Hello Friends! Tina here, with another “Passport Pals” guest post on Frenchie’s blog!  I’ve just moved from New Brunswick, Canada to Nova Scotia and all of my stamps are still in boxes! I’m missing them, I can tell you!  So until I get them unpacked to create with again, I’ve got a fun project to share with you that I made a few weeks ago…

Each year I have a big “Hostess Appreciation Dinner” for all my club members and workshop hostesses – this is my way of showing them how grateful I am for the patronage and loyalty.  These ladies mean the world to me so I look forward to spoiling them at this special event.  This year’s Hostess Appreciation Dinner was held a couple of weeks ago and approx. 40 women were able to make it. We had a BLAST!  As always, I make them a home cooked dinner and dessert, we have games, prizes, make & take projects, and gifts and it’s also my BOGO (buy one, get one free) event.  Each year I reveal the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue too, much to the delight of the ladies, who are the first to see it!  But enough about that, let’s get to the project!

This is one of the gifts I made for everyone at my Hostess Appreciation Dinner:

It’s a full Wood-Mount Stamp Case (#127551) that my stampers can use to store their ‘tools’ in. 
I also personalized each case using My Digital Studio (#130646) – all the ladies loved it! Now they just have to grab their stampin’ kits when they go to a stamp class or club and it’s also easy to find their basic go-to items whenever they want to stamp!

Here’s the inside of my Stampin’ Kit, with the basic items I use every time I stamp:
I’ve got my awesome Paper Snips (103579); Bone Folder (#102300); Snail Adhesive (#104332); Blender Pen (#102845); Two-Way Glue Pen (#100425); Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246).  I also have my personalized Circle Monogram Photopolymer Stamp (#132852) stuck on the inside of the case so that I don’t lose it and it’s always handy when I need it. 

These kits are really great for storing your basic stampin’ tools – or anything else – and I love them! I honestly keep coming up with more and more uses for them and they’re great for gifts too because everyone can use a little extra storage case, right?

Frenchie has an awesome project on my blog today toocheck it out HERE.  Her card features a super cool technique I first saw during our Stampin’ Up! cruise and I’m so glad Frenchie has the instructions (and video) to show us all how to make it!

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See you again in a couple of weeks!