I is for Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m sharing a bundle from the Occasions catalog that includes the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I love punches and this adorable punch pack coordinates with the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. Here’s a look at the bundle.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle - For inspirational ideas and ordering visit my blog, www.juststampin.com -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fresh fruit!  We have several orchards nearby where you can pick your own apples in the fall as well as blueberries and strawberries in the spring. We also have a Peach Festival and other “fruit” events in the area so I knew I would get a lot of use out of this bundle. I found some smoothie mixes at the grocery store the other day and picked up a few for my my family and to give as little gifts. I made some fun “envelope cards” to hold the smoothie mixes.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle card ideas to hold treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s so easy to make any size envelope using the Envelope Punch Board!  All the directions are right on the board (for 66 different sizes) so you never have to worry about what size paper you need or where to punch and score. I started by measuring my smoothie mix package which measured 4 1/2 x 6.  I checked the EPB (Envelope Punch Board) to see what size paper I needed (8 1/2 x 8 1/2) and where to start to punch & score (3 3/4).

After I punched and scored all sides I was ready to embellish. The Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was perfect to go with my fruit smoothies. It is so easy to pick my cardstock colors from the DSP. I adhered my DSP to a layer of cardstock then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the envelope card. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits for the sentiment layers. I stamped the sentiment close to the bottom to leave room for my ribbon in the middle.  I stamped the fruit twice, once in each color, then punched them out with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punches. I wanted the add the leaf layer on top with a Glue Dot to give it a little dimension. I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow.  The ribbon keeps the envelope closed and just slides off to open. I added a stamped layer on the inside which is a hidden surprise under the smoothie mix.

This is a fun card to make even if you don’t have a drink mix to add.  I stamped and cut the sentiment “treat yourself” from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and attached that to the drink mix for an added touch.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card idea with a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My son has a birthday soon and he loves fresh pineapples. The smoothie mix calls for fresh fruit, water, and ice so I thought I would include a pineapple to go with it.  The tag was attached to the pineapple so rather than cut it off I made a tag to coordinate and adhered it on top.

I love making little gifts like this! The pineapple and card would be a nice welcome gift for a new neighbor or even a treat for Easter. Simply change the sentiment and you are good to go for any occasion.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card and tag idea to hold a treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter will be home for spring break soon and she loves strawberry smoothies! This little treat will be waiting for her.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle envelope card idea to hold a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The strawberries were fun to stamp and punch. I used both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stems. I love this gingham ribbon.  It is easy to work with and really makes the card pop! Here’a a photo showing the back of the envelope card.  You can see how the ribbon keeps the envelope closed.

Stampin Up custom envelope made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment is perfect for my daughter! This set would also make a great hostess gift, thank you, or just a special treat for a friend or coworker. Who wouldn’t enjoy fresh strawberries and a handmade card?!

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have one more treat to share with you today.  My sister recently moved to Virginia and she is going to visit this weekend.  My family refers to our home as the local Bed & Breakfast. (My husband is a great cook!) I always like to leave little pillow gifts for overnight guests so while I was punching strawberries I made this quick Ghirardelli treat holder for my sister.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle candy treat holder idea made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can whip this treat holder in no time at all!  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 designer series paper. Use the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at 2 inches on each side. Put your candy inside and tie close with ribbon and twine.  I used my circle punches to punch the layers for the sentiment and attached it to the ribbon with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Quick & easy!

I hope you like today’s projects. For more Envelope Punch Board ideas and a video click HERE.  Check out this video showcasing the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the Fruit Basket Bundle I used in today’s projects.

So which do you prefer: Ghirardelli chocolate, strawberry smoothie, or pineapple smoothie? I would love to hear from you! FYI…I prefer milk chocolate to dark and would rather eat fresh fruit rather than put it in a drink.

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Just Stampin’

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Paper Piecing Chickens

I have a dear friend, Laura, who has some chickens.  She turned her dog house into their coup and it is so funny how every night at dusk they go up the plank and to go to bed for the night.  When I saw the Hey, Chick Stamp Set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog I knew I would use it to make her birthday card. My inspiration for the technique on my card came from a chicken pin cushion a member of my downline made. You know how I love to make my cards coordinate so…paper piecing to the rescue!  Here’s my card.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick paper piercing birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

And here’s the fabric chicken Margie made.


I found some paper that looked like fabric from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (retired from the Holiday catalog) to do the paper piecing technique.  This technique is really not hard to do. You simply stamp your image twice…once on cardstock and once on the DSP.  I used Archival Black Ink to stamp my images. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position my chicken on top.

I wanted to add some dimension to my chickens so I used some Cherry Cobbler and Delightful Dijon ink and a blender pen to highlight and color on top of the DSP. I saw another demonstrator, Kathryn Ruddick, do this. It really makes it pop from the background.


Then I used my paper snips to cut out the chicken.  You don’t have to worry about fussy cutting around the legs or beak as they are already stamped on the cardstock.  Adhere on top of the cardstock image.

I used the Aqua Painter with a little Crumb Cake ink to wash along the bottom. I stamped my sentiment on Cherry Cobbler card stock with black ink.  I cut the tips off a toothpick for the sign and attached with glue dots and dimensionals. I decided I needed to stamp and cut out another wing to make it appear like the chicken was holding the sign.


I really like this technique. It was fun to do and I am happy with how it turned out.  I know you appreciate all the details so here’s the dimensions for this card..

Card base :Cherry Cobbler  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.

Layer 1: Whisper White 3 x 5

Layer 2: Cherry Cobbler 2 7/8 x 4 3/8

Stamped Layer: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4

The sentiment is cut out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.


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L is for Love

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Stampin’ Up! has lots of new products for sending cards to loved ones for Valentine’s Day, anniversary, and wedding. The Occasions catalog is filled with so many ideas to inspire us! Today I am showcasing two cards I made using products from the Falling in Love Suite.


I love everything in this suite…the soft muted colors in the designer series paper, the lace doilies, jewel embellishments, and especially the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  It can look like hearts or falling petals. The Lace Doilies are printed Very Vanilla on one side, white on the other. I love that versatility!  I was inspired by the anniversary card showcased on page 50 (and above) and couldn’t wait to make it in different colors.

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My niece is getting married next month and her wedding colors are navy, silver, and white. I used the Falling Petals Embossing Folder for the background on this card. I embossed the hearts on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy cardstock and added the lace doily, vellum, and ribbon before adhering it to the card base. I embossed the sentiment from the So in Love Stamp Set with silver embossing powder and cut it out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I used silver foil to cut the love from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I cut a piece of 2 1/4 x 6 Night of Navy cardstock to emboss with the hearts to make a matching envelope.

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My next card uses the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper for the background.

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The card base is Sahara Sand. Next is a layer of Very Vanilla which  measures 5 3/8 x 4 1/8.  The designer series paper from Falling in Love measures 4 x 5 1/4. I cut a circle from the layering circles framelits to place behind the very vanilla doily.  It gives it a different look. I like the tone on tone to highlight the sentiment banner and heart.

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the same sentiment from So in Love only this time I masked part of it so I would just have the word celebrate. I used the Bunch of Banner Framelits to cut out the sentiment and attached it with dimensionals.  I cut the heart from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits using silver foil and added the embellishment to tie in the silver and vanilla. I used the DSP to line the back of the envelope. I love the elegant look of this card.

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Preciously I shared a card and gift card holder I made using the So in Love Stamp Set and So Detailed Thinlits Dies. If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showing some different ideas using this stamp set and dies from the Falling in Love Suite.


Either of today’s cards could be used for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day…they are all days to celebrate love! Which one is your favorite?

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding or anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: So in Love  Ink: VersaMark  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Sahara San, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil, Vellum  Tools & Accessories: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Lace Doilies, Falling in Love Embellishments, Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Have a lovely day!

Just Stampin’




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