It’s A Pattern Party for the PALS Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! Strength.

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.

Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Paper, crafts, and glue are my everyday life! (In addition to stamping, I am a Pre-K teacher.) It was love at first sight when I saw this paper from Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper!

DSP Pick a Pattern

This was a really easy project to do with some store bought letters! I simply traced my initials (which also stand for my blog, Just Stampin’) and cut them out.  I adhered them to the block letters using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (I used the bold tip end to spread the glue evenly.) I embellished them with some ribbon and die cuts. The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Crafting Forever. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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This would make a great gift for teachers, friends, family, kids, anyone! Stampin’ Up! has so many patterned papers to choose from! How cute would it be to decorate a child’s name with pattern paper?! My son loved dinosaurs and there is a cool dinosaur pattern in this same paper pack. You could use the camera paper for a scrapbooker or photographer in your life or choose a pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper Pack for the coffee lover at work or home. You could even let the recipient color their own using the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper. There’s so many possibilities! Check out this quick video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing some of the different designer series paper.

Which designer series paper pack is your favorite? Click HERE to see all the different designer series paper packs available in my online store.

Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Pack, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons!

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. See you on August 9th!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
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 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

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With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

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Sending Wishes Your Way for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #5

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Wishes stamp set.Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, and Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. Find more card inspiration at www.juststampin.com

I really look forward to Thursdays and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It stretches my creativity to try different elements I may not have used otherwise.  I have found these challenge boards a quick & easy way to design a card…I just pick elements from the board! I hope you will give it a try and play along! Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I used all 9 elements on my card.  (Trust me, it’s really easy to do! )

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Wishes stamp set.Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, and Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. Find more card inspiration at www.juststampin.com

I had fun incorporating the different elements. I started with my pink (Flirty Flamingo) as that was the only color on the challenge board. (Easy decision and great starting point.) Next I chose the Designer Series Paper and this print from Pick A Pattern was another easy choice as it coordinated with the Flirty Flamingo (and I happen to Love it!). Then I chose a coordinating color (Tranquil Tide) from the pattern in the paper. I knew I would use a birthday sentiment and chose one of my favorite oldies but goodies, Butterfly Basics. I stamped the sentiment in my “pink” and cut out the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits.  By simply adding pearls to the die cut butterflies I completed three in a row across the center. (How easy is that!!!) Adding some ribbon completed this “summer” birthday card.  Here’s the details:

The Flirty Flamingo card base is cut at 4 ¼ x 11 and scored at 5 ½. The Tranquil Tide layer measures 3 ½ x 4 ¾. The Whisper White layer measures 3 ¼ x 4 ½. Both Designer Series Paper strips measure ¾ x 3 ¼. I used scraps of Whisper White and Tranquil Tide to cut the circles and butterflies. The butterflies are from the recently retired Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies. (I love the dies in this set and was sorry to see them go!) I adhered the butterflies to the card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I popped up the sentiment and center layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Here’s a close up.

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Now that you see how easy it is to create with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge board, I hope you will give it a try. You have until Tuesday at noon (CST) to enter. You do not need a blog to play along. Just pick 3 and create! Click HERE for all the details. And don’t forget to click HERE to see what the design team and others created this week.

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Timeless Tags Thinlit Dies, and Stitched Shapes Framelits. For details and more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics  Ink: Flirty Flamingo  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

You can purchase any of the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons! To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code at checkout when shopping from my online store.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
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 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

It’s Christmas in July!...Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

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W is for Waterfall Card

Stampin Up Waterfall Fun Fold Birthday card using This Little Piggy stamp set. For more fun fold card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

Welcome back to my ABC with Fun Folds series. Today’s card is a Waterfall card…It’s raining Pigs!  I absolutely love “This Little Piggy” stamp set and thought I would have some fun with them on today’s card. You will be amazed how easy this card is to create and whoever receives it (if you can part with it) will have tons of fun pulling the tab and seeing what comes next!

Here’s the details to make this fun waterfall card…

I started with a piece of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Flirty Flamingo for my card base. I adhered a piece of DSP that measures 4 x 5 1/4 piece to the base. The pull tab measures 2 x 8 1/2 and is scored at 1 3/4, 2 3/4, and 3 3/4.  Fold the score lines facing you. Punch the long end with the Tag Topper Punch.

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The images are stamped on 3 pieces of 1 3/4 x 2 pieces of Shimmery White using the Basic Black Archival Ink and colored using an Aqua Painter. These are layered on 2 x 2 1/4 pieces of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and adhered to the pull tab with sticky strip. Attach the sticky strip against the folded edge.

Adhere pull tab to a 1 x 4 1/4 strip with Tear & Tape. Attach Tear & Tape to the ends of the strip and center on the card front.

Fold a piece of 5″ ribbon through the tab for to pull the waterfall. These little piggies are so stinkin’ cute! I stamped the front of my envelope to match and used the same DSP on the flap. Fun and Done!

Stampin Up Waterfall Fun Fold Birthday card using This Little Piggy stamp set. For more fun fold card ideas visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp sets: This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Inks: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Shimmery White, Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Pack Tools & Accessories: Stampin’ Trimmer or Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Perfect White Accents, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Tear & Tape Adhesive

You can purchase any of the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons!

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • Click here for more details.

Feel free to email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions!

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code at checkout when shopping from my online store.

Have a Wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

It’s Christmas in July!...Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

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K is for Kite Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I have a fun fold Kite card for you. This would be a great kids card.  I remember when my daughter was turning 3 we had a Winnie the Pooh birthday party.  We made kite shaped invitations and delivered them to her friends. This would make a cute invitation or birthday card.  This card reminds me of my son, he LOVED dinosaurs!

Stampin Up fun fold kite card using Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

I admit I had no idea what I was going to do for a fun fold for K.  I was thrilled when I found this tutorial by Brenda Quintana (QbeesQuest.com). I followed her tutorial and put it together in no time!

Kite Card Tutorial


Step One

1. Start with a piece of card stock 10” x 4”. On the long side, score at 5”.


Step Two

2. On BOTH long sides, make a mark on the edge at 3” and 7”.


Step Three

3. On BOTH short sides, make a mark on the edge at 2”.


Step Four

4. Score from the 3” mark on one long side to the 7” mark on the other side. This will be a diagonal score, which runs across the 5” score line. Hint: I darkened the groove of my 6” score line with a permanent black fine tip Sharpie marker. This line makes it easier to align points for diagonal scoring.


Step Five

5. Score from the opposite 3” mark to the other 7” mark. You should now have score lines in the shape of an ‘X’ that cross the 5” score line in the center.


Step Six

6. Using a cutter or scissors, cut off the four corners of the card stock from the 3” marks on the long sides to the 2” marks on the short sides.


Step Seven

7. Fold the card in half on the 5” score line.


Step Eight

8. Tuck in the corner of the card along the score lines.


Step Nine

9. Tuck in the other corner.


Step Ten

10. Decorate card as desired.

I used Emerald Envy cardstock for my card base and the DSP is from the new catalog (available June 1), called Pick a Pattern.  (I used the flower print from this paper pack on yesterday’s Joy Fold Card. ) There is a wide variety of patterns in this paper pack.

DSP Pick a Pattern

 I cut the DSP 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 and scored it at 1 7/8 on each side.  

 

Then I cut the 4 corners off from where the score lines meet the edge to where the other score line meets the edge.  I cut along the score lines and adhered the pieces to the front of the card.

 

I did the same for my Whisper White piece on the inside except I didn’t cut it apart.  I stamped my sentiment from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set with Emerald Envy Ink and stamped the clouds in Soft Sky. I attached a piece of Emerald Envy ribbon with a glue dot on the inside then adhered my sentiment layer on top.

 

I couldn’t help but sing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from Mary Poppins as I was making this card! This would this be a fun card to give with a new kite for a kids birthday party or anytime. You could make a custom envelope or it fits in a note card envelope.

Stampin Up fun fold kite card using Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. For more fun fold card ideas and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com 

Stamp Set: Lift Me Up  Ink: Emerald Envy, Soft Sky  Papers: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Pick a Pattern (available June 1)  Tools & Accessories: Emerald Envy ribbon, glue dots, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

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Have a wonderful day.  Share handmade Kindness! 

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

J is for Joy Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I have a Joy fold card for you. The joy fold is basically a card within a card.  It is all about the layers and a fun focal point.  This Little Piggy is the most adorable stamp set!  It will be available June 1st.  I’ve been waiting for her big debut until it was closer to when you could order…I didn’t want to tease you any longer than necessary.  I couldn’t resist giving her center stage on my card today.

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Isn’t she stinkin’ cute?! I used my aqua painter to bring her to life.  I gave my Shimmery White cardstock a quick wash with Soft Sky then I stamped Little Piggy with Basic Black ink. I used Flirty Flamingo and Sahara Sand inks with the aqua painter.  It was so fast & easy…just a quick wash with the brush.  No need to overthink it…she’s a pig…she likes to be dirty and handles imperfection with pride! She has several friends in her stamp set too!

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I have lots of photos and measurements for you today so you can make one of these on your own.  The card base is Sahara Sand cut at 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 and scored at 5 1/2. Now let’s start layering…

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The Flirty Flamingo Layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  The Polka Dot pattern is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) but you could easily use the same patterned paper as the front.  This layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  Now for the front layers…

img_2461 The Flirty Flamingo layer measures 2 3/4 x 4.  The DSP is from the new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. It measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  There are many fun patterns in this pack.

DSP Pick a Pattern

The Little Piggy sits on a Sahara Sand card base measuring 8 x 3 and scored at 4.  The Flirty Flamingo layer measures 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 and my Shimmery White layer measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I adhered this inside the card making sure to center it.

The inside layers for this are Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White and are the same measurements as the front. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black.

 

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This is definitely a fun fold!  I love how it opens and closes.

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Here’s my envelope to match with the new Pick A Pattern DSP!

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Stamp Set: This Little Piggy (available June 1)  Ink: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo Sahara Sand  Papers: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (retired), Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Accessories: Aqua Painter

Click HERE to see another Joy Fold Card I shared previously.

Hope your day is filled with Joy!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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