It’s The Sentiment That Counts for the Pals Blog Hop

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

During these challenging times it seems more important than ever to reach out to others to let them know you’re thinking of them. Many of my former coworkers, students, and teacher friends could use a little encouragement as they head back to school either virtually or in person. Even though today’s technology has made chalkboards a thing of the past, I wanted to create some fun chalkboard easel cards for teachers or students.Stampin' Up! In Good Taste thank you and inspirational chalkboard easel card card ideas for teachers or students - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used In Good Taste Designer Series Paper for these Chalkboard Easel Cards. You could also use the wood grain pattern found in the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Color Collections or make your own wood grain look with cardstock and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder for some added texture.

Everyone loves to feel appreciated! I combined sentiments from several different stamp sets for my cards today. *You can see a complete list of products used below. Here’s a close up of each one.Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos and Playful Alphabet Dies thank you card idea for a teacher -Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Daisy Lane, Nothing Better Than, and Forever Fern stamp sets were used to create this inspiration chalkboard easel card idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Free As A Bird, Ornate Thanks, and Good Morning Magnolia stamp sets were used to create this teacher appreciation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Massive Thanks chalkboard easel teacher thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You could use a variety of sentiments for this card!  It would be great for a graduation, teacher birthday or retirement, congratulations, welcome new teacher, etc.! I bet you can think of someone to make/send these cards to.

*Tip: Chalkboard Technique – To get the chalkboard look I heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark and white embossing powder.  Then I used a sponge to dab some Whisper White Craft Ink on the black around the sentiment. Swirl in a circular motion as if you were erasing a chalkboard.

FYI…I have one of these chalk board easels that I used in my classroom.

Check back tomorrow for the complete tutorial and more ideas!

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! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie
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All About the NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss machine - for details and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today is all about the NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! I’m sold on this machine! It’s sleek, compact, non-slip and easy to use!

The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine comes with:

  • Base Plate #1
  • Die Plate #2
  • Two Clear Cutting Plates both #3
  • Specialty Plate #4

The following videos are less than 2 minutes each and well worth the watch! Learn all about the NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and see how simple it is to use ! No more running dies back and forth to get a good cut! One time is all it takes!

I often get asked how do I make an Embossing Sandwich? Yep, this is the bread and butter of Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines. The plates are numbered to make it easy to create your Cut & Emboss Sandwich. Yippee!!!!

For Standard Embossing Folders:

• Base plate #1
• Cutting plate#3
• Embossing folder with paper inside
• Finally the other Cutting plate #3.

For 3D Embossing Folders:

• Base Plate #1
• Embossing Folder with the paper inside
• Specialty Plate #4

Tips: Send the embossing folder in with the hinge first. Sprits the paper with water before sending through to get a deeper impression.

How do I make a Die Cutting Sandwich?
• Base Plate #1
• Cutting Plate #3
• Die and Paper
•Cutting Plate #3

Tips: Use both sides to help keep them straight. You can use the full surface of the plates.

How do I make a Magnetic Plate Sandwich?

• Base Plate#1
• Magnetic Cutting Plate #5
• Paper and Die
• Cutting Plate #3

Tips: Place the dies anywhere on the cutting plate as you can use the full surface. Cut on the magnetic plate as there is a self-healing mat that covers the top of the plate.

How would you like to get the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine for $99 instead of $120? Plus get FREE SHIPPING (that’s another $12 savings)!! And how about 2 FREE Stamp sets (So Much Love and Queen Anne’s Lace) AND cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit and more! What an amazing deal!!!! The Stampin’ Up Starter Kit is the way to go!!! 

Add the New Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (or your choice of products) to your starter and everything in the Get & Go Starter Kit (pictured below) is included for FREE!!!

Stampin' Up! Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion - Join my team Sept. 1-30 and earn 2 free stamp sets plus cardstock pieces to create 16 cards - visit juststampin.com for more informaton - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Making It Slim with Ornate Style

Oh my Gosh!  I am totally on board with the latest craze of slimline cards! This may well be my favorite card I’ve ever made! (And it’s not even a fun fold!!! LOL)

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds and Ornate Style Slimline card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to color!  I find it so relaxing and had so much fun coloring this card with my Stampin’ Blends. I got my color inspiration from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. I made this card to fit in a #10 (business size) envelope. Because it is long I decided to use a bit of the DSP on the front of the envelope. How did I do coloring the card to match the DSP? (It’s really so easy with Blends!!!)

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds and Ornate Style Slimline card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to use the Stitched Rectangle Dies and I learned this cool trick from Gina K (of Gina K Designs) when I attended one of her workshops a few years ago. Just cut and stamp two of the dies and add a strip across the middle to make it appear seamless.

Here’s the measurements for this slimline card:

Card Base (So Saffron): 8 x 9 1/4 scored at 4
Basic Black: (2) 3 1/8 x 8 3/8, 3 x 1 5/8, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (to cut Scalloped Oval Die)
Shimmery White: Cut 2 Stitched Rectangles (3 x 4 3/8) *You will need to trim ~ 1/4″ to fit, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 to stamp and cut with Layering Ovals Die, 3 x 8 1/4 (inside)
So Saffron: 3 x 1 1/2 embossed with Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper: 2 3/4 x 4 1/8 (envelope)

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Ornate Style, Beauty Abounds (sentiment)  Papers:  Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Shimmery White, Basic Back, So Saffron  Inks: Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends in So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Mango Melody  Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Oval Dies, Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think of slimline cards? Do you like them or not? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below. I love how this sentiment from Beauty Abounds works so well with this “big” card! I also like that sometimes you want/need more space to write and this size card is perfect.

Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (*In addition to rewards above! Please remember to add the host code!)

  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorial with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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