Making A CASE with Ginkgo Branch

Have you browsed through the new Mini Catalog? It is filled with fun new products and so many great ideas! I needed to make several sympathy cards and when I saw this beautiful card idea (on page 57) in the new Mini Catalog I decided to CASE it. CASE simply means to Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit.
Stampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch slimline sympathy card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I selectively edited a few things! Here’s the details for this slimline card:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock – 7 x 8 1/2, scored at 3 1/2 for card base
  • Very Vanilla – 3 3/8 x 8 3/8 heat embossed using background stamp and clear embossing powder, scrap to stamp sentiment and cut with Stylish Shapes Die
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – die cut Ginkgo Branch flower dies (2 large, 3 small)
  • Polished Pink cardstock – die cut circle with Stylish Shapes Die
  • Simply Elegant Trim – ~18 in.

The sample card in the catalog used the Chic Dies to add a textured layer behind the flowers.  Instead, I used a retired stamp (En Francais), stamped it with VersaMark, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I love the subtle texture it adds in the background.

It’s been awhile since I watercolored and I love the new Water Painters! I used Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz to color the flowers.  *Note- you do not want to pick up ink directly from the Stampin’ Pads. Just add a few drops of ink refills inside the lids of the Stamping’ Pads for a pallet to use with the water painters.

The Ginkgo Branch Bundle caught my eye right away in the new catalog! It is so different from other flower stamps and dies I have and can be used for many different occasions.
Stampin' Up! Ginkgo Branch Bundle - visit for inspiration and ordering information- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can view the complete list of products I used to create today’s card below. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see another card I created using this bundle!

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

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Seasonal Paper Pumpkin Past Kits Sale and Alternative Ideas

Stampin’ Up! is offering a sale on seasonal Paper Pumpkin past kits. The Frights & Delights Past Kit and Refill and November’s Back in Plaid Past Kit are on sale for 15% off. *You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber in order to purchase past kits. This sale is while supplies last, so don’t miss out.

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You can use these kits to make more than just holiday cards and gifts! I love to use the contents and make alternative projects like the card below!

Stampin Up This Little Piggy and Paper Pumpkin Frights & Delights alternative birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card reminds me of one of my favorite childhood books/movies, Charlotte’s Web. I saw this idea by Lisa Fast on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page. I knew this would be the perfect birthday card for my pig loving friend, Susan Itell. Lisa didn’t give any directions so I played around, changed it up a bit, and added the cute spider trinket from the Toil & Trouble Suite in the Holiday Catalog. Here’s the card details:

  • Line the opening of the treat bag at 4 1/2 and cut off the seam on the bottom.
  • Cut a 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 piece of whisper white cardstock and stamp sentiment. Slide the cardstock into the bag sleeve.  It fits snuggly.
  • Adhere the sleeve to a piece of 4 x 4 3/4 Black cardstock.
  • Adhere the black layer to a Blushing Bride card base cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
  • Stamp the pig on Shimmery White cardstock and color with ink and an Aqua Painter.  Trim around the pig with Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add Baker’s Twine from the Paper Pumpkin kit around the top of the card and tie a bow. Attach the spider trinket with silver thread and a glue dot.

As Charlotte would say, “Teriffic!”

Here’s a few ideas from Pinterest and Facebook I shared at my Paper Pumpkin get together using the Back in Plaid kit. You can emboss the stocking (iron first and spray with hair spray), make baby booties (roll the cuff) or a winter cap (cut the heel off and add a candy treat inside).

img_0304 Here’s a close up of each:Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back in Plaid candy treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp www.juststampin.comStampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back in Plaid baby bootie idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Back and Plaid embossed Christmas Stocking - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Last year I filled the stockings with gift cards for friends and family.  It makes a quick & easy gift presentation.  I bought extra kits to use the stockings for table favors for our Christmas Eve dinner this year. I’m going to fill them with candy and questions.  It’s fun to have everyone go around the table and read their question and answer.  It really sparks some entertaining conversation!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! how-to videos to see everything in the kit and how easy it is to put these projects together!

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  • November’s kit gives you everything you need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday!  The kit will create 10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs!
  • The box is a clue of what’s inside!
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
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Just Stampin’


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Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ x 11″” Card Stock”

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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

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.

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

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

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.


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

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)

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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.

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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!

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