Happiness Abounds for Ariane’s Birthday

I have had so much fun with my daughter’s birthday project this year! She turned 25 on Thursday and we have been celebrating every day since October 17th! Why October 17th? Because that marked 25 days til her 25th birthday and I gifted her with a birthday countdown filled with fun gifts.
Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness and Happiness Abounds fun fold Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
*The countdown boxes are from a Stampin’ Up! kit, Christmas Countdown Project Kit, that retired several years ago. I picked up a few when they went on Clearance. I love a good deal and really love how this turned out! I have to give a shout out to Terri Gaines for the awesome idea to use paper clips to attach the balloons to the boxes. This way my daughter can reuse the boxes after her birthday for desk supplies, jewelry, socks,… etc.

Can you guess my daughter’s favorite color? The beautiful floral pattern in the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper was perfect for this project! It coordinates with two of her favorite purples, Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape. Check out all the different patterns in Hues of Happiness.Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is one of my favorite designer series paper packs in the annual catalog! It is from the The Hues of Happiness Suite which was at the top of my list of My Favorite Things. I used the Happiness Abounds Bundle (included in this suite) to create her fun fold birthday card. (Special thanks to Tammy Beard for the tutorial!)
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds fun fold birthday card and tea light candle cake - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Check out the stamp set and dies in the Happiness Abounds Bundle!
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can mix and match the floral designs from the Designer Series Paper, the die set, and the stamp set to create all-occasion cards and more! I love the sentiments and fonts in this set and the dies are so versatile! I cut the flower and leaves on her card from the Designer Series Paper.
Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds fun fold birthday card - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love a beautiful presentation and one of my favorite things is to use a clear envelope for the card and adhere it on top of the gift. So simple!
Stampin' Up! clear envelopes and a handmade card make a great presentation on a wrapped gift. Visit juststampin.com for inspiration, tips, and more! Jeanie Stark Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
Here’s another version using a clear envelope attached to a plain gift bag. The card uses another pretty pattern from Hues of Happiness.

Here are a few past birthday projects I made for my daughter. (*Click on the image to view original post.)

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea and Hershey nugget cake- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy birthday card and acetate gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Broadway Bound 21st birthday gift card holder and mini pizza box game idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Even though we couldn’t be together for her birthday this year, we celebrated virtually as she opened her gifts each day! I looked forward to it as much as she did!
Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness and Happiness Abounds fun fold Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Have a great day!
Just Stampin’

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Great News…Stampin’ Up! is having a Seasonal Sale November 15-18!!! Select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

The following items from today’s birthday project will be on sale:

Happiness Abounds Stamp Set (15% off) Reg. $23.00 SALE $19.55
Blossoming Happiness Dies (20% off) Reg. $32.00 SALE $25.60 
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (20% off) Reg. $12.00 SALE $9.60

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects.

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Blossoming Happiness Dies

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K is for Kits

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Kits are great to give as gifts or buy for yourself to make your holidays stress free and easier than ever! Here’s a look at the new Christmas Countdown Project Kit.

This kit is amazing! It includes enough supplies to create 25 mini boxes, plus a sturdy outer box to hold them all. When my kids were little I always had a different handmade advent calendar with activities for each day. I love how these sturdy hand-crafted boxes can be used year after year for a great holiday tradition! You could fill the boxes with small treats or do what I did and put a note in each box with a special activity to do each day.  (We would be doing most of these things anyway but this made it something special to look forward to each day.) My kids were always so excited to get up and see what fun thing we were going to do that day. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  • read a Christmas story (I always had a new book for them to unwrap.)
  • pick out (or make) a new ornament for the tree
  • write a letter to Santa
  • visit Santa at the mall
  • go to the tree farm to pick out the tree
  • decorate the tree
  • choose an “angel” from the angel tree at church
  • shop for child/family in need
  • bake cookies
  • make Christmas tags
  • play Christmas music and wrap presents
  • watch a Christmas movie together (either a new one or family favorite)
  • go for a drive to look at the holiday lights
  • do a random act of kindness

Here’s a little secret from me to you….I would fill the box with blank notes and just write on it the night before.  Let’s face it, who wants to predict what will work two weeks from now?! Shhhh…don’t tell my kids I did that! LOL

Here’s a quick video showcasing the kit. (*You do not need the stamp set to complete this kit! IMO)

This would be a great early holiday gift to give to friends, family members, or teachers (Imagine the joy the kids in school could enjoy as they anticipate a fun fact or activity each day)!

You can get even more bang for your buck by turning the boxes around and decorate the other end to use for another countdown activity throughout the year….days til the end of the school year, family vacation, etc. Or use the boxes for storage of small items…embellishments in your craft room, jewelry, hair ties or bows in a child”s room, nuts & bolts in the workshop, paper clips, brads,etc. in the office…. The possibilities are endless!!!!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Countdown Project Kit alternative idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to add one or more of these kits to your shopping cart! If you are local to Hagerstown, Maryland and want to get together to make the Christmas Countdown Project Kit, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) for available class times.

I also offer monthly card kits. You can receive cards and projects in the mail cut and ready to stamp and assemble for quick & easy crafting ideas! This month I am offering a special “technique kit” to go. Do you want to learn how to make different cards like the one below using the Basic Patterns Decorative Masks? Sign up for my “Decorative Masks Kit To Go”  and you will receive the 4 NEW Decorative Masks (found in the Holiday catalog on page 35) along with a photo tutorial and kit to make 4 cards (using each of the different masks). You don’t want to miss out on these fun techniques! Order by Oct. 10th! Click HERE or on the card below for all the details.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What’s better than creating a handmade card? Sending it of course! That’s why Stampin’ Up! is excited to announce the first annual World Card Sending Week from Sunday, October 6 to Saturday, October 12. We’re setting a goal to send 50,000 cards that week! I would love your help in reaching our goal. I hope you will find some time to create this week. Then keep track of how many cards you send from Oct. 6 – 12.  On October 12th I will ask that you to leave a comment on my blog with how many cards you sent.  Let’s work together and send smiles across the world!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Paper Pumpkin Winter Wonders

Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits in October and November, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! Here’s the details about the Holiday Kits:

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

*The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

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