Spotlighting Forever Greenery

Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today’s card showcases the “Spotlighting” technique. It is similar to Double Time Stamping except it is done using designer series paper instead of stamping on cardstock. Spotlighting is a quick & easy technique achieved with layering dies. I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies but you can use any Layering Dies to achieve this look. I would like to give a shout out and special thanks to Linda Heller for this technique reminder! I used one of my favorite suites in the new annual catalog, Forever Greenery.

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Forever Greenery Suite Collection includes
* Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper
* Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
* Gold Hoops Embellishments
* Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
* Greenery Embossing Folders
* Forever Flourishing Dies (10% off)

Product colors: Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

One of my favorite things when creating is to use every scrap of DSP. This is a personal challenge of mine and I love it when there is no waste! This card meets the challenge!

Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details:

Measurements

  • Garden Green: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for card base, 3 x 4 1/4 to cut Stitched Rectangle Die, 1/4 x 6 strip for envelope flap
  • DSP (Forever Greenery): 6 x 6 cut in to 3 pieces – 2 x 6, 4 x 5 1/4, 3/4 x 4Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery - for inspiration and tips to learn how to cut 6 x 6  DSP with no waste visit juststampin.com- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Whisper White: 4 x 5 1/4 (inside piece) scrap to stamp and cut with Stitched Oval
  • Old Olive: 3 x 4 to cut with Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Ribbon and Trim: 5″ (Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon), 9″ Gold Metallic Trim (from Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack)

Directions

  1. Fold and burnish the card base.
  2. Use Layering Rectangle Dies to center and cut 4 x 5 1/4 DSP with smaller of the dies. Use larger of the dies to cut Garden Green cardstock. savingpng
  3. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 DSP to the card base.
  4. Adhere the die cut DSP to the die cut cardstock layer. Wrap ribbon around and secure on back then adhere to card base making sure to line up the design so it looks like one continuous piece of DSP.
  5. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White scrap and cut with oval from Stitched Shapes Dies. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Cut Old Olive cardstock with Forever Flourishing die and Adhere with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Make a triple bow with Gold Metallic Trim and adhere with a Glue dot.Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  8. Adhere the Whisper White and DSP strip to the inside of the card.  There’s plenty of room to stamp a sentiment or add a hand written message. Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  9. Adhere Garden Green Strip and 2 x 6 DSP to envelope flap and trim to fit.

Stampin' Up! Spotlighting technique thank you card idea with Forever Greenery and Stitched Rectangle Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made this card for my friend and neighbor! I usually fill the urns in front of our house with Kimberly Ferns. (*They don’t need as much water as Boston Ferns and stay healthy and full all summer long!) My friend noticed my empty pots this year and picked up some ferns for me and delivered them to my doorstep! She totally made my day! How perfect is this DSP as a thank you card for her?!

It’s these simple acts of kindness that make such a difference in our lives especially during these difficult times. I would love to hear about acts of kindness in your life….either to or from others! Leave a comment below and share an act of kindness that you did or received.

I hope you’ll give this technique a try!

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Annual Catalog Kickoff

ANNUAL CATALOG KICKOFF CELEBRATION

From June 3-30, earn an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards on orders of $250 or more! Ask me how to host a virtual party! Contact your friends to go in on a large order or shop big for yourself and enjoy the extra rewards!

Pick A Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion

PICK A FREE BUNDLE STARTER KIT PROMOTION

From June 3-30, when you purchase a Starter Kit, you can select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog in addition to $125 of product for only $99! 

Contact me for more information or click HERE then click JOIN and start your stamping journey! It’s a great time to stamp and/or work from home!

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A Fun Fold Farewell to the Retiring In Colors

Stampin' Up! Stitched Labels Dies and 2018-2020 In Color fun fold card ideas for friend, get well, thank you, birthday, and more - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I couldn’t resist one last nod to the 2018-2020 retiring In Colors.  I love the bold colors and will miss Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick the most. This is one of the cards that was included in my Just Stampin’ Card Kit To Go for May. I always include at least one fun fold card in each monthly kit.  I made 5 different versions to show the versatility of my card kits.  I create them so that you can use any stamp set you already have to add a sentiment.  All you have to do it stamp and adhere! Everything you need to create is already cut, scored, and ready to assemble. Plus you can refer to the tutorials to create more on your own!

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This fun fold design can be used vertically or horizontally.  There’s so many possibilities for adding the flower depending on whatever sentiment you use.  Here’s a close up look at each card.

Stampin' Up! Stitched Labels Dies and 2018-2020 In Color Lovely Lipstick fun fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Stitched Labels Dies and 2018-2020 In Color Grapefruit Grove get well fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set, Perennial Punch, and Stitched Labels Dies 2018-2020 In Color Pineapple Punch fun fold all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set, Perennial Punch, and Stitched Labels Dies 2018-2020 In Color Call Me Clover fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set, Perennial Punch, and Stitched Labels Dies 2018-2020 In Color Blueberry Bushel fun fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which color will you miss the most? Make sure you have ink refills, and your favorite color cardstock so you can keep creating with these bright colors!

I have shared in the past that I sell my cards at a local shop to benefit our local chapter for Breast Cancer Awareness.  I sell my cards for $4 each and donate $1 for each card I sell. If you would like to purchase one of these cards I will include the tutorial as a bonus.

Here’s what you need to do to order the card and tutorial:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “In Color card & tutorial” in the subject line. *Make sure you include your mailing address! Then send payment through PayPal. PLEASE follow these steps exactly! (I will not be sending you an invoice.)  Go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address (j.stark@myactv.net). Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($4.70 which includes shipping), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check.

