C is for Christmas Cards

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! With Christmas less than 12 weeks away it’s time to think about what card you want to make to send this year. Now is the best time to order what you need… Stampin’ Up! is offering specials on Fast Fuse, DSP, and more (*See details below)!  I send out a lot of Christmas cards so I like to start early. I make several different cards before I decide on “the one” which I will make in bulk to send.  Here’s today’s contender.

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products (besides the quality) is how everything is made to coordinate. The Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder coordinates beautifully with the image from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set.  This card has everything that I feel sets it apart from store bought cards…texture, layers, embossing, ribbon, embellishments, and watercolor all in one! The fact that it is handmade from the heart…priceless! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 1 (Embossed): 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 (Always Artichoke)

Layer 2: 4 1/2 x 2 (Real Red)

Layer 3: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 4: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (Always Artichoke)

Layer 5 (stamped panel): 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 (Whisper White)

DSP Layer: 1/2 x 2 1/4

I stamped the holly image in Always Artichoke ink and used my blender pen to color inside the leaves. The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set (another beautiful stamp set). I added matching plaid from Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper pack (part of the Buy 3, Get One Free Special going on now) to the front of my envelope. Many thanks to my friend, Rosanne Mulhern (Heartfelt Stamping), for sharing her paper saving idea! This is a great way to still add that special coordinating touch when making many cards.

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

Here’s some other Christmas cards I shared previously.  You can click of any of the images to see the original post with directions.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Christmas Joy Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Watercolor Christmas card idea with Fabulous Foil Acetate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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

Do you have a favorite from today’s parade? I’m curious…How many holiday cards do you send? Do you send the same card to everyone or do you make several different cards each year?  I can’t wait to read your responses!

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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A Gusseted Bag for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #13

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 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’


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O is for Ombre


Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series. Today I am going to share something new from Stampin’ Up! this year…Ombre Stampin’ Pads. Stampin’ Up! introduced several Ombre stamp pads in the annual catalog (page 180) and 2 more in the new Holiday catalog (page 20 & 51).  While these stamp pads are not made for re-inking, they do make a great card. Watch this short video from Stampin’ Up! to see how they work.

I had fun playing with the Ombre ink in shades of Emerald Envy to make this Christmas card.  I ombre-inked up the gorgeous sentiment from the Time of Year hostess stamp set on whisper white cardstock.  I cut out the banner using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  I layered the sentiment on mint macaron cardstock and adhered it to the embossed layer. I wanted my embossed layer to be vertical and symetrical ( I know I am probably the only one who would notice!) so I cut 2 strips of Emerald Envy cardstock (2 x 4 1/4) and ran them through the Big Shot using the Holly Embossing Folder.  I attached these to the card base with Tombow Liquid Glue.

I attached the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals and embossed another piece of Emerald Envy for the envelope flap.  A few Pearl Basic Jewels finished it off. This card was simple, quick and easy with the help of the Ombre Stampin’ Pad.  I wish I had ordered all the different colors!


Stamp set: Time of Year  Ink:  Emerald Envy Ombre Stampin’ Pad  Papers: Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron  Tools & Accessories:  Holly Embossing Folder, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Click HERE to see the Ombre Stampin’ Pads and to shop from my online store. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Special Offers. Remember the Oval Framelits are only on sale (25% off) through Wednesday. Oh what fun!!! With an online purchase of $25 or more I will send you my Back to School Special for today…a card kit featuring the oval framelits. Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)

Have an Outstanding Day!

Just Stampin’