Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Count My Blessings for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly team blog hop.  This month, our theme is Giving Thanks, and I used the Count My Blessings stamp set to create my card.  

Stampin' Up! Count My Blessings-Cardiology by Jari

This sentiment from Count My Blessings is a favorite of mine.  I just love the message as well as the font, don’t you?  I used the Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder to create some interest on the Crushed Curry panel, then added banners from two of the pretty patterns from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The leaves are from the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamped in Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist and punched out with the Leaf Punch.  I also used the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlets for the three Early Expresso sprigs.

Stampin' Up! Count My Blessings-Cardiology by Jari

Once the sentiment was stamped, I used the largest Stitched Shapes circle die to cut it out and matted it with a scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  A length of Burlap Ribbon was adhered to the front with some Tear & Tape Adhesive, then I attached the leaves and sprigs to the back of the sentiment panel with Glue Dots and popped it onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, the art panel was popped onto the Crushed Curry card base with more dimensionals.  

Stampin' Up! Count My Blessings-Cardiology by Jari

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Early Expresso ink  and added a strip of the Painted Autumn DSP to the bottom of the Very Vanilla card stock before adhering the whole panel to the inside with Liquid Glue.  

A complete list of stamping supplies and card stock cuts will be at the end of my post.  

If this is your first stop on the Hop, I hope you will continue on around to see what all of my team members have created for today.  Just click on the banner below to get to where you would like to go.  A list of the team is also listed for you farther down.  Have fun!  


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Here is our team:

Karen Finkle

Linda Richenberg

Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston

Mary Deatherage

Sue Prather

Jari Francis↵you are here

Barbara Staradumsky

Amy Koenders

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Card stock cuts for the Count My Blessings card shared today:

Crushed Curry 4 1/4 x 11 card base; 4 x 5 1/4 dry embossed panel

Very Vanilla 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 sentiment circle; scraps for leaves; 4 x 5 1/4 for inside panel

Early Expresso 3 1/2x 3 1/2 scalloped circle; scraps for sprigs

Painted Autumn DSP 2 1/2 x 5; 2 1/8 x 4 3/4 banners; 1/2 x 4 inside strip


Stampin’ Up! supplies needed to complete the card:


Big Shot


Glue Dots



  1. Julie Johnston | |

    Pretty, Pretty, Jari! Love the Painted Harvest suite.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Julie, it is a favorite of mine, too!

  2. Amy Koenders | |

    Wow Jari, that is over-the-top amazing! Love your layers and your design, perfect fall colors and fantastic use of that pretty paper!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you!!

  3. Karen Finkle | |

    Nicely done. I especially like the placement of the burlap ribbon.

  4. Barbara Staradumsky | |

    Jari the layering in this card is Amazing! I would love to spend a day crafting with you and learn your super layering skills! Beautiful Card!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Ha, you are too funny, but thank you! 🙂

  5. Sandi MacIver | |

    beautiful card Jari

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Sandi, glad you stopped by, too! 🙂

  6. Mary | |

    Beautiful card, Jari Love your embossed card front and the collage you built with the leaves and burlap. Gorgeous! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks very much, friend! 🙂

  7. Cyndee | |

    Lovely card and all the rest of the designers did a great job too!
    Giving Thanks is a great theme… for any month. ?

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Cyndee, glad you enjoyed the hop and thanks for your sweet comment!

  8. Jaimie | |

    Stunning. Your layering is always spot on!!! And I love your two toned leaves.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Jaimie. I like how easy this stamp set is to create the 2-tones, too!

  9. Cards by Wynnie | |

    Love the depth this card has. The colors are so lovely together!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Linda!

  10. Susan K | |

    Oh so beautiful! I love all your perfectly placed elements and textures.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks for joining us today, and I appreciate you taking the time to comment, too!

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