Close up of the Santa's Belt Box Close up of the Poinsetta Box
Close up showing the front side of the tags
Close up of the back side of the tags
I'm doing a class tomorrow afternoon where a we'll be making a tag box and gift tags like the ones in the pictures above. They will make great gifts! Each box contains 24 tags (6 each of 4 designs) that are 3 layers of cardstock- stamped image on the front, colored cardstock for the middle layer, and then a slightly smaller layer of either white or vanilla on the back with "to: from:" stamped on it- and a gold or silver cord. They are packaged in a gift box that has a divider to keep the 4 designs separate, a clear slide-on cover, and a matching "belt" to hold everything together.
I have a Stamp-A-Stack scheduled for this Saturday (the 21st), but I'm going to change it to a "Holiday Gift Packaging" class. We're going to make a box of gift tags similar to the ones pictured above, as well as a few other ways to give some small gifts. Cost will be $20 and the class will be 12:30-3:30. Please sign up by Thursday the 19th so I can have enough supplies ready for everyone. Thanks! Hope to see you on Saturday!
Stamping Tip of the Week:
Did you notice the holes on the top strip of a Stampin’ Up! order form? They make a great template for perfectly spaced brads, eyelets, etc.
3 of our puppies graduated for Hearing & Service Dogs of MN yesterday! Brinks & Viggo are both service dogs and Izzy is a Hearing Dog. They are all from our Sydne's 1st litter, as is Vern, who graduated this spring and is an Autism Assist Dog. We are so proud!
These pictures are from backstage, before the actual ceremony. We had about an hour to spend with the dogs. We had Izzy until she was about 9 months old- she was Chase's dog. She definitely remembered us, but didn't have as big of a reaction to seeing us again as we thought she might. She's still a petite little girl, but so well behaved! And cute! It was fun seeing her next to her brothers, who we haven't seen since they were 8 weeks old. Viggo is tall and lean and looks very athletic, while everything about Brinks is just big! We saw a little bit of Sydne in all of them and they even have some of her little behaviors!
It is so amazing to see the dogs with their clients and hear about what a difference they make in their lives. It makes all the hard work that goes into raising the puppies worthwhile! We are honored that we can part of the process!
Congratulations to everyone who graduated yesterday! We wish you the best!
If you are interested in finding out more about Hearing & Service Dogs of MN, please go to their website: www.hsdm.org.