Thankful for New Friends

Hello Stampers!

Since moving to Mesa, Arizona, three months ago, I’ve been attending a variety of networking meetings to meet new people and make new connections. I was introduced to this group about two months ago — O.N.E. Networking. It’s a fun group of business people and entrepreneurs who meet weekly to get to know each other, build relationships, and do business together when it makes sense.

I had an opportunity to present Tuesday. Instead of talking for 15 minutes, I brought a stamping project for eighteen! With help from two assistants (who are experienced stampers), we each created a treat packet with Stampin’ Up! inks, stamps, punches, and paper. And, I included chocolate!

It was such a fun morning! Everyone participated and were proud to create something handmade.

I am thankful to this group for their friendships and their willingness to try something new.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Kim

 

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Harvest Hellos and Chocolate

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hello

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hello

Hello Everyone!

Happy Saturday morning, November 2, 2019! It’s bright and sunny here and heading toward the mid-80s in Mesa, Arizona. It hasn’t been difficult getting used to the weather here! I’ve been out and about attending networking groups to meet new people and make connections. I try to bring a fun item to share made with Stampin’ Up! products, and, of course chocolate.

These Ghirardelli treats are my go-to item. They are quick and easy and cute and can be dressed up in any way for any holiday or event. This one features the stamp set Harvest Hellos and the Apple Builder Punch with the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

Start with a strip of your favorite Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/2 inches by just under 2 inches. Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8 inches. Trim both ends with Stampin’ Up!’s Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Fold on the score lines. Insert your chocolate. I usually add a little adhesive to keep the chocolate in place. Close the package with coordinating ribbon and decorate the front.

For my meetings, I package in a cello bag and include either a business card or a free class pass. Everyone loves a little chocolate!

Click on any of the graphics below to buy the products used to create this fun, chocolate treat package. Please let me know if you have questions.

Kim

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Harvest Hellos Cider Packet

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hellos

Hello Stampers!

I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of these apple cider treat packets. I’ve given them out at a team meeting and at a host of events throughout the month of September. They were so easy to put together. This packet uses Stampin’ Up!’s Harvest Hellos stamp set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch. What’s cool about this set and punch is that it can be both an apple and a pumpkin. That makes it very versatile.

Here are the steps I used:

1. Garden Green card stock cut at 6 inches x 3 1/2 inches, scored at three, and folded. Stapled sides.

2. Adhered a piece of Designer Series Paper sized 3 1/4 by 2 3/4 to front of packet. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Lane Designer Series Paper here.

3. Next, I adhered a circle from the Sttiched Shapes framelits die cut from Garden Green.

4. I stamped the apple in Garden Green ink onto Mint Macaron card stock and added the sentiment from Country Home. Punched it out using the Apple Builder Punch.

5. Added an Early Espresso stem and a Mint Macaron leaf from the punch.

6. Popped it all up with a dimensional.

I found the the cider packets at the local Fry’s grocery store here in Mesa.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions. See the list of ingredients below.

Kim

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Sailing Away Lip Balm Holder

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Lip Balm Holder

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Lip Balm Holder

Hello Stampers!

When people come to my classes and events, I always like to treat them with a little packet created with Stampin’ Up! products. Mostly, it’s candy or chocolate, but I changed it up this time and made lip balm holders featuring the Sailing Home Bundle of products.

This started with a piece of Night of Navy card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. It’s scored (on the longer edge) at 2 1/4-inches from each edge.

The center piece measures 1 inch by 3 inches and is scored at 3/4 inches on each side. I used a bone folder to loosen the fibers on the paper so it has a little bend where you can  place the lip balm once the edges are attached. I used Stampin’ Up!’s Tear and Tape and applied a little piece on each of the 3/4-inch pieces. I matched up the score marks and adhered the center piece to the inside middle of the card stock. I’ve included a photo below of the finished inside.

I decorated the front, back, insides, and back spine of the holder using pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. I recommend using the Tear and Tape here again, to ensure the paper is stuck down well. I decorated the outside with a verse from the Sailing Home stamp set (stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Sahara Sand card stock and die cut with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits).

When the holder is closed, I punched a small circle through both sides and tied a piece of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to close the packet.

Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Bundle Lip Balm Holder (inside)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the project!

Kim

 

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Sail Away Treats

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite

Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite

Hello Stampers!

For each class or event I hold, I love to surprise the attendees with a treat packet — usually filled with chocolate! This last week, I held a class featuring products from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog. One of the brand-new suites is Come Sail Away. It’s filled with a great variety of coordinating products including the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing Dies, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Sail Away Trinkets, Baker’s Twine, and more.

This package starts with Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. They measure 2 x 2 x 2, so they are great size for small favors. And, they are a blank canvas. You can decorate them any way you wish. And, they’re a great value. You receive 16 boxes for $7.50. They make great favors for weddings, baby showers and birthday parties.

I used the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to decorate the outside panels of the box. They are square, and are cut at just under 2 inches each. (These pieces were actually scraps from another project, and I was able to find a great use for them!). I decorated the front of the box with the anchor from the Smooth Sailing Dies cut from Silver Foil Sheets. I added a bit of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine on the front. Inside the box, I added shreddie and a fun chocolate treat. I wrapped it all up with the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see a list of all of the products I used for this project today down below. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Please let me know if you have any questions of how this project went together.

Kim

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