Sunshine Wishes for Kelly and Kyle!

My beautiful niece got married this summer. I made several wedding cards for family members to give.  Today I’m sharing a quick & easy card to hold a check or cash.

Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes money holder wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  My niece loves pink and not only were the bridesmaids dresses a pretty soft pink, her bouquet (made by my talented sister) had a touch of pink too!

This card is simple to make using two of my favorite tools, the Stampin’ Trimmer and the envelope punch board.  Many thanks to Amy Koenders for the inspiration for this card. Start with a 7 x 8 1/2 piece of DSP (or cardstock) and score along the long side at 3 and 6.  (I love that the Stampin’ Trimmer cuts and scores!) Next, use the envelope punch board and line up the shorter side at 3 1/2 and punch on the side with the score line closest to it. Line up the notch with the cutting point on your trimmer and cut from the edge to the notch on just one side.

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Fold on the score lines and add sticky strip along the sides of the pocket. Stamp a sentiment on the inside.  I used the Floral Phrases stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink.

To make the belly band cut a 3 1/2 x 7 piece of Petal Pink cardstock and adhere it to a 3 3/4 x 7 piece of Gold Foil. Score at 1 7/8 and 5. Fold along the score lines and adhere the ends. Wrap ribbon around and tie a bow. I adhered the dies from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits which I cut from Gold Foil and Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. The belly band will slide on and off the card.

Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes wedding card / money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

No envelope was necessary for this card as it was placed in the card box at the reception.  I love these pictures of the happy couple on their wedding day.

Here’s to Happily Ever After!

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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I is for Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m sharing a bundle from the Occasions catalog that includes the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I love punches and this adorable punch pack coordinates with the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. Here’s a look at the bundle.

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I love fresh fruit!  We have several orchards nearby where you can pick your own apples in the fall as well as blueberries and strawberries in the spring. We also have a Peach Festival and other “fruit” events in the area so I knew I would get a lot of use out of this bundle. I found some smoothie mixes at the grocery store the other day and picked up a few for my my family and to give as little gifts. I made some fun “envelope cards” to hold the smoothie mixes.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle card ideas to hold treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s so easy to make any size envelope using the Envelope Punch Board!  All the directions are right on the board (for 66 different sizes) so you never have to worry about what size paper you need or where to punch and score. I started by measuring my smoothie mix package which measured 4 1/2 x 6.  I checked the EPB (Envelope Punch Board) to see what size paper I needed (8 1/2 x 8 1/2) and where to start to punch & score (3 3/4).

After I punched and scored all sides I was ready to embellish. The Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was perfect to go with my fruit smoothies. It is so easy to pick my cardstock colors from the DSP. I adhered my DSP to a layer of cardstock then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the envelope card. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits for the sentiment layers. I stamped the sentiment close to the bottom to leave room for my ribbon in the middle.  I stamped the fruit twice, once in each color, then punched them out with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punches. I wanted the add the leaf layer on top with a Glue Dot to give it a little dimension. I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow.  The ribbon keeps the envelope closed and just slides off to open. I added a stamped layer on the inside which is a hidden surprise under the smoothie mix.

This is a fun card to make even if you don’t have a drink mix to add.  I stamped and cut the sentiment “treat yourself” from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and attached that to the drink mix for an added touch.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card idea with a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My son has a birthday soon and he loves fresh pineapples. The smoothie mix calls for fresh fruit, water, and ice so I thought I would include a pineapple to go with it.  The tag was attached to the pineapple so rather than cut it off I made a tag to coordinate and adhered it on top.

I love making little gifts like this! The pineapple and card would be a nice welcome gift for a new neighbor or even a treat for Easter. Simply change the sentiment and you are good to go for any occasion.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card and tag idea to hold a treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter will be home for spring break soon and she loves strawberry smoothies! This little treat will be waiting for her.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle envelope card idea to hold a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The strawberries were fun to stamp and punch. I used both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stems. I love this gingham ribbon.  It is easy to work with and really makes the card pop! Here’a a photo showing the back of the envelope card.  You can see how the ribbon keeps the envelope closed.

Stampin Up custom envelope made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment is perfect for my daughter! This set would also make a great hostess gift, thank you, or just a special treat for a friend or coworker. Who wouldn’t enjoy fresh strawberries and a handmade card?!

