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 simplestampin.com).  I keep them in a basket in my craft area and refer to them all the time!!

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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’

Jeanie

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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Punches

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.

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

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

 

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.

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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.

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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)

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

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Melon Mambo with Night of Navy

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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 random.org.

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.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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