Cut It Out Fun Fold for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop August

Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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.

I have a fun fold to share with you today inspired by Dawn Griffith!  I love fun folds and this one is quite simple and can be used for a variety of occasions!

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you recognize the stamped floral image? It’s from the Make A Difference Stamp Set and it coordinates perfectly with the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper! I stamped it in Memento ink and colored it to match using the Stampin’ Blends.

It takes just a few quick cuts and this fun fold card is ready to assemble! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base (Crumb Cake): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Layer 1 (Rich Razzleberry): 3 3/4 x 5 1/2
DSP Layer: 3 1/4 x 6 Score at 5 9/16
Whisper White Layer (inside piece): 3 1/4 x 5 1/2

Circle Punches:
2 1/4″ : Glimmer Paper
2″ : Punch from Layer 1 cardstock
1 3/4″ : Whisper White (for stamped layer)

Layering Circles Framelits:
Cut from Layer 1 cardstock with 2 3/8 straight & 2 3/4 Scallop
Cut from DSP with 2 3/8 straight

Directions:
Fold the DSP layer along the score line and adhere to the back of the Rich Razzleberry layer before adhering the Rich Razzleberry layer to the card base. Adhere the Whisper White layer to the Rich Razzleberry so it is hidden under the DSP layer. Adhere the scallop circle piece to frame the circle cut from the DSP. Wrap ~12″ ribbon around the DSP layer and tie in a simple knot. Adhere the stamped layer to the cardstock and Glimmer layers and attach inside the opening using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.
Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make my envelopes coordinate.Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can easily change the Layering Shapes and sentiments for different occasions.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Fun Fold thank you and sympathy card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this cut out fun fold. See below for the list of products used to create these cards. Subscribe to my blog to receive an email each time I post new projects. You don’t want to miss my upcoming “ABC Color” series showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s new color revamp!

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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More Retiring Favorites…Stamp Sets

Yesterday I shared some of my favorite birthday stamp sets that are retiring. If you missed that post you can see it HERE. Today I am sharing two more of my favorite stamp sets that I find very versatile for different occasions. Click on the images to see the original post (for measurements, directions, and more.) *Retiring stamp sets are available while supplies last.

Thoughts & Prayers

This is one of the first stamp sets I purchased! It is my go to stamp set for Sympathy, Get Well, and Thinking of You cards! Great for masculine cards as well as feminine cards!

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Stampin Up Thoughts & Prayers Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fun Fold Step card using Thought & Prayers and Floral Phrases stamp sets. For directions, supplies, and card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Thoughts & Prayers get well card idea with Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Thoughts & Prayers Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So Many Shells

I love the sentiments and font in this versatile stamp set!So Many Shells Stamp SetStampin Up So Many Shells Thank You Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpSimple card using Stampin Up High Tide Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For cards, inspiration, and supplies visit www.juststamping.comStampin Up Fun Fold Shadowbox card using High Tide and So Many Shells Stamp Sets and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For inspiration, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.comSimple card using So Many Shells Stamp Set from Stampin Up! For simple card inspiration visit www.juststampin.comShaker card with Stampin' Up! So Many Shells stamp set. For project ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.comSimple wine tag using Stampin Up So Many Shells and By the Seashore Stamp sets, Seaside Embossing Folder, and Color Theory DSP. For more ideas and to order Stampin Up product, visit my blog www.juststampin.comSimple card made with Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and Stitched Shapes Framelits. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Retiring Favorites…Dies

Here are more of my top favorite dies that are retiring! (I already shared the Butterfly Thinlits and Large Number Framelits.  If you missed those posts, click HERE or HERE.) Click on the images below to see the original post with all the details.

Lovely Words Thinlits

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I love word dies and this set is so versatile!  You can cut the images out or cut with the Layering Circles or Ovals to keep the different shapes.  They can be used on this inside or outside of cards. Here’s just a few of the many cards I’ve created with these dies.

Simple card made with Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

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Look at everything you get in this set! The Mini Treat Bag Dies are great for making bags to fill with treats, gift cards, and/or use as an envelope for a card.  It is so much fun to decorate for a variety of occasions. You can use DSP or cardstock. I embossed the cardstock in the sample below.

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s video showcasing the features of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Rose Garden Thinlits

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I love the size of the dies in this set. You can make a bold statement and use them for a variety of occasions. I’ve made birthday cards, sympathy, wedding, and more.  The card below is one I made for my amazing daughter!

Stampin Up Rose Garden Thinlits card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s another card idea from the Stampin’ Up design team.

Stampin Up Rose Garden Sympathy card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Watch as Carrie from the Home Office shares why this is one of her favorites too!

Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits

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Who said hearts are just for Valentine’s Day? Not me! I’ve used the beautiful Bloomin Heart Thinlits for birthday, wedding, friend, as well as Valentine’s Day cards.

Stampin Up Birthday card idea using Bloomin Heart THinlints, Botanical Builder Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framlelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this video showcasing these dies.

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Jeanie

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Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thinking of You and Thank You card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today’s cards are made using the distINKtive stamp set, Heartfelt Blooms. You can get this set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (through March 31, 2018) with a qualifying purchase.

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set

Heartfelt Blooms is a beautiful, photographic bouquet in a gorgeous vintage look. A one-step stunner for all your projects! The new Distinktive stamp lays down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth. I love that there are 3 great sentiments for different occasions. Here’s a close up of the stamped image.

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

When I make a card I usually stamp more than one.  I like to play around with different color combos, sentiments, etc. I chose Night of Navy with Bermuda Bay and Fresh Fig with Blushing Bride. I can’t wait to make more! I also played around with adding pearls or not. I like it both ways so I guess it depends whether or not you want to add the extra postage. This is such a clean & simple card and quick & easy to make! You can use it for many different occasions!

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Fresh Fig and Blushing Bride color combination
Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay color combination

Here’s the measurements:

Card Base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.

Layer 1: 3 3/4 x 5

Whisper White Stamped Layer: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4

I adhered the layered image to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I love to stamp my envelopes to match. It really adds that extra special touch.  Get in the habit of stamping your envelope when you stamp your card and it takes no time at all!

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this video for more information and ideas.

You can stamp in one color like I did or stamp in a neutral color and color in your favorite shades. Here’s another look at the samples from the video.

Heartfelt Blooms video samples (use these)

I wanted to use all 3 sentiments from this set so I made a sympathy card in Night of Navy and Crumb Cake with Gingham Ribbon.

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’a another look at all three of my cards. Do you have a favorite? Pearls or not?

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Wishing you a Happy Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Blossoming Basket for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #36

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today’s card features the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order! This is such a versatile set as it can be used for just about any occasion…birthday, sympathy, get well, thank you…or just a card to give someone with a bouquet (or basket) of flowers to let them know you’re thinking of them.

I stamped the basket on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers) to color. Oh what fun it is to color with these markers!  It is so easy and it amazes me every time! It makes me feel like an artist the way they add depth and shading. I realize these markers are a bit of an investment but trust me, it will be money well spent!  You don’t need to start out with all of them.  Get Old Olive and one or two of your favorite colors along with the Color Lifter to start.  I do recommend buying the combo packs so you have the light and dark shades of each color. If you want to see more projects I’ve shared using the Stampin’ Blends Click HERE or HERE.

I wanted to be able to use this card for any occasion so I only inked up part of the sentiment (for you).  That leaves me free to use any sentiment on the inside depending on occasion.  I often make cards and leave the inside blank until I know who the recipient will be.  I can’t wait to get my Stamparatus this week!  I will be stamping a bunch of these baskets to color.  Research has shown how therapeutic coloring can be (which is probably why adult coloring has become the rage).   It is definitely my therapy of choice! (Not that I don’t appreciate the progress I have made due to my Physical Therapists but, coloring is pain free!)

The other feature of this bundle is the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. WOW!  Not only is that a mouthful but it really is dynamic! It adds so much texture to a project! This is a thick embossing folder so you only use one clear plate instead of two when making your “sandwich” for the Big Shot. I embossed the front of my Crumb Cake card base. Here’s a close up so you can really see the texture!

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing this bundle.

I knew I had to have this stamp set and embossing folder the minute I saw it! I love baskets and have a collection in my craft room where I store many of my Stampin’ Up supplies to keep them organized and handy.

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This card would have been great for my alphabet series…B is for Blossoming Basket Bundle and Blends; however, I made it using elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I went right down the middle with butterfly, green, twine.  It really is fun choosing elements from the board to create!  I hope you will give it a try and play along!  You can click on the board to see what the rest of the design team created and to share your project.

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Here’s another look at today’s card and matching envelope.

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Thankful for my Stampin’ Sisters

When I joined Stampin’ Up! 4 years ago I never dreamed how much it would enrich my life. Stampin’ Up! is much more than a company with great papercrafting products. It is a community filled with amazing people with the biggest hearts. I am ever so grateful for the kindness and support from my “Stampin’ Sisters” following the loss of a dear friend. I have been busy making thank you cards this weekend.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This clean and simple card is made with some of my favorite things. I absolutely love the Painted Harvest Bundle in the Holiday Catalog!  The good news is the Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch will carry over after the holiday catalog retires on January 2nd.  However, you will no longer be able to purchase it as a bundle (and save 10%) after Jan. 2nd! (If you don’t already own this set, you can save even more by purchasing it tomorrow during the 24 hours of Free shipping!)

