New Paper Pumpkin Video…May 2017

My Paper Pumpkin arrived yesterday and all I can say is Oh My Gosh!!!  So stinkin’ cute!!!! I can see so many uses for this kit! The stamp set is adorable! I can’t wait to start creating!  Check out this video from Stampin’ Up!

I love my monthly Paper Pumpkin and think it is so worth the $20 subscription each month for all you get.  I continue to use the stamp sets and ink spots long after I have completed my kits. If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, Stampin’ Up! has a great offer for your first 3 months.  Come give it a try! You can check out the details below.

SAVE!!! Get 25% off your first 3 months of Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin Creativity promo

Stampin’ Up! has a new promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers…You can SAVE 25% on your first three months!  Paper Pumpkin is great for all ages and all levels of stampers from beginners to advanced. (My subscribers range in age from 9 – 90!)

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Feel free to contact me if you want or need more information (j.stark@myactv.net).

I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun fold for my ABC’s with Fun Folds series!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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G is for Gate Fold Cards

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I am showcasing the Gate fold.  I think this is one of the easiest fun fold cards to make. I made a variety of cards for you today using the new 2017-2019 In Colors.

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I love how this fun fold showcases the designer series paper.  I mixed and matched the patterns in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to make a set of cards to give as  a gift. I also wanted to show several different ways to use ribbon on your cards.  I love how the Stampin’ Up! ribbon matches the cardstock and ink colors. I think ribbon adds a nice element of texture to a card.  This new 1/2″ In Color Ribbon is finely woven and very easy to manipulate. I will be offering a ribbon share for the In Color ribbons as well as some of the other ribbon in the new catalog.  You can pick and choose which ribbon shares you want…there are so many choices for ribbon (which thrills me)!!

I have lots of photos for you today so let’s get to the details to make this card. Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock.  Score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 (or just flip and score at 2 1/8 on each side if that is easier.)

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I cut two 2 x 5 3/8″ strips of DSP for the front of my card and mixed up the patterns.  I stamped the floral image from Floral Phrases Stamp Set 3 times for each color…once on the envelope flap, once on a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White (for the inside), and once on a piece of Whisper White to cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I also cut a scallop layering oval in each color cardstock. I attached the oval pieces together.  I adhered the DSP strips to the card bases then had some fun choosing different sentiments and playing with different ways to add ribbon. *Make sure when you adhere the ovals you only put adhesive on the left side so the card will open from the center.

Here’s a look at each of the cards…

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I made a birthday card in Lemon Lime Twist and added a banner in whisper white to showcase the Lemon Lime Ribbon.  I love how these gate fold cards open.

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I used the Happy Happenings (retiring) and Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1st) stamp sets for my sentiments on this card.

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My next card is for a baby in the new Powder Pink. I made a simple bow with the ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

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I thought the peek-a-boo sentiment from Suite Sayings (retiring) was perfect for this gate fold design.

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I made a sympathy card in Fresh Fig and wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front.  I attached the  oval to the ribbon so you can slide it on and off like a belly band.

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The sympathy stamp on the front of my card is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This is one of those MUST HAVE stamp sets.  There are so many sentiments for every occasion!  It is one of the first stamp sets I purchased and I have used it over and over again.

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The inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases…another versatile stamp set with sentiments for several occasions (sympathy, wedding, thank you, congratulations, hello, love, just a note, etc.)

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I used Berry Burst to make a wedding card.  I think the gate fold design would be great  for wedding invitations as well as cards to congratulate the new couple.  The teeny tiny Mr. & Mrs. stamp is from one of my favorite bundles that is retiring, That’s the Tag.

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I like the fun ribbon tie on this one!  I simply wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied it with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  I adhered the oval to the ribbon using Fast Fuse so it can slide on and off like a belly band. The inside sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set (which I also used to stamp the flower on each card).

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I decided to switch the opening on the Tranquil Tide card for a fun twist.

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I attached ribbon under the oval with a glue dot and made a bow tied with Bakers’s Twine for the front.  I love how you can open the card with the ribbon.

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I use this thank you sentiment from Floral Phrases all the time!  It works on the front of a card as well as the inside.

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Tranquil Tide in my favorite of the new In Colors. (Though Fresh Fig is a close second!) Do you have a favorite new In Color?

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Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases plus various others for sentiments (see cards above) Ink: 2017-2019 In Colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide  Papers: 2017-2019 In Colors, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack (available June 1st), Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in 2017 – 2019 In Colors (available June 1st), Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I hope today’s cards inspire you to try something different with ribbon, DSP, and/or sentiments. I love that we have the power to make someone smile with such a simple gesture.  I hope you will make a card to send to someone today.

If you need more inspiration, Click HERE to see another Gate fold card that my sister made using the beautiful Eastern Palace Suite.  Reminder… the Eastern Palace Bundle is only available through May 31st. The stamp set and dies will be available in the new catalog; however, the special bundles with FREE product will no longer be available. This is a gorgeous set which you will use again and again and the dies are so versatile! *Bonus…get your hands on 3 of the new In Colors with the purchase of this suite!

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Eastern Palace preorder

Click HERE to view and print the flyer.

  • The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
  • The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (8.5 x 11).
  • BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

I hope you have a Great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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F is for Fun Fold Flap Card

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s card is a Fun Fold Flap which I made into a gift card holder.

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I love ice cream!!! One of my favorite places to go for ice cream is Sweet Frog.  Oh Yum!!! The frog from the Love You Lots Stamp Set was perfect for this card.  This hostess stamp set will be retiring at the end of this month.  I adore all the critters in this set!

Love You Lot Host Stamp Set

I stamped the frog in Basic Black on Shimmery White then colored it with my Aqua Painter and Wild Wasabi ink.  I punched it out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. I also punched a 2″ Circle from Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered the two together.

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My Wild Wasabi cardstock measures 4 1/4 x 9.  I scored it at 1 3/4 and 6.  I cut a 2 3/4 x 4 piece of Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the front of my card. Then I centered the 2 inch Circle Punch over the score line on the inside of my card and punched.

I adhered a piece a piece of 4 x 4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside of my card. (It will cover part of the punched out circle.) I attached my layered circle on top making sure I could easily open and close the flap.  I used Tear & Tape to seal the flap on the bottom to make a pocket for the gift card. Then I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of the confetti DSP and adhered it to the pocket.  I stamped the sentiments from the Cool Treats Stamp Set in Wild Wasabi ink. The small heart is punched from Melon Mambo cardstock.

I wrapped a piece of the NEW 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (available June 1st) around the card and tied a bow.  You can easily slide it to open the card.  I love how you can see the adorable little frog when the card is opened and closed.

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Stamp Sets: Love You Lots (retiring hostess set), Cool Treats  Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black  Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retiring)  Tools & Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Heart Punch, Aqua Painter, Min Chevron Ribbon, Tear & Tape Adhesive

I know several people who would love to receive this “Sweet Gift”.  We had an exchange student from Germany stay with us and she loved Sweet Frog as much as the rest of my family.

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So many choices!!

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What’s your favorite ice cream topping?

Have a Fantastic Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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E is for Elliptical Easel Fun Fold

It’s Ariane again, this time to showcase my mom’s Mother’s Day card. As she is in the middle of her fun fold series, I tried to follow suit and created this elliptical easel card.

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The nice part about this card is you can use any sentiment.

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The first thing to do is to prepare the base. I used a pool party card base and placed the scalloped oval framelit over it with a tiny bit at the top overhanging. You want the top to be connected.

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Then you want to cut out another scalloped oval which will become the card front. You also want to score the top of the card so it can fold. Make sure when you score you flip the card inside out so the card folds like a mountain and not a valley.

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To do the card top, I cut out a whisper white oval using the largest oval framelit and layered it on top. I used a stamp from Paper Pumpkin for the sentiment. To do the cascading flowers I used several punches to punch an assortment of flowers in So Saffron and Pink Pirouette.  I popped up a few using dimensionals. For the finishing touch, I added three pearls, which I forgot to picture, whoops (they can be seen in the first picture).

All that is left is to assemble all the pieces. First, you want to add another whisper white oval to the inside of the card. I left it blank so I could write a message. You could stamp a message as well. Then you want to adhere the card front and the card base together. To do this only place glue below the crease on the top of the card base. Then try to line up the scallops and place the card base on top. The final step is to create something to prop up the card front. I used a leftover flower, attached it to a dimensional and then placed it inside the card. That’s it!

