Cut It Out Fun Fold for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop August

Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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 the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have a fun fold to share with you today inspired by Dawn Griffith!  I love fun folds and this one is quite simple and can be used for a variety of occasions!

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you recognize the stamped floral image? It’s from the Make A Difference Stamp Set and it coordinates perfectly with the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper! I stamped it in Memento ink and colored it to match using the Stampin’ Blends.

It takes just a few quick cuts and this fun fold card is ready to assemble! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base (Crumb Cake): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Layer 1 (Rich Razzleberry): 3 3/4 x 5 1/2
DSP Layer: 3 1/4 x 6 Score at 5 9/16
Whisper White Layer (inside piece): 3 1/4 x 5 1/2

Circle Punches:
2 1/4″ : Glimmer Paper
2″ : Punch from Layer 1 cardstock
1 3/4″ : Whisper White (for stamped layer)

Layering Circles Framelits:
Cut from Layer 1 cardstock with 2 3/8 straight & 2 3/4 Scallop
Cut from DSP with 2 3/8 straight

Fold the DSP layer along the score line and adhere to the back of the Rich Razzleberry layer before adhering the Rich Razzleberry layer to the card base. Adhere the Whisper White layer to the Rich Razzleberry so it is hidden under the DSP layer. Adhere the scallop circle piece to frame the circle cut from the DSP. Wrap ~12″ ribbon around the DSP layer and tie in a simple knot. Adhere the stamped layer to the cardstock and Glimmer layers and attach inside the opening using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.
Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make my envelopes coordinate.Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can easily change the Layering Shapes and sentiments for different occasions.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Fun Fold thank you and sympathy card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this cut out fun fold. See below for the list of products used to create these cards. Subscribe to my blog to receive an email each time I post new projects. You don’t want to miss my upcoming “ABC Color” series showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s new color revamp!

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

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Sunshine Wishes Gift Card Holder

My husband asked me to make a card for him for a coworker who is battling cancer.  He wanted it to hold a gift card to a restaurant.

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This is my go to card “formula” for a quick & easy gift card holder:

Card base: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 and 5 1/2.

Inside layer for sentiment: 4 x 5 1/4

DSP Layers:  4 x 3 1/4 (front), 4 x 1 3/4 (gift pocket), and 4 x 2 (inside).

Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the 2017- 2019 In Color, Powder Pink, and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies had the perfect word die to go with the Support Ribbon Framelits. I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to adhere a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to foam then cut it out with the die and glued it to the front panel. (*You can get a similar effect by cutting the die several times and gluing them together.)

Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Support Ribbon Framelits card idea for breast cancer patients - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love all the different designs in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack. They all work together.  I used 2 designs on the card and another one on the envelope.

Stampin Up Support Ribbon card idea for breast cancer patients - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You could easily adapt this card for any gift giving occasion by changing the DSP and the sentiment.  Great for birthdays, holidays, graduations, etc.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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M is for Merry Music and more!

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series. I love Christmas music!  I could listen to Christmas carols year round! Unfortunately I can’t sing. (Many a friend will agree!  LOL)  At least my Pre K students don’t seem to mind.  I may not be able to sing the right notes; however, I create some “notes”. Today’s cards feature the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. I made a set of note cards for my daughter’s former violin teacher. My daughter visits her when she is home from college and brings her our homemade fudge for Christmas every year. I know she will appreciate these cards (maybe not as much as her favorite fudge but at least these are calorie free).

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

I love a black & white card! I can’t decide which sheet I like best. So many choices!Stampin Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper. For inspiration, ideas, and ordering, please visit my website

Here’s a look at each of the cards.

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

This is a clean & simple layout and a great way to showcase your favorite DSP. (Don’t forget select DSP is on sale through the end of October…Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Only a few days left to stock up & save!)

The DSP measures 3×3 and I layered each with a 3 1/4 square of Basic Black cardstock. I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut my boughs from Garden Green, Old Olive, and Real Red cardstock. I adhered these and the Red Ribbon bow with Glue Dots. I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Basic Black and cut it (and the Real Red scallop piece) with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered the sentiment layer to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick & easy! What a great gift idea for teachers, hostesses, musicians, etc. You get 4 each of 6 double-sided designs in the pack so there’s plenty of paper to make matching envelopes too!

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Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Do you have a favorite? The Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  I confess that I bought everything in this suite. I love it all!  This suite has everything you need to make holiday crafting easy…from tags and cards to gift packaging and memory keeping. Check out the video showcasing this suite.

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Have a marvelous day!

Just Stampin’


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A Fun Fold for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #10

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets.

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It’s Tic Tac Toe Thursday! Time to pick 3 in a row and play along!  Here’s this week’s challenge board created by the talented, technology guru, Nicole Watt.

If you follow my blog you know I had to start in the center with fun fold!! I decided to go right down the middle and add embossing and circles for my 3 in a row.  Here’s my card.

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets. For directions, supplies, and more card inspiration visit

You  may be wondering what’s the fun fold? Well, this fun fold happened by mistake. I couldn’t wait to get the Tranquil Tulips stamp set and even though it was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the annual catalog back in June, I had yet to ink it up. So I grabbed it the other day and ended up stamping on the wrong side of the note card.  Ooops! (My fold was on the right.) Well, I am not one to waste so I thought I’d use it to make a joy fold card and as I was playing around I came up with this instead. I’m just not sure what to call this fold?? Backwards Fold?

I love how when you open it you see the gorgeous tulips in full bloom! This is a photopolymer stamp set which makes two-step stamping a breeze.

What do you think would be a good name for this fold?  It looks like a peek-a-boo card (with the circle on the front that gives a “sneak peek” at what’s) inside; however, when you open it, it’s more like a joy fold or a card in a card.  (I’ve made a card inside a card before.  They’re great for when you need a lot of people to sign. You can click HERE to see that card.)

Well, whatever you want to call this card, it’s fun and easy to make with the note cards! The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out the circle on the front. Next, I embossed the front with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. The inside is just a Whisper White Note Card adhered to the card base.  I love the Stampin’ Up! note cards!!! They are already scored which makes it quick & easy to create. I used Fresh Fig and Old Olive ink. I stamped the background stamp first and stamped off once to get the lighter shade then stamped the detailed stamp on top. The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases. This is a great stamp set with different sayings for the front of a card that go with sentiments for the inside too! Here’s another look at today’s card with the matching stamped envelope.

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets.

Stamp Sets: Tranquil Tulips, Flourishing Phrases  Ink: Fresh Fig, Old Olive  Papers: Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Old Olive, Whisper White Note Card  Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

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I hope that you will pop over to the Tic-Tac -Toe Challenge site to see what the other designers have created and play along!  It’s fun and easy! You have until Tuesday at noon (CST) to submit your project.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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H is for Hidden Message Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s fun fold has a hidden message. I have been wanting to make one of these fun folds for a long time.  I like simple cards and did not think this style card would fit that bill.  I was wrong!  It really is quite easy once you break it down into steps.  Many thanks to fellow demonstrators, Patrice Halliday-Larsen, Natalie Lapakko, and Meg Loven who shared their inspiration and directions to get me started.  I changed it up a bit to simplify it! Here’s my card.img_2422

I have lots of photos and measurements for you.  You need to cut and score 3 pieces of paper for this card.

Front: 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 5 1/2

Back:  4 1/4 x 5 3/4 scored at 5 1/2

Inside:  4 1/4 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4


Punch a circle out of the front piece by sliding the 2″ Circle punch along the side as far as it will go.


Line up the inside piece the same way and punch from both the front and back. (*You may prefer to line up the inside piece under the top piece and trace the circle with a pencil first then punch it out if you are not confident you will line it up exactly.)  The 3 circles should all line up.

Add sticky strip or use Fast Fuse Adhesive along the flap on the back piece.  Adhere this piece along the right side of the inside piece.

Close the inside piece and apply adhesive to the top piece only.  The front page of the middle layer is adhered completely to the inside of the front layer, with the right side edges lined up.

