Sending Positive Thoughts with Happiness Surrounds

Stampin Up Happiness Surrounds and Garden Impressions card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Happiness Surrounds stamp set has a great variety of sentiments! I am always looking for just the right sentiment for each card I make and “sending positive thoughts” is just what is needed for someone who is going through treatment or having a tough time. There are different occasions when thinking of you is just not quite enough and this one will do the job! *This stamp set is only available in November while supplies last. Check out the variety of sentiments and images.
Stampin Up limited edition Happiness Surrounds stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
*This stamp set coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits and is part of the Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase.

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I love the colors (So Saffron and Night of Navy) on this card! Stampin’ Up! really rocks color coordination.  It’s easy to chose the colors for the card layers from the prints in the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper Stack. The work is done for you!

Stampin Up Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper

I was inspired to do this fun ribbon embellishment from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I just added some adhesive where I wanted the ribbon to go and then adhered my stamped image and sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cardstock cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base (scored at 5-1/2″), 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, scrap to punch 1-3/8″ Circle, 1/4″ x 6″ strip (for envelope)
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 3″ x 3″ panel, Layering Circles Framelits
  • Whisper White –  3″ x 3″ to stamp and cut image with Layering Circles die, scrap to stamp and punch sentiment with 1 1/4″ punch, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Garden Impressions DSP – 2″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2″ x 6″ (for envelope flap)

Stampin Up Happiness Surrounds card idea for encouragement - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

Coming soon….

The 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!


I can’t wait to create and share some of the awesome new products!  I am so excited about the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the most awesome bundle, Well Said. This bundle has all kinds of words to mix and match to make your own sentiments and it includes word dies!!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!! There’s also 2 new Blend colors (I love my Stampin’ Blends!!!), some gorgeous DSP and ribbons, and so much more!!!  I will be offering my very popular “Suite” product shares again as well as a ribbon share and Designer Series Paper share so you can get just what you want at a fraction of the cost! Make it easy for your family this holiday and tell them you want a gift certificate from me!  I’ll be happy to make sure you get what’s on your wish list! Contact me for details!

Kindness Rocks!

I love the beach!  We had a wonderful family vacation combing the beach, eating seafood, and just relaxing and chatting away as the waves crashed along the shore. (I think that was the best therapy for me!!!) As we walked along the beach path there was this “rock garden”.  It just made me smile as I read the weathered board and looked at all the different painted rocks.img_5208

How simple yet powerful! It hit me that this is something I could do with my students!  I go back to the doctor this week and I’m hoping to be cleared to go back to school. I would love to involve my Pre-K students in painting rocks and making a special Kindness Garden at school.  I teach my little ones that they can make a difference (even at 4 years old) and we role play ways to show kindness.  This would be something they could be involved in as well as the school community. I can just imagine the kids on their way home from school or church choosing a rock or adding one of their own to share. I’m excited!

The sentiment on my card today says it all.  A little kindness, whether it’s a card, a smile, or a painted rock can brighten someone’s day. I hope you are inspired to spread a little kindness today.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This simple card layout is one that would work with whatever Designer Series Paper and sentiments you have. I used the Abstract Impressions Stamp set with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits. The ribbon is wrapped around the DSP layer and tied with Linen Thread. The DSP is from the retired Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have another project to share with you that ties in with today’s theme.

Stampin Up Darling Label Punch Box treat holder- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I bought some Chocolate “Rocks” at a gift shop and knew I could use them to make little gifts for my team members. The sentiment is just perfect!

The stamp set and punch are from the Darling Label Punch Box.  It includes a beautiful tin filled with crafting must-haves…a versatile 6-piece photopolymer stamp set, clear stamp block, 2 ink spots, and a matching punch.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment sharing an act of kindness…either something you did or something someone did for you. I will pick a random winner to receive some blog candy! I am blessed with many wonderful people in my life.  I strive to pay forward the kindness shown to me. An act of kindness that will forever stand out in my mind was a beautiful handmade prayer shawl I received in the mail after my dear friend, Sister Corda, passed away. It was from someone I had never met that reads my blog.  I was so touched and comforted by her gift and thoughtfulness. I can’t thank her enough! I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy in April and she is truly a wonderful and special person!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Cut It Out Fun Fold for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop August

Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have a fun fold to share with you today inspired by Dawn Griffith!  I love fun folds and this one is quite simple and can be used for a variety of occasions!

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you recognize the stamped floral image? It’s from the Make A Difference Stamp Set and it coordinates perfectly with the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper! I stamped it in Memento ink and colored it to match using the Stampin’ Blends.

