Thanksgiving Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! This Thanksgiving may look different than years past, and this may be a really difficult time for many, but know that you are not alone. You make a big difference to me and I am grateful! And when you share your cards know that you are making a big difference to others too!Thanksgiving 2020
I am thankful my daughter was able to make it home from college for Thanksgiving. We miss having our son home and being together with the rest of our family but there is always something to be thankful for. Even though there was just the three of us this year I still kept with our family traditions and made Thanksgiving favors and had a little dinner game conversation fun! I sent one to my son and we facetimed to include him in our festivities. I used some leftover Paper Pumpkin kits and the Beautiful Autumn stamp set to quickly put these together.

Stampin'' Up! Paper Pumpkin Thanksgiving table favors using Beautiful Autumn stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
My kids groan when I pull out our conversation starter game but I know they enjoy it and we always learn a little something new each year. I used the Arrange A Wreath stamp set for the sentiment and punched the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch. I used the Sprig Punch with some vellum and the retired leaf punch to add some embellishment.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin alternative idea for Thanksgiving Gratitude Jar using Arrange A Wreath stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This couldn’t be any easier to put together. Tie a ribbon around a mason jar, fill with conversation starters and decorate the front (for any occasion).  You could do this for any get together with family or friends.  We sometimes share at Christmas or New Year’s….just whenever we can be together.

Download and print the Gratitude Conversation Starters HERE.

I hope your Thanksgiving this year is one to be thankful for next year!

So, from my family to yours, have a safe and

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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So Much Happy for Ariane’s Birthday!

Today is my daughter’s birthday! I wish we could be together to celebrate! Here’s the birthday “cake” card and little gift I sent her. Stampin' Up! So Much Happy birthday card and acetate gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Can you guess her favorite color? I always make purple cards for her! I love this birthday cake card idea from Brenda Quintana.  It is real easy to make with the Happy Dies. I used both the dies and stamp set from the So Much Happy Bundle to create this gift set. Stampin' Up! So Much Happy bundle - visit juststampin.com for inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The So Much Happy Bundle includes the So Much Happy Stamp Set and the Happy Dies. Make birthday cards, graduation gifts, and other papercrafting projects with the So Much Happy Stamp Set. Decorate your projects with fun die-cut elements—balloons, streamers, and more with the coordinating Happy Dies! You can create so many fun projects and cards with this bundle! Here’s the details to make the card:

Measurements:

  • Purple Posy (Card Base): 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, scraps to punch flowers
  • DSP (Playing With Patterns): 4 1/4 x 4 3/8, 1/2 x 4 (inside)
  • Whisper White (icing): 2 pieces 4 1/4 x 1, 4 x 4  (inside)

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish card base.
  2. Line the top of the letters on the Happy Die with the fold of the card base and run it through the die cut machine.
  3. Adhere the DSP to the card front.
  4. Use the Scalloped edge die to cut 2 pieces for icing. *Run each piece through with different parts of the die to get a different look for each.
  5. Adhere icing strips to the front of the card.
  6. Punch flowers using the Small Bloom Punch and Confetti Flowers Border Punch. Adhere to card with Mini Glue Dots. Add Pearl Basic Jewels to flower centers.
  7. Adhere Whisper White layer inside.  Stamp sentiment in Highland Heather and adhere DSP strip along the bottom.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy birthday cake card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Happy Dies fun fold birthday cake card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I have been making a lot of these acetate gift boxes lately.  I enjoy making cards and gifts to coordinate!
Stampin' Up! Clear Acetate Gift Box idea with So Much Happy stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I enjoyed reading your comments and ideas for what to put in these 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 acetate boxes! Here’s what I put in this one.

A year ago I never would have thought that I’d be looking for a necklace to attach a mask. It’s a useful and practical gift for this year.  I also added some chocolate (of course)! The acetate box holds 6 wrapped Hershey nuggets as well as the necklace. I used a piece of coordinating cardstock in the front of the box and cut 6 1x 3 in. strips to wrap the nuggets.  I added a small pearl and flowers punched with the Small Bloom Punch and Confetti Flowers Border Punch to each one. Usually we like to give a birthday “experience” every year but there’s certainly nothing usual about this year!  This year has provided enough new “experiences” and she wants/needs a desk for her apartment.  I’m hoping this birthday is better than last year! If you follow my blog you may remember she had to take her graduate exam on her birthday last year and the Uber van she was in was involved in an accident. She spent most of her birthday in the hospital.
She’s not planning to go anywhere today!!!

Today’s the day I promised to announce the blog candy winner of the kit to make the poinsettia acetate box. And the winner is…Bernice P! Congratulations Bernice!
Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals acetate gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Thanks to all who left comments sharing ideas! I’d love it if you could leave a comment wishing my daughter a Happy Birthday today! She’s doing research and working hard to help during this pandemic and stop the spread of the coronavirus!

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Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Game On!

Today is my husband’s birthday! We are a huge game family! I grew up with 4 sisters and a brother and we were always playing cards and games. When I moved away after college I missed having someone to play games with so when I got married and had kids we played games! We have been playing more than ever during this pandemic! I have been using the Game On Stamp set to make all kinds of cards and gifts. Here’s what I made for my husband.
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday card and gift ideas- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think I used almost every stamp image and sentiment in this gift set! Here’s a look at the Game On stamp set.Stampin' Up! Game On Stamp Set - for inspiration and ordering visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love this stamp set! The sentiments and images are great for all kinds of gifts and masculine cards. I used it to make my fun fold card, notebook cover, and Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box.  Here’s a look at each starting with the card.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This plaid from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack is so my husband! (I think he may actually have a shirt with this plaid.) You will see below the new game I bought for his birthday and this sentiment couldn’t be more perfect! This card is a Dutch Door Fun Fold. You know how I love fun fold cards and I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve made one of these!  It is so stinkin’ easy too!!! I love how it looks standing up.
Stampin' Up! Game On masculine birthday card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s the details:

Measurements:

  • Cherry Cobbler (Card Base): 9 x 4 scored at 5 1/2, 2 x 8 1/2 scored at 2 1/8 on each end, 5/8 x 2 7/8, scrap to fussy cut layer around cards
  • Basic Black: 4 x 3 1/4, 2 pieces cut 1 7/8 x 1 7/8, 3/4 x 3 (to layer sentiment strip), scraps to fussy cut layer around dice
  • DSP (Plaid Tidings): 3 7/8x 3 1/8, Cut 2 pieces 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, 1 3/4 x 4 (inside)
  • Whisper White: 1/2 x 3 to stamp sentiment then punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside piece), 1 full sheet to stamp images in Real Red and Memento Black Ink. *I stamped everything for all 3 projects at once and fussy cut out.

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish both pieces for the card base. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue between the score lines on the 2 x 8 1/2 piece and lay the other card piece on top to adhere. The liquid glue gives you a little wiggle room to make sure the bottom is lined up straight and the sides fold in easily.Dutch Door Fun Fold card - visit just stampin.com for complete tutorial - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  2. Adhere DSP pieces to black layers and adhere to card front.
  3. Stamp images and fussy cut. Layer with cardstock and fussy cut leaving a little border.  This creates a shadow and gives it a 3D look. Adhere to card.
  4. Stamp sentiment and punch each end with Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Add cardstock layers and adhere to card.
  5. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White layer and adhere inside card. *I added the DSP strip on the inside because I liked the look better when the card was on display. I only adhered it on the bottom and sides and left the top open so I could add a gift card. I Love this sentiment.  I told my husband it must be why I win all the time.  HAhaha
    Stampin' Up! Dutch Door Fun Fold masculine birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Next I decorated a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box to coordinate.
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin Gift Box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I stamped all around the box. I’m going to be totally honest here and tell you it took me 3 tries to get this right!  LOL  I didn’t realize when you folded the box the dice and “club” images would be upside down. I plan to just cover those “mistakes” with DSP to use on a future project. To make sure you don’t make the same mistake, here’s a picture showing how to stamp the images to they will look right when you assemble the box. (You’re welcome!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Mini Paper Pumpkin gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This box is the perfect size to fit two decks of cards!
Stampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
We completely wore out our cards playing Sequence and will use these to replace them! Sequence is one of our favorite games!

My last project is a notepad cover (to keep score of course!)
Stampin' Up! Game On Notepad cover gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
My husband and I are very competitive when it comes to playing games! When our kids were little we would play games to decide who had to clean up after dinner, pick up the kids from sports, etc. It always made the game a little more interesting! When we play dominoes we each put in 50 cents (kids too!) and the winner would get to keep the money. I thought of it as teaching my kids finance! LOL

This notepad cover is easy to make! Brandy Cox did a video back in 2014 and I’ve been making these ever since! You need an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock scored at 5 1/4, 5 3/4. I stamped the images on a piece of 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White to create my own “DSP”.
Stampin' Up! Game On notepad cover- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I adhered this to the front of the notebook and then added a 3 x 5 1/4 piece of black cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of the same Plaid Tidings DSP I used on the other projects.  The heart is punched from a heart in the Heart Punch Pack. I added a bow using the twine in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.

Inside I created a pocket to hold a pen, game directions, scores (who owes who LOL), etc.
Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings notepad cover - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The pocket measures 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. Score on the long side at 1/2, 3/4, 5 3/4, 6. Score on the short side at 1/2, 3/4. Snip the little scored rectangles on each side, fold and burnish along the score lines, and glue the 3 sides on left side. I got my notepads at Sam’s Club. The notepad binding cover is 2 x 5 scored at 1 and 1 1/4. Glue over the top of the pad and adhere the pad on the right side using Multipurpose Liquid Glue for a strong hold. I had a leftover strip of DSP so I added that across the top.

Here’s the link to Brandy’s video if you would like to watch how she made hers: https://brandyscards.com/stampin-up-secret-garden-stamp-set-notepad-cover/

I often use the card to dress up a plain gift bag. It’s quick & easy to do and makes a nice presentation. Just adhere a clear envelope to the bag and insert your card. This bag holds the Mini Paper Pumpkin box, notepad, and a new game! I can’t wait to play!
Stampin' Up! Game On birthday gift bag - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
What’s your favorite game? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. *Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win some blog candy.

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Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  • Poinsettia Petals card kit –  Purchase the Poinsettia Petals Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. *Click on the image below to purchase.