Stampin’ Up! Petal Cone & Kisses

These super cute fabric petal cones are full of fun decorated kisses!  I created these for a treat wrapper swap at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.


The little kisses are so much fun to decorate and really quick and easy!

  1. stamp images from the Itty Bitties stamp set (Spring Catalog)
  2. punch out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (I used the circle)
  3. punch out 3/4″ circles from coordinating designer paper
  4. add to the bottom of the chocolate kiss with a mini glue dot!
  5. cuteness!

I choose the Itty Bitties images to color coordinate with the fabric that I used for each Petal Cone holder.  I made them in various colors using the fabric from the Essentials Designer Fabric pack – Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Marina Mist.


Here are a few tips on how I made the fabric petal cones –

  • I cut pieces of each of the fabrics to fit the petal cone die – I think they were about 6″x6″ or maybe 5-1/2″
  • I cut pieces of felt to be the same size
  • I cut pieces of the Fabric Adhesive roll to be just a bit smaller
  • Using an iron follow the directions for the Fabric Adhesive and create a “sandwich” – one layer of fabric, the fabric adhesive, a piece of felt, another fabric adhesive, the second layer of fabric – for each one I used the same color in the two different patterns.
  • Now take the fabric sandwich and cut the Petal Cone shape using the Big Shot machine – it should be the cutting plate, the die, the fabric sandwich, another cutting plate.
  • Cut away the little tab on the side
  • If you want to sew – and yes these are sewn – first sew around the two scallops.
  • Next fold down one of the scallops – that is going to be your front – and stitch it down so that it stays folded over
  • Now fold the two petals together to create the cone shape and stitch up the side to close it.
  • If you don’t want to sew then just use a strip of fabric adhesive to adhere the sides closed.

petal-cone-flowerTo decorate the front I cut a flower from the scraps that were left after cutting the petal cone.  I used the small flower from the Fun Flowers Die.  I stitched it onto the pouch using Whisper White Baker’s Twine and added a coordinating button to the center.

If you haven’t noticed these are the same little pouches that I made for the paper snips that I gave my downline for Christmas.  So  once the kisses have been eaten this can be used to store your paper snips.
Thanks to Cindy for coming over with her sewing machine so I could get these all together before I went to Leadership.  I know for sure I need a new sewing machine.  Now to figure out which one to buy – if anyone has any thoughts let me know.


Paper Snip Pouches


These were the gifts I gave my downline for Christmas.  I think they all liked them.  They are pouches for a pair of paper snips – and yes I included the paper snips too!

Stephanie helped with the sewing – she is much better than I but I think I did figure out one problem – and that is my sewing machine.  I found the instruction book  for mine and it is copyright 1978!  Oh I think I might need a new sewing machine and then I might be better at it and enjoy it more.  I was working on some swaps for the Leadership conference this weekend and got so frustrated with the machine I had to call my friend Cindy for help.  She brought her machine over yesterday and I got done pretty quick.  Next thing to purchase is going to be a new sewing machine.

Anyway back to these little things – I used Stampin’ Up! fabric – different patterns as you can see.  For each pouch I cut two pieces of fabric and one thin piece of batting.  I used the fabric adhesive to adhere the batting in between the two pieces of fabric.  Then cut the whole thing with the petal cone die.  Then we sewed them up.


To decorate them I cut flowers with the coordinating fabric and sewed that on with a button in the center.  I also added shrinky dink monogram tags to the scissors but I didn’t get those in the picture.

I’m off to Florida today heading to the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.  I hope to have a few updates but they may be on my Facebook page instead of here on my blog – so check over there too.

Oh – one more thing – if you are interested in joining my team I just might have one more of these for the next person that signs up!  And coming later this month is Sale-A-Bration with a new Recruiting special – a great deal on the starter kit for you!  Contact me if you want to know more!

Have a great day!


Treat Wrapper Swaps

At my last PAWS team meeting we had a treat wrapper swap and I wanted to share all the cute ideas with you. Hopefully I remembered correctly who made all of these (I don’t have them with me to check). I’m in VA at my sister-in-laws house – we did some crafting yesterday and have plans to do more – I’ll share those ideas later.

Anne’s swap – reindeer treat cups – color the large pearl with a red sharpie for the red nose


Fran’s swap – a little purse made from the framelits – she showed us how to make these for one of our M&T projects

Joyce’s swap – Two Tags die Mr. & Mrs. snowman


Laree’s swap – hot cocoa pocket


Leishman’s Swap – Pillow Pocket pouch


Lisa’s swap – Hot cocoa pouch


Monika’s Swap – rolo snowmen with fabric hats and scarves


My snowman idea came from Cindee Wilkinson – I thought the ones she posted were so cute I wanted to make something similar.  The eyes are pearls and I colored mine by mashing them into my versamark ink pad so they got covered with ink then pouring black embossing powder over them – then I carefully heat set – and then I had black pearls. I did use our new Heat Tool which has a high and a low setting – I imagine if it was too hot you could melt or burn these pearls – so do it carefully.  I’m going to try some of our other colored embossing powders too.

I wanted a punched nose and was trying to figure out which punch to use – finally I realized the Mitten Punch was perfect – use the thumb for the nose – here is what it looks like when I punched it –

Then I used a Pumpkin Pie marker to add some lines like a real carrot would have.  Sponge the edges a bit too to add some dimension to it.  It was the perfect little carrot nose.

Our meetings are so much fun – I enjoying getting together with everyone – my downline, my adopted downline and all my sidelines.  Come join my team and join the fun!  Join today and take advantage of the Online Extravaganza specials and the ONE DAY only Doorbusters – you could really build a deal of starter kit – plus you still get the free st of Ink Pads too!  Join today by visiting my website and then you can take advantage of all the added demonstrator discounts for the rest of the week.  If you have questions send me an email – I’ll be checking throughout the day!

And here is a picture of most of the group that was at the meeting – Joyce is missing and I’m missing (I was behind the camera).

Happy Shopping!  My website is – join their and shop their.

Operation Stars & Stripes

I wanted to share with you today about an organization that I have recently learned about.  It’s called Operation Stars & Stripes and a  friend of mine is the President.   And they are going to turn this – 60 packs of the 99cent Stampin’ Up! Fabric.

Into this – Stockings for the troops –

But they need more fabric!  They are out of fabric again, and still need about 4000 more stockings made for the holidays.  If anyone else wants to donate clearance rack fabric, we are happy to provide them with a receipt for tax purposes.  You can send it to this address:

Operation Stars & Stripes, Inc.

2146 Roswell Road NE

Suite 108-101

Marietta, GA 30062

Here is some information:

At Operation Stars & Stripes, Inc., our dedicated volunteers have been busy sewing stockings year round to prepare for our 12th annual, Operation Holiday Stockings Campaign.  Thousands of stockings will be filled with highly-requested items and seasonal treats and sent to our service members overseas for the holiday season.  Many of the troops decorate their otherwise austere living quarters with the beautiful handmade stockings and often bring them home to reuse year after year or give to their children.  We were thrilled to learn about Stampin’ Up’s clearance rack fabric and know the troops will enjoy the lovely patterns offered by Stampin’ Up.  There are many ways to use your creative talents to support the troops at little to no cost to you.  If you are interested, please contact us at or  We would love to speak with you about ways you may enjoy becoming involved to support our heroes and their families.

Operation Stars & Stripes, Inc. is a 501(c )(3), not-for-profit organization that supports America’s military and their families at home and abroad. They were founded in May of 2001 and are based out of Marietta, Georgia.

Thanks for visiting today.  It’s a day to remember…..


Georgia Sales Tax Holiday, 99cent fabric and product shares

I’m going to combine several things in this post – I have two product shares, there is a special on some of the SU fabric, and in Georgia we have a sales tax holiday 8/10 & 8/11.  So read on….

Product Shares

With the start of the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog I am going to do two product shares – a ribbon share and a paper share – I’ll plan to place orders for these on Aug. 19th.  Once I received the orders I’ll divide the items, package them up and have them ready for pick up at my house or send them out in the mail to you.  The ribbon share will be groups of 5 and the paper share will be groups of 8.  It’s a great way to get a little bit of each and see what you like before buying more.  So here are the details:

 Holiday Ribbon Share

The share will include the following items from the 2012 Holiday Catalog:

3-1/2” Scalloped Tulle Ribbon – 2 yards of each color – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green

¼” Sweater Trim – 2 yards of each color – Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White

7/8” Stampable Cotton Ribbon – 2 yards Natural

½” Striped Satin Black/Gray Ribbon – 2 yards

Designer Ribbon Slides – 3 pieces

Handmade Holiday Stitched Felt ornament – 1 piece

Share price $17 to pick up at my house

$19 to mail it to yours

Holiday Paper Share

The share will include the following items from the 2012 Holiday Catalog:

Candlelight Designer Series Paper – 6”x6” piece of 5 double sided designs and 1 flocked

Core’dinations Card Stock – three 6”x6” pieces of each color – Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green

Snow Festival Designer Series Paper – 6”x6” piece of 6 double sided designs

Snow Festival Designer Printed tags – 1 each of 5 designs

Champagne Glimmer Paper – 6”x6” piece

Festival of Prints Designer Series paper Stack – 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” piece of 12 double-sided designs

Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper – 6”x6” piece of 6 double sided designs

Orchard Harvest Designer Series paper – 6”x6” piece of 6 double sided designs

Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit – 1 set (note card, envelope, twine, paper buttons)

Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit – 1 set (glassine bag, tags, twine, googly eyes)

Noel Notes Simply Sent Kit – 1 set (die cut card and liner, envelope and liner, ribbon)

Share price $17 to pick up at my house

$19 to mail it to yours

If you would like to be a part of one or both of these shares please let me know and get me your payment by Aug. 19th.  Thanks!

99cent fabric

Stampin’ Up! Fabric – while supplies last you can get the following fabric packs for only 99¢.

Let me know if you would like to order any of these items.

Georgia Sales Tax Holiday

Some of our Stampin’ Up! items qualify for the holiday.  I will place an order on Saturday August 11 around 9:00 pm for any orders that I receive between now and then.  So email me ( if you would like to order any of the items listed below.   Here are the details.

The state of Georgia is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $20.00 per item from August 10-11. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free. Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional city, jurisdiction, or county taxes.
The following items are tax-exempt during the Georgia sales tax holiday:





2-Way Glue Pen



Snail® Adhesive



Snail Refill



Sticky Strip



Stampin’ Dimensionals®



Mini Glue Dots



Paper Snips



Craft & Rubber Scissors



Watercolor Pencils



uni-ball Signo® Gel Pen



Blender Pens



Stampin’ Write® Markers



Subtles (10)



Regals (10)



Brights (10)



Neutrals (10)



Multipurpose Liquid Glue



Anywhere Glue Sticks



2011-2013 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers



Silver Stampin’ Dazzle Marker



Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker


Let me know what you need.  Have a great day!

More Convention Display Boards

Here are some more display boards from Convention.  I hope you see something that inspires you.

International Bazaar Display board


Storytime Display Board




Summer Smooches Display Board



World Spectacular display board

Be of Good Cheer display board


Fabrics & Trims display board

Have fun the rest of your weekend.