Hoppy Birthday

Stampin Up So Hoppy Together birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’m still making birthday cards!  March is my busiest month for birthdays!  I’m not a fan of real frogs (brings back memories of summers camping on Cape Cod when the boys would throw frogs in our inflatable boat); however, this little guy is stinkin’ adorable! I colored “Hoppy” with Stampin’ Blends and cut him out with the coordinating dies. (*The dies sold out fast but you can fussy cut him if you don’t have the dies). I popped him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the “reed” (from the Home to Roost Stamp Set) on Whisper White cardstock then decided I wanted to add some color.  I squeezed some Pool Party ink in the lid of the pad and added several drops of water from my Aqua Painter. Then I did a quick wash on the card. I like the subtle color. Normally I would have used Shimmery White cardstock if I was going to watercolor but this worked fine.  It did curl a little but I just used extra adhesive on the back so it would lay flat.

The stamped sentiment comes from the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set and the new More Than Words Stamp Set. Both of these stamp sets are only available until March 31st (while supplies last). You can see all the products I used in the list below.  Simply click on any of the images and you’ll be directed to my online store.  Here’s the details and measurements.

  • Card Base is Thick Whisper White that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • Layer 1 is 3 3/4 x 5 Powder Pink.
  • Layer 2 (with stamped and die cut images) measures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Stamp grass with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Watercolor wash the background with Pool Party ink using Aqua Painter.
  • Stamp sentiment and frog in Memento Black ink. Cut Hoppy from scrap piece and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Color Frog with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo.
  • Cut frog, flowers, and lily pad using Hop Around Framelits Dies (or fussy cut).
  • Adhere die cut pieces. Pop Frog up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Decorate the envelope flap with a piece of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up So Hoppy Together birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can get the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  Don’t wait….There’s less than 2 weeks left! He’d love to hop in your shopping cart!

Have you ordered my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go” yet?  I only have a few kits left for this month.  Deadline to order is March 24th.  Click HERE for details.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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So Hoppy Product List  (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Big Shot

$110.00

Oops! Card and Blog Candy Winner

Yesterday I shared a spring wreath birthday card I made using the Stamparatus.  If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.  I love the Stamparatus for many reasons, one of which is I get a “do over” if I don’t get a good image the first time I stamp.  It’s so easy to just reink and stamp again…it stamps in the exact spot making it look great every time! Here’s a video showcasing the Stamparatus if you want to see it in action.

So, what do you do if you get too much ink? I’m sure we’ve all experienced inky fingers getting on our project after it was finished! I prefer not to start over again so I try to turn my “boo boos” in to new creations.  Let’s face it, the recipient had no idea what my first attempt was supposed to look like (right?). Most times I just add an embellishment to cover it up (which is why I’m in love with the new Butterfly Duet Punch and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack).  Unfortunately, that wouldn’t work with this particular oops! Look what happened when I stamped the sentiment (after I had stamped my pretty spring wreath).

Stampin' Up! wreath builder template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hate it when ink gets on the rim of the stamp and transfers to the paper! I did not want to toss my pretty wreath! So a quick fix was to stamp the sentiment again on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and cut a navy layer with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Just adhere on top and mission accomplished!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms wreath - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like to challenge myself to find a way to “make it work” before tossing it in the trash and starting over. My friend Susan gave me a Tombow sand eraser and it helps to fix little smudges.

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You can purchase these from Amazon. If you have a stamping fix story or idea, I’d love for you to share.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) or leave a comment below.

I can’t decide which card I like better. Do you have a preference?

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

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

Are you ready to find out the lucky blog candy winner? I really do appreciate everyone who took the time to comment.  The winner (chosen from random.com) is……..

random number 25

Beth Ann Halvorson!  Here’s what Beth had to say:

Happy Birthday Month! I like to spend my birthdays with family and friends, eating tacos and/or pizza, and angel food cake with strawberries! Yum!

Congratulations Beth!  Email me your address and I’ll put your birthday stamp set in the mail. I loved reading each and every comment the other day about how you like to spend birthdays. An underlying theme was certainly enjoying it with family and friends! My daughter is coming home this weekend for spring break so she can spend my birthday with me.  She is the sweetest! I feel like the luckiest person in the world!

