Thanksgiving Favors

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for you and appreciate that you take the time to stop by!  I love to create and share with you! I enjoy making 3D projects and always love to have little table favors for family and friends for holidays and other special occasions. I made these for my Thanksgiving  table favors this year.

Stampin Up Pillow Boxes and Painted Harvest table favor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin’ Up! Pillow Boxes are the perfect size for gift cards, small gifts, notes, candy treats, and favors! They are so versatile for year round use! You get 10 boxes for just $5 (which doesn’t break the bank)! Every year I’ve filled table favors with my Blessings Mix (*see recipe below) but I thought I would change it up this year and use an M&M poem I found.  My daughter is a math major and I know she will appreciate one of the verses on this one.

Stampin Up Pillow Boxes and Painted Harvest table favor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click on the links below for the poem, recipe and other fun notes you can insert in the boxes.

Click HERE to view/print the m&m poem


Click HERE and HERE for Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

Click HERE for Thanksgiving jokes and fun facts

I used the leaf punch and Painted Harvest Stamp set to create these. Punches make it quick & easy! You can click on the product list below to view in my online store.

Have fun and do something creative for (or with) your family and friends!

Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Just Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Leaf Punch

Glue Dots


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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.


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’


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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!

Layered Leaves Refill Kit Available!

Stampin Up Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The chat online is all about how everyone loves the September Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves Kit! I love it and shared previously how I plan to use them for my Blessings Mix this Thanksgiving. Paper Pumpkin subscribers can order refill kits for just $8! What a deal!

Stampin Up Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This kit contains supplies for 8 pillow boxes, 8 cards, and 8 envelopes.

Your kit includes:
• 8 embossed pillow boxes
• 8 embossed card bases
• 8 printed envelopes
• 1 sheet die-cut tags
• 4 sheets laser-cut leaves
• 3 sheets die-cut watercolor leaves
• 2 sheets laser-cut gold foil stickers
• 1 sheet gold foil tags
• 10 mini yellow clothespins
• 11 yds. baker’s twine
• 50 mini dimensionals
• 150 adhesive dots

You get everything except the stamp set and ink spot. You can certainly use them for more than just fall or Thanksgiving…the embossed pillow boxes make great gifts or favors for any occasion or holiday. Here are some quick & easy ideas I made using the Daisy Punch, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, ribbon and embellishments. No stamping necessary! (Use the coordinating cards in the kit to write a personal message.)

Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves Alternative Pillow Box Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This kit is great for more than just the intended projects! So many possibilities!

Paper Pumpkin season of style

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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