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.
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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!
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Jeanie

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Pinwheel Tower Card and more for Ariane’s Birthday

Today is my daughter’s birthday! We were able to get together and enjoy an early celebration in Maine last month; however, I still wanted to send her a little something for her actual birthday. Her favorite color is purple so I pulled out the gorgeous Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and Fresh Freesia cardstock and had some fun creating a special fun fold card and Hershey nugget birthday cake.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea and Hershey nugget cake- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I saw several different pinwheel tower cards on Pinterest. I really liked the tip from Linda Heller to use DSP for the center tower (so it is not so heavy and bulky in the middle).  I was definitely inspired by her card but changed mine up to make a regular (A2 size) card.  I love how this card stands up and showcases the DSP on all four sides.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This card looks complicated but, trust me, it is really easy to make! I chose to use 4 different patterns of DSP, 2 floral and 2 gingham, to keep things simple. You could easily choose more patterns to mix and match.  I was going for a more traditional pinwheel look.  Here’s the details:

Card Measurements:

Column/Tower (Pansy Petals DSP): 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 scored @ 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″
Cardstock panels (Fresh Freesia) : 4 pieces 2 3/4 x 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper (Pansy Petals): 4 pieces 2 1/2 x 4, 4 pieces 1 1/2 x 4
(*Cut one size each of 4 different patterns – 2 floral, 2 gingham), cut pansy and leaves from DSP
Basic White: scrap pieces for sentiments
Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen: scraps to punch heart & die cut flower

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish DSP. Add adhesive to 1/4″ side and adhere to form tower.
  2. Adhere cardstock panels on each side of tower.
  3. Adhere DSP layers to cardstock.
  4. Add sentiments and embellishments to each side.

You can check out Linda Heller’s (Stampin School) video HERE.

I love the coordinated colors and different patterns in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper! You can use the Dies included with the bundle to cut the pansy flowers and leaves.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I chose 3 patterns to make the tiered “birthday cake” to send with her card.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Hershey Nugget birthday cake idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I cut 18 1″ x 3″ DSP strips to wrap the nuggets.  You need 5 for the top layer, 6 for the middle, and 7 for the bottom. To make each layer, adhere the nuggets to a 1 x 8 strip of cardstock using a strong adhesive (Tear & Tape or Stampin’ Seal +). For the top 2 layers trim off the access cardstock from the strip making sure to save enough to adhere the end piece to the first to form a circle. I used a bunch of Mini Glue Dots to adhere the nuggets to the die cut circles between each layer. *For the base I cut a circle from the heavy 12 x 12 white cardstock (in the DSP packs) and glued the Fresh Freesia cardstock circle to the top and bottom to cover the white. This makes it nice and sturdy to lift. I used more Mini Glue Dots to adhere the bow on top and ribbons down the side as well as the Loose Flower Flourishes. This “cake” was so much fun to make but almost looks too good to eat!

I thought it would be a nice surprise to send a little cash as I know she will be going out to eat with her friends from school.
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I adhered the plastic silverware together with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhered the money with Mini Glue Dots, and wrapped Fresh Freesia organza ribbon around it all and tied a bow.  The sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set was perfect for the tag. I was going to put this in the Ombre Gift Bag but really liked the look of it on top so I added a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the bag. Even though the Pinwheel Tower card fits in a regular envelope, I placed it inside the bag. I hope these little homemade gifts bring a smile on her special day!
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch birthday card and gift ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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Jeanie

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Create With Friends

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Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you can find some time today to create and/or send a card to brighten someone’s day! I am finally back in my craft room (and working on the many thank you notes I need to send)! Yesterday I was able to get together with some friends and we had so much fun creating together and sharing ideas!  I made some fun gifts with the 2021-2023 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper Assortment. *See below how you can receive one of these gifts!

I love to make little gifts! These rulers are a handy little tool to have around and a great reminder to create. The sentiment is from the stamp set, Create With Friends.

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The Create with Friends Stamp Set is an essential stamp set to celebrate your close cardmaking friends! I love the mix of fonts! The elegant font pairing is versatile for any occasion. Pair sentiments with your favorite image stamp. Here are some ideas from the Stampin’ Up! design team.

Stampin' Up! Create with Friends card idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Create with Friends card idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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