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.

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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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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


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Many Thanks

I have been the recipient of much love and support lately which means I have a lot of thank you notes to write!  When I make thank you cards I usually make several.  It’s easier sometimes to do “assembly line” and I especially like to do that with thank you cards.

Here’s some thank you cards I shared previously that I am thankful I made extras to have on hand.

*Click on any image to see the original post.

Simple card made with Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and Stitched Shapes Framelits. For directions, supplies, and inspiration visit

Stampin Up Soft Sayings Card kit. For inspiration, classes, and supplies visit

Stampin Up Clean & Simple Bold Butterfly Thank You card ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp


Stampin Up Floral Phrases and Fresh Florals Gate Fold thank you card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Fun Fold Thank You card idea using Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

Stampin Up So Detailed Thinlits Die and Suite Sentiments thank you friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you notice anything in common with these cards?

It looks like I tend to use shades of blue and green for my thank you cards! (I never noticed that before.)

You can purchase the products used to make these cards from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images above to view the orginial post to see the products used.

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’


Here’s more great ways to shop and save on Stampin’ Up! in February:
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A Card Sketch for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #26

I look forward to Thursdays! I love seeing how others interpret the Tic Tac Toe Challenge board each week. Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I was intrigued by the sketch element this week and decided to use that in my design. When I first started stamping I would draw sketches of cards I saw and liked.  (Who knew I could just google card sketches and have tons of samples to choose from?! Obviously not me at the time.) This is one of my favorites.

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To me, this is a classic, quick & easy, go to sketch. You can punch the circles or cut them with dies.  You can cut patterned paper or stamp images and sentiments…so many possibilities! Here’s my card.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I chose the far right row going down: chevron, sketch, acorn. I used the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch to cut the chevron and acorn designs from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper pack. The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and stamped in Early Espresso ink. I used the new Stampin Blends to color the acorn and leaves from COunt My Blessings stamp set. I love coloring with the Blends! They are so easy to work with! I used Crumb Cake, Old Olive, and Bronze to color then fussy cut it out and attached to my card with Stampin Dimensionals. *Quick Tip: Put a piece of scrap paper under your project when you are coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. (I put a post it note inside my envelope to prevent my ink from bleeding through while I was coloring.) Here’s my envelope to match.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Thank You card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can purchase the products used to make today’s project from my online store. (*See product list below.)

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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