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Pals Blog Hop June 2019

Welcome to the Pals’ June  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This month I’ve been sharing cards for each letter of the alphabet in my ABC Card Series. (Make sure you follow my blog so you don’t miss out on cards for every occasion from A to Z!) Today I have a quick & easy card for a friend using the Free As A Bird stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I couldn’t decide between birds or butterflies for our “Anything with Wings” theme.  This simple card design would work with either. I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from Free As A Bird so this one stamp set did it all!

Here’s all the details if you would like to make this card:

  • Card Base: Seaside Spray Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • DSP Layer:  2″ x 4 1/4″.  Adhere to the center of the card base.
  • Cardstock Layer: Daffodil Delight 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Stamped Layer: Whisper White Cardstock 2-1/2″ x 4″. Stamp the image and using Memento Black Ink.  Color with Stampin’ Blends: Daffolidl Delight Combo, Old Olive Combo, and Crumb Cake Combo. Stamp sentiment in Seaside Spray ink. Adhere to Daffoldil Delight Cardstock.
  • Wrap a piece of Seaside Spray Scalloped Ribbon around the stamped layer and adhere on back.  Tie a simple knot in front. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish the envelope with a 1/4″ strip of Seaside Spray cardstock and a 2 x 6 piece of DSP.  Trim around the flap with Paper Snips.

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The best part about this card is you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to send this to someone.  Make someone smile today!

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

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Have Fabulous Day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Impossible Fun Fold Card Tutorial

Yesterday I shared a fun fold card called the “Impossible Card Fold”.  I’m here to show you it’s anything but impossible! It’s super simple and fun to make. Here’s another look at my card.

Stampin Up Free As a Bird Fun Fold All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details how to make it…

  1. 1.Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card stock.
  2. With the 4 1/4″ side at the top of the score board, score at 2 1/8.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Impossible fun fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

2. With the 5 1/2″ side at the top, score at 2 3/4″ just to the score line across the middle.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Impossible fun fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

3.  Flip so the other 5 1/2″ side is at the top and score at 1″ and 4 1/2″ just to the middle score line.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Impossible fun fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

4. Cut along the score lines on the 5 1/2″ side from the top to the middle score line and from the bottom to the middle score line. (*Don’t cut the middle score line.)

Stampin Up Impossible fun fold card design - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

5. Now comes the fun part! Hold one side (I held the left side) and flip the other side back and then fold the center piece forward. It’s that simple!!!!!

To decorate, I cut 2 pieces of DSP 2 x 2 5/8 and 2 pieces 7/8 x 2. The stamped banner piece measures 3/4 x 4 1/4 and the layer measures 7/8 x 4 1/4. I put both banner pieces together and slid them in the top of the Everyday Label Punch. *Make sure it’s centered before punching. Offset the top layer before adhering.  Stamp sentiment and punch a hole with the 1/8 ” Handheld Circle Punch. (A shout out to Linda Heller for this cool punch trick!!!)

Take a 6″ piece of ribbon and fold in half.  Thread through the hole then slip the ends through the loop. Adhere across the front of the card.  Trim ends of the ribbon. 

Stampin Up Free As a Bird Impossible Fun Fold All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I fussy cut the flower from a scrap of DSP and adhered with a glue dot. I stamped the birds on Whisper White with Soft Suede ink and let dry before coloring with my Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered to the card. This card folds flat and fits in Stampin’ Up!’s standard medium envelopes. I decorated the envelope flap with the same beautiful Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Free As a Bird Impossible Fun Fold All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you will give this fun fold a try now that you see it’s NOT “Impossible” at all!!!!

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I will be offering my Just Stampin’ Product Share Buffet for all the new Suites, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, etc. as well as the new In Color products just like I have in the past. Check back this weekend for the full menu!

I was able to preorder the new In Colors and for the first time I am offering a limited number of In Color shares I can ship out immediately.

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  • 10 yards of ribbon – 2 yards each of 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in the 5 In Colors
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Stampin Up 2019-2021 In Color sampler - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Happiness Blooms for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  When my daughter was little she loved playing with her baby dolls! On Mother’s Day one year she let us know she was a mother too because she took care of her babies. That memory always brings a smile to my face!  I made two cards to share with you today.  One for my mom and one for my daughter. Both use the same layout and can be used for Mother’s Day or any occasion by simply changing the sentiment.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Mother's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper on both of these cards.  This paper is so bright and cheery it just makes me smile! There are many more color combinations you could mix and match with these fun designs. Here’s a look at the different patterns.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP to cover the front of a Whisper White card.

Stampin Up Mother's Day card idea using Just Because and Bloom By Bloom stamp sets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I layered a 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP with a piece of 2 x 4 1/4 coordinating cardstock. Then I wrapped my ribbon around before adhering to the card.  The Mother’s Day sentiment is from the Just Because stamp set and the flower is from the Bloom By Bloom stamp set which is part of the Happiness Blooms Suite in the Occasions Catalog. I cut out the stamped piece and  coordinating cardstock using the Layering Ovals Framelits and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The bow is attached with a glue dot. This card is so quick & easy to make I just had to make another!

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and Eastern Beauty Stamp Set makes a quick & easy all occasion card - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you wondering where I got the pattern in the middle? I made it by stamping the little dots on Whisper White cardstock. You can make your own patterned paper in any color! For this card I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set to stamp my sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I punched the little flower out from the DSP using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. I added a Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot in the center.  The flowers at the bottom are fussy cut and adhered with glue dots. You can find a list of all the products I used below.

Of course I had to make my envelopes coordinate. It’s quick & easy to do with a 1/4 inch strip of coordinating cardstock and a 2 x 6 piece of DSP.  Simply adhere to the envelope flap and trim away the excess.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms and Eastern Beauty All Occasion Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Mother's Day card idea using Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper with Just Because and Bloom By Bloom stamp sets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which pattern is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you!

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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

April Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

Have a wonderful Day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Mother's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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$5.25

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OnStage Card Swap…Day 1

One of the things I love about attending Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage events is getting together with my stamping friends and swapping cards.  Here are some of the cards I received. *Each of these cards are made with items that are retiring.  If you see something you like, order now before it’s too late!

Stampin Up Layering Love clean & simple card idea - for ideas and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Susan Itell

Susan used the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper and Layering Love Stamp set.  I love the large sentiments in this stamp set.  It will be retiring in May so grab it now while you still can! You can check out the other sentiments in this set in the product list below.

Stampin Up Garden in Bloom and Butterfly Thinlits Die birthday card idea - For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Nancy Farell

Nancy used Butterflies Thinlits and Garden in Bloom Stamp Set to create this fun card.  The thinlits, stamp set, and Fluttering Embossing Folder used on the envelope are retiring.  Get them before they “fly” away! Here’s a peek at the inside of this card.

Stampin Up Garden in Bloom and Butterfly Thinlits Die birthday card idea - For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Nancy Farrell

I love the way Nancy cut out the circle on the front of the card and had the butterfly wings peeking through! So creative!

Stampin Up Bold Butterfly Framelits and Watercolor Wings Stamp Set friend card idea - For inspiration, ordering, and more, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Karen Hallam

Karen used the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set and Bold Butterfly Framelits Die to create this beautiful card.  This butterfly stamp set and Framelits are also retiring! I love all the layers and texture on this card!

Stampin Up Flower Shop Thank You card idea - For ideas, ordering, and more, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Mary Anne Schnettgoecke

This thank you card created by Mary Anne is sure to brighten anyone’s day!  I absolutely love the Flower Shop Stamp Set and matching Pansy Punch and I may shed a few tears over these retiring. I have used them for all different occasions! I love the way Mary Anne heated embossed the flowers with white embossing powder then watercolored such bright and cheery colors. She used my favorite paper too, Shimmery White. Thank goodness the paper is sticking around!!!

Stampin Up Country Livin' Masculine Birthday card idea - for inspiration, ordering, and more visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Anne-Marie Schofer

Anne-Marie made matching red tags for all the PALS attending the event.  She is just the sweetest and is from my home state of Massachusetts! She used the Country Livin’, Guy Greetings, and Hardwood Stamp sets to create this masculine birthday card using the masking technique. For some reason I want to sing “These boots were made for walking..” The Guy Greetings stamp set used on this card is retiring but Hardwood and Country Livin’ will be in the new annual catalog.

I hope this showcase of cards has inspired you today!  Check back tomorrow to see more beautiful cards I received.  Be sure to check out the retiring items below so you don’t have any regrets later! Don’t forget, you will receive my swap card (click HERE to view) with your online order in April! Click HERE to shop.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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E is for Embossing Folders

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today is all about Embossing Folders.  Embossing adds so much texture to your projects and they are a great bang for your buck! Previously, I shared a card I made with the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (which is included in the Blossoming Basket Bundle) featured in the new Sale-A-Bration release. If you missed the post, click HERE.

There are 3 new embossing folders featured in the Occasions catalog: Petal Pair, Simple Stripes, and Scattered Sequins.

EF Petal Pair

Today I’m showcasing my favorite, Petal Pair. I love that you get 2 beautiful folders in this set! I made 3 cards to share with you using the floral design. There are so many ways you can use this embossing folder to get different looks.  It is perfect on it’s own or you can use different techniques to add color.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Card #1

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is clean & simple and shows how gorgeous this floral design is all on its own. I embossed “celebrate” from the Celebrations Duo found in the annual catalog.  (I could have used the Celebrate You Thinlits Die from the Sale-A-Bration catalog but I wanted to keep it all about embossing today.) *It is important to emboss celebrate first then the floral folder otherwise you would crush some of the flowers along the top with the embossing folder. (I bet you can guess how I learned that one!)  I thought the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set was the perfect saying for this card and I love the way it curves with the embossed flowers.  This shows how quick & easy it is to achieve a clean & simple card to celebrate any occasion! I chose Pool Party and Night of Navy for my colors and added a bow with the Crinkled Seam Binding. The embossed layer measures 3 3/4 x 5 and the next layer is just 1/8 larger.

Card #2

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using sponging technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For this card I decided to add color to the embossed flowers using my sponge daubers and ink. I love how this is a completely different look even though the layout is the same! This was quick & easy to do and I love the soft Spring look.  It would  be a great card to give with a pot (or bouquet) of flowers to someone for any occasion. I have several friends and family members with March birthdays and this would be perfect for them.

Card #3

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using Stampin Blends coloring technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends for this last one.  (I should have started this post with “Welcome to Day 4 of my coloring therapy!” LOL ) I have to confess that this card did not work out the way I had envisioned but, I am pleased with the final result.  (Sometimes it’s just trial and error!) I opened the embossing folder and inked the back (the side without the Sizzix label) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and put my paper on top.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot. The result was a big mess with ink where it shouldn’t be!

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Plan B to the rescue!  I redid the embossing then colored the flowers on the messy one with my Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut around the flowers with my paper snips.

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I love how the colors pop with the black outline.  I colored this a little different than I usually do with my Blends.  I only used one color instead of both the light and dark shades.  Then I went back with the Color Lifter to get the different shades.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea with coloring technique using Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I embossed the back flap on the envelope to tie in with the card. There is still so much more you can do with embossing folders!  Here’s another look at all 3 cards.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know if you have a favorite.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store. Click on the images below or Click HERE to shop. 

Here’s another project I shared previously where I embossed the new Mini Silver Gable Box using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. *You can click on the image to see the original post.

Mini Gable Box embossed with Petal Pair embossing folder and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits treat box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to see more ideas using embossing folders.

Click HERE to see all the different embossing folders available in my online store.

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Enjoy your Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Product List

Night Of Navy 5/8

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Glue Dots

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Big Shot

$110.00

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