The base of my card is my favorite go to for thank you cards, Stampin’ Up! Note Cards and Envelopes! Biggest bang for your buck (20 note cards & envelopes for $6)! I embossed the envelope flap and very vanilla layer on my card with the Layered Leaves embossing folder (another one of my favorite items). I adhered the burlap ribbon with a strip of Tear & Tape and punched two leaves from Old Olive cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, punched out with the Pretty Label Punch, and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick & easy with a little added texture!

Here are some beautiful flowers, cards, and gifts I received from team members and friends.

Flowers from Susan Itell and team members
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Card created by Jill Killeen
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Card created by Rosanne Mulhern
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Card Created by Chris Robinson
Stampin Up Sympathy card idea
Card created by Deb Echelmeyer
Stampin Up Sympathy card idea
Card created by Debra Anderson

 

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Card created by Cindy Thompson
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Card created by Karen Hallam
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Card created by Margie Wight
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Card created by Ramsey Alexander
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Card created by Nancy Farrell

Nancy’s card was enclosed with this beautiful handmade prayer shawl. I have snuggled with it all weekend!

I am so blessed and thankful. This thing we do…creating cards and gifts…makes a difference! It’s so much more than I ever imagined! Our cards bring comfort and joy to the lives of others. I hope you find some time today to create. And if you ever want to become part of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator community, I would love to welcome you to join this amazing team. Think about it…you are already buying the products, why not get them at a discount and make some wonderful new friends along the way?!  Seriously, Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to join and just buy for yourself if you want. You don’t have to have classes or sell anything if you don’t want to. You can just purchase your starter kit (Choose $125 in product of your choice for $99) and try it out for the first 4 months. There’s no penalty if you don’t buy anything else, you don’t have to send anything back, no one is going to pressure you or harass you. Over 90% of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators sign up just for the discount. If you want to build a business, we can help you with that. You decide what you want…Join our private FB groups (and get involved in the chats or just browse and see what’s going on), be the first to see and try out new product, get together with other demonstrators, watch training webinars, participate in contests to win free product, …and so much more!  I have to say joining Stampin’ Up! is one of the best decisions I ever made! I’ve had fun every step of the way! Click HERE for more information or to Join the Fun! Feel free to call or email me if you have questions or just want to chat!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Fun Fold for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #10

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets.

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It’s Tic Tac Toe Thursday! Time to pick 3 in a row and play along!  Here’s this week’s challenge board created by the talented, technology guru, Nicole Watt.

If you follow my blog you know I had to start in the center with fun fold!! I decided to go right down the middle and add embossing and circles for my 3 in a row.  Here’s my card.

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets. For directions, supplies, and more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

You  may be wondering what’s the fun fold? Well, this fun fold happened by mistake. I couldn’t wait to get the Tranquil Tulips stamp set and even though it was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the annual catalog back in June, I had yet to ink it up. So I grabbed it the other day and ended up stamping on the wrong side of the note card.  Ooops! (My fold was on the right.) Well, I am not one to waste so I thought I’d use it to make a joy fold card and as I was playing around I came up with this instead. I’m just not sure what to call this fold?? Backwards Fold?

I love how when you open it you see the gorgeous tulips in full bloom! This is a photopolymer stamp set which makes two-step stamping a breeze.

What do you think would be a good name for this fold?  It looks like a peek-a-boo card (with the circle on the front that gives a “sneak peek” at what’s) inside; however, when you open it, it’s more like a joy fold or a card in a card.  (I’ve made a card inside a card before.  They’re great for when you need a lot of people to sign. You can click HERE to see that card.)

Well, whatever you want to call this card, it’s fun and easy to make with the note cards! The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out the circle on the front. Next, I embossed the front with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. The inside is just a Whisper White Note Card adhered to the card base.  I love the Stampin’ Up! note cards!!! They are already scored which makes it quick & easy to create. I used Fresh Fig and Old Olive ink. I stamped the background stamp first and stamped off once to get the lighter shade then stamped the detailed stamp on top. The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases. This is a great stamp set with different sayings for the front of a card that go with sentiments for the inside too! Here’s another look at today’s card with the matching stamped envelope.

