Thank You Note Cards for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #44

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Happy Thursday!  I am excited to share this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Do you want to know why? Of course you do!  It’s because I designed this week’s challenge board and there’s a hidden message in the elements! Can you find it?  My previous challenge boards have been ABC boards but this time I thought I would change it up. Here’s this week’s challenge. I hope you will pick 3 and play!

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When I designed this challenge board I had no idea what I would create. I didn’t realize this was going to be the fastest and easiest challenge to do (In My Humble Opinion)! I created tic tac toe every way by using all 9 elements on my card!

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Its hard to imagine this clean & simple card used all 9 elements! Did you know Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Color Revamp has navy in the neutral color family? This card came together so fast I decided to make another and another and another and ending up making a little gift set.

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My husband often asks me to make him thank you cards and this set makes a great gift for the men in your life.

I used the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  The DSP measures 2 7/8 x 4 3/8 and is layered on a piece of 3 x 4 1/2 cardstock. The layered panel and the sentiment layer are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Here’s a look at the other 3 cards.

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUpI cut 1/2 strips of the DSP to make a matching envelope for each card.Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I  made the note card holder from a sheet of 12 x 12 DSP. There’s no cutting or adhesive needed!  Just score, fold, and tuck!

Diane Barnes posted a great tutorial how to make these.  You can download her instructions HERE. I adapted mine to hold more cards.  I followed her instructions except I scored it 2, 5 3/4, 6 1/4 and 10 on one side then turned and scored the other side at 2 1/2 and 8 1/4. It holds all 4 note cards and envelopes.

I love the True Gentleman Suite! I usually struggle with masculine cards but the Tailored Tag Punch and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper make it easy. The Navy Corduroy Ribbon is retiring but the punch will carry over. (*There is a beautiful new stamp set to go with it for both men and women in the new catty!)

Now that you see how easy it is to create using this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge Board, I hope you will create something to share.  You could be the next guest designer! Make sure you visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see what the other designers created this week!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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2018 Color Revamp

Z is for Bubble and FiZZ Designer Series Paper

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. We made it to the end! (With just 2 days left of Sale-A-Bration!) The Bubbles & FiZZ Designer Series Paper is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a purchase of $50.

Stampin Up Bubble & Fizz Designer Series Paper - Free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration - For inspiration and to order StampinUp products visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark

This paper works well with the Shimmer Ribbon Pack. It also coordinates with the Bubble Over Bundle from the occasions catalog. Check out this short video showcasing the paper and bundle.

Here’s a card I shared previously using the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper with Party Pandas and the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper (all freebies during Sale-A-Bration).  You can click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin Up Party Pandas Double Z Fun Fold birthday card idea with Glimmer Paper and Bubbles & Fizz DSP - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

There are so many creative possibilities with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper! Here’s a few ideas from the Stampin’ Up! design team.

DSP Bubble & Fizz

Do you have the Bubble & FiZZ Designer Series Paper? These fun designs can be used for a variety of projects. If you ordered my Just Stampin’ Birthday Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet this month you will be receiving a project in your kit using some of this paper!

I hope you have enjoyed my Sale-A-Bration from A to Z! What’s your favorite Sale-A-Bration item? I’d love for you to leave a comment and let’s see what everyone likes best!

Have a Zippity Do Dah day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Y is for Yay You!

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I am featuring an exclusive stamp set, Yay You.  You can get this exclusive stamp set with your Stampin’ Rewards when you host a qualifying party. The Stamp Set is featured on page 54 in the back of the Occasions Catalog.

Stampin Up Ya You Stamp Set - for ideas and ordering information visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set has great inspirational sentiments that are sure to put a smile on the face of the recipient. The extra designs add fun and interest to any project.  I made two cards to share with you today.

Stampin Up Ya You all occasion card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are great cards to make multiples to have on hand to send out anytime.  I love the way these cards let the DSP shine. Both of these cards are a great “formula” for a clean and simple card.

Stampin Up Ya You inspirational all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I chose the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog for my focal point.  I simply picked 2 colors from the DSP for my card base and layers. Change out the DSP and sentiment and you could use this card for any occasion! The same could be said for my next card as well.

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I added an embossed piece across the middle of the card using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. I used the Layering Circles Framelits to layer the sentiment before popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Ya You inspirational all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I stamped the bird on Pool Party cardstock then fussy cut it out with the Paper Snips. I added DSP to the envelope to coordinate with the card.

