Mini Post It Note Easel Holder

I’m back! I’m happy to be stamping and creating again! I’ve been helping my daughter move and get settled in to her new apartment. It was a challenge to pack all her stuff and both her cats and travel over 400 miles (with all the restrictions and safety precautions) but we did it! Stamping has been my therapy this week as I left a big part of my heart in Massachusetts!

Many teachers and students (my daughter included) are heading back to school this week.  It will certainly be a different learning experience for everyone! I have a quick & easy gift idea for teachers, students, coworkers, or friends.

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I would be lost without sticky notes! I use them all the time! Combine them with the new Plaid Tidings Patterned Paper and the Apple Builder Punch and you have a little gift that’s sure to brighten someone’s day! Check out all the different patterns in the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Pack.

Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Patterned Paper - for inspiration and ordering information visit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am having so much fun creating with these gorgeous plaids! I cut my paper in 2 inch strips so I could punch 6 apples from 1 (6 x 6) sheet. (I have many teacher friends I wanted to make these for!) I received one of these mini post it note holders from my friend, Susan Itell, several years ago.

Stampin' Up! Mini Post It Note Holder created by Susan Itell - for more ideas visit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I played around with the measurements and made mine a little different. You can check out Susan’s version and photo tutorial HERE. Here’s the measurements to make mine:

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Fold and burnish the first 2 score lines forward then fold the last score line back.  Add adhesive just between the score lines where the flap will fold back. The Mini Sticky Notes will act as a stopper and hold the easel in place when open. Adhere the sticky notes close to the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I punched the stem and leaf from Pretty Peacock Designer Series Paper (2019- 2021 In Color Paper Pack) and adhered to the apple with Mini Glue Dots. I adhered the apple with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I couldn’t decide if I liked the apple with a bow from Linen Thread or Gold Cord. Which do you prefer? Here’s a closeup of each.

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Apple Builder Punch and Plaid Tidings Mini Post It Note Holder idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can stamp any sentiment on the sticky note or write a personal message! I used the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set for my sentiments. You can make a bunch of these at a time! They really are quick & easy to do! I bet you can think of someone who could use one of these! Check back and see what else I made with this paper pack!

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Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’


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Buzzing with Excitement for the Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop”(or “buzz”) along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Mini Curvy Keepsake Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These little critters are “buzzing” with excitement! I started blogging just before my youngest left for college. (She set up this blog to keep me busy so I wouldn’t miss her so much.) It’s hard to believe she will be graduating in less than two months! (Fun Fact….Her college mascot is named Buzz.)  Time does fly (or buzz) by when you’re having fun! I’m celebrating my 7 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! this week! (I made a smart decision and joined during Sale-A-Bration!) I have met so many wonderful friends through my journey with Stampin’ Up! This card is headed to one of those sweet friends.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Thinking of You peek-a-boo card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love this color combination! This is one of those cards that just evolved as I was creating with the Honey Bee Bundle (one of my favorite sets in the Mini Catalog).  I was planning to make a wreath which turned in to a “peek-a-boo” card when I got ink on the card front. Rather than start over I just punched it out.  Anyway, in the end I really love how it turned out. Here’s the card details:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White scored at 5 1/2 for a side fold card
  • Inside card: 4 x 5 1/4 Basic Black and 3 3/4 x 5 Whisper White
  • Adhere 1 1/4″ Daffodil Delight and 1″ strip of DSP along left side of card front.
  • Punch (or die cut) a 2 1/4″ Circle in the card front and another with the Golden Honey DSP. Adhere Circle DSP through the opening on the front to inside of card. *This helps guide you where to write or stamp on the inside so it won’t show through.
  • Stamp flowers around the circle using Memento Black Ink and color with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (lightly) or Watercolor Pencil.
  • Make a double bow with Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon and attach with a Glue Dot.
  • Stamp sentiment on 1/2″ strip of Daffodil Delight and notch the ends. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp bee on scrap piece of Whisper White and cut with Detailed Bee Dies. Color with Daffodil Delight Blends and Clear Wink of Stella. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Punch (or die cut) a 2″ circle from Basic Black cardstock then center and cut 2 1/2″ Circle to create a frame.  Glue on inside of card around the circle opening.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee pee-a-boo card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Don’t forget to stamp/decorate the envelope to match!

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee card and Mini Curvy Keepsake box gift set for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Who is your “sweet friend” that you would send this card to? Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win my mystery blog candy. Winner will be announced on Friday, March 13th. Don’t forget to “buzz” back to see who wins!  Subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on a single post!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

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Y is for Yankee Candle Box for the Yuletide Season

Welcome to 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! Today I have a quick & easy Yankee candle box for the Yuletide season. These boxes are ready to fill with a votive candle gift or treats.

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

Here’s the details to make the box:

Materials & Measurements

  • DSP: 6 x 8 1/2 scored on the long side at 2, 4, 6, 8. Scored on the short side at 2 and 4.
  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla: scrap to stamp sentiment and cut with Square Die
  • Gold Foil/Copper Foil: 2″ square to cut Layering Square Die
  • Ribbon: ~ 6″ to thread through top of box and tie a bow or knot


  • Fold and burnish score lines. Cut the small rectangles off each end at the bottom.  Cut the score line on each side up to the first score line.Stampin' Up! Box for Yankee Candle Votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Add adhesive along the notched piece and close the box to adhere.
  • Make sure the seam is in the back then close the bottom of the box. First fold in the sides, then fold the back piece forward, add adhesive and fold the front piece back.
  • Add your votive candle or other gift and fold the side flaps in to close. Hold the front and back pieces together, punch two holes with 1/8″ hole punch and thread ribbon through and tie a bow to close.
  • Stamp sentiment and cut out with Layering Squares Dies.  Adhere to foil then attach to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Optional: Add embellishments to box.

The Yankee Candle votives were on sale this weekend (1/2 price) so I stocked up! It’s amazing how easy it was to match with Stampin’ Up! cardstock and DSP! Here’s a look at each box.

Stampin Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty 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

Stampin Up! Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper Box Idea for Yankee Candle votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these?! They are great little gifts for hairdressers, bus drivers, teachers, etc. The greatest part of Christmas is spreading cheer to everyone! No matter what sentiment you want to express for the season, you’ll find it with the Greatest Part of Christmas Stamp Set.Stampin' Up! Greatest Part of Christmas Stamp set - for inspiration and ordering information visit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

There are so many sentiments I love in this set! I love the different fonts too! *This exclusive stamp set is available with Host rewards. Ask me how you can earn yours for FREE! Here’s some ideas from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team showcasing this stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card idea and Copper Tin Box idea using the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


Do you have a favorite box from today? Leave me a comment below! Be sure to check back for more Yankee candle box ideas using 6 x 6 DSP!

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