Make A Difference with Personalized Place Cards

I love to entertain, especially over the holidays.  I’m not much of a cook (my husband does most of the cooking in our family) but, I am all about the presentation! I am getting a head start on some personalized place cards using the Make A Difference and Blended Seasons stamp sets.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Make A Difference Personalized Name Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are really fun to make! Yesterday I shared two Christmas cards I made with the holly from the Blended Seasons stamp set. (If you missed that post you can view it HERE.) While I had everything out on my desk, I cut a bunch of 2 x 3 Thick Whisper White cardstock and stamped the holly using Memento ink. We usually have between 20-25 people for Christmas Eve dinner (that’s just our immediate family) so I thought it would be a good idea to get a head start. I plan to take these with me when we take my daughter back to college next week and color them at the hotel at night. Adding the names with the Make A Difference stamp set is a breeze as it is a photopolymer stamp set so its easy to see where to stamp the letters.

Stampin Up make A Difference stamp set - Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

Just think of all the possibilities with this stamp set…you can make any sentiment you want! Check out this short video as Brandi from the Stampin’ Up! home office shares some more ideas with this stamp set.

I have used candy canes on a holiday buffet table before to label different food items but I think the personalized place card is so special! I used a rubber band to hold the three candy canes together then covered it up with ribbon tied in a bow. Quick & easy!Stampin Up Blended Seasons and Make A Difference Personalized Name Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Blended Seasons Stamp Set will be available August 1 -31 while supplies last.  It is a limited edition bundle that I know you will love and use year round! Plus Bonus Days is coming in August where you earn $5 coupons for every $50 you purchase! Get your wish list ready. I’ll share all the details next week.

I really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments yesterday about your Christmas cards.  I am amazed at how many some of you make!  WOW!  I make between 60-75 (all the same) to send to family and friends.  Of course I play around and make several cards each year until I decide on “the one”.  I always seem to find people to give the “extra” cards to each year.  You can never spread too much cheer!!

I promised to pick a random winner from the comments to send a little gift to along with one of yesterday’s cards. The winner is…….. #4 Mary Grunder!!!  Congratulations Mary!  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will put your goodies in the mail.  Thanks to all who left comments.  I have missed you!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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April Paper Pumpkin…You Are My Anchor

I love the beach and all things nautical so you can see why this month’s Paper Pumpkin is one of my all time favorites! Check out this video showcasing this month’s kit!

Most of the time I use the contents of the kits and make my own cards but this month I could have easily followed the directions and made them exactly as shown in the kit and been thrilled with the result. The kit includes supplies for 20 cards and 4 boxes! I love the 3 x 3 note cards and gift boxes and I thought about keeping a set for me and giving the other 3 sets as gifts. The 3 x 3 cards are great for gift enclosures and/or notes to tuck in lunchboxes and briefcases; however, I decided to play around and turn some of them in to cards I could send in the mail.  I love the stamps and the dies included in this kit! I recommend Paper Pumpkin subscribers purchase the note cards & envelopes so they can continue to use the stamps sets and ink included in their kits to make more cards. They are a great deal for 20 cards and envelopes! Each month I send my Paper Pumpkin subscribers exclusive alternative projects ideas using the products in their kits.   I know there are others like me that may not want to make multiples of the same card. I like to change it up a little. Here is an adorable matchbook treat holder I made using just the supplies in the kit. Perfect for a lifesaver candy!

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor Matchbook Treat Holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are not only fun, they are quick & easy to make!

I cut 1″ off the 3 x 3 note card so it measured 2 x 6.  Then I turned and cut 3/8″ off one end so it measured 2 x 5 5/8. I lined it up on the score board so the 3″ score lined up at the 3″ mark and then I scored it at 1/2 and 3 1/4.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor Matchbook Treat Holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Fold the score lines and staple an individually wrapped lifesaver under the 1/2″ flap. Stamp the sentiment above in Island Indigo Ink and tuck in the top flap.  I followed the directions in the kit to decorate and adhere the life preserver using glue dots, twine, and mini stampin’ dimensionals. Adhere to the front and that’s all there is to it!

These little treats are great to have on hand to give out as you go through the drive thru to pick up your morning coffee or give to friends, hairdressers, “helpers” throughout the day, etc.

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Spring has sprung, and Paper Pumpkin has decided to do a little spring cleaning as they blow out select items in our refill and past kit inventory, beginning April 25. Anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9 or while supplies last. We will then permanently discontinue these items.

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V is for Vinyl Stickers

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. The Painted Love Gold Vinyl stickers found on page 19 in the Occasions catalog are easy to miss.  They are hard to see in the catalog so here’s a photo in case you missed them too!

Stampin Up Painted Love God Vinyl Stickers - for inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These self-adhesive hearts, borders, and shapes in brilliant gold coordinate with images in the Sure Do Love You Stamp Set; however, they can easily be used with any stamp set or stand on their own. I have several cards (and a treat box) to share with you today using these stickers with the Petal Passion and True Gentleman Suites.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The layout for this card was inspired by a card design from a fellow PAL, Nancy Gleason. I love using the ribbon to highlight the sentiment.  Both the sentiment and flower are from the Petal Palette stamp set.  I stamped the floral image in Black Memento ink and cut it out with the matching dies then fussy cut the flower apart to make it fit the card better. (I used the other piece from the flower on my next card.) I adhered the ribbon and sentiment banner on top of the vinyl sticker. I colored the flower with Stampin’ Blends and adhered it off to the side with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The base of my card is a Whisper White note card. The Powder Pink layer measures 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 and the Whisper White layer measures 4 1/2 x 3.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My niece is getting married this summer and this is the perfect size card for a gift card.

My next card uses a different vinyl sticker and another sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set. This sweet card could be used for several occasions (engagement, shower, new baby, anniversary, wedding, job promotion, etc.)

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding, Anniversary, or Baby Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The flower image is the leftover piece from the card above. I embossed the card base with the Petal Pair Embossing folder and added my layered image on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Whisper White stamped layer measures 3 x 3 1/2 and is layered on a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Calypso Coral. The flower is colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ribbon is adhered with a glue dot on top of the vinyl sticker.  I added a matching sticker on the front of the envelope and embossed the flap.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Wedding, Anniversary, or Baby Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The gold vinyl stickers are versatile to use so many different ways! They make it quick & easy to embellish cards and envelopes or add a special touch to a treat box.

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat Box with Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers and Ghirardelli Chocolate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat Box with Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers and Ghirardelli Chocolate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love these clear tiny treat boxes from Stampin’ Up! They make a quick & easy gift! I filled this one with 6 Ghirardelli chocolates, added a bow and a few vinyl stickers and I was done!  You could put a little jar of jam, a Yankee votive candle, or any other small item inside.

Here’s a card idea I got from Linda Heller that I made for my son and husband for Valentine’s Day using the vinyl stickers and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  (I don’t know why I didn’t share them before.)

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea with Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Either of these cards could be used for an anniversary or anytime you want to let someone know you love them. The True Gentleman Designer Series Paper make these cards perfect for the men in your life.  The sentiment I used on the inside is also from Petal Palette.  I love the sentiments in this stamp set and from the comments on my blog last week many of you do too!!

Stampin Up Petal Palette stamp set - To order visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed the different project ideas showcasing the versatility of the vinyl stickers.  (I still have lots of stickers left to use!) You can purchase any of the products I used today from my online store. *The Petal & More Thinlits Dies were added to Sale-A-Bration and are a FREE gift with a qualifying purchase.  You must enter the Sale-A-Bratio code if you wish to get them FREE.  (See NEW Sale-A-Bratio items below.)  Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

Wishing you a Very Good Day! It may be spring but it doesn’t feel like it in Maryland! It has been snowing since 9 AM yesterday morning and we are officially snowed in! Even my Physical Therapy for today got cancelled!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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I is for Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m sharing a bundle from the Occasions catalog that includes the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I love punches and this adorable punch pack coordinates with the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. Here’s a look at the bundle.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle - For inspirational ideas and ordering visit my blog, www.juststampin.com -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fresh fruit!  We have several orchards nearby where you can pick your own apples in the fall as well as blueberries and strawberries in the spring. We also have a Peach Festival and other “fruit” events in the area so I knew I would get a lot of use out of this bundle. I found some smoothie mixes at the grocery store the other day and picked up a few for my my family and to give as little gifts. I made some fun “envelope cards” to hold the smoothie mixes.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle card ideas to hold treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s so easy to make any size envelope using the Envelope Punch Board!  All the directions are right on the board (for 66 different sizes) so you never have to worry about what size paper you need or where to punch and score. I started by measuring my smoothie mix package which measured 4 1/2 x 6.  I checked the EPB (Envelope Punch Board) to see what size paper I needed (8 1/2 x 8 1/2) and where to start to punch & score (3 3/4).

After I punched and scored all sides I was ready to embellish. The Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was perfect to go with my fruit smoothies. It is so easy to pick my cardstock colors from the DSP. I adhered my DSP to a layer of cardstock then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the envelope card. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits for the sentiment layers. I stamped the sentiment close to the bottom to leave room for my ribbon in the middle.  I stamped the fruit twice, once in each color, then punched them out with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punches. I wanted the add the leaf layer on top with a Glue Dot to give it a little dimension. I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow.  The ribbon keeps the envelope closed and just slides off to open. I added a stamped layer on the inside which is a hidden surprise under the smoothie mix.

This is a fun card to make even if you don’t have a drink mix to add.  I stamped and cut the sentiment “treat yourself” from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and attached that to the drink mix for an added touch.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card idea with a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My son has a birthday soon and he loves fresh pineapples. The smoothie mix calls for fresh fruit, water, and ice so I thought I would include a pineapple to go with it.  The tag was attached to the pineapple so rather than cut it off I made a tag to coordinate and adhered it on top.

I love making little gifts like this! The pineapple and card would be a nice welcome gift for a new neighbor or even a treat for Easter. Simply change the sentiment and you are good to go for any occasion.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card and tag idea to hold a treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter will be home for spring break soon and she loves strawberry smoothies! This little treat will be waiting for her.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle envelope card idea to hold a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The strawberries were fun to stamp and punch. I used both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stems. I love this gingham ribbon.  It is easy to work with and really makes the card pop! Here’a a photo showing the back of the envelope card.  You can see how the ribbon keeps the envelope closed.

Stampin Up custom envelope made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment is perfect for my daughter! This set would also make a great hostess gift, thank you, or just a special treat for a friend or coworker. Who wouldn’t enjoy fresh strawberries and a handmade card?!

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have one more treat to share with you today.  My sister recently moved to Virginia and she is going to visit this weekend.  My family refers to our home as the local Bed & Breakfast. (My husband is a great cook!) I always like to leave little pillow gifts for overnight guests so while I was punching strawberries I made this quick Ghirardelli treat holder for my sister.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle candy treat holder idea made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can whip this treat holder in no time at all!  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 designer series paper. Use the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at 2 inches on each side. Put your candy inside and tie close with ribbon and twine.  I used my circle punches to punch the layers for the sentiment and attached it to the ribbon with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Quick & easy!

I hope you like today’s projects. For more Envelope Punch Board ideas and a video click HERE.  Check out this video showcasing the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the Fruit Basket Bundle I used in today’s projects.

So which do you prefer: Ghirardelli chocolate, strawberry smoothie, or pineapple smoothie? I would love to hear from you! FYI…I prefer milk chocolate to dark and would rather eat fresh fruit rather than put it in a drink.

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With a Little Help From My Friends

I have said this before…I am blessed with a wonderful family and the best friends! Many have called; stopped by; sent cards, flowers, and meals; driven me to doctor appointments and physical therapy; made post office deliveries, and helped with so many other things…including crafting!  It’s hard for me to ask for help and I have been touched by such an outpouring of kindness and support since I dislocated and fractured my elbow. Many friends offered to help cut, label, and assemble my kits so I could get them out last month. My friend Susan spent the day with me earlier this week putting together Valentines for my Pre-K students. (I miss them!) We had so much fun making these!  Laughter (and crafting) is the best therapy! Look at these stinkin’ cute fish!

Stampin Up Painted with Love Valentine treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration, project details, ordering, and more, visit www.juststampin.com

This idea came from Rachel Tessman.  The fish are made from envelopes! We used the Stampin Up! medium envelopes. Simply lick and stick the envelope shut then cut the long side at 4 3/8″ so it is square.

Score on the diagonal with the open side on the right. Measure and mark 1 1/2″ along the score line from the top and the bottom.  Cut from each corner along the score line to each point.

Using the trimmer, line up the envelope from the other points and cut from the score line in the middle to the point on the open end of the envelope.

Use the trimmer (or scissors) to cut from the middle to the marked points along the score line as shown in the photo.

Cut a 3 3/4″ square of Designer Series Paper then cut it in half from point to point.  Adhere to the front and back of the envelope as shown.

Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive along the score line.  Adhere a 1/4 x 6 1/2 strip of coordinating color cardstock against the DSP.

Punch 17 gold foil stickers using the 1″ Circle Punch.  Start in the center and adhere on each side of the center cut. Adhere 6 circles.  Cut 5 of the circles in 1/2 and overlap the full circles adhering with glue dots. Repeat on other side.

Cut the eyes from black and calypso coral cardstock using the 1/2″ and 3/4″ circle punches.  Adhere with glue dots. Cross over the ends of the envelope and adhere with a glue dot to form the tail of the fish.

You can easily slide a treat inside the fish. The Valentine M&M’s are the perfect color to coordinate with the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper we used. Even though I won’t be back to school for Valentine’s Day, I want my students to know I’m thinking of them.

Stampin Up Painted with Love Valentine treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration, project details, ordering, and more, visit www.juststampin.com
Created by Susan Itell

The fish reminds me of a beautiful story I read to my Pre-K students every year, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister . If you have young children or grandchildren, I highly recommend this book! (It’s available from Amazon.)

The Rainbow Fish                                      “The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.”

I always gave my children a book for Valentine’s Day when they were younger. I would write a message inside the book, sign, and date it.  Someday when they have their own children I hope they will enjoy rereading these books.

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R is for Reindeer

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! When my kids were little we always sprinkled food for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve. Even though my kids are grown I still make magic reindeer food for my students.  The Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating Framelits make it quick & easy to make these adorable little gifts. I had so much fun coloring them with my Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin Up Seasonal Chums Treat Holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made this free standing holder for the treat tube when Paper Pumpkin had the tubes last year.  I love that Stampin’ Up! brought them back but they will be retiring with the holiday catalog at the end of the month so stock up now!!! You can fill these tubes with so many things…bath salts, candy, money, etc. The holder idea was from Ellen Hutson and I adapted it for my “Magic Reindeer Food”.  It is quick & easy to make! Start with a 3 x 9 1/2 strip of cardstock.  I used 12 x 12 Cherry Cobbler from the Be Merry Cardstock Pack in the annual catalog.  (You can get 4 from a sheet which is great if you are making them for a classroom.) Use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and score along the 9 1/2″ side at 1 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 1/4, 7 1/2, and 8 5/8.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool - TO order visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Fold along the score lines.  Next, punch 2 circles from scrap paper using the 3/4″ circle punch.  Adhere these where to the cardstock where you need to punch the holes for the treat tube.  (See photo below.) *When punching the hole on the right side you will need to fold the end under and punch through both layers because the punch will not reach far enough.  Here’s some photos to show you.

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 The part on the end will get tucked under when you adhere the holder.  Apply adhesive on the back of the end piece and fold up and under to form the stand.

I added a piece of 2 7/8 x 2 Reindeer DSP from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Be Merry treat holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the adorable Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating Seasonal Tags Framelits. Both the stamp set and dies will carry over after the holiday catalog retires but you will no longer get to save 10% when you purchase the bundle. So if this is something you’ve been thinking about ordering, get it now and save 10%! You can use these for tags, treat toppers, cards, etc.  I know it is something I will use year after year because I love to give little treats! (I haven’t even played with the snowman yet!!!)

I filled my treat tubes with oatmeal and glitter. I colored the reindeer with the new Stampin’ Blends.  I love to color and these markers just glide and do all the work for you! I used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, and Cherry Cobbler Blends to color then cut out the reindeer with the matching framelit.  I attached it to the treat tube with a glue dot and I was done! My students are going to love these!!!

Stampin Up Seasonal Chums Treat Holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Envelope Punch Board Projects

Yesterday I shared a fun treat holder for Lindt Chocolate balls made with the Envelope Punch Board and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you missed that post you can click HERE to view.

I promised to share with you some other projects made with the Envelope Punch Board. Last week I had a class with several local gals who wanted to make “crackers”. The Envelope Punch Board is so versatile and useful for so much more than just making envelopes!  We made crackers plus 3 more fun projects…a Ghirardelli Chocolate treat holder, a Santa gift card holder, and a “Peppermint Patty” standing snowman treat.  I found so many ideas on Pinterest and just “tweaked” them to use what I had.  Here’s a few pictures from the event.

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Here’s a close up of each of the projects.

Stampin' Up! More Than Chocolate Ghirardelli Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder idea with Merry Little Labels Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Snowman Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World cracker box made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

They loved the projects and had so much fun making them that they want to meet again for another class to make more projects using the envelope punch board.  There are so many things you can make with this handy tool from envelopes and candy treats to boxes and more! More ideas coming soon!!!

**If you purchase the Envelope Punch Board from my online store I will email you the directions to make each of these projects and send you the “kit” in the mail.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stampin’ Up! has announced it’s list of retiring merchandise from the Holiday Catalog.  In addition, they have discounted select retiring and surplus products.

Year End Sales Event

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A Sweet Chocolate Treat

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

During our weekend away my friends and I visited the Lindt Chocolate Outlet in Pennsylvania.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven! They had bins and bins with every flavor filling you could imagine.  You could pick and choose to fill a bag with different flavors. My mind was racing …I saw Stampin’ Up! colors everywhere and couldn’t wait to make these adorable mini cracker boxes to color coordinate.

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice for these gold and copper foiled truffles. These are really quick & easy to make with one of my favorite “must have” tools, the Envelope Punch Board.  Susan has been waiting patiently for me to post the measurements for these so Susan, this is for you!!!!

Start with a piece of 4 1/4 x 6 piece of DSP.  Use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (another favorite well loved tool!!!!) to score along the 6″ side at 1 3/8, 2 3/4, 4 1/8, 5 1/2.  Turn and score (with the 4 1/4″ side across the top) at 1 3/8.  Fold along the score lines.

Next use the Envelope Punch Board and with the short side across the top, line up the DSP at the 1″ mark and punch. *The 1 3/8 score line should be off to the right. You will fold and punch along each score line at the 1″ mark. *You will be punching through two layers each time except the one on the end which will just be one layer.

Next, cut up on the score lines at the bottom to the 1 3/8 score line.  Cut off the small rectangle along the bottom and apply Tear & tape on the end as shown below. Fold and adhere the sides of the box then fold the bottom flaps and adhere with Multipurpose Liquid.

Fill with a chocolate ball, pinch the top to close, then tie with ribbon. This is a quick & easy treat for table favors, coworkers, or to give out as you go through the drive thru to get your cup of coffee, etc. I had so much fun making these to go with all the different chocolate flavors.

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These snowman wrapped Milk and White Chocolate truffles are a Limited Edition (just like the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper which in only Available While Supplies Last…stock up now!!!).

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Be Merry Designer Series Paper used below was perfect for the seasonal Peppermint Milk Chocolate Truffles.  YUM!!!!

Stampin Up Be Merry Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you have a favorite?

You can purchase the Envelope Punch Board and other items used to make today’s projects from my online store. Check back tomorrow to see more projects made with the Envelope Punch Board.

Coming soon…The 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration. If you are not currently working with another demonstrator and would like to receive the new catalogs, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) and I will put them in the mail to you!

FYI…I will be offering Paper Shares with the new catalog. Check back for more information.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stampin’ Up! has announced it’s list of retiring merchandise from the Holiday Catalog.  In addition, they have discounted select retiring and surplus products.

Year End Sales Event

Click for the list of Retiring Holiday Products (PDF)

Stampin Up discounted year end sales event - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click to view discounted retiring holiday products

Retiring Favorites

Click to view retiring holiday products 

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N is for Nutcracker

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series! I am having so much fun going through the alphabet and sharing holiday ideas. My sister collects nutcrackers and she is also the one who introduced me to store bought “crackers” one year. Crackers have since become a holiday tradition. I will be celebrating Christmas at my sister’s this year with the rest of my family so I thought it would be fun to make some nut”crackers”.

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I intended to just use the nutcracker pattern from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper; however, as I was making it I thought it would be fun to cut out the nutcrackers. (I always loved paper dolls as a kid!) I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut layers to adhere the nutcrackers. It was easy to fussy cut the nutcrackers with my Paper Snips.

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea made using the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are quick & easy to make using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Envelope Punch Board. You can get 4 per sheet of DSP. I shared a photo tutorial how to make these HERE. These are great for so many occasions. I love to make these as table favors and everyone always enjoys them! You can fill these with candy (or nuts), lottery tickets, $, or small gifts. It’s always a fun surprise to open!

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea made using the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper Pack has so many great patterns…I LOVE the plaid!!!!

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper - For inspiration and to order visit www.juststampin.com

Here’s a few other projects I have made using this designer series paper pack.  You can click on the images to see the original post.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

The Christmas Around the World DSP I used for these projects is part of the Stampin’ Up! sale right now, Buy 3, Get 1 Free!  You can mix and match paper packs or buy all the same.  Treat yourself today as this promotion ends on October 31st!

Here’s a look at each of the paper packs included in the promotion:

Stampin Up Just Add Color Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Be Merry Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Be Merry Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper by Stampin Up. For inspiration and more visit www.juststampin.com
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Petal Garden Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Petal Garden Designer Series Paper
Stampin Up Color Theory Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
Stampin Up Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Stampin Up Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper - For inspiration and to order visit www.juststampin.com
Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! For ideas and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

Stock up and Save and make some crackers for Halloween treats, holiday table favors, or gift giving! You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store.  Click HERE to shop or click on the images in the product list below.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin

Jeanie

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

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Click on any of the Designer Series Papers to purchase in my online store. Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Ends 10/31!

H is for Hearts Come Home

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series. All hearts come home at Christmas! Share the warmth of the season when you create cards, gift tags, and more with the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies (save 10% when you buy them together in a bundle!). Check out this video to see some of the adorable projects you can create with this exclusive bundle.

Here’s another look at the projects showcased in the video using the Hearts Come Home Bundle.

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home Holiday Project Ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home Holiday card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love all the layers on this card! You can create all kinds of scenes with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies. This is such a versatile set that could be used long after the holidays to welcome a new neighbor or to create a housewarming or hostess gift.! Click on the image below to go to my online store to purchase the Hearts Come Home Bundle. Have fun creating your holiday or home projects!

Stampin Up Hearts Come Home Bundle and Holiday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

World Card Making Day Sale Ends Today!  Click Here to shop and Save 15%!

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Today is the last day to sign up to receive the October Paper Pumpkin kit!  Click HERE to subscribe or Click on the image below to find out about the upcoming October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits and how you can earn $5 off your next online order!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

Click HERE to Shop.

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

Merry Patterns stamp set

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During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click HERE for the DSP sale flyer.

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