V is for Valentine

Welcome back to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Today I have a card & gift to share with you. I used the Everything Festive Stamp Set with the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper to create this Valentine card and Hershey Nugget treat box.

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Stamp Set and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper Valentine card and Hershey Nugget Treat Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card could be used for anytime of the year to let someone know you love them.

Stampin' Up! Valentine Card Idea made with Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, Everything Festive Stamp Set, and Stitched Nested Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The designer series paper and gold shimmer ribbon I used are part of the Christmastime is Here Suite which is only available this month (while supplies last).  Here’s the details if you would like to make this card:

Materials & Measurements

  • Cherry Cobbler:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 for card base
  • Gold Foil: 2 1/4 x 4 1/4, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap,  scraps to cut hearts from Stitched Be Mine Dies
  • Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper: 2 x 4 1/4, 3 x 4, 2 x 6
  • Whisper White: 2 x 3 1/2 to stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink and cut with Stitched Nested Die, 4 x 5 1/4 for inside card
  • Gold Glimmer Ribbon: ~10 inches to wrap around DSP layer and tie a simple knot

You can use this card “formula” with other DSP and sentiments for any occasion. The ribbon layer and sentiment layer are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Valentine Card Idea made with Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, Everything Festive Stamp Set, and Stitched Nested Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to give cards and little gifts that coordinate.  Here’s a simple Hershey Nugget Treat Box made from a 6 x 6 piece of Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Hershey Nugget Valentine treat box Idea made with Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, Everything Festive Stamp Set, and Stitched Nested Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Gold Foil Hearts are cut from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and added with Glue Dots. I followed Julie DiMatteo’s Video Tutorial for the Hinged-Lid Box.

Materials & Measurements

  • Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – 6″ x 6″
    • First cut off a 2″ x 6″ piece and cut that into 4 – 1″ x 3″ pieces for the Hershey’s Nugget wraps
    • Then, with the remaining 4″ x 6″ piece, cut of 1/8″ from the 6″ side so you have a 4″ x 5-7/8″ piece
    • Score all 4 sides of the 4″ x 5-7/8″ piece at 5/8″
    • Then, along the 5-7/8″, score at 2-5/8″ and 3-1/4″

Fold and burnish along the score lines. Cut and notch the score lines on the long sides as shown below.

Stampin' Up! Hershey Nugget Valentine treat box Idea made with Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Add adhesive to the notched tabs, fold and tuck to assemble the box. Use the 1/2″ Circle Punch to cut a notch on the top of the box.

Wrap the Hershey Nuggets with 1 x 3 DSP strips. (*I used Glue Dots on each end of the DSP.) Here’s what the box looks like when you open it.

Stampin' Up! Hershey Nugget Valentine treat box Idea made with Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, Everything Festive Stamp Set, and Stitched Nested Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can make this simple treat box for any occasion! What a “sweet” little treat to make for those you love!

I am in Hartford, Connecticut today for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event.  I have been looking forward to attending this event with my stamping friends and getting to see and play with new products that will be coming out in the 2020 Occasions Catalog in January.  I will be sharing sneak peeks of the new products and ideas when I get back!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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M is for Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies

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’m showcasing the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box. I loved it’s Mama (Curvy Keepsakes Die) from several years ago and just about anything mama could do, so can this little cutie! Here’s a look at the first project I made.

Stampin' Up!Harvest Hellos Bundle and Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies apple treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up!Harvest Hellos Bundle and Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies apple treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made over 50 of these apples…for the teachers for back to school, the hairdressers at the shop where I sell my cards, friends, etc.  They are so quick & easy to make! You had to cut two for the old “Mama” die and then you had to glue and assemble but this little one doesn’t require any adhesive at all and you can get two of these boxes per sheet of paper.  I filled the apples with 5 caramels each which still makes a nice little treat to give.  There are so many other things you can fill them with too! Here’s some others I made for Fall/Thanksgiving.

Stampin' Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies Fall or Thanksgiving table favor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set to make the checked pattern on my boxes. You can purchase the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set and the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies as a bundle and SAVE 10%.  I debated getting the bundle and thought I would just buy the dies but I am so glad I went ahead and purchased the bundle!  The Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set has two miniature background stamps with adorable greetings. You can make your cards and projects so creative making your own “Designer Series Paper” using the checked or stripes! Take a look at all you get with the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle.

Stampin' Up! Tiny Keepsakes Bundle - for inspiration, tutorials, and more visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a quick video to see how easy it is to put this treat holder together!

I like to use my bone folder to curl each side of the paper before I put it together.  It gives it a more rounded look.

Stampin' Up! Gathered Leaves and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies Fall or Thanksgiving treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I filled these with M&M’s and a special little note. For years I’ve mixed up my special “Blessings Mix” and always had that in whatever table favors I made that year. This year, I’m changing it up and going with some M&M’s and a Thanksgiving Gratitude Game to get some fun family conversation going (I hope).

Thanksgiving Gratitude Game idea - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and Stampin' Up! supplies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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You can click HERE or HERE for more Thanksgiving favor ideas.

On a personal note…I am one happy mama today as my daughter flew in late last night and is home for a few days. We are planning to hit the craft shows this weekend, perhaps take a hike to the waterfalls, and enjoy the gorgeous Fall weather.  And, since she can’t come home for Thanksgiving this year, we are planning to celebrate the holiday this weekend with a big turkey and all the trimmings. I grew up in Massachusetts and went on many field trips to Plymouth Plantation.  We were told the first Thanksgiving was actually celebrated in October. It was good ole President George Washington who decided to proclaim a national Thanksgiving holiday in November. For me, any day I have my kids home is a day of Thanksgiving!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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What’s better than creating a handmade card? Sending it of course! That’s why Stampin’ Up! is excited to announce the first annual World Card Sending Week from Sunday, October 6 to Saturday, October 12. We’re setting a goal to send 50,000 cards that week! I would love your help in reaching our goal. I hope you will find some time to create this week. Then keep track of how many cards you send from Oct. 6 – 12.  On October 12th I will ask that you to leave a comment on my blog with how many cards you sent.  Let’s work together and send smiles across the world!

L is for Lights for the Pals Blog Hop

Oct-Blog-Hop 2019

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “My Favorite Season”  – showcasing our favorite stamps and supplies for our holiday project.  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’ve been sharing holiday projects for each letter of the alphabet in my ABC Holiday 2019 Series. (Make sure you follow my blog so you don’t miss out on holiday ideas from A to Z!) Today I have two fun projects to “light” up the holidays!  No matter what’s your favorite holiday, the All- Around Wreath Dies work for every season!

My first project is a fun fold card that lights up with a battery operated votive candle.

Stampin' Up! TIdings All Around Bundle fun fold Christmas wreath card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Tidings All Around Stamp Set and All-Around Wreath Die to create this card. (You can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%)! This card would look great on a mantel, bookcase, or end table. I love how it lights up!

Stampin' Up! TIdings All Around Bundle and Christmas Bulb Builder Punch fun fold Christmas wreath card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a few more pictures so you can see how it looks closed and how it opens. It’s a trifold card that sits up like a tent.

Stampin' Up! TIdings All Around Bundle and Christmas Bulb Builder Punch fun fold Christmas wreath card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! TIdings All Around Bundle and Christmas Bulb Builder Punch fun fold Christmas wreath card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I sandwiched a piece of vellum between the wreaths so the light shines through without actually seeing the votive candle. I decorated the wreath with bulbs using the Bulb Builder Punch.  The Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice to compliment the punched lights. This was so much fun to make!

The best part of any holiday season is spending time with family & friends! I love to make little table favors for each holiday and the All- Around Wreath Dies make a fun and easy project to light up your holiday table.

Stampin' Up! All-Around Wreath Dies lighted table favor idea for Thanksgivng - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made these for our Thanksgiving table but you could easily do the same for Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, etc. These dies are versatile for year round use! I love them! I I watercolored Shimmery White cardstock with the Aqua Painter before cutting the die. It was quick & easy!

Stampin' Up! All-Around Wreath Dies lighted wreath table favor idea for Thanksgivng - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

One of the things we love to do as a family during the holiday season is drive around and look at all the beautiful lights. Many neighborhoods in our area have huge displays of lights and music and it’s always fun to see the different displays. Do you go all out with lights? Which do you prefer… colored lights or white lights?

If you would like to make these “lighted” projects check back tomorrow for the complete tutorials because….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! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 13th when we showcase projects with layers of DSP and embellishments for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin' Up! TIdings All Around Bundle and Christmas Bulb Builder Punch fun fold Christmas wreath card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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Stampin' Up! All-Around Wreath Dies lighted wreath table favor idea for Thanksgivng - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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