Cheerful Daisies, Layering Leaves, and More…A Showcase of 3×3 Cards

I really enjoy making cards to coordinate with gifts. If I can make a homemade gift as well, I consider that a Win! Win! I love to walk the beach and comb for shells and sea glass so I started creating some gifts from the sea. I’ve shared some of the trinket dishes I’ve made previously. I decided to create cards to coordinate.  One of my favorite cards uses the new Cheerful Daisies Bundle and the Layering Leaves Stamp set with the coordinating Bough Punch.
Cheerful Daisies 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I was so happy with how these turned out I was inspired to create more! I have a lot of different shells so I went through my current and retired stamp sets, designer series papers, embellishments, paper pumpkin kits, etc. I was on a mission to see what I could create using what I had.  I used 12 x 12 Basic White cardstock to create the 3×3 cards. You can get 8 cards from a sheet of cardstock. Here are some of the cards I made.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think pansies are such pretty flowers and I love that they come in so many different colors. I used the dies and retired DSP to create this card (a CASE from the catalog); however, you can easily stamp your own card using the Pansy Patch stamp set and Pansy Dies which are still available. This card would be so pretty to give with a pot of pansies!
Heron Habitat 3x3 note card-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love heron and didn’t get to share all the projects I wanted to before the Heron Habitat Bundle sold out and retired! This set will stay in my collection. I used the blending brushes to create a subtle background before stamping the images.  The heron is colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen then cut out with the coordinating die.
Stampin' Up! Timeless Tulips 3x3 note care idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This card was quick & easy using the Timeless Tulips stamp set.
Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper note card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! I used the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper to create this card and matching envelope.
Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest and Leaf Punch 3x3 Card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The retired Painted Harvest Stamp set and Leaf Punch was used to create this sunflower card. I was able to match the green leaves using the recently retired Soft Succulent cardstock and Evening Evergreen ink (from the 2021-2023 In Colors).
Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Stamp set and dies 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
If there’s a stamp set, die, or embossing folder that has anything to do with the ocean, I probably own it! LOL  This card was created using the Sailing Home Stamp set and dies. I love to go sailing and could spend my days on the water! These would be great for masculine gifts too!
Stampin' Up! Seashells 3D Embossing Folder 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Seashells 3D Embossing Folder is one of my favorites of all time!  I love the detail and texture it provides!
Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and By the Bay Designer Series Paper 3x3 card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The seahorse is from the Seaside Notions stamp set (retired long ago). I colored the seahorse using my new Wild Wheat Stampin’ Blends…couldn’t match any better! The large shell (and starfish soap) are from my guest bath!
Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, A Little Smile, alternative idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Paper Pumpkin to the rescue for this card! The June 2019, A Little Smile, kit was one of my favorites.

These cards just make me smile! I love that I was able to use supplies I already had! I bet if you go through your stash you can do the same!

3×3 Cards are great to tuck inside a gift, leave for the waitress in a restaurant/ housekeeper in the hotel, give to the person handing you your coffee in the drive thru or give to the UPS driver who may or may not make deliveries to your home every day. (LOL) I’m sure you can think of many people to share a little handmade kindness with a note card!

Are you wondering what I’m going to do with all these shells and cards? I was asked to participate in our local Farmer’s Market that will open later this month. I thought this would be a great opportunity to meet more people and promote my Stampin’ Up! business. I intend to gift the cards with the purchase of the shells. I will tuck the coordinating card as well as my Stampin’ Up! business card in the box. I love to shop the Clearance Rack and I stocked up on Stampin’ Up! boxes and other packaging items when they went on sale! These boxes make gift giving so easy!
Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Boxes, Clear Acetate boxes, and Scalloped Treat Boxes make gift giving easy-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
oyster wine stopper in Stampin' Up! Tag A Bag Gift Boxes-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The shells and cards fit in either the Mini Pizza Boxes or Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes. My oyster wine stoppers fit in the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes and a set of two napkin rings fit in the clear acetate boxes.  I created the napkin rings to use in my home.
Oyster Shell napkin rings and more-visit for inspiration-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I also make shells for holiday table favors.
Stampin' Up! 3x3 Holiday card idea and table favor trinket dish-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
One of my latest projects has been candle making! I love these!
Stampin' Up! By The Bay 3x3 note card to coordinate with oyster shell candles and more-visit -Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The beautiful By the Bay 6×6 Specialty Designer Series Paper has the perfect designs for my oyster shell crafts! I love this simple card design and coordinating envelope.
Stampin' Up! By the Bay 6x6 Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I hope these have inspired you to be creative! Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.

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Bay Window Fun Fold Birthday Card

Stam[in' Up! Peaceful Moments Hydrangea Hill Bay Window Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Oh my gosh! I love this “new to me” fun fold card! I learned this “bay window” fun fold idea from Rachel Tessman. I changed it up using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and several different stamp sets. I made this card for my sister’s birthday. She loves hydrangeas! Our birthdays are just two days apart and we often celebrated together growing up.  I added some butterflies because they remind me of my favorite “butterfly cake” my mom would bake  for my sister and me. (*To make a butterfly cake, my mom would bake a round chocolate cake, cut it in half, and put the curved sides in the middle. She would frost it all over, put Hershey kisses down the middle, and add licorice for antennae. Perfect for our spring birthdays!)

Here’s more photos of this cool fun fold card. This first one shows what the card looks like closed.
Stam[in' Up! Peaceful Moments Hydrangea Hill Bay Window Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The butterflies are stamped on Basic White using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and Memento Black Ink. They are colored with Stampin’ Blends and punched out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.
Here’s a look at the inside of the card.
Stam[in' Up! Happiest of Birthdays and Punch Party Hydrangea Hill Bay Window Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The inside sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set.  I added the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon and a Pastel Pearl to the sentiment on the side from Punch Party. It is punched out using the Timeless Label Punch and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold the card open for the bay window look.
Stam[in' Up! Peaceful Moments Hydrangea Hill Bay Window Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stam[in' Up! Peaceful Moments Hydrangea Hill Bay Window Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s the details if you would like to make this fun fold:


  • Card Base (Thick Basic White): 4 1/4 x 11 scored on the long side at 3/8, 1 7/8, 3 5/8, 5 1/8, 5 1/2
  • DSP (Hydrangea Hill floral): 4 1/8 x 6 – Cut 1 5/8 off end. Then cut in same direction pieces that measure 1 3/8, 1 5/8, and 1 3/8 (x 4 1/8)
  • DSP (Hydrangea Hill striped): Cut 2 at 1/4 x 4 1/8


  • Adhere 1 5/8 x 4 1/8  piece of DSP (that was cut first off the end) inside the card along the end.
  • Add Tear & Tape inside the 3/8 score line beside the 5 1/2″ card fold. Remove tape and adhere to the card base.
  • Add striped DSP inside the 3/8 score lines on the front of the card base on each end. *See photo above.
  • Adhere floral DSP in the order it was cut to the front of the card.
  • Stamp sentiment in the center with Highland Heather Ink.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap white with Highland Heather Ink and punch with Timeless Label Punch.
  • Stamp 3 butterflies with Memento Black Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends. Punch with Butterfly Duet Punch and adhere to front of card with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Stamp sentiment inside card.
  • Tie a simple knot with Gorgeous Grape Ribbon and adhere to punched sentiment with Mini Glue Dot.  Add Pastel Pearl. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of punched sentiment and adhere to card. *this will allow the end of the card to tuck under when it is open to create the bay window.
  • Adhere DSP to envelope flap and trim with Paper Snips.
    Stam[in' Up! Peaceful Moments Hydrangea Hill Bay Window Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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