Happiness Blooms for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. 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 full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  When my daughter was little she loved playing with her baby dolls! On Mother’s Day one year she let us know she was a mother too because she took care of her babies. That memory always brings a smile to my face!  I made two cards to share with you today.  One for my mom and one for my daughter. Both use the same layout and can be used for Mother’s Day or any occasion by simply changing the sentiment.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Mother's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper on both of these cards.  This paper is so bright and cheery it just makes me smile! There are many more color combinations you could mix and match with these fun designs. Here’s a look at the different patterns.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP to cover the front of a Whisper White card.

Stampin Up Mother's Day card idea using Just Because and Bloom By Bloom stamp sets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I layered a 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP with a piece of 2 x 4 1/4 coordinating cardstock. Then I wrapped my ribbon around before adhering to the card.  The Mother’s Day sentiment is from the Just Because stamp set and the flower is from the Bloom By Bloom stamp set which is part of the Happiness Blooms Suite in the Occasions Catalog. I cut out the stamped piece and  coordinating cardstock using the Layering Ovals Framelits and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The bow is attached with a glue dot. This card is so quick & easy to make I just had to make another!

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and Eastern Beauty Stamp Set makes a quick & easy all occasion card - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you wondering where I got the pattern in the middle? I made it by stamping the little dots on Whisper White cardstock. You can make your own patterned paper in any color! For this card I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set to stamp my sentiment and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I punched the little flower out from the DSP using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. I added a Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot in the center.  The flowers at the bottom are fussy cut and adhered with glue dots. You can find a list of all the products I used below.

Of course I had to make my envelopes coordinate. It’s quick & easy to do with a 1/4 inch strip of coordinating cardstock and a 2 x 6 piece of DSP.  Simply adhere to the envelope flap and trim away the excess.

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms and Eastern Beauty All Occasion Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Mother's Day card idea using Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper with Just Because and Bloom By Bloom stamp sets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which pattern is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

April Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

Have a wonderful Day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin Up Happiness Blooms Mother's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Glue Dots

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HOME for all Seasons…A Kit To Go!

I had the most wonderful long weekend! It was like a mini vacation! I hosted a three day stamping retreat at my home for some of my stamping friends! We had so much fun creating, sharing ideas, chatting and laughing up a storm!  I didn’t want the weekend to end! We didn’t even have to cook as my husband pampered us all weekend long with breakfast, lunch, and dinner!! I wish  I had taken lots of photos to share with you but we were having so much fun creating we didn’t even stop to take but a few pictures. However, I do have a fun 3D home decor project we made that I am offering as a Kit To Go!

I gifted everyone with a 5 x 7 photo frame and the supplies to make this interchangeable project.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you would like to make this project I am offering a HOME decor KIT TO GO.

Cost: $12 (plus shipping & handling)

Kit includes:

  • All the die cuts and embellishments you need to make 6 interchangeable “O’s”
  • Large Letter Foam H ME dies
  • Scored cardstock base for the background
  • Magnets for each piece
  • Detailed pdf color tutorial to put your kit together (will be emailed to you when your kit is shipped)

All you will need to complete the project is adhesive and a 5 x 7 frame. All the work is done for you so it’s quick & easy to put together!

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Home Kit” in the subject line if you would like to reserve a kit.

I wish I could stamp with all of my crafty friends! Here’s a picture of the ladies that joined me for our stamping retreat weekend.

crafting friends

Here’s a picture of Ramsey and Rosanne showcasing their finished project.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s photos showing each of the interchangeable “O’s”.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Home decor project kit to go with interchangeable seasonal displays - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These make great gifts! Order one for you and one for a friend! You can gift the kit or the finished project! *Please note… I can only accept a limited number of orders. Kits are available to ship next week. Order yours today!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Varied Vases In Color Note Cards

I really appreciate everyone who places an order with me. I like to tuck a note in with my monthly thank you gifts and I love the narrow note cards! I hope my wonderful customers enjoy these bright colored flowers and vases!

Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to showcase the new 2018-2020 In Colors. I used the Varied Vases Stamp Set and matching punch. You can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%!

Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and matching punch - Purchase as a bundle and save 10%! Visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These note cards were so much fun to make! I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the Whisper White ovals and the Layering Circles Framelits to cut my colored cardstock layers.

Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I punched the vase from a sticky note so I could make sure I stamped the stems inside where the vase would be. (This is the same technique I use for masking.)

Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The punch made it quick & easy to punch the flowers and vases. I adhered the flowers with glue dots and the vases with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The envelopes are lined with the same In Color DSP using the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch. Here’s a look at each of the In Color cards.

Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Lovely Lipstick
Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Grapefruit Grove
Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Pineapple Punch
Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Call Me Clover
Stampin Up Varied Vases In Color thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Blueberry Bushel

Which color is your favorite?

I am thrilled Stampin’ Up! brought back the DSP color collections! The 6×6 size is perfect for card fronts and envelopes as well as treat bags and more! If you would like to sample the In Colors, check out my In Color product shares below.

A Taste of the 2018-2020 In Colors  $16Stampin Up 2018-2020 In Color Product Share - visit www.juststampin.com to order. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • 10 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of double-sided Designer Series Paper -2 each in the 5 In Colors (Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel)
  • 10 yards of ribbon – 2 yards each of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in the 5 In Colors
  • 10 sheets of cardstock – 2 each of the 5 In Colors

 2017-2019 In Color Buffet $20Stampin Up 2017-2019 In Color Product Share - Visit www.juststampin.com to order. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • 10 – 6″ x 6″ In Color Designer Series Paper -2 each in 5 colors
  • 10 yards 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon – 2 yards each in 5 colors
  • 5 In Color Flower Buttons – 1 in each color
  • 10 sheets of cardstock – 2 each of 5 colors

Each share comes packaged and labeled. *The 2017-2019 share is a little more expensive due to the cost of the ribbon and the added buttons.

Stampin Up In Color Product Shares - Visit www.juststampin.com to order. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Product Share” in the subject line and let me know if you want one or both. Include the following information:

  • Your Name
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Please know that I do my very best to offer you the best shipping options. The prices on Priority Mail has gone up this year. It costs $7 to ship one or both in the same envelope.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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I is for Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack

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 bundle from the Occasions catalog that includes the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I love punches and this adorable punch pack coordinates with the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. Here’s a look at the bundle.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle - For inspirational ideas and ordering visit my blog, www.juststampin.com -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fresh fruit!  We have several orchards nearby where you can pick your own apples in the fall as well as blueberries and strawberries in the spring. We also have a Peach Festival and other “fruit” events in the area so I knew I would get a lot of use out of this bundle. I found some smoothie mixes at the grocery store the other day and picked up a few for my my family and to give as little gifts. I made some fun “envelope cards” to hold the smoothie mixes.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle card ideas to hold treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s so easy to make any size envelope using the Envelope Punch Board!  All the directions are right on the board (for 66 different sizes) so you never have to worry about what size paper you need or where to punch and score. I started by measuring my smoothie mix package which measured 4 1/2 x 6.  I checked the EPB (Envelope Punch Board) to see what size paper I needed (8 1/2 x 8 1/2) and where to start to punch & score (3 3/4).

After I punched and scored all sides I was ready to embellish. The Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was perfect to go with my fruit smoothies. It is so easy to pick my cardstock colors from the DSP. I adhered my DSP to a layer of cardstock then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the envelope card. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits for the sentiment layers. I stamped the sentiment close to the bottom to leave room for my ribbon in the middle.  I stamped the fruit twice, once in each color, then punched them out with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punches. I wanted the add the leaf layer on top with a Glue Dot to give it a little dimension. I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow.  The ribbon keeps the envelope closed and just slides off to open. I added a stamped layer on the inside which is a hidden surprise under the smoothie mix.

This is a fun card to make even if you don’t have a drink mix to add.  I stamped and cut the sentiment “treat yourself” from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and attached that to the drink mix for an added touch.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card idea with a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My son has a birthday soon and he loves fresh pineapples. The smoothie mix calls for fresh fruit, water, and ice so I thought I would include a pineapple to go with it.  The tag was attached to the pineapple so rather than cut it off I made a tag to coordinate and adhered it on top.

I love making little gifts like this! The pineapple and card would be a nice welcome gift for a new neighbor or even a treat for Easter. Simply change the sentiment and you are good to go for any occasion.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card and tag idea to hold a treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter will be home for spring break soon and she loves strawberry smoothies! This little treat will be waiting for her.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle envelope card idea to hold a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The strawberries were fun to stamp and punch. I used both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stems. I love this gingham ribbon.  It is easy to work with and really makes the card pop! Here’a a photo showing the back of the envelope card.  You can see how the ribbon keeps the envelope closed.

Stampin Up custom envelope made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment is perfect for my daughter! This set would also make a great hostess gift, thank you, or just a special treat for a friend or coworker. Who wouldn’t enjoy fresh strawberries and a handmade card?!

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have one more treat to share with you today.  My sister recently moved to Virginia and she is going to visit this weekend.  My family refers to our home as the local Bed & Breakfast. (My husband is a great cook!) I always like to leave little pillow gifts for overnight guests so while I was punching strawberries I made this quick Ghirardelli treat holder for my sister.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle candy treat holder idea made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can whip this treat holder in no time at all!  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 designer series paper. Use the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at 2 inches on each side. Put your candy inside and tie close with ribbon and twine.  I used my circle punches to punch the layers for the sentiment and attached it to the ribbon with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Quick & easy!

I hope you like today’s projects. For more Envelope Punch Board ideas and a video click HERE.  Check out this video showcasing the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the Fruit Basket Bundle I used in today’s projects.

So which do you prefer: Ghirardelli chocolate, strawberry smoothie, or pineapple smoothie? I would love to hear from you! FYI…I prefer milk chocolate to dark and would rather eat fresh fruit rather than put it in a drink.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie
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M is for Merry Music and more!

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series. I love Christmas music!  I could listen to Christmas carols year round! Unfortunately I can’t sing. (Many a friend will agree!  LOL)  At least my Pre K students don’t seem to mind.  I may not be able to sing the right notes; however, I create some “notes”. Today’s cards feature the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. I made a set of note cards for my daughter’s former violin teacher. My daughter visits her when she is home from college and brings her our homemade fudge for Christmas every year. I know she will appreciate these cards (maybe not as much as her favorite fudge but at least these are calorie free).

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

I love a black & white card! I can’t decide which sheet I like best. So many choices!Stampin Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper. For inspiration, ideas, and ordering, please visit my website www.juststampin.com

Here’s a look at each of the cards.

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

This is a clean & simple layout and a great way to showcase your favorite DSP. (Don’t forget select DSP is on sale through the end of October…Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Only a few days left to stock up & save!)

The DSP measures 3×3 and I layered each with a 3 1/4 square of Basic Black cardstock. I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut my boughs from Garden Green, Old Olive, and Real Red cardstock. I adhered these and the Red Ribbon bow with Glue Dots. I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Basic Black and cut it (and the Real Red scallop piece) with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered the sentiment layer to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick & easy! What a great gift idea for teachers, hostesses, musicians, etc. You get 4 each of 6 double-sided designs in the pack so there’s plenty of paper to make matching envelopes too!

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Do you have a favorite? The Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  I confess that I bought everything in this suite. I love it all!  This suite has everything you need to make holiday crafting easy…from tags and cards to gift packaging and memory keeping. Check out the video showcasing this suite.

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 in the product list below.

Have a marvelous day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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B is for Blessings

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! Count My Blessings is one of my favorite new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog! I love everything about this set…the font, sentiments, and the beautiful images! Most people send out Christmas cards but I also like to send out cards for Thanksgiving. I come from a large family and I consider my siblings the best gift my parents ever gave me! I feel blessed and even though I will be missing the big family Thanksgiving back home, I want them to know how much I appreciate having them in my life! These cards are great for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year!

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the beautiful floral and will be making it in different colors for each of my sisters. I didn’t think the men in my life would want flowers so I used the acorn and leaf stamp for a masculine look. This stamp set is so versatile!