Have you signed up for my Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet for March? Click HERE to see what others say about my kits and get all the details!!! You don’t want to miss out!!!

Are you celebrating your birthday this month?  I offer FREE shipping (and a birthday card) on any Stampin’ Up! product purchase of $50 or more placed through my online store during your birthday month (in addition to my monthly thank you gift!) *Please use the current host code.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Product List (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Grid Paper

$11.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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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

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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

Grid Paper

$11.75

Stamparatus

$49.00

Big Shot

$110.00

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Get This Spirited Snowman Before He Melts Away!

Stampin’ Up! released their retiring products and year end close out sale today and I was sorry to see the Spirited Snowman stamp set on the list.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog!  This was the swap card I made for my friends attending the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Convention last month.

Stampin Up Spirited Snowman fun fold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love this happy little guy and he was so much fun to color with my Stampin’ Blends.  I enjoy making this fun fold card. (You can view my photo tutorial for how to make it HERE.) Here’s a picture of it from the side.

Stampin Up Spirited Snowman fun fold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like the way this fun fold card stands up.  It can also fold flat to mail in a regular envelope.  I dressed is up a little with some snowflakes cut from the Blizzard Thinlits Die (also retiring) and the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  Here’s my attempt at an infinity shot of these guys all lined up.

Stampin Up Spirited Snowman fun fold card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a peek at all the other cuties in the Spirited Snowman Stamp Set. Stampin Up Spirited Snowman Stamp Set - Get it before it retires! Jeanie Stark - StampinUp

You could use this awesome set for Valentine’s Day, a winter wedding or anniversary, or just because you want to cheer someone up! I want to make more to send to all my friends! If you love this stamp set as much as I do, get it before it melts away.  This set is only $19 (clear mount) and is only available while supplies last! Click HERE to add it to your shopping cart. You can see all the products I used to create this card below.

Year End Closeout

Get 10% to 50% OFF SELECT ITEMS!

Click HERE to see the Year-End Closeout Sale Items in my online store.

Click HERE to view/print the list of retiring and sale items.

*Note – even though the Holiday Catalog bundles are retiring, not all stamps and dies in  the bundles are necessarily retiring; however, they will no longer be offered at the bundle pricing in the new catalog.  Save 10% now on Merry Christmas to All, Making Christmas Bright, Dashing Deer, Winter Woods, and First Frost.

Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Products used to create Spirited Snowman Fun Fold card:

Glue Dots

$5.25
Big Shot

$110.00

Card Swap Showcase…Day 3

Today is the last of the card parade from my recent card swap.  I can tell from your comments and enthusiasm for the first two days for my Card Swap posts that you love the inspiration from these fun and beautiful cards.  If you missed the previous posts just click on the links below.

Card Swap Showcase Day 1
Card Swap Showcase Day 2

The collection of cards I’m sharing today might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives great ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Enjoy the inspiration from these amazing crafters!

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Gate Fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Traci Davis
Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Gate Fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Traci Davis
Stampin Up Petal Palette and Swirly Scribbles card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Lisa Poe
Stampin Up Sea of Textures card idea using Under the Sea Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Ann Marie Beaver
Stampin Up Sea of Textures card idea with Tranquil Textures Suite - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Anne Marie Beaver
Stampin Up Varied Vases card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Nancy Brunelli
Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes fun fold get well card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Nancy Brunelli
Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Thinking of You card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Julie Hulka
Stampin Up Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Hilda Burton

Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their creations. Thank you to everyone who participated!  It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 Stamp Sets Showcased (Click on any image to view in my online store.)

Petal Palette Clear-Mount Bundle

Petal Palette Clear-Mount Bundle
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$62.00
Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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$19.00

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Cut It Out Fun Fold for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop August

Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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 the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I have a fun fold to share with you today inspired by Dawn Griffith!  I love fun folds and this one is quite simple and can be used for a variety of occasions!

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you recognize the stamped floral image? It’s from the Make A Difference Stamp Set and it coordinates perfectly with the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper! I stamped it in Memento ink and colored it to match using the Stampin’ Blends.

