Oops! Card and Blog Candy Winner

Yesterday I shared a spring wreath birthday card I made using the Stamparatus.  If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.  I love the Stamparatus for many reasons, one of which is I get a “do over” if I don’t get a good image the first time I stamp.  It’s so easy to just reink and stamp again…it stamps in the exact spot making it look great every time! Here’s a video showcasing the Stamparatus if you want to see it in action.

So, what do you do if you get too much ink? I’m sure we’ve all experienced inky fingers getting on our project after it was finished! I prefer not to start over again so I try to turn my “boo boos” in to new creations.  Let’s face it, the recipient had no idea what my first attempt was supposed to look like (right?). Most times I just add an embellishment to cover it up (which is why I’m in love with the new Butterfly Duet Punch and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack).  Unfortunately, that wouldn’t work with this particular oops! Look what happened when I stamped the sentiment (after I had stamped my pretty spring wreath).

Stampin' Up! wreath builder template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hate it when ink gets on the rim of the stamp and transfers to the paper! I did not want to toss my pretty wreath! So a quick fix was to stamp the sentiment again on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and cut a navy layer with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Just adhere on top and mission accomplished!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms wreath - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like to challenge myself to find a way to “make it work” before tossing it in the trash and starting over. My friend Susan gave me a Tombow sand eraser and it helps to fix little smudges.

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You can purchase these from Amazon. If you have a stamping fix story or idea, I’d love for you to share.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) or leave a comment below.

I can’t decide which card I like better. Do you have a preference?

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you ready to find out the lucky blog candy winner? I really do appreciate everyone who took the time to comment.  The winner (chosen from random.com) is……..

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Beth Ann Halvorson!  Here’s what Beth had to say:

Happy Birthday Month! I like to spend my birthdays with family and friends, eating tacos and/or pizza, and angel food cake with strawberries! Yum!

Congratulations Beth!  Email me your address and I’ll put your birthday stamp set in the mail. I loved reading each and every comment the other day about how you like to spend birthdays. An underlying theme was certainly enjoying it with family and friends! My daughter is coming home this weekend for spring break so she can spend my birthday with me.  She is the sweetest! I feel like the luckiest person in the world!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Celebrating Spring Birthdays for the Pals Blog Hop

Pals Blog Hop badge for march 2019Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because “Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! 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.

I’m excited to share a fun technique to make a simple spring wreath birthday card.

Stampin Up Accented Blooms wreath birthday card idea using the Stamparatus, Perennial Birthday stamp set and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Several friends and family members have birthdays this month so I need quite a few birthday cards. The Stamparatus makes it quick & easy to mass produce!  I attended a wreath builder workshop a few weeks ago (with Gina K of Gina K Designs) and absolutely fell in love with the wreath builder technique. I decided to make my own wreath builder template. I used the Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper and Layering Squares Framelits to cut the template.  I started with a piece of 5 x 5 grid paper and used the lines to help me line up the die.  I used the largest square and cut it twice. First I cut a straight square then I centered the die on top in a diamond and cut it again. I can use this template over and over again!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus using the Layering Squares Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the same Layering Square die to cut my Whisper White cardstock to stamp my wreath design.  I placed the square piece in my template. Next, I placed the small flower from the Accented Blooms stamp set on the cardstock piece where I wanted it and closed the Stamparatus so it stuck to the plate.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I prefer to use the ink spots when I use the Stamparatus.  I have most colors from the Paper Pumpkin kits; however, if you don’t have them you can use the classic stamp pads or purchase Uninked Stampin’ Spots from my online store and use ink refills to make whatever colors you want.  I bought a few Uninked Spots for some missing colors I needed and it’s simple to do plus they save space and $.  Win! Win!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

To make the wreath just turn the paper to the right and secure in the template, stamp, and repeat all the way around (going from square to diamond).

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added the sentiment by placing the stamp in the center of the wreath then closed the second plate on top of the Stamparatus to secure it.  I inked it up and closed the plate. I love having the option to use both plates! I don’t have to remove my stamps so I’ll be ready to make more wreaths quick & easy without having to place the stamp again.  I know it’s all lined up and good to go!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Another great feature of the Stamparatus is you can flip the plate over and use both sides! And that’s exactly what I did to add the sentiment for the inside.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves.

