Crafter’s Christmas Party Fun
I wish you could have joined us in Mississippi for my Crafter’s Christmas Party! It’s an annual affair! Everybody brought a dish to share and I made ham and rolls so there was plenty of food! Several years ago our numbers got large enough to break our
Stamping Group into 2 groups. Both groups meet together for the Christmas Party so it’s like a big reunion! Everyone had such a good time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
We started the party with food and drinks which continued throughout the night! Two crafting stations were set up to make gift tags. The first tag was a simple Christmas ornament – an old design brought back to life. You can make it with any 3 sizes of circles. We used circle punches but framelits would work to. The largest circle was black, the next layer white, and the smallest layer was made out of Christmas Quilt designer papers. The black ornament top is 5/8″ circle folded in half. That piece should be attached to the white circle before it is adhered to the black circle. Add a “To and From” stamp and tie a ribbon in the top to finish your tag.
Cut the second tag with the Trim Your Stocking Thinlit Dies. This set includes lots of trimmings for the stocking as well as a pillow box backing that holds a gift card, candy, or small gift. The tag goes together really quickly. It’s just a matter of using tape runner to attach the pieces and stamping the sentiment. I’m cutting out faces of our family members to put on tags this year. The pictures will help us remember good times but more importantly help the youngest know who gifts go to when she passes them out this year!
After make and takes we gathered for the annual sock exchange. Everybody brings a pair of Christmas socks. They have stuffed one of them with candy, small gifts, craft supplies etc. We draw numbers to exchange and open our socks. Mine was filled with candy, glue, tape runner, gum, lotion, and lip gloss! Santa was very generous!
Treats for All
Next was a game of Christmas Charades. We discovered that most of our group had never played charades but everybody caught on quickly and each team got better as the game went on. This party is my chance to show my local customers how much I appreciate them so there were stockings hanging across the entry made from November Paper Pumpkin kits. Each guest got to pick a stocking and open it to find their surprise. Is stuffed them with coupons, candy, tape runner, small stamps, ink spots and other Stampin’ Up surprises. They were all different so guests literally got the “luck of the draw”.
While we picked stockings, Santa surprised us with a basket of gifts for everyone. Evidently they had all been very very good all year! Oh what fun we had opening surprises! The night went by way too quickly. I cherish these wonderful ladies who bless my life and support each other throughout the year. The friendships are my favorite part of Stampin’ Up and Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love we have for each other and our craft.
Have a wonderful Christmas!