Thank You Gifts with Sentimental Swirls & Pretty Pillow Box Dies

I love to make little gifts for my customers. I’m finally catching up with thank you cards and gifts and mailed them out this week. I love how they turned out!
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can create adorable gift and treat packaging with the Pretty Pillow Box Dies. I was thrilled this die set carried over from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You won’t find them in the current catalogs; however, they are available in my online store. The die set includes dies to cut a pillow box that you can assemble and fill with small treats or gifts. You can use the embellishment pieces to dress up your pillow box, create 3D flowers by layering and offsetting the petal images, and cut out tags and labels for your box.
Stampin' Up! Pretty Pillow Box Dies - visit juststampin.com for ideas and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love the assortment of dies in this set and can’t wait to play with all of them! For today’s project I went “outside the box” and used the large pillow box die to create a pocket to hold a letter opener (from Amazon) that I thought my customers would use and appreciate.

Here’s the details:

  • Cut the pillow box die from 5 1/2 x 6 piece of cardstock.
  • Stamp swirly flourish image (from Sentimental Swirls Stamp Set )with Versamark ink (for a tone on tone look). See below.
  • Fold and burnish along the bottom only to create the pocket.
  • Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the sides. Fold to adhere and create the pocket.
  • Stamp flower image from Sentimental Swirls Stamp Set using Black Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends. Punch flowers using Flowers & Leaves Punch.
  • Adhere flower to pocket holder with Mini Glue Dots. Color Rhinetone Basic Jewels with Stampin’ Blends and adhere to center of flower.
  •  Place gift in pocket. *Could also hold a Ghirardelli chocolate.

I love to make my cards and gifts coordinate. Here’s a look at the coordinating cards.
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls In Color all occasion card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This card idea from Sam Donald (Pootles.co.uk) uses her million dollar sales achievement stamp set, Sentimental Swirls. I love a versatile stamp set and this one really hits the mark! The stamp set includes a variety of all-occasion greetings and a large swirly flourish that can be decorated with the included flowers, birds, butterflies, and leaves images. It coordinates with Flowers & Leaves Punch (that I used today) and the Strawberry Builder Punch (which can be used to punch the smaller flower).  Here’s a look at the stamp set.
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls Stamp Set
I used Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers, punched them out using the Flowers & Leaves Punch and adhered to the card with Mini Glue Dots. I colored the Rhinestone Basic Jewels with Stampin’ Blends to match.
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s a look at each set. Do you have a favorite?
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can view the complete list of products I used below.

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Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Pinwheel Tower Card and more for Ariane’s Birthday

Today is my daughter’s birthday! We were able to get together and enjoy an early celebration in Maine last month; however, I still wanted to send her a little something for her actual birthday. Her favorite color is purple so I pulled out the gorgeous Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and Fresh Freesia cardstock and had some fun creating a special fun fold card and Hershey nugget birthday cake.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea and Hershey nugget cake- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I saw several different pinwheel tower cards on Pinterest. I really liked the tip from Linda Heller to use DSP for the center tower (so it is not so heavy and bulky in the middle).  I was definitely inspired by her card but changed mine up to make a regular (A2 size) card.  I love how this card stands up and showcases the DSP on all four sides.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This card looks complicated but, trust me, it is really easy to make! I chose to use 4 different patterns of DSP, 2 floral and 2 gingham, to keep things simple. You could easily choose more patterns to mix and match.  I was going for a more traditional pinwheel look.  Here’s the details:

Card Measurements:

Column/Tower (Pansy Petals DSP): 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 scored @ 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″
Cardstock panels (Fresh Freesia) : 4 pieces 2 3/4 x 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper (Pansy Petals): 4 pieces 2 1/2 x 4, 4 pieces 1 1/2 x 4
(*Cut one size each of 4 different patterns – 2 floral, 2 gingham), cut pansy and leaves from DSP
Basic White: scrap pieces for sentiments
Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen: scraps to punch heart & die cut flower

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish DSP. Add adhesive to 1/4″ side and adhere to form tower.
  2. Adhere cardstock panels on each side of tower.
  3. Adhere DSP layers to cardstock.
  4. Add sentiments and embellishments to each side.

You can check out Linda Heller’s (Stampin School) video HERE.

I love the coordinated colors and different patterns in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper! You can use the Dies included with the bundle to cut the pansy flowers and leaves.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I chose 3 patterns to make the tiered “birthday cake” to send with her card.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Hershey Nugget birthday cake idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I cut 18 1″ x 3″ DSP strips to wrap the nuggets.  You need 5 for the top layer, 6 for the middle, and 7 for the bottom. To make each layer, adhere the nuggets to a 1 x 8 strip of cardstock using a strong adhesive (Tear & Tape or Stampin’ Seal +). For the top 2 layers trim off the access cardstock from the strip making sure to save enough to adhere the end piece to the first to form a circle. I used a bunch of Mini Glue Dots to adhere the nuggets to the die cut circles between each layer. *For the base I cut a circle from the heavy 12 x 12 white cardstock (in the DSP packs) and glued the Fresh Freesia cardstock circle to the top and bottom to cover the white. This makes it nice and sturdy to lift. I used more Mini Glue Dots to adhere the bow on top and ribbons down the side as well as the Loose Flower Flourishes. This “cake” was so much fun to make but almost looks too good to eat!

I thought it would be a nice surprise to send a little cash as I know she will be going out to eat with her friends from school.
Stampin' Up! Label Me Fancy Sweet Ice Cream Tag idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I adhered the plastic silverware together with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhered the money with Mini Glue Dots, and wrapped Fresh Freesia organza ribbon around it all and tied a bow.  The sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set was perfect for the tag. I was going to put this in the Ombre Gift Bag but really liked the look of it on top so I added a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the bag. Even though the Pinwheel Tower card fits in a regular envelope, I placed it inside the bag. I hope these little homemade gifts bring a smile on her special day!
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch birthday card and gift ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I included a list of the products I used below.

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Jeanie

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Ombre Gift Bags for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “2021-2023 New In-Colors.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Then, at the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Ombre Gift Bag ideas using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love the gorgeous new Ombre Gift Bags which come in each of the new 2021-2023 In Colors! You can use these for treat or gift bags. I decorated my bags using the Scalloped Contour Dies and Flowers of Friendship Bundle.Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Bundle -visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Flowers of Friendship Bundle includes the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and the Flowers & Leaves Punch. The flower imagery of the set mixes simplicity and elegance. It’s perfect for different coloring and stamping techniques. The punch includes flowers and leaf shapes that you can use as you please. Mix them together or layer them up to create a variety of flowers that will embellish any of your projects. You save 10% when your purchase the bundle. The Scalloped Contour Dies are my favorite new dies! (They are part of the Color & Contour Bundle or can be purchase separately.)
Stampin' Up! Scalloped Contour Dies - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The scalloped edge borders in this set range in size, allowing you to decorate a card front or create scalloped labels for your sentiments. They’re fun to layer too! I will be sharing more projects with these dies!

I’m sure you can figure out how I decorated these bags but here’s a few tips. I inked the flower image in Evening Evergreen then masked the flowers (you can use tape, or post it notes to cover the flowers) before stamping on Basic White.
Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship stamp set using the masking technique - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Next I cut it out using the Scalloped Contour Die. I used the Soft Succulent Blends to color in the leaves. Each of the flowers were stamped then punched with the Flowers & Leaves Punch. (*I cut my cardstock to 1 3/4″ strips to make it easier to slide in and punch without a lot of wasted cardstock.)

To add a little depth to the flowers I used my stylus to roll the center of the flower to curl the petals. You could also use a bone folder to curl the ends but for smaller flowers I find this technique easier without creasing the cardstock.

The flowers were adhered with a Mini Glue Dot and I added In Color Jewels to the center of each for a little bling. The In Color Ribbon adds the finishing touch! (This ribbon is gorgeous and so easy to work with to tie a bow without adding bulk!) I popped up the scalloped panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Here’s a look at each one.

Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Ombre Gift Bag idea with 2021-2023 In Colors - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Evening Evergreen
Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Ombre Gift Bag ideas using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Pale Papaya
Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Ombre Gift Bag ideas using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Polished Pink
Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Ombre Gift Bag ideas using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Soft Succulent
Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Ombre Gift Bag ideas using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Fresh Freesia

Which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you. You can view the list of products I used to create these below.

Previously I shared a “sweet” In Color card introducing the new colors as well as the 2021-2023 In Color comparisons and more. You can get all the inside “scoop” HERE.

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 June 9th with “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products.” Participants showcase at least one of their favorite product tips. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  3. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  6. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  11. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  21. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple

Have a great Day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie
Stampin' Up! Flowers of Friendship Ombre Gift Bag ideas using the 2021-2023 In Colors and Scalloped Contour Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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