P is for Peace on Earth with Pretty Pines and Paper Pumpkin

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series.  Today I am “shaking it up” for P! I used my Paper Pumpkin Pining for Plaid kit  (October 2017) with the Pretty Pines Thinlits and Carols of Christmas Bundle to make this “Peaceful” Christmas card . If you missed out on last month’s kit, don’t worry as you can still create this fun shaker card with products in the Stampin’ Up catalog. I like to make and share alternative ideas with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and this card is just one example of how you can change it up a bit to make it your own.

Stampin Up Pretty Pines Thinlits and Carols of Christmas shaker card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My card base is from Paper Pumpkin; however, you can cut a piece of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper for the front of your card. I love the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and have used it a lot to create cards and boxes for the holidays. The Peace on Earth sentiment fit perfectly in the precut card front in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love how my Paper Pumpkin saves me time! You always have the choice of turning over the prestamped image and stamping your own sentiment on the back or cut a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Whisper White to stamp an image or sentiment and another piece 4 x 5 1/4 to cut the circle using the Layering Circles Framelits. The window sheets, dimensionals, and sequins were included in the kit but you can order any of these items from my Stampin Up store. To assemble you attach the window sheet with glue dots to the back of the circle cut out.  Then add the dimensionals around the circle and fill with some sequins.  Remove the backing from the dimensionals and adhere the sentiment so it faces the front.

Then just add dimensionals to the top and bottom and adhere to the card base.

Stampin Up Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin alternative shaker card idea using Carols of Christmas bundle and Pretty Pines Thinlits - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

I added the pine branches from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and the trees and deer from the Card Front Builder Dies.  You can purchase the Card Front Builder Dies with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and save 10% on the bundle!

I love the matching envelopes in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  You can always cut the Merry Little Christmas DSP and add to the flap on the back of your envelope to tie it all together if you don’t have the kit.

Stampin Up Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit alternative idea using Pretty Pines Thinlits and Carols of Christmas Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I am so excited that the November Paper Pumpkin kit is designed to coordinate with the cards in October’s kit.  We’ve been told it is a “gifting project”.  I love having cards and gifts to match; however, you don’t have to have the card kit to make the projects in the November kit.  They can stand alone or be used together. If you want to get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss sign up by Friday, November 10th to get the November Paper Pumpkin kit.  Click HERE to sign up.

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

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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I received my October Paper Pumpkin kit and I love it…10 super-sparkly shaker cards! Talk about a WOW! Check out this month’s video and then keep reading to find out how you can get this kit!

If you missed this kit there is still time to get it! Starting tomorrow, Monday, October 23rd, Stampin Up! is offering full kits available for purchase (but only while supplies last)!!!  In order to purchase this kit you need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Sign up today to get the November kit and then you can order the October kit from my online store by clicking HERE.

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Be on Santa’s Nice List and tell your friends! No one will want to miss these specially designed, made-to-match kits, so now is the perfect time to introduce your friends to Paper Pumpkin. Receive a FREE GIFT when you subscribe through me.  Introduce a friend to Paper Pumpkin and enjoy $5 off an online order from my Stampin’ Up shop. Plus your friend will receive a FREE gift as well!  Join me in spreading the joy this season!!! (*Your friend must sign up for their Paper Pumpkin through me. Simply email me with the name of the person you referred and you will receive your $5 off any online order through me. There is no limit to the number of $5 coupons you can earn! The more the merrier!!!) You can click HERE to view my original post with this promotion.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me! Click HERE to shop.

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

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A is for Advent Boxes

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! I am excited to share some fun holiday projects from A to Z, starting with these Advent boxes.

Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves Advent Boxes Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

When my kids were little I always made some type of Advent calendar for the month of December.  I would plan a special activity for each day and put a note or clue inside the numbered project. For us, Advent was all about family time, giving, and remembering the reason we celebrate Christmas. I don’t know who enjoyed this tradition more, my children or me!

These advent boxes are quick & easy to make using the pillow boxes from the Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves Kit and the Large Numbers Framelits. When it comes to purchasing products I am all about versatility! I love the Large Numbers Framelits.  These dies are great for milestone birthdays and anniversaries and perfect for numbering advent boxes! (They coordinate with the Number of Years Stamp Set.)

You already know how much I enjoy getting my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits! If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can order refills of past kits (while supplies last).  I ordered 3 refill kits which will make 24 pillow boxes (not to mention 24 cards & envelopes which I plan to use for gift sets). Click on the image below to find out about the upcoming October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits and how you can earn $5 off your next online order!Paper Pumpkin season of style

If you are not a subscriber (I can’t imagine why not!!!) you can make your own pillow boxes (or stockings) using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies (available separately or as a bundle).

Here’s a size comparison of the pillow boxes side by side.

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Here’s my decorated pillow box using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies. Stampin Up Trim Your Stockings Thinlits Dies Pillow Box Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can easily fit notes, gift cards, and small treats in either one. Basically, it all depends on preference and how much time you have to create. You can add the stocking die to the pillow box which would be cute hanging on a tree. (I’ll be sharing more ideas using the stocking dies later.) There are many possibilities for these pillow boxes and just as many ideas for what to put in them…inspirational quotes for a college student during finals, gifts for 8 days of Hanukkah,  date night cards numbered for each month, a  birthday with their age on top, countdown to a wedding or big day, etc. What would you use them for? I would love to hear your ideas!

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin and Trim Your Stocking Pillow Box Ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE for printable notes for Advent

Click HERE for Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Children

You probably already do many of the activities you’d put in the advent boxes but there’s something special and exciting about opening a box to find out the special activity for the day. (FYI…the pillow boxes make it easy to slip the note in the night before or switch them around if something comes up.)

Even if you don’t have young children, you could make a set as a gift to give to grandchildren or a friend. You could even keep for yourself and fill with a random act of kindness to do or give away each day! We can all make a difference by spreading joy to others.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

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October special savings starts today! See details below!

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World Card Making Day is October 7th. In celebration of this day, Stampin’ Up will be offering 15% off select card making essentials, plus a deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive (BUY FAST FUSE ADHESIVE AND GET TWO REFILLS FOR FREE) October 1–10! Don’t miss out on this chance to stock up on card making staples to keep celebrating all year long. Click Here for the WCMD flyer.

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During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper will be part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click HERE for the DSP sale flyer.

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Stampin’ Up! announced the return of alcohol-based markers!! One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting sneak peeks at new products and being able to order early. Demonstrators (and anyone who signs up between October 1st – 15th) can purchase these before the are released (sometime before the end of the year). You could get the Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)  with “no strings attached” as part of your $99 starter kit.  I welcome hobby demonstrators!  Why not be your own customer and enjoy getting product at a discount? Click HERE for more information and to join my team! Questions? Email me and we can arrange a time to chat!