E is for Encouragement

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Today’s card is for times when we want to encourage a friend or family member.  Good Luck is the perfect sentiment to send someone for an upcoming surgery, exam, interview, new job, etc.  My friend, Margie, has been wanting a stamp set like this. I hope she likes this card!

Stampin' Up! Believe You Can Good Luck card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My Stampin’ Up! order came last week and I received the Believe You Can stamp set as a Host Reward. (Ask me how you can earn this stamp set for your collection!)

Stampin' Up! Believe You Can Stamp Set - Ask me how you can earn this stamp set! - Jeanie Stark juststampin.com StampinUp

I love how you can change the sentiment in the banner for different occasions. (I am also in love with the quote from Teddy Roosevelt.) This is a versatile stamp set and one I knew I had to have!

I colored the stamped image with my Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies. These double stitched dies cut the image and the border piece.  Double whammy! I can use the leftover piece on another card!

Stampin Up Stitched Nested Labels Dies - to order visit www.juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used one die to cut the stamped image and a larger die to cut the Designer Series Paper.  I like the way it looks like another layer with the border from the card base  You can see how it’s stitched around the edges.

Stampin' Up! Believe You Can Good Luck card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I thought the leaves on the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper would be a good background for the stamped image.  The designs in this paper pack are all soft shades of green. You can use this paper with many different color combinations.

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Stampin' Up! Believe You Can Good Luck card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s all the details if you would like to make this card:

  • Card Base: Mint Macaron Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • DSP Layer:  5-1/4″ x 4″.  Cut the center using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and glue to card front.
  • Stamped Layer: Whisper White Cardstock 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Stamp the image and sentiment using Memento Black Ink.  Color with Stampin’ Blends: Rich Razzleberry  Combo, Mint Macaron Combo, Petal Pink Combo, and So Saffron Combo. Cut with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and glue to the center of the card base.
  • Color Rhinestone Basic Jewels with Stampin’ Blends and adhere to flower centers.
  • Embellish the envelope with a 1/4″ strip of Mint Macaron cardstock and a 2 x 6 piece of DSP.  Trim around the flap with Paper Snips.

Stampin' Up! Believe You Can Good Luck card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I bet you know someone who would appreciate this card! This is what I love about creating and sharing cards…encouraging and supporting others with a little handmade kindness!

I’ve been busy getting my Product Share Buffet orders ready to ship!  You are going to love the new “suite” selections.  If you missed out on my Product Share Buffet, Click HERE to read all about it.  If there is enough interest I will do a second round. (Afterall, it is an All You Can CrEATe Buffet!!!  LOL)

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’


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Sending Positive Thoughts with Happiness Surrounds

Stampin Up Happiness Surrounds and Garden Impressions card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Happiness Surrounds stamp set has a great variety of sentiments! I am always looking for just the right sentiment for each card I make and “sending positive thoughts” is just what is needed for someone who is going through treatment or having a tough time. There are different occasions when thinking of you is just not quite enough and this one will do the job! *This stamp set is only available in November while supplies last. Check out the variety of sentiments and images.
Stampin Up limited edition Happiness Surrounds stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
*This stamp set coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits and is part of the Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase.

Snowflake Showcase Limited Time Only

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I love the colors (So Saffron and Night of Navy) on this card! Stampin’ Up! really rocks color coordination.  It’s easy to chose the colors for the card layers from the prints in the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack. The work is done for you!

Stampin Up Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper

I was inspired to do this fun ribbon embellishment from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I just added some adhesive where I wanted the ribbon to go and then adhered my stamped image and sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base (scored at 5-1/2″), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, scrap to punch 1-3/8″ Circle, 1/4″ x 6″ strip (for envelope)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 3″ x 3″ panel, Layering Circles Framelits
  • Whisper White –  3″ x 3″ to stamp and cut image with Layering Circles die, scrap to stamp and punch sentiment with 1 1/4″ punch, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Garden Impressions DSP – 2″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2″ x 6″ (for envelope flap)

Stampin Up Happiness Surrounds card idea for encouragement - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

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Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Coming soon….

The 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

I can’t wait to create and share some of the awesome new products!  I am so excited about the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the most awesome bundle, Well Said. This bundle has all kinds of words to mix and match to make your own sentiments and it includes word dies!!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!! There’s also 2 new Blend colors (I love my Stampin’ Blends!!!), some gorgeous DSP and ribbons, and so much more!!!  I will be offering my very popular “Suite” product shares again as well as a ribbon share and Designer Series Paper share so you can get just what you want at a fraction of the cost! Make it easy for your family this holiday and tell them you want a gift certificate from me!  I’ll be happy to make sure you get what’s on your wish list! Contact me for details!

B is for Bridge Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today I am sharing a new fold (new to me at least) called the bridge fold.  Linda Heller shared this fold created by Debbi Muche.  This is a fun card that can stand up on a desk. My version uses the High Tide Stamp Set (which I absolutely love).


I had a request to make a card for someone that is going through chemo. I think the sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for encouragement and support!

High Tide Stamp Set

The bridge fold is quick & easy to make (just the way I like it)!  Start with a piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/4 x 8.  Score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.


Fold and crease the score lines so you have the shorter ends in the front and the larger panel set back.  I chose By the Shore Designer Series Paper to use on my panels but you could easily use the stamps in the set to create your own watery background. I cut 2 pieces of DSP at 1 x 4 and 1 at 2 3/4 x 4.  I wanted my panels to look like one continuous flow so I started with a 6 x 4 piece and cut them in order to line up across the panel.


I stamped the center panel using Basic Black and Dapper Denim ink. I cut a 1 x 5 1/2 strip of Crumb Cake and stamped it using Sahara Sand ink. I fussy cut along the top part of the strip. I used Fast Fuse just on the ends and adhered this strip to the panel.  The lighthouse is two step stamping.  This is a photopolymer stamp set which makes it easy to see and do. First I stamped the outline in Real Red ink on Shimmery White cardstock.  Then I stamped the details in Basic Gray ink and fussy cut it out.  I used foam adhesive strips just along the bottom and side to pop up the lighthouse. I love how it turned out! It even folds flat to fit in the envelope to mail!


Linda Heller’s version used the new Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (available June 1st).  I CASEd her design (with a few changes) to make this birthday card for my friend, Caroline.


These are so much fun to make and the possibilities are endless.  My mind is racing with more card ideas I want to make using this fold! If you decide to give this fold a try I would love to see what you create.  Email me a photo (j.stark@myactv.net).


Stamp Set: High Tide (143006)  Inks: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Real Red  Paper: Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, By the Shore Designer Series Paper (141640)  Tools & Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Foam Adhesive Strips

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By The Shore paper

I hope you will check back tomorrow to see what fold I have for the letter C.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Just Stampin’


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