P is for Pop Up Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s card is one I have made several times.  I love this Pop-Up fun fold!

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card base.  This piece is a thick cardstock with copper embossing.  Oh how I love it! It is retiring tomorrow so if I were you I would stock up now…it’s even on sale!!! Click HERE to add this to your shopping cart.

To make the pop up card you need a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, 10. Line it up in the personal trimmer in the center (at the 5 1/2 inch score line) and trim from 3/4 inches – 3 1/2 inches. The arrow on the cutting blade makes  it easy to see where to cut.

Next, fold the cardstock along the center cut line and trim the opening with paper snips for a clean cut along the score line.  Then fold along all score lines. Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom of the card base.

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I heat embossed the sentiment from Big on Birthdays on a piece of 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy cardstock using Copper Embossing Powder. I layered the sentiment on Flirty Flamingo cardstock that’s just 1/4″ larger (2 3/4 x 5 1/2). Notice how I stamped higher on the cardstock to make sure it would show when the card is sitting in the base.  I used the Star Blast Edgelits Dies (also retiring) to cut the design from Copper Foil.  I adhered it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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The card slides up and down through the slot.  It’s so cool how it folds flat for mailing and is free standing once it is opened.  I wrapped some of the new Copper Trim around the card and tied a bow. I punched the flower from Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the Pansy Punch and stamped the center with VersaMark using the Love & Affection Stamp Set and heat embossed it before adhering it to the card front. I adhered a piece of 2 1.4 x 6″ piece of DSP to the envelope and trimmed the excess.

Here are some other Pop-Up cards I made previously using the Gift of Love Stamp Set (retiring May 31). You can click on the image to see the original post with lots photos.

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I love this infinity shot of some of the ones I made for a card swap.

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Hope you get some time to play today!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Birthday!

Do you know anyone that has a birthday today?  I think being born on St. Patrick’s Day would make you lucky!  I know I feel lucky to have met so many wonderful people through stamping.  I love how we share and inspire each other.  Today’s card went in the mail on Monday and I so hope it reached it’s destination by today. Please join me in wishing Chris R. a very Happy Birthday! Here’s her card.

Big on Birthdays St. Patrick's Day birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I think Emerald Envy is the perfect choice for a St. Patrick’s Day birthday.  I even love the floral Design Series Paper from the In Color DSP Stack used on the background.  However, what I love the most about this card is the different fonts and bold sentiment on the stamped image from Big on Birthdays. What a statement!  The finishing touch for this card is the simple shamrock made by coloring the hearts from the Sending Love Embellishments with the Emerald Green Marker. I attached these to the card using Glue Dots. Quick & Simple!

Big on Birthdays St. Patrick's Day birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Chris certainly entertains us with her stories, wit, and humor.  I feel lucky that she stops by my blog and takes the time to comment.  Please know I appreciate each and every one of you for inspiring me to continue to create and share. Here’s the details for today’s card…The card base is  4 1/4 x 11 Emerald Envy scored at 5 1/2.  The DSP layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of  3 x 4 Whisper White and adhered to a layer of 3 1/4 x 4 1/4   Emerald Envy.  This layer is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can replace the shamrock with a stamped bow from the stamp set or add a ribbon bow to use this card any month of the year. Switch out the ink and DSP and make it in any color!

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You can Click HERE to see another card I shared previously using this stamp set.

Big on Birthdays St. Patrick's Day birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: Big on Birthdays Ink: Emerald Envy  Papers: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Embellishments: Sending Love Embellishments, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Blender Pen Refill Recipe

Yesterday I shared a card I colored with ink and a blender pen.  You can see that post HERE.  I appreciate and read every comment and love getting tips and inspiration from you.  I had a few questions about blender pens so I thought I would share a little information along with a storage tip and special refill “recipe”. Thank you Chris R. for the inspiration for this post.

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Blender Pens  Item # 102845  $10

Blender pens combine the flexibility of watercolors with the convenience of markers.  It’s easy to achieve a beautiful watercolor effect using blender pens with watercolor pencils, ink, or markers.  The tip cleans off with just a stroke or two on scratch paper, so you don’t need a different pen for each color. Blender pens (and markers) should be stored in a horizontal position to allow the liquid to continually saturate both ends.  These dual-tipped pens are filled with a specialized solution to blend ink easily.  A card club member, Colleen, shared with me awhile back that you can refill the blender pens so I did a little research and found the “recipe”.  It’s just 3 ingredients and I found all of them at CVS Pharmacy.

4 tsp. Distilled Water

2 tsp. Glycerin

¼ tsp. Rubbing Alcohol

*Note: You MUST use distilled water.  Tap water has minerals, chlorine and other impurities in it.  These will cause your pen to smell and/or get moldy.

Mix all ingredients together. Gently pull the tips out of the blender pen (both ends).  You can easily pull the tips out with your fingers (or tweezers).  Be careful not to ruin the tips. *Put the caps back on both ends of the marker so you don’t dry out the barrel inside. Soak the tips in the fluid for a few hours (or overnight if they are very dry).  Gently push the tips back into the marker. I store my refill solution in a recycled embellishment case.

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To watercolor you simply pick up ink from the lid of your ink pad and color the image. You can also color the image with watercolor pencils or markers then blend with the pen.

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I decided to make my card today a little different than yesterday. I layered the image on Blushing Bride then adhered it to a Sahara Sand card base.  I also added a bow using Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog (item # 142794).

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I stamped and colored the front of my envelope this time instead of the flap.

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Which one do you prefer?

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Stamp Set: Big on Birthdays  Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz  Papers: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride  Tools & Accessories: Blender Pen, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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*Update on my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet” TO GO … I had not planned on surgery setting me back last month.  I have been working diligently this week trying to finish getting the kits (that were earned or ordered in February) cut, photographed, and packaged.  I plan to have the kits ready to be mailed out this weekend which is just a day or two later than originally planned.  I think you will be very pleased!  After I ship your kit, I will send you an email along with an attached document with the directions. Thanks so much for your order and your understanding!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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