Happiness Blooms for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  When my daughter was little she loved playing with her baby dolls! On Mother’s Day one year she let us know she was a mother too because she took care of her babies. That memory always brings a smile to my face!  I made two cards to share with you today.  One for my mom and one for my daughter. Both use the same layout and can be used for Mother’s Day or any occasion by simply changing the sentiment.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Mother's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper on both of these cards.  This paper is so bright and cheery it just makes me smile! There are many more color combinations you could mix and match with these fun designs. Here’s a look at the different patterns.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP to cover the front of a Whisper White card.

Stampin Up Mother's Day card idea using Just Because and Bloom By Bloom stamp sets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I layered a 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP with a piece of 2 x 4 1/4 coordinating cardstock. Then I wrapped my ribbon around before adhering to the card.  The Mother’s Day sentiment is from the Just Because stamp set and the flower is from the Bloom By Bloom stamp set which is part of the Happiness Blooms Suite in the Occasions Catalog. I cut out the stamped piece and  coordinating cardstock using the Layering Ovals Framelits and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The bow is attached with a glue dot. This card is so quick & easy to make I just had to make another!

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and Eastern Beauty Stamp Set makes a quick & easy all occasion card - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you wondering where I got the pattern in the middle? I made it by stamping the little dots on Whisper White cardstock. You can make your own patterned paper in any color! For this card I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set to stamp my sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I punched the little flower out from the DSP using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. I added a Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot in the center.  The flowers at the bottom are fussy cut and adhered with glue dots. You can find a list of all the products I used below.

Of course I had to make my envelopes coordinate. It’s quick & easy to do with a 1/4 inch strip of coordinating cardstock and a 2 x 6 piece of DSP.  Simply adhere to the envelope flap and trim away the excess.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms and Eastern Beauty All Occasion Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Mother's Day card idea using Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper with Just Because and Bloom By Bloom stamp sets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which pattern is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

April Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

Have a wonderful Day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Mother's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Let’s Be Friends Forever

Stampin Up gift tag using Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Eastern Beauty and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets. For more gift and card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

My friend Caroline loves to garden and she is always there with dinner and/or a pretty flower bouquet for anyone who needs it. She also appreciates and sends homemade cards. It saddens me that she is moving…her presence will be missed at our monthly birthday dinners and book club meetings as well as the many sporting events she attends supporting and cheering her children and friends. I made these tags to go with the favors for her going away party. img_4612

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin Up gift tag using Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Eastern Beauty and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets. For more gift and card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

The sentiment from Eastern Beauty stamp set was the perfect choice to go with the “Forget Me Not” seed packets. I stamped it on a piece of 2 x 4 1/4 Very Vanilla cardstock in Wisteria Wonder ink. I also stamped some flowers from Birthday Blossoms.  I cut a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock the same size as the Very Vanilla then punched the top of both pieces with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and sponged the edges with a sponge dauber. I offset the pieces and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals then added a few Pearl Basic Jewels.

Stampin Up gift tag using Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Eastern Beauty and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets. For more gift and card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

I wrapped the seed packets in clear cellophane bags and tied the tag with Very Vanilla ribbon. Here’s a photo of Caroline with her “Forget Me Not” floral cake.

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To quote Caroline,”Farewell never tasted so sweet!”

Hopefully we sent her off in style til we meet again!

Stampin Up gift tag using Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Eastern Beauty and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets. For more gift and card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: Eastern Beauty, Birthday Blossoms  Ink: Wisteria Wonder  Papers: Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder  Tools & Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sponge Dauber, Pearl Basic Jewels, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Have a Wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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R is for Rocker Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. I am over the top in love with today’s fun fold cards…they Rock!

Stampin Up Rocker cards. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I didn’t know what I was going to make for a fun fold for R and then Chris R. suggested a rocker fold. Well Chris R., YOU ROCK!  This fold is definitely FUN!!!!! I can’t stop playing with it and watching it rock.  I made a video for you…don’t blink or you’ll miss it! LOL

How sweet is this?! I needed a baby card and the Moon Baby Stamp Set was a perfect choice for this type of fold.  I started with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Soft Sky cardstock scored at 4 1/4.  I used an old scrapbooking circle cutter to cut the base but you could use a bowl and trace a half circle on the fold.

I embossed the front using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder. I stamped the image on Shimmery White cardstock and used the Aqua Painter to watercolor. I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the circle. I’ve shared before how much I love and use the Grid Paper. You can see in the photo below I used the grid paper to line up my card and make sure the circle didn’t go above 4 1/4″ so it would fit in a standard envelope.

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I added some clouds cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Up & Away Thinlits Dies. Then I fussy cut a dazzling star and attached it with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Moon Baby Rocker card. For directions and Stampin Up supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Moon Baby Rocker card. For directions and Stampin Up supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I embossed the envelope to match and this sweet card was complete.

Stampin Up Moon Baby Rocker card. For directions and Stampin Up supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Moon Baby  Ink: So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky  Papers: Soft Sky, Shimmery White, Dazzling Diamonds Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Aqua Painter, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder

I couldn’t stop after just one of these fun folds.  My second card is a note card and will fit in the basic note card envelope. I was considering making a sailboat for my next card but we had the most delicious watermelon today so I decided to go with this card instead.

Stampin Up Watermelon Rocker card with Love You Lots and Eastern Beauty stamp sets. For directions and Stampin Up supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Love You Lots (retired), Eastern Beauty  Ink: Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder Papers: Garden Green, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Shimmery White Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Blossom Builder Punch, Blender Pen

I hope you have a Relaxing day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Q is for Quarter Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold card is quite different, a Quarter Fold. It’s quick & easy to make and you fold it like you would a packing box.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This card showcases the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  Today is your last chance to get this paper before it retires. The bright fun colors of this card just scream birthday to me. I used the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (also retiring) to stamp my sentiment. This has been one of my favorite stamp sets.  It has cool fonts and lots of sentiments for tons of versatility!

To make this fun quarter fold card you need to start with 2 pieces of cardstock (4 1/4 x 11, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2). Trim a sliver (1/16″) off the long end of each piece so the widths are actually 4 3/16 x 11 and 5 7/16 x 8 1/2.  This will allow the cards to fit together and close easier. Score the 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock at 2 3/4 from each end.  Score the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock at 2 1/8 from each end. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces of cardstock together, lining up the edges with the score lines. (It doesn’t matter which one in inside.)

Fold on each of the score lines and crease using a bone folder. Decorate with DSP or cardstock measuring 2 x 2 5/8.

I used the pansy punch to cut a flower from melon mambo cardstock.  I added a White Perfect Accent in the middle and attached it with glue dots.

Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside.  I used the Stylized Birthday stamp and Tempting Turquoise ink. The little flowers are from the Designer Tin of Tags Stamp set that I used on the front of the card.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Fold the card as you would close a packing box. Fold in the left side, fold up the bottom, fold in the right side, then tuck the left corner of the top flap underneath the left side panel.

This card would be great to hold confetti or a monetary gift. (No worries of it slipping out!) The card fits in a standard envelope.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: Designer Tin of Cards (retiring), Stylized Birthday Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP (retiring) Accessories: Pansy Punch, White Perfect Accents

Here’s another version I made using the Eastern Palace Suite. These cards are so fun and easy to do.  You can make these cards vertical or horizontal.

Stampin Up Quarter Fun Fold made with Eastern Palace Suite. For more fun fold ideas, directions, and supplies, visit www.juststampin.com

For this card I used the gorgeous Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and matching dies. These dies are the most versatile set I have ever seen! I stayed with clean and simple on this card.  You can click HERE to see more ideas using the Eastern Palace Suite and read more about the bundle offers.  Today is the last day to take advantage of the special Eastern Palace Suite Bundles!!!

Stampin Up Quarter Fun Fold made with Eastern Palace Suite. For more fun fold ideas, directions, and supplies, visit www.juststampin.com

 

Stamp Set: Eastern Beauty  Ink: Dapper Denim  Papers: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Eastern Medallion Thinlits, 3/4″ Circle Punch, In Color Enamel Shapes (retiring)

You can make these fun fold cards vertical or horizontal. Do you have a favorite?

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Have a Quintessential Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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When I went to Massachusetts for Easter I stayed with my sister Cindy.  She is a great cook, lots of fun to be around, and super talented!!! (She’s the one who made me the beautiful spring wreath for my front door.)  She has a beautiful home with a breathtaking view of the water and an awesome craft room! Needless to say I felt like I was at a resort being pampered.

My pre-order arrived just before I left so I packed the box with the new Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (and some other new product) and we had so much fun creating! Yesterday I shared 3 of the cards I made using the Eastern Palace Suite. (If you missed that post you can click HERE.) Today I am sharing 2 cards my sister made using this suite. Here is a photo of her creating her projects.

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Here’s the first card she made.

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She started with the NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock which will be in the new annual catalog June 1st (or you can get it for FREE with the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle in May). She used 2 different patterns of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper cut at 2 x 5 1/4 each. We both agree that our favorite NEW In Color is Tranquil Tide…it is gorgeous!!  Unfortunately, I could not order the new ribbon just yet but that didn’t stop her…she used the White Organza Ribbon (which I am sad to say is retiring) and dyed it using the Tranquil Tide ink and a sponge dauber.  (You can click HERE to see one of my very first blog posts showcasing this technique.) She stamped the sentiment from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  (I love the way Stampin’ Up! designs products to work together!) She adhered the sentiment to the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Die using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I love this font and sentiment!

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What a simple and elegant card!

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She stepped it up with her second card and made a fun gate fold card.

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The card base is Dapper Denim cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 on each end. The Designer Series Paper measures 2 x 5 3/8.  She cut several dies from the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies and layered then on a piece of Very Vanilla and Dapper Denim. She tied a simple knot with Very Vanilla Ribbon to hold the tassel and attached it to the center with a glue dot. It reminds me of a door knocker…perfect for a gate fold card!

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The center panel is adhered to the card base with Fast Fuse along the left side only to allow the card to open from the center.

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This card could be used for just about any occasion!

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I would love it if you left a comment for my sister.  Her cards really showcase the versatility of this bundle. Remember, Stampin’ Up! is offering two different options available for you to purchase from May 1st  – 31st and both come with FREE product. Whether you are a beginning crafter or an avid crafter, Stampin’ Up! has a bundle for you!

Eastern Palace preorder

Click HERE to view and print the flyer.

  • The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
  • The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (8.5 x 11).
  • BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Introducing the Eastern Palace Suite

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I am excited to share you with a NEW Stampin’ Up! Suite that will be available to purchase on May 1st (that’s just 1 week from today)!  The Eastern Palace Suite is gorgeous!  I love the font in the stamp set and the dies are so versatile! The bundle features 3 of the new In Colors and the Designer Series Paper is so pretty!   As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order this beautiful set. I created these 3 cards using pieces from the Premier Bundle.

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The card base and Designer Series Paper is the new In Color, Tranquil Tide (my favorite).

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This card base is also a new In Color, Fresh Fig. So rich looking!

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I also made coordinating envelopes using the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Stampin Up Eastern Palace Suite all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I LOVE the polka dot pattern and color combination!!!!

Stampin Up Eastern Palace Suite all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can click HERE for the directions to make these cards.

There will be two different options available for you to purchase from May 1st  – 31st and both come with FREE product. Whether you are a beginning crafter or an avid crafter, Stampin’ Up! has a bundle for you!

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Check back tomorrow to meet my Guest Stamper and see 2 cards she created using the Eastern Palace Suite.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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