R is for Retirement

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Today’s card shows my idea of retirement… salt air, an ocean breeze, and my toes in the sand (with a book in my hand)! I feel relaxed already!

Stampin' Up! High Tide and Well Said retirement card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

To create this card I began by sponging the whisper white layer with Pool Party. Then I placed a sticky note across the top half so I would have a nice straight horizon when I stamped the ocean. I used the High Tide Stamp Set and Balmy Blue Ink then sponged over it lightly and added some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle. (It’s hard to see in the photo.) I stamped the sand in Crumb Cake ink and die cut the white chair with the die from Seasonal Layers. I love Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake together with white!  So crisp!  The Well Written Dies and Well Said Stamp Set have just about any saying you could ever want!  If you are looking for great sentiments for the front and inside of your cards these are top on my list! I love all the combinations you can make with the word dies! They are the perfect size and the font is just lovely!

Stampin' Up! Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Dies card ideas for birthday, thank you, get well, and more. Visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’ve mentioned before that I like to play around with different possibilities when I create. After I  made the card above I was thinking it might look better as a vertical card rather than horizontal.  So I made another one.Stampin' Up! High Tide and Well Said retirement card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This proved to be more work than I bargained for! I didn’t stamp my sentiment straight so rather than redo it again I decided to cover it up.  I stamped it on a strip of white and I wasn’t happy with that so I sponged it in pool party like the background. What do you think…vertical or horizontal? 

You know I love to give cards and gifts that coordinate.  Here’s the perfect bottle of wine to go with this card! I’d love to retire to a beach house!

Stampin' Up! High Tide and Well Said retirement card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Guess who just decided to retire???  ME!  After 33 years of teaching I will not be heading back to school later this month.  It was a tough decision but I am looking forward to new adventures ahead.  I’m thinking about all the extra time I will have to create and share!

My friend Margie stopped by the other day and brought me this sign…

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I love it!  I had to clean off my desk to showcase my new sign!

Let’s get some chatter going…I’d love to hear from you! Are you retired? What do you like to do besides stamping? Leave a comment below and I’ll pick a random winner to send some blog candy! I have some retired goodies looking for a new home! And don’t forget to leave me a comment as to which card you prefer, vertical or horizontal?

Have a Really Great Day!

Just Stampin”

Jeanie

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D is for Dad

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! I’m looking forward to sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to be making cards for Dads.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home and Well Said Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The NEW Come Sail Away Suite is perfect for making masculine themed cards! I combined the Sailing Home Stamp Set with the High Tide Stamp Set for this nautical lighthouse card.  Our family loves to visit lighthouses around the world so this is the perfect card for my daughter to give her dad for Father’s Day.  She loved the nautical knot in the stamp set but wanted to create her own with twine.  I had some retired Kraft Rope Trim in my stash which she though looked great. (I have to agree with her!)

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home and Well Said Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The knot is easy to make with 2 pieces of trim.  Make 2 loops then thread one piece under the other loop and over the ends just like it looks in the stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set has coordinating dies.  Even though I didn’t use them on today’s card I did purchase this set as a bundle and saved 10%! The products in this suite are some of my favorites in the new annual catalog.  You can Click HERE to check out everything in the Come Sail Away Suite.

Stampin Up Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip of Designer Series Paper to stamp my sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set (You will want to purchase this stamp set as a bundle and save 10% so you can combine many different word dies and sentiments!). I added a thin layer of Crumb Cake cardstock and adhered it to the Seaside Spray embossed cardstock. The images are stamped on Whisper White cardstock and cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. Add the knot trim and secure on the back before adhering to the Navy cardstock base.  The compass was stamped off once in crumb cake ink on crumb cake cardstock and cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  It is layered with a 1 1/2″ punched circle in navy and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adding Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap ties it all together!

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home and Well Said Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here is a photo of my daughter and husband at the top of this Canadian Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island.

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If you love lighthouses as much as I do, Click HERE to see a previous fun fold lighthouse card I made for Father’s Day along with photos of some lighthouses we have visited.

Have a delightful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stepping It Up with a Shadowbox Fun Fold

Yesterday I shared a simple card I made for my sister inspired by a photo of us.  You can see that post HERE.  Today’s card is a fun fold Shadowbox using the same elements.

Stampin Up Fun Fold Shadowbox card using High Tide and So Many Shells Stamp Sets and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For inspiration, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

It’s no secret that I love fun folds.  They are so much easier to make than it looks.  I have made this shadowbox fun fold before but I learned a new way from a fellow demonstrator, Julie DiMatteo. Start with a piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11. Score on the long side at 1/2, 1, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 10, 10 1/2. Fold along the score lines back and forth accordion style. I stamped the sand and grasses along the bottom of the front of the card much like I did yesterday. Then I used the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the center.  I stamped and sponged the water on the inside part before adding Tear & Tape to adhere the card together.

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A simple fun fold that’s quick & easy to make.  I’m loving this High Tide Stamp Set! Here’s both cards side by side. Which one do your prefer, simple or stepped up?

Stampin Up Fun Fold Shadowbox card using High Tide and So Many Shells Stamp Sets and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. For inspiration, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: High Tide, So Many Shells  Ink: Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Old Olive Papers: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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