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Hello Stamping Friends! How are you doing? I know this is a stressful time for everyone and I am so thankful for my stamping business! Some days I feel like my “creative therapy”, friends & family, are the only things keeping me sane! We have not been able to buy toilet paper in the last 7 weeks even though it has been on our pick up order every week! I finally found some to order online; however, it never arrived! Enough about that! Let’s get on with today’s project.

I have several friends with upcoming birthdays and I wanted to make them a special card. I love fun fold cards and couldn’t wait to try this new fun fold I learned from Ronda Wade. It’s called a Stand Up Card. You can see how it got it’s name.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details to make a Stand Up Card:

Measurements

  • Card Base (Mint Macaron): 4 1/4 x 11, scrap to cut scalloped circle from Layering Circle Dies
  • DSP Panels (from Ornate Garden): Cut 2 @ 7/8 x 4 3/8, cut 1 @ 2 1/8 x 4 3/8
  • Whisper White: 7/8 x 4 1/8 strip for the bottom, 4 x 4 1/4 for the back, scrap to stamp and cut with Stitched Shapes Die

Directions

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/2 (*This will be the only full score you make.)
  2. Flip the cardstock and place the longer side of the card base in the trimmer and line up the left side at the 2 inch mark. Score from the top of the card down to the 1″ mark.  Then score from 3 1/4″ mark to the bottom of the card.
  3. Line up the card along the 1″ mark in the trimmer. And repeat the same scores…Score from the top of the card down to the 1″ mark. Then score from the 3 1/4″ mark to the bottom of the card. *You will have 2- 1″ score lines at the top and 2- 1″ score lines at the bottom of the card.
  4. Put the 4 1/4 side in the trimmer and line up at 1″ on the left. Cut from the 1″ score line at the bottom to the full score line above.
  5. Line up the card at 1″ on the right side of the blade. Cut from the 1″ score line at the bottom to the full score line above.
  6. Next you need to score between the cut lines at 1″ from the score line at top of the card.  The easy way to do this is to line up the card base at 5 1/2″ on the trimmer. *The full score line will be at the 1″ mark. Then score between the cut lines.
  7. Fold and burnish along the full score line.  Your card should look like this.Stampin' Up! Stand Up Fun Fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  8. Then lift between the cut lines and fold the top score line back. The bottom scores will fold back and forward. Burnish all score lines with a bone folder.
  9. Adhere Designer Series Paper strips to the front of the card as shown.Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Fun Fold card tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  10. Stamp sentiment from Peaceful Moments on Whisper White strip with Early Espresso Ink and adhere to the bottom of the card. Stamp daisy from Daisy Lane in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once. Stamp Happy Birthday in Early Espresso ink above the daisy and cut out with the Stitched Shapes Circle Die.
  11. Color the center of the daisy with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and adhere to Layered Circle. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Stamp sentiment and daisy on Whisper White panel and adhere on the back.  Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  13. Wrap Mint Macaron ribbon around the center panel and tie a bow.
  14. Decorate the envelope flap with 1/4 strip of Mint Macaron and 2 x 6 piece of DSP and trim to cut off excess. Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Ornate Garden DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am loving the new Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper! I also love how the daisy prints coordinate so well with the Daisy Lane Stamp set and matching punches!

Today is my friend Jill’s birthday. (I’d love for you to leave a comment below and wish Jill a Happy Birthday!) I made another version of this fun fold card for her. She really loves bees and even has a bee tattoo. I think she will like this card!

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments and Honey Bee Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Golden Honey DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I had fun stamping the back of the card too! There’s still plenty of room to add a personal note.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Fun Fold Birthday card idea with Golden Honey DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Honey Bee Stamp Set and Detailed Dies I used to create this card for Jill is retiring! Yesterday I shared my Retiring Special Offer….you can get my Honey Bee exclusive tutorials, a card kit, and a sample of 6 X 6 Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper with the purchase of this bundle from my online store. If you’ve been thinking about getting this bundle, don’t wait any longer. Click HERE for more details.

Do you have a favorite today? Leave a comment below. I love hearing from you!

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  • 3 FREE exclusive card tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! April tutorials feature the Ornate Garden Suite (Check it out HERE). *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: 2AP6B4WM
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Paper Pumpkin In Color Kit 2020 May

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy

A Taste of the Retiring In Colors

I am going to be sad to see the 2018-2020 bold In Colors retire! Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel are two of my favorite colors! Here’s a look at how well these colors coordinate with some of my favorite candy…peanut M&M’s. Yummilicious!

Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These little lids for the tiny treat boxes are super quick & easy to make. Here’s the measurements:

  • Cardstock: (2) 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 scored at 1/2 on all 4 sides
  • DSP: (8) 3/8 x 2, (2) 2 x 2

Fold and burnish the cardstock along the score lines then cut and notch the end pieces (as  shown below). Adhere the DSP along the sides and middle. Then use liquid glue or Tear & Tape on the tabs to fold and secure the lid.

I stamped the sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set and cut it out with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered it inside the lid for a little surprise when they open it!

Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea using So Sentimental Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added an In Color decorative button on the top of each and wrapped them all up with the coordinating grosgrain ribbons! I cut the smallest die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to make the buttons and bow stand out.

Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I think these are just the cutest little treat packages! Here’s a look at each one.

Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Call Me Clover
Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Pineapple Punch
Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Grapefruit Grove
Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Blueberry Bushel
Stampin' Up! 2018-2020 In Color clear tiny treat boxes gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Lovely Lipstick

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Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order!  Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in April:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • FREE fun fold pocket card tutorial (featured HERE) with the Ornate Garden “Suite Product Share”.
  • 3 FREE exclusive card tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! April tutorials feature the Ornate Garden Suite (Check it out HERE). *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. April Host Code: 2C2S6XZE
  • Bonus– Free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial if you purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Free Gift – Mini Notebook with an order of $50 or more (before tax & shipping).
  • Stampin Up mini notebook featuring the Ornate Style stamp set and Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Counting My Blessings with Forever Blossoms

My husband, daughter, and I decided to take a drive to Washington, DC over the weekend to get out and about for a bit. (It’s only an hour drive from where we live.) Spring in our nation’s capital is my favorite time of year, especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom! This weekend was peak season and it was a gorgeous sight to behold!

Photo by Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com

Photo by Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com

Photo by Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com

The beauty of nature is a gift to be appreciated! Usually we would get out and walk along the paths but this year (due to “social distancing”) we stayed in our car. I was inspired to create some cards for my friends!

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and So Sentimental friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms Dies were the perfect choice to create this beautiful inspiring scene! I chose to use the sentiment and dies from the So Sentimental Bundle to cut the opening and stamp the inside of my card.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and So Sentimental friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added a touch of color to the blossoms with Stampin’ Blends.

 

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and So Sentimental friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you can take a break from the crazy, get some fresh air, and enjoy the beauty of nature! Take time to count your blessings and share some handmade kindness!

Stay well, keep safe!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  • Honey Jar Sweet Treat (featured HERE) with an order of $40 or more (before tax & shipping).
  • 4 FREE exclusive card tutorials featuring the stamp of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! March tutorials feature the Honey Bee Stamp Set and Detailed Bee Dies. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. March Host Code: FEE63DYU
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