Stampin’ Up! Getaway Celebration Party

Yesterday I had my Stampin’ Up! Getaway Celebration Party.  What a fun afternoon it was!  I wanted to have a celebration party for everyone as a Thank You for helping me earn my first incentive trip.  Today I thought I would show you the decorations and things for the party.

First I made a bunch of paper flowers – using the idea from page 70 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog.  My color palette came from the colors in the Patio Party Designer Series paper.  I arranged the flowers in mason jars that were filled with beans and then tied some of the matching ribbon around the mouth of the jar.

I baked little mini cupcakes and made cream cheese frosting – yum!  I used My Digital Studio and the template from the Patio Party Collection DVD.  I printed out the little flag banners for my cupcake picks – I just replaced the “Happy Birthday” with “Thank You”.  I printed it at home on Whisper White card stock – I cut them and scored in half then glued to the top of a tooth pick.

I also cut strips of the Patio Party Designer Series paper and then punched out butterflies from the card stock left from the flowers.  I wrapped the water bottles and glued the butterflies to the front.  They were really cute.

I also made cookies using the Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps from convention.  I made lots of Thank You cookies which everyone used to make a project and then I had all the others out on a plate.  I used the Sugared Shortbread cookie recipe that comes with the cookies stamps.  By the way most everyone that I have showed these too is surprised out how big these are.  In the catalog they seem smaller. They are 2-3/4″ diameter – so it makes a large cookie not a small one.

I also made an Almond Chicken Cheese Ball which is a favorite for everyone.  The recipe makes two large cheese balls and we finished the first one and made it half way through the second one.  I’d say everyone loved it.  And many people asked for the recipe.  I had actually posted it on my blog a long time ago – here is the post.

Here is a picture of all my food –

I had some little parfaits – yogurt, brownie bites and raspberries.  And finally I made corn dip – here is the recipe for that:


2 cans (15 oz) Fiesta Corn, drained

1 can (4 oz) Chopped Green chilis (I don’t always use the whole can)

10 oz. pkg shredded cheddar cheese

8 oz. sour cream

1/2 cup mayo

1 Tbs Cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or less)

1 1/2 Tbs Chilli powder

Mix & chill overnight.

Serve with Tostito or Frito scoops.

Yum.  Yum.

I know I had a fun afternoon and I’m glad so many people were able to make it.  I’ll share the projects we made on another day.


9 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Getaway Celebration Party

  1. Hi Monika,
    Thanks so much for your daily projects and inspiration. I see in the first picture that you made those flowers from the catalog, and I’d like to know what you used to make the flower…I looked all through the catalog when I saw them in there, and I just couldn’t figure out what they used.
    Thanks in advance,

    • I used the middle die on the Floral Frames Framelits. Score between every two petals – fold in half and in half. Then cut out ONE petal and glue the remaining petal to the back of the next one to make the flower. I will try to create a video – I hope to get a couple done this weekend. We shall see.

    • I used a biscuit cutter to cut around it after I stamped the cookie. I’m not sure what size it is – it is a set of 3 biscuit cutters – the smallest one just fits around the stamp images, but you can use the large ones too. i guess biscuit cutters come in a standard size.

  2. Monika, what recipe did you use for your cookies. I bought the cookie presses at convention for my downline. All of the cookies sort of flattened out when baked. The words sort of “faded” into the cookie. So I am looking for a recipe which will hold the shape of the cookie presses. Thanks in advance, Eddie Meyer,

    • I replied to you in an email but thought I would reply here too in case others have the same question. I used the sugared shortbread recipe that came with the cookie stamps. I did add more flour – I live where it is more humid and needed that to keep the dough from being sticky.

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