Blossoming Basket for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #36

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle All Occasion card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Today’s card features the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order! This is such a versatile set as it can be used for just about any occasion…birthday, sympathy, get well, thank you…or just a card to give someone with a bouquet (or basket) of flowers to let them know you’re thinking of them.

I stamped the basket on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers) to color. Oh what fun it is to color with these markers!  It is so easy and it amazes me every time! It makes me feel like an artist the way they add depth and shading. I realize these markers are a bit of an investment but trust me, it will be money well spent!  You don’t need to start out with all of them.  Get Old Olive and one or two of your favorite colors along with the Color Lifter to start.  I do recommend buying the combo packs so you have the light and dark shades of each color. If you want to see more projects I’ve shared using the Stampin’ Blends Click HERE or HERE.

I wanted to be able to use this card for any occasion so I only inked up part of the sentiment (for you).  That leaves me free to use any sentiment on the inside depending on occasion.  I often make cards and leave the inside blank until I know who the recipient will be.  I can’t wait to get my Stamparatus this week!  I will be stamping a bunch of these baskets to color.  Research has shown how therapeutic coloring can be (which is probably why adult coloring has become the rage).   It is definitely my therapy of choice! (Not that I don’t appreciate the progress I have made due to my Physical Therapists but, coloring is pain free!)

The other feature of this bundle is the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. WOW!  Not only is that a mouthful but it really is dynamic! It adds so much texture to a project! This is a thick embossing folder so you only use one clear plate instead of two when making your “sandwich” for the Big Shot. I embossed the front of my Crumb Cake card base. Here’s a close up so you can really see the texture!

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing this bundle.

I knew I had to have this stamp set and embossing folder the minute I saw it! I love baskets and have a collection in my craft room where I store many of my Stampin’ Up supplies to keep them organized and handy.

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This card would have been great for my alphabet series…B is for Blossoming Basket Bundle and Blends; however, I made it using elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I went right down the middle with butterfly, green, twine.  It really is fun choosing elements from the board to create!  I hope you will give it a try and play along!  You can click on the board to see what the rest of the design team created and to share your project.

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Here’s another look at today’s card and matching envelope.

Stampin Up Blossoming Basket Bundle card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to create today’s card from my online store.

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

I am honored to be featured in an article on “Homemade Thank You Cards” on Gifts.com. You can click HERE to check it out!

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Glue Dots

$5.25
Big Shot

$110.00

 

Click on the image below to view the new Sale-A-Bration items.

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Here’s more great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February…
SAB 2018 Banner

  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW   Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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SAB FREE with $100

Let’s Sale-A-Brate with ABC!

Welcome to my ABC “Sale-A-Bration” Series! This series showcases products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures. I look forward to sharing all the new products, projects, tips, and techniques with you from A to Z.  I’m starting off with a bang (to make up for lost time) and sharing A, B, C with you today.

Stampin Up Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits card idea using Stampin' Blends - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

A is for Amazing You Stamp Set  (I love the different fonts!)

Stampin Up Amazing You Stamp Set - Free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. Visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

B is for Stampin’ Blends (Click on the image below to see more projects using Blends.)

Stampin Blends Alcohol markers - For inspiration and ordering visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

C is for Celebrate You Thinlits

Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits - Free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration. Visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Amazing You Stamp Set coordinates with the Celebrate You Thinliits dies.  Both of these are FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order.  Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing these two products.

WOW! I think Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with these! I love die cut words and you can mix and match these to create so many different sentiments. I used both the stamp set and dies for my sentiment and love the versatility you can get with these.  I colored the flower with Stampin’ Blends. I love the striking combination of Bermuda Bay and Black together. This card has lots of layers! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base- Bermuda Bay 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Layer 1 – Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4

Layer 2 – Petal Passion DSP 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Layer 3 – Bermuda Bay 2 3/4 x 4 1/2

Layer 4 – Whisper White (with stamped flower) 2 1/2 x 4 1/4

Layer 5 – Bermuda Bay 2 x 3 3/4

Layer 6 – Whisper White (with sentiment) 1 3/4 x 3 1/2

I stamped the flower a second time on a scrap piece of cardstock, colored it, cut it out, and layered it on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added Wink of Stella to the center of the flower and finished it off with some Rhinestones and a bow.

Stampin Up Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This stamp set and dies have been so popular and I can see why! It’s quick & easy to combine elements and create an “amazing” card!

Here’s a card I shared previously using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. (You can click on the image to see the original post.)

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

Want more inspiration? Check out these amazing ideas from the Stampin’ Up! concept design team.

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These cards showcase 3 different techniques. I love the way they used the negative of the die on the first card! The card in the middle uses a repeated die in the same color as the background. The card on the right has a cool collage focal point. Give one of these techniques a try!

Check out 7 more great ideas in the Sale-A-Bration brochure (p. 16-17)!

Here’s another look at today’s card with my matching envelope.

Stampin Up Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You Thinlits card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to make today’s card from my online store. Click on the images below.

Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW   Click HERE to shop. 

*Orders of $50 or more qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items. 

Have an Amazing Day! Check back tomorrow for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Want to know some of my favorites from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration? Click HERE. Congratulations to Susan K. for the most correct responses!
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Glue Dots

$5.25

New Sale-A-Bration items added! Click on the image below to view.

SAB 2nd release

Here’s more great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:
SAB 2018 Banner

  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW   Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
SAB FREE with $50

SAB FREE with $100

Get Ready to Sale-A-Brate from A to Z!

Sale-A-Bration is one of my favorite times of the year.  I always love it when a new catalog debuts and along with the Occasions catalog that came out last month, came the Sale-A-Bration flyer and that means FREE stamping stuff!  Woo Hoo! My new stamps, dies, Designer Series Papers, etc. have been waiting patiently for my elbow to heal so I can create. Last year I introduced many new items through my alphabet series and even though I may be a little late getting started this year I am going to do it again! I love doing my alphabet series and I look forward to sharing my favorites with you from A to Z!

Let’s have some fun and see who knows my stamping style best! Answer each of the questions below and whoever has the highest score will win some Sale-A-Bration Blog Candy! (If there is a tie, I will use random.org to choose the winner!)  Leave a comment with your numbered answers. (Click HERE if you want to view the Occasions catalog online.)

*Updated 2/21/18

  1. What is my favorite bundle in the Occasions catalog? Petal Palette Click HERE to view the new bundles.
  2. What is my favorite Designer Series Paper in the Occasions catalog? Petal Passion, Sweet Soiree, and True Gentleman               
  3. What is my favorite Suite in the Occasions catalog? (Picture Perfect Party p. 4-5, Sweet Soiree p. 10-13, Painted With Love p. 18-19, Petal Passion p. 22-24, Tutti-Frutti p. 28-29, Myths & Magic p. 36-37, True Gentleman p. 44-45)
  4. Which kit (p. 15-16) is my favorite in the Occasions catalog? Lots of Happy (I love to color!) Click HERE to view the kits. (*If you click on the photo you can watch a video showcasing the projects.)
  5. What is my favorite Sale-A-Bration gift? Celebrate You Thinlits Click HERE to view the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

I can’t wait to read your answers! You have until February 20th to enter. I will post my answers and the winner on February 21st. I am making progress with my elbow and can’t wait to start “Sale-A-Brating” from A to Z!

Here’s the answer to my question on the blog the other day…Paper Pumpkin and I share the same anniversary, 5 YEARS in March!!!  Congratulations to Dee Whitaker!!! I will mail you your blog candy!

SNEAK PEEK!  Beginning tomorrow, February 16th, you can earn even MORE
Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Click on the image below to view.

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I am honored to be featured in an article on “Homemade Thank You Cards” on Gifts.com. You can click HERE to check it out!
Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie
Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 
“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”

Check out some great ways below to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February!

*All orders qualify for my monthly thank you gifts!

Use the host code  SUMCMQRW (if your order is under $150).

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  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW   Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE or HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
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SAB FREE with $100

From the Heart

Stampin Up Petal Palette washi tape card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love Stampin’ Up! The products are top notch, the color coordination and tools make it easy to create beautiful projects, and the company’s “Statement of the Heart” sums it up beautifully!

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: 
“To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference.”
I was inspired to make this card for team members to let them know how much I enjoy being on this journey with them. I used the Petal Palette stamp set and some washi tape to create this clean and simple card.
Stampin Up Petal Palette washi tape card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is one of those simple “formula cards” that I have used before.  Simply change out the washi tape and use whatever focal point you want.  Here I used a die cut heart from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits but I also made the birthday card (pictured below) which I shared previously. It has a bow made with the Bow Builder Punch.  *You can click on the image below to see the original post with all the details and tips to make the washi tape card and other projects.
I would love to have you join me on this journey with my “Stampin’ Sisters”!  (We would even love to welcome a “brother” or two to the mix!!!)  If you ever thought about becoming part of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator community, Sale-A-Bration is a great time to “try it out”. Why? Because you get 2 extra stamp sets (of your choice) for FREE!! (*You also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin in your starter kit so you can try that out too!) Think about it…you are already buying the products, why not get them at a discount and make some wonderful new friends along the way?!  Seriously, Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to join and just buy for yourself if you want. You don’t have to have classes, blog,  or sell anything if you don’t want to. You can just purchase your starter kit (Choose $125 in product of your choice for $99) and choose your 2 FREE stamp sets and enjoy the discount now through July. There’s no penalty if you don’t buy anything else, you don’t have to send anything back, no one is going to pressure you or harass you. Over 90% of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators sign up just for the discount. If you want to build a business, we can help you with that. You decide what you want…Join our private FB groups (and get involved in the chats or just browse and see what’s going on), be the first to see and try out new product, get together with other demonstrators, watch training webinars, participate in contests to win free product, …and so much more!  I have to say joining Stampin’ Up! is one of the best decisions I ever made! I’ve had fun every step of the way!

