Cheerful Daisies, Layering Leaves, and More…A Showcase of 3×3 Cards

I really enjoy making cards to coordinate with gifts. If I can make a homemade gift as well, I consider that a Win! Win! I love to walk the beach and comb for shells and sea glass so I started creating some gifts from the sea. I’ve shared some of the trinket dishes I’ve made previously. I decided to create cards to coordinate.  One of my favorite cards uses the new Cheerful Daisies Bundle and the Layering Leaves Stamp set with the coordinating Bough Punch.
Cheerful Daisies 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I was so happy with how these turned out I was inspired to create more! I have a lot of different shells so I went through my current and retired stamp sets, designer series papers, embellishments, paper pumpkin kits, etc. I was on a mission to see what I could create using what I had.  I used 12 x 12 Basic White cardstock to create the 3×3 cards. You can get 8 cards from a sheet of cardstock. Here are some of the cards I made.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think pansies are such pretty flowers and I love that they come in so many different colors. I used the dies and retired DSP to create this card (a CASE from the catalog); however, you can easily stamp your own card using the Pansy Patch stamp set and Pansy Dies which are still available. This card would be so pretty to give with a pot of pansies!
Heron Habitat 3x3 note card-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love heron and didn’t get to share all the projects I wanted to before the Heron Habitat Bundle sold out and retired! This set will stay in my collection. I used the blending brushes to create a subtle background before stamping the images.  The heron is colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen then cut out with the coordinating die.
Stampin' Up! Timeless Tulips 3x3 note care idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This card was quick & easy using the Timeless Tulips stamp set.
Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper note card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! I used the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper to create this card and matching envelope.
Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest and Leaf Punch 3x3 Card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The retired Painted Harvest Stamp set and Leaf Punch was used to create this sunflower card. I was able to match the green leaves using the recently retired Soft Succulent cardstock and Evening Evergreen ink (from the 2021-2023 In Colors).
Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Stamp set and dies 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
If there’s a stamp set, die, or embossing folder that has anything to do with the ocean, I probably own it! LOL  This card was created using the Sailing Home Stamp set and dies. I love to go sailing and could spend my days on the water! These would be great for masculine gifts too!
Stampin' Up! Seashells 3D Embossing Folder 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Seashells 3D Embossing Folder is one of my favorites of all time!  I love the detail and texture it provides!
Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and By the Bay Designer Series Paper 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The seahorse is from the Seaside Notions stamp set (retired long ago). I colored the seahorse using my new Wild Wheat Stampin’ Blends…couldn’t match any better! The large shell (and starfish soap) are from my guest bath!
Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, A Little Smile, alternative idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Paper Pumpkin to the rescue for this card! The June 2019, A Little Smile, kit was one of my favorites.

These cards just make me smile! I love that I was able to use supplies I already had! I bet if you go through your stash you can do the same!

3×3 Cards are great to tuck inside a gift, leave for the waitress in a restaurant/ housekeeper in the hotel, give to the person handing you your coffee in the drive thru or give to the UPS driver who may or may not make deliveries to your home every day. (LOL) I’m sure you can think of many people to share a little handmade kindness with a note card!

Are you wondering what I’m going to do with all these shells and cards? I was asked to participate in our local Farmer’s Market that will open later this month. I thought this would be a great opportunity to meet more people and promote my Stampin’ Up! business. I intend to gift the cards with the purchase of the shells. I will tuck the coordinating card as well as my Stampin’ Up! business card in the box. I love to shop the Clearance Rack and I stocked up on Stampin’ Up! boxes and other packaging items when they went on sale! These boxes make gift giving so easy!
Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Boxes, Clear Acetate boxes, and Scalloped Treat Boxes make gift giving easy-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
oyster wine stopper in Stampin' Up! Tag A Bag Gift Boxes-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The shells and cards fit in either the Mini Pizza Boxes or Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes. My oyster wine stoppers fit in the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes and a set of two napkin rings fit in the clear acetate boxes.  I created the napkin rings to use in my home.
Oyster Shell napkin rings and more-visit for inspiration-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I also make shells for holiday table favors.
Stampin' Up! 3x3 Holiday card idea and table favor trinket dish-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
One of my latest projects has been candle making! I love these!
Stampin' Up! By The Bay 3x3 note card to coordinate with oyster shell candles and more-visit -Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The beautiful By the Bay 6×6 Specialty Designer Series Paper has the perfect designs for my oyster shell crafts! I love this simple card design and coordinating envelope.
Stampin' Up! By the Bay 6x6 Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I hope these have inspired you to be creative! Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.

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Country Bouquet Valentine Cards

I spent the weekend making valentines. It was so cold out even our sweet dog, Bo, didn’t want to go out!  He is so funny…you have to practically drag him out the door when it’s cold or rainy. I bribe him with treats. My husband takes him walking when it’s cold out. (I am just like Bo and don’t want to go out and freeze! LOL)

Here’s a look at some of the valentine cards I made.
Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Valentine card ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love the sentiments in the Country Bouquet stamp set!!! This set can be used for all your valentines (friends, family, coworkers, etc.) I can see using “Just wanted to say…” all year long for many different occasions! This set has a lot of versatility and I knew I would be adding it to my collection.
Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Stamp Set- versatile sentiments to use all year- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Country Bouquet Punch which is part of the bundle is backordered until mid April but I actually found I didn’t need it to create some pretty cards.  I used the hearts from the Heart Punch Pack to punch from the beautiful Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper. You could also stamp and fussy the hearts or cut the hearts from the DSP if you like. So many choices!
Stampin' Up! Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper - Double sided for year round versatility! Visit for inspiration and more! Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Each of my cards are a little different.  The card base and layers are all the same. I played around with adding different elements. Here’s a close up of each card.
Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Valentine card ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love this petal pink ribbon.  It is so soft and adds a wonderful texture to this card. I added a mint macaron leaf I punched from the Bough Punch.
Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Valentine card ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Valentine card ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love using this nontraditional balmy blue for a valentine! The mini heart was stamped from the stamp set and cut out. My favorite piece on this card is the pretty scallop at the bottom from the Painted Labels Dies. There are so many great dies in that set which is why it is one of my favorite die sets!
Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet, Painted Labels Dies, and Heart Punch Pack Valentine card ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet, Painted labels Dies, and Heart Punch Pack Valentine card ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
For this card I used some of the hearts and leaves from the Designer Series Paper to embellish the front. I also added that pretty die again from the Painted labels Dies.
Here’s the basic details to make these cards.

Measurements & Details

  • Cardbase (Balmy Blue, Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink):  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White layer: 3 3/4 x 5
  • Country Floral Lane DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Cardstock Layer: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Basic White layer: 2 5/8 x 3 3/8 embossed (I used the retired Subtle embossing Folder)
  • Additional cardstock and DSP to punch hearts and embellish
  • Basic White strip: 1/2 x 4 to stamp sentiment and trim as desired
  • Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4 for inside sentiment
    Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Stamp set valentine card idea- Jeanie Stark Stampin Up
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Yesterday, I shared some Valentine Treats I made. If you missed that post you can view it HERE. These cards coordinate with the Valentine treats..

So which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.

Have a great day!
Bo says, “Stay warm!”
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Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet Valentine card ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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