It takes just a few quick cuts and this fun fold card is ready to assemble! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base (Crumb Cake): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Layer 1 (Rich Razzleberry): 3 3/4 x 5 1/2
DSP Layer: 3 1/4 x 6 Score at 5 9/16
Whisper White Layer (inside piece): 3 1/4 x 5 1/2

Circle Punches:
2 1/4″ : Glimmer Paper
2″ : Punch from Layer 1 cardstock
1 3/4″ : Whisper White (for stamped layer)

Layering Circles Framelits:
Cut from Layer 1 cardstock with 2 3/8 straight & 2 3/4 Scallop
Cut from DSP with 2 3/8 straight

Directions:
Fold the DSP layer along the score line and adhere to the back of the Rich Razzleberry layer before adhering the Rich Razzleberry layer to the card base. Adhere the Whisper White layer to the Rich Razzleberry so it is hidden under the DSP layer. Adhere the scallop circle piece to frame the circle cut from the DSP. Wrap ~12″ ribbon around the DSP layer and tie in a simple knot. Adhere the stamped layer to the cardstock and Glimmer layers and attach inside the opening using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.
Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make my envelopes coordinate.Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can easily change the Layering Shapes and sentiments for different occasions.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Fun Fold thank you and sympathy card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this cut out fun fold. See below for the list of products used to create these cards. Subscribe to my blog to receive an email each time I post new projects. You don’t want to miss my upcoming “ABC Color” series showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s new color revamp!

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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F is for Flying Home

Stampin Up Flying Home all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m sharing a stamp set from the Occasions catalog that is fun to color, Flying Home.

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I have a soft spot for birdhouses.  My dad enjoyed woodworking and I remember the day he made birdhouses for my sisters and me. We painted the birdhouses and then picked out trees in our backyard to hang them.  We couldn’t wait to see who would have a bird living in their birdhouse first.  (I can’t remember who did so it probably wasn’t me. LOL)

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I enjoyed a little trip down memory lane as I colored and assembled my card. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I cut a scallop circle from calypso coral using the Layering Circles Framelits. I colored with Stampin’ Blends choosing colors from the DSP. The card base is a 4 1/4 square with a layer of 4 x 4 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper. The shimmer ribbon is FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration and comes in a pack of 3 different colors.  The finished card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and fits in a standard envelope.

Stampin Up Flying Home all occasion card idea using Petal Garden Designer Series Paper and Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set is so cute and versatile that you can create an endless variety of projects with it.  Here are some more ideas created by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

Stampin Up Flying Home card idea for a friend - For inspiration and ordering visit my website juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up Thank you gift box idea using Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies and Flying Home Stamp Set - For inspiration and ordering visit my website juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie
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Merry Christmas!

The stockings were “hung”…

Stampin Up Trim Your Stockings gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The tags were made…

Stampin Up Card Front Builder Thinlits tag ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Sweet Shop was stocked…

Stampin Up The Little Things candy jar treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The packages were wrapped and delivered…

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Tag idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you had a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

P. S. Mrs. Claus is on a much needed family vacation!

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Blog Candy Winner, Paper Pumpkin Video, and more!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and stories you shared on my blog the other day! I loved reading each and every one of them! We are so fortunate to have special people who bless our lives!  Please know that you bless mine!  I appreciate that you visit my blog and take the time to comment.  I used random.org to pick the blog candy winner.

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The lucky winner of the “Sister Corda Wink of Stella gift bag” is….  Kathy H. May you think of my special friend as you add a little sparkle to your projects! Please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop this gift in the mail to you!

Stampin Up Fresh Florals In Color gift bag idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My Paper Pumpkin box arrived last week and all I can say is WOWZERS! It is a winner! You can use these adorable stockings for so many things…to hold gift cards, decorate packages, as table favors (fill with treats or silverware), ornaments, etc.  Sister Corda would have loved this month’s kit!!! I could just see her tucking some of her homemade candy in these to give to others.

Check out the how-to video to see everything in the kit and how easy it is to put these projects together!

Stampin’ Up! will be sharing project ideas combining elements from the coordinating Season of Style October (Pining for Plaid) and November (Back in Plaid) kits later today, November 21st, in a Facebook Live broadcast at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT, 6 PM MT, 5 PM PT)

Stampin Up Merry Little Labels gift box idea using Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Circles and a pizza box. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you looking for gift ideas for friends or family members? Paper Pumpkin would be a great gift for any age! Purchase a prepaid subscription and give the gift that keeps on giving! I’ll even send you this pizza box and gift certificate when you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid subscription through me. Click HERE to order!

