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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Be sure to check out my Just Stampin’ Rewards below! I am offering a special Buy One, Get One ($ for $) when you shop with me in August! I have been cleaning out my retired products and hope to find new crafting homes for these items.  After you place an online order with me in August, you can choose retired products valued up to the amount of your purchase (before tax, Shipping & Handling). You will get these items FREE…you just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. Check out my Retired Products HERE. I am continuing to update as products are claimed and I clean out. Email me your list and I will let you know the shipping cost. *Priority will be given based on when the online order was received.

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
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  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorial with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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Double Z-Fold Tutorial

Yesterday I posted a double Z fun fold card featuring the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. Here’s another look at that card. (*You can click HERE if you would like to view the original post.)

I love the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle! This bundle is one of My Favorite Things from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  You can see all of My Favorite Things HERE. Today I have another version of this Double Z-Fold card to share with you.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Whenever I make a card I like to try different things so I usually end up with more than one. One difference in the two cards is obviously the colors. I used different patterns from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper and cardstock to coordinate.  I love the new In Colors and can’t decide which is my favorite, Misty Moonlight or Just Jade. Another difference in my cards is the sunflower. I cut the sunflower on the Misty Moonlight card from patterned DSP. For the Just Jade card I stamped the sunflower with So Saffron ink on Bumblebee cardstock. What do you think? Do you have a preference?

Here’s the details to make this card:

Measurements

  • Card Base (Misty Moonlight or Just Jade): 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • Second Z-fold layer (Cinnamon Cider): 3 1/4 x 10 scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
  • Embossed layers (Cinnamon Cider): 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 for top panel, 2 pieces 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 for bottom 2 panels
  • DSP strips (Flowers For Every Season): 1 x 4 3/8 for top panel, 2 pieces 1 x 2 5/8 for bottom 2 panels
  • Bumblebee cardstock: 2 pieces 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 to cut sunflower layers (or cut 1 from DSP for bottom layer)
  • scraps of Just Jade (to stamp and cut 4 leaves), Cinnamon Cider (to stamp and cut center of sunflower), and Whisper White (to stamp sentiments with Bumblebee Ink)
  • Just Jade Ribbon : 8 1/2″

Directions

  1. Fold and burnish score lines.
  2. Emboss the 3 Cinnamon Cider layers with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. (*I have an older retired brick embossing folder so I embossed it first with the Tasetful Textile embossing folder then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Brick embossing folder to achieve the textured look you would get with the newer EF.)
  3. Sponge the brick using a sponge dauber and the Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink Pad.
  4. Adhere the embossed brick pieces to the Cinnamon Cider Z fold base.
  5. Adhere the DSP strips to the brick layers.
  6. Adhere Tear & Tape to the back of the ribbon. Peel and adhere to the brick and secure on the back the piece at the bottom. Z fold tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  7. Adhere the Z fold layers. The easiest way to assemble is to line up the top first so it is centered. Then lift the top and add multipurpose glue and secure it down. The bottom piece gets glue all over the back then just close the card on top.
  8. Stamp sunflower on Bumblebee cardstock with So Saffron Ink and cut with sunflower outline die. (Or cut DSP with die.)
  9. Cut an adhesive sheet 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and adhere to Bumblebee cardstock. Cut out detailed sunflower (top layer).  Stampin Up Sunflower Dies and Adhesive Sheets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  10. Peel and adhere detailed sunflower to sunflower layer. *if you do not have adhesive sheets you can use multipurpose liquid glue and a sponge dauber to apply glue to back of detailed die.
  11. Stamp sunflower on Cinnamon Cider cardstock with Cinnamon Cider ink and cut out with die. Snip petals off and adhere to center of sunflower.
  12. Stamp 4 leaves on Just Jade cardstock with Just Jade ink and cut with leaf die.
  13. Adhere sunflower to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere leaves with glue dots.
  14. Stamp sentiments on Whisper White with Bumblebee Ink and cut with paper snips, dies or punch. Adhere to card. Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Can you spot any other differences? (This reminds me of those pictures in Highlights magazines from the doctors office when I was little! I loved doing those!) Which one do you prefer? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold birthday or thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Don’t forget to decorate your envelopes to coordinate!  There are so many different ways to do that…stamp, emboss, add DSP. How do you dress up your envelopes?

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am having so much fun with this stamp set and dies! I am featuring the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle in my Monthly Tutorials for July. You can get 3 exclusive card tutorials with any purchase of $40 or more from my online store! You will also receive one of the cards included in the tutorial (pictured below) as my thank you card for ordering from me!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Thank you fun fold pocket card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect in addition to BONUS DAYS COUPONS when you place an online order with me in July:

  • Handmade thank you card (featured HERE) in the mail with any order.
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  • Free card kit –  Purchase the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase.

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  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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