Saturday, July 27, 2013

Modern Medley Bow

One of my favorite parts of my business with Stampin' Up! is the connections and relationships.
Today day was one of the many aspects of my business where I had an opportunity to meet, connect and craft with my Upline, Sisterline and more....
I drove the 95 miles to see my dear friend Susy Reno who celebrated her 25th Anniversary with Stampin' Up!  Connecting with some of the Demonstrators in the Antelope Valley was fun (hot but fun). 
THIS is what we created today... what do you think??
Using this PREVIEW of the Holiday Catalog Gift Bow Bigz L Die (#129977 - available after August 1st) in conjunction with the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (#126926) for a delightful, funky bow!!
OK so I like this die... but I love this paper. When Susy gave me the papers, a sample to mimic... I had to switch it up!!  (I detest being placed in a box, unless it's one I've created, lol.)
Using these pieces of Modern Medley I built it after cutting the edges of two of the tree bows.
BEFORE adhering it to the Kraft Gift Box  (#124106)that I'd tied closed with the 7/8" Natural Cotton Ribbon....
I had to make this bow different and more useful.
INSTEAD of adhering it to the box, I adhered ONE Side of the bow to ONE side of the bottom piece.
With such a great box to work with, it almost doesn't need a big bow....  but adding something fun can make the present extra special!!  (Did you know that we sell these great boxes, and more??  Including dies to make boxes, our Simply Scored Board to aide in scoring boxes and more!!)
Leaving the bottom with a FLAP... like you see above, you can re-use the bow by slipping it under the ribbon on this and other gifts or cards!!

I LOVE re-gifting items that are cool - our oldest daughter has inherited many a cooking item (we have so many cooking tools - lol).  Here a beautiful bow will now be like a cat - with multiple lives!!
Letting the flap fall open, simply slide it under the tied Natural Cotton Ribbon... and this is double tied for a WOW gift!!
What a fun twist on the usual bow.  This stunning paper is neutral enough to be used for many gifts, many people of varying ages and stages in life!!
So simple and fun... it is 'tops' in my book!  Slid right into my heart - bahahah, Ok so giggle at my silly humor, eh??
WHO would YOU gift this beautiful box to?
What would you place inside??
Leave me a comment and let me know!

Do YOU yearn for wonderful connections?
A family who love stamping and crafting like you??
Friends who join you in creating beautiful works of art??  Let's TALK!  RIGHT NOW Stampin' Up! has offered their AMAZING kit for only $99 ($125 in merchandise YOU pick for only $99!!), all the business paperwork you'd need anddddd BONUS Projects that will give you some fun projects to use right away!! (Available until Aug 31st!!)
With ME as Your Team Leader, you can be supported and cheered on while given business training that will encourage your success... so, let's talk!!  Join My Team and the FUN (I haven't regretted it and I've been doing this since 2006!).
Thanks for coming by!
I look forward to finding time to connect, craft and celebrate life with you!!  Come back, Pin, Share and Celebrate life with me, too!!

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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