R is for Ribbon

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I love Ribbon and I like to add it to my cards and projects! I love the way Stampin’ Up! color coordinates everything! I’m a “everything has to match” type of person (with clothes as well as cards) and I love the special touch ribbon adds to a project. I shared previously my love for the organza ribbon.  You can view that post HERE. Today I am going to share some ribbon projects using the other new ribbons found in the Occasions catalog and share a cool tip for the Shimmer Ribbon found in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

In addition to the new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza ribbon which I shared previously, there are 3 more new ribbons in the Occasions catalog: Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, and Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon.

Here are some of the projects I’ve shared using these ribbons.  You can click on the image to see the original post.

Mini Gable Box embossed with Petal Pair embossing folder and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits treat box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board and Fruit Basket Bundle birthday card idea with a special treat - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Thank you card ideas using Narrow Note Card and Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up True Gentleman card idea using Celebrate You Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s a few more ideas to add a touch of ribbon from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team.

In addition to the beautiful new ribbons  in the Occasions catalog, you can earn the gorgeous shimmery ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  It’s FREE with a $50 purchase!  The Shimmer Ribbon Pack has 3 different rolls of ribbon: 1/4″ Basic Gray, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay, and 3/8″ Calypso Coral.

Something so cool that you can do with the Shimmer Ribbon is curl it! I found this tip in the Sale-A-Bration brochure on page 9:  To curl the shimmer ribbon, wrap it around a wood dowel and wet it; dry it with a Heat Tool, let it cool, and voila – curl!

What’s your favorite ribbon? Leave a comment below.

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Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and a wonderful weekend!  I’m so excited….my daughter is flying home today to celebrate my birthday with me this week! Check back for more chances to earn some blog candy!

Just Stampin’


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One Big Meaning for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #9

Stampin Up Thank You card using One Big Meaning Stamp Set, Layering CIrcles Framelits, and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

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I knew once I got back home there would be so much to catch up on.  Needless to say I am late posting for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I decided to go down the far right row: all things round, stacked sentiment, and plants. My card is a simple thank you card but could be used for any occasion. There’s a sneak peek for you too…the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper which will be available in the holiday catalog next month!

Stampin Up Thank You card using One Big Meaning Stamp Set, Layering CIrcles Framelits, and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This simple card is one of those layouts you could use again and again and it would look different each time by just changing the DSP, coordinating colors, and sentiment. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits but you could use squares, ovals, etc. I’m loving the Lemon Lime Twist with Garden Green.  I didn’t think I was going to like this color at all and I keep finding color combinations that look great with it! I guess the lesson here is never prejudge! Check back tomorrow for a color chart to use with the new In Colors!

How beautiful is this Painted Autumn DSP?! The other patterns are just as wonderful! My holiday preorder came yesterday and I couldn’t wait to see all the new paper!  I love DSP!  I will have more sneak peeks for you throughout the month. If you’ve ordered from me in the last 6 months your catalog will be arriving later this month.  I had them shipped directly from Stampin’ Up! so you will get to see all the new goodies soon!

Stampin Up Thank You card using One Big Meaning Stamp Set, Layering CIrcles Framelits, and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For inspiration and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: One Big Meaning  Ink: Lemon Lime Twist  Papers: Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (avail. Sept. 1)  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope that you pop over to the Tic-Tac -Toe Challenge site to see what the designers and others have created and play along!  It’s fun and easy! Feel free to email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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A Treat Holder for any Occasion

Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of my blog!  If you missed that post you want to check it out  HERE and leave a comment for a chance to win some blog candy. My very first blog post was a treat holder for the Fourth of July and I promised I would share what I made for this year’s cookout.

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat box. For directions and more visit juststampin.com

These are really quick and easy to make and the best part is all you have to do is change the paper and die and you can have a treat holder for any occasion. I’m thinking a pumpkin for Halloween, leaves for Thanksgiving, a  pine tree (or today’s star in some glimmer paper) for Christmas, hearts for Valentine’s Day…you get the idea.  Here’s the details how to make these sweet and simple treat holders…

Start with a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock. (You can make 4 treat holders from 1 sheet of cardstock.) Score the short side at 1″ and 3 1/4″. Score the long side at 2 1/4″ and 3 1/4″.



Fold and crease along the score lines. With the long side facing you, cut up to the 1″ score line on both sides. Notch the center pieces so it will fold easily.


Add Tear & Tape or Fast Fuse as shown. You want to secure the tabs first then adhere the front flaps back.



How easy is that?! Then just decorate your treat holder as desired. I used the star die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and added a Metallic Enamel Star in the center. The 3′ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags were the perfect size to fill with some patriotic Hershey Kisses.  I tied the bags with Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon. Here’s the different color combinations I made.



Every year I make the same cake for our cookout…it’s a simple jello poke cake with whip cream on top and decorated to look like a flag. It’s yummy!

Both the cake and the treat holders were a big hit! I hope you were able to celebrate the holiday with family & friends! Do you have special holiday food or traditions? I would love for you to leave a comment below.

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat box. For directions and more visit juststampin.com

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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