I got home from the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise late last night. We had such an amazing time and I’m already looking forward to the Greek Isles cruise next summer!! I was so excited when one of my team members, Mary Deatherage over at Stamps-n-Lingers.com earned the Alaskan cruise too so she got to join me for the fun! I sent her a little something when she earned the cruise, but I also brought a gift along for her to Alaska. I’m sharing the gift bag and tag that I made for her gift with you today.
As you read this, I’ll be on my way to a fun-filled day of stamping with friends before the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Atlanta! Can’t wait for two days full of stamping, laughs and NEW catalog peeks!! That’s right, we will get our hands on the upcoming 2018-19 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog!! Can’t wait to see it all and share with you just as soon as I am allowed!
But first, I always bring a little gift of some sort for the team members that attend the event with me. I’m sharing the gift bags that I made from the Painted With Love Speciality DSP and Myths & Magic Speciality DSP for my team members with you today…I won’t share what’s inside them since they won’t get them until late today/early tomorrow. 🙂
The Happy Stampers are doing a little blog hop today featuring items from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Be sure to stop by all of our blogs and leave a quick comment, we’re all offering some blog candy too!
I wanted to send a little something to my downline team members this week so I decided to create some cards and gift bags for them. Since I was creating several of each, I kept the designs fairly simple. I used the Beautiful Bunch and So Very Happy stamp sets for my cards and the Skinny Mini Alphabet and Another Thank You stamp sets for my gift bags.
Yesterday, I showed you a couple of gift bags that I made with Designer Series Paper. Today I’m going to show you how I made the bows.
I’ll start with the flower bow on the Gumball Green bag. I first saw these on Cathy Parlitsis’ website here. She has a video tutorial showing you how to put the flowers together too so you can watch that if you’ve got a few minutes. I made mine using a slightly different technique, this is how I made my flower: