A Special Fold Slimline Card for Andrew’s Birthday

My son’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago. We waited until he visited this weekend to celebrate a belated Easter and birthday together! I find it harder to buy for my son the older he gets! (I also find it hard to believe that I have a 35 year old son!!!! LOL) He lives in Rhode Island and even though our recent move made the drive easier and a bit closer; the tolls add up fast! So this year we decided to gift him with an E-ZPass (hoping he will come visit more often). I love to make my cards coordinate with the gift so I pulled out some retired Designer Series Paper (World of Good) for his card.
Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays masculine slimline card with World Of Good Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love this simple layout for a masculine card! I created a slimline card with a pocket so I could fit the E-ZPass application inside. (You can do the application process online if you have the vehicle registration information but I wanted to enclose his “gift” inside the card.) *This slimline pocket card works great if you want to enclose a check, cash, or “coupon”  inside. (We sometimes make our own coupon gifts, “Good For….”.)  This card design makes it easy to change up the DSP for a feminine card, wedding card, etc.
Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures slimline masculine card with inside pocket holder for cash or check - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The inside sentiment is from one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Balloon Adventures. It was the perfect choice to go with this “travel” gift set. I like to change it up and add a little more interest by stamping on DSP when possible. I cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
Here’s the details to make this card:

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card Base – Basic Black: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 3 1/2 and 7
  • Designer Series Paper – Front of Card: 3 1/4 x 5 1/8, cut 2 @ 3 x 1 5/8
  • Designer Series Paper – Inside card: 1/2 x 8 1/2 (pocket), 3 x 4 1/2 (sentiment)
  • Designer Series Paper – Envelope: cut 3 @ 1 x 3 1/2

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Fold and burnish card base. Staple inside pocket on ends. Cover staples with DSP strip.
  2. Stamp sentiment on DSP. Adhere the 3 DSP pieces to front of card. *I added a special touch using Black Matte Dots to the map DSP to show the travel route from state to state.
  3. Stamp sentiment on DSP, cut with Stitched Rectangle Die, adhere inside card.
  4. Adhere DSP strips to the front of the envelope.

Stampin' Up! Celebrating You Slimline envelope and Love You Always Treat Box - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am so glad Stampin’ Up! has added slimline envelopes to the product line! The slimline envelopes come in packs of 15 (5 each of 3 colors: Soft Succulent, Smoky Slate, White). And the best part is you don’t have to pay extra postage to mail this size card!
Stampin' Up! Slimline envelopes - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
We always packs treats when we take a road trip. I made my son’s favorite handmade treats, Chocolate Pretzel M&M’s. I know he will enjoy these on the drive back home.
Stampin' Up! Celebrating You Slimline envelope and treat box - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
*I’ve shared this quick & easy treat before.  If you want the recipe Click HERE.
Do you have a favorite travel treat? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. Mine is orange tootsie pops! I only buy them when we travel!

I hope I inspired you to create this simple slimline card.  Grab some DSP and give it a try!

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Jeanie

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Card Swap Inspiration – Day 1

The swap cards were mailed out last week so hopefully everyone who participated received a card in the mail. The collection of cards I’m sharing today might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives great ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Enjoy the inspiration from these amazing crafters!

Stampin' Up! Autumn Goodness fall card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Dee Ann Whitaker
Stampin' Up! Autumn Goodness fall card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
(Inside) Card Created By Dee Ann Whitaker
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Card Created By Syble Miller
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Card Created By Helena Eldridge
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Card Created By Cheryl Wherry

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Jeanie

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Game On!

Today is my husband’s birthday! We are a huge game family! I grew up with 4 sisters and a brother and we were always playing cards and games. When I moved away after college I missed having someone to play games with so when I got married and had kids we played games! We have been playing more than ever during this pandemic! I have been using the Game On Stamp set to make all kinds of cards and gifts. Here’s what I made for my husband.
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday card and gift ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think I used almost every stamp image and sentiment in this gift set! Here’s a look at the Game On stamp set.Stampin' Up! Game On Stamp Set - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love this stamp set! The sentiments and images are great for all kinds of gifts and masculine cards. I used it to make my fun fold card, notebook cover, and Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box.  Here’s a look at each starting with the card.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This plaid from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack is so my husband! (I think he may actually have a shirt with this plaid.) You will see below the new game I bought for his birthday and this sentiment couldn’t be more perfect! This card is a Dutch Door Fun Fold. You know how I love fun fold cards and I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve made one of these!  It is so stinkin’ easy too!!! I love how it looks standing up.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s the details:

Measurements:

  • Cherry Cobbler (Card Base): 9 x 4 scored at 5 1/2, 2 x 8 1/2 scored at 2 1/8 on each end, 5/8 x 2 7/8, scrap to fussy cut layer around cards
  • Basic Black: 4 x 3 1/4, 2 pieces cut 1 7/8 x 1 7/8, 3/4 x 3 (to layer sentiment strip), scraps to fussy cut layer around dice
  • DSP (Plaid Tidings): 3 7/8x 3 1/8, Cut 2 pieces 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, 1 3/4 x 4 (inside)
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 3 to stamp sentiment then punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside piece), 1 full sheet to stamp images in Real Red and Memento Black Ink. *I stamped everything for all 3 projects at once and fussy cut out.

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish both pieces for the card base. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue between the score lines on the 2 x 8 1/2 piece and lay the other card piece on top to adhere. The liquid glue gives you a little wiggle room to make sure the bottom is lined up straight and the sides fold in easily.Dutch Door Fun Fold card - visit just stampin.com for complete tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  2. Adhere DSP pieces to black layers and adhere to card front.
  3. Stamp images and fussy cut. Layer with cardstock and fussy cut leaving a little border.  This creates a shadow and gives it a 3D look. Adhere to card.
  4. Stamp sentiment and punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add cardstock layers and adhere to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White layer and adhere inside card. *I added the DSP strip on the inside because I liked the look better when the card was on display. I only adhered it on the bottom and sides and left the top open so I could add a gift card. I Love this sentiment.  I told my husband it must be why I win all the time.  HAhaha
    Stampin' Up! Dutch Door Fun Fold masculine birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next I decorated a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box to coordinate.
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin Gift Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I stamped all around the box. I’m going to be totally honest here and tell you it took me 3 tries to get this right!  LOL  I didn’t realize when you folded the box the dice and “club” images would be upside down. I plan to just cover those “mistakes” with DSP to use on a future project. To make sure you don’t make the same mistake, here’s a picture showing how to stamp the images to they will look right when you assemble the box. (You’re welcome!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This box is the perfect size to fit two decks of cards!
Stampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
We completely wore out our cards playing Sequence and will use these to replace them! Sequence is one of our favorite games!

My last project is a notepad cover (to keep score of course!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Notepad cover gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
My husband and I are very competitive when it comes to playing games! When our kids were little we would play games to decide who had to clean up after dinner, pick up the kids from sports, etc. It always made the game a little more interesting! When we play dominoes we each put in 50 cents (kids too!) and the winner would get to keep the money. I thought of it as teaching my kids finance! LOL

This notepad cover is easy to make! Brandy Cox did a video back in 2014 and I’ve been making these ever since! You need an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock scored at 5 1/4, 5 3/4. I stamped the images on a piece of 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White to create my own “DSP”.
Stampin' Up! Game On notepad cover- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I adhered this to the front of the notebook and then added a 3 x 5 1/4 piece of black cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of the same Plaid Tidings DSP I used on the other projects.  The heart is punched from a heart in the Heart Punch Pack. I added a bow using the twine in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.

Inside I created a pocket to hold a pen, game directions, scores (who owes who LOL), etc.
Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings notepad cover - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The pocket measures 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. Score on the long side at 1/2, 3/4, 5 3/4, 6. Score on the short side at 1/2, 3/4. Snip the little scored rectangles on each side, fold and burnish along the score lines, and glue the 3 sides on left side. I got my notepads at Sam’s Club. The notepad binding cover is 2 x 5 scored at 1 and 1 1/4. Glue over the top of the pad and adhere the pad on the right side using Multipurpose Liquid Glue for a strong hold. I had a leftover strip of DSP so I added that across the top.

Here’s the link to Brandy’s video if you would like to watch how she made hers: https://brandyscards.com/stampin-up-secret-garden-stamp-set-notepad-cover/

I often use the card to dress up a plain gift bag. It’s quick & easy to do and makes a nice presentation. Just adhere a clear envelope to the bag and insert your card. This bag holds the Mini Paper Pumpkin box, notepad, and a new game! I can’t wait to play!
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday gift bag - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
What’s your favorite game? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. *Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win some blog candy.

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Jeanie

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