Oops! Card and Blog Candy Winner

Yesterday I shared a spring wreath birthday card I made using the Stamparatus.  If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.  I love the Stamparatus for many reasons, one of which is I get a “do over” if I don’t get a good image the first time I stamp.  It’s so easy to just reink and stamp again…it stamps in the exact spot making it look great every time! Here’s a video showcasing the Stamparatus if you want to see it in action.

So, what do you do if you get too much ink? I’m sure we’ve all experienced inky fingers getting on our project after it was finished! I prefer not to start over again so I try to turn my “boo boos” in to new creations.  Let’s face it, the recipient had no idea what my first attempt was supposed to look like (right?). Most times I just add an embellishment to cover it up (which is why I’m in love with the new Butterfly Duet Punch and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack).  Unfortunately, that wouldn’t work with this particular oops! Look what happened when I stamped the sentiment (after I had stamped my pretty spring wreath).

Stampin' Up! wreath builder template - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hate it when ink gets on the rim of the stamp and transfers to the paper! I did not want to toss my pretty wreath! So a quick fix was to stamp the sentiment again on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and cut a navy layer with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Just adhere on top and mission accomplished!

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms wreath - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I like to challenge myself to find a way to “make it work” before tossing it in the trash and starting over. My friend Susan gave me a Tombow sand eraser and it helps to fix little smudges.

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You can purchase these from Amazon. If you have a stamping fix story or idea, I’d love for you to share.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) or leave a comment below.

I can’t decide which card I like better. Do you have a preference?

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday wreath card idea made using the Stamparatus and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Are you ready to find out the lucky blog candy winner? I really do appreciate everyone who took the time to comment.  The winner (chosen from random.com) is……..

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Beth Ann Halvorson!  Here’s what Beth had to say:

Happy Birthday Month! I like to spend my birthdays with family and friends, eating tacos and/or pizza, and angel food cake with strawberries! Yum!

Congratulations Beth!  Email me your address and I’ll put your birthday stamp set in the mail. I loved reading each and every comment the other day about how you like to spend birthdays. An underlying theme was certainly enjoying it with family and friends! My daughter is coming home this weekend for spring break so she can spend my birthday with me.  She is the sweetest! I feel like the luckiest person in the world!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Celebrating Spring Birthdays for the Pals Blog Hop

Pals Blog Hop badge for march 2019Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because “Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I’m excited to share a fun technique to make a simple spring wreath birthday card.

Stampin Up Accented Blooms wreath birthday card idea using the Stamparatus, Perennial Birthday stamp set and Lovely Floral Embossing Folder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Several friends and family members have birthdays this month so I need quite a few birthday cards. The Stamparatus makes it quick & easy to mass produce!  I attended a wreath builder workshop a few weeks ago (with Gina K of Gina K Designs) and absolutely fell in love with the wreath builder technique. I decided to make my own wreath builder template. I used the Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper and Layering Squares Framelits to cut the template.  I started with a piece of 5 x 5 grid paper and used the lines to help me line up the die.  I used the largest square and cut it twice. First I cut a straight square then I centered the die on top in a diamond and cut it again. I can use this template over and over again!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus using the Layering Squares Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the same Layering Square die to cut my Whisper White cardstock to stamp my wreath design.  I placed the square piece in my template. Next, I placed the small flower from the Accented Blooms stamp set on the cardstock piece where I wanted it and closed the Stamparatus so it stuck to the plate.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I prefer to use the ink spots when I use the Stamparatus.  I have most colors from the Paper Pumpkin kits; however, if you don’t have them you can use the classic stamp pads or purchase Uninked Stampin’ Spots from my online store and use ink refills to make whatever colors you want.  I bought a few Uninked Spots for some missing colors I needed and it’s simple to do plus they save space and $.  Win! Win!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

To make the wreath just turn the paper to the right and secure in the template, stamp, and repeat all the way around (going from square to diamond).