Stampin Up Ya You inspirational all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope these cards inspired you to go create something and share a little handmade kindness today!  Which one do you prefer?

Email me if you would like to find out how you can earn this stamp set for FREE! You can order the products used to make todays cards from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

I hope You have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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X is for BoX in a Card

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I have been wanting to make today’s fun card for awhile now.  My son’s birthday is next month and we will be celebrating a little early when we get together for Easter next weekend.  My husband and I like to give our children “an experience” for their birthday and this year I have a fun event planned, something I know he has not done before.  This boX in a card is perfect to put a clue to his gift.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper for his card and box.  I absolutely love the plaid and love that the whole paper pack has a masculine feel! This fun card is really much easier to create than it looks. The card base is a standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  Next, you need to cut out the section for the box to sit.  Keep your card folded and with the fold at the top, line up the card with the right side at 1 inch and cut from the top down to 2 inches.  Then move the card so it is lined up at the 2 1/2 inch mark on the left side and cut from the top down to the 2 inch point.

Turn your card to the side and cut between the lines to remove the 2 inch square (which is actually 2 x 4 when you open it).

To make the box you need a 3 x 3 piece of coordinating cardstock and a 6 x 6 piece of DSP.  Score the DSP at 2 inches on all 4 sides.  Trim in on the score lines on two opposite sides.  Apply glue in the 4 corners,  bring the middle flaps up, the back flaps forward, and the front flaps go back last.  This way you have smooth corners on the front of your box.

Stampin Up True Gentleman Designer Series Paper to make gift box

To make the lid, score just under 1/2 inch on all 4 sides. Trim in on score lines on two opposite ends, notch the corners, and fold on the score lines.  Apply glue to the four corners and adhere to form the lid.

I added a 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 strip of coordinating DSP to a layer of Gold Foil and adhered it to the front of my card.  I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Very Vanilla cardstock and did a little “surgery”‘ with my paper snips to separate the words before adhering to the card.

I added some Gold Natural Trim to the box before placing it in the card.  I just love how the box sits in the card!

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This would be a great way to gift cash for someone or put a small (light) gift or candy inside.  I printed out the reservation for our adventure.  He is going to be so surprised as he is planning to take me out for dinner for my birthday and I am going to give this to him after dinner.  Everyone else is planning to meet at the event and surprise him.  He does not read my blog so as long as his cousins don’t slip and tell I should be able to pull this adventure off!

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment I used on the inside is from Birthday Wit Stamp Set.  I had to use this one for my son! Several years ago he came home and I was wrapping a gift for my husband for Valentine’s Day.  My son wanted to know what it was and I told him a paper shredder.  His comment was , “Oh boy, nothing says I Love You like a paper shredder!”  (Just to let you know, my husband loved his paper shredder and actually wore it out from using it all the time!  He even went out it replaced it the same day it broke!  I’d say he loves it!!)

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is stamped on a 2 x 5 1/4 piece of Very Vanilla.  You could just as easily stamp a vertical stamp.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Did you notice any changes here?  I started out thinking I was going to use Tranquil Tide for my son’s card then decided I liked Night of Navy better with the DSP I chose.  Now I have my next card almost done!

Hope you have an eXcellent day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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W is for Wishes for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #40

Stampin Up Birthday Wishes For you card idea using Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I used elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge to create my card. I love how fun and easy it is make a card or project when you pick 3 in a row and create!  You should give it a try! It’s such a fun challenge! I made a diagonal this week using twine, metallic, and rhinestones. Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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Oh how I love the Birthday Wishes for You Stamp Set! It is featured on page 3 in the Occasions catalog…right as you open up the book.

Stampin Up Birthday Wishes For You Stamp Set - For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I knew immediately this would become a well used stamp set in my craft room.  I make a lot of birthday cards and love how this stamp set makes it quick & easy to create.  I also love that I can color it with my Stampin’ Blends and make it color coordinate with whatever Designer Series Paper I use.  This set is priced so reasonable at just $12 (clear mount). I stamped it using my Stamparatus and made multiples ready to color and assemble as needed.

If you didn’t get in on the preorder for the Stamparatus, you will be able to order it in June when the new Annual Catalog debuts.  Trust me, you are going to want this and you’ll thank me that I told you to put it on the top of your wish list!! I love that if you don’t get a perfectly clear image the first time you can just reink and stamp again right on top because it gives perfect alignment each and every time! It is also great for 2, 3, or 4- step stamping and saves time and money with fewer mistakes.

