Little Ladybug Note Card & Gift Package

Do you believe ladybugs bring good luck? I was told that as a child and I remember looking through the grass trying to find them. This could be your lucky day because you don’t have to look in the grass to find some cute ladybugs! The Little Ladybug Stamp Set is available during Sale-A-Bration and it’s free when you place a party order or personal order of $300.  It’s a great time to gather your family and friends and have fun creating together!  Contact me if you would like to schedule a workshop and earn this adorable stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug stamp set - visit to find out how you can earn this set for FREE! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Earlier this week Stampin’ Up! released coordinating products to go with select Sale-A-Bration products. The ladybug Dies are one of my favorites!

Stampin' Up! Ladybug Dies coordinate with the Little Ladybug stamp set available during Sale-A-Bration - visit for more information and inspiration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I couldn’t wait to play with the Little Ladybug stamp set and coordinating Ladybug Dies.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug note card featuring the Ladybug dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to recognize and reward my team! One of my team members recently promoted and is also celebrating her one year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! I am so proud of her! I thought this sentiment from the Little Ladybug stamp set was perfect for the occasion. (This would also be a great sentiment for graduation cards or a coworkers promotion!)

Would you believe I used the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes to create this card?  I simply cut a piece of cardstock to cover the front of the card. Here’s all the details:

Materials & Measurements

  • Whisper White Note Card & Envelope
  • Real Red cardstock: 3 1/2 x 5 (for card front)
  • Golden Honey DSP- Striped Pattern: 1 1/4 x 3 1/2
  • Whisper White: 3 x 5 to cut Stitched So Sweetly Die, 1 x 1 1/2 to stamp sentiment, scraps to stamp ladybug and flower die cut
  • Basic Black cardstock: 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 for sentiment layer
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends in Real Red, Gray Granite, Old Olive, and So Saffron
  • Pool Party Ink and sponge dauber
  • Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals


  • Fold and burnish note card along the score line. Adhere the Real Red cardstock to the front of the card.
  • Adhere DSP strip across the middle.
  • Die cut 3 x 5 Whisper White with the Stitched So Sweetly Die. Then emboss with the Ladybug Die to create the “flying” stitched line.
  • Stamp the flower image on the die cut along the bottom right. Color stem and leaves with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
  • Stamp the flower and the ladybug on scrap white, color with Stampin’ Blends, and die cut with the Ladybug Dies.
  • Sponge around the flower with Pool Party ink using a sponge dauber.
  • Adhere flower with glue dots and ladybug with Stampin’ Dimensionals.Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug note card featuring the Ladybug dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Stamp sentiment with Momento ink and layer with black cardstock. Adhere to card.
  • Stamp and emboss envelope to coordinate. *Put a piece of scrap paper inside the envelope when you color the ladybug so it won’t bleed through.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug note card featuring the Ladybug dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I enjoy making cards to coordinate with gifts. Can you guess this gift?

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug note card featuring the Ladybug dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you guessed the Little Ladybug Stamp Set you are correct! To “wrap” the stamp set, I cut a piece of  Real Red cardstock to measure 7 1/2 x 11 and scored along the long side at 5 1/8 from each end.  Then I used a sponge dauber and black ink to create the spots. I folded along the score lines, placed the stamp set inside and wrapped it with Black Satin Ribbon. Quick & easy!

I would love to welcome YOU to my team! Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and get in on the EXTRA free stuff with the purchase of a completely customized starter kit!

  • Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $125 in products for $99 (that’s $26 in free products) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit included in your kit!
  • EXTRA – SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT BONUS!  Jan. 3 – March 31, 2020 ONLY!
  • a FREE new Mini Paper Cutter
  • a FREE 6 x 6 paper sampler of the new designer series paper
  • your choice of a FREE stamp set (any price)
  • SAVE 20% or more on personal demonstrator orders while you are active. You will have early access to NEW Catalogs and get to order new products early!
  • JOIN THROUGH ME!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you along the way. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. You will have access to the PALS private Facebook Groups where we chat, share ideas, ask questions, showcase our creations, have monthly webinars, participate in stamping discussions, prizes, polls, resources, and friendship! You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all inYou will also have the opportunity to attend OnStage events and get to meet the Stampin’ Up! family, get expert advice on running a successful business, and be the first to hear the latest Stampin’ Up! news. I would love to meet you at an event!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! If you maintain $300 in retail sales per quarter, you can continue to be a Demonstrator. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want more information!  I’d love to chat!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

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*Anyone who places an order in February will get their name put in a drawing to win the Little Ladybug Stamp Set! Winner will be announced March 1st!

Product List

Click HERE to view my previous post with more information about the Coordination Product Release.

Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order!  Here are the things you can expect when you place an order with me in February:

  • A handmade card in the mail with any order.
  • A drawing entry for the Little Ladybug Stamp set with any order in February.  *Winner announced March 1st.
  • 3 FREE exclusive card tutorials featuring the stamp of the month when you order $40 or more.  New tutorials every month! February tutorials feature the So Sentimental Stamp Set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies (shown on today’s card). *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. February Host Code: D4HPY34X
  • Bonus– Free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial if you purchase the Stamp of the month (So Sentimental).
  • Bonus – All 3 card kits featured in the tutorials if you purchase the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Purchase the Painted Poppies Stamp Set (featured in January) by Feb. 15th and receive 3 Free Card Tutorials using the bundle to help you start creating right away!
  • Free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 ordered (January – March 31st).
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Stampin' Up! 2020 Sale-A-Bration Brochure - to order visit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

C is for Congratulations

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! I’m looking forward to sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Today I want to share some congratulations cards! There are many different reasons to congratulate someone (a new job or job promotion, retirement, anniversary, engagement, new baby, graduation, etc.) Today’s cards feature a simple fun folding pop up gift card card or money holder.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions Congratulations card ideas for graduation, new job, etc. - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I can honestly say these cards are quick & easy to create! I made this graduation card in less than 30 minutes before I had to head out the door to the graduation party! I enjoy making graduation cards in the school colors which is why this one is gorgeous grape, silver, and black.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpHere’s the card details…The card base is 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4. Fold accordian style and add a strip of Tear & Tape along the score line as shown below.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grape pop up gift card/money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Fold the card and adhere. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch halfway in the middle of the fold then on each side.  (*Line the punch along the edge of the paper to do each side.)



Add a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside to stamp a sentiment or add a handwritten message. Insert cash, check, or gift card in the center slot for a fun pop up when the recipient opens the card.

Wrap the card in ribbon and add your layered sentiment to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the Friendly Expressions Stamp Set for both of my cards. I love the font and different sentiments in this stamp set.  It is on the retirement list which means tomorrow is the last day to order it before it’s gone for good.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The graduation cap is made with a 1 3/4 square of cardstock.  Take a 5 inch piece of Bakers Twine, fold in half and make a knot.  Fray the ends and adhere to the square with a glue dot.  Punch a 1/2″ circle and adhere on top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation gift card or money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the color combination on my next card, daffodil delight and gray granite.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions congratulation gift card/ money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is stamped on a piece of 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Whisper White and layered on a piece of 3 x 4 Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper.  I stamped and punched 2 daisies on Daffodil delight and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The gold faceted dots add the finishing touch. For this card I added a restaurant gift card on the inside for the newly retired recipient.

Stampin' Up pop up gift card holder using the Classic Label Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Thanks to Ronda Wade for the pop up gift card idea! I will be making more of these for upcoming graduations in different school colors!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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Congratulations Cards Product List (*Click on image to view in my online store.)

Daisy Punch



S is for Suites

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I am showcasing the Seven Suites featured in the Occasions catalog. Whether you’re a hardcore crafter or just starting out, you’ll love Stampin’ Up!’s product suites! Products in each suite coordinate perfectly, taking the stress out of combining colors, designs, and accents. That is what makes it fun and easy to create! Look at all the different projects you can create with these suites! Click on each of the images below to see the products offered in each suite.

Stampin Up Picture Perfect Party Suite birthday card and project ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Suite birthday and wedding card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Painted with Love card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Petal Passion all occasion card ideas for birthday, wedding, thank you, congratulations - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Tutti-Frutti Suite card and tag ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Myths & Magic Suite card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman masculine card ideas for birthday and Father's Day - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which one is your favorite suite? Leave a comment below and let’s see what everyone likes best! When I first saw all the different suites I was immediately drawn to Petal Passion.  Once I started playing with the stamps and items in the different suites, I seem to be using one a lot more than the others!  Check back tomorrow to find out which one!

Don’t forget to email me your answers to the catalog scavenger hunt I posted the other day! You have until midnight (EST) tonight to respond.  You could win some blog candy!!! Click HERE for all the information.

Have a Sweet Day!

Just Stampin’


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Sale A Bration

DO NOT wait until the last minute!! As we head into the last days of Sale-A-Bration some of the gift options will sell out.

Check out these additional ways to shop and save in March!

  • New Sale -A- Bration items!! – more added March 15!
  • My Birthday Party kit – FREE with every order in the month of March!
  • Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet – 3 card kits and a 3D project for $10!  For more details and ordering information click HERE.
  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level! 
  • Two FREE Stamp Sets when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration.  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
  • Save 10% on Bundles
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details. *When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 alternate kit ideas in the months you receive the kit.
  • 50% off your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin – for NEW subscribers!  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418.)
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