Friday, September 28, 2007

Prepping for Hostess Appreciation Events


I have been busy prepping for my stamp club appreciation and hostess appreciation events that are happening this weekend. I will have lots to share with you after the weekend but I didn't want to post too many projects here early so I wouldn't spoil the surprise.

This is a jar from Ikea. It is filled with 2 large bags of M&M's. Yum! The Creepy Crawly paper is wrapped around the jar. It didn't quite fit all of the way around so I punched 2 holes on each side of the paper and put eyelets in the holes. Then I tied the paper together with black gingham ribbon. This way it can slide off and become a different jar for a different occasion. The handle is tied off with various colors of Stampin' Up! ribbon. The tag is made with the stamp set Batty for you. I just love this set! The bat is stamped in black and then punched out with the 1 inch circle punch. Then I stamped the bat again in Pumpkin Pie. The black bat is popped up in the middle with a stampin' dimensional and googlie eyes added to his eyes. Of course the circle scallop punch finishes it off just right!

Note: I thought I had a bright idea to punch through light cardboard with my circle scallop punch. Well, I ruined my punch! Ugh! I reach for this punch all of the time. I can't be without it. I hopped onto the SU website and promptly ordered myself 2 scallop punches. One and a spare. I don't want to be without one again! Luckily, my friend Kathy borrowed me hers. I have been using hers and impatiently waiting for my new ones to arrive. Just another perk of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. You can hop on to the website and order anytime of day!

6 comments:

Kristina Lewis said...

This is even more adorable in person! ((hugs))

Nancy Riley said...

CUTE idea! Love this!

Rose Ann said...

Your jar of treats is so cute!! I love it!

Mary Jo Coons said...

..and I thought I knew how to decorate jars. That is awesome! Good note to keep in mind about not punching on cardboard. Thanks for that tip. Your stamping sister

Alexandra said...

Kathleen, this is way adorable!! I love these little jars, they make such great gifts! Your amazing girl!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Corie said...

Great hostess projects!! Congrats on the 5k hits!!