Another April Workshop Card

Today's card is a card we made at my April clubs and Maine Stampers'  team meeting.

By the Tide Crinkled Chalks Technique Jeannine Tarrio

This card used the Crinkled Chalk technique with the Rose Coral Pad from page 25 of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog. Stamp sets used are By the Tide and Guy Greetings.


Another Paper Pumpkin Idea!

You could use the accordian card to make a mini album, however, I cut up the accordian card and made 4 gift/note cards and enclosed them in the box with an embelishment for the top flap. I used the Bokeh technique on one of the cards.

Alternative February Paper Pumpkin Project created by Jeannine Tarrio


Layers of Gratitude cards and box  Jeannine Tarrio

What have you done with your Paper Pumpkin?  Want more ideas? Hop over to my Pinterest page and check out my Paper Pumpkin Board.


Crazy About You and Painted Blooms

Have you ordered Stampin' Up!'s Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions catalog yet?  Well you might need to after you see the cards we made at my Painted Blooms class last Saturday.  We made 8 different cards from one sheet of paper!  I will be focusing my posts this week on those cards.  Here are the first two cards we made:
Card 1:

Painted Blooms Class Stampin' Up! Maine Demonstrator

I used Crazy About You Bundle (#138873, $42.25 photopolymer) for the sentiment and Butterfly Basics Bundle (#138865, $41.50 photopolymer) for the Butterfly.
and Card 2:

#PaintedBlooms Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Class

I used Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up!'s  Annual catalog for the sentiment, along with the in-Color Sequins.

I took the sheet that is pictured in the Occasions Catalog on Page 18 ( #137784, $10.95) and cut it as follows:
1.  First cut 1 1/2" off the bottom of the 12" x 12" paper (this is where all the stems are).  Now cut this bottom strip at 5 1/2" and at 11". You will have 2 pieces 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" and a scrap. You will use these two pieces on two of the cards I will post this week.
2. Next take your 12" x 10 1/2" piece and cut on the 12" end at 4", 8" and 12" you will have 3 strips 4" x 10 1/2".
3.  Cut these 3 strips in half at 5 1/4".  You will now have 6 pieces measuring 4" x 5 1/4".
4.  On the 3 cards that I used a mat behind the Designed Paper, I trimmed 3 Designer Paper pieces down to 3 3/4" x 5".  Do not cut it yet, wait until you see all 8 cards  and I will note which pieces need to be trimmed down.
Both of the above cards used Designer paper trimmed down to 3 3/4" x 5".

More tomorrow ….


January Maine Stampers Team Meeting

I hosted my Maine Stampers Team monthly meeting on Sunday and everyone was excited to see the projects everyone had made with products from Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.  Unfortunately, taking pictures totally escaped my mine as we all were amazed at all the different ideas. Dallas brought a great Christmas card she had designed and told us it could be used for all holidays and we started seeing all the holiday possibilities. I will ask her to send e-mail a picture or dropp off the card so I can post it for you.  Pat brought a great Valentine Bendi card and I will share it if I can get a photo of it. There were lots more including a container step box (I believe that is what it is called) that Bethany made, plus lots more.

Now I will share photos of what we made at the meeting:

Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom Sale-a-bration stamp set, card created by Jeannine Tarrio

First, above is a birthday card using the free Sale-a-bration Lotus Blossom Stamp set (see page 7 of SAB brochure) and Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Lotus Blossom is a 3-step flower stamp!!  It is awesome and I am definite glad I chose it as my first free item, and  no, I did not stop with one free one.

Next is a Birthday gift card holder using the Balloon Bash stamp set (page 13 of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (on page 9 Occasions catalog), and the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure (see page 4).

Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Gift Card Holde Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator and Team Leader

Picture of Mini Treat Bag gift card holder and insert.

Stampin' Up! Maine Demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio leader of Maine Stamper Team

Last I did a demo  of the Bokeh technique:

Bokeh Technique background Jeanine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I went through every step and gave everyone a template so they could go home and create their own Bokeh background.
The card below is a finished card with the Bokeh background. The background is more muted than the technique card above.  Each look is different depending on the ink and pressure you use when applying the background colors and how wet your Whisper White Craft Ink pad is.  The drier the ink pad the more muted the color and design.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics Bundle, Bokeh Technique background Jeannine Tarrio



Stay tuned for more Stampin' Up! fun tomorrow.

Stampin’ Up!’s Grand Vacation to Hawaii

I am working on earning Stampin' Up!'s Grand Vacation to Hawaii!  I have 3 days left to earn it. I am about 1500 points short of earning a trip to Hawaii ( I have never even come close before this year!) So if you need any cardstock, adhesive, ink, etc. I would be glad to place your order!

Contact me to place your order or you can place them online using hostess code: BWUE2BZX . If your order is $150 or more, do not use the hostess code, so you will earn the hostess rewards yourself.

Today's cards remind me of the ocean (think Hawaii).  Both cards use the Sea Street Stamp set #133988 for clear mount or 133985 for wood. First is a gel card:

Stampin' Up! Sea Street stamps set by Jeannine Tarrio Maine,  Hawaii

On the next card I also used the Maritime Designer Series Paper #133696:

Stampin' Up! Sea Street Circle Card Jeannine Tarrio

Circle Card open with extension:

Stampin Up! Sea Street Circle Card Jeannine Tarrio

Hope you liked these cards  and  now yu just need the supplies!


Stamps:  Sea Street, Itty Bitty Banners

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White, Night of Navy

Ink:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Coastal Cabana

Accessories: Silver Mini Brads, Deco Labels Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Card Thinlits, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot

Gel Card -Non SU: Dollar Store Hair Gel, small zip lock plastic bag

Check back this weekend and to see my progress and if you want to order just click below on my signature to order on my website. Or enter into your browser: to place your order.

Thank You and have a great day!

Technique Tuesday Stampin’ Up! Style

Below is the Spirelli Card using Stampin' Up!'s Another Great Year stamp set for my technique Tuesday Class:

Another Great Year

Stamp set:  Another Great Year

Card stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Very vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar

Accs:  Banner Framelits, Big Shot, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle and 1" circle punches, Owl Punch, Gold Bakers Twine


This is the other technique that we did at my Tuesday Technique class yesterday. I used the Burnished Glitter technique and Stampin' Up!'s Flower Shop stamp set for a fun February birthday card.

Stampin' Up! Flower  Shop Card Technique Tuesday Burnished Gold

I wanted to create a card to make the receipient smile, so I added little hearts for the center of the burnished flowers and popped up a small heart under the greeting.  Enjoy.