Remarkable You – Freshly Made Sketches 247

Stampin' Up! Remarkable You More Thinking of You Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

I’m humbled to be this week’s hostess for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I’ve created a sketch that can be interpreted many ways…I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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How are you inspired to create a card? Do you start by going through your paper stash? Or going through your stamp stash? Do you cruise through Pinterest? All of those are great options and work well for me. I’d love to hear what inspires you!

For today’s card, I browsed my paper stash and found two patterns of paper in the Scenic Sayings 6×6 paper stack. I loved the way the colors played off of each other so I pulled out them out!

Stampin' Up! Remarkable You More Thinking of You Cards - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Helpful Hints:

  • Color Coordination – Delightful Dijon and Old Olive are both colors used in the Serene Scenery 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack and look amazing together! I paired them up with Chocolate Chip and rounded off with Very Vanilla
  • It’s easy to keep design minimal with the bold and graphic images in the Remarkable You stamp set.
  • Have you seen the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set? It will be only be available for purchase August 1st through 31st! The font on the sentiments is amazing!

Stampin' Up! Remarkable You Thinking of You Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • A simple way to ground your design is to make sure all three elements, in this case the flower, the sentiment and the heart, touch.
  • I borrowed a trick from my up-line Mary Fish’s bag and punched a heart from the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinly Dies in Cherry Cobbler. I love the pop of color it provides!

I had so much fun with this week’s sketch and I look forward to seeing your creations on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog!

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Price: $110.00

All the Best Wedding Wishes – Freshly Made Sketches 246

Stampin Up Awesomely Artistic Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

The talented Rita Wright of the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team has created a fun sketch for us this week!

FMS Final 246 due Jul 18

I combined this sketch with the Black & White challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper to come up with a classic wedding card!

Stampin Up Awesomely Artistic Care Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Helpful Hints: 

  • The Lots of Labels Framelits Dies make a beautifully shaped tag element. I stamped my image from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, used one Lots of Labels Framelit Die to die cut the image and then ran it through the Big Shot again, using the the next size down Lots of Labels Framelit Die.
  • Yep, I used the Bunches of Banners Framelit Dies again…they are SO versatile! And there are SO many options of stamp sets to combine it with…you can’t go wrong!!
  • This lovely sentiment can be found in the Basket for You Hostess Stamp Set, available for purchase with any order $150 or more!
  • Black Metallic Thread satisfies one of the design elements while also adding a touch of elegance. Three strategically sequins are the perfect final touch of pizzazz!

Here is the banner for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge, such a fun idea!


Thank you for stopping by today! Please be sure to visit the Freshly Made Sketches page to see all the awesome designs for you this week!


Price: $110.00

Stampin’ Up!’s Best Birds are the Best! – Pals Paper Arts 309

Stampin Up Best Birds Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

This sweet little bird is rockin’ this week’s Pals Paper Arts color combination! Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum and Sahara Sand are a knockout combination for the Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds and Blooms Thinlits Dies! This sweet set can easily fit so many styles!

Stampin Up Birds & Blooms

Save 10% when you purchase Best Birds Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies as a bundle!

Helpful Hints:

  • The Sahara Sand card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The white panel is 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I trimmed two pieces each of Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum to 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and used Snail to attach them to the Whisper White focal panel.

Stampin Up Birds & Blooms Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • I stamped the branch, the bird and all the flowers on one sheet of Thick Whisper White card stock. The coordinating dies together with the Magnetic Platform make die cutting all the shapes SO easy!!
  • Stampin’ Up!’s 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon is just the most darling ribbon ever!!

Stampin Up Birds & Blooms Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • See the little stem with the flower and the bud on the far right of the branch? Stampin’ Up! designed this stamp in such a way that it is quick and easy to ink up and stamp just the stem in one ink color, and then ink up and stamp just the flowers in another ink color. Just ink up using the corner of your ink pad and get perfect results! I love the planning that goes in to Stampin’ Up! products!
  • Perhaps I got carried away with the sweet little flowers, but they are so cute I just couldn’t resist!

Stampin Up Best Birds Birds & Blooms Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • Pearls Basic Jewels add a touch of sweetness to the flowers! And of course, would a flower be complete without Wink of Stella??

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Do you love this color combination as much as I do? It is courtesy of the very talented Katy McGloin and the Pals Paper Arts Design Team. Definitely pop on over there to see more color inspiration!


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Price: $110.00

Vertical Greetings Love Note – Freshly Made Sketches 245

Stampin Up Vertical Greetings Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

I just love the clean look of this stamp set, Vertical Greetings, by Stampin’ Up! It’s so clean and fresh! I brought it out to use as I thought it would work perfectly with the sketch this week over at Freshly Made Sketches:

FMS Final 245 due Jul 11

Helpful Stuff:

  • Masking! It is the perfect thing to do when working with a solid rubber image such as this. I simply used a Post-It note to mask off all the areas that I did not want to ink up. Of course, the MISTI is the perfect tool for stamping this image as well! Love my MISTI!
  • I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit with these colors (okay, a LOT out of my comfort zone). I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I inked up either Garden Green or Elegant Eggplant but wow, I sure love how they turned out! They really pop against the bright white!

Stampin Up Vertical Greetings Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • Choose the unexpected. The Real Red sentiment is quite unexpected amongst the rest of the color palette and that’s what makes the card (in my humble opinion). The color makes the message jump right of the paper. And isn’t the enamel heart too precious?? xoxo
  • This card was created with my husband in mind, he has really gone the extra mile lately and I want him to know I appreciate him! He may not however be thrilled with the bow or the Wink of Stella I added to the greenery, I just couldn’t stop myself….

It’s a Pattern Party! – July Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up Birthday Banners Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

A quick post today so you can continue hopping along…but really, I’m not sure I could find a theme more suited to me than Stampin’ Up!’s coordinated products! I absolutely LOVE to mix the patterns!

I chose to showcase the Festive Birthday Designer Series Papers. Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, YUM!!

And Stampin’ Up! takes all the guesswork out of the design by having coordinating card stock, ribbons, and embellishments!

Stampin Up Birthday Banners Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

I hope you love this mix of colors and patterns!!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  8. Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
  9. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  15. Laura Schollaart at Laura b’ Stampin’
  16. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  17. Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Kitty – Pals Paper Arts 308

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

I have a confession. This stamp set, Pretty Kitty, was on my first order. I have been pulling it out to look at it and then putting it back again because it requires COLORING. Which gives me terrible anxiety 🙁

But I finally put on my big girl pants and colored. Isn’t this little guy a sweetie?

Helpful Stuff:

  • The Real Red card base combined with the Real Red banner and the Real Red flowers use the rule of thirds to keep everything in balance.
  • The Black and White are neutrals which, when used together, give the red an extra boost.
  • I used a blender pen to color the image. I find it leaves less streaking than the full strength marker as well giving you the ability to go back and add darker detail.

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • Stampin’ Write Markers colors used: Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Perfect Plum, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake.

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Card - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • You can never have too much bling. I’m just saying. And…did I forget the sentiment? Nope!

Stampin Up Pretty Kitty Cardmaking - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

This sweet little kitty truly does make me happy!

The inspiration for today’s card is Ann Schach of the Pals Paper Arts design team’s darling sketch:


I just flipped it over onto it’s side:)


I would love to hear what you think of today’s card, the Pretty Kitty stamp set, and any comments on coloring…do it terrify you too?



Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days and Exclusive Bundle!

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Bonus Days July 7 – 31. Earn in July. Redeem in August!

  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 2 – 31, 2016.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
    • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
    • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.



  • You will be able to order the Thoughtful Branches exclusive, limited-time bundle between August 2 and 31 (while supplies last).
  • IMPORTANT!  All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 (or while supplies last).
    • See the Thoughtful Branches Bundle here!
    • You may use your Bonus Days coupons on the Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer stamp set, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Thoughtful Branches Bundle OR ANYStampin’ Up! products (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions – new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed).

Thoughtful Branches

Goodbye and Good Luck – Freshly Made Sketches #244

Stampin Up Bunches of Banners Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Parting is such sweet sorrow. But saying good bye with this simple yet elegant card will hopefully let the recipient know how very special they are!

This is the second time I have used the Banners for You Photopolymer Bundle, it is SO versatile…so many occasions can be covered with the sentiments included!

Stampin Up Banners for Yiou Bundle Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo -Stampinup

Helpful Stuff:

  • The Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was the launching point for this card…the combination of the graphic black and white with Melon Mambo is stunning!
  • Did you note that I used three different patterns from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper? I must admit that adding pattern to the back flap of the envelope is usually done just because I like the challenge of mixing LOTS of patterns:)
  • I used the Layering Scallops Dies again, this time only one scallop with two circles…but there are lots of options with these dies!

Stampin Up Banners for You Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • Honestly, the banner die speaks for itself. The photopolymer stamps make creating custom banners a snap, and they look like a million bucks.
  • I could have stopped with just the banner but have been dying to try the new-to-me Botanical Builders Framelits Dies. I admit that these did not catch my eye when they arrived in the Spring catalog (I think I was not a fan of the colors in the paper pack), but I have seen these framelits used on their own and decided they were quite beautiful and needed to come live with me. I think they are the PERFECT accent to use here. And yes, I added Wink of Stella to the flowers, I couldn’t resist!

Stampin Up Banners for You Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • Don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card! I found the perfect sentiments to use in the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set:


Stampin Up Bunches of Banners Bundle Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Stampin Up Wild About Flowers Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

This awesome sketch by the fabulously talented Jen Timko of Freshly Made Sketches was the inspiration for my project today:

FMS Final 244-001

Isn’t it fun? I would love to see your project in the Freshly Made Sketches gallery!


Thank you for stopping by!

Stampin Up Bunches of Banners card idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Supply List:

Price: $110.00

Festive Scenic Sayings – Pals Paper Arts 307

Stampin Up Scenic Sayings Stamp Set Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Hello to you and an exciting long holiday weekend here in the States! The very talented Brian King has created a fun color challenge this week for the Pals Paper Arts challenge so I thought I would play along! The color challenge can be patriotic, or not, depending on your whim and I appreciate that.


I went a bit wild experimenting with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. My final decision is that they are perfectly sized to nest and offer SO many creative options!

Stampin Up Festive Embossing Folder Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Creative Tips:

  • Don’t be afraid to keep building up layers with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies…the more the merrier!
  • The new Festive Embossing Folder adds a fun element of texture and really, any embossing folder would work well here

Stampin Up Scenic Sayings Stamp Set Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampiup

  • I stamped this bold sentiment twice. Once in Night of Navy and then again in Real Red. I snipped just the banner out and then layered it on top of the Night of Navy image with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add a bit of depth.
  • The 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon is a dream to work with, so soft and SHINY 🙂

Here’s a quick peek at some of the products I used to make today’s project:

Stampin Up Scenic Sayings Stamp Set Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

Thank you for stopping by today!


Price: $110.00

From Land to Sea Meets Guy Greetings – Freshly Made Sketches #243

From Land to Sea Meets Guy Greetings - Freshly Made Sketches #243

I’m thrilled to share this fun sketch by Amy over at the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team:

FMS Final 243-001

It’s such a clean sketch with LOTS of possibilities! My first thought was how perfect the sketch would be to showcase a designer series paper!

From Land to Sea Meets Guy Greetings - Freshly Made Sketches #243

The beautiful nautical paper inspired me to pull out a new-to-me stamp set called From Land to Sea. I paired the lovely Dapper Denim with two neutral colors, Early Expresso and Crumb Cake to keep the focus on the lovely pattern and color. The clean lines really emphasize the masculine feel to the card, as does this sentiment from the Guy Greetings stamp set. Also a new-to-me set, even though they have both been around for at least one catalog cycle. I am thrilled that with how well they work together and foresee more masculine cards in my future!

From Land to Sea Meets Guy Greetings - Freshly Made Sketches #243

A quick peek above at the main products used for today’s project as well as a detailed listing below.

Thank you for popping in today and I do hope you will stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all the wonderful projects the design team has created for you this week!