Need a Quick Treat Bag? |Stampin’ Up!

Need a Quick Treat Bag? |Stampin’ Up!

 

It’s not often I’ve found a birthday stamp set that not only serves as a Birthday set but also as a “anything” set.  The Amazing Birthday stamp set is perfect for making a quick gift bag for any occasion.  

 

If you are new to my blog I’m sharing my Stampin’ Up! Convention display stamping projects.  

 

Today’s share is a fun treat bag all dressed up.  

 

Amazing Birthday, Convention Display Stamper , Treat bag

Stampin’ Up!’s treat bags are fun and simple to decorate.  

 

We have two types- Chevron’s or Polka Dots.  These sweet little treat bags are perfect for giving small gift trinkets.  

 

Amazing Birthday, Convention Display Stamper , Treat bag

 

Dressing up a Treat Bag

Place a simple treat in one of our treat bags and then fold the top down and staple shut.  Next it’s time to decorate. 

I used a piece of our Typeset DSP and wrapped the paper around the treat bag.  I also added several of our beautiful ribbons to layer around the paper and a doily.  Once all pieces were layered I did a quick vertical stitch with my sewing machine to keep the paper permanently wrapped.  

 

To make the focal point for this treat bag I stamped the Amazing Birthday image on Vellum and Gold embossed.  I then placed the embossed vellum piece over a layer of Typeset DSP.  This gave a soft look to the sentiment and the vintage look using our beautiful Typeset DSP.  

 

Before attaching the focal point, I added a heavy layered bow of Basic Black Bakers Twine under the Typeset DSP.  I also added two banners.  One used a stamped image from Amazing Birthday and the other used a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper.  Both of these were die cut using the Banner Framelit.  

 

I love how this stamp set has coordinating framelits and punches making stamping easier and less fussy cutting. 

Amazing Birthday, Convention Display Stamper , Treat bag

 

Next is the really fun part… giving your decorated gift bag to someone special.  The look on someones face when they receive a hand made gift is priceless.  It’s one of the things I encourage you to do more of.  Challenge yourself to make 2 or 3 of them and fill them with hard candies.  Find 2-3 people on a day your out and about and just give them this special treat bag.  Watch how you will change a persons day in an instant.  

 

All supplies for this project can be found at the bottom of this post.  

 

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One thing I know for SURE… YOU can NEVER run out of too many ideas.  They are abundant with Stampin’ Up!

Here are a few more display boards from convention.  

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Well, I quickly found out that blogging while I’m at convention is just not happening.  I know many can do it but let me tell you… I talk to much.  There ya have it.  

 

I hope you were able to follow along on my Facebook Fan page because I did update that OFTEN with gorgeous samples from convention.  

 

This was my 10th convention and I think the best EVER! I was OVER THE MOON excited when they announced my name for the Top 100 demonstrators in the US.  Oh my word.  This means I will be able to attend the prestigious Founders Circle this September.  Yippie!!! This is my 7th year earning it.  Blessed is the word that comes to my mind.  I truly love what I do and I love Stampin’ Up!

 

Founders Circle 2014

I’m super excited to share my Display Stamper Projects with you over the next few weeks.  Might even see a few projects per day.  WOWSA.  

 

The projects will be using Kinda Eclectic, Amazing Birthday and a new stamp set called Seasonally Scattered that will be available in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  (PS- I have seen the new catalog and have a few products on hand… OH MY STAMPIN’ WORD! Love!)

 

Let’s get started!  

 

Kinda Eclectic stamp set, Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

Kinda Eclectic stamp set, Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

 

 

At first glance you might say WHOA.  That’s not easy.  Oh but WAIT!  It is.  

You will start out with a Crumb Cake card base and stamp your images.  Then stamp another Crumb Cake 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece with random images.  Run that piece along with a piece of Wax Paper through your Hexagon Framelit.  That is what I used over the main card base.  

Kinda Eclectic stamp set, Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

 

You can see that not all of the Hexagon’s were punched out as well.  By adding a simple doily at the bottom with a tiny dotted scallop punch underneath the banner it made it more delicate.  

 

If you look closely I added the Gold Bakers Twine but stripped the Gold thread from the Twine.  I also threaded a few sequins through the thread.  This is very simple to do using a needle.  

 

Kinda Eclectic stamp set, Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

 You can see ALL supplies used for this card at the bottom of this post.  

 

Over all, this was one of my fav’s and you will hear that about 23 more times as I show all of them.  I will also be sharing a few swaps and displays this week.  Here are a FEW samples.  

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Convention Bound |Stampin’ Up!

Convention Bound |Stampin’ Up!

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I’m Convention bound and I’m over the moon.  Watch out Stampin’ Up!  

 

I’m packed and it’s only 10pm.  Do you know how amazing that is??? This never happens.  My swaps are 80% complete even.  WOW.  Something must be wrong…. 

 

Yep… 

 

There is ONE problem! No card to share.  

 

BUT wait! There is A LOT to come.  I’m so excited because soon I can share my Convention displays that I’ve had secretly waiting to share.  Oh I can barely contain my excitement to share with you.  24 projects just waiting….

