Thursday, February 9, 2017

Adorable Goodie Bags

It's almost the 10th of the month which means if you are going to order Paper Pumpkin, now is the time!  Last month, we received a kit with 24 bags you could make.  While some people aren't 3D folks, I love a cute little package.  You can make a cute little bag and put a 25 cent chocolate in it and you still steal a person's heart!  I could not use these for my daughter's classroom since they cannot do candy this year but I can use them for my customers!

For this project, I wanted to tackle how to shut the bags.  The original sample has an adorable arrow (thus the Adoring Arrows name for the kit) but they keep the bag from closing.  So I found that if you wrapped a 5 x 3/4 piece of cardstock around the top and sealed with Tear and Tape, you get a much better closure.  I added a heart punched out from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and a little 1" circle in Whisper White as well.  I did change out the ink to Blushing Bride from my stash of inks because I wanted as soft of a look as I could get!  All other pieces, including the stamp set and thread, are from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.




Check out this video for how I put together this bag.  When I say Sticky Strip OVER AND OVER, I mean Tear and Tape.....



For those that sometimes waiver on Paper Pumpkin, I understand your dilemma.  When I look at the kits from the last 14 months, I love something about each one.  I haven't seen a stamp set that I haven't fallen for out of these kits.  The January kit had stamps for thank you, dear friends, adoring you, love, and to/from, plus the hearts.  Don't get locked into the sample from the kit - I'm here to offer you more ideas and the stamp sets can be used with anything you have!!!  The February kit will be cards.  I don't know whether you will like the sample or not but in a kit with card pieces, I promise something you can use!  Plus, you will get a card from me using the stamp set and a new layout for you to try in the mail!  Come back tomorrow to see the thank you note that went out to my January subscribers!

IT'S TIME TO SALE-A-BRATE!


It's time to Sale-a-Brate!  From 1/4 through 3/31, you will be able to select an exclusive Sale-a-Bration (SAB) offering for each $50 in merchandise you purchase in a transaction.  Check out the great offerings by clicking the catalog link to the right and stop by my Online Store to earn them today!

Please use hostess code F4UZMXAN when checking out!

If you are interested in hosting, you can earn an additional $25 in free merchandise with a party of $250 or more.  Contact me today if you want to bring the party to your place!

WHAT IS PAPER PUMPKIN?


They tell you to sell what you love and I love Paper Pumpkin.  It lets me show people that I am thinking of them while taking much needed time for myself to do something I love.  I'd love to see if it's the crafting solution for you as well! 

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdates to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!


During Sale-a-Bration, you can also purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription for only $55 and pick out a Sale-a-Bration offering of your choice!

JOIN MY TEAM

If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  During Sale-a-Bration, you can pick out any two stamp sets of your choice and add them to your kit for free!  With the 2017 Occasion catalog out now, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Contact me today for more information or sign up here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stacymccain/jointhefun

Have a craftastic day,
Stacy 

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