A is for Apple Builder Punch

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 (or back to school) as easy as ABC! Today’s projects use the Apple Builder Punch found on page 49 in the Holiday Catalog.  September is back to school month and this post it note holder would make a great little gift for a teacher, student, coworker, or yourself. I know I’d be lost without my sticky notes!  This little holder makes it easy to carry in a purse or stand out on a desk!

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos and Apple Builder Punch Post It Note Holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This project is as easy as ABC! Here’s the details…


  • Cardstock: 3 1/8 x 8 1/4, scored on long side at 3 1/8, 3 3/8, 6 ½, 6 ¾
  • DSP: 3 x 3


  1. Fold and burnish score lines using a bone folder.
  2. Adhere sticky note pad inside using strong adhesive.
  3. Adhere gingham DSP to front panel.
  4. Stamp apple and leaf using Harvest Hellos stamp set.  Punch using Apple Builder Punch.
  5. Use glue dot to adhere leaf and stem to apple. Adhere to DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Wrap Braided Linen Trim around inside flap and tie a bow. *I attached a glue dot behind the inside flap to hold the trim. Slide cover under ribbon to close.

I love to make little gifts and 3D projects. Each month I include a 3D project in my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet To Go”.  This post it note holder was the 3D project included in my kit last month. Would you like to receive my kit in the mail? My “Kit Buffet TO GO!” is intended to make it easy for you to be able to see and try out different products while being able to substitute different stamps you already have. You don’t have to worry about having coordinating designer series paper to go with the cardstock, the right color ribbon to match, or other embellishments…everything is in the kit!  You just need to stamp and adhere. There’s just a few spots left to get in on the September kit! (Click HERE for more information and all the details.)

What are your favorite apples?  My favorite are Honeycrisp! Oh Yum!  One of my favorite fall activities is apple picking! Do you like caramel apples and/or candied apples? I found some caramel apple pops at Walmart and used the Apple Builder Punch to make some quick treats to give to the kids. These were so much fun!

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos and Apple Builder Punch candy treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What do you think…do these look like caramel apples? I punched the apple in soft suede then fussy cut it to look like caramel dripping down and layered it on top of the red or green apple. I stamped the candied apple in Cherry Cobbler so it would be a little darker. You could stamp anything on the apples such as Happy Halloween to give out for Trick-or Treat! The apples would make fun notes to put in a child’s lunch box or tags to put on homemade baked goods (apple pie, apple bread, etc.), and so much more! This bundle is so versatile which made it a top choice on my list of must haves! Click on the image below to add it to your collection!

Creativity is Calling! Are you making a card to participate in my card swap?  Read all about it HERE

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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Orders of $40 or more receive EXCLUSIVE monthly tutorials (via email) featuring the Stamp of the Month, Gather Together (Sept.). Click HERE for more details.

September Host Code:  NDE26TXR

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September Special on Select Designer Series Paper! BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!

DSP Sale BUY 3, Get 1 FREE

Here’s the list of the select papers included in the sale! (Click on any image to view in my online store.)

Click HERE to view and print the DSP FLYER

Paper Pumpkin October 2019

Paper Pumpkin has just what you need this holiday season: In October and November, we are offering two back-to-back coordinating kits, one with 10 Christmas cards, the other with 24 Christmas tags. And the projects are easy and fun.  These 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! Click HERE to subscribe.

October Kit *Subscribe by October 10th

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 *Subscribe by November 10th

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.

A Sweet Soiree Calendar Kit for 2018

Happy New Year!  Thank you for stopping by and for being a part of my life this past year! Your comments are always appreciated and although time doesn’t allow me to respond every day, I want you to know that I read each and every one of them.  You fill my heart with joy and make me smile!

A new year means a new calendar!  I decided to use the beautiful Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper for my project today (available Jan. 3rd in the new Occasions Catalog).

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper calendar/post it note holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I have made several stand up calendars in the past.  (You can view those HERE or HERE.)  I’ve also made different post it note holders. (You can click HERE or HERE to view.) I decided to combine the two for my desk this year. I absolutely love the silver foil accents, handpainted designs, and colorful printed images in the Sweet Soiree DSP! I used coordinating cardstock in Marina Mist and Flirty Flamingo. I can’t decide which one I like better!

How would you like to receive my “Sweet Soiree Calendar kit” to make one for yourself? Here’s two different ways you can get one:

  1. Place an order for $50 or more from my online store in January using the host code. I will send you a post it note/calendar kit and email you the directions and measurements so you can put your kit together and make more if you like. (*If you wait until January 3rd to order and you will earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift too!!)
  2. Order this month’s “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet”.  *The post it note/calendar kit will be the 3D project included in this month’s kit.

Here’s how you can reserve your Just Stampin’ Card Kit Buffet to go:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” in the subject line. Include your full name, mailing address, and email address.  I will send you a PayPal invoice. Orders need to be placed by January 15th. (*Please note I can only accept a limited number of orders each month. I may reach my limit before January 15th.)

Monthly “Kit Buffet” TO GO cost:  $10 (plus shipping and handling)

Just Stampin’ Buffet TO GO Kits include:

  • Pre-cut supplies for four projects (stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy)
  • Envelopes for non 3D projects
  • Pre-punched items and/or Big Shot items, such as die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments

My “Kit Buffet TO GO!” is intended to make it easy for you to be able to see and try out different products while being able to substitute different stamps you already have. You don’t have to worry about having coordinating designer series paper to go with the cardstock, the right color ribbon to match, or other embellishments…everything is in the kit!  You just need to stamp and adhere. They are versatile to be able to use for different occasions!

If you have ordered my card kit buffet before, I would love for you to leave a comment. Here’s what others have said about my past kits:

Your kit arrived yesterday and I’ve had great fun putting it together. You did a terrific job!  I love the way everything coordinates (which is my biggest challenge) and the kit was so well organized with the pieces for the box all together neatly in a glassine envelope.  Such attention to detail!  

Your instructions were impeccable.  Your pictures were beautiful and a big help in putting everything together. Obviously I am very pleased. And I will be ordering again if you have future kits.    Thank you so much,
Deborah M

I haven’t had much time to craft lately but I did these in a jiffy and they are sooo cute. Thank you for offering this for us!

Please count me in! Besides being great cards, it’s the BEST value out there and I’d do this even if you charged more–your time is worth more than you are charging!
Thanks, Jeanie. Excited to see the new things you’ve come up with.

The kit includes supplies for 3 cards and a 3D project. I will send you an email when your kit is shipped (the end of January). It will include an attachment with the project samples, supplies, and directions. You can substitute different stamps and sentiments using what you have or just copy my samples.

I love to spoil my customers and they have been enjoying my card kits and 3D projects at classes and/or when they place an online order. I love to send out card kits and/or treats for orders placed with me. You can get a “thank you” card kit for FREE with an online purchase using the hostess code. (*See below for the current hostess code.)

The choice is up to you! Order your kit buffet to go today or Click HERE to shop and earn a thank you calendar kit for FREE! (Remember to enter the hostess code to qualify for your Free kit.)

Have a wonderful day and a Blessed New Year!

Just Stampin’


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! If you choose “no contact” when you check out I am unable to send you your thank you gifts. (*If you feel you did this in error just email me and I will be happy to fix the situation.)

January Host Code:  XQAD4BEV

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Year End Sales Event

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the Year-End Sales Event! Do you have everything you want/need from the retiring Holiday Catalog?

Click for the list of Retiring Holiday Products (PDF)

Stampin Up discounted year end sales event - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Just a Note for Back to School


I seem to have apples and school stuff on my mind this week! Today’s post-it note holder would be a great gift to give with the card I made yesterday. The apple DSP was still sitting on my desk along with some post it notes. (I am such a list person and anytime I get a thought or idea I have to jot it down. Sometimes I need a list to remind me of the list!)   I decided to use the leftover paper and make this post it note holder.  I am going to keep this one for myself; however, now that I know how quick and easy it is to make, I think I’ll make some for the office staff at work. They always do so much for everyone else!  I bet you can think of someone who might like one too.  Or just make one for yourself.

I watched a rather looooooong video by Jan Brown from the UK.  She CASed (Copied And Shared) it from someone else. I decided to change it up as I did not need to put a pocket on the back to hold a business card or gift card for myself. I suppose if you want to make one for someone else and put a nice gift card in the back no one would complain. LOL  I did try to simplify the steps so you don’t have to watch the 45 minute You Tube video but, just in case you want to watch Jan’s video you can click HERE.

Here’s the details for mine. Start with a 5 3/4 x 12 piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  With the short side across the top of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score at 1/2, 1, 4 3/4, 5 1/4.  With the long side at the top, score at 2, 2 1/2, 6, 9 1/2, 10 1/2, 11 1/2.


Next you need to cut 1 inch off the long sides from the 2 1/2 inch score line. See the photo for where to cut and snip.


Fold and crease on the score lines with a bone folder. See the photo for which way to fold along the score lines. The box section is in front and it looks like a tent from the side view.


Attach DSP (3 5/8 x 1 7/8, 3 5/8 x 3 3/8) and then put Tear & Tape Adhesive as shown and adhere the holder together.

Wrap Old Olive Baker’s Twine around the holder and tie a bow.  To decorate,  I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to stamp the tree leaves in Pear Pizzazz on Old Olive cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Wishes with Soft Suede ink. The tree leaves get punched out with the Tree Builder Punch. Stamp the tree trunk from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in soft suede ink and cut it out with the matching Thinlits Die.



Attach the tree to the front of the holder with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add your Post-It Notes and that’s it! There’s room on the side of the holder to put a pen or pencil.  I’m going to put a small golf pencil in mine.



I really like the way the Sprinkles of Life and Thoughtful Branches Bundles go together. This would make a nice little gift set. You could put the “Just a note” sentiment on the cards too!   If you missed yesterday’s post how to make the card you can see it HERE.

Stamp Sets: Sprinkles of Life, Thoughtful Branches, Watercolor Wishes  Inks: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz  Papers: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Old Olive Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Post-It Notes

I remember taking my kids shopping for new backpacks and back to school supplies each year. Before they went to school I always took the traditional back to school photo on their first day. Now that my youngest is off at college, I didn’t think I’d have any first day photos this year. I was touched and surprised when my daughter texted me this photo on her first day of classes at college. So sweet and thoughtful of her to remember!


They grow up so fast! Here are pictures of my son and daughter on their first day of kindergarten. Boy do I miss those days!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’