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Stamp Set is great for fall or anytime of year to let others know you are thinking of them. For card ideas visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Count My Blessings Stamp Set Item #144790 $20

The layout on both cards is basically the same…I adhered a 2 x 5 1/4 strip of Painted Autumn DSP to my card base.  I stamped the floral and acorn images on Shimmery White cardstock and used my blender pen and inks to color.  I cut the flower image out with the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it on a piece of cardstock cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I fussy cut the acorns. The sentiments are stamped with Basic Black Archival ink. The images are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some ribbon and Linen Thread for texture. I punched some vellum leaves and adhered with glue dots behind the layered flowers. I have a parade of photos for you.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I colored the envelopes to match.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love that I am ahead of the game for Thanksgiving.  This time of year gets so busy and this is one of those cards you can make a bunch of in no time!

I have a few more “blessings” I thought I would share with you that I’ve shared previously.  One is my Blessings Mix. (Click HERE for my “recipe”.)  I make this every year as a table favor for Thanksgiving.  The only that that changes from year to year is the packaging.  I’m using the pillow boxes from last month’s Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves kit. (I told you this was my favorite kit! Refill are still available!)

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table Favor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are the same boxes I used for the Advent boxes I shared yesterday yet they look so different.  I love the versatility of these boxes! (They are also great for giving gift cards or monetary gifts.)

Another “blessing” I shared previously is my Blessings Jar.  I made one last year for New Years.  (You can read that post HERE.)  My intention was for my whole family to write notes throughout the year and put them in the jar but I seem to be the only one who has added to the jar.  That’s OK because (unknown to them) I have added for them throughout the year. They have shared different events and happenings in their life during our conversations and I added them to the jar.  I had hoped to share the notes at Thanksgiving this year but with my children in two different states and my husband and I in Maryland, I will wait until we are all together.  I have enjoyed adding to it all year and I love the idea of sharing and reflecting on our many blessings. Writing it down helps because often times I forget things (and the older I get the more often that seems to happen.) There are times in our lives when we all get “down in the dumps”. I have opened the jar throughout the year and reread some of the notes and it has not only cheered me up but reminded me of all the blessings in my life. This would be a great gift idea to give to family and friends! There is so much to be thankful for and this is a good way to focus on the positive!

I hope you are feeling blessed today!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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World Card Making Day is October 7th. In celebration of this day, Stampin’ Up is offering 15% off select card making essentials, plus a deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive (BUY FAST FUSE ADHESIVE AND GET TWO REFILLS FOR FREE) October 1–10! Don’t miss out on this chance to stock up on card making staples to keep celebrating all year long. Click Here for the WCMD flyer.

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Stampin’ Up! announced the return of alcohol-based markers!! 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 these 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!  Why not be your own customer and enjoy getting product at a discount? Click HERE for more information and to join my team! Questions? Email me and we can arrange a time to chat!

Fun Fold Swap Card from Maryann

I’m excited to share another beautiful card from my Fun Fold Card Swap! You are in for a treat as I share each of these cool fun folds. The collection of cards I’ll be sharing might not have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives good ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Let the inspiration continue…

Stampin Up Double Z Fold Birthday card made using the Beautiful You stamp set. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com
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Today’s Double Z fun fold card by Maryann shows the versatility of the Beautiful You stamp set. Yesterday I share Cindy’s fun fold triple panel card using this stamp set. You can see that post HEREbeautiful you stamp set

Stampin Up Double Z Fold Birthday card made using the Beautiful You stamp set. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com
Happy Birthday Double Z Fun Fold Card Created by Maryann Hutchinson

Maryann water colored the dress and hat on her card. Look at how well the colors match! Color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! strength and Maryann showcases it perfectly!

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You can see the two Z’s when you look down on the card.

Stampin Up Double Z Fold Birthday card made using the Beautiful You stamp set. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com
Double Z Fun Fold Birthday Card Created by Maryann Hutchinson using the Beautiful You Stamp Set

Maryann really stepped it up on her card with the lovely layers, candy dots, and popped up sentiment. This card really “looks beautiful”!

I love making fun fold cards. The Double Z fold looks hard but it really just takes a few simple scores to make.  For directions and to see two of the Z fold cards I shared previously click HERE and HERE.

Please leave a comment below to let Maryann know how much you love her fun fold creation (especially if you are the lucky person who received this in the swap). Thanks again to everyone who participated!  It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”! Check back tomorrow for another fun fold swap card. I plan to showcase all of the cards while I am away on vacation so you will continue to be inspired!

Did you know that yesterday was National Ice Cream Day? I just had to celebrate and honor this special day with some delicious homemade ice cream after a day on the beach.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
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  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
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 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

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With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

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It’s A Pattern Party for the PALS Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! Strength.

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 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Paper, crafts, and glue are my everyday life! (In addition to stamping, I am a Pre-K teacher.) It was love at first sight when I saw this paper from Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper!

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This was a really easy project to do with some store bought letters! I simply traced my initials (which also stand for my blog, Just Stampin’) and cut them out.  I adhered them to the block letters using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (I used the bold tip end to spread the glue evenly.) I embellished them with some ribbon and die cuts. The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Crafting Forever. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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This would make a great gift for teachers, friends, family, kids, anyone! Stampin’ Up! has so many patterned papers to choose from! How cute would it be to decorate a child’s name with pattern paper?! My son loved dinosaurs and there is a cool dinosaur pattern in this same paper pack. You could use the camera paper for a scrapbooker or photographer in your life or choose a pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper Pack for the coffee lover at work or home. You could even let the recipient color their own using the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper. There’s so many possibilities! Check out this quick video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing some of the different designer series paper.

Which designer series paper pack is your favorite? Click HERE to see all the different designer series paper packs available in my online store.

Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Pack, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons!

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. See you on August 9th!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • Click here for more details.

Feel free to email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions!

 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

It’s Christmas in July!...Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Click HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Today is Thursday which means it’s time to play Tic Tac Toe.  Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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Here’s a card I altered for this week’s challenge.

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I made a T for Tic Tac Toe by using elements across the top row and down the middle: blue, butterfly, bow and butterfly, twine, stitching.  It’s easy and so much fun to create using the challenge board. I just realized I also made tic tac toe going down the far right side without even trying: bow, scallop, rectangle. I hope you’ll play along! Just pick 3 (or more) and create. Then go to www.tictactoechallenge.com and enter your card.

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Stamp Set: All Things Thanks Ink: Night of Navy Papers: Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper, DSP Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Butterfly Thinlits, Whisper White Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You can purchase any of the products used on my card today from my online store. *All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!).  Earn Free In Color ribbon in June. Click HERE for more information.  Click HERE to shop. Please use the current host code below.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Happy Birthday Claire!

Claire’s 10th birthday was sprinkled with fun!  I made her this shaker card using her favorite colors.

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Stamp Sets: Number of Years, Milestone Moments, Cool Treats (inside sentiment)  Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum  Papers: Whisper White, Tempting Turquiose  Tools & Embellishments: Large Numbers Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder (retired), Sprinkles Punch (retired), Layering Ovals Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Sequins, Foam Adhesive Strips

The sentiment from the Cool Treats Stamp Set was perfect for her party theme!  I think she really liked it!

Claire loves her Paper Pumpkin kits so much she asked me to do a Paper Pumpkin birthday party for her friends. What fun! The May kit, Sprinkled with Love, was the perfect theme for a Donut Shoppe birthday party!

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Claire and each of her friends had so much fun making the 3 different cards included in the kit. They did a great job!

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The teacher in me gave them summer journals/back to school notebooks and they had so much fun coloring them. I found cute packs of colored pencils at the craft store.  I used the new Crafting Forever stamp set to stamp this fun sentiment on an Avery Label and punched it out using the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch. Just peel and stick for quick & easy party favors! I also made each of them monogrammed kits for their embellishments using the Large Letters Framelits.

They loved their notebooks and couldn’t wait to start coloring them.  It was cute to listen to what subject they were planning to use it for next school year. (I had Claire and some her friends in my Pre-K class when they were 4.) It was so much fun to spend the day with them!

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How adorable is this giant donut birthday cake made by Claire’s Aunt Cathy!

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If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, Stampin’ Up! has a great offer for your first 3 months.  Come give it a try! You can check out the details below.

SAVE!!! Get 25% off your first 3 months of Paper Pumpkin!

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Stampin’ Up! has a new promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers…You can SAVE 25% on your first three months!  Paper Pumpkin is great for all ages and all levels of stampers from beginners to advanced. (My subscribers range in age from 9 – 90!)

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

Feel free to contact me if you want or need more information (j.stark@myactv.net).

I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun fold for my ABC’s with Fun Folds series!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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