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.

Have you got yours reserved?

This is the last call for this years 2019 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share & Design tool options – invoices will begin going out this weekend. So why not make sure to reserve yours today and guarantee your spot?

You’ve got 2 great Designer Series Paper Options for the NEW 2019 Annual Catalog!

These 2 options are being done with a Prepaid Reservation period – I can’t guarantee there will be more spots after the June 2nd deadline.   This post has a lot of info in it so make sure to read all the way to the bottom.

And of course I’m happy to answer any questions about this option I’m offering.

Option 1: NEW Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Book

It’s back – you seemed to enjoy this option when we offered it for the Occasions Catalog and so my friend Anna and I are offering this option again for you to see all the Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Annual Catalog AND have a way to quickly see the coordinating Card Stock of each Designer Series Paper pack too! No more hunting through stacks of paper since everything is in one place. And now you can get one too!

What do you get?

  • Each set contains 12 Swatch Books: Contains 9 Designer Series Paper and 3 Specialty Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
  • Measures 2 3/4″ x 6″
  • Books contain a piece of each Designer Series Paper staggered at 1/4″ for easy flipping. The shortest piece of Designer Series paper is 4 3/4″ long.
  • Each swatch book contains all of the coordinating Card Stock listed for the pack of Designer Series Paper.
  • Each swatch book is labeled with the name of the Designer Series Paper, Item number and a list of the coordinating card stock colors included in the Designer Series Paper as per the Annual Catalog.
  • Each Designer Series Paper Swatch Book is assembled with a post for easy turning.
  • I’ll need payment by the end of the day June 2nd if you would like to participate and get yours as soon as possible after the catalog launches.

Want to see them in action? Check out my quick Video

(from my Occasions Catalog Swatch Books, you get the idea)

Design Tool & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books:

Wondering why you need one?

  • It’s perfect as a reference guide for Designer Series Paper while you create your projects since everything is in one place.
  • A post at the bottom so you can easily fan out the Designer Series Paper and Card Stock and see things for designing.
  • The staggered Designer Series Papers make it easy for you to flip though the colors and patterns and see the coordinating card stock with each piece.
  • Just 2 3/4″ x 6″ – it’s small enough to sit on your desk and not get in the way
  • Labels to tell you Designer Series Paper Name, item number, and the coordinating colors of card stock. (So, you can order more of your favorite paper easily)
  • If you are a demonstrator this is an easy, affordable, portable way to carry samples of ALL the Designer Series Paper with you to show at your parties

Cost: $30 (plus $7.35 shipping)

Hear what others are saying about this Design Tool

Received my swatch books, and I love them! Love the design with adding the cardstock. Great idea! And I like how you can swivel them.

Nancy C

I really enjoyed the one I ordered for the Occasions catalog.

Robin

Love the idea of seeing the cardstock colors with the dsp in one place. 

Debra

Option 2: Designer Series Paper Share

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:


This share includes 69 sheets of Annual Designer & Specialty Paper here is the break down

  • Woven Threads, Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballard, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See a Silhouette, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Mosaic Mood and Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6 x 12 of 6 double sided patterns from each pack
  • Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Series Papers: 6×12 of 3 single sided patterns

This is like our own little Paper Stack and it is a cost-effective way to “get it all”.

Cost $40 for each share

Designer Series Paper Add On Option: 6×6 Color Collection

Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, 2018 In Color and 2019 In Color Paper Stacks

What will I get?  This Share includes the following:

This share includes 100 sheets of 6×6 of 2 double sided patterns from each stack

Cost $35 for each share

I Want It All Designer Series Paper Collection Option:

Includes both the 6×12 Designer Series Paper Share AND 6×6 Color Collection Shares

This share includes 69 sheets of 6×12 Annual Designer & Specialty Paper, plus 100 sheets of 6×6 Designer Series Paper

Cost $75

You are welcome to get more than one share; spots are not held until payment is received.

Postage is $7.65, due to the flat rate legal envelope size and the 6×12 Designer Series Paper. Please include your address that you’d like your package sent to.

