Today I actually have a non-Valentine's project to share. :-) This is a project that we made at my downline meeting this past month. I got the idea for this project from Heather Klump--a very talented stamper!
It uses several of the Sale-A-Bration items (ie FREE with a $50 purchase): the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, and the Madison Avenue stamp set. Note: these are the 3 items you receive for free (in addition to all the other awesome hostess benefits) when you host a workshop or place a $400 order during Sale-A-Bration. Yay!
It's quite easy to make this fun little favor box. I ran Island Indigo through the Big Shot with the Fancy Favor die to create the bottom of the box. That part is assembled as usual.
For the top of the box I used a 4" by 12" piece of the Designer Paper (so you can get 3 tops per 1 sheet of DSP) and ran it through the Big Shot again, but lined up so that you don't cut out the part that would become the tabs to make the bottom of the box. Then adhere along the edges to make a tube, pinch the top together, punch holes, and tie it closed. Here I used some of the Satiny Pool Party ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration pack.
For the tag, I stamped with Summer Starfruit onto the same color card stock and then cut out using the smallest flower in the Floral Frames Framelits set. I cut out a second flower in Pool Party to layer behind. The sentiment was stamped with the Essentials set and then cut out using the Bitty Banners Framelits. The Oval that creates the base of the tag was cut out using the Ovals Collection Framelits found in the Spring Catalog.
I also wanted to remind you that this is a great time to join the Stampin Up family! If purchase the starter kit during Sale-A-Bration, you get an extra 25% in Starter Kit products for FREE. So that means:
You choose $156 of any current Stampin Up products and pay only $99 (plus tax)! Awesome! You don't even have to pay shipping, which saves another 10%. :-)
By purchasing the starter kit, that means you join the Stampin' Up! family of demonstrators (and my team). From when you purchase the kit until June 30th, 2013 you get all the demonstrator benefits. But that doesn't mean you have any obligation to host parties, purchase anything further, or solicit orders from anyone. You literally can take advantage of this offer and walk away. There is no penalty to drop. However, if you do have $300 in sales or purchases between now and June 30th, then you renew your benefits for another 3 months.
Intrigued? So what are the benefits of being a demonstrator?
A few of my favorites are:
--an additional 10% off your first order of $150 or more during your first 45 days (on top of your 'normal' 20% discount)
--access to the Stampin' Connection website that has thousands of project ideas, forums, videos, etc.
--Stampin' Success (a bi-monthly magazine) full of ideas and tips
--the ability to attend demo-only events (convention, leadership, regionals)
And of course you can attend my downline meeting (every other month) and make cute projects like this one. :-) Or if you live far away, I send you the projects.
If you are curious and have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask me! I have loved my journey with Stampin Up and look forward to sharing it with you. This really is such a great deal that there's really NOT a reason to miss out on it! :-) Ready to go? You can learn more and/or sign up HERE.
Stamps: Madison Avenue, Essentials
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Accessories: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button pack, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Fancy Favor die, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Floral Frames Framelits, Big Shot