X is for XO-llent

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! We are coming near the end of this series; however, I will have more ABC fun to come! Stampin’ Up!’s Tags, Tags, Tags, set is XO-llent for several holidays (Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day) as well as any time you want to send a bit of love! I shared some projects I made with this bundle previously. You can check them out HERE.  Today’s project is for my daughter.

Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My daughter’s birthday was last week and it was one she’ll never forget! She’s a senior at Georgia Tech so we were not together to celebrate this year. She had scheduled to take her GRE exam on the morning of her birthday. (Crazy right?!) After the exam she was traveling by Uber back to her dorm when a car ran a stop sign, hit the van she was in (which flipped over), and caused it to hit another car.  I was on the road driving to Massachusetts when I got the dreaded phone call that she had been in an accident and was on her way to the hospital by ambulance. I am so very thankful that aside from being badly bruised, very sore, and a few cuts, she is fine. Thank goodness she was wearing her seatbelt! Her guardian angel was watching over her!!! (Thank you Sister Corda!!!) Here’s a picture of the van she was in.


Yesterday she got the results from the graduate exams she took that morning and she knocked it out of the park! I thought she would appreciate some “Hugs & Kisses” along with a gift certificate to celebrate!

Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details for this “sweet” gift card holder:

Materials & Measurements (Special thanks to BJ Peters for the dimensions!)

  • Poppy Parade:  6 3/4″ x 10 1/4″.  Score on the long side at 2 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 8 3/4″, 9 3/4″. Score on the short side at 1″ and 5 3/4″. 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ to adhere candy.
  • Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.*Optional: 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (for the back)
  • Whisper White: scrap to stamp and cut tag, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2 (for back)
  • Gold Foil: scrap to cut heart die
  • Window Sheet: 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon: ~ 18″ to wrap box and tie a bow
  • Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon” ~ 3″ for tag. Tie with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.


  • Cut the small rectangles off along the bottom on both sides. Cut the long sides along the score line as shown below. Snip the tabs on both sides in to the score line. Use the Stitched Rectangle Die to cut an opening in the center as shown.
  • Fold and burnish along the score lines except the second one from the top. *That score line was just to mark where to cut the sides.
  • Adhere DSP to the top panel then cut a half circle using the 1″ Circle Punch. Flip over and add Liquid Glue along the top and side (that is opposite from the punched circle).  Fold over to adhere.
  • Adhere window sheet on inside with snail adhesive. Add Tear & Tape (or Liquid Glue) along the bottom strip. Fold over to adhere along the base of the DSP.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White with Poppy Parade Ink. Cut with Trio of Tags Dies. Thread Poppy Parade ribbon through hole and tie with Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut heart die from Gold Foil Scrap and adhere to tag with Mini Glue Dot,
  • Adhere candy kisses to Poppy Parade strip with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Glue one end of the box closed. Insert candy strip and wrap box with ribbon to keep the other end closed. The ribbon slides on and off like a belly band so the recipient can open the box.
  • Stamp sentiment on back in Delicata Gold Metallic and Poppy Parade Inks. Add die cut heart and strip of DSP.Stampin' Up! Hershey Kiss gift card holder idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP is gorgeous and I have been using it for so many projects lately (not just Christmas)! It is only available this month (while supplies last). Click HERE to check out all the products from the Christmastime is Here Suite or download the flyer HERE.

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Just Stampin’


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T is for Tags, Tags, Tags,

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! The Tags Tags Tags Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! will help you make all the tags you need! The stamp set coordinates with the Trio of Tags Dies. With Holiday Tags, Valentines Day Tags, and Halloween Tags you can use this bundle almost any time of the year. This bundle is a fun, easy way to celebrate the seasons! The nifty die allows you to cut three tags at once! You will love this time-saving piece of holiday cheer. Check out this quick video to see how fast and easy you can create with the bundle!

Here’s a look at the bundle.Stampin' Up! Tags Tags Tags Bundle - For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love to make gift tags for all my gifts. It takes no time at all making three at a time! Here’s a look at some of the different projects I made.

Halloween treat ideas using the Tags Tags Tags Bundle by Stampin' Up! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These tags are perfect for treat bags and boxes. You can use the ready made Tiny Treat Boxes and Pillow Boxes from Stampin’ Up! or make your own little treat bag from a piece of 6 x 6 DSP like I did below.

Christmas bag idea using the Tags Tags Tags Bundle from Stampin' Up! - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This little bag is quick & easy to make! Score a piece of 6 x 6 DSP at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 on one side then score the other side at 2 1/4 and 3 3/4. I used the Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Fold on the score lines then cut along the score lines and trim as shown below.  Adhere with Tear & Tape or Liquid Glue for a strong hold.

I pinched the sides and punched a hole at the top with a hole punch.  I thread the ribbon through the tag and bag  and secured with a bakers twine. I added the jingle bell before tying a bow. The adorable tag is stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.

I had fun sponging the Halloween tags! If you look on page 56 in the Holiday Catalog you will see where I got my inspiration! The catalog is full of so many great ideas be sure to check them out and CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) away! This tag was sponged to look like the candy corn treat enclosed!

Stampin' Up! Tiny Treat Box idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle for Halloween - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon wraps it all up for a a nice presentation!

The Trip of Tags Dies has extra little dies for the holidays like these jack-0-lanterns I used on the tag for my pillow box.

Stampin' Up! Kraft Pillow Box Halloween gift idea using Tags Tags Tags Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

How cute are these?! There’s a snowflake for winter and hearts for Valentine’s or other “lovely” projects! You’ll be seeing more of these soon as I have been having fun creating all kinds of projects! The pillow boxes are great for enclosing gift cards, treats, or small gifts.

These tags make sweet & simple 3 x 3 note cards too.  I made this adorable Halloween one to enclose with the Paper Pumpkin treat boxes I sent my daughter for her dorm residents. She loves books so this pattern from the Monster Bash  Designer Series Paper was perfect for her!

Stampin' Up! Tags Tags Tags Bundle and Monster Bash Designer Series Paper 3 x 3 Halloween note card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I popped up the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the raven from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes to cover up the hole at the top of the die. My daughter is very familiar with ravens from the Tower of London. (I wouldn’t get that close!!!)


Here’s a look at the 48 Paper Pumpkin boxes from the September kit I shipped with her little Halloween Hello card. (*I adapted the boxes from the kit directions to make them easier to ship.)

I love the Paper Pumpkin kits for quick & easy all-inclusive projects! The upcoming November kit is all about Christmas tags.

Paper Pumpkin November 2019

November Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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