Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes for the Retiring Stamps Blog Hop


Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop!  We are all going to miss some of our favorites from Stampin’ Up!, so we’re showcasing some of them for you today.  My share is from Stampin’ Up!  Party Wishes. It was really hard to decide on just one retiring stamp set, but Party Wishes has some really fun stamps for creating a birthday card, plus you can bundle the Party Punch Pack punches for a 15% discount.  And, the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack is full of wonderful festive papers!


Party Wishes



I made a Joy Fold Card. Click HERE for a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.:

If you are looking for a fun new way to make a quick card, this one is it!  See how it opens:

Party Wishes


The large front panel has balloons that were stamped in Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron, then punched with the balloon punch from the Party Punch Pack.  The sentiments were both stamped with Versa Mark ink and dusted well with Black embossing powder and heat embossed.  I made the balloon strings with my white Uni-ball Signo gel pen (also retiring).  


And here it is fully opened:


Party Wishes


I decided to use all of the same balloon paper on the inside flaps, but you could certainly use any paper you want in there. Even though I did not leave a panel to write on, you could use light paper inside where your sentiment is stamped and also write there. The cake stamp, from Party Wishes, was stamped onto Whisper White paper with Crushed Curry ink and the sentiment is embossed with Black embossing powder.  I fussy cut the cake image with my paper snips and glued a strip of candles that had been colored with my Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry markers to the cake before attaching the whole image to the inside with glue.



Party Wishes


Party Wishes doesn’t disappoint!  So many fun stamp images and sentiments, plus great paper and punches! The envelope is lined  with the same It’s My Party DSP as is used on one of the front flaps.  The envelope liners Framelits are also retiring, so get them soon if you like to line your envelopes to match your card.



Are you ready for some more inspiration with retiring stamps?  Here you go…..

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Here is a list of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew participating in the hop today in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit one of the blogs:

Jari Francis (you are here)

Beth Hooper

Jaimie Babarczy

Mary Deatherage

Amy Koenders

Heather Wright-Porto

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Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes Birthday Card

My share for today is a birthday card using the Party Wishes stamp set from Stampin’ Up!Party Wishes from Card-iology by Jari


I am playing along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts, PPA291 which is a color challenge:


And also  TGIFc46 which is a sketch challenge:

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Make sure you head over to both of the challenges to see what everyone has designed and also play along!

Party Wishes by Stampin' Up!

Party Wishes is found in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog on page 5.  There you can see all of the It’s My Party Suite.  You also can bundle and save 15% when you purchase the Party Wishes stamp set and the Party Punch Pack.

This is a really quick and easy card to knock out because the Cherry on Top DSP is a great backdrop for the sentiment piece.  Stampin' Up! PartyWishes by Card-iology by JariI layered a piece of the Cherry on Top DSP onto a panel of Watermelon Wonder with multipurpose liquid glue, and then the same to the Cucumber Crush card base.  I love using this glue because it makes positioning easy, you have a little “wiggle” room with it in case you need to re-position a panel.  

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Party Wishes onto Whisper White using Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Markers.  I punched it out with my 2″ circle punch.  Then, created a frame with the 2 3/8″  scallop circle punch using the 2015-2017 In Colors Watermelon Wonder DSP. These two pieces were glued together.

I colored the cupcake image from Party Wishes onto Whisper White paper using Stampin’ Write markers and punched it out with the cupcake punch from the Party Punch Pack punches.  I did the same with the candle image and glued the candle to the top of the cupcake.

Stampin' Up! Party Wishes by Card-iology by Jari

The cupcake was then popped onto the sentiment panel with dimensionals.  I made a banner from another piece of Cherry on Top paper using the Banner Triple punch, attached the sentiment piece to it and popped the whole thing onto the front of the card with dimensionals.

Here is the inside:

Stampin' Up! Party Wishes by Card-iology by Jari

The cake and candles from Party Wishes were stamped in Pool Party and the sentiment stamped in Watermelon Wonder.  The bottom and top of the Whisper White panel is finished off with Watermelon Wonder Washi Tape .


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Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is going on now through March 31st!  There are so many wonderful free stamps you can earn with each $50 order before tax and shipping!!

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Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes Birthday Card

I used the Party Wishes stamp set and the Party Punch Pack from the 2016 Occasions Catalog for my birthday card for today:

PartyWishes Card-iology by Jari

The Cherry on Top DSP helps to make this card quick and easy to put together!  I added a panel of the balloon DSP onto the Watermelon Wonder card base with multipurpose liquid glue then worked on the sentiment.

PartyWishes Card-iology by Jari

I cut out a circle with my Circles Framelits Dies and stamped the candles from the Party Wishes set which had been inked with Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write markers.  I used the XOXO stamp from the new Bloomin’ Love set also available in January.  The balloons and string are also from the Party Wishes set and were stamped with Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks-the balloon strings stamped with Daffodil Delight ink.  I then punched the balloons out with the new balloon punch from the Party Punch Pack.  It includes the balloon, a cupcake and candle punch and is available as a bundle (save 15%)with the Party Wishes stamp set.

PartyWishes Card-iology yby Jari

The banner is stamped with happy birthday from the Birthday Blossom stamp set in Watermelon Wonder ink.  Now for the inside:

bloginsidie011This is also stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink onto Whisper White cardstock and is from Party Wishes.


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Supplies used in my card today (some are not listed as they are not available until January)


Price: $110.00

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Card-iology by Jari 2016 Occasions Catalog Paper Shares



Are you thinking you would like to try all of the new papers in the 2016 Occasions Catalog, but your budget says NO?  Well, I have a solution for you, try a share with me!  I will place an order on January 5th, and use expedited shipping so that I can get your shares cut, packaged and back to you during the week January 11th.


Here are the details of my share:


New Designer Series Paper Share- $12.75 plus $5 for Priority Mail shipping

You will receive one 6″ x 6″ sheet of each design from the following DSP packs.  Notice I have a number after each name, that indicates how many 6″ x 6″ sheets of that paper pack you receive.  In all, you will receive 67– 6″x 6″ sheets of Designer Paper!!

  • It’s My Birthday Designer Series Paper Stack-12
  • Birthday Bouquet -6
  • Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack-12
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper-1
  • Shine On Specialty -6
  • Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack – 12
  • Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack -12

If you decide that you really want a little more, you can order a double share, that means I will cut the paper into 6″ x 12″ pieces so you can get 3 full A2 size card fronts, or for the Love Blossoms, Have a Cuppa and Going Places DSP stacks, you will receive double sheets since they are already pre-cut. ** I will add a yard of each color of the new two tone Baker’s Twine if you order a double share, for free!


Anyone in the U.S. may join in my share as I can only ship to U.S. addresses.  If you’d like to join, email me at cardiologybyjari@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • The email address that is connected to your PayPal account. **I only accept PayPal for payment. 
  • Whether you want a single share $17.75 (includes shipping) or a double share $30.50 (includes shipping)


The deadline for signing up for my share is Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST


December Host Code:  2ZM63AQA

When you place an online order with me, use the host code and receive a free gift.  If your order is $150 or more, do not use the host code, but still receive a free gift.  The free gift for December is any item from the annual or the holiday catalog valued to $7.  See my rewards page for more information on the free gift and how to earn even more free stamping supplies.


Thanks for stopping by today, if you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  See you next time…

Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes Sneak Peek

I used the new Party Wishes stamp set from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog for my share today.  The catalog goes live on January 5, 2016!  There are so many exciting products in the catalog, I can’t wait to show some of them to you.  If you are already a customer of mine, your catalog is on its way in just a few days.  Yea!  More about that later…


Party Wishes Card-iology by Jari

This stamp set is in the It’s My Party Suite, and has really great paper, some new punches (see the cupcakes, candle and balloons?), baker’s twine, enamel dots, washi tape, and more!!  You are going to love this for all of your birthday card needs.

Party Wishes Card-iology by Jari

What’s even more exciting, is the Sale-A-Bration event that also starts January 5th and runs until March 31, 2015.  So when you purchase $50 worth of products from Stampin’ Up! you receive one free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  How can you lose?  Wow, for every $50 you spend, you will get to choose another free gift.  If you are a customer of mine, you will also be receiving the Sale-A-Bration brochure very soon.  So, if you are not a customer of mine and you would like one, please  Contact Me for them!

Party WishesThis is a quick and easy card, and I will give you step by step instructions and card stock cuts at the end of the post.  Unfortunately, I cannot post some of the new supplies yet as the catalog has not gone live.  Here is the inside of my Party Wishes birthday card:

Party Wishes inside Card-iology by Jari



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Don’t forget the retiring products at Stampin’ Up!  They are only available as long as the supplies last, so do not wait to place your order, you may be disappointed.



Stampin’ Up! Backorder List:


4 December

  • 131188: Regals 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (11 backordered; 360 expected)
  • 139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (128 backordered; 5,000 expected)
14 December
  • 138401: Gold Metallic Thread (83 backordered; 2,560 expected)
  • 139618: Gold Cording Trim (3,869 backordered; 5,248 expected)
  • 139620: Silver Cording Trim (2,159 backordered; 3,520 expected)
  • None


  • 140969: Witching Décor Project Kit (sold out)
  • 139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (227 backordered; 288 expected on December 7–only current backorders will be filled)


December 1-16 Host Code:  2ZM63AQA

When you place an online order, use the host code and receive a  free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use the host code, but still receive a free gift.  The December gift is any item from any current Stampn’ Up! catalog valued to $7.  See my REWARDS page for more information.


Stampin’ Up Products used in making my card:



Jari’s tips for the card

  • Stamp your cupcakes with Crushed Curry ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punch with new cupcake punch
  • Stamp the balloons with Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punch with the new balloon punch
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Party Wishes set onto a rectangle of Whisper White Cardstock in Mint Macaron ink
  • Stamp the candle image from the set and punch with the new candle punch, pop it onto the sentiment with a sliver of a dimensional onto the letter i in birthday, then add the cupcakes with Dimensionals
  • Stamp the balloon strings in Melon Mambo, pop the balloons onto the card with Dimensionals
  • Snail or glue the image to a piece of the new It’s My Party DSP, wrap a strand of Basic Black/ Melon Mambo and Basic Black/Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine around and tie a bow
  • Pop this new panel onto a panel of Mint Macaron DSP that is glued to a panel of Mint Macaron card stock that has been run through the Large Polka Dot TIEF
  • Attach the whole decorated panel to the Mint Macaron card base with Dimensionals
  • The inside is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock with Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron inks, the bottom is a left over piece of the Mint Macaron DSP attached with Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Card stock cuts in inches:

  • Mint Macaron base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2; Polka Dot panel is 4 x 5 3/8
  • Whisper White Panel for front 3 1/2 x 2 3/8; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4; scraps for cupcakes and balloons
  • Mint Macaron DSP panel 4 x 4 3/8
  • It’s My Party DSP 4 1/8 x 3 3/4


Stay tuned for information on an Occasions Catalog paper share that I will be offering.  Want to try all of the new papers, but think you can’t possibly use it all?  Well, join in my paper share.  I will tell you more about it soon.


Thanks for stopping by today.  If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop With Me button, or contact me for more information.


See you next time…