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Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added the sentiment by placing the stamp in the center of the wreath then closed the second plate on top of the Stamparatus to secure it.  I inked it up and closed the plate. I love having the option to use both plates! I don’t have to remove my stamps so I’ll be ready to make more wreaths quick & easy without having to place the stamp again.  I know it’s all lined up and good to go!

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Another great feature of the Stamparatus is you can flip the plate over and use both sides! And that’s exactly what I did to add the sentiment for the inside.

Stampin Up wreath builder template for the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves.

Stampin Up Perennail Birthday card idea using the wreath builder technique and the Accented Blooms stamp set with the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Finishing the card was simple. My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 Night of Navy scored at 5 1/2 for a side fold card. The Daffodil Delight layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and is embossed with the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder. I wrapped Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon around the embossed layer and secured it on the back before adhering it to the card base.  I tied a simple knot on top with another piece of ribbon.  The wreath is layered with a Navy scallop square and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I embossed the envelope to coordinate. This is one of my favorite color combinations.

Stampin Up birthday card idea using the Accented Blooms and Perennial Birthday stamp sets, Lovely Floral Embossing Folder, and the Stamparatus - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday and Accented Blooms birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check back tomorrow to see how I changed it up a bit when I made a little boo boo! Often I like  my “oops!” just as much!  Many different stamps will work to make wreath designs.  You can bet I will be making more! See what you have and give it a try. I’ve listed the product links below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

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  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  15. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  24. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  25. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  26. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

 

 

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Card Swap Showcase…Day 3

Today is the last of the card parade from my recent card swap.  I can tell from your comments and enthusiasm for the first two days for my Card Swap posts that you love the inspiration from these fun and beautiful cards.  If you missed the previous posts just click on the links below.

Card Swap Showcase Day 1
Card Swap Showcase Day 2

The collection of cards I’m sharing today might not all have current Stampin’ Up! products, but every card gives great ideas for color combinations, layouts, and techniques. Enjoy the inspiration from these amazing crafters!

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Gate Fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Traci Davis
Stampin Up Abstract Impressions Gate Fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Traci Davis
Stampin Up Petal Palette and Swirly Scribbles card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Lisa Poe
Stampin Up Sea of Textures card idea using Under the Sea Framelits - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Ann Marie Beaver
Stampin Up Sea of Textures card idea with Tranquil Textures Suite - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Anne Marie Beaver
Stampin Up Varied Vases card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Nancy Brunelli
Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes fun fold get well card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Nancy Brunelli
Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Thinking of You card idea colored with Stampin Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Julie Hulka
Stampin Up Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Card Created By Hilda Burton

Please leave a comment below to let these artists know how much you love their creations. Thank you to everyone who participated!  It was so much fun getting “Happy Mail”!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Peace on Earth for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #20

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It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Using the challenge board to choose my elements made this project easy.  Let’s face it, we spend more time trying to come up with card ideas than it takes to make the card.  Let the challenge board do the “thinking” for you.  Here’s my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s board:

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I chose to go down the left side: peace, metallic thread, white and by adding some rhinestones I also made tic tac toe on the diagonal: peace, Free, rhinestones.  It really is so much fun and easy to create using the challenge board.  Give it a try!!!

I love to make fun fold cards and this one is actually the first fun fold style I ever made. (You can see my first fun fold card below.)  This style card is really easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of products to put together.  You need a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock for the base of the card and a 4 x 5 1/4 layer for the inside of the card. You also need 2 pieces of 4 x 3 DSP and then any shape to put on the front of the card.  Here’s how to put it all together.

Fold both 4 x 3 pieces of DSP up to the middle to create a point.  Make sure you don’t overlap.  Add a bit of glue to keep the folded pieces closed and then fold up/over.

Adhere the folded flaps to the top and bottom of the inside layer then adhere to the card base.

