Merry Christmas!

The stockings were “hung”…

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The tags were made…

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The Sweet Shop was stocked…

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The packages were wrapped and delivered…

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I hope you had a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Just Stampin’


P. S. Mrs. Claus is on a much needed family vacation!

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K is for Kit…Be Merry

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series!  Today I am sharing a fun kit from the Holiday catalog… the Be Merry Kit. This all-inclusive kit has everything necessary to make 12 rosette ornaments (6 each of 2 designs). These are so festive and fun to make!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Look at everything that comes in the kit!

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You can hang them on your tree or wreath or use as gift tags or on packages.

I love the idea of putting them on gift bags and packages and then the recipient can hang on their tree! (I used a piece of washi tape to adhere the string inside the bag.  It’s easy to remove to hang the ornament.)

I added the circle tags to the back.  The Cheers to Years Stamp Set is great for making a tag for a bottle of wine or champagne and there are so many stamp sets that have to and from stamps (Labels to Love, Snowflake Sentiments, Tags & Trimmings…).

Check out this video to see how quick & easy these are to put together!

I had so much fun making these and love that I have a head start on tags/gifts! These would be great to give as a little gift to coworkers! Here’s a few close ups!

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Be Merry Kit festive ornaments and tags - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the Be Merry Kit used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the product images below. *Anyone who shops with me in October will receive one of these ornaments in their thank you kit.

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Many thanks to all who commented on yesterdays post.  I hope you will play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.  The winner of yesterday’s fun fold card is Mary Ann H. from NJ.  Mary Ann, email me ( your address and I will pop the card in the mail to you.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me! Click HERE to shop.

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

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I Think I Can with Designer Tee Stamp Set

Today’s project showcases a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, the Designer Tee stamp set. You can earn this stamp set for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 or more.  As a Pre-K teacher, there was one stamp in particular in this set that I knew I had to have!  Every year I read The Little Engine That Could to my students the first week of school.  This story sets a positive tone for the year.  Often when my students are learning something new I will ask, “What do you say when you’re trying something new?” They love to chant, “I think I can!” I love both my jobs…teaching in the morning and creating cards to inspire and share in the afternoon/evening.  I made these little tags to share with my students throughout the year. They can hang these on their book bag, use as a bookmark, or showcase their award.


I made a bunch of these in no time at all! I started with 2 x 4 1/4 pieces of Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock. I punched each with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and Project Life Corner Rounder.  I stamped the images using Pacific Point ink.  I cut 10″ strips of ribbon and tied them together with 1/8″ silver ribbon.  I can write a little handwritten note on the back of the whisper white piece.  Quick & simple!


Check out this video showing some other ways you can use the Designer Tee Stamp set.

I like how Holly shared how to use this stamp set with the coordinating Custom Tee Bundle from the occasions catalog as well as That’s the Tag Bundle.  The images in the set are so versatile to use for other projects too! In my recent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine, Ashley Van Camp shared how she used the Designer Tee stamp set to create cards for many different occasions. Love the envelopes to match made with the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board.


The Designer Tee stamp set has such a variety of sentiments! These love notes are fun to have on hand to throw in a lunch bag, tie to a gift, or use as a topper for a treat. You can earn the stamp set and the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! Click HERE to shop my online store. Remember to enter the hostess code when you check out to receive my monthly thank you gift! It’s my birthday month and to celebrate I’m sending out party favor goodie bags to everyone who orders from me!

ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT to take advantage of SALE-A-BRATION!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose choose $125 in products plus TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! Plus, the kit ships for free!  That’s an awesome deal!!

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!

*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.

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 in any way that I can. 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!


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. If you have any questions, please contact me.  I’d love to tell you more about it! Join the Fun!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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Thankful Treat Bags and more!

I am blessed to have some pretty amazing friends! I am still a newbie in the blog world. (I just started blogging in July.)  I know I have a lot to learn and I really appreciate everyone who has reached out to help me!  I enjoy sharing my projects and interacting with people who love paper crafting as much as I do. I asked my friends to share my blog on their facebook page.  I made some treat bags and cards to thank them for helping me reach out to new crafters.

Stampin’ Up! Kraft bags

The Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags (item # 13815) measure 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 and are perfect for tucking in a standard sized card, gift, and/or treat. You get 10 bags for $3.50.  The leaves and stamp set I used on the tag are from the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love getting my paper pumpkin kits in the mail each month and use the stamp sets and ink for other projects long after I have completed the kit.  Paper Pumpkin is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys crafts or for someone just starting out stamping. Everything you need to put the projects together is in the kit… including an exclusive stamp set and different ink color each month.  It’s a great way to build up a stamp supply and assorted ink colors. Here’s a peek at the November Paper Pumpkin kit. It is gorgeous!!

This kit is amazing and my mind is already racing with some alternative ideas to make using this kit!  I love how the die cuts are layered for a 3D effect. If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can get refill kits which include everything except the stamp set and ink. During Online Extravaganza, Stampin’ Up! is offering big discounts on some past kits! From now until November 28, you can stock up and save 20 – 40% on some of your favorite kits. Tell your friends too-these kits are available for everyone to purchase.  It’s a great way to try Paper Pumpkin.paper-pumpkin-online-extravaganza











These kits are only available while supplies last.  Click HERE to order yours now!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


Hello December Class Kit

One of the events at World Card Making Day in Atlanta was a Make & Take using the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack.  I confess I had never tried Project Life.  (I was a Creative Memories consultant for many years before I started stamping and I love their scrapbooks!)  My eyes were opened to new possibilities as we played with the Project Life kit. Who knew you could make cards as well as scrapbook pages with these kits?!  This is what I made with the kit and some Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes.

6 gift tags made with the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack
16+ cards made with the Hello December 2016 Project Life Collection

I was amazed at all that comes in the kit (including an exclusive stamp set). I still have many items left to play with and use even after making all these cute cards and tags.  And I know I will use the stamp set on other projects (and journal boxes in my scrapbooks). If you haven’t given Project Life a try now is the best time to check it out!  The Hello December Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack are on sale starting TODAY during the online Extravaganza. However, they are only available While Supplies Last. Here’s my SPECIAL OFFER for the Hello December Class Kit… Purchase the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection (item # 142004 ), Accessory Pack (item # 142693), and the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item # 142180) through my online store and you’ll receive the note cards & envelopes for FREE ($6.00 value).  I will email you the directions and tips to make the above projects. The total retail value is $56.00 and your cost is just $36.05 (plus S&H and tax). You save $19.95! (*The FREE note cards will be sent directly from me and not shipped with your Stampin’ Up! order.)


Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection                                   (item # 142004) SALE $7.70  Available WSL




Hello December 2016 Project Life Accessory Pack                                    (item # 142693)  SALE $ 12.60  Available WSL

















Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item # 142180) SALE $15.75

Other supplies needed to complete the projects: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (item # 126949), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (item # 119850), Project Life Corner Punch (item # 135346),  Stampin’ Dimensionals (item # 104430), Paper Snips (item # 103579) or other scissors, adhesive, and acrylic block(s).

Click HERE to put these items in your shopping cart NOW before they sell out. Be sure to enter the Hostess code 7T2K9N39 when you check out.

Check out this 1 minute video from Stampin’ Up! to see & learn more about Project Life!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



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3D Swaps from World Card Making Day

I am late posting today because I am just getting back from Atlanta and the most amazing weekend!  My mind is on inspiration overload!  I wish I could take a week off and just create!  My sister asked me what was my favorite thing from the Stampin’ Up! weekend events and I didn’t even have to think about my answer…it was the people!  I was surrounded by so many wonderful and talented people and we had a blast! Brian King and Pam Morris hosted World Card Making Day on Friday and I met so many wonderful and creative people and made many new friends! One of the first things we did on Friday was a 3D Swap.  Everyone made a little gift and we walked around and mingled until we were told to stop and swap with the person closest to you.  Here’s my 3D swap.


I used a 12 x 12 piece of Candy Cane Lane DSP to make this treat holder. You can click HERE to see my previous post with the directions.  I figured the recipient could sit this on their table and have something sweet to enjoy all weekend.

I received this cute handmade box filled with chocolates.  YUM!

Here’s a few pictures from World Card Making Day and some of the other 3D swaps.

I was so excited to meet the infamous WCMD hosts, Pam Morris and Brian King !
My wonderful friend and upline, Susan Itell.
Look at this awesome candy train made by Joanna!
Karen made an adorable box and gift tags!
What a cool idea for a countdown to Christmas!
Great way to dress up a tissue box!  Change the DSP for different holidays.
Gorgeous ornament!
Quick & easy colorful ornament using strips of DSP.
I love this curvy keepsake ornament!
Beautiful homemade decor!




Here are some more great ideas showing how you can frame your creations for Holiday decor and/or gifts.



Now you can see why I am on inspiration overload! And this was just one of the events! Friday night I went to dinner with some of the members of our team.  These are “my people”!

Joanna Latham, me, Rosanne Mulhern, Susan Itell, Bridget Trefethen, Karen Hallam

I will be sharing more inspiration and photos from all the events later this week so be sure to check back.




Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! sale and limited availability of the new stitched shapes framelits.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


T is for This Christmas DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am showcasing This Christmas Designer Series Paper.


One of the things I love about this paper pack is you get 4 of each of the designs.  That’s great when you want to make multiple cards using one design.  You can get 6 4″x 6″ pieces from each 12 x 12 sheet…that’s 24 from each design.  Great for making Christmas cards!


It’s less than 2 months til Christmas! Time to start working on those Christmas card ideas and gift tags! Here are some ideas I posted previously showcasing this paper pack with cards, boxes, and tags. Click on the image to see the original post.

This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set


This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley Stamp Set

Custom Box with This Christmas Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!
Christmas Tags with This Christmas DSP and Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set


Mini Notebooks covered with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper make great stocking stuffers and fit nicely in a purse!



Stampin’ Up! announced an upcoming sneak peek….   I am SUPER excited and can’t wait to get my hands on these! Check out the video below!

Stitched from the Heart – Available 1 Nov 2016

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. You have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog that comes out in June and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets.

The framelits coordinate with the stamp sets below that will be 25% off their regular price.


I will be putting in an order early morning November 1st so let me know if you want to order (email me: or you can order online and 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! Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



P is for Punches (and Paper Pumpkin)

I love the Stampin’ Up! Punches! They make it so easy to add interesting layers to a project. I have plenty of photos and punched projects to share with you today as well as my Paper Pumpkin Preview, videos, and special offers. Let’s get started with a quick 2 minute video showcasing one of my favorite punches, the tag topper punch.

Oh My Gosh!!!  Did you just love the candle wrap she showed in the video?! What a clever gift presentation! Here are some projects I made with the tag topper punch.


The tag topper punch can be used for cards, gift pouches, as well as tags and more. I love making gift sets that all go together.  The measurements for the gift pouch came from Hannah McCurley (StampinbyHannah).  Start with a piece of 4 x 4 1/2 Designer Series Paper and score on the long side @ 2″ and 4″.  Add tear & tape along the edge to adhere. Punch the top with the tag topper punch and staple the bottom closed. I decorated the front using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners. This is the perfect size treat holder for miniature candy bars.

I embossed the matching gift tag with the Confetti Embossing Folder and punched coordinating balloons.  The sentiment is punched out using the Duet Banner Punch. The Basic Black Bakers Twine is used on all 3 projects to “tie” it all together. 🙂


You can watch the short video below to see how I made this gift box topper using the Festive Flower Punch. The sentiment on the tag is punched with the Decorative Label Punch.



Here’s a little trick I found on Pinterest for using the Elegant Butterfly and circle punches to make bats. So cool for Halloween projects!!


As you can see in the photo below I have Plenty of Punches! The Stampin’ Up! Punches can store flat or standing on edge. It’s best to use your whole hand when punching.  These punches work better if you set them flat on a table and then punch using direct downward pressure. Happy Punching!

Here are some past projects I’ve made using punches.

Made using the Triple Banner Punch
Made using the Tree Builder Punch
Made using the Bow Builder Punch
Made using Circle Punches (and Envelope Punch Board)


Made using the Flower Medallion Punch

I hope you enjoyed these punched projects!  Perhaps you would like a sampling of perfectly punched pieces to play with for your craft projects?  Purchase $25 or more from my online shop and I will send you some perfectly punched pieces for your projects as my Back to School Special for today. Click HERE to see the variety of punches from Stampin’ Up! and to shop my online store. Also, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for lots of retired punches on sale!!!

