Flamingo Lingo SWAG Bag

Today’s post wraps up the coverage of my Luau Catalog Launch Party last Saturday and this project is a little “SWAG” bag that I gave to those who attended.  It was just a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone.

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I think everyone enjoyed the new 2014-2016 In Color cards for their color rings and stamps that were included.

These little SWAG bags were so easy to make since I started with our new Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift bags found on page 201 of the catalog. I simply stamped the flower image from the Flamingo Lingo stamp set onto the bag using my StazOn White Pad and then decorated.

Isn’t the little flamingo from the set precious? I stamped this little guy in Strawberry Slush so I could use our new yummy Thick Baker’s Twine.

Here is a close up of the little bag.

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I just love using our new Thick Baker’s Twine that comes in all of the 2013-2015 In Colors!

And here are the last of the pictures of my classroom that I took while it was set up for the Luau Catalog Launch Party.

This first one is of the Make ‘n Take table. Ready for my guests to stamp.

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Everyone had one of my little Beach Bag Post it Note Holders waiting for them. (You can see more about the Beach Bags HERE).

And here are a couple of the girls stamping their projects – we have such a good time together!

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And the classroom itself

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some close ups of the displays

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Project Life

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My Classes and Club options (click here to see more about my club option)

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My “Punch Bowl” – everyone could scoop to their hearts content.

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And last but not least – my Caring with Cards station  where everyone was able to make a card to be donated to the cause of their choice – Hospice birthdays, Ronald McDonald House, Operation Write Home, and Holiday for Heros. My goal this year is 100 cards for each group!

And of course the snack table

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along with a picture of the Tropical Cucumber Salad which seemed to be a hit. It’s also the recipe that I’ll be sharing with you today since several of you asked me for it. It swap super easy to make.

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Tropical Cucumber Salad

3 tsp. fish sauce

1 tsp. freshly grated lime zest, plus more for garnish

2 tbsp. lime juice

1 tbsp. canola oil

2 tsp. light brown sugar

1 tsp. rice vinegar

¼ tsp. crushed red pepper

1 medium English cucumber, cut into ¾” dice

1 avocado, cut into ¾” dice

1 mango, cut into ¾” dice

¼ c. chopped fresh cilantro

Whisk fish sauce to taste, lime zest, lime juice, oil, brown sugar, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl until combine. Add cucumber, avocado, mango, and cilantro. Gently toss to coat.

Cover and refrigerate up to one hour. Serve garnished with lime zest, if desired.


Stamp Set: Flamingo Lingo (134303/134306)

Inks: StazOn White Pad and refill (106960), Strawberry Slush (131178), Pear Pizzazz (131180), and Crushed Curry (131173)

Paper: Flowerpot Designer Series Paper (133698), Pear Pizzazz (131201), and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags (135503),  Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine (135637),  Mini Metalic Cothespins (133320), Petite Curly Label Punch (133519), Banner Punch (133519), and stapler

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