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have one more treat to share with you today.  My sister recently moved to Virginia and she is going to visit this weekend.  My family refers to our home as the local Bed & Breakfast. (My husband is a great cook!) I always like to leave little pillow gifts for overnight guests so while I was punching strawberries I made this quick Ghirardelli treat holder for my sister.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle candy treat holder idea made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can whip this treat holder in no time at all!  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 designer series paper. Use the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at 2 inches on each side. Put your candy inside and tie close with ribbon and twine.  I used my circle punches to punch the layers for the sentiment and attached it to the ribbon with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Quick & easy!

I hope you like today’s projects. For more Envelope Punch Board ideas and a video click HERE.  Check out this video showcasing the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the Fruit Basket Bundle I used in today’s projects.

So which do you prefer: Ghirardelli chocolate, strawberry smoothie, or pineapple smoothie? I would love to hear from you! FYI…I prefer milk chocolate to dark and would rather eat fresh fruit rather than put it in a drink.

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Envelope Punch Board Projects

Yesterday I shared a fun treat holder for Lindt Chocolate balls made with the Envelope Punch Board and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you missed that post you can click HERE to view.

I promised to share with you some other projects made with the Envelope Punch Board. Last week I had a class with several local gals who wanted to make “crackers”. The Envelope Punch Board is so versatile and useful for so much more than just making envelopes!  We made crackers plus 3 more fun projects…a Ghirardelli Chocolate treat holder, a Santa gift card holder, and a “Peppermint Patty” standing snowman treat.  I found so many ideas on Pinterest and just “tweaked” them to use what I had.  Here’s a few pictures from the event.

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Here’s a close up of each of the projects.

Stampin' Up! More Than Chocolate Ghirardelli Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder idea with Merry Little Labels Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Snowman Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World cracker box made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

They loved the projects and had so much fun making them that they want to meet again for another class to make more projects using the envelope punch board.  There are so many things you can make with this handy tool from envelopes and candy treats to boxes and more! More ideas coming soon!!!

**If you purchase the Envelope Punch Board from my online store I will email you the directions to make each of these projects and send you the “kit” in the mail.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Sweet Chocolate Treat

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

During our weekend away my friends and I visited the Lindt Chocolate Outlet in Pennsylvania.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven! They had bins and bins with every flavor filling you could imagine.  You could pick and choose to fill a bag with different flavors. My mind was racing …I saw Stampin’ Up! colors everywhere and couldn’t wait to make these adorable mini cracker boxes to color coordinate.

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper was the perfect choice for these gold and copper foiled truffles. These are really quick & easy to make with one of my favorite “must have” tools, the Envelope Punch Board.  Susan has been waiting patiently for me to post the measurements for these so Susan, this is for you!!!!

Start with a piece of 4 1/4 x 6 piece of DSP.  Use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (another favorite well loved tool!!!!) to score along the 6″ side at 1 3/8, 2 3/4, 4 1/8, 5 1/2.  Turn and score (with the 4 1/4″ side across the top) at 1 3/8.  Fold along the score lines.

Next use the Envelope Punch Board and with the short side across the top, line up the DSP at the 1″ mark and punch. *The 1 3/8 score line should be off to the right. You will fold and punch along each score line at the 1″ mark. *You will be punching through two layers each time except the one on the end which will just be one layer.

Next, cut up on the score lines at the bottom to the 1 3/8 score line.  Cut off the small rectangle along the bottom and apply Tear & tape on the end as shown below. Fold and adhere the sides of the box then fold the bottom flaps and adhere with Multipurpose Liquid.

Fill with a chocolate ball, pinch the top to close, then tie with ribbon. This is a quick & easy treat for table favors, coworkers, or to give out as you go through the drive thru to get your cup of coffee, etc. I had so much fun making these to go with all the different chocolate flavors.

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These snowman wrapped Milk and White Chocolate truffles are a Limited Edition (just like the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper which in only Available While Supplies Last…stock up now!!!).

Stampin Up Year of Cheer Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Be Merry Designer Series Paper used below was perfect for the seasonal Peppermint Milk Chocolate Truffles.  YUM!!!!

Stampin Up Be Merry Lindt chocolate treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you have a favorite?

You can purchase the Envelope Punch Board and other items used to make today’s projects from my online store. Check back tomorrow to see more projects made with the Envelope Punch Board.

Coming soon…The 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration. If you are not currently working with another demonstrator and would like to receive the new catalogs, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) and I will put them in the mail to you!

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Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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N is for Nutcracker

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series! I am having so much fun going through the alphabet and sharing holiday ideas. My sister collects nutcrackers and she is also the one who introduced me to store bought “crackers” one year. Crackers have since become a holiday tradition. I will be celebrating Christmas at my sister’s this year with the rest of my family so I thought it would be fun to make some nut”crackers”.

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I intended to just use the nutcracker pattern from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper; however, as I was making it I thought it would be fun to cut out the nutcrackers. (I always loved paper dolls as a kid!) I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut layers to adhere the nutcrackers. It was easy to fussy cut the nutcrackers with my Paper Snips.

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea made using the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are quick & easy to make using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Envelope Punch Board. You can get 4 per sheet of DSP. I shared a photo tutorial how to make these HERE. These are great for so many occasions. I love to make these as table favors and everyone always enjoys them! You can fill these with candy (or nuts), lottery tickets, $, or small gifts. It’s always a fun surprise to open!

Stampin Up Christmas Around the World nutcracker treat holder idea made using the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper Pack has so many great patterns…I LOVE the plaid!!!!

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Here’s a few other projects I have made using this designer series paper pack.  You can click on the images to see the original post.

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The Christmas Around the World DSP I used for these projects is part of the Stampin’ Up! sale right now, Buy 3, Get 1 Free!  You can mix and match paper packs or buy all the same.  Treat yourself today as this promotion ends on October 31st!

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Jeanie

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N is for Never Ending Card

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold card is never ending! This is my first never ending card and I can’t stop playing with it! I always thought it looked way too complicated; however, after watching a video on Splitcoast Stampers, I realized it’s not as difficult as it looks. Here’s my card showing the 4 different views… you keep opening the folds until you are back at the beginning…hence, never ending! So much fun!!!

View 1  Front of Card

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

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Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

View 3

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

You can see that the top and bottom sections in View 3 also appear in View 4 (below).

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

I left space to write a message and sign the card.  Here’s a look at how each part opens to the next.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

I love fun folds and this one is the coolest one ever!  I can’t wait to make many more!

Check out this video from Splitcoast Stampers to see how easy it really is to put this card together.

 

 

Here are the measurements I used on my card:

(4) 3 x 6 Pacific Point for the card base

(4) 2 3/4  squares Whisper White

(4) 2 3/4 squares DSP

(8) 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 DSP

(8) 1 1/4 squares DSP

The finished card measures 6 x 6.  I used the envelope punch board to make a custom envelope with a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 piece of DSP from Party Animal Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Never Ending Fun Fold Card using Number of Years Stamp Set, Large Number Thinlits Dies, and Party Animal Designer Series Paper. For more Fun Fold Cards, directions, and to order supplies, visit my website www.juststampin.com.

Stamp Sets: Number of Years, Party with Cake (retiring), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1)  Ink: Pacific Point  Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Party Animal Designer Series Paper (retiring)  Tools & Accessories: Large Numbers Framelits, Envelope Punch Board

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Jeanie

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope 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.

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The inspiration for my card today came from the beautiful spring wreath my sister made me for my birthday.  We celebrated a little early this year and I couldn’t wait to hang it on my front door.

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I love the way she personalized my wreath with the big monogrammed letter.  To recreate this beautiful wreath, I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut the letter S from Daffodil Delight cardstock. I stamped the wreath from Wondrous Wreath in Old Olive and then turned it slightly and stamped it again without reinking. I cut it out with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. I punched flowers from Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Tree Builder Punch and Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I curled the flowers using the end of my stylus to give them some dimension. I added a little Pear Pizzazz ink to the center of the yellow flowers using my blender pen.  I used the Everyday Jar Framelits to cut some stems from Always Artichoke and Old Olive  cardstock to add some more greenery to my wreath.  I popped up the wreath and monogram with Stampin’ Dimensionals and attached the greenery and flowers with glue dots.img_0087

My sister has made me several wreaths before and every year a bird builds a nest in our wreath and lays eggs. This wreath came complete with a bird and eggs so perhaps we will get to use our front door this year.  I made my nest with linen thread and just wrapped it around my finger and attached it with glue dots.  The “eggs” are punched from the Tree Builder Punch.  I tucked the tips of the “leaves” into the nest so you just see the rounded end.  I used Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine and Old Olive Bakers Twine to make my bow and attached it with a glue dot.

My card base is a 4 1/4″ square from Sahara Sand cardstock.  I cut a 4″ square and scored it at 1/2″ on all four sides using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I like the way the scoring highlights and frames the wreath.  I used the Envelope Punch Board to make a matching custom envelope for my card. The Envelope Punch Board (133774) is one of my favorite tools and it’s a bargain for just $20! Not only is is so easy to use to make custom envelopes but it also makes great treat holders and other 3D items. Check out this video and see just how easy it is to use!

 

Another favorite of mine is embossing folders…they make it quick and easy to add depth and texture.  I used the Floral Affection Embossing Folder to add some texture and fun to the envelope flap.

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Stamps: Wondrous Wreath  Ink: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz  Papers: Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Wonderful Wreath, Large Letters, and Everyday Jar Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Envelope Punch Board, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Here’a a final look at my wreaths side by side.

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! 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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 j.stark@myactv.net 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!

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Thank You, Friend

I’m still cranking out thank you cards! I received lots of yummy food from friends while recuperating so when I return the dishes and baskets I like to include a little note.  I love the Host Stamp Set in the annual catalog, Love You Lots.  The animals featured in this set make adorable note cards.

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How simple and cute is this 3 x 3 note card?! I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 3 x 6 and scored it at 3″. The real red layer is a 2 3/4 square and the stamped whisper white layer is a 2 1/2 square.  I stamped the ladybugs and sentiment with Basic Black ink and then colored the ladybugs with my real red marker. Next, I made an envelope using a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Sending Love 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the Envelope Punch Board. It is so simple to make your own envelopes following the simple directions right on the envelope punch board.  This is definitely one of my favorite tools as I use it for more than just envelopes.  You can make all kinds of candy treat holders, etc.  You get a lot of bang for your buck with this one… it is only $20 (item # 133774) and even has a built in corner rounder.

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Here’s a short video showcasing the Envelope Punch Board.

I dressed up my envelope with some organza ribbon and real red bakers twine (left over from the holiday catalog). I stamped and colored some more ladybugs then cut them out with the Layering Circles Framelits .  I added a scalloped circle cut in basic black and adhered this to the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This way the ribbon piece just slides off to open the envelope.

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Love You Lots Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 141801
Price: $9.00
 *This host stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards.
Take a cute animal, add a heartfelt sentiment, and you have a one-of-a-kind, handmade-from-the-heart card. The animal images are also adorable on cards and scrapbook pages for children. This set is certain to become a go-to for your card making.

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to host a workshop and earn exclusive stamp sets like this one! It’s fun and easy! Contact me for more information (j.stark@myactv.net).

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Shop!

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!

Click HERE to Shop.  February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW

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

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Host!

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!

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Join!

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 j.stark@myactv.net 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!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

February Hostess Code: K3VM6YBW  

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more. Click HERE for more information.

Happy 90th Birthday to Sister Corda!

Last week I had my monthly get together with my Paper Pumpkin Players.  Everyone put together their kits and made lots of alternative cards and projects (Thanksgiving table favors, boxes, etc.) but the fun didn’t stop there. After spending the afternoon crafting we surprised Sister Corda with a Paper Pumpkin Party in honor of her 90th birthday!  She is one of the most amazing people I know and she loves her Paper Pumpkin kits and crafting as much as I do!

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Sister Corda

Before I share pictures of our Paper Pumpkin get together and surprise dinner party, I want to show you one of the cards and gifts I “wrapped” for Sister Corda. I had a special request to make a 90th birthday card for Sister Corda (and to order her a new set of the standard cutting pads for her Big Shot).  Here is the card I made.

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I made a double z fold card. (Click HERE  for directions and to see the one I made previously for my daughter.) I used the Large Numbers Framelits to cut the 90 from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I used the Party Pop-Up Thinlits to cut the Happy Birthday die then I cut it apart to go across the front.  The inside sentiment is from a retired stamp set and was the perfect saying for Sister Corda. I stamped the sentiment then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

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I wanted to wrap the cutting pads in matching DSP so I used the envelope punch board and a piece of 12 x 2 DSP to make a large envelope to hold the cutting pads. It was easy to make following the directions right on the envelope punch board. The standard cutting pads fit perfectly inside!

