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.


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

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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.

EF Petal Pair

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!


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.


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

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store. Click on the images below or Click HERE to shop. 

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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Tuesday Tip…Embossing Buddy

Last week I shared how to make a gusseted bag with the gold Striped Treat Bags.  If you missed it you can click HERE. I heat embossed the tag in gold to coordinate.  Gusseted bag made using the Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels with Everyday Label Punch , and the Holly Embossing Folder by Stampin Up. For tutorials and supplies visit

I love to heat emboss! Watching the magic happen puts a smile on my face every time. I’ve had a few people ask about heat embossing so I though I would share a couple of quick tips and a cool new heat embossing project kit, Hello Friend.

The Embossing Buddy (103083) is the perfect tool to use when heat embossing. The antistatic pouch helps keep stray Embossing Powder from sticking to your project. Rub it directly on the surface to be embossed and the powder will stick only where it’s wanted.

Here’s another TIP: Rub it on your fingers first!! When we touch cardstock, the oils on our skin get left behind. That residue is exactly what the embossing powder will stick to!! Rubbing the Embossing Buddy over your fingers first absorbs the oil and prevents this from happening.

Heat embossing is so much fun and it really is quick & easy.  You can step up your cardmaking by trying the different embossing techniques with the Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit. Check out this video to see what you get in the kit as well as the cool projects you can make using 3 different heat embossing techniques.

This would be a great project to get together and do with your friends and earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE. (See details below.) You can purchase the kit and other products from my online store.

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Hello Friend Stamp Set  Item # 144059

Stampin Up Hello Friend Stamp Set

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Stampin Up Heat Tool

VersaMark  Item # 102283

Stampin Up VersaMark Pad

Embossing Buddy  Item # 103083

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Check back on Thursday to see another heat embossed project I did for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Making an Impression for the Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

It’s no secret that I love to emboss! Embossing is a quick and easy way to add texture. Did you know you can use your dies to emboss? This is a great way to stretch your supplies and use dies you already have. I used the Star Framelits to do the Embossed Impressions Technique on my cards today.


Just like embossing folders you can highlight either side to get two different looks.


To make the embossed impression, you use the Big Shot like you would use any Embossing Folder. Make a “sandwich” with the cutting plate, add an embossing mat (I used 2 pieces of craft foam), then cardstock, dies (taped together) with cutting side down, and cutting plate on top.


I love this technique as it makes a big impression on a background. I die cut the congrats from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and adhered it with Glue Dots.  The sentiment I used is from B.Y.O.P.  This stamp set is on the retiring list and is a MUST HAVE! It is so versatile and has great sentiments for giving money or gift cards for birthdays, thank you, wedding, baby, and/or graduation.

BYOP stamp set

I masked and heat embossed the sentiment. I used white embossing powder on the Pacific Point cardstock and clear embossing powder on white cardstock. You can heat emboss any color sentiment using the Clear Embossing Powder.  Simply ink your stamp in VersaMark first, then in the ink color of your choice before stamping it on your cardstock.  (I only wanted part of the sentiment on my stamp so I “masked” what I didn’t want by covering it with tape so the ink would not transfer to my paper.) Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder, remove the excess,  then watch the magic happen as you use the Heat Tool.

I cut a piece of craft foam 3 3/4 x 5 and adhered that behind my embossed layer to pop it up. Which look do you like best?

Stamp Set: B.Y.O.P. (retiring)  Ink: VersaMark, Pacific Point  Papers: Thick Whisper White, Pacific Point  Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Stars Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Enamel Shapes, Craft Foam (non Stampin’ Up!)

This technique works with single dies, greetings, or layering shapes.  Jennifer McGuire has several you tube videos using this technique. Give it a try and stretch your supplies!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Cool Treats Card Class

