Saturday, December 6, 2014

Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 1 blog hop!  If you're already hopping, you've just come from Michelle's blog. If not, you can start here and hop all the way around the circle.

The Seasonal Expresions is a 38 page "Bonus catalog" that's available now thru March 31st.  It features 2 new paper packs, a whole bunch of fresh spring stamps and new hostess rewards exclusive items.

Tonight, I'm featuring the Hostess Exclusive stamp set "Variety of Thanks" that's only available during this catalog.  Not only is it exclusive, it's only available for FREE or only $6 of your Hostess Rewards Dollars!

I've been wanting a thank you stamp set for a bit and this one is perfect!  

I am part of a home school co-op where we meet together on Mondays for fun classes for the kids and mama time.  It's completely led by the parents and we have amazing classes because parents go above and beyond with their time and creativity for these classes.  We love to thank our hard working teacher moms with a gift at the end of the session.  (FYI these classes are above and beyond our home curriculum and not in place of it

We gave them personalized key chains/zipper pulls personalized with their first initial using the CTMH Base & Bling circle pendants and glass covers.  The background paper is our Teal glitter paper.  The zipper pulls were bought online from a wholesaler by my upline.  (I don't know the website)

These were so simple to make.  It took about 90 minutes for 3 of us to assemble & package THIRTY-TWO of these as gifts!  Pretty fast and economical too!  

Kristi punched 1" circles from our teal glitter paper.  I had already cut the initials from black paper.  I used Cricut Craft Room to make sure each letter would fit inside a 0.90" circle.  Most letters ended up being 0.80 inches.  Most letters were cut from the elegant Artbooking font.  A few letters were cut from Art Philosophy.  The T & G weren't easily recognizable in Artbooking.

Kristi & I assembled the base & bling.  We pressed the glittery circle into the round pendant, centered the letter, added a bit of liquid glass and the glass dome.  Lots of baby wipes were used.  

Libby stamped the Thank You in black ink and then punched out the image with a 2" circle punch and mounted it on the 2.5" fancy scalloped circle.  

Together we packaged them up without the zipper pulls.  Whoops!  Which is why I don't have a picture of the clip. Fortunately we weren't too far into the process.  

We used our cute little Designer Creations paper bags to package them up.   This sure beats cutting out 3 dozen cute boxes on the Cricut.  Economical, fast & adorable!  I used a standard 1/4" hole punch to punch two holes in the paper and a single in the tags.  18" of ribbon made a nice bow with this lightweight ribbon.  

The ribbon was from my stash.  

Here's most of the gifts ready to go.  We used the Lagoon, Ruby & Honey paper bags.  You can purchase them here.  

If you love this stamp set as much as I do, contact me on how to obtain it.  You can't buy it!  

That's all for now, please hop on over to Donna's blog to see her amazing project.