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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Anniversary To Me!

With everything that has been going on since the fire, I completely forgot that August 21st was my 11 year Anniversary with Stampin' Up! Woohoo! It's hard to believe it's been that long. It's been FUN! So much has changed with the company and stamping in general- all for the better, of course!

Actually, the 21st was the Stamp Share with my upline Betty. Her birthday was the previous Friday, so I had sent an e-mail out to everyone saying we should all send her birthday cards. One of the ladies said we should have a surprise party for her at the Stamp Share, which is usually at our Building. So we had everything planned- who was bringing what, where we were going to park cars so she wouldn't see them and get suspicious, etc. We're very sneaky! Then we had the fire. On to Plan B! Betty had the Stamp Share at her house, so we brought everything and surprised her there. It worked! I was in charge of getting her gift, which was a gift card for a spa and a bottle of wine. Of course I had to stamp something to put it all together!
I started with a 4” x 11” piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and folded up the end to make the pocket. I used a 1” circle punch for the half circle and a 1 3/4” circle punch for the hole to go over the bottle. I scored 1/2” on both sides, cut away the sides on the top part and folded around the bottom parts to finish the pocket.
Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: lots of punches! 2 1/2” Circle, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle, 1 3/4” Circle (for the hole to go over the bottle- probably could have been smaller) ,1 3/8” Circle, 1 1/4” Circle, 1” Circle (for the half circle at the top of the pocket). And Sticky Strip.
This is the wine, in case you’re wondering what kind it is:

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