Stampin Up Merry Little Labels gift box idea using Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Circles and a pizza box. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

When you purchase a prepaid subscription you will receive an email with a subscription code.  Simply sign in to Paper Pumpkin and add the code.  It’s that simple!  If you are purchasing the subscription to give as a gift, simply add the subscription code on the gift certificate along with the number of months they will receive their gift.  Here’s a close up of the custom gift certificate that’s sized to fit perfectly inside the mini pizza box.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin gift certificate

Check back tomorrow and I will share the directions how I made the pizza box.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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An Angled Double Gate Fold for TTTC#24

Stampin Up Number of Years Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

tic tac toe

Today is Thursday which means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  This week’s challenge is as easy as ABC!

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When I created this challenge board I had no idea what I was going to create.  I just picked an element for each letter A-I. Today’s card idea came together quick & easy as I started thinking about what I could create.  You know how I LOVE fun folds so I started with that and then thought what I could make that would be angled and that’s where I started…An angled double gate fold.

Stampin Up Number of Years Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

To make this fun fold start with a piece of designer series paper that is 5 1/2 x 12. Score on the 12″ side at 2, 4, 8,and 10.  Mark the center on each 5 1/2″ side at 2 3/4.  Then make diagonal cuts from the top of the DSP at the 4″ and 8″ score lines to the 2 3/4″ mark on each side.

This is what is should look like after you cut and fold on the score lines.

I used other elements from the challenge board to decorate my card.  My daughter just turned 20 so I used the Number of Years Stamp Set to mark the occasion. Using a circle die cut to stamp and heat emboss my greeting combined 4 elements from my board. I made  a belly from a 1 x 9 1/2 piece of whisper white cardstock which I wrapped around my card and adhered in the front.  I also adhered some coordinating Fresh Fig Ribbon with Tear & Tape then  I attached the layering circles to the belly band with Stampin Dimensionals.

The inside of my card offers some inspirational thoughts for my daughter’s milestone birthday.  I used the Fresh Fig Stampin’ Marker to write my message and added a bow using 1/2″Finely Woven Fresh Fig Ribbon. I love the way this card can display on a desk, bookcase, or mantle.

Stampin Up Number of Years Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the same Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper to decorate the flap on the envelope.

Stampin Up Number of Years Fun Fold Birthday Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you will play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You can click Here to see what the other designers created this week to inspire you.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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P is for Peace on Earth with Pretty Pines and Paper Pumpkin

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series.  Today I am “shaking it up” for P! I used my Paper Pumpkin Pining for Plaid kit  (October 2017) with the Pretty Pines Thinlits and Carols of Christmas Bundle to make this “Peaceful” Christmas card . If you missed out on last month’s kit, don’t worry as you can still create this fun shaker card with products in the Stampin’ Up catalog. I like to make and share alternative ideas with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and this card is just one example of how you can change it up a bit to make it your own.

Stampin Up Pretty Pines Thinlits and Carols of Christmas shaker card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My card base is from Paper Pumpkin; however, you can cut a piece of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper for the front of your card. I love the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and have used it a lot to create cards and boxes for the holidays. The Peace on Earth sentiment fit perfectly in the precut card front in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love how my Paper Pumpkin saves me time! You always have the choice of turning over the prestamped image and stamping your own sentiment on the back or cut a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Whisper White to stamp an image or sentiment and another piece 4 x 5 1/4 to cut the circle using the Layering Circles Framelits. The window sheets, dimensionals, and sequins were included in the kit but you can order any of these items from my Stampin Up store. To assemble you attach the window sheet with glue dots to the back of the circle cut out.  Then add the dimensionals around the circle and fill with some sequins.  Remove the backing from the dimensionals and adhere the sentiment so it faces the front.

Then just add dimensionals to the top and bottom and adhere to the card base.

Stampin Up Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin alternative shaker card idea using Carols of Christmas bundle and Pretty Pines Thinlits - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

I added the pine branches from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and the trees and deer from the Card Front Builder Dies.  You can purchase the Card Front Builder Dies with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and save 10% on the bundle!

I love the matching envelopes in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  You can always cut the Merry Little Christmas DSP and add to the flap on the back of your envelope to tie it all together if you don’t have the kit.

Stampin Up Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit alternative idea using Pretty Pines Thinlits and Carols of Christmas Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am so excited that the November Paper Pumpkin kit is designed to coordinate with the cards in October’s kit.  We’ve been told it is a “gifting project”.  I love having cards and gifts to match; however, you don’t have to have the card kit to make the projects in the November kit.  They can stand alone or be used together. If you want to get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss sign up by Friday, November 10th to get the November Paper Pumpkin kit.  Click HERE to sign up.

