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.

Vintage Tools Fun Fold Tutorial

It’s another Tutorial Friday! Today’s card is a fun fold highlighting the Vintage Tools stamp set. Both my guys are handymen who enjoy working with their toys, oops I mean tools. lol So this tool set called out to me as soon as I saw it, knowing I could use it time and time again.

Today’s card is a fun fold that opens a bit differently with it’s side panel.

If you’d like to see how I cretaed this card check out my video tutorial below. I’ve also included a PDF with measurement, instructions, the video link, and supply list that you can print off and keep for reference.

Vintage Tools Fun Fold Card Tutorial PDF

I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial and want to make some of your own too! You can also look for my previous tutorial using this set HERE.

Supplies:

StampsVintage Tools (159098)

PaperHe’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (159068), Early Espresso (119686), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

InkMemento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114/119789), and Sahara Sand Classic Ink (147117/105220)

AccessoriesDeckled Rectangle Dies (159173), Blending Brushes (153611), and Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (159082)

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Trimming the Tree

The holidays bring back memories of trudging thru the snow to choose just the right tree from our field. I helped plant those blue spruce seedlings one by one with my father as a young child, stomping on the ground after he poured the water and dirt back around the seedling. That was many years ago and those acres of seedlings are now a forest; unfortunately he didn’t live to see his dream of selling trees for the holidays. But every year as the tree goes up in our home I think of that time we spent together and how much I loved being his helper.

The Trimming the Tree stamp set brings back a flood of memories with it lovely evergreen image.

Such a simple image that evokes years of holidays memories. This card done in Garden Green and Real Red has a simplistic majesty to it.

And did you know that the Trimming the Tree stamp set has a set of coordinating dies that you can get during the Perfect Partners promotion in September? But it separately or buy it in a bundle the choice is yours.

Create lovely cards for the holiday season with the Trimming the Tree Bundle (162522) of products.

If you want to see all 6 sets of dies that are included in this special September promotion stop by my Online store today.

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This Birthday Piggy

The This Birthday Piggy is sooo cute. You won’t be able to resist their sweet little faces and all occasion sentiments.

Plus, this month, you can not only order the set but coordinating dies too! And if you don’t already own the stamp set you can get them in a money saving bundle (162521) while supplies last!

You’ll love the additional die cut images that you can use to coordinate with this set. Want to see some fun cards made with the This Birthday Piggy stamp set? I’ve got 4 bright and cheerful cards that I’m sharing with you today.

What do you think? Can you choose a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best? Then stop by my Online store to check out all the specials die sets that coordinate with some of our Annual and Mini Catalog stamp sets. They are available this month only.

But only while supplies last; stamp sets will continued to be offered after the promotion ends.

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Gathered Wheat & More

With the cooler mornings and the hay rolls dotting the fields I think of the fall harvest. So today I’m sharing some lovely cards with you made with sets from our Mini Catalog for the fall. My first swap card that I’m sharing with you uses the Gathered Wheat stamp set (159841) from page 51 of the Mini.

This stamp set not only has a coordinating die set (159842) it also contains some wonderful sentiments that can be used for different occasions.

These next two cards use the Hello Harvest Bundle (159644) from page 50 of the Mini. This first card is a fun easel fold and uses Stampin’ Blends to add color to the images.

And this next fun fold card teams up the die with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder (159847) and Stitched Greenery Die (155451). Don’t you love how all our products work together?

The beautiful gold foil pumpkin has an embossed design that is built into the die and it picks up the foiling from the Festive Foils Specialty (159536) paper. Beautiful, right? And this final card is another fun fold.

This card uses the Good Feelings stamp set (158737) and the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (Host 159913)

So simple, but a bright and cheerful thank you card.

Feeling a bit more like fall? Well ready or not here it comes, this year fall equinox falls on Thursday the 22nd.

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Get Ready for the Holidays with my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack!

