Sunshine Wishes for Kelly and Kyle!

My beautiful niece got married this summer. I made several wedding cards for family members to give.  Today I’m sharing a quick & easy card to hold a check or cash.

Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes money holder wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  My niece loves pink and not only were the bridesmaids dresses a pretty soft pink, her bouquet (made by my talented sister) had a touch of pink too!

This card is simple to make using two of my favorite tools, the Stampin’ Trimmer and the envelope punch board.  Many thanks to Amy Koenders for the inspiration for this card. Start with a 7 x 8 1/2 piece of DSP (or cardstock) and score along the long side at 3 and 6.  (I love that the Stampin’ Trimmer cuts and scores!) Next, use the envelope punch board and line up the shorter side at 3 1/2 and punch on the side with the score line closest to it. Line up the notch with the cutting point on your trimmer and cut from the edge to the notch on just one side.


Fold on the score lines and add sticky strip along the sides of the pocket. Stamp a sentiment on the inside.  I used the Floral Phrases stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink.

To make the belly band cut a 3 1/2 x 7 piece of Petal Pink cardstock and adhere it to a 3 3/4 x 7 piece of Gold Foil. Score at 1 7/8 and 5. Fold along the score lines and adhere the ends. Wrap ribbon around and tie a bow. I adhered the dies from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits which I cut from Gold Foil and Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. The belly band will slide on and off the card.

Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes wedding card / money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

No envelope was necessary for this card as it was placed in the card box at the reception.  I love these pictures of the happy couple on their wedding day.

Here’s to Happily Ever After!

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

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Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Fall Card and Candy Treat Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Last month I visited the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia. It was inspiration overload! Today’s project was inspired by the wall art pictured below.


The leaves reminded me of the detailed die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The Colorful Seasons Bundle is such a versatile set with stamps and dies that can be used throughout the year.

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I had planned to adhere the leaves on white cardstock like the inspiration piece but preferred the dark background for my card.  I used a strip of Early Espresso cardstock and added some copper washi tape to frame them.

Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Fall Thank You Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut several detailed leaves from Glossy White cardstock and sponged each of them with several different inks in fall colors. This was quick, easy, and fun! I didn’t overthink it and just quickly dabbed with sponge daubers. I love the shine and thickness of the glossy white cardstock! I attached them to the card using Glue Dots so I could curl the ends to add dimension.

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The sentiment from Floral Phrases is one of my favorites for thank you notes.

I love to give little gifts with my thank you cards and these chocolate Rolo’s wrapped in copper foil coordinate perfectly! I cut a piece of 2 x 2 Early Espresso cardstock and added the washi tape across the top and bottom to match the card.  I slipped this piece inside the front of the box then adhered the leaf on the outside of the box with a Glue Dot.  I wrapped the box with some copper trim and tied a bow on top. Simple and sweet!

Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Fall Candy Treat Box Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added another leaf on the front of the envelope to coordinate with the card.

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S is for a Step Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Before I get to today’s card I want to share some alphabet fun with you. Friday was my last day with my Pre-K students. We ended the year with a performance of the Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni.  This is a great children’s book with a wonderful message for the President!  (I adapted the story for our performance.)  My students were absolutely adorable as letters (leaves on the tree) working together to make words under the advice and guidance from a couple of insects.


My daughter baked over 7 dozen cupcakes to make an alphabet tree.  We had alphabet pretzels, crackers, and cookies too! Yummy from A to Z!

It is always such a joy to see how much my students grow and learn each year.  I am thankful I had such a wonderful group of supportive parents too…look at these adorable totes they put together!


The school year may be over for my students but my alphabet series with fun folds isn’t. Today’s card is a fun fold step card.  I wanted to make a special thank you card. I thought the tree from Thoughts & Prayers went with our alphabet tree.  (It would have been cute with the Labeler Alphabet stamps on the tree!)

Stampin Up Fun Fold Step card using Thought & Prayers and Floral Phrases stamp sets. For directions, supplies, and card inspiration visit

Here’s how to make this step card step-by-step.

  1. Line 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ cardstock in paper trimmer so that the right edge of the card is at the 1″ mark. Position the cutting blade at 1″ and cut from 1″ to 5 1/4″. Flip card over and do the same on the other side.


  2. Place cardstock on to scoring tool and score along the long side of the card from the edge to the cut line at 1″, 2″ and 5 1/4″  .  Repeat on the opposite edge of the card.
  3. Score between cut lines at 4 1/4″.


4. Fold at the score lines. The first, third and center score lines are mountain folds. The second score line is a valley fold. Reinforce score lines with a bone folder to make folds crisp.

5. Stamp and decorate your card.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Step card using Thought & Prayers and Floral Phrases stamp sets. For directions, supplies, and card inspiration visit

I used markers to ink the tree and stamped it on a piece of 3 1/4 x 3 Very Vanilla cardstock.  I layered it with Early Espresso cardstock 1/8″ larger at 3 3/8″ x 3 1/8″. I wrapped the new 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon and tied a knot. The DSP on the sides measures 7/8″ x 3″. The sentiment could be changed for thinking of you, sympathy, masculine birthday, etc. I have used this stamp for so many different cards. (I added hearts to the tree and made a Valentine card one time.) This stamp set is a keeper!

Stampin Up Fun Fold Step card using Thought & Prayers and Floral Phrases stamp sets. For directions, supplies, and card inspiration visit

Stamp Sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Floral Phrases (sentiment)  Inks: Old Olive, Early Espresso  Papers: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Stampin’ Trimmer, Scoring Tool, Mini Chevron Ribbon

I hope you have a Super Special Sunday! I’m off to the 8th graduation.  Many of my former students are graduating today.

Just Stampin’


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