On January 3, I hosted an Open House to showcase the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration items. About 20 people came and we had a blast. Everyone received a packet of catalogs along with a list of the new bundles, a Gum Balls reward form, a class schedule, a note about the BOGO sale coming up on January 24, and some other goodies.

Attendees could make a free card (see below,) sign up for classes and Stamp Club, see and touch the new products, have a snack, place an order, and laugh and have a good time. There was a prize drawing every hour for new products.

My team member, Judy Newsome, at far left, ran the Make & Take. Here she is with Geleta and Cindy.

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Here you can barely see Brian King at far left, who stopped by to help, with Tamara, Jessica, Judy, Geleta, Cindy, and Tamara II.

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Here’s Vicki with her card.

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My team member, Linda Krueger, on the left, helped me plan and set up the open house, and she helped customers at the event. Here she is with Rochelle, who is proudly showing off her Make & Take card – the first card she had ever made! 2016-01-03 13.00.41 There were displays of many of the new products with samples of cards and other projects made with them. Here are a few of them.

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A fellow demonstrator, Robbye Hamilton, came by to offer her support, and it just happened to be her birthday. I didn’t know that ahead of time, so we had to make do. Here she is with a chocolate petit four “birthday cake” as Brian looks on.

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Here is the Make & Take card from that day:

open house m&t aWe started with a Whisper White card base. We stamped the flower from the new Birthday Blooms stamp set in Blushing Bride directly onto the card base.

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Then we glued on a strip of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

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We stamped the sentiment in Rose Red onto Whisper White CS, then punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. We punched a piece of Blushing Bride card stock with the Scallop Oval Punch and glued the sentiment onto it. Then we attached it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The last touch was to place three Mint Macaron dots from the It’s My Party Enamel Dots. They are self-adhesive, and they really add a little somethin’ somethin’ to your projects. Here’s what we used. Click on the images to get your own!

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