Gifts From The Sea with DSP

I love to give homemade gifts. Creating something special for someone is a gift from the heart!  I love the ocean and have always enjoyed combing the beach for sea glass and shells. My sister and I made some gifts from shells we picked along the shore.
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I had so much fun trying different patterned paper and napkins. The great part about using your DSP is you can create a matching card, gift, and/or box.
Stampin'_Up!_Smooth_Sailing_Birthday_Card_and_gift_Idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin’ Up! offers fun and FUNctional packaging, so you can wrap it up in style! I used a clear acetate card box (#144628) to gift the sailboat shell. I wrapped it in tissue paper and placed the coordinating card in the front of the box for a quick birthday gift. This simple card design can be used with any DSP. I used denim ribbon and the Smooth Sailing Dies to tie it all together.

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes (#153069) are the perfect size for large shells. I decorated the top of the box in matching DSP. I stamped (and punched) the sentiment from Friends Are Like Seashells to put inside the box. It’s the perfect saying to go with these shells when gifting to a friend!

I have several of these shells throughout my home. They have so many uses! You can put them by the sink in the kitchen or bath, or in the bedroom to hold rings/jewelry/trinkets. You can keep one by the stove for a spoon rest and/or teabag holder. They also make a great decor piece on a coffee table, end table, etc.

I used some paper napkins to make table favors to coordinate with my place settings!

You can put some after dinner mints in the shells and wrap them in the printed gusseted cellophane bags (#151312) for your guests to take home or give as a hostess gift.
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The best thing about this project is my sister and I enjoyed the oysters, clams, and stuffed quahogs for dinner before using the shells to create gifts for friends & family. How great is that?!!!
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So what do you think of this project idea? I bet you can think of even more uses for these shells.  I’d love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment below.
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(*It’s more fun collecting these in the summer!  LOL)

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Just Saying Hello with Flowering Fields

Happy New Year!!! I am really looking forward to a new year and a new start! The past 6 months have been a whirlwind and some stamping therapy is definitely in order! Here is a quick & easy card design that you can use anytime using patterned paper….

This versatile sentiment is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set. I made a bunch of these cards to have on hand. I love the new Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper in the January – June Mini Catalog (page 15) that debuted this week.
Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used the front and back of 3 different patterns on today’s cards.  I stamped the sentiment on the muted side which coordinates with the beautiful floral prints. These cards were inspired by the card sketch below that my friend, Karen Hallam, shared.
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Whenever I have a creative block I try using a card sketch and usually once I start creating the ideas begin to flow seeing the different possibilities. Here’s a look at each.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and Flowering Fields Quick & easy all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Blackberry Bliss & Fresh Freesia
Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and Flowering Fields Quick & easy all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Pumpkin Pie & Mango Melody
Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and Flowering Fields Quick & easy all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Poppy Parade & Pool Party

Here’s the details:

  • Card Base – 5 1/2  x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Flowering Fields DSP – 2 x 4 3/4, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, 1/2 x 4 (inside layer), 2 1/4 x 6 (for envelope)
  • Cardstock Layer – 2 1/8 x 4 7/8
  • Inside Layer – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Add ribbon and Artistry Blooms Sequins to embellish

I had fun playing around with the ribbon for today’s cards. Here’s a close up showing some of the different ways you can add ribbon.
Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and Flowering Fields Quick & easy all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and Flowering Fields Quick & easy all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and Flowering Fields Quick & easy all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can see the complete list of the products I used below.
Do you have a favorite card from today? Leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner to receive one of these cards.
Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and Flowering Fields Quick & easy all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Have a great day and a Happy Healthy Creative New Year!!!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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24-Hour Stamp Sale Inspiration!

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This is my second post today! I’m back with some inspiration showcasing a few of my past creations using some of the stamp sets that are on sale today only (Save 15%)!
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Celebrate Sunflowers | 152517 | $24.00 | On Sale $20.40
Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Mini Pizza Box gift idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers fun fold all occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Daisy Lane | 149325 | $23.00 | On Sale $19.55
Stampin' Up! Deaside SPray Daisy card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Dragonfly Garden | 154411 | $23.00 | On Sale $19.55
Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden pocket card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden quick & easy thank you note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden seed packet holder/ pocket card - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Flowers of Friendship | 155358 | $21.00 | On Sale $17.85
Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Thank you note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Forever Blossoms | 151457 | $23.00 | On Sale $19.55
Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and So Sentimental friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Forever Fern | 152559 | $24.00 | On Sale $20.40
Stampin' Up! Forever Fern Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Free As A Bird | 149468 | $22.00 | On Sale $18.70
Stampin Up Free As a Bird Fun Fold All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Happiest of Birthdays | 152539 | $19.00 | On Sale $16.15
Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays and Gathered Leaves fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Hey Birthday Chick | 154464 | $21.00 | On Sale $17.85
Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Painted Poppies | 151599 | $23.00 | On Sale $19.55
Peaceful Moments | 151595 | $21.00 | On Sale $17.85

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments fun fold birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Birthday card idea with Flower & field Designer Series Paper and Poppy Moments Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Birthday card idea with Flower & field Designer Series Paper and Poppy Moments Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Positive Thoughts | 151490 | $21.00 | On Sale $17.85
Stampin Up Best Dressed Positive Thoughts card idea for friends and family - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Positive Thoughts card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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