I decorated the large custom envelope by placing the card in a clear envelope and adhering it to the front of the package.  I added some Mint Macaron ribbon and it was complete and ready to deliver.

Stampin Up 90th Birthday card idea using Party Pop Up Thinlits and Large Numbers Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a few of the Paper Pumpkin projects we made. Pictures below is one of the alternative cards Sister Corda made with the leftover punched leaves from the kit. She sponged the leaves and embossed trees and added a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Alternative card from Paper Pumpkin kit using the Woodland Embossing Folder and sponging technique.

Paula made the box using one of the cards in the kit. (Check back tomorrow for directions how to make it.)

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Good things come in little boxes!!

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I love crafting with these ladies! (Unfortunately Margie had to leave early before this picture was taken.)

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Bud vase made with test tube from September 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

I surprised Sister Corda with one of her favorite dinners (Maryland crab cakes) and an ice cream cake for dessert. Everyone popped their “pumpkin” crackers and adorned their party crowns.

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Please join me in wishing Sister Corda a Happy Birthday!

Just like birthdays, Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza only happens once a year! Celebrate with savings up to 40% off!

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Get your Stampin’ Shopping List ready!

Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016 

• Discounted items/bundles available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, starter kit, and online).
• You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
• There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
• Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40%
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers. 
• Online Extravaganza includes two EXTRA 24-hour sales.

Click on the link below to view and print the flyer.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

E is for Envelope DSP

Welcome to my ABC’s of DSP series! This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Did you know Stampin’ Up! has Envelope paper? It is often overlooked in the catalog (page 176).  It is thin text-weight paper to use for making envelopes.  You get 20 sheets: 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in 5 colors. It comes in 12 x 12 sheets in the In Colors.  I enjoy making odd sized cards on occasion so this paper is great to make matching envelopes and you know how I love the In Colors! I used the 2016 – 2018 In Colors for today’s cards and project.

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3 x 3 In Color Gift Enclosure Cards

I love these 3 x 3 cards and they were quick & easy to make! (My kind of cards!!!)  I cut my cardstock 3 x 6 and scored it at 3.  I cut Whisper White at 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and ran it through the Big Shot with the Elegant Dots Embossing folder before adhering it to my card. I like the way the dots on the embossing folder compliment the dotted envelope paper. I stamped the flower from the Flower Shop stamp set on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiments from Tin of Cards Stamp Set on top using Basic Black ink.  I cut them out with the Layering Circles Framelits and glued them to a scalloped circle.  I cut a  4 inch piece of ribbon and attached it with glue dots. I popped the layered sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The envelopes were easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board.  Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! to see how simple it is to use!

I used the 2016-2018 In Color Envelope paper to make my custom sized envelopes.  I cut the paper at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and followed the directions on the punch board.  Here’s my finished cards and envelopes.

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Flirty Flamingo 3 x 3 card and matching envelope paper
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Peekaboo Peach 3 x 3 card and matching envelope
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Emerald Envy 3 x 3 card and matching envelope
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Sweet Sugarplum 3 x 3 card and matching envelope

After I finished these adorable cards I thought they would make a nice little gift.  So I pulled out a half size wood mount stamp case.  It’s the perfect size for these cards, envelopes, and some chocolate.  I only had 1 mini Hershey bar but you could easily add another in the box.

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Half Size wood- mount stamp case used as a card holder for 3 x 3 cards.

I made an insert for the case to keep the cards in place.  It measures 3 1/4 x 6.  I scored it at 3 1/2, 4 1/4, and 5.  Fold on the score lines and insert in the case.  I also cut a piece of Dapper Denim Envelope paper at 11 1/4 x 3 3/8 to slide into the sleeve on the cover.  I decorated the front to match the look of the cards.

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Half size wood-mount stamp case to hold 3 x 3 cards.

I hope you like today’s cards and project.  These stamp cases are wonderful storage containers for all kinds of things.  I use the half size to store my retired In Color ink refills.  It holds 5 refills and stands up on my shelf. You can purchase any of the items used to make today’s projects in my online shop.  You can click HERE to get started. Please 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!

Stampin’ Up! has a special offer for the month of October on select Designer Series Paper.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie