Q is for Quilted DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using two different Designer Series Paper packs and making some quilt cards.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms and Floral Phrases Quilt card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had so much fun making these cards and I really want to make more. (I’m thinking gift ideas…a set of quilted cards for a friend who loves to sew or quilt.) These are pretty easy to make.  The thank you note is made with 1 1/4″ squares from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used liquid glue to adhere these to a 4″ square of whisper white.  (The liquid glue gives me a little wiggle room to move it around just right.) After I glued the 9 designs I embossed it with the Happy Heart embossing folder to give it a “quilted” look.  The sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set and stamped in Basic Black ink on Melon Mambo cardstock.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

The birthday card uses the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. (This paper is included in the Stampin’ Up! Special through October 31st.)  I cut the DSP and Whisper White cardstock into 1″ strips for this card. You could also use the Layering Squares Framelits or the 1′ square punch (on sale on clearance while supplies last). You need 4 white squares, 2 each of 2 different patterned paper, and 8 solid or coordinating DSP.  I cut the white squares and 4 of the blue squares in half on the diagonal.  I glued these to a 4″ square of whisper white cardstock. The turquoise tone on tone DSP has a diamond design so I used the Boho Chic embossing folder on this card.  I rummaged through my button collection and found one in melon mambo. I tied white bakers twine on the button and attached it to my card with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms and stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Tempting Turquoise ink.


Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

My friend Paula introduced me to quilting (and cross stitching) many years ago. She makes absolutely gorgeous quilts (and sweaters, and needlepoint, and  many other crafty things. She is multi talented!) Here’s a quilt wall hanging she made me many years ago that I always look forward to hanging up every year.


I made a Christmas tree quilt which must be packed up with all the Christmas stuff because I couldn’t find it to show you.  However, I did come across this bed quilt I made many years ago. (I completely forgot about this one!) I pulled it out of the cedar chest to photograph to show you.


The past few days have been blustery here in Maryland…the kind of days where you want to wrap yourself up in a quilt and get cozy!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

It’s all in the Details…Floral Details

Detailed Floral and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits congratulations wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I knew the Detailed Floral Thinlits were going to be added to my collection the second I saw them!  I purchased them as a Bundle with the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Saved 10%. Woo Hoo! Previously I shared a video how to use these dies.  You can see that HERE if you missed it. I promised you I would be sharing more cards using this set and today I’m going to share two more cards using these thinlits.  Today’s cards are standard size (unlike the fun fold card I shared on the Pals Blog Hop). The first card features the Bow Builder Punch. I love the Stampin’ Up punches because they are quick and easy to use. You can watch this short video to see how I made the bow for my card.

This card is classic in black and vanilla.  It went together quick with the help of my Big Shot.  The sentiment on the front is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits…this set has several great sayings to cut out and use on your projects.  I cut the Detail Floral Thinlits on the front of the card and then added the vanilla cardstock behind it on the inside. I used the Floral Phrases stamp set to stamp the inside sentiment and border in basic black archival ink.

Detailed Floral and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits congratulations wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp


I made this next card using the same colors and floral thinlits only this time you can see through the detailed die to the inside of  the card.

Detailed Floral Thinlits and Bunch of Banners Framelits anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I stamped and cut the sentiment on the front using the Banners For You Stamp Set and Bunch of Banners Framelits. I popped the banner up using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added some Pearl Basic Jewels.  So elegant! I used the same verse on the inside as I did on the wedding card because it can easily work for both wedding and anniversary.  For this card I had to make sure I stamped it on the left side so the words couldn’t be seen through the die on the front.

Detailed Floral Thinlits anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Detailed Floral Thinlits and Bunch of Banners Framelits anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp


I used the border stamp from the Floral Phrases stamp set to decorate the front of my envelopes.  It makes a nice space to write the recipient’s address.


Having the right tools makes it easy to make beautiful cards.  If you would like to purchase any of the products used click the SHOP button to get started stamping! I would love to be your card coach if you are not currently working with another Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Stamp sets: Floral Phrases, Banners for You  Ink:  Basic Black Archival  Papers: Basic Black, Very Vanilla  Tools & Accessories: Detailed Floral Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Bow Builder Punch, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Pearl basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Fast Fuse Adhesive

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



Pals Blog Hop…Cut It Out!


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Happy Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the Detailed Floral Thinlits…They are so elegant and versatile!  I purchased them as a bundle with the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Saved 10%.  Woo Hoo!

This card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 and has a fun fold to it. I started out with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Night of Navy card stock and scored it at 4 1/2 and 9.  I placed the floral thinlits die along the edge (just past the 9 inch score line) and Cut It Out using the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot. The die brush made it easy to remove the small pieces from the die.

I heat embossed Happy Birthday from Stylized Birthday Stamp Set using VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, and the Heat Tool.  I love to heat emboss and chose gold to match the pretty bow paper clip embellishment which I used to keep my card closed. Next I cut a 4 1/4 x 3 inch piece of whisper white to match the die.  I used the die to position my edgelit and secured it with a piece of washi tape then Cut It Out with the Big Shot. Perfect fit! I adhered it to my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I added some White Perfect Accents and stamped the inside using the flower from Floral Phrases stamp set and the sentiment from Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I thought this was the perfect sentiment for this special card.

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Happy Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Sta

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Sta

A special card needs a special envelope and this custom envelope was a breeze to make.  I simply trimmed 1/2 inch off each side of our standard envelope and sealed the sides with the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.  I stamped the same flower I used on the inside on the envelope flap and my envelope coordinates beautifully with my card.

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Happy Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Sta

Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases, Stylized Birthday, Garden in Bloom  Ink: Night of Navy  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Detailed Floral Thinlits, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Die Brush, Heat Tool, VersaMark, Gold Embossing Powder, White Perfect Accents, Bow Paper Clip Embellishments, Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape, Multipupose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive

I hope you enjoyed all the photos. I am a “newbie” to blogging and this is my first Blog Hop.  I would love it if you subscribed to my blog (just click the box on the right at the top) to receive email notifications when I post. Please feel free to leave a comment to let me know how you like this card.


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine