Monday, January 12, 2015

Hostess Appreciation Party


Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend! Yesterday was my appreciation party for all my hostesses, and we had a wonderful time!  We ate and laughed (a lot):


played games (they were challenging!):


and we stamped!  Here’s a quick peek at the projects we made:

A Valentine note card using the Stacked with Love DSP and Chalkboard Paper:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Valentine Card Stacked with Love Stampin Up

The hearts are from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack; the “xoxo” is from the Circle Card Thinlit.  The inside used the sentiment and heart from Pictogram Punches stamped in Craft White ink and Real Red ink, and accented with the Chalk pen:


The next project was a Tiny Treat Box, which is 2” square, and covered with the cool Adventure Bound DSP (and filled it with Tootsie Rolls!!!!) :

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Tiny Treat Box Adventure Bound Stampin Up

We made a little tag for it using a sentiment from Something to Say and the heart from Epic Alphabet:


Finally, a fun little project using an envelope, some snazzy Best Year Ever DSP from the SAB catalog and the You Brighten My Day SAB stamp set:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Envelope Basket You Brighten My Day Stampin Up

I snagged this idea from Dawn Griffith, but for the life of me, I can’t find the post…anyway, you seal an envelope, adhere some DSP to the front, then use the Note Tag punch to punch out the corners one and a half times, leaving a “handle”.  Then we stamped a tag with the You Brighten My Day set and attached it to the front:


and then we put some shreddie inside and put a few kisses in there too!  This is easy enough for children to do….we’ll see if Cassidy will want to make one!

Some of the hostesses participated in a gift exchange, and I was really wowed by the projects they made!  Here’s a few of them:

A note holder made with an adding machine roll, wood and DSP:


A wooden box covered beautifully and filled with lots of stampin’ card candy!


Two little stamped paint cans in a beautifully decorated gift bag and filled with candy!


Some fun owl cards:


A VERY cool 3D card:


and a cool box using the Top Note die, filled with candy!!!


And last, but not least, an elephant made from the Curvy Keepsake die:


Check out the back side!!!  SO cute!


Thanks for hanging in there as I shared so much!  Enjoy your day!


  1. Wow you have some talented hostesses! Love the projects!

  2. I'm so glad to hear that you all had fun yesterday. I love the projects you ended up doing - great job LeAnne:) I love that "XO" card.
    What great exchange gifts made and rec'd during the exchange too.
    Have a great week.

  3. Looks like you girls had a GREAT time!! That little elephant box is just too cute!

  4. What FUN! I love all the projects, looks like an awesome time!


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