Peace on Earth for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #20

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It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Using the challenge board to choose my elements made this project easy.  Let’s face it, we spend more time trying to come up with card ideas than it takes to make the card.  Let the challenge board do the “thinking” for you.  Here’s my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s board:

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I chose to go down the left side: peace, metallic thread, white and by adding some rhinestones I also made tic tac toe on the diagonal: peace, Free, rhinestones.  It really is so much fun and easy to create using the challenge board.  Give it a try!!!

I love to make fun fold cards and this one is actually the first fun fold style I ever made. (You can see my first fun fold card below.)  This style card is really easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of products to put together.  You need a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock for the base of the card and a 4 x 5 1/4 layer for the inside of the card. You also need 2 pieces of 4 x 3 DSP and then any shape to put on the front of the card.  Here’s how to put it all together.

Fold both 4 x 3 pieces of DSP up to the middle to create a point.  Make sure you don’t overlap.  Add a bit of glue to keep the folded pieces closed and then fold up/over.

Adhere the folded flaps to the top and bottom of the inside layer then adhere to the card base.

You can make this card with any shape added to the front. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set was an easy choice for the “Peace” element for my card.  I love this sentiment and the large font! I stamped it using Tranquil Tide ink and cut it out using the Layering Squares Framelits. I added Silver Metallic Thread and a folded piece of ribbon behind the sentiment before adhering to the scalloped layer. It’s hard to tell in the photo but I used Clear Wink of Stella to add a little glimmer to the sentiment.

Make sure when you adhere the stamped image to the card you just put adhesive on the top flap (close to the point) so you can open the card. The inside sentiment is from Star of Light Stamp Set. I added a rhinestone to the center of the star on the inside.

Stampin Up Star of Light fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added DSP to the envelope to coordinate with my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you will play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You can click Here to see what the other designers created this week to inspire you.

Here is the first fun fold card I did years ago before I had a blog. My friend, Susan Itell, featured it on her blog. You can see how you can use different shapes on the front.

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Many thanks to all who left comments on my blog yesterday! The winner of yesterday’s card is rept08.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop the card in the mail to you. I’d love to give away more cards! Simpy leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner to send today’s card.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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J is for Joy

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series! J is for Joy and today’s card brings me that! Yesterday I shared highlights from my weekend away with some of my fellow demonstrator friends.  I am still smiling from all the fun we had.  One thing we like to do when we get together is a shoe box swap.  We each design a card to share and put everything needed to make it in a shoe box. Then everyone makes each others card.  This card was designed by Rosanne Mulhern (Heartfelt Stamping). I had so much fun making it.

Stampin Up Perfect Pines and Large Letters Framelits Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the Large Letters Framelits dies! I admit they are a bit of an investment but once I bought them I have used them for so many cards and projects!  They are great for personalizing or monogramming cards, tags, or gift bags. I used them for an accordion fold card I shared previously that I made for Mother’s Day. (You can see that project HERE.)

Today’s card features a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Cherry Cobbler card base which is scored at 4 1/4.  The next layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and is stamped with the Woodgrain Stamp in Crumb Cake ink. JOY is cut from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and could be added to the Basic Black layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals; however, for this card it is layered on top of craft foam that was also cut with the Large Letters Framelits and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The pines were cut from Old Olive cardstock using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and adhered with glue dots.

Stampin Up Perfect Pines and Large Letters Framelits Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The inside sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The layer of DSP and black cardstock adds the finishing touch to tie it all together.

Stampin Up Perfect Pines and Large Letters Framelits Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Black  may not be a traditional color for Christmas but it sure looks striking with the Cherry Cobbler and Christmas pines. I love it! Here’s a photo of Rosanne with her card from our stamping weekend.

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Here’s some other “Joy” cards I shared previously.  Click on the images below to see the original post.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Joy card made using products from the Stampin Up Year of Cheer Suite. For inspiration and more visit www.juststampin.com

There are so many things that bring me joy…my family, friends, and students, stamping (creating cards, gifts, and projects), scrapbooking, blogging, the beach, the beach, the beach (LOL).  What brings you joy? Leave a comment and I will pick a random winner to send today’s card.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

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I is for Invitation

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series! I enjoy the holidays and today I am going to share with you one way I make my own invitations for different events.  My holiday cookie exchange has become an annual tradition. Here’s a fun invitation I made that could also be used for birthdays or other parties by simply changing the DSP and stamped image.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is a simple fun fold card. The card base measures 4 1/4 x 11 and is scored at 1 1/4 and 5 1/2. Fold the card in half then fold the top flap down. I adhered a 3 3/4 x 4  piece of DSP (from Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper) to the front and wrapped the Quilted Christmas Ribbon around the card and tied a bow. You don’t need any adhesive to keep the card closed…the ribbon holds it together.  (You could staple the flap on each side if you want and hide it under the ribbon but it really isn’t necessary.) I stamped the gingerbread man from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set in soft suede ink and punched him out with the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I added a bow tie I punched from DSP and a candy cane I fussy cut from DSP.  I adhered it to Layering Circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I typed my invitation on the computer and printed it on Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut it to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and adhered it to a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Old Olive Cardstock.  It’s easy to slide in and pull out to read.

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a couple of photos from last year’s cookie exchange. Looking at these yummy cookies is getting me thinking about what I will bake this year!  Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. The DSP used on my invitation is part of the special Stampin’ Up promotion going on now through the end of October.  Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

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You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order.

Today is my friend Susan’s birthday. We celebrated over the weekend with fellow demonstrators and team members. We call ourselves “Sisters of the Traveling Stamps”. We spent the weekend in Annapolis, Maryland at Ramsey’s and had so much fun sharing ideas (we each brought a shoebox swap), watching videos, learning new techniques, and stamping until the wee hours of the morning! Stampin’ Up! is so much more than just stamps and making cards…I love the friendships and spending time with “my people”.  Here’s a photo from our fun weekend!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Wicked Fold for the Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fun fold cards and this Shadowbox is “wicked” easy to make!  Start with a piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11. Score on the long side at 1/2, 1, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 10, 10 1/2. Cut a shape from the large panel. (I used the Layering Squares Framelits for today’s card.)

Fold along the score lines back and forth accordion style. I stamped my sentiment from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set on a 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the inside panel. This sentiment is perfect for this DSP…if you look closely the music and lyrics are from the song, Deck the Halls. Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Add Tear & Tape as shown and adhere the card together. I love the depth you get with this card…perfect for adding a mini ornament embellishment! I simply tied the ornament to a piece of Silver Metallic Thread and adhered with a glue dot.  I punched a red berry from the Holly Berry Builder Punch to place on top of the glue dot. The ornament looks so pretty hanging down!

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The music and sentiment was just calling out for some holly so I stamped the bough from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set twice on Garden Green cardstock and fussy it cut it with my Paper Snips.  I adhered to the base of my shadowbox with glue dots.  I stamped and punched more holly and curled them before adhering with glue dots to give the bough some dimension. A simple bow made with the Quilted Christmas Ribbon and some red berries (Rhinestone Jewels colored with a red Sharpie marker) was the finishing touch.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This would be a perfect card to give with an ornament.  (You can click HERE to see an ornament gift box I shared previously or HERE to see another Shadowbox card idea.)

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

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H is for Hearts Come Home

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series. All hearts come home at Christmas! Share the warmth of the season when you create cards, gift tags, and more with the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies (save 10% when you buy them together in a bundle!). Check out this video to see some of the adorable projects you can create with this exclusive bundle.

Here’s another look at the projects showcased in the video using the Hearts Come Home Bundle.

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home Holiday Project Ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home Holiday card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love all the layers on this card! You can create all kinds of scenes with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies. This is such a versatile set that could be used long after the holidays to welcome a new neighbor or to create a housewarming or hostess gift.! Click on the image below to go to my online store to purchase the Hearts Come Home Bundle. Have fun creating your holiday or home projects!

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home Bundle and Holiday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

World Card Making Day Sale Ends Today!  Click Here to shop and Save 15%!

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Today is the last day to sign up to receive the October Paper Pumpkin kit!  Click HERE to subscribe or Click on the image below to find out about the upcoming October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits and how you can earn $5 off your next online order!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

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Merry Patterns stamp set

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During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click HERE for the DSP sale flyer.

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G is for Graveyard Gate

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! Add a little spook to your Halloween celebrations with the Graveyard Gate Bundle; it contains the Graveyard Gate Stamp Set and the Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies–all at 10% discount! Open if you dare! Create invites, goody bags, and more with this creepily fun stamp set and die. Check out this awesome video as Brandi from the Stampin’ Up! home office shares all the great features of the Graveyard Gate Bundle!

Here’s another look at each of the projects showcased in the video using the Graveyard Gate Bundle.

Stampin Up Graveyard Gate Tag Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Graveyard Gate card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Graveyard Gate box Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Graveyard Gate card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click on the image below to go to my online store to purchase the Graveyard Gate Bundle. Have fun creating your Halloween projects!

Stampin Up Graveyard Gate Bundle & card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Merry Patterns stamp set

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting sneak peeks at new products and being able to order early. Demonstrators (and anyone who signs up between October 1st – 15th) can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends before the are released (sometime before the end of the year). You could get the Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)  with “no strings attached” as part of your $99 starter kit.  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE for more information and to join my team! Questions? Email me and we can arrange a time to chat!

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Only 2 days left to take advantage of these savings!!!!

In celebration of World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up is offering 15% off select card making essentials, October 1–10! Click Here to check out the WCMD Sales!

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During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click HERE for the DSP sale flyer.

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Click on the image above to find out about the upcoming October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits and how you can earn $5 off your next online order! You must subscribe by October 10th to get the October kit!

It’s World Card Making Day!

How wonderful that there is a day dedicated to card making! There’s something cool about knowing that people all over the world will be creating handmade kindness today to send to others. My daughter is home for fall break this weekend and we are going to make some cards to give to our local chapter for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Our local chapter has so many dedicated people working hard to raise funds and offer help to those suffering. Every week “Angels” send out cards to patients going through treatment so they are always in need of some pretty cards.

I hope you will find some time today to create a little something or send a card in honor of World Card Making Day. You don’t need a birthday or special occasion to send a card…just let someone know you are thinking of them.  Everyone loves getting “Happy Mail”!

If you don’t have enough card making supplies, be sure to check out Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making Day Sale! Whisper White and Very Vanilla note cards & envelopes are on sale for 15% off!  They were already a great deal at $6 for 20 cards & envelopes but you can get them now (through Oct. 10th) for just $5.10!!!! WOW!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

Merry Patterns stamp set

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting sneak peeks at new products and being able to order early. Demonstrators (and anyone who signs up between October 1st – 15th) can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends before the are released (sometime before the end of the year). You could get the Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)  with “no strings attached” as part of your $99 starter kit.  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE for more information and to join my team! Questions? Email me and we can arrange a time to chat!

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Only 3 days left to take advantage of these savings!!!!

World Card Making Day is October 7th. In celebration of this day, Stampin’ Up is offering 15% off select card making essentials, October 1–10! Click Here for the WCMD flyer.

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During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click HERE for the DSP sale flyer.

Paper Pumpkin season of style

Click on the image above to find out about the upcoming October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits and how you can earn $5 off your next online order! You must subscribe by October 10th to get the October kit!