Fine print:

There are 8 spots for each share; I’ll do as many shares as there is interest and will order the share as soon as all the spots are filled. Once the share is filled, I will send you a PayPal (These will start around May 26th). Payments must be received by end of the day June 2nd.

Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book and Paper Share – Or both!

How to Reserve yours?

You’ll need to email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com) or call me (706 754-7124) to hold your spot ASAP, since there isn’t a lot of time before I need to place the order on June 3rd so you get yours as soon as possible after the catalog goes live.

EMAIL me directly at StampwithJini@gmail.com with your information listed below to save your spot in the share: (Note: For multiple shares and/or swatch books – contact me for a shipping quote…a Flat Rate packaging can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:

1.  Full Name

2.  Mailing Address (US only)

3.  Indicate how many Paper Shares and/or Design Tool & DSP Swatch Book sets you would like to reserve

4.  Email for PayPal invoicing

When your shares/swatch book order fills, I will email a PayPal invoice for payment process (around May 26th).  I will then place my order with Stampin’ Up! once payment is received for the shares/swatch book.

PayPal is easy — and a PayPal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card.  When you receive your PayPal invoice by email, you can choose to pay using your PayPal funds or by a credit/debit card.  Simply follow their instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. It should be simple!

And of course, if you live locally – just let me know if you prefer to pick up your items rather than pay for the shipping and I’ll invoice you accordingly.

NOTE:  The first share/swatch books if placed on June 4th can be expected in about 2 weeks after I place the order. Here is how my paper shares/swatch books work… first I save your spot and collect your payment, then I place the order, receive the order, cut and package the paper, package up your swatch book/share for mailing and then take them to the Post Office to ship.

As always – Please let me know if you have any questions.

Last Chance Products

Today’s post highlights 7 stamp sets that will be Retiring in just 7 days

The first set I’m highlighting is the Bella & Friends stamp set (141867/141870) – if you’ve got 4 legged family members you’ll know why it’s a must have. After all it’s just too cute!

Here’s a great one to kick off summer – Fabulous Flamingo (143758).

And here is a fun one for all ages – The Bubble Over stamp set (145868) and it’s coordinating dies, Bottles & Bubbles (145663)

And how about these boots from the Country Livin’ stamp set (141922/141925), it’s not just for guys.

And this next card uses the Life Me Up stamp set (142893/142896) and it’s coordinating dies, Up & Away (142748).

Need something special for the bikers in your life? How about this one – it’s not often we get a motorcycle set – One Wild Ride (141712/141724).

And finally the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (143852/143855) – the sentiments in this set are quite lovely.

That’s it for the day – Be sure to check out these and other great sets that will be gone soon!

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Just 1 Week left to get May’s Promotional Bundle – Everything is Rosy

Saying Goodbye to Dragonfly Dreams, Eastern Beauty & More

Today’s cards were once again created with stamp sets found on our Last Chance List – why not check them out?

These first cards are made with the Dragonfly Dream stamp set (142924) one of my favorites along with their coordinating dies, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (142749).

This first one uses the Timeless Textures stamp set (Last Chance Item 140514/140517) too.

And here is one that uses our Stampin’ Spritzers and sponging to create a wonderful background simply by placing a mask created with the die.

And a couple of Fancy Folds

And this final resist card using the Dragonfly Dreams and dies.

Want to see some more cards? Here are some cards made with the Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675) and their coordinating dies, the Eastern Medallions Thinlits (143725). I love the way this first card I made is monochromatic – using just Basic Black and the retiring Lemon Lime Twist. This In Color has been extremely popular.

And this next groups of card is made with the set called Bike Ride (143716). This set gives you tons of options since it is a 2 step stamp set and also has the Build a Bike Framelits Dies (143729) that coordinate with it.

This card is a fun waterfall card that I made during a shoe box swap

And here is a simply elegant card using the Artistically Asian stamp set (141778/141781).

And how about this one using the fun Brusho Crystal Colors (144101) – a fun way to add a pop of color to any project.

And last but not least the final cards today highlights our Southern Serenade stamp set (145918/145921).

Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more cards using some of my favorite retiring stamps.

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Timeless Textures, Petal Palette & More

Today’s cards all use some of my favorite stamp sets that are part of the Last Chance List – And did you know that our retiring stamps will only be guaranteed for a few more days and then they too will be while supplies last? Yep, so why not take a look at these great card and then check out the Last Chance list before they are no longer available?

This first group of cards uses the Petal Palette stamp set (145785/145788) along with the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies (145655). I love the font the sentiment use in this set and the selection of sentiments too which make it a great set for all kinds of occasions.

And here are some that I’ve received in swaps over the past. I just love this little bird.

And how about some cards made using the Timeless Texture Stamp set (140514/140517)? This set is fantastic for adding some texture to any project!

And finally a card or two using the Bright Wishes Stamp set (143823/143827).

Have you RSVP’d for the 2019 Annual Catalog Kick Off – Saturday June 1st and saved your spot?

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Humming Along & More

Do you love humming birds? I know I do and I always look forward to seeing them in the spring at my feeders. Although this year I’m wondering if the severe weather is affecting them this spring since I’ve only seen a few of them a couple of weeks ago.

Today’s card all use the Humming Along stamp set from the Occasions Catalog

This first card uses our Brusho Crystal Colors (last chance Item #144101) – a fun way to add bright bold color to any project!

This next one uses our ever popular Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack (last chance Item #148554) and the Tufted Embossing Folder (146335) a great choice for adding a bit of texture to any project.

And how about these next two that also use our Stampin’ Blends – LOVE coloring with the Blends it is so easy and I find them relaxing too!

This Bundle (150621) is on the Last Chance List and is only available while supplies last or through the end of the catalog period, June 3rd. So you’ll want to be sure to get it now if it’s on your shopping list.

And here is another set from the Annual Catalog this time that is on the Last Chance List – Sitting Pretty (146615) and it’s coordinating Pretty Park Framelits Dies (146851)

There is a little bull dog that isn’t used on this card – but makes it a perfect set for our Georgia Bull Dog fans.

Have you saved your spot and RSVP’d for the 2019 Annual Catalog Kick Off?

See and Create with the NEW Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Products
See the NEW 2019-2021 In Colors
Make 2 darling projects with products from the NEW Annual Catalog

Saturday, June 1st
Drop in between and pick up your NEW 2019 Catalog
1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $10 (or free with a minimum order)
RSVP and Prepay by Wednesday, May 22nd to hold your spot

Click on my Calendar of Events or Email me (StampwithJini@gmail.com)
to RSVP and hold your spot

RSVP is a must for all events! So I can have enough cut for everyone. Stampwithjini@gmail.com or call 706 754-7124Doors open 5 minutes before class Adhesive not included
Need Adhesive? No problem, pick yours up at the class.

Stamp Set: Humming Along (148758)

Accessories: Hummingbird Framelits Dies (148538)

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Geared Up Garage Mini Pizza Box

Father’s Day is right around the corner and here is a cute way to give a gift card or other small gift to dad.

I made this little box with the Geared Up Garage Bundle (150610) from the Occasions Catalog – a perfect set for the guys in our lives! I meant to share this earlier with you since I made it back at OnStage, but the tutorial got lost on my computer and I ran across it the other day. Do you ever do that? LOL if I don’t see it… you know how it goes.

So anyhow here is a pdf tutorial for you today.

Geared Up Garage Mini Pizza Box Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Geared Up Garage (148590)

Inks: Smoky Slate Classic Ink (147113)

Paper: Smoky Slate (131202) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (148486), Mini Pizza Boxes (144645), and Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (148521)

*Geared Up Garage Bundle (150610)

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Saying a fond farewell to Lovely as a Tree

It’s been 18 years since this wonderful stamp set was been introduced and now we are saying good bye to it. Lovely as a Tree (128655/127793) is such a fantastic set and can be used for all kinds of techniques and types of cards – simply team it up with your favorite sentiment set or use it alone the choice is yours.

Check out these wonderful cards made with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set – and then get yours before it’s gone!


