Something Sweet for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #6

It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! It’s fun and easy to play…just pick 3 and create! Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I chose the row on the far right going down: square, wrap, woodgrain. Here’s my project.

Sweet Treat holder using Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. For more card and project ideas visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack to make the crate using the Wood Crate Framelits. The paper stack comes with 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 different 6 x 6 double-sided designs.

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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack Item #144177 $10

I love that the crate framelit cuts and scores so all you have to do is fold and adhere. Quick & easy!

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Wood Crate Framelits Item # 143730 $30

The sentiment is from the Cool Treats stamp set stamped on Whisper White using Old Olive and Real Red ink. I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered it with an Old Olive scalloped square cut using the Layering Squares Framelits.  I cut the strawberry from DSP and attached the square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I filled the crate with Strawberry Ghirardelli  wrapped in a 3 x 6 cellophane bag tied with the new Double-Stitched Ribbon. It makes a “sweet” gift!

Check out this short video showcasing ideas and products from the Wood Textures Suite.

 

As you can see there are many possibilities which makes this suite a “must have”.

Sweet Treat holder using Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. For more card and project ideas visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Cool Treats  Ink: Old Olive, Real Red  Papers: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White, Old Olive  Tools & Accessories: Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, 3 x 6 Cellophane Bags, Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons! Be sure to check out the other projects created by the design team and others at http://www.tictactoechallenge.com.  I hope you will play along!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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It’s A Pattern Party for the PALS Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re having a Pattern Party! Hoppers will feature projects using their favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and coordinating embellishments. After all, color coordination is a Stampin’ Up! Strength.

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 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Paper, crafts, and glue are my everyday life! (In addition to stamping, I am a Pre-K teacher.) It was love at first sight when I saw this paper from Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper!

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This was a really easy project to do with some store bought letters! I simply traced my initials (which also stand for my blog, Just Stampin’) and cut them out.  I adhered them to the block letters using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (I used the bold tip end to spread the glue evenly.) I embellished them with some ribbon and die cuts. The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Crafting Forever. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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This would make a great gift for teachers, friends, family, kids, anyone! Stampin’ Up! has so many patterned papers to choose from! How cute would it be to decorate a child’s name with pattern paper?! My son loved dinosaurs and there is a cool dinosaur pattern in this same paper pack. You could use the camera paper for a scrapbooker or photographer in your life or choose a pattern from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper Pack for the coffee lover at work or home. You could even let the recipient color their own using the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper. There’s so many possibilities! Check out this quick video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing some of the different designer series paper.

Which designer series paper pack is your favorite? Click HERE to see all the different designer series paper packs available in my online store.

Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sunshine Wishes and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and Crafting Forever Stamp Set were used to embellish these block letters. Great for Gifts or home office. For more card and gift inspiration visit www.juststampin.com.

Stamp Set: Crafting Forever  Ink: Basic Black  Papers: Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Pack, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons!

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on August 9, 2017 when our projects will feature “cuts” from punches, dies, framelits, edgelits, or thinlits. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. See you on August 9th!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  13. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • Click here for more details.

Feel free to email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions!

 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

It’s Christmas in July!...Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Click HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Blog Candy Winner!

Many, many thanks to all who took the time to comment on my blog anniversary post on July 4th!  If you missed that post (and my flag card), you can see it HERE. I loved reading all your comments and enjoyed the trip down Memory Lane. One post actually brought tears to my eyes as it did when I first wrote it. Here’s the winner of the blog candy as chosen by random.org….

Carrie S.

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Carrie was the 14th person to comment. Here’s what she wrote:

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Congratulations on one year! I have enjoyed seeing your projects and you have inspired me to make projects I had not thought of! One of my favorite posts was on March 8th. You made a beautiful wreath card that was inspired from a wreath your sister gave you. My last name also starts with the letter S, so I thought that was neat. Hope you and your family have a great 4th! 🙂

Carrie,  email me your address (j.stark@myactv.net) and I will put your card and embossing folders in the mail to you.

It seems Fun Fold cards are a favorite of many and the good news is I still have a few more fun folds to finish in this alphabet series.  Between my computer crashing, a concussion, and end of the school year, this series has extended a little longer than I anticipated.  I actually had all my ideas for the series written down months ago…sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the time to create. With my daughter home for the summer you know we have been spending lots of time together catching up. Hopefully it has been fun looking forward to what’s coming next.  And just wait til you see the exciting fun folds I have to share with you from the card swap!  Oh my gosh, I am blown away!!!  Be sure to check back!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
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 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

It’s Christmas in July!...Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

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A Treat Holder for any Occasion

Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of my blog!  If you missed that post you want to check it out  HERE and leave a comment for a chance to win some blog candy. My very first blog post was a treat holder for the Fourth of July and I promised I would share what I made for this year’s cookout.

