A Mini Treat Bag for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #4

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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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?

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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!

Stampin Up Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die gift card holder idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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.

You can purchase any of the products I used for this project by visiting my Stampin’ Up! website. To get a FREE thank you gift, simply enter the host code at checkout when shopping online.

How would you like some In Color Ribbon for FREE? You can get samples of either (or both) of the In Color Ribbons for FREE this month with an online order of $50 or more. Plus you will qualify for my free monthly card kit! Click HERE to shop!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Join my Fun Fold Card Swap! Click HERE for more information. (The deadline to participate is quickly approaching! I must receive all cards by July 6th at the latest!)

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

My ABC Fun Folds from F-J

My ABC Fun Folds from K-O

My ABC Fun Folds from P-T

You can find even more fun fold card ideas under categories/fun fold cards!

G is for Gate Fold Cards

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series.  Today I am showcasing the Gate fold.  I think this is one of the easiest fun fold cards to make. I made a variety of cards for you today using the new 2017-2019 In Colors.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals In Color Gate Fold card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how this fun fold showcases the designer series paper.  I mixed and matched the patterns in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to make a set of cards to give as  a gift. I also wanted to show several different ways to use ribbon on your cards.  I love how the Stampin’ Up! ribbon matches the cardstock and ink colors. I think ribbon adds a nice element of texture to a card.  This new 1/2″ In Color Ribbon is finely woven and very easy to manipulate. I will be offering a ribbon share for the In Color ribbons as well as some of the other ribbon in the new catalog.  You can pick and choose which ribbon shares you want…there are so many choices for ribbon (which thrills me)!!

I have lots of photos for you today so let’s get to the details to make this card. Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock.  Score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 (or just flip and score at 2 1/8 on each side if that is easier.)

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I cut two 2 x 5 3/8″ strips of DSP for the front of my card and mixed up the patterns.  I stamped the floral image from Floral Phrases Stamp Set 3 times for each color…once on the envelope flap, once on a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White (for the inside), and once on a piece of Whisper White to cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I also cut a scallop layering oval in each color cardstock. I attached the oval pieces together.  I adhered the DSP strips to the card bases then had some fun choosing different sentiments and playing with different ways to add ribbon. *Make sure when you adhere the ovals you only put adhesive on the left side so the card will open from the center.

Here’s a look at each of the cards…

Stampin Up Fresh Florals and Floral Phrases Happy Birthday Gate Fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made a birthday card in Lemon Lime Twist and added a banner in whisper white to showcase the Lemon Lime Ribbon.  I love how these gate fold cards open.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Floral Phrases Fresh Florals Gate Fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Happy Happenings (retiring) and Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1st) stamp sets for my sentiments on this card.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals Gate Fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My next card is for a baby in the new Powder Pink. I made a simple bow with the ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

Stampin Up Fresh Florals Gate Fold baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I thought the peek-a-boo sentiment from Suite Sayings (retiring) was perfect for this gate fold design.

Stampin Up Suite Sayings and Floral Phrases Gate Fold baby card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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I made a sympathy card in Fresh Fig and wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front.  I attached the  oval to the ribbon so you can slide it on and off like a belly band.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Teeny Tiny Wishes Gate Fold Sympathy card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The sympathy stamp on the front of my card is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This is one of those MUST HAVE stamp sets.  There are so many sentiments for every occasion!  It is one of the first stamp sets I purchased and I have used it over and over again.

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The inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases…another versatile stamp set with sentiments for several occasions (sympathy, wedding, thank you, congratulations, hello, love, just a note, etc.)

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Fun Fold Sympathy card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used Berry Burst to make a wedding card.  I think the gate fold design would be great  for wedding invitations as well as cards to congratulate the new couple.  The teeny tiny Mr. & Mrs. stamp is from one of my favorite bundles that is retiring, That’s the Tag.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like the fun ribbon tie on this one!  I simply wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied it with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  I adhered the oval to the ribbon using Fast Fuse so it can slide on and off like a belly band. The inside sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set (which I also used to stamp the flower on each card).

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold wedding card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I decided to switch the opening on the Tranquil Tide card for a fun twist.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I attached ribbon under the oval with a glue dot and made a bow tied with Bakers’s Twine for the front.  I love how you can open the card with the ribbon.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I use this thank you sentiment from Floral Phrases all the time!  It works on the front of a card as well as the inside.

Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Tranquil Tide in my favorite of the new In Colors. (Though Fresh Fig is a close second!) Do you have a favorite new In Color?

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Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases plus various others for sentiments (see cards above) Ink: 2017-2019 In Colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide  Papers: 2017-2019 In Colors, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack (available June 1st), Whisper White  Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in 2017 – 2019 In Colors (available June 1st), Whisper White Baker’s Twine

I hope today’s cards inspire you to try something different with ribbon, DSP, and/or sentiments. I love that we have the power to make someone smile with such a simple gesture.  I hope you will make a card to send to someone today.

If you need more inspiration, Click HERE to see another Gate fold card that my sister made using the beautiful Eastern Palace Suite.  Reminder… the Eastern Palace Bundle is only available through May 31st. The stamp set and dies will be available in the new catalog; however, the special bundles with FREE product will no longer be available. This is a gorgeous set which you will use again and again and the dies are so versatile! *Bonus…get your hands on 3 of the new In Colors with the purchase of this suite!

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Eastern Palace preorder

Click HERE to view and print the flyer.

  • The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
  • The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (8.5 x 11).
  • BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

I hope you have a Great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Celebrate with Make a Medallion

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I can’t believe I waited until the last day of Sale-A-Bration to ink up the Make a Medallion Stamp Set!  I had so much fun layering these stamps with different color combinations.  Because this is a photopolymer stamp set, it is so easy to get perfect placement with each layer.  I used the In Colors cardstock and ribbon with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder… I love the debossed impression you get.  This card is really quick and easy to put together.  I started with a Whisper White card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 scored at 4 1/4.  I embossed my In Color layer which measures 4 x 5 1/4 and adhered that to the card base.  The stamped layer is a 2 7/8 square which is layered on a 3 x 3 piece of coordinating cardstock and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Here are my color combinations:

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Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron

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Dapper Denim and Bermuda Bay

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Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry

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Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder

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Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie

Do you have a favorite color combination?  Check out this video from Stampin’ Up showing some different ways to layer with this stamp set.

As you can see from the video there are so many different ways to combine the stamps in this set! I didn’t even use the sentiments that fit nicely in the medallion! I like the way this stamp set looks with the Lovely Lace embossing folder which I used to decorate my envelopes.

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There is always something to celebrate! I’m sending these cards out to my team members this month. I am looking forward to getting together with “my people” next weekend in Richmond, Virginia at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event.  We will get to see the new annual catalog, play with some of the new products, swap cards, and have all kinds of fun!

Sale-A-Bration ends today and it has certainly been a lot of fun! I appreciate everyone who placed orders with me.  I have been busy getting your goodies ready to mail out. All orders placed through my online store (Using the host code GZ4DZZ6J )are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts.  This month you will receive my birthday party goodie bags with DSP, card kits, and more! I love celebrating my birthday month with you!!!! Click HERE to shop.   You can earn The Medallion Stamp set I used on today’s cards for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 or more.  The In Color cardstock I used is also a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. (You will still be able to order the In Color paper after today …it just won’t be FREE.)

I’m not the only one celebrating a birthday…Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its 4th year.  If you want to receive the special kit designed by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglass, you need to sign up by April 10th.  (We’ve been told there is a free gift with the April kit!) Today is the last day you can save on a 3 month Pre-Paid Subscription and earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. I’ll put all the links below.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful day!

 

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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New items added for the Final Days!

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*Some items have sold out: Card Tin, Glimmer Paper, Seaside and Sparkle Embossing Folders.

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Shop Paper Pumpkin  Save on a 3 month Prepaid Subscription through March 31st!

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and view a video of the 2016 kits.

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Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose choose $125 in products plus TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! Plus, the kit ships for free!  That’s an awesome deal!!

Starter Kit:

Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! The products you choose are completely up to you.  For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!

* A business supply pack valued at $50!

*A FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit included in your kit!

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Demonstrators get at least a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories.

Extra Income:

Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  You’ll earn extra income and product based on your sales and recruiting – just how much extra income is up to you.

Flexible Schedule:

This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you’d like!

Support From Stampin’ Up!:

Stampin’ Up! loves their demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials. Workshop ideas and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics are available at your fingertips on our demonstrator website. Plus, you’ll receive “Stampin’ Success”, a magazine just for demonstrators, which is full of informative tips and beautiful samples.

Support From Me:

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you in any way that I can. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. We have monthly team webinars, weekly email updates, and private Facebook pages to chat, share ideas, ask questions, and showcase our creations. You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all in. Oh, and there’s prizes and giveaways and lots of inspiration!

DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  

Consider becoming a Hobby Demonstrator: There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! If you maintain $300 in retail sales per quarter, you can continue to be a Demonstrator.  If you don’t, that’s okay too!

Another bonus of being a Demonstrator…you receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and purchase new products in advance–one of my favorite benefits.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click  HERE  to see all of the benefits and the compensation table.  You can also sign up electronically to join. If you have any questions, please contact me.  I’d love to tell you more about it! Join the Fun!

 

 

A Desk Calendar for the PALS Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for November 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature items that are considered 3D, Home Décor or Gift Sets. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

A Desk Calendar

Stampin Up In Color desk calendars using Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I made 50 of these desk calendars for the World Card Making Day swap in Atlanta last weekend.  I had so much fun swapping and wanted to give something they could enjoy all year long to remind them of our “Happy Day”.  If you follow my blog you know that I sell my cards at a local shop to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  If you would like more information about these desk calendars please email me (j.stark@myactv.net).   These would make great gifts for teachers, hairdressers, coworkers, or just about anyone. Just a little reminder to make each day a “Happy Day”.

Here’s a close up of each of the colors.

Stampin Up In Color desk calendars using Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up In Color desk calendars using Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up In Color desk calendars using Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up In Color desk calendars using Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up In Color desk calendars using Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and Blossom Bunch Punch - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you have a Happy Day!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Jeanie

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Becky Volpp at InkblossomwithBecky
  10. Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  14. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  15. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  16. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

H is for Heat Embossing

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today I am going to share the magic of heat embossing.  It is fun to do and really steps up your project with just a few simple steps.

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I have used this card design many times. (What can I say, I love circles!) This card is another example of taking a “formula” that works and going with it. The Layering Circles Framelits made it quick & easy to cut out the circles. I pulled my colors from the Designer Series Paper, Affectionately Yours.  I love the copper foil in the print so I used the copper embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. I popped up the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the In Color mini striped ribbon and just tied a simple knot and adhered the ribbon on the back. The Night of Navy cardstock is emobssed with the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to a Crumb Cake card base. I lined the envelope flap with matching DSP to complete my card. Happy Day!

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Watch this quick video from Stampin’ Up! to see how to turn stamped images into glossy raised designs with heat embossing!

Remember those curvy keepsake apples I made during my Back to School week?  I heat embossed a tag with white embossing powder on black cardstock before giving them to my student helpers.

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Here’s another card I made using the heat tool and gold embossing powder.  You can click on the image to see the details.

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I say Hooray for Heat Embossing! Here’s my Back to School Special for today…Get a FREE Stampin’ Emboss Powder of your choice with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax & shipping) from my online shop. Remember to use the Hostess CodeVS23B4FP  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)  Click HERE to go to my online shop to see the heat tool, embossing powders, and more.

Have a Happy Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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