My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Badge August 2020Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I love summer and the beach. It’s definitely my happy place! My card today is a slimline card created with Seaside Notions and the new Seabed 3D Embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The colors of this card remind me of a seaside resort. Our summer has certainly been different this year. Instead of our usual family vacation I have to imagine I am walking along the shoreline and combing the beach for shells and sea glass. Here’s my “collection” of shells to go with my card.

Stampin' Up! clear acetate treat box idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin' Up! clear acetate treat box idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make cards and gifts to coordinate. The elegant sheer pool party ribbon was perfect to wrap up the Clear tiny treat box. I hope the recipient will enjoy the chocolate covered version of shells.

I heat embossed the shells and seahorse on Shimmery White using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder. I colored them using an Aqua painter and pool party ink then fussy cut them and adhered to my projects with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots. I even colored a few for the inside of the card. I love that there is a lot of room for a handwritten message or large stamped sentiment.

I am enjoying making these larger cards which fit perfectly in a #10 size business or “resume” envelope. You could make this card for any occasion using the Well Written Dies. These are so easy to adhere using the new adhesive sheets!

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Yesterday I shared another slimline card with all the measurements, tips, and photo tutorial to assemble. If you would like to make this style card, click HERE for directions.

What’s your “happy place” or happiest season? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below! You can view the list of products I used to create this project below the line up!

Visit juststampin.com for inspiration and gift giving ideas using Stampin' Up! products - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Product List for Seaside Notions Slimline Card & Treat Box (Click on image to view in my online store.)

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

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 

Check out Stampin' Up!'s new online store! Visit juststampin.com for inspiration and more! Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The NEW Stampin’ Up! store has so many great features!
Here are some key features of our beautiful, new online store:

  • Designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones
  • New and improved store navigation
  • Larger imagery (LOVE THIS!)
  • New sorting and filtering options allowing you to find things more easily
  • Inventory status information so you can make an informed purchase decision
  • Create and share up to 10 personalized wish lists
  • New ‘Quick Shop’ feature makes it easy to add items to your cart
  • Simplified checkout process

Ready to check out the new online store and shop? To make sure you’re shopping with me, Click HERE or on the product images below.

Product List  (Click on any image to shop in my online store.)

Redeem your Bonus Days coupons

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.
  4. Coupon codes must be redeemed by Aug. 31, 2020Monthly host code visualTo make sure you’re shopping with me, click HERE.

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!

Product List (Click on any image to view larger in my online store.)

 

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!)