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat box. For directions and more visit juststampin.com

These are really quick and easy to make and the best part is all you have to do is change the paper and die and you can have a treat holder for any occasion. I’m thinking a pumpkin for Halloween, leaves for Thanksgiving, a  pine tree (or today’s star in some glimmer paper) for Christmas, hearts for Valentine’s Day…you get the idea.  Here’s the details how to make these sweet and simple treat holders…

Start with a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock. (You can make 4 treat holders from 1 sheet of cardstock.) Score the short side at 1″ and 3 1/4″. Score the long side at 2 1/4″ and 3 1/4″.

 

Fold and crease along the score lines. With the long side facing you, cut up to the 1″ score line on both sides. Notch the center pieces so it will fold easily.

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Add Tear & Tape or Fast Fuse as shown. You want to secure the tabs first then adhere the front flaps back.

 

How easy is that?! Then just decorate your treat holder as desired. I used the star die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and added a Metallic Enamel Star in the center. The 3′ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags were the perfect size to fill with some patriotic Hershey Kisses.  I tied the bags with Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon. Here’s the different color combinations I made.

 

Every year I make the same cake for our cookout…it’s a simple jello poke cake with whip cream on top and decorated to look like a flag. It’s yummy!

Both the cake and the treat holders were a big hit! I hope you were able to celebrate the holiday with family & friends! Do you have special holiday food or traditions? I would love for you to leave a comment below.

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat box. For directions and more visit juststampin.com

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

You can purchase any of the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons! To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code at checkout when shopping from my online store.

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • Click here for more details.

Feel free to email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions!

 

 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

It’s Christmas in July!...Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Click HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Celebrate…and Win Some Blog Candy!

Stampin Up Fourth of July Flag card made with Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder and Ruffled 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. See more card & gift ideas @ juststampin.com

Happy Fourth of July!  There is much to celebrate! Today is the one year anniversary of my blog! My very first blog post was the treat holder pictured below that I posted last year on the Fourth of July. (You can click on the image to see the original post.)

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This past year has been a year full of changes, lots of travel, and so much fun (minus my surgery and recent concussion)!  My husband and I became empty nesters as our children spread their wings and became independent…our daughter went off to college in Georgia and our son moved to Massachusetts with his job.  I have loved creating and sharing with you and have enjoyed the interactions with comments, emails, and cards from so many of you! You have helped make this transition much easier than I ever thought possible! Never underestimate the difference you can make in someone’s life! I am so happy to have you along on this stamping journey with me!!

This day of independence, reflection and appreciation needs some blog candy!!! Leave a comment by noon (EST) on Thursday, July 6th letting me know what blog post, card, or project was your favorite this past year. I would love to hear from you (especially if you have never commented before).  If you can, post the date of the project so others can check it out in case they are new to my blog and may have missed it. You can always refer to past posts by clicking on Archives (to check by month) or search by Categories. Just click on the drop down menu on the right. (You may need to click on the blog title first to go directly to my blog if you are reading this in your email.) I will use random.org to pick a winner to receive today’s card along with one of my favorite embossing folders that just seemed appropriate for this occasion…The Celebrations Duo.

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I love embossing folders… they are a great bang for your buck and provide a quick & easy WOW factor by adding dimension! I used the celebrate embossing folder from this set on my card today.  My inspiration for today’s card came from a napkin (of all things)!

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I also used the new Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on this card.  I thought the ruffles looked a lot like a flag blowing in the wind.

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I live in Maryland near the Antietam National Battlefield.  It’s a family tradition on the Saturday before 4th of July to go to Antietam for their Independence Day event. Everyone packs a picnic and spreads their blankets, chairs, and umbrellas on the battlefield. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra entertains the crowd, planes fly overhead, cannons are fired, and the most spectacular fireworks display lights up the sky at night. I was not able to attend this year due to my recent concussion; however, my daughter and husband went and they face timed me during the fireworks display. Here’s a few photos they took at the event.

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I hope you have a wonderful holiday today! We have some friends coming over for a cookout.  Check back tomorrow to see the favors I made for everyone this year! Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

You can purchase any of the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop and earn Bonus Days coupons! To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code at checkout when shopping from my online store.

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • Click here for more details.

Feel free to email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions!

 

 Join my DOstamperSTARS team during Christmas In July, Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator (hobby or business demonstrator)!

When you join my team in July…

  • You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack with your Starter Kit ($52 value)
    • 118485 D Block (2 of them)
    • 130148 Grid Paper
    • 103579 Paper Snips
    • 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
    • 102300 Bone Folder
  • PLUS, to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)

It’s Christmas in July!...Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business/hobby off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars (choose $125 for only $99) on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Fine print:

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Essential Gift Pack items (& Carols of Christmas stamp set) may not be exchange for other products.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Click HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!

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Fun Fold Happy Mail

I interrupt my regularly scheduled post to bring you some happy mail. When I came home last night from my book club meeting there was a package sitting on the counter for me. (Both my husband and I are terrible about remembering to get the mail!) One look at the envelope and I couldn’t wait to open it!

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Cute, right? When I opened it, I was amazed to find this gorgeous purse!! Daisies, my favorite! There was a note enclosed and I can’t tell you how much it touched my heart.  It was from a blog reader, Kathy Royce. She saw this on Splitcoast Stampers and said she had to make one especially for me.  She thought it was perfect timing because I was doing this fun fold series.  Oh my Gosh!!!  I am so blessed!

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The clutch purse was designed by Dee Slater and you can bet I will be checking out Splitcoast Stampers for directions to CASE it too! (Kathy, if you are reading this, post the link in the comments or email me and I will update with the link.)

 

It gets even better….when I opened it there were 4 gorgeous note cards enclosed!  WOW! What an exciting surprise!

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Here’s a close up of each of these adorable cards and custom envelopes.

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I am one lucky person! I love to create and it brings me joy if I can inspire others to share handmade kindness. Kathy, you made my day!!! I am honored to be the recipient of this generous gift and kindness.

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Please leave a comment for Kathy and then make someone’s day…send a card to someone today!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

*UPDATE…Here is the link to the tutorial. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/cardclutch/

Thank you Susan and Kathy for sharing the link!!!

A Treat And A Tip For Your Tuesday

Yesterday I promised to share with you a treat holder I made for my customers who shopped with me in April. I enjoy sending my card kits and little gifts to thank everyone who shops with me. I truly appreciate each and every order and hope this brightens their day.

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Did you know Ghirardelli made strawberry filled chocolates? When I saw these I knew I could use the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to make a fun treat holder for them.  This origami fold has been around forever! (I remember making these when I was in school to use as a drinking cup.)  Today I have a quick tip to help you line up the folds in record time!

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The Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper (#130148) is an often overlooked “tool” in the catalog. I love it and use it all the time! (One day I will do a post about all the ways I use it!)   Let’s get to how I used it to make this project quick & easy! I started with a piece of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Fold it in half to make a triangle then line it up along the grid paper.

Take the point at the bottom and fold it across to line up at 2 1/2″ on the opposite side. Fold and crease with your bone folder.  Do the same for the other end…cross over and line up at 2 1/2″.  The grid lines make it fast and easy to get the perfect size without having to measure and mark with a pencil.

Then you just fold down the flap at the top and you’re done.  No adhesive necessary.

img_2033 I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I cut the sentiment and Red Glimmer paper with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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How would you like to receive one of these in your mailbox?  Last week Chris R. sent me an adorable treat holder, the cutest little card, and some yummy chocolate tulips from her home town.

They have a Tulip Festival every year and she sent me these yummy chocolates. She was so sweet to share with me so I thought I would “pay it forward” and send my strawberry treat to one of you along with some 6 x 6 paper so you can make some of your own.  Let’s have some fun!  I shared that I will be starting a new alphabet series this week…What do you think is the “theme” of my new alphabet series?  Leave me a comment with your guess by noon on Wednesday (EST) and I will announce the winner (the first person who comments with the correct answer) on Thursday.

FYI…the series will debut on Thursday. Wednesday I will be participating in the PALS Blog Hop…you’ll want to check back for that… Lots of great ideas and inspiration from many talented team members!!!

This new alphabet series will be my fourth in the ABC series.  You can easily access any of the past series by clicking on the drop down menu under Categories. My first series, ABC’s of Stampin’, is great for new stampers as well as experienced stampers. It has lots of information on the basics of stamping as well as helpful tips for using a variety of stamping tools. It’s also a great refresher course. I am always learning new techniques and ideas from my fellow demonstrators and stampers and love to share them with you.

Next came the ABC’s with DSP.  You know how I love my Designer Series Paper! That series showcased different ways to cut your paper to make the most out of it with little waste. I love it when I can use every last scrap!  I am still so disappointed that the 12 x 12 DSP Paper Stacks are retiring.  I know it could get a bit pricey if you bought all 6 stacks but many demonstrators (myself included) offer Paper Shares to help you get a sample of them all without breaking the bank. I have only offered paper shares to my local customers in the past but am willing to consider shipping if that is something you are interested in when the new catalog debuts June 1st.  I am hoping Stampin’ Up! will consider bringing back the paper stacks for the different color families, perhaps in 6 x 6 stacks to make it more affordable. Luckily, we will have some great new paper packs and fun color combinations available to work with when the new catalog debuts.  FYI…the In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks are still available for both 2015 – 2017 and 2016 – 2018 colors.  Unfortunately, the Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles have already sold out. Also, the current Designer Series Paper packs will be retiring the end of May and are only available while supplies last.  Many are still available at some great sale prices!  (See below for the retiring list of DSP. ) The Fruit Stand DSP used on today’s project is on sale for $8.80 (20% Savings).

My most recent alphabet series, ABC’s with the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs, focused on the new products in these catalogs. Boy did we have some fun new and different dies, embossing folders, and gorgeous fonts in some of the stamp sets! Many of these items are retiring to make room for new ones so I hope you got what you wanted.  If not, there is a very good chance it’s on sale.  Many retiring items are discounted up to 50% off! Stamp sets are available until May 22nd and then they too will be available “while supplies last”. You can click on the links below to see what is retiring and what’s still available.  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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