Have your cards ready to go when are ready to send them this holiday season. My Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stacks are one of my class favorites each year and you’ve got choices! I’ve designed 5 clean and simple cards that you can choose from AND you can make as many sets of 10 as you’d like during this 2 day event that gives you flexibility for stamping. There is also a Online option too!

Designer Series Paper patterns may vary

Create 10 cards per set, choose from 5 different designs, AND Make as many sets of 10 as you want!

Thursday, October 7th 10 am – 4 pm

OR  

Saturday, October 8th 10 am – 4 pm

Work at your own pace. Everything is included except your favorite Adhesives.

Class Fee: $18 (per set of 10 cards)

Buy 4 sets and get the 5th set for FREE!!!

RSVP and Prepay by Wednesday, September 28th

Not Local? Or just want the Online Class?

Class PDF & Videos  (only) $20

Stamp-a-Stack Class Kit simply pay shipping for flat rate padded envelope $9.65 and your card options

Sets of 10

Here is the fine print –

  • There a 5 card designs to choose from; you tell me which ones you’d like to make
  • You’ll make a stack of 10 each design/designs you choose
  • You can choose to do as many designs or stacks of 10 as you’d like to
  • Envelopes are included
  • Adhesives are not provided
  • You work at your own pace. Let me know if you would like to purchase any of the items in the supply list so you’ll have them in time for the class.
  • Come to one of the times or both; it’s up to you!

Let me know if you have any questions. Simply email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com or call 706 754-7124

Online Class Supply List:

You’ll need the following supplies listed by card to complete the projects as designed if not attending the LIVE event. Or would like to receive them for the Live event.

Card A

Christmas Scottie Bundle #159744 (Mini p. 34) $36.75

Real Red Classic Ink #147084 $8

Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink #147104 $8

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad #132708 $6

Card B

Peace to You #159776 (Mini p. 41) $23

Night of Navy Classic Ink #147110 $8

Card C

Snow Crystal #159821 (Mini p. 38) $21

Starry Night Classic Ink #159212 $8

Bermuda Bay Classic Ink #147096 $8

Card D

Joyful Flurry stamp set #159084 $22 (Mini p. 19) $22

Coastal Cabana Classic Ink #147097 $8

Fresh Freesia Classic Ink #155611 $8

Card E

Brightest Glow stamp set #159542 (Mini p. 33 ) $22 or Bundle #159552 $52

Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink #147083 $8

Old Olive Classic Ink #147090 $8

You won’t want to miss out on this Christmas Card Class – No fuss or worrying this year about having your cards ready to send out when the time comes!

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Nuts About Squirrels Card Tutorial

Today is my third and final card that I’ve created for you along with it’s tutorial using the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set from the Annual Catalog. If you haven’t already checked it out I’m sure you’ll want to do so along with the previous tutorials I’ve created with this set too. Not only do you have the last few days but there are also some from earlier, HERE

This stamp set is so much fun to work with and since it is a 2-step stamp set you can create all kinds of color combinations with it giving you a lot of versatility.

Today’s card is one that you can send to a friend of family member to check in. As always I find with the start of school illness happens and this is a cheerful way of letting someone know you’re thinking of them.

With its fun bright colors the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper makes this card sooo easy to create. I like the way our Designer Series Papers gives you are built in color combination option every time.

Want to see how I created this card? Here is a quick video tutorial for you.

And of course what is a video without a supply list and PDF to work with? As always my pdf will give you measurements, step by step instructions with video link, and the supply list. Making it a great resource to print off and have on hand.

Nuts About Squirrels Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy! And don’t forget to order envelopes with your supplies so you’re ready to mail your cards as soon as you create them.

Supplies:

StampsNuts About Squirrels (156475)

PaperCelebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (Host 159913), Granny Apple Green Card stock (146990), Crushed Curry Card stock (131199), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

InkMemento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456), Crushed Curry Classic Ink (147087/131158), and Smoky Slate Classic Ink (147113/131159)

Accessories: Layering Circle Dies (151770), Parakeet Party 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon (159196), and 2022 In Color Matte Decorative Dots (159186)

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Nuts About Squirrels Fun Fold Card

Need a quick and easy fun fold card to say hi to someone this fall? How about this one using the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set (156475) from the Annual Catalog?

This card highlights the adorable little squirrel and fun pack of Celebrate Everything (Host 159913) that you can earn for free with a qualifying order or party. This pack of paper works for all kinds of projects, but today I’ll be highlighting the lovely falling leaves pattern in my video tutorial. And don’t forget the inside and envelope too!

A little bit of stamping goes along way to bring your project all together and make it special.

Nuts About Squirrels Fun Fold Card Tutorial PDF

So what do you think of my fun card using the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set? Why not leave me a comment and let me know. Then stop back by tomorrow for my last tutorial of the week.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamps: Nuts About Squirrels (156475)

Paper: Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (Host 159913), Granny Apple Green Card stock (146990), Crushed Curry Card stock (131199), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (132708/133456), Crushed Curry Classic Ink (147087/131158), and Smoky Slate Classic Ink (147113/131159)

Accessories: Layering Circle Dies (151770), Parakeet Party 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon (159196), and 2022 In Color Matte Decorative Dots (159186)

Visit my Online Store

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It’s almost here – Our 24 Hour Stamp Sale!!!

Sales Period: Thursday, September 15th 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 p.m. (MT)

Details:
  • The sale will run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to *ALL stamps from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.
  • Check out the list of stamps that are included in the sale and be ready to act quickly!
  • Look for the “Stamp Sale” category when the sale is LIVE on Thursday.
  • Stamp sets available while supplies last!

*Host stamp sets are not included in this sale.

CLICK HERE for the printable PDF or below on the image

And don’t forget these additional September promotions too!

Order in my Online Store tomorrow, Thursday September 15th or contact me today and I’ll be happy to place your order for you when the sale starts tomorrow!

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Nuts About Squirrels Color Blocking Card

Want to create a big bold look for your next project? Why not try out this simple Color Blocking technique that I used for this card? It’s quick and simple to do but yet backs a wow too.

I’ve used the fun Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper that you can earn when placing a qualifying order or gathering with friends. And got to say it’s a huge stack of paper that you’ll love using over and over again during your crafting since it covers not only the different fall and winter occasions but also has some basic patterns too!

Check out this card that I made highlight 2 of the patterns in this pack of paper.

Fun right? And the 6×6 2022 In Color Glimmer Paper adds a bit of shimmer and shine to this project. I just love this cute little 2 step stamp set, Nuts About Squirrels for projects and treats. Want to see how I made this fun card to send to friends and family this fall?

Nuts About Squirrels Color Blocking Card Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

And then don’t forget to stop by my Online store to check out this fun little stamp set for your fall projects today.

Over the next 2 days I’ll be sharing tutorials for you to make 3 bright cheerful fall cards, so you’ll want to be sure to stop back by each day. Or better yet why not sign up HERE to receive my posts right in your email inbox so you don’t miss out!

Supplies:

StampsNuts About Squirrels (156475)

Paper: 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 Glimmer Paper (159246), Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (Host159913), Granny Apple Green Card stock (146990), Crushed Curry Card stock (131199),  Basic White Card stock (159276), and Basic White Thick Card stock (159229)

InkSoft Suede Classic Ink (147115/115663), Sahara Sand Classic Ink (147117/105220), Granny Apple Green Classic Ink (147095/154885), and Poppy Parade Classic Ink (147050/119791)

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Blending Brushes (153611), and 2022 In Color Matte Decorative Dots (159186)

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Ho Ho Ho with Paper Pumpkin!

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit for October!

This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

About The Kit

Kit Name: Ho Ho Ho

This kit includes:

  • Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Die-cut labels
  • Iridescent foil die-cut snowflakes
  • Vellum
  • Vanilla expoy dots
  • Adhesive dots
  • Mini Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

Subscription Information

Subscribe with me for the October Paper Pumpkin Kit between now and October 10th at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

Got questions? Contact me today (StampwithJini@gmail.com) I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about this fun all inclusive crafting option