V is for V Fold

Welcome to my ABC with Fun Folds series. Today’s card is a V fold card.  I love the surprise inside when you open this card.

Stampin Up fun fold card using Beautiful Bouquet, Floral Statements, and Thankful Thoughts stamp sets with Bouquet Bunch Framelits. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This is not as hard as it may look.  I have lots of photos for you. My Basic Balck card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. The inside piece is 5 x 8 whisper white scored at 4″. I measured 1 1/4 inches on either side of the center score line and made a mark.  I also marked 1 1/4 down the center score line. Then I used the Stampin’ Trimmer and scored from the marks across the top to the mark on the center score line.



Fold along the center score line then gently fold the sides forward.  It looks like a V.


I used the Boutquet Bunch Framelits to cut 2 stems to adhere on each side of the “V”. These will fold in when the card is closed.  Do not adhere on the center fold.


Stamp and cut flowers to adhere to the bouquet. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and matching framelits. You can purchase this set as a bundle (145297) and Save 10%.


Here’s a close up of the flowers. I added a few Perfect White Accents and Pearl Basic Jewels to the centers of some of the flowers.

Stampin Up fun fold card using Beautiful Bouquet, Floral Statements, and Thankful Thoughts stamp sets with Bouquet Bunch Framelits. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Floral Statements Stamp Set for the front of my card.  I stamped the sentiment on the new Glossy White Cardstock. I love this paper as it makes it even easier than ever to color using Markers.


Stamp Sets: Beautiful Bouquet, Floral Statements, Thankful Thoughts Inks: Basic Black, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, So Saffron  Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Glossy White, Old Olive Tools & Accessories: Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Perfect White Accents, Liquid Glue Adhesive

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Retired But Loved

You know how I love to make cards to coordinate with a gift.  Well, if I can, I also like to make my thank you notes reflect the gift I received. I had to pull a couple of retired stamp sets off the shelf for today’s cards.


I received this gorgeous orchid from the office staff at school.  This beauty has a place of honor on the table in my foyer so everyone who comes through my front door is guaranteed to see it!  I don’t have a green thumb so the pressure is on to keep it alive!


I wanted to use the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set (retired)  for the orchid and Sweet Sugarplum for my card base.


I stamped the orchid on a piece of 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 Shimmery White. This is my go to paper for watercolor projects. I colored the flower with the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen. It is so quick and easy to do!! I love the new Glimmer Paper that I got for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  I cut a 2 3/8 x 4 5/8 piece of Sweet Sugarplum to mat the stamped image. I made a bow from some Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon (retired from the Holiday catalog) which matched perfectly with the Glimmer Paper. I cut a Delicate White Doily in half and adhered it behind the layered piece. The sentiment from Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I made one for each of the them and colored the envelopes to match.



My friend Caroline brought me a basket with dinner and flowers. She is such a great cook! I wasn’t feeling my best that day and her thoughtfulness really cheered me up!

Caroline often buys cards from me and she really likes the watercolor ones so I knew I wanted to watercolor her thank you note.


This card is a remake of one I made several years ago that I found on Pinterest.   I used the Love is Kindness Stamp Set (retired) because it had some beautiful tulips just like the flowers. I stamped the image on Shimmery White cardstock with Momento Black ink and colored it with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen.  I cut it out with an Oval Framelit and adhered it to the Delicate White Doily. The sentiment is from Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set.  I used Basic Black Bakers Twine to make a bow and attached it with a glue dot. My card base is Smoky Slate with another layer of Smoky Slate that measures 4 x 5 1/4. I adhered both the layered panel and the stamped layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The inside sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. I love to stamp the inside of my card as well as my envelope to match.


I still have several more thank you cards to make! I hope you will check back tomorrow to see what I made to go with the Edible Arrangement I received. I photographed all the Swap Cards today and hope to swap and send them out this week.  I’ll wait to make sure everyone receives their card before I showcase the cards on my blog.  You are in for a real treat!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’





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W is for Washi Tape

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today we’re going to have some fun with Washi Tape. There are so many different ways you can use washi tape.  I will cover just a few different ideas today. Yesterday I posted this light up card made with vellum and a battery operated votive candle.  You can see that post here. I covered the candle for the card in matching washi tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape. It has copper in it just like the Designer Series Paper I used.

If you follow my blog, you know how I like everything to match. I think it makes a nice presentation especially when giving as a gift.  Here is a matching gift tag and birthday card made with the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.  There are so many possiblities!  I even made 2 different gift tags to choose from. The sentiment is from Birthday Banners and the banner on the tag is cut from the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.

Stampin Up birthday card and tag idea using washi tape - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love this washi tape card.  I CASed the card design from Pinterest (PiasCreativeWorld.blogspot.com) and made it in the classic navy and white.  I use a cutting mat with grids to help keep the washi tape straight when sticking it on the cardstock.  It is easy to lift off and just fold the ends back for a nice clean edge.

Stampin Up Bow Builder Punch Birthday card idea using washi tape - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The washi tape makes quick and easy birthday candles.  I used the Festive Flower Builder Punch to make the flames and the Bow Builder Punch to make the bow.

You can also make quick & easy tags with dies.  Here I placed washi tape from Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape on to my cardstock then cut it out with an ornament from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits. I added some Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine and it’s ready for you to write on the back or just stamp to: and from: using the Candy Cane Christmas Stamp Set.

This next project is a great one to do with kids to make thank you notes for Christmas.  I used the Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape for this project.  The sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. You can even use washi tape on the envelopes!


This next card was sent to me from my upline, Susan Itell.  She used Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape on this card.


As you can see there are lots of ways to use washi tape and lots of choices too!  Click Here to see all the different Designer Washi Tape. I store my washi tape in a clear container intended for eye glasses that I purchased from Amazon.  I like that I can see exactly what I have so I’ll remember to use it.


Sometimes I cut my envelopes down if I make a square card.  Washi tape works great to seal the sides. Here’s a card I shared previously where I showed how I did that.  You can click on the photo to see the post with all the details.


Yesterday I shared that I was having visitors for lunch and some stamping fun. Here’s a picture of me with Ramsey and Susan…The Three Stampateers!  LOL

The “Three Stampateers”

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Have a Wonderful day!

Just Stampin’