Let’s Have A Card Swap!

We haven’t had a card swap in awhile so I’m thinking there’s no time like the present! The new annual catalog has been out for 2 months now and I’m sure everyone has picked up a favorite stamp set, new cardstock colors, or Designer Series Paper they really like.  So let’s showcase some of your favorites. Mail your card to me along with a self-addressed stamped envelope by Friday, August 17th. (Don’t wait to create!!!) I will swap out the cards and send you a card someone else has shared. I will showcase all the cards on my blog. I am excited to see and share your creations!  Who’s in?

Mail cards to me:

Jeanie Stark
12907 Lance Circle
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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X is for BoX in a Card

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I have been wanting to make today’s fun card for awhile now.  My son’s birthday is next month and we will be celebrating a little early when we get together for Easter next weekend.  My husband and I like to give our children “an experience” for their birthday and this year I have a fun event planned, something I know he has not done before.  This boX in a card is perfect to put a clue to his gift.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper for his card and box.  I absolutely love the plaid and love that the whole paper pack has a masculine feel! This fun card is really much easier to create than it looks. The card base is a standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  Next, you need to cut out the section for the box to sit.  Keep your card folded and with the fold at the top, line up the card with the right side at 1 inch and cut from the top down to 2 inches.  Then move the card so it is lined up at the 2 1/2 inch mark on the left side and cut from the top down to the 2 inch point.

Turn your card to the side and cut between the lines to remove the 2 inch square (which is actually 2 x 4 when you open it).

To make the box you need a 3 x 3 piece of coordinating cardstock and a 6 x 6 piece of DSP.  Score the DSP at 2 inches on all 4 sides.  Trim in on the score lines on two opposite sides.  Apply glue in the 4 corners,  bring the middle flaps up, the back flaps forward, and the front flaps go back last.  This way you have smooth corners on the front of your box.

Stampin Up True Gentleman Designer Series Paper to make gift box

To make the lid, score just under 1/2 inch on all 4 sides. Trim in on score lines on two opposite ends, notch the corners, and fold on the score lines.  Apply glue to the four corners and adhere to form the lid.

I added a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 strip of coordinating DSP to a layer of Gold Foil and adhered it to the front of my card.  I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Very Vanilla cardstock and did a little “surgery”‘ with my paper snips to separate the words before adhering to the card.

I added some Gold Natural Trim to the box before placing it in the card.  I just love how the box sits in the card!

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This would be a great way to gift cash for someone or put a small (light) gift or candy inside.  I printed out the reservation for our adventure.  He is going to be so surprised as he is planning to take me out for dinner for my birthday and I am going to give this to him after dinner.  Everyone else is planning to meet at the event and surprise him.  He does not read my blog so as long as his cousins don’t slip and tell I should be able to pull this adventure off!

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment I used on the inside is from Birthday Wit Stamp Set.  I had to use this one for my son! Several years ago he came home and I was wrapping a gift for my husband for Valentine’s Day.  My son wanted to know what it was and I told him a paper shredder.  His comment was , “Oh boy, nothing says I Love You like a paper shredder!”  (Just to let you know, my husband loved his paper shredder and actually wore it out from using it all the time!  He even went out it replaced it the same day it broke!  I’d say he loves it!!)

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is stamped on a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla.  You could just as easily stamp a vertical stamp.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Did you notice any changes here?  I started out thinking I was going to use Tranquil Tide for my son’s card then decided I liked Night of Navy better with the DSP I chose.  Now I have my next card almost done!

