No Tricks, Just Treats!

Happy Halloween!  It’s dress up day at school and every year I make my own costume (usually something to go with a story my students like).  This year I changed it up a little as my 4 year old students have been having all kinds of fun with dominoes… counting, matching, and practicing some beginning addition skills. I thought I’d surprise them with my costume and some fun treats.


My costume was super easy to pull together with the help of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  They work great for adhering dies and also stick to fun foam cut with the Circle Framelits. I adhered the adhesive sheet to the foam then ran it through the Big Shot to cut out my circles. Then it was just peel & stick!  Great for a quick & easy last minute costume!  The candy treats were just as easy (especially when you get your students to punch the circles with a hole punch during Center Time the day before….great activity for fine motor skill development!!!) I cut Basic Black cardstock and wrapped it around mini Hershey candy bars and adhered with Fast Fuse on the back.  Then I added the circles with Glue Dots for some quick & easy treats that tie in a little math skills too! These candy treats are great for older kids too as you could have them practice their multiplication skills. Here’s a fun & educational book for kids.  It’s available at Amazon and would be a great gift idea for Christmas along with the game. We played Dominoes with our kids every night after dinner for years! Fun family time!

dominoe book

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free! DSP promotion.  I shared two of my favorite paper packs from this promotion with you the last couple of days (Christmas Around the World and Delightful Daisy). Today I am going to share a few projects using two more of my favorites, Painted Autumn and Whole Lot of Lovely. You can click on any of the images to see the original post with directions.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For inspiration, ordering, and more visit
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For inspirationa nd ordering visit
Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Simple card made with Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous birthday card idea using Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What’s your favorite Designer Series Paper pack? To see all of the papers in this promotion, please click HERE or on the image below.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin


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A Treat And A Tip For Your Tuesday

Yesterday I promised to share with you a treat holder I made for my customers who shopped with me in April. I enjoy sending my card kits and little gifts to thank everyone who shops with me. I truly appreciate each and every order and hope this brightens their day.


Did you know Ghirardelli made strawberry filled chocolates? When I saw these I knew I could use the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to make a fun treat holder for them.  This origami fold has been around forever! (I remember making these when I was in school to use as a drinking cup.)  Today I have a quick tip to help you line up the folds in record time!

grid paper

The Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper (#130148) is an often overlooked “tool” in the catalog. I love it and use it all the time! (One day I will do a post about all the ways I use it!)   Let’s get to how I used it to make this project quick & easy! I started with a piece of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Fold it in half to make a triangle then line it up along the grid paper.

Take the point at the bottom and fold it across to line up at 2 1/2″ on the opposite side. Fold and crease with your bone folder.  Do the same for the other end…cross over and line up at 2 1/2″.  The grid lines make it fast and easy to get the perfect size without having to measure and mark with a pencil.

Then you just fold down the flap at the top and you’re done.  No adhesive necessary.

img_2033 I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I cut the sentiment and Red Glimmer paper with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


How would you like to receive one of these in your mailbox?  Last week Chris R. sent me an adorable treat holder, the cutest little card, and some yummy chocolate tulips from her home town.

They have a Tulip Festival every year and she sent me these yummy chocolates. She was so sweet to share with me so I thought I would “pay it forward” and send my strawberry treat to one of you along with some 6 x 6 paper so you can make some of your own.  Let’s have some fun!  I shared that I will be starting a new alphabet series this week…What do you think is the “theme” of my new alphabet series?  Leave me a comment with your guess by noon on Wednesday (EST) and I will announce the winner (the first person who comments with the correct answer) on Thursday.

FYI…the series will debut on Thursday. Wednesday I will be participating in the PALS Blog Hop…you’ll want to check back for that… Lots of great ideas and inspiration from many talented team members!!!

This new alphabet series will be my fourth in the ABC series.  You can easily access any of the past series by clicking on the drop down menu under Categories. My first series, ABC’s of Stampin’, is great for new stampers as well as experienced stampers. It has lots of information on the basics of stamping as well as helpful tips for using a variety of stamping tools. It’s also a great refresher course. I am always learning new techniques and ideas from my fellow demonstrators and stampers and love to share them with you.

Next came the ABC’s with DSP.  You know how I love my Designer Series Paper! That series showcased different ways to cut your paper to make the most out of it with little waste. I love it when I can use every last scrap!  I am still so disappointed that the 12 x 12 DSP Paper Stacks are retiring.  I know it could get a bit pricey if you bought all 6 stacks but many demonstrators (myself included) offer Paper Shares to help you get a sample of them all without breaking the bank. I have only offered paper shares to my local customers in the past but am willing to consider shipping if that is something you are interested in when the new catalog debuts June 1st.  I am hoping Stampin’ Up! will consider bringing back the paper stacks for the different color families, perhaps in 6 x 6 stacks to make it more affordable. Luckily, we will have some great new paper packs and fun color combinations available to work with when the new catalog debuts.  FYI…the In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks are still available for both 2015 – 2017 and 2016 – 2018 colors.  Unfortunately, the Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles have already sold out. Also, the current Designer Series Paper packs will be retiring the end of May and are only available while supplies last.  Many are still available at some great sale prices!  (See below for the retiring list of DSP. ) The Fruit Stand DSP used on today’s project is on sale for $8.80 (20% Savings).

My most recent alphabet series, ABC’s with the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs, focused on the new products in these catalogs. Boy did we have some fun new and different dies, embossing folders, and gorgeous fonts in some of the stamp sets! Many of these items are retiring to make room for new ones so I hope you got what you wanted.  If not, there is a very good chance it’s on sale.  Many retiring items are discounted up to 50% off! Stamp sets are available until May 22nd and then they too will be available “while supplies last”. You can click on the links below to see what is retiring and what’s still available.  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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There’s A New Chick In Town!

We had lots of fun with the chicken stamps from Sale-A-Bration.  Well, at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event last weekend, demonstrators got to see and play with some new products that will be coming out in the annual catalog in June.  Today I am going to share a sneak peek at one of those items, Wood Crate Framelits.  You can make fun packaging for small treats, gifts, and 3 x 3 cards.  I filled my crate with some chocolate chicks. YUM!img_1278

I thought this die made a cute chicken coup.  It was cut from the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (which will also be available in the new annual catalog). I can see using this new die to make lots of fun 3D Projects.

This idea was on one of the display boards at the event. Love it!


This die has what I always look for…versatility! I love to make 3D projects and this one will be great for gift giving!  My little “Chicken Coup” is going to my friend who raises chickens.  We are getting together next week to go to the beach for a few days. I can’t wait!


Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’