Thank You Hostess Gift…

It doesn’t happen often, but this weekend I got to attend a Stampin’ Up! Class and did not have to prepare a dang thing!

Diane Eure answered a blanket email I sent out to demonstrators in my area…I think there were 18.  I introduced myself and asked if they would like to gather, meet and share.  My thought was we could support each other and share ideas…

I was so excited waiting to see the response.  Diane was the only one…but she was a good one!  That was over a year ago.

Since then we have traveled to a SU! event together in Atlanta and she has attended one of my classes to see how I handle them.  And one of my Hope Note events, too.

Now it was my turn to go to one of Diane’s monthly classes and meet some of her peeps.

Here is a little gift I made for her to thank her for the invite…


and the notecards inside…


She really seemed to like the gift and I was glad to be able to thank her.  It felt so relaxing to attend a class and just sit and follow instructions.  I’ll share the three masculine cards we made tomorrow.

Here’s some Stuff ‘N Digits for you on the bag (I’m pretty sure you can manage the cards.  I have some Washi Tape on the envelopes, too)


  • Paper:  Cardstock of your choice (I used Blackberry bliss here) and Designer Series Paper that coordinates (I used Bohemian)
  • Ink:  Whatever coordinates with your paper choice (I used Pool Party and Blackberry Bliss)
  • Stamps:  Your Perfect Day  and Alphabet
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: Ball and chain (box store), Itty Bitty Flower Punch, 1″ Scallop Circle Punch, Little Bow Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Teeney Silver Brads


  • DSP bag body is 12″ x 3 1/2″
  • Two cardstock strips 1/2″ x 12″ for trim around
  • Base is cardstock 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 1/2″ on all sides.  Cut one scoreline at each corner, burnish all scores and fold to make bag base.  I used glue dots to attach each corner
  • Handles are 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ scored in center.  Add sticky strip to within 1/2″ each end and fold leaving ends open to attach to bag.
  • Add sticky strip to inside bottom of DSP.  Start at center back of bag base and attach.
  • Add sticky strip to second 12″ piece and attach to top of bag.
  • Add handles with piercing tool and teeny brads.
  • Make your initial and add to handles with Ball ‘n Chain
  • Make your little bow and attach at side of base.

Was that easy or what?  Once you make one, you’ll be churning these little bags out easily.  Just get it cut out and follow one direction at a time.  It will all make sense then.

So if you’d like to have a party and invite your friends for a little stamping demonstration and some fun…call me and I’ll make you one of these cute hostess gift, too!

So glad you stopped by today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what we made at Diane’s class.

I know you will be disappointed to hear, we are in the middle of some severe thunderstorms and I cannot upload any images.  I’ll make up for it tomorrow, I promise!

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!