P is for Perfectly Plaid and Pine Tree Punch

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I’ve been making a lot of 3D projects lately so I decided to share a quick & easy card today using the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Pine Tree Punch, and Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper. (Now that’s a lot of P’s!!!)

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’ll get right to the details:

Measurements

  • Shaded Spruce card base:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mint Macaron cardstock: 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White: 2 1/2″ x 4″ to stamp 2 trees, 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside card
  • Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 DSP: 3″ x 5 1/2″, 3 x 6 for envelope flap
  • Gold Foil: 2 pieces at 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scraps to cut 3 stars

Directions

  • Punch 3 trees from the Mint Macaron cardstock with the Pine Tree Punch.
  • Adhere the Mint Macaron to the DSP.
  • Adhere the Gold Foil strips to the top and bottom of the Mint Macaron.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink along the bottom of the card base and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. *I masked the top part of the sentiment.
  • Adhere the mint macaron layered piece to the card base.
  • Stamp the two trees in Shaded Spruce Ink. Stamp the leaves on top in Mint Macaron ink. Punch both trees out with the Pine Tree Punch and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut 3 stars from Gold Foil using Stitched Stars Dies. Adhere to top of trees with Liquid Glue.
  • Add Red Rhinestone Jewels to stamped trees.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Punch the envelope flap of a Gold Foil-Edged Envelope with the Pine Tree Punch.
  • Adhere the 3 x 6 DSP inside the envelope flap so the plaid pattern is showing through the punched tree.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’d like to give a shout out to Linda Heller (stampingschool.com) for this card design.  I saved it back in 2014 and can’t believe it has taken me this long to CASE it! I really like how it turned out and love that it was so quick & easy!

Here’s a look at the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and Pine Tree Punch which I used to make this card. (*You can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%.)

Perfectly Plaid Bundle - For ideas, inspiration, and ordering information, visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Perfectly Plaid Bundle #151143 Price: $31.50

There are so many great choices with the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper! I could have used any one of the patterns.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper- for inspiration and orderign information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can see all the products used to make today’s card below.

Hope you have a perfectly productive day! If you are trying to get  your craft area organized, check out the Stamp-n-Storage promotion below.

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive PDF card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. (These ideas will not be shared on my blog.) In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support!

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Stamp-N-Storage is having a sale on their newest product…the Creative Crate.

The Creative Crate offers versatile storage solutions for your dies, stamps, adhesives, embellishments, emboss folders, and more. Made from beautiful Baltic Birch plywood, each crate has a slanted back to make flipping through your supplies easy. Combine with Storage Pockets, Magnet Cards and Stamp Cards for the perfect organizational system. The Creative Crate Create replaces the Wafer Die Storage and Emboss Folder Storage. (Both Wafer Die Storage and Emboss Folder storage will be discontinued by 12/31/19 or while supplies last.)

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I use Stamp-N-Storage for my ink pads, blends, punches, die storage, and ribbons! I absolutely love my Stamp ‘n Storage and highly recommend their products. I’ve already ordered my Creative Crate and storage pockets and can’t wait for them to arrive!

Click HERE to see how I organize my craft space with Stamp-n-Storage.

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O is for Ornaments

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I love to decorate for the holidays and have collected so many ornaments over the years that I put up several trees. (My son refers to our home as the “forest” during the holidays. LOL) One tree has a collection of White House ornaments from my mother-in-law.  She gave us one every year and I have continued this tradition after her passing as my kids love this tree as much as my husband and me. It is a beautiful reminder of a wonderful lady! We have several other “theme” trees; however, my favorite tree to decorate is the family tree with my kids homemade ornaments from over the years. (I also have a photo ornament of them from every year which brings back memories as I put them on the tree.) So, now that you know all about my love of ornaments, you can understand why the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (which includes the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack) was among my “must haves” from the holiday catalog! Here’s a look at the bundle.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Bundle - For ordering information and project ideas visit juststampin.com - Jenaie Stark StampinUp
Christmas Gleaming Bundle #153006 Price: $49.50

Here’s a fun project I made.

Stampin' Up! Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack 3D ornament tag or gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love punches! They make it quick & easy to create! You can stamp and punch different ornaments from the stamp set or punch Designer Series Paper like I did for this project. Do you recognize this DSP? It is a special limited edition from a new suite, Christmastime is Here, which will be available November 1st.

Sampin' Up! Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper (available Nov. 1st) - For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This paper is absolutely gorgeous! *I will be offering a special product share so you can get a taste of the paper, ribbon, and embellishments without breaking the bank! (Look for more details coming soon!)

I punched 20 of each ornament from two different patterns of the DSP, folded 15 of each in half and glued 3 together for each ornament. Then each one was glued to a flat (unfolded) punched ornament. You need 5 large ornaments and 5 small ornaments to make this project.

I punched a 1 3/8″ Circle from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and glued the 5 large ornaments first then the 5 smaller ornaments in between.

Next I punched a 1 1/4″ gold foil circle and a 1″ circle from the DSP and layered the two together.  I stacked 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals in the middle of the ornament and adhered the layered circles.  I used the Gold Glimmer Ribbon (available Nov. 1st) to make a bow and attached it with Glue Dots in the center. I stamped a sentiment on Whisper White Shimmery Cardstock and punched it out with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.  I added a ribbon loop and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (also from the Christmastime is Here Suite available Nov. 1st) and adhered on the back.

This can be used as a tag on a gift or wine bottle, ornament on a tree, or as a display on a table.

Stampin' Up! Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack 3D ornament gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I purchased the display stand shown at Pier One Imports. You can find different versions at most big box stores in the craft section. This would make a wonderful gift for a friend, family member, or hostess. These colors are perfect for my mom (but I love it so much I might not be able to part with it)! I will be definitely be making more! I can’t wait to try different color combinations! Do you have someone on your holiday list who would like this?  If you need the Ornament Punch Pack or other supplies, simply click on the images below to shop my online store.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin

Jeanie

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FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive PDF card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. (These ideas will not be shared on my blog.) In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support!

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Product List for 3D Ornament

1-3/8" Circle Punch

1-3/8″ Circle Punch
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$16.00

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The Creative Crate offers versatile storage solutions for your dies, stamps, adhesives, embellishments, emboss folders, and more. Made from beautiful Baltic Birch plywood, each crate has a slanted back to make flipping through your supplies easy. Combine with Storage Pockets, Magnet Cards and Stamp Cards for the perfect organizational system.

Creative Crate Promotion

  • 10% OFF Creative Crates, Magnet Cards, Storage Pockets, 6×7 Stamp Cards, Emboss Folder Storage, and Wafer Die Storage.
  • Sale runs Thursday, 6am CST to Friday, October 18 at midnight (CST).
  • Coupon Code: CRATE19

I use Stamp-N-Storage for my ink pads, blends, punches, die storage, and ribbons! I absolutely love my Stamp ‘n Storage and highly recommend their products. I’ve already ordered my Creative Crate and storage pockets and can’t wait for them to arrive!

Click HERE to see how I organize my craft space with Stamp-n-Storage.

Click HERE or on the Stamp-n-Storage image below to go to their website. (*If you are viewing this post in your email, you can always click on the title of the post to view online. The Stamp-N-Storage link is on the right hand side on my blog.)

PLEASE NOTE:  I receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links. However, I can’t say enough about how these quality products help me stay organized and I highly recommend them.

N is for Night Before Christmas

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Today I am showcasing the Night Before Christmas Suite. Check out what Santa is up to in this fun video…

The Night Before Christmas Suite is showcased on pages 24-26 in the Holiday Catalog. You can use the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes with the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack and have instant Christmas Cards! Talk about quick & easy!  Today I’m sharing how I used the Night Before Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to make some fun little Christmas treats.

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper sweet treat gift ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Take a look at all the different fun patterns in this short video!

This candy cane treat is quick & easy! The DSP makes a nice presentation for a sweet little holiday treat. (You could even put it on a gift as a tag!)

Stampin' Up! Tiny Keepsakes Bundle sweet candy cane treat idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The DSP measures 2 x 6 and is adhered to a Real Red 2 x 7 layer. I use a hole punch to punch two tiny holes on either side of the candy cane to thread the ribbon through and tie a bow. I added a couple of glue dots to secure the candy cane in place. The tag is from the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock and cut it out with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. I used White Bakers Twine to thread a jingle bell and tag and tied it around the candy cane. Quick & easy!

For my next project I made a fold over box.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright fold over box gift idea for friends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment I used is from the stamp set, Making Christmas Bright (in the annual catalog). I got the dimensions for the box from Sam Donald (Pootles.com). The light bulbs pattern from the Night Before Christmas DSP was perfect to go with what I put inside the box.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright fold over box gift idea for friends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I host a cookie exchange with my friends every year and these will be perfect for their table favors. I got the bulbs from Hobby Lobby and filled them with mini M&M’s for a little treat or ornament to hang on their tree as a reminder of our special friendship!

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright fold over box gift idea for friends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the measurements to make the box:

  • Very Vanilla or Crumb Cake cardstock: 7 x 6 1/4, score ont he long side at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, 6. Score on the short side at 1 1/2 and 4 3/4.
  • DSP Panels: (2) 3 x 1 1/4, (2) 3/4 x 1 1/4, (1) 3/4 x 3
  • Very Vanilla: 1 x 2 3/4 to stamp sentiment in Delicata Golden Glitz
  • Scraps of Real Red, Old Olive, and Early Espresso to punch bulbs with Christmas Bulb Builder Punch

Fold and burnish the score lines. Cut, notch, and trim as shown below.

Stampin' Up! fold over box template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Add adhesive to the notched pieces on each end and in the middle on both sides and assemble the box. (You can view the video from Pootles.com to see how to put the box together HERE. *She put tealights in the box.)

I can’t decide which color box I like better, Very Vanilla or Crumb Cake? I need to make 10 more. Leave me a comment and let me know which color you think I should make for the rest of them.

So what do you do the Night Before Christmas? Every year our family gets together at my sister’s (~24 people ) for dinner on Christmas Eve.  (I love making the table favors for everyone!) After dinner we play “Yankee Swap”. Everyone brings a wrapped gift (~$25) and we draw numbers to see who goes first and so on. The first person opens a gift and then the next person can choose to take their gift or open a different one and it continues on so you never know what gift you will end up with til the very end.  It is always so much fun and every year there seems to be a “hot gift” that everyone wants. As our family has grown it is a fun way to have a little gift exchange without breaking the bank!  The best gift of all is just being together as a family and remembering the reason for the season!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Product List for Candy Cane Treats


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FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive PDF card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. (These ideas will not be shared on my blog.) In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support!

Did you miss out on the Exclusive monthly tutorials in September featuring the Gather Together Bundle? Order the bundle from my online store and I’ll send you the tutorials for FREE!

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