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!