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Starter Kit:

Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! The products you choose are completely up to you.  For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!

* A business supply pack valued at $50!

*A FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit included in your kit! ($20 value)

*FREE shipping: The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings!

Product Discount:

Demonstrators get at least a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. You even get a discount on bundles and clearance!

Extra Income:

Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  You’ll earn extra income and product based on your sales and recruiting – just how much extra income is up to you.

Flexible Schedule:

This is your business, so you can put as much (or as little) time into it as you’d like!

Support From Stampin’ Up!:

Stampin’ Up! loves their demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials. Workshop ideas and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics are available at your fingertips on our demonstrator website. Plus, you’ll receive “Stampin’ Success”, a magazine just for demonstrators, which is full of informative tips and beautiful samples.

Support From Me:

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. We have monthly team webinars, weekly email updates, and private Facebook pages to chat, share ideas, ask questions, and showcase our creations. You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all in. Oh, and there’s prizes and giveaways and lots of inspiration!

DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  

Consider becoming a Hobby Demonstrator: There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! If you maintain $300 in retail sales per quarter, you can continue to be a Demonstrator.  If you don’t, that’s okay too!

Another bonus of being a Demonstrator…you receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and purchase new products in advance–one of my favorite benefits.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click  HERE  to see all of the benefits and the compensation table.  You can also sign up electronically to join.  Feel free to call or email me (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have questions or just want to chat! Come Join the Fun! (I’d love to put one of these cards in the mail to you!)

Stampin Up Petal Palette washi tape card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Happy Heart Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Did you leave a comment on yesterday’s post for a chance to win some blog candy?
You have until midnight tonight to enter.  Click HERE to read all about it!
You can purchase the products used to make today’s card from my online store.  Click on any of the images below.

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Big Shot

$110.00

 

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Paper Pumpkin To The Rescue!

I needed a few more thank you notes and it was Paper Pumpkin to the rescue! I love getting these all inclusive kits in the mail every month!  Many times I do my own thing with the supplies in the kit and it’s just nice to have everything precut and ready to go. It makes it quick & easy to create.  With my fractured elbow and limited mobility at the moment, I need easy! I used the Love Notes from the January Paper Pumpkin kit to make thank you notes.

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Thank You card idea using Heartfelt Love Notes - Jeanie Stark Stampin Up

The kit contained supplies for 16 projects and included the Heartfelt Love Notes Photopolymer Stamp set and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Spot.

I stamped the sentiment from Rose Wonder stamp set on the banner and adhered it over the heart.  I also stamped the inside with a sentiment from So Many Shells stamp set and used the scalloped die cut note cards (included in the kit) to write a personal message.  I love how these notes tuck in the pocket and tie with a bow.

If you are a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase refill kits (while supplies last) from my online store.  The refill kit comes with everything except the stamp set and ink spot for just $8! What a deal…that’s just .50 a card (and that includes the envelope)! I will be buying more of these! You can buy the refill kit and use other stamps from your collection as I did for mine.

Paper Pumpkin Heartfelt Love Notes refill kit- Jeanie Stark Stampin Up For ideas, ordering, and more, visit www.justatampin.com

Paper Pumpkin refill kit Jan. 2018

Here’s the video showcasing the intended projects but you can use them to tuck in all kinds of notes and/or candy treats, etc. (I am going to put a couple of Merci chocolates in each to give out at Physical Therapy this week.)

Did you know Paper Pumpkin and I share an anniversary? I joined Stampin’ Up in March  (during Sale-A-Bration to take advantage of the extra free gifts)!! This year will mark Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary! Can you guess what anniversary I will be celebrating? Leave me a comment and the first person to guess correctly will receive some blog candy! March is going to be filled with all kinds of fun surprises! If you paused your Paper Pumpkin subscription or haven’t tried it out yet, you are going to want to sign up before March 10th.  The March Paper Pumpkin kit will include a free gift to celebrate their anniversary.

Paper Pumpkin 5 year anniversary

Here’s a quick video showcasing the kits from last year.

Paper Pumpkin kits have improved so much over the years and I can’t wait to see what new surprises they have in store for the year ahead.  I suggest you purchase a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription during Sale-A-Bration and earn FREE items!

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Purchase your prepaid subscription HERE, then redeem your code at paperpumpkin.com to activate your prepaid subscription plan.  Codes do not expire!

Click HERE for step by step instructions how to redeem your prepaid subscription and start receiving your monthly kits!

Click HERE to see available past kits.

Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW   Click HERE to shop. 

*Orders of $50 or more qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items. 

Click HERE to view the FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts with purchase.

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Many Thanks

I have been the recipient of much love and support lately which means I have a lot of thank you notes to write!  When I make thank you cards I usually make several.  It’s easier sometimes to do “assembly line” and I especially like to do that with thank you cards.

Here’s some thank you cards I shared previously that I am thankful I made extras to have on hand.

*Click on any image to see the original post.

Simple card made with Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and Stitched Shapes Framelits. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Soft Sayings Card kit. For inspiration, classes, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Clean & Simple Bold Butterfly Thank You card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fun Fold Thank You card idea using Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

Stampin Up So Detailed Thinlits Die and Suite Sentiments thank you friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you notice anything in common with these cards?

It looks like I tend to use shades of blue and green for my thank you cards! (I never noticed that before.)

You can purchase the products used to make these cards from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images above to view the orginial post to see the products used.

Use the host code  SUMCMQRW (if your order is under $150).
*All orders qualify for my monthly thank you gifts!

Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Here’s more great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:
SAB 2018 Banner

  • For every $50 you spend, you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  New $100 level!
  • Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions! Click HERE for details.
  • Say hello to colorful creativity with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Click HERE for ideas and more.
  • Save 10% on Occasions & Annual Catalog Bundles
  • Spend $150 or more and earn FREE products with Host Rewards.  Get a $25 rewards bonus when you spend $250 or more during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Host Code Exclusive!  Earn Free gifts from me (card kits and more) with your order. Simply enter the host code at checkout.  Host Code: SUMCMQRW   Click HERE to shop. 
  • Join the Fun and choose 2 FREE stamp sets as a bonus Jan. 3 – March 31!  The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL.  At a minimum, enjoy 20% off  Stampin’ Up! products through July 31 (or longer).  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE to learn more or contact me and let’s chat!
SAB FREE with $50

SAB FREE with $100

With a Little Help From My Friends

I have said this before…I am blessed with a wonderful family and the best friends! Many have called; stopped by; sent cards, flowers, and meals; driven me to doctor appointments and physical therapy; made post office deliveries, and helped with so many other things…including crafting!  It’s hard for me to ask for help and I have been touched by such an outpouring of kindness and support since I dislocated and fractured my elbow. Many friends offered to help cut, label, and assemble my kits so I could get them out last month. My friend Susan spent the day with me earlier this week putting together Valentines for my Pre-K students. (I miss them!) We had so much fun making these!  Laughter (and crafting) is the best therapy! Look at these stinkin’ cute fish!

Stampin Up Painted with Love Valentine treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration, project details, ordering, and more, visit www.juststampin.com

This idea came from Rachel Tessman.  The fish are made from envelopes! We used the Stampin Up! medium envelopes. Simply lick and stick the envelope shut then cut the long side at 4 3/8″ so it is square.

Score on the diagonal with the open side on the right. Measure and mark 1 1/2″ along the score line from the top and the bottom.  Cut from each corner along the score line to each point.

Using the trimmer, line up the envelope from the other points and cut from the score line in the middle to the point on the open end of the envelope.

Use the trimmer (or scissors) to cut from the middle to the marked points along the score line as shown in the photo.

Cut a 3 3/4″ square of Designer Series Paper then cut it in half from point to point.  Adhere to the front and back of the envelope as shown.

Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive along the score line.  Adhere a 1/4 x 6 1/2 strip of coordinating color cardstock against the DSP.

Punch 17 gold foil stickers using the 1″ Circle Punch.  Start in the center and adhere on each side of the center cut. Adhere 6 circles.  Cut 5 of the circles in 1/2 and overlap the full circles adhering with glue dots. Repeat on other side.

Cut the eyes from black and calypso coral cardstock using the 1/2″ and 3/4″ circle punches.  Adhere with glue dots. Cross over the ends of the envelope and adhere with a glue dot to form the tail of the fish.

You can easily slide a treat inside the fish. The Valentine M&M’s are the perfect color to coordinate with the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper we used. Even though I won’t be back to school for Valentine’s Day, I want my students to know I’m thinking of them.

Stampin Up Painted with Love Valentine treats - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration, project details, ordering, and more, visit www.juststampin.com
Created by Susan Itell

The fish reminds me of a beautiful story I read to my Pre-K students every year, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister . If you have young children or grandchildren, I highly recommend this book! (It’s available from Amazon.)

The Rainbow Fish                                      “The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.”

I always gave my children a book for Valentine’s Day when they were younger. I would write a message inside the book, sign, and date it.  Someday when they have their own children I hope they will enjoy rereading these books.

You can purchase the products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order!

Use the host code  SUMCMQRW (if your order is under $150).
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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

Product List 

 

1/2

$6.00
3/4

$13.00
1

$13.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

 

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