D is for Dutch Door Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s card is a Dutch Door Design. It is so much fun to make and uses very little supplies.



To make this fun fold start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and score it at 4 1/4.  Don’t fold along the score line just yet as you will want to cut first.  Lay your paper in the paper trimmer at the halfway mark, 2 3/4″.  Cut from the end in to the score line then rotate the paper and cut up to the cut line. You are removing the top portion of your card front.

I used the piece I removed to cut out the Star Blast Edgelits Die (retiring).  I stamped a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock using the Birthday Blast Stamp Set (retiring) and Flirty Flamingo ink. I attached this to the inside of my card.  Next I adhered the star blast die cut to the front of my card making sure to line it up over my stamped stars. I cut a piece of 2 1/2 x 4 Flirty Flamingo DSP from the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) and adhered that to my card front on top of the die.  I stamped my banner on a piece of 1 1/4 x 4 whisper white then punched the end with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The only thing left to do was decorate the envelope to match.


Stamp Set: Birthday Blast(142866)  Ink: Flirty Flamingo  Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Star Blast Edgelits Dies (142763), Triple Banner Punch (138292), Stampin’ Dimensionals

You could easily use this card for graduation, anniversary, retirement, good grades, etc. in addition to birthday like I did.  I love this stamp set and dies and am sad to see it retiring next month.  It is  fun and versatile.  You could cut out the Large Number dies to put on the front to use for a graduation card. The Stamp Set and Dies are still available.  The dies are only available while supplies last. Click HERE and HERE to see more fun projects I did with this stamp set and die. *The die is on sale for 30% off.  Reg. $20/Sale $14.

Have a Delightful Day!

Just Stampin’


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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…


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!


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


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!


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’


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E is for Edgelits

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 Star Blast Edgelits Dies. This fun new set is great for cards and gift packaging! I made this gift bag which could be used for a birthday, graduation, Golden Globe winner (LOL), or any special occasion.


I went all glitz and glam making this gift bag after seeing all the gorgeous gowns on the red carpet. Did anyone else stay up to watch the Golden Globe awards last night?

The gift bag is quite easy to make using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Start with a piece of 6 x 12 cardstock or DSP.  With the long side along the top, score at 4 1/4, 5 3/4, 10, and 11 1/2.  Turn the paper so the short side is along the top and score at 1 1/2.  Cut off the 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch strip along the bottom.  Use your paper snips to cut along the score lines from the bottom of the bag up to the 1 1/2 inch score line. Apply Tear & Tape along the 1/2″ strip and adhere the sides of the bag together. Fold the flaps in and secure the bottom with Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape.

Score a piece of 3 x 12 gold foil at 4 1/4, 5 3/4, 10, and 11 1/2.  Center the Star Blast Edgelit Die along the top inside the 4 1/4 inch rectangle piece and run it through the Big Shot. Move the die so it’s centered inside the other 4 1/4 inch rectangle and repeat.

Fold along the score lines and attach to the top of the bag with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. The sentiment is heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a piece of 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 whisper white. I layered the sentiment on gold foil and gold glimmer paper that measures the same and attached it to the bag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Ribbon with Mini Glue Dots. The finished size is 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2.  It can hold the small wide stamp cases as well as ribbon, adhesives, and Stampin’ accessories. It goes without saying that a nice piece of jewelry and some chocolate would fit perfectly.

Do you wonder what’s the difference between framelits, thinlits, and edgelits? Are you confused about what to use to cut each?  Here’s a great video from Stampin’ Up! explaining how to use the Big Shot and what you need to make your “sandwich”.

I love that you can use any size paper with the edgelits and it only cuts the designs and doesn’t cut the rest of the paper.  I can’t wait to play with these dies some more.  My mind is racing with different ideas!

I make a lot of birthday cards and I really like that this set is versatile and can be used for masculine cards and kids! The large sentiments really stand out!


You can purchase the Star Blast Edgelits Dies in a bundle with the coordinating Birthday Blast Stamp set and save 10%. Here’s some more ideas using this set. The first one is a card I shared previously.  If you missed it, you can click on the image to see the original post.

Check out the inside of this card for a special way to make a card for everyone to sign!



Here’s another look at today’s gift bag.


Stamp Set: Birthday Blast Ink: VersaMark  Papers: Whisper White, Gold Foil. Gold Glimmer, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Star Blast Edgelits Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush, Gold Embossing Powder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



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