wade for the pop up gift card idea! I will be making more of these for upcoming graduations in different school colors!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Making an Impression for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

It’s no secret that I love to emboss! Embossing is a quick and easy way to add texture. Did you know you can use your dies to emboss? This is a great way to stretch your supplies and use dies you already have. I used the Star Framelits to do the Embossed Impressions Technique on my cards today.

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Just like embossing folders you can highlight either side to get two different looks.

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To make the embossed impression, you use the Big Shot like you would use any Embossing Folder. Make a “sandwich” with the cutting plate, add an embossing mat (I used 2 pieces of craft foam), then cardstock, dies (taped together) with cutting side down, and cutting plate on top.

 

I love this technique as it makes a big impression on a background. I die cut the congrats from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and adhered it with Glue Dots.  The sentiment I used is from B.Y.O.P.  This stamp set is on the retiring list and is a MUST HAVE! It is so versatile and has great sentiments for giving money or gift cards for birthdays, thank you, wedding, baby, and/or graduation.

BYOP stamp set

I masked and heat embossed the sentiment. I used white embossing powder on the Pacific Point cardstock and clear embossing powder on white cardstock. You can heat emboss any color sentiment using the Clear Embossing Powder.  Simply ink your stamp in VersaMark first, then in the ink color of your choice before stamping it on your cardstock.  (I only wanted part of the sentiment on my stamp so I “masked” what I didn’t want by covering it with tape so the ink would not transfer to my paper.) Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder, remove the excess,  then watch the magic happen as you use the Heat Tool.

I cut a piece of craft foam 3 3/4 x 5 and adhered that behind my embossed layer to pop it up. Which look do you like best?

Stamp Set: B.Y.O.P. (retiring)  Ink: VersaMark, Pacific Point  Papers: Thick Whisper White, Pacific Point  Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Stars Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Enamel Shapes, Craft Foam (non Stampin’ Up!)

This technique works with single dies, greetings, or layering shapes.  Jennifer McGuire has several you tube videos using this technique. Give it a try and stretch your supplies!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

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