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Christmas Blessings Treat Box

Christmas Box

An old-fashioned snowflake and a simple rub-on make this treat box a joy to give during the holidays. Even better? Simply switch out the tag to give perfectly packaged treats all year long!

Are you looking for a way to quickly disguise a treat or gift but want something a bit different than the standard gift bag? Then you'll want to try our new treat boxes. You can use them as they are or dress them up with a ribbon and tag. The neutral colors work well with any color.  Only $3.95 for 5 great gift boxes.

■ Die-cut, coated, heavyweight card stock
■ Exterior printed in Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip
■ 5 boxes per package
■ Dimensions: flat: 12-1/4" x 7"; folded: 7.03" x 11.75" and 2-3/8" wide at the base

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Cottage Wall Card Holder & Note Card Class


Don't miss this class using Stampin' Up!'s new Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.  This class is only *$20 and includes all materials to complete a great card holder, 5 different note cards with envelopes and a handout with directions & pictures so you can easily make another when you get home.  This is a perfect gift for, the not so long away, holiday gift giving time. 

  • DATE: Thursday, September 3 
  • TIME: 6:30 PM
  • PLACE:  My Stampin' Spot

* $5.00 off for 2009 500 Club Members

Email me at to reserve your spot in the class.  Space limited so don't delay!


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Gift for Stampin' Friend

I was sooo.... excited when stampin' demo friend Sue Hyer emailed and said she was going to be in MN and wanted to drop by for a quick visit.  Sue lives in the state of VA and we meet on cruise several years ago.  Cruise friends are very special as you get to spend quality time together year after year.  She tried to visit last year in April when she was in MN visiting family, but can you believe we had a snow storm and she wasn't able to make it to my house.  I told her that I think August would be safe we haven't had any significant snow fall in August!  

It has been a hectic summer and with only a few hours before her arrival I thought I don't have a gift.  I knew what ever it was it would have to be quick and easy.  So I decided to make her a Top Note photo album to remember her trip to MN. 

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Back copy

For complete details and list of supplies click here

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Stampin' Up! Autumn Days

I think we are going to go from Spring to Autumn without any Summer.  Summer to me is 90 degrees or above, well at least above 80.  Most of you know I love "hot" and have not had enough of that yet.  Autumn is just around the corner as fast as time goes so I am going to share one of my favorite stamp sets for the upcoming season. 

Autumn Days Stamp Set

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Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: More Mustard Classic ink pad, Ruby Red Classic ink pad, Soft Suede Classic ink pad, Elegant Eggplant Classic ink pad

Accessories: Soft Suede 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 Swap!

Convention_08_rdax_215x192 Today is the start the Stampin' Up! 2009 Convention. This years theme is Inspire - Create - Share.  Each year, Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the US and Canada gather for three days of education, celebration, and motivation. Convention always includes time to swap cards, attend business classes and new-product demonstrations, participate in Make & Takes, and enjoy time with the best stampers in the world!

Each year my biggest challenge is to come up with a swap that I think other demo's would enjoying receiving.  Since I am always making them at the last minute, I have to make sure I have enough supplies on hand.  And every year I say "next year I am going to plan ahead and make them a month before!" ya right.  This year I out did myself I finished the day before I left not last minute for me this year (smiling)!

As you read this I will be moving through the crowd above swapping cards with other demo's.  I will share some of them with you when I get home.  For now I thought I would share the swaps I made this year. 

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Stamp Set: Cheep Talk

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence

Designer Series Paper Cottage Wall

Ink: Old Olive Classic Ink Pad, Rich Razzle Berry Classic Ink Pad

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, Striped Old Olive 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Finial Press Textured Impressions Die  

Well now I am going to go enjoy the next three days of fun! Be sure and check back next week, when I share some fun convention highlights!

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July Workshop

Too many cool things in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.  I am sure glad I have an entire year to order from this one!  I know, I know I always say this is the best one, but it is so true!  Here are the cards we made at the July Workshops.

July WS 1 copy

Stamp Set: For all You Do
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Textured Melon Mambo and Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede Classic ink pad and Crushed Curry
Accessories: 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Gold Brads, Melon Mambo 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, Elegant Bouquet Texturz Impressions Die

July WS 2 copy

Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle
Cardstock: Soft Suede and Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede Classic ink pad
Accessories: Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Hi Embosslits Die  

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