Bonus Days (and Our Road Trip) Have Begun!

Fun things are happening in August!  (Be sure to read through to the end!) Check out these special promotions from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin Up Bonus Days - Visit juststampin.com to be inspired, shop, and earn! Jeanie Stark StampinUp

BONUS DAYS!  AUGUST 1 – 31.  EARN IN AUGUST.  REDEEM IN SEPTEMBER!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend between August 1 – 31,  you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between September 1 -30, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • 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.
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Color Your Season

Today’s the day you can order the awesome Color Your Season Products. I wouldn’t wait too long if I were you as they are only available August 1 – 31 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. I was able to purchase these products early and I have been teasing you with some fun projects using the Blended Seasons Bundle!  Now you can earn your first Bonus Days coupon when you purchase this limited bundle!  The Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set, has images for every season! The Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images is a MUST HAVE! And there’s Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors (Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy)! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

Blended Seasons Stamp Set

Blended Seasons BundleClick HERE to view the Color Your Season flyer

Here’s some of the projects I’ve created with this bundle. You can click on any image to see the original post with directions and measurements.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Make A Difference Personalized Name Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Love What You Do floral card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

And there’s plenty more inspiration coming! I can’t stop playing with this bundle!

Here’s a few more ideas to inspire you from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

Stampin' Up! Color Your Season card idea - visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card idea - visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons fall thank you card idea - visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can click on the product list below to shop my online store and add the Color Your Season items to your shopping cart!

I am on my way to Georgia (with a box of tissues in hand) to take my daughter back to school.  It has been wonderful having her home this summer but, I feel like the time has flown by! She is moving in to an apartment on campus this year and we’ve been shopping to set up her kitchen.  Needless to say the van was packed!

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And this happens Every Time we make this trip…

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Perfect timing! Keeping with this series of unfortunate events, we could not get cell phone reception. (You just have to laugh at this point!!!)

Lucky for us Trooper Cox came to our rescue. savingpng-23

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Yes, we/he had to read the manual to find the spare tire! (Who knew it was hidden under the floor in the back seat?!!!)

He must have known I was a lost cause because he was showing and explaining to my daughter how it should be done.  LOL

Of course once he “found” the spare, had the tire off (which was no easy feat), the “donut” was FLAT!! You just can’t make this stuff up!

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Trooper Cox followed us to the nearest tire place to make sure we got there safe and sound! (I love the people down south!!)  We got 2 new tires and got back on the road again! I have some big thank you notes to write when I get back home (safely I hope)!

Needless to say, I am a day late and a dollar short!  LOL However, I am thankful to be snug and warm in the hotel room as I listen to the pouring rain and thunder outside. Life is full of adventures and wonderful people!

Hope you had a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Color Your Season Product List

 

 

Color Your Season

Color Your Season

Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
Blended Seasons Stamp Set

Blended Seasons Bundle

Stampin’ Up!’s Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! These exclusive products will only be available August 1-31 while supplies last. Click below to view the flyer.

Color Your Season flyer

Check out these samples from the Stampin’ Up! design team.

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Color Your Season card idea - visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card idea - visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons fall thank you card idea - visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I was able to order this bundle early and I’m excited to share what I created! Let’s have some fun… Leave a comment with what card you think I made first. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see!  I have really missed creating and sharing with you this summer! Physical Therapy has kept me busy!  So many of you have reached out and I really appreciate that you are keeping me in your prayers!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stampin Pad Family

To help expand our family and create opportunities for even more meaningful relationships with fellow crafters, Stampin’ Up! is giving us a Stampin’ Pad Family Recruiting Promotion. During this promotion, new team members will receive a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads (your choice!) with your Starter Kit!

  • Choose $125 in merchandise (and only pay $99).
  • PLUS an ink pad assortment (worth $67.50)
  • FREE shipping saves 10%!  (on both the kit and the ink pads)
  • That’s $103.00+ in savings!

U is for Upright Z-Fold Card

Welcome to my ABC with Fun Folds series. Today’s card features the new Bright Wishes Stamp Set. It is an Upright Z-Fold which is quite unique.

Fun Fold Upright Z Fold card using Stampin Up Bright Wishes Stamp Set and watercolor pencils. For more ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

The wishing well reminds me of my childhood.  We had a wishing well in the middle of our side lawn and it served as second base for many kickball and softball games. I remember tossing pennies in the well and making a wish! Here’s a photo of me standing by our wishing well when I was 5.

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I couldn’t resist using a penny to hold my card “upright”.  Here’s the details how to make this unique fun fold.

My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.  The DSP is from Delightful Daisy. My pieces measure 4 x 5 1/4 and 4 x 2 1/2.  The stamped panel is 3 x 4 layered with 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Basic Black.

Fun Fold Upright Z Fold card using Stampin Up Bright Wishes Stamp Set and watercolor pencils. For more ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I liked it in the black and white but then decided to color it using the watercolor pencils and blender pen.

Fun Fold Upright Z Fold card using Stampin Up Bright Wishes Stamp Set and watercolor pencils. For more ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Which way do you like it…black & white or colored?

Here’s the side view.

This really is quick & easy to make. Just make sure when adhering your stamped panel you only put adhesive on the bottom half.  I attached the penny with a Stampin’ Dimensional to hold the card upright. You could easily stamp a sentiment and pop it up to hold your panel.  I chose to stamp my sentiment on the back for this card.

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I really like the sentiments in this set…the different choices make it versatile for many occasions.

Bright Wishes stamp set

Here’s more inspiration found on page 91 in the catalog.

Bright Wishes sample

Fun Fold Upright Z Fold card using Stampin Up Bright Wishes Stamp Set and watercolor pencils. For more ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Bright Wishes (143827) Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931) Papers: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) Tools & Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709), Blender Pen (102845), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

You can purchase any of the products used on today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop. *All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!).  Earn Free In Color ribbon in June. Please use the current host code below.

Today is the last day to get 25% off your first 3 months of Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin Creativity promo

Stampin’ Up! has a great promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers…You can SAVE 25% on your first three months!  Paper Pumpkin is great for all ages and all levels of stampers from beginners to advanced.

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
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Yesterday was the debut of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You can see that post HERE.  I hope you will play along! You have until Sunday to enter.  Just pick 3 and play! You have 8 different choices…across, down, or diagonal.

Tic Tac Toe 001 Board

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Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website! You can also see what others have created and enter your card!

Have an Unbelievable creative day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’

Jeanie

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21 (One of the new products is the Glimmer Paper I used on my orchid card)!

Click HERE to Shop. Use the February Hostess code  K3VM6YBW when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more. Click HERE for more information.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new) Check out the new Glimmer Paper (my favorite)!

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Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150.  Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

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Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email at j.stark@myactv.net if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Watercolor Pencils Update and more

Here is the latest news I received from Stampin’ Up! regarding the watercolor pencils…

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We have experienced a very high demand for our Watercolor Pencils and are working as quickly as we can to replenish this item. A shipment has arrived in Salt Lake City which will enable us to fill all backorders within the next day or two. At that time we will also be able to accept orders for a period of time (depending on demand).

We have placed additional orders for this item and should hear back on shipping schedules when our suppliers return next Monday from celebrating Chinese New Year; however, due to the holiday and the brief interruption of service, there is a high likelihood that this item will temporarily return to backorder or not-orderable status.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know as soon as more information becomes available.

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If you want these (Trust me, you want these!!!)  I suggest you ORDER NOW before they become not-orderable again!  I have showcased these on my blog HEREHERE and HERE.
Take advantage of all the Savings during Sale-A-Bration to earn more for FREE!

Shop!

Here’s the deal: for every $50  you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Click on the catalog to view.

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Host!

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

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Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Click HERE for more information about me and our wonderful team of stampers!

 

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

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Click on the image for more information on prepaid subscriptions or to order.

If your order is less than $150, 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.

Check back tomorrow for a fun new item in my alphabet series…What do you think I’ll be showcasing for X?

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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).

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

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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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I is for Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

 

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  You can earn this paper pack for FREE with a $50 purchase from my online store.

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I made a set of note cards using each of the designs.  How quick & easy is this?!

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Simply cut the DSP the same size as your card and adhere to the front.  At this point you can choose to color with your favorite coloring tool (watercolor pencils, markers, sponge brayer, blender pens, or aqua painter) or keep it plain and simple. (I do love black & white!) You can even add a die cut or sentiment.  The new Dragonfly Dreams Detailed Dies coordinate with this DSP. I am giving this set as a gift so I opted to include some dies and sentiments and let the recipient decide.

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I decorated stamp cases to hold my cards. The standard stamp case will hold up to 10 note cards & envelopes and the wide stamp case will hold 10 – 20.  You could even include a set of the new Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencils in the case. (I love these!!)  I have given these decorated stamp cases as gifts before.  (Click HERE to see.) They say, “Give what you would love to receive.”

Check out this short video showing the different coloring techniques you can use with Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper!

I love all the different ways you can color this paper!

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I cut a piece of 7 1/4 x 11 1/4 Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper and used the watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color.  I love to color! (Hmmm, this could explain why I am a preschool teacher.) When complete just slide into the sleeve on the stamp case.

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I had so much fun making these! I also made this card and matching envelope to give to a coworker.

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I thought a set of cards to color would be a perfect gift while she recovers from surgery. I’m sure she’ll appreciate some note cards to send thank you notes to everyone who brought meals, etc.  For the standard size case I cut a 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 piece of DSP and this time I left it plain. The DSP covers the front and the spine but not the back of the case.  I figured with the cards in the case the back looked fine. She can always take out the insert and color that too if she wants! After she uses the cards she can use the case to store the watercolor pencils or markers and this way she can easily see what’s inside with a quick glance at the back.

Which gift set would you prefer…colored or plain?

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Here’s my special with purchase for today…purchase $50 or more from my online store and I will send you 4 note cards & envelopes plus 4 panels of Inside the Lines Specialty DSP and some pre-cut dies and sentiments so you can make all 4 cards shown today! Have fun coloring them for yourself or give them as a gift! Remember every $50 ordered qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. Be sure to enter the Hostess Code EPGDT3KF when you check out. Click HERE to shop.

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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D is for a Date with Dragonfly Dreams and Detailed Dies

 

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Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I’m showcasing Dragonfly Dreams. This is already one of the most popular new items and I can see why!  It is so easy to create a quick and simple card with the Detailed Dragonfly Dies and some DSP. I used different dies, sentiments, and Designer Series Paper on each of these calendar cards.

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The sentiment is from the Designer Tee Stamp Set which you can get FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  There are 10 different stamps in the set. I cut the detailed dragonfly from gold foil and attached vellum behind the wings.

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It’s hard to tell in the photo but I added Wink of Stella to the dragonflies.  I masked the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and cut it out with the Layering Circle Framelits. It is quick and easy to stamp masked sentiments with photopolymer stamps!

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I watercolored the bees using the new Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen. I cut them out with my paper snips. The calendars are from Taylored Expressions.

I don’t know which one is my favorite.  I love the Detailed Dragonfly Dies!  These calendar cards are made just like a basic card with the addition of a “tent” to make it sturdy to stand up all year long.  To make the tent support, start with a matching piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/4 x 5.  Score at 1, 2 1/2, and 4.  Adhere to the inside of the card.

Do you have a favorite? Read on to find out how you can get one delivered to your mailbox!

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Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Designer Tee, Perfectly Wrapped  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Basic Black, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Vellum, Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools& Accessories: Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Wink of Stella, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I used the Serene Scenery DSP on my calendar cards but they would look just as nice on different paper.  Have you seen all the new Designer Series Paper in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  Take a look at these delightful designs!

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Party Animal Designer Series Paper   Item # 142738

 

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Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack   Item # 142744

 

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Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack   Item # 142733

 

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Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper   Item # 142778

 

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Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper   Item # 142770

 

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Urban Underground Designer Series Paper   Item # 142783

 

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Falling In Love Designer Series Paper   Item # 142788

 

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Carried Away Designer Series Paper  SAB item # 143608

 

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Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper  SAB item # 143830

Which one is your favorite new Designer Series Paper?  Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite.  I would love to hear from you!

Here’s some more ideas showcasing Dragonfly Dreams…

 

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Purchase this set as a bundle and SAVE 10%

DRAGONFLY DREAMS PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE   Item # 144728   $46.75

If you purchase this bundle with any Designer Series Paper  you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Shop my online store using the  January Hostess Code EPGDT3KF and I will send you one of today’s calendar cards as my thanks for shopping with me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Have a Delightful Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with each $50 purchase! Click on the catalog to view.

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A Sneak Peek at the New Watercolor Pencils

Every year I say I’m going to get my Christmas cards done early and I always seem to end up racing around at the last minute to pull it together.  How about you…are you prepared in advance or last minute like me?

We always send a photo card and I like to combine my love of photography and stamping. In the past I have made an easel card I shared HERE and used Paper Pumpkin refill kits (see below for photo). This year my daughter put together this photo collage.  My husband likes to add a personal message on some of his so this is what I came up with at the last minute.

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Add a personal touch to a photo card with Stampin’ Up! products
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Open the flap for more photos and space for a personal message.

The photo card measures 4 x 8 so I cut my cardstock 4 1/8 x 10 5/8 and scored it at 8 1/8. I added a layer of black cardstock on the front flap to tie in the colors from the card. I used the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with the Holly Berry Stamp Set and new watercolor pencils (available January 4th in the new occasions catalog) to embellish the front flap on my card. I am in love with these watercolor pencils!!!  You will want to put them on your MUST HAVE list!!! They make it so quick and easy to create a work or art.  I simply colored with the old olive pencil then brushed over it with my blender pen. Check out these before and after pictures.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! highlighting how to create with these new watercolor pencils using different paper with the aqua painter or blender pen.

I used classic ink (rather than the archival) with the blender pen and had no problem with the ink bleeding. You can use cardstock with the blender pen but you need to use watercolor paper or shimmer paper when you use the aqua painter. I added some red pearls leftover from a past paper pumpkin kit for berries.  You can make your own using a red sharpie marker to color Pearl Basic Jewels or Rhinestones.  I used red ribbon to make a bow and attached it with a mini glue dot. I popped up the stitched layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and stamped my envelope to match.

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Add to a photo card with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stamp Set: Holly Berry Happiness  Ink: Gumball Green (retired), Real Red (on envelope)  Papers: Gumball Green (retired), Basic Black, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Real Red Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Red Sharpie Marker, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Do you have the new Occasions catalog?  If you are not currently working with another demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach.  Email me if you would like me to send you the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It’s time to get that wish list ready!  For every $50 you spend from January 4th – March 31st you earn FREE product (in addition to my thank you gift)!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

As promised, here’s a past Christmas card made using My Paper Pumpkin kit.

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November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, Simply Snowflakes
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This would work well for a new address as well as a Christmas card.

Contact me to find out how you can become a Paper Pumpkin Player and start your monthly subscription.

A Sneak Peek at Dragonfly Dreams and more

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Card Created By Michelle Quinno

I love it when I get an unexpected surprise in the mail! I received this gorgeous card from a fellow demonstrator and PALS member, Michelle Quinno. We met on the flight to Atlanta last month and chatted the whole way to Atlanta. I have met so many wonderful and talented people through Stampin’ Up! and Michelle is one of them.  I just love this card! Michelle used the new Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and Thinlits Die.  These will be available as a bundle when the catalog debuts on January 4th. Demonstrators can order product early and this one was on my preorder but I hadn’t inked it up yet.  I plan to remedy that and have the ladies make this at our Card Club today. I love how the dragonfly pops on the new Stitched Shapes Framelits.  We will use the new Watercolor Pencils to color the dragonfly. These are one of the items I was most excited about in the new catalog. They are so fun and easy to use.  Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! and see for yourself!

 

I hope you will leave a comment for Michelle!  If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Click on the picture below to shop my online store 24/7.  Check out the Year-End Closeouts.  Many items have already sold out.  Orders for gift items need to be placed by Dec. 15 for Christmas delivery.

 

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