Stampin Up Cool Treats card class - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you live long distance and can’t attend my local classes?  Here’s an opportunity to make some “Cool” cards from the comfort of your home.  Better yet,  gather your friends and family and have your own get together to make these projects, share tools, and have fun with some different stamping techniques at the same time. I will send you the class kit to make all 4 cards when you purchase the Cool Treats Bundle from my online store using the hostess code GZ4DZZ6J. The bundle costs $48.50 (item # 145181  Save 10%) . You will need to add $1.50 or more (check out the Clearance Rack) to your order to qualify for the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item (#147364  $13.00 value).  The cardstock and ribbon will be sent to you precut and ready to stamp and assemble. (This will come directly from me and not with your order from Stampin’ Up!) You just need the DSP (which you earn for FREE with your order), ink, adhesive, and a few other supplies to complete the projects. (Click on the photo below for the project details and additional supplies needed.)  You probably already have these supplies on hand but if not you can order what you need when you order the bundle. Anyone who orders the bundle by Friday (using the hostess code) will receive the class kit from me. Tell your friends and family and share my blog on social media because this is just too “Sweet” to pass up.  Are you ready for the “Cherry on Top”?…  If you gather 3 or more people to join you in ordering the bundle, I will send you the 4 card samples as well as the Sprinkles Embellishments (item # 142741  $5.50)!  You can share these items when you gather with your friends and family to make your cards. Click HERE to add the Cool Treats Bundle to your shopping cart! Email me if you have any questions. (


Click on the photo below for project details to make these 4 cards and envelopes. Make sure you have the additional supplies needed.


I had so much fun making these cards and they look even more adorable in person!

Stampin Up Cool Treats card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Cool Treats card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Cool Treats card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Cool Treats card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You will love this stamp set and dies and have it to make even more projects like the ones pictured below.

Cool Treats

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I hope your day is “Sprinkled” with everything great!

Just Stampin’


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Paper Piecing Chickens

I have a dear friend, Laura, who has some chickens.  She turned her dog house into their coup and it is so funny how every night at dusk they go up the plank and to go to bed for the night.  When I saw the Hey, Chick Stamp Set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog I knew I would use it to make her birthday card. My inspiration for the technique on my card came from a chicken pin cushion a member of my downline made. You know how I love to make my cards coordinate so…paper piecing to the rescue!  Here’s my card.


And here’s the fabric chicken Margie made.


I found some paper that looked like fabric from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (retired from the Holiday catalog) to do the paper piecing technique.  This technique is really not hard to do. You simply stamp your image twice…once on cardstock and once on the DSP.  I used Archival Black Ink to stamp my images. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position my chicken on top.



I wanted to add some dimension to my chickens so I used some Cherry Cobbler and Delightful Dijon ink and a blender pen to highlight and color on top of the DSP. I saw another demonstrator, Kathryn Ruddick, do this. It really makes it pop from the background.


Then I used my paper snips to cut out the chicken.  You don’t have to worry about fussy cutting around the legs or beak as they are already stamped on the cardstock.  Adhere on top of the cardstock image.

I used the Aqua Painter with a little Crumb Cake ink to wash along the bottom. I stamped my sentiment on Cherry Cobbler card stock with black ink.  I cut the tips off a toothpick for the sign and attached with glue dots and dimensionals. I decided I needed to stamp and cut out another wing to make it appear like the chicken was holding the sign.


I really like this technique. It was fun to do and I am happy with how it turned out.  I know you appreciate all the details so here’s the dimensions for this card..

Card base :Cherry Cobbler  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.

Layer 1: Whisper White 3 x 5

Layer 2: Cherry Cobbler 2 7/8 x 4 3/8

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

The sentiment is cut out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.


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Hey CHick sample


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Just Stampin’


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W is for Watercolor Pencils

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.Today I am showcasing the Watercolor Pencils. This is my favorite new item in the Occasions catalog!  I was so excited when I saw them featured on page 24 and couldn’t wait to get my hands on these! I shared previously a couple of projects I made using these.  You can see those projects HERE or HERE .  For this sweet Valentine card I used the watercolor pencils with the blender pen to color a heart cut from a piece of Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  You can get this paper for Free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 4 – March 31).


My card base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 5 1/2.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Sending Love Paper Stack in the Occasions catalog. It is cut at 4 x 2 1/2.  I cut another piece at 2 1/4 x 6 to line the back of the envelope.


The inside panel is a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 red cardstock.  I used the heart framelits (retired) to cut the 4 different sized hearts but you could do the same thing with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits (I wish I had those!!!). I used the Sealed with Love Stamp Set to stamp the sentiments in real red ink. I popped the watercolored layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and tucked the smaller heart behind. I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the flowers and a white organza bow on top of the heart. This Valentine is ready to send!


In case you missed the video showcasing all the wonderful ways you can use these watercolor pencils you can watch it here.

These watercolor pencils have been so popular that they are currently out of stock! Oh no! Stampin’ Up! is expecting to get a large shipment in mid February. I love the way these pencils are Stampin’ Up! colors so they coordinate with our other products!


Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’




You can purchase the products used the make today’s project in my online store. Earn a FREE gift for every $50 you spend January 4 – March 31. Use the February hostess code K3VM6YBW when you check out and I will send you a card kit as my thanks for shopping with me! Click HERE to shop.

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O is for Ombre Stampin’ Pads

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing the new Peekaboo Peach Ombre Stampin’ Pad found on page 32 in the Occasions catalog.

Previously I shared a video using the Ombre Stampin’ Pads (You can see that video HERE). This new video is so AWESOME!!!  I learned so much that I did not know you could do with these Ombre Stampin’ Pads. It’s like having 5 stamp pads in one!  Check out this video!!


Click HERE to see all the different Ombre Stamps pads currently available. These ink pads create amazing fading effects.


Here’s some sample cards made using the Ombre Stampin’ Pads.


The images in the Just Keep Swimming Stamp Set are perfectly sized for Two-Step Stampin with the Ombre Stampin’ Pads. Wouldn’t these cute little cards be perfect for notes in a lunchbox with some Goldfish crackers or Gummy Bear fruit snacks?!  I always put notes in my kids lunches when they were little (and sometimes a Hershey Hug and Kiss). I’m thinking the “gem” card would be nice to give (or receive) with a little piece of jewelry. 🙂


This card was made using the Summer Sorbet Stamp Set and the Rich Razzleberry Ombre Stampin’ Pad.  You can create a sweet card with this simple technique!

Receive a card kit in the mail when you purchase from my online store. Use the January hostess code EPGDT3KF when you check out and I will put the kit in the mail to you as my thanks for shopping with me. Click HERE to shop.

Have an Outstanding Day!

Just Stampin’


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A Sneak Peek at the New Watercolor Pencils

Every year I say I’m going to get my Christmas cards done early and I always seem to end up racing around at the last minute to pull it together.  How about you…are you prepared in advance or last minute like me?

We always send a photo card and I like to combine my love of photography and stamping. In the past I have made an easel card I shared HERE and used Paper Pumpkin refill kits (see below for photo). This year my daughter put together this photo collage.  My husband likes to add a personal message on some of his so this is what I came up with at the last minute.

Add a personal touch to a photo card with Stampin’ Up! products
Open the flap for more photos and space for a personal message.

The photo card measures 4 x 8 so I cut my cardstock 4 1/8 x 10 5/8 and scored it at 8 1/8. I added a layer of black cardstock on the front flap to tie in the colors from the card. I used the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with the Holly Berry Stamp Set and new watercolor pencils (available January 4th in the new occasions catalog) to embellish the front flap on my card. I am in love with these watercolor pencils!!!  You will want to put them on your MUST HAVE list!!! They make it so quick and easy to create a work or art.  I simply colored with the old olive pencil then brushed over it with my blender pen. Check out these before and after pictures.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! highlighting how to create with these new watercolor pencils using different paper with the aqua painter or blender pen.

I used classic ink (rather than the archival) with the blender pen and had no problem with the ink bleeding. You can use cardstock with the blender pen but you need to use watercolor paper or shimmer paper when you use the aqua painter. I added some red pearls leftover from a past paper pumpkin kit for berries.  You can make your own using a red sharpie marker to color Pearl Basic Jewels or Rhinestones.  I used red ribbon to make a bow and attached it with a mini glue dot. I popped up the stitched layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and stamped my envelope to match.

Add to a photo card with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stamp Set: Holly Berry Happiness  Ink: Gumball Green (retired), Real Red (on envelope)  Papers: Gumball Green (retired), Basic Black, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Real Red Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Red Sharpie Marker, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Do you have the new Occasions catalog?  If you are not currently working with another demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach.  Email me if you would like me to send you the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It’s time to get that wish list ready!  For every $50 you spend from January 4th – March 31st you earn FREE product (in addition to my thank you gift)!


Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


As promised, here’s a past Christmas card made using My Paper Pumpkin kit.

November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, Simply Snowflakes
This would work well for a new address as well as a Christmas card.

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