When I go to the Stampin’ Up! Convention I like to have a little treat for my long distance friends that I get to see. I’m not really wanting to swap anything but I want to give them something sweet to let them know I am so happy to see them in person. Or it might be something I give to someone I’ve met for the first time – a new friend. I give them not only to demonstrators but also the Stampin’ Up! staff those that I have come to know over the years and those that I’m meeting for the first time.
If I’m making a lot it needs to be quick but still cute. Each year I do something different and it normally involves candy. Years ago it was common to cover the little round York Peppermint patties but they changed their packaging and it is no longer round but I did find another mint patty company that still has the round foil wrapped mints so that is what I went with this year.
I used the Crazy About You stamp set for this little treat. I stamped the flower in the new Delightful Dijon and punched it out with my Scallop Circle punch. Punched out another Delightful Dijon Scalloped circle for the back. I’ve been saving all my 1/4″ strips that I cut off when prepping card layers so I pulled out a stack of those and stamped them with HELLO. I punched them first with the Word Window punch (I could have stopped with that) and then with the Triple Banner Punch to flag the end.
Punch a hole in the end of the tag and the front of the flower and put them together with a tiny Silver Brad. Then glue the pieces to each side of the mint. I made a whole punch and carried them with me around convention. It was fun to give people a sweet little treat.
Here are a few photos of me with some of the Stampin’ Up! staff.
Lunch with with concept artists, with Bonnie Farley at the Roaring 20s party, with Shannon West, with Pam Morgan near the Paper Pumpkin booth, and also Brandi Barnard, with Donna Griffith in her training class, twinning with Brian Pilling and with Sara Douglas. I know I’ll get to see Brandi in Newport Beach next month but I’m not sure about any of the others.
Stampin’ Up! people are the best! I love them all.
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