Sweet Trees

Holiday table favors    www.juststampin.com

I have been busy preparing for my annual cookie exchange. I  made these sweet trees for my table favors. They are quick & easy to make and are a yummy treat and festive decoration all in one!  Many thanks to Melissa Davies for sharing this idea.

Supplies: Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Perfect Pines Framelits, Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack, This Christmas Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper, toothpicks, Kisses candy, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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My WCMD Shoebox Swap

Simple Christmas Card with Stampin’ Up! Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set

I am reliving all the fun I had in Atlanta as I share with you the cards and projects we made. After dinner on Friday night we had a shoebox swap. Each person that wanted to participate brought a card or project they made and put everything they used in a shoebox so others could create it. We each provided enough supplies for 10 people. I needed to fit everything in my carry on luggage for my flight to Atlanta so I made a simple card that did not require my Big Shot.

This is what was in my shoebox:

Stamp sets: Wondrous Wreath, Flourishing Phrases  Papers: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas Designer Series Paper  Ink: Cherry Cobbler  Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Triple Banner Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Everything was precut so everyone just had to stamp, punch, and assemble. Here are the measurements:

Whisper White: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 1 x 3 1/2 (for banner)

Cherry Cobbler: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

DSP: 3 x 4 (You can get 12 pieces per 12 x 12 sheet), 2 1/4 x 6 (for envelope flap)

I made 2 different sample cards so people could choose which one they wanted to make. Let’s face it everyone needs thank you cards after the holidays and this is a great one to mass produce. I have a stack ready to send!

One card kit with 2 different options

For the thank you card I just tied the ribbon in a knot instead of a bow and attached it to the banner with a glue dot. Either option is quick & easy and still makes a statement.  The crisp white really stands out against the DSP.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Cherry Cobbler layer to add depth. Check back tomorrow to see some of the cards I made at the shoebox swap.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



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  • Retiring List.  Stampin’ Up! has released its “retiring list” of items in the Holiday Catalog…the items that will no longer be available after they are sold out.
    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
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    • Retiring items will only be available while supplies last.  All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.
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V is for Very Vanilla DSP

Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am sharing 2 cards I made using Very Vanilla from This Christmas Designer Series Paper.


I think the snowflake DSP makes great thank you cards to send after Christmas.  These would make great teacher or hostess gifts as well as stocking stuffers! I always make thank you cards to give to my children for Christmas so they are all set to thank family members for their gifts.


The Very Vanilla card base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  My snowflake DSP measures 5 1/4 x 4.  I cut the thanks from the Hello You Thinlits and adhered it to Very Vanilla cardstock that measures 1 5/8 x 5 1/2″.  The basic black layer is 1 3/4 x 5 1/2. My husband often asks me for thank you cards and this one will work for him.



The musical notes DSP is perfect for note cards for yourself or to give as a gift. I don’t know the music director at our school very well but he was kind enough to give me a guitar pic I needed for a special card for someone. (I’ll post that card another time.)  I made him a set of note cards to show my appreciation. I used the Crumb Cake note cards and Envelopes. I say this all the time but this is a great bang for your buck!  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.00.  I use the white note cards all the time for thank you cards.  I think this crumb cake note card makes a great masculine card.  I had some extra clips from the Tin of Cards kit so I added them here.


The musical notes DSP measures 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and is layered on a 3 x 3 piece of basic black cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases on Very Vanilla with Basic Black ink and punched it out with the 1 1/2″ circle punch.  I punched the basic black circle with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Check out this gorgeous gift card holder showcasing the Very Vanilla musical notes paper along with some new dies that are going to be available Nov. 1st! These new Stitched Shapes Framelits are going to be such a beautiful addition to cards and projects. Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) to preorder yours today!



Here are some other Designer Series Paper Packs that coordinate with Very Vanilla.  I included some photos I shared previously that showcase the paper. Click on the image to see the original post.

Moroccan Designer Series Paper


Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper


By The Shore Designer Series Paper


Stampin’ Up! By The Shore Designer Series Paper   http://www.juststampin.com


Do you prefer Whisper White or Very Vanilla in your craft projects?  Leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

There’s only a few more days to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Special from Stampin’ Up!  Now is the time to plan your projects for the holidays (and beyond) and Save! Both the Moroccan and By The Shore DSP are included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free SALE until October 31st.


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Just Stampin’