S is for Snowman

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! The Snowman Season Stamp Set (Say that fast 3 times! LOL) and coordinating Snowman Builder Punch  make it quick & easy to create fun projects. Snowmen make winter fun! Take a look at this cute bundle.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Bundle - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I told myself I didn’t need this set because I had the Spirited Snowman stamp set from last year (which I also love)! However, I caved in and decided you can never have too many snowmen because these are just too stinkin’ cute! (Plus I love having the punch to coordinate!) This set has everything you need from fun snowmen, great sentiments for the front and inside, and all kinds of possibilities for different projects! I love that it has the to/from for tags too! This stamp set reminded me of a series of books about snowmen by Caralyn and Mark Buehner. One of my favorite books in the series is Snowmen at Night.

Snowmen At Night

This delightful, magical tale solves the mystery of what snowmen do at night. My kids enjoyed this story and would look at the book over and over again to find the hidden objects in every scene. It’s just one of those fun stories that appeal to all ages! I love to give books as gifts for kids (and adults too).  I always like to give something to go with the book/story. One of the activities the snowmen do in the story is drink hot chocolate. I made this simple slider card to hold a cocoa mix to give with the book.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Slider Card idea for Cocoa Mix - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is a simple project to make. You could use DSP or cardstock to make the slider. I wanted mine to coordinate with the book so I chose to go with the Seaside Spray cardstock. It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 and is scored at 2 1/4 and 6.  I created a snowy background with the snowflakes stamp. I inked it up with VersaMark then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder for a subtle shiny background. I folded along the score lines and added a piece of Tear & Tape to close it on the back. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to punch a hole at the top to thread the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon. You slide the cocoa mix inside the card and tie a bow at the top.  You just pull up the ribbon to get the mix.

You could easily adapt this with soup mix for a get well card or candy bars for special treats. Slider cards are quick & easy to make and fun to receive!

I stamped the snowman in Memento Black Ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends. I cut the snowman and sentiment with the Stitched Shapes Dies and layered each with a scalloped border cut from Silver Glimmer Paper. I adhered the snowman and the sentiment to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I couldn’t resist adding the tiny snowballs from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Slider Card idea for Cocoa Mix - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you have kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews to buy for this year, I recommend this book (available from Amazon) and fun treat. You could even give with a “Build A Snowman Kit” (a top hat, carrot nose, and scarf). If you have more than 1 child per family there are other great books in the series (Snowmen at Christmas, Snowmen at Work, Snowmen At Play, Snowmen All Year). Give one to each child along with a cocoa slider card and enjoy reading together!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Slider Card idea for Cocoa Mix - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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S is for Sympathy

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! It’s good to have a few Sympathy cards on hand. Today’s card design is another one of those that you can easily change the sentiment and use for any occasion.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases and Healing Hugs Sympathy Card Idea using Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Anyone else in love with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper?! I love the rich colors and hand-painted impressionistic imagery! I chose Blackberry Bliss and Purple Posy for my layered background. I stamped the flower from Healing Hugs in Purple Posy.  I love to stamp a sentiment over an image and this worked great by stamping off the flower first.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases and Healing Hugs Sympathy Card Idea using Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Sympathy cards are not something we enjoy having to make but we can make them beautiful to remember a wonderful life. I had to make this card in shades of purple in honor of the person who passed. (It was her favorite color.)  I love that we can add that personal touch by making our own cards!

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases and Healing Hugs Sympathy Card Idea using Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the measurements if you would like to make this simple card design:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Blackberry Bliss)
  • Layer 1: 4 x 5 1/4 (Purple Posy)
  • DSP Layer: 3 7/8 x 4 (Perennial Essence)

Adhere the DSP then wrap the ribbon before adhering the layer to the card base. The sentiment layer was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered on a piece of Blackberry Bliss cut with the Layering Circles Framelits. Attach the metallic thread to the back of the sentiment layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere to the card. Finish it off with a few Metallic Pearls.

*Note – Stampin’ Up! announce that the Purple Posy ink passed its last sample test and things are moving forward. They have placed orders with their manufacturer to begin producing the ink pads and refills. They do not know the timeframe when this ink will be available, but they will update again in September. In the meantime, if you must have this ink, you can purchase the In Color Markers to color your stamps.  When I first started stamping I bought all the markers before I started to collect the ink pad because it was cheaper to get all the colors that way.  I still use my markers especially with tiny sentiments as I find it easier to ink them up without getting ink on the edges and transferring to my card.  I also like to coordinate colors when addressing envelopes I’ve stamped on the front.  How do you use the Stampin’ Write Markers?

Many thanks for all the retirement wishes! I was thrilled to read many of you enjoy stamping in your retirement.  It seems it was pretty close as to the favorite retirement card (vertical or horizontal) but horizontal won by a few votes!  I also have another winner to announce, the winner of the “retirement” blog candy…..Judy!  I realize we have 2 Judy’s who posted and rather than tell you which one was chosen by random.org I am going to send some retired goodies to both!  So Judy, (and Judy) , please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will put your blog candy in the mail! Congratulations!

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to comment! I do love reading each and every one!

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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O is for Special Occasion

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! There are many special occasions throughout the year which call for particular cards.  What’s more special than the miracle of a newborn?! My niece is having a baby boy so I made this card for her.

Stampin' Up! Well Written baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Owls are trendy in home decor these days and she is decorating her nursery with an owl theme.  I really wanted to use the owl from the Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set (found in the Beginner Brochure) but I forgot to add it on my last order! (How many of you have done that before?) Check out this cute stamp set!

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This set pairs an image and a sentiment for each occasion. There’s even a Hoot Hoot Hooray Bundle (similar to the Celebrate with Cake Bundle I shared the other day.) The bundle includes everything you need to create 20 cards for birthdays, new baby, celebration, friendship, support, and more.

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Stampin' Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray Bundle - Everything you need to create 20 cards for birthday, new baby, support, and more!- Visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Bundle includes
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* Clear Block D
* Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* 20 Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes
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Check out these adorable cards from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

Stampin' Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray note card ideas for new baby, birthday, celebration, and more! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set will definitely be on my next order! For now, I had to use a retired owl I had in my collection! You can easily substitute any image and use this card design for many different occasions. It’s a quick & easy card to duplicate! Here’s the measurements:

  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Card base (Seaside Spray) scored at 4 1/4
  • 3 x 4 DSP

I added a 4 inch strip of the beautiful Scalloped Linen Ribbon with Tear and Tape. Then I stamped the image on whisper white and cut it with the Circle Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut a Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circles Dies as a border. I thought it needed a little more color so I cut another circle from the Layering Circles Dies in So Saffron to go behind to make it look like the moon. What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Well Written baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have been getting a lot of use out of my Well Written Dies lately!  I love word dies and this set is the Mother Load! (You can click on the product image below to enlarge and view in my online store to see all the different words.) It coordinates with the Well Said Stamp Set for many different sentiment possibilities. I layered the word die on a scrap piece of Whisper White and fussy cut around it to make it pop on the DSP.

I love to give books with or as gifts, especially for little ones! I found the perfect book to go with this owl themed occasion.  Hoot Hoot Hooray!

Stampin' Up! Well Written baby card. Give cards with books for birthdays or baby showers! For more inspiration and gift ideas visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have an Outstanding Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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