Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Custom Tee Bundle of Fun

My share for you today is a fun duo from the Custom Tee Bundle from Stampin’ Up! Yesterday, several of my team members from Amy’s Inkin’ Krew got together for our quarterly in person meeting and made these adorable Tee Shirt cards.  I’ve been posting a lot lately about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demo and explaining how much fun our team has together.  Well, yesterday did not disappoint!  For a rainy, cold Sunday afternoon, it seemed warm and sunny with my fellow stampers.  Several of us live in the greater Atlanta area so we make the trip fairly easily (my drive is only an hour and a half :)), but for those not in the area, they join us on Google Chat.  So, if you are possibly thinking of joining my team, I say just jump on in!  Some of the team are hobby stampers and some are running a  business, but whatever the reason, we all have fun!  Contact me today if you have any questions about becoming a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, now is the best time to join because of the benefits offered during Sale-A-Bration.  Okay, now for the cards….


Stampin' Up! Custom Tee Bundle Cardiology by Jari


Aren’t they fun?  The T-shirt Builder Framelits Dies are so helpful, too!  And, if you hurry, you can get the Designer Tee stamp set for free during Sale-A-Bration for even more fun images for your T-shirts.  The thing I love the most about the Custom Tee stamp set is that it is photopolymer and there are 35 stamps included!  

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee Bundle Cardiology by Jari


The happy stamper t-shirt card uses Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point for the paper and the inks.  The Georgia Bulldog fans in the room were not too happy when I reminded them these were Florida Gator colors, and of course, I had to do the Gator Chomp a couple of times!  The circle die cut behind the t-shirt was water colored first with a little Pacific Point ink.  The little strip used a a banner is silver foil paper that was snipped at an angle on one end.  


Stampin' Up! Custom Tee Bundle Cardiology by Jari

This card uses Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla and Delightful Dijon card stock and Smoky Slate and Basic Blace archival inks.  The necktie was stamped in Smoky Slate onto the Smoky Slate panel as a background.  Urban Underground Washi Tape is flanking the Basic Gray sentiment strip.  The necktie for the Delightful Dijon shirt was stamped in Smoky Slate and then every other stripe colored in using a blender pen.  

Card stock cuts for each Custom Tee card as well as all of the supplies needed to create them will be at the end of my post.  


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When you place an online order, use the above Host Code for a free gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more, do not add the code, but still receive a gift.  The gift is your choice of any item valued to $10.00 in either the 2016/2017 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. ** Make sure that you designate me as your Demonstrator when ordering so that you will receive credit for your free gift!  See my REWARDS page to learn more about all of my customer rewards.


Join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Email me with questions, or See my Join My Team page.



Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration items are limited so, don’t wait until they run out or after March 31st.  Notice the tin in the picture has already sold out because it was so popular!  


Cardiology by Jari Online Host Club


Have you heard about my Online Host Club?  It begins in April, so make sure you sign up today!  Here are the details:

I’m pleased to announce I am offering an Online Host Club beginning in April.  This is a super way for you to build up your Stampin’ Up! supplies a little at a time, while earning extra rewards and benefits from me!  

You sign up for 6 months and agree to the following:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host Code for each month provided to you in an email sent out at the beginning of the month

Once 6 members sign up, your host month will be determined by a random draw.  (Do you have a group of stamping friends who would like to have their own Host Club?  This will work perfectly as long as there are 6 of you! )

  • a $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Host Dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn one Heart Reward point for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders.  So your $25.00 order earns one Heart Reward every month, a $50 order earns 2 reward points, a $75 order earns you 3 reward points, etc.  You’ll earn at least 6 reward points during your membership, building up your Heart Rewards towards FREE Items
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)
  • At the end of the 6 months, you will get first right at signing up for the next 6 month Online Host Club

During your host month you are also welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders), it’s that easy! 