It takes just a few quick cuts and this fun fold card is ready to assemble! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base (Crumb Cake): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Layer 1 (Rich Razzleberry): 3 3/4 x 5 1/2
DSP Layer: 3 1/4 x 6 Score at 5 9/16
Whisper White Layer (inside piece): 3 1/4 x 5 1/2

Circle Punches:
2 1/4″ : Glimmer Paper
2″ : Punch from Layer 1 cardstock
1 3/4″ : Whisper White (for stamped layer)

Layering Circles Framelits:
Cut from Layer 1 cardstock with 2 3/8 straight & 2 3/4 Scallop
Cut from DSP with 2 3/8 straight

Directions:
Fold the DSP layer along the score line and adhere to the back of the Rich Razzleberry layer before adhering the Rich Razzleberry layer to the card base. Adhere the Whisper White layer to the Rich Razzleberry so it is hidden under the DSP layer. Adhere the scallop circle piece to frame the circle cut from the DSP. Wrap ~12″ ribbon around the DSP layer and tie in a simple knot. Adhere the stamped layer to the cardstock and Glimmer layers and attach inside the opening using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.
Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make my envelopes coordinate.Stampin Up Detailed With Love Fun Fold friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can easily change the Layering Shapes and sentiments for different occasions.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Fun Fold thank you and sympathy card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this cut out fun fold. See below for the list of products used to create these cards. Subscribe to my blog to receive an email each time I post new projects. You don’t want to miss my upcoming “ABC Color” series showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s new color revamp!

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018  for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Share What You Love Fun Fold Product List:

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

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Love What You Do

I love my stamping friends! We call ourselves the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps”. Recently we grabbed our “Stamping To Go Bags” and took a road trip to meet up in Delaware to stamp, shop, grab a bite to eat, and chat.  We met for brunch at a great little restaurant (You’re going to laugh at the name), “Lewinski’s on Clinton”.  After getting all the inside scoop about the restaurant, we attended a class by the owner and designer of Neat & Tangled, Danielle Walls. She is so sweet and talented! We had so much fun doing what we love to do…stamping together and learning some new techniques. Here’s a photo we took with Danielle.

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One of the cards we made was a “splattered” background with a floral we fussy cut and layered with vellum.  I really liked the way it turned out and couldn’t wait to try this technique at home. I chose to use the beautiful floral from the Blended Seasons stamp set. Here’s my card.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Love What You Do floral card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The splattered background is fun! Dilute some white acrylic paint with a little water and use a paintbrush to tap the paint on the cardstock. *Make sure to protect your work area as I splattered paint everywhere. LOL

Make a splattered background with acrylic paint - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

I used the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process and adhered it to my card base with dimensionals.  I stamped the flower image from Blended Seasons with Memento ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends.  I love the new colors! I used Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. (Pssst…there’s 6 more blend colors coming out in the Holiday catalog! WooHoo!) I fussy cut two of the flowers and cut a quick border out of vellum then another border a little wider.  I adhered the flower to the first layer of vellum with dimensionals then adhered the second layer with Glue Dots and adhered it to the card.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Love What You Do floral card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I stamped the sentiment from the Love What You Do Stamp Set and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  All that was left was some envelope love and the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stacks are perfect for lining the flap.  I love that these are available in all the color families!!! I used Lemon Lime Twist to match my background.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Love What You Do floral card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Blended Seasons is a special limited-edition stamp set and framelits that are a MUST HAVE (in my opinion).  It’s great for year round versatility! (I showcased some Christmas cards made with this bundle last week.)Stampin Up Blended Seasons Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set/framelits/bundle is only available August 1 -31 while supplies last. You can see more projects made with this bundle HERE or HERE. Click below to view the flyer.

Color Your Season flyer

I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and sharing what I love with others! I would love for you to join me and my “stamping sisters”.  Today is the last day to take advantage of the new demonstrator promotion….10 FREE Ink Pads with your starter kit! This is a great deal with no other commitment required! Click HERE for more information or email me with any questions. I am home all evening getting packed to take my daughter back to school tomorrow.  I would love to chat with you about the benefits of joining!!!

Free Ink pad assortment when you Join Stampin Up in July - Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

I hope you are planning to participate in my card swap! Click HERE for all the details!

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

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Christmas in July with Blended Seasons

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love Christmas! When I saw the new limited-time bundle, Blended Seasons, I couldn’t wait to create my first Christmas cards of the year. I just love the Stitched Seasons Framelits! The Blended Seasons bundle is a fantastic collection of stamps and dies you can use year round. It will only be available August 1-31 while supplies last! (Click HERE if you missed yesterday’s post with all the details.)

