A Classic Birthday Pop-Up Diorama

Well it is snowing again and I need to spend more time stamping and less time shoveling! Today’s project is perfect for when you have time to stay indoors and stamp. It is a masculine Pop-Up Diorama card using Stampin’ Up!’s Guy Greetings stamp set.


Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings Pop-Up Diorama fancy fold card Jeannine Tarrio


Classic Birthday Pop-Up Diorama Jeannine Tarrio

Stamps:  Guy Greetings
Cardstock:   Crumb Cake 5 ½” x 10”, Whisper White 3 ½” x 3”, Wild Wasabi scrap, Soft Sky scrap
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  2 ½”  and 2” Circle Punches, Circle Framelits (5th largest), Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack, sponge;  Blendabilities: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate

Measurements for Pop-Up Diorama Card:
Crumb Cake Base:      5 ½” x 10”, Scored at 3 ½”, 6 ½” 7” & 10”
            Punch a circle using the 2 ½” Circle Punch in the section next to the ½” flap.

Picture of inside (flat before glueing tab) decorated:

Stampin' Up! Only Pop-Up Diorama card Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator 2015 Occasions catalog

Picture of other side decorated:

Masculine Pop-Up Diorama card by Jeannine Tarrio Classic

After both sides are decorated then use fast fuse or sticky strip on the ½” flap and adhere to inside of cardfront.  If unsure, make a sample using copy paper before decorating your card to for placement.

Tip:  I stamped the car in the center of the Whisper White card stock first and used the Blendabilities to color car and then all of the white background. Then I punched out the car using the 5th largest circle framelits.  The punched circle goes inside and the rest of the colored piece I used on the card front.


Visions of Santa

Stampin' Up!'s Visions of Santa stamp set worked perfectly as a topper to my Santa Keepsake Curvy Box.  Don't you just love all the creatures everyone is making with this box die? (Check out my pinterest page under my board boxes, bags and tags) to see a lot of my favorites.  Here is my Santa box:

Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Visions of Santa, Jeannine Tarrio Maine demonstrator
Couldn't stop with just the box!  Below is a pyramid card:

Stampin' Up! Visions of Santa Fancy Fold Pyramid Card Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator

This card is easy peasy – made with just 3 squares scored diagonally and glued together, with a slit in the back to hold it closed.  

Another view:

Jeannine Tarrio, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Visions of Santa


Hope these projects made you smile.

Letterpress Winter With the Snowflake Card Thinlets Dies

I just love the Letterpress Winter stamp set and paired it with Stampin' Up!'s Snowflake Card Thinlits to create my card.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Card Thinlits Die,  Letterpress Winter stamp set, Santa & Co Designer Series Paper Jeannine Tarrio
I also used the Mingle All the Way stamp set (on the inside) and Stampin' Up!'s Santa & Co Designer Series Paper (which is on sale on the clearance rack!!!!!) on the card.

Check out the clearance rack. Stampin' Up! just added a lot of new items including some current items from the Holiday Catalog!  Just click on my shop now button to check out the cool prices.

Stampin' Up! Year-End Closeouts Cleanance Rack Sale

FEZtival of Treez and Festival of Trees

Last week I attended the FEZtival of Treez in Lewiston.  It was the first time I attended and I can tell you I will be going every year!  There were around 60 trees all decorated and with presents.  You could buy raffle tickets for the trees and at the end of the Feztival they will draw names and the winner of each tree also recieves all the presents in that tree display. Below are a coupe of pictures of the trees:

FEZtival of Treez, Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Festival of Trees


FEZtival of Treez, Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees, Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator

Here are a couple of pictures of the card I made with Stampin' Up!'s Festival of Trees stamp for one of my presentations at Maine Demos Stampers Day back in September:


Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Jeannine Tarrio Fancy Fold Christmas Card

Partly opened:

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Maine Stampers Day Festival of Trees



Stampin' Up! Fancy Fold Christmas Card Jeannine Tarrio



1.     Score White card stock and Garden Green card stock at 4 ¼”.
2.    On one short end of GG card stock, make a mark at 2 ¾” On same end as center mark, place marks on top and bottom of long side at 1 ½” from the fold.
3.    Use square collection framelits to die cut a square about 3/8” from diamond point. (see picture)
4.    Use same framlit to die cut Cherry Cobbler card stock.
5.    Use Luck Stars embossing folder to emboss the die cut end of the GG piece. This will be the top layer on card front.
6.    Fold the Whisper White card base and glue the GG cardstock to back of white card base so that the die cut end will fold over white card front.

7.     Glue small white  square to center of Cherry Cobbler piece.  Fold GG flap over white card front and glue CC piece using the window in the  GG piece to guide the placement of the CC piece.
8.    Stamp tree in GG ink on Pistachio Pudding Card stock.  Then punch with Tree Punch. Adhere to White piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
9.    Tie a small piece of Real Red ribbon in a knot, trim ends and adhere to tree trunk with Mini Glue Dot.
10.    Stamp the greeting in GG ink at a diagonal.

11.    Stamp bird in Cherry Cobbler ink above greeting.  Attach 3 star sequins with mini glue dots.  Add a Rhinestone to the center of each sequin.

12.     Add star sequin to top of tree with Mini Glue Dot.  Adhere Rhinestone to center of sequin.
13.    On inside stamp saying in CC ink. Stamp tree in GG in lower right corner and stamp the ornaments on top with CC ink. (See picture)

Recipe: for Festival of Trees Fancy Fold Card

        Item            Item#    Price    Page    Dimensions
Stamps:        Festival of Trees     137636    $27.75    H 24
Cardstock:    Whisper White        100730    $8.50    183    8 ½” x 5 ½”, 2 1/8” x 2 1/8”
        Garden Green        102584    $6.95    182    8 ½” x 5 ½”
        Cherry Cobbler        119685    $6.95    182    2 3/8” x 2 3/8”
        Pistachio Pudding     131294    $6.95    179    2” x 3”
        Garden Green        126973    $5.95    182    
        Cherry Cobbler        126966    $5.95    182
Accessories    Real Red 3/8” Ribbon    135840    $6.95    H 15    
        In Color Sequins    133631    $4.95    208    
        Basic Rhinestones    119246    $4.95    209    
        Lucky Stars Folder    135817    $7.95    30    
        Squares Framelits    130921    $26.95    231    




Cheerful Christmas Circle Card

Have I told you that I love Stampin' Up!'s Nordic Noel Designers Series Paper?  I paired it with Stampin' Up!'s Circle Card Thinlits Die to create the card below:

Stampin' Up! Cheerful Christmas Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Fancy Fold Card

Stamps: Cheerful Christmas #135149, Cheerful Tags #135104, Ornamental Pine #135065 (for inside greeting)
Cardstock: Calypso Coral #122925, Whisper White #100730,Nordic Noel #135822
Ink: Garden Green #126973, Real Red #126949;  Markers: Real Red #100052, Calypso Coral (from Brights Assortment #131259)
Accessories: Circle Card Thinlits #133480

I also love Stmpin' Up!'s White Christmas stamp set and All is Calm Designer Series Paper which I used on this card:

Stampin' Up! White Christmas Jeannine Tarrio

You cannot see the embossing detail in this picture, however, it is gorgeous.
Stamps: White Christmas #135767
Cardstock: Smokey Slate #135767, All is Calm Designer Series Paper #135823
Ink: Memento Black #132708, Versamark #102283; Markers – Blue Lagoon and Tangelo Twist (In-Colors 2014-2016 #133654) Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake (from Neutrals #131261)
Accessories: Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder #101930, Heat Tool #129053, Embossing Buddy #103083

The above cards are from my October stamp-a-stack.

Festival of Trees Screen Card

Today, I am giving you directions to make the screen card below using Stampin' Up!'s Festival of Trees stamp set:

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Maine


Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees

1.     Score card stock on long side 2 13/16” from each end.
2.    Center Decorative Label punch on center panel and punch.  Punch right panel by folding behind center panel to use as guide to line up and punch. Repeat for left panel.
3.    Sponge long white rectangles with Cantaloupe Crisp ink.
4.    Adhere DSP and sponged  card stock to middle of panels – see picture.
5.    Stamp tree in Garden Green on small white rectangle. Stamp Merry Christmas in Cherry Cobbler across front of tree.  Adhere to Cantaloupe Crisp rectangle.  Adhere to DSP on front panel.
6.    Stamp tree in Garden Green on Pistachio Pudding card stock and punch with Tree Punch. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals to lower right corner of right panel.
7.    Stamp Saying on Whisper White Scrap with Cherry Cobbler ink and punch out with Note Tag punch. Glue to upper left corner of right panel sliding under tree.
8.    Add sequin stars with mini glue dots to tree tops, and 3 circle sequins to middle panel.


    Item    Item#    Price    Page    Dimensions
Stamps    Merry Everything Bundle    137636    $28.75    H 13    
    Festival of Trees Bundle    137640    $27.95    H 24    
    Teenie Tiny Wishes    127802    $26.95    18    
Cardstock    Crisp Cantaloupe    131298    $6.95    179    5 ½” x 8 7/16”, 2” x 2 ¾”
    Whisper White    100730    $8.50    183    2 1/8” x 4 ¼”,  (2) 2” 2 ½” , scrap
    Pistachio Pudding    131294    $6.95    179    2” x”3”
Designer Paper    Trim the Tree Stack    135824    $6.95    H 7    2 1/8” x 4 ¼”
Ink    Garden Green    126973    $5.95    182,   Cherry Cobbler    126966    $5.95    182      
Accessories    Decorative Label Punch    120907    $16.95    220    
    Sponges    101610    $3.50    210    
    In Color Sequins    133631    $4.95    208    
    Basic Rhinestones    119246    $4.95    209                    

I first made this card for our Maine Demo Stampers Day in September. It is fairly easy to make and we have made it in my clubs and workshop in October.  It is one of my customers' favorite cards.