Sunday, September 30, 2007
Stamp Club Appreciation Event
I had my stamp club hostess appreciation event on Friday night. This is the first time I did it for stamp club members. I usually just do this for home party hostesses. I invited everyone who was in my stamp clubs in the past year. I made them each a mini clipboard made from the laminate samples from Home Depot. These were great fun to make up. I adhered stamped and designer paper onto the wrong side of the laminate with xyron repositional adhesive. I placed ribbon across the middle with tacky strip tape and placed a colored bulldog clip on the top. I got the bulldog clips from a local craft store. It might have been Mike's. They are made by Making Memories. I was able to find clips that coordinated with our Stampin' Up! colors pretty well. I then stamped various images and punched circles out and backed them with my favorite punch- the circle scallop punch. I tied that to the circle in the bulldog clip with the stretchy silver cord from the holiday mini. I love this stuff! It doesn't fray. Then I tied various ribbon from the bulldog clip too. Lastly, I glued a strong magnet on the back with Crystal effects. This is a strong adhesive as well as creating a sheen on your stamped images.
Once all of the ladies arrived we played "Let's Make a Deal" with various prizes. I didn't have too many ladies take me up on this so we moved on to my make-n-take projects. The first one was an pop-up accordian card. I got the tutorial from splitcoast. You can find it here. I used the Big on Birthdays stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the Cutie Pie Designer Paper. I picked my colors from the Designer Paper. They are Rose Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery. I really like these colors together!
The second make-n-take was an accordian envelope book. (I guess I was on an accordian kick). I received one of these at a swap at convention. My version is a Christmas version. I figured you could put Christmas receipts in it. You could also keep coupons, punch cards, etc. in it.
It was a FUN night! I got to see some of my friends and customers I hadn't seen for awhile. I SO enjoy my stamp clubs! You really get to know the ladies during the course of stamp club.
I forgot to take photos of the event while it was underway. I always forget to do that. I get caught up in the fun and then forget to document it. Bummer.
Next is my home party hostess appreciation event this afternoon. I have different ladies and different projects lined up for them. I will post pictures from that event in the next day or two.