A Mini Gable Box for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #34

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I am the designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe challenge and due to my fractured elbow I was disappointed I wouldn’t be able to create a project this week! So I went with Plan B and with my husband’s help, made this little valentine treat to send to our daughter.

Stampin Up Mini Gable Box Valentine treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s challenge board…

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This quick & easy treat box actually made Tic Tac Toe 3 different ways: down the middle, across the middle, and diagonal. This project uses some of the new items from the Occasions catalog. The Silver Mini Gable Box (found on page 13) is embossed with the floral design from the new Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (page 23).  My husband is not a craft person but he will do anything for me!  Definitely a keeper!

The box is easy to put together. The love die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits is cut from Berry Burst cardstock and adhered using a few glue dots.  The sentiment is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit and goes perfect with the Hershey Chocolate Hugs & Kisses! The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched on both ends with the Triple Banner Punch. A couple of silver hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a simple bow with the new Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon was all this box needed.  Well, almost all…it’s filled it with chocolate Hugs & Kisses!  I wish I could deliver them in person!

See how simple it is to create using elements from the challenge board?! I would really love for you to play along this week with my ABC challenge board. Just pick 3 in a row and create!  I have to live vicariously through your stamping creations until I regain the strength and mobility in my arm!

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a new project. You can create any project and use any elements/supplies as long as it fits within the three elements (in a row, column or diagonal) of your choosing from the tic tac toe challenge board that is set for the current challenge.
  2. You may enter up to a maximum of 3 times as long as the creations are new.
  3. If you have a blog, you should include the challenge graphic in your post and link back to our challenge.
  4. If you are posting in a gallery (like SplitCoast, Pinterest, or any other social media platform), make sure you mention our challenge with a link back to the challenge and use the hashtag #tictactoechallenge and the hashtag found on the challenge (eg: #tttc001)
  5. Your submission link should be a direct link to your project post, not a general link to your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or other gallery account.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Designers’ Picks, and may be deleted.
  6. We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able to! Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. No CAPTCHAs please! Please remember to turn off word verification.
  7. All submissions are due Tuesday at noon CST – that’s when the InLinkz will close. Winners will be announced on Wednesday. New challenges go live every Thursday.
  8. Post your project using the InLinkz Tool, which can be found below the current challenge.

Here’s another reason to enter this week’s challenge…

Be a Guest Designer

Were you selected as Designer’s Choice? If so, we’d love to have you as a GUEST DESIGNER!

Though this is something new for 2018, if you’re a past selection from 2017, feel free to register.

Here’s a little bit about the opportunity:

  • Guest Designers will be scheduled in the order requests are recieved.
  • Once you fill out the form, you will be contacted by one of our Guest Designer Coordinators
  • You will be assigned a challenge board to play with the team that originally selected you (Team X or O)
  • You don’t need to have a blog. If you only post to social media sites, just provide the URL to your account (or direct Pinterest board). The day the challenge goes live, we’ll link to the exact URL of your entry.
  • You will receive further instructions on how to provide your project picture to us, and other requirements (see the form on the website for some of that info)
  • You can be a Guest Designer for every time you’ve been selected Designer’s Choice!

Don’t delay – sign up today! Can’t wait to have you as our guest!

If you have any questions or need help please feel free to contact me!

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Coloring with Stampin’ Blends for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #30

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! How would YOU like to be a guest designer? Simply play along and each week someone will be chosen to be a future guest designer.  Here’s this week’s challenge board…

TTTC board #30

The “No Sentiment” box popped out at me.  I rarely make a card without a sentiment on the front so I thought I would challenge myself to use that element this week. I created a gift set of 3 x 3 cards.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to color (which may be one reason why I teach Pre K)!  I have shared many different coloring techniques on my blog (using aqua painters, blender pens, sponge daubers, etc.) For this project I used my Stampin’ Blends and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

To order the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and other Stampin Up products, visit my blog www.juststampin.com

The black and white designs are great on their own but I really like how you can customize the designs.  The flowers are so vibrant using the Stampin’ Blends and trust me, it is so easy to do…the markers do the work for you!

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out these videos from Stampin Up to learn more!

Click HERE to view the Stampin’ Blends brochure to see all the colors available as well as the Color Me Happy Kit and Stamp Set. Here’s a close up of each of the cards I colored.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am thrilled the pizza boxes from the Holiday Catalog made it on Carryover List. They are perfect for 3 x 3 cards and envelopes or food items.
Stampin Up Pizza Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The DSP is 3 x 3 layered on a 3 1/4 Black square. I covered the top of the box with a 3 1/2 square of Rich Razzleberry and covered the sides with 1 x 3 1/2 strips in the same color. I added the gorgeous Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon as the finishing touch!  You could easily give the set of cards in black & white and let the recipient color them or enjoy some “coloring therapy” and give the set complete as I have done. Either way I think it makes a nice little gift.  I love having note cards on hand for any occasion and these fit the bill.  Stamp a sentiment inside or write a personalized note.
Here’s a tip for when you color with the Stampin’ Blends…put a piece of scrap paper under the image you are coloring becasue the color will bleed through.  You will want to adhere your colored piece to another layer. I cut my DSP in to 3 x 3 sqaures for this project.  I colored then adhered them on to 3 x 6 Thick Whisper White Cardstock (scored at 3″).  I hope this project inspires you to find time to create some handmade kindness!
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Come play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Click HERE to see what the other design team members created!
Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Merry Christmas!

The stockings were “hung”…

Stampin Up Trim Your Stockings gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The tags were made…

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The Sweet Shop was stocked…

Stampin Up The Little Things candy jar treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The packages were wrapped and delivered…

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Tag idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you had a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

P. S. Mrs. Claus is on a much needed family vacation!

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R is for Reindeer

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! When my kids were little we always sprinkled food for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve. Even though my kids are grown I still make magic reindeer food for my students.  The Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating Framelits make it quick & easy to make these adorable little gifts. I had so much fun coloring them with my Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin Up Seasonal Chums Treat Holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made this free standing holder for the treat tube when Paper Pumpkin had the tubes last year.  I love that Stampin’ Up! brought them back but they will be retiring with the holiday catalog at the end of the month so stock up now!!! You can fill these tubes with so many things…bath salts, candy, money, etc. The holder idea was from Ellen Hutson and I adapted it for my “Magic Reindeer Food”.  It is quick & easy to make! Start with a 3 x 9 1/2 strip of cardstock.  I used 12 x 12 Cherry Cobbler from the Be Merry Cardstock Pack in the annual catalog.  (You can get 4 from a sheet which is great if you are making them for a classroom.) Use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and score along the 9 1/2″ side at 1 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 1/4, 7 1/2, and 8 5/8.

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Fold along the score lines.  Next, punch 2 circles from scrap paper using the 3/4″ circle punch.  Adhere these where to the cardstock where you need to punch the holes for the treat tube.  (See photo below.) *When punching the hole on the right side you will need to fold the end under and punch through both layers because the punch will not reach far enough.  Here’s some photos to show you.

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 The part on the end will get tucked under when you adhere the holder.  Apply adhesive on the back of the end piece and fold up and under to form the stand.

I added a piece of 2 7/8 x 2 Reindeer DSP from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Be Merry treat holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the adorable Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits. Both the stamp set and dies will carry over after the holiday catalog retires but you will no longer get to save 10% when you purchase the bundle. So if this is something you’ve been thinking about ordering, get it now and save 10%! You can use these for tags, treat toppers, cards, etc.  I know it is something I will use year after year because I love to give little treats! (I haven’t even played with the snowman yet!!!)

I filled my treat tubes with oatmeal and glitter. I colored the reindeer with the new Stampin’ Blends.  I love to color and these markers just glide and do all the work for you! I used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, and Cherry Cobbler Blends to color then cut out the reindeer with the matching framelit.  I attached it to the treat tube with a glue dot and I was done! My students are going to love these!!!

Stampin Up Seasonal Chums Treat Holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Envelope Punch Board Projects

Yesterday I shared a fun treat holder for Lindt Chocolate balls made with the Envelope Punch Board and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you missed that post you can click HERE to view.

I promised to share with you some other projects made with the Envelope Punch Board. Last week I had a class with several local gals who wanted to make “crackers”. The Envelope Punch Board is so versatile and useful for so much more than just making envelopes!  We made crackers plus 3 more fun projects…a Ghirardelli Chocolate treat holder, a Santa gift card holder, and a “Peppermint Patty” standing snowman treat.  I found so many ideas on Pinterest and just “tweaked” them to use what I had.  Here’s a few pictures from the event.

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Here’s a close up of each of the projects.

Stampin' Up! More Than Chocolate Ghirardelli Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder idea with Merry Little Labels Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Snowman Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World cracker box made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

They loved the projects and had so much fun making them that they want to meet again for another class to make more projects using the envelope punch board.  There are so many things you can make with this handy tool from envelopes and candy treats to boxes and more! More ideas coming soon!!!

**If you purchase the Envelope Punch Board from my online store I will email you the directions to make each of these projects and send you the “kit” in the mail.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Sweet Chocolate Treat

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

During our weekend away my friends and I visited the Lindt Chocolate Outlet in Pennsylvania.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven! They had bins and bins with every flavor filling you could imagine.  You could pick and choose to fill a bag with different flavors. My mind was racing …I saw Stampin’ Up! colors everywhere and couldn’t wait to make these adorable mini cracker boxes to color coordinate.

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice for these gold and copper foiled truffles. These are really quick & easy to make with one of my favorite “must have” tools, the Envelope Punch Board.  Susan has been waiting patiently for me to post the measurements for these so Susan, this is for you!!!!

Start with a piece of 4 1/4 x 6 piece of DSP.  Use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (another favorite well loved tool!!!!) to score along the 6″ side at 1 3/8, 2 3/4, 4 1/8, 5 1/2.  Turn and score (with the 4 1/4″ side across the top) at 1 3/8.  Fold along the score lines.

Next use the Envelope Punch Board and with the short side across the top, line up the DSP at the 1″ mark and punch. *The 1 3/8 score line should be off to the right. You will fold and punch along each score line at the 1″ mark. *You will be punching through two layers each time except the one on the end which will just be one layer.

Next, cut up on the score lines at the bottom to the 1 3/8 score line.  Cut off the small rectangle along the bottom and apply Tear & tape on the end as shown below. Fold and adhere the sides of the box then fold the bottom flaps and adhere with Multipurpose Liquid.

Fill with a chocolate ball, pinch the top to close, then tie with ribbon. This is a quick & easy treat for table favors, coworkers, or to give out as you go through the drive thru to get your cup of coffee, etc. I had so much fun making these to go with all the different chocolate flavors.

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These snowman wrapped Milk and White Chocolate truffles are a Limited Edition (just like the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper which in only Available While Supplies Last…stock up now!!!).

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Be Merry Designer Series Paper used below was perfect for the seasonal Peppermint Milk Chocolate Truffles.  YUM!!!!

Stampin Up Be Merry Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you have a favorite?

You can purchase the Envelope Punch Board and other items used to make today’s projects from my online store. Check back tomorrow to see more projects made with the Envelope Punch Board.

Coming soon…The 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration. If you are not currently working with another demonstrator and would like to receive the new catalogs, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) and I will put them in the mail to you!

FYI…I will be offering Paper Shares with the new catalog. Check back for more information.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Year End Sales Event

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Star of Light Candle Box

I enjoy the glow of burning candles! (And I absolutely love the smell when you blow them out!) Candles are a symbol of hospitality and I think they make a great hostess gift. Today’s project is a beautiful box to gift some candles.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The box holds 4  10″ dinner candles.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I CASEd this idea from the amazing Sam Hammond (Pootles.com).  She is so talented and an absolute joy to listen to (Love her British accent!). You can watch her video below.

We don’t have “standard” size candles in the US so I had to adjust the dimensions to fit my 10″ candles.

I started with a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and cut 2 7/8 from one side so it measures 12 x 9 1/8. With the long (12 inch) side across the top, score at 7/8 and 11 1/8.  Score along the short side at 7/8, 4 1/8, 5, 8 1/4.

I followed Sam’s directions for cutting and assembling the box. *You need to use a strong adhesive (Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue) on the 6 notched pieces.

I adjusted the layers on the top of my boxes to fit my measurements. The top layers measure 9 3/4 x 2 3/4 and 9 1/2 x 2 1/2. The Star of Light Stamp set is perfect for this box.  I love to heat emboss and it was fun to try out the different color combinations. I used silver embossing powder on navy and purple, gold on green, and white on red. These boxes are so quick & easy to make which worked out great for me because I need several hostess gifts! Here’s a look at each of the different color combinations I made.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This Whisper White box has silver foil and Perfect Plum layers on top with silver embossing. This box holds 3 purple and 1 pink candle for a coworker who bought a new advent wreath and needed some candles.  (Purple candles are not always easy to find so I stock up when I find them.)

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next is my red and white box with white embossed layers. I put red and white candles wrapped in white organza ribbon inside. I have good news…Stampin’ Up! brought back the white organza ribbon!  I love this ribbon as it is so easy to sponge in different colors. (Click HERE to see one of my first blog posts showcasing this technique.) The ribbon will be available in the new Occasions Catalog Jan. 3rd. Yea!!!

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the green and very vanilla with gold embossing on this box. (The photo does not do it justice!) There are vanilla candles inside.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Navy and white are classic and so elegant with the silver embossing and Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Star of Light candle box idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I really like these boxes and would be thrilled to receive any one of them as a gift! Which candle box is your favorite?

Here’s a fun fact…Did you know the practice of placing lighted candles in the windows at Christmas was brought to America by the Irish?  The historical background of this custom is quite interesting.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store. Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Sales Event is happening now! Click on any of the links below to view. Get your favorites before they are gone!

Have a wonderful day! I am away this weekend with some of my stamping friends (aka The Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps  LOL ). I love getting together with these gals!  There is always lots of fun, laughter, food, and sharing great ideas!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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