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.

More Cherish the Season

Yesterday I shared some cards with you done in the traditional red and green colors. Here are a couple more cards I wanted to share with you today. This first card uses Just Jade and Smoky Slate along with the Feels like Frost Specialty Designer Series paper (150444).

While the Just Jade isn’t a traditional Christmas green this card still has a traditional feel to it. The lovely little bell has been cut from our Silver Foil Sheets (132178). The colors make me think of snow and the song Silver Bells of course!

And this next card uses Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. The back ground has been embossed using the fun Winter Snow Embossing Folder (153577) and the bell’s bows are made using the lovely All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack (153541).

I just love the metallic edging on this ribbon pack. How about you?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cherish the Season (*153417)

Accessories: Sounds of the Season Dies (*154043)

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Cherish the Season

Have you seen the Cherish the Season bundle in the Mini Catalog on page 33? The set is filled with images of bells and is right on trend for this holiday season. I’ve been seeing bells every where. Yes, Christmas is right around the corner the year has been flying by!

Today I’m sharing a couple of cards with you that use this bundle both use our lovely ‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper (153489). This first card uses our beautiful Brushed Metallic Card stock (153524) for the bell along with the Tasteful Textile 3d Embossing Folder (152718) to add some texture to the background. I really think it is rather cool the way this die set cuts and embosses the bell at the same time.

And this next one teams the bundle up with the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Strip Ribbon (153542) and All the Trimming Ribbon Combo Pack (153541).

The bells are bright and really shine since they have been cut from our Gold Foil Sheets (132622).

So which is your favorite? Copper or Gold? why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Cherish the Season (*153417)

Paper: ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (153489), Brushed Metallic Card stock (153524), and Gold Foil Sheets (132622)

Accessories: Sounds of the Season Dies (*154043)

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Have a Hoot

Love owls? The new Have a Hoot Bundle is filled with some cute little owls using in the fall holidays for you and Christmas too!

Using the warm fall color Cajun Craze this card team up the Plaid Tiding Designer Series Paper (153527) to provide a fun fall feeling background with it’s images. The Iridescent Pearls (153549) and Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897) provide a bit a shimmer and shine to the card.

With the wind blowing and the temperatures only in the 70s here in North Georgia due to the latest hurricane I’ve been praying for those in Sally’s path. Even this far away we are expecting rain and some flooding over the next several days it seems like a good time to be spending some time crafting. Stay safe.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Have a Hoot (*153389)

Paper: Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (153527)

Accessories: Peek-a-Hoot Dies (*153573)

Save 10% with the Have a Hoot Bundle *(155208)

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Banner Year

If you love punches you’ll love the Banner Year Bundle. Not only does this set have images and sentiments that take you through the end of the year and into the beginning of next it coordinates with a punch that can be used over and over again!

Check out these lovely cards made with this bundle for Halloween.

This first card is done in Pumpkin Pie, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green. The sentiment is heat embossed. The little spiders are from the found in the Little Treat Box Dies (153571) and they are sitting on an embossed background created with the Cobwebs 3D Emobssing Folder (153578). A fun card for any age.

And this next card uses the Magic In the Night Designer Series Paper (153517) as a back drop for this next card.

Done in Blackberry Bliss, Pretty Peacock, and Basic Black it has a fun fold that allows the second pattern to be shown off.

If you haven’t already why not check out this fun bundle from our Mini Catalog (page 65) for you holiday crafts?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Banner Year (*153464)

Accessories: Banners Pick a Punch (*153608)

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More Merry Moose

Last week I shared some cards using the Merry Moose Bundle and today I wanted to share a couple more cards with you. Both of these cards use the Merry Moose Bundle and have teamed it up with the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (153527) and the Birch Background stamp (149256/149259) for a country feeling Christmas card.

The Gold Metallic Pearls (146282) add a bit of texture and richness to this card and I like the way that the Layering Circles Dies (151770) are used to high light the punched out moose.

And the pines are peeking through the cut out created with the Heart Punch Pack (151292) for this next card.

It’s a great set and it’s not just for Christmas. If you have sportsmen in the family you can team up this set with your favorite Birthday set or other all occasion set.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Merry Moose (*150494)

Accessories: Moose Punch (*150652)

*Save 10% with the Merry Moose Bundle (153015)

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Merry Moose

I’m so excited that this stamp set and punch are returning this year. They were so popular that they sold out last fall. Not only are they returning but you can get a 10% discount when you purchase the Bundle! That’s a win, win right?

Filled with images or nature and some fun sentiments this set is sure to please. Check out these lovely cards made using this bundle with a warm country feel to them.

This first card uses an old staple – the torn edge technique to highlight the evergreens in the background. Sponging gives it a bit of a country feel along with the Buffalo Check (151372/147797) done in the traditional red and black check.

And how about this card that uses the ever popular Woodland Embossing Folder (152881) and ‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper (153489)?

This final card uses simple stamping to create a lovely wooded back ground done in Old Olive and stamped off for different shades of green.

The moose has a bit of Wink of Stella on him for some added shimmer and the Star Designer Elements (150430) add a bit of copper to the mix. The moose’s scarf was created using a bit of the Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim (153546) which has a great texture when widened a bit with a simple pull on each side.

Like this Bundle? Why not check it out?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Merry Moose (*150494)

Accessories: Moose Punch (*150652)

*Save 10% with the Merry Moose Bundle (153015)

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Fancy Flight

This set includes fun images for the upcoming fall holidays and beyound.

fun quirky images that you can combine with your favorite sentiment set. Check out this fun cards made for Halloween using the set.

This first one teams up the image with our Celebration Label Dies (153570) and our very popular Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (153527).

And this fun square card uses the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper (153517) and Iridescent Pearls (153549) to create a fun easel card.

And finally this last card uses the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder (153578) to create texture with some simple sponging.

The image has been cut out and highlighted with our Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638) and if you notice the little ribbon again used in the corner (which was used on the first card also), its our lovely Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897) found in the Annual Catalog on page 160.

This is such a great little set that will serve you well for years to come.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Flight of Fancy (153410)

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Gnome for the Holidays

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. Here in North Georgia we had some lovely weather and low humidity too. That is a rare occurrence so we enjoyed time outdoors grilling since everyone was home and even did a yard sale just for fun. School has started here now in Habersham, so that means fall is really here with football games starting. Our daughter had her first game already last Friday with social distancing of course, so she brought home video for me to see of their show, Take a Journey with of course music by Journey.

Now on to stamping.

Have you seen this cute on trend stamp set in our Mini Catalog?

The Gnome for the Holidays stamp set (153322) filled with fun sentiments and these adorable little gnomes that are great for coloring! Check out this fun card.

This card teams up our Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (152489) and the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Striped Ribbon (153542) for this fun project. The gnome was colored with our Stampin’ Blends and cut out using the Stitched so Sweetly Dies (151690).

If you like this set you might want to check out my upcoming class schedule. I have not one but two classes to choose from. The September Card Class or the October Stamp A Stack – want to do both? You’ll receive a discount when you sign up for both classes by this Friday. And these classes are offered both LIVE and in a Online option making them a great choice.

Click HERE to see my calendar of events and get more information about these classes.

Did you know there are just a couple more days to sign up for this fun fall kit? Yep, and you won’t want to miss this kit since it contains treat holders and stamp set that are fall themed.

Here are the details:

Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.

Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

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Upcoming Live Events in September & More

I’m so excited to share this new class format with you and hope that you’ll like it too. With the fall and the holidays quickly approaching I have a quick and easy way for you to get your Christmas cards ready to go.

Over the next couple of months I’ll be focusing on a Stamp set in both my Card Class and there will also be a Stamp A Stack option too. Both classes will be offered in my LIVE and Virtual options, so the choice is yours!

So why not craft with me this fall?

Make 6 cards with envelopes (you’ll make 2 cards of 3 designs)

Date: Thursday, September 24th

Time: 10 to noon

RSVP and prepay by Friday, September 11th

Choose from my LIVE event or VIRTUAL Class option

Class Fee Only $20 and includes your class PDF & pre-cut supply kit
Add On option available for Stamp Set & Blends
Email me for Links to Prepay for Class
Pick up or add Shipping its just $8
RSVP and prepay by Friday, September 11th
Save your spot today LIVE Class size is limited due to social distancing

Sign Up and prepay for my Stamp A Stack in October at the same time and get a discount!

Class PDF & Videos (no kit or product included) $15


Date: Saturday, October 10th

Time: 1 – 3:30 pm

Choose from my LIVE event or VIRTUAL option

Class Fee Only $20 (includes your class PDF & pre-cut supply kit for 10 cards, envelopes included)

Additional sets of 10 are just $15 each

Add On option available for Stamps & Blends

Email me for Links to Prepay for Class

Pick up or Shipping just $8

RSVP and prepay by Thursday, September 24th

Sign up for both my Card Class & Stamp a Stack

RSVP and prepay by September 11th and get a $5 discount

Save your spot today LIVE Class size is limited due to social distancing

Class PDF & Videos (no kit or product included) $15

Adhesives are not included in class

Need Adhesives? Let me know and I can have some for you at class or add it to your Add On Option if you are taking the Virtual Option.

Click HERE to see my complete Calendar of Events

What’s coming up next? Here is a look at my 3 month schedule so you can plan and save the date

Card Class – Make 6 cards (3 designs; 2 of each) Cards are clean and simple designs

Fourth Thursday of the month

10/22 – Snowflake Wishes

11/19 –  Freezin’ Fun

12/17 – Card Class (more to be announced soon)

RSVP and Payment Needed the second Friday of the month (November is earlier due to Thanksgiving)

Specialty Classes

11/13 Snowflake Wishes Stamp a Stack

12/5 Freezin’ Fun Stocking Stuffers

RSVP and prepayment needed the fourth Thursday of the month

Paper Pumpkin Craft Time –

Fourth Tuesday of the month 10 am

9/22, 10/27, 11/24 and 12/22

RSVP Needed Friday before event so I can save a spot for you

Blue Mountain Stampers Team Meeting-

First Tuesday of the month 1 – 3:30 pm

10/6, 11/3, and 12/1

Become a Demonstrator and join the fun!

*Got a big Wish List? Why not get a 20% discount on your stamps & a fantastic Kit during September? Ask me how you can save and get a discount on your favorite products!

Again, please let me know if you have any questions. I appreciate your support and feel particularly blessed to have such a wonderful group of crafters who allow me to share my love of stamping.

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Celebration Tidings

I just love it when a bundle gives you both a great stamp set that you can use for several occasions and a wonderful set of dies. And the Celebration Tidings Bundle does just that. Not only will you love the images in this set but the labels in the coordinating dies are very versatile and can be used will all kinds of stamps.

Take a look at these first 2 cards that use the lovely pumpkin image

Teamed up with the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper and Embroidered Ribbon it’s got a lot of texture and a great Halloween feel. And this card below uses the same image with a different sentiment. The image is framed this time with the Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820) and the little acorn and leaves from the Beautiful Autumn Bundle (155189) a pop of interest and color in the lower corner.

These next two cards were created for Christmas using the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (153492)

Flipping the dies on their side gives this last card a different feel and the Detailed Trio Punch (146320) in the lower corners allows a bit of the Old Olive to peek through.

So what do you think? You can check out this set in our August – December Mini Catalog on page 57 & 58. Don’t have a catalog? Email me your name, address, and phone number and I’ll be happy to mail you one.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Celebration Tidings (*153456)

Paper: and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Celebration Labels Dies (153570), 3/8″ Embroidered Ribbon (153554), and Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (153527)

Save 10% when you purchase the *Celebration Tiding Bundle (155201) or Plaid Tidings Suite (155126)

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