M is for Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Today I’m showcasing the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box. I loved it’s Mama (Curvy Keepsakes Die) from several years ago and just about anything mama could do, so can this little cutie! Here’s a look at the first project I made.

Stampin' Up!Harvest Hellos Bundle and Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies apple treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up!Harvest Hellos Bundle and Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies apple treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made over 50 of these apples…for the teachers for back to school, the hairdressers at the shop where I sell my cards, friends, etc.  They are so quick & easy to make! You had to cut two for the old “Mama” die and then you had to glue and assemble but this little one doesn’t require any adhesive at all and you can get two of these boxes per sheet of paper.  I filled the apples with 5 caramels each which still makes a nice little treat to give.  There are so many other things you can fill them with too! Here’s some others I made for Fall/Thanksgiving.

Stampin' Up! Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies Fall or Thanksgiving table favor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set to make the checked pattern on my boxes. You can purchase the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set and the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies as a bundle and SAVE 10%.  I debated getting the bundle and thought I would just buy the dies but I am so glad I went ahead and purchased the bundle!  The Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set has two miniature background stamps with adorable greetings. You can make your cards and projects so creative making your own “Designer Series Paper” using the checked or stripes! Take a look at all you get with the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle.

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Here’s a quick video to see how easy it is to put this treat holder together!

I like to use my bone folder to curl each side of the paper before I put it together.  It gives it a more rounded look.

Stampin' Up! Gathered Leaves and Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies Fall or Thanksgiving treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I filled these with M&M’s and a special little note. For years I’ve mixed up my special “Blessings Mix” and always had that in whatever table favors I made that year. This year, I’m changing it up and going with some M&M’s and a Thanksgiving Gratitude Game to get some fun family conversation going (I hope).

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Click to print your own Thanksgiving Gratitude Game.

You can click HERE or HERE for more Thanksgiving favor ideas.

On a personal note…I am one happy mama today as my daughter flew in late last night and is home for a few days. We are planning to hit the craft shows this weekend, perhaps take a hike to the waterfalls, and enjoy the gorgeous Fall weather.  And, since she can’t come home for Thanksgiving this year, we are planning to celebrate the holiday this weekend with a big turkey and all the trimmings. I grew up in Massachusetts and went on many field trips to Plymouth Plantation.  We were told the first Thanksgiving was actually celebrated in October. It was good ole President George Washington who decided to proclaim a national Thanksgiving holiday in November. For me, any day I have my kids home is a day of Thanksgiving!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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H is for Harvest Hellos

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Today I have two fun projects using the Harvest Hellos stamp set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch. As you will see, the punch can make more than just apples!

Stampin Up! Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch gift and treat ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter is coming home next week for her Fall Break (I am so excited!!) This is her last year at Georgia Tech and she has been so busy! She’s taking a graduate course and working on research. I am just so proud of her! She loves and misses her cats and I found this adorable cat pillow when I was out shopping one day. I was going to send it to her but it looked so cute in her bedroom I decided to keep it for a surprise for when she comes home. I had fun using the Apple Builder Punch to make this sweet coordinating treat.

Stampin' Up Harvest Hellos Bundle makes cute Kit Kat treat boxes using the Apple Builder Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter loves Kit Kats and this little treat box is the “purrfect” size.

Here’s the details to make the box to hold a mini candy treat.

Materials & Measurements

  • Highland Heather cardstock: 2 x 9 1/2, scored at 1/2, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 6. 6 1/2.
  • Basic Black cardstock : scrap to punch Apple builder Punch and 2 “ears” using Ornament Punch

Assembly

  • Fold and Burnish score lines with a bone folder. Use the die from Merry Christmas (or other die/punch you may have) to cut opening for candy.
  • Add Tear & Tape Adhesive as shown. Insert candy bar, remove adhesive, and make sure box bottom and top are flat before adhering.

    Stamp the sentiment inside using the Harvest Hellos Stamp set and Memento Black Ink.

  • Wrap the ribbon around and tie and bow in front to allow the cover to slide under to close.
  • Punch a scrap piece of black cardstock with the Apple Builder Punch and trim off the top.
  • Punch 2 ears using the Ornament Punch and a 3/4″ strip of cardstock. Color with the White Watercolor Pencil and adhere with Tear & Tape on the back. *Do not remove the adhesive back.
  • Add 3 strips of Silver Metallic Thread with a Glue Dot for whiskers. Cover in the middle with a nose cut from a scrap of Blushing Bride cardstock. Use Watercolor Pencil to draw mouth. Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Harvest Hellos and Apple Builder Punch candy bar treat holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make little hostess gifts and I found the best smelling scented sachet for Fall ( I believe I got it at Cracker Barrel). I have been enjoying the aromas of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I should have bought more because this is going to be hard to part with! The package coordinates so well with the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

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I don’t usually show you projects I’ve make with products that are retired (because I know how frustrating it can be to want to make something and can’t get what you need); however, one of my favorite retired tools is in the Clearance Rack and on sale! I thought the Envelope Punch Board was the best $20 I ever spent when I bought it (about 7 years ago).  You can SAVE 40% (on Clearance)! Price$20.00 $12.00  What a deal!!!!  It’s only available while supplies last so if you don’t already own one, BUY IT NOW! It is so easy to make all kinds of fun projects! The directions and measurements you need are right on the board so you don’t have to worry about losing them! I used the Envelope Punch Board to make this quick & easy packaging for this scented sachet. My package measured 4 1/2 x 6 1/2. I checked the measurements on the EPB and I needed a piece of 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 cardstock.  Well, that was a problem because our cardstock measures 8 1/2 x 11 (and I didn’t have a pack of the 12 x 12 for the color I needed) so I did what anyone would do…improvise.  I simply folded down the top of my package 1/2″ so now it would work with a 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock. That I could work with! I followed the directions on the EPB and punched and scored my cardstock. It’s so quick & easy! The tool you need is built right in and it even has a corner rounder built in! (Trust me, you will love this tool!!!)  I placed the package in the middle and folded it on the score lines to close it up like an envelope.  I made a belly band using a piece of 3 x 12 DSP and just wrapped it around the and secured it on the back with adhesive. I adhered a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to give it a border across the top and bottom on the front only. The best part was making the 3D pumpkin with the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch.  This set is available as a bundle for a 10% savings!

I stamped 3 pumpkins in Cajun Craze Ink on the same color cardstock and punched them out. I folded each in half and adhered together by just adhering one half to the next.  I stamped the stem with Soft Suede ink on the same color cardstock and punched it out then secured it to the back of the pumpkins with a glue dot. The leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow on Mossy Meadow and fussy cut out. You could use the other leaf that goes with the punch but it is definitely an apple leaf and I wanted mine to go with the pumpkin. I adhered one behind the pumpkin and one in front with glue dots. Next, I cut a Crumb Cake Circle with the Layering Circles Dies and adhered the pumpkin. I looped a piece of Crumb Cake Ribbon from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo Pack and secured to the back of the tag with glue dots Then popped it up on the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stampin Up Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch make this 3D pumpkin tag and gift packaging with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch make this 3D pumpkin tag and gift packaging with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how it turned out! Here’s peek how it looks when you remove the belly band and  open it. You can stamp and/or write a message inside. Just add a piece of cardstock under the package.

Stampin Up Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch make this 3D pumpkin tag and gift packaging with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out more project ideas I’ve created using the envelope punch board HERE.

See my previous post with more ideas using the Apple Builder Punch HERE.

I got together with some friends this weekend and we made pumpkins.  We used many different fabrics, socks, hats, (basically anything we could find). We grabbed sticks out of the backyard for stems and burnt our fingers with the glue gun!  It was tons of fun with lots of laughs!  Here’s some photos.

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Here’s one I made to go in my kitchen. I have leftover fabric from curtains all over my house  (I knew I was saving it for a reason! LOL). I can’t wait to make more!

fabric pumpkin making

Have a great week!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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B is for Bundles

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! What’s better than getting one fabulous product? Combining two fabulous products for a 10% discount! Buy select stamp sets with coordinating tools and pay less! Check out my favorite Holiday Bundles and save $ this holiday season with great products to add some holiday cheer!Holiday BundlesHere’s My Favorite Holiday Bundles…

Gather Together Bundle

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Gather Together Bundle #153036 Price: $38.50

I love this set for fall! You can create custom die-cut leaves and pumpkins in record time using the Gathered Leaves Dies. The leaves emboss and cut at the same time and add so much texture! This month I am offering three free exclusive card tutorials using the Gathered Together Stamp Set and Gathered Leaves Dies with any order of $40 or more from my online store.  In addition, anyone who places an order with me this month receives a handmade thank you card and a card kit using this bundle. I appreciate each and every order! Here’s a card I shared previously using this stamp set and coordinating Come To Gather Designer Series Paper. (Click on the image to see the original post.)

Stampin' Up! Gather Together Clean & Simple Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Christmas Gleaming Bundle

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Bundle - For ordering information and project ideas visit juststampin.com - Jenaie Stark StampinUp
Christmas Gleaming Bundle #153006 Price: $49.50

Deck the halls this year with the gorgeously detailed ornaments and other images in the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set. It’s a beauty! You can cut fun Christmas ornaments for your projects using the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack—a must-have Christmas punch set!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack Christmas card idea - visit juststampin.com for more inspiration and ordering information - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Tidings All Around Bundle

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Tidings All Around Bundle #152371 Price: $45.75

The Tidings All Around Bundle includes the Tidings All Around Photopolymer Stamp Set and the All-Around Wreath Dies. You can create custom die-cut wreaths and spread tidings of comfort and joy to everyone! ’Tis the season to be merry, after all! The All-Around Wreath Dies coordinate with another stamp set in the holiday catalog, Seasonal Wreaths (page 59). That’s more bang for your buck and you can use it all year!

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Christmas wreath idea - for more ideas, inspiration, and ordering information, visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark Stampin' Up!

Perfectly Plaid Bundle

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Perfectly Plaid Bundle #151143 Price: $31.50

I not only love the Perfectly Paid Stamp Set and the Pine Tree Punch, I love everything in the Wrapped in Plaid Suite! (*Be sure to check it all out on pages 12 – 14. The 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites!) With three styles of Christmas trees in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, you’ll be able to create a full forest of projects!

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and Pine Tree Punch Christmas card idea - For imore inspiration and ordering information, visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Snowman Season Bundle

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Snowman Season Bundle #152337 Price: $32.25

The Snowman Season Bundle includes the Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Snowman Builder Punch. The frosty friends in the Snowman Season Stamp Set will warm any heart. Create a flurry of projects using these happy snow-people.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Stamp Set and Snowman Builder Punch winter card idea - For inspiration and ordering information, visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Wonderfully Wicked Bundle

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Wonderfully Wicked Bundle #153041 Price: $29.50

I grew up in Massachusetts so “wicked” isn’t used just for Halloween! (I don’t understand why my Maryland friends don’t get it when I say something is “wicked awesome”! LOL) This word die was a must have on my list!

Stampin' Up! Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set and Wicked Dies gift card or treat holder - For more inspiration and ordering information, visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Harvest Hellos Bundle

Stampin'Up! Harvest Hellos Bundle - For inspiration and ordering information, visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Harvest Hellos Bundle #153037 Price: $35.00

The Harvest Hellos Stamp Set is an A+! Use the apples for teacher or student gifts. Then, like the autumn colors shifting from red to orange, the apple becomes a pumpkin with a spooky face! I shared two fun projects in my first post of this alphabet series, A is for  Apple Builder Punch. If you missed that post, you can click HERE to view. Here’s another idea using this bundle from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and Apple Builder Punch Fall pumpkin card idea - For more inspiration visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can be sure you’ll be seeing more ideas using these bundles throughout this alphabet series! There’s 25 new bundles in the holiday catalog! Click HERE to see all the Holiday Bundles. What’s your favorite bundle? I’d love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below and let’s see which bundle is the most popular!

Creativity is Calling! I would love to see what you create with your favorite products! I hope you will participate in my one-for-one card swap. Click HERE for all the details.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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