The Little Things

One of my favorite new products in our Holiday Catalog is our Pizza Boxes.  These cute little boxes are simple to put together.  They are very sturdy, lined with a plastic coating and are the perfect size to hold our 3 x 3 envelopes, in case you want to create mini gift cards to put inside.

For my September Inspiration Night, I designed 4 boxes for various occasions and packaged them all in a cute tall cello bag.  

All of these pizza boxes were created using a stamp set called, The Little Things.  This stamp set has everything you need to create adorable projects for many different occasions.   The images are the perfect size for the box tops of the pizza boxes too!

Here are the ones I designed for this gathering.

Extra Special Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Extra Special Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pizza Box one was made as an "All Occasion" box.  You can use this to wrap a birthday or graduation gift or just to make a quick thank you gift for a friend.  Inside you could put little cards, some gold wrapped candy,  a gift certificate or a small gift.

Halloween is coming soon, so that makes this next Pizza Box one that you could be creating now.  It is very "Spookylicious" and the perfect little package to hold some candy corn or favorite candy of your choice.  Since so many popular candies are packaged in orange and black wrappers this month it would be easy to find something that would be a perfect match for this treat box.

Haloween Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Haloween Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This box also has one of our new black rhinestones on the back of the little spider.  Just that tiny added touch makes this box sparkle.   This is an extra special treat for those of us gals like myself who love to add jewels to our projects.  Looks like Terry is a fan jewels too!

Terry at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Terry at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Speaking of sparkling, the next box we made did just that because I used red glimmer paper to make some tiny heart embellishments.  When you need to make a lot of little hearts our Mini Treat Bag Framelit has just the right piece to create mini hearts and stars in a flash!  

These little hearts were adhered to a glossy white heart that I stamped using the "Sweets for my Sweet" stamp from The Little Things stamp set.

Valentine Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Valentine Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I thought the ladies might find it challenging stamping red ink on glossy paper but everyone did a great job.  The secret is having a steady hand and allowing the ink a few minutes to dry.

Zeny and Verilyn at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Zeny and Verilyn at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Did you notice that most of these boxes also used a square or circle of card stock that was run through the Big Shot with our Stitched Shapes Framelits.  That little added stitching adds the perfect touch to make these box tops look complete.

Christmas is coming so our final box was created to store some December Deliciousness.  There are so many options for this adorable box.

Christmas Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Christmas Pizza Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

You could fill it with candy canes, peppermint bark, gingerbread cookies or even better yet how about some sparkly jewelry?  I think that counts as December Deliciousness too, don't you?

When all the boxes were complete I had everyone make this tiny tag. 

The Little Things Tag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The Little Things Tag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The boxes were then stacked back to back and placed inside a tall cello bag.

Stampin' Up! Pizza Boxes - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Stampin' Up! Pizza Boxes - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This cute little tower was tied together with one of our new Black and White striped ribbons that is super cute!

Stampin' Up! Pizza Boxes - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Stampin' Up! Pizza Boxes - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Everyone who came seemed really anxious to make this project.  Even though there were chairs, I noticed everyone at this table was stamping standing up!

SWA Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

SWA Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

It was fun to make new friends and get reacquainted with those we hadn't seen in a while.  I really enjoy these fun nights with these wonderful ladies.

Julie and Sandy at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Julie and Sandy at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Speaking of wonderful ladies, we were all blessed when Roxanne shared the watercolor technique that she used to create her Magical Mermaid card.  

Roxannes Mermaid Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Roxannes Mermaid Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Roxanne used an aqua painter and dropped ink and let it blend together for the background of this card.  After the ink dried she ran the card stock through the Big Shot with the Ruffled textured Impressions folder.  I love how that folder made the colorful water look like waves.  This card is really detailed and beautiful.  Here's a closer look.

Magical Mermaid Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Magical Mermaid Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Since we swap cards at Bunco now, I was blessed to receive one of these beautiful cards from Roxanne.  

In addition to all the fun we had at Inspiration Night, we also enjoyed a delicious dinner cooked by Chef Craig.  Craig makes the most wonderful dishes and his chicken dish tonight was a hit.   Craig was telling us that his chicken only required three ingredients.  Since so many asked for the recipe, I thought I'd post it here for all to enjoy!

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Craig's Ono-licious Panko Chicken

Ingredients:

Boneless skinless chicken thighs

Halms BBQ sauce

Panko

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Dip chicken in the BBQ sauce

Coat both sides with the Panko

Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil

Bake for 20 minutes.

I am glad we had such a great time of not only sharing creativity but also inspiration for our kitchen too.  I'm sure many of us will try and recreate Craig's chicken especially during the busy holiday season.

Maile and Barbara at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Maile and Barbara at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Well, I hope you enjoyed a peek into our September Inspiration Night.  These gatherings always make me happy because I love these ladies so much.  They are such good people, so positive to be around and they make me laugh.  Especially this "sweet" and "innocent" lady named Ann below!

Ann at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Ann at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Our next Inspiration Night is going to be a Holiday Shoebox swap where we will also make a Holiday Card Organizer.  That's coming up soon at the start of next month!

I can't believe that Christmas is almost here.  I am glad that we now carry these awesome pizza boxes because I know that they will come in handy this Holiday Season.  I look forward to finding many creative ways to use them.

I hope you will try and recreate some Pizza Box Treats of your own.  Whether you make them for party favors or even just to make one to give to a friend they are sure to be a fun way to let someone know you care.

It may seem like a small gesture but I think sometimes we forget that taking the time to do "The Little Things" can really make a difference in the lives of others!

Cookie Cutter Clips

This past weekend was the Hawaii Women Expo.  My group Stamped With Aloha had a booth there again this year.   Our goals for this event was to promote a Cookie Cutter Christmas Class, to share about the Paper Pumpkin BOGO special offer, to demonstrate our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog and to raise money for the Hawaii Food Bank by selling hand stamped cards.

Zeny and Cindy at the Expo - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Zeny and Cindy at the Expo - www.stampedwithaloha.com

For our live demonstrations we all chose something in the catalog that we loved the most.

 I chose to demonstrate my favorite Holiday Catalog Bundle which just happens to be Cookie Cutter Christmas.  I shared how simple it was to create mini clips that could be easily converted to gift tags, magnets or toppers for a gift bag or party favor.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Clips - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Clips - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Each of these are created with a base of 1  3/4 x 2  3/4 of colored card stock and then layered with a    1  1/2 x 2  1/2 piece of Whisper White card stock.  After adhering the Cookie Cutter image I turned each card over and applied a wooden clothepin to the middle with mini glue dots.  For these on this board I also attached a magnet strip.

My favorite of these clips of course is the hula girl.  She is so sweet and something that I will be able to use on projects far beyond the Holiday season.  It was fun to see the reaction to all the actual hula dancers who stopped by the booth at the Expo and admired this cute little punch art hula girl.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Hula Girl - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Hula Girl - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I also had a sample that featured how cute this little clip would be on the top of a cello candy bag.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Candy Topper - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Candy Topper - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Here is what the back looks like.  

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In addition to showing these fun Christmas samples I also had a board to display some samples I made with the Cookie Cutter Halloween set which is equally adorable.

Cookie Cutter Halloween Clips - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Halloween Clips - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The event was a success due to the fact that I have such a fabulous group of stampin' sisters who worked so hard to put everything together.  

In this photo below Eve is pointing to our display that features the Paper Pumpkin BOGO offer.  Did you know that  if you are a first time subscriber and you go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com to join before October 10, you can subscribe and get your second month FREE?   Just be sure to indicate me as your demonstrator when you join.

Paper Pumpkin is an awesome subscription that comes in the mail monthly complete with projects that are all planned out for you to assemble, all you need is adhesive.  A subscription makes a great gift for a friend or even for yourself.  This is also great as an activity for kids who love to craft or for people who like to craft but have limited time and are looking for an organized creative escape!  These kits also work great for friends, relatives to have an excuse to get together and create!  They make for a great Mom and Me activitity too.

Eve at the Expo - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Eve at the Expo - www.stampedwithaloha.com

We sure had a great time at the expo.  Over the three days we sold over 70 cards, shared our passion for creativity, inspired people with our live demonstrations and made many new friends.

