Last weekend I had my PAWS team meeting.  We covered some business topics, talked and shared about leadership, stamped some great projects, traded swaps and had a lot of fun!  I wanted to share some group pictures and our meeting Make&Takes.

Stephanie, Becky, Travice, Cindy, and Lisa

The girls here are working on a petal cone project using the new Petal Cone die from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  They had a choice of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight or Tangerine Tango for their box.  The sides were decorated with Designer Series paper and Pom-Pom trim.  This project idea actually came from a new site that I joined called the Paper Crafter’s Library.

You can fill the petal cones with candy or other small items.  Close up the top with some ribbon for this design.


Fran, Linda, Cindy, Cindy, Christine

In the other room the girls were working on a little card using the Take a Spin stamp set and spinner hands from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

This was a 3×3 birthday card and then has the extra scallop trim on the edge.  It will fit in our medium envelopes. Christine is holding her sample up.

The other end of the table is a card that Fran designed using a neat little punching technique to create a fancy frame.

Fran’s card uses a 3×3 inch square of card stock to start creating the border.  We did discover that you have to use the old style Eyelet border punch in order for this to work.  Center the Eyelet border punch on the center of each side of the square and punch – it leaves the four corners and a thin edge on the outside.  The new style border punch does not leave this edge.  Then punch all four sides again with the Scallop Trim border punch – this one is the new style.  It punches the fancy trim on all four edges that you see on the edges of this square.  The stamp set we used was Cute by the Inch for the center square.

Monika, Marie

Jenn also brought a Make&Take project along with a bunch of other Valentine treat ideas that she shared with everyone.  I forgot to take a picture of her other ideas but here is the little Tag Treat we made.

This little holder is cute for a table – I’ve used this idea before at the holidays and we put little mints, nuggets, or kisses in side the holder.  When I use them on a table they become place card holders and I just write names on them.



Here is Jenn showing off the other project that we made.  Name tags using the new Sew Suite Fabric and the Designer Fabric covered brads in the Stampin’ Up! mini catalog.  This idea was shared on stage at the Leadership conference and I thought it would make a great project for our meeting.

To make the tags I used the white card board that comes in the back of the Designer Series paper packs.  It was cut using the Two-Tags die and the Big Shot – this is the tag with the scallop circle at one end – it is covered by the flower in the picture.  The flower is three 1/2″ by 6″ pieces of fabric.  The pieces are folded over and a Fabric Covered brad is pushed through the center.  The flower is attached to a piece of matching card stock that was punched with the Scallop Circle punch.  Add the flower to the tag and write your name on the front.  On the back glue a pin back so that you can attach it to your shirt.  I used Crystal Effects for my sample and allowed it to dry overnight, but in the meeting we used a hot glue gun.  At the next meeting I hope that everyone will wear their name tag so that we know who they are!

That was a look at our meeting and our M&Ts.  Our next team meeting will be in March and I’ll be adding the information to my Stampin’ Connection PAWS group in February.  Contact me if you would like information about joining my team or if you are a demonstrator and would like information about coming to my meeting.

Have a great day!