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.

February Class Schedule

Chase away those winter time blues with stamping!

Here is my upcoming class schedule – For those of you who are long distance I’ve included a new option and you’ll find details on my Calendar of Events for the Class to Go and PDF options- If you have any questions please let me know.

Card Class –

Fourth Thursday of the month 10-12 pm or 6-8 pm

2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24 and 6/28

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save your spot

 

Paper Pumpkin Craft Time –

Fourth Tuesday of the month 10 am -12pm

2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26

It’s FREE when you are a Paper Pumpkin Member!

Why not try Paper Pumpkin with me? Want to see what it’s all about?
Class Fee $5 (or free when you subscribe during the event)

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save table space for you!

 

Specialty Classes: (Classes include product)

Don’t want to wait till Class for the bundles? No problem, simply pay for your spot now and let me know you’d like the items right away.

Classes in March and April qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice.

 

Beautiful Day Brusho Colors Technique Class:

Saturday, March 10th 1 – 3:30pm

Class Bundle Fee $71 or Class only $25

Class includes stamp set, Brusho Crystal Colors and Watercolor Paper

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, February 14th

 

Barn Door Slider Cards Class:

Saturday, April 14th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Bundle Fee $65 or Class only $25

Class includes stamp set, Thinlits and Foam Adhesive Strips

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, March 21st

 

Waterfront Card Class:

Saturday, May 5th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Bundle Fee $25 or Class Fee $20

Class includes stamp set

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, April 11th

Check out my Class to Go Option or PDF only option on my Calendar of Events

 

If you’d like to receive emails for my Classes, you can  Sign up for my FREE Newsletter (My Newsletters include stamping tips, ideas and updates on what is happening with me! You’ll also receive a FREE Class Tutorial using the 2017-2019 In Colors when you sign up!)

Got a big Wish List? Why not get a discount? Ask me how you can save!

Sale-a-bration is a wonderful time to join – And with the Starter Kit you’ll get up to $225 in your choice of products for just $99 and Free shipping!!! So if you have ever thought about Joining – I’d love for you to join my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers.

Come see what being a Demonstrator is all about and join the fun!

Blue Mountain Stampers Team Meeting-

First Tuesday of the month 1 – 3:30 pm

3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5

Blue Mountain Stampers Craft Time – Relax and enjoy some time crafting with your team members with access to all my stamping goodies!

Fourth Tuesday of the month 12:30 – 4:30 pm

2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26

Contact me for more information at StampwithJini@gmaill.com or 706 754-7124

Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers

 

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Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code UCBWYB2B place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

 

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Painted with Love Treat Tent Tutorial

Check out this quick and easy last minute Valentine’s Day Treat Tent that I made for my hubby

– it holds what else, chocolate!

This project uses an old favorite, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set since it is filled with tons of all occasions sentiments perfect for this punch and a little something for any project!

I’ve made a video tutorial for you in case you want to make some too.

Painted with Love Treat Tent Video Tutorial

And here is a complete supply list for you.

Enjoy!

 

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950)

Paper: Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580),  Gold Glimmer Paper (133719), Melon Mambo (115320), Rich Razzleberry (115316), and Powder Pink Card stock (144244)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334),  Classic Label Punch (141491), and Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits Dies (141707)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code UCBWYB2B place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Amazing You

The Amazing You stamp set (147212/147215) is part of our Sale-a-bration offerings and can be earned for FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50 in product.

Want to see some cards made with this set?

Here are two cards done in one of my favorite color combos Island Indigo and Pool Party. While these two cards use the same set and colors, they have a very different look and feel.

This first card Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape (144223) for quick and colorful patterns.

And here is a card done with copper accents.

This card uses our Copper Embossing Powder (141636), 1/4″ Copper Trim (144179) and Copper Foil Sheets (142020) to create an elegant look.

Love it? Sale-a-brations is a great time to get those items on your wish list or just stock up on your supplies and adhesives. Not only will you get great products you’ll get to choose FREE products too!

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code  Z7DR6EB3 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Wondering How to Get YOUR Copy of the Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalogs?

  • If you haven’t ordered in a while
  • Don’t have a demonstrator

Contact me at stampwithjini@gmail.com or give me a call. I’ll be happy to mail you one or if your local set one aside for pick up

All Things Thanks Tutorial

Today’s card is one that I designed recently as my January thank you card. I really love the way it turned out – I thought it was bright and cheerful.

I made a bunch of these cards to mail out to those of you who placed an order with me in January, so maybe it will be in your mail box soon. lol

Want to make some for yourself? I’ve whipped up a quick tutorial for you with a complete supply list and measurements. So why not check it out?

All Things Thanks Card Tutorial (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: All Things Thanks (143089/143097) and Paisleys & Posies (142196)

Inks: Pool Party (126982), Island Indigo (126986), Daffodil Delight (126944) and Berry Burst Classic Ink (144083)

Paper: Berry Burst (144243), Pool Party (122924), Daffodil Delight (119683) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (144133)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store and use Host Code  Z7DR6EB3 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Sign up for my FREE Newsletter My Newsletters include stamping tips, ideas and updates on what is happening with me! You’ll also receive a FREE Class Tutorial using the 2017-2019 In Colors when you sign up!

Painted with Love Post it Note Holder

I love creating little gifts for family and friends and this one if a practical post it note holder for my husband – a little love, a little help to keep track of things. LOL

This colorful little Post it Note Holder hold a simple little pad of sticky notes I found at my local Walmart recently – cute right?

And the gold little heart just beckoned me since it reminded me of the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and it’s gold foil accents!

I’ve made a quick little tutorial for you too! So why not check it out?

Painted with Love Post it Note Holder Tutorial (printable) PDF

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Petal Palette (*145785/145788)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950)

Paper: Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580), Rich Razzleberry Card stock (115316), Melon Mambo Card stock, Gold Glimmer Paper (133719), and Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Petal & More Thinlits Dies (145655), Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (141707), and Bone Bolder (102300)

Adhesives: Snail Adhesive (104332/104331) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Non Stampin’ Up!: 3″ x 3″ Sticky Note Pad

*Petal Palette Bundle (145973/145974)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store in January and use Host Code RQGVFRW6 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you so I can mail you your FREE gift!

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Petal Palette

The Petal Palette suite of products found on page 22 & 23 in the Occasions Catalog is filled with all kinds of goodies. And since the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is done in Black & White it’s a great option for all kinds of projects.

Check out these two lovely card made with the Petal Palette Bundle of products.

This first card uses the beautiful Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edged Ribbon (145489). And an Aqua Painter (103954) was used to create the quick swash of color behind this happy little fellow.

This second card uses our Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (138281) to frame the branch image and sentiment from the set.

Which is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know. Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a fun little Valentine gift with you.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store in January and use Host Code RQGVFRW6 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you so I can mail you your FREE gift!

 

Wondering How to Get YOUR Copy?

  • If you haven’t ordered in a while
  • Don’t have a demonstrator

Contact me at stampwithjini@gmail.com or give me a call. I’ll be happy to mail you one or if your local set one aside for pick up

 

Sweet Soiree

Love is in the air and if you’ve got some special upcoming occasions this year you’re going to love the Sweet Soiree Suite of products found on page 12 & 13 of the Occasions Catalog. Filled with elegant options for your paper crafting needs.

Check out these two beautiful cards made with the Cake Soiree Stamp Set (145521/145745) – this first one used the Silver Foil Washi Tape from Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit (145578) as a finishing touch under the cake.

Beautifully done in Berry Burst and silver. Don’t you love the Silver Foil (132178) cake stand cut using the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (145617)?

And how about this second card that uses items from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit (145578) as it’s focal point. The Marina Mist 3/8″ Scalloped Velvet Ribbon is just beautiful.

This card also uses our New Simply Stripes Embossing Folder (145648) for the back ground, Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (145564) and to die for Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon (145489).

I just love the way Stampin’ Up! items coordinate together! Great news there is a bundle (145816/147627)  that includes both the stamp set and Framelits dies – so you can save 10% too.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store in January and use Host Code RQGVFRW6 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Party Pandas Valentine Nugget Treats

Want a quick and easy treat for Valentine’s Day? How about this chocolate filled treat made with the two of our Sale-a-bration items? Just one pack of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper will make quite a few of these goodies. So why not grab a bag of Nuggets and get started?

