Hello and welcome to this week’s CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop. If you’ve hopped on over from Julia Quinn’s post I know you will have been WOW’d already! Keep on clicking through this week’s CTC crew to see plenty more inspirational projects!
Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart is:
One of the ways that Stampin’ Up! fulfils this statement is through the Make a Difference Programme where Stampin’ Up! partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities and aims to make a difference through Corporate giving and promoting service by demonstrators and employees.
Each year a proportion of the sales generated from sales of the Making a Difference stamp set is donated to local Ronald McDonald House Charities in the country of the sales. This year the gorgeous Sprinkles of Life photopolymer stamp set is the Making a Difference set.
In New Zealand $3.50 of every Sprinkles of Life set sold is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities – so not only are you getting a great stamp set – you are supporting a very important charity.
I’ve made a few projects with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the co-ordinating Tree Builder Punch since it was released in the annual catalogue. Here are some samples I made for my catty launch in June which showed a few of the design elements available.
With three of the favourite flavours in our house – Goody Goody Gumdrop, Hokey Pokey and Orange Chocolate Chip.
See those shiny pieces of hockey pokey!
Customers also got to use the set themselves in one of the Make’n’Takes on the day which is shown below.
In July I featured the set in the Waterfall card I taught at our Wellington Creative Inker Extravaganza.
The card on the left is with the “waterfall” closed while the card on the right is after the “waterfall” has been pulled down to releal some hidden messages. This was the first waterfall card I have made. When I saw the ice cream I had visions of all those scoops stacked up and then disappearing!
Following the Extravaganza, I featured the Sprinkles of Life set in my thank you cards too.
In keeping with the Making a Difference goal of promoting service, at my Holiday catalogue launch last Friday I decided to provide a “Make’n’Donate” for my customers to complete in addition to the regular Make’nTakes.
The Make’nTakes were a Gold Coin donation which will be given to Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Make’n’Donate was free of charge – they just had to leave it behind for me to take into the Wellington Ronald McDonald House.
Those staying at the House will be able to use them to keep in touch with people while they are away from home during the Christmas Season.
If you haven’t already purchased the Sprinkles of Life stamp set I would encourage you to contact your demonstrator and do so. If you don’t have a demonstrator you can find the set HERE. This is a fun way to support a really worthwhile cause.
Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my creations as much as I did making them!
Keep hopping on through the Blog Hop – next up is the talented Stasia Sloma
If you get lost along the way you can aways check out the CTC Blog Hop page for a full list of the crew for the week.
Until next time