And here are some great Christmas cards made with this set

So what do you think? You’ll want to hurry and get yours since it is only available for a short time. Check out this set along with others on our Last Chance List.

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Saying goodbye to All the Good Things

Today’s card uses one of the Last Chance stamp sets – All The Good Things (146555/146558) and it’s filled with wonderful images and sentiments.

Available in wood or clear mount it is a great addition to your collection. Check out this lovely card done in Night of Navy and silver.

I love the striking simplicity of this card. The image has been stamped in Night of Navy Classic Ink and layered onto a Night of Navy layer. Next comes a layer of Silver Foil (132178) that has been embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704).

And here is another that I made during a shoe box swap – I love the Marbled Background stamp (Last Chance List 143755/144772) that has been used on the card base and the Bokeh Dots stamp (148110/148113) that was used as a background for the koi image.

Really looks like water, right? And here is another card done in Garden Green and Crumb Cake that I’ve shared with you before – this cards got lots of texture. What great guy cards!

Why not check out this and other items that are part of our Last Chance list? Stamp sets are guaranteed through May 25th, but all the other items are while supplies last.

Stamp Set: All the Good Things ( 146555/146558 )

Inks: Night of Navy Classic Ink (147110/103033)

Paper: Silver Foil Sheets (132178) , Night of Navy (100867), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (143704)

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The Annual Catalog is right around the corner and I won’t be able to mail you one if you have chosen no contact.

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Tips for Cleaning your Simply Shammy

Does you shammy look like this?

This is a photo of my Simply Shammy after an event. tons of ink on it and it needs a good cleaning. I rinsed it in the sink to start with and got a lot of ink out of it, but still I felt it needed a better cleaning. So I jumped in and threw it in my dishwasher. Yes, you head me correctly. The color faded, I guess from the additive (I’m guessing) in the soap which didn’t bother me. However, while this worked I had stood it up on the top rack and it left little “dents” in my Simply Shammy where it rested on the bottom that have never come out. This did not make me happy.

You can see it here on the right side of the Simply Shammy.

So I figured I’d try the washer with my towels (and even my sheets lately in a pinch). I know what you’re thinking. It will stain my towels, right? I didn’t find that to be the case at all. But if you are still a little hesitant why not throw it in with something dark?

And this process worked even with the hot water I use for my towels and it didn’t leave marks or make the Simply Shammy fade either which made me happy. I’ve even missed one and dried it with the towels, it didn’t seem to hurt it but I try not to do that.

Love it! They are Clean & Fresh and ready to go for the next event!

So if your Simply Shammy is getting a bit grungy why not give it a try?

I really love these things and have multiples that I keep in a “carrying” case so I can take it with me and it stays moist when I’m stamping – If you haven’t seen my post and download for it you can check it out HERE.

Remember to allow yours to dry when not in use and simply wet again when you need it. Here in Georgia it is pretty humid so they can get kind of gross if you don’t.

Supplies:

Accessories: Simply Shammy (147042) and Standard Stamp Case (119105)

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Quick & Easy Graduation Cards

I needed to whip up a bunch of graduation cards last weekend for my daughter’s students and my mind went immediately to the Large Letter Framelits Dies (1414712) that are part of the Last Chance List. I’m really going to miss the Letters for You stamp set (141968) and these coordinating dies since they make fast cards that are easily customizable to suit your needs.

Here is what I came up with

I reached for my Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Last Chance 146964) since I needed multiples – school colors are red and black, a very common due here in Georgia. LOL!

Want to make some for yourself? With our Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks it’s soooo easy to make a bunch simply pick a family that has the color you need and team it up with the 2nd color using the dies!

Here is a quick tutorial for you with the complete supply list, sorry no video today I’m still cleaning up from my Spring Consignment Sale.

Large Letter Graduation Card Tutorial PDF

Many of these items are on the Last Chance List and are only available while supplies last. If you haven’t already taken a look, why not stop by and look at what is retiring now so you don’t miss out?

Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Petal Palette (145785/145788)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456)

Paper: Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper (146964), Whisper White Thick (144237), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Large Letters (141712) and Petals & More Thinlits Dies (145655)

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