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Party Time

December 3, 2018

Last Saturday, I held a Christmas party for my customers and downline, firstly to celebrate Christmas and the end of a great crafting year, but also to thank them so much for supporting me and my business.  I am really lucky that my husband and the rest of my family are always ready to help out and support me in any way they can as well.  I thought I would share with you the little gift that I made for each of the ladies who attended.  I decorated some plain kraft gift bags with a piece of the Dashing Along Designer Series paper.  Some have a Garden Green theme and some have a Cherry Cobbler Theme.  I cut Whisper White card using the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.  I created a template for the Stamparatus and stamped each of the labels using the greetings from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set and either Garden Green or Cherry Cobbler ink.  I love how easy the Stamparatus makes it to stamp multiple images in a very short time.  Now you can’t give an empty gift bag, so I filled a small jar with some Peppermint Body Scrub and created a tag by firstly printing onto Whisper White card, then I stamped the outline image from the Label Me Pretty stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black inkThe images were punched out using the co-ordinating Pretty Label Punch.  One tag has the name on it and the other tag a list of ingredients.  You have to be careful as many people are allergic or have reactions to different products.  I made some homemade Rocky Road which is housed in one of our gussetted cellophane bags and also has a tag made in the same fashion as the one for the body scrub.   I created a small chocolate slider using Real Red card.  I decorated the slider by stamping the “ho, ho, ho” image from the Candy Cane Season stamp set onto Whisper White card using Garden Green ink.  I actually stamped across a length of Whisper White card and punched out 2″ circles.  I stamped the candy cane and bow using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the fill images using Real Red ink.  The candy cane and the bow are punched out using the co-ordinating Candy Cane Builder Punch.  The candy cane and the bow are attached to the stamped Whisper White circle and then attached to the front of the slider.   Each of the bags also contained a small selection of ribbon and embellishments.  The ribbon is mostly retired but the colours are still current and the embellishments are all still current.

For my downline I decorated larger White bags using the same Dashing Along Designer Series paper.  These ladies received the same chocolate slider and rocky road, but their jars of Body Scrub were larger.  They also received a selection of ribbon and embellishments all of which are current or will be when the Occasions Catalogue goes live.  I also filled an Acetate Card Box with a selection of Whisper White cards and envelopes which are available from Stampin’ Up! – Note cards, Memories and More, Narrow Note cards and 3″ x 3″ envelopes.   I decorated the Acetate Card Boxes by wrapping the box with Real Red card and attaching the same embellishment which I created for the Chocolate Slider.

I am feeling somewhat blessed today, reflecting on all the friends I have made through Stampin’ Up!.  I want to also thank each and every one who attended and gave me beautiful gifts and cards.  I so appreciate the time it takes to choose something that I will love.   I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and holiday season and look forward to catching up with all of you in the New Year.  Thank you so much.

Bye for now,


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. mary permalink
    December 3, 2018 9:38 am

    Hello Kris

    Thank you for a lovely day on Saturday, You went to so much trouble, with the gifts, lunch and a special thanks to Ron and the family for looking after us.

    I hope you are able to have some rest now Kris, you certainly deserve it.

    Take care and enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your family.

    Warm wishes



    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      December 3, 2018 12:15 pm

      Thanks Mary, I am so glad you had a lovely day.


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