Hey there! It's Stampers Dozen Blog Hop time again! yay! This month our theme is "I Do!" and oh my goodness do we ever have some gorgeous projects for you! If you are already on the hop, you've just come from Laura Milligan's blog "I'd Rather "Bee" Stampin'!" I love her creations every month, don't you?
For my project today I actually CASED a project from page 14 of the New Annual Catalog. I can't show you the actual catalog picture until after the new catty goes live on June 2nd, but I can show you my version of their wedding favor:
This is SO CUTE and SO EASY! I used a combo of New Catalog Sneak Peek and current-but-carrying-over products to make these.
New Catalog Sneak Peek products used:
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701 $6.95
Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock: #133675 $6.95 (one of the 5 new In-Colors for 2014-16!)
Blackberry Bliss Classic Inkpad #133642 $5.95
Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon: #133668 $8.95 (10 yds)
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 $16.95 (flower punch from the pack)
Current Catalog Products(these products will also be in the New Catalog):
Label Love stamp set #130619 wood-mount $24.95 or #130622 clear-mount $17.95
Artisan Label punch #130920 $15.95
Cellophane Bags 1" x 8" #124134 $2.50 (50 per pkg)
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon #114319 $5.95
Pearls Basic Jewels #119247 $4.95
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 $3.95
I found the easiest way to fill the skinny little cello bags was to use a funnel inserted into the top of the bag. As the rice funneled in I squeezed the sides of the bag so the rice would fill evenly:
I used Long Grain Brown Rice for one bag and Black Rice for the other. The Black Rice is actually kind of a purple-y color which matched the Blackberry Bliss cardstock, ink , and ribbon perfectly!
These little bags can hold lots of fun things: M & M's, jelly beans, licorice sticks, pixie stix; anything that will slide into the 1" x 8" bag will work. One end of the bag has a little adhesive strip cover you remove, then fold down the flap to secure your goodies inside!
I had cut the points of the pennants with my Paper Snips. I cut up from the center of the end about 3/4", then cut into the top of the first cut from each corner. This is the easiest way to get perfectly even points almost every time!
I punched the hole for the ribbon with the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (which is retiring), but there is a NEW hand-held 1/4" Circle Punch coming in the New Catalog that will work even better. We've had this size of a circle hand-held punch before, but this one has an even LONGER reach than before! yay!
While several of today's products are not available to order until June 2nd, you can still shop HERE for current, retiring, Clearance, and Weekly Deals products!
Before I go, I just wanted to share a picture of our Stampers Dozen Blog Hop group. 10 of the 13 of us were on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip last week, so we scheduled a time to meet, swap, and take a group picture:
Front row l to r: Lee Conrey, Jodi Reinert, Judy Garza, Patty Chenail, and me!
Back row l to r: Stella MacKay, Laura Milligan, Janet Wakeland, France Martin, and BJ Peters.
The crazy "photobomber" in the back is Pam Morgan, a VP on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Team! Pam is a fun and beautiful person, inside and out!
That's all for now. Next you will want to hop over to Judy Garza's blog, Stampingwithjudyg to see what she has created for us!
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
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