A Jar Full of Thanks

Today I have a set of thank you cards to share with you (and one lucky winner).  I am back home after moving my daughter to college and as promised I will announce the winner of the Candy Jar Contest from last week. But first let’s get to today’s card.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Jar of Love stamp set and dies and the 2016-2018 In Colors to create a set of thank you cards.  *It was featured in an article on homemade thank you cards on gifts.com. You can view it HERE.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love making sets of cards to give as gifts.  They are great for teachers (I know because I am a teacher and need a lot of thank you cards) as well as hostesses, friends, family… or contest winners!

I stamped the middle sized jar on a piece of whisper white cardstock with smoky slate ink. I stamped the leaves in emerald envy and 3 flowers for each card using dapper denim, flirty flamingo, peekaboo peach, and sweet sugarplum ink. I cut the flowers out using the Everyday Jars Framelits. I attached the flowers to the leaves with glue dots. Here’s photos showing the making of the card in Dapper Denim.

Next, I stamped the jar on another piece of whisper white and stamped the sentiment in the same color as the flowers.  I cut out the jar with the matching framelit and attached it on top of the other jar with dimensionals.  I adhered it to a layer of emerald envy cardstock and attached a matching bow with a glue dot.

I adhered the In Color Designer Series Paper to the card base and attached the jar layer with dimensionals. I love to make matching envelopes!

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s photos of each of the other cards in the set.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Sweet Sugarplum

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What’s your favorite In Color?

I have to ship these cards so I put them in a wide stamp case. I also added some chocolate kisses…it just seemed appropriate as it was a candy contest.  Check back tomorrow and I will share how to turn the stamp case in to a gift box as well as an alternative idea for a card box.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So, I bet you’re wondering how much candy was in the Jar of Love.  Here’s another look at the jar from last week.


The Jar of Love was for my daughter and before I gave it to her I counted the number of days she would be away until she comes home for Christmas.  She always kissed me goodnight so I put 91 (good night) kisses in the jar and 40 hugs (as needed) for a total of 131 pieces of candy.  And the winner is….Ramsey!  Congratulations Ramsey!  You were the closest at 126!  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send this box of cards and candy to you.  I so appreciate everyone who played along and all the comments on my blog.

Here’s a couple of pictures of my daughter’s dorm room after we moved her in.  Do you recognize anything in the photos?

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


You can purchase the products used to create these cards from my online store.  Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.  I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.

Product List

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

Glue Dots


Big Shot


14 thoughts on “A Jar Full of Thanks

  1. ADORABLE POST! You are sooooooo talented and I love the amount of “kisses” until Ariane gets home!!! As for the hugs….I am sure your heart is missing her my friend but one thing you know, you have an amazing daughter that is so prepared to enter this wonderful experience! – Hugs to YOU!

  2. Oh my gosh!!!! I can’t believe it! I thought I was way high with the count. I love these cards and, well, the kisses with be devoured!!! Thank you so much Jeanie!!! As for your daughter’s room, I spy an awesome card on the shelf.

  3. I love that you make the same card using different color schemes. All are inspiring. Great idea about adding the candy to the card. The recipient will be thrilled with the card and treated with a kiss at the same time. Love your creativity.

  4. Congrats To Ramsey! What a clever idea with the amount of kisses and hugs in the jar. Your daughter’s room looks great! I love the cards and all of the different colors you did….so prepared!

  5. Great post. Great cards, Great gift. My favorite color is dapper denim. I think this is a fabulous set. Your daughter’s room looks very cozy and homey. Congrats to Ramsey too!

  6. Wow these are fun cards – I love all the colors. I still am not getting your posts so I totally missed the jar of love. I saw this on Mary’s blog and had to come over and check them out. Gorgeous! Love the packaging too!

    1. Thanks Chris! Did you subscribe to get emails when I post? Sorry you missed out on the contest but I have more fun ideas planned and a series coming up for the month of September. I hope you will check back again.

  7. I absolutely LOVE these cards using the Jar of Love bundle! I love how you used DSP in the background. Just lovely! BTW, best wishes to your daughter on her new adventure away at college! I remember that first day we moved our one and only daughter into her dorm room. She was so excited! I was a somewhat a wreck leaving my only child behind but I knew I had done a great job in preparing her for that day and the days ahead!

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