Abstract Impressions for a Change of Pace!

Abstract Impressions Jeannine TarrioAbstract Impressions is what this birthday card is all about. I used the stamp set for the card as well as the matching Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.

Everyone is always needing birthday cards, so I try to make at least one birthday card at club each month. This card took a little longer to make as the flowers and leaves are double stamped, plus four layers and ribbon.

Halloween/Birthday Card

One of the cards we made at September club was a card that could be used for a birthday in October or a Halloween card. They chose which sentiment they wanted to use. Below is the birthday card.

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio #Halloweenbirthday

Quick, easy, and no stamping!

Merry Christmas Octagon

The hardest part of this card is cutting off the corners of the square to make the octagon!

Seasonal Wreath Embossing Folder Jeannine Tarrio

Stamps: Mistletoe Season, Nature Sings (optional)
Ink: Real Red, Shaded Spruce or Old Olive, Early Expresso
Paper (with cutting sizes):
Thick Whisper White 8 ½” x 5 ½” score at 4 ¼”
Whisper White 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”
Under the Mistletoe DSP (6b) 4” x 5 ¼”
Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder
Red Rhinestones (21)
Ruler, Pencil

1. Fold Whisper White Card in half on score line and press with Bone Folder.
2. Glue DSP to Card.
3. Emboss wreath on white CS piece sprayed lightly with water.
4. To make octagon, make a light pencil mark 1 ¼” from each corner on all sides. Cut off corners using pencil marks as guide.
5. Stamp berries in Real Red and/or add Red Rhinestones.
6. Stamp saying in middle of wreath in Shaded Spruce, then glue to cardfront.
Optional: Use plaid side and stamp saying in Old Olive.

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Joy & Love with Stampin’ Up!’s Stitched Labels Framelits

Everyone at my August Stamp-a-Stack loved how quick it was to make these cards. This card was designed for my customers who love to distress or antique their cards.

Stitched Labels Framelits Jeanine Tarrio

Stamps: Mistletoe Season, Nature Sings
Ink: Real Red. Early Expresso
Paper (with cutting sizes):
Shaded Spruce 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Real Red 3 ½” x 1”
Whisper White 4 ¼” x 1”, 4” x 5 ¼”, 2” x 1”
Under the Mistletoe DSP (5b) 2” x 5 ½”
Stitched Label Framelits
Banner Triple Punch

Big Shot

1. Fold Shaded Spruce CS in half, stamp trees in Early Expresso.
2. Glue DSP to cardfront.
3. Stamp saying in Real Red on smallest Whisper White CS. Die cut saying and small Real Red CS with Stitched Label Dies.
4. Punch banner end on one end of Whisper White strip. Sponge edges with Early Expresso.
5. Glue die cut words to Real Red die cut. Then glue to banner.
6. Glue banner to card.
7 Sponge edges of card.
8. Glue Whisper White CS to inside of card. (Optional: stamps trees in lower right corner).

Hope you are enjoying my Stamp-a-Stack card directions. Last one will post on Monday.

Impossible Card for Christmas



An Impossible Card is actually quite easy to make. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper for all my August Stamp-A-Stack Cards.

Stamps: Mistletoe Season
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Old Olive
Paper (with cutting sizes):
Night of Navy 5 ½” x 4 ¼”
Whisper White 3 ¼” x 1 7/8”, 2 ½” x 1 ¾”
Real Red 3 3/8” x 2”, 2 ¾” x 2”
Under the Mistletoe DSP (2a) 3 ¼” x4”
Stitched Labels, Stitched Shapes, Layering Ovals Thinlits
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade

Stampin' Up! Mistlletoe Season

1. Score and cut Night of Navy CS per template. Fold center piece and one side piece down to create card base.
2. Use template to cut DSP into 2 pieces. Watch for correct pattern & direction!! Glue to card. (I created a template to cut the Designer Series Paper which is cut from the rectangle. The DSP is the correct size, so when you make a template  1/4″ smaller than 1/2 of  the card base and cut it, you will end up with 2 pieces to glue to the base).
3. Use long stitched die to emboss both long sides of one Night of Navy strip. Cut of end of strip not embossed. Cut strip at 2 inches. Attach to uncut Night of Navy strip matching ends.
4. Glue across bottom of card. See sample.
5. Stamp saying in Night of Navy and die cut with stitched oval.
6. Die cut scalloped oval and glue behind stitched oval. Glue to Night of Navy strip.
7. Stamp Whisper White rectangle Mistletoe in Old Olive, saying in Night of Navy, and berries in Real Red.
8. Sponge edges in Night of Navy. Glue to Real Red CS, then glue to card base.
9. Fold flat to mail.

Jeannine Tarrio Maine

Side view


Directions Impossible Card Jeannine Tarrio

Cutting and scoring Template


Hope this helps in making your Impossible card!



My August Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

Under the Mistletoe Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

Above are the projects we did at my August Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. In today’s post I will give you the supplies and directions for my Celebrate the Season card.

Stamps: Mistletoe Season
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark,
Markers: Daffodil
Stampin’ Blends: Night of Navy Dark
Paper (with cutting sizes):
Night of Navy 8 ½” x 5 ½”, 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
Whisper White 4 ¼” x 1”, 4” x 3
Under the Mistletoe DSP (1b) 4” x 4”, (3b)
Stitched Label Framelits
Gold Embossing Powder
Basic Rinestones (5)
Wink of Stella
Real Red 3/8” Cotton Ribbon (17”)
Tailored Label Punch.
1. Fold Night of Navy CS in half. Glue DSP to cardfront.
2. Die cut Night of Navy oval and glue to DSP.
3. Fussy cut Poinsettia and glue to upper left of oval.
4. Stamp saying on in Night of Navy on White CS and die cut with Stitched Labels framelit.
5. Stamp jingle bells in Versamark and emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Color with Daffodil Marker. Then use Wink of Stella.
6. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7. Punch small slit on folded edge with end of Tailored Label Punch. Glue White strip to card.
8. Wrap 8 ½” of Red ribbon around cardfront having ends meet on front attach with Snail Adhesive. Tie a bow with remaining piece of ribbon and attach to card over ribbon seam with Mini Glue Dot.

If you like this one, watch for the rests of the posts on my stamp-a-stacks.