F is for Fun Fold Flap Card

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s card is a Fun Fold Flap which I made into a gift card holder.

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I love ice cream!!! One of my favorite places to go for ice cream is Sweet Frog.  Oh Yum!!! The frog from the Love You Lots Stamp Set was perfect for this card.  This hostess stamp set will be retiring at the end of this month.  I adore all the critters in this set!

Love You Lot Host Stamp Set

I stamped the frog in Basic Black on Shimmery White then colored it with my Aqua Painter and Wild Wasabi ink.  I punched it out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. I also punched a 2″ Circle from Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered the two together.

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My Wild Wasabi cardstock measures 4 1/4 x 9.  I scored it at 1 3/4 and 6.  I cut a 2 3/4 x 4 piece of Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the front of my card. Then I centered the 2 inch Circle Punch over the score line on the inside of my card and punched.

I adhered a piece a piece of 4 x 4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside of my card. (It will cover part of the punched out circle.) I attached my layered circle on top making sure I could easily open and close the flap.  I used Tear & Tape to seal the flap on the bottom to make a pocket for the gift card. Then I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of the confetti DSP and adhered it to the pocket.  I stamped the sentiments from the Cool Treats Stamp Set in Wild Wasabi ink. The small heart is punched from Melon Mambo cardstock.

I wrapped a piece of the NEW 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (available June 1st) around the card and tied a bow.  You can easily slide it to open the card.  I love how you can see the adorable little frog when the card is opened and closed.

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Stamp Sets: Love You Lots (retiring hostess set), Cool Treats  Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black  Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retiring)  Tools & Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Heart Punch, Aqua Painter, Min Chevron Ribbon, Tear & Tape Adhesive

I know several people who would love to receive this “Sweet Gift”.  We had an exchange student from Germany stay with us and she loved Sweet Frog as much as the rest of my family.

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So many choices!!

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What’s your favorite ice cream topping?

Have a Fantastic Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Sneak Peek at Birthday Memories

I have shared with you some of the fun times I had at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  In addition to getting the new catalog, receiving free gifts and prizes, seeing new product display boards, participating in card swaps, and sharing ideas with fellow demonstrators, we got to play with some new products and stamp sets. Previously I shared the adorable little crate we made.  You can see that post HERE. Today I have a card I made showcasing the new Birthday Memories Suite.

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The banner and fox were cut from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper using the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies. The Birthday Delivery Stamp Set has 23 photopolymer stamps with great fonts and adorable vintage storybook characters. The teacher in me loves this set. The bundle includes the stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and Framelits and will be available in June. Here’s some more ideas from the display boards.



I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Saying Good-Bye…Part 2

Yesterday I shared 5 of my favorite punches, embossing folders, and Designer Series Paper Stacks that are retiring.  If you missed that post you can click HERE.  Today I am sharing 5 of my favorite dies that are retiring and some projects I created using them. You can click on any image to see the original post with directions.

1. Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies  SAVE 30% Favorties- Party Pop-up

img_6674Stampin’ Up! Double Z Fold Birthday Card using party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and Large Number Framelits

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Saying Good-Bye…Part 1

It’s hard to say good-bye to some of my favorite items from the current catalogs.  Here’s a list of 5 of my favorite (non stamp) items that are on the retiring list…

  1. The Designer Series Paper Stacks

This was probably the biggest shock to me!  I love the DSP in the In Colors and different color families (Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles).  While I never mind when they change up the designs, I can not believe they are being retired.  I use these all the time (decorating envelope flaps, making bags and 3 D projects, card fronts, etc.)! As of today, the Brights, Neutrals, and In Color DSP Stacks are still available.  Get them while you can!

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Here’s a set of cards I made using the In Color DSP.  Click on the image to see the original post.

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love set of Thank You cards

Embossing Folders

I love embossing folders.  You get a big bang for your buck with these (even before the discounted price)! They make it quick and easy to add depth and texture to your projects. Two of my favorites are retiring with big savings!

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Here’s a few cards I’e made using these embossing folders.  Click on the image to see the original post.

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Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold card using Floral Affection Embossing Folder
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Stampin’ Up! Floral Affection note cards
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Stampin’ Up! 50th Birthday card using Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Large Numbers Framelits, and Number of Years Stamp set.  www.juststampin.com

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This is a fun birthday or celebration folder to use.  So quick & easy!!

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Here’s two cards I’ve made using these embossing folders. (I’ve made many more!!) Click on the image to see the original post.

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Punches

Two of my favorite flower punches are retiring.  I love how quick & easy it is to punch and layer these flowers. What a deal! Check out these discounted prices!

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Here’s a few projects I’ve made using these punches.  Click on the image to see the original post.

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Stampin’ Up! Stylized Birthday card with Petite Petals Punch
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Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold Birthday Card using Blossom Bunch Punch and Stylized Birthday
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Stampin’ Up! Free Standing In Color Calendar Cards using Blossom Bunch Punch 

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More Happy Mail

Welcome to my weekend showcase! If you missed yesterday’s Happy Mail you can click HERE. Today I am showcasing some more cards I received from others over the last few weeks. I am blessed with family and friends!

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Susan’s cards always bring a smile to my face! This card is her classic style…simple with a little twist.  I love how she adhered the sentiment.  The dragonfly is so versatile which makes this card great for any occasion.

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WOW!  Kathy’s card makes a bold statement!  I never bought this stamp when it was available.  Or course now I wish I had it!  Wouldn’t this be fun to color with the watercolor pencils?!

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I can feel the stress leaving my body when I look at  Margie’s card.  The beach is my favorite place! This card captures that calming effect. I love the matching envelope too! I have many people ask for masculine card ideas and this card could easily fit that bill. The High Tide Stamp set has lighthouses and some great sentiments! Check it out HERE.

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I always love Lisa’s cards…simple with a little bling!  This card makes me miss the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I am heading to Richmond next weekend for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage convention and we will get the new annual catalog (YEA!!).  I am hoping there will be some watercolor paper like this! What new item would you like to see in the catalog?  Leave me a comment and I will choose a lucky winner to receive some Happy Mail!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading everyone’s comments. Yesterday’s winner was…Lucky #3  HJ.  Email me your address and I will send you some Happy Mail!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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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…

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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!

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

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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!

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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’

Jeanie

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A Birthday Surprise!

Today is my birthday and I have been getting “Happy Mail” all week. (Read all the way to the end to find out how you can get some happy mail too!) Here’s some of the beautiful handmade birthday cards I received.

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Remember the beautiful wreath my sister made me? (You can see it HERE.) This is the bag (pictured above) that she presented it in.  I love the way she attached the card to the bag in a clear envelope.

I am blessed and so very grateful for my family and friends!

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Birthdays have always been special in our family! I have been celebrating all week with my daughter home for spring break. This year has been a bit of an adjustment for me with her 10 hours away at college and my son 7 hours away in the opposite direction. (He recently transferred with his job.) Our house is so quiet! I was taken by surprise when my son walked in the door yesterday afternoon to surprise me for my birthday. My husband and daughter were in on the secret but I didn’t have a clue. We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant and then we stayed up til the wee hours of the morning chatting and laughing. Unfortunately he has to drive back today.  Short but oh so sweet! And here’s something else that’s sweet….some more blog candy! Leave me a comment sharing a favorite birthday memory or surprise and I will pick a random winner to receive one of my birthday party favor bags.  Anyone who shops with me this month will automatically receive my birthday party favors…a goodie bag with some retired DSP, card kits, and more!

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Jeanie

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Card Swap…Day 3

Today is the final showcase of cards from my first Just Stampin’ Card Swap. I can tell from all your comments the past two days that you have enjoyed these beautiful cards as much as I have!  The collection of cards might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives good ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Let the inspiration continue with some more lovely layers and fun folds…

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WOW! Please leave a comment below to let these amazing artists know how much you love their creations.

If you missed the previous posts of the Card Swap, you can see those projects here:

I had so much fun opening all this “Happy Mail” and sharing the variety of beautiful cards with you. Each creation had something I want to incorporate into future projects. I will certainly do another card swap and next time I hope more of you will join us and share your creations! I really love how we inspire each other as we share handmade kindness. Thank you to everyone who left comments for these talented stampers…I’m sure they could feel the love!

I am super excited as there is a lot happening this week!  Here’s a look at the week ahead…

  • Tuesday will be my 200th blog post!  Woo Hoo! Time for another blog candy giveaway!
  • Wednesday is the monthly PALS Blog Hop…so much fun and inspiration!
  • Thursday is another special day… Can you guess what that is?
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Have a wonderful day and be sure to stop back all week!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Card Swap…Day 2

I’m excited to share some more of the beautiful cards from my first Just Stampin’ Card Swap! You are in for a treat with some fun folds and lovely layers. The collection of cards might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives good ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Yesterday I shared the first set of cards. You can see those cards HERE. Let the inspiration continue…

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I told you these would be awesome!!! From great techniques (inlaid, watercolor, sponging) to fun folds and lovely layers. Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their creations. If you participated in the swap and don’t see the card you received here, please wait to comment about that card when it is showcased. That way, the creator of that card will be sure to see your comments. Thank you to everyone who participated!  It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”! Check back tomorrow for more card swap inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Shop!

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A Birthday Fiesta

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Birthday Fiesta from the Stampin’ Up!  Festive Birthday Suite

I made these two cards at the Make & Take in Atlanta for World Card Making Day.  I have several friends who enjoy Mexican food and these cards will be perfect for them! I embellished the cards by fussy cutting designs from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper to add the sombreros as well as the pinata, maracas, and guitar on the cards and envelopes.

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Bright & Playful Birthday Card created using products from the Stampin’ Up! Festive Birthday Suite
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Birthday Fiesta from Stampin’ Up!

Click HERE to see a card I shared previously using this stamp set.

Here’s some more project ideas using the Festive Birthday Suite!

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The patterns in the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper are bright and playful!

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I am looking forward to celebrating with you this month! I am putting together some “party favors” to share with you. Everyone who shops with me this month will automatically receive a goodie bag. My party favor goodie bags will include assorted retired products (Designer Series Paper and embellishments as well as some surprises). I will also have some blog candy prizes this month so be sure to check back.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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