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.

Join my team!  Contact me for more information.  j.stark@myactv.net

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!   http://www.juststampin.com
Christmas Tags with This Christmas DSP and Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set   http://www.juststampin.com


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: j.stark@myactv.net) 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’