A Mini Gable Box for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #34


I am the designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe challenge and due to my fractured elbow I was disappointed I wouldn’t be able to create a project this week! So I went with Plan B and with my husband’s help, made this little valentine treat to send to our daughter.

Stampin Up Mini Gable Box Valentine treat idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s challenge board…


This quick & easy treat box actually made Tic Tac Toe 3 different ways: down the middle, across the middle, and diagonal. This project uses some of the new items from the Occasions catalog. The Silver Mini Gable Box (found on page 13) is embossed with the floral design from the new Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (page 23).  My husband is not a craft person but he will do anything for me!  Definitely a keeper!

The box is easy to put together. The love die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits is cut from Berry Burst cardstock and adhered using a few glue dots.  The sentiment is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit and goes perfect with the Hershey Chocolate Hugs & Kisses! The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched on both ends with the Triple Banner Punch. A couple of silver hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a simple bow with the new Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon was all this box needed.  Well, almost all…it’s filled it with chocolate Hugs & Kisses!  I wish I could deliver them in person!

See how simple it is to create using elements from the challenge board?! I would really love for you to play along this week with my ABC challenge board. Just pick 3 in a row and create!  I have to live vicariously through your stamping creations until I regain the strength and mobility in my arm!

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a new project. You can create any project and use any elements/supplies as long as it fits within the three elements (in a row, column or diagonal) of your choosing from the tic tac toe challenge board that is set for the current challenge.
  2. You may enter up to a maximum of 3 times as long as the creations are new.
  3. If you have a blog, you should include the challenge graphic in your post and link back to our challenge.
  4. If you are posting in a gallery (like SplitCoast, Pinterest, or any other social media platform), make sure you mention our challenge with a link back to the challenge and use the hashtag #tictactoechallenge and the hashtag found on the challenge (eg: #tttc001)
  5. Your submission link should be a direct link to your project post, not a general link to your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or other gallery account.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Designers’ Picks, and may be deleted.
  6. We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able to! Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. No CAPTCHAs please! Please remember to turn off word verification.
  7. All submissions are due Tuesday at noon CST – that’s when the InLinkz will close. Winners will be announced on Wednesday. New challenges go live every Thursday.
  8. Post your project using the InLinkz Tool, which can be found below the current challenge.

Here’s another reason to enter this week’s challenge…

Be a Guest Designer

Were you selected as Designer’s Choice? If so, we’d love to have you as a GUEST DESIGNER!

Though this is something new for 2018, if you’re a past selection from 2017, feel free to register.

Here’s a little bit about the opportunity:

  • Guest Designers will be scheduled in the order requests are recieved.
  • Once you fill out the form, you will be contacted by one of our Guest Designer Coordinators
  • You will be assigned a challenge board to play with the team that originally selected you (Team X or O)
  • You don’t need to have a blog. If you only post to social media sites, just provide the URL to your account (or direct Pinterest board). The day the challenge goes live, we’ll link to the exact URL of your entry.
  • You will receive further instructions on how to provide your project picture to us, and other requirements (see the form on the website for some of that info)
  • You can be a Guest Designer for every time you’ve been selected Designer’s Choice!

Don’t delay – sign up today! Can’t wait to have you as our guest!

If you have any questions or need help please feel free to contact me!

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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

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin


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Peace on Earth for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #20

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It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Using the challenge board to choose my elements made this project easy.  Let’s face it, we spend more time trying to come up with card ideas than it takes to make the card.  Let the challenge board do the “thinking” for you.  Here’s my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s board:


I chose to go down the left side: peace, metallic thread, white and by adding some rhinestones I also made tic tac toe on the diagonal: peace, Free, rhinestones.  It really is so much fun and easy to create using the challenge board.  Give it a try!!!

I love to make fun fold cards and this one is actually the first fun fold style I ever made. (You can see my first fun fold card below.)  This style card is really easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of products to put together.  You need a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock for the base of the card and a 4 x 5 1/4 layer for the inside of the card. You also need 2 pieces of 4 x 3 DSP and then any shape to put on the front of the card.  Here’s how to put it all together.

Fold both 4 x 3 pieces of DSP up to the middle to create a point.  Make sure you don’t overlap.  Add a bit of glue to keep the folded pieces closed and then fold up/over.

Adhere the folded flaps to the top and bottom of the inside layer then adhere to the card base.

You can make this card with any shape added to the front. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set was an easy choice for the “Peace” element for my card.  I love this sentiment and the large font! I stamped it using Tranquil Tide ink and cut it out using the Layering Squares Framelits. I added Silver Metallic Thread and a folded piece of ribbon behind the sentiment before adhering to the scalloped layer. It’s hard to tell in the photo but I used Clear Wink of Stella to add a little glimmer to the sentiment.

Make sure when you adhere the stamped image to the card you just put adhesive on the top flap (close to the point) so you can open the card. The inside sentiment is from Star of Light Stamp Set. I added a rhinestone to the center of the star on the inside.

Stampin Up Star of Light fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added DSP to the envelope to coordinate with my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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.

Here is the first fun fold card I did years ago before I had a blog. My friend, Susan Itell, featured it on her blog. You can see how you can use different shapes on the front.

fun fold Joy card

Many thanks to all who left comments on my blog yesterday! The winner of yesterday’s card is rept08.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop the card in the mail to you. I’d love to give away more cards! Simpy leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner to send today’s card.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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