You can make this card with any shape added to the front. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set was an easy choice for the “Peace” element for my card.  I love this sentiment and the large font! I stamped it using Tranquil Tide ink and cut it out using the Layering Squares Framelits. I added Silver Metallic Thread and a folded piece of ribbon behind the sentiment before adhering to the scalloped layer. It’s hard to tell in the photo but I used Clear Wink of Stella to add a little glimmer to the sentiment.

Make sure when you adhere the stamped image to the card you just put adhesive on the top flap (close to the point) so you can open the card. The inside sentiment is from Star of Light Stamp Set. I added a rhinestone to the center of the star on the inside.

Stampin Up Star of Light fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added DSP to the envelope to coordinate with my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you will play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You can click Here to see what the other designers created this week to inspire you.

Here is the first fun fold card I did years ago before I had a blog. My friend, Susan Itell, featured it on her blog. You can see how you can use different shapes on the front.

fun fold Joy card

Many thanks to all who left comments on my blog yesterday! The winner of yesterday’s card is rept08.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop the card in the mail to you. I’d love to give away more cards! Simpy leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner to send today’s card.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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.

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A Wicked Fold for the Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love fun fold cards and this Shadowbox is “wicked” easy to make!  Start with a piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11. Score on the long side at 1/2, 1, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2, 10, 10 1/2. Cut a shape from the large panel. (I used the Layering Squares Framelits for today’s card.)

Fold along the score lines back and forth accordion style. I stamped my sentiment from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set on a 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the inside panel. This sentiment is perfect for this DSP…if you look closely the music and lyrics are from the song, Deck the Halls. Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Add Tear & Tape as shown and adhere the card together. I love the depth you get with this card…perfect for adding a mini ornament embellishment! I simply tied the ornament to a piece of Silver Metallic Thread and adhered with a glue dot.  I punched a red berry from the Holly Berry Builder Punch to place on top of the glue dot. The ornament looks so pretty hanging down!

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The music and sentiment was just calling out for some holly so I stamped the bough from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set twice on Garden Green cardstock and fussy it cut it with my Paper Snips.  I adhered to the base of my shadowbox with glue dots.  I stamped and punched more holly and curled them before adhering with glue dots to give the bough some dimension. A simple bow made with the Quilted Christmas Ribbon and some red berries (Rhinestone Jewels colored with a red Sharpie marker) was the finishing touch.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas Fun Fold Shadowbox Christmas Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This would be a perfect card to give with an ornament.  (You can click HERE to see an ornament gift box I shared previously or HERE to see another Shadowbox card idea.)

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.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Merry Patterns stamp set

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Just Peachy!

It seems my weekend was all about food…a crab fest, cupcakes, and peaches! Yesterday my daughter and I went to the annual Peach Festival in town. There’s nothing like fresh fruit when it’s in season…sweet and delicious!

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Today’s card is just peachy! I made it for a friend who could use a little pick me up.  I thought I’d drop it off with some fresh peaches to brighten her day.

Simple card made with Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

The DSP is from a Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and it’s just as sweet as those peaches!

DSP Whole Lot of Lovely

This is another one of those “formula” cards that’s quick & easy to put together. I cut my card base 4 1/4 x 11 and scored it at 5 1/2. The DSP layer measures 3 1/2 x 5 with a mat that’s just 1/8 larger at 3 5/8 x 5 1/8. I like the way the ribbon looks like it is “hugging” the card. (At least that’s what I imagined and wanted to convey!) The sentiment is cut from the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies.  I have used the dies in this set a lot and find they are very versatile. I love that I can snip them out (like I did on this card) or just die cut the shape and layer it with paper behind it.

My card wouldn’t be complete without an envelope to coordinate.

Simple card made with Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

I goes great with the basket of peaches.  You can really see how realistic the Designer Series Paper looks!

Simple card made with Stampin Up Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

I also needed a thank you card so while I had my paper out I just cut for two! (I do that a lot!)  I changed it up a bit and used Peekaboo Peach cardstock and ribbon instead of Tranquil Tide.  I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Squares Framelits to layer the sentiment.

Simple card made with Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and Stitched Shapes Framelits. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

I’m glad I came home with a lot of peaches yesterday because I seem to be giving them away faster than I can make peach cobbler! Here’s both cards side by side. Do you have a preference?

Stamp Set: So Many Shells (sentiment) Papers: Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White  Ink: Peekaboo Peach  Tools & Accessories: Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits,  1/2″ Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon, 3/8″ Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon (retired)

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

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Happy Birthday Rachel!

Yesterday was Rachel’s birthday and I went to Georgetown Cupcake.  They make the BEST cupcakes I have ever tasted! So many choices, it’s hard to pick just one! My husband, daughter, and I each got a different one and shared. YUM! I also brought one home for Rachel. I love the adorable pink box they package them in but I still had to add a sweet little touch.

Stampin Up Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits were used to decorate this cupcake box. For ideas and Stampin' Up! supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits to decorate the box.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want. You can see in the photo of the stamp set that there are 3 layers to the top and bottom…that’s what gives it such a realistic look.  The photopolymer stamps make it easy to build each layer.  I used Crumb Cake Ink for the frosting even though it looks twp tone. For the bottom I used 3 different inks: So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, and Sahara Sand. (*I experimented with different colors before I decided on these.) I love how it makes it look just like the cupcake…sprinkles and all!

Stampin Up Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits were used to decorate this cupcake box. For ideas and Stampin' Up! supplies visit www.juststampin.com

The coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies makes it easy to cut the pieces out. I love the word dies included in this set! I layered everything on the box starting with the Delicate White Doily.  I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the Powder Pink circle. I adhered it all together with liquid glue then wrapped it up with 1/2″ Finely Woven Powder Pink Ribbon. On the inside I used the Stylized Birthday Stamp Set to stamp Happy Birthday in melon mambo ink.  I layered the greeting on a powder pink square I cut using the Layering Squares Framelits.

Stampin Up Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits were used to decorate this cupcake box. For ideas and Stampin' Up! supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I know Rachel will enjoy this sweet treat as much as I did. It was worth waiting in the long line. Here’s a few photos from our sweet adventure. (My daughter and I are at the very end of this line!)

Here’s more ideas using the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies.

cupcake ideas 1

cupcake ideas 2

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Stepping It Up with So Many Shells

Shaker card with Stampin' Up! So Many Shells stamp set. For project ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Yesterday I shared a simple card I made that was inspired by a picture I saw in a shop by the beach.  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.  I stepped it up for today’s card.

Shaker card with Stampin' Up! So Many Shells stamp set. For project ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

My stepped up card is a shaker card. I added some sand and tiny shells I got from Newport when I went sailing with my son. I enjoy shaker cards and they are really fun and easy to make.  The cardstock, measurements, etc. for this card are the same as yesterday’s simple card.  I attached a 2 1/2″ square window sheet with glue dots to cover the square. Then I added 2 layers of Foam Adhesive Strips around the square (to allow for enough space for the shells to move around).

Shaker card with Stampin' Up! So Many Shells stamp set. For project ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I added a few pearls and this stepped up version is just as simple to make as the original! Which one do you prefer?

Simple card ideas with Stampin' Up! So Many Shells stamp set and Layering Squares Framelits. For project ideas, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: So Many Shells  Ink: Sahara Sand  Papers: Thick Whisper White, Sahara Sand Tools & Accessories: Layering Squares Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Window Sheets, Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips

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I enjoyed reading the comments yesterday about what you think I collect when I go on vacation. I gave you a hint when I told you I’m in my happy place when my toes are in the sand. You can see some of my collection below.

My sand collection from my travels. Visit www.juststampin.com for inspiration and Stampin' Up! supplies.

I told you I love the beach! I bring the beach home with me everywhere I go! (Oh the stories I could tell about some of this sand! FYI…trying to go through customs with sand in a plastic bag is not always easy!  LOL) I love the different colors and textures. It’s amazing how different the sand is from beach to beach. I have sand from as far north as Prince Edward Island and as far south as Cancun, Mexico. I also have sand from as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Normandy, France. I spend a lot of time on the east coast and have collected sand from Maine to Florida. My favorite is the pink sand from Bermuda! This is such a fun collection and brings a smile to my face.  It’s inexpensive and easy to document my travels with some Avery labels on jars.

I am still away so I had to text my daughter to get her to take the picture of my sand collection. My husband took a picture of her standing on the bathroom counter to get the photo. The things she does for me!  LOL

Congratulations to Pam Traffis for guessing correctly! Pam, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will put a goodie in the mail to you next week when I get home. Many thanks to all who left a comment.  I enjoyed reading about your collections. I love to take lots of photos too while on vacation and I look forward to sharing some stories and pictures from my travels.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Something Sweet for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #6

Sweet Treat holder using Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. For more card and project ideas visit www.juststampin.com

It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! It’s fun and easy to play…just pick 3 and create! Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I chose the row on the far right going down: square, wrap, woodgrain. Here’s my project.

Sweet Treat holder using Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. For more card and project ideas visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack to make the crate using the Wood Crate Framelits. The paper stack comes with 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 different 6 x 6 double-sided designs.

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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack Item #144177 $10

I love that the crate framelit cuts and scores so all you have to do is fold and adhere. Quick & easy!

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Wood Crate Framelits Item # 143730 $30

The sentiment is from the Cool Treats stamp set stamped on Whisper White using Old Olive and Real Red ink. I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered it with an Old Olive scalloped square cut using the Layering Squares Framelits.  I cut the strawberry from DSP and attached the square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I filled the crate with Strawberry Ghirardelli  wrapped in a 3 x 6 cellophane bag tied with the new Double-Stitched Ribbon. It makes a “sweet” gift!

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As you can see there are many possibilities which makes this suite a “must have”.

Sweet Treat holder using Stampin Up Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. For more card and project ideas visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Cool Treats  Ink: Old Olive, Real Red  Papers: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White, Old Olive  Tools & Accessories: Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, 3 x 6 Cellophane Bags, Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Here’s to Cheers and Cheerful Tags

The Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies combine to create cute tags to embellish a bottle of wine, gift card, plate of treats, or pretty much any gift. This set is so versatile and can be used year round for hostess gifts, birthdays, etc. Here’s one I made for New Years.

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Ring in the New Year with the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and Cheerful Tags Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

I love how elegant this tag looks.  And it was so quick & easy to make with the Cheerful Tags Framelits. I heat embossed the sentiment from Here’s to Cheers with gold embossing powder and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I thought the stitching tied in with the new metallic ribbon that is so soft and gorgeous!  (You can earn this ribbon for FREE during Sale-A-Bration starting January 4th!) I layered the sentiment on some gold glimmer paper I cut from the Layering Squares Framelits.  The gold bow paper clip adds that touch of elegance.

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New woven Metallic Ribbon available from Stampin’ Up! for a limited time during Sale-A-Bration
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Elegant wine tag in gold and vanilla made using the Cheerful Tags Framelits from Stampin’ Up!

Here’s another version I made for individual little wine bottles.  These would make great table favors for a dinner party or little gift for a friend.

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Use the Cheerful Tags Framelits to make a wrap for a bottle

For this bottle wrap I used the same die but I cut off the part of the tag that has the hole to go over the top of the bottle.  I wanted to make it wrap around the bottle and this was easy to accomplish by threading some gold ribbon through the openings in the die cut.  I tied a simple knot and embellished with some gold foil I cut using another die in the set. I heat embossed the sentiment and punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  I really love this sentiment…it can be used for birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, or any special occasion.

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Stamp Set: Here’s to Cheers  Ink: VersaMark  Papers: Gold Foil, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper  Tools & Accessories: Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Gold Satin Ribbon, Metallic Ribbon (SAB item), Bow Paper Clip Embellishments, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Have a wonderful day and a Happy New Year!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie