Celebrating Spring Birthdays for the Pals Blog Hop

Pals Blog Hop badge for march 2019Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because “Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. 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.

I’m excited to share a fun technique to make a simple spring wreath birthday card.

Stampin Up Accented Blooms wreath birthday card idea using the Stamparatus, Perennial Birthday stamp set and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Several friends and family members have birthdays this month so I need quite a few birthday cards. The Stamparatus makes it quick & easy to mass produce!  I attended a wreath builder workshop a few weeks ago (with Gina K of Gina K Designs) and absolutely fell in love with the wreath builder technique. I decided to make my own wreath builder template. I used the Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper and Layering Squares Framelits to cut the template.  I started with a piece of 5 x 5 grid paper and used the lines to help me line up the die.  I used the largest square and cut it twice. First I cut a straight square then I centered the die on top in a diamond and cut it again. I can use this template over and over again!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus using the Layering Squares Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the same Layering Square die to cut my Whisper White cardstock to stamp my wreath design.  I placed the square piece in my template. Next, I placed the small flower from the Accented Blooms stamp set on the cardstock piece where I wanted it and closed the Stamparatus so it stuck to the plate.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I prefer to use the ink spots when I use the Stamparatus.  I have most colors from the Paper Pumpkin kits; however, if you don’t have them you can use the classic stamp pads or purchase Uninked Stampin’ Spots from my online store and use ink refills to make whatever colors you want.  I bought a few Uninked Spots for some missing colors I needed and it’s simple to do plus they save space and $.  Win! Win!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

To make the wreath just turn the paper to the right and secure in the template, stamp, and repeat all the way around (going from square to diamond).

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added the sentiment by placing the stamp in the center of the wreath then closed the second plate on top of the Stamparatus to secure it.  I inked it up and closed the plate. I love having the option to use both plates! I don’t have to remove my stamps so I’ll be ready to make more wreaths quick & easy without having to place the stamp again.  I know it’s all lined up and good to go!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Another great feature of the Stamparatus is you can flip the plate over and use both sides! And that’s exactly what I did to add the sentiment for the inside.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves.

Stampin Up Perennail Birthday card idea using the wreath builder technique and the Accented Blooms stamp set with the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Finishing the card was simple. My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 Night of Navy scored at 5 1/2 for a side fold card. The Daffodil Delight layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and is embossed with the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder. I wrapped Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon around the embossed layer and secured it on the back before adhering it to the card base.  I tied a simple knot on top with another piece of ribbon.  The wreath is layered with a Navy scallop square and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I embossed the envelope to coordinate. This is one of my favorite color combinations.

Stampin Up birthday card idea using the Accented Blooms and Perennial Birthday stamp sets, Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, and the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check back tomorrow to see how I changed it up a bit when I made a little boo boo! Often I like  my “oops!” just as much!  Many different stamps will work to make wreath designs.  You can bet I will be making more! See what you have and give it a try. I’ve listed the product links below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  15. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  24. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  25. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  26. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping



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Product List for Spring Wreath Birthday Card (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Grid Paper




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World Card Making Day SALE and more!

World Card Making Day

WOO HOO!  Stampin’ Up! is offering a 10% savings on select products in honor of World Card Making Day October 1-7!  I love a sale and I love that there is a special day just for us crafty types. Check out the flyer to see what’s on sale and take advantage of the savings.  I know I’m stocking up on products I use all year: note cards, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and adhesives!


Click the link below to view and print the World Card Making Day Flyer.

World Card Making Day Flyer 2018

I bought (and love) 3 of the card kits that are on sale: Notes of Kindness, Soft Sayings, and Lots of Happy.  These kits make it easy to create and send your heartfelt greetings. And they also make great gifts!  You can make them up and give a set of finished cards or give the card kit to a friend and have fun crafting together!  Either way it’s a great way to share handmade kindness! Check out everything you get with each kit and the beautiful cards you can create. If you live in the Hagerstown, Maryland area and would like to get together to put any of these kits together, email me (j.stark@myactv.net)!

Notes of Kindness Card Kit

Soft Sayings Card Kit

Click HERE to see a post I shared previously showcasing the 10 different cards in this kit.

Lots of Happy Card Kit

Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit

The coordinating Calligraphy Essentials Stamp set is also on sale (for 1 week only)! It is available in wood mount or clear mount.

Stampin Up Calligraphy Essentials Stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

There are other stamps sets on sale too! One of my favorites is Petal Palette! Here are two cards I made using the Petal Palette stamp set. (You can click on the image to view the original post and stamp set.)

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding, Anniversary, or Baby Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out the flyer for additional savings on cardstock, note cards, and adhesives!

New Stamparatus Accessories Available Today!Stamparatus Accessories availableI absolutely love my Stamparatus! I am thrilled that Stampin’ Up! is now offering grid paper perfectly sized to fit. And the extra foam mat will make stamping with photopolymer stamps so much easier! If you own the Stamparatus you will want to add these items to your cart! If you don’t own a Stamparatus yet, you will want to put it on your wish list! It’s great for making multiple cards but also, with the hinge plates, you can do two, three, or four step stamping easier than ever as well as perfectly aligning your stamps each and every time!  No more waste if you don’t get the perfect ink image the first time! Click HERE for more information about the Stamparatus! Click on the link below to view and print the NEW Stamparatus Accessories Flyer.


My Just Stampin’ October Special….

I am offering a special goodie bag, NO Tricks, Just Treats, for every $50 order this month. I love to spoil my customers so for every $50 you spend in October, you will receive a treat bag with assorted Stampin’ Up! products.  There is no limit to the number of treat bags you can earn! Grab one (or more) today!  *Be sure to use the Host Code (if your order is less than $150.)  Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

Have a Great Week!

Just Stampin’


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Stamparatus Accessories Product List



Occasions Catalog New Product Shares

Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Occasions Catalog

Just a few more days til the Occasions Catalog goes live! You can view the catalog online starting January 3rd; however, if you are not currently working with another demonstrator and would like a copy of the catalog, I would be happy to pop one in the mail to you. Send me an email with your mailing address.

Check out this showcase of the newest Designer Series Paper being offered in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

If you are like me, you want to try it all! That’s where my product share will help you get to have it all without breaking the bank. Here’s how it works…

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Occasions Catalog Product Share” in the subject line. I will put you on my list so I’ll be ready to order on January 3rd.  I will send you a PayPal invoice on January 2nd (as per Stampin’ Up! policy). As soon as my order arrives I will cut and get your paper share sent out to you.  Then let the creating begin with fun new designs! I have been playing with some of the new DSP and will be sharing lots of ideas on my blog! (Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek!)

I know we all cut and store our paper differently so I am offering 2 different options for paper shares…6 x 12, or 6 x 6.  There are 7 new Designer Series Paper packs and 3 Glimmer Paper colors.  With each paper share I offer a FREE Bonus…the new Bubbles & Fizz DSP from Sale-A-Bration. Here’s what you’ll get with each paper share:

Option # 1  6 x 12 Paper Share: $22.00 (Plus $7.00 Shipping and Handling)

  •  6- 6″ x 12″  Petal Passion DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 12″  True Gentleman DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 12″  Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 12″  Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Picture Perfect Party DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Tutti-frutti DSP
  • 3 – 6″ x 6″   Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
  • BONUS:   6- 6″ x 12″ Bubbles & Fizz (SAB) DSP as my thanks to you!

Option # 2  6 x 6 Paper Share: $12.00 (Plus $3.50 Shipping and Handling)

  •  6- 6″ x 6″  Petal Passion DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 6″  True Gentleman DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 6″  Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP
  •  6- 6″ x 6″  Myths & Magic Specialty DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Picture Perfect Party DSP
  • 12- 6″ x 6″  Tutti-frutti DSP
  • 3 – 6″ x 6″   Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
  • BONUS:   6- 6″ x 6″ Bubbles & Fizz (SAB) DSP as my thanks to you!

In addition to my paper shares I will be offering a ribbon share. I absolutely love all 4 of the new ribbons.  In addition there is new mini tinsel trim in Gold and Powder Pink. I offer a Free Bonus with my ribbon share…1 yard each of the 3 new Sale-A-Bration shimmer ribbons!

Option # 3 Ribbon Share: $9.00 (Plus $3.00 Shipping & Handling)

  • 2 yards Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • 2 yards Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon
  • 2 yards Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon
  • 2 yards Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon
  • 1 yard of Gold Mini Tinsel Trim
  • 1 yard of Powder Pink Mini Tinsel Trim
  • BONUS: 3 yards (1 yard each) Shimmer Ribbon (SAB) in Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Gray

I use PayPal to bill my customers. Keep in mind though that you do not need a PayPal account in order to make your payment. Upon receiving my invoice, you may choose the credit card/debit card option instead of using a PayPal account. Instructions are given and the process for payment is simple.

*Today is the last day to reserve your Stamparatus! Click HERE to order.

Here’s how it works:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19.
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits are one reservation per customer and one reservation per demonstrator.
  • This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

Click for more: Stamparatus Q&A

The Preorder Window closes at 11:50 PM mountain time TODAY!  Click HERE to order. *You’ll enter your credit card information to secure your purchase – but no charges will be made until the product is ready for shipment. You will receive an email when your order is ready to ship.  At that time you will have the option to cancel, ship, or add to your order. Please contact me if you have any questions!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


I appreciate each and every order. To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

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