Friday, July 02, 2010

Happy July 4th!

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Happy 4th of July weekend! Can you believe the year is half over?

Yesterday was the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, which is always a great day!  I have my stack of these precious books all coil bound for my stamp club members, ready to distribute at our first club meetings this month.  ( I do have a few openings in my clubs, let me know if you want to be spoiled while acquiring your own personal SU! stash!)  Smiley from

I love the first of July!  The transition month for SU! products is all over and the new IB&C is live and filled with great new product that I *must* have!  I hope you feel the same way.  I have plenty of the new books, so if you would like one, please let me know pronto!

My big project at work this week has been our annual benefit statements.  You may get these at your place of work too, but I prepare a statement for each employee to show what the benefit package actually adds to their total compensation.  You know, those hidden costs of workers comp insurance, employer costs on the various group insurance benefits, those kind of things.  Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make a thank you card for me to slip the statement into...since we are thanking them for their hard work...and then they can actually use the card later if they like.  This is a great project to use up lots of my retired cardstock, so this is what I made.

These fit into the business size #10 envelopes.  This is a great size to make since the envelopes are so easy to find!  I have received positive feedback already.  This was fun to do, although making 100 is challenging for sure. 

I also wanted to share one of the June monthly club projects, which I said I would do earlier in the week, and promptly forgot! Smiley from

This project is a tea light candle holder which would be great for parties or weddings, and soooo easy to do!  I got regular aluminum flashing from my local hardware store, cut pieces to fit the Folded Flowers Big Shot die and there you go!  Each flower is cut and scored, ready for you to fold the leaves and glue the layers together.  Some club members even added texture by running the individual flowers through the Big Shot again using an embossing folder.  Very cool!

Well, I have to get ready for work...yes, I must report in today...but I do have Monday off...and the weather this weekend is going to be I hope to do some fun stuff!  Have a great holiday and be safe!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh I can hardly wait for my class on MONDAY!!!!!!!!!! WooHoo! New catalog!!!!!

    Neat idea with the cards!

    See you Monday!!!!