Let’s Celebrate

I had an amazing fun filled weekend at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Richmond, Virginia! I will be sharing sneak peeks with you just as soon as I can. (Check back this afternoon for a sneak peek at this month’s Paper Pumpkin!)


What I can share with you is the card I made for the card swap. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators love to share cards and projects to inspire you and each other.  Here are the cards I made.

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I love to make fun fold cards!  This one is a free standing triple panel card and not only is it really quite easy to make, it’s also useful for many different occasions…birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, new baby, or any event you want to celebrate.  I made 50 of these (the day before I left). When I make multiple cards I do it assembly line style. I cut everything, then score, emboss, stamp, and finally assemble. Most of the time I use the Stampin’ Trimmer to score my cards. However, for this project I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and quickly scored 26 pieces of cardstock.

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My cardstock measures 8 1/4 x 11.  With the 8 1/4″ length across the top, I scored it at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 6, and 7.  ThenI  cut it in half to make 2 pieces measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/4.  I folded the sides back and forth along the score lines to create the panels then I embossed the ends using the Confetti Embossing Folder. I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (and the Precision Base Plate) to cut the center panel from a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of whisper white. I stamped the sentiment and banner from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set using Night of Navy ink. (The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to see exactly where you are stamping.) I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch the balloons from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack as well as Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I attached the balloons using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered the center piece to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used a glue dot to attach the bow.  (I wish I had a picture of me making the bows and attaching the Stampin’ Dimensionals in the back seat of the car during the drive to Richmond Friday afternoon. Nothing like last minute! LOL)

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Here’s a look at the finished projects.  Which color do you prefer?

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Melon Mambo with Night of Navy

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Bermuda Bay with Night of Navy

The cards fold flat and fit in a standard envelope.  I packaged each in a clear envelope for swapping.

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Stamp Set: Balloon Adventure  Ink: Night of Navy Papers: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Confetti Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

*UPDATE: The Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies I used on this card is retiring and is now 50% off while supplies last! Click HERE to add this to your shopping cart before they sell out!

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I had so much fun celebrating all weekend…driving down and back with team members, dinner Friday and Saturday nights with several other PALS, prizes, inspiration, make & takes, training, and other events all day Saturday, and more! Here’s a photo of some us having dinner Friday night at Tarrant’s Cafe in Richmond.

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Deb Echelmeyer, Me, Nancy Gleason, Vikki Byers and her hubby, Bridget Trefethen, and Ramsey Alexander.

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I will continue to share the celebration, card swaps, and new product sneak peeks with you all week long.  I hope you will check back and join the celebration. Would you like to receive one of my swap cards? Just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner using random.org.

If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator. Click HERE to shop my online store.  *FYI…The Retiring List comes out today! Many items will sell out fast. Don’t miss out!  Also, today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get the April kit.  I will post a sneak peek later today…trust me…you want to Sign Up NOW!!!

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Paper Pumpkin with Sara

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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Save 10% when you purchase of any of the Stampin’ Up! Bundles…Click HERE to see them all!

Have a wonderful day and Bundle Up!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 purchase!

Avant Garden Stamp Set   Item #143272

 

Carried Away Designer Paper  Item #143608

 

So Very Much Stamp Set   Item #143343 (c)

Delicate Details Stamp Set   Item #143314

 

Inside The Lines DSP   Item #143830

 

3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack   Item #143601

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set   Item #143300

 

Any Occasion Stamp Set   Item #143348

 

Card Tin   Item #143833

Hey, Chick Stamp Set   Item #143331

 

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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