From the Heart for the Pals Blog Hop

Jan. blog hop

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Valentine card idea - Jeanie Stark - StampinUp

Here’s a clean & simple card that’s quick & easy to make! I started with the heart patterned paper from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the gold foil accents on one side of each of the designs in this paper pack. Check out all the other designs below! (Trust me, they are much more gorgeous in person!)

Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

It’s so easy to coordinate colors when you start with patterned paper. Stampin’ Up! makes that easy for us as each paper pack has the coordinating colors on the package. My card base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Melon Mambo cardstock scored at 4 1/4 for a square card. I added a 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 strip of Gold Foil and used a scrap piece to cut out love from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. The DSP measures 3 x 3 and is layered on a 3 1/4 square piece of Rich Razzleberry. I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut the heart and adhered the sentiment on top. This is one of those cards that you can use for different occasions…simply add a sentiment or handwritten note inside for Valentine’s Day, Thinking of you, etc.! I used the envelope punch board to make a coordinating envelope.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Valentine card idea - Jeanie Stark - StampinUp

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below for more information.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  22. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  23. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  24. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  25. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

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W is for Watercolor Pencils

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.Today I am showcasing the Watercolor Pencils. This is my favorite new item in the Occasions catalog!  I was so excited when I saw them featured on page 24 and couldn’t wait to get my hands on these! I shared previously a couple of projects I made using these.  You can see those projects HERE or HERE .  For this sweet Valentine card I used the watercolor pencils with the blender pen to color a heart cut from a piece of Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  You can get this paper for Free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 4 – March 31).


My card base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 5 1/2.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Sending Love Paper Stack in the Occasions catalog. It is cut at 4 x 2 1/2.  I cut another piece at 2 1/4 x 6 to line the back of the envelope.


The inside panel is a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 red cardstock.  I used the heart framelits (retired) to cut the 4 different sized hearts but you could do the same thing with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits (I wish I had those!!!). I used the Sealed with Love Stamp Set to stamp the sentiments in real red ink. I popped the watercolored layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and tucked the smaller heart behind. I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the flowers and a white organza bow on top of the heart. This Valentine is ready to send!


In case you missed the video showcasing all the wonderful ways you can use these watercolor pencils you can watch it here.

These watercolor pencils have been so popular that they are currently out of stock! Oh no! Stampin’ Up! is expecting to get a large shipment in mid February. I love the way these pencils are Stampin’ Up! colors so they coordinate with our other products!


Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’




You can purchase the products used the make today’s project in my online store. Earn a FREE gift for every $50 you spend January 4 – March 31. Use the February hostess code K3VM6YBW when you check out and I will send you a card kit as my thanks for shopping with me! Click HERE to shop.

3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin On Sale During Sale-a-bration!!


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R is for Ribbon…and a NEW Ribbon Share

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing the new ribbon. I love adding a touch of ribbon on my cards and projects! I used the silver metallic ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog on my card today.

Stampin Up Valentine Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This ribbon is so soft and pliable. I like the silver with the black contrast and pop of melon mambo.  My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  The Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper measures 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 and is layered on a piece of 2 x 4 1/4 melon mambo cardstock. I wrapped the ribbon around this layer before attaching it to the card base with fast fuse adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment in melon mambo ink and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. (These framelits are back in stock if you missed them when they first debuted.) The sentiment is layered on melon mambo cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added the heart embellishment from the Brights Enamel Shapes. Quick & Easy!

Stampin Up Valentine Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a project I shared previously using the gold metallic ribbon from this combo pack. (You can click on the image to see the original post.)

Stampin Up wine tag idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out the new ribbon in the Occasions catalog as well as the metallic ribbon combo pack in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. You can click HERE to see the complete selection of ribbon and trim in my online store.


Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack – Real Red, Whisper White 1/8″ grosgrain


Emerald Envy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon


Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon Combo pack – Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White


Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon

You can earn the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack FREE during Sale-A-Bration.



How would you like to try out some ribbon on your cards and projects?  I am offering a Ribbon Share with the new selection of ribbon.  You will receive 2 1/2 yards of each of the 6 new ribbon for $13.00.  Email me ( with your address and I will send you a PayPal invoice.

Today’s special with purchase from my online store is some metallic ribbon. Use the January hostess code EPGDT3KF when you check out and I will send you 2 yards of metallic ribbon (1 yard of each color) along with your card kit as my thanks for shopping with me. Click HERE to shop.

Click HERE for a chance to win a FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’


Click on the catalog to view. Choose 1 FREE item for every $50 you spend!