Good morning and happy Friday! It’s been a busy week here – catalogs getting mailed – Catalog Pre-Order – lots going on and I’ve felt like I’ve met myself coming and going! But…today???
Today is a GOOD DAY! Ms. Sonya comes back today!
Did you hear the choir of Angels singing?!? I sure did! I am so ready!
Finny is, too!! He’s missed his friend with the Bacon Bites! 😉
So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! In addition to the project – I gave everyone a sneak peek at my second Pre-Order from the new catalog and….the new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! 🙂
I made a fun little treat box using products that you’ll be able to get on 5 January in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini catalog and 2021 Sale-A-Bration Flyer! The box itself is a Love You Always Treat Box – and it’s very cool! I decorated it with Berry Blessing DSP – which will be bundled with the Berry Blessings stamp set and, as part of the 2021 Sale-A-Bration, will be available for FREE with a $100 purchase! I also used the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and bundled Strawberry Builder Punch. – these are in the Mini Catalog. Take a look-see:
I played along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!
The Love You Always Treat Box goes together pretty easy – once you see it! Do take a peek at the video and you’ll see how easy it is!
Before I assembled the box – I stamped the long side with the leaf outline image from Berry Blessings (this is the stamp set that’s bundled with the Berry Delightful DSP in the Sale-A-Bration flyer!) in Granny Apple Green. Tip – the boxes have a “food safe” side – it’s kind of shiny. The OTHER side – kind of matte – is the one you want on the OUTside of the box if you plan to stamp it. Ink doesn’t dry at all well on the shiny food-safe side. Ask me how I know?
Actually – don’t ask. Watch the video and you’ll see! 😉
I also covered the two short ends of the box and the two long edges of the “sleeve” with some Poppy Parade-matted Berry Delightful DSP before I assembled the box.
For the top of the box, I cut a second design of the Berry Delightful DSP and then laid a strip of the plaid pattern at an angle across it – adhering it with Liquid Glue. I trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer and matted the panel on Poppy Parade. Hint: it’s a lot easier to decorate the top of the sleeve/box if you slide the box back into the sleeve – that makes it a little sturdier!
I wrapped a length of Daffodil Delight 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around the diagonal DSP – securing it in back with Glue Dots. Then I popped the panel onto the top of the box/sleeve with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To make the strawberries, I stamped the outline image from Sweet Strawberry in Poppy Parade four times on a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock and cut them with the Strawberry Builder Punch. I folded two in half and adhered the “fold” to each of the remaining flat strawberries with Liquid Glue.
I stamped the strawberry hat leaf image from Sweet Strawberry three times in Granny Apple Green ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut them with the Strawberry Builder Punch. I used Liquid Glue to adhere two of them to the tops of my strawberries.
I made some leaves by stamping the image from Sweet Strawberry three times in Granny Apple Green onto Granny Apple Green cardstock and punched them out.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves and the two strawberries to the top of the box.
On a piece of Daffodil Delight, I stamped the strawberry again in stamped-off-once Poppy Parade. Then I added the Sweet Strawberry sentiment in Granny Apple Green. I punched it with the punch and added a little strawberry hat leaf with Liquid Glue. Then I adhered it with a couple of stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Et Voila! This Love You Always Treat Box is really cool, y’all – it’s about 2″ tall and 4″ long – so it’s got a little room for some goodies! If you do as I suggest and put the non-food-safe side on the inside – then you’ll want to wrap your food gifts if you use it for that! 🙂
I think the Sweet Strawberry bundle – from the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog is going to be a lot of fun – and it’s REALLY fun that it totally coordinates with the Berry Blessings Bundle from the 2021 Sale-a-Bration catalog!
I hope you like – and are starting to make your list!
I mailed catalogs on Wednesday so…if you’re expecting one from me, be watching your mailboxes this weekend or Monday! If you’re not sure if one is on the way to you – give me a holler!
HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: J4NNCNV7
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!
I’ve got an Online Host Club starting on 1 January (just in time for the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration!) and I’ve got openings. Whoo-hoo!!!
What is an Online Host Club? Glad you asked!
An Online Host Club lets you get some of the benefits of being a host – without doing any of the WORK of being a host! And – it helps you build your crafting tool chest a little at a time. While earning FREE goodies!
A club consists of three folks doing two consecutive three-month terms. Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.
Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example! As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!
What are the other bennies of a Host Club?
- At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
- Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months. Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
- You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders. Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift! (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!). You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
- During Sale-a-Bration – each of your host club orders will earn you AT LEAST one Level 1 ($50 level) Sale-A-Bration reward!
- You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are over FIFTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members. That’s around TWO HUNDRED FIFTY not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
- Access to my Weekly Zoom The Craftroom online Zoom Party – where you can come craft and chat with me and other customers! YEP – THIS IS NEW!!
- FREE catalogs during your membership term
- FREE shipping in your TWO Host Months
- A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
- At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term!
When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments. The launch of a new catalog and Sale-A-Bration is ALWAYS a great time to join a club!
Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!
If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Poppy Parade Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sleeve top); 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (x2 – mats for short ends of box); 1 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – mats for long edges of sleeve); Strawberry Builder Punch strawberries
Granny Apple Green: Strawberry Builder Punch leaves and strawberry tops
Daffodil Delight: Strawberry Builder Punch strawberry (sentiment)
Starwberry Blessings DSP: 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (box top); 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (diagonal strip on sleeve top); 1 1/4″ x 2 3/8″ (x2 – short ends of box); 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (x2 – long edges of sleeve);
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
On Thursday morning, it was in the low 30’s.
AKA – too stinkin’ cold for me!
I pull on my sweatshirt. Buckle up my Carhartt bibs. Wrap my shemagh twice around my neck. Tug my knitted cap (thanks Mom!) over my head and ears. Zip up my insulated hoody and pull up the hood. Pull on my gloves.
Say a sort-of-dirty word under my breath and head out.
Just chillin’ in the….chill! Love it, Mom – and no – I do NOT want to come in!!