Celebrate with Me…One of My Favorite Card Designs

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my 10th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month. Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter my 10 Days of Giveaways! I love sharing some of my favorite products, exclusive tutorials, card kits and more! Welcome to Day 7! Today’s project is one of my favorite “go to” card designs.
Stampin' Up! Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Day card idea for a friend- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love the way this floral DSP looks like it could be a field of clover! You can get the 6×6 Designer Series Paper Assortments in all of the different color families (Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and In Colors). I used Granny Apple Green from the Brights Collection.
Stampin' Up! 6x6 Designer Series Paper Assortment in Brights-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I really like all 4 designs in this year’s assortment packs. I’m a big fan of polka dots and florals and love that I can get them in every color now!
Stampin' Up! Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Day card idea for a friend- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used the Lucky Clover stamp set to create today’s cards. If you were lucky enough to get the bundle before the punch sold out, good for you! However, if you didn’t, no worries! This is a fun stamp set on it’s own! And you can easily fussy cut the clover if you want.
Stampin' Up! Lucky Clover stamp set- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I remember spending hours when I was young sitting in the grass looking for 4 leaf clovers! (I know for a fact they are hard to find! LOL) Today’s card showcases this stamp set and you don’t need to punch or fussy cut. I like the look when you stamp a sentiment and image on top. I used the Layering Circle Dies to cut the sentiment out and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stampin' Up! Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Day card idea for a friend- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I added the cascading shamrocks with the sentiment on the inside and stamped the envelope to coordinate.

I love this card design for several reasons: it’s quick and easy, showcases the beautiful DSP, and can be used with many different sentiments. It is obvious from the collection of cards below that I use this design a lot!
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You can alter the size of the DSP depending on what you are adding. For today’s notecard, I cut my DSP 3×3 so you get 4 cards from 1 6×6 sheet! I added a coordinating cardstock layer that is just 1/8″ larger. Notecards are my favorite for thank you cards and a quick little note when I need to send multiples!  You get 20 pre-scored cards & envelopes in a pack! I love to get a big bang for my buck and this does it! I usually add at least one pack of notecards to every order! They come in white or vanilla.

*Tip: For a regular A2 card, cut the DSP 3×4 to get the best use of your 12 x 12 DSP.

My daughter and my sister are visiting this week and we are having so much fun together! I love to make little favors to leave in their rooms or on the dinner table throughout the week. I found a different twist to my pretzel m&m’s recipe that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. These are made with Rolo candy in the center to keep the “shamrock” together. They are so cute and oh so yummy!!!!!
Stampin' Up! Clear Envelopes and St. Patrick's Day pretzel treats-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Click HERE for the link to the recipe. (I used pretzel sticks instead of candy pop sticks.)

Do you have a “go to” card design? Leave a comment below to enter today’s drawing. You could be the next winner in my 10 Days of Giveaways!

Let’s get to today’s random winner…. Carol Busby! Congratulations Carol! Email me your address and I will mail you my March Fun Folds Card Kit and tutorials (to be sent the end of this month).

Here are our winners so far!
Day 1- Dawne– Hello, Irresistible card kit & tutorial
Day 2 – Mary Hopfner – bay window fun fold card kit
Day 3 –Nancy H. – Paper Pumpkin Box
Day 4 – EVERYONE who participates in my birthday card swap! Click HERE for details. (*Please leave a comment if you plan to participate so I can make a card for you.)
Day 5 – Pat V.- 3D embossing folder and ribbon
Day 6 – Carol Busby – Just Stampin’ Fun Fold Card Kit & 3D Project Buffet

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Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

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Stampin' Up! Lucky Clover St. Patrick's Day card idea for a friend- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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Happy 90th Birthday to Sister Corda!

Last week I had my monthly get together with my Paper Pumpkin Players.  Everyone put together their kits and made lots of alternative cards and projects (Thanksgiving table favors, boxes, etc.) but the fun didn’t stop there. After spending the afternoon crafting we surprised Sister Corda with a Paper Pumpkin Party in honor of her 90th birthday!  She is one of the most amazing people I know and she loves her Paper Pumpkin kits and crafting as much as I do!

Sister Corda

Before I share pictures of our Paper Pumpkin get together and surprise dinner party, I want to show you one of the cards and gifts I “wrapped” for Sister Corda. I had a special request to make a 90th birthday card for Sister Corda (and to order her a new set of the standard cutting pads for her Big Shot).  Here is the card I made.

Stampin Up Party Pop Up Thinlits and Large Number Dies Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made a double z fold card. (Click HERE  for directions and to see the one I made previously for my daughter.) I used the Large Numbers Framelits to cut the 90 from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I used the Party Pop-Up Thinlits to cut the Happy Birthday die then I cut it apart to go across the front.  The inside sentiment is from a retired stamp set and was the perfect saying for Sister Corda. I stamped the sentiment then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

Stampin Up Party Pop Up Thinlits and Large Number Dies 90th Birthday Fun Fold Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to wrap the cutting pads in matching DSP so I used the envelope punch board and a piece of 12 x 2 DSP to make a large envelope to hold the cutting pads. It was easy to make following the directions right on the envelope punch board. The standard cutting pads fit perfectly inside!

I decorated the large custom envelope by placing the card in a clear envelope and adhering it to the front of the package.  I added some Mint Macaron ribbon and it was complete and ready to deliver.

Stampin Up 90th Birthday card idea using Party Pop Up Thinlits and Large Numbers Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a few of the Paper Pumpkin projects we made. Pictures below is one of the alternative cards Sister Corda made with the leftover punched leaves from the kit. She sponged the leaves and embossed trees and added a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.

Alternative card from Paper Pumpkin kit using the Woodland Embossing Folder and sponging technique.

Paula made the box using one of the cards in the kit. (Check back tomorrow for directions how to make it.)

Good things come in little boxes!!


I love crafting with these ladies! (Unfortunately Margie had to leave early before this picture was taken.)

Bud vase made with test tube from September 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

I surprised Sister Corda with one of her favorite dinners (Maryland crab cakes) and an ice cream cake for dessert. Everyone popped their “pumpkin” crackers and adorned their party crowns.




Please join me in wishing Sister Corda a Happy Birthday!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



Thursday Treats


Today’s treats are for 12 lovely ladies.  These ladies are local hairdressers and work hard! Not only are they on their feet all day making the rest of us look good; they work to help the community as well. They sell my cards at their shop and together we raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.



When I go to get my hair done and replenish the cards, I bring them a little thank you gift. They are always so appreciative.  Today I am bringing them some delicious chocolate from France. I stamped on the back of my business cards and wrapped them in Stampin’ Up 2 x 8 Cellophane Bags. (I did cut the tops of the bags down a bit.) These bags can be used for all kinds of gifts and treats and are a great deal…you get 50 for $3.oo.

I hope they like their chocolate treats as much as I appreciate them.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’