I recently had a retreat for my Stamper’s Club. A weekend getaway at a cabin in the north Georgia mountains. It is fun to spend time with our girlfriends – we can be there for each other, get away from what is going on at home and be creative at the same time. One of my favorite things is to make them little gifts that I can surprise them with throughout the weekend. I do this at all my retreat type events and its so fun. In fact in June I’m hosting a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Getaway weekend – so if you are close to or willing to travel to the North Georgia area for a weekend getaway let me know and I’ll get you the information.
Today I want to share the Popcorn Munchie treats I made for everyone. Well I didn’t make the popcorn – another friend of mine did that – she actually does this as her full time business and has a popcorn stand in the Atlanta area. I was able to get some bags of caramel corn from her and used them at my retreat.
It’s fun to take a store bought treat and give it a makeover with our Stampin’ Up! supplies. For these popcorn bags I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (its retiring) and pulled out the Real Red Striped paper and cut and scored some strips the width of my bags to make a topper.
I used the Ready To Pop stamp set and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to decorate my topper. I used Whisper White and Real Red card stock and some Real Red ink for the labels. I decided to add some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (it’s retiring) tied around and in a bow to finish it off. It was fairly quick – i used my stapler to staple the striped paper to the top of the bag and then covered that with my label.
By the way the Ready to Pop Bundle – which includes the stamp set and the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies is on the retiring list – it will save you 10% if you order now instead of later. They will both be in the new catalog but not as a bundle.
Did you know that? When Stampin’ Up! releases a new bundle it will be available for a limited time – the length of the catalog it was released in. Then if the items are still available after that they are no longer offered as a bundle. The catalogs are filled with bundles so be sure to look for those and save!
Thanks for popping in today! Ha Ha – get it? I’m really not funny at all – so when I think of something funny I have to point it out! And if you tell me a joke and I look at you funny it’s not you or your joke – it’s usually me – I normally just don’t get it – my family teases me about that all the time.