Label Me Pretty for Secretary’s Day

Last week was Secretary’s Day.  I teach at a small private school and our secretaries wear many hats.  They are pretty amazing and go above and beyond the call of duty!  I made these little gifts for them.


I am a sticky note addict and would be lost without my list of things to do and remember! I found these sticky notes at the Dollar Store and love how they match perfectly with one of the new In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist.


I shared how I made the sticky note holder in a previous post.  You can click HERE for the measurements and directions. I used the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack which features the 2017-2019 In Colors. I love the patterns in this set (they are from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper)!


Do you notice anything else new?

I used the new Pretty Label Punch and Label Me Pretty Stamp Set on the front of the holder. These will be available as a bundle when the new catalog debuts on June 1st.


I think everyone could use a sticky note holder at home or the office. I need to put one by the phone so my husband can write down who called me when he takes the message. (He always forgets to tell me!) Make one for yourself and one to share. Here’s another look at today’s project and the supplies I used to create it.


Stamp Sets: Label Me Pretty, Flourishing Phrases  Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise  Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Pretty Label Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sticky note pad, golf pencil



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X is for the Window BoX Thinlits

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing the Window BoX Thinlits Dies featured on page 43 in the Occasions catalog. Move over Dragonfly Dreams…there’s a new favorite in town!!  I think you’ll agree once you see some of the possibilities that you can do with these dies…they are to “die” for!!

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Window Box Thinlits Dies make it easy to create these boxes using the Big Shot. Check out this video for some great tips and to see all the different ways to use the thinlits included in this set.

Donna shared lots of great ideas for boxes and cards in her video!  This set passed the versatility test for sure! I couldn’t stop making these boxes!   I have lots of photos to share with you today.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp


I love to make boxes and bags to coordinate with my cards. It makes a nice gift presentation. I made this box to go with a card I shared previously. You can find all the details for the card and how I made the tag insert (using the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies) HERE.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I started with a 6 x 11 piece of cardstock to cut my 2 dies.  I cut the ends flaps off one of the pieces and put the box together as shown in the video. I used tear & tape to secure my box.  I marked on the photo below the 7 places where you need to apply adhesive.

For this box, I cut a  1 1/2 x 12″ strip of black DSP from the Neutrals Collection.  I started in the back and just wrapped it around and pressed gently along the corners to create natural score lines.  Then I used Multipurpose Glue to adhere it to the box. As you can see this box holds a lot!

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

How would you like to receive this card kit and box?  Check back tomorrow for information on my “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” TO GO!

This next box is for the principal at my school.  She loves pink! She has a bowl of Hershey kisses on her desk and my students love to stop by on our way out the door at 11:30 every day. They each choose a kiss from the bowl to take home.  I thought it would be nice to fill this box with pink Hershey Kisses and have my class give it to her tomorrow for her birthday.


Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made this box the same starting with a piece of 6 x 11 Blushing Bride cardstock this time. I used the Precision Base Plate and cut the top of the box before adhering the box together. Then I cut a 3 3/4 x 4 piece of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and trimmed it along the score lines using my paper snips. I  glued it on the inside of the lid.  I cut 1 1/2″ squares from the same DSP and adhered those on the 6 panels of the box. I attached a little piece of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon to the tab with a glue dot to make it easy to pull to open. The flowers were punched from Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride cardstock using the Petite Petals Bunch. I added Basic Pearl Jewels to the center of each.

I finished it off with a Very Vanilla bow on top.  Even the inside looks so pretty!


The next box is for my niece who is getting married in two weeks.  I used her colors to go with the card I made previously. (You can click HERE to see how I made the card.)

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits and wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

For this box I wanted to use the same elements as the card so I embossed the 2 die pieces using the Falling Petals Embossing Folder before I put the box together.  I rotated the bottom piece before embossing (just like you would for one of the dies) so the hearts would be facing the right way when I put the box together.

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I heat embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder and wrapped the box with the same silver ribbon as her card.

My last box (for now) is for our guest room.  I thought it would be so pretty to use it for a night light for guests.  I plan to make more of these as I think they are great little gifts to give! I used some retired Always Artichoke seam binding to wrap the box and tie a bow…it matched the throw pillow on the bed. You can still open the box without disturbing the ribbon to turn the battery light on and off.

Stampin Up Lighted Window Box Thinlits idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I was careful to remember to make sure my die was going the right way before I cut so the hearts would be facing up when I put the box together but with the ribbon wrapped around it you can’t even tell! (Keep that trick in mind if you mess up! LOL)

I love these “luminaries” and can’t wait to make more!  These would be gorgeous on a dinner table! You can lay them down or stand them up..the candle fits either way. I still have more of these boxes I want to make. I haven’t even used the stamp set and it has great sentiments that fit perfectly on the top or side of the box! There’s even tags and a sweet little flower! They can be used with the box or alone on cards or other projects!  You will definitely  be seeing more of this set in the future!  I’m going to make Valentine boxes for my family! So, which one is your favorite?  I’d love to hear from you!

Stampin Up Window Box Thinlits ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the Window Box Thinlits Dies and Window Shopping Stamp Set as a Bundle and Save 10%.  Click on the image below to view it in my online store.


You can purchase the products used to make today’s project in my online store. The bundle sells for $50.25 which automatically qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. Use the February hostess code K3VM6YBW when you check out and I will send you a card kit as my thanks for shopping with me! Check back tomorrow to find out about my new kits TO GO!!! Click HERE to shop.

Have an eXtra special day!

Just Stampin’


P.S.  I hope everyone is working on their card for my Card Swap!  Click HERE for the details!


N is for Notes…Love Notes Framelits Dies

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am showcasing the Love Notes Framelits Dies from the Sending Love Suite featured on pages 14 in the catalog. I made several projects today using these dies and photos.


These photos are of my daughter’s cat, Storm.  Ariane rescued her and 4 of her brothers and sisters from a storm drain.  They were frostbitten and needed to be bottle fed. We found homes for the other 4 kittens but Storm and Ariane had bonded. For 6 years this cat slept with her, sat on her lap while she worked on her computer, and followed her around like a puppy dog.  Storm even waited outside the bathroom door while she showered!  I don’t know who misses my daughter more, the cat or me! I’m sending this card, picture frame, and thank you notes in her Valentine’s Day care package.


I love photography as much as I love stamping! This Valentine card and coordinating envelope were quick & easy to make using the Love Notes Framelits Dies and Sending Love Stamp Set.  I purchased this set as a bundle and saved 10%.


Look at all these dies…14 of them!  I love the mini envelope die!  You can even remove the little note from inside the envelope. How adorable! I wanted it to look like Storm was bringing the note to her.


I cut the die from the Sending Love Glassine Sheets. The note was stamped on Blushing Bride cardstock with Sweet Sugarplum ink. The colors match Storm’s cute little nose and ears! I used glue dots to adhere the envelope.  I even stamped the back of the envelope and added a die cut heart.


I purchased the cute little silver picture frame at the Dollar Store!  (I certainly didn’t break the bank on this gift!) I stamped the sentiment and then die cut the cluster of hearts from the set and attached it to the picture frame with 2 mini glue dots.  Easy does it!


My daughter’s favorite color is purple and I was so excited when I found purple wrapped KitKat candy!  The perfect gift from her kitty!

I always make my daughter’s thank you cards and she sent out the last of her thank you notes after Christmas.  I used some more photos of her cat and made these thank you notes using the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. You get 20 note cards & envelopes for $6.00…I think that’s the best deal in the catalog!  I use them all the time for thank you notes!  I printed the 2 x 3 photos at CVS.  I got 4 per sheet for just 35 cents!


I used the Falling Petals Embossing Folder to emboss the front of the card.  I couldn’t decide which I liked better for the mini envelope… smoky slate or blushing bride. What do you think? I stamped the thanks from Suite Sentiments and wrapped the mini envelope with black baker’s twine.  I love these stinkin’ cute mini envelopes with removable notes! This card would be great for our cat sitter too!




Here’s a few more ideas showcasing the Love Notes Framelits Dies and Sending Love Stamp Set. I made these 3 x 3 notes at the Stampin’ Up! convention back in November.

Love Notes from Stampin’ Up! Sealed with Love Stamp Set and Love Notes Framelits Dies


Would you like to make a simple little love note to send?  Click HERE for a sample and directions. You can receive some Love Notes Dies with a card kit to make 2 love notes simply by placing an online order using the January hostess code EPGDT3KF.  I will put the kit in the mail to you as my thanks for shopping with me. Click HERE to shop.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’




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C is for Card Tin


Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I am sharing the Sale-A-Bration Card Tin which I embellished and added a Perpetual Birthday Calendar. I love this card tin and the best part is it’s FREE!  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of your choice for every $50 you spend (before shipping & tax).


I love to give a set of cards as a gift and I love how this makes a beautiful presentation.  I send a set of cards to my mom for Mother’s Day and as birthday gifts for friends & family. This tin is perfect to keep cards organized.  You can choose to organize them by categories (by using the Tin of Cards Stamp Set to label your dividers as pictured in the catalog) or make a Birthday card box and sort your cards by months like I did.  I used the Perpetual Birthday Stamp Set and stamped the months on each of my divider tabs.  The tin comes with 9 customizable card divider tabs. You can easily make 3 more using thick whisper white cardstock so you’ll have one for each month. This is really easy to put together. Cut the Happy Birthday die from the Party Pop-Up Thinlits using the Big Shot and Precision Base Plate. Adher it to the tin with mini glue dots.  Print out a perpetual calendar for each month, trim with your paper snips, and adhere it to the dividers. (I used Snail adhesive to adhere the calendars.)  Then just fill in the names of family members & friends beside their birth date on the monthly dividers. What’s great is you( or the person you gift it to) can use this year after year.  A special thanks to Lee Beulher and my husband for making the printable calendars for me (and sizing them to fit on the dividers).  I’ve included a print friendly version for you below.




The tin is a beautiful way to store handmade cards for birthdays or all occasions.  You can even customize your tin with die-cut letters and designs as shown below.


My daughter wants one to keep on her desk for the special cards she receives. (She claims she has run out of space to leave them all displayed on her desk.)  I like that she wants to keep them! I actually have a “memory box” in my closet with special items I have saved over the years…handwritten notes from my grandmother and dad (both have passed away) as well as special cards and letters from students, family, and friends.  I also have some handmade cards and drawings that my kids made when they were little.  I call it my “feel good box” and every once in awhile I like to pull it out and remember.  My husband has a basket (that was his mom’s) with all the cards and notes he received after his mom died. It’s amazing how such a simple gesture such as a card or handwritten note can make a difference.  This is why I love what I do! I hope the cards I make will put a smile on someones’s face or offer comforting words when needed.  I know how much I love to receive a card in the mail and these days everyone sends their wishes via Facebook, texts and emails so it’s even more exciting to get an actual birthday card in the mail. It’s just a bonus if it’s handmade!! So here’s my special for today…purchase $50 or more from my online store and I will send you the birthday card kit I featured yesterday along with the Happy Birthday die cut I used to embellish my card tin.  Be sure to enter the Hostess Code EPGDT3KF when you check out. Click HERE to shop my online store.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


Choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 purchase!

Avant Garden Stamp Set   Item #143272


Carried Away Designer Paper  Item #143608


So Very Much Stamp Set   Item #143343 (c)

Delicate Details Stamp Set   Item #143314


Inside The Lines DSP   Item #143830


3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack   Item #143601

Tasty Trucks Stamp Set   Item #143300


Any Occasion Stamp Set   Item #143348


Card Tin   Item #143833

Hey, Chick Stamp Set   Item #143331


Designer Tee Stamp Set   Item #143359


Pretty Pocket Card Kit   Item #143832

Here’s to Cheers and Cheerful Tags

The Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies combine to create cute tags to embellish a bottle of wine, gift card, plate of treats, or pretty much any gift. This set is so versatile and can be used year round for hostess gifts, birthdays, etc. Here’s one I made for New Years.

Ring in the New Year with the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and Cheerful Tags Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

I love how elegant this tag looks.  And it was so quick & easy to make with the Cheerful Tags Framelits. I heat embossed the sentiment from Here’s to Cheers with gold embossing powder and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I thought the stitching tied in with the new metallic ribbon that is so soft and gorgeous!  (You can earn this ribbon for FREE during Sale-A-Bration starting January 4th!) I layered the sentiment on some gold glimmer paper I cut from the Layering Squares Framelits.  The gold bow paper clip adds that touch of elegance.

New woven Metallic Ribbon available from Stampin’ Up! for a limited time during Sale-A-Bration
Elegant wine tag in gold and vanilla made using the Cheerful Tags Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

Here’s another version I made for individual little wine bottles.  These would make great table favors for a dinner party or little gift for a friend.

