Happy 4th, Mother’s Day – You are totally awesome…

Once you read my post you will understand the title.  I haven't blogged much lately, so I am trying to catch up on my Stamping Up! project/card items.  All my pictures (okay, most of my items) have been photographed before I gave them away . So I will be trying to catch up and all projects will have some details, but not as elaborate as if there were only one project.
First, Happy 4th of July! I created my basket from a Stampin' Up! Whisper White envelope.  It is quick and easy to make.

4th of July Basket Stampin' Up! supplies Jeannine Tarrio

Next Mother's Day basket.

Mother's Day Stampin' Up! Basket

Last Flower basket – You are awesome.

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch


These baskets could hold jewelry, chocolate, gift card or whatever you choose. It could also be used for a Birthday, thank you or get well basket.

Medium Whisper White Envelopes (107301)
Decorative Label Punch # 120907, Note Tag Punch or Lg Tag Punch (both retired) any of these punches will work for the handles.

INSTRUCTIONS for Mother's Day Basket::
1. Seal envelope. On the shorter side punch on the right side with the Note Tag Punch. Turn envelope over right to left and punch on the right side. See photos 1 & 2.
2. Stamp background: Lace and leaves.
3. Stamp greeting on envelope.
4. Stamp butterfly on Whisper White scrap and fussy cut. Adhere next to greeting with Mini Glue Dot.
5. Stamp flowers using matching ink and cardstock, then punch out. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere flowers together and adhere to envelope “basket”.
6. Add a rhinestone to flower centers and two rhinestones to butterfly.
7. Tie Sahara 7/8” Lace Trim to “basket” handle.



Note Tag Punch 2Note Tag 1












This is one of the many alternate ways to use your Stampin' Up! envelopes.


Have a safe and happy 4th.




Stampin’ Up! Background Case

More from my Painted Petals Class.  This was based on the card Stampin' Up! created on page 18 of the Occasions Catalog. I used the triple line stamp from the Painted Petals staamp set to create the background as Stampin' Up! did on their card. Them I made it my own as shown below:

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Maine #PaintedPetals


Stamps:  Painted Petals
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White,
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky; Markers: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Ribbon, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Basic Hodgepodge Clips


Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Promotion ends March 31, 2014!

Do you know that Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration promotion is almost over? Where did the time go? Today's post uses products you can get free during Sale-A-Bration and it is not too late to earn Sale-a-Bration items of your choice!  The three cards I am showing you today – Sweet Banner Card,Awesome Thanks Card, and Happy Card use many of the Sale-A-Bration products.

Sweet Banner Card:

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Sweet Banner card Sale-A-Bration Heartfelt Banner Kit

Awesome Thanks Card:

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promo Jeannine Tarrio Petal Parade

Happy Card:

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Sweet Sorbet Accessory kit Petal Parade stamp set

Sale-A-Bration products used:

Petal Parade stamp set #133599 wood or #133602 clear  page 11 SAB brochure used on Awesome Thanks and Happy cards.
Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack #133522 page 12 used on Sweet Banner and Happy cards.
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #133520 page 12 used on Sweet Banner and Awesome Thanks cards.
Banner Blast stamp set #133551 wood or #133554 clear page 13 used on Sweet Banner card.
Banner Punch #133519 page 13 used on Sweet Banner card.
Heartfelt Banner kit #133514 page 16 used on Sweet Banner and Awesome Thanks cards.


Stampin' Up! Independent demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio Sale-a-bration promotion Linky card Maine Stampers

Stampin' Up! Petal Parade Sale-A-Bration promotion Jeannine Tarrio


Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Accessorie ideas Jeannine Tarrio

Hope you enjoyed my Sale-A-Bration ideas!


