My hostesses (July through November) were treated to a special day of sneak peaks, door prizes, and Make & Takes at my Hostess Appreciation that I had a week ago today. Of course, I was scrambling to get everything done in time (par for the course!), so I relied on inspiration from my good friend Dawn Olchefske. She created a similar trio of projects for her hostesses a year ago. These were the make and takes . . . a Christmas card, a gift bag made with the Fancy Favor Die, and a gift card holder. We used paper from the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper pack. My favorite were the postal ones . . . so cute! We also used the ornament paper and that was really cute, too.

Here are some button door prizes that I gave away. This idea came from our Stampin’ Connection Demo Website.

The Santa Bags were a last minute gift/door prize idea that I got from browsing LeAnn Greff’s blog. I made a bunch of these bags in about an hour! Just trim down lunch bags and decorate the front! I closed them up with a mini glue dot. Soooo easy and very festive!!
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Supplies for the M&T Trio:
Stamps: Contempo Christmas (WM 118734, CM 120594), Perfect Punches (WM 117022, CM 120516)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Riding Hood Red (111348), Old Olive (102277), Whisper White (100730), Letters from Santa DSP (122349)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Riding Hood Red (111836)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Fancy Favor Die (115965), Extended Cutting Pads (113478), Extended Premium Crease Pad (117630), Circles #2 Die (114526), Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824), Five Petal Flower Punch (119880), Decorative Label Punch (120907), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Ornament Punch (119847), 1 3/4″ Scallop circle Punch (119854), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (119861), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brad (116631), Crop-a-Dial to make hole for the ribbon (108362)
Accessories: Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon (124104), Early Espresso Bakers Twine (123124)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294)
Supplies for Button Prizes:
Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004)
Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Big Shot Machine (113439), Circle #2 Die (114526)
Accessories: Linen Thread (104199), 1×8″ Cello Bags (124134), Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons (125636)
Adhesives: Sticky Sheets circle of it cut with Big Shot Machine and Circle #2 Die it will secure your rosette (114300), Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Supplies for Santa Bags:
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Basic Black (121045), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Tools: 1″ Square Punch (124094), 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873)
Accessories: White Gel Pen (105021)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots to adhere the black square to the glimmer paper and to close the bag (103683)
Misc: Paper Lunch Bags
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