July 26, 2014

Convention Gift for my Upline!

Good morning readers! I am heading home tonight on the red-eye flight from our vacation that started at convention in Salt Lake City Utah, to Las Vegas and ended in the Grand Canyon area in Arizona. Our trip has been outstanding but I am now ready to come home after being gone for almost two weeks. Plus my two kitty cats are probably a little upset with us for leaving them for so long even if we had someone taking care of them for us.

It is customary to give out little gifts to your Upline and Downline when attending convention. I did not have any of my own downline attending but my Upline Stella was there and I was able to actually meet her in person. Although convention is now overwith, this is what I gave her for a gift:

I wasn't sure where I was headed when I started planning, my first project was to create the gift bag and I flew full speed ahead once I finished the bag:

This gift bag is made by using 2 pieces of 12" x 12" designer paper. I have a step-by-step tutorial HERE. I used the coordinating punch and stamp on all of my projects and will list all the supplies at the bottom of my post.

For Project #2, I showed you how to make this Six-Sided Envelope Punch Board Hexagon Box HERE. I made another one just like it but decorated the front differently. I added Lifesaver's Mints inside the box:

And Stella loves Starbucks coffee so I made a little Gift Card Holder for Project 3 and added a Starbucks gift card inside. I found the pattern on Pinterest by Di Barnes. The Gusseted Gift Card Holder is made using the Envelope Punch Board also:

I added Velcro to the underside of the flap to keep it closed:

Project 4 utilized my eCutter to cut a box made to hold 5 nugget chocolates inside:

My eCutter even cut the little strips to wrap around the chocolate, now neat is that!

Of course I had to include a coordinating card for Project 5:

Love those flowers and punch!

And for my final Project 6, I altered a wooden sign I found at Hobby Lobby:

The sentiment I used is one of my favorites so far from our new catalog. I even added ribbon to the wooden sign. The sign did not have a hanger in the back so I glued a piece of coordinating ribbon in case Stella wants to hang it up or it would look great just sitting on a shelf:

I had to stop myself once I got started as I was running out of time and needed to get other things ready for convention. This was so much fun to coordinate as a package!

These are all the supplies I used for all 6 projects (I hope I got them all):
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!