Thank You Gifts with Sentimental Swirls & Pretty Pillow Box Dies

I love to make little gifts for my customers. I’m finally catching up with thank you cards and gifts and mailed them out this week. I love how they turned out!
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can create adorable gift and treat packaging with the Pretty Pillow Box Dies. I was thrilled this die set carried over from the Holiday Mini Catalog. You won’t find them in the current catalogs; however, they are available in my online store. The die set includes dies to cut a pillow box that you can assemble and fill with small treats or gifts. You can use the embellishment pieces to dress up your pillow box, create 3D flowers by layering and offsetting the petal images, and cut out tags and labels for your box.
Stampin' Up! Pretty Pillow Box Dies - visit juststampin.com for ideas and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love the assortment of dies in this set and can’t wait to play with all of them! For today’s project I went “outside the box” and used the large pillow box die to create a pocket to hold a letter opener (from Amazon) that I thought my customers would use and appreciate.

Here’s the details:

  • Cut the pillow box die from 5 1/2 x 6 piece of cardstock.
  • Stamp swirly flourish image (from Sentimental Swirls Stamp Set )with Versamark ink (for a tone on tone look). See below.
  • Fold and burnish along the bottom only to create the pocket.
  • Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the sides. Fold to adhere and create the pocket.
  • Stamp flower image from Sentimental Swirls Stamp Set using Black Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends. Punch flowers using Flowers & Leaves Punch.
  • Adhere flower to pocket holder with Mini Glue Dots. Color Rhinetone Basic Jewels with Stampin’ Blends and adhere to center of flower.
  •  Place gift in pocket. *Could also hold a Ghirardelli chocolate.

I love to make my cards and gifts coordinate. Here’s a look at the coordinating cards.
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls In Color all occasion card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This card idea from Sam Donald (Pootles.co.uk) uses her million dollar sales achievement stamp set, Sentimental Swirls. I love a versatile stamp set and this one really hits the mark! The stamp set includes a variety of all-occasion greetings and a large swirly flourish that can be decorated with the included flowers, birds, butterflies, and leaves images. It coordinates with Flowers & Leaves Punch (that I used today) and the Strawberry Builder Punch (which can be used to punch the smaller flower).  Here’s a look at the stamp set.
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls Stamp Set
I used Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers, punched them out using the Flowers & Leaves Punch and adhered to the card with Mini Glue Dots. I colored the Rhinestone Basic Jewels with Stampin’ Blends to match.
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls card idea colored with Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here’s a look at each set. Do you have a favorite?
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Swirls and Pillow Box Dies customer gifts - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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I’m celebrating 9 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month! How long have you been stamping? Leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner to receive one of today’s project.

Have a great day!
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Jeanie

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Friends Are Like Seashells

Previously I shared some Valentine treat boxes I made using the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes. I love that these boxes are food safe but they also make great gift boxes which is what I’m using them for today.
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Mini Paper Pumpkin Box gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I really enjoy decorating these boxes for gifts. One of my favorite bundles is Friends Are Like Seashells. This bundle includes the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set and the Seaside Seashells Dies.
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle - visit juststampin.com for inspiration, exclusive tutorials, and ordering information
There’s an ocean of possibilities in this set! The seashell, sand dollar, starfish, and sea grass images are the perfect accompaniment for sea-themed cards.  I used the coordinating Seashells 3D Embossing Folder for my background. It’s a great way to elevate your projects and give them some dimension and texture.
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I combined the Seashells 3D embossing folder with the Seaside Seashells Dies to create a coordinating oceanscape for my cards to go with the gifts.
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells note cards for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I chose to use Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes because I wanted my card to fit inside the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with the gift. Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes come in sets of 20 in Basic White and Very Vanilla and are still what I consider the best deal in town! If you want a different color note card, simply cut a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 cardstock and adhere on the front of the card. How easy is that?!
Here’s the details for today’s projects:

Note Card & Envelope (Inspired by Julie Davison)
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Note Card & Envelope Birthday Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Card Base: Basic White Note Card & Envelope
  • Cardstock layer (Blushing Bride): 3 1/2 x 5 embossed and adhered to card front
  • Cardstock (same color): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sponged with Shimmer Frost White, die cut with Seaside Shells Dies then embossed with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and cut apart with paper snips. Adhere top portion to card front (see photos below).
  • Basic White: scrap to stamp sentiment in Sahara Sand ink and cut with die from All Dressed Up. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Envelope: emboss with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder to coordinate.

Mini Paper Pumpkin BoxStampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Gift Box idea with Friends Are Like Seashells Suite - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Blushing Bride: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 (embossed with Seashells 3D Embossing Folder)
  • Basic White: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 to stamp sentiment and die cut with Stitched Circle Die.
  • Adhere die cut shell (snipped from large die) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish with Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Place gift and card in box and tie with ribbon.

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Have you checked out the Clearance Rack lately? These (retired) Gold Mini Pizza Boxes are just $2.80 for 8 (reg. $7.00)! Now that’s a great deal!!!! These little boxes are great for gifts or treats as well. I used some of the leftover die pieces to decorate the top of these boxes.

Are you wondering what’s in all these boxes? The sentiment (from Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set) gives a clue and couldn’t be more perfect to go with these gifts I made for friends.

I have had many people ask about my oyster shells after I shared some of the different ways you can use these shells in your home decor or as gifts.  (Click HERE to view that post.)
I do sell these shells and each one is unique.
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She Sells Seashells…$20 each (includes shipping & handling)

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Jeanie

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Gifts From The Sea with DSP

I love to give homemade gifts. Creating something special for someone is a gift from the heart!  I love the ocean and have always enjoyed combing the beach for sea glass and shells. My sister and I made some gifts from shells we picked along the shore.
Stampin' Up! Designer_Series_Paper_gift_idea-Jeanie Stark-StampinUp
I had so much fun trying different patterned paper and napkins. The great part about using your DSP is you can create a matching card, gift, and/or box.
Stampin'_Up!_Smooth_Sailing_Birthday_Card_and_gift_Idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin’ Up! offers fun and FUNctional packaging, so you can wrap it up in style! I used a clear acetate card box (#144628) to gift the sailboat shell. I wrapped it in tissue paper and placed the coordinating card in the front of the box for a quick birthday gift. This simple card design can be used with any DSP. I used denim ribbon and the Smooth Sailing Dies to tie it all together.

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes (#153069) are the perfect size for large shells. I decorated the top of the box in matching DSP. I stamped (and punched) the sentiment from Friends Are Like Seashells to put inside the box. It’s the perfect saying to go with these shells when gifting to a friend!

I have several of these shells throughout my home. They have so many uses! You can put them by the sink in the kitchen or bath, or in the bedroom to hold rings/jewelry/trinkets. You can keep one by the stove for a spoon rest and/or teabag holder. They also make a great decor piece on a coffee table, end table, etc.

I used some paper napkins to make table favors to coordinate with my place settings!

You can put some after dinner mints in the shells and wrap them in the printed gusseted cellophane bags (#151312) for your guests to take home or give as a hostess gift.
Stampin'_Up'_Gusseted_Cellophane_Bags-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The best thing about this project is my sister and I enjoyed the oysters, clams, and stuffed quahogs for dinner before using the shells to create gifts for friends & family. How great is that?!!!
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So what do you think of this project idea? I bet you can think of even more uses for these shells.  I’d love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment below.
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(*It’s more fun collecting these in the summer!  LOL)

Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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