Tuesday Tip…Gift Box for Cards

Yesterday I shared with you a set of thank you cards.  You can see that post HERE if you missed it. Today I am going to share 2 ways to present your cards for gift giving.  I put yesterday’s cards in a clear stamp case as I wanted to put a little chocolate in there too. Chocolate is like stamping vitamins right? Here’s the case and directions for the insert.

Stampin’ Up! Wide Stamp Case

To make the insert for the stamp case start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 x 8 1/2. Score at 5 3/4, 6 1/2, 7 1/4.  Fold as shown in the photo.

The inset for the stamp case holds your cards and envelopes in place. The extra section is perfect for a little candy. I started out with these Hershey Nuggets wrapped in 1 x 3 In Color Designer Series Paper but changed my mind and went with the kisses to go with the contest theme.


Not only can you wrap the nuggets with DSP but you can also stamp the Avery address labels and just stick them over the wrappers (I use this idea a lot!). Here’s a set I stamped with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set.


You can also decorate the stamp case for gift giving.  Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 7 x 11 1/4.  Score it at 5 and 6 1/4.  Slip the DSP in the sleeve on the stamp case and you have a gift wrapped box!  I made a belly band and decorated it with flowers and die cut leaves for my daughter and put some monogrammed notecards inside.  Can you tell her favorite color?

Did you know you can purchase these empty stamp cases?  You can find them on page 183 in the annual catalog.  I could do another whole post on ways to use these cases!  They are great for markers, reinkers, gift tags, etc. You get 4 wide cases (like these that I’ve shown) for $7 and they are so nice and sturdy. I’m sure you’ll find many uses for them.

I promised you 2 card holder ideas today so let’s get to the second one.  I use this idea a lot to display card sets in my craft area as well as for gift giving.  The box can hold 5 -6 cards and envelopes depending on how many layers or embellishments you add.


Start with a piece of 7 1/2 x 11 cardstock. With the short side along the top, score at 1 1/2 and 6.  Score the other side at 3 3/4 and 5 1/4.  Fold along the score lines and cut as shown.

Add tear & tape adhesive and  stick the sides together.  Decorate the front as desired.  I usually decorate it match my cards. You can cut the sides at an angle if you prefer (like I shared previously with the business card holders). So many possibilities! Quick & Easy!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas.  If you make one send me a photo!  I would love to see your creations!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



A Jar Full of Thanks

Today I have a set of thank you cards to share with you (and one lucky winner).  I am back home after moving my daughter to college and as promised I will announce the winner of the Candy Jar Contest from last week. But first let’s get to today’s card.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Jar of Love stamp set and dies and the 2016-2018 In Colors to create a set of thank you cards.  *It was featured in an article on homemade thank you cards on gifts.com. You can view it HERE.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love making sets of cards to give as gifts.  They are great for teachers (I know because I am a teacher and need a lot of thank you cards) as well as hostesses, friends, family… or contest winners!

I stamped the middle sized jar on a piece of whisper white cardstock with smoky slate ink. I stamped the leaves in emerald envy and 3 flowers for each card using dapper denim, flirty flamingo, peekaboo peach, and sweet sugarplum ink. I cut the flowers out using the Everyday Jars Framelits. I attached the flowers to the leaves with glue dots. Here’s photos showing the making of the card in Dapper Denim.

Next, I stamped the jar on another piece of whisper white and stamped the sentiment in the same color as the flowers.  I cut out the jar with the matching framelit and attached it on top of the other jar with dimensionals.  I adhered it to a layer of emerald envy cardstock and attached a matching bow with a glue dot.

I adhered the In Color Designer Series Paper to the card base and attached the jar layer with dimensionals. I love to make matching envelopes!

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s photos of each of the other cards in the set.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Sweet Sugarplum

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What’s your favorite In Color?

I have to ship these cards so I put them in a wide stamp case. I also added some chocolate kisses…it just seemed appropriate as it was a candy contest.  Check back tomorrow and I will share how to turn the stamp case in to a gift box as well as an alternative idea for a card box.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Thank You card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp

So, I bet you’re wondering how much candy was in the Jar of Love.  Here’s another look at the jar from last week.


The Jar of Love was for my daughter and before I gave it to her I counted the number of days she would be away until she comes home for Christmas.  She always kissed me goodnight so I put 91 (good night) kisses in the jar and 40 hugs (as needed) for a total of 131 pieces of candy.  And the winner is….Ramsey!  Congratulations Ramsey!  You were the closest at 126!  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send this box of cards and candy to you.  I so appreciate everyone who played along and all the comments on my blog.

Here’s a couple of pictures of my daughter’s dorm room after we moved her in.  Do you recognize anything in the photos?

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


You can purchase the products used to create these cards from my online store.  Click HERE to shop or click on the images below.  I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.

Product List

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack

Glue Dots


Big Shot