Saying Good-Bye…Part 2

Yesterday I shared 5 of my favorite punches, embossing folders, and Designer Series Paper Stacks that are retiring.  If you missed that post you can click HERE.  Today I am sharing 5 of my favorite dies that are retiring and some projects I created using them. You can click on any image to see the original post with directions.

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img_6674Stampin’ Up! Double Z Fold Birthday Card using party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and Large Number Framelits

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Just Stampin’


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’



Z is for Zigzag DSP

Welcome to my ABC’s with DSP series. Today I am featuring the zigzag design from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack.


I am heading to Atlanta this afternoon to see my daughter, attend World Card Making Day with fellow demonstrators, and go to Stampin’ Up!’s  On Stage Convention!  I am so excited!!!  I have been a busy beaver making cards to swap, a 3D project to share, as well as a shoebox swap!  I will be sharing my projects as well as all the ones I make and receive at these events.  Lots of inspiration ahead!

Today’s card is for my daughter’s birthday.  I am thrilled to be able to deliver it in person to her when I get to Atlanta. We are going out to dinner to one of her favorite places, The Cheesecake Factory!  YUM!!  I made her a double Z fold card (for the last letter in this alphabet series). I CASEd the Z fold design from Susy Wood.

Stampin Up Stylized Birthday fun fold card idea using the Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can see the two Z’s when you look down on the card.

Stampin Up Stylized Birthday fun fold card idea using the Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is not as hard as it looks to make.  It is actually rather easy!  I started with a piece of 4 1/4 x 11 Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I scored it at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.  I cut another strip of Flirty Flamingo at 1 1/2 x 11″ and scored it the same as the card base.  (You just flip it so that it folds the opposite of the card base.) I attached a piece of 4 x 2 1/2″ DSP to the front.  I stamped the Happy Birthday in Black Momento Ink on a piece of Whisper White that measures 3 x 2 3/4″ and adhered it to a layer of Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ larger (3 1/4 x 3).  This is adhered to a layer of Basic Black that measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/4. Next I stamped the flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set using Black Momento ink and punched the flowers using the Blossom Punch.  I added Rhinestones for some bling, attached the flowers with Glue Dots, and tied a piece of Organza ribbon in a knot. Here’a another view with the card open.

Stampin Up Stylized Birthday fun fold card idea using the Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Sets: Stylized Birthday, Grateful Bunch  Ink: Black Momento  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Rhinstone Basic Jewels, Blossom Bunch Punch, Organza Ribbon

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Just Stampin’