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!