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Pals Blog Hop June 2019

Welcome to the Pals’ June  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” 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.

This month I’ve been sharing cards for each letter of the alphabet in my ABC Card Series. (Make sure you follow my blog so you don’t miss out on cards for every occasion from A to Z!) Today I have a quick & easy card for a friend using the Free As A Bird stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I couldn’t decide between birds or butterflies for our “Anything with Wings” theme.  This simple card design would work with either. I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from Free As A Bird so this one stamp set did it all!

Here’s all the details if you would like to make this card:

  • Card Base: Seaside Spray Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • DSP Layer:  2″ x 4 1/4″.  Adhere to the center of the card base.
  • Cardstock Layer: Daffodil Delight 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Stamped Layer: Whisper White Cardstock 2-1/2″ x 4″. Stamp the image and using Memento Black Ink.  Color with Stampin’ Blends: Daffolidl Delight Combo, Old Olive Combo, and Crumb Cake Combo. Stamp sentiment in Seaside Spray ink. Adhere to Daffoldil Delight Cardstock.
  • Wrap a piece of Seaside Spray Scalloped Ribbon around the stamped layer and adhere on back.  Tie a simple knot in front. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish the envelope with a 1/4″ strip of Seaside Spray cardstock and a 2 x 6 piece of DSP.  Trim around the flap with Paper Snips.

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The best part about this card is you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to send this to someone.  Make someone smile today!

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, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

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Have Fabulous Day!
Just Stampin’

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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A Card Challenge, A Sale, and more!

Stampin’ Up! announced last night that they are offering a discount on select retiring products starting this afternoon.  This came as a total surprise to me and my fellow demonstrators.  If there is something you have been on the fence about, check out to see if it is on sale. Retiring products are available while supplies last now through June 3rd. Click on the image below to view the newly discounted products. (Many are on My Favorites List!!!!)

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My newest ABC Series, ABC Cards, will showcase cards for many different occasions. Even though I will focus on a different occasion for each letter, most of these cards could work for other occasions simply by changing the sentiment or Designer Series Paper.

If you find a card design/layout that you like, simply change it to make it work for what you want/need.  So far I have shared card ideas for anniversary and birthday. (*You can click on the images if you want to see the original posts for each.)

Stampin Up Foliage Frames and Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday and Touches of Texture birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Either of these cards are easy to adapt for different occasions.  You can see below how I changed these up for get well and birthday cards.

Stampin' Up! Dandelion Wishes and Woven Threads get well card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Amazing Life and Broadway Bound birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s some more examples. I shared this trio on my blog a couple of years ago. (*Click on the image if you want to view the original post.)

Stampin Up Clean & Simple Bold Butterfly Thank You card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Are you up for a Card Challenge? Take either of these card designs and make it your own. Add a sentiment, Use your Designer Series Paper, embellishments, etc.  I would love to see what you create and showcase your work on my blog! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) with a photo of your card or send your card to me in the mail and I will photograph it for you. Get your card to me by June 25th.  Who’s in?

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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Happy Birthday Andrew!

I can not believe I am the mother of a 30 year old son! I can still remember the day he was born.  I was not prepared for the overwhelming love I felt the moment I held him. He recently moved to my home state of Massachusetts for his job.  I am so proud of him and happy that he is embracing this new adventure. We traveled to visit him (and my family) for Easter and celebrated his milestone birthday.  Here’s the card I made.


Every year I  give him a package of E.L. Fudge cookies for his birthday. I craved them when I was pregnant. Do you know how many cookies come in a package?  The fact that I know this could account for the 50 pounds I gained during my pregnancy.  I joked that he was going to be born looking like the Keebler Elf.  The colors of this card reminded me of those cookies…chocolate and vanilla.  Yum!

My card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  The Designer Series Paper is from Urban Underground Specialty DSP and measures 2 1/4 x 3 3/4.  I added a layer of Basic Black 1/8″ larger.  The sentiment is from Milestone Moments and stamped in Delightful Dijon and Basic Black on a piece of 2 x 3 3/8 Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Basic Black layer is 2 1/8 x 3 1/2.  I added some linen thread and adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added three White Perfect Accents which I colored with a Black Sharpie marker.


Stamp Set: Milestone Moments  Ink: Delightful Dijon, Basic Black  Paper: Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper Accessories: Linen Thread, White Perfect Accents, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here is a picture of us on Easter.



Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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