Cupcakes and Crafts

On Saturday I was blessed to spend the day at Cindy's home where she hosted a special Valentines themed class called Cupcakes and Crafts.   Everyone who came had the opportunity to create three make and take projects and decorate their own box of Cindy's delicious homemade cupcakes.

Stamped With Aloha Valentine's Projects

Stamped With Aloha Valentine's Projects

Two of the projects were ones I had done earlier in the month but I created a new project especially for the kids who attended because it was something simple to create but useful too.

Simple Heart Shaped Book Markers

Simple Heart Shaped Book Markers

The new project was a simple "alternate" project for the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I created these simple heart shaped book markers and the best part is they didn't require any adhesive.  Since the stamp set had so many different sentiments, everyone got to choose the one they liked best.

Heart Shaped Book Marker

Heart Shaped Book Marker

This is how the book marker looks when you put it on the page of one of your favorite books.

January Paper Pumpkin alternate project

January Paper Pumpkin alternate project

Since I was using a Paper Pumpkin stamp set for the make and take I took some time so share about how Paper Pumpkin works.  There were lots of Mothers with children there so I shared how this is a great subscription to sign up for so that you can have a monthly creative escape together. I gave my Valentine banner to Cindy who put it on display and I showed everyone this SUPER simple alternative card that I created for my husband with the left over supplies that came in my January kit.

Creativity in the kitchen

Creativity in the kitchen

After stamping everyone got to head over to the table to make cupcakes.

Cute as a Cupcake

Cute as a Cupcake

It was so fun to see how creative everyone was with these sweet treats!  Each person got to make four different cupcakes and package them in a clear container. 

Sweet Valentine Treats

Sweet Valentine Treats

I then showed them how easy it was to convert the book marker into a belly band by attaching it to the top with a dimensional.   Isn't this presentation sweet?  It was so nice to have Mothers and Daughters like Karin and Aria pictured here who could set time aside to enjoy some creativity and fun together.

Cupcakes and Crafts was so much fun!

Cupcakes and Crafts was so much fun!

I am so thankful to Cindy and her daughters for hosting such a sweet afternoon of creativity and fun.  I think we might have to make this an annual Valentine's weekend tradition. 

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

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Bloomin' Love

February is here and love it in he air!  I am starting out the month on day one hosting a session of Bloomin' Love Bunco.  The end of January was unexpectedly hectic for me so I ended up not having time to prep for Bunco until the last minute which is something I try to avoid.  So, I was so grateful for my January Paper Pumpkin kit which allowed me to assemble this adorable banner just in time for my guests to arrive.

January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I LOVE how easy it was to assemble this months kit.  It took me about 15 minutes from start to finish.  This paper pumpkin kit came with everything I needed to complete an entire Valentines banner.  I copied the kit directions except instead of using glue dots to adhere the small flags between the hearts I used my mini stapler because it was faster.

January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

For my favor and Aloha prize I used products from our Bloomin' Love collection on pages 16 and 17 of our new Occasions Catalog.

Bloomin' Bunco favor and Aloha prize

Bloomin' Bunco favor and Aloha prize

The note pad is almost 12 inches long so there is plenty of space to write out your grocery list, "to do" list or better yet to mark down all the fun products on your wish list from our newest Stampin' Up! catalog!

Love Blossoms Long Note Pad

Love Blossoms Long Note Pad

I created the pad by taking a legal sized note pad and cutting it into thirds.  Most office supply stores have access to large cutters so cutting an entire package of pads can be done with ease.  I featured small pieces of our Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper on the front of the pad.  It's such cute paper so I wanted to feature as many different patterns as I could fit on the front of the long pad.

Valentine Hot Cocoa Favor

Valentine Hot Cocoa Favor

For the favor I filled our new Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags with a quarter cup of hot cocoa.  I added mini marshmallows and topped it off with red and pink sprinkles.  I added a bow and a cute tag made with the Bloomin' Love stamp set.

Bloomin' Love Tag

Bloomin' Love Tag

Here's a close up of the tag that features one of our cute little bow paper clips.  Aren't they sweet?

Kawehi and Zoe

Kawehi and Zoe

Speaking of sweet, I captured this precious moment of mother and daughter admiring today's favors and Aloha Prize.  Zoe's face is priceless and tells me she will really be hoping to be the recipient of today's Aloha prize. 

It makes me so happy to create projects that bring joy to others!  I also love gathering with friends where we can experience fun, laughter, joy and a whole lot of Bloomin' love!

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