I is for Irresistibly Floral DSP


Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am focusing on the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. You get 12 12×12 sheets: 2 each of 6 single-sided designs. These white-on-white designs really come to life when the paper is inked.

img_5298Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!

These two cards may well be the fastest cards I have ever made.  I used the new Sponge Brayer from Stampin’ Up (found on page  172 in the annual catalog).  To achieve these beautiful, soft results, all you do is roll the brayer in the ink a few times and roll in on your paper.  You get the emboss resist without the fuss of having to emboss yourself! You just need to use a tissue to wipe away the excess ink from your DSP after you sponge it with the brayer.  The white glossy patterns on the Irresistibly Floral paper resists the ink.


I chose to use the 2015 – 2017 In Colors for my cards. I sponged the first card with Watermelon Wonder.  After I wiped it with a tissue, I adhered it to my Tip Top Taupe card base and made a banner using the Banners for You Stamp Set and Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I attached the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Basic Pearl Jewels.

Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper sponged using the sponge brayer

I just washed my sponge brayer with water to clean off the ink and squeezed it dry.  For my next card I was going for the ombre effect using mint macaron ink on the diamond Specialty DSP.  You can play around and get all different effects.  I added organza ribbon and Basic Pearl Jewels and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sayings with Mint Macaron ink for a tone on tone look. Simple works!

Stampin’ Up! Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper and Suite Sayings Stamp Set

Here are some great samples that are in the annual catalog (page 126) using the Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP, Falling Flowers stamp set and the matching May Flowers Framelits.


Don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month!


Click HERE to shop my online store, check out the Irresistibly Floral Suite, and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an Interesting day!

Just Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

W is for Washi Tape

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today we’re going to have some fun with Washi Tape. There are so many different ways you can use washi tape.  I will cover just a few different ideas today. Yesterday I posted this light up card made with vellum and a battery operated votive candle.  You can see that post here. I covered the candle for the card in matching washi tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape. It has copper in it just like the Designer Series Paper I used.

If you follow my blog, you know how I like everything to match. I think it makes a nice presentation especially when giving as a gift.  Here is a matching gift tag and birthday card made with the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.  There are so many possiblities!  I even made 2 different gift tags to choose from. The sentiment is from Birthday Banners and the banner on the tag is cut from the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.

Stampin Up birthday card and tag idea using washi tape - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love this washi tape card.  I CASed the card design from Pinterest (PiasCreativeWorld.blogspot.com) and made it in the classic navy and white.  I use a cutting mat with grids to help keep the washi tape straight when sticking it on the cardstock.  It is easy to lift off and just fold the ends back for a nice clean edge.

Stampin Up Bow Builder Punch Birthday card idea using washi tape - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The washi tape makes quick and easy birthday candles.  I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch to make the flames and the Bow Builder Punch to make the bow.

You can also make quick & easy tags with dies.  Here I placed washi tape from Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape on to my cardstock then cut it out with an ornament from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits. I added some Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine and it’s ready for you to write on the back or just stamp to: and from: using the Candy Cane Christmas Stamp Set.

This next project is a great one to do with kids to make thank you notes for Christmas.  I used the Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape for this project.  The sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. You can even use washi tape on the envelopes!


This next card was sent to me from my upline, Susan Itell.  She used Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape on this card.


As you can see there are lots of ways to use washi tape and lots of choices too!  Click Here to see all the different Designer Washi Tape. I store my washi tape in a clear container intended for eye glasses that I purchased from Amazon.  I like that I can see exactly what I have so I’ll remember to use it.


Sometimes I cut my envelopes down if I make a square card.  Washi tape works great to seal the sides. Here’s a card I shared previously where I showed how I did that.  You can click on the photo to see the post with all the details.


Yesterday I shared that I was having visitors for lunch and some stamping fun. Here’s a picture of me with Ramsey and Susan…The Three Stampateers!  LOL

The “Three Stampateers”

Here’s my Back to School Special for today…With the purchase of $25 or more from my online store I will send you a roll of washi tape so you can have some fun and start creating. Be sure to enter the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below.)

Have a Wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


O is for Ombre


Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am going to share something new from Stampin’ Up! this year…Ombre Stampin’ Pads. Stampin’ Up! introduced several Ombre stamp pads in the annual catalog (page 180) and 2 more in the new Holiday catalog (page 20 & 51).  While these stamp pads are not made for re-inking, they do make a great card. Watch this short video from Stampin’ Up! to see how they work.

I had fun playing with the Ombre ink in shades of Emerald Envy to make this Christmas card.  I ombre-inked up the gorgeous sentiment from the Time of Year hostess stamp set on whisper white cardstock.  I cut out the banner using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I layered the sentiment on mint macaron cardstock and adhered it to the embossed layer. I wanted my embossed layer to be vertical and symetrical ( I know I am probably the only one who would notice!) so I cut 2 strips of Emerald Envy cardstock (2 x 4 1/4) and ran them through the Big Shot using the Holly Embossing Folder.  I attached these to the card base with Tombow Liquid Glue.

I attached the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals and embossed another piece of Emerald Envy for the envelope flap.  A few Pearl Basic Jewels finished it off. This card was simple, quick and easy with the help of the Ombre Stampin’ Pad.  I wish I had ordered all the different colors!


Stamp set: Time of Year  Ink:  Emerald Envy Ombre Stampin’ Pad  Papers: Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron  Tools & Accessories:  Holly Embossing Folder, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Click HERE to see the Ombre Stampin’ Pads and to shop from my online store. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Special Offers. Remember the Oval Framelits are only on sale (25% off) through Wednesday. Oh what fun!!! With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you my Back to School Special for today…a card kit featuring the oval framelits. Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)

Have an Outstanding Day!

Just Stampin’