P is for Party Pandas… Plus a Paper Pumpkin Promotion!

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. The Party Pandas are just adorable!  I have had so much fun playing with this stamp set! There’s only two weeks left of Sale-A-Bration and your chance to get this stamp set for FREE! Today’s card is for someone who has a special St. Patrick’s Day birthday!

Stampin Up Party Pandas Celebrate card idea for birthday or St. Patrick's Day - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I just know she is going to enjoy the chocolate balloon Mr. Panda is delivering! I used The Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper and the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (both from the Occasions catalog). Here’s my card details:

Card Base: 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White scored at 5 1/2

Layer: 4 x 5 1/4 Tranquil Tide (embossed with Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder)

DSP Layer: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper

Glimmer Strip: 1/4 x 5 1/4

I stamped the Party Panda on the DSP layer and Whisper White cardstock with Basic Black Ink.  I fussy cut the Whisper White one and adhered on top of the DSP. (Oops!  I noticed I need to clean up my glue before I send this!)  I used the 1 1/2 Circle Punch to punch the balloon through both layers.

I adhered the layer to my card base then attached the candy with a glue dot. I will send this is a bubble wrap envelope but I still decorated the card envelope to match.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Celebrate card idea for birthday or St. Patrick's Day - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s another card I shared previously using this stamp set.  You can click on the image to see the original post. *The Glimmer Paper I used on both cards is being offered as an additional FREE Sale-A-Bration gift starting tomorrow! *See flyer below.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Double Z Fun Fold birthday card idea with Glimmer Paper and Bubbles & Fizz DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My Paper Pumpkin Players joined me in celebrating Paper Pumpkins 5th anniversary this week. We were too busy creating to remember to take pictures but here are two I snapped before everyone left.

I love getting together with my Paper Pumpkin Players and sharing alternative ideas to make with the kit.  Do you want easy no fuss papercrafting? Paper Pumpkin has a promotion for new subscribers.

Paper Pumpkin promotion

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service which delivers pre-designed, precut, papercrafting projects straight to your doorstep. When you join Paper Pumpkin in April or May, you’ll get 50% off your first two months. Enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418 when you sign up March 11- May 10.  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code.) When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 (or more) alternate project ideas in the months you receive the kit.  *The tutorials will be sent via email at the end of each month you receive the kit (starting with this month’s anniversary kit).

Earlier this week I asked others to leave comments on my blog sharing what they like about Paper Pumpkin! I offered blog candy to one random winner in honor of Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary! You can view that post (with two of my Paper Pumpkin alternative card ideas) and the comments HERE.

The winner is…Debbie H.  Congratulations Debbie! Email me your address and I will send you 5 Paper Pumpkin projects! Many thanks to all who left comments!

NEW Sale-A-Bration Items!

Just when you think Sale-A-Bration can’t get any better, Stampin’ Up! announces they are adding more products you can earn FREE with a qualifying purchase.  Check out these new items (from current catalogs) that will be available for FREE starting Thursday, March 15th. *Click on the image flyer below to enlarge and print.

SAB new items

**The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.

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Happy Pi Day! (I couldn’t resist, I love math!)

Just Stampin’


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Birthday!

Do you know anyone that has a birthday today?  I think being born on St. Patrick’s Day would make you lucky!  I know I feel lucky to have met so many wonderful people through stamping.  I love how we share and inspire each other.  Today’s card went in the mail on Monday and I so hope it reached it’s destination by today. Please join me in wishing Chris R. a very Happy Birthday! Here’s her card.

Big on Birthdays St. Patrick's Day birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I think Emerald Envy is the perfect choice for a St. Patrick’s Day birthday.  I even love the floral Design Series Paper from the In Color DSP Stack used on the background.  However, what I love the most about this card is the different fonts and bold sentiment on the stamped image from Big on Birthdays. What a statement!  The finishing touch for this card is the simple shamrock made by coloring the hearts from the Sending Love Embellishments with the Emerald Green Marker. I attached these to the card using Glue Dots. Quick & Simple!

Big on Birthdays St. Patrick's Day birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Chris certainly entertains us with her stories, wit, and humor.  I feel lucky that she stops by my blog and takes the time to comment.  Please know I appreciate each and every one of you for inspiring me to continue to create and share. Here’s the details for today’s card…The card base is  4 1/4 x 11 Emerald Envy scored at 5 1/2.  The DSP layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of  3 x 4 Whisper White and adhered to a layer of 3 1/4 x 4 1/4   Emerald Envy.  This layer is attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can replace the shamrock with a stamped bow from the stamp set or add a ribbon bow to use this card any month of the year. Switch out the ink and DSP and make it in any color!


You can Click HERE to see another card I shared previously using this stamp set.

Big on Birthdays St. Patrick's Day birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: Big on Birthdays Ink: Emerald Envy  Papers: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Embellishments: Sending Love Embellishments, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

You can visit my online store to order any of the supplies needed to create today’s project. Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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