 

The alarm is going to go off very early. 4:30am to be exact.  I’ve already warned my girlfriends I will not be looking pretty when they first see me.  I’ve showered already.  I plan to roll out of bed, get dressed, throw my hair up and be done with it.  I figure as long as I have deodorant on I am good.  Don’t you think? 

 

I figure I can get gussied up once I’m there.  I’m sure my new airplane friends won’t mind.  

 

Keep Russ in  your prayers.  He is on his own this week with Alexis.  Brandon is camping with the big boys.  

 

XOXOXOXO

 

Ridiculously Amazing

Ridiculously Amazing 

 

That’s been my life over the last week- Ridiculously Amazing!  

 

Ridiculously Amazing, Amazing Birthday, Stampin' Up!

 

I had a serious change in plans from Tuesday-Friday that normally would have rocked my world a different way but this brought me joy.  

 

Our church was holding VBS last week and I had not signed up to be a helper because at the time Russ was not driving and I wasn’t sure what the schedule would be with him.  As time got closer to VBS and Russ did start driving I told our Pastor’s wife that if she needed anything to call me.  

 

The call came on Monday night when one of our church family had an illness in the family.  I was needed to be a crew member.  6 kids in my hands, Oh my!  

 

All I can say is it was one of the best weeks I’ve had in a long time.  Watching kids worship and learn about Jesus was ridiculously amazing.  More so was getting to know the 6 kids I had with me.  All from different walks of life.  One particular little boy stole my heart on day one.  He was velcro to my leg and the kindest 6 year old I’d ever met.  I  don’t know his personal background but from what I could tell not everyday was ridiculously amazing.  This week for him, it was.  

 

After my days with VBS I typically found myself on my couch napping from the crazy dancing I had done, and just being flat WORN out.  I wouldn’t have traded it for the world.  It was the highlight of my summer.  

 

So not only do I tell you this but I have a card to share that is all about being Ridiculously Amazing.  Today, that’s what I want you to think about.  Life is short.  How can you make today Ridiculously Amazing? Even when your day isn’t going your way find something that will make it Ridiculously Amazing.  The fact that Jesus loves me is pretty Ridiculously Amazing if I must say so.  

 

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This fun card was created with my club members this past week.  It’s a new club that I’m also ridiculously excited about.  I had so much fun and my cheeks hurt from smiling.  One of the great things about the Amazing Birthday stamp set is it does not have to be just BIRTHDAY related.  As you can see, I want you to have a ridiculously amazing day.  

You can see all the supplies below that I used on this card.  

 

This next week is going to be ridiculously amazing too!!  I leave for Salt Lake City tomorrow for the annual Stampin’ Up! convention.  I am so so so excited to be with my stamping friends and family.  It’s a time of year I look so forward too.  I’ll be posting the highlights and most importantly the display boards.  If you want to see what’s happening FAST, make sure you are a fan of my Facebook Page.  I will be updating that constantly with news, what I’m up to and of course all kinds of pretties.  

 

Time to pack….

Have a RIDICULOUSLY amazing day.  

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Exciting new products are in the store.  NEW arrivals include a fun Christmas stamp set that will be available in the new Holiday Mini Catalog but it’s available to YOU now.  Get a head start on your Christmas cards NOW.  

Beauty of the Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!Beauty of the Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!

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Hello Darling |Stampin’ Up!

Hello Darling |Stampin’ Up!

 

As I told you yesterday time has not been on my side lately but there is something fantastic about coming into my stamp room even for a few minutes.  It’s like a release of adrenaline once I’ve created something.  

 

The problem lately is I’ve been stuck on the same color combinations ALL the time.  I decided I really need to move out of my comfort zone and play with a few colors that have been sitting patiently waiting for me to come grab them.  

Hello Darling stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

I’m also using the many beautiful new stamp sets I have in a pile on my desk.  Right now I have a rule… I cannot use another set until every single one of the new ones have been used.  My pile is dwindling and I’m enjoying playing with new stuff.  

 

My stamp set today is Hello Darling.  This set is is pretty eclectic with flowers, spirals, a fun sentiment and striped circle.  

 

I started this card using the Dots & Stripes Stencil first.  I used the Dots and a Sponge Dauber to create a pattern and then stamped the spiral randomly on the Crushed Curry cardstock.  

 

The card went together quickly but then I hit a stumbling block when my sewing skills went bad.  Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and say, “to heck with it! I’m moving on!”  I couldn’t believe my greeting was sewn on crooked.  I decided I would tilt the card a bit and it looks fantastic.  

Hello Darling stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Don’t you hate when this happens? 

 

I proceeded with my card and in the end I loved my crooked greeting and the color combination.  If you want to try this one you will need Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Early Espresso.  

 

You can see all the supplies for this card below.  

 

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Quick update on Russ.  He was interviewed by our local TV station on Monday and the segment aired last night.  They are bringing attention to the warning signs of a stroke and wanted Russ to talk because he is so young.  You can see it HERE.  He did a great job and it’s great to see how far he has come.  It made our night.