Think Spring with This Little Kite Birthday Card

Doesn't this Kite Card, below, remind you of what spring should be like?  Yesterday was the first day of spring and it certainly didn't look any different than the rest of the winter (some areas of the state got 15 inches of snow Farmington, ME) however we were lucky, being nearer the coast, we only received an inch or so before turning to sleet and then rain.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Fold Kite Card Jeannine Tarrio Petite Pairs stamp set

Below is another spring card using the Just Saying stamp set.  If you are coming to tonight's Just Saying class this is one of the cards you will make. It makes me smile, just looking at it and knowing that spring will get here (eventually)!

Stampin' Up! Just Saying Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator

Think spring, think spring, think spring…………..

Love ya!


Erskine Academy Fundraiser

What do you do at 4am when you can't sleep? I am writing a blog post! And why am ! awake at 4am, well… I thought I heard a mouse in the house. I know there is at least one out in the eaves as we have caught a couple, six to be exact, so I am waiting to see if there are any more. Well I woke up around 3am with the wind howling and thought I heard a mouse in the eaves, maybe it was nothing, but I was still trying to figure out if I heard a mouse or not at 4am, so I decided I could be more productive downstairs at my computer. I have now uploaded my pictures from this weekend's Stampin' Up! events and resized them for my blog.

On Saturday I was one of the vendors for a fundraiser at Erskine Academy to benefit the Senior class. Below is a picture of some of the participants, there were approximately 60 people working on their scrapbooks and cards.

Erskine Academy Fundraiser

Below goodie bag items:

Stampin' Up! Erskin Fundraiser Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator


Stampin' Up! Goodie bag business card holder with chocolate Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator

This is one of the Make N Takes participants could make.  Everyone loved the Easter page, especially the bunny.  Isn't she adorable?  I was in a Punch Art swap at Stampin' Up!'s 2013 Convention last summer and this bunny was one of the swaps.  It was created by LeAnn Lansdell. You just want to pick it up and hold it!

Stampin' Up! Easter Scrapbook page with Punch Art Bunny LeAnn Lansdell Jeannine Tarrio

One of my customers came back to my table shortly after finishing the page and showed me the page complete with pictures.  It was as if i had designed the page for those photos!  Her grandson has the same colors for his clothing as I used for the page. In one photo he is wearing Coastal Cabana and in the other his shirt is pink and his vest has pink and black in it.  It was perfect…check out the photo below.

Stampin' Up! Erskine Academy Fundraiser

Last month I had a class making a Card in a Box card.  My customer Celina was at this fundraiser with some friends and showed them how to make the Card in a Box from my class. All I can say is their creations were beautiful.  I did get a picture of one of them which was a get well card for a friend:

Stampin' Up! Maine Demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio Erskine Academy Fundraiser

Wished I had remembered to take a picture of Kelly's as it was a birthday card for her husband and it was gorgeous.


Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Sorbet is Perfect for Spring Projects!

This week's posts will feature Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (#133521) and you can get it free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-bration. I love all the designs and the colors, think spring (and I surely need to do that with all the cold weather and snow we have had in the northeast this winter).  The first card I cased from a card made at Tracey Roy's fundraiser for MS earlier this month. I had a request for a Mother's Day card so I made this Mother's Day card using mostly the same products.

Stampin' Up! Mother's Day card Jeannine Tarrio SAB

The next item is a cute bag (also frrom the fundraiser) that I made when I got home.  Check out the handles made from the Sweater Trim that has retired.  Last time I checked Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack they still had 3 colors available. Also I had some Simply Pressed Clay flowers left from a previous project and added it for the center of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet Designer Purse Tracey Roy Jeannine Tarrio

I loved that it matched perfectly with a card I had made the week before showcasing the Spirelli technique (I have made several cards with this embellishment, love it) which is a quick and easy wow factor.

Stampin' Up! SAB Spirelli Technique Card

If you want to see all of my friend, Tracey's  projects, you can find her on Facebook at Lakeshore Paper Art!  I loved helping everyone using the Big Shot machine for Tracey and look forward to next year's MS fundraiser.