More Birthday Fun!

I absolutely LOVED reading the comments the other day with stories of your birthday memories. Thank you so much for sharing!!!  It just reaffirms my feelings on “gifts”…it’s not what you get, it’s who you spend your time with! My husband and I like to give our children a “birthday experience” each year.  Fads come and go but memories last a lifetime! And when you give an experience, everyone enjoys the gift! Many family vacations have been someone’s “gift”.

Speaking of gifts…Sharing handmade kindness is a gift from the heart! When someone takes the time to write a note inside a card and/or make a card, it is a “gift” in and of itself! I treasure the handwritten notes and cards from my kids over the years as well as those I’ve received from friends and family. I bet you do too!

The other day I shared some of the beautiful birthday cards I received.  You can see that post HERE.  Yesterday my blog was “hacked” by my daughter.  If you missed her post and the card she made for me, click HERE. Today I have a few more cards to share with you from some of my very talented stamping friends…

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Nancy heat embossed this card and even punched the envelope flap. I love the extra protective piece she added to protect the card.  How clever!

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Chris R.’s card is striking in black and pink with washi tape!

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Chris did something I have never done before and I love it!  She stamped the inside on DSP.  I love her envelope too!

Ramsey added sparkle inside and out!

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Ramsey knows I love adventures! It just so happens I am going on one today with my friend and upline, Susan Itell. We are taking a road trip and will be joining our friend, Roseanne, for an afternoon crafting adventure somewhere in Delaware.

It’s time to announce the winner of the birthday blog candy…Linda Schilling!

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How funny that she was # 13…here’s her comment:

 

  • Sounds like you did have a happy birthday I “held my breath” all day when I turned 13 on Friday the thirteenth – but nothing bad happened. Best birthdays are shared with family doing nothing really special except being together. Having grandkids makes it even sweeter

 

Linda, it looks like #13 is pretty lucky! Please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send my birthday party favors to you.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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B is for Balloon Adventures Bundle

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I’m showcasing the Balloon Adventures Bundle which includes the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. Check out this video as Brandi, from the Stampin’ Up! home office, shares so many awesome ideas and different ways to use the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.

I can’t wait to make that shaker card! I love how these dies can cut, score, and emboss at the same time! And they coordinate with the Balloon Adventures Stamp set!  What’s really great is you can purchase the set as a bundle and save 10%. The Bundle price is $53 which means you would qualify for a FREE Sale-A- Bration item with your purchase.  Woo Hoo!

Here’s a card I made for my sister’s birthday back in December.  I love the pocket on the inside to hold a gift card. You can click HERE to see the original post with all the details to make it.

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Balloon Adventures Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!
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Gift card pocket on the inside of this fun fold card.

Here are some more ideas using the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. The first one I made during our Make & Takes at the On Stage convention I attended in Atlanta.

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Check out the Balloon Adventures Bundle in the 2017 Occasions Catalog

I love how you can make cards, tags, etc. with the stamps and dies in this bundle! And they coordinate with the Balloon Bouquet Punch in the annual catalog.

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It’s getting cold out which means it’s time to “Bundle Up”! Click HERE to shop my online store and be sure to check out the Balloon Adventures Bundle. Don’t forget, you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with any $50 purchase. (You can scroll down to see all the Free Sale-A-Bration gifts!) In addition, I always send a thank you gift when you purchase from me. Usually I send my gifts out at the end of the month; however, during my ABC series I am offering a different gift each day when you enter the Hostess Code EPGDT3KF online.  Today I will send you the card kit to make the fun fold gift card holder card I made for my sister (pictured above). Here’s a picture of your card kit (below) with everything precut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.(*I stamped the balloons on the original card but am including die cut balloons so you can choose to do it either way.)

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Have a wonderful day and Bundle Up!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Avant Garden Stamp Set   Item #143272

 

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Designer Tee Stamp Set   Item #143359

 

Pretty Pocket Card Kit   Item #143832

 

 

Happy Birthday Linda!

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Balloon Adventures Stamp Set, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Today is my sister’s birthday. She would want me to mention she’s my “younger” sister. 🙂 (I have 4 sisters and 1 brother.)  Linda is always on the go! She likes to be busy and is always planning her next project or vacation.  I thought this sentiment from Balloon Adventures (available Jan. 4th) was just perfect for her! She is moving in to a new home next week so I didn’t want to send her something else to pack up and move.  I made a pocket card to hold a gift card.  (You could also put a check or money in the pocket.)

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Happy Birthday pocket card for gift card, cash, or check

The Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper, and ribbon are from the Party Animal Suite in the new Occasions catalog. If you are not currently working with a demonstrator and would like a copy of this catalog I would be happy to send you one.  Email me and I will get one in the mail to you along with the new Sale-A -Bration catalog.

I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits on this card.  I used the largest square framelit and made a rectangle. I did this technique before using the Hearth & Home Framelits to made a double window.  You can see that post and directions HERE.

To make today’s card I started with a piece of 4 1/4 x 10 1/4″ Whisper White thick cardstock.  I scored it at 2 and 4 3/4″ and folded along the score lines.  I added sticky strip and folded the end over to make a pocket. It is a standard size card and will fit in the Stampin Up! medium envelopes.

I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (available Jan. 4th) on this card.

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The piece on the front measures 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 and the inside piece measures 4 1/4 x a smidge less than 5 1/2. (So it can fold over easily.)  Next I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Whisper White using Pacific Point ink.  I used the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut my rectangle. To do this you have to make sure the cutting plate does not cover all the way to the end of the die. I added some photos below so you can see how I cut the die with the Big Shot.  I placed the cutting pad just short from covering the die on the left hand side the first time I ran the die through the Big Shot. It cut the die only where I placed the cutting pad on top.  Then I lined the die up and placed the cutting pad on top making sure not to cover all the way on the right this time.

I love the look of the Stitched Shapes Framelits!  I framed it with a layer of Crushed Curry cardstock measuring 2 7/8 x 4″. Before I attached this to my card base I stamped and adhered my inside sentiment on a piece of whisper white measuring the same as the Crushed Curry, 2 7/8 x 4″.  I stamped and punched some balloons and adhered them on the inside pocket.  Next I adhered the layer on the front of the card.  It is much easier to place it correctly to cover the inside sentiment.  Just add adhesive to the left side making sure you don’t glue it to the inside of the card.

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Pocket card for gift card, check, or cash.

For a final touch I made a bow with Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot then decorated my envelope to coordinate. I like the fun bright colors!

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Stampin’ Up! Party Animal Suite

If you like this project and want to order the supplies needed to make it yourself, please feel free to contact me.  Also, you can visit my online store to order supplies 24/7.

Stamp Sets: Balloon Adventures, Stylized Birthday  Inks: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry  Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Party Animal Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Emerald Envy 1/8″ Silk Taffeta Ribbon

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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