The photo below shows what the card should look like assembled.


Stamp the sentiments through the hole to make sure they line up exactly. My sentiment is from Garden in Bloom which is a photopolymer stamp set so it was easy to see.  (*If you are using a clear mount or wood mount stamp you may want to trace the circle then open the card and stamp the sentiment inside the pencil line using the stamp a ma jig. Remember to erase your pencil marks afterwards.)  I opened my card to slide the hidden message part in view and stamped my inside sentiment through the hole.

I decorated my card using the Flourish Thinlits.  I adhered the die cut pieces using the Fine-tip Glue Pen. I embellished with ribbon and Pearl Basic Jewels.  I stamped the envelope using the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Soft Sky ink. This is such a fun card to make and open!  This fun fold would be great for kid birthdays as I’m sure they would enjoy the hidden message appearing when they open their card.




Stamp Sets: Garden in Bloom, Flourishing Phrases, Balloon Adventures  Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Sky  Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Flourish Thinlits, 2″ Circle Punch, Island Indigo Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

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Just Stampin’


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Label Me Pretty for Secretary’s Day

Last week was Secretary’s Day.  I teach at a small private school and our secretaries wear many hats.  They are pretty amazing and go above and beyond the call of duty!  I made these little gifts for them.


I am a sticky note addict and would be lost without my list of things to do and remember! I found these sticky notes at the Dollar Store and love how they match perfectly with one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.


I shared how I made the sticky note holder in a previous post.  You can click HERE for the measurements and directions. I used the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack which features the 2017-2019 In Colors. I love the patterns in this set (they are from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper)!


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I used the new Pretty Label Punch and Label Me Pretty Stamp Set on the front of the holder. These will be available as a bundle when the new catalog debuts on June 1st.


I think everyone could use a sticky note holder at home or the office. I need to put one by the phone so my husband can write down who called me when he takes the message. (He always forgets to tell me!) Make one for yourself and one to share. Here’s another look at today’s project and the supplies I used to create it.


Stamp Sets: Label Me Pretty, Flourishing Phrases  Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise  Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Pretty Label Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sticky note pad, golf pencil



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You’re Invited To My Card Funeral


I really love the simplicity of this sympathy card and I will be mourning the loss of the products used the create it.  Yesterday Stampin’ Up! posted the retirement list and the Crumb Cake Note Cards (133766), Floral Affection Embossing Folder (#141713), and Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (#141632) are all on the retiring products list and only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  I love these products!  The good news is some of these are on sale so you can take advantage and get a good deal! Don’t wait though as retiring products tend to sell out fast (especially if they are on sale)!

The base of my card is a Crumb Cake Note Card.  You’ve heard me say before how these are such a great deal (20 note cards & envelopes for $6).  I added a layer of Whisper White which measures 3 x 4 1/2.  I embossed this piece with the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and adhered a layer of 1 1/4 x 3 DSP along the left edge.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set in Momento Black ink (also retiring).  I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine, tied a bow, and adhered this layer to my card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I have used the embossing folders in this set on several cards in the past.  Before they “Rest In Peace” let’s take a look down Memory Lane at some cards I’ve created with the Floral Affection Embossing Folders.

Stampin’ Up! note cards with Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper and Floral Affection Embossing Folders
Stampin’ Up! Affectionately Yours Suite
Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Stamp Set and Floral Affection Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up! Floral Affection embossed and colored birthday card.

 I hope you enjoyed this little trip down Memory Lane with the Floral Affection embossing folders.  I will miss them!!! They are replacing the Crumb Cake note cards & envelopes with Very Vanilla so I am OK with that though I would rather just have all 3 colors to choose from.  🙂

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My WCMD Shoebox Swap

Simple Christmas Card with Stampin’ Up! Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set

I am reliving all the fun I had in Atlanta as I share with you the cards and projects we made. After dinner on Friday night we had a shoebox swap. Each person that wanted to participate brought a card or project they made and put everything they used in a shoebox so others could create it. We each provided enough supplies for 10 people. I needed to fit everything in my carry on luggage for my flight to Atlanta so I made a simple card that did not require my Big Shot.

This is what was in my shoebox:

Stamp sets: Wondrous Wreath, Flourishing Phrases  Papers: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas Designer Series Paper  Ink: Cherry Cobbler  Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Triple Banner Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Everything was precut so everyone just had to stamp, punch, and assemble. Here are the measurements:

Whisper White: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 1 x 3 1/2 (for banner)

Cherry Cobbler: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

DSP: 3 x 4 (You can get 12 pieces per 12 x 12 sheet), 2 1/4 x 6 (for envelope flap)

I made 2 different sample cards so people could choose which one they wanted to make. Let’s face it everyone needs thank you cards after the holidays and this is a great one to mass produce. I have a stack ready to send!

One card kit with 2 different options

For the thank you card I just tied the ribbon in a knot instead of a bow and attached it to the banner with a glue dot. Either option is quick & easy and still makes a statement.  The crisp white really stands out against the DSP.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Cherry Cobbler layer to add depth. Check back tomorrow to see some of the cards I made at the shoebox swap.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



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V is for Very Vanilla DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am sharing 2 cards I made using Very Vanilla from This Christmas Designer Series Paper.


I think the snowflake DSP makes great thank you cards to send after Christmas.  These would make great teacher or hostess gifts as well as stocking stuffers! I always make thank you cards to give to my children for Christmas so they are all set to thank family members for their gifts.


The Very Vanilla card base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  My snowflake DSP measures 5 1/4 x 4.  I cut the thanks from the Hello You Thinlits and adhered it to Very Vanilla cardstock that measures 1 5/8 x 5 1/2″.  The basic black layer is 1 3/4 x 5 1/2. My husband often asks me for thank you cards and this one will work for him.



The musical notes DSP is perfect for note cards for yourself or to give as a gift. I don’t know the music director at our school very well but he was kind enough to give me a guitar pic I needed for a special card for someone. (I’ll post that card another time.)  I made him a set of note cards to show my appreciation. I used the Crumb Cake note cards and Envelopes. I say this all the time but this is a great bang for your buck!  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00.  I use the white note cards all the time for thank you cards.  I think this crumb cake note card makes a great masculine card.  I had some extra clips from the Tin of Cards kit so I added them here.


The musical notes DSP measures 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and is layered on a 3 x 3 piece of basic black cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases on Very Vanilla with Basic Black ink and punched it out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.  I punched the basic black circle with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Stampin’ Up! By The Shore Designer Series Paper


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Just Stampin’


N is for Note Cards

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today I am focusing on the Stampin’ Up!  Note Cards & Envelopes. I love these cards and the fact that they are thick cardstock and ready to go!  I send a lot of thank you notes and these are the perfect size for a nice handwritten note.  Not only that, they are a great deal…you get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00.  That’s just 30 cents each for a card and envelope! WOW!


I was inspired by Chat Wszelaki’s  designs (Me, My Stamps, and I) using the Love & Affection stamp set.  I changed it up a bit to make my notecards. The sentiments I chose are from Thankful Thoughts and Flourishing Phrases stamp sets. I love embossing folders and the Floral Affection set is a beauty!  You can see below I even used it to emboss the envelopes. I cut 1 inch strips of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper for my note cards. I “fussy cut” the flowers and leaves and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I love how these note cards turned out!


I stamped and embossed the envelopes to match.


Stamp sets: Love & Affection, Thankful Thoughts, Flourishing Phrases  Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron  Papers: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes  Tools & Accessories: Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

How would you like to receive one of these cards?  Here’s my Back to School Special for today…Simply place an online order of $25 or more (before tax & shipping) and I will send you one of my cards along with a card kit so you can make 2 more to share. I believe if you try these you will love them as much as I do! Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.) Click HERE to purchase the Note Cards & Envelopes or HERE to see the Affectionately Yours Suite used on today’s cards.

Have a Nice Day!

Just Stampin’