A Wicked Fold for the Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fun fold cards and this Shadowbox is “wicked” easy to make!  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. Cut a shape from the large panel. (I used the Layering Squares Framelits for today’s card.)

Fold along the score lines back and forth accordion style. I stamped my sentiment from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set on a 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the inside panel. This sentiment is perfect for this DSP…if you look closely the music and lyrics are from the song, Deck the Halls. Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Add Tear & Tape as shown and adhere the card together. I love the depth you get with this card…perfect for adding a mini ornament embellishment! I simply tied the ornament to a piece of Silver Metallic Thread and adhered with a glue dot.  I punched a red berry from the Holly Berry Builder Punch to place on top of the glue dot. The ornament looks so pretty hanging down!

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The music and sentiment was just calling out for some holly so I stamped the bough from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set twice on Garden Green cardstock and fussy it cut it with my Paper Snips.  I adhered to the base of my shadowbox with glue dots.  I stamped and punched more holly and curled them before adhering with glue dots to give the bough some dimension. A simple bow made with the Quilted Christmas Ribbon and some red berries (Rhinestone Jewels colored with a red Sharpie marker) was the finishing touch.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This would be a perfect card to give with an ornament.  (You can click HERE to see an ornament gift box I shared previously or HERE to see another Shadowbox card idea.)

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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C is for Christmas Cards

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! With Christmas less than 12 weeks away it’s time to think about what card you want to make to send this year. Now is the best time to order what you need… Stampin’ Up! is offering specials on Fast Fuse, DSP, and more (*See details below)!  I send out a lot of Christmas cards so I like to start early. I make several different cards before I decide on “the one” which I will make in bulk to send.  Here’s today’s contender.

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products (besides the quality) is how everything is made to coordinate. The Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder coordinates beautifully with the image from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set.  This card has everything that I feel sets it apart from store bought cards…texture, layers, embossing, ribbon, embellishments, and watercolor all in one! The fact that it is handmade from the heart…priceless! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 1 (Embossed): 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 (Always Artichoke)

Layer 2: 4 1/2 x 2 (Real Red)

Layer 3: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 4: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (Always Artichoke)

Layer 5 (stamped panel): 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 (Whisper White)

DSP Layer: 1/2 x 2 1/4

I stamped the holly image in Always Artichoke ink and used my blender pen to color inside the leaves. The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set (another beautiful stamp set). I added matching plaid from Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper pack (part of the Buy 3, Get One Free Special going on now) to the front of my envelope. Many thanks to my friend, Rosanne Mulhern (Heartfelt Stamping), for sharing her paper saving idea! This is a great way to still add that special coordinating touch when making many cards.

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Here’s some other Christmas cards I shared previously.  You can click of any of the images to see the original post with directions.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Christmas Joy Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Watercolor Christmas card idea with Fabulous Foil Acetate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Joy card made using products from the Stampin Up Year of Cheer Suite. For inspiration and more visit www.juststampin.com

Do you have a favorite from today’s parade? I’m curious…How many holiday cards do you send? Do you send the same card to everyone or do you make several different cards each year?  I can’t wait to read your responses!

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting sneak peeks at new products and being able to order early. Demonstrators (and anyone who signs up between October 1st – 15th) can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends before the are released (sometime before the end of the year). You could get the Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)  with “no strings attached” as part of your $99 starter kit.  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE for more information and to join my team! Questions? Email me and we can arrange a time to chat!

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Blog Candy Winner and Visions of Christmas Past!

Thanks to all who played along with my Holiday Catalog Scavenger Hunt!  I loved reading your emails and appreciate all the positive feedback!  Many of you commented how you noticed things you missed when you browsed the catalog previously. I do the same thing and often tend to overlook all the great sample ideas! FYI…its OK to copy ideas from the catalog…they are there to inspire you.  I often find when I’m not feeling very creative that if I create a project from the catalog or Pinterest I get my Mojo back.  As I create I try things different ways and often end up with something totally different. For me creating is a way to unwind and the fact that I end up with a little something to share and give to others makes it a Win!Win!

Speaking of win…It’s time to announce the winner of the scavenger hunt… Congratulations to Carmen M!!!  Carmen, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send you the goodies (pictured below) from the Holiday catalog! Have fun creating with the new embellishments, card box, pizza box, and treat tube!

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Looking at all these goodies spread out like this reminded me of a Christmas card I did many years ago (before I discovered Stampin’ Up!). Let me preface by saying we are not the most photogenic family. (I keep threatening that I am going to make an ugly photo album of all the dud pictures we have! LOL)  One year it was down to the wire and I didn’t have a single decent family photo for our Christmas card.  Well, if you follow my blog, you know that I am a teacher and I love books! I have a bunch of “I Spy” books that my students enjoy and that gave me an idea.  I found a photo I liked of each of my children and took a picture (frame and all) along with little trinkets from our year and made an “I Spy” Christmas card.

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My mom, who is not familiar with “I Spy” books, called to ask me why I sent her a picture of my “messy table”.  LOL  She didn’t get it but all my friends who had kids really enjoyed it.

When you think about it, the scavenger hunt was kind of like an “I Spy” adventure…You had to find items on the pages in the catalog.  As promised, here are the answers.

  1. WHICH STAMP SET INCLUDES A SHY ELF?  Festive Phrases (Isn’t he adorable?!)
  2. WHAT KIND OF BOXES ARE FEATURED ON P. 44? Mini Pizza Boxes (Did you see my blog yesterday featuring these goodies? Click HERE if you missed it.)
  3. NAME ONE THING YOU CAN PACKAGE IN THEM. 3 x 3 cards, cookie
  4. WHICH NEW STAMP SET IS JUST FOR HOSTS? Seasons of Whimsy
  5. NAME TWO NEW PUNCHES FROM THE HOLIDAY CATALOG. Leaf, Cat, Everyday Label
  6. WHICH FOIL COLORS ARE FEATURED IN THE YEAR OF
    CHEER SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER? Champagne, copper, gold, silver
  7. NAME THE KITS AVAILABLE IN THE HOLIDAY CATALOG. Watercolor Christmas, Be Merry, Paper Pumpkin
  8. HOW MANY CATS AND DOGS ARE IN THE SANTA PAWS
    STAMP SET? 18
  9. NAME TWO THINGS THAT SPARKLE FROM P. 21. glimmer paper, mini tinsel trim
  10. FINISH THIS PHRASE (FEATURED ON A STAMP):
    “WHEN I COUNT MY BLESSINGS, YOU ARE ____.” “on the top of my list”

My suggestion for you…Buy that stamp set now for your Christmas cards and get started on your cards early!!!

We still “attempt” a family photo for our annual Christmas card but now I love to add my personal handmade touch.  Last year I used the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set and watercolor pencils to make a fun fold for our photo collage. Here’s our card from last year. (You can click on the photo below for directions and more Fun Fold Photo Christmas Cards from past years.)

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp - For directions and ordering visit www.juststampin.com

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Sneak Peek at the New Watercolor Pencils

Every year I say I’m going to get my Christmas cards done early and I always seem to end up racing around at the last minute to pull it together.  How about you…are you prepared in advance or last minute like me?

We always send a photo card and I like to combine my love of photography and stamping. In the past I have made an easel card I shared HERE and used Paper Pumpkin refill kits (see below for photo). This year my daughter put together this photo collage.  My husband likes to add a personal message on some of his so this is what I came up with at the last minute.

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Add a personal touch to a photo card with Stampin’ Up! products
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Open the flap for more photos and space for a personal message.

The photo card measures 4 x 8 so I cut my cardstock 4 1/8 x 10 5/8 and scored it at 8 1/8. I added a layer of black cardstock on the front flap to tie in the colors from the card. I used the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with the Holly Berry Stamp Set and new watercolor pencils (available January 4th in the new occasions catalog) to embellish the front flap on my card. I am in love with these watercolor pencils!!!  You will want to put them on your MUST HAVE list!!! They make it so quick and easy to create a work or art.  I simply colored with the old olive pencil then brushed over it with my blender pen. Check out these before and after pictures.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! highlighting how to create with these new watercolor pencils using different paper with the aqua painter or blender pen.

I used classic ink (rather than the archival) with the blender pen and had no problem with the ink bleeding. You can use cardstock with the blender pen but you need to use watercolor paper or shimmer paper when you use the aqua painter. I added some red pearls leftover from a past paper pumpkin kit for berries.  You can make your own using a red sharpie marker to color Pearl Basic Jewels or Rhinestones.  I used red ribbon to make a bow and attached it with a mini glue dot. I popped up the stitched layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and stamped my envelope to match.

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Add to a photo card with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stamp Set: Holly Berry Happiness  Ink: Gumball Green (retired), Real Red (on envelope)  Papers: Gumball Green (retired), Basic Black, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Real Red Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Red Sharpie Marker, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Do you have the new Occasions catalog?  If you are not currently working with another demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach.  Email me if you would like me to send you the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It’s time to get that wish list ready!  For every $50 you spend from January 4th – March 31st you earn FREE product (in addition to my thank you gift)!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

As promised, here’s a past Christmas card made using My Paper Pumpkin kit.

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November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, Simply Snowflakes
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This would work well for a new address as well as a Christmas card.

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