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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Stampin' Up! Quite Curvy Variety Bundle - visit juststampin.com for ordering and inspiration - Jeanie Stark StampiUp
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Gathered Leaves…Fall Birthday Card #4

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays, Gathered Leaves, and Plaid Tidings fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Today’s card showcases the Gathered Leaves Dies and Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on the front. This is a fun fold card which is hard to tell from the front. Here’s a look at it opened.

Stampin' Up! Gathered Leaves and Itty Bitty Birthdays Plaid Tidings birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can stamp any sentiment on the front or inside. I sometimes like to add a handwritten note inside. This card uses one sheet of the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to make the card and decorate the envelope. I love to design cards where there is no waste!

Stampin' Up! Gathered Leaves and Itty Bitty Birthdays Plaid Tidings birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is one of the cards included in my Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet to go last month. Today is the last day to sign up for my card buffet this month for more fun fold card ideas like this! My tutorials include additional ideas and tips for cardmaking (like how to cut your paper for this card so there is no waste). Everything comes precut and ready for you to stamp and adhere! Click HERE for more details and ordering information.

Just Stampin' Card Kit to go - visit juststampin.com for details - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is on sale this month! You can use this DSP for masculine cards and many different occasions! I love the different patterns and color combinations!

Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Patterned Paper - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is the last week to take advantage of the DSP Sale!  Select packs are 15% off during October. *See below for more details!

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: BWGSSKXZ
  • Celebration Tidings card kit –  Purchase the Celebration Tidings Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. Click HERE to see one of the cards. *Click on the image below to purchase.

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

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  • 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!
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Beautiful Autumn…Fall Birthday Card #3

Today I have another birthday card idea using the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. This DSP is perfect for fall cards! I used the Beautiful Autumn Bundle to stamp and punch the fall leaves.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn fall birthday card idea with Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is another card design that works well for any occasion simply by changing the sentiment and/or DSP. It is a quick & easy card to recreate. Here’s the details:

  • Card Base (Thick Very Vanilla): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • DSP (Gilded Autumn): 2 3/4 x 4, 1 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Cajun Craze: 3 x 4 1/4, scrap to stamp leaf from Beautiful Autumn and punch with Autumn Punch Pack
  • Mint Macaron: 2 1/4″ square to cut Scalloped Circle, scrap to stamp and punch leaf
  • Very Vanilla: 1 7/8 Stitched Circle stamped in Cajun Craze with sentiment from Little Treats

The sentiment layer is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere the leaves with Mini Glue Dots and add a bow with Linen Thread.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn fall birthday card idea with Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s a peek at the other two birthday cards I shared previously. *You can click on the image to view the original post.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays and Gathered Leaves fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! So sentimental and Gathered Leaves fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear which card design you like best. Leave a comment below. Check back for another fun fall birthday card idea. I promise my next card will use different DSP!

There’s just a few days left to…

  • Join my card swap this month! Get those cards in the mail this week! Click HERE for details.
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Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Product List (Click on image to shop my online store.)

Need DSP? Stock Up & Save this month!  Select packs are 15% off during October.

Designer Series Paper Sale (Click on the images below to shop 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 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: BWGSSKXZ
  • Celebration Tidings card kit –  Purchase the Celebration Tidings Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. Click HERE to see one of the cards. *Click on the image below to purchase.

Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (or as 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!