Clean & Simple for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #14

This week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge is as easy as ABC! Check it out!

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I bet you don’t need 3 chances to guess who designed this week’s challenge board! I love my ABC themes, even when it comes to Tic Tac Toe. I really hope you will play along this week! It’s so simple and fun to just pick 3 and create. I chose the left row going down: acetate, dimension, gold.

Stampin Up Stylized Birthday card idea using Fabulous Foil Acetate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Navy and gold are a classic color combination.  I love the font in the Stylized Birthday stamp! This single stamp is probably the most used stamp in my collection.  It works on the front of a card or the inside. I heat embossed it in gold on a 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of cardstock and layered it on gold foil that’s 1/8″ larger. I adhered the sentiment layer to the acetate with dimensionals then used Fast Fuse to adhere the acetate to my card. I do not usually do it in this order; however, once you add the sentiment you can see where to put the adhesive on the back of the acetate so you don’t see it.

This clean & simple card can be adapted for so many different occasions. Just change the sentiment and you could make this a thank you card, wedding, thinking of you, etc. Here’s another one I made using Tranquil Tide cardstock and the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.

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The star of these projects is the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. You get 6  12 x 12 sheets in a pack: 2 each of 3 single-sided designs.  The acetate sheets have gold foil on one side; silver foil on the other.

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I wish you could see these in person…the acetate makes these cards so rich and elegant. And the best part is they are so simple and fun to make. (You know how I love to heat emboss!)  What color will you make?

Stampin Up Stylized Birthday and Watercolor Christmas card ideas with Fabulous Foil Acetate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: Stylized Birthday, Watercolor Christmas  Papers: Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Fabulous Foil Acetate, Gold Foil  Ink: VersaMark  Tools & Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

You can purchase the products used to make today’s projects from my online store. I hope you will play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Gusseted Bag for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #13

I love the gold and white Striped Treat Bags in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. You can use them for food, cards, gifts, or treats. You can stamp them, add texture by embossing, or go to town with all kinds of embellishments.  You can even turn them into a gusseted bag like I did on today’s project!

Gusseted bag made using the Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels with Everyday Label Punch , and the Holly Embossing Folder by Stampin Up. For tutorials and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Here’s this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge Board that inspired the elements I used for today’s project.

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It’s easy to pick 3 and create!  I went down the right side: sequin, lace, gold. Check out this video to see how to turn this flat bag in to a freestanding gift.

How cool and easy is that?! Just trim 1/8″ from the bottom then score at 1″ and score each side at 3/4″. Then it’s just a couple of snips up from the bottom to the 1″ score line and you’re ready to fold and adhere.  From flat to gusseted in just a few quick and simple steps! I scored my bag first then ran it through the Big Shot with the Holly Embossing Folder before making the cuts.  I just love how these bags are so versatile!

Gusseted bag made using the Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels with Everyday Label Punch , and the Holly Embossing Folder by Stampin Up. For tutorials and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set and coordinating Everyday Label Punch to decorate my bag. You will be able to purchase this set as a bundle (and save 10%) starting tomorrow (Sept. 1st) when the Holiday catalog goes live! The Merry Little Christmas (Mega) Suite contains products for all your holiday crafting needs: gift packaging, cardmaking, memory keeping, decor, and more! Stampin’ Up! trainer, Donna, shows you products from the suite, as well as some fun ideas for your Christmas crafting.

I love making my own tags and gift packaging and the products in this suite are perfect for that! I heat embossed the sentiment from Merry Little Labels with Gold embossing powder. I punched Gold Glimmer Paper using the Everyday Label Punch and adhered it behind the embossed label. I used the Gold Mini Sequin Trim with a piece of lace to tie around the ribbon. I attached the label to the bag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Gusseted bag made using the Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels with Everyday Label Punch , and the Holly Embossing Folder by Stampin Up. For tutorials and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Everyone who ordered from me in August will receive one of these bags with their THANK YOU KITS! Emboss it or embellish it…the choice is up to you! I love to spoil my customers and I appreciate each and every order! I send out card kits and more each month to my customers. My card kits make it quick & easy to create using your new stamps! Everything is included to make cards and/or 3D items…you just need to stamp and send!

Be sure to check back tomorrow as the new Holiday Catalog goes live. I will have a cool video for you!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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With Love for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #12

Treat box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wood Crates Framelits, and Labels to Love Stamp Set. For details and more visit my blog, www.juststampin.com

I left a piece of my heart in Georgia earlier this week.  I am finally home after moving my daughter back to college, watching the eclipse, and dealing with 16 hours of traffic, construction, and several accidents on the drive home! I need some stamping therapy!

I made this little box for my daughter. I tucked it in with her stuff for her to find after we left.

Treat box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wood Crates Framelits, and Labels to Love Stamp Set. For details and more visit my blog, www.juststampin.com

I’ve made little boxes like this before. They can hold a Rocher chocolate or in this case, a big Hershey kiss! You can click HERE to see the previous post with the measurements and tutorial. I changed it up a bit this time and punched two holes at the top to thread the ribbon through to tie a bow. You could just as easily add a library clip or binder clip.

I chose elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge board.  I hope you will pick 3 and play!  I went down the left column: love, gold, die cut.

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The beautiful gold foil paper is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, the heart die cut is from the Wood Crate Framelits, and the sentiment is from the new Labels to Love Stamp Set (available Sept. 1).

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This stamp set coordinates with another new item in the Holiday Catalog, the Everyday Label Punch.  I love the versatility of this stamp set. You can make cards and treat holders for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentines, or any occasion (using the blank label)! I used the little “Made with Love” sentiment on my box.

Treat box made with Stampin Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wood Crates Framelits, and Labels to Love Stamp Set. For details and more visit my blog, www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Labels to Love (avail. Sept. 1) Papers: Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil  Ink: VersaMark Tools & Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Wood Crate Framelits, 1/8″ Gold Ribbon, 1/8″ Hole Punch (retired), Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Please take some time and visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to check out what the design team and others created. I hope you will find some time to create and add your project to the line up!

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A Sneak Peek at Year of Cheer

Joy card made using products from the Stampin Up Year of Cheer Suite. For inspiration and more visit www.juststampin.com

The Year of Cheer Suite has gorgeous Specialty Designer Series Paper, foil snowflakes, washi tape, embellishments, and more to spread cheer throughout the year. Check out this video for a sneak peek at the products and sample projects you can make!

The stamp set in this suite, Cheers to the Year, is so versatile! You can use it for wintry projects as well as wedding. The round designs coordinate with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies and can add a special touch to a card for any occasion.

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I cut one of the foil snowflakes to place behind the banner on my card.  I heat embossed the sentiment in silver and added a silver embellishment with some baker’s twine. The foil designs in the Year of Cheer Specialty Series Designer Series Paper take center stage. I added a strip of washi tape on each end. This simple card is featured on page 36 in the Holiday Catalog along with other great projects ideas.

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Yesterday was our last day in Atlanta. We spent the day enjoying the beautiful Botanical Gardens. It’s hard to leave but knowing my daughter is so happy here makes it a little easier.  I wish her a “Year of Cheer” with much Joy in her life! She certainly brings joy to ours!!! Here’s a few photos from our time in Atlanta.

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All moved in to a new dorm for another year!
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Beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline from the new dining hall.
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Roommates reunited!
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Having fun at the Botanical Gardens.

 

We put our time in the hotel to good use! It was a family affair assembling the swatch books!

My husband and I are headed to South Carolina today for the big solar eclipse viewing.

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Jeanie

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A Mini Treat Bag for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #4

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It’s Thursday so that means it’s time to play Tic Tac Toe!  I am so excited to be the designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Of course my Tic Tac Toe Challenge is an abc board.  I hope you will pick 3 and play along! We have extended the contest until Tuesday at noon (CST) to enter. You do not need a blog to play along. Click HERE for all the details. Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I used all 9 elements on my project this week. Can you find them?

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I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die to make a gift card holder. I embossed the bag using the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The DSP is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. Happy Birthday is heat embossed using Dapper Denim Ink , VersaMark, and Clear Embossing Powder. (I love this shade of blue.) I colored the flowers using my blender pen and In Color Inks in Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist. I added a Perfect White Accent to my ribbon.

The mini treat bag is so easy to make using the dies.  Check out this short video to see how to put it together as well as some of the different projects you can make using these dies.

I love the versatility of these dies! Know what else I LOVE…the new 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layered Leaves!!! You can create deep, dimensional embossed impressions so quick & easy.  It is a little different process to emboss because it is a thick folder. You need to spritz the paper first with water to get a deep impression.  Here’s a quick (3 min.) video explaining how it works and how to make your embossing “sandwich”.

I love the final results and can see using this embossing folder again and again.  It really adds a quick & easy WOW to any project!

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Stamp Set: Label Me Pretty  Ink: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark  Papers: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pretty Label Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Spritzer, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Dapper Denim Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine, Perfect White Accent, Tear & Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Hole Punch

I hope you will play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It is really easy and fun to do!  I had never done a challenge before the TTTC and couldn’t believe how easy it is to create by simply choosing the elements from the challenge board. I knew I wanted to use the In Colors so I pulled the In Color DSP and Dapper Denim (for blue) and decided that I liked Lemon Lime Twist with the blue. I decided to include “gift” from the board and I immediately thought of a gift card holder. All I had to do was choose a stamp set and cardstock and let the items dictate what I create.  It is a fun way to make something different.  I am amazed at how quick & easy it is to come up with an idea when you have the items right in front of you. I did not start out intending to use all 9 elements but it just came together once I started to create using the different elements in front of me. Give it a try! Click HERE to see what the design team and others created this week.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Here’s the links to some fun fold card inspiration from my ABC series.  I hope you will pick one to create and participate in my fun fold card swap. *You do not need to make one from my series…feel free to make any fun fold card. I will showcase all the cards on my blog in July.

My ABC Fun Folds from A-E

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My ABC Fun Folds from K-O

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Make A Wish for Tic Tac Toe Challenge 002

Welcome to the second week of our Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Congrats to last week’s winners and a huge thanks to all who participated! I love this week’s challenge board designed by Corinne Blake! I enjoyed playing with gray and yellow as they are one of my favorite color combos!
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This challenge is so much fun and easy to do! Pick 3 boxes in a row across, down, or diagonal and create using those elements. I made a “t” this week (you know me and the alphabet!!!) by choosing the elements down the middle and across the middle.
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It was easy to create with the 3 elements across the middle of the board… birthday, gray, and yellow.  All I had to do was add a die cut butterfly (which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder) and I had the elements going down the middle.  (I couldn’t get a good photo of the embossing but trust me it adds a little shine and texture to the card.)  I popped up the DSP layer and the butterfly with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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I stamped the banner in Smoky Slate on a piece of 3/4 x 4″ Very Vanilla.
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I love this beautiful Designer Series Paper, Whole Lot of Lovely.
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The print I chose reminded me of a lovely memory with my daughter…she loved to pick dandelions, make a wish, and blow the seeds.
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The sentiment I chose is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. It has lots of great sentiments and a fun font!
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I used the Happy Birthday sentiment on the inside panel paired with a stamp from the Bright Wishes stamp set.
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I hope this card inspires you to pick 3 (or more) and play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.
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Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Watercolor Wings, Bright Wishes  Inks: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, VersaMark  Papers: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website to enter your card! You can also see what the other designers have created for even more inspiration!

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Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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P is for Pop Up Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s card is one I have made several times.  I love this Pop-Up fun fold!

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card base.  This piece is a thick cardstock with copper embossing.  Oh how I love it! It is retiring tomorrow so if I were you I would stock up now…it’s even on sale!!! Click HERE to add this to your shopping cart.

To make the pop up card you need a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, 10. Line it up in the personal trimmer in the center (at the 5 1/2 inch score line) and trim from 3/4 inches – 3 1/2 inches. The arrow on the cutting blade makes  it easy to see where to cut.

Next, fold the cardstock along the center cut line and trim the opening with paper snips for a clean cut along the score line.  Then fold along all score lines. Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom of the card base.

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I heat embossed the sentiment from Big on Birthdays on a piece of 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy cardstock using Copper Embossing Powder. I layered the sentiment on Flirty Flamingo cardstock that’s just 1/4″ larger (2 3/4 x 5 1/2). Notice how I stamped higher on the cardstock to make sure it would show when the card is sitting in the base.  I used the Star Blast Edgelits Dies (also retiring) to cut the design from Copper Foil.  I adhered it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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The card slides up and down through the slot.  It’s so cool how it folds flat for mailing and is free standing once it is opened.  I wrapped some of the new Copper Trim around the card and tied a bow. I punched the flower from Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the Pansy Punch and stamped the center with VersaMark using the Love & Affection Stamp Set and heat embossed it before adhering it to the card front. I adhered a piece of 2 1.4 x 6″ piece of DSP to the envelope and trimmed the excess.

Here are some other Pop-Up cards I made previously using the Gift of Love Stamp Set (retiring May 31). You can click on the image to see the original post with lots photos.

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Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I love this infinity shot of some of the ones I made for a card swap.

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Hope you get some time to play today!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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