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Blended Seasons stamp set offers many possibilities for coloring and I love to color! I used my Stampin’ Blends but you could easily use watercolor pencils or Aqua Painter. I even colored my envelope to match! *Make sure you put a piece of scrap paper inside the envelope when coloring with Blends in case it bleeds through.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the measurements:

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 1: 5 1/4 x 4

Layer 2:  4 3/4 x 3 1/2

Layer 3 (DSP): 4 1/2 x 3 1/4

I cut out the smallest stitched framelit on whisper white then stamped the sentiment in Real Red and the holly with Memento Black Ink.  I used Light Cherry Cobbler for the berries and the Old Olive Combo Blends for the holly. I cut the middle-sized stitched framelit and wrapped 3/8″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon around it before adhering the stamped image.  The Stitched Framelit layer is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You could use this card design for any occasion. Try it with different DSP and sentiments! Here’s another look at each card.Stampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It wouldn’t be Christmas (even in July) without a little gift giving so here’s the deal….Leave a comment sharing something about your Christmas cards…How many do you make to send? Do you make all the same or several different?  I can’t wait to read your responses! I will pick a random winner to send a little surprise along with one of today’s cards!

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The DSP I used on today’s cards, Under the Mistletoe, is part of this promotion.  Stock up now and get a head start on your holiday cards and gifts!!!  I love giving a handmade set of cards as gifts to family, friends, coworkers, hostesses, etc. The 6 double-sided designs offer versatility with plaids and prints that you can use for more than just Christmas!
Stampin Up Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
COMING NEXT MONTH…
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BONUS DAYS ARE BACK!!
Every $50 you spend from August 1-31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.​​​​​​​  More details next week, but I wanted to give you a heads up for your planning!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Big Shot

$110.00

New Stampin’ Blends Available!

Stampin Up Stampin Blends - new colors available! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

Oh happy day!  I love the Stampin’ Blends and I have been checking the Stampin’ Up! website daily to see if the new colors are in stock to order and today is the day!  Woo Hoo! These markers make everyone look like an artist! It is so easy to add some quick color and create a special one of a kind card…just stamp your image with Memento Black Ink and color.

Here are some cards I colored with the Stampin’ Blends. You can click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits card idea using Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Birthday Wishes For you card idea using Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Moon Baby gift card holder baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up Stampin Blends...new colors are available to order! Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Just Add Color Guest Stamper

My daughter, Ariane, is on the board of her Hall Council at Georgia Tech. When she was home for spring break she wanted to make some thank you cards for the people who helped out throughout the year. Just Add Color Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice for these “housing” thank you cards.

Stampin Up thank you card idea using All Things Thanks stamp set and Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Ariane used Stampin’ Blends to color the different houses and then fussy cut each one out.  She loved using the new Stamparatus which made adding the sentiment a breeze!  Here’s a few photos.

The Whisper White note cards & envelopes made putting this project together a breeze.  The cards are prescored and ready to go. Ariane used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the houses to her cards.  Here’s a look at all 13 of her colorful cards!

Stampin Up thank you card idea using All Things Thanks stamp set and Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love that my daughter wanted to create together and make some thank you cards for others.  The Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper is retiring and you can save 30%  (reg. $13 / NOW $9.10) when you buy it now! It is only available while supplies last so click HERE to order yours today!  There are other fun designs is this paper pack too!  I used some to cover the front of notebooks for students (or adults) to color.

Stampin Up Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper composition book cover idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin”

Jeanie

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Stamparatus

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FREE GIFT! If you order the In Color Collection from my online store in May, I will send you some of the new In Color cardstock.  You will get 10 card bases (2 of each color) as my thanks to you! *The cardstock will be shipped directly from me and will not be included in your Stampin’ Up! order. Be the first to get your hands on the new In Color stampin’ pads and free cardstock so you can start creating with these bright and beautiful colors! Click on the image below to add it to your shopping cart!In Color Classic Ink Bundle

Stampin Up 2018-2020 In Colors - FREE cardstock with purchase of the In Color bundle from my online store in May! Visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUpFREE cardstock with the purchase of the In Color Collection