BJ on Dec 15th 2011
Oh boy – I was just out to the clearance rack – you want to get there asap! I was amazed at the deals. For you punch fans – there is tons of punches, current and retired. Ribbon, buttons, and so much more!
Only while supplies last. I was out there and got some paper and ribbon. I also got a 12 x 12 scrapbook for about $8!!!! This clearance rack blitz added over 200 products to the rack – there was more than 10 pages!!!! Up to 80% off – and the sale lasts until Jan 5. I wouldn't wait until the end though!!!!
BJ on Dec 13th 2011
Here's some inspiration for today. . . . a few last minute Christmas ideas. Let's start with Rudolph. . . . . a little cutie pie he is.
He is Early Espresso cardstock wrapped around a candy bar. Be sure and secure with sticky strip (the woman's form of duck tape). I love the antlers made from the snowflake punch. I actually taped 2 pieces of cardstock together so they are a little sturdier. The Red Glimmer paper is a perfect accent for his nose!!!! Oh, and the bow tie! Gotta love the striped ribbon. OK, here's the scoop the red ribbon and red glimmer paper will be well used for upcoming Valentines projects so, get it now!!
And then there's Frosty. You're gonna be surprised when you read on and see how he is made. He doesn't photograph well in all of his white color but, you see enough to get the idea. He is made from an envelope that has been sealed and has an end cut off to make a pouch. In the pouch, I have slipped a package of hot chocolate – a perfect winter treat after you make your snowman! The hat obviously uses the top note and of course the holly is from the stocking accents die. Nummy!
OK, want to make these guys? Well tonight my downline is getting together for a little Christmas celebration and these are 2 of the projects they will be making. Oh, and if you want a sweeter deal, for TWO DAYS ONLY, I can offer the starter kit for $125! As a leadership attendee at Stampin' Up!, I can give away the starter kit for that price! What a great Christmas gift to yourself – you'll be in on Sale-a-Bration and the Occasions Mini catalog. Think of how long your mini catalog list is – this IS a better deal!!!! And Stampin' Up! will send you a gift every month that you submit an order for the next year! Gotta love the gift that keeps on giving! Now, don't you deserve it? Have you shopped for yourself yet? What better of a sale can you get than $350 worth of Stampin' Up! for only $125? Call me ASAP if you want in on this deal or want to come and check out the fun with my downline tonight!
BJ on Dec 6th 2011
Have you ever been sooo excited about a gift that you have picked out – or better yet made for someone? The packaging of this gift becomes sooo very important – everything has to be perfect! I'm sure you can relate to what I am saying. Here's 2 cute gift tags that are debuting at my hostess club tonight.
Aren't they just cute! Imagine them on your package – or better yet, make up a set and put them in a cute package for a co-worker or neighbor gift! Secret Santa's would love them too! The best part? They are small enough that you can make them with your scraps!
I obviously used the 2 tags die from the main Idea Book & Catalog. The holiday decorations are made from the Stocking Accents die in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I see lots of uses for this little die. And you only have a few weeks left to get it!
Another fun project planned for tomorrow!
BJ on Dec 5th 2011
Have you seen the inexpensive (4 for $2.95) little gift boxes in the Holiday Mini Catalog? They are a quality weight but, then would you expect something different from Stampin' Up!?
This little treat will be made by anyone attending my hostess clubs this week. (yea! – oh, and it might not be the only treat!) I decorated this little guy with a little of our Letters to Santa DSP, Punched a window in the top of the box with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, added a window decorated with snowflakes stamped in white Staz On ink, and of course the perfect little greeting from the Sweet Season stamp set. Inside I have tucked a little almond covered pretzel bag – a favorite with some of my friends and neighbors.
So cute and simple!!!! If you don't want to create a window, how about using some of the Stitched Felt designs from the Holiday Mini Catalog (p 30).
Need more holiday ideas? Make sure you check back tomorrow. . . . another cute one on the way. Oh, and just a quick note:
- There is always room for a visitor or new club member to my hostess clubs – Tuesday or Wednesday evening this week! A perfect time to check out what you can do for holiday gifts!
- Chicks, Chocolate & Cards is Thursday night – this week! Spots still available!
- January schedule out VERY soon – let me know if you are wanting a certain class!
BJ on Dec 4th 2011
Sorry for the longer than normal pause in my postings. . . . but, you'll be happy to know that I have been VERY busy in my stampin' spot creating more projects to share with you. Each day this week, you'll see something simple that you too could create to add that personal (and in most cases very simple) handmade touch to the holidays. Oh, and if you literally have no time, check out my display at MDK studio here in Hastings. There is a well stocked rack of ready to go items that are perfect for stocking stuffers, teacher & neighbor gifts, secret santa's and perhaps even a treat for you!
It's really rather simple. I used containers from a popular drink – but really, you could use any type of container. I added some DSP, punches, tags and a few other fun embellishments. Filled with a favorite treat and that's it! These were popular at my last craft sale (sold out) and last I knew there were a few at MDK. I have 12 more ready to go!