A Graduation Card for Ariane

Today would have been my daughter’s graduation ceremony from Georgia Tech. I have shared many “Ariane” stories over the last 4 years and you all have been there to help me through the empty nest syndrome and many other life “surprises”. Thank you!!  As you may recall it was Ariane who suggested I start blogging and set this all up before she left for college (so “I wouldn’t miss her so much”).  It’s hard to believe 4 years have passed!

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While this is not the graduation we envisioned, I appreciate that Georgia Tech had a virtual online celebration yesterday. We watched together and enjoyed listening to the messages from the President, Deans, Alumni, and others.  We celebrated at home with a special dinner and of course I made her a card to congratulate her on her milestone achievement.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The embossing folder I used is not Stampin’ Up! but it is one she bought for me so I knew she would like it. I also used some retired brushed gold cardstock as it was a match for the school colors. I made the tassel with Whisper White Baker’s twine. The stamp set is Seriously The Best (and I’m sad to say it is on the retirement list). It is an awesome set with bold all occasion sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best Stamp set - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Stitched Stars Dies and a sentiment from Daisy Lane on the inside of her card.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Lane and Stitched Stars Dies Graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment couldn’t be more true! She has worked hard to achieve her goals! Four years ago when she told me her goal was to be an epidemiologist and work for the CDC, I had no clue! Now everyone in the world knows about epidemiology!

Please allow me a proud mama moment as I share the next chapter in her life.  Ariane was accepted in to a PhD program at UMass Amherst. She will certainly be in the forefront researching and studying the Coronavirus. She is very excited. I am so happy for her! She has a promising future ahead of her!

I would love it if you could leave a comment for Ariane.  She reads my blog and it will be a nice surprise for her “Graduation Day”.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Life is Better with a Friend Like You

Hello Stamping Friends! How are you doing? I know this is a stressful time for everyone and I am so thankful for my stamping business! Some days I feel like my “creative therapy”, friends & family, are the only things keeping me sane! We have not been able to buy toilet paper in the last 7 weeks even though it has been on our pick up order every week! I finally found some to order online; however, it never arrived! Enough about that! Let’s get on with today’s project.

I have several friends with upcoming birthdays and I wanted to make them a special card. I love fun fold cards and couldn’t wait to try this new fun fold I learned from Ronda Wade. It’s called a Stand Up Card. You can see how it got it’s name.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details to make a Stand Up Card:

Measurements

  • Card Base (Mint Macaron): 4 1/4 x 11, scrap to cut scalloped circle from Layering Circle Dies
  • DSP Panels (from Ornate Garden): Cut 2 @ 7/8 x 4 3/8, cut 1 @ 2 1/8 x 4 3/8
  • Whisper White: 7/8 x 4 1/8 strip for the bottom, 4 x 4 1/4 for the back, scrap to stamp and cut with Stitched Shapes Die

Directions

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/2 (*This will be the only full score you make.)
  2. Flip the cardstock and place the longer side of the card base in the trimmer and line up the left side at the 2 inch mark. Score from the top of the card down to the 1″ mark.  Then score from 3 1/4″ mark to the bottom of the card.
  3. Line up the card along the 1″ mark in the trimmer. And repeat the same scores…Score from the top of the card down to the 1″ mark. Then score from the 3 1/4″ mark to the bottom of the card. *You will have 2- 1″ score lines at the top and 2- 1″ score lines at the bottom of the card.
  4. Put the 4 1/4 side in the trimmer and line up at 1″ on the left. Cut from the 1″ score line at the bottom to the full score line above.
  5. Line up the card at 1″ on the right side of the blade. Cut from the 1″ score line at the bottom to the full score line above.
  6. Next you need to score between the cut lines at 1″ from the score line at top of the card.  The easy way to do this is to line up the card base at 5 1/2″ on the trimmer. *The full score line will be at the 1″ mark. Then score between the cut lines.
  7. Fold and burnish along the full score line.  Your card should look like this.Stampin' Up! Stand Up Fun Fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  8. Then lift between the cut lines and fold the top score line back. The bottom scores will fold back and forward. Burnish all score lines with a bone folder.
  9. Adhere Designer Series Paper strips to the front of the card as shown.Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Fun Fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  10. Stamp sentiment from Peaceful Moments on Whisper White strip with Early Espresso Ink and adhere to the bottom of the card. Stamp daisy from Daisy Lane in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once. Stamp Happy Birthday in Early Espresso ink above the daisy and cut out with the Stitched Shapes Circle Die.
  11. Color the center of the daisy with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and adhere to Layered Circle. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Stamp sentiment and daisy on Whisper White panel and adhere on the back.  Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  13. Wrap Mint Macaron ribbon around the center panel and tie a bow.
  14. Decorate the envelope flap with 1/4 strip of Mint Macaron and 2 x 6 piece of DSP and trim to cut off excess. Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am loving the new Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper! I also love how the daisy prints coordinate so well with the Daisy Lane Stamp set and matching punches!

