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



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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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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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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!

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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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Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ x 11″” Card Stock”

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