Have a Pleasant Picture Perfect Day!

Just Stampin’


P.S. Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)

P.P.S. Spoiler Alert!  My Paper Pumpkin for this month arrived yesterday (Perfect timing for the letter P).  If you would like to see a Preview of the kit scroll all the way down. I can’t wait to play!!!!


Don’t forget about the Paper Pumpkin BOGO Sale Going On Now!


Right now first-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month of Paper Pumpkin FREE!

  • Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
  •  Use promo code “BOGO” and you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE!  CLICK HERE then click JOIN in the top right corner

Fine Print:

  • If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two month.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.

Paper Pumpkin is perfect for a gift, a college student, a busy adult, children, retired or seniors, and those who love to build up their crafting supplies on a budget. With the BOGO Free offer you could buy one for yourself and one for a gift and get together with a friend or family member and have some fun crafting time each month.  Subscriptions can be suspended or canceled at any time without penalty. Come join the fun!

Paper Pumpkin Preview…Something Good To Eat Kit  September 2016


L is for Layering Framelits

Welcome to my ABC’s of Stampin’ series.  Today I am showcasing the Stampin’ Up! Layering Framelits.  Circles, Ovals, and Squares, Oh my! These shapes not only coordinate with many stamp sets in the catalog, they also work great for layering sentiments.

Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set

I created these tags and 3 x 3 gift cards quickly and easily using the Circles, Ovals, and Squares Layering Framelits and Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set from the Holiday catalog. They are sized to coordinated perfectly.

Holly Jolly Layers 3 x 3 gift cards
Gift Tags using Layering Framelits and Holly Jolly Layers Stamp Set

I added some pearl jewels for the holly berries by coloring them with a red Sharpie marker. The little bell and ribbon are from the Holiday catalog.  I used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler cardstock with This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Today is your Lucky Day! The Layering Ovals Framelits are on SALE this week only!  Save 25%!  You can create all kinds of mats and layers with these dies! You get 15 different dies in the set.

Layering Ovals Framelits (15 dies)



Here’s my Back to School Special for today…Purchase any of the Layering Framelits Dies and I will send you a card sample and kit using that set of dies as my thank you for shopping with me.  Click HERE to shop my online store and take advantage of the 25% off SALE on the Layering Ovals Framelits. Remember to use the Hostess Code 7CNZAUYM  when you check out. (I’ve included a visual below to show you where to enter the hostess code.)

Have a Lovely Day!

Just Stampin’


Thursday Treat…Jar of Love


Can you guess who I made this for? If you guessed my daughter, you would be right!  I had this packed away in my suitcase waiting to give it to her today. This is the day she has been preparing for…she moves in to her dorm and is an official college student!  I filled this jar with hugs and kisses to leave with her as we head back to our hotel. She already knows how much we love her but, it’s always nice to have a “sweet” reminder.  And let’s face it…this stamp set and matching framelits are just so stinkin’ cute I couldn’t wait to try them out.  LOL  I think it makes a cute tag for a jar!


I used momento black, smokey slate, and night of navy inks to stamp the jar, handles, and lid on whisper white cardstock.  I stamped the hearts in melon mambo ink then stamped the sentiment on top in night of navy.  I cut all 3 pieces out with the matching framelits using the Big Shot. I glued the pieces together and attached it to the jar with night of navy solid bakers twine.  It was easy to decorate the lid on the jar.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the perfect size circle out of some Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I attached it to the lid with glue dots then wrapped the rim with the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape.  Think of all the fun gifts you can put in a jar for fun holiday gifts!  My mind is spinning!  There are 3 different size jars in the stamp set with lots of extras to decorate.  I used the middle sized jar for my tag today.


My daughter isn’t the only one getting a special treat because I am giving away some “blog candy” to a lucky winner! Just leave me a comment with the total number of candy you think are in the jar.  You have until 9 PM (EST) on Sunday evening to leave a comment. (Limit 1 guess per person.) The person who comes closest will receive a special stampin’ treat from me… I will send you some handmade cards and matching envelopes. I will post the winner after I get back home on Monday.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’