Today is my sister’s birthday! Our birthdays are just 2 days apart and we love to celebrate together when we can.  (Living over 400 miles apart doesn’t make that an easy task!) We talk on the phone every day! She loves the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper so I knew that I wanted to use it for her birthday card. We both love the silver foil and handpainted designs! I cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece to cover the front of my Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of 2 1/2 x  4 1/4 Whisper White and layered on a piece of 2 7/8 x 4 1/4 Old Olive.  I wrapped some Silver Baker’s Twine around the layered piece, tied a bow, and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A few rhinestones added to the center of the flowers and some matching DSP on the envelope and my card was complete.

Stampin Up Birthday Wishes For you card idea using Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! announced that due to low inventory Stampin’ Blends will be made unorderable beginning Friday, March 23, noon (MT).  If you started your collection and want to add colors you need to do it today. The Blends will be available again but not until the end of May/beginning of June.  I love coloring with my Blends!  It is so much fun and easy to get the look and feel of an artist!

You can purchase the products I used to make today’s card from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below. I would love for you to leave a comment and join me in wishing my sister Cindy a Happy Birthday!

Visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see what the other designers created this week! You could be the next guest designer!

Have a wonderful day! May all your wishes come true!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  • New Sale -A- Bration items!! – more added March 16!
  • My Birthday Party kit – FREE with every order in the month of March!
  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level! 
  • Two FREE Stamp Sets when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration.  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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V is for Vinyl Stickers

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. The Painted Love Gold Vinyl stickers found on page 19 in the Occasions catalog are easy to miss.  They are hard to see in the catalog so here’s a photo in case you missed them too!

Stampin Up Painted Love God Vinyl Stickers - for inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These self-adhesive hearts, borders, and shapes in brilliant gold coordinate with images in the Sure Do Love You Stamp Set; however, they can easily be used with any stamp set or stand on their own. I have several cards (and a treat box) to share with you today using these stickers with the Petal Passion and True Gentleman Suites.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The layout for this card was inspired by a card design from a fellow PAL, Nancy Gleason. I love using the ribbon to highlight the sentiment.  Both the sentiment and flower are from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I stamped the floral image in Black Memento ink and cut it out with the matching dies then fussy cut the flower apart to make it fit the card better. (I used the other piece from the flower on my next card.) I adhered the ribbon and sentiment banner on top of the vinyl sticker. I colored the flower with Stampin’ Blends and adhered it off to the side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The base of my card is a Whisper White note card. The Powder Pink layer measures 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 and the Whisper White layer measures 4 1/2 x 3.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My niece is getting married this summer and this is the perfect size card for a gift card.

My next card uses a different vinyl sticker and another sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set. This sweet card could be used for several occasions (engagement, shower, new baby, anniversary, wedding, job promotion, etc.)

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding, Anniversary, or Baby Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The flower image is the leftover piece from the card above. I embossed the card base with the Petal Pair Embossing folder and added my layered image on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Whisper White stamped layer measures 3 x 3 1/2 and is layered on a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Calypso Coral. The flower is colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ribbon is adhered with a glue dot on top of the vinyl sticker.  I added a matching sticker on the front of the envelope and embossed the flap.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding, Anniversary, or Baby Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The gold vinyl stickers are versatile to use so many different ways! They make it quick & easy to embellish cards and envelopes or add a special touch to a treat box.

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat Box with Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers and Ghirardelli Chocolate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat Box with Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers and Ghirardelli Chocolate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love these clear tiny treat boxes from Stampin’ Up! They make a quick & easy gift! I filled this one with 6 Ghirardelli chocolates, added a bow and a few vinyl stickers and I was done!  You could put a little jar of jam, a Yankee votive candle, or any other small item inside.

Here’s a card idea I got from Linda Heller that I made for my son and husband for Valentine’s Day using the vinyl stickers and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  (I don’t know why I didn’t share them before.)

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea with Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Either of these cards could be used for an anniversary or anytime you want to let someone know you love them. The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper make these cards perfect for the men in your life.  The sentiment I used on the inside is also from Petal Palette.  I love the sentiments in this stamp set and from the comments on my blog last week many of you do too!!

Stampin Up Petal Palette stamp set - To order visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed the different project ideas showcasing the versatility of the vinyl stickers.  (I still have lots of stickers left to use!) You can purchase any of the products I used today from my online store. *The Petal & More Thinlits Dies were added to Sale-A-Bration and are a FREE gift with a qualifying purchase.  You must enter the Sale-A-Bratio code if you wish to get them FREE.  (See NEW Sale-A-Bratio items below.)  Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

Wishing you a Very Good Day! It may be spring but it doesn’t feel like it in Maryland! It has been snowing since 9 AM yesterday morning and we are officially snowed in! Even my Physical Therapy for today got cancelled!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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DO NOT wait until the last minute!! As we head into the last days of Sale-A-Bration some of the gift options will sell out.

Check out these additional ways to shop and save in March!

  • New Sale -A- Bration items!! – more added March 16!
  • My Birthday Party kit – FREE with every order in the month of March!
  • Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet – 3 card kits and a 3D project for $10! Order yours before they sell out!  For more details and ordering information click HERE.
  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level! 
  • Two FREE Stamp Sets when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration.  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
  • Save 10% on Bundles
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details. *When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 alternate kit ideas in the months you receive the kit.
  • 50% off your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin – for NEW subscribers!  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418.)

T is for Tutti-Frutti Treats

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today it is all about family, friends, and fruit with the Tutti -frutti Suite.

Growing up I would go blueberry picking with my dad and 5 siblings.  My dad would tie buckets around our waste so both hands were free for faster picking! My mom would  bake homemade pie and all kinds of blueberry treats. YUM! I’m not much of a pie baker but I do enjoy making homemade breads and jam.  Strawberry season will be here before you know it and I love to make strawberry jam! The Tutti-Frutti suite makes it quick & easy to create tags and gift enclosures to go with homemade goodies (or store bought favorites)!

Stampin Up Tutti-frutti hello friend note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This little gift card is for Sister Corda’s roommate.  After Sister Corda passed away, I have been spending Monday evenings with her roommate.  We chat, have dinner together, and watch a few episodes of Longmire on Netflix. Sister Al loves blueberry jam and enjoys some with her bagel every morning.  I bought some of my favorite Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry Jam to give to her.

Stampin Up Tutti-frutti hello friend 3 x 3 note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make note cards to go with gifts. To make this simple note card start with a 3 x 6 piece of cardstock and score it at 3″.  I added a layer of Night of Navy cardstock that is a 2 3/4″ square. Then I added a piece of  2 x 2 5/8  DSP and some gingham ribbon. The sentiment is from the Fruit Basket Stamp Set, cut out with the new 1 1/8 Scallop Circle Punch, and layered on a 1 1/4 punched Night of Navy circle. I popped the sentiment up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Quick & easy!

Here’s a quick 1 minute video showing how to make another quick & easy 3 x 3 card using products from the Tutti-frutti Suite!

I will be heading to Hartford, Connecticut in two weeks for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage convention. I can’t wait to get together with “my people”!  Six of us rented a historic home just outside of Hartford so we could be together for a little extended vacation.  We are planning to stamp, shop, sightsee, and I’m sure chat until the wee hours of the morning.  It is always so much fun when we get together! I made these little gifts using the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper for my “Stampin’ Sisters”.

Stampin Up Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I got this idea from Sam Donald (Pootles.co.uk).  I changed mine up a bit and used coordinating DSP rather than washi tape. I bought several different fruit pens and had so much fun making these that I just couldn’t stop!  I wanted to try different color combinations and ribbons. I ordered the fruit pens from Amazon.  I love the way they coordinate with our DSP! I love the pens with the bauble fruit charms (above) but I also love the way the DSP and ribbon pictured below can serve double duty as a  bookmark. Two gifts in one!

Stampin Up Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper bookmark & gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper bookmark & gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how they turned out! For the first set of pens (with the charms) I used a smidge smaller than 2 x 8 cardstock, 1 3/4 x 6 DSP  in the center, and (2) 1 3/4 x 3/4 strips on the top and bottom. These fit in Stampin’ Up!’s  2 x 8 Cellophane Bags.  You get 50 sturdy bags for just $3.00!

Stampin Up Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used a sightly smaller piece of cardstock for the other pens (a smidge less than 2 x 7) and cut 3/4″ off the top of the cellophane bags.  The DSP measures the same. I used the 1/4″ hole punch to punch an opening for the ribbon. I fussy cut the fruit from the DSP.  (You could stamp and punch fruit using the Fruit Basket stamp set and Itty Bitty Punch Pack.) I used glue dots to adhere the fruit pieces to the cellophane bags.

Stampin Up Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper bookmark & gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Would you like to receive one of these Tutti-Frutti pens? I am sending one to everyone who places an online order of $50 or more with me in March.  It’s my “party favor” and will be included in my birthday party thank you kit for ordering this month! I appreciate each and every order and love sending little thank you gifts and card kits to show my appreciation. I will also be giving one away to a random winner on my blog.  Leave a comment sharing something you enjoy doing with friends or family members and you could be the lucky winner.

Yesterday I showcased all 7 suites from the Occasions catalog and asked my readers to share which one was their favorite suite.  If you missed that post you can view it HERE. From the comments it looks like Petal Passion is the most popular for it’s versatility and great sentiments!  I enjoyed reading all the wonderful comments about the other suites as well.  Like me, some of you liked several and have a hard time choosing a favorite!

I have been making so many projects lately using the products in the Tutti-Frutti Suite! You can view previous projects I have shared HERE or HERE.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store.  Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

Have a Terrific Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Product List

1/4" Circle Handheld Punch

1/4″ Circle Handheld Punch
[134364]
$9.00
Peekaboo Peach 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon

Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon
[141427]
$8.00
Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon

Real Red 3/8″ (1 Cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon
[141693]
$9.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

*Orders of $50 or more qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

Sale A Bration

DO NOT wait until the last minute!! As we head into the last days of Sale-A-Bration some of the gift options will sell out.

Check out these additional ways to shop and save in March!

  • New Sale -A- Bration items!! – more added March 16!
  • My Birthday Party kit – FREE with every order in the month of March!
  • Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet – 3 card kits and a 3D project for $10! Order yours before they sell out!  For more details and ordering information click HERE.
  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level! 
  • Two FREE Stamp Sets when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration.  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
  • Save 10% on Bundles
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details. *When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 alternate kit ideas in the months you receive the kit.
  • 50% off your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin – for NEW subscribers!  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418.)
Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 

“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”

S is for Suites

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I am showcasing the Seven Suites featured in the Occasions catalog. Whether you’re a hardcore crafter or just starting out, you’ll love Stampin’ Up!’s product suites! Products in each suite coordinate perfectly, taking the stress out of combining colors, designs, and accents. That is what makes it fun and easy to create! Look at all the different projects you can create with these suites! Click on each of the images below to see the products offered in each suite.

Stampin Up Picture Perfect Party Suite birthday card and project ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Suite birthday and wedding card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Painted with Love card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Petal Passion all occasion card ideas for birthday, wedding, thank you, congratulations - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Tutti-Frutti Suite card and tag ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Myths & Magic Suite card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman masculine card ideas for birthday and Father's Day - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which one is your favorite suite? Leave a comment below and let’s see what everyone likes best! When I first saw all the different suites I was immediately drawn to Petal Passion.  Once I started playing with the stamps and items in the different suites, I seem to be using one a lot more than the others!  Check back tomorrow to find out which one!

Don’t forget to email me your answers to the catalog scavenger hunt I posted the other day! You have until midnight (EST) tonight to respond.  You could win some blog candy!!! Click HERE for all the information.

Have a Sweet Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. Click HERE to shop or click on the images above.

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*Orders of $50 or more qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items. Only 2 weeks left!

Sale A Bration

DO NOT wait until the last minute!! As we head into the last days of Sale-A-Bration some of the gift options will sell out.

Check out these additional ways to shop and save in March!

  • New Sale -A- Bration items!! – more added March 15!
  • My Birthday Party kit – FREE with every order in the month of March!
  • Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet – 3 card kits and a 3D project for $10!  For more details and ordering information click HERE.
  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level! 
  • Two FREE Stamp Sets when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration.  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
  • Save 10% on Bundles
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details. *When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 alternate kit ideas in the months you receive the kit.
  • 50% off your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin – for NEW subscribers!  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418.)
Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 

“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”

 

R is for Ribbon

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I love Ribbon and I like to add it to my cards and projects! I love the way Stampin’ Up! color coordinates everything! I’m a “everything has to match” type of person (with clothes as well as cards) and I love the special touch ribbon adds to a project. I shared previously my love for the organza ribbon.  You can view that post HERE. Today I am going to share some ribbon projects using the other new ribbons found in the Occasions catalog and share a cool tip for the Shimmer Ribbon found in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

In addition to the new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza ribbon which I shared previously, there are 3 more new ribbons in the Occasions catalog: Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, and Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon.

Here are some of the projects I’ve shared using these ribbons.  You can click on the image to see the original post.

