Lighted Wreath Tutorial

Yesterday I shared a fun fold lighted wreath card using the All-Around Wreath Die and Tidings All Around Stamp set.  These are available as a bundle (Save 10%) and are so versatile for year round use! I have been making so many wreath projects and they all look so very different! Not only that, they are just plain fun and the dies are so easy to use to create! Here’s a look at the lighted fun fold card.

Stampin' Up! TIdings All Around Bundle and Christmas Bulb Builder Punch fun fold Christmas wreath card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details if you would like to make this fun fold card…

Measurements

  • Very Vanilla card base:  4 1/2″ x 10 3/4″ scored at 3 5/8″ and 7 1/4″, 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ for sentiment
  • Mossy Meadow: 2 pieces 4″ x 4″ each to cut wreath dies
  • Old Olive: 2 pieces 4″ x 4″ each to cut wreath dies
  • Vellum: 4″ x 4″ to cut 3″ Circle Die
  • Scraps of Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pretty Peacock, Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, and Smokey Slate to punch bulbs
  • DSP: Night Before Christmas 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Directions

  • Fold and burnish score lines on card base.  Fold bottom up and top down for a trifold card.  The bottom piece is slightly smaller than the top so it closes easily.
  • Cut a solid and leaf wreath in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. Layer the Old Olive leaf wreath on top of the solid base wreath with a few Glue Dots. Layer the Mossy Meadow leaf on top of Old Olive off setting it a little so the leaves don’t line up and the wreath looks fuller.
  • Cut a 3″ Circle using the Layering Circle Dies. Glue to the back of the wreath then add the Mossy Meadow solid wreath to give it a finished look and add depth.
  • Using the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch, center the punch along the top piece and push it in as far as it will go and punch.Tutorial to make fun fold lighted wreath - Jeanie Stark Stampin' Up!
  • Center wreath over the circle opening and adhere to the front panel with liquid glue.
  • Make a bow with Real Red Cotton Ribbon and attach to the wreath with Glue Dots.
  • Stamp tops to bulbs with Smokey slate ink on ~1/2 ” strip of Smokey Slate cardstock.  Punch with Bulb Builder Punch.
  • Punch assorted colors of cardstock with Bulb Builder Punch. Adhere tops to bulbs with Liquid Glue and adhere to wreath with Glue Dots. Add highlights with a white gel pen.
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  • Open the top of the card and fold the bottom piece up.  Center and stamp sentiment in Black ink. * You will only see this sentiment through the front of the wreath when the card is closed.  When the card is open and displayed the sentiment is actually on the bottom of the card.
  • Fold the sentiment piece down and add the strip of DSP along the edge.  Stamp greeting on Very Vanilla cardstock and layer with Real Red cardstock.  Adhere to DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals. *The popped up greeting will hold the card in place when it is displayed.  Add a battery operated tea light behind the wreath so it glows. You have plenty of space inside for a handwritten note or other sentiment.

Stampin' Up! TIdings All Around Bundle and Christmas Bulb Builder Punch fun fold Christmas wreath card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

FREE Tutorials…This month I am offering 3 Exclusive PDF 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. (These ideas will not be shared on my blog.) 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!

Today is the last day to sign up for my “Decorative Masks Kit To Go”! You will receive the 4 NEW Decorative Masks (found in the Holiday catalog on page 35) along with a photo tutorial and kit to make 4 cards (using each of the different masks). You don’t want to miss out on these fun techniques! Order my kit by Oct. 10th! Click HERE or on the card below for all the details.

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What’s better than creating a handmade card? Sending it of course! That’s why Stampin’ Up! is excited to announce the first annual World Card Sending Week from Sunday, October 6 to Saturday, October 12. We’re setting a goal to send 50,000 cards that week! I would love your help in reaching our goal. I hope you will find some time to create this week. Then keep track of how many cards you send from Oct. 6 – 12.  On October 12th I will ask that you to leave a comment on my blog with how many cards you sent.  Let’s work together and send smiles across the world!

Have a wonderful day! Check back tomorrow for the next project in my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! M is for…?????? Any guesses?

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get the Christmas cards kit for October! Click HERE to subscribe!

Paper Pumpkin Winter Wonders

Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits in October and November, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! Here’s the details about the Holiday Kits:

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

*The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click HERE to subscribe today! *Order by Oct. 10th to receive the October card kit

K is for Kits

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! Kits are great to give as gifts or buy for yourself to make your holidays stress free and easier than ever! Here’s a look at the new Christmas Countdown Project Kit.

This kit is amazing! It includes enough supplies to create 25 mini boxes, plus a sturdy outer box to hold them all. When my kids were little I always had a different handmade advent calendar with activities for each day. I love how these sturdy hand-crafted boxes can be used year after year for a great holiday tradition! You could fill the boxes with small treats or do what I did and put a note in each box with a special activity to do each day.  (We would be doing most of these things anyway but this made it something special to look forward to each day.) My kids were always so excited to get up and see what fun thing we were going to do that day. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  • read a Christmas story (I always had a new book for them to unwrap.)
  • pick out (or make) a new ornament for the tree
  • write a letter to Santa
  • visit Santa at the mall
  • go to the tree farm to pick out the tree
  • decorate the tree
  • choose an “angel” from the angel tree at church
  • shop for child/family in need
  • bake cookies
  • make Christmas tags
  • play Christmas music and wrap presents
  • watch a Christmas movie together (either a new one or family favorite)
  • go for a drive to look at the holiday lights
  • do a random act of kindness

Here’s a little secret from me to you….I would fill the box with blank notes and just write on it the night before.  Let’s face it, who wants to predict what will work two weeks from now?! Shhhh…don’t tell my kids I did that! LOL

Here’s a quick video showcasing the kit. (*You do not need the stamp set to complete this kit! IMO)

This would be a great early holiday gift to give to friends, family members, or teachers (Imagine the joy the kids in school could enjoy as they anticipate a fun fact or activity each day)!

You can get even more bang for your buck by turning the boxes around and decorate the other end to use for another countdown activity throughout the year….days til the end of the school year, family vacation, etc. Or use the boxes for storage of small items…embellishments in your craft room, jewelry, hair ties or bows in a child”s room, nuts & bolts in the workshop, paper clips, brads,etc. in the office…. The possibilities are endless!!!!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Countdown Project Kit alternative idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE to add one or more of these kits to your shopping cart! If you are local to Hagerstown, Maryland and want to get together to make the Christmas Countdown Project Kit, email me (j.stark@myactv.net) for available class times.

I also offer monthly card kits. You can receive cards and projects in the mail cut and ready to stamp and assemble for quick & easy crafting ideas! This month I am offering a special “technique kit” to go. Do you want to learn how to make different cards like the one below using the Basic Patterns Decorative Masks? Sign up for my “Decorative Masks Kit To Go”  and you will receive the 4 NEW Decorative Masks (found in the Holiday catalog on page 35) along with a photo tutorial and kit to make 4 cards (using each of the different masks). You don’t want to miss out on these fun techniques! Order by Oct. 10th! Click HERE or on the card below for all the details.

Stampin' Up Gather Together Bundle with Decorative Mask technique Thanksgiving or Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What’s better than creating a handmade card? Sending it of course! That’s why Stampin’ Up! is excited to announce the first annual World Card Sending Week from Sunday, October 6 to Saturday, October 12. We’re setting a goal to send 50,000 cards that week! I would love your help in reaching our goal. I hope you will find some time to create this week. Then keep track of how many cards you send from Oct. 6 – 12.  On October 12th I will ask that you to leave a comment on my blog with how many cards you sent.  Let’s work together and send smiles across the world!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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October Host Code:  FG7M24JM
Click on the image below to order the Christmas Countdown Project Kit!

FREE Tutorials…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!

Did you miss out on the Exclusive monthly tutorials in September featuring the Gather Together Bundle? Order the bundle from my online store and I’ll send you the tutorials for FREE!

Click on the bundle to order!

Paper Pumpkin Winter Wonders

Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits in October and November, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! Here’s the details about the Holiday Kits:

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

*The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click HERE to subscribe today! *Order by Oct. 10th to receive the October card kit.

Get your craft area organized! Today is the last day to SAVE 15% during the Stamp-N-Storage Fall Sale!

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P is for Paper Pumpkin

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ll be sharing a variety of cards for every occasion from A to Z! Want a quick & easy way to create fun cards & gifts? Paper Pumpkin is the way to go! I love getting my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. I can take them with me when I travel for something to do in the hotel at night or while waiting for kids at practice, etc.  Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, supplies and projects instructions. I love the surprise each month! Lately, Stampin’ Up! has been giving us sneak peeks in to what’s coming next.  The July kit coordinated with 3 different product suites from the annual catalog so you get more bang for your buck and can keep using the stamp set and extra products in the kit to create even more! Love that! Each month Stampin’ Up! shares a video showing how to put the kit together.  Here’s the video for the July Paper Pumpkin On My Mind kit.

My July box hadn’t arrived before I left for vacation so I took the June kit with me to the beach this summer. The June, A Little Smile, kit was all about sharing random acts of kindness through creativity in a fun and easy way. It included 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes and an exclusive carrying case so you’d always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go.  It was perfect for our trip! Here’s a look at the stamp set and supplies that came in the June kit.

Paper Pumpkin June 2019 Kit - A Little Smile

Here’s the intended cards with the kit. *You can choose to use any of the 5 different sentiments in the stamp set.

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit June 2019 A Little Smile card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I gave some of these cards to the waiters/waitresses when we went out to dinner, left one for the housekeeper at the condo where we stayed, and put the tips for the Captain of the boat and the wonderful lady who gave me the best massage! This kit came at the perfect time! I didn’t make all the cards as intended.  I wanted to play around and make some alternative cards too! I love to use the Stampin’ Up! note cards & envelopes with the extra supplies and stamps in my kit.

Stampin' Up! June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin alternative note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin A Little Smile card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

There’s always plenty of alternative ideas on Pinterest and the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Fan Club. I loved this fun fold by Dawn Olchefske and the candy/gift card purse by Rachel Tessman is just adorable! It’s made with two of the envelopes in the kit.

Stampin Up June 2019 Paper Pumpkin A Little Smile fun fold alternative idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This kit worked well with one of my favorite new stamp sets in the annual catalog, Seaside Notions.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions alernative Paper Pumpkin Thinking of You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to walk the beach and my final card reminded me of one of my favorite little stories…

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin and High Seas alternative amazing card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

THE STARFISH STORY

One day a man was walking along the beach, when he noticed a boy hurriedly picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “Young man, what are you doing? The boy replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” The man laughed to himself and said, “Don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make any difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…“I made a difference to that one.” 

Together, we can make a difference too…one card at a time! Keep creating and sharing your handmade kindness!

Want a sneak peek into what’s coming in next month’s Paper Pumpkin? After watching this video I can’t wait to get the August kit! Check it out!

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit, you must subscribe by August 10.

I love to give little treats when I get together with my friends! These will be great to have on hand for hostess gifts as well! Just think, you can send your child or grandchild back to school with a treat for the teacher. So many possibilities! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered an add on kit. Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885) is priced at $10.00 and includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (notecard size).  It is available August 1st WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If you purchase $50 or more in July, you’ll get a $5 (or more) coupon to use in August.  That’s like getting the add on kit for 1/2 price (or FREE)! Doesn’t that sound great?!

Click HERE to subscribe by August 10th. If you want to order a 3 month subscription, click on the link below. You will get an email from Stampin’ Up! how to redeem your subscription along with a $5 coupon code to use in August! *See Bonus Days below for all the information about how to redeem your $5 coupons, etc.

*If you want to give the August kit a try you can always subscribe and then choose to suspend your subscription or skip a month at any time. It’s no problem and quick & easy to do. I think you might just like your monthly surprise as much as I do!

Hope you have a Perfect Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 purchase in July (before tax & shipping) you’ll get a $5 coupon to spend in August! There’s no limit to how many coupons you can collect and you still get Stampin’ Rewards if your order is $150 or more!

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Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and get in on the EXTRA free stuff with the purchase of a completely customized starter kit!

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