Here are the instructions – the supply list is below for you.

  1. Cut 5 strips of Designer Series Paper 1″ x 3″ (make sure the pattern is going the direction you want. For mine I lined the hearts up along the top edge and cut 1″ strips that then I cut into 4 3 inch sections.)
  2. Using your Glue Dots add one to each end of the Designer Series Paper and place one against the Nugget and wrap the Designer Series Paper all the way around. The second Glue Dot will seal the other end down.
  3. Slide the nuggets into cello bag.
  4. Cut a piece of Blushing Bride Card stock 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″; score at 2 1/4″
  5. Stamp your sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink along the bottom of card stock.
  6. Fold the sentiment piece in half and slip over the top of the cello bag and staple. (Your scallop circle will hide the staple on the front.)
  7. Run a piece of Calypso Coral card stock through the Big Shot using the scallop circle Framelits die.
  8. Attach the scallop circle to the nugget topper, leaving it hang a bit above the top.
  9. Stamp your panda image onto Whisper White card stock using Basic Black Archival Ink.
  10. Color in heart using your Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.
  11. Cut panda out using the circle Framelits die.
  12. Adhere the panda image to the scallop circle card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

That’s it! Quick and easy – now you just need to share your treat!

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Party Pandas (Sale-a-bration 147218/147221) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker (144033)

Paper: Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 147244),   Blushing Bride (131198), Calypso Coral (122925) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (141703), Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store in January and use Host Code RQGVFRW6 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Wondering How to Get YOUR Copy of the Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalogs?

  • If you haven’t ordered in a while
  • Don’t have a demonstrator

Contact me at stampwithjini@gmail.com or give me a call. I’ll be happy to mail you one or if your local set one aside for pick up

Happy Wishes

Today’s cards are created with the Happy Wishes stamp set (147224/147227) which is one of our Sale-a-bration stamp sets that you can earn FREE when you place a qualifying order.

This set is loaded with 16 great sentiments and is one of our two $100 reward items an option that is NEW for us this year!

This first card is teamed up with our black and white Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589).

And here is a fun colorful card that uses our Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins (145609) for a pop of color.

Did you know that during Sale-a-bration there are 3 ways to earn this stamp set or any of the item Sale-a-bration products? Shop, Host or Join. Want to learn more or get your own Sale-a-bration brochure? You can Email me today at StampwithJini@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to help you.

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a quick and easy Valentine treat I made recently to share with you.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store in January and use Host Code RQGVFRW6 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you so I can mail you your FREE gift!

Lift Me Up Chocolate Slider Card

Do you love to make a little something for family and friends for Valentine’s Day? I found these cute little boxes of chocolate recently and couldn’t resist making something with them.

This little project is so quick and easy and since the Lift Me Up stamp set has a lot of sentiments to choose from you could make this project for all kinds of Occasions!

The lid lifts up so that you can write a little something under the lid and the box of chocolate slides out for easy access. My hubby is going to love that. LOL!

Want to learn how to make one for yourself? Here is a quick and easy video tutorial for you.

Lift Me Up Slider Card Video Tutorial

I’ve also made a printable PDF for you too with the complete supply list and instructions since the video focuses on the slider card it self. Why not check it out?

Lift Me Up Slider Card (printable) PDF

Enjoy!

 

Supplies: 

Stamp Set: Lift Me Up (142893/142896)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950) and Melon Mambo Classic Ink (126948)

Paper: Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580), Powder Pink (144244), Rich Razzleberry (115316), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Up & Away Framelits Dies (142748), Banner Triple Punch (14138292), and Bone Bolder (102300)

Non Stampin’ Up!: Russell Stover 2 oz. chocolate box

 

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Shop at my Online Store in January and use Host Code RQGVFRW6 place a $75 order and receive a FREE gift!

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code If you order Online make sure your profile information is up to date and you’ve allowed me to contact you so I can mail you your FREE gift!

Sign up for my FREE Newsletter My Newsletters include stamping tips, ideas and updates on what is happening with me! You’ll also receive a FREE Class Tutorial using the 2017-2019 In Colors when you sign up!