Oct 27 2010

Day of Gratitude

I know, I know…bad blogger!  I haven't posted since Saturday!  My customers know that I've had company for a week…and then was at our semi-annual scrapbook retreat over four days of the weekend!  Yes…four days of indulging in my stamping addiction!  I did get a lot done…100 Christmas cards are almost done, just need one piece cut out and glued on (TV time).  Several projects for Create with Connie and Mary are done for the next couple weeks…you won't want to miss them!  (It's not too late to join if you aren't a member!)  The time goes by SO fast, though!  We had a GREAT time and now I can't wait for March and the next one!  My poor girlfriends had to travel home in the terrible weather we had yesterday, though…I know Linda's flight was delayed a couple hours. 


So…here is a project that I made up for our Stamping Festival Stamp Camp a few weeks ago!  I love the quality of the Mini Lunch Sacks that are in the Holiday Mini and paired it up with Day of Gratitude stamps, some apple cider, caramels and a cute little thank you note.  Who wouldn't like getting this little gift?  Everything tucks easily inside the little Mini Lunch Sack.


I cut a piece of Autumn Spice DSP and added the Early Espresso Dotted Ribbon Punch piece along one edge for a scallop.  I stamped Gratitude greeting from Stampin' Up!'s Day of Gratitude on Very Vanilla and punched with the Decorative Label Punch and sponged along the edges with Early Espresso.  I popped it up on front of the DSP with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stamped one leaf in Cajun Craze and cut out and stamped the same leaf on the 3×3 note in Cajun Craze.  The other leaf was stamped in More Mustard and cut out.  Both cut out leaves were tucked behind the greeting.  Thank You on the note is in the same Day of Gratitude set and stamped with Early Espresso.


When you place the cider inside, you do need to fold the top of the packet down.  Then I folded the Mini Lunch Sack to the front, punched two holes with the Crop-a-Dile and tied with 1 1/4 Early Espresso Striped Ribbon (LOVE that ribbon!) and a Cinnamon Stick on front for a cute little accent and added spice for the cider!  A quick and easy little project!


Well…I have a BIG day of prep work to do for classes the next couple days!  I was hoping to get that done over the past weekend, but the time just went by SO fast!  Hmmm, wonder if we could stay for a WEEK next time!  lol!


 If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Mary site yet, now is the time to do it!  We feature new Holiday Mini products every week.  There is a new project posted every day and there will be an average of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. NEW is a project sheet for every project not having a tutorial!  We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done, so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Mary!


3 People have left comments on this post

Oct 27, 2010 - 07:10:59
Jill Hillard said:

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this.  Im going to RUN to the store so I can make these too!  

Oct 27, 2010 - 11:10:07
Cathy Dawe said:

Connie… This is absolutely an adorable little gift idea. Your work in awesome, and I CASE quite a bit of it.   Thanks for sharing. 

Oct 28, 2010 - 03:10:20
Connie Smith said:

Love those bags…but where do you find those caramels!! Yummy!!!