Happy Birthday Lucy for the PALS Blog Hop

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Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name a few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

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.

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Today’s birthday card was inspired by the adorable baby, Lucy Mae. My friend Sundra saw the rocker cards I showcased on my blog and asked me to make one for her granddaughter’s first birthday party.  The watermelon was perfect to go with the theme of the party. This was the photo that came with the invitation…how sweet!

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I love making fun fold cards and this one is so much fun to rock back and forth. You can click HERE to see how I made this rocker fun fold.

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I used the Large Letter Framelits to make Lucy a custom envelope for her special card. The framelits are a bit pricey but well worth the investment.  I have used them on so many different projects (for cards as well as for school).

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Stamp Set: Number of Years  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black  Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Blossom Builder Punch

Check back tomorrow for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I hope you will join the fun and be inspired to play along!

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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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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N is for Never Ending Card

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold card is never ending! This is my first never ending card and I can’t stop playing with it! I always thought it looked way too complicated; however, after watching a video on Splitcoast Stampers, I realized it’s not as difficult as it looks. Here’s my card showing the 4 different views… you keep opening the folds until you are back at the beginning…hence, never ending! So much fun!!!

View 1  Front of Card

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

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Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

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Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

You can see that the top and bottom sections in View 3 also appear in View 4 (below).

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

I left space to write a message and sign the card.  Here’s a look at how each part opens to the next.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

I love fun folds and this one is the coolest one ever!  I can’t wait to make many more!

Check out this video from Splitcoast Stampers to see how easy it really is to put this card together.

 

 

Here are the measurements I used on my card:

(4) 3 x 6 Pacific Point for the card base

(4) 2 3/4  squares Whisper White

(4) 2 3/4 squares DSP

(8) 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 DSP

(8) 1 1/4 squares DSP

The finished card measures 6 x 6.  I used the envelope punch board to make a custom envelope with a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 piece of DSP from Party Animal Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stamp Sets: Number of Years, Party with Cake (retiring), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1)  Ink: Pacific Point  Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Party Animal Designer Series Paper (retiring)  Tools & Accessories: Large Numbers Framelits, Envelope Punch Board

If you would like to purchase any of the materials I used on my card today, please Click HERE to visit my online store.

Have a Nice Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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