Hoppy Birthday

Stampin Up So Hoppy Together birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’m still making birthday cards!  March is my busiest month for birthdays!  I’m not a fan of real frogs (brings back memories of summers camping on Cape Cod when the boys would throw frogs in our inflatable boat); however, this little guy is stinkin’ adorable! I colored “Hoppy” with Stampin’ Blends and cut him out with the coordinating dies. (*The dies sold out fast but you can fussy cut him if you don’t have the dies). I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the “reed” (from the Home to Roost Stamp Set) on Whisper White cardstock then decided I wanted to add some color.  I squeezed some Pool Party ink in the lid of the pad and added several drops of water from my Aqua Painter. Then I did a quick wash on the card. I like the subtle color. Normally I would have used Shimmery White cardstock if I was going to watercolor but this worked fine.  It did curl a little but I just used extra adhesive on the back so it would lay flat.

The stamped sentiment comes from the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and the new More Than Words Stamp Set. Both of these stamp sets are only available until March 31st (while supplies last). You can see all the products I used in the list below.  Simply click on any of the images and you’ll be directed to my online store.  Here’s the details and measurements.

  • Card Base is Thick Whisper White that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • Layer 1 is 3 3/4 x 5 Powder Pink.
  • Layer 2 (with stamped and die cut images) measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Stamp grass with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Watercolor wash the background with Pool Party ink using Aqua Painter.
  • Stamp sentiment and frog in Memento Black ink. Cut Hoppy from scrap piece and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Color Frog with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo.
  • Cut frog, flowers, and lily pad using Hop Around Framelits Dies (or fussy cut).
  • Adhere die cut pieces. Pop Frog up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Decorate the envelope flap with a piece of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up So Hoppy Together birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can get the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  Don’t wait….There’s less than 2 weeks left! He’d love to hop in your shopping cart!

Have you ordered my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go” yet?  I only have a few kits left for this month.  Deadline to order is March 24th.  Click HERE for details.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.  

March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

So Hoppy Product List  (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Big Shot

$110.00

March News and Last Chance for a Special Birthday Kit

I can’t believe it’s already March or as I call it, The Birthday Month!  So many of my friends and family members (as well as myself) have birthdays in March!  It’s a month of celebrations! For me, it’s a milestone one! I’m just getting back from a wonderful weekend away at Nemacolin with my husband. He surprised me with an early celebration and I am ready to embrace a new decade and give thanks for all the blessings in my life!  Let’s celebrate with some blog candy!

Leave me a comment about how you like to celebrate your birthday and I will pick a random winner to receive a special birthday stamp set. (I will announce the winner on Thursday, March 15th so be sure to check back.)

Paper Pumpkin is also celebrating a birthday this month! Paper Pumpkin is turning six! (Just add a zero and you’ll know what birthday I’m celebrating this month!)

Paper Pumpkin March 2019

To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, Stampin’ Up! is offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Today is the last day to sign up to get this birthday themed kit! Here’s what I know..

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Click HERE to sign up NOW and get this special kit delivered right to your door! There’s no obligation to receive future kits.  You can cancel or suspend at any time!

March is also the last month to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest celebration of the year, Sale-A-Bration! Get free product with a qualifying order!! There’s no limit to the freebies you can earn!

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The Sale-A-Bration party keeps getting better and better with new releases! Stampin’ Up! just added fabulous Level 1 items to the general Sale-A-Bration offering (Click here for the US ), including our Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (which was part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle last month and is now available separately). Check out this video showcasing the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, Stamp Set, and coordinating Dies!

As you saw in the video, this final month of Sale-A-Bration also has something very special and new for you: exclusive, limited-time products that coordinate with select Sale-A-Bration items. There’s a stamp set, dies, and a new punch (I love my punches!).

SAB coordination

Click HERE to visit my online store and check out the Sale-A-Bration Coordination and all the newly released Sale-A-Bration freebies!!! Here’s some sample cards you can make with these products!

SAB Coordination Sample card 1

SAB coordiantion card sample 2

SAB coordination card sample 3

SAB coordination card sample 6

SAB coordination card sample 4

SAB coordiantion card sample 5

Have a wonderful day! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some blog candy!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.  

March Host Code: H9P4JHEV

 

Time to Sale-A-Brate Friendship with the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Badge February 2019

Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin Up friend card and gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today I’m “Sale-A-Brating” friendship! One of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is all the new friendships I have made over the past several years while sharing my joy of stamping!

My card and gift uses three of my favorite items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog…the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, the gorgeous Organdy Ribbon (from the combo pack), and an awesome sentiment stamp set, Part of My Story.  Here’s a peek at each of these items.   (Did I mention you can get all of these for FREE?!!)

Stampin Up Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack
Stampin Up Part of My Story Stamp Set - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Part of My Story Stamp Set

I love to create cards and gifts to match.  This gift was quick & easy to put together for a special friend. Gather some rocks, tree branches, and some store bought moss and put it all in a jar. (The rocks hold the branches in place.)  I fussy cut the large butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and attached them to the branches with glue dots.  This gift will last much longer than a bouquet of flowers! Choose the butterflies that match your home decor or stamp your own using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set from the Occasions catalog!

Stampin Up home decor gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up home decor gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For the coordinating card I used another pattern from the Botancial Butterfly DSP for my background.  I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the branch and then fussy cut another large butterfly from the DSP.  I punched the small butterfly from another pattern of the DSP using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  (I love how you can use the butterfly punch with the coordinating Butterfly Gala Stamp Set or the Designer Series Paper.  More bang for your buck!!)

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I popped up the butterfly layer, the larger butterfly, and the sentiment layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment from Part of My Story can be used for many occasions! (Check back tomorrow to see how I used it for my Valentine’s Day cards! Make sure you subscribe to my blog to get an email each time I post.)

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The finishing touch was adding the beautiful bow made with the organdy ribbon!  The best part about this project is I got the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, and Part of My Story Stamp Set for FREE! You can too with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31st).

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’   ***You are HERE
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog
  9. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  27. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot
  28. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  29. Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves

Have a wonderful Day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin Up friend card and gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Product List for Butterfly card & gift (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Shop & Earn Free Products during Sale-A-Bration! Visit juststampin.com for all the details! Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Click HERE for all the SALE-A-BRATION details!

Check out New Sale-A-Bration items (coming February 15th) HERE.

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid subscriptions

Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Products with Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.  Click HERE! Subscribe by March 10th to get Paper Pumpkins 6th Anniversary Special…a Free Stamp Set!

Paper Pumpkin March 2019 Birthday kit