A CASE for Inspiration

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies card ideas with Celebrate Sunflowers, Seaside Notions, and Healing Hugs - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you sometimes find yourself in a creative block and in need of some inspiration? I think it happens to all of us at one time or another! That’s when I search Pinterest for something that catches my eye. Then, I CASE it! “CASE” is often referred to as Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Share with Everyone or Copy And Selectively Edit. I find I do more of the latter. When I’m creating I often try different versions and sometimes, by the time I’m done, it ends up totally different than my inspiration.  Sometimes you just need a place to start to get your mojo back.

Here’s what you can do if you need a dose of inspiration:

Choose one aspect of your chosen inspiration piece, and copy it on a new project.

  1. Copy the layout
  2. Copy the color scheme
  3. Copy the technique

My cards today were inspired by my upline, Mary Fish. Here’s her card:

Stampin' Up! Lovely You card idea - visit my CASE version at juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I was drawn to the simple layout design as well as the Designer Series Paper. (I love polka dots!!!) Mary created her beautiful card using Misty Moonlight (which I love!) but I decided to give the 2019-2021 In Colors some love! I substituted the Butterfly Gems for the heart. I also decided to change the layout from vertical to horizontal and rather than layer the whole piece of DSP, I just added strips along the sides and repeated that on my coordinating envelopes. Here’s a closer look at each of my cards.Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies birthday card idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Thinking of You card idea with Seaside Notions stamp set- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Thank You card idea with Celebrate Sunflowers - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Celebrate You all occasion card idea with Celebrate Sunflowers - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! 2019 - 2021 In Color Painted Poppies Get Well card idea with Healing Hugs - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I thought this would make a great gift set of all occasion cards. All 5 cards & envelopes fit easily into a Stampin’ Up! acetate card box. I just wrapped some In Color Scalloped Linen  Ribbon around my box and my gift set was complete! *Just put the card on top for the reason you are giving it to the recipient (thank you, birthday, etc.). Quick & Simple!

Stampin' Up! 2019-2021 In Color All Occasion gift set of card ideas in acetate box - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the card measurements:

Card Base (Thick Whisper White): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper (2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Assortment): 3 x 4 1/4, 3/4 x 4 3/8
In Color Cardstock: 3 x 3 to cut die, 2 strips 1/2 x 4 1/2, 1 strip 1/2 x 4 3/8 (envelope)
Whisper White: 1″ x various lengths – punch ends with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch

Supplies for today’s projects:

Stamp Sets: Celebrate Sunflowers, Seaside Notions, Healing Hugs  Papers:  2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortment, Thick Whisper White, Rocco Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Whisper White  Inks: Rocco Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, Highland Heather  Accessories:  Painted Labels Dies, Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, Butterfly Gems, Acetate Card Box, In Color Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Need Some “CASE” Inspiration? Visit My Gallery HERE.

Be sure to check out my Just Stampin’ Rewards below! I am offering a special Buy One, Get One ($ for $) when you shop with me in August! I have been cleaning out my retired products and hope to find new crafting homes for these items.  After you place an online order with me in August, you can choose retired products valued up to the amount of your purchase (before tax, Shipping & Handling). You will get these items FREE…you just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. Check out my Retired Products HERE. I am continuing to update as products are claimed and I clean out. Email me your list and I will let you know the shipping cost. *Priority will be given based on when the online order was received.

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Redeem Bonus Days Coupons Now! If you shopped in July, don’t forget to redeem your coupons this month!

  1. At check out, there will be a section to enter your coupon code. It’s easiest to copy and paste from your email right into that box.
  2. Enter as many coupons per order as you wish. Each one will take $5 off your net total.
  3. For EACH individual Coupon Code enter it in the box as shown below and click Apply. If you have 3 separate codes you’ll be entering and pressing “apply” three separate times.
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Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in August:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • BOGO ($ for $) Choose items for FREE from my Retired List HERE up to the amount of your online purchase (before tax, shipping & handling). You just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XE6X4DFG
  • Free tutorials and more with purchase. *See list below.

Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (*In addition to rewards above! Please remember to add the host code!)

  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorial with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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What’s in Your Pizza Box?

Yesterday I posted a project made with the Mini Pizza Box. If you missed that post, you can view it HERE. I love these pizza boxes! They can be used for a variety of things. Dee Ann left a comment suggesting we make a list of items that will fit in the pizza boxes so let’s get our creative minds working together and share some ideas. (Thanks Dee Ann for the great suggestion!) Here’s some ideas I’ve used and shared previously. (Click on the image to see the original post.)

1.Tealight candles

2. Gift Certificate

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 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

3. Fudge (*The Mini Pizza Boxes are food safe!)

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Pizza Box Christmas gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

4. Wax Melts

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Mini Gold Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

5. Craft items (ribbon, buttons, embellishments)

Stampin' Up! It Starts with Art stamp set and Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper Mini Pizza Boxes treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

6. Game (*Links to download the game is in the original post. Click on the image to view.)

Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

7. 3 x 3 note cards

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

8. Candy

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

9.What would you put in a Mini Pizza Box? Leave a comment below!!

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I guess it’s pretty obvious I like the Mini Pizza Boxes! LOL As you can see they can be used for a variety of items! What have you put in the Mini Pizza Boxes? I hope you’ll leave a comment below. I can’t wait to read your ideas!

Do you have a favorite idea from today? If you would like to order the Mini Pizza Boxes you can Shop from my online store HERE or click on the image below. The pizza boxes come in white or gold and you get 8 in a package. They make great gifts!

Want to know what else is a great deal? My Special Buy One, Get One ($ for $) when you shop with me in August! I have been cleaning out my retired products and hope to find new crafting homes for these items.  After you place an online order with me in August, you can choose retired products valued up to the amount of your purchase (before tax, Shipping & Handling). You will get these items FREE…you just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. Check out my Retired Products HERE. I am continuing to update as products are claimed and I clean out. Email me your list and I will let you know the shipping cost. *Priority will be given based on when the online order was received.

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Host Code Exclusive Offer! All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts *See below). Please use the current host code.  *If your order is $150 or more, do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards! Click HERE to Shop. 

August Host Code: XE6X4DFG 

Redeem your Bonus Days coupons

Redeem Bonus Days Coupons Now! If you shopped in July, you may have earned Bonus Days Coupons. Don’t forget to redeem them this month!

  1. At check out, there will be a section to enter your coupon code. It’s easiest to copy and paste from your email right into that box.
  2. Enter as many coupons per order as you wish. Each one will take $5 off your net total.
  3. For EACH individual Coupon Code enter it in the box as shown below and click Apply. If you have 3 separate codes you’ll be entering and pressing “apply” three separate times.
  4. Coupon codes must be redeemed by Aug. 31, 2020Monthly host code visual

Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in August:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • BOGO ($ for $) Choose items for FREE from my Retired List HERE up to the amount of your online purchase (before tax, shipping & handling). You just pay the shipping cost for me to send them to you. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: XE6X4DFG
  • Free tutorials and more with purchase. *See list below.

FREE Tutorials with Purchase (Please remember to add the host code!)

  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorial with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

Product List (Click on any image to view larger in my online store. The NEW Stampin’ Up! store has so many great features. Check it out!)

Tuesday Tip…Gift Box for Cards

Yesterday I shared with you a set of thank you cards.  You can see that post HERE if you missed it. Today I am going to share 2 ways to present your cards for gift giving.  I put yesterday’s cards in a clear stamp case as I wanted to put a little chocolate in there too. Chocolate is like stamping vitamins right? Here’s the case and directions for the insert.

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Stampin’ Up! Wide Stamp Case

To make the insert for the stamp case start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 x 8 1/2. Score at 5 3/4, 6 1/2, 7 1/4.  Fold as shown in the photo.

The inset for the stamp case holds your cards and envelopes in place. The extra section is perfect for a little candy. I started out with these Hershey Nuggets wrapped in 1 x 3 In Color Designer Series Paper but changed my mind and went with the kisses to go with the contest theme.

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Not only can you wrap the nuggets with DSP but you can also stamp the Avery address labels and just stick them over the wrappers (I use this idea a lot!). Here’s a set I stamped with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set.

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You can also decorate the stamp case for gift giving.  Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 7 x 11 1/4.  Score it at 5 and 6 1/4.  Slip the DSP in the sleeve on the stamp case and you have a gift wrapped box!  I made a belly band and decorated it with flowers and die cut leaves for my daughter and put some monogrammed notecards inside.  Can you tell her favorite color?

Did you know you can purchase these empty stamp cases?  You can find them on page 183 in the annual catalog.  I could do another whole post on ways to use these cases!  They are great for markers, reinkers, gift tags, etc. You get 4 wide cases (like these that I’ve shown) for $7 and they are so nice and sturdy. I’m sure you’ll find many uses for them.

I promised you 2 card holder ideas today so let’s get to the second one.  I use this idea a lot to display card sets in my craft area as well as for gift giving.  The box can hold 5 -6 cards and envelopes depending on how many layers or embellishments you add.

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Start with a piece of 7 1/2 x 11 cardstock. With the short side along the top, score at 1 1/2 and 6.  Score the other side at 3 3/4 and 5 1/4.  Fold along the score lines and cut as shown.

Add tear & tape adhesive and  stick the sides together.  Decorate the front as desired.  I usually decorate it match my cards. You can cut the sides at an angle if you prefer (like I shared previously with the business card holders). So many possibilities! Quick & Easy!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas.  If you make one send me a photo!  I would love to see your creations!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie