Sending a Little Love

Yesterday I shared a treat box I made for my daughter using the Popcorn Thinlits Dies. You can see that post HERE.  I made this quick & easy 3 x 3 note card to go with it.

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit

I used the same print from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper pack for my card.  The DSP is a 2 1/2″ square and the Lemon Lime Twist layer is just 1/8″ larger. The card base is Soft Sky cut at 3 x 6 and scored at 3″.  The “love” die is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut it out with fun foam and Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered the two together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to make it pop. (My daughter loves the glimmer paper!)

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit

I stamped the inside sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink. I love the fonts and sentiments included in this set! (You can click on the highlighted stamp name above to view the stamp set.)

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit

Did you notice the envelope in the photo? I love to decorate my envelopes to match! A little DSP on the flap does the trick!

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit

I have great news… Stampin’ Up! brought back the mini envelopes for the 3 x 3 note cards! I like to enclose these in gifts I give. They are also great for little inspirational notes or quotes to have on hand and give to people that might need a little pick me up. These Whisper White 3 x 3 envelopes will be available in the new catalog starting Friday, Sept. 1. If you shopped with me in the last 6 months you should be receiving your catalog this week (if  you haven’t received it already).  Enjoy browsing and get ready to play along with some fun interaction on my blog next week! Here’s a look at the card and treat box.

Stampin Up 3 x 3 note card and treat holder using Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Popcorn Box Thinlits, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. For directions and ordering visit

Stamp Set: Ribbon of Courage (inside sentiment) Papers: Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper Ink: Night of Navy (inside card) Tools & Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Popcorn Box Thinlits, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Fun Fold Happy Mail

I interrupt my regularly scheduled post to bring you some happy mail. When I came home last night from my book club meeting there was a package sitting on the counter for me. (Both my husband and I are terrible about remembering to get the mail!) One look at the envelope and I couldn’t wait to open it!


Cute, right? When I opened it, I was amazed to find this gorgeous purse!! Daisies, my favorite! There was a note enclosed and I can’t tell you how much it touched my heart.  It was from a blog reader, Kathy Royce. She saw this on Splitcoast Stampers and said she had to make one especially for me.  She thought it was perfect timing because I was doing this fun fold series.  Oh my Gosh!!!  I am so blessed!


The clutch purse was designed by Dee Slater and you can bet I will be checking out Splitcoast Stampers for directions to CASE it too! (Kathy, if you are reading this, post the link in the comments or email me and I will update with the link.)


It gets even better….when I opened it there were 4 gorgeous note cards enclosed!  WOW! What an exciting surprise!


Here’s a close up of each of these adorable cards and custom envelopes.





I am one lucky person! I love to create and it brings me joy if I can inspire others to share handmade kindness. Kathy, you made my day!!! I am honored to be the recipient of this generous gift and kindness.


Please leave a comment for Kathy and then make someone’s day…send a card to someone today!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Just Stampin’


*UPDATE…Here is the link to the tutorial.

Thank you Susan and Kathy for sharing the link!!!

A Paper Pumpkin Gift Set

I have had so much fun playing with last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!  One of the nice things about being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber is you get to order refill kits for just $8.00! I love the shaker cards in this kit and thought they would make a fun gift set to give. I bought several extra kits, added my own touch, and split them up to make sets of 4.

Gift set of cards from October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit

I love to give cards to friends and hostesses and they also make nice gifts for teachers, hairdressers, etc.  Instead of giving a set of thank you cards or all occasion cards,  I decided to “shake it up” this time and let the recipient decide what kind of card it’s going to be. I stamped the die cuts with several possible sentiments and included some glue dots to adhere them to the cards. I stamped both sides of the die cut shapes to give even more options.  They can choose to layer the die cuts on the front of the card or use one on the front and one on the inside. I even sponged some of the punched out leaves which they can add to the front of the envelope or on the inside of the card. There’s so many possibilities.

Here’s a look some possible cards with the added sentiments.

The recipient can decide if they need all birthday cards, thank you cards, etc.

I cut some of the die cut banners from the kit in half to give more options for sentiments. I love the “just wanted to say..” stamp.  You can use it as a note and write inside or attach several different sentiments inside.

Another nice thing about this set is you have the option of making it a vertical card.

In addition to using the stamp set in the kit as well as past paper pumpkin kits, I made a few of my own banners to include some sentiments for Thanksgiving. I’m sure any Thanksgiving host would love a special card.

I hope I have given you lots of ideas and different ways to combine elements and think “outside the box”. The Paper Pumpkin kits make it quick, easy, and affordable to give lots of handmade gifts. I even like to include the stamps in the package so they have everything they need to send a card and make someone smile! Who do you know that would love a set of cards?

Gift set made from October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit

I’m getting together this afternoon with my Paper Pumpkin Players and I have lots of alternative ideas for them this month! We’ll be making more than just cards!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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