A Mini Gable Box for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #34

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I am the designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe challenge and due to my fractured elbow I was disappointed I wouldn’t be able to create a project this week! So I went with Plan B and with my husband’s help, made this little valentine treat to send to our daughter.

Stampin Up Mini Gable Box Valentine treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s challenge board…

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This quick & easy treat box actually made Tic Tac Toe 3 different ways: down the middle, across the middle, and diagonal. This project uses some of the new items from the Occasions catalog. The Silver Mini Gable Box (found on page 13) is embossed with the floral design from the new Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (page 23).  My husband is not a craft person but he will do anything for me!  Definitely a keeper!

The box is easy to put together. The love die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits is cut from Berry Burst cardstock and adhered using a few glue dots.  The sentiment is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit and goes perfect with the Hershey Chocolate Hugs & Kisses! The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched on both ends with the Triple Banner Punch. A couple of silver hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a simple bow with the new Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon was all this box needed.  Well, almost all…it’s filled it with chocolate Hugs & Kisses!  I wish I could deliver them in person!

See how simple it is to create using elements from the challenge board?! I would really love for you to play along this week with my ABC challenge board. Just pick 3 in a row and create!  I have to live vicariously through your stamping creations until I regain the strength and mobility in my arm!

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a new project. You can create any project and use any elements/supplies as long as it fits within the three elements (in a row, column or diagonal) of your choosing from the tic tac toe challenge board that is set for the current challenge.
  2. You may enter up to a maximum of 3 times as long as the creations are new.
  3. If you have a blog, you should include the challenge graphic in your post and link back to our challenge.
  4. If you are posting in a gallery (like SplitCoast, Pinterest, or any other social media platform), make sure you mention our challenge with a link back to the challenge and use the hashtag #tictactoechallenge and the hashtag found on the challenge (eg: #tttc001)
  5. Your submission link should be a direct link to your project post, not a general link to your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or other gallery account.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Designers’ Picks, and may be deleted.
  6. We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able to! Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. No CAPTCHAs please! Please remember to turn off word verification.
  7. All submissions are due Tuesday at noon CST – that’s when the InLinkz will close. Winners will be announced on Wednesday. New challenges go live every Thursday.
  8. Post your project using the InLinkz Tool, which can be found below the current challenge.

Here’s another reason to enter this week’s challenge…

Be a Guest Designer

Were you selected as Designer’s Choice? If so, we’d love to have you as a GUEST DESIGNER!

Though this is something new for 2018, if you’re a past selection from 2017, feel free to register.

Here’s a little bit about the opportunity:

  • Guest Designers will be scheduled in the order requests are recieved.
  • Once you fill out the form, you will be contacted by one of our Guest Designer Coordinators
  • You will be assigned a challenge board to play with the team that originally selected you (Team X or O)
  • You don’t need to have a blog. If you only post to social media sites, just provide the URL to your account (or direct Pinterest board). The day the challenge goes live, we’ll link to the exact URL of your entry.
  • You will receive further instructions on how to provide your project picture to us, and other requirements (see the form on the website for some of that info)
  • You can be a Guest Designer for every time you’ve been selected Designer’s Choice!

Don’t delay – sign up today! Can’t wait to have you as our guest!

If you have any questions or need help please feel free to contact me!

Don’t forget… the FAST FUSE SALE starts today!!! Buy one, get 2 refills for FREE!!!!

fast fuse 5 day sale

I posted a video about the Fast Fuse yesterday. If you missed it, Click HERE.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order!

Use the host code  SUMCMQRW (if your order is under $150).
*All orders qualify for my monthly thank you gifts!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Here’s more great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:
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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW   Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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Fast Fuse SALE!!!!!

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Is Coming! FEBRUARY 8th – FEBRUARY 12th

As you may remember, the response to Stampin’ Up!’s Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, enthusiasm was so overwhelming Stampin’ Up! simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, they’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE! ($15 Value!)

Fast Fuse

This deal will start on February 8 and end on February 12. Remember, that’s five days only—while supplies last! *Last time they went “FAST”! This is the best time ever to stock up and save! Plus, because it’s also Sale-A-Bration, you can get even more FREE with your order of $50 or more!!!

Fast Fuse is my adhesive of choice for most projects. This strong adhesive is great for 3D projects!  I also use it to adhere cardstock when making cards. I don’t want them falling apart! (Snail adhesive is fine for Designer Series Paper but I do not recommend it for layering cardstock.)  Here’s a quick video with some great tips for using Fast Fuse.

Here’s how to get your Fast Fuse adhesive:
1. Preoder – If you are local and want to add your adhesive to my order, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your order by 11 PM tonight!  (I plan to order as soon as the sale goes live!) You may add more than adhesive to your order to qualify for Sale-A-Bration items.
2. Directly online Click HERE to shop & don’t forget to use the host code SUMCMQRW  (if your order is under $150).
All orders qualify for my monthly thank you gifts!

Have a great day!

Jeanie

Here’s more great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW  Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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Super Bowl Sunday Special!

Super Bowl

Are you planning to watch the Super Bowl today?  I am!  Usually I just like to catch the half time show and check out some of the commercials; however, when my team is in the Super Bowl, I watch it from start to finish!  I’m hoping it’s not as nail biting as the playoffs!  I’m also hoping my team wins as it seems most of my team members are cheering for the other team and I want bragging rights in April when we all get together for the Stampin’ Up! convention in Hartford!  LOL

Whether you’re a fan or not, you can “score” big today when you SHOP my online store! I thought I would “kick off” today with some special savings…FREE SHIPPING on your order of $50 or more!!! You don’t want to “pass” on this! It’s like scoring a touchdown and a field goal for 10 “points” (You save 10%!).  In addition, you will get the “extra point” with a MVP (Most Valuable Project) kit depending on the outcome of the game! If the Patriots win, you will receive a red, white, and blue gift package.  If the Eagles win, you will receive a green and white gift package.  It’s a “coin toss”!

Make sure you take some “time out” today and SHOP my online store before or after the game! (Use the host code below when you check out.) With your $50 order you will also qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! *The FREE Shipping offer and game day package will come directly from me (not with your order).  I will mail you a check for your shipping cost along with your game day MVP goodie bag. I would love to hear from you.  Which team are you rooting for?

Have a great day!

Jeanie

Here’s more great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. February Host Code: 37JTS26V  Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators!  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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More Get Well Wishes

I am truly blessed with wonderful friends and family! Yesterday I shared some of the cards I received after I dislocated and fractured my elbow. (If you missed yesterday’s cards you can see them HERE.)  It’s been 3 long weeks and I am making progress; however, I still don’t have the strength in my arm to be able to create. (I have tried!!) This is the longest stretch I’ve gone without creating! For now, I have more beautiful cards that I received to share with you. I hope they brighten your day!

Stampin Up Butterfly Wishes card idea - for inspiration, project details, and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card created by Kathy Royce
Stampin Up Delightful Daisy Fun Fold card idea - for inspiration, project details, and ordering Stampin' Up! products visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Colleen Middour
Stampin Up Get Well card idea - For inspiration, project details, ordering and more, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Susan Kuenzel
Stampin Up Lovely as A Tree get well card idea - For inspiration, project details, ordering, and more visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Cindy Thompson
Stampin Up Get Well Card idea - For inspiration, project details, ordering Stampin' Up! products and more, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Nancy Farrell
Stampin Up Beautiful Day thinking of you card idea - For inspiration, project details, ordering and more, visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Mary Fish

These cards bring such a smile to my face!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for a Super Bowl Special Surprise!

Have a great day!

Jeanie

Current Product List

Daisy Punch

$18.00

DON’T MISS these great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. February Host Code: 37JTS26V  Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  No obligation! I welcome hobby demonstrators!  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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Get Well Wishes

Happy Groundhog Day! I feel like Punxsutawney Phil…I have been hibernating a lot lately. I certainly hope I don’t have another 6 weeks like Phil! While I continue to recover  I thought I would share some of the beautiful handmade cards I’ve received.

Stampin Up We Must Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card created by Ramsey Alexander
Stampin Up Lots Of Happy Card Kit - Get Well card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Rosanne Mulhern
Stampin Up Get Well card idea - For inspiration and to order StampinUp products visit www.justatampin.com
Card Created by Chris Robinson
Stampin Up all occasion card idea - for inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com StampinUp
Card Created by Margie Wight
Stampin Up Sorry for Everything card idea - For inspiration, project ideas, and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created by Karen Hallam
Stampin Up Sheltering Tree card idea - For inspiration, project ideas, and to order StampinUp products visit www.juststampin.com
Card Created by Linda Meagher

Do not underestimate the impact this craft has on others.  These cards certainly brightened my days and I hope they inspire you to create and share handmade kindness!  Many thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Jeanie

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DON’T MISS these great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. February Host Code: 37JTS26V  Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators!  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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A Stamper’s Nightmare

Hello stampin’ friends!  I’ve received several emails wondering if everything is ok so I thought an explanation was in order as to why I haven’t been blogging.

Unfortunately, I fell last week and injured my elbow. I have missed stamping this past week especially seeing I have boxes of new product waiting to be used. I begin physical therapy next week and am hoping for a speedy recovery so I can get back to my stamping therapy.

Have a wonderful day!

Jeanie

DON’T MISS these great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in January:

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn a FREE calendar kit from me with your qualifying order. Simply enter the host code at checkout. January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV  Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators!  Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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Coloring with Stampin’ Blends for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #30

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! How would YOU like to be a guest designer? Simply play along and each week someone will be chosen to be a future guest designer.  Here’s this week’s challenge board…

TTTC board #30

The “No Sentiment” box popped out at me.  I rarely make a card without a sentiment on the front so I thought I would challenge myself to use that element this week. I created a gift set of 3 x 3 cards.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to color (which may be one reason why I teach Pre K)!  I have shared many different coloring techniques on my blog (using aqua painters, blender pens, sponge daubers, etc.) For this project I used my Stampin’ Blends and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.

To order the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and other Stampin Up products, visit my blog www.juststampin.com

The black and white designs are great on their own but I really like how you can customize the designs.  The flowers are so vibrant using the Stampin’ Blends and trust me, it is so easy to do…the markers do the work for you!

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card gift set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out these videos from Stampin Up to learn more!

Click HERE to view the Stampin’ Blends brochure to see all the colors available as well as the Color Me Happy Kit and Stamp Set. Here’s a close up of each of the cards I colored.

Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up Petal Passion 3 x 3 card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am thrilled the pizza boxes from the Holiday Catalog made it on Carryover List. They are perfect for 3 x 3 cards and envelopes or food items.
Stampin Up Pizza Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The DSP is 3 x 3 layered on a 3 1/4 Black square. I covered the top of the box with a 3 1/2 square of Rich Razzleberry and covered the sides with 1 x 3 1/2 strips in the same color. I added the gorgeous Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon as the finishing touch!  You could easily give the set of cards in black & white and let the recipient color them or enjoy some “coloring therapy” and give the set complete as I have done. Either way I think it makes a nice little gift.  I love having note cards on hand for any occasion and these fit the bill.  Stamp a sentiment inside or write a personalized note.
Here’s a tip for when you color with the Stampin’ Blends…put a piece of scrap paper under the image you are coloring becasue the color will bleed through.  You will want to adhere your colored piece to another layer. I cut my DSP in to 3 x 3 sqaures for this project.  I colored then adhered them on to 3 x 6 Thick Whisper White Cardstock (scored at 3″).  I hope this project inspires you to find time to create some handmade kindness!
You can purchase any of the products used to make today’s project from my online store or click on the images below for more information.  I invested in all the Stampin’ Blends and realize that can be a bit pricey starting out; however, I suggest you break it up over the next 3 months during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – Mar. 31) and earn a FREE item each time (with a qualifying purchase)!
Come play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Click HERE to see what the other design team members created!
Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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