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#1 Stampers Team Christmas Party & a Sneak Peek

We had such a great time last weekend at our #1 Stampers team party. I love getting together with my team and enjoying each others company. We also did a little bit of stamping and swapping as well as exchanged some amazing hand stamped gifts!

We played a cute grab bag game to determine who got which gift.

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Notice the little tag on Teresa's gift? Its a darling little panda from a new Sale a Bration set coming in January!

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Teresa received some chocolate and some beautifully stamped Christmas cards, made by Lori Wiest.

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These are a few of the cards that Lori Wiest made for her gift exchange:

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Kathy's gift came wrapped in this gorgeous stamped paper by Sue Brennan.

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The amazing work of art that was inside that pretty paper.... Sue Brennan really out did herself creating the awesome gift!

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Darlene Christian was the artist that designed these matching coasters and candles for the lucky recipient.

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I designed this gift bag with punched red glimmer paper circles and a tag made with the Tags and Trimmings stamp set. I didn't make a hand stamped gift, however, inside were stamps and goodies from the upcoming NEW Occasions Catalog!

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We played some super fun games and had a snowball fight to win prizes. I think this was the favorite game that night.

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I also had the girls tear a Christmas Tree behind their backs. The best tree won a prize. I also gave a prize to the tree that wasn't the best ;) Here are some of the trees. Unfortunately neither the best or worst trees are in this photo. Not sure where they ran off to...

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We also had a cool make n take with a new stamp set and accessories from the soon to be released Occasions Catalog 2018.

Lori is assembling her cute card before our next game.

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This set is called Bubble Over and you'll be able to order it in January. Check out the designer paper, the new sequin emboss folfder, the clear bubbles and the self adhesive sequins- yes, you'll be able to order those soon too!

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Such a wonderful night with these fun and fabulous women. I'll have the swaps and some amazing cards to share later this week, so be sure to check back.

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Until the next time...

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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:

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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!

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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?

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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 "Thank You" card using the "You Move Me" stamp set

Once again I am coming to you from the Stampin Up Convention in SLC Utah. This time I have a swap that I made for our Stampin Up Advisory Board Alumni Dinner. This group of elite women are top demonstrators from all over the country!

The theme was "Thank you" cards for our amazing customers!

I wanted to use something sparkly and bright and with a unque fold. So, I chose the "You Move Me" stamp set, because I love the big, bold images in this set. I also used the ever so yummy, Foil Frenzy designer paper. This paper has my name written all over it!

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The colors used are berry burst and tangerine tango. They work beautifully together with the lemon lime twist in the Foil Frenzy designer paper. The Ombre Glitter Dots look great as the "body" of the butterfly.

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But the best part, is the surprise fold in the middle of the card...

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The dimensions of the pieces are as follows: Berry Burst: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Tangerine Tango: 8" x 3"- fold it in half. Whisper white: 3 3/4" x 2 3/4". You will need 2 pieces of the whisper white- one for the inside and one for the outside. The Foil Frenzy strips are: 1" x 4"- you will need 2 of these as well.

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I hope my Advisory Board sisters love their bright and shiny, "thank you" swap!

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I thank you for visiting today.

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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin- Are you signed up for November?

Today, I would like to share the October Paper Pumpkin Kit with you. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft kit subscription, from Stampin' Up. Each month is a different surprise kit in the mail!

The October kit is so adorable, I just had to share! Its a Christmas shaker card set. All Paper Pumpkin kits come with stamps, ink, pre cut cards and envelopes, plus all the accessories needed to assemble the kit. All you need is adhesive!

I have some good news for those of you who love this months design... Novembers kit will coordinate with Octobers kit! It wont be cards, but it will be something equally adorable- that's all the hint that we received- I can't wait to see Novembers Kit. If you haven't already subscribed- you can do so by clicking this link or copying and pasting in your browser bar: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=12141. If you would like Novembers kit, you must sign up by Nov 11th!

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How adorable are these? I had tons of sequins left over and some tags too. I love that I always get a few extra supplies in my kit, just in case.

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This is the "tree card" with the banner greeting:

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And here's the sweet Christams bulb:

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This kit created, 8 cards in all, plus the matching envelopes.

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I'm so excited for Novembers kit! Remember to sign up by November 10th to receive it! https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=12141

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Another Color Lifting Technique Card to Share

I promised to share another card that I used the Color Lifting technique on. So, today, I am sharing a Christmas card using the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and coordinating Bethlehem Edgelit Dies.

I used Shimmery White cardstock because, first off all its pretty and has a shimmery shine to it and secondly it holds up to water well. I also used whisper white and night of navy cardstock as well as night of navy, marina mist and dapper denim ink.

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You can view the instructions for the Color Lifting technique on my last post here.

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The star is made with the gold glimmer paper and Mary and Joseph are die cut from gold foil paper.

A few dimensionals pop the images up off of the card to give it more interest.

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The Color Lifting Technique creates a beautiful and mystic, midnight sky.

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Its a simply beautiful technique and I hope you'll give it a try with your own favorite color combinations.

Thanks for looking!

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Stampin Up Clear Tiny Gift Boxes

Another one of the projects we did at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class is a cute 2x2 acetate gift box.

We made two different ones actually, but I am going to share one of the boxes with you today.

The box was filled with Ghirardelli Chocolates wrapped in 3" x 1 1/2" strips of Quilted Christmas designer paper.

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I used the Bow Builder Punch for the sparkly red glimmer paper ribbon on top.

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All the chocolates wrapped in pretty designer paper.

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A sweet little gift to use as a favor on Christmas, or give as a small gift to co-workers, neighbors, classmates and friends.

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So cute, I love it!

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