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The best part about this card is it is so easy to modify. A few years ago, for Valentine’s Day, I used this technique with the heart framelits to make my parents Valentine’s cards. My mom has it on display in her craft room

If you want to see more and get directions to make a traditional easel card, Click HERE to see one my mom made for our Christmas card.

Hope you have a day full of stamping.

Ariane Stark

 

D is for Dutch Door Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s card is a Dutch Door Design. It is so much fun to make and uses very little supplies.

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To make this fun fold start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and score it at 4 1/4.  Don’t fold along the score line just yet as you will want to cut first.  Lay your paper in the paper trimmer at the halfway mark, 2 3/4″.  Cut from the end in to the score line then rotate the paper and cut up to the cut line. You are removing the top portion of your card front.

I used the piece I removed to cut out the Star Blast Edgelits Die (retiring).  I stamped a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock using the Birthday Blast Stamp Set (retiring) and Flirty Flamingo ink. I attached this to the inside of my card.  Next I adhered the star blast die cut to the front of my card making sure to line it up over my stamped stars. I cut a piece of 2 1/2 x 4 Flirty Flamingo DSP from the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) and adhered that to my card front on top of the die.  I stamped my banner on a piece of 1 1/4 x 4 whisper white then punched the end with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The only thing left to do was decorate the envelope to match.

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Stamp Set: Birthday Blast(142866)  Ink: Flirty Flamingo  Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Star Blast Edgelits Dies (142763), Triple Banner Punch (138292), Stampin’ Dimensionals

You could easily use this card for graduation, anniversary, retirement, good grades, etc. in addition to birthday like I did.  I love this stamp set and dies and am sad to see it retiring next month.  It is  fun and versatile.  You could cut out the Large Number dies to put on the front to use for a graduation card. The Stamp Set and Dies are still available.  The dies are only available while supplies last. Click HERE and HERE to see more fun projects I did with this stamp set and die. *The die is on sale for 30% off.  Reg. $20/Sale $14.

Have a Delightful Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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SAVE!!! Get 25% off your first 3 months of Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin Creativity promo

Stampin’ Up! has a new promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers…You can SAVE 25% on your first three months! What a great Mother’s Day gift for yourself or your mom.  Better yet, start a subscription for both of you and enjoy doing it together!!  It’s one of those gifts that’s great for all ages. (My subscribers range in age from 9 – 90!) Here’s the details…

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

 

C is for Criss Cross Card

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s fun fold is a criss cross card.  There are several ways you can do this card and I will share another option with you.

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I absolutely love the new Delightful Daisy Suite! Stampin’ Up! does the best job coordinating stamp sets with punches (or dies), DSP, ribbon, and embellishments. The Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper has gorgeous prints with a subtle ombre look. While I can’t share images from the new catalog just yet, I can share with you a picture I took of the display board from OnStage.

I love these flower prints and I love that the DSP is double sided so even if you aren’t crazy about one print you can use the other side. And it’s so nice that every paper pack has the coordinating cardstock colors labeled so it takes the guess work away and you can get right to creating.  I chose Night of Navy to go with the DSP I used today.  I found the directions to make the criss cross card fun fold design several years ago from Splitcoast Stampers. Here’s the detail how I made today’s card…

I started with a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Night of Navy cardstock and cut it in half so I would have 2 pieces measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  I scored each piece at 5 1/2.  Then I took one piece and cut it diagonally from the score line to the bottom left. Then I cut the other piece from the score line to the bottom right.

Glue both pieces together making sure the diagonally sections are on the bottom.

Next I cut a piece of 4 x 5 1/4″ DSP in half diagonally. (*Tip: It is best to put your cutting blade in the center and cut up and down rather than try to cut from the points.) Flip one piece over and adhere both to the card base. (*The photo below is showing the back view of the card so you can see both pieces.)

Now comes the point where you have options.  You can choose to make this a pocket style card by adding Tear &Tape along the bottom middle section and adhere the top flap closed or you can make a belly band to slide off and open the card.  The choice is up to you.

