R is for Retirement

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Today’s card shows my idea of retirement… salt air, an ocean breeze, and my toes in the sand (with a book in my hand)! I feel relaxed already!

Stampin' Up! High Tide and Well Said retirement card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

To create this card I began by sponging the whisper white layer with Pool Party. Then I placed a sticky note across the top half so I would have a nice straight horizon when I stamped the ocean. I used the High Tide Stamp Set and Balmy Blue Ink then sponged over it lightly and added some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle. (It’s hard to see in the photo.) I stamped the sand in Crumb Cake ink and die cut the white chair with the die from Seasonal Layers. I love Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake together with white!  So crisp!  The Well Written Dies and Well Said Stamp Set have just about any saying you could ever want!  If you are looking for great sentiments for the front and inside of your cards these are top on my list! I love all the combinations you can make with the word dies! They are the perfect size and the font is just lovely!

Stampin' Up! Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Dies card ideas for birthday, thank you, get well, and more. Visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’ve mentioned before that I like to play around with different possibilities when I create. After I  made the card above I was thinking it might look better as a vertical card rather than horizontal.  So I made another one.Stampin' Up! High Tide and Well Said retirement card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This proved to be more work than I bargained for! I didn’t stamp my sentiment straight so rather than redo it again I decided to cover it up.  I stamped it on a strip of white and I wasn’t happy with that so I sponged it in pool party like the background. What do you think…vertical or horizontal? 

You know I love to give cards and gifts that coordinate.  Here’s the perfect bottle of wine to go with this card! I’d love to retire to a beach house!

Stampin' Up! High Tide and Well Said retirement card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Guess who just decided to retire???  ME!  After 33 years of teaching I will not be heading back to school later this month.  It was a tough decision but I am looking forward to new adventures ahead.  I’m thinking about all the extra time I will have to create and share!

My friend Margie stopped by the other day and brought me this sign…

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I love it!  I had to clean off my desk to showcase my new sign!

Let’s get some chatter going…I’d love to hear from you! Are you retired? What do you like to do besides stamping? Leave a comment below and I’ll pick a random winner to send some blog candy! I have some retired goodies looking for a new home! And don’t forget to leave me a comment as to which card you prefer, vertical or horizontal?

Have a Really Great Day!

Just Stampin”

Jeanie

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EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT!  Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 more than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs plus the holiday catalog. You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit included in your kit (Another $20 savings)!

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Paper Pumpkin August 2019

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service by Stampin’ Up! It is the perfect way to jump into the world of papercrafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. The kit includes all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create a fun project, without any stress. Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! Subscribers always have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion. Your first kit includes a free gift —a clear stamping block. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!

Here’s some details about the August kit.

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe by August 10.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last! If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber click on the image below to add this to your shopping cart! If you are new to Paper Pumpkin Click HERE to subscribe.

O is for Special Occasion

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! There are many special occasions throughout the year which call for particular cards.  What’s more special than the miracle of a newborn?! My niece is having a baby boy so I made this card for her.

Stampin' Up! Well Written baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Owls are trendy in home decor these days and she is decorating her nursery with an owl theme.  I really wanted to use the owl from the Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set (found in the Beginner Brochure) but I forgot to add it on my last order! (How many of you have done that before?) Check out this cute stamp set!

Stampin' Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This set pairs an image and a sentiment for each occasion. There’s even a Hoot Hoot Hooray Bundle (similar to the Celebrate with Cake Bundle I shared the other day.) The bundle includes everything you need to create 20 cards for birthdays, new baby, celebration, friendship, support, and more.

Hoot Hoot Hooray Cards Bundle   Item #152871   

Stampin' Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray Bundle - Everything you need to create 20 cards for birthday, new baby, support, and more!- Visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Bundle includes
* Hoot Hoot Hooray Cling Stamp Set–6 stamps
* Clear Block D
* Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* 20 Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes
* 13 Watercolor Pencils in Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White

Check out these adorable cards from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

Stampin' Up! Hoot Hoot Hooray note card ideas for new baby, birthday, celebration, and more! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set will definitely be on my next order! For now, I had to use a retired owl I had in my collection! You can easily substitute any image and use this card design for many different occasions. It’s a quick & easy card to duplicate! Here’s the measurements:

  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Card base (Seaside Spray) scored at 4 1/4
  • 3 x 4 DSP

I added a 4 inch strip of the beautiful Scalloped Linen Ribbon with Tear and Tape. Then I stamped the image on whisper white and cut it with the Circle Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut a Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circles Dies as a border. I thought it needed a little more color so I cut another circle from the Layering Circles Dies in So Saffron to go behind to make it look like the moon. What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Well Written baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have been getting a lot of use out of my Well Written Dies lately!  I love word dies and this set is the Mother Load! (You can click on the product image below to enlarge and view in my online store to see all the different words.) It coordinates with the Well Said Stamp Set for many different sentiment possibilities. I layered the word die on a scrap piece of Whisper White and fussy cut around it to make it pop on the DSP.

I love to give books with or as gifts, especially for little ones! I found the perfect book to go with this owl themed occasion.  Hoot Hoot Hooray!

Stampin' Up! Well Written baby card. Give cards with books for birthdays or baby showers! For more inspiration and gift ideas visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have an Outstanding Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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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.
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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!

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  • 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!

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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.