Saturday was my annual Open House and New Catalog Launch Party. It is also a customer and downline appreciation event and retired stamp sale all rolled into one big party. I work for several weeks getting ready for it and never seem to get all that I want done. And I never get enough photos. It just gets so busy once people start coming that I don't have time to take pictures. Next year I am going to have to try to assign that job to someone.
There were these wrapped gifts and everyone got to pick one. There was Stampin' Up product in each package. The giant flowers were such fun. I found the directions with a great video by Erica Cerwin on her blog, www.pinkbuckaroo.com.
Each guests received one of these new catalog goodie bags which contained a wish list, a bookmark with the new In Colors, a highlighter (I use this to mark what I own), Post It tabs to mark what they want, some chocolates wrapped with In Color DSP, and the cute sucker wrapped in a decorated holder made using the envelope punch board. I found video instructions for this also on Erica Cerwin's blog.
When I first saw the Swirly Bird Stamp Set I didn't really care for it. But after seeing so many great ideas I changed my mind quickly and CASED and stamped some sample cards. It has now become a favorite.
And the other Make and Take card using the new Detailed Floral Thinlit. Stampin' Up suggests using the Precision Plate for this intricate die however I found it works using the dryer sheet/wax paper sandwich.