I is for Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. Today I’m sharing a bundle from the Occasions catalog that includes the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I love punches and this adorable punch pack coordinates with the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. Here’s a look at the bundle.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle - For inspirational ideas and ordering visit my blog, www.juststampin.com -Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fresh fruit!  We have several orchards nearby where you can pick your own apples in the fall as well as blueberries and strawberries in the spring. We also have a Peach Festival and other “fruit” events in the area so I knew I would get a lot of use out of this bundle. I found some smoothie mixes at the grocery store the other day and picked up a few for my my family and to give as little gifts. I made some fun “envelope cards” to hold the smoothie mixes.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle card ideas to hold treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It’s so easy to make any size envelope using the Envelope Punch Board!  All the directions are right on the board (for 66 different sizes) so you never have to worry about what size paper you need or where to punch and score. I started by measuring my smoothie mix package which measured 4 1/2 x 6.  I checked the EPB (Envelope Punch Board) to see what size paper I needed (8 1/2 x 8 1/2) and where to start to punch & score (3 3/4).

After I punched and scored all sides I was ready to embellish. The Tutti-frutti 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was perfect to go with my fruit smoothies. It is so easy to pick my cardstock colors from the DSP. I adhered my DSP to a layer of cardstock then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the envelope card. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits for the sentiment layers. I stamped the sentiment close to the bottom to leave room for my ribbon in the middle.  I stamped the fruit twice, once in each color, then punched them out with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punches. I wanted the add the leaf layer on top with a Glue Dot to give it a little dimension. I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow.  The ribbon keeps the envelope closed and just slides off to open. I added a stamped layer on the inside which is a hidden surprise under the smoothie mix.

This is a fun card to make even if you don’t have a drink mix to add.  I stamped and cut the sentiment “treat yourself” from the Picture Perfect Birthday set and attached that to the drink mix for an added touch.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card idea with a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My son has a birthday soon and he loves fresh pineapples. The smoothie mix calls for fresh fruit, water, and ice so I thought I would include a pineapple to go with it.  The tag was attached to the pineapple so rather than cut it off I made a tag to coordinate and adhered it on top.

I love making little gifts like this! The pineapple and card would be a nice welcome gift for a new neighbor or even a treat for Easter. Simply change the sentiment and you are good to go for any occasion.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card and tag idea to hold a treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter will be home for spring break soon and she loves strawberry smoothies! This little treat will be waiting for her.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle envelope card idea to hold a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The strawberries were fun to stamp and punch. I used both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the stems. I love this gingham ribbon.  It is easy to work with and really makes the card pop! Here’a a photo showing the back of the envelope card.  You can see how the ribbon keeps the envelope closed.

Stampin Up custom envelope made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment is perfect for my daughter! This set would also make a great hostess gift, thank you, or just a special treat for a friend or coworker. Who wouldn’t enjoy fresh strawberries and a handmade card?!

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle card idea with Tutti-frutti designer series paper and the Itty Bitty Punch pack - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have one more treat to share with you today.  My sister recently moved to Virginia and she is going to visit this weekend.  My family refers to our home as the local Bed & Breakfast. (My husband is a great cook!) I always like to leave little pillow gifts for overnight guests so while I was punching strawberries I made this quick Ghirardelli treat holder for my sister.

Stampin Up Fruit Basket Bundle candy treat holder idea made with the Envelope Punch Board - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can whip this treat holder in no time at all!  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 designer series paper. Use the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at 2 inches on each side. Put your candy inside and tie close with ribbon and twine.  I used my circle punches to punch the layers for the sentiment and attached it to the ribbon with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Quick & easy!

I hope you like today’s projects. For more Envelope Punch Board ideas and a video click HERE.  Check out this video showcasing the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the Fruit Basket Bundle I used in today’s projects.

So which do you prefer: Ghirardelli chocolate, strawberry smoothie, or pineapple smoothie? I would love to hear from you! FYI…I prefer milk chocolate to dark and would rather eat fresh fruit rather than put it in a drink.

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Have an wonderful day!

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Jeanie
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M is for Merry Music and more!

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series. I love Christmas music!  I could listen to Christmas carols year round! Unfortunately I can’t sing. (Many a friend will agree!  LOL)  At least my Pre K students don’t seem to mind.  I may not be able to sing the right notes; however, I create some “notes”. Today’s cards feature the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. I made a set of note cards for my daughter’s former violin teacher. My daughter visits her when she is home from college and brings her our homemade fudge for Christmas every year. I know she will appreciate these cards (maybe not as much as her favorite fudge but at least these are calorie free).

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

I love a black & white card! I can’t decide which sheet I like best. So many choices!Stampin Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper. For inspiration, ideas, and ordering, please visit my website www.juststampin.com

Here’s a look at each of the cards.

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

This is a clean & simple layout and a great way to showcase your favorite DSP. (Don’t forget select DSP is on sale through the end of October…Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Only a few days left to stock up & save!)

The DSP measures 3×3 and I layered each with a 3 1/4 square of Basic Black cardstock. I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut my boughs from Garden Green, Old Olive, and Real Red cardstock. I adhered these and the Red Ribbon bow with Glue Dots. I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Basic Black and cut it (and the Real Red scallop piece) with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered the sentiment layer to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick & easy! What a great gift idea for teachers, hostesses, musicians, etc. You get 4 each of 6 double-sided designs in the pack so there’s plenty of paper to make matching envelopes too!

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Do you have a favorite? The Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  I confess that I bought everything in this suite. I love it all!  This suite has everything you need to make holiday crafting easy…from tags and cards to gift packaging and memory keeping. Check out the video showcasing this suite.

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Have a marvelous day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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B is for Blessings

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! Count My Blessings is one of my favorite new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog! I love everything about this set…the font, sentiments, and the beautiful images! Most people send out Christmas cards but I also like to send out cards for Thanksgiving. I come from a large family and I consider my siblings the best gift my parents ever gave me! I feel blessed and even though I will be missing the big family Thanksgiving back home, I want them to know how much I appreciate having them in my life! These cards are great for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year!

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the beautiful floral and will be making it in different colors for each of my sisters. I didn’t think the men in my life would want flowers so I used the acorn and leaf stamp for a masculine look. This stamp set is so versatile!

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Stamp Set is great for fall or anytime of year to let others know you are thinking of them. For card ideas visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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The layout on both cards is basically the same…I adhered a 2 x 5 1/4 strip of Painted Autumn DSP to my card base.  I stamped the floral and acorn images on Shimmery White cardstock and used my blender pen and inks to color.  I cut the flower image out with the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it on a piece of cardstock cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I fussy cut the acorns. The sentiments are stamped with Basic Black Archival ink. The images are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some ribbon and Linen Thread for texture. I punched some vellum leaves and adhered with glue dots behind the layered flowers. I have a parade of photos for you.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I colored the envelopes to match.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love that I am ahead of the game for Thanksgiving.  This time of year gets so busy and this is one of those cards you can make a bunch of in no time!

I have a few more “blessings” I thought I would share with you that I’ve shared previously.  One is my Blessings Mix. (Click HERE for my “recipe”.)  I make this every year as a table favor for Thanksgiving.  The only that that changes from year to year is the packaging.  I’m using the pillow boxes from last month’s Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves kit. (I told you this was my favorite kit! Refill are still available!)

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table Favor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are the same boxes I used for the Advent boxes I shared yesterday yet they look so different.  I love the versatility of these boxes! (They are also great for giving gift cards or monetary gifts.)

Another “blessing” I shared previously is my Blessings Jar.  I made one last year for New Years.  (You can read that post HERE.)  My intention was for my whole family to write notes throughout the year and put them in the jar but I seem to be the only one who has added to the jar.  That’s OK because (unknown to them) I have added for them throughout the year. They have shared different events and happenings in their life during our conversations and I added them to the jar.  I had hoped to share the notes at Thanksgiving this year but with my children in two different states and my husband and I in Maryland, I will wait until we are all together.  I have enjoyed adding to it all year and I love the idea of sharing and reflecting on our many blessings. Writing it down helps because often times I forget things (and the older I get the more often that seems to happen.) There are times in our lives when we all get “down in the dumps”. I have opened the jar throughout the year and reread some of the notes and it has not only cheered me up but reminded me of all the blessings in my life. This would be a great gift idea to give to family and friends! There is so much to be thankful for and this is a good way to focus on the positive!

I hope you are feeling blessed today!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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