Let’s Celebrate…Blog Candy Winner and More!

Happy 4th of July! We watched Hamilton last night (I highly recommend it!!!) and it really put me in the Patriotic spirit! I love celebrating this holiday for so many reasons! This year is a little different celebration but I’m determined to make it a fun family celebration none the less! Usually we would be celebrating with 20 or more of my family in Massachusetts with a traditional New England clamboil! Yum!! (I am really missing my fresh seafood this summer!!!!) Even though it will be just the three of us (quarantined at home) this year, there’s two traditions that we keep no matter where we celebrate…a flag cake and sparklers! While my daughter baked and decorated the cake this year, I made table favors.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Stitched Stars table favors for 4th of July - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Sparklers are so much fun for any age! These tags are quick & easy to make with the Stitched Stars Dies and some red, white, and blue!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Stitched Stars table favors for 4th of July - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here”s the details:

Measurements

  • Real Red: 2 x 4, 3/4 x 2 1/4 strip for sentiment
  • Whisper White: 1 3/4 x 3 3/4
  • Pacific Point: 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 to cut stars, 7/8 x 2 1/4

Directions

  1. Adhere Whisper White to Real Red. Punch 1/4 hole at the top and bottom.
  2. Cut Stitched Star Die and layer on white strip. Slide sparkler through the holes and through the top and bottom of the stars to hold the die in place. (No adhesive needed!)
  3. Stamp sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers with Versamark on Real Red strip and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Adhere Pacific Point layer then adhere on stars with Stampin’ Dimensionals. (These keep the die in place.)
  4. Thread a 6″ piece of Real Red Stitched Grosgrain ribbon (from Playful Pets Combo Pack) through the hole at the bottom and tie a simple knot. Adhere leftover stars from die with mini glue dots on top of ribbon and sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers and Stitched Stars table favors for 4th of July - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Did you notice the candy cup in the photo above? The Mini Coffee Cup is a sneak peek from the Holiday Mini Catalog which will debut next month! It’s part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite and has dies to cut wraps to go around the cups, a stamp set with lots of sentiments and images to decorate the cups, embossing folders, DSP, ribbons, embellishments, and even a Mini Coffee Cup Carrier.  I’ll be sharing more about all that later! For now, lets take a look at this Patriotic cup which holds some red, white, and blue M&M’s.

Stampin' Up! Heartwarming Hugs Mini coffee cup Patriotic candy favor - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is another simple project that’s quick & easy! I cut 6 red strips measuring 3/4 x 3 1/2 and adhered them around the cup. I used the Warm Wraps Dies (available in August) to cut the wrap around the bottom. I punched the stars and added those around the bottom with mini glue dots then added a rhinestone to each. I filled a cellophane bag with M&M’s and tied it with the stitched red grosgrain ribbon. I cut a red circle using the largest Layering Circles Dies for the base. These would make great gifts for friends, neighbors, or veterans!

Here’s a look at some other 4th of July and Patriotic projects I’ve shared starting with my very first blog post from 4 years ago today !(*You can click on the image to see the original post.)

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat holder made with Envelope Punch Board. For directions and more visit juststampin.com

Stampin Up candy treat holder. Quick & Simple treat box. For directions and more visit juststampin.com
Stampin' Up! Stitched Stars and A Wish For Everything Patriotic Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Do you have a favorite project? I’d love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below! I loved reading all your comments the other day. I know some of you have been following me from the very beginning and I appreciate your support and encouragement! You inspire me to keep doing what I love! The random winner is……. Pat V.  Congratulations Pat! Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will put your card in the mail to you!
I hope you have a wonderful day! How will you be celebrating? I can’t wait to cut into this cake my daughter made!
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It’s called a “poke cake” and it’s a white cake with strawberry jello which makes red and white stripes on the inside.  The topping is whip cream! If you look closely and count there’s exactly 50 blueberries (stars) and 13 stripes on the cake. We take our flag cake seriously around here!  LOL
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Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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A Wish For Everything

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was my favorite weekend in months! This pandemic has been difficult being separated from family and friends. My son lives in Rhode Island and he drove back home to Maryland to visit before he starts a new job next week. It was a wish come true for me to have both my children home! We had a fun time celebrating Father’s Day together! Here’s the card I made for my husband.

Stampin' Up! Stitched Stars and A Wish For Everything Patriotic Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make cards to go with gifts I give. This card was perfect to go with my husbands Father’s Day gift. Can you guess the gift? You may need a little hint…think of an outdoor game tossing beanbags.  If you guessed cornhole you are right! We love to play games as a family….indoors or out.

The cornhole board provided the inspiration for my Patriotic card. I used A Wish for Everything to stamp the Father’s Day sentiment inside the “hole”. Check out all the sentiments in this set of 38 stamps!Stampin' Up! A Wish For Everything Stamp Set - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The A Wish For Everything Stamp Set provides you with just that….wishes for every occasion! It coordinates with the Word Wishes Dies to celebrate throughout the year!

Today’s card was quick & easy to make! Just change the sentiment and use it for any patriotic holiday or to send cards to our troops or veterans! Here’s the details:

Measurements

  • Whisper White: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for card base, scraps to punch/cut stars
  • Misty Moonlight: 4 1/4 x 2 1/2, 2 x 4 to cut Stars for envelope flap
  • Real Red: (4) 1/2 x 3 strips, (2) 3/8 x 3 strips

Directions

  1. Fold and burnish the card base. Adhere the Misty Moonlight layer along the top.
  2. Add the 2 thinner red strips on each side of the card. Space the other 3 strips 1/2 inch apart. *I like to use liquid glue for this as it is easier to move to get it straight.
  3. Add the stars to the Misty Moonlight layer. I used a retired star punch for this; however, you could use the Stitched Stars Dies as the star is the same size as one of them in the set.
  4. Use the Layering Circles Die to cut the “cornhole”. Stamp the sentiment inside the cut out with Misty Moonlight Ink.
  5. Cut the Stitched Star Die and adhere to the envelope flap. *I used the new Adhesive Sheets to easily adhere the star die to the envelope! So glad Stampin’ Up! brought these back!!! Check them out in my product list below!

Stampin' Up! Stitched Stars and A Wish For Everything Patriotic Father's Day card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Have a wonderful week! Stay safe! Stay well!

*Product Shares Update: Most of the product share orders were shipped out last week.  I am just waiting on an order to finish the DSP swatch books. They will be mailed out this week! I’ve heard from many that you received your orders and love the new ribbons and paper! Have fun creating!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Graduation Card for Ariane

Today would have been my daughter’s graduation ceremony from Georgia Tech. I have shared many “Ariane” stories over the last 4 years and you all have been there to help me through the empty nest syndrome and many other life “surprises”. Thank you!!  As you may recall it was Ariane who suggested I start blogging and set this all up before she left for college (so “I wouldn’t miss her so much”).  It’s hard to believe 4 years have passed!

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While this is not the graduation we envisioned, I appreciate that Georgia Tech had a virtual online celebration yesterday. We watched together and enjoyed listening to the messages from the President, Deans, Alumni, and others.  We celebrated at home with a special dinner and of course I made her a card to congratulate her on her milestone achievement.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The embossing folder I used is not Stampin’ Up! but it is one she bought for me so I knew she would like it. I also used some retired brushed gold cardstock as it was a match for the school colors. I made the tassel with Whisper White Baker’s twine. The stamp set is Seriously The Best (and I’m sad to say it is on the retirement list). It is an awesome set with bold all occasion sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Seriously The Best Stamp set - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used the Stitched Stars Dies and a sentiment from Daisy Lane on the inside of her card.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Lane and Stitched Stars Dies Graduation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This sentiment couldn’t be more true! She has worked hard to achieve her goals! Four years ago when she told me her goal was to be an epidemiologist and work for the CDC, I had no clue! Now everyone in the world knows about epidemiology!

Please allow me a proud mama moment as I share the next chapter in her life.  Ariane was accepted in to a PhD program at UMass Amherst. She will certainly be in the forefront researching and studying the Coronavirus. She is very excited. I am so happy for her! She has a promising future ahead of her!

I would love it if you could leave a comment for Ariane.  She reads my blog and it will be a nice surprise for her “Graduation Day”.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!

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