G is for Gather Together (with a Kit To Go)

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I can’t seem to get enough of the Gather Together Stamp Set and Gathered Leaves Dies! I have been creating many projects with this bundle. I am offering 3 FREE Come to Gather tutorials with any purchase of $40 or more. Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials are exclusive and will not appear on my blog.  In addition, you will receive a handmade card from me along with a card kit to create it!  I appreciate each and every order! You can click on the link to shop my online store!

I am so excited to share today’s projects!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sample for the Gather Together Bundle on page 5 in the Holiday Catalog caught my eye and I knew I wanted to recreate it. Here’s the inspiration and my card side by side. I used the same stamp set but different color ink for my background. I layered mine with Gold Foil and added a strip of vellum.

Who knew the background was actually sponged using a mask?! Oh my, now I have another favorite technique! I have been having so much fun playing with the new Decorative Masks.  They are found on page 35 in the Holiday Catalog and I missed them the first few times I browsed through the catalog. Take a look at these fun designs.

Stampin' Up Basic Pattern Decorative Masks - for ideas, tutorials, card kits, and more visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

I used sponge daubers and 4 ink colors (Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake, and Delicata Golden Glitz) to get the effect I wanted. It was so much fun! I did the envelope too!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut the leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies from Grapefruit Grove, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze cardstock.  I love how the dies cut and emboss at the same time! I sponged the leaves with the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and popped them up with Dimensionals on top of the vellum strip and Gold Thread.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is one of the cards everyone made at my monthly card club and the ladies loved it! This sentiment works for a Thanksgiving or thank you card. Of course you can easily change the sentiment and use it for birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  I had the piece I used to demonstrate and not wanting to waste anything I decided to use it to decorate one of the new Gold Mini Pizza Boxes. Talk about easy! All I had to do was cut it to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and wrap the box with Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut and sponged the leaves the same as I did for the card and punched a 2 1/4″ vellum circle. I added the gold thread to tie in with the card and now I have a coordinating gift box. Here’s what I put inside….

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Mini Gold Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

… leaf shaped wax melts! The best part….I found them at the Dollar Store! (Remember….It’s all about the presentation! LOL) I stamped the large leaf from the stamp set in gold and the sentiment is from the same set (Gathered Leaves) stamped in Cajun Craze. The perfect little gift for a hostess.  It just so happens I will be needing this hostess gift for Sunday as I am going to a friend’s house to make “velvet” pumpkins. We were told to bring a glue gun, old tube socks or batting, and some fabric. I have no idea how to do this but it sounds like fun! Here’s another look at the card and gift.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So do you think you’d like to give this decorative mask project a try? If so, you are in luck because I am planning to provide this technique based “Decorative Masks Kit To Go” for my October kit! Here’s what the kit will include:

  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (set of 4)
  • 4 card kits (using the different masks)
  • Pre-cut supplies for all four cards. *Stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy.
  • Envelopes for each card
  • Punched items and/or die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments
  • Step-by-step photo tutorial to complete each card (sent via email)
  • Alternative technique ideas

The cost for this special product based technique kit is $20 (plus $3.50 shipping & handling).

You will be able to use the decorative masks again and again on future projects. You will need ink, sponge daubers (or sponges) and adhesive to complete the kit. You can adapt this kit to use inks you have.  I will include a complete supply list for each sample included with the tutorial.

Orders need to be placed by October 10th. *This is a firm deadline so I can order the decorative masks and get them shipped out to you by the end of the month.

Here’s how to reserve your kit:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Decorative Mask Kit” in the subject line. Make sure you include your address! Then send payment through PayPal. To do this, go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address. Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($23.50), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check.

I hope you are as excited about this technique kit to go as I am! It’s fun to try something new!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Sentimental Fun Fold Card for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project.  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.

Stampin’ Up! has so many great sentiments to choose from it was really hard to pick a favorite. Then inspiration hit me as I was decorating my home for fall.

Thanksgiving pillow

I love the sentiments on this pillow (enough to buy two to sit on my dining room chairs). It really sums up how I feel! There’s inspiration everywhere! I love a challenge and decided to recreate this “sentimental” pillow for my card.

Stampin' Up! Country Home and To A Wild Rose Fun Fold Thanksgiving card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used two stamp sets for my sentiments, To A Wild Rose and Country Home. This pop up fun fold design really showcases the sentiment layer and makes it the focal point. I used the Stamparatus and the new Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic Ink to stamp my sentiments. I stamped grateful twice, first in Golden Glitz then with Soft Suede so it would be darker like the pillow but I also wanted it to shine like the others.

Stampin' Up! Country Home and To A Wild Rose Fun Fold Thanksgiving card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s hard to see the shine in my photo but trust me, it’s there. I punched and cut the leaves from Gold Foil and glued them on before embossing the sentiment layer with the Subtle Embossing Folder to give it the look of fabric like the pillow. (Sometimes I do go a bit overboard when I’m trying to recreate the look; however, I really like how this turned out and probably wouldn’t have thought to do that if it wasn’t for my inspiration piece.)

You can stamp a message and/or write a note on the back of the card. The sentiment I used is from Country Home. This card can sit on a shelf or desk and folds flat to fit in an envelope.

 

Check back tomorrow for the tutorial how to make this fun fold card. You can use this design with other sentiments for many different occasions! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on project ideas and more!

So what do you think…Did I get the look of my inspiration piece? Leave a comment below and let me know where you find inspiration.

Stampin' Up! Country Home and To A Wild Rose Fun Fold Thanksgiving card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  20. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Have a Blessed Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Country Home and To A Wild Rose Fun Fold Thanksgiving card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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NEW Holiday Catalog & Stamp of the Month Tutorials!

Today’s the day!!!  The holiday catalog is live!!! Woo Hoo!  Or should I say Ho! Ho! Ho! Doesn’t that fun video get you in the holiday spirit?! You can view the Holiday Catalog online by clicking on the catalog image or from the drop down menu under catalogs.  If you aren’t currently working with another demonstrator and would like a hard copy of the catalog I would love to send you one. It’s filled with awesome new products, fun ideas and some cool tips.

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I have so many ideas to share with you this holiday season! And for those of you that love my ABC Series, I have good news…..I will be starting a new alphabet series this week, ABC Holiday 2019.  I’ll be sharing ideas to make your holiday season fun and easy from A to Z!

I am also offering something new this holiday season, Stamp of The Month tutorials each month (September – December).  When you purchase through me you will receive a handmade card (using the featured stamp set) and a card kit to make one on your own. (Pretty much like I have done in the past without the “official” stamp of the month.)  In addition, for any online order of $40 or more you will receive 3 exclusive tutorials using the Stamp of the Month. The tutorials will be sent to you via email after you place your online order. The 3 cards in the tutorials will not be shown on my blog.  Here’s a look at  this month’s featured stamp set, Gather Together.

Stampin' Up! Gather Together Stamp Set - For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

 

Gather Together is a beautiful and versatile fall stamp set.  Great for thank you cards, get well, Thanksgiving, or just letting a friend or family member know you are thinking of them. Here’s a card I made using the stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Gather Together Clean & Simple Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the nontraditional colors in some of the prints from the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper. Check out all the prints in this 30 second video.

Inspiration for my card came from my friend Paula. She always does a beautiful job arranging flowers. For Fall, she carves out a pumpkin to use as a base for her arrangement.  I love the new In Color, Pretty Peacock, and white pumpkins are my favorite so this paper just makes me smile! I cut one of the pumpkins out of the DSP and popped it up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I used a die from Animal Friends to cut the leaves for my pumpkin arrangement and adhered them with glue dots. I finished it off with a bow made from Linen Thread and coordinated my envelope with the same DSP.

Stampin' Up! Gather Together Clean & Simple Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Gather Together Clean & Simple Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the card details.

  • Pretty Peacock cardstock – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, scraps to cut leafy die. 1/4 x 6 strip for envelope
  • Come To Gather DSP – 3 1/4 x 3 1/2, 2 x 6 to decorate envelope flap, 7/8 x 4 for inside card, scrap to fussy cut pumpkin
  • Early Espresso cardstock – 3 3/8 x 3 5/8, 2 x 3 to cut Scallop Oval Die, 4 in. strip for inside card
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 x 3 to cut Stitched Oval Die, 4 x 5 1/4 for inside card

Stampin' Up! Gather Together Clean & Simple Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set has coordinating dies. You can purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle and save 10%!  What are you waiting for???  Click HERE to shop!  Not only will you receive a card from me (in appreciation for your order), you’ll also get a card kit to make one on your own. And if your order is $40 or more, you will qualify for the 3 exclusive tutorials!!! Let’s get this holiday season started!!!

I hope you’re planning to participate in my card swap.  Read all about it HERE.

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for some “Holiday” fun (and blog candy)!

Have a great day!!! Do something creative!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Paper Pumpkin September 2019

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