Thank You Note Cards for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #44

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Happy Thursday!  I am excited to share this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Do you want to know why? Of course you do!  It’s because I designed this week’s challenge board and there’s a hidden message in the elements! Can you find it?  My previous challenge boards have been ABC boards but this time I thought I would change it up. Here’s this week’s challenge. I hope you will pick 3 and play!

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When I designed this challenge board I had no idea what I would create. I didn’t realize this was going to be the fastest and easiest challenge to do (In My Humble Opinion)! I created tic tac toe every way by using all 9 elements on my card!

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Its hard to imagine this clean & simple card used all 9 elements! Did you know Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Color Revamp has navy in the neutral color family? This card came together so fast I decided to make another and another and another and ending up making a little gift set.

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My husband often asks me to make him thank you cards and this set makes a great gift for the men in your life.

I used the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  The DSP measures 2 7/8 x 4 3/8 and is layered on a piece of 3 x 4 1/2 cardstock. The layered panel and the sentiment layer are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Here’s a look at the other 3 cards.

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUpI cut 1/2 strips of the DSP to make a matching envelope for each card.Stampin Up True Gentleman thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I  made the note card holder from a sheet of 12 x 12 DSP. There’s no cutting or adhesive needed!  Just score, fold, and tuck!

Diane Barnes posted a great tutorial how to make these.  You can download her instructions HERE. I adapted mine to hold more cards.  I followed her instructions except I scored it 2, 5 3/4, 6 1/4 and 10 on one side then turned and scored the other side at 2 1/2 and 8 1/4. It holds all 4 note cards and envelopes.

I love the True Gentleman Suite! I usually struggle with masculine cards but the Tailored Tag Punch and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper make it easy. The Navy Corduroy Ribbon is retiring but the punch will carry over. (*There is a beautiful new stamp set to go with it for both men and women in the new catty!)

Now that you see how easy it is to create using this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge Board, I hope you will create something to share.  You could be the next guest designer! Make sure you visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see what the other designers created this week!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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R is for Ribbon

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I love Ribbon and I like to add it to my cards and projects! I love the way Stampin’ Up! color coordinates everything! I’m a “everything has to match” type of person (with clothes as well as cards) and I love the special touch ribbon adds to a project. I shared previously my love for the organza ribbon.  You can view that post HERE. Today I am going to share some ribbon projects using the other new ribbons found in the Occasions catalog and share a cool tip for the Shimmer Ribbon found in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

In addition to the new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza ribbon which I shared previously, there are 3 more new ribbons in the Occasions catalog: Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, and Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon.

Here are some of the projects I’ve shared using these ribbons.  You can click on the image to see the original post.

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Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a few more ideas to add a touch of ribbon from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

In addition to the beautiful new ribbons  in the Occasions catalog, you can earn the gorgeous shimmery ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It’s FREE with a $50 purchase!  The Shimmer Ribbon Pack has 3 different rolls of ribbon: 1/4″ Basic Gray, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay, and 3/8″ Calypso Coral.

Something so cool that you can do with the Shimmer Ribbon is curl it! I found this tip in the Sale-A-Bration brochure on page 9:  To curl the shimmer ribbon, wrap it around a wood dowel and wet it; dry it with a Heat Tool, let it cool, and voila – curl!

What’s your favorite ribbon? Leave a comment below.

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Jeanie

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O is for Organza Ribbon

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 showcasing the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon found in the Occasions Catalog on page 23.  Stampin’ Up! used to carry Organza Ribbon and if you follow my blog, you know it was my absolute favorite ribbon. Do you know why? Well,  for starters it is classic; however, what makes it even better is that you can sponge it to be any color you want!!! My very first blog post on July 4, 2016 featured Organza ribbon that I colored to go with my party favors.  My second blog post was a Tuesday Tip on Ribbon Dying. You can Click HERE to view that post and see how easy it is to dye the organza ribbon. (I am happy to see my photography skills have improved since then.) I chose to keep my ribbon white for today’s Clean & Simple card. It is quick & easy to create and uses minimal supplies.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am thrilled we have Organza ribbon again! Today’s card is a remake of one I shared during my first alphabet series, ABC’s of Stampin’.  *If you are new to stamping, this is a great series which focuses on the basics of stamping. There’s lots of tips and tutorials showcasing our products and tools. Here’s the card that was my inspiration for today. You can click on the image to get the card measurements and details as well as find out all about the different adhesives and what to use for different projects.

Stampin Up Clean & Simple card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here are some more projects showing ways I’ve used organza ribbon in the past.  *Our new Organza ribbon is 1/4″ but you can still use it in the same ways shown!

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Petal Burst All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up Love You Lots Envelope Punch Board treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up GIft of Love Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here is a card my sister made when she was my guest stamper.  She dyed the ribbon Tranquil Tide to match her card. You can click on the image to see the original post.

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Here is a recent card I made using the new organza ribbon.  The ribbon helps keep my joy fold card closed.  A nifty little trick! You can click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin Up Lots of Lavender joy fold celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards today and can see all the different ways you can use the organza ribbon in your crafty projects.  You can purchase the products used to make today’s card from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below. The Celebrate Thinlits Die is one of the FREE products you can earn with a qualifying purchase through March 31st! I love word dies!

Have an Outstanding day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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D is for DSP

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today is all about one of my new favorite Designer Series Paper (aka DSP), The Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. You can get this paper pack for FREE with a qualifying order.  You get 12 sheets of 12 x 12 Spring-inspired paper with foil designs (3 each of 4 single-sided designs in Gold foil, Rose Gold foil. and Silver foil).

Stampin Up Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper - Free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order - Visit my blog www.juststampin.com -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have been enjoying some “coloring therapy” lately.  I love my Stampin’ Blends and used them to color the beautiful designs on the DSP.

Stampin Up Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Both of these cards showcase simple layouts that you can use again and again with different DSP and sentiments.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics stamp set and Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment on this card from Butterfly Basics.  It is so versatile and can be used for birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, Get Well, etc. I like the Powder Pink with the Rose Gold foil.  The DSP measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 and the layer is 1/8″more.  I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut and layer my stamped sentiment.  I colored the flower from the DSP using Old Olive and Pink Pirouette Blends.  I fussy cut it out and adhered with Stampin Dimensionals. Clean & Simple!

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My next card showcases the other two patterns from this DSP as well as my favorite dies from Sale-A-Bration, Celebrate You.

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper All Occasion Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is another clean & simple card design. It’s just 2 pieces of DSP ( 2 x 4) with a ribbon in the middle to cover the seam. (You could add a banner instead of the ribbon.)  I love the Celebrate word die as it can be used for many different occasions.  The silver foil die ties in with the foil in the DSP as well as the metallic ribbon. I added a couple of vellum punched leaves behind the sentiment.

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper All Occasion Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Pool Party Blends to color the leaves to tie in with the card base.

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper All Occasion Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s another version of this card. It could be for a wedding, shower, engagement, or anniversary. I added the die cut heart from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and a couple of metallic enamel hearts. Quick & easy!

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper Wedding or Anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Previously, I shared some cards I colored using the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (another favorite of mine!). Click HERE to view.

Here’s a peek at all the new Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.

It’s no secret that I love DSP! I actually did a whole alphabet series on DSP! Here are links to several posts I did that show how to cut 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 DSP to make the most use of your paper. *The first link takes you to my first alphabet series, ABC’s of Stampin’ (which is a great series for anyone new to stamping). It also shows how I organize my DSP.

D is for Designer Series Paper

B is for Blooms & Bliss DSP

D is for Dapper Denim DSP

O is for One Sheet Wonder with DSP

Y is for Shades of Yellow

If you want to view the whole alphabet series with DSP, go to categories and click ABC’s with DSP. It will start with Z and go backwards.  *If you want to start with A, go to archives and begin at October 3, 2016.

Here’s another look at today’s cards.  Do you have a favorite?

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Jeanie

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Celebrate True Gentleman

My sister and I have been playing around with the new designer series paper and we agree that True Gentleman Designer Series Paper is a keeper! The classic patterns are perfect for masculine cards.  Here’s a simple “formula” card we made using a piece of DSP and cutting it in half to showcase the designs on both sides.

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

We had so much fun creating this card! The card base is Night of Navy 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. The Very Vanilla layer measures 5 1/4 x 4.  I cut a piece of 5 x 3 3/4 DSP in half and adhered both pieces to the Very Vanilla. We used the Night of Navy curdoroy ribbon to cover the seam across the middle and tied a simple knot. (I was going for the look of a bow tie.)

Another keeper is the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  You will be able to get the celebrate die (along with 2 more dies included in the set) for FREE with a $100 purchase starting January 3rd! *The dies coordinate with the Amazing You Stamp Set (another Sale-A-Bration freebie) but can also be used alone as you can see with this card. I cut and layered 3 sentiments together and adhered it to a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock then fussy cut around the letters. Celebrate is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The inside of the card showcases another die from the set and some leftover DSP.

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card can be for a birthday, job promotion, or other event to celebrate! Be sure to check out the True Gentleman Suite on pages 44 & 45 in the Occasions Catalog and the Celebrate You Thinlits on page 17 in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  You are going to want to put both on your wish list! I get many requests for masculine card ideas. With the True Gentleman DSP and a simple card formula it will be quick & easy to create for the men in your life!

Here’s another look at the card with the coordinating envelope.

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You will be able to order the products used to create today’s card starting January 3rd. So go celebrate the last of 2017 today and get ready for some amazing new products in 2018!

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Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year (with lots of time to create)!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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