A Sentimental Fun Fold Card for the Pals Blog Hop

2019-September Blog Hop Badge

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’


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

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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.


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.

Don’t forget today starts the DSP Special, Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! (See below)
Be sure to check back tomorrow for some “Holiday” fun (and blog candy)!

Have a great day!!! Do something creative!

Just Stampin’


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Paper Pumpkin September 2019

Halloween is nearly here! Paper Pumpkin has been busy and thought you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, so they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with you in mind.

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T is for Thanks

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! I think I send more thank you cards than anything else. Today’s card is for my friend Laura who lives in Virginia. I recently visited her and her two talented chickens! Have you heard there’s a new chick in town?! The adorable chicken on today’s card is from the stamp set Birds of a Feather (available Sept. 4th in the new Holiday Catalog). I knew it would be perfect for her!

Stampin' Up! Birds of a Feather Stamp set from the 2019 Holiday catalog - to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You know my go to for thank you cards is the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes. They are the perfect size for a handwritten note.

Stampin' Up! Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card came together quick by using my favorite quick tools, Stampin’ Up! punches!  I used the 1″, 2″, and 2 1/4″ Circle Punches along with the Layering Circles Dies for the little scalloped layer on the sentiment.  The chicken was stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with the So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment comes from another new stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, To Every Season (available Sept. 4th).

Stampin Up TO Every Season Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog - for ideas and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase this stamp set in a bundle with 4 coordinating punches (heart, leaf, snowflake, and bat). You SAVE 10% when you purchase the bundle! It’s so versatile and great for seasons and holidays year round!

How perfect is the DSP background?! It’s from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper!  I used it on the envelope too!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I found this t shirt at Cracker Barrel. Perfect thank you gift to go with the card! Laura loves her chickens and I think she will love this shirt!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Now you may be wondering about her “talented” chickens.  Here’s a video…

I hope this gave you a chuckle!

Coming Soon…Just Stampin’ Holiday Product Share Buffet

I will be offering my Just Stampin’ Holiday Product Share Buffet for all the new Suites, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, etc. just like I have in the past. Check back for the full menu so you can be first in line!

Did you place your order for my August Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet? Quantities are LIMITED! (I sold out last month!) Click HERE for all the details!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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