Today is my friend Jill’s birthday. (I’d love for you to leave a comment below and wish Jill a Happy Birthday!) I made another version of this fun fold card for her. She really loves bees and even has a bee tattoo. I think she will like this card!

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments and Honey Bee Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Golden Honey DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had fun stamping the back of the card too! There’s still plenty of room to add a personal note.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Golden Honey DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Honey Bee Stamp Set and Detailed Dies I used to create this card for Jill is retiring! Yesterday I shared my Retiring Special Offer….you can get my Honey Bee exclusive tutorials, a card kit, and a sample of 6 X 6 Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper with the purchase of this bundle from my online store. If you’ve been thinking about getting this bundle, don’t wait any longer. Click HERE for more details.

Do you have a favorite today? Leave a comment below. I love hearing from you!

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy

N is for Note

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! I love the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes. These are the perfect size for a handwritten thank you card or to send a quick note to a friend.

Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes come in sets of 20 in Whisper White, Very Vanilla and the NEW Scalloped with dainty scalloped edges on the cards and matching envelopes. The new Scalloped set has 5 each of 4 colors (Balmy Blue, Old Olive, light pink, or Terracotta Tile).  These are adorable and the best part is they are super economical!

Stampin Up Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes - for more inspiration and to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have been on a roll making note cards and have lots of ideas to share with you today starting with my new favorite, the Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes.

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thinking of You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thank You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used A Little Lace Stamp Set and stamped the background image in Early Espresso. The new medium daisy punch is the same size as the flower image.  (I just love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates products!) I had fun with the daisy punch and cut some from white cardstock, colored cardstock, designer series paper, and also stamped some using the Daisy Lane stamp set. Here’s a look at each of the different cards.

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace and Flourishing Phrases Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thank You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thinking of You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace and Daisy Lane Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Brights and In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper Packs to cut the strips I adhered along the bottom. I accented the daisies with the Gold Gems and In Color Faceted Dots.

I got the Delightful Day stamp set for free at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage convention. I couldn’t wait to make the cards shown on page 34 in the annual catalog using the Scalloped Note Cards. Look how cute these cards look with the stamped flowers.

Stampin Up Celebrate With Cake baby card idea using Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes - for more inspiration and to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The White Stampin’ Chalk Marker and colored markers add a beautiful finishing touch! My daughter didn’t think they needed the strip of DSP at the bottom but I like how it highlights the scalloped edges.

One thing I like to do when I see a card I like is try to create something similar using different stamp sets and paper I have. Here’s another version of the cards above using a stamp set you won’t find in the annual catalog, Celebrate with Cake.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Cake love and thank you card ideas using Scalloped note cards and Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The hearts and flowers are from the Celebrate with Cake Stamp Set found in the Beginner Brochure. (Click on the link in the sidebar or at the bottom to view the brochure.) I used the Well Written Dies for the sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Cake thank you card idea using Scalloped note cards and Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Cake love card idea using Scalloped note cards and Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So, what’s your opinion….DSP strip or not? Stamped, solid, or DSP Daisy? Delightful Day stamp set or Celebrate with Cake? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.

If you are just getting started with stamping, the Celebrate with Cake Bundle has everything you need to make 20 adorable cards. (*You can purchase the stamp set separately.)

Stampin Up Celebrate With Cake Bundle - For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Bundle includes:
* Celebrate with Cake Photopolymer Stamp Set—14 stamps
* Clear Block D
* 2 Classic Stampin’ Pads—1 Flirty Flamingo and 1 Granny Apple Green
* 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

Look at these cards designed by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team using just what comes in the bundle. These are quick & easy and oh so cute!

Stampin Up birthday card ideas using Celebrate With Cake Bundle - For more inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Another option if you are looking for quick & easy crafting are All-Inclusive Kits like Stampin’ Up!’s Notes of Kindness Card kit. This kit makes it easy to create and send your heartfelt greetings.

Stampin Up! Notes of Kindness Card Kit ideas - for ordering and more inspiration visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
* Makes 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs

Kit Includes:
* Set of 6 photopolymer stamps
* Clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut stickers and accents
* Archival Basic Black Ink Stampin’ Spot
* Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam
Cost: $35

You can make 20 cards as shown below using what’s included with the kit or add different sentiments and your own twist.

Stampin Up! Notes of Kindness Card Kit ideas - for ordering and more inspiration visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

WOW!  I told you I had a lot to share today! I hope you found something to inspire you and get your creativity flowing. All the products shown are listed below.  You can click on any image to purchase or view in my online store.

Have a note worthy day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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