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.

Happy stamping!!!


Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness! Look at all of those sweet projects. Kathleen, they all are awesome!! You've been busy, girl! Great job!!

Pegi Taylor said...

Hi Kathleen!! These projects are absolutely beautiful!!! I love the clipboards. You will have to teach me how to make them some time. Hope all is well and I can't wait to see you next week.

Big stamping hugs from me and Willow and Isabella and baby Lily!

Corie said...

WOW -- your ladies are so lucky -- what fantastic projects.!!!

Amy said...

Kathleen, you have been a busy bee! Love that accordian style card, such a great idea for Christmas time! All these projects are just great!

Doris said...

I had to laugh at your forgetting to take a photo of the PEOPLE at your event--I keep doing the same thing!

Lovely cards...