Welcome Baby with Whale Of A Time

Stampin' Up! Whale of a Time and Well Written Dies fun fold baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Whale of A Time Suite was the perfect choice for this fun fold baby card and I can’t wait to show you why!  I love the ocean life images and all-occasion designs in the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper. You can use the 6 x 6 sheets to create a scenic background for your card or cut out larger images to use as accents (which I did for the whales). Check out the different designs.

Stampin' Up! Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper - for inspiration and ordering infomration visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love anything from the ocean (and beach)! I was thrilled I could add some 3D aquatic life using the Smooth Sailing Dies. Stampin’ Up! is great with product coordination!

Word Dies are my favorite and the Well Written Dies work for so many occasions!

Stampin' Up! Well Written Dies are perfect so so many occasions! For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the new foam adhesive sheets with the word dies. These Double-sided adhesive foam sheets can be cut with dies which makes it so easy to cut and adhere!!

I made this card is for my friend Susan who just welcomed her first grandbaby!  The baby’s nursery is nautical with lots of whales and ocean animals. Whenever Susan and I were out shopping she was always picking up something to go with the nursery theme for the baby…clothes, books, stuffed animals, etc. I know it won’t be long before baby Wes is out on the boat with his Gigi and Pap! Look at these adorable pictures and you will see why I chose the Whale of a Time! I love to coordinate cards and gifts with a theme!


I am thrilled for my friend Susan (and also a little jealous)! I love babies and can’t wait to be a grandparent! I shared what I though was a great “5 year plan” for my son back in 2015. I hoped he would find a nice girl, get married, and have a baby when I retired. LOL I followed my part of the plan and retired last year!

I found the perfect sentiments for my card from the Many Mates and Timeless Tulips Stamp Sets. There’s still plenty of room to add a personal note!

Stampin' Up! Many Mates and Timeless Tulips baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to decorate my envelopes to coordinate.  I used the Seabed Embossing Folder to emboss the envelope flap then sponged it with colors from the DSP.  I really loved how it turned out!

Stampin' Up! Whale of A Time fun fold baby card idea with Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is really easy to make and folds flat to fit in the envelope. When you open it up it pops out and can stand on your shelf. It’s a really cool fun fold.  Click HERE to view more fun fold cards featuring this pop up design as well as my photo tutorial with measurements and directions to make it!

Stamp Sets: Many Mates, Timeless Tulips, Sailing Home  Papers: Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Whisper White  Inks: Pretty Peacock. Pool Party, Bumblebee  Accessories: Well Written Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Stampin’ Seal, Mini Glue Dots

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Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’


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C is for Congratulations

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! I’m looking forward to sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Today I want to share some congratulations cards! There are many different reasons to congratulate someone (a new job or job promotion, retirement, anniversary, engagement, new baby, graduation, etc.) Today’s cards feature a simple fun folding pop up gift card card or money holder.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions Congratulations card ideas for graduation, new job, etc. - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I can honestly say these cards are quick & easy to create! I made this graduation card in less than 30 minutes before I had to head out the door to the graduation party! I enjoy making graduation cards in the school colors which is why this one is gorgeous grape, silver, and black.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpHere’s the card details…The card base is 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4. Fold accordian style and add a strip of Tear & Tape along the score line as shown below.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grape pop up gift card/money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Fold the card and adhere. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch halfway in the middle of the fold then on each side.  (*Line the punch along the edge of the paper to do each side.)



Add a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside to stamp a sentiment or add a handwritten message. Insert cash, check, or gift card in the center slot for a fun pop up when the recipient opens the card.

Wrap the card in ribbon and add your layered sentiment to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the Friendly Expressions Stamp Set for both of my cards. I love the font and different sentiments in this stamp set.  It is on the retirement list which means tomorrow is the last day to order it before it’s gone for good.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The graduation cap is made with a 1 3/4 square of cardstock.  Take a 5 inch piece of Bakers Twine, fold in half and make a knot.  Fray the ends and adhere to the square with a glue dot.  Punch a 1/2″ circle and adhere on top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation gift card or money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the color combination on my next card, daffodil delight and gray granite.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions congratulation gift card/ money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is stamped on a piece of 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Whisper White and layered on a piece of 3 x 4 Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper.  I stamped and punched 2 daisies on Daffodil delight and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The gold faceted dots add the finishing touch. For this card I added a restaurant gift card on the inside for the newly retired recipient.

Stampin' Up pop up gift card holder using the Classic Label Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Thanks to Ronda Wade for the pop up gift card idea! I will be making more of these for upcoming graduations in different school colors!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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