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.

#imbringingbirthdaysback with Daisy Lane in April

Wow, it has taken me a bit longer than I had planned to share this card with you – I can’t believe it is already the 8th and my birthday cards went out earlier this month already. Having everyone home including my adult children has been a crazy, but wonderful to have everyone under our roof again. It just creates a different rhythm to my day. lol

Any how here is the card – I used the bright and cheerful Bermuda Bay and teamed it up with our Daisy Punch and the Daisy Lane stamp set. I think it’s great for spring!

What do you think? Why not leave me a comment?

This card is simple to whip up and easy to make multiples of since our Designer Series Paper Stack has multiple sheets in each color.

Here is a quick video tutorial for you.

#imbringingbirthdaysback April Daisy Lane Birthday Card Video Tutorial

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And how about a PDF tutorial too? It includes the complete supply list and step by step directions.

#imbringingbirthdaysback April Daisy Lane Birthday Card Tutorial PDF

I’m sending birthday Cards in 2020! Would you like one?

Would you like to receive a birthday card from me in 2020? I’ve started a new list now for 2020 and will be collecting birthdays to add to it starting now through the end of the year for 2020-2021.

So if you want to be one of those who receive a hand stamped birthday card from me, it’s simple just send an email to me at StampwithJini@gmail.com and give me the following information.

Name

Address

Date of birth

(I just need the month and day since we’re all young at heart. But you can include the year if you want to. US only)

(fine print: All info will be kept private and be used only for the purposes of sending you a birthday card)

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Daisy Lane (149325)

Inks: Bermuda Bay (147096/131156) and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (147087/131158)

Paper: Brights Collection 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack (149613), Bermuda Bay (131197), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Daisy Punch (143713), 2″ Circle Punch (133782), Banner Triple Punch (138292), and 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869)

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Last 24 hours to PreOrder your My Meadow Virtual Class Kit

No Matter the Weather Note Card Tutorial

March’s Paper Pumpkin kit had 2 stamp sets – the one that came with the kit and then a bonus set that coordinated with it. And it seemed like a wonderful kit for right now. I really enjoyed putting it together and creating with the sets themselves. So today I thought I’d share my alternate project with you that I created as a thank you card for those who subscribe to the kit.

I use the Note Cards & Envelopes for these cards since they are a great value and wonderful for newer stampers since you receive the card base and envelope for one low price.

Here is my video tutorial showing you how I created this card – why not take a few minutes to check it out?

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And a PDF that you can print off with a complete supply list

No Matter the Weather Note Card Tutorial PDF

I couldn’t resist these boots they are so cute – I’ve used the Rocco Rose Ink spot from last months kit for this next alternate that has the same basic layout but adds a layer of color for the background too.

Which do you like better? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

And of course if you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get great kits like these delivered right to your mail box each month you can sign up by clicking HERE.

What will you get when you sign up for the April Paper Pumpkin kit?

For April, Stampin’ Up! has created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

A great option while we practice social distancing and shelter in place right now

Paper Pumpkin knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, they have provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

About the April Kit

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

But if you’d like to enjoy this month’s kit you’ll want to sign up today since we only have 2 days left to subscribe. Want to learn more Click HERE or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Enjoy!

Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another tutorial with you.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: No Matter the Weather (March Kit 153964)

Inks: Basic Gray (147118/147171) and Balmy Blue Classic Ink (147105/147168)

Paper: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (144236), Basic Gray (121044), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006) and rain drops from kit

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My Meadow Virtual Class PreOrder starts today!

Stamp Virtually with me any time day or night!   This kit brings you the feel of water coloring and allows you to stamp when it is convenient for you!

This Class is great for all skill levels – beginning or advanced.  

You’ll get a FREE class kit of materials along with the PDF and videos too. That’s a $30 value  for FREE!   You’ll only be paying for the product in the class (plus First Class Priority shipping for the kit)

Product Included in this class:

  • My Meadow Set ($21 retail)
  • Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pads ($15 retail)
  • 2 1/4″ Circle Punch ($18 retail)
  • Tax & Shipping

  You’ll receive from me for FREE: (Kit Materials)

  • Pre-cut supplies to make 6 cards (that’s 2 each of 3 designs)
  • Class PDF and Videos showing you how to create these projects
  • 6 Whisper White Envelopes so you can mail your projects when you are ready

You’ll need these additional supplies to complete the cards in this class:

  • Ink Pad: Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana Classic Ink (There is an “I want it all” option to include these products if you don’t already have them. See Option #2)
  • Banner Triple Punch
  • Peaceful Moments Stamp set Item #151595 (or another sentiment set of your choice)
  • Basic adhesives (this includes Snail and Stampin’ Dimensionals)
  • Clear blocks to mount your stamps

Here are your choices for PreOrdering this class:

Choose an option:


Option #1: $71.96 (Class includes: My Meadow stamp set, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pads and 2 1/4″ Circle Punch)

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Option #2: $98.44 I want it all (This includes Option #1 and the following additional products: Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana Ink Pads)

If you already have a color, or need to substitute an item please email me right after paying for your class. (Your substituted item must fit in the class packaging. I’m afraid that means no Designer Series Paper, card stock, or large tools.)

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Option #3: Place a $60 in my Online Store HERE using the Host Code WJFPEE49   (Your order will ship directly to you and you will receive your class materials kit separately).

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Option #4 (Blue Mountain Stampers Only): Order just the Class Kit of materials for only $12.

This option is only available for my Team Members, the Blue Mountain Stampers. Want to join my team? Click HERE to learn more about this great option!

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PREORDER by: Thursday, April 9th

So that I can get the supplies to you with plenty of time to craft Class Email with PDF and Videos along with the Kits will be mailed 10 – 14 days after the PreOrder ends.  

Fine Print: This allows me to order products, receive them, cut, and package for you.

Ornate Thanks Card Tutorial

Sorry I didn’t get this posted as planned late yesterday, but with the announcement yesterday afternoon from our Governor and our son’s birthday I was feeling overwhelmed and needed a bit of time to process. I’m sure that you can relate. This morning brought a lovely new sunrise and a bright new day and so I’m back to share.

So here we go –

Today’s project is one that I made for my April Thank You cards using the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release Bundle of products that just went live yesterday. Filled with beautiful colors and floral images this card allows the Specialty Designer Series Paper to shine.

This stamp set is filled with not only a wonderful selection of sentiments it uses a lovely font also. The coordinating dies have some lovely borders that I can’t wait to play with too.

I’ve whipped up a quick video for you and a PDF with supply list so you can create this project too while were home.

Ornate Thanks Card Video Tutorial

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Ornate Thanks April Thank You Card Tutorial PDF

I find crafting is good for the soul and the end result allows us to share a little bit of happy mail too. I’m planning on sending cards to family and friends to let them know I’m thinking of them along with hopefully lifting their spirits too during this time of social distancing.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Ornate Thanks (149471)

Inks: Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114/119789)

Paper: Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (152488), Terracotta Tile Card Stock (150884), Early Espresso Card stock (119686), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Ornate Layers Dies (1527726) and Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack (152479)

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Need a Catalog?

Don’t have a Demonstrator? Email me at StampwithJini@gmail.com include your name, address, and phone number and I’ll be happy to mail you one.

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 on the front porch.

Ornate Garden Suite Early Release

Stampin’ Up! is giving us a sneak peek with this Early Release Suite from the 2020 Annual Catalog – whoo hoo! And the Designer Series Paper contains one of our new upcoming In colors, Bumblebee too.

Check out this quick video showing you these products

You can see these products in my Online Store HERE.

Here is a printable flyer with details:

This Suite is filled with tons of coordinating product to create with and the great news is you can buy the Suite or choose which products you want individually!

Product NameItem NumberPrice
Ornate Garden Suite Collection154153$136.75
Ornate Thanks Bundle154115$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle154119$52.00
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder152725$9.00
Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack 152479$7.00
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 152488$15.00
Gilded Gems152478$7.00
Ornate Thanks Stamp Set 149471$18.00
Ornate Style Stamp Set152572$21.00
Ornate Layers Dies152726$37.00
Ornate Borders Dies152724$34.00

Here are some fun projects made with this Suite of Products.

AND for those of you who love my Organizational Items here are the Clear Cases to hold your Dies. You can see more information and other case inserts HERE

Ornate Border Dies Stamp Case Insert PDF

Ornate Layers Dies Stamp Case Insert PDF

Enjoy – and then stop back by later when I’ll be sharing my April Thank You Card with you!

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April Paper Pumpkin

Here is a great option for boredom busting and sending some love through the mail to those we aren’t able to be with while we are practicing social distancing over the coming weeks.

For April, Stampin’ Up! has created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

Paper Pumpkin knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, they have provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

About the April Kit

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

Click HERE to subscribe today and receive some fun crafting delivered right to your door.

Want to get some FREE Sale-a-bration items before the end of the month and they’re gone? Check out the Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription option HERE in my Online Store.

Chose the option for yourself or as a gift – the choice is yours and since Paper Pumpkin comes with everything you need it’s a great way to crafting during these difficult times.

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Peaceful Poppies & More

Today’s cards all use products found in the Peaceful Poppies suite (153938). Whether it is the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (151324), the Poppy Moments Dies (151594) or some of the Elements (151327) it’s a suite of products that will allow you to create with a wow factor.

Check out these lovely cards. This first one is one in Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow two colors found in our Neutrals Collection. And can you guess the stamp set the sentiment came from? Well it’s our

Well it’s one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets, Sending You Thoughts (152297) it’s just one of the products you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order.

And how about these two cards – they use the swirl from the Painted Labels Dies (151605)

And here is a card that uses the So Sentimental stamp set (151691) and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690) that are available in a money saving bundle (153828).

Just a note: We are just a week away from Sale-a-bration ending, so you may find some items on back order, but they’ll be back. So you may want to order the items that are available and then order your back order items later. If you’d like me to contact you about items that are currently on back order please let me know.

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It’s a Breathtaking Bouquet

This little background stamp (151612/152201) was one that I missed until a new friend at the table pointed it out to me – when I took a closer look at it I couldn’t believe I’d missed it.

I could see why she was excited since it looks great just as is, but when color is added to it. Wow!

Here are a few cards created with simple stamping using this bouquet of flowers. This first one is simply striking with it’s Pacific Point and Basic Gray combination and it shimmers since the large rose has been colored with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897).

If you don’t recognize it the bit of texture on the bottom was added with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (151474) and that sentiment has been punch out using the Label Me Lovely Punch (151296) and matted on vellum.

This next card is done in Lovely Lipstick – simple but striking

And this final card – the stamped image is Embossed with Black Embossing Powder on our Shimmer White Card stock. Matted in Grapefruit Grove and Basic Gray – a quick swish of the Aqua Painted to add the Grapefruit Grove around the focal point and your done!

The Shimmery White Card stock (101910) adds just the right amount of shimmer and is wonderful for water coloring since it is a bit heavier. If you haven’t given our Shimmer White Card stock you really should give it a try – you’ll love it!

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PreOrder ends tomorrow, March 26th

NEW Sale-a-bration Choices start today!

We have just 7 days left and Stampin’ Up! has given us some NEW choices to choose from – this time some of our favorite current Catalog products!

Here is the fine print:

Sales Period: March 24–March 31, 2020

  • Items are from current catalogs.
  • Reminder: The item numbers from the Sale-A-Bration Third Release flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. These products have different item numbers in the catalog and don’t register as part of Sale-A-Bration.
  • Sale-A-Bration Third Release items are available in addition to items that have already been released with this year’s Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Click on the image to see the printable flyer

And a Reminder there is Just 7 more days left – to get your Coordination Products

Coordination Product Release Flyer PDF

Coordination Product Release Chart (Includes Names of Coordinating Product Flyer) PDF

Here is the fine print:

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • No limits apply.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards & Sale-a-bration Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit.
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get your favorite products – The Birthday Dies have already sold out!

As always you can place your order Online or with me – the choice is yours

And of course if you want the best deal in the Catalog – Why not join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers. Click HERE for more information and how you can get $125 for just $99 with free shipping!

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Beautiful Moments

This stamp set is filled with beautiful sketched images, sentiments using a lovely font and is perfect for your favorite coloring technique.

Today I wanted to share this lovely card I received that uses our Stampin’ Blends to color these lovely images.

Done using the Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Texture was added with our Basket Weave and Texture 3D Embossing Folders. (Speaking of our wonderful 3D Embossing Folders – Did you know we have a special 3D Embossing Plate that you can use to make sandwich for embossing quick and easy when using your Big Shot or other Die machine? We also have replacement cutting plates available too.)

And here is another card I’ve shared with you earlier using this set. This time using bold Rich Razzleberry and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends inspired by the Poppies Designer Series Paper.

The options are endless since you can use the coloring method of your choice and each coloring tool you choose will give you a different feel which makes it a lot of fun to create with!

Are you at home? With the request that we stay in place, you’ll need a way to fight the boredom . Why not think about stamping? And of course staying connected with our family and friends by sending a card? Just because we have to be physically apart doesn’t mean we can’t reach out to others through different methods, like a phone call or sending a card. Not only will you brighten someones day, you’ll feel better too!

And of course I have class options that will allow you to still create while at home – check out my kit to go options found on my Calendar of Events or contact me today to learn more. Or my new Virtual Class option that I shared with you last week.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Beautiful Moments (151677)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708/133456), Crumb Cake (144582), Soft Suede (146874), Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends (146866)and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (144045), and Color Lifter (144608)

Paper: Whisper White Thick (140272), Calypso Coral (122925), Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Subtle 3d (151775), and Basket Weave 3d Embossing Folder (151797), 3D Embossing Folder Plate (149658), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144220), and Clear Wink of Stella (141897)

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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 (If you chose no contact in the past you’ll need to call 1-800-Stamp Up to have them change your profile for you.)