A Pocketful of Happiness

Welcome to my 12 Days of Giveaways! Let’s start right off with today’s winner….Congratulations to Deanette! Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I’ll put a kit in the mail for you to make the votive candle boxes! I am having so much fun sending little gifts in the mail and I love reading all the comments! There’s still many gifts to go in my 12 Days of Giveaways!  All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win each day! Today’s project is one I recently sent to everyone who took advantage of my Free Shipping offer (through Cyber Monday). I hope they like their “pocketful of happiness”.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness In Color note card / gift card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I knew I wanted to use the Pocket Dies.  The die makes the perfect pocket to slide in a gift card, cash, or in this case a check (to cover the cost of their shipping charges). The Pocketful of Happiness Stamp Set coordinates with the dies and is one of my absolute favorites from the annual catalog! I have used it for so many birthday and thank you cards. It has great sentiments I use all the time!

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness Stamp set - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can color the images with blends, markers, watercolor pencils, etc. I was inspired by Erica Cerwin’s tone on tone card and adapted it for my note cards. I loved making these cards using the different patterns in the 6 x 6 In Color DSP.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness In Color note card / gift card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are really quick & easy to make! The DSP measures 3 x 4 1/2  and is adhered to a cardstock layer that is 1/8 larger. Stamp the pocket image in the same color ink as the cardstock and cut with the die.  Fold and burnish the score lines and add adhesive to the folded flaps (I recommend Tear & Tape or Liquid Glue). Add Wink of Stella to the dove and a couple pearls on the flowers. I used the Delightful Tag Topper to punch a 2 x 3 1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock to put in the pocket (along with the check). A simple knot with the Scalloped Linen Ribbon adds a nice touch and makes it easy to pull out the stamped note. Inside the card I stamped the pretty floral image at the top and added a sticky note to write a personal message.  That way they can remove the sticky note and reuse the card to send to someone else! Pretty clever don’t you think?!

These make great birthday cards if you want to give cash or a gift card! Stamp the birthday sentiment from the set and you are done! Who wouldn’t love a pocketful of happiness like that?! Here’s some of the other ones I made using more In Colors!

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness In Color note card / gift card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

How perfect is that floral image for the envelope?! Do you have a favorite In Color or DSP pattern? Leave me a comment and you could be the next winner in my 12 Days of Giveaways! The ladies at the post office are getting in on the fun as much as I am!  They want to know what’s in the envelopes I’m mailing out each day! They feel the envelopes and try to guess! LOL I’m lucky I live so close as I spend a lot of time there!!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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    Here’s the winners so far:
    Day 1 – Diane – Snowman gift card kit
    Day 2 – Kim Johnson – favorite Christmas card
    Day 3- Judy B. – Wine tag kit
    Day 4 – Carol B. – fun fold punch kit
    Day 5 -Deanette – votive candle box kit
    Day 6 -???- Pocketful of Happiness gift card note card
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    • Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

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Z is for Zzzz….

Welcome to the last post of my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I was trying to come up with something for the letter Z (It is always a hard one in my alphabet series) when this little poem popped in to my head…

Don’t wait until the night before Christmas
When you want to get some zzz’s.
If you still have gifts to make,
Create one of these.

I thought I would showcase some of my favorite gift ideas from this series. *You can click on any image to see the original post with directions.

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Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Copper Tin Christmas gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Pizza Box Christmas gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Cocoa Mix gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Christmas bag idea using the Tags Tags Tags Bundle from Stampin' Up! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Wine Tag idea made with Cheers Die and Seasonal Wreath Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Wine Tag idea made with Cheers Die and Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set and Designer Series Paper Box Idea for Yankee Candle votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper Box Idea for Yankee Candle votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you are like me, you have people on your list who are just hard to buy for! That’s where gift cards come to the rescue! Rather than just give a plain gift card, I like to come up with different ways to make the presentation fun.  I think this one does the trick!

Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I changed up the DSP and made another version (shown below) to give to my son for Christmas. He loves to go snowboarding so I am planning to add a gift card for him to use at his favorite ski resort.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Gift Card and Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The measurements, etc. are the same as the previous one that I made for my daughter. You can click HERE for the directions. For this version I used products from the Let It Snow Suite (including the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit for his felt hat)! The Snowman Builder Punch can be used to punch snowmen from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Gift Card and Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the sentiments in the Snowman Season Stamp Set!!! I had fun stamping the back! I fussy cut this little snowman from the DSP.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Gift Card and Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you have a favorite gift idea from this series?  I’d love to hear which one.  Leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner to receive a kit to make the snowman gift card holder.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

You can purchase the products I used to create the Snowman Gift Card Treat Holder and other projects from my online store. Click HERE or on the images below to shop! For orders under $150 please use the host code.

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*Orders of $40 or more receive EXCLUSIVE monthly tutorials (via email). The tutorials this month feature card ideas using the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack (Nov.)

Product List for Snowman Season Gift Card/Treat Holder (Click on image to view in my online store.)

X is for XO-llent

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! We are coming near the end of this series; however, I will have more ABC fun to come! Stampin’ Up!’s Tags, Tags, Tags, set is XO-llent for several holidays (Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day) as well as any time you want to send a bit of love! I shared some projects I made with this bundle previously. You can check them out HERE.  Today’s project is for my daughter.

Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter’s birthday was last week and it was one she’ll never forget! She’s a senior at Georgia Tech so we were not together to celebrate this year. She had scheduled to take her GRE exam on the morning of her birthday. (Crazy right?!) After the exam she was traveling by Uber back to her dorm when a car ran a stop sign, hit the van she was in (which flipped over), and caused it to hit another car.  I was on the road driving to Massachusetts when I got the dreaded phone call that she had been in an accident and was on her way to the hospital by ambulance. I am so very thankful that aside from being badly bruised, very sore, and a few cuts, she is fine. Thank goodness she was wearing her seatbelt! Her guardian angel was watching over her!!! (Thank you Sister Corda!!!) Here’s a picture of the van she was in.

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Yesterday she got the results from the graduate exams she took that morning and she knocked it out of the park! I thought she would appreciate some “Hugs & Kisses” along with a gift certificate to celebrate!

Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details for this “sweet” gift card holder:

Materials & Measurements (Special thanks to BJ Peters for the dimensions!)

  • Poppy Parade:  6 3/4″ x 10 1/4″.  Score on the long side at 2 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 8 3/4″, 9 3/4″. Score on the short side at 1″ and 5 3/4″. 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ to adhere candy.
  • Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.*Optional: 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (for the back)
  • Whisper White: scrap to stamp and cut tag, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2 (for back)
  • Gold Foil: scrap to cut heart die
  • Window Sheet: 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon: ~ 18″ to wrap box and tie a bow
  • Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon” ~ 3″ for tag. Tie with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

Directions

  • Cut the small rectangles off along the bottom on both sides. Cut the long sides along the score line as shown below. Snip the tabs on both sides in to the score line. Use the Stitched Rectangle Die to cut an opening in the center as shown.
  • Fold and burnish along the score lines except the second one from the top. *That score line was just to mark where to cut the sides.
  • Adhere DSP to the top panel then cut a half circle using the 1″ Circle Punch. Flip over and add Liquid Glue along the top and side (that is opposite from the punched circle).  Fold over to adhere.
  • Adhere window sheet on inside with snail adhesive. Add Tear & Tape (or Liquid Glue) along the bottom strip. Fold over to adhere along the base of the DSP.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White with Poppy Parade Ink. Cut with Trio of Tags Dies. Thread Poppy Parade ribbon through hole and tie with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut heart die from Gold Foil Scrap and adhere to tag with Mini Glue Dot,
  • Adhere candy kisses to Poppy Parade strip with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Glue one end of the box closed. Insert candy strip and wrap box with ribbon to keep the other end closed. The ribbon slides on and off like a belly band so the recipient can open the box.
  • Stamp sentiment on back in Delicata Gold Metallic and Poppy Parade Inks. Add die cut heart and strip of DSP.Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP is gorgeous and I have been using it for so many projects lately (not just Christmas)! It is only available this month (while supplies last). Click HERE to check out all the products from the Christmastime is Here Suite or download the flyer HERE.

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

You can purchase any of the products I used to create today’s project from my online store.  Click HERE or on the images below to shop! For orders under $150 please use the host code.

November Host Code:  AWZD2TMG

*Orders of $40 or more receive EXCLUSIVE monthly tutorials (via email) featuring the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack (Nov.)

Product List for Hershey Kisses Gift Card Holder (Click on image to view in my online store.)