N is for Night Before Christmas

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Today I am showcasing the Night Before Christmas Suite. Check out what Santa is up to in this fun video…

The Night Before Christmas Suite is showcased on pages 24-26 in the Holiday Catalog. You can use the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Cards & Envelopes with the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack and have instant Christmas Cards! Talk about quick & easy!  Today I’m sharing how I used the Night Before Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to make some fun little Christmas treats.

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper sweet treat gift ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Take a look at all the different fun patterns in this short video!

This candy cane treat is quick & easy! The DSP makes a nice presentation for a sweet little holiday treat. (You could even put it on a gift as a tag!)

Stampin' Up! Tiny Keepsakes Bundle sweet candy cane treat idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The DSP measures 2 x 6 and is adhered to a Real Red 2 x 7 layer. I use a hole punch to punch two tiny holes on either side of the candy cane to thread the ribbon through and tie a bow. I added a couple of glue dots to secure the candy cane in place. The tag is from the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock and cut it out with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. I used White Bakers Twine to thread a jingle bell and tag and tied it around the candy cane. Quick & easy!

For my next project I made a fold over box.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright fold over box gift idea for friends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sentiment I used is from the stamp set, Making Christmas Bright (in the annual catalog). I got the dimensions for the box from Sam Donald (Pootles.com). The light bulbs pattern from the Night Before Christmas DSP was perfect to go with what I put inside the box.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright fold over box gift idea for friends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I host a cookie exchange with my friends every year and these will be perfect for their table favors. I got the bulbs from Hobby Lobby and filled them with mini M&M’s for a little treat or ornament to hang on their tree as a reminder of our special friendship!

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright fold over box gift idea for friends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the measurements to make the box:

  • Very Vanilla or Crumb Cake cardstock: 7 x 6 1/4, score ont he long side at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, 6. Score on the short side at 1 1/2 and 4 3/4.
  • DSP Panels: (2) 3 x 1 1/4, (2) 3/4 x 1 1/4, (1) 3/4 x 3
  • Very Vanilla: 1 x 2 3/4 to stamp sentiment in Delicata Golden Glitz
  • Scraps of Real Red, Old Olive, and Early Espresso to punch bulbs with Christmas Bulb Builder Punch

Fold and burnish the score lines. Cut, notch, and trim as shown below.

Stampin' Up! fold over box template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Add adhesive to the notched pieces on each end and in the middle on both sides and assemble the box. (You can view the video from Pootles.com to see how to put the box together HERE. *She put tealights in the box.)

I can’t decide which color box I like better, Very Vanilla or Crumb Cake? I need to make 10 more. Leave me a comment and let me know which color you think I should make for the rest of them.

So what do you do the Night Before Christmas? Every year our family gets together at my sister’s (~24 people ) for dinner on Christmas Eve.  (I love making the table favors for everyone!) After dinner we play “Yankee Swap”. Everyone brings a wrapped gift (~$25) and we draw numbers to see who goes first and so on. The first person opens a gift and then the next person can choose to take their gift or open a different one and it continues on so you never know what gift you will end up with til the very end.  It is always so much fun and every year there seems to be a “hot gift” that everyone wants. As our family has grown it is a fun way to have a little gift exchange without breaking the bank!  The best gift of all is just being together as a family and remembering the reason for the season!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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G is for Gather Together (with a Kit To Go)

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I can’t seem to get enough of the Gather Together Stamp Set and Gathered Leaves Dies! I have been creating many projects with this bundle. I am offering 3 FREE Come to Gather tutorials with any purchase of $40 or more. Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials are exclusive and will not appear on my blog.  In addition, you will receive a handmade card from me along with a card kit to create it!  I appreciate each and every order! You can click on the link to shop my online store!

I am so excited to share today’s projects!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card and gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sample for the Gather Together Bundle on page 5 in the Holiday Catalog caught my eye and I knew I wanted to recreate it. Here’s the inspiration and my card side by side. I used the same stamp set but different color ink for my background. I layered mine with Gold Foil and added a strip of vellum.

Who knew the background was actually sponged using a mask?! Oh my, now I have another favorite technique! I have been having so much fun playing with the new Decorative Masks.  They are found on page 35 in the Holiday Catalog and I missed them the first few times I browsed through the catalog. Take a look at these fun designs.

Stampin' Up Basic Pattern Decorative Masks - for ideas, tutorials, card kits, and more visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

I used sponge daubers and 4 ink colors (Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake, and Delicata Golden Glitz) to get the effect I wanted. It was so much fun! I did the envelope too!

