Wishing You and Backyard Basics cards

I was away for a long weekend and just returned today. I was notified that one of my cards was chosen by Josee Smuck for a new weekly feature called "My Crafty Friends Monday" on her blog. This is the blog badge she sent me:

Stampin' Up! Josie Smuck Blog Badge Jeannine Tarrio Wishing You Card

Please stop by today and check it out at:http://stampingjo.com/stamping-ideas/my-crafty-friends-monday-25/   Josee chose Stampin' Up!'s new Wishing You stamp set to be featured today October 7, 2013 and my card was chosen as one of the featured samples!!

Also to day I am posting one of the cards I created for my Backyard Basics Pre-Buy class held in August.I used the crayon Resist Technique for the background.  Hope you like it!

Stampin' Up! Backyard Basics Technique Crayon resist Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator

The crayon Resist Technique is easy, just stamp a line image and color parts of the image using a white crayon. Then sponge 2-3 colors over the whole background. Use a tissue to run the excess ink off the white crayon, then complete your card.  If you like this post , let me know what you like about it, the stamp set, technique, colors, etc.

Also, don't forget to check out Josee Smuck's blog.

Tuesday Technique – Unpolished Stone!

Below is another technique we did in my Technique Tuesday classes last fall, called unpolished  stone. It reminds me of a geode before it has been polished. I used Fabulous Florets for the center of the stone and Itty Bitty Banners for the greeting.


Stampin' Up! Tuesday Technique Unpolished Stone Birthday Card Jeannine Tarrio 


Tomorrow’s post will be an Easter fancy fold card!

Patterned Occasions Whole Latte Love – Embedded Embossing Technique

I used the Embedded Embossing technique to create the background for my Patterned Occasions card.  Embedded embossing is a fun technique and my favorite embossing folder to use for this technique is Stampin' Up!'s Square Lattice folder.  Sale-a-bration is ending on March 22nd, so you only have 3 more days to get Stampin' Up's Pattern Ocassions stamp set (free with a $50 net purchase)!


Stampin Up Demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio Patterned Occasions Sale-a-bration Embedded Embossing Technique


  1. Ink stamp with markers. Huff on stamp then stamp on white scrap and punch out with 1 ¾”  Circle punch.
  2. Glue circle onto Primrose Petal or Midnight Muse punched Blossom.
  3. Distress Gumball Green 3” square and curl one corner.
  4. Attach blossom to Gumball Green CS with on Stampin’ Dimensional.
  5. Glue DSP strip about 3/8” from left edge of Whisper White CS with glue stick.  Run thru Big Shot with Square Lattice folder and attach to Sahara Sand card.
  6. Glue Gumball Green piece to card base.


Tuesday Technique – Plaid Background with the Big Shot

The Faux Plaid Background was a  technique I taught using the Big Shot and Stampin' Up!'s Stripes Textured Embossing Folder. I used Stampin' Up!'s  Packed for Birthdays stamp for the focal point.

Stampin' Up! Faux Plaid Technique Classes Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Maine

Quick and easy technique:
1.  Ink Stripes embossing folder with So Saffron Ink and run through the Big Shot with Whisper White card stock. Clean folder.
2.  Ink Stripes folder with Certainly Celery ink, turn the whisper white card stock you previously embossed 90 degrees and run thru the Certainly Celery inked folder.

Voila!  Now you can make any color plaid paper you need to match your focal point!

Today’s Technique Tuesday is Zentangle

Technique Tuesday with Zentangle

This is another of my techniques that I taught last fall (still catching up on posts) call Zentangle.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Fabulous Florets and Word Play stamp sets to create my Zentangle wedding card. Background is made with the Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits,  and Textured Impressions Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Technique Tuesday Zentangle with Word Play Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Maine  Big Shot

Black and White always reminds me of a wedding!

Feeling Sentimental About the Penny-farthing Cycle?

Stampin' Up!'s Feeling Good stamp set which you can get free during Sale-a-bration was the perfect match for the Faux Patina technique I taught at my February Technique Tuesday class. What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Feeling Good stamps set Sale-A-Bration 2013 Jeannine Tarrio- Penny -farthing Cycle

I love the above card as it stayed true to my clean and simple style while incorporating a definite vintage feel.  Does that make sense to you? I had a comment on another posting saying this was a Penny-farthing cycle. I knew it was vintage and recognized the telephone booth as being British, so now I know the cycle is British as well.  What about the "ferris wheel"?  Does anyone know?