Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cute Easter Basket

I've been going on and on about how much I love making cards and scrapbook pages using Stampin' Up! stuff. If you would like to try this fun hobby for yourself, a great way is to host a workshop. At a workshop you and your guests get to make at least two items. I demo a few things beforehand so you can see how stamping works. The cute little basket above is one of my demo items for March workshops. Hostesses get to keep all items I make during the demo. I adapted this little basket from an idea from Stampin' Up! and combined it with one I saw in the most recent issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine. It was obvious from the magazine photo that they had hand cut the holes for the ribbon but Stampin' Up! sells a neat little punch that punches both ribbon holes at once making this a very fast as well as adorable project.

All the materials for the basket are Stampin' Up! and many are from the Sale-a-bration catalog. During February and March, for every $50 a hostess or workshop guest spends, they get to choose one of the free stamp sets, the paper pack, or the ribbon bundle from the Sale-a-bration catalog. There are other special perks for hostesses this month as well as the regular stuff a hostess can earn.

If you live in NC foothills and would like to invite a few friends over for a fun evening, e-mail me at I can customize what I demo to your and your guests tastes.

My personal feelings about home parties is that people should come if the product interest them and only buy if they know they are going to get a good benefit from the products. It is my job to explain what Stampin' Up! offers but I'm definitely a low key salesperson. For me, it is all about crafting, creating and having fun.

Basket ingredients: Stamps: Dots and Punches from 2009 Sale-a-Bration
Ink: So Celery, Bashful Blue
Paper: Double sided pattern paper from 2009 Sale-a-Bration, So Celery Cardstock
Ribbon: So Celery from 2009 Sale-a-Bration ribbon bundle

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