Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Downline Christmas Event

This past Saturday, I invited my downline to attend an afternoon of stamping and eating.  These were the gifts I made them to show my appreciation to them.  I made the sparkling juice tags from the Perfect Punches stamp set and patterned paper is from Comfort Cafe DSP packand the mini jingle bells from last years Holiday mini.  I made the flowers on the gloves from our retired Gray striped ribbon (my ALL TIME FAVORITE ribbon evah!) and some of our retired buttons and attached them to the gloves.  I then stamped and embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock one of the nifty little stamps from the Convention 2012 stamp set, used the Labels dies and cut it out, glued it to a clothespin and used it to clip the gloves together.  
I also filled santa bags with candy we recieved from our sweet demo who lives in Germany.  She spoiled us with some awesome German made candy and cookies.  (We got REAL Haribo gummy bears!) Stay tuned for the projects we made coming this week!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Starbucks KCup Caddys

This is another craft fair project...I still have 5 of these left....I found a tutorial, and just bought some Starbucks KCups for the Kuerig machine and made up what I could.  I used various Stampin Up! products, too many to list, but I used the Morning Cup stamp set because it pretty much sums up my way of thinking about coffee. LOL! Anyway, here you are, I just haven't been making lots of cards because I got so busy with the craft fairs.  Hopefully sometime this week I can post some of my Downline gifts and projects.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cocoa To Go

So, I made some of these for a few recent craft fairs and today I am having an open house here at home to get rid of the things I didn't sell.  I have 3 of these left, and am hoping I can get rid of them. I used the Scallop Envelope die and then cut some cardstock or the front and back panels and attached them to the envelopes.  I made the tag out of the Snow Much Fun stamps set and stamped a partial snowman onto Crumb Cake cardstock, punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and layered it onto an Old Olive Scallop punch out. I tied it all up with that wonderful(but retired) 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon and then attached the tag with an Early Expresso piece of Baker's Twine. The buttons on the side are the buttons from last year's Holiday Mini and are (were?) on the Clearance Rack at Stampin! Up.
Inside the to go cup is two packets of hot cocoa and the marshmallow stirrers I made also by dipping large marshmallows into melted white chocolate and then rolling into crushed peppermints.