Fall Thank You Card

We all need thank you cards and fall is no different.  This fall card happens to be one of the cards in my Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Class.  All the cards use different techniques and this card uses the easiest technique.

Jeannine Tarrio Vintage Leaves Card Stampin' Up!

Vintage Leaves Thank You Card

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.


Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek from Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Catalog that will be available to customers in September, The projects below were made with a new bundle consisting of the Acorny stamp set and Acorn Builder Punch!

Jeannine Tarrio, Stampin' Up! Farmingdale, Maine


The new Designer Series Paper is called Into the Woods. Watch for more sneak peeks coming soon

Bordering Blooms is Much, Much More Than it First Appears

Back in August I did a pre-buy class with the Bordering Blooms stamp set and the Stars & Hearts Mask and we did 4 cards. Below are the cards I created for the first class (yes, I have two more classes to show you all using these two products so far).

Stampin' Up! Bordering Blooms Hearts & Stars Masks Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator

The first card uses one of the patterns for the background using Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky.  I loved how this card came out so much that I used it for my swap card for Maine Demos Stamping Day in September.

Stampin' Up! Bordering Blooms Class Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator

Second was this fall themed card using theFor All Things stamp set:

For All Things Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio

Third was a Christmas card I used Gold Embossing for the outside of the flower border and Ornamental Pine stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Ornamaental Pine and Bordering Blooms Jeannine Tarrio

Last was also a Christmas card using the stars mask and Bright & Beautiful stamp set:

Stampin' Up! Hearts &  Stars Decorative Masks Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Maine

More cards from this series later this week.

Bags, Tags & Boxes Stampin’ Up! Style!

Fall Bags, Tags, & Boxes Stampin Up! Style

I am sure many of you will guess how I made this cute Halloween pouch.

Stampin' Up! Halloween Pouch TP Roll

If you haven't guessed it is a TP roll!  To my horror I recently read that companies are thinking of eliminating the cardboard center to their rolls?  How is is that going to work?  Any way, I love all the uses everyone has found for them.  Using it to make a pouch is one of my favorites.

1. Staple the bottom of the cardboard tube.
2. Crumple a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper then flatten it out.
3. Use Anywhere glue stick to glue the DSP to the tube starting at the stapled end. Tuck extra DSP to the inside of the tube.
4. Use a 1/4" hole punch to punch a hole on each side and insert ribbon or cord and knot.
5. Decorate!

Next, is a bag made made with Stampin' Up!'s Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper, which I love!  Again this uses a 6" x 6" piece of DSP the Simply Scored Board. I found the directions for the bag on Sam Donald's blog.  I used the Autumn Accents Bigz die for the leaves and used Linen Thread to "tie" the Autumn Wooden Elements to the leaves which I attached with a Mini Glue Dot.I used a clothespin from the 2014-2016 In Color Clothespins to close the bag.

Fall Bag with Autumn Wooden Elements, Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio

Last is the versitile fry box.  I used these for goodie bags at my last fundraiser.

Autumn Fry Box

Here are the Directions:

Fall Fry Box Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio




Stamp: Merry Everything Bundle Wood #137635, Clear #137636, includes stamp set and punch

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Autumn Accents die #127812; Bigz L Fry Box die #132966; Woodgrain Folder #129821; 1 ¼” Burlap ribbon #132140; Adhesive

Directions:  Die cut Fry Box, fold on score lines and adhere sides together.

To make embellishment:

  1.  Die cut leaves in various colors and emboss with Woodgrain folder.
  2.  Adhere 2-3 leaves together.
  3. Add burlap fibers to leaves by cutting off a 4 ½” strip of ribbon and then cut off stitching down one long side and pull fibers apart.  Add to leaves with snail.
  4.  Stamp saying on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink and punch with Note Tag punch.
  5. Adhere to leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Adhere leaves to fry box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Jeannine Tarrio, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

That's all for today.  If you like it pin it!


The Wacky Watercooler 2013 Year-End Blog Hop

Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop

Welcome to another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!

If you enjoyed our last Wacky Watercooler Crew blog hop in September, you will love the 2013 Year-End  Blog Hop!   If this is your first time visiting us, you're in for a treat.   As you can tell from the banner, we're celebrating the upcoming Holidays.  There will be projects using products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog(ue), the carry-over list from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog(ue) and specials being offered by Stampin' Up!  Our wacky crew of demonstrators for this hop are from the United States and Canada so you'll see a few different spellings as you travel through the hop.   Of course since all virtual watercoolers and water itself flows in a neverending stream, we've arranged the hop so you can go forwards, backwards or in any order you wish.

Should you get lost along the way click on the HOME button to return to the home page and find your next stop from the list and continue at that point.  To go forward or back just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons.  We also hope you'll take a minute to tell us what you think and leave a comment.   If you would like to place an order, contact your demonstrator. If you do not have a demonstrator then…any one of the Hoppers would be happy to be of service.  Or you can check out the demonstrator locator at www.stampinup.com to find one in your local area.

My projects for the year end blog hop all feature items from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog.  My first project uses the Magnificient Maple and the Pretty Print Embossing Folder. You could use this card for a birthday, get well, sympathy or Thanksgiving card.

Magnificient Maple

1.    Stamp 3  Maple Leaves on card front (see sample).
2.    Emboss card front with Pretty Pint Embossing Folder.
3.    Glue Natural Compositions Designer Series Paper  strip to top of card (see sample).
4.    Cut a banner end on right end of Designer Series Paper.
5.    Stamp greeting on Very Vanilla ½” strip. Trim and glue to banner piece.
6.    Glue banner piece to left side of Naturals Compositions strip.   Add candy dots.

Stamps:  Magnificient Maple #131868 (wood), Sweet Essentials #126457 (clear)
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Natural Compositions Specialty #126917, Sweater Weather #132184
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke
Accs:  Regals Candy dots #130932. Pretty Print Embossing Folder #132175, Big Shot #113439

Next project features Stampin' Up!'s Festive Flurry stamp set.  My card was inspired by my very first handmade Christmas card I made at a stamp class in December, 2004, seven months before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  It was a party I was invited to and although I said I would attend, I told the demonstrator that I did not have time to make hand stamped cards! LOL Nine years later I am still stamping and having fun with friends!   I had used a stamp set called Snowflakes (retired) and three colors Going Gray, Bordering Blue and Night of Navy. The greeting was stamped on the Whisper White card. That was it – one stamp set, 3 ink colors and white card stock. Below is my updated card.

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Festive Flurry Card Big Shot

My updated card still has three ink colors, a snowflake stamp set and more:  cardstock layers, punches, sponging and rinestones.  This may be an oldie, however, the updated version is a goodie.  Pick one of your old favorites and give it a facelift.

1.    Stamp 3 small snowflakes in Smokey Slate on Whisper White piece.
2.    Stamp 3 medium snowflakes in Marina Mist.
3.    Stamp 1 large snowflake in Midnight Muse near center and at edges where needed.
4.    Glue to Midnight Muse card stock and then to card front.
5.    Stamp saying on white scrap and punch out with large oval punch.
6.    Glue saying to Midnight Muse punched with Scallop Oval punch.
7.    Add 5 Basic Jewels Rinestones to snowflakes.

Stamps:  Festive Flurry #131781 (clear), Petite Pairs #122497
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse
Accs:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Sponges, Basic Jewels Rinestones

My last project is a gift card holder using a folded Tag a Bag Gift Bag for the holder. I wanted to create a gift card holder with a masculine feel.  Can you invisiona L.L. Bean, Cabelas, Starbucks or Dick's Sporting Goods gift card in this holder? At least that was my thinking when I designed it.  I love how it turned out and I hope you do, too!

Chistmas Tagables Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Gift Card Holder

I bet you thought that Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Liners framelits would only be used to line envelopes. Wrong! It can be used to make gift tags and more.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tagables Jeannine Tarrio


Holder –  fold bag up 4 1/4" from the bottom on back side of bag.  Turn over to see the two pockets.  Use snail to close sides.  Add Washi Tape to finish side seams.

Pull out tag –  Die cut the smallest envelope liner twice, once on cardstock and the other on designer paper. I hand trimmed the inner layer.  

Tag holder front – Layer 2" paper tape( from Stampin' Up!'s Thankful Tablescape  Simply Created Kit), then 1 1/4" strip of Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with Chevron Embossing Folder and last birch paper (Thankful Tablescape) cut with banner ends.

Focal image – Stamp saying on Whisper White scrap and hand cut close to the stamped words. Layer onto Cherry Cobbler die cut with the Chalk Talk framelits.  attach to gift holder with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Stamps:  Christmas Tagables Photopooymer Stamp #134623
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Caake, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accs:  Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit #133463; Season of Style Designer Washi Tape #132155; Chalk Talk Framelits #129983; Envelope Liners framelits #132172;  1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992; Tag a Bag gift Bags #131370; Chevron Embossing Folder #127749; Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439

To continue on with the blog hop, click on the next button if you came from Terri Antoniw's blog OR on the previous button if you came from Bev Quinn's             blog.  Enjoy your trip around our blog hop circle!


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