A Treat And A Tip For Your Tuesday

Yesterday I promised to share with you a treat holder I made for my customers who shopped with me in April. I enjoy sending my card kits and little gifts to thank everyone who shops with me. I truly appreciate each and every order and hope this brightens their day.


Did you know Ghirardelli made strawberry filled chocolates? When I saw these I knew I could use the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper to make a fun treat holder for them.  This origami fold has been around forever! (I remember making these when I was in school to use as a drinking cup.)  Today I have a quick tip to help you line up the folds in record time!

grid paper

The Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper (#130148) is an often overlooked “tool” in the catalog. I love it and use it all the time! (One day I will do a post about all the ways I use it!)   Let’s get to how I used it to make this project quick & easy! I started with a piece of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Fold it in half to make a triangle then line it up along the grid paper.

Take the point at the bottom and fold it across to line up at 2 1/2″ on the opposite side. Fold and crease with your bone folder.  Do the same for the other end…cross over and line up at 2 1/2″.  The grid lines make it fast and easy to get the perfect size without having to measure and mark with a pencil.

Then you just fold down the flap at the top and you’re done.  No adhesive necessary.

img_2033 I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. I cut the sentiment and Red Glimmer paper with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


How would you like to receive one of these in your mailbox?  Last week Chris R. sent me an adorable treat holder, the cutest little card, and some yummy chocolate tulips from her home town.

They have a Tulip Festival every year and she sent me these yummy chocolates. She was so sweet to share with me so I thought I would “pay it forward” and send my strawberry treat to one of you along with some 6 x 6 paper so you can make some of your own.  Let’s have some fun!  I shared that I will be starting a new alphabet series this week…What do you think is the “theme” of my new alphabet series?  Leave me a comment with your guess by noon on Wednesday (EST) and I will announce the winner (the first person who comments with the correct answer) on Thursday.

FYI…the series will debut on Thursday. Wednesday I will be participating in the PALS Blog Hop…you’ll want to check back for that… Lots of great ideas and inspiration from many talented team members!!!

This new alphabet series will be my fourth in the ABC series.  You can easily access any of the past series by clicking on the drop down menu under Categories. My first series, ABC’s of Stampin’, is great for new stampers as well as experienced stampers. It has lots of information on the basics of stamping as well as helpful tips for using a variety of stamping tools. It’s also a great refresher course. I am always learning new techniques and ideas from my fellow demonstrators and stampers and love to share them with you.

Next came the ABC’s with DSP.  You know how I love my Designer Series Paper! That series showcased different ways to cut your paper to make the most out of it with little waste. I love it when I can use every last scrap!  I am still so disappointed that the 12 x 12 DSP Paper Stacks are retiring.  I know it could get a bit pricey if you bought all 6 stacks but many demonstrators (myself included) offer Paper Shares to help you get a sample of them all without breaking the bank. I have only offered paper shares to my local customers in the past but am willing to consider shipping if that is something you are interested in when the new catalog debuts June 1st.  I am hoping Stampin’ Up! will consider bringing back the paper stacks for the different color families, perhaps in 6 x 6 stacks to make it more affordable. Luckily, we will have some great new paper packs and fun color combinations available to work with when the new catalog debuts.  FYI…the In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks are still available for both 2015 – 2017 and 2016 – 2018 colors.  Unfortunately, the Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles have already sold out. Also, the current Designer Series Paper packs will be retiring the end of May and are only available while supplies last.  Many are still available at some great sale prices!  (See below for the retiring list of DSP. ) The Fruit Stand DSP used on today’s project is on sale for $8.80 (20% Savings).

My most recent alphabet series, ABC’s with the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs, focused on the new products in these catalogs. Boy did we have some fun new and different dies, embossing folders, and gorgeous fonts in some of the stamp sets! Many of these items are retiring to make room for new ones so I hope you got what you wanted.  If not, there is a very good chance it’s on sale.  Many retiring items are discounted up to 50% off! Stamp sets are available until May 22nd and then they too will be available “while supplies last”. You can click on the links below to see what is retiring and what’s still available.  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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L is for Lemon DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today’s projects are made using the lemon DSP from the Fruit Stand DSP pack.


My daughter loves lemonade so I decorated this jar lid with the lemon DSP and filled it with the “Singles To Go” lemonade for her.

And of course I made her a matching card to go with it.

Jar of Love with Fruit Stand DSP    www.juststampin.com

The base of this card is crumb cake cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  The lemon dotted DSP measures 4 x 5 1/4.  I cut a strip of the lemon DSP 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 and layered it on a piece of whisper white.  I tied a piece of organza ribbon around the layered piece and adhered it on top of the other DSP. I cut the lemon out of the DSP and stamped it before adhering it on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the jar on vellum then sponged it using Daffodil Delight ink on the back of the vellum.  I cut it out using the matching framelits.  I cut another jar with the lemon DSP and adhered it to the back of the jar using the foam adhesive strips. Then I adhered the jar to the card. I slipped the straw in between the vellum and the DSP.  I cut the lemon from a scrap of DSP and adhered it to the jar with a glue dot.  I think it makes a cute set together.

Jar of Love and Fruit Stand DSP   http://www.juststampin.com

Here’s the coordinating envelope.

http://www.juststampin.com  Jar of Love lemonade

Here are some tea bag holders I made using the lemon DSP and the envelope punch board.  You can click HERE to see the original post.




Click HERE to shop my online store, check out the Jar of Love Bundle, and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  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!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

Just Stampin’



Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

J is for Jeanie’s Choice


Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. We do not have any DSP that begins with J so I decided I would go with my choice.  Today I am showcasing one I haven’t used in awhile….Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. This is one of the DSP packs that is part of the Stampin’ Up! special this month.


If you follow my blog you know that my daughter is the one who urged me to start this blog because she was going away to college and thought I needed something to keep me busy so I wouldn’t miss her so much. As much as I enjoy blogging and interacting with so many of you, I still miss her!  You could say, “I’ve Got Georgia On My Mind”.  So I pulled out this peachy DSP and made this card!

Fruit Stand DSP and Suite Sayings Stamp Set     http://www.juststampin.com

This sentiment says it all and it will be headed to Georgia along with a few goodies. I CASEd this design from Sam Donald and made a whole set of thank you note cards for my daughter who needed some.  I thought it would be fun for her to send some peachy thank you’s coming from Georgia. I absolutely love the Stampin’ Up! note cards.  They are the perfect size for thank you notes and you get 20 note cards and envelopes in a pack for $6.00. The DSP is cut at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and layered on a 3 inch square of Pear Pizzazz. I cut the sentiment using the Layering Circles Framelits and added a few enamel shapes. I love to use DSP to make matching envelopes.

Here’s some ideas from the catalog using the fresh fruit and flower designs from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set.


A couple of weeks ago we flew to Georgia for Family Weekend and had such a wonderful time!  It was great to see Ariane and I could tell that she is where she belongs.  She’s happy and thriving in her new environment.  🙂 Here’s a few photos from our fun weekend!

A beautiful view of Atlanta from the rooftop garden at GT.
I even got my face painted for the football game.


Go Yellow Jackets!



I’m excited because I will be heading back to Georgia in less than 2 weeks for the Stampin’ Up! Convention and World Card Making event with fellow demonstrators. I’m going a little early and staying a little longer so I can visit with my daughter while I’m there. Isn’t that just Peachy!

Click HERE to shop my online store, check out the Fruit Stand Suite, and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  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!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day brings you Joy!

Just Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper