A Pizza Box Just For You

Stampin Up Merry Little Labels gift box idea using Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Circles and a pizza box. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Yesterday I shared this cute little pizza box which is so versatile. It’s food safe for giving homemade treats, is perfect for little gifts, and even holds a Paper Pumpkin subscription! Slide off the belly band and take a peek inside!

Stampin Up Merry Little Labels gift box idea using Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Circles and a pizza box. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can decorate these in a variety of ways. As promised, here’s all the details…

I wanted to make the box color coordinate with the printed Paper Pumpkin subscription so I went with Real Red and Pool Party.  The Designer Series Paper is from Christmas Around the World.  I cut a 3 3/8″ square piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of the lid.  The DSP layer is a 3 1/4″ square.   The belly band measures 1 x 10 1/2 and is wrapped around the box and adhered in the front.  I cut 2 circles from the Layering Circles Framelits and adhered those to the belly band.  The sentiment is from Merry Little Labels and stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I also punched 2 more from Pool Party cardstock and cut each in half. I adhered the 4 pieces to the back of the sentiment to give it a layered look.  I punched the leaf from Silver Glimmer Paper using the leaf punch (which is one of my favorite punches).  I also cut some evergreen from the Pretty Pines Thinlits in pool party to add a little embellishment behind the sentiment layer. I made a bow from 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon and adhered with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Merry Little Labels gift box idea using Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Circles and a pizza box. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

When you purchase a Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription you can download a gift certificate. My wonderful husband resized it to fit in the pizza box. You can certainly do the same; however, if you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid paper pumpkin subscription through me I will send you the gift certificate and the decorated pizza box to put it in! All you’ll have to do is decide who is goes to and add the code (which you will receive via email).  Give the gift that keeps on giving! I love my Paper Pumpkin kits and look forward to my monthly surprise in the mail. I think they make a wonderful gift to give or receive!  Click HERE to order! Want to see more ideas using the pizza boxes? Click HERE to see some I shared previously.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s project from my online store. (*See product list below.) Check out the Online Extravaganza and save up to 40% off!  Click on the image below.

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I am heading to the airport today to pick up my daughter!  I’m looking forward to spending time together this weekend as we celebrate her 20th birthday, bake, shop, and share our blessings.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Blog Candy Winner, Paper Pumpkin Video, and more!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments and stories you shared on my blog the other day! I loved reading each and every one of them! We are so fortunate to have special people who bless our lives!  Please know that you bless mine!  I appreciate that you visit my blog and take the time to comment.  I used random.org to pick the blog candy winner.

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The lucky winner of the “Sister Corda Wink of Stella gift bag” is….  Kathy H. May you think of my special friend as you add a little sparkle to your projects! Please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop this gift in the mail to you!

Stampin Up Fresh Florals In Color gift bag idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My Paper Pumpkin box arrived last week and all I can say is WOWZERS! It is a winner! You can use these adorable stockings for so many things…to hold gift cards, decorate packages, as table favors (fill with treats or silverware), ornaments, etc.  Sister Corda would have loved this month’s kit!!! I could just see her tucking some of her homemade candy in these to give to others.

Check out the how-to video to see everything in the kit and how easy it is to put these projects together!

Stampin’ Up! will be sharing project ideas combining elements from the coordinating Season of Style October (Pining for Plaid) and November (Back in Plaid) kits later today, November 21st, in a Facebook Live broadcast at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT, 6 PM MT, 5 PM PT)

Stampin Up Merry Little Labels gift box idea using Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Circles and a pizza box. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you looking for gift ideas for friends or family members? Paper Pumpkin would be a great gift for any age! Purchase a prepaid subscription and give the gift that keeps on giving! I’ll even send you this pizza box and gift certificate when you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid subscription through me. Click HERE to order!

Stampin Up Merry Little Labels gift box idea using Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Layering Circles and a pizza box. Jeanie Stark StampinUp

When you purchase a prepaid subscription you will receive an email with a subscription code.  Simply sign in to Paper Pumpkin and add the code.  It’s that simple!  If you are purchasing the subscription to give as a gift, simply add the subscription code on the gift certificate along with the number of months they will receive their gift.  Here’s a close up of the custom gift certificate that’s sized to perfectly inside the mini pizza box.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin gift certificate

Check back tomorrow and I will share the directions how I made the pizza box.

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and would like to check out some past kits, now you can!  During the Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza select kits are available and ON SALE (but only while supplies last)!  Check out these deals!

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Click HERE to see the kits in my online shop.

Click HERE to download the Extravaganza List to see everything that is on sale!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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

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Sister Corda Blog Candy

Today is Sister Corda’s birthday.  It breaks my heart that she passed away 3 days ago. I had planned to share her birthday card today; however, I am going to share some blog candy in her honor instead. img_9443

If you know me or follow my blog, you have heard about Sister Corda. She was an amazing woman in so many ways! At 90 years old she was my oldest “Paper Pumpkin Player”, still made her delicious homemade candy to give to others, volunteered each week at the homeless shelter, helped out in my Pre K classroom, walked daily, and was completely devoted to her faith. She taught for many years and made a difference in so many lives! If you couldn’t remember something, you’d ask Sister Corda…she had a mind like a steel trap!

I had the pleasure of introducing Sister Corda to card making. I still remember the excitement and joy on her face when she made her first card. She continued to have just as much joy with each and every card she made.  She followed my blog daily (and would have something to say if I missed a day or two).  Often she would be waiting in my classroom in the morning with a list of items she needed or to show me something she created. Just recently she was so excited to start stamping her handmade Christmas cards and wanted a Wink of Stella brush.  I made this little bag (adapted from Pootles) to put it in to gift to her but never had the chance to give it to her before she went to the hospital.

Stampin Up Fresh Florals In Color gift bag idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

We all have people who come in and out of our lives and some make a difference. Sister Corda has been a huge blessing in my life! Leave me a comment with the name of someone who has been a blessing in your life.  I will choose a random winner to send this gift bag with the Wink of Stella.

Sister Corda also enjoyed my “Just Stamping Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go” kits and each month she would tell me to “put her on the list”.  In her honor I will be gifting one of my project kits each month.  Everyone who places an order for the kit will have their name in a drawing and one lucky recipient with receive “Sister Corda’s kit” for FREE. This month I am offering a special “Holiday Edition” of my monthly kit to go.  For details and ordering information click HERE. I will draw a winner prior to sending Paypal invoices (on the 26th) and let one lucky recipient know they are receiving their kit for FREE this month.

Sister Corda was truly an inspirational woman. She had such an impact on me and my family. My friend Paula said it best, “How lucky are we to have been blessed with the opportunity to witness complete devotion and love by a person who touched each of our hearts in a very personal way.”  Sister Corda would have been 91 years old today.  Here’s a few photos from her 90th birthday celebration at my home last year.

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Wishing you many blessings in life!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Pals Blog Hop…Anything But A Card

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Welcome to the Pals November 2017 Blog Hop featuring some “Anything But a Card”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals wow you with  projects like home decor items, gifts and 3-D items. Maybe even some card sets.

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 Year of Cheer and Merry Little Labels gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

‘Tis the season of giving! I love to create my own packaging for gifts and when it comes to giving monetary gifts (which seems to be the preference for teenagers and young adults)  it’s fun to add a little surprise element. Hopefully this little box does just that! This “never ending money box” is fun and easy to make with just a few supplies…Simply Scored Scoring Tool, adhesive, and washi tape (and $ of course).  You can embellish the box as much or as little as you like.  Pretty ribbon and a tag do the trick !

Stampin Up Year of Cheer and Merry Little Labels gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My son and two nephews are going up north skiing and snowboarding after Christmas so I know they can use a little extra cash.  I thought the gorgeous snowflake paper and sentiment from Merry Little Labels would be perfect for their boxes. It certainly doesn’t look like your typical monetary gift. Take a peek inside…

Washi Tape holds the bills together and you just fold in thirds accordion style to make it look like a lot more $.  I heat embossed the label with Silver Embossing Powder and punched another label using the Silver Glimmer Paper. You can use these boxes for more than just money! I used the Large Letters Framelits to monogram my other box. You could fit jewelry, small candles, etc. in the box.

Stampin Up Year of Cheer and Merry Little Labels gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

There’s so many possibilities for how you can decorate these boxes. Yesterday I shared a fun set of “dice” boxes I created for my husband’s birthday. They look totally different from today’s boxes yet they were made the same way.

Click HERE for measurements and directions to make the cube box.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on December 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

Click here to  view the Blog Hop Line-up

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

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

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Happy Birthday Carl!

Today is my husband’s birthday!  He spoils me 364 days of the year so I am excited to surprise him today! We recently attended a Casino Night fundraiser for my school and had such a great time. Here’s a photo of us from the event.

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I thought I would continue the theme for his birthday.  Here’s the card I made for him.

Stampin Up birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used several retired stamp sets, dies, and DSP to create this card. I know my husband is going to love it! The red glimmer paper and silver foil really make this card sparkle! Here’s a close up of the “slot machine”. The lever actually pulls down! I fussy cut the cherries from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired).

Stampin Up Simply Socred slot machine birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Some chocolate covered “casino chips” add a sweet treat.

Stampin Up birthday card slot machine idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Can you guess his birthday gift? I made these “dice” to go with the card to hold his “chips” and added surprise.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Cube Box idea - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

The cube box is quick & easy to make with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I started with a piece of 8 x 11 Thick Whisper White cardstock.  With the long side across the top I scored it at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, and 10.  I scored the short side at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2.

Look at the photo below to see where to cut to make the box. Remove the little rectangle from the bottom of the box and cut up each of the score lines along the bottom. You remove quite a bit from the top of the box just saving one section for the top/lid. Notch the ends to make it easy to close the box.

Visual for Cube Box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored tool - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Apply Tear & Tape to adhere the sides of the box. Fold the bottom flaps in and adhere with Tear & Tape or another strong adhesive.  I punched 3/4″ circles and adhered with Multipurpose Glue to the sides of the boxes to look like dice.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Cube Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For his birthday gift, I booked a weekend getaway at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino.  I wanted to include a little extra surprise with some “gambling” money. The cube box is a great way to give cash. I folded $ in thirds accordion style and attached with washi tape. The washi tape can be removed without tearing the bills. It is so much fun to pull the top bill and see what looks like a never ending money box!

I hope he’s feeling lucky! I love the way this makes such a fun gift presentation.

Stampin Up Casino Birthday Gift Set idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Sets: One Tag Fits All (retired), Curly Cute (retired)  Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink, Soft Sky Papers: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Red Glimmer, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired)  Tools & Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Hearth & Home Thinlits, Star Blast Edgelits Dies (retired), Little Numbers Thinlits Dies (retired), Big Shot, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Silver Metallic Thread, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape, Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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N is for Nutcracker

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series! I am having so much fun going through the alphabet and sharing holiday ideas. My sister collects nutcrackers and she is also the one who introduced me to store bought “crackers” one year. Crackers have since become a holiday tradition. I will be celebrating Christmas at my sister’s this year with the rest of my family so I thought it would be fun to make some nut”crackers”.

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I intended to just use the nutcracker pattern from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper; however, as I was making it I thought it would be fun to cut out the nutcrackers. (I always loved paper dolls as a kid!) I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut layers to adhere the nutcrackers. It was easy to fussy cut the nutcrackers with my Paper Snips.

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea made using the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are quick & easy to make using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Envelope Punch Board. You can get 4 per sheet of DSP. I shared a photo tutorial how to make these HERE. These are great for so many occasions. I love to make these as table favors and everyone always enjoys them! You can fill these with candy (or nuts), lottery tickets, $, or small gifts. It’s always a fun surprise to open!

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea made using the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper Pack has so many great patterns…I LOVE the plaid!!!!

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Here’s a few other projects I have made using this designer series paper pack.  You can click on the images to see the original post.

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Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

The Christmas Around the World DSP I used for these projects is part of the Stampin’ Up! sale right now, Buy 3, Get 1 Free!  You can mix and match paper packs or buy all the same.  Treat yourself today as this promotion ends on October 31st!

Here’s a look at each of the paper packs included in the promotion:

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Stampin Up Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Be Merry Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Be Merry Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper by Stampin Up. For inspiration and more visit www.juststampin.com
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Petal Garden Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Petal Garden Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Color Theory Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Stampin Up Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Stampin Up Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper - For inspiration and to order visit www.juststampin.com
Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! For ideas and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

Stock up and Save and make some crackers for Halloween treats, holiday table favors, or gift giving! You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store.  Click HERE to shop or click on the images in the product list below.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin

Jeanie

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

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

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Click on any of the Designer Series Papers to purchase in my online store. Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Ends 10/31!

K is for Kit…Be Merry

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series!  Today I am sharing a fun kit from the Holiday catalog… the Be Merry Kit. This all-inclusive kit has everything necessary to make 12 rosette ornaments (6 each of 2 designs). These are so festive and fun to make!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Look at everything that comes in the kit!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can hang them on your tree or wreath or use as gift tags or on packages.

I love the idea of putting them on gift bags and packages and then the recipient can hang on their tree! (I used a piece of washi tape to adhere the string inside the bag.  It’s easy to remove to hang the ornament.)

I added the circle tags to the back.  The Cheers to Years Stamp Set is great for making a tag for a bottle of wine or champagne and there are so many stamp sets that have to and from stamps (Labels to Love, Snowflake Sentiments, Tags & Trimmings…).

Check out this video to see how quick & easy these are to put together!

I had so much fun making these and love that I have a head start on tags/gifts! These would be great to give as a little gift to coworkers! Here’s a few close ups!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the Be Merry Kit used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the product images below. *Anyone who shops with me in October will receive one of these ornaments in their thank you kit.

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit - Thank you gift for shopping with me - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Many thanks to all who commented on yesterdays post.  I hope you will play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.  The winner of yesterday’s fun fold card is Mary Ann H. from NJ.  Mary Ann, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop the card in the mail to you.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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

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

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