I am wrapping up the rest of the cookie swap ideas from the meeting.  I hope you found something that you can use.  Later this month I’ll be having a Holiday Treats & Tags Class and we will be creating a couple of the ideas that I shared these last few weeks as part of that class.  The class will be on Dec. 17th – there are details on my calendar on my Stampin’ Up! website.

ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday – Oct. 19 – Dec. 16th – CLICK HERE.

Holiday Treats & Tags Class – Dec. 17th – RSVP by Dec. 15th. – CLICK HERE.

Here is the swap that Cindy G. made – she came to the meeting all the way from Tenn.  She was visiting Linda and it worked out for her to join us for the meeting.  And we may be going to see her right after Leadership for some stamping fun.

These are the cute little mini Lunch Sacks in the Holiday Mini catalog – the same ones that I used for my swap.  She used the Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel called Jolly Jingles – it is also in the Holiday Mini.  The top is tied with Night of Navy Taffeta Ribbon.

The snowflakes are cut from the Northern Frost Decorative Strip die for the Big Shot.  It cuts eight different snowflakes for you at once. The little stamped snowflake in Bashful Blue is from the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set that coordinates with the Bingo Card that I have been using for my Bingo game.

The last one is a cello bag filled with cookies and tied with a cute tag – this one was created by Marie – one of the new demonstrators on my team.  She used the Bells & Boughs stamp set and colored in her image with some festive holiday colors.  Layer on card stock – punch the whole and tie on with some hemp.

Marie used different colors of card stock for her different tags. It’s nice to see this stamp set used with different colors besides those that are shown in the Mini Catalog.

Did you know that what attracts you to certain stamp sets is often the colors that it is presented in when the examples are shown in the catalog?  Often times you won’t notice a stamp set because the samples are not in colors that appeal to you.  Then the following year it is shown in the catalog with colors that are all you and you see the set for the first time!  Interesting isn’t it?

Several people have been asking about how they can join the Bingo game.  Right now I am not taking any more names for Bingo.  I am going to take a break after we finish with Round 7 that is playing right now.  In the future I plan to play again but I don’t know when that will be just yet.  When I’m ready it will be announced on my blog – so I hope you will continue to visit until that time comes.

Here we go with Monika’s Blog Bingo.  This is Round 7!  The group is full and all the cards were emailed out Monday 11/29.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners and the players for this round.

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #3–the tulip emblem from the Charming stamp set (stamped in Concord Crush).