Use the Cheerful Tags Framelits to make a wrap for a bottle

For this bottle wrap I used the same die but I cut off the part of the tag that has the hole to go over the top of the bottle.  I wanted to make it wrap around the bottle and this was easy to accomplish by threading some gold ribbon through the openings in the die cut.  I tied a simple knot and embellished with some gold foil I cut using another die in the set. I heat embossed the sentiment and punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  I really love this sentiment…it can be used for birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, or any special occasion.

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing the stamps and dies.

Here’s a few more ideas using this stamp set and dies.



I love how these tags and dies add that special touch to gift giving!  It makes a quick & easy gift for a neighbor, coworker, friend, or hostess. If you buy the stamp set and dies as a bundle you’ll save 10%. This set from the Holiday catalog will carry over in January; however, the bundle will no longer be available to purchase.  Get it now and SAVE 10%!

Stamp Set: Here’s to Cheers  Ink: VersaMark  Papers: Gold Foil, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper  Tools & Accessories: Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Gold Satin Ribbon, Metallic Ribbon (SAB item), Bow Paper Clip Embellishments, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Stampin’ Dimensionals

If you like this project and want to order the supplies needed to make it yourself, please visit my online store. You can shop 24/7 to order any of the project supplies needed. Click HERE.

Have a wonderful day and a Happy New Year!

Just Stampin’



T is for This Christmas DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am showcasing This Christmas Designer Series Paper.


One of the things I love about this paper pack is you get 4 of each of the designs.  That’s great when you want to make multiple cards using one design.  You can get 6 4″x 6″ pieces from each 12 x 12 sheet…that’s 24 from each design.  Great for making Christmas cards!


It’s less than 2 months til Christmas! Time to start working on those Christmas card ideas and gift tags! Here are some ideas I posted previously showcasing this paper pack with cards, boxes, and tags. Click on the image to see the original post.

This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set


This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set

Custom Box with This Christmas Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!
Christmas Tags with This Christmas DSP and Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set


Mini Notebooks covered with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper make great stocking stuffers and fit nicely in a purse!



Stampin’ Up! announced an upcoming sneak peek….   I am SUPER excited and can’t wait to get my hands on these! Check out the video below!

Stitched from the Heart – Available 1 Nov 2016

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog that comes out in June and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.

The framelits coordinate with the stamp sets below that will be 25% off their regular price.


I will be putting in an order early morning November 1st so let me know if you want to order (email me: or you can order online and use the Hostess Code  7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



A Simple Sunday Project…Let’s Color!

I can’t believe after just 4 days back to school and I was down for the count!  It’s no fun being sick!  If this was a test for my husband and his vows “through sickness and health”, he passed with flying colors!  He took such good care of me and even brought me flowers.  I must have been pretty pitiful the past couple of days! I am happy to be feeling better and couldn’t wait to get back stamping! Have you noticed how coloring books are the big trend now?  Research has shown there are many benefits to coloring so I decided to make some fun covers for those composition books that seem to be on every kids back to school supply list.  Wouldn’t it be more interesting if the covers looked like this? It would be a fun creative project to do with kids and let them stamp and color their notebooks.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms and Vintage Leaves stamped notebooks - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stamped Notebook Covers


I bought these marble bound composition books on sale for .50 each!  I cut a piece of whisper white cardstock 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 and stamped all over with Basic Black ink.



I used the Birthday Blooms and Vintage Leaves stamp sets.  I glued the cardstock to the cover with Tombow Multipurpose Glue then trimmed the corners.  I added ribbon to the flower notebook and the new Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape to the Vintage Leaves notebook.  It’s as quick & simple as that.  Include some colored pencils and it makes a great gift for someone young or old!


I keep a journal for my blog with ideas, sketches, etc. and this works great! I’m sure you can think of a dozen or more uses too!

The other day I shared the mini composition books which I decorated with Designer Series Paper.  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my Back to School projects this past week. I am excited about what I’ve planned for the month ahead…The ABC’s of Stampin’!  (What can I say, I’m a teacher!) Whether you are a newbie to stamping or a seasoned stamper, I’m sure there will be something for you.  I learn new things everyday! I hope to inspire you along the way with some fun cards, projects, and tips as well as some exclusive special offers!  Be sure to check back each day!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’