The Country Club Suite and So Sentimental Thank You

Did anyone else think of Caddyshack when you saw the Country Club Suite? (I love Chevy Chase and Bill Murray!) How appropriate that I am introducing this suite on Groundhog Day! LOL

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - visit for inspiration, tutorials, and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The products in the new Country Club Suite are perfect for masculine cards! My husband is not a golfer (which is kind of ironic because we lived with a golf course view for 10 years). The double-sided designs on the Country Club Designer Series Paper is the perfect backdrop for non golfers too! My husband retired on Friday (after 47 years in education) and has been getting all kinds of well wishes.  I have enjoyed reading all the cards and notes he’s received and I know it makes a huge difference to him to realize how much he is appreciated! (The power of a handwritten card/note!) He asked me to make him some thank you cards.

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental masculine thank you note cards featuring the Country Club Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I started with Stampin’ Up!’s Note Cards & Envelopes…my favorite for thank you cards! I chose the So Sentimental Stamp Set. I love the variety of sentiments in this set! The stamp set and coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Dies are available as a bundle for a 10% savings!

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental Bundle is perfect for all occasion cards - for inspiration, tutorials, and ordering visit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am featuring this bundle in my exclusive tutorials this month. (*See information below)

You can use this bundle with ANY Designer Series Paper for many different occasions! I love the clean & simple design of this card.

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental masculine thank you note cards featuring the Country Club Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is quick & easy to make! Here’s the details:

Materials & Measurements

  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Night of Navy cardstock: 2 3/4 x 5, 5/8 x 6 strip (for envelope)
  • DSP:  2 1/2 x 5, 1/2 x 6 strip (for envelope)
  • Garden Green cardstock: 3/4 x 3 1/2 for banner
  • Whisper White cardstock: 3 x 3 to stamp and die cut sentiment


  • Adhere the DSP strip to the cardstock layer and then to the note card.
  • Snip the ends of the banner and adhere to the DSP.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Die. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere cardstock and DSP strips to front of envelope for the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental masculine thank you note cards featuring the Country Club Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had fun playing around with the different patterns in the Country Club Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at each of the different cards I made.

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental masculine thank you note cards featuring the Country Club Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Night of Navy and Garden Green
Stampin' Up! So Sentimental masculine thank you note cards featuring the Country Club Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Garden Green and Basic Black
Stampin' Up! So Sentimental masculine thank you note card featuring the Country Club Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Basic Gray and Smoky Slate

I couldn’t decide if I liked the horizontal or vertical version better.  Which do you prefer?  Leave me a comment below and I will pick a random winner to receive one of these cards.

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Here are the winners so far:
Day 1 – Diane – Snowman gift card kit
Day 2 – Kim Johnson – favorite Christmas card
Day 3- Judy B. – Wine tag kit
Day 4 – Carol B. – fun fold punch kit
Day 5 -Deanette – votive candle box kit
Day 6 -Virginia McGraw- Pocketful of Happiness gift card note card
Day 7 – *Cathy Rampy – calendar card
Day 8 – Michelle Mallett – Painted Poppies fun fold card
Day 9 – Kathryn Page – retired goodies
Day 10 –Susan K. – handmade Valentine
Day 11 – ? Could be YOU! – Thank you card

*Winners need to email me ( your address to claim your prize!

Check out all the products in the Country Club Suite HERE.

Have a wonderful day! Celebrate every moment!

Happy Retirement!

Just Stampin’

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Happy October! This month I am featuring not one, but two stamp sets in my monthly tutorials… Tidings All Around and Seasonal Wreaths. Why two stamp sets? Because both of these stamp sets coordinate with the All-Around Wreath Dies! How cool is that?! You get a bigger bang for your buck and you can use these year round! I change the wreath on my door for each season & holiday…now we can do the same with our cards! I offer 3 exclusive tutorials each month with a minimum $40 or more online order. The Tidings All Around Bundle includes the All-Around Wreath Dies and is available for $45.75 (10% off). That’s more than the minimum to get those FREE tutorials! I have been playing with these the past week and trust me…You are going to want them! Every time I create one card, I think of another way to use it! The wreath has a permanent spot on my Stamparatus!  I can’t wait to share these projects with you!

Here’s a look at the stamp sets and dies.

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These are so versatile! I used both stamp sets and some of the dies to create today’s fun fold card.

Stampin' Up Gathered Leaves Dies and Tidings All Around Wreath for a fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have many fall birthdays coming up including my husband, daughter, brother, sister, and several friends. This card could be used for a masculine or feminine birthday. The leaves are from Gathered Leaves Dies. These dies (and coordinating stamp set) were featured in last month’s tutorials.  I have used them so much already and keep coming up with fun new ways. If you missed out on these tutorials last month you can still get them for FREE by ordering the Gather Together Bundle from my online store.  You’ll get 3 exclusive designs with step by step directions to start creating with your new stamps and dies right away! Plus there’s other ideas on my blog and more to come! There will be no reason to have those stamps sitting on a shelf! I try to buy stamp sets that are versatile so I can get the most use out of my purchases. The ones I feature in my monthly tutorials are among my favorites!

Here’s the details for today’s card:

Materials & Measurements

  • Mint Macaron card base:  5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ , scraps to cut 2 leaves and 3 sticks
  • Pretty Peacock: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4  Scraps to cut leaf and 3 sprigs
  • Very Vanilla: 2 cut at 4″ x 4″ scrap to stamp sentiment banner
  • Come To Gather DSP: 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap, 3/4 x 4 for inside card
  • Grapefruit Grove: scraps to cut 2 leaves
  • Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon: 2 pieces cut ~3 1/2″
  • Crumb Cake twine: enough to make a bow


  • Fold and burnish Pretty Peacock cardstock. Center and adhere to the Mint Macaron card base.
  • Center and stamp wreath from Tidings All Around on Very Vanilla. Stamp first in Pretty Peacock then again in Mint Macaron off centered a little so images are not right on top of each other. Adhere to Pretty Peacock.
  • Cut and trim (at an angle) two 3 1/2″ pieces of Scalloped Linen Ribbon and adhere to the wreath with Glue Dots.
  • Stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock on 1/2″ strip on Very Vanilla. Banner the ends and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To get the two tone effect on the leaves, lay the dies on the stamp pad and tap lightly. Remove and cut with die cutting machine.  (These dies cut and emboss at the same time! Just another reason to love them!!!) *The Grapefruit Grove leaves were set in Cajun Craze Ink, Mint Macaron in Mint Macaron, and Pretty Peacock in Pretty Peacock.
  • Cut a few sprigs and twigs in Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock.  Layer leaves and sprigs with Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a leaf trinket and a Crumb Cake bow (from Natures Twine) with Glue Dots. Stampin' Up Gathered Leaves Dies and Tidings All Around Wreath for a fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Stamp inside sentiment.  I used the Stamparatus to first stamp the large bold sentiment in Pretty Peacock.  Then I lined up and stamped the words in Mint Macaron. (*The Stamparatus makes it so easy to make multiple cards and being able to switch and turn the plates makes it quick & easy without having to remove stamps from the blocks each time! I love mine!!) Stampin' Up Amazing Life fun fold masculine birthday card idea for fall - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Add the thin strip of DSP to the bottom of the sentiment and adhere the long strip to the envelope flap for a coordinating look. Stampin' Up Gathered Leaves Dies and Tidings All Around Wreath fun fold fall birthday card idea for fall - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have made this wreath in many different colors and styles already! You can order your set by clicking on the product links below.

Check back tomorrow for the next project in my ABC Holiday 2019 Series. I’ll be featuring a different project with the Tidings All Around Bundle.  Can you guess what it is? I is for……???

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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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’


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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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