About Stamp with Jini

My name is Jini Merck and I'm a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator. I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, not only do I get to be creative every day, I also get to be a creative coach, offering fresh project ideas and encouragement to my customers and friends. For me, helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is the best feeling in the entire world. After all, creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items is about more than just stamps and ink—it’s about sharing a part of yourself with the people in your life. I live in Clarkesville which is in the North Georgia Mountains with my husband and two children. Although my family keeps me busy I enjoy the creativity of stamping and crafts and the fellowship stamping brings into my life. Spending time creativing cards and gifts for friends and family has been one of my favorite hobbies over the years.

Dandelion Wishes

If you haven’t already you’ll want to check out the stamp set Dandelion Wishes found on page 118 of our Annual Catalog. This set is filled with simple line images and sentiments using a beautiful font.

And folks can’t get enough of this set since you can do all kinds of techniques with it. Check out these lovely cards made with the set.

This first card uses a simple masking and sponge technique to create the band of color. The dandelion and sentiment are Heat Embossed with our Black Embossing Powder for a bit of texture and shine. Stunning!

And how about this final card done in black & white with a pop of red? Classic and elegant.  The sentiment is from our Kindness & Compassion (146726/146729) another set with beautiful fonts.

And don’t you love the edge? It is our Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies (147053).

Supplies:

 

Stamp Set: Dandelion Wishes (146744/146729)

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Serene Garden

Today’s cards all use the Serene Garden stamp set and coordinating Garden Scene Framelits Dies. Perfect for quick and easy cards.

This first card  uses our NEW In Color Pineapple Punch (147141) for a pop of color along with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927). This pack pearls adds elegance to any project.

This next card uses an emboss resist technique. The image was Heat Embossed using our White Embossing Powder and then a Stampin’ Sponge was used to add the NEW Highland Heather Classic Ink (147103).

The little bird and sentiment are done in our NEW Gorgeous Grape – simple and striking.

And finally this last card is done in our Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

I can’t pick a favorite. How about you? Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some cards using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set. A set that is quickly becoming a fast favorite of mine!

Just 10 more Days Left

Can you believe August is almost over? And there are two great promotions that will be ending on August 31st.

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Serene Garden (*146501)

Accessories: Garden Scene Framelits Dies (*146355)

*Serene Garden Bundle (148395)

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Hand Delivered

The Hand Delivered stamp set is just one of our Just For Hosts products. Check out these lovely cards using this set. It’s perfect for all kinds of occasions and a great set for making cards for back to school.

What does Just for Hosts mean? Well there are two ways that you can earn this exclusive set – place a qualifying order or Host a private classes with some of your family and friends.

This time of year is perfect to get together and stamp. Not only do we have a fantastic Annual Catalog but the holidays are fast approaching and I can share some fun ideas for your holiday needs.

I’m currently scheduling private classes for September and October, so why not send me an email to stampwithjini@gmail.com and we can choose a date that works best for you?

August’s Limited Time Color Your Season Products

This great bundle and Water Color Pencils are only available until August 31st. Click HERE to learn more.

And of course I’ve made an Organizational Item for this Bundle – I forgot to post it when I did the post earlier this month. Simply print it out, trim and then slide it into one of our Standard Storage Cases (119105).

Stitched Seasons Framelits Die Clear Mount Case PDF

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Painted Glass & Blends

The Graceful Glass Suite is a perfect fit for our NEW Stampin’ Blends. The Graceful Glass Designer Vellum is a easy way to create lovely elegant cards. Check out these two cards made using the floral patterns from the stack.

And the color options are endless

Creating this stain glass looks is easy – simply color the back side of the vellum with the Stampin’ Blends and you’ll create the look of stained glass. Yes it is that quick & easy!

Love the set? How about this card made with the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies?

The Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon (147016) is gorgeous!

Supplies:

 

Stamp Set: Painted Glass (*147458/147461)

Paper: Graceful Glass 6×6 Designer Vellum (146344)

Accessories: Stained Glass Thinlits Dies (*146347)

*Stained Glass Bundle (148361/148362)

 

 

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Monochromatic Accented Blooms

With all the beautiful shades of color that we have monochromatic cards are more fun than ever. Check out these beautiful cards using the Accented Bloom stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

This first card is done in hues of blue

Two of our NEW colors – Blueberry Bushel (147138) and Balmy Blue (147105) are teamed up here with our 2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (146963) and the Leaf Punch (144667).

And how about some  Highland Heather (147103) & Gorgeous Grape (147099)? These two purple hues seem to be fast favorites among my group and the Scattered Sequin Embossing Folder (145649) is lots of fun.

And don’t you love the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon(146912)? Sheer ribbons like this are great since they can be used with any color.

And finally a card done in Call Me Clover (147139) another of our NEW colors, this time from the 2018 In Color Family.

Our In Colors are right on trend and are a great way to keep up with the current color trends that you’ll see popping up in your local stores.

Not only does this set make quick and easy cards it contains great bold sentiments and a coordinating punch too.

So why not add a fun new color of ink to your collection today? With our Bonus Days happening in August you’ll get a $5 coupon for every $50 purchase to be used on any order during September.

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Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Accented Bloom (146678/146681)

Accessories: Tailored Tag Punch (145667)

 

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August Thank You’s & Tutorials

This month’s Thank You’s use a fun new technique using the Stampartaus called Circular Stamping. It’s a lot of fun to do and you can create this fun technique with just a few steps. Check out this card that I created for my stamping friends.

I love the bright and cheerful Mango Medley teamed up here with Berry Burst – how can it not make you smile?

Good news I’ve created a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too.

All Things Thanks Circular Stamping Card Tutorial PDF

I’ve also done a quick video tutorial for you to show how I created the template you need to create for this project.

How to Create a 3″ Circular Stamping Template Video Tutorial

Along with this video to show you how I stamp with the template to create this technique.

Circular Stamping with the Stamparatus Video Tutorial

So much fun, right? Loving it and can’t wait to try it with some other sets too!

Got Ink?

Why not refresh your pallet of colors with a new ink pad? We’ve got some great new colors such as the Mango Melody used for today’s project.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more cards with you along with an organizational item too.

On a personal note I know that my posts have been more inconsistent than normal – we’ve had some family emergencies this summer, the latest being a major car accident that my husband was in. It was quite a scare, but thankfully he is ok and on the mend. I’m hoping things will be back to normal by the end of this week. Thanks for understanding.

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662) and All Things Thanks (143089/143097)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456), Mango Melody Classic Ink (147093), and Berry Burst Classic Ink (147143)

Paper: Whisper White Card stock (101730), Basic Black Card stock (121045), Mango Melody Card stock (146989), Berry Burst card Stock (144243),  and Window Sheets (142314)

Accessories: Stamparatus (146276), Subtle Embossing Folder (143706), and Solid Basic Black Baker’s Twine (141682)

 

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Color Your Season & Bonus Days start Today

Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.

Dates: August 1-31, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first.
  • New colors of Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

 

Check out these great projects using this bundle of products

Organizational Items (updated 8/17/2018)

Here is the printable insert for the Framelits Dies for you too.

Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies PDF

Bonus Days are back!

If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $50 you spend now thru August 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.

Details

  • Earning Period Deadlines
    • Phone: August 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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Peaceful Reflections

Do you ever look at a set and say hmmm. Not sure how to use that one? Well Peaceful Reflections was one of those for me, I just didn’t get it when I saw it during Prize Patrol at On Stage in April.

That is until I started seeing how it can be used And that is what I love about being a Demonstrator, sharing! Sharing with each other is what it’s all about. I quickly put it on my list of must haves. Flowers, water, dragonfly and even a hummingbird image is included!

Check out these lovely cards made with this set.

I love the elegant simplicity of this card –

And this card is just bright and cheerful

Done in Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch with a touch of Basic Black.

And this card has a touch of copper

So what do you think? Why not check it out? You’ll find it on page 158 of the Annual Catalog.

Last Chance for July’s Specials – They end tonight at 11:50 pm (MT)

 

Supplies:

 Stamp Set: Peaceful Reflections (146562)

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Pop of Petals & more

Today’s cards use the Pop of Petals stamp set (146646/146649) and the coordinating Four Petal Flower Punch (147041). I LOVE punches since they make stamping quick, easy and successful.

Since this set is just filled with images you can add the sentiment of your choice to create lots of wonderful cards. Check out these cards using this Bundle (148384/148385).

And how about some more wonderful cards made with the Beautiful Day stamp set (145912/145915)? This set is has two great big bold images perfect for coloring or other techniques.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more wonderful card with you using the Peaceful Reflections stamp set.

And just a reminder we have two great promotions ending tomorrow, July 31st. You can check them out by below if you haven’t already.

 

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Just 72 Hours to save your spot in my Lilypad Lake Class

You’ll get great products & make projects during this class!

Saturday, August 18th

1 pm – 3:30 pm

Class includes two product options:

Bundle Class Fee: $63

(Class includes supplies, the Lilypad stamp set, Lakeside Framelits Dies and an accessory)

 

Stamp Set Only Class Fee: $31

(Class includes Lilypad Lake stamp set & accessory)

 

Class Fee Only: $25 (supplies only)

Class PDF Only: $15

 

Class to Go Options: Bundle $68, Stamp set only $36 and Kit only $30 (supplies and postage is included in the price of the kit to Go Option)

 

RSVP and Prepay by Wednesday, August 1st

 

RSVP is a must for all events! So I can have enough cut for everyone.

Stampwithjini@gmail.com or call 706 754-7124

Doors open 5 minutes before class

Adhesive not included

Need Adhesive? No problem, pick yours up at the class.

Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com)

to RSVP and hold your spot