Q is for Quick Gift Ideas

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! Today is all about Quick & easy gift giving!

Stampin’ Up! offers several products to make gift giving Quick & easy. If you are anything like me there are times when you need a last minute gift.  I keep some of my favorite quick & easy gift making products on hand so I am always ready.  Two of my favorite products for quick holiday gifts are the copper tins and the mini gold pizza boxes (these come in white also).

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Copper Tin and Perfectly Plaid Pizza Box Gift Ideas for Christmas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Both of these products are food safe which make them great for homemade goodies. You can also fit 3 x 3 note cards inside which can be used for gift enclosures or tags. What a great holiday helper gift idea for a busy coworker, friend, or hairdresser!

The Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper has gold foil accents on classic Christmas plaid designs which look great with the gold box. I punched the tree from a 3 1/4″ square of Shaded Spruce cardstock using the Pine Tree Punch. I adhered it to to a piece of 3 x 3 DSP and then to top of the box. I stamped the tree image from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink and adhered it to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Shaded Spruce ribbon with gold stripe is the perfect accent. It’s quick & easy to just wrap around the box and tie a bow.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Pizza Box Christmas gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My husband makes delicious fudge every year for the holidays and the mini pizza boxes are great for gifting individual sweet treats.  I plan to give this to my daughter’s former violin teacher.  She loves my husband’s fudge and we bring her some every year. Her husband passed away a few years ago and she enjoys it when Ariane visits her when she’s home for the holidays.  This gift box coordinates with the card I shared the other day which makes a nice gift presentation. (*You can click HERE for the directions to make the card if you missed that post.)

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid Pizza Box and Christmas card gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My second quick & easy gift uses the Copper Tins. I used these copper tins last year to hold my homemade cinnamon candy I make for my family and friends. The tins were a big hit last year so I thought I would update the look with the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. This DSP has copper accents which coordinate well with the tins.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Copper Tin Christmas gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I cut the DSP at 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and adhered it to a 3 x 3 piece of copper foil and attached it to the tin. I punched the ornaments using the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Delicata Celestial Copper Ink. If you would like to see the copper tins (and some other gift ideas) I made last year click HERE.

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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X is for Box

Welcome to my ABC Card Series! Throughout this series I’ve been sharing a variety of cards for every occasion. Today’s card is a fun fold boX card. I love to make fun fold cards and this one is not only different, it’s really quick & easy to make!

Stampin Up! Perennial Essence and Beauty Abounds fun fold box card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Materials and Measurements

  • Card base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Mossy Meadow cardstock scored at 2, 4, 6, and 8.
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper – Cut 4 strips 1 3/4 x 5 1/4.  (I stamped my sentiment on one of the panels. You could use whisper white cardstock if your DSP is too busy or dark.)
  • Basic Black cardstock to cut Butterfly Beauty dies.

I used a strip of Tear & Tape along the 1/2 inch side to adhere the box. The butterfly dies are attached to the card with a glue dot on each butterfly along the center fold line. This card will display nicely on a shelf.  I love how it looks like the butterflies are floating.  Here’s more views of this fun card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty and Perennial Essence fun fold box card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds and Perennial Essence fun fold box card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

And it folds flat to mail in a standard envelope.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Beauty and Perennial Essence fun fold box card idea for a friend - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So, what do you think?  Ready to give this fun fold a try? Click on the product links below if you need any of the supplies. If you find you don’t want/need full packs of paper and just want a sample, you can click HERE to view the details to order my “Suite” Holiday Catalog Product Shares!

Hope you have an eXcellent day!

Just Stampin’


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Today is the Last Chance for Trimmer Blades!

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The final batch of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) will be available today, August 27, at 10:00 AM (MT), and when they sell out, they will be gone for good.  *Stampin’ Up! announced that a new paper trimmer will be available for demonstrators to purchase before the end of 2019.

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F is for Friend for the Pals Blog Hop

Pals Blog Hop June 2019

Welcome to the Pals’ June  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” 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.

This month I’ve been sharing cards for each letter of the alphabet in my ABC Card Series. (Make sure you follow my blog so you don’t miss out on cards for every occasion from A to Z!) Today I have a quick & easy card for a friend using the Free As A Bird stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I couldn’t decide between birds or butterflies for our “Anything with Wings” theme.  This simple card design would work with either. I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from Free As A Bird so this one stamp set did it all!

Here’s all the details if you would like to make this card:

  • Card Base: Seaside Spray Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • DSP Layer:  2″ x 4 1/4″.  Adhere to the center of the card base.
  • Cardstock Layer: Daffodil Delight 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Stamped Layer: Whisper White Cardstock 2-1/2″ x 4″. Stamp the image and using Memento Black Ink.  Color with Stampin’ Blends: Daffolidl Delight Combo, Old Olive Combo, and Crumb Cake Combo. Stamp sentiment in Seaside Spray ink. Adhere to Daffoldil Delight Cardstock.
  • Wrap a piece of Seaside Spray Scalloped Ribbon around the stamped layer and adhere on back.  Tie a simple knot in front. Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish the envelope with a 1/4″ strip of Seaside Spray cardstock and a 2 x 6 piece of DSP.  Trim around the flap with Paper Snips.

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The best part about this card is you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to send this to someone.  Make someone smile today!

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, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up



Have Fabulous Day!
Just Stampin’

Stampin' Up! Free As A Bird friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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