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut the leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies from Grapefruit Grove, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze cardstock.  I love how the dies cut and emboss at the same time! I sponged the leaves with the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and popped them up with Dimensionals on top of the vellum strip and Gold Thread.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is one of the cards everyone made at my monthly card club and the ladies loved it! This sentiment works for a Thanksgiving or thank you card. Of course you can easily change the sentiment and use it for birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  I had the piece I used to demonstrate and not wanting to waste anything I decided to use it to decorate one of the new Gold Mini Pizza Boxes. Talk about easy! All I had to do was cut it to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and wrap the box with Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut and sponged the leaves the same as I did for the card and punched a 2 1/4″ vellum circle. I added the gold thread to tie in with the card and now I have a coordinating gift box. Here’s what I put inside….

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle Mini Gold Pizza Box with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

… leaf shaped wax melts! The best part….I found them at the Dollar Store! (Remember….It’s all about the presentation! LOL) I stamped the large leaf from the stamp set in gold and the sentiment is from the same set (Gathered Leaves) stamped in Cajun Craze. The perfect little gift for a hostess.  It just so happens I will be needing this hostess gift for Sunday as I am going to a friend’s house to make “velvet” pumpkins. We were told to bring a glue gun, old tube socks or batting, and some fabric. I have no idea how to do this but it sounds like fun! Here’s another look at the card and gift.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So do you think you’d like to give this decorative mask project a try? If so, you are in luck because I am planning to provide this technique based “Decorative Masks Kit To Go” for my October kit! Here’s what the kit will include:

  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (set of 4)
  • 4 card kits (using the different masks)
  • Pre-cut supplies for all four cards. *Stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy.
  • Envelopes for each card
  • Punched items and/or die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments
  • Step-by-step photo tutorial to complete each card (sent via email)
  • Alternative technique ideas

The cost for this special product based technique kit is $20 (plus $3.50 shipping & handling).

You will be able to use the decorative masks again and again on future projects. You will need ink, sponge daubers (or sponges) and adhesive to complete the kit. You can adapt this kit to use inks you have.  I will include a complete supply list for each sample included with the tutorial.

Orders need to be placed by October 10th. *This is a firm deadline so I can order the decorative masks and get them shipped out to you by the end of the month.

Here’s how to reserve your kit:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Decorative Mask Kit” in the subject line. Make sure you include your address! Then send payment through PayPal. To do this, go to paypal.com, sign in or register for an account, click “Send” and fill in my email address. Click “next”, then “Send to a Friend,” fill in the amount ($23.50), and Continue. If you do not use PayPal, you may send me a check.

I hope you are as excited about this technique kit to go as I am! It’s fun to try something new!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A New Look for the Wood Crate Framelits

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Stampin Up 2019 -2021 In Colors and Yankee Candle votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Yesterday was my first venture out since I had surgery on my arm. My daughter drove me around to run a few errands. I felt like I hit the jackpot at the Yankee Candle store…votive candles were 1/2 price!  I pulled out my swatch book and found colors to match our new In Colors!  I was like a kid in a candy store.  I couldn’t wait to get home and create!

Stampin Up wood Crate Framelits and 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love all 4 of the new patterns in the 2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (though I will miss the polka dots!).  I cut 2 pieces of each using the Wood Crate Framelits.  The crates are so quick & easy to put together as it cuts and scores at the same time.  Just add adhesive to the flaps and bottom of one and adhere the two pieces together.  The new Scalloped Linen Ribbon (available June 4th) added a nice touch with a simple knot for a bow. Look at this beautiful ribbon!

Stampin Up 2019-2021 In Color ribbon product share - visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These candle crates are perfect little thank you gifts for hostesses, teachers, hairdressers (or friends who spoil you with gifts and food following surgery). What a great idea for craft fairs! Here’s a close up of each of the crates with the new In Color Designer Series Paper patterns. (These same patterns will be available in 6 x 6 paper packs for each color family.)

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Rococo Rose
Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Terracotta Tile
Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Pretty Peacock
Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Seaside Spray

Do you have a favorite pattern?

These were so much fun to make I just couldn’t stop! Guess What?…The new Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (available June 4th) coordinates with the new In Colors!  Look at these fun mix of colors!

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Woven Threads Designer Series Paper

Here’s a close up of these fun designs…

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Purple Posy

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I couldn’t help myself and I had to try a little mix and match.

Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Woven Threads Designer Series Paper Yankee candle gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Hmmm….I think I like it better with the matching candles.  What about you?

So, are you convinced you need this die before it retires (or sells out)? Yesterday I shared some other ideas using the Wood Crate Framelits. If you missed that post, you can view it HERE.

I am excited about the new In Colors!  If you want to get your hands on these colors now, Click HERE to find out how!

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Have a wonderful day! (Get to your local Yankee Candle Store and take advantage of the sale on votives!)

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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