T is for This Christmas DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am showcasing This Christmas Designer Series Paper.


One of the things I love about this paper pack is you get 4 of each of the designs.  That’s great when you want to make multiple cards using one design.  You can get 6 4″x 6″ pieces from each 12 x 12 sheet…that’s 24 from each design.  Great for making Christmas cards!


It’s less than 2 months til Christmas! Time to start working on those Christmas card ideas and gift tags! Here are some ideas I posted previously showcasing this paper pack with cards, boxes, and tags. Click on the image to see the original post.

This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set


This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set

Custom Box with This Christmas Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!   http://www.juststampin.com
Christmas Tags with This Christmas DSP and Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set   http://www.juststampin.com


Mini Notebooks covered with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper make great stocking stuffers and fit nicely in a purse!



Stampin’ Up! announced an upcoming sneak peek….   I am SUPER excited and can’t wait to get my hands on these! Check out the video below!

Stitched from the Heart – Available 1 Nov 2016

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog that comes out in June and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.

The framelits coordinate with the stamp sets below that will be 25% off their regular price.


I will be putting in an order early morning November 1st so let me know if you want to order (email me: j.stark@myactv.net) or you can order online and use the Hostess Code  7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



J is for Jewels for the PALS Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


I made this card using Hang Your Stocking stamp set and matching Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  You can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%! The stockings on the stairs and textured “wallpaper” remind me of my childhood.


Can you guess my favorite year end season? I have to say it was actually tough to choose. I grew up in New England and love the change of seasons.  I am one of 6 kids and there was always something fun and exciting to look forward to. Once we started back to school it was football games, homemade costumes for trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, Thanksgiving day floats and parades, weekend ski trips, baking, decorating, getting ready for Christmas, and lots of fun family traditions. Our family home didn’t have a fireplace so our stockings were hung on the stairs.  I remember making our “hooked” stockings. (I still have mine and one I made for my husband.)  We would draw names to secretly fill each other’s stockings.  We would make little gifts and shop sales all year long.  We all tried to give the best stocking gifts.  Here’s my homemade stockings and some cute little “stocking stuffers” I monogrammed with jewels.


If you are new to my blog, I have been sharing the ABC’s of Stampin’ and today we are on the letter J…  J is for Jewels. I love the impact you get from these little gems! I’ve used them on all my projects today!

I shared the details for these mini composition books (and matching pens) during my Back to School series. You can click HERE to see. (Come back after you finish with the Hop!) These make great gifts to give to teachers, coworkers, friends, kids, even your favorite fast food employee who fixes your coffee on the way to work each day.

I love to give homemade gifts and often it’s all about the presentation.  The other day I shared a video how to make these custom gift boxes.  Here’s one I made that hopefully will fill someone with Joy.


I used 12 x 12 Cherry Cobbler cardstock and This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper for the box.  I wrapped it with the new Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon (page 20 in the Holiday Catalog) and made the tag using the Pine Boughs Embossing Folder and Scalloped Tag Topper. I sponged the embossed pines to make them stand out.  I cut out the Joy from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  8. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  24. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  25. Sue Becker at www.RnRStamping.com
  26. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  27. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts


G is for Gift Giving

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today we’re getting geared up for the holidays. When it comes to Gift Giving, Stampin’ Up! has got you covered!  From ready to go gift boxes and bags to making special custom gift holders you can find it all right here!  And I will show you how!

These 3 x 3 x 3 White Gift Boxes are in the Holiday catalog and come with acetate sleeves. They are food safe which makes them great for some yummy cookies to give to friends or neighbors.  They are also big enough for a beautiful holiday candle for that special hostess.

With the right tools, you can make your own gorgeous gift boxes for different sized gifts. Here’s one I made with cardstock and Designer Series Paper using my Personal Trimmer.


I have a GREAT video from Stampin’ Up! to share with you to show how to make your own gift boxes like I did above.  I learned some great tips (Do you know how much is a smidge?  LOL)!!!  It’s a bit longer than usual but well worth watching!  FYI…You can just watch the first 9 minutes to see how I made my gift box. It is so so easy to do!!! (Of course, I won’t tell if you don’t!!)


You can also add a fun element to gift packaging using the Gift Box Punch Board. You can create containers just right for that special gift.  Use with cardstock or Designer Series Paper to create boxes up to 4″ on each side. (Sizing chart printed on board.)  Check out this video.


Instead of buying bags for small treats and gifts, create them in a variety of sizes using the cardstock and Designer Series Paper of your choice.  You can make bags 2″ deep, up to 3 5/8″ wide, from 4″ to 10″ tall using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Check out this video to see how it works!

Another option to help you with your gift wrapping is the Perfectly Wrapped Project kit.  I recently held a class using this kit and the ladies LOVED their projects.


With the holiday season coming up you are going to want to get a head start on your gifts. Shop HERE to purchase one of these amazing tools today and get busy creating gifts from the heart! As a special thank you for purchasing from me today, I am offering a Back to School Special…With the purchase of any of the gift making tools featured (Gift Box Punch Board, Gift Bag Punch Board, Personal Trimmer, or Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit) I will send you a set of handmade tags.  You can use them as samples to make your own tags or put them on your gifts ready to go!  In addition, with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax & shipping) I will send you 10 sheets of 12 x 12 card stock to get your gift making started! You can also purchase Gift Certificates through me and make gift giving simple and great!

What’s on your wish list?  Email me your wish list along with names and email (or phone #) of who you would like me to share your wish list with and I will put on my crafty elf hat and be Santa’s helper. (See I really have a crafty elf hat…a gift from one of my students. 🙂


I will send you a little gift just for sending me your wish list!  Email me: j.stark@myactv.net

Have a GREAT day!

Just Stampin’