Beautiful Thistle for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #201

Happy Thursday!  Today is a big milestone for me….it’s my 1,000th blog post!!! For someone who considers herself “technology challenged” this is reason to celebrate! I couldn’t have done it without my amazing daughter who set up my blog and is always patient with me when I call for help. Leave a comment below for a chance to win some blog candy!

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Today’s card is a fun fold featuring the Beautiful Thistle Bundle.
Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle fun fold Thinking of you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here is this weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge board.
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I chose the bottom row: gems, watercolor, floral
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  • Card Base (Gorgeous Grape): 4 1/4 x 11
  • DSP Panels (Highland Heather from Subtles 6×6  Designer Series Paper Assortment): 2 1/8 x 4 3/8, Cut 2 @ 3/4 x 4
  • Basic White: Cut 2 @ 7/8 x 4 3/8 (emboss with crosshatch 3D Embossing folder), 4 x 4 1/4 for the back, scrap to stamp and fussy cut sentiment on front

I stamped the flowers on Shimmery White cardstock with Stazon Ink. I used Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape to watercolor the flowers.  I love the Stampin’ Up! water painters! They make it so easy to watercolor. Add a few drops of ink refill inside the lid of the ink pads, mix with a water painter, and color. I cut the flowers out with the coordinating dies. The large flower is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of my card. I adhered the smaller flower on the back of my card.
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You can view the complete list of products used below.

I haven’t made this “stand up” fun fold card in awhile.  You can click HERE for the photo tutorial and view two other versions of this card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project for the Tic Tac Toe challenge and that you’ll check out all the fabulous creations from this week’s design team.  We would love to have you join us! The challenge boards are always full of fun elements that will surely spark your creativity. Pick 3 and play along!
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I have been celebrating my 10th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month with 10 Days of Giveaways. I have enjoyed sharing some of my favorite products, exclusive tutorials, card kits and more! I appreciate everyone who helped me celebrate by taking the time to leave comments, participate in my card swap, shop from my online store, purchase my card kit, adhesive tote, etc. You inspire me to keep doing what I do!

Let’s get to the final winner…Bernice P.! Congratulations Bernice! Email me your address and I will mail you the card kit to make the Irresistible Blooms fun fold card featured on my blog yesterday.

Here are all the winners in my 10 Days of Giveaways!
Day 1- Dawne– Hello, Irresistible card kit & tutorial featured HERE.
Day 2 – Mary Hopfner – bay window fun fold card kit featured HERE.
Day 3 –Nancy H. – Paper Pumpkin Box of goodies
Day 4 – EVERYONE who participates in my birthday card swap! Click HERE for details. *Please leave a comment if you plan to participate so I can make a card for you. Reminder…If you signed up to participate, your card needs to arrive in the mail to me by March 24th.
Day 5 – Pat V.- 3D embossing folder and ribbon
Day 6 – Carol Busby – Just Stampin’ Fun Fold Card Kit & 3D Project Buffet
Day 7- Chris from Pella- 10 note cards & envelopes
Day 8 -Juleen Henderson – Set of card bases and more of each of the retiring 2021-2023 In Colors.
Day 9 – Barb E.- Kit to create the nugget treat holder featured HERE.
Day 10- Bernice P.- Card Kit to create Irresistible Blooms fun fold card featured HERE.
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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.

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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’

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Retiring Favorites…The Large Number Framelits

I love the Large Number Framelits and matching stamp set. They are great for personalizing any event – birthday, anniversary, new school year, graduation, etc. I used these dies for scrapbooking too!

Here are some projects I shared using these dies.  Click on the image to see the original post with directions.

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Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website


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Here’s more ideas from the Stampin’ Up! design team showing a scrapbook page and anniversary card.

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The matching stamp set, Number of Years is one of my favorites and is also retiring.  These dies coordinated with the Milestone Moments stamp set I used above which is retiring as well. It is not being replaced with other number dies in the new catalog so this is a set I would grab while you can.  You will be amazed at how many times you use it for different projects. This is only a sampling of the projects I’ve made using it.  It makes a quick & easy graduation card with the year in school colors!  These will be missed!!!

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