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets.

Stamp Sets: Tranquil Tulips, Flourishing Phrases  Ink: Fresh Fig, Old Olive  Papers: Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Old Olive, Whisper White Note Card  Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s card from my online store. Click HERE to shop.

I hope that you will pop over to the Tic-Tac -Toe Challenge site to see what the other designers have created and play along!  It’s fun and easy! You have until Tuesday at noon (CST) to submit your project.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Eclectic Layers for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #7

Stampin Up all occasion card with Daisy Punch and Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. For more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com #tictactoechallenge007

It is obvious I am on vacation time…I didn’t even realize yesterday was Thursday which meant another Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This week’s challenge board was designed by Teresa DeWitt-Pierce.  Be sure to check out her card (using all 9 elements!) and others at www.tictactoechallenge.com. Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I chose the far right row going down: diecut, floral, yellow. How easy is that?!

Stampin Up all occasion card with Daisy Punch and Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. For more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com #tictactoechallenge007

I could have used any flower (and so can you when you create your card for this week’s challenge) but I just had to go with my favorite daisy. This week’s challenge is a breeze and I really hope you will play along.  I think doing the tic tac toe challenge helps you to be more creative because you try different combinations that you might not have thought of otherwise. And if you are not feeling very creative, just pick 3 and you’ve got what you need to create! It’s fun to see what evolves.

I started with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies because I just got them and couldn’t wait to play! These dies are so versatile and unique…some of the dies emboss! Check out this video to see some of the different possibilities.

Here’s the details for my card this week..

My card base is Basic Black (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4). The Whisper White layer (3 1/2 x 4 3/4) is cut with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and wrapped with a piece of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon. I added a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper (2 1/4 x 4 1/2) behind the die and adhered is to a piece of Crushed Curry (3 3/4 x 5). The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage and stamped in Basic Black ink. I stamped and punched two daisies (Crushed Curry) and glued them together before adhering to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I added a Gold Faceted Gem in the center.  The Crushed Curry layer is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This card is quick & easy to create! I love the sentiment as it could be used for a birthday, get well, or sympathy card. Here’s a close up showing the Shimmer Ribbon and ombre DSP.

Stampin Up all occasion card with Daisy Punch and Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. For more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com #tictactoechallenge007

I used the same Color Theory DSP on the coordinating envelope.

Stampin Up all occasion card with Daisy Punch and Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. For more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com #tictactoechallenge007

I first made it with just a punched daisy then tried it with the stamped version.  I liked both and was not sure which one to showcase.  Which do you prefer…plain or stamped? Leave me a comment as to which one I should post on the tic tac toe challenge.

Stamp Sets: Ribbon of Courage, Daisy Delight  Inks: Basic Black, Crushed Curry  Papers: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack Tools & Accessories: Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Daisy Punch, Black Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Faceted Gems, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons! Be sure to check out the other projects created by the design team and others at http://www.tictactoechallenge.com.  I hope you will play along!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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G is for Gate Fold Cards

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I am showcasing the Gate fold.  I think this is one of the easiest fun fold cards to make. I made a variety of cards for you today using the new 2017-2019 In Colors.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals In Color Gate Fold card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how this fun fold showcases the designer series paper.  I mixed and matched the patterns in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to make a set of cards to give as  a gift. I also wanted to show several different ways to use ribbon on your cards.  I love how the Stampin’ Up! ribbon matches the cardstock and ink colors. I think ribbon adds a nice element of texture to a card.  This new 1/2″ In Color Ribbon is finely woven and very easy to manipulate. I will be offering a ribbon share for the In Color ribbons as well as some of the other ribbon in the new catalog.  You can pick and choose which ribbon shares you want…there are so many choices for ribbon (which thrills me)!!

I have lots of photos for you today so let’s get to the details to make this card. Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock.  Score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 (or just flip and score at 2 1/8 on each side if that is easier.)

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I cut two 2 x 5 3/8″ strips of DSP for the front of my card and mixed up the patterns.  I stamped the floral image from Floral Phrases Stamp Set 3 times for each color…once on the envelope flap, once on a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White (for the inside), and once on a piece of Whisper White to cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I also cut a scallop layering oval in each color cardstock. I attached the oval pieces together.  I adhered the DSP strips to the card bases then had some fun choosing different sentiments and playing with different ways to add ribbon. *Make sure when you adhere the ovals you only put adhesive on the left side so the card will open from the center.

Here’s a look at each of the cards…

Stampin Up Fresh Florals and Floral Phrases Happy Birthday Gate Fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made a birthday card in Lemon Lime Twist and added a banner in whisper white to showcase the Lemon Lime Ribbon.  I love how these gate fold cards open.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Floral Phrases Fresh Florals Gate Fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Happy Happenings (retiring) and Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1st) stamp sets for my sentiments on this card.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals Gate Fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My next card is for a baby in the new Powder Pink. I made a simple bow with the ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Fresh Florals Gate Fold baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I thought the peek-a-boo sentiment from Suite Sayings (retiring) was perfect for this gate fold design.

Stampin Up Suite Sayings and Floral Phrases Gate Fold baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Fresh Florals Gate Fold baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made a sympathy card in Fresh Fig and wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front.  I attached the  oval to the ribbon so you can slide it on and off like a belly band.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Teeny Tiny Wishes Gate Fold Sympathy card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sympathy stamp on the front of my card is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This is one of those MUST HAVE stamp sets.  There are so many sentiments for every occasion!  It is one of the first stamp sets I purchased and I have used it over and over again.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Flourishing Phrases Gate Fold Sympathy card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases…another versatile stamp set with sentiments for several occasions (sympathy, wedding, thank you, congratulations, hello, love, just a note, etc.)

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Fun Fold Sympathy card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used Berry Burst to make a wedding card.  I think the gate fold design would be great  for wedding invitations as well as cards to congratulate the new couple.  The teeny tiny Mr. & Mrs. stamp is from one of my favorite bundles that is retiring, That’s the Tag.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like the fun ribbon tie on this one!  I simply wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied it with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  I adhered the oval to the ribbon using Fast Fuse so it can slide on and off like a belly band. The inside sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set (which I also used to stamp the flower on each card).

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I decided to switch the opening on the Tranquil Tide card for a fun twist.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I attached ribbon under the oval with a glue dot and made a bow tied with Bakers’s Twine for the front.  I love how you can open the card with the ribbon.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I use this thank you sentiment from Floral Phrases all the time!  It works on the front of a card as well as the inside.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Tranquil Tide in my favorite of the new In Colors. (Though Fresh Fig is a close second!) Do you have a favorite new In Color?

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Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases plus various others for sentiments (see cards above) Ink: 2017-2019 In Colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide  Papers: 2017-2019 In Colors, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack (available June 1st), Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in 2017 – 2019 In Colors (available June 1st), Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I hope today’s cards inspire you to try something different with ribbon, DSP, and/or sentiments. I love that we have the power to make someone smile with such a simple gesture.  I hope you will make a card to send to someone today.

If you need more inspiration, Click HERE to see another Gate fold card that my sister made using the beautiful Eastern Palace Suite.  Reminder… the Eastern Palace Bundle is only available through May 31st. The stamp set and dies will be available in the new catalog; however, the special bundles with FREE product will no longer be available. This is a gorgeous set which you will use again and again and the dies are so versatile! *Bonus…get your hands on 3 of the new In Colors with the purchase of this suite!

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I hope you have a Great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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You’re Invited To My Card Funeral

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I really love the simplicity of this sympathy card and I will be mourning the loss of the products used the create it.  Yesterday Stampin’ Up! posted the retirement list and the Crumb Cake Note Cards (133766), Floral Affection Embossing Folder (#141713), and Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (#141632) are all on the retiring products list and only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  I love these products!  The good news is some of these are on sale so you can take advantage and get a good deal! Don’t wait though as retiring products tend to sell out fast (especially if they are on sale)!

The base of my card is a Crumb Cake Note Card.  You’ve heard me say before how these are such a great deal (20 note cards & envelopes for $6).  I added a layer of Whisper White which measures 3 x 4 1/2.  I embossed this piece with the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and adhered a layer of 1 1/4 x 3 DSP along the left edge.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set in Momento Black ink (also retiring).  I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine, tied a bow, and adhered this layer to my card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I have used the embossing folders in this set on several cards in the past.  Before they “Rest In Peace” let’s take a look down Memory Lane at some cards I’ve created with the Floral Affection Embossing Folders.

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Stampin’ Up! note cards with Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper and Floral Affection Embossing Folders
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Stampin’ Up! Affectionately Yours Suite
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Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Stamp Set and Floral Affection Embossing Folder
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Stampin’ Up! Floral Affection embossed and colored birthday card.   www.juststampin.com

 I hope you enjoyed this little trip down Memory Lane with the Floral Affection embossing folders.  I will miss them!!! They are replacing the Crumb Cake note cards & envelopes with Very Vanilla so I am OK with that though I would rather just have all 3 colors to choose from.  🙂

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie