Sister Corda Blog Candy

Today is Sister Corda’s birthday.  It breaks my heart that she passed away 3 days ago. I had planned to share her birthday card today; however, I am going to share some blog candy in her honor instead. img_9443

If you know me or follow my blog, you have heard about Sister Corda. She was an amazing woman in so many ways! At 90 years old she was my oldest “Paper Pumpkin Player”, still made her delicious homemade candy to give to others, volunteered each week at the homeless shelter, helped out in my Pre K classroom, walked daily, and was completely devoted to her faith. She taught for many years and made a difference in so many lives! If you couldn’t remember something, you’d ask Sister Corda…she had a mind like a steel trap!

I had the pleasure of introducing Sister Corda to card making. I still remember the excitement and joy on her face when she made her first card. She continued to have just as much joy with each and every card she made.  She followed my blog daily (and would have something to say if I missed a day or two).  Often she would be waiting in my classroom in the morning with a list of items she needed or to show me something she created. Just recently she was so excited to start stamping her handmade Christmas cards and wanted a Wink of Stella brush.  I made this little bag (adapted from Pootles) to put it in to gift to her but never had the chance to give it to her before she went to the hospital.

Stampin Up Fresh Florals In Color gift bag idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

We all have people who come in and out of our lives and some make a difference. Sister Corda has been a huge blessing in my life! Leave me a comment with the name of someone who has been a blessing in your life.  I will choose a random winner to send this gift bag with the Wink of Stella.

Sister Corda also enjoyed my “Just Stamping Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go” kits and each month she would tell me to “put her on the list”.  In her honor I will be gifting one of my project kits each month.  Everyone who places an order for the kit will have their name in a drawing and one lucky recipient with receive “Sister Corda’s kit” for FREE. This month I am offering a special “Holiday Edition” of my monthly kit to go.  For details and ordering information click HERE. I will draw a winner prior to sending Paypal invoices (on the 26th) and let one lucky recipient know they are receiving their kit for FREE this month.

Sister Corda was truly an inspirational woman. She had such an impact on me and my family. My friend Paula said it best, “How lucky are we to have been blessed with the opportunity to witness complete devotion and love by a person who touched each of our hearts in a very personal way.”  Sister Corda would have been 91 years old today.  Here’s a few photos from her 90th birthday celebration at my home last year.

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Wishing you many blessings in life!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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K is for Kit…Be Merry

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series!  Today I am sharing a fun kit from the Holiday catalog… the Be Merry Kit. This all-inclusive kit has everything necessary to make 12 rosette ornaments (6 each of 2 designs). These are so festive and fun to make!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Look at everything that comes in the kit!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can hang them on your tree or wreath or use as gift tags or on packages.

I love the idea of putting them on gift bags and packages and then the recipient can hang on their tree! (I used a piece of washi tape to adhere the string inside the bag.  It’s easy to remove to hang the ornament.)

I added the circle tags to the back.  The Cheers to Years Stamp Set is great for making a tag for a bottle of wine or champagne and there are so many stamp sets that have to and from stamps (Labels to Love, Snowflake Sentiments, Tags & Trimmings…).

Check out this video to see how quick & easy these are to put together!

I had so much fun making these and love that I have a head start on tags/gifts! These would be great to give as a little gift to coworkers! Here’s a few close ups!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the Be Merry Kit used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the product images below. *Anyone who shops with me in October will receive one of these ornaments in their thank you kit.

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Many thanks to all who commented on yesterdays post.  I hope you will play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.  The winner of yesterday’s fun fold card is Mary Ann H. from NJ.  Mary Ann, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop the card in the mail to you.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Quick & Easy Box for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15

I needed a quick & easy box for a little gift. I admit I am often last minute but this was an unexpected special request for a little baby girl.  What could be more special than homemade?! This little gift box was simple to make using the Window Box Thinlits.Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge board to create this sweet gift box.

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I made Tic Tac Toe two ways: across the top and down the left side. I love how fun and easy it is to create by just choosing elements from the challenge boards each week! The floral squares are cut from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from Colorful Seasons inside the bottom of the box using the same color ink as the cardstock, Powder Pink.  It will be a nice surprise when they take the gift out.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

One of the things I love about these boxes is the versatility! You can easily reuse this box as a little nightlight by putting a battery tealight inside. Click HERE to see a video, photo tutorial with directions, and 4 more box ideas I made using these dies.

There’s still time to play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Challenges run from Thursday – Tuesday with winners announced on Wednesday.

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You can purchase the Window Box Thinlits and any of the other Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop.

Do you like making cards and 3D projects but don’t have everything you need?  Do you find you have limited time to craft and wish there was a way to make it quick & simple? Well, if you answered yes to either of these questions, I have just what you’re looking for…my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet” TO GO! Click HERE for more information.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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My Favorite Holiday for the PALS Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”.  Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Spooky Night gift idea using Clear Acetate box, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Every holiday is my favorite holiday! I decided to share a fun Halloween treat that is a great alternative to candy. So many kids nowadays have allergies so I thought this would be a different treat that also works as a fun game-to-go for the car. I love the acetate boxes in the holiday catalog and seem to be using them for more than just cards. (You can click HERE to see another project I made with these boxes.)

I used several different designs from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper for this project. There are so many fun patterns to choose from!

Stampin Up Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla

I adhered a 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 piece of DSP inside the acetate box with glue dots. I made the tic tac toe board on top with Pick A Pattern Washi Tape. The cute cat and jack-o-lantern erasers came from the Dollar Tree.

Stampin Up Spooky Night gift idea using Clear Acetate box, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut a 4 1/2 x 12 piece of DSP to make a belly band to wrap the gift. I cut and adhered (2) 1/2 x 12 strips of coordinating DSP to the top and bottom of the belly band and simply wrapped it around the box and adhered in the back. I cut circles in Very Vanilla and Black using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits. I punched the cat from the DSP using the cat punch. The jack-o-lantern is fussy cut from another piece of DSP. The bakers twine makes a nice cat collar and the Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon ties is all together for a nice presentation.

I adhered these to the circles cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits.

It’s easy to just slide the belly band off to open.  The game pieces store inside the acetate box and are ready to play wherever you go!

I adhered these to the circles cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits.

This Halloween treat will last a lot longer than candy! It is a simple and inexpensive little treat to give. You can easily adapt this for different holidays by simply changing the DSP and erasers.  It would make a great stocking gift for Christmas or use different colored hearts for Valentine’s Day for a “lovely” little gift. Think of the possibilities that could go “inside the box”.

Stampin Up Spooky Night gift idea using Clear Acetate box, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Papers: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Basic Black  Tools & Accessories: Acetate Card Box, Cat Punch, Stitches Shapes Framelits, Layering CIrcles Framelits, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape, Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday.  Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Back to School with Coffee Break Suite

Today is the day teachers go back to school. It’s going to be a long day!!!  I am not a coffee drinker; however, many of my coworkers are, including my assistant. I made this little welcome back gift for her.

Coffee Cup Sticky Notepad and matching pen made with Stampin Up Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. For directions and more visit www.juststampin.com

I know she will get a kick out of this coffee cup sticky notepad. We have lists for everything (and then we lose the lists)! I found the sticky notepad at Walmart. The idea came from fellow demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske (DOstamping with Dawn).

The “coffee rings” print from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice to decorate my little gift. (If you saw the paper “coaster” my assistant uses for her coffee cup you would agree! LOL) Here’s a look at the other patterns.

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper by Stampin Up. For inspiration and more visit www.juststampin.com
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I used Dawn’s measurements to cut the DSP then changed it up a bit to decorate mine. Cut a 3/4″ x 8″ strip of wood grain pattern DSP and adhere it to the center of 2″ x 8″ piece of “coffee rings” DSP.  Wrap the DSP around the coffee cup sticky notepad and adhere together in the back. Next, I wrapped my ribbon around and tie a bow.  The sentiment from Watercolor Wings is stamped in Early Espresso ink and cut out with a banner framelit. I used some Linen Thread to tie it to the ribbon. Quick & easy gift!

I cut a 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ piece of the coffee bean print DSP to line the R.S.V.P. pen  These pens are easy to take apart.  Just roll the DSP around the pen barrel and insert inside. Love how it makes a matching gift set!

Coffee Cup Sticky Notepad and matching pen made with Stampin Up Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. For directions and more visit www.juststampin.com

If you didn’t want to give a pen you could always add a treat instead.  I made another one and this time I added some coffee bean candy.  I was so excited to see the treat tubes in the Holiday catalog (on page 53)! These were in a former Paper Pumpkin kit and were a huge hit!!! I bought several refill kits and filled them with all kinds of goodies for Halloween, birthdays, Christmas, etc.  I can’t wait to start decorating and filling them again!

Coffee Cup Sticky Notepad and candy treat tube made with Stampin Up Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. For directions and more visit www.juststampin.com

Which one do you prefer…matching pen or treat tube?

Check out this video to see more ideas using products in the Coffee Break Suite.

You can save 10% by purchasing the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies in a bundle. It’s a great set to make cards and gifts for the coffee drinkers in your life.

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Here are some more ideas created by the Stampin’ Up! Design Team to inspire you.

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There’s also a new stamp set in the holiday catalog, Merry Cafe, that coordinates with the Coffee Cup Framelits! It will be available to order on Friday and it has some cool sentiments for fall and holidays!

You can purchase the products from the Coffee Break Suite in my online store now.  Click HERE to shop.

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Did you go on my Scavenger Hunt yet? Don’t forget to email me your responses for a chance to win some goodies from the new Holiday catalog! Click HERE for more information!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Treat from the Sea

Treat Box using the Stampin Up Popcorn Box Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. For directions and ordering visit my blog at www.juststampin.com

My daughter loves sea glass and really has an eye for finding these gems at the beach. She hit the jackpot this summer when we were in Massachusetts. (One day alone she found over 40 pieces!)

On our way home from Georgia we stopped at a Cracker Barrel for dinner. I am always on the lookout for different little candies and small gifts. This bag of candy caught my eye and I knew it would be the perfect little gift to send to my daughter.

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I love to make little bags or boxes for gifts and the gem print from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper was perfect for my sea glass candy. I used the Popcorn Box Thinlits to make my treat holder.

Treat Box using the Stampin Up Popcorn Box Thinlits, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. For directions and ordering visit my blog at www.juststampin.com

I cut the die out 4 times…2 from Soft Sky cardstock, and 2 from the DSP.  I adhered the DSP to the cardstock using the bold tip end of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue before adhering my box together. I made a bow using the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and cut the gem from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. Check out this video to see how to put the popcorn box together!

As you could see in the video, you can make so many different boxes for so many occasions using the dies in this set. These dies are so versatile and make it quick & easy to create fun projects!

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I’m off to the post office to send these little “gems” to Georgia.

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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With Love for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #12

Treat box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wood Crates Framelits, and Labels to Love Stamp Set. For details and more visit my blog, www.juststampin.com

I left a piece of my heart in Georgia earlier this week.  I am finally home after moving my daughter back to college, watching the eclipse, and dealing with 16 hours of traffic, construction, and several accidents on the drive home! I need some stamping therapy!

I made this little box for my daughter. I tucked it in with her stuff for her to find after we left.

Treat box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wood Crates Framelits, and Labels to Love Stamp Set. For details and more visit my blog, www.juststampin.com

I’ve made little boxes like this before. They can hold a Rocher chocolate or in this case, a big Hershey kiss! You can click HERE to see the previous post with the measurements and tutorial. I changed it up a bit this time and punched two holes at the top to thread the ribbon through to tie a bow. You could just as easily add a library clip or binder clip.

I chose elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge board.  I hope you will pick 3 and play!  I went down the left column: love, gold, die cut.

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The beautiful gold foil paper is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, the heart die cut is from the Wood Crate Framelits, and the sentiment is from the new Labels to Love Stamp Set (available Sept. 1).

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Stampin’ Up! Labels to Love Stamp Set

This stamp set coordinates with another new item in the Holiday Catalog, the Everyday Label Punch.  I love the versatility of this stamp set. You can make cards and treat holders for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentines, or any occasion (using the blank label)! I used the little “Made with Love” sentiment on my box.

Treat box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wood Crates Framelits, and Labels to Love Stamp Set. For details and more visit my blog, www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Labels to Love (avail. Sept. 1) Papers: Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil  Ink: VersaMark Tools & Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Wood Crate Framelits, 1/8″ Gold Ribbon, 1/8″ Hole Punch (retired), Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Please take some time and visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to check out what the design team and others created. I hope you will find some time to create and add your project to the line up!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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