With each new catalog, I hold a Bingo event at a nearby cafe/bakery. We have a great time! Today I want to share with you all about our event.
Everyone went home with these goodies and some with more. We have a Seat Gift and Goody, Door Prizes, two Make & Takes, and of course, Bingo games (8 this time) with Stampin' Up! items from the January-June Mini Catalog. This time Bingo prizes ranged from $18 (Label Me Lovely Punch) all the way up to $70 (Botanical Prints Product Medley) by the end of the day. I give out great prizes!!!
Our Seat Gift was 1/4 pack of the beautiful Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper. Each package was decorated with a banner. I used the largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies for my Petal Pink shape. Stamp all over with the front with the script stamp from the Parisian Beauty stamp set, also in Petal Pink. Stamp the flowers from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in Basic Gray. I stamped from each top corner and up from the middle of the bottom. Add the Eiffel tower in Basic Gray. Cut that from the Parisian dies. The Parisian Beauty stamp set and the Parisian dies can be purchased as a bundle. Stamp a single flower and color with the Light and Dark Petal Pink Blends. Cut with the Cherry Blossom dies. The word friend is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. The Forever Blossoms stamp set and the Cherry Blossom dies can also be purchased as a bundle. Punch with the Classic Label Punch. Use about 3 inches of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding behind the flower. I will share a card that I made using this banner in a later post. I mean, we can't possibly just throw it away! This project certainly shows how Stampin' Up! products work so well together!
Now of course you are going to need a little chocolate when playing games. This is a small Hershey bar. I cut the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper to wrap around the candy bar. Measurements would vary according to size. I colored a 4 inch length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with a Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend. It's so easy to do. Next comes a heart of Flirty Flamingo cut using the Stitched Be Mine dies from the Annual Catalog. The flower bud is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. Color with the Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo and the Light Old Olive Blends. Cut out with the Cherry Blossom dies. So cute!
This was our first Make & Take of the day. I used the All Dressed Up dies to make this purse using the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. Believe it or not, this paper is a free Sale-a-Bration choice. The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and the Lily Pad dies are also free choices. Please ask me about it. I want to help you get free stuff. This project was featured on the 3D Thursday Designer page here. There is a downloadable tutorial for it on the site. You can click here. I think I have it set right. If there is a problem, please send me a message! My treat here is a Little Debbie cake. I split the two pack and used the 3 x 9 Printed Gusseted Cellophane Bags. I did cut 2 inches off the top. It's tied with a 8 inch length of the Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon.
Our second Make & Take used the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes from the Annual Catalog. Pull off the clear plastic that covers part of the box and put it together. Use a strip of 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 paper from the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. Begin on the top and finger fold this paper around the box. Adhere the paper to itself. That way it becomes a belly band and can easily be taken off. Wrap a piece of the Real Red Double Stitched Ribbon around the paper and adhere at the top of the box. Use the Heart Punch Pack to punch a scalloped heart of Flirty Flamingo and a designed heart from the From My Heart paper. Add all of these pieces with dimensionals. Next goes a 4 inch piece of the red ribbon folded over. The saying is from the Under My Umbrella stamp set. I used only the bottom line of the saying. Punch out with the Classic Label Punch and add with dimensionals. Don't forget to fill your box with something great first! I used Hershey kisses and a little bit of red shred.
I always forget to take pictures of my events. I did take a few at the beginning. Then no more. Here are some of my lovely ladies and one guy!
I enjoy my Bingo events so much. Most of the people that attend are also demonstrators, but we have a wonderful time together. Of course customers can and do attend. I'll have another with the next Annual Catalog.
Stamping is my business and I would love to help you if I can. Please let me know. Meanwhile a list of supplies is at the end of this post. You can also click on any highlighted product and go to my online store. Thanks so much. Don't forget that it's Sale-a-Bration time!