Chalkboard Easel Card Tutorial

Yesterday I posted several card ideas for teachers, school employees, or your favorite student. Back to school this year is certainly different during the current pandemic. With so many changes facing teachers, students, and parents, it’s nice to let them know you’re thinking of them.  Everyone loves to feel appreciated and these easel cards are quick & easy to make to brighten someone’s day!

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste thank you and inspirational chalkboard easel card card ideas for teachers or students - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details to create a chalkboard easel card:

Measurements

  • Card Base (Thick Very Vanilla): 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic Black: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper: 2 strips 3/4 x 4 1/4, 2 strips 3/4 x 5 1/2

Directions

  1. Fold and burnish the card base.
  2. Line up the open end of the card base at the 3/4″ mark (along the right side of the trimmer) and cut up to the 1″ mark.  Flip the card and do the same on the other side of the card.
  3. Turn the card sideways so the cut marks line up at the 1″ mark (along the right side of the trimmer). Start at 3/4″ and cut to the 3 1/2″ mark (to remove piece between the cut lines).
  4. Stamp sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark Ink and emboss with white embossing powder using the Heat Tool.
  5. Use a sponge or tissue to dab White Craft Ink around the sentiment. Swirl in a circular motion as if you were erasing a chalkboard.
  6. Adhere black piece to card base.
  7. Adhere DSP strips along the top and bottom first, then adhere DSP along the sides overlapping the top and bottom piece.
  8. Embellish chalkboard as desired.

Here’s a little more details for each one…

Stamp sets: Harvest Hellos, Celebrate Sunflowers. Die cut letters using Playful Alphabet Dies. Create medal with Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, and Misty Moonlight 1/4″ Ribbon.

Stamp Sets: Nothing Better Than, Daisy Lane, Forever Fern. Embellish with Stitched Stars Dies.

Stamp Sets: Free As A Bird, Ornate Thanks, Good Morning Magnolia. Die Cut greenery from Sunflowers Dies. Punch vase from Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper using Vases Builder Punch. Create banner using Banners Pick A Punch. Flower punched from Confetti Flowers Border Punch.

Stamp Sets: Massive Thanks, Good Morning Magnolia. Create Banner using Banners Pick A Punch and Stitched Stars Dies.

Create a coordinating Post It Note Gift using the Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. Click HERE or on the image below to view the original post for directions.

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s another idea for a great little gift/treat holder for a student or teacher. *Click HERE to view the original post.

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Graduation Card for Ariane

Today would have been my daughter’s graduation ceremony from Georgia Tech. I have shared many “Ariane” stories over the last 4 years and you all have been there to help me through the empty nest syndrome and many other life “surprises”. Thank you!!  As you may recall it was Ariane who suggested I start blogging and set this all up before she left for college (so “I wouldn’t miss her so much”).  It’s hard to believe 4 years have passed!

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While this is not the graduation we envisioned, I appreciate that Georgia Tech had a virtual online celebration yesterday. We watched together and enjoyed listening to the messages from the President, Deans, Alumni, and others.  We celebrated at home with a special dinner and of course I made her a card to congratulate her on her milestone achievement.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The embossing folder I used is not Stampin’ Up! but it is one she bought for me so I knew she would like it. I also used some retired brushed gold cardstock as it was a match for the school colors. I made the tassel with Whisper White Baker’s twine. The stamp set is Seriously The Best (and I’m sad to say it is on the retirement list). It is an awesome set with bold all occasion sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best Stamp set - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Stitched Stars Dies and a sentiment from Daisy Lane on the inside of her card.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Lane and Stitched Stars Dies Graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment couldn’t be more true! She has worked hard to achieve her goals! Four years ago when she told me her goal was to be an epidemiologist and work for the CDC, I had no clue! Now everyone in the world knows about epidemiology!

Please allow me a proud mama moment as I share the next chapter in her life.  Ariane was accepted in to a PhD program at UMass Amherst. She will certainly be in the forefront researching and studying the Coronavirus. She is very excited. I am so happy for her! She has a promising future ahead of her!

I would love it if you could leave a comment for Ariane.  She reads my blog and it will be a nice surprise for her “Graduation Day”.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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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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