P is for Perfectly Plaid and Pine Tree Punch

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I’ve been making a lot of 3D projects lately so I decided to share a quick & easy card today using the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, and Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper. (Now that’s a lot of P’s!!!)

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’ll get right to the details:

Measurements

  • Shaded Spruce card base:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mint Macaron cardstock: 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White: 2 1/2″ x 4″ to stamp 2 trees, 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside card
  • Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 DSP: 3″ x 5 1/2″, 3 x 6 for envelope flap
  • Gold Foil: 2 pieces at 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scraps to cut 3 stars

Directions

  • Punch 3 trees from the Mint Macaron cardstock with the Pine Tree Punch.
  • Adhere the Mint Macaron to the DSP.
  • Adhere the Gold Foil strips to the top and bottom of the Mint Macaron.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink along the bottom of the card base and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. *I masked the top part of the sentiment.
  • Adhere the mint macaron layered piece to the card base.
  • Stamp the two trees in Shaded Spruce Ink. Stamp the leaves on top in Mint Macaron ink. Punch both trees out with the Pine Tree Punch and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut 3 stars from Gold Foil using Stitched Stars Dies. Adhere to top of trees with Liquid Glue.
  • Add Red Rhinestone Jewels to stamped trees.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Punch the envelope flap of a Gold Foil-Edged Envelope with the Pine Tree Punch.
  • Adhere the 3 x 6 DSP inside the envelope flap so the plaid pattern is showing through the punched tree.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’d like to give a shout out to Linda Heller (stampingschool.com) for this card design.  I saved it back in 2014 and can’t believe it has taken me this long to CASE it! I really like how it turned out and love that it was so quick & easy!

Here’s a look at the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and Pine Tree Punch which I used to make this card. (*You can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%.)

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Perfectly Plaid Bundle #151143 Price: $31.50

There are so many great choices with the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper! I could have used any one of the patterns.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper- for inspiration and orderign information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can see all the products used to make today’s card below.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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T is for Thanks

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! I think I send more thank you cards than anything else. Today’s card is for my friend Laura who lives in Virginia. I recently visited her and her two talented chickens! Have you heard there’s a new chick in town?! The adorable chicken on today’s card is from the stamp set Birds of a Feather (available Sept. 4th in the new Holiday Catalog). I knew it would be perfect for her!

Stampin' Up! Birds of a Feather Stamp set from the 2019 Holiday catalog - to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You know my go to for thank you cards is the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes. They are the perfect size for a handwritten note.

Stampin' Up! Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card came together quick by using my favorite quick tools, Stampin’ Up! punches!  I used the 1″, 2″, and 2 1/4″ Circle Punches along with the Layering Circles Dies for the little scalloped layer on the sentiment.  The chicken was stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with the So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment comes from another new stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, To Every Season (available Sept. 4th).

Stampin Up TO Every Season Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog - for ideas and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase this stamp set in a bundle with 4 coordinating punches (heart, leaf, snowflake, and bat). You SAVE 10% when you purchase the bundle! It’s so versatile and great for seasons and holidays year round!

How perfect is the DSP background?! It’s from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper!  I used it on the envelope too!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I found this t shirt at Cracker Barrel. Perfect thank you gift to go with the card! Laura loves her chickens and I think she will love this shirt!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Now you may be wondering about her “talented” chickens.  Here’s a video…

I hope this gave you a chuckle!

Coming Soon…Just Stampin’ Holiday Product Share Buffet

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Q is for Quick

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Often I need a Quick card last minute before I head out the door! I have several card designs I use when I’m in this situation.  Here’s a quick & easy one to make for any occasion.

Stampin' Up! Quick & Easy corner fold card idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Choose a piece of DSP and coordinating cardstock. Grab a sentiment stamp for the occasion and cut your paper to these measurements:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Whisper White Layer to stamp sentiment: 5 1/4 x 4
  • DSP Layer: 5 1/4 x 4  *Fold corner so it is below the sentiment and burnish with bone folder.

Now how easy is that?! Just adhere the layers and let the DSP shine. It showcases both sides of the DSP !  You can quickly add a punched flower or use the Circle Punches (or Layering Framelits) to cut an image from Designer Series Paper. Pop it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and you’re done! I hope you will go through your stash and grab a piece of DSP to give this design a try!

Stampin Up Magnolia Lane corner fold Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet and Garden Lane Corner Fold Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s what often happens at my house.  My husband, son, or daughter ask for a card they need at the last minute. Sound familiar?? Just last week (late in the evening) the night before my daughter flew to Las Vegas (with her Georgia Tech Bridge Club to compete in a tournament), she asked if I could make her some cards for 3 of her teammates who would be celebrating their birthday while in Vegas.  Of course I said yes! (I always say yes even if it means I won’t sleep that night! LOL) I am always thrilled that they want my handmade cards. (I just wish they gave me a little more notice.) For this occasion it was actually an easy project as I was thinking Las Vegas, Bridge Club, cards, 21…Oh yes! I had a quick & easy idea for that! I put her to work.  While she die cut, I stamped and assembled. Here’s the cards we made.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Birthday card idea for masculine 21st birthday - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Great way to use an old deck of cards and she loved them! We actually made 5 cards in 20 minutes.  That has to be a new record for me! How long does it usually take you to make a card? Leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you!

If you want more quick & easy card ideas, Click HERE to see a post from my ABC’s with DSP. I show 5 Quick & Easy Cards using one sheet of 12 x 12 DSP.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  • EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT!  Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 more than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs plus the holiday catalog. You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit included in your kit (Another $20 savings)!
  • EXTRA, EXTRA – GET A $10 COUPON!  Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • ADD NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS TO THE KIT STARTING AUG. 1.  Purchase the starter kit beginning August 1 and add new holiday products as part of your “up to $155 in products.”  Holiday products will be an available category to add to the kit.
  • SAVE 20% or more on personal demonstrator orders while you are active. You will have early access to the NEW Holiday Catalog and get to order new products!
  • JOIN THROUGH ME!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you along the way. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. You will have access to the PALS private Facebook Groups where we chat, share ideas, ask questions, showcase our creations, have monthly webinars, participate in stamping discussions, prizes, polls, resources, and friendship! You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all inYou will also have the opportunity to attend OnStage in November and get to meet the Stampin’ Up! family, get expert advice on running a successful business, and be the first to hear the latest Stampin’ Up! news. I would love to meet you at the event!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! You enjoy all the benefits and discounts your demonstrator status offers through at least January 31, 2020! Most demonstrators join for the discount, exclusive resources and to purchase primarily for themselves.  You’ll fit right in!
  • CLICK HERE to join.

Click Here for a few FAQs about being a demonstrator.

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions about the starter kit or joining  Stampin’ Up!

Want more Quick & easy ways to create fun cards & gifts? Paper Pumpkin is the way to go!

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service by Stampin’ Up! It is the perfect way to jump into the world of papercrafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. The kit includes all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create a fun project, without any stress. Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! Subscribers always have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion. Your first kit includes a free gift —a clear stamping block. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!

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