Mini Gable Box embossed with Petal Pair embossing folder and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits treat box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card idea with a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Thank you card ideas using Narrow Note Card and Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a few more ideas to add a touch of ribbon from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

In addition to the beautiful new ribbons  in the Occasions catalog, you can earn the gorgeous shimmery ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It’s FREE with a $50 purchase!  The Shimmer Ribbon Pack has 3 different rolls of ribbon: 1/4″ Basic Gray, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay, and 3/8″ Calypso Coral.

Something so cool that you can do with the Shimmer Ribbon is curl it! I found this tip in the Sale-A-Bration brochure on page 9:  To curl the shimmer ribbon, wrap it around a wood dowel and wet it; dry it with a Heat Tool, let it cool, and voila – curl!

What’s your favorite ribbon? Leave a comment below.

Did you email me your answers to the catalog scavenger hunt I posted the other day? Don’t miss out on a chance to win some blog candy!!! You have until midnight Sunday to respond.  Click HERE for all the information.

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and a wonderful weekend!  I’m so excited….my daughter is flying home today to celebrate my birthday with me this week! Check back for more chances to earn some blog candy!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  Product List


*Orders of $50 or more qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

Sale A Bration

DO NOT wait until the last minute!! As we head into the last days of Sale-A-Bration some of the gift options will sell out.

Check out these additional ways to shop and save in March!

  • New Sale -A- Bration items!! – more added March 16!
  • My Birthday Party kit – FREE with every order in the month of March!
  • Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet – 3 card kits and a 3D project for $10! Order yours before they sell out!  For more details and ordering information click HERE.
  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level! 
  • Two FREE Stamp Sets when you purchase the $99 Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration.  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
  • Save 10% on Bundles
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details. *When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you FREE Step-By-Step PDF Tutorials with 3 alternate kit ideas in the months you receive the kit.
  • 50% off your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin – for NEW subscribers!  Click HERE to join. (*Click on Monthly Subscription/ Subscribe and enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418.)
Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 

“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”

Q is for Questions and Quick Tips

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. The catalog and brochures offer ideas, quick tips, and techniques! Today I decided to have a little fun and send you on a scavenger hunt through the catalog and brochures to find answers to some questions. (*I will post a link to the Sale-A-Bration brochures below. You can access the catalog from the menu bar on my blog.  If you are reading this in your email, click on the title to go to my blog.)

I always loved scavenger hunts and remember fun times racing around the neighborhood with brown paper bags seeing who could be first to find the items on the list. Well, you don’t need to run around! You can grab a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) and enjoy browsing the catalog.  Look for answers to the questions below, copy and paste the questions with your answers, and email them to me (j.stark@myactv.net).  I will pick a random winner to receive a Sale-A-Bration surprise!

Let’s see how well you do with these 10 questions…

  1.  What is “a little cheesy” in the Occasions catalog?
  2. Finish this sentiment from a stamp set featured in the Occasions catalog: “Life is beautiful ___ __ __”
  3. What new product allows you to create unique backgrounds with coloring techniques?
  4. I hope you didn’t miss this quick tip in the catalog…What should you do when stamping on vellum to prevent smearing?
  5. What color watercolor pencils are exclusive to the Lots of Happy kit (and are not available in our set of watercolor pencils)?
  6. Which stamp set answers this question: What happens if someone forgets your birthday?
  7. What new item can you use to “frame your art”?
  8. What new item can you use to make an interactive card?
  9. Here’s another quick tip answered in the catalog…How should you store Stampin’ Blends (and other Stampin’ Up! markers)?
  10. What products can you get for FREE with a $100 purchase?

Have fun! You have until Sunday, March 18th (midnight) to complete the Scavenger Hunt.  Email me with “Scavenger Hunt” in the subject.  Answers and winner will be announced on Monday, 19th.

**Last chance to get my “Just Stampin’ Card kit and 3D Project Buffet” to go this month. You will get 3 card kits and a 3D project kit. For more details and ordering information click HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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*Orders of $50 or more qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items. *Just 2 weeks left to take advantage of these freebies!

Sale-A-Bration brochure

SAB Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Second Release

SAB 2nd release

NEW Sale-A-Bration Items Added Today! 

Check out these new items (from current catalogs) that will be available for FREE starting today, Thursday, March 15th. *Click on the image flyer below to enlarge and print.

SAB new items

**The item numbers from the flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. The items have different numbers in the catalog that do not mark the item as part of Sale-A-Bration.

SAB FREE with $50

SAB FREE with $100