Friends Are Like Seashells

Previously I shared some Valentine treat boxes I made using the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes. I love that these boxes are food safe but they also make great gift boxes which is what I’m using them for today.
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I really enjoy decorating these boxes for gifts. One of my favorite bundles is Friends Are Like Seashells. This bundle includes the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set and the Seaside Seashells Dies.
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There’s an ocean of possibilities in this set! The seashell, sand dollar, starfish, and sea grass images are the perfect accompaniment for sea-themed cards.  I used the coordinating Seashells 3D Embossing Folder for my background. It’s a great way to elevate your projects and give them some dimension and texture.
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I combined the Seashells 3D embossing folder with the Seaside Seashells Dies to create a coordinating oceanscape for my cards to go with the gifts.
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I chose to use Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes because I wanted my card to fit inside the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with the gift. Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes come in sets of 20 in Basic White and Very Vanilla and are still what I consider the best deal in town! If you want a different color note card, simply cut a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 cardstock and adhere on the front of the card. How easy is that?!
Here’s the details for today’s projects:

Note Card & Envelope (Inspired by Julie Davison)
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Note Card & Envelope Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Card Base: Basic White Note Card & Envelope
  • Cardstock layer (Blushing Bride): 3 1/2 x 5 embossed and adhered to card front
  • Cardstock (same color): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sponged with Shimmer Frost White, die cut with Seaside Shells Dies then embossed with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and cut apart with paper snips. Adhere top portion to card front (see photos below).
  • Basic White: scrap to stamp sentiment in Sahara Sand ink and cut with die from All Dressed Up. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Envelope: emboss with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder to coordinate.

Mini Paper Pumpkin BoxStampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Gift Box idea with Friends Are Like Seashells Suite - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Blushing Bride: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 (embossed with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder)
  • Basic White: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 to stamp sentiment and die cut with Stitched Circle Die.
  • Adhere die cut shell (snipped from large die) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish with Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Place gift and card in box and tie with ribbon.

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Have you checked out the Clearance Rack lately? These (retired) Gold Mini Pizza Boxes are just $2.80 for 8 (reg. $7.00)! Now that’s a great deal!!!! These little boxes are great for gifts or treats as well. I used some of the leftover die pieces to decorate the top of these boxes.

Are you wondering what’s in all these boxes? The sentiment (from Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set) gives a clue and couldn’t be more perfect to go with these gifts I made for friends.

I have had many people ask about my oyster shells after I shared some of the different ways you can use these shells in your home decor or as gifts.  (Click HERE to view that post.)
I do sell these shells and each one is unique.
Email me (j.stark@goeaston.net) if you are interested in purchasing. I accept Paypal or check.
*Please put seashells in the subject. Choose from the 5 options below.

She Sells Seashells…$20 each (includes shipping & handling)

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Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Happiest of Birthdays for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Birthday Bash. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, we would appreciate your comments because we enjoy hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Slimline Birthday Card idea with Pattern party Designer Series paper - jeanie Stark StampinUp
You may be wondering why I’m showcasing the Every Chapter Stamp Set for a Birthday Bash. Well, not only do I happen to love this stamp set, it is perfect for a friend’s birthday card, especially when gifting a book (or in today’s case, an awesome Blooming Books shaped puzzle).
Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Slimline Birthday Card idea with Pattern party Designer Series paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to coordinate my cards and gifts! When I saw the Every Chapter stamp set in the Mini Catalog, I knew it was perfect for my book club friends and others who enjoy reading books as much as I do. I sent my friend her card and gift a “little-bit-late”. I used a combination of Positive Thoughts and the Happiest of Birthdays stamp sets on the inside of my card.
Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays Slimline Birthday Card idea with Pattern party Designer Series paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Happiest of Birthdays has the best birthday sentiments! I love the different fonts!!
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Today’s card is a slimline card.  It costs the same to mail this size card and Stampin’ Up! has added slimline envelopes to their collection. Yea!!!!
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These Slimline Envelopes are designed to be the perfect fit for your tall, slender greeting cards. They come in a pack of 15, 5 each of 3 colors: Smoky Slate, Soft Succulent, white.

I chose the colors for today’s card from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. Stampin' Up! Pattern arty Designer Series Paper - get a free sample with a qualifying order at juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Polka dots, flowers, stripes, and more. Whatever type of pattern you need, you’ll find it in the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. You can use these pattern staples in any season, for any occasion. This is available with your Stampin’ Rewards when you host or purchase a qualifying order.  *During Sale-A-Bration (now through February 28th) you can earn even more FREE gifts with your order!

The floral pattern was a clear choice for today’s card to go with the “blooming books” puzzle. I colored the books with Stampin’ Blends to coordinate with colors in the patterned paper.

Here’s the details:

  • Card Base (Flirty Flamingo): 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 scored at 3 3/4 (for a 3 3/4 x 8 1/2 card)
  • Basic White: Cut 2 @ 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 to stamp books, 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 (inside)
  • Designer Series Paper: cut 4 @ 3 1/2 x 1 3/4
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: cut 4 @ 1/4 x 3 1/2

I decided to step up this card by stamping the book image twice and fussy cut. I adhered the bottom 3 books with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some depth. I also added a piece of ribbon for the bookmark and some Basic Rhinestone Jewels on the glasses.
Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Slimline Birthday Card idea with Pattern party Designer Series paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I stamped the image in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Embossing powder.  It smeared a little bit but I think it gives it a “worn” book effect like a well loved novel. (*You should stamp in Memento Ink when coloring with Stampin’ Blends.)
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More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 9th. Our theme will be Cute Critters where our Design Team creates a project with any kind of animals, birds, butterflies or insects.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  5. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  6. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ ***You are Here
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  20. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  21. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Every Chapter Slimline Birthday Card idea with Pattern party Designer Series paper - jeanie Stark StampinUp
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Every Chapter for a Friend

I so appreciate the friends in my life! When I saw the Every Chapter stamp set I knew I had to have it! It’s perfect for my book club friends and others who just love to read like I do!
Stampin'_Up!_Every_Chapter_card_for_a_friend-Jeanie Stark_StampinUp
This card is quick & easy…just stamp and color! I love to color with my Stampin’ Blends! I find it so relaxing!

Here’s the simple card details:

  • Card Base (Poppy Parade): 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
  • Basic White: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut 2
  • Basic Black:3 3/4 x 5, cut 2

Stamp the image using Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends (or watercolor pencils). Adhere to Basic Black cardstock. Use Foam Adhesive Sheets (or Stampin’ Dimensionals) to adhere to card base. Add Rhinestone Jewels to the eyeglasses for a little bling. I repeated the black and white layers on the inside and stamped the perfect sentiment from Positive Thoughts.
Stampin'_Up!_Every_Chapter_card_for_a_friend-Jeanie Stark_StampinUp
I love to coordinate the envelopes…it’s like a sneak peek at what’s inside. I stamped just the teacup and glasses on the front of the envelope.
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This card would be perfect to give with a book (and handmade bookmark) for a friend’s birthday! I made this card as a thank you for a friend who gave me some books to read.

I’m always looking for the next good book to read. Have you read any good books lately? Leave a comment below and let’s start a list of good books to read! Here’s a few of my recent favorites…

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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