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.

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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).

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Click to print your own Thanksgiving Gratitude Game.

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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FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive PDF card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. (These ideas will not be shared on my blog.) In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support!

Did you miss out on the Exclusive monthly tutorials in September featuring the Gather Together Bundle? Order the bundle from my online store and I’ll send you the tutorials for FREE!

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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!

Lighted Wreath Tutorial

Yesterday I shared a fun fold lighted wreath card using the All-Around Wreath Die and Tidings All Around Stamp set.  These are available as a bundle (Save 10%) and are so versatile for year round use! I have been making so many wreath projects and they all look so very different! Not only that, they are just plain fun and the dies are so easy to use to create! Here’s a look at the lighted fun fold card.

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

Here’s the details if you would like to make this fun fold card…

Measurements

  • Very Vanilla card base:  4 1/2″ x 10 3/4″ scored at 3 5/8″ and 7 1/4″, 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ for sentiment
  • Mossy Meadow: 2 pieces 4″ x 4″ each to cut wreath dies
  • Old Olive: 2 pieces 4″ x 4″ each to cut wreath dies
  • Vellum: 4″ x 4″ to cut 3″ Circle Die
  • Scraps of Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pretty Peacock, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, and Smokey Slate to punch bulbs
  • DSP: Night Before Christmas 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Directions

  • Fold and burnish score lines on card base.  Fold bottom up and top down for a trifold card.  The bottom piece is slightly smaller than the top so it closes easily.
  • Cut a solid and leaf wreath in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. Layer the Old Olive leaf wreath on top of the solid base wreath with a few Glue Dots. Layer the Mossy Meadow leaf on top of Old Olive off setting it a little so the leaves don’t line up and the wreath looks fuller.
  • Cut a 3″ Circle using the Layering Circle Dies. Glue to the back of the wreath then add the Mossy Meadow solid wreath to give it a finished look and add depth.
  • Using the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch, center the punch along the top piece and push it in as far as it will go and punch.Tutorial to make fun fold lighted wreath - Jeanie Stark Stampin' Up!
  • Center wreath over the circle opening and adhere to the front panel with liquid glue.
  • Make a bow with Real Red Cotton Ribbon and attach to the wreath with Glue Dots.
  • Stamp tops to bulbs with Smokey slate ink on ~1/2 ” strip of Smokey Slate cardstock.  Punch with Bulb Builder Punch.
  • Punch assorted colors of cardstock with Bulb Builder Punch. Adhere tops to bulbs with Liquid Glue and adhere to wreath with Glue Dots. Add highlights with a white gel pen.
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  • Open the top of the card and fold the bottom piece up.  Center and stamp sentiment in Black ink. * You will only see this sentiment through the front of the wreath when the card is closed.  When the card is open and displayed the sentiment is actually on the bottom of the card.
  • Fold the sentiment piece down and add the strip of DSP along the edge.  Stamp greeting on Very Vanilla cardstock and layer with Real Red cardstock.  Adhere to DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals. *The popped up greeting will hold the card in place when it is displayed.  Add a battery operated tea light behind the wreath so it glows. You have plenty of space inside for a handwritten note or other sentiment.

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

FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive PDF card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. (These ideas will not be shared on my blog.) In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support!

Today is the last day to sign up for my “Decorative Masks Kit To Go”! You will receive the 4 NEW Decorative Masks (found in the Holiday catalog on page 35) along with a photo tutorial and kit to make 4 cards (using each of the different masks). You don’t want to miss out on these fun techniques! Order my kit by Oct. 10th! Click HERE or on the card below for all the details.

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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!

Have a wonderful day! Check back tomorrow for the next project in my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! M is for…?????? Any guesses?

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get the Christmas cards kit for October! Click HERE to subscribe!

Paper Pumpkin Winter Wonders

Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits in October and November, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! Here’s the details about the Holiday Kits:

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

*The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click HERE to subscribe today! *Order by Oct. 10th to receive the October card kit

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

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

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