More Yankee Candle Box Ideas, FREE Shipping, and Year-End Closeouts!

Last week I shared 3 holiday gift box ideas using 12 x 12 DSP to hold a Yankee votive candle (or other gift/treat). Today I have some alternative ideas. The first uses cardstock to make the box. (*The directions are the same as the previous ones made with DSP. Click HERE for measurements, etc.)

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Yankee candle box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can add layers to the cardstock panels using any DSP.  The DSP panels measure 1 7/8 x 1 7/8. It’s a great alternative with the  6 x 6 DSP packs or when using patterned paper that is directional (like Toil Tidings shown below).

Stampin' Up! Toile Tidings Yankee Candle gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can close the box with clips, mini clothespins, mini library clips, ribbon, etc. Use what you have!

The Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are the perfect size to hold a Yankee votive candle as well.  You can create a holder for the candle using DSP to coordinate to put inside the box.  Then dress it up with some coordinating ribbon for a pretty presentation.

Stampin Up! Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like that you can see the candle in this version.  It’s great for craft shows or when you want the person to be able to choose their favorite scent or color. To make the holder, cut a piece of DSP that measures 3 x 3. Score on all 4 sides at 1/2″.  Use the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch to center and punch a circle from the middle. Slide the punch all the way up and make sure it is centered on either side, then punch.

Then cut the corner tabs and use a mini glue dot on each tab to secure the holder.

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper holders for votive candles - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Insert in the acetate box, put the candle in the holder, and wrap with ribbon. *Optional: Cut a 2 x 4 square from the same DSP, fold in half, and slide it in the box behind the candle holder. It makes it easy to distinguish the front from the back. It also allows you to add a stamped sentiment on the back of the box.

Stampin Up! Making Christmas Bright Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Perfectly Plaid Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are so quick & easy to make! They would be great table favors if you are hosting a dinner party. If you are traveling over the holidays pack a few for the housekeeper, etc. I love to leave little gifts for my cleaning ladies and always bring a little something when I go for a pedicure, haircut, massage, etc. I had fun using different stamps, punches, and ribbons to embellish. Here’s some of the other ones I made.

Stampin Up! Stitched Stars Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Making Christmas Bright Clear Treat Box Yankee candle gift idea with Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Christmas Gleaming Clear Treat Box candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up! Christmas Gleaming Clear Treat Box candle gift idea with Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a handy reference for color coordinating the Yankee Candle holiday scents with Stampin’ Up! cardstock. *If you don’t have a local Yankee Candle store near year, check out their website (often cheaper than Amazon!) for sales.  Here’s a link to a set of Christmas scents that are on sale!!! https://www.yankeecandle.com/product/holiday-favorites/_/R-1601277

Yankee Candle Holiday Scent / Stampin’ Up! Coordinating Color Cardstock

Red Apple Wreath – Real Red
Sparkling Cinnamon – Poppy Parade
Icy Blue Spruce – Pretty Peacock
Magical Frosted Forest – Shaded Spruce
Mistletoe – Mossy Meadow
Balsam & Cedar – Garden Green
Snow-Dusted Bayberry Leaf – Granny Apple Green
Alpine Mist – Soft Sea Foam or Mint Macaron
Evergreen Mist – Garden Green
Balsam & Clove – Gray Granite
Sparkling Snow – Very Vanilla
Holiday Lights – Wisteria Wonder (retired)
Warm Luxe Cashmere – Midnight Muse (retired)

Do you want to know what cardstock colors coordinate with the DSP packs? All DSP paper packs list the coordinating colors on the cardboard insert. You can also find them listed in the catalogs (under the photos of the DSP) or in my online store. Click HERE then click on the image to find what colors coordinate with your favorite Designer Series Papers.

Coming soon…. NEW DSP Swatch Books! This is the BEST reference and handy tool for when you are creating! I use mine all the time! All the coordinating cardstock colors are listed on the back to make it easy when creating! I will be offering DSP Swatch Books for the New 2020 Occasions Catalog (as well as Product Shares for all the new DSP, ribbons, and embellishments)! Let me know if you are interested! I only make a limited number of swatch books so get on the list now!!! More details to come!!!

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Click HERE to print FREE 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Color Coordinating Chart

Which is your favorite style Yankee candle box…DSP, cardstock, or clear?

Stampin Up! Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set and Designer Series Paper Box Idea for Yankee Candle votives - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Leave me a comment below and let me know your choice. You could be the next winner in my 12 Days of Giveaways!

The Day 4 winner is….Carol B. Congratulations Carol! I’ll be sending you a fun fold card kit with punched pine trees! Thanks to all who left comments!  I enjoyed reading your reasons for dies vs. punches! I agree with what so many of you said! Carol mentioned all ages can use punches and Marge noted how both punches and dies have a purpose! So true!

Here’s some more Good News….I am extending my FREE Shipping offer for one more day!  Would you like to know why? Stampin’ Up!’s YEAR-END CLOSEOUT begins today, December 3 (while supplies last), and you and can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. To take advantage of my Free Shipping offer, simply place your order of $50 or more through my online store before midnight (EST) on December 3rd. (Remember to use the host code if your order is under $150) *This offer is from me personally so you will pay shipping at checkout and I will send you a handmade card with a check to cover the shipping cost. (You’ll also receive my exclusive FREE Monthly Tutorials via email showcasing the Perfectly Plaid Bundle!) Happy Shopping & Saving!!! I appreciate your business!  

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie
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December News & Updates….

  • YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS  December 3- January 2 (while supplies last).  Save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits.
  • The Delicata Metallic Inks and refills, the Moose punch and the Brightly Gleaming and Feels Like Frost paper packs are sold out of the Holiday mini catalog, and no longer available. Make sure you place your order for what you want as many of the seasonal offerings run out near the end!
  • FREE SHIPPING (from me) through CYBER MONDAY Tuesday, December 3rd for orders of $50 or more from my online store! Email me or Click HERE to shop!
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    Perfectly Plaid Bundle…
    Orders of $40 or more receive EXCLUSIVE monthly tutorials (via email). The tutorials this month feature card ideas using the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch (Dec.) *These ideas are not posted on my blog!
    Christmas Gleaming Bundle… Get 3 FREE card tutorial ideas with the purchase of this bundle (through December).
  • 12 Days of Giveaways Make sure you subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out when I post.  Simply leave a comment to enter to win! Prizes change daily!
    Here’s the winners so far:
    Day 1 – Diane – Snowman gift card kit
    Day 2 – Kim Johnson – favorite Christmas card
    Day 3- Judy B. – Wine tag kit
    Day 4 – Carol B. – fun fold punch kit
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    • 12 full-sized cards, 4 each of 3 designs.
    • This kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more!
    • Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

I is for Itty Bitty Christmas

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! I love the sentiments, different fonts, and there’s even some inside greetings in the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set! There’s something for every type of Christmas project, from tags to cards and more! I don’t know how they picked the name because there’s nothing itty bitty about the number of greetings in the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set! See for yourself.

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Several years ago a student of mine gave me a beautiful wreath. (I thought it was real!)  I collect different sentiment ornaments to decorate my trees, mantel, and throughout our home.  I even added a few on the wreath which provided the inspiration for today’s card. Here’s a picture of the wreath.

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And here’s my card.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas and All-Around Wreath Dies inspirational Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I stamped several sentiments from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set and fussy cut around them to decorate my wreath.  I love the All-Around Wreath Dies and have cut them out in all different colors to play with!  I chose Pretty Peacock and Old Olive for this wreath as I wanted to use the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon.  It has a sheen similar to the bow on my inspiration wreath. (Plus it’s just gorgeous!)

Here’s the details for today’s card:

Materials & Measurements

  • Real Red card base:  4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ for a square card
  • Old Olive: 2 cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, 4 x 4 to cut wreath,  1/4 x 6, scraps to cut 8 sprigs
  • Whisper White: 2 cut at 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ scraps to stamp sentiments
  • Pretty Peacock: 4 x 4 to cut wreath
  • Soft Suede: scraps to cut 5 twigs
  • Regals 6 x 6 DSP: Real Red 2 x 6 for envelope flap
  • Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon: 18″

Directions

  • Adhere the Whisper White to Old Olive and then adhere to front and inside of card.
  • Cut wreaths in Old Olive and Pretty Peacock and adhere together (a little off centered) with a few Glue Dots.  Adhere to Whisper White panel with a few more Glue Dots.
  • Cut sprigs (from All-Around Wreath Dies) in Old Olive and twigs (from Flourish Dies) in Soft Suede.
  • Tie a bow with ribbon and adhere to top of wreath with a Glue Dot.
  • Stamp sentiments, fussy cut, and adhere around wreath with Glue Dots.
  • Use liquid glue to tuck in sprigs and twigs around wreath.
  • Add Red Rhinestones on twigs.Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas and All-Around Wreath Dies inspirational Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Stamp sentiment in Real Red on inside card.Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Holiday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • This card will fit in a standard envelope to mail. To make a custom square envelope like mine, simply cut 1/2″ off each side of the standard envelope.  Remove the inside scraps and add a thin line of liquid glue along the inside and seal closed. So simple! *Note- the post office does charge extra for square packages. I don’t do this all the time and let’s face it…this is a special card.  It’s worth it!Learn how to make custom envelopes- visit juststampin.com for inspiration, tutorials, and to order Stampin' Up! products - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • Adhere the Old Olive strip and DSP to the envelope flap and trim.Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas and All-Around Wreath Dies inspirational Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So, how do you think it compares to my inspiration?

I make (and sell) custom cards.  If you would like to purchase this card (or any you see on my blog) email me (j.stark@myactv.net). To order the supplies to make this card yourself just click on the images below.

This month I am offering 3 Exclusive card tutorials using the All Around Wreath Dies and coordinating stamp sets. You can get these tutorials FREE with a purchase of $40 or more from my online store. In addition, you will receive a handmade thank you card from me along with a card kit for any order each month! I love to make and send cards and I appreciate your support!

If you would like ideas how to use the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (shown on page 35 in the Holiday catalog), I am offering a Class Kit To Go this month with photo tutorials to complete 4 cards (using each of the patterns). Click HERE for a sample and all the details.

Have a great day!  I hope you find inspiration to create!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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