Lorene and Michelle at the Expo - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Lorene and Michelle at the Expo - www.stampedwithaloha.com

There were also lots of hugs for all our friends old and new who came to visit us over the three days we were there.

Stampin' Sisters - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Stampin' Sisters - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I loved this experience.  I love working with these amazing women and hope and pray that all the new friends they met over the weekend will soon be joining one of their stampin' events in the near future.

Speaking of stampin' events, one of the classes we promoted is the Cookie Cutter Christmas class.  This class is being offered all over the island starting this weekend.  I will be hosting this class in my home this Saturday, September 17th at 10am.  Here are the projects.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Class - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Class - www.stampedwithaloha.com

It's not to late to sign up.  Class is $10 or FREE if you order the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle from me.  If you'd like to attend please let me know asap.  

Here are the locations you can attend this class from members of my Stamped With Aloha Ohana.

September 17th at 10am in Kapolei, at my house with me

September 17th at 11am in Hawaii Kai with Zeny.

September 17th at 12pm in Haleiwa with Elisa.

September 17th at 2pm in Waipahu with Michelle.

September 24th at 9am in Honolulu with Lorene

September 25th at 2pm in Honolulu with Eve.

If you need more information on this class with me or with any of my group members, be sure to contact me right away.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing some simple ideas for the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.  I'm sure this will be the first of many posts I will share about this bundle because it truly is my favorite.

The best part about these Cookies is that they are Extra Sweet but Zero in Calories!  Those are the very best kind so I plan on making and sharing plenty!!!

 

 

 

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Cookie Cutter Christmas

Aloha Everyone, it's ALOHA Friday and a great day to head on over to the Hawaii Women Expo that begins at 3pm today.  This is the 14th annual expo and I've been privileged to have had a booth there for the past several years with my group Stamped With Aloha.   

This year we will be doing live demonstrations, selling cards to raise funds for the Hawaii Food Bank and promoting a special class that we will all be holding later this month at various locations across the island.  We are also looking for hostesses who want to have this class in the comfort of their own home with their friends and family.

The class is called Cookie Cutter Christmas and here are the projects.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Class - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Class - www.stampedwithaloha.com

There are three projects we will be making at this $10 class.  A box, a card and a tag.  If you host this class you will also receive a completed treat bag filled with something sweet.  Everyone who attends the class and places an order will also receive the treat bag and template as a bonus project for ordering.  If you bring a friend to the class you can choose a prize from a basket of goodies.  And finally,  If you pre-order the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle then the class is FREE and you will receive all four projects and the template!.   

Let's take a closer look at these oh so cute projects!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card features the adorable Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper.  I loved this particular sheet of DSP for this card because it pictured cookie images.  I used silver foil paper to resemble a baking sheet and the greeting couldn't be sweeter, celebrating the joy of friendship that is extra special during the holiday season.

Heartfelt Reindeer Tag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Heartfelt Reindeer Tag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Next up is this adorable Reindeer Tag.  Isn't she sweet.  The happy reindeer is peeking over a Real Red Sweetheart punched heart.  The striped background DSP also comes from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper pack.  This tag is hung by a piece of Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine that has a little shimmer in it.  It's very pretty and perfect for the holidays.

Happy Santa Candy Cane Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Happy Santa Candy Cane Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The next project features one of our new white treat boxes that come with a clear sleeve that makes decorating it oh so simple.  This will be a great box to use during the upcoming Holiday season to wrap gifts and treats.

Candy Cane Lane Treat Bag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Candy Cane Lane Treat Bag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The bonus project which is exclusively for hostesses or those placing an order is a special treat bag made out of a 6 x 6 piece of Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper.  Remember the template for this project will be available to all who attend.

Want to check out these projects in person and meet the demonstrators that will be hosting this class all over the island this month?  Stop by our Stamped With Aloha Booth and the Hawaii Women Expo this weekend.  All the details are listed here on this flyer.

www.stampedwithaloha.com

It's going to be a fun weekend.  I hope you'll stop by and say hello.  I'll be there Friday from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

Have a happy and blessed weekend and I hope to see you at the EXPO!

 

Source: www,stampedwithaloha.com