C is for Congratulations

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! I’m looking forward to sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Today I want to share some congratulations cards! There are many different reasons to congratulate someone (a new job or job promotion, retirement, anniversary, engagement, new baby, graduation, etc.) Today’s cards feature a simple fun folding pop up gift card card or money holder.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions Congratulations card ideas for graduation, new job, etc. - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I can honestly say these cards are quick & easy to create! I made this graduation card in less than 30 minutes before I had to head out the door to the graduation party! I enjoy making graduation cards in the school colors which is why this one is gorgeous grape, silver, and black.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpHere’s the card details…The card base is 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4. Fold accordian style and add a strip of Tear & Tape along the score line as shown below.

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grape pop up gift card/money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Fold the card and adhere. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch halfway in the middle of the fold then on each side.  (*Line the punch along the edge of the paper to do each side.)

 

 

Add a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside to stamp a sentiment or add a handwritten message. Insert cash, check, or gift card in the center slot for a fun pop up when the recipient opens the card.

Wrap the card in ribbon and add your layered sentiment to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the Friendly Expressions Stamp Set for both of my cards. I love the font and different sentiments in this stamp set.  It is on the retirement list which means tomorrow is the last day to order it before it’s gone for good.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The graduation cap is made with a 1 3/4 square of cardstock.  Take a 5 inch piece of Bakers Twine, fold in half and make a knot.  Fray the ends and adhere to the square with a glue dot.  Punch a 1/2″ circle and adhere on top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin Up Friendly Expressions graduation gift card or money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the color combination on my next card, daffodil delight and gray granite.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Expressions congratulation gift card/ money holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment is stamped on a piece of 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Whisper White and layered on a piece of 3 x 4 Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper.  I stamped and punched 2 daisies on Daffodil delight and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The gold faceted dots add the finishing touch. For this card I added a restaurant gift card on the inside for the newly retired recipient.

Stampin' Up pop up gift card holder using the Classic Label Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Thanks to Ronda Wade for the pop up gift card idea! I will be making more of these for upcoming graduations in different school colors!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Congratulations Cards Product List (*Click on image to view in my online store.)

Daisy Punch

$18.00

 

20 More Ideas Using Retiring Favorites

Recently I share two of my favorite retiring products, the Envelope Punch Board and the Large Letters Framelits Dies.  If you missed those posts with project samples, you can view them HERE and HERE. Today I’m taking a trip down Memory Lane and showcasing more of my favorite dies that are retiring.  These are so versatile!! You can click on any image to view the original post.

Detailed Floral Thinlits

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Wedding Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits Happy Birthday fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Detailed Floral Thinlits and Floral Phrases Stamp Set thinking of you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpDetailed Floral Thinlits and Bunch of Banners Framelits anniversary card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

Stampin Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits calendar card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fun fold card with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. For more fun fold card ideas, directions, and inspiration, visit my blog at www.juststampin.com

Celebrate You Thinlits

Stampin Up Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits card idea using Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper All Occasion Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Celebrate card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits Birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Happy Birthday Thinlits

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlits and True Gentleman masculine birthday card and gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

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

Stampin Up Support Ribbon card idea for breast cancer patients - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up So In Love Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Valentine card idea - Jeanie Stark - StampinUp

Stampin Up Mini Gable Box Valentine treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Which retiring die is your favorite? I love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.

You can view all the retiring products list for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog HERE. Products are available through June 3 or while supplies last.  Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed to be available through May 24.

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 Retiring Favorite Dies (*Click on the image to view in my online store.)

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A Magical Birthday

Stampin Up Magical Mermaid and Star of Light 3 x 3 heat embossed birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter is turning 21 next week! We like to give birthday “experiences” and this year we surprised her with an early celebration.  We sent her the confirmation for her plane ticket for Fall break however; instead of a ticket to fly home, we sent her a ticket to Orlando!  She did not know that was her destination until she went online to check in 24 hours in advance and thought her dad had messed up the flight.  LOL  Needless to say, she was thrilled when she found out she was going to Universal Studios (the Wizarding World of Harry Potter) and we would be meeting her there.  We are HUGE Harry Potter fans and I can still remember reading aloud all seven books to her. Our son lives in Massachusetts and he took off from work and flew in to surprise her. We had a wonderful time!
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We had a few other surprises for her too!
Stampin Up Broadway Bound 21st birthday gift card holder and mini pizza box game idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I found a “golden snitch” bracelet and made a special holder (which could also be used to hold a gift card).
Stampin Up Detailed With Love and Broadway Bound 21st birthday gift card holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love that you pull the ribbon to reveal the gift/card inside.

 

Details:
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Gold Foil scored at 1 1/2 and 4. Punch a hole in the center using 1/4″ circle punch. Adhere with tear & tape on back.
Cut ~12″ ribbon and loop around cardstock (Gold Glimmer Paper) and slide inside.
Insert ribbon through hole and tie a knot.
Decorate front as desired.  I used Broadway Bound DSP and Gold Metallic Ribbon.
Pull ribbon to view/open.

We love to play family games and I found this fun idea on Pinterest.
Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I printed the cards on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out.  They were the perfect size to fit in a Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Box!
Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin Up mini pizza box Harry Potter family game and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is a quick & easy gift that would be great for any Harry Potter fan! I included the links below if you want to make this.  It’s not too early to make some fun stocking gifts!  You can purchase the mini pizza boxes from my online store.

Harry Potter Would You Rather 1
Harry Potter Would You Rather 2
Harry Potter Would You Rather 3
Harry Potter Would You Rather 4
Harry Potter Would You Rather 5
Harry Potter Would You Rather 6
Harry Potter Would You Rather 7
Harry Potter Would You Rather 8
Harry Potter Would You Rather 9

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects.  You can click on the links below to view and/or purchase the products in my online store.
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Glue Dots

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Heat Tool

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Big Shot

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Here’s a few photos from our trip.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Be sure to check out the limited edition Snowflake Showcase products. These products are only available through November 30th (while supplies last). Trust me, you don’t want to miss out!  Click HERE or HERE to see ideas using these products and everything that is included in the showcase.

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HOLIDAY CATALOG ITEMS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA

Stampin’ Up! posted the following update:

Sales for the following products have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong, resulting in a large number of backorders. Because backorders are so costly, we have made the decision to shut these items off effective immediately. Since these products cannot be sent from the manufacturer in time for the holidays, these item numbers will not be reactivated.

147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and/or your customers. In order to provide you with another holiday-themed option, we’ve decided to make our promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale at ($11.00). This beautiful, 12″ x 12″ traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering. Coordinating colors are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.

Though we don’t yet have a fulfillment date, all backorders for Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Farmhouse Elements, and Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements will be filled as soon as possible.

Moon Baby for Tic Tac Toe #42

Stampin Up Moon Baby gift card holder baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! How would YOU like to be a guest designer? Simply play along and someone will be chosen each week to be a future guest designer.  Here’s this week’s challenge board…

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My niece is pregnant with her first child so I know I will be needing a card for her baby shower.  I always love to give books as gifts and Kohl’s sells books and stuffed animals on behalf of their Kohl’s Cares program.  I love to purchase these as 100% of the net profit from the sale is donated to charitable organizations including children’s hospital initiatives that support healthy development, safety, wellness and chronic disease management. When I see my favorites I buy several to have on hand to give as gifts as they are so reasonably priced at just $5 each. Today’s card holds a gift card and goes with one of my children’s favorite bedtime stories, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

Stampin Up Moon Baby gift card holder baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Moon Baby stamp set to create my card for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I went down the first column with animal, baby, layers. ( It also works on the diagonal with stripes, punch, layers as I used the banner punch on the ends of my sentiment layer.) This card measures 4 1/4 x 9 1/2 and is scored at 1 1/2 and 4. It has a pocket to hold a gift card inside.

Stampin Up Moon Baby gift card holder baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love making my cards and gifts coordinate!  That’s the beauty of a handmade card.

Stampin Up Moon Baby gift card holder baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s hard to tell in the photo but I embossed the background layer with stars to go with the cover of the book.  I colored the animals with Stampin’ Blends and popped the banner with Dimensionals.  If you need a gift idea for a new mom to be, I highly recommend this book!  Do you have a favorite book you like to read your children or grandchildren? I would love for you to leave a comment below and share your story.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s card from my online store.  Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

Have a Wonderful Day! I am heading to Hartford, Connecticut today to join my stamping friends for a long weekend.  Saturday is the Stampin’ Up! convention and I can’t wait to see the new products that will be coming out in June.  I won’t be able to share any secrets until Monday but I can share our swap cards and the fun projects we will be doing ahead of time!  Be sure to check back!

Visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see what the other designers came up with this week and play along! Just pick 3 in a row and create!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
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Big Shot

$110.00

Sunshine Wishes Gift Card Holder

My husband asked me to make a card for him for a coworker who is battling cancer.  He wanted it to hold a gift card to a restaurant.

Stampin Up Support Ribbon card idea for breast cancer patients - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is my go to card “formula” for a quick & easy gift card holder:

Card base: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 and 5 1/2.

Inside layer for sentiment: 4 x 5 1/4

DSP Layers:  4 x 3 1/4 (front), 4 x 1 3/4 (gift pocket), and 4 x 2 (inside).

Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the 2017- 2019 In Color, Powder Pink, and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies had the perfect word die to go with the Support Ribbon Framelits. I used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to adhere a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to foam then cut it out with the die and glued it to the front panel. (*You can get a similar effect by cutting the die several times and gluing them together.)

Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Support Ribbon Framelits card idea for breast cancer patients - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love all the different designs in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack. They all work together.  I used 2 designs on the card and another one on the envelope.

Stampin Up Support Ribbon card idea for breast cancer patients - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You could easily adapt this card for any gift giving occasion by changing the DSP and the sentiment.  Great for birthdays, holidays, graduations, etc.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s card from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Big Shot

$110.00

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The other day I shared some projects I created using the Number of Years Stamp Set (on sale for 20% off) and the Large Numbers Framelits (10% off).  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.  I promised to share more inspiration using some of the other items that are on sale.

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Stampin Up Cool Treats card class - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up Birthday card idea using Bloomin Heart THinlints, Botanical Builder Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framlelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up Rose Garden Thinlits card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Quick & Easy Daisy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Daisy Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit www.juststampin.com

It takes just a few simple cuts and to make these adorable tote bags!

Quick & Easy Daisy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Daisy Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit www.juststampin.com

I love punches and the Daisy Punch is one of my favorites! Punches make it quick & easy to create and this project is all about quick & easy! I am a teacher so August means getting ready for back to school.  These adorable totes would make great little gifts for teachers or students.  (They would also make great favors for a bachelorette party or wedding shower!)

I started with a new product that will be available in the holiday catalog (Sept. 1), Acetate Card Boxes.  You get a set of 10 for $6.50.

These boxes are great for holding a set of cards to give as a gift. This month’s blog hop is all about “cuts” so I decided to think outside the “box”. I cut the box in half (at 2 7/8″) to make these totes. Each card box will make 2 totes which makes this project not only quick & easy but inexpensive too! Just fold and close each end and you are ready to decorate. *I put a glue dot on each flap to help keep it closed so it would stand up easily.

The Designer Series Paper insert measures 4 3/8 x 6 1/4.  Score at 2 7/8 from each end. Fold and slide inside the clear box.  Cut 2 10″ pieces of ribbon for the handles.  Adhere to the tote with Tear & Tape.  *I adhered the Tear & Tape directly to the box on each end then removed the backing to attach the ribbon. (Repeat on the back side.)

I used the Daisy Punch to punch 2 daisies from Whisper White cardstock and adhered one on top of the other.  I cut a circle from Daffodil Delight using the 1/2″ Circle Punch. I attached this to the front of the tote using a Stampin’ Dimensional. That’s all there is to it. I told you it was quick & easy! There are so many gift possibilities for these totes! You can fill them with a gift card, tissues, lipstick, gum, candy, sticky notes, etc.

Quick & Easy Daisy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Daisy Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit www.juststampin.com

Here’s the view from above with some of the different items tucked inside.

Changing the DSP, ribbon, etc. can give it a totally different look.

Quick & Easy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Bow Buider Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit www.juststampin.com

For this tote bag I used the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Metallic Edge Ribbon, and the Bow Builder Punch. Wouldn’t this be a beautiful favor for a wedding shower?!

Quick & Easy Monogrammed Tote Bag made with an altered Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Large Letters Framelits. For directions, supplies, and more visit www.juststampin.com

I love monogrammed bags, etc.  The Large Letters Framelits are perfect for personalizing this gift bag! I also added a Mini Tassle embellishment. I love how Stampin’ Up! color coordinates everything! The In Color Ribbon selection matches the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.

Stampin’ Up! has so many patterned papers, punches, dies, and ribbons to choose from! The Wood Textures DSP would make a great brief case for a masculine look. The Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper would be great for a child…put a box of crayons inside and let them color their own. (Little snack bags would be fun to put inside too!) I am making a bunch of these to give as gifts and some I will sell at my Holiday Open House. Do you have a favorite?

Quick & Easy Tote Bags made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Dies and Punches. For directions, supplies, and more visit www.juststampin.com

Designer Series Papers: Fresh Florals, Delightful Daisy, Eastern Palace  Ribbons: 1/2″ Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon, 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon, 3/8″ Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon  Tools & Accessories: Acetate Card Boxes (avail. Sept. 1), Daisy Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Large Letters Framelits, Mini Tassels, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape

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

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  2. Becky Retzer at Just In Thyme Crafts
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  15. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts.com
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  23. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs

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A Mini Treat Bag for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #4

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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It’s Thursday so that means it’s time to play Tic Tac Toe!  I am so excited to be the designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Of course my Tic Tac Toe Challenge is an abc board.  I hope you will pick 3 and play along! We have extended the contest until Tuesday at noon (CST) to enter. You do not need a blog to play along. Click HERE for all the details. Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I used all 9 elements on my project this week. Can you find them?

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die to make a gift card holder. I embossed the bag using the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The DSP is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. Happy Birthday is heat embossed using Dapper Denim Ink , VersaMark, and Clear Embossing Powder. (I love this shade of blue.) I colored the flowers using my blender pen and In Color Inks in Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist. I added a Perfect White Accent to my ribbon.

The mini treat bag is so easy to make using the dies.  Check out this short video to see how to put it together as well as some of the different projects you can make using these dies.

I love the versatility of these dies! Know what else I LOVE…the new 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layered Leaves!!! You can create deep, dimensional embossed impressions so quick & easy.  It is a little different process to emboss because it is a thick folder. You need to spritz the paper first with water to get a deep impression.  Here’s a quick (3 min.) video explaining how it works and how to make your embossing “sandwich”.

I love the final results and can see using this embossing folder again and again.  It really adds a quick & easy WOW to any project!

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: Label Me Pretty  Ink: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark  Papers: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pretty Label Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Spritzer, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Dapper Denim Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine, Perfect White Accent, Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Hole Punch

I hope you will play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It is really easy and fun to do!  I had never done a challenge before the TTTC and couldn’t believe how easy it is to create by simply choosing the elements from the challenge board. I knew I wanted to use the In Colors so I pulled the In Color DSP and Dapper Denim (for blue) and decided that I liked Lemon Lime Twist with the blue. I decided to include “gift” from the board and I immediately thought of a gift card holder. All I had to do was choose a stamp set and cardstock and let the items dictate what I create.  It is a fun way to make something different.  I am amazed at how quick & easy it is to come up with an idea when you have the items right in front of you. I did not start out intending to use all 9 elements but it just came together once I started to create using the different elements in front of me. Give it a try! Click HERE to see what the design team and others created this week.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Join my Fun Fold Card Swap! Click HERE for more information. (The deadline to participate is quickly approaching! I must receive all cards by July 6th at the latest!)

Here’s the links to some fun fold card inspiration from my ABC series.  I hope you will pick one to create and participate in my fun fold card swap. *You do not need to make one from my series…feel free to make any fun fold card. I will showcase all the cards on my blog in July.

My ABC Fun Folds from A-E

My ABC Fun Folds from F-J

My ABC Fun Folds from K-O

My ABC Fun Folds from P-T

You can find even more fun fold card ideas under categories/fun fold cards!

F is for Fun Fold Flap Card

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today’s card is a Fun Fold Flap which I made into a gift card holder.

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I love ice cream!!! One of my favorite places to go for ice cream is Sweet Frog.  Oh Yum!!! The frog from the Love You Lots Stamp Set was perfect for this card.  This hostess stamp set will be retiring at the end of this month.  I adore all the critters in this set!

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I stamped the frog in Basic Black on Shimmery White then colored it with my Aqua Painter and Wild Wasabi ink.  I punched it out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. I also punched a 2″ Circle from Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered the two together.

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My Wild Wasabi cardstock measures 4 1/4 x 9.  I scored it at 1 3/4 and 6.  I cut a 2 3/4 x 4 piece of Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the front of my card. Then I centered the 2 inch Circle Punch over the score line on the inside of my card and punched.

I adhered a piece a piece of 4 x 4 Whisper White cardstock on the inside of my card. (It will cover part of the punched out circle.) I attached my layered circle on top making sure I could easily open and close the flap.  I used Tear & Tape to seal the flap on the bottom to make a pocket for the gift card. Then I cut a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of the confetti DSP and adhered it to the pocket.  I stamped the sentiments from the Cool Treats Stamp Set in Wild Wasabi ink. The small heart is punched from Melon Mambo cardstock.

I wrapped a piece of the NEW 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (available June 1st) around the card and tied a bow.  You can easily slide it to open the card.  I love how you can see the adorable little frog when the card is opened and closed.

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Stamp Sets: Love You Lots (retiring hostess set), Cool Treats  Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black  Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper (retiring)  Tools & Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Heart Punch, Aqua Painter, Min Chevron Ribbon, Tear & Tape Adhesive

I know several people who would love to receive this “Sweet Gift”.  We had an exchange student from Germany stay with us and she loved Sweet Frog as much as the rest of my family.

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So many choices!!

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What’s your favorite ice cream topping?

Have a Fantastic Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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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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