Wednesday, May 11, 2022


I created today's card using a beautiful piece of paper from the Hues Of Happiness 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper Pack. The stamp is from the Limited Edition Stamp Set. The stamp set includes the Stampin' Up! copyright image, but some of the images can stand alone.

The paper is so pretty that not much is needed to create a beautiful card. I used our Thick Whisper White for the card base, and made it into a Bookbinding Card. 

All you need is a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock scored at 4 1/4", and 5 1/2".  Fold the card in half at 5 1/2", and fold back the 4 1/4" score line for the card opening. Glue the hinge down on the left side. Ribbon can also be added. Add a 1" x 4" piece of paper to the folded side, and a 4" piece to the main panel. Then decorate as desired. I added a frame made with the new Stylish Shapes dies cut from Starry Sky. I simply lined up one square die into a larger one to make the frame.

I stamped the image in Starry Sky Ink, and cut it out with the matching size square from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I made a little Vellum Envelope to put behind the image. To finish off the card I added three butterflies from the Brushed Brass Butterflies pack. These adhesive backed beauties are light, and flat, so they are perfect for a card. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will give a Bookbinding Card a try!


Saturday, April 30, 2022


I used four of the five new In Colors along with the Color & Contour Bundle for today's cards. Orchid Oasis, and Parakeet Party really look nice together. 

I used Sweet Sorbet for my second card. I embellished it with some leftover Glitter Dots that I had in my stash.

My personal favorite is Tahitian Tide. I'm usually Team Green, but this color is so beautiful, and bright.

Although each card is a bit different, they all have the same size base layer, and designer paper layer. They are A2 Cards which are 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded in half at 4 1/4". The paper is 5 1/4" x 4". It's from the Pattern Party Host Pack in the catalog that's about to retire. 

The new Stampin' Up! Catalog goes live May 3, 2022. You will be able to see it by clicking on the image on the right sidebar when it goes live.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 27, 2022


Stampin' Up! introduces five new colors every year that are available for two years. These lovely colors are available with a fresh selection of coordinating products in current, trending hues.

These vibrant colors go live May 3, 2022

I am getting my new In Colors organized, and ready to go. I haven't ordered the matching ribbon or twine yet. I do, however have some retiring colors that I want to use up.
I have mentioned before that you customize white ribbon, (or very light colors), using Stampin' Blends. I thought I would experiment, and this is what I came up with. I used the Dark shade of the Blends.

Magenta Magic Ribbon plus the Sweet Sorbet Blend came out the best. It matches beautifully.

Bumblebee Ribbon plus Parakeet Party is a bit darker than the bright Parakeet Party, but looks good. Same case with the Misty Moonlight plus Starry Sky. A bit darker, but still matches.

Cinnamon Cider plus Starry Sky was a no go. It looked black. I plan on trying to use up the Cinnamon Cider as is, or color it with a brown Stampin' Blend.

I am out of Just Jade Ribbon so I couldn't play with that shade.

Play around with your retired, or least favorite ribbons. You never know what you'll come up with!

Sunday, February 27, 2022



Hello, and welcome! I created this Matchbook Fold Card for Episode #101 of Craft Roulette. It is live on You Tube every Friday evening at 6:30 Central Time. The host, Mary Gunn has a guest crafter each week. She spins her Roulette type wheel to choose four different elements: Project, Color, Element, and Random. This week the wheel landed on: Matchbook Card, 3 Pastels, Quilts, and Diagonal Lines.

I stamped the image from the In The Moment stamp set on a  2 7/8" x 2 7/8" piece of Thick Basic White Card Stock. I also stamped it on scraps of a piece of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack that looks like a quilt or blanket. I colored the image with matching Stampin' Blends. After fussy cutting the parts of the blanket, I glued them on the image panel. This process is called Paper Piecing. The focal image is on a 4" x 4" Basic Black layer, then popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals onto the card base. The two Petal Pink elements on the sides are negative images from our Slimline Card Die. I added a 3/4" x 4" piece of matching In Good Taste paper to the bottom flap. It's finished off with a heart, and two leaves from the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack. I brushed the heart with Wink Of Stella to give the heart some sparkle.

Matchbook Cards can be made in several sizes. Check out Pinterest, and You Tube for specific tutorials. This Pool Party card base is 4 1/4" x 11". It is scored at 1", and 6 1/4".  You need to secure the bottom fold so the top can slip down into it. Most of time, tutorials show the bottom being stapled into place. I chose to glue mine down right along the fold line. I made another card using the same measurements. It's on a Petal Pink Card base, and I used the Flowing Flowers Stamp Set.

Since I already had the supplies out, I made a smaller version Matchbook Card. The base is the same designer series paper, In Good Taste. It measures 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score 1" from the bottom, place the top of the card under the flap, then fold with a bone folder. The sentiment, and flowers are from the Flowing Flowers set, and cut out with a Layering Circles Die. It is mounted on a punched out a piece of green Vellum using the Label Me Lovely Punch. The heart, and leaves were leftovers in my stash. Inside, there is a piece of Basic White measuring 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". 

Thank you for doing me today!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022


Hello, and welcome! I used the Cactus Cuties Stamp Set, and punch along with a piece of designer paper from the FREE Simply Marbleous 6" x 6" Paper. The 48 sheet pack can be earned with a $50 purchase (before tax & shipping) from my online store. Sale A Bration ends February 28, 2022. 

This is my first try at the Slide And Lock Card. I followed a You Tube video by the Scrimping Mama who is a British gal. Mine is a bit less fancy, but really came out cute. The card is a gatefold. It is scored at 2 1/8" on both sides, and folded towards the middle. The designer paper strips measure 1 7/8" x 5 1/2". The middle lock pieces measure 3" x 3". I blended a bit of Daffodil Delight on the top layer using a blending brush before I placed the punched pieces on. I also stamped the sentiment right after the ink blending. It wasn't too hard to make. There are quite a few You Tube Videos on the Slide And Lock Card.

Thanks for joining me today!


Saturday, February 5, 2022


Hello, and welcome! I created this card for Episode #98 of Craft Roulette. Craft Roulette airs on You Tube every Friday evening at 6:30 Central Time. The hostess, and founder, Mary Gunn spins her wheel to set the parameters for the weekly projects. After spinning, she, and her guest crafter create a card following the parameters set by the wheel. It is fun to watch, and to create a card. This week's parameters were:

Tag With Pocket, Complementary Colors Plus One, Use XOXO, and Fancy Circle.

I used leftover products from my December 2021, Lots Of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit to create my card. I used Red, and Yellow Green for my Complementary Colors, plus Blue. I cut the corner off one of my leftover cards, and attached it on the bottom, and side for my pocket. The tag was cut from one of the Tailor Made Tags Dies. I cut the leftover sentiment strip into separate words, and simply glued them on along with the cherries, and scalloped border. I cut the XOXO out using my Circut machine, then added Wink Of Stella to jazz it up a bit. The twine, and embellishments came from the same kit. I had some retired white ribbon that I colored with a Real Red Stampin' Blend to match. It went together easily, and quickly. 

Next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit promises to be lots of fun! If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE
 to sign up by February 10th for this next kit…

Grab your binoculars, buckle up, and hop into our off-road truck—there’s so much to see on this safari! Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ cards —3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments. Leaf imagery coordinates with the new Artfully Composed Suite. Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede.

I would like to invite you crafty people to my Jean's Jewels Crafty Friends Facebook Page. It is private, but I will certainly approve your membership if you're interested. Copy, and paste the link in the Facebook search bar to begin your request:

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022



Hello, and welcome! The New Stampin' Up! Spring Mini and Sale A Bration Catalogs 2022 are NOW LIVE! Both are filled with fabulous stamps, and designer paper perfect for Birthdays, Thank You's, Valentine's Day and So Much More! Plus, the Mini has several new dies, punches, and accessories that can be used to create darling projects all year long. The Best Part is for Every $50.00 or $100 you spend, you choose A Sale A Bration Product for FREE! (Before tax and shipping). 

Both the Mini Catalog, and the Sale A Bration Brochure are linked on the right side of my blog if you don't have a physical copy of the catalogs. If you would like a copy, please contact me, and I will tell you how to get one.

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