Luau Graduation Bucket of Goodies

Yippie, got my camera back last night from my hubbie so now I can share with you this cute little project I made for my daughter’s friends using the Floral Frames Framelits! I had so much fun coming up with the poem for this little Luau Graduation Bucket of Goodies. Here is my group shot of the buckets.

Luau Graduation Bucket

Originally I saw this idea on Pinterest using a 2 liter soda bottle. So when I found these little buckets at my local store I figured maybe they might be able to do something with them afterwards. And even better my daughter wouldn’t float away after having to drink all that soda, (since I needed about 8 bottles and that meant a lot of soda!)

Luau Graduation Bucket Tag and Poem

I originally made this card as one of my Luau graduation party invitation samples. It was cute and Kaitlin really liked it, but she loved the Luau Punch Art card even more. So I thought this would be a great way to attach the poem and keep in the luau theme of the party.

I used the Floral and Ovals Collection Framelits to create the flowers. For the center of the flowers I used the Creped Filter Paper (item 129393) from the Spring Catalog. First I punched the Creped Filter Paper using the 7/8” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches (item 129404/127811) then I spritzed them with Pool Party and my Stampin’ Sprizer and attached the layered flower with a brad. For the guys I just used brads for the center.

Here is what the poem on inside of the card said. I typed it up in My Digital Studio, printed it out, and used one of the smaller Oval Collection Framelits to cut it.

Way to Go, You ROCK,

After completing MOUNDS of homework, being a band NERD,

and PIECEing together all of your knowledge.

You’re RED HOT and have finally hit PAYDAY: graduation!

As you STRIDE off to college and into your future,

Remember you’re no DUMDUM, so don’t listen to any SNICKERS,

because you’re one HOT TAMALE and on your way to making a 100 GRAND.

Hope your summer is CRAZY fun and doesn’t go too FAST.

Congratulations on your graduation SMARTIE!

Your future will SPARKLE


Isn’t that cute? It was a hit with the guys and gals after all what kid doesn’t like candy, right? I did add some gum and small fireworks along with the candy (Stride, Crazy,  and Sparkle.)


Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Whisper White

Accessories: Floral Frames Collection (item 127012) and Ovals Collection Framelits (item 129381), Creped Filter Paper (item 129393), and 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads (item 122940), 7/8” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches (item 129404/127811)

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2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live Today!

2013-2014 Catalog Cover

Now that I’ve shared my project with you I wanted to make sure I told you about some basic business information that I know you’ll want to be aware of – After all there is a lot going on today. Make sure you read all the way to the end so you don’t miss any of the exciting details.

Let’s start with the

2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Today the catalog goes live at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (My Online Store will be down from Midnight until 2 p.m. today.)

And for the first time ever

You can order from both the 2012-2013 Catalog at the same time you can order from the 2013-2014 Catalog!

  • The 2013-2014 Catalog goes live at noon (MT) on May 31st                              (that’s 2 p.m. Eastern Time)
  • The 2012-2013 Catalog ends at Midnight (MT) on Monday, June 3rd
  • The 2013 Spring Catalog ends on Friday, May 31st at midnight (MT).

Don’t have your copy yet? That’s ok you can see the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog online.

2013-2014 Catalog (flash)

2013-2014 Catalog (PDF- big file)

Just a couple of Updates from Stampin’ Up!

  • The Bracket Stamp personalized name stamp with 5 lines (item 131138) will not be available in time for the May 31 catalog launch, but it will be available soon. However, the other versions of Bracket Stamp, with 1-4 lines, will be available to order.
  • Carryover Holiday Stamp Sets (These sets are not in the catalog but still available to purchase)
    • Evergreen Stamp Set (item 127970/127973)
    • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (item 128030/128033)
    • Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set (item 128042/128045)
    • More Merry Messages Stamp Set (126400/126402)
    • Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (item 128048/128051)
    • Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (127922/127925)
  • Retired Lists
  • Accessories List PDF (available while supplies last)
  • Stamps List PDF

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

grab your greetings imageSale 25% Off select greeting stamp sets – Yippie!

Dates: May 31st – thru June 30th

Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Mystery Hostess Code

When you place your order with me using my Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R will be good through Friday, June 7th. The number of hostesses will depend on the total sales since I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

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If you don’t want to worry about all the details you’re welcome to call me or email me your order and I’ll be happy to place it for you as soon as the system comes up.

It’s up to you, and of course I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have anytime, just call or email me.

*Please remember that if you are ordering $150 or more yourself that you will earn your own Hostess Benefits and do not want to use this hostess code.

**fine print orders placed during the Mystery Hostess Drawing using this code do not qualify for my 50/50 Board.

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