Get This Spirited Snowman Before He Melts Away!

Stampin’ Up! released their retiring products and year end close out sale today and I was sorry to see the Spirited Snowman stamp set on the list.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog!  This was the swap card I made for my friends attending the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Convention last month.

Stampin Up Spirited Snowman fun fold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love this happy little guy and he was so much fun to color with my Stampin’ Blends.  I enjoy making this fun fold card. (You can view my photo tutorial for how to make it HERE.) Here’s a picture of it from the side.

Stampin Up Spirited Snowman fun fold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like the way this fun fold card stands up.  It can also fold flat to mail in a regular envelope.  I dressed is up a little with some snowflakes cut from the Blizzard Thinlits Die (also retiring) and the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  Here’s my attempt at an infinity shot of these guys all lined up.

Stampin Up Spirited Snowman fun fold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a peek at all the other cuties in the Spirited Snowman Stamp Set. Stampin Up Spirited Snowman Stamp Set - Get it before it retires! Jeanie Stark - StampinUp

You could use this awesome set for Valentine’s Day, a winter wedding or anniversary, or just because you want to cheer someone up! I want to make more to send to all my friends! If you love this stamp set as much as I do, get it before it melts away.  This set is only $19 (clear mount) and is only available while supplies last! Click HERE to add it to your shopping cart. You can see all the products I used to create this card below.

Year End Closeout

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*Note – even though the Holiday Catalog bundles are retiring, not all stamps and dies in  the bundles are necessarily retiring; however, they will no longer be offered at the bundle pricing in the new catalog.  Save 10% now on Merry Christmas to All, Making Christmas Bright, Dashing Deer, Winter Woods, and First Frost.

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Products used to create Spirited Snowman Fun Fold card:

Glue Dots

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Big Shot

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Happy Birthday! Is this your birthday month?  I am offering Free shipping (and a birthday card) on any Stampin’ Up! product purchase of $50 or more placed through my online store during your birthday month.*Orders must be placed by the end of your birthday month. I will send you a check to reimburse the cost of shipping on your order.  And of course it will come to you in a special birthday card. Just let me know it’s your birthday month when you place your online order. Let’s celebrate!

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.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up!’s online store gives you the opportunity to shop by occasions?Shop by OccasionClick HERE to see all the different options.

CLICK HERE to see all of the products that are perfect for Birthdays.

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Glue Dots

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V is for Vellum

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am going to share with you 2 projects I made using vellum.  Every time I work with vellum I wonder why I don’t use it more!  My first project is a square card for you that shines bright. It would look lovely sitting on an end table or mantle.  It is one of those projects for someone very special.

Stampin Up Delicate Ornament Fun Fold Easel Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark Stmapin Up

I used vellum behind the ornament to let the light shine through from the battery operated votive candle sitting in this easel card.  The ornament is from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies and cut out from Copper Foil. I have lots of photos and measurements to share with you today. I started with 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 thick whisper white cardstock.  I scored it at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4. The copper foil Designer Series Paper is from Affectionately Yours and measures 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  I adhered the DSP to the bottom of the card base (below the score line) and cut out the ornament shape. Then I centered the ornament die on a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 thick whisper white and cut it out again.

Next I adhered a piece of vellum behind the whisper white and adhered that to the DSP making sure to line up the openings.  The vellum is sandwiched between the whisper white and the DSP.  Then I cut out the detailed ornament from a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 copper foil using the Big Shot with the Precision Base Plate.

I used the fine-tip glue pen to adhere the copper ornament on top of the vellum. The greenery is from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and cut from Always Artichoke, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White cardstock. I attached these to the ornament with glue dots.  I added some pearls for berries.  The easel card rests on a strip of DSP measuring 4 1/8 x 1 3/4.  The sentiment from Christmas Greetings Thinlits was cut from copper foil and adhered to a piece of 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 whisper white using the fine-tip glue pen. The DSP panel was popped up with Foam Adhesive Strips to allow the card to rest against it when open.  I added a white organza bow with a glue dot.  Here’s some photos showing different views.

Stampin Up Delicate Ornament Fun Fold Easel Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark Stmapin Up

I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! came out with the copper foil in the Holiday catalog.  I like to decorate with copper accents and one of our Christmas trees has many copper ornaments.  I absolutely LOVE the Christmas season and set up trees in nearly every room throughout our home. Here is a peek at my copper accent tree.

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As much as I love the Christmas season I don’t start decorating the trees until after Thanksgiving. So let’s get to my card for Thanksgiving…

The ornament on the easel card used just a plain piece of vellum; however, there are many ways to color on vellum. You can use your ink and a brayer, color with markers (on the back on your stamped image), or sponge (also on the back) like I did on this card.

Stampin Up Paisleys & Posies and Vintage Leaves Thankful card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how this card turned out!  I started with a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 piece of vellum.  I stamped images from the Vintage Leaves stamp set using Memento Black ink.  I sponged on the back with Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive ink.  I adhered it to the Very Vanilla card with a strip of Fast Fuse in the middle (hidden behind the sentiment and burlap ribbon). I also added a glue dot in each corner behind a leaf image. The sentiment from Paisleys & Posies is stamped on Very Vanilla with Back Memento ink and layered with a piece of Old Olive.  I attached the burlap ribbon with glue dots (to hold the shape I wanted) and a strip of Tear and Tape.  The sentiment is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Vintage Leaves Thankful card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Sets: Vintage Leaves, Paisleys & Petals (sentiment)  Inks: Memento Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry  Papers: Very Vanilla, Vellum, Old Olive  Tools & Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon, Stampin’ Sponges or Sponge Daubers, Glue Dots, Tear& Tape

I am taking preorders for my Merry Medley kit from now through September 29th. The kit includes the Merry Medley stamp, Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers, and all the supplies…card bases, envelopes, ribbon, cardstock, Designer Series Paper, die cuts, and embossed pieces (precut and ready to stamp and assemble) to make 5 cards and a 3D project (a mini notebook)!  You can see the full post HERE.

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Merry Medley Card Kit   October 2016

The cost of the Merry Medley Stamp Kit is $40 (Merry Medley clear mount stamp and set of 2 Stampin’ Write Markers are included with the kit).  Note: If you prefer the wood mount Merry Medley stamp the cost is $45. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) by September 29th  with “Merry Medley Kit” in the subject and I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Be sure to include your shipping address!

Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you a vellum card kit with a Stampin’ Sponge so you can give this technique a try. Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.) Click HERE to go to my online store.

I’m excited as I have some special visitors coming for lunch and perhaps a little stamping or apple picking.  Such a variety of activities to choose from!

Hope you have a Very good day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie