R is for Ribbon…and a NEW Ribbon Share

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing the new ribbon. I love adding a touch of ribbon on my cards and projects! I used the silver metallic ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog on my card today.

Stampin Up Valentine Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This ribbon is so soft and pliable. I like the silver with the black contrast and pop of melon mambo.  My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  The Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper measures 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 and is layered on a piece of 2 x 4 1/4 melon mambo cardstock. I wrapped the ribbon around this layer before attaching it to the card base with fast fuse adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment in melon mambo ink and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. (These framelits are back in stock if you missed them when they first debuted.) The sentiment is layered on melon mambo cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added the heart embellishment from the Brights Enamel Shapes. Quick & Easy!

Stampin Up Valentine Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a project I shared previously using the gold metallic ribbon from this combo pack. (You can click on the image to see the original post.)

Stampin Up wine tag idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out the new ribbon in the Occasions catalog as well as the metallic ribbon combo pack in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. You can click HERE to see the complete selection of ribbon and trim in my online store.


Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack – Real Red, Whisper White 1/8″ grosgrain


Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon


Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon Combo pack – Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White


Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon

You can earn the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack FREE during Sale-A-Bration.



How would you like to try out some ribbon on your cards and projects?  I am offering a Ribbon Share with the new selection of ribbon.  You will receive 2 1/2 yards of each of the 6 new ribbon for $13.00.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with your address and I will send you a PayPal invoice.

Today’s special with purchase from my online store is some metallic ribbon. Use the January hostess code EPGDT3KF when you check out and I will send you 2 yards of metallic ribbon (1 yard of each color) along with your card kit as my thanks for shopping with me. Click HERE to shop.

Click HERE for a chance to win a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’


Click on the catalog to view. Choose 1 FREE item for every $50 you spend!


Q is for Quilted DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using two different Designer Series Paper packs and making some quilt cards.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms and Floral Phrases Quilt card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had so much fun making these cards and I really want to make more. (I’m thinking gift ideas…a set of quilted cards for a friend who loves to sew or quilt.) These are pretty easy to make.  The thank you note is made with 1 1/4″ squares from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used liquid glue to adhere these to a 4″ square of whisper white.  (The liquid glue gives me a little wiggle room to move it around just right.) After I glued the 9 designs I embossed it with the Happy Heart embossing folder to give it a “quilted” look.  The sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set and stamped in Basic Black ink on Melon Mambo cardstock.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

The birthday card uses the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. (This paper is included in the Stampin’ Up! Special through October 31st.)  I cut the DSP and Whisper White cardstock into 1″ strips for this card. You could also use the Layering Squares Framelits or the 1′ square punch (on sale on clearance while supplies last). You need 4 white squares, 2 each of 2 different patterned paper, and 8 solid or coordinating DSP.  I cut the white squares and 4 of the blue squares in half on the diagonal.  I glued these to a 4″ square of whisper white cardstock. The turquoise tone on tone DSP has a diamond design so I used the Boho Chic embossing folder on this card.  I rummaged through my button collection and found one in melon mambo. I tied white bakers twine on the button and attached it to my card with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms and stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Tempting Turquoise ink.


Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Quilt card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinU

My friend Paula introduced me to quilting (and cross stitching) many years ago. She makes absolutely gorgeous quilts (and sweaters, and needlepoint, and  many other crafty things. She is multi talented!) Here’s a quilt wall hanging she made me many years ago that I always look forward to hanging up every year.


I made a Christmas tree quilt which must be packed up with all the Christmas stuff because I couldn’t find it to show you.  However, I did come across this bed quilt I made many years ago. (I completely forgot about this one!) I pulled it out of the cedar chest to photograph to show you.


The past few days have been blustery here in Maryland…the kind of days where you want to wrap yourself up in a quilt and get cozy!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

I is for Ink (and an Incredible chance to win some blog candy!)

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today I am going to share some tips and tricks for using Stampin’ Up! Ink pads.



I love the nice clean image you get using Stampin’ Up!’s firm foam ink pads!

Watch this short video for some tips and tricks and how to reink and stamp using the firm foam stamp pads.

I use one of the extra labels from the bottom of the ink pad to put the color label on the inside of the ink pad (just like she showed in the video).  This makes it easy to see what color I am stamping when the ink pad is open.  It really helps when you are using several different colors for a project and they all look dark.


You could also use the extra labels for file folders to store your scraps or punch a circle with the 1/4″ hole punch to color code the ink refills. Simply punch and stick or you can punch cardstock and attach to the top of the ink refills with a glue dot.  Either way works. It makes it so easy to quickly find the right color.


Did you know you can use your ink refills to refill your Stampin’ markers too? There’s a couple of ways you can do this.  The first way is to simply open the cap and put a few drops of ink directly on the brush tip.  How easy is that?! Or you can use a pair of tweezers and pull the brush tip from the marker, put it in a cup, and add a few drops of ink on top to get it good and juicy.  Let it sit a few minutes then use your tweezers to gently put it back in the marker.  Just be careful not to damage the tip of the marker.  Grab it under the tip to remove and return to the marker.  Don’t throw away your marker if it dries up!  Just reink it!

I have had many people ask which black ink they need to use for their projects. Here’s what you need to know.


The Basic Black Archival Ink pad is not a firm foam pad, it is a fabric pad.  It is a pigment ink which means it will not bleed and it will not fade over time.  It is my go to black ink pad especially for stamping sentiments.

The Memento Tuxedo Black Ink is for your photopolymer stamps.  It is a water based ink and does not harm the stamp!  You would also use this if you are using alcohol-based markers to color.

The StazOn is a solvent based ink and is used if you are going to stamp on porus surfaces.  It is a permanent ink. I use StazOn when I want to watercolor a stamped image because it is waterproof. You would also use this if you want to color with your Stampin’ markers as it will not bleed.

If you are going to color in an image it is important to use the right type of ink based on what you are going to use to color with. Think “Opposites Attract”.

Water-based coloring, use Alcohol-based ink (StazOn).

Alcohol-based coloring, use Water-based ink (Memento).

I love that Stampin’ Up! carries a variety of ink so we have just what we need for any project. What’s your favorite ink color? I love so many it is usually whatever color I’m using that day.


Stamp sets: Crazy About You, Tin of Cards  Inks: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black   Papers: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

My Back to School Special for today is a FREE ink refill of your choice for every $30 you spend (before tax & shipping). Remember to use the Hostess Code7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)  Click HERE to go to my online shop to see the all the ink colors, refills, and more. Be sure to check out the CLEARANCE RACK and SPECIAL OFFERS as new items have been added and updated today!

Tomorrow is the Pals Blog Hop!  I hope you will stop by and check out all the amazing talent!  I can not post any non Stampin’ Up! specials on the Blog Hop so there will not be a Back to School Special for tomorrow.  So… Let’s have some fun today with a chance to win some free blog candy!  Leave me a comment what you think “ J is for…” and the first person to guess correctly will receive a little gift from me. Comments must be received by midnight (EST) tonight to qualify. You can only enter one guess.  I will announce the winner on Thursday but you can check tomorrow’s post to see if you guessed correctly.  🙂

I hope you have an Incredible Day! (Get Inky!)

Just Stampin’