Hope you have an eXcellent day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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O is for Organza Ribbon

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m showcasing the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon found in the Occasions Catalog on page 23.  Stampin’ Up! used to carry Organza Ribbon and if you follow my blog, you know it was my absolute favorite ribbon. Do you know why? Well,  for starters it is classic; however, what makes it even better is that you can sponge it to be any color you want!!! My very first blog post on July 4, 2016 featured Organza ribbon that I colored to go with my party favors.  My second blog post was a Tuesday Tip on Ribbon Dying. You can Click HERE to view that post and see how easy it is to dye the organza ribbon. (I am happy to see my photography skills have improved since then.) I chose to keep my ribbon white for today’s Clean & Simple card. It is quick & easy to create and uses minimal supplies.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am thrilled we have Organza ribbon again! Today’s card is a remake of one I shared during my first alphabet series, ABC’s of Stampin’.  *If you are new to stamping, this is a great series which focuses on the basics of stamping. There’s lots of tips and tutorials showcasing our products and tools. Here’s the card that was my inspiration for today. You can click on the image to get the card measurements and details as well as find out all about the different adhesives and what to use for different projects.

Stampin Up Clean & Simple card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here are some more projects showing ways I’ve used organza ribbon in the past.  *Our new Organza ribbon is 1/4″ but you can still use it in the same ways shown!

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Petal Burst All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Gift Of Love Pop Up Fun Fold Happy Birthday Card idea. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Love You Lots Envelope Punch Board treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch cat card ad treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up GIft of Love Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here is a card my sister made when she was my guest stamper.  She dyed the ribbon Tranquil Tide to match her card. You can click on the image to see the original post.

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Here is a recent card I made using the new organza ribbon.  The ribbon helps keep my joy fold card closed.  A nifty little trick! You can click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin Up Lots of Lavender joy fold celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards today and can see all the different ways you can use the organza ribbon in your crafty projects.  You can purchase the products used to make today’s card from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below. The Celebrate Thinlits Die is one of the FREE products you can earn with a qualifying purchase through March 31st! I love word dies!

Have an Outstanding day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Perennial Birthday Kit Alternative for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #38

Happy Thursday and Welcome to another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Today’s project is an alternative idea using the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card Kit alternate fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a look at the inside of this fun fold card.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card Kit alternate fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Can you figure out which way I made Tic Tac Toe this week?

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I made Tic Tac Toe 3 different ways: across the bottom (polka dots, die cuts, happy), down the right side (Spring, Gold, Happy), and diagonally (Green, Sparkle, Happy). I love the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  It’s fun to use elements from the board to see what I can create!  I hope you will play along this week and share your project!

The other day I shared 3 other alternative fun fold ideas you can make with the Perennial Birthday Project Kit. If you missed that post, Click HERE.

You can get a step by step photo tutorial with 4 fun fold alternate card ideas AND the additional items I used to complete my fun fold cards FREE with the purchase of the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. Simply click HERE or on the images at the bottom and add these to your shopping cart.  *If you add some Stampin’ Dimensionals or another item for just $1 more you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  That’s a lot of bang for your buck….a project kit to make 16 cards plus a birthday organizer box to store them in, a beautiful stamp set, my exclusive fun fold tutorial, additional items to complete my fun fold designs (shipped separately), and a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice!

Check out this short video showing the 16 cards in the kit and the lovely box that is included!

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Visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see  what the other designers created this week! You could be the next guest designer!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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K is for Kits

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m showcasing the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  I send lots of birthday cards and I love the box that comes with this kit to help keep everything organized. Here’s a look at the kit.

Perennail Birthday kit

You not only get all the supplies to make 16 birthday cards (4 of each design), but you also get the fabulous storage box!  There are even monthly dividers that you can use to write everyone’s birthday on so you don’t forget any.  Use the box to store the cards you have ready to send!

The Perennial Birthday Stamp Set coordinates with the kit and has great sentiments for the inside of cards too! I used the floral and leaf designs to decorate my envelopes to coordinate.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp set - For ideas and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a look at each of the 4 different cards that come in the kit.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Masculine Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can make 4 of each of these cards or change it up.  I like to make each card a little different.  Here are some alternative ideas I made.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card ideas - Tutorial available! Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I absolutely love this Double Flap Fun Fold card!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s my shadow box card.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make fun fold cards and different shaped cards!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a sneak peek at another fun fold idea that I will share on Thursday for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Be sure to check back!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Fun Fold Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

How would like a FREE step by step photo tutorial to make each of my fun fold alternative ideas? You can get my tutorial with 4 fun fold alternate card ideas AND the extras to complete my fun fold cards with the purchase of the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. Simply click HERE or on the images at the bottom and add these to your shopping cart.  *If you add some Stampin’ Dimensionals or another item for just $1 more you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  That’s a lot of bang for your buck….a project kit to make 16 cards plus a birthday organizer box to store them in, a beautiful stamp set, my exclusive fun fold tutorial, additional items to complete my fun fold designs (shipped separately), and a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice! WOW!

Check out this short video showing not only the cards, but the lovely box!

Here’s some of the envelopes I stamped to coordinate.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can fill your box with even more cards when you purchase my monthly kits to go! Yesterday I shared how you can get my “Just Stampin’ Card kit and 3D Project Buffet”.  If you missed that post click HERE.

I’m a little late posting today because I stayed up to watch the Oscars!  I look forward to this event every year.  I love movies and seeing if my favorites win! And I love to see what everyone wears! Here’s a photo of me from my Hollywood “Oscar Moment” several years ago. That little trophy is heavier than you think!

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Have a wonderful day!  Share some handmade kindness!

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Jeanie

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March News!

My husband loves March!  I’d like to believe it is because it’s my birthday month but, truth be told, I know it’s because of March Madness with basketball!  LOL I happen to love March too but, not for basketball! I love that it starts to feel like Spring and new beginnings.  March is special to me for several reasons…my birthday is just one. This March marks my 5th anniversary with Stampin’ Up!  I am so happy I made the decision to join this amazing stamping family! I have met so many new friends and enjoy spending time with “my people”! If you’ve ever thought about joining, I’d love to share my experience with you and welcome you to join my team.  Feel free to contact me if you want to chat about it!

It’s not just my 5th anniversary with Stampin’ Up! this month… Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary too!  To celebrate, the March kit includes a FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box!  Subscribe between now and March 10!

Purchase a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription during Sale-A-Bration and earn FREE items! Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by March 10 and you can take advantage of both Sale-A-Bration benefits AND the 5-year anniversary free gift! In additon, you will receive alternate ideas from me each month you receive the kit. *See below.

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*NEW THIS MONTH! When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you (and my existing customers)  FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 alternate kit ideas in the months you receive the kit.  In the past my local Paper Pumpkin Players have enjoyed getting together and I would share alternate project ideas. Each quarter I would send a goodie bag to my long distance subscribers with items to extend the use of their kits.  In an effort to share equally with all my Paper Pumpkin Players, everyone who subscribes through me will receive the monthly tutorials. *The tutorials will be sent via email at the end of each month you receive the kit.

Join my Paper Pumpkin Players!!  I am hoping to add at least 5 new members in honor of my 5th anniversary!  The first 5 people to sign up will receive a FREE gift from me!!!

Purchase your prepaid subscription HERE, then redeem your code at paperpumpkin.com to activate your prepaid subscription plan.  Codes do not expire!

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I have lots of fun planned for this month with blog candy prizes and more! In honor of my birthday this month, everyone who shops through me (using the Host Code) will receive my birthday party goodie bag with DSP, card kits, and more! I look forward to celebrating my birthday month with you!!!! Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

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Have a wonderful day! I hope to be back later today to share the next project in my ABC Sale-A-Bration Series!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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H is for Heartfelt Blooms

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thinking of You and Thank You card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today’s cards are made using the distINKtive stamp set, Heartfelt Blooms. You can get this set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (through March 31, 2018) with a qualifying purchase.

Heartfelt Blooms stamp set

Heartfelt Blooms is a beautiful, photographic bouquet in a gorgeous vintage look. A one-step stunner for all your projects! The new Distinktive stamp lays down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth. I love that there are 3 great sentiments for different occasions. Here’s a close up of the stamped image.

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

When I make a card I usually stamp more than one.  I like to play around with different color combos, sentiments, etc. I chose Night of Navy with Bermuda Bay and Fresh Fig with Blushing Bride. I can’t wait to make more! I also played around with adding pearls or not. I like it both ways so I guess it depends whether or not you want to add the extra postage. This is such a clean & simple card and quick & easy to make! You can use it for many different occasions!

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Fresh Fig and Blushing Bride color combination
Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay color combination

Here’s the measurements:

Card Base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.

Layer 1: 3 3/4 x 5

Whisper White Stamped Layer: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4

I adhered the layered image to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I love to stamp my envelopes to match. It really adds that extra special touch.  Get in the habit of stamping your envelope when you stamp your card and it takes no time at all!

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this video for more information and ideas.

You can stamp in one color like I did or stamp in a neutral color and color in your favorite shades. Here’s another look at the samples from the video.

Heartfelt Blooms video samples (use these)

I wanted to use all 3 sentiments from this set so I made a sympathy card in Night of Navy and Crumb Cake with Gingham Ribbon.

Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’a another look at all three of my cards. Do you have a favorite? Pearls or not?

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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F is for Flying Home

Stampin Up Flying Home all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m sharing a stamp set from the Occasions catalog that is fun to color, Flying Home.

Stampin Up Flying Home Stamp set - For ordering and ideas visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have a soft spot for birdhouses.  My dad enjoyed woodworking and I remember the day he made birdhouses for my sisters and me. We painted the birdhouses and then picked out trees in our backyard to hang them.  We couldn’t wait to see who would have a bird living in their birdhouse first.  (I can’t remember who did so it probably wasn’t me. LOL)

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I enjoyed a little trip down memory lane as I colored and assembled my card. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I cut a scallop circle from calypso coral using the Layering Circles Framelits. I colored with Stampin’ Blends choosing colors from the DSP. The card base is a 4 1/4 square with a layer of 4 x 4 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper. The shimmer ribbon is FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration and comes in a pack of 3 different colors.  The finished card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and fits in a standard envelope.

Stampin Up Flying Home all occasion card idea using Petal Garden Designer Series Paper and Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set is so cute and versatile that you can create an endless variety of projects with it.  Here are some more ideas created by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

Stampin Up Flying Home card idea for a friend - For inspiration and ordering visit my website juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Flying Home birthday card idea - For inspiration and ordering visit my website juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Thank you gift box idea using Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies and Flying Home Stamp Set - For inspiration and ordering visit my website juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to create these projects and more from my online store. Click on the images below or Click HERE to shop. 

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Jeanie
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E is for Embossing Folders

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today is all about Embossing Folders.  Embossing adds so much texture to your projects and they are a great bang for your buck! Previously, I shared a card I made with the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (which is included in the Blossoming Basket Bundle) featured in the new Sale-A-Bration release. If you missed the post, click HERE.

There are 3 new embossing folders featured in the Occasions catalog: Petal Pair, Simple Stripes, and Scattered Sequins.

EF Petal Pair

Today I’m showcasing my favorite, Petal Pair. I love that you get 2 beautiful folders in this set! I made 3 cards to share with you using the floral design. There are so many ways you can use this embossing folder to get different looks.  It is perfect on it’s own or you can use different techniques to add color.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Card #1

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is clean & simple and shows how gorgeous this floral design is all on its own. I embossed “celebrate” from the Celebrations Duo found in the annual catalog.  (I could have used the Celebrate You Thinlits Die from the Sale-A-Bration catalog but I wanted to keep it all about embossing today.) *It is important to emboss celebrate first then the floral folder otherwise you would crush some of the flowers along the top with the embossing folder. (I bet you can guess how I learned that one!)  I thought the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set was the perfect saying for this card and I love the way it curves with the embossed flowers.  This shows how quick & easy it is to achieve a clean & simple card to celebrate any occasion! I chose Pool Party and Night of Navy for my colors and added a bow with the Crinkled Seam Binding. The embossed layer measures 3 3/4 x 5 and the next layer is just 1/8 larger.

Card #2

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using sponging technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For this card I decided to add color to the embossed flowers using my sponge daubers and ink. I love how this is a completely different look even though the layout is the same! This was quick & easy to do and I love the soft Spring look.  It would  be a great card to give with a pot (or bouquet) of flowers to someone for any occasion. I have several friends and family members with March birthdays and this would be perfect for them.

Card #3

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using Stampin Blends coloring technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends for this last one.  (I should have started this post with “Welcome to Day 4 of my coloring therapy!” LOL ) I have to confess that this card did not work out the way I had envisioned but, I am pleased with the final result.  (Sometimes it’s just trial and error!) I opened the embossing folder and inked the back (the side without the Sizzix label) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and put my paper on top.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot. The result was a big mess with ink where it shouldn’t be!

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Plan B to the rescue!  I redid the embossing then colored the flowers on the messy one with my Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut around the flowers with my paper snips.

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I love how the colors pop with the black outline.  I colored this a little different than I usually do with my Blends.  I only used one color instead of both the light and dark shades.  Then I went back with the Color Lifter to get the different shades.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea with coloring technique using Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I embossed the back flap on the envelope to tie in with the card. There is still so much more you can do with embossing folders!  Here’s another look at all 3 cards.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know if you have a favorite.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and Petal Pair birthday or all occasion card idea using different coloring techniques - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store. Click on the images below or Click HERE to shop. 

Here’s another project I shared previously where I embossed the new Mini Silver Gable Box using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder. *You can click on the image to see the original post.

Mini Gable Box embossed with Petal Pair embossing folder and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits treat box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to see more ideas using embossing folders.

Click HERE to see all the different embossing folders available in my online store.

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Jeanie

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Night Of Navy 5/8

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Blossoming Basket for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #36

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

Today’s card features the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order! This is such a versatile set as it can be used for just about any occasion…birthday, sympathy, get well, thank you…or just a card to give someone with a bouquet (or basket) of flowers to let them know you’re thinking of them.

I stamped the basket on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers) to color. Oh what fun it is to color with these markers!  It is so easy and it amazes me every time! It makes me feel like an artist the way they add depth and shading. I realize these markers are a bit of an investment but trust me, it will be money well spent!  You don’t need to start out with all of them.  Get Old Olive and one or two of your favorite colors along with the Color Lifter to start.  I do recommend buying the combo packs so you have the light and dark shades of each color. If you want to see more projects I’ve shared using the Stampin’ Blends Click HERE or HERE.

I wanted to be able to use this card for any occasion so I only inked up part of the sentiment (for you).  That leaves me free to use any sentiment on the inside depending on occasion.  I often make cards and leave the inside blank until I know who the recipient will be.  I can’t wait to get my Stamparatus this week!  I will be stamping a bunch of these baskets to color.  Research has shown how therapeutic coloring can be (which is probably why adult coloring has become the rage).   It is definitely my therapy of choice! (Not that I don’t appreciate the progress I have made due to my Physical Therapists but, coloring is pain free!)

The other feature of this bundle is the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. WOW!  Not only is that a mouthful but it really is dynamic! It adds so much texture to a project! This is a thick embossing folder so you only use one clear plate instead of two when making your “sandwich” for the Big Shot. I embossed the front of my Crumb Cake card base. Here’s a close up so you can really see the texture!

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing this bundle.

I knew I had to have this stamp set and embossing folder the minute I saw it! I love baskets and have a collection in my craft room where I store many of my Stampin’ Up supplies to keep them organized and handy.

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This card would have been great for my alphabet series…B is for Blossoming Basket Bundle and Blends; however, I made it using elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I went right down the middle with butterfly, green, twine.  It really is fun choosing elements from the board to create!  I hope you will give it a try and play along!  You can click on the board to see what the rest of the design team created and to share your project.

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Here’s another look at today’s card and matching envelope.

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Jeanie

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
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  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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