Retiring In Colors and more!

I am just returning from Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage convention in Hartford, Conn.  I had a blast!  It was so much fun getting together with my stamping friends!  Six of us rented a house just outside Hartford so we could extend our stay and have some stamping fun.  We didn’t get much sleep and I laughed so hard my sides hurt! I have so much to share with you in the weeks ahead but first I want to make sure you don’t miss out on some important information…

*The retirement list is coming out today, April 9th at 1PM (MT).  Be sure to check back! You can click on SHOP Stampin’ Up! from my blog (~3 PM EST) and then click on the retirement list. Items sell out fast once they release the list so if there is something you want, don’t wait! We will be saying good bye to the 2016 -2018 In Colors. I really love these colors!!! What’s your favorite retiring In Color? If one color could stay (Hint Hint!!), which one would you want to see again?2016-2018 in colorsHere’s some projects I’ve shared previously using these colors.  Click on any image to see the original post.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp








*Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get the April kit. When you join Paper Pumpkin in April or May, you’ll get 50% off your first two months. Enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418 when you sign up NOW- May 10. Click on the image below for more information.

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When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 (or more) alternate project ideas in the months you receive the kit.  *The tutorials will be sent via email after the end of each month you receive the kit.  Click HERE to see a peek at some of my alternatives for March (including two fun fold cards: an upright z fold and a fold over flap card).

I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Tessman when I was in Hartford! She is a wonderful person who shares her talent and love for Paper Pumpkin with everyone! She created the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook where you can find (and share) alternative ideas for the kits each month.  We had our picture taken together.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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In Color Combinations

Do you need some color inspiration? Stampin’ Up! created this cool chart showing many different color combinations using the new 2017 – 2019 In Colors.  Just click on the chart below for a larger view and print ready copy.


Let’s get some inspirational chatter going…What’s your favorite color combination? You can probably guess mine by the number of cards I’ve made using it…yellow and black with white or vanilla. (Throw in some red accent pillows and you have my bedroom decor. LOL)  I am also a huge fan of classic navy and white…which works well with just about any accent color (including my favorite, yellow). I find I tend to grab for the same colors again and again so I’m trying to challenge myself to try some different color combinations. Let’s inspire each other with some new color combinations to try! Leave a comment with your favorite color combinations.

Have a great weekend!

Just Stampin’


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A Mini Treat Bag for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #4

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp


It’s Thursday so that means it’s time to play Tic Tac Toe!  I am so excited to be the designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Of course my Tic Tac Toe Challenge is an abc board.  I hope you will pick 3 and play along! We have extended the contest until Tuesday at noon (CST) to enter. You do not need a blog to play along. Click HERE for all the details. Here’s this week’s challenge board.


I used all 9 elements on my project this week. Can you find them?

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die to make a gift card holder. I embossed the bag using the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The DSP is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. Happy Birthday is heat embossed using Dapper Denim Ink , VersaMark, and Clear Embossing Powder. (I love this shade of blue.) I colored the flowers using my blender pen and In Color Inks in Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist. I added a Perfect White Accent to my ribbon.

The mini treat bag is so easy to make using the dies.  Check out this short video to see how to put it together as well as some of the different projects you can make using these dies.

I love the versatility of these dies! Know what else I LOVE…the new 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layered Leaves!!! You can create deep, dimensional embossed impressions so quick & easy.  It is a little different process to emboss because it is a thick folder. You need to spritz the paper first with water to get a deep impression.  Here’s a quick (3 min.) video explaining how it works and how to make your embossing “sandwich”.

I love the final results and can see using this embossing folder again and again.  It really adds a quick & easy WOW to any project!

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: Label Me Pretty  Ink: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark  Papers: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pretty Label Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Spritzer, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Dapper Denim Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine, Perfect White Accent, Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Hole Punch

I hope you will play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It is really easy and fun to do!  I had never done a challenge before the TTTC and couldn’t believe how easy it is to create by simply choosing the elements from the challenge board. I knew I wanted to use the In Colors so I pulled the In Color DSP and Dapper Denim (for blue) and decided that I liked Lemon Lime Twist with the blue. I decided to include “gift” from the board and I immediately thought of a gift card holder. All I had to do was choose a stamp set and cardstock and let the items dictate what I create.  It is a fun way to make something different.  I am amazed at how quick & easy it is to come up with an idea when you have the items right in front of you. I did not start out intending to use all 9 elements but it just came together once I started to create using the different elements in front of me. Give it a try! Click HERE to see what the design team and others created this week.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Join my Fun Fold Card Swap! Click HERE for more information. (The deadline to participate is quickly approaching! I must receive all cards by July 6th at the latest!)

Here’s the links to some fun fold card inspiration from my ABC series.  I hope you will pick one to create and participate in my fun fold card swap. *You do not need to make one from my series…feel free to make any fun fold card. I will showcase all the cards on my blog in July.

My ABC Fun Folds from A-E

My ABC Fun Folds from F-J

My ABC Fun Folds from K-O

My ABC Fun Folds from P-T

You can find even more fun fold card ideas under categories/fun fold cards!