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.

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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!

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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
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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!)

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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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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
Card Created by Maryann Hutchinson

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

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When you join my team in July…

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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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 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.

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Thanks for Being You for Tic Tac Toe Challenge 03

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 http://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

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Just Stampin’

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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.

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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.
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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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G is for Gate Fold Cards

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I am showcasing the Gate fold.  I think this is one of the easiest fun fold cards to make. I made a variety of cards for you today using the new 2017-2019 In Colors.

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I love how this fun fold showcases the designer series paper.  I mixed and matched the patterns in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to make a set of cards to give as  a gift. I also wanted to show several different ways to use ribbon on your cards.  I love how the Stampin’ Up! ribbon matches the cardstock and ink colors. I think ribbon adds a nice element of texture to a card.  This new 1/2″ In Color Ribbon is finely woven and very easy to manipulate. I will be offering a ribbon share for the In Color ribbons as well as some of the other ribbon in the new catalog.  You can pick and choose which ribbon shares you want…there are so many choices for ribbon (which thrills me)!!

I have lots of photos for you today so let’s get to the details to make this card. Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock.  Score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 (or just flip and score at 2 1/8 on each side if that is easier.)

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I cut two 2 x 5 3/8″ strips of DSP for the front of my card and mixed up the patterns.  I stamped the floral image from Floral Phrases Stamp Set 3 times for each color…once on the envelope flap, once on a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White (for the inside), and once on a piece of Whisper White to cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I also cut a scallop layering oval in each color cardstock. I attached the oval pieces together.  I adhered the DSP strips to the card bases then had some fun choosing different sentiments and playing with different ways to add ribbon. *Make sure when you adhere the ovals you only put adhesive on the left side so the card will open from the center.

Here’s a look at each of the cards…

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I made a birthday card in Lemon Lime Twist and added a banner in whisper white to showcase the Lemon Lime Ribbon.  I love how these gate fold cards open.

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I used the Happy Happenings (retiring) and Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1st) stamp sets for my sentiments on this card.

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My next card is for a baby in the new Powder Pink. I made a simple bow with the ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

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I thought the peek-a-boo sentiment from Suite Sayings (retiring) was perfect for this gate fold design.

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I made a sympathy card in Fresh Fig and wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front.  I attached the  oval to the ribbon so you can slide it on and off like a belly band.

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The sympathy stamp on the front of my card is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This is one of those MUST HAVE stamp sets.  There are so many sentiments for every occasion!  It is one of the first stamp sets I purchased and I have used it over and over again.

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The inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases…another versatile stamp set with sentiments for several occasions (sympathy, wedding, thank you, congratulations, hello, love, just a note, etc.)

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I used Berry Burst to make a wedding card.  I think the gate fold design would be great  for wedding invitations as well as cards to congratulate the new couple.  The teeny tiny Mr. & Mrs. stamp is from one of my favorite bundles that is retiring, That’s the Tag.

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I like the fun ribbon tie on this one!  I simply wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied it with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  I adhered the oval to the ribbon using Fast Fuse so it can slide on and off like a belly band. The inside sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set (which I also used to stamp the flower on each card).

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I decided to switch the opening on the Tranquil Tide card for a fun twist.

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I attached ribbon under the oval with a glue dot and made a bow tied with Bakers’s Twine for the front.  I love how you can open the card with the ribbon.

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I use this thank you sentiment from Floral Phrases all the time!  It works on the front of a card as well as the inside.

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Tranquil Tide in my favorite of the new In Colors. (Though Fresh Fig is a close second!) Do you have a favorite new In Color?

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Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases plus various others for sentiments (see cards above) Ink: 2017-2019 In Colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide  Papers: 2017-2019 In Colors, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack (available June 1st), Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in 2017 – 2019 In Colors (available June 1st), Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I hope today’s cards inspire you to try something different with ribbon, DSP, and/or sentiments. I love that we have the power to make someone smile with such a simple gesture.  I hope you will make a card to send to someone today.

If you need more inspiration, Click HERE to see another Gate fold card that my sister made using the beautiful Eastern Palace Suite.  Reminder… the Eastern Palace Bundle is only available through May 31st. The stamp set and dies will be available in the new catalog; however, the special bundles with FREE product will no longer be available. This is a gorgeous set which you will use again and again and the dies are so versatile! *Bonus…get your hands on 3 of the new In Colors with the purchase of this suite!

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  • The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
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  • BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

I hope you have a Great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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