Please contact me with any questions at cardiologybyjari@gmail.com 

****United States Residents only as per Stampin’ Up! policy.


Stampin' Up! Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors

It is almost time to say good bye to the 2015-2017 In Color Collection and say hello to a new set of colors.  Make sure you order all of the related products before they retire!!  They sell out pretty quickly as the end of the Stampin’ Up! year approaches!  SHOP now for this collection.


If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

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  • How to receive monthly tutorials HERE
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  • Contact me at www.cardiologybyjari@gmail.com


Card Stock cuts for Custom Tee cards

Tangerine Tango  base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2

Tangerine Tango (Brights Collection Designer Series Paper) 3 3/8 x 1

Whisper White for shirt 2 1/4 x 2 1/8

Shimmery White circle with watercolor 2 1/2 square

Pacific Point for circle 3 1/4 square; for strip 3/8 x 5 1/2

Pacific Point Stripe (Brights Collection DSP) 3/8 x 5 1/2

Silver Foil 3/8 x 4 1/4

Basic Gray base  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4; panel under Smoky Slate art panel 5 1/4 x 4; sentiment strip 1 x 3 7/8

Smoky Slate art panel 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Very Vanilla circle and tie 3 1/4 x 4

Delightful Dijon shirt and collar 2 1/2 x 3


Stampin’ Up! Products needed to create these cards:


Blender Pens


Big Shot



Thanks for stopping by today, join me tomorrow for a fun spring card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop.  

Stampin’ Up! Time of Year Host Set Sneak Peek

My share for today is a quick and easy card using Time of Year, a host stamp set from the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.


Time of Year

While browsing through my new catalog, I noticed this card (a very similar one) on page 200, with Quick + Easy written in the corner.  So, I decided to make it my own by changing the colors a little, adding a couple of more layers and fussy cutting the banner and popping it onto the front with dimensionals.  (Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies are available on June 1st, so no more fussy cutting these banners)

The one pictured in the catalog is all one layer, which makes it very quick and easy, but even though mine has a couple of layers, it should be classified as very quick and easy, too.  It’s nice to have a card started and finished in a matter of minutes, right?

Time of Year


Time of Year is a great stamp set to use many times of the year, hence the name!  The other banner sentiments say Christmas, Birthday and Time of Year and the words At, This and On Your. Plus, you have the flowers as above, an acorn and leaf and holly berries and leaves to add as accents.  This set is photopolymer, too.

Time of Year


Remember, Time of Year is a host set, and can only be purchased when you host a Stampin’ Up! party, or you may use your Stampin’ Rewards earned from hosting a party to buy host only items.


Steps to make this card:

  1. Stamp the sentiment in Wild Wasabi onto a panel of Whisper White card stock
  2. Stamp the flowers in Flirty Flamingo (available June 1st) on either side of the sentiment
  3. Stamp the banner in Peekaboo Peach (available June 1st) onto a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock
  4. Punch out the banner with Bunch of Banners Framelits (available June 1st) and adhere it to the front with dimensionals
  5. Snail the art piece to a panel of Wild Wasabi
  6. Pop the framed art piece onto the Whisper White Thick card stock base
  7. Add some Pearls Basic jewels to the front


Card stock cuts are at the end of the post.  



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.


May Host Code:  BXFCFAG6

When you place an online order, use the host code and receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before tax and shipping, DO NOT USE the code, as you will receive stampin’ rewards.  But you will still receive a free gift.  The free gift for May is any item from the current catalog valued up to $8.  See my Rewards Page for more information as well as how to earn even more free stuff from me ?



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

Catalog Share


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!


Deadline to order is May 30, 2016.



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! 



Product List

Card stock cuts in inches:
Whisper White thick- 5 1/2 X 8; scored at 4 1/4  Scrap for banner
Wild Wasabi- 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
Whisper White- 5 1/4 X 4
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the Sneak Peek of my quick and easy card using the Time of Year host exclusive set!  Hope to see you next time…

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hop!  My share for today’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop is from the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms


And, here is the sketch we are working with this week:

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

I love the Birthday Blooms stamp set and decided to pair it with some English Garden Designer Series Paper.  There are so many fun colors to work with in this set of papers.  And, they make me think of spring!  We have had a little hint of spring the last few days in Georgia, and it has been so nice to enjoy the warmer days and buds of flowers appearing!

Birthday Blossoms by Stampin' Up!

I decided to decorate the inside with one of the flower images from Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms, too.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms by Cardiology by Jari

Card stock cuts and tips for making the card are at the end of the post.  Now, head on over to Kristi Gray’s blog to check out her take on this week’s sketch.  I know you will be in for a real treat.  Make sure to hop all the way around and in case you get lost along the way, a list of all of the Happy Stampers sharing today is provided below.


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

Heather Van Looy


Are you 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 for all of your stamping needs from Stampin’ Up!


March Host Code:  6NTQX3FK


When you place an online order, use the host code for a free gift!  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use the host code, but still receive your free gift!  Check out my rewards page for all of the information.  Also, you have until March 31st, to receive free Sale-a-Bration items, and when you shop with me during Sale-a-Bration, I will double your Heart Rewards!

The free gift for ordering in March is any item from the Annual or the Occasions catalog valued to $8.



Card stock cuts in inches and tips for the card:

Blushing Bride base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Night of Navy front:  5 1/4/x 4; inside is 5 3/8 x 3 7/8

English Garden DSP:  5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Old Olive small pieces for leaves

Mint Macaron for banner:  3 1/2 x 3; for flower 2″ square

Whisper White for banner:  2 3/4 x 2 3/4; for inside panel:  5 1/4 x 3 3/4

**Stamp flower image in Night of Navy onto Mint Macaron card stock and punch with Pansy Punch.  Stamp a center for the flower in Hello Honey and fussy cut, attach a Botanical Gardens Jewel Embellishment in the center with a glue dot. Curl the edges of the flower for dimension.

**Stamp leaf images in Mossy Meadow onto Old Olive card stock and fussy cut, adhere to back of flower with MP glue

**Die cut Framelits Labels dies in Whisper White and Mint Macaron, stamp sentiment from Birthday Blossoms in Night of Navy, adhere with MP glue

**Adhere the DSP to the Night of Navy panel with glue, wrap a strand of Night of Navy Seam Binding ribbon around them and secure with glue dots.  Make a bow with the ribbon to attach to the front.

**Pop the art piece onto the front with Dimensionals

**Decorate the inside with the flowers from Birthday Blossoms in Blushing Bride and color the centers with Soft Suede Marker, then stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink


Stampin’ Up Products in my card for today:


I hope you have enjoyed the hop today and will join us again.  Please email me with any questions or if you need any help ordering!  
See you next time…..

Stampin’ Up! Botanical Gardens and Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks

Recently I attended the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Local event in Tampa, Florida, with two of my stamping buddies, Amy Koenders and Mary Deatherage.  We were privileged to see the new Occasions Catalog, play with new stamp sets and paper, and win some of the new stamps!  When you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you get to order some of the new stamps and accessories early and share them with customers. Prize Patrol is certainly fun at these events-we all had an opportunity to win new items from the Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalog! One of the new featured suites is Botanical Gardens.

Botanical Blooms Catd-iology by JariThis is really a great set which includes new Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Botanical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Garden Jewels and you can Bundle and Save 15% starting January 5, 2016.  The other exciting thing is that with the purchase of this bundle, you will qualify for a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Flyer.  Woo-Hoo!


Botanical Gardens SuiteAbove is a shot of the Botanical Gardens Suite, and here are a couple of ideas for cards to create from the group:

Botanical Gardens I thought I would include some fun shots of Mary and Amy and a group photo, too:

On Stage Local, Tampa,Florida

On Stage Local, Tampa

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you are in need of any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop With Me button and go directly to my online store.

November Host Code:  9CSD9RCN

When placing and online order, use the host code for 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 free gift for November is any item from the Annual or Holiday Catalog valued to $7.  See my REWARDs page for more information.

Online Extravaganza

Today is the last day for this great sale!  There is one more Flash Sale today.  Don’t miss out! Click here to Order now!

Today is also the last day for these Weekly Deals



See you next time for more sneak peek products from the new Occasions Catalog coming January 5th!

Stampin’ Up! Big News Wedding Card

Big News Card-iology by JariI used the Big News stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for my card today.  I have a son that is getting married this weekend and because life has been so hectic getting ready for the wedding, I almost forgot to make a card!

This card was actually very quick and easy-which is something everyone wants to hear especially this time of year.  First, I stamped the image from Big News in Versa Mark ink onto a panel of Whisper White thick cardstock and sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder.  I also stamped the 2 small heart images from the Big News set onto a scrap of the same Whisper White thick paper and repeated with the Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder.  Then, I heated them both with the Heat Tool. I fussy cut the hearts and set them aside.

Big News Card-iology by JariI cut a panel of Gold Foil paper and used the Large Polka Dot TIEF to dry emboss it, then glued it to the Whisper White Thick card stock base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut a panel from a sheet from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack and a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock and adhered them together with a little snail (behind the image) and some very small dots of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen, then attached a length of 5/8″ Organza Ribbon using some Tear and Tape before popplng that panel onto the card front with Dimensionals.  Since the sentiment was dry, I attached it to a piece of the Gold Foil paper with snail and popped it onto the front with more Dimensionals.  One of the hearts was glued on with Multipurpose Liquid glue and the other popped up with a Dimensional once a bow of Gold Cording had been attached with a small amount of the glue from the Fine Tip pen.  Last, I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the I in happily.

Big News Card-iology by JariFor the inside, I cut a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock, stamped the sentiment and hearts with Versa Mark, sprinkled them with Gold Embossing Powder and heat embossed them.  I added some of the coordinating Washi Tape from the Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape pack to the left side, then snailed the panel to the card base.

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

Stampin’ Up! Products used in my card today:

Price: $110.00

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals last day!

Sale: $13.50

Price: $18.00

Sale: $3.00

Price: $4.00

Sale: $20.25

Price: $27.00

Sale: $13.50

Price: $18.00

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If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!    Just click on the Shop with Me button for easy online shopping.

November Host Code:  9CSD9RCN

When you place an online order, use the host code for a free gift from me!   If your order totals $150 or more, do not use the host code, but you will still receive a free gift.  The gift for November is any item up to $7. in the Annual or Holiday catalogs.  Please check out my REWARDS page for more information on this and other perks for shopping with me!

Have you gotten all of the things you want from the Handmade for the Holidays catalog?  Why not take one more look before they retire and snatch up some great products!



Check out the back order list before you place your order so that you will not be disappointed:

15 November

  • 139672: Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (more details)
  • 139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (more details)

16 November

  • 132622: Gold Foil Sheets (160 backordered; 7,500 expected)

19 November

  • 139639: Home for Christmas Designer Buttons (1,734 backordered; 2,016 expected)
  • 139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (1,777 backordered; 10,368 expected)

20 November

23 November

  • 138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (more details)
  • 138401: Gold Metallic Thread (813 backordered; 2,560 expected)
  • 138402: Silver Metallic Thread (303 backordered; 2,560 expected)

25 November

  • 139638: Snowflake Elements (6,294 backordered; 15,120 expected)
  • 140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (1,401 backordered; 10,440 expected)

1 December

14 December

  • 139618: Gold Cording Trim (332 backordered; 5,248 expected)


  • None



Card stock cuts in inches for Big News wedding card

Whisper White thick base:  4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2; scraps for hearts; panel behind vellum:  5 1/4 x 2 3/4; panel for sentiment:  4 3/8 x 2; panel for inside:  4 x 5 1/4

Gold Foil for front embossed panel 5 1/4 x 4; for frame around sentiment:  4 1/2 x 2 1/4

Winter Wonderland Vellum:  5 1/4 x 2 3/4

Organza Ribbon:  6″

Gold Cording:  3 1/2 ”

Washi Tape:  4 1/2 ”


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday!  See you next time….