July Maine Stampers Team Meeting

At our July Maine Stampers meeting we worked on our swap cards for Stampin' Up!'s convention which starts today.  Below are some of our swap cards as well as a few of the ones brought for show n tell:

Stampin' Up! Convention swaps Bethany Crummett Jeannine Tarrio

Bethany’s swap card

Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Patricia Greenlaw swaps

Pat’s Swaps

Maine Stampers Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up!

Show N Tell

Jeannine Tarrio Maine Stampers Meeting July

Show N Tell

July Maine Stampers Jeannine Tarrio SUO

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Maine Stampers

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Regienna Grant

Show N Tell

Stampin' Up! SUO Jeannine Tarrio

Show N Tell

I love everyone's creativity.   Some of the cards above are convention swaps for Bethany, Pat, and Carol M-C.  Others are Show N Tell cards from Regina, and Carol O.
Tomorrow my swap cards.

Another Simple, Quick, and Easy Card

I used Stampin' Up!'s English Garden Designer Series Paper and the tear and flip method to create the background.  Simply take a piece of Designer Series Paper and tear it across about 2/3's of the way down and simply flip the bottom 1/3 piece over and glue to Crumb Cake cardstock base. Stamp and punch your sentiment and layer on another punched piece of cardstock and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Tie a ribbon around front of card and you are done.

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio English Garden Birthday

Now in case you are wondering how I tied the ribbon to the front without tying the card closed, look closely at the left hand side.  I used the flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to create a small slot in the folded side of the card to thread my ribbon through to the front side.  If you look at the Itty Bitty flower punch, you will see one of the petal ends is pretty square and that is the one I used to create the slot.

Below are some of the cards made with friends last month using this technique and Carol showed us how to make flowers using Stampin; Up!'s new cotton paper:

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator


Jeannine Tarrio English Garden Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Stamping Friends Cards Jeannine Tarrio

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Garden in Bloom

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Simple, Quick, and Easy Card

You can't get much easier than this when create a homemade card!  I used Stampin' Up!'s Tin of Cards stamp set, #138946 Photopolymer (clear all the way through)  and English Garden Designer Series Paper #138440, Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140772, and Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad #126970 to Create this card. That's right, just four items. Total cost for 48 cards is $41.50 (plus shipping and tax) or $.87 per card. You will then have lots of the English Garden Paper (6 different double-sided designs) left over for more cards or other projects. Just add more cardstock for additional cards. The stamp set can be used to create hello, congrats, birthday, or thank you cards.

Jeannine Tarrio, Tin of Cards, CAS, English Garden Stampin' Up!

How many cards can you make in an hour with these supplies?


Alternative Ideas for June Paper Pumpkin

On today's June Paper Pumpkin Alternate cards, I used portions of the envelope liner paper to create mats for the backgounds.  

Jeannine Tarrio June Paper Pumpkin Stampin' Up!

June Alternate #1

On the above card I used portions of both envelope liners.

Paper Pumpkin June Alternative Idea Jeannine Tarrio

June Alternate #2

On the card above I used the twine to hang the banners and no liner for the envelope. I also used an additional piece of Whisper White cardstock 5" x 3 3/4".

Jeannine Tarrio alternate Paper Pumpkin ideas June

June Alternate #3

Check out the sponged edges on the card and mats on the above card.

I am not done yet, 3 more alternate ideas tomorrow.


Are You in Love With the Stampin’ Up! In-Colors?

I am, however, if you are not now, you will be, as these colors definitely grow on you the more you use them. Here is my Stampin' Up! 2015-2017 In-Color Bookmark that club members made Tuesday:

Stampin' Up! 2015-2017 In-Color Bookmark Jeannine Tarrio

2015-2017 In-Colors

We also, created a card and envelope using brand new products from Stampin' Up!'s 2015-2016 catalog.

Stampin' Up! Envelope Paper and You've Got This stamp Jeannine Tarrio

New Envelope Paper sample

The above cards use Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe cardstock, 1" Dotted Lace Trim Watermolon Wonder, Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim, You've Got This stamp set, and Envelope Paper.

Easter Blessings – Thinking of You

I made this card from  a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set,  however, you can substitute any outline flower stamp. I love the colors and simplicity of this card.

Easter Blessings Thinking of You Jeannine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



1.    Ink flowers and tops of leave in Black Stazon and stamp on Designer Series Paper.  Punch with 2 3/8” Scallop Circle.
2.    Adhere Scallop Circle to 2 ½” punched  Pool Party circle .Set aside.
3.    Emboss Basic Black  CS with Fancy Fan Folder.
4.    Adhere black strip to card base.
5.    Adhere tulip circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.    Stamp greeting in Black Stazon.