Shine A Light On Peace for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines”. Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I live in Maryland not far from the Antietam National Battlefield. One of our family traditions is to visit the battlefield the first weekend in December for their Annual Memorial Illumination. It is the largest memorial illumination in all of North America and this year marked their 30th anniversary. Each luminary (over 23,000) represents a soldier’s sacrifice during the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War. (I’m a bit of a history buff.) There are no words adequate to describe the event…to see these hallowed grounds lit up is unbelievably surreal!

Antietam National Battlefield

I was inspired by my recent visit to create this set of luminaries.

Stampin Up Large Letter Framelits Peace Luminaries for Christmas Home decor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are simple to make. For each one I cut a 5 x 8 1/4 piece of Garden Green cardstock and scored each at 2, 4, 6, and 8. I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (available Jan. 3rd in the Occasions Catalog) to cut the shape out for my light to shine through. I was so excited when I saw these dies in the new catalog! You get 13 different sizes which feature stitching inside and outside the frame! How cool is that?!

Stampin Up Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut my vellum at 1 7/8 x 3 1/2 and adhered it to the back with glue dots. I cut the letters from the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper using the Large Letter Framelits and adhered these to the vellum. I used Tear & Tape along the 1/4 edge to secure together.

A battery operated tealight fits inside for a nice glow. I added some Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon to tie it together for that “sparkle and shine”.

Stampin Up Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and Large Letter Framelits Peace Luminaries for Christmas Home decor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can make these to give as a gift or decorate your mantle or bookcase. These make the perfect night lite for a child’s bedroom (you could spell out the child’s name) or any room (use any die).

Here’s a few more photos of the Illumination.

I am thankful for our men and women in the Armed Forces throughout the world.  My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives, so the world may someday enjoy world peace.

Stampin Up Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and Large Letter Framelits Peace Luminaries for Christmas Home decor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ ***You are HERE.
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

Have a peaceful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Products used to create Peace Luminaries:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

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Cut & Ready Card Bases Available Now – Quantities Are Limited!

Cut & Ready Card Bases - Limited Quantities - Jeanie Stark www.juststampin.com StampinUp

Create a stack of cards in no time with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!! Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities (to see how they sell). These cut and ready card base packs are perfect for making multiples, like holiday cards, party invitations and more. Each base is cut to 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4.”  *Please note: The card base packs are retired colors and available while supplies last.

Stampin Up Cut & Ready Card Bases- Quantities Limited! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to view/print the flyer. Add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

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*Note – even though the Holiday Catalog bundles are retiring, not all stamps and dies in  the bundles are necessarily retiring; however, they will no longer be offered at the bundle pricing in the new catalog.  Save 10% now on Merry Christmas to All, Making Christmas Bright, Dashing Deer, Winter Woods, and First Frost.

Sending a Little Love

Yesterday I shared a treat box I made for my daughter using the Popcorn Thinlits Dies. You can see that post HERE.  I made this quick & easy 3 x 3 note card to go with it.

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit www.juststampin.com

I used the same print from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper pack for my card.  The DSP is a 2 1/2″ square and the Lemon Lime Twist layer is just 1/8″ larger. The card base is Soft Sky cut at 3 x 6 and scored at 3″.  The “love” die is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut it out with fun foam and Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered the two together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to make it pop. (My daughter loves the glimmer paper!)

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit www.juststampin.com

I stamped the inside sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink. I love the fonts and sentiments included in this set! (You can click on the highlighted stamp name above to view the stamp set.)

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit www.juststampin.com

Did you notice the envelope in the photo? I love to decorate my envelopes to match! A little DSP on the flap does the trick!

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit www.juststampin.com

I have great news… Stampin’ Up! brought back the mini envelopes for the 3 x 3 note cards! I like to enclose these in gifts I give. They are also great for little inspirational notes or quotes to have on hand and give to people that might need a little pick me up. These Whisper White 3 x 3 envelopes will be available in the new catalog starting Friday, Sept. 1. If you shopped with me in the last 6 months you should be receiving your catalog this week (if  you haven’t received it already).  Enjoy browsing and get ready to play along with some fun interaction on my blog next week! Here’s a look at the card and treat box.

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card and treat holder using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Popcorn Box Thinlits, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Ribbon of Courage (inside sentiment) Papers: Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper Ink: Night of Navy (inside card) Tools & Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Popcorn Box Thinlits, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots

You can purchase the products used to make this project in my online store.  Click HERE to shop.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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