Seasonal Chums

Christmas Party Favors and Gifts

I had our annual Christmas Party for my #1 Stampers team last night. I'll share lots of photos of the party later this week, but I wanted to share the favors and gifts that each attendee received.

I used the Stampin Up Pizza Boxes to package the party favors and gifts for each team member.

These boxes are small white pizza shaped boxes in the Holiday Catalog. However, I "painted" the boxes red to fit the Christmas theme. I got this idea from a gift I received at the Stampin' Up Convention, from my friend Lynsay Mahon. See Lynsays blog here.

This is the box that Lynsay gave me:


I loved Lynsay's design and especially the fact that she colored the pizza box. Lynsay explained that she filled a Stampin' Up Spritzer with water and added 10-15 drops of re-inker. Then lightly sprayed the boxed before she assembled it, and rubbed in the color with a paper towel. So, I tried it and my boxes came out perfectly! Thanks Lynsay!


I used a Stampin Blends marker in old olive to color the pearl. Did you know that our Stampin' Blends could color non- porous surfaces?


I used the Christmas Around the World designer paper to decorate the boxes, as well as the mini tinsel trim in silver. A 2 1/4" circle punch was used to punch the sparkly red glimmer paper on the front of the box.


Inside, I covered Ghirardelli Chocolates with 3" x 1 1/2" Christmas Around the World designer paper strips.


But, that's not all- I also created a Christmas shaker magnet for each of the girls as well.


Keeping with the red and green color scheme, I used the holly and berries from the Tags and Trimmings stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. I added some sparkle with red glimmer paper as well as the Stampin Up Metallic Sequins.


I used Foam Strips and Acetate Window sheets to create the shaker. I also used the 2 1/4", 1 3/4" and 3/4" punches for all the circles. Then I simply glued a small circular magnet on the back with Multi purpose glue. Its difficult to see, but I also glued a piece of the real red tinsel trim around the circle to cover the foam strip around the outside of the circle.


I loved making these Christmas magnets for my girls. I hope they loved them too!


Here's a peek inside the box: The ink spots are a new item in the soon to be released Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog!


I'll have more crafty cards and projects to share from the Christmas party, so be sure to check back soon!

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Stampin' Up Gift Packaging Class - A few fun photos!

I have to say, that the Holiday Gift Packaging Class, yesterday, was a big hit. We had a great time creating fall and Christmas gift ideas both in the morning and evening classes. The attendees made 10 Holiday projects- gifts included!

Thanks to all who attended, for making the day extra fun and special!

Lori and Jan are excited to create their first project of the day, using the mini acetate boxes. Some yummy Ghirardelli chocolate and a candle fill the two boxes and are ready for gift giving!


We decorated a mini pizza box with the Foil Frenzy designer paper and a shiny foil snowflake.


Inside were 5 mini 3x3 cards and matching envelopes. How darling!


So perfectly snug in the cute little Stampin' Up Mini Pizza Box.


Leah and Cheryl were excited to see that chocolate was one of the main ingredients in their first project.


Here they are showing off their favorite creations of the day.


Jan and Lori also had a few favorites- especially, the Seasonal Chums set- because they loved the cute little deer (which they named Chip- just in case you needed to know-lol)


Here's Chip :)


He's a little treat tube candy holder. Here's a look at the inside:


Well, thats all for now, folks. I'll be sharing more of the projects and pics later this week.

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Sneak Peek- Holiday Gift Packaging Class

I thought I'd share a quick peek at the Stampin' Up treat tubes from the Holiday Catalog, that we will be making at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

We are making 10 projects all together. I think the treat tubes are fabulous and so fun! Fill them will all sorts of candy or treats.

I matched the candy to the stamped image theme: red hots for Rudophs "nose" and Reeses's pieces to match the pumpkin pie pumpkin!


I got the cute idea for the reindeer on a toothpick from my friend Cindy. She always has fun ideas to share! See her blog here.

I'm looking forward to sharing the other amazing holiday projects with my attendees this Wednesday.

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Stampin Up Snowman Chum

As I mentioned this weekend, I was playing with the Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits and I have another sweet card to share with you.

This time, its the adorable snowman image. I used some untraditional snowman colors- pink pirouette, melon mambo, pool party, wild wasabi and smoky slate because I wanted to be able to use if for a winter card and not necessarily a Christmas card. However, it would work just as perfectly for Christmas too.

I also used silver glimmer paper and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the large pink pirouette circle, and the 2 1/4" circle punch for the silver circle.


Ah, this snowman chum is so chubby and cute! The small snowflakes were also cut from the Seasonal Tags framelits set. For the snowflakes, I used dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. It sparkles just like a real snowflake would.


A little bit of fine tip glue was used to give shine to the buttons, nose, eyes, berries and scarf. Its cool how the fine tip glue dries so clear and shiny!


A few ombre glitter dots were attached to the middle of the small snowflakes. I love how they give the snowflakes color and dimension.


I'm loving this new Soft Slate Gingham Ribbon, its so soft and pretty. I added a little sparkle with a rhinestone gem on the knot of the bow.


The Cable Knit emboss folder has got to be one of my most favorite embossing folders. Its so realistic!

Don't forget the inside! Its says "You're Sweet"- I would have stamped it in pool party, but it was packed away in my class projects and I didn't feel like digging it out. lol


And you guessed, it... just like the reindeer card from the last post- I used the back of the snowman on the back of the card of course.


I think these soft colors work really well with this chubby snowman and cute little bunny, don't you?


The snowman was attached with dimensionals and the snowflakes with our super sticky mini glue dots.


I could stamp with this set all day long... I love the images and I love the framelits. So many cute possibilities!


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Stamping Fun with Seasonal Chums- A Cute Little Reindeer

I was finally able to get some stampin' time in today, so I grabbed my Seasonal Chums stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits and started inkin' up my stamps.

I chose the cute little reindeer as my focal point for this card. He's got the sweetest little face. I also haven't used my new Snowflake emboss folder yet, so I chose that for my background.

This stamp set is made so that when its stamped, it can be cut out with the Seasonal Tag framelits to make a tag- it has a front and back. I did use the front and the back of the reindeer, and you'll see that later in my post.

I didn't want to do a lot of coloring - so I stamped the reindeer onto crumb cake cardstock. The color was already there, so no coloring in on his body. Just a few highlights with a marker, here and there. I also used our chalk marker for the antlers, spots and tail. Isn't he the cutest?


I LOVE sparkle, so I wanted to add a layer of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper around the edges, but I didn't want to waste all that glimmer by hiding it behind my Winter Wonder embossed snowflake layer. I used my paper trimmer to cut the inside of the glimmer paper, so I could save it for another project.


Using my fine tip glue pen, I outlined the raised edges on the Winter Wonder embossed snowflake and added dazzling diamonds glitter to make is sparkle like fresh falling snow.


The pearl jewels fit nicely in the design of the Winter Wonder embossed snowflake.


I stamped the greeting in crumb cake ink and punched it out with the 1" circle punch and tucked it under the crumb cake ribbon.


I added a little bit of sparkle to the crumb cake ribbon by adding another knot of silver ribbon on top of it, using a glue dot.


I used dimensionals to pop up the Winter Wonder embossed snowflake layer from the card. The dimensionals also stick to glimmer paper really well.


Are you wondering where the back of the reindeer is?


Why, its on the "back" of the card, of course.


Just too cute for words...


Hope you enjoyed my sweet reindeer card today.


I'll have another Seasonal Chums card to share with you next time too- so be sure to come back to check it out.

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