A CASE for Inspiration

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies card ideas with Celebrate Sunflowers, Seaside Notions, and Healing Hugs - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you sometimes find yourself in a creative block and in need of some inspiration? I think it happens to all of us at one time or another! That’s when I search Pinterest for something that catches my eye. Then, I CASE it! “CASE” is often referred to as Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Share with Everyone or Copy And Selectively Edit. I find I do more of the latter. When I’m creating I often try different versions and sometimes, by the time I’m done, it ends up totally different than my inspiration.  Sometimes you just need a place to start to get your mojo back.

Here’s what you can do if you need a dose of inspiration:

Choose one aspect of your chosen inspiration piece, and copy it on a new project.

  1. Copy the layout
  2. Copy the color scheme
  3. Copy the technique

My cards today were inspired by my upline, Mary Fish. Here’s her card:

Stampin' Up! Lovely You card idea - visit my CASE version at juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I was drawn to the simple layout design as well as the Designer Series Paper. (I love polka dots!!!) Mary created her beautiful card using Misty Moonlight (which I love!) but I decided to give the 2019-2021 In Colors some love! I substituted the Butterfly Gems for the heart. I also decided to change the layout from vertical to horizontal and rather than layer the whole piece of DSP, I just added strips along the sides and repeated that on my coordinating envelopes. Here’s a closer look at each of my cards.Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies birthday card idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Thinking of You card idea with Seaside Notions stamp set- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Thank You card idea with Celebrate Sunflowers - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Celebrate You all occasion card idea with Celebrate Sunflowers - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Get Well card idea with Healing Hugs - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I thought this would make a great gift set of all occasion cards. All 5 cards & envelopes fit easily into a Stampin’ Up! acetate card box. I just wrapped some In Color Scalloped Linen  Ribbon around my box and my gift set was complete! *Just put the card on top for the reason you are giving it to the recipient (thank you, birthday, etc.). Quick & Simple!

Stampin' Up! 2019-2021 In Color All Occasion gift set of card ideas in acetate box - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the card measurements:

Card Base (Thick Whisper White): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper (2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Assortment): 3 x 4 1/4, 3/4 x 4 3/8
In Color Cardstock: 3 x 3 to cut die, 2 strips 1/2 x 4 1/2, 1 strip 1/2 x 4 3/8 (envelope)
Whisper White: 1″ x various lengths – punch ends with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch

Supplies for today’s projects:

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Seaside Notions, Healing Hugs  Papers:  2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortment, Thick Whisper White, Rocco Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Whisper White  Inks: Rocco Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Highland Heather  Accessories:  Painted Labels Dies, Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, Butterfly Gems, Acetate Card Box, In Color Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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U is for Under The Tree (for Under $25!)

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Do you have gifts to buy for crafty friends or family? Check out these crafting products for gift ideas that are Under $25…

Give your crafty friends and family what they really want…Stampin’ Up!!!

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Perhaps you would like one (or more) of these gifts for yourself.  I would be happy to serve as “Santa’s Elf” and make sure you get what you want.  Simply email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your wish list and contact information for who you would like me to share this information with or you can print a Stampin’ Up Wish List to share with others. Can’t decide? Tell your loved ones to purchase a gift certificate through me. I will wrap the gift certificate in a pretty card ready to deliver!

I purchased the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin for my mom’s birthday last month.  She loves to give my handmade cards so I stamped some different sentiments and decorated the cards with flowers I fussy cut from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Then I put them back in the tin and wrapped it with ribbon and tied a bow.  The pink & gold tin is so gorgeous by itself there’s no need for wrapping paper! Here’s a photo of her birthday card and some of the cards I made for her. (*You get 12 cards and 12 scalloped envelopes included with the tin.) Some of the stamp sets I used (as well as the Large Number Dies) are retired; however, many different sentiments will work.  Use what you have!

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Laser-Cut birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Bird Ballad Laser-Cut all occasion card ideas using Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Laser Cut cards & tin gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What are you hoping to find under your tree this year? Leave me a comment and I’ll pick one lucky winner to receive a gift from me.

Be sure to check back to find out the lucky winner!! It could be you!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Coloring with Stampin’ Blends for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #30

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! How would YOU like to be a guest designer? Simply play along and each week someone will be chosen to be a future guest designer.  Here’s this week’s challenge board…

TTTC board #30

The “No Sentiment” box popped out at me.  I rarely make a card without a sentiment on the front so I thought I would challenge myself to use that element this week. I created a gift set of 3 x 3 cards.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to color (which may be one reason why I teach Pre K)!  I have shared many different coloring techniques on my blog (using aqua painters, blender pens, sponge daubers, etc.) For this project I used my Stampin’ Blends and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

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The black and white designs are great on their own but I really like how you can customize the designs.  The flowers are so vibrant using the Stampin’ Blends and trust me, it is so easy to do…the markers do the work for you!

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out these videos from Stampin Up to learn more!

Click HERE to view the Stampin’ Blends brochure to see all the colors available as well as the Color Me Happy Kit and Stamp Set. Here’s a close up of each of the cards I colored.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am thrilled the pizza boxes from the Holiday Catalog made it on Carryover List. They are perfect for 3 x 3 cards and envelopes or food items.
Stampin Up Pizza Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The DSP is 3 x 3 layered on a 3 1/4 Black square. I covered the top of the box with a 3 1/2 square of Rich Razzleberry and covered the sides with 1 x 3 1/2 strips in the same color. I added the gorgeous Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon as the finishing touch!  You could easily give the set of cards in black & white and let the recipient color them or enjoy some “coloring therapy” and give the set complete as I have done. Either way I think it makes a nice little gift.  I love having note cards on hand for any occasion and these fit the bill.  Stamp a sentiment inside or write a personalized note.
Here’s a tip for when you color with the Stampin’ Blends…put a piece of scrap paper under the image you are coloring becasue the color will bleed through.  You will want to adhere your colored piece to another layer. I cut my DSP in to 3 x 3 sqaures for this project.  I colored then adhered them on to 3 x 6 Thick Whisper White Cardstock (scored at 3″).  I hope this project inspires you to find time to create some handmade kindness!
You can purchase any of the products used to make today’s project from my online store or click on the images below for more information.  I invested in all the Stampin’ Blends and realize that can be a bit pricey starting out; however, I suggest you break it up over the next 3 months during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – Mar. 31) and earn a FREE item each time (with a qualifying purchase)!
Come play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Click HERE to see what the other design team members created!
Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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