Let’s Celebrate World Cardmaking Day!

What are you planning to do today for World Card Making Day? I’m zooming with my fellow demonstrators and team members this afternoon. We’re planning a little show and tell to share some projects we have been working on.  I can’t stop playing with the Celebrations Tidings Stamp Set and Celebration Labels Dies!

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings card ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to create fun and different cards! This card idea is one of the exclusive card tutorials available this month with an online order of $40 or more. (*See my Just Stampin’ Rewards below.) If you purchase the Celebrate Tidings Bundle, you’ll also receive a kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorials. I have more awesome card ideas and a fun fold tutorial to share in addition to today’s cards! As you can see this bundle is so versatile!  I used the different die cut shapes and stamps to create a Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas card. (And this is just 1 of the tutorials you’ll receive!) Here’s a look at each card.

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Halloween card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The front of the Halloween card is embossed with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Halloween card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used sentiments from A Wish For Everything on the inside of the cards.

Stampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Celebration Tidings Thanksgiving card idea -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment below and I’ll pick a random winner to send one of these cards to! I’d love to hear what you are doing today to celebrate!

Today is a great day to make some cards, mail cards, or donate some cards in celebration of World Card Making Day! Let’s celebrate the joy of card making and sharing handmade cards with others!

Ideas for Sharing Your Hand-made Cards

  • Give cards as gifts to friends and family: Package them up with a ribbon or in a cute box with envelopes for a ready-to-send present. I do this all the time  My mom and sisters love to receive my card gift sets. Click HERE to see 2 ways to present your cards for gift giving (that I shared back in 2016).
  • Local Assisted Living Communities: There are two ways to reach residents. One is to write notes in cards – ’thinking of you’ is always a great sentiment. The other option is to deliver cards and envelopes that residents can use to mail for their own card-sending occasions. My suggestion is to phone your local assisted living community and ask which they’d prefer and how many residents/cards they would like. I’ve shared several cards and gifts I’ve made for our local nursing home HERE and HERE.
  • Churches: Many churches send cards to shut-ins or to those with health concerns. Some churches also send birthday and anniversary cards. Reach out to local churches and ask if they’d like cards and envelopes donated.
  • Civic, church and school organizations: Need a fundraiser? Package cards 3-4 in a pack with envelopes and groups can sell card packs as a fundraiser (birthday pack, thank you pack, thinking of you pack). Pricing can vary depending on the purpose and area and complexity of cards, but a good starting point is $10-12 for 3 cards. Click HERE or HERE for some quick & easy ideas to create a set of cards!
  • Thank You cards for first responders, military, veterans, teachers and civic workers: Write a note and drop a card in the mail to people who serve in your community. Everyone loves to be appreciated.
  • Card for the Troops: There isn’t often a greeting card store available for military members serving overseas. Look up an organization in your area that specializes in sending boxes of greeting cards to bases overseas for soldiers to use in sending messages back home.

Have a great day! I hope you find time to share your creativity!
Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’


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Need DSP? Stock Up & Save this month!  Select packs are 15% off during October.

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Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in October:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • FREE card kit in the mail with any purchase from Oct.1-10 (in honor of World Card Making Day)!
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! October tutorials feature the Celebration Tidings Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XXUFPNCJ
  • Free card kit –  Purchase the Celebration Tidings Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase.

Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (or as a member of my team)

  • Arrange A Wreath– Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorials 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!

Join my team and have access to my exclusive monthly tutorials and MORE!

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Stamp-n-Storage SALE and FREE Shipping!

WCMD 2019

I’m still celebrating World Card Making Day/Weekend with FREE Shipping! I am offering FREE shipping through today (Sunday) on orders of $70 (before tax & shipping) or more from my online store. Here’s how it works…Simply place your order online (remember to add the Host Code) and then I will send you a check (in a handmade card of course) for the cost of your standard shipping. An added Bonus is that this order will qualify you for my Exclusive Monthly Tutorials featuring the All-Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets (Tidings All Around and Seasonal Wreaths) as well as a card kit from me.  (All you have to do is stamp and assemble.)

What’s better than creating a handmade card? Sending it of course! That’s why Stampin’ Up! is excited to announce the first annual World Card Sending Week from Sunday, October 6 to Saturday, October 12. We’re setting a goal to send 50,000 cards that week! I would love your help in reaching our goal. I hope you will find some time to create this weekend. Then keep track of how many cards you send from Oct. 6 – 12.  On October 12th I will ask that you to leave a comment on my blog with how many cards you sent.  Let’s work together and send smiles across the world!

Stamp-n-Storage is having its Fall Sale!

If you LOVE organized space with quality products you’ll use for years to come, Stamp-n-Storage is the place to shop!

You can get 15% off storewide at Stamp-n-Storage now through October 7th! Plus orders shipped in the domestic US get Free Shipping. Just use the coupon code: FALL2019 when you check out. Orders over $50 qualify for a FREE Pop-Up Waste Basket now through Monday, October 7, 2019! Just add the Pop-Up Basket to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied during the checkout process.

I use Stamp-N-Storage for my ink pads, blends, punches, die storage, and ribbons! I absolutely love my Stamp ‘n Storage and highly recommend their products.

Click HERE to see how I organize my craft space with Stamp-n-Storage.

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PLEASE NOTE:  I receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links. However, I can’t say enough about how these quality products help me stay organized and I highly recommend them.

Have a Creative Weekend! Check back tomorrow to see the next project in my ABC Holiday 2019 Series!

Just Stampin’


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FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support! You can check out two of the projects I’ve shared so far using the All-Around Wreath Dies and stamps. (Click on the images below to see the original post.)

Stampin' Up Gathered Leaves Dies and Tidings All Around Wreath for a fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas and All-Around Wreath Dies inspirational Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you would like ideas how to use the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (shown on page 35 in the Holiday catalog), I am offering a Class Kit To Go this month with photo tutorials to complete 4 cards (using each of the patterns).

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

See the card sample below and Click HERE for all the details.

Did you miss out on the Exclusive monthly tutorials in September featuring the Gather Together Bundle? Order the bundle from my online store and I’ll send you the tutorials for FREE! Check out the card and gift box I created with this bundle. (*Click on the image to see the original post.)

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

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Coming in October…

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World Card Making Day is coming up in October. In celebration of this day, Stampin’ Up will be offering 15% off select card making essentials, plus a deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive October 1–10! Don’t miss out on this chance to stock up on card making staples to keep celebrating all year long. Click Here for the WCMD flyer.

And that’s not all! DSP banner

During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click HERE for the DSP sale flyer.

There’s still more great news…Stampin' Blends banner

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Stampin’ Up! announced the return of alcohol-based markers!! Oh how I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! One of the perks is getting sneak peeks at new products and being able to order early. Demonstrators (and anyone who signs up between October 1st – 15th) can purchase these before the are released (sometime before the end of the year). You could get the Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)  with “no strings attached” as part of your $99 starter kit.  I welcome hobby demonstrators!  Why not be your own customer and enjoy getting product at a discount? Click HERE for more information and to join my team! Questions? Email me and we can arrange a time to chat!

Don’t forget…Paper Pumpkin season of style

Click on the image above to find out about the Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits and how you can earn a FREE GIFT and $5 off your next online order! Click HERE to subscribe.

Merry Patterns Host Promo

*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete! You can also earn this stamp set if you host a qualifying party in September or October.  Click on the image above for samples and more details or email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have questions or would be interested in hosting an event.

Last chance…

Do you like making cards and 3D projects but don’t have everything you need?  Do you find you have limited time to craft and wish there was a way to make it quick & simple? Well, if you answered yes to either of these questions, I have just what you’re looking for…my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet” TO GO! I only make a certain number of these kits each month; however,  I decided I would make 5 extras kits this month to give some new followers to my blog a chance to purchase. Click HERE for more information.


I would like your input. My posts have been a bit irregular lately and as you probably noticed, I have been posting at all different times during the day. I have been adjusting to new teaching hours this year and have just been posting whenever I get the chance. Unfortunately,  many projects have gone out the door before I’ve had the chance to photograph or share on my blog.  I was wondering if you prefer reading posts first thing in the morning, later in the day, or it doesn’t matter what time you get them? I appreciate your thoughts.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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YOU COULD WIN THIS STAMP SET FOR FREE IN OCTOBER BY PLACING AN ONLINE ORDER WITH ME (using the host code)! Simple & fun two-step stamping!

Merry Patterns stamp set