More Yankee Candle Box Ideas, FREE Shipping, and Year-End Closeouts!

Last week I shared 3 holiday gift box ideas using 12 x 12 DSP to hold a Yankee votive candle (or other gift/treat). Today I have some alternative ideas. The first uses cardstock to make the box. (*The directions are the same as the previous ones made with DSP. Click HERE for measurements, etc.)

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Yankee candle box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can add layers to the cardstock panels using any DSP.  The DSP panels measure 1 7/8 x 1 7/8. It’s a great alternative with the  6 x 6 DSP packs or when using patterned paper that is directional (like Toil Tidings shown below).

Stampin' Up! Toile Tidings Yankee Candle gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can close the box with clips, mini clothespins, mini library clips, ribbon, etc. Use what you have!

The Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are the perfect size to hold a Yankee votive candle as well.  You can create a holder for the candle using DSP to coordinate to put inside the box.  Then dress it up with some coordinating ribbon for a pretty presentation.

Stampin Up! Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like that you can see the candle in this version.  It’s great for craft shows or when you want the person to be able to choose their favorite scent or color. To make the holder, cut a piece of DSP that measures 3 x 3. Score on all 4 sides at 1/2″.  Use the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch to center and punch a circle from the middle. Slide the punch all the way up and make sure it is centered on either side, then punch.

Then cut the corner tabs and use a mini glue dot on each tab to secure the holder.

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper holders for votive candles - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Insert in the acetate box, put the candle in the holder, and wrap with ribbon. *Optional: Cut a 2 x 4 square from the same DSP, fold in half, and slide it in the box behind the candle holder. It makes it easy to distinguish the front from the back. It also allows you to add a stamped sentiment on the back of the box.

Stampin Up! Making Christmas Bright Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Perfectly Plaid Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are so quick & easy to make! They would be great table favors if you are hosting a dinner party. If you are traveling over the holidays pack a few for the housekeeper, etc. I love to leave little gifts for my cleaning ladies and always bring a little something when I go for a pedicure, haircut, massage, etc. I had fun using different stamps, punches, and ribbons to embellish. Here’s some of the other ones I made.

Stampin Up! Stitched Stars Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Making Christmas Bright Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Christmas Gleaming Clear Treat Box candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Christmas Gleaming Clear Treat Box candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a handy reference for color coordinating the Yankee Candle holiday scents with Stampin’ Up! cardstock. *If you don’t have a local Yankee Candle store near year, check out their website (often cheaper than Amazon!) for sales.  Here’s a link to a set of Christmas scents that are on sale!!!

Yankee Candle Holiday Scent / Stampin’ Up! Coordinating Color Cardstock

Red Apple Wreath – Real Red
Sparkling Cinnamon – Poppy Parade
Icy Blue Spruce – Pretty Peacock
Magical Frosted Forest – Shaded Spruce
Mistletoe – Mossy Meadow
Balsam & Cedar – Garden Green
Snow-Dusted Bayberry Leaf – Granny Apple Green
Alpine Mist – Soft Sea Foam or Mint Macaron
Evergreen Mist – Garden Green
Balsam & Clove – Gray Granite
Sparkling Snow – Very Vanilla
Holiday Lights – Wisteria Wonder (retired)
Warm Luxe Cashmere – Midnight Muse (retired)

Do you want to know what cardstock colors coordinate with the DSP packs? All DSP paper packs list the coordinating colors on the cardboard insert. You can also find them listed in the catalogs (under the photos of the DSP) or in my online store. Click HERE then click on the image to find what colors coordinate with your favorite Designer Series Papers.

Coming soon…. NEW DSP Swatch Books! This is the BEST reference and handy tool for when you are creating! I use mine all the time! All the coordinating cardstock colors are listed on the back to make it easy when creating! I will be offering DSP Swatch Books for the New 2020 Occasions Catalog (as well as Product Shares for all the new DSP, ribbons, and embellishments)! Let me know if you are interested! I only make a limited number of swatch books so get on the list now!!! More details to come!!!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Swatch Books - Order your new swatch books from - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to print FREE 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Color Coordinating Chart

Which is your favorite style Yankee candle box…DSP, cardstock, or clear?

Stampin Up! Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set and Designer Series Paper Box Idea for Yankee Candle votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Leave me a comment below and let me know your choice. You could be the next winner in my 12 Days of Giveaways!

The Day 4 winner is….Carol B. Congratulations Carol! I’ll be sending you a fun fold card kit with punched pine trees! Thanks to all who left comments!  I enjoyed reading your reasons for dies vs. punches! I agree with what so many of you said! Carol mentioned all ages can use punches and Marge noted how both punches and dies have a purpose! So true!

Here’s some more Good News….I am extending my FREE Shipping offer for one more day!  Would you like to know why? Stampin’ Up!’s YEAR-END CLOSEOUT begins today, December 3 (while supplies last), and you and can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. To take advantage of my Free Shipping offer, simply place your order of $50 or more through my online store before midnight (EST) on December 3rd. (Remember to use the host code if your order is under $150) *This offer is from me personally so you will pay shipping at checkout and I will send you a handmade card with a check to cover the shipping cost. (You’ll also receive my exclusive FREE Monthly Tutorials via email showcasing the Perfectly Plaid Bundle!) Happy Shopping & Saving!!! I appreciate your business!  

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

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  • YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS  December 3- January 2 (while supplies last).  Save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits.
  • The Delicata Metallic Inks and refills, the Moose punch and the Brightly Gleaming and Feels Like Frost paper packs are sold out of the Holiday mini catalog, and no longer available. Make sure you place your order for what you want as many of the seasonal offerings run out near the end!
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T is for Thanks

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! I think I send more thank you cards than anything else. Today’s card is for my friend Laura who lives in Virginia. I recently visited her and her two talented chickens! Have you heard there’s a new chick in town?! The adorable chicken on today’s card is from the stamp set Birds of a Feather (available Sept. 4th in the new Holiday Catalog). I knew it would be perfect for her!

Stampin' Up! Birds of a Feather Stamp set from the 2019 Holiday catalog - to order visit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You know my go to for thank you cards is the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes. They are the perfect size for a handwritten note.

Stampin' Up! Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card came together quick by using my favorite quick tools, Stampin’ Up! punches!  I used the 1″, 2″, and 2 1/4″ Circle Punches along with the Layering Circles Dies for the little scalloped layer on the sentiment.  The chicken was stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with the So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment comes from another new stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, To Every Season (available Sept. 4th).

Stampin Up TO Every Season Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog - for ideas and ordering visit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase this stamp set in a bundle with 4 coordinating punches (heart, leaf, snowflake, and bat). You SAVE 10% when you purchase the bundle! It’s so versatile and great for seasons and holidays year round!

How perfect is the DSP background?! It’s from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper!  I used it on the envelope too!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You Note Card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I found this t shirt at Cracker Barrel. Perfect thank you gift to go with the card! Laura loves her chickens and I think she will love this shirt!

Stampin Up Birds of A Feather Thank You note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Now you may be wondering about her “talented” chickens.  Here’s a video…

I hope this gave you a chuckle!

Coming Soon…Just Stampin’ Holiday Product Share Buffet

I will be offering my Just Stampin’ Holiday Product Share Buffet for all the new Suites, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, etc. just like I have in the past. Check back for the full menu so you can be first in line!

Did you place your order for my August Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet? Quantities are LIMITED! (I sold out last month!) Click HERE for all the details!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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