X is for A Little Foxy DSP

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Welcome to my ABC’s of DSP. Today I am showcasing A little FoXy Designer Series Paper Stack. (OK so I may be stretching it a bit for the letter x but when I teach the letter X to my Pre-K students we say “X as in Fox”.)  This paper stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided 6 x 6 designs. It coordinates with Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Smoky Slate cardstock. I used the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch along with A Little Foxy DSP to create this card and treat for my daughter (from her cat LOL).

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I love to make little gifts that coordinate. The treat holder is quick & easy to make.  Start with a piece of 2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and score it as 4″ and 4 1/2″ then punch each end with the Tag Topper Punch.  I added the heart pattern from A Little Foxy DSP stack then stamped, punched and adhered my kitty on to a 2″ whisper white circle which is adhered to a smoky slate circle cut from the Layering Circles Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals. This cat is so stinkin’ cute! It holds a mini Kit Kat (of course!) with a note, “Your Kit Kat misses you!”  How perfect!

The matching note card has the same cute kitty made with the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Fox Builder Punch as well as the heart DSP from A Little Foxy DSP stack. The “love” is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut it in both Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette cardstock and offset it on my card. Check out those X’s on the front of the envelope. (Way to tie in the letter for today don’t you think? 🙂 )

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The inside sentiment is from Designer Tin of Cards and I added an enamel heart.

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Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Bloomin’ Love, Places You’ll Go, Designer Tin of Cards  Ink: Smoky Slate  Papers: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack  Tools & Accessories: Fox Builder Punch, Tag Topper Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

Here is a quick video from Stampin’ Up! showing some of the possibilities with this stamp set and punch!  Check out the cool tip for stamping with this set!

 

Here’s some more ideas using this product suite.

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As you can see, you can make more than cards using this bundle.  Tags and treat holders are another fun way to make the most of your supplies!

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My daughter loves cats!  We already had one before she found 5 in a storm drain and called me to help rescue them.  The first thing I said was, “OK but we are not keeping them!” What can I say, we nursed those babies (actually had to bottle feed them) and found homes for the other 4 but there was no way she could let go of “Storm”.  Storm chose Ariane! She was the last one rescued and Ariane actually had to climb down into the storm drain to get her as she was so tiny, frightened, and frostbitten. (Storm actually lost the tip of her tail.) Well to make a long story short, we kept her and she never left Ariane’s side (seriously!).  She would sit on her lap while she did homework, wait outside the bathroom door while she showered, and slept beside or on top of her every night.  As we looked at colleges I thought Storm was my ticket to her choosing a college close by. HA!  Needless to say, Storm and I have grown closer these past 2 months as we both miss Ariane. Here’s a picture of Storm all snuggly warm on top of my quilt I pulled out the other day to show you. (Didn’t get that put away fast enough!)

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Isn’t she adorable?! So, as Pete the Cat would say, “It’s all Good!”  Speaking of Pete the Cat, every year I dress up for Halloween to go along with a book. (Last year I was the alphabet tree from Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom). My PreK students this year love Pete the Cat stories so I am dressing up as Pete for our Halloween party today.

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My PreK students go trick-or-treating throughout the school and visit each classroom. The older kids don’t get to dress up so they enjoy seeing the little ones in their costumes and I always make them guess what character I am.  If you have young kids or grandchildren you need to read them Pete the Cat.  Let me forewarn you, once you get the songs in your head, you’ll be singing them for days!  LOL  Pete is upbeat and there’s a good lesson and moral in the stories. The buttons on my costume are attached with velcro so I’ll be “losing” them all day (and having my students find them).  I love Halloween almost as much as April Fool’s Day!  LOL

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Many thanks to everyone who left comments on my 100th blog post!  The winner of a set of handmade cards from me is Marie.  Please email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will send out your set of cards.  I will post the set of cards later this week. (I don’t want to spoil the surprise for Marie.) I really appreciate all the wonderful comments and I am so glad you enjoy my blog and feel inspired.  I love to create and share with others!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale.  I have been showcasing the beautiful Stampin’ Up! designs all month long. (There’s only 2 alphabet letters left in this series.) Many of you left comments the other day sharing your favorite Designer Series Paper and so I thought I’d share my Top 4 choices from the DSP SALE (just in case you want to know which ones I recommend on this last day of the sale)…Floral Boutique (LOVE navy and white…so classic!), By the Shore (I love the beach, combing for shells, and sand between my toes.  Plus, the prints on the back of these designs are versatile for year round projects!),  Candy Cane Lane (So stinkin’ cute and perfect for Christmas projects!), and my last choice is a toss up…  I just recently purchased the Moroccan DSP so I haven’t used it as much yet but I really like the prints (so much better in person than you see in the catalog!). My other choice is Fruit Stand. (It has been the biggest surprise for me.)  I admit it was not on my wish list; however, I won a pack at the shoebox swap I attended last summer and fell in love with the prints!  I used that whole pack and have just about used up all of my second pack. I made a bunch of apple note cards for teacher thank you notes, used the lemon DSP to go with little gift packets of lemonade as well as get well cards, made adorable 3 x 3 strawberry cards to go with a basket of fresh berries or jam…I could go on and on about this pack! Try some out for yourself!

Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale before it’s too late!  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me. This month I have lots of 4 x 6 DSP samples going out to my customers along with a thank you card.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a Happy Halloween!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Coming Nov. 1st!!!  Email me today if you want to preorder (j.stark@myactv.net).

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Save 25% on these stamp sets Nov. 1 – 30th!

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W is for Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack

Welcome to my ABC’s with DSP series. Today I am featuring the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. This paper stack has 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided 6 x 6 designs…perfect for lots of projects!

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I was planning my upcoming workshops this weekend and decided to make some tags for my Boxes, Bags, and Tags class next month. I love to make tags for the gifts I give and I also like to give tags as a gift.  It makes a great little hostess gift for your holiday parties.

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Handmade tags using Stampin’ Up! Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack and Perfect Pines Framelits

The patterns in the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack have a warmhearted, homespun feeling.  I like to layer my tags so I can write a little note on the layer underneath or just stamp to and from.  My tags measure 2 x 4 1/4 (you get 10 from a sheet of cardstock).  I punched the cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I  cut the trees and stars using the Perfect Pines Framelits.  The stars are cut from scraps of Delightful Dijon. I adhered the trees to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used a glue dot for the star. The sentiment from Flurry of Wishes is stamped using Basic Black ink.  I tied the Burlap Ribbon with some Lined Thread and made a bow to complete the tags.  These are simple and quick to make!

Here’s another idea for quick and easy gift giving using Stampin’ Up! Gift Boxes.

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Check out this 1 minute inspirational video showcasing a gorgeous Christmas card made using the Warmth & Cheer DSP and Stitched Shapes Framelits (available November 1st).

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Wouldn’t you love to give or receive a card like this? I love to receive handwritten notes and cards and I have a special “treasure” box where I save them.  I like to go through them when I need a “pick me up” or just want to remember the moment.  I have a couple of cards and letters from my dad and grandmother who have passed away and I love seeing their handwriting and rereading their letters.

Sharing handmade kindness makes a difference!

 

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STARTING NOV. 1 you can purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies used on the card above.    You can bet I will be up at the crack of dawn placing my order. Let me know if you want to order a set and I can add it to my order. (You will save on shipping.) I love the sweet edging the dies create and classic shapes that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares, Circles and Ovals Dies.  Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off select stamps that coordinate with the new stitched framelits. What a great savings!!

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Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Special from Stampin’ Up!  Now is the time to plan your projects for the holidays (and beyond) and Save! Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale before it’s too late!  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out.  I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment on my 100th blog post (by midnight tonight) for a chance to win some blog candy! If you missed that post you can see it HERE.

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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