Snow is Glistening Fun Fold Card

I am excited to share with you today’s card which uses some of the limited edition products from the just released Snowflake Showcase.Stampin Up Snow is Glistening Fun Fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp The star of this card is the copper embossed snowflake tree from the Snow is Glistening stamp set. I may have gone a little overboard heat embossing today but I just love the look and texture of the raised images. I even heat embossed the snowflake trinket!
Stampin Up Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love how this stamp set coordinates with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. This DSP and the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon I used on my card are from the Joyous Noel Suite (which is one of my favorites). I love the copper foil accents.

This easel fun fold is quick & easy to create! The Sahara Sand cardstock is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.  I adhered a 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP just below the score line. The tree is heat embossed on Merry Merlot cardstock that measures 2 1/2 x 4 and layered on Copper Foil that is 2 5/8 x 4 1/8.  The layered image is adhered to the DSP only. *Don’t adhere the top portion as you want it to stand up when opened.

I wrapped the elegant ribbon around the card and tied a bow. I secured the bow at the base of the tree with a glue dot. Here’s a look at the card when it’s closed.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love the inside of the card as much as the front! I cut the Merry die from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies and heat embossed the greeting.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can heat emboss sentiments in any color by simply stamping the sentiment in Versamark first, then ink, then sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder. I love to watch the magic happen with the Heat Tool.  *Don’t forget to use the embossing buddy on the cardstock before you stamp to prevent the embossing powder from sticking to other areas of your card. I used Merry Merlot ink for the greetings. I wanted the snowflake to be copper so I put a glue dot on the back and used my paper piercing tool to hold it as I stamped it in the Versamark, then dipped it in the Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool. The raised snowflake holds the easel card up.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I usually play around make more than one card when I’m creating and this was no exception.  I decided to switch up the sentiments and try the Merry die at the bottom.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel, Merry Christmas to All, and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think this card would look pretty on a mantle or side table.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel, Merry Christmas to All, and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Which one do you prefer? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

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Love What You Do

I love my stamping friends! We call ourselves the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps”. Recently we grabbed our “Stamping To Go Bags” and took a road trip to meet up in Delaware to stamp, shop, grab a bite to eat, and chat.  We met for brunch at a great little restaurant (You’re going to laugh at the name), “Lewinski’s on Clinton”.  After getting all the inside scoop about the restaurant, we attended a class by the owner and designer of Neat & Tangled, Danielle Walls. She is so sweet and talented! We had so much fun doing what we love to do…stamping together and learning some new techniques. Here’s a photo we took with Danielle.

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One of the cards we made was a “splattered” background with a floral we fussy cut and layered with vellum.  I really liked the way it turned out and couldn’t wait to try this technique at home. I chose to use the beautiful floral from the Blended Seasons stamp set. Here’s my card.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Love What You Do floral card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The splattered background is fun! Dilute some white acrylic paint with a little water and use a paintbrush to tap the paint on the cardstock. *Make sure to protect your work area as I splattered paint everywhere. LOL

Make a splattered background with acrylic paint - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

I used the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process and adhered it to my card base with dimensionals.  I stamped the flower image from Blended Seasons with Memento ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends.  I love the new colors! I used Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. (Pssst…there’s 6 more blend colors coming out in the Holiday catalog! WooHoo!) I fussy cut two of the flowers and cut a quick border out of vellum then another border a little wider.  I adhered the flower to the first layer of vellum with dimensionals then adhered the second layer with Glue Dots and adhered it to the card.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Love What You Do floral card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I stamped the sentiment from the Love What You Do Stamp Set and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  All that was left was some envelope love and the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stacks are perfect for lining the flap.  I love that these are available in all the color families!!! I used Lemon Lime Twist to match my background.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Love What You Do floral card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Blended Seasons is a special limited-edition stamp set and framelits that are a MUST HAVE (in my opinion).  It’s great for year round versatility! (I showcased some Christmas cards made with this bundle last week.)Stampin Up Blended Seasons Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set/framelits/bundle is only available August 1 -31 while supplies last. You can see more projects made with this bundle HERE or HERE. Click below to view the flyer.

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Jeanie

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E is for Embossing Folders

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today is all about Embossing Folders.  Embossing adds so much texture to your projects and they are a great bang for your buck! Previously, I shared a card I made with the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (which is included in the Blossoming Basket Bundle) featured in the new Sale-A-Bration release. If you missed the post, click HERE.

There are 3 new embossing folders featured in the Occasions catalog: Petal Pair, Simple Stripes, and Scattered Sequins.

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Today I’m showcasing my favorite, Petal Pair. I love that you get 2 beautiful folders in this set! I made 3 cards to share with you using the floral design. There are so many ways you can use this embossing folder to get different looks.  It is perfect on it’s own or you can use different techniques to add color.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Card #1

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is clean & simple and shows how gorgeous this floral design is all on its own. I embossed “celebrate” from the Celebrations Duo found in the annual catalog.  (I could have used the Celebrate You Thinlits Die from the Sale-A-Bration catalog but I wanted to keep it all about embossing today.) *It is important to emboss celebrate first then the floral folder otherwise you would crush some of the flowers along the top with the embossing folder. (I bet you can guess how I learned that one!)  I thought the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set was the perfect saying for this card and I love the way it curves with the embossed flowers.  This shows how quick & easy it is to achieve a clean & simple card to celebrate any occasion! I chose Pool Party and Night of Navy for my colors and added a bow with the Crinkled Seam Binding. The embossed layer measures 3 3/4 x 5 and the next layer is just 1/8 larger.

Card #2

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using sponging technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For this card I decided to add color to the embossed flowers using my sponge daubers and ink. I love how this is a completely different look even though the layout is the same! This was quick & easy to do and I love the soft Spring look.  It would  be a great card to give with a pot (or bouquet) of flowers to someone for any occasion. I have several friends and family members with March birthdays and this would be perfect for them.

Card #3

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using Stampin Blends coloring technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends for this last one.  (I should have started this post with “Welcome to Day 4 of my coloring therapy!” LOL ) I have to confess that this card did not work out the way I had envisioned but, I am pleased with the final result.  (Sometimes it’s just trial and error!) I opened the embossing folder and inked the back (the side without the Sizzix label) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and put my paper on top.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot. The result was a big mess with ink where it shouldn’t be!

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Plan B to the rescue!  I redid the embossing then colored the flowers on the messy one with my Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut around the flowers with my paper snips.

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I love how the colors pop with the black outline.  I colored this a little different than I usually do with my Blends.  I only used one color instead of both the light and dark shades.  Then I went back with the Color Lifter to get the different shades.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea with coloring technique using Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I embossed the back flap on the envelope to tie in with the card. There is still so much more you can do with embossing folders!  Here’s another look at all 3 cards.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know if you have a favorite.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Here’s another project I shared previously where I embossed the new Mini Silver Gable Box using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. *You can click on the image to see the original post.

Mini Gable Box embossed with Petal Pair embossing folder and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits treat box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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