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

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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tic tac tie challenge

I is for Invitation

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series! I enjoy the holidays and today I am going to share with you one way I make my own invitations for different events.  My holiday cookie exchange has become an annual tradition. Here’s a fun invitation I made that could also be used for birthdays or other parties by simply changing the DSP and stamped image.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is a simple fun fold card. The card base measures 4 1/4 x 11 and is scored at 1 1/4 and 5 1/2. Fold the card in half then fold the top flap down. I adhered a 3 3/4 x 4  piece of DSP (from Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper) to the front and wrapped the Quilted Christmas Ribbon around the card and tied a bow. You don’t need any adhesive to keep the card closed…the ribbon holds it together.  (You could staple the flap on each side if you want and hide it under the ribbon but it really isn’t necessary.) I stamped the gingerbread man from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set in soft suede ink and punched him out with the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I added a bow tie I punched from DSP and a candy cane I fussy cut from DSP.  I adhered it to Layering Circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I typed my invitation on the computer and printed it on Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut it to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and adhered it to a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Old Olive Cardstock.  It’s easy to slide in and pull out to read.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a couple of photos from last year’s cookie exchange. Looking at these yummy cookies is getting me thinking about what I will bake this year!  Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. The DSP used on my invitation is part of the special Stampin’ Up promotion going on now through the end of October.  Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

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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.

Today is my friend Susan’s birthday. We celebrated over the weekend with fellow demonstrators and team members. We call ourselves “Sisters of the Traveling Stamps”. We spent the weekend in Annapolis, Maryland at Ramsey’s and had so much fun sharing ideas (we each brought a shoebox swap), watching videos, learning new techniques, and stamping until the wee hours of the morning! Stampin’ Up! is so much more than just stamps and making cards…I love the friendships and spending time with “my people”.  Here’s a photo from our fun weekend!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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F is for Family

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! Holidays are all about celebrating different occasions with family and friends! Many people send family photo cards for the holidays. I like to take a photo and add a personal touch to make my own holiday cards for family and friends. I send a lot of cards so I need it to be simple and this gate fold card with a belly band is just that…quick & easy!

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiments Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make fun fold cards and the gate fold is one of the easiest! The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 on each end. I used Whisper White as my card base and added (2) 2 x 5 1/2 strips of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to get the most cuts from my 12 x 12 DSP so I added some silver washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape down the sides. You could use silver foil or just leave it white.  I like the added sparkle to tie in with the DSP and other silver elements.

The belly band is my favorite part! I cut a 3 x 10 Night of Navy cardstock and wrapped it around my card (creasing it as I went) and secured the ends with Fast Fuse on the back. I stamped my sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set on Whisper White using Night of Navy ink. (I love this sentiment for a photo card!)  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered it on a silver foil circle I cut using the Layering Circles Framelits. I use my shape framelits all the time!  (These are on my list of favorite things!) I wrapped some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon (LOVE THIS!) around my belly band and tied a bow. The ribbon makes the card in my opinion! I added a glue dot under the ribbon to keep it secure.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiments Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It is easy to just slide the belly band off to open the card.

Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiments Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like that the gate fold card allows you to display the card so you can see the photo on the inside.  You can stamp a sentiment on the side or add a handwritten note.

With my children in two different states it gets harder and harder to get everyone together.  (The photo was taken during our summer vacation.)  I am looking forward to the holidays this year! We will be traveling to Massachusetts to celebrate with all 25 family members.  YEA!!!

Here are a few more Christmas photo card ideas from previous years.

I made a fold over flap for this photo collage I had printed at CVS. (Talk about quick & easy!!) Click on the image to see the original post with directions.

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I used My Paper Pumpkin kit (and refill kits) to make this photo card a few years ago.

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November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, Simply Snowflakes
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The last one is an easel card (another favorite fun fold). Click on the image to see the original post with directions and more photos.

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I hope you enjoyed these photo card ideas today! You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s gate fold project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order.  *The Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set is offered as a bundle and I recommend purchasing it as a bundle to save 10%! I didn’t use the dies today but I will be sharing ideas using them later! They are great for winter projects and more! Check out this video for ideas and more!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

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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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Only 4 days left to take advantage of these savings!!!!

World Card Making Day is tomorrow, October 7th. In celebration of this day, Stampin’ Up is offering 15% off select card making essentials, October 1–10! Click Here for the WCMD flyer.

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During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click HERE for the DSP sale flyer.

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Click on the image above to find out about the upcoming October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits and how you can earn $5 off your next online order! You must subscribe by October 10th to get the October kit!