Kindness Rocks!

I love the beach!  We had a wonderful family vacation combing the beach, eating seafood, and just relaxing and chatting away as the waves crashed along the shore. (I think that was the best therapy for me!!!) As we walked along the beach path there was this “rock garden”.  It just made me smile as I read the weathered board and looked at all the different painted rocks.img_5208

How simple yet powerful! It hit me that this is something I could do with my students!  I go back to the doctor this week and I’m hoping to be cleared to go back to school. I would love to involve my Pre-K students in painting rocks and making a special Kindness Garden at school.  I teach my little ones that they can make a difference (even at 4 years old) and we role play ways to show kindness.  This would be something they could be involved in as well as the school community. I can just imagine the kids on their way home from school or church choosing a rock or adding one of their own to share. I’m excited!

The sentiment on my card today says it all.  A little kindness, whether it’s a card, a smile, or a painted rock can brighten someone’s day. I hope you are inspired to spread a little kindness today.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This simple card layout is one that would work with whatever Designer Series Paper and sentiments you have. I used the Abstract Impressions Stamp set with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits. The ribbon is wrapped around the DSP layer and tied with Linen Thread. The DSP is from the retired Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions Thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have another project to share with you that ties in with today’s theme.

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I bought some Chocolate “Rocks” at a gift shop and knew I could use them to make little gifts for my team members. The sentiment is just perfect!

The stamp set and punch are from the Darling Label Punch Box.  It includes a beautiful tin filled with crafting must-haves…a versatile 6-piece photopolymer stamp set, clear stamp block, 2 ink spots, and a matching punch.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment sharing an act of kindness…either something you did or something someone did for you. I will pick a random winner to receive some blog candy! I am blessed with many wonderful people in my life.  I strive to pay forward the kindness shown to me. An act of kindness that will forever stand out in my mind was a beautiful handmade prayer shawl I received in the mail after my dear friend, Sister Corda, passed away. It was from someone I had never met that reads my blog.  I was so touched and comforted by her gift and thoughtfulness. I can’t thank her enough! I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy in April and she is truly a wonderful and special person!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

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

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Jeanie

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Thank Goodness For A Friend Like You for TTTC #22

Stampin Up So Many Shells Thank You Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Get ready to play Tic Tac Toe because this week’s board by Corinne Blake is one of my favorites with simple and fun choices!!!

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I used all 9 elements on my card which made tic tac toe all 8 ways!!

Stampin Up So Many Shells Thank You Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It is so much fun and easy to create when you pick 3 in a row and play! Each week I gather the different elements from the board so they are in front of me. This week I started by grabbing my circle framelits and black cardstock then looked through my swatch books for DSP with black and/or stripes. (I found both!) The floral design from Whole Lot of Lovely certainly checked off the box for “vibrant”.  Then I chose a color from the DSP to use for my “layer” and “ribbon”. I knew it would be easy to add a heat embossed thank you sentiment for a friend and by cutting it out with a circle die that checked off 5 elements…circle, black, thank you, friend, heat embossed. How easy is that?!!!  Trust me, having the items in front of you will get those creative juices flowing…you will see things that go together. Just start creating! All I had left to do was a simple layout to put it all together. (*I keep sketches of simple layouts as well as cards I’ve made or received with layouts I like to use as inspiration for future designs. This layout is clean & simple and could easily be used with many different papers and take on a totally different look and feel.  I know I will be using it again!) I hope you will give it a try and play along. For more inspiration click HERE to see what the other designers created this week. I would love for you to add your creation to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Here’s the measurements for today’s card:

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Basic Black)

Layer 1:  5 1/2 x 2 1/4 (Striped DSP)

Layer 2:  4 3/4 x 3 1/2 (Pear Pizzazz)

Layer 3:  4 1/2 x 3 1/4 (Floral DSP)

Layer 4: Stitched Shapes Circle Die

Stampin Up So Many Shells Thank You Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Jeanie

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