Retreat Pillow Gifts & Another Video Tutorial

Pampering and pillow gifts continued through out the retreat – Saturday morning everyone received their goodie bag, or in this case Berry Baskets filled with items for the weekend’s Make ‘n Takes. Since the new 2015 Catalog had not gone live yet this was a huge hit since it contained  some of the NEW 2015 In Color Dotted Dotted Lace Trim and Envelope Paper!

Blue Mountain Weekend with Jini and Anna Goodie Basket

Isn’t the Berry Basket Die (137366) cute? I cut it first using Always Artichoke card stock and then ran through the Designer Series Paper pieces for just the sides. The cute little coordinating bow was made using the Bow Builder Punch (137414) and another pattern from the Designer Series Paper Stack. Love this option for Designer Series Paper – our stacks make it easy to mix and match like this since they contain 4 of each pattern. And with the new 6×6 option you can do even more!

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And of course – here are some more of the little treats from the weekend.

Blue Moutain Weekend with Jini and Anna Candy holder Blue Mountain Weekend with Jini and Anna fry box

I love this little Hot Diggity Dot Stamp Set (134021/134024) and it’s sayings and of course, the fry box was filled with what else? Hugs and Kisses of course! The fry box was made with our NEW 2015 In Color Watermelon Wonder and the Fry Box Die (132966). If you want to learn how I made this, you can click HERE to see my video tutorial.

Blue Mountain Weekend with Jini and Anna petite purse

And the final project I’m sharing today had a little extra special something inside – Can you guess what it was?

Blue Mountain Weekend with Jini and Anna purse with scissors charm

The petite purse held a scissors charm using our Something Borrowed Embellishments from the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

Blue Mountain Weekend with Jini and Anna Sissors Charms

Now I know that these embellishments are retired at this point – but these scissor charms were so much fun to make I thought I’d share how I made them with you in my How to Make Scissors Charms Video Tutorial.

Easy right? And once you get started there are all kinds of combinations you can make. What fun I had designing these for our guests! Oops, I slipped in my tutorial and let the cat out of the bag – since I’ve made the blue scissor charms for my team members, the Blue Mountain Stampers and our retreat this coming weekend. Shhh…don’t tell them…LOL!

Here is a final picture of all the pillow gifts from the retreat.

Blue Mountain Weekend with Jini and Anna goodies for the weekend

Want to see the Make ‘n Takes everyone made on Saturday? Stop on by tomorrow when I’ll share the three projects with you.

And why not leave me a comment and let me know which pillow gift is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you.

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Cross My Heart Valentine Treat

Have you seen the Cross My Heart Stamp Set (item 126580 w or item 126582 cm) in the Spring Catalog? Crossword puzzles remind me of my stepfather, Paul, who use to sit and work his from the Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper every day. When he could he would encourage me to help him fill them out – I was an awful speller as a child so this took a lot effort on his part.

Well, the Cross My Heart Stamp Set is just, fun – and I wanted to share a 3d swap that I received during Leadership from fellow demo Judy Westcott.

Cross My Heart 3d

Judy used several items from our Spring Catalog along with our Petite Purse Die (item 125606) to make this Valentine treat. Isn’t it cute – and of course what can you put inside? Chocolate of course!


Stamp Set: Cross My Heart

Inks: Raspberry Ripple

Paper: More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Card Stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Petite Purse Die, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die, Full Heart Punch and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Halloween Petite Purse

I love the Petite Purse Die and really like its versatility, so when I saw this cute little punch art cat purse I couldn’t resist. Isn’t it just too stinking cute!

What a great treat for your Halloween trick or treaters! One of the best things about the Petite Purse Die is you can fill it with sooo many great little goodies – Quick hide the chocolate from my husband – He’s always saying he’s “safety testing” it!

I’m sorry to say I can’t tell you who make this darling Halloween treat since the swapper didn’t include her information.


Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, and Pretty in Pink card stock

Accessories: Big Shot and Petite Purse Die

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Petite Purse Die

I love making these little Petite Purses. They are such fun to make and when you put a little chocolate inside – what could be better.

The Petite Purse Die can be addicting – so watch out. If you missed getting this die during our April Summer Smooches promotion, don’t worry it will be available on June 1st!
Petite Purse Die  Supplies:

Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Petite Purse Die, 1″ Circle Punch, Bold Brights Buttons, Bakers Twine

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