Spotlighting Forever Greenery

Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today’s card showcases the “Spotlighting” technique. It is similar to Double Time Stamping except it is done using designer series paper instead of stamping on cardstock. Spotlighting is a quick & easy technique achieved with layering dies. I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies but you can use any Layering Dies to achieve this look. I would like to give a shout out and special thanks to Linda Heller for this technique reminder! I used one of my favorite suites in the new annual catalog, Forever Greenery.

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Forever Greenery Suite Collection includes
* Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper
* Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
* Gold Hoops Embellishments
* Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
* Greenery Embossing Folders
* Forever Flourishing Dies (10% off)

Product colors: Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

One of my favorite things when creating is to use every scrap of DSP. This is a personal challenge of mine and I love it when there is no waste! This card meets the challenge!

Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details:

Measurements

  • Garden Green: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for card base, 3 x 4 1/4 to cut Stitched Rectangle Die, 1/4 x 6 strip for envelope flap
  • DSP (Forever Greenery): 6 x 6 cut in to 3 pieces – 2 x 6, 4 x 5 1/4, 3/4 x 4Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery - for inspiration and tips to learn how to cut 6 x 6  DSP with no waste visit juststampin.com- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Whisper White: 4 x 5 1/4 (inside piece) scrap to stamp and cut with Stitched Oval
  • Old Olive: 3 x 4 to cut with Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Ribbon and Trim: 5″ (Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon), 9″ Gold Metallic Trim (from Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack)

Directions

  1. Fold and burnish the card base.
  2. Use Layering Rectangle Dies to center and cut 4 x 5 1/4 DSP with smaller of the dies. Use larger of the dies to cut Garden Green cardstock. savingpng
  3. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 DSP to the card base.
  4. Adhere the die cut DSP to the die cut cardstock layer. Wrap ribbon around and secure on back then adhere to card base making sure to line up the design so it looks like one continuous piece of DSP.
  5. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White scrap and cut with oval from Stitched Shapes Dies. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Cut Old Olive cardstock with Forever Flourishing die and Adhere with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Make a triple bow with Gold Metallic Trim and adhere with a Glue dot.Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  8. Adhere the Whisper White and DSP strip to the inside of the card.  There’s plenty of room to stamp a sentiment or add a hand written message. Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  9. Adhere Garden Green Strip and 2 x 6 DSP to envelope flap and trim to fit.

Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made this card for my friend and neighbor! I usually fill the urns in front of our house with Kimberly Ferns. (*They don’t need as much water as Boston Ferns and stay healthy and full all summer long!) My friend noticed my empty pots this year and picked up some ferns for me and delivered them to my doorstep! She totally made my day! How perfect is this DSP as a thank you card for her?!

It’s these simple acts of kindness that make such a difference in our lives especially during these difficult times. I would love to hear about acts of kindness in your life….either to or from others! Leave a comment below and share an act of kindness that you did or received.

I hope you’ll give this technique a try!

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Pop Up Fun Fold Card Tutorial

Yesterday I shared my new favorite fun fold card I made for Easter. Today I have a photo tutorial for you along with another version I made for Mother’s Day.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet and Word Wishes Mother's Day fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This beautiful bouquet will last forever! I used the same fun fold “formula” along with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and Word Wishes Dies that I used on my Easter card.  The flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and die cut with the Bouquet Bunch Dies. I love this sweet color combination: Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick, and Whisper White (with a touch of green).

Here’s the Easter card I shared yesterday.

Stampin Up Best Dressed Hold On To Hope fun fold Easter card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made 25 of these Easter cards so I worked “assembly line style”.  I cut, scored, stamped, and die cut everything, then put it all together. Here’s a look at all the pieces (*minus the Word Wishes die cut, “Happy Easter”).

Stampin' Up Hold on to Hope and Crosses of Hope fun fold card pieces for Easter card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s all the details:

Stamps & Dies

  • Hold On To Hope Stamp Set
  • Crosses of Hope Dies
  • A Wish for Everything Bundle (A Wish for Everything Stamp set and Word Wishes Dies)

Materials & Measurements

  • Card base (Purple Posy cardstock): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 scored at 2 3/4
  • DSP Layer on card base: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Middle layer (Purple Posy cardstock): 2 x 4 1/2 scored at 1/2, 2 1/4, 4
  • DSP Layer in middle (Best Dressed floral pattern): 1 7/8 x 3 1/2
  • Curved front panel (Purple Posy): 1 1/4 x 6 1/2 scored at 1/2 on each end
  • Whisper White:  (2)  2 1/2 x 4 for stamped panels on the back of the card, scraps to stamp sentiment, stamp and die cut flowers, and die cut Happy Easter
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (to die cut cross) Color with Highland Heather reinker and Aqua Painter
  • Purple Posy: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (to die cut cross)
  • Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon: ~5″ Color with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend
  • Highland Heather Classic Ink

Directions

  1. Fold and burnish card base and front strip along the score lines. Apply liquid glue to the tabs on the front strip and adhere to the card base on each side.
  2. Adhere the DSP panel to the back of the card sliding the bottom under the front panel so it hides the side tabs. Gently fold the card base along the score line making sure you don’t crease the front panel. You can see how it “pops out”.
  3. Adhere DSP to the middle panel. Fold along the center score line to crease the DSP. Fold in the edges & glue these to the back of the card laying down completely flat and in line with the center fold when gluing down the tabs.
  4. Glue the floral die cut on the front of the card along the left side. Adhere stamped panels on the back of the card.
  5. Adhere Happy Easter die cut sentiment along front piece.
  6. Paint the Sparkle Glimmer die cut cross with Highland Heather ink (put a few drops of reinker in the lid of the stamp pad) using an Aqua Painter. Let dry then adhere to the solid cross.  You could use a fine-tip glue pen but, I prefer to use liquid glue and apply with a sponge dauber on a silicone craft mat. Add a Rhinestone Jewel in the center of the cross.
  7. Color the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon using the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. This is so quick & easy to do!!!! Adhere ribbon to the cross using Mini Glue Dots. (I put two on the back to hold the ribbon and 1 on the front.)Use Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends to color the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to make any color ribbon you want - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  8. Put 3 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center fold of the middle layer to adhere the cross.
  9. Stamp Hold on to Hope on 1/2 x 2 1/2 Whisper White strip and cut apart.  Adhere to front of card as shown.

Stampin Up Best Dressed Hold On To Hope fun fold Easter card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The base of this card is just 1/4 sheet of cardstock which makes it easy to fold flat to fit in the envelope to mail.

Stampin Up Best Dressed Hold On To Hope fun fold Easter card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

When the recipient opens the card it pops out and stands up for a wonderful display! (*The crease is the card base makes the front come forward like you’re reading/holding a book.)

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet and Word Wishes Mother's Day fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which version do you like better, Mother’s Day or Easter?

I am working on another version for Father’s Day! I just love making these!!! Email me if you have any questions! I hope you can find some time today to get creative!

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Stampin Up Ornate Garden Suite Product Share - visit juststampin.com for ordering information and inspiration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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G is for Gather Together (with a Kit To Go)

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I can’t seem to get enough of the Gather Together Stamp Set and Gathered Leaves Dies! I have been creating many projects with this bundle. I am offering 3 FREE Come to Gather tutorials with any purchase of $40 or more. Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials are exclusive and will not appear on my blog.  In addition, you will receive a handmade card from me along with a card kit to create it!  I appreciate each and every order! You can click on the link to shop my online store!

I am so excited to share today’s projects!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sample for the Gather Together Bundle on page 5 in the Holiday Catalog caught my eye and I knew I wanted to recreate it. Here’s the inspiration and my card side by side. I used the same stamp set but different color ink for my background. I layered mine with Gold Foil and added a strip of vellum.

Who knew the background was actually sponged using a mask?! Oh my, now I have another favorite technique! I have been having so much fun playing with the new Decorative Masks.  They are found on page 35 in the Holiday Catalog and I missed them the first few times I browsed through the catalog. Take a look at these fun designs.

Stampin' Up Basic Pattern Decorative Masks - for ideas, tutorials, card kits, and more visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

I used sponge daubers and 4 ink colors (Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake, and Delicata Golden Glitz) to get the effect I wanted. It was so much fun! I did the envelope too!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut the leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies from Grapefruit Grove, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze cardstock.  I love how the dies cut and emboss at the same time! I sponged the leaves with the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and popped them up with Dimensionals on top of the vellum strip and Gold Thread.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is one of the cards everyone made at my monthly card club and the ladies loved it! This sentiment works for a Thanksgiving or thank you card. Of course you can easily change the sentiment and use it for birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  I had the piece I used to demonstrate and not wanting to waste anything I decided to use it to decorate one of the new Gold Mini Pizza Boxes. Talk about easy! All I had to do was cut it to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and wrap the box with Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut and sponged the leaves the same as I did for the card and punched a 2 1/4″ vellum circle. I added the gold thread to tie in with the card and now I have a coordinating gift box. Here’s what I put inside….

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Mini Gold Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

… leaf shaped wax melts! The best part….I found them at the Dollar Store! (Remember….It’s all about the presentation! LOL) I stamped the large leaf from the stamp set in gold and the sentiment is from the same set (Gathered Leaves) stamped in Cajun Craze. The perfect little gift for a hostess.  It just so happens I will be needing this hostess gift for Sunday as I am going to a friend’s house to make “velvet” pumpkins. We were told to bring a glue gun, old tube socks or batting, and some fabric. I have no idea how to do this but it sounds like fun! Here’s another look at the card and gift.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So do you think you’d like to give this decorative mask project a try? If so, you are in luck because I am planning to provide this technique based “Decorative Masks Kit To Go” for my October kit! Here’s what the kit will include:

  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (set of 4)
  • 4 card kits (using the different masks)
  • Pre-cut supplies for all four cards. *Stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy.
  • Envelopes for each card
  • Punched items and/or die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments
  • Step-by-step photo tutorial to complete each card (sent via email)
  • Alternative technique ideas

The cost for this special product based technique kit is $20 (plus $3.50 shipping & handling).

You will be able to use the decorative masks again and again on future projects. You will need ink, sponge daubers (or sponges) and adhesive to complete the kit. You can adapt this kit to use inks you have.  I will include a complete supply list for each sample included with the tutorial.

Orders need to be placed by October 10th. *This is a firm deadline so I can order the decorative masks and get them shipped out to you by the end of the month.

Here’s how to reserve your kit:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Decorative Mask Kit” in the subject line. Make sure you include your address! Then send payment through PayPal. To do this, go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address. Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($23.50), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check.

I hope you are as excited about this technique kit to go as I am! It’s fun to try something new!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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