I will send you the card in the mail and email you the tutorial.

Product Shares… I released my Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog last week. Click HERE for all the details how to get a taste of the new products at a fraction of the cost!

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in May:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • 3 FREE exclusive card tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! May tutorials feature the Timeless Tulips Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: 7VQYHW6E
  • Bonus– Free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial if you purchase the Timeless Tulips Bundle.
  • Free Gift and BONUS Tutorial – Timeless Tulips Tic Tac Treat (featured HERE) with an order of $50 or more.  Stampin' Up! Timeless Tulips Tic Tac Treat holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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  • Everything is Rosy – Purchase the Product Medley (on sale for $44/reg. $80) and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials plus a purse kit (featured HERE).
  • Honey Bee Bundle – Get 4 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Honey Bee Bundle. This stamp set is retiring so order before it’s gone!
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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Life is Better with a Friend Like You

Hello Stamping Friends! How are you doing? I know this is a stressful time for everyone and I am so thankful for my stamping business! Some days I feel like my “creative therapy”, friends & family, are the only things keeping me sane! We have not been able to buy toilet paper in the last 7 weeks even though it has been on our pick up order every week! I finally found some to order online; however, it never arrived! Enough about that! Let’s get on with today’s project.

I have several friends with upcoming birthdays and I wanted to make them a special card. I love fun fold cards and couldn’t wait to try this new fun fold I learned from Ronda Wade. It’s called a Stand Up Card. You can see how it got it’s name.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details to make a Stand Up Card:

Measurements

  • Card Base (Mint Macaron): 4 1/4 x 11, scrap to cut scalloped circle from Layering Circle Dies
  • DSP Panels (from Ornate Garden): Cut 2 @ 7/8 x 4 3/8, cut 1 @ 2 1/8 x 4 3/8
  • Whisper White: 7/8 x 4 1/8 strip for the bottom, 4 x 4 1/4 for the back, scrap to stamp and cut with Stitched Shapes Die

Directions

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/2 (*This will be the only full score you make.)
  2. Flip the cardstock and place the longer side of the card base in the trimmer and line up the left side at the 2 inch mark. Score from the top of the card down to the 1″ mark.  Then score from 3 1/4″ mark to the bottom of the card.
  3. Line up the card along the 1″ mark in the trimmer. And repeat the same scores…Score from the top of the card down to the 1″ mark. Then score from the 3 1/4″ mark to the bottom of the card. *You will have 2- 1″ score lines at the top and 2- 1″ score lines at the bottom of the card.
  4. Put the 4 1/4 side in the trimmer and line up at 1″ on the left. Cut from the 1″ score line at the bottom to the full score line above.
  5. Line up the card at 1″ on the right side of the blade. Cut from the 1″ score line at the bottom to the full score line above.
  6. Next you need to score between the cut lines at 1″ from the score line at top of the card.  The easy way to do this is to line up the card base at 5 1/2″ on the trimmer. *The full score line will be at the 1″ mark. Then score between the cut lines.
  7. Fold and burnish along the full score line.  Your card should look like this.Stampin' Up! Stand Up Fun Fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  8. Then lift between the cut lines and fold the top score line back. The bottom scores will fold back and forward. Burnish all score lines with a bone folder.
  9. Adhere Designer Series Paper strips to the front of the card as shown.Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Fun Fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  10. Stamp sentiment from Peaceful Moments on Whisper White strip with Early Espresso Ink and adhere to the bottom of the card. Stamp daisy from Daisy Lane in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once. Stamp Happy Birthday in Early Espresso ink above the daisy and cut out with the Stitched Shapes Circle Die.
  11. Color the center of the daisy with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and adhere to Layered Circle. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Stamp sentiment and daisy on Whisper White panel and adhere on the back.  Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  13. Wrap Mint Macaron ribbon around the center panel and tie a bow.
  14. Decorate the envelope flap with 1/4 strip of Mint Macaron and 2 x 6 piece of DSP and trim to cut off excess. Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am loving the new Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper! I also love how the daisy prints coordinate so well with the Daisy Lane Stamp set and matching punches!

Today is my friend Jill’s birthday. (I’d love for you to leave a comment below and wish Jill a Happy Birthday!) I made another version of this fun fold card for her. She really loves bees and even has a bee tattoo. I think she will like this card!

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments and Honey Bee Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Golden Honey DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had fun stamping the back of the card too! There’s still plenty of room to add a personal note.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Golden Honey DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Honey Bee Stamp Set and Detailed Dies I used to create this card for Jill is retiring! Yesterday I shared my Retiring Special Offer….you can get my Honey Bee exclusive tutorials, a card kit, and a sample of 6 X 6 Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper with the purchase of this bundle from my online store. If you’ve been thinking about getting this bundle, don’t wait any longer. Click HERE for more details.

Do you have a favorite today? Leave a comment below. I love hearing from you!

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in April:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • FREE fun fold pocket card tutorial (featured HERE) with the Ornate Garden “Suite Product Share”.
  • 3 FREE exclusive card tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! April tutorials feature the Ornate Garden Suite (Check it out HERE). *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: 2AP6B4WM
  • Bonus– Free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial if you purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Free Gift – Mini Notebook (featuring the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper) with an order of $50 or more (before tax & shipping).
  • Stampin Up mini notebook featuring the Ornate Style stamp set and Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Paper Pumpkin In Color Kit 2020 May

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy