Retiring Favorites…Butterfly Basics and Butterfly Thinlits

So many butterflies are flying away the end of May.  The Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Butterflies Thinlits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, and Fluttering Embossing Folder are all retiring!  Here are some of the projects I have made using these products.  You can click on any image to see the original post with all the details.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday fun fold lever card using Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Basic Butterfly Bookmark Idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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It’s My Birthday

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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.

Stampin Up Delightful Daisy birthday card idea - visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Fun Fold Dutch Door Daisy Card Created by Mary Ann Hutchinson
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Beautiful Butterfly Card Created by Nancy Farrell
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Sparkle and Foil Card Created by Jennifer Michalski
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Sponged Birthday Greetings Created by Cheryl Wherry
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Butterfly Basics Floral Wishes Card Created by Rosanne Mulhern
Stampin Up Birthday Greetings card idea -visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Yellow Tulips Birthday Greetings Created by Jane Rozes

Birthdays have always been special in our family! I have been celebrating all week with my daughter home for spring break.  I was hoping to be able to return to work next week but it seems I have to be patient a bit longer.  I really miss my class! Yesterday I received a special text message from my sweet Pre-K students.

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 one of my Tutti-frutti pens, card kits, and more!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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D is for DSP

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today is all about one of my new favorite Designer Series Paper (aka DSP), The Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper pack for FREE with a qualifying order.  You get 12 sheets of 12 x 12 Spring-inspired paper with foil designs (3 each of 4 single-sided designs in Gold foil, Rose Gold foil. and Silver foil).

Stampin Up Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper - Free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order - Visit my blog www.juststampin.com -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have been enjoying some “coloring therapy” lately.  I love my Stampin’ Blends and used them to color the beautiful designs on the DSP.

Stampin Up Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Both of these cards showcase simple layouts that you can use again and again with different DSP and sentiments.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics stamp set and Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment on this card from Butterfly Basics.  It is so versatile and can be used for birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, Get Well, etc. I like the Powder Pink with the Rose Gold foil.  The DSP measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 and the layer is 1/8″more.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut and layer my stamped sentiment.  I colored the flower from the DSP using Old Olive and Pink Pirouette Blends.  I fussy cut it out and adhered with Stampin Dimensionals. Clean & Simple!

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My next card showcases the other two patterns from this DSP as well as my favorite dies from Sale-A-Bration, Celebrate You.

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper All Occasion Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is another clean & simple card design. It’s just 2 pieces of DSP ( 2 x 4) with a ribbon in the middle to cover the seam. (You could add a banner instead of the ribbon.)  I love the Celebrate word die as it can be used for many different occasions.  The silver foil die ties in with the foil in the DSP as well as the metallic ribbon. I added a couple of vellum punched leaves behind the sentiment.

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper All Occasion Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Pool Party Blends to color the leaves to tie in with the card base.

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper All Occasion Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s another version of this card. It could be for a wedding, shower, engagement, or anniversary. I added the die cut heart from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and a couple of metallic enamel hearts. Quick & easy!

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Wedding or Anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Previously, I shared some cards I colored using the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (another favorite of mine!). Click HERE to view.

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It’s no secret that I love DSP! I actually did a whole alphabet series on DSP! Here are links to several posts I did that show how to cut 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 DSP to make the most use of your paper. *The first link takes you to my first alphabet series, ABC’s of Stampin’ (which is a great series for anyone new to stamping). It also shows how I organize my DSP.

D is for Designer Series Paper

B is for Blooms & Bliss DSP

D is for Dapper Denim DSP

O is for One Sheet Wonder with DSP

Y is for Shades of Yellow

If you want to view the whole alphabet series with DSP, go to categories and click ABC’s with DSP. It will start with Z and go backwards.  *If you want to start with A, go to archives and begin at October 3, 2016.

Here’s another look at today’s cards.  Do you have a favorite?

 

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Jeanie

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More Get Well Wishes

I am truly blessed with wonderful friends and family! Yesterday I shared some of the cards I received after I dislocated and fractured my elbow. (If you missed yesterday’s cards you can see them HERE.)  It’s been 3 long weeks and I am making progress; however, I still don’t have the strength in my arm to be able to create. (I have tried!!) This is the longest stretch I’ve gone without creating! For now, I have more beautiful cards that I received to share with you. I hope they brighten your day!

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Card created by Kathy Royce
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Card Created by Colleen Middour
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Card Created by Susan Kuenzel
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Card Created by Cindy Thompson
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Card Created by Nancy Farrell
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Card Created by Mary Fish

These cards bring such a smile to my face!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for a Super Bowl Special Surprise!

Have a great day!

Jeanie

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Q is for Quilted Christmas

Welcome back to my Holiday ABC series!  Boy did I get off track! As you all know, life throws us some curve balls and like I told my daughter, “Life is all about how you handle Plan B”.  (As a Pre K teacher, I feel like I am the queen of Plan B!  LOL)  Today’s card is from the Quilted Christmas Suite.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt and Butterfly Basics Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to take a Christmas stamp set and use it for different occasions. Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing this suite.

Sadly, the Christmas Quilt Stamp Set and Quilt Builder Framelit Dies are retiring. You can still purchase this set as a bundle and save 10%. This set is great for more than Christmas! I have many quilting friends and know they would enjoy receiving cards or projects with this set. (I’m thinking a framed sampler would be beautiful made with this set!) You can choose to stamp the quilt design or use the framelits to piece the quilt together with cardstock.  This is such a versatile bundle!

I like the window feature on this card. There are so many color combinations you could do!  I wanted to try something different that I hadn’t done before and I think this color combination (Dapper Denim, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist) looks great together.  This card would work well for other occasions too ….thinking of you, get well, etc. Here’s the details how I made it:

The card base is a piece of 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Dapper Denim scored at 5 1/2 for a top fold card.  I used the Quilt Builder Framelits and the magnetic base plate to cut the design out of the front of my card with the Big Shot.

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I stamped the stitched quilt in Dapper Denim ink on a piece of 3 x 3 Whisper White. The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to see where to stamp.  I stamped the designs in Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.

This piece is layered on a 3 1/4 square of Dapper Denim.  I lined it up behind the cut out piece, added liquid glue on the back, then closed the card to adhere in place. I thought it needed something more so I cut the small flower in Dapper Denim with the frame piece then cut another outline piece in Pool Party.  I used a scrap piece of Lemon Lime Twist to cut the flower for the middle.

These pieces are adhered with glue dots on the front of the card.  I stamped the sentiments from Butterfly Basics in Dapper Denim ink on the front and inside of the card.  The finishing touch was wrapping the striped Grosgrain ribbon and tying a bow. This card is for a quilting friend of mine who has a December Birthday. I hope she likes it.  I embossed the envelope using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt and Butterfly Basics Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Bookmark for Back To School Night

 

Tonight was Back to School Night.  I always enjoy this evening getting to know the parents of my Pre-K students and establishing our partnership in learning.  I made bookmarks to give to each of the parents. Parents often ask me what they can do to help their child succeed in school. My #1 answer is always the same…Read to your child!  I hope this will be a little reminder.

Stampin Up Basic Butterfly Bookmark Idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had fun making these in many different colors! I used Shimmery White cardstock. Each one measures 2 x 5 1/2. You can make 8 from 1 sheet of cardstock.

Stampin Up Basic Butterfly Bookmark Idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Basic Butterfly Bookmark Idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

They are quick & easy to make using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Bold Butterfly Framelits, some ribbon, baker’s twine, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I stamped the fern twice in Pear Pizzazz ink without reinking. I love this sentiment!

Stampin Up Basic Butterfly Bookmark Idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to give books as gifts and enjoy making a handmade bookmark to tuck inside. There is plenty of room on the back to write a personal note. The Tag Topper Punch is the most used punch in my collection…a must have in my opinion.

Do you have a favorite book? Leave a comment and let’s see what everyone likes to read these days!

Have a wonderful evening!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Sending Wishes Your Way for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #5

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Wishes stamp set.Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, and Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. Find more card inspiration at www.juststampin.com

I really look forward to Thursdays and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It stretches my creativity to try different elements I may not have used otherwise.  I have found these challenge boards a quick & easy way to design a card…I just pick elements from the board! I hope you will give it a try and play along! Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I used all 9 elements on my card.  (Trust me, it’s really easy to do! )

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Wishes stamp set.Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, and Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. Find more card inspiration at www.juststampin.com

I had fun incorporating the different elements. I started with my pink (Flirty Flamingo) as that was the only color on the challenge board. (Easy decision and great starting point.) Next I chose the Designer Series Paper and this print from Pick A Pattern was another easy choice as it coordinated with the Flirty Flamingo (and I happen to Love it!). Then I chose a coordinating color (Tranquil Tide) from the pattern in the paper. I knew I would use a birthday sentiment and chose one of my favorite oldies but goodies, Butterfly Basics. I stamped the sentiment in my “pink” and cut out the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits.  By simply adding pearls to the die cut butterflies I completed three in a row across the center. (How easy is that!!!) Adding some ribbon completed this “summer” birthday card.  Here’s the details:

The Flirty Flamingo card base is cut at 4 ¼ x 11 and scored at 5 ½. The Tranquil Tide layer measures 3 ½ x 4 ¾. The Whisper White layer measures 3 ¼ x 4 ½. Both Designer Series Paper strips measure ¾ x 3 ¼. I used scraps of Whisper White and Tranquil Tide to cut the circles and butterflies. The butterflies are from the recently retired Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies. (I love the dies in this set and was sorry to see them go!) I adhered the butterflies to the card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I popped up the sentiment and center layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Here’s a close up.

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Now that you see how easy it is to create with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge board, I hope you will give it a try. You have until Tuesday at noon (CST) to enter. You do not need a blog to play along. Just pick 3 and create! Click HERE for all the details. And don’t forget to click HERE to see what the design team and others created this week.

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Timeless Tags Thinlit Dies, and Stitched Shapes Framelits. For details and more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics  Ink: Flirty Flamingo  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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L is for a Lever Fun Fold with Butterfly Basics

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I have a Lever Card for you. Spring is in the air and we released our butterflies at school today.  My Pre-K students love this every year!  We’ve watched them change from caterpillars to butterflies and now it was time to let them go. I was drawn to the Butterfly Basics stamp set for my fun fold card today.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday fun fold lever card using Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

I decided to use one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist, to go with the letter of the day.  I really didn’t think I was going to like this color but, after pairing it with black with last month’s Paper Pumpkin and now with Dapper Denim, it is really growing on me. I think sometimes it just takes the right color combination.  I often get asked how I choose the colors.  Most of the time I get my inspiration from clothing, bedding, home decor, magazines, HGTV, or our Designer Series Paper packs. For this card I chose the colors from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.  I love the way the paper packs have the coordinating colors printed right on the pack.  Makes it so easy!  I used the DSP to cut my butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits. I cut another butterfly from vellum using the Bold Butterfly Framelits and adhered the two with glue dots.

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Then I pulled the colors from the DSP to make the card.  The card base is Lemon Lime Twist cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  I cut a piece of 5 x 6 Very Vanilla for the inside and scored it at 2 and 4.  I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut a square out of the front of my card.

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I also used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut 3 squares the colors of my butterfly.  I stamped the top layer using the fern from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Lemon Lime Twist Ink. I stamped the inside and front of my card using sentiments from this set and Dapper Denim Ink.

Next, I applied adhesive to the back of the inside sentiment panel only and adhered it to the inside of the card.  Then I closed the card and applied adhesive just where the inside piece peeks through the front and attached the layered squares inside the square.

I attached the butterfly with some glue dots and added a few rhinestones. This card sits nice on a desk or shelf.  I also like that there’s a nice panel to sign the card.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday fun fold lever card using Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Here’s a short video showcasing the Butterfly Basics and Butterfly Thinlits Dies. *This is an older video.  She uses the magnetic plate and wax paper to cut out the butterfly die.  I highly recommend the Precision Base Plate and the thin die adapter.  I was able to cut my butterfly out easily just running it through the Big Shot once.  Much easier with better results!!!

She made some adorable cards with this stamp set and dies and you can too!  If you would like to purchase any of the materials I used on my card today, please Click HERE to visit my online store.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday fun fold lever card using Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics  Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim  Papers: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Vellum  Tools & Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Have a Lovely Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A is for Accordion Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  I am super excited about this series! I love fun fold cards (and boxes too)! Today I am showcasing an accordion fold card I made for my mom for Mother’s Day.

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My mom loves red so the color was an obvious choice.  I used the different designs from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Pack Stack as a backdrop for my letters. My inspiration for this fun fold came from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit a few years back, Layers of Gratitude. The kit contained accordion folded thank you cards and a little box to wrap them in.  I made my card with just 1 piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Real Red cardstock.  I cut 2 strips at 3 3/4 x 2 3/4.  I scored these at 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4. I was left with a strip measuring 1 x 11 which I used for a belly band to hold my card closed. The 8  DSP pieces measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I cut the letters out from Real Red cardstock using the Large Letters Framelits Dies.

I folded along the score lines in a mountain/valley fold and glued the two strips together by overlapping in the middle.  You are left with 7 spaces to decorate. Simply adhere the DSP then each of the letters. I stamped Happy and Day from the Crazy About You Stamp Set and adhered them with the inside sentiment. I think this will look nice on my mom’s bookcase where she displays photos and some of her favorite things.

I made a belly band with the leftover piece of 1 x 11 Real Red cardstock.  I simply wrapped it loosely around the closed card, cut the excess, and adhered it with Fast Fuse.  I used the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set to stamp and punch the sentiment. I attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It makes such a pretty presentation and a nice surprise when you slide off the belly band and open.

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Stamp Sets: Crazy About You (Retiring), Butterfly Basics  Ink: Real Red  Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Pack Stack (Retiring)  Tools & Accessories: Large Letters Framelits Dies, Decorative Label Punch (Retiring)

This is a fun fold you could use for many occasions…you could spell out anything from Welcome to Congrats for a new baby, retirement, graduation, etc.  It could even be used to showcase photographs to keep in your purse or display on your desk or shelf.  So many possibilities with just 1 sheet of cardstock.

Congratulations to Susan K. for guessing the theme of this ABC series!!!  I will send you a pack of Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack.  The 6 x 6 paper is great to use for today’s project, cards, or the treat holders I showcased HERE! Thanks to everyone who played along!  I had so much fun reading your responses and I got lots of great ideas for future ABC series.  I hope you will enjoy this series as we work our way through the alphabet with some fun folds! I shared that my inspiration for today’s accordion fun fold came from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits.  Well, here’s your chance to start your own Paper Pumpkin subscription and SAVE 25% off your first 3 months!

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Have an Awesome day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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O is for One Sheet Wonder with DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper to make 5 cards and envelopes from just one sheet of 12 x 12 DSP.

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One Sheet Wonder using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper

I love working with one sheet of 12 x 12 paper and seeing what I can make.  I wanted some quick cards so I cut my 12 x 12 sheet of Designer Series Paper into 6 4×6 inch pieces.  The Festive Birthday DSP coordinates with Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White cardstock so I pulled out a sheet of each to play with. Here’s how I put the cards together.

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Festive Birthday Thank You card

I trimmed a piece of precut 4 x 6 DSP to 4 x 5 1/4 and then just folded down one corner and adhered it to a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White.  I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Happenings Stamp Set in Tempting Turquoise ink to match my card base. I punched the flower from a scrap piece of melon mambo using the pansy punch.  I added a white perfect accent to the center and adhered it to my card with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I used the 3/4 x 4 inch leftover piece of DSP inside the card. (I just adhered it to the bottom of a piece of Whisper White measuring 4 x 5 1/4. I forgot to take a photo.  Sorry!)

I cut 2 pieces of 4 x 6 DSP in half to make 4 2×6 pieces to decorate the envelopes. I cut a 1/4 inch strip from each color of cardstock used for the card bases to put on the envelopes with the DSP.

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper Thank you card and matching envelope

My next card also uses a piece 4 x 6 DSP trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4. (This time I saved the 3/4 x 4 inch piece for another card.)  I love the way the Stampin’ Up! DSP is double sided.  Here I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut my butterfly from a piece of 2 1/4 x 5 Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Basics in Emerald Envy, cut the banner, and attached some Emerald Envy ribbon and a bow. I used a glue dot to adhere the butterfly and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Bold Butterfly birthday card idea using Butterfly Wishes stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The first 2 cards and envelopes used 3 pieces of the 4 x 6 DSP. For my next 2 cards I will use 2 more pieces.  I cut one piece of 4 x 6 DSP in half to make 2 3×4 inch pieces. (The other 4 x 6 piece is used for the envelopes.)

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper One Sheet Wonder

I adhered the 3 x 4 piece on to a Crushed Curry card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Words on Whisper White cardstock with Crushed Curry ink.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the sentiment and a scalloped circle from Emerald Envy cardstock.  I added a piece of the Emerald Envy ribbon with a glue dot and attached the sentiment layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off this quick & simple card.

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper One Sheet Wonder card and matching envelope

My next card uses the 3/4 x 4 ” piece of DSP leftover from trimming the striped paper on the banner card. (It could be used on the inside of a card or layered on the front like I did here.)

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper with Watercolor Words Stamp Set

I adhered the DSP to a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Words using Melon Mambo ink.  I wrapped some Melon Mambo thick Baker’s Twine and tied a bow before adhering it all to the card base using Fast Fuse.

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Festive Birthday and Watercolor Words

I cut my last piece of 4 x 6 DSP in half to make the card below. I attached the DSP to a Pumpkin Pie card base.  This card could easily be vertical or horizontal. This is one of those layouts I use again and again.  It seems to look different every time just by changing the DSP and matching cardstock, ribbon, cut out shape, and/or orientation.

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper One Sheet Wonder

I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sayings using Pumpkin Pie ink.  I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch and also punched one out from a scrap of Peekaboo Peach to layer the sentiment. I attached the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a Peekaboo Peach bow using a glue dot.

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Suite Sayings Stamp Set

How cool is it that you can make 5 quick cards using just 1 piece of 12 x 12 DSP?! When you add the different sentiments and embellishments no one would ever know it was just a 4 x 6 piece of paper that started it all!  They all look different. Do you have a favorite?

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Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper One Sheet Wonder set of cards

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper