B is for Blessings

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! Count My Blessings is one of my favorite new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog! I love everything about this set…the font, sentiments, and the beautiful images! Most people send out Christmas cards but I also like to send out cards for Thanksgiving. I come from a large family and I consider my siblings the best gift my parents ever gave me! I feel blessed and even though I will be missing the big family Thanksgiving back home, I want them to know how much I appreciate having them in my life! These cards are great for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year!

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love the beautiful floral and will be making it in different colors for each of my sisters. I didn’t think the men in my life would want flowers so I used the acorn and leaf stamp for a masculine look. This stamp set is so versatile!

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Stamp Set is great for fall or anytime of year to let others know you are thinking of them. For card ideas visit www.juststampin.com Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Count My Blessings Stamp Set Item #144790 $20

The layout on both cards is basically the same…I adhered a 2 x 5 1/4 strip of Painted Autumn DSP to my card base.  I stamped the floral and acorn images on Shimmery White cardstock and used my blender pen and inks to color.  I cut the flower image out with the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it on a piece of cardstock cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I fussy cut the acorns. The sentiments are stamped with Basic Black Archival ink. The images are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some ribbon and Linen Thread for texture. I punched some vellum leaves and adhered with glue dots behind the layered flowers. I have a parade of photos for you.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I colored the envelopes to match.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thanksgiving card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love that I am ahead of the game for Thanksgiving.  This time of year gets so busy and this is one of those cards you can make a bunch of in no time!

I have a few more “blessings” I thought I would share with you that I’ve shared previously.  One is my Blessings Mix. (Click HERE for my “recipe”.)  I make this every year as a table favor for Thanksgiving.  The only that that changes from year to year is the packaging.  I’m using the pillow boxes from last month’s Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves kit. (I told you this was my favorite kit! Refill are still available!)

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table Favor idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

These are the same boxes I used for the Advent boxes I shared yesterday yet they look so different.  I love the versatility of these boxes! (They are also great for giving gift cards or monetary gifts.)

Another “blessing” I shared previously is my Blessings Jar.  I made one last year for New Years.  (You can read that post HERE.)  My intention was for my whole family to write notes throughout the year and put them in the jar but I seem to be the only one who has added to the jar.  That’s OK because (unknown to them) I have added for them throughout the year. They have shared different events and happenings in their life during our conversations and I added them to the jar.  I had hoped to share the notes at Thanksgiving this year but with my children in two different states and my husband and I in Maryland, I will wait until we are all together.  I have enjoyed adding to it all year and I love the idea of sharing and reflecting on our many blessings. Writing it down helps because often times I forget things (and the older I get the more often that seems to happen.) There are times in our lives when we all get “down in the dumps”. I have opened the jar throughout the year and reread some of the notes and it has not only cheered me up but reminded me of all the blessings in my life. This would be a great gift idea to give to family and friends! There is so much to be thankful for and this is a good way to focus on the positive!

I hope you are feeling blessed today!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Painted Autumn Fun Fold for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! Autumn officially begins tomorrow and I have an easy fun fold card to share with you as we welcome a new season.  Here is my Autumn card for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I chose elements going across the top row: metallic, glow, and autumn colors. I tried to get a photo so you could see the “glow”. I used a battery tea light in the back which shines through the vellum. You could easily place this near a light and get the same effect.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This fun fold card measures 4 1/4 x 8 and is scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4.  I love the mix of fall colors in the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

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Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

The DSP strips on each side measure 1 x 4 and the center piece measures 2 3/4 x 4.  I adhered the DSP to the cardstock then used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the leaf out through both layers. I sponged a piece of vellum using Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Lemon Lime Twist inks.  I adhered the vellum to the back of the card using glue dots.  (You can see in the photo above how I framed the back of the vellum using the Layering Squares Framelits to give it  finished look.)

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I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I flagged the end and added a small banner in copper foil. I wrapped the Copper Trim and tied a bow on the end. The banner is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Fall/Thanksgiving fun fold card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest Inks: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist  Papers: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Vellum  Tools & Accessories: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, 1/4″Copper Trim, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I love the change of seasons and I’m ready for cool evenings and campfires on the patio. What do you like to do in the fall? I hope you will play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You can click Here to see what the other designers created this week to inspire you.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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