G is for Gather Together (with a Kit To Go)

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I can’t seem to get enough of the Gather Together Stamp Set and Gathered Leaves Dies! I have been creating many projects with this bundle. I am offering 3 FREE Come to Gather tutorials with any purchase of $40 or more. Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials are exclusive and will not appear on my blog.  In addition, you will receive a handmade card from me along with a card kit to create it!  I appreciate each and every order! You can click on the link to shop my online store!

I am so excited to share today’s projects!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sample for the Gather Together Bundle on page 5 in the Holiday Catalog caught my eye and I knew I wanted to recreate it. Here’s the inspiration and my card side by side. I used the same stamp set but different color ink for my background. I layered mine with Gold Foil and added a strip of vellum.

Who knew the background was actually sponged using a mask?! Oh my, now I have another favorite technique! I have been having so much fun playing with the new Decorative Masks.  They are found on page 35 in the Holiday Catalog and I missed them the first few times I browsed through the catalog. Take a look at these fun designs.

Stampin' Up Basic Pattern Decorative Masks - for ideas, tutorials, card kits, and more visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

I used sponge daubers and 4 ink colors (Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake, and Delicata Golden Glitz) to get the effect I wanted. It was so much fun! I did the envelope too!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut the leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies from Grapefruit Grove, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze cardstock.  I love how the dies cut and emboss at the same time! I sponged the leaves with the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and popped them up with Dimensionals on top of the vellum strip and Gold Thread.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is one of the cards everyone made at my monthly card club and the ladies loved it! This sentiment works for a Thanksgiving or thank you card. Of course you can easily change the sentiment and use it for birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  I had the piece I used to demonstrate and not wanting to waste anything I decided to use it to decorate one of the new Gold Mini Pizza Boxes. Talk about easy! All I had to do was cut it to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and wrap the box with Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut and sponged the leaves the same as I did for the card and punched a 2 1/4″ vellum circle. I added the gold thread to tie in with the card and now I have a coordinating gift box. Here’s what I put inside….

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Mini Gold Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

… leaf shaped wax melts! The best part….I found them at the Dollar Store! (Remember….It’s all about the presentation! LOL) I stamped the large leaf from the stamp set in gold and the sentiment is from the same set (Gathered Leaves) stamped in Cajun Craze. The perfect little gift for a hostess.  It just so happens I will be needing this hostess gift for Sunday as I am going to a friend’s house to make “velvet” pumpkins. We were told to bring a glue gun, old tube socks or batting, and some fabric. I have no idea how to do this but it sounds like fun! Here’s another look at the card and gift.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So do you think you’d like to give this decorative mask project a try? If so, you are in luck because I am planning to provide this technique based “Decorative Masks Kit To Go” for my October kit! Here’s what the kit will include:

  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (set of 4)
  • 4 card kits (using the different masks)
  • Pre-cut supplies for all four cards. *Stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy.
  • Envelopes for each card
  • Punched items and/or die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments
  • Step-by-step photo tutorial to complete each card (sent via email)
  • Alternative technique ideas

The cost for this special product based technique kit is $20 (plus $3.50 shipping & handling).

You will be able to use the decorative masks again and again on future projects. You will need ink, sponge daubers (or sponges) and adhesive to complete the kit. You can adapt this kit to use inks you have.  I will include a complete supply list for each sample included with the tutorial.

Orders need to be placed by October 10th. *This is a firm deadline so I can order the decorative masks and get them shipped out to you by the end of the month.

Here’s how to reserve your kit:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Decorative Mask Kit” in the subject line. Make sure you include your address! Then send payment through PayPal. To do this, go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address. Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($23.50), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check.

I hope you are as excited about this technique kit to go as I am! It’s fun to try something new!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Pop Up Fun Fold Card Tutorial

Yesterday I shared a fun fold pop up card for the Pals Blog Hop. I have lots of photos to share with you in today’s tutorial so you can make one too! This pop up card is much easier to make than it looks and it really is fun! I can’t wait to make more!

Stampin' Up! Country Home and To A Wild Rose Fun Fold Thanksgiving card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the Details…

Materials & Measurements

  • Old Olive card base: 4 1/4″ x 8 3/8″, scored on the long side at 3/8″, 1 3/8″, 2 7/8″, 3 7/8″.
  • Old Olive DSP from Regals 6 x 6  DSP: 4″ x 4 1/4″, 2″ x 6″ for envelope flap
  • Pressed Petals DSP: 3″ x 4 7/8″, scored on the long side at 3/8″ and 1 3/8″, 4 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ for back layer, 1/4″ x 6″ for envelope
  • Very Vanilla stamped panels: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (front), 4″ x 4 1/4″ (back)
  • Gold Foil: scraps to punch leaves (Leaf punch and Every Season Punch Pack) and cut die (Botanical Tags)
  • Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon: 14″

Stampin' Up! Country Home and To A Wild Rose Fun Fold Thanksgiving card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Assembly

  • Fold and burnish score lines using a bone folder. Fold Old Olive cardstock forward, fold Pressed Petals DSP back
  • Adhere Old Olive DSP to the Old Olive card base.
  • Put Tear & Tape (or other strong adhesive such as Multipurpose Liquid Glue) along the 3/8″ score line. Fold up from 2nd score line and adhere.
  • Stamp sentiments on Very Vanilla cardstock with Golden Glitz Metallic Ink and Soft Suede. (I masked sentiments from Country Home and To A Wild Rose Stamp Sets.)
  • Punch and die cut leaves from Gold Foil using Leaf Punch, leaf from Every Season Punch Pack, and die from Botanical Tags Dies. Adhere to Very Vanilla panel.
  • Emboss sentiment layer with Subtle Embossing Folder for a linen look. Adhere to Pressed Petals DSP.
  • Add adhesive along 3/8″ strip of DSP panel and along bottom of card base. To adhere to card base:  Fold card base flat, center bottom of DSP along bottom of card base and adhere. Then fold adhesive on top of DSP down and adhere to card base.
  • Stamp sentiment for back of card on Very Vanilla. *Tip: For an easy masking technique when you want to stamp 2 colors, use the Stamparatus and a sticky note. First I stamped the sentiment in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink on to my cardstock.  I covered the words I didn’t want to stamp with a sticky note then inked my stamp again with Soft Suede and stamped. So easy!
  • Add leaf die above sentiment and adhere to DSP layer and to the back of card base.

Stampin' Up! Country Home Thanksgiving or Thank You Fun Fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Wrap ribbon around DSP on front of card and tie a bow on top.

Stampin' Up! Country Home and To A Wild Rose Fun Fold Thanksgiving card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Adhere DSP to envelope flap to coordinate.

I hope you will give this fun fold a try! Each month I include a fun fold card in my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go”! Would you like to receive my kit in the mail? My “Kit Buffet TO GO!” is intended to make it easy for you to be able to see and try out different products while being able to substitute different stamps you already have. You don’t have to worry about having coordinating designer series paper to go with the cardstock, the right color ribbon to match, or other embellishments…everything is in the kit!  You just need to stamp and adhere.

Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet TO GO cost:  $12 (plus $3 to cover shipping and handling)

Here’s how you can reserve your seat at the buffet table:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” in the subject line. *Make sure you include your mailing address! Then send payment through PayPal. To do this, go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address (j.stark@myactv.net). Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($15 which includes shipping), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check. I sold out the last 3 months so don’t wait to order! (To read what others are saying about my monthly card kits, click HERE.)

Just Stampin’ Buffet TO GO Kits include:

  • Pre-cut supplies for four projects (3 cards and a 3D project). *Stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy.
  • Envelopes for non 3D projects
  • Pre-punched items and/or die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments
  • Photo Tutorial and directions to complete each project (sent via email)

Orders need to be placed by September 24th.  I will email you when your kit is shipped (on or before September 30th) and will include the directions to put your kit together.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive Offer! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code.  *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop. 

*Orders of $40 or more receive EXCLUSIVE monthly tutorials (via email) featuring the Stamp of the Month, Gather Together (Sept.). Click HERE for more details.

September Host Code:  NDE26TXR

Project supply list. Click products to shop on-line!

Leaf Punch

$16.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

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We Have A Winner! Plus, It’s Time to Order My September Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet!

I really appreciate all the positive feedback regarding the Holiday Scavenger Hunt!  I am so glad you had fun checking out all the great products, tips, etc. in the new catalog.

Birds of a Feather

Before I announce the winner (Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!), here’s the questions with the answers…

  1. What stamp set can help make a difference by donating $3 of every sale toward Mental Health Organizations? Nature’s Beauty (p. 63)
  2. How many new inks are introduced in the Holiday catalog? What do they add to your stamped images? 3  Metallic Inks (p. 16) add shine 
  3. What’s the “best part of Christmas” according to the “Crowd”? family & friends (p. 10)
  4. How many new embossing folders are in the Holiday Catalog? 3 (Winter Knit p. 19, Hammered Metal p.31, Stylish Scroll p.53)
  5. Finish this sentiment…Nothing warms the heart quite like______. a good friend p.23
  6. I love word dies! Which new die sets have word dies? 3 (Jolly Season p.25, Wicked p.55, Cheers p. 58)
  7. What punch can you use to create a traditional Christmas cracker box? Ornament Punch p. 31
  8. Which new stamp set is reversible and allows you to stamp on both sides? Cup of Christmas p. 34
  9. Name a stamp set can you use for Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day? Everything Festive p.35 (*Birds of a Feather and To Every Season do not have New Year’s)
  10. What can you do to add subtle detail to your die cuts to give a tone-on-tone color and create a deeper imprint? Spritz your cardstock with water before cutting (p. 47)

It proved a little harder than I anticipated (many missed one or two). Our winner had all the right answers! And the winner is…..Barbara Fadel! Congratulations Barbara! Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop your holiday goodies in the mail!  Many thanks to all who played along! The new catalog is just filled with so many ideas and great tips. I see something new every time I flip through!

You still have a chance to receive some fun mail by participating in my card swap! Creativity is Calling! I would love to showcase your cards on my blog!  Read all about it HERE.

In other news, all product share orders and card kits were shipped out last week!  Woo Hoo! I hope you enjoy creating with your new goodies!

Would you like to receive my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet” in the mail? My “Kit Buffet TO GO!” is intended to make it easy for you to be able to see and try out different products while being able to substitute different stamps you already have. You don’t have to worry about having coordinating designer series paper to go with the cardstock, the right color ribbon to match, or other embellishments…everything is in the kit!  You just need to stamp and adhere.

Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet TO GO cost:  $12 (plus $3 to cover shipping and handling)

Here’s how you can reserve your seat at the buffet table:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” in the subject line. *Make sure you include your mailing address! Then send payment through PayPal. To do this, go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address (j.stark@myactv.net). Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($15 which includes shipping), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check. I sold out the last 3 months so don’t wait to order! (To read what others are saying about my monthly card kits, click HERE.)

Just Stampin’ Buffet TO GO Kits include:

  • Pre-cut supplies for four projects (3 cards and a 3D project). *Stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy.
  • Envelopes for non 3D projects
  • Pre-punched items and/or die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments
  • Photo Tutorial and directions to complete each project (sent via email)

Orders need to be placed by September 24th.  I will email you when your kit is shipped (on or before September 30th) and will include the directions to put your kit together.

Have a great day! Check back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive Offer! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code.  *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop. 

Orders of $40 or more receive EXCLUSIVE monthly tutorials (via email) featuring the Stamp of the Month, Gather Together (Sept.). Click HERE for more details.

September Host Code:  NDE26TXR

DSP Sale BUY 3, Get 1 FREE

Here’s the list of the select papers included in the sale! (Click on any image to view in my online store.)

Click HERE to view and print the DSP FLYER

Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive this month’s kit. 

Paper Pumpkin September 2019This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.”

Click HERE to subscribe to get in on the fun.

OnStage Novemeber 2019

I will be heading to Hartford, Connecticut in November for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Convention.  I would love to have you join me! Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is one of the best things I did for myself! I save on products for my stamping “therapy”, meet so many new friends with like interests, have tons of fun, and so much more! Contact me if you want to chat and find out more!  I welcome hobby demonstrators who  just want to save $ with no obligations! That’s one of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! …you get to do it your way! I joined because I loved the product and thought I would just get what I needed and that would be it! Six and a half years later and I’m still here with no intention of ending this journey! I never dreamed I would be blogging or running my own business! You just never know the possibilities until you try!