Sneak peek hostess notebook

Debra Burgin 110625 NotebookI love my hostesses!  Saturday was the first time I’ve thrown a hostess appreciation event, and it was a great time.  I was so happy with the turnout — but I hope next year even more attend!  If you are a club hostess or have a home or personal workshop, you’re invited!  The last Saturday of June is when I’m anticipating next year’s open house.  Plan ahead!

How’s this for a practical hostess gift?  I made a similar one when I attended Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Nashville last January.  The design is based on a card featured in June’s edition of Stampin’ Success, our demonstrator magazine.  It uses some of the very fun Designer Series Paper from the new catalog called Just Add Cake.  It was one of the products demonstrators were allowed to pre-order on June 1.  So I did!

Inside is a 5″ x 6¾” pad of paper hot-glued to the back.  I had the pads cut down at my local copy shop — just $1 for 24!  I adhered a complementary piece of DSP over the top of the pad.

(Just a heads up:  The holder is one of the Clear Mount Stamp Cases (#119105).  If you’re thinking of this project for yourself — or a great gift! — be aware that price of this set of four cases will increase with the new catalog, up one dollar to $5.95.  There’s likely to be increased demand for the cases since SU! will be offering the materials to convert wood-mount sets to clear-mount.)

Stamps:  Pennant Parade*, Just Perfect Alphabet (p. 162)

Paper:  Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Ink:  Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Baja Breeze

Other:  3/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches, 1¼” Square Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die,Scallop Squares Duo Die, So 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Daffodil Delight)**

*new catalog sneak peek!
**retiring June 30

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