More Extravaganza Inspiration & FREE Goodie Bag!

Let’s face it…we all love a good deal!  I do most of my shopping online (I hate traffic and long lines!).  Stampin’ Up! is offering great deals during the Online Extravaganza going on now through November 26th. To add to these great deals I am offering a FREE goodie bag to anyone who places an online order with me today through Monday, November 27th.  It’s my Black Friday through Cyber Monday special! Happy Shopping!!!

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Some of my favorite items are on sale!  *Click on any image to see the orginal post.

Price: $9.00 SALE $7.20



Stampin Up Fourth of July Flag card made with Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder and Ruffled 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. See more card & gift ideas @


*The Confetti Embossing Folder shown below is still available in the Clearance Rack.


Price: $30.00 SALE $27.00
*DSP shown will be included in your goodie bag with the purchase of these dies!


Price: $31.00 SALE $27.90


Stampin Up Fun fold card with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas, directions, and inspiration, visit my blog at

For more inspiration using online extravaganza sale items click HERE and HERE.

Have a wonderful Day!

Just Stampin’


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Happy Birthday Claire!

Claire’s 10th birthday was sprinkled with fun!  I made her this shaker card using her favorite colors.


Stamp Sets: Number of Years, Milestone Moments, Cool Treats (inside sentiment)  Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum  Papers: Whisper White, Tempting Turquiose  Tools & Embellishments: Large Numbers Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder (retired), Sprinkles Punch (retired), Layering Ovals Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Sequins, Foam Adhesive Strips

The sentiment from the Cool Treats Stamp Set was perfect for her party theme!  I think she really liked it!

Claire loves her Paper Pumpkin kits so much she asked me to do a Paper Pumpkin birthday party for her friends. What fun! The May kit, Sprinkled with Love, was the perfect theme for a Donut Shoppe birthday party!


Claire and each of her friends had so much fun making the 3 different cards included in the kit. They did a great job!


The teacher in me gave them summer journals/back to school notebooks and they had so much fun coloring them. I found cute packs of colored pencils at the craft store.  I used the new Crafting Forever stamp set to stamp this fun sentiment on an Avery Label and punched it out using the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch. Just peel and stick for quick & easy party favors! I also made each of them monogrammed kits for their embellishments using the Large Letters Framelits.

They loved their notebooks and couldn’t wait to start coloring them.  It was cute to listen to what subject they were planning to use it for next school year. (I had Claire and some her friends in my Pre-K class when they were 4.) It was so much fun to spend the day with them!


How adorable is this giant donut birthday cake made by Claire’s Aunt Cathy!


If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, Stampin’ Up! has a great offer for your first 3 months.  Come give it a try! You can check out the details below.

SAVE!!! Get 25% off your first 3 months of Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin Creativity promo

Stampin’ Up! has a new promotion for first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers…You can SAVE 25% on your first three months!  Paper Pumpkin is great for all ages and all levels of stampers from beginners to advanced. (My subscribers range in age from 9 – 90!)

Here are the details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join between Thursday May, 11 and Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT) .
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at to subscribe.
  • Keep in mind that unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after the first three discounted months.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun fold for my ABC’s with Fun Folds series!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Hip Hip Hooray…It’s A Happy Day!

My daughter is home for the summer! Her first year of college went by fast! The last three days have been rough but, thanks to my wonderful husband who drove 24 hours through torrential downpours, everyone is happy to be home safe and sound (and drying out)! I had a few of her favorite things waiting for her when she arrived.


There were fresh flowers in her bedroom along with a little gift wrapped in her favorite colors. I like to decorate the bags to go with gifts.  In this particular case I also wanted to cover up the design that was on the bag. I enjoy recycling bags and this one was especially fun!  I attached a slide out tag right on the bag.


This is a fun way to give a gift and card. I used many retiring items to make today’s project.  The good news is they are still available and on sale from 30% – 50% off!! I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it using the Confetti Embossing Folder (on sale for 50% off while supplies last).  I adhered it to the front of the bag and added 1/4″ strips of silver foil. I love the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and was sad to see it on the retirement list.  I cut the thinlit from a piece of Wisteria Wonder (my daughter’s favorite color).  The thinlit is intended to be used on the inside of a card to pop up when opened so it doesn’t cut out completely.  I just used my paper snips to cut the sides.

I cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock to layer behind and used the Project Life Corner Rounder to round the corners. I attached it with glue dots then popped it up with foam adhesive strips along 3 sides. Leave the end open for the tag to slide in and out.



I embossed the pull out tag with the Confetti Embossing Folder before stamping the sentiment from the Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set.  I stapled a piece of Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon to use to pull the tag. It slides in and out easily!

Think of all the different sentiments you could use on this tag to go with this die cut…It works for graduation, birthday, promotion, sporting events, etc.  I added some organza ribbon and silver sequin trim to the bag to finish it off! (Both of these items are retiring.) Do you wonder what was inside the bag?  A candle in her favorite scent…lilac.  I added some ribbon the the jar and stamped the perfect banner to attach to the jar.


Here’a few photos of my daughter opening her gift.

I hope I have inspired you to reuse those gift bags.  There’s so many ways to just add paper and get a whole new look.  One of my favorite quick & easy ways is to adhere a clear envelope to the bag and slide your card right in the sleeve.  You can purchase the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Retiring items are available while supplies last.


Stamp Set: Perfectly Wrapped  Ink: Bermuda Bay  Paper: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Silver Foil  Tools & Accessories: Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Confetti Embossing Folder, Organza Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon, Silver Sequin Trim, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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**MAY SPECIAL: Anyone who purchases the  Eastern Palace Premier Bundle  from my online store will receive the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon (to complete the cards I posted  HERE). Please use the current host code when placing your online order. The ribbon will be shipped directly from me (not with your order from Stampin’ Up!) and will be in addition to my thank you card kit.

Eastern Palace early release

 Eastern Palace Premier Bundle ($103.50) Item # 147207

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Includes the following:
*Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
*Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
*Mini Tassels Assortment
*Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
*Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)
*Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
*Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (FREE!)
*Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (FREE!)



Cool Treats

Stampin Up Cool Treats Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today’s gift card holder is made using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits and the Cool Treats Bundle. I find most teenagers hard to buy for.  They usually just want/need money.  I prefer to give a gift certificate or gift card and enjoy making fun cards to go with them.  After a ballgame the kids like to go to the local Friendly’s for a bite to eat and/or ice cream.  I chose the colors for my card from the gift card and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Cool Treats Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

People often ask me how I choose my color combinations.  I get inspiration everywhere…clothes, bedding, home decor, catalogs, and even gift cards.  When I looked at this gift card, Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach popped out at me.  I pulled out cardstock in those 2 colors to start and made my gift card holder with a piece of 6 x 6 Peekaboo Peach.

Then I needed a belly band so I flipped through my designer series paper swatches (which I purchase from my upline, Susan Itell at  I keep them in a basket in my craft area and refer to them all the time!!


I thought the sprinkles pattern from the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper would be perfect for this card.  The belly band measures 1 1/4 x 9.  I wrapped it loosely around the gift card holder and secured it with Fast Fuse adhesive.  (You want to make sure you have room for the gift card and can move it easily on and off.)


Next, I chose colors from the DSP to cut my ice cream scoops using the Frozen Treats Framelits. I cut the dish from another piece of DSP and popped it all up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a Whisper White circle I cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.

Stampin Up Cool Treats Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My projects seem to evolve as I work. I decided to emboss the inside of the card holder using the Confetti Embossing Folder to tie in the sentiment I wanted to use and the sprinkles on the DSP. My Whisper White measures 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  I layered it on a piece of 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 Watermelon Wonder and adhered it to the inside of the card.


I hope today’s project inspires you to look for inspiration all around you.  I often sit down with an idea of what I want to make and half the time the project I end up with isn’t at all what I originally planned.  Don’t be afraid to use what you have and let your project evolve as you go.  I’m usually happy with the end result and the recipient doesn’t know I didn’t make what I originally planned.


Stamp Set: Cool Treats  Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, White Craft  Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits (retiring), Frozen Treats Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder (retiring), Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Confetti Embossing Folder and the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits are retiring. They are available While Supplies Last! I use both of these a lot!!! Also, the Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits will be in the new annual catalog; however, they will no longer be offered as a bundle. So… if you want to save an extra 10% you need to buy the bundle now before it’s too late!

*All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!). Please use the current host code when placing your online order.

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Click HERE to shop.   *The Clearance Rack was updated yesterday with lots of great deals up to 60% off!!!

I hope you will check back tomorrow for more inspiration. I will be sharing swap cards I received showcasing the Cool Treats Bundle.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Click HERE to view/print the Retiring Products List (PDF).

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Saying Good-Bye…Part 1

It’s hard to say good-bye to some of my favorite items from the current catalogs.  Here’s a list of 5 of my favorite (non stamp) items that are on the retiring list…

  1. The Designer Series Paper Stacks

This was probably the biggest shock to me!  I love the DSP in the In Colors and different color families (Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles).  While I never mind when they change up the designs, I can not believe they are being retired.  I use these all the time (decorating envelope flaps, making bags and 3 D projects, card fronts, etc.)! As of today, the Brights, Neutrals, and In Color DSP Stacks are still available.  Get them while you can!

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Here’s a set of cards I made using the In Color DSP.  Click on the image to see the original post.


Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love set of Thank You cards

Embossing Folders

I love embossing folders.  You get a big bang for your buck with these (even before the discounted price)! They make it quick and easy to add depth and texture to your projects. Two of my favorites are retiring with big savings!

2.  Floral Affection Embossing Folder   SAVE 30%

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Here’s a few cards I’e made using these embossing folders.  Click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold card using Floral Affection Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up! Floral Affection note cards
Stampin’ Up! 50th Birthday card using Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Large Numbers Framelits, and Number of Years Stamp set.

3.  Confetti Embossing Folder    SAVE 50%

This is a fun birthday or celebration folder to use.  So quick & easy!!

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Here’s two cards I’ve made using these embossing folders. (I’ve made many more!!) Click on the image to see the original post.





Two of my favorite flower punches are retiring.  I love how quick & easy it is to punch and layer these flowers. What a deal! Check out these discounted prices!

4. Petite Petals Punch   SAVE 30%

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5.  Blossom Bunch Punch   SAVE 50%

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Here’s a few projects I’ve made using these punches.  Click on the image to see the original post.

Stampin’ Up! Stylized Birthday card with Petite Petals Punch
Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold Birthday Card using Blossom Bunch Punch and Stylized Birthday
Stampin’ Up! Free Standing In Color Calendar Cards using Blossom Bunch Punch 

Click on the banners  below to see what else is retiring or Click HERE to view/print the Retiring Products List (PDF).

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*All orders placed through my online store are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts (card kits and more!).  Click HERE to shop. Please use the current host code below.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’




Let’s Celebrate

I had an amazing fun filled weekend at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Richmond, Virginia! I will be sharing sneak peeks with you just as soon as I can. (Check back this afternoon for a sneak peek at this month’s Paper Pumpkin!)

What I can share with you is the card I made for the card swap. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators love to share cards and projects to inspire you and each other.  Here are the cards I made.


I love to make fun fold cards!  This one is a free standing triple panel card and not only is it really quite easy to make, it’s also useful for many different occasions…birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, new baby, or any event you want to celebrate.  I made 50 of these (the day before I left). When I make multiple cards I do it assembly line style. I cut everything, then score, emboss, stamp, and finally assemble. Most of the time I use the Stampin’ Trimmer to score my cards. However, for this project I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and quickly scored 26 pieces of cardstock.


My cardstock measures 8 1/4 x 11.  With the 8 1/4″ length across the top, I scored it at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 6, and 7.  ThenI  cut it in half to make 2 pieces measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/4.  I folded the sides back and forth along the score lines to create the panels then I embossed the ends using the Confetti Embossing Folder. I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (and the Precision Base Plate) to cut the center panel from a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of whisper white. I stamped the sentiment and banner from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set using Night of Navy ink. (The photopolymer stamps make it so easy to see exactly where you are stamping.) I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch the balloons from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack as well as Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I attached the balloons using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered the center piece to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used a glue dot to attach the bow.  (I wish I had a picture of me making the bows and attaching the Stampin’ Dimensionals in the back seat of the car during the drive to Richmond Friday afternoon. Nothing like last minute! LOL)


Here’s a look at the finished projects.  Which color do you prefer?


Melon Mambo with Night of Navy


Bermuda Bay with Night of Navy

The cards fold flat and fit in a standard envelope.  I packaged each in a clear envelope for swapping.




Stamp Set: Balloon Adventure  Ink: Night of Navy Papers: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot, Confetti Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

*UPDATE: The Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies I used on this card is retiring and is now 50% off while supplies last! Click HERE to add this to your shopping cart before they sell out!

Balloon Pop Up thinlits dies

I had so much fun celebrating all weekend…driving down and back with team members, dinner Friday and Saturday nights with several other PALS, prizes, inspiration, make & takes, training, and other events all day Saturday, and more! Here’s a photo of some us having dinner Friday night at Tarrant’s Cafe in Richmond.


Deb Echelmeyer, Me, Nancy Gleason, Vikki Byers and her hubby, Bridget Trefethen, and Ramsey Alexander.


I will continue to share the celebration, card swaps, and new product sneak peeks with you all week long.  I hope you will check back and join the celebration. Would you like to receive one of my swap cards? Just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner using

If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator. Click HERE to shop my online store.  *FYI…The Retiring List comes out today! Many items will sell out fast. Don’t miss out!  Also, today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get the April kit.  I will post a sneak peek later today…trust me…you want to Sign Up NOW!!!

Click to SHOP PAPER PUMPKIN from my online store.  You will get an email with a subscription code.  *Make sure you click below to sign up and enter the code.

Click HERE to sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Paper Pumpkin with Sara

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Let’s Celebrate!

Today is my 200th blog post! It has been so much fun sharing with you!!! The idea to start this blog was my daughter’s brainstorm as a way to keep me busy (so I wouldn’t miss her) while she was away at college. Your comments have not only inspired me but helped me embrace this transition in life. I love creating and sharing with others and I have met so many wonderful people through this journey. Thank you for being my cyber friends!!

Let’s celebrate!  As promised, I am giving away some blog candy! Leave me a comment letting me know something you like about my blog or something you would like to see in future blog posts. I am always learning and trying new things and I will do my best to continue to help and inspire you.

Here’s what I’m giving away:

  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • So Very Much Stamp Set
  • A handmade card from me

Deadline for blog candy comments is Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 PM (EST).  (Now why did I pick 2:00???) I’ll choose a random comment and announce the winner on Thursday. *Note:  I can only ship within the U.S.

In addition to the prize above the winner will receive today’s card.  Let’s talk about this card… I love embossing folders!  I think you get the biggest bang for your buck with these. They add texture and interest to a card. The Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are unique…they create a debossed impression. I also used the Confetti Embossing Folder which is fun for many occasions. The focal point of this card is the cool Star Blast Edgelits Dies cut from Gold Foil. The finishing touch is the gold bow which I attached with a glue dot.  This card was quick & easy to create.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


Click HERE to shop my online store.  March Hostess Code:  MDETS7YZ 

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me.

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration 2017 is going on now through March 31!!



For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21!

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)


You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!


It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email at if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information or click below to Join the Fun!





M is for Milestone Moments

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing the Milestone Moments Stamp Set found on page 27 in the Occasions catalog. This year there are several milestone birthdays for some of my friends and family.  I made this card for my “older” sister who is turning 60 soon.

Stampin Up Milestone Moments and Large Number Dies birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I combined the wording from Memorable Moments with the Large Numbers Framelits.  I like the way the banner “wraps” the numbers and stands out…just what I wanted.  My sister and I celebrated many birthdays together growing up as our birthdays are just 2 days apart.  We live over 400 miles apart now but still talk on the phone everyday…sometimes several times a day! 🙂 Here’s a photo of us as kids and my favorite photo of us on her wedding day.

This card was fun and easy to make! I chose this color combination because they’re her colors.  I used Night of Navy cardstock for my card base. The Whisper White layer measures just 1/8″ smaller, 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I embossed this layer with the Confetti Embossing Folder and sponged it with Night of Navy, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut the banner and numbers out using the Large Numbers Framelits. I attached the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the embossed and sponged envelope to match!

Stampin Up Milestone Moments and Large Number Dies birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Sets: Milestone Moments, Letters for You (banner)  Inks: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight  Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Large Numbers Framelits, Confetti Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Milestone Moments Stamp Set can be used for birthdays, anniversary, retirement, or new baby. I really like the different fonts!

Milestone Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set- #142954

Here’s a few more ideas using this stamp set.


I am determined this year to get my birthday cards sent out on time.  I made a perpetual birthday calendar and am getting my birthday cards made and filed in my card tin.  If you missed my post on how I made the perpetual calendar, you can click HERE. You can get the Card Tin for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration! Shop my online store!  Use the January hostess code EPGDT3KF when you check out and I will send you 2 birthday card kits to get your cards started.

Have a memorable day!

Just Stampin’


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P is for Punches (and Paper Pumpkin)

I love the Stampin’ Up! Punches! They make it so easy to add interesting layers to a project. I have plenty of photos and punched projects to share with you today as well as my Paper Pumpkin Preview, videos, and special offers. Let’s get started with a quick 2 minute video showcasing one of my favorite punches, the tag topper punch.

Oh My Gosh!!!  Did you just love the candle wrap she showed in the video?! What a clever gift presentation! Here are some projects I made with the tag topper punch.


The tag topper punch can be used for cards, gift pouches, as well as tags and more. I love making gift sets that all go together.  The measurements for the gift pouch came from Hannah McCurley (StampinbyHannah).  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 1/2 Designer Series Paper and score on the long side @ 2″ and 4″.  Add tear & tape along the edge to adhere. Punch the top with the tag topper punch and staple the bottom closed. I decorated the front using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners. This is the perfect size treat holder for miniature candy bars.

I embossed the matching gift tag with the Confetti Embossing Folder and punched coordinating balloons.  The sentiment is punched out using the Duet Banner Punch. The Basic Black Bakers Twine is used on all 3 projects to “tie” it all together. 🙂


You can watch the short video below to see how I made this gift box topper using the Festive Flower Punch. The sentiment on the tag is punched with the Decorative Label Punch.



Here’s a little trick I found on Pinterest for using the Elegant Butterfly and circle punches to make bats. So cool for Halloween projects!!


As you can see in the photo below I have Plenty of Punches! The Stampin’ Up! Punches can store flat or standing on edge. It’s best to use your whole hand when punching.  These punches work better if you set them flat on a table and then punch using direct downward pressure. Happy Punching!

Here are some past projects I’ve made using punches.

Made using the Triple Banner Punch
Made using the Tree Builder Punch
Made using the Bow Builder Punch
Made using Circle Punches (and Envelope Punch Board)


Made using the Flower Medallion Punch

I hope you enjoyed these punched projects!  Perhaps you would like a sampling of perfectly punched pieces to play with for your craft projects?  Purchase $25 or more from my online shop and I will send you some perfectly punched pieces for your projects as my Back to School Special for today. Click HERE to see the variety of punches from Stampin’ Up! and to shop my online store. Also, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for lots of retired punches on sale!!!

Have a Pleasant Picture Perfect Day!

Just Stampin’


P.S. Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)

P.P.S. Spoiler Alert!  My Paper Pumpkin for this month arrived yesterday (Perfect timing for the letter P).  If you would like to see a Preview of the kit scroll all the way down. I can’t wait to play!!!!


Don’t forget about the Paper Pumpkin BOGO Sale Going On Now!


Right now first-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month of Paper Pumpkin FREE!

  • Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
  •  Use promo code “BOGO” and you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE!  CLICK HERE then click JOIN in the top right corner

Fine Print:

  • If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two month.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.

Paper Pumpkin is perfect for a gift, a college student, a busy adult, children, retired or seniors, and those who love to build up their crafting supplies on a budget. With the BOGO Free offer you could buy one for yourself and one for a gift and get together with a friend or family member and have some fun crafting time each month.  Subscriptions can be suspended or canceled at any time without penalty. Come join the fun!

Paper Pumpkin Preview…Something Good To Eat Kit  September 2016