My Favorite Blossoming Basket Card

Of course, I have saved my favorite card for last! I sponged the the embossed card base and the embossed Daffodil Delight cardstock edges with Basic Gray, then added Burlap Ribbon.

Blossoming Basket and Embossing Jeannine Tarrio

I love how the Daffodill Delight background “pops” the Blossoming Basket. This is my favorite one to date.

Below is a basket I saw on pinterest for making this basket from Stampin’ Up!’s Lots to Love Box Thinlits.

  1.  You will need to diecut 4 pieces with the Bigshot to create the box. Score each piece 1/2″ from the bottom. cut off all 4 square tabs.
  2.   Fold on all score lines. Cut off the left flap only on all 4 die cuts.
  3.   Place Tear & Tape Adhesive on all flaps including the bottom flaps.
  4.   Adhere all 4 sides together.
  5.   Adhere a 3″ x 3″ pice of cardstock to the bottom flaps on the outside and and also another one on the inside.
  6. . Handle is 1″ x 11″.

Jeannine tarrio Stampin up Blossoming Basket

The only thing I changed was the top flap decoration. I now want to make one to match my card above. Hope I have inspired you to get your stamp set out and start playing with it and hope you liked my ideas.
Happy Stamping!

2017-2018 In Color Sampler

I was out of commission a couple of weeks and luckily it was not the flu. First woke to a sore right wrist/lower arm which I figured I must have pulled something. Then two days later sliced throgh the fingernail on my left middle finger! Needless to say typing was very limited. I have finally decided that I need to have my wrist checked out as it is not getting any better. So I am back, still have bandaid on finger, however, I am typing, a bit slower.
So enough about me. my challenge for my team in January, was a 3″ x 3″ swap. I asked everyone to choose a color for the base 3 x 3 of either Lemon Lime Twist or Berry Burst. Next layer is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ . Colors to be used were Stampin’ Up’s 20Preview (opens in a new window)17-2019 In Colors, They could use any current stamp set, etc. They brought their swaps to the February meeting., we all swapped, and I handed out scrapbook frames, They chose a piece of Designer Series Paper 2017-2019 In Color, and received a 10″ x 10″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Can’t wait to see their completed samplers at Sunday’s meeting.

Here is my completed sampler:

The creators top left to right: Kathleen Burns, Me, Leslie Lavallee, Jenny Hanson, Carol Mitchell-Cusick, Allison Bubier, Patricia Greenleaf, Regienna Grant, and Pamela Parker. We loved making these and will be doing a summer themed swap in June!
Happy stamping and think spring on this snowy day!

Stamping in the Theater at Johnson Hall

Do you like going to the theater, cardstamping , papercrafting, and attending fundraisers? Then Save the Date of Saturday, March 17 and join us for a fun day at Johnson Hall in Gardiner.  Details are below:

You’re Invited to a
Card & 3D Project Crafting Fundraiser
For Johnson Hall

Enjoy some “ME” time, crafting with Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in support of Johnson Hall’s Rehabilitation of their 1864 theater. Choose from the morning session, afternoon session, or stay for the whole day!
Saturday, March 17, 2018
9am—12pm $25
1pm—4pm $25
9am—4pm $45 Save $5 by staying for the whole day!
Lunch is on you. Pack a lunch to bring or go out locally in Gardiner. Lisa’s Legit Burrito’s, The Gardiner Co-op, The Depot, and Gerard’s are a few restaurants close by. Lunch will be 12pm—1pm.
Register for this event by calling or stopping into the Johnson Hall Box Office Tuesday through Friday 12pm—3pm or mail the form with payment to Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345.
Registration closes on Wednesday, March 14th.

There will be 7 cards/ projects in the morning and 7 different cards/projects in the afternoon. Johnson Hall will be collecting all payments. Below is the registration form if you want to mail it to Johnson Hall.

Registration Form
Address: ________________________________________________________________
Email Address: _______________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________
Check off the session you are registering for:
_____ Morning 9am—12pm for $25
_____ Afternoon 1pm—4pm for $25
_____ Both Morning and Afternoon 9am—4pm for $45
Check off how you are paying:
_____ Cash
_____ Check (Make checks out to Johnson Hall)
_____ Credit or Debit Card
Name on Card: _________________________________________________________
Card #: _________________________________________________________

Expiration Date: ______________ ____ Security Code: ___________
Signature: _______________________________________________________

Occasions Catalog Kickoff Gifts

Below are the thank you gifts we made for everyone:

Carol made sour cream containers using products from the Perfect Picture Party suite on page 5.

Carol Cusick Jeannine Tarrio Picture Perfect DSP

Created by Carol Mitchell Cusick

Pat made a stamping mat.

Jeannine Tarrio Pat Greenleaf Maine Demonstrators

Created by Pat Greenleaf

Pam created a chapstick holder.

Jeannine Tarrio #TrulyTailored 2018 Occasionsd

Created by Pam Parker









Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! #2018OccasionsCatalog

Created by Pam Parker












And I made an origami basket that can be used for any occasion by just changing the Designer Series Paper.

Origami basket Stampin' Up! 3-D

Created by Jeannine Tarrio

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio 3D

Glad you stopped by my blog today. Happy stamping.

Occasions Catalog Kickoff Event

In January I held our Occasions Catalog Kickoff Event using new products from the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogs. Carol’s sample box was filled with Dove Chocolates which fit and matched perfectly with their rose colored foil wrappers. The heart punched in the box front for the window was used inside the matching card.

Jeannine Tarrio #paintedwithlove Stampin' Up!

Created by Carol Mitchell-Cusick


Jeannine Tarrio #Occasions2018 Stampin' Up!

created by Carol Mitchell-Cusick

New products used:
Occasions catalog pages 19 & 20:Lots to Love Box framelits Dies 145653; Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper 145580; Love Mini Tinsel TrimCombo Pack 145588; and Heart Happiness 145769.

Pat made 2 cards for her projects. Below she used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image on the outside and just the image on the inside, no coloring.

#flyinghome Jeannine Tarrio Pt Greenleaf Jeannine Tarrio

Created by Pat Greenleaf


inside: Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Maine recruiter

The second card was stamped in a single color- Berry Burst and used Stampin’ Up’s new Distinktive stamps. You can find more information about this new stamp on page 4 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

#Heartfeltblooms Jeannine Tarrio Sale-A-Bration Pat Greenleaf

Created by Pat Greenleaf

New products used:
Occasions catalog page 41 and 13: Flying Home stamp set (rubber) wood 145926, clear mount 145929; Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon 145489.
Sale-A-Bration catalog (free items) page 4 Heartfelt Blooms (rubber) wood 147197, clear mount 147202.

Happy Stamping.

Stampin’ Up!’s Window Shopping Bundle is Special!

I have fallen in love with Stampin' Up!'s Windoow Shopping Bundle.  It can be used for much, much more than just another box.  If your signed up for my monthly newsletter, then you saw the card and instructions using one of the dies from this bundle. Below is a box I created:

Window  Box Thinlits Dies Jeannine Tarrio Stampin, Up!

1.  First die cut 2 of the window box dies with Mint Macaron cardstock.  Then die cut the design on the box top.
2.  Using the box top as a guide, cut a piece of Island Indigo cardstock to fit inside the cover.
3.  I cut out 6 squares 1 /12" x 1 1/2" each from Blooms and Bliss DSP. Then die cut each square using one of the side dies.
4.  Glue DSP to the box. Note:  if using a directional pattern the side attached to the bottom piece is in the right direction.  For the sides attached to the top piece reverse the pattern, so when attached together all sides will be going in the same direction.
5.  Stamp scrap and die cut for tag.
6.  Trim side flaps off ends of box bottom ONLY.
7.  Assemble box and tie on tag with Baker's Twine or gold cord.  Watch video below for assembley directions.

Picture of tag.

Jeannine Tarrio hexagon window box

Enjoy making your own special gift box.