D is for Deck the Halls with Designer Series Paper

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 sharing a quick & easy card design that showcases both sides of the Designer Series Paper (aka DSP). The Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites in the holiday catalog. One of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! is their color coordination! It makes it quick & easy to choose the right colors for any project! Every pack of DSP has the coordinating colors on the package as well as in the catalog. (No thinking necessary! LOL) Here’s a look at the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating cardstock (Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, and Gold Foil). Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper - For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s my first two Christmas cards for this year.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Gold Foil accents did not photograph well but I can assure you, they make the card pop!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how you see the other side of the DSP when you open the card. *You can make horizontal or vertical cards using this design.

Here’s the details to make this fun card design showcasing both sides of the DSP.
Materials & Measurements

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Learn how to cut your DSP for card designs - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Mossy Meadow card base: 5 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 4 1/4
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP: 6″ x 6″ cut to 2″ x 6″ for envelope, 4″x 5 1/2″, 4″ x 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla card stock:  3 1/2″ x 6″ to stamp and 5 1/4″ X 4 for the inside
  • Gold Foil to punch Pretty Label Punch

Assembly

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Layer the Brightly Gleaming DSP on top of the card base so it is flush with the right side. Add adhesive as shown on the edge of the card base and DSP. (I used Tear & Tape; however, you can use Snail adhesive if you prefer.) Close card to adhere.
  •  Wrap ribbon around the cardstock and tie a simple knot.
  • Stamp the sentiment (with VersaMark) from Christmtas Gleaming and heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.  Cut with Layering Circles Dies or Circle Punch.
  • Punch out a Pretty Label in Copper Foil and adhere to the card. Attach the circle sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the holly in Memento Black Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and color in with Stampin’ Blends (Old Olive and Real Red). Fussy cut it out and attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Stamp inside sentiment on Very Vanilla Cardstock with Old Olive Ink and adhere to card. Add leftover strip of DSP on the side.
  • Stamp holly on the front of the envelope and color as above. (*Insert a scrap piece of paper inside the envelope when coloring in case the Blends bleed through.)
  • Adhere 1/4 strip of Mossy Meadow Cardstock and 2 x 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s my second card using the same design only vertical.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you prefer horizontal or vertical cards? Go grab some DSP and give this design a try!

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Sunday Showcase

Happy Sunday! I have a showcase of projects for you today! I haven’t posted much lately but, now that the holidays are behind us, I am looking forward to blogging more often! I am super excited about the offerings in the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration! I just found out that many of you have not received your catalogs yet! Oh my! I called Stampin’ Up! as I had them sent directly to you and it seems there has been a delay in delivery due to the holidays.  They ensured me that they were sent out the week of Dec. 10th but bulk mail takes a bit longer to arrive.  If you have shopped with me in the last 6 months, I sent you a catalog.  Please email me and let me know if you received your catalogs or not.  If your catalog has not arrived by Monday, a new one will be shipped to you! I sincerely apologize for the delay and please know that you can view the catalogs online while you wait for yours to arrive. Click on the catalog images on the right or in the drop down menu across the top. (If you are viewing this in your email, you may need to click on the blog title first to view online.) I will also include the links below.

The holidays just flew by and amid all the Christmas festivities, celebrations, and annual cookie exchange, I was busy creating! I made table favors, treat holders, cards, tags, gifts, and projects for family and friends.  Most went out the door before I even had time to photograph them or blog.  Here’s a few I did mange to snap a shot before I gifted.

Stampin Up Copper Tin and Joyous Noel treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the Copper Tins!  I embellished with my favorite DSP and filled 16 of them with my homemade cinnamon candy!  If I showed up on Christmas Eve without this candy I do believe my family would send me packing!  LOL  After 25 years it has become a Christmas tradition!  I used the Joyous Noel DSP but you could easily use other patterns. These would be great to fill for Valentine’s Day!  I layered 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 pieces of DSP on 3 x 3 Copper Foil.  I was inspired by fellow Pal, Brian King  Here’s a few more  designs.

Stampin Up copper tins treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These tins can also be used to hold 3 x 3 note cards.  Check them out in the annual catalog and leave a comment below if you have another idea what you could gift in them.

My sisters are huge Scrabble players so I made each of them family frames with old tiles.  I like how it showcases our beautiful DSP.  You can easily change out the paper each season.  I chose DSP to match their home decor. I bet the new All My Love Designer Series Paper would look great as a background for Valentine’s Day!

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper family gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper family gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper family gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made several gift card holders for my nieces & nephews. This pop up gift card holder is really quick & easy to make.  Just change the DSP for different occasions!

Stampin Up Takeout Treats stamp set and Dashing Along Designer Series Paper pop up gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Stampin Up Takeout Treats Stamp set and Dashing Along Designer Series Paper pop up gift card holder - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Every year I make calendar cards and change them up a little.  The daisy punch and leaf punch made these quick & easy this year which was good because I made almost 50!

Stampin Up daisy punch and leaf punch calendar card idea - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Stampin Up daisy punch and leaf punch calendar card idea - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

Click HERE to view a photo tutorial how to assemble the card base.

Every year I make 60-70 Christmas cards to send to family and friends. When we celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday at Universal Studios this past year, I took the opportunity to snap a family photo. I thought this sentiment from the Snow is Glistening stamp set was perfect to go with our photo!

Stampin Up Snow is Glistening fun fold Christmas photo card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed my “homemade holiday” showcase.  If you have any questions about any of the projects feel free to email me or leave a comment below.  I’m looking forward to a new year of creating fun cards and projects!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Shine A Light On Peace for the Pals Blog Hop

December All that Sparkles and Shines post graphic

Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I live in Maryland not far from the Antietam National Battlefield. One of our family traditions is to visit the battlefield the first weekend in December for their Annual Memorial Illumination. It is the largest memorial illumination in all of North America and this year marked their 30th anniversary. Each luminary (over 23,000) represents a soldier’s sacrifice during the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War. (I’m a bit of a history buff.) There are no words adequate to describe the event…to see these hallowed grounds lit up is unbelievably surreal!

Antietam National Battlefield

I was inspired by my recent visit to create this set of luminaries.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Peace Luminaries for Christmas Home decor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are simple to make. For each one I cut a 5 x 8 1/4 piece of Garden Green cardstock and scored each at 2, 4, 6, and 8. I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (available Jan. 3rd in the Occasions Catalog) to cut the shape out for my light to shine through. I was so excited when I saw these dies in the new catalog! You get 13 different sizes which feature stitching inside and outside the frame! How cool is that?!

Stampin Up Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut my vellum at 1 7/8 x 3 1/2 and adhered it to the back with glue dots. I cut the letters from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper using the Large Letter Framelits and adhered these to the vellum. I used Tear & Tape along the 1/4 edge to secure together.

A battery operated tealight fits inside for a nice glow. I added some Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon to tie it together for that “sparkle and shine”.

Stampin Up Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and Large Letter Framelits Peace Luminaries for Christmas Home decor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can make these to give as a gift or decorate your mantle or bookcase. These make the perfect night lite for a child’s bedroom (you could spell out the child’s name) or any room (use any die).

Here’s a few more photos of the Illumination.

I am thankful for our men and women in the Armed Forces throughout the world.  My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives, so the world may someday enjoy world peace.

Stampin Up Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and Large Letter Framelits Peace Luminaries for Christmas Home decor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ ***You are HERE.
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

Have a peaceful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Products used to create Peace Luminaries:

Glue Dots

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Create a stack of cards in no time with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!! Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities (to see how they sell). These cut and ready card base packs are perfect for making multiples, like holiday cards, party invitations and more. Each base is cut to 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4.”  *Please note: The card base packs are retired colors and available while supplies last.

Stampin Up Cut & Ready Card Bases- Quantities Limited! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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