My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Badge August 2020Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I love summer and the beach. It’s definitely my happy place! My card today is a slimline card created with Seaside Notions and the new Seabed 3D Embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The colors of this card remind me of a seaside resort. Our summer has certainly been different this year. Instead of our usual family vacation I have to imagine I am walking along the shoreline and combing the beach for shells and sea glass. Here’s my “collection” of shells to go with my card.

Stampin' Up! clear acetate treat box idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin' Up! clear acetate treat box idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make cards and gifts to coordinate. The elegant sheer pool party ribbon was perfect to wrap up the Clear tiny treat box. I hope the recipient will enjoy the chocolate covered version of shells.

I heat embossed the shells and seahorse on Shimmery White using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder. I colored them using an Aqua painter and pool party ink then fussy cut them and adhered to my projects with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots. I even colored a few for the inside of the card. I love that there is a lot of room for a handwritten message or large stamped sentiment.

I am enjoying making these larger cards which fit perfectly in a #10 size business or “resume” envelope. You could make this card for any occasion using the Well Written Dies. These are so easy to adhere using the new adhesive sheets!

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Yesterday I shared another slimline card with all the measurements, tips, and photo tutorial to assemble. If you would like to make this style card, click HERE for directions.

What’s your “happy place” or happiest season? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below! You can view the list of products I used to create this project below the line up!

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More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Product List for Seaside Notions Slimline Card & Treat Box (Click on image to view in my online store.)

Framed Sunflowers Card and Tealight Candle Box Gift Idea

I can’t stop creating with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle! It is such a versatile set! It’s on my list of Favorite Things from the annual catalog and today’s projects are just another reason why! I love making cards to coordinate with gifts!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Well Written gift set idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s easy to see the inspiration for my card and box came from the adorable tea light candles I purchased from Amazon. I love that 4 candles fit perfectly in the Mini Pizza Boxes for a cute little gift to “brighten” someone’s day!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Mini Pizza Box gift idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin Sunshine kit was perfect to go with the candles! I stamped the small sunflowers in Bumblebee Ink and colored them with So Saffron and Cinnamon Cider Blends. I used the Layering Squares Dies to cut out the sentiment and scalloped layer. It makes a nice statement when you open the box. And you don’t even have to untie the gorgeous gingham ribbon to get inside! I just wrapped that around the box, tied a bow in front, and secured with a Mini Glue Dot.

I am really missing getting together with my friends!!! The Well Written Dies (and coordinating Well Said Stamp Set) have sentiments for so many occasions. This one is simply stated!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Well Written Dies missing you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The key to making this card easy was using the new Adhesive Sheets (found on page 172 in the annual catalog). Trust me…you need to add these to your next order!!! I easily adhered my cardstock to the adhesive sheet, ran the sunflower die and the sentiments through the die cut machine, removed the adhesive backing and adhered to the card! So simple!!! I added an embossed layer with the Scripty 3D embossing folder.  I love how this simple step adds a little texture! I used the Stitched Rectangles to make my frame and cut strips of the new Foam Adhesive Sheets to adhere the frame to the card.

I wanted to carry the framed sunflower look from the card to my gift box.  I used the Layering Squares Dies and the same technique with the Adhesive Sheets for the sunflower and word die.

Sampin' Up! Mini Pizza Box gift for a friend with Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So, what do you think of today’s projects? Are you missing someone you could send this card to?

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Well Written gift set idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s what I used on today’s projects:

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers (Bundle), Paper Pumpkin Sunshine  Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Whisper White  Inks: Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso, So Saffron and Cinnamon Cider Blends  Accessories:  Sunflower Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Well Written Dies, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon, Adhesive Sheets, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Pizza Box

If you don’t own the Sunflower Bundle, you can purchase it from my online store and I will send you my Celebrate Sunflowers Tutorials for even more fun ideas! In addition, I am offering a Special Buy One, Get One ($ for $) when you shop with me in August! I have been cleaning out my retired products and hope to find new crafting homes for these items.  After you place an online order with me in August, you can choose retired products valued up to the amount of your purchase (before tax, Shipping & Handling). You will get these items FREE…you just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. Check out my Retired Products HERE. I am continuing to update as products are claimed and I clean out. Email me your list and I will let you know the shipping cost. *Priority will be given based on when the online order was received.  Several people already took advantage yesterday and grabbed some great products!

Have you visited the new online store? I’ve been checking out the new features. One of my favorite is the larger images!!! Makes it so much easier to see and read! There’s also Inventory Status Report integration – you will have a quick, visual indication regarding the inventory levels of any product while you are shopping! There’s so much to love! Check it out! Click  HERE  to shop or browse.

Here’s a few things to know about the new store design:
With Stampin’ Up!’s new site, login changes are taking place. Your saved login and passwords will not automatically apply.  If you do not remember your password, you can use the forgot password link to reset it. There will be new links to existing categories and products. Old links will bring you to the main store. You may also find a few links on my blog from posts prior to today no longer link directly to the product, sometimes it may go to store home page. If this happens, simply type the product name, or item number into the search to bring it up.
If you would like to place your order with me (and I hope you will!!!), please make sure my name appears in the upper-left-hand corner of your screen. If you’re on an iPhone, iPad, or tablet, this section will be at the bottom.  If there is not a selected demonstrator in this area, a demonstrator will be chosen for you. I want to be able to continue to serve you and offer you my rewards, tutorials etc., but I can’t do that if you’re accidentally shopping with someone else.
Have a great day!
Stay safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in August:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • BOGO ($ for $) Choose items for FREE from my Retired List HERE up to the amount of your online purchase (before tax, shipping & handling). You just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XE6X4DFG
  • Free tutorials and more with purchase. *See list below.
  • If you placed an order in July, don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Days coupons when you place an order this month!

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FREE Tutorials with Purchase (Please remember to add the host code!)

  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorial with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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Welcome Baby with Whale Of A Time

Stampin' Up! Whale of a Time and Well Written Dies fun fold baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Whale of A Time Suite was the perfect choice for this fun fold baby card and I can’t wait to show you why!  I love the ocean life images and all-occasion designs in the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper. You can use the 6 x 6 sheets to create a scenic background for your card or cut out larger images to use as accents (which I did for the whales). Check out the different designs.

Stampin' Up! Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper - for inspiration and ordering infomration visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love anything from the ocean (and beach)! I was thrilled I could add some 3D aquatic life using the Smooth Sailing Dies. Stampin’ Up! is great with product coordination!

Word Dies are my favorite and the Well Written Dies work for so many occasions!

Stampin' Up! Well Written Dies are perfect so so many occasions! For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the new foam adhesive sheets with the word dies. These Double-sided adhesive foam sheets can be cut with dies which makes it so easy to cut and adhere!!

I made this card is for my friend Susan who just welcomed her first grandbaby!  The baby’s nursery is nautical with lots of whales and ocean animals. Whenever Susan and I were out shopping she was always picking up something to go with the nursery theme for the baby…clothes, books, stuffed animals, etc. I know it won’t be long before baby Wes is out on the boat with his Gigi and Pap! Look at these adorable pictures and you will see why I chose the Whale of a Time! I love to coordinate cards and gifts with a theme!

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I am thrilled for my friend Susan (and also a little jealous)! I love babies and can’t wait to be a grandparent! I shared what I though was a great “5 year plan” for my son back in 2015. I hoped he would find a nice girl, get married, and have a baby when I retired. LOL I followed my part of the plan and retired last year!

I found the perfect sentiments for my card from the Many Mates and Timeless Tulips Stamp Sets. There’s still plenty of room to add a personal note!

Stampin' Up! Many Mates and Timeless Tulips baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to decorate my envelopes to coordinate.  I used the Seabed Embossing Folder to emboss the envelope flap then sponged it with colors from the DSP.  I really loved how it turned out!

Stampin' Up! Whale of A Time fun fold baby card idea with Well Written Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card is really easy to make and folds flat to fit in the envelope. When you open it up it pops out and can stand on your shelf. It’s a really cool fun fold.  Click HERE to view more fun fold cards featuring this pop up design as well as my photo tutorial with measurements and directions to make it!

Stamp Sets: Many Mates, Timeless Tulips, Sailing Home  Papers: Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Whisper White  Inks: Pretty Peacock. Pool Party, Bumblebee  Accessories: Well Written Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Stampin’ Seal, Mini Glue Dots

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Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Bommus Days 2020

EARN BONUS DAYS COUPONS IN JULY – For every $50 you spend July 1 – August 3, 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4 – 31 2020.

Details:
  • EARN July 1 – August 3, 2020
  • For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 4-31, 2020.
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I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect in addition to BONUS DAYS COUPONS when you place an online order with me in July:

  • Handmade thank you card (featured HERE) in the mail with any order.
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! July tutorials feature the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: MB9R99Y
  • Free card kit –  Purchase the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase.