Stampin' Up! Convention 2011 Gifts

I'm off to the Stampin' Up! 2011 Convention in Salt Lake City!! I'll try to post here as often as possible during the coming week!

Each year I am so excited about going to the Stampin' Up! convention!!  I have only missed one convention since 1995 when I joined Stampin' Up!.  One of the very fun things about convention is spending time with the demonstrators in my Luv 2 Stamp Group.  I give them a Convention Gift each year.. this year I got them done early and mailed them out or handed them out to my gals attending convention.. whew! :)

Notepads convention gifts
I made them each a notepad holder to take notes during convention classes, and a tag to put on their bag.

Notepad holder front
Yes, I made these using My Digital Studio and the fabulously fun and darling Cheerful Treat hostess downloads (pg 11, #124237) and the Flirtatious DSP download (pg 126, #124227).

Notepad holder outside

The notepads (from an office supply store) are inside our CLEAR MOUNT STAMP CASES (pg 205, #119105)

Notepad holder inside

The tag is also printed with My Digital Studio and cut out with the Two Tags Die, then I cut an additional tag with the Two Tags Die (pg 222, #115954) with OnBoard chipboard sheets (pg 216, #114230), and adhered them together like a sandwich using the Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (pg 216, #120805).

Convention tags

I made a fun flower for the tag using Flirtatious Fabric (pg 196, #122335), Flirtatious DSP (pg 183, #122360), Jumbo brads (pg 199, #112533) and the FUN FLOWERS DIE with the big shot (pg 221, #121812).


If you sign up to be a demonstrator, you too can join us at Convention for all the fun!  Check out the $99 sign up special going on right now! :)

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Chipboard Heart with Paper Flower VIDEO TUTORIAL

Heart 7 We made several projects at our March Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting ... covering an On Board Heart Book chipboard piece with the Welcome Neighbor DSP was one of the projects. 

Kim shared several projects and tips with our group for covering the ON BOARD BOOKS (pg 34 in the Occasions Mini), and I demonstrated how to make the Paper Flower using the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (pg 11 of the Occasions Mini Catalog).

CHECK OUT MY VIDEO below for tips on how to make the paper flower with the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE TUTORIAL HERE with step by step photos of how to cover your chipboard pieces and how to make the paper flower.

SEE THIS POST for another flower sample, similar to this one.

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They LOVED their Sweet Pea Totes & Tags!

After my Luv 2 Stamp Group Stamp A Rama event yesterday, I gave each participant a Sweet Pea Tote Bag from Stampin' Up! and the supplies to make a heart tag for their tote... they had a GREAT time making them in the afternoon, and they loved this gift.

Group bags

 The front of the tags were the same design, but with their initial on it (I cut them using chipboard, and the Serif Essentials Big Shot die):

E for Elyse:

Tag front
So that I would have enough of the birdy/flower design for each person, I printed it out from My Digital Studio using the Sweet Pea Designer paper download file !  :) 

 They each got to design the back of their tag using a piece of DSP from the Sweet Pea Designer Paper pack and Sweet Pea felt.. aren't they soooooooooo cute!?

Tag 1

Tag 2

Tag 3

Tag 4

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Tag 6

 I didn't photograph them all because some were similar to those above.. .but aren't they CUTE !! ?  I just love my gals.. they are sooooooo talented!

To find out how you get get your own bag and tag, see my 2 previous offers HERE and HERE. (note: Super Bowl Sunday offer ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 7th).

Chipboard heart ordering info:

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Sweet Pea Shopping Bag - could be yours!

These ADORABLE Sweet Pea shopping bags were available at our Stampin' Up! Leadership event last month... and I made myself an adorable HEART TAG for my bag!!

Bag with tag

These fun Chipboard Hearts are available in the Occasions Mini catalog on pg 34 (item 117236 - you get 8 chipboard hearts ready to decorate for only $4.95!!)

So... how can YOU get one!? 

  • You can be registered to attend our Luv 2 Stamp Group Stamp A Rama event this Saturday... all of my gals who have registered will get to make a tag and take home the bag to go with it!
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  • You can sign up to be a demonstrator in my Luv 2 Stamp Group.... all new demonstrators who sign up in FEBRUARY will receive a personalized tag with their very own bag!! (AND did you know the Starter Kit options are all 15% OFF AND you get to pick out any free stamp set in addition to everything that comes in your kit!?  WOW!! CLICK HERE for more info.)

Bag tag front

Bag tag back

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Wish Lists and Gift Cards for Holiday Giving!

Christmas Jingle - berries 2 Soooo.... with Christmas coming... DO YOU HAVE A WISH LIST OF STAMPIN' UP! goodies on YOUR Christmas List this year??

Use THIS convenient WISH LIST - fill it out, give it to a loved one and have them contact me to place a GIFT ORDER for you !!

Wish list-001Your loved ones can contact me for a gift certificate for you, too!!  When you spend it in January, you will get free Sale A Bration rewards, too!

OR.... maybe you want to give a Stampin' gift to a crafty friend?? You can purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE from me in any amount to give to a friend! 

Contact me for any of these holiday services. 

Local gifts can be gift wrapped and hand delivered.

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting Gifts

Whew.. I've been BUSY!!  This Saturday is one of my Luv 2 Stamp Group meetings (meeting for my Stampin' Up! downline)... and I've got 7 great projects for my gals to make plus other fun demonstrations, presentations and fabulous information!  We are going to have SOOOO much fun swapping, stamping, visiting, laughing - oh and EATING of course! :)

I am so grateful for my meeting helpers (registration, card contest, set-up, clean-up, note taker) .. I made these cute Stampin' Up! Clipboards for them..

Helper gift sample 

Wasn't it nice of Target to have those cute notepads to match our "Tea Party" Designer Paper!? whoohooo!  And one of my talented gals, Lene'e, is making some adorable pens to go with the clipboards! I'll have photos after the meeting.

Did you know you can get this fabulous Tea Party paper or ANY of our other 12x12 Designer Paper as part of the BUY 3 GET ONE FREE sale going on right now?  CLICK HERE for details!  And Place your order ON LINE HERE.

Helper gifts 

EDITED TO ADD:  CLICK HERE for a previous post with info on how I made a template to help cover the clipboards.

Here are the over 900 sheets of handouts I stuffed in their meeting packets today:


If you've ever given thought to becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and joining my Luv 2 Stamp Group, now is a GREAT time to consider that opportunity because you can become a demonstrator for only $75 this month!!  Details on that special offer AND a list if PERKS you get as a demonstrator are listed on my blog HERE.  Please email me with any questions or concerns you might have!  [email protected]  And ask me about my special sign up offer from May 16 to May 23 !! 

OK, back to work.. I'll have lots to share with you after the meeting and a FABULOUS TUTORIAL OFFER on Sunday that you won't want to miss!!!!

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Super Cute Penguin Ornament!!

I think this is my most FAVORITE ornament I've ever made!!!  My son and I LOVE Penguins.. we started collecting 1 or 2 stuffed penguins each Christmas time, and we have QUITE a fun collection (see below) which is why I made this ornament for my son this year.  :) 

Penguin ornament 1 

Don't you just love it? Penguins are SO cute! I mounted them on a Stampin' Up! round chipboard ornament.

If you were giving it to a friend, you could add this 2nd part of the greeting (from the Punch Pals set):

Penguin ornament 2 

So, here are a couple tips for making them:

THIS IS THE BACK to help show you some of the punch sizes I used:

Penguin how to back 

Tip for the beak:

Penguin how to beak 

If you want to make some of these cute penquins but don't have all the punches, I'd be happy to punch the pieces for you.  You will get the punched pieces for 1 large and 1 small penguin (as shown on the ornament - DSP designs may vary) plus 2 assorted coordinating buttons for their hats.   YOU will need to provide adhesive and the white gel pen to make the eyes. You can add them to an ornament or card or box or anything you wish. I cannot include any stamping per Stampin' Up! policy. 

Order your Punched Penguin kit here - kit includes the punched pieces to make 2 penguins as shown on the ornament above.  Kit is $6 and includes shipping to you.  US orders only.

And here is our FUN furry penguin collection!


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Christmas Chipboard Oraments - Last set - I promise!

I made these 3 chipboard ornaments in my ornament class on Friday night.. just wanted to share this last batch with you.. enjoy!

Stay tuned for a FABULOUSLY fun ornament tomorrow.. I think it is my most favorite one I've ever made!!!!

Ornament jb 3 

These ornaments use the Country Living Promotion kit.. do you have your kit yet? (details HERE) - it's a FABULOUS deal with TONS of supplies!

Ornament jb 2 

Thanks, Alyssa and PJ for your input on the above 2 ornaments! :)

Ornament us scallop 

Christmas tree 

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Chipboard Christmas Ornament Class Samples

We had such a great time on Friday night!  12 of us gathered to make Christmas Chipboard Ornaments and eat Christmas cookies! What could be better??  I didn't get photos of everyone's projects, but here are some of the projects from Lydia, Joy, Angela, Alyssa, Christine, PJ and Jackie.

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Orn class 10 

Orn class 8  

Orn class cookies 

Orn class group 

and what class wouldn't be complete without  a little glitter and ink...

  Orn class hands 2  Orn class hand 1   

Christmas cookie

More Chipboard Ornaments

Here are a couple more chipboard pieces I've been working on ... this one is our son:

Ornament jb 

I colored all the chipboard by using the "direct to paper" method with the Stampin' Up! Craft ink pads.

Ornament us circle 

Above, the circle cut out came from the I Wish SS kit.  Weird how a photo of a photo comes out kinda blurry.. I took this about 7 times and the photo part was always blurry.. oh well.. you get the idea.

and this one (below) is actually a gift tag for my friend Joy!

Ornament joy 

Last night was my Chipboard Ornament class...  I'll have samples to share tomorrow.

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Chipboard Ornaments

In preparation for my Chipboard Ornament get together tonight, I was making some ornaments with our photos.. I love to have an ornament (or 2 or 3 or 4) with our family photo from each year on the tree.. it's so fun to look back and see our son as a youngster!  I've got more ornaments to share tomorrow of the whole family, but here are a couple I made with our son's Sr. Portraits:

Ornaments 1 

I used supplies in the I Wish SS kit, the Country Living holiday kit and the Big Shot for these 2 ornaments. 

Ornament 2   

The ornament above was made using the Scallop Die and the Big Shot and putting a Designer Paper covered coaster on top!  I sanded the edges of the covered coaster which is why you see a white outline.   The jumbo eyelet holds the ribbon securely - the ribbon is between the coaster and the designer paper.  Most of the supplies are from the I Wish SS kit.

Below is the back of the little round chipboard ornament:

Ornament back 

Tonight is our cookie party and chipboard ornament making night.. too fun!  I'm looking forward to stamping (and eating!) with my buddies!

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