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.


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


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.





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!


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.


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


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?


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’


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D is for a Date with Dragonfly Dreams and Detailed Dies


Stampin Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits calendar card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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.

Stampin Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits calendar card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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.

Stampin Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits calendar card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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!

Stampin Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits calendar card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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!


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!


Party Animal Designer Series Paper   Item # 142738



Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack   Item # 142744



Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack   Item # 142733



Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper   Item # 142778



Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper   Item # 142770



Urban Underground Designer Series Paper   Item # 142783



Falling In Love Designer Series Paper   Item # 142788



Carried Away Designer Series Paper  SAB item # 143608



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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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’


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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.

Add a personal touch to a photo card with Stampin’ Up! products
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.

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


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)!


Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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

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

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