Happy Birthday Carl!

Today is my husband’s birthday!  He spoils me 364 days of the year so I am excited to surprise him today! We recently attended a Casino Night fundraiser for my school and had such a great time. Here’s a photo of us from the event.

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I thought I would continue the theme for his birthday.  Here’s the card I made for him.

Stampin Up birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used several retired stamp sets, dies, and DSP to create this card. I know my husband is going to love it! The red glimmer paper and silver foil really make this card sparkle! Here’s a close up of the “slot machine”. The lever actually pulls down! I fussy cut the cherries from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired).

Stampin Up Simply Socred slot machine birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Some chocolate covered “casino chips” add a sweet treat.

Stampin Up birthday card slot machine idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Can you guess his birthday gift? I made these “dice” to go with the card to hold his “chips” and added surprise.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Cube Box idea - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

The cube box is quick & easy to make with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I started with a piece of 8 x 11 Thick Whisper White cardstock.  With the long side across the top I scored it at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, and 10.  I scored the short side at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2.

Look at the photo below to see where to cut to make the box. Remove the little rectangle from the bottom of the box and cut up each of the score lines along the bottom. You remove quite a bit from the top of the box just saving one section for the top/lid. Notch the ends to make it easy to close the box.

Visual for Cube Box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored tool - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Apply Tear & Tape to adhere the sides of the box. Fold the bottom flaps in and adhere with Tear & Tape or another strong adhesive.  I punched 3/4″ circles and adhered with Multipurpose Glue to the sides of the boxes to look like dice.

Stampin Up Simply Scored Cube Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For his birthday gift, I booked a weekend getaway at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino.  I wanted to include a little extra surprise with some “gambling” money. The cube box is a great way to give cash. I folded $ in thirds accordion style and attached with washi tape. The washi tape can be removed without tearing the bills. It is so much fun to pull the top bill and see what looks like a never ending money box!

I hope he’s feeling lucky! I love the way this makes such a fun gift presentation.

Stampin Up Casino Birthday Gift Set idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Sets: One Tag Fits All (retired), Curly Cute (retired)  Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink, Soft Sky Papers: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Red Glimmer, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired)  Tools & Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Hearth & Home Thinlits, Star Blast Edgelits Dies (retired), Little Numbers Thinlits Dies (retired), Big Shot, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Silver Metallic Thread, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape, Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Quick & Easy Box for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15

I needed a quick & easy box for a little gift. I admit I am often last minute but this was an unexpected special request for a little baby girl.  What could be more special than homemade?! This little gift box was simple to make using the Window Box Thinlits.Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge board to create this sweet gift box.

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I made Tic Tac Toe two ways: across the top and down the left side. I love how fun and easy it is to create by just choosing elements from the challenge boards each week! The floral squares are cut from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from Colorful Seasons inside the bottom of the box using the same color ink as the cardstock, Powder Pink.  It will be a nice surprise when they take the gift out.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

One of the things I love about these boxes is the versatility! You can easily reuse this box as a little nightlight by putting a battery tealight inside. Click HERE to see a video, photo tutorial with directions, and 4 more box ideas I made using these dies.

There’s still time to play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Challenges run from Thursday – Tuesday with winners announced on Wednesday.

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You can purchase the Window Box Thinlits and any of the other Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop.

Do you like making cards and 3D projects but don’t have everything you need?  Do you find you have limited time to craft and wish there was a way to make it quick & simple? Well, if you answered yes to either of these questions, I have just what you’re looking for…my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet” TO GO! Click HERE for more information.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Autumn Harvest Treats

Yesterday I shared with you a “wicked good” treat I made with the Spooky Cat Suite.  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.  Today’s projects use another one of my favorite suites in the new Holiday catalog, Painted Autumn.

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I love the new pizza boxes in the Holiday Catalog! They fit 3 x 3 note cards and envelopes as well as gift cards, jewelry, and more. They’re also food safe and perfect for a large homemade cookie or fudge. YUM!  Read on to see what I found to put in mine.

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper has sunflowers, pumpkins, acorns, and much more painted in a beautiful retro style, echoing motifs from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper  Item # 144613

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! For ideas and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

I cut a 3 x 3 piece of the DSP, layered it with a piece of 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 Cajun Craze Cardstock, and adhered it to the top of the pizza box. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on a scrap piece of Cajun Craze and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.  I love the sentiments and font in the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Painted Harvest Stamp Set  Item # 144783

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Stamp Set. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com
Painted Harvest Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! Coordinates with the Leaf Punch

I adhered the burlap ribbon and Touches of Nature Embellishment with Glue Dots and popped up the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I was so excited with what I found to put inside…chocolate covered autumn leaves (from Cracker Barrel).

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

The colors are perfect with the DSP!  I layered the DSP on the inside (using the same measurements as the top of the box) and cut out the stamped sentiment using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I also cut 4 strips of DSP (3/4 x 3) and layering cardstock (1 x 3 1/4) for the sides of the pizza box. I love how this little gift turned out!

I can never make just one when I’m playing with new products! I love the sunflower print paper and made the DSP layer on the top of this one 1/4″ larger.

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

The DSP measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 and the Crushed Curry layer measures 3 3/8 x 3 3/8.  I fussy cut the sunflower on top from the DSP.  How easy is that?! The leaves are 2 step stamped in Wild Wasabi and punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch.  I also punched one in vellum and tucked them in.  I love how the leaves I cut from the DSP match so nice with my stamped leaves.  Stampin’ Up! does such a great job color coordinating our products! I used the Early Espresso marker to just ink up part of the sentiment to make my little tag. The finishing touch was adding some Black Rhinestone Jewels in the center of the sunflower.

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Which one is your favorite?

Stampin Up Pizza Box treats with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Leaf Punch, and Touches of Nature Elements. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest  Papers: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla Whisper White, Vellum  Inks: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi Tools & Accessories: Pizza Boxes, Pretty Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Layering Shapes Framelits, Touches of Nature Elements, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Painted Harvest Bundle  Item #146021

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Bundle. For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com

I love this bundle! Click HERE to see a card I shared previously.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Think of all the pretty projects you can make using the Painted Autumn Suite! Trust me, you will use that leaf punch on many projects!  It’s on my “must have” list.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Box of Sunshine from Kathy

Yesterday was my first day back at school and after a long day I came home to the most pleasant surprise!  There was a box by my front door.

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OH MY GOODNESS!!! Talk about a box of sunshine!!!! I had the biggest smile on my face as I checked out all the fun surprises inside.  What a sweet and clever idea!!!  I also love how Kathy recycled the Paper Pumpkin box by turning it inside out. She decorated it too. Look at all the yellow goodies that was inside!!

Enclosed was this beautiful card!!!!

Sunshine card
Card Created by Kathy Royce

Kathy wrote that this was to cheer me up after dropping my daughter off at college.  I’m sure many of you can relate to that experience.  If so, I hope you had a “Kathy” in your life to drop a box of sunshine on your doorstop! I’m reminded of this quote, “A mother’s job is to teach her children not to need her anymore. The hardest part of that job is accepting success.” #audreylovesparis

Words cannot express how absolutely touched I am to be the recipient of these gifts! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect! Kathy, thanks for making my day!!  

I had just finished opening box # 2 (Do you believe there was more?!!!) when my daughter called to see how my first day back at work went. (I know I am biased but she is just so sweet and thoughtful!!!) So, I shared with her all about my box of sunshine. Here’s what was in box #2.

These goodies are not only fun they are useful too! You can bet I will put a lot of these items to use in my home and classroom (and smile as I use each of them)! There was another card enclosed too!

Enjoy Today
Card Created by Kathy Royce

I am blessed to have the best blog readers ever!!!  I love to create and enjoy sharing my projects with others.  I never dreamed I would have a blog and it has just been so much fun getting to know so many of you through cyberspace. You inspire me and fill my joy tank with your comments and kindness!! Kathy, I plan to “pay it forward” and promise to do an act of kindness in your honor. I hope I can bring as much joy to someone else as you delivered today!

I hope you will leave a comment for Kathy today for her amazing talent, creativity, and thoughtfulness! I love this idea of sending a little sunshine to others!

Have a wonderful day (filled with sunshine I hope)!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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