Hello Stamping Friends, (double click the header if you are using a mobile device)
You, too, can book a private party and I will bring everything for a fun event of card making with your friends. Contact me for details and pricing at 303-815-0838. At June’s event we made three different cards:
1) Happiness Abounds
2) Flowering Tulips
3) Sending Smiles
What a fun party! One lady said she was going to get a frame and make the card a wall hanging! There was lots of laughter as the stamping was going on!
My thank you gift to the hostess was a sweet bag made with the Butterfly Kisses designer series paper, casing Debra Harrison at www.simplysweetinkdesigns.com, by covering a white lunch bag with designer series paper. The guests received an Embossed Treat Bag of goodies with a Sweet Songbird flying through the air with clouds from Give It A Whirl dies.
The hostess received a card in her bag with a gift certificate to one of my events among other goodies. The greeting on the card is from Happy Hedgehogs. The ‘Hello Friend’ is the retired Friendly Hello. ‘So Happy You’re Here’ is from Sweet Songbirds.
For the bags, I found a variety pack of M&Ms with hopes that they each would have a little of a flavor they liked and then I added a bag of flower seeds and a thank you card they could use; that way they went home with four cards from the event. For the thank you card I used the cards and matching envelopes from the Sale A Bration catalog that goes live in July. (As a demonstrator I was able to order early on a preorder. Its a great perk!) The door prize was a set of garden tools to help the winner plant her flower seeds.
The cardstock and matching envelope are so pretty that all I did is add the layering thank you from Amazing Thanks dies in the same colors of Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam, scored two lines at the bottom and then added some gems! I wish I would have taken a better picture.
If you are a demonstrator yourself, I hope I have given you some ideas for a party. This was a paid event. I charge $5 per card, so $15 total fee per person for the event. Workshops are free. The guests only make one simple card and I spend time introducing Stampin’ Up! to attendees as we browse the catalogs and kit offerings. I do a quick demonstration of something 3D for the hostess and of course have party favors of some sort for all!
Contact me if you would like to book a workshop or a party! 303-815-0838
Recipe for card #1) Happiness Abounds
- Base: Thick Whisper White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- Layer 1(X2): Fresh Freesia, 5 1/4 X 4
- Layer 2 (X2): Basic White, 3 3/4 X 5
- Outside layer is die cut with Blossoming Happiness Die with the top point of die 1/4″ from top
- Stamp ‘happy birthday’ from Happiness Abounds Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Ink 3/4″ from bottom
- Wrap 6″ of Fresh Freesia 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon around the bottom, add bow- 8″ of ribbon needed
- Inside uses a fussy cut flower from the side of Hues of Happinesss designer series paper, (don’t toss out those sides of your pretty paper); stamp greeting from Happiness Abounds Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape ink
- Die cut three flowers, three double leaves and one many leaved stem from the Hues of Happinesss designer series paper with Blossoming Happiness Dies, attach flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and leaves with Glue Dots.
- Add bling
Recipe for card #2) Flowering Tulips (thank you Lindastamps.com)
- Base: Pool Party, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
- Layer 1: Basic Black, 4 X 5 1/4
- Top Pieces:
- Flowering Fields DSP (retired) Tulips – 3 X 4 for middle
- Flowering Fields DSP (retired) Dots- 1 X 4 (X2) for top and bottom
- Mount the top and bottom first, flush to the black layer then mount the middle
- Banner: Vellum, 5 1/4 X 1 9/16 (1/16 beyond 1/2), punch with banner punch
- Tip: Build your banner with your tulip, stem and greeting then adhere to card front, I have vellum glue that doesn’t show but you can glue behind your tulip and greeting with just a touch under butterfly
- Poppy Parade for main piece, 3 1/4 X 1 1/2 die cut with Tulips Dies
- Petal Pink for inside piece of tulip, 1 X 1 1/4 die cut with Tulips Dies; I used the top three dies shown in this picture with the first two pieces both done in Poppy Parade and sponged slightly with white ink and the third piece done in Petal Pink
- Greenery is Garden Green with the longer stem and leaf shown to the right in the picture and sponged with Garden Green to look like the DSP (designer series paper)
- Inside Layer 1:
- Poppy Parade, 4 X 5 1/4
- Basic White, 3 3/4 X 5
- DSP at bottom, 3 3/4 X 1
- Basic Black Strip, 3 3/4 X 1/8
- Greeting: Basic White, 2 X 2, stamp with greeting from Flowering Tulips Stamp Set and die cut with the scalloped Layering Circle Die, second to smallest that is 1 1/2 ” in diameter
- Brass Butterfly for bling
Recipe for card #3) Sending Smiles
- Base: Polished Pink, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
- Layer 1 (X2): Basic White, 5 1/4 X 4
- Basic White, 4 X 1, Stamp with Sending Smiles greeting in Polished Pink and die cut with Sending Dies greeting strip
- Background for ‘sending’ is Polished Pink, 1 5/8 X 3 5/8, Die cut with solid ‘sending’ in Sending Dies
- Top of ‘sending’ is Basic White, 1 5/8 X 3 5/8, layered on a piece of Adhesive Sheet 1 1/2 X 3 1/2, then die cut with the detailed ‘sending’ in the Sending Dies
- Brass Butterflies and In Color Jewels (retired)
- Polished Pink for flowers
- Pale Papaya for center of flowers
- Garden Green for stems of the flowers
- Granny Apple Green full strength and then second generation (no reinking just stamp) for grass
- Cut out your sending greeting and position it (without adhering) so you see where to stamp the flowers and stems. Be sure and move it out of the way before stamping
- Position the two flowers on the left on the same block by stamping the green stem made for the two flowers on a piece of scratch paper/ grid paper – and then positioning the flowers on the block so they will fit on the stem. If you stamp the stem first you may go off the paper with your flowers. The best option is to use a stamparatus with one plate for flowers and one plate for stems.
- Mask the flowers by stamping them on our Masking Paper and then fussy cutting them out. Place them on the flowers and then stamp the stem.
- White Lunch Bag base: Cut the bag off so it is 6″ tall
- Front: Butterfly Kisses designer series paper, 6″ X width of bag, adhere to front of bag
- Flap: Butterfly Kisses DSP (designer series paper), 3 X width of bag; score at 1″ on the short side and round the opposite corners. Adhere 1″ score section to back of lunch bag
- Label: Basic White, die cut with the Designer Tags Die, stamp sentiment in Starry Sky
- Label Strip: Fresh Freesia, 11/16″ (1/16 less than 3/4) X width of bag
- Fold over the top flap and adhere the label about half way down from flap
- Fussy cut and adhere 3 butterflies from the DSP and add Fun Flowers Resin Shapes, a clip and a bow in the clip made from Orchid Oasis 1/8″ Mettalic Woven Ribbon
I’ve started a new procedure of highlighting current product. Let me know if that is helpful.
Thank you for sharing part of your day with me. Leave a comment for a chance to win a set of Fun Flowers Resin Shapes. Drawing to be held August 31 from all comments through that date. (By then I should be caught up on my posts!). I have two posts remaining to do for June and then I start the July posts! Your inbox was so lonely and now I will overwhelm it with posts- feast or famine at my computer these days. Thank you for your patience!!
Hostess code through August is: 3BACA4QZ. Remember this code is to be used for orders under $150 so the orders can accumulate to give the hostess reward dollars. If your order is over $150 you will receive the reward dollars yourself! Win-win!
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Karen (Click on little Sal in the computer to go to my online store)