Stampin Up Perennail Birthday card idea using the wreath builder technique and the Accented Blooms stamp set with the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Finishing the card was simple. My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 Night of Navy scored at 5 1/2 for a side fold card. The Daffodil Delight layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and is embossed with the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder. I wrapped Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon around the embossed layer and secured it on the back before adhering it to the card base.  I tied a simple knot on top with another piece of ribbon.  The wreath is layered with a Navy scallop square and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I embossed the envelope to coordinate. This is one of my favorite color combinations.

Stampin Up birthday card idea using the Accented Blooms and Perennial Birthday stamp sets, Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, and the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check back tomorrow to see how I changed it up a bit when I made a little boo boo! Often I like  my “oops!” just as much!  Many different stamps will work to make wreath designs.  You can bet I will be making more! See what you have and give it a try. I’ve listed the product links below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  15. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  24. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  25. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  26. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Champion Birthday

Today is my husband’s birthday. He is a huge sports fan! His favorite hockey team is the Washington Capitals and he has waited his whole life for them to win the Stanley Cup Championship! Needless to say he was thrilled last June! For his birthday I bought him tickets to a Caps game and a commemorative bottle of bubbly. I always like to make my cards match the gift; however, I didn’t have any hockey related stamps. I played around and decided to make my own hockey sticks.
Stampin Up Perennial Birthday hockey card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I always loved origami as a kid and though this really doesn’t qualify (it’s held together with glue dots! LOL), it does the trick.  I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set for the simple sentiment and the team colors for my card.
Stampin Up Labels to Love birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The inside sentiment is from Labels to Love. (The die is retired.)
Stampin Up masculine birthday card for hockey fan using Perennial Birthday Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I’m looking forward to celebrating with My Champion!

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Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Stampin Up Christmas card kit, November 2018 - Everything you need to make 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs) - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit has everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • The box is a great sneak peek of what’s inside!
  • Coordinating colors:
    • Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 (shipping included).

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Seasonal Paper Pumpkin Past Kits Sale and Alternative Ideas

Stampin’ Up! is offering a sale on seasonal Paper Pumpkin past kits. The Frights & Delights Past Kit and Refill and November’s Back in Plaid Past Kit are on sale for 15% off. *You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber in order to purchase past kits. This sale is while supplies last, so don’t miss out.

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You can use these kits to make more than just holiday cards and gifts! I love to use the contents and make alternative projects like the card below!

Stampin Up This Little Piggy and Paper Pumpkin Frights & Delights alternative birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com

This card reminds me of one of my favorite childhood books/movies, Charlotte’s Web. I saw this idea by Lisa Fast on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page. I knew this would be the perfect birthday card for my pig loving friend, Susan Itell. Lisa didn’t give any directions so I played around, changed it up a bit, and added the cute spider trinket from the Toil & Trouble Suite in the Holiday Catalog. Here’s the card details:

  • Line the opening of the treat bag at 4 1/2 and cut off the seam on the bottom.
  • Cut a 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 piece of whisper white cardstock and stamp sentiment. Slide the cardstock into the bag sleeve.  It fits snuggly.
  • Adhere the sleeve to a piece of 4 x 4 3/4 Black cardstock.
  • Adhere the black layer to a Blushing Bride card base cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • Stamp the pig on Shimmery White cardstock and color with ink and an Aqua Painter.  Trim around the pig with Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add Baker’s Twine from the Paper Pumpkin kit around the top of the card and tie a bow. Attach the spider trinket with silver thread and a glue dot.

As Charlotte would say, “Teriffic!”

Here’s a few ideas from Pinterest and Facebook I shared at my Paper Pumpkin get together using the Back in Plaid kit. You can emboss the stocking (iron first and spray with hair spray), make baby booties (roll the cuff) or a winter cap (cut the heel off and add a candy treat inside).

img_0304 Here’s a close up of each:Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back in Plaid candy treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.comStampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back in Plaid baby bootie idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.justtsampin.com

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back and Plaid embossed Christmas Stocking - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com

Last year I filled the stockings with gift cards for friends and family.  It makes a quick & easy gift presentation.  I bought extra kits to use the stockings for table favors for our Christmas Eve dinner this year. I’m going to fill them with candy and questions.  It’s fun to have everyone go around the table and read their question and answer.  It really sparks some entertaining conversation!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! how-to videos to see everything in the kit and how easy it is to put these projects together!

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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin monthly crafting kit. Subscribe by November 10th - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.com

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  • November’s kit gives you everything you need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday!  The kit will create 10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs!
  • The box is a clue of what’s inside!
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
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Jeanie

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Happy Birthday with FREE Shipping!

Happy Birthday! Is this your birthday month?  I am offering Free shipping (and a birthday card) on any Stampin’ Up! product purchase of $50 or more placed through my online store during your birthday month.*Orders must be placed by the end of your birthday month. I will send you a check to reimburse the cost of shipping on your order.  And of course it will come to you in a special birthday card. Just let me know it’s your birthday month when you place your online order. Let’s celebrate!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make birthday cards! Several friends have birthdays this month so I decided to make a birthday card for card club this month. I used one of my favorite color combinations, yellow and black.  What’s funny is without even realizing it I wore a pair of yellow capris with a black top to card club.  One of the ladies pointed out I “matched my card”.  LOL

The floral image is from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Stampin Up Touches of Texture Stamp set - visit juststampin.com to order Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This set of 15 images feature an eclectic array of useful and fun styles which are great for focal points or backgrounds. The textures and elements in this stamp set will add dimension and character to any of your cards.

I always like to give several options for sentiments to my card club members and this month I also shared several different embossing folder options.Stampin Up Touches of Texture embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love embossing folders! They are such a quick & easy (and inexpensive!) way to add texture and dimension. You really get a big bang for your buck. I like to emboss the envelopes too! I used the Layered Leaves, Tufted, and Subtle Embossing Folders.  Here is a closer look at each.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday Layered Leaves embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday Tufted embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Subtle embossed card idea for a friend- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I even embossed the little flag on the last one with the Subtle folder.  It reminds me of linen fabric.

You could use a variety of sentiments with this card design. The sentiments I used are from Beautiful Bouquet and Perennial Birthday. I stamped each in Memento Black ink.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture and Perennial Birthday embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Touches of Texture layered and embossed Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Which one is your favorite?

Here’s the measurements if you would like to create one of your own.

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)
Layer 1: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)
Layer 2:  2 3/4 x 3 3/4 (Black)
Layer 3:  2 5/8 x 3 5/8 (Crushed Curry)
Layer 4:  2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (Whisper White Stamped layer)
Layer 5:  2 x 3/4 (Crushed Curry punched with Triple Banner Punch)
DSP Layer: (2) 1 x 1 1/2 (Broadway Bound)

I added some finishing touches using the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon for a bow and some black enamel shapes or gold metallic pearls. I am happy with the way these turned out.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up!’s online store gives you the opportunity to shop by occasions?Shop by OccasionClick HERE to see all the different options.

CLICK HERE to see all of the products that are perfect for Birthdays.

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Perennial Birthday Kit Alternative for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #38

Happy Thursday and Welcome to another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Today’s project is an alternative idea using the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card Kit alternate fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a look at the inside of this fun fold card.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card Kit alternate fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Can you figure out which way I made Tic Tac Toe this week?

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I made Tic Tac Toe 3 different ways: across the bottom (polka dots, die cuts, happy), down the right side (Spring, Gold, Happy), and diagonally (Green, Sparkle, Happy). I love the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  It’s fun to use elements from the board to see what I can create!  I hope you will play along this week and share your project!

The other day I shared 3 other alternative fun fold ideas you can make with the Perennial Birthday Project Kit. If you missed that post, Click HERE.

You can get a step by step photo tutorial with 4 fun fold alternate card ideas AND the additional items I used to complete my fun fold cards FREE with the purchase of the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. Simply click HERE or on the images at the bottom and add these to your shopping cart.  *If you add some Stampin’ Dimensionals or another item for just $1 more you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  That’s a lot of bang for your buck….a project kit to make 16 cards plus a birthday organizer box to store them in, a beautiful stamp set, my exclusive fun fold tutorial, additional items to complete my fun fold designs (shipped separately), and a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice!

Check out this short video showing the 16 cards in the kit and the lovely box that is included!

I am also offering my “Just Stampin’ Card kit and 3D Project Buffet” to go this month. You will get 3 card kits and a 3D project kit. For more details and ordering information click HERE.

Visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see  what the other designers created this week! You could be the next guest designer!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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K is for Kits

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 showcasing the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  I send lots of birthday cards and I love the box that comes with this kit to help keep everything organized. Here’s a look at the kit.

Perennail Birthday kit

You not only get all the supplies to make 16 birthday cards (4 of each design), but you also get the fabulous storage box!  There are even monthly dividers that you can use to write everyone’s birthday on so you don’t forget any.  Use the box to store the cards you have ready to send!

The Perennial Birthday Stamp Set coordinates with the kit and has great sentiments for the inside of cards too! I used the floral and leaf designs to decorate my envelopes to coordinate.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp set - For ideas and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a look at each of the 4 different cards that come in the kit.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Masculine Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can make 4 of each of these cards or change it up.  I like to make each card a little different.  Here are some alternative ideas I made.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card ideas - Tutorial available! Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I absolutely love this Double Flap Fun Fold card!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s my shadow box card.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make fun fold cards and different shaped cards!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a sneak peek at another fun fold idea that I will share on Thursday for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Be sure to check back!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Check out this short video showing not only the cards, but the lovely box!

Here’s some of the envelopes I stamped to coordinate.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can fill your box with even more cards when you purchase my monthly kits to go! Yesterday I shared how you can get my “Just Stampin’ Card kit and 3D Project Buffet”.  If you missed that post click HERE.

I’m a little late posting today because I stayed up to watch the Oscars!  I look forward to this event every year.  I love movies and seeing if my favorites win! And I love to see what everyone wears! Here’s a photo of me from my Hollywood “Oscar Moment” several years ago. That little trophy is heavier than you think!

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Have a wonderful day!  Share some handmade kindness!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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E is for Embossing Folders

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today is all about Embossing Folders.  Embossing adds so much texture to your projects and they are a great bang for your buck! Previously, I shared a card I made with the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (which is included in the Blossoming Basket Bundle) featured in the new Sale-A-Bration release. If you missed the post, click HERE.

There are 3 new embossing folders featured in the Occasions catalog: Petal Pair, Simple Stripes, and Scattered Sequins.

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Today I’m showcasing my favorite, Petal Pair. I love that you get 2 beautiful folders in this set! I made 3 cards to share with you using the floral design. There are so many ways you can use this embossing folder to get different looks.  It is perfect on it’s own or you can use different techniques to add color.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Card #1

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is clean & simple and shows how gorgeous this floral design is all on its own. I embossed “celebrate” from the Celebrations Duo found in the annual catalog.  (I could have used the Celebrate You Thinlits Die from the Sale-A-Bration catalog but I wanted to keep it all about embossing today.) *It is important to emboss celebrate first then the floral folder otherwise you would crush some of the flowers along the top with the embossing folder. (I bet you can guess how I learned that one!)  I thought the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set was the perfect saying for this card and I love the way it curves with the embossed flowers.  This shows how quick & easy it is to achieve a clean & simple card to celebrate any occasion! I chose Pool Party and Night of Navy for my colors and added a bow with the Crinkled Seam Binding. The embossed layer measures 3 3/4 x 5 and the next layer is just 1/8 larger.

Card #2

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using sponging technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For this card I decided to add color to the embossed flowers using my sponge daubers and ink. I love how this is a completely different look even though the layout is the same! This was quick & easy to do and I love the soft Spring look.  It would  be a great card to give with a pot (or bouquet) of flowers to someone for any occasion. I have several friends and family members with March birthdays and this would be perfect for them.

Card #3

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using Stampin Blends coloring technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends for this last one.  (I should have started this post with “Welcome to Day 4 of my coloring therapy!” LOL ) I have to confess that this card did not work out the way I had envisioned but, I am pleased with the final result.  (Sometimes it’s just trial and error!) I opened the embossing folder and inked the back (the side without the Sizzix label) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and put my paper on top.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot. The result was a big mess with ink where it shouldn’t be!

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Plan B to the rescue!  I redid the embossing then colored the flowers on the messy one with my Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut around the flowers with my paper snips.

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I love how the colors pop with the black outline.  I colored this a little different than I usually do with my Blends.  I only used one color instead of both the light and dark shades.  Then I went back with the Color Lifter to get the different shades.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea with coloring technique using Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I embossed the back flap on the envelope to tie in with the card. There is still so much more you can do with embossing folders!  Here’s another look at all 3 cards.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know if you have a favorite.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store. Click on the images below or Click HERE to shop. 

Here’s another project I shared previously where I embossed the new Mini Silver Gable Box using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. *You can click on the image to see the original post.

Mini Gable Box embossed with Petal Pair embossing folder and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits treat box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Jeanie

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