Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Bear for the Happy Stampers

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

My share for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop uses the Cookie Cutter Bear from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set. I am happy this set has images that can be used for more than just Christmas cards.  And, that it is not retiring with the Holiday Catalog!  




This week, we were challenged to use Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral and Pool Party as our colors.  


Happy Stampers Bear


I started by adhering a panel of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper to a little larger panel of Pool Party card stock with glue.  Next, I stamped the Cookie Cutter bear image from Cookie Cutter Christmas onto a panel of Whisper White, using Smoky Slate ink.  For the eyes, nose, and mouth, I used Basic Black Archival ink.  I punched out the bear with my Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  **See note at the end of the post concerning the stamp set and punch bundle.  the bear’s bow tie was stamped first with Calypso Coral ink, then punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch




I created some frames with my Layering Squares Framelits Dies and some Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Pool Party card stock.  The bear was adhered to the center of the Whisper White square and it and the other frame were adhered to the front of the card.  This whole panel was adhered to the Smoky Slate card stock base with dimensionals. I used a sentiment from Suite Sayings and stamped it with Basic Black Archival ink onto t panel of Smoky Slate. The banner was then cut using Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.



For the inside of the card, I fussy cut the banners from another panel of A Little Foxy DSP and adhered it with glue to the top of my Whisper White panel.  The sentiment is from Sunshine Sayings and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  

You will find a complete list of supplies and card stock cuts at the end of my post.


And now, its time to hop along to see what Kristi has created for us today!  


Happy stampers blog hop

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray 

Jaimie Babarczy


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**Important Reminder about Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch:

These items are not retiring, that means they are carrying over and will still be available. However, after January 3rd, they will not be priced as a bundle.  If you want these items, you can save 10% on them when you purchase them as a bundle now.  This goes for all bundles in the Holiday Catalog that are carrying over.  You can see the retired list HERE to see which items are carrying over.  


Card Stock cuts in inches:

Smoky Slate base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4

Pool Party panel is 5 1/4 x 4

A Little Foxy panel is 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, inside strip is 5 1/4 x 4

Calypso Coral for frame 3 1/4 square; for banner 3 1/4 x 3/4

Whisper White for frame 3 x 3; for inside panel 5 1/4 x 4


Stampin’ Up! Products used to create my card:


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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird Kite

Today’s  clean and simple card is made with the Kite images from the Swirly Bird stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I have seen several cards using the Kite in this set and have been wanting to try it myself.  





My sketch inspiration came from Case This Sketch, CTS #183.  Please make sure you take a look at all of the inspiration over there.


CTS 183 Kite





I started by stamping the Kite images in Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point onto some Whisper White thick card stock.  Whenever I am going to fussy cut an image, the thick card stock holds up much better for me.  I used the “swoosh” image from Sheltering Tree and inked some bright colors for the sky background.  They are in order from top down:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral.  






The Thinking of You sentiment is also from Sheltering Tree, and is stamped onto the front of the Whisper White panel in Pacific Point ink.  I decided where I wanted each Kite to go and then stamped the kite strings in Pacific Point.  The tails are stamped in Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay.  Then each Kite was added to the front with dimensionals.  I adhered the art piece to a panel of Bermuda Bay with liquid glue, then popped that panel onto the Pacific Point card base with dimensionals.





For the inside, I chose a sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set and stamped it in Pacific Point, then added another Kite stamped in Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point inks.


Card Stock Cuts in inches and a list of Stampin’ Up! products used will be at the end of my post.



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Card stock cuts:  

Pacific Point card base 4 1/4 X 11; scored at 5 1/2

Bermuda Bay 4 X 5 1/4

Whisper White for art panel 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; for inside panel 4 X 5 1/4

Whisper White Thick for kites 2 1/2 X 3



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Stampin’ Up! Suite Sayings for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers April 7th Blog Hop Suite Sayings


How about a color challenge for this week?  We are using Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Basic Black.

Happy Stampers Blog Hop challenge April 7, 2016 Suite Sayings:

For my share, I am using Suite Sayings from Stampin’ Up!  I love this set for all of the wonderful sentiments and different fonts.  This sentiment pairs beautifully with the Timeless Elegance DSP for a wedding card.  



Suite Sayings

I started by cutting a panel of Basic Black card stock and dry embossed it with the Happy Heart TIEF.  Next, I cut 2 panels of the Timeless Elegance DSP and framed them with panels of Sahara Sand that are just a little larger.  

Suite Sayings

The panel on the left was then adhered to the Basic Black piece with multipurpose liquid glue.  I cut a length of Whisper White 5/8″ Organza ribbon and attached it to the front and back with Tear and Tape, then adhered the floral panel with dimensionals.  Suite Sayings

The sentiment, from Suite Sayings, was then stamped onto another panel of Timeless Elegance DSP in Basic Black archival ink and cut out with the banner die from the Rose Garden Thinlets Dies.  I traced around the outside of the die onto a  piece of Sahara Sand and cut it out with my paper snips for a frame for the sentiment banner.  Those 2 pieces are adhered together with glue, then popped onto the front with dimensionals.  All that was left was to tie a bow from the same ribbon, attach with glue dots and then pop that whole panel onto the Sahara Sand card base with dimensionals.  Suite Sayings

For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I used Basic Black ink once again and stamped it onto a panel of the same Timeless Elegance from the front sentiment banner.  And, here is the finished product with the envelope lined with matching DSP.  Check out the Suite Sayings stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, page 43, and order yours today!

Suite Sayings


Card stock cuts in inches will be at the end of the post.


And now, on to the rest of the hop!  Please check out Kristi Gray’s blog for her beautiful creation today!  Please leave a comment as you hop around,  we love to hear from you 🙂



In case you get lost along the way or want to hop around again, here is a list of the team :

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis ( you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto



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Card stock cuts for my card today:

Sahara Sand card base:4 1/4 X 11; scored at 5 1/2, 2 panels for framed DSP:  3 3/8 X 3 1/8; 3 X 1 3/4 for banner

Timeless Elegance:  2 panels 3 1/4 X 3; banner 2 3/4 X 1 3/8 ; inside panel 4 1/4 X 3 1/4

Basic Black panel:  5 3/8 X 4 1/8

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Stampin’ Up! Suite Sayings for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers March 17th Blog Hop

 My share for today is from the Suite Sayings stamp set and is dressed up with a flower from the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies.

Suite Sayings from Stampin' Up! Easter Card

And here is our sketch.  Why don’t you see what you can create with it, too? 


The Suite Sayings stamp set has 10 wonderful sentiments in lots of different fonts, which will work for so many different occasions.  It is really a keeper!  Of course, I say that about almost all of my stamp sets!  (Just sayin’)  and you know how much I love the framelits if you have been following my blog since the Occasions catalog has come out!

Stampin' Up! Suite Sayings by Card-iology by Jari

I stamped the sentiment in Lost Lagoon ink onto a panel of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with an oval die from the Ovals collection.  I felt that it needed a frame, and since the next sized frame was too large, I used an idea from fellow stamper, Sue Prather.  She says to trace around the outside of the frame, then cut out carefully with scissors for a frame closer to the size of the one you die cut.  And, it worked out just like I wanted it to in Blackberry Bliss. The two ovals were then attached to one another with MP liquid glue.  Love this font from Suite Sayings!
Suite Sayings by Card-iology by Jari

My card base is Calypso Coral with some Wildflower Fields DSP from the Sale-a-Bration catalog (this is FREE  paper until March 31st!) and a strip of Lost Lagoon attached on the right.  I die cut one of the flower images in the Botanical Builder die set in Lost Lagoon and used some Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey for the centers.  The leaves were stamped first with the leaf stamp from Botanical Blooms, then die cut with the corresponding leaf die.  The oval sentiment panel and the leaves and flower were then popped onto the front with dimensionals.  

blogsuiteSayings006I added a few flowers from the FREE Botanicals for You stamp set that also coordinates with Botanical Blooms for the inside of the card, and then made an envelope liner to complete the theme.blogsuiteSayings008


And now, on to the next stop on the hop.  Kristi Gray has something special to share today, so make sure you check out her beautiful creation.  A list of all of the “hoppers” for today is posted below in case you want to go around again, or get lost along the way.  




Happy Satmpers

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto


We love to hear from you, so make sure to leave comments as you hop around the blogs today 🙂



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Card stock cuts in inches for my card today:

Calypso Coral base:  4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2

Wildflower DSP for front panel:  3 7/8 x 5 3/8;  for envelope liner:  5 1/2 X  5

Lost Lagoon strip:  1/2 X 5 3/8; for flower:  2 1/4 square

Whisper White for oval:  3 x 3 3/4; for inside of card:  4 X 5 1/4

Blackberry Blliss for oval:  3 1/2 X 4; scrap for stamen

Hello Honey:  scrap for flower stamen

Old Olive:  scraps for leaves



Products used in making the card:



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Thanks for stopping by today.  See you next time….