Q is for Quick

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Often I need a Quick card last minute before I head out the door! I have several card designs I use when I’m in this situation.  Here’s a quick & easy one to make for any occasion.

Stampin' Up! Quick & Easy corner fold card idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Choose a piece of DSP and coordinating cardstock. Grab a sentiment stamp for the occasion and cut your paper to these measurements:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Whisper White Layer to stamp sentiment: 5 1/4 x 4
  • DSP Layer: 5 1/4 x 4  *Fold corner so it is below the sentiment and burnish with bone folder.

Now how easy is that?! Just adhere the layers and let the DSP shine. It showcases both sides of the DSP !  You can quickly add a punched flower or use the Circle Punches (or Layering Framelits) to cut an image from Designer Series Paper. Pop it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and you’re done! I hope you will go through your stash and grab a piece of DSP to give this design a try!

Stampin Up Magnolia Lane corner fold Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet and Garden Lane Corner Fold Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s what often happens at my house.  My husband, son, or daughter ask for a card they need at the last minute. Sound familiar?? Just last week (late in the evening) the night before my daughter flew to Las Vegas (with her Georgia Tech Bridge Club to compete in a tournament), she asked if I could make her some cards for 3 of her teammates who would be celebrating their birthday while in Vegas.  Of course I said yes! (I always say yes even if it means I won’t sleep that night! LOL) I am always thrilled that they want my handmade cards. (I just wish they gave me a little more notice.) For this occasion it was actually an easy project as I was thinking Las Vegas, Bridge Club, cards, 21…Oh yes! I had a quick & easy idea for that! I put her to work.  While she die cut, I stamped and assembled. Here’s the cards we made.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Birthday card idea for masculine 21st birthday - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Great way to use an old deck of cards and she loved them! We actually made 5 cards in 20 minutes.  That has to be a new record for me! How long does it usually take you to make a card? Leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you!

If you want more quick & easy card ideas, Click HERE to see a post from my ABC’s with DSP. I show 5 Quick & Easy Cards using one sheet of 12 x 12 DSP.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make birthday cards! Several friends have birthdays this month so I decided to make a birthday card for card club this month. I used one of my favorite color combinations, yellow and black.  What’s funny is without even realizing it I wore a pair of yellow capris with a black top to card club.  One of the ladies pointed out I “matched my card”.  LOL

The floral image is from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Stampin Up Touches of Texture Stamp set - visit juststampin.com to order Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This set of 15 images feature an eclectic array of useful and fun styles which are great for focal points or backgrounds. The textures and elements in this stamp set will add dimension and character to any of your cards.

I always like to give several options for sentiments to my card club members and this month I also shared several different embossing folder options.Stampin Up Touches of Texture embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love embossing folders! They are such a quick & easy (and inexpensive!) way to add texture and dimension. You really get a big bang for your buck. I like to emboss the envelopes too! I used the Layered Leaves, Tufted, and Subtle Embossing Folders.  Here is a closer look at each.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday Layered Leaves embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday Tufted embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Subtle embossed card idea for a friend- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I even embossed the little flag on the last one with the Subtle folder.  It reminds me of linen fabric.

You could use a variety of sentiments with this card design. The sentiments I used are from Beautiful Bouquet and Perennial Birthday. I stamped each in Memento Black ink.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture layered and embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Which one is your favorite?

Here’s the measurements if you would like to create one of your own.

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)
Layer 1: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)
Layer 2:  2 3/4 x 3 3/4 (Black)
Layer 3:  2 5/8 x 3 5/8 (Crushed Curry)
Layer 4:  2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (Whisper White Stamped layer)
Layer 5:  2 x 3/4 (Crushed Curry punched with Triple Banner Punch)
DSP Layer: (2) 1 x 1 1/2 (Broadway Bound)

I added some finishing touches using the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon for a bow and some black enamel shapes or gold metallic pearls. I am happy with the way these turned out.

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Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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OnStage Card Swap…Day 2

Yesterday I shared with you the first batch of beautiful cards I received at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event I attended in Hartford, Conn.  If you missed that post you can view it HERE. Today, I have more inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Double Triangle Fun Fold Celebrate card idea - for inspiration, ordering, and more visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Linda Droege

I was so excited to get Linda’s Double Triangle Fun Fold Card!  I have been wanting to make one of these fun folds and hers is just over the top gorgeous! I love everything about it from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper to the organza ribbon she dyed to match.  Here’s how it looks opened.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Double Triangle Fun Fold Celebrate Birthday card idea - for inspiration, ordering, and more visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Linda Droege

I can not wait to make this fun fold! Check back and I will share the measurements and directions.

Stampin Up Beautiful Day friend card idea colored with Brusho Crystal Colour - For inspiration, ordering, and more visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Ramsey Alexander

This card is just beautiful in person! Ramsey used the Brusho Crystal Colour ink crystals to watercolor over the heat embossed butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set.  I need to pull out my Crystal Colours and play.  Ramsey has done several of these cards and they come out beautiful and different every time.  This is a fun watercolor technique!

Stampin Up Lemon Zest inspirational card idea - For ideas, ordering and more, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Jill Killeen

This card is so Jill! She is so much fun to be around! The Lemon Zest Stamp set has fun sentiments.  Check out what she stamped inside.

Stampin Up Lemon Zest inspirational card idea - For ideas, ordering and more, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Jill Killeen

I love it when stamp sets have inside sentiments to go together. This card is sure to brighten someone’s day!

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet friend card idea - For inspiration, ordering and more visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Deb Echelmeyer

Deb is so creative! I love how she used the flower stems from the Bouquet Bunch Dies to make a lilac bush!  (Which just happen to be my favorite flower scent!)  Deb added texture and layers to this beautiful card using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and Layering Dies. Such a pretty spring card!

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Card Created by Rosanne Mulhern

Rosanne’s card is another example of adding layers to create a beautiful card! Like Deb, she used the Beautiful Bunch Framelits to cut out the flowers and leaves. Even though this card has many flowers and layers, it has a clean & simple feel with the black & white background. I love the sentiment (and font) she used from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. It is retiring in May but it’s definitely one I will keep and continue to use. I love all the sentiments and beautiful flowers in this set.  Check it out below and be sure to get it before it’s gone!

I so appreciate the stamping community and my stamping friends! Everyone so willingly shares their ideas and talent.  Together we really can make a difference as we share our handmade kindness one card at a time! Make someone smile today!!

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Have a wonderful day! It’s a beautiful day here in Hagerstown, Maryland and I’m going to soak up the sunshine on my walk this afternoon!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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