P is for Paper Pumpkin

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Want a quick & easy way to create fun cards & gifts? Paper Pumpkin is the way to go! I love getting my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. I can take them with me when I travel for something to do in the hotel at night or while waiting for kids at practice, etc.  Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, supplies and projects instructions. I love the surprise each month! Lately, Stampin’ Up! has been giving us sneak peeks in to what’s coming next.  The July kit coordinated with 3 different product suites from the annual catalog so you get more bang for your buck and can keep using the stamp set and extra products in the kit to create even more! Love that! Each month Stampin’ Up! shares a video showing how to put the kit together.  Here’s the video for the July Paper Pumpkin On My Mind kit.

My July box hadn’t arrived before I left for vacation so I took the June kit with me to the beach this summer. The June, A Little Smile, kit was all about sharing random acts of kindness through creativity in a fun and easy way. It included 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes and an exclusive carrying case so you’d always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go.  It was perfect for our trip! Here’s a look at the stamp set and supplies that came in the June kit.

Paper Pumpkin June 2019 Kit - A Little Smile

Here’s the intended cards with the kit. *You can choose to use any of the 5 different sentiments in the stamp set.

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit June 2019 A Little Smile card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I gave some of these cards to the waiters/waitresses when we went out to dinner, left one for the housekeeper at the condo where we stayed, and put the tips for the Captain of the boat and the wonderful lady who gave me the best massage! This kit came at the perfect time! I didn’t make all the cards as intended.  I wanted to play around and make some alternative cards too! I love to use the Stampin’ Up! note cards & envelopes with the extra supplies and stamps in my kit.

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin alternative note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin A Little Smile card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

There’s always plenty of alternative ideas on Pinterest and the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Fan Club. I loved this fun fold by Dawn Olchefske and the candy/gift card purse by Rachel Tessman is just adorable! It’s made with two of the envelopes in the kit.

Stampin Up June 2019 Paper Pumpkin A Little Smile fun fold alternative idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This kit worked well with one of my favorite new stamp sets in the annual catalog, Seaside Notions.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions alernative Paper Pumpkin Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to walk the beach and my final card reminded me of one of my favorite little stories…

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin and High Seas alternative amazing card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

THE STARFISH STORY

One day a man was walking along the beach, when he noticed a boy hurriedly picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “Young man, what are you doing? The boy replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” The man laughed to himself and said, “Don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make any difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…“I made a difference to that one.” 

Together, we can make a difference too…one card at a time! Keep creating and sharing your handmade kindness!

Want a sneak peek into what’s coming in next month’s Paper Pumpkin? After watching this video I can’t wait to get the August kit! Check it out!

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit, you must subscribe by August 10.

I love to give little treats when I get together with my friends! These will be great to have on hand for hostess gifts as well! Just think, you can send your child or grandchild back to school with a treat for the teacher. So many possibilities! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered an add on kit. Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885) is priced at $10.00 and includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (notecard size).  It is available August 1st WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If you purchase $50 or more in July, you’ll get a $5 (or more) coupon to use in August.  That’s like getting the add on kit for 1/2 price (or FREE)! Doesn’t that sound great?!

Click HERE to subscribe by August 10th. If you want to order a 3 month subscription, click on the link below. You will get an email from Stampin’ Up! how to redeem your subscription along with a $5 coupon code to use in August! *See Bonus Days below for all the information about how to redeem your $5 coupons, etc.

*If you want to give the August kit a try you can always subscribe and then choose to suspend your subscription or skip a month at any time. It’s no problem and quick & easy to do. I think you might just like your monthly surprise as much as I do!

Hope you have a Perfect Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.  

July Host Code: VSH3AYEZ
Product List (Click on any image to shop my online store.)

Only 5 days left to take advantage of Bonus Days!!! Collect your $5 coupons!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days - for information and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 purchase in July (before tax & shipping) you’ll get a $5 coupon to spend in August! There’s no limit to how many coupons you can collect and you still get Stampin’ Rewards if your order is $150 or more!

  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions.  *Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • See the Bonus Days FAQ’s here.
  • See a tutorial on how to redeem your Bonus Days coupons here.
  • Click HERE to shop. 

Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and get in on the EXTRA free stuff with the purchase of a completely customized starter kit!

Become A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - For more information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit included in your kit!
  • EXTRA, EXTRA – GET A $10 COUPON!  Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20% or more on personal demonstrator orders while you are active. You will have early access to the NEW Holiday Catalog and get to order new products!
  • JOIN THROUGH ME!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you along the way. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. You will have access to the PALS private Facebook Groups where we chat, share ideas, ask questions, showcase our creations, have monthly webinars, participate in stamping discussions, prizes, polls, resources, and friendship! You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all inYou will also have the opportunity to attend OnStage in November and get to meet the Stampin’ Up! family, get expert advice on running a successful business, and be the first to hear the latest Stampin’ Up! news. I would love to meet you at the event!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! If you maintain $300 in retail sales per quarter, you can continue to be a Demonstrator.  If you don’t, that’s okay too! You can always just join now and receive a discount on everything you order from now through Dec. 31! If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • CLICK HERE to join.

Click Here for a few FAQs about being a demonstrator.
Click Here to view a sample starter kit to help you get started.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want more information!  I’d love to chat!

Click on the image below to view the Beginner Brochure to view additional products not shown in the annual catalog.

N is for Note

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 love the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes. These are the perfect size for a handwritten thank you card or to send a quick note to a friend.

Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes come in sets of 20 in Whisper White, Very Vanilla and the NEW Scalloped with dainty scalloped edges on the cards and matching envelopes. The new Scalloped set has 5 each of 4 colors (Balmy Blue, Old Olive, light pink, or Terracotta Tile).  These are adorable and the best part is they are super economical!

Stampin Up Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes - for more inspiration and to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have been on a roll making note cards and have lots of ideas to share with you today starting with my new favorite, the Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes.

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thinking of You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thank You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used A Little Lace Stamp Set and stamped the background image in Early Espresso. The new medium daisy punch is the same size as the flower image.  (I just love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates products!) I had fun with the daisy punch and cut some from white cardstock, colored cardstock, designer series paper, and also stamped some using the Daisy Lane stamp set. Here’s a look at each of the different cards.

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace and Flourishing Phrases Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thank You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace Thinking of You Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin'Up! A Little Lace and Daisy Lane Scalloped Note Card idea with Daisy punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Brights and In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper Packs to cut the strips I adhered along the bottom. I accented the daisies with the Gold Gems and In Color Faceted Dots.

I got the Delightful Day stamp set for free at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage convention. I couldn’t wait to make the cards shown on page 34 in the annual catalog using the Scalloped Note Cards. Look how cute these cards look with the stamped flowers.

Stampin Up Celebrate With Cake baby card idea using Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes - for more inspiration and to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The White Stampin’ Chalk Marker and colored markers add a beautiful finishing touch! My daughter didn’t think they needed the strip of DSP at the bottom but I like how it highlights the scalloped edges.

One thing I like to do when I see a card I like is try to create something similar using different stamp sets and paper I have. Here’s another version of the cards above using a stamp set you won’t find in the annual catalog, Celebrate with Cake.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Cake love and thank you card ideas using Scalloped note cards and Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The hearts and flowers are from the Celebrate with Cake Stamp Set found in the Beginner Brochure. (Click on the link in the sidebar or at the bottom to view the brochure.) I used the Well Written Dies for the sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Cake thank you card idea using Scalloped note cards and Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Cake love card idea using Scalloped note cards and Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So, what’s your opinion….DSP strip or not? Stamped, solid, or DSP Daisy? Delightful Day stamp set or Celebrate with Cake? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.

If you are just getting started with stamping, the Celebrate with Cake Bundle has everything you need to make 20 adorable cards. (*You can purchase the stamp set separately.)

Stampin Up Celebrate With Cake Bundle - For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Bundle includes:
* Celebrate with Cake Photopolymer Stamp Set—14 stamps
* Clear Block D
* 2 Classic Stampin’ Pads—1 Flirty Flamingo and 1 Granny Apple Green
* 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

Look at these cards designed by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team using just what comes in the bundle. These are quick & easy and oh so cute!

Stampin Up birthday card ideas using Celebrate With Cake Bundle - For more inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Another option if you are looking for quick & easy crafting are All-Inclusive Kits like Stampin’ Up!’s Notes of Kindness Card kit. This kit makes it easy to create and send your heartfelt greetings.

Stampin Up! Notes of Kindness Card Kit ideas - for ordering and more inspiration visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
* Makes 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs

Kit Includes:
* Set of 6 photopolymer stamps
* Clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut stickers and accents
* Archival Basic Black Ink Stampin’ Spot
* Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam
Cost: $35

You can make 20 cards as shown below using what’s included with the kit or add different sentiments and your own twist.

Stampin Up! Notes of Kindness Card Kit ideas - for ordering and more inspiration visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

WOW!  I told you I had a lot to share today! I hope you found something to inspire you and get your creativity flowing. All the products shown are listed below.  You can click on any image to purchase or view in my online store.

Have a note worthy day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*Host Code Exclusive! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code below. *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to shop.  

July Host Code: VSH3AYEZ
Product List

There’s just 1 week left to take advantage of Bonus Days!!! Collect your $5 coupons!

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days - for information and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 purchase in July (before tax & shipping) you’ll get a $5 coupon to spend in August! There’s no limit to how many coupons you can collect and you still get Stampin’ Rewards if your order is $150 or more!

  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions.  *Prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • See the Bonus Days FAQ’s here.
  • See a tutorial on how to redeem your Bonus Days coupons here.
  • Click HERE to shop. 

Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and get in on the EXTRA free stuff with the purchase of a completely customized started kit!

Become A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - For more information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit included in your kit!
  • EXTRA, EXTRA – GET A $10 COUPON!  Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20% or more on personal demonstrator orders while you are active. You will have early access to the NEW Holiday Catalog and get to order new products!
  • JOIN THROUGH ME!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you along the way. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. You will have access to the PALS private Facebook Groups where we chat, share ideas, ask questions, showcase our creations, have monthly webinars, participate in stamping discussions, prizes, polls, resources, and friendship! You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all inYou will also have the opportunity to attend OnStage in November and get to meet the Stampin’ Up! family, get expert advice on running a successful business, and be the first to hear the latest Stampin’ Up! news. I would love to meet you at the event!
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! If you maintain $300 in retail sales per quarter, you can continue to be a Demonstrator.  If you don’t, that’s okay too! You can always just join now and receive a discount on everything you order from now through Dec. 31! If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • CLICK HERE to join.

Click Here for a few FAQs about being a demonstrator.
Click Here to view a sample starter kit to help you get started.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want more information!  I’d love to chat!

Click on the image below to view the Beginner Brochure to view additional products not shown in the annual catalog.

Time to Sale-A-Brate Friendship with the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Badge February 2019

Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. 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 the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin Up friend card and gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today I’m “Sale-A-Brating” friendship! One of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is all the new friendships I have made over the past several years while sharing my joy of stamping!

My card and gift uses three of my favorite items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog…the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, the gorgeous Organdy Ribbon (from the combo pack), and an awesome sentiment stamp set, Part of My Story.  Here’s a peek at each of these items.   (Did I mention you can get all of these for FREE?!!)

Stampin Up Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack
Stampin Up Part of My Story Stamp Set - Earn it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Part of My Story Stamp Set

I love to create cards and gifts to match.  This gift was quick & easy to put together for a special friend. Gather some rocks, tree branches, and some store bought moss and put it all in a jar. (The rocks hold the branches in place.)  I fussy cut the large butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and attached them to the branches with glue dots.  This gift will last much longer than a bouquet of flowers! Choose the butterflies that match your home decor or stamp your own using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set from the Occasions catalog!

Stampin Up home decor gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up home decor gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For the coordinating card I used another pattern from the Botancial Butterfly DSP for my background.  I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the branch and then fussy cut another large butterfly from the DSP.  I punched the small butterfly from another pattern of the DSP using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  (I love how you can use the butterfly punch with the coordinating Butterfly Gala Stamp Set or the Designer Series Paper.  More bang for your buck!!)

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I popped up the butterfly layer, the larger butterfly, and the sentiment layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment from Part of My Story can be used for many occasions! (Check back tomorrow to see how I used it for my Valentine’s Day cards! Make sure you subscribe to my blog to get an email each time I post.)

Stampin Up friend card idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The finishing touch was adding the beautiful bow made with the organdy ribbon!  The best part about this project is I got the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, and Part of My Story Stamp Set for FREE! You can too with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31st).

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, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’   ***You are HERE
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog
  9. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  27. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot
  28. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  29. Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves

Have a wonderful Day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin Up friend card and gift idea using Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Part of My Story Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Product List for Butterfly card & gift (CLICK ON ANY PRODUCT TO SHOP ONLINE):

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Shop & Earn Free Products during Sale-A-Bration! Visit juststampin.com for all the details! Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Click HERE for all the SALE-A-BRATION details!

Check out New Sale-A-Bration items (coming February 15th) HERE.

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid subscriptions

Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Products with Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.  Click HERE! Subscribe by March 10th to get Paper Pumpkins 6th Anniversary Special…a Free Stamp Set!

Paper Pumpkin March 2019 Birthday kit