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

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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Click HERE to see available past kits.

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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Thank Goodness For A Friend Like You for TTTC #22

Stampin Up So Many Shells Thank You Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Get ready to play Tic Tac Toe because this week’s board by Corinne Blake is one of my favorites with simple and fun choices!!!


I used all 9 elements on my card which made tic tac toe all 8 ways!!

Stampin Up So Many Shells Thank You Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It is so much fun and easy to create when you pick 3 in a row and play! Each week I gather the different elements from the board so they are in front of me. This week I started by grabbing my circle framelits and black cardstock then looked through my swatch books for DSP with black and/or stripes. (I found both!) The floral design from Whole Lot of Lovely certainly checked off the box for “vibrant”.  Then I chose a color from the DSP to use for my “layer” and “ribbon”. I knew it would be easy to add a heat embossed thank you sentiment for a friend and by cutting it out with a circle die that checked off 5 elements…circle, black, thank you, friend, heat embossed. How easy is that?!!!  Trust me, having the items in front of you will get those creative juices flowing…you will see things that go together. Just start creating! All I had left to do was a simple layout to put it all together. (*I keep sketches of simple layouts as well as cards I’ve made or received with layouts I like to use as inspiration for future designs. This layout is clean & simple and could easily be used with many different papers and take on a totally different look and feel.  I know I will be using it again!) I hope you will give it a try and play along. For more inspiration click HERE to see what the other designers created this week. I would love for you to add your creation to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Here’s the measurements for today’s card:

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Basic Black)

Layer 1:  5 1/2 x 2 1/4 (Striped DSP)

Layer 2:  4 3/4 x 3 1/2 (Pear Pizzazz)

Layer 3:  4 1/2 x 3 1/4 (Floral DSP)

Layer 4: Stitched Shapes Circle Die

Stampin Up So Many Shells Thank You Friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin


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Stampin Up Crafting Forever with Stampin' Blends card idea - For inspiration and ordering visit Jeanie Stark StampinUp

tic tac tie challenge


Stampin’ Blends Giveaway!

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Stampin’ Up! is celebrating the release of our new alcohol-based blending markers, Stampin’ Blends, by giving them to 101 lucky winners!

One grand prize winner will receive our entire Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (a $121 USD/$160 CAD value), and 100 runner-up winners will receive one Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack in one of our 12 signature colors (a $9 USD/$12 CAD value).

TO ENTER: Visit during the Giveaway Period and like, comment, or share the Stampin’ Blends Giveaway Facebook post. Limit one entry per person. Giveaway ends October 31. Winners will be selected on or before November 7 and notified via Facebook. Read the Official Rules here:


Great News…the Stampin’ Blends will be available to purchase on November 1st.  Woo Hoo! These are wonderful and I know you will love them as much as I do.  I love to color and these make it easy to get a watercolor look. Here’s a card from the Color Me Happy Kit (available Nov. 1st) colored with the Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin Up Color Me Happy Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Check out this video from Stampin Up!


Click HERE to view the Stampin’ Blends brochure to see all the colors available as well as the Color Me Happy Kit and Stamp Set.

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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