I needed a quick and easy thank you card today. Do you recognize the polka dot paper? Yep, it’s “Halloween” paper called Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper. January 4 is the last day you can order this paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.
Here’s the inside. “You’re the best” and the flower are from the stamp set Watercolor Words.
I hope my friend and upline, Ann, is excited when this thank you card arrives in the mail.
Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December; we are thankful you stopped by. This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! products that should be on everyone’s wish list. We hope you enjoy our creations.
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Steve’s Famous Fudge!
I’ve told you before that my husband, Steve, is the “Second best fudge maker” in the State of Iowa according to the Iowa State Fair. (Our family and friends know he’s actually #1!) Anyway, at Christmas time his fudge making goes into high gear. Every year I come up with a new way to package the fudge. This year the boxes are smaller. Now that Steve has lost a lot of weight, he feels like he should be handing out fudge in smaller quantities. 🙂
This first box is my “rustic” fudge box. I love the wooden Snowflake Elements.
Here’s the “fancy” fudge box. I wasn’t sure if I could use the Silver Glimmer Paper with the Bow Builder punch, but it worked great!
I used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to make my “snowflake” fudge box.
Which fudge box is your favorite?
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Are you ever in the situation where it’s time to go to an event and at the last minute you think, “I should bring a hostess gift!” Well, I find myself in that situation all the time. My go to stamp set for last minute emergencies is Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Thank You. In this case, I was visiting a friend with a broken ankle and it happened to be her birthday. I went to Trader Joe’s and got her French Vanilla Ice Cream (best ice cream ever!), Midnight Moo Chocolate Syrup and 50% Less Salt Peanuts. There are two important things I need to mention here. First of all, the Trader Joe’s clerk asked me what I was doing that day and I told her about my friend and that I was taking the ice cream etc. to for her broken ankle. Well, the clerk got a reusable Trader Joe’s bag for me to use as a “gift bag” and ran and picked out some flowers for me to take to her also. ( The bag and flowers were free!) Trader Joe’s is an awesome store! Second important thing is a note to my friends and family: If I break an ankle or other body part, please bring me the ice cream, chocolate syrup and peanuts pictured above. 🙂
Anyway now that the broken ankle was covered, I thought I really should bring her a little something for her birthday. Since other people had also probably been bringing meals and maybe even ice cream, I thought she might need some thank you notes to send. I spent the next few minutes whipping up 5 cards and envelopes.
Not to be outdone by the cute Trader Joe’s bag, I came up with a cute Berry Basket to present my cards.
Broken ankle gift- check
Birthday gift- check
It was time to go visit my friend and she loved both gifts. When you need a last minute gift, make sure you have Watercolor Thank You on hand. It’s saved me more than once, HERE’S another easy gift I made with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Thank You.
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