Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sprinkles of Life Meets Apple of My Eye!

Happy Friday!  I have merged Sprinkles of Life and Apple of My Eye from Stampin’ Up!, for my card to share with you today.

Sprinkles of Life-Apple of My Eye


It makes a cheery thank you card, don’t you think?  I had fun with it-and will miss the Apple of My Eye stamp set as it is on the retired list!   And so is the Cherry On Top DSP.  


Sprinkles of Life-Apple of My Eye


The cupcake bottom is Memento Black ink on Tip Top Taupe paper, fussy cut with Paper Snips.  The cupcake top is Cucumber Crush on Whisper White with Watermelon Wonder Sprinkles, all from Sprinkles of Life. I punched it with the Tree Builder Punch, then wrapped a length of Black Baker’s Twine around and tied a bow.  

Next, I stamped the cherry stem, cherries and leaves from Apple of My Eye and fussy cut them. They are attached with little dabs of liquid glue, then dimensionals added to pop them to the front above the popped up cupcake top.



Sprinkles of Life-Apple of My Eye


Both the outside and inside sentiments are stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink using the Apple of My Eye stamp set. The cherries,stem and leaves are stamped directly onto the Whisper White piece.



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For a list of the retiring products, click here to go directly to my online store.  Sale lasts only till May 31st, and some only while supplies last!



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2016-2017 Annual Catalog shopping is almost here!  Ordering begins on June 1st!


Card-iology by Jari Annual Catalog Shares 

Want to participate in my Annual Catalog Share?  With my paper share, you can sample all of the new Designer Series Specialty Paper and DSP Paper Stacks at a fraction of the cost of purchasing all of them!  Check out my new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog Shares Page  HERE for all of the details!



Products used to make my Sprinkles of Life and Apple of My Eye card today:

Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you’ll stop by again next time…..

Stampin’ Up! Apple of My Eye for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Apple of My Eye Happy Stampers Blog Hop


I used Apple of My Eye from Stampin’ Up! for my share today for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  Welcome!Apple of My Eye



Here is our sketch:


The Apple of My Eye stamp set has been sitting in my stamp cabinet just waiting for me to use it! I am not sure why I haven’t yet, because it is so cute!  And, it reminds me of growing up in Florida, close to all of the citrus groves.  I love the smell of orange blossoms!  Getting back to my card……

Apple of My Eye


First, I stamped the citrus onto Whisper White using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzaz inks. The seeds for the centers are stamped in Crumb Cake ink. Then, I looked in my punch drawer for the correct punch (1 3/4″) but realized I do not have it! Luckily, I have the wonderful paper snips, so I fussy cut them.  You know what will be on my next Stampin’ Up! order now!

I chose a leaf image from Apple of My Eye that most resembled a citrus leaf and stamped two in Pear Pizzaz and fussy cut them. I used one of the sentiments from the set and stamped it in Memento Black onto a piece of Pear Pizzaz paper, then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

The card base is Whisper White with a Whisper White panel that is dry embossed with the Large Polka Dot TIEF and corners rounded with the Project Life Corner Punch.  

For the inside, I used another one of the Apple of My Eye stamps for the sentiment, stamped in Memento Black onto the orange half I had previously stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink.


Apple of My Eye

Card stock cuts in inches are at the end of the post.



Now on to the next stop in the hop, Krisit Gray’s blog.  A complete list of our team is listed below.  Please leave us a comment as you hop around, we love to hear from you! 




Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto



If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on the shop with me button and go directly to my online store.  Any of my customers who have ordered $50 in Stampin’ Up! product in the last six months will receive the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog for free!  I will be mailing out the new catalogs in May, so there is still time to order.


April Host Code:  EHFJ9APY

When you place an online order, receive a free gift from me when you use the host code above.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use the code, but you will still receive a free gift.  For the month of April, you may choose any item from either the current annual catalog or the current occasions catalog with a value to $8.  See my Rewards page for all of the information about this and more!


Don’t forget to check out the Weekly Deals, this week is the last chance for them.  Stampin’ Up! will no longer post Weekly Deals, but will have special offers from time to time.




**Retiring Products from the Annual and the Occasions Catalogs will be announced on Monday, April 18th.  As soon as they are announced, I will post them.  If you want any of the items, it is best to order early because they will sell fast!!  Remember, also, that the 2014-2016 In Colors will retire this year.  That means all of the ink pads, ink refills, card stock, DSP and ribbons will retire.  Now is the time to order them before they sell out!


Card stock cuts for my card:

Whisper White:  Card base is 4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2; front panel and inside panel is 4 X 5 1/4; scraps for fruit and leaves

Pumpkin Pie Stripe DSP:  4 X 1 1/4; strip for inside 4 X 3/8

Pear Pizzaz DSP:  front banner 7/8 X 4 1/4; for inside strip:  4 X 3/4

Pear Pizzaz for label:  1 1/2 X 2 1/4


Product List


Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you next time….