Hello Critters for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I decided to take this month’s theme and create something you can use/wear everyday. I had so much fun stamping these cute critter masks!
Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds stamped masks - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used several stamps sets (Beauty Abounds, Bloom & Grown, Oval Occasions) and many different colored inks. The key to getting a good stamped image for the floral bouquet was using the Stamparatus!  I reinked it several times to get a nice bold image. The butterflies and “hello” sentiment I stamped randomly using Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight ink pads.

Did you know you can store your mask in a Stampin’ Up! Standard Stamp Case?! (*See below for a complete list of products I used.) It’s a great way to keep it clean and protected in your purse or car.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty altered stamp case - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can purchase a set of four of these stamp cases in my online store for just $8 (That’s just $2 per case). Keep one for yourself and gift the others to family and friends. It’s easy to decorate your stamp/”mask” case with some designer series paper then include a few masks inside to gift to others. Of course I had to decorate my cases to coordinate with the masks.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty altered stamp case gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty altered stamp case gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The designer series paper measures 7 x 10 1/2 and slides in the plastic covering the case.  How quick & easy is that?!!! I think the “Smile” sentiment from Daisy Lane was the perfect choice to go on the mask case.
Stampin' Up! Daisy Lane ad Butterfly Beauty altered stamp case for gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I created a card front using the Butterfly Beauty Dies, Rainbow Glimmer Paper, and Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the layers to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and adhered this to the True Love Designer Series Paper before inserting it in the sleeve so everything is protected. I added the bow on top of the stamp case with a mini glue dot.
Stampin' Up! Daisy Lane ad Butterfly Beauty altered stamp case for gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Look how perfect the masks fit inside.
Stampin' Up! True Love Designer Series Paper stamp case for disposable masks - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
My second stamp case is created using the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper. I loved the hello pattern for this project!
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty and Snail Mail Designer Series Paper stamp case gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I stamped the hello sentiment from Snailed It (and/or Beauty Abounds) randomly on the masks along with the butterflies. Do you have a favorite mask or mask case from today? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty Dies stamp case for disposable stamped masks - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can create masks for any occasion…color coordinate with your outfit, share your creativity (hobby or business), celebrate a holiday, etc. I thought the bunny mask would be cute for Easter which made me think of other holidays and one thing led to another…. Here’s my St. Patrick’s Day and Valentine’s Day masks. (I’m sure I’ll be making more!)
Stampin' Up! So Much Happy and A Wish For Everything St. Patricks Day mask idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I just pulled from different holiday stamp sets I had (So Much Happy, Game On, A Wish For Everything, Meant To Be, Pattern Play).

Masks work best when everyone wears one. You can make and wear these masks yourself and share with others to help keep our communities safe! I ordered the masks from Amazon. It’s a great way to use your stamps in a different way!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 14th when our theme is “Great Family Occasions” when our Design Team creates a project for any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  15. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  24. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  25. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

Have a great Day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’

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Game On!

Today is my husband’s birthday! We are a huge game family! I grew up with 4 sisters and a brother and we were always playing cards and games. When I moved away after college I missed having someone to play games with so when I got married and had kids we played games! We have been playing more than ever during this pandemic! I have been using the Game On Stamp set to make all kinds of cards and gifts. Here’s what I made for my husband.
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday card and gift ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think I used almost every stamp image and sentiment in this gift set! Here’s a look at the Game On stamp set.Stampin' Up! Game On Stamp Set - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love this stamp set! The sentiments and images are great for all kinds of gifts and masculine cards. I used it to make my fun fold card, notebook cover, and Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box.  Here’s a look at each starting with the card.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This plaid from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack is so my husband! (I think he may actually have a shirt with this plaid.) You will see below the new game I bought for his birthday and this sentiment couldn’t be more perfect! This card is a Dutch Door Fun Fold. You know how I love fun fold cards and I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve made one of these!  It is so stinkin’ easy too!!! I love how it looks standing up.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s the details:


  • Cherry Cobbler (Card Base): 9 x 4 scored at 5 1/2, 2 x 8 1/2 scored at 2 1/8 on each end, 5/8 x 2 7/8, scrap to fussy cut layer around cards
  • Basic Black: 4 x 3 1/4, 2 pieces cut 1 7/8 x 1 7/8, 3/4 x 3 (to layer sentiment strip), scraps to fussy cut layer around dice
  • DSP (Plaid Tidings): 3 7/8x 3 1/8, Cut 2 pieces 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, 1 3/4 x 4 (inside)
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 3 to stamp sentiment then punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside piece), 1 full sheet to stamp images in Real Red and Memento Black Ink. *I stamped everything for all 3 projects at once and fussy cut out.


  1. Fold and burnish both pieces for the card base. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue between the score lines on the 2 x 8 1/2 piece and lay the other card piece on top to adhere. The liquid glue gives you a little wiggle room to make sure the bottom is lined up straight and the sides fold in easily.Dutch Door Fun Fold card - visit just stampin.com for complete tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  2. Adhere DSP pieces to black layers and adhere to card front.
  3. Stamp images and fussy cut. Layer with cardstock and fussy cut leaving a little border.  This creates a shadow and gives it a 3D look. Adhere to card.
  4. Stamp sentiment and punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add cardstock layers and adhere to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White layer and adhere inside card. *I added the DSP strip on the inside because I liked the look better when the card was on display. I only adhered it on the bottom and sides and left the top open so I could add a gift card. I Love this sentiment.  I told my husband it must be why I win all the time.  HAhaha
    Stampin' Up! Dutch Door Fun Fold masculine birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next I decorated a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box to coordinate.
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin Gift Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I stamped all around the box. I’m going to be totally honest here and tell you it took me 3 tries to get this right!  LOL  I didn’t realize when you folded the box the dice and “club” images would be upside down. I plan to just cover those “mistakes” with DSP to use on a future project. To make sure you don’t make the same mistake, here’s a picture showing how to stamp the images to they will look right when you assemble the box. (You’re welcome!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This box is the perfect size to fit two decks of cards!
Stampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
We completely wore out our cards playing Sequence and will use these to replace them! Sequence is one of our favorite games!

My last project is a notepad cover (to keep score of course!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Notepad cover gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
My husband and I are very competitive when it comes to playing games! When our kids were little we would play games to decide who had to clean up after dinner, pick up the kids from sports, etc. It always made the game a little more interesting! When we play dominoes we each put in 50 cents (kids too!) and the winner would get to keep the money. I thought of it as teaching my kids finance! LOL

This notepad cover is easy to make! Brandy Cox did a video back in 2014 and I’ve been making these ever since! You need an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock scored at 5 1/4, 5 3/4. I stamped the images on a piece of 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White to create my own “DSP”.
Stampin' Up! Game On notepad cover- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I adhered this to the front of the notebook and then added a 3 x 5 1/4 piece of black cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of the same Plaid Tidings DSP I used on the other projects.  The heart is punched from a heart in the Heart Punch Pack. I added a bow using the twine in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.

Inside I created a pocket to hold a pen, game directions, scores (who owes who LOL), etc.
Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings notepad cover - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The pocket measures 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. Score on the long side at 1/2, 3/4, 5 3/4, 6. Score on the short side at 1/2, 3/4. Snip the little scored rectangles on each side, fold and burnish along the score lines, and glue the 3 sides on left side. I got my notepads at Sam’s Club. The notepad binding cover is 2 x 5 scored at 1 and 1 1/4. Glue over the top of the pad and adhere the pad on the right side using Multipurpose Liquid Glue for a strong hold. I had a leftover strip of DSP so I added that across the top.

Here’s the link to Brandy’s video if you would like to watch how she made hers: https://brandyscards.com/stampin-up-secret-garden-stamp-set-notepad-cover/

I often use the card to dress up a plain gift bag. It’s quick & easy to do and makes a nice presentation. Just adhere a clear envelope to the bag and insert your card. This bag holds the Mini Paper Pumpkin box, notepad, and a new game! I can’t wait to play!
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday gift bag - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
What’s your favorite game? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. *Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win some blog candy.

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Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’


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