Saturday, August 17, 2013

Stampin' UP! Thankful projects

I feel like I haven't blogged for a while.....but I'm back now.

This weekend has been so fun because of several reasons: I got to see and share time with my long-time friend, Barbara, and we got to do some crafting together. She also hosted this month's stamp club/workshop at my place, which was super duper fun! I believe all the ladies had a great time together (including myself)!

It's hard to believe that the holidays are coming soon but we must start to think ahead for the gift-giving season.

Barbara and I created the design of this card and are very happy with the turnout. What do you think?
 My tips:
  • don't have the sentiment you want? no problem. I used My Digital Studio to create the sentiment on the front of this card in the colors I wanted. L.O.V.E. IT!
  • Use the circle thinlit to trim your designer paper to fit around the edges of the card.
  • use the rock n' roll technique plus an extra touch of color with the tangerine tango marker to create the multi-color leaf.
  • cut the burlap ribbon in half then remove the fibers to create the knot on the stem of the leaf.
  •  use a quickie glue pen (not SU!) to give the leaf a little bling-effect.

Supplies used:
  • cardstock: very vanilla, soft sky
  • designer paper: sweater weather*
  • inks: chocolate chip, tangerine tango, crushed curry, soft sky marker (for the pearls) 
  • stamp set: magnificent maple*
  • punches: 2 1/2" circle, corner rounder
  • thinlits: circle flip card, label (comes with the circle flip card thinlit set)
  • ribbon: 1 1/4" burlap ribbon*
  • embellishments: pearls
  • gold glitter*
  • My Digital Studio
  • Quickie glue pen by Sakura (not SU!; purchased at a scrapbooking event)
  • sponge daubers
* denotes items from the 2013 Holiday Catalog 

A matching "Thankful" jar was the perfect pair to the flip card we created. This jar was designed with the idea that you can place it at the center of your dinner table and every once in a while think and write down the things that you are thankful for. Place those little notes in the jar then read them again at the end of the year. I look forward to getting it started in my home as well!

This jar came together super fast because most of it was already pre-cut, thanks to the tablescape kit in the Holiday Catalog!
You can make at least 10 jars that would serve as thoughtful gifts.

My Tips:
  • all you really need to put everything together are glue dots for this project (gotta love those things!).

Supplies Used:
  • Thankful tablescape simply created kit*
  • pint-size canning jar (I got mine from Wal-Mart) 
  • punches: 2 1/2" circle, modern label
  • secret garden framelits 
  • My Digital Studio (for the sentiment)
  • bronze button (retired)
* denotes items from the 2013 Holiday Catalog 

I'm very thankful for the ladies that make it possible for me to create every month, I couldn't do it without them! 

Thank you for stopping by! I want to hear your feedback on these or other projects. Don't be shy to drop me a line by making a comment below!

Until next time! 



  1. This is a cute set, Jessica! These would make great gifts!

  2. Thanks so much, Sami! It was fun putting these together.