Happy St. Patrick’s Day Birthday!

Do you know anyone that has a birthday today?  I think being born on St. Patrick’s Day would make you lucky!  I know I feel lucky to have met so many wonderful people through stamping.  I love how we share and inspire each other.  Today’s card went in the mail on Monday and I so hope it reached it’s destination by today. Please join me in wishing Chris R. a very Happy Birthday! Here’s her card.

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I think Emerald Envy is the perfect choice for a St. Patrick’s Day birthday.  I even love the floral Design Series Paper from the In Color DSP Stack used on the background.  However, what I love the most about this card is the different fonts and bold sentiment on the stamped image from Big on Birthdays. What a statement!  The finishing touch for this card is the simple shamrock made by coloring the hearts from the Sending Love Embellishments with the Emerald Green Marker. I attached these to the card using Glue Dots. Quick & Simple!

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Chris certainly entertains us with her stories, wit, and humor.  I feel lucky that she stops by my blog and takes the time to comment.  Please know I appreciate each and every one of you for inspiring me to continue to create and share. Here’s the details for today’s card…The card base is  4 1/4 x 11 Emerald Envy scored at 5 1/2.  The DSP layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of  3 x 4 Whisper White and adhered to a layer of 3 1/4 x 4 1/4   Emerald Envy.  This layer is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can replace the shamrock with a stamped bow from the stamp set or add a ribbon bow to use this card any month of the year. Switch out the ink and DSP and make it in any color!

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You can Click HERE to see another card I shared previously using this stamp set.

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Stamp Set: Big on Birthdays Ink: Emerald Envy  Papers: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Embellishments: Sending Love Embellishments, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

You can visit my online store to order any of the supplies needed to create today’s project. Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code: KUSZJ7ZR  

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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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.

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And here’s the fabric chicken Margie made.

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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.

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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.

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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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You can earn the Hey, Chick stamp set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st). Here’s a few more ideas and inspiration using this stamp set.

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Click HERE to shop my online store. You can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 purchase. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday party bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code:  KUSZJ7ZR 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Moroccan Pinwheel Quilt

The other day I showcased the projects we made at our monthly card club.  I had a request for the directions to make the pinwheel quilt card.  I love playing with color and patterns.  I used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper to make my pinwheel quilt card for today.

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My card is a 4 1/4″ square card.  Cut a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and score it at 4 1/4.  The pinwheel is a lot simpler than it looks. You need 2 squares of cardstock 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 and 8 squares of DSP or cardstock 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. I started with Delightful Dijon for my large squares and used two different patterns of DSP from the Morocccan Designer Series Paper. Start by overlapping the two large squares diagonally and adhere.  Apply a glue dot or adhesive of choice to one corner of a DSP square (bottom right) and place as shown below.

Using a contrasting pattern, adhere the next piece of DSP. Continue overlapping and adding squares until only one square remains.

Tuck the final square behind the first square to finish. Add an embellishment to the center. You can use a brad, button, ribbon, or cardstock to make the center. I added a button and used a few strands of the very vanilla bakers twine to tie a knot. I adhered this to the center with a glue dot.  I also added another square of cardstock 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 to make the design pop.

I adhered the pinwheel to my Emerald Envy card base and “stitched” around the design. I needed an envelope for my square card so instead of using the envelope punch board to make it, I decided to just cut 1/2″ off each side of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and use washi tape on each side to seal it.  I also added some matching DSP to the envelope flap. How quick & easy is that?!

I like that you can use this card for anything…no outside sentiment necessary! I think it makes a great note card to send to someone just to let them know you’re thinking of them. I really like how it turned out and think I might just go make a set of these to give as a gift. I have a friend who loves to quilt and I bet she would love a set of “quilted” cards.

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You can visit my online store to order any of the supplies needed to create my project. Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday party favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code:  KUSZJ7ZR 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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It’s A Sara Thing…April Paper Pumpkin

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I am so excited! You already know how much I love my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits…well, it gets even better in April!  Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass, designed the April Paper Pumpkin and Everyone gets a FREE gift from Sara inside their April Paper Pumpkin kit. Subscribe by April 10 to get yours!

I suggest you take advantage of the sale during Sale-A-Bration and purchase a 3 month prepaid subscription by March 31. You’ll earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item (with a qualifying order of $50 or more).

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SHARE THE LOVE!   Consider giving a Paper Pumpkin subscription as a gift! Think of upcoming birthdays, Mother’s Day, etc. Prepaid subscriptions are good for 2 years!

Benefits of Paper Pumpkin:

  • The all-inclusive kits arrive conveniently at your door each month.
  • Each kit contains exclusive photopolymer stamp sets.
  • Enjoy craft time you can count on without a lot of prep work or supplies.
  • Learn new techniques.
  • Create alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.

Check out this video to see a review of all the Paper Pumpkin kits from 2016!

Schools are cancelled here today and I am looking forward to staying inside and stamping! Here’s a look at what I woke up to this morning. And it’s still snowing! (My spring wreath looks a little out of place on my front door.)

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code:  KUSZJ7ZR 

 

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A Crafting Weekend

I had such a wonderful weekend! I was able to do 2 of my favorite things 2 days in a row…hang out with friends and craft.  I didn’t even have to cook! I went out to dinner on Saturday and my wonderful husband cooked dinner on Sunday while I was getting together with C3 (Creative Card Club).  Each month I meet with these talented ladies and we share ideas, techniques, and projects we’ve created and then we make each others projects.  I shared a variation of a card I posted previously with the triple bow.  I brought lots of ribbon so they could choose what they wanted to make a bow to match their card. We used 2 of the Sale-A-Bration items, Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper and the new Glimmer Paper, to make these cards. img_0261

You can click HERE to see the original post with directions how to make the card and bow. This is one of those “formula” cards you could use again and again with different sentiments and colors.  I like black & white with a pop of color!  Here’s a photo of the ladies with their finished cards.

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I love how they used their leftover scraps of glimmer paper to add a strip to their envelope. Don’t these look so bright and springlike?

Colleen shared a card using a quilt design. Here’a a picture of her with her card.

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I wish I had taken another group picture of everyone’s cards as they all looked different because we used different designer series paper.  When you start with a neutral base you can do so many color combinations!

Marissa had us heat embossing and water coloring with blender pens, ink, colored pencils and aqua painters.  Here’s her card. Perfect for any occasion!

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I totally messed up as I don’t have a photo of Margie with her card! I’ll make sure to catch her next time!

Susan and I took a road trip on Saturday to beautiful Virginia!  We enjoyed some crafting and catching up with a fellow demonstrator, Sharon Cline, and learned to make a “bendy card”.  This 3D card is not a quick & easy style card to make.  I’m not sure if I’ll ever make another one but it was definitely a fun day!

You can visit my online store to order any of the supplies needed to create my project.  Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code:  KUSZJ7ZR 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

SAB last call

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great day ahead!

Just Stampin’

 

Say I Do! with the Shoe

A coworker asked me to make a wedding card for a friend that was getting married this weekend.  I always like to make my cards coordinate with the theme/colors of the wedding.  When I asked her the colors she sent me a text of the bride’s shoe.  I fell in love with the shoes which inspired me to create today’s card.  Here’s the shoe.

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Here’s my card.

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Basic Black and Very Vanilla are classic and timeless! My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 Very Vanilla scored at 5 1/2.  I cut a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 basic black using the Detailed Floral Thinlits and the Precision Base Plate.  It’s quick and easy to get all the little pieces out with the die brush.  Here’s a short video showing how to cut the Detailed Floral Thinlits.

I attached my detailed floral piece to the card base using Fast Fuse adhesive along the wide strip across the top.  You can add Glue Dots to adhere the detailed floral piece if you want but I like to leave it free flowing.  I stamped the sentiment from Falling for You using basic black ink. I love the font and sentiments in this stamp set!

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I couldn’t resist making a bow (to match the shoe) using the Bow Builder Punch. Watch this short video to see how easy it is to make a bow using this punch and Glue Dots.

My matching envelope was made using a piece of 2 1/4 x 6  basic black and cutting it out with the smaller die from the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  I adhered it to the envelope flap using Tear & Tape along the edges of my envelope then cutting away the excess paper.

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You could make this card and envelope in any color for any occasion! It is quick & easy! If you don’t have the Bow Builder Punch you can add a ribbon bow. Stamp a sentiment and you are good to go!

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Stamp Set: Falling for You (143109)  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Basic Black, Very Vanilla  Tools & Accessories: Detailed Floral Thinlits (141482), Precision Base Plate (139684), Die Brush (140603), Bow Builder Punch (137414), Tear & Tape, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Glue Dots

Click HERE and HERE to see other projects I created using this die.

You can visit my online store to order any of the supplies needed to create today’s project.  Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code:  MDETS7YZ 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

SAB last call

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

Paper Pumpkin Party Time!

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Hip hip hooray—it’s Paper Pumpkin’s 4th birthday! Join the party and start your Paper Pumpkin subscription today!  I love getting my monthly kit surprise in the mail. February’s kit had 9 unique birthday cards but I don’t always follow the directions as intended. (Shhhh!  Don’t tell my students that!!! LOL)  Yesterday was my Stampin’ Up! anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with a Paper Pumpkin Party!  I got together with some of my Paper Pumpkin Players to stamp and put together our kits. We were having so much fun creating our cards and alternate projects that I didn’t take many pictures. Here’s a few starting with our Paper Pumpkin birthday cake.

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I love Paula’s gift box made using 2 cards from the kit.  Sweet Claire made a card and candy bar slider for her friend who had to have surgery.

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There’s always so many alternate ideas and inspiration on Pinterest and the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page.  We made many cards, gift boxes, tags, candy sliders, etc.  Here’s a picture of some of the sample projects. I always try to use every last scrap from the kit (even the tissue paper! LOL).

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I’m sending out party bags to all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers this month!  Would you like to receive one?  It’s easy to get in on the fun and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration at the same time.  If you are a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber or want to start your subscription today, I suggest purchasing a 3 month prepaid subscription.  It’s simple and easy to do and not only will you save $4 on your “Happy Mail” you’ll also receive a  FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  This is the last month to take advantage of Sale-A- Bration! The 3 month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions are on sale through March 31st but you need to order by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. So if you want the March kit, order today!  After today, your first kit would be shipped in April (Trust me when I say you are going to want the April kit!!!  More on that later!).

I love a sale, love FREE stuff, and LOVE my Paper Pumpkin kits! You can take advantage of all 3 right now!  Paper Pumpkin kits make great gifts too so you might want to purchase a subscription for someone else and you can even save it until that special occasion because your prepaid subscriptions are good for 2 years! Or purchase a subscription for yourself and you have a gift all ready to wrap and give (though it might be hard to part with once you see it).

Click HERE to order your subscription today! You need to order from my online store to qualify for Sale-A-Bration.  You will receive an email (almost immediately) from Stampin’ Up! with the coupon code to start or continue your subscription from Paper Pumpkin.  Easy step by step directions will be in the email (including a link to print out a gift certificate if you choose to give it to someone else).  Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me.

March Hostess Code:  MDETS7YZ 

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

SAB last call

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email at j.stark@myactv.net if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information and Join the Fun!