Tuesday Tip for Photopolymer Stamps

I had the most wonderful weekend in Hartford, Connecticut with my stamping friends. I was so excited to get to meet Nancy Farrell. Nancy has been following my blog right from the beginning and always brings a smile to my face with her comments.  This was her first Stampin Up! event and she fit right in laughing and joking with the rest of us!  She also shared a cool tip that she does which prevents her photopolymer stamps from staining.  When she gets a new photopolymer stamp set, she removes the plastic on top and adheres the back plastic piece (with the stamps attached) to the inside of the stamp case.  Then she inks up the stamp set with VersaMark and lets it dry.  When she wants to stamp using ink, it cleans up without leaving a stain!  Brilliant!  Thanks Nancy!


I would love for others to join our team!  We have so much fun at these Stampin’ Up! events and online chats! It doesn’t matter if you are local or long distance as we are connected through cyber space. Everyone shares ideas and helps one another out.  Most of the team are hobby demos and it is a great “sisterhood”.  I told you how we rented a house (it was actually a mansion with 7 bedrooms) so we could spend more time together and stamp, cook, chat, swap cards, etc.  I named us “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps”. *I’ll be sharing our swap cards and more this week! Here’s a few photos from the weekend.

Team Weekend Getaway at the Cheney Mansion in Manchester,Conn. Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com
The Mansion
Team Weekend Getaway - Stamping at the Cheney Mansion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com
Our weekend stamping room
Stampin Up Team Weekend Getaway - Join the fun! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp
Selfie Cheers!
Team Weekend Getaway
Celebrating Ramsey’s Birthday
Stampin Up OnStage 30th Anniversary - Join the Fun! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp
Celebrating at OnStage in Hartford, Connecticut

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Just Stampin’

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G is for Glimmer Paper

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series features products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m showcasing the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper (and more). This is a no-mess way to add glitter accents! This paper is embedded with small pieces of glitter. Glitter won’t brush off or flake off so there’s no clean up. You get 24 6×6 glittered sheets: 8 each of 3 colors (Iridescent, light green, turquoise)

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This paper is so much fun to add accents for a little touch of sparkle to any project.  I punched balloons to go with the Party Pandas for this fun fold birthday card inspired by a card Linda Heller shared that was designed by Janet Munden.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Double Z Fun Fold birthday card idea with Glimmer Paper and Bubbles & Fizz DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Party Pandas is the most popular Sale-A-Bration stamp set! You can get it for FREE with a qualifying order through March 31.

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I love these adorable pandas! They remind me of Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Bei Bei. I live in Maryland just an hour outside Washington D.C. where you can visit the giant pandas at the National Zoo.   My Pre-K students and I even watch these giant pandas right in our classroom through Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Panda Cams. Click on the link below if you want to see what Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Bei Bei are up to today. (Be forewarned this could get addictive!)


Earlier today I snapped these photos as I watched them eat their lunch. (Now you know how I really spend my day.  LOL)


Pandas 2

I love how this card opens for an upright version of a Double Z-Fold card.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Double Z Fun Fold birthday card idea with Glimmer Paper and Bubbles & Fizz DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s what it looks like from the side. You can see how it gets it’s Double Z-Fold name.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Double Z Fun Fold birthday card idea with Glimmer Paper and Bubbles & Fizz DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is a fun card to make.  It is a little wider than others I have shared so here’s the measurements:

Lemon Lime Twist: 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.

Basic Black: 3 1/4 x 10, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.

Whisper White: 3 x 4 1/4 for top piece, (2) 1 x 2 1/2 for bottom pieces.

Bubbles & Fizz DSP: 1 x 4 1/4 for top piece, (2) 1 x 2 1/2 for bottom pieces.

You can click HERE to see another Double Z-Fold card I shared with a photo tutorial how to assemble.

Did you notice the colors of my balloons? Are you wondering where I got the Calypso Coral Glimmer Paper? Here’s a cool tip…You can make any color glimmer paper you want with the Iridescent Glimmer Paper, reinkers, and an Aqua Painter.  Just add a few drops of reinker in the lid of your ink pad and use the Aqua Painter to color the Iridescent Glimmer Paper. (*You never want to pick up ink directly from your pad using the Aqua Painter or Blender Pens.) You want to make sure to go in one direction so you don’t ruin the bristles on your Aqua Painter.  Let it dry before cutting or punching.  Now you can add a little glimmer to any project!

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

Stampin Up Party Pandas Double Z Fun Fold birthday card idea with Glimmer Paper and Bubbles & Fizz DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a Great Day!

Just Stampin’


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Let’s Sale-A-Brate Any Occasion

My latest alphabet series showcased new items from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Even though I shared new items from A – Z, I still didn’t showcase all the new stamp sets in these catalogs so I thought I would share with you today another stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that is very versatile, Any Occasion.  Look at all these different occasion cards created using this stamp set.


These cards are great to tuck in a gift or to make a tag to hang on a bag. These are quick & easy to make. Check out this short video for some “tips” using photopolymer stamps to create these cards and more!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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