Either way you need to stamp the inside piece.  I used the new gorgeous 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon to make a belly band. This ribbon is so soft and easy to tie.  The chevron pattern is very subtle. My Whisper White cardstock measures 4 x 5 1/4.  I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set (available June 1st) in Night of Navy Ink. (Make sure you stamp or write below the criss cross opening on the front. See the photo above.  I only wanted “Thank You” to show in the opening.)   I stamped off the daisy stamp then stamped it twice (overlapping the petals) to create a fuller flower. I stamped the center of the daisy in Daffodil Delight Ink. I wanted to get a subtle washed look like the DSP so I took my blender pen while the ink was still a little wet and blended the ink out from the center.

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You still have room to write a little message below or if you choose to make it a pocket style card you can write a message on the back of this piece.  I love to stamp my envelopes to match. It really ties it all together and adds that extra special touch.

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Stamp Set: Daisy Delight (143669)  Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137)  Accessories: Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon (144197), Blender Pen

Click HERE to download and print your Wish List for the new catalog.  You will want to put the Daisy Delight Bundle (#145361  $31.50) on your list and SAVE 10%! It includes the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch.  You will probably want to put the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (#144137  $11.00) on there too! **Mark your calendars!!! If you order the Delightful Daisy Bundle from me in June I will send you the card kit to make this fun fold card. Your kit will include the cardstock and DSP (precut for you) along with the ribbon and an envelope. You will just need to stamp and adhere!

Have a Creative day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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SAVE!!! Get 25% off your first 3 months of Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin Creativity promo

Stampin’ Up! has a new promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers…You can SAVE 25% on your first three months! What a great Mother’s Day gift for yourself or your mom.  Better yet, start a subscription for both of you and enjoy doing it together!!  It’s one of those gifts that’s great for all ages. (My subscribers range in age from 9 – 90!) Here’s the details…

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

 

B is for Bridge Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today I am sharing a new fold (new to me at least) called the bridge fold.  Linda Heller shared this fold created by Debbi Muche.  This is a fun card that can stand up on a desk. My version uses the High Tide Stamp Set (which I absolutely love).

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I had a request to make a card for someone that is going through chemo. I think the sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for encouragement and support!

High Tide Stamp Set

The bridge fold is quick & easy to make (just the way I like it)!  Start with a piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/4 x 8.  Score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.

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Fold and crease the score lines so you have the shorter ends in the front and the larger panel set back.  I chose By the Shore Designer Series Paper to use on my panels but you could easily use the stamps in the set to create your own watery background. I cut 2 pieces of DSP at 1 x 4 and 1 at 2 3/4 x 4.  I wanted my panels to look like one continuous flow so I started with a 6 x 4 piece and cut them in order to line up across the panel.

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I stamped the center panel using Basic Black and Dapper Denim ink. I cut a 1 x 5 1/2 strip of Crumb Cake and stamped it using Sahara Sand ink. I fussy cut along the top part of the strip. I used Fast Fuse just on the ends and adhered this strip to the panel.  The lighthouse is two step stamping.  This is a photopolymer stamp set which makes it easy to see and do. First I stamped the outline in Real Red ink on Shimmery White cardstock.  Then I stamped the details in Basic Gray ink and fussy cut it out.  I used foam adhesive strips just along the bottom and side to pop up the lighthouse. I love how it turned out! It even folds flat to fit in the envelope to mail!

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Linda Heller’s version used the new Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (available June 1st).  I CASEd her design (with a few changes) to make this birthday card for my friend, Caroline.

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These are so much fun to make and the possibilities are endless.  My mind is racing with more card ideas I want to make using this fold! If you decide to give this fold a try I would love to see what you create.  Email me a photo (j.stark@myactv.net).

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Stamp Set: High Tide (143006)  Inks: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Real Red  Paper: Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, By the Shore Designer Series Paper (141640)  Tools & Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Foam Adhesive Strips

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used on my card today click HERE to shop my online store. *By the Shore Designer Series Paper is retiring.  It is still available but only while supplies last. I love the prints in this pack!

By The Shore paper

I hope you will check back tomorrow to see what fold I have for the letter C.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!).  Click HERE to shop. Please use the current host code below.

 May Host Code:  K64KSNRE

 SAVE 25% off your first 3 months of Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin Creativity promo

Stampin’ Up! has a new promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers…You can SAVE 25% on your first three months! What a great Mother’s Day gift for yourself or your mom.  Better yet, start a subscription for both of you and enjoy doing it together!!  It’s one of those gifts that’s great for all ages. (My subscribers range in age from 9 – 90!) Here’s the details…

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.