Z is for Zzzz….

Welcome to the last post of my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I was trying to come up with something for the letter Z (It is always a hard one in my alphabet series) when this little poem popped in to my head…

Don’t wait until the night before Christmas
When you want to get some zzz’s.
If you still have gifts to make,
Create one of these.

I thought I would showcase some of my favorite gift ideas from this series. *You can click on any image to see the original post with directions.

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Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Cocoa Mix gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Wine Tag idea made with Cheers Die and Seasonal Wreath Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Wine Tag idea made with Cheers Die and Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper Box Idea for Yankee Candle votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you are like me, you have people on your list who are just hard to buy for! That’s where gift cards come to the rescue! Rather than just give a plain gift card, I like to come up with different ways to make the presentation fun.  I think this one does the trick!

Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I changed up the DSP and made another version (shown below) to give to my son for Christmas. He loves to go snowboarding so I am planning to add a gift card for him to use at his favorite ski resort.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Gift Card and Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The measurements, etc. are the same as the previous one that I made for my daughter. You can click HERE for the directions. For this version I used products from the Let It Snow Suite (including the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit for his felt hat)! The Snowman Builder Punch can be used to punch snowmen from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Gift Card and Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the sentiments in the Snowman Season Stamp Set!!! I had fun stamping the back! I fussy cut this little snowman from the DSP.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Gift Card and Treat Holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you have a favorite gift idea from this series?  I’d love to hear which one.  Leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner to receive a kit to make the snowman gift card holder.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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S is for Snowman

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! The Snowman Season Stamp Set (Say that fast 3 times! LOL) and coordinating Snowman Builder Punch  make it quick & easy to create fun projects. Snowmen make winter fun! Take a look at this cute bundle.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Bundle - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I told myself I didn’t need this set because I had the Spirited Snowman stamp set from last year (which I also love)! However, I caved in and decided you can never have too many snowmen because these are just too stinkin’ cute! (Plus I love having the punch to coordinate!) This set has everything you need from fun snowmen, great sentiments for the front and inside, and all kinds of possibilities for different projects! I love that it has the to/from for tags too! This stamp set reminded me of a series of books about snowmen by Caralyn and Mark Buehner. One of my favorite books in the series is Snowmen at Night.

Snowmen At Night

This delightful, magical tale solves the mystery of what snowmen do at night. My kids enjoyed this story and would look at the book over and over again to find the hidden objects in every scene. It’s just one of those fun stories that appeal to all ages! I love to give books as gifts for kids (and adults too).  I always like to give something to go with the book/story. One of the activities the snowmen do in the story is drink hot chocolate. I made this simple slider card to hold a cocoa mix to give with the book.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Slider Card idea for Cocoa Mix - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is a simple project to make. You could use DSP or cardstock to make the slider. I wanted mine to coordinate with the book so I chose to go with the Seaside Spray cardstock. It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 and is scored at 2 1/4 and 6.  I created a snowy background with the snowflakes stamp. I inked it up with VersaMark then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder for a subtle shiny background. I folded along the score lines and added a piece of Tear & Tape to close it on the back. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to punch a hole at the top to thread the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon. You slide the cocoa mix inside the card and tie a bow at the top.  You just pull up the ribbon to get the mix.

You could easily adapt this with soup mix for a get well card or candy bars for special treats. Slider cards are quick & easy to make and fun to receive!

I stamped the snowman in Memento Black Ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends. I cut the snowman and sentiment with the Stitched Shapes Dies and layered each with a scalloped border cut from Silver Glimmer Paper. I adhered the snowman and the sentiment to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I couldn’t resist adding the tiny snowballs from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Slider Card idea for Cocoa Mix - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

If you have kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews to buy for this year, I recommend this book (available from Amazon) and fun treat. You could even give with a “Build A Snowman Kit” (a top hat, carrot nose, and scarf). If you have more than 1 child per family there are other great books in the series (Snowmen at Christmas, Snowmen at Work, Snowmen At Play, Snowmen All Year). Give one to each child along with a cocoa slider card and enjoy reading together!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Stampin' Up! Snowman Season Slider Card idea for Cocoa Mix - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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E is for Everything Festive

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! The Everything Festive Stamp Set will make sure you’re not at a loss for words. Celebrate Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day all with one stamp set!
Stampin' Up! Everything Festive stamp set - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can use the Timeless Label Punch, Stitched Nested Dies, or the different Layering Shapes Dies to highlight the sentiments on your projects.  I created four cards to share with you using the Everything Festive Stamp Set and Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes.

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Holiday card ideas using Scalloped Note Cards & envelopes - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used several common elements on each of these cards. The sentiments are from the Everything Festive stamp set, heat embossed and cut with the Layering Ovals Dies. I wanted to use the layered scallop around the sentiment to tie it in with the scalloped note cards & envelopes. Each card has a 1 1/2″ strip of Designer Series Paper layered with Foil or Glimmer Paper. The inside of the card has a 1/2″ strip of the DSP with a 1/4″ strip of the same foil or glimmer paper. I had so much fun decorating the envelopes too! Here’s a picture of each card and coordinating envelope.

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive and Feels Like Frost Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This card uses the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, and Silver Embossing Powder. I heat embossed the envelope with snowflakes from the Seasonal Wreaths Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Holiday card idea using Scalloped Note Cards & envelopes and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I couldn’t resist making another card with this gorgeous DSP from Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s layered with copper foil. The sentiment is heat embossed with copper embossing powder. Here’s a peek at how I layered the bottom of the card on the inside.

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Holiday card idea using Scalloped Note Cards & envelopes - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The repeated layers ties it all together and the envelope gives a sneak peek at what’s inside.

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Halloween card idea using Scalloped Note Cards & envelopes and Monster Bash Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is my favorite one! I just love the little spider on the envelope! My friend, Rosanne Mulhern (heartfeltstamping.com), was visiting for the weekend and she suggested adding the spider. We always have so much fun stamping together and bouncing ideas off each other. The DSP is from Monster Bash and the sentiment on the inside is from the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set. (The spider is from the coordinating Wicked Dies. *These are available as a bundle.)

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive and Wonderfully Wicked Halloween card idea using Scalloped Note Card and Monster Bash Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My last card is intended for Valentine’s Day; however, this sentiment could be used for any time of the year!

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Valentine card idea using Scalloped Note Card and Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I stamped the sentiment for this one in Real Red Ink then heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. The red & white striped DSP is from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper and layered with Red Glimmer Paper. I added a red glimmer heart on the envelope with a glue dot.  It is punched from the Every Season Punch Pack.  I used the coordinating stamp set, To Every Season,  for the inside sentiment. (The stamp set and set of 4 punches are available as a bundle too!)

Stampin' Up! To Every Season Valentine card idea using Scalloped Note Card and Let it Snow Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I stamped the sentiment off to the side so I could write a personal message.

I just love how the Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes were the perfect colors for my seasonal holiday cards! The note cards & envelopes come in a set of 20 (5 each of 4 colors: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Terracotta Tile). You can see more ideas for these note cards HERE.

Which card is your favorite?

Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Holiday card ideas using Scalloped Note Cards & envelopes - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Paper Pumpkin October 2019

Paper Pumpkin has just what you need this holiday season: In October and November, we are offering two back-to-back coordinating kits, one with 10 Christmas cards, the other with 24 Christmas tags. And the projects are easy and fun.  These kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! Click HERE to subscribe